Christine Davis Adcock

Christine Davis Adcock died Dec. 9, 2011 at her home. She was born on Nov. 10, 1924 in Mecklenburg County, to the late Hamilton Lawson and Rosa Velt Overby Davis. Christine attended Clarksville High School and worked for the American Tobacco Company and Russell Stover Candy Company. Christine was the widow of Rommie Lee “Bee” Adcock. She is survived by […]

Wallace Colin Piercy

Wallace Colin Piercy, 79, of LaCrosse, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. A funeral was conducted Monday at Crowder-Hite-Crews. Funeral Home and Crematory with interment in La Crosse Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to www.crowderhitecrews.com

Robert Lee Elliott Jr.

Robert Lee “Bob” Elliott Jr., 81, husband of Jennie Gillispie Elliott, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at Halifax Regional Hospital. Bob was born August 29, 1930 in Richmond, to the late Robert Lee Elliott Sr. and Eugenia Baldwin Elliott. He was a retired insurance broker. In addition to his wife, Mr. Elliott is survived by his son, Tony Elliott […]

Virginia Hope Roberts

Virginia Hope Roberts of Midlothian, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. The funeral will be private. Online condolences may be sent through www.crowderhitecrews.com.

Rutherford Edwin Bridges

Rutherford Edwin Bridges, age 91 of Brodnax, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. A graveside memorial service was conducted Monday in Woodlawn Cemetery in Chase City. Online condolences may be sent to www.crowderfhitecrews.com.

Anthony John Gage Jr.

Anthony John “Tony” Gage, Jr., age 64 of South Hill, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. A graveside service was conducted Saturday at Crestview Memorial Park with Pastor Michael Clifford officiating. Online condolences may be sent to www.crowderfhitecrews.com.

Alice Frelker Sirrocco

Alice Frelker Sirrocco, age 94 of La Crosse, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 in Hagerstown, Md. A funeral was conducted Saturday at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory with interment in La Crosse Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to www.crowderhitecrews.com.

Jerry Lester Cantley

Jerry Lester Cantley, age 77, of South Hill died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. A graveside service was conducted Friday at Woodland Cemetery in Chase City with entombment to follow. Online condolences may be sent through www.crowderhitecrews.com.

Mary Jones Watson

Mary Jones Watson, 44, of South Hill, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cannan Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences may be sent through www.crowderhitecrews.com

Ironclad in its time, MCC faces its own death penalty

Built in 1976, the Mecklenburg Correctional Center [MCC] is currently a special purpose institution [reception and classification facility] near Boydton, housing just under 700 inmates. It is the initial stop for prisoners coming into the Corrections system from the local jails. The newly convicted are housed at MCC awaiting classification based on their security risk before being shipped out to other prisons in the system.