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Clarence Castelow

Passed Away: April 1, 2012

AHOSKIE – Clarence Wardell Castelow (‘Buster’), age 59, died Sunday, April 01, 2012, at Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital.

Mr. Castelow was born in Norfolk, VA, on May 5, 1952, a son of Joyce Ann Peay Castelow Allen and the late Needham Wardell Castelow. Clarence was a devoted husband, father and stepfather; an avid hunter and fisherman and he loved to dance. He was employed as a pipefitter at Nasco Norfolk Shipbuilding in Norfolk, VA.

Besides his mother, Clarence leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Temperance Bazemore Castelow; his daughter, Bille Jo Castelow of Ahoskie, NC; his son, Anthony Paul Castelow of Chesapeake, VA; his stepchildren, Jerry Wayne Newsome, Jr. of Ahoskie, NC, Mary Evelyn Etters of Eure, NC; and Amy Jean Harrell of Winton, NC. Also surviving are his sisters, Shirley Jean Sherlock of Elizabeth City, NC and Joyce Ann Spencer of Alabama; his brothers Bruce Castelow of Hobbsville, NC, and Bobby Earl Castelow of Elizabeth City; his granddaughter Dawn Anderson of Chesapeake and his step grandchildren, Caitlin Brianna Newsome, Jonathan Tyler Newsome, Richard Dillon Harrell, Christopher Mills Harrell, Ethan Samuel Etters, and a baby girl due in May.

Clarence was predeceased by his first wife, Barbara Ann Cox, brothers Donald Eugene Castelow and William Turner Castelow; a grandson Jesse Tyler Culbertson; and a step grandson, Hunter Lee Etters.

A visitation will be held at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. and a celebration of life memorial service will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, April 6, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Gilbert Crawford officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA, 23060.

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