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April 2014


NORTON, VA - Ida Christlee Robbins Stapleton, 88, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Norton Community Hospital.  Born to Ike Robbins and Fannie Elizabeth (Jones) Robbins, she was the widow of John Ballard Stapleton, and a lifelong resident of Wise County.  She was also preceded in death by two children:  Carbruce and Katie Stapleton, two brothers:  Noah Robbins and Shuler Miller; and three sisters:  Bonnie Robbins, Oma Hall, and Georgia Fields.  Ida was of the Pentecostal faith.

She is survived by a daughter:  Donna S. Sturgill, five sons:  Eddie Hunnicutt, Buck Robbins, Ernie Stapleton, Greg Stapleton, and Bobby Stapleton.  She has a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Thursday at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.  Funeral services will be at 7 PM in the funeral home chapel, with the Reverend Darrell Bolling and the Reverend Kermit Collins officiating.  Family and friends will gather between 10 -10:30 AM Friday at the funeral home, where they then will travel in procession to the Jones Family Cemetery in the Needmore community for burial.


NORTON, VA – Rushie Ellen “Nanny” Coffey, 88, went to be with the Lord Friday, April 25, 2014 at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Norton, VA. She was a member of the Ramsey Freewill Baptist Church of Norton. She was a loving sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Although she will be missed we know that she is overjoyed to finally be with our father God in her everlasting home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gran and Elsie Coffey and two brothers, Fred Coffey and Gene Coffey.

She is survived by one brother, Corbit (Tib) Coffey of Norton; one daughter, Lora Sloce and special friend Feddie Sloce of Norton; three grandsons, Drew Funk and wife Amanda of Jonesville, Jason Funk and wife Jackie of Norton, Michael D. Williams and wife Shauna of Norton, six great grandchildren, Skyler, Kaylee, Hannah, Logan, Jayden,and little Mike; a very special cousin, Nancy Pike (the sister Nan never had) of Norton; several nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Wednesday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ralph McFarland officiating. Burial will follow in the Laurel Grove Cemetery.


NORTON, VA Elmer Norman Craft, 84, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Mountain View Regional Medical Center.  Born in Arkansas, he was a son of Noah and Ethel (Reed) Craft.  Elmer was a retired welder for General Trucking, and was a member of the UMWA.  He was a member of Faith Freewill Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Craft, four daughters (and their husbands):  Tina Craft and Tami Al-Hazza, both of Virginia Beach, VA, Lana (Randy)Tickles, Norton, and Jackie (Allen) Jones, Wise, VA; his grandchildren:  Chris, Jimmy, Latifah, Darius, Aaron, Kendra, and Mackie; six great grandchildren, a special great nephew, Aberem McDavid, a brother, Harley Craft of Norton, VA; and a sister, Pearl Martin of Van Buren, AR.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Wednesday at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.  Funeral services will be at 7 PM in the funeral home chapel with the Reverend Lars Dorton officiating.  Family and friends will gather by 10 AM Thursday at the funeral home, where they then will travel to the Kerns Cemetery near the Bishoptown community of Scott County.