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Celebrating Easter at sunrise

Numerous churches across Halifax County will be hosting Easter Sunrise Services on Sunday morning to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. Many will begin as early as 6 a.m.

Groups appeal for town funding

Of those appearing before Council, Jewell Medley of the United Way made a first-ever request from her agency for funds. Whereas the UW for years was supported by donations from…

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).

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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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Mamie Buster Reid

SoVaNow.com / May 13, 2013
Mamie Buster Reid of Coles Ferry Road, Nathalie died May 9, 2013 at her residence at the age of 84.

Born inn Halifax County on March 29, 1919 to the late William Alan Buster and Polina Garrett Buster. Sshe was married to the late William Cleveland Reid. She joined Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church at a young age and later became a dedicated witness of Jehovah.

Mrs. Reid leaves to cherish her memories a son, James Edward Reid and wife Ruth of Washington, DC a daughter, Lula Mae Barksdale of Nathalie, a sister-in-law, Rosa Buster of South Boston and a devoted god-daughter, Janis Chandler and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including Virginia Jones. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Reid was preceded in death by a daughter, Augusta C. Barley, a sister, Mary Canada, three brothers, James, Paul and Roosevelt Buster.

A funeral will be held on Tuesday, May 14 at 11 a.m. at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the residence of Lula Mae Barksdale, 8106 Coles Ferry Road, Nathalie.

Public visitation will be Monday, May 13 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at The Crawford Hosue Chapel in Halifax.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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