Virginia A. Neuhs, age 92 of Boones Mill, passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. She was born March 30, 1925 in Amsterdam, NY to the late George and Eva Mae Covey. “Ginny” as she was known to all her friends loved bright sunny days working in her flower gardens. People came from around the county to see her beautifully arranged beds. She lived with her devoted husband, F.J. Neuhs for 61 years. They raised four children together and were parted by his death on May 19, 2007. Virginia was also preceded in death by her siblings, Jimmy, Elmira, Viola and Carlene. Surviving are her youngest brother, George; sons, Richard Neuhs and wife Jackie, Larry Neuhs, David Neuhs; daughter, Robin Neuhs and her companion Charley; grandchildren, Sandra Craft and husband Carl, Amy Neuhs, Mike Neuhs and sweetheart Samantha, Summer Pate and husband James, Janie Morton, Tracy St.Clair and Hunter Neuhs; great-grandchildren, David, Zachary, Jenna, Autumn, Nate, Steven and Kyndal Pate, Caleb and Logan Craft. Her memory will live on in our hearts. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Sherwood Memorial Park, Salem with Chaplain Gary Kingery officiating. Her family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Allyn Gray Riddle, 18, of Rocky Mount, Virginia was tragically taken from us on August 18, 2017. Allyn is survived by his parents, father Tom Riddle and mother and step father Allyson Riddle-Owens and James Owens, his big brother Austin Riddle, step sisters: Brandy Owens (wife
Angie), Taylor Owens and Kailey Owens, Grandparents: G.O. (Woody) and Joyce Woodlief, Jolene Riddle, and Brenda Owens, Aunts: Malinda Turner, Kaye Hale, Felicia Allred, and Eva Wood (husband Bob) Uncles: Ricky Allred (wife Rebekah), Don Riddle, Jr., Cousins: Billy Riddle, Chris Riddle (wife Coree), Tanner Hale, and many, many more. He was predeceased by his Paternal Grandparents Don and Kitty Riddle, and his Maternal grandfather J.C. (Dick) Allred.
Allyn was born August 25, 1998 in Roanoke, Virginia. He graduated from Franklin County High School in 2016 and aspired to become a Military Police Officer in the United States Navy and was currently working at UPS in Roanoke. Allyn was born and raised in Franklin County, VA and saw beauty in
things that others would overlook. He cherished his friends, he loved to hike, he loved music, and it was complete joy to watch him play soccer. Allyn always smiled and his laughter was purely magical. He had his own style, he was truly unique. Our physical time with you is over now son. I
consider myself proud and lucky to have been chosen by God to have had the pleasure of being your mother. The loss of a child is something no one should endure and yet, I take comfort knowing Allyn was a Christian - and when my sweet son was taken and his last breath released - the next sound must have been the flutter of angel's wings. Dr. David Jerimiah wrote, "God will dispatch His angels at just the right time, and they'll meet us just within the veil and carry us to the heights of His glory." You are absent from us but present with our Lord. You will always be remembered my son - with all of my heart - you are loved.
Rather than flowers, should friends desire, I think Allyn would like a contribution be made to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 6:30 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Ollie Pearl (Montgomery) Skidmore, of Rocky Mount died Thursday, August 17, 2017. Mrs. Skidmore was born in Frenchburg, KY on July 5, 1921. Ollie married English Anderson Skidmore on July 16, 1949 residing in Middleton, OH. They retired to Melbourne, FL, where they enjoyed their close friends, sunshine and lots of shrimping for over 25 years. To be closer to their daughter they relocated to Rocky Mount, VA.
Preceding her in death were her husband, English Anderson Skidmore; parents, Bernice (Becraft) and Willie Montgomery; sisters, Gladys Melon, Ana Lee Firshich, twin sisters in infancy; brothers, Charlie, John, Eugene and Arnold Montgomery; daughter, June Antrican; son, Dale Anderson Skidmore. She is survived by her daughter, Jean C Boone; grandsons, Tony Boone (Melissa) of Columbus, OH, Todd Boone (Carman) of Rocky Mount, VA;
granddaughters, Trenda Boone of Charlotte, NC, Tama Rios (Jesse) of Ceres, CA and Yvonne Myers of Trenton, OH; 7 great-granddaughters, 4 great-grandsons and 7 great- great grandchildren; sister, Rebecca Powers of Orlando, FL; brother, Carl Montgomery of
CA; many nieces, nephews and friends. She was a member of Franklin Heights Baptist Church. Her loving caregivers, Betty, Carol, Elaine and Juanita kept her company the last few years of her life.
Funeral services will be conducted at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount, VA. Her family will receive friends with a viewing at 1:00 followed by a service at 2:00 Saturday August 19. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park.
Eva Lenora Sledd Ashworth of Rocky Mount, Virginia and Palm Beach Gardens,
Florida, died Sunday, August 6, 2017. She was born on March 13, 1919 and was
98 years old. She was the wife of the late Albert Ashworth; and the daughter of
the late Eslie and Mary Sledd, all of the Callaway area. She was predeceased by
brothers, Junior, Harry, Pete, Lloyd and Joe; and sisters, Ethel and Serena; and
three baby sisters. She was also predeceased by a grandson, Neil Jones; and
two great-grandsons, Jacob Lambert and Grayson Martin. Surviving are her
daughters, Freda Wayland (Russell) of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and Arlene
Jones (Robert) of Rocky Mount, Virginia; grandchildren, Coral McFall (Chris) of
Charlotte, North Carolina, Samuel Wayland (Dawn) of Palm Beach Gardens,
Florida, Cristi Lambert (Dean) of Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina, and Tanya
Martin (James) of Salem, Virginia; great-grandchildren, Adam and Ethan
Lambert, Grant Martin, and Zoe McFall; sisters, Norma Jean Cootes of Florida
and Cecile (Fred) Bussey of Rocky Mount; sisters-in- law Sevilla Bower, Mary
Beeghly, Velma Meador and Armilla Ashworth, Janette Sledd, Joyce Sledd, and a
host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Flora Funeral Chapel
on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 2:00 with visitation one hour before services.
Burial will be in the Antioch Church of the Brethren cemetery.
Dr. Charles Kevin Fisher, DVM age 44 passed away August 7, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother; Audrey Hoy Fisher; grandparents,
Cyrus S. and Bernice Montgomery Hoy; and Horace and Stella Fisher. He is survived by his dad, Charles Galen Fisher; brothers, G. Todd Fisher, and
Ryan G. and Sarah Fisher. He is also survived by a niece, Grace; many special friends especially Jay Holt and Paige Renick. Kevin was a graduate
of Franklin County High School, Virginia Tech, and the VA/Maryland College of Veterinarian Medicine at Virginia Tech. Kevin was owner and
operator of Veterinary Services at Oak Level, VA. Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Antioch Church of the Brethren Cemetery. The family requests no food please. His family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center,