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Mary Powell Burton

December 12, 1927 — October 16, 2018

Mary Powell Burton

Mary Powell Burton of Scottsburg, VA passed away October 16, 2018.  She was born in Campbell County, VA on December 12, 1927 and was 90 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Clarence Giles Powell and Annie Cox Powell. She was married to the late Robert Berkley Burton, Sr.


She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where she was a member of the WMU and former Sunday School teacher.  She loved cooking and feeding her family and friends.


Mary Powell Burton is survived by:

One Son
Robert B. Burton, Jr. and wife Joan of Scottsburg

Two Daughters
Barbara B. Whitlow and husband Bobcat of Nathalie
Mary B. Owen and husband Kevin of Nathalie

Three Grandchildren
Sharon Bane and husband Tim of Coinjock, NC
Bobby Burton of Scottsburg
Melissa Watts and husband Joey of Randolph

John Anthony Williams and wife Roberta of Scottsburg
Bobby Whitlow, II and wife Tiffany of Nathalie
Jennifer Cole and husband Jay of Nathalie
Caitlyn Whitlow and fiancé Chris Cole of Charlottesville

Four Great Grandchildren
Makayla Trent, Andrew Bane, Matthew Bane and Austin Bane

Step-Great Grandchildren
Olivia Williams, John Cole, Jackson Cole, Scarlett Wooding and Isaac Williams

Clarence D. Powell and wife Jayne of Roxboro, NC
Nancy Bradshaw of South Boston


***Preceded in death by***

One Sister
Frances Guthrie

Funeral service will be held Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Smith and Rev. Vance Midgett officiating. Private burial at a later date.


The family will receive friends Sunday one hour prior to the service at Bethel Baptist Church and other times at the home of Bobcat and Barbara Whitlow, 1225 Hardings Mill Road, Nathalie, VA.


For memorials please consider Bethel Baptist Church, 4198 Bethel Road, Scottsburg, VA 24589


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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Sunday, October 21, 2018

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