Jack Garst II, age 86 of Boones Mill, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018. His family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Rebecca Ayers Law, 91, of Rocky Mount, went to be with her Lord, unexpectedly, on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Raised in Glade Hill, VA, she was the daughter of
William H. Ayers and Jennie B. Maxey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bryan (Buddy) S. Law, along with her four sisters, Zelma Perdue, Era
Brooks, Edna Divers, Tressie Perdue, and one brother, Nelson Ayers. She leaves behind three children who cherished her dearly, Ronnie Law (Jamie), Susan Dudley
(Wayne), and Gary Law (Lori); and six grandchildren, who lovingly called her "Grandma Law" Andrew Law, Ronda Scalise (Mike), Kevin Law (Stephanie), Stacy Nicodemus (Ryan), Keely Colvin (Derin), and Parker Law (Ashley). Our Mom was also blessed with seven great-grandchildren, who she adored; Faith
Scalise, Jackson and Griffin Law, Jagger and Crew Colvin, and Ella and Graham Nicodemus. She is also survived by special nieces and nephews including a
supportive niece, Janice Holland. Rebecca may best be remembered by many as a long-time employee of Leggett Department Store in downtown Rocky Mount,
finishing her sales career at Heironimus in Roanoke. Rebecca was a charter member of Franklin Heights Church, and appreciated her many friendships in the church community. A favorite pastime of hers was playing Rook and she enjoyed placing high bids in hopes of getting the widow. Rebecca will be missed by family, friends, and neighbors for her caring ways, gentle spirit, and fun-loving personality.
A celebration of life will be conducted at Franklin Heights Church, 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 10 with Dr. Stan Parris officiating. Interment will follow in
Franklin Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center in Rocky Mount.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Franklin Heights Church, 110 Hilltop Drive, Rocky Mount, VA 24151. “You left us beautiful memories, your love is still
our guide, and though we cannot see you, you’ll always be at our side.”
William H.C. Parker, 86, of Ferrum, VA, formerly of High Point, NC died Friday, May 4, 2018 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA. H. C. was born August 6, 1931 in Dobson, North Carolina to the late Howard and Thelma (Bledsoe) Parker. He attended Hasty School in Thomasville, NC and grew up in the High Point-Thomasville area. He worked with his parents in the construction business for many years as a master carpenter. H.C. was U.S. Army veteran who served in France during the Korean War. In 2000, after he retired, he and his wife, Helen moved to the mountains he loved in Virginia. He was a member of the Endicott Assembly of God Church, Endicott, VA. He is survived by his loving family, his wife of 66 years, Helen M. Parker of Ferrum; three daughters, Deborah (Mike) McGaha of High Point, NC, Children’s Elementary Pastor Theresa (Raymond) Dickens of Peachtree City, GA; Sharon Edmondson of High Point; three sons, Jeffery L. Parker of Punta Gorda, FL, Michael (Julie) Parker of Ferrum and Mitchell E. Parker of Port Charlotte, FL; two sisters, Bobby (F.H.) Lankford of Gainesville, Ga and Bonnie (Gerald) Davis of High Point, NC; a brother, Frank (Aline) Parker of Thomasville, NC; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephew. Funeral services with military honors by a U.S. Army Honor Guard will be held Saturday 11:00 AM, May 12, 2018 at Flora Funeral Service Chapel, 665 Main Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151. Friends may visit online at www.funeralservice.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center.
Ralph Clifford Perdue “Cliff”, age 69 of Ferrum passed away on Thursday, May 03, 2018. Cliff was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Verta Perdue of Redwood; and brother, Milton Lee Perdue. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carolyn
Perdue; three children, Angie Perdue and Wayne Swartz, Melissa and Greg Hodges, Chad and Suzanne Perdue; three grandchildren, Allison Hodges, Amanda Hodges, and Camron Swartz; brother, Ronald Dean Perdue; sisters-in- law, Pam Gibson, Debra and Larry Rakestraw, and Eddie Robertson; and special little companion, “Cookie”. Funeral services will be conducted at Flora Funeral Chapel, 11:00 am Saturday, May 5, 2018 with Pastor Jeff Wray officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. His family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Herman Grey "Butch" Bryant, Jr. of Henry, Virginia passed away at his home surrounded by his loved ones on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at the age of 78. He was born on October 25, 1939 at his home place in Henry, the first child of the late Herman Grey Bryant and Frances Martin Bryant. Butch graduated from Franklin County High School in 1957 where he played on the football team as center and place kicker. Butch earned a BA and PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Virginia, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. Butch began his career at Celanese in Louisville, KY, and then worked at Liggett & Meyers Tobacco Company in Durham, NC, Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company in Louisville, KY and Swedish Match in Owensboro, KY. Over his career, Butch developed 17 U.S. patents. Upon his retirement in 2000, he moved back to Henry to build a home and to take care of his parents. In addition to his parents, he took care of and was preceded in death by his loving wife of 47 years, Patricia Greene Bryant. He was a member and Elder of the Rocky Mount Presbyterian Church in Virginia. He is survived by his two children, Elizabeth Renee Bryant of Henry, Virginia, and Michael Grey Bryant and his wife Alyssa Glaser Bryant of Atlanta, Georgia. He has two grandchildren, Michael Grey Bryant, Jr. of New York City, and Christopher O'Connor Bryant of Atlanta, Georgia. Butch is also survived by his brother, James Robert Bryant and his wife Charlotte of Myrtle Beach, SC; sister-in- law, Joyce Greene Woods of Roanoke, VA; brother-in- law, Jerry Greene and his wife Gaye Clingenpeel Greene of Callaway, VA; cousin, Joe Philpott and his wife Joy of Philpott, VA; cousins, Glenn Bryant and Mary Jo Bryant of Cincinnati, OH; cousin, Walter Bryant and his wife Dale of Denmark, SC; cousin, Chester Bryant and his wife Margaret Ann of
Greensboro, NC; cousin, Susan Southern of Greensboro, NC; William Collins and his wife Sue of Beaufort, SC; Sammy Collins and his wife Janeise of Collinsville, VA. He is also survived by many caring nieces and nephews. Thank you to our caregivers, Melissa Hodges, Patty Hodges, and Leigh Prom. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Rocky Mount Presbyterian Church, 175 Floyd Ave. Rocky Mount, VA 24151. A celebration of his life will be held at Town
Creek Primitive Baptist Church at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 with Rev. Russ Merritt officiating. His family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Monday at the church.Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.