Donnie Brim Co-Manager
Donnie is a native of Mount Airy and moved to Sparta in 1991. He graduated from Mt. Airy High School in 1974 and Fayetteville Technical Community College in 2005. He is a North Carolina licensed Funeral Director, a member of the Sparta Church of God, the Gideons International and the Alleghany County Rotary Club. He is married to the former Glona Hines Bennett. He has three step-children and five step-grandchildren.
Kellye Wiles Office and Financial Manager
Kellye Wiles joined us in January of 2006 as Administrative Assistant. She is a 1985 graduate of Alleghany High School. She resides in Sparta with her husband, Leonard and her daughter Kayla. She also has a stepson, Josh. Along with her family, she attends West Side Independent Baptist Church in Sparta.
Jimmy Gillespie Funeral Assistant
Jimmie is a lifelong native of Alleghany County, and has worked most of his adult life in Sparta. He graduated from Sparta High School in 1957. He is married to the former Patsy McKnight and they have two daughters, Jill and Jennifer, and three grandchildren. Jimmie and Patsy owned and operated Sparta Florist for nearly thirty years. He is very active in community and Church affairs. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Glade Creek Fire Department. He is a Deacon and the Superintendent of Sunday School at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church near Roaring Gap. He joined the staff at Grandview Memorial in January of 2002 as a part-time funeral assistant.
Patsy Gillespie Funeral Assistant
Patsy is a native of Alleghany County and joined the Grandview Memorial Staff in 2008. She is a 1957 graduate of Sparta High School and is married to Jimmie Gillespie. They have two daughters, Jill and Jennifer and three grandchildren.
Walter F Johnson Jr Advance Planning Counselor
Walter has been in and around the funeral service industry since the age of 17 and is a second-generation employee of Heritage Family Funeral Service. He served his apprenticeship at Hampton Funeral Service in Boone, NC, where he also worked for seven years. Walter is a 2015 graduate of Fayetteville Technical Community College with a degree in funeral service. He is a licensed pre-need counselor in NC. Walter is married to Pam (Cornett) Johnson and they have two children, Zack and Kaylee, and lives in Zionville, NC. They are active members of Willow Valley Baptist Church (Watauga County) where Walter serves as a deacon and in other leadership roles.
Austin Parker Thomas Funeral Assistant