Recent Deaths

Helen Anderson Younce, 75, of Wilkesboro, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at her home. She was born Aug. 30, 1946, in Wilkes County to Sanford and Kizzie Shew Anderson. Helen was a member of Hunting Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and several siblings.

Randy Alfred “Peanut” Wood, 57, of North Wilkesboro passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022 at his home.

On June 30, 2022, at 12:51 a.m., with his family by his side, Don R. Royal, the son of Rosker and Pearl, was reunited with his maker and the love of his life, Liz.

Harold Gene Osborne, 72, of Boomer, passed away on Tuesday Aug. 9, 2022, at his residence.

Michael G. Fulk, 64, of Wilkesboro passed away Monday Aug. 8, 2022, at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center.

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Lisa Anne Lowman Wingler, 47, of Ferguson passed away Monday, July 25, 2022, at her home.

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Kenny Marvin Brooks of Wilkesboro passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, after a brief illness. Kenny was born Sept. 1, 1950, in Wilkes County to Claude Henry Brooks and Helen Opitz Brooks. Ken was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Ann Brooks Yates.

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Jesse Jack Shew, 64, of Wilkesboro, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, at Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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Thamer Yousif Jasim, 59, of Wilkesboro, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, at Woltz Hospice Home. He was born on Jan. 18, 1963, in Baghdad, Iraq, to Yousif Jasim and Fadheelah Qasim. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, Aug, 9, 2022 at 3 p.m. at Mountain Park Cemetery in Wilkesboro. Condolenc…

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Roger Dale Horne Sr., 71, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, at Atrium Health-Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center. Mr. Horne was born Jan. 28, 1951, in Pontiac, Ill., to Ralph and Ellen Jones Horne. Roger was a member of White Plains Baptist Church and employed with…

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Joe Hannibal Miller Jr., 79, of Millers Creek, passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, at Forsyth Medical Center. Mr. Miller was born Oct. 15, 1942, in Washington County, Va., to Joe Hannibal Miller Sr. and Annie Black Miller. Joe was a member at Black Cat Station Railroad in North Wilkesboro an…

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Wesley Talmedge ‘Tam’ Jennings, 58, of Moravian Falls, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022, at his home. He was born Jan. 13, 1964, in Oakland, Calif., to Wesley V. Jennings and Donna L. Arnell. He was a proud graduate of UC Berkley with a degree in geophysics. He was an incredible musician,…

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Leona Jane “Janie” Clonch Triplett, 65, of Millers Creek passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson.

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Roger Lee Bell Jr., 50, of Traphill passed away on Aug. 5, 2022.

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Master Isaiah Carlos Pena, 5, of McGrady passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes.

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Sarah Payne Absher, 82, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 11, 2022, after a difficult battle with dementia.

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Ester Louise Pruitt Caudill, 93 of Roaring River passed away Thursday Aug. 4, 2022, at Woltz Hospice Home.

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Lona Belle Horton, 81, of North Wilkesboro passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

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Rose “Marie” Goulette, 92, of Wilkesboro, died Aug. 2, 2022, in her home after succumbing to her injuries due to a recent fall. Marie was born Aug. 8, 1929, in Brougham, Ontario, Canada. Even though Marie never became an American citizen, she referred to the United States as her home. Growin…

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James Jay Wasson passed away at his home on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.

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Donnie Belle Maloney Minton, 85, of Purlear, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, at Atrium Health-Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center. She was born July 24, 1937, in Burke County to Andrew and Ruth Anna Franklin Maloney. Donnie was a member of Calvary Baptist Church on Pads Road and e…

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Richard “Dick” Denny Griffin passed away on July 11, 2022. He was born Nov. 30, 1940, in Morganton. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ellie. He is survived by Chris and Jen Griffin, Leigh and Gary Yelton, Emily and Wes Oswald, Garrett and Helen Yelton and Jackson Stone. Dick gradu…

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Jeremy Todd Shumate, 49, of Lawrenceburg, Ky., died Saturday, July 30, 2022, from injuries sustained following a motorcycle accident in Lawrenceburg, Ky.

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Bobby Freeman Miller, 71, of Lenoir, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. He was born Monday, Oct. 16, 1950, to the late Villa Osborne and Phonso Miller in Wilkes County.

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Virgie Bowlin Howie, 84, of Taylorsville passed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at Carolina Caring Hospice Home in Newton.

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Billy Joe Parsons, a lifelong resident of Wilkes County, passed away at his home in Purlear on Thursday July 28, 2022, at the age of 78.

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James “Curtis” Foster, 91, of Purlear passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022, at his home.

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Johnny Preston Holcomb, 76, formerly of Wilkesboro, passed on July 23, 2022. Johnny taught for many years in the Wilkes County schools until his retirement in 2000. He was an avid golfer and loved the arts.

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Bruce Hamilton Hayes Sr., 97, of Millers Creek, passed away Saturday evening, July 30, 2022, at Atrium Health-Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center with family by his side. Bruce was born June 26, 1925, at the home of his maternal grandmother in Purlear. He spent the first six years of h…

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Maisie Cuddy Baldwin, 95, passed away July 29 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. She was surrounded by the love of family.

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Juanita Curry McNew died Wednesday, July 27, 2022. She was 70 years old.

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Faye “Marie” Miller was a caring wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. On a beautiful July 29, 2022, afternoon, she left this life to meet her Lord and Savior who she had put her trust and faith in many years ago.

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Violet Anderson Carson, 88, of Moravian Falls passed away Thursday July 28, 2022, at her home.

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Oleen Norman Tharpe, 102, passed away Friday, July 29, 2022, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Tharpe was born July 6, 1920, in Surry County to Foley M. Norman and Jessie Alexander Norman.

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Lucy Stone Brown, 82, of Hays, passed away at her home, Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Lucy was born Nov. 3, 1939, in Wilkes County to Verne Walter and Prudie Blackburn Stone. She was a Member of Hinshaw Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Max Stone; and sist…

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David Marshall Early Jr., 54, of Wilkesboro, passed away, Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at his home. Mr. Early was born in Wake County Oct. 17, 1967, to David Marshall and Carolyn Benson Early. He was preceded in death by his sister, Kelly Early.

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Archie Glen ”8-Ball” Johnson, 79, of Wilkesboro passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at his home.

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Deamus Goulds, 97, of Millers Creek passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at Wilkes Assisted Living.

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Shelia Mash Griffin, 70, of North Wilkesboro, passed away, Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Griffin was born Nov. 11, 1951, in Wilkes County, to Lloyd Louis and Betty Gentle Mash. Things she loved were laughing, watching the Waltons, spending time with…

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Sandra Kay Williams Shew, 60, of North Wilkesboro, died Sunday, July 17, 2022. She was born Oct. 8, 1961, in Wilkes County to Burley Williams and Nancy Loree Johnson Williams Byrd. The family will conduct a private service at a later date. Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.

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Henry Neel Souther, 91, of North Wilkesboro, passed away, Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehab Center. Mr. Souther was born, Dec. 1, 1930, in Wilkes County, to William Wesley and Pantha Anderson Souther. He was a member of Baptist Home Baptist Church, a charter member …

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Eleanor Mae Snow Hodge, 84, of Wilkesboro passed away Thursday July 21, 2022, at Hugh Chatham Hospital.

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Master Carson Cody Gilbert, infant son, of Austin Gilbert and Emma Brown of Purlear passed away, Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Wilkes Medical Center. Master Gilbert was born July 14, 2022, in Surry County. He was preceded in death by his great-great-grandfathe…

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Marvin Dean Cody, 71, passed away Monday, July 25, 2022, at his home. Mr. Cody was born Feb. 21, 1951, in Davidson County, to Melvin Alfred and Martha Ballard Cody. He was of the Baptist faith, loved old tractors, gardening, Ray Stevens Comedy and watching Gun Smoke with Bailey and Bandit. H…

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Dora Jane Shepherd, 86, died Sunday, July 24, 2022, at her home. Mrs. Shepherd was born Sept. 3, 1935, in Wilkes County to Robert Clay and Blanche Kyle Jennings. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Old Fashion Baptist Church Cemetery. Online condolences ma…

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Carrie Royal Sebastian, 78, of Roaring River, passed away, Monday, July 25, 2022, at Wilkes Health and Rehab. She was born, September 29, 1943, in Wilkes County, to Weldon and Hattie Shephard Royal. She was a member of Cranberry Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were her parents; spouse…

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Dollie “Genevieve” Greene Pilkington, age 89, passed away peacefully and went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 23, 2022.

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Jay Edwin Patterson, 75, of North Wilkesboro, died Friday, July 22, 2022, at his home.

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Ricky Lee Anderson, 59, of Wilkesboro, passed away, Saturday, July 23, 2022. Mr. Anderson was born Sept. 1, 1962, in Wilkes County, to Roy Lee Anderson Sr. and Margorie Geneva Anderson. He was preceded in death by his father; brother, Brian Keith Anderson; sisters, Donna Sue Anderson, Tammy …

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Oscar “Jack” Taylor, 96, of Millers Creek, passed away, Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Wilkes Health and Rehab Center. Mr. Taylor was born Dec. 4, 1925, in Ashe County to Viola Roten. He was preceded in death by his mother; his wife, Edra Gaye Dancy Taylor; and his son, Jerry Taylor. He loved g…

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Jerry William Caudill, 87, of Hays, passed away, Friday, July 22, 2022, at his home. Mr. Caudill was born in Wilkes County, North Carolina, April 30, 1935, to Claude and Essie Harold Caudill. He was a member of Round Mountain Baptist Church. He was preceded death by his parents; his wife, Vi…

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Charlie Wilson Owens, 81, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Atrium Health-Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center. Mr. Owens was born Sept. 8, 1940, in Wilkes County to Woodrow Wilson and Cena Jane Blevins Owens. Charlie was a member of Second Street Baptist Chu…