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Obituaries

  • Evelyn Stoneman Beamer, 92

    GALAX -- Evelyn Stoneman Beamer, 92, of Galax, died Aug. 5, 2011 at Golden Living/Blue Ridge Nursing Home in Galax.
    She was born Nov. 13, 1918 in Galax to the late Grover and Ella Moore Stoneman.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Ballard Beamer.
    She is survived by several her sisters-in-law, Geraldine Beamer of Galax and Mary Beamer of Oregon; and several nieces and nephews.

  • Roy Edward Lowe, 84

    SPARTA, N.C.-- Roy Edward Lowe, 84, of Sparta, died  July 31, 2011 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. 

    He was born Feb. 17, 1927 in Alleghany County, N.C., to the late Vina Lowe White. 

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Reid Nichols Lowe.

    He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

    His funeral was held Aug. 2, 2011 at the Grandview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Sparta, with burial in the Sparta Cemetery.

  • Katherine (Kate) Lindsay Dickens

    GALAX – Katherine (Kate) Lindsay Dickens of Galax, died Aug. 1, 2011.

    She was born in 1920 in Almond, N.C., to the late John and Frances Lindsay.

    She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Jerry Stoneman of Galax and Sandra and Don Fields of Franklin, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, John and Linda Dickens of Franklin, Tenn.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Hilda Stanberry of Almond, and Verna and Charles Fore of Asheville, N.C.

  • Hobert Thomas Akers, 72

    FRIES -- Hobert Thomas Akers, 72, of Fries, died July 28, 2011 at Twin County Regional Hospital in Galax.
    He was born Aug. 10, 1938 in Carroll County, Va., to the late William and Vinnie Bourne Akers.
    He is survived by his wife, Betty Felts Akers of Fries; daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Jeffrey Clyburn of Fries, and Sherry and Blaine Lewis of Provo, Utah; sister and brother-in-law, Edna and John Leath of Lexington, N.C.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

  • Tressie Caudill Edwards, 88

    SPARTA, N.C. -- Tressie Caudill Edwards, 88, formerly of the Baywood community, died July 30, 2011 at the home of her son in Sparta.
    She was born Aug. 4, 1922 in North Carolina to the late Joe and Mae Edwards Caudill.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Hastin Edwards.
    She is survived by her son, Earnest Rector of Sparta; daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Terry Smith of Sparta; step-daughter, Iva Lee Whitaker of Sparta; and step-son Larry Rector of State Road, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

  • Katherine Elizabeth Felts, 78

    GALAX -- Katherine Elizabeth Felts, 78, of Galax, died July 29, 2011 at Waddell Nursing Home in Galax.
    She was born Feb. 16, 1933 in Carroll County, Va., to the late William and Matilda Wooten White.
    She is survived by two grandchildren; sisters, Betty Huyser of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Pauline Frye of Mt. Airy, N.C.; brothers, John White of Manassas, and Roger White of Martinsville; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

  • Angela Dawn (Angie) Kilby, 41

    MOUTH OF WILSON -- Angela Dawn (Angie) Kilby, 41, of Mouth of Wilson, died July 28, 2011.
    She was born Aug. 29, 1969 in Durham, N.C.
    She is survived by her mother, Georgia Kilby of Mouth of Wilson; and several aunts and uncles.
     Her funeral was held July 31, 2011 at the Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel in Independence. The Rev. Doug Halsey officiated.
    Burial was in the Weaver Cemetery in Whitetop.

  • Roy Edward Lowe, 84

    SPARTA, N.C. -- Roy Edward Lowe, 84, of Sparta, died July 31, 2011 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
    He was born Feb. 17, 1927 in Alleghany County, N.C., to the late Vina Lowe White.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Reid Nichols Lowe.
    He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
    His funeral was held Aug. 2, 2011 at the Grandview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Sparta with burial in the Sparta Cemetery.

  • Helen Marie McMillan Jones, 90

    FRIES -- Helen Marie McMillan Jones, 90, of Fries, died July 27, 2011 at the home of her son in Mocksville, N.C.
    She was born April 6, 1921 in Virginia to the late Thomas and Lula Shelton McMillan.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Harrison Jones.
    She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Harry and Brenda Jones, and James Jones, all of Fries, Wayne and Lula Jones of Mocksville, Ralph (Scooter) and Karen Jones and Michael and Janet Jones, all of Fries; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

  • Connie Sue McBride, 62

    GALAX — Connie Sue McBride, 62, of Galax, died July 28, 2011 at her home.
    She was born May 8, 1949 in Galax, to John and Annabelle Isom Bunn.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry McBride.