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Ruby Epps Seamon

Mrs. Ruby Epps Seamon of South Boston died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at The Woodview nursing home. She was born in Halifax County on Dec. 28, 1931 and was 81 years old. She was the daughter of the late Moses Epps and the late Mary Ann Thompson Epps and was married to the late Jack Seamon Sr.

She was a member of Black Walnut Baptist Church and South Boston Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

Mrs. Ruby Epps Seamon is survived by one son, Jackie Seamon Jr., and wife Teresa of South Boston; one daughter, Joyce Seamon Irby, and husband Byron of South Boston; four grandchildren, Amber Tingen, Allison Irby, Dex Seamon and Budd Williams; three great-grandchildren, Sydney Tingen, A.J. Tingen and Adrianna Williams; four sisters, Pearl Crenshaw, Mary McDowell, Hazel Eades and Nannie Sue Beard. 

She was preceded in death by six brothers, Obie, Robert “Poke”, Bernard, Otis, Lacy and Luther Epps; two sisters, Lucy Tuck and Annie Whitlow.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Black Walnut Baptist Church with the Rev. Raymond Wooten and the Rev. Larry Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday, March 4, 2013, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home and other times at the home of Jackie and Teresa Seamon, 4025 Old Cluster Springs Road, South Boston.

For memorials consider the Alzheimer’s Association Southside Virginia Chapter, 6350 Center Dr., Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.