Faye Sours Armstrong, 76, of Roanoke, Va., died on Wednesday morning, October 13, 2010, after a brief battle with cancer. Faye was born on September 19, 1934, in Chatham, Va. She attended Virginia Tech, married and settled in Roanoke, and was a lifelong Hokie fan. Faye worked at Wheeler's Fast Service Laundry as a seamstress. Faye is survived by a son, David M. Armstrong III and wife, Dee, of Minneapolis, Minn.; and daughter, Janet Armstrong Pogue, of Alexandria, Va.; and four grandchildren, Lauren Pogue, Sarah Pogue, David Armstrong IV and Alex Armstrong. She is also survived by her brother and sisters, Phyllis Doggett, of Durham, N.C., Betty Sue Taylor and husband, Alex, of Cary, N.C., Iva Jean Andrews and husband, Ed, of Flower Mound, Texas, Henry Sours and wife, Betty, of Richmond, Va., and Mary Burns, of Fishersville, Va. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Faye had a love for nature and never saw a flower that she didn't like. She had a knack for creating something beautiful out of almost anything. Her talents included sewing, gardening, painting, and practically all arts and crafts. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel at Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2010, with Dr. Tupper Garden officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel and Crematory, 540-982-2100.
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Published in Roanoke Times from Oct. 14 to Oct. 15, 2010