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Service set Friday for late Councilman Billy Clarke

Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in Route 501 hit-and-run

Virginia State Police are investigating a Friday morning hit-and-run in northern Halifax County at the Staunton River and Campbell County line that sent a pedestrian to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.…

Remains of Emma Compton Layne identified; leads sought in homicide

Human remains found in the Nathalie area in November have been positively identified as those of Emma Compton Layne of Cody, who has been missing since June 20, 2017.


One Dixie for all

Scottsburg merges with Halifax County Dixie Youth to form one countywide league





Katie Elizabeth Sydnor Coleman / April 13, 2017

Katie Elizabeth Sydnor Coleman, 76, of Clover, died Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born in Halifax County on Dec. 26, 1940, a daughter of the late Edward Lee Sydnor and Katie Jackson Sydnor. She was married to Charles Henry Coleman, Sr. and was a member of Brown’s Memorial Church of God in Christ.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Coleman is survived by three daughters, Mary C. Adams and husband Roger of Randolph, Virginia Womack of Yanceyville, N.C., and Patricia Bouie of South Boston; three sons, Charles Henry Coleman Jr. and wife Nannie of Nathalie, Henry Louis Coleman and wife Diane of Halifax, Robert Lee Coleman and companion Alisha of Clover; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Martha Jennings, Sally Coleman and Rosa Lee Sydnor and six brothers, Mark, Charles, Ford, Joe, George and Perry Sydnor and two sons-in-law, Larry Womack and David Bouie.

A funeral will be held Saturday, April 15 at 11 a.m. at New Shiloh Baptist Church with William E. Mosby Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Brown’s Memorial Church of God in Christ Cemetery.

Public viewing will be Friday, April 14 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at 1127 Neals Corner Road, Clover.

Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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