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Calvin Walter Willard

Calvin WillardCalvin Walter Willard of Moneta, VA, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, surrounded by family. Calvin was born July 30, 1938, in Franklin County, VA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eula Nance Willard, with whom he shared over 40 wonderful years; his mother and father, Virginia Robertson Willard and Walter L. Willard; and one stepgrandson, John M. Bower. Calvin was a strong Christian, making his family, friends and community his first priority. His common sense made him a scholar in his world, including to his family and friends. Calvin provided for his family by farming, the carpentry trade, and as a very familiar name in the auctioneer business throughout Southwest Virginia, all with pride and a smile. No one worked harder with three simultaneous careers. After a hard day’s work, you could find Calvin at the local country music dances on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday nights; he had a gifted voice singing gospel songs. Calvin’s legacy continues through his family and friends. Calvin’s friendliness was contagious, capturing many friends, and he was always helping others. This earned him what he called “wealth” and he should be judged very wealthy, according to the many family and friends he helped. Calvin is survived by his sisters, Betty Willard Robinson (Leo) and Carolyn Willard Shires (Bill), his brother,
Ronald L. Willard (Kris), stepdaughter Manville Nance Bower, nieces Kimberly Willard Waters (Parker), Heather Wilson Montgomery (Brandon), nephews Dwayne Robinson (Jodie), Ronald L. Willard II (Sara), Walter L. Willard II (Megan), William A. Shires, Jim Sturgill III (Amy), stepgranddaughter Anne Travis (Chris), stepgrandson Paul D. Bower (Sarah), and several aunts and uncles on both sides of his family. He was also blessed with several great nieces and nephews, plus several step great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at Flora Funeral Services at 665 S. Main Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151, on Saturday, November 17, at 11 a.m., with Minister Steve Pasley officiating. Visitation will be Friday, November 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. Interment in the Dillon, McGuire, Willard Memorial Gardens will follow the service. The family would like to thank Pam Turpin, administrator of Runk & Pratt Memory Care in Lynchburg, VA, and her fabulous staff, as well as the wonderful staff from Seven Hills Hospice in Lynchburg, VA. Memorial donations may be made to Mount Ivy Christian Church Building Fund, 5120 Scruggs Rd., Moneta, VA, 24121, and Seven Hills Hospice at 2250 Murrell Rd. #2, Lynchburg, VA, 24501. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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James T. (Jimmy) Hogan

James HoganJames T. (Jimmy) Hogan, 81, of Rocky Mount, VA, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Jimmy was born August 23, 1937 to the late Killis B. and Ada M. Hogan of Gretna. He was retired after 51+ years of service as a truck driver. He was a dedicated, faithful and loyal employee everywhere he worked. Jimmy was a simple man who loved his family; always willing to help, never too busy to stop and lend a hand to anyone in time of need and enjoyed watching TV. He was content and happy in his life. He was a member of Furnace Creek Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Brenda Kay Hogan; sister, Bernice Hardy; and brothers, Carl and Wayne Hogan. Jimmy is survived by his wife, Virginia; two children, Timmy Hogan (Darnell Brown) and Bonnie Renick (Coy); grandchildren, Bradley and Shannon Quinn (Leslie), Dakota Hogan (Renee Asquith) and Seajay Meador (Brian); great-grandchildren, Emma, Caleb, Holland, and Hogan Quinn, Cayleigh, Kaylynne and Jason Hogan, and Eli Meador; sister, Aleise Matherly; and many special nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all who knew him, but grieve not for the time has come for him to go rest high on that mountain. Now he can rest and be at peace with no more pain. A funeral service (Celebration of Life) will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2018 at Furnace Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Ricky Hogan
officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m. Monday at Franklin Memorial Park with Pastor Philip Bramblet officiating. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Furnace Creek Baptist Church at 975 Scuffling Hill Road, Rocky Mount, VA 24151. The family would also like to extend a special thank you to Carilion Hospice and all the family and friends who were there for them plus the many prayers during his time of illness. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Becky McCall

RebeccaMcCallBecky McCall of Hardy, VA, left this world on November 13, 2018. She was born August 28, 1955 in Radford, VA. She was preceded in death by her mother, Annie Myers, and is survived by her husband, soul mate and best friend Johnny McCall, father Tommy Myers of Christiansburg, brother Dan Myers (Bonnie) also of Christiansburg, brother John Myers (Eileen) of Staunton, step daughter Jennifer Kennedy (Dave) of Roanoke, step son Bradley McCall of Wirtz, mother-in-law Dove McCall of Rocky Mount, sister-in-law Vivian Norkus (Joe) also of Rocky Mount. In addition, she is survived by four step grandchildren, three nieces and one nephew. She attended Virginia Tech and Mary Washington College where she graduated with a degree in American Studies in 1977, and received her teaching certificate from Radford College. Becky taught high school math for 30 years
and retired from Franklin County High School in 2010. After retirement, she worked part time at McCall Insurance Agency in Rocky Mount. She loved to
travel and she loved her dachshunds Chester, Skippy and Daphne. If anyone is so inclined, donations in her name can be made to the Franklin County Humane Society, 18401 Virgil Goode Hwy, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 in lieu of flowers and food. In Becky's honor, a reception will be held from 4-6 pm on Sunday, November 18, at the Westlake Golf Club, 360 Chestnut Creek Dr, Hardy, VA. A special thank you to the staff in the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Neuro Trauma Intensive Care Unit, and the Palliative Care Unit, as well as the fine folks with Carilion Hospice. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount. 

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Renee Lori Wike

wikeRenee Lori Wike, age 56 of Martinsville and formerly of California, died peacefully on Monday, November 12, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johna and Betty Wike. Surviving are her sisters, Gina Wike, Kimberly Merriman (Mike), and Betsy Mason (Darrell); nieces and nephews, Michael, Maria, Ethan, and Marybeth; great-nephew, Rafael; and special friends from California, Karen, Chris, Lisa, and Dave. Special thanks to Franklin Health and Rehab for their care and concern. Services will be private but her family will receive friends on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Alice Waller Stoneman

Alice StonemanAlice Waller Stoneman, age 91 of Rocky Mount died Monday, November 12, 2018. She was born February 17, 1927 to the late Waldo “Jack” and Alma W. Waller. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Stoneman; son, Michael L. Stoneman; grandson, Ken Stoneman; and one brother, Frank M. Waller. Surviving are her children, Richard K. “Dickie” Stoneman (Ann), Gary L. Stoneman (Jan), Trenda S. Robertson (Doug); daughter-in-law, Rosemary C. Stoneman; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five great-great- grandchildren; and sister, Edna W. Boone. Mrs. Stoneman retired from Franklin Memorial Hospital with 22 years of service. She was also a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2 p.m. Friday with Pastor Philip Crandall officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Hill United
Methodist Church, 2300 McNeil Mill Road, Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
or to SPCA. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at
Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.