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Julia LaPrade

Julia LaPrade, age 96 of Callaway, passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. She was born on January 18, 1922 and was preceded in death by her parents, Ira Newton & Nannie Catherine Brubaker LaPrade and her brothers, Ernest LaPrade, Paul LaPrade and Roy LaPrade. Surviving are her nephews, Henry (Faye), Earl (Jane) and Kenneth (Brenda); nieces, Brenda (Paul) and Teresa (Allan); 5 great-nephews; 5 great-nieces; 8 great-great- nephews and 7 great- great-nieces; a friend Brian Harmon. She became a member of the Antioch Church of the Brethren at the age of 10, and she faithfully served and attended there all her life. She taught in the public school system for 40 years. She worked and volunteered at Camp Bethel for many years. Services will be held at Antioch Church of the Brethren on Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Andy Duffey and Rev. Noel Naff officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, Julia requested to please consider a donation to Antioch COB, 2996 Callaway Road, Rocky Mt, VA 24151 or Camp Bethel, 328 Bethel Road, Fincastle, VA 24090. The family would like to say a special THANK YOU to Franklin Health Care and Rehab for their loving and special care over the last few years. THANK YOU to Carilion Hospice for their special care and concerns over the last few days. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Margaret Jean Brooks Fisher

Margaret Jean Brooks Fisher, age 89 of Boones Mill died Thursday, September 6, 2018. She was born March 13, 1929, in Alexandria, VA to Cecil and Katie Brooks. She married  George Harrison  Fisher, Jr. on October 13, 1950. Together
they had three children, George III (Harry- deceased), Stephen (Steve) with Patty, Gig Harbor, WA and Margaret E. (Peggy), Boones Mill. She was blessed with four grandchildren plus nine special grandchildren, Alison Fisher with Joe
Mulvey - Chicago, Bethany Sparn with Drew - Denver, Matt Fisher with Megan - Seattle, and Nate Fisher with Becky Joe - Denver. Also, Rebecca Nilsson Linda- Sweden, Gunilla Hagström Kårfors- Sweden, Katharine Herrmann
Naem- Germany, Sylvia Bischof Ploch- Austria & Germany, Birgit Adam- Germany, Simon Nilsson- Sweden, Mina Lindgren Gregor- Sweden, Jenni Thees- Germany, and Sara Thompson- Australia.  Margaret is also survived by
six great-grandchildren, Fiona Margaret Fisher Mulvey and “Mr. Elf”- due any day; Jackson Sparn; Evie Fisher; and Penny Jo and Charlie Joe Fisher. Margaret received her AA degree from Mars Hill College in 1947 and a Diploma in
Nursing (RN) from The University of Virginia in 1950. She served as an OR, Pediatric, and Intensive Care Nurse over the course of her career. Margaret was a Member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, an active follower of Jesus at Grace
Presbyterian Church, Springfield, VA and Rocky Mount Christian Church, and after she quit working, an willing volunteer at many community agencies. Some of her favorite activities were church, traveling, the theater, playing cards, and being stubborn!

She loved Jesus, she loved her husband of fifty years, George, and she cherished her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids and foreign exchange “grandkids. Margaret also loved her two brothers and their families, her in-laws
and their families, and her many friends. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Rocky Mount Christian Church with Rev. Matthew Ricks officiating. Her family will receive friends following the service. Burial will be
private at Mountain View Memorial Park. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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James Buford Mullins

James Buford MullinsJames Buford Mullins, age 89 of Rocky Mount gained his wings Wednesday, September 5, 2018. We will miss him so much! He was
preceded in death by his mother, Annie Elizabeth Mullins; father, Jackson Winford Mullins; brothers, Earl, Dudley, Eugene Mullins; sisters, Gladys
and Ozella; three infant siblings, Irene, Ernest, Otis; and daughter, Doris Elaine Mullins. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nancy Lee Mullins;
four sons, Steve Mullins, Perry Mullins, Timmy Mullins, Darryl (Tammy) Mullins; daughter, Margie (Leroy) Hodges; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-
grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2 p.m. Sunday with Dr. Jackie
Spence and Rev. Kirby Phillips officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Clearview Cemetery. His family will receive friends 6-8 p.m.
Saturday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Joyce Poff Sledd

Joyce SleddJoyce Poff Sledd, age 86 of Callaway passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. She was born February 3, 1932 to the late Sam and Gaye Poff of Floyd. She was a member of Highland United Methodist Church in Callaway where she faithfully served and attended for over 45 years. She loved gardening, traveling, gospel music and spending time with her family. Most of all she loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Her beautiful smile and sense of humor will be missed by all those who knew her. Joyce was preceded in death by her
husband, Alfred Harry Sledd; daughter, Sandra Sledd Pugh; three sisters and brothers-in-law. Surviving are her children, Don (Donna) Sledd, Marie (Lewis) Bowling, Peggy (Alton) Hall, Pat (Mitch) Webb, Anne Sledd, Becky (Tex) McPherson; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren who she loved and adored; sisters-in-law, Jeanette Sledd, Helen Sledd, Cecil (Fred) Bussey, Norma Cootes; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Her family expresses special appreciation to Susan and all those at Carilion Hospice for the care and comfort they provided. Also for the love
and care provided by Liz Young, Patty Cooper, Kim Eaton and Mary Sigmon. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 11 a.m. Saturday with Rev. Amy Pannell officiating. Interment will follow in Pigg River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Highland United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 34, Callaway, Virginia 24067 or to the Callaway Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad. Her family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Friday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Claude Cecil Perdue

CecilPerdueClaude Cecil Perdue, age 83 of Glade Hill was called home to be with our Lord on Monday, September 3, 2018. He was born on November 5, 1934. He served in the U.S. Army for three years. He was an active member of Mt. Ivy Christian Church and loved working on church projects with his fellow members. He attended morning meetings at his local McDonald’s to discuss politics and current events. He loved an adventure, from sky diving at 65 years old, driving a racecar at 69, and ziplining with his granddaughter in 2017 at the age of 82. He will be greatly missed by his wife, children, grandchildren, and friends. God blessed Cecil and his wife, Nancy (Robertson) Perdue with 65 years of marriage. They were blessed with four children, Doraine Dent (Robert), Denise Amos (Mike), Derek Perdue (Patty), and Damon Perdue (Tammy); grandchildren, Shilynn Brooks, Sheena Amos Turner, Megan Perdue, Reneigh Duhaney, Landon Robertson (Lori), and Jarrett Robertson; great-grandchildren, Claudia and Zach Brooks, Tucker Perdue, Abielle and Jagger Turner, Aynslie, Camden, Savanna, and Alexa Robertson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Ella (Eames) Perdue; five brothers; and four sisters. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Flora Funeral Chapel with Steve Pasley, Minister officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Mt. Ivy Christian
Church in Moneta, Va. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the
service on Friday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.