D.M. Layman, Jr., age 85 of Wirtz went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 28, 2014. He was the son of Dee Morton and Lydia (Peters) Layman and was born June 18, 1929. He accepted Christ as his Savior and was baptized into the Old German Baptist Brethren Church April 1942 to which he remained faithful. Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Etheleen (Dillon) Layman; three sons and two daughters, Richard and wife Peggy Layman of Covington, OH, Kenneth and wife Brenda Layman of Wirtz, Patricia and husband Donald Brubaker of Rocky Mount, Barbara L. Yarber of Durham, NC, Harold and wife Theresa Layman of Wirtz; 14 grandchildren; 36 great- grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; three great-great-step-grandchildren; sister, Marie Filburn of Pendleton, IN; sister-in-law, Dorothy Layman of Wirtz; brother-in- law, Frances Lair of New Carlisle, OH. He loved his family. Preceding him in death are three brothers and spouses; Ezra Layman, Paul Layman (Helen), Bill Layman (Mildred); three sisters and spouses, Orpha Austin (Alfred), Reva Rumble (Lawrence), Glenna Lair; one brother-in-law; one still born brother. Our special thanks to his caregivers, Judea (Penny) Williams and Theresa Layman. Junior’s occupations were a part-time farmer and full-time for 42 years at Walker Machine Foundry in Roanoke. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, basket weaving, and woodworking. He was also a bus driver for Franklin County Public Schools. Funeral services will be held at Oak Hill Old German Baptist Brethren Church 10 a.m. Thursday with the Home Brethren officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family request that flowers be omitted and memorial contributions be made to Carilion Hospice, American Alzheimer’s Association or Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. His family will receive friends 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Church, (101 Elam Lane, Boones Mill, VA 24065) Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
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.