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South Boston Council votes in favor of cigarette tax

South Boston Town Council moved decisively to impose a 10 cent-per-pack tax on cigarette purchases in town by voting 4-1 in favor of the levy Monday night.

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Perry Lynn Bagbey / February 13, 2018

Perry Lynn Bagbey, husband of Susan “Sue” Punk Bagbey, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at the age of 57.

He was born in Halifax County Jan. 16, 1961 to the late Bessie Gordon and Ryland Hoover Bagbey. Perry was a graduate of Mecklenburg Academy and was an owner/operator of Bagbey’s Service Station & Garage. He was an avid golfer and baseball player/coach, who graciously shared his knowledge of the game with everyone. Perry dearly loved his family and was known far and wide for making a difference in his community.

Cherishing Perry’s memories are his wife, Sue; sons and daughters-in-law Joey and Brandy Bagbey and Justin and Samantha Bagbey; daughter and son-in-law Jessica and Luke Griles; granddaughter Madilynn Bagbey; brothers Daryl Bagbey, Harrell Bagbey (Sandra), Danny Bagbey ( Angela) and sisters Debbie Moore and Sandra Lenhart (Charles). Also surviving are his mother-in-law Judith Punk; brothers-in-law Bryan Punk (Vickie) and Joe Punk (Sandy); numerous nieces and nephews and close friend, Carl Newton.

A funeral will be held Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Virgilina with burial to follow at Nelson Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Norman Talley will officiate.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 7-9 p.m. at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Virgilina Volunteer Fire Department or the Halifax County High School Athletic Club.

Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home is caring for the Bagbey family.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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