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Bobbie Howard Taylor

Mrs. Bobbie Howard Taylor of South Boston died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born in Halifax County on March 30, 1932 and was 81 years of age. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Craddock Howard and Gladys Younger Howard. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John G. Taylor Jr.

Mrs. Taylor was a member of First Baptist Church of South Boston, the AARP and was retired as an operating room nurse at Halifax Regional Hospital.

Survivors include one son, John G. Taylor III, and wife Angela of South Boston; one sister, Mary Holloway of South Boston; two grandchildren, John G. Taylor IV and Rachel Elizabeth Taylor, both of South Boston.

In addition to her parents and husband, one sister, Virginia Howard Ransone, also preceded her in death.

A memorial service for Mrs. Taylor will be held at First Baptist Church on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dave Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Immediately following the burial, a reception will be held in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends at the home of John III and Angela Taylor, 5168 Bill Tuck Highway, South Boston.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.