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Service set Friday for late Councilman Billy Clarke

Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in Route 501 hit-and-run

Virginia State Police are investigating a Friday morning hit-and-run in northern Halifax County at the Staunton River and Campbell County line that sent a pedestrian to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.…

Remains of Emma Compton Layne identified; leads sought in homicide

Human remains found in the Nathalie area in November have been positively identified as those of Emma Compton Layne of Cody, who has been missing since June 20, 2017.


One Dixie for all

Scottsburg merges with Halifax County Dixie Youth to form one countywide league





Earl Jessie Lloyd / December 14, 2017

Earl Jessie Lloyd, 80, of Clover, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. He was born in Halifax County on March 19, 1937, son of the late Jessie James Lloyd and Mary Virginia Lloyd Lloyd and he was a retired tobacco farmer.

Mr. Lloyd is survived by his sisters-in-law, Karen Hier of Clover, Joyce Lloyd and Evelyn Lloyd, both of Nathalie and Giesla Lloyd of Richmond and six nieces and seven nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Plautz, five brothers, Albert Lloyd, James Lloyd, Howard Lloyd, Irvin Lloyd Sr. and Garnett Lloyd Sr. and a sister-in-law, Hazel Lloyd.

A funeral will be held Thursday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. at Providence Presbyterian Church with Rev. T. Wayne Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family received friends Wednesday at Powell Funeral Home and other times at 1153 Addie Williams Trail, Clover.

Memorials may be directed to Providence Presbyterian Church, 8221 Coles Ferry Road, Nathalie, VA 24577.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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