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Barbara Joan Seamster Royster

July 22, 1943 — January 21, 2021

Barbara Joan Seamster Royster

Barbara Joan Seamster Royster of South Boston, VA passed away January 21, 2021.  She was born in Halifax County, VA on July 22, 1943 and was 77 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Frank Easley Seamster and the late Margaret Virginia Stevens Seamster. She was married to the late William S. “Billy” Royster, Jr.


She attended Faith Community Church and was a retired editor and writer.  


Barbara S. Royster is survived by:

Her Son

Edward Benjamin Royster and wife Adla of Denver, CO

Many dear friends and family


***Preceded in death by***

One Son

William Stephen Royster, III


A graveside service will be held Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Oak Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. Dane Skelton officiating. The family would love for friends and family to join them but understand if you are uncomfortable due to COVID. They ask that you do not have any guilt in not attending. In keeping with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, the funeral service will be livestreamed via Powell Funeral Home’s Facebook page. We recommend that you wear face masks and practice social distancing.


The family will receive friends immediately following the service.


For memorials, please consider Faith Community Church, 1080 Middle School Circle, South Boston, VA 24592 or Bibles for the World, P.O. Box 49759, Colorado Springs, CO 80949.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Graveside Service

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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