Frank Lester Peters


Frank Lester Peters, age 86 of Ferrum went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. He is survived by his lovely and committed wifof 64 years, Ileta Carter Peters; his children, Patty Sigmon (Mike), Brenda Handy, Lester Peters (Melinda-deceased), Sharlene Robinson (Greg); his grandchildren, Tracy Holley (Brad), Justin Sigmon (Rita), Heather Gray, Katherine Britton (David), Shannon Ramsey (Jeremy), Amy Heidi (Kyle), Josh, Ben, Mark and Anne Peters; his great-grandchildren, Kolton and Tyler Holley, Will and Abby Gray, Brooklynand Bristol Sigmon, Carter, Jackson and Baby Ramsey, and Jack Britton He was preceded in death by his son, Donnie Peters; and grandson, Jonathan Peters. He loved serving the Ferrum community, was dedicated to his loving wife and family and was a faithful member of Republican Church. Many will remember the hard working determination and fun-loving heart of gold that he had. Funeral services will be conducted fro Flora Funeral Chapel 2 p.m. Saturday with Elder Junior Conner officiating. Interment will follow in the Carter-Young Family Cemetery. His familyvwill receive friends 5-8 p.m. Friday at Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.


Mrs. Alberta J. Shively

unnamedMrs. Alberta J. Shively, age 83 of Ferrum died in her home on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who loved taking care of her family. She loved flowers, gardening, and cooking wonderful meals for her family. She was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church and dearly loved all her church family. She was born on July 30, 1931 to the late Roy and LeraJames. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her twin brother, Albert James; her brother, R.H. James; and her sisters, Christine Rorrer, Maxine Jones, and Georgetta Evans. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Junior C. Shively; her children, Margie Bowling (Wayne) of Boones Mill, VA, Regena Jones(Danny) of Bedford, VA, Christel Scott (Glenn) of Callaway, VA, David Shively (Rachel) of Ferrum, VA and Tim Shively (Cindy) of Ferrum, VA. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jonathan Scott (Alla), Shannon Bowling (Tonya), Kevin Bowling (Heather), Amanda Blankenship (Denny), Sara Padilla (Carlos) and Amanda Law; great-grandchildren, Alexander Scott, Courtney Bowles, Brent Bowling, Emily Bowling, Hayden Bowling, Daniel Bowling, William Law, and Gabriela Padilla. Surviving also are her sisters, Nadine Scott and Patsy Carter (Roger); her brothers- in-law, J.D. Jones and Donnie Rorrer; and sister-in-law, Claudine James. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 11 a.m. Friday with Dr. Brian

Goard and Pastor Tom Teems officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to Carilion Hospice of Franklin Co. or Mill Creek Baptist Church of Henry, VA. Her family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.


Jean Hanson Harlow

harlowJean Hanson Harlow, age 79, of Rocky Mount, passed late Saturday night. She was born in Raysal, West Virginia, on November 10th, 1934. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ruby and Dan Hanson; brothers, Dan Herbert Hanson Jr. and Wayne Hanson; son, Shannon Timothy Harlow;daughter, Lisa Harlow Ricker, and husband Shannon Harlow. She is survived by her daughter, Meghan Montross Harlow; and a sister, Mary Ellen Hanson McGraw. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Corbin and Collin Ricker, of Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Harlow was a loving and caring mother to two sets of children at two different points in her life - she, along with her husband, made the decision to legally adopt their granddaughter Meghan when their son was unable to care for her. Being a mother for about 40 straight years is not an easy task, but her love for her family knew no bounds. She was also an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church with her husband, serving on the altar guild, for many years. The family requests that any donations be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 101 Church St. NW, Rocky Mount, VA, 24151. Funeral services will be conducted at Trinity Episcopal Church 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery in Christiansburg. The family will receive friends from 11-12 noon on Wednesday at Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.


Cpl Scott Payne Cook

splCpl Scott Payne Cook, age 21of Camp Lejeune, NC passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014. He was raised in Rocky Mount, VA and was serving proudly as a Cpl in the U.S. Marine Corps. In his passing he left behind his son, Wesley Scott Cook, his wife and son’s mother Autumn Cook; parents, Linda and Clarence Greer; five brothers, Shain (Stephanie) Bailey, Randy (Hannah) Bailey, Ted (Heida) Cook, Chris and Kenny (Anna) Greer; three sisters, Wendy (CR) Poindexter, Shelly(Brad) Patton and Heather(Kenny) Swaim; two grandparents, Pappa and Granny Greer; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins who loved him very much. Scott was preceded in death by his father, William Ted Cook and grandmother, Mattie Mullins. Funeral services will be conducted at Flora Funeral Chapel, 11:00 a.m. Monday. Interment with military honors will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. His family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.


Dorothy Bee Hodges

Dorothy Bee Hodges, 85 of Glade Hill passed away Friday, September 5, 2014. Mrs. Hodges was a long time member of Redwood United Methodist Church. She was preceded death by her loving husband Albert Guy Hodges; two brothers, Herman Brown and Henry Brown; two sisters, Hazel Riffey and Hallie Anderson; four brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law. Left to cherish her memory are two sons, Dennis Hodges and Bobby Dale Hodges; daughter, Diane Bousman; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Helen Moran, Peggy Davis, Jane Trout and Phyllis Martin; brothers, John Everette Brown and Ben Brown, Jr.; sisters-in-law, Jo Brown and Mary Brown; a number step-grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Special thanks to caregiver Renae Whitlow, and her best friend and family, Lori Baker, her church family and Hospice of Franklin County. Funeral services will be conducted at Flora Funeral Chapel, 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 7, 2014 with Rev. Bradley S. Dulaney officiating. Interment will follow in the Family Cemetery. Her family will receive friends 6-8 pm Saturday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.