Mary Ann Overby Stanley of Nathalie passed away Sept. 26, 2020.

She was born in Halifax County on Aug. 31, 1936 and was 84 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Samuel Overby and the late Willie Buntin Overby. She was married to the late Louis Edward “Punk” Stanley.

She was a member of Beth Car Baptist Church. Mary Ann and her late husband Punk owned and operated Punk’s Self Service, a community staple of Nathalie.

Mary Ann O. Stanley is survived by her children, Grant Edward Stanley (Artur Cusatis) of Manchester England, and Melanie Ann Stanley (Lee Scripture III) of Columbia, North Carolina; granddaughter, Madison Chase Mitchell (Dylan Sigmon) of Lincolnton, North Carolina; her lifelong friend, Dean Tuck of Lynchburg; siblings Deborah Wilkins of Alton, Ronnie Overby (Marie) of Halifax and Lynn Overby (Annie Sue) of Virgilina; siblings-in-law Sonny Hill, Dean Tuck and Judy Overby; countless beloved nieces, nephews and many friends in the Nathalie community.

Her siblings, Charlie Overby Jr., Helen Overby Hill, Frances Overby Tuck, Raymond Overby and John Overby, also preceded her in death.

A celebration of life service for Mary Ann and Punk Stanley will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Catawba Baptist Church.

The family of Mary Ann would like to thank the Halifax County Sheriff’s Department, Liberty Volunteer Fire Department, and countless community members, agencies and volunteers who assisted in the search for Mary Ann. The outpouring of support and love has truly touched our family.

For memorials consider Beth Car Baptist Church, 25 Church Street, Halifax, VA 24558 or Halifax County Dog Squad, P.O. Box 418, South Boston, VA 24592.

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