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James Otis Osborne / January 05, 2021

James Otis Osborne, 70, of Chase City died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 at his residence.

Mr. Osborne was born in Mecklenburg County July 24, 1950. He attended the schools of Mecklenburg County, and at an early age joined Rocky Mount Baptist Church in Skipwith. Mr. Osborne was a devoted employee of Lewis Tree Service with over 44 years of service.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories his devoted wife, Nannie Lee Osborne of Chase City; sons, James Degree (Tara) of Oxford, N.C., David Degree and Willie Degree (Sharita) all of Clarksville; two stepdaughters, Vanessa Dodson of Clarksville and Rose Williams (Terry) of Leesburg, Ga.; 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren; his siblings, Charlie Bullock, Shirley Bullock, Robert Bullock (Marie), Clifton Bullock (Cynthia), Edward Bullock, Marlene Jones (Larry) and Joseph Bullock (Kim) all of Chase City and Mary Lee Hipps (Scottie) of Henderson, N.C., and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Pauline Bullock and Charlie Bullock; siblings, Virginia, Jessie and Clarence.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, Jan. 7, at 1 p.m. at Rocky Mount Baptist Church cemetery, Skipwith with Rev. Dennis King officiating.

Public viewing will be held Wednesday, Jan. 6 from 2-6 p.m.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a mask will be required for all viewings and services. We ask that you adhere to all guidelines, and practice social distancing.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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