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William R. Brightwell

August 24, 1946 - July 15, 2017

Burial Date July 17, 2017

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William Russell Brightwell, 70, of Nathalie passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017. Mr. Brightwell was born in Campbell County, August 24, 1946, a son of the late George Washington Brightwell and Stella East Brightwell. He was a retired mechanic. He is survived by three sons, Mark Brightwell (Tina) of Lynchburg, David Brightwell (Anita) of Brookneal, Bobby Brightwell (Ashley) of Buffalo Junction; two daughters, Connie Bigger (Ronnie) of Keysville, Amanda Brightwell (Curtis) of Jefferson, N.C.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Frances B. Hailey (Eddie) of Brookneal; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy East, Edgar Lee Brightwell; one sister, Nellie B. Smith. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2017 at Henderson Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Keith Williams. The family will receive friends following the service at Henderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Brookneal and at his residence other times. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.