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Rising Dan River shuts down U.S. 501 through Riverdale

Halifax County ‘dodged a bullet’ with storm

Light flooding, downed trees and power outages reported as Southside copes with heavy rainfall

Halifax County supes mull funding for fire departments, trail, road work

Tonight’s session will begin at 6:30 in the second floor meeting room of the Bethune Complex.


Bruised Comets seek turnaround

Halifax County High School varsity football can still enjoy a positive season, but the Comets will need a turnaround effort at Martinsville Friday.





Margie Anne Byrnes Rosche / 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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