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Celebrating Easter at sunrise

Numerous churches across Halifax County will be hosting Easter Sunrise Services on Sunday morning to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. Many will begin as early as 6 a.m.

Groups appeal for town funding

Of those appearing before Council, Jewell Medley of the United Way made a first-ever request from her agency for funds. Whereas the UW for years was supported by donations from…

Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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Joseph Harrison Williams

SoVaNow.com / July 15, 2013


Joseph Harrison Williams of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Halifax County, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at his residence at the age of 55. Born in Halifax County on Jan. 26, 1958 to the late Issac Williams and Adell W. Williams, he was married to Deborah Respass Williams. He was a member of First Baptist Church of News Ferry.

Mr. Williams is survived by his wife of the home, two daughters, JoAnn Leslie Williams and Kesha Nicole Williams, both of Oxford, N.C., a grandson, Issac A. Reed, a sister, Maxine Crews and husband, James of South Boston, two brothers, James Williams and wife, Josephine of Halifax, and Louis Williams and wife, Rosetta of South Boston, his mother-in-law, Alice Respass of Rock Hill, S.C., a brother-in-law, Norman Respass of Charlotte, N.C., and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral was held Saturday, July 13 at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of News Ferry. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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