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Halifax County school board calendar committee expands to 18

The Halifax County School Board’s calendar committee — responsible for setting the daily schedule from the first day of school to the last — is getting larger.

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Donald Lee McInturf and Julia Ann Hall McInturf / February 06, 2018

Donald Lee “Mac” McInturf and Julia Ann Hall McInturf, of Chase City, died December 2017, two weeks shy of their 42nd wedding anniversary.

Julia passed away Dec. 11, 2017. She grew up in Bon Air, graduating from Huguenot High School in 1972. She graduated from Longwood College in 1975 and began a teaching career that spanned 40 years. Mac passed away Dec. 12, 2017.  He grew up in the mountains of Ohio, graduating from Morgan County High School in 1968.  After graduation he joined the Navy and found his way to Virginia. The two were introduced by Julia’s college roommate and married Dec. 27, 1975. After a brief period of time in Newport News, they moved to Chase City, where Julia taught at Park View High School for over 35 years. 

After obtaining a degree from North Carolina State University, Mac began his own teaching career, dedicating over 20 years as a teacher and coach at Bluestone High School.

They were faithful and active members of Mount Horeb Baptist Church, where they both were ordained deacons, sang in the choir, and served in various other leadership positions. 

They are survived by two daughters, Erin (Joseph) Matzen of Smithfield, and Leslie McInturf of Chase City, grandchildren Matthew and Rebecca Matzen of Smithfield, siblings Virginia Hall of South Hill, Jean McKown of Zanesville, Ohio; Marilyn Queen of McConnelsville, Ohio; Fred (Lois) McInturf of Chrisney, Ind., and James McInturf of New Concord, Ohio; Julia’s aunt Sara Fisher of Ashland, and many other beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews. 

They were preceded in death by their parents, Charles Nelson and Jean Seay Hall, and Paul Lee and Dorothy Starling McInturf, and Mac’s brother Larry. 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Children’s Theater of South Hill, 1222 Valley Road, South Hill, VA or The Mac and Julia McInturf Memorial Scholarship through the Mecklenburg County Business Education partnership.  For more information about the scholarship contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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