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Groups appeal for town funding

Of those appearing before Council, Jewell Medley of the United Way made a first-ever request from her agency for funds. Whereas the UW for years was supported by donations from…

Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

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The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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Ada Jane Sydnor Barksdale

SoVaNow.com / November 26, 2012
Ada Jane Sydnor Barksdale, 74, of 1036 Carr Lane, Halifax died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at The Woodview. Ms. Barksdale was born in Halifax County on March 28, 1938 to the late Winston Sydnor and Florene Jennings Sydnor. She was married to the late June Barksdale and was a member of Traynham Grove Baptist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Rosa Carden and Sherry Kingsberry, both of Halifax and Wanda Fallen of South Boston; two sons, Michael Barksdale and Morgan Barksdale and wife, Patsy, all of Halifax; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Willie Sydnor and wife Rosa of Alexandra and Carl Sydnor of Halifax; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted Patricia Powell. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Barksdale was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Byrd and Jean Stephens, two brothers, Herman Sydnor and Winston Sydnor Jr. and two great-grandchildren, Tykeria Saunders and Gerren Walton Jr.

A funeral was hel Saturday, Nov. 24 at Traynham Grove Baptist Church with Rev. William Keen officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, North Main Street, South Boston.

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