Mary Barnwell

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The Matriarch of our family has departed eternity with our Lord, Robert, Sr., Husband; Henri, daughter and a host of beloved relatives. Mother was born to the marriage of John Wesley Little and Mattie Little Biles. She leaves to mourn Robert and Cara Barnwell, Jr., Sean E. Barnwell, Francis and Angela Barnwell; Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. A special thank you to Adam, Ashley and Addison Barnwell for the loving care provided. Mary Barnwell retired from the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Salem, Virginia as Director of Nursing. A Graduate of the Medical College of Georgia with a Master of Science in Nursing; Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Nursing from the University of South Carolina. Our Mother began her career as a Diploma Graduate from Columbia Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. Thank you to\ Ms. Brenda Adams with Catholic Charities. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, April 27, 2018
at 12:00 p.m. at St. Francis-Assisi Catholic Church with family visitation one hour before.
Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.


Ronald Lee Bernard


Ronald Lee Bernard, age 72 of Callaway broke free from his earthly body and was gathered into the loving arms of Jesus his Savior on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Ronnie was born on January 27, 1946 to the late Willard H. and Casey Jones Bernard. He was also preceded in death by his father-in- law, Carl Webster; brother, Billy Bernard; sister, Verna Sue Gravely; and brothers-in- law, Jerry Custer, George Gravely, and Larry Webster. Ronnie was full of life and never idle. He never met a stranger and conversation came easy. He had vast knowledge and was a jack of all trades – always ready to share his talents with family and friends. His laugh was easy and memorable. He retired after 30 years from Yokohama Tire Corporation. He was known as “Bernie” by his co-workers there. He made life-long friends there and treasured their company in the months before his passing. However, retirement was no excuse to quit working. On any given day he
could be found in the shop, garden, on the farm, or attending to a new household project. He instilled that strong work ethic in each of his children and grandchildren. Ronnie set a wonderful example of what a God-loving husband and father should be. He married the love of his life on November 19, 1965 and they enjoyed more than 52 years together.
Through life’s joys and sorrows their union remained strong and their love for one another only grew greater. He loved and was devoted and dedicated to his family – always there to lend a helping hand or give a word ofadvice. He even built with his own hands each of his children a home for their own families. He loved to travel and his most treasured times were the numerous camping trips, vacations and road trips spent with family. So many happy memories were made. His strength and love blessed his wife, children and grandchildren and their lives will never be the same. He will always be loved, adored, and remembered by those closest to him: his precious wife, Sue Webster Bernard; his children, Tammy (Bobby) Sloan, Missy (Johnny) Pendleton, and Brian (Melissa) Bernard; and 10 grandchildren, Ashley (Evan) Boone, Tyler Layman (Molly Massey), Jayden Sloan, Jessy (Sara Underwood) and Kelsey Pendleton, Isaiah, Gideon, Jason, Abel, Reuben and Elijah Bernard. He is also survived by his mother-in- law, Irene Thomas Webster; sisters, Mary Frances (James) Guilliams, Shelby Nemeth, and Patricia Custer; sisters-in- law, Carol (Reginald) Luck, Judy (Roy) Wooldridge, and Jean (Larry- dear cousin who was like a brother) Guilliams; brothers-in- law, Benny (Sue Ann) Webster, Jerry (Catharine) Webster, and Barry Webster; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and a loving church family at Highland United Methodist Church. The family would like to thank everyone for the prayers and love during this time. Thanks to Dr. Kochenderfer, Jolee Preston, all those at Blue Ridge Cancer Care, Susan and all those at Carilion Hospice Care for the care and comfort they provided during this hard time. Flowers are appreciated or donations can be made to Highland United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 34, Callaway, Virginia 24067. Funeral services will be conducted from Highland United Methodist Church 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Amy Pannell and Chaplain Rick Poland officiating. Interment will follow in Callaway Community Cemetery. His family will receive friends

5-8 p.m. Saturday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky


Richard Allen Myers

myersRichard Allen Myers, age 57 of Callaway, went to be with the Lord on April 28, 2018. He is preceded in death by his mother Frances Marie Myers and father James Lewis Myers and his son Richard Bradley Myers. He is survived by his wife of 34 years Teresa Gail Myers, his daughters Ashley Myers (Austin) and Amy Hall, his special son-in- law and go getter Henry Hall, two precious grandsons, Logan and Ethan Hall, his brothers, Gearld Myers (Beannie) and Steve Myers (Debbie),
sister, Kaye Sigmon (Rodney) and sister Peggy, his brother-in- law, Calvin Cole and special friends, Anthony and Steven Stanley.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Mountain View Memorial Park with Pastor Richard Thomas officiating. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.


James “Allen” Mills, Jr.

SKM C36818042811520Heavenly angels opened the doors to pearly gates for James “Allen” Mills, Jr. on April 27, 2018 to enter his eternal heavenly home, at the age of 67. Allen peacefully and with dignity passed away at his home on Doe Run Road, Rocky Mount, Va.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ray and Merle Perdue and his mother-in- law, Gloria Angle. In addition, he had three sons-in- law to precede him, Ronnie Phillippe, Matthew Wyatt and Louis Robertson. Allen attended Hargrave Military Academy for a short time and then went on to graduate from Franklin County High School. He then went on to serve his country for four years with United States Air Force, and was honorably discharged. He was an avid DALLAS COWBOYS fan who instills it in his kids and grandkids.
With Allen’s expertise and knowledge, he became Vice President of Steven King and Co. on State Street for over 30 years. He retired June 2016 to start a new journey of life. He is survived by the love of his life for over 46 years Faye Mills. He is also survived by two daughters, who were the apple of his eyes. Amy Wyatt, and her children Jaime Phillippe ,Lex and Zane Honaker, Kasey Phillippe and her son Jace Poole, Dylan Wyatt and Kristen Wyatt. Leslie Robertson and her children Matthew and Amber. Also survivied by his sister, Jo Ann Woody who gave him her unconditional love, two brothers-in- law, David and Mike Angle, sister-in- law, Marie Hunt (David), also many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles from the Barbour, Perdue and Mills Family.

I've finished life's chores assigned to me,
So put me on a boat headed out to sea.
Please send along my fishing pole
For I've been invited to the fishin'; hole.
Where every day is a day to fish,
To fill your heart with every wish.
Don't worry, or feel sad for me,
I'm fishin'; with the Master of the sea.
We will miss each other for awhile,
But you will come and bring your smile.
That won't be long you will see,
Till we're together you and me.
To all of those that think of me,
Be happy as I go out to sea.
If others wonder why I'm missin';
Just tell ';em I've gone fishin';

Funeral services will be conducted at Flora Chapel, 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 1, 2018 with Rev. Michael Stump officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. His family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.


William M. Parcell

WilliamParcellWilliam M. Parcell, age 96 of Rocky Mount died peacefully on Friday, April 27,2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Margaret Davis Parcell; son, Reid Parcell; parents, Carson and Annie Scott Parcell; four sisters, Cora, Ann,
Margaret and Hazel; two infant sisters; and brother, Carson. Mr. Parcell began working for his father-in- law, W.D. Davis (Davis Heating and Air Conditioning) and eventually purchased the business with longtime friend J.R. Buckner. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II, participating in the Battle of the Bulge and received the Purple Heart. He was a member of the American Legion for over 70 years and Assistant Scout Master with Troop #30. Mr. Parcell was also a member and Elder at Rocky Mount Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Surviving are his sons and daughters-in- law, David and Sharon Parcell, William, Jr. and Emma Parcell, Ben and Flo Parcell, and Bob and Liz Parcell; grandchildren, Kay Parcell Hoff and Chris, Jill Parcell, Elizabeth Parcell Sharp and Nathan, William Ry Parcell and Katherine,
Carson Parcell, Lee Ellen Parcell, Annie Parcell, Margaret Parcell Bisnett and James, and Bradley Parcell; great-grandchildren, Christiana Hoff, Delaney Hoff, Ethan Hoff, Emma Sharp, Pheobe Sharp, Harper Parcell and Rafe Parcell; brother, John Parcell and Judy; brothers-in- law, Henry Fralin, Jimmy Davis and Donna; and numerous
nieces and nephews. He adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rocky Mount Christian Church, 120 South Main Street, Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the Parcell Family Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at Rocky Mount Christian Church with Rev. Matthew Ricks officiating. His family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Rocky Mount Christian Church.
Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.