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John Thomas Hastings

Mr. John Thomas Hastings Sr. of South Boston, formerly of Scottsburg, died Monday, April 22, 2013, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born in Halifax County on Oct. 30, 1934 and was 78 years of age. He was the son of the late Oscar Samuel Hastings and Patty Smith Hastings.

Mr. Hastings was a farmer and truck driver.

His survivors include two daughters, Shelly Hastings Whitlow and husband Ricky of Halifax and Kimberly Ann Hastings of Scottsburg; two sons, John Thomas ‘Tommy’ Hastings Jr. and wife Brenda of Clover and Warren Joseph ‘Joey’ Hastings and wife Donna of Scottsburg; his former wife, Shirley Womack Hastings of Scottsburg; his grandchildren, John Thomas Hastings III, Jennifer Crenshaw and husband Michael, Ricky Whitlow and wife Samantha, Ashley Gravitt and Shane, Matt Hastings and Lindsey and Mike Prochaska; and his great-grandchildren, Peyton and Madisyn Crenshaw, Erika Whitlow and Grace Whitlow.

A memorial service for Mr. Hastings will be held at Powell Funeral Home chapel on Thursday, April 25, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dana Cook assisted by Ricky Whitlow Jr. officiating.

The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home for one hour prior to the service and other times at the home of his son, Tommy and Brenda Hastings, 10113 James D. Hagood Highway, Clover.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.