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Mattie G. Easley Logan

SoVaNow.com / December 13, 2012
Mattie G. Easley Logan, 94, of Beulah Road, Nathalie, died on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 at Halifax Regional Hospital.

Mrs. Logan was born in Halifax County, on July 10, 1918 to the late Holt Easley and Anna Leigh Easley. She was married to the late Herbert Dee Logan and was a member of New Zion Baptist Church.

She is survived by five daughters, Anna Rone and husband, Jesse of Nathalie, Percilla Yates of Norfolk, Joyce Powell and husband Gil of Midlothian, Cynthia Ferrell and husband Michael and JoAnne Brooks and husband Garfield, all of Richmond; five sons, Lloyd Logan and wife LeAnne of Upper Marlboro, Md., Herbert Logan and wife Stella of El Paso, Texas, Alexander Logan and wife Jeanette of Nathalie and Kenneth Logan and wife Renay of Richmond; (13) grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Inez Hartridge of Germantown, Md., and Lou Fannie Bailey of South Boston; two brothers, Richard Thomas Easley and wife Louise of Philadelphia, and Joe H. Easley of Mt. Ranier, Md., and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Equilla Lakes and Deborah Edmonds; eight sisters, Juanita Marshall, Elma Mason, Charlene Hartridge, Norma Jean Hunter, Arlene Royster, Marjorie Easley, Adelle Butler, and JoAnne Hendricks; and three brothers, James Easley, Willie Holt Easley and Frank Easley.

A funeral will be held Thursday, Dec. 13 11 a.m. at New Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Willie N. Yancey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family is receiving friends at the residence, 1086 Beulah Road, Nathalie.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, North Main Street, South Boston.

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