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Keith Christopher Womack

SoVaNow.com / November 15, 2012
Keith Christopher Womack of 1023 Red Bird Trail, Scottsburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at his home.

He was born in Halifax County on Feb. 18, 1972 and was 40 years of age. He was the son of Billy Ray Womack and Dottie Brubaker Womack and was married to Linda Jennings Womack. Mr. Womack was a member of Scottsburg Baptist Church.

Mr. Womack is survived by two daughters, Destiny Nicole Womack and Arriana Dawn Womack, both of of Nathalie, a stepson, Aaron Wright of Brookneal and a stepdaughter,Tara Dixon of Halifax, his mother, Dottie Brubaker Womack of South Boston and his father, Billy Ray Womack and wife Wanda of Vernon Hill, a brother, Jonathan Womack of South Boston and three sisters, Billie Jo Ahern of Granberry, Texas, Martha Williams of Scottsburg and Kimberly Seamster of Granberry, Texas, three aunts and five uncles.

A funeral will be held Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Alan Mahan officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service.

For memorials, please consider the Halifax County Cancer Association, P. O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558 or Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592.

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