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Edwin Augustus “Ned” Stebbins, Jr.

SoVaNow.com / December 03, 2012
Mr. Edwin Augustus “Ned” Stebbins, Jr. of 6189 Birch Elmo Road, Elmo, died Saturday, December 1, 2012 at his home. Born in Halifax County on July 25, 1935, he was 77 at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Edwin Augustus Stebbins, Sr. and the late Elizabeth Osborne Stebbins and was married to Venetia Whitt Stebbins. He was an active member of Arbor Baptist Church, the Halifax Heritage Festival and was a member of the Woodmen of the World Lodge #106. Ned was a retired tobacconist with Universal Leaf. He loved auto racing, but his real passion was for fixing and restoring old tractors and hit and miss motors.

He is survived by his wife of the home, a daughter, Tracey Stebbins Smith of Danville, two grandchildren, Jordan Elizabeth Smith and Caroline Stebbins Smith, both of Danville; three sisters, Julia Stebbins Carrington of South Boston, Nancy Stebbins Lee of Clarksville and Mary Louise Stebbins of South Boston, numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. His best buddies and constant companions, Vanna White, Shewee, Spot Check Willie and Harold Melvin also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Elizabeth Stebbins Creath.

A funeral service for Mr. Stebbins will be conducted on Tuesday, December 4 at 2 p.m. at Arbor Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Davis conducting the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Following the burial a small reception will be held in the church fellowship hall. The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Monday evening from 7 until 8:30 and at other times at his home. Flowers are welcome, but those wishing to give a memorial should consider the Arbor Baptist Church Helping Hands, c/o Christine Powell, 3183 Mercy Seat Road, South Boston, VA 24592. Online condolences may be made at http://www.powellfunerals.com. Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592.

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