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Obituaries

  • Dorsey Cullen Beamer Jr., 83

    Dorsey Cullen Beamer Jr., 83, of Galax, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Waddell Nursing and Rehab Center.

    He was born Dec. 5, 1928, to the late Martha and Dorsey Beamer Sr. in Mount Airy, N.C.

    In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Beamer, Mary Nell Wynne and Ann Adams; and one brother, Maynard Beamer.

  • Lloyd Thomas Alexander, 74

    Lloyd Thomas Alexander, 74, of Max Meadows, died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Galax.

    He was born in Carroll County to the late Sterling Joseph and Cora Elizabeth Hanks Alexander.

    Survivors include his sisters, Goldie Payne and Emma G. Crockett, both of Galax; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph R. and Mildred Alexander of Rural Retreat and Layman L. and Charlotte Alexander of Hiwassee; several nieces and nephews; and a special nephew.

  • Hurley “Bob” Turman, 90

    Hurley “Bob” Turman, 90, of Willis, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

    He was born Oct. 31, 1921, in Carroll County to the late Floyd Jefferson (Jeff) and Cova Nester Turman.

    In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife, Nova Spence Turman.

  • Forthe Shockley Lintecum, 87

    Forthe Shockley Lintecum, 87, of Hillsville, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Twin County Regional Hospital. 

    She was born in Carroll County to the late Elmer Smith Webb Shockley and Neatie Edwards Shockley.

    In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Rhesa Lintecum.

  • Sadie “Lois” Hundley, 85

    Sadie “Lois” Hundley, 85, of Hillsville died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Highland Ridge in Dublin.

    She was born on Jan. 6, 1927, to the late Harden and Juda Dalton Lineberry.

    In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Arthur Hundley.

  • Evelyn Kay Bryant, 54

    Evelyn Kay Bryant, 54, of Galax, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at her home.

    She was born on March 31, 1957, in Galax, to Jefferson Davis and Avis Willis Hiatt.

    Survivors include her husband, Ricky Bryant of Galax; daughter, Cher Dean of Galax; son, Phillip Dean of Richmond; sisters, Jane Marshall of Richmond, Susan Isaacs of Roanoke and Jama Dixon of Galax; brother, Davis Hiatt of Mount Airy, N.C.; several nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Clella Bryant of Galax.

  • Clara M. Baldwin, 102

    Clara M. Baldwin, 102, of Clinton, N.C., formerly of Camp, Va., died Feb. 26, 2012, at Mary Gran Nursing Center in Clinton, N.C.

    She was born Feb. 7, 1910, at Chilhowie, Va., to George Mize and Josie Slagle Mize.

    She was the widow of Willie Baldwin.

    Survivors include two daughters and spouse, Bertie and Leon Thomas of Fredericksburg and Charlotte Herring of Salemburg, N.C.; and three grandchildren.

  • Tammy Renee Alderman Alden, 42

    Tammy Renee Alderman Alden, 42, of Fries, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.

    She was born on Jan. 3, 1970, in Galax, to Douglas Wainwright and Dorothy Linville Alderman.

    She was preceded in death by her father.

  • Clara M. Baldwin, 102

    Clara M. Baldwin, 102, of Clinton, N.C., formerly of Camp, Va., died Feb. 26, 2012,

    at Mary Gran Nursing Center in Clinton, N.C.

  • Paul Lee Zink, 70

    Paul Lee Zink, 70, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at his home.

    A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Old Town Baptist Church in the Christian Life Center.

    He was born in Forsyth County on Sept. 27, 1941, to the late Paul Emanuel and Eva Lee Zink.