Bobby Kermit Hodges, age 77 of Rocky Mount died Thursday, February 8, 2018. He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Carlton L. Hodges; mother and father, James and Kate Hodges. Bobby is survived by his wife, Ann H. Hodges; daughter-in- law, Susan Hodges; granddaughter, Caitlin Abelseth (Jacob); grandson, Zachary Hodges (Tori); brother, Jerry Hodges (Nickey); sister, Hilda Ferguson; one niece and one nephew; lots of nieces and nephews on Ann’s side of the family; also a large church family that he loved also. Bobby loved to fish, play softball, pitch horse shoes, play corn hole and bowl. He and one of his best friends, Hambone loved to carry aluminum cans to the junk yard to make money to use at Doe Run Church. He loved people everywhere, and he coached boy’s softball teams (they only had to attend church two Sundays a month). He also played softball with his son for Doe Run. And he made a joyful noise (singing) in the church choir for years. Bobby was a Deacon, then he became an Elder of the church continuing as long as he could. He worked with Lords Acre for years, and he loved to make apple butter for the church as a money making project. Bobby was a loving father and dearly loved husband. Bobby testified every opportunity that came along and the one question he would leave with everyone…Do you go to church and do you know my Jesus? Funeral services will be conducted from Doe Run Christian Church 2:00 p.m. Monday with Rev. Michael Stump officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. His family will receive friends starting at 12:30 p.m. to the service on Monday at Doe Run Christian Church. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Herman J. Chaney went to be with the Lord on February 8, 2018. He was born on February 17, 1947 in Eastwood, KY. He is preceded in death by his parents, Morgan and Edith Chaney; brothers, Richard (Dick), Harold, Carl, and Tracy Chaney. He is survived by his wife, Rose Chaney; brothers and sister-in- law, Ray (Margie), Paul (Bonnie), Morgan (Patty), and Bill Chaney; sisters and brothers-in- law, Elizabeth Lane (Ivan), Cathy Metz, Annie Chaney, George (Sue) Cundiff, Jr., Brenda (Larry)Nichols, Virginia Spradlin, Mike (Tammy) Cundiff, Bonnie (Alan) Barnett, Sherry (Wayne) Patterson; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins on both sides of the family. He was a member of VFW Obie D. Minter Post 10840 (Penhook, VA), American Legion Post 6 (Rocky Mount), Isaacs Lodge 29 (Boones Mill, VA). He was currently Post Commander of VFW Post 10840 and District Recruiter for the VFW 5 th District. He was a member of Boones Mill Baptist Church where he served on several committees. He leaves behind a myriad number of people who will miss him greatly. He will be missed on the Rise and Shine (Dick Shoemaker) Cable 12 in Rocky Mount where he made a number of appearances in promoting different causes within the county.
Services will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Flora Funeral Service with Rev. Jim Steele officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin
Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 14 at Flora Funeral Service. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Brenda Kay Hogan, age 59 of Rocky Mount died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Rocky Mount Health and Rehab. She was
born January 18, 1959 in Rocky Mount, Va. the daughter of Jimmy and Virginia Smith Hogan. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Killis and Ada Hogan, Roy and Marie Smith. Kay graduated from Franklin County High School and worked at MW Manufacturers for 17 years. She
loved listening to music and watching movies before her illness. Kay is survived by her loving parents, Jimmy and Virginia; her sister, Bonnie Renick (Coy); special brother, Timmy Hogan (Darnell); nephews, Bradley and Shannon Quinn (Leslie), and Dakota Hogan; niece, Seajay Meador (Brian).
Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. Ricky Hogan officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Friday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center,
Rocky Mount. Condolences may be expressed at www.florafuneralservice.com
Gracie Cannaday Via, 89, of Salem, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018. Gracie was preceded in death by her parents, Talmadge and
Lotti Cannaday; her loving husband of 58 years, Tom; brother, Winfred Cannaday and wife Helen; brother, Joe Cannaday; and sister,
Violet Moran and husband, Art. Gracie is survived by her son Ed Via, and wife, Kim, of Roanoke; and daughter Kandis Necessary and
husband, Gus, of Salem. Gracie is also survived by grandson, Joel Via, and wife, Cassie; grandsons, Noah Via, Dylan Via, and Walker
Necessary; and granddaughter Rebecca Pearson and husband, Chris. Gracie also loved and adored her great-grandchildren, Liliana and
Phillip Via, and Grace Ann Pearson. The Family will receive friends Tuesday, February 6, at 1:00 P.M. at Flora Funeral Home in Rocky
Mount, Virginia, with the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Bradley S. Dulaney officiating. Burial will be at Franklin Memorial
Park. The family expresses sincere thanks to all doctors, nurses, and staff of Carillion Roanoke Memorial, Gentle Shepherd Hospice, Emma
Topia, Jenyfer Martinez and her Salem Terrace Family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Redwood United Methodist
Church, 3001 Old Franklin Tpke, Rocky Mount, Virginia.
Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Thursday, February 1, 2018 Nancy Lee Hall Lynch went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ nine months after the death of her beloved husband P. L. Lynch, Jr. She is
survived by her children Gail Abbott (John), Lester Lynch (Beth) and Brenda Taylor (John Mark, deceased.) Her grandchildren, Ryan Abbott, Conner Lynch, Cameron Lynch, Laura Haerer and Timmy Haerer were her pride and joy, and they adored her. She is also survived by her sisters, Betsy Ferguson (Ray), Elaine Chitwood, her brother Bill Hall and her sisters-in- law Alice Hall and Eleanor Woody as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, Van Buren and Mary Hall, and brothers Nelson Hall and V.B. Hall, Jr. Nancy worked in bookkeeping and tax preparation since graduating in the first class to graduate from Franklin County High School. She was treasurer for the town of Rocky Mount on two separate occasions. She opened the first H&R Block office in Franklin and Bedford counties before her second stint as treasurer. When she retired from the town, she gradually increased her bookkeeping and tax preparation business until she
incorporated as Nancy H. Lynch & Associates, Inc. She was the best cheerleader her grandchildren ever had, and a source of strength for her children. Services will be held Monday, February 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Flora Funeral Service with Rev. Bradley Dulaney officiating. Interment will follow in Redwood UMC cemetery. The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday February 3 at Flora Funeral Service.