Mr. Floyd Scott Cowan Sr., of Sutherlin, Va., passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020, at the age of 73. Born on November 1, 1946 in Danville, Va., he was the son of William Buron and Lela Scearce Cowan and was married to Phyllis Ryan Cowan. Scott was a member of Arbor Baptist Church and Chairman of the Board for Laurel Grove Fire & Rescue. He was head of Quality Control for Lorillard Tobacco Company for 37 years. In addition to his wife, Phyllis, he is survived by daughter-in-law, Kristin Minter Cowan and grandson, Connor Cowan of Garner, N.C. and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Floyd Scott Cowan Jr. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 24, 2020, at Arbor Baptist Church with the Reverend Larry Davis officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1 until 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Arbor Baptist Church and other times at the home. The family requests in lieu of flowers please consider, Arbor Baptist Church, 15120 River Road, Sutherlin, VA 24594 or Laurel Grove Fire & Rescue, 2081 Laurel Grove Road, Sutherlin, VA 24594. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.brookslyon.com. The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services, 115 Main Street, South Boston, Va.
Linda Gilbert Cook, age 72, of Danville, passed away on January 21, 2020. She was predeceased in death by her father, Claude R. Gilbert and mother, Lois W. Gilbert. She was predeceased in death by brother-in-law, Robert Everett and sister-in-law, Kathy T. Gilbert. A devoted wife of 52 years and loving mother, Linda is survived by her husband, Dewey Wayne Cook; her sons, Brian Cook (Eve) of Roanoke, Va., and Andrew Cook (Katie) of Huntersville, N.C.; and her grandchildren, Kaleb, Kyle, Laine, Kamden, Myers, Banks and Crews, all of whom she loved dearly. Survivors also include her sisters, Joan Lovern (Mike) and Kathy Harville (John); brother, Tony Gilbert; aunt, Alma Weatherford, numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Linda attended Longwood College and was employed with First National Bank, Carter Bank & Trust and Walmart. Linda's cherished years of motherhood were filled with endless nights at the baseball fields watching her two sons play ball. Planting flowers in the spring and watching the birds and butterflies brought Linda great joy, as did seeing the world through the eyes of her seven grandchildren. Linda's passion for cooking and baking desserts was enjoyed by all who stepped foot in her kitchen. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020, at 1 p.m. with a Celebration of Life led by Pastor Adam Cook immediately following at 2 p.m. at Swicegood Funeral Home, 564 W. Main Street. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Liberty Hospice, 2943 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA 24541. Swicegood Funeral Service is respectfully serving the Cook family.
Paul J. Goodman Jr. of Danville, Virginia, passed away on January 20, 2020, at the age of 58. He was born on July 3, 1961, to the late Peggy Hancock and the late Paul L. Goodman Sr. in Danville, Virginia. He is survived by his loving girlfriend, Tamara Hudgins. Paul was a kind, generous, hard-working man that would help others and touched many lives. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and was the owner of Efficient Construction. In addition to his girlfriend, Paul is survived by his sons, Michael Lyle, James Goodman, and Justin Goodman; his brother, Tony Goodman, and his four grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Norris Funeral Services' Mt Hermon Chapel with the Reverend David Hatcher officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 12 until 1:45 p.m. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park. In addition to flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to St Jude Children's Hospital or charities of your choice. Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Goodman family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com.
William Thomas Walton of Vernon Hill, Va., passed away on January 21, 2020. He was born in Pittsylvania County, on March 1, 1932, and was 87 years of age. He was the son of the late Wade Norman Walton and the late Helen Dunn Walton. He was married to the late Frances Davis Walton. He was a member of Mt. Tabor and loved his Lord, his church and lived it to the fullest every day. He was also an avid hunter, fisherman and baseball fan, especially the Baltimore Orioles. William Thomas Walton is survived by one son, Michael B. Walton and wife, Carol, of Keeling; three sisters, Dorothy W. Motley of Vernon Hill, Carolyn W. Simpson of Vernon Hill, and Frances W. Hastings of Blairs; one brother, Norman B. Walton of Vernon Hill, and a host of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Friday, January 24, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Pastor Lee Harris and the Rev. Carl Burger officiating. Burial to follow at Halifax Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday, one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home and other times at the home of Michael and Carol Walton. The family wishes to thank the staff of Roman Eagle Nursing Home for their kindness shown to him while under their care. For memorials please consider Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, 2141 Mt. Tabor Rd., Keeling, VA 24566. Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com. Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.