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Charlie Bailey Conner

May 9, 1936 — May 5, 2019

Charlie Bailey Conner

Mr. Charlie Bailey Conner of South Boston, VA passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at his home.  He was born in Halifax County, VA on May 9, 1936 and was 82 years old.  He was the son of the late Lewis Nelson Conner and the late Rena Lacks Conner and was married to the late Barbara Vaughan Conner for over 59 years.  He was a former employee of Burlington Industries, Dan River Mills, and Enterprise Car Rentals. He loved NASCAR and was a constant fixture at the South Boston Speedway.  He had quite a “green thumb” for gardening and was quite good at making yard ornaments in his woodworking shop.  He was quite the collector, hitting up many yard sales and flea markets. Travel with his family was important and he alternated family vacations between the beach and the mountains so as to please everyone.

Survivors include:
His children
Gary Ray Conner and wife Carolyn of Spout Springs, VA
Terry Nelson Conner and wife Mary Lee of Youngsville, NC
Donna Faye Conner of South Boston

Vince Paxton Conner of Richmond
Ashley Elizabeth Sharp and husband Brian of Chesterfield
McKenzie Adam Stevens and wife Allison of South Boston
Xavier Beard of South Boston
Amanda Jean Conner of Youngsville, NC
Grace Lillian Conner of Youngsville, NC

Great grandchild
Briley Elizabeth Sharp of Chesterfield

Myrtle C. Day of South Boston
Florence W. Davis of South Boston
Fannie C. Aman of Florida
Mary Agnes Anderson and husband Bobby of Richmond
Clinton Conner and wife Connie of Hampton
Bobby Nelson Conner and wife Mary of Richmond

Preceded also in death by a sister, Dorothy W. Sneed and a brother, Flave A. Williams Jr.. 

A graveside service will be held at the Grace Churchyard Cemetery, News Ferry on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Norman Talley officiating.

The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Friday evening from 7-8:30 PM and other times at his home.

For memorials, please consider the Grace Churchyard Cemetery of New Ferry, c/o Robert Pottage III, PO Box 177, Halifax, VA 24558.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592

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Past Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Grace Churchyard Cemetery

News Ferry Rd, VA 24592

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