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Halifax County school board calendar committee expands to 18

The Halifax County School Board’s calendar committee — responsible for setting the daily schedule from the first day of school to the last — is getting larger.

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Katie Mae Hayes Garrett Yancey / October 10, 2017

Katie Mae Hayes Garrett Yancey, 95, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

Mrs. Yancey was the widow of John Roy Garrett Sr. and Lewis Yancey. She was born in Nelson, on March 16, 1922 to the late Fannie Mae Hayes Forlines and the late Morris Peyton Hayes.

Mrs. Yancey was a 1941 graduate of Clarksville High School. She retired from the sample department at Burlington Industries and was a member of Jamieson Memorial United Methodist Church.

Cherishing her memories are her daughter, Patsy Garrett Rice of Clarksville; son John Roy Garrett Jr. of Junction City, Kansas, grandchildren John Rice, Patrick Rice, Christian Garrett and Christina Williams, 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

A funeral will be held Thursday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m. in the chapel at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home with burial to follow at Oakhurst Cemetery. Revs. John Bright and Dr. Gregory Randall will be officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service and at all other times at the home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Sentara Meadowview Terrace Activity Department – Memory Garden c/o Janet Chapman, 184 Buffalo Road, Clarksville, VA 23927.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

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