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Robert “Eddy” Patterson, Sr.

RobertPattersonRobert Edward Patterson, Sr. “Eddy” age 79 of Rocky Mount passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017. He was born March 4, 1938, the son of the late Joseph Edward and Mary Annie Fralin Patterson and was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Woody. Eddy dairy farmed for a number of years and was retired owner of Patterson Trucking. Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Linda, sons, Robert (Bob) and Wendy and Joseph (Joe). Also three sisters, Evelyn Dowdy, Frances Nix (Tom) and Emily McCraw, four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two special great- grandchildren, Destiny and Haley, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at Flora Funeral Chapel, 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 17, 2017 with Rev. T. Ivey Adams, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Patterson Family Cemetery. The family respectfully request any food be taken to Sontag Community Center where a meal will be held for family and friends following the burial. His family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Cole Grindstaff

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cole Grindstaff, 35, on November 10, 2017. Cole is survived by his parents, Cindy and Gareth McAllister, and Mike and Marianne Grindstaff, brothers, Tyler (Kelly) and Dylan McAllister, son, Elye Grindstaff, his best friend and girlfriend, Lindsay Young, and grandparents, Buddy and Betty Ann Campbell. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Zade and Edna Grindstaff. Cole served his country in the Navy prior to becoming a self-employed welder and fabricator, and had a true passion for his craft. His love for the outdoors was evident in all of his hobbies, whether he was riding his dirt bike, hunting, fishing, or surfing. He shared a special connection with animals, especially his beloved dog, Kobi. Cole was known for his quick wit, kind heart, and contagious smile. He was loved by so many and will be incredibly missed.

A funeral service in memory of Cole will be held on Monday, November 13 at Flora Funeral Home, 665 S Main St, Rocky Mount, VA 24151. Visitation with the family will be from 4 – 6:30 pm, with a funeral service immediately following. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made in his memory to two organizations that Cole would have supported: VeteranMX Foundation (http://veteranmx.com/support/, 227 S. Pollard, St. Vinton, VA 24011) or the Franklin County Humane Society (http://plannedpethoodrockymount.com/howToHelp.html). Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount

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Elaine Carter Nuckols

Elaine Carter Nuckols, 92, of Roanoke, died on November 10, 2017. Elaine was born on November 12, 1924, and was fifth of the eight children of Sylvanus and Virgie Carter. She
was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Richard B. Nuckols; her son, Bobby C. Carter; her sister and brother-in- law Boneta (Bonnie) and Robert Corley; and her brothers and sisters-in- law Lauren and Reavie Carter, Donovan and Dorothy Carter, Otis and Velma Carter, Leslie Carter, and Leon and Elizabeth Carter. Elaine will be remembered with great love by those surviving her: brother and sister-in- law Maury and Elaine Carter; children and their spouses Michael and Judith Nuckols, Leslie (Buddy) and Sue Carter, Margaret and Chester Roberts, Melody and Jim McKinley, Richard and Sharon Nuckols, and Anita and Leonard Austin; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; many beloved nieces
and nephews; and wonderful friends.

Elaine graduated from Ferrum Junior College and Bright’s School of Floral Design. She was an ordained diaconal minister in the United Methodist Church and received her certification
from Emory University. She was employed at the Norfolk Naval Base during World War II and was a retail florist for many years.
Elaine was a long-time member of Cave Spring United Methodist Church and several of its United Methodist Women’s groups. She was a poet and writer; avid reader; seamstress and quilter extraordinaire; crossword puzzle expert; gardener and floral arranger; baker beyond compare; source of all wisdom; and lover of words, music, pound cake, flowers, animals, her
friends, and her family. She was the epitome of a Southern lady, with grace, charm, gentility, and a dash of mischief.

The family extends its heartfelt gratitude to the staff at The Oaks at Richfield and Good Samaritan Hospice for their love and care. Funeral services will be conducted at Cave Spring United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017 with The Reverend Denise Bates officiating. Her family will receive friends beginning at 9:30 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Carter Family Cemetery. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount/Smith Mount Lake.

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Mildred Flora

Mildred Josephine Clark Flora, age 90 of Rocky Mount passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017. Mrs. Flora was preceded in death by her first husband, Edgar LaPrade; second husband, Lloyd Flora; sons, William and Douglas LaPrade; daughters-in- law, Sandra J. LaPrade and Beatrice M.”B” LaPrade; four brothers; six sisters; and parents, Sidney Lewis and Lucy Payne Clark. She is survived by her son, James “Jim” LaPrade; sister, Joyce (Will) Young; daughter-in- law, Judy LaPrade; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2:00 p.m. Monday with Pastor Bruce Huffman officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Jeffrey Odell Scruggs

Jeffrey Odell Scruggs, age 57 of Boones Mill died Thursday, November 9, 2017. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Flora Funeral Chapel. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.