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Kathryn Kitty Chaffin Lawson / February 22, 2018

Kathryn “Kitty” Chaffin Lawson, 81, of South Boston died Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. She was born in Halifax County on Feb. 14, 1937, a daughter of the late Archer Wyatt Chaffin and the late Martha Kathryn (Kate) Clark Chaffin. She was married to the late Joseph Stebbins Lawson Jr. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Ms. Lawson is survived by one daughter, Kathryn Wilson Wills and fiancé Steve of Washington, D.C.; one son, Joseph Stebbins Lawson III and wife Melissa of High Point, N.C.; four grandchildren, Sterling Wills, Madlyn Wills, Stebbins Lawson and Harry Lawson; two sisters, Joanna Hughes (Bob) of South Boston and Pat Hay (Ted) of South Boston.

A funeral will be held Friday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Russell Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday, Feb. 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home and other times at her home, 2504 Halifax Road, South Boston.

Memorials may be directed to the Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558; Sentara Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592; or Halifax County YMCA, 650 Hamilton Blvd., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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