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Melvin W. Hargrave, 67, of Hayes, Va., formerly of Surry County, Va., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at his residence.

He was the son of the late Earl W. and Mattie Martha Morris Hargrave. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was an avid gardener and hunter, a member of the Farmer’s Hunt Club, and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Betty A. Hargrave; sons, Brian E. Hargrave and wife Kathy, and Justin C. Hargrave and wife Natalie; grandchildren, Stephanie, Haley, and Samuel Hargrave, all of Texas; sister, Shelby H. Cook and husband Steve of Maryland; brothers, William Earl Hargrave of Arizona and Ernest P. Hargrave of Surry County.

The family received friends on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. at Rocky Hock UMC, Surry. Funeral services were held following the visitation at 2 o’clock in the church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

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