Jerry Dean Plunkett, 70 of Boones Mill passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jairus and Reba Plunkett. Jerry is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and David Zimmerman; and niece, Carrie Gibson (Jonathan). He was a lifelong member of Germantown Brick Church of the Brethren, graduate of Bridgewater College and retired from Finishmaster of Roanoke. Jerry also was active with Relay for Life. The family would like to thank the staff at Runk and Pratt, Forest for their loving care for Jerry during his struggle with Alzheimer's disease. A graveside memorial service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, September 7, 2018 at Germantown Brick Church of the Brethren Cemetery with the Rev. Bruce Huffman officiating. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
James Herbert Cundiff, of Rocky Mount, a man of great faith, shed his earthly
torments on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 and now resides in peace with his Lord and
Savior. He was predeceased by his parents, Willie Thomas and Mattie Brooks
Cundiff; brother, William (Billy) Cundiff; sister, Myrtle Carter; brothers-in-law,
Benjamin Hunt, Lester Scott, Glee Scott; sister-in-law, Rachel Scott. Born September 22, 1932,
Papa, to all that knew and loved him, is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Joyce Cundiff;
daughter, Pam Cundiff and her husband, Tim Ratcliffe, and his only grandchild, Frances
Cundiff, of whom he was very proud. He is also survived by his brother, Andrew Cundiff
(Lottie); sisters, Jewell Hunt and Betty Hunley (Donnie); brothers-in-law, JA Scott, Waylon
Scott (Gale); sisters-in-law Elva Cundiff, Edna Scott; special niece, Sheila Copenhaver
(Vincent), who assisted both Joyce and Herbert during his health challenges. Left to remember
his warm smile and sense of humor are numerous nieces, nephews, loving friends that he
considered family; and his grand dogs, Dixie and Brody, who were faithful companions.
Herbert's varied work history includes over 20 years as a supervisor with JP Stevens, successful
Western Auto franchises and the Miller Brewing Container Division. During his retirement he
enjoyed gardening and assisting at the office of Travel Consultants, Inc. in Eden, NC. He
achieved many honors and degrees in his decades of devotion to the Masonic Lodge, served as
an usher at Franklin Heights Baptist Church, and always had a helping hand and kind word for
those in need. Services will be 11 a.m., Friday at Franklin Heights Baptist Church, with
visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281,
Wentworth, NC 27375. Many thanks to Dr. Hasanaj and the caregivers who provided thoughtful
and loving care to Papa during this difficult journey. A celebration of life will be held Sept. 22,
from 2-4 p.m. at the Morehead Fair House, 432 Boone Road, Eden, NC. Matthew 11:28 "Come
to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Arrangements by Flora
Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Ernest Darrell “Dick” Robertson, age 95 of Wirtz passed away on Monday August 27, 2018. Dick was born on September 14, 1922 to the late Samuel and Maude Robertson of Wirtz, VA. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty McGuire Robertson; a daughter, Debbie Robertson and a granddaughter, Carla Dalton. Also, passing before him were his brother, Gilbert Robertson and two sisters, Beulah Robertson Davis and Josie Robertson Dillon. He is survived by his daughter, Sue Dalton (Tom) and a son, Sammy Robertson (Iris). He leaves behind three grandsons, Dee Dalton (Lindy), Ernie Robertson (Katie), Lance Robertson (Barbara); one granddaughter, Brittany Robertson Moore (Ben); four great grandchildren, Delilah and L.J. Robertson and Cora and Finley Dalton; special friends, Buck Simmons and Rusty Mooney. The family would like to thank Good Samaritan Hospice and the staff at heasant Ridge Assisted Living. Dick has always made his home in Franklin County, where he drove a school bus in his early years. He was a cattle farmer for the rest of his life and loved this life indeed. He loved Black Angus and Charolais cattle like most love their pets. For years he entertained on his farm with numerous Blue Grass Festivals and Motor Cross Races.
When Smith Mountain Lake was built, Dick sold boats and opened"Dicks Food Center" at Crossroads. One of Dick's greatest passions was dancing at Redwood Community
Center. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, where he and Betty shared wonderful times together with long-time friends. He loved to talk, never met a stranger and was a friend to all. He was a brilliant man and never lost his quick wit! A Celebration of Life will be conducted from Flora Funeral Home in Rocky Mount, VA 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 30, 2018
with Rev. Melvin Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Franklin Memorial Park.
The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Halesford Baptist Church at 2485 Lost Mountain Road, Wirtz, VA or Redwood
Community Center at 2311 Old Franklin Turnpike, Rocky Mount, VA 24151. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Family, Farming, and Dancing Dad, You lived a full and beautiful life, and now, may you find comfort in the arms of angels
Betty Jean Young, age 87 of Rocky Mount passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Graveside services will be conducted 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Franklin Memorial Park. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Walter Gordon “Potts” Cundiff, age 88 of Rocky Mount left this earth to being his eternal life with his Lord and Savior on Friday, August 17, 2018. He was born on September 26, 1929 as the only child of the late Charlie Gordon Cundiff and Ada Pasley Cundiff. In 2005, he lost his wife of 56 years, Jane Ellen Abshire Cundiff. Many stories were told about his escapades driving over Grassy Hill to Boones Mill during their courtship. Potts is survived by his only child, Annette Cundiff Board and his “favorite son-in-law” Benny Board; and his much loved grandson and namesake, Walter Benjamin Board. Our papa was a blessing to us and guided us with his generous love, wisdom, kindness, and optimism. He is also survived by his sisters-in- law, Jackie Abshire and Marie Abshire; nieces, nephews and many faithful friends. Potts graduated from Rocky Mount High School in 1946 and until his illness still
enjoyed a monthly lunch with some of his classmates. He was a lifelong member of Rocky Mount United Methodist Church and a founding member of Franklin County Rescue Squad. He worked at Norfolk and Western Railroad for over 42 years as a welder and fabricator until his retirement in 1990. Throughout his life Potts enjoyed furniture making with his father, hunting, fishing, long talks on the porch, “do-licious” food, beach trips and belly laughs. He looked forward to Thursday’s at DQ with good music and special friends. We will never forget his hilarious sense of humor and his
sweet boyish smile. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Monday, August 20, 2018 at Rocky Mount United Methodist Church followed by services at 2 p.m. officiated by Rev. William Waller. Burial will follow at Mountain View Memorial Park. Those wishing to make a memorial, please consider the building fund at Rocky Mount United Methodist Church, 35 North Main Street, Rocky Mount, Va. 24151.
Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.