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Thomas Kent Covington Jr. / July 25, 2017

Thomas Kent Covington Jr., 67, of Clarksville, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017. He was born on Dec. 15, 1949 in South Boston, to the late Thomas Kent Covington and Doris Nichols Covington. 

Mr. Covington was a Master Trooper with the Virginia State Police for 27 years and a member of Bethany Baptist Church. 

He is survived by his wife, Deborah Covington; two daughters, Christy Covington Elliott (Bane) of Nelson, and Laura Elizabeth Covington (Lynn) of Oxford, N.C., one son, Mark Anthony Covington of Oxford, N.C., three grandchildren, Megan Shonyo, Matthew Elliott and Haley Elliott; and three beloved fur babies, Abby, Lola and Sheena. 

He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Dean Bruno and Jimmy Covington. 

A graveside service was held on Friday, July 21, at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Christian Church Cemetery in Halifax, with Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating and Virginia State Police honors.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Bethany Baptist Church, 1755 Baskerville Rd., Baskerville, VA 23915 or Lake Country SPCA, P.O. Box 14, Clarksville, VA 23927.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home in Chase City, will be handling the arrangements.

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