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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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Loyd Edward Wilkerson

SoVaNow.com / June 25, 2012
Mr. Loyd Edward Wilkerson, 81, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, June 22, 2012. He was born November 13, 1930 in Halifax County as the son of Corbett Wilkerson and Etta Matthews Wilkerson. He was a retired worker from Rochester Button Company and a member of the Willow Oak Christian Church.

Loyd is survived by his wife, Hettie Sue Wilkerson. He is also survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Vance Bowen of Virgilina, a step-daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Donnie Brooks of Timberlake, NC and grandchildren and spouses, Steven Bowen and Chasity, Ann Evans and Keith, Kay Adair and Bobby and Kim Cordier and Brandon. He is also survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Peggy and L. D. Buchanan, Marie Thompson and Phyllis Cook and by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Kathy Corbett Wilkerson, Jr. and Mac and Becky Wilkerson. His step grandchildren, Brandon Brooks of Leasburg, NC and Tiffany Brooks of Timberlake, NC and eight great grandchildren also survive.

Services were held at 4 p.m. at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home with Dr. Michael Haskett officiating. Interment followed at the Aarons Creek Baptist Church cemetery in Virgilina. On-line condolences may be expressed to the family at http://www.wclfh.com.

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