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Roberta Conner Ashby

Mrs. Roberta Conner Ashby of 1245 Jennings Lane, Nathalie died Nov. 22, 2009 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born in Halifax County on July 12, 1918, and was 91 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Archer Conner and Minnie Watts Conner and was married to the late Aylor William Ashby. She was a member of Childrey Baptist Church.

Her survivors include two daughters, Peggy Crews and husband, Raymond, and Brenda Elder and husband, Howard, all of Nathalie; two sons, Aylor Ashby  Jr. and wife, Carolyn, of Gladys and Charles Ashby and wife, Deborah, of Nathalie; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Doris McCormick and husband, Lawrence, of Halifax.

Three brothers, James Conner, Sampson Conner and Otis ‘Shorty’ Conner; and two sisters, Constance Dalton and Susie Conner, also preceded Mrs. Ashby in death.

Funeral services will be held today, Nov. 25, at 11 a.m. at Childrey Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Stanfield and the Rev. Andy Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Brenda Elder, 2091 Jennings Lane, Nathalie.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston.