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Ernest Hasque Rhoton

April 2, 1928 — October 23, 2023

Duffield, VA


Ernest H. Rhoton – Duffield, VA

Ernest Hasque Rhoton, 95, Duffield, VA passed away, Monday, October 23, 2023, at Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home, Dufield, VA/

Born in Scott County, VA on April 2, 1928, he was the son of the late George and Rebecca (Darnell) Rhoton.

Ernest retired from the Virginia Highway Department where he worked as a Road Grader.

In addition to his parents, his first wife, Nannie (Carter) Rhoton, second wife, Edith (Holcomb) Rhoton, an infant daughter, an infant son, and several siblings preceded him in death.

He is survived by his stepsons, Paul and Deborah Gilliam, and Ronald and Angelia Gilliam, sister, Helen Sweeney, brother, Roosevelt (Monk) Rhoton, step grandchildren, Jessica Gilliam, Rebecca Gilliam, Brian, and Crystal Gilliam, and Kevin Gilliam, 4 step great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Graveside Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 28, 2023, at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA with Rev. Jackie Frazier officiating. Bruce and Charlotte Rhoton and Matthew Vanzandt will provide the music.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at Gate City Funeral Home at 10:15 a.m., Saturday, October 28, 2023, to go in procession to the graveside service.

An online guest register is available for the Rhoton family at

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ernest Hasque Rhoton.

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