Claude Herbert Chitwood, 80 of Rocky Mount, known to many as Papa, went peacefully in his sleep on Friday, July 7, 2017. He is now with the Lord and enjoying a great family reunion. Papa was one of the best men nthat people could have ever met. I don't think anyone ever spoke to him without a smile being on his face and in return them walking away from the exchange with one on theirs. He loved the Ferrum Panthers baseball program, Washington Redskins, Virginia Cavaliers and making people laugh. He was a retired member of the Va Army National Guard. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry Roy Chitwood and Mary Helen Hall; brothers, Sock, Clifton and Walter; sisters, Mary Ella Dowdy, Ema Jane Shelton. He is survived by his loving wife Ella Sue Chitwood of 57 years who was his complete joy; son, Claude Owen Chitwood (Angie); grandson Anthony Brandon Chitwood (Melia); three great grandchildren (Reid, Sawyer; Elsie Chitwood); three brothers Bobby Chitwood (Ella), Donnie Chitwood (Mary), Frankie Chitwood (Diane); one sister Susie Cross (Jimmy); one sister in law Minnie Chitwood; many other special family members and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Homes for our Troops in Claude’s memory. A memorial service with military honors will be held on Monday July 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Flora Funeral Chapel with Pastor Eddie Hawks officiating. His family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, July 9 at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount and other times at his sister Susie Cross 280 Greenhouse Road, Glade Hill, Va.
Janice “Faye” Hardison, age 65 of Glade Hill passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac Hardison Jr. and Eula Ina Quinn; and son, William Bryant Hitt. Surviving are her daughter, Elizabeth Shaye Hardison; grandchildren, Savanna and Alexa Robertson; brothers and sisters, Gene Hardison (Ann), Ina Maye Harrison, Susan Quinn, William Hardison (Brenda), Amanda Quinn. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at Endicott Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to assist with expenses. Her family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Lealda “Sis” Angle, age 91 of Rocky Mount passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 4, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Mary Thurman; and husband, Joseph Houston Angle. Survivors include her children, Linda Hartley (Andrew), Ronnie Angle (Kathy), Danny Angle (Willa), Barbara Brown (Phillip), and Mary Jane Turner (Christopher); seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Juanita Stanley and Pauline Finn; and brother, David Thurman. "Sis" was a member of Sandy Ridge Baptist Church and in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the church. Special thanks to Patty and Larry Toler and the entire staff at Red Oak Manor for taking such great care of Mom, also to Gina Lambert for being a good friend and roommate, and Pastor Joe Dillion for his weekly visits. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Flora Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the funeral home with Pastor Joe Dillion officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park.
Jean Ella VandeLinde, age 84 of Moneta died Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Halesford Baptist Church. Her family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the church. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Gerald E. Perry, 78, of Hilton Head Isl, SC and Smith Mtn. Lake, VA passed away June 1, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Mary Catherine; as well as, Jeff and Linda Perry, David and Julie Perry, Jim and Missy Perry, Renea and Andrew Miller; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his best friend, Edward. A Celebration of Gerald's Life is planned for 2:00 pm, June 27, at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Isl, SC 29928. Memorial gifts may be made to the foundation of your choice. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount, Va.