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August 2013


GREG ORENDER

NORTON, VA - James Gregory “Greg” Orender, 52, died Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Ridgecrest Nursing Home in Duffield, VA.  He was the son of the late James Ray and Pauline (Neal) Orender.  Greg was a Senior Draftsman for Marshall Miller & Associates engineering firm.

Surviving are his daughter, Melody Allison “Alli” Orender, Abingdon, VA, his sister, Sharon Mullins and her husband, Leon, Wise, VA, a niece, Kimberly Collins, and her husband, Kevin, Wise, two aunts:  Ruble Neal Hamlin and Ruth Stallard; and his special friends:  Dan Stidham, David Hibbs, Derek and Chuck Stidham, Tony Wampler, Chris Counts, and Maj. Joe Rasnick (U.S. Army ret.)

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Tuesday at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.  Funeral services will be at 7 PM Tuesday in the funeral home chapel, with the Reverend Allen Culbertson and the Reverend Larry Mullins officiating.  Family and friends will gather from 10:00 – 10:30 AM Wednesday at the funeral home, where they then will travel together in procession to the Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton for burial.


KATHY ADKINS

WISE, VA – Mary Katherine “Kathy” Adkins, 57, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer. With her warm and loving spirit she welcomed everyone into her home with open arms. Kathy was a member of the Light House Church in Wise, VA. She enjoyed volunteering for the Big Heart Project with the Norton Lions Club. Kathy was an exceptional General Manager of Glenn’s Finer Homes, Pound location for over 30 years. She was preceded in death by her brother, Randy Teasley in 2010.

She is survived by her husband, Greg Adkins of Wise, VA; a son, Jimmy Kinser and his wife Diane of Wise, VA; two daughters, Chasity Fitzpatrick and her husband B.T. of Roanoke, VA, Angel Kinser of Wise, VA; stepson, Isaac Adkins and his wife Stefoni of Wise, VA, stepdaughter, Tonia Adkins of Norton, VA; parents, Glenn and Marilyn (Statzer) Teasley of Norton, VA; sisters, Nancy Kim Benham of Greenville, SC, LaWahna Search and her husband Steve of Goshen, NY; grandchildren, Austin and Kaitlyn Dickson, Jessika and Triston Moore, Trinity Bentley, Isaiah, Hannah and Abigail Kinser, Logan Dishner, Jordan and Gabriella Wyatt, Landon and Katherine Adkins; sister-in-law, Anne Jacobe of Norton, VA; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 PM Wednesday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. The family invites friends to share their memories of Kathy after 6:00 PM. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 PM Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Roger Barker officiating. Graveside committal services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Thursday at the Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home by 10:30 AM Thursday to travel in procession to the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Southwest Virginia Cancer Center, 671 Highway 58 East, Norton, VA 24273.


OPHELIA FORNEY

NORTON, VA – Ophelia Mae Forney, 63, died Sunday, August 25, 2013 in Holston Valley Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Evangelistic Choralaires. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by three sons, Mark Forney of Norton, VA, Gene and Sharon Forney of Norton, VA, Herbert and Tamika Forney of Evansville, IN; two daughters, Mae Dingus of Hope Mills, NC, Althea and Mike Hill of Norton, VA; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; four brothers,  Robert Forney of Monroe, NC, Thomas and Edna Forney of Coeburn, VA, Tim Forney and Paul Forney, both of Norton, VA; two sisters, Lena and David Foster of Coeburn, VA, Wanda Forney of Baltimore, MD; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Jenay Tate.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 1:00 PM Wednesday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Leslie Lee officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak View Cemetery, Big Stone Gap, VA.


DANNY LEE CARTER, SR.

GATE CITY, VA – Danny Lee Carter, Sr., 75, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 in the VA Medical Center in Mountain Home, TN. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Carter, a sister, Patty Hibbard and a daughter, Cindy Mata,

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elizabeth Hall Carter of Gate City, VA; a son, Danny Lee Carter, Jr. and his wife Judy of Minot, North Dakota; grandchildren, Dakota and Trey Carter, Paula Seals, Ashley and Matthew Mata, Austin, Haley, Amber and Hunter Davis; 3 great grandchildren; a brother, Jerry Carter of Gate City, VA; two sisters, Nancy Bolling and her husband Norris of Wise, VA, Joy O’Rark and her husband Dave of Grey, TN; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton, VA. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jeff Reynolds officiating. Committal will follow in the Addington Cemetery where Military Graveside Rites will be conducted by the Gate City National Guard Funeral Honors Team and local Veterans Groups.


NORMA SINICROPE

NORTON, VA – Norma Setzer Sinicrope, 101, died Wednesday, August 21, 2013 in Panama City, Florida. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Norton, VA. She loved her family and her church and her avocation was teaching and gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Sinicrope in 1983.

She is survived by two sons, Dr. Ronald A Sinicrope and his wife Jeri Sinicrope of Panama City, Florida, Joseph D. Sinicrope and his wife, Dr. Jacqui Sinicrope of Charlotte, NC; a daughter, Dr. Patricia E. Sinicrope of Panama City, FL; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a sister, Marion Foster of Foley, MO.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Va. with Rev. Lee Kidd officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:00 PM Sunday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton, VA to travel in procession to the cemetery. A reception will follow after the service in the Appalachian Room at the Holiday Inn in Norton, VA.

Memorial contribution may be made to the Norma Sinicrope Scholarship Fund, c/o WMU Wise Baptist Association, P.O. Box 2890, Wise, Virginia 24293.


GEREVA JAMES HUNNICUTT

NORTON, VA - Gereva James Hunnicutt, 67, passed away Friday, August 9, 2013 at Mountain View Regional Medical Center.  She was the widow of Warren Harding Hunnicutt and was a daughter of the late Robert and Hannah Ruth (Gilliam) James.  Her grandmother, Electa Glass Gilliam preceded her in death, as did an infant sister, Lora Ann James, and two brothers:  Roy Allen James and Leon James.

Surviving are her daughters (and their spouse): Kimberly Ann Hunnicutt, Wise, VA, Pamela (David) Mullins, Wise, VA, Georgeanne (Ronald) Mays, Norton; her grandchildren:  Warren Alexander Hunnicutt, Adam David Allen Mullins, Kelsey Rebecca Mullins, Zachary Keith Allen Mays, Holden Isaiah  Hunnicutt, and Daniel Bryson Mays; a brother, Morris James, Coeburn, VA, and a sister, Nola Jones, Kingsport, TN.

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 in the funeral home chapel with David Mullins officiating.  The family will have private committal services.


DOROTHY FIELDS

NORTON, VA – Dorothy Salyers Fields, 89, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2013 after a short illness. She was of the Christian faith. She was the widow of Curtis Fields. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Ralph Salyers and Tom Salyers; her sisters, Edith Bohnert, Wanda Castle and Doris Willis. She took great joy in her family and friends and was blessed with many friends and relatives who loved her.

Dorothy is survived by three sons, Lee Fields and his wife Karen of Salem, OR, Bruce Fields and his wife Annette of Norton, VA, Shayne Fields of Norton, VA; a daughter, Sue Bentley and her husband Dave of Coeburn, VA; eleven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren.

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


BEULAH ISON SLOCE

WISE, VA - Beulah Ison Sloce, 87, died, Thursday, August 01, 2013 at the home of her daughter, following an extended illness.  She was the daughter of the late Ira and Dora Bell (Roberts) Ison, and the widow of Willard “Tut” Sloce. She was also preceded in death by a son, Dwight Osco Sloce; her brothers, William Ison and Kinard Ison, her sisters, Eva Ison Hunsucker, Eura Ison Sturgill, Elsie Ison Owens and Thelma Ison. Beulah attended the Wise Mountain Fellowship Church, was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and was a member of the Wise County Republican Party.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Braccle and Brenda Sloce of Norton, VA, Greta and Harold Stanley of Bristol, VA, Reisa Sloce of Wise, VA and adopted daughter, Sheila Setias of Wise, VA; her grandchildren, Lori Sloce Morris of Woodstock, GA, Kristal Sloce of Norcross, GA, Harvy and Jess Stanley of Bristol, VA; her great grandchildren, Evan and Jarrett Morris of Woodstock, GA, and Mackenzie and Tyler Stanley of Bristol, VA; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:30 PM Saturday at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.  An Order of the Eastern Star service will be conducted at 7:30 PM.  Funeral services will be at 1 PM Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Reverend Dr. Greg Sergent and the Reverend Roger Sloce officiating.  Burial will follow in the Robinette Cemetery in the Powell River community.  Pallbearers will be grandson Harvy Stanley, great grandchildren, Evan and Jarrett Morris, and Tim Dotson, Stacy Salyers and Eric Holbrook.  Memorial contributions may be made to PAWS of Wise County or to the Wise County Christian School.