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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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Lucy Davis Watts

SoVaNow.com / November 15, 2012
Lucy Davis Watts of 103 Rose Hill Drive, South Boston died on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at the age of 94.

She was born in Halifax County on Jan. 12, 1918 to the late Henry Thomas Davis and the late Rose Phillips Davis, and was married to the late Harvie James Watts. Mrs. Watts was of the Baptist faith and she was a homemaker who dearly loved her family.

Survivors include one daughter, Diane Durkin and her husband, David of South Boston; a special niece, Cathy Ramsey and her husband, Herbert of Clarksville; three grandchildren, Kim Cheek and her husband, Frankie of Halifax, Randy Jones and his wife, LuAnne of South Boston, and Jason Jones and his wife, Cortney of Cerro Gordo, N.C.; and four great grandchildren, Trey Cheek, Savanna and Taylor Jones and Carson Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a sister, Susie Snow and five brothers, Walter, George, William, Shirley Ray and Milford Davis.

A funeral will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15, at Oak Ridge Cemetery, with Rev. Don Bryant officiating. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Diane Durkin, 604 Forest Dr., South Boston.

The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Halifax County Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Ave. South Boston, VA 24592

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