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Sarah Beale Roark Conner

Mrs. Sarah Beale Roark Conner of Scottsburg died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born in Halifax County on May 26, 1941 and was 71 years old. She was the daughter of the late William E. Roark Sr. and the later Glenna Snead Roark. She was a member of Scottsburg Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Gwynn C. Snead and husband Dan of Halifax and Jodi Patterson and husband Donald of Prairieville, La.; one son, Raymond Keith Conner and wife Tamra of Halifax; three grandchildren, Misty S. Lloyd, Dustin Snead and Ian Patterson; three step-grandchildren, Sara Beth Gentry, Scarlet Ragsdale and Gabriel Damiano; one step-great-grandchild, Cruise Powell; and one sister, Lou Gwynn Edwards of Fairfax Station.

One brother, William E. Roark Jr., also preceded Mrs. Conner in death.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Scottsburg Baptist Church with the Rev. Allen Mahan officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Scottsburg.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall and other times at the home of her daughter, Gwynn Snead, 1016 Snead Lane, Halifax.

For memorials consider Scottsburg Baptist Church Building Fund.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.