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Jean Barksdale Geoghegan

SoVaNow.com / March 26, 2013
Jean Barksdale Geoghegan, 78, of Chase City, passed away on March 20, 2013.

She was born on March 29, 1934 to the late Flournoy X. and Ellen McPhail Barksdale at Mulberry Hill in Randolph.

Mrs. Geoghegan was a long-time resident of Chase City and was a devoted friend and volunteer to many in the area. She was member of St. John's Episcopal Church and Fortnightly Club.

She is survived by her son, Wayde M. Geoghegan III and wife, Jane, of Glen Allen, two daughters, Nancy Chamlee and husband, Bob, of Ashland, and Jeanie Geoghegan and Gary Bray of Brookneal, a brother-in-law, Richard M. Geoghegan and wife, Samantha, of Lynchburg, numerous nieces and nephews; and two special caregivers and friends, Lois and Yvonne.

She was predeceased by her husband, Wayde Marshall Geoghegan Jr.; one brother, Paul Barksdale; and two sisters, Dorothy Butler and Blair Coleman. She is also predeceased by her brother and sister who passed away at the age of 14, Flournoy Barksdale and Ellen Barksdale.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 23, at 1 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church with Rev. Paul Phillips officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's Episcopal Church or the Stanton River Battlefield Park Foundation, P.O. Box 1, Randolph, Va. 23962.

Online condolences may be expressed at newcomballgoodfh.com.

Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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