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South Boston Council votes in favor of cigarette tax

South Boston Town Council moved decisively to impose a 10 cent-per-pack tax on cigarette purchases in town by voting 4-1 in favor of the levy Monday night.

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Luther Hugh Guill / February 05, 2018

Luther Hugh Guill of Scottsburg died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at the age of 90. He was born in Halifax County on Feb. 2, 1928, the son of the late Luther Holt Guill and the late Eunice Allen Guill and was married to the late Eva Claire Neal Guill. Hugh enjoyed working on the farm, spending time with family, going dancing, bird hunting and sitting by the wood stove.

Mr. Guill is survived by a daughter, Jo Ann Wilmouth and husband, Donnie of Scottsburg; sisters, Inez Noblin, Lillie Mae G. Jones, and Peggy G. Snead, all of South Boston; grandsons, Don Wilmouth and Brent “Bubba” Wilmouth; and great grandchildren, Ian, Cameron, Brent, and Lexi Wilmouth.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brothers, Robert Lee Guill and Nelson Lee Guill, and sisters, Lucille Guill and Elsie White.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 1 p.m. in the Guill family cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home, 1044 Ashcake Creek Road, Scottsburg.

The family requests memorials be made to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, TN 38148-0552 or Patrick Henry Family Services, 1621 Enterprise Dr. Lynchburg, VA 24502..

Online condolences may be made at

The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services.

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