Allen “Mac” Wayne McLean, age 78 of Henry went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Mac, a Hopewell, Virginia native, retired from Hercules and afterwards spent his retirement in Franklin County, Virginia. Mac loved to fish, enjoyed his church community (attending Twin Oaks Baptist and Prillaman Baptist), and most importantly cherished his time spent with his dear family. Mac was the best father, grandfather, teacher and mentor. He will greatly be missed by all who knew him. Mac was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Thelma McLean; and his brother, Barry McLean. He is survived by his loving companion, Noeta Sue Blevins; sister, Shirley Swann; and three children, Diane Moots (Russell), Tammy Northam (Mark), and Allen (AW) McLean III. He will be forever remembered and missed by his grandchildren, Christy, Justin (Alexandria), Katie, Matthew, Connor; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Flora Funeral Chapel with Pastor Terry Covey officiating. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Buddy Harold Jordon, age 84, of Ferrum, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018. He also lived in Roanoke for a number of years. He passed away at Roanoke Memorial Hospital with his family by his side. He is the retired Postmaster from the United States Postal Service in Rocky Mount, a United States Army Veteran and was an active member of Fairview Church of the Brethren. His family, friends, church and the outdoors were his life. Buddy was full of life and never idle. As his name would suggest, he never met a stranger and conversation came easy. He was a kind and generous man. Buddy had dear friends of all ages and touched the lives of so many that will miss him dearly. Buddy married his high school sweet heart, Louise Young, and they went on to build a beautiful life together. He is survived by his daughters, Robbie Jordon Leffue and husband Richard Guthrie Leffue of Boones Mill and Carmen Jordon Martin of Roanoke; grandchildren, Bambi Danielle Saul and Scott Sallis, Aija Nicole Saul and Matthew Pagans, Erika Michelle Martin, Jordon (Jordy) Thomas Martin; great- grandchildren, Eric Dishner, Taylor Sallis, Evelyn Jordon Pagans and Cole Thomas Pagans; and his nieces, Debra Rakestraw and husband Larry, Carolyn Perdue, Pam Gibson and Edie Robertson. Funeral services will be conducted at 11am on Saturday, June 9th at Fairview Church of the Brethren with Rev. Jeff Wray officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. His family will be receiving friends on Friday, June 8th from 5-8 pm at Flora Funeral Service, 665 South Main Street, Rocky Mount. (540) 483-3835.
Linda Mae Scalf, age 71 of Rocky Mount died Saturday, June 2, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Dallas E. Scalf; and three sisters. Surviving are her children, Lisa Becerra, Dickie Lee Wilcher, Stephen Wilcher (Betty), Norma Becerra (Manuel), Angel Yetter; step- daughter, Melissa Simmons; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother; two sisters; and brother-in-law, Danny Laprade. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2 p.m. Thursday with Mr. Richard Cheek officiating. Interment will follow in Mill Creek Baptist
Church Cemetery. Her family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Ruth Anderson Shoemaker, age 77 of Rocky Mount, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, June 3, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Myrtle Anderson and her father and mother-in-law, Frank and Paige Shoemaker. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 49 years, Alton E. Shoemaker, her beloved children, Rita and Ricky Shoemaker, her four- legged fur baby, Heidi, brother and sister-in- law, Allen and Lillie Anderson, in-laws, Allen and Nancy Shoemaker, Tommy and Nancy Robertson, Daniel and Judy Hodges, several nieces, a nephew, great nieces and great nephews, many cousins, friends and neighbors. Ruth was a patient, kind and soft spoken lady, who enjoyed the simple things in life. She loved to read, do puzzles, travel and laugh. Her loving words and actions always showed her strong Christian faith. She will be dearly missed by all. Ruth fought a courageous battle, so in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Heart Association or a charity of choice. Funeral services will be conducted at the graveside, Shoemaker-Robertson Family Cemetery, 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018. Her family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Joseph Andrew Ferguson, age 97 of Rocky Mount, known to family and friends as "Jack", passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, June 2,
2018. Born May 24, 1921 in Franklin County he was the son of the late Walter T. Ferguson and Icie Sink Ferguson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of almost 65 years, Nellie Boitnott Ferguson; son Dr. John E. Ferguson; sister, Pernie Ferguson Hetrick; and brother, Wilbur T. Ferguson. Jack is survived by his sister, Jewell Ferguson of Winter Garden Florida; son, Jerry L. Ferguson and wife Jackie of Rocky Mount; daughter-in-law, Dr. Kristi Jo Martinson Ferguson of Iowa City,
Iowa; grandsons, Jerry, Nathan and Andrew Ferguson; granddaughter, Wendy Ferguson Grider and husband John; and great-grandchildren, John Thomas Grider III and Grace Elizabeth Grider; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jack loved the land where he was born and raised, only leaving the family farm to serve in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Jack was a lifelong member of Germantown Brick Church of the Brethren. He spent many years as an active Boy Scout Master and scout leader mentoring several Eagle Scouts. For most of his life Jack grew crops, livestock, and chickens. He succeeded his father on the Roanoke City market and was a regular fixture there for more than 50 years. The family sold eggs and fresh dressed chickens for many years. Later Jack sold produce from a bountiful garden with the help of dear friend Kris Peckman.
He loved his time on the market visiting with friends and customers, always eager to make new acquaintances. Special thanks to Dr. John T. Boone and Carilion Hospice Services of Franklin County. Funeral services will be conducted at Germantown Brick Church of the Brethren 11 a.m. Wednesday with Reverend Bruce E. Huffman officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Germantown Brick Church of the Brethren, 2363 Brick Church Road, Rocky Mount, VA 24151-4017. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount and also one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church.