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Anna Morris Bussey

annabusseyOur beloved Anna passed away on July 6, 2018 at the age of 95. Anna was born in Rocky Mount, VA to the late John William Bussey and Elizabeth Saul Bussey. In addition to her parents she was preceded by her husband, James Earlie Morris; five brothers, Cornelius (Jack) Bussey, James (Jake) Bussey, Walter (Herbert) Bussey, Artis Lee Bussey, and Bunion (B.B.) Bussey. Anna was one of the oldest members of Oak Grove Church of the Brethren, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, worked with bible school and truly loved her church. Anna was a great lover of work and spent more than 33 years at Jones Produce in Rocky Mount, meeting and remembering so many people throughout her life. She as well loved the Thursday morning Blue Grass music at the Dairy Queen and loved to go there as long as she could. At the loss of her parents, Anna became the matriarch of the family, keeping traditions ongoing, making sure the family stayed close and kept in touch. When Anna developed health problems, she chose to live at Red Oak
Manor Assisted Living, and our sincere thanks go to Patty and Larry Toler and the staff at Red Oak for taking care of her, loving her and making a good home for her for the remainder of her life. Our thanks to Debbie Dillon for working tirelessly to keep Anna’s hair just like she liked it. Anna is survived by three sisters, Nadine Bussey Rutrough, Avis Bussey Board, Patsy A. Bussey (Pat); one brother, Rabon A. Bussey (Judy); four sisters-in-law, Ramona Bussey, Myrtle Bussey, Rebecca Ellis, Inez Morris; sixteen nieces and nephews; twenty seven great nieces and nephews; as well as numerous great-great nieces and nephews; and special friend, Kay Duffy. Funeral services will be conducted at Flora Funeral Chapel, 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 10, 2018 with Pastor Richard Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Friends may call after 12:30 p.m. Monday with her family receiving friends 5-7 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Buren Robert Austin

Buren Robert Austin, age 86 of Rocky Mount died Friday, July 6, 2018. He was a member of Fairview Church of the Brethren and he was a veteran of the US Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mae Austin; wife, Ruth Young Austin; son, Brian Austin; siblings, Frank, James, Elwood, Melvin, Leonard, J.R., Lilliy Mae and Albert. Surviving are his son and daughter-in- law, Greg and Kim Austin; grandson, Christopher Austin; step grandchildren, Lance and Hannah Bibbs; sisters, Eunice, Adelle, Ruby Jean; sisters-in-law, Virginia, Vanice and Lynda; several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fairview Church of the Brethren Building Fund. Mr. Austin’s wishes were to have no services. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Jacqueline B. Lumpkin

Mrs. Jacqueline B. Lumpkin passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at age 95. She was born in Reidsville, Georgia on September 1, 1922. Most of her life was spent in Savannah, Georgia. Mrs. Lumpkin was retired from International Paper Corp. with thirty-four years of service. Jacqueline was pre-deceased by two husbands, Troy J. Holland and Kinness Lumpkin. Her son Troy G. Holland of Austin, Texas passed away at age 73 . She is survived by two sons and daughters -in-law, J. Larry Holland and Ginger, and Timothy Holland and Tracey. She is also survived by three grandchildren: Deborah H. Robertson, Paul Holland, and Emma Holland. David A. Holland, her first grandchild, was killed while serving in the Marine Corps. The family wishes to thank Mrs. Bonnie Harlow for her compassionate and competent care during the last four years.

In keeping with her request, a memorial service will be held at a later date in Reidsville, Georgia with burial services in Savannah. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Doris Smith Baker

DorisBakerOur precious mother, Doris Smith Baker, age 80 of Rocky Mount went to her eternal home on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 and was greeted by her precious saviour. She was preceded by her husband, Edward Baker, formerly of Yukon, WV. She was also preceded by her parents, Berlin and Elizabeth Smith and her step-mother Celcia Smith, whom she affectionately called Mom. Doris was also preceded by her children, Stephen, Daniel, and Devinna; brothers, Delanor and Ron; and many other loved ones. She will be sadly missed by her children, Danita (Joe) Sheets, Dianne (Bobby) Whitt, Bradley (Lori) Baker, Beverly (Joe) Rutter, Brian (Joyce) Baker, Kimberly (Don) Armstrong and Zackary Toney. She was blessed with 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and one on the way. Her surviving siblings are Jack, Dennis (Buck), Brenda, Barbara, Dovie, Noah, Donnie, Patsy, Nancy and Peggy. Funeral services will be conducted at Rocky Mount Church of God on Main Street, 12 noon, Saturday, July 7, 2018 with Pastor Robert Meredith officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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William G. Cassell

On 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 "Ka" by his side. Bill saw the possibilities of the Internet at its inception and remained in that field as a consultant in various capacities for his entire career. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Judi Cassell and infant son, Benjamin Cassell. Bill is survived by his wife, Kathleen; son, David Cassell; stepsons, Anthony Polombo, Jr, and Christopher Polombo. In addition, Bill is survived by numerous family members in the Richmond, VA and Hagerstown, MD areas.

Memorial services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2:00 p.m. Tuesday with Chaplain Rick Poland officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Carilion Hospice of Franklin County or a charity of your choice. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.