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Mozelle H. Vanney / November 13, 2017

Mozelle H. Vanney of South Boston, died Wednesday, Nov. 8 2017 at Commonwealth Senior Living. She was born in Liberty on Nov. 4, 1922 and was 95 at the time of her death.

She loved spending time with family and friends, playing cards, and cooking. She spent much of her life caring for others at South Boston Hospital and Seasons at the Woodview assisted living facility in South Boston.

She is survived by her two children, William F. Vanney, of Sun Lakes, Az., and Thomas Michael Vanney, of South Boston; four grandchildren, Jim (Donna) Vanney of Florence, Az., Kristi (Tony) Brown of Noblesville, Ind., and Greg (Amy) Vanney of Toronto, Canada, Kathryn (Brandon) Owens of Richmond and thirteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Vanney, father, Frank L Hudson, mother, Annie C. Hudson, sister and husband, Mildred (Roy) Hudson, brothers and wives, Kenneth ( Mary Katherine) Hudson and William (Sylvia) Hudson, daughters-in-law, Jeanette F. Vanney and Judith L. Vanney; and grandson, Michael J. Vanney.

A graveside service was held Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Bob Ballance officiating.

For memorials please consider First Baptist Church Capital Fund, 815 North Main Street, South Boston, VA 24592.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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