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April 2013


ROBERT L. RUSSELL

NORTON, VA – Robert L. “Bubby” Russell, 45, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013 at his home in Charlotte, NC. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Barbara E. and James Warren Minor.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanna Russell of Charlotte, NC; his son, Robert C. Russell of Norton, VA; his step son, Jessee Tucker of NC; his mother and step father, Carol E. and Lonnie W. Skeens of Nora, VA; his mother-in-law, Barbara Colerider and step father-in-law, Sam Colerider of Mount Pleasant, NC; his father-in-law, Fred Mullins of Matthews, NC; a sister and brother-in-law, Teena D. Russell and her husband Randy of Wise, VA; two brothers, Darrell Scott Russell and wife Kristy of Norton, VA, Jonathan A Russell and his wife Dana of NC; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 PM Tuesday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 PM Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Roger McCoy officiating. Graveside committal services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Wednesday at the Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 10:30 AM Wednesday to travel in procession to the cemetery.


RANDY COOKE

NORTON, VA – Randy Cooke, 56, died Thursday, April 25, 2013. He was a former employee of Brooks Electric Co. and retired from Joy Manufacturing in Duffield, VA after 24 years of service. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was preceded in death by his father, Curtis Edward Cooke, Sr. and a brother, Timmy Ray “Spider” Cooke.

He is survived by his wife, Suzy Cooke of Norton,; his mother, Billy Jean Cooke of Norton; his son, Curtis H. Cooke of Norton, VA;  a daughter, Candice “Muffin” Cooke of Duffield, VA; his brothers, Eddie Cooke and his wife Sherry of Norton, VA, Jerry Cooke and his wife Rosa of Big Stone Gap, VA, Terry Cooke of Church Hill, TN, Greg Cooke and his wife, Jill of Norton, VA; his sisters, Jeannie Sturgill of Wise, VA, Marina Edwards and her husband David of Wise, VA, Tina Cooke and Sanford Hamilton of Wise, VA; several nieces and nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6-9:00 PM Saturday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mike Hunsucker officiating. Music will be provided by his niece, Brandi Cooke. Burial will follow in the Laurel Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jay Cooke, Glenn Cooke, David Edwards, Josh Edwards, Daniel Cooke and Mark Thompson.


GLADYS JULIAN STALLARD

NORTON, VA – A memorial service celebrating the life of Gladys Julian Stallard, who died January 30, 2013, will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 1015 Virginia Avenue, Norton, Virginia on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.


CYNTHIA A. MIDDLETON

APPALACHIA, VA - Cynthia A. Middleton, 48 entered Heaven’s Gates on Monday, April 8, 2013, following a brief illness.  Cindy had a beautiful and generous spirit, and was a devout Christian.  She loved God, her family, her friends, and shopping for shoes! She will be deeply missed, and we will cherish her memory.

Cindy was preceded in death by her mother, Dreama Tomko, and they are now reunited in Heaven.  She is survived by her husband and soul mate, Larry Middleton, her wonderful children, who were the light of her life:  Robert Salyers (and Jessica), Aleisha Middleton (and Justin), Adam Middleton, Angie Kaushagen, and Shelley Kaushagen; her beautiful grandchildren: Ava and Easton Salyers, Noah Vanover, Matthew, Hunter, Mackenzie and Keegan Kaushagen; her devoted sister and brother, Robin Fleenor and Tim Holmes, a special niece, Makella Holmes, and a special aunt, Shirley Absher.  She is also survived by her stepsister, Jamie Huckabee, stepbrother, Curtis Tomko, and stepfather, Howard Tomko; her loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.  She will also be greatly missed by her church families at the Norton Pentecostal Church and the Christian Life Church.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Friday, April 12, at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.  Funeral services will be at 7 PM in the funeral home chapel with the Reverend Roger Sloce officiating.  Family and friends will meet by 10:30 AM Saturday at the funeral home, where they will then travel in procession to the Laurel Grove Cemetery for committal and burial.


AGNES WANDA WORKMAN

NORTON, VA – Agnes Wanda Workman, 89, died Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Mountain View Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late James Franklin Workman, Sr. and Mary Madeline McCormick Workman. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Charles Workman, James Workman, Jr., Joe Eddie Workman and her sister Lucille Pettry.

Surviving are her sisters, Janet Trinkle of Norton, VA, Dinah Carolyn Bowman of Wise, VA; brothers, Lee Roy Workman and his wife Virginia of Norton, VA, Carmel Workman and his wife Billie of Norton, VA, Gary Workman and his wife Mary of Roanoke, VA; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside committal services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Thursday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens with Rev. Gary Hill officiating. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for services.


DANNY RAY STIDHAM

RODA, VA – Danny Ray Stidham, 61, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Select Specialty Hospital in Bristol, TN.  He was a U.S. Marine Corp. veteran having served with the 1st Marine Division during the Vietnam War. He received two Purple Hearts, Vietnamese Service Medal, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and a Combat Action Ribbon. He was a retired Coal Miner and a member of the UMWA. He was an outdoorsman end enjoyed trapping, ginseng hunting and camping. He also enjoyed his gardening and canning. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Anderson “Bud” Stidham and Irene Stidham.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Etta “Louise” Stidham of Roda, VA; 2 sons, Donnie Ray Stidham of Roda, VA, David Ray Stidham and his wife Bridget of Big Stone Gap, VA; 3 brothers, Ralph Stidham and his wife Cleta of Dunbar, VA, Roy Stidham and his wife Liz of Osaka, VA, Pete Stidham and his wife Tracy of Roda, VA; 3 grandchildren, Kenzie Rayne Stidham, Dylan Ray Stidham and Devon Ray Stidham; a special niece, April Burke of Appalachia, VA; several other nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 PM Monday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 PM Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Lee Stidham and Rev. David Robbins officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted at 1:00 PM Tuesday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 12:30 PM Tuesday to travel in procession to the cemetery.


ANNA MAE FARMER

NORTON, VA - Anna Mae Farmer, age 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at UT Medical Center in Knoxville, TN with her family by her side.  She was born January 4, 1934 to the late Raymond Robert Frye and Ocie Mae Frye McAmis. She was preceded in death by her husband and soul mate Frank Linkous Farmer, as well as her two brothers, William Jessie Bledsoe and Marvin Bledsoe. She was an active member of the Norton Church of God in Ramsey and a lifetime member of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Dept.

She is survived by her 6 children; Frank Daniel Farmer and wife Sherri of Spotsylvania, VA, Debra Farmer Addison and husband Roger of Norton, VA, Reverend Edward Dwayne Farmer and wife Deborah of Mount Sterling, KY, Robert Darryl Farmer and wife Michelle of Norton, VA, Lisa Farmer Barnett and husband Greg of Norton, VA and William Johnny Farmer and wife Jearline of Norton, VA; 16 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 PM Sunday April 7, 2013 at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Edward Farmer officiating. Graveside committal services will be conducted 11:00 AM Monday April 8, 2013 at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens led by Rev. Freddie Powers of Norton Church of God. Friends and family will meet at the funeral home by 10:30 AM Monday to travel in procession to the cemetery.


PATRICIA KAY SHULER

NORTON, VA - Patricia Kay Shuler, 63, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Ephraum McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, KY.  Kay was born in the Dorchester community of Wise County, VA, a daughter of the late Paul and Helen (Mullins) Jones.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Jones.

Surviving are her children and their spouses; Steve  and Samantha Addison, Big Stone Gap, VA, Anna Michele and Mike White, Bluefield, WV, and Jason Edward Shuler, Stanford, KY; her grandchildren, Emma and Ava Addison, and Dalton and Connor White; her sister, Paulette Neeley, Vinton, VA; and a brother, Gary “Butch” Jones, Monroe, LA.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2 PM Saturday, April 6, at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton, VA, with Pastor Kirt Dale officiating.  Burial will follow in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.  The family requests memorial contributions may be made c/o Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home, 956 Park Avenue NW, Norton, VA  24273.