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January 4, 2017

Thelma Woolfolk Halsey, 74, of 1017 Lincoln Avenue died Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at the Brian Center Nursing Home in LowMoor. Mrs. Halsey was born March 21, 1942, in Alleghany County a daughter of the late Lawrence W. Woolfolk and Hazel Church Woolfolk Childress. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Husband, Emmanuel Halsey, Sr. in 1968, a granddaughter, Cheryl Janee Parris, in 2013, and her special friend, Milton Helton, Sr. Mrs. Halsey had attended the former Jeter Watson High School. She had retired from the Covington School Board after many years as a custodial engineer at Covington High School. She was a longtime member of Pine Street Baptist Church where she had served as a Loyal Daughter of the church and as an Usher. Surviving are two Daughters, Linda Halsey of Brooklyn, NY, and Brenda Tyler of San Antonio, TX; one Son, Emmanuel Halsey, Jr., of Roanoke; her daughter-in-law, Wendy Halsey, of Roanoke; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three "adopted sisters", Letha Smith and Althea Rose, both of Covington and Karen Sampson of Brooklyn, NY; three "adopted brothers", Lawrence Sampson of McDonough, GA, and John Sampson and James Sampson both of Shreveport,LA. The funeral service will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 1:00 PM in the Pine Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Thomas Harper officiating. Interment will be made in Cedar Hill Cemetery. The family will receive their friends Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Arritt Funeral Home. Cemetery Information Saturday, January 14, 2017 Cedar Hill Cemetery 1521 S. Carpenter Dr. Covington,VA - 24426 Visition Friday, January 13, 2017 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
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