Peggy 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.
Calvin Audrey Midkiff, age 60 of Rocky Mount passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Midkiff; and
granddaughter, Kaitlynne Midkiff. Calvin is survived by his mother, Myrtle Midkiff; son, Calvin Glen Midkiff (Danielle); brother, Kaley Midkiff; nephew, KC
Midkiff; granddaughter, Alexis Midkiff; and grandson, Colton Midkiff. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Franklin Clearview Cemetery with
Chaplain Rick Poland officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to assist with funeral expenses. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount, Va.
Our beloved Anna passed away on July 6, 2018 at the age of 95. Anna was born in Rocky Mount, VA to the late John William Bussey and Elizabeth Saul Bussey. In addition to her parents she was preceded by her husband, James Earlie Morris; five brothers, Cornelius (Jack) Bussey, James (Jake) Bussey, Walter (Herbert) Bussey, Artis Lee Bussey, and Bunion (B.B.) Bussey. Anna was one of the oldest members of Oak Grove Church of the Brethren, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, worked with bible school and truly loved her church. Anna was a great lover of work and spent more than 33 years at Jones Produce in Rocky Mount, meeting and remembering so many people throughout her life. She as well loved the Thursday morning Blue Grass music at the Dairy Queen and loved to go there as long as she could. At the loss of her parents, Anna became the matriarch of the family, keeping traditions ongoing, making sure the family stayed close and kept in touch. When Anna developed health problems, she chose to live at Red Oak
Manor Assisted Living, and our sincere thanks go to Patty and Larry Toler and the staff at Red Oak for taking care of her, loving her and making a good home for her for the remainder of her life. Our thanks to Debbie Dillon for working tirelessly to keep Anna’s hair just like she liked it. Anna is survived by three sisters, Nadine Bussey Rutrough, Avis Bussey Board, Patsy A. Bussey (Pat); one brother, Rabon A. Bussey (Judy); four sisters-in-law, Ramona Bussey, Myrtle Bussey, Rebecca Ellis, Inez Morris; sixteen nieces and nephews; twenty seven great nieces and nephews; as well as numerous great-great nieces and nephews; and special friend, Kay Duffy. Funeral services will be conducted at Flora Funeral Chapel, 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 10, 2018 with Pastor Richard Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Friends may call after 12:30 p.m. Monday with her family receiving friends 5-7 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Buren Robert Austin, age 86 of Rocky Mount died Friday, July 6, 2018. He was a member of Fairview Church of the Brethren and he was a veteran of the US Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mae Austin; wife, Ruth Young Austin; son, Brian Austin; siblings, Frank, James, Elwood, Melvin, Leonard, J.R., Lilliy Mae and Albert. Surviving are his son and daughter-in- law, Greg and Kim Austin; grandson, Christopher Austin; step grandchildren, Lance and Hannah Bibbs; sisters, Eunice, Adelle, Ruby Jean; sisters-in-law, Virginia, Vanice and Lynda; several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fairview Church of the Brethren Building Fund. Mr. Austin’s wishes were to have no services. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Mrs. Jacqueline B. Lumpkin passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at age 95. She was born in Reidsville, Georgia on September 1, 1922. Most of her life was spent in Savannah, Georgia. Mrs. Lumpkin was retired from International Paper Corp. with thirty-four years of service. Jacqueline was pre-deceased by two husbands, Troy J. Holland and Kinness Lumpkin. Her son Troy G. Holland of Austin, Texas passed away at age 73 . She is survived by two sons and daughters -in-law, J. Larry Holland and Ginger, and Timothy Holland and Tracey. She is also survived by three grandchildren: Deborah H. Robertson, Paul Holland, and Emma Holland. David A. Holland, her first grandchild, was killed while serving in the Marine Corps. The family wishes to thank Mrs. Bonnie Harlow for her compassionate and competent care during the last four years.
In keeping with her request, a memorial service will be held at a later date in Reidsville, Georgia with burial services in Savannah. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.