Nina B. Flora died April 6, 2018. She was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Church of the Brethren where she attended faithfully while her health allowed. Nina loved children including those she tended in the church nursery and especially her three generations of nieces and nephews. Born to Edgar and Margie Peters Flora on October 30, 1932, Nina was reared on the family farm where she maintained residence until 2014. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Lloyd and Ernest Flora, and her sister, Cleo Flora. She is survived by her brother, Norman (Lois) Flora, sister Lorene (Melvin) Wood, and sister-in- law Maybelle Flora. Nina retired from Shenandoah Life Insurance Company where she worked for years while managing a thriving Avon business on the side. Nina enjoyed visiting her customers as she delivered their orders. A celebration of life led by Pastor Bill Hinton will be held at Bethlehem Church of the Brethren on Wednesday, April 11, at 2:00 p.m. followed by interment in the church cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family an hour in advance of the service. Memorials may be given to Bethlehem Church of the Brethren, 4250 Bethlehem Road, Boones Mill, VA, 24065. The family is thankful for the loving care provided to Nina during the last four years by the staff of Red Oak Manor. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Ann Lyon Cannaday, 88, joined her beloved late husband, Willard H. (Bill) Cannaday, in heaven today. She is survived by her devoted son,
Mark (Diane) Cannaday Boones Mill; loving daughter, Christie Lawrence, Boones Mill; best friend’s/sisters Judy Harless, Vinton, and
Nancy Custer, Roanoke; brother Steve Lyon, Roanoke, sister-in- law Louise (Robert) Lyon; granddaughters Carrie Cannaday, Bristol, VA,
Crystal Cannaday Young (Ben), Ashburn, VA, Jenny Cannaday Jones (Tyler), Rocky Mount; former daughter-in- law Nancy Johnson (Hardy); step-granddaughters Kaitlyn O’Malley Tinder (Chris) Sonoma, CA and Kendall O’Malley, Santa Barbara, CA; her beautiful great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; special friends Audrey Maxey, Bevelyne Prillaman and Hylas and Barbara Brown. She was preceded in death by brothers James ‘Jimmy’ Lyons (Roanoke) and Bobby Lyons (Glen Burnie, MD) and sister Lois McBride, sister-in- law Glenda Lyon, brother-in- law Richard Harless
and brother-in- law Mark Custer. Ann truly loved her work at Franklin County Farm Bureau for 40+ years where she made many life long friends and acquaintances. Her job was office manager, but she was always dedicated to serving the Farm Bureau members, even after she retired. Special thanks to all of Ann’s dear friends and her loving Piedmont Presbyterian Church family for their cards, visits, and prayers. In her final months, the family was blessed, as Ann was cared for by several amazing caregivers and the sweet nurses of Gentle Shepherd Hospice. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Flora Funeral Chapel .Interment will follow in Callaway Community Cemetery. Her family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Robert Lewis Smith, age 71 of Rocky Mount died Monday, April 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Louise Smith; and
sister, Lucy Pagans. Surviving are his children, Robert W. Smith, Stephanie Smith, Kevin Smith and Brian Smith; grandson, Walker Westling; brothers,
Warren Smith and Jeff Smith; sister, Rita Hodges; and “brother in music”, Jerry Smith. Robert was a United States Army Veteran serving during Vietnam. Funeral services will be conducted from Sandy Ridge Baptist Church 2 p.m. Friday with Pastor Joe Dillon officiating. Interment will
follow in Franklin Memorial Park. His family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
James Lloyd Edwards, age 91, of Ferrum went home to be with his Lord Saturday morning, April 7. He was a long time employee of BB&T, formerly First National Bank of Ferrum, at Ferrum and Oak Level branches and a longtime member of Story Creek Baptist Church of Waidsboro where he taught Sunday school for many years. He was an Air Force Veteran who served with honor after World War II. He will forever be loved and missed by his wife of almost 66 years, Peggy; his daughter, Julia Wendell (Roger)
of Palm Coast, FL; his granddaughter, Heather Mason (Carl) of Spring Lake, NC; and two great grandchildren, Samantha and Cameron Mason of Spring Lake, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elton and Lillian Edwards and brother, Carl. Funeral services will be conducted at Story Creek Baptist Church, 2:00 Monday, April 9, 2018 with Rev. Ronnie Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The family requests no
food and in lieu of flowers please make contributions to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1834, Merrfield, VA 22116-8034. The family wishes to thank our extended family, our terrific neighbors and friends, and medical staff for their care and support during this difficult time. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Ronald (Ronnie) Edward Cooper, age 85 of Rocky Mount went to be with the Lord on Saturday April 7, 2018. He was born March 25, 1933. He worked for the Roanoke Times for 30 years, he played on the first football team at Franklin County High School from 1950-51 and his number was 36. He served in the National Guard 116 Infantry Headquarters CO. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Tillie Cooper; his wife, Lottie Cooper; daughter, Charlotte Cooper; sister, Ann Lester; and two
brothers, Roger Cooper and Jimmie Cooper. He is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Pierce (Jimmy); son, Joey Cooper; grandson, Zack Pierce; brother, Kenny Cooper; as well as brother and sister in-laws; nieces and nephews. Left to cherish many good years and memories is his friend, companion, and caregiver of many years, Elizabeth (Liz) Blankenship; her children and
grandchildren who he was a dad and a grandfather to, Donna Hodges, Keith Blankenship (Debbie), Taw Hodges (Stephanie); and their children Clayton and Alison, Samantha Sutphin (John) and child Cash. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel, 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018 with Dr. Jackie Spence officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. His family will receive friends 6 – 8 p.m. Monday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount. In lieu of