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Kenneth Wayne Powell

Kenneth Wayne Powell, 67 of Rocky Mount passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Funeral Services will be private. Arrangements by Flora
Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Morris G. Stephenson

Morris G. Stephenson, age 81 of Ferrum died Thursday, October 19, 2017. A memorial service will be held in his honor Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. at The Harvester. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Okey Wayne Bowman

Okey Wayne Bowman, 79, of Callaway, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017 in his home. He was born November 7, 1937. He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Mohler) Bowman, sons, Dwight and Vanessa of Callaway, Clayton and Marla, of Westphalia, KS, Clifford and Debra, of Callaway and Marcus of Callaway, eleven grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, brothers, Elwood and Catherine, Eldon and Brenda, Galen and Vickie, sister, Wylenia and Wayne Layman, brother-in- law, Randolph and Arlene Brunk, sister-in- law, Lois Jean Mohler, brother-in- law, J.D. and Gay Mohler and many nephews and nieces. Okey was preceded in death by a son, Delbert Bowman, his parents, Ezra and Annie (Montgomery) Bowman, sister, Rebecca Brunk and one great-granddaughter, Sierra Heck. Funeral services will be conducted at Mountain View Old German Baptist Brethren Church, 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 23, 2017 with the Home Brethren officiating. His family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday, 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and viewing prior to the service on Monday, all at the church. Interment will follow in Franklin Clearview Cemetery. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Ozell Young Ayers

OzellAyersOzell Young Ayers, age 70 of Ferrum passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Ferrum and member of Twin Oaks
Baptist Church. She served as the Resident’s Representative at Rocky Mount Rehab Center where she resided in recent years. She was a foster mother to 14 children and she also cared for her twin sister, Izell Young Maxey for 11 years. She enjoyed gardening and homemaking. She always put others before herself and loved her children and grandchildren. Ms. Ayers was preceded in death by her parents, Reba Booth Young and Roy Young; twin sister, Izell Maxey; brother, Frank Young; sisters, Gladys Whitlow and Mary Young; nephew, Bobby Young. Surviving are her son, Kenny Ayers (Tracy); daughter, Wanda Ayers Manning (Dwayne); grandchildren, Brittany Smith, Lance Ayers, Brooklyn Smith, Lilly Ayers, Casslyn Manning, Dusty Manning; nieces, Temple Turner Guler, Reba Hancock, Donna Young; nephew, Jason Whitlow. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 11 a.m. Friday. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Her family will receive friends 6-8 p.m.
Thursday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Ronald Lee Burroughs

Ronald BurroughsAfter a long and courageous battle with cancer, our Lord has called Ron home. He was born November 29, 1949 in Roanoke, VA and was the son of William (Bill) and Alice Burroughs. He graduated from William Fleming High School in 1968, and then he joined the United States Army from 1969 - 1972. He was stationed with the 2nd Bat 508th ABN Infantry, 82nd ABN Division in Fort Bragg, NC. He fought for our country in the Vietnam War with the 1st Battalion 69th Armor Infantry Division in AHN/KHE, South Vietnam. He moved to Franklin County in 1978. He worked for Franklin Auto Parts for 10 years. He then went on to work at the Franklin County Sheriff's Department in Communications 9-1- 1 for 26 years. He retired on April 1, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Peggy, whom he called the love of his life; three daughters, Catherine Burroughs, Karen Burroughs, and Robin Morris (Robert) and one son, Kevin Burroughs; three stepdaughters, Cyndi Furrow (Calvin), Terri Prillaman (Matthew) and Kristal Brazauskas (William); one brother, Billy Burroughs (Linda) and one sister Patricia Epperly (Garry); five granddaughters, one great grandson, three step granddaughters, one step grandson, two step great-granddaughters and one step great-grandson. Ron was a member of the Rocky Mount Moose Lodge #155 for 35 years. He was an exceptional person who loved people. He loved his job and everyone he worked with. Last but not least, he was an avid fan of John Wayne. A special thank you to the staff at Medi Health Home Hospice and his step children for making it possible for him to spend his last days at home. Visitation will be at Flora Funeral Service on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 6 to 8. His funeral will be on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Gene Gillette officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park with full military honors. Go spread your wings, my love; you are healed now. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.