Our precious mother, Doris Smith Baker, age 80 of Rocky Mount went to her eternal home on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 and was greeted by her precious saviour. She was preceded by her husband, Edward Baker, formerly of Yukon, WV. She was also preceded by her parents, Berlin and Elizabeth Smith and her step-mother Celcia Smith, whom she affectionately called Mom. Doris was also preceded by her children, Stephen, Daniel, and Devinna; brothers, Delanor and Ron; and many other loved ones. She will be sadly missed by her children, Danita (Joe) Sheets, Dianne (Bobby) Whitt, Bradley (Lori) Baker, Beverly (Joe) Rutter, Brian (Joyce) Baker, Kimberly (Don) Armstrong and Zackary Toney. She was blessed with 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and one on the way. Her surviving siblings are Jack, Dennis (Buck), Brenda, Barbara, Dovie, Noah, Donnie, Patsy, Nancy and Peggy. Funeral services will be conducted at Rocky Mount Church of God on Main Street, 12 noon, Saturday, July 7, 2018 with Pastor Robert Meredith officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
On June 30, 2018, William G. Cassell "Bill" of Glade Hill, Va. after a valiant fight with multiple medical problems passed away peacefully, secure in his faith, at home with his "Ka" by his side. Bill saw the possibilities of the Internet at its inception and remained in that field as a consultant in various capacities for his entire career. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Judi Cassell and infant son, Benjamin Cassell. Bill is survived by his wife, Kathleen; son, David Cassell; stepsons, Anthony Polombo, Jr, and Christopher Polombo. In addition, Bill is survived by numerous family members in the Richmond, VA and Hagerstown, MD areas.
Memorial services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2:00 p.m. Tuesday with Chaplain Rick Poland officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Carilion Hospice of Franklin County or a charity of your choice. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Nellie Evans “Granny”, age 102 of High Point, NC passed away on Friday, June 29, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Audie Evans;
daughter, Mildred Mickle; grandson, Jeff Mickle; and granddaughter, Debbie Blackburn. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Wilson; granddaughter, Lisa Wilson Mayfield (Robert); grandsons, Steven Wilson and Garland Mickle; great-grandson, Josh Wilson; five other great- grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Willie Greene Feazelle, "W.G." of Rocky Mount passed away peacefully on June 27, 2018. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elsie Sink Feazelle and father David Williamson Feazelle; brothers, Daniel Feazelle, Donald Feazelle; sisters Juanita Brockman, Jackie Boitnott, Emily Woody. Also preceding him was his wife Sandra Feazelle and her father Hugh"Henry" Brewton, whom he lovingly was the caretaker for several years. W.G. will be remembered most for his kindness, his quick and clever wit, his storytelling and his patience. He made friends easily and always was fully present when talking to anyone. This made him especially endearing to children, as he treated them as equals. He spent 38 years working at APCO/ AEP and garnered respect from his coworkers for his down to earth manner, and his sense of humor. He was a Mason and his humility will forever be his cornerstone attribute. Throughout his 76 years in this life he experienced many things that led to his tales. He left home at 14 to work on a dairy farm and lived with the special family of Charles Beckner. He signed up for the Marines when he was 17 and spent 4 years seeing the world and meeting his new in arms. He had a motorcycle accident that broke his back and his neck and had numerous surgeries and injuries that gave him battle scars and also provided him downtime to heal and learn new hobbies. One hobby was making Christmas trees out of beads and pins. He painstakingly made these special little trees and gave them to anyone who needed a little light in their life. Over the last three years, his health took a turn and he spent many days in the hospital. His persistence and diligence to recover and keep his positive attitude astounded everyone who knew him. W.G. is survived by his wife Arlene Feazelle and Arlene's family that he loved as his own. Charlene Houston (Richard), Cheryl Tosh (Tommy), Wesley Hall; and beautiful grandchildren, Cora and Leah Houston, Kaitlynn Hall and Taylor Tosh; daughter, Jennifer Feazelle and her mother, his first wife, Shirley Feazelle; his siblings, Cookie Berrier, Mac Feazelle, Janet Layman. His special friends Bill Wilhite, Dan Lynch, Larry Conner and brothers from the Marines, Dave Rose and Ted O'Brien and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He will be missed and remembered by all who knew him for his warrior spirit. Memorial services will be held at Flora Funeral Chapel 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018 with Dr. Jackie Spence officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Chapel of Devotion Mausoleum at Mountain View Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider
donations to Saint Francis Service Dogs. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount, VA. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Judith Rose Gilbert Leffue, age 76 of Boones Mill passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018. Surviving is her husband, Glenwood A. Leffue;
three sons, Robert William Johnson, William A. (Jodi) Leffue, Michael Leffue; three grandchildren, Caitlin Marie Johnson, Kelsie Rae Leffue and Garrett William Leffue; two brothers, James D. (Jeaney) Gilbert and Jon (Ann) Gilbert; one daughter, Jane (David) Linkenhoker; sister-in-law, Karlene Leffue and son, Justin. Memorial services will be held at Flora Funeral Chapel 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2018. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount, VA. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.