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Cary Hightower Barksdale, Sr.

November 21, 1941 — December 25, 2021

Cary Hightower Barksdale, Sr.

Cary Hightower Barksdale, Sr. of Paces, VA passed away December 25, 2021.  He was born in Danville, VA on November 21, 1941 and was 80 years of age. He was the son of the late Charles Beverly Barksdale and the late Mary Schofield Barnes Barksdale. He was married to Marsha Jeter Barksdale who survives.


He was a life time member of Mercy Seat Presbyterian Church. By God’s grace and blessing Cary spent his entire life on the family farm. He cared for his cattle, enjoyed the beauty of Virginia from horseback, loved his children and adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Cary Hightower Barksdale, Sr is survived by:

His Wife

Marsha Jeter Barksdale of the home

His Children

Beverly H. Barksdale Osborne

Elizabeth P. Barksdale

Brooke Barksdale

Cary Hightower Barksdale, Jr.

Nat Barksdale (Emily Pool Barksdale)


Matthew Clay and wife Samantha, Nicole Roach and husband Chad,

Jeremy Baker, Lauren Wilbourne, Charlie Barksdale, Ashlyn, Luke, Eli Barksdale, and Brooklyn Jade Brown

Great Grandchildren

McKenna and Grady Clay

One Brother

David White Barksdale


***Preceded in death by***


Ann Meeler, John and Charles Barksdale


A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 1, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Mercy Seat Presbyterian with the Pastor Richard Henderson officiating. Burial to follow in church cemetery. “Rain will be welcomed.”

The family will receive friends at his home.


For memorials, please consider the Halifax County Future Farmers of America, or Turbeville Volunteer Fire Department, 1002 Melon Rd., South Boston, VA 24592


Online condolences may be directed to 



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

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Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mercy Seat Presbyterian Church

3068 Wooding Rd, Sutherlin, VA 24594

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