Jean DeJarnette Watlington of South Boston passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. She was born in Halifax County on Sept. 9, 1929 and was 91 years of age.

She was the daughter of the late Thomas Fielding DeJarnette Jr. and the late Marguerite Lacy DeJarentte. She was married to the late Junius Adelbert Watlington.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, South Boston Garden Club, Little Theater and volunteered at the South Boston-Halifax County Museum.

Jean DeJarnette Watlington is survived by her son, Nick Nichols of South Boston; her brother, Tommy DeJarnette (Velvet) of Martinsville; and niece and nephew Kathy DeJarenette of Martinsville and Fielding DeJarnette of Lynchburg.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

For memorials consider a charity of your choice.

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