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Halifax County’s unemployment rate jumped from 8.3 percent in June to 8.8 percent in July. Over 900 people left the labor force, which numbered 15,974 in June, but fell to…

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A quick, athletic Jefferson Forest squad proved too potent offensively for the Halifax County High School varsity football squad Friday night, speeding past the Comets, 50-30, in South Boston.

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Ann M. Williamson

SoVaNow.com / January 29, 2013
Ann M. Williamson, 65, of Vinton, formerly of Clarksville, passed away, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 after a 30-year courageous battle with multiple sclerosis.

She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas B. Moorefield; her mother and stepfather, Jane and Johnny Harper and her brother, William Moorefield.

The love of her life was being called “Granny” by all her grandchildren.

Surviving are her sons, Ken and Jennifer Williamson; Chris and Charlene Williamson; her grandchildren, Joanna, Leeann, Tristan, Tyler, Ann-Taylor; her sister, Alice Rothell and husband, Marlen; her brothers, Earl Moorefield and wife, Elizabeth and Thomas “Sonny” Moorefield.

A celebration of life will be Thursday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. at Vinton Baptist Church with Dr. William (Bill) Booth and Dr. Chris Monroe officiating.

Thank you to the many people that have provided the loving care for Ann.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vinton Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 306, Vinton, VA 24179 or Mecklenburg Baptist Church Youth Fund, PO Box 438, Boydton, VA 23917.

Arrangements by Okey’s Vinton Chapel.

Condolences may be made online at http://www.oakeys.com

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