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Originally published: 2013-10-22 11:55:11
Last modified: 2013-10-22 12:20:02

JB South Sr

J.B. South, Sr., 66, of East Ridge Drive, Boone, peacefully returned to be with God, Monday morning, Oct. 21, 2013, at his home.

J.B. was born June 10, 1947, in Watauga County, the son of Lovill and Eulla Potter South. He received his BS degree from Appalachian State University in 1969. J.B. was a Real Estate Broker and Developer. He was also a public school teacher and coach in addition to being a co-owner of South's Clothiers for 30 years. J.B. was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed traveling, biking, and camping.

J.B. is survived by his wife of 44 years, Lou Ella South of Boone; one son, John Barton South, Jr. and wife, Kirstin, of Raleigh; one daughter, Shannon South and husband, Pete Sansbury, of Asheville; one granddaughter, Aleah Seay of Asheville; two grandsons, Finely and Carson South, both of Raleigh; one sister-in-law, Loretta Elliot of Winston-Salem, and two aunts, Jean McCoy and husband the Rev. Herbert McCoy of Todd, Trudy Orr of Knoxville, Tenn., and one uncle, Walt Potter of Florida.

Funeral services for J.B. South, Sr. will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 12:30 to 2p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Herbert McCoy. Entombment will be in the Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Watauga Humane Society, PO Box 1835, Boone, NC 28607, or to a charity of the donors choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the South family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.