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Obituary-Alice Allen Moore

Alice Allen Moore died February 7, 2015, in Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg, VA.  She was born February 11, 1926 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.  She was employed at Emporia Manufacture Company which later became Miller Homes in Emporia, VA for many years.  She was a life-time member of Calvary Baptist Church all her life where she taught children’s Sunday school for 40 years and was active in GAs, WMU and Senior Circle.

She is survived by one daughter, Ann Moore Connell and husband, Carl Connell, two grandchildren, Andrew Connell and Lesley Nunn and husband Patrick Nunn, three great grandchildren, Drew Connell, Harper Nunn and Van Walker Nunn.  Four sisters Margaret Watson, Jeannette McArdle, Joyce Majer, Martha Harris and one brother Eddie Allen.

She was predeceased by her husband of 37 years Ira Moore, her parents, Frank and Lucy Allen, one brother  Frank Allen, Jr., three sisters Lois Taylor, Eleanor Stone and Peggy Myrick.

Remains rest at Echols Funeral Home, Emporia, where family will receive friends on Monday, February 9 from 5 to 7 pm.  Funeral services will be held 3 pm Tuesday, February 10 at Echols Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Emporia Cemetery.  Family suggest contributions be made to Calvary Baptist Church or Greensville Rescue Squad.

Pallbearers:  Carl Connell, Andrew Connell, Brian Allen, Rick Watson, John Watson and Troy Watson.


Richmond, Va.—Virginia Organizing State Governing Board member Denise Smith responded to the Virginia House of Delegates proposal to include funding for “healthcare safety net” programs in the state budget today:
“This ridiculous non-solution to health care is a shame and a disgrace to all Virginians. About 400,000 hard-working Virginians need health care and are already paying for it with their federal tax dollars. The House of Delegates is proposing these same people pay with their state tax dollars to fund free clinics instead. I know from experience that free clinics only cover limited circumstances, and do not always cover necessary treatments. Free clinics are great, but they are not a substitute for primary care and health insurance. Virginians need real, quality, affordable health care. Virginians need Medicaid expansion, not a Band-Aid solution to real problems.
“Does the House of Delegates think Virginians won’t recognize that they are proposing we pay twice—once at the state level and once at the federal level—and still not even cover the 400,000 Virginians that would qualify for expansion? Do they really think that throwing extra Virginian tax dollars at free clinics will solve the problem of working people not having access to affordable health insurance?
“Virginia Organizing calls on the Virginia General Assembly to reject this terrible, incomprehensive plan and expand Medicaid for the working Virginians who are doing everything right, but being let down by political posturing against Obamacare.”


(EMPORIA, VA) – Latoya Vaughan has been named the Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center (SVRMC) Employee of the Month for January 2015.  Ms. Vaughan, who has been employed at SVRMC since March 2011, is Lead Pharmacy Tech. in the SVRMC Pharmacy. 

Employees are nominated for demonstrating excellence in one of ten Standards of Behavior highlighted during that month.  The highlighted Standard of the Month for January was Commitment to Co-workers.  Ms. Vaughan was nominated by SVRMC’s Pharmacy Director and a pharmacy co-worker who wrote, “Latoya relentlessly demonstrates an exceptional work ethic.  If something needs to be done and she is aware, she either does it or assigns it to someone. She is always smiling and laughing while maintaining a work appropriate attitude.  Latoya is very knowledgeable about the pharmacy and its role throughout the hospital making her a huge asset to the team.  She can be called the “Go-To” lady.  She shows commitment by demonstrating leadership in teaching, checking, and supporting the team. She has the ability to work with everyone in the facility with an even tempered, professional attitude. Latoya quietly goes the extra mile to make a difference and to make the department more efficient.  She is largely responsible for the development of the most effective pharmacy tech team SVRMC has ever had.”

As SVRMC’s January’s Employee of the Month, Ms. Vaughan received a certificate, balloons, cookies to share with her co-workers in the Pharmacy, a cash prize and a chance to be selected as SVRMC’s 2015 Employee of the Year.


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