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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





Rosetta Harris Day / November 21, 2017
Rosetta Harris Day died Tuesday Nov. 7, 2017 at the home of her son George Guthrie. She was born in Mecklenburg County on Jan. 10,1924 to the late Tommy and Edna Garner. Rosetta was educated in the Mecklenburg County, Public School System. She was a kind, hardworking and a good southern cook.

Her hobbies were cooking, flowers and working in the yard. At an early age she joined Cherry Hill Baptist Church. She relocated to Arlington. and joined Macedonia Baptist Church. She married Willie Day who preceded her in death. Rosetta relocated back home in the 1990’s and joined New Liberty Baptist Church where she remained until her demise.

Rosetta is survived by her children: George W. Guthrie Sr. (Rosetta), Clyde Harris, Roy Garner (Toni), sisters Julia Simmons, Ruther Garner, 37 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, 45 great-great grandchildren and a host of the other family and friends.

A graveside service was held Saturday Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. in the New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family would like to express sincere appreciation for all acts of kindness and gestures of the love rendered during our time of loss. The comfort you gave will remain a precious memory.

Carter’s Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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