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Earl Thomas Thaxton

SoVaNow.com / February 17, 2011
Earl Thomas Thaxton of Jeffress Boulevard, South Boston died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 62. He was born in Roxboro, N.C. on Feb. 7, 1949 to the late Walter Lee Thaxton and Mary Walton Thaxton.

Mr. Thaxton is survived by six children including the devoted Donna Goddard, Earlene Lester and LaTasha Goddard, all of Durham, N.C., five grandchildren, four sisters, Hattie Chappell of South Boston, Rosalyn Ragland of Connecticut, Phillis Moore and Mary Anna Latta, both of Alexandria, three brothers, Wydell Latta of Burlington, N.C., McKinly Scott and Larry Latta, both of Manassas, two brothers-in-law, Earnest Chappell and Jermaine Jones, both of Alexandria, an uncle, James J. Walton and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Thaxton was preceded in death by three brothers, Nathan Walton, Earnest Dunkley and Melvin Walton.

A funeral for Mr. Thaxton will be conducted Saturday, Feb. 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the Crawford House Chapel in Halifax with Rev. Antori Brown officiating. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-7 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home and at all other times at his residence, 1631 Jeffress Blvd., South Boston.

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