Martin Francis Downey, Sr., age 76 of Rocky Mount died Friday, April 8, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Downey. Surviving are his children, Martin Downey, Jr., Michael Downey, Kathleen Hurley and Kimberly Downey; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and brothers, Warren Downey and Michael Downey. Services will be private. In memory of Martin please consider donations to Helping Hands of Franklin County or Habitat for Humanity. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
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Peggy Lorine Blair Willis, 79 of Ferrum passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at her residence. She was born April 17, 1935 in Pittsylvania County, a daughter of the late Sam A. and Alcie Owen Blair. Also, she was preceded in death by a son, John Elbert Jefferson, Jr and a daughter at birth; two sisters, Edna Blair and Ora Matherly; four brothers, Aaron Blair, Clarence Blair, Charles Blair and Earl Blair.
Surviving to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 36 years, Ronald Willis; step-daughter, Rhonda Hester and husband Mark; granddaughters, Danielle Holland and Brittney Woods; great- grandson, Kyle Dean Holland; sisters, Estelle Watson, Mary Jane Hancock and Alice Holley; mother-in-law, Blanche Willis.
Special Thanks to Carillion Hospice, Dr. Barrett and Dr. Dulaney for their care. Funeral services will be conducted at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 22, 2015 with Pastor Billy Shively officiating. Interment will follow in Cooper Family Cemetery. Her family will receive friends 4-6 pm Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Flora
Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.