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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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Annie (Lizzie) Barksdale Chaney

SoVaNow.com / February 07, 2013
Annie (Lizzie) Barksdale Chaney of Westside Drive, South Boston, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 79.

Mrs. Chaney was born in Halifax County on Feb. 26, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Arthur Lee Barksdale Sr. and Emma Crews Barksdale. She was married to the late Roy Elijah Chaney and was a member of New Vernon Baptist Church.

Mrs. Chaney is survived by three daughters: Rosa Mae Walton of Clarksville, Annie Barksdale Edmonds and Patty Lavern Barksdale, both of South Boston, two sons, George Eddie Barksdale of Lynchburg and David Junior Barksdale of South Boston, fifteen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, two sisters, Rosa Lee Womack of Vernon Hill and Isabel Williams of Halifax, a brother, James Calvin Barksdale and wife, Ida of Halifax, one aunt, Annie Maude Kirby, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sons, John Henry Barksdale, Glenn Wayne Barksdale and Kenneth Barksdale, two sisters, Mary L. Llewellyn and Margaret Barksdale; four brothers, Tommie Barksdale, Junior J. Barksdale, Charlie Barksdale and Arthur Lee Barksdale Jr.

A funeral will be Saturday, Feb. 9 at noon at New Vernon Baptist Church with Rev. John Anthony Elliott officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the home of Annie B. Edmonds, 500 Westside Drive, South Boston.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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