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BOBBY HAROLD MULLINS FREDERICKSBURG, VA – Bobby Harold Mullins, 78, entered into eternity Friday May 22, 2015 from his residence after an extended illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. Bobby was a Christian of the Baptist faith. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from the United States Government after working for over 30 years for the Architect of the Capital He enjoyed hunting and fishing, watching western shows on the television, gardening ( trying to anyway) and poker night.Bobby had a love for csports, coaching both football and baseball. But what gave him his greatest joy was spending time with his family. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Gilmer and Lola (Boggs) Mullins; sister, Pauline More, two infant sisters; brother, Roger Ladon Mullins, and an infant brother. Survivors include his wife, Ann Mullins- Fredericksburg, VA; daughters, Teresa Huntt and husband Robert- Spotsylvania, VA and Yvonne Furrow and husband Mike-Rhoadsville, VA ; a son, James Clayton Mullins-Spotsylvania, VA; sisters, Blanch Mullins and husband Trillis Harold- Pound, VA and Loretta Mullins (Big Sis) and husband Jimmy- Pound, VA; brothers, Walter Franklin Mullins- Pound, VA and Leonard Ray Mullins and wife Ruby- Pound, VA; 9 grandchildren, Jaime, Jib, Michelle, Bud, Becky, Ashleigh, Cody, Jonathan and Joshua; 12 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and 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 Tuesday May 26, 2015 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Randy Carter officiating. The family will receive friend from 5:00 pm until time of services. Military graveside services will be conducted at 11:30am Wednesday May 27, 2015 at the Gilmer Mullins Cemetery on the Right Fork of Bold Camp- Pound, VA where the Pound VFW Post 9600 will be performing military rites. Grandsons and sons-in-law will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 am prepare to go in procession to the cemetery. Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Bobby Harold Mullins. View our recent obituaries at: www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

CLAUDE STIDHAM WISE, VA- Claude Stidham, 86, went to be with the Lord Friday May 22, 2015 from his daughter’s home in Wise, VA. after an extended illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. Claude was a Christian of the Old Regular Baptist faith. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Pound VFW Post 9600. He retired after approximately 20 years service with the Wise County School System. Claude was a jack of all trades, he enjoyed gardening, lawn work and carpentry. He was man that just loved working. Claude could fix about anything . One of his many quotes was” He could fix anything but a broken heart or a hole in the clouds, but he was working on that.” But his greatest passion was spending time with his children and grandchildren. Claude was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara (Countiss) Stidham; his parents, Albert and Partha (Bolling) Stidham; sisters, Eula Short and Vera Crouse; brothers, Vardrey Stidham, Cicero Stidham, Denver Stidham, Clyde Stidham, Emery Stidham and Voyne Stidam. Survivors include his daughters, Sherry Stidham –Wise, VA and Shelley Logan and husband Durwin-Pound, VA; his son, Chris Stidham and wife Jennifer- Haw River, NC; grandchildren, Kari Moore, Rachel Moore, Brandon Hubbard, Derek Hubbard, Brad Stidham, Brittany Stidham, Savannah Stidham, Evan Stidham, Jaret Logan and Shannon Logan; eleven great-grandchildren;his sisters, Mae Bolling-Pennsylvania, Margaret Boggs and husband Kyle-Damascus, VA and Mary Singleton and husband Fred-Damascus, VA; several nieces, nephews and cousins; his caregivers, Jean Aker, Anna Mullins and Rodney Buchanan; special friend, Walter Powers; 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 Sunday, May 24, 2015 in the Sadie Baker Memorial Chapel with Elder Donnie West officiating. Pound VFW Post 9600 will conduct military rites immediately following. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services. Graveside services at 11:00 am Monday May 25, 2015 at the Mt. Zion Cemetery-Pound, VA where Brad Stidham, Brandon Hubbard, Derek Hubbard, Rodney Buchanan, Chris Jackson and John Crouse 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 Claude Stidham. View our recent obituaries at: www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

ILA JOYCE BOLLING POUND, VA- Ila Joyce Bolling, 79, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday May 21, 2015 from Holston Valley Medical Center-Kingsport, TN. with her loving husband Doug by her side. Ila was a Christian of the Methodist faith. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was meticulous about her appearance, and always doing something for her family, friends and neighbors. Ila was a true lady in every sense of the word She had a kind and compassionate soul. She was a retired bookkeeper having worked 18 years for B.F. Robinette Contractors as well as book keeping for Pound Hardware for 17 years and the Town of Pound for 4 years Ila loved to travel, playing bingo, bowling, reading and canning and preserving things from their garden, but her biggest joy was spending time with her family. Ila was preceded in death by her parents, George Colbert and Gertrude (Bateman) Stidham and a sister, Darcie Carter. Survivors include her loving and devoted husband of 57 years, John Douglas Bolling, Sr.; her son, John Douglas Bolling, Jr.-Pound, VA; her grandsons, Austin Bolling and Tyler Bolling- both of Pound, VA; her sisters Vonda Phillips-Pound, VA, and Maretta Todd - Indiana; her brother, Roy L. Stidham and wife Joyce-Manassas, VA ; special friends, Shirley Collins and Mary Ann Robinette; 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 7:00 pm Saturday May 23, 2015 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy Carter officiating. The family will receive friend from 5:00 pm until time of services. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Sunday May 24, 2015 at the Bolling Cemetery in the Flat Gap Section of Pound, VA. where members of the Pound Rescue Squad and the Pound Volunteer Fire Department will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 1:00 to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery. Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Ila Joyce Bolling. View our recent obituaries at: www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

BEVERLEY DAWN COX HENSLEY WISE, VA- Beverley Dawn Cox Hensley, 49, on Monday May 5, 2015 moved to the place Jesus has prepared for her. There to live in happiness with Jesus and her Daddy, who she wanted to go see. There will be no more pain nor tears. Beverley was a Christian of the Freewill Baptist faith, she told her Aunt Colleen, “I’m saved”. She was a 1987 graduate of Pound High School and made many friends. She enjoyed the outdoors, camping, doing crafts and was a big fan of NASCAR racing (Jeff Gordon was her favorite).Beverley loved to make people smile and laugh and spend as much time as she could with family and friends. Beverely is processed in death by her father, Danny KedricCox; grandparents; Margaret and Porter Bradley and Ottis and Susie Cox. Survivors include her mother, Patricia Bradley Cox- Wise, VA; three sisters, Robin Smith-Wise, VA, Candy Skeens and companion Michael Roberts- Winter Haven, FL, and Kelly Bryant and husband Eddie-Clintwood, VA; two brothers, Eddie Cox and wife Karen-Pound, VA and Billy Cox-Pound, VA; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncle and cousins; special friend, William” Buzz” Smith and her long-time feline companion ”Buddy Allen” the cat, that she loved dearly and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn her passing and cherish her memory. It’s an exceptionally hard task to let go of our loved ones, we miss her already. But the Lord called her and he doesn’t make any mistakes. We will see you again Beverley when God is ready. We Love You! Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00pm Friday May 8, 2015 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Roger Freeman officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00pm until time of services. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00am Saturday May 9. 2015 at the Riner-Cox-Browning Cemetery-Pound, VA where Eddie Cox, Billy Cox, Travis Miller, Eddie Bryant, Randy Whittaker and William “Buzz” Smith 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 Beverley Dawn Cox Hensley. View our recent obituaries at www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

FAYE BARKER POUND, VA – Faye Barker, 86, entered into the arms of her Lord and Savior Wednesday April 29, 2015 from the Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness. She was surrounded by her loving family. Faye was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She was a loving soul with a warm and outgoing personality. She was a retired teacher with over 32 years of service in the Wise County School System changing the lives of many students. She also served on many boards including the Pro- Art Association, Library and the advisory board for the MEOC; many committies and volunteered for several multiple charities throughout her life. Faye was a dedicated member and supporter of the Pound United Methodist Church. She also loved being an active member of the Pound Red Hats and participating in their many fun events. Faye enjoyed reading, traveling and working in her flower beds . Faye was preceded in death by her parents, Clay and Gladys Robinson; a daughter, Sara Elizabeth (Sally) Loope; sisters, Clayetta Gascoigne and Joyce Winston; and a brother, James Robinson. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Ricky Bolling-Pound, VA; her grandchildren, Chesney Robinson-Norton, VA; Brandon Robinson-Norton, VA and Aaron Bolling-Big Stone Gap, VA: four great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; her church family; and a host of friends and loved ones. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Friday May 1, 2015 in the Sadie Baker Memorial Chapel with Reverend Kenneth Conner officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services. Graveside committal services will be conducted at 1:00 pm Saturday May 2, 2015 at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens-Big Stone Gap, VA. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker Funeral Home by 11:30 am to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Pound United Methodist Church, P O Box 1208 Pound, VA 24279, The American Cancer Society or Mountain Empire Older Citizens. Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Mrs. Faye Baker. View our recent obituaries at www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

CODY JOHNSON HAYSI, VA – Cody Wayne Johnson, 26, entered onto eternity Friday April 3, 2015 as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident in Isabella County, MI. Cody was of the Christian faith. He was a loving and caring father, son, nephew and friend. He enjoyed listening to music, watching movies, camping, fishing and hanging out with family and friends. Cody also had a passion for the art of tattooing , having several of his own. But mostly, Cody loved the time he spent playing with his children. Cody is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Jack Sowards and step grand- mother, Naomi Johnson. Survivors include his children, Azura Nevaeh Mullins Johnson, Ethan Ryan Johnson, Sabastion Thomas Bryce and Isaac Johnson; his mother Martha (Sowards) Blankenship- Haysi, VA; his fiance’, Donna Balcher-Haysi, VA;his father, Harvey Short and step mother Jackie- Ft. Wayne, IN; step father, Jeff Johnson- GA, step father, Thomas Blankenship- Clinchco, VA; sisters, Sabrina Citte-Fort Wayne, IN, Kristen Johnson and Katelynn Johnson both of GA; brothers, Jeff Sykes- Big Stone Gap, VA, Joshua Johnson- NC, Randy Short- Fort Wayne, IN and TommyBlankenship, Jr.- Clinchco, VA; maternal grandmother, Vera Mae Sowards- Pound, VA; paternal grandparents, Havery and Janet Short- Lake, MI; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; special friends, Kenny Mullins, James Miller, Curtis Fleming, Rob Fleming and Eric Howe; a host of friends and loved ones to mourn his passing and cherish his memory. Funeral services will be conducted 7:00pm Tuesday April 7, 2015 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Greg Cyphers officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services., Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00am Wednesday April 8, 2015 in the Sowards Family Cemetery- Pound, VA where Jeff Sykes, Joshua Johnson, Kenny Mullins, James Miller, Stacy Sowards and Teddy Sowards will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:00am to prepare to for the service. Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Cody Johnson. View our recent obituaries at: www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

DIANE JANE ROBERTS POUND, VA – Diane Jane Roberts, 59, entered into eternity Friday March 27, 2015 from her daughter’s residence. She was surrounded by her loving family. Diane was a Christian of the Pentecostal faith. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and friend. She was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed cooking, camping, spending time outdoors. She loved sunbathing . She also loved music, especially Elvis Presley, and also hearing her husband Bobby singing. Diane was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Childers Hilton; and her brothers, Gerald Childers and Douglas Lee Childers. Survivors include her husband of 27years, Bobby Roberts -Pound, VA; her daughters, Helen Maggard (Delmar Holbrook)-Pound, VA and Tammy Duvall (Jimmy Sturgill) Pound, VA; her son, Dennis Duvall, JR. (Karen) –Detroit, MI ;step-daughter, Tina Yaden- Pound, VA; her father, Leslie Hilton-Pound, VA; grandchildren Jamie Childers, Roger Maggard, Shane Duvall, Molly Holbrook and Marlena Lewis; great grandchild, Aralyn Childers; a very special friend, Wilma Fleming; several nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of family, friends and loved ones. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00p m Tuesday March 31, 2015 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy Carter officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilton Cemetery on Arrowhead Road-Pound, VA where Bobby Roberts, Greg Roberts, Jamie Childers, Roger Maggard, Frank Roberts, and Delmar Holbrook will serve as pallbearers. Leslie Hilton will serve as honorary pallbearer. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until time of services at Baker Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made toward funeral expenses at: Baker Funeral Home, P O Box 331, Pound, VA 24279. Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Diane Jane Roberts. View our recent obituaries at: www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

DAVID WILLIAM BRUMMITTE SR. NORTON, VA- David William Brummitte Sr., 34, enter into eternity Monday March 16, 2015, after injuries he sustained in a mining accident. David was of the Apostolic Christian faith. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, son , brother and friend. David was a 1999 graduate of J.J. Kelly High School, he was a 5th generation coal miner with 11 years of mining experience and an employee of Paramount Coal Company at Deep Mine # 41. David enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and being outdoors with his boys. He also was a big fan NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Dale Earnhardt Jr. and he enjoyed watching motor cross racing. He also enjoyed cooking as much as eating. But what David loved more than anything, was the time he spent with his family and friends. David was preceded in death by his brother, Adam Brummitte; grandfather, Jim B. Brummitte ; a niece, Ellie Brummitte and nephew, Marcus Brummitte. Survivors include his wife of 16 years and the love of his life, Natasha (Sowards) Brummitte- Norton, VA ; two sons, David William Brummitte Jr. and James Lee Brummitte –Norton, VA; his mother, Alissa Brummitte-Norton, VA; father and stepmother, Larry and Jewel Brummitte- Scott County VA; sister, Amanda Denise Hill and husband Charles- Norton, VA, brothers, Chris Brummitte and wife Gina- Gate, City VA and Robert Baldwin and wife Nicki-Bath Co , VA; nephews, Tyler Gilliam and Braxton Brummitte; nieces, Jayden Brummitte, Ashley Brummitte , Dakota Brummitte and Chasity Sowards ; grandparents, Wilma Morris( Grandmama) , Pauline Brummitte (Nanny Sadie), Nina Baldwin (Granny B) and Jim Adams(Granddaddy); father and mother in law; David and Mary Sowards; special friends, Mike Church, Leonard Gardner, Michael “Stumpy” Adams, Jermery Sowards, Mike Daugherty, Terry Sowards, Patrick Rose and Rick Hampton; his co-worker at Paramount Deep Mine # 41 and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn his passing and cherish his memory. Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00pm Friday March 20, 2015 at the Sowards Cemetery- Pound, VA with Reverend Donnie Pickett officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00am until 12:45 pm at Baker Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Sowards Cemetery-Pound, VA where family, friends and co-workers will serve as pallbearers. Baker Funeral Home-Pound is serving the family of David William Brummitte Sr. View our recent obituaries at: www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

BEATRICE STURGILL POUND, VA- Beatrice Sturgill, 85, entered into eternity Sunday March 1, 2015 from Holston Valley Medical Center-Kingsport, TN. She was surrounded by her loving family. Beatrice was a Christian of the Baptist faith. She attended both Hamilton Chapel Church and Pyles Memorial Freewill Baptist Church. Beatrice was a cook at Pound High School for over 21 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking, word search puzzles, gospel music, and collecting angels. She also loved to shop, but liked returning it just as much. Beatrice enjoyed all the family getting together for family dinners and she was well known for her famous chocolate butter that everyone loved. But what put a smile on her face the most was seeing her beautiful grandchildren, which she had a special love for. Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband, John Marvin Sturgill; a son, Johnny Neal Sturgill; her parents, William Farley and Nora (Boggs) Dorton; a brother, Ked Dorton; sisters, Gracie Sturgill, Margaret Crawford and Dora Mullins. Survivors include her daughters, Dana Gail Johnson and husband Darryl- Myrtle Beach, SC, LaDonna Leftwich and husband Harold- Mebane, NC, Lesia Baker – Mebane, NC, Rhonda Varner and husband Eddie- Pound, VA and Deborah Mullins and husband Wallace- Pound, VA; her sons, Marvin Ricky Sturgill and wife Doris-Jonesville, VA, Randy Charles Sturgill and wife Jackie- Pound, VA and Rusty Dewayne Sturgill and wife Jennifer- Pound, VA;16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one on the way; 1 great-great-grandson ; sisters, Myrtle Beverley- Pound, VA and Mary Joyce Van Ackeren- Iowa; a brother, Fletcher Dorton- Coeburn, VA; special friend , Rosella Shortt ; special thanks to the ICU nursing staff and the Wilcox Hall 3rd floor nursing staff at Holston Valley Medical Center ; 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 March 3, 2015 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Randy Carter officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services. A song services will be conducted at 12 noon Wednesday March 4, 2015 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Mt Zion Cemetery, Pound VA where sons, grandsons, sons- in- law and nephews will serve as pallbearers. Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Beatrice Sturgill. View our recent obituaries at www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com


 

REGENNA FAYE (BAKER) ADKINS SCOTT DEPOT, W VA- Regenna Faye (Baker) Adkins, 56, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday March 1, 2015 from her residence after a long illness. To her family and friends, she was Jeannie. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed gardening, reading, canning and quilting. Jeannie also loved going to Flea Markets, spending hours looking for that perfect treasure. Jeannie was preceded in death by her parents, Norman (Fat Daddy) and Stella (Short) Mullins Baker. Survivors include her daughter, Kelsey Adkins-Scott Depot, W VA; sisters, Phyllis Baker and husband Clay, Deborah Gibson and husband Freddy, Wilma Vanover and husband Jerry and Judy England and husband Bob all of Pound, VA; a brother, Edward Joe Mullins and wife Shirley- Norton, 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 7:00 pm Monday March 2, 2015 at 7:00 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Randy Carter and Elder Stacy Potter officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Tuesday March 3, 2015 at the Robert Short Cemetery- Pound, VA where Rocky Baker, Robert England, Chris England, Daniel Nichols, Nicholas England and Aidan England will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by10:00 am to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery. Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Regenna Faye (Baker) Adkins View our recent obituaries at www.bakerfuneralhomepound.com