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Eligah Granville Seamster / February 06, 2020

Eligah Granville “Butch” Seamster, 75, of Nathalie, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at the Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital after a brief illness. He was born Jan. 21, 1945 in Halifax County, son of the late Elvin Curtis Seamster and the late Nannie Conner Seamster. Mr. Seamster worked in some public work, but always farmed, which was his passion. His other passions were working on automobiles and going to races.

Mr. Seamster is survived by one sister, Joyce Seamster Dawson (Cecil) of Halifax; five nephews, Kenneth (Aileen), Mark (Sharon), Bobby (Jackie), Ronnie (Brandy) and Frank Seamster Jr.; eight great-nieces and nephews; three great-great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

A funeral was held Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Dawson family cemetery.

The family received friends one hour prior to service at Powell Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to the Halifax County Cancer Association or your favorite charity.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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