Barbara Gail Sprouse

December 14, 1945October 14, 2020

Barbara Gail Sprouse, 74, of Conover, NC passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Born December 14, 1945 in Murphy, NC, she was the daughter of the late Clayton S. Graham and Ada Bell Graham. A member of New Life Church in Conover, she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. Barbara was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Larry Lee Sprouse; sons, Keith Blair of Hickory and David Sprouse and wife Miranda, of Hickory; grandson, Evan Sprouse of Hickory; sisters, Faye Phillips of Hickory and Jayne Graham of Claremont. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 17, 2020 in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Hickory with Pastor Chris Grover officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends after the graveside service at Woodlawn on Saturday. Due to Covid 19, masks and social distancing will be observed.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.

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Drum Funeral Home of Hickory is honored to be serving the Sprouse family.


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Annette Kanupp

October 17, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Barbaras homecoming,but we praise God knowing the fact that we will see her again one day.
Miss Faye and the whole family is in our prayers. We know that God will comfort you with the fond memories of Barbara and carry y'all thru this difficult time.
Much love
Mark and Annette Kanupp

Alison Sprouse-Tucker

October 17, 2020

My message did not come out correctly.
Even though Aunt Barbara was quite, she always made you feel at home. I will always cherish the Butterfly Crossstich she made for me. Heaven has gained an Angel!

Robert H, Jr. Stafford

October 17, 2020

Aunt Barbara had a very good sense of humor. When she and my uncle Larry would come to Charlotte for a visit, my dad would keep her laughing. Dad would pick and joke with her, and she knew how to pick back at him. Barbara was a true delight to be around. She had a heart of gold and more than enough love to share with everyone who would receive it. I love you aunt Barbara. See you later when I get home.

Mary Crowe

October 15, 2020

Having shared so many close times as children , even living in same house occasionally, I have some very fond memories of wonderful times with “Bobbie” and Faye, and Jayne , the sweet little baby who arrived in our high school years. Our families were very close , and have remained so through out the years. What a treat it has been to recall so many of those wonderful years together. Barbara will be missed, but she will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Alison Sprouse-Tucker

October 15, 2020

Barbara was always quite at family get-togethers but Leah's made you at home. At my mom died, she would check on us. She made me a gorgeous cross-stitch Butterfly. Heaven has gained an angel


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