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Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

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Spirits of the past

In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.

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12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…

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Bettie Evelyn Moorefield Allen

SoVaNow.com / April 25, 2013
Bettie Evelyn Moorefield Allen, 72, of South Boston, died Monday, April 22, 2013 at Duke Medical Center. She was born in Pittsylvania County on Nov. 14, 1940, a daughter of the late Herman Randolph Moorefield and Lena Saunders Moorefield.

She was married to Louis Stephen (Steve) Allen, was a member of Revelation Baptist Church and was a retired bookkeeper with Westinghouse/ABB.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Michael (Mike) Allen and wife Karen of South Boston; one daughter, Renee A. Merciez and fiancé Jason Stallings of Norfolk; four grandchildren, Kristin Barton and husband Bill of Green Bay, Justin Allen of South Boston, Joshua Merciez of Suffolk and Philip Merciez of Fort Hood, Texas, two great-grandchildren, Caleb and Mackenzie Barton of Green Bay.

A funeral will be held Thursday, April 25 at 11 a.m. at Revelation Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Coghill, the Rev. Daryl Hancock and the Rev. Ken Stanley officiating. Burial will follow at Halifax Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be directed to the Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558 or Duke Cancer Center, 20 Duke Medical Circle, Durham, NC 27712.

Online condolences may be directed to http://www.powellfunerals.com. Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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