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Justin Esmond Whitaker

Mr. Justin Esmond Whitaker of South Boston died Dec. 7, 2013 in Halifax County. He was born in Halifax on Sept. 27, 1990 and was 23 years of age. He was the son of David Allen Whitaker and Tammie Crenshaw Barksdale.

William Melvin Crews

William Melvin Crews of Yonkers, N.Y. departed this life on Dec. 5, 2013. Melvin, as he was known, was born in Clover on April 19, 1937.

Stephen Eugene ‘Gene’ Taylor

Stephen Eugene “Gene” Taylor, 55, of Scottsburg, husband of Bonita Moore Taylor, died suddenly Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Halifax Regional Hospital.  He was born July 23, 1958 to Stephen Edward Taylor (deceased) and Frances Anderson Taylor in Petersburg.  

Dewey ‘Cowboy’ Thomas Raynor

Mr. Dewey “Cowboy” Thomas Raynor of South Boston died Sunday, Dec 8, 2013, at his home. He was born in Pittsylvania County on April 30, 1936 and was 77 years old. He was the son of the late Clarence Preston Raynor and the late Rosie Hardy Raynor. 

Infant Madelyn Scott Owen

Infant Madelyn Scott Owen of Halifax died at birth Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. She was the daughter of Robert Berkley “Robbie” Owen and Jennifer Nicole Mills.

Sherard Jerome Jackson

Mr. Sherard Jerome Jackson of Ragland Loop, Halifax died Dec. 7, 2013 at the age of 40.

Clarence Aubrey Duffer

Clarence Aubrey Duffer, age 70, of 1193 Ponderosa Road, South Boston died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born in Clover on Aug. 29, 1943 to the late Clarence Duffer and the late Myrtle Irene Dunaway Duffer and was married to Carolyn Comer Duffer.

Augustus LaFayette ‘Gus’ Vernon

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

Lillian Saunders Rudd

Lillian Saunders Rudd of Nathalie died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at the Meadowview Terrace in Clarksville. 

Frederick Mason ‘Ted’ Hickson Jr.

Mr. Frederick Mason “Ted” Hickson Jr. of Nathalie died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at his home. He was born in Halifax County on Feb. 24, 1935 and was 78 years of age. He was the son of the late Frederick Mason Hickson Sr. and Polly Pettit Hickson and is survived by his wife, Julia Tuggle Hickson.