October 13, 1948 - March 3, 2022
UPDATED OBITUARY - PLACE AND TIME OF NYLA'S CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE Nyla Lee Duncan, age 73 of 215 Duncan Ridge Road, Sparta NC passed away peacefully Thursday, March 3, 2022 at her home in the Vox Community of Alleghany County. Nyla was born October 13, 1948 to Don and Cora Cox Duncan. She was wise beyond her years, highly intelligent, unfailingly thoughtful, and incredibly giving. She was preceded in death by her parents and by many aunts and uncles on both the Duncan and Cox sides of her family. Nyla’s loss will be felt by a vast number of family and friends. Nyla is survived by a host of first cousins and their offspring, but most especially by her first cousin, Mike Caudill of Glade Valley, NC, the former Sheriff of Alleghany County, whom Nyla worked alongside in the Alleghany Register of Deeds office and the Alleghany Sheriff’s Department for 20 years. She is survived by a special neighbor, also a first cousin, Lilly Atwood, of the Vox Community. Hardly a day passed that Nyla and Lilly didn’t talk to each other. Nyla believed that everyone has a friend during each stage of life, but only the lucky ones have the same friends in all stages of life. Nyla is survived by her best friend of 36 years, Patrick Woodie and partner Wayne Nguyen (Cary) and by Patrick’s mother, Sandy Woodie (Piney Creek). Nyla attended Glade Valley School from 8th through 12th grades, graduating in 1966. Her Glade Valley School family was extremely important to her, including special friends Penny Bovender (Boonville), Scott Hammond (Atkins, VA), Paula Harris (Durham), Julie Rountrey (Rustburg, VA), Martha & Lewis Gordon (Thomasville), David Gwynn (Roanoke, VA), and Patsy Wingler (Roaring Gap). Special friend, Mary Nilo (Sparta) shared Nyla’s last meal with her. The family and friends of Nyla wish to extend sincere appreciation to Alleghany Sheriff Brian Maines and the Alleghany County Ambulance Service. Nyla’s blood family and the family she chose request the honor of your presence at a Celebration of Life Service at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Muddy Creek Music Hall (back of Muddy Creek Restaurant) located at 60 S. Main Street, Sparta, NC 28675. Interment will follow at Pleasant Home Union Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until time of the service at Muddy Creek Music Hall. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home is proudly serving the family and friends of Nyla Duncan, and if you wish, online condolences may be submitted to the family at www.grandviewfuneralhome.com. Memorial donations honoring the life of Nyla may be made to the following, Pleasant Home Union Baptist Church or Pleasant Home Union Baptist Church Cemetery, c/o Lonnie Dalton, 1318 Fender Road, Sparta, NC 28675, Cox Family Cemetery, c/o John R. Cox, 771 Vox Road, Sparta, NC 28675, Glade Valley School Association, c/o Bill Wingler, 122 Briarwood Drive, Glade Valley, NC 28627, Duncan Family Cemetery, c/o Brenda Duncan, 100 Duncan Valley Lane, Sparta, NC 28675.
UPDATED OBITUARY - PLACE AND TIME OF NYLA'S CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE Nyla Lee Duncan, age 73 of 215 Duncan Ridge Road, Sparta NC passed away peacefully Thursday, March 3, 2022 at her home in the Vox Community of Alleghany County. Nyla was... View Obituary & Service Information
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