Carrington Holloway, age 77 of Rocky Mount died Friday, October 24, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Sue Holloway; parents, John and Annie May Holloway; brothers and sister, John Henry Holloway, George Thomas Holloway, William Holloway and Elizabeth Holloway. Surviving are his children, Cindy Blackwell (Kenneth), James Michael Holloway (Vickie), Jeffrey Holloway (Martha), Anthony Holloway and friend, Wanda, Mark Dwayne Holloway; grandchildren, Michaela, Daniel, Cory, Cole, Krystal, Chelsea (Nick), Koby (Koby’s Mother, Lisa Levisy); great-grandson, Kaleb; sister-in-law, Judy Holloway; many nieces and nephews including Linda and Ronnie Altice; other family members and friends. Memorial services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2 p.m. Tuesday with Pastor Ronald Coleman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gentle Shepherd Hospice or Henry Fork Church of the Brethren. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Jean Stanley Montgomery, 68, of Rocky Mount, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Jean was born on March 4, 1946 in California, Maryland. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter (Doc) Stanley and Mary Madeline Perry; and grandparents, Bernard and Bert Stanley. She was raised by her grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Robert Benjamin Montgomery; and their sons and their wives, Robert “Ben” Benjamin Jr (Amy), Steven Thomas (Hope), Charles Daniel II (Nadine). Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Elizabeth, Luke, Sarah, Jacob, Andrew, Cowan, Brice, and Hannah. She is also survived by her brothers, James W. Stanley, Charles E. Stanley and Robert F. Perry. Jean was a faithful, loving, caring wife and mother. She had a deep passion for gardening, flowers, canning, cooking and baking: she was the best “Room Mother” any kid could have and always made the best birthday cakes. She was a member of Story Creek Baptist Church and was active in the Lord’s work as long as her health permitted. She was deeply loved by all of her family and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Funeral services will be conducted at Flora Funeral Service Chapel in Rocky Mount, VA at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 28, 2014 with the Rev. J. Larry Holland and the Rev. Truley Trammell officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 27 at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center in Rocky Mount, VA.
Julia Ann Carpenter Osborne, 76, of Moneta, VA made Heaven her new home on Sunday October 5, 2014. She was born in Wooster, OH April 13, 1938 to the late Anson (Hank) and Alice Carpenter. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Donald Osborne, grandson Joshua Osborne, brothers Archie and Anson Carpenter and sisters, June Weahry and Roberta Homan. She is survived by son, Donald (Kathie) Osborne, daughter Kathleen Osborne, granddaughter Tess (Rick) Cooper, grandson Walker Maxey, and sisters Edna Chapman and Patricia (Larry) DeVore, as well as many nieces and nephews. Julia was a straight shooter who told what was on her mind. She put her children first whenever possible and encouraged them to go after their dreams. Julia believed that if you are going to dream you may as well dream BIG. Julia spent her life making a living in many factories, including Rubbermaid, Wooster Brush, Semac Industries, Lane and Stanley Furniture. She enjoyed taking a piece of plain wood and transforming it into beautiful furniture. At home she loved to cook and bake and taught her children and grandchildren many kitchen skills. Although she never moved her church membership from Berlin Baptist in Berlin, OH, she continued to study God’s Word and have frequent talks with the Lord. She was always praying for her family’s health and careers. Julia wanted her family to be healthy, happy and safe at all times. It grieved her to know anyone she loved was struggling. She was giving advice right up to the end. Visitation with the family will be at Flora Funeral Home in Rocky Mount, VA on Tuesday, October 7th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and a service from 7:30 – 8:00 with Pastor Keith Floyd officiating. The funeral will be 5:00 p.m. Friday October 10th Todd Hartley officiating at Northside Baptist Church in Millersburg, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, please donate Bibles to Gideon International so that others might come to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Melva Catherine Dunahoo King of Boones Mill left this world for her new home on Friday, October 3, 2014 at the age of 95. She was born on January 12, 1919, the oldest child of Neely Jacob and Ollie Abshire Dunahoo. She was the oldest living member of Boones Mill Church of the Brethren. She made many friends during the time she worked for Cooper Wood Products and Martin Processing. Melva was always active. She loved to dance, work crossword puzzles, rake leaves and work in her flowers. She was able to mow her yard until she was 90. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Harold and Tounes Dunahoo; son-in-law, Donnie Hartman; brother-in-law, Wallace Kinsey; husbands, Oscar Sexton and Howard King. Loved ones left to cherish her memory are her loving daughter, Rachel Sexton Hartman; grandsons, Jimmy (Pam) Hartman, Jeffrey Hartman, Darren Hartman; granddaughter, Amy (Darrell) Morrow; the light of her life, great‐grandson, Zachary Morrow; special sister, Mildred Kinsey; sisters-in law, Goldie and Jean Dunahoo; special aunt, Gelene Amos; and roommate, Ms. Willie Dollock. Heartfelt thanks to Larry and Patty Toler and the staff at Red Oak Manor, and the staff at Franklin Health & Rehab for the kindness and love shown our mother and grandmother during her battle with Dementia. A Graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Mountain View Memorial Park in Boones Mill with Rev. Leonard Martin officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Alzheimer’s Assoc., 3959 Electric Rd., Suite 357, Roanoke, Va.24018 or Franklin County Planned Pethood, 18401 Virgil Goode Hwy., Rocky Mount, Va. 24151. The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Pastor Ben Layman passed away on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 in his church home. He was born on September 17, 1952 in Franklin County, VA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary Layman; and sister, Sheri Layman Fecher. Ben dedicated his life to serving the Lord. After being a dairy farmer for a large part of his life, he returned to school and received his BA degree from Virginia Tech. He completed Training in Ministry courses and was ordained by the Church of the Brethren. He served the Ferrum Church of the Brethren for about 10 years. He was currently serving at the Bethany Church of the Brethren in Farmington, DE. He had a love and close relationship to the people of these congregations. In earlier years, he was a member of Antioch Church of the Brethren where he served on numerous committees and enjoyed serving as youth Sunday School Teacher and Youth Counselor. Pastor Ben had a love for teaching and helping those that were less fortunate. He had a strong desire to help the people of Nicaragua. He made several trips to Nicaragua to help with milk production and crops to help feed the children there. Ben loved sports. He was a life-long Dodgers fan, and learned to root for the Ravens and Orioles with his Delaware family. Ben and his wife Sandra enjoyed their vacations to Cancun, Mexico. He loved talking and meeting people from other areas and other cultures. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Sandra Hall Layman. They were married 42 years. He has two children of which he is so proud; Malinda Jo Layman Durand (husband Paul), Frank Benjamin Layman IV—Benji (wife, Alex); three grandchildren, Lukas Layman, Liam Layman, and Sweet Baby Durand that will enter the world in November. He is also survived by sisters, Jeanette Wright (Charles) and Marilee Taylor, brothers-in-law, Don Fecher (Lynne) and Joe Gann (Frances); and many nieces and nephews. We would like to thank our family at the Bethany Church of the Brethren for allowing Ben to live his dream. We would also like to thank Hospice of Delaware and the many caring physicians who helped Ben through his cancer journey. A memorial service will be conducted at the Bethany Church of the Brethren in Farmington, DE Tuesday night, October 7 at 6:30 pm. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation from 5 pm to 8 pm, Friday, October 10, at Flora Funeral Home, Rocky Mount, VA. Service will be conducted at Antioch Church of the Brethren by Bruce Huffman and David Shumate on Saturday, October 11, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethany Church of the Brethren, 91 School Street, Farmington, DE 19950.