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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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Mabel Saunders Hudson / February 08, 2018

Mabel Saunders Hudson, 84, of Halifax died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at her home. She was born in Halifax County on July 15, 1933, a daughter of the late Edward Isaac Saunders and Estelle Overstreet Saunders and was married to the late Charlie Dabney Hudson III. She was a member of McKendree United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Hudson is survived by two daughters, Susan Hudson Osborne (Michael) of Colonial Heights and Mary Jane Hudson Collie (Dwayne) of Halifax; one son, Charlie Dabney “Chuck” Hudson IV (Penny) of Danville; one brother, John Saunders of Nathalie; two sisters, Nancy Foster (J.C.) of Waynesboro and Jean Farmer (Johnny) of Chase City; five grandchildren, Shay Osborne (Sarah) of Winchester, Leanna Collie of Roanoke, Ethan Collie of Halifax, Will Hudson of Washington, DC, Connor Hudson of Danville; two great-grandchildren, Micah and Naomi Osborne; devoted companion, Lucy, her pug.

She was preceded in death by siblings Alice Saunders, Pat Saunders, Luke Saunders and Jimmy Saunders.

A funeral was held Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. at McKendree United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Brown, Rev. Michael Osborne and Rev. Shay Osborne officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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