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Eleanor Boswell Alderson

June 23, 1924 — April 25, 2019

Eleanor Boswell Alderson

Eleanor Boswell Alderson of South Boston, VA passed away April 25, 2019.  She was born in Halifax County on June 23, 1924 and was 94 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Hezzie Boswell and the late Bessie Brown Talbott Boswell. She was married to the late Edgar Harvey Alderson.


She was a member of Arbor Baptist Church and loved going to church but hated missing when she was unable to attend. She was also a great seamstress and enjoyed cooking.   


Eleanor Boswell Alderson is survived by:

One Daughter

Phyllis A. Walker and her late husband Clifford Walker of South Boston

One Son

Harvey Forrest Alderson of South Boston

One Granddaughter

Lisa Whitlow and husband David of Southport, NC

Great Grandchildren

Hannah Whitlow

Wade Whitlow and friend Amber Taylor


Patricia Watson and husband Elmer of Sutherlin

Harold Boswell and wife Belle of Sutherlin


***Preceded in death by***


Doris Roach, Betty Alderson, D.T. Boswell and Ralph Boswell


A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Black Walnut Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Raymond Wooten and Rev. Larry Davis officiating.


The family will receive friends at her home, 6196 Huell Matthew Hwy, South Boston.


For memorials please consider Arbor Baptist Church, 15120 River Rd, Sutherlin, VA 24594 or Black Walnut Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1061 Black Walnut Church Rd, Alton, VA 24520.


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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Past Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Black Walnut Baptist Church Cemetery

1061 Black Walnut Church Rd, Alton, VA 24520

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