Bennie Nunnally, Sr. Retired Police Officer Dies January 16

Published 8:58 am Tuesday, August 10, 2010

JANUARY 27 – Funeral services for Bennie Nunnally, Sr., were held 1 p.m. Thursday at High Rock Baptist Church, Rice, with interment in the church cemetery. Deacon Nunnally died Friday, January 16, 2004 at Southside Community Hospital.

He was born August 20, 1918 in Prince Edward County, a son of the late Ed and Lucy S. Nunnally.

He was educated in Prince Edward Schools and attended many police training seminars and classes. He served in the Army during World War II from September 1942 until December 3, 1945. During that time he served in France and Germany and was a driver for the Red Ball Express. He was employed at Burkeville Veneer for 25 years and also was a Burkeville Police Officer and served as Chief of Police of Burkeville. He was a member of the police force for 32 years. After retirement he worked with his scrap metal business until his illness. He was a member of High Rock Baptist Church serving in the Men's chorus, Sunday School teacher. Superintendent and church Deacon.

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He is survived by his wife, Adell; children, Bennie, Jr. of Charlotte, NC, Calvin, Sr. of Burkeville, Barbara Eggleston of Farmville, Clarence of Crewe and Doreen Williams of Richmond; one sister, Doris Scott of Rice; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one step-grandchild and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by two children, Brenda D. Nunnally and Leon V. Nunnally; three brothers and three sisters.

Oliver & Eggleston Funeral Service, Crewe, was in charge of arrangements.