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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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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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