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Gerald Slayton Scearce

Mr. Gerald Slayton Scearce of 4060 L. P. Bailey Memorial Highway, Halifax passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C.

He was born in Pittsylvania County on Dec. 5, 1940 and was 73-years-old. He was the son of the late John Henry Scearce and Beulah Simpson Scearce and was married to Josephine Moore Scearce who survives.

He was a retired loom fixer from J. P. Stevens, was a farmer and worked alongside of his son with Trees-N-More. 

He was a member of Halifax Methodist Church and WOW Lodge 106.

Survivors include his wife, Josephine Moore Scearce, of Halifax; one son, Gerald Edward Scearce, of Halifax; two grandsons, Adam B. Scearce and Daniel B. Scearce, both of Halifax; one sister, Ruth S. Settle, of Danville; one brother, Alvin D. Scearce, of North Carolina; and special friend Martha Buchanan.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Halifax United Methodist Church with the Rev. Randy Williams officiating. Burial will follow at the Moore Family Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Monday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and other times at his home.

For memorials, consider the Halifax United Methodist Church or the Moore Family Cemetery Maintenance Fund.

Online condolences may be made a www.powellfunerals.com 

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.