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Groups appeal for town funding

Of those appearing before Council, Jewell Medley of the United Way made a first-ever request from her agency for funds. Whereas the UW for years was supported by donations from…

Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

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The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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Edith Garrett Willie

SoVaNow.com / January 07, 2013
Edith Garrett Willie of Washington, DC, formerly of Clover, died Dec. 31, 2012 at Washington Hospital Center at the age of 94.

Mrs. Willie was born in Halifax County on June 29, 1918 and was the daughter of the late Walter Garrett and Mary Alice Coleman Garrett. She was married to the late Henry Webster Willie and was a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church. Mrs. Willie was a retired nurse.

Mrs. Willie is survived by a daughter: Oveta Jenkins and husband, Linzell; a son: Henry W. Willie Jr. and wife, Kerri; three nephews, Bobby Lanier, Walter Lanier and Willie Lanier; a niece: LaQuita Lanier; and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Willie was preceded in death by one sister, Florine Garrett Lanier.

A funeral will be held Monday, Jan. 7 at 1 p.m. at St. Matthew Baptist Church with Rev. Alfred Chandler officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Public viewing for family and friends was on Sunday at Jeffress Funeral Home chapel.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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