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J.R. Wilson. 71

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J.R. Wilson. 71 of Galax, died Monday, May 21, 2012, in the Twin County Regional Hospital.

J.R. was born in Grayson County on Dec. 8, 1940, to Paul Wilson Sr. and Maude Catron Wilson.

Survivors include his wife, Janice Lee Wilson; sons and daughters-in-law, Shawn Neil and Kendra Wilson and Timothy Scott and Sophia Wilson, all of Galax; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Joyce Wilson Carico of Ennice, N.C.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Randy and Kathy Wilson, Mike and Sandy Wilson and Billy and Mina Wilson, all of Galax; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Vaught officiating. Burial will be today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. in the Felts Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the West Galax United Methodist Church.

A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynn.com.