Percy Cleveland Hall, age 85 of Rocky Mount died Monday, March 6, 2017. He was born January 6, 1932 and was preceded in death by his wife, Gracie Mae Hall; and sons, J.C. Hall, Mike Hall and Jimmy Hall. Surviving are his children, Mary Ann Hall, JoAnn (Paul) Fletcher, Ricky (Rosemary) Hall, Kerry (Reva) Hall, John (Sheila) Hall; daughters-in- law, Thurley Hall and Muffin Hall; grandchildren, Randy Hall, Greg Hall, Jim Hall, Tammie Dalton, Anthony Brooks, Angela Epperly, David Colbert, Sheila Colbert, Jennifer Hall, Tabathia Chitwood, Jonathan Hall, Kevin Hall, Justin Hall; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren; brother, Wilbur Lynch; sisters, Nadine Sigmon, Nettie Jones; best friend, “Little Henry”; and special pets, Christy, Cindy and Bit Bit. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 11 a.m. Thursday with Pastor Ronald Coleman officiating. Interment will follow in Henry Fork Church of the Brethren Cemetery. His family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Doris Brown Kirk, age 101 of Fork Mountain left her earthly life Sunday, March 5, 2017. She was born in Roanoke January 20, 1916 to the late Henry Guy and Annie Mattox Brown. Doris became a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Sydnorsville, in 1949 and was Sunday School Secretary and Treasurer for 32 years. During her membership with Woodmen of the World, she served as Treasurer over 25 years. As a volunteer with the Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary beginning in 1982, Doris donned her pink smock for over 2500 hours. She was retired from Bassett-Walker Knitting Company with over 30 years of service. Also predeceasing Doris were her husband, Charles E. Kirk; daughter, Betty Lou Kirk Dillon; son-in- law, John M. Holcomb; brothers, Sherwood Brown and Lewis Brown; stepson, Everett J. Kirk; step-daughters, Bessie K. Matherly and Ruby K. Warren. Survivors include daughter, Nancy K. Holcomb; son-in- law, Jerry W. Dillon (Judy); granddaughters, Katherine Holcomb, Beth Hudson (Richard); great-granddaughter, Anna Hudson (Kyle Adams); step-grandchildren, Jimmy Warren (Christine, daughter Phyllis) and Peggy Garcia (David, daughters Meghan and Lauren); as well as several nieces and their families. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 3 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Chris Bennett officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, c/o Rita Doughton, 2085 Crooked Oak Road, Rocky Mount, VA 24151.The family extends heartfelt appreciation to Fork Mountain Rest Home, Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, and Flora Funeral Service for the care and compassion shown to our Mother and Grandmother during her life and at her passing. Doris contributed a portion of this obituary in her own writing, stating “This was written when I had all my marbles and they were in the right place.” Her family will receive friends beginning at 1:30 prior to the service on Wednesday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Hensil Vernon Hodges, age 78 of Rocky Mount died Sunday, March 5, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Doctor Peter and Sallie Hunt Hodges; brothers, Raymond, George, James, Edgar, and Lenford; and sister, Clarice. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Martha Jane Hodges; five children, Deborah (Dee) Brown, Patty Turner (friend, David), Mike Hodges, Toby Hodges (friend, Debbie), Kenny Hodges (wife, Cindy); 11 grandchildren, Joey (Summer), Melody (Nathan), Amanda, Keith (Lindsay), Dustin (Stephanie), Dustin Lee, Erin (Jason), Tonya (Clint), Katie, Ashley (Caleb), Joshua; eight great-grandchildren, Marcus, Austin, Hunter, Layla, Scharlie, Liberty, Avaya, Arya; pet, Charlie the Rooster; sister, Hazel Lumpkins; other special nephews, Ronnie Hodges and Kenny Caldwell; other special friends and family. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora
Funeral Chapel 11 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Randy Sawyers officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Red Valley Rescue Squad, 2885 Jubal Early Highway, Boones Mill, Virginia 24065. His family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Elmer Lee Arrington, 73 of Ferrum left his sweetheart, son and daughter-in- law, other family and friends on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2017. He became a Christian as young teen so we are confident he is home with his Lord. Elmer served with the Rocky Mount Fire Department for seven years, he was a shift supervisor with Ronile where he worked 32 years, and he was also a Franklin County Deputy for many years. In 2000 he co-founded Golden Eagle Vault Company where he was still active. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mack Leroy and Irene Lois Arrington. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 49 years, Brenda Arrington; son, Brian Arrington and his wife, Mandy; extended family, Ed, Cathy, Matt, Christie, and Madison Powers, Pete and Catherine Jones; numerous special cousins; the old guys club; his car club family; and his special stand by you to the end friends, Jerry and Gaye Greene.
The family respectfully request no food and casual attire for his service. Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to a charity of choice.
Graveside services will be conducted at Mountain View Memorial Park, 1:30 p.m. Friday, February, 17, 2017 with Pastor Terry Covey officiating. His family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1:00 pm. Friday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Nancy Harrison, age 79 of Rocky Mount passed away Wednesday, February, 15, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Jeanette Vachon Trombley. Nancy was a member of Rocky Mount United Methodist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She retired from the Veterans Administration and spent numerous hours volunteering at the Franklin County Humane Society and Franklin Memorial Hospital. Surviving are her husband, George “Buford” Harrison; two children, James Peterson and Donna Jester; two grandchildren, Sarah and Andrew Peterson; sisters, Claire Fredette, Mary Lou Short and June McKillop; and her cats, Elliot and Sophie who will miss her dearly. Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to the Franklin County Humane Society, 18401 Virgil H. Goode Highway, Rocky Mount, VA 24151.
Memorial services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2017 with Rev. Will Waller officiating. Her family will receive friends beginning at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.