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Frances Dease Wagstaff

Mrs. Frances Dease Wagstaff of Halifax died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born in Salisbury, N.C. on Feb. 10, 1927 and was 86 years old.

She was the daughter of the late Linwood Johnson Dease and Maggie Mae Honeysuckle Dease and was married to Robert Wilkie Wagstaff.

She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Wilkie Wagstaff of Halifax; one daughter, Brenda W. Smith and husband Curtis of Brookneal; two sons, Robert H. “Bobby” Wagstaff and wife Kathy of Halifax and Carl Eugene Wagstaff and wife Linda of Halifax; one sister, Addie D. Hobgood of Oxford, N.C.; four brothers, Johnny Dease of Halifax, Pete Dease of Oxford, N.C., Paul Dease and Wayne Dease, both of Halifax; seven gradchildren, Rodney Wagstaff of Halifax, Kristy W. McKinney and husband Frankie of Halifax, Kimberly S. Mason and husband Matt of Brookneal, Warren Smith and wife Jody of Lynchburg, Tyler D. Smith of Nathalie, Cheryl W. Rhodes and husband Brian of South Boston and Stephanie W. Brown and husband Ritchie of Vernon Hill; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Angie Long, Betty Clay and Jane Saunders.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Greg Smith and the Rev. Todd McClure officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home, 4027 Bethel Road in Halifax.

For memorials, consider Bethel Baptist Church, 4198 Bethel Road, Scottsburg, VA 24589 or the Halifax County Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 183, South Boston, VA 24592. 

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