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James (Jim) A. Morrison

JameMorrisonJames (Jim) A. Morrison, 62, died on Monday January 8, 2018 peacefully in his Smith Mtn. Lake home after a courageous battle with leukemia. He was born on May 14, 1955 in Ogdensburg, NY, son of James S. and the late Dorothy Morrison. Jim grew up in Canton, NY and received a BA degree from SUNY Albany. In 1979 he moved to Roanoke, VA and later became a successful small business owner of United Security and Controls, Inc. and Morrison Mechanical. He enjoyed being a member of the Waterfront County Club, boating, jet skiing, being a hobby meteorologist, enjoying his grandsons and relaxing at Smith Mtn. Lake. He is fondly remembered for his quick whit and his ability to make people laugh. Jim is survived by his wife of 39 years, Theresa (Terry Reasoner); and daughters, Kari Morrison, Atlanta, GA, Kelly (Garrett) Brown, Atlanta, GA, Katie (Ben) Bredenkamp, Charleston, SC; grandsons, Aiden and Kieran Brown; Logan and Cooper Bredenkamp; father, James S. Morrison; siblings, Sheryl
Morrison (Lynn Blackmore), Andy (Sandy) Morrison, Wendy Landreth, Dan (Cammie) Morrison, Dixie (Loren) Widrick, Lori Morrison (Bob Heman), Scott Morrison; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A Memorial Service to celebrate Jim’s life will be held on Saturday, January 13 th at noon at
Resurrection Catholic Church in Moneta, VA followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Caringbridge.org; TheDoorways.org. Special thanks to Blue Ridge Cancer Center, Carilion Memorial Oncology and Richmond VCU Oncology. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount – Smith Mountain Lake.

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Shirley Mae Robertson Ellis

ShirleyMaeRobertson EllisShirley Mae Robertson Ellis, 77, of Hardy, VA passed away on January 3, 2018 at her home. She
was born September 22, 1940 to the-late Charlie Woodrow & Grace Pagans Robertson. She was a
member of Oyler's United Methodist Church in Hardy, VA. Prior to an illness beginning in 2005,
Shirley had worked at Kenrose Apparel, and in the housekeeping department at Trinity Mission in
Rocky Mount, VA. In addition to her parents Shirley was preceded in death by a brother, Marion
Charles "Boots" Robertson; a sister, Joyce Jean Robertson Rush; the father of her children Arthur
Bell Ellis; and four nephews. Shirley is survived by her children, Arthur Wayne Ellis, Sr. (Donna) of
Hardy; Grace Faye Ellis Turner (Gary) of Rocky Mount; Ronnie Ray Ellis of Rocky Mount; and Gary
Lee "Chubby" Ellis of the home. Grandchildren, Nicky Ray Ellis (Tabitha) of Hardy; Arthur
Wayne Ellis, Jr. (Nikki); Amanda Lynn Ellis Doss (Mike) of Rocky Mount; Travis Wayne Turner
of Rocky Mount; Shannon Lee Turner of the home; and Dana Garland Turner (Alex) of Rocky
Mount. Great grandchildren, Jazlyn Ellis (Davey); Lexi Ellis, Brooklynn Ellis, Miranda Doss, Sophia
Doss, Jaxon Doss, Tanner Ellis, and Raylynn Ellis. Step grand-children, Gary Ray & Amy Turner;
and Savannah (David) Spicer and their families. She also leaves behind brothers, Sherman (Sue)
Robertson and Kirk (Carol) Robertson. Sisters, Louise Ellis; Rachel Pruitt; Dianne (Wayne)
Mitchell; Marcella (Allen) Hodges; Patricia Hodges; and Brenda (Bobby) Robertson. Sister-in- law
Phyllis Robertson. Special nephew Dale Rush. Several other nieces and nephews; and special friend
of the family Ray Cheek. Funeral services will be conducted at Flora Funeral Chapel, 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 6, 2018 with Rev. Buzzy Robertson officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin
Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Flora Funeral Service and
Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Sherby Jean (Williamson) Cuff

Sherby Jean (Williamson) Cuff departed her earthly residence of 75 Friendly Street, Rocky Mount,
VA and transitioned to her New Home in Heaven on Monday, January 1, 2018.
She was born on April 1, 1953 in Henry, Virginia to the late Roy & Dora Williamson. At an early
age “Jean” (as she was called) accepted the Lord and was baptized in the Precious Name of Jesus!
She was a faithful and dedicated church worker and loved doing for and giving to others.
Jean graduated from G.W.Carver High School in 1971. She furthered her education at Patrick Henry
Community College and received a degree as an Administrative Assistant. Among the jobs she
fulfilled, she received great reward as a paraprofessional with the Franklin County School System
where she worked for over 10 years until retirement.
On Saturday, January 13, 1973 she married the love of her life James Douglas Cuff. To this union
two children were born, Taurus and Ameia. Sis. Jean was not only a mother to them but to everyone
she met, she took on the motherly role.
Sis. Jean was a faithful and dedicated member of the Jerusalem Way of the Cross Church where she
served on the Kitchen Committee, the Mass Choir, All Ladies Choir, a member of the Missionary
Board and faithful and dedicated member of Sunday School Class #2 where she enjoyed a challenge
in the Word of God!
Sis. Jean was preceded in death by four brothers, Thomas, Robert, Chester and Bobby Williamson.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories her devoted and loving husband of almost 45 years,
Deacon James Douglas Cuff; three children, her daughter Ameia Cuff; son, Taurus Cuff both of
Charlotte, NC and Maurice Cuff of Leo Minster, MASS; four grandchildren, Ambria Cuff, Jaiden
Cuff, Peyton Cuff and Cameron Cuff; six sisters, Elsie Via, Bassett, VA, Margaret (Clyde) Ross,
Bassett, VA, Linda (Michael) Thomas, Fieldale, VA, Nannette (Robert) Tinsley, Rye Brook, NY,
Debra (Arlian) Martin, Martinsville, VA; Sharon (David) Johnson, Martinsville, VA; four brothers,
James Wimbush, Raymond (Jackie) Williamson, Roger Williamson all of Columbus, Ohio and
Walter Williamson, Henry, VA; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at Jerusalem Way of the Cross Church, 12:00 noon Saturday,
January 6, 2018 with Elder Cleive Adams, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin
Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Arrangements
by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Hillie Oakes Stanley

Hillie Oakes Stanley, age 85 of Moneta, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
She was the daughter of the late Eugene and Frances Oakes. She was a
member of the First Church of the Brethren in Rocky Mount and was very
devoted to her church and the Lord. Survivors include two daughters and
sons-in- law, Melissa S. and Bobby McNeely of Rocky Mount, and Debra
K. and Russ Parkinson of Arlington, WA; one son Gene McDowell and
wife Lisa of Hardy; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two
great-great- grandchildren. The visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday,
January 5, 2018, followed by service at 2:00 p.m. at Flora Funeral Chapel
in Rocky Mount, Va. with Rev. John Collins and Rev. Mike Gallimore
officiating. Interment will follow at Franklin Memorial Park. Following the
burial, friends and family are welcome at the McNeely home at 5300
Pleasant Hill Road, Rocky Mount, Va.

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Bennie Lindbergh Angell

Bennie Lindbergh Angell, 90 of Boones Mill departed from earthly home
to his heavenly home Thursday, December 21, 2017. He was a loving
husband, father, grandfather and friend. Bennie was also known as the
“Candy Man”, PaPa Bennie and Pops. Bennie never met a stranger and he
was a compassionate, caring and kind man, always giving to others. He was
preceded in death by his loving wife of 42 years, Norma Jean Wray Angell;
one grandson, Josiah David Rickman; one granddaughter, Jennifer Lorraine
Angell; his mother and father, Joseph Marshall and Annie Crook Angell;
brothers and wives, Elmo and Frances Angell, Herman and Norene Angell;
half-sisters, Etta and Glen LaPrad, Katherine Sink, Josie and Patch Mills;
sister-in- law, Corinne Angell; brothers-in- law, Bud Ferguson and Henry
Seay; also Jeans’s family of 11 brothers and sisters and in-laws including
one surviving brother-in- law, Galen Flora. Left to cherish his memory are a
son and daughter-in- law, Les and Debbie Angell; daughters and sons-in-
law, Mary and Randy Rickman; Joy and Ben Wood; Sherry Angell; six
grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, seven great- grandchildren, six step-
great-grandchildren; brother, Luther (Luke) Angell; sister, JoAnna (Tip)
Seay. Having been blessed to be a part of two large families, he is survived
by many wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins, friends, church family
and children of the church he loved dearly including a special little girl,
Willow White; also special friends, Dal and Evelyn Abshire (both
deceased). Joe and Doris Rhea (both deceased), Dr. Milton Miller
(deceased) and Elizabeth, Mrs. Margaret Shepherd, Lee Flora, Clark and
Jerene Arrington, Milton Arrington (deceased) and Mary B., J.L. Red
Whitlow and Virginia, Pastor Patrick Collins and Marjorie. The family is
very thankful for the wonderful caregiver he had, Lenora Witcher and the
great care she provided. Bennie knew nothing but hard work all his life,
working as a Nursing Assistant at Salem VA Medical Center for 37 ½
years, and making many friends there. He also dug graves by pick and

shovel for 20 ½ years. He butchered hogs, gardened, cut wood and many
other things. He proudly served his country, in the U.S. Army serving in
Japan and Korea November 1950-October 1952. While serving, Bennie
talked with God and said he didn’t want to have to shoot anyone and during
his time he said he never saw a dead or wounded soldier and was thankful
for that. He promised God (in the middle of the Atlantic) if he got home he
would serve him to the best of his ability, all he had was his hands to use
and ask God to give him a job he could do with those hands and God did.
He, his wife and his Dad along with James Wood (former Pastor) are the
reasons Boones Mill Baptist Church is where it is today. They cleared the
land and Dad sacrificed in many ways for this church to be there today. He
has served the church in many ways; as a Deacon, Trustee, Choir Member,
Brotherhood cook, and Counting Committee which he started at the old
church. When he was 18 years old, he started as a member in the Mens
Bible Class and they gave out fruit to widow and widowers in the church
and community for many years. He and Mom also gave out a treat of
oranges, tangerines, and candy to all church members that came on
Christmas Sunday for many years. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m.
Friday, January 5, 2018 at Boones Mill Baptist Church with Rev. Patrick
Collins and Rev. Jim Steele officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain
View Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. on
Thursday, January 4th at Boones Mill Baptist Church. Memorials can be
made to Boones Mill Baptist Church Building Fund or St. Jude’s Children
Research Hospital or the Multiple Myeloma Foundation. Arrangements by
Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center Rocky Mount.