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Bobbie Howard Taylor

Mrs. Bobbie Howard Taylor of South Boston died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born in Halifax County on March 30, 1932 and was 81 years of age. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Craddock Howard and Gladys Younger Howard. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John G. Taylor Jr.

Linwood Lorenzo Dixon

Mr. Linwood Lorenzo Dixon of Stovall Trail, Halifax passed peacefully Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 78.

Otis Clifton Landrum Jr.

Mr. Otis Clifton Landrum Jr. of Virgilina died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Lynchburg General Hospital.  He was born in Halifax County, Feb. 4, 1964 and was 50 years of age.  He was the son of the late Otis Clifton Landrum Sr. and is survived by his mother, Bonnie Mills Shotwell, and husband Alfred.

William ‘Tad’ Cosby Lowery

William “Tad” Cosby Lowery, 80, of Lynchburg passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Virginia Baptist Hospital. He was the husband of the late Gladys Satterfield Lowery.

Deems Melvin Jr.

Deems Melvin Jr., 83, of Lynchburg, went home to be with his Lord, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. He was the devoted husband of Gracie Hughes Melvin. Born April 12, 1930 in Roseboro, N.C. to the late Deems Melvin Sr. and the late Annie Melvin, he was preceded in death by a sister, Janie Bell Johnson and a brother, Lee Dell Melvin. 

Clevie Amerson Cole

Mrs. Clevie Amerson Cole of Scottsburg died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born in Darlington County, S.C. Sept. 7, 1941 and was 72 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Gray Lewis Amerson and Mary Lucille Watford Amerson and is survived by her husband Henry Oscar Cole.

Lawrence Edward ‘Ed’ Spahr

Lawrence Edward “Ed” Spahr, 77, of Travelers Rest, S.C., husband of the late Patricia Patterson Spahr, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at his home. 

Frankie Bohannon Overby

Mr. Frankie Bohannon Overby of 691 Sapling Branch Road, Timberlake, N.C. died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at the age of 75. He was born in Mecklenburg County on Aug. 14, 1938 to the late William Henry “Hunt” Overby and the late Sissy Ivy Overby. Mr. Overby was a retired doffer for Burlington Industries and a member of Nelson Baptist Church.

Nellie Pratt Mangrum Barley

Mrs. Nellie Pratt Mangrum Barley of Webster Street, South Boston died Monday, Feb. 10, at her residence at the age of 79.

Nellie Phillips Gilliam

Nellie Phillips Gilliam, 85, of Lynchburg passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Lynchburg General Hospital.