Recent Deaths

Lewis Cornelius Sebastian, 79, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at his home. Mr. Sebastian was born March 3, 1943, in Wilkes County to John Sherman and Ruth Faw Sebastian. He was a member of Dehart Baptist Church and the National Guard. He always enjoyed having horses,…

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Austin Jimmy Wingler, 29, of Millers Creek passed away Friday May 13, 2022.

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Jacob Kyle Dancy, 28, Georgia, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022. He was born March 28, 1994 in Wilkes County to Anna Marie Dancy. Jacob enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his family and friends. He loved tinkering with stuff, taking it apart and putting it back together and working…

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Barbara Sue Lowe, 86, of Millers Creek, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Atrium Health-Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center. She was born July 14, 1935, in Guilford County to Everett and Mattie Lee Logan Pilcher. Mrs. Lowe was preceded in death by her father, her husband, James Lo…

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Douglas “Doug” E. Sebastian, 82, of Hickory, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Carolina Caring in Newton.

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Ken Charles Minton, 65, of Moravian Falls, died Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Pruitt Health in Elkin.

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Fred James Roten, 71, of Wilkesboro, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022, at his home. Mr. Roten was born Oct. 4, 1950, in Wilkes County to Stradie and Maggie Shepherd Roten. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing and going to flea markets. Mr. Roten was preceded i…

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Howard Eugene Felts, 80, of McGrady, passed away peacefully, Saturday, May 14, 2022, at his home. Mr. Felts was born July 10, 1941, in Wilkes County to Vaughn and Emma Sebastian Felts. Over the years, Howard worked at Ithaca and Key City Furniture, owned his own basket-making business, and p…

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Sharon Suzanne Morgan Day, 78, of Wilkesboro, wife of David Day, died Friday, May 13, 2022, at her home.

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Dennis Lee McNeil passed away at his home on May 12, 2022, from a brain tumor at the age of 65. He was born June 12,1956 to the late Ralph Dale McNeil and Coila Foster McNeil in Wilkesboro, N.C.

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Betty L. Parker Johnston, 90, made the transition to another level of existence on May 13, 2022. Betty was born in Wilkes County on Parker Farm Road to Leslie Spurgeon and Sarah Beatrice Anderson Parker.

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James Evert “Jim” Sebastian, 77, of Roaring River, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022, at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. Mr. Sebastian was born Jan. 28, 1945, in Wilkes County to Percy Everette and Hattie Viola Cook Sebastian. He was a member, deacon, Sunday School director and teacher at Pleas…

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Anna Mae Frisz Smith, 100, of Hays passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes.

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Willey Glenn Wagoner, 55, of Millers Creek, died May 9, 2022. He was born on Oct. 21, 1966, in Wilkes County to Gabriel Johnson Wagoner Sr. and Maude Marie Pike Wagoner. The funeral was May 12, 2022. Condolences may be sent to www.adamsfunerals.com.

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Roby Junior Mitchell, 82, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022, at his home. Mr. Mitchell was born Feb. 12, 1940, in Wilkes County to Roby Landon and Sally Pruitt Mitchell. Roby was owner and operator of Roby Mitchell Construction & Landscaping Company and Roby Mitchel…

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Martha Pennell Haynes, 89, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2022, at Westwood Hills Nursing & Rehab Center. Mrs. Haynes was born July 17, 1932, in Caldwell County to Howard and Callie Jane Robinson Pennell. She was a member of Pine View Baptist Church. Martha was preceded …

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Robin Lynn Beamon, 60, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2022, at Atrium Health-Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center. She was born October 30, 1961 in Harford County, Md., to Charles William and Ruth Vera Walker Laramore. Robin enjoyed cooking and especially traveling with…

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James Lavaughn Marley, 67, of Millers Creek, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2022, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. He was born Aug. 10, 1954, in Wilkes County to Clyde and Elza Braswell Marley. James enjoyed fishing and writing in his journal. He was preceded in death by h…

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Johnny Owens, 53, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022, at his home. Johnny was born June 24, 1968, in Wilkes County to Phillip Wayne and Willa Dean Carroll Owens. He was a corporal, U.S. Marines, serving in Desert Storm. He enjoyed country music and fishing. Johnny was pre…

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Judy Taylor Summerlin, 72, of Wilkesboro, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Wilkes Health & Rehab Center. Ms. Summerlin was born Jan. 3, 1950, in North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County to Archie Ray and Ruby Pauline Miller Taylor. Judy was a member of Friendly Grove Baptist Church and enjoy…

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Iva Lee Billings Johnson, 95, of Mountain View Road, North Wilkesboro, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022. Mrs. Johnson was born March 14, 1927, to Lloyd and Winnie Billings. She was a graduate of Mountain View High School, having graduated on May 5, 1944. She was a longtime member of Oak Rid…

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Mary Frances Brown, 87, of North Wilkesboro, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, May 6, 2022, at Accordius Health of Wilkesboro. She was born Jan. 24, 1935, in Wilkes County to Glenn and Effie Tedder Brown. Ms. Brown was a born again Christian who believed Jesus Christ was her personal Lo…

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Master Samuel Ryan Anderson, age 4 months, of Wilkes, passed away at home.

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Betty Lou Evans Brown, 86, of State Road passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Brown was born May 18, 1935, in Alleghany County to Roy Wayne Evans and Etta Lowe Evans.

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Joyce Elaine Adams, 71, of Roaring River, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022, at her home. She was born March 5, 1951, in Iredell County to Luther Odell Adams Sr. and Bertha Mae Helton Adams. Ms. Adams was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Luther Odell Adams Jr.; and sister, Jeanette…

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Patsy Ann Childress Mitchell Hudspeth, 73, of Yadkinville, died Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at SECU Hospice Home in Yadkinville. She was born Nov. 1, 1948, in Wilkes County to the late C.R. Johnson and Bernice Childress Byers. A celebration of life service is at 1 p.m. May 14, 2022 at Mount Carm…

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Mary Ann Roberts, 87, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2022, at Atrium Health-Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center. She was born Nov. 28, 1934 in Claiborne County, Tenn., to Charles and Rachel Sutter Guy. Mrs. Roberts was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rab…

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Earl Forest Mash, 93, of West Jefferson passed away Tuesday morning, May 3, 2022, at his residence.

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Paralee Bentley Brock, 103, of Moravian Falls passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at her home.

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Bettie Cannady Wheless, 92, of Fuquay Varina and formerly of Wilkesboro, died Saturday morning, April 30, 2022.

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Thelma “Sue” Waddell Stutts, 89, passed away Friday, April 29, 2022. She was born April 16, 1933, in Wilkes County to the late Ivy Waddell and Lillie Johnston Waddell. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Sue was a charter member of Hopewell Moravian Church.

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Timothy Dale Combs, 61, of Hays, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2022, at his home. He was born Aug. 13, 1960, in Wilkes County to Edd Royal and Helen Bumgarner Combs. Mr. Combs was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Edd Junior Combs.

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Amanda Jane Elledge Smith, 84, born March 22, 1938, in the Mulberry community died a natural death April 26, 2022, in the Brunswick County Novant Hospital, Supply, N.C. She was the second child of four children and daughter of James Paul and Helen (Wood) Elledge. She married Larry Eugene Smi…

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Thomas Franklin Hall Sr., 83, of Millers Creek, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at his home. Mr. Hall was born June 15, 1938, in Wilkes County to Alphonzo Vincent and Robena Woodie Hall. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Thomas enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves and NASCAR and loved music.…

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Richard Allen Mitchell, 62, of North Wilkesboro, formerly of Tazewell, Va., passed away Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro. He was born October 16, 1959 in Mercer County, West Virginia to Thomas Harrison and Dorothy Nichols Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell was a US Army Vete…

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Thomas Newton Johnson, 74, of Wilkesboro passed away Sunday, May 1, 2022, at his home.

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Beverly Mae Call Shew, 84, of Wilkesboro passed away Thursday, April 27, 2022, at her home.

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A memorial will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 21, 2022, for Rocky Lane Everidge. Officiating will be Pastor Max Hayes and Pastor Tammy James at The WAVE, 135 Village Point Drive, Statesville. Visitation with friends and family will be immediately after the service.

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Betty Bumgarner Jones, 91, of Ferguson passed away Tuesday April 26, 2022, at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center.

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Roger Dale Smithey, 76, of Millers Creek passed away Wednesday April 27, 2022, at his home.

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Kenneth Lamar Love, 74, of Ronda, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Atrium Health-Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center. He was born Jan. 9, 1948, to Louise Olivia and Duncan Sutton Love in Lakeland, Fla., where he grew up. Ken received a golf scholarship to the University of Flori…

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Jesse Christopher Alexander, 49, of Roaring River, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2022, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. He was born April 21, 1973, in Wilkes County to Jesse Franklin and Barbara Lee Miller Alexander. He enjoyed fishing, riding his four-wheeler and spen…

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Larry Thomas Dancy, 70, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2022, at his home. On March 3, 1952, he was born in Wilkes County to Haskel Dancy and Reba Pierce. Larry received his GED at the age of 43. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding four-wheelers and spending time with his beloved family. Larry…

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Dennis Theadore Minton, 57, of Purlear, passed away Monday, April 25, 2022, at his home. Mr. Minton was born March 20, 1965, in Manhattan, Kan., to Tommy Dennis and Donnie Maloney Minton. Dennis was part owner of M&M Hardwood Floors. He enjoyed fishing and loved his German shepherds.

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Priscilla Jane Greene Trivette, 78, of Union Grove, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Autumn Care of Statesville. Priscilla was born in Harmony, Iredell County on Oct. 11, 1943, to Albert Preston Greene Sr. and Irene York Greene. In addition to her parents, Priscilla was preceded in d…

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Anita Denise Graham Vannoy (Willie) of North Wilkesboro was born Sept. 29, 1961, to Edward Graham Sr. and Juanita Graham. She departed this life April 21, 2022. Preceding her in death were her husband, Claude Vannoy Jr.; two of her beloved sisters, Cathy Graham and Edith Graham; and two brot…

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Alma “Inez” Huffman Dancy, 86, of Purlear, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2022, at her home. Mrs. Dancy was born Dec. 5, 1935, in Wilkes County to Bud and Bessie Nichols Huffman. She was preceded in death by her daughters, Carolyn Scott and Karen Dancy.

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James Vernon “J.V.” “Pops” Miller, 79, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2022 at his home. Mr. Miller was born May 26, 1942, in Wilkes County to Claude and Lora Hayes Miller. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years and came out as a corporal. He then went into the …

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Lila Carole Holder passed away peacefully on April 21, 2022, at the age of 79 after an extended illness. Carole was born to Ethel Mae Hampton Holder and Boyce Holder on January 12, 1943. Carole graduated from Blowing Rock High School in 1961. She went on to school and became a Licensed Pract…

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Shirley Ann Romines passed away on April 21, 2022, in Jacksboro, Texas. She was just three days shy of her 83rd birthday. Shirley was born April 24, 1939, to James and Clara (Soots) Pardue in North Wilkesboro. She married J.C. Romines on September 5, 1958 in Fayetteville on Fort Bragg Army B…

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Julie Ann Smith Triplett, 46, of Wilkesboro, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2022, at Atrium Health-Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center. Julie was born June 14, 1975, in Broward County, Fla., to James Jay and Bonnie Lynn Patric Smith. She loved nature, animals and children. Foremost, h…

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Randy Rufus Blevins, 59, of North Wilkesboro passed away Saturday April 23, 2022, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.