Recent Deaths

Deborah Lynn Chapman Adams, 70, of Millers Creek, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, at her home. She was born Oct. 17, 1951, in Alexander County to Solon Grady and Alta Mae Curly Chapman. No service will be held. Online condolences may be made to www.millerfuneralservice.com.

Carter Andrew Chu, 16, of State Road passed away Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Carter was born July 1, 2005, in Wake County to Dr. Lam S. Chu and Cynthia Sebastian Chu.

Raymond Abraham Petty, 91, of Sharon Hill, Penn., died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, peaceably at his home. He was the eighth child of Tyra Abraham and Lillian Harris Petty, born on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1929, in Roaring River.

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William Loyd “Wild Bill” Miller, 57, of Millers Creek, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 at his home. Funeral arrangements, to be handled by Miller Funeral Service, are incomplete.

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Michael Lane Bare, Sr., 57, of Roswell, Ga., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021.

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Clarence “Lee” Shew Jr, 74, passed away, peacefully, on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Lee was born in Wilkes County to Clarence and Nannie Shew, on Jan. 29,

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Joanna Renea Perry, 34, of Wilkesboro, passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, at her home. Funeral arrangements, to be handled by Miller Funeral Service, are incomplete.

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Billy Ray Stanley, 61, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at his residence.

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Phyllis Diane Wagoner Royal, 62, of McGrady, passed away Friday, October 22, 2021 at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical in Winston Salem.

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Enola McGlamery Parsons, of Bermuda Village in Advance formerly from North Wilkesboro, crossed over from death to eternal life at Baptist Hospital surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, October 23, 2021. Enola was born to Ted McGlamery and Ellen Roberts McGlamery of Purlear, N.C. on No…

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Lester Bruce Clonch was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather during his incredible 94 years of life. He passed away peacefully on Oct. 24, 2021.

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Dean Kelly Nielsen, 74, of Moravian Falls passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Atrium Health-Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.

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Dora Imogene Saltz Langley, 87, of Hendersonville passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, at the Life Care Center of Hendersonville.

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Helen Davis Shew Turner, 77, of Wilkesboro passed away Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

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Katye LeAnn Church, 35, of Wilkesboro, passed away Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.

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Barbara Elaine Arrington Eller, 73, of North Wilkesboro, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at the Villages of Wilkes. Eller was born on Oct. 28, 1947, in Haywood County to Carmen Way Arrington and Ruby Inez Conner Arrington. The funeral was at 3 p.m. Sunday at Purlear Baptist Church. Burial was …

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Mitchell Dwayne Foster of Roaring River died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at Atruim Health Wake Forest Baptist Wilkes Medical Center. Foster was born June 6, 1969, in Wilkes County to Charlie Jones Foster and Wanda Alexander Foster. A graveside service was Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church in…

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Grover Cleveland Marley, 78, of Ferguson, passed away on Oct. 23, 2021, at his home. He was born July 19,1943 in Caldwell County to the late Woodrow Wilson and Elizabeth Hamby Marley. Mr. Marley attended Arbor Grove Baptist Church, and he loved his little church. Always prepared with a pleth…

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Anzie Elizabeth Ballard Pruitt, 97, of Wilkesboro, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at Accordius at Wilkesboro. Mrs. Pruitt was born Sept. 13, 1924, in Wilkes County to Robert Luther and Nancy June Combs Ballard. Anzie enjoyed cooking, going for rides on the Blue Ridge Parkway with her hu…

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Agnes Amanda Rash Eller, 95, of North Wilkesboro, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at Atrium Health-Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center. She was born Aug. 1, 1926, in Wilkes County to William and Della Higgins Rash. No service will be held. Online condolences may be made to www.millerfune…

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Shirley Sue Holland, 83, of Wilkesboro, passed away Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at Westwood Hills Nursing & Rehab Center. Mrs. Holland was born Jan. 31, 1938, in Ashe County to Royall and Celia Love Holland. Ms. Holland was a member of Bible Way Baptist Church. She enjoyed crafts, painting ce…

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Wanda Mae Blevins Garcia, 71, of Wilkesboro passed away Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at her home.

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Timothy Cole Rutherford, 50, of McGrady, passed away Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center.

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Coleen Triplett Bush, 84, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, in Hickory.

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Keith Hendren, 64, of Wilkesboro, passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at his home.

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Jeffries Ray Ayers, 76, known as Jeff, was born in Rockingham County on June 5, 1945, to the late Jeffries Lee Ayers and late Stella Reed Ayers Livengood. His wife, Bonnie, and daughter, Sarah, were with him when he passed peacefully and with dignity, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House ea…

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Norina Phillips Hood, 84, of Moravian Falls, passed away Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at her home. Norina was born Sept. 29, 1937, in Wilkes County to Clarence and Beatrice Walsh Phillips. Mrs. Hood was always willing to take anyone in and make sure they had a place to stay and a full belly. She w…

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Angel Erik Hicks, infant son of Amber Dawn Tucker and Adrian Hicks, passed away Oct. 16, 2021, at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center.

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Rev. Richard Davie Cardwell, 74, of North Wilkesboro passed away Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center.

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April Dawn Wyatt Johnson, 41, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. She was born April 3, 1980, in Wilkes County to Kenneth Dean and Patty Madgeline Royal Wyatt. April was a member of White Plains Baptist Church. She loved spending…

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Anzie Elizabeth Pruitt, 97, of Wilkesboro, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at Accordius at Wilkesboro. Funeral arrangements, to be handled by Miller Funeral Service, are incomplete.

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Linda Mae Mathis Rhoades, 72, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin. She was born Dec. 16, 1948, in Wilkes County to Devon and Geneva Brown Mathis. Mrs. Rhoades enjoyed flowers, gardening and most of all her grandchildren. She was …

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Anne Graham Miller was born Nov. 21, 1923, in Jasper, Tenn., the daughter of the late Margaret Cobb and James Eddie Graham. She passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.

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Wilma Rose Elledge Foster, 88, of Wilkesboro, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at her home.

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Janet Brady Pope, 77, of Jefferson finished her race and heard “Well done thy good and faithful servant. Welcome Home!” on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

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Teddie Sue Lewis peacefully passed away to her eternal home to her heavenly father and beloved husband, Donald Lewis.

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Samuel (Harold) Church, 68, of Wilkesboro, passed away Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at his home.

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Virginia Ford Markle, 97, of Wilkesboro passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at her home.

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Lila Anne Messick Mourie, 83, of Ashtabula, Ohio, previously of Wilkes County passed away Sunday Oct. 10, 2021, at Ashtabula County Memorial Center in Ashtabula. She was born Aug. 31, 1938, in Wilkes County to the late Renn and Rachel Eller Messick. Mrs. Mourie was a member at Mount Pleasant…

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Maudie Irene Blevins, 76, of Wilkesboro, passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Accordius at Wilkesboro. Miss Blevins was born June 4, 1945, in Wilkes County to Linnie Green and Dellie Aretta Blevins. Maudie was a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents …

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Mildred Tate Finley Brooks, 100, widow of Leonard Lawrence Brooks Sr., died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, peacefully at her home.

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Geraldine Shell Lane, 75, of Hudson passed away Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at her residence. She was born Dec. 9, 1945, in Wilkes County to the late Aaron E. and Frances White Shell. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Robert Lee Lane Jr.; one son, K…

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Tammy Diane Church, 58, of Millers Creek, passed away Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. She was born Sept. 15, 1963, in Wilkes County to Eugene and Kay Miller Sheets. Mrs. Church was a member of East Side Baptist Church and employed with Lowe’s …

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Teresa Anderson Hatmaker, 59, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at Atrium Health-Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center. She was born Sept. 11, 1962, in Wilkes County to Jerry David and Carolyn Seagraves Anderson. Ms. Hatmaker was baptized at Fishing Creek Baptist Ch…

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Joyce Edna Miles Joines of North Wilkesboro died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. Joyce was born on Dec. 14, 1933, to Robert Peerless and Sina Brown Miles. A graveside service will be held Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Mountlawn Cemetery in North Wilkesboro. Condolences may be sent to www.adams…

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Richard Ray Speaks, 81, passed away on Oct. 11, 2021 after an extended illness. Richard was born at home on Oct. 16, 1939, the second youngest of eight siblings, to Robert and Susie Speaks of West Jefferson. He graduated from Beaver Creek High School in 1957. Following high school, Richard w…

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Mildred Hamby Grose, 97, of Ferguson, passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at Atrium Health-Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center. She was born May 23, 1924, in Wilkes County to Grover Cleveland and Runi Barnette Hamby. Mrs. Grose was a member of Lewis Fork Baptist Church. She enjoyed gar…

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Kenneth M. Carpenter, 93, of Fairburn, Ga., went to be with the Lord Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021.

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Charles James Lovette Sr., 77, of Ronda passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital.

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Grady Chad Franklin, 46, of Boomer passed away on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Wilkes Medical Center.