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Alton Baxton Pleasants
SoVaNow.com / June 28, 2010
He was a member of the First Baptist Church, South Boston, a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II having served in the (Old Hickory Division) 30th Infantry Division. His decorations include ERMET Campaign Metal with Five Bronze Service Stars, The American Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Meritorious Unit Citation, Victory Medal World War II, Army World War II Occupation Medal and several unit Foreign Awards.
He was a member of American Legion Post 8 where he served with the Honor Guard.
He is survived by two sons, Alton Baxton Pleasants II and wife Sarah of South Boston and Rodney M. Pleasants and wife Donna of Danville; one brother, Clyde Pleasants of Raleigh, N.C.; one sister, Olene Book of California. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Lori Michelle Pleasants, two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, South Boston with Rev. Dave Anderson officiating. Military Rites were held at the church. Burial followed in Danville Memorial Gardens.