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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





Sara Vernon Solomon / April 21, 2011
Sara Vernon Solomon, 94, of 1125 Solomon Road, Alton died April 19, 2011 at her home. She was born Jan. 29, 1917 in Halifax County, daughter of the late Trogie Lee Vernon and Glennie Mise Vernon. She was married to the late Richard Frederick Solomon, a member of First Cross Roads Baptist Church, and a retired LPN and homemaker.

She is survived by a daughter, Sara Faye Solomon Gosney and husband Wallace of Alton; sisters, Lillian V. Gammon of Danville and Evelyn V. McDowell of South Boston; brother, John Vernon of South Boston; three step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Florence V. Cole, brothers Robert Vernon and Alvin Vernon, a sister, Margaret V. Solomon, a step-granddaughter and a step-great-grandson.

A funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at First Cross Roads Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Ward officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home.

Memorials may be directed to Turbeville Volunteer Fire Department, 1002 Melon Road, South Boston, VA 24592 or First Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1122 Melon Road, South Boston, VA 24592.

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