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Man dies in northern Halifax County crash

A Campbell County man died Sunday afternoon in a car crash on Route 40 in northern Halifax County.


Park View felled Monday by I.C. Norcom





Abigail Elaine Whitaker / October 16, 2014

Abigail Elaine Whitaker of South Boston passed away at Duke University Hospital on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. She was born in South Boston on July 30, 2014 at 3:55 p.m. and was two months old. She was the daughter of Brandy Jhonna Villeda and the late Justin Esmond Whitaker.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a brother, Colton Wayne Whitaker of South Boston, her maternal grandparents Telma and Edwin Villeda of South Boston and her paternal grandmother, Tammy Crenshaw Barksdale and husband Mark of South Boston and David Whitaker and wife Carolyn of Ft. Benning, Ga. And her godmother, Marion West Womack of South Boston.

A funeralwill be held on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jay Logan officiating. Burial will follow at Union United Methodist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Friday evening from 7-8:30 p.m.

Flowers are welcome, but those wishing to give memorials should consider Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592. Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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