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Jeremy D. Scott

Jeremy D. Scott, age 35 of Rocky Mount, born August 18, 1979 passed away from his earthly body on Thursday, April 2, 2015. His journey to Heaven takes with him his great love of family and friends.

Jeremy’s love for music is known by all. He was in numerous bands and played in lots of concerts. Jeremy graduated from Franklin County High School in 1997 and Ferrum College in 2001. Jeremy loved sports as a young man, playing basketball, football and his greatest love, baseball. His gift of loving everyone and never having a bad word to say about anyone has given him countless friends.

Cancer took away a beautiful loving family man, but the memories we have of him will never be taken away. He was preceded in death by his mawmaw (whom he was named after), Arlene Dodd Cook; his pawpaw, Woodrow Cook; grandparents, Calvin and Ella Scott. He leaves behind, but soon to be reunited with, his beautiful daughter, Melody Jane Scott; wife of 12 years, Amber M. Scott; his mom and dad, Sue and Johnny Arrington; father, Jim Scott; brothers, Jimmy, C.J. (Denise), Jason and Brice; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and Cindy Kochanski; sister-in-law, Cat Kochanski, grandparents, Clark and Jerene Arrington, his very close friends and his best friend, his dog Macy. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a Trust

Fund for benefit of his daughter, c/o Sue Arrington, 1469 Brick Church Rd., Rocky Mount, VA. 24151. So that family and friends may celebrate Easter, funeral services will be conducted at Flora Funeral Chapel, 11:00 a.m. Tuesday with Pastor Bruce Huffman officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. His family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Elizabeth Berger Altice

Elizabeth Berger Altice, 88 of Glade Hill went to be with the Lord Friday, April 3, 2015. She was born June 11, 1926 a daughter of the late Samuel and Vergie Allman Berger. Also, preceded in death by her husband, Charles Douglas Altice. Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, Judy Haley, Ronnie Altice (Diane) and Ruben Altice (Mary Ann); step daughter, Brandie Spencer; two grandchildren, Teresa Holley (Raymond) and Ronnie Altice, Jr. (Grace); former granddaughter-in-law, Kim Altice; great-grandchildren, Laken, Katelynn, Kaylee, Caden, Abby, Levi, Lilly and Logan; great-great grandchildren, Colton and River; special friend, Peggy Smithers.

Funeral services will be conducted at Flora Funeral Chapel, 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015 with Pastor Roger Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends Sunday 6-8 pm at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Frederick D. Allard, Jr.

Frederick D. Allard, Jr. age 59 of Glade Hill passed away Friday, April 3, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Redwood United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Elvarine Ingram Simms

unnamedElvarine Ingram Simms, age 95 had a tranquil passing the morning of April 4th 2015 and joins her beloved husband, Harold Simms, who passed four years before her. They were married for 74 years. She devoted her life to her five children and exhibited unconditional love as only a mother can regardless of situations of adversity that arises in all families. She taught by her lifestyle the virtues of economics and conservation as skillfully as any CFO of a major corporation.

In a time when women without degrees did not carve out careers for themselves she had the courage to use her creative skills to educate and become

certified in the world of cosmetology. Her basement salon became a place where women from the neighborhood could get a bit of pampering while bonding as a community. She was quick to respond to a neighbor in need, showing up with homemade dishes and kind words of support. She never hesitated to take on the care necessary as other family members made their transition from this life to the next.

As powerful as the love for her husband and family, was also her love of church where she offered time as a Sunday school teacher and generous tithing. She had a flair for flower arranging and for decades she would lovingly create gorgeous flower arrangements for the altar of her church. She often spoke of how grateful she was for her church family and neighbors. She would want to publicly acknowledge in particular her caregivers, Beverly and Joe Rutter, other devoted caregivers were, Shirley James and Peggy Hodges. She is survived by her five children, John C. Simms, Sr. Ridgeway, VA, Tillie Thompson and husband Jerry, Cynthia Willis and husband Gordon (Bo), James Simms and wife Lovviner all of Franklin County and Claudia Simms Wolfe of Santa Fe, NM, 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren. Though each sibling will mourn the passing of their mother in their own way, special acknowledgment should go to Cynthia Willis. Though a spirited handful as a teenager, her love and support of her mother was exceptional throughout her life but especially in her later years.Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Carilion Hospice Services of Franklin County and Ferrum Rescue Squad.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Tuesday April 7, 2015 with Chaplain Rick Poland officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends 4-7 p.m. Monday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Clay Dudley Ingram

Clay Dudley Ingram went to be with Lord on Thursday, April 2, 2015. Clay was born June 11, 1925 in Henry, Virginia to the late Bunyan and Annie Ingram. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, U.B. and Beverly Ingram; sisters, Ocie McGhee, and Louise Ramsey; brother-in-law, Edgar Holley. Clay is survived by his loving wife Burnell Stone Ingram who were joined in matrimony December 30, 1950; son, Phillip Ingram; sister, Marie Ingram; sisters-in-law, Algeria Ingram and Faye Holley; very special friends, John Clifford Simms, Beth and Stephanie Simms, Jerry and Tillie Thompson and Debbie Scott. Clay was employed by DuPont of Martinsville, Va. for 30 years. He was a long time member and Deacon of Mill Creek Baptist Church.

After retirement, Clay enjoyed farming, dedicating time to his church, always assisting his family, friends, neighbors, and shut-ins. Clay was very devoted to his many special pets that came into his life. 

Funeral services will be conducted at Flora Funeral Chapel, 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015 with Rev. Brian Goard and Rev. Tom Teems officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Flowers are appreciated or donations may be made to The Henry Fire Department, 5241 Henry Road, Henry, Va. 24102 or Mill Creek Baptist Church. His family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.