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June 2014


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ARLIE HOWARD BATES

NORTON, VA – Arlie “Bob” Bates, 83, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, June 29, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving wife, Judy Fletcher Bates and family. He was the son of the late Arlie H. and Elsie Jane (McGlothlin) Bates.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Freddie, Jerry and Jimmy Bates and a sister, Joan Hamilton.

Bob served our country in the military for over 44 years and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars.  He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Norton.

Surviving is his wife, Judy Fletcher Bates: his step daughters, Michele Ferguson and her husband Doyle, and Sharon Kaye Hickman and her husband Jim, all of Roanoke: his brothers: Donald “Sonny” Bates of McLeansville, NC, and William “Bill” Bates and wife Patty of Boston; his sisters:  Freda McAmis of Norton, Shirley Cleary and husband Earnie of Beckley, WV, and Janice Mullins of Kingsport, 2 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 PM Wednesday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Gwen Owens officiating. Burial will follow in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens where military graveside rites will be conducted.


BETTY HUMPHREYS

WISE, VA - Betty M. Humphreys, 79, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 16, 2014 at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Norton, Virginia.  Born in Lee County, Virginia, she was the daughter of James Madison Mise and Mae Lucas Mise.  Betty was a graduate of Milligan College and received her Master’s Degree from Radford University.  She joined the faculty of UVa-Wise (formerly Clinch Valley College) in 1968.  She remained an associate professor of business until the time of her death.  She was a member of the Norton United Methodist Church.  In 1955, she married Jim N. Humphreys, who preceded her in death in 1998.

Surviving is her son, James N. L. Humphreys of Kingsport, Tennessee.  Betty loved her extended family, which includes cousins, nieces, nephews, and in-laws in the Humphreys, Lucas, Miner, and Todd families.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 PM Wednesday followed by funeral services at 7 PM at the Norton United Methodist Church in Norton, Virginia, with the Reverend Ken Taylor and Reverend Austin Cook officiating.  Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 10 AM Thursday at the Lee Memorial Park and Cemetery in Woodway, Virginia. Family and friends will gather at the cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Jim N. Humphreys Memorial Scholarship, UVA Wise, 1 College Avenue, Wise, VA 24293 and to the Norton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 76, Norton, VA 24273.  

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REGINA MECHELLE MULLINS

NORTON, VA – Regina Mechelle Mullins, 43, died Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Johnson City Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer. Regina was a member of the Norton Lions Club and the First Baptist Church in Norton. Regina was an exceptional Registered Nurse at Norton Community Hospital for 12 years.

She is survived by a son, Jonathan Mullins of Norton, VA; a daughter, Nikki Mullins of Norton, VA; her parents, Wiley and Ann Holbrooks of Norton, VA; a brother, Brian Holbrooks of Hampton, VA; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; her fiancé, Frank Sullivan of Coeburn, VA.

The family will receive friends from 6-7:00 PM Saturday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. A memorial service will be conducted at 7:00 PM Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. John Ellington officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 499, Norton, VA 24273 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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MARY JOSEPHINE DANIELS

NORTON, VA – Mary Josephine Crocker Daniels, 92, died Friday, June 6, 2014 at Heritage Hall Healthcare in Big Stone Gap, VA.  Jo grew up in Haynesville, LA and made her home in Norton since 1942.

She is survived by her six children: Cliff Daniels (Pat) of Mooresville, NC, Victoria Daniels Smith (Bob) of Kannapolis, NC, Mary Daniels of Norton, Katie Daniels McDilda (Greg) of Fraziers Bottom, WV; Fred Daniels (Mary Anne) of Norton, Ed Daniels (Teresa) of Wise; 15 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren, a sister, Belle Crocker Miller, Clute, TX, and several nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Esserville Church, P.O. Box 941, Wise, VA 24293 or the American Cancer Society.

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BURL BAKER

WISE, VA -    Burl Baker, 86, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at his home. He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. Burl was a retired coal truck driver.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elaine Baker of Wise, VA; a daughter, Stacey Baker of Richmond, VA; a brother, Buford Baker and his wife Rita of Coeburn, VA; a sister, Margie Beverly and her husband Carl of Pound, VA; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM Saturday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton. Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Saturday at Greenwood Acres Cemetery in Coeburn with Rev. Greg Sergent officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the National Guard Funeral Honors Team and local veterans groups.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105