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South Boston Town Council moved decisively to impose a 10 cent-per-pack tax on cigarette purchases in town by voting 4-1 in favor of the levy Monday night.

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William Ralph Eason / December 12, 2017

William Ralph “Bill” Eason died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at his home of 35 years in Buffalo Junction.

Bill was a graduate of Washington & Lee High School in Washington, DC and Virginia Tech where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering.

He spent his career working in various capacities with the government and a short time with NASA at which time he designed the Luna Roving Vehicle. He was a very avid and accomplished dancer. Bill was twice married. First to Gladys Cummins Eason (deceased) for 47 years. They had three children, Barbara Peterson of Lexington Park, Md., Mark Eason of Manassas, and Janet Edington and husband, Bruce of Fairfax Station. He had five grandchildren, Matthew Peterson, Jenna Peterson, Jessica Edington, Amanda Edington, and Ian Edington. Secondly, he was married to Frances Alderson Eason, of the home, for fifteen years. He had two step daughters, Donna Doss and husband, Owen and Pamela Corbell and husband, Warren. He had four step grandchildren and seven step great grandchildren.

He is survived by his sister Jackie Richards of Pittsburg, Pa.

There will be a visitation and a celebration of his life on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. at the home, 32 Mustang Rd., Buffalo Junction.

Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at

The family is being served by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

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