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July 2012


DONNIE DOTSON

COEBURN, VA - Donnie “Chicken” Dotson, 71, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Mountain View Regional Medical Center. He enjoyed drag racing with his buddy Gary and also caring for his game chickens. He was a truck driver and was last employed at Quality Garbage in Norton.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Dotson of Coeburn, VA; a son and daughter-in-law, Donnie Paul and Debbie Dotson of Clintwood, VA; a grandson, Donnie Paul Dotson, II; his step children, Carlin Lee Burch of Blue Ridge, VA, Tammy Rene'e Burch of Salem, VA, David Wayne Burch of Roanoke, VA, Chuck Burch of Colorado and Debbie Moore of Richmond, VA; a brother, Timothy Dotson of Coeburn, VA; an aunt, Crystal Meade of Clintwood, VA; and his uncles, Denver Dotson and Curtis Dotson of Indiana; several nieces and nephews.

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


WILLIE McCURDY

NORTON, VA - Willie Lewis “Bob Tail” McCurdy, Sr., 70, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in Johnson City Medical Center. He was a former employee of Austin Powder Co. and Daniels Plumbing and Heating. He was a Virginia Tech Hokies and San Francisco 49ers fan. He loved listening to music. He was a member of the Chestnut Grove Missionary Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dessie B. and Zola Mae Lewis McCurdy; brothers, Sherman McCurdy and Phillip McCurdy; sisters, Janet McCurdy and Betty McCurdy.

He is survived by sons, Willie Lewis McCurdy, Jr., Thomas and Delena McCurdy and Michael and Carla McCurdy all of Norton, VA; daughter, Ann McCurdy of Norton, VA; brother, Dessie B. McCurdy, Jr. of Detroit, MI; fiancé, Vickie Sensabaugh of Norton, VA; step children, Curt Forney, Lawanna Cain and Jaymil Sensabaugh all of Norton, VA, Fred Sensabaugh of Columbus, OH; 9 grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; aunts, Fannie Mae McCurdy and Inez Simpson, both of Columbus, OH; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Mark Forney, Glen Sensabaugh and Paul Forney.

The family will receive friends 12:00-1:00 PM Saturday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sandra Jones officiating. Cremation will follow. 


DELBERT LEE BOGGS, JR.

WISE, VA - Delbert Lee Boggs, Jr. of Wise, VA entered peacefully into his eternal home on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at the Mountain View Regional Medical Center, in Norton, VA. D. L. was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert Lee Boggs, Sr. & Sarah Elizabeth Hollyfield of Pound, VA, a brother, Everette Jennings Boggs, Grand Rapids, MI, & a son, Jeffrey Carl Boggs.  He was raised on Indian Creek, near Wise, by two incredibly loving parents who he adored immensely. D.L. served in the United States Army from 1943-1945. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1951 with a degree in Mining Engineering. Shortly thereafter he accepted his first professional position with United States Gypsum Company near Saltville, VA  where he was employed from 1951-1957.   He and his family then relocated to Jasper, AL, where he became a foreman for Alabama Power Company from 1958 until 1961 when he became a salesman for Long Airdox Company based out of West Virginia from 1961 until 1969, during which time he relocated back to Wise County to live in Wise, where he lived the remainder of his life.   D.L. joined Charlie Harris in 1969 to become Vice President of Appalachian Construction Company where he worked until 1979. After that time D.L. worked as a Civil Engineering consultant with several local firms.

He is survived by his best friend and loving wife, Patsy Still Boggs, a son, Delbert Lee Boggs, III & wife Diane, of Brentwood, TN,  Amy Laura Puckett & husband Randy, with daughters Katherine Emily Barker & Margaret Ann Barker, of Knoxville, TN & Kimberley S. Boggs, MD of Knoxville, TN.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2:00PM on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at the Wise Baptist Church in Wise, VA.  Funeral services will follow there at 2:00 PM.  Services will be led by Dr. Ray Jones & Dr. Mike Winters.  Burial will follow in the Wise Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wise Baptist Church, P.O. Box 777, Wise, VA 24293.


RAMONA BROOKS DYE

NORTON, VA - Ramona Brooks Dye, 83, died Friday, July 20, 2012.  Born to Grover Cleveland Brooks, Sr. and Hazel Elizabeth (Harris) Brooks, she was a lifelong resident of Norton.  She was the widow of Robert Roy Dye, and was also preceded in death by an infant child, Glenn Carrol Hamilton, her brothers:  Red, Bob, and Charlie Brooks; and a sister, Nancyanne Brooks Hamm.  Ramona was a former sales associate for then Parks-Belk in Norton, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Norton, and had been a member of the Norton Community Hospital Auxiliary for many years.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews:  Charlene B. Bates, Danny Brooks, Gene Brooks, Cindy Franklin, Victoria Allen, Billy Hamm, and Toni Cabrerra; and her step-sons:  Tim and Terry Dye.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Wednesday, July 25, at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.  Funeral services will be at 8 o’clock in the funeral home chapel, with the Reverend John Ellington officiating.  Family and friends will gather at 10:30 AM Thursday at the funeral home where they then will travel in procession to the Laurel Grove Cemetery for committal services and burial.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Norton, PO Box 499, Norton, VA  24273.


FRED HUBBARD

NORTON, VA - Fred Hubbard, 96, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Mountain View Regional Medical Center.  Born in Lee County, Virginia, he was a son of the late Kaner and Ollie (Fields) Hubbard, and was of the Pentecostal faith.  Mr. Hubbard retired from both the City of Richmond, Virginia and the City of Norton. His wife, Carrie Wells Hubbard, preceded him in death in 1997, as well as his brothers and sisters:  Essie Hubbard, Clyde Hubbard, Leonard Hubbard, Bessie Sturgill, and Maudella Mefford.

Surviving are his daughter, Judy Davis, and her husband A.D., his son, Buddy Hubbard, and his wife, Joyce; his grandchildren (and spouses), Danny (Monica) Davis, Tammy (Jeff) Carty, Shane (Michele) Hubbard, and Marty Hubbard; his step grandchildren: Mike Martin, Wayne Martin, and Billy Martin; his great grandchildren: Emily Clark, Sarina Collins, Hunter Hubbard, Derick Davis, Isabella Davis, Kendra Leonard, and Cody Leonard; and his great-great grandchildren:  Taylor Gardner, Madison Gardner, and Gavin Collins.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Friday at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.  Funeral services will be at 7 PM in the funeral home chapel, with the Reverend Roger Sloce officiating.  Family and friends will gather from 10:00 until 10:30 AM Saturday at the funeral home where they will then depart in procession to the Laurel Grove Cemetery for committal and burial.


DANIEL RAMEY

NORTON, VA - Daniel Ramey, age 86, died Friday, July 13, 2012 in Mountain View Regional Medical Center. A son of the late Ellis Joshua and Alice (Hayes) Ramey, he was the last of his generation. He attended the Trinity Life Center Church in Coeburn where was a member of “Gary’s Sunday School Class”, and Senior Activity Group and he was a former choir member.  He was a retired coal miner and member of UMWA Dixiana Local 8017.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sisters and brothers, Bessie Orender, Maudie Short, Evie Greene, Emma Evans, Lakie Baker, Clarence Ramey, Jim Ramey and Moscoe Ramey.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marie Johnston Ramey; daughter, Naomi Ramey Grubb and husband Steve, Roanoke, VA; sons, Michael Ramey and wife Agnes, Radford, VA, Buford Ramey and wife Connie of Epworth, GA; grandchildren, Danny Brooks, Melody Forbes, Michael Ramey, Jr., Jaime Brooks and Debbie Sorrells; several great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren; a host of special nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 PM Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 PM Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. John McCarroll officiating. Graveside committal services will be conducted 11:00 AM Monday at Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, VA. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home 10:00 AM Monday to travel in procession to the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice or Trinity Life Center Church.

A special thank you to Dr. Michael Wheatley and Mountain View Regional Medical Center 3rd floor nursing staff for the wonderful care provided to Daniel and his family.


JAMES WATLINGTON, JR.

NORTON, VA – James Horace Watlington, Jr., 74, died Thursday, July 12, 2012 in Johnson City Medical Center.  James Horace Watlington, Jr. was born in Norton, VA on October 5, 1937 to the late James Horace Watlington and Katherine Bandy Watlington. He was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church and later became a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where he served as a deacon until he became ill. He retired from Westmoreland Coal Company after more than twenty years of service. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby Watlington and Melvin Watlington, Sr., two sons, Robert Clifton Watlington and Philip Wayne Etter.

He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Ethel Christine Freeman Watlington; two daughters, Zena Rena Lewis, Vera Dixon-Horton (Tony); four sons, James Curtis Watlington, William Watlington (Carrie), Wallace Watlington, and Lamont Watlington; three step sons, Julian Davis, Jerome (Jennifer) Davis, and James Bradley; two brothers, Preston (Ann) Watlington; Frank (Paula) Dalton, two sisters, Cherlaine Woods and Carolyn Hubbard; three sister-in-laws, Diane Watlington, Lillian Watlington, and Joyce Watlington; a brother-in-law, Joseph Freeman, Jr.; one uncle, Virgil (Gloria) Bandy and one aunt, Sovoya Joyce, 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a host of cousins, nephews, nieces and friends and a loving friend.

The family will receive friends from 12-2:00 PM Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM Saturday, July 21, 2012 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Eddie Mabry officiating. Burial will follow in the Clinch River Association Cemetery in Coeburn, VA.


ROSE FISCHER

NORTON, VA – Rose Elseg Fischer, 92, died Monday, July 9, 2012 at The Laurels Retirement and Assisted Living Home. She was born in 1919 in Catlettsburg, Kentucky to the late Mary and Joseph Elseg. Frank S. Fischer, her husband of 68 years; Pamela Fischer, her granddaughter; two brothers and five sisters preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Norton Presbyterian Church and the Norton Lioness Club. She worked at the telephone company and was a teacher’s aide for a short time. She was an outstanding seamstress and friends and family enjoyed her cookie making talent.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James and Sue Fischer of Kingsport, TN; daughters and sons-in-law, Pauline and Bob Wells of Stephen City, VA and Ann and Allan Williams of Midlothian, VA. She is also survived by six grandchildren, David and Misty Fischer, Marcie and Ben Becker, Steven and Brooke Fischer, Chris and Danielle Wells, Ken and Meredith Wells, Zachary Williams as well as 11 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2-4:00 PM Friday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted 4:00 PM Friday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Mike Porter officiating. Burial will follow at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Norton Presbyterian Church, 1230 Church Street NW, Norton, VA 24273.


JOHN RAYMOND LIVINGSTON, SR.

NORTON, VA - John Raymond Livingston, Sr., 60, was born June 24, 1952 in Norton, VA, to the late Denver and Estella Livingston.  He was called home Tuesday, July 3, 2012 after battling a long illness.  He was preceded in death by two sisters:  Geneva Teasley and Ollie Mae Livingston, and a brother, William Livingston.

During his life he was a longtime member of the Chestnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as an usher, and was a member of the church choir.  For the past few years he also attended Trinity Life Center Church.  He worked as a repairman for M&S Construction Company for nine years and also at Paramont Coal Company for 21 years as a repairman and certified electrician.  He retired in 2002.

He leaves to mourn his loving and faithful wife of 40 years, Mary E. Livingston.  Out of their union are three children:  Belinda Livingston, John (Manuela) Livingston, Jr., and Keyla Livingston; four grandchildren:  Ervin, Yakemia, Akyssa, and A’nyah; six brothers:  Nathaniel Livingston, Lynn (Grace) Livingston, Mike (Sharon) Livingston, Gail (Angie) Livingston, Jeffrey (Kathy) Livingston, Albert (Saundra) Livingston; five sisters:  Bernice James, Rose (John) Williams, Bertha McNeil, Eileen (Robbie) Bowser. Judy (Rusty) Rice, a precious and devoted brother-in-law, Jessee James, and a host of nieces nephews, relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 2 PM Tuesday, July 10 at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.  Funeral services will be at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel with the Pastor John McCarroll and the Reverend Leslie Lee officiating.  Burial will follow in the Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton.