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Hallie Beatrice Duncan Claiborne / September 01, 2011
Hallie Beatrice Duncan “Miss Bea” Claiborne of Sinai Road, South Boston died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 at her home at the age of 91. Born in Halifax County on Dec. 27, 1919 to the late Henderson Duncan and Ola Chalmers Duncan, she was married to the late S. Jackson Claiborne and was a member of Berry Hill Baptist Church.

Mrs. Claiborne is survived by two daughters, June Claiborne and Regina Claiborne-Johnson, both of South Boston, seventeen grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren, Also surviving is an aunt, Esther Chalmers of Philadelphia, Pa., two daughters-in-law, Rosetta Claiborne of South Boston and Dr. Joyce Allen Claiborne of Albany, Ga., two sisters-in-law, Agnes C. Smith of Los Vegas, Nev., and Thelma Claiborne of Durham, N.C., and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted Louise Martin and her devoted caretaker, Elsie Guy, In addition to her husband and parents, Claiborne was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Diane C. Gosier, two sons, Dr. Andrew J. Claiborne and John H. Claiborne Sr. and seven sisters, Maggie, Lottie, Mamie, Frances, Rachel, Ola Maud and Suzanne.

A funeral for Mrs. Claiborne will be conducted on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 3 p.m. at Berry Hill Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at The Crawford House chapel in Halifax on Friday evening from 7-8 p.m. and at all other times at the home, 2204 Sinai Road, South Boston.

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