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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





Marshall Henry Rowland / April 21, 2011
Marshall Henry Rowland, 76, of 4050 Chestnut Road, Nathalie died Sunday, April 17, 2011 at Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born in Halifax County on July 25, 1934, son of the late Jack William Rowland and Martha Terry Rowland and was married to Evelyn Holt Rowland. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Millstone, where he was a past usher and served on the grounds committee. His greatest love was his family, enjoyed working and helping others and was an active fisherman.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Jerry Dean Rowland and wife Judy of Nathalie; three daughters, Dianne Rowland Davis and husband Andy, Sandra Rowland Swift and husband Jimmy and Terri Renee Rowland, all of Nathalie; six grandchildren, Andy Davis III, Jennifer Rowland Clark, Matthew Thomas Davis, Marcus Aaron Swift, Hunter Austin Swift, Heather Anne Davis and three great-grandchildren; beloved aunt, Ava Terry Martin. He was preceded in death by one sister, Marion Rowland Powell and two brothers, Jack William Rowland Jr. and Gordon B. Rowland.

A funeral was held Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Millstone with Pastor Rob Blake officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department, 4201 Leda-Grove Road, Nathalie, VA 24577 or First Baptist Church of Millstone, c/o Sylvia Waller, 2009 Chestnut Road, Nathalie, VA 24577.

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