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Obituaries

  • Nell Elizabeth Boyer, 90

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    Nell Elizabeth Boyer, 90
    Nell Elizabeth Boyer, 90, of Galax, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at Twin County Regional Hospital.
    She was born Oct. 26,1919, in Grayson County to Cleve and Ethel Bedwell Anders.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Grayson B. Boyer.

  • Joe Neal Boyer, 74

    Joe Neal Boyer, 74
    Joe Neal Boyer, 74, of Fries, died Thursday, July 29, 2010, at his home.
    He was born in Grayson County on Nov. 12, 1935 to Bain C. and Della Parsons Boyer.

  • Opal Vinson Beeson, 98

    Opal Vinson Beeson, 98
    Opal Vinson Beeson, 98, of Hillsville, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at Waddell Nursing Home.
    She was born in Carroll County on Feb. 26, 1912 to the late Peter E. and Etta Fariss Vinson.
    In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Joseph R. Beeson Sr.
    Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Joseph R. Beeson Jr. of Hillsville and Daniel F. and Nancy Beeson of Pilot Mountain, N.C.; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

  • Ralph Douglas Wampler

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    Ralph Douglas Wampler
    Ralph Douglas Wampler died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Twin County Regional Hospital while visiting in Galax.
    He was a member of the Burlington Amateur Radio club and the Whiskey Jack Club. He was formerly known as “The Joker.”
    A funeral service was held Thursday, July 29 at 2 p.m. at Lambeth-Troxler Funeral Home. Burial followed at Lakeview Memorial Park. The Rev. Larry Janie officiated.

  • Georgia Ann Underwood, 60

    Georgia Ann Underwood, 60
    Georgia Ann Underwood, 60, of Fries, died Monday, July 26, 2010, at Grayson Nursing and Rehab Center.
    She was born Feb. 22, 1950, in Virginia to Edgar and Addie Shupe Underwood.

  • Norma Marie Hart, 86

    Norma Marie Hart, 86
    Norma Marie Hart, 86, of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., and formerly of Independence and Grant, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Dianna and Don Purdom, Port Saint Lucie.
    She was the widow of Franklin Hart.
    She was born Nov. 6, 1923, at Mouth of Wilson.
    Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Dianna and Don Purdom of Port Saint Lucie; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

  • Alice Anders Carico, 91

    Alice Anders Carico, 91
    Alice Anders Carico, 91, of Fries, died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Waddell Nursing Home.
    She was born in Grayson County Nov. 6, 1918, to Rush and Cora Martin Anders. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carlie Carico.

  • Mason Brooks Montgomery, Sr., 80

    Mason Brooks Montgomery, Sr., 80
    Mason Brooks Montgomery, Sr., 80 of Hillsville, died Friday July 23, 2010 at his home.
    He was born in Carroll County to the late William Henry Harrison Montgomery and Valeria Stilwell Montgomery.

  • Vergie Cox Wright, 95

    Vergie Cox Wright, 95
    Vergie Cox Wright, 95, of Hillsville, died Friday, July 23, 2010, at Twin County Regional Hospital.
    She was born in Carroll County to the late James and Louanna Gallimore Cox.
    She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Teresita Wright of Jackson, Ga., and Carl Collin and Carolyn Wright of Wake Forest, N.C.; daughters and son-in-law Connie Fay Saunders of Mebane, N.C., and Juanita and Wayne Bowers of Hillsville; brother Gene Cox; 12 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

  • Patsy Carolyn Wright, 69

    Patsy Carolyn Wright, 69
    Patsy Carolyn Wright, 69, of Fries, died Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at Twin County Regional Hospital.
    She was born June 25, 1941, in Grayson County, to Robert Pascal and Hazel Whitaker Atkins.