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William Anderson ‘Buddy’ Pankey III

William Anderson “Buddy” Pankey III, age 79, of New Canton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

William Anderson “Buddy” Pankey III

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ruth Snoddy Pankey and William Anderson Pankey Jr.; a daughter, Jennifer Moore Pankey, a granddaughter, Jennifer “Ainsley” Bryant, a sister Betty Ruth Pankey Ranson, and a nephew William Foster Boyers.

Buddy is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Caroline Hardiman “Betsy” Pankey; daughter Caroline “Beth” Bryant, her husband Harry, granddaughters Breanne B. Allen and husband Tyler, Caroline L. Bryant; great-grandchildren, Bryant, Maebry and Maclaine Allen; sister, Charlotte P. Harper; brother George A. Pankey and his wife Susan; sister-in-law Peggy H. Carter; and a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Buddy was co-owner of Pankey-Bryant Firewood and Mulch, member and former deacon of First Baptist Church of Dillwyn, and a charter member of the Arvonia Fire Department. Buddy will always be remembered as a hardworking, family oriented man.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Dillwyn at 3:00, with visitation starting at 2:00. Interment will be at Arvon Baptist Church Cemetery in Arvonia.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to either the First Baptist Church Youth or kitchen committee. P.O. Box 32, Dillwyn, VA 23936.