Thursday, February 21, 2019

James Ewell Harmon


James Ewell Harmon, 91 of Floyd, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 in his home surrounded by family.

Jim was born in Willis, VA to Edgar & Mary Harmon on June 9, 1927. He married Hilda Simpson on July 2, 1949. They raised four children above Harmon’s Store in Willis which Jim owned and operated from 1953 to 1978. He served on the Floyd County School Board for a number of years. After selling the store, Jim and his son, Jamie, distributed Esso and then Exxon oil and gas under the name of Harmon Oil Company. He eventually sold the business to B. Clark.

He is survived by his wife, Hilda Harmon; son & daughter-in-law, Jamie & Debbie Harmon; daughters & sons-in-law, Sunny & Bob Popp, Cappy & Tommy Spangler, and Jolee & John Crawford; grandchildren, Angie (Tuff) Nichols, Jessica (Adam) Stebar, Ashley (Chad) Scott, Katie (Mike Disch) Popp, Maggie (Scooter Thweatt) Popp, Nathan Popp, Ben (Kristin) Johnson, Caleb (Rhiannon) Johnson, Conner (Jess) Johnson, Dakota (Tate) Stinnett, Austin (Katelyn) Spangler, Travis (Kristin) Crawford, Amanda Crawford, and Tucker (Nicole) Crawford; great-grandchildren, Shane, Shawn, and Emma Nichols, Chloie, Sydney, and Jemmasen Stebar, Hannah, Macy, and Ellie Scott, Harmon Disch, Karoline, Bjorn, and Lars Johnson, Maebel Johnson, Layla, Emry, and Penelope Johnson, Bella and Aspen Stinnett, Dayson Crawford, Alyssa Crawford, Sage and Wilder James Crawford.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Steve Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Restvale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Sylvia Rorrer Hancock


Sylvia Rorrer Hancock, 92 of Floyd, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. She is preceded in death by her husband, Reginald Hancock; son, Marvin Hancock; and daughter-in-law, Lois Hancock. Also preceding her in death were her parents, McKinley & Cora Rorrer; sisters, Recie Turner and Reva Belcher; brothers, Ervin, Claude, and Leonard Rorrer.

Survivors include her son & daughter-in-law, Samuel & Brenda Hancock; her daughter & son-in-law, Joyce & Steve Duncan; grandchildren, Stephanie (Steve) Link, Tracy Hancock, Stephen Hancock, Billy (Erica) Hancock, Susan (Ray) Sowers, Amanda Montgomery, and Heather (Steve) Higgs; 21 great-grandchildren; 9 great great-grandchildren; and brother, Sebert (Jean) Rorrer.

We would like to thank hospice and her main caregivers, Morganne McDowell and Brenda Hancock for the wonderful care they gave our mother in her final days.

Funeral service will be held at 2: 00 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jason Pratt officiating. Interment will follow in the Topeco Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the funeral home.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Alma Phillips Ratliff


Alma Phillips Ratliff, 87 of Floyd, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. She is preceded in death by her husband, “Buzz” Ratliff; and son-in-law, Bobby Tate.

She was the head supervisor for 41 years at DonKenny. She was a member of Floyd Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughters & son-in-law, Kim Ratliff Schwenk (Stephen) and Hilda Tate; grandchildren, Ricky Gillespie, Tammy Bowman (Steve), Tracy Moore (Christal), and Teresa  Hunt (Wayne); great-grandchildren; and sister, Ila Thomas.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Jacksonville Cemetery with Pastor Angela Carr officiating.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Pauline Lester Mannon


Pauline Lester Mannon, 97 of Floyd, passed away on Saturday, February 09, 2019 in Salem, VA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett & Erdia Reed Lester; husband, Troy Mannon; brother, Alton & wife Lucille D. Lester; sister, Aluvia & husband, Charlie Jennings; sister-in-law, Geneva D. Lester; and great-nephew, John Raysor.

Pauline was loving, caring, and an inspiration to all.

She is survived by her son, Dean (Mary) Mannon; daughter, Lavene (Olen) Hylton; grandsons, Todd (Angie) Hylton and Adam (Christa) Hylton; great-granddaughters, Haley and Hannah Hylton; great-grandson, Austin Hylton; brother, Virgil C. (Peggy) Lester; and nieces, Nelda Kay (Bob) Raysor and Connie Jennings Graham (R D Faulkner).

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roy Turpin officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mother was a dedicated member of Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the church at 3883 Alum Ridge Rd NW, Floyd, VA 24091.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren as well as JCT Assisted Living and the Recovery & Care Center at Richfield in Salem.