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Transition center draws complaints of neighbors

Public input on the new “transition center” at 1332 Moore Street for locals struggling with homelessness and unemployment dominated debate at the Monday night meeting of South Boston Town Council.

Halifax lawyers inspired by their work for Legal Aid

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Halifax County trustees ease rules on student cell phone use

The Halifax County School Board agreed Monday night to revise the cell phone policy at Halifax County High School to make the rules more consistent and hopefully easier to enforce.

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Joseph George DeShazo

SoVaNow.com / February 14, 2013
Joseph George DeShazo of East Hyco Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at his residence at the age of 80. Born in Woodsdale, N.C., on Sept. 25, 1932 to the late John Henry DeShazo and Lottie Whitt DeShazo, he was first married to the late Nannie Faulkner DeShazo and later married Lucy Leigh DeShazo. Mr. DeShazo was a United States Navy veteran and served on the board of deacons at St. James Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife he is survived by one daughter, Mercedes DeShazo and husband Bruce of Sterling, three sons, Joseph O. DeShazo and wife, Pamela of Durham, N.C., Barry DeShazo and wife Jenny of Frederick, Md., Terry DeShazo and wife, Sharon of Creedmore, N.C., a sister, Maggie Benjamin and husband Levi of Jacksonville, Fla., a brother, Sylvester DeShazo and wife, Phyllis of Baltimore, Md., six grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at St. James Baptist Church in Scottsburg with the Rev. Byrd B. Blackwell officiating. Burial will follow in Zion Hill Baptist Church cemetery. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post 99.

Public viewing for family and friends will be on Friday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the residence on East Hyco Road, Virgilina.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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