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Betty Noblin Church / June 11, 2018

Betty Noblin Church, 82, of Halifax, died Wednesday, June 6, 2018. She was born in Halifax County on April 11, 1936, a daughter of the late John Richard Noblin and Lois Yates Noblin. She was married to Douglas Church and was cafeteria manager at Halifax Elementary School for 42 years.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Church is survived by four daughters, Judy C. Chappell and husband H.L. of Vernon Hill, Ava Church of South Boston, Tammy C. McVay of Richmond and Dawn Meeler and husband Jimmy of Cluster Springs; one son, John D. Church and wife Cheryl of Halifax; seven grandchildren, Henry Chappell III, Shaun Franklin, Chris Raynor, Holly Powell, Bianca Meeler, Nate Meeler and Noah Meeler; 18 great-grandchildren; one sister, Jeanette N. Long of Danville; one brother, John W. Noblin of Fayetteville, N.C., and special friends, Agnes Gregory and Rosanne Oakes.

A funeral was held Saturday, June 9, 11:00 a.m. at Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Clinton McKinney officiating. Burial followed in Halifax Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends one hour prior to service and at other times at 1009 Patterson Lane, Halifax.

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Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home, Powell Cremation Services.

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