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Doris Barksdale Thomas

Doris Barksdale Thomas, 81, of 300 Leigh Street, South Boston died October 15, 2012 at The Woodview. She was born in Halifax County on July 21, 1931, the daughter of the late Julius Barksdale and Lelia Roberts Boyd. 

Mrs. Thomas was married to Cary D. Thomas Sr., who survives. She was a member of Bread of Life Church of God and was a homemaker.

In addition to her husband, survivors include one son, Cary D. ‘Danny’ Thomas Jr. and wife Frankie Jean of Danville; one daughter, Betty Jones and husband A.B. Jones Jr. of Halifax; one brother, Joe Barksdale and wife Margaret of South Boston; four grandsons, Daniel Thomas and wife Jen and Derek Thomas and wife Mary, all of South Boston, Albert Jones and wife Dana of Halifax and Brent Jones of Charlotte, N.C.; and six great-grandchildren.

One son, Thomas Blenton Conner; and one sister, Mae Vaughan, also preceded Mrs. Thomas in death.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 17, at South Boston Church of God from 1 to 2 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at South Boston Church of God with the Revs. Daniel Thomas, Albert Jones and Rick Stigile officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

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Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Home, South Boston.