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April 2015

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NORTON, VA – Nancy R. McFalls, 80, died Monday evening, April 20, 2015, at Johnson City Medical Center. She was a daughter of the late Cossie and Bessie Wallen Donnells. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John McFalls and two grandsons, Ronald Stewart McFalls, II and Brandon Keith McFalls. She was a lifelong member of the First Apostolic Faith Church in Norton.

Surviving are her two sons, John K McFalls and his wife Janet of Norton, VA, Ronald S. McFalls and his wife Cheryl of Big Stone Gap, VA; a grandson, Nathan McFalls of Big Stone Gap, VA; a granddaughter, Whitney McFalls-Elkins and her husband Andy of Wise, VA; two great grandsons, Keith Andrew Elkins and Caden Davis Elkins, both of Wise, VA; two sisters, Louise Blackwell of Norton, VA and Judy Donnells of Roanoke, VA; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 PM Thursday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home where a brief service of remembrance will follow. Graveside funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Friday at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 10:30 AM Friday to travel in procession to the cemetery.


NORTON, VA – Claude “Red” Nickels, 67, passed away at his residence, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. He was born in Dungannon, VA but had resided his last 33 years in Norton, VA. He was a very generous man who cherished family and friends above all else. His front porch was a gathering place for friends and neighbors to stop by to get advice, share stories and work out the problems of the world. He never met a stranger in life and could rarely go out without running into several people that he had met throughout the years, whether it be from his years at Humphries Coal or what he did best, trading guns and playing cards. He was the most supportive, devoted father and proud papaw that anyone could ever hope to have. There are not enough words to express how much he was loved and how much he will be missed.

He was preceded in death by parents, Oscar and Minnie Nelms Nickels, his brothers, Charlie Nickels and Earl Nickels and a sister, Nancy Perry.

He is survived by a daughter, Denise Stidham and her husband Shane of Knoxville, TN; sons, Randall Nickels and his wife Katherine of Nickelsville, VA, Glen Nickels and Barbara Bennette of Dungannon, VA; grandchildren, Alexandra and Aaron Stidham of Knoxville, TN, Leanne Sluss, Matthew Nickels and Savannah Nickels of Nickelsville, VA,  Tonya Nickels of Mt Carmel, TN; sisters, Eloise Salling of Kingsport, TN, Lucille Orsbin and Mildred Gibson both of Willowick, OH; a brother, Fred Nickels of Dungannon, VA.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Saturday at the Nickels Cemetery in Dungannon, VA. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for services.

Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home of Norton, VA is serving the Nickels family.

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NORTON, VA – Hiram “Jack” Gilliam, 90, died Monday, April 13, 2015, at Mountain View Regional Medical Center. He retired from Super Service Garage with 48 years of service as parts manager. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran having served during WWII. Jack enjoyed fishing during his retirement.

He is survived by his daughter, Brenda Mosberg and her husband Mike of Bristol, TN; his son, Ron Gilliam and his wife Linda Kay of Norton, VA; his grandchildren, Chadd Smith and his wife Pai C. Meng of Ann Arbor, MI, Michelle Whitaker and her husband Daniel of Bristol, TN, Ronald Gilliam of Honolulu, HI; his great grandsons, Kaiwen Smith and Nathan Whitaker; a sister, Ruth Hollyfield of Noblesville, Ind.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 PM Wednesday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 PM Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Gary Hill officiating. Military graveside services will be at 11:00 AM Thursday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens conducted by local veteran groups and Virginia National Guard of Gate City, VA. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 10:30 AM Thursday to travel in procession to the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Freewill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 621, Norton, VA 24273

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NORTON, VA – Marcia Jeanette Miller Call, 54, died Friday, April 3, 2015 at Bristol Regional Medical Center.  Marcia was a 1979 graduate of J.J. Kelly High School and had been a sales associate at the former Royal Jewelers in Norton.  Marcia was a devoted pet and animal lover, loved her music, and enjoyed cooking for her family.  She was preceded in death by her father, Robert “Bob” Miller, and her brother, Bruce Miller.

Surviving are her husband, Gary L. Call, her children:  Andrea Johnson, Coeburn, VA, Kristi Longworth, Wise, VA, Misty Foster, Coeburn, VA, and Matthew Aaron Call, of the home; her mother, Dorothy “Nell” Miller, Norton, VA, her grandchildren:  Shawn Johnson, Kayley Johnson, Jacob Johnson, Audrey Longworth, and Marshall Longworth; her brothers and sister:  Robbie Miller, Big Stone Gap, VA, Deb Slaughter, Bristol, VA, and Jeffrey Miller, Norton, VA.

The family will received friends from 5-7 PM Monday at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.  A funeral service will be at 7 PM Monday in the funeral home chapel, with the Reverend Will Gipe officiating.  Family and friends will gather between 10 and 10:30 AM Tuesday at the funeral home, where they will then travel in procession to the Laurel Grove Cemetery for burial.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of:  Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home, 956 Park Avenue, Norton, VA  24273

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