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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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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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Georgia Brann Yancey

SoVaNow.com / February 28, 2013
Georgia Brann Yancey of 1111 Red Bank Road, Virgilina, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at the age of 76. She was born in Halifax County on July 27, 1936 to the late Henry Howard Smith and the late Dexter Elliott Smith and was married to the late Rufus Anderson Yancey. Mrs. Yancey was a member of Aarons Creek Baptist Church and was a farmer.

Survivors include three daughters, Gail Y. West and husband, Bob of Clarksville, Ginger Y. Groover and husband, Richard of Calabash, N.C., Yvette Y. Rice and husband, Wendell of Roxboro, N.C., one son, Andy Yancey of Virgilina; six grandchildren, Virgil Sehen, Chastity Wilson, Dexter Snow, Cody Snow, Mikaela Rice, Miranda Rice; and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

A funeral will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, at 3 p.m. at Aarons Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Joe McDowell and Rev. Norman Talley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends at Brooks Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 6:30-8 p.m. and at other times at her home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in care of Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., 115 Main St., South Boston, VA 24592.

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