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William J. (Bill) Patton, 90

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William J. (Bill) Patton, 90, of Galax, died Friday, May 25, 2012, in the Waddell Nursing Home.

He was born in Illinois on March 7, 1922, to John and Dawnie White Patton.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel Patton of Galax; daughters and son-in-law, Bonnie Patton of Wilmington, Del., and Janice and Lawrence Thurrell of Hockessin, Del.; step-children and spouses, Reva and Charles Bowman and Joyce and Don Harmon, all of Austinville, Myrtle Wood and Chuck Chappell, Gay-Nell and Markel Cochran, all of Hillsville, Ray and Patricia Lineberry of Woodlawn, C.J. Lineberry of Ashford, Wash., and Wade Lineberry of Galax; two grandchildren; 17 step-grandchildren; 19 step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Eugene Brown officiating. Burial followed in the Ballard Cemetery.

A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynn.com.