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Womack receives suspended prison time on fraud charges

Earl Womack, former school deputy transportation director and member of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors, received a suspended 12 year prison sentence on felony fraud charges during an appearance…

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Timothy Peters avoided a spinning Lee Pulliam on the final lap of the green-white-checkered finish to claim his first win in the charity race.

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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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