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Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home

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JOSEPH FAWBUSH Funeral Service Licensee

Joe Fawbush is a lifelong resident of Norton and a 1981 graduate of J. I. Burton High School. Joe earned his mortuary science degree in 1985 from John A. Gupton College in Nashville, Tn. He began his apprenticeship at the funeral home in 1985 and became a funeral service licensee in 1987. In 2000 Joe and Marty became partners in the funeral home.

Joe currently serves as President of the Southwest Virginia Funeral Directors Association, Mayor of the City of Norton, member of the Lions Club of Norton and serves on several boards and commissions in Southwest Virginia.

Joe resides in Norton with his wife Christy.

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HOUSTON THACKER Funeral Service Intern

Houston is a lifelong resident of the Wise County area. He is a 2019 Graduate of J.I. Burton High School with many accolades in high school football and basketball.

Since Houston was 13 years of age he wanted to be a funeral director. He began his internship with the funeral home in September 2019. His plans are to attend John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science in Nashville, Tn. and pursue a career in funeral service. Houston resides in Norton.

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CHRISTY FAWBUSH Office Manager

Christy is a Dickenson County native and a 1989 graduate of Clintwood High School. Christy joined the funeral home in 2021 and is responsible for the day to day office operations.

Christy is a member of the Lions Club of Norton.

Christy resides in Norton with her husband Joe.

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MARTY HAGY Funeral Service Licensee

Paul Martin “Marty” Hagy is a second-generation funeral director. Marty began his career at Hagy Funeral Home in 1975. Marty retired from Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in August 2021 but is keeping his Funeral Service License current and works from time to time at the funeral home. From his early childhood he has grown up in a funeral service family.  Marty is a 1969 graduate of John I. Burton High School and graduate of East Tennessee State University.  He earned his mortuary service degree from John A. Gupton College in Nashville, TN, and joined the firm in 1975, remaining there ever since. He and his wife, Mary, are both lifelong residents of Norton.

The First Baptist Church of Norton is his church home.

JOSEPH FAWBUSH

Funeral Service Licensee
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Joe Fawbush is a lifelong resident of Norton and a 1981 graduate of J. I. Burton High School. Joe earned his mortuary science degree in 1985 from John A. Gupton College in Nashville, Tn. He began his apprenticeship at the funeral home in 1985 and became a funeral service licensee in 1987. In 2000 Joe and Marty became partners in the funeral home.

Joe currently serves as President of the Southwest Virginia Funeral Directors Association, Mayor of the City of Norton, member of the Lions Club of Norton and serves on several boards and commissions in Southwest Virginia.

Joe resides in Norton with his wife Christy.

HOUSTON THACKER

Funeral Service Intern
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Houston is a lifelong resident of the Wise County area. He is a 2019 Graduate of J.I. Burton High School with many accolades in high school football and basketball.

Since Houston was 13 years of age he wanted to be a funeral director. He began his internship with the funeral home in September 2019. His plans are to attend John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science in Nashville, Tn. and pursue a career in funeral service. Houston resides in Norton.

CHRISTY FAWBUSH

Office Manager
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Christy is a Dickenson County native and a 1989 graduate of Clintwood High School. Christy joined the funeral home in 2021 and is responsible for the day to day office operations.

Christy is a member of the Lions Club of Norton.

Christy resides in Norton with her husband Joe.

MARTY HAGY

Funeral Service Licensee
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Paul Martin “Marty” Hagy is a second-generation funeral director. Marty began his career at Hagy Funeral Home in 1975. Marty retired from Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in August 2021 but is keeping his Funeral Service License current and works from time to time at the funeral home. From his early childhood he has grown up in a funeral service family.  Marty is a 1969 graduate of John I. Burton High School and graduate of East Tennessee State University.  He earned his mortuary service degree from John A. Gupton College in Nashville, TN, and joined the firm in 1975, remaining there ever since. He and his wife, Mary, are both lifelong residents of Norton.

The First Baptist Church of Norton is his church home.