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Jean DeJarnette Watlington / October 12, 2020

Jean DeJarnette Watlington, 91, of South Boston, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. She was born in Halifax County on Sept. 9, 1929, daughter of the late Thomas Fielding DeJarnette, Jr. and the late Marguerite Lacy DeJarnette. She was married to the late Junius Adelbert Watlington and was a member of First Baptist Church, South Boston Garden Club, and Halifax CountyLittle Theatre and volunteered at the South Boston-Halifax County Museum.

Ms. Watlington is survived by her son, Nick Nichols of South Boston; her brother, Tommy DeJarnette (Velvet) of Martinsville; niece and nephew, Kathy DeJarnette of Martinsville and Fielding DeJarnette of Lynchburg.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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