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Ruby Bowles Wilder

Ruby Bowles Wilder age 77 of Roanoke passed away Saturday November 25, 2017. She was born in Franklin County October 30, 1940 to the late Odie and Mildred Gibson Bowles. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Bill Wilder. Together they operated A-1 Flea Market. Surviving are her two sons, Les (Robin) Wilder, Richard (Laura) Wilder; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother William (Janet) Bowles, sisters, Sarah Stump, Irene (Jim) Pierce. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Flora Funeral Chapel with Rev. Leonard Castleman officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Louise Mattox Pagans

Louise Mattox Pagans passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Monday, November 27, 2017. Louise was born on April 15, 1926 in Jack's Mountain in Glade Hill, Virginia to the late Thomas S. and Kate Mattox. She was also predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Davis W. Pagans. Louise was a member of Glade Hill Baptist Church and attended regularly, always looking forward to every Sunday morning. Louise is survived by her son and daughter-in- law, Stephen and Lynn Pagans; and her very special granddaughter, Amelia Pagans of Glade Hill. She is also survived by one sister, Mildred Mattox; and nieces, Margaret Taylor also of Glade Hill and Kathy Rakes of Wirtz, Va. Louise resided the last 4 1/2 years at the home of her caregivers, Beverly and Joe Rutter where she received much loving care from Beverly, Joe, and Barbara. Louise received great pleasure from her Thursday morning Bingo group and she was especially happy when she won the most games of the day. Louise was a very strong woman who
overcame many physical obstacles in her later years. Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations can be made to the Handbell Ministry at Glade Hill Baptist Church, 6627 Colonial Turnpike, Glade Hill, Virginia 24092. Her family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 28 from 5-8 p.m. at Glade Hill Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 11 a.m. also at Glade Hill Baptist Church with Rev. David Long and Rev. Jon Spencer officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Paul Max Robertson, Sr.

Paul Max Robertson, Sr., age 88 of Rocky Mount died Tuesday, November 14, 2017. He was born April 3, 1929 a son of the late Samuel and Sarah Waid Robertson. Also preceding him in death are his son, Charles E. Robertson; brothers, J.B. and Sam Robertson; and sister, Gertrude R. Reid. Mr. Robertson was a graduate of Rocky Mount High School and the National Business College. He served two years in the United States Army and was a retired Broker of Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors. He was also a member of Rocky Mount Baptist Church. Surviving are his son, Paul Max Robertson, Jr.; grandson, Cameron M. Robertson; and one sister, Helen Tisdale. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 11 a.m. Saturday with Rev. David Slayton officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Robert “Eddy” Patterson, Sr.

RobertPattersonRobert Edward Patterson, Sr. “Eddy” age 79 of Rocky Mount passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017. He was born March 4, 1938, the son of the late Joseph Edward and Mary Annie Fralin Patterson and was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Woody. Eddy dairy farmed for a number of years and was retired owner of Patterson Trucking. Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Linda, sons, Robert (Bob) and Wendy and Joseph (Joe). Also three sisters, Evelyn Dowdy, Frances Nix (Tom) and Emily McCraw, four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two special great- grandchildren, Destiny and Haley, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at Flora Funeral Chapel, 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 17, 2017 with Rev. T. Ivey Adams, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Patterson Family Cemetery. The family respectfully request any food be taken to Sontag Community Center where a meal will be held for family and friends following the burial. His family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

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Cole Grindstaff

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cole Grindstaff, 35, on November 10, 2017. Cole is survived by his parents, Cindy and Gareth McAllister, and Mike and Marianne Grindstaff, brothers, Tyler (Kelly) and Dylan McAllister, son, Elye Grindstaff, his best friend and girlfriend, Lindsay Young, and grandparents, Buddy and Betty Ann Campbell. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Zade and Edna Grindstaff. Cole served his country in the Navy prior to becoming a self-employed welder and fabricator, and had a true passion for his craft. His love for the outdoors was evident in all of his hobbies, whether he was riding his dirt bike, hunting, fishing, or surfing. He shared a special connection with animals, especially his beloved dog, Kobi. Cole was known for his quick wit, kind heart, and contagious smile. He was loved by so many and will be incredibly missed.

A funeral service in memory of Cole will be held on Monday, November 13 at Flora Funeral Home, 665 S Main St, Rocky Mount, VA 24151. Visitation with the family will be from 4 – 6:30 pm, with a funeral service immediately following. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made in his memory to two organizations that Cole would have supported: VeteranMX Foundation (http://veteranmx.com/support/, 227 S. Pollard, St. Vinton, VA 24011) or the Franklin County Humane Society (http://plannedpethoodrockymount.com/howToHelp.html). Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount