Claudia Ann Dembinski, age 73 of Wirtz passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Cira Witte; Claudia is survived by her husband, Stanley; daughters, Sonya Lovett (Michael) and Samantha Cruz (Oscar); six grandchildren, Tyler Sanders, Zachary Sanders, Eric Lovett, Hunter Norz, Emily Cruz and Sara Cruz; sister, Marilyn Bird. Claudia retired from Rutgers University as an Administrative Assistant. She was also the secretary for the Jersey Girls of Smith Mountain Lake. The family request memorials be made to Gentle Shepard Hospice, 6045 Peters Creek Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019. Memorial services will be conducted at Flora Funeral Chapel, (Rocky Mount) 6:00 p.m., Saturday June 23, 2018 with Chaplain Rick Poland officiating. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount. 665 South Main Street Rocky Mount, VA. 24151
William Toby Walker, 51, of Callaway Virginia died Saturday, June 16th, 2018. He was born in Gastonia, North Carolina son of Ann Walker and the late William (Bill) Walker. He is survived by his two daughters, Alicia Walker and Robin Walker. He is preceded in death by both grandparents, Mary and AC Walker as well as Elizabeth and Gene Reese all of Gastonia, North Carolina. He was an avid fisher, hunter, and enjoyed being outdoors with his beloved pet, Remington. There will be no service and his ashes will be spread by his immediate family, over several counties, in places he loved. Please consider making a donation to Hunters For the Hungry in his memory. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Junior Carl Shively age 88 of Ferrum died peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Thursday, June 14, 2018. He was a retired mechanic at Franklin County Landfill. He was a devoted dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa. He was a talented singer and musician. He loved hunting, fishing, and playing setback with his friends and family. He was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church and loved his church family. He was born on June 7, 1930 to the late Luther and Jathinia Shively. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta Shively. Also preceding him in death was his brothers, Robert, Murphy, and Emmett and his sisters Nannie Bell Trail, Meda Gillispie, Lola Johnson, Betty Martin, and Vira Shively. His family was the joy of his life. He is survived by his children Margie Bowling (Wayne), Regena Shively (Danny Jones), Christel Scott (Glenn), David Shively (Rachel) and Tim Shively (Cindy). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jonathan Scott (Alla), Shannon Bowling (Tonya), Kevin Bowling (Heather), Amanda Blankenship (Denny), Sara Padilla (Carlos), and great-grandchildren Alexander Scott, Courtney Bowles, Brent Bowling, Emily Bowling, Hayden Bowling, Daniel Bowling, William Law, and Gabriela Padilla. Surviving also are his sisters-in-law Nadine Scott and Patsy Carter (Roger) and special hunting friends Lester Shively and Billy Talley. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2018 with Rev. Barry Cundiff and Chaplain Rick Poland. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to Mill Creek Baptist Church of Henry, VA. His family will receive friends from 6-8 pm. Monday at Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount. The family acknowledges with gratitude his caregivers Melody Clifton, Missy Upchurch, Melissa Hodges, Lynn Harrison, and the hospice team that cared for him during his illness. A special thank you to Cindy Shively who cared for him as a medical professional and loving daughter-in-law. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
David Keith McCallister, 87 years old passed away on May 22, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He lived at Smith Mountain Lake, Penhook, VA for the past 25 years with his wife Marti who preceded him in death 2 months ago. “Shiner" as he was affectionally known on the lake was a U.S. Air Force veteran and an avid fisherman. Surviving family members include a son, John-Thomas; step-son, Stuart Williams; and sister, Carol Salvati of Gig Harbor, WA. His memorial service will be held at Penhook United Methodist Church (29 Morgan’s Fork Rd) on Saturday June 23th at 11:00 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Penhook United Methodist Church or Alzheimer’s Research (“BrightFocus”). Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Glenn Wray Furrow, age 85 of Rocky Mount passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018. He was predeceased by his parents, Eldridge and Nellie Furrow; brothers, Stafford (Bertha) and Maymon (Phyllis); sister, Arnita (Bob) Mason; brothers-in-law, Duke Motley, Herman and Ronnie Scott; sister-in-law, Meda (Darrell) Turner. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lorene; daughters, Mary C. Furrow, Joyce (Cecil) Mason, Glenda (Jeff) Hunt; sister, Bevelene Motley; sisters-in-law, Mae and Adele Scott; grandson, Trevor Hunt; step-grandchildren, Doug (Becky) Mason and Deanna Tembo; five step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Story Creek Baptist Church 2 p.m. Wednesday with Pastor Ronnie Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The viewing will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Story Creek Baptist Church Benevolence Fund or the Waidsboro Ruritan Club. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.