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William Arthur Scott Sr.

Mr. William Arthur Scott Sr. of Clover died Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Woodview Nursing Home. He was born July 4, 1927 in Charlotte County and was 87 years old.  

Hillard Marshall Sizemore

Hillard Marshall Sizemore, 85, of Buffalo Junction and the husband of Billie Marie Gregory Sizemore, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Halifax Regional Hospital. 

Doris Affal Newbill Jones

Mrs. Doris Affal Newbill Jones of South Boston died Monday, July 28, 2014, at her home.  She was born Oct. 3, 1930 in Halifax County and was 83 years old.  

She was the daughter of the late Eugene Earl “Shorty” Newbill and the late Elizabeth Priest Newbill and was married to the late Hurley Charlie Jones.

Mrs. Jones was a member of Union United Methodist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Affal Jones Crenshaw and husband Kenneth of South Boston, Velda Jones Guthrie and Terrie Jones Conner, both of Halifax; one son, Louie Dean Jones, of Vernon Hill; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Patsy Newbill Cole, of Cluster Springs.

One brother, Tommy Newbill, and one great-grandson, Justin E. Whitaker, also preceded Mrs. Jones in death.

Graveside memorial services will be held Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Union United Methodist Church cemetery with the Rev. Mary Tharpe officiating. 

The family will receive friends at her home, 1336 Jeffress St., South Boston.

In lieu of flowers, consider the Alzheimer’s Association, Southside Virginia Chapter, 6350 Center Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502.  

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.

Cecil Stover Reaves

Mr. Cecil Stover Reaves of Huell Matthews Hwy., South Boston passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Lynchburg General Hospital.  

Randolph Marshall Guthrie

The family and friends of Randolph Marshall Guthrie celebrated his life as they mourned his death on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at MCV in Richmond. 

Horace Vernon Murray

The Rev. Horace Vernon Murray, born March 15, 1930, passed into his heavenly home on July 25, 2014.  

Helen Whitt Sanford

Mrs. Helen Whitt Sanford, age 82, of 10168 Virgilina Road, Roxboro, North Carolina, died Thursday afternoon, July 24, 2014, at her home.

John Acree Allen Jr.

Mr. John Acree Allen Jr. of Halifax died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born Nov. 7, 1961 in Halifax, the son of the late John Acree Allen Sr. and Virginia Allen.

Zelma Newton Howerton

Mrs. Zelma Newton Howerton, a long-time resident of the Hyco Road community, passed away peacefully at The Woodview on July, 22, 2014, surrounded by family and friends.

George Washington Jr.

Mr. George Washington Jr.  of Nathalie passed away peacefully at MCV in Richmond on Monday, July 21, 2014, at the age of 64.