Brenda C. Agee, age 62 of Rocky Mount, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014. Brenda was a legal secretary for over 30 years and was working for Geico Insurance Company at the time of her death. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her family. Brenda is preceded in death by her parents, T. E. and Loreda Toney Cundiff. Surviving are her husband Steve, one son, Jonathan, two grandchildren, Cameron and Makayla, Jonathan’s wife, Julia, in-laws, Randy and Sharon Agee and Greg and Lisa Agee. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Antioch Church of the Brethren with the Pastor Eric Anspaugh officiating. The family will be accepting flowers or donations may be made to the Franklin County Rescue Squad. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Deborah Kay Perdue Snider, age 62 of Rocky Mount passed away early Monday, September 29, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Perdue; and mother, Vivian McGhee. Surviving are her daughters, Alicia Gasline (Brian Cuckler), Kayla Osgood (Justin Osgood), Kerri Moore (Gene Moore); brothers and sisters, Glenn McGhee, Jeff McGhee, Vicki Finch, and Patsy Woolfolk. Deborah was a beautiful loving grandmother to Hunter Osgood and soon to be Hayden Osgood. She was a woman who inspired many. She loved everyone and enjoyed spending her time with her family and friends. She always tried to put a smile on your face even on her bad days. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Eugene Chitwood officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Jerrita Ann Thompson Lambert, age 35 of Glade Hill died Saturday, September 20, 2014. She is survived by her mother, Sherry Thompson (Emmett Thompson); two children, Christopher Chase Lambert and Tocoma Bryce Lambert Wyatt; brother and sister-in-law, Donald Wayne “Dooley” Thompson and Brandy Myers Thompson and their family; special aunts and uncles, Merry Garnett Carroll, Terry and Kenneth Hodges, Charles and Nancy Thompson; fiancé, Mike Gillespie; god-mother, Donna Wilkes (Carlton); numerous friends including special friends, Jessica Coleman and Nikki Wells. A celebration of life service will be held in her memory at a later date for family and friends. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Herman Thomas Kessler, age 87 of Ferrum went to meet his Savior on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Vergie Y. Kessler; brother, Willard Kessler; daughter, Joan Kessler Preston; and two sisters, Bernice Solomon and Mildred Young. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Nannie Lou Pendleton Kessler; two sons and daughters-in-law, Clyde and Kendall Kessler, Douglas and Dawn Kessler; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen K. and Robert “Bob” Mills; one son- in-law, Frank Preston (Joan’s husband); nine grandchildren, Alan Kessler, Thomas and Gabriel Mills, Ethan Preston, Andrew, Christine, Joshua, Benjamin and Victoria Kessler; sister, Elvie K. Wright; many nieces and nephews. Herman requested that there be no service or visitation. Memorial donations may be made to the Ferrum Rescue Squad or Fire Department. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Eleanor (Ellie) B. Childers, 74 of Fairfax, VA residing in Penhook, VA passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014. Ellie taught for 30 years for Fairfax County Public Schools, was an avid bridge player and world traveler, but most of all was a loving wife and mother. She cherished her family and friends and put a spark into the lives of all she touched. She and her husband, Clark, have been members of the Water’s Edge Community since 2000: a community that has helped her thru her illness for the last six years with prayers and support. She is survived by her husband, Clark Childers; her three children and their spouses, Jann and Joe Cassady, Brad and CatherinHoopes, and Tim and Michele Hoopes; and her eight grandchildren, Brandon, Keegan, Cameron, Zachary, Meredith, Blake, Christian and Hunter. She was preceded in death by her sister, Phyllis Ridgeway of Kinsley, PA. On October 4, 2014 there will be a remembrance at 1:00 P.M. in the Parish Hall of Trinity Episcopal Church in Rocky Mount, VA followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. with The Rev. David Taylor officiating. In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to Ovarian Cancer National Alliance . Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount/ Smith Mountain Lake.