The Virginia State Baptist Ushers Union 

   1959~ 2023

              "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man,
the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. (1 Corinthians 2:9)." 

Celebrating 101 years y


Brother (Deacon) George Sizemore was featured on the WTVR Channel 6 News Series
Heroes Among Us / I Have a Story 

CLARKSVILLE, Va. -- In Clarksville, Virginia a pair of bridges move traffic across the Roanoke River. But just down the road in Buffalo Junction, you’ll find another span but no body of water in sight.

It's a bridge to another time.

“I love being where I am from and who I am,” George Sizemore said.

Sizemore turned 101 in November. He has lived nearly every one of those days in the same home.

“We never had a lot of money. But we had a lot of love in the area,” he said.

With the help of oxygen George shares stories of working the family farm.

“There was always something to do,” Mr. Sizemore said. “I think it is the most beautiful life that a man can live, to be born into the country.”

Brother Sizemore celebrated his 101st Birthday in November 2020 and was
honored with a drive-thru parade.
(parade pictures submitted by Demetra Williams MCVUU) 

Mr. Sizemore is a member of the Mecklenburg County and Vicinity Ushers Union.
He served as President of the VSBUU from 1994 -1996.

Celebrating 60th Wedding  Anniversary
December 27, 2020

Brother (Deacon) George S. Haymes and Lillian “Odell” J. Haymes  celebrate their 60th Anniversary.

The Couple's Motto
Blessed by the best has remained with them throughout these years. How did they make it? By never being too big and bad to say I am sorry.

(He) a baby born during the depression and (She) remembers the bombing of Pearl Harbor, say “that they have never experienced anything such as what we are experiencing now. They still say, “Give it to Jesus.”
The couple met at White Oak Fork Baptist Church, Virgilina, VA and married three months later with Rev. H. Wood, Pastor of St. Michael AME Church, Riverdale, South Boston, performing the ceremony.
The family consists of daughter, Cheryl H. Terry (Otis, deceased); Grandsons: Bernard O. Terry and Tyrone Maurice Terry; 2 great grandchildren and two special step-grandchildren, are all dear to their hearts; 2 very special friends that they hold dear: Sierra &

The couple Faith Community consists of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, South Boston, Frederick Eily, Pastor; family and friends throughout the Hyco Community, and neighboring areas, have sustained their vision in so many ways, but always God first.
Their Theme
Give It to Jesus.” Never let pride keep you from saying,” I am sorry.”

Two Favorite Scriptures
Great is Thy Faithfulness: Lamentations 3:22-23 and Book of Psalms Chapter 23

“Feeling Blessed Beyond Measure”

Mr. & Mrs. Haymes are members of  Halifax County and Vicinity Ushers Union.

Mr. Haymes served as President of VSBUU from 1985 - 1987

Mrs. Haymes served as President of VSBUU from 1996 - 1998