CANTON — Wilma Bonnie Conard Sorrells, 96, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her family.

Wilma was a native and lifelong resident of Haywood County and a daughter of the late Glenn and Bertha Morrow Conard.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J. R. Sorrells, who died in 2006, and many brothers and sisters. Wilma loved all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was an avid gardener and loved to preserve her vegetables.

She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy “Dottie” Lee Morgan of Canton; two sons, Vaughn Wesley Sorrells (Janie) and Michael Monroe Sorrells (Donna), all of Canton; six grandchildren, Jeff, Steve, Dusty, and Cody Sorrells, Denny Trantham and Laura Bradshaw; 10 great-grandchildren and one brother, Cecil Conard in Scottsboro, Alabama.

A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 16, at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with the Revs. Eric Hill and J. D. Grant officiating. Wilma lay in state from prior to the service at Wells Funeral Home of Canton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Haywood Hospice, 13 Haywood Office Park, Suite 107, Waynesville, NC 28786 or to one’s favorite charity.

The care of Mrs. Sorrells has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes of Canton and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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