Gracie Newton Compton of Scottsburg passed away Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. She was born in Halifax County on Oct. 30, 1921 and was 98 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Frank Walker Newton and the late Mary Susan Terry Newton. She was married to the late Hansen Wilson “Booster” Compton for 48 years.

She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and Eastern Star.

Gracie Newton Compton is survived by her son, Ricky Compton and wife Debbie; grandsons, Chris Compton, Eric (Kim), Robbie (Nicole) and Kevin Compton; two great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, Larry Compton.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Don Bryant officiating.

The family would like to thank the members of Bethel Baptist Church and the Bethel community for the cards and visits with Gracie during her stay at Woodview. Also, a thank you to Sentara Woodview Nursing Home for the care she received.

For memorials, consider Bethel Baptist Church, 4198 Bethel Rd, Scottsburg, VA 24589.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, South Boston.