Bob Franck

Bob Franck, 77, of Virginia Beach, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Born Aug. 19, 1939 to Charles and Agnes Franck in Charlotte, N.C., Bob was an SAE at Auburn University and a graduate of Peabody College. He was a longtime resident of Halifax where he worked for Tultex and in Martinsville, where he owned and operated Workforce Temporary Services. Upon […]

Pauline Williams Giebner

Pauline Williams Giebner of Halifax died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. She was born in Pittsylvania County on May 29, 1923 and was 93 years old. She was the daughter of the late Philip Douglas Williams and the late Ola Ramsey Carter and was married to the late Charles Otto Giebner. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Mrs. Giebner […]

Melvin Lee Stevens Sr.

Melvin Lee Stevens Sr. of Halifax died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. He was born in Halifax County on Nov. 14, 1941 and was 74 years of age. He was he son of the late Clyde Odell Stevens and the late Louise Holt Stevens and was married to Cheryl Crews Stevens who survives. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church […]

Marie Logan Chappell

Marie Logan Chappell, formerly of Halifax County, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 in Palm Harbor, Fla., at the age of 78. She was born in Halifax County on Dec. 30, 1937 to the late Mr. Will Logan and Mrs. Beatrice Petty Logan, and was a member of County Line Baptist Church. Mrs. Chappell is survived by two sons, Edward Lee […]

Spencer Alton Crawford

STANLEY, NC – Spencer Alton Crawford, 75, of 5507 Green Road, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at his daughter’s home in Stanley. A native of Long Beach, Calif., he was the son of the late Jack and Frances Crawford. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired as an industrial photographer. Surviving are his daughter, Crystal McBride and husband […]

Mary Catherine Mitchell Haymes

Mary Catherine Mitchell Haymes, 81, of East Hyco Road, South Boston died on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. She was born Aug. 26, 1935 in Halifax County, a daughter of the late Charlie Mitchell and Marguerite Lassiter Mitchell Watkins. She was married to the late James Squire Haymes and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Haymes is survived […]

Catherine Patty Eastwood Dalton

Catherine Patty Eastwood Dalton, 90, of South Boston died Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. She was born in Halifax County on Dec. 29, 1925, a daughter of the late Letcher Benjamin Eastwood and the late Annie Green Collie Eastwood. She was married to the late Lloyd L. Dalton. She was a member of Arbor Baptist Church, where she was the oldest […]

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Man driving stolen truck dies after police chase ends with crash

A 46 year old South Boston man, Danny Gene Franklin, died at the scene of a crash Sunday night on US 501 outside of Virgilina after leading police on a high speed chase in a stolen vehicle. According to police reports, Virginia State Trooper J.A. Williamson attempted to make a traffic stop on Franklin near the intersection of State Route […]