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Kickoff set Saturday for Barn Quilt Trail

The Halifax County Barn Quilt Trail will kick off its celebration Saturday, at 9 a.m. at the Halifax Farmers Market. There will be an information table at the market where…

Mecklenburg County eyes two percent increase in real estate tax rate

Top-line 42 cent rate would go unchanged, but rising values would net fresh revenue

Mecklenburg County hosts state education leaders


Big weekend of racing comes to SBS, VIR

Philip Morris returns to South Boston Speedway Saturday, while the Andretti family will have a presence at VIR





Cary Daniel Thomas Sr. / April 12, 2018

Cary Daniel Thomas Sr. of 300 Leigh Street, South Boston, died Monday, April 9, 2018 at the age of 87. Born in Halifax County on Sept. 20, 1930, he was the son of the late William Ephraim Thomas and the late Leslie Thomas Bebber and was married to the late Doris Barksdale Thomas.

Cary was a member of Bread of Life Church of God in South Boston. He was the owner and operator of Cary’s Electronics, Inc. for over 30 years.

He is survived by a son, Cary “Danny” Thomas Jr. and wife, Frankie Jean of Danville; daughter, Betty Jones and husband, A.B. Jones Jr. of Halifax; sister, Geneva Snow of South Boston; brother, Carl Bebber of Montpelier; grandsons, Daniel Thomas and wife Jen of South Boston, Derek Thomas and wife Mary of Halifax, Albert Jones and wife Dana of Halifax and Brent Jones and fiancé, Ashley Reynolds, both of Charlotte, N.C.; six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Blenton Conner and daughter-in-law, Libby Conner; brothers and sisters, William Thomas, Cecil Thomas, Robert Thomas and Dorothy Moore.

A funeral will be held Thursday, April 12 at 2 p.m. at South Boston Church of God. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 12 one hour prior to the service at South Boston Church of God.

After the service, the family will receive friends at the home of A.B. and Betty Jones, 1011 Brook Run, Halifax.

Memorials may be directed to Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services.

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