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Wilma Mae Cloud

 

Wilma Mae Cloud

Huron, OH ~ Wilma Mae Massey Cloud, 80 passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Fireland Hospital in Huron Ohio.
    She was a former resident of Coeburn, VA.
    Wilma was the daughter of the late McKinley Massey and Ruby Collins Massey; also preceded in death by five sisters, Fannie Corine Massie, Marie Amburgey, Etta Carr, Katherine Clark, and Ruth M. Robinette; two brothers, Troy James Massey and Roy Massey.
     She is survived by her husband, Johnny Wilson Cloud, Huron, OH; a daughter, Nancy Ann Horning, Vermilion, OH, a sister, Jeraldine Ring, Coeburn; a brother, Darst Massey, Rogersville, TN; several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Wilma Mae Cloud will be held on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. R. L. Crawford officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday after 5:00 P.M. until service time. Burial will be 11 A.M. Monday, November 10, 2014 at Temple Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


W. B. 'Hotchie' Akers

 

W. B. 'Hotchie' Akers

Coeburn, VA ~ W. B. 'Hotchie' Akers, 78 passed away Tuesday,October 28, 2014 at Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport Tennessee.
    He was a retired equipment operator at VIC Coal Company and a retiree from Ford Motor Company in Sandusky, Ohio. Also a member of Cassells Chapel Church.
    He was preceded by his late wife, Mary Katherine Akers, son, Thomas Wesley  'Spikie' Akers, his parents, George Akers and Virgie Akers; sister, Louella Adkins; two brothers, Donnie Lee 'Rooster' Akers and Hershel 'Nig' Akers.
    Survivors include two daughters, Linda Sexton, and Cindy Plaster, both of Coeburn; a sister-in-law, Martha Anne Roesch, Sandusky, OH; a brother-in-law, Joe Adkins, Norton, VA; a great friend and caregiver, J.R. Laforce; 3 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for W. B. 'Hotchie' Akers will be held on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:30 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Collier officiating. Burial will be Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Friday after 5:00 P.M. till funeral time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


James Lewis Hillman

 

James Lewis Hillman

Coeburn - James Lewis "Hippie" Hillman passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday October 8, 2014.
   He was a longtime residence of Breeding's Trailer Park. He was loved and respected by his community and spent his lifetime helping neighbors, friends and family and was well known for his generous and loving spirit.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Bernice Hillman.
   Jimmy is survived by two children, Windy Jennine Miller of Spotsylvania, VA and Aaron James Hillman and his wife, Amanda of Tampa, FL; 5 grandchildren, Kaitlin, Kourie, Aubrie, Hunter and Peyton; great granddaughter, Harper; siblings Lee and Sandy Hillman of Hazard, KY, Randy and Wanda Hillman of Winston-Salem, NC, Cathy and Jeff Smith of Gladesprings, VA, Libbey and David Hale and Teresa and Glenn Meade all of Coeburn; Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.

   Family and Friends will gather at the home of Teresa Meade, Jaybird Branch Road Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. In leiu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brown Bag Lunch Ministry, P.O. Box 1895, Coeburn, VA 24230. Special thank you to friend, Dr. Maurice Nida.


Clarence Hue Hamilton

 

Clarence Hue Hamilton

Coeburn, VA ~ Clarence Hue Hamilton, 73 passed away Monday, November 3, 2014 at Heritage Hall Health Care Center in Wise Virginia.
    He was former employee of the Town of Wise.
    He was the son of the late Rolla Hamilton and Ebbie Smith Hamilton. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Evelyn Stansberry Hamilton; a son, Donald Joe Anderson; daughters, Gladys Eleen Funk and Delores Ann Grimmitt.
    Survivirs include sons, Nelson Timothy Anderson, Michael R. Sluss and Jonathan H. Dixon all of Coeburn; daughters, Glenda Gail Tungate, Mooreshill, IN, Linda Sue Sanders, Shelbyville, TN; Brenda Lee Willsey, Unionville, VA, Nita Darlene Adams, Norton, Nancy Carol Lawson, Vivan Carol Hill and Alison Nicole Anderson all of Coeburn; Sisters, Vonda Hale and Buerita Hall and Jean Stidham, all of Coeburn; brothers, Ballard Hamilton and Joe Hamilton both of Coeburn; Several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Clarence Hue Hamilton will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Johnny Adkins officiating. Burial will be 1 PM Friday, November 7, 2014 at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Thursday after 5:00 P.M.until funeral time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Betty Lou Shelton

 

Betty Lou Shelton

St. Paul, VA ~ Betty Lou McCoy Shelton, 67 passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 at her residence in St. Paul Virginia.
    She was the daughter of the late Robert Mack McCoy and Bertie Marie McCoy; also preceded in death by husband, Dale Gordon Shelton Sr., a sister, Lorraine Grubbs; two brothers, Jimmy McCoy and Roy McCoy.
   Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Gilbert, St. Paul and Peggy Thacker and husband Stewart, Coeburn; three sons, Gordon Shelton, Jr. and wife, Clara, Ricky Hayes, and wife Selina, and Robert Hayes, all of St. Paul. three sisters, Ethel Schultz, Montgomery, IL, Becky McCoy, and Linda Anderson both of Ohio; five  brothers, Richard McCoy, Defiance, OH, Teddy McCoy, Dandridge, TN, Corbet McCoy, Baltimore, MD, Jerry McCoy, Defiance, OH and Michael Anderson, TN; 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Betty Lou Shelton will be held on Sunday November 2, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger McCoy and Johnny Jackson officiating. Burial will be Noon Monday, November 3, 2014 at Shelton - Laurel Cemetery on Sandy Ridge. Visitation will be held Sunday after 5:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home until funeral time. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Bobby Joe Meade, Jr.

 

Bobby Joe Meade, Jr.

St. Paul, VA ~ Bobby Joe Meade, Jr., 51 passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Mountain View Medical Center in Norton, Virginia.
    He was preceded in death by his mother, Nita Marie Meade.
    Survivors include his father, Bobby Joe Meade Sr., St. Paul; a daughter, Amanda Lynn Meade, Joliet, IL; two sons, Mickey Joe Meade, Joliet, IL and Shawn Bryson Meade, London, KY ; a sister, Frances Orine Meade, Kingsport, TN; step-mother, Mary Partipilo, St. Paul; 2 grandchildren, several cousins.

   Visitation for Bobby Joe Meade, Jr. will be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 after 5:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home Chapel and funeral services will be held at 7:00 P.M.  with Rev. Glen Ritchie officiating. Burial will be 11A.M. Wednesday October 8, 2014 at McClellan Cemetery, St. Paul, VA. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Billy Ray Porter

 

Billy Ray Porter

Billy Ray Porter passed into Paradise Sunday November 2, 2014 at Holston Valley Hospital surrounded by his  family and loved ones.
   Bill was the son of the late Emmett and Golda Porter. He was preceded in death by one sister, Peggy Jordan and husband Arch, brothers Garnet Porter, Glen Porter, Wendell Porter, Cecil Porter and wife Alta, brother-in-law Scott Daugherty.
   Bill left behind his wife of 46 years Diann Porter, son Richard Porter and Rene, daughters Kelly and Jane Porter, three grandchildren John R. Hall III, Shaun and Summer Meade, one great grandchild Hattie Meade, brothers Joe Porter and Marie, Fred Porter and Dorothy, Paul Porter and Rhonda, Arthur Porter and Wanda, Belle Daugherty, Janice Yeary and Bud, and several special nieces and nephews.  
   Bill was a United States Air Force Veteran. Some of the things he loved and valued most were his Rural Missionary Baptist Church Family and the Wise County Historical Society where he authored and helped with the publishing of many books on genealogy and family histories. He believed that everyone should know their family history and understood the value of passing that on. He loved God, life, old gospel hymns, and being Santa at the Porter Family Christmas Bingo every year.  He will be deeply missed by all his family and loved ones.

   Funeral services for Billy Ray Porter will be held on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Willie Ratliff and Rev. Leslie Ritchie officiating. Burial will be Thursday November 6, 2014 at Lawson Cemetery on Sandy Ridge. Visitation will be held Wednesday after 5:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home until funeral time. The Family will meet at the funeral home at 11 AM on Thursday and leave in procession. Coeburn VFW will be in charge of military graveside rites. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home,114 High Ave, Coeburn, VA.


Edna Josephine Salyers

 

Edna Josephine Salyers

Coeburn - Edna Josephine Salyers, 90 passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
   She was born July 13, 1924 in Coeburn, VA to the late Walter and Sarah Bond Lawson. She attended Shiloh Freewill Baptist Church in Bristol, VA. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Emmitt Salyers, infant son, Walter Salyers, daughter, Sue Lawson and grandson, Shawn Dykes.
   She is survived by two sons, Wayne Salyers and wife, Linda of Daytona Beach, FL and David Salyers and Wife, Rosa of Bristol, VA; Grandchildren, Lori Pfountz and husband Ben, Jeremy Salyers and wife Leah, Bart Dykes and wife, Anna, Shannon Dykes and Jonathan Sullivan; Great grandchildren, Laina and Kayla Pfountz, Emma and Harper Salyers, Tyler, Conni, Abigail, Connor, Cory, Mason and Madison Dykes; Brother Darrell "Short" Lawson and wife Joan of Wise, VA.

Visitation will be held on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 after 6:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home Chapel and funeral services will be held at 8:00 P.M. with Dr. Rodger Castle officiating. Burial will be 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, Oct. 28 2014 at the Lawson Cemetery in Coeburn. Estes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  http://memorial.yourtribute.com/Edna-J-Lawson-Salyers/