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Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

Courtney Garrett, whose grandfather lives in Halifax County, is first runner-up

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.

Mecklenburg County, Boydton looking for funds to upgrade plant

Help sought with $4 million cost

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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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Eddie Lawson Turner

SoVaNow.com / May 23, 2013
Eddie Lawson ‘E.L.’ Turner of 3135 Cedar Grove Road, Alton died on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the age of 85. He was born on Oct. 9, 1927 to the late William Andrew Turner and the late Mamie Zimmerman Turner and was married to the late Dorothy Lucille Link Turner. He was a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, where he was very involved in all aspects of the church. For many years, he helped coach the community youth in baseball, softball, and basketball, and even volunteered extra time and transportation so that all children could participate.

He is survived by two sons, Larry D. Turner and his wife Pat and Carl E. Turner and his wife Wanda of Alton; one sister, Wray Weaver of Roxboro, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Jonathan Turner and Alyssa Turner. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and three brothers, Swanson, Marvin, and Bernice Turner.

A funeral will be held on Friday, May 24, at 2 p.m. at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Bonnie Pizzeck officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Brooks Funeral Home on Thursday, May 23 from 7-8:30 p.m. other times at his home.

The family requests that anyone wishing to give memorials, please consider Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, 2040 Link-Puryear Road, South Boston, VA 24592.

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