try this link in the rootsweb databases....it mentions a
Roscoe Guy Perduehttp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/franklin/cemeteries/...
may not be who you're looking for, but there is a John William Perdue, with wife Sarah Foster Perdue. Franklin County is next to Roanoke County, where the newspaper used to be called the "Times and World News".
Hope this helps some.