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Joseph George DeShazo

Mr. Joseph George DeShazo of East Hyco Road, South Boston died Tuesday, Feb.12, 2013, at his residence at the age of 80.

Mr. DeShazo was born in Woodsdale, N.C. on Sept. 25, 1932 to the late Mr. John Henry DeShazo and Mrs. Lottie Whitt DeShazo. He was first married to the late Mrs. Nannie Faulkner DeShazo and later married Mrs. Lucy Leigh DeShazo.  Mr. DeShazo was a United States Navy veteran and served on the board of Deacons at St. James Baptist Church.

Mr. DeShazo is survived by his wife Mrs. Lucy Leigh DeShazo; one daughter, Mrs. Mercedes DeShazo and husband Bruce of Sterling; three sons, Mr. Joseph O. DeShazo and wife Pamela of Durham, N.C., Mr. Barry DeShazo and wife Jenny of Frederick, Md., Mr. Terry DeShazo and wife Sharon of Creedmore, N.C.; one sister, Mrs. Maggie Benjamin and husband Levi of Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Mr. Sylvester DeShazo and wife Phyllis of Baltimore, Md.; six grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. DeShazo will be Saturday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m. at St. James Baptist Church in Scottsburg with the Rev. Byrd B. Blackwell officiating. Burial will follow in Zion Hill Baptist Church cemetery. American Legion Post 99 will provide military honors.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the residence, East Hyco Road, Virgilina.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.