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John Jasper Dunn

SoVaNow.com / January 31, 2013
John Jasper Dunn of Ridge Road, Roxboro, N.C., died on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at Person Memorial Hospital in Roxboro, at the age of 79.

Mr. Dunn was born in Halifax County on Dec. 25, 1933 to the late Flemming Dunn Sr. and Anna Lee Dunn. He was married to the late Elnora Dunn and was a member of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Dunn is survived by one stepson: John Woody of South Boston, four sisters: Shirley Dunn of Orange, N.J., Mary Malone of Mt. Clair, N.J., Anna Dunn of East Orange, and Sea Dorothy Hans of Philadelphia, three brothers: Flemming Dunn Jr. of Jersey City, N.J., Rufus Dunn of Emporia, James Dunn and wife, Catherine of Rosella, N.J., two step-granddaughters: Cheryl Woody and Dominek Brandon and husband, Daniel; two step-grandsons Joshua and Jeremiah Brandon; two nieces and a nephew that he raised: Linda Jennings, Vonnie Jones, both of South Boston and Charlie Walton of Summerville, S.C., and a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, Alton with Rev. Herbert Pettiford officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the residence of Louis and Linda Jennings, 77 Poplar Creek St. South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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