Bobby Jean Yoder, 59, of North Wilkesboro passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin. Bobby was born Feb. 4, 1960, in Tazwell County, Va.

Bobby was one of the most amazing, hardworking mothers. She never met a stranger and was the grandmother of the century. She was loved by everyone who got to know her.

Ms. Yoder was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Eugene and Idna Gladys Yates Yoder; three brothers, Timmy Yoder, Ernie Morgan and Jamie Cochran; and her first husband, Joseph Haney.

Surviving are her sons, Joey Haney and spouse, Courtney, of North Wilkesboro, Randy Dowell and spouse, Chelsea, of North Wilkesboro and Joshua Dowell and spouse, Nicole, of Ronda; a nephew, Gary Conley of Hays; her grandchildren, Preston Dowell, Dominic Haney, Kaitlyn Haney, Kierstin Dowell, Haylie Dowell, Zach Dowell, Emma Hartley, Journey Haney, Jedidiah Haney and Caston Dowell; her siblings, Connie Jo Dodson of Winston-Salem, Gerrie Hildebrand of Clemmons, Bessie Diane Hall of Wilkesboro, Robbie Yoder of Florida and Teressa Grey and Arlene Morgan, both of Tennessee; and two nieces, Shannon Campbell and Crystal Conley, among other nieces and nephews.

Celebration of life services will be held from 1 until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at Crossfire United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Steve Smith officiating.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-9956.

Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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