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RAND, William Verser "Button," age 91, of Crewe, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Noma Strawser Rand; parents, Helen Verser and Erving H. Rand Sr.; sister, Blanchard Rand Foote; and brother, Erving H. "Sally" Rand Jr. He is survived by his daughter, Kay and husband, Daniel Dickerson, of Millersville, Md.; four grandchildren, Jonathan Rand Dickerson, Katherine Leah Dickerson, Kelly and husband, Danny Stauffer, Michael and wife, Tamuna Dickerson; and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Rand was a WWII U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, who flew 34 missions over Germany as an Engineer Gunner on a B24 Liberator. He was awarded the Air Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service. He was a member of Crewe VFW Post #7819 and the Burkeville Ruritan Club. He retired from Southside Electric Cooperative after a long career and was a member of Wards Chapel United Methodist Church. Visitation with family and friends will be held 7 to 8:30 p.m. on his 92nd birthday, Friday, July 5, 2013 at Jennings-McMillian Funeral Home, Crewe. Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Wards Chapel United Methodist Church, Crewe; interment to follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wards Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund or .

This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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Published online on 7/3/2013 courtesy of Richmond Times-Dispatch.