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Junior BengeElkin


Earl "Junior" Benge, age 94, of Elkin, NC; passed away Thursday, July 4th, 2024 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin, NC. Junior was born March 11th, 1930 in Alleghany County to the late Fred and Olivia Andrews Benge. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Shepherd Benge; a son, Carl Benge; four sisters; two brothers. Survivors include five children: Earl Benge and wife Bonnie of Jonesville, Roger Benge and wife Faith of Port Charlotte, FL, Robert...

Earl "Junior" Benge, age 94, of Elkin, NC; passed away Thursday, July 4th, 2024 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin, NC. Junior was born March 11th, 1930 in Alleghany County to the late...

Betty PooleSparta


Betty Sue Chappell Poole, age 90, of Sparta; passed way Tuesday, June 25th, 2024 at her residence.Betty Sue was born February 22nd, 1934 in Alleghany County to the late Lloyd Chappell, Sr. and Ethel Brooks Chappell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Poole; an infant grandson; a brother, Lloyd Chappell, Jr.; a son-in-law, Brady Proffit.Betty Sue was co-owner/operator of Sparta Restaurant with her sister-in-law, Lucy Poole Royall for 30 years....

Betty Sue Chappell Poole, age 90, of Sparta; passed way Tuesday, June 25th, 2024 at her residence.Betty Sue was born February 22nd, 1934 in Alleghany County to the late Lloyd Chappell, Sr. and...

Carlos BareSparta


Carlos Eugene Bare, age 60, of Sparta, NC; passed away Friday, June 21st, 2024 at his residence.Carlos was born November 9th, 1963 in Richland County, SC to the late Franklin Eugene Bare and Margie Pennington Wagoner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Willie Wagoner.Survivors include a son, Brandon Bare of FL; a brother Marcus Pennington of McGrady; a sister, Patty Howard and husband William of Wilkesboro; two nieces: Sara Pennington and Brittney Bell; a...

Carlos Eugene Bare, age 60, of Sparta, NC; passed away Friday, June 21st, 2024 at his residence.Carlos was born November 9th, 1963 in Richland County, SC to the late Franklin Eugene Bare and...

James SobotkaGlade Valley


James "Jim" Robert Sobotka, age 82 of Glade Valley, NC; passed away Tuesday, June 18th, 2024 at Trinity Village in Hickory, NC. Jim was born August 5th, 1941 in Ringold County, IA to the late Robert Milton and Shirley Irene Loudon Sobotka. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Wanda Lee Lyddon Sturm Sobotka; a daughter, Sheila Rae Silver; a sister, Sharon Sue Overholser. Jim was a graduate of Diagonal Iowa High School. He lived throughout his life in Diagonal,...

James "Jim" Robert Sobotka, age 82 of Glade Valley, NC; passed away Tuesday, June 18th, 2024 at Trinity Village in Hickory, NC. Jim was born August 5th, 1941 in Ringold County, IA to the late...

Alex SmithSparta


Alex Nathaniel Smith, age 30, of Sparta; passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 17th, 2024 at his residence. Alex was born September 26th, 1993 in Somerset, KY to Bryan Smith and Alisa Smith. He is survived by his mother, Alisa Smith; his father, Bryan Smith; two brothers: Tristin Smith and Garrett Smith; niece, Anika Smith; grandparents, an aunt, uncles, and cousins also survive. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Thomas...

Alex Nathaniel Smith, age 30, of Sparta; passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 17th, 2024 at his residence. Alex was born September 26th, 1993 in Somerset, KY to Bryan Smith and Alisa Smith. ...

Virginia ReynoldsGalax


***COURTESY OBITUARY***Virginia Jewell Melton Reynolds age 92 of Galax VA passed away Tuesday June 11, 2024. She was bornAugust 30, 1931, in Carroll Co VA the daughter of the late Benjamin H Melton & Elsie Allen Melton Clark,she was preceded in death by her husband George Reynolds, several siblings, a son Jeff Reynolds, a son-in-law Jerry Bobbitt & a great grandson Carson Street.From the time she entered this world as thesurviving twin, at a pound and...

***COURTESY OBITUARY***Virginia Jewell Melton Reynolds age 92 of Galax VA passed away Tuesday June 11, 2024. She was bornAugust 30, 1931, in Carroll Co VA the daughter of the late...

Barbara LittleSparta


Barbara Lee Spurlin Little, age 76, of Sparta, NC; passed away Sunday, June 9th, 2024 at her residence.Barbara was born April 30th, 1948 in Harford County, Maryland to the late Thomas Gwin and Alice Barbara Long Spurlin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters: infant Michelle Little, Tammy Eisner; two granddaughters: Amber Rinker, Stacey Little; a grandson, Brandon Anderson; two brothers: Tommy Spurlin, Fred Spurlin; two sisters: Lori Musick, Debbie...

Barbara Lee Spurlin Little, age 76, of Sparta, NC; passed away Sunday, June 9th, 2024 at her residence.Barbara was born April 30th, 1948 in Harford County, Maryland to the late Thomas Gwin and...

JM TuckerLaurel Springs


JM Tucker, age 92, of Laurel Springs, NC; passed away Thursday, June 6th, 2024 at his home.JM was born May 3rd, 1932 in Ashe County, NC to the late John M. and Virgil Fender Tucker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James Michael Tucker; two brothers: Howard Tucker and Franklin Tucker; a sister, Mary Rose.Anyone who knew JM, knew that he was a hard worker. He was the Owner/Operator of JM Tucker Lime and Fertilize, and a cattle farmer for all his life. He was...

JM Tucker, age 92, of Laurel Springs, NC; passed away Thursday, June 6th, 2024 at his home.JM was born May 3rd, 1932 in Ashe County, NC to the late John M. and Virgil Fender Tucker. In addition...

Page HollowaySparta


Page G. Holloway, age 92, of Sparta; passed away Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 at his residence.Page was born March 21st, 1932 at home in the Pine Swamp Community of Alleghany County to the late Clive and Margie Brooks Holloway.In keeping with Page's wishes, he is to be cremated and no formal services will be held.Thomas Family Funeral Service is honored to be serving the Holloway Family. If you wish, online tributes may be extended to the family at www.thomasfamilyfs.com.

Page G. Holloway, age 92, of Sparta; passed away Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 at his residence.Page was born March 21st, 1932 at home in the Pine Swamp Community of Alleghany County to the late Clive...

George LoweGalax


George Leonard Lowe, age 74, of 1574 Cardinal Road, Galax, VA; passed away Friday, May 24th, 2024 at his residence.George was born November 1st, 1949 in Richlands, VA to the late Scott and Florence Lockhart Lowe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Andrew Lowe; a sister, Brenda Young.Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Linda Meadows Lowe; two sons: Brian Lowe of Galax, Eli Lowe and wife Kristy of Galax; seven grandchildren: Jordan Hixon, Mia...

George Leonard Lowe, age 74, of 1574 Cardinal Road, Galax, VA; passed away Friday, May 24th, 2024 at his residence.George was born November 1st, 1949 in Richlands, VA to the late Scott and...

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