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Duke Reid

d. September 16, 2017

Alvin Duke Reid, age 80, of Chase City, VA passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017. He was born on February 23, 1937 in Durham, NC to the late Alvin Noyd Reid and Selma Ball Reid Robinson.

He was a life-time member of Liberty Baptist Church, where he served as deacon, Sunday school teacher, and treasurer. He was a member of Chase City Lodge No. 119, Danville Bodies of Scottish Rites, Acca Temple in Richmond, VA, and a 32 Degree Mason. Duke retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation in accounting and was the founder and owner/operator of Reid's Booking and Tax Service in Chase City. He was a member of Chase City Town Council for four years and Mayor of Chase City from 1998 to 2008.

Duke is survived by his wife, Helen Newcomb Reid; two sons, Daryle A. Bailey of Chase City and Duane E. Bailey and wife, Sharon of Keysville; five grandchildren; Jonathan Bailey, Justin Bailey, Christen Seay and husband, Darell, Tyler Crute and wife, Jessi, and Chris Wilkinson and wife, Laura; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Leonard Reid and wife, Sherry and Charles Reid and wife, Trudy; two sisters, Kathy Allen and husband, James and Mary Legge and husband, Timothy; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; and his best friends, Hubert G. Tollerson and wife, Dorothy and Harvey E. Smith and wife, Charlotte.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Liberty Baptist Church. Entombment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1260 Wilkerson Road, Skipwith, VA 23968. Online condolences may be expressed at Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home in Chase City, VA will be handling the arrangements.

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