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July 2019

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NORTON, VA – Carl Wayne Dean, 66, died Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Indian Path Hospital in Kingsport, Tn. He was a former truck driver for Presley Tucking. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Cooke; his mother, Polly Dean Clark; a brother, James Clark and a sister, Lena Collins.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Sue Jackson Dean; grandchildren, Alyson Cooke and Dylan Cooke; a brother, Donald Clark; three sisters, Regina Jackson, Susie Martin and her husband Tim, and Christy Craiger and her husband Marvin; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm Friday, July 19, 2019, at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow in the Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton.

The family wishes to thank the Dialysis Center of Norton, C-Trans Ambulance Service and the ICU staff at Indian Path Hospital for the care and compassion given to Carl.


NORTON, VA - Donald R. Ruth “Grandad”, 83, of Norton, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Norton Community Hospital. He was of the Baptist faith.

Don retired from Norfolk/Southern Railroad in the late 90’s after more than 33 years of service. He was a true outdoorsman that loved hunting and fishing and he shared his passion for the two with his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

“Grandad”, as he was known by many, was also an avid sports fan, watching everything from Little League to professional. He was a coach and mentor to many children throughout the years, gladly passing his knowledge and wisdom of the respective game down to those that loved the sport as much as he did.

Don is preceded in death by his loving wife Helen (Sturgill) Ruth; his parents, Maynard and Pauline (Belcher) Ruth; an infant brother, Charles Prentice and a sister Susie (Ruth) Robinette.

He is survived by his daughter Kim (Montie) Marshall of Norton; sons Timothy Ruth and Trevor (Crystal) Ruth. Grandchildren Josh (Whitney) Marshall, Bryson (Bree) Marshall, Katie Marshall, Taiden and Dawson Williams-Ruth; great grandchildren Carter and Addilee Marshall and Waylon Marshall; and special fur babies Essa, Lily and Mocha. He is also survived by sisters Jean Thacker of Indianapolis, Ind. and Girlie Burns of Brooksville, FL; a brother Cowboy (Betty) Ruth of Indianapolis.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Hagy & Fawbush funeral home in Norton. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in the funeral home chapel with beloved nephew Pastor Randy Sturgill officiating. Burial will follow in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.

The family would like to express special thanks to Dr. Wesley Campbell, Don’s physician and friend. To the doctors, nurses and staff at Southwest Virginia Cancer Center for all their love and care — these people are truly angels on earth. Dr. Vito-Cruz and the other doctors and nurses in the ICU of Norton Community Hospital.


NORTON, VA - Mary Elizabeth Holcomb, 96, died at her home in Lexington, KY.  She was one of fifteen children born to Landis and Mary Lou (Hayes) Bates, and, was the widow of Ed Holcomb.  Known to her family as “Cissy”, she was a retired Registered Nurse, who in her years in Norton worked at the former St. Mary’s Hospital and former Park Avenue Hospital.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Norton.

She is survived by her remaining sister, Jackie Hubbard and her husband, Kelly, of Lexington, KY, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Tuesday at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral, 956 Park Avenue NW, Norton, VA  24273.  Her funeral service will be celebrated at 7 PM Tuesday in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Jim Collie officiating.  Family and friends will gather Wednesday morning between 10 – 10:30 AM where they will then depart in procession to the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens for interment.