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Spirits of the past

In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.

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12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…

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Stephen Earl Garner

SoVaNow.com / January 08, 2013
Stephen Earl Garner, 49, of Skipwith, died Dec. 31, 2012.

He was retired from R. O. Harrell Trucking, Inc. and a member of New Life Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Garner and his stepfather, Cohen Johnson. Stevie lived life to the fullest and was most happy riding his Harley-Davidson.

He is survived by his fiancée, Sharon Elliott, mother, Barbara Johnson of Skipwith, son, Jason Garner of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., sister, Debbie Gosney of LaCrosse, brothers, Joey Johnson of Radford, Dickie Johnson of Sandston, Mike Johnson of Chase City, step daughter, Destiny Cohen of Roanoke Rapids.  

Services were held Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mecklenburg County Cancer Association, PO Box 383, South Hill, VA 23970.

Wood Funeral Service, Chase City, is serving the family.

Condolences may be expressed at http://www.woodfuneralservice.com

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