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Edith Rebecca Holsinger / August 07, 2017

Edith Rebecca Holsinger, 104, of South Boston, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. She was born in Halifax County on Dec. 3, 1912, daughter of the late John Geil Holsinger and Lydia Ellen Beam Holsinger. She was an active member of Scottsburg Baptist Church for 32 years and was retired from J.P. Stevens after 41 years of service.

Ms. Holsinger is survived by three nieces, Sharon Williamson of South Dakota, Kelly Williamson DeRoy of South Dakota and Tracey Williamson of San Antonio, Texas.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Rhoda May Holsinger, Gladys H. Philpott, Stella Holsinger, one brother, Floyd O. Holsinger and one nephew, John A. Philpott.

Special thanks to her caregivers Ethel Everhart, Myrtle Spangler, Virginia Martin, Erma Joyner, Carolyn Rickmond and Diana Satterfield and her close friends Linda and Sam Hailey, Dorcas Martin and Nancy and Charles Hazelwood.

Graveside services were held Sunday, Aug. 6, at 3 p.m. at Halifax Memorial Gardens with Rev. Don Rhew officiating. Visitation was held following the service.

Memorials may be directed to Scottsburg Baptist Church, P.O. Box 85, Scottsburg, VA 24589 or Sentara Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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