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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





Martha King Jones / December 19, 2017

Martha King Jones of Clarksville died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 at the age of 96. She was born in Warren County, N.C. on March 6, 1921 the daughter of the late Robert Alston King and the late Nettie Ellen Wise King.

A member of Ephesus United Methodist Church, she had a great love for fishing and all things outdoors and was loyal to her husband and his endeavors.

Mrs. Jones is survived by a sister, Jean Harris of Winston Salem, N.C., a brother, Stanley King of Littleton, N.C., a sister-in-law, Joyce “Cookie” Jones Pharr of Clarksville, brother-in-law, W. Lawrence Jones and wife, Mae of Virginia Beach and numerous nieces and nephews.

Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Gregory C. Jones.

A funeral was held Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Watkins Cooper Lyon Chapel. Burial followed in Ephesus United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends an hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Online condolences may be made at

The family is being served by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

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