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Halifax County’s unemployment rate jumped from 8.3 percent in June to 8.8 percent in July. Over 900 people left the labor force, which numbered 15,974 in June, but fell to…

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Comets fall in opener to Jefferson Forest

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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Jerry Lewis Stumps

SoVaNow.com / March 25, 2014


Jerry Lewis Stumps, 43, of Chase City, Virginia passed away on March 19, 2014.

He was born on Sept. 28, 1970 in South Hill.

Jerry was a former employee of Butler Lumber Company and he enjoyed working on muscle cars and building furniture.

He is survived by his children, Heather Nicole Stumps of Kenbridge, William Morgan Stumps of Fort Hood, Texas, and Matthew Brian Clough of Chase City, two sisters, Catherine Hatcher and her husband Jerry of Chase City, and Donna Wilkinson and her husband Dale of Clarksville, and his devoted friends, Jeff Newcomb and Sarah Farrar. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Angie Newcomb, Bryan Bollinger, Michelle Hamlett, Jerry R. Hatcher, Adam Hatcher, Daniel Wilkinson, and Amanda Wilkinson.

He is predeceased by two brothers, Donald Leo Bollinger and William Morgan Stumps.

A funeral was held Sunday, March 23, at 2 p.m. at the Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home chapel. Visitation began one hour prior to the service. Interment followed at the Salem Christian Church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

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