Jean Ella VandeLinde, age 84 of Moneta died Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Halesford Baptist Church. Her family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the church. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Gerald E. Perry, 78, of Hilton Head Isl, SC and Smith Mtn. Lake, VA passed away June 1, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Mary Catherine; as well as, Jeff and Linda Perry, David and Julie Perry, Jim and Missy Perry, Renea and Andrew Miller; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his best friend, Edward. A Celebration of Gerald's Life is planned for 2:00 pm, June 27, at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Isl, SC 29928. Memorial gifts may be made to the foundation of your choice. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount, Va.
Myrtle Young Burgess, 94, of Boones Mill was born February 28, 1923 and passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett L. Burgess; daughter, Geralene A. Burgess; parents Milton and Una Young; sisters, Gladys Y. Bussey, Hazel Y. Burgess, Ruth Y. Austin; brother, Buford T. Young; brothers-in- law, Paul Bussey, Raymond Burgess; nephew, Brian Austin. Myrtle is survived by her daughter, Marie B. Akers; son-in- law, Al K. Akers; grandson, Kevin T. Akers; granddaughter-in- law, Kimberly A. Akers; brothers and sister-in- law, Ralph and Etta Mae Young, David and Juanita Young; brother-in- law Buren Austin; several nieces and nephews. Myrtle was a member of Fairview Church of the Brethren. She spent her employment at Cooper Wood Products as a Quality Inspector, where she retired from after 24 years to care for her ailing husband. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Mountain View Memorial Park with Pastor Stan Parris officiating. The family requests no food and flowers can be sent to Flora Funeral Service in Rocky Mount Virginia, 24151. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
James Ronnie Scott, age 79 of Rocky Mount passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at his home. He was born on July 11, 1937 to the late Louvader Bowling Scott and James Ervin Scott. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Meda S. Turner (Darrell); and one brother, Herman Scott. Ronnie was a lifelong carpenter, helping many in the community to build and remodel. He was involved with and a member of the Waidsboro Ruritan Club for years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and had a great love for his granddaughters. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Annie Adelle Scott; three children, Wanda (Rodney), Kalvin (Teresa), Loretta (Todd); four granddaughters, Whitney, Michaela, Brianne, Chelsie; sister, Lovene Furrow (Glen); sister-in- law, Mae Scott; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Marco Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to New Life Baptist Church. Special thanks to Carilion Hospice for their care and concern. His family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Carolyn Jean Jefferson, 67 of Rocky Mount was born November 19, 1949 and departed this life on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 and now resides in her Heaven with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Elvin and Alberta Virginia Jefferson. Surviving are her sisters, Karen Robertson (James) and Sharon Frommel (Carey); brother, Joseph Jefferson, Jr; many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind many friends who will forever cherish her memory. Carolyn was a member of Rocky Mount Christian Church. She retired from MW/Ply Gem Windows and was a dedicated employee for 42 years. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017 with Pastor Philip Bramblet officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.