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Wayne Douglas Averette / November 17, 2020

Wayne Douglas Averette, age 74, of Skipwith, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. He was born Oct. 30, 1946 in Mecklenburg County. 

Wayne was a loving family man, he loved to hunt, farm, and simply enjoy life. He was a life time member of New Hope Baptist Church in Skipwith, VA and served as a Deacon of the church and a member of the choir. Wayne was a United States Army Veteran and retired from Verizon Communications. 

Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Averette; daughters, Crystal A. Serafin (Jeremy) of Mechanicsville, Sara A. Johnson (Jason) of Glen Allen, Anna Rutledge (David) of Red Oak, and Rebecca Watts (Derek) of Scuffletown, grandchildren, Jason Johnson Jr. “Jay,” Hannah Seamster, Ava Johnson, Hunter Serafin, Liza Serafin, Chelsea Watts, Kaylin Rutledge, and Cody Watts. He is also survived by his brother, William G. “Billy” Averette and numerous other family members and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his father, John “Buster” Averette; mother, Florence Newton Averette; and wife, Daphne Ashworth Averette. 

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m., at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Skipwith, with Rev. Mike Reynolds officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions in Wayne’s memory to the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Lisa Gillispie, 27 North Main Street, Chase City, VA 23924.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.

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