Ruff is a state senator representing parts of Halifax County. Contact him at Sen.Ruff@verizon.net, 434-374-5129 or P.O. Box 332, Clarksville, VA 23927.

You know, I used to think that northern Virginia was always last reporting their voting results because it was so highly populated. 

The Rev. Dr. Lowell M. McCown Sr. was born in South Boston on Oct. 24, 1937 and departed this life on Feb. 17, 2021. He was the youngest of six children born to Clarence Preston and Sallie Col…

Sebastian was born April 15, 1939 to the late Sebastian Sr. and Jennie Robin in the town of Ycloskey, Louisiana. He was the first-born son of 11 children. He passed to his rest on Saturday, Fe…

William Payne Guthrie, owner of Guthrie’s Hardware in Brookneal for 64 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.  

Former South Boston resident, Barbara Brisby Petty, died peacefully at her home in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 22, 2021, after a long illness at the age of 90. She was a retired high school phys…

Mrs. Hester Kirby Mosley of Mountain Road, Halifax, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at the age of 95. 

Hallie Dickinson Torian Owen, 81, of “Hyco Heights,” Alton, passed away Feb. 25, 2021. She was born in Virgilina on Jan. 13, 1940, daughter of the late Samuel Mason Torian Jr. and the late Ann…

H. Carson Douglas of Nathalie passed away Feb. 25, 2021. He was born in Lynchburg on Dec. 7, 1948 and was 72 years of age. He was the son of the late Hubert Coolidge Douglas and the late Pauli…

Mrs. Velma Q. Tidwell of South Boston passed away Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at her home. She was born March 26, 1951 in Coke and was 69 years old. She was the daughter of the late Charles L. Qui…