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Joseph Franklin Bebbs, Jr.
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Joseph Franklin Bebbs, Jr., age 71, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018, after a lengthy illness in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He was born December 3, 1946, in Richmond VA, to the late Joseph Franklin Bebbs, Sr. and the late Eloise Bebbs. He was a graduate of Franklin Marshall University and former varsity tennis player.

Joseph retired as Supervisor Operations Research Analyst from The Department of Army, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. Prior to White Sands, he worked at Philip Morris, as a scientist; he wrote three publications and was awarded a US Patent while working there. Joseph was a member of Second Baptist Church, Richmond, VA.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife Debra of Danville, Virginia; sister, Alicia Higgs (Charles) of Richmond, Virginia; step-son Jimmie Hoard (Tina) of Danville, Virginia; as well as special friends, Ruffin Bell and Dr. Henry Rhone of Richmond, Virginia. Joseph also enjoyed golfing with his buddies, Walt, Karen, Tom and Jerry of New Mexico.

The family will receive friends Saturday, July 21, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2018, at Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel, with with The Rev. Willis J. Ferrell of Fairfield, California officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park, Danville.

The family respectfully suggests memorial donations be made to Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Association, 223 Riverview Drive Suite J, Danville, VA 24541 (, or National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016 (

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Bebbs family. Online condolences may be made at

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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

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2:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

Cemetery Details


Highland Burial Park

3049 North Main Street
Danville, VA 24540

Memorial Contribution

National Kidney Foundation, Inc.

Finance Dept.
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016

Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Association, Inc.

223 Riverview Drive, Suite J
Danville, VA 24541

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