John Leslie Hedgepeth

John Leslie Hedgepeth, 94, of Halifax, NC, passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

He was the oldest of 11 children, born in Warren County to the late Isaac Levi and Dora Elaine Warren Hedgepeth.

John served his country in the US Army and was a World War II Veteran. Before beginning active duty in the US Army, John served in the Civil Conservation Corp. While there, he worked on the construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Rouse Hedgepeth; his sisters, Beulah Dickens, Lois Hux; and his brothers, Rupert, Lathan, Roger, and Ray Hedgepeth.

He is survived by his sisters, Dorothy H. Matthews of Halifax, Lillian H. Ball of Mechanicsville, VA, and Peggy H. Bishop and her husband, Ed of Bahama, NC; his brother, Mike Hedgepeth and his wife, Starlette of Halifax; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at Community Center Baptist Church in Halifax with Dr. W. Jim Whitehead officiating.

Interment will follow at the Hedgepeth Family Cemetery with Military Honors.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 1:30 until service time at Community Center Baptist Church and at other times at the family home at 1228 Mill Creek Road, Halifax, NC.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Center Baptist Church, 2360 Ridgecrest Road, Halifax, NC, 27839.

The flag at Askew Funeral and Cremation Services will fly at half staff in honor of Mr. Hedgepeth’s service to his country.

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