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A quick, athletic Jefferson Forest squad proved too potent offensively for the Halifax County High School varsity football squad Friday night, speeding past the Comets, 50-30, in South Boston.

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Estella McKinney Carter

SoVaNow.com / November 12, 2013

Estella McKinney Carter, 82, of Chase City, entered eternal rest Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at Halifax Regional Hospital.

Mrs. Carter was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Aug. 19, 1931 to the late Alaska A. and Susan Higgs McKinney. She was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, Queens College, Flushing, and Parrish Nursing Program of Virginia Union University. Mrs. Carter retired as supervisor of nurses at Neponsit Health Care Facility, Rockaway Park, N.Y., and after retiring she was employed as a health instructor at Lunenburg Correctional Center. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church, Chase.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Alponso, stepdaughter, Virginia Hicks; step-sons, Langston L. and Jemel L. Carter.

Cherishing her memories are her husband, Robert L. Carter of Chase City, one step-daughter, Terrie Carter; five step-sons, Edwin A. Carter, Larry Carter, Robert L. Watts, Robert M. Carter and Frankie Carter and a host of grand and great-grandchildren; one sister Alice McKinney of Clarksville; nieces, Kimberly and Peggy McKinney; nephews, Paul, Alphonzo, Michael and Anthony McKinney and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A funeral was held Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Concord Baptist Church, Chase City, with Rev. Raleigh Bagley III, officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.harrisfhc.com.

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