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Walter Addison Marable

Mr. Walter Addison Marable of South Boston died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at the Woodview Nursing Home. He was born in Halifax County, N.C. on Aug. 24, 1930 and was 83 years old. He was the son of the late Walter Deshazor Marable and the late Ruby Locke Marable. 

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Addison committed over 65 years of his life to coaching youth athletics in Halifax County. He was also a member of the South Boston Lion’s Club and American Legion Post 8. Addison also served as a lay minister to many area churches. Addison was also an inductee to the Halifax County/South Boston Sports Hall of Fame where he served as secretary and treasurer. 

Mr. Walter Addison Marable is survived by one brother, Bill Marable, and wife Eloise of Brevard, N.C.; two newphews, William E. Marable Jr. and Michael L. Marable; and one niece, Linda Schaefer. 

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Russell Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home. 

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, Inc., South Boston.