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July 2018

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NORTON, VA - Faye L. Wood Phillips,79, went to be with her LORD and Savior July 8, 2018 at her home, with her husband, children, and grandchildren by her side.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert A. and Mabel Price Wood, her daughter, Janet Phillips, and her brothers, James R. Wood and Lewis Wood.  Faye was a retired CNA with the former St. Mary’s Hospital, was a homemaker, and was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Elmer Earl Phillips, her children:  Margie H. (Allen) Carter, Norton, VA, Roderick Earl (Monique) Phillips, Vinegrove, KY, Peggy Sue “Susie” (Allen) Kelsey, Bristol, TN, Jean P. (John) Hill, Louisville, KY, Willie Wayne (Angel) Phillips, Norton, VA, and Crystal P. (Allen) Lark; a host of loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, four brothers, and two sisters.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.  A funeral service will be at 7 PM in the funeral home chapel, with the Reverend Darrell Bolling officiating.  Family and friends will gather by 10:30 AM Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at the funeral home, where they will then travel in procession to the Laurel Grove Cemetery for burial.


NORTON, VA – Jesse Allen James, 75, was born in Verdi, KY to the late Sparkle Robinson and Allen James, Jr.  He was called home on July 3, 2018.  Jesse was a longtime member of Chestnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and sang in the choir.  He was a retired Materials Management Supervisor for Bell Atlantic (formerly C&P Telephone Co., which is now Verizon).

Jesse is survived by his former wife, Bernice Livingston James, his children: Tonya Teasley, Gregory James, Sr., Gwendolyn James, and Crystal (Keith) Babb; a brother, Terry Young, 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, a niece, Terran Young, and a special friend, Rusty Hayes.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 1 PM Wednesday, July 11 at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton. A funeral service will follow at 1 PM in the funeral home chapel.  Burial will be at the Laurel Grove Cemetery.


NORTON, VA – Richard Dawayne Bloomer, 54, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his father, Broudis Bloomer; two brothers, Bobby Bloomer and Joey Bloomer; and a sister, Patsy Mefford.

He is survived by mother, Ruby Bloomer Trinkle; three brothers, Kenneth Bloomer of Norton, Va., Tommy Bloomer of Appalachia, Va., Mark Bloomer and his wife Michelle of Big Stone Gap, Va., two sisters, Dinah Bates and her husband David, and Judy Bloomer all of Norton, Va.; seberal nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Tony Nunley and Rev. Hunter McFarland officiating. Graveside committal services will be conducted at 11 am Monday, July 9, 2018, at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 10:30 am Monday to travel in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be, Donald Miles, Lawrence Mathias, Troy Benson, Travis Bates, Broudis Bates (Peanut) and Mark Bloomer.