SIDDEN Mr. Oliver Hardin Sidden, age 85, of 1783 Fox Ridge Road, Sparta, died Sunday evening, October 31, 2004, at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Edwards Sidden; an infant son; a son and daughter-in-law, Dwayne and Donna Sidden; sisters Ruby Sidden and Esther Lineberry; and brothers, Raymond, Oscar, Clifton and Dillon Sidden. He is survived by a daughter, Judy Cooper and husband Lee of Sparta; five grandchildren, Brooke Cooper and Tina Edwards, both of Sparta, Audrey Carter of Kernersville, Angie Branch of Dobson and Tony Sidden of Winston-Salem; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, November 2nd at the Grandview Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. A graveside service will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the Laurel Glenn Cemetery. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Laurel Glenn Cemetery Fund, c/o Ruth Bryant, 1029 Shawtown Rd., Glade Valley, NC 28627, or the Christian Home Baptist Church, c/o Susan Blevins, 1733 Fox Ridge Road, Sparta, NC 28675.
HORNER Mr. Lawrence Lester Horner, age 69 of 213 Turkey Trot Lane, Sparta; died Saturday evening, October 30, 2004, at his home. He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Horner of Newark, Delaware, and Charles Horner of Denton, Maryland. Mr. Horner was born in Denton, Maryland, May 29, 1935, to Elzie and Mary Woodard Horner. He was a retired accountant, and served in the U.S. Army from October, 1953 until September, 1956. He was a volunteer for the Council on Aging in Sparta, for the Meals-on-Wheels program. He is survived by his wife, Carmela Sauca Horner of the home; a son, Timothy Horner of Cordova, Maryland; a daughter, Theresa Connors and husband Dennis, of Drayden, Maryland; two grandsons, Robert and Aaron Connors; a sister, Marguerite King of Townsend, Delaware; three brothers, William Horner of North East, Maryland, Patrick Horner of Newark, Delaware, and Arch Horner of Tustin, California; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 4th at Christ Episcopal Church in Sparta. A reception will follow the service in Parrish Hall of the church. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the Christ Episcopal Church Garden Fund, P.O. Box 1866, Sparta, or to Hospice of Alleghany, P.O. Box 1287, Sparta, NC 28675.
CARICO Mrs. Jewell Cora King Carico, age 92, of Ennice, the Edmonds Community, died Friday evening, October 29, 2004, at the Grayson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Independence, Va. She was the widow of Paul Carico. She is survived by a sister, Evelyn Hawthorne of Marietta, Georgia and a brother-in-law, Edwin Brooks of Georgia. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 1st at the Savannah United Methodist Church with burial in the Edmonds Community Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 12:00 noon on Monday. The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall of Savannah United Methodist Church from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. on Monday.
WORRELL Mrs. Dorothy Emmaline Sexton Worrell, age 83, of 147 East Whitehead St., Sparta, died Thursday evening, October 28, 2004, at the Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. She was the widow of Sidney Roberson Worrell and was preceded in death by a daughter, Stella Caudill; and a son, Bobby Worrell. She is survived by a daughter, Carol Caudill of Sparta; a son, Rev. James Worrell and wife Inez of Sparta; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive. A graveside service will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 31st at the Gladeville Cemetery at Galax, Virginia. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday evening at the Grandview Memorial Funeral Home in Sparta.
WALKER Aaron Coy Walker, Jr., better known as "Junior" Walker, age 70, of 280 Cherry Lane Road, Glade Valley, died Wednesday morning, October 27, 2004, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Betty Miles Walker of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Deryal and Pam Walker of Pilot Mountain, NC; a daughter and son-in-law, Abreena and John Tompkins of Ennice; three grandchildren, Aaron Ray Tompkins of Blacksburg, Va, and Hunter and Kayla Tompkins of Ennice; three sisters, Pauline Caudill of Hendersonville, Doris Caudill of Galax, Va., and Rachel Wilson and husband Doris of Ennice; one brother, Jimmy Walker and wife Joyce of Ennice; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elder A. Coy Walker and Bessie Caudill Walker; a brother, David Walker; and five sisters, Etta Crissman, Dare Cleary, Evelyn Oakes, Reba Lee Hoyt and Faye Caudill. Junior began his career when he was just 12 years old. He started working at N & H Grocery Store in Galax, Va. He quickly learned the supermarket trade, becoming an expert butcher. He also worked with Kroger in Greensboro and Durham, as well as N. B. Smitheyís in Sparta. He spent 22 years as butcher and market manager at Cash and Carry Supermarket in Sparta and completed his remaining career years at Hortonís in Galax, Va., totaling 58 years of working as a butcher. His career time was briefly interrupted by his service time in the U.S. Army in Fort Sam, Texas from 1957-1959. Always active at First Baptist Church, he served as a deacon and Sunday school superintendent, worked on various committees, and sang in the adult choir for over 30 years. In addition to being active in his church, he was also active in the community. In the early 1970ís Junior was one of the grassroots leaders organizing the first Alleghany County Rescue Squad. He later served as captain of the squad and was named Member of the Year. As of late, Junior loved the Alleghany County lawnmower races. He was happy to donate his time and enjoyed serving as a lawnmower inspector. Junior was proud to be an active member of the Sparta Masonic Lodge # 423 where he has served as a past Master. The funeral was conducted at 12:00 p.m. Friday, October 29 at Grandview Memorial Chapel with burial in the Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetary. Ministers for the service were Pastor John McCray and Pastor Phil Edwards. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Alleghany, P.O. Box 1287, Sparta, NC 28675, the Oxford Orphanage,c/o Sparta Masonic Lodge # 423, P.O. Box 1171, Sparta, NC 28675, or the charity of oneís choice.
KELLY Mrs. Laura Sturgill Kelly, age 84, of 156 Kemp St., Sparta, died Wednesday morning, October 27, 2004, at the Ashe Memorial Hospital in Jefferson. She was the widow of Paul Kelly. She is survived by two sons, James Paul Kelly, Jr. and wife Jeanna of Milligan College, and Edward Sturgill and wife, Katherine of Lansing; three grandchildren, Dresdan Kelly, Tommy Sturgill and Timmy Sturgill; one great-grandchild, Cheyenna Sturgill; one step-great-grandchild, Jacob Goodman; and two sisters, Louella Hubble of Marion, Va, and Vada Jackson of Elkton, Maryland. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 29th at the Grandview Memorial Chapel in Sparta with burial in the Sparta Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Alleghany Memorial Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 9, Sparta, NC 28675. Friends may call at the home of Edward and Katherine Sturgill at 155 Fees Ranch Rd., in Lansing, at any time.
REID Mrs. Julia Bell Dorsey Reid, age 87, of 179 Combs St., Sparta, and formerly of Laurel Springs, NC, died Monday morning, October 25, 2004, at Sunbridge of Alleghany. She is survived by two daughter, Diane Caudill and husband Bealer of Laurel Springs, and Sharlene Lockhart of Millington, Tennessee; a son, Andrew Bryan Head and wife Frances of Laurel Springs; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 27th, at the Pine Fork Cemetery at Laurel Springs. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home of Sparta is in charge of the funeral arrangements. The family will be at the home of Diane and Bealer Caudill at 181 Blue Bird Lane, Laurel Springs. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donorís choice.
HARMON Mrs. Lillie Lunda Harmon, age 68, of 529 Cranfill Rd., Harmony, NC., died Sunday, October 24, 2004, at her home. She is survived by five sons, Harold Leanord Ray of Harmony, Willie Carl Ray of Elkin, Buddy Locklear of Jacksonville, NC, and Mack Ray and Adam Ray of Sparta; three daughters, Dollie Nelson of Sparta, Opal Locklear of Sparta, and Betty Abbott of Wilkesboro; four sisters, Mary Owens of Poketon, NC, Katie Adkins of Greensboro, NC, Kathy Patrick of Greensboro, and Carleene Triplett of Pleasant Gardens, NC; a brother, Jimmy Harmon of Johnson City, Tennessee; 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Shiloh Cemetery. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home of Sparta is in charge of the arrangements
BRACKENS Mr. Ralph Edward Brackens, age 77, of Columbus, Ohio,and formerly of the Prather Creek Community of Alleghany County, died Sunday, October 16, 2004, at his home. He is survived by a son, Randy Brackens of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Paula Cornwell, of Tallahassee, Florida, and Patricia Brackens of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Elder Ernest Brackens of Lowgap, NC; and a sister, Agnes Brackens of Oxford, Pa. Eight grandchildren, Jessica, Angla, Garrett, Tamara, Timothy, Kaylee, Kyle and Charlotte; and several nieces and nephews also survive. A graveside service will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 24th at the Prathers Creek Cemetery at Laurel Springs. Military rites will be conducted by the Bruce Wayne Osborne VFW Post #7034. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Grandview Memorial Funeral Home in Sparta
CAUDILL Mrs. Georgia Billings Caudill, age 65, of 1320-7 West D St., North Wilkesboro, NC, died Monday evening, October 18, 2004, at the Wilkes Regional Medical Center in North Wilkesboro. She was the widow of Tom Caudill. She is survived by three sons, Richard Anders and Gary Anders both of North Wilkesboro, and Jeffrey Anders of Sparta; a step-daughter, Lesia Bryson of Thomasville; five step-sons, Ronnie Caudill of North Wilkesboro, John William Caudill of Wichita, Kansas, Larry Douglas Caudill of Cooleemee, Ricky Allen Caudill of Wichita, Kansas, and Stephen Caudill of Mooresville; a brother, J.C. Billings of Ohio; two sisters, Ethelene Pruitt of Yadkinville, and Irene Johnson of North Wilkesboro; 20 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 21st at the Grandview Memorial Chapel with burial in the Landmark Cemetery in the Whitehead Community of Sparta. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
BROOKS Mrs. Zelda Caudill Brooks, age 75, of 61 Harvest Lane, Sparta, died Thursday morning, October 14, 2004, at the Alleghany Memorial Hospital in Sparta. She is survived by her husband, Gene Brooks of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Ed Hall of Sparta; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Paula Brooks of Glade Valley; four grandchildren, Jeannie Roupe and husband Freddie, Sammy Brooks, Tyra Berrier and husband Barry, and Billy Hall and wife Jennifer; one great-grandchild, Gavin Roupe; a sister, Mae Cleary of Sparta; a brother, Ross Caudill of Southport, NC; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 16th, at the Grandview Memorial Chapel with burial in the Landmark Cemetery in the Whitehead Community of Sparta. Elder Don Richardson and Rev. Roy Houser will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 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.
GALLOS Mr. Jordan C. Gallos, 82, passed away suddenly Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at his home in Sparta. Mr. Gallos was born Aug. 26, 1922, in Cleveland, Ohio. He and his family then moved to Winston-Salem. He was a member and past president of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. He attended Reynolds High School and N.C. State University, studied architecture and fine arts and played saxophone with various bands. He volunteered in the U.S. Army and honorably served as a member of the Office of Strategic Services in World War II as a cartographer. He worked with many restaurant equipment companies including Dixie, Foodcraft and Cooper in Winston-Salem, John G. Kolbe in Richmond, Va., and Szabo in Chicago, Ill. He designed and planned over 150 kitchens and restaurant facilities. A few of his many accomplishments include membership in the Mu Beta Psi Honorary Musical Fraternity, a Veteran's Award from the Grand Lodge of Masons of North Carolina and a Noble of the Mystic Shrine for North America. He was also an artist, an author, an architect and a restaurateur. Mr. Gallos was a true Renaissance man. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sophie Juranis Gallos and his son, Danny Gallos. He is survived by his daughter, Krissie Gallos Simcox; his son, Chris J. Gallos and wife Kendra; and four grandchildren, Katina and Alex Simcox and Danny and Christian Gallos. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church with Father Demetri Kangelaris and Father Dennis Canavos officiating. Burial will follow in Forsyth Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 this evening, Oct. 13, with a Trisagion service at 7:30 p.m., at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Danny Gallos Scholarship Fund at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 435 Keating Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.
HODGE Annie Belle Hodge, age 69, of 179 Combs St., Sparta, died Sunday evening, October 10, 2004, at Sunbridge of Alleghany. She was the widow of Garnett Davis. She is survived by eight daughters, Louise Carroll of Baltimore, Md., Betty Leonard of South Boston, Va., Bobbie Sue Hodge of Midland, Texas, Annie Mae Huber of Phoenixville, Pa., Lois Ray of Elkin, Joyce Hodge of Philadelphia, Pa., Jeannie Hodge of Aberdeen, Md., and Susie Sturgill of Sparta; three sons, Ricky Hodge of Sparta, Richard Hodge of West Jefferson, and Stevie Hodge of Galax, Va; two sisters, Barbara Littrel, of Spotsylvania,Va., and Georgia Haynes of North Wilkesboro; a special sister-in-law, Bessie Osborne of Fredericksburg, Va; 32 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 13th at the Grandview Memorial Chapel with burial in the Antioch Cemetery at Roaring Gap. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations for the funeral expenses.
BOTTOMLEY Mr. Jimmy Lee Bottomley, age 67, of 76 Edmonds Road, Ennice, NC; died Friday, October 8, 2004, at his home. He is survived by a sister, Melva Dancy of Ennice; a brothers, Ivan Bedsaul and wife Louise of Galax, Va; and a nephew, Christopher Tompkins. Several nieces and nephews also survive. A graveside service will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 12th at the Saddle Mountain Cemetery. The family and friends will gather at Grandview Memorial Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. The family will be at the residence at 76 Edmonds Road, in Ennice.
HARTSOE Mr. Adolphus H. Hartsoe Sr., age 52, of Wadsworth, Ohio, died Wednesday October 6, 2004, from injuries received in a motorcycle accident. He is survived by his wife, Lourene Weber Hartsoe of the home; sons, Adolphus H. Hartsoe II and wife Lisa of Medina, Ohio, and Andrew B. Hartsoe and wife Christine of Kaiserslautern, Germany; three grandchildren; his mother, Winnie Houck Good of Sparta; brothers, John Hartsoe of Middletown, Ohio, and Richard Metz of Sparta; sister, Sherry Kryder and husband Chris of Wooster, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 12th at the Prathers Creek Regular Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the funeral services to lie in state. The family will gather at the church at 3:00p.m. on Tuesday. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home of Sparta is serving the Hartsoe family.
VANHOY Mrs. Lois Miles VanHoy, age 89, of Hudson, Florida, and formerly of Piney Creek, died Monday morning, October 4, 2004, at New Port Richey, Florida. She was the widow of Wayne VanHoy. She is survived by a daughter, Waynna VanHoy of Hudson, Florida. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 9th at the Grandview Memorial Chapel with burial in the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Piney Creek. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home in Sparta.