Betty June Mills Goggin, age 85 of Rocky Mount, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 30, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Page Goggin, Jr., mother and step-father, Lottie and Buford Lynch, father, Roy Mills, sister, Reva Hammock, brothers, Kennis Mills and Dennis Mills. Surviving are daughters, Linda Potter (Scott), Wanda Flanagan (Jeff), Susan Miller (Jeff), brother, Kailey Lynch (Sherry), sisters, Janet Aker (Bud) and Ann Gilbert (Eddie), grandchildren, Tiffany Allen (Raine), Lori Treweek (Brian), Nikki Custer (Brad), Lindsey Tynan (Sean), Jeremy Flanagan (Jessica), great-grandchildren, Lauren and Brooke McGhee, Eva Page, Anna and Isla June Custer, Hatcher Tynan. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Furnace Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Dillon and Rev. Phillip Bramblett officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Timmy O. Wray, age 64 of Rocky Mount died Friday, March 24, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Terry and Edith Wray; and infant brother, Roger Wray. Surviving are his companion of 19 years, Ann Hodges; daughter and son-in- law, Cindy Wray Markham and husband, Jason; grandson, Ryan Markham; sister, Darlene Wray; brother, Danny Wray; nieces and nephews, Tiffany Dent, Mindy Dent, Zach Moore, Sierra Moore; and several special aunts. Timmy retired from Yokahoma Tire with over 35 years of service. He enjoyed life and was a NASCAR and wrestling fan. Funeral services will be conducted from Henry Fork Church of the Brethren 11 a.m. Tuesday with Pastor Ronald Coleman officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Henry Fork Church of the Brethren. His family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Henry Fork Church. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Betty Ann Brewer, age 88 of Moneta died Sunday, March 19, 2017. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, M. Carey Brewer. Surviving are her children, Beth Huggins, Rob Brewer (Karen), Ruth Ann Cassell and Cathie Daniel; her grandchildren, Carey, Katie, Molly, Jeanette, Elizabeth and Davis; great-grandson, Brewer. Betty Ann worked faithfully alongside her husband Carey during his career with the Federal government and later as the “First Lady” while Carey served as President of Lynchburg College from 1964 to 1983. Betty Ann was a longtime member of First Christian Church and active in community events. She and her husband retired to Smith Mountain Lake in 1984. Private family memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Lynchburg College Brewer Scholarship Fund, Lynchburg VA 24501. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount – Smith Mountain Lake.
On March 18, 2017, Nancy Jewell Robertson Altice, 70, of Rocky Mount was granted her wings and entered into her eternal life. She was born June 10, 1946 to the late Herbert D. and Bessie S. Robertson. She was also preceded in death by her husband Ralph Elma Altice. To cherish her memory are her loving son, James Calvin Altice; devoted cousin, Nadine R. DeHart; sister-in- law, Gertrude A. Lumsden; a host of cousins and friends; staff and friends at Trinity Mission in Rocky Mount; and special pet, Starr. The graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Bob Sowder officiating. Her family will receive friends 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
On March 18, 2017, at 11:05 p.m., Nancy Shively of Rocky Mount went to be with her Lord. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Eva Dowdy (Hodges); her husbands, Claude Willard Quinn and Oliver Shively; and her daughter, Darlene Hall. She is survived by her daughter, atricia Johnson (James) of Beckley, WV; her six grandchildren, Lisa Jewers (John) of Lancaster, PA, Jennifer Hunt (Bryan) of Beckley, WV, and Chad Hall, Sue Ellen Hall, Charles Hall, and Kim Snowdy, all of Rocky Mount, VA; and her nine great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 22, at 11:00 a.m. at Flora Funeral Chapel in Rocky Mount, VA with her son-in- law, Pastor James Johnson officiating. He will be assisted by Pastor Eddie Hawks. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Family visitation will be on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Special thanks to Evelyn Hodges, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Turner, and Peggy Sink for their many acts of kindness. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Woodlawn Baptist Church of Rocky Mount, VA.