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Celebrating Easter at sunrise

Numerous churches across Halifax County will be hosting Easter Sunrise Services on Sunday morning to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. Many will begin as early as 6 a.m.

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).

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SBS to race under the lights

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

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Betty Stephens Saunders

SoVaNow.com / November 26, 2012
Betty Stephens Saunders of Alton died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at The Woodview Nursing Home. Born March 1, 1932 in Halifax County, she was 80 at the time of her death.

She was the daughter of the late Alvis Belt Stephens Sr. and the late Sally Hall Stephens Conner and was married to the late James Gratan Saunders. She was a member of Seven Oaks Baptist Church and was retired from the J. P. Stevens Company.

Mrs. Saunders is survived by a daughter, Vicky S. Pyatt and husband Roger of Greensboro, N.C., three grandchildren, Eron Pyatt of Greensboro, N.C., Zachary Saunders and James Saunders, both of Alton, a daughter-in-law, Linda Saunders of Alton, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Saunders, two brothers, Jesse Stephens and A. B. “Junior” Stephens and a sister, Mary Watson.

A memorial service for Mrs. Saunders will be held Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy McMillian officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home.

For memorials please consider the Alzheimer’s Association, Southside Virginia Chapter, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502.

Online condolences may be directed to http://www.powellfunerals.com.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592.

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