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Local Bar leads Food Frenzy

The Halifax County Bar Association has been named one of the winners of the 2014 Legal Food Frenzy competition sponsored by the Feedmore Central Virginia Food Bank, a charitable organization…

Possession of fire bomb charged to South Boston man

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Official football practice begins tomorrow for local high schools

Park View and Bluestone will begin full football practice schedules Thursday and both schools have been conducting conditioning sessions during the off-season to better prepare their players.

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Willie Cyrus Hill Sr.

SoVaNow.com / March 28, 2013
Willie Cyrus Hill Sr. (affectionately known as “Willie Sims”) of Gloucester, formerly of Halifax County, died on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at his residence at the age of 81. He was born in Halifax County on Nov. 16, 1931, son of the late Joe Hill and Rosa Belle Moore Hill. He was married to Betty Tidwell Hill and was formerly employed by the County of Halifax.

Mr. Hill is survived by his wife of 23 years, Betty T. Hill; four children, Willie Hill Jr. and fiancé Jennea Green, Edmond Malechek Jr. and wife Betsy, Heather Adams and husband Dantavius, and Crystal Malechek and fiancé, Richard Patrick; 11 grandchildren, including the devoted Devin Adams; one great-grandchild; three sisters: Virginia Womack, Janie Hill and Dorothy Ballard, all of Trenton, NJ; two brothers, Edward Hill and Leroy Hill, both of Trenton, N.J., and a host of nieces, nephews including the devoted Katrina Harris, Mary A. Harris, Ras T. Harris and Charlie W. Harris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters: Anna Belle Harris, Mildred Jackson and Thelma McWorther; and three brothers, Robert, David and Junior Hill.

A funeral will be held Friday, March 29 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant C.M.E. Church with Rev. Evon Bush officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at 1130 Wilson Memorial Trail, Vernon Hill. In lieu of flower arrangements, please consider memorial donations to the family c/o Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 N. Main Street, South Boston..

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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