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Eva Lenora Sledd Ashworth

Eva Lenora Sledd Ashworth of Rocky Mount, Virginia and Palm Beach Gardens,
Florida, died Sunday, August 6, 2017. She was born on March 13, 1919 and was
98 years old. She was the wife of the late Albert Ashworth; and the daughter of
the late Eslie and Mary Sledd, all of the Callaway area. She was predeceased by
brothers, Junior, Harry, Pete, Lloyd and Joe; and sisters, Ethel and Serena; and
three baby sisters. She was also predeceased by a grandson, Neil Jones; and
two great-grandsons, Jacob Lambert and Grayson Martin. Surviving are her
daughters, Freda Wayland (Russell) of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and Arlene
Jones (Robert) of Rocky Mount, Virginia; grandchildren, Coral McFall (Chris) of
Charlotte, North Carolina, Samuel Wayland (Dawn) of Palm Beach Gardens,
Florida, Cristi Lambert (Dean) of Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina, and Tanya
Martin (James) of Salem, Virginia; great-grandchildren, Adam and Ethan
Lambert, Grant Martin, and Zoe McFall; sisters, Norma Jean Cootes of Florida
and Cecile (Fred) Bussey of Rocky Mount; sisters-in- law Sevilla Bower, Mary
Beeghly, Velma Meador and Armilla Ashworth, Janette Sledd, Joyce Sledd, and a
host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Flora Funeral Chapel
on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 2:00 with visitation one hour before services.
Burial will be in the Antioch Church of the Brethren cemetery.

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Dr. Charles Kevin Fisher

Dr. Charles Kevin Fisher, DVM age 44 passed away August 7, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother; Audrey Hoy Fisher; grandparents,
Cyrus S. and Bernice Montgomery Hoy; and Horace and Stella Fisher. He is survived by his dad, Charles Galen Fisher; brothers, G. Todd Fisher, and
Ryan G. and Sarah Fisher. He is also survived by a niece, Grace; many special friends especially Jay Holt and Paige Renick. Kevin was a graduate
of Franklin County High School, Virginia Tech, and the VA/Maryland College of Veterinarian Medicine at Virginia Tech. Kevin was owner and
operator of Veterinary Services at Oak Level, VA. Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Antioch Church of the Brethren Cemetery. The family requests no food please. His family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center,
Rocky Mount.

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Marie C. Hatchett

Marie HatchettMarie C. Hatchett, age 86 of Penhook died Monday, August 7, 2017. She was born on July 10, 1931 a daughter of the late James and Mary Compton of Ridgeway. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert T. Hatchett; and two brothers, Lewis Compton and Howard Compton. Surviving are her children, Robert Michael Hatchett (Bonnie Sue), Jerry Allen Hatchett (Bonnie P.), Betty Jean Moorman (Ron), Kelly Lee Hatchett (Gwen), Glenn Ross Hatchett (Terri), Laurie Anne Young (Terry); 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brother, Larry Compton (Julie); sisters, Linda Hodges (Bob), Carol Martin, Sheryl Epperly (Curtis), Doris Faye Overby (Charles); numerous nieces and nephews. Marie was a member of Forrest Hill Christian Church
for 67 years where she was a choir member and Sunday School teacher. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a faithful wife of 64 years. Special thanks to Blue Ridge Rehab Center and Mountain Valley Hospice for the care given to our mother during her illness. Funeral services will be conducted at Forrest Hill Christian Church 2:00 p.m. Thursday with Wayne Keith, Minister and Lee Ashley, Minister officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 730 East
Church Street, Suite 13 Martinsville, VA 24112 or Snow Creek Rescue Squad, 7049 Snow Creek Road, Penhook, VA 24137. Her family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Forrest Hill Christian Church and other times at the home of Kelly
Hatchett, 3649 Snow Creek Road, Martinsville, Va. 24112. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Michael Eugene Byrd

Michael Eugene Byrd, age 68 of Boones Mill, Va. passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017. He is preceded in death by his mother, Reva Wilson Byrd; father-in- law, Marvin Webster, Sr. Mike is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Judy Webster Byrd; father, Clarence W. Byrd; mother-in- law, Dorothy Webster; brother, Don Byrd (Barbara); sister, Sharon Layman (Dan); his in-laws, M. Cary Webster (Carolyn), Dottie Truman (Wayne), Shirley Simmons (Andrew); several nieces and nephews, Terry Blankenship (Philip), Jason Byrd (Kelly), Katie Flynn (Peter), Daniel Layman, David Webster (Mitzi), Brad Truman (Missy), Melissa Truman and Marvin Simmons (Kasey); several great nieces and nephews along with aunts and uncles; and Dakota and Joey. After a career in Home Manufacturing Mike retired as President/CEO of Smart Machines, Martinsville, Va. He was a member of Bethlehem Church of the Brethren where he served in many capacities over the years including Trustee, Deacon Chairman, Board Chairman and Finance Committee. Mike was a caring husband, son, brother, friend and neighbor always desiring to help others. Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Friday at Bethlehem Church of the Brethren Cemetery. His family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Church of the Brethren 4250
Bethlehem Road, Boones Mill, Va 24065. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Kathryn Elaine Kinsey

KathrynKinseysKathryn Elaine Kinsey, of Rocky Mount, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Born May 17, 1946 in Sarasota, Florida, she was the daughter of Wellington “Wimpy” and May Stevens. She was a Sarasota resident until 2005 when she moved to Franklin County Virginia in order to be closer to her sons. Her loving and caring qualities made her a wonderful mother and a cherished friend. Her altruistic nature served her well as an indispensable healthcare provider, always extending herself to others until her own health wouldn't allow it. She was preceded in death by her
parents and sister, Barbara Messner. She is survived by her sons, Eric Smith (Adriana), Steven Kinsey (Bethanie), and Brian Kinsey (Jackie); grandchildren, Emily & Sam Kinsey and Melanie Smith; She is also survived by her nephew, Mark Messner, and niece, Michelle Messner; uncle and aunt, Issac and Dorothy Roberts, as well as many extended family members and friends. A memorial service will be held
on Saturday, August 12, 2017, 2 p.m. at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses located at 5969 Booker T. Washington Hwy in Rocky Mount, VA. Condolences & memorials can be sent to her sons attention (Steven) at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, 665 S. Main St, Rocky Mount, VA 24151.