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Dabney Alvin Cosby, Jr.

January 12, 1953 — January 2, 2024

Vernon Hill

Dabney Alvin Cosby, Jr.

Dabney Alvin Cosby, Jr. 70, of Vernon Hill passed away on January 2, 2024 after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born in Danville, VA on January 12, 1953 to Nell Puryear Cosby and the late Dabney Alvin Cosby, Sr.  He was married to Cathy Moore Cosby who survives.


He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.  Alvin was the owner and operator of Cosby’s Body Shop for many years.  He was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed being outdoors.  


Left to cherish his memory:

His Wife of 46 years

Cathy M. Cosby of the home

Two Children

Dabney Howard Cosby of Roanoke, VA

Mary Beth Cosby (Frankie Puryear) of Vernon Hill

Three Grandchildren

Logan Dabney Cosby, Dylan Matthew Puryear and Brooklyn Taylor Skipworth

His Mother

Nell Puryear Cosby of Vernon Hill

One Sister

Elizabeth C. Zimmerman (Al) of South Boston


Special thanks to the Sentara Halifax Hospice for their excellent care for Alvin.


Per Alvin’s request there will be no service or visitation.


For memorials, please consider Asbury United Methodist Church, c/o Dr. James Priest, 2101 Asbury Church Rd., Vernon Hill, VA 24597 or Halifax County Dixie Youth Baseball c/o Dave Ashwell, P.O. Box 193, South Boston, VA 24592.


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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