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Betty Jean Young

Betty Jean Young, age 87 of Rocky Mount passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Graveside services will be conducted 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Franklin Memorial Park. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Walter Gordon “Potts” Cundiff

WalterCundiffWalter Gordon “Potts” Cundiff, age 88 of Rocky Mount left this earth to being his eternal life with his Lord and Savior on Friday, August 17, 2018. He was born on September 26, 1929 as the only child of the late Charlie Gordon Cundiff and Ada Pasley Cundiff. In 2005, he lost his wife of 56 years, Jane Ellen Abshire Cundiff. Many stories were told about his escapades driving over Grassy Hill to Boones Mill during their courtship. Potts is survived by his only child, Annette Cundiff Board and his “favorite son-in-law” Benny Board; and his much loved grandson and namesake, Walter Benjamin Board. Our papa was a blessing to us and guided us with his generous love, wisdom, kindness, and optimism. He is also survived by his sisters-in- law, Jackie Abshire and Marie Abshire; nieces, nephews and many faithful friends. Potts graduated from Rocky Mount High School in 1946 and until his illness still
enjoyed a monthly lunch with some of his classmates. He was a lifelong member of Rocky Mount United Methodist Church and a founding member of Franklin County Rescue Squad. He worked at Norfolk and Western Railroad for over 42 years as a welder and fabricator until his retirement in 1990. Throughout his life Potts enjoyed furniture making with his father, hunting, fishing, long talks on the porch, “do-licious” food, beach trips and belly laughs. He looked forward to Thursday’s at DQ with good music and special friends. We will never forget his hilarious sense of humor and his
sweet boyish smile. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Monday, August 20, 2018 at Rocky Mount United Methodist Church followed by services at 2 p.m. officiated by Rev. William Waller. Burial will follow at Mountain View Memorial Park. Those wishing to make a memorial, please consider the building fund at Rocky Mount United Methodist Church, 35 North Main Street, Rocky Mount, Va. 24151.
Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Virginia Annette Saul

VirginiaSaulVirginia Annette Saul, age 83 of Rocky Mount, passed quietly on Thursday morning August 16, 2018 in her sleep and was embraced by the arms of her Lord and Savior and greeted by her husband, Earl Saul; her parents, TL and Geneva Whitlow; her baby brother, R.J.; and special aunt, Virginia Agee; and many other family and friends. Mom was a hard working woman. She married dad in December of 1951 and they lived in Callaway. She carried buckets of water from the spring for all things and chopped her wood for her kitchen stove. She worked beside dad in the garden, hayfields, and the farm, and still took care of all the duties of a housewife and mother. Mom and Dad owned and operated Saul’s Grocery at Six Mile Post in the 60’s. Mom started her first public job in the mid 70’s at Virginia Apparel Corp. and retired after 20 years of employment. She was a member of New Hope Methodist Church for over 40 years and was a Lay Speaker, a Lay Leader and Secretary for the UMW. We have never heard anyone say a bad
word about mom. She was a kind, carrying and loving woman. She always greeted people with a smile and hello. She is dearly loved by many not just her family. She loved her flowers, sunshine, bluegrass music, western shows and ice cream. Surviving are her son and daughter-in- law, Carlton and Kay Saul; daughters and son-in-law, Carolyn Saul, Sharon and Jerry Trammell; grandchildren, Natasha Saul and Gary Prater, Jackson Saul, Richard and Heather Ferguson, Jessica Ferguson, Ashley, Sandra and Katherine Altice; great-grandchildren, Katelyn Ferguson and Cameron Ingle, Richard Ferguson, Jr., Brenden Saul, Wyatt and Nathan Prater; brother, Roger and Irla Whitlow; sisters-in-laws, Helen Wray, Leatha and Floyd Wheeler; aunt, Mattie Massey; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Her family suggest in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to New Hope UMC or Carilion Hospice of Franklin County. Funeral services will be conducted at Flora Funeral Chapel, 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 19, 2018 with Rev. Amy Pannell and Rev. Marshall Banks officiating. Interment will follow in the Cooper Family Cemetery. Her family will receive friends 6-8 pm Saturday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount and other times at the home Carlton Saul.

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Charles David Wagner

Charles WagnerCharles David Wagner, age 77, went home to be with the Lord, peacefully on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Preceding him in death were his parents, Horace Jefferson Wagner and Ocie Gay Wagner; brothers, Curtis Wagoner and Howard (infant), sister Alpha Hale. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Nancy Turner Wagner; his children, Jeff Wagner (Jackie) and Gerald Wagner (B.J.); grandchildren, Tyler and Madison Wagner; siblings, Albert Wagoner (Pauline), James Wagoner (Thelma), Voleria Cundiff (Bill), Esther Waller (Junior); also are several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Charles was a devoted husband, loving
father and grandfather, selfless, and a great friend. Throughout his life, Charles worked many jobs from school bus driver to cabinet builder, but he was a carpenter for most of his life.

He served as a police officer for 27 years and served on the Franklin County Board of Supervisors for 20 years. Charles was involved in public service most of his life also served on many other Boards, too numerous to mention. He was an active member of the Crossroads Ruritans and Rocky Mount Veterans Park. He was also a lifelong Christian. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Living Waters Assembly of God with Pastor Roger Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Jeremiah Turner Cemetery located in Patrick County, VA. The family will receive friends at Living Waters Church, 5-8 p.m. Friday. Flowers are accepte or memorials may be made to Crossroads Ruritan Club. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Vernon E. Jamison

Vernon E. Jamison, 89 of Boones Mill, Virginia passed away Monday morning August 13, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born September 28, 1928 in Roanoke Virginia near the Cave Spring Area. He was a member of the Old German Baptist Brethren Church and a faithful witness in his church and the community. He was a master gardener, and shared his produce with many. He will be remembered for his willingness to help those in need. Surviving are his six daughters, Doris & Ronnie Filbrun of Pendleton Indiana, Nancy Jamison of Boones Mill, Karen & Alvin King of Elida Ohio, Edna and Carlton Brubaker of Boones Mill, Elsie & Kent Garber of New Paris Ohio, Pauline & Melvin Ronk of Wirtz; 19 grandchildren; four step grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 20 step great-grandchildren. Also, surviving are his brothers: Joel (Fannie) and Ellis (Rachel) Sisters: Annie Bowman, Fannie Brunk, and Bertha May (Marvin Brubaker). Preceding him in death were his loving wife Frances of 62 years, his infant twin sons, Lynn Samuel & Glen Henry; two grandsons, Seth Leon & Kent Eugene Brubaker; great-grand-daughter, Molly Filbrun & great grandson, Elliot Jamison. His parents, Henry & Ida Jamison; his brothers, Emory (Elizabeth), Lloyd (Betty); sister Nannie (Charlie) Austin; his in-laws Clyde & Maggie Beckner; brothers- in-law, Levi Bowman, John Brunk, Paul (Hazel) Beckner, Lewis (Rachel) Beckner, Sister in-law Mary (Eldon Wolf, David Bayer).

Funeral services will be conducted at Mountain View Old German Baptist Brethren Church (249 Dugwell Rd, Boones Mill) at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 17, 2018 by the Home Brethren. Burial will follow in church cemetery. His family will receive friends from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, 2:00 - 5:00 & 6:00 - 9:00 p.m Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mountain View Church or charity of your choice.