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Halifax County school board calendar committee expands to 18

The Halifax County School Board’s calendar committee — responsible for setting the daily schedule from the first day of school to the last — is getting larger.

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Comets finish strong behind Franklin in district match





William Derwood Hall / May 29, 2018

William Derwood Hall, husband of Shirley Tingen Hall, died Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the age of 88. He was born on May 11, 1930 in Halifax County, to the late Luther and Rosa Lee Hall. William was a U.S. Navy veteran. He retired in 1992 from Honeywell Corporation after 32 years of service.

In addition to his wife, William is survived by a son Derwood Wayne Hall, granddaughter Ryleigh Hall and a brother Garnett Hall. Also surviving is a step-son James Edward Wiles and step-grandchildren Quinci A. Wiles and Alyssa C. Wiles.

William was preceded in death by his first wife, Pearlie Elliott Hall and his siblings, Leroy Hall, Junior Hall and Virginia Watts.

A funeral was held Saturday, May 26 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home with Rev. James McAllister conducted the service. Burial was in Virgilina Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. A reception followed.

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Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

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