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Minnie Frances Hancock Duffey

SoVaNow.com / April 20, 2017

Minnie Frances “Bonnie” Hancock Duffey, 71, of Randolph, died Monday, April 17, 2017. She was born in Halifax County on Dec. 5, 1945, a daughter of the late William Harvey Hancock and Frances Louise Conner Hancock. She was married to the late James Gray Duffey and was a member of Clover Baptist Church.

Mrs. Duffey is survived by two daughters, Sheila Diane D. Owen and husband Otis and Theresa Gay Duffey and friend Michael Yates; grandchildren, Stephanie Diane Owen and fiancé James Payton, Otis “A.J.” Owen Jr. and wife Tiffany and one great-grandson, Hunter Gray Payton.

She was preceded in death by twin infant sons and one sister, Helen Lacks.

A funeral will be held Friday, April 21 at 11 a.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home and at other times at her home, 5079 Black Walnut Road, Randolph.

Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be directed to http://www.powellfuneralinc.com

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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