Harold Lester Willis, 71 of Ferrum passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018.
He was the son of the late Herman and Blanche Willis of Ferrum. He is
survived by his wife of 39 years, Shelby Willis; one brother, Ronald Willis;
daughters, Donna Cannaday (Jeffrey Turner) and Paula Shively (Michael
Hodges); grandchildren, Brian "Wolfman" Hall (Misty), Chelsea
"Neighbor" Neeley, Travis "Chief" Hodges and Caitlyn & "Hotdog" Cannaday;
one great-grandchild, Jacobie "J" Hall; sister-in-law, Mary Jo Hubble
(Ernie); brother-in- law, Alvah Preston (Becky); niece, Rhonda Hester
(Mark); great-nieces, Danielle Holland and Brittney Woods; and numerous
other nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora
Funeral Chapel 2 p.m. Wednesday with Dr. Billy Shively and Rev. John
Ingram officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Wednesday
at Flora Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Harold Lester Willis, 71 of Ferrum passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018.
Tony Cleatis Hall, age 61 of Rocky Mount went to be with the Lord, Monday, January 8, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents,
siblings and a son. He is survived by his wife, Melinda Hall; his children, Kim Hale, Jessica (Bugger) Hodges, Stephanie (Brent) Helton, Ashley (Ryan) Lynch-Doughton and Tony (Shelby) Hall II; his grandchildren, Brighen, Zach, Kaitlin, Blair, Delinda, Phoenix, Karma and Wyatt; one
brother, Gary Hall; many nieces and nephews, and many close friends. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Waidsboro Ruritan Club (370 Ruritan Road, Rocky Mount). His family will receive friends beginning at
2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for final expenses.
Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
James (Jim) A. Morrison, 62, died on Monday January 8, 2018 peacefully in his Smith Mtn. Lake home after a courageous battle with leukemia. He was born on May 14, 1955 in Ogdensburg, NY, son of James S. and the late Dorothy Morrison. Jim grew up in Canton, NY and received a BA degree from SUNY Albany. In 1979 he moved to Roanoke, VA and later became a successful small business owner of United Security and Controls, Inc. and Morrison Mechanical. He enjoyed being a member of the Waterfront County Club, boating, jet skiing, being a hobby meteorologist, enjoying his grandsons and relaxing at Smith Mtn. Lake. He is fondly remembered for his quick whit and his ability to make people laugh. Jim is survived by his wife of 39 years, Theresa (Terry Reasoner); and daughters, Kari Morrison, Atlanta, GA, Kelly (Garrett) Brown, Atlanta, GA, Katie (Ben) Bredenkamp, Charleston, SC; grandsons, Aiden and Kieran Brown; Logan and Cooper Bredenkamp; father, James S. Morrison; siblings, Sheryl
Morrison (Lynn Blackmore), Andy (Sandy) Morrison, Wendy Landreth, Dan (Cammie) Morrison, Dixie (Loren) Widrick, Lori Morrison (Bob Heman), Scott Morrison; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A Memorial Service to celebrate Jim’s life will be held on Saturday, January 13 th at noon at
Resurrection Catholic Church in Moneta, VA followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Caringbridge.org; TheDoorways.org. Special thanks to Blue Ridge Cancer Center, Carilion Memorial Oncology and Richmond VCU Oncology. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount – Smith Mountain Lake.
Shirley Mae Robertson Ellis, 77, of Hardy, VA passed away on January 3, 2018 at her home. She
was born September 22, 1940 to the-late Charlie Woodrow & Grace Pagans Robertson. She was a
member of Oyler's United Methodist Church in Hardy, VA. Prior to an illness beginning in 2005,
Shirley had worked at Kenrose Apparel, and in the housekeeping department at Trinity Mission in
Rocky Mount, VA. In addition to her parents Shirley was preceded in death by a brother, Marion
Charles "Boots" Robertson; a sister, Joyce Jean Robertson Rush; the father of her children Arthur
Bell Ellis; and four nephews. Shirley is survived by her children, Arthur Wayne Ellis, Sr. (Donna) of
Hardy; Grace Faye Ellis Turner (Gary) of Rocky Mount; Ronnie Ray Ellis of Rocky Mount; and Gary
Lee "Chubby" Ellis of the home. Grandchildren, Nicky Ray Ellis (Tabitha) of Hardy; Arthur
Wayne Ellis, Jr. (Nikki); Amanda Lynn Ellis Doss (Mike) of Rocky Mount; Travis Wayne Turner
of Rocky Mount; Shannon Lee Turner of the home; and Dana Garland Turner (Alex) of Rocky
Mount. Great grandchildren, Jazlyn Ellis (Davey); Lexi Ellis, Brooklynn Ellis, Miranda Doss, Sophia
Doss, Jaxon Doss, Tanner Ellis, and Raylynn Ellis. Step grand-children, Gary Ray & Amy Turner;
and Savannah (David) Spicer and their families. She also leaves behind brothers, Sherman (Sue)
Robertson and Kirk (Carol) Robertson. Sisters, Louise Ellis; Rachel Pruitt; Dianne (Wayne)
Mitchell; Marcella (Allen) Hodges; Patricia Hodges; and Brenda (Bobby) Robertson. Sister-in- law
Phyllis Robertson. Special nephew Dale Rush. Several other nieces and nephews; and special friend
of the family Ray Cheek. Funeral services will be conducted at Flora Funeral Chapel, 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 6, 2018 with Rev. Buzzy Robertson officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin
Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Flora Funeral Service and
Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Sherby Jean (Williamson) Cuff departed her earthly residence of 75 Friendly Street, Rocky Mount,
VA and transitioned to her New Home in Heaven on Monday, January 1, 2018.
She was born on April 1, 1953 in Henry, Virginia to the late Roy & Dora Williamson. At an early
age “Jean” (as she was called) accepted the Lord and was baptized in the Precious Name of Jesus!
She was a faithful and dedicated church worker and loved doing for and giving to others.
Jean graduated from G.W.Carver High School in 1971. She furthered her education at Patrick Henry
Community College and received a degree as an Administrative Assistant. Among the jobs she
fulfilled, she received great reward as a paraprofessional with the Franklin County School System
where she worked for over 10 years until retirement.
On Saturday, January 13, 1973 she married the love of her life James Douglas Cuff. To this union
two children were born, Taurus and Ameia. Sis. Jean was not only a mother to them but to everyone
she met, she took on the motherly role.
Sis. Jean was a faithful and dedicated member of the Jerusalem Way of the Cross Church where she
served on the Kitchen Committee, the Mass Choir, All Ladies Choir, a member of the Missionary
Board and faithful and dedicated member of Sunday School Class #2 where she enjoyed a challenge
in the Word of God!
Sis. Jean was preceded in death by four brothers, Thomas, Robert, Chester and Bobby Williamson.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories her devoted and loving husband of almost 45 years,
Deacon James Douglas Cuff; three children, her daughter Ameia Cuff; son, Taurus Cuff both of
Charlotte, NC and Maurice Cuff of Leo Minster, MASS; four grandchildren, Ambria Cuff, Jaiden
Cuff, Peyton Cuff and Cameron Cuff; six sisters, Elsie Via, Bassett, VA, Margaret (Clyde) Ross,
Bassett, VA, Linda (Michael) Thomas, Fieldale, VA, Nannette (Robert) Tinsley, Rye Brook, NY,
Debra (Arlian) Martin, Martinsville, VA; Sharon (David) Johnson, Martinsville, VA; four brothers,
James Wimbush, Raymond (Jackie) Williamson, Roger Williamson all of Columbus, Ohio and
Walter Williamson, Henry, VA; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at Jerusalem Way of the Cross Church, 12:00 noon Saturday,
January 6, 2018 with Elder Cleive Adams, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin
Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Arrangements
by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.