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Robert Lee Furges

May 26, 1923 - May 6, 2022


Mr. Robert Lee Furges of South Boston, VA died Friday, May 6th at the age of 98.

Mr. Furges was born in Semora, NC on May 26, 1923 to the late Phillip Furges, Sr and Rosa Faulkner Furges. He was married to the late Bertha Carrington Furges and was a member of Cross Road Baptist Church.

Mr. Furges is survived by (3) sons: James Allen Carrington (Ruth) of Oxon Hill, MD, Melvin Furges (Ann) of South Boston, VA and Darryl Furges (Robyn) of Durham, NC; (3 ) daughters: Jane Potts (Walter), Arnetta Roberts (Harold), all of South Boston, VA and Carolyn Brewer (Lowell) of Alton, VA; (14) grandchildren; (16) great grandchildren; (2) sisters: Viola Brandon of Philadelphia, PA and Alice Mitchell (Fred) of Roxboro, NC; (2) brothers: Willie Furges of Alton, VA and Shank Furges (Marie) of Newark, NJ and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted Roy Hill, Ellis Williams, Cynthia Easley and Mary Palmer. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by (10) siblings: Jannie Russell, Pattie F. Coleman, Catherine Cunningham, Minnie Bolton, Ossie Martin, Mamie Thomas, Mary Ann Wilson, Sam Hamlett, Bennie Furges and Phillip Furges, Jr.

Funeral service for Mr. Robert Lee Furges will be held Saturday, May 14th at 11:00 a.m. at Cross Road Baptist Church with Rev. Floyd Stanfield, eulogist. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday from noon until 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services are provided by Jeffress funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, VA.

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