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Pauline Crews Wagstaff / March 26, 2013
Pauline Crews Wagstaff, 87, of Skipwith, passed away on March 21, 2013.

She was born on Dec. 4, 1925 to the late Oris Paul Crews and Lizzie Stanely Crews. Mrs. Wagstaff was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and Halifax Chapter United Daughters of Confederacy.

She is survived by her son, Marshall Wagstaff and his wife, Lisa of Boydton, a daughter, Ellen Wagstaff of Skipwith, one sister, Elizabeth Allgood of Danville, two granddaughters, Lacy Noell Wagstaff and LeAnn Grace Wagstaff; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her husband, Noell Clayton Wagstaff; a brother Felton Crews; and a sister, Helen Jones. \

A funeral was held Saturday, March 23, at Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Melvin Bradshaw.

Visitation began one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any local volunteer fire department, Salvation Army or The Red Cross.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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