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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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Linda McFail Burton

SoVaNow.com / October 23, 2012
Linda McFail Burton, 54, of Chase City entered eternal rest suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 in Chase City.

Mrs. Burton was born in Halifax County, Feb. 7, 1958 to the late Butch Studivant and Roberta McFail. She was a 1977 graduate of Bluestone Senior High School, Skipwith. She continued her education at Southside Virginia Community College, Alberta. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Clarksville, where she served as a missionary and usher. She was a well-known beautician.

In addition to her father, Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin E. Burton, one brother, Willie L. Studivant, two sisters, Martha K. Bacon and Rose Ann Bullock. Cherishing her memories are two children, Shaleter Burton (Derelle) and Nina Clark (Jay) of Chase City, God-children, Alexis McFail and Nicole McFail both of Richmond, three grandchildren; nine brothers, Earl Pettus of Baltimore, Md., Earnest McFail of South Hill, Tyrone McFail (Mary), Sandy McFail (Delores), Edward McFail (Hester), Otis Studivant, John Studivant, Ben Clark and Harold Clark all of Chase City, three sisters, Juanita Jones (Herman) of Chase City,, Sylvia McFail of Baltimore, Md., Priscilla McFail of Chase City, special friend, Eugene Young and a vast number of nieces, nephews and many devoted friends.

A funeral was conducted Sunday, Oct. 21, at the chapel of Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Chase City, with Rev. Bernard Duncan, officiating. Burial followed in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery, Chase City.

The family received friends Saturday.

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Chase City.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.harrisfhc.com.

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