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Joseph Staten Jr

SoVaNow.com / February 19, 2013
Joseph Staten Jr., (Bubba) 63, of Saxe, entered eternal rest Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at Halifax Regional Hospital.

Mr. Staten was born in Charlotte County on Aug. 10, 1949 to Alma Skipper Staten and the late Joseph Staten. He received his education in Charlotte County Schools and was a member of First Baptist Church. He was employed at Burlington Mills, Drakes Branch, for many years and later by Morgan Lumber Company for more than 30 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Cherishing his memories are two sons, Tyrone Staten (Sharlene) and Cleveland Kelsey of Richmond, one step-son, Albert Brooks (Anita) of Farmville, one daughter, Jenet Staten of Saxe, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild; one brother, Dennis Staten (Grindle) of Drakes Branch, ex-wife, Johnette Staten of Saxe, devoted friend, Louise Davis of Saxe, and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A funeral was held Tuesday, Feb. 19, at First Baptist Church in Wylliesburg with Rev. Opie Terrell, officiating. Burial with military and Masonic honors followed in the church cemetery.

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

Online condolences may by expressed at http://www.harrisfhc.com.

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