November 18, 1928 - October 30, 2017
Doris Collins Stoker, age 88 of 4410 NC Hwy 18 North, Sparta, NC passed away Monday, October 30, 2017 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin, NC. She was born November 18, 1928 in Alleghany County to the late Charlie and Vesta Shepherd Collins. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Clive Walter Stoker; brother, George Collins; daughter-in-law, Wanda Stoker. Our mother was a wonderful loving, kind, hard working woman. She raised four children that were born slightly over a year apart and at the same time worked side-by-side with our father, Clive Stoker, on the dairy farm they operated. She was an incredible woman with many interests and hobbies. She bowled for many years with her bowling friends at Trojan Family Bowling. She was an avid traveler, photographer, and bird watcher. She especially loved her four children, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Doris will be missed dearly by her many friends and family. She is survived by one son, Clive Gwyn Stoker of Pulaski, VA; three daughters, Sandra Stoker Jova and husband Clarence of Chapel Hill, Susan Stoker Thomas and husband Ken of Sparta, Julia “Leedee” Stoker Whatmore and husband James of Asheville; seven grandchildren, Mark Funk of Pulaski, VA, Joshua Stoker and wife Colleen of Christiansburg, VA, Justin Farmer of Chapel Hill, Erin Farmer-Greenough and husband Scott of Raleigh, Jill Thomas Atwood and husband Shane of Elkin, Tyler Whatmore and wife Sara of Denver, CO, Andrew Whatmore and wife Jessica of Denver, CO; six great-grandchildren, Avery Sheets, Avery Atwood, Kerrigan Stoker, Eliza Greenough, Liam Tellier and Sophia Tellier; one sister, Lucy Roe of Sparta; one brother, Roger Collins and wife Omega of Raleigh; two sisters-in-law, Ida Maude Collins of Wilkesboro, Wanda Higgins and husband Junior of Ennice; several nieces and nephews also survive. The family requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service to honor the life of Doris at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017 in the chapel of Grandview Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Bryan Hovey officiating. Interment will follow in Glade Valley Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until time of the service at the funeral home and other times at the residence. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sparta Presbyterian Church, PO Box 474, Sparta, NC 28675. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Alleghany Memorial Hospital, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, and Pruitt Health. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home is proudly serving the Stoker family and if you wish, online condolences may be submitted to the family at www.grandviewfuneralhome.com.
Doris Collins Stoker, age 88 of 4410 NC Hwy 18 North, Sparta, NC passed away Monday, October 30, 2017 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin, NC. She was born November 18, 1928 in Alleghany County to the late Charlie and Vesta Shepherd... View Obituary & Service Information
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