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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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Virginia Ellen Francis Butler

SoVaNow.com / January 28, 2013
Virginia Ellen Francis Butler, 93, of Halifax, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born in Halifax County on Oct. 14, 1919, daughter of the late Eugene A. (Eutie) Francis and Mary Ellen (Molly) Rutledge Francis. She was married to the late John Henry Butler, attended Revelation Baptist Church and was a member of Fork Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son, Raymond Davis Butler and his wife Terry of South Boston; grandchildren, Karen Butler, Ray Butler and wife Jamie, Nicholas Butler; step-grandchildren, Mary Beth Cannon and husband John, Jennifer Forbes and husband Dickee, Amy Barker and husband Craig; three great-grandchildren, ten step-great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by six sisters, seven brothers and a daughter-in-law, Joy Brogden Butler.

A funeral was held Saturday, Jan. 26, at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Coghill and Rev. Kenneth Williams officiating. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery, Scottsburg.

Online condolences may be directed to http://www.powellfunerals.com.

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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