James T. Swinney (LtCol USMC Ret), age 86 of Hardy passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2017. He is survived by his wife Nancy; sons, Matthew and his wife Molly, Timothy, Michael and Daniel and his wife Jessica; four grandchildren. Funeral services will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount/Smith Mountain Lake.
Bonnie S. Minnix, 68, of Roanoke, and formerly of Franklin County went to be with the Lord on September 9, 2017. Bonnie was preceded in death
by a sister, Shirley M. Robertson. She is survived by her two sisters, Carol Tyree and Louise Gibson; nieces, Denise (Leon) Prillaman and Traci (Jim) Van Cleaf; and a great-niece, Alexandria Prillaman. Bonnie retired after working 40 years in the banking industry. The family will receive friends
from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday at Flora Funeral Service. Funeral service will be held at Germantown Brick Church of the Brethren on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Pastors Bruce Huffman and Leo Johnson will officiate. Interment will follow at Franklin Memorial Park.
Dorothy Webster 89, of Boones Mill passed away on Wednesday September 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin C. Webster Sr.; parents, David and Bertha Kuiken, in-laws, Rufus and Fannie Webster and son in-law, Mike Byrd. Dorothy would have celebrated her 90 th birthday on September 9 th . She was the proud daughter of Dutch Immigrants. Her proudest accomplishments were her children and grandchildren. Dorothy was known for her secret recipes, pickle dishes, and her laughter. She retired from MW Windows. She is survived by her son, M. Cary Webster (Carolyn); daughters, Judy Byrd, Dottie Truman (Wayne), and Shirley Simmons (Andrew); grandchildren, David Webster (Mitzi), Bradley Truman (Missy), Melissa Truman, and Marvin Simmons (Kasey); 10 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; brother, Richard Kuiken (Darlene); in-laws, Glen Webster, Dick Webster (Ruth), Page Webster, Galen Flora, Hilda Green (Billy), Loulie Argabright and Mary Ellen Meredith (Butch); along with numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Brandon Oaks for their loving care of our mother and special recognition to Tonya, Katrina, Hope, Melissa and all the staff who
have cared for her over the last years.
Funeral services will be conducted at Bethlehem Church of the Brethren, 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 10, 2017 with Pastor Bill Hinton officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Her family will receive friends 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Church of the Brethren. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
On September 2nd, 2017 Sandra Dillon was welcomed into heaven by her savior Jesus Christ. There to also welcome her home was her mother and father Nicholas J. and Trosy F. Ware Tukloff, her sisters Patricia, Brenda, and Joyce Tukloff, and her husband of 40 years Farest D. Dillon. Remaining on earth to miss her are her daughter Brenda, her "son" Tommy Coleman, her special cousin-sister Frances C. Holley, her grandsons Jordan I. Sink and Michael Sheets, and countless others who had their lives touched by the remarkable woman that was my mama. I would like to thank the following people for not only being there for us but for loving us: Angie Jambrik, Barbara Chaney, Catina Dillon Wright, Terry Porter, and more. Also thank you to those who work for Carilion Hospice in Rocky Mount. At her request there will be no funeral but there will be a private memorial service at a future day. Family will receive guests at the residence. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Faith Network of Franklin County. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount/Smith Mountain Lake.
Michael Wayne Narmour, age 58 went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 1, 2017 at his home in Ferrum, Virginia. The youngest of four siblings, Michael was born in Dallas, Texas on July 28, 1959 to Arthur and Lenora Narmour of Lancaster. While attending Elsie Robertson High School he met Ginger Linthicum on the marching band practice field. Sweethearts through high school and college, they were married in January 1982, remaining inseparable and devoted until their last day together. Michael attended Stephen F. Austin State University and obtained a degree in Business Administration. He was a proud US Navy veteran, serving as an
Avionics Technician Petty Officer 1st Class for 7 years before pursuing a 20 year career in Cellular Network Switch Engineering. Michael and Ginger have been proud homeschooling parents for over 26 years to their four daughters, Courtney, Lindsey, Caitlin, and Kelsey. Michael's passion for learning along with them and pursuing every task, no matter how small, with curiosity and jubilance was evident in both his personal and professional life.
Family and friends are invited to attend the graveside service, which will take place Friday, September 8, 2017, at 1 p.m. in Mountain View Memorial Park, with Rev. Rick Poland officiating. The family would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to all those who have been praying for them and thinking of them during this time. "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. And in all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." - Proverbs 3:5-6.
Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.