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Nicholas H. Claudy

Nicholas H. Claudy, age 67, of Washington, D.C., died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010. He was born to the late Janet E. Smith and Carl H. Claudy Jr. on July 21, 1943. He was a seventh generation Washingtonian and graduated from Western High School in 1961 and then Brown University in 1965. He then received a master of arts degree in Greek in 1970 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Nick was an instructor in the classics department of Wright State University in Ohio from 1969 to 1971 and then in the history department of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania in 1975. He moved back to the Washington area and worked at American Geological Institute in Arlington, Va. for 25 years until his retirement in 2004. He served as the secretary/treasurer of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt from 1999 to 2010. In addition to studying hieroglyphics, Nick enjoyed playing the banjo and guitar and listening to old-time music.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Rosemary Halsey Claudy; his loving stepchildren and a spouse, Landreth Freeman of Arlington and Elizabeth and Alex Raines of Carrboro; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Dr. Frank and Heidi Claudy of Bettendorf, Iowa and Lynn and Jeannie Claudy of Vienna, Va.; his step-grandchild, Owen Raines of Carrboro; his nieces, Maggie Claudy and Caitlin Claudy; and his nephews, Adam Claudy and Carl Claudy.

Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. at Piney Creek United Methodist Church in Piney Creek. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Washington, 3720 Upton St., N.W., Washington, DC 20016.

The Rev. Thomas Earl Wilkins

The Rev. Thomas Earl Wilkins, age 79, of Ennice, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010 at Alleghany Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Sparta. He was the son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Hattie Hawkins Wilkins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Jessie Mae Abbott, Beatrice Myers, Julia Thomas, Geneva Jones and Effie Cannon; and five brothers, Wilbert Wilkins, Robert Wilkins, Harold Wilkins, Lewis Wilkins and L.C. Wilkins.

He is survived by his wife, the Rev. Grace Cockerham Wilkins of Sparta; one sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Norris Gullick of Winston-Salem; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Mary Wilkins, the Rev. Melvin ?Rip? and Marilon Wilkins, all of Winston-Salem and Oscar and Vivian Wilkins of Spring Valley, N.Y.; one brother-in-law, Jerry Cockerham of Lakewood, Wash.; a special niece, Shirley Cockerham of Sparta; and several other nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

A graveside service was conducted Saturday, Sept. 18 at Choate Family cemetery in Ennice. Full military rites were conducted by Bruce Wayne Osborne Veterans of Foreign War Post No. 7034. The family would like to extend special thanks to Leslie Choate for all her support.
Grandview Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Master Sergeant Lawrence Lee ‘Larry’ Stanbro

Master Sergeant Lawrence Lee ?Larry? Stanbro, age 77, of Land O Lakes, Fla., died Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Erie, Pa. on April 7, 1933 to the late Leroy and Zella Stanbro. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and the U.S. Air Force during the Gulf War. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1993 after 27 years of service. He also retired from the City of Erie Fire Department as a fire fighter in 1991 after 25 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 0571 and a 32nd degree Mason. Prior to his illness, he was employed at Old Memorial Golf Club in Tamp, Fla. He enjoyed the outdoors and working with his hands. He especially enjoyed spending time at his beloved camp in Spring Creek, Pa. with his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Stanbro.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria Stanbro, whom he married in 1957; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Larry and Maria Stanbro, Charles and Lynn Stanbro and Mark Stanbro, all of Tampa; a daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly S. and Tom Barrett of Tampa; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Lucille Roehm and Virginia Adamus, both of Erie and Linda and Ron Brown of Sparta; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Leroy and Connie Stanbro and Dennis and Charlotte Stanbro, all of Erie; three grandchildren, Rachel, Nicholas and Garrett, all of Tampa; and several nieces and nephews.

Burial with military rites will be conducted Friday, Sept. 24 at Florida National cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson Foundation at www.michaelfox.or/help.cfm.

Lottie Smith Spinks

Lottie Smith Spinks, age 87, of Elyria, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010 at EMH Regional Medical Center following a long illness. She was born Sept. 24, 1922 in Elyria to the late George and Charlotte Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard ?Dick? Spinks on Nov. 14, 2009; two grandchildren; three sisters, Alice Hinderer, Mabel Smith and Grace Smith; and two brothers, George Smith and Thomas Smith. She was a member of Saint Mary Catholic Church in Elyria.

She is survived by three daughters, Jolyn Moreno of Saint Petersburg, Fla., Pam Chapman of Sparta and Barb Diederick of Elyria; three sons, Richard T. Spinks of LaGrange, David Spinks of Elyria and Dennis Spinks of High Point; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and her faithful companion, her dog, Scruffy.

Private funeral services were conducted Friday, Sept. 17.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 74924, Cleveland, Ohio 44194-4924.

Ruby York Singletary

Ruby York Singletary, age 93, of Sparta, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 at Margate Health and Rehab Center in Jefferson. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Charles and Stella Irwin York. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Singletary; two sisters, Elsie Robertson and Grace Goodman; and a brother, Edwin York.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Marian Cheek Porter and Lewis Porter of Galax, Va. and Linda Moore of Raleigh; one stepson, Herbert Singletary Jr.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Alma Richardson of Galax; and several nieces.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Sept. 19 at Grandview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Liberty cemetery in the Whitehead Community of Sparta.

Garland Willis ‘G.W.’ Roark Jr.

Garland Willis ?G.W.? Roark Jr., age 56, of Glade Valley, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010 at his residence. He was the son of the late Garland Willis Roark Sr. and Dorothy Barbour Roark. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Roark.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Reeves Roark of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Teena Lee and Scott Mabe of Laurel Springs; two stepdaughters and a spouse, Michelle and Randy Griffie of Thomasville and Geri Binion of Glade Valley; four grandchildren, Paxton Hodges, Kailey Hodges, Ethan Binion and Garret Williams; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy and Marciano Martinez of Jefferson, Darlene and George Lira of Morganton and Lisa and Antonio Gonzalez of Laurel Springs; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 18 at Grandview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Chestnut Gove cemetery in Sparta.
Memorial contributions may be made to High Country Hospice of Alleghany, P.O. Box 1287, Sparta, NC 28675. The family would like to extend special thanks to Michelle Cornett and Vickie Todd.

Winnie Lou Pugh Jones

Winnie Lou Pugh Jones, age 89, of West Jefferson, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 at Segraves Care Center in Jefferson. She was born on Sept. 12, 1921 in Ashe County to the late Geroam and Ina Brown Pugh. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Elwood Jones; and a son, Wayne Jones. She was a member of Pleasant Home Baptist Church.

She is survived by three sons, the Rev. Thomas Elwood Jones of Bassett, Va., J.C. Jones of Pennsylvania and Donny Jones of Piney Creek; a daughter, Carol Liter of Louisiana; two brothers, Lida Pugh of Jefferson and the Rev. Jack Pugh of West Jefferson; three sisters, Cora Young of Grassy Creek, Mozelle Brinegar of West Jefferson and Joanne Blackburn of Crumpler; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, Sept. 20 at Ashelawn Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Chestnut Hill Baptist Church cemetery. The Rev. Lonnie Carpenter and the Rev. Jack Pugh officiated.

Bill Greer

Bill Greer, age 77, of Galax, Va., died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010 at Golden Living Center in Galax. He was born on Aug. 28, 1933 in Grant, Va. to Charles P. and Olga Cox Greer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Pugh Greer.

He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Timothy Greer of Independence, Va. and Tony and Pam Greer of Sparta; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Vera and Kenneth Young of Troutdale, Va. and Esther Delp of Elk Creek, Va.; a brother-in-law, David Chandler of California; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel in Independence with burial in Fairview cemetery in Galax. The Rev. Sam Holder will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service.

Foster William Truitt

Foster William Truitt, age 94, of Sparta, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 at Alleghany Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Sparta. He was the son of the late Everette Cary and Myrtie Wolfe Truitt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Edwards Truitt; one brother, Parley Truitt; and four sisters, Velma Truitt, Anne Truitt Gambill, Jane Truitt Fender and Elizabeth Truitt Hurd.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Janice Truitt and Phillip and Sylvia Truitt, all of Sparta; two daughters and a son-in-law, Nancy Nichols of Sparta and Doris and Jack Handy of Ennice; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Wanda and J.T. Pardue of Sparta and Dorothy Miller of Stow, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 15 at Grandview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Zion Primitive Baptist Church cemetery in Sparta.

Charlie Edward Hunt

Charlie Edward Hunt, age 61, of Darlington, S.C. and formerly of Alleghany County, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. He was born in Buchanan County, Va. to the late Herman Raleigh and Mildred Horn Hunt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann Lambert Hunt. He served

his country in the United States Army. He was the owner of Charlie Hunt's Garage for over 25 years. He was a member of the Darlington Country Club, where he enjoyed playing golf. He was an avid fan of NASCAR racing.

He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Brian Tadlock and Tina and Jeff Hester, all of Darlington; two stepdaughters and spouses, Lindy and David Clup of Blythewood, S.C. and Melissa and Michael Buck of Darlington; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Roy and Nancy Hunt of Sparta, Ernie and Sue Hunt of Berea, Ky. and Bobby Hunt of Seaford, Del.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Charlie Royal of Ennice and Sandy and Dennis Murphy of Berea; four grandchildren, Bethany, Anna Morgan, Tad and Marshall; and his dog, Sidney.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Sept. 5 at Temple Free Will Baptist Church. Military rites and burial were conducted at Grove Hill cemetery.


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