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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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Tyree James Oliver Sr.

SoVaNow.com / July 02, 2013


Tyree James Oliver Sr. entered eternal rest on Saturday June 29, 2013 at Woodview Nursing Home.

He was born on Sept. 24, 1947 in Farmville, to the late Walter and Annie Venable Oliver. At an early age he accepted Christ as his personal savior and joined The Rocky Mount Baptist Church where he remained a member until death. He worked as a farmer and machine operator for Burlington Industries for 25 years. He was a kind-hearted person and didn’t mind helping others. Tyree loved being outsider fishing and gardening. Tyree was joined in holy matrimony to his wife of 39 years Dora Lee Hicks.

He leaves to cherish his memories a wife Dora Oliver, two daughters Jennifer and Laura Oliver of Clarksville, one son Tyree Oliver, Jr. of Skipwith, two brothers Thomas Oliver and Bobby Oliver (Rebecca), one sister Barbara Oliver all of Clarksville and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held Friday July 5, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Carter’s Funeral Home.

Carter’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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