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Joleen E. Weigand, 93, formerly of Sparta, passed away Monday, September 9, 2021 at Oak Forest Health and Rehabilitation Center in Winston-Salem, NC. Joleen was born March 20, 1928 in Elbert, WV to the late Daniel P. and Bannie Wolfe Earnest. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Francine “Frani” Richardson and Cassandra “Cassie” Edwards: one granddaughter, Jacqueline Joleen “Jackie Jo” Kinsey: one great-granddaughter, Chrisandra “Chrissy” Denny: seven brothers, Daniel P. Earnest Jr., Arman S. Earnest Sr., Sanford B. Earnest Sr., Carroll G. Earnest Sr., Bobby J. Earnest, Arlie Ray Earnest, and Dwight D. Earnest: three sisters, Wenona Sauerzoff, Kathleen Brewster and Judith Smith. Survivors include one daughter, Garalee “Gar” Weldon and husband Jamie of Andros Island, Bahamas: one granddaughter, Rebecca Richardson of Sanford, NC: four grandsons, Brien Kinsey and wife Sandy of Sparta, NC, Jody Mabe of Ennice, NC, Lee Edwards and wife Kari of Rockledge, Fl and Cole Edwards and wife Amanda of Sparta, NC: thirteen great-grandchildren: one great-great-granddaughter: son-in-law John Richardson and wife Linda of Sparta, NC: two brothers, John Delano Earnest of Clarksville, Tn and Charles E. Earnest of Tazewell, Va. Many nieces, nephews and extended family also survive. Funeral service to honor the life of Joleen will be held at 4:00 PM Thursday, September 16 in the chapel of Thomas Family Funeral Service with Pastor John Attaway officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, 131 Air Bellows Gap Rd in the Whitehead community of Sparta. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The service will be available for viewing via Facebook Live on the Facebook page of Thomas Family Funeral Service beginning at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions to a memorial headstone fund may be mailed to Garalee Weldon, 8519 NC 268, Elkin, NC 28621. Thomas Family Funeral Service is honored to be serving the Weigand Family. If you wish, online tributes may be extended to the family at www.thomasfamilyfs.com.