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Hillie Oakes Stanley

Hillie Oakes Stanley, age 85 of Moneta, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
She was the daughter of the late Eugene and Frances Oakes. She was a
member of the First Church of the Brethren in Rocky Mount and was very
devoted to her church and the Lord. Survivors include two daughters and
sons-in- law, Melissa S. and Bobby McNeely of Rocky Mount, and Debra
K. and Russ Parkinson of Arlington, WA; one son Gene McDowell and
wife Lisa of Hardy; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two
great-great- grandchildren. The visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday,
January 5, 2018, followed by service at 2:00 p.m. at Flora Funeral Chapel
in Rocky Mount, Va. with Rev. John Collins and Rev. Mike Gallimore
officiating. Interment will follow at Franklin Memorial Park. Following the
burial, friends and family are welcome at the McNeely home at 5300
Pleasant Hill Road, Rocky Mount, Va.

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Bennie Lindbergh Angell

Bennie Lindbergh Angell, 90 of Boones Mill departed from earthly home
to his heavenly home Thursday, December 21, 2017. He was a loving
husband, father, grandfather and friend. Bennie was also known as the
“Candy Man”, PaPa Bennie and Pops. Bennie never met a stranger and he
was a compassionate, caring and kind man, always giving to others. He was
preceded in death by his loving wife of 42 years, Norma Jean Wray Angell;
one grandson, Josiah David Rickman; one granddaughter, Jennifer Lorraine
Angell; his mother and father, Joseph Marshall and Annie Crook Angell;
brothers and wives, Elmo and Frances Angell, Herman and Norene Angell;
half-sisters, Etta and Glen LaPrad, Katherine Sink, Josie and Patch Mills;
sister-in- law, Corinne Angell; brothers-in- law, Bud Ferguson and Henry
Seay; also Jeans’s family of 11 brothers and sisters and in-laws including
one surviving brother-in- law, Galen Flora. Left to cherish his memory are a
son and daughter-in- law, Les and Debbie Angell; daughters and sons-in-
law, Mary and Randy Rickman; Joy and Ben Wood; Sherry Angell; six
grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, seven great- grandchildren, six step-
great-grandchildren; brother, Luther (Luke) Angell; sister, JoAnna (Tip)
Seay. Having been blessed to be a part of two large families, he is survived
by many wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins, friends, church family
and children of the church he loved dearly including a special little girl,
Willow White; also special friends, Dal and Evelyn Abshire (both
deceased). Joe and Doris Rhea (both deceased), Dr. Milton Miller
(deceased) and Elizabeth, Mrs. Margaret Shepherd, Lee Flora, Clark and
Jerene Arrington, Milton Arrington (deceased) and Mary B., J.L. Red
Whitlow and Virginia, Pastor Patrick Collins and Marjorie. The family is
very thankful for the wonderful caregiver he had, Lenora Witcher and the
great care she provided. Bennie knew nothing but hard work all his life,
working as a Nursing Assistant at Salem VA Medical Center for 37 ½
years, and making many friends there. He also dug graves by pick and

shovel for 20 ½ years. He butchered hogs, gardened, cut wood and many
other things. He proudly served his country, in the U.S. Army serving in
Japan and Korea November 1950-October 1952. While serving, Bennie
talked with God and said he didn’t want to have to shoot anyone and during
his time he said he never saw a dead or wounded soldier and was thankful
for that. He promised God (in the middle of the Atlantic) if he got home he
would serve him to the best of his ability, all he had was his hands to use
and ask God to give him a job he could do with those hands and God did.
He, his wife and his Dad along with James Wood (former Pastor) are the
reasons Boones Mill Baptist Church is where it is today. They cleared the
land and Dad sacrificed in many ways for this church to be there today. He
has served the church in many ways; as a Deacon, Trustee, Choir Member,
Brotherhood cook, and Counting Committee which he started at the old
church. When he was 18 years old, he started as a member in the Mens
Bible Class and they gave out fruit to widow and widowers in the church
and community for many years. He and Mom also gave out a treat of
oranges, tangerines, and candy to all church members that came on
Christmas Sunday for many years. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m.
Friday, January 5, 2018 at Boones Mill Baptist Church with Rev. Patrick
Collins and Rev. Jim Steele officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain
View Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. on
Thursday, January 4th at Boones Mill Baptist Church. Memorials can be
made to Boones Mill Baptist Church Building Fund or St. Jude’s Children
Research Hospital or the Multiple Myeloma Foundation. Arrangements by
Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center Rocky Mount.

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Preston Steve Winesett (Doc)

PrestonWinesettPreston Steve Winesett (Doc), 79 of Rocky Mount Virginia died unexpectedly
on Monday, January 1, 2018, at his home. Steve was a graduate of Emory &
Henry College, Emory VA and the Medical College of Virginia, School of
Medicine, Richmond VA. He served as a doctor on the USS Charleston, LKA-
113 and retired Navy Lieutenant. He worked at Wolf Medical Group in Rocky
Mount, Virginia and retired as a doctor with the Salem Veterans Administration
in Salem VA. He was a devoted member of The Rocky Mount Christian Church.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents Donald and Rose Winesett of Rocky
Mount Virginia. Steve is survived by his loving wife Peggy Winesett of 58
years; and his children, Preston Steve Winesett, Jr and his wife Beth Winesett of
Reston Virginia, Lori Winesett and Kelly Smith-Price of Roanoke Virginia and
Donald Andrew Winesett and wife Leslie Winesett of Houston, Texas; and
grandchildren, Olivia and Emily Winesett and Lucy Smith-Price. He is also
survived by his brother, Jeff Winesett and wife Sybil Winesett of Rocky Mount,
Virginia; and sister, Susie Doughtery and husband Joe Dougherty of Roanoke,
Virginia. The Winesett family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 3,
2018, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center,
Rocky Mount, Virginia. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, January
4, 2018, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Matt Ricks officiating at Rocky Mount Christian
Church, 120 S. Main St, Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151. Interment will follow in
Franklin Memorial Park. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to The
Rocky Mount Christian Church.

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Mildred Carter Jones

Mildred Carter Jones, 97 of Ferrum passed away on Tuesday,
December 26, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at Flora
Funeral Chapel, 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 29, 2017. Her family will
receive friends 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Flora Funeral Service and
Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Lucille Bass Holsclaw

Lucille Bass Holsclaw, age 95 of Rocky Mount, Va., passed away Sunday,
October 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and
Annie Bass; siblings, two sisters and one brother; her husband, Marshall
Holsclaw; her son, George Holsclaw II; and a son-in- law, James Bateman
of Deltaville, Va. She is survived by her daughter, Pattie Bateman; and
grandson, Jay Bateman, both of Deltaville, Va. Lucille was always
interested in education and was active in Ferrum School. She was
instrumental along with others in forming the PTA in Ferrum. Later she
worked as a teaching assistant and took college courses to become a
reading specialist. Always artistic, she also enjoyed drawing and painting.
She was a member of Story Creek Baptist Church. Family and friends will
gather for a Celebration of Life Service led by Reverend Pat Collins, at
Flora Funeral Home, 665 South Main Street, Rocky Mount, Va., on
January 7, 2018, at 3 p.m. Flowers are always appreciated or a donation
may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P. O. Box 996011,
Washington, D.C. 22090-6011 or by calling the Association at 1-800- 272-
3900.