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Thelma Martha Wilson / December 13, 2012
Thelma Martha Wilson, 83, widow of James Henry Wilson Sr., passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.

Mrs. Wilson was born July 11, 1925 in Halifax County to the late Asa Jerry Wilson and Emma Sue Long. Thelma retired from Burlington Industries after ten years of service. Prior to this, she had worked at Russell Stover. Mrs. Wilson married James Henry Wilson of Virgilina on Dec. 9, 1941 at Florence Avenue Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sisters, Zuline Lowery of Virgilina, Cecil Tuck of Virgilina, Virginia Cumbie of South Boston and Nancy Young of Virgilina; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Henry Caudle of Virgilina and Sandra and David Wilbourne of Skipwith; son and daughter-in-law, James Henry, Jr. and Bonnie Wilson of Virgilina; and brother C. J. Wilson of Virgilina. Thelma is also survived by six grandchildren, Heath Wilson, Lori Grant, Adam Wilbourne, Kevin Caudle, Dan Wilbourne and Sarah Bowen and 15 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sisters, Lois Wilson and Shirley Ann Carmichael.

A funeral was held Monday at Florence Avenue Baptist Church, Virgilina with the Rev. Mike Riley and Rev. Allen Boggs officiating. Interment followed at Virgilina Cemetery.

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