August 27, 1925 - January 23, 2020
Bessie Iris Poole, age 94, of Sparta, NC passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Genesis HealthCare in Sparta, NC. She was born August 27, 1925 in Harlan, KY to the late Robert McKinley and Ada Lee Payne Poole. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, John David Poole, and one son, Ronald Ivey. Iris was a lifelong member of New Haven Church of the Brethren where she loved singing in the choir. The highlight of her year was the family reunion when all of her family came to visit. She is survived by one daughter, Carol Chappell and husband Joe of Statesville; two sons, John Poole and wife Mary of Hudson, NH, Eddie Poole and wife Patty of Ringgold, GA; one half-brother, Floyd Ballew and wife Kat of Toledo, OH; one half-sister, JoAnn Portteus of Arlington, TX; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive. The family requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service to honor the life of Iris at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 27, 2020 at New Haven Church of the Brethren with Brother Ed Hall and Reverend Bobby Reed officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to New Haven Church of the Brethren Cemetery Fund, c/o Stan Sexton, 353 New Haven Road, Sparta, NC 28675, or to Medi-Home Hospice of Alleghany, PO Box 1287, Sparta, NC 28675. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Genesis HealthCare. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home is proudly serving the Poole family and if you wish, online condolences may be submitted to the family at www.grandviewfuneralhome.com.
Bessie Iris Poole, age 94, of Sparta, NC passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Genesis HealthCare in Sparta, NC. She was born August 27, 1925 in Harlan, KY to the late Robert McKinley and Ada Lee Payne Poole. In addition to her parents,... View Obituary & Service Information
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