William Amos Whitlow, age 73 of Rocky Mount passed away Monday, May 22, 2017. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and an employee of Old Dominion Truck Releasing. He loved sawmilling, woodworking and being busy always working with his hands. He waspreceded in death by his parents, Emmitt and Dolly Whitlow; brother, James Whitlow; and sister, Bertha Furrow. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Beeghly Whitlow; son, Daniel Whitlow (Tammy); daughter, Lorie Larrabee (Edward); grandchildren, Tracy Whitlow, Tommy and Travis Larrabee; sister, Joyce Nelson; mother-in- law, Mary Beeghly; in-laws, Donnie Beeghly, Jean Ellis, Marty Rice and Ruth Gates; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Dr. William Shively and Rev. Bob Andrews officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 915, Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Larry (Chub) Wade Reynolds, age 73 of Penhook, passed away Sunday May 21, 2017 in Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 1, 1943, to the late Raymond and Erma Reynolds. He was preceded in death by his loving son, Brian W. Reynolds, sister, Irna Gale Wilson, father-in- law, James A. Parcell and mother-in- law, Juanita Riddle. He is survived by his devoted wife of 46 years Diane Reynolds; loving daughter and son-in- law, Angela and Chad Davis; special granddaughter, Aleah Davis; special grandson, Kyle Davis; brother and sister-in- law, Gary and Barbara Reynolds; sisters, Drucille Cassell, Joe Ann Belcher, Barbara Renick, Carolyn Bowles, Deborah Walker and Cindy Otey; brother-in- law, Mike Parcell; a number of nieces and nephews. He attended Franklin County High School. Larry was a long-haul truck driver for over 50 years. He was a member of Forrest Hill Christian Church. His family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday May 23, 2017 at Flora Funeral Service. Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Wednesday May 24, 2017 at Forrest Hill Christian Church with Wayne Keith, Minister and Lee Ashley, Minister officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Donation can be made to Forrest Hill Youth Fund c/o Kris Shrader 1400 Hatchett Rd. Penhook, Va. 24137. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
William Talmage Adkins, age 93 of Snow Creek went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 22, 2017 and is now resting in the arms of Jesus. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann English Adkins; parents, Willie and Mattie Doyle Adkins; and brother, Raymond Adkins. Surviving are his children, Bonnie Belcher, Betty Hodges (David), Vickie Prillaman (Ricky); grandchildren, Cheryl Grindstaff (Todd), Tracy Wilkerson (Scott), P.O. Belcher, Jr. (Gena), Eric Prillaman (Tonya); seven great-grandchildren; and sisters, Janie Lee Bowles, Maxine Gibson, Shirley Adkins, Nancy Hutchinson. Mr. Adkins was a member and Deacon at Forrest Hill Christian Church. He worked many years at Continental Can Company and enjoyed farming. He was also a United States Army Veteran of World War II and member of VFW Post 10840. Mr. Adkins also served on the Board of the Snow Creek Rescue Squad. Funeral services will be conducted from Forrest Hill Christian Church 2 p.m. Friday with Ministers Wayne Keith and Ted Clifton officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Forrest Hill Christian Church or Snow Creek Rescue Squad. His family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the church and other times at the family home, 11573 Snow Creek Road, Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Helen Webber Minnick, 85, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, May 18, 2017 with her loving daughters by her side. Helen was born on March 27, 1932, in Roanoke, to the late Harry and Elizabeth Webber. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Don Minnick, her daughter Dona Minnick and her brother, Harry Webber, Jr. Helen loved serving the Lord, her husband, her children and others in the community. In the early years, Helen graduated from James Madison University with a Home Economics degree and worked as a home economist for the Appalachian Power Company. After marrying Don, they moved to Rocky Mount where she taught school until they started a family. Helen’s dream came true when she and Don had three children and she got to be a stay-at- home Mom. While Helen’s family always came first, she also was involved with her church, played in a bridge club for years, maintained her rose garden for years, loved to read and swim and was an accomplished seamstress. Upon meeting Helen, a person immediately felt comfortable with her because of her genuine kindness, compassion and interest in their lives. She never met a stranger! Helen is survived by daughters, Lubeth (Rob) Jones of Roanoke and Michelle (Jon) Obenshain of Rocky Mount, brother, Joseph (Pat) Webber, Sr. of Harrisburg, PA, sister, Joanne Sutherland of Smithfield, NC and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Carilion Clinic Hospice at Franklin Memorial Hospital for their loving care and support. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017, at Rocky Mount Christian Church, with Pastor Matt Ricks officiating. Burial will follow at Franklin Memorial Park on Route 220. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. prior to the service. Flowers are welcome or memorial donations can be made to the Franklin County Humane Society or the Franklin County Public library. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Dr. Donna J. Webb, age 50 of Nashville, Tennessee formerly of Rocky Mount passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Donnie R. Webb; grandparents, Ralph and Lura Webb, William B. and Donie Brown Hunt. Donna is survived by her mother, Dorothy H. Webb; aunts, Lucille Willis and Paige Robertson; numerous cousins including Fred Tudor (Sharon). Donna was the Administrator of the Cell Biology Research Laboratory of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. Memorial contributions may be made to Rocky Mount Baptist Church, 85 W. Church Street Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151. Private graveside services will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017. The family respectfully requests no food. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.