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George Byron Crump

George Byron Crump, born May 5, 1950, age 63, passed away, Dec. 17, 2013 at his home after a courageous battle with ampullary cancer. 

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Powell Crump, of 13 years; son Bryant Crump; daughter Sandy (Ryan) Turnage of Williamsburg; three grandchildren, Danielle Crump of South Boston, Mason Crump of South Boston and Jackson Turnage of Williamsburg as well as stepdaughter Sheryl (Wayne) Crews of Scottsburg and stepson Tony Martin of Scottsburg; two step-grandchildren Crystal Crews and John Glasscock, both of Scottsburg; and one great-step-grandchild Wyatt Crews. 

George also is survived by his sisters, Mary (John) Govoni of Chase City, Brenda Younger of Nathalie, Linda (Donnie) Griles of Chase City and Bitsy Taylor of Chase City; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

His parents, Thurman Shelton Crump and Bessie Eunice Chumney Crump, preceded him in death.

George had a long career as a tire builder at Goodyear Tire & Rubber in Danville. He took pride in hard work and was always there to help friends, family and his church with whatever they needed. George was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, where he served in many capacities.  In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and riding his motorcycle.

A special thank you to the Home Health and Hospice of Halifax and George’s many friends for their support.

Visitation was from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. 

Funeral services for George will be at Bethel Baptist Church in Scottsburg on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at 2 p.m.

Memorial donations can be made to Halifax Home Health and Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592,  the Halifax County Cancer Association, PO Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24592 or Bethel Baptist Church.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.