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Augustus LaFayette ‘Gus’ Vernon

Augustus LaFayette “Gus” Vernon Jr. of 3174 East Hyco Road, South Boston died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at his home. 


Born in Halifax County on Nov. 19, 1925, he was the son of the late Augustus L. Vernon Sr. and the late Maude E. Osborne Vernon and was married to the late Margie C. Vernon, and he is survived by his second wife, Helen P. Vernon.

Gus was a retired maintenance electrician for Wabash Magnetics, and he was previously employed by Royster Electric and Burlington Industries. 

His memberships included McCanless Memorial United Methodist Church, Faulkner Memorial Masonic Lodge #91 (South Boston), VFW Post 8243 (Halifax), American Legion Post 8 (South Boston), AARP Chapter 4327 and Woodmen of the World Lodge 106 (South Boston). He was also a veteran of WWII serving in the U. S. Navy.

In addition to his wife, Helen P. Vernon, he is survived by a daughter, Gale V. Meadows, of South Boston; a son, Gary M. Vernon, and wife Peggy of Clarksville; sister Ruth V. Solgas of Folsom, Calif.; two grandsons, Terry Meadows Jr. and wife Shannon and Todd Meadows and wife Liz; three great-grandchildren, Bryce Meadows, Riley Meadows and Piper Meadows, and by one step-grandson, Chandler Hart. 

His sisters, Louise V. Harris, Sue V. Loftis, Frances V. Lowery and his brothers, James Vernon and Irvin Vernon, preceded Mr. Vernon in death.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. in Brooks Funeral Home Chapel where the family will receive friends for one hour prior to services from 1 until 2. Interment will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.


The family requests in lieu of flowers, consider donations to Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592 or a charity of choice.