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BROWN SR. Doctor Rufus July 9, 2018 Doctor Rufus Brown, Sr. (Doc) age 82 of Moneta, Va. went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 9, 2018. Doc was a retired Mill Wright. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Sallie Dillon Brown; brothers, Harrison, Wilber, Edward, Warren, Tyler, … Read more

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MURDOCK James Curtis July 1, 1995 July 6, 2018 James Curtis (JC) Murdock passed away Friday, July 6, 2018 in Newark, N.J. JC was born July 1, 1995 in Roanoke, Va. He was predeceased by his grandfathers, Tom Turton and Donald Murdock. He was of the Baptist faith, and graduated from Tuntstall … Read more

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AUSTIN Buren Robert July 6, 2018 Buren Robert Austin, age 86 of Rocky Mount, Va. died Friday, July 6, 2018. He was a member of Fairview Church of the Brethren and he was a veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mae Austin; wife, Ruth Young Aust… Read more

Wuergler William Simon November 7, 1932 July 7, 2018 William Simon Wuergler, age 85 of Moneta, Va. went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 7, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents Ray William Wuergler and Hazel Robertson Wuergler; sisters, Edith Wuergler Dylan and Thelma Wuergler … Read more

GREER A.J. March 25, 1938 July 2, 2018 A.J. (Jim) Greer born March 25, 1938, went to his Heavenly home Monday, July 2, 2018. Jim was the 13th born out of 15 children to the late Harry and Oveeda Greer. He was also preceded in death by six sisters; and five brothers; as well as three sons, An… Read more

CASSELL William G. On Saturday, June 30, 2018, William G. Cassell, (Bill) of Glade Hill, Va. after a valiant fight with multiple medical problems passed away peacefully, secure in his faith, at home with his (Kat) by his side. Bill saw the possibilities of the Internet at its inception and r… Read more

EVANS Nellie Nellie Evans (Granny), 102, of High Point, N.C. passed away on Friday, June 29, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Audie Evans; daughter, Mildred Mickle; grandson, Jeff Mickle; and granddaughter, Debbie Blackburn. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Wilson; gra… Read more

LACKS Peggy Y. Peggy Young Lacks, age 80 of Rocky Mount, Va. died Monday, July 2, 2018. She was born March 26, 1938 and was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Bessie Young; brothers and sister, Otha, Everett, Russell, Eldridge Young and Lula Scott. Surviving are her husband, Sher… Read more

MAUPIN Mary L. A dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend; Mary Louise Hodges Maupin, 91, died Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Well-Spring Retirement Community, Greensboro, N.C. She had been a resident of Well-Spring since 2004. An 11 a.m. memorial service and reception will be h… Read more

FEAZELLE Willie Greene Willie Greene Feazelle, (W.G.) of Rocky Mount, Va. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elsie Sink Feazelle and father David Williamson Feazelle; brothers, Daniel Feazelle, Donald Feazelle; sisters, Juanita Brockma… Read more

ANDERSON Charles June 23, 2018 Sgt. Charles Edward Anderson, age 75 of Wirtz passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018. He was a United States Army veteran of 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Cornelia; daughters, Crystal, Penny, Robin and Tangee; step-sons, David, Mike and Jeff; eight grandchildr… Read more

MEADOR Clifton Lee June 20, 2018 Clifton Lee Meador, 71, of Wirtz, Va. died on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Lee proudly served his country in the United States Army, and worked with the phone company until his retirement. He worked on his beloved farm his entire life, carrying out the Meador Fa… Read more

STARKEY Elsie T. November 8, 1927 June 23, 2018 Mother of The Spiritual Seven Gospel Singers Elsie T. Starkey, 90 of Wirtz, Va. was called to eternity on Saturday, June 23, 2018. She was born November 8, 1927 in Wirtz, Va. to Sallie & Jubal Taylor. She was preceded in death by her husban… Read more

INGRAM Johnnie W. Johnnie Wilson (Pete) Ingram of Vernon Hill, Va. passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018. He was born in Halifax, Va. on November 10, 1935 and was 82 years of age. He was the son of the late William Wilson Ingram and the late Louise Hall Ingram. His wife of 35 years, Virginia He… Read more

REED Barbara H. Barbara Hall Reed, 81 of Rocky Mount passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at her home. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Barbara was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church; she loved her church and gospel singing. She was preceded in death by her parents Carl and Ru… Read more

LAWRENCE Lloyd Lee Lloyd Lee Lawrence, 75, of Snow Creek went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, June 17, 2018. He was the son of the late Gladys and Jim Lawrence. He was also preceded in death by his son, Ricky Lawrence; and daughter Amy Yung Lawrence; sisters, Shelby Nance, Gladys W… Read more

MCCALLISTER David Keith David Keith McCallister, 87 years old passed away on May 22, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He lived at Smith Mountain Lake, Penhook, Va. for the past 25 years with his wife, Marti who preceded him in death two months ago. (Shiner) as he was affectionately… Read more

MUSE Susie D. Ms. Susie D. Muse, 69, of Circle Creek Road, Penhook, Va. departed this life on Wednesday morning, June 13, 2018 at Friendship Health, Roanoke, Va. Born March 5, 1949 in Franklin County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Charlie R. James and Elsie Powell James. In addition … Read more

STONE Dewey Wayne Dewey Wayne Stone, 72, of Rocky Mount passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Wayne served 38 years with the Virginia State Police retiring as Sr. Special Agent, and was a Free Mason with Rocky Mount Masonic Lodge No. 201 A.F. & A.M… Read more

HIGGINS Linda M. Linda M. Higgins, 80, died on Friday, June 15, 2018, at her home at Smith Mountain Lake, Va. surrounded by her loving family. Linda was born on January 18, 1938 in Glens Falls, N.Y., the daughter of Raymond Howard and Margaret (Simpson) Howard. Linda graduated from Vincentia… Read more

HARRISON Elsie Mae Green October 3, 1992 June 11, 2018 Elsie Mae Green Harrison, 95, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, June 11, 2018 with her family by her side. She was a member of Henry Fork Church of the Brethren where she was baptized, and she was raised and wor… Read more

PATE Tammy Lynn April 17, 1968 June 12, 2018 Tammy Lynn Pate, 50, of Boones Mill, Va. passed away unexpectantly on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Tammy will be deeply missed by all she touched in this short life. She was a very hard worker and was known to work two jobs. She loved her job at Double… Read more

FURROW Glenn Wray June 10, 2018 Glenn Wray Furrow, 85, of Rocky Mount passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018. He was predeceased by his parents, Eldridge and Nellie Furrow; brothers, Stafford (Bertha) and Maymon (Phyllis); sister, Arnita (Bob) Mason; brothers-in-law, Duke Motley, Herman and Ro… Read more

RUSSELL R. Alan February 16, 1956 June 10, 2018 R. Alan Russell (Monkey), 62 of Rocky Mount, Va. passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018. He was born February 16, 1956 a son of the late Don and Jean Russell. He was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Herman Hunt; former father-in-law Gary… Read more

SELF Dawnor Elizabeth June 11, 2018 Dawnor "Dawn" Elizabeth Self, 72, of Wirtz, Va., passed away Monday, June 11, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Joe Thomas and Vera Elizabeth Wray. Dawn worked for Franklin County Retail Merchants Association for 49 years and was a member, tournament … Read more

JORDON Buddy Harold Buddy Harold Jordon, 84, of Ferrum, Va., died Tuesday, June 5, 2018. He also lived in Roanoke, Va. for a number of years. He passed away at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with his family by his side. He is the retired Postmaster from the United States Postal Service i… Read more

FERGUSON Joseph Adrew May 24, 1921 June 2, 2018 Joseph Andrew Ferguson, 97, of Rocky Mount, Va., known to family and friends as (Jack), passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Born May 24, 1921 in Franklin County, Va. he was the son of the late Walter T. Ferguson and Icie S… Read more

SHOEMAKER Ruth Anderson June 3, 2018 Ruth Anderson Shoemaker, 77, of Rocky Mount, Va., went to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, June 3, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Myrtle Anderson and her father and mother-in-law, Frank and Paige Shoemaker. She is survived… Read more

HAWLK Robert C. January 6, 1932 May 12, 2018 United States Army Retired BG Robert C. Hawlk (Bob) peacefully passed away Saturday morning, May 12, 2018 at the age of 86, in the presence of family in the Atlanta area. He was born January 6, 1932 and raised in Audubon, N. J., he married his Hig… Read more

FULCHER Michael J. June 3, 1956 May 15, 2018 Michael J. Fulcher, 61, of Ferrum, Va., passed away at his home Tuesday, May 15, 2018. He was born June 3, 1956 to the late Cabel Henry Fulcher and Selma Sink Fulcher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Cabel Henry … Read more

ROBINSON Joyce May 15, 2018 Mrs. Joyce Robinson 73 of Martinsville, Va. passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Her funeral will be Saturday May 19, 2018, 1 p.m. at Lovely Valley Baptist Church in Wirtz, Va. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service and other times at her home 505 Woo… Read more

CHITTUM Alice Geneva Gibson May 10, 2018 Alice Geneva Gibson Chittum, 79 of Goodview Va. passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at a Roanoke nursing home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Edith Farris Gibson; and brothers, Robert, John, and Joseph Gibson. Surviving are he… Read more

EUGENE Naeshawn William Owens July 9, 2004 May 11, 2018 Naeshawn William Owens Eugene, 13, of Boones Mill passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018. Naeshawn loved life and everything about it. He had a passion for sports, any form of water activity, family vacations especially those spent at Myrt… Read more

HESS JR. John R. John R. Hess Jr., 93, of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Rocky Mount, Va., and Atglen, Pa. He was the husband of the late Lila Buckwalter Hess, who passed away on March 27, 2010. He was born in Conestoga, son of the late John and Mary Graver Hess. He was a member of the… Read more

LAW Rebecca Ayers May 6, 2018 Rebecca Ayers Law, 91, of Rocky Mount, Va., went to be with her Lord, unexpectedly, on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Raised in Glade Hill, Va., she was the daughter of William H. Ayers and Jennie B. Maxey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bryan (Buddy) S. Law; a… Read more

SHIVAR Karen Peters May 4, 2018 Karen Peters Shivar, 62, passed away on Friday, May 04, 2018 after a courageous fight. She was the daughter of the late John Paul and Goldie Moran Peters and the wife of Robert Lee Shivar. She was a member of Maple Grove United Methodist Church in Ferrum, Va.,… Read more

GARST II Jack Jack Garst II, 86, of Boones Mill, Va., passed away Monday, May 7, 2018. His family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount. Read more

PARKER William August 6, 1931 May 4, 2018 William H.C. Parker, 86, of Ferrum, Va., formerly of High Point, N.C. died Friday, May 4, 2018 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Va. H. C. was born August 6, 1931 in Dobson, N.C. to the late Howard and Thelma (Bledsoe) Parker. He attend… Read more

BRYANT JR. Herman Grey October 25, 1939 May 2, 2018 Herman Grey (Butch) Bryant, Jr. of Henry, Va. passed away at his home surrounded by his loved ones on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at the age of 78. He was born on October 25, 1939 at his home place in Henry, the first child of the late Herman Gr… Read more

BERNARD Ronald Lee January 27, 1946 April 26, 2018 Ronald Lee Bernard, 72, of Callaway, Va., broke free from his earthly body and was gathered into the loving arms of Jesus his Savior on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Ronnie was born on January 27, 1946 to the late Willard H. and Casey Jones Bern… Read more

DILLON Linda Mae April 23, 2018 Linda Mae Dillon, 72, of Rocky Mount, Va., went to be with Jesus, surrounded by her family on Monday, April 23, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Ruthie Cundiff. She is survived by her daughter and favorite son-in-law, Tammy and HT Smit… Read more

PARCELL William M. April 27, 2018 William M. Parcell, 96, of Rocky Mount, died peacefully on Friday, April 27, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Margaret Davis Parcell; son, Reid Parcell; parents, Carson and Annie Scott Parcell; four sisters, Cora, Anne, Margaret and Ha… Read more

DIXON Alma Louise April 24, 2018 Alma Louise Dixon, 82, of Chesapeake, Va. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Guy and Rebecca Rule. She was predeceased by her son, David Dixon. Left behind to cherish her memory are her children, Vicky Mullins … Read more

WAID Joyce Ann April 23, 2018 Joyce Ann Waid, 83, of Rocky Mount, Va. passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Lucy Truman; two brothers, Sherman Truman, and Eldridge Truman; one sister, Kathleen St. Clair. Joyce is survived by her husband, … Read more

WILLIAMSON Mary Lisa April 21, 2018 Ms. Mary Lisa Williamson of Rocky Mount, Va. passed away April 21,2018. Her funeral will be Saturday, April 29,2018 at Pigg River Community Center in Rocky Mount, Va. at 1 p.m. family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Arrangements entrusted b… Read more

WILCOX Herbert Tyler Herbert T. "Butch" Wilcox, 77, of Rocky Mount, Va. passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, April 19, 2018. He served his country in the United States Navy for over three years with an honorable discharge. Butch was an active member of Franklin Heights Baptist Chu… Read more

CARTER Janet Cook April 11, 2018 Janet Cook Carter, 81, of Rocky Mount, Va. died Wednesday, April 11, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Alice Cook; husband, Herbert E. Carter; son, Paul Edward Carter; brothers, Dennis and Eric Cook; and sister, Beryl Smith. Surviving… Read more

GRAHAM James Wendell April 12, 2018 James Wendell Graham, 83 of Rocky Mount, Va. passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Gertrude Graham; and brother, Norman Lea Graham (Nancy). James is survived by his wife, Mildred McDaniel Graham; ste… Read more

HARRIS Edith Mae April 13, 2018 Mrs. Edith Mae Harris, of Rocky Mount, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018. Her funeral service will be Friday, April 20, 2018 at Stanfield Mortuary Chapel at 1 pm. Family will receive friends one hour prior for visitation. Arrangements entrusted by Stanfield M… Read more

COOPER Ronald Edward March 25, 1933 April 7, 2018 Ronald (Ronnie) Edward Cooper, 85, of Rocky Mount, Va. went to be with the Lord on Saturday April 7, 2018. He was born March 25, 1933. He worked for the Roanoke Times for 30 years, he played on the first football team at Franklin County High … Read more

CROWSON Anita Jamison Anita Jamison Crowson, 98, of Rock Hill, S.C., passed away on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Gene Craven officiating. Burial in the Libert… Read more