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Karen Faye Laprade

Karen LapradeKaren Faye Laprade, age 54 of Penhook passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018. She is survived by her parents, William Sr., and Jewell Laprade; brother,
William H. Laprade Jr., (Marlene); sister, Teresa Bernard (Sammy); nephews, Josh Hale (Tracy) and Seth Bernard; great-nephews, Mason and Maclin; special friend and companion, Todd Grindstaff; special friends, Brondwyn Sheffield and Tammy Moushegian; god-daughter, Syndey Sheffield; her dog, Barker; along with many other family and friends. Karen was a member of Cool Springs Christian Church. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Flora Funeral Chapel with Rev. Betty Marshall and Rev. Roy Parker officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Laprade Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the SPCA. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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John Calvin Scott

John ScottJohn Calvin Scott, age 93 of Hardy died Monday, December 3, 2018. Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Beatrice S. Scott; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Scott (Sandra), Claude Scott (Kathy), Gary Scott (Kathy); six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Mr. Scott was a member of Halesford Baptist Church for many years where he served as a Deacon. He was also a United States Army Veteran of World War II. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 1 p.m. Friday with Pastor Melvin Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Vinton. Special thanks to Medi-Hospice and caregivers at Runk and Pratt for their care and concern. His family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Nellie Via Rush

Nellie Via Rush, age 84 of Hardy was born February 9, 1934, and went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 3, 2018. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, A. Frank Rush; her children, F. Dale Joyce, Sheree Major, Hilda Goad, Susan Delong, Polly Prillaman, Harvey Prillaman (Kathy Prillaman), Julie Hubbard (Karl Hubbard), Mary Lou Prillaman; and step-son, Dale Rush. She had 17 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. With a heart full of love, she assisted with 27 foster children. She was preceded in death by her ather and mother, Fred and Lessie Via; and sister, Hazel Hale (Roy Hale). Surviving sisters are, Ann Sigmon (Laymond) and Ada Beeghly (Bobby). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Paul E. Corn

1Paul CornPaul E. Corn, age 87 of Rocky Mount died Sunday, December 9, 2018. He was born in 1931 and grew up in Southern Indiana. He is survived by these members of his immediate family, his loving wife, Billie Husemann Corn; a sister, Fern Crecelius of Woodlands, Texas; Bill and Angela Flora Corn, son and daughter-in-law of Franklin County; their children and his grandchildren, Aaron, Brittany and Jessica; Jeanne Ketchum, daughter, her children and his grandchildren, Katlynn and Jonathan. Dr. Corn was an elder in the Rocky Mount Presbyterian Church and formerly an elder in the Colonial Presbyterian Church in Roanoke. He has taught Sunday School lessons for many years as a Baptist, a Methodist, and Presbyterian. He is now a member of Rocky Mount Christian Church. As an educator of some 30 years he has served as a high school teacher, college administrator, university professor and public school administrator. He retired from the Franklin County Public Schools, where he may be remembered as a former principal of Rocky Mount and Henry Elementary Schools and Director of Research for Franklin County Schools. Dr. Corn migrated from Indiana to Virginia in 1966 to accept a position as a professor of Higher Education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk. Desiring a more rural environment for themselves and their children, he and Billie moved to Franklin County in late 1974. A man of letters, having received a PhD in 1966 from Indiana University in the study of higher education and American literature, he has continued writing articles and has published four books: two are religious studies: Our Roots of Faith and Prima Facie Evidence. . .; a novel, A Good Killin’ on Peaceful Ridge, and an autobiography: Cornflakes. There are free copies of his books available to any interested reader attending the memorial service at the Flora Funeral Home in Rocky Mount. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2018 with Rev. Matthew Ricks officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a church of choice, YMCA, or 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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Glen Edwin Leckie

Glen LeckieGlen Edwin Leckie, age 85 of Wirtz died Monday, December 10, 2018. Surviving are his wife, Kay F. Leckie; children, Lynda Leckie D’Angeillio (Bob), Laina Leckie Thomason (Trevor), Nancy Jennings, Bo White, J. Scott White; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Glen loved animals and the outdoors. He was an avid hiker when his health permitted. Glen proudly served his county in the United States Army and his career expanded many years with IBM and Lockheed Martin which lead to his involvement with the NASA project to land the first man on the moon. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed. Glen also attended Halesford Baptist Church. A memorial service will be held at Halesford Baptist Church at a later date. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.