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Shirley Ann Waller Blackmon / May 28, 2018

Shirley Ann Waller Blackmon of South Boston died May 25, 2018 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born in Pittsylvania County on Sept. 28, 1945 and was 72 years old. She was the daughter of the late Archie Jackson Waller and Mary Magdaline Reed Waller and was married to the late Clyde Blackmon. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Blackmon is survived two sisters, Violan Virginia Waller Dunkley of Long Island, and Bernice Frances Waller Trent of Gladys, and a host of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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