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Cecile Jean Seamster Newbill

May 20, 1938 — March 9, 2020

Cecile Jean Seamster Newbill

Cecile Jean Seamster Newbill of Scottsburg, VA passed away March 9, 2020.  She was born in Halifax County, VA on May 20, 1938 and was 81 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Rufus Havious Seamster and the late Willie Mae Wallace Seamster. She was married to the late Evan Hardy Newbill.


She was a member of Fork Baptist Church. Cecile enjoyed gardening, quilting and loved cutting her grass.


Cecile Jean S. Newbill is survived by:

Her Children

Barbara “Gayle” N. Noble and husband Cris of Belhaven, NC

Wanda N. Snead and husband Larry of Scottsburg

Sherri N. Tessari and husband David of Oxford, NC

Etta “Cricket” N. Miles and husband Greg of South Boston

Evan Michael Newbill of Scottsburg

Nine Grandchildren

Five Great Grandchildren

One Great Great Grandchild


***Preceded in death by***

 Her Daughter

Sandy Jean Newbill


Virginia Bragg, Janie Compton, Audrey White and John “Pete” McDaniel


A funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Cris Noble and Rev. Ken Warfield officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery.


The family will receive friends Wednesday, one hour prior to the service at Fork Baptist Church and other times at the home of Wanda Snead, 1129 MacDonald Rd, Scottsburg, VA.


For memorials please consider Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or Sentara Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.


Online condolences may be directed to


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


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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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