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Brian Thomas Short / February 05, 2018

Brian Thomas Short of Nathalie died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 at his home. He was born in Halifax County on Nov. 8, 1982 and was 35 years old. He was the son of Donna Rai Williams and Jerry Thomas Short. He was an avid hunter and was in the construction trade.

Survivors include his mother, Donna Rai Williams of Roxboro and friend Bradley Hudson of Halifax, his father, Jerry Thomas Short of Nathalie, step-mother, Pam Vernon of Nathalie, his son, Jax Averett Newbill of Roxboro, his girlfriend Sarah Snead of Clover, his maternal grandparents, Muriel Williams of Virgilina and Roy D. Willams of Oxford, N.C., his paternal grandmother, Annie D. Short of Nathalie, aunts, Deena Siegla and husband Tim of Wedowee, Ala., Carolyn Riddle of Virgilina, Teresa Martin and husband Lee of Virgilina, Audrey Short and friend Terri of Nathalie, Phyllis Lindley and husband Rusty of South Boston, Cathy Spangler and husband Frankie of South Boston, Ann Jones and husband Willie of Halifax, uncles, David Williams of Virgilina, Frank Short and wife Shirley and Kelly Short, all of Halifax and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Bridget Renee’ Short, paternal grandfather, Russell Short and two uncles, Wesley Williams and Dale Williams.

A funeral will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. at the South Boston Church of God with Rev. T. Wayne Daniels and Rev. Doug Bellew officiating. Burial will follow at Grace Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service.

Those wishing to give memorials should consider the Halifax County Cancer Association, PO Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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