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Service set Friday for late Councilman Billy Clarke

Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in Route 501 hit-and-run

Virginia State Police are investigating a Friday morning hit-and-run in northern Halifax County at the Staunton River and Campbell County line that sent a pedestrian to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.…

Remains of Emma Compton Layne identified; leads sought in homicide

Human remains found in the Nathalie area in November have been positively identified as those of Emma Compton Layne of Cody, who has been missing since June 20, 2017.


One Dixie for all

Scottsburg merges with Halifax County Dixie Youth to form one countywide league





William Lewis Paxton Sr. / December 11, 2017

William Lewis “Billy” Paxton Sr., 71, of Scottsburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. He was born in Covington on Aug. 25, 1946, son of the late William Lewis Paxton and Margaret Childress Paxton Williams and stepfather, Flave Alexander Williams. He was married to the late Shirley Martin Paxton and was a member of Clover Church of God of Prophecy.

Mr. Paxton is survived by one son, William Lewis Paxton Jr. (Elizabeth) of Scottsburg; stepsister, Patsy Owen (Hagood) of Halifax; stepbrothers, Johnnie Mack Williams (Carrie) of Scottsburg, Flave “Rooster” Williams (Nedra) of Tampa, FL and one grandson, Andrew Lewis Paxton.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Charlotte Paxton.

A funeral was held Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at Clover Church of God of Prophecy with Rev. Barbara Gravely officiating. Burial followed in Clover Cemetery. The family received friends at the church prior to service.

Memorials may be directed to Clover Church of God Elevator Fund, 9020 J.D. Hagood Hwy., Scottsburg, VA 24589.

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Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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