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Mecklenburg trustees tap interim school superintendent

Trustees on the Mecklenburg County School Board named Dr. Janet C. Crawley as part-time temporary interim Superintendent of Schools at a special meeting Thursday night, June 25. Crawley, who takes…

Black bear cub makes escape through South Boston

Residents of Traver Avenue in South Boston received a furry bundle of excitement early Thursday afternoon — a small black bear cub that scampered down the street, headed for the…

Charleston murders spur change, debate – and no more Conferederate flag making in town

Responding to national uproar in the wake of last week’s mass murder at a Charleston, S.C. African-American church, Annin Flagmakers announced Tuesday that it will stop producing and selling Confederate…

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William James Torian

SoVaNow.com / November 08, 2012
William James Torian, 60, of Alderson Avenue, South Boston, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at his home. He was born in Halifax County on Aug. 28, 1952, a son of Mary Morris Torian and John Lonnie Torian. He received his formal education in the public schools of Newark, N.J.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by four sisters, Edith Barksdale of St. Louis, Mo., Shelia Torian and Najah Wakleehan, both of South Boston, Hallie Torian of East Orange, N.J., two brothers, John Torian and wife Virginia of South Boston and Thomas Torian of Irvington, N.J., other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held Thursday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home with Rev. Samuel Barksdale and Rev. George Gorman officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1911 Alderson Avenue, South Boston. Public viewing one hour prior to service.
Funeral arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 N. Main Street, South Boston.

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