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Melvin Marion Honeycutt

Melvin Marion Honeycutt, 86, husband of Rebecca Rice Honeycutt, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Halifax Regional Hospital in South Boston.  

Mr. Honeycutt was born July 26, 1927 to the late Oliver John Honeycutt and Effie Mae Honeycutt in Kannapolis, N.C.  

A veteran of the United States Army during World War II, Mr. Honeycutt worked for Morgan Lumber Company as a sawer. 

In addition to his wife of 68 years, Mr. Honeycutt is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca Marion H. Phillips of Virgilina, Rita H. and Bruce Daniel of Oxford, N.C., and Rachel H. and Frank Drake of  Stovall, N.C.; and son and daughter-in-law Melvin Paul Honeycutt and Donna Elliott of Ringgold.  

His grandchildren, Vicky and Bill Cole, Adam West, Robert Daniel, Christopher Drake and Ashley Drake, and great-grandchildren, Jobeth and Chase Weddle, John Arthur Cole, Savannah West and Drew West also survive. 

He was preceded in death by a son, John Norman Honeycutt, and son-in-law Thomas D. Phillips.

Memorial services were held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Union Christian Church with the Rev. Norman Talley officiating. The family received friends at the home of Rebecca Honeycutt.

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