James Everett Wilt, age 82 of Rocky Mount died Monday, May 11, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Wilson Wilt and Lillian “Mabel” Wilt; first wife, Shirley Hollinger Wilt; and son-in-law, Richard Latorre. Surviving are his wife Eunice Austin Wilt; children, Suzan Ritter (Bobby), James Wilt (Connie), Linda Latorre, George Wilt (Cindy); step- children, Charles Austin (Carolyn), Debra Ellis (David), Phillip Austin (Brenda); 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at Pigg River Old German Baptist Brethren Church 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2015. Interment will follow in Franklin Clearview Cemetery. His family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the church. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Billy Clifford Scruggs, age 77 of Wirtz died Saturday, May 9, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Maggie Scruggs; brothers and sisters, Maylan “Whop” Scruggs, Robert Scruggs, Viola Ferguson, Eula Cundiff and Mary Elizabeth Dillon. He was retired from Scruggs Transmission. Surviving are his son, Mark Scruggs and wife Tracy; grandson, Braedon Anthony Scruggs; brother and sister, Phillip George Scruggs and wife Phylis, Lydia “Tunny” Meador; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. His family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Helen Marie Parcell Orander, 84, of Collinsville died at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville/Henry County, Martinsville on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, after a brief illness. Helen was born on January 29, 1931 in Rocky Mount, a daughter of the late Joel Parcell and Lula Law Parcell Arrington. She attended Franklin County Schools and was a member of Henry Fork Church of the Brethren and upon moving to Collinsville, she transferred her membership to Fort Trial Baptist Church, Stanleytown. She will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and for her beautiful flower gardens and enjoyment of her home, family and friends. She loved music, especially hymns. She also enjoyed square dancing with her friends in Martinsville. She and her late husband, John Bishop Orander, were both employed by E. I. DuPont, Inc., Martinsville. Helen is survived by her beloved son, John Richard Orander and her grandson, Blake Orander, both of Collinsville and her sister, Jane Parcell Broadhurst of Florida. She is also survived by her nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Bishop Orander; brothers, Jack, J.W., and Garvin Parcell and sisters, Eva Nichols and Mildred (Polly) Hall. A graveside service will be held at Roselawn Burial Park, Martinsville on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 12:00 noon with Dr. Joey McNeill officiating.
The family will receive friends at Norris Funeral Services Martinsville Chapel, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, one hour prior to the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fort Trial Baptist Church, 170 Oak Level Road, Stanleytown, VA 24168. Courtesy announcement by Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount.
Irene “Gladys” Dudley (Altice), age 73 of Rocky Mount passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Irene was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ardest and Angie Dudley; sisters, Virginia Haley and Margaret Bowles; brother, Alfred Dudley; and great-grandson, Thomas Berg. Surviving are her ex-husband, Lewis Altice; children, Linda Guthrie (Smokey) and Rickey Altice (Bonnie); grandchildren, Crystal Hannabass (Will), Danny Guthrie, Brandon Altice (Kristen), and David Guthrie; great-grandchildren, Nicole, Logan, Zoe, Maddy, Jason, Jacob, Hayden; sister-in-law, Shirley Dent (Alton); special cousins, Evelyn Phennecie and Billy Wayne Dudley; special great-niece, Teresa Holley; and special friend, Judy Haley.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Henry Fork Church of the Brethren with Pastor Ronald Coleman officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and following the interment at the home of Rickey and Bonnie Altice, 185 Greenhouse Road, Glade Hill, Virginia.
Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Jessie Susan Hundley Perdue, age 89 of Rocky Mount went home to be with the Lord April 28, 2015. She retired from E.I. DuPont with 32 years of service. She a devout Christian and worshipped as long as her health permitted. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Thomas Hundley and Jessie Clark Hundley; husband, Floyd Allen Perdue; sister, Crystal Hundley Clarke; and brothers, Benford Hundley, Melvin Hundley. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda Perdue Lynch (Jimmy); brother and sister-in-law, Douglas Hundley (Frances); several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 11 a.m. Saturday with Rev. Eddie Hawks officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.