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James Franklin Epps Sr.

Mr. James Franklin Epps Sr. of 1875 Kingswood Road, Buffalo Junction died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at Halifax Regional Hospital He was born in Halifax County December 15, 1932 and was 76 years of age. He was the son of the late Obie John Epps and Neita Burton Epps and was married to Virginia Elliott Epps, who survives.

Mr. Epps was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a tobacconist having worked with Universal Leaf Tobacco Company.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Elliott Epps of the home; one son, James Franklin ‘Jimmy’ Epps Jr. of Buffalo Junction; one daughter, Cathy Epps of Buffalo Junction; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Epps will be held Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Christopher Kiser officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Christian Church Cemetery.

The family received friends Tuesday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Those wishing to give memorials may consider Pleasant Grove Christian church Cemetery Fund, c/o Anthony Landrum, 2070 Jones Ferry Road, South Boston, 24592.
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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston.