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January 2017

 

John B. Dingus



John Beckley Dingus

Coeburn, VA ~ John Beckley Dingus, 87 passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Mountain View Medical Center in Norton Virginia.
   He was retired coal miner and was a veteran and served with U.S. Air Force.
   He was the son of the late Shade Dingus, Sr, and Mattie Sturgill Dingus; also preceded in death by his wife, Frances Jeweleen Maine Dingus; a son, Donnie Dingus; two grandsons, Matthew Lee Dingus and Jonathan Dingus; four brothers, Joe Carson Dingus Ted Dingus, Frank Dingus and Jack Dingus; five sisters, Beulah Cope, Margot Shular, Mary McConnell, Louise Honaker, Leafy Brewer and Stella Stines.
   Survivors include two daughters, Missy Markham, and husband, Joel, Coeburn and Darlene Dingus, all of Coeburn; a brother, Junior Dingus, New Buffalo, MI; 4 granddaughters, Trina Ritchie and husband, Joe, Nicole Dingus, Brittney Massie and Crystal Gibson and husband, Travis; a grandson, great grandchildren, Karah, Breanna, Hailey, Payge, Isiaah, Hunter and Payton; special niece, Dorothy Casteel.

   Memoral services for John Beckley Dingus will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. R. L. Crawford officiating. Military graveside rites will be at the Dingus Cemetery in Coeburn. The family will receive friends Saturday after 1:00 P.M. until service time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Cassandra Leigh Hill





Cassandra Leigh Hill

Coeburn, VA ~ Cassandra Leigh Hill, 32 passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Mountain View Medical Center in Norton Virginia.
   She was preceded in death by her nephew, Jacob Johnson. Survivors include three sons, Ethan Hill, Ryan Collins and Alex Collins, all of Coeburn; parents, Tommy and Madonna Hill, Coeburn; two sisters, Amy Elizabeth Hill and Hooter Johnson and Tiffany Hill and Joe Glispie, all of Coeburn, a nephew, Payton Glispie; step-brother, Anthony Osborne and fiance', Junior 'Lilman' Collins; grandparents, Arvil and Dorothy Hill and grandmother, Genevel Sexton; special uncle, Elles Sexton and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins.

   Funeral services for Cassandra Leigh Hill will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Duval officiating. Burial will be 11 AM Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Sparks Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday after 5:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA



Nolan Jeffery Kilgore




Nolan Jeffery Kilgore

Coeburn, VA ~ Nolan Jeffery Kilgore, 62 passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 in Coeburn, Virginia.
   He was the son of the late Morgan Howard Kilgore and Gladys Belle Kilgore; also preceded in death by his wife, Sandy Marshall Kilgore; a son, Jeffery Shannon Kilgore; three sisters, Betty Lou Kilgore, Linda Sue Lester and Carol Ann Kilgore; three brothers, Morgan Howard Kilgore Jr., Joe Allen Kilgore and Glenn Darrel Kilgore.
   Survivors include a granddaughter, Delissa Hamilton, Coeburn; sister, Judy Gail Gallagher, San Antonio, TX; three nephews, Vince Kilgore, Brett and Bart Kilgore; several other nieces and nephews.

Nolan Jeffery Kilgore's wishes were to be cremated and his ashes will be interred in Kilgore Cemetery in Coeburn. Arrangements are being handled by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



Conrad Lee Ramey



Conrad Lee Ramey

Coeburn, VA ~ Conrad Lee Ramey, 71 went to be with his maker Monday, January 16, 2017 at 2:00 A.M. at Heritage Hall Health Care Center in Clintwood, Virginia after a long battle with leukemia and suffered much and fought hard, but lost the battle.
   Today he is in paradise and is free of pain and suffering.
   He was born June 20, 1945 and was the son of the late Cecil and Bertha Jones Ramey; also preceded in death by two sisters, Ella Ramey Freeman and Beulah Ramey.
   Survivors include three sisters, Lula Mae Ramey and Stacy Laney both of Coeburn and Bonnie Ramey of Nevada; two brothers, Wiley James Ramey and Hubert James Ramey both of Coeburn; a special friend and caregiver, Thelma Greear of Coeburn; several nieces and nephews, who will miss him very much.

   Funeral services for Conrad Lee Ramey will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. R. L. Crawford officiating. Burial will follow at Laney Cemetery on High Knob. Visitation will be held Tuesday after 5:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.




Charles Edward Hall




Charles Edward Hall

Coeburn, VA ~ Charles Edward Hall, 48 passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport Tennessee.
   He was employed by Flour Corp. He was the son of the late Jerry Fletcher Hall.
   Survived by his wife, Angela Christine Hall, Coeburn; mother, Laura Lee Hall, Coeburn; a daughters, Julie Renee Jaquess, Statesville, NC; two sons, Cora Shane Hall, Coeburn and Lance Cpl. Joshua Ryan and wife Savannah, San Diego, two brothers, Bryan K. Hall Sr., and Jerry Lee Hall , both of Coeburn; a nephew, Brian K. Hall, Jr.; two nieces, Steffany Brooke Davis and Kinsey Hall; several other nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Charles Edward Hall will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. R. L. Crawford and Pastor Rick Quillen officiating. Burial will be 12 Noon Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Tuesday after 5:00 P.M. until funeral time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


John L. Sparks



John L. Sparks

Coeburn, VA ~ John L. Sparks, 85 passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 at his residence in Tacoma Virginia.
   He was the son of the late Calvin Elgin Sparks and Georgia Ethel Riner Sparks; also preceded in death by a sister, Edna Sparks Sosbe; three brothers, Earl Sparks, Edward Bud Sparks, and Claude Swanson Sparks.
   Survived by three sisters, Shirley Sparks, Coeburn, Dorothy Sparks Hill, Gate City, and Margaret Sparks Smith, Anderson, IN; several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for John L. Sparks will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Dearry officiating. Burial will follow at Sparks Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday after 12:00 Noon until funeral time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



James Randall Osborne




James Randall Osborne

Norton, VA ~ James Randall Osborne, 52 passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at his residence in Norton, Virginia.
   He was a former employee of Culter Electric.
   He was preceded in death by two brothers, Manuel Lee Osborne and Little Henry Osborne.
   Survivors include his parents, Columbus Henry Osborne and Lena Kate Osborne, Norton; a daughter, Alesha (Cody) Jones, Coeburn; two sons, Jay (Cheyenne) Osborne and Joshua (Alex) Osborne, both of Coeburn; ex-wife, Caterina Phillips; five sisters, Tina Osborne and Kathy Perrine, both of Norton, Sharon (Lonnie) Harding, Wise, Helen (Brian) Burton, Big Stone Gap and Joyce (Keven) Witt of Ohio; three brothers, William (Angie) Osborne, Big Stone Gap, Hobert (Angela) Osborne, and Benny Osborne all of Norton; grandchildren, Bryson Osborne, Alexis Donaldson, Carter Jones, Layken Jones and Connor Osborne; host of nieces and nephews.
  
   Funeral services for James Randall Osborne will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donnie Pickett officiating. Burial will be 12 Noon Saturday February 4, 2017 at Laurel Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday after 5:00 P.M. until funeral time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.







Febuary 2017

 

Fred Ray Hagy, Sr.



Fred Ray Hagy

Coeburn, VA ~ Fred Ray Hagy, Sr., 81 passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tennessee.
   He was the son of the late John Joseph Hagy and Charma Lee Hagy; also preceded in death by a sister, Nina Carol Greear Castle; two brothers, Jack Hagy and James Edward Hagy.
   Survivors include by a son, Freddie Ray Hagy, Jr., Coeburn; five daughters, Freda Ketron, Sissy Hamilton, Regina Brooks, and Particia Hagy, Coeburn, Debbie Belcher, Pound; two sisters, Gloria Gillenwater, Coeburn and Jayne Cammon, FL; a brother, Roger Hagy, Coeburn; several grandchildren.

   Funeral services for Fred Ray Hagy will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. R. J. Rose officiating. Burial will be 3:00 P.M. Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Heritage Sunset Memorial Park in Damascus, VA. Visitation will be held Wednesday after 6:00 P.M. until funeral time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.






March 2017

 

Dorothy N. Greear



Dorothy N. Greear

Coeburn, VA ~ Dorothy N. Cook Greear, 65 passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee.
   She was the daughter of the late James Henry Cook and Elsie Harvey Cook; also preceded in death by a son, J. P. Greear and a brother, James Sylvester Cook.
   Survivors include her husband, Earnest P. Greear, Jr.; two daughters, Angela Feller, Clarksville, TN and Regina L. Campbell, Talbott, TN; a brother, Lester Cook, Coeburn; 3 granddaughters, Megan Mason, Kateland Adkins and Katherine Campbell; 3 grandsons, A.J. Campbell, Dylan Feller and Andrew Campbell; 2 great granddaughers, 2 great grandsons and one soon to be.

   Funeral services for Dorothy N. Greear will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM at Estes Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Calhoun and Rev. David Hall officiating. Burial will be Wednesday at 11 A M at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held on Tuesday after 6 PM til funeral time. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA



Millie Cole


Millie Cole

Coeburn, VA ~ Millie Harvey Cole, 103 passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 at her residence in Coeburn, Virginia.
   She was the daughter of the late Randall Harvey and Julie Ann Harvey; also preceded in death by her husband, George Washington Cole; three sons, James Monroe Cole, Thomas H. Cole and George W. Cole, Jr.; sisters, Maude Hendricks, Maggie Addington, Eva Hicks, Edna Meade, Carrie Gudich, and Pauline Harvey; brothers, Curlon, Payton, Gordon, Corbitt and Leck Harvey; a grandson, James Edward Cole.
   Survivors include three daughters, Judy Harvey, Coeburn, Mary Lou Watson, Rocky Mount, VA and Brenda Sue Steele, FL; a son, Lawrence Edward Cole, Martinsville, VA; several grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren.

   Funeral services for Millie Cole will be held on Thursday March 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. R. L. Crawford officiating. Burial will be 11 AM Friday, March 17, 2017 at Greenwood 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.


Terry Bruce Culbertson



Terry Bruce Culbertson

Franklin, KY ~ Terry Bruce Culbertson, 59 passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 at his residence in Franklin, Kentucky.
   He was employed by IBEW in Charlotte, NC and a former resident of Coeburn, VA.
   He was the son of the late Donald Bruce Clubertson.
   Survivors include his mother, Phyllis Eugenia (Jean) Culbertson, Coeburn; a son, Steven Neal Culbertson, Coeburn; three sisters, Donna Akers, Gate City, VA, Vonda (Tami) Robinson, and Lisa Christian, both of Coeburn.

   Terry Bruce Culbertson's wishes were to be cremated and a private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



David Anthony Holyfield



David Anthony Holyfield

Coeburn, VA ~ David Anthony Holyfield, 47 passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky.
   He was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Holyfield and a brother, Richard Allan Holyfield; grandfather Ival 'Brother' Mitchell grandmother, Mildred Gray.
   Survivors include his parents, Linda and Troy Holyfield, Coeburn; a brother, Steven Holyfield, Coeburn and grandmother, Roxie Mitchell, Coeburn.

   Funeral services for David Anthony Holyfield will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Curtis Bond officiating. Burial will be 11 A.M. Monday, March 20, 2017 at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Sunday after 5:00 P.M. until service time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.

Della Bone



Della Ruth Bone

Coeburn, VA ~ Della Ruth Sluss Bone, 78 passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Heritage Hall Health Care Center in Wise, Virginia.
   She was the daughter of the late Carl Rufus Sluss and Mabel Sluss; also preceded in death by her husband, Cliff Bone; a sister, Beatrice Collins, two brothers, Rex Sluss and Baze Sluss.
   Survivors include a daughter, Faye (Harold) Collins, Nanjemoy, MD; a son, Marvin Bones, Coeburn; three sisters, Betty Mullins, Louise Sluss and Frances (Don) Collins, all of Coeburn; caretaker,granddaughter, Brittany Sexton; special friend, Arlen (Ram) Collins, Jr.; 7 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

   Visitation for Della Ruth Bone will be held on Sunday March 19, 2017 after 11:00 A.M. and funeral services at 1:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Lawson officiating. Burial will be follow at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



Willard Wythe Meade




Willard Wythe Meade

Coeburn, VA ~ Willard Wythe Meade, 90 passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee.
   He was a retired employee of Norfolk Southern Railroad after 32 years also a U.S. Navy Veteran of the WW II.
   He was the son of the late Henry Cowan Meade and Anna Malissa Hayes Meade; also preceded in death by his wife, Frances Roberta Smith Meade; son, Lyle D. Meade; sister, Cosby Tennessee Carico; brothers, Henry Clement Meade and Elmer Quincy Meade.
   Survivors include two daughters, Myra (Eddie) Sullivan and Alisa Dawn (Jim) Hopkins, both of Coeburn; a son, Harold (Pat) Meade, Coeburn; a sister, Savannah Marshall, Coeburn; a brother, Kenneth (Holly) Meade; 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

   Visitation for Willard Wythe Meade will be held on Monday, March 20, 2017 after 11:00 A.M. and funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leslie Ritchie officiating. Entombment will follow at Temple Hill Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Brian Meade, Elliot Sullivan, Chuck McConnell, Luke McConnell, Kevin Jones, Josh Hileman and Nick Fisher. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


James Monroe Perry



James Monroe Perry

Coeburn, VA ~ James Monroe Perry, 59 passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville Kentucky.
   He was a member of the Lost Creek Church in Wise, VA.
   He was the son of the late James Monroe Perry and Mae Perry.
   Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth (Lowry) Perry, Coeburn; a daughter, Phyllis Colleen Harris, Richmond, VA; a son, Thomas Monroe Perry, Coeburn; six sisters, Marie Morgan, and Nellie Cox, both of Wise, Genevie Deel, Tacoma, Annie Minnix, and Patsy Perry, both of Coeburn, Linda Stallard, Big Stone Gap; two brothers, Richard Allen Perry, Coeburn and Eddie Wayne Perry, Wise; 2 grandchildren, Eeeyln Shields and Xander Shields, several nieces, nephews, several great nieces and nephews and several great-great nieces and nephews.

   Memorial services for James Monroe Perry will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeff Reynolds officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday after 12 Noon until service time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



April 2017

 

            

Billy Gene Fields



Billy Gene Fields

Wise, VA ~ Billy Gene Fields, 71 went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Virginia.
   Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to anyone that knew him.
   He was a retired coal miner from Westmoreland Coal Company and an avid sports fan of the Cleveland Browns and LA Dodgers.
   He was proceeded in death by his wife of 47 years, Bonnie Vanover Fields, mother, Georgia Robbins, dad, John Winford Fields and brother, Ike Fields.
   He leaves behind two daughters, Shawna Fields and husband, Robert McNutt, and Sabrina Bell all of Wise; a son, Scotty Fields, Wise; four brothers, Fred Fields, St. Paul, John Fields, Norton, Joe Fields, Coeburn and Lonnie Fields, Big Stone Gap; three sisters, Bonnie Collins, Pound, Fannie Kiser, Dante, and Dawn Sanders, Coeburn; two granddaughters, Buffy Bell and Samantha Fields; and a host of nephews and nieces.

   Funeral services for Billy Gene Fields will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at the Jessee Cemetery in Wise. Visitation will be held Tuesday after 11:00 A.M. at Estes Funeral Home until service time. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to help with expenses. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA


Regena Rhena Ward Paige



Regena Rhena Paige

St. Paul, VA ~ Regena Rhena Ward Paige, 50 passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Mountain View Medical Center in Norton, Virginia.
   She was the daughter of the late Hasting Alexander Ward and Ruby Amagene Ward; also a brother, Anthony Ward; a niece, Rachel Marella Ward.
   Survivors include a son, Matthew Aaron Turner, St. Paul; four brothers, David Ward, Harlan Ward and Wendell Ward all of St. Paul, Robert Ward, Coeburn.

   Graveside services and burial for Regena Rhena Paige will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Temple Hill Memorial Park with Rev. Leslie Ritchie officiating. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



Offie D. Johnson




Offie Dean Johnson

Coeburn, VA ~ Offie Dean Johnson, 81 passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Heritage Hall Health Care Center in Wise, Virginia.
   He was a born again Christian who loved his Lord. He was a retired coal miner and a member of UMWA.
   He was the son of the late Hobert Johnson and Sarah B. Johnson; also preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Yvonne Johnson; daughter, Debra Johnson; three sons, Johnny Ray Johnson, Stevie Dean Johnson and Robert Lawson; two granddaughters, Angela and Roberta.
   Survivors include a daughter, Margaret & Raymond Hamm, Sandusky, OH; a son, Harold & Lynn Lawson, Bristol, VA; sisters, Bobbie Jean Winebarger, Coeburn; daughter-in-law, Judy Ann Lawson, Norton and Donna Johnson, Coeburn; several grandchildren, great grandchildren,nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

   Funeral services for Offie Dean Johnson will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Denver Winebarger officiating. Burial will follow at Temple Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Tuesday after 11:00 A.M. until service time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.




David Merchant




David Merchant

Coeburn, VA ~ David Merchant, 72 passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Virginia.
   He was the son of the late Lillie Merchant and Orbin Merchant also preceded in death by daughter, Paula McCray; a son, David Edward Merchant; sisters, Catherine Merchant, Jeanette Merchant, Geraldine Merchant, Joella Merchant and Phyllis Merchant; brothers, James Orbin Merchant, Richard Merchant Sr., David Merchant and Joe Louis Merchant.
   Survivors include by three daughters, Lillian Little, Pikeville, KY, Beverly Merchant, Selma, AL and Amanda Horne, Wise; five sons, Preston McCray, Appalachia, Maurice Merchant, Selma, AL, Juwan Moore, and Brandon Moore both of Coeburn, Richard Blackman, Columbus, OH; two sisters, Carolyn Green, Cleveland, OH, and Rosemary Williams, Chesapeake, VA; three brothers, Albert Williams Sr., Coeburn, Billy Williams and Oscar Williams, Miami, FL; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

   Funeral services for David Merchant will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Willie Lamb officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Thursday after 12:00 Noon until funeral time at Estes Funeral Home. Condolences may be to Lillian at nikki41501@yahoo.com Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



Charlie Junior Rose



Charlie “Junior” Rose

Coeburn, VA - Charlie “Junior” Rose, age 89, passed away peacefully, Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport, TN, surrounded by family.
   He was born December 9, 1927 in Russell County, VA. Junior was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Retha Salyers Rose, his grandson Eric Boyd Gross, grand-daughter-in-law Shelley Greear Gross, his parents Oscar and Odie Rose, 4 sisters, one brother, and several nieces and nephews.
   Junior farmed the majority of his life and was employed as a bus driver for Scott County School systems for 36 years. After he retired, he enjoyed repairing lawnmowers and talking with all his friends and neighbors who stopped in to see him. He never met a stranger.
   Junior is survived by his children Carolyne Gross and husband Garry, Nancy Mann & husband Buck, Walter Rose and wife Glenda, and Geneva Love and companion Johnny Odle; his grandchildren, Wally & Rebecca Rose, Stacey Gross & companion Sherry Grizzle, Jennifer & Denny Wright, Charles & Heather Rose, Chris Gross, and Matthew & Mirandy Rose, his extra special granddaughter-in-law and caregiver Nicole Gross, and 12 great grandchildren, his caregiver and honorary daughter Marie Osborne, and special caregiver Angela Gibson. He is also survived by his sister Frances Hensley and several nephews and nieces; a host of friends and neighbors, and last but definitely not least his beloved dog, Sam.

   Visitation will be held at Estes Funeral Home in Coeburn, VA from 5 to 7PM, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Funeral services will follow at 7 PM with the Rev. Elwood Hall officiating. The family will also receive friends at Junior’s home after 11 AM Monday. Music will be provided by special neighbors and honorary children, Fred and Gay Greear and their daughter Tanya. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11 AM at Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Junior’s honor to the American Heart Association 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave. NE, Coeburn, VA




Hazel Evelyn Edwards McClellan



Hazel Evelyn Edwards McClellan

St. Paul, VA ~ Hazel Evelyn Edwards McClellan, 96 went home to be with the Lord Thursday, April 20, 2017 at her residence in St. Paul, Virginia.
   She was the daughter of the late Hobert Edwards and Nellie Lawson Edwards; also preceded in death by her husband, Gussie McClellan; a daughter, Jane Woodward; 3 brothers, Joel Chester Edwards, Hubert D. Edwards and Ival M. Edwards; a sister, Lois Palmer.
   Survivors include three daughters, Cathy (Michael) Meade, Patricia (Jimmy) Stallard, and Janelle (Ronnie) Bruner, all of Kingsport, TN; two sons, Roger McClellan, Abingdon and Ronnie McClellan, St. Paul; a sister, Bonnie Belle Meade, Abingdon; special friends and caregivers, Edith King and Christy Hensley; 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, host of friends, several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Hazel Evelyn McClellan will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Leslie Ritchie and Rev. Jack Meade officiating. Burial will follow at McClellan Cemetery on Sandy Ridge. Visitation will be held Saturday, after 11:00 A.M. until funeral time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA


Billy Donald "Bill" Salyers




Billy Donald "Bill" Salyers

Coeburn, VA ~ Billy Donald "Bill" Salyers, 82 made his journey onto the streets of gold to be with Jesus Sunday, April 30, 2017 at his residence in Coeburn, Virginia.
   He was proceeded in death by his parents, William H. and Laura Bradley Salyer, Mack Salyer, Everett Salyer and Anna Marie Salyer. Bill served 21 honorable years in the military entering at the age of 15.
   He served in the Korean War and 3 tours in Vietnam. He was wounded three times in Vietnam. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Mildred Jordan Salyer, of the home; three children, Donna Robin Brockmenn, Troy, AL, Laura Faye Laguerra, Daleville, AL and Nicole Spradlin, of West Virginia; five sisters, Jan Miller, Castlewood, Pearl Young, Millwood, WV, Ina Madison, Indian Trail, NC, Mavis Spivey, Weber City, and Betty Jordan, Knoxville, TN; two brothers, Ernest Carl Salyer, Clarksville, TN and Johnny H. Salyer , Coeburn; five grandchildren Abner Jose Flores-Salyers, Ashley Flores, Cristal Laguerra, Matt Spradlin and Brian Spradlin.

   Funeral services for Billy Donald Salyers will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Johnny Adkins officiating. Burial will be Wednesday May 3, 2017 at 1:45 P.M. Mountain Home National Cemetery, in Mountain Home, TN. Visitation will be held Tuesday after 5:00 P.M. until funeral time at Estes Funeral Home. Pall bearers will be Johnny Salyer, Stanley Love, Randy Beck, Tevin Beck, Caleb Lawson and Joshua Lawson; Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Yates and John Johnson. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions can be made to the Friendship Baptist Church, Coeburn or the Disabled American Veterans. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.




May 2017

 

Lester "Reuban" Carr Hall



Lester (Reuban) Carr Hall

   Coeburn, VA ~ Lester (Reuban) Carr Hall, 65 passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee.
   He was the son of the late Ralph M. and Nell Hall; also preceded in death by sister, Elsie Elizabeth Gibson.
   Survivors include two sisters, Lillian Lee and Mary Nancy Gibson both of Coeburn; a brother, Charles Hall, Coeburn; brother-in-law, William Sluss; special niece, Timmie Johnson, and Hollie Stanley; special great niece, Madison & Macy Johnson and Sierra Fritz; special nephew, Daulton Fritz; several other nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Lester (Reuban) Carr Hall will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Lawson officiating. Burial will be follow at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Friday after 6:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



Billy Arnold Seymour, Sr.



Billy Arnold Seymour, Sr.

Coeburn, VA ~ Billy Arnold Seymour, Sr., 79 passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Mountain View Medical Center in Norton Virginia.
   He was the son of the late Ira Coy Seymour and Garnie Kathleen Seymour.
   Survivors include his wife, Leta Fay Ward Seymour, Coeburn; a daughter, Tammy Marie Patton, Winchester, KY; three sons, Billy A. Seymour Jr., Pound, Michael Ray Seymour, Coeburn, and Gregory Wayne Seymour, Clintwood; 5 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, several great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

   A memorial service for Billy Arnold Seymour, Sr. will be held at Riverview First Church of God, 11403 Craig Road, Coeburn, VA at 3:00 PM Sunday, May 28, 2017. Arrangements are being handled by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave. NE, Coeburn, VA



Jeff D. Stanley



Jeffery Dean Stanley

Coeburn, VA ~ Jeffery Dean Stanley, Sr., 55 died Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Mountain View Medical Center in Norton, Virginia.
   He was the son of the late Virgil McKinley 'Satan' Stanley and Mary Jane Hamilton Stanley of Coeburn.
   He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil 'Satan' Stanley; two brothers, Danny Mack Stanley and Michael Virgil Stanley.
   Survivors include his wife and best friend of 34 years, Sylvia Collins Stanley; Little Jeff Stanley, and wife, B. J., Pound; two grandsons, who were the light of his life, Eli and Gage Stanley; mother, Mary Jane Hamilton Stanley, Coeburn; four sisters, Mary Louise (Ronald) Barnette, Dinah (Kenneth) Rose, Anita Stanley, Rose Marie Stanley all of Coeburn; a brother, Donnie (Crissy) Stanley, Coeburn; mother and father-in-law, Frank and Mary Collins that he loved so much; also a host of friends and family.

   Funeral services for Jeffery Dean Stanley will be held on Tuesday May 30, 2017 at 7:30 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. R. L. Crawford and Rev. Brian Hall officiating. Burial will be 12 Noon Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Paul Stanley Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday After 6:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home. The family will meet at the funeral home and leave in procession at 11:45 AM Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.

Victor R. Horne



Victor Ronald Horne

Jonesborough, TN ~ Victor Ronald Horne, 84 passed away Monday, May 29, 2017 at his residence in Jonesboro, Tennessee.
   He was a retired employee of the Veterans Administration and a U.S Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
   He also worked at Central Baptist Church in Johnson City, TN.
   He was the son of the late Nicholas Horne and the late Vera Cleo Horne; wife, Jeanette C. Horne; a brother, Douglas Eugene Horne, Sr.
   Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Johnson, Gainesville, GA; son-in-law, Jamie Johnson, Gainesville, GA; a sister, Phyllis Vargas, Oak Ridge, TN; several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Victor Ronald Horne will be held on Saturday June 3, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lenny Smith, Michael Anglin & Joseph Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow at Rugsby Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday after 1:00 P.M. until funeral time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



Nellie Lucille "Lucy" Beare




Nellie Lucille "Lucy" (Collins) Beare

Ms. Beare, 83, left this home for her eternal home in Heaven on May 30, 2017 at Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.
   She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for well over 30 years.
   Ms. Beare was met in Heaven by her parents Harry and Rachel Magdalene "Maggie" Collins , her sister Pauline (Collins)Adams,a nephew Kenneth Ray Greear, and her lifelong best friend Miss Loretta Jenkins.
   Ms. Beare is survived by Mr. Allen Thomas of Coeburn, Virginia; Sister, Mrs. Lillian (Ernest) Greear, of Coeburn, Virginia; Daughter, Mrs. Pamela (R.Gregory) Roop of Coeburn, Virginia; Son, Mr. Charles "Beau" (Norma) Beare of Colonial Heights, Tennessee; Granddaughters Mrs. Jessica (Samuel) Beare Edmunds of Colonial Heights, Tennessee and Mrs. Shallon (Mark) Payne of Wise, Virginia; Grandsons Mr. Jason (Christina) Roop of Coeburn, Virginia and Mr. Matthew (Jessica) Beare of Shady Valley, Tennessee. Great Granddaughters Miss Scarlett Edmunds (and Fiance David Knott), Miss Rhiannon Edmunds both of Colonial Heights, Tennessee and Miss Brookelynn Miller of Wise, Virginia. Great Grandsons Mr. Grayson Miller of Wise, Virginia, Mr. Coy Roop, and Mr. Cayse Roop of Coeburn, Virginia; as well as a host of nephews and nieces.

   In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Friendship Baptist Church of Coeburn or PAWS of Southwest Virginia. The family of Ms. Beare will receive family at Estes Funeral Home on June 1, 2017 at 5 o'clock in the evening. Funeral services will be held at 7 o'clock following visitation Rev. Johnny Adkins of Friendship Baptist Church will officiate. Interment services will be held on June 2, 2017 at 11 o'clock in the morning at Greenwood cemetery.





June 2017

 

Edna Gambrell Sanders



Edna Sanders

 Coeburn, VA ~ Edna Gambrell Sanders, 87 passed away Friday, June 2, 2017 at her residence in Coeburn Virginia.
   She was a native of Corbin, Kentucky.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Sanders and parents, Eli Gambrell and Sallie Gambrell of Dewitt, Kentucky.
   Survivors inclued a son, Larry Sanders and wife, Joan Deel Sanders. Duffield, VA; two daughters, Kathy Sue Dooley, Coeburn and Lucinda Treadway, Johnson City, TN; 6 grandchildren Anthony Dooley, Chad Dooley, Berlin Wallace Skeens III, Katelyn Skeens, Renee Sanders and Andrew Sanders; 3 great grandchildren; several brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces.
   Edna as a Christian woman was extremely humble, giving and selfless. She cared greatly for all her loved ones and always put them before herself. A Christian woman who meant so much to everyone she met. She now has everlasting life and peace in heaven.

   Funeral services for Edna Sanders will be held on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carroll Childress officiating. Burial will be 1:00 P.M Monday, June 5, 2017 at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Sunday after 6:00 P.M. until service time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA


Jay Thomas Hill


  Jay Thomas Hill Coeburn, VA ~ Jay Thomas Hill, 86 passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 at his residence in Coeburn, Virginia.

   He was a former employee of Lowes.

   He was the son of the late Roy James Hill and the late Fannie Elizabeth Hill.

   Survivors include his wife, Ethel Pauline Hess Hill, Coeburn, VA; a daughter, Trola Ann Ross, Coeburn; six sons, Harold Dexter Hill, and Timothy Daniel Hill, both of Ashtabula, OH, Jerry Lester Hill, Reidsville, NC, Larry Dean Hill, Wise, VA, James Scott Hill, Coeburn, VA, Richard Thomas Hill, Princeton, NC; two sisters, Theda Cleusman, Wise, VA, Shirley Sanders, Columbus, OH; a brother, Bob Hill, Ashtabula, OH; 12 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, several great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave. NE, Coeburn, VA.


Genevel Gibson Sexton


  Genevel Gibson Sexton

Coeburn, VA ~ Genevel Gibson Sexton, 72 passed Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Virginia.

   She was the daughter of the late Otis Boog Gibson and Bessie Gibson; also preceded indeath by husband, Herbert Sexton, son, Gregory Wayne Sexton; granddaughter, Cassandra Leigh Hill; great-grandson, Jacob Isaiah Johnson.

   Survivors include four daughters, Clara Pat Hobbs, Norton, Laura Ann (Mike) Osborne, and Madonna Lynn (Tommy) Hill both of Coeburn, and Carolyn Sue (David) Duval, Wise; three sons, Robert (Brenda) Sexton, Hershel Lee (Luanna) Sexton, and Joseph Ivan Sexton all of Coeburn; a sister, Hazel Sexton, Coeburn; 20 Grandchildren, several great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; special friend, Larry Reed, Coeburn.

   Funeral services for Genevel Sexton will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Dearry officiating. Burial will be 11 AM Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Sexton Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday after 5:00 P.M. until service time at Estes Funeral Home. The family will meet at the funeral home at 10 AM and leave in procession to the Cemetery. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Donald Lee Lawson


  Donald Lee Lawson

Coeburn, VA ~ Donald Lee Lawson, 67 passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport Tennessee.

    He was the son of the late Everette Leck Lawson and the late Ethel Mae Lawson Carico; also preceded in death by a son, Michael Lawson; a nephew, Gary Lawson and step-father, Charlie Carico.

    Survivors include a daughter, Melissa Warren of NC; a son, Donald Lee Lawson, Jr., Claypool Hill, VA; a brother, Everette Lawson Jr., Bristol, TN; 3 step-sisters, Carmen Logan, Mitsy Carico, and Bitsy Carico; special friends, Randy and Aretha Powers, Coeburn; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

   Graveside services and burial for Donald Lee Lawson will be held on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens with Rev Glen Hammacker officiating. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



Clifford V. Richardson

Clifford V. Richardson

Berea, VA ~ Clifford Vaughn Richardson, 91 passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Richmond, Kentucky.

    He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the WW II and a former resident of Coeburn, Virginia.

   He was the son of the late Garland Jefferson Richardson and Mary Savanah Baker Richardson; also preceded in death by sisters, Rachael Alvona Miller, Muriel Curry, and Fay Causky; brothers, Claude Alan. Eldon Foch, Delmer Lester, Bernace Noel and Herbert Kenneth Richardson; first wife, Winnie Lee McConnell Richardson.

    Survivors include his wife, Ethel M. Holbrook Saizan/Richardson, Berea, KY; Son, David Vaughn, Orange County, CA; step-daughters, Kathy Bates and Tammie Jo and Rev. Mark Payton; 6 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services for Clifford Vaughn Richardson will be held on Tuesday June 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Payton officiating. Burial will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday June 28, 2017 at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Tuesday after 4:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Linda Meade


  Linda Loettia 'Cory' Meade

St. Paul, VA ~ Linda Loettia 'Cory' Gilliam Meade, 66 passed away Monday, June 26, 2017 at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tennessee.

   She was the daughter of the late Delbert Gilliam and Ruth Clay Gilliam; also preceded in death by sister, Freda 'Tiny' Page; great-grandson, Alexzander Hayden Moran, nephew, Kenny Page and a special friend, Bonita Sanders.

   Survivors include her husband, Willie Gene Meade, Sr., St. Paul; daughter, Patricia 'Angel' Seymour, and husband, Michael Ray Seymour, Coeburn; sons, Tony Meade and Misty Williams, and Willie Meade Jr. and wife, Lisa Meade Coeburn; sisters, Mary Partipillo, Coeburn and Jean Evans, Greenville, TN; brother, Delbert 'Boo' Gilliam, NC; granddaughters, Brittany Zickefoose, Desaray Meade, Nakeshia Lundy, Whitney Meade; grandsons, Willie Meade III, Dillon Meade, Jeremy Meade and Andrew Meade; great grandchildren, Skyron Meade, Braxton Meade, Cara Meade, Karter Meade, Peyton Skeens, Rolan Greear, Lexi Lundy, Ayva Lundy and Christopher Lundy; several nieces and nephews; special friends Maxie Couch, Reca Sue Hayes and many more.

   Funeral services for Linda Loettia 'Cory' Meade will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glen Ritchie officiating. Burial will be Noon Friday, June 30, 2017 at McClellan Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday after 5:00 P.M. until service time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


  Roy Markham 



  Roy Blaine Markham

Coeburn, VA ~ Roy Markham, 56, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN surrounded by his beloved family.

   Roy was employed as Executive Director of Castlewood Water and Sewage Authority and served as Region I Director for the Virginia Rural Water Association.

   Roy was the son of Helen Markham and the late John Markham of Coeburn, VA.

   He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Grover Cleveland Markham, Easter Nannie Flora MaeBelle Markham, Hardaway Bennett and Lillian Bennett.

   Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Susan Markham; son, Ryan Markham of Wilder, KY; daughter, Allison Holmes and husband, Kevin of Glade Spring, VA; son, Roger Coomer and wife, Amber of Roanoke, VA; sister, Mary Rash of Big Stone Gap, VA; brother, Joel Markham and wife Melissa of Coeburn, VA; six grandchildren, Ashleigh Call and husband Nathaniel, Zachary Bird, Kaleb Holmes, Ella Coomer, Noah Coomer and Liam Coomer; one great-grandchild, Rylan Call, and many special nieces and nephews.

   Roy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. Roy always had an unselfish desire to assist others in need and a willingness to share his time and extensive knowledge. More individuals are needed in this world that share the characteristics of selflessness and compassion to family, friends and strangers, as Roy demonstrated throughout his life. “Do not pass by a man in need, for you may be the hand of God to him” (Proverbs 3:27).

   Roy, you will be thought about and missed daily. We anticipate the day we will reunite with you and our Heavenly Father.

   Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Estes Funeral Home in Coeburn, VA. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Samuel Rose officiating. Burial will take place at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens in Coeburn, VA on Monday July 3, 2017 at 12:00 Noon. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave. NE, Coeburn, VA. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the employees of Castlewood Water and Sewage Authority for their support and participation as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/give.html.


 


July 2017

 

Farrel Carter Mullins
 


Farrel Carter Mullins
Nora, VA ~ Farrel Carter Mullins, 71 of West Dante Hollow Road passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Russell County Medical Center in Lebanon, Virginia.
   He was a former employee Luke Grace Oil Rig and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.
   He was the son of the late Everette Earl Mullins and Victoria Franks Mullins.
   Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Ruth Ann (Woody) Mullins; a daughter, Daphne Mullins, Nora, VA; a son, Michael Allen Mullins, Nora, VA; a sister, Charlotte Christine Robertson, Moncalm, WV; a brother, Jackie Ronald Mullins, Pocahontas, VA; special granddaughter, Bridgette Ann Mullins; 3 grandsons, Timothy Ray Sparks, Matthew Carter Sparks and James Matthew Kiser; a great grandson, Bentley Lane Kiser; several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Farrel Carter Mullins will be held on Friday July 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Anchor of Hope Church, 1900 West Dante Hollow Road, Nora, VA with Rev. Cleophas Mullins and Pastor Donald Tucker officiating. Burial will follow in the Mullins Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday at 12 Noon til service time at 2:00 P.M. In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the funeral home to help on funeral expense. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Joseph W. Hale




Joseph Wesley Hale

   Wise, VA ~ Joseph Wesley Hale, 87 passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Mountain View Medical Center in Norton Virginia.
   He was a beloved father, grandfather, husband, brother and friend to so many. He loved music playing the guitar and was a NASCAR enthusiast. Former employee of General Trucking and a member of UMWA. He was a US Army veteran.
   He was preceded in death by his father, Emmett Hale and mother, Carrie Beverly Hale Barnette.
   Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Nancy (Adkins) Hale; daughter, Pamela Hale, and husband, James Kroll, New York, NY; son, Kenneth Wesley Hale and wife, Tammie, Coeburn; grandson, Brandon Hale and wife, Amanda, Mt Carmel, TN; granddaughter, Leeanna Hale, Lynchburg, VA; two great-granddaughters, Abby and Hannah; brothers, Robert Hale and wife, Ann, Norton, VA, Clayton Hale and wife, Bettie, Lake Wales, FL, Marvin Barnette, Wise, VA and Leon Barnette, Norton, VA; sisters, Anna Flannary, Bristol, VA; Alice Barnette, Bristol, TN and Rosa Gilliam, and husband, Danny, Bristol, VA; several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Joseph Wesley Hale will be held on Thursday July 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gary Hill and Brandon Hale officiating. Burial will be 11 A.M. Friday, July 14, 2017 at Wise Cemetery, Wise, VA. Visitation will be held Thursday after 5:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Freewill Baptist Church in Norton, VA. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Mary Loretta Horne Collins




Mary Loretta Horne Collins

Coeburn, VA ~ Mary Loretta Horne Collins, 94 passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Norton Community Hospital in Norton Virginia.
   She was a former employee of Bureau of Intelligence in Washington, DC after 63 years and retired in 2009.
   She was the daughter of the late Grady E. Horne and Mae Horne; also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Collins; two sisters, Lois Irene Jette and Mae Ellen Richardson; a brother, Everette F. Horne.
   Survived by a sister, Clara Bow Echols, Mineral Ridge, OH; nephew, Darryl Richardson, Coeburn; niece, Renee Richardson, Coeburn and several other nieces and nephews.

   Graveside services and burial for Mary Loretta Collins will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Horne Cemetery with Rev. R.L. Crawford officiating. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Ruby Tackett Potter



Ruby Tackett Potter

Ruby Tackett Potter, widow of James Marvin Potter, age 77, of Corbin, formerly of Jenkins, Kentucky and Coeburn, Virginia passed away Friday July 14, 2017 at the Baptist Health Center in Corbin.
   She was born on June 17, 1940 in Pike County Kentucky to the late McKinley and Maggie Greer Tackett.
   She was a retired nurse and a member of the Trinity Life Church in Coeburn, Virginia. Ruby truly loved spending time with her friends and family and also her career as a nurse. Since her retirement, one of her greatest joys was the time she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
   Ruby leaves behind to mourn her passing one son James Potter II, three daughters Jorita (John) Addington, Tonya (Daniel) Chang and Cora (Sean) Keenan, five grandchildren Jeramiah (Ambria) Addington, Nicole Addington (Kris) Vanover, Uriah (Whitney) Addington, Sullivan Keenan and Murphy Keenan, seven great grandchildren, Michael Blake Vanover, Meadow Addington, Zachary Vanover, John Addington, Zane Vanover and Lincoln Addington, brothers Clayton, Roy, Gary, Ernie and Clark Tackett, sisters Marlene Hunt and Geraldine Harlan.
   Besides her husband she was preceded in death by two sons Ricky and Nicky Potter.

   Funeral service will be conducted at 11AM Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Estes Funeral Home in Coeburn, Virgina with Pastor McCarroll officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-8 PM Monday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be conducted at 2PM Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Michigan Memorial Gardens in Flat Rock, Michigan.


Joseph L. Slemp




Joseph Luther Slemp

   St. Paul, VA ~ Joseph Luther "Joe" Slemp, 77 went to be with the Lord Saturday, July 29, 2017 at his residence in St. Paul Virginia.
   He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Lord came first in his life. Also co-owner and operator of Tray Coal.
   Joe was the son of the late Luther Slemp and Leafie Ann Adkins Slemp; also preceded in death by two sisters, Jessie Nell Yates and Nova Lawson; a brother, Morrell Slemp.
   Survivors include his wife, Marlene Brooks Slemp, St. Paul, a son, Joey Slemp, Abingdon; three brothers, C. B. Slemp, Franklin, TN, Jimmy H. Slemp and Ray Slemp both of Coeburn; several nieces and nephews.

   A private family service was held at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rick Gibson officiating. Entombment followed at Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood, VA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Missionary fund, P.O. Box 204, Castlewood, VA 24224 in Joe's memory. Arrangements are being handled by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave. NE, Coeburn, VA.






August 2017

 


Jeremy Ray Maine




Jeremy Ray Maine

   Coeburn, VA ~ Jeremy Ray Maine, 40 passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Mountain View Medical Center in Norton, Virginia.
   He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ray and Marjorie Maine and Carlos and Elma Mullins.
   Survivors include mother, Cathy Lynn Maine, and father, Jerry Ray Maine, Coeburn; a special sister, Kelsey Pumley, Coeburn; several uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and friends.

   Funeral services for Jeremy Ray Maine will be held on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carlos Mullins, Jr. and Rev. Bill Crawford 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


Jimmy Walter Minton



Jimmy Walter Minton

Coeburn, VA ~ Jimmy Walter Minton, 81 passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 at his residence in Coeburn, Virginia.
   He was the son of the late Sam Minton and Allie (Lottie) Charlotte Dingus Minton; also preceded in death by his wife, Ethylene Edwards Minton; two brothers, Aaron Minton and Bobby Minton; three sisters, Valice Blevins, Betty Hodges and Lena Minton; a granddaughter, Charolleta Autum Collins.
   Survivors include two sons, James Wayne Minton and wife Lolita Wheatley Minton, Norton and Daniel Minton of Missouri; six daughters, Anna Minton and husband, Johnny, Huron, OH, Marchelle Minton Greear and husband, Ray, Sonya Powers and husband, Shane, Tonya Minton Lawson, Coeburn and husband, Kenny, Heather Minton, all of Coeburn, and Tina Lynn Minton Collins, and husband, Greg, Pound; brother, Johnny Minton, Huron, OH; five sisters, Mary Elizabeth Foster, Francis Burita "Rita" Mitchell, Maxie Laney, and Nancy Jane Crawford, all of Coeburn, and Ann Wallace , Marion, OH; 15 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren,several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
   Special thanks to Wellmont Hospice, Dr. Maurice Nida and Staff at Wellmont Outpatient Clinic.

   Jimmy's wishes were to be cremated. Arrangements are being handled by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., 114 High Ave. NE, Coeburn, VA


Joseph "Joe" Hall




Joseph Hall

Castlewood, VA ~ Joseph "Joe" Hall, 64 of Gravel Lick, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 at Hospice House in Bristol, Tennessee.
   He was a retired employee of St. Paul Builders in Castlewood.
   He was the son of the late Johnny Boyd Hall and Katherine Hall; also preceded in death by 2 brothers and 1 sister.
   Survivors include a daughter, Michelle Hall, St. Paul; a sister, Nanniemae Moudy, Kingsport, TN; a brother, Speedy Gaines Hall and wife, Darlene "Darb" Hall, Castlewood; several nieces and nephews.

   Joseph was cremated and there will be no services. Arrangements are being handled by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave. NE, Coeburn, VA.


Joseph "Pat" Vandiver



Joseph Patmus "Pat" Vandiver

Coeburn, VA ~ Joseph Patmus "Pat" Vandiver, 61 passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tennessee.
   He was a former employee of Food City.
   He was the son of the late William Lee (Bud) Vandiver and Nellie Marie Vandiver - Helbert.
   Pat is survived his companion, Lois Owens; a daughter, Melissa Vandiver, Roanoke, VA; two sons, Joe Vandiver, Wise and John Vandiver, Lincolnton, NC; two sisters, Barbara J. Vandiver, Virginia Beach, and Jennifer Helbert Mathieson, Coeburn; 4 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild 3 neices and 1 nephew.

   Funeral services for Joseph Patmus Vandiver will be held on Sunday August 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. R. L. Crawford officiating. Burial will be 1 PM Monday, August 14, 2017 at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Sunday after 4:00 P.M. until service time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Carson Lawson, Sr.




Arvil Carson Lawson

St. Paul, VA ~ Arvil Carson Lawson, Sr., 78 of Sandy Ridge area in Coeburn, VA passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at Bristol Hospice House in Bristol Tennessee.
   He retired in 1996 from Costal Coal Co. VICC. He was born on July 26, 1939, he was the son of the late Earnest Charles Lawson and Eula Mae Mays Lawson. in addition to his parents Carson was preceded in death by five sisters, Betty Meade, Mary Gatewood, Linda Eastwood, Glynis M. Robinson, and Georgia Lee Meade; a brother, Harold Lawson.
   Survived by his wife of 56 years, Charlotte Ann Marshall Lawson, St. Paul, VA; two sons, Carson (Dorothy) Lawson, Jr., Castlewood, Chris Lawson, St. Paul; two sisters, Eunice (Bobby) Peatross, Hanover, VA and Kay (Wayne) Seay, Alleyt, VA; three brothers, Ray (Renee) Lawson, Coeburn, VA, Jerry (Pat) Lawson, Dandridge, TN and Jeff (Debbie) Lawson , St. Paul, VA; brother-in-law, Gerald (Crystal) Meade, Coeburn; sister-in-law, Barbara Lawson, St. Paul, VA; a granddaughter, Heather Lawson (Matt) Jordan; a grandson, Bryan Lawson; a great-grandson, William Chase Jordan; a special niece, Debra Meade; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

   Funeral services for Arvil Carson Lawson will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glen Ritchie and Rev. Leslie Ritchie officiating. Burial will be 1:00 P.M. Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Lawson Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday after 5:00 P.M. until funeral time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.



Barbara Ann Hale




Barbara Ann Hale

Coeburn, VA ~ Barbara Ann Rose Hale, 43 passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Dickenson County Medical Center in Clintwood, Virginia.
   She was preceded in death by grandparents, A.C. and Pearl Fogleman and Esmond Rose and Ruth Shoe.
   She is survived by her parents, Edward Arnold Rose and Barbara Gayle Rose of Coeburn; two sons, Zachary (Gabby) Hale, Clintwood, and Lucas (Tiffany) Mullins, Christiansburg, VA; two daughters, Sierra Hale, Dante, fiancé, Randy Neece and Lissa (Jon) Muncy, Bluefield, VA; husband, Terry Dwayne Hale, Dante; a brother, Eddie (Wanda) Rose, Castlewood.

   Memorial services for Barbara Ann Hale will be held on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Rugsby Chapel Church with Rev. Wayne Keith officiating. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA

Bobby Joe Winebarger




Bobby Joe Winebarger

Coeburn, VA ~ Bobby Joe Winebarger, 67 passed away Monday, August 21, 2017 at Mountain View Medical Center in Norton, Virginia.
   He was the son of the late Lee Roy Winebarger and Leatha Winebarger; also preceded in death by a brother, Stevie Winebarger; sisters, Thelma Bryant and Shirley Johnson.
   Bobby is survived by three sons, Kenneth Bartels Winebarger, Big Stone Gap, Richard Winebarger, Phoenix, AZ and Jason Winebarger, Cape Canaveral, FL; four sisters, Viola Coleman, Clarksville, TN, Lois Couch, Linda Lawson, and Nancy Waddell, all of Coeburn; five brothers, Danny Winebarger, St. Paul, James Winebarger, Coeburn, Albert Winebarger, Sandusky, OH, Allen Winebarger, Palm Bay, FL and David Winebarger , Coeburn;, companion, Kathy Dooley; step-mother, Burita Winebarger, Coeburn; special friend, Roy Lee Salyers; 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

   Memorial services for Bobby Joe Winebarger will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 11:00 AM at Flatwoods Picnic Area. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Joe C. (Oce) McConnell



Joe C. (Oce) McConnell

Coeburn, VA ~ Joe Ceafus (Oce) McConnell, 75 passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Mountain View Medical Center in Norton, Virginia
   He was an Evangelist that loved the Lord with all of his heart.
   He was the son of the late Joe McConnell and Lola Ellen McConnell; also preceded in death by a sister, Nedra June Reed; two brothers, Kermitt McConnell and Jay McConnell.
   Survivors include his wife, Jedy Florence Hamilton McConnell, Coeburn; three daughters, Karen L. Sexton, Rebecca Milgrim, and Teresa Vanover, all of Coeburn; two sons, Jay T. McConnell and Jacob McConnell, both of Castlewood; four sisters, Barbara (Sue) Alley , Kingsport, TN, Patty Edwards, Denton, NC, Charlene Hampton and Darlene McConnell, Coeburn; five brothers, Kyle (Bud) McConnell, Guy (Sandy) McConnell, Billy Ray McConnell, and Eddie (Ed) McConnell all of Coeburn, and Lowell (Hoot) McConnell, Kingsport, TN; 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for Joe Ceafus (Oce) McConnell will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Millard Laney and Rev. R. L. Crawford officiating. Burial will be Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Temple Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Saturday after 6:00 P.M. until funeral time at Estes Funeral Home. The family will meet at 1:00 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home and leave in procession to the Cemetery. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Phosie Ann Gilliam


Phosie Ann Gilliam

Warner Robins – Ann Gilliam passed into the hands of her Lord and Savior on Monday August 14, 2017.
   She was 64 years old. Born a coal miner’s daughter on September 9, 1952 in Norton, Virginia,
   Ann was the daughter of the late Bill B. and Virginia Fraley Shepherd. She and her siblings grew up in a very financially poor but love rich home, and she was determined to make something of herself. After moving to Warner Robins, Ann worked for Dr. Paul Coplin’s office for 26 years and considered herself a success.
   She didn’t have children of her own, but loved all kids deeply. Ann also loved flowers, collecting rocks, cooking, and will be lovingly remembered by everyone she knew. She was of the Methodist faith.
   Ann leaves her memory behind with her loving siblings, Bonnie Gray of Kathleen, and Andy Shepherd and Bobby Shepherd (Sherry), both of Coeburn, Virginia; nieces and nephews, Michael Soderman and Janet Soderman, both of Kathleen, and Tammy Harrison and Douglas Edwards, both of Easley, South Carolina; great-nieces, Payton and Baylee Soderman, Charis Carter, and Caitlyn Shepherd; and special friends, Connie Rodgers and Gina Hall.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18th in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service. Following the service, Ann will be laid to rest in Magnolia Park Cemetery. The family will accept flowers or donations may be given in memory of Ann Gilliam to Grovania United Methodist Church c/o Carolyn Harrison, 220 Ellis Rd., Hawkinsville, GA 31036. Go to www.mcculloughfh.com to sign the Online Registry for the family. McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory has the privilege of being entrusted with Ms. Gilliam’s arrangements. Compliments of Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn, Virginia.


James Junior Swann



James Junior Swann

Norton, VA ~ James Junior Swann, 76 passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Virginia.
   He was a retired coal miner and a member of UMWA.
   He was the son of the late Arthur William Swann and Darcus Geneva Swann; also preceded in death by a son, Angelo M. Swann.
   Survivors include his wife, Melissa Lynn Swann, Coeburn; two daughters,Suzanne Baker, Richmond, KY and Teresa Cain, Dante, VA; two sons, Jimmy Swann, Kingsport, TN and Tony Swann, Kingsport, TN; a step-daughter, Tera Renee Hall Lawson and a step-son, Brandon Keith Pope; several grandchildren, several great grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services for James Junior Swann will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. R. L. Crawford and Rev. Roy Lee Mabry officiating. Burial will be Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Thursday after 11:00 A.M. at Estes Funeral Home until funeral time. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.




September 2017

 

Betty Ann Mathena Falin


  Betty Ann Holbrook Mathena/Falin

Jonesville, VA ~ Betty Ann Holbrook Mathena/Falin, 79 passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Wellmount Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

   She was a former resident of Coeburn, VA.

   Betty was the daughter of the late Jerry Cowan Holbrook and Mary Catherine Holbrook; also preceded in death by her late Gordon Falin; brother, Jerry Holbrook Jr; son-in-law, Kim Fleming and grandson, Chris Fleming.

   Survivors include two daughters, Tammy Louise Jones, Coeburn and Melissa (Jeff) Hamilton, Virginia Beach, VA; two sons, Mike L. (Naomi) Mathena , Coeburn, and Ricky W. (Bobbie) Mathena, Lancing, TN; three sisters, Edith Vincent, Louisville, KY, Ethel Saizan/Richardson, Berea, KY and Nell Cox, Mt. Carmel, TN; a brother, Elton Holbrook, Lakeland, FL; special friends, James Peters, Lena and Will Baker; 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services for Betty Ann Mathena/Falin will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Payton officiating. Burial will be1:00 P.M. Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Friday after 6:00 P.M.until service time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


  Dean R. Pero



  Dean Rejinal Pero

Coeburn, VA ~ Dean R. Pero, 93 passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at his residence in Coeburn, Virginia.

   He was the son of the late Justus Pero and Dollie Clute Pero; also preceded in death by a sister, Justa Treusdell.

   Survivors include his wife, Virginia Clifford Freeman/Williams Pero, Coeburn; a son, Dean R. Pero; daughter, Bonnie and both of New York; several grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Dean Rejinal Pero will be held on Monday September 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Nolan Stanley officiating.

   Burial will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Freeman - Hutchinson Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday after 5:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home until funeral time. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Inous Virginia Reece Powers



Inous Virginia Reece Powers

Coeburn, VA ~ Inous Virginia Reece Powers, 103 passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Heritage Hall Health Care Center in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

    Inous was the daughter of the late Charlie Frank Reece and Leva Jean Chadwick Reece; also preceded in death by her late husband, Charlie Allen Powers; 3 brothers, Otis Chester Reece, John Reece and Arthur Reece; sisters, Stella Cullison and Clemma Litton.

    Survivors include two daughters, Carol Barr, Front Royal, VA and Barbara Di Filippo, Tampa, FL; a son, Ronald Powers, Altus, OK.

   Funeral services for Inous Virginia Powers will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Marty Puckett officiating. Burial will follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton, VA. Visitation will be held Tuesday after 6 PM. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


 Maxie Bryant Stewart



MAXIE BRYANT STEWART

May 11, 1930-September 29, 2017

  Maxie Stewart, 87, went peacefully to her heavenly home, to be with her Lord on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado.

   Maxie Ruth Bryant was born on May 11, 1930, in Banner, Virginia. She was the third of six children born to Garland Eugene Bryant and Etta “Mae” Evans Bryant. She was proud of her Southwest Virginia heritage and enjoyed telling friends that she was a “coal miner’s daughter.” Maxie was outgoing, social and well liked. While in high school, she served as editor of her high school yearbook and was active in the academic Beta Club. She excelled in academics, graduating second in her class, as salutatorian in 1948 at St. Charles High School, St. Charles, Virginia. Shortly after her graduation, the Bryant family moved to Coeburn, Virginia, where she worked as a bookkeeper for Capital Electric. At a party in Coeburn, she met her future husband, Ted Lawrence Stewart, the second son of James Jesse, “J.J.” or “Bud” and Beulah Stewart of Coeburn. Ted and Maxie were married on July 16, 1950, in Clintwood, Virginia, while he was home on a three-day pass from Air Force pilot school in Texas. In their early marriage, the young couple moved to Indiana, where Ted worked for General Electric. They returned to Coeburn, where their first son was born. The Stewarts then moved to Arlington, Virginia, where Ted was employed in engineering at National Security Agency (NSA). During this time, their second son was born and Ted finished his college degree. When NSA moved to Fort Mead, Maryland, the Stewarts purchased their family home in Seabrook, Maryland, twelve miles outside of the nation’s capital. With the birth of two more sons, their family was complete. Maxie was the happy mother of four boys: Carl, Don, James and Paul. She enjoyed cooking for her family, playing games with her boys and was active in guiding their academic and sport endeavors. Maxie was a natural leader and served as President of the PTA at her son’s school. When her youngest was attending Goddard Junior High, Maxie began working in the school nurse’s office as a health aid. After ten years, she retired from the Maryland State School System in 1986. During their retirement years, Ted and Maxie lived in Blacksburg, Virginia, until after their youngest son graduated from Virginia Tech and was married. Then, they began spending winters in Florida and summers in Colorado, to be closer to their grandchildren. During this time, Maxie enjoyed traveling to Alaska, Hawaii, the Grand Canyon and other National Parks, added new states and taking a memorable vacation to ten European countries in 1987. She was a natural athlete and played on several ladies’ softball teams and golf leagues. She was also an avid sports fan, attending her children and grandchildren’s sports activities, including: baseball, basketball, football, soccer, track, wrestling and swimming. Always a loving wife and loyal mother, she was kind, thoughtful and generous. Maxie was also devout Christian and member of Bethel Baptist Church in Fort Collins. Maxie described her 67 years of marriage as “blissfully happy.”

   She is survived by her husband Ted Stewart of Fort Collins; nineteen descendants, including four sons: Carl Stewart of Plano, Texas; Don Stewart of Estes Park, Colorado; James Stewart of Fort Collins, Colorado and Paul Stewart of Winchester, Virginia; nine grandchildren: Carl III, James “Jesse,” Sheri Ridgeway, Mara, Kyle, Jenna Daniels, Jared, Jacob and Laura; six great-grandchildren: Victoria, Carl Jr. IV “C.J.,” Grayson Collins, Caroline, Kiana Daniels and Everly Ridgeway; and her beloved baby brother, Dan Eugene Bryant of Tacoma, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents Garland and “Mae” Bryant and four siblings: Dorothy “Dot” Boone, Betty Rowland, Earl Harrison “Tommy” Bryant and Gale Greear. Those who wish, may honor Maxie’s memory with the placement of a Bible with The Gideons International, 261 Major Court, Danville, Virginia 24540.

   Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Allnutt Funeral Service in Fort Collins, Colorado and Estes Funeral Home in Coeburn, Virginia. Maxie’s service will be held Thursday, October 5, 2017, 10 AM at the Estes Funeral Home Chapel, 114 High Ave., NE, Coeburn, Virginia 24230, with Pastor Ben Murphy of the First Church of God, Wise, Virginia officiating. Stewart and Bryant family members are invited to the burial at 11 AM, at Greenwood Memorial Gardens, 436 Centre Ave NE, Coeburn and a noon lunch to follow, prepared by the ladies at the First Church of God, 702 E. Main St., Wise, Virginia.




October 2017

 

Veronica Lynn Wells Richardson

  Veronica Lynn Wells Richardson

Coeburn, VA ~ Veronica Lynn Wells Richardson, 42 passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 at her residence in Coeburn, Virginia.

  She was an employee of Verizon. Veronica was the daughter of the late James Ernie Wells, Sr. and Linda Thacker Wells.

  She is survived by three daughters, Linda Webb, Coeburn, Tonya Laney, and Taylor Richardson, both of Kingsport, TN; two sons, Lucas Collins and Logan Collins both of Coeburn; mother, Susie M. Johnson, Wise; two sisters, Glenda Plaster, Coeburn, and Misty Mullins, Wise; a brother, James Wells Jr., Wise; 3 grandchildren, Cole Webb, Brennan Adkins and Parker Adkins, several nieces, nephews 2 great aunts.

  Funeral services for Veronica Lynn Richardson will be held on Wednesday October 4, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Wednesday after 1:30 P.M. until service time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Denise Kennedy Chandler

  Denise Kennedy Chandler

Norton, VA ~ Denise "Dee-Dee" Kennedy Chandler, 64 passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tennessee.

  She was a cherished Wife, Mother, Sister, Daughter and Aunt; also she attended Central F.W.B. Church and Zion Cathedral of Praise and was a former employee of Wise County Health Department.

  She was the daughter of the late O'Hara Kennedy; sister, Linda Gail Hawkins; brother-in-law, Mac Scott; a nephew, Clinton W. Hawkins III; father and mother-in-law, Pete and Opal Chandler.

  Survivors include her husband, Larry Wayne Chandler, Norton, VA; mother Leona Kennedy, Coeburn; a daughter, Hillary (Aaron) Ketron, Churchill, TN; a son, Steve Chandler, CA; a sister, Renee' Scott, Norton; a brother, Rod Kennedy, Coeburn; brother-in-law, Clinton W. Hawkins Jr., Coeburn; her nephews, John Scott, Jason (Julie) Scott; great nephew, Chase Scott and great niece, Carly Scott. " All marriages eventually end in sorrow (death) do they not ?" The joy comes in cherishing what time you are able to share."

  A private funeral service for Denise Chandler was held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 12:00 noon at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Blanton officiating. Burial was Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Rugsby Cemetery. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Phyllis Jeanette Odle

Phyllis Jeanette Hughes Odle

Coeburn, VA ~ Phyllis Jeanette Hughes Odle, 69 passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Virginia.

  She was the daughter of the late Jack R. Hughes and Billie Ruth Thompson.

  She is survived by her husband, Larry Odle, Coeburn; daughter, Patrina Martin, and husband, Adam of Ridgeway, VA; sons, Larry Odle Jr. and wife, Tonya of Coeburn; a brother, Jack R. Hughes and wife, Jean Ann of Coeburn; granddaughter, Maggie Grace Odle; several nieces and nephews.

  Funeral services for Phyllis Jeanette Odle will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Terry Rose officiating. Burial will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday October 18, 2017 at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Tuesday after 5:00 P.M.until service time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Robert Lee Plaster

Robert Lee Plaster

Coeburn, VA ~ Robert Lee Plaster, 67 passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Mountain View Medical Center in Norton, Virginia.

  He was the son of the late Robert Harry Plaster and Mildred Lawson Plaster.

   He preceded in death by his father, Robert Harry Plaster and a sister, Donna Meade.

  Survivors include his wife, Marsha Lois (Vanover) Plaster; mother, Mildred Plaster, Coeburn; two daughters, Amanda Pressley, Monroe, NC and Amy White, Abingdon; two sons, William Cantrell, Coeburn and Eric Plaster, Bristol, VA; two sisters, Lynn McConnell, Coeburn and Hazel Little, Kill Devil Hill, NC; two brothers, Arthur (Coogie) Plaster and Kenneth (KP) Plaster both of Coeburn; grandchildren, Cassandra Mullins, Brooklyn Cantrell, Gracie Cantrell, Zachary Pressley, Matthew Pressley, Brianna Presley, Camron Ditto, Caleb White and Kylee White; great grandchildren, Adyen Mullins, Jaxyn Mullins, Jordyn Mulllins and Zoey Mullins; several nieces and nephews.

  Funeral services for Robert Lee Plaster will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. R. L. Crawford officiating. Burial will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Vanover Cemetery in Pound. Visitation will be held Friday, after 5:00 P.M. until service time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Ethelene Winebarger

Hill Ethelene Winebarger Hill

Coeburn, VA - On October 19th 2017 Ethelene Hill was called away to her home in Heaven.

 Ethelene was a loving daughter, mother and sister, a special grandmother called Nanny. She was a member of Fountain of Life Worship Center in Tacoma.

   Ethelene was preceded in death by her father, Lacy Hubert Winebarger and her brothers, Conley Dean and Charles Lacy Winebarger.

   She is survived by her mother, Bobbie Jean Winebarger; brothers, Denver and wife, Diana Winebarger and Danny and wife, Kathy Winebarger; sisters, Glenda Kiser and Barbara and husband, Lloyd Elswick; daughter, Tennie Lynn and husband, David Rose; son, Kyle James and wife, Carla Mullins; granddaughters, Candi Lynn Salyer and husband Josh and Brittany Nicole Osborne and husband Jesse and Mia Masters; grandsons, James Carter Rose and wife, Beth and Dylan Masters and wife, Cassandra; 8 great grandchildren, Jackson Cole, Brock Andrew, Violet Jade, Gunner James, Nora Grace, Zachary Blake, Ariel Faith and Joshua Daniel; many nieces and nephews.

  Funeral services for Ethelene Hill will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Denver Winebarger officiating. Burial will be 11:00 A.M. Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Saturday after 5:00 P.M. at Estes Funeral Home until service time. In Lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the funeral home or Southwest Virginia Cancer Center Patient fund. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Karen Jenene Hale Jordan

Karen Jenene Hale Jordan

Coeburn, VA ~ Karen Jenene Hale Jordan, 62 passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 at her residence in Coeburn, Virginia.

  She was a former employee of Bell Atlantic.

  She was the daughter of the late Allen B. Hale and the late Hortense Sluss Hale; also preceded in death by her husband, Freddie Ray Jordan and brother, Roger Hale.

  Survivors include a daughter, Amy (Brandon) Bradford, Coeburn; two sons, Corey Jordan and wife, Joye Bristol, TN and Chad Jordan and wife, Kristy Wilmington, NC; a sister, Kathy Adams, Coeburn; two brothers, Allen Wayne Hale, Norton and Blaine Hale, Coeburn; grandchildren Clarissa Jordan, Chase Jordan, Grayson Jordan, Brayden Bradford (BB), Tanner Ezzell, Kacy Ezzel and Tessa Ezzell; great grandson, Kian Mullins and Hayden Ezzell and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

  Funeral services for Karen Jenene Jordan will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Estes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Johnny Adkins officiating. Burial will be 1:00 P.M. Monday October 23, 2017 at Greenwood Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Sunday after 5:00 P.M. until service time at Estes Funeral Home. Arrangements by Estes Funeral Home, 114 High Ave., Coeburn, VA.


Freida Gail Mays

  Freida Gail Mays Freida Gail Mays, age 53, passed away at her home on October 28, 2017 after a long battle from cancer.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Dollie Hileman Mays, her daughter Allison Nicole Miller; two brothers Douglas and Jerry Mays; two sisters Viola Harvey and Betty Bentley.

   She is survived by her fiancé of 20 years, Steve Fuchs; her daughter Elizabeth McRorie and her husband Kevin; 2 grandchildren who were the love of her life Kloe and K.J.; her faithful dog Conan; three brothers Ricky Mays and his wife Rhonda, Bobby Mays and his wife Judy of Coeburn, VA and Darrell Mays of Nickelsville, VA; 6 sisters Mary Lawson and her husband Denny, Lois Lawson of Portsmouth, VA, Kathy Clark, Patricia Lane and Eula Holbrook, all of Coeburn, VA, Zella Graham and her husband Tony of Nickelsville, VA. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives, including special friend Paul Clements; a special nephew, who was like a brother, David Lawson and a nephew who was like a son, Brian Clark. Compliments of Estes Funeral Home, Coeburn, Virginia.