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Wesley O. Newbill / February 10, 2011
Wesley O. Newbill Jr., 83, of South Boston died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 at his home. He was born in Halifax County on Oct. 24, 1927, a son of the late Wesley Oliver Newbill Sr. and Nettie Seay Newbill. He was married to Inez Anderson “Tootie” Newbill, was a member of Dan River Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Dianne Newbill Floyd and husband Joe of South Boston; one son, Ricky Wesley Newbill of South Boston; four grandchildren, Kimberly Crawford and husband Greg, Kevin Floyd and wife Christi, Karen Howerton and husband Brandon, Bryan Newbill; three great-grandchildren, Elyse Crawford, Luke Floyd and Cadence Howerton; a close friend, Teresa Newbill. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Maggie Walker and Eunice Newbill and one brother, Dotson Newbill.

A funeral was held Tuesday at Dan River Baptist Church with Rev. Doug Gibson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592 or Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 875, South Boston, VA 24592.

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