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Bealer Vance Caudill, age 69, of 181 Bluebird Lane, Laurel Springs, NC died Friday, February 17, 2012 at the Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, NC. He was born on April 26, 1942 in Alleghany County to the late Zeb Vance and Martha Brooks Caudill. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his foster parents, Mary and Howard Cowan; a sister-in-law, Sharlene Lockhart. He is survived by his wife, Diane Caudill of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Steven Carpenter of Ennice; two sons, Grady Caudill and John Caudill both of Laurel Springs; four grandchildren, Adam Burgess, Lauren Burgess, Daniel Caudill and Rachel Caudill; two brothers, James Caudill and wife Karen, Stacey Caudill and wife Judy all of Sparta; three sisters, Juanita Blevins and husband Roger, Belva Johnson and husband Ricky of Sparta, Frances Demarcey and husband David of Sparta; his step-mother, Nancy Caudill of Sparta; one brother-in-law, Brian Head and wife Frances of Laurel Springs; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at the Grandview Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the Pine Fork Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Laurel Springs with full military rites conducted by the Bruce Wayne Osborne VFW Post #7034. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home and at other times at the residence. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home in Sparta is serving the Caudill family.