Halifax County schools lay off teachers, pull Pre-K out of Washington-Coleman

Six teachers and two paraprofessionals are getting pink slips from Halifax County Public Schools.

Cookies for the troops

Alphonso Dodson

Alphonso Dodson, 56, of Meherrin, entered eternal rest Sunday, April 10, 2011 at University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville. Mr. Dodson was born in Newark, N.J. July 19, 1954 to the late Alaska Dodson and Rosa Townes. He attended the schools of Mecklenburg County, and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. He was a former employee of West Point […]

Bertram Giles Gary

Bertram Giles Gary, 48, of Roselle N.J. entered eternal rest Wednesday April 6, 2011 at Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth, N.J. Mr. Gary was born in East Orange, N.J. to Dorothy M. and Eddie Gary. He attended Roselle Catholic and graduated from Abraham Clark High School. He also attended North Carolina Central, Durham, N.C. He was formerly employed as a cross-country truck […]

Richard Lynwood Nelson

Richard Lynwood Nelson, 42, died Monday, April 11, 2011 in Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill. Born Sept. 16, 1968 in Williamsburg, Richard proudly served his country from September 1989 until October 2009, retiring from the Navy and living in Beauford, S.C. before moving to Boydton. Mr. Nelson is survived by his children, Jacqueline Renee Nelson of Lacombe, La., Richard […]

George Lamar Poteat

George “Doc” Lamar Poteat, 85, husband of Ruth Flinn Poteat, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011 at his home. He was born May 23, 1925 in Spartanburg, S.C. to George Valentine and Lucy Siene Poteat. Doc served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and was retired from Burlington Industries where he worked for 30 years in […]

James Christopher Wright

James Christopher Wright, 92, of Chase City, entered eternal rest Wednesday April 6, 2011 at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg. Mr. Wright was born Dec. 25, 1918 in Chase City, to the late Hattie and Johnny Wright. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, trustee, bible school teacher, Sunday school teacher and choir member. […]

Mary Lee Parham Douglas

Mary Lee Parham Douglas, age 95, of Bracey, died Tuesday April 5, 2011 in Raleigh, N.C. A funeral was conducted on Saturday April 9, in Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory with interment to take place at Southlawn Memorial Park in Petersburg. Online condolences may be sent through www.crowderhitecrews.com

Monte C. Joshua

Monte C. Joshua, 62, of Red Oak, entered eternal rest Tuesday, April 5, 2011. A funeral was held Saturday, April 9. Burial followed in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Oak. Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Chase City. Online condolences may be expressed at www.harrisfhc.com

Billie Jack Umphers

Billie Jack Umphers, 63, of South Hill, died April 10, 2011. A funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Grace Baptist Temple in Blackstone with American Legion Post 79 Military Honors to follow the service. Interment will be in the Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia. Online condolences may be made through www.crowderhitecrews.com.