Allen Lee Martin, age 52 of Rocky Mount died Friday, February 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Billy Ray Martin. He is survived by his mother, Carolyn Sue Palmer; two daughters, Samantha and Rebecca; three grandchildren, Gracie, Guile and Jaiden; sisters and brother- in-law, Tammy Hodges, BJ and Gerald Wagner, Tina and Darrell Wimmer; along with nieces and nephews. Private graveside services will be held. His family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Monday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully ask that donations made to assist with expenses. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Matthew David Campbell, 27 of Glade Hill, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
Though his years on this earth were few, he filled them with love, laughter, and kindness. Matthew
is survived by his mother, Judy Tosh Young; father, Kenneth Campbell (Kathy); sisters Marla
Walker (Dexter) Deborah White (Step), Theresa “Teri” Harrison (Mike), Kathleen Walton (John),
Patricia Kitchen (Scott), Amy Gladden (Tommy), and Julie Rector; girlfriend, Danielle Moon; and
several family members, friends, and loved ones. He had a special bond with his beloved “little
sister,” Ainsley Walker, who looked up to Matthew and considered him her big brother. Matthew
was born two months early in Riverside Hospital in Newport News. He weighed a little over three
pounds and for seven months had a heart monitor (each beep sent his mom into a panic). Matthew
loved working out, fishing, cheering on the Redskins, watching documentaries, and hanging out with
his friends and family. He was greeted into heaven by his late special dad, Bill Young; grandfathers,
George Tosh and Herman Neville; aunt, Sandra Coleman; and uncle, Jimmy Keatts. The family will
receive friends at Flora Funeral Home in Rocky Mount on Saturday, February 10, from 6 pm to 8
pm. A funeral service at Flora will be held Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm followed by a
graveside service at Arrington Cemetery at Crafts Church in Glade Hill. Matthew’s generous and
thoughtful spirit will be remembered forever. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can
never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” (Helen Keller) Arrangements by Flora
Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Lorie Beth Hale Perdue, age 44 of Wirtz passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, February 8, 2018. She was preceded in death by her mother, Vicki D. Long; step-father, Aubrey Long; grandmother, Joyce Hale; grandfather, Raymon Hale, Sr.; aunt, Susie Overfelt; uncle, Raymon Hale, Jr.; cousin; Raymon Hall. She is survived by her children, Tyler Hale-Camp and Katelynn Austin; brothers, Michael Wayne Roope (Cathy), Billy Hudson (Cynthia), Timmy Crowder (Debbie); nieces and nephews, Hannah Roope, Hollie Roope, Emily Roope, Amanda Roope, Mikey Roope, Amber Hudson, Brooke Hudson; aunts and uncles, John Hale, Sr.(Pat), Nina Huffman, Lelia (Peanut) Jewell (Edward), Michael Hale. Her family request in lieu of flowers donations be made to Carilion Hospice of Franklin County. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Bobby Kermit Hodges, age 77 of Rocky Mount died Thursday, February 8, 2018. He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Carlton L. Hodges; mother and father, James and Kate Hodges. Bobby is survived by his wife, Ann H. Hodges; daughter-in- law, Susan Hodges; granddaughter, Caitlin Abelseth (Jacob); grandson, Zachary Hodges (Tori); brother, Jerry Hodges (Nickey); sister, Hilda Ferguson; one niece and one nephew; lots of nieces and nephews on Ann’s side of the family; also a large church family that he loved also. Bobby loved to fish, play softball, pitch horse shoes, play corn hole and bowl. He and one of his best friends, Hambone loved to carry aluminum cans to the junk yard to make money to use at Doe Run Church. He loved people everywhere, and he coached boy’s softball teams (they only had to attend church two Sundays a month). He also played softball with his son for Doe Run. And he made a joyful noise (singing) in the church choir for years. Bobby was a Deacon, then he became an Elder of the church continuing as long as he could. He worked with Lords Acre for years, and he loved to make apple butter for the church as a money making project. Bobby was a loving father and dearly loved husband. Bobby testified every opportunity that came along and the one question he would leave with everyone…Do you go to church and do you know my Jesus? Funeral services will be conducted from Doe Run Christian Church 2:00 p.m. Monday with Rev. Michael Stump officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. His family will receive friends starting at 12:30 p.m. to the service on Monday at Doe Run Christian Church. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Herman J. Chaney went to be with the Lord on February 8, 2018. He was born on February 17, 1947 in Eastwood, KY. He is preceded in death by his parents, Morgan and Edith Chaney; brothers, Richard (Dick), Harold, Carl, and Tracy Chaney. He is survived by his wife, Rose Chaney; brothers and sister-in- law, Ray (Margie), Paul (Bonnie), Morgan (Patty), and Bill Chaney; sisters and brothers-in- law, Elizabeth Lane (Ivan), Cathy Metz, Annie Chaney, George (Sue) Cundiff, Jr., Brenda (Larry)Nichols, Virginia Spradlin, Mike (Tammy) Cundiff, Bonnie (Alan) Barnett, Sherry (Wayne) Patterson; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins on both sides of the family. He was a member of VFW Obie D. Minter Post 10840 (Penhook, VA), American Legion Post 6 (Rocky Mount), Isaacs Lodge 29 (Boones Mill, VA). He was currently Post Commander of VFW Post 10840 and District Recruiter for the VFW 5 th District. He was a member of Boones Mill Baptist Church where he served on several committees. He leaves behind a myriad number of people who will miss him greatly. He will be missed on the Rise and Shine (Dick Shoemaker) Cable 12 in Rocky Mount where he made a number of appearances in promoting different causes within the county.
Services will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Flora Funeral Service with Rev. Jim Steele officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin
Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 14 at Flora Funeral Service. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.