Hazel Marie Via Hale, age 84 of Henry, slipped quietly from this life into the waiting arms of Jesus on July 9, 2017 after a two year long struggle with cancer. Hazel will be long remembered for her love of family, community involvement, collection of historical clippings, thousands of pictures that captured the essence of every important event of her life and by admirers near and far for the beautiful and joyous Christmas displays that she and her husband Roy tirelessly presented year after year for the enjoyment of hundreds annually. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Lessie Via. Surviving are her devoted spouse of sixty-four years, Roy Hale, Jr.; three children, Donna Steigleder (Lynn), Ronnie Hale (Barbara), Larry Hale (Holly); eight grandchildren, Sarah Johnson (Greg), Daniel Russell (Katie), Eric Steigleder (Erin), Matthew Hale (Aubrey), Amanda Hale, Jessica Hale, Lauren Hale, Emily Hale; and three great-grandchildren, Eli Johnson, Jameson Russell, Clark Steigleder; three sisters, Ada Beeghly, Nellie Rush (Frank), Ann Sigmon (Laymon). The family wishes to thank the many people who have offered their love and support over the past two years to Hazel and Roy during her illness but especially to the staff at Carilion Clinic Hospice who have made this ordeal so much easier to manage. They also ask that in lieu of flowers donations be made on her behalf to the Henry Community Center, which was so dear to her, at 5241 Henry Rd, Henry VA. 24102. Visitation will be held at Flora Funeral Service, 665 South Main Street in Rocky Mount on Friday, July 14, from 6-8 p.m. with the funeral service to be held Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Republican Church Cemetery on Timberline Road across from 2300 Republican Church immediately afterwards.
Nova Maxey Holland, 95 of Rocky Mount, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 7, 2017. Nova was a very active member of Penhook United Methodist Church and the community. She worked at DuPont for many years, after leaving DuPont she was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, taking pride in raising her children. She was preceded in death by her parents, Burley D. Maxey and Alice Ferguson Maxey; and her brother, Whorley Maxey; sisters, Doris Rigney, Eunice Hodges. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Henry Landon Holland; her children, Benny Holland (Donna), Patti Hall (Jeff Arthur); grandchildren, Brandon, Melissa (Christian), Karli (Greg); great grandchildren, Seth, Taylor, Bryson, and Addison; sister-in- law, Opalene Maxey; number of nieces and nephews; along with other family members and special friends. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Penhook United Methodist Church P.O. Box 215 Penhook, VA 24137 or charity of your choice. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 10, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Flora Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Claude Herbert Chitwood, 80 of Rocky Mount, known to many as Papa, went peacefully in his sleep on Friday, July 7, 2017. He is now with the Lord and enjoying a great family reunion. Papa was one of the best men nthat people could have ever met. I don't think anyone ever spoke to him without a smile being on his face and in return them walking away from the exchange with one on theirs. He loved the Ferrum Panthers baseball program, Washington Redskins, Virginia Cavaliers and making people laugh. He was a retired member of the Va Army National Guard. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry Roy Chitwood and Mary Helen Hall; brothers, Sock, Clifton and Walter; sisters, Mary Ella Dowdy, Ema Jane Shelton. He is survived by his loving wife Ella Sue Chitwood of 57 years who was his complete joy; son, Claude Owen Chitwood (Angie); grandson Anthony Brandon Chitwood (Melia); three great grandchildren (Reid, Sawyer; Elsie Chitwood); three brothers Bobby Chitwood (Ella), Donnie Chitwood (Mary), Frankie Chitwood (Diane); one sister Susie Cross (Jimmy); one sister in law Minnie Chitwood; many other special family members and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Homes for our Troops in Claude’s memory. A memorial service with military honors will be held on Monday July 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Flora Funeral Chapel with Pastor Eddie Hawks officiating. His family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, July 9 at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount and other times at his sister Susie Cross 280 Greenhouse Road, Glade Hill, Va.
Janice “Faye” Hardison, age 65 of Glade Hill passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac Hardison Jr. and Eula Ina Quinn; and son, William Bryant Hitt. Surviving are her daughter, Elizabeth Shaye Hardison; grandchildren, Savanna and Alexa Robertson; brothers and sisters, Gene Hardison (Ann), Ina Maye Harrison, Susan Quinn, William Hardison (Brenda), Amanda Quinn. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at Endicott Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to assist with expenses. Her family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Lealda “Sis” Angle, age 91 of Rocky Mount passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 4, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Mary Thurman; and husband, Joseph Houston Angle. Survivors include her children, Linda Hartley (Andrew), Ronnie Angle (Kathy), Danny Angle (Willa), Barbara Brown (Phillip), and Mary Jane Turner (Christopher); seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Juanita Stanley and Pauline Finn; and brother, David Thurman. "Sis" was a member of Sandy Ridge Baptist Church and in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the church. Special thanks to Patty and Larry Toler and the entire staff at Red Oak Manor for taking such great care of Mom, also to Gina Lambert for being a good friend and roommate, and Pastor Joe Dillion for his weekly visits. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Flora Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the funeral home with Pastor Joe Dillion officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park.