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Vicki Morris Gillespie

Vicki Morris Gillespie, 65, of Pulaski, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at home surrounded by loved ones.

Born in Pulaski on Nov. 27, 1951, she was the eldest daughter of the late George and Frances Huff Morris. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband John “Carson” Gillespie. She spent many years working with the Salvation Army and Goodwill in both Pulaski read more

Bird, Louise Bernard

Louise Bernard Bird of Bland, Virginia, at the age of 96, passed away on September 10, 2017. Louise was born in Mechanicsburg, Virginia on March 5, 1921, the youngest of four children, to John Samuel Bernard and Eula Lee Gordon Bernard. She was preceded in death by her parents, her two older sisters, Ruth Atwell and Lois Stockner; and a brother, Paul Bernard. Also preceding her in death are two read more

Ellen La Verne (Korpela) Fortuna

Ellen La Verne (Korpela) Fortuna, 80, of Virginia, died September 15, 2017 at Essentia Health in Virginia, MN.

She was born December 29, 1937 in Markham, MN to Henry M. and Selma E. (Wesa) Korpela. She attended St. Louis County Schools in Palo and Markham. She was a 1955 graduate of Aurora High School.

Ellen was united into marriage to Ludwig L. Fortuna in Eveleth, MN on September 1, 1973. Ellen worked read more

Rowe, Edward Nelson

LEXINGTON, S.C. Edward Nelson Rowe, age 50, died on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Eddie was a good father, and a fan of the outdoors. He never met a stranger and would love you like family. He loved his country and was proud to serve in the U.S. Army. If he wasn’t driving his truck – he could be found with his grandchildren, probably with a fishing pole in his hand. They don’t make read more

Edward Richard ‘Dick’ Fernlund

Edward Richard “Dick’’ Fernlund died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at the Ely Bloomenson Hospital.

He was born Feb. 12, 1930, near Cook, to Frank and Cordelia (Ecklund) Fernlund. He married Carol Sokoloski May 25, 1957, in Virginia. Edward graduated from Cook High School, was drafted into the U.S. Marine Corps in 1951, was honorably discharged in 1953, was a life member of read more

Lorraine J. Turnham

Lorraine J. Turnham, 85, of Virginia, Eveleth, and Gilbert peacefully died at St. Raphael’s nursing home in Eveleth on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.

She was born on Dec. 21, 1931, in Los Angeles, Calif.

Daughter to Mabel (nee Prideaux) and Harold Hague, longtime companion of the late Keith Parks of Gilbert. Loving mother of Sharon Brady, (Dennis) Gail Dennis (Denny), Tom Flake (deceased) (Mary Ann), read more

Robert Elton Huff

Robert Elton Huff, 84, of Collinsville, Virginia, passed away September 22, 2017, at SOVAH Health in Martinsville, Virginia. He was born July 21, 1933, in Floyd, Virginia, to the late Thomas Frank Huff and Margaret Elizabeth Underwood Huff. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by three brothers, Clifford Clark, Edgar Clark and Silas Huff, and three sisters, Erma read more

Alexander Sr., Robert Gilbert

MARION, Va. Robert Gilbert Alexander, Sr., 73, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017, at the Johnston Memorial Hospital. Mr. Alexander was born in Smyth County, Va. to the late William Gladstone Alexander, Sr. and Sylvia Bonn Perkins Alexander and was preceded in death by his wife forty days ago, Rosemarie Alexander; a sister, Katherine Eppling; and an infant grandson, Robert Carl Aker. Mr. Alexander read more

McCoy, Ruth Ann

Ruth Ann McCoy, age 82, of Max Meadows, formerly of McCoy, died Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital after suffering a severe stroke.

She was born on December 2, 1934 to the late Luther Lee and Cora Fletcher Edge. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Beverley Wayne McCoy; a son, George Seymour McCoy; daughter, Ruth McCoy; granddaughter, Callie Dee McCoy Heddin; read more

Mabe, Deborah Kaye

MARION, Va. Deborah Kaye Mabe, 59, passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2017. She was born in Florida and was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Hehemann; and her sister, Joy Skidmore. She is survived by her husband, James R. Mabe; her son, James R. Mabe Jr.; her mother, Sylvia Hehemann; her sister, Lucinda Hehemann; and her brother, Kenneth Hehemann, Jr. Graveside services will be held read more

RHYMES, Stephen Elton

RHYMES Stephen Elton Stephen Elton Rhymes 62, of Boones Mill passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Memorial services will be held at Boones Mill Church of the Brethren, 2 p.m. Sunday, September 24, 2017. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.


MENEFEE Lewis A. Mr. Lewis A. Menefee of Rocky Mount passed away Sunday, September 17,2017. He leaves to cherish his loving memories: three sisters, Mrs.Linnie Menefee-Parker(James) of Arnold, Md., Mrs. Lena Menefee-Reavis (Bruce) of Durham, N.C., and Ms. Lilly Menefee of Raleigh, N.C.; and one brother Mr. Wallace E. Menefee of Rocky Mount, Va.; two nephews: Mr. Randy Parker and Mr. Jonathan Parker read more

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