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Otis Branford Slate, Sr.

October 28, 1938 — May 23, 2023

Otis Branford Slate, Sr.

Otis Branford Slate, Sr. of South Boston, VA passed away May 23, 2023.  He was born in Halifax County, VA on October 28, 1938 and was 84 years of age.  He was the son of the late Henry Ivie Slate and the late Sally Satterfield Slate.  He was married to the late Doris Overby Slate.


He was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church.  Otis served in the United States Army National Guard. He was a retired truck driver for Estes.  Otis will be remembered fondly by all who knew him.  


Otis Branford Slate, Sr. is survived by:

His Children

Chip Slate (Joncie) of Halifax

Missy Slate Henderson of Halifax


Dru Henderson (Kelsea) of Washington, DC

Nan H. Jones (J.D.) of South Boston

Brandy Justus of South Boston

Morgen Ellis (Jonathan) of Chesterfield, VA

Mollie Slate of South Boston

Three Great Grandchildren

Host of Nieces and Nephews

Faithful Companion



***Preceded in death by***


Lucille Conner, Pauline Henderson, Bill Slate and Osbey Slate


A funeral service will be held Friday, May 26, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Pleasant Grove Christian Church with the Rev. Isaac Mooneyham and the Rev. Harvey Spencer officiating. Burial to follow in church cemetery.


The family will receive friends Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 7:00 until 8:30 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home.


For memorials, please consider Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax VA 24558.


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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Past Services


Thursday, May 25, 2023

7:00 - 8:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, May 26, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Pleasant Grove Christian Church

2154 Pleasant Grove Rd, Halifax, VA 24558

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