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Ralph "Gene" Eugene Haugh

September 17, 1947 — September 13, 2022

Ralph "Gene" Eugene Haugh

Ralph Eugene “Gene” Haugh, Jr. of Halifax, VA passed away September 13, 2022.   He was born in Richmond, VA on September 17, 1947 and was 74 years of age.  He was the son of the late Rev. Ralph Eugene Haugh, Sr. and the late Margaret Shelton Haugh.  He was married to Cynthia Owen Haugh who survives.


He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir for over 50 years and served on numerous committees even most recently the Mission Team for this year. Gene worked with J.P. Stevens, then for ABB in Human Resources.  He later retired from JPS as Department Manager and after retirement he worked for Slayton Construction Company.   He volunteered with the Tri-County Habitat for Humanity and helped complete 13 homes.  He was also Past President of South Boston Destination Downtown, active in the development and construction of the Prizery and the Little Theater stage sets. Gene also served in the Virginia Army National Guard.     


Gene Haugh is survived by:

His Wife

Cynthia O. Haugh

His Sons

Randolph Lewis Haugh and wife Melissa of Loudon County, VA

William Charles Haugh and wife Brittany of Franklin, TN


William Ellsworth Cooper III and wife Lindsey of Timberlake, NC

Six Grandchildren

Morgan and Charlie Haugh

Palmer and Hundley Haugh

Smith and Harry Cooper


Margaret “Meg” Chisholm of Richmond, VA

Two Special Nieces

Molly Harris and Katie Lee


A funeral service will be held Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. at Main Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Thad Decker officiating. Burial to follow in Town of Halifax Cemetery.


The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home and other times at his home.


For memorials, please consider Main Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 119, South Boston, VA 24592 or Tri River Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 824, Halifax, VA 24558.


Online condolences may be directed to


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

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Past Services


Saturday, September 17, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Main Street United Methodist Church

701 N Main St, South Boston, VA 24592

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