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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





Rosemary Pena Ramirez / December 18, 2017

Rosemary Pena Ramirez of Vernon Hill died Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Jan. 21, 1940 and was 77 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Al Pena and the late Emma Miranda Pena and was married to Henry Emilio Ramirez who survives.

She was a member of Deliverance Tabernacle and Union Grove CME.

In addition to her husband she is survived by three daughters, Cynthia Rendon (Daniel Cashmar) of Bohemia, N.Y., Carole Rendon (Chisholm) of South Boston and Dawn Ramirez of Alton, two sons, Michael Rendon of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Richard Rendon (Heidi) of Lindenhurst, N.Y.; two brothers, William Pena (Celeste) of Selden, N.Y., and Albert Pena of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Gloria Pena of Smithtown, N.Y., and Carole Pena of Charlotte, N.C.; 20 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

For memorials please consider Sentara Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

Online condolences may be directed to
Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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