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Nancy Lucille Hardy

Nancy Lucille Hardy “Loving Mother”, age 85 of Rocky Mount went to be
with the Lord on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. She was born March 12,
1932 where she lived most of her life in Rocky Mount, Virginia. Nancy
was preceded in death by her parents, Vernie and Gertha Mullins; brothers
and sisters, Fannie Patrick, Virgie Williams, Flossie Kennedy, Jane
Whitley, Mollie Dover, Ken Mullins and Gilmer Mullins. Surviving are her
loving husband of 35 years, Clyde C. Hardy; children, Eddie Mullins
(Katie), Freddie Wiseman (Lorie), Clementine Divers (Art), Susan Mitchell
Ober (Kenny); step-sons, Mike Hardy and Doug Hardy; grandchildren,
Ryan Mullins, Jeremy Mullins, Ronnie Mitchell, Jr., Katie Mitchell,
Mellissa Divers, Daphne Divers Tilley, Tracy Hardy; many great-
grandchildren; brothers and sister, Harold Mullins (Judy), Junior Mullins
(Brenda), Charlene Stacy (Harry). Funeral services will be conducted from
Flora Funeral Chapel 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Ronald Coleman
officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Her family
will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation
Center, Rocky Mount.

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Bettina Davis Divers

BettinaDiversBettina Davis Divers, age 90 of Rocky Mount was born on September 1,
1927 and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Bettina
retired from MW Manufactures with 44 years of service and was a lifetime
member of Rocky Mount Christian Church. She is preceded in death by her
parents, Arthur and Virginia Davis; her husband, James Roy Divers;
daughter, Bettina Bratton; grandson, Robert Bratton; sisters, Ruby (Ed)
Sheppard, Evelyn (Garland) Hunt; and brothers, John (Mary) Davis, and
Ben (Beulah) Davis. Surviving are her son, James Arthur (Clementine)
Divers; grandchildren, Mellissa Divers, Daphne Divers Tilley, Jennifer
Fox, and James Butler. Also surviving are eight great-grandchildren; and
many nieces and nephews (Special to her heart, Ethan Divers and Kamryn
Via). Finally, special niece and helpful family member, JoAnn Boone.
Memorial services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Rocky Mount Christian
Church with Pastor Matthew Ricks officiating. Her family will receive
friends beginning at 1 p.m. prior to the service on Sunday at the church.
Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky
Mount.

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Melvin Lee Owen

Melvin Lee Owen, 89, of Callaway, Virginia, passed away Friday, January
12, 2018. He was born July 17, 1928 in Bedford County, Virginia. He lived
most of his life in Callaway, with the last 3 years in the care of Richfield
Recovery and Care Center in Salem. Melvin was a member of Fairmont
Baptist Church. Melvin is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Gertrude
(Trudy) Green Owen and their four children. Bobby (Rhonda) of
Christiansburg; Randy (Delana) of Nashville, Tennessee and their children
Olivia and Silas; Richard (Rebecca) of Reston, Virginia and their son
Carson; and Regina Owen Valerio (Paul) of Congers, New York. Funeral
services will be held at 2 PM on Monday, January 15 at Flora Funeral
Service in Rocky Mount. Visitation with the family will begin at 1 PM
before the service. Burial will follow at Mountain View Memorial Park in
Boones Mill. Donations are suggested to Meals on Wheels of Roanoke
Valley League of Older Americans.

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Thomas Calvin Poff, Sr.,

Thomas Calvin Poff, Sr., age 81 of Boones Mill passed away Saturday,
January 13, 2018 at home with his family by his side. He was preceded in
death by his parents, William and Virgie Poff; and brothers, William B.
Poff and Lewis Poff. He is survived by his wife, Helen Poff; sons, Calvin
Poff, Danny Poff (Rhonda) and Kenny Poff (Kim); grandchildren, Ashley
Poff and Logan Poff; sister, Patty Bailey; and many friends. Funeral
services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 11 a.m. Tuesday
with Pastor Danny Poff officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain
View Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Carilion
Hospice of Franklin County. His family will receive friends one hour prior
to the service at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky
Mount.

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Mary “Elizabeth” H. English

MaryEnglishMary “Elizabeth” H. English, age 87 of Rocky Mount passed away on
Saturday, January 13, 2018 meeting her Lord and Savior and many loved
ones. Elizabeth worked at J.P. Stevens plant for 51 years before retiring.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Archie; mother and
father, Eura and George Hodges; sisters, Pauline Holcomb and Lucille
Jones; brothers, Junior, Dalton and Walter. She is survived by her sons,
Barry English and wife Margaret, Gary English and wife Melody;
grandchildren, Terry English, Amy English, Donovan English, Siobhan
Hale, Tara Martin, Vanessa Burnette, Stephanie Kirk, Jason Matney,
Steven Matney, Katelynn Matney, Parker May; and several great-
grandchildren. The family also likes to express appreciation and gratitude
to Elizabeth’s special caregiver, Macie Boitnott who has become family to
us. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2 p.m.
Tuesday with Pastor John Collins officiating. Interment will follow in
Franklin Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Monday
at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.