Agnes Thelma Garvey Brands

Agnes Thelma Garvey Brands, 94, of Hickory, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Springs of Catawba.

Born April 21, 1918, in Leon, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late John and Bernice Barker Garvey.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle M. Brands, and a grandson, Scott Digirolamo.

Ms. Brands had retired from Jamestown Voting Machine Company and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Mt. Sinai-Mecca, Chapter 132 in Jamestown, N.Y.

She is survived by a son, Richard I. Brands and wife Pettway of Bethlehem, N.C.; daughter, Carole J. Brands of Hickory, N.C.; grandchildren: Michele Dyer of Westpoint, Iowa, Ronald Brands of Schaumburg, Ill., Jo Ann Gayer of Albuquerque, N.M., Barbara Kallas of Huffman Estates, Ill., Laurie Seidner of Schaumburg, Ill., Debbie Ostrander of Falconer, N.Y., Christine Digirolamo of Frewsburg, N.Y., Michael Digirolamo of Jamestown, N.Y., Cindy Gulloti of Jamestown, N.Y.; two stepgranddaughters: Leigh Josey of Hickory, N.C., and Alix Matos of Cary, N.C.; 25 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at St. Albans Episcopal Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Jamestown, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mt. Sinai-Mecca Chapter 132, OES, c/o Sandra J. Steward, 12 West Cowden Place, Jamestown, NY 14701.

Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of Agnes Thelma Garvey Brands.