BROWN Mr. Colonel Clay Brown Jr., age 52 , of Chambersburg, PA., passed away Monday morning, May 26, 2003, in Burlington, Vermont.He is survived by his wife, Sharon Brown of the home; two daughters, Jessica and Jenifer Brown of Raleigh, NC; one son, Colonel Clay Brown III of Chambersburg, PA; one grandson, Justin Brown; his parents, Colonel and Ruth Brown; one sister, Janie Douglas; his grandmother, Bessie Rector, all of Sparta, NC; two nephews; one niece; and several aunts and uncles that were very special in his life. Funeral services will be conducted Monday morning, June 2, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. at the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg, with burial in the Lincoln Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.
WALL Mrs. Opal Mae Baugus Wall, age 83, of 77 Wall Lane, Glade Valley, NC., died Wednesday evening, May 28, 2003, at her home. She was the widow of Clyde Owen Wall. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Robert G. Parsons of Statesville, NC; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ronald Gray and Shirley Brown Wall of Glade Valley; Kenneth Lee Wall of Galax, Va; a sister, Lula Stokes of Walkertown; a brother, Earl Baugus of King, NC; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a step-daughter, Rose Nell Ivester of King; a step-son, James Wall of Kernersville; special caregiver, Mary Alice Brown; and a special great-grandson, Travis Wall. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon, May 31st, at 2:00 p.m. at the Grandview Memorial Chapel with burial in the Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Hospice of Alleghany, P.O. Box 1287, Sparta, NC 28675.
WILLIAMS Lisa Williams, of Sparta, N.C., died Friday, May 23, in Alleghany Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. She was born and grew up in Saxony, Germany. After graduating from the University of Leipzig, she became a nurse and served in a Leipzig hospital until the end of World War II. After the war, she met Woodburn C. Williams, a B-17 pilot in the 8th Air Force who was serving as Military Governor in the Allied occupation forces. Lisa and Woodie were married in Philadelphia on August 26, 1947, and eventually settled in Raleigh, N.C. where she served as the operating room supervisor at Rex Hospital for 23 years. She and the family were active members of White Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh. After retiring, Lisa and Woodie moved to Sparta, NC, where the North Carolina mountains reminded Lisa of Germany. In addition to her husband, Woodie, Lisa is survived by her son, Thomas A. Williams, his wife Jan; son Peter M. Williams and his wife Jean, all of Raleigh; and daughter Carol Elliott and her husband Melick, of Fuquay-Varina. Grandchildren include Caroline and Zack Williams, Martha and Woodie Williams, and Carli, Velaire and Sallie Elliott. A memorial service will be held at Sparta Presbyterian Church on Sunday, May 25, at 2.30 p.m.The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service. A service of interment for friends and family will be held at11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, at White Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sparta Presbyterian Church, 160 S. Main St., Sparta, NC 28675, or Hospice of Alleghany, 81A West Doughton St, Sparta, NC 28675.
RAY Infant Tanner Lee Ray, of 123 S. Main St., Sparta, NC., died Tuesday morning, May 20, 2003, at the Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. He is survived by his parents, Mack and Christine Bennett Ray of Sparta; three brothers, Matthew and Nathan Johnson and Heath Ray; his maternal grandparents, Charlie and Frances Spicer Bennett of Glade Valley; his paternal grandparents, Dolly and Donnie Nelson of Sparta; aunt and uncle, Tammy and Larry Cheek of Glade Valley; and uncle and aunt, Chuck and Christy Bennett of Mt. Airy, NC. A graveside service will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the Rich Hill Cemetery in Glade Valley, NC. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.
CROUSE Mr. Walter Garfield Crouse, Sr., age 98, of 376 Brush Creek Rd., Glade Valley, NC, died Saturday morning, May 17, 2003, at the Alleghany Memorial Hospital in Sparta. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Grace Cox. He is survived by his wife, Elsie Caudill Crouse of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Walter Jr., and Betty Ann Crouse, and Stanley Gene and Jeannie Crouse, all of Glade Valley; four grandchildren, Anita Brown of Piney Creek, Donna Garris of Wilkesboro, Lori Easter of Glade Valley and Rodney Crouse of Cullowhee, NC; and four great-grandchildren, Ricky and Aaron Brown of Piney Creek, Amber Garris of Wilkesboro and Tyler Easter of Glade Valley. Funeral services will be conducted Monday morning, May 19th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Grandview Memorial Chapel with burial in the Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery near Roaring Gap. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Alleghany County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 351, Sparta, NC 28675., or to the Mt. Carmel Cemetery Fund, c/o Jimmy Gilliespie, 7133 Glade Valley Rd., Ennice, NC 28623.
WELCH Mrs. Grace McMeans Welch, age 86, of 1557 Teaberry Rd., Warrensville, NC and formerly of Alleghany County, died Wednesday morning, May 7, 2003, at the Segrave Care Center in Jefferson. She was the widow of Clyde Welch, and was preceded in death by two sons, Roy McMeans, Jr., and Larry McMeans. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Hugh Halsey of Sparta and Mebane, NC; Shirley and Joe Francis of Warrensville; one son and daughter-in-law, Lonnie "Pete" and Verna McMeans of Sparta; one sister, Ottie Elliott of Elkton, Md; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning, May 9th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Grandview Memorial Chapel in Sparta with burial in the Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in the Whitehead Community. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses. The family will be at the home of Ruth and Hugh Halsey, at 2633 Chestnut Grove Church Road, Sparta.Condolences may be made to the family at: email@example.com
COX Mr. Alva Kyle Cox, age 88, of 1325 Old Quarry Rd., Sparta, N.C., died Monday evening, May 5, 2003 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Edna Truitt Cox of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Terry Joines of Sparta; four sons and daughters�in-law, Larry and Patty Cox of Sparta, Jerry and Janet Cox of Sparta, Ronnie and Debbie Cox of Conover, NC, Roger and Lorinda Cox of Trinity, NC; ten grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild; one niece, Verna Ritter; and one nephew, Jimmy Cox. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon, May 8th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Home Union Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the funeral services to lie-in-state. Military rites will be conducted by the Bruce Wayne Osborne VFW post # 7034. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Grandview Memorial Funeral Home in Sparta. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Pleasant Home Union Baptist Church c/o Roger Hendrix, 55 Choate Ave., Sparta, NC 28675.
WOOTEN Mrs. Hazel Crouse Wooten, age 79, of 37 Caudill Rd., Glade Valley, NC., died Monday evening, May 5, 2003, at the Alleghany Memorial Hospital in Sparta. She was the widow of Vaughn Wooten, and was preceded in death by a son, Richard Cleo Crouse; and her first husband, Cleo Crouse. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Wilma and Allan Finney of Glade Valley, NC; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Faye Eller of Aberdeen, Md., and Fran River of Glade Valley. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon, May 9th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Grandview Memorial Chapel with burial in the Cherry Lane Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.
WILLIAMS Mr. Gary "Bill" Gray Williams, age 47, of 658 Little River Drive, Sparta, NC., died Tuesday morning, May 6, 2003, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Betty Halsey Williams of the home; two daughters and son-in-law, Angela and Rodney Billings of Glade Valley, and Amanda Williams of Sparta; two sons, Danny Halsey of Sparta, and Michael Williams of Shreveport, LA; one sister, Karen Roupe and husband Bill of Piney Creek, NC; and four grandchildren, Alexander Gray Williams, Logan Billings, Montana Williams and Ethan Halsey. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday morning, May 7th. at 11:00 a.m. at the Grandview Memorial Funeral Home in Sparta. Burial will follow in the Piney Creek Methodist Church Cemetery in Piney Creek.
LYONS Mrs. Annie Mae Blackburn Lyons, age 94, of 403 Shawtown Rd., Glade Valley, NC., died Saturday evening, May 3, 2003, at her home. She was the widow of Stewart Lyons, and was preceded in death by a son, Hardin Lyons. She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Thelma Harris of Sparta, and Imogene and Don Swails of Rockingham, NC; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Carolyn Lyons of Glade Valley; ten grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special caregivers, Robin Fields and Betty Perry. Funeral services will be conducted Monday morning, May 5th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Grandview Memorial Chapel with burial in the New Salem Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home, and at other times at the homeplace.
COURTESY FROM GRANDVIEW - INGRAM Mrs. Effie Reid Ingram, 85, a resident of Hoover Hill Rd., Trinity, died Friday, May 2, 2003, at the High Point Regional Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Ingram was born in Iredell County, July 30, 1917, a daughter of Glenn and Ida Tutterow Reid. She was a seamstress with Collier Ellis for many years. She was a member of Friendly Baptist Church for fifty years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Clifford "Cliff" Ingram; a son, Glenn Ingram; a granddaughter, Myra Hedgepeth; and two brothers and two sisters. Surviving are two daughters, Pat Ingram of Jamestown and Elsie Hobbs and her husband James of Ennice; six grandchildren, Wyatt Hedgepeth, Pam Lovell, Shari Deitchman, Tricia Corbett, Dana Williams and Gina Auman; and seven great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery by the Rev. Fred Reece. The family will receive friends at the Davis Funerals and Cremations Funeral Home Saturday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point, NC, 27262.