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James Lewis Wagoner Sr.

James Lewis Wagoner Sr., age 87, of Kitty Hawk and formerly of Sparta, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Sparta to the late Oscar and Nannie Gambill Wagoner. He had a 39-year law enforcement career with the N.C. Highway Patrol, retiring in 1984 as a ALE District I supervisor. He also served his country in World War II as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Hand Wagoner of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, James L. Wagoner Jr. and Sarah Heath Wagoner of Kitty Hawk; a grandson, James Health Wagoner of New York, N.Y., and two half-brothers, Charles Wagoner and Larry Wagoner, both of Staunton, Va.

A memorial service will be conducted June 16 at 11 a.m. at Gatesville Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Asbill officiating. A graveside service will be held in Sparta in July.
Condolences may be made to the family online at www.twifordfh.com.

Emma Lee Rector

Emma Lee Rector, age 75, of Ennice, died Saturday, June 2, 2012 at her residence. She was born Dec. 17, 1936 to the late Bert and Ella Bedsaul Edwards. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene Edwards and Joe Edwards; and three sisters, Irene Wooten, Shirley Wooten and Virginia Sexton.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Thomas E. Rector of the home; a son, Thomas M. Rector of Ennice; two daughters, Susan M. Rector of the home and Jo Anne Lovill of Mount Airy; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl Dean and Reggie Edwards and Roger and Mary Edwards, all of Ennice; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathleen and the Rev. Everette Shaw of Glade Valley and Venaree and Bob Sparks and Barbara and Dr. Julian Givens, all of Sparta; two brothers-in-law, Floyd Sexton of Twin Oaks and Mack Wooten of Ennice; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted June 6 at 2 p.m. at Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Sparta with burial in the church cemetery.
Grandview Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Lou Ellen Taylor Lambert

Betty Lou Ellen Taylor Lambert, age 68, of West Jefferson, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Ashe Memorial Hospital. She was born in Ashe County Dec. 5, 1943 to the late Robert Blaine and Bessie Cleo Billings Taylor. She was a member of Pleasant Home Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Ann Taylor.

She is survived by a son, David Lambert of Boone; a daughter and son-in-law, Susie and David Hoosier of West Jefferson; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Robert Clay Taylor of Bristol, Va., Herbert Ray and Jane Taylor of Dallas, N.C. and Larry Payton and Ruby Taylor of Sparta; a granddaughter, Heather Hoosier; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted June 1 at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel in West Jefferson with burial in Pleasant Home Baptist Church cemetery. The Rev. Tommy McClure officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ashe County Cancer Fund, c/o Renea Adams, 372 Oscar Day Road, Jefferson, NC 28640.

Ralph Osborne ‘Redbird’ Jones Jr.

Ralph Osborne “Redbird” Jones Jr., age 59, died June 1, 2012.

He is survived by a sister, Deborah Sweat-Cook of Clemmons; a brother, William R. Jones of Winston-Salem; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted June 7 at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home in Winston-Salem from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. at Crouse cemetery in Sparta with the Rev. Mark Jones officiating.

Maggie Miller Joines

Maggie Miller Joines, age 94, of Rock Hill, S.C. and formerly of Sparta, died Saturday, June 2, 2012 at her residence. She was born on Oct. 17, 1917 in Wilkes County to the late Roy and Vera Miller. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kern Oder Joines.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Robert Smith of Rock Hill; a granddaughter and spouse, Kathy and Travis Ragsdale of Florence, S.C.; two grandsons, Dave Smith and Mike Smith, both of Rock Hill; a great-granddaughter, Melissa Smith of Charlotte; and a half-brother, Kenneth Miller of Wilkes County.

Graveside services were conducted June 5 at Sparta cemetery.
Grandview Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Warren Spencer Gurdineer III

Warren Spencer Gurdineer III, age 72, of Kannapolis and formerly of Laurel Springs, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Universal Healthcare. He was born July 22, 1939 in New York to the late Warren Spencer Gurdineer II and the late Corinne Frances Worden Gurdineer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Gurdineer. He was a veteran in the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Denise and Cecil Riddle of Kannapolis and Brenda Hatfield of Concord; three grandchildren, Nathan Riddle, Kylie Riddle and Ashley Hatfield; and three siblings, Arthur Gurdineer of New York, Corilee Mauldin of Charlotte and Wanda Belcher of Sylva.

There are no services planned.
Condolences to the family may be made online at www.hartsellfh.com.

Bonnie M. Darmafall

Bonnie M. Darmafall, (nee Long), died May 28, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul “The Baltimore Glass Man” Darmafall.

She is survived by her children, Paul T. Darmafall Sr. and Milinda Dawn Jensen, both of Capon Bridge, W.Va. and Jody L. Ressin; two sisters, Shirley Hall of Laurel Springs and Libby Brunner of Honolulu, Hawaii; four grandchildren, Paul T. Darmafall Jr., Andrea Wilson, Lindsey Ressin and Cori Ressin; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, 333 ½ Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003-1148.

Alton Ray Anderson

Alton Ray Anderson, age 74, of Traphill, died Friday, June 1, 2012 at his home. He was born in McDowell County, W.Va. on Oct. 12, 1937 to the late Guy Robert and Edna Gertrude Grimes Anderson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Grayson Anderson. He was a member of Liberty Grove Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Johnson Anderson of the home; one daughter, Barbie Anderson and Eddie Bowen of Traphill; one son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Debbie Anderson of Traphill; one sister and brother-in-law, Anna and Buford Wyatt of North Wilkesboro; one brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Janice Anderson of North Wilkesboro; two grandchildren and a spouse, Scott and Jenny Anderson and Jessica Anderson and fiancée, Joel Hendren; three great-grandchildren, Ashleigh Anderson, Owen Anderson and Brooke Johnson; two sisters-in-law, Cora Combs of North Wilkesboro and Shelby Dunton of Greensboro; and two brothers-in-law and spouses, R.C. Johnson Jr. and Etta Mae Johnson of North Wilkesboro and Luther and Rosalee Marlow of Sparta.

Funeral services were conducted June 3 at Liberty Grove Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. David Sparks and the Rev. Bobby Trott officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 688 North Bridge Street, Elkin, NC 28621 or to Liberty Grove Baptist Church, 5899 River Road-Liberty Grove Road, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.

Mary Carolyn Allen

Mary Carolyn Allen, age 63, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at her home. She was born in Ashe County Jan. 7, 1949 to Francis Clifton “Cliff” and Ruby Craven Allen.

She is survived by her parents, Cliff and Ruby Allen of Jefferson; a brother, James Clifton Allen of Jefferson; a niece, Korissa Marie Allen of Sarasota, Fla.; a nephew and spouse, Cameron James and Ashley Allen of Laurel Springs; and a great-niece, Rylee Allen.

Funeral services were conducted June 2 at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel in West Jefferson with burial in Roan Creek cemetery. The Rev. Lonnie Pruitt officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to High Country Healthcare Hospice, P.O. Box 421, Jefferson, NC 28640.

Romie Wagoner

Romie Wagoner, age 92, of Laurel Springs, died Thursday, May 24, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Wilkes County on May 16, 1920 to the late William Ellis and Mertie Wagoner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Clarice Wyatt Wagoner; one daughter, Wanda Dixon; and six brothers, Cicero Wagoner, Howard Royall, Hobert Royall, R.C. Royall, Chal Ellis and Claude Ellis.

He is survived by one son, James Romie Wagoner of the home; three grandchildren and spouses, Angela and Marty Key, who were also his special caregivers, Greg and Belinda Pruitt of Cox’s Chapel, Va. and Doug and Teresa Pruitt of King; six great-grandchildren, Meagan Key of Big Sky, Mont., Austin Key of Laurel Springs, Corey Pruitt and Dustin Pruitt, both of King, Ashley Pruitt and Brittany Pruitt, both of Cox’s Chapel; three sisters, Gertha Brown, Marie Gaultney and Ruth Burton, all of Salisbury; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted May 27 at Grandview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Cranberry cemetery in Laurel Springs. Full military rites were conducted by the Bruce Wayne Osborne Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7034.
Memorial contributions may be made to High County Hospice of Alleghany, P.O. Box 1287, Sparta, NC 28675.


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