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Helen Rhodenhizer Whitlow Cliborne

SoVaNow.com / February 04, 2013
Helen Rhodenhizer Whitlow Cliborne, of South Boston, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at Duke University Medical Center.

She was born in Campbell County on June 18, 1924 and was 88 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Walker Brooks Rhodenhizer and Preston Gravitt Rhodenhizer Clark. She was a member of Florence Avenue Baptist Church.

She is survived by four daughters, Gayle Nelson and husband Jimmy of Virgilina , Carolyn West and Ronnie of Roxboro, N.C., Shelia W. Throckmorton and friend Max Perez of Greensville, S.C., Kay Comer and friend Ted Moore of Hurdle Mills, N.C., six grandchildren, Phil Long, Wendy Solomon, Terri West, Mitch Throckmorton, Malisa Bowen and Jeffrey Comer; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, John Rhodenhizer and Vera of Lynchburg; special friend, Lorene Wade. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Owen and Henry Rhodenhizer.

A funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 2 at Florence Avenue Baptist Church, . with the Rev. Allen Boggs and the Rev. David Rhodenhizer officiating. Burial followed in the Virgilina Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Florence Avenue Baptist Church, c/o Elaine Tuck, 6091 Red Bank Road, Virgilina, VA 24598.

Online condolences may be directed to http://www.powellfunerals.com

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