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Wayward bear causes accident

Bob Cage, renowned artist, athlete and tobacconist, dies

Robert F. "Bob" Cage, a Halifax native, was known for his achievements in an array of fields that he pursued with customary passion.

Latest effort to oust Thornton fails

The superintendent lost the support of a longtime backer, board chairman Robert Puryear

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Comets prove cynics wrong

There might have been some cynics wondering about the direction of the Halifax County High School varsity boys’ basketball team before last winter.

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Ada Jane Sydnor Barksdale

SoVaNow.com / November 26, 2012
Ada Jane Sydnor Barksdale, 74, of 1036 Carr Lane, Halifax died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at The Woodview. Ms. Barksdale was born in Halifax County on March 28, 1938 to the late Winston Sydnor and Florene Jennings Sydnor. She was married to the late June Barksdale and was a member of Traynham Grove Baptist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Rosa Carden and Sherry Kingsberry, both of Halifax and Wanda Fallen of South Boston; two sons, Michael Barksdale and Morgan Barksdale and wife, Patsy, all of Halifax; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Willie Sydnor and wife Rosa of Alexandra and Carl Sydnor of Halifax; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted Patricia Powell. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Barksdale was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Byrd and Jean Stephens, two brothers, Herman Sydnor and Winston Sydnor Jr. and two great-grandchildren, Tykeria Saunders and Gerren Walton Jr.

A funeral was hel Saturday, Nov. 24 at Traynham Grove Baptist Church with Rev. William Keen officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, North Main Street, South Boston.

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