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March 2012


ROBERT B. BASHAM

WISE, VA - Robert B. Basham, 53, departed this life Saturday, March 31, 2012 at his home in Wise, Virginia after battling cancer, which he fought to the end.  Robert was born in Bluefield, WV to William Marshall Basham and the late Lois Covill Basham.  He was a retired Road Foreman of Engines for Norfolk Southern Railroad, the third generation to serve, with 32 years of service.  Robert gave 110% to anything that he did.  While growing up and living in West Virginia, he was very active in the Boy Scouts of America. As a Cub Scout, he was a Webelos Scout and in the Order of the Arrow of Light. In Boy Scouting he achieved Eagle Scout.  He remained active in scouting as an adult scout leader and was awarded the Silver Beaver Adult Award for his service in many scouting programs and activities. Robert was also commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Also preceding him in death was  a brother, Marshall H. Basham.

Surviving are: his wife and son, Cheryl L. Basham and Robert E. Basham of Wise, VA; his father and step-mother, William and Betty Basham, his step brothers, Tim and Jim Smith, Charleston, WV, and Chris Smith of California, a step sister, Janet Francis, Pearisburg, VA, and a nephew William Evan Basham.  His adoptive brother and sister are Rick and Carol Wade of Wise, VA.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Monday at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home, 956 Park Avenue, Norton, VA.  Graveside funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday at the Glencoe Cemetery in Big Stone Gap, VA, where he will be laid to rest near his grandmother, Nell Covill.  Tom Dickenson will be an honorary pallbearer, with active pallbearers:  Tim White, Bill Lewis, Eric Jackson, Rick Wade, Rolla Richard Wade and Tom Kennedy.  Family and friends will gather by 10:30 AM Tuesday at the funeral home, then depart in procession to Glencoe Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, 738 Park Avenue, Suite 3, Norton, VA  24273


VERNIE CHURCH

NORTON, VA – Vernie Sue Church, age 68, died Thursday, March 29, 2012 in Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN. She was a wonderful caregiver, homemaker and a very caring parent.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Ray Church, and parents, the late Vessie and Tennie Irvin. 

She is survived by daughters; Gloria Sue Church, Blountville, TN, Gabriella Lynne Lane and husband Sam, Norton, VA, Delila Michelle Hill and husband Brad of Coeburn, VA; sons, Dewey Ray Church, Jr. and wife Janie, Curtis Glen Church and Crystal, all of Norton; grandchildren, Christopher, Leslie, Alicia and Nathan; sister, Louella Church, Myrtle Point, OR; brother, Vessie Irvin, Hollywood, CA.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 4 PM Sunday in Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow in American Legion Cemetery.


JOHN JONES

NORTON, VA - John Rees Goodness Jones, 55, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Wise.  He was the son of the late Frank Goodness and Eileen (Rees-Boughton) Brickey. John was a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Tracy Scyphers Jones, his children:  Dylan Hunter of the home, Kristin Cox, Beckley, WV, and Damon Lane, Pound, VA; a sister Charlotte Warner, Coeburn, VA, and three grandchildren.

Family and friends will gather at 2 PM Saturday at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home to celebrate John’s life.


ROBERT WATLINGTON

NORTON, VA – Robert Clifton Watlington, age 54, died Monday, March 26, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  He was a member of the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his mother Cora Lee Etter Watlington and a brother, Phillip Etter.

Surviving are his daughters; Chantel Dudley, Sharecca Watlington, Christina Watlington, all of Kingsport, TN, Felishia Dickerson, Hickory, NC, Elizabeth Cora Lee Dudley, Roanoke, VA, and Harley Watlington, Kingsport, TN, a son, Robert Eugene Watlington, Knoxville, TN, his father, James and Ethel Watlington, Norton; sisters, Zena Lewis, Greeneville, TN and Vera Horton, Kingspsort, TN; brothers,  James Watlington, Jr., Sneedville, TN, William Watlington, Chesapeake, VA, Wallace Watlington, Greenville, TN. and Lamont Watlington, Kingsport, TN; and 7 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sunday in Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Monday in the funeral home chapel with Apostle Theopolus Jackson officiating.  Interment will follow in Oak View Cemetery in Big Stone Gap, VA. 


HOGE HORNE

COEBURN, VA – Hoge I. “Bud” Horne, 82, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Mountain Home, TN. He was a retired mechanic having worked at Super Service Garage in Norton. He was a Korean War veteran having served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Wells Horne, Coeburn, VA; a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Regius Comstock, Montour Falls, NY; a granddaughter, Larissa “Toby” Comstock, Montour Falls, NY; a grandson, Logan Comstock, Montour Falls, NY; half sisters, Clarinda Morris and Shirley Anita Horne; half brothers, Bobby Horne and Earl Horne; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 PM Friday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 PM Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Thomas R. Peake officiating. Burial will follow in the Laurel Grove Cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Virginia National Guard and local veterans groups.


ROSALEE VAN WINKLE

NORTON, VA - Rosalee Van Winkle, 73, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Norton Community Hospital.  She was the widow of Carlos Buford Van Winkle, and was also preceded in death by her father, Hughie Campbell, Sr.  Rosalee was a retired LPN with over 30 years service at Norton Community Hospital.

She is survived by her sons and their spouses: Michael and Janet Van Winkle, Mount Carmel, TN, and Greg and Donna Van Winkle, Bristol, TN, her mother, Nell Nidiffer Campbell, Appalachia, VA; two sisters: Helen Wright, Appalachia, VA and Phyllis Reece, Big Stone Gap, VA, and her brother, Hughie Campbell, Jr., Morristown, TN.  Her grandchildren are Gregory (Cara) Van Winkle, Andrea (Clay) Taylor, Destiny Van Winkle, Alexa Van Winkle, and Matthew Allen Van Winkle.  Her great grandsons are:  Caleb Van Winkle, Tyler Chase Van Winkle, and Wesley Taylor

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Thursday at the Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton.  Funeral services will be at 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Bill Hughes officiating.  Family and friends will gather Friday morning at 10:30 where they then will travel in procession to Powell Valley Memorial Gardens for graveside committal services and burial.


DELLA BURTON CAUDILL

NORTON, VA – Della Burton Caudill, 93, died Friday, March 9, 2012 at the home of her daughter in Wise, VA. Della was the daughter of James and Betty Burton. She was also preceded in death by her husband James Howard Caudill, her brothers and sisters, Leonard Burton, Fred Burton, Virgil Burton, Delora Burton Gent, Maude Burton Caudill, Naomi Burton Asher, Mary Edna Burton Slone, Evelyn Burton Stidham, Thelma Burton Ray and Doris Burton Allen. Della was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Independent Home Health of Coeburn and Wellmont Hospice.

Surviving are her two sons, James D. (Butch) Caudill and his wife Brenda of Big Stone Gap, VA, Marvin Caudill and his wife Barbara of Lafayette, IN; two daughters, Brenda Caudill Stephenson of Raleigh, NC, Nila Caudill Hamilton and her husband Larry of Wise, VA; seven grandchildren, Valerie Hamilton, Wade Stephenson and his wife Ashley, Kenny Caudill and his wife Tonya, Joshua Caudill, Lisa Hamilton Boggs and her husband Ronathan, Jason Caudill and Heather Caudill; five great grandchildren, Jaden Boggs, Emelee Boggs, Jeremiah and Abigail Caudill and Callen Okerson; two sisters, Marie Burton Skidmore and Grace Burton McIntire; a host of nieces and nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 PM Sunday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home. Funeral service will be conducted 7:00 PM Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Clifford Bowman officiating. Graveside committal services will be 11:00 AM Monday at Laurel Grove Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at 10:30 AM Monday at the funeral home to travel in procession to the cemetery.


FRANCES WATTS

WISE, VA – Frances Watts, age 75, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at her residence.  She was a retired nurse from Norton Community Hospital with 18 years of service. She was a member of Lakeshore Community Church in Abingdon, enjoyed her flower garden and avid music lover.  She loved and was very devoted to her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Nannie and Floyd Thompson, brother, Cecil Thompson, sisters, Nora Barnum and Stella Collier.

She is survived by her husband Wayne Watts; daughters, Sandra Orender, wife of the late Ron Orender of Wise, VA, Michelle Watts of Coeburn, VA and son, Kenneth Leonard and wife Dianne of Columbia, PA; sisters, Gertrude Sybert of Big Stone Gap, VA, Jean Cox of Texas, Evelyn Porter of NC, Marcella Bolling of Virginia and Donna Meyers of Big Stone Gap, VA; Grandchildren, Dannette Hutchens, Kimberley Sterling, Felicia Clark, Ricky Miller, Tonya Leonard, Rhonda Miller, Erica Morgan and Wesley Campbell; 9 Great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Friday at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home.  A funeral service will follow at 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Steve McCoy officiating. Graveside committal services will be conducted 2:00 PM Saturday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will meet at 1:30 PM Saturday at the funeral home to travel in procession to the cemetery. 


SHANE DONELY ROBERSON

NORTON, VA – Shane Donley Roberson, 29, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012. He was a 2000 graduate of J.I. Burton High School, a 2010 graduate of Mountain Empire Community College and was currently attending Old Dominion University.

He is survived by his fiancée, Amber Leeann Smith of Norton, VA; a son, Bryson Patrick Roberson of Norton, VA; his mother, Karen Gail Roberson, Norton, VA; a brother, Ryan Andrew Roberson of Norton, VA; grandmother, Barbara Lee Nelson, Norton, VA; grandfather, Robert Campbell Nelson of Afton, VA; several aunts and uncles.

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


HAZEL DANIELS WATTS

WISE, VA - Hazel Ann Daniels Watts, 77, died Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Norton Community Hospital following a long illness.  She was retired as the office manager of Daniels’ Plumbing and Heating in Norton, VA. Her family was the center of her life, and her passion was flower gardening.  Hazel was a daughter of John and Myrtle Stidham Daniels and was also preceded in death by her brothers and sisters:  Charlie Daniels, Jim Daniels, Hope Begley, Gladys Begley, and Mable Daniels.

Surviving her are her husband of 57 years, James D. Watts, her daughter Rebecca (Kenneth) Wright, and her son, Rick (Sally) Watts, all of Wise, VA.  Her brothers and sisters are:  Tommy Daniels, John Daniels, Evelyn Cassell, Norma Jean Wilson, and Millie Bentley.  Her grandchildren include Victoria Bays, Ashley Watts, Kendra Green, Autumn Wright, and Chad, Ricky and Chris Sartin.  Her great grandchildren are:  Tianna Gravely, Noah and Sally Sartin, Kaden and Conner Green, and Eli Stanley.

Graveside funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 7, at the Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton, with the Pastor Carrol Childress officiating.  Friends are asked to meet the family at the cemetery at the 2 o’clock hour. Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home is serving the Watts family.