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January 2016

 

Clayton Edmond Kincaid

 

Clayton Edmond Kincaid

 

Coeburn, VA ~ Clayton Edmond Kincaid, 41 passed away Friday, January 1, 2016 at his residence in Coeburn, Virginia.

    He was preceded in death by grandfather, Richard Funk; grandmother, Freeda Stanley Funk; uncle, Little Joe Funk.

    Survivors include his mother, Virgie Kincaid, Coeburn, baby Mommy loves you very much; father, Edmond Wandew Kincaid, Oak Hill, WV, two aunts, Dorothy Ring, Coeburn and Connie Comer, WV; uncle, John Ring, Coeburn; special friend, Kenneth Richardson, Coeburn; several cousins and friends.

 

   Funeral services for Clayton Edmond Kincaid will be held on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with John David Hollyfield officiating. Burial will be Monday, January 4, 2016 at Stanley Cemetery on Caney Ridge. Visitation will be held Sunday after 6:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



Rev. Vernon Cecil Howard Jessee

 

Vernon Cecil Howard Jessee

Dungannon, VA ~ Rev. Vernon Cecil Howard Jessee, 87 passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Holston Manor in Kingsport Tennessee.
    He  was a retired employee of Uniroyal Plastics. He was a pastor of several Free Will Baptist Churches in his life, the last one was in St. Paul, Virginia.
    He was the son of the late Denny Edison Jessee and Zemie Elizabeth (Dellinger) Jessee; his first wife; Elsie Janus Salyers Jessee; four brothers, Charlie (Doris) Jessee, Edison (Bernice) Jessee Jr., Thomas (Ruth) Jessee and Delton 'Bub' Jessee; grandson, Brandon Jessee; son-in-law, Steven Doust; great grandchildren, R.J. Walleman, Samantha Walleman, CaseyAnna Buckley.
    Survivors include his spouse, Nita Joyce Jessee, Dungannon; one daughter, Sue (Jerry Myers) Jessee, Oak Harbor, Oh; three sons, Denny (Barb) Jessee, Port Clinton, OH, Ken (Vicki Whitted) Jessee, Port Clinton, OH, Vernon Cecil (Trish Burnette) Jessee Jr., Port Clinton, OH; a sister, Ellawese Reed, Greenville, SC; a brother, Barney (Brenda Hamilton) Jessee, Stanley, NC, three step-daughters, Olivia (Kevin) Stelley, Bluff City, TN, Melissa Williams, and Shirley (Andy) Hundley, Mt. Carmel, TN; a step-son, Oscar L. Cox, San Bernadino, CA; 11 grandchildren, 25 grest grandchildren, several nieces, nephews uncles and cousins.

   Visitation for Vernon Cecil Howard Jessee will be held on Monday January 11, 2016 at 11:00 to 1:00 at Estes Funeral Home Chapel and  funeral services at 1:00 PM with Rev. Bill Crawford and Rev. Elwood Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Huey Ellis

 

Huey Ellis

Coeburn, VA ~ Huey Ellis, 81 passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Norton Community Hospital in Norton Virginia.
    He was a retired employee of VIC and a U.S. Army Veteran.
    Huey was the son of the late Garfield and Mary Angie Mutter Ellis; also preceded in death by his late wife, Brenda Sue Hillman Ellis; sisters, Thelma Sykes and   Kathleen Lumbardy; brothers, Ervin Ellis, Sr. and Worley Ellis.
    Survivors include daughters, Tina Davis, Wise, Tammie Sue Yeary, Pennington Gap, and Linda Tompkins, Pound; a sister, Janice Fay McConnell, Pensacola, FL; brothers, James Luther Ellis, Coeburn, and Willard Ellis, Duffield, VA; two grandsons, Cody Huneycutt and Evan Davis; special friend, Margaret Tate; several special nieces and nephews.

   A memorial service for Huey Ellis will be held on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leslie Ritchie officiating. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Ardney Opal Moore

 

Ardney Opal Moore

Coeburn, VA ~ Ardney Opal Osborne Moore, 86 passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at her residence in Coeburn Virginia.
    She was a former employee of Donkenny.
    She was the daughter of the late Floyd Osborne and Julia Florence Sexton; also preceded in death by her husband, General Arwood Moore; a daughter Trula Dearry; two sisters, Myrlin Syble Fannon, and Rosie Naomi Hamm; three brothers, Robert Charles Sexton, Albert Dewayne Sexton, and James Walter Sexton; step-father, Albert Sexton and brother, Joe Edd Sexton.
    Survivors include three daughters, Nora Yvonne (Larry) Trent, Surry, VA, Beverly Coleen (Willie) Stout, Wise, Ramona Lou (Sam) Coner, Coeburn; four sons, General Arwood (Wanda) Moore, Jr. and Scotty Wayne Moore, Coeburn, Ricky Lee (Sherry) Moore, Taylorsville, NC and James Michael (Debbie) Moore, Clarksville, TN; three sisters, Eliza Hamilton, Jarrett, VA, Phronsie Jean Miles and Reval Hazel Adkins, all of Coeburn; a brothers, Bobby Bruce Sexton, Baxter, GA ; two special friends, Dine Mullins and Peter Robinson; 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Ardney Opal Moore will be held on Friday,  January 29, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Dearry and Rev. Darrell Milgram officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held after 5:00 PM Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 at Estes Funeral Home. The family ask that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MEOC or Hospice Palative Care of Virginia. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



February 2016

 

Violet Lucille Boatwright Wright

 

Violet Lucille Wright

Coeburn, VA ~ Violet Lucille Boatwright Wright, 83 passed away Friday, February 19, 2016 at Norton Community Hospital in Norton Virginia.
    She was the daughter of the late Stewart  Boatwright and  the late Viola Farmer Boatwright.
    Survivors include her husband, Raymond E. Wright; three daughters, Jeanette Bond, and Rita Tiller, both of Coeburn and Sandra Parrish, Spartanburg, SC; a son, Kenneth Wright, Coeburn; two sisters, Helen Conn and Beulah McCurry both of MI; a brother, Dennis Boatwright, MI; several grandchildren, several great grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

   Visitation for Violet Lucille Wright will be held after 6:00 P.M. on Sunday February 21, 2016 at Estes Funeral Home Chapel and funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM with Rev. Curtis Bond and Brother Ralph Wells officiating. Burial will be 3:30 PM Monday, February 22, 2016 at Temple Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Bobby Leon Ramey

 

 

Bobby Leon Ramey

Coeburn, VA ~ Bobby Leon Ramey, 82 went to be with the Lord, Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Virginia.
    He was retired employee of Clinchfield Coal Co.
    He was the son of the late Claude Ramey and Mildred Tickles Ramey; also preceded in death by his first wife, Marie George Ramey.
    Survivors include his wife, Peggy McClellan Ramey, Coeburn; a daughter,  Gail Sanders, and husband, Bart, Coeburn; sons, Johnny Ramey and wife, Tammy, Wise and Gary Ramey, Banner, and fiance, Donna Hall; step-sons, Buddy Craft, Kingsport, Thomas Craft and wife, Christina and Billy Craft and wife, Marie all of Castlewood; sister, Anna Jean Chandler, Bristol, VA; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; special brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Phyllis Killion.

   Visitation for Bobby Leon Ramey will be held on Monday, February 22, 2016  after 5:30 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home Chapel and funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM with Rev. Mike Lawson and Rev. R. L. Crawford officiating. Burial will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Temple Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Ruth Jane Carbaugh

 

 

Ruth Jane Carbaugh

Coeburn, VA ~ Ruth Jane Bond Carbaugh, 94 passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at her residence in Coeburn Virginia.
    She was the daughter of the late James Nathan Bond and Sarah (Sallie) Ellen Bond; also preceded in death by her husband, William Troy Carbaugh, daughter, Judith Ann Fletcher; a son, James Albert Cline; sisters, Audrey Pritchett, and Cotella Amelia Salyer; brothers, James Hopkins Bond, Glen Bond, Robert Clinton 'Bob' Bond, Sr. and Elbert Carson 'Rusty' Bond Sr.
    Survivors include two daughters, Colene Kilgore, Wytheville, VA and Mary Ruth Dillon, Huntington, WV; a son, Troy Wayne Carbaugh, Coeburn; a brother, Ralph (Blackey) Bond, Hampton, TN; 16 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

   Visitation for Ruth Jane Carbaugh will be held after 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Estes Funeral Home Chapel and funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM with Rev. Les Ritchie officiating. Burial will be 11 AM Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Temple Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Dorothy Jean Fulcher Newsom

 

 

Dorothy Jean Newsom

Landrum, SC ~ Dorothy Jean Fulcher Newsom, 91 passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in Spartanburg South Carolina.
    She was born in Appalahia, Virginia and former owner and operator of Newsom Home Furnishings in Appalachia Virginia.
    She was the daughter of the late Burt Fulcher and Rebecca Rogers Fulcher; also preceded in death by her husband. James Lester Newsom.
    Survivors include a sister, Ruth Estelle Nichols, Coeburn, VA; many nieces and nephews.

   Graveside services and burial for Dorothy Jean Newsom will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Glenco Cemetery in Big Stone Gap, VA  with Rev. R. J. Rose officiating. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


 

 

Wesley Isaac
(Tiny's Lil Man)

Wesley Isaac, 8 passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family.
   Wesley was an outstanding second grade student at Coeburn Primary School and attended First Freewill Baptist Church of Bull Run. He loved to go to Church and learn about Jesus . Now he knows what Jesus has done for Him. He was made whole again. God's perfect Angel.
   He is survived by his parents, Jason and Robin Ashby, a brother, Zachary and a sister Ashley; best great grandmother ever, Mary N. Plaster; aunts Chasity Carico and Lauren Carico; uncles, Brandon Stallard and Orrin Stallard all of Coeburn; grandparents, Greg and Nancy Carico, Steve Stallard, Coeburn and Barbara Crabtree of TN; a very special great aunt, Tiny Plaster and many more loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
 
  Don't worry ..... Trucking in the sky for now. Catch Y'all on the other side.
10-4 over and out; signing out - Lil Wasper.

   Visitation and funeral service will be held Thursday, March 3, 2016 after 6PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel and funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM with Rev. Mitch Elliott and Brother Shawn Dupie. Burial will be held Friday at 11 AM in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.


Anna Gaye Murphy Massie

 

Anna Gaye Massie

Coeburn, VA ~ Anna Gaye Murphy Massie, 84 passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Virginia.
    She was the daughter of the late William J. Murphy and Florence Rose Murphy; also preceded in death by her late husband, James Arvil Massie and a granddaughter, Angela Faye Williams.
    Survivors include a son, Richard B. Massie, Coeburn; daughter-in-law, Patricia Massie; grandchildren, Sonya Massie Musick (and husband Jason), Breann Massie and Grant Massie (and wife, Gabriella); great grandchildren, Caleb, Dakotah (and fiancee, Morgan Patrick), Jason, Ashley, Dana and Nikki, great-great grandchildren, Kerrigan, Hailey, Elijah, Hunter and Rayne; great great great grandchild, Emit and several nieces and nephews.
 
   Funeral services for Anna Gaye Massie will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leslie Ritchie and Pastor Eva Murphy officiating. Burial will follow at Grant Rose Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday after 6:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



March 2016

 

Lily Juanita Creed

 

Lily Juanita Creed

Abingdon, VA ~ Lily Juanita Burke Large Creed, 93 went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, March 4, 2016 at Abingdon Health & Rehab in Abingdon Virginia.
    She was born December 30, 1922 in Coeburn, VA a daughter of the late Charlie Burke and Mary Kennedy Burke. She lived most of her life in the Coeburn area before moving to Abingdon 25 years ago.
     She was a housewife and  had worked as a cook at Norton Community Hospital. She attended Greendale Chapel in Abingdon and will always be remembered for her love of family and generosity to others.
     In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Russell Large and her second husband, Ray Creed; one grandson, Bryan Large, Jr.; three sisters, Elizabeth Shupe, Nancy Hipshier and Melvina Stallard; two brothers, Albert Burke and Winfield Burke.
    Survivors include two daughters, Verna Livingston and husband, J.D. of Elizabethon, TN, Darlene Hylton and husband, Buck of Abingdon, VA; two sons, Billy Large, Coeburn, and Bryan Keith Large and wife, Vickie of Bristol, TN; one sister, Millie Roberts of Coeburn; one brother, George Burke of Richmond, VA; 9 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

   Funeral services for Lily Juanita Creed will be held on Monday March 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leslie Ritchie and Rev. Jerry Eggers officiating. Burial will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday after 6:00 P.M. until time of funeral service. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Cecil Carroll Rasnake

 

 

Cecil Carroll Rasnake

Coeburn, VA ~ Cecil Carroll Rasnake, 71 passed away Friday, March 4, 2016 at Norton Community Hospital in Norton Virginia.,    He was a former employee of Triad in Bristol.  ,    He was the son of the late Lewis  Rasnake and Lona Rasnake.,    Survivors include a brother, Roger Rasnake, Tampa, FL and an aunt, Carrie Davis, Coeburn.

   Cecil Carroll Rasnake wishes were to be cremated. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



Betty Jo Beverly Salyer

 

Betty Jo Salyer

Coeburn, VA ~ Betty Jo Beverly Salyer, 87 went to be with the Lord  Monday, March 7, 2016 at her residence in Coeburn Virginia.
    She was a former employee of Wise Co. Skill Center in Wise, VA.
    She was the daughter of the late Alderson T. Beverly and Kanzee Andrews Beverly; also preceded in death by her husband, James R. Salyer; sisters, Tot Kilgore and Mabel Moneyhun; a brother, Warren Calvin 'Buck' Beverly.
    Survivors include a daughter, Judy Powers, Coeburn; a son, James R. Salyer Jr., Powhatan, VA; two nephews, Bruce Beverly, Coeburn and Richard Beverly, Wise; 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

   Graveside services and burial for Betty Jo Salyer will be held on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 12:30 PM at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens with Rev.Lee Kidd officiating. Visitation will be held Friday from 11:00 A.M. to 12 Noon at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Wanda Marie Greear

 

Wanda Marie Greear

Coeburn, VA - Wanda Donelson Greear, age 92 went home to be with the Lord on March 8, 2016.
    She was a devout Christian, Matriach of Community Freewill Baptist Church.
    Beloved wife , mother, grandmother, great grandmother, avid photographer, traveler and Camper. She and her husband traveled and camped in all the continental United States.,    Preceded in death by her husband, Buford T. Greear; her parents, Ida Robinette Donelson and Robert Donelson, infant brother, Floyd Donelson.
    She is survived by one son and a daughter, Harless Greear and wife Carol, Coeburn; Fay Metzl, Fort Mill, SC; a brother, Elmer Donelson, Coeburn; two sisters, Dorothy Narren, Coeburn and Bethel Warner(Larry), Birmingham, Alabama; four grandsons, three great grandsons, a host of friends, nieces, nephews and other family members.

   Funeral services for Wanda Marie Greear will be held on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Wayne Perry and Rev. Marty Puckett officiating. Burial will be 11:00 AM Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Greear Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday after 5:00 P.M. until funeral time at Estes Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please make donations to your favorite charity, Community Freewill Church or Mountain Empire Older Citizen Fuel Fund.  Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Elbert Sexton

 

Elbert Sexton

Coeburn, VA ~ Elbert Sexton, 78 passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Heritage Hall Health Care Center in Wise Virginia.
    He was the son of the late Creed Sexton and Carrie Sexton.
    Survived by a sister, Liza Sexton, Wise; a cousin, Estle Castle, Coeburn, a nephew, Larry Bruce Sexton, Weber City and a host of friends.

   Funeral services for Elbert  Sexton will be held on Sunday March 13, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Buchanan officiating. Burial will follow at Sexton Cemetery, on Pine Camp Road. Visitation will be held Saturday after 5:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



Samantha Elizabeth Holbrook

 

Samantha Elizabeth Holbrook

Coeburn, VA ~ Samantha Elizabeth Holbrook, 90 passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Heritage Hall Health Care Center in Wise Virginia.
    She was a member of Mary Martin Presbyterian Church.
    She was the daughter of the late Phillip McKinley Holbrook and Maude Melissa Salyer Holbrook; also preceded in death by a daughter, Becky Bush; four nephews, Kenny Pennington, Eddie Lee Pennington, Nedlan Holbrook and Forrest Masterson; a niece, Phoebe Lowry.
    Survivors include a brother, Wilburn Holbrook. Coeburn; a special niece, Anita Jordan Hamilton. St. Paul; son-in-law, Danny Bush, Oak Ridge, TN; two grandsons, Andrew Bush, Oak Ridge, TN and Michael Bush, Highland Heights, KY; a great-granddaughter, Morgan Rebecca Bush; nieces, Rita Jordan Edwards, St. Paul, Susan Robinson, Castlewood, Debbie Masterson, Knoxville, TN, Brenda Byers, Kingston, TN, Eva Ring, Coeburn and Amy Belcher, Johnson City, TN; nephews, Junior Pennington, Delaware, Gary Holbrook, Nashville, TN, James Jordan, St. Paul, Terry Jordan, and David Jordan, both of Coeburn.

   Funeral services for Samantha Elizabeth Holbrook will be held on Friday, March 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Mary Martin Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bill Parish officiating. Burial will follow at Temple Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 24, 2016 after 6:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home. The body will be taken to the Church at 12 noon on Friday. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



April 2016

 

Shelby Jean Delp

 

Shelby Jean Delp

Norton, VA ~ Shelby Jean Shepherd Delp, 72 passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Norton Community Hospital in Norton Virginia.
    She was the daughter of the late William James Shepherd and Helen Burita Greear Shepherd; also preceded in death by two sons, Michael Keith Blackburn and William Anthony Blackburn, a brother, Raymond Shepherd.
    Survivors include a son, Brent Blackburn, Coeburn; two sisters, Brenda Carol Robinette and Judy G. Ramey, both of Coeburn; a brother, Larry Shepherd, Wise; 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Shelby Jean Delp will be held on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. R. L. Crawford officiating. Burial will be Monday April 11, 2016 at Temple Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Sunday after 5:00 P.M. The family will meet at the funeral home at 12 Noon on monday and leave in procession. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Jeffery Lee Turner

 


Jeffery Lee Turner

Coeburn, VA ~ Jeffery Lee Turner, 49 passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport Tennessee.
    He was the son of the late Dennis Morgan Turner and Kathy Everett-Metres.
    Survivors include his wife, Ann Turner, Coeburn; Daughters, Dasha Cooke& husband Dustin Cooke of Wise,  Haley Turner & Fiance Greg Tackett , Coeburn; Krista Osborne of Norton;  Whitney Wingler & husband Justin Wingler of Wise. His only son Jeffery Lee Turner Jr. & Fiance Chelsea Kiser, Coeburn; Grandsons Mason Cooke & Joel Cooke of Wise; Korbin Lee Poole of Pennington Gap; a brother, Brian Turner of NC. Special Friends Brian Markham & Leah & Ethan McCoy.

   Memorial services for Jeffery Lee Turner will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. R. L. Crawford officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5:00-7:00. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Barney Ruford Babb

 

Barney Ruford Babb

Coeburn, VA ~ Barney Ruford Babb, 85 passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Heritage Hall Health Care Center in Clintwood Virginia.
   He was the son of the late John Henry Babb, Sr. and Lakie Mae Babb; also preceded in death by four sisters, Ella L. Freeman, Lora Edith Babb, Margie Marie Jessee and Myrtle Ferguson; three brothers, Howard Clarence Babb, John Henry Babb Jr. and William Babb.
   Survived by a special nephew, RickeyHunter; several other nieces and Nephews and Cousins.

   Funeral services for Barney Ruford Babb will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Ledford officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Tuesday after 6:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Anita Gail Lambert Odom

 

Anita Gail Odom

St. Paul, VA ~ Anita Gail Lambert Odom, 61 passed away Friday, April 15, 2016 at her residence in St. Paul Virginia.
    She was the daughter of the late Richard Lambert and Lucille Lambert; also preceded in death by her late husband, William Odom; a son, David Cook; granddaughter, Crystal Odom and 3 sisters.
    She is survived by fiance, David Mitchell; four sisters, Jenny Cory , Bricelynn, MN, Susie Blottach, Beatrice, NE, Diane O'Leary, Butte, MT and Janice Holland, Marianna, FL; two brothers, Richard Lambert Jr., Salt Lake City, UT and Michael Lambert.

   Memorial services for Anita Gail Odom will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Thomas James Smith, Sr.

 

Thomas James Smith

Coeburn, VA ~ Thomas James Smith, Sr., 47 passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport Tennessee.,    He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Smith and granddaughter, Ariel Faith Smith.,    He is survived by his spouse, Beth Anne Odle, Coeburn; father, Teddy R. Smith, Coeburn; two daughters, Melanie Smith, Norton, and Mechell Bentley, Coeburn; one son, Thomas James Smith Jr. , Coeburn; four sisters, Jan Sullivan, Morristown, TN, Margaret Varble, Greenville, TN, Markeda Hall, Norton,  and Regina Talford, Bulls Gap, TN; one brother, Raymond Smith , Coeburn; 5 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Thomas James Smith will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 12:00 Noon at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. R. L. Crawford officiating. Burial will be Adkins Cemetery  at Dale Ridge in Coeburn. Visitation will be held Tuesday after 6:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Delbert Jackson Smith

 

Delbert Jackson Smith

Abingdon, VA ~ Delbert Jackson Smith, 80 passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at his home after an extended illness. a native of Wise County, he had lived in the Abingdon area since 1993.
    He retired as a Lieutenant from the Wise County Sheriff's Office with 17 years of service.
    He was a christian and attended Midway Church of The Living God in Abingdon.
    He was the son of the late Jackson Edward Smith and Maxie Irene Kennedy Smith; also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Katherine Smith; two sisters, Joann Childs and Ruby Gouge.
    Survivors include his wife of 36 Years, Phyllis Sue Clark Smith; daughters, Debra (Roy) Bright, Norton, Donna (Louna) Lawson, Coeburn, Clara (Barry) House, Sassafras, KY; step-daughter, Melissa Dean, Abingdon; sons, Michael (Olivia) Smith, Coeburn and Lyndon (Tammy) Baker, Pound; sisters, Rosemary (Bascom) Funk, Jettie (Ronnie) Caldwell, Susie (Rex) Salyers, all of Coeburn, Faye Mullins and Joyce Caldwell, of Abingdon, Carolyn (James) Armstrong, Cumberland, VA; 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews.

   Funeral services for Delbert Jackson Smith will be held on Saturday April 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dave Gibson officiating. Burial will follow Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Friday after 6:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home.Family members will serve as pallbearers. The Smith family is being served by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA,276-395-2441.


Clara Lawson Moore

 

Clara Moore

 

Coeburn, VA ~ Clara Lawson Moore, 73 passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 at her residence in Coeburn Virginia.

    She attended the Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ In Johnson City TN.

    She was the daughter of the late Barney T. Lawson and Hazel Lawson.

    Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Alex Boyd Moore; a daughter, Mary Alice Baker, and husband (David Lee) Coeburn; a granddaughter, Rebekah Dawn Baker-Moore; a great-granddaughter, Mara Jade McDaniel, a great-grandson, Logan Blake Moore; four sisters, Jearline Maine, Dorothy Poston, Lola Ball, Burita Winebarger, all of Coeburn; six brothers, John Lawson, Truman Lawson, Carter Lawson, Carl Lawson, Roger Lawson, and Ralph Lawson, all of Coeburn.

 

   Funeral services for Clara Moore will be held on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Donny Reagan officiating. Burial will be follow at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Sunday after 5:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Gladys Margaret Begley Babb

 

Gladys Margaret Babb

Coeburn, VA ~ Gladys Margaret Begley Babb, 83 went to Heaven to join her husband, Howard Babb Thursday, April 28, 2016.
    She was the daughter of the late Callas  Begley and Lizzie Laney Begley.
   Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Howard C. Babb; two sisters, Anne O'Quinn and Ina Jean Begley; three brothers, Charles (Wig) Laney, Oscar (Tom) Begley and Cecil (Tiny) Begley.
    Gladys is survived by a daughter, Susie Osborne, and husband, Jeff Coeburn; one granddaughter, Heather Michelle Taylor, Jacksonville, NC; two great-granddaughters, Rylee Trent and Emerie Taylor; one great-grandson, Kaenon Sturgill; one sister, Wanda Darnell and husband, Darrell, Dungannon, VA; one brother, Jimmie Begley, NC; a special niece Betty Freeman; several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Gladys Margaret Babb will be held on Sunday May 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stacy Vanover officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Saturday after 6:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Raymond Ezra Wright

 

Raymond Ezra Wright

Coeburn, VA ~ Raymond Ezra Wright, 90 passed away Friday, April 29, 2016 at Mountain View Medical Center in Norton Virginia.
    Raymond was a retired employee of Clinchfield Coal Co.
    He was the son of the late Emory H. Wright and Sally Alba Wright; also preceded in death by his wife, Violet Boatwright Wright; three sisters, Muriel Catherine Amburgey, Elma Mullins and Sally Elizabeth Long; a brother, Earl A. Wright.
    Survivors include three daughters, Jeanette (Mickey) Bond, and Rita (Randy) Tiller, both of Coeburn, and Sandra (Paul) Parrish, Spartaburg, SC; a son, Kenneth Wright, Coeburn; four sisters, Mae Huffman, Lebanon, Ruth Mullins, St. Paul, Irene Robinette, Midway, TN and Shirley Mulheron, Woodbridge, VA; two brothers, Bert Wright and Roger Wright both of Greenville, TN; several grandchildren, several great grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Raymond Ezra Wright will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Crawford and Brother Ralph Wells officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday after 6:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home until service time. Entombment will be Monday, May 2, 2016 at Temple Hill Memorial Park.The family will meet at the funeral home and leave processing at 11 AM.  Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


 


May 2016

 

Laura Leigh Newman

 

 

Laura Leigh Newman

Coeburn, VA ~ Laura Leigh Newman, 53 passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at her residence in Coeburn Virginia.
    She was the daughter of the Carolyn Jean Baker.
   Survivors include sister, Kelly Miller, and husband, Bill, Damascus, VA; brothers, Jason Baker, Coeburn and Donald Ray Newman and wife, Karen, Denver, NC; Step-Father, Royce Baker; Niece, Catherine Newman; nephews, Grayson Keith Baker, Hayden Miller and William Newman.

   Visitation Laura Leigh Newman will be held Friday, May 6, 2016 after 5:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home. Laura's wishes were to be cremated. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


James Milford Surgener

 

James Milford Surgener

Coeburn, VA ~ James "Jim" Milford Surgener, 85 went to be with his Lord Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Wellmount Mountain View Medical Center in Norton, Virginia.
   He ran the race and finished his course and kept the faith.
   He went home to be with his Lord and Saviour and his beloved Mother and his loving wife, Rita.
   Brother Jimmy attended the Banner Revival Center. He was a Missionary and a minister of the Gospel.
   His message was heard around the world. He did radio and TV ministery and wrote several books as he was inspired of the Lord.
   Brother Jimmy loved the old hymms as they were sung. The Lord has been so good to me. His word my hope secures. He will my shield and portion be as long as life endures and now as his path has ended here.
   We at Banner Revival Center and the friends and neighbors say our good-bys here look for us to meet you there on that gloris morning.
   He was the son of the late Aurban Estie Surgener and Willie Surgener;also preceded in death by his wife, Rita Hargraves Surgener.
   we want to say special thanks to Brother Robert and Patsy Amburgey Louie Mays, Leon Sexton, Brother Philip Bates, who did his TV taping and Pastor R.L. Crawford.

   Visitation for Brother Jimmy will be held Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 12 Noon til service time. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Phillip Bates and Pastor R.L. Crawford officiating. Burial will follow at 3: 00 PM at Powell Valley Cemetery in Dryden, VA.


Rita Sharon Edwards Perrigan

 

Rita Sharon Perrigan

Coeburn, VA ~ Rita Sharon Edwards Perrigan, 58 Passed away  Friday, May 6, 2016 at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol Tennessee.
    She was the daughter of the late Bennett  Edwards and Emmaline Ebbie Edwards.
   Survivors include one son, James Arthur Perrigan, Coeburn; four sisters, Margie Edwards, Janice Fugate, and Brenda Stanley all of Coeburn and Zelma Orfield, Kingsport, TN; two special nieces, Faith pridemore and Charity pridemore both of Coeburn; several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Rita Sharon Perrigan will be held on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Elders David O'Quinn, Eddie Newsome and Danny Yates officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday after 10:00 A.M. till service time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Jessica Leola Robinette

 

Jessica Leola Robinette

Coeburn, VA ~ Jessica Leola Robinette, 38 passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol Tennessee.
    She was the daughter of the late Danny Louis Robinette; also preceded in death by her brother, Seth Robinette.
    Survivors include her mother, Patricia Robinette, Coeburn; a sister, Angela Robinette, Coeburn; son, Jonah Robinette, Coeburn; a niece Carra and nephew, Noah and several aunts and uncles.

   Funeral services for Jessica Leola Robinette will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Curtis Bond officiating. Burial will be 11 AM Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Edwards Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday after 5:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home. The family will meet at the funeral home and leave in procession at 11 AM on Thursday. The family will meet at Angela's house after the burial. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Robert Clarence Pickett

 

Robert Clarence Pickett

Coeburn, VA ~ Robert Clarence  Pickett, 63 passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City Tennessee.
    He was the son of the late Kenneth Hubert Pickett and Mattie Litton Pickett; also preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Pickett; a brother, Danny Keith Pickett and grandson, David Edward Pickett, Jr.
    Survivors include two sons, Robert Douglas Pickett and wife, Brenda Gray Pickett, Knoxville, TN and David Edward Pickett and wife, Barbara Ann Pickett Coeburn; two sisters, Brenda Gail Duty, and Eunice Ray Robinson both of Castlewood; a brother, Kenneth Wayne Pickett, Coeburn; 7 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Robert Clarence Pickett will be held on Thursday May 12, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donnie Pickett officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Thursday after 12 Noonuntil funeral time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expense.


Brenda Faye Roberts Hamilton

 

Brenda Faye Hamilton

Coeburn, VA ~ Brenda Faye Roberts Hamilton, 67 passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport Tennessee.
    She was the daughter of the late Thomas Wilmer Roberts and Reba Marie Roberts; also preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Ann Roberts.
    Survivors include her husband, Everette Hamilton, Jr., Coeburn; two sons, Keith Everette Hamilton, Sr., Coeburn and Kevin Dewayne Hamilton, Highland Springs, VA; daughter-in-law, Tiffany Laverne Hamilton, Coeburn; two sisters, Barbara Frantz, and Nancy Kelley, both of Salem, VA; grandchildren, Keith Everette, Jr., Crystal Michella, Derrick Alexander, Nicholas Allen, Madison Skylar, and Terrence Thomas Hamilton; great grandchildren Harley Jean Hamilton; several nieces and nephews.

   Brenda's wishes were to be cremated. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


William (Bill) Milton Fleenor, Jr.

 

William (Bill) Milton Fleenor

Abingdon, VA ~ William (Bill) Milton Fleenor, Jr.,  55 passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 at his residence in Abingdon Virginia.
    He was the son of the late William Milton Fleenor, Sr.
    Survivors include beloved mother, Sandra Fleenor, Abingdon; Amelia Wolfe Fleenor, mother of daughters, Emily Sue Fleenor and Megan Louisa Fleenor,  all of Abingdon; aunt, Melanie Hale Light, Abingdon; uncle, Donnie Joe Hale, Marietta, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

   Visitation for William (Bill) Milton Fleenor will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 after 6:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home Chapel and funeral services will be held at 8:00 PM with Pastor Stephen Talbert officiating. Burial will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn,VA.


Ralph Wayne Buchanan

 

Ralph Wayne Buchanan

Coeburn, VA ~ Ralph Wayne  Buchanan, 62 passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at his residence in Coeburn, Virginia.
    He was a former employee of the State of Virginia, Red Onion Prison.
    Ralph was the son of the late Grover Lee Buchanan and Bernice Odle Buchanan.
    Survivors include daughters, April Dawn Buchanan, FL and Angel Whitcomb, Westfield, NY; three sisters, Shirley Blevins, Coeburn, Ruth Nestor, and Joyce King all of Coeburn; three brothers, Donald Buchanan, Oak Harbor, OH, Willard Buchanan and Hershel Buchanan, both of Coeburn; 7 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Ralph Wayne Buchanan will be held on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Les Ritchie officiating. Burial will follow at Buchanan Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday after 5:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Doris Bernice Davis

 

Sissy Davis

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:1-2 KJV

What a life. What an eternal life! Sissy Davis, also known as Doris Bernice, ended phase 1 on Friday, May 20, 2016 and began phase 2 for which there is no end. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tinky (Richard) Davis, her father and mother, Vern Kiser and Lily Richardson, a brother, Jack Kiser, two sisters, Dorothy Keyser and Janice Mullins, and a special friend Lea Masters. She is survived by a daughter, Joni Richard of Cottonwood CA, and two sons and daughters in law, Charlie and Patti Davis, Fishkill NY, Richard and Susan Davis, Jonesville, VA, grandchildren, great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, and three sisters, Alice and husband Bill Slaughter, Jerri and husband Wayne Meyers, and Charlotte Faye Weber. Sissy was a child of the Great Depression, being born November 3, 1929, 4 days after the Wall Street crash. Growing up poor, there was abundant love in the Kiser household. She remembered lots of cousins, carrying water, searching for red cedar Christmas trees, hearing the radio announce the Pearl Harbor bombing, and walking across a coal waste pile to Toms Creek School. She marveled that a son helped reclaim the pile some 60 years later. In 1949, she met and married a WW2 sailor of the greatest generation, and they proceeded to raise their 3 children. Sissy and Tinky camped and fished, and always insisted their children attend Sunday school. Sissy was a devoted caregiver for Tinky as he suffered and died from black lung disease. After his death in 1983, Sissy struggled with alcoholism but eventually defeated it with the help of AA and a higher power. Even though dementia robbed her life of joy in her later years, she also defeated it with the help of the higher power. Through the fog of this terrible disease and in the deepest core of her memory, she was able to remember and sing three hymns: Amazing Grace, When We All Get To Heaven, and Jesus Loves Me. Some things are truly, and simply unforgettable. Amazing. Amen.

   The family wishes to thank the staff and residents of the Kingston Center in Duffield, Virginia for the care and kindness.

   The family will celebrate her life at 11 AM, Saturday, May 28 at the Jonesville First United Methodist Church in Jonesville, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you pray and ask God's guidance to show love for one another, just as Christ loves us (John 13:34-35). And, hug a parent or child, or both if you are so fortunate.


David McKinley Collins

 

David McKinley Collins

St. Paul, VA ~ David McKinley Collins, 62 passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the Hospice House at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tennessee.
    He was a retired employee of Flatwoods Job Corp.
    He was the son of the late William McKinley Collins and Rosie Belle Sanders Collins.
    Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Joan Collins, St. Paul, three daughters, Diana Collins, Roanoke, VA, Juanita Collins, and Kayla Collins, both of St. Paul Step-Daughter, Tonya Shelton; a brother, Billy Collins, St. Paul, VA, a grandson, Landyn McKnight, Roanoke.

   Visitation for David McKinley Collins will be held on Tuesday May 31, 2016 after 5:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home Chapel and funeral services will be at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home with Brother Robert Ledford Rev. Curtis Bond officiating. Burial will be 2:00 PM Wednesday June 1, 2016 at McCoy Cemetery. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



June 2016

 

Joe C. McCoy

 

Joe Ceffice McCoy

St. Paul, VA ~ Joe C. McCoy, 76 passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016 at his residence in St. Paul, Virginia with his family at his side.
    He was a retired employee of VICC after 33 years.
    He was the son of the late Hubert Hershel McCoy and Hazel Ethel Keith McCoy; late wife and mother of his children, Eva Joyce Meade McCoy; a daughter, Paula Joyce McCoy; a son, Louis McCoy; a brother, Bobby McCoy; two granddaughters, Rain and Angel.
    Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Evans, and husband, David, St. Paul and Melanie Dorton, and husband, Travis, Dungannon; two sons, Joe E. McCoy, and wife, Stanique, Frisco, TX and Carter McCoy and wife, Donna, St. Paul; five brothers, Hershel McCoy and William McCoy Sr., Nora, Larry McCoy,  Coeburn, Paul McCoy, Wise and Wayne McCoy, Castlewood; 3 granddaughters, Rachel Evans, Stephanie McCoy and Tehya McCoy and future granddaughter; grandsons, Stephen McCoy, Torin McCoy and Nathan Dorton; step granddaughter, Danielle Papenfus; step grandson, Justin Lester; 3 step great grandchildren, Ethan, Lilly and Adalee; two uncles, Lincoln Keith and McArthur Keith.

   Funeral services for Joe Ceffice McCoy will be held on Wednesday June 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Alvin Meade and Rev. Tommy Kiser officiating. Burial will be Thursday June 16, 2016 at McCoy Family Cemetery on Brushy Ridge. The family will meet at the funeral home and leave in procession at 1:00 PM. Visitation will be held Wednesday after 5:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home until funeral time. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to charity of choice. Special thanks to Hope and Freda and Wellmont Hospice. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



Buford Ray Caldwell

 

Buford Ray Caldwell

Coeburn, VA ~ Buford Ray Caldwell, 67 passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport Tennessee.
    He was the son of the late Carl Caldwell and Dixie Caldwell.
    Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie Lee Caldwell, Sandusky, OH; two sons, Bufford Ray 'Fuzzy' Caldwell Jr., Norwalk, OH and Carl Dale Thorpe; a brother, Robert Caldwell, Rogersville, TN; very special aunt, Polly Proulex, Coeburn; 8 grandchildren; several cousins, aunts and uncles.

   Memorial services for Buford Ray Caldwell will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Point of Life Ministry with Pastor Walter Porter officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 noon til service time. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


 


July 2016

 

Larry Bruce Sexton

 

Larry Bruce Sexton

Weber City, VA ~ Larry Bruce Sexton, 54 passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016 in Castlewood, Virginia.
    Survivors include his mother, Liza Sexton, Wise; a daughter, Wendy (Tim) Brooke Barrett, Kingsport, TN; a son, Bruce Lee Sexton, Kingsport, TN; a grandson, Ethan Edward Gibson, Kingsport; three sisters, Alice Mae (Johnny Mac) Freeman, Weber City, Margie Marie Castle, Coeburn, and Helen Loretta Conner, Wise; four brothers, Estle Harrison (Louise) Castle, Coeburn, George 'Benny' (Judy) Castle, Kingsport, TN, Dallas Ray (Jenny) Castle, Fort Blackmore, and Floyd Ernest Castle, Lexington Park, MD; fiancee, Angie Harvey, Castlewood; sepcial friends, Terry Hilton, Bill Boggs, Greg Parker and his friends in the logging business; several nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

   Funeral services for Larry Bruce Sexton will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Buchanan officiating. Burial will be at Sexton Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5 PM to service time. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Betty Ruth Mullins

 


Betty Ruth Mullins

St. Paul, VA ~ Betty Ruth Wright Mullins, 74 passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Heritage Hall Health Care Center in Big Stone Gap Virginia.
    She was the daughter of the late Emory H. Wright and Sally Alba McReynolds Wright; also preceded in death by her husband, James Harlen Mullins; sisters, Muriel Catherine Amburgey, Elma Mullins, Sally Elizabeth Long and Mae Huffman; two brothers, Raymond Ezra Wright, and Earl Argilis Wright.
    Survivors include two sons, Gregory Harlen Mullins and Michael James Mullins both of St. Paul; two sisters, Irene Robinette, Midway, TN and Shirley Mulheron, Woodbridge, VA; two brothers, Garland Bert Wright, Greenville, TN and Roger Wright, Greenville, TN; 4 Grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Betty Ruth Mullins will be held on Thursday July 7, 2016 at 8:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Estep officiating. Burial will be 11 AM Friday, July 8, 2016 at Skeens Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday after 6:00 P.M. until funeral time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Scottie Lee Hughes

 

Scottie Lee Hughes

Coeburn, VA ~ Scottie Lee Hughes, 50 passed away Friday, July 15, 2016 at Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Virginia.
    He was the son of the late Herbert Cecil Hughes, also preceded in death by brothers, B. Randy Hughes and Billy Joe Hughes.
    Survived by his wife, Tara Hughes, Coeburn; mother, Mary B. Hughes, Coeburn; a daughter, Hannah Marie Hughes, Wise; a son, Randy Hughes , Coeburn; a brother, Ricky Allen (Tammie) Hughes, St. Paul; extended family, Ashley Cochran, Lebanon; nieces, Heather Laney. Mindy Hughes and Rendy Hughes; nephew, Heath Hughes.


   Funeral services for Scottie Lee Hughes will be held on Tuesday July 19, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Walter Porter officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday after 5:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Frances Marie Adams

 

Frances Marie Adams

Valdosta, GA - Frances Marie Adams, 74 of Valdosta, was called home by her  heavenly father on July 29, 2016.
   Born in Coeburn, VA to the late Bessie Young Boggs and Oliver Carl Boggs, Sr., She lived in Valdosta for many years. She was a homemaker and an avid gardener, she loved working outside. Mrs. Adams had a generous heart and was always willing to help others.
   She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Allan Adams of Valdosta; her daughter and son-in-law, Sonya and Daryl Lackey; her grandson, Sean Lackey who she loved dearly, all who live in Valdosta. also surviving are her three sisters and brothers-in-law, Libby and Mike Smith of Coeburn, VA, Marie and Bobby Couch of Coeburn, VA and Eunice and Charlie Miller of Castlewood, VA; two brothers, Joe Boggs of Leesburg, GA and Oliver Boggs of Brushy Ridge, VA and many nieces and Nephews.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Dennis, Donald, Carson, Ralph and Jimmy Boggs and a sister, Helen Boggs.

   Funeral services for Mrs. Adams will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 at Estes Funeral Home Chapel in Coeburn, VA with Rev. R.L. Crawford officicting, Burial will follow in Greenwood Acres Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Coeburn after 5 PM on Tuesday. Condolences may ve conveyed to the family at www.mclanecares.com. Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn, VA is in charge of arrangements.


James Edward "Jim" Mann

 

James Edward "Jim" Mann

Coeburn, VA ~ James Edward "Jim" Mann, 94 passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Heritage Hall Health Care Center in Wise Virginia.
    He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, born Feb. 22, 1922. He was the son of the late Bernard Mann and Daisy Osborne Mann. On March 13, 1941, at the age of 19, he enlisted in the Army.
    He served thirty-six months in Newfoundland in Company M, 805th Military Police Battalion. From there he was stationed in New York in Company C, 786th Military Police Battalion. From New York, he was sent to Scotland where he stayed 3 months. His duties there were guarding German Prisoners of War.
   James man received the American Defense Service Medal with a Bronze Star, American Theater Service Ribbon, and the European-African-Middle Eastern Servic Ribbon.
   Also preceded in death by 2 brothers and 5 sisters.
    Survivors include two daughters, Judy Charlotte Page, and Linda Karns, both of Coeburn; two sons, Frank Mann, and Danny Mann, both of Coeburn; six grandchildren, Mike, Shannon, Sheena, Kathy, Becky and Cody; 9 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; special friend Jona Amburgey; several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for James Edward Mann will be held on Wednesday,  August 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Crawford officiating. Burial will be Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Corder Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday after 5:00 P.M. until service time at Estes Funeral Home. Military graveside services will be furnished by Coeburn VFW. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


 


August 2016

 

James Sylvester Cook

 

James Sylvester Cook

Coeburn, VA ~ James Sylvester Cook, 59 passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Mountain View Medical Center in Norton Virginia.
    He was the son of the late James Henry Cook, also preceded in death by a grandson, Wesley Newman.
    Survivors include his mother, Elsie Cook, Coeburn; a daughter, Christina Wilson, Coeburn; a sister, Dorothy N. Greear, Coeburn; a brother, Lester Cook, Montcalm, WV; his companion, Kitty Clark; two granddaughters, Konstence Brand and Ivy Brand, both of Coeburn; a grandson, T.J.Newman, Coeburn; two step-daughters, Tamara and Chasity Clark, both of Coeburn; a step-son, B.J. Clark, Coeburn; several family, friends, nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for James Sylvester Cook will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. R. L. Crawford officiating. Burial will follow at the Harvey Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday after 5:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Johnny Elmer Adkins

 

Johnny Elmer Adkins

Coeburn, VA ~ Johnny Elmer Adkins, 54 passed away Friday, August 12, 2016 at Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Virginia.
    He was the son of the late William Jess Adkins and Mary Elizabeth Hale Adkins; also preceded in death by three sisters, Janice Marie Mullins, Sylvinia Loretta Jenkins and Martha Caroline Stapleton; two brothers, Thomas Edward Adkins and Jessie James Adkins.
    He is survived by a daughter, Angel Adkins, Coeburn; two sons, Christopher Moore and Steven Moore, both of Coeburn; five sisters, Kathy 'Lois' Plaster, and Judy Yates both of Coeburn, Ruth Hamm, Hallsboro, NC, Melissa Culbertson, Appalachia, and Joyce Mullins, Clintwood; two  brothers, Marcus Adkins, Coeburn, and David Adkins, Nora; 7 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Johnny Elmer Adkins will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Dearry officiating. Visitation will be held after 5:00 P.M. until funeral time at Estes Funeral Home. Burial will be Wednesday August 17, 2016 at Hale Cemetery. The family will meet at the funeral home at 2 PM and leave in procession to the cemetery. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Carlos Edward 'Cookie' Hileman

 

Carlos Edward 'Cookie' Hileman

Coeburn, VA ~ Carlos Edward 'Cookie' Hileman, 60 was called home to be with the Lord Tuesday, August 23, 2016 from his home.
    He was born March 11, 1956 in Wise County Virginia, the son of the late William Harrison Hileman, Sr. and Anna Hileman.
    He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Anne Odle Hileman; two daughters, Lenora Vance, Cincinnatti, OH and Sarah Young and husband, Jon, St. Paul; one son, Josh Hileman and fiance, Amanda Brooks, Coeburn; four brothers, William Hileman Jr. and wife, Pat, Castlewood, Blaine Hileman and wife, Shirley, Castlewood, Roger Hileman and wife, Corine, and Danny Hileman all of St. Paul; four sisters, Marie Johnson and Shirley Akers, both of St. Paul, Connie Ryon, Dandridge, TN and Shelia Salyer and husband, Dwight Castlewood; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
    He worked in the coal industry for 35 years.
    Husband, Dad, Brother, Friend who was loved by all who he met in his life journey. He was a man to be admired; always there to lend a helping hand or a shoulder to lean on. He was humble, kind and gracious to all. Our precious 'Cookie' is in Heaven now with his Mom and Dad.

   Visitation for Carlos Edward "Cookie" Hileman will be held after 6 P.M. on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Estes Funeral Home Chapel and funeral services at 8:00 P.M.  with Pastor Randy Moore officiating. Burial will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, August 26, 2016 at Hileman Family Cemetery in St. Paul, VA. Pallbearers will be Josh Hileman, Jon Young, Bud Moore, Billy Hileman, Matthew Hileman and Elliot Sullivan. Honorary pallbearers are; Michael Salyer, Mark Salyer, Kenneth Hileman, Kevin Hileman, Danny Lee Hileman, Gary Winebarger, Harold Glover, Dink Glover and Caleb Lane and Nathan McConnell. A special thank you to the ALS Association and the nurses and therapists that have been by his side through his battle with ALS. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Bailey Ray Taylor

 

Bailey Ray Taylor

Wise, VA ~ Bailey Ray Taylor, 74 passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol Tennessee.
   Bailey was a retired employee of Armour Foods in Norton after about 30 years. 
   He was the son of the late Robert Taylor, Sr. and Mollie Stapleton Taylor; also preceded in death by a son, Kevin Taylor; four sisters, Otillia, Bertha, Juanita and Margaret; six brothers, James Taylor, Clayton Taylor, Charlie Taylor, Jack Taylor, Robert Taylor Jr. and Dock Taylor.
   Survivors include his spouse, Shirley Taylor, Wise, VA; a son, Ryan Taylor and wife, Kim, Wise, VA; two sisters, Laura Jacobs, Wise, and Leah Davis, Richmond, VA; 4 grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews; and a friend of many.

   Bailey's wishes were to be cremated and a private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave. NE, Coeburn, VA.


 


September 2016

 

Rev. Elsie Harvey Cook

 

Rev. Elsie Cook

Coeburn, VA ~ Rev. Elsie Harvey Cook, 89 went to be with the Lord, Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee.
    She was the pastor of Community Last Days Church since 1968.
    She was the daughter of the late Emmett Pridemore Harvey and Vesta Mae Harvey; also preceded in death by her husband, James H. Cook and a son, James S. Cook.
    Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy N. Greear and husband, Ernest P. Greear, Jr., Coeburn; a son, Lester Cook and wife, Carol, Montcalm, WV; five sisters, Retha Younce, Crystal Rock, OH, Lucille Beavers, Castlewood, Anna Lou Smith, Dora May Brummett and Lilly Jacobs and husband, Willie Jacobs, all of Coeburn; two brothers, Thomas Harvey and wife, Madeline Harvey, Castilia, OH and Danny Harvey and wife, Anne Harvey, Plymouth, OH; Kitty Clark, companion of James S. Cook; 11 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 11 great-great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Elsie Cook will be held on Monday, September 5, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Community Last Days Church with Rev. Jack Calhoun officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held at the Church Saturday after 6 PM and Sunday Anytime. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 high Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Jona Amburgey

 

Jona Silas Amburgey

Coeburn, VA ~ Jona Amburgey, 91 passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at his daughter's residence in Coeburn, Virginia.
    He was a former employee of Clinchfield Coal Company and the Wise County Sheriff Department. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was an avid farmer.
    Jona was the son of the late John Robert Amburgey and Melvina Mullins Amburgey; also preceded in death by his wife, Marie Massie Amburgey, two  sisters, Elva J. Powers, Mary Avia Funk and June DeHart; special friend, Jim Mann.
    Survivors include daughters, Linda (Troy) Freeman, Coeburn and Amy (Danny) Burke; a son, Robert (Patsy) Amburgey, Coeburn; a sister, Opal Geneva Salyers, Abingdon; several grandchildren, several great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

   Visitation for Jona Silas Amburgey will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2016 after 5:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home Chapel and funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM with Rev. Nolan Stanley and Rev. R. L. Crawford officiating. Entombment will be 11 AM Friday, September 16, 2016 at Temple Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Joyce Joan Easterling

 

Joyce Joan Easterling

Coeburn, VA ~ Joyce Joan Hall Easterling, 87 passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Heritage Hall Health Care Center in Wise Virginia.
    She was the daughter of the late John Kindall Hall and Medford Susie Hall; also preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Easterling and a son, Thomas Harvey Easterling.
    Joyce is survived by one son, Gary W. Easterling and wife Joyce, Coeburn; three sisters, Mrs. Saul Grandinetti, Clifton, NJ, Julia Trent Van Zant and Virginia Mabry, both of Coeburn; a brother, Kenneth J. Hall, Melborne, FL;, two granddaughters, Mirandy Rose and Emily Penniman, both of Coeburn; two grandsons, Luke Penniman and Matthew Rose, Coeburn; three great-granddaughters, Molly Rose. Marybelle Rose and Mina Rose, all of Coeburn; one great-grandson, Elijah Harvey Penniman; several nieces and nephews.

   Visitation for Joyce Joan Easterling will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2016 after 5:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home Chapel and funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM with Rev. Leslie Ritchie and Rev. Tommy Kiser officiating. The family will meet at the Hall Family Cemetery for burial at 11 AM Monday, September 26, 2016.  Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Stewart Wayne Markham

 

Stewart Wayne Markham

Coeburn, VA ~ Stewart Wayne Markham, 73 passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at his residence in Coeburn, Virginia.
    He was a former employee of Virginia Dept. of Highways.
    He was the son of the late Paul Wolf Markham and Geneva Bernett Markham; also preceded in death by a brother, Leon Markham.
    Survivors include, Coeburn, VA, two sons, Brian Markham and caregiver, Linda Markham, and Billy Markham all of Coeburn; a sister, Letta M. Culbertson, Coeburn; a granddaughter, Kaela Stokes, Gate City; a grandson, Benjamin Markham, Coeburn; three great grandchildrenn, Scarlette, Noah and Jocelyn Mays who brought him so much love and joy.

Honoring his wishes he will be cremated and there will be no services. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


 


October 2016

 

Lody Bob Salyers
 


  Lody Bob Salyers

Coeburn, VA - Lody Bob Salyers went home to be with his Lord on Monday, October 3, 2016.
   Lody loved his family, his friends, and his country.
   He served in the Army during World War II. He was a retired coal miner after 42 years in the coal mines. Lody attended Morning Star Full Gospel Church of Castlewood, VA and First Baptist Church of Coeburn, VA.
   He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Effie Addington Salyers. Lody is survived by his four daughters: Valice Toney and husband Fred; Diana Salyer and husband Terry; and Lois Salyers all of Coeburn, VA and Sherry Lyttle and husband Jim of Castlewood, VA. He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Joe Toney, Travis Toney, Angela Taylor, Andrea Jacquess, Jennifer Collins, Courtney Salyer, Sarah Helton, and Shiloh Lyttle; 16 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; one sister, Alma Varney of Belfry, KY; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and family.

   Funeral services for Lody Bob Salyers will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Estes Funeral Home with Rev. Marvin Cain and Rev. Jim Lyttle officiating. Burial will follow at Temple Hill Memorial Park with military graveside honors given by Lebanon VFW. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 6, 2016 after 6:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home or anytime at the home of his daughter, Lois Salyers.  Burial will follow at Temple Hill Memorial Park with military graveside honors given by Lebanon VFW. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 6, 2016 after 6:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home or anytime at the home of his daughter, Lois Salyers. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



Donald Edward Tucker. Sr.







Donald Edward Tucker, Sr.

Rowe, VA ~ Donald Edward Tucker, Sr. 69 passed away Monday, October 3, 2016 at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol Tennessee.
   He was a former resident of Coeburn and the son of the late Bascom E. Tucker and Belvia Mae Tucker; also preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy Tucker and Billy Tucker.
   Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Mullins, Nora; two sons, Donald E. Tucker Jr., Rogersville, TN and Steven Matthew Tucker, Clincho, VA; four sisters, Dolly Elizabeth Gibson, Francis Tucker, and Nancy Trent, all of Coeburn and Shirley Turner, Nickelsville, VA; his companion, Sylvia Dye; step children, Chester Dye, Linda Meadows, Carolyn Whited and Melissa Dye.

Honoring Donald Edward Tucker, Sr. wishes were to be cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



Brandon Jeffery Lee





Brandon Jeffery Lee

Nora, VA ~ Brandon Jeffery Lee, 30 passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at his residence in Nora, Virginia.
   Survivors include his mother, Reginia Yates and step-father, Ronnie Yates, Coeburn; father, Jeffery Lee, Nora, a sister, Brandi Vanover and brother-in-law, Matthew Vanover, St. Paul; grandfather, Raymond Carty, Coeburn, two nephews, Brody Vanover and Cacen Vanover both of St. Paul; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

   Graveside services and burial for Brandon Jeffery Lee will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Maple Grove Cemetery on Sandy Ridge. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.




Richard Bruce Hayes



Richard Bruce Hayes

Castlewood, VA ~ Richard Bruce Hayes, 42 passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 at his sisters residence in Bristol Tennessee.
   Survivors include his father, Farell Hayes and step-mother, Glenda Hayes, Coeburn; mother, Teresa Kiser, Dungannon; step-father, Johnny Kiser; grandmother, Bernice Evans, St. Paul; a daughter, Megan Hayes, St. Paul, sister, Rebecca Ruth Hayes, and companion, Jody Powers, Bristol, TN; 2 step-sisters, Betty Fay Baugus and Rebecca Moore; a step brother, Larry Baugus, Jr.; a special friend, Bo Lee, St. Paul; 1 niece, 1 nephews, several aunts & uncles.

Funeral services for Richard Bruce Hayes will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Higher Ground Church on Sandy Ridge with Rev. Billy Carty and Rev. Alvin Meade officiating. Burial will follow at Hayes Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday after 5:00 P.M. at Higher Ground Church. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



Courtney Jade Brooks Sexton





Courtney Jade Brooks Sexton

Morristown, TN ~ Courtney Jade Brooks Sexton, 31, passed away, Tuesday,October 18, 2016 in Morristown, Tennessee.
   She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Hershel (Buddy) Brooks, Sr.
   Survivors include her husband, Terry Shane Sexton, Morristown, TN; two sons, Brayden Sexton, and Koltyn Sexton, both of Morristown, TN; mother, Tammy Brooks, Morristown, TN; father, Hershel Ray Brooks Jr., Coeburn, VA; four brothers, Joshua (Ashley) Brooks, Lebanon, VA, Cody (Bittni) Anderson, Morristown, Brady Anderson, and Brad Anderson, all of Morristown, TN; grandfather, Larry Crabtree, Rutledge, TN; grandmothers, Glenna Brooks, Coeburn,VA, Joyce Larkins, Rogersville, TN and Barbara Crabtree, Rutledge, TN; great-grandmother, Eva Cook, Whitesburg, KY; 3 nieces, Kylan, Daycian and Ava; 2 nephews, Kaidus and Khristian; special cousin, Sheri & Cameron Love; several aunts, uncles,cousins and friends.

   Visitation for Courtney Jade Sexton will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 after 5:00 P.M.at Estes Funeral Home Chapel and funeral services at 6:30 PM with Greg Crabtree, R.L. Crawford & Jerry Collier officiating. Burial will be Sunday October 23, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens in Coeburn. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



Irene Hughes Moore






Irene Hughes Moore

Coeburn, VA ~ Margaret Irene Hughes Moore, 85 passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Wellmount Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.
   She was the daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth Dykes; also preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Moore; sons, Emmitt Roosevelt Moore and Hubert Anthony Moore; sister, Ruth Lawson; three brothers, Carl Eugene Hughes, Richard Leon Dykes Sr. and Billie Franklin Dykes Sr.
   Survivors include seven daughters, Rhonda (David) Castle, Mary Ann Plumley, Rachael Baker, Shirley (Ricky) Sexton, Rebecca Bullion, Catherine Elder and Gloria (Larry) Ritchie, all of Coeburn; son-in-law, Chad Baker, Norton; two sisters, Loretta Wright, Wise, and Shirley Ricketts, Alexandria, VA; a brother, Thurman Dykes, Coeburn; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Margaret Irene Moore will be held on Monday, October 24, 2016 11:00 AM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Johnny Adkins and Rev. David Castle officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Sunday after 6:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Ethelyn Evans







ETHELYN EVANS (Age 81) went home to be with her Lord on October 23, 2016.
   She was preceded in death by her husband Julius F (Duke) Evans.
   She was the beloved mother of two daughters, Lisa Kay Lennett (Michael) and Linda Donaldson-Bronder (Steve), both of Burke, VA. Also survived by five grandchildren; one brother, James Turner (Pat); four sisters-in-law: Fran Turner, Buena Evans, Fay Wilmouth, Bernice Evans; one brother-in-law, Randle Evans (Darius); many nieces and nephews; and many loving friends.

Visitation was on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA. A Funeral Service will be held at Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel with burial to follow at Arlington National Cemetery on December 1 at 9:00 AM. Donations may be made to: Lincolnia United Methodist Church.








November 2016

Wilson Edward McCarty



Wilson Edward McCarty

Coeburn, VA ~ Wilson Edward McCarty, 89 passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Heritage Hall Health Care Center in Big Stone Gap Virginia.
   He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the WW 2.
   He was the son of the late James Absolum McCarty and Evelyn Luvicy McCarty; also preceded in death by his wife, Glady Rose McCarty; three sisters, Glenden Stallard, Dorothy McCarty and Nellie McCarty; six brothers, Jack Lee McCarty, Rhex McCarty, Raymond McCarty, Tommy McCarty, Billy McCarty and Vernoy Reuben McCarty.
   Survivors include a daughter, Kelly Lee Lamb, Blackwater, VA; a sister, Mary Catherine McCarty, Blountville, TN; a brother, Jimmy McCarty, Columbus, OH; grandchildren, Lawanna Mae McConnell, Jerry Wayne Sluss, Danny Lee Sluss and Goldie Leona Sluss; 5 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

   Visitation for Wilson E. McCarty will be held Friday, November 11, 2016 after 6:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home Chapel and funeral service will be at 7:00 P.M. with Rev. Wayne McCarty and Rev. Leslie Ritchie officiating. Burial will be 11:00 A.M. at McCarty Cemetery in Coeburn, VA on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Coeburn VFW will give military graveside rites. The family will meet at the funeral home and leave in procession. Arrangements are being handled by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave. NE, Coeburn, VA.


Clara Salyers



Clara Zola Salyers

Coeburn, VA ~ Clara Zola Payne Salyers, 79 went home to be with the Lord Thursday, November 10, 2016 surrounded by her family.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Salyers; a daughter, Jennifer Osborne Eaton; infant grandson, Donald Ray Osborne, Jr.
   Survived by two daughters, Wanda Pannell, and son-in-law, Ricky and Carolyn Osborne, and son-in-law, Franky, all of Coeburn, three sisters, Roxie Mitchell, Coeburn, Loretta Sutphen and Eula Richardson, both of Sandusky, OH; 6 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, friends and family.

   Visitation for Clara Zola Salyers will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 after 6:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home Chapel and funeral services will be at 7:00 PM with Rev. Ralph Wells and Rev. Curtis Bond officiating. Burial will be 1:00 P.M. Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Edwards Cemetery. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Brother James "Jimmy" Fredrick Large





 Brother James 'Jimmy' Fredrick Large

Coeburn, VA ~ James 'Jimmy' Fredrick Large, 67 passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016 at his residence in Coeburn Virginia.
   He was the son of the late Curtis Harold Large, Sr. and Colista Large; also preceded in death by brother, Curtis Harold Large Jr.
   Survivors include his wife, Teresa Large, Coeburn; three daughters, Angel Bellamy, Jonesboro, TN; Natasha (Roy) Mullins, St. Paul, and Kassi Large, Coeburn; a son, Christopher Large, Sevierville, TN; two sisters, Gayle Middleton, and Lynn Pauley both of Coeburn, two special buddies, Ronnie & Teddy Green; several nieces and nephews.

   Visitation for James 'Jimmy' Fredrick Large will be held on Monday November 14, 2016 after 5:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home Chapel funeral services at 7:00 PM with Rev. Tom Slemp and Rev. Eddie Rose officiating. Burial will be Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



Lois Loretta Coffee





Lois Loretta Coffey

West Dante, VA ~ Lois Loretta Hill Coffey, 49 born September 30, 1967 in Norton, VA and went to be with the Lord, Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Russell County Medical Center in Lebanon, Virginia.
   Survivors include her husband, Marion 'Skip' Lytton Coffey; mother Lois Louellen Hill, Nora, VA, father Earl Donald Hill, Nora, VA; a daughter Cynna Coffey, and fiance, Jason Gross, St. Paul; son, Brandon Coffey, and wife, Kelly Coffey, Castlewood, step-daughters, Amanda Coffey and wife, Trisha Coffey, Boone, NC, Dana Coffey and Kayla Coffey, both of Statesville, NC; three sisters, Trish Trent and husband, Lanny, St. Paul, Tara Statzer and husband, Randall, Lebanon, and Heather Miller and husband, Jeffery, Kingsport, TN; four brothers, Marcus 'Mark' Hill, and Marcus 'Tank' Hill, both of Nora, Dexter Hill and wife, Cindy and Jody Hill and Michelle, both of Castlewood; 10 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Lois Loretta Coffey will be held on Thursday December 1, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Crawford officiating. Burial will follow Thursday December 1, 2016 at Skeens Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday after 5:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Beatrice Collins




Beatrice Collins

Coeburn, VA ~ Beatrice 'Bobbie' Collins, 81 passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport Tennessee.
   She was the daughter of the late Carl Rufus Sluss and Mable Sluss; also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Collins; two brothers, Rex Sluss and Baze Sluss.
   Survivors include four sisters, Della Bone, Betty Mullins, Louise Sluss and Frances (Don) Collins, all of Coeburn; several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Beatrice Collins will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Lawson officiating. Burial will be Saturday December 3, 2016 at Sexton Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday after 6:00 P.M. until funeral time. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



Heather Marie Humes




Heather Marie Humes

Coeburn, VA ~ Heather Marie Humes, 31 passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol Tennessee.
   She was the daughter of Linzie Morgan Humes and the late Tammy Lee Humes; also preceded in death by grandfather, Dallas Humes; grandmother, Lou Mullins.
   Survivors include her father, Linzie Morgan Humes, fiance, Matthew Ryan Adkins, Coeburn; three daughters, Ashlyn Wireman, Autumn Adkins, and Haylee Adkins all of Coeburn; a son, Michael Humes, Coeburn; a sister, Tabitha Humes, Montana; a brother, Andrew Humes, Wise; grandfather, Douglas Mullins, Luray, VA; two grandmothers, Lisa Adkins, Coeburn and Betty Barton, Mendota.

   Funeral services for Heather Marie Humes will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Lawson officiating. Burial will follow at Adkins Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday after 12:00 Noon until funeral time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.






December 2016

 

Richard Allan Holyfield




Richard Allan Holyfield > 

 Coeburn, VA ~ Richard Allan Holyfield, 51 passed away Friday, December 2, 2016 at Norton Community Hospital in Norton Virginia.
   He was a former employee of Austin Powder in Norton.
   He was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Holyfield.
   Survivors include his wife, Beth Ellen Kennedy Holyfield, Coeburn; mother, Linda Holyfield, Coeburn; father, Troy Holyfield, Coeburn; a daughter, Taylor Danielle Kennedy, Coeburn; two brothers, Steven Holyfield, and David Holyfield, both of Coeburn.

   Funeral services for Richard Allan Holyfield will be held on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 7:30 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darrell Milgrim officiating. Burial will be Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Monday After 6:00 P.M. until funeral time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Charles Wiley Sluss





Charles Wiley Sluss

Norton, VA ~ Charles Wiley Sluss, 69 passed away Friday, December 2, 2016 at his residence in Norton Virginia.
   He was the son of the late Charlie Wayne Sluss and Hazel Octavia Sluss; also preceded in death by a sister, Greta Gay Reece.
   Survivors include a daughter, Hazel McPherson, a son, Charles Paul Sluss; three sisters, Doris Salyers, Coeburn, Emma Jean Creed, Taylor, MI and Christeen Horsley, Rocky Mount, VA; four brothers, Arthur Sluss, Wise, Ralph Sluss, St. Paul, Danny Sluss, Big Stone Gap, and Johnny Sluss, Rocky Mount, NC; special friend, Pat Mays, Norton; 3 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Charles Wiley Sluss will be cremated as his wishes state. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA


Virgil McKinley 'Satan' Stanley





Virgil McKinley 'Satan' Stanley

Coeburn, VA ~ Virgil McKinley 'Satan' Stanley, 85 passed away Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee.
   He was a former employee of Betty Bee Coal Co. He was the son of the late Edgar Stanley and Georgia Cochran Stanley; also preceded in death by two sons, Michael Virgil Stanley and Danny Mack Stanley; four sisters, Nina Stanley, Pauline Stanley, Bertha Kennedy and Sara Rose; two brothers, Paul Stanley, Billy Stanley and Ted Stanley; special friend, Kenny Addair.
   Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Mary Jane Hamilton Stanley; four daughters, Mary Louise (Ronald) Barnette, Dinah (Kenneth) Rose, Anita Stanley and Rose Marie Stanley, all of Coeburn; two sons, Jeff (Sylvia) Stanley and Donnie (Crissy) Stanley, all of Coeburn; 3 brothers, Herbert Stanley, Coeburn, Hobert Stanley, Wise and Joe Stanley, Norton; a sister, Martha June Hamilton, Dickenson Co.; 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren; best friend his dog Toby, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

   A song service for Virgil McKinley 'Satan' Stanley will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Lester Mullins officiating. Burial will be Monday December 12, 2016 at Paul Stanley Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday after 6:00 P.M. until service time at Estes Funeral Home. The family will meet at the funeral home at 12 noon and leave in procession. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Brian Stanley, Jeff Stanley, Cody Stanley, Donnie Brown, Jr., Brandon Stanley, great grandson, Skyler Edwards; honorary pallbearer, Alex Daniel McKinley Stanley Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Harold Estle Hall




Harold Estle Hall

Coeburn, VA ~ Harold Estle Hall, 68 passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia.
   He was the son of the late Robert Lee Hall and Verna Ruth Hall; also preceded in death by a sister, Judy Lee Hall; two brothers, Frank Allen Hall Sr. and Charles Ray Hall.
   Survived by two sisters, Mary Ellen Potter and Linda Faye Potter both of Coeburn; several nieces and nephews.

   Burial will be Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Potter - Hall Cemetery. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.




Patricia Lynn Begley





Patricia Lynn Begley

Nickelsville, VA ~ Patricia Lynn Sexton Begley, 61 passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at her residence in Nickelsville Virginia surrounded by her family.
   She was former employee of Scotty's Market in Dungannon.
   She was born in Wise County VA to the late Marshall Lee Sexton and Audrey Lucille Sexton.
   She was preceded in death by late husband, Larry Begley; sisters, Emma Gibson and Kathy Begley; brother, Shaylor Sexton.
   Left to cherish her memories are her daughter, Amanda Dorton, of the home; sons, Marty (Vickie) Sexton, Coeburn, Joey (Jennifer) Begley, Fall Branch, TN; four sisters, Elsie (John) Baker, Coeburn,Shirley Gibson, Blackstone, Barbara (Jim) Johnson, Surgoinsville, TN and Lorene (Howard) Darnell, Fort Blackmore; five brothers, David Sexton, Nickelsville, Homer (Bonnie) Sexton, Coeburn, Alonzo (Rose Mary) Sexton, Weber City, Richard (Ethel) Sexton, Fort Blackmore, and Elmer (Kendra) Sexton, Fort Blackmore; grandchildren, Joseph Martin and wife, Kayla, Amber Collins, Shaunna Collins and husband, Mikie, Savannah Sexton, Cameron Begley, Chelse Begley, Cheyanne Begley and Joey Begley, Jr.; great grandchildren Layla Martin, Mikayla Martin, Clayton Collins and Kaiden Collins; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
   Special thanks to Dr. Vijay Kumar and staff at Park Ave. Medical Associates in Norton and Wellmont Hematology/Oncology Kingsport and Wellmont Hospice for taking great care of my mother.

   Funeral services for Patricia Lynn Begley will be held on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Darnell and Rev. Jimmy Darnell officiating. Burial will be 1:00 PM Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Sexton-Begley Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday after 5:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home until service time. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Arrangments by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA


Linda Gail Kennedy Hawkins



Linda Gail Hawkins

Coeburn, VA ~ Linda Gail Kennedy Hawkins, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at her residence in Coeburn, Virginia.
   She was a former employee of Daniels Plumbing & Heating in Norton.
   She was preceded in death by her father, O'Hara Kennedy; a son, Clinton Hawkins III and a brother-in-law, Mac Scott.
   Survivors include her husband, Clinton W. Hawkins Jr., Coeburn, VA; mother, Leona Kennedy, Coeburn; two sisters, Renee' Scott, and Denise Chandler, both of Norton; a brother, Rod Kennedy, Richmond, VA; 3 nephews, 1 niece, 1 great nephew and 1 great niece.

   Linda Gail Hawkins request was for a private family service and burial in Greenwood Memorial Gardens in Coeburn. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA



Ivel Lawrence Osborne




Ivel Lawrence Osborne

Coeburn, VA ~ Ivel Lawrence Osborne, 82 went to his heavenly home on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Mountain View Medical Center in Norton Virginia.
   He was a peace time veteran of the U.S. Army.
   He was the son of the late Terry Osborne and Della Maudie Osborne.
   Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Shelba Sloce Osborne; two sons, Kirk (Teresa) Osborne and Jeffrey (Susie) Osborne both of Coeburn; a brother, Emmitt (Macadoo) Osborne, Mansfield, Ohio; a granddaughter, Savannah (Steven) Harvey, Coeburn and their children, Cole and Avery; a step-granddaughter, Heather (Josh) Taylor and her children, Rylee, Kaenon and Emerie.

Funeral services for Ivel Lawrence Osborne will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Lawson and Rev. Stacy Vanover officiating. Burial will follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, after 5:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.