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Lila Petty Rumbaugh

May 2, 1927 — November 17, 2018

Lila Petty Rumbaugh

Lila Petty Rumbaugh of South Boston, VA passed away November 17, 2018.  She was born in South Boston, VA on May 2, 1927 and was 91 years of age. She was the daughter of the late William Abel Petty and the late Rosa Nell Smart. She was married for 28 years to Spenser Stebbins Throckmorton and later to the late Robert Dean Rumbaugh.


She was a member of Centerville Baptist Church.  


Lila Rumbaugh is survived by:

Her Children
Spencer Stebbins Throckmorton, III of New York, NY
Tony Throckmorton of South Boston
Alma Kay Ratcliff of South Boston
Amy Elliott of South Boston
William Fuller Throckmorton and wife Shelly of Charlottesville, VA

Lee Ratcliff and wife Liana, Nell Ratcliff, Dax Elliott and wife Carisa, Ruth Williams, Tonya Tanksley, and Tenley Elizabeth Throckmorton

Great Grandchildren
Alex and Jaxson Elliott, Jamie Michelle Taylor, Raven Gray Williams, Callie Snyder, Ava Jude Ratcliff, MacKenzie Lee Ratcliff, Evie Lugo and Chole Clay

Her Nephew
Kenneth Perkins


A funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Todd McClure officiating. Burial to follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens.


The family will receive friends Wednesday, one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home.


For memorials please consider Halifax County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 183, South Boston, VA 24592 or the South Boston Police Department, Replacement of Bullet Proof Vest Fund, 640 Hamilton Blvd., South Boston, VA 24592.


Online condolences may be directed to


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

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