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Valeria Whitt Conner / January 11, 2021
Valeria Whitt Conner, 91, of Scottsburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. She was born in Halifax County on Aug. 25, 1929, daughter of the late Oscar Whitt and the late Gladys Warren Long Whitt. She was married to the late Joseph Hagood Conner Sr. and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, where she kept the nursery. Valeria also was the cafeteria manager at Scottsburg Elementary for 27 years. She enjoyed cooking, quilting, knitting, crocheting and bowling. She and Joe followed the kids, grandkids, great grandkids to thousands of ballgames. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend.

Ms. Conner is survived by her sons, Joseph H. Conner Sr. of South Boston, Tony L. Conner and wife Florence of Halifax, Doug Conner and wife Brenda of Scottsburg; adopted son, Sam Fisher and wife Pat of Halifax; eight grandchildren, Joe Conner III (Tiffany) of Richmond, Kevin Conner (Erica) of Christiansburg, Ryan Conner (Raquel) of Durham, N.C., Brandi Abbott (Rob) of Halifax, Chad Conner (Lindsey) of Halifax, Lindy Satterfield (Paige) of Clarksville, Adam Conner (Patricia) of Scottsburg, and Matt Conner (Michelle) of Halifax; 18 great-grandchildren, Joseph and Wesley Conner, Spencer, Gracie and Mila Conner, Hannah and Conner Abbott, Cade and Cole Conner, Miranda, Erin Grace Satterfield, Addison and Sydney Conner, Brody and Rylee Conner, Madison, Rally, and Oakley Williams; one great-great-grandchild, Berkley Duffer; her sister, Venetia W. Stebbins; nieces and nephews, Tracy Stebbins Smith of South Boston, Charlene Beaver and Blake Whitt of Roxboro, N.C., and Mike Whitt of Scottsburg and special friend, Georgia Ann High.

She was preceded in death by a brother, William Logan Whitt and brother-in-law, Ned Stebbins.

Graveside services were held Sunday, Jan. 10, at 3 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Tony Brooks, Rev. Kevin Moen and Rev. Andrew Son officiating. In keeping with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, we recommend the wearing of face masks and social distancing. The service will be livestreamed via Powell Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

Memorials may be directed to Bethel Baptist Church, 4198 Bethel Road, Scottsburg, VA 24598.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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