Claude Hampton Friend

12/09/1959 - 01/05/2024


Mr. Claude Hampton Friend, age 64, of South Hill died Friday January 5, 2024 in VCU/MCV. He was a Corrections Officer for the state of North Carolina for many years. Mr. Friend is survived by his loving wife Grace Kabata of South Hill and step-daughter Diana Kimondo of Herndon, VA, as well as many loving cousins and friends. A funeral service will take place Saturday, January 13th, 2024 in the Crowder-Hite-Crews Chapel at 2:00 P.M; with visitation hours from 12:30pm to 2:00pm.

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  1. Old friend

    Claude was good and great guy. When we were teenagers another best friend , Hugh Reese and I would go over to claudes house and visit. Claude had a very nice stereo and it is the first time I heard the song “trudy”by Charlie Daniel’s, played loud, and Boney Maroney by Johnny Winter. My thoughts and prayers are with Claude and his family during this trying time. Rock on! Your friend Donnie.

  2. Program Support Tech Senior

    Sending my deepest condolences, peace and love to you Ms. Kabata and your family. I pray God will continue to give you comfort and strength through this time. Please keep your little hands in the big hands of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  3. friends

    So sorry for the family’s loss… Praying for strength and peace for all of you..Alvin went to school with Claude and we always loved him,Ms. Arlie,and Mr. Ervin…They’re all together again with no pain..May he rest in peace..

  4. Friend of family

    I am sorry to hear about Claud’s death. I knew his mom and dad as well as him for many years. May God comfort and reassure all of you during this time. Linda Daniel

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