South Boston Obituaries

South Boston Obituaries

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  • Thursday Dec 6 | via 

    Worker killed by falling tree in Halifax; investigat...

    Police are seeking information on a Tuesday night shooting in South Boston after a 26-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, sending him to the hospital with non-life An Altavista man was killed in a timber accident Wednesday in western Halifax County while clearing a site near Kennon Lane between the Town of Halifax and Vernon Hill. Jeremiah L. Morrison, 29, of Altavista died when a tree fell on him, according to authorities.


  • Sunday Dec 2 | via 

    Farewell to 'Dr. V': Lacy Venable, former HCHS princ...

    Lacy M. Venable, longtime former principal of Halifax County High School, died Friday in his home area of the western North Carolina Piedmont after a long illness. He was 91 years old.


  • Nov 2, 2018 | via UPI 

    Second mobster suspected in James 'Whitey' Bulger's ...

    A second mobster has been connected to the death of organized crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger, who was fatally beaten in a West Virginia prison. Paul J. DeCologero, who belonged to the North Shore crime group, is now a suspect in Bulger's death along with Fotios "Freddy" Geas.


  • Oct 30, 2018 | via 

    ObituaryThe long and deadly career of James J. - Whi...

    James "Whitey" Bulger's life played out like any number of the violent Hollywood movies it spawned, reflecting a Boston that is no more, when bookmakers and gangsters peopled the taverns of the city's working-class neighborhoods; when the locals wouldn't dream of turning in the neighborhood hoodlum; when gangland murders were commonplace; and when the FBI was so hellbent on taking out the Mafia that it helped gangsters like Mr. Bulger kill rivals and rise to the top of the Boston underworld. Mr. Bulger, one of America's most manipulative criminals who eluded prosecution for decades because he was protected by corrupt FBI agents, was killed Tuesday in a federal prison in West Virginia.


  • Oct 30, 2018 | via The New York Times 

    Whitey Bulger Is Dead in Prison at 89; Long-Hunted B...

    James Bulger, the South Boston mobster and F.B.I. informer who was captured after 16 years on the run and finally brought to justice in 2013 for a murderous reign of terror that inspired books, films and a saga of Irish-American brotherhood and brutality, was found beaten to death on Tuesday in a West Virginia prison. He was 89. Two Federal Bureau of Prisons employees, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the information was not yet public, said Mr. Bulger was beaten unrecognizable by inmates on Monday shortly after he had arrived at the prison, the Hazelton federal penitentiary in Bruceton Mills, W.Va.