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Affal Jones Crenshaw / December 18, 2017

Affal Jones Crenshaw of South Boston died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born Oct. 13, 1949 in Halifax County and was 68 years old. She was the daughter of the late Hurley Charlie Jones and the late Doris Newbill Jones and was married to Kenneth B. Crenshaw Sr., who survives.

Mrs. Crenshaw is survived by her husband, Kenneth B. Crenshaw Sr. of South Boston, a daughter, Tammie Crenshaw Barksdale and husband Mark of South Boston, two sons, Kenneth Crenshaw Jr. of South Boston and Hurley Eugene Crenshaw of Halifax, seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, one brother, Louie Dean Jones of Vernon Hill, two sisters, Velda Jones Guthrie of Halifax and Terrie Jones White and husband Don of Vernon Hill.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Justin Whitaker and a great granddaughter, Abigail Whitaker.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Affal would like for you to know that her work here is done. She received a new calling to return home with her parents, grandchild and family in heaven. Her new life takes her to a new place where she will be dancing and reading to her heart’s content. She was a dedicated woman who worked hard and took care of her family and helped others by giving them a place to go when they had nowhere. She would give even if it took away from herself. Her family was her heart and first love.

For memorials please consider a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Powell Cremation Services.

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