Altavista…..William Fred DeVercelly, age 78 of Altavista died Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. Born December 3, 1934 in Rockaway Beach, NY he was a son of the late Charles Harold DeVercelly and Marie DeVercelly. He was a member of St. Victoria Catholic Church, and a retired truck driver. Mr. DeVercelly was an Army Veteran; and a member of VFW and American Legion Post 36. He enjoyed racing cars, boating, and following NASCAR. He is survived by his wife, Claudette DeVercelly of the residence; two sons, David DeVercelly and his wife, Rhonda of Lynch Station, and Steven DeVercelly and his wife, Linda of Charlotte, NC; and three grandchildren, Ashley DeVercelly, Andrew DeVercelly, and Michael DeVercelly. A Memorial Mass will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2013 at St. Victoria Catholic Church by Father Jim Gallagher. A reception will follow the service in the church hall. The family is accepting guests at the family home. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Victoria Ladies Guild, P.O. Box 640 Hurt, VA 24563. Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.colbertmoran.com.