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Richard J. Davis

Mr. Richard Junior Davis of Vernon Hill died Friday, June 1, at South Boston Manor at the age of 73.

Mr. Davis was born in Halifax County on Jan. 3, 1939 to the late Mr. Bennie Richard Davis and Mrs. Belva Lee Mayo Davis and was a member of New Vernon Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Joyce Johnson and husband Wilmon of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Virginia Marable and husband Letcher of Halifax and Mrs. Regina Hughes of Chicago; one brother, Mr. John Davis and wife Sandra of Halifax; two aunts, Mrs. Mary Mayo of Halifax and Mrs. Verti Davis of Chicago; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, one brother, Mr. Willie Melvin Davis, preceded Mr. Davis in death.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 8, 2012, at 11 a.m. at New Vernon Baptist Church with the Rev. John Elliott and Elder William Howerton officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Letcher and Virginia Marable, 1010 Height Trail, Halifax, VA. Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.