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William Wayne Coates

Mr. William Wayne Coates of 7244 Philpott Road, South Boston died Sunday, April 25, 2010, at his home at the age of 67. He was born in Roxboro, NC on January 10, 1943 to the late Edgar T. Coates and Mattie R. Coates and was married to Nancy P. Coates, who survives.

He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of VFW Post #8243.

Mr. Coates is survived by his wife, Nancy P. Coates of South Boston; one brother, Freddie Coates of South Boston; two sisters, Pat Shelburne of Radford, Janice Perkins of Halifax; one stepdaughter, Gayle Brown; one stepson, Carroll Thomason; five step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

A graveside service for Mr. Coates will be held today, April 28, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Rhew officiating.

The family received friends at Brooks Funeral Home Tuesday, April 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 875, South Boston, Va. 24592, or Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, Va. 24592.

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Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., 115 Main Street, South Boston.