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William (Bill) Thornton Francis Jr. / April 13, 2011
William (Bill) "Papa Bill" Thornton Francis Jr., 58, of Confederate Blvd., Appomattox, died Monday, April 11, 2011, at his home. Born in South Boston on April 9, 1953, he was the son of Thelma Jennings Francis of Halifax and the late William T. Francis Sr. He was married to Edna Carwile Francis, was a member of Pleasant Grove United Christian Church and retired from Thomasville Furniture.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by four children, Lisa F. Campbell of Greer, S.C, Rodney Womack of Evergreen, Rhonda W. Guill of Appomattox and Craig E. Womack and wife Susan of Evergreen; a brother, Daryl Francis and wife Linda of Chester; a sister, Nancy F. Stephens and husband Junior of Halifax; thirteen grandchildren; father and mother-in-law, H.E. and Nancy Carwile of Pamplin; a niece and a nephew, Sara Francis and Joe Francis, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at Spring Creek Baptist Church, Darlington Heights with Rev. Paul Kvasnicka Jr., Rev. Paul McLinden, and Rev. Layman Cash officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Hills Farmville, 712 Oak Street, Farmville, VA 23901.

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