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NORA CAROL BANKS WISE, VA- Nora Carol Banks, 57, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from the Holston Valley Medical Center- Kingsport, TN. She was surrounded by her loving family. Nora was an amazing mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She worked for 10 years at Neon Grade School and was presently an employee for nearly 11 years at Beeline Fas Mart in Wise, VA . She was dedicated to her work and providing for her family. She enjoyed playing Hayday, watching HGTV, home renovation shows and the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie. But her greatest pleasure was spending time with her children and grandchildren. Nora was preceded in death by her infant baby daughter, Angel Nicole Maggard; her father, Leonard Ray Banks and a brother, Troy Gross Jr. Survivors include her daughters, Amanda Maggard and spouse Misty Castle Maggard-Wise, VA, Bernice Sexton and husband Mason-Wise, VA; a son, David Maggard and wife Tracey-Jenkins KY; grandchildren; Braydon Sexton, Jaylynn Sexton, Maci Sexton, Colton Sexton, Darionna Mooney and Camden Chisenhall ; great-grandchild, Stromie Leann Rayne; sisters, Charlotte Banks and husband Al Jacome-New Jersey and Anna Ray McClanahan and husband Charlie-Elkhorn City, KY; a brother, Henry Banks- Belfry KY; special friends, Sindy Lowe and Lesa Perry; several nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn her passing and cherish her memory. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00pm Sunday January 22, 2017 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend R.L. Crawford officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services. Grave side services will be conducted at 1:00pm Monday January 23, 2017 at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens-Big Stone gap, VA where Royce Maggard, David Maggard, Jonathan Castle, Mason Sexton, Amanda Maggard, Dennis Anderson and Estle Castle will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 12 noon to prepare to go in precession to the cemetery. Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Nora Carol Banks. View our recent obituaries at: www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

DONNIE LEE TAYLOR POUND, VA- Donnie Lee Taylor, 61, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday January 17, 2017 from the Pikeville Medical Center. He was surrounded by his loving family. Donnie was of the Baptist faith and attended Millstone Missionary Baptist Church- Millstone, KY. He was a retired miner and chief electrician with over 35 years of service. He enjoyed traveling, mechanic work, he was always chasing ambulances and emergency vehicles, pranking around with everyone and bossing people around (if they needed it or not). He loved children and they were drawn to him. But spending time with his family was his greatest joy. Donnie was preceded in death by his parents, Madison Eugene and Ruth (Craft) Taylor ; brothers,Carl (Junior) Polly and Jimmy Taylor. Survivors include his loving wife, Sheila (Mullins) Taylor; daughters, Wendi Tackett and husband Waylon- Pound, VA and Anessa Davidson and husband Sam- Pound, VA.; a son, Nathaniel Polly and wife Carla- Jenkins, KY; grandchildren, Mysti Skye Mullins, Dianna Brooklyn Davis, Colton Davis, Michael Davidson and Louie Thacker; sisters, Altia Thomas, Alpha Miller and husband Alvin, Peggy Vanover, Connie Adams and husband Billy, Susie Hart and husband Jeff, Loretta Taylor and Kathy Bentley and husband Danny all of Letcher County, KY; special adopted daughter, Billie Jean Brashears; special great nephew, Aidan Mullins;special friends, Greg Sandler, Charlie Huff and Mickey Gilbert; several nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of friends and loved one to mourn her passing and cherish his memory. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00pm Saturday January 21, 2017 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church- Millstone , KY with Reverend Bill Craft and Brother Jeff Hart officiating. Burial will follow in the Whitaker–Sexton Cemetery – Payne Gap, KY where Waylon Tackett, Nathaniel Polly, Tommy Polly, Lee Polly, Sam Davidson and Timothy Mullins will serve as pallbearers; honorary pallbearers will be employees of Alpha /Paramount Deep Mines # 25. The family will receive friends after 5:00 pm Thursday January 19, 2017 with a 7:30 pm evening service. The family will receive friends after 4:00 pm Friday January 20, 2017 with a 7:00 pm evening service at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church- Millstone, KY. Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is severing the family of Donnie Lee Taylor. View our recent obituaries at: www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

SAMMY GUY CHESTER POUND, VA- Sammy Guy “Sam” Chester, 60, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday January 15, 2017 from the Pikeville Medical Center after an extended illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. Sam was such an inspiration to many of us. He was an amazing husband to his beautiful wife of nearly 37 years Nora Chester, an honorable father to his sons, Jeremy and John John and an awesome grandfather to his grandchildren. His inspiration is led by the numerous medical predicted outcomes that he proved to be wrong. He has survived multiple heart attacks, four wheeler accidents, heart surgeries and hip surgeries. Meeting this man in person, you would never have believed what all he had been though and overcame. He was the most kind hearted individual and just an all around amazing person to everyone. Last year we found out that Sam was diagnosed with Small Cell Carcinoma in the right lung. He didn’t let that stop him though. He persevered through treatments and radiation. In July we found out that Sam was in remission! We were blessed, as this type of cancer typically doesn’t go into remission. A few months later, he started getting weak again and we found out in December the cancer bounced back in the same place as the last time, the right lung. Sam was tired but still told us he wouldn’t give up. As 23 days passed with him being in numerous hospitals, he said that he was finally ready to be with the Lord. After a long, hard fought battle with cancer, Sam finally won. He gained his angel wings and is suffering no more pain. Sam was of the Pentecostal faith and was a retired miner and a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He had lots of friends, but his closest friend was his son Jeremy. Sam enjoyed four wheeling, camping, shooting guns and talking to with his CB buddies, his handle being ”Riverboat Gambler”. He was an avid Washington Redskins fan and Tennessee Volunteer football fan and enjoyed watching the Discovery Channel. But spending time with his family was what he loved and cherished the most. Sam was preceded in death by his mother Naomi Chester on September 27, 2012; a sister, Connie Krebs; and a niece, Melissa Krebs. Survivors include his loving wife, Nora Chester-Pound, VA; his sons, Jeremy Chester and wife Chelsea-Pound, VA; John Turner- Pound, VA; grandchildren, Chase Polly, Greyson Chester, Lee Polly, Jayden Chester, Breanna Turner and Caleb Brickey; his father, Guy Chester-Wise, VA; a sister, Kathy Chester- Wise, VA; a brother. John Chester and wife Sheila- Burlan, KY; several nieces, nephews and cousins; his little companion, Milo and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn his passing and cherish his memory. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Wednesday January 18, 2017 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Cliff Bowman officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Thursday January 19, 2017 at the Newberry Cemetery (Tarpon Section) Clintwood, VA where Jeremy Chester, John Turner, Jeff Williams, Andrew Greear, Robbie Tompkins and Richie Reece will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:00 am to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery. Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Sammy Guy Chester. View our recent obituaries at:www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

TENNA JEAN TACKETT MANASSAS, VA - Tenna Jean Tackett, 67, left this world to go to her eternal home Friday January 6, 2017 from the Norton Community Hospital after a lengthy illness. Her loving family was at her bedside. Tenna was former resident of Southwest Virginia and Eastern Kentucky before moving to Manassas to live with her daughter Leatrice. She was a former cafeteria worker for the Pike County School System as well as a homemaker. Tenna was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was a hard worker and provided for her family. She enjoyed a good cigarette, liked to go to casinos and was especially fond of the slot machines, and was an avid Willie Nelson fan. But her biggest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Tenna was preceded in death by her husband, Willie T. Tackett; a son, William Rose; her parents Fletcher and Myrtle (Little) Rose; her sisters, Goldie Belcher, Nellie Branham and Pearlie Rose; and her brothers, Crit Rose and Basil Rose. Survivors include her daughters, Leatrice Elliott and husband Tony- Manassas, VA , Tammy Sulcer and husband Robert-Clintwood, VA and Jayneen Tackett-Kentucky; sons, Gregory (Shag) Rose-Clintwood, VA and Larry Rose-Kentucky; brothers James Rose and wife Lena-Wise, VA, Dickie Rose-Kentucky, Dudley Rose-Norfolk, VA and Jimmy Rose-North Carolina and Junior Rose; 15 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friend, Dani Swain-Manassas, VA; and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn her passing and cherish her memory. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm Sunday January 8, 2017 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy Carter officiating. The family will receive friends from11:00 am until time of services. Burial will follow in the Meade Cemetery on Ferbie Road-Pound, VA where family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Tenna Jean Tackett. View our recent obituaries at: www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

SAUNDRA KAYE STIDHAM POUND, VA – Saundra Kaye Stidham, 70, left this world to go home with her Lord and Savior Friday December 30, 2016 from the Whitesburg ARH Hospital. Kaye was a Christian of the Baptist faith and last attended Lone Pine Chapel Church. She enjoyed cooking and crocheting as well as reading her Bible. She loved watching and listening to TV, especially QVC. Kaye was preceded in death by her husband, James Stidham; her parents, Ivy and Emogene (Branham) Yates; and her sisters, Sharon (Patty) Bolling and Debra Perrigan. Survivors include her daughter, Stephanie Hamilton and husband Randy- Pound, VA; sisters Gail Boggs and husband Bill-Pound, VA; and Carolyn Boggs and husband Curtis-Pound, VA; special niece and caregivers, Shandolyn Johnson and husband Chris and their son Logan-Pound, VA; nephew Brian Boggs and wife Allison and their children Kensleigh, Madison and Ian-Pound, VA; her caretaker Brenda Boggs; special friends, Bernice Jones, Janice Oliver, Jessie, Alex Jayden and Julian; her beloved dog Tucker; and a host of friends and loved ones to cherish her memory. A celebration of life service will be conducted at 6:00 pm Sunday January 1, 2017 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Tommy Shell. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services. Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 pm Monday January 2, 2017 at the Dewey Memorial Cemetery where Chris Johnson, Logan Johnson, Brian Boggs, Cory Browning, Seth Marsingill and Edward (Cadillac) Boggs will serve as pallbearers. Ian Boggs, Bill Boggs, Mike Boggs and Eugene Oliver will serve as honorary pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker Funeral Home by 12:00 noon to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery. Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Saundra Kaye Stidham . View our recent obituaries at: www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

CORENA McCURRY WISE, VA - Mrs. Corena McCurry, 71, entered into eternity Sunday December 18, 2016 from the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Her loving family was a t her bedside. Corena was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving and kind person, always doing for others. She was an avid talker and could have a conversation with anyone. Corena loved reading and word search puzzles and listening to Ralph Stanley bluegrass. But her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandkids. Corena was preceded in death by her parents, Curt and Grace (Beverly) Maggard; a sister, Betty Perry; brothers, Hatler and Buster (Buck) Maggard; and her former husband, John Ray Stanley. Survivors include her companion of 20 + years, Donald Stanley-Wise, VA; a daughter, Lorie Ann Toby-Clay City, KY; sons, Dennis Bentley-Wise, VA and Quinten Bentley-NC ; daughter/granddaughter, Kiyia Bentley ; 12 grand- children; 24 great-grandchilden; sisters, Hetty Allen-FLA, Laura Brown-Brownsboro, TX, Sheila Kay Perry-Coeburn, VA, Joyce Lynn Taylor-Wise, VA, Sherry Oakes- Pike County, KY and Beulah Smallwood-Pike County, KY; brothers, Jeff Maggard- Wise, VA, Sam maggard-Wise, VA, Jimmy Maggard-Wise, VA and Sherman Maggard- Wise, VA; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; a special friend. Hazel Stanley- Wise, VA; and a host of friends and loved ones to cherish her memory. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 Noon Monday December 19, 2016 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy Carter officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until time of services. As per Corena’s wishes she will be cremated. Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Corena McCurry. View our recent obituaries at: www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

FREDDIE LYAL MEADE POUND, VA – Freddie Meade, 72, entered into eternity Wednesday December 14, 2016 from his granddaughter’s home in Pound, VA. He was surrounded by his loving family as he peacefully passed away. Freddie was of the Baptist faith, he was a retired surface miner with 20+ years of experience and former operator of a Exxon service station. Freddie was a workaholic, he loved working and doing things to help others. He loved farming and doing tractor work and he especially enjoyed riding the babies on his tractor. He enjoyed the history channel ,westerns and war movies. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Freddie was preceded in death by his parents, Ottis James and Daphne (Stallard) Meade; sisters, Inez Wilson, Cleo Stallard and infant Ruth Ann Meade; and brothers James Meade, Hershel Meade and Ottis Meade, Jr. Survivors include his loving wife of 32 years Shirley Meade-Pound, VA; daughter, Katrina Powers and husband Tim -Pound, VA; sons, Michael Wayne Meade-Knoxville, TN, Anthony Lyal Meade and wife Michelle-Charlotte, NC and Phillip Pilkenton and wife Nancy-Pound, VA; grandchildren, Mckenzie Meade, Stephen Dwayne Powers, Leighann Gibson, T.J. Pilkenton and Rayden Short; great-grandchildren, Isiah Bentley, Caliph Gibson, Paisley Gibson, Dustin Parsons, Hunter Parsons and Ashton Sturgill; sisters, Janet Bell-Lancaster, OH and Emma Pastel-Knoxville, TN; brothers, Leon Meade-Pound, VA, Clyde Meade-Tucson, AZ, Sammy Meade- Waynes Branch, VA and Jimmy Meade-Georgetown, OH; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and host of friends to mourn his passing and cherish his memory. As per Freddie’s wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Freddie to the Southwest Virginia Cancer center, 671 Highway 58E Norton, VA 24273 Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Freddie Lyal Meade. View our recent obituaries at www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

SARAH JACQUELINE GILLIAM POUND, VA- The Honorable Mayor Sarah Jacqueline “Jackie” Gilliam, 87, left this earthly world after a brief illness at Holston Valley Hospital on December 12, 2016. She was surrounded by her children, granddaughter Brooke and grandson Brandan. She was an active member of the Pound United Methodist Church. Sarah was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years John Robert Gilliam, Sr.; her parents, Mabel Maxwell Mullins, William Zemery Mullins and stepfather Leonard Thomas Palmer; her daughter, Martha Ann Gilliam Jones and her sister, Phyllis Mullins. She is survived by her son John Robert Gilliam, Jr. and wife Barbran, daughter Mary Gilliam Worth and husband Winfield, son William “Bill” Gilliam and wife Pamela, son Jesse Thomas Gilliam and fiancé Julie; 11 grandchildren; 4 great- Grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and loved ones. She loved her family dearly. The family would like to thank all the medical care providers who took care of Miss Jackie over the years. Sarah Graduatedfrom Christopher Gist High School in 1948. After graduating from Radford Girls College in 1950, she began her teaching career in Dickenson County. While teaching at Harrowgate Elementary School in Chesterfield County , she returned to school and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1975, all while raising five children. She retired from Wise County Public Schools in 1995. Sarah taught for 37 ½ years, touching the lives of her students . Sarah then began a second career in public service after being appointed to Pound Town Council in 1994, where she served until 2000.She was then elected Mayor in 2002 and served until 2012. As mayor, she was instrumental in the revitalization of her beloved town. She oversaw the development and construction of a children’s park. Sarah also served as Town of Pound manager . She worked tirelessly as coordinator of the Pound Food Bank, which has served thousands. Mayor Gilliam was director of Pickin’ in the Pound which is part of the Crooked Trail. Sarah was asn active member of the Pound Red Hatters “Red Ramblers”. She was a major fundraiser for Relay for Life and M.E.O.C. Walkathons. Funeral services for Sarah “Jackie” Gilliam will be held at the J.W. Adams Combined School Auditorium on Sunday December 18, 2016 at 4:00 PM with Reverend Randy Carter, Reverend Ken Conner and Reverend Carmen Gentry officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until time of services. There will be a private burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Pound Rescue Squad at P.O.Box 771 Pound, VA 24279 or the charity of your choice in Sarah’s memory. Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Sarah “Jackie” Gilliam. View our recent obituaries at: www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

PEGGY SUE DOTSON POUND, VA - Mrs. Peggy Sue Dotson, 81, entered into eternity Thursday December 8, 2016 from the Mountain View Regional Medical Center-Norton, VA after an extended illness. Her loving husband was by her side. Peggy was a retired registered nurse, working at Wise ARH Hospital-Med Surge Department and the Outpatient Department and was later the Director of Nursing for all 3 the clinics. Peggy also worked at Wise County Vocational School where she taught LPN classes for 10 years and later served as Director of the LPN program. Finally retiring in1998. Peggy was preceded in death by parents, Lloyd Bellamy and Agnes McConnell Bellamy. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, James (Trig) Dotson-Pound, VA; her sons, Brian Dotson and wife Shanna-Wise, VA and Hunter Dotson and wife Rhonda-Pound, VA; grandchildren, Bradley Dotson, Dakota Dotson, Thomas Payton Boggs (Tasha), Zackary Boggs (Caitlyn), and Jesse Owens; great- grandchildren, Bentley Hopkins, Cooper Boggs, Jada Owens and Jacquelyn England; a sister, Wayne Campbell-Bristol, TN; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends Annie Brush, Jackie Orr, Ellie Riggs and Larry Dingus; and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn her passing and cherish her memory. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00pm Saturday December 10, 2016 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Tommy Shell officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00pm until time of services. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Sunday December 11, 2016 at the Dotson Cemetery-(Highland Avenue)Pound, VA where Bradley Dotson, Dakota Dotson, Zak Boggs, Payton Boggs, Finley Jackson and Tim Bolling will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers include Larry Dingus, Robert Raines and Eric Fleming. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 1:00pm to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery. Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Peggy Sue Dotson View our recent obituaries at: www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

EMBER JADE MULLINS WISE, VA – Ember Jade Mullins became Heaven’s newest angel Tuesday December 6, 2016 as she left her parents to be in the care of the Lord from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Although Ember lived only 16 days on this earth, she touched the lives of many. With her tiny frail body, she showed great strength, and inspired others. She was deeply loved and will always be cherished. Ember is survived by her parents, Forrest and Shawna (Taylor) Mullins-Wise, VA; two brothers, Brycen Mullins and Aiden Mullins- Wise, VA; her maternal grandparents, James (Speedy) and Melissa Taylor-Pound, VA; paternal grandparents, Billy and Katherine Mullins-Wise, VA; uncles, James Cody Taylor, Jesse Mullins and Dustin Belcher; aunts, Holly Mullins, Crystal Taylor, Katelyn Perry and Jacquelynn Powers Santos ; several cousins, and a host of family friends to honor her passing and cherish her memory. The family would like to extend special thanks to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital doctors, nurses and staff. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00pm Friday December 9, 2016 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Mark Stallard officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00pm until of services. Graveside services will conducted at 11:00 Saturday December 10, 2016 at the John Hop Mullins Cemetery-Pound, VA James Cody Taylor will serve as pallbearer. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Ronald McDonalds House, 350 Erkenbrecker Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45229. Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Ember Jade Mullins View our recent obituaries at: bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

LARRY LESLIE SALYERS POUND, VA- Larry Leslie Salyers, 75, passed away Friday November 25, 2016 from his home. He was surrounded by his loving family. Born in Big Rock, VA on July 30, 1941 to Curt and Maxie (Potter) Salyer. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Larry was an avid fisherman and Kentucky Wildcats basketball fan. He had been self-employed in the grocery store, motel and coal mining business. Larry is survived by his wife Brenda (Dotson) Salyers-Pound, VA; a son, Richard (Rick)Salyers and fiancé Kim Davis-Pound, VA; a daughter, Larenda Page- Haymarket, VA; grandchildren, Rikki Kaye Smith and Antonio, Spencer Salyers, Nick Pennington and Stacy, Julia Page and Ernie Page III; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Salyers, Nadia McCoo, Alexis Pennington, Lauren Pennington and Hannah Pennington; a special friend, Les Stallard and Ron Swindall; his constant companion and foot warmer, Skippy; and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn his passing and cherish his memory. A memorial service for Larry Leslie Salyers will be held Saturday December 3, 2016 at the VFW Post 9600 Hall-Pound, VA from 2:00 pm- 4:00pm. Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Larry Leslie Salyers. View our recent obituaries at www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

JACK DAMRON PAYNE GAP, KY - Jack Damron, 87, passed away peacefully Sunday November 20, 2016 from the Nashville Veterans Hospital with his family at his bedside. Jack was the 4th of 9 children born and raised in the Esco/Pikeville, KY area and had recently moved to Tennessee to be near his family. Jack was of the Freewill Baptist faith and a member of the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. He was a former heavy equipment mechanic, but was a jack of all trades and could repair almost anything. In his later years he was well known for his small engine work. Jack was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the 2nd Armored Calvary Tank Division during the Korean War ( 1951-1952 ). Jack was a loving family man and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and friend. Jack was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years Annette (Fleming) on May 31, 2012; his parents, Willie “Buck” and Mary (Roberts) Damron; his sisters, Fame Johnson and Bessie Stafford; and his brothers, Bill Damron and Avery Damron. Survivors include his sons Allen Damron-Galax, VA and Jackie Damron and wife Michelle-Gallatin, TN; his niece, Johnnie Hunter and husband Derek-Tobaccoville, NC; grandchildren, Samantha Damron, Jacob Damron, Seth Hunter and Chris Damron; great- granddaughter, Mallory Damron ; sisters, Joann Hill-Knoxville, TN, Dolly Johnson- Thomasville, NC and Dora McGrady-Galax, VA; a brother, John Damron-Bean Station, TN: several nieces, nephews and cousins, and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn his passing and cherish is memory. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Saturday November 26, 2016 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bill Craft officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until time of services. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project Foundation at- www.woundedwarriorproject.org Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Jack Damron. View our recent obituaries at: www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

GLENDA GAIL MAGGARD LOWE POUND, VA - Glenda Gail Maggard Lowe, 65, passed from this life into her eternal resting place Friday November 18, 2016 from the Holston Valley Medical Center- Kingsport, TN after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Glenda was a Christian of the Baptist faith and attended Pyles Memorial Chapel. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Glenda was an avid reader, she enjoyed quilting, crocheting and sewing, but mostly she loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. Glenda was preceded in death by her parents, Mitchell and Alberta (Short) Maggard and an infant great-granddaughter, Aubrey Reed. Survivors include her son Shane Lyall and wife Karen-Kingsport, TN;her daughter Melissa Gibson and husband Charles-Coeburn, VA; grandchildren, Allison Mullins and husband Johnny, Hayley Reed and husband Mike, Blaine Gibson, Seth Lyall and fiancé Stephanie Rose, Rachel Lyall, Bailey Lyall and Grayson Lyall; great-grandchildren, Samuel Mullins, Lily Reed, Charlie Reed, Trinity Rose, Weston Lyall and Jake Mahon; a sister, Della Sue Moore-Pound, VA; a brother, Tommy Maggard and wife Cathy-Salem, VA; a treasured niece Caroline Goode and husband Todd; great-nephew, Chanse Jaden Goode; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn her passing and cherish her memory. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Sunday November 20, 2016 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy Carter officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time . Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00pm Monday November 21, 2016 at the Arvil Short Cemetery (Short Town Road) Pound, VA where Charles Gibson, Blaine Gibson Mike Reed, Seth Lyall, Shane Lyall and Tommy Maggard will serve as pallbearers and Johnny Mullins and Grayson Lyall will serve as honorary pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 12 noon to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery. Baker Funeral Home-Pound VA, is serving the family of Glenda Gail Lowe. View our recent obituaries at www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

FARLEY BENTON STURGILL POUND, VA- Farley Benton Sturgill, 68, passed from this life into eternity Thursday November 17, 2016 from the Norton Community Hospital after an extended illness. Farley was a Christian of the Baptist faith and was a retired coal miner with 32 years of underground and surface experience He was a loving husband, father grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Farley was devoted to taking care of his family. Farley enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching football and basketball, but his greatest joy was spending time with his children and hearing “Pop-Pop” from his great-grandchildren. Farley was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest “Pete” Sturgill and Grace (Dorton) Sturgill; and brothers, Freddy, James Ray, Donald, Jack and Douglas Sturgill. Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Kay Sturgill-Pound, VA; daughters, Tonya Sturgill-Pound, VA and Jada Barrett and husband Tony- North Augusta,SC; grandchildren, Nathaniel Horne and Nicholas Horne both of Pound, VA; great- grand children, Arianna Faith, Braxton Seth, Madelyn Hope and Natily Grace.; brothers, Glen Sturgill-Pound, VA, Rodney Sturgill-Wise, VA and Bobby Sturgill- Abingdon, VA; his best friend was his brother Glen; special friend and brother-in- law, Virgil Mullins; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn his passing and cherish his memory. A celebration of life memorial services will be conducted at 1:30pm Sunday November 20, 2016 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:30pm until time of services. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in Farley’s memory to a charity of your choice. Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Farley Sturgill. View our recent obituaries at www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

GEORGE RAY CONLEY POUND, VA – George Ray Conley, 72, entered into eternity Tuesday November 15, 2016 from the Wise Heritage Hall after an extended illness. George was of the Baptist faith, and was a former tree worker. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed spending time with his friends, even until the last days of his life. George was preceded in death by his father, Estelle Conley and his step- mother, Pearl Conley; a son Rick Conley; his uncle, Dallas Conley; his aunt, Zena Conley; and his beloved Chihuahua, Prissy. Survivors include his sons, David Conley-Falmouth, VA and Thomas Joseph Conley-Florida; his uncle, Ed Conley-Pound, VA; his aunt, Sissy Conley- Kingsport, TN; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and cousins; his special friend and caregiver, Rachel Robinette-Castlewood, VA; his special friend, Kendall Adkins-Pound, VA; and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn his passing and cherish his memory. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm Saturday November 19, 2016 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy Carter officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until time of services. Burial will follow in the Crouse Cemetery-Pound, VA where Kendall Adkins, Mark Joiner, David Chaney, Kendall Adkins, Jr, Quinn Adkins and Carlis Conley will serve as pallbearers. Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of George Ray Conley. View our recent obituaries at: www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

NANCY DAVIS POUND, VA - Nancy Davis, 62, went home to be the Lord on Monday November 15, 2016 from the Dickenson Community Hospital. Nancy was a Christian and member of the Church of God of Prophecy. She enjoyed puzzle books, listening to gospel music and “Elvis”. But most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Davis and Rachel Tucker Hall; an infant daughter, Bessie Rachel Anderson; a sister Rita Davis and a brother, Perry Davis. Survivors include her sons, Joseph Richard Anderson- Hartsville, Ohio and James Lee Anderson and wife Regenia- Pound, VA; grandchildren, Franklin Alexander Anderson, Brandon Drake Anderson and Emma Brooke Anderson; a sister, Janice Stafford- Pound, VA; a brother, Jerry Mark Davis- Ohio; an aunt, Ada Baker- Pound, VA; cousin, Lisa Hayden and husband Reverend Gregory Hayden-Pound, VA and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn her passing and cherish her memory. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00pm Thursday November 17, 2016 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with the Pastor Herman Belcher and Reverend Pat Dockery officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00pm until time of services. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00am Friday November 18, 2016 at the Cox Cemetery- Pound, VA where James Anderson, Gregory Hayden, Brian Bush, Ricky Hampton and Jerry Davis will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by10:00am to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery. Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Nancy Davis. View our recent obituaries at www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

JENNIFER LEA MULLINS PARKERSBURG, WV- Jennifer Lea Mullins,50, formerly of Pound, VA passed away Sunday November 6, 2016 from the Camden-Clark Memorial Medical Center- Parkersburg, WV. Her loving husband, son and family were by her side. Jennifer was of the Baptist faith, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She enjoyed a good practical joke and watching game shows on TV. Loved to travel and going to the beach. But mostly, she will be remembered for the love she had for her family and the special bond she shared with her sisters. Jennifer was preceded in death by her parents, Reverend Emmitt and Janet Mullins and a brother, Charles Mullins. Survivors include her loving husband, Richard Gonzalez- Parkersburg, WV; a daughter, Sasha Watson- Pound, VA; a son, Vincent Watson- Pound, VA/Parkersburg, WV; a granddaughter, Gabrielle; sisters, Robin Short and husband Kelly, Donna Mullins and husband Trent, Angie Bowman and husband Ricky, Stephany Mathias and husband David, and Tammy Whitt and companion Steve Wyatt all of Pound, VA; several nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn her passing and cherish her memory. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00pm Tuesday November 8, 2016 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Danny Mullins officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00pm until time of services. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00am Wednesday November 9, 2016 at the Rufus Mullins Cemetery (Woodrow Hollow Road) Pound, VA where Trent Mullins, Steve Wyatt, Ricky Bowman, Kelly Short, David Mathias Mark Shortt will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:00am to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery. Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Jennifer Lea Mullins. View our recent obituary at:www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

PETE FLETCHER MEADE RURAL HALL, NC- Pete Fletcher Meade, 59, went to be with the Lord on Thursday November 3, 2016 from the Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. Pete attended Pound High School where he was active in sports. He was an avid NASCAR fan , Dale Earnhardt Sr and Dale Jr being his favorites. He also loved watching the San Francisco 49ers football games, pitching horseshoes and playing corn hole, basketball and football with family and friends. Pete was preceded in death by his father Fletcher Meade , his granddaughter, Morgan Synder and great nephew, Joshua Meade. Survivors include his loving mother, Blanche Meade- Norton, VA; a daughter, “TC” Rose- Norton, VA; grandchildren, Seth Snyder, Carly Rose, Jazmine Rose and Kayla Rose; his lifemate of 26 years, Brenda Fields-Rural Hall, NC; step-children Candy Barnes and husband Brian, and Donnie Slone; step-grandchildren Jarred Barnes and others; two brothers, Billy Meade- Norton, VA and Bobby Meade and wife Gail-Norton, VA; four sisters, Betty Peters and husband James- Clintwood, VA, Patricia Crawford and husband Lawrence- Bluff City, TN, Frances Mooney and husband Buddy- Coeburn, VA and Sandra Davidson and husband Mark- Rutledge, TN; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn his passing and cherish his memory. Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 pm Sunday November 6, 2016 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Glen Slemp officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00pm until time of services. Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00pm Monday November 7, 2016 at the Bentley-Newsom-Tackett Cemetery- Pound, VA where family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 12 noon to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to assist in funeral expenses would be appreciated. All donations can be mailed to: Blanch Meade- PO Box 41- Norton, VA 24273. Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Pete Meade. View our recent obituary at www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com.