Send news tips, story ideas and advertising questions to

Emporia News is best read in LANDSCAPE view on Mobile Devices. Please rotate your phone or tablet.

Current Weather Conditions

Seven Day Forecast for Emporia, Virginia

Community Calendar Sponsored By...


Laura R. Poarch

October 12, 1929 - November 22, 2019


Visitation Services

6-8 p.m. Monday, November 25

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road
Jarratt, Virginia

2 p.m. Tuesday, November 26

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road

Jarratt, Virginia

Laura R. Poarch, 90, of Stony Creek, passed away Friday, November 22, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce A. Poarch; daughter, Brenda Poarch Ozmar and two sisters, Katie Potts and Ella Lewallen.

Mrs. Poarch is survived by two daughters, Jean Poarch Tucker (Dennis) and Kathy Poarch Harrell (Melvin); four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; brother, Gilbert Rawlings (Martha) and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday, November 25 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 26. Interment will follow at Poarch Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Purdy Baptist Church Sanctuary Building Project, 186 Smokey Ordinary Rd, Emporia, Virginia 23847.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Emporia News

Stories on are be searchable, using the box above. All new stories will be tagged with the date (format YYYY-M-D or 2013-1-1) and the names of persons, places, institutions, etc. mentioned in the article. This database feature will make it easier for those people wishing to find and re-read an article.  For anyone wishing to view previous day's pages, you may click on the "Previous Day's Pages" link in the menu at the top of the page, or search by date (YYYY-M-D format) using the box above.

Comment Policy:  When an article or poll is open for comments feel free to leave one.  Please remember to be respectful when you comment (no foul or hateful language, no racial slurs, etc) and keep our comments safe for work and children. Comments are moderated and comments that contain explicit or hateful words will be deleted.  IP addresses are tracked for comments. serves Emporia and Greensville County, Virginia and the surrounding area
and is provided as a community service by the Advertisers and Sponsors.
All material on is copyright 2005-2019 is powered by Drupal and based on the ThemeBrain Sirate Theme.

Submit Your Story!

Emporia News welcomes your submissions!  You may submit articles, announcements, school or sports information or community calendar events via e-mail on 

Contact us at is hosted as a community Service by Telpage.  Visit their website at or call (434)634-5100 (NOTICE: Telpage cannot help you with questions about Emporia New nor does Teplage have any input the content of Emporia News.  Please use the e-mail address above if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the content on Emporia News.)