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Paul Jacob Damiano / March 05, 2018

Paul Jacob Damiano, 16, of South Boston died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. He was born in Halifax County on Sept. 11, 2001, a son of Morris Joseph Damiano and Aileen Bowes Damiano. He was of the Baptist faith and was a student at Halifax County High School.

Mr. Damiano is survived by three brothers, Dustin Hammock of Alton, Dean Hammock of Alton and Gabriel Damiano of Alton; one sister, Arinne Damiano of Lynchburg; special nephew, Landon Hammock of Alton; his maternal grandparents, Sterling Bowes of Alton and Shirley Whitt of Alton; his best friend, Matthew Tuck of Alton.

A Celebration of Life Service was held Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home.

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Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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