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PRESTON Ruby Christine April 21, 2019 Ruby Christine Preston, 89, of Rocky Mount, Va., answered the Master's call to receive her Heavenly rest on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019. Christine is survived by her loving, and devoted husband, Gwinnette C. Preston of Rocky Mount, Va; children, Brenda… Read more

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ROBERTSON Darlene Sue January 11, 1947 April 20, 2019 Darlene Sue Robertson passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019. I have gone to be with my son, Donnie Sherman Robertson. Surviving is my husband, Sherman (Shorty Robertson). My only regret is having to leave my beloved son, Jay Robertson a… Read more

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STRICKLER William Eugene April 20, 2019 William Eugene (Gene) Strickler, 87, of Rocky Mount, Va., left this world on Saturday, April 20, 2019 to wake up to see the Lord on Easter morning. He is preceded in death by his parents, Corbin and Doris. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Rosema… Read more

CLINGENPEEL Richard Bowman April 12, 2019 Richard Bowman Clingenpeel, 77 of Rocky Mount, Va., died suddenly on the morning of Friday, April 12, 2019. He was a son of the late, Lloyd M. and Velma Bowman Clingenpeel. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Glenn Lloyd Clingenpeel and his… Read more

GOEHRING Bernard E. November 24, 1927 April 11, 2019 Capt. Bernard (Bud) E. Goehring, United States Navy Ret., 91, passed away peacefully at his home with his loving wife Nancy, by his side, on Thursday, April 11, 2019 after a long illness. He was born on November 24, 1927, in East Orange, N… Read more

JONES Walter L. September 30, 1922 April 6, 2019 Walter L. Jones passed away in Rocky Mount, Va., at the age of 96 on Saturday, April 6, 2019. He was born September 30, 1922, to the late Thomas Fine and Maddie Maude Turner Jones. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Iva Ross Jones, fou… Read more

MAAS Shelby B. September 5, 1937 April 7, 2019 Shelby B. Maas, 81, went to Heaven to be with our Lord Sunday, April 7, 2019. She was dearly loved by her family and friends and brought sunshine to all she met. She loved her community and church and cherished her grandchildren and great-grandc… Read more

CADD Michael Rudolph April 2, 2019 Michael Rudolph (Mickey) Cadd, 71, of Union Hall, Va. died Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Mickey was one of the founders of Read Mountain Fire Department. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Eleanor Cadd; grandsons, Lee Dillon III and Charles "Sonny" … Read more

GUILLIAMS James Terry August 6, 1930 March 29, 2019 James Terry Guilliams (Fuzz), 88, of Roanoke, Va. passed away Friday, March 29, 2019. He was born, August 6, 1930, in Callaway, Va. James served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service a… Read more

THURMAN Leslie Rae March 28, 2019 Leslie Rae Thurman, 52 of Martinsville, Va. died Thursday, March 28, 2019. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m., Monday, April 1, 2019 at Franklin Memorial Park. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount, Va. Read more

MCCALL Nora Dove Hylton May 6, 1928 March 25, 2019 Nora Dove Hylton McCall, 90, of Rocky Mount, Va., passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019. She was born May 6, 1928, to Charles D. Hylton Sr. and Elsie Owen Hylton in Pittsylvania County, Va. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in dea… Read more

BOWER Kathy Dianne March 23, 2019 Kathy Dianne Bower, 62, of Floyd, Va., passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019, she was preceded in death by her husband; Lonnie Ray Bower and her mother; June hall. Survived by daughter and son-in-law; Jessica & Shawn Hilton; grandchildren, Addison &… Read more

DIVERS Linda Gail March 18, 2019 Linda Gail Divers, 67, of Roanoke, Va. and formerly of Franklin County, Va., passed away Monday, March 18, 2019. She was preceded in death by her father, Emmett Lee Divers; mother, Mary B. Davis; brothers, Wilford Divers, Glenn Divers, and Larry Divers; siste… Read more

NEICE Richard Dean March 22, 2019 Richard Dean Neice, 73, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Neice Sr. and Myrtle Neice; and his brother, Paul Neice Jr. Richard is survived by his wife, Katheryn Neice; daughter, Shannon Neice… Read more

YOUNG Mary Sayers January 9, 1952 March 24, 2019 Mary (Peanut) Sayers Young, 67, of Rocky Mount, Va., passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at her residence. She was born on January 9, 1952 in Martinsville, Va., to the late Raymond Sayers Jr. and Velma Alley Sayers. In addition to her parent… Read more

WITCHER-PATTERSON Audrey Diane March 17, 2019 Mrs. Audrey Diane Witcher Patterson of Rocky Mount, Va., passed away Sunday March 17, 2019. She was survived by a loving husband, Mr. Bobby Patterson of the home; one daughter, Ms. Angelica Stovall of Roanoke, Va.; one son, Mr. David Patterson of… Read more

AGEE Eva Frances Webb July 13, 1923 March 14, 2019 Eva Frances Webb Agee was received into the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, March 14, 2019. She was born to James Thomas (Jim Rendy) and Mattie Mason Webb on July 13, 1923. She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted h… Read more

WEBB SR. Richard Wayne September 9, 1945 March 17, 2019 Richard (Rick) Wayne Webb, Sr., 73, of Callaway, Va. passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019. He was a son of the late, Bronston Webb and he was also pre-deceased by his brother, Bob Webb. Rick is survived by his loving wife, Debbie Webb, wh… Read more

ASHBY J. Carroll December 2, 1940 March 12, 2019 J. Carroll Ashby of Franklin County, Va., passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. He was born December 2, 1940. He leaves behind his wife, Shiree Ashby; daughter, Lisa Shepherd; and granddaughter, Abigail Shepherd (Justin Clyburn). Survivors a… Read more

POWELL Tony Lee September 28, 1957 March 9, 2019 Tony Lee Powell, 61, of Glade Hill, Va., passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Tony was raised on his beloved Powell Family Farm. He graduated from Franklin County High School and then Ferrum College graduating with a bachelor's degree in 19… Read more

ANGLE Alpheus Nathaniel July 13, 1952 March 5, 2019 Dr. Alpheus Nathaniel Angle left this world on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. He was born July 13, 1952 to Alpheus Nathaniel (Runt) and Audrey Hodges Angle. Surviving to cherish his memories include his wife, Sharon Mattox Angle; his children, Jes… Read more

AVELINE William Eugene September 14, 1928 February 20, 2019 William (Bill) Eugene Aveline 91, of Mesquite, Nev., formerly of Baker City, Oregon, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. He was retired from the Oregon State Police, with 28 years of service where he retired a… Read more

GARST Barbara Ann Priestley September 24, 1931 March 2, 2019 Barbara Ann Priestley Garst, of Boones Mill, Va., died March 2, 2019 peacefully at her home. Born September 24, 1931, in Rochester, Minn. to Klea Palica Priestley and Dr. James Taggart Priestley, Barbara grew up in Rochester. She w… Read more

HOLMES Linnette Ricks February 26, 2019 Linnette Ricks Holmes, 88, of Winand Dr., Harrisburg, Pa., transitioned into eternal life on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in the peace and love of her home. She was born in Nansemond County, Va.; daughter of the late Herbert Ashley Ricks, Sr. and Lucy As… Read more

MENEFEE, SR. Charles G. May 24, 1921 March 1, 2019 On Friday, March 1, 2019, Charles G. Menefee, Sr. died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 97. Charles was born on May 24, 1921 in Rocky Mount, Va. He was the son of the late Lee Moton Menefee, Sr. and Helen Garrett Menefee. He was a gradu… Read more

SCOTT Roger Patton October 30, 1931 February 21, 2019 Roger Patton Scott, 87, of Callaway, Va. passed away at his home on February 21, 2019. He was cherished and loved by his family and friends. Roger is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Karen Scott; his daughter, Heather Scott Morris… Read more

FERGUSON SR. Edward Stephen February 26, 2019 Edward Stephen Ferguson Sr., 73, of Hardy, Va., died on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Red Valley United Methodist Church, Boones Mill, Va. To see full obituary and send condol… Read more

GOULD JR. Walter Ray May 3, 1965 February 21, 2019 Walter Ray Gould Jr., 53, died unexpectedly on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at his home in Rocky Mount Va. He was born May 3, 1965 in Flint, Mich., the son of Walter Ray Gould Sr. and Joyce (Sneed) Gould. He is also preceded in death by his … Read more

WERTZ Sandra Jo January 21, 1957 February 23, 2019 Sandra Jo Wertz, 62, of Rocky Mount, Va., passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019. She was born January 21, 1957 a daughter of the late Willie Ferris Jr. and Doris Ann Housman Wertz; and a brother, Paul Wayne Wertz. She is survived by her… Read more

DILLON Richard Wayne January 17, 1947 February 22, 2019 Celebrating the life of Richard Wayne Dillon, 72 years young of Boones Mill, Va., began his new life journey on Friday, February 22, 2019. Richard was born on January 17, 1947 a son of the late Charles (Charlie) Lewis and Nellie Iliata … Read more

O'NEAL Charlie February 21, 2019 Mr. Charlie O'Neal passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019. His funeral service will be at noon Thursday, February 28,2019 at Bright Star, family will receive friends half an hour prior to service for visitation. Arrangements entrusted by Stanfield Mortuary Service. Read more

GRADY Betty Sue Hix February 9, 2019 Betty Sue Hix Grady, 77, of Kinston, N.C. slipped the bonds of earth on Saturday, February 9, 2019. She was predeceased by her parents, John Alfred and Sue Cox Hix of Rocky Mount, Va. Betty is survived by three sons, Kenneth Gerald Wade Jr. (Paige Crawfor… Read more

PRILLAMAN JR. James Cary February 12, 2019 James Cary Prillaman Jr., 80, of Roanoke county, Va., passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019. He was the son of the late James Cary and Ethel Prillaman and was preceded in death by his son-in-law; Timothy Chisom, brothers; William A. Prillaman, Saun… Read more

WILSON Betty Trout Barbour May 23, 1936 February 12, 2019 Betty Trout Barbour Wilson, 82, of Henry, Va., went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, February 12, 2019. She was born in Roanoke on May 23, 1936 to the late Carl Trout and the late Aliene Hall Trout. She was also preceded in death by her … Read more

ABSHIRE Colleen January 8, 1930 February 11, 2019 Colleen (Trent) Abshire, 89, of Boones Mill, Va., passed peacefully from her earthly home to her heavenly home on Monday, February 11, 2019. Colleen was born to the late Alonza and Nellie Trent on January 8, 1930. She grew up in Southeast Roa… Read more

FLORA David Cornelius September 15, 1929 February 10, 2019 David Cornelius Flora, only child of Cecil Ramon Flora and Essie Anderson Flora was born September 15, 1929 and died peacefully at his home in Boones Mill on Sunday, February 10, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his… Read more

LAW Brent Carrington February 7, 2019 Brent Carrington Law, 29, of Moneta, Va., went on to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 7, 2019. Left to celebrate his life and legacy are his wife and best friend, Brooke E. Law; and beautiful daughters, Mackenzie R. Law and Nylah G. Law. Brent's br… Read more

LAW Amos February 10, 2019 Amos Law, 83, of Rocky Mount, Va., passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019. Amos was preceded in death by his parents, Addie and Owen Law; his beloved wife, Christine and his precious daughter, Linda; four sisters, Laura Law, Kate Eanes, Betty Dillon, and Louise Grav… Read more

LOREE Evelyn Griffin February 5, 2019 Evelyn (Marnie) Griffin Loree of Henry, Va., passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. She is preceded in death by her husband, C. Wayne Loree of Henry, Va.; her three children, Andrew Wayne Loree of Prescott, Ariz., Evelyn Mechelle Loree of Pearl River,… Read more

MULLEN JR. Harry Patrick January 26, 2019 Harry (Pat) Patrick Mullen Jr. passed away at his home in Longs, S.C. on Saturday, January 26. He was greatly loved and will be missed by his sister, Linda Mullen of Rocky Mount, Va.; wife, Happy; and children, Rob Drewer (Coni) of Hawaii, Sarah Baur… Read more

SMITH LueElla Callaway January 7, 1938 February 8, 2019 LueElla Callaway Smith transitioned from this life on Friday, February 8, 2019. She was born on January 7, 1938 in Boones Mill, Va. to the late Jessie Warren and Bealar Ferguson Callaway. LueElla leaves to cherish her memories: one son,… Read more

MOORE Ardie Marlowe Donavant Prater December 3, 1947 February 2, 2019 Ardie Marlowe Donavant Prater Moore, 71, of Pine View Lane, Axton, Va. went home Saturday, February 2, 2019. She was born December 3, 1947, on a mountain farm in Henry Country, Va., on a snowy day to the late Cecil A. Marl… Read more

SINK Joseph Lenwood June 17, 1919 February 2, 2019 Joseph Lenwood Sink, 99 1/2 , passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Saturday, February 2, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ira Benjamin and Della Wray Sink; two brothers, James Wray Sink and Robert Carl Sink; his w… Read more

MABE Betty Pauline Cundiff Preston September 16, 1930 January 28, 2019 Betty Pauline Cundiff Preston Mabe, 88, of Salem, Va., completed her journey on earth and went home to Jesus on Monday, January 28, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. To know Betty was to love her. One could never lea… Read more

SMITH Patty Lee May 21, 1945 January 28, 2019 With our deepest sorrow the three daughters of Patty Lee Smith, 73, of Glade Hill, Va., announce her passing on Monday night, January 28, 2019. She was born May 21, 1945 the daughter of the late Charles C. Bowles and Ressie Pearl Jordan Bowles. S… Read more

CAMPBELL Deroy C. September 17, 1928 January 19, 2019 Rev. Deroy C. Campbell passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 19, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Ruth Campbell, along with his four brothers, Ralph, Raymond, Warren and Al Campbell. Left to cherish his memor… Read more

CHIDESTER Dorothy Simpson March 14, 1928 January 20, 2019 Dorothy (Dot) Simpson Chidester, 90, of Boones Mill, Va. went to be with her Lord on Sunday, January 20, 2019. Dot was born in Asheville, N.C., March 14, 1928. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 49 years, Donval Carl Si… Read more

GUTHRIE Gladys Norene January 17, 2019 Gladys Norene Guthrie, 86, of Snow Creek, Va. went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 17, 2019 in her home surrounded by loved ones. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otey and Alberta Robertson; her sister, Margaret Lawson; and brother, Ja… Read more

NORTON, JR. Wilbert Henry October 15, 1927 January 16, 2019 Retired Ferrum College Football Coach, Wilbert Henry (Hank) Norton, Jr., died at home on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Norton was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Anne (Robertson) Norton, and his parents, Wilbert Henry Norton, Sr.… Read more

SHREVES Rebecca Carter August 28, 1942 January 18, 2019 Mrs. Rebecca (Becky) Carter Shreves, 76, of Glade Hill, Va., passed away Friday, January 18, 2019. She was born in Martinsville, Va. on August 28, 1942, to the late, Raymond Avery Carter and Vaughnie Maxey Carter. In addition to her par… Read more