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Service set Friday for late Councilman Billy Clarke

Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in Route 501 hit-and-run

Virginia State Police are investigating a Friday morning hit-and-run in northern Halifax County at the Staunton River and Campbell County line that sent a pedestrian to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.…

Remains of Emma Compton Layne identified; leads sought in homicide

Human remains found in the Nathalie area in November have been positively identified as those of Emma Compton Layne of Cody, who has been missing since June 20, 2017.


One Dixie for all

Scottsburg merges with Halifax County Dixie Youth to form one countywide league





Margaret Graham Kyle Edmunds / November 20, 2017

Margaret Graham Kyle Edmunds, 72, of Halifax County died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. She was born in Lynchburg on June 1, 1945, a daughter of the late Paul Carrington Edmunds, III and Louise Easley Edmunds.

She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and was retired from United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs with honor, distinction and praise. She was also a member of the Halifax Woman’s Club.

She is survived by her siblings, William Carrington Edmunds and wife JoAnn of Spartansburg, S.C., Louise Gilmer Edmunds of Richmond, Paula Edmunds Eddington and husband Gordon of London, England, Henry Hurt Edmunds of Atlanta, Bee Edmunds Espy and husband Carl of Halifax, seven nieces and nephews and nine great-nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held Friday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Susan Grimm officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

For memorials, please consider St. John’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 905, Halifax, VA 24558 or Sentara Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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