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April 2018

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NORTON, VA - Joseph Frederick “Huck” Hunnicutt, 58, died Sunday, April 15, 2018 at his home in Norton.

“Huck” was a son of Mary Katherine Breeding Hunnicutt and the late George E. Hunnicutt,
Sr.  “Huck” was virtually a lifelong resident of Norton, was a practicing attorney and partner in the Adkins & Hunnicutt Law Firm, and he was a business partner in the family owned and operated Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Norton.  “Huck” graduated from John I. Burton High School, was a graduate of the former Clinch Valley College, now the University of Virginia’s College at Wise.  While there he was an active member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and remained active in its and the college’s respective alumni associations.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Cumberland School of Law in 1989.  He served as the research and writing editor for the CUMBERLAND LAW REVIEW.  “Huck” served several consecutive terms on the City Council of Norton and served nearly twenty years as its representative on the CNW Regional Waste Water Treatment Authority.  He was a twenty-five year plus member of the Norton Fire Department and was active for many years as a coach and umpire with the Norton Little League program.  “Huck” was a member of Suther’s Lodge #259, AF&AM.  His proudest accomplishments were being a devoted father and grandfather.

Two sisters, Laura Camille Hunnicutt and Katherine “Strawberry” Robinson also preceded him in death.

In addition to his mother, Mary, of  Abingdon, VA, he is survived by his children:  Jessica Whitney Hunnicutt (and Elijah Roop), Norton, VA, Lauren Ashleigh Hunnicutt, Birmingham, AL, and Joseph F. Hunnicutt II ( and his wife Destinee), Wise, VA; his grandchildren, Joseph Frederick Hunnicutt III, Benjamin Samson Grate Hunnicutt, and Jackson Timothy Hunnicutt; his brothers George “Pedro” Hunnicutt, Jr. and Thomas Jonathan Hunnicutt; and his sisters:  Linda “Cindy” Dingus, Elizabeth “Blackberry” Strong, and Virginia “Hollyberry” Hunnicutt.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 PM Friday at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.  A Masonic tribute will be conducted at 7 PM.  A funeral service will be at 12 noon Saturday in the First Baptist Church of Norton, at Virginia Avenue and Ninth Street NW.  Burial will follow in the Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton.


NORTON, VA – Gerald Wayne Tate, 78, died Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Heritage Hall Healthcare in Wise, Va. Gerald was preceded in death by his wife, Francis Tate; his parents, Wayne and Helen Tate; his brothers, Jack, Alfred Lee, Jimmy and Robert (Bobby) Tate; and a sister, Deanna Tate. He retired as a machinist having worked in the Newport News Shipyard.

He is survived by three brothers, Franklin Tate and Gary Tate of Norton, Va., Mike Tate and his wife Karen of Jonesville, Va.; two sisters, Nancy Darnell and her husband Howard of Johnson City, Tn. and Sandra Rose and her husband Dallas of Knoxville, Tn.; ten loving nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-6:30 pm Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton, Va. Funeral services will be conducted at 6:30 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Robert Fultz, Jr. officiating. Graveside committal services will be conducted at 11 am Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton, Va. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 10:30 am Wednesday to travel in procession to the cemetery.

Special thanks to Larry and Linda Sturgill and Howard and Nancy Darnell for all the special attention given to Gerald the last few years. God Bless your goodness.


NORTON, VA – Glenn Earl Teasley, 87, died peacefully Thursday, April 12, 2018 at his home in Norton.  Glenn was born at Dorchester, Virginia to Ernest and Hazel Standifer Teasley.  He founded Glenn’s Finer Homes in Norton fifty years ago.  His early working career included being a reporter for the Coalfield Progress.  Glenn was a member of the First Baptist Church of Norton and was a member of the Norton Lions Club for over sixty years, including terms as its president and District Governor of Lions International.  He was a Melvin Jones Fellow recipient of Lions International, a former Wise County/City of Norton Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, and, in 1997, Glenn was inducted into the Clayton Homes Hall of Fame. He was preceded in death by a son Ernest Randall “Randy” Teasley and a daughter, Mary Katherine “Kathy” Atkins.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Marilyn Statzer Teasley, his daughters, LaWahna Glyn Search and her husband Stephen, Goshen, NY and Nancy Kim Benham, Greenville, SC; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, a daughter-in-law Anne Jacobe, son-in-law, Greg Atkins, a loving family of caregivers, and a close friend and confidant, Jim Kinser.

The family will receive friends and encourage all to share memories from 4-7 PM Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Norton. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Norton, PO Box 499, Norton, VA  24273 or to the Norton Lions Club “Big Heart Fund”, PO Box 974, Norton, VA  24273.


NORTON, VA – Joann Minor Robinette, 61 passed away peacefully at home on April 6, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Wayne Robinette, and her parents Charles and Della Adkins Minor of Wise, Virginia.

Surviving are her sisters and brother:  Shirley and Glen Rider, Wise, VA, Alma and Rocky Rittenberry, Mooresville, NC, Lisa Kinser, Norton, VA, and Will and Elaine Minor, Coeburn, VA;

Her nieces and nephews:  Johnny Mullins, Mandy and Jason Lane, Crystal and Daniel Stewart, Jeffery and Sarah Bentley, Sabrina and J.D. Fox, and Nathan Minor; her great nieces and nephews: Dalton Ramey, Cody Mullins, J.W. Lane, Brian Jessee, and Elijah Stewart; her little loves: Brayden, Chloe, Conner, Alaina, and Cameron’ and a host of other friends and relatives, including a very special cousin, Eddie Russell.

A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 2 PM Sunday at the Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton, with Brother Jeff Meade officiating.  Joann personally requested that memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN  38101-9908.  Funeral arrangements are through Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home of Norton.