Bobby Joe Gambill, age 62, of Sparta, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
Bobby Joe was a farmer all his life. He was the happiest out working on his farm, checking cows, cutting corn, or just “gooming.” He loved his family most and dearly, but he also loved people and was always doing something for someone else.
He is survived by his wife, Susie Gambill of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Greg and Jill Gambill and Bradford Gambill, all of Sparta; one daughter, Kristen Gambill of Wilmington; two grandchildren, Hope Gambill and Zoe Gambill; his parents, R.L. and Ethel Gambill of Sparta; his mother-in-law, Kathryn Joines of Sparta; and numerous friends.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 5 at First Baptist Church in Sparta with burial in Elk Creek cemetery in Sparta.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 668, Sparta, NC 28675, Grace Community Church, P.O. Box 1954, Sparta, NC 28675, Shiloh United Methodist Church, c/o Walter Lee Hampton, 1173 U.S. Hwy 221, Sparta, NC 28675 or to the Alleghany County Education Foundation Inc., Bobby Joe Gambill Scholarship Fund, c/o Rita Woodruff, P.O. Box 33, Sparta, NC 28675.
Grandview Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
David Estel Dancy, age 71, formerly of Alleghany County, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. He was born Sept. 26, 1940 to the late Willie Odell Dancy and Retha Mae Greene Dancy.
David worked for Far East Nissan for 22 years, Hickory Auto Exchange for three years and Armstrong Buick for five years. He worked as an announcer and in sales for WHKY Radio, WSPF in Granite Falls and WSOC in Charlotte, as a cameraman in the early years. He enjoyed golf and gardening and was a U.S. Army veteran. David was a loving husband, father and grandfather and was very active and committed to his church. He was a Bishop in the Latter Day Saints (LDS) church for five years.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Linda Ann Ball Dancy of the home; four daughters and a son-in-law, Lisa D. and Jeffrey Blalock of Valdese, Cherie Dawn Dancy of Hickory, Andrea Leigh Dancy of Newton and Brooke Dancy Starnes of Taylorsville; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Mark Kevin and Kellie Dancy, Chad Edward Dancy, all of Hickory, Brad Philip and Renee Dancy of Conover and Michael David and Marissa Dancy of Winston-Salem; a brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Ginger Dancy of Forest City; and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, Oct. 3 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Hickory with burial in LDS cemetery in Wilkes County. Bishop Mike Woods officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Mission Fund, Hwy 127, Hickory, NC 28601.
Mildred Darnell Bowlin, age 67, of Laurel Springs, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 at Ashe Memorial Hospital in Jefferson. She was born in Ashe County July 13, 1944 to the late Ardle and Cordie Woodie Darnell.
She is survived by her husband, George Bowlin of Laurel Springs; a son, D.J. Bowlin of Laurel Springs; three sisters, Joyce Pruitt, Peggy Hart, both of Laurel Springs and Linda Barker of Jefferson; five brothers, Bill Darnell, Gary Darnell, Rocky Darnell, Roger Darnell, all of Wilkesboro and J.D. Darnell of West Jefferson; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel in West Jefferson with burial in Peak Creek cemetery in Laurel Springs. The Rev. Lonnie Pruitt and the Rev. Ed Hall officiated.
Joanne Folk Warnke, age 75, of Sparta, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 at Alleghany Care and Rehabilitation Center in Sparta. She was born in Cambria County, Pa. Nov. 15, 1935 to the late Harvey and Etta Wertz Folk. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers.
She is survived by her husband, Anthony “Tony” Warnke Sr. of the home; one son, Anthony Warnke Jr. of Wilmington; one granddaughter, Kayla Warnke of Sanford, Fla.; eight special friends, Joe and Sandy Cochran, Donnie and Angel Cochran, Sandy and Jessica Sheffy, all of Sparta, Marlene Field and Connie Glunt, both of Altoona, Pa.; and a host of other family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Grandview Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Dany P. Smith, age 68, of Glade Valley, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at her residence. She was born, Jan. 31, 1943 in France to the late Hubert and Alberta Pommier. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert K. Smith; and one brother, Christian Pommier.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher J. and Hope Rea of Stanleytown, Va. and Joel L. and Donna Rea of Sparta; six grandchildren, Johnathan Rea, Mitchell Rea, Marshall Rea, Nicholas Rea, Nathaniel Rea and Alexander Rea; one sister of France; special friend, Christa Bennett of Sparta; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life graveside service was conducted Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Crab Creek cemetery in Ennice.
Memorial contributions may be made to High Country Hospice of Alleghany, P.O. Box 1287, Sparta, NC 28675.
Grandview Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Johnny W. “Bruce” Newsome, age 78, of King, died unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. He was born Nov. 18, 1932. Being orphaned at an early age, he was raised in King by Roy and Sis McGee. He served as a ranger in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company. He served on the board of directors of the King Volunteer Fire Department, where he faithfully volunteered for 32 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in King.
He coached little league baseball and was instrumental in sanctioning the first King Little League serving on that board as well. Bruce was a member of the Triad Sportsman’s Club. He loved the outdoors and was an avid deer hunter. He really enjoyed spending time in his shop repairing anything and everything he could to help his neighbors and friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy Kiger Newsome; and two brothers, Robert Newsome and Jimmie Newsome.
He is survived by his wife, Vena Miles Newsome; two sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Kim Newsome and David and Yvonne Newsome; a stepdaughter and spouse, Winkie and David Clifton of Sparta; a stepson and spouse, Gerald and Sharon Leftwich of Sparta; his beloved grandchildren and a spouse, Jordan and Candee Newsome, Justin Newsome, Keri Goss and Cole Newsome; his step-grandchildren and a spouse, Eric and Wendy Clifton, Marshall Clifton, Travis Leftwich and Kodia Leftwich; three step-great-grandchildren, Jackson Clifton, Ansley Clifton and Elsie Clifton; and one sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Gilbert Angel.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Sept. 25 at First Baptist Church in King with burial in King Memorial Park. The Rev. Ken Evans officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to King Fire Fighters Auxiliary, 302 W. King St., King, NC 27021 or to the Solid Rock Food Closet in Sparta, P.O. Box 1166, Sparta, NC 28675.
Edith Reeves Moxley, age 80, formerly of Sparta, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011. She was born Jan. 11, 1931 in Sparta to the late Willard and Captola Maines Reeves. She was a member of Brush Creek Baptist Church in Independence, Va.
She is survived by her husband, Robert D. Moxley of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Mark Walker of Richmond, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Patsy Moxley of Independence; three grandchildren and spouses, Matthew and Emily Walker of Arlington, Va., William and Linnea Walker of Rockville, Md. and Stewart Walker of Richmond; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Irene Carpenter, Sylvia and Leo Stamper and Frances Reeves, all of Independence; and two nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel in Independence with burial in Shiloh cemetery near Sparta.
Memorial contributions may be made to Twin County Hospice, P.O. Box 106, Galax, VA 24333.
Bobby Lee Money II, age 34, of Yadkinville and formerly of Alleghany County, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. He was born Aug. 10, 1977 in Wilkes County.
He is survived by his wife, Amanda Taylor Money of the home; one son, Caleb Lee Money, age 11, of the home; one daughter, Carley Ann Money, age 3, of the home; his mother, Paula Edwards Money of East Bend and formerly of Alleghany County; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Amie Brown of Advance and Mitzi and Joe Sharron of Eden; one brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Erin Shepherd of Odessa, Del.; two aunts and uncles, Pam and Doug Hoke of Ennice and Patty and Mike Tidwell of Maryville, Tenn.; two uncles and an aunt, Phil and Beverly Edwards of Ennice and Billy Money of Elkin; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will receive friends Thursday, Sept. 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville. Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. at Gentry Family Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Phil Edwards officiating and burial will be held in New Covenant Church cemetery in Ennice. A meal will be served following the burial services.
Sally May Meachum, age 63, of Sparta, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. She was born June 7, 1948 in Greensboro to the late Matthew and Rachael Whitley May. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Mark McCollum; and one sister, Jean May Hodge.
She is survived by one daughter, Tracy Conway and fiancé, Robert M. Andrews of Glade Valley; one granddaughter, Cierra Conway of Hickory; one stepson and spouse, John and Mindy Meachum of Texas; two step-granddaughters; one step-grandson; her beloved friends, who were like her own children, Becky, Larry and Sarah Willard of Sparta and Kathy and Ricky Minor of Glade Valley; her beloved friends, who were like brother and sisters, Bobby and Pat Holloway of Glade Valley and Kay James of Ennice; and a very special lady that she loved like a mother, Annie Reed Andrews; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Grandview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Sparta cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.
Laura Mae Key Davis, age 83, of Hays and formerly of Alleghany County, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 at Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born June 29, 1928 in Alleghany County to Charles and Dona Wyatt Key. She was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Reba and Larry Mankins of King; six sons and three daughters-in-law, Bennie Harold and Sandy McMillan of Burlington, Ronnie and Kathy McMillan of North Wilkesboro, Billy Davis and friend, June of Boonville, Roger and Sharon Davis, Larry Davis and Gary Davis, all of Hays; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel in North Wilkesboro with burial in Maple Grove Baptist Church cemetery. The Rev. Vincent Adams, the Rev. Tim Pruitt and the Rev. Mike Smith officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to Maple Grove Baptist Church, c/o Kathy Hincher, 3768 Elledge Mill Road, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.