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12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

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Hattie Lee White Sims

SoVaNow.com / February 18, 2013
Hattie Lee White Sims of North Main Street, Halifax, died Feb. 15, 2013 at her residence at the age of 68.

Ms. Sims was born in Halifax County on June 4, 1944 and was the daughter of the late James S. White and Lydia Bailey White. She was a member of Banister Hill Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Keith O. White and wife, Cathy of Cumberland and Kevin Sims of Seattle, Wash., two sisters, Sharon Harvey of Halifax and Carolyn Carden and husband, Clyde Sr. of Scottsburg; two brothers, Richard Carlton White of Jersey City, N.J., and James B. White of Washington, DC; four grandchildren; a great grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and devoted friends. In addition to her parents, Ms. Sims was preceded in death by a sister, Lydia A. White and a brother, Willie Stewart White Sr.

A funeral will be held Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. at Banister Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. William F. Carr officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Tuesday from 10 a.m.-8:00 p.m. at The Crawford House chapel in Halifax.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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