Geraldine Webster Hylton

HYLTONGeraldine Webster Hylton, 96, of Glade Hill, Va. passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017. She was born September 12, 1920 in Franklin County, Va. the daughter of Warren F. and Martha Lynch Webster. Preceding her in death was an infant son, Christopher Lynn Hylton. Also preceding her were her parents; her mother and father-in- law, Elizabeth and Clarence Slusher Hylton; her siblings, Howard T. Webster, Helen K. Webster, Evelyn Christine Wagner, all of Glade Hill, Va., and Paul F. Webster of Rocky Mount, Va. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Richard W. Hylton (Win) of Pinellas Park, Florida, Larry G. Hylton (Geraldine) of Glade Hill, and Kitty S. Hylton (Gene Herrick) of Glade Hill. She is also survived by five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; a special niece, Patricia W. White of Columbus, Ohio; special nephew James W. Wagner of Halifax, Va, and their families. Geraldine is also survived by her sister-in-law, Elizabeth B. Webster of Rocky Mount, Va. Also left to share her memory are many loving Webster and Fralin family cousins. Geraldine was a member of the Disciples of Christ Church having attended Rocky Mount Christian Church and Boones Mill Christian Church. She was a committed Christian who spent time each night with the reading of scripture and prayer. After graduation from Rocky Mount High School, Geraldine attended Lewis Gale School of Nursing and worked in many capacities in the health care field, the last being at Gill Memorial Hospital and the ophthalmology department of the 707 Building where she was employed for 30 years.

She was loved and respected by all those with whom she worked and the patients who patronized the doctors and offices there. She was an enthusiastic gardener, lover of the out of doors, traveler and caregiver to her family, extended family, and pets. For many years she took great pride in collecting the ancestry records of the Webster family, also planning and presiding over their annual reunions. In quiet moments, you could find her sitting in her favorite rocking chair watching the birds, crocheting or knitting, and enjoying the company of her beloved pets. Being a superb cook, all who experienced a meal in her home will remember the aroma and taste of special recipes enjoyed at her table. The family would like to thank all the dedicated caregivers who attended her in the last several years especially those at Team Nurse, the staff at Franklin Healthcare and Rehab, and Good Samaritan Hospice. Special thanks and love to Carrie Waldron.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Rocky Mount Christian Church, Rocky Mount, Va., with visitation one hour before the service, with Rev. James Compton officiating. Inurnment will follow at Mountain View Memorial Park, Grassy Hill Rd. Flowers will be gratefully accepted, or a memorial contribution may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, Planned Pethood, Rocky Mount Christian Church, Boones Mill Christian Church, or a charity of choice. Flora Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Jimmy Lee Guilliams

Jimmy Lee Guilliams, of Boones Mill passed away at the age of 80 in his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, February 9, 2017. He was a hard-working man who retired from Hancock Steel with 35 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Bowles Guilliams of 55 years; parents, Walter Lee and Abbie Guilliams; in-laws, Walter and Lottie Bowles; sisters, Doris Clingenpeel, Margaret Holt; and his brother, Billy Guilliams. Surviving are his children, Gary (Darlene) Guilliams; Deborah (Robert) Webster, Kathy Guilliams, Patty (Mick) Snyder; Sheila (John) Hall; brother, Doug (Kitten); sisters, Liz (JP) Bowles, Elsie Bowles; sisters-in- law, Abby Guilliams, Edna Bowles, Shirley Bowles; brother-in- law, Milton Bowles (Irene); several nieces and nephews; grandchildren, Nicole Minnix (Robert), April Mullins (Tim), Ashley Stanley (Bobby), Bradley Stanley (Shelly), Mark Overfelt (Mary), Matthew Overfelt; grandchildren, Scott, Sean and Trevor Bennett, Jonathan Hall (Samantha), Tabatha Chitwood; great-grandchildren, Katlyn, Alex, Logan, Landon, Ashlyn, Autum, Luke, Carly, Jordyn; and his special pets, Emma, Honey, Oreo, Bella and Charley. Special thanks to Good Samaritan Hospice and all the friends that came to visit. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Fairmont Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1669 Bethlehem Road, Boones Mill, Virginia 24065.

Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Ray Bayse officiating. Interment will follow in Fairmont Baptist Church Cemetery. His family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.


Catherlene Hodges Holland

catherninehollandCatherlene Hodges Holland, age 89 of Rocky Mount died Tuesday, February 7, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul B. Holland; and parents, Filmore and Lou Hodges. Surviving are her children, Sandra Paulette Young (Jeff Hollandsworth), Patricia Gaye Holland (Jeff Oliver); sister-in- law, Dove Holland Woody; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2 p.m. Friday with Pastor Ronald Coleman officiating. Interment will follow in the Holland Family Cemetery. Her family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.


Leo Hamilton Scott

leoscottLeo Hamilton Scott, 84, of Ferrum passed away at his home February 6, 2017. Leo was born on July 5 th , 1932 on the campus of Ferrum Training Institute, now Ferrum College, where his father served as Farm Manager for many years. After graduating from Ferrum College in 1951, he worked at the Angle Silk Mill before founding Leo Scott Cabinets, Inc. in 1953. For 37 years, he supplied custom cabinets to many homes and businesses throughout the Southeast. In 1983, Leo purchased ten Red Angus cattle and started KC Farms, growing his herd to become one of the largest breeders and sellers of registered Red Angus in Virginia. A hard-working, humble, faithful and generous man who exemplified his beloved alma mater’s motto, “not self but others”, Leo was a pillar of the community. He served in many leadership roles over the years. He was a founding member of both the Ferrum Rescue Squad and the Ferrum Volunteer Fire Department. For many years he served on the board of the Ferrum Water & Sewage Authority. He was a member of the Board of Directors for Carter Bank and Trust, as well as an active member and trustee of St. James United Methodist Church. In 2001, Leo was awarded Ferrum College’s highest alumni award, the Benjamin M. Beckham Medallion. In 2013, he was named Franklin County’s Farmer of the Year by the Franklin County Retail Merchants Association. Leo is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Sallie Scott, his son, Michael Leo Scott; his brothers Grady (Pauline), Nelson (Bland), Grover (Effie), Lewis (Dorothy) W.B. (Eva), Paul (Ruby), Fred (Polly); and sisters Elma (Claire) Young, Wilma (Bernard) Woods, Nellie (Clem) Rakes. Leo is survived by his beloved wife and high school sweetheart, Geraldine Nolen Scott; grandson Chase (Jessie), great- grandchildren Chase David and Anna Leigh who reside in Ferrum; granddaughter Kelli (Brandon Uttley), great-grandchildren Miles and Olivia who reside in  Huntersville, NC. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Leo’s life will take place Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 2 pm at Vaughn Chapel on the campus of Ferrum College, with the Reverend Mary White and the Revered Liz Lazenby officiating. The burial will follow at St. James cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Special thanks to Carilion Clinic Hospice, Frances Sink and Deborah Roberge, who provided Leo and his family generous support in the past few days. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers and food may be made to St. James United Methodist Church, Ferrum Volunteer Fire Department and Ferrum Rescue Squad. Flora Funeral Services is serving the family. 

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Love will last forever. –I Corinthians 13:7, 8a


Mary Jo Ferguson

obitfergusonMary Jo Ferguson of Boones Mill VA passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017.  Mary Jo was born April 6, 1932, the daughter of the late John Hatcher Ferguson and Winifred Randolph Garst Ferguson, and the only sibling of her beloved brother John. Left to fondly remember her are brother, John H Ferguson and wife Sarah C Ferguson; nephews, J Hatcher Ferguson and wife Debbie, John Saul Ferguson and wife Kara, G Rucker Ferguson and wife Elizabeth, Tatum B Ferguson and wife Becca; niece, Sarah Ferguson Harris and husband Michael; many other members of the Ferguson/Garst family including her god-daughter, Beth Garst; 11 great-nieces/nephews, and a multitude of friends. Mary Jo spent much of her early years in Roanoke County, where she spent time enjoying her interest in horses, the highlight of which was showing her Fine Harness Horse DynaGlow, with which she won many championships throughout the southeast. She was also a talented and proficient artist. Mary Jo attended Stuart Hall and Holton-Arms School. She lived at Hollins prior to moving to her family home on Easy Street in Boones Mill, where she lived the rest of her life.  Mary Jo spent most of her career working at Hollins College, followed by Ferguson Land and Lumber until her retirement in 2006. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Rocky Mount. She was loved by all who knew her, always welcoming anyone into her home with a big friendly smile. Mary Jo had a very warm heart and was a well known and loved member of her community.  She will be dearly missed. She will be laid to rest alongside her parents at Mountain View Memorial Park, following a service at noon on Saturday February 4th at Trinity Episcopal Church in Rocky Mount. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.