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Bonzell Hairston

Mr. Bonzell Hairston of New Bethel Road, Alton died on Monday, April 22, 2013, at his residence at the age of 58.

Mr. Hairston was born in Danville on Dec. 27, 1954 to the late Mrs. Minnie Lee Hairston Lipscomb and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. 

He is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Barbara Doomes and husband Lindsey, Mrs. Julie Tucker and husband Ivan, all of Alton, Mrs. Caroline Pointer and husband Gregory of South Boston, Mrs. Shirleene Lawson of Durham, N.C. and Ms. Juanita Thorpe and husband John of Alton; three brothers, Mr. Ben Hairston of Roxboro, N.C., Mr. Tommie Hairston of South Boston and Mr. Jerry Hairston and wife Charlene of Roxboro, N.C.; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. 

In addition to his mother, one sister, Ms. Mary Hairston, and one brother, Mr. Moses Hairston, preceded Mr. Hairston in death.

Funeral services for Mr. Hairston will be on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 2 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church in Alton, with the Rev. Harvey Bigelow officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 1149 New Bethel Road, Alton.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.