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Grace T. Seat

June 29, 1925 — May 29, 2024

South Boston

Grace T. Seat

Grace T. Seat of South Boston passed away May 29, 2024 at the blessed age of 98.  She was born in Marietta, North Carolina on June 29, 1925 to the late Burwell Lewis Temple and Katye Hill Temple.  She was married for 64 years to the late Robert Carroll Seat, Sr.


Grace attended Fairmont High School in Fairmont, NC, Catawba College in Salisbury, NC and graduated from Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (UNC-G) with a Music Major.  After completing her education, she taught in Roxboro, NC, Mount Rainier, MD, Turbeville, VA and at Halifax County High School, retiring in 1959.  

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of South Boston as well as the South Boston Garden Club, Halifax Athletic Club, World of Sports, and the YMCA and volunteered at the Woodview.


Left to cherish her memory:

Her Son

Robert C. “Bob” Seat, Jr. and wife Patricia of South Boston

Two Granddaughters

Katye S. Nelson and husband Jody of South Boston

Emily S. Wittman and husband Ben of Newport, TN

Great Grandchildren

J.J. Nelson, Nora Grace Nelson, Sawyer Wittman, Conner Wittman, and Maddie Wittman


Martha Seat Howard and husband Steve


***Preceded in death by***


Jaxie Temple Dowdy and B.L. Temple, Jr. 


A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 2:00 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John McCarthy and Jim Luedtke officiating. Burial to follow in Virgilina Cemetery.


The family will receive friends Saturday, one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home and other times at the home of Bob and Patricia Seat, 303 Merritt St., South Boston.


For memorials, please consider South Boston/Halifax County YMCA, 650 Hamilton Blvd., South Boston, VA 24592.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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