Recent Deaths

John “Jack” Sherman Elledge, 88, passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center.

Pansy Foster Meadows, 91, of North Wilkesboro, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Village of Wilkes. Mrs. Meadows and her twin brother, Paul were born March 3, 1930, in Wilkes County to Jesse and Nobie McNeil Foster. Pansy was a faithful servant of Jesus…

Joann Jenkins Creech, 73, of North Wilkesboro, died on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

Agnes Lee Reynolds Gaddy, 88, of Wilkesboro, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at her home. Mrs. Gaddy was born Aug. 14, 1932, in Wilkes County to Austin William and Minnie Dillard Reynolds. Agnes was a loving grandmother to five grandchildren and great-grandmother to five great-grandchi…

Raul Sanchez-Mendiola, 36, of Wilkesboro, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021, at his home.

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Deborah Ann Bratton, 60, of Moravian Falls, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at her home.

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Lynne Rae Milroy Wiles, 78, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. Lynne was born Nov. 15, 1942, in Erie, Penn., to Philip Ralph and Margaret Starr Milroy. She was a graduate of Western Carolina University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Educat…

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Carol Jean Childers, 73, of North Wilkesboro, died at Wake Forest Baptist Health — Wilkes Medical Center on March 29, 2021.

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Hardin Junior Adams, 76, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021, at his home. He was born April 14, 1945, in Bell, Ky., to Warren G. and Fannie Saylor Adams. Mr. Adams was a member of Lewis Baptist Church. He loved to paint crafts, garden and work in his flowers. He was prece…

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Rosalie Gilbert Wood, 87, of Boomer, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021, at her home. Rosalie was born Aug. 18, 1933, in Caldwell County to Carl Winford and Mary Gilbert. She was a member of West End Baptist Church and was employed with Holly Farms for 25 years in the Inspection Department. M…

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William Hillery Gilreath Sr., 88, of North Wilkesboro passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021, at his home.

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Helen Elizabeth Hornbuckle Gravette peacefully passed away on April 3. 2021, at her home in Wilkesboro at age 93. Helen was born Aug. 25, 1927, in Hillsborough to Paul Jacob Hornbuckle and Pansy Freeland Hornbuckle. Helen spent much of her early years with her grandparents, Irving and Minnie…

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Bill Somers Call, 86, of Roaring River, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021, at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. He was born June 22, 1934, in Wilkes County to Clyde and Lillie Southern Call. Bill was a member of Cranberry Baptist Church. Mr. Call was preceded in death by his parents; son, Willia…

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Dare Souther Felts, 91, of North Wilkesboro entered the arms of our Heavenly Father on April 2, 2021. She was born on March 4, 1930, in Wilkes County. Dare was a loving mother, grandmother and caregiver to several family members and friends over the years. Her greatest joy was her family. Sh…

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Annie Lee Martin Sales, 98, Roaring River, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Westwood Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Sales was born Dec 24, 1922, in Wilkes County to Jack and Anna Welborn Martin. Mrs. Sales attended Union Grove Baptist Church in Roaring River when sh…

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Joyce Ann Webb, 64, of Millers Creek, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021, at her home. Mrs. Webb was born Nov. 16, 1956, in Wilkes County to James Garfield and Ader Sheets Cockerham. She was a member of Poplar Cove Baptist Church. Joyce enjoyed camping and loved singing. She was preceded by h…

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Junior Slater Anderson, 84, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Medical. He was born May 11, 1936, in Wilkes County to Lester and Lola Stone Anderson. Junior was a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and gardeni…

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Norma Ruth Goss, 66, of Jefferson, passed away Monday, March 29, 2021, at Ashe Memorial Hospital. Norma was born Dec. 5, 1954, in Ashe County to Charles and Madeline Miller Goss. She was a member of Sabbath Home Baptist Church in Lansing. Ms. Goss was preceded in death by her parents; and br…

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Harry Leslie Lusk, 71, of Wilkesboro, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at his home. Harry was born March 14, 1950, in Wyoming County, W.Va., to Alfred Leslie and Helen Irene Grey Lusk. Harry was a member of Crossfire United Methodist Church. He loved NASCAR and enjoyed fishing and goin…

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Margaret Patterson Rogers, mother and minister’s wife, danced into the heavenly celebration of Palm Sunday, on March 28, 2021. We are thankful she is rejoicing in the resurrection celebration, and free from earthly pains.

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Claudius Odell Absher, 89, passed away Monday, March 29, 2021, at Rose Glen Manor.

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John Lewis Wyatt, 87, of North Wilkesboro, died Sunday, March 28, 2021. He was born Oct. 16, 1933, in Wilkes County to the late John Lewis Wyatt, Sr. and the late Nancy Call Wyatt. John joined the U.S. Air Force upon graduation from Mountain View High School in 1951. He served proudly for 21…

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Jose Varela, 56, of Moravian Falls, died Sunday, March 28, 2021, at Joan & Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. The family will conduct a private service at a later date. Condolences may be sent to www.adamsfunerals.com.

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The fullness of time. It is time that is appointed for something to begin or be completed. In the fullness of time, Allen Clifton Johnson peacefully went home to be with the Lord on March, 28, 2021, losing his battle with cancer. His work was completed and it was time for exceeding joy to be…

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Jerry Lee Casey, 71, of Hays, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at home. Mr. Casey was born Sept. 19, 1949 in Abingdon, Va., to Mabel Lucille Casey. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mabel Lucille Casey; his wife, Della Irene Billings Casey; sister, Marie Dodge; and brother, Dougl…

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Mozelle Cleary Sparks, 85, of Statesville, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021, at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville.

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Remembering with smiles, laughter and many tears, Tracy Ulysses Barnes. Tracy was born June 30, 1966, in Wilkes County to Samuel Bailey and Irene Mattie Barnes. He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, James (Viking) Barnes.

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Larry Byron Johnston, 82, of North Wilkesboro passed away, Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Health-

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Mildred Kay Anderson Gilreath, 95, of North Wilkesboro passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center.

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Susan Diane Barnes transitioned on March 19, 2021, to receive her reward of eternal life in heaven. “Miss Ann,” as she was affectionately known, was born on Sept. 22, 1956, in Moravian Falls. She faithfully attended the Wilkes Adult Developmental Activity Program (ADAP) for over 40 years and…

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The Rev. Jerry Steven Smith, 72, of North Wilkesboro passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Arthur Clyde Lowe Sr. of Wilkesboro passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021, three days after his 102nd birthday.

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Sally Gant Bumgarner, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, 76, of North Wilkesboro entered into the arms of our Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Medical Center.

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Travis Stone, 82, of Ferguson went to his Heavenly home Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Select Rehabilitation Moses Cone in Greensboro.

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John Will Glass, 96, of Nebo, passed away Sunday, March 14, 2021. He was born in Wilkes County on Feb. 2, 1925, to the late Fred Aldred and Nellie Williams Glass. Mr. Glass was a veteran of WWII in the U.S. Navy. He earned 28 battle stars while serving on the USS Montpelier, also known as th…

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Jeanette Blackburn Strader, 74, of Moravian Falls passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021, at her home.

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Robert Kent Sebastian, 83, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Friday, March 19, 2021. He was born Aug. 20, 1937, in Wilkes County to Robert Eugene and Nannie Absher Sebastian. Robert was proud to say that he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in the la…

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Russell Allen Warren, 55, of North Wilkesboro passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Medical Center.

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Nancy Marie Watkins, 78, of Millers Creek, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Wilkes Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Watkins was born May 13, 1942, in Wilkes County to Rev. Juddie and Pearl Johnson Key. She was a faithful member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed cookouts …

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Christopher Ian Byrd, 26, of Arizona, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021. He was born Aug. 30, 1994, in Durham to Roger Dean and Jo Ann Reese Byrd. Christopher graduated from Orange County High School in 2012. Additionally, he graduated in 2020 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University wit…

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David Lee Whittington, 89, of Wilkesboro, died Friday, March 19, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

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Carlie Alvin Holloway, 84, of Elkin was called home to be with the Lord and his bride of 55 years on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

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Claudia Sherleen Taylor, 70, of North Wilkesboro, died Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at her home. She was born Feb. 11, 1951. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Miller Funeral

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William Don Billings, 91, of North Wilkesboro passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at his home.

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Wanda Lee Cain Anderson, 75, of North Wilkesboro, died March 9, 2021 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born Aug. 20, 1945, in Raleigh W.Va., to John Thomas Cain and Ila Verina Whittington Cain. A memorial service will be held March 20, 2021 at 3 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Moravian Falls.

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Randy J. Foster, 58, of North Wilkesboro passed away Monday, March 15, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center.

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Daniel Mark Absher, 59, of North Wilkesboro, died March 13, 2021 at Accodius Health at Wilkesboro. He was born on Feb. 3, 1962, in Wilkes County to Billy Ervin Absher and Imogene Porter Absher. A private service will be held at a later date.

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Samuel “S.D.” Eller Jr., 84, of Ferguson passed away Sunday, March 14, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Wilkes Medical Center.

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Rebecca R. Mitchell of Trenton, N.J., passed away on March 5, 2021 at age 93. She was born in Wilkesboro, the oldest daughter of William Henry and Ella Rousseau. After her mother passed, she was raised by her father and his second wife, Jessie. She attended Lincoln Heights and was a member o…

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Norma Ellewees Harrald, 90, of Laurel Springs, died Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at her home. She was born Dec. 17, 1930. Graveside will be Monday, March 15, 2021, at Mount Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Ashe County.

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William Coy Billings, of North Wilkesboro, passed away March 10, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Regional. William was born Jan. 28, 1942, in North Wilkesboro to Jasper Van and Verda Bauguss Billings. He loved to play sports when he was young and loved to watch as he got older. He…

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Yvonne Thompson Williams, 89, of North Wilkesboro, was called home to the Lord, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at her home. Mrs. Williams was born March 5, 1932, in Saunders County, Nebraska, to Harold and Francis Basore Thompson. She was a member of North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church. Yvonne …