Obituaries Archive - 131
Published Date:  Friday 10th, July 2009

Edith Steger, 87
Buckingham Resident
Dies Tuesday, July 7


   BUCKINGHAM, July 9 – Edith Harris Webb Steger, 87, of Buckingham Court House, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2009. She was the wife of the late Frank Edmond Webb and the late Thomas Joseph Steger.
   She is survived by three daughters, Mary (Mimi) Webb Stout and husband, Teddy of Lorton, Margaret Webb Thomas and husband, Luther of Buckingham, and Frances Webb Ford and husband, Kent of Forest; stepdaughter, Joanne Steger Songer and husband, Ed of Scottsville; stepson, Thomas Joseph Steger Jr. and wife, Liz of Scottsville; eight grandchildren, Katie Thomas Shrock, Emily Thomas Smith, Frank Edward Ford, Lyndsey Edmond Ford, Tracie Steger Skipper, Wendy Leigh Oliver, Jennifer Steger Farrish, and T.J. Steger III; seven great-grandchildren; older sisters, Eleanor Harris McRae and husband, Neil of Virginia Beach, and Louise Harris Wilck of Farmville; and four special nephews.
   She was born in the Five Forks area of Prince Edward County, the youngest of four daughters of the late Marshall and Mary Harris. After the death of her first husband, she owned and operated the Frank E. Webb Insurance Agency in Dillwyn for 14 years. She served as treasurer of the Buckingham County Volunteer Rescue Squad during the initial formation years of the squad, and served as the treasurer of Historic Buckingham for many years. Edith was an active member and elder in Maysville Presbyterian Church. She was devoted to her children and grandchildren and they loved their “Nonnie.”
   Family will receive friends on Thursday (today) from 7-9 p.m. at Dunkum Funeral Home.
   Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Maysville Presbyterian Church with interment in the Buckingham Community Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Maysville Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 221, Buckingham, VA 23921, or Historic Buckingham, P.O. Box 152, Buckingham, VA 23921.
   Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, is serving the family.

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Robert D. Burton, 79
Of Scottsville

   Died Sunday, July 5, 2009. A funeral service is planned this Friday at 1 p.m. at Ridgeway Baptist Church in Scottsville with interment in the church cemetery. Reid’s Funeral Home, Dillwyn.

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James W. Couch, 74
Of Lithonia, GA

   Died Wednesday, July 8, 2009. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 15, at noon at New Hope Baptist Church, Abilene, with interment in the church cemetery. Bland-Reid Funeral Home, Farmville.

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Funeral Service To
Be Held Saturday For
James M. Snoddy, Sr. 69


   JULY 9 – James Marshall Snoddy Sr., 69, went to stand by our Savior’s side on Monday, July 6, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer.
   A veteran of the U.S. Army 9th Chemical Co., and a 35-year employee with Fork Union Sanitary District, James was dedicated to family, hard work, and respect for anyone he came in contact with. He was an incredibly humble and gentle man whose belief was that manners would take you further in life than anything else. He was happiest when he could be with family and friends and loved nothing more than to visit, sit, talk, and laugh, or to help out a friend.
   James was born on October 19, 1939 to Ivan Lee and Alice Davis Snoddy of Arvonia. Dedicated father of three children, James Marshall Snoddy Jr. of Wenatchee, WA, Debra Snoddy Davis of Dillwyn, and Michael Bruce Snoddy of Santa Cruz, CA. Loving grandfather to Kristen, Marsha, and Jeannie Davis. Dear brother to Lucy Nicholas, Monroe Snoddy, Wayne Snoddy of Arvonia, and Joyce Gilbert of Timonium, MD. Loving companion of eight years, Carol Tipton.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan and Alice, a sister, Mae Davis, and brothers, Aubrey Snoddy, Ralph Snoddy, and Harvey Snoddy.
   Family night will be held Friday from 6-9 p.m. at Mount Tabor Baptist Church, Arvonia, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with interment in the church cemetery.
   Funeral arrangements have been made by and flowers may be sent to Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn.

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Memorial Service
Set Saturday For
Sally Sanderson, 94


   JULY 9 – Sally Scott Sanderson, 94, of Farmville, died on Wednesday, July 8, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Porter and Ellen Walker Scott in Cumberland County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie Holman Sanderson, twin sister, Frances Ligon, and three brothers, Edwin, Thomas and George Scott.
   She is survived by her son, William Walker “Billy” Sanderson Sr. and wife, Geraldine of Farmville; sister, Elizabeth Scott Crump of Richmond; two grand-children, Carol Anne Seal and husband, Terry of Farmville, and William Walker Sanderson Jr. and wife, Laura of Farmville; six great-grandchildren, Ellen and Caroline Seal, Allison, Walker, Hunter and Rebekah Sanderson.
   The family will receive friends at Billy and Geraldine’s residence on Friday evening from 6-8:30 p.m.
   A memorial service will be held on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. from Centenary United Methodist Church.
   Remembrances may be made in her memory to Centenary United Methodist Church Building Fund, 81 Angola Road, Farmville, VA 23901, or Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 1186, Dillwyn, VA 23936.
   Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.

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Published Date:  Wednesday 8th, July 2009

Memorial Service
Set Friday For
Else N. Krohn


   JULY 7 — Else N. Krohn passed away Saturday, July 4, 2009 in Farmville. She was born April 5, 1931 in Moss, Norway to Fredrik Nilsen and Hedvig Ombudstvedt Nilsen. Her parents, brother and two sisters in Norway preceded her in death.
   Else married W. Henrik Krohn May 21, 1955 and they immigrated to the United States with their son in 1958. Their twin daughters were born in Alabama. Else was a home-maker and sold real estate. She was an avid bridge player, gardener and a talented fiber artisan.
   Else leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 54 years, W. Henrik Krohn of the home; a son, C. Fredrik Krohn of Richmond; twin daughters, Joan H. Krohn (Ron Muller) of Glen Ellen, CA and Marie E. Krohn-Polsinello of Farmville; grandchildren, Dawn M. Polsinello of Farmville, and Henrik L. and Jakob D. Krohn-Muller of Glen Ellen, CA; and two nieces in Norway.
   A memorial service will be held Friday, July 10, at 7 p.m. at the chapel of Puckett Funeral Home.
   Family will receive friends Friday 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Else’s name may be made to Prince Edward County Volunteer Rescue Squad.
   Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is serving the family.

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Memorial Service To
Be Held Saturday For
Gene W. Welch, 75


   GALAX, July 7 — Gene Walker Welch, 75, of Galax, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2009 at his home in Carroll County. He was born Saturday, September 23, 1933 to the late Robert and Florence Edna Welch. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Paschal Ewart Welch and Clarence J. Welch.
   He is survived by his wife, Shirley W. Welch of the home; three sons, Gene Walker Welch Jr. and wife, Elizabeth of Lyman, SC, Robert Alexander Welch and wife, Ellen of Mt. Airy, NC, and Phillip Wayne Welch of Haw River, NC; a daughter, Alice Suzanne Jones and husband, Nathan of White Fish Bay, WI.; brother, Rev. Carroll B. Welch of Madison Heights; sister, Nancy Carwile of Pamplin; sister-in-law, Virginia Baker Welch of Pamplin; nine grandchildren, Phillip Taylor Welch, Thomas Walker Welch, Samuel Clarence Welch, Austin Wayne Welch, Grace Elizabeth Welch, Jack Alexander Welch, Trenton Welch Jones, Hunter Welch Jones, and Grayson Welch Jones; several nieces and nephews and numerous friends.
   A memorial service will be held at Spring Creek Baptist Church on Saturday, July 11, at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the family cemetery.
   The family asks that donations be made to Twin County Hospice, P.O. Box 106, Galax, VA 24333 or to the American Cancer Society, 1079C Spruce St., Martinsville, VA 24112.
   Twin County Funerals is serving the Welch family. Online condolences can be made at www.twincountyfunerals.com.

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Funeral Service To
Be Held In Maryland
For John Humerick

   JULY 7 — John Humerick, born in Thurmont, Maryland, February 14, 1926, the son of Hubert Alanzo and Laura Amanda Humerick, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, July 6, 2009. John resided in Farmville.
   John was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be remembered fondly by his family and friends. He was a veteran of World War II and served his country proudly in the Navy aboard the SS Schroeder.
   John is survived by his wife of 55 years Edna F. Humerick; his children, Carol A. Offutt, J. David Humerick, and Lisa D. Stream and husband, Robert E. Stream; grandchildren, Benjamin Pixley, Laura Pixley, Jon Humerick, Allison Stream, Rachel Humerick, Emily Stream and Kelly Stream who all knew him simply as “Pappy”; sisters Margaret Cooper and Janey Ecker and also many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. John was predeceased by his daughter, Jacqueline K. Pixley, six brothers and two sisters.
   Funeral services will be held at Stauffer’s Funeral Home in Thurmont, Maryland Saturday July 11 at 11 a.m.
   Family will have a viewing July 10, from 2-4 p.m. and receive friends from 7-9 p.m. at the Stauffer’s Funeral Home.
   Condolences may be sent to Edna and the family in c/o New Life Assembly of God Church, 9 Mayhan Road, Farmville, VA. 23901. Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of local arrangements.

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Norman R. Jenkins, 81
Of Chase City
Dies Sunday, July 5

   CHASE CITY, July 7 — Norman R. Jenkins, 81, of Chase City, died Sunday, July 5, 2009.
   He was an Army veteran, a member of South Hill American Legion, and was a former owner and operator of Jenkins Amoco in Boydton and retired from Mecklenburg Correctional Center.
   Mr. Jenkins was the widower of Irene Hatchell Jenkins and was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Kenneth Jenkins, Chester Jenkins, Ruth Byrd and Dessie Gilbert.
   He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Dan Duvall of Meherrin; and sisters, Faye Seamans and Syble Adams of Chase City.
   The family will receive friends Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Wood Funeral Service, with services to follow at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Crestview Memorial Park, LaCrosse.
   Condolences may be expressed at:
www.woodfuneralservice.com
   Wood Funeral Service, Chase City, is serving the family.

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Funeral Thursday For
Paul J. Harris, Sr.,64
Of New Canton

   NEW CANTON, July 7 — Paul Julian Harris Sr., 64, of New Canton passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2009.
   Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Walter E. and Virginia Harris Sharpe; his wife, Grace T. Harris and a daughter, Paula E. Harris.
   He is survived by two sons, Paul Michael Harris and wife, Katie of California and Paul “Pee Wee” Harris Jr. of New Canton; two daughters, Jacqueline Harris Garrett and husband, Meade and Tina Harris Ownby and husband, Jay both of Dillwyn; two sisters, Edna Sharpe and Alice Bell and husband Dana; a brother, Walter “Brother” Sharpe and fiance’, Emma Smith all of New Canton; uncle, Sonny Harris and wife, Nancy of Cumberland and six grandchildren, Cooper, Mia, Meade Jr., Katilyn, Max and Cinnamon.
   Family will receive friends at Dunkum Funeral Home Wednesday, July 8, from 6-8 p.m.
   Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at the funeral home with interment in the Cedar Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, is serving the family.

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Published Date: Friday 3rd, July 2009

Lena Morrissette Vaughan
Of Crewe

   Died July 1, 2009. A funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Jennings-McMillian Funeral Home, with interment in Trinity Memorial Gardens, Rice. Jennings-McMillian Funeral Home, Crewe.

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Goldie Cornell, 95
Of Farmville, Dies
June 28 At Woodland


   JULY 2 – Goldie LaForce Cornell, 95, of Farmville, died peacefully on Sunday, June 28, 2009 at The Woodland, Farmville.
   Born in Dante, March 30, 1914, she was a daughter of the late James Perry LaForce and Clementine O’Quin LaForce, who spent the last years of their lives in Prospect.
   She was the sixth of 11 children and is survived by a sister, Bernice LaForce Maillet and husband, Charles of Portsmouth, Ohio; nieces, Pam Brumfield of Farmville, Janet Taylor Fuller of South Boston and Hidden Lake Farm, Prospect, Joan Cox Barry, Marie LaForce Talley, Jacquie Maillet O’Rourke, Charlene Maillet Counts, Julie Maillet Ihardt, Carolyn Moore Weaver, Kim LaForce, Sheri LaForce Byran and Debbie LaForce Pratz; and nephews, Larry Moore, Chip Maillet, and Lt. Col. (Ret) Paul LaForce.
   Mrs. Cornell was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Benjamin Cornell, a proud Army veteran of WWII, and later an executive with VEPCO, Richmond, until retiring to Farmville, and their daughter, Susan Cornell who succumbed to cancer at age 11. Among her nine deceased siblings were local residents, Grace LaForce Cox and Roxie LaForce Taylor.
   Mrs. Cornell was a registered nurse who had a distinguished career in both private and public practice, serving many years as a public health nurse in Petersburg and Richmond and as chief operating room nurse at Southside Community Hospital. She was particularly noted for her compassion and selfless dedication to serve those in need long after normal working hours.
   A graveside service was held on Tuesday at Prospect Methodist Church Cemetery where Mrs. Cornell was laid to rest alongside her beloved husband, Al and only child, Susan in the LaForce family plot, where rest also the remains of her parents and other family members.
   Memorials may be sent to the Prospect Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Donald Cook, 884 Firsat Rock Road, Prospect, VA 23960.
  Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral Home, Farmville, served the family.

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Memorial Service
Held Tuesday For
Mary Hubbard, 92


   SOUTH CAROLINA, July 2 — Mary Stelline Hubbard, 92, of Caropines, South Carolina died Sunday, June 28, 2009 at her residence following an illness.
   Mrs. Hubbard was born in Brittons Neck, SC a daughter of the late W.S. and Rilla Altman. She was a Wave during WWII and in her service years, she met and married Fielder Hubbard of Rice. They lived 45 years together in Rice before retiring to Surfside Beach in 1990. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Roderick, Johnny, Coley, Marion, and T.J. Altman, and sisters, Annie Foster and Edith Young.
   Mrs. Hubbard is survived by her husband, H. Fielder Hubbard; son, Wilson A. Hubbard of Surfside Beach; and a sister, Neta Campbell of Florence. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.
   A memorial service was held Tuesday, at Surfside United Methodist Church with Dr. Scott H. Wachter officiating.
   Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 1131, Fairfax, VA 22038.
   An online guest book is available at:
www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com
   Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.

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Published Date: Wednesday 1st, July 2009

Catherine Jones, 95
Formerly of Farmville,
Dies June 24 At Home


   MARTINSVILLE, June 30 — Catherine Bergendahl (Katie) Jones, 95, of Martinsville, formerly of Farmville, died quietly at home, Wednesday, June 24, 2009. She was born in Roanoke on August 18, 1914 to the late Oscar E. Bergendahl and Cora Emma Cuddy Bergendahl.
   She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Martinsville. Katie was the widow of William Edgar Jones and also was preceded in death by two sisters.
   She is survived by two daughters, Catharine J. Nelson and husband, Gary of Martinsville and Judith H. Johnston and husband, Phil of Louisville, KY; a son, William Edgar Jones Jr. of LaGrange, TX; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Thelma Lundy of Rocky Mount, NC and Elleen Cairy of Huntington Beach, CA and a brother, Oscar E. Bergendahl Jr. of Erwin, TN.
   According to her wishes she has been cremated and a family memorial service will be held at a later date.
   The family requests that any memorial be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 1901 Patrick Henry Ave., Martinsville, VA 24112. Those wishing to express a memory or sympathy on-line, may do so by visiting;
www.bassettfuneralservice.com.
   Bassett Funeral Service, Martinsville, is serving the family of Mrs. Jones.

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Col. Ret. Gary Lentz, 69
Of Farmville Dies
June 28 At Home

   JUNE 30 — Col. Ret. Gary Dean Lentz, M.D., 69, of Farmville passed away Sunday morning, June 28, 2009 at his residence. He was born May 20, 1940 in the Philippines, the son of the late Col. Ret. Emmert Carl Lentz, M.D. and Anna Lorraine Ley Lentz.
   He graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1962 and was a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
   He served in the United States Air Force for 25 years. He then opened his private practice in Farmville where he worked for 12 years.
   Dr. Lentz was an avid golfer and enjoyed animals and the outdoors. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor O. Lentz, his brother, Dana Carl Lentz and his grandson, Kevin Michael King.
   He is survived by his sons, John Sevier King of Smithfield, Frank Scott King and wife, Rose of Zebulon, NC and Brian Richard King and wife, Susan of Chester; a daughter, Carla Ann Lentz of Richmond; grandchildren, Christopher Ryan King, Alexis Nicole King, Kaitlin Brooke King, Keegan Hunter Jones and Elle Anneliese Miller; and a sister, Barbara Ann Gresham of Zionsville, IN.
   A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, July 2, from 6-8 p.m. at Puckett Funeral Home.
  Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral Service
Held Monday For
Percy Weldon Bowles, 76


   PAMPLIN, June 30 — Percy Weldon Bowles, 76 of Pamplin died peacefully at his home Fri-day, June 26, 2009 with his family at his side. He was born March 14, 1933, the son of the late Ronald and Lelia Gallier Bowles of Pamplin. Mr. Bowles served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
   He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lois Finch Bowles; three daughters, Jo Anne Wilkins and Rick, Jane Hamlett and husband, Willie and Janet McCraw and husband, Chip; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brothers, Ronald Bowles Jr. of Farmville and Raymond Bowles of Salem and numerous nieces and nephews.
   A funeral service was held Monday at College Church in Hampden-Sydney with interment in the church cemetery.
   Memorial contributions may be made to College Church or to Hospice of the Hills.
   Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, was in charge of arrangements.

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Graveside Service
Held Tuesday For
Shirley Elmore, 66


   GREEN BAY, June 30 – Shirley Ann Barton Elmore, 66, of Green Bay, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2009.
   She is survived by her husband, Bernard B. Elmore and a sister, Dale Barton, formerly of Crewe. She was preceded in death by a child, Steven Elmore.
   Graveside services were held Tuesday (today) at Rennie Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Amelia.
   Jennings-McMillian Funeral Home, Crewe, served the family.

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Lucille Bates, 87
of Crewe

   Died Saturday, June 27, 2009. Services and interment will be private. Jennings-McMillian Funeral Home, Crewe.

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Published Date: Friday 26th, June 2009

David A. Anstine, 78
Formerly Of Rice
Dies June 17


   MINERAL, June 25 — David A. Anstine, 78, of Mineral, formerly of Rice, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2009.
   He was born March 26, 1931 in Washington D. C., the son of the late Hamond N. and Ruth E. Fisher Anstine. Mr. Anstine served his country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He was involved with many veteran organizations, as well as volunteering at the V.A. in Richmond.
   He is survived by his sister, Mildred Faulkner and husband, Hugh of Florida; two sisters-in-law, Alva Anstine of Mineral and Ellen Anstine of Lynchburg; three step-children in Georgia; nieces and nephews, Frederick Doe and wife, Barbara of New Mexico, Victoria Dumm of California, Stephen Doe and wife, Joan of Fredericksburg, Ruth Waller of Mineral, Paul Anstine and wife, Gayle of New York, Lynn McConnell of Texas, Alan Anstine and wife, Lynn of Baise, Sharon MacDonald and husband, Bill of Mineral, Donna Gray, Dianne Deal, Richard Anstine, and Ann Johnson and husband, Bill all of Florida, Susan Dana of Ashburn, Nick Anstine and wife, Judy of Springfield, Mary Ellen Gleason of Carrsville and Bill Anstine of Lynchburg; numerous great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Anstine, one sister, two brothers and a brother-in-law.
   A funeral service will be held Monday, June 29, at 12:30 p.m. at the chapel of Puckett Funeral Home with interment to follow at 2 p.m. in Virginia Veteran’s Cemetery at Amelia. Family will receive friends Monday 11-12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to New Life Assembly of God Children’s Ministry, 9 Mahan Road, Farmville, VA 23901 or any veteran’s organization.
   Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.

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JAMES JONES

Honor Guard Service
For James Jones To
Be Held On Monday

   RICHMOND, June 25 James Jones departed this life on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at McGuire Veterans Nursing Home, Richmond. He was born on January 19, 1919 in New Canton to the late Henry Jones and Maude Jones.
   On Monday, June 29 friends may visit with the family at Michael Hawkes Funeral Home Amelia Courthouse from 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. until time of the Honor Guard service at Virginia Veterans Cemetery of Amelia, 10300 Pridesville Rd., Amelia.
   Repast will be at Namaws Restaurant, 16121 Goodes Bridges Rd., Amelia Courthouse.
   Michael W. Hawkes Funeral Home, Amelia, is serving the family.

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Funeral Services To
Be Held Friday For
Percy “Boots” Dixon, 73

   CULLEN, June 25 – Percy Laverne “Boots” Dixon, 73, of Cullen, died Wednesday, June 24, 2009.
   Surviving are his wife, Patricia J. Dixon; five sons, Mikal Anthony, Trevor Dixon, Evon Dixon, Jake Dixon, and Stefan Dixon; four daughters, Irena Smith, Gabrielle Dixon, Morgan Dixon, and Chy Dixon; a brother, Howard Dixon; two sisters, Faye Hailey and Wilma G. Dixon; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, with interment in the Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery.
   The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday (today).
   The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, is in charge of arrangements.

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