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H. W. Covington, 81. WWII Navy Veteran Dies Wednesday

FEBRUARY 12 – Herbert W. Covington, 81, World War II Veteran, of Farmville, died Wednesday, February 11, 2004. Mr. Covington was born August 21, 1922, in Charlotte County. He was the son of H. W. Covington, Sr. and Eunice P. Covington Redd. He was a three-year member of the Armed Guard. The Russian Embassy decorated Mr. Covington for his services during this time. He served with the U.S. Navy making the extremely dangerous convoy run to Murmansk/Archangel, the main supply route to the Russian army. He was also a member of the VFW #7059.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years. Ruby W. Covington; two sons, H. Wayne Covington and wife, Carolyn, of Pilot, and Gary L. Covington and wife, Joan, of Mooresville, NC; his granddaughter, Wendy Covington of Richmond; two grandsons, Andrew D. Covington of Mooresville, NC, and Jason P. Covington of Farmville; one great-grandson, Zachary Cohen of Richmond; and two sisters, Irene Spurlock of Farmville and Inez Tworzydlo of Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by one brother, Harold P. Covington.

A graveside service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Westview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4B, Stanton Island, New York 10305.

Shorter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.