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John Amos Bussey

John Amos Bussey, 70 of Rocky Mount passed away at home Friday, July 27, 2018. He was born September 4, 1947, the son of Charlie A.
Bussey, Jr. and Virginia Hylton Bussey. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jeffery Dean Bussey (infant); two brothers, David Bussey
and Arthur Bussey; and mother-in-law Sally W. Cundiff. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sylvia Cundiff Bussey; son, Darin S. Bussey (Susan);
granddaughter, Kelsi A. Medders (Cameron); grandson, Dean Amos Bussey (fiancé, Shelby Knighten); two great-granddaughters, Alex Denise and
Scarlett Lidia Medders all of Eagle River, Alaska; two sisters, Martha Montgomery (Gerald) and Ruth Cupp (Ted). John was proud to have served his country in the 2 nd Battalion, 1 st Marine in Vietnam. The family request in lieu of flowers, if you would like to donate to a project close to your heart. A Celebration of Life will be Sunday, August 5, 2018 at the Fairview Church of the Brethren. Family will receive friends at 2:00 p.m. with the Celebration of Life at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Judy Rakes Hale

JudyHaleJudy Rakes Hale, 65 of Ferrum, VA, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2018 at Piedmont Community Center where she was employed as a devoted caregiver. She was born on August 29, 1952, in Patrick County, VA, to the late Walter “Goode” Rakes and the late Laura Lee Rakes. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three sisters, Gaye Worley, Marilyn Lynn Rakes, and Altrude Shively; two
brothers, Oscar Rakes and Randolph Rakes; and one grandson, Corey Byrd. Judy is survived by Ralph, her beloved husband of the home; her daughter, Sandi Feather and husband Rob; and her three sons, Mark Nichols, Dwayne Hale, and Nathan Hale. Surviving grandchildren are grandsons, Hunter Nichols and Caleb Feather; granddaughters, Ashley Philpott (Jeff) and Hayley Feather; one great-grandson, Mason Philpott; and one great-granddaughter, Cora Nichols. She also leaves behind sisters, Mildred DeHart, Edna Duncan, and Rena Lou Stone (Benford “B. D.”); as well as brothers, Orben Rakes, Hubert Rakes, Richard Rakes, Cleo Rakes, and Lemuel “Lane” Rakes; and many cherished friends. Judy’s family was her pride and joy. Judy was a dedicated member of Endicott Assembly Church of God where she loved teaching adult Sunday school. Funeral services will be conducted from Endicott Assembly of God 11 a.m. Monday with Pastor Calvin Hickson officiating. Burial will
follow in the Rakes Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Endicott Assembly Church of God Building Fund, 1096 Runnett Bag Rd, Ferrum, VA 24088 or a charity of your choice. Her family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Michael Scott “Micky” Elmore

Michael Scott “Micky” Elmore, age 52 of Rocky Mount went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving wife, sweet daughters, precious grandson, supportive son-in-law, and his devoted pastor. He was born in Union, West Virginia on May 18 th , 1966 to Donald K. Elmore of Sinks Grove, West Virginia and Phyllis Lucas Elmore of Union, West Virginia. He married Sherry Wikle Elmore on August 12, 1989 in Union, West Virginia. He graduated from Potomac State University with an Associate’s degree in Agriculture. He also graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. He was an active participant judging livestock for Botetourt FFA and 4H. He was the West Virginia FFA State President from 1986 to 1987. Micky was also a member of the Hokie Club. Micky also served as a Deacon at Woodlawn Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Theodore and Edna Elmore and Grover and Goldie Lucas; and sister, Amy Darlene Elmore. Michael is survived by his wife, Sherry Elmore; daughters, Emily Treadway (Garth) and Mattie Elmore; grandson, Kyle Treadway; father, Donald Elmore; mother, Phyllis Elmore; sister, Amanda Carter (Jerry); two nephews, Brock McClung and Jacob Carter; and one niece, Gracie Carter.

Funeral services will be conducted at Woodlawn Baptist Church 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2018 with Pastor Eddie Hawks officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. His family will receive friends from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday at Woodlawn Baptist Church. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Nancy L. Richardson

NancyRichardsonNancy L. Richardson, age 85 of Martinsville passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene C. Richardson, Jr.; parents, Frederick and Orphia Soethe; and brothers, James Frederick Soethe and Donald James Soethe. Nancy was a member of Forrest Hill Christian Church. Surviving are her children, Donna Richardson, Karen Richardson, Doug Richardson (Diane); grandchildren, Isaac Richardson (Amanda), Leia Richardson; great-grandson, Aiden Richardson; brother, Paul Soethe (Dianne); sister, Carolyn Nelson; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted from Forrest Hill Christian Church 11 a.m. Friday with Wayne Keith, Minister and Lee Ashley, Minister officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Forrest Hill Christian Church Prayer Garden Fund, 13185 Snow Creek Road, Penhook, Virginia 24137. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service 
Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Peggy Sue Mabe

PeggyMabePeggy Sue Mabe, age 77 of Rocky Mount went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 15, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Samuel Mabe and Elsie Odean Scott; step-father, Arthur “Buster” Scott; and brother, Charles “Roby” Scott. She is survived by and was a devoted mother to her three children, “Shea” Angell of Rocky Mount, “Randy” Love (Kimberly Nickell Love) of Penhook and Tammy Love (Fiancé Monty Lamkin) of Rocky Mount. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren, Paige Love of Rocky Mount, Kelsey Angell of Rocky Mount, Chase Love and Kayla Anderson of Penhook, Brandon Anderson of Rocky Mount. Also surviving are her brother, “Sam” Mabe (Dorcus) of Wytheville; sisters, Frieda Fogelsong (Roger) of Wytheville, Mary Ann Dutton (Roger) of Atkins; sister-in-law, Patti Scott of Ivanhoe; several other nieces and nephews. Peggy was a member of Living Waters Assembly of God and loved the Lord. She wasn’t able to attend but always made sure she donated. Peggy loved looking at her beautiful flowers and telling us how to care for them. She really enjoyed watching her hummingbirds out of her front door. She loved sports especially the Pittsburg Steelers and Penguins. She could tell you everything about all of them. She loved her grandchildren and her family dearly along with her friends, neighbors and caregivers as she loved most everyone she met. She had a heart of gold and was loved by many. The family would like to extend a special thank you to her friendly neighbors, caregivers and hospice during her illness. Funeral services will be conducted at Flora Funeral Chapel, 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2018 with Pastor Roger Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.