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Kickoff set Saturday for Barn Quilt Trail

The Halifax County Barn Quilt Trail will kick off its celebration Saturday, at 9 a.m. at the Halifax Farmers Market. There will be an information table at the market where…

Mecklenburg County eyes two percent increase in real estate tax rate

Top-line 42 cent rate would go unchanged, but rising values would net fresh revenue

Mecklenburg County hosts state education leaders


Big weekend of racing comes to SBS, VIR

Philip Morris returns to South Boston Speedway Saturday, while the Andretti family will have a presence at VIR





James Edward Hazelwood / April 09, 2018

James Edward Hazelwood, 94, of Halifax, died Thursday, April 4, 2018. He was born in Halifax County on Sept. 7, 1923, a son of the late John Thomas Hazelwood and Carrie Owen Hazelwood. He was married to the late Cora Lee Powell Hazelwood and was a member of Church of God of Prophecy.

Mr. Hazelwood is survived by one daughter, Janie Guill and husband Wayne of Halifax; two sons, James (Bumpsie) Hazelwood and wife Eva of Scottsburg and Jerry Lee Hazelwood and wife Margie of New Jersey; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and extended family, Ed, Alicia, Owen and Harrison Hutchins of Raleigh, N.C., and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two infant children, William Warren Hazelwood and Helen Jean Hazelwood; brothers, Willie, Johnnie, William, Josh, Tom, Robert, Hubert and Thompson and sisters, Lucy Powell and Dora Mae Hazelwood.

A funeral was held Sunday, April 8, at 3 p.m. at Church of God of Prophecy with Rev. Barbara Gravely and Rev. Tom Warren officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice.

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Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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