Emily Patterson McCraw

Emily McCrawEmily Patterson McCraw, 85 of Rocky Mount, VA died Tuesday, December 25, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Edward and Mary Fralin Patterson; husband, William McCraw; sisters, Mary Ann Woody and Frances Nix; brother, Robert “Eddy” Patterson. She is survived by a sister, Evelyn Dowdy; sister- in-law, Linda Patterson; and brother-in-law, Thomas Nix; also surviving are several nieces and nephews along with their families.

Emily was a member of Beulah Baptist Church. She was a retired school teacher from the Franklin County Public Schools. She taught for 34 years. Also, she was a member of the Franklin County Retired Teachers Association and Alpha Delta Kappa Upsilon Sorority.

Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2018 with Dr. Bob Greene officiating. Interment will follow at the Patterson Family Cemetery. Her family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.


Daniel John Krupp

Daniel John KruppDaniel John Krupp, 85, of Moneta, Virginia died on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Runk & Pratt. He was born August 13, 1933 in Monticello, New York, son of the late Leonard and Emma Krupp. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Pam Krupp; two daughters, Lori Krupp Suon and husband Dave (Chad, Kyle & Rylee); Melissa Krupp Bohmer and husband Brad (Chris, Justin & Jeremy); brother, Richard Krupp; 9 great-grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew.

Dan was a race car owner and enjoyed racing at various race tracks. His entire family spent many hours in the pits at local racetracks cheering on Dan’s cars. He was also a Korean War Veteran who served in the US Navy. He graduated from Old Dominion University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He spent many years working for various HVAC companies including Carrier in Syracuse, NY.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 29, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Moneta, Virginia by Rev. David Lord and Rev. Susan Hughes. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stepping Stone Mission, 1105 North Main Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 or Franklin County Humane Society, Planned Pethood Clinic and Adoption Center, P.O. Box 2118, Rocky Mount, VA 24151. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount/Smith Mountain Lake.


Christine Ramsey

Christine RamseyChristine Ramsey, 96, of Rocky Mount, who was born February 28, 1922 went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 22, 2018. She was preceded in death by her loving parents, James Henry and Bertha Handy Corns of Stuart, Va.; husband, Neville Ramsey; all her eleven siblings, Bessie, Elsie, Zana, Zula, Clata, Velma, Dorothy, Curvie, Moir, Earl and one infant brother. Surviving to cherish her memory are: daughter, Laquita (Dr. Francis Amos) of Rocky Mount; sons,
Larry Ramsey of Oakley, UT, and Lynn Ramsey (Phyllis) of Rocky Mount; grandchildren, Frank Amos (Jenn), Susan Kirby (Scott), Chris Brown (Daniel), John Amos, Lori Contreras (Devin), Brandi Buff (Ryan), Dr. Tiffany Ramsey (Dr. Andrew Apostle), Courtney Edmunds (Dave), Gary Ramsey (Marybless); 17 great grandchildren, Ramsey and Jesse Amos, Noah and Rowan Chrisley, Garrison, Kenley and Lawson Brown, Jake Knight, Asher and Levi Buff, Colleen and
Aidan Apostle, Archie, Walker, Georgia and Maggie Edmunds, and Gavin Ramsey.

Christine was a fun loving, joyful, stylishly dressed lady who shared her love with all she met with a hug. She was an exceptionally loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to a closely knit family who likewise loved and honored her. She was a lady of multiple talents and interest including cooking, sewing, shopping, bluegrass music, car racing, and socializing with her many friends and participating in various activities of her beloved Franklin Heights Church. She worked many years at DuPont, Panill Knittting, Bassett-Walker, Virginia Apparel, and The Friendly Restaurant. She shared a smile with everyone she met and enjoyed gatherings with friends and family. Christine will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched with her friendship.

The Family would like to express their thanks to the Staff and Personnel of Runk and Pratt Assisted Living at Westlake and also to Medi Home Hospice for the care they have provided Christine. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial gifts be made to Franklin Heights Church, 110 Hilltop Drive, Rocky Mount, Va. 24151.

Visitation with family and friends will be held at Flora Funeral Home (located at 665 S. Main Street, Rocky Mount, Va.) 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2018. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 29, at Franklin Heights Church, 110 Hilltop Drive, Rocky Mount, Va. with Dr. Stan Parris officiating. Burial will follow at Franklin Memorial Park, Rocky Mount. The family respectfully request no food. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.


John Willie Muse, Sr.

John MuseJohn Willie Muse, Sr., age 95 of Rocky Mount died Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Funeral services will be held 12 noon Monday at the Pigg River
Community Center. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.


Horace Navy Gardner

Horace GardnerHorace Navy Gardner, age 83 of Rocky Mount passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2018. He was the son of the late Thomas E. and Virgie W. Gardner; also preceding him in death were his brothers, Herbert, Woody and Carroll; sisters, Virginia, Callie, Evelyn, Ivadell and Polly. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Pearl; son, John; daughter, Amy (H.P.) McDaniel; grandson, Thomas Gardner; granddaughter, Haley McDaniel. He retired from DuPont after 25 years of service. Funeral services will be conducted at Flora Funeral Chapel, 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 17, 2018. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.