Cora Sue Bottomley Brown, 86, of Wilkesboro and formerly of Glade Valley passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Medical Center in North Wilkesboro.

She was born Sept. 30, 1933, in Alleghany County to William Cleve and Annie Bottomley Tilley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Gina Lynn Glasco and Rebecaa Testerman; a grandson, Tracy Dean Jolly; four brothers, Bill Bottomley, L.C. Bottomley, Dennis Bottomley and Blan Bottomley; and six sisters, Aberdeen White, Cecil Bottomley, Gladys Bedsaul, Zenna Todd, Lucille Holt and Lorraine Boles.

She is survived by six daughters, Judy Testerman and husband, Gary, of Bel Air, Md., Linda Glasco and husband, Dennis, of Moravian Falls, Sandra Jolly and husband, Charles, of Traphill, Audrey Brown of Independence, Va., Rebecca Jordan and husband, Tim, of Boomer and Patricia Billings and husband, Eddie, of Boomer; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Bobby Bottomley and wife, JoAnn, of Ennice, Junior Bottomley and wife, Carol Jean of Glade Valley and Ben Bottomley and wife, Gail, of Sparta; one sister, Gencie Edwards of Sparta; two sisters-in-law, Sandra Bottomley and Martha Bottomley; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services celebrating the life of Cora Sue were held Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel of Grandview Memorial Funeral Home in Sparta, with the Rev. Jim Testerman and Pastor Koty Wheeler officiating. Interment followed in Saddle Mountain Cemetery. The family received friends from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Grandview Memorial Funeral Home in Sparta is proudly serving the Brown family. Online condolences may be submitted to the family at

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