Lucille Slagle Taylor

January 27, 1927 - August 19, 2020

Lucille Slagle Taylor, age 93, passed away August 19, 2020 while in the care of Greensville Health and Rehabilitation. She was preceded in death by her husband Irvin Taylor. She is survived by her daughter, Romine Braswell and husband Dennis; son J.H. Taylor and wife Delia; granddaughters Candy Gordon and husband, Keith and Alison Phillips and husband, David; great-granddaughter Caitlyn Gordon and great-grandsons Barker and Taylor Phillips.  She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Henry Slagle, and was also preceded in death by brothers Andrew Slagle, Lawrence Slagle, David Slagle and Parker Slagle, and sisters Mildred Prince, Helen Prince, and Mable Loftis. She is survived by sisters Edna Newsome, Marion Wright, Nell Prince, Lorine Bradley, and Lily Ruth Mitchell as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service officiated by Pastor Larry Walczykowski will be held at Greensville Memorial Cemetary on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 11 am for immediate family.  Any monetary contributions can be made in her memory to Word of Life Assembly of God, 707 Brunswick Avenue, Emporia, VA 23847. 

Online condolences may be left at echolsfuneralhome.com.


Five Reasons to Use "My Social Security"

By Jacqueline Weisgarber, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Richmond, Virginia

There are countless reasons why you can benefit from using your personal my Social Security account.  Here are five that highlight why opening an account today can help you and the people you love.

Saving you time

There’s no need to leave your home when using the features of my Social Security.  You may think you need to speak with a Social Security representative to check your application status, set up or change direct deposit, or request a replacement Social Security card.  All you have to do is log in or create an account at www.ssa.gov/myaccount.  


When you open an account, it prevents someone else from possibly creating an account in your name.   And, we use the two-step authentication to verify you are the one logging in to your account.  Your personal information is very important to us.  You can access your personal information safely and securely using my Social Security


Did you know you can see your entire work history with your personal my Social Security account?  This allows you to verify if your employers reported your earnings to us correctly.   This is very important.  Accurate wage reporting will ensure you get the benefits you earned when you begin receiving benefits.

Planning for your Future

Retirement planning is essential for a secure future.  The Retirement Calculator lets you enter the age or date when you expect to begin receiving benefits to generate an estimated benefit amount. If you enter your estimated future salary amount, that will be included when calculating the estimated benefit amount.   You can also view your estimated disability benefit on the Estimate Benefits page.


A personal my Social Security account gives you the control to conduct your Social Security business wherever and whenever you want without needing to speak with a representative.  You can check the status of your claim, get an instant proof of benefits letter or copy of your SSA-1099, and more. And people in most states can request a replacement Social Security card.  Check out www.ssa.gov/myaccountand put yourself in control.

SBA Veterans Small Business Advisory Committees to Host Virtual Public Meetings Sept. 2 and 3


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development (IATF) and Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs (ACVBA) will hold virtual public meetings on Sept. 2 and 3 respectively via Microsoft Teams.

“Now more than ever, it is critical for our veteran small business advisory committees to discuss challenges faced by the veteran small business community and how we can expand the resources available to them,” said Larry Stubblefield, Associate Administrator for the Office of Veterans Business Development. “We look forward to hosting our committee meetings virtually, supporting and advocating for this important and underserved population.”

The IATF will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EDT) via this Microsoft Teams meeting link.

The ACVBA will meet on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EDT). The meeting will be two separate sessions with a lunch break in between.

  • Part 1 (morning session) – 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. EDT – Meeting link
  • Part 2 (afternoon session) – 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT– Meeting link.

Public comments and questions are strongly encouraged to be submitted in advance by Aug. 28 to veteransbusiness@sba.gov or (202) 205-6773. During the live event, attendees will be in listen-only mode and may submit additional written questions via the Q&A chat feature in Microsoft Teams. For technical support, please visit the Microsoft Teams support page. Transcripts will be available after both meetings at www.sba.gov/ovbd, under the “Federal Advisory Committees” section.

The IATF meeting will include committee member updates from the Departments of Defense, Labor, Treasury and Veterans Affairs, General Services Administration, Office of Management and Budget, North Carolina Military Business Center, and Student Veterans of America.

Committee members will also receive updates from the Vocational Readiness and Employment program and the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance programs.

The ACVBA meeting will include remarks from ACVBA chairwoman Fran Perez-Wilhite as well as updates on the Veteran Business Project.  Topics discussed during the meeting will include SBA’s veterans’ programs, women-owned small business federal contracting program, the 8(a) Business Development program, VA’s Center for Verification and Evaluation’s verification process, the VR&E program and GSA’s sam.beta.gov changes.

Committee members will also hear about lessons learned from the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.

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