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September 2012


NORTON, VA – Nellie Mae Spriggs, 79, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN. She was a former librarian with the Wynford School System in Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Lee Spriggs; a son, Norman Spriggs; and a daughter, Pamela Spriggs.

She is survived by her daughter, Nella Dawn Wallace and her fiancé, Ronnie Hall of Norton, VA; 2 sons, George Spriggs of Florida and Mike Spriggs of North Carolina; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Anna Spriggs of Norton, VA and a special friend, Hope Hall of Norton, VA.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton, VA. Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Graveside committal services will be conducted 11:00 AM Sunday at the Antrim-Eden-Nevada Cemetery in Nevada, OH with Don Lambert officiating.


NORTON, VA - Jo Ann Jessee, 65, died Sunday, September 16, 2012 at her home on Guest River Road.  She was a daughter of the late Banner and Sophia Cantrell Jones, and was also preceded in death by a son, James David Hunsucker, a brother, Jimmy, and a sister, Florence.  Jo Ann was a retired registered nurse with the former Wise ARH Hospital, and attended Lost Creek Ministries.  She was a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Her children are: John and Yvette; her grandchildren are Dalton Cody and Kendra Faith.  Other family includes a sister, Ruby Dale, a brother, Blaine Jones, and several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Services for Jo Ann Jessee will be conducted at 7 PM Saturday at the Lost Creek Ministries Church (formerly Cornerstone Ministries) on Stevens Road, Wise, VA, with Pastor Jeff Reynolds officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to Lost Creek Ministries, or to the Southwest Virginia Cancer Center, 671 Hwy. 58 East, Norton, VA  24273.   Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home of Norton is serving the Jessee family.


NORTON, VA – Elmer Ray (Fudd) Bolling, 73, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 at Norton Community Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was also affectionately known as the “The Mayor of Bear Creek.” He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Jeanette Hall Bolling and a sister, Shirley Davidson. He was loved dearly and will be missed.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Bolling of Norton, VA; 2 sons, Danny Bolling of Norton, VA, John and Sharon Bolling of Coeburn, VA; 3 daughters, Teresa and Kevin Owens of Bristow, VA, Debbie and Kenny Carter of Haymarket, VA, Tina and Eddy Dodson of Princeton, W.Va.; 8 grandchildren, Joshua, Jonathan, Jessie, Christie, Rachael, Christian, Abby and Grace; 5 great grandchildren, Shane, Chloe, Riley, Maddy and Liam; several nephews; special friends, Norman Jennings and everyone at Transportation Plus, Jackie and Jenny Wells, and Joan and Willis Gibson.

The family will receive friends form 11:00 AM to1:00 PM Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mike Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Laurel Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Ann Bolling, P.O. Box 989, Norton, VA 24273.