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Blanton Wayne Cooper

Blanton Wayne Cooper, of Bossier City, LA and formerly of Rocky Mount, VA died Monday, November 19, 2018. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2018 in Faith Chapel at First Bossier, Bossier City, LA. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the American Heart Association. Announcement courtesy of Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Jesse Edward Overstreet

Jesse Edward Overstreet, age 83 of Callaway died Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Rocky Mount Health and Rehab. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Faye Overstreet; sisters, Virginia O. Gillispie, Elenor O. Jacobs; brothers, Orville C. “Mike” Overstreet, Bobby Ray Overstreet; and half-brother, William P. Nelson. Mr. Overstreet graduated from Montvale High School class of 1955. He served in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard for 27 years and was exceptionally proud of his service to his country. Surviving are his daughter, Gail Meador; and sisters, Christine G. Tuck, Gladys O. Buza and Nellie O. Parker. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2 p.m. Saturday. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Richardson Cove Cemetery in Sevierville, TN. In lieu of flowers, please support your local humane society. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Ruth H. Joyce

Ruth JoyceRuth H. Joyce, 92, of Henry, passed away at home on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 and was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence William and Mamie Turner Hurt; a daughter, Kathryn Jo Wadkins and husbands, Jimmie L. Wadkins and James David Joyce. She was also preceded by her three brothers, Paul, Billy, and Elwood Hurt and most recently by her son- in-law, Lee Cheatham. She is survived by four children, Billy Wadkins (Betty), Betty Ruth Joyce, Cindy Cheatham, Marshall Joyce, and seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 with visitation on Friday, Nov. 23, from 6-8 at Flora Funeral Service in Rocky Mount. Also, condolences may be made online at www.florafuneralservice.com . Interment is at the Thompson-Hurt Family Cemetery on Hawpatch Road. In lieu of flowers, donations to Henry Fire Department or Prillaman Baptist
Church are most appreciated.

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Peggy Kirk Allman

Peggy AllmanPeggy Kirk Allman, age 85 of Rocky Mount, VA passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Edna Law Kirk and Alton Kirk; her sister, Sandra Kirk Hobbs; and her "Mama Annie". She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Johnny Allman; sisters, Iris K. Betterton (Larry) and Phyllis K. Scott (Jeff); along with nieces and nephews, Mark Betterton (Kelly), Jamie Bishop (Matt), De Kissel (David), Vicki Brown (Rob), Brandon Scott (Lauren), Ted Hunt (Ann), Steve Hunt, Keith Hunt, Kevin Hunt, Kimberly Hunt Davis (Don); as well as numerous great-nieces, nephews, cousins including Sheila Keatts. She was the General Registrar for Franklin County from 1973 - 1999 at which time she retired. She was a member of Rocky Mount Christian Church. Peggy and Johnny loved to travel, enjoyed camping and spent several years at their second home in Florida. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, November 23rd at Flora Funeral Chapel with Reverend Matthew Ricks officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Rocky Mount Christian Church. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Dorothy Tench Simon

Dorothy Tench Simon, age 82 of Penhook, died Monday, November 19, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Simon Jr.; and her brother, Edmond Tench. Surviving are her son, Michael Simon III; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Weng Simon of New Jersey; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Jeannine Simon of Roanoke; sister-in-law, Judy Tench of Penhook; also surviving are her nine precious grandchildren, Jeffrey, Mollie, Jack, Joseph, Jeremy, James, Mary, Kobey and Grace; her three loving nephews, Kieth, Kevin, and Brian; and her devoted cousins; Nancy and Rudy Bush. Special gratitude to all the caretakers at South Roanoke Nursing Home where Mrs. Simon resided for the last 11 years. Funeral services will be conducted from Forrest Hill Christian Church 2 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2018. A private interment will follow at the Tench Family Cemetery on Dorothy’s cherished home-place. Her family
will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.