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Annie Irby Lacks

July 23, 1918 — February 3, 2023

Annie Irby Lacks

It is with great sadness that the family of Annie Maude Irby Lacks of Virgilina, VA announce her passing on February 3, 2023.  She was born in Halifax County, VA on July 23,1918 and was 104 years of age.  She was the daughter of the late Ottie Irby and the late Annie Loftis Irby. She was married to the late Carlton D. Lacks.


She was a member of Aaron’s Creek Baptist Church.  Through her many years she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, and a dear friend to many.  She will be remembered in love by all who knew her.


Annie Maude Irby Lacks is survived by:

Her Children

Joseph Delmar “Dell” Lacks of Aaron’s Creek

Linda L. Yancey of Aaron’s Creeks

Three Grandchildren

Eight Great-grandchildren

Four Great-Great Grandchildren

One Sister

Thelma Brown of Crystal Hill


***Preceded in death by***

One Great Grandchild

Dakota Yancey

One brother, Noland Irby

One sister, Elsie Guill


A graveside service will be held Monday, February 6, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Aaron’s Creek Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Robert Pruitt officiating.


The family will receive friends Monday, one hour prior to the service in the Aarons Creek Baptist Church starting at 1:00 P.M.


For memorials, please consider a charity of your choice.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Past Services


Monday, February 6, 2023

1:00 - 1:45 pm (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Monday, February 6, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Aarons Creek Baptist Church Cemetery

1066 Aarons Creek Rd, Virgilina, VA 24598

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