The News & Record
South Boston News & Record
and Mecklenburg Sun
Home   •   News   •   Sports   •   Classifieds   •   Community   •   Health   •   Entertainment   •   Obituaries   •   Opinions   •   Weather
Advertising | Contact | Register
Advanced Search

Death of Emma Layne confirmed; police seek leads in Cody homicide case

With grim news, family turns attention to quest for justice

New solar project in Clays Mill goes public

Community meeting draws residents in search of details

Celebrating the legacy of Dr. King


Park View slams ‘Dogs in renewal of rivalry

See-saw battle between familiar foes brings Lawrenceville crowd to its feet





Stuart Otha Maxwell / November 30, 2017

Stuart Otha Maxwell, 68, of South Boston, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. He was born in Athens, Ga., on June 27, 1949, a son of the late Willie Lee Maxwell and Julia M. O’Dell and he was married to Suzan A. Maxwell. A great love of his life was University of Georgia football. He was a member of First Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Philos Bible Study Class, member of American Legion, Sports Hall of Fame, and a former United States Naval Aviator. He graduated from University of Georgia, where he received his B.A. in Political Science.

Mr. Maxwell is survived by his wife, Suzan A. Maxwell of South Boston; his brother, William Maxwell and wife Dee Dee of Charlotte, N.C., his sister, Kitty M. Godsey of Mechanicsville; brother-in-law, William T. Allen and wife Patricia of Powder Springs, Ga., nieces and nephew, Molly Toman Simmons and husband Gus, Emmy Nelson and husband Dan, Michael Toman and wife Caralyn, Marty Catherine Maxwell Platt and husband Adam, Jane Maxwell Finch and husband Greg, Ann Taylor Maxwell and his faithful four-legged friends Maggie and Margo.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Lynn Maxwell Toman, nephew, Jason Corbett Collins, brother-in-law, Roy Godsey and four-legged friend, Stretch.

A funeral was held Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Dr. Bob Ballance officiating.

Memorials may be directed to the Halifax County Humane Society, P.O. Box 696, South Boston, VA 24592 or First Baptist Church, 815 North Main Street, South Boston, VA 24592.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

Advertising Flyer

Find out how you can reach more customers by advertising with The News & Record and The Mecklenburg Sun -- in print and online.