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Kickoff set Saturday for Barn Quilt Trail

The Halifax County Barn Quilt Trail will kick off its celebration Saturday, at 9 a.m. at the Halifax Farmers Market. There will be an information table at the market where…

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Shirley Jean Marander Beatty / April 12, 2018

Shirley Jean Marander Beatty, 88, died Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Commonwealth Senior Living in Danville. Mrs. Beatty was a long time resident of South Boston.

Shirley was born in Seattle, Wash. in 1929 to William and Leta Marander and married in 1951 in Redding, California. Shirley, Neal and Craig relocated to South Boston in 1960. Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be fondly remembered for her vibrant and colorful personality, her compassion and love of her furry friends and her spontaneous and delightfully contagious sense of humor.

She is survived by her son, Craig Beatty of Danville, her daughter Karen Beatty Wallis, of Chantilly, her daughter-in-law, Pam Davis Beatty of Danville, her son-in-law, Robert Wallis, of Chantilly, as well as her grandchildren, Brian and Hailey Wallis, of Chantilly.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Neal Beatty, of South Boston, and her two younger sisters, Colleen Marander Langford and Bonnie Marander Cooper.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 515 Yancey Avenue, South Boston, followed by a celebration of life reception in the parish hall.

Memorials may be directed to Lake Country SPCA,

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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