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A final judicial farewell

Funeral services for the Honorable Franklin Marshall Slayton will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in South Boston today at 2 p.m., with the Revs. Dr. Russell Lee and George Gorman officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Immediately following the service there will be a catered reception at Ernie’s Restaurant.

Slayton, retired judge for the Halifax Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court and eight-term delegate, died Tuesday afternoon at his home, surrounded by family.

Slayton is survived by his wife, Ruth Jean G. Slayton of South Boston; one daughter, Sarah S. Hodges, and James of Stafford; two sons, Marshall Douglas Slayton and Sandy of Halifax; George R. Slayton and Kim of Chester; one sister, Katherine Shortt, of Halifax; five grandchildren, Adam Marshall Slayton of Reston, Patrick Daniel Slayton of Fairfax, Emily Marshall Slayton of Halifax, Jacob Slayton Hodges of Charlottesville and Blaire Marie Hodges of Charlottesville.

Two brothers, William W. Slayton and Charles Wayne Slayton, preceded him in death. 

The family received friends at Powell Funeral Home, Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m. and other times at the home, 2711 North Main Street, South Boston.

For memorials, consider the Halifax Educational Foundation, 820 Bruce Street, South Boston, VA 24592 or Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592, or Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.