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Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

Courtney Garrett, whose grandfather lives in Halifax County, is first runner-up

Spirits of the past

In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.

Mecklenburg County, Boydton looking for funds to upgrade plant

Help sought with $4 million cost

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12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…

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Margie Anne Byrnes Rosche

SoVaNow.com / March 21, 2013
On Sunday, March 17, 2013, Margie Anne Byrnes Rosche passed away at the age of 84 years. She was a woman of faith, as she served the Lord in various capacities, such as the choir, VBS and outreach ministry to shut-ins. She was a talented seamstress and quilter. She enjoyed years of involvement in the St. Tammany Twirlers and Slidell Little Theatre.

Mrs. Margie was a 1950 graduate of Charity School of Nursing in New Orleans, La., and a member of Pearl River United Methodist Church in Pearl River, La.

She is survived by four children, Henry Rosche III, Patricia Rosche Warden, John Larry Rosche and his wife Donna, and Dr. C. William Rosche and his wife Lisa; a sister, Lois Jean Hitt, a brother, Buddy Byrnes, and 14 grandchildren, Laura, John, Jr., Lance, Daniel, Jessica, Shannon, Margot, Emily, Sarah, Megan, Cory, Ethan, Nicholas and Isabel. She is also survived by a host of great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Henry Rosche Jr. and her parents, Gilbert and Allis Byrnes.

A funeral will be held on Saturday, March 23, at noon at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, Pearl River, La., with visitation starting at 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral with Pastor Patty Hewitt officiating.

Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery, located at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, Pearl River, La.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Pearl River United Methodist Church Building Fund, 65480 Highway 41, Pearl River, LA 70452.

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