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June 2012


NORTON, VA – Ada Scott Hunsucker, 89, died Saturday, June 23, 2012 in Mountain View Regional Medical Center Long Term Care. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lacy Hunsucker in 1982 and eight brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Gladys Hunsucker of Norton, VA; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Fred Necessary of Norton, VA and Linda and Randy Necessary of Wise, VA; two grandsons, Rusty and Martha Necessary and Justin and Jessica Necessary; 2 great grandsons, Scott and Jade McDaniel and Joe Necessary; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Monday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens with Rev. Mike Hunsucker officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:30 AM Monday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home to travel in procession to the cemetery.


NORTON, VA - Dorothy Jean Willis went to be with the Lord on Sunday June 17th 2012 at her home in Weirton WV. Dorothy was born in Wise county VA daughter of the late Robert Taylor and Elizabeth Vaughn Willis. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Eugene Willis, William H. Willis; sisters, Alma Ruth Willis, Cornell Cooke, Irene Banks and Pharaba Willis; nephew, Bruce E. Willis; niece, Nancy E. Willlis.

She is survived by a daughter, Robin Willis Tate and husband Robert; granddaughter, Amber D. Tate; great grandson, Dacoda M. Curtis; brother, James H. Willis; nieces, Connie Thompson Partin, Vonda Thompson and Joyce Thompson Phillips; nephews, Steve A. Willis and Ricky D. Willis; and several great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5PM until 7PM on Thursday June 21st 2012 at Hagy & Fawbush funeral home in Norton VA. The memorial service will follow at 7PM with the Rev Teddy G. Phillips officiating.   


NORTON, VA – Jamie Edward Ellis, 39, died Saturday, June 16, 2012 in Mountain View Regional Medical Center. He was born on October 6, 1972 to Mary Elizabeth Livingston Ellis and the late Edward Ellis in Jenkins, Kentucky.  Jamie briefly attended college at Kentucky State University focusing on business administration.  Jamie made friends very easily and his best friend since childhood was Major Griffey, Jr. He treasured this friendship saying “I can always count on Major.”  Jamie loved to have fun and it howed in his outlook in life.  Some of Jamie's greatest joys in life included his dogs, hats and family especially his nieces and  nephews; and we can not leave out his PS3 game system. He was proceeded in death by his father- Edward Ellis; and his sister Karen (Rod) Taylor.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Elizabeth Livingston Ellis, and he leaves in cherished memories his sister, Rita (Turner) Jones, and his brother, Terry (Tamara) Livingston all of the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Jamie had a host of both nieces and nephews in which he adored.  He is survived by his aunts – Mary, Janie, Sara (all living in Camden, SC) and uncles – James Livingston, Charles Livingston, and Sam Livingston.  Jamie was once married to Amy Noe and they remained best of 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 1:00 PM Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.


NORTON, VA – Beulah T. Hale, age 89, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2012 in Mountain View Regional Medical Center.  Born in Dorchester, VA, she was a daughter of the late James Arthur and Sarah (Hamilton) Thompson. She was a member of Wilson’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.  In addition to  her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Roy Allen Hale; daughters, Vonda Lee Robbins and Paulette “Poxie” Hale; sisters, Mary Elizabeth Brickey and Ruby Wilson; brothers, Harold Thompson, Alonzo Thompson and Arthur “Johnny” Thompson.

She is survived by a daughter, Teresa F. Morgan, Norton, VA; a brother, Herbert Thompson, Big Stone Gap, VA; grandchildren, Shane Morgan, Sherry Bryant, Melissa Robbins, Melanie Maiden and Scott Morgan; great grandchildren, Brandon Turner, Makenzie Turner, Sarah Morgan, Alison Morgan, Seth Morgan, Sophia Morgan and Emily Bryant; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends Friday 5-7 PM in the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home Chapel.  A funeral service will follow at 7:00 PM in the chapel with the Reverend Stacey Potter officiating.  Interment will be Saturday, June 9th. in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Stone Gap, VA.  Friends and family are requested to meet at the funeral home by 12:30 PM to go in procession to the cemetery.


NORTON, VA, - Donald Ray Bates, 69, died Monday June 4, 2012 at his home following an extended illness.  Born in Jenkins, Kentucky, he was the youngest child born to Landis D. and Mary Lou (Hayes) Bates.  Don was a graduate of East Tenn. State University, received his M.A. from Union College and his Ed. S. from the University of Virginia.  He taught in the Wise County Schools system for thirty two years, and while there was a member and a past president of the Wise County Education Association.  For over twenty years he was an adjunct faculty member of Mountain Empire Community College.  He was both a real estate broker and appraiser, and at his retirement was an associate of Ridgeview Real Estate.  Don was a member of the First Baptist Church in Norton.

He was preceded in death by his brothers and sister:  Franklin Bates, John Bates, Russell Bates, Robert Bates, Dewey Bates, Martin Bates, and Joyce Bates.

Surviving are his wife, Charlene Brooks Bates, his daughter, Mary Lee Hagy and her husband, Marty, a son, Robert “Robbie” Bates and his wife, Patty, his grandchildren:  Brianna Stallard, Mary Jo Stallard, Peyton Stallard, Tia Bates, Jonah Smallwood, and Justin Webb; his sisters and brother: Carrie Kilgore, Mary Holcomb, Ruth Puckett, Dixie Cox, Jean Hillman, Jacqueline Hubbard, and James Bates.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Monday, June 11 at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.  Funeral services will be at 7 PM in the funeral home chapel with the Reverend John Ellington officiating.  The family and friends will gather at 10:30 AM Tuesday at the funeral home where they will travel in procession to Powell Valley Memorial Gardens for committal and burial.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Norton, PO Box 499, Norton, VA  24273.


NORTON, VA – Grace Flanary, 102, died Saturday, June 2, 2012 at her residence. She was a member of the Church of God in Norton and was a MEOC Volunteer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Flanary and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her son, T.J. and Betty Flanary of Norton, VA; 1 daughter, Linda and Larry Smith of Wise, VA, 2 granddaughters, Kelly Summer of Wise, VA, Tanya and James Clark, Pennington Gap, VA; grandson, T.J. and Alicia Flanary, Jr.; great grandchildren, Richard (Bukie) Reeves, Gracie Isabella Flanary, Presley Robin Flanary and J.T. Clark; sisters, Ethel Burton of Big Stone Gap, VA, Gertrude Andrews of Alexandria, VA; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 5-7:00 PM Sunday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. Services will be conducted 7:00 PM Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Kirt Dale officiating. Graveside committal services will be conducted 2:00 PM Monday at the Laurel Grove Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at 1:30 PM Monday at the funeral home to travel in procession to the cemetery.