50 years later

Sid Young retires after half century of teaching, coaching

Gladys Trickey Salley

Gladys Trickey Salley, 95, of Halifax, died Sunday, April 19, 2020. She was born in Halifax County on May 14, 1924, daughter of the late Walter Thomas Trickey, Sr. and the late Lera Etta Morris Trickey. She was married to the late James Robert “Jim Bob” Salley and was a member of Dan River Baptist Church, where she was a […]

Virginia Parrish Davis

Virginia Parrish Davis, 94, of South Boston, died Monday, April 20, 2020. She was born in Johnson County, N.C. on July 18, 1925, daughter of the late Milliard Parrish and the late Dahlia Parrish. She was married to the late Columbus Colin Davis. She was a member of South Boston Church of God and she and her husband owned and […]

Mary Eubank Booth

Mary Eubank Booth, 77, of Clarksville, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020. She was born in Mecklenburg County on June 22, 1942, daughter of the late William Robert Eubank and the late Mary Glanville Bass Eubank. She was married to Doug MacArthur “Mac” Booth, who survives. Mary was a member of Gravel Hill Baptist Church, where she was a choir […]

David Earl Allred

David Earl “Jake” Allred, 72, husband of Joyce Moorefield Allred, of Lennig Road, Nathalie, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2020. He was born in Halifax County on Oct. 31, 1947 to the late Theodore Belt Allred and Josephine Crews Wright. Jake was retired from Old Dominion Insulation and was the union representative for the local 72. In addition to […]

Louise Reaves Bowes

Louise Reaves Bowes, 85, died Monday, April 20, 2020. She was born in Person County, N.C., Dec. 16, 1934 to the late Jessie and Nomie Solomon Reaves and was married to the late Fred Kent Bowes Sr. Louise loved traveling, yard sales and all the people she encountered. She was a cashier at the former Halifax Theater and a member […]

Julia Ernestine Mayo

Julia Ernestine Mayo, 72, widow of Gayle Mayo, died Friday, April 17, 2020. She was born in Memphis, Tenn., May 30, 1947 to the late Ernest L. Quidley and the late Bonnie S. Bearshers Humphries. Julia was retired from Halifax Regional Hospital. She is survived by a daughter, Mary C. Eastep of Garysburg, N.C.; son, Joseph F. Jones Jr. of […]

John W. Brewer

John W. Brewer, 82, of South Boston, died on Monday, April 20, 2020. He was born in Halifax County on April 25, 1937, son of the late John Will Brewer and Estelle Brandon Brewer. He was married to the late Alberta Lawson Brewer and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Mr. Brewer is survived by one son, Gregory Brewer […]

South Boston man still wondering about his grandmother

Two weeks ago, Ronnie Davis held a phone conversation with his 94-year-old grandmother, Virginia Davis, a resident of Sentara MeadowView Terrace in Clarksville. It would be the last call between them. Mrs. Davis died Monday afternoon in her room at the long-term care facility. Ronnie Davis, 60, also resides at MeadowView Terrace, receiving therapy there following surgery to amputate his […]

Hospital: Policies on family notification protect privacy, serve public health interest

Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital, responding to questions about the notification of family members of virus-related developments at its Clarksville nursing home, says its policies are guided by laws that protect patients and are consistent with standard public health practices. Joni Henderson, spokesperson for the local health system, responded to a query by this newspaper regarding comments made by Jan Harrison, […]