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BUYING THE FARM

With new school complex, officials want to add working farm

Mecklenburg trustees back supes’ call for outside firm to scout sites

After long discussion, School Board offers grudging support

Arson suspected in Tuesday morning fire in Clarksville


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Comets’ season ends in regionals

The Comet boys’ varsity basketball team nearly rallied from a miserable start Monday night, before running out of late game momentum in a season-ending loss at Marshall in regional action.

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Obituaries

Joyce Garnell Witcher Davis

SoVaNow.com / January 12, 2012
Joyce Garnell Witcher Davis, 70, died January 6, 2012 at MCV Hospital, Richmond. She was born in Pittsylvania County on Nov. 2, 1941, a daughter of the late Magalene Witcher and Herbert Hall. She attended school in Pittsylvania County, was employed by Lane Furniture Company, Altavista and was a member of Miracle Revival Fellowship Holiness Church, Long Island.

She is survived by her husband, Roosevelt W. Davis of the home; 11 children, Gloria Stone of Long Island, Diane Wimbush (Quentin) of Java, Barbara Tucker (Randolph) of Nathalie, Ella Stone of Chatham, Darva Cheek (Rev. Jasper) of South Boston, Eva Davis of Hurt, Pamela Davis of Nathalie, Roosevelt, Jr. Davis (Carolyn) of Long Island, Wreckle Davis (Lena) of Nathalie, Rev. Michael Davis (Marcia) of Long Island, Donald Davis of the home; 42 grandchildren with three preceding her in death, 57 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held Friday, Jan. 13, 2 p.m. at Miracle Revival Fellowship Holiness Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public visitation today from 2-7 p.m. at Dunn & Sons Funeral Home, Halifax. The family is receiving friends at 164 Cedar Forest Road, Long Island.

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