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Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

Courtney Garrett, whose grandfather lives in Halifax County, is first runner-up

Spirits of the past

In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.

Mecklenburg County, Boydton looking for funds to upgrade plant

Help sought with $4 million cost

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12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…

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Kay M. Jones

SoVaNow.com / March 25, 2014


Kay M. Jones, 57, departed this life on March 18, 2014 after her long battle with cancer. She was a fighter and a proud woman.

A native of Portsmouth, she lived in Hampton for many years. She was a great sister, mother, and friend to many and loved by them all. She always supported any one in need and it showed in the many benefits she participated in throughout her life, especially while living in the Buckroe area of Hampton, which became her home.

She was preceded in death by her longtime companion Carter Sechman; father Wallace Blanchard; mother Erma Bell; two brothers Wayne and Gary Blanchard.

She leaves to cherish her memories, one son William “Bo” Cherry and wife Malinda of Buffalo Junction, one daughter Crystal Cherry of Hampton; three sisters Diane Geouge, Debra Reddington (Sissy) and Lucy Blanchard; grandsons William (Boogity), Jordyn, Brayden and Anthony; nieces Jena and Jennifer; nephews Stephen, Will, Richard, and Aaron as well as numerous other family and friends.

She became a part of Carter's family.

A memorial service was conducted Saturday, March 22, at Smith Brothers Funeral Chapel.

Services of comfort entrusted to Smith Brothers Funeral Home.

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