DEZERN Mr. James Edward Dezern, 76, passed away early Friday morning, Nov. 30, 2001, at home in Winston-Salem, NC. He was born June 28, 1925, in Forsyth County. He served his country in the 101st Airborne Paratroopers during World War II. Surviving the Battle of the Bulge, his family considers him a war hero. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorethea Swaim Dezern; and his father and mother, Eddie and Daisy Dezern. He is survived by his wife Peggy Dezern; two sons, Brad Dezern of Winston-Salem, and Jeff Dezern of Lewisville; a daughter, Karen Brannock of Pfafftown; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three sisters, Madeline Dowell (Sam) of Delaware, Opal Brown of Washington, and Ola Mason of Winston-Salem; and three brothers, Raymond Dezern (Nelda) of Rhonda, Windell Dezern (Irene) of Salisbury, and Bobby Dezern of Pfafftown. He leaves behind many loved ones and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 at Memorial Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at Swan Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Yadkin County. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Chapel
WYATT Mr. McDale Wyatt, age 78, of 6484 Hwy. 93, Piney Creek, N.C., died Friday morning, November 30, 2001, at the Alleghany Memorial Hospital in Sparta. He is survived by his wife: Zollie McMillian Wyatt Five sons and daughters-in-law: Roger and Linda Wyatt, Piney Creek, N.C., Ronald and Vicky Wyatt Piney Creek, Randy and Carol Wyatt of Stem, N.C., Rick and Colleen Wyatt of Pine Creek, N.C., and Robert and Merit Wyatt of Las Vegas, Nevada; three daughters and two sons-in-law: Gale and Donald Shepherd of Garner, N.C., Jackie Wyatt of Conway, S.C., Cheryl and Richard Morley of Stem, N.C., and 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; and one sister: Alma Jean Rondeau of Naples, Florida. Funeral services will be conducted Monday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the Grandview Memorial Chapel with burial in the Pine Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery. Military Rites will be conducted by the Bruce Wayne Osborne VFW Post #7034. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the WWII Memorial Fund, c/o Eldon Edwards,1983 Chestnut Grove Church Rd., Sparta, N.C. 28675. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday evening at the Grandview Memorial Funeral Home in Sparta. The family will gather in the solarium at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation of Alleghany at 179 Combs St., Sparta, after the service.
CAUDILL Mrs. M. Pauline Polly Newbert Caudill, age 82, of 471 Wolfe Branch Road, died Monday, November 26, 2001, at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin. Survivors include: a great-nephew and wife: Dana P. And Grace Newbert of Lancaster Pa.; and a great-niece: Elizabeth Ann Newbert, also of Lancaster, Pa. A graveside service will be held Saturday, December 1, at 2:00 P.M. in Zion Cemetery. Elder Bruce Higgins will officiate. Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to Crab Creek Primitive Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o James Wyatt, 335 Laurel Glen Church Road, Sparta, NC 28675, or to the Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Clinton McGrady, 4566 NC Hwy 18 N., Sparta, NC 28675.
HALSEY Carlos Wayne Halsey, age 40, Hwy 93, Sparta, N.C. died Wednesday morning at his home. He is survived by his wife: Donna Belcher Halsey; Two daughters: Heather Lee Ontavaris of Sparta, and Carla Beth Halsey of Sparta; two step-daughters: Sara Jane Meadows of Virginia, and Tiffany Kaye Meadows of Virginia; a step-son: Joseph Dingus of Kentucky; three brothers: Lonnie Clay Halsey of Sparta, Ronnie Lee Halsey of Sparta, and Danny Wayne Halsey of Sparta; a sister: Betty Williams of Sparta; his parents: Carlile and Myrtle Moxley Halsey of Sparta; and his paternal grandmother: Ethel Halsey of Sparta. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, November 29 at 2:00 P.M. at Baker Ridge Mission Church. The Rev. Sam Loggins will officiate. Burial will be in the Piney Creek Methodist Church Cemetery. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home of Sparta was in charge of the arrangements.
TOLIVER Mr. Loyd Craig Toliver, age 39, of 1665 Grandview Dr., Sparta, N.C. died Monday, November 26, 2001 in Sparta. He is survived by his wife: Kim Church Toliver of the home; two sons: Loyd Craig Toliver II, and Cory Logan Toliver, both of the home. his parents: Clarence and Muriel Toliver of Sparta; a sister and brother-in-law: Karen and Carl Davis of Galax, Va. two brothers and sisters-in-law: Leonard and Nancy Toliver of Ennice, N.C., and Lee and Debbie Toliver of King, N.C.; his father-in-law and wife: Harold and Judy Church of Sparta, and his mother-in-law and husband: Lynn and Jerry Mullis of Crumpler, N.C. Several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the West Side Baptist Church in Sparta with burial in the Sparta Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday evening at the West Side Baptist Church. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Hospice of Alleghany, P.O. Box 1287, Sparta, N.C. 28675.
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BOONE - Dr. Wayne R. Richardson, 91, of 154 Eastbrook Drive in Boone died Thursday, Nov. 22, at Carolinas Medical Center. He was born Nov. 8, 1910, in Sparta, the son of the late S.C. "Lummie" and Cornelia Reynolds Richardson. He was a graduate of Sparta High School, a 1931 graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Pharmacy, and a licensed pharmacist in North Carolina. He became a resident of Boone in 1939 and he and his brother, Dr. O.K. Richardson, bought Boone Drug Co. in 1945 from Dr. G.K. Moose. Dr. Richardson retired in 1976. He also served on the Boone Town Board of Aldermen, was chairman of the Appalachian District Board of Health, and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Boone. Dr. Richardson is survived by a son, David Richardson and wife Glenda of Sparta; a daughter, Ms. Julie Ann Richardson of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandsons, David B. Williams and wife Tonya of Boone, and Daniel L. Williams of West Jefferson; a great-grandson, Kirkland L. Williams of West Jefferson; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Choate of Wilkesboro, and Mrs. Maude Andrews of Panama City, Fla.; and two brothers, Woodrow C. "Woody" Richardson and wife Vera of Boone, and Arzie Richardson and wife Lucille of Independence, Va. He also is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Melissa Crouse Richardson; four sisters, Zora Irwin, and Bessie, Clara, and Beulah Richardson; and three brothers, Glenn, O.K., and Albert Richardson. Funeral services for Dr. Wayne R. Richardson will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Officiating will be Dr. Ronald L. Bowie. Burial will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hampton Funeral Service. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, c/o First Union Bank, 958 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, NC 28607; Hospice of Watauga County, 136 Furman Road, Boone, NC 28607; Hospice of Ashe County, P.O. Box 421, Jefferson, NC 28640; Hospice of Alleghany County, 81-A W. Doughton St., Sparta, NC 28675; or Mount Rogers Clinic in Troutdale, Va. Hampton Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
TRIPLETT Mr. Jarvis Ray Triplett, age 44, of 137 Mary Lane Sparta, N.C., died Tuesday evening, November 20, 2001, at his home. He is survived by his wife: Tammy Carico Triplett of the home; two sons: Scotty Triplett of Sparta and Cody Triplett of the home; his parents: Junior and Doris Sturgill Triplett of Sparta; one brother and sister-in-law: Ken and Ann Triplett of Sparta; two sisters and brothers-in-law: Joyce and Jerry Flippen of Mt. Airy, N.C. and Theresa and James Willey of Sparta; a step-daughter: Megan Jolly of Ennice, N.C.; and a brother and sister-in law: Ronnie and Sheila Carico of Ennice, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Friday at the New Home Freewill Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before service at the church. The family will be at the home of Junior and Doris Triplett, 7 Mary Lane, Sparta, N.C.
MOXLEY Mr. Reece Moxley, better known as "Preacher" age 72 of 188 Moxley Hollow Rd., Sparta, N.C., died Monday evening November 12, 2001, at the Alleghany Memorial Hospital in Sparta. He was preceded in death by a son: Danny Moxley, brothers, Robert Lee, Burt Junior, James Roger and Buddy Moxley and a sister, Mary Lee Lane. He is survived by his wife: Clyde Moxley of the home; four daughters and sons-in-law: Patsy and Sam Pugh of Mouth of Wilson, Va., Nyoka and Danny Carico of Sparta, N.C., Susan and Gary Sebastian of Hays, N.C. and Mitzi and Danial Biggins of Sparta; three sons and daughters-in-law: Johnny and Janie Moxley of Galax, Va., and Freddie and Rita Moxley Richie and Carla Moxley, all of Sparta; his mother: Ethel Moxley of Sparta; a brother: Raymond and June Moxley of Sparta; three sisters and brothers-in-law: Nellie and Frank Durham, and Linda and Micky Durham, all of Traphill, N.C., and Sylvia and Roby Jones of Winston-Salem Bonnie Moxley of Sparta; a daughater-in-law: Delia Moxley of Sparta; four step-sons and spouses: Bobby and Debbie Butcher of Arlington, Tx., Johnny and Barbara Butcher of State Road, N.C.; Donald and Dianna Butcher of Texas, and Richard and Lisa Butcher of Greensboro, N.C.; two step-daughters and spouses Sandra and Gary Harris of Rural Hall, N.C., and Lagina and Scott Dimmette of Greensboro, N.C.; twenty-two Grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the Grandview Memorial Chapel with burial in the Shiloh Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Moxley family at: firstname.lastname@example.org
OSBORNE Mr. Clement Garland Osborne, age 85, of 85 Mt. Carmel Rd., Sparta, N.C., died Saturday evening, November 10, 2001, at the Alleghany Memorial Hospital in Sparta. He is survived by his wife: Donna Hicks Osborne of the home. one son: Kenny Garland Osborne of Cornelius, N.C.; one grandson: Craig Osborne of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one sister: Agnes Osborne of Sparta; And a very special grand-niece: Veronica Espinoza of the home. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the Osborne Memorial Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the funeral service to lie in state. Military rites will be conducted by the Bruce Wayne Osborne VFW Post # 7034. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday evening at the Grandview Memorial Funeral Home in Sparta. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Osborne Memorial Cemetery Fund c/o Reba Osborne, 150 Burton Lane, Piney Creek, N.C. 28663. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Osborne Family at: email@example.com
BROWN Mr. Russell P. Brown, age 76, of 2253 Porterfield Rd., Woodlawn, Va., died November 5, 2001 at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Ayers Brown. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law: Gary S. and Cindy Brown of Woodlawn, Va.; four sisters: Eva Billings of Sparta, Louise Paisley of Winston-Salem, N.C., Marie Busic of Piney Creek, N.C, and Jessie Delp of Woodlawn, Va.; and a brother, Colonel Brown of Sparta. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 8, 2001 at the Grandview Memorial Chapel with burial in the Cherry Lane Baptist Church Cemetery in Glade Vallley. Military Rites will be conducted by the Hillsville VFW Post # 1115. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Grandview Memorial Funeral Home in Sparta.
HUDSON Mrs. Kathleen Funk Hudson, age 54, of 13212, NC, Hwy. 18 N. Ennice, N.C. Died Saturday, November 3, 2001, at the Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. She is survived by her husband: Ronald B. Hudson of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law: Deloris (Dee Dee) and Scott Bedsaul of Galax, Va., and Lora Lynn Hudson of Ennice, N.C; one granddaughter: Kaila Bedsaul of Galax, Va.; her parents: Charles and Thursey Funk of Galax, Va.; one sister: Betty Leonard of Galax, Va,; and a special father-in-law: Fred Hudson of Ennice, N.C. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the Grandview Memorial Chapel with burial in the Pleasant Home Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at the Grandview Memorial Funeral Home in Sparta. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Glade Creek Volunteer Fire Department c/o Elaine Osborne, Glade Valley, N.C. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Hudson Family at: firstname.lastname@example.org
MILLER Mrs. Myra Garvey Miller, age 80, of Piney Creek, N.C., died Thursday morning, November 1, 2001, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation of Alleghany. She was the widow of Bernard Miller. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Sherry and Mike Miller. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law: Bill and Brenda Miller of Reidsville, N.C.; one grandson: Logan Miller of Reidsville; one sister and brother-in-law: Hazel Dean and Thomas Smith of Piney Creek; one special niece: Grace S. Cox of Piney Creek, and two nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, November 4th at the Mount Zion United Methodist Church with burial in the Church Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church just in time for the funeral services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday evening at the Grandview Memorial Funeral Home in Sparta, and at other times at the home of Thomas and Hazel Dean Smith, 3556 Mt. Zion Church Road, Piney Creek, N.C.