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April 2012


MARIE WAMPLER

NORTON, VA – Marie Wampler, age 88, died Sunday morning in Mountain View Regional Long Term Care after an extended illness.  She attended the Freedom of Worship Church in Norton. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson “Big Honey” Wampler in 2003, a granddaughter, Laura Danielle Wampler in 2006 and three sisters.

She is survived by a daughter, Norma Gardner and husband Charles, Norton, VA; sons, Nelson Wampler, Jr. and wife Diane, Abingdon, VA, Randy Lynn Wampler and wife Yvonne, Norton, VA; 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson; sisters, Ramona Carter Allen and husband Jack, Laurel, MD, Betty Jo Hill and husband Frank, Norton, VA; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home.  A funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Darrell Bolling officiating. Interment will be at 1:30 PM on Thursday in Gray Cemetery.  Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 1:00 PM to go in procession to the cemetery.


BRUCE MINOR

WISE, VA – Bruce Minor, 69, died Thursday, April 26, 2012 at his residence. He worked in the coalfields for 50 years and was owner/operator of Bruce Minor Trucking for 20 of those years.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Minor of Wise, VA; one daughter, Vickie Gibson and her husband Dennis of Wise, VA; one son, Donald Minor and his wife Katie of Norton, VA; three grandchildren, Travis Gibson, Amanda Stanley and Megan Minor; two great grandsons, Cason and Caden Gibson; one brother, Charles Minor of Norton, VA and one sister, Pauline Hayes of Norton, VA

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 PM Saturday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 PM Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Donald Harding, Jr. officiating. Graveside committal services will be conducted 2:00 PM Sunday at the White Oak Gap Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at 1:30 PM Sunday at the funeral home to travel in procession to the cemetery.


M. BARDIN THROWER, JR.

NORTON, VA - M. Bardin Thrower, Jr., born on January 11, 1946 in Bristol, TN died peacefully on Thursday afternoon, April 26, 2012 in Norton Community Hospital.

He was the son of Monroe B. and Hazel W. Thrower.

Professionally, a Certified Public Accountant, Bardin lived in Norton for most of his life. He attended John I Burton High School in Norton before studying at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He left school briefly to work in Lake Tahoe, CA and returned to finish his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of TN. After graduation, his first job was with Commerce Union Bank in Nashville, TN. It was in Nashville that he met his wife of 43 years, Eleanor House Thrower. In 1972, he returned to Norton and began work in his father's CPA firm, Thrower & Thrower. The firm has been in continuous operation since 1948, and is currently known as Thrower, Blanton and Associates. 

Bardin is survived by wife Eleanor; his brother John, and wife Kim Thrower of Austin, TX; his sister Susan and Dr. William F. Cale of Harrisonburg, VA. He also is leaving behind four children: Elizabeth A. Coberly, and husband Noah, of White Post, VA; Monroe B. Thrower, III, and wife Lisa of Atlanta, GA; Patrick M. Thrower, and wife Katy, of Houston, TX; and Katherine M. Thrower of Johnson City, TN as well as six grandsons: William, Hume and Duncan Coberly; Monroe (IV) and Malcolm Thrower and Tuk Thrower.

He was a longtime member of the Norton Presbyterian Church and the Lonesome Pine Country Club and an avid supporter of University of Virginia College at Wise and the student and athletic organizations at John I. Burton.  He supported and coached Norton Little League, Norton Youth Football and Norton Girls Softball.  He was active with the Kline Foundation and supported Pro Art. 

He was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Tau Chapter, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Virginia Society of Public Accountants, Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants.  He was a commissioned Kentucky Colonel. 

Bardin loved music, real estate, Southwest Virginia and classic Western films.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 PM Sunday, April 29, at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 7:00 PM Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Mike Porter officiating. A family burial will take place on Monday, April 30th at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Norton Presbyterian Church, 1230 Church St. NW, Norton, VA 24273


ALBIE JEAN INGLE

NORTON, VA – Albie Jean Ingle, 76, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012 in Norton Community Hospital. She was born in Seco, Kentucky to the late Henry and Goldie Thacker Williams. Also preceding her in death were four brothers, John Henry Williams, Robert Williams, Edward Williams and Gary Williams and a sister, Gracie Fields.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, John Ingle of Norton, VA; a daughter, Sandra Sturgill of Norton, VA; a son and daughter-in-law, Don and Melissa Fields of Sevierville, TN; two grandchildren, Willie Brian and Shelley Dingus of Norton, VA and Jessica Fields of Sevierville, TN; one brother and sister-in-law, Freddie and Linda Williams of Norton, VA; three sisters, Hazel Minnix, Joyce and Aubrey Wilson and Glenda and Mark Mullins all of Norton, VA; 5 great grandchildren, Ryan and Jonathan Dingus, Jade-Tresa White, Ella-Marie White and Leigh-Mark White; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 PM Friday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 PM Friday in the funeral home chapel with Robert Fultz, Scott Addison and Michael Addison officiating. Graveside committal services will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday at the White Oak Gap Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at 10:30 AM Saturday at the funeral home to travel in procession to the cemetery.


ROBIN LYNN SHOCKLEY

NORTON, VA - Robin Lynn Shockley, 46, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 in Johnson City Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Norton and a 1983 graduate of John I. Burton High School. She was preceded in death by her mother, Iva Pearl Shockley.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Autumn and Dave Lawson of Wise, VA; a grandson, Thomas Lee Lawson of Wise, VA; her father, Bill "Moe" Shockley of Norton, VA; brothers, William R. Shockley, Dwayne D. Shockley and Clayton D. Shockley all of Wise, VA. Johnny R. Shockley of Big Stone Gap, VA; a sister, Mary Shockley of Ft. Meyers, FL; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be planned at a future date. 


NAOMI SUFFRIDGE FAWBUSH

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Naomi Suffridge Fawbush, 93, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at her residence in Jacksonville, FL. She was preceded in death by her son and daughter-in-law Greg and Ashira Fawbush in 1990, her husband Col. Andrew Tyler Fawbush in 1991, her sisters, Edna Patterson and Ruth Sowder, and her brother William Suffridge.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Henry Webb of Hermitage, TN; her son and daughter-in-law, Andrew J. and Lin Fawbush of Jacksonville, FL, 8 grandchildren, Craig (Barbara) Webb, Chuck (Diane) Webb, Andrew Fawbush, Jr., Tyler Fawbush, Karin Fawbush, Michelle Fawbush, Lemore (Sean) Zausner, and Alan (Karen) Weinstein, 12 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside committal services will be conducted 11:00 AM Tuesday, May, 1, 2012 at Mountain Home National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tennessee TN with Dr. Henry Webb and Dr. Craig Webb officiating.

A memorial service will be held in Jacksonville, FL on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Southside United Methodist Church at 11 A.M.

Memorial contributions may be made to her church, Southside United Methodist Church, 3120 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32207 or to the Disabled American Veterans.


WILLIAM L. STOKES

NORTON, VA – William Lloyd "Bill" Stokes, 64, died Friday, April 20, 2012 at his residence. He retired as director of Norton Social Services with 31 years of service. He was a graduate of Clinch Valley College and received his Masters Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. He was a member of the Norton Rescue Squad, Norton Police Auxiliary and Norton United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Stokes.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Stokes of Norton, VA; a daughter, Erin L. Stokes of Wise, VA; his mother, Anne Stokes of Norton, VA; a granddaughter, Marley Stokes of Wise, VA; 3 step children, B.J. Whitt of Goshen, VA, Tracy B. Wallace and Chris W. Whitt both of Lexington, VA; sisters, Allison West and her husband Gary of Loveland, OH, Elaine Bush and her husband Joe of Plainsboro, NJ; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 PM Monday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. Services will be conducted 8:00 PM Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ken Taylor officiating.


CATHERINE L. MULLINS

NORTON, VA - Catherine Lucille Mullins, 94, died Thursday, April 19, 2012 at her residence. She was a former employee at Park Avenue Hospital and Southwest Drug Store. She was a widow of Clarence Amburgey, Herman Stidham and Ewing “Toots” Mullins. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Fred G. Buttner; a son, Billy Carson Amburgey; and a grandson, Joshua Stough.

Surviving are her daughters, Shelby Jean Amburgey, Mollie Sue Trent and Teresa Stough and her husband Barry; grandchildren, Fred Carson Ison, Don Trent and his wife Melanie, Mercedes Hammonds and her husband David, Velvet Carty and her husband Brian, Bridget Phillips and her husband Mike, Roberta Baker and her husband Andrew, Jonah Stough and his wife Allison; great grandchildren, Kristen Hammonds, Clarissa Carty, Taylor Trent, Billy Carty, Hunter Trent and Blake Hammonds; 9 step great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 PM Sunday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 PM Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Allen Culbertson officiating. Graveside committal services will be conducted 11:00 AM Monday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will meet at 10:30 AM Monday at the funeral home to travel in procession to the cemetery.


DIXIE RUTH VARNER

NORTON, VA - Dixie Ruth Varner, 82, died Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Florida Hospital in Tampa, FL.  Born in Harlan County, KY, she was a daughter of Eugene and Grace (Yokum) Austin.  Dixie was a long time resident of Norton and was an employee of the former Dixie Discount Store and of Magic Mart.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Norton.  A daughter, Rebecca Lynn Pennington preceded her in death, as did six brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by a son Rod R. Varner and his wife, Anita of Verona, OH, and a daughter Jenny Hull and her husband, Mike of Thonotosassa, FL, her ten grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren, and a special friend, Bea Varner.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Friday at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.  Funeral services will be at 11 AM Saturday, April 20, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Roger Jenkins officiating.  Burial will follow in the Highland Cemetery in Norton.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, ATTN: Memorial Gifts, 4240 Park Place, Glen Allen, VA  23060. 


LARRY WAYNE ADAMS

NORTON, VA - Larry Wayne Adams, 59, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Holston Valley Medical Center.   He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and pastor of Oles Hill Community Church in Norton.  A veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era, he was retired from Old Dominion Power Company, and currently was employed by Mountain Empire Older Citizens. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Lee and Anna P. (Sturgill) Adams.

Surviving are his wife, Andrea Adams, his sons, Aaron and Matthew Adams, his daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Anthony Cooke, his grandchildren: Ashton Adams, Tanner Cooke, Emalee Cooke, and Anthony (Lil Man) Cooke; his brother, Timothy Adams, Norton, and sister, Violet Burton, Big Stone Gap, VA, and a host of family and friends and brothers and sisters in Christ.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Monday at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.  Funeral services will be at 7 PM Monday in the funeral home chapel with Larry Mullins and Otto Gibson officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10:30 AM Tuesday at the funeral home where they will then travel in procession to Laurel Grove Cemetery where military grave rites will be provided by the Virginia National Guard Honors Team assisted by local veteran organizations. Pallbearers will be Matthew Adams, Aaron Adams, Anthony Cooke, Jay Cooke, Dean Helton and Sal Odierno. 


WANDA F. MALONE

WISE, VA – Wanda Faye Malone, 70, died Sunday, April 8, 2012 at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Norton.  She was a daughter of the late Luther and Fannie (Wells) Thacker, and was also preceded in death by a brother, Bruce Thacker.

She is survived by 4 daughters, Diane Gardner and Sherry Bryant of Wise, VA, Rose Jackson and Becky Gross of Coeburn, VA; 2 sons, Joe Malone and John Malone both of Kingsport, TN; 3 sisters, Marie Adams and Ruth Hale both of Norton, VA, Jeanette Rowe of Pensacola, FL; 2 brothers, Earnest Thacker of Standardsville, VA and David Thacker of Lincoln Park, MI;  her former husband and his wife, Frank and Susie Malone of Kingsport, TN; 15 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 PM Wednesday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Roger Sloce officiating. Burial will follow in the Laurel Grove Cemetery.


JOYCE ANNE TOLLEY

NORTON, VA – Joyce Anne Tolley, 75, died Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Mountain View Regional Medical Center Long Term Care. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray Baxton Tolley, Sr. and Dorothy Viola Moore Tolley; a brother, Ray Baxton Tolley, Jr. and a brother-in-law, Dillard McGraw.

She is survived by her sister, Gwenda McGraw of Norton, VA; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Winter of Gulfport, MS; 2 nieces, Beth Ann Cummings and her husband Tom of Beckley, W.VA, Marla Cain and her husband Andy of Birmingham, AL; great niece, Abby Cain and a great nephew, Ben Cain.

The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:00 PM Wednesday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. Services will be conducted 1:00 PM Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Father Timothy Drake officiating. Burial will follow in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.