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Halifax County tax deadline Dec. 5

A life of accomplishment

Accomplished artist, champion athlete, acclaimed tobacco auctioneer, interpreter and defender of the countryside — all describe Robert F. “Bob” Cage, who died Wednesday 19 in Raleigh, N.C. where he had…

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Comets to build on last season’s success

Larry Epperly took an unselfish Comet boys basketball team to the Region 5-A North semifinals last season, after a 20-win season. The Comets ran into a reality check, losing by…

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James Edward Pannell Jr.

SoVaNow.com / November 26, 2012
James Edward Pannell Jr., 60, of Ball Park Loop, Halifax died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at the home of his mother. Mr. Pannell was born in Halifax County on Nov. 16, 1952 and was the son of James Pannell Sr. and Rosa Tucker Kirby. He was married to Virginia Womack Pannell and was a member of Republican Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by one daughter, Roxann Majors of Halifax; one granddaughter, Dominique Majors; three great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; his mother, Rosa T. Kirby of Halifax; his father, James Pannell Sr. of Nathalie; three sisters, Georgia Lovelace of Halifax, Janet Gregory and Linda Berger, both of South Boston; four brothers, Chester Pannell and Waverly Pannell, both of South Boston, Bruce Pannell of Halifax and Charles Pannell of Brookneal; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including the devoted Brenda Pannell and Walter “Red” Edmunds.

A funeral was held Sunday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. at Republican Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Lorenza S. Otey officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston.

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