Obituaries

TAZZ CHURCH

CHARLES DARRELL SMITH

CHARLES DARRELL SMITH

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 POUND, VA – Tazz Church, 94, entered into his eternal reward on Monday March 30, 2020 from his residence.

   Tazz was a Christian of the Baptist faith. He attended the Birchfield Church and Mt. Zion Church. Tazz was a veteran of the United States Army having served during WW II and 

was a member of the Pound VFW Post 9600.

After serving in the military Tazz married the love of his life Irene Dickenson on December 14, 1946, He then went to work for Dockson Corporation as a machinist and retired with over 28 years of service. Tazz and Irene loved to travel and went on many enjoyable trips together. He was a loving and devoted 

husband. Taking care of Irene was his first priority Tazz had a calm and gentle nature and was kind to everyone he knew. He 

enjoyed gardening and woodworking and liked to tinker with lots of things. He also enjoyed gospel music and looked to his 

daily phone calls with his sister Gladys.  

   Tazz was preceded in death by his wife Irene (Dickenson) Church; his parents Trigg and Mae (Hampton) Church; and a brother Ted R. Church.

   Survivors include his sisters, Gladys Hubbard- Pound, VA and Lydia Back-McRoberts, KY; special nieces, Diane Sproles 

and Shirley Phillips; special nephew Tracy Church; his care-givers ,Nellie Boggs and  Yevonne Stallard ; several nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of friends and loved ones. 

   Private funeral services for the immediate family will be conducted at 1:00 pm Wednesday April 1, 2020 in the Baker 

Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Danny Baker officiating.

   Burial will follow in the Dickenson Family Cemetery- Pound VA Due to the restrictions set forth by the CDC and Virginia

State mandates in regards to CoVid-19, limits have been set on the number of people that can attend a public or private gathering. 

At this time it is out of the control of either the family or the funeral home and we hope that everyone understands the situation during this time.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Tazz Church.

CHARLES DARRELL SMITH

CHARLES DARRELL SMITH

CHARLES DARRELL SMITH

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 POUND, VA- Charles Darrell Smith, 72, entered into eternity 

Monday March 30, 2020 from his home after a brave and courageous 

battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family.

  Darrell was a Christian and attended Pyles Memorial Freewill

Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Army having 

served during the Vietnam war and a proud member of the Pound 

VFW Post 9600. Darrell was a retired coal miner with 44 years of 

experience. Darrell was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great- 

grandfather, brother and friend to all that knew him. He was a jack 

of all trades and enjoyed carpentry work, his cars and trucks, taking 

part in military funerals, going to church and helping others. Darrell 

loved spending time with his family, especially during the holidays.

He was an example of what a husband should be, always caring for 

and protecting Darlene. His love for her never wavered through the 

good times or the tough ones. 

  Darrell is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Lloyd Smith 

and Ruby Lee (Holcomb) Mullins.

  Survivors include his wife and love of his life of 50 years Darlene

Smith- Pound, VA; a son, Jeffrey Scott Smith and wife Angela-

Pound, VA; grandchildren, Westley Jordan Smith and companion

Allie Mullins - Bean Station, TN and Maddison Leann Smith- Pound, 

VA; great grandchildren, Kadence Ryan Smith and Finnley Reed Smith; sisters, Patricia Clay and husband Jim-Wise, VA., Dana Hubbard and husband Jimmie- Mooresburg, TN., Debbie Large and husband David- Wise, VA.; brothers, William Chris Smith and wife Brenda- Big Stone Gap, VA., Thomas Dwayne Gilbert and wife Sherry and Mickey Gilbert and wife Natalie all of Eolia, KY; several nieces, nephews and cousins 

and a host of friends and loved ones.

  Private funeral services for the immediate family will be conducted at 

7:00 pm Wednesday April 1, 2020 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel 

with Reverend Troy Belcher, Reverend Randy Carter and Reverend 

Jimmie Hubbard officiating.

  Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Thursday April 2, 

2020 at the Dewey Memorial Cemetery- Pound, VA where Jeff Smith, 

Westley Smith, Tommy Gilbert, Mickey Gilbert, Mack Mullins, Chris 

Smith and Jimmy Hubbard will serve as pallbearers. Kadence Smith, 

Finnely Smith, Greg Long, Derek Long , Shawn Smith and Erik 

Hubbard will serve as honorary pallbearers. Pound VFW Post 9600 

will conduct military graveside services in the parking lot of the 

funeral home. Family members are asked to meet at the funeral home

by 10:00 am.  

  Due to the restrictions set forth by the CDC and Virginia State 

mandates in regards to CoVid- 19, limits have been set on the number 

of people that can attend a public or private gathering. At this time it 

is out of the control of either the family or the funeral home and we 

hope that everyone understands the situation during this time.

  Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Charles Darrell Smith.

EDD D. CONLEY

CHARLES DARRELL SMITH

EDD D. CONLEY

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   POUND, VA – Edd Conley, 84, entered into eternity Monday 

March 23, 2020 from the Norton Community Hospital.

Edd was of the Freewill Baptist faith. He was retired from the 

Fairfax County School Board as a truck driver with over 33 years 

of experience. Edd was a hard worker and believed in providing

for his family. Edd and Zena moved back home after his retirement

to enjoy life in a small town. He enjoyed the slower pace. Edd 

enjoyed time with his family, he also enjoyed old television shows

and westerns.

   Edd was preceded in death by his wife Zena Dare (Frasure)

Conley; his parents Marion and Emily (Fleming) Conley; sisters 

Agnes Stewart, Sara Whitaker and Ora Wright; and brothers Dallas, 

Troy, Milton, Andy, Roy and Estel Conley.

Survivors include his daughter Carol Sue Freeman-Falls Church, 

VA; his sons Stephen Conley-Fredericksburg, VA, Edd Conley, Jr-

Pound, VA and Rusty Lee Conley-Fairfax, VA; 6 grandchildren; 2 

great-grandchildren; special niece and caretaker Donna Mullins-

Pound, VA; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of 

friends and loved ones.

   Private funeral services for the immediate family will be conducted 

at 7:00 pm Wednesday March 25, 2020 in the Baker Funeral Home 

Chapel with Reverend Randy Carter officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Thursday March 

26, 2020 at the Crouse Cemetery-Pound, VA

   Due to restrictions set forth by the CDC and Virginia state mandates

in regards to CoVid-19, limits have been set on the number of people 

that can attend a public or private gathering. At this time it is out of 

the control of either the family or the funeral home and we hope that 

everyone understands the situation during this time.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Edd Conley. 

AVA VICTORIA BOWMAN

HOLLIS EVERETTE BEVINS, JR.

EMILY EVELYN BOLLING

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   POUND, VA - Mrs. Ava Bowman, 91, went home to be with the Lord on Friday March 20, 2020 from Heritage Hall 

in Clintwood, VA.

  Ava was a Christian of the Freewill Baptist faith, she attended

Martha’s Chapel and Pyles Memorial Chapel when she was able.

Ava was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother,

sister, aunt and friend. She enjoyed family gatherings and taking 

care of her family. Ava loved to cook, gardening and canning.

She enjoyed old television shows like Gunsmoke and Andy 

Griffith.   

  Ava was preceded in death by her husband Essie Bowman; her 

parents James Lee and Ida Belle (Maggard) Mullins; a son 

Lawrence Bowman; sisters Kelsie Fletcher, Alta Stidham, Hazel 

Mullins, Callie Bowman, Belvie Mullins and Olga Bateman; a 

brother Emmitt Mullins; and a daughter-in-law Norma Bowman. 

  Survivors include her sons Rickie Bowman and wife Angie-

Pound, VA, Jimmy Bowman and wife Katrina-Pound, VA and 

Randel Bowman-Norton, VA; grandchildren Brett Bowman, 

Melina Bowman, Jimmy Lee Bowman, Manissa Adams, Cristen 

Roberts, Suzanne Adkins and Stacy Pennington; 14 great-grand-

Children; 2 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews 

and cousins; special friends Mima Sturgill, Janice Bolling, Ramona 

Sturgill and Tammy Branham and a host of friends and loved ones.

  Private funeral services with the immediate family will be conducted 

at 7:00 pm Sunday March 22, 2020 in the Baker Funeral Home 

Chapel with Reverend Randy Carter officiating. The family will 

receive friends from 6:00pm until time of services. 

   Graveside services will be conducted at 12 Noon Monday March 23,

2020 at the Mullins Family Cemetery on Hale Gap Road-Pound, VA 

where family members will serve as pallbearers. Family members 

are asked to meet at Baker Funeral Home by 11:00 am to prepare 

to go in procession to the cemetery 

  Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Ava Victoria Bowman

EMILY EVELYN BOLLING

HOLLIS EVERETTE BEVINS, JR.

EMILY EVELYN BOLLING

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   POUND, VA – Mrs. Emily Bolling, 81, entered into eternity Thursday March 12, 2020 from the Johnson City Medical Center

due to complications from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

  Emily was of the Baptist faith and attended Stevens Chapel Church in Wise, VA She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She lived her life to help others. Emily enjoyed quilting, her flowers, gardening,

canning and cooking. Her greatest joy was the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. She lived a full and joyfull 

life and will be greatly missed.   

   Emily was preceded in death by her husband Owen Bolling; her parents Anderson and Eula (Howington) Short; her sisters, Peggy Phillips and Shirley Phillips; and her brothers Joe Short, Charles

Short and Ernie Short

  Survivors include her daughters Vanessa Sluss and husband Guy-Pound, VA, Angie Bolling-Pound, VA and Jennifer Lyall-Pound, VA; her son David Bolling and wife Tammie-Knoxville, TN; her grand- children Scott Boggs, Bobby Stallard, Gabriel Bolling, Tyler Sluss, Rachel Sluss and Shane Lyall; 6 great-grandchildren; a sister Gayla Phillips-Pound, VA; brothers Donnie Short-Wise, VA and Wayne Short-Clintwood, VA; several nieces, nephews cousins and a host of  friends and loved ones.

  Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Sunday March 15, 2020 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with reverend Frank Hall, Reverend Nolan Stanley and Elder Joe Phillips officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

  Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Monday March 16, 2020 at the Banner-Bolling Cemetery-Pound, VA where grandsons and family members will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are 

asked to meet at Baker 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 Emily Evelyn Bolling.

HOLLIS EVERETTE BEVINS, JR.

HOLLIS EVERETTE BEVINS, JR.

HOLLIS EVERETTE BEVINS, JR.

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   POUND, VA – Hollis “Eddie” Everett Bevins Jr, passed away suddenly on Monday March 9, 2020 from the Dickenson Community Hospital, he was surrounded by his loving family. 

   Known as Eddie to family and Burger to classmates, he was a born again Christian. Eddie was a member of Payne Gap 

Freewill Baptist Church for 40+ years. He loved his Lord and was faithful in his attendance. Eddie was a devoted husband, 

son, uncle and friend. He was a retired heavy equipment operator with approximately 25 years of experience. His last jobs were with Ison Coal and A&G Coal. He enjoyed fishing, 

watching old classic TV, especially westerns with Gunsmoke and the Rifleman being two of his favorites. He also enjoyed the old CB radios and playing video games at The Rock Bar in Wise for years back when they were popular. Eddie loved spending time with his family and looked forward to family gatherings. 

   Eddie was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Kedric and Kate (Gentry) Bevins; maternal grandparents, John 

“Dock” and Ruth (Belcher) Hodges; special uncles, Clifford Bevins and Donnie Hodges; and a brother-in-law Dean Riner. 

   Left to cherish his memory are his fateful and loving wife of 33 ½ years, Vickie (Layne) Bevins and beloved “Baby Girl” his dog Pebbles –Pound, VA; his loving parents Reverend Hollis and Mary Louise Bevins-Pound, VA; a sister Donna Riner Eads 

and husband Chris of Pulaski, VA; two nieces Amy Riner of Utah and Holly Riner Croce and husband Alex of New Jersey; two nephews Christopher Eads and wife Tember and Benjamin Eads and wife Ashley of Pulaski, VA; a great nephew Lincoln Eads and 

another great nephew on the way (Holly and Alex) ; and many dear cousins and friends.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 12 Noon Thursday March 12, 2020 at the Payne Gap Freewill Baptist Church with Reverend Tom Slemp officiating. 

   Burial will follow in the Belcher Cemetery in East Jenkins, KY where Chris Eads, Preston Layne, Chris Layne, Cody Hamilton, 

Tyson Hamilton and Charlie Mullins will serve as pallbearers. Larry Rickman and Danny Short will be honorary pallbearers.

   The family will receive friends after 5:00 pm Wednesday March 11, 2020 at the Payne Gap Freewill Baptist Church where there will be a 7:00 pm song service.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Hollis Everette Bevins, Jr.

BRAZELLA EILEEN STURGILL

BRAZELLA EILEEN STURGILL

HOLLIS EVERETTE BEVINS, JR.

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  ABINGDON, VA – Mrs. Brazella Eileen Sturgill, 84, passed away Saturday March 7, 2020 from her residence. Her son and 

daughter-in-law were by her side. 

   Brazella was a former resident of Pound, VA She was of the Baptist faith and attended Mt Zion Baptist Church. She was the 

manager and retired from Peoples Bank of Pound/First Virginia Bank after 30+years, she was also co-owner and manager of B&J 

Grocery for 20 years. Brazella attended Dewey School and then graduated from Pound High School where she excelled in basketball and was a member of the 1953 state championship team. After her 

retirement she and Jack moved to Abingdon to be close to the lake so they could fish daily. She enjoyed painting, quilting, and caring for her flowers. She was an avid reader and enjoyed talking to her friends on the phone.

   Brazella was preceded in death by her husband Jack Sturgill; her parents Ewing Oliver Stidham, Sr. and Bessie Ellen (Meade) 

Stidham; a sister Jettie Stidham; brothers Ewing, Odell, Delmer and Troy Stidham; and a special niece Norma Jackson.

   Survivors include her son Jack A. Sturgill and wife Kathy-Abingdon, VA; grandson Jonathan Sturgill-Travis Air Force Base-Fairfield, CA; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends Linda Lovens, 

Becky Nunley, Laura Stidham and Aleta Sturgill; and a host of friends 

and loved ones.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Thursday March 12, 2020 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy Carter officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

   Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Friday March 13, 

2020 at the Oliver Stidham Cemetery-Pound, VA where family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving of Brazella Eileen Sturgill.

COVA DEAN BOGGS

BRAZELLA EILEEN STURGILL

LAWRENCE A. BAKER

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  POUND, VA – Cova Dean Boggs, 69, entered into eternity Friday March 6, 2020 from the University of Kentucky Medical Center afteran extended illness. His loving family was at his bedside.

   Cova was of the Baptist faith and attended Ralph Potter Memorial Church He was retired coal truck driver with 35+ years of experience. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. 

Cova enjoyed fishing and watching old westerns, and was an avid Duke Blue Devil Basketball and Dallas Cowboy fan. Cova was well known for sitting on his porch and waving as friends went bye. But his greatest joy was spending time with his family. 

   Cova was preceded in death by his parents, Swanson and Ada (Mullins) Boggs, a sister Eula Hensley hill; and brothers Eugene Boggs, James “Red”Boggs and Shelcy “Shag” Boggs.

   Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years  Gretta Boggs-Pound, VA; his daughter Jessica Sykes and husband Jon-Clintwood, VA; his son Jeremy Boggs-Pound, VA ; a granddaughter, Allison Sykes; sisters Shirley Thompson-Pound, VA, Jo Ann VanHuss-Pound, VA and Fayetta Swinney- Kingsport, TN; brothers, Thomas Boggs (Gail)-Thurmont, MD, Clifford Boggs (Carol)-Frankfort, KY, Wallace “Bud” Boggs (Connie)-Thurmont, MD and Douglas Boggs (Faye)-Louisville, KY; several nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of friends and loved ones. 

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Monday March 9, 2020 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Stacy Potter and Reverend Josh Dingus 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 10, 2020 at the Boggs Cemetery on Little Meadow Road-Pound, VA where his nephews Jake, Claude, Roger, Tony, Kent, Bo, Cliff, Jerry and Kenny

will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker 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 Cova Dean Boggs.

LAWRENCE A. BAKER

BRAZELLA EILEEN STURGILL

LAWRENCE A. BAKER

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  BIG STONE GAP, VA - Lawrence A. Baker, 72, entered into eternity Tuesday March 3, 2020 from his residence after an extended illness. He was surrounded by his loving family.

   Lawrence was of the Baptist faith, he attended Cedar Ridge Baptist Church until he was physically unable to do so. He was a former resident of Jenkins, KY. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. Lawrence was 

the former maintenance superintendent at the Elkhorn Country Club Golf Course at Jenkins, KY for approximately 20 years. 

He loved his job and believed in providing for his family. Lawrence enjoyed hunting, horses, farming (especially caring 

for his chickens), racing cars, and watching NASCAR races. He was a lifetime member of the NRA. But his greatest joy 

was spending time with his family.

   Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents Crockett and Delphia (Anderson) Baker; his sisters Alpha Bartley, Evalena 

Johnson, Alice Baker, Alta Baker and Alma Baker; and his Brothers, Rollie Curtis Baker, Lee Baker and James Baker.

   Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Betty (Kelly) Baker-Big Stone Gap, VA; his daughters Penelope Lane Baker Hays and husband Josh-Lawrenceburg, KY and Leslie Lynn Baker and husband Jeff Smith-Murfreesboro, TN; grandchildren, Brookelyn Hays, Zoie Hays, Mackenzie Baker and Bryant Smith; great- grand- daughter Leighan Christine Baker; sister Edna Mae Baker- Hindman, KY; brothers, John Baker-Mims, FL, Leonard  Baker- Providence, RI and Sylvan Baker Shepherdsville, KY; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; a special friend Jack Chandler and a host of friends and loved ones. 

   Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm Thursday March 5, 2020 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Dolph Kelly officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until time of services.

   Burial will follow in the Rob Ratliff Cemetery on Elkhorn Creek in Shelby Gap, KY where Jeff Smith, Josh Hays, Clay Barker, Carlos ( Karo) Sluss, better known as “Little Brother” and Carlos Bush and Keith Bevins will serve will as pallbearers. 

   Honorary pallbearers will be Valley Fire Department with a special thank you to Crystal Stidham ,better known as “Little Sister.”

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Lawrence A. Baker.

JAMES TODD ADAMS

JOSEPH BENJAMIN POWERS

JOSEPH BENJAMIN POWERS

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  POUND, VA- James Todd Adams, 55, passed away Monday March 2, 2020 from the Norton Community Hospital-Norton, VA. His loving family was by his bedside.

   Todd was of the Methodist faith and attended the United Methodist Church- Pound, VA. Todd enjoyed being outdoors , going hiking, camping and gardening.

He was also an avid reader, loved listening to a variety of music, and drawing. Todd was so very proud of his two daughters and spending time with them and his 

family was priceless to him. 

   Todd was preceded in death by his father, James Woodrow Adams; his brother, David Mark Adams; his maternal grandparents Gorman and Cora Roberson; his paternal grandparents Woodrow and Florence Adams; and a special friend, Jeff Large. 

   Survivors include his wife, Victoria (Boggs) Adams- Pound, VA; daughters, Jadis Wednesday Adams and Lillith Tenille Adams both of the home; his mother, Mary

Irene (Roberson) Adams- Pound, VA; a brother and friend, Kenas Scot Adams and wife Tina Marie - Pound, VA; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; special

friend Eddie Boggs  and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn his passing and cherish his memory.

   Per Todd’s wishes, he was to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

   Baker Funeral Home- Pound, VA is serving the family of James Todd Adams.

JOSEPH BENJAMIN POWERS

JOSEPH BENJAMIN POWERS

JOSEPH BENJAMIN POWERS

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   NORTON, VA – Joseph Benjamin Powers, 76, passed away unexpectedly Sunday March 1, 2020 at Norton Community Hospital.

   Joe was of the Baptist faith. He was a loving father, brother and friend. He was a graduate of Pound High School and Virginia Tech where he earned a masters degree. Joe was a retired Professional Engineer. He had worked at the Norfolk Naval Station, Bethlehem Steel in Jenkins, KY and retired from Penn Virginia with a total of over 50 years work experience. He was blessed with both common and book sense. 

   Joe enjoyed exercising, he was regular at the gym and spin cycle classes. He was a dedicated runner until he was unable to continue. He loved his dogs and  walked them daily. Joe was a regular at high 

school sporting events and enjoyed watching boxing. He was an avid reader and enjoyed word puzzles.

   Joe was preceded in death by his parents Lonnie and Ruth (Sutphin) Powers.

   Survivors include his daughter, Heather Landrum and husband David-Bluffton, S C; his long time companion Corina Torres-Norton, VA; a sister Marcella Powers-Pound, VA; a brother Fred Powers and wife Ann-Chesterfield, MI; special children Jaime Foster, Naomi Torres and Alena Bowen who affectionately called him “Pappy Joe”; a niece Dawn Hammond; a nephew Ben Powers; special friends Kyle and Bob Redman; and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn his passing and cherish his memory. 

   Memorial services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Wednesday March 4, 2020 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Troy Belcher officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.   

   In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Wise County Animal Shelter or to the charity of your choice.

   Home-Pound, VA is serving the family Joseph Benjamin Powers.


SUSIE JANE BENTLEY

JOSEPH BENJAMIN POWERS

CARRIE JOYCE BENTLEY

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NEON, KY- Susie Jane Bentley, 92, passed away Friday February 28, 2020 from her home. She was surrounded by her loving family.

  Susie was a homemaker, she loved that job, taking care of her family was very important to her. Susie was an avid reader, 

she also enjoyed sewing, gardening and canning. She attended church regularly until she was unable to do so.  

  Susie is preceded in death by her husband, Ballard Bentley; her parents, Morgan and Isabell (Fleming) Bentley; a daughter, 

Wilma Bentley; sisters, Maywood Bentley and Opal Bentley; brothers, Paul Bentley, Hayes Bentley, Clarence Bentley, Bill 

Bentley, Lloyd Bentley and Carlos Bentley.

  Survivors include her daughter, Gail Fleming and husband Jerry-Tuscaloosa, AL; grandchild, Amelia Deel, Cindy Stewart,

Shelly Fomby, Richard Caudill and Stephen Ray Fleming: several great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; 

numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; her caregivers, Sally Toler. Nina Rose, Lori Collins and Valerie Taylor; 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 March 1, 2020 at the Neon Church of Christ- Neon, KY with Preacher 

John King officiating. Burial will follow in the Haven of Rest Cemetery-Mayking, KY where family members will serve as 

pallbearers.

  The family will receive friends starting at 12:00 noon Saturday

February 29, 2020 at the Neon Church of Christ. There will be 

a 7:00pm song service.

  Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Susie Jane Bentley.


CARRIE JOYCE BENTLEY

CARRIE JOYCE BENTLEY

CARRIE JOYCE BENTLEY

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   LAWRENCEBURG. KY - Mrs. Carrie Joyce (Kaye) Bentley, 87, entered into eternity Sunday February 23, 2020 from the Signature Healthcare Heritage Hall facility.

   Mrs. Bentley was a Christian and a member of the Church of Christ.

She attended church in Winchester, KY until her health would no longer allow. Before that she attended church in McRoberts, KY and Valparaiso, IN. She loved worshipping her Lord and was faithful in her attendance. 

   Kaye was a loving wife, sister, aunt and friend. She was born and raised in McRoberts, KY until she married Samuel Bentley and they made their home in Valparaiso, IN. After retirement they moved back to McRoberts, KY until they moved to Winchester, KY in 1985 where she lived for 30 years. Kaye loved country music and enjoyed playing cards, especially Rook. She led a private and content life.

   Kaye was preceded in death by her parents, Morgan B. Johnson, Sr.

and Bertha (Quillen) Johnson ; her husband Samuel H. Bentley; sisters, Rhudell Spears, Faye Hampton and Mae Spears; brothers, Joel Johnson and Morgan Johnson, Jr.; nieces, Judy Spears and Bertha Hampton; and 

nephews William B. Spears, Jr, Edwin M. Spears Jr. and Fred H. Spears.

   Survivors include her nieces Jewel Spears, Paula Adams, Deborah 

Counts, Bertha Gaye Tackett and Karen Dewhirst; her nephews David Spears, Stephen Johnson, Frank Hampton, William Spears, Jimmy Spears and Joel Johnson; 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 Tuesday February 25, 2020 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Evangelist Chris Fleming officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until time of services.

   Graveside committal services will follow in the Haven of Rest Cemetery-Mayking, KY where nephews and great-nephews will serve as pallbearers.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Mrs. Carrie Joyce Bentley.

MARGIE GAGE

CARRIE JOYCE BENTLEY

JOYCE ANN BOGGS

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   Wise, VA/Dewitt, MI- Mrs. Margie Gage, 76, passed away 

Sunday February 16, 2020 from the Burcham Hills Retirement 

Community in East Lansing after a brief illness.

Margie was a Christian of the Old Regular Baptist faith. She 

was born December 6, 1943 in Shelby Gap, KY to the late Manuel 

and Elsie Vanover. She was a former employee of General Motors, 

having lived several years in Lansing, MI. before moving to Wise, 

VA. 

  Margie was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister aunt and 

friend. She had a special bond with her son Jeffery until his passing 

on July 4, 2019. He had lived with and taken care of her until the time 

of his illness, at which time she cared for him until his passing. Margie 

loved going to church and reading her Bible. She also enjoyed cooking 

and keeping house. She liked old television shows like Mayberry and 

Gomer Pyle USMC, and gospel and country music.

   Margie was preceded in death by her parents Manuel Vanover and 

Elsie (Wright) Fields;  and her beloved son Jeffrey Wright.

   Survivors include her sisters Loraine Domagalski (Dennis)-Dewitt, MI, 

Marie Maynard (Roger)-Sulphur Springs, TX and Lillian Johnson (Earl)-

Dewitt, MI; a brother Eugene Vanover-Greenville, TX; 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 February 21, 2020

in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Robert Osborne, James 

Tackett and Carson Wright officiating. The family will receive friends 

from 5:00 pm until time of services.

   Graveside committal services will be conducted at 11:00am Saturday 

February 22, 2020 at the Laurel Grove Cemetery-Norton, VA where 

family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. Family members 

and friends are asked to meet at Baker 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 Mrs. Margie 

Gage.

JOYCE ANN BOGGS

CARRIE JOYCE BENTLEY

JOYCE ANN BOGGS

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   POUND, VA – Joyce Ann Boggs, 62, entered into eternity Friday

February 14, 2020 from her residence. She was surrounded by her

loving family.  

    Joyce was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving wife, mother, 

grandmother, sister and friend. Joyce was a fantastic cook. She 

loved to feed her family and friends. Joyce was an independent 

and strong willed woman. She was as comfortable helping Steve 

in the barn as she was cleaning her house.

   Joyce was ready to join Steve, after nearly 30 years of marriage

the last eight months apart had seemed unbearable and the Lord 

saw fit to reunite them in Heaven on Valentines Day.

   Joyce was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband 

Steven Boggs on June 10, 2019. In addition she was preceded in 

death by her parents, Roy Calvin and Ruth Terry.

   Survivors include her daughters Jennifer Strange and husband 

Chris-Pound, VA and Megan Nicely and husband Garth-Wise, VA;

her sons Travis Crabtree and wife Tracie-Richlands, VA and Jamie 

Hyden-Norton, VA; grandchildren Josh Strange, Lindsey Strange,

Haven Crabtree, Hailyn Crabtree, Anistyn Crabtree, Mallory Mullis

and Stetson Nicely; a sister, Joan Terry and husband Curtis Mullins- 

SC; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends Toni Jo 

Salyer and Judy Noble; and a host of friends and loved ones.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Sunday February 16,

2020 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy Carter 

and Elder Stacy Potter officiating. The family will receive friends from 

12 Noon until time of services.

   Graveside committal services will follow at the Addington Cemetery 

on Scott Roberson Hollow Road-Wise, VA where Travis Crabtree, Garth Nicely. Chris Strange, Josh Strange and Jamie Hyden will serve as pallbearers. 

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Joyce Ann Boggs

Obituaries

BOBBY ULIS STURGILL

BOBBY ULIS STURGILL

BOBBY ULIS STURGILL

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   POUND. VA- Bobby Ulis Sturgill, 39, passed peacefully into eternity Wednesday February 5, 2020 from the University 

of Kentucky Medical Center. His loving family was by his bedside.

  Bobby was a Christian of the Primitive Baptist faith. He wasa loving father, son, grandson, cousin, nephew and friend. He had a quiet and easy going demeanor and seldom got upset.

He leaned on his faith to carry him through life’s tough times and often helped others in their times of trouble. 

  Bobby was a 1998 graduate of Pound High School and loved anything outdoors, hunting, fishing, riding side by sides and four 

wheelers. Anything to play in the mud! He loved to hunt and fish. 

Bobby loved to work, he was presently employed by Eagle Creek 

Mining as a heavy equipment service tech. But Bobby’s greatest joy was the time he spent with his best friend, his son Mason.

   Bobby was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Bobby Adams 

and Ulis Sturgill: and his first cousins Nathan Adams and Paige 

(Adams) Counts.

  Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Jennifer and James 

Freeman-Norton, VA; his father, Stevie Sturgill- Pound, VA; his 

son Mason Sturgill of the home; his daughter, Madison Francis-

Vicco, KY; his maternal grandmother Ruby Adams- Eolia, KY; 

his paternal grandmother Ramona Sturgill-Pound, VA; his step 

sister Jennifer Larock-Lexington, KY; several aunts, uncles 

and cousins; several close friends; and a host of friends and loved

ones.

  Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Friday February 7,

2020 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Corbin Hampton 

officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time 

of services.

  Graveside services will be conducted at 12 Noon Saturday 

February 8, 2020 at the Adams Cemetery on Roberts Branch in 

Eolia, KY where family members and friends will serve as 

pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker Funeral 

Home by 10:30 am to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery.

  Baker Funeral Home–Pound, VA is serving the family of Bobby Ulis Sturgill.

VICTOR N. CHURCH

BOBBY ULIS STURGILL

BOBBY ULIS STURGILL

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   POUND, VA – Victor N. Church, 88, passed from this life Tuesday January 28, 2020 from the Indian Path Hospital in Kingsport, TN. His loving family was by his side.

   Victor was born January 20, 1932 to the late William and Viola (Picklesimer) Church. He was Christian and a moderator of the Cane Patch Primitive Baptist Church circa 1960 where he remained a faithful member until his death. He was also a veteran of the United States Air Force.  

   Victor was a former paint contractor, upholsterer and carpenter. He enjoyed painting, woodworking, gardening and playing golf in his younger days. He loved to play his guitar and sing and enjoyed watching gameshows and westerns on television. 

   Victor was preceded in death by his wife Lola Marie (Stephens) Church; his parents William and Viola (Picklesimer) Church;

Sisters Delphia Scott and Lotti Goodman; and brothers Arlie Church, Milton Church, Charlie Church, Arthur Church, James 

Earl Church, Richard Church and Millard Church. 

   Survivors include his sons Victor Church II, Alan Church, Robert Belcher, Mayford Belcher, John Belcher and Lester Belcher; 

his daughters Viola Mullins, Emma Fruitt, Belinda Bailey, Joyce Belcher, and Bonnie Wood; 30 grandchildren; 31 plus great-grand-children; a sister Myrtle Stone-South Haven MS; numerous nieces, 

nephews and cousins; his church family; and a host of friends and loved ones.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 12 Noon Saturday February 1, 2020 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Elders George Ben Combs, Ked Stacy and Henry Cantrell officiating. The family will receive friend from 11:00 am until time of services. 

   Pound VFW Post 9600 will perform military services at Baker Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Dewey Memorial Cemetery-Pound, VA where family members will serve as pallbearers.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Victor N. Church.

KIMBERLY BATCHELOR

BOBBY ULIS STURGILL

THOMAS MCKINLEY CAMPBELL

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   POUND, VA – Kimberly (Sturgill) Batchelor, 49, passed away peacefully Tuesday January 28, 2020 from the Pikeville Medical Center after an extended illness. Her loving family was at her side. 

   Kim was a homemaker of the Freewill Baptist faith. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt. She cherished the time she could spend having fun with her family. She had a very outgoing personality and never met a stranger. Kim enjoyed  making flower arrangements, reading and doing make-up.

She especially loved angels. Any type or any kind of angel. She had them throughout her house.

   Kim was preceded in death by her mother Gwendolyn (Giggle) Sturgill and a sister, Mary Sturgill.

   Survivors include her husband, Timothy Batchelor; her daughter Gwendolyn (Lynn) Fay Nelson-Pound, VA: her son Timothy Skyler Batchelor of the home; gtrandchildren Lacey Jane Nelson, Liam Brayden Nelson and one on the way; her father Leroy Sturgill- Pound, VA; brothers David Sturgill and wife Laura-Pound, VA and Steve Sturgill and wife Dana-Wise, VA; several aunts,  uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Thursday January 30, 2020 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy Carter officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

   Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Friday January 31, 2020 at the Vanover Cemetery- Pound, VA where family members will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker 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 Kimberly Batchelor.

THOMAS MCKINLEY CAMPBELL

THOMAS MCKINLEY CAMPBELL

THOMAS MCKINLEY CAMPBELL

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   POUND, VA – Thomas McKinley (Kenneth) Campbell, 78, entered peacefully into his eternity Sunday January 26. 2020 

from Norton Community Hospital. He was surrounded by his loving family.

   Kenneth was a devoted Christian, husband, father, grandfather and brother. He had fought a long and courageous battle with

cancer and had kept the faith and determination until the Lord called him home. He was a veteran of the United States Army, 82nd Airborne Division. Kenneth was retired coal miner from Westmoreland Coal Co. with over 26 years of service. Kenneth 

loved spending time with his loving family, fishing and hunting with his grandchildren, and making lots of memories with his 

family. 

   Kenneth was preceded in death by his father Tom Campbell, his mother Lila (Nickles) Campbell and a brother Roy Campbell.   

   Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years, Linda (Strange) Campbell; his daughters, Karen Bailey and husband Mike-Wise, VA, Carol Campbell–Pound, VA and Vickie Mullins and husband Kain-Pound, VA; sons Bobby Campbell and wife Kim-Wise, VA and Reverend Chris Strange and wife Jennifer-Pound, VA; seven grandchildren Andrew Nash, Hannah Cantrell and husband Alex, Josh Strange, Lindsey Strange. Dustin Bailey, Danielle Stanley and Clinton Mullins; six great grandchildren, Dave, Aryann and 

Ryan Bailey, Madison, Jesslyn and Grayson Stanley; five brothers Ernest (Betty), Howard (Patty), Charlie (Mary), Terry (Barbara) 

and Reggie (Rebecca) Campbell; four sisters Brenda (Mike)Taylor, Kathy (Terry) Rose, Linda (Dave ) Pilkenton and Debbie Campbell; special niece, Mary Elizabeth; pawpaw’s kids Cole, Parker and 

Keaton; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends and loved ones.

   The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Southwest Virginia Regional Cancer Center staff and nurses; to Dr. Nicholas Cook and Dr. Stephan Frye and to Norton Community Hospital staff 

and nurses of the ICU and Med-Surg I.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Tuesday January 28, 2020 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Chris 

Strange and Reverend Randy Carter officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

   Pound VFW Post 9600 will conduct military graveside services at 12:45 pm Wednesday, January29, 2020 in the funeral home parking 

lot. Graveside services will follow in the Strange/Campbell Family Cemetery-Pound, VA where Andrew Nash, Joshua Strange, Dustin Bailey, Kain Mullins, Michael Bailey and Alex Cantrell will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker Funeral Home by 11:30 am to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery.

   Baker Funeral Home –Pound, VA is serving the family of Thomas McKinley  (Kenneth) Campbell.

CHRISTINA ANNE MULLINS

THOMAS MCKINLEY CAMPBELL

CHRISTINA ANNE MULLINS

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  POUND, VA – Christina Anne Mullins, 46, left on her journey to Heaven Saturday January 25, 2020 from the University of 

Virginia Medical Center-Charlottesville, VA after an extended illness. Her husband Stephen and father Rev. Danny Mullins were by her side.

   Christina was a born again Christian and a member of Davis Chapel Freewill Baptist Church-Norton, VA. She was a loving 

wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Christina enjoyed crafts, family vacations, especially going to the 

beach, watching Golden Girls and  The Andy Griffith Show on TV. She had a special place in her heart for animals, didn’t matter 

what kind, she loved them all, especially her chihuahua Rico. But spending time with her family and friends was something she 

always looked forward to doing.

Christina as preceded in death by her father-in law Curtis Mullins. 

   Survivors include her husband Stephen Mullins- Pound, VA; her daughter, Patience Mullins -Pound, VA; her parents, Reverend Danny and Freida (Carter) Mullins-Pound, VA; a grandson, Warren Carter; a brother, Kevin Mullins-Pound, VA; nephew Kent Mullins and wife Tessa- Big Stone Gap, VA; niece Kayla Mullins-Pound, VA; great nephews, Chance Mullins and William Roach; great nieces, Ava Mullins, Aubree Mullins and Gracie Bright; special uncle, Linville Bowman; mother-in-law, Gloria Mullins; brothers- in law, Mark Mullins and family and Roger Mullins and family; schoolmate and longtime friend, 

Nicole (Nicki) Dotson; several aunts, uncles and cousins; her church family; and a host of friends and loved ones.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Wednesday January 29, 2020 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bill Craft 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 30, 2020 at Laurel Grove Cemetery Norton, VA where family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker 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 Christina Anne Mullins.

ELDER DONNIE WEST

THOMAS MCKINLEY CAMPBELL

CHRISTINA ANNE MULLINS

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   POUND, VA – Elder Donnie West, 72, entered into eternity Wednesday January 22, 2020 after a brave and courageous battle 

with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family.

   Donnie was a born again Christian and a man of faith. He had faithfully served as Pastor of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church-Pound, VA for 46 years. He was devoted to his God and lived the life that he preached.

   Donnie was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He believed in family values and lived by them. He believed in setting an example for his family and provided many life lessons 

as he raised his children and grandchildren.    Donnie loved gardening and canning. His dairy was well stocked and well organized.

He enjoyed taking care of flowers. Donnie coached little league baseball and peanut football. He loved to watch his kids and grandkids play ball. Donnie was faithful to his church and his family, he loved to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  

   Donnie was preceded in death by his parents Kermit and Marie (Kiser) West and his maternal grandparents Homer and Lola Kiser who raised him.

   Survivors include his loving wife of 55years Kay (Morgan) West; a daughter, Rebecca West-Pound, VA; sons Michael West and wife 

Liz- Lexington, KY and Joshua West and wife Elizabeth-Pound, VA; grandchildren Dustin Fleming and wife Mattie-Troy, TX, Jordan 

Fleming and wife Kelsey-Wise, VA, Kara Elizabeth West-Wise, VA, Haven Rasnick and husband Devin-Wise, VA and Nate West-Pound, VA; great-grandchildren Bryson Fleming, Brystal Fleming, Landon 

Rasnick, Maci Rasnick, Freya Rose , Leanna Rose, Heidi Taylor and Baby Boy Fleming; sisters Beatrice Krintz and Brenda Burgett- 

Indiana; brothers Ronnie West and Kenneth West-Indiana; brothers and sisters in law Tim Morgan. Ben Morgan, Gail Roberts and Kathy 

Kelly; several nieces, nephews and cousins; his church family and a host of friends and loved ones. 

   The family will receive friends after 5:00 pm Friday January 24, 2020 at Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA where there will be a 7:00 pm evening service.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am Saturday January 25, 2020 at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church-Pound, VA with Reverend Troy Belcher officiating.

   Burial will follow in the West Family Cemetery-Pound, VA where Mike West, Josh west, Jordan Fleming, Devin Rasnick, Justin Morgan, Randall Cantrell, Nate West, Bryson Fleming and Landon Rasnick will serve as pallbearers.

  Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Elder Donnie West.

WILLIAM SHANE BOGGS

SHARON YVONNE PHILLIPS

WILLIAM SHANE BOGGS

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   WISE, VA – William Shane Boggs, 51, entered calmly into eternity Saturday January 18, 2019 from his mother’s

residence. He was surrounded by his loving family.

   Shane was of the Baptist faith. He was a former welder and metalfabricator.He was mechanically inclined but was really talented at metal work. Shane loved the outdoors, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He liked to go four wheeling and feel the freedom that it gave him. Shane really enjoyed spending time with his family 

and friends.

   Shane was preceded in death by his father Terry Neal Boggs; his maternal grandparents, Clyde and Mary Dingus and his paternal grandmother, Doris Boggs.

Survivors include his mother and step-father, Judy and Jesse Ring- Big Stone Gap, VA; a son, Austin Neal Boggs and wife Suzanne-

Culpepper, VA; grandchildren Hunter Boggs and Madelynn Boggs; step-sons Josh Marshall and wife Whitney-Norton, VA and Jake Ballou and fiancé Melissa Taylor-Norton, VA; step-grandchildren, Carter Marshall, Adeline Marshall and Lincoln Ballou; his grandfather William Burkley Boggs-Wise, VA; half brother Wesley Boggs-Pound, VA; half sisters Tammy Stanley and husband Joel-Big Stone Gap, VA and Reagan Boggs-Kingsport, TN; his estranged wife Teresa Elkins 

Boggs; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and a host of friends and loved ones.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am Tuesday January 21, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Stacy Potter and Reverend Randy Carter officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until time of services. Burial will follow at the Addington Cemetery in Scott Roberson Hollow-Wise, VA where family and friend will serve as pallbearers.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of William Shane Boggs.

DAVID DOLAN MULLINS

SHARON YVONNE PHILLIPS

WILLIAM SHANE BOGGS

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   NORTON, VA – David Mullins, 70, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday December 31, 2019 at Norton Community Hospital. His 

family was at his bedside.

   David was of the Baptist faith. He was a former truck driver and enjoyed reading his bible, fishing, watching westerns, woodworking and tinkering on cars and small engines. 

   David was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Violet Mullins; a daughter Sylvia Large; a son, Tim Mullins; a sister Judy Lawson and brothers James Mullins and Garl Mullins.

   Survivors include his daughters, Virginia “Jenny” Mullins and husband Jeff-Pound, VA, Brenda Burnopp and husband Joe-Coeburn, 

VA and Nina Hensley and husband Nick-Norton, VA; grandchildren Greg Mullins, Nathaniel Mullins, Gabrielle Large, Skylar Large, Allison Burnopp, Joshua Burnopp, Joseph “Bubba” Burnopp, Hannah 

Miller, Courtney Miller and TJ Miller; great grandchildren Ashlynn Mullins, Brantley Mullins, Isabella Burnopp, Desiree Willis and 

Shyanne Willis; sisters, Verna Stidham-Coeburn, VA, Velma Salyers- Coeburn, VA and Francis Willis-Clintwood, VA; a brother Charles Mullins-Coeburn, VA; the mother of his children, Pauline Mullins- Norton, VA; several nieces, nephews and cousins; his special pet Buttons; and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn his passing and cherish his memory.

   Memorial services will be held at 7:00 pm Thursday January 2, 2020 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend John Mullins officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of David Dolan Mullins.


SHARON YVONNE PHILLIPS

SHARON YVONNE PHILLIPS

SHARON YVONNE PHILLIPS

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   WISE, VA – Sharon Yvonne Phillips, 74, entered peacefully into her eternal reward Friday December 27, 2019 from Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN. Her loving family was by her side.

  Sharon was of the Christian faith. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

Sharon was a member of the ladies auxillary at the Wise Fire Department, where she also cleaned and scheduled events at the 

Bingo Barn. She was an avid reader, she enjoyed crossword puzzles, 

birdwatching, cleaning house, and caring for her mother, her kids and her grandkids  

  Sharon was preceded in death by her biological father, Eugene Hicken, and her Dad, William C. “Curt” Boggs.                         

   Survivors include her husband of 55 years Sam Phillips-Wise, VA; her mother, Anna Ethel Boggs-Wise, VA; her daughters, Cindy 

Rutherford and husband Mike-Pound, VA and Melinda Wright and 

husband Sean-Wise, VA; her son Duane Phillips and wife Kim-Wise, 

VA; her grandchildren Genie Hamilton and husband John, Kayley 

Church and husband Caleb, Justin Rutherford and wife Jennifer, Jacob 

Rutherford, Julie Rutherford, Samantha Wright, Megan Wright, Katelyn 

Wright, Dylan Hall and Ethan Hall; great-grandchildren Evan Brickey, 

Emilee Brickey and Emmitt Church; brothers Gary Hicken and wife Imogene and Michael Glenn Hicken; nephews Michael Hicken and 

wife Elizabeth and Donnie Hicken; several nieces, nephews and cousins; 

her extended family; 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 December 29, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ben Murphy officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

  Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 pm Monday December 

30, 2019 at the Bolling Cemetery in the Flat Gap section of Pound, VA

where family members will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are 

asked to meet at Baker Funeral Home by 11:30 am to prepare to go in 

procession to the cemetery.

  Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Sharon Yvonne Phillips.

MELISSA ROBINSON EALEY

MELISSA ROBINSON EALEY

SHARON YVONNE PHILLIPS

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RADFORD, VA – Melissa Robinson Ealey entered into eternity

Wednesday December 18, 2019 after a brief illness. She was surrounded 

by her loving husband and family. 

  Melissa was a Christian and a member Gethesmane Baptist Church-

Radford VA and a former member of Ferbie Chapel Church-Pound, VA.

She was blessed with a beautiful voice which she used for God’s glory

and sang with her family  The grace Quartet for many years. She loved 

music, singing, poetry, photography, flowers, her dog Riley and her family.

Although she was never blessed with children of her own, each one of her 

nieces and nephews held a special place in her heart.. Her great-nephew 

gave her the name “ Mamaw Missy” of which she was honored. She was

an employee of Virgina Tech for the last 19 years

  Melissa was preceded in death by her parents Wiliam Lester and Thettie 

Meade Robinson; one brother, Randy Robinson; one sister Emma Jo 

McKisic; her father-in-law Bud Ealey; her paternal grandparents, Hobart and 

Flora Robinson; and her maternal grandparents, John and Winnie Meade.

  Survivors include her loving husband of 31 years, James E. Ealey-Radford, 

VA; brother, Danny Robinson-Pound, VA, sister Karen Elkins and husband 

Mike. all of Pound, VA, sister Debbie Mercer and husband Roy of Brunswick, 

GA, sister Lisa Reynolds and husband Brian –Radford, VA, mother-in-law 

Joyce Surratt-Radford, VA. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, 

great-nieces, great nephews and cousins.

  The family would like to thank Dr. McCoy and the Blue Ridge Cancer 

Center-Blacksburg, VA for their kindness and wonderful care of Melissa.

  Visitation will be at Gethsemane Baptist Church-Radford, VA on Friday 

December 29, 2019 from 4-7:00 pm with a service following at the church.

  Visitation will also be held at Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA Sunday 

December 22, 2019 from 4-7:00 pm with service to follow.

  Graveside services will be held Monday December 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm 

at the Meade Family Cemetery on Ferbie Road in Pound, VA where Danny 

Robinson, Rick McKisic, Tim McKisic, Brett Johnson, Matthew Mercer, 

and Andy Elkins will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are all

nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews. Family members and friends 

are asked to meet at Baker Funeral Home by 12 Noon to prepare to go in 

procession to the cemetery. 

LOWELL HAMPTON

MELISSA ROBINSON EALEY

LOWELL HAMPTON

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   EOLIA, KY -  Lowell Hampton, 82, entered into eternity 

Friday December 13, 2019 from the Johnson City Medical 

Center due to complications from a stroke.

   Lowell was a Christian of the Baptist faith. He was a loving 

husband, father, grandfather , uncle and friend. Lowell was a 

retired coal miner with over 35 years experience. He was also 

a 20 + year member of the United Mine Workers of America.

Lowell loved to work and provide for his family, he was a jack 

of all trades and loved to tinker with and fix almost anything.

He had the patience of Jobe. He enjoyed gardening and being 

outdoors. But his greatest joy was being PaPaw Lowell to 

his granddaughter Kayla.

   Lowell was preceded in death by his parents, James W. and 

Vonda (Sturgill) Hampton; sisters Cleo Brock and Audrey 

Engle; and brother Lester Hampton.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Barbara (Parsons) 

Hampton-Eolia, KY; his son Greg Hampton and wife Tammy-

Eolia, KY; granddaughter Kayla Hampton; sisters, Ruby Adams-

Eolia, KY and Laura Fields-Cowan, KY; sister and brother-in-

law Wanda Marie and Melburn McKnight-Eolia, KY; 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 at 7:00 pm Saturday 

December 14, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with 

Reverend Troy Belcher officiating. The family will receive 

friends from 5:00 pm until time of services. 

   Graveside services will be conducted at 11:30 am Sunday 

December 15, 2019 at the J D Maggard Cemetery-Eolia, KY

where family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Family members and friends are asked to meet at Baker 

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  

Lowell Hampton 

Larry Collier

MELISSA ROBINSON EALEY

LOWELL HAMPTON

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   POUND, VA – Larry Collier, 67, entered into eternity Wednesday 

December 11, 2019 from the Johnson City Medical Center after a 

brief battle with pancreatitis.. He was surrounded by his loving family.

   Larry was Christian of the Baptist faith. He had attended Martha’s

Chapel Church and Mt. Zion Church. Larry was a loving husband, 

father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was former heavy 

equipment operator and was self-employed in the logging business

as well. Larry was a cattle farmer and had horses and sheep as well.

He was a member of the Coalfield Beef Cattlemans Association. He

loved the outdoors. Every stranger he met became a friend. He never 

had a bad thing to say about anyone. Larry was an inspiration and a 

light for others. He loved his family, especially his grandbabies and 

they loved their Paw.    

   Larry was preceded in death by his parents Otis and Mary (Raleigh) 

Collier; a grandson, Logan Jase Collier; and brothers Arnold Collier, 

Millard Collier, Monroe Collier, Chester Collier and Arlie Collier, Sr.

   Survivors include his loving wife of 45years, Jill (Slemp) Collier; a 

daughter, Amber Boggs and husband Justin; sons, Jarrod Collier and 

wife Ashley,Brett Collier and wife Carissa, Ryan Collier and Stacy 

Collier, all of Pound, VA; grandchildren Chance Boggs, Alex Collier, 

Lexie Collier, Shawn Collier, Kyla Collier and Jaxon Collier; sisters 

Mabel Mullins-Pound, VA, Edith Dippery-Round Rock, TX and 

Rhonda Peake and husband Dwight-California; brothers Cecil Collier 

and companion Pat Phillips-Pound, VA and Doug Collier and wife 

Judy-Eolia, KY; 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 at 7:00 pm Friday December 13,

2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jimmy Slemp

and Reverend Joel Cantrell officiating. The family will receive friends 

from 5:00 pm until time of services. 

   Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 pm Saturday December

14, 2019 at the Collier Family Cemetery-Pound, VA where Dakota 

VanHuss, Alex Colllier, Shawn Collier, Chance Boggs, Justin Boggs

and Evan Sturgill will serve as pallbearers.

   Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker Funeral Home by 

12 Noon to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Larry Collier.

NATHANIEL KYLE COX

DEWEY WALLACE WHITT

NATHANIEL KYLE COX

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   WISE, VA – Nathaniel Kyle Cox, 21, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday November 28, 2019 from his home. He was surrounded by his loving family.

   Nathaniel was born February 26, 1998 to Charles and Roxann (Carty) Cox, who were honored to be his parents. He was raised in the Christian faith and was baptized at an early age. Nathaniel Kyle was an employee 

of Sykes Enterprises and enjoyed his job tremendously. He loved video 

games and being on his phone. He always enjoyed a crowd of people and 

being a prankster. Nathaniel was a loving and affectionate person and never met a stranger. 

   Nathaniel was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jimmy Kyle Carty 

and Paul David Cox and his uncles Jimmy Brian Carty and Roger Cox.

   Survivors include his parents, Charles Anthony and Charlotte Roxann Cox-Wise, VA; his maternal grandmother Charlotte Phyliss Carty-Wise, VA; his paternal grandmother Orange Lee Cox-Wise, VA; his aunts and uncles Charlie P. and Paula Parsons, Johnny and Rebecca Murray, Velvet Marie Carty, David and Phyllis Cox; a great uncle he called “Papaw” Bobby Cox; cousins Clarissa Faith Carty, Billy Austin Carty, Charlie 

Hugo Parsons III and Jordan A. Murray; he considered his cousin’s children his nieces and nephews, Kylee, Riley, Aubrey, Everleigh, 

Lillian and Isabella; and a host of other friends and loved ones. Nathaniel Kyle loved everyone who knew him and always greeted you with a loving smile. Our loss is Heaven’s gain, fly high our sweet boy. 

I will see you on Heaven’s Golden Shore.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Sunday December 1, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy Sturgill and Reverend Eddie Newsome officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

   Graveside services will be conducted at 12 Noon Monday December 2, 2019 at the Miller Family Cemetery-Wise, VA where Charlie P. Parsons. Charles Parsons, Scotty Miller, Billy Austin Carty, Jordan Murray and 

Johnny Murray will serve as pallbearers.

   Baker Funeral Home Pound, VA is serving the family of Nathaniel Kyle Cox.  

JOHN HENRY MULLINS

DEWEY WALLACE WHITT

NATHANIEL KYLE COX

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POUND, VA - John Henry Mullins, 66, passed away Tuesday November 26, 2019 at Holston Valley Medical Center-Kingsport, TN after an extended illness. 

  John was of the Baptist faith. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. John was an avid fisherman, he loved being on the water. He loved horses and western movies, especially John Wayne, and playing poker.

  John was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Joyce (Crabtree) Mullins, and brothers Mitchell, Harold and Radford Mullins.

  Survivors include his daughter Christy Taylor and husband Jody-Norton, VA; granddaughter Jacey Taylor-Norton, VA; sisters, Betty Dorton and husband Ralph-Norton, VA, Rosa Anderson and husband

David-Dorton, KY and Della Poythress-Pace FL; brothers, Gary (Doyle) Mullins-Pound, VA and Jimmy Mullins-Indiana; several 

nieces, nephews and cousins; his former wife Bonnie Marion; and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn his passing and cherish his 

memory.

   Memorial services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Saturday November 30, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with 

Reverend Randy Carter officiating.

  The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

  Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of John Henry Mullins.

DEWEY WALLACE WHITT

DEWEY WALLACE WHITT

JACOB AARON LEE WILLIS

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  POUND, VA- Dewey Wallace “Booten” Whitt, 78, entered into eternity Monday November 25, 2019 from Norton Community Hospital.

  Dewey was a Christian and a devoted member of Hamilton Chapel Church for 34 years. He was a retired worker with 31 years in coal mining and a member of the United Mine Workers of America. Dewey enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors, loved  woodworking , was an avid NASCAR fan with Dale Earnhardt #3 being his favorite. He loved to play his guitar, and family dinners. But mostly Dewey cherished the time he had with his children and grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, brother and uncle. 

   Dewey was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Opal (Mullins) Whitt; brothers, Jimmy Whitt, Stewart Whitt, Ronnie Whitt, Clyde Mullins and Gervis Mullins; sisters, Normella Bryant, Mary Fleming and Jerrie Sturgill.

  Survivors include his wife of 57 years Jearline Whitt-Pound, VA; sons,  Albert Wendell “Duke” Whitt and wife Karen-Pound, VA and David Whitt and wife Arica-Pound, VA; grandchildren, Travis Whitt and wife Victoria-Bristol, TN and Lynley Meade and husband David- Norton, VA; great- grandchildren, Devin Meade and Dayton Meade- Norton, VA; sisters, Betty Belcher-Pound, VA and Mildred Gibson- Pound, VA; 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 at 7:00pm Friday November 29, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Greg Cyphers and Reverend Burns Robinson officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00pm until time of services.

  Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00am Saturday November 30, 2019 at the Whitt Family Cemetery- Pound, VA. where family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker Funeral Home by 10:00 am to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Pound Rescue Squad-P O Box 711- Pound, VA 24279. 

  Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Dewey Wallace Whitt.

JACOB AARON LEE WILLIS

JACOB AARON LEE WILLIS

JACOB AARON LEE WILLIS

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POUND, VA- Jacob Aaron Lee Willis, 27, entered peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Sunday November 24, 2019. He enjoyed 

football, his video games and had a love for paying and listening to  music.  He was member of the first graduating class of Central 

High School in 2012. Jacob was such a gentle soul and friendly to everyone that knew him. His little girls were the love of his life. 

  Jacob was preceded in death by his father, Ronnie Lee Willis.

  He leaves behind his mother, Kimberly Willis- Pound, VA; daughters, Ivy Kimberlynn Willis and Ember Skye Willis; sisters, Amanda Baker and husband Davey- Pound, VA., Breanna Faith 

Willis- Chesterfield, VA; paternal grandparents, Roger and Sheila Willis- Pound, VA; maternal grandparents, Stanley and Cassia Jones-

Pound, VA; great grandparents, Donald and Anna Welch; special aunt and uncle Pamela Kiser and uncle Joshua Jones; niece, Arianna 

Faith Baker; special cousins, Jonah Kiser, Rhiannon Willis and Paige Rose; his lifelong friend, Zack Pilkenton and a host of friends and 

family to cherish his memory.

  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00pm Friday November 29, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jeff Reynolds 

and Pastor Heath Reynolds officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until time services. Burial will follow at Dewey Memorial

Cemetery-Pound, VA where Zack Pilkenton, Jeff Pilkenton, Jonah Kiser, Joshua Jones, Zack Mullins and Davey Baker will serve as 

pallbearers.

  Baker Funeral Home- Pound, VA is serving the family of Jacob Aaron Lee Willis.

CALVIN HIRAM REECE JR

JACOB AARON LEE WILLIS

CALVIN HIRAM REECE JR

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   BIG STONE GAP, VA- Calvin Hiram Reece, 63 passed away Sunday November 24, 2019 from the Bristol Regional Medical Center- Bristol, TN.

   Calvin was a auto mechanic, worked many years in coal mining, then became self- employed making beautiful custom knives. 

He was a Harley Davidson man and loved to ride when he could, 

was an excellent blacksmith, and enjoyed camping. But what

Calvin loved the most was his family

and the time spent with them, especially his grandchildren. 

   Calvin was preceded death by his parents, Calvin Hiram Reece Sr. and Mary (Osborne) Reece and a sister, Martha Gail Henehan.

   Survivors include his daughters, Priscilla Reece- Bristol, VA and Angelina Reece-Canton, NC: a son, Nick Reece and wife Rachel- Norton, VA; grandchildren, Brookelynn Reece, Bentley Reece and 

Reece Clark; nieces, Racheal Marbella Rebecca Mullins, Jaimee Ward Anderson and Jennifer Adams; mother of his children, Debbie Fisher; a special friend Debbie Rife, an several cousins and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn his passing and cherish his memory. 

   Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00pm Wednesday November 27, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Jeremy Mullins officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until time of services. Burial will follow in the Laurel Grove Cemetery- Norton, VA. where family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

 Baker Funeral Home- Pound, VA is serving the family of Calvin Hiram Reece Jr.

EARNEST LEE WYATT

JACOB AARON LEE WILLIS

CALVIN HIRAM REECE JR

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  POUND, VA- Earnest Lee Wyatt (Sam) 82, formerly of Jenkins, KY entered into eternity Sunday November 24, 2019 from his residence. His family was at his bedside.

   Earnest was of the Christian faith. He had served 4 years as Mayor of Jenkins, he also served as a Constable of Letcher County, an officer in the Jenkins Police Department for many years and as Fire Chief. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. But his greatest joy was the time he spent with his grandchildren.

   Earnest was preceded in death by his parents, George W. and Emmaline

(Potter) Wyatt: his first wife, Eva Mae “ Topsy” (England) Wyatt; an infant daughter, 

Doris Evelyn Wyatt: a son, Tony Wyatt: grandchildren, Samantha Lowe and 

Jerry Dillon Wyatt; sisters, Kansas Johnson, Annie Johnson, Nervie Johnson 

and Madge Wyatt; brothers, Morgan Wyatt, Mackenzie Wyatt, Wesley Wyatt, 

George Wyatt, Rush Wyatt and BenWyatt.

   Survivors include his wife, Lois Hensley Wyatt- Mayking, KY; his daughter, Cindy Lowe and husband James- Pound, VA ; a son, Blake Wyatt and wife Debbie- Jenkins, KY; grandchildren, Andrea (Frank) Conley, Allison Wyatt, Tony Wyatt, Aaron Lowe, Blakey (Cheyenne) Wyatt: 12 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn his passing and cherish his memory. 

   The family would like to give a special thanks to his caregiver, Jimmy 

Lowe.

   Memorial services will be conducted at 7:00pm Wednesday November 27, 

2019 at the Peoples Fundamental Baptist Church- Dunham, KY with Pastor Van 

Webb and Reverend Bobby Fleming officiating. The family will receive friends 

from 5:00pm until time of services. 

   Baker Funeral Home- Pound, VA is serving the family of Earnest Lee Wyatt.

MRS. ALICE MAE MULLINS

GERTRUDE YVONNE MULLINS

GERTRUDE YVONNE MULLINS

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WISE, VA – Mrs. Alice Mae Mullins, 91, entered peacefully into eternity Thursday November 21, 2019 from her home.

   Mrs. Mullins was a born again Christian of the Baptist faith. She last attended Wilson Chapel Church. Alice Mae was a devoted homemaker and mother, always caring 

for others. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and doing needlework. Alice Mae made lots of clothing, both for herself and many others.

She was an avid reader and loved magazine about antiques, country homes and cabins. She also enjoyed gardening and canning when she was able to do so. Her greatest joy though was the time she spent with her grandchildren.

   Alice Mae was preceded in death by her husband Claude Emerson Mullins, Sr.; her parents, Smith Wesley Osborne and 

Rosa (Caudill) Osborne; a son, Larry Eugene Mullins; her daughter-in-law, Dorothy Wheatley Mullins; her son-in-law, Craig Moore; sisters Goldie Osborne, Hannah Johnson and Elsie Stanley Dowdy; and brothers Albert Osborne, Corb Osborne, 

William Osborne and 2 infant brothers.

   Survivors include her daughter Louise Mullins-Wise, VA; her sons Emerson Mullins and wife Phyllis-Wise, VA and Wayne Mullins and wife Norma Jean-Wise, VA; grandchildren, Carla Mullins. Laura Hall, Anna Baker, Sheila Combs, Sarah Flanary and Brice Mullins; great-grandchildren, Rachel McGinnis,  Jonathon Baker, Aaron Baker, Jacob Combs, Derek Mullins, Lindsay

Flanary, Rylee Flanary and Kiraleigh Flanary; great-great grand- Children Avery Baker, Harlow Baker, Elsie Baker, Alayna Baker. 

Gabe Baker, Landrey McGinnis and Emersyn McGinnis; special nieces Barbara Hartsock and Betty Short; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and loved ones to celebrate her victory and

cherish her memory.

   Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Monday November 25, 2019 at the Beverly Cemetery on Hurricane Road-Wise, VA with Reverend Mike Jordan officiating. Louise Mullins, Anna Baker, Doug Baker, Jonathon Baker, Aaron Baker and Brice 

Mullins will serve as pallbearers and Emerson Mullins and Wayne Mullins will serve as honorary pallbearers.  

Family and friends are asked to meet at Beverly Cemetery by 1:45 pm. 

   In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make donations to a charity or hospice service of your choice.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Mrs. Alice Mae Mullins. 

GERTRUDE YVONNE MULLINS

GERTRUDE YVONNE MULLINS

GERTRUDE YVONNE MULLINS

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EOLIA, KY- Yvonne Mullins, 82, entered into her eternal reward Tuesday November 19, 2019 from her son Tim’s home in Gate City, 

VA. She was surrounded by all her children and other loving family

members.

   Yvonne was a Christian and a member of the Eolia Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was a dedicated homemaker, always doing for others rather than for herself. Yvonne was an avid reader, she loved going to church and spending time with her family.

   Yvonne was preceded in death by her husband Vester “Possum” Mullins on August 22, 2010. She was also preceded in death by her father Kenneth Beaudion and her mother Gertrude (Horan) Stone and step-father Virgil Stone; and two brothers, Michael Beaudion and Gary Beaudion. 

   Survivors include her daughter Brenda Roberts and husband James “Jay Bird”-Pound, VA; three sons, Raymond Mullins and wife Donna- Eolia, KY, Michael Mullins and wife Debbie-Somerset, KY and Tim Mullins and wifeVickie-Gate City, VA; ten grandchildren, Melissa Morton-Whitesburg, KY, Lester Mullins and wife Brandi-Brandi-Eolia, KY, Jesse Roberts and wife Amanda-Big Stone Gap, VA, Becky Roberts- Pound, VA, Olivia Mullins-Pound, VA, Chandler Mullins-Pound, VA, Katie Mullins-Somerset, KY, Hailey Mullins-Somerset, KY, Daniel Baldwin-Gate City, VA and Ashley Akers-Gate City, VA; five great– grandchildren, Raymond “Little Man” Barnette, ,Jason Evan Roberts,  Ronan Blanton, Abigail Grace Roberts and Paislee Sergent; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friend Darlene Sturgill; 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 Saturday November 

23, 2019 at the Eolia Baptist Church  with Pastor Drew Baldwin and Reverend Jimmy Hubbard officiating.

   Burial will follow in the Mullins Family Cemetery on Roberts Branch in Eolia, KY where family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

   The family will receive friends after 5:00 pm Friday November 22, 2019 at Baker Funeral Home.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Gertrude Yvonne Mullins.

RANDY EARL TAYLOR

GERTRUDE YVONNE MULLINS

NICKIE MARIE BILITSKI

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POUND, VA - Randy Earl Taylor, 56, passed away Friday November 15, 2019 from his sister Nella’s residence in Pound, VA.

  Randy had just recently accepted the Lord as his Savior. He was a former equipment operator and a handy man. Randy enjoyed fishing and camping and working outdoors. He loved 

westerns and old television shows like Mayberry. One of his favorite pass times was visiting with family and friends. 

  Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold Don Taylor and Ethel (Peaks) Taylor.

  Survivors include his sisters Nella Mullins and husband Jeff- Pound, VA , Trena Hall and husband Eddie-Payne Gap, KY,  

Pamela Rose-Clintwood, VA and Rhonda Bryantand husband Fred-Big Stone Gap, VA; a brother Tommy Taylor-Pound, VA;

daughters, Amanda Gail Taylor-Wise, VA and Melissa Taylor-Wise, VA; son Bucky Stines-Kentucky; 4 grandchildren; several 

nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends and loved ones 

to mourn his passing.

  As per Randy’s wishes his body will be cremated and there will be no services.

  Baker Funeral home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Randy Earl Taylor.

NICKIE MARIE BILITSKI

NICKIE MARIE BILITSKI

NICKIE MARIE BILITSKI

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    POUND, VA- Nickie Marie Bilitski entered into eternity Wednesday October 23, 2019 from the Holston Valley Medical Center – Kingsport, TN.

    Nickie was a kind soul who enjoyed helping others. She loved the outdoors, mowing grass, and above all spending time with her friends.

    Nickie was preceded in death by her mother Mary Adams.

   Survivors include her special friends, Nicole Harris; Karon Dorton, Dixie Johnson, and Thomas Mullins they may had been her friends , but to Nickie …..They were her family. 

Nickie loved and cared for her pets, her dogs, Coco, Pudgy and Scruffy and her cat Uno. She will be truly missed by those who knew and loved her. 

   A Celebration of Life service will be conducted 2:00 PM Sunday October 27, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy Carter officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until time of services.

   Baker Funeral Home- Pound, VA is serving the family of Nickie Marie Bilitski.

Freddie Ray Goins

NICKIE MARIE BILITSKI

FRANCES MULLINS

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SALEM, SC – Freddie Ray Goins, 47, entered into eternity Friday October 18, 2019 from the Greenville Memorial Hospital due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

  Freddie was of the Baptist faith and a proud veteran of the United States Navy having served in the Somalia War and Operation Desert Storm. Freddie loved the outdoors, especially 

bonfires and fishing with his son Jacob. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles, playing pool, listening to music and playing the drums.

  Freddie was preceded in death by his parents, Randall Ray Goins and Audrey Ruth Sutherland; an infant son, Zachary Barthel Goins; and a brother, Sonny Ray Goins. 

  Survivors include his wife Sandra Louise (Bays) Goins; his son Jacob Kendall Goins; his daughter Danielle Stanley and husband Gray; grandchildren, Maddison Keeleigh Stanley, Jesslynn Kendall Stanley and Zachary Grayson Nolan-Wayne Stanley; a brother, Randall Goins; special niece, Stephanie Amber Goins- Sutherland; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friend, Kendall Hawkins; and a host of friends and loved ones.

  Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Thursday October 24, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy Carter officiating. Keith Maggard VFW Post 4301 Norton, VA will conduct military rites immediately after-wards in the funeral home parking lot.

  The family will receive friends from 12 noon until time of services.

  Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family ofFreddie Ray Goins.

FRANCES MULLINS

NICKIE MARIE BILITSKI

FRANCES MULLINS

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BATESVILLE, IN- Frances “Gee” Mullins, 93, entered into eternity Tuesday October 8, 2019 from The Waters of Batesville NursingHome- Batesville, IN.

   Frances was a former resident of Pound and had lived for the last 10 years in Batesville. She was a Christian and a former member 

of Hamilton Chapel Church. She was also a member of the VFW auxillary in both Pound and Batesville. Frances was a homemaker 

and loved taking care of others, especially the children in her family. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, working in her flowers, cooking 

and baking. Everyone loved her baked pies….they were the BEST! Frances loved her family dearly and spending time with them was priceless to her.

   Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Mullins; her parents, Frank and Carrie Mullins; sisters, Ruth Hughes, Eula Wise and Ina Church; and brothers, Jack Mullins and Eugene Mullins. 

   Survivors include her daughter, Sherri Fehlinger and husband Larry- Batesville, IN: granddaughters, Kimberly Krummel and husband John-Fishers, IN and Amy Hatcher and husband Craig- Berkeley Springs, WV; 6 great grandchildren, Corey Siebert, Colin Krummel, Kylie Krummel, Ethan Hatcher, Luke Hatcher and Devan Hatcher; 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 2:00 pm Sunday October 13, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Greg 

Cyphers and Reverend Burns Robinson officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until time of services. Burial will follow in the Meade Creek Cemetery- Pound, VA where family 

members will serve as pallbearers.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Frances Mullins.


HENRY ALLAN CONLEY

DANIEL EUGENE ASHBROOK

HENRY ALLAN CONLEY

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SEVERN, MARYLAND- Henry Allan Conley, 69, passed away on October 7, 2019 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born October 18, 1949 in Pound, VA to the late Troy and Ethel (Stephens) Conley.

   Henry served in the United States Army, owned his own HVAC business for 25 years which he then retired. Henry enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, shooting pool, going on long drives, dancing, watching the sky and sunsets, Mt. Dew, listening to old county music and bluegrass music, watching western movies and visiting his home-town throughout the years.

    Henry is survived by his wife, Patricia Conley, daughters, Rebecca Conley, Michelle Dedo, Trica Garland, Erin Conley and Amanda Conley- Green; 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

   Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00am Thursday October 10, 2019 in the Conley Cemetery - Pound, VA. with Reverend Randy Carter officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:00am to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery.

   In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Henry Conley’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at ALZ.org.

   Baker Funeral Home- Pound, VA and Kirkley- Ruddick Funeral Home-Glen Burnie, MD is serving the family of Henry Allan Conley.

PATRICIA SEXTON

DANIEL EUGENE ASHBROOK

HENRY ALLAN CONLEY

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      HAZARD, KY--- Patricia Sexton, 57, entered into eternity Wednesday September 18, 2019 from the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard, KY where she was surrounded by her loving family.   

   Patricia was born on July 17, 1962 in Newport, KY. Patricia was a loving mother and grandmother. She lived a simple life was liked by all who knew her. Patricia enjoyed sports, watching tv and most of all spending time with her grandchildren.

   Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, James Richard Williams and Joy Williams, her husband, Mazel Sexton, a Sister, Barbara (Williams) Meade, a son James Ross Sexton, and a brother, Billy Williams.

   Survivors include her daughter, Kristie Sexton, - Neon, KY, Her sons Richard Allen Sexton, Paint Lick, KY, Mazel Steven Sexton, Oakwood, VA, a Brother, Jimmy Williams, Covington, VA, Five Grandchildren, Christopher Brock, Ethan Gayhar, Deerreick Sexton, Mazel Blevins, and Brendagale Blevins. 

   Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM in the Fleming Church of God September 20, 2019 with Minister Freddy Johnson. The family will receive friends from 5:00PM until 9:00 PM.

   Funeral Services will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday September 21, 2019 in the Fleming Church of God with minister Freddy Johnson. Graveside Services will follow in the Potter Cemetery on Haymond hill in Fleming-Neon, KY.

   Baker Funeral Home is serving the Family of Patricia Sexton.

DANIEL EUGENE ASHBROOK

DANIEL EUGENE ASHBROOK

DANIEL EUGENE ASHBROOK

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   JENKINS, KY – Daniel Eugene Ashbrook, 76, entered into 

eternity Thursday September 12, 2019 after an extended illness from the Pikeville Medical Center. 

   Daniel was a Christian and attended the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

Daniel was a Licensed Practical Nurse, he worked for ARH Hospitals of 6 years and for 20 + years for Mountain Comprehensive Healthcare before becoming disabled and 

having to retire.

   Daniel enjoyed traveling, especially to Florida, he loved it there and visited as often as possible. He loved the sand and the sun and was always happy on the beach. Daniel was an avid University of Kentucky Wildcat fan. He was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. Always smiling and quick to give words of encouragement. He will be missed by his family, friend and co-workers.

   Daniel was preceded in death by his parents, Vince and Violet (Webb) Ashbrook; a brother, Delmer Ashbrook who 

was killed in action in Vietnam; and two sisters, Patsy Fields and Deanna Webb.

   Survivors include his sister Judy Mullins and husband Joe-Pound, VA; nephews, Greg and Jay; nieces, Jen, Tressa, Vonda, 

Debbie, Denola and Terri; special great nephew Joseph and great-niece Grace; his co-workers at Mountain Comp and a 

host of friends and loved ones.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Saturday September 14, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with 

Reverend Greg Polly officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

   Pound VFW Post 9600 will conduct military services at 11:00 am Sunday September 15, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home parking lot. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemeteryin Whitesburg, KY. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker Funeral Home by 10:00 am.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Daniel Eugene Ashbrook.  

BERLIN AUSTIN

ATHENIA DENITA HOPKINS

DANIEL EUGENE ASHBROOK

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  POUND, VA – Berlin Austin. 99 went to his heavenly home on September 4, 2019 from Norton Community Hospital after a sudden 

illness. He was born November 29, 1919 to Dewey and Snoda (Branham)  Austin. Berlin was honorably discharged from the 

Merchant Marines after WWII. He served aboard the Goucher Victory. 

   Berlin was a lifelong resident of Pound, VA. he was the owner-operator of Austin Coal Trucking. He began hauling timber for 

Consolidated Coal Company in his early years and later on he hauled supplies into Virginia to help build the Pine Mountain Train tunnel from Virginia into Kentucky he then hauled coal for 42 years from strip and deep mines in Kentucky and Virginia. All his trucking buddies knew him as “Four Barrell” and many close friends and family called him “Big B”.

   Berlin was a member of Hamilton Chapel Church and accepted the Lord and was baptized by Reverend Douglas Johnson many years ago.

   Berlin was a kind man and always had a smile for whoever he would meet. He will be missed by many friends who thought the 

world of him.

   Berlin was preceded in death by his father Dewey Austin, his mother Snoda Austin and his sister Trula Kozitka.

   Berlin is survived by his loving wife of nearly 66 years Wilma Austin; his son Stanley Austin and wife Vivian of Clintwood, VA; his daughter Sandy Richards and husband Steve of Knoxville, TN; grandson Chad Richards and wife Stephanie of Arlington, VA; granddaughter Hallie Duncan and husband Zane of Knoxville, TN and great-grandsons who loved their Papaw,  Zane Jr. and Miles; special niece Dale Stover of Pound, VA; special friends Freddy Gibson, Tommy Gibson and Eddie Buchanan; and a host of friends and loved ones.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Monday September 9, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Greg Cyphers, Reverend Burns Robinson and Pastor Mike Yates officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

   Entombment services will be conducted at 11:00 am Tuesday September 10, 2019 at the Temple Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum in Castlewood, VA where family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9:30 to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery.  

   The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all our precious family members who were there in our time of need and to Bo and Hank for their wonderful concern and services.

   In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Berlin Austin.

RUTH MARIE MEADE

ATHENIA DENITA HOPKINS

ATHENIA DENITA HOPKINS

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  RALEIGH, NC – Ruth Marie Meade, 97, went to be in the loving arms of Jesus Friday August 30, 2019 from her home. 

She was in the arms of her loving daughter.

   Ruth was Christian of the Baptist faith. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

She took great pride in caring for her family. Ruth enjoyed cooking, gardening and canning. She won a blue ribbon at the 

VA/KY District Fair for her tomatoes. She also loved animals and children. She loved traveling, often driving cross country to 

California. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Ruth lived in El Cajon, Ca for 22 years before moving to Pound, 

VA in August 1972.They then moved to Knoxville, TN for several years before returning to Pound. She spent the last 9 years living in Raleigh, NC with her daughter.

   Ruth was the daughter of the late Willard Francis and Lillie Victoria Bolling Hubbard, and was born on October 21, 1921 

on her mother’s birthday in Pound, VA. 

   In addition to her parents Ruth was preceded in death by her husband James Hurcell Meade who passed away December 12, 2000; grandson Matthew Blake Salyer; sisters, June Ellis, Hattie 

Mullins, Anita Marshall, Ruby Ambroe, Illa Faye Hubbard and Shirley Hubbard; and brothers Howard Hubbard, James Francis Hubbard, Sr., Victor Hubbard and Eddie Mullins.

   Survivors include her daughter Cindy Salyer and husband Ron –Raleigh, NC; a son, Duane Meade-Powell Valley, VA ; specialnephew Robert (Bob) Ambroe-Lompoc, CA; grandchildren Jeffrey Goode and wife Kirstie-Kingsport, TN, , Jessica Salyer Wilks and husband Jarrett-Thomasville, GA and Shannon Salyer and wife Debbie-Lenior City, TN; great-grandchildren Savannah, Madeline, Logan, Cody, Mason, Corbin and Easton; a sister, Ollie Jane Ellis-Jenkins, KY; a brother, Ralph Hubbard and wife Nancy-Pound, VA; 

numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends and loved ones.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Wednesday September4, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ron Salyer and Reverend Randy Carter officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

   Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Thursday September 5, 

2019 at the Ottis and Daphne Meade Family Cemetery-Pound, VA where family members 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 Ruth Marie Meade .

ATHENIA DENITA HOPKINS

ATHENIA DENITA HOPKINS

ATHENIA DENITA HOPKINS

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   NEWPORT, TN – Athenia Denita Hopkins, 42, entered into eternity Friday August 30, 2019  from the Newport Medical Center.

   Athenia was a loving mother and sister. She enjoyed a simple life with her beloved daughter Lily. Being a mother and caring 

for Lily was the center of her life.

   Athenia was preceded in death by her mother Vinita Coleman.

   In addition to her daughter Lily Vinita Hopkins she is survived by her sister Barbara Estep and husband Cornelius-Pound, VA; 13 

other siblings; special niece Kelsey Stiltner-Georgetown, KY; special nephew Kolby Slone-Pound, VA; numerous nieces, 

nephews and cousins; and a host of friends and loved ones.

   Celebration of Life services will be conducted at 11:00 am Tuesday September 3, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until time of Services.

   Burial will follow in the Dewey Memorial Cemetery-Pound, VA where family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Athenia Denita Hopkins. 



SHIRLEY MULLINS

VERNON DEWEY ROSE JR.

VERNON DEWEY ROSE JR.

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   WISE, VA – Shirley Elizabeth Mullins, 68, entered peacefully into eternity Thursday August 29, 2019 at her residence. Her loving family was at her side.

   Shirley was a Christian of the Baptist faith. She was a loving wife Mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Shirley was a homemaker. She enjoyed drinking a good cup of coffee (letting a few pots overflow). As well as watching old TV shows, detective and murder mysteries were her favorites.

   Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Archie and Lois (Ramey) Shepard; a brother, Archie Shephard, Jr.

   Survivors include her loving husband ,Franklin Mullins-Wise, VA; her son, Franklin Mullins Jr-Wise, VA; daughters, Greta Lambert- Mt. Jackson, VA and Darlene Mullins- Wise, VA; seven grandchildren; sisters, Dixie Blevins- Amissville, VA and Shelby

Moore- Fort Royal, VA; a brother, James Shepard- Nashville, TN; several nieces, nephews and cousin and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn his passing and cherish his memory.

   Memorial services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Tuesday September 3, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Burns Robinson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00

pm until time of services.

   Baker Funeral Home is serving the family of Shirley Elizabeth Mullins.

VERNON DEWEY ROSE JR.

VERNON DEWEY ROSE JR.

VERNON DEWEY ROSE JR.

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WISE, VA- Vernon Dewey Rose Jr., 50, lost his battle to cancer on Saturday August 24, 2019 from the Bristol Regional Medical Center- Bristol, TN. His loving family and friends at his bedside.

   Junior was a kind, caring and compassionate soul, always seeing the 

good in others. He enjoyed shopping, karaoke, camping, fishing, going out to eat and just being with people he loved. Junior was an employee of Kids Central for 27 years where he served as nutritionist. He loved working and caring for the children at the center. Junior loved with everything he had.

   Junior was reunited with his parents, Vernon Rose Sr. and Judy Rose Arnold. He was greeted at the gates of Heaven by Jesus Christ and is now free of all pain.

   Left behind to cherish many loving memories are his partner in life,

Austin Lawson-Wise, VA; stepfather, Vernon Harry Arnold-Wise, VA; brother, Rick Rose-Wise, VA; sisters, Jennifer Woods-Coeburn, VA and Rebecca Rose Fleming-Bristol, VA; nephews, Tyler, Brad, Shane, Taden, 

Toby and Dae-Dae; special nephews, Mark Rose and Sean Woods; nieces, Stephanie Austin and Miricale Rose; great nephew, Carter; great nieces, Anna and Kinsley and many, many close friends.  

   Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 pm Tuesday August 27, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend William Reid officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services

   Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Wednesday August 28, 2019 at the Lick Fork Cemetery-Clintwood, VA. where family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meetat the funeral home by 10:00am to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery. 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 Vernon Dewey Rose Jr.


TRAVIS NEIL WEBB

VERNON DEWEY ROSE JR.

MARIE BOLLING MEADE

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ST. PAUL, VA- Travis Neil (Skittles)Webb. 25, passed away Thursday August 15, 2019 in Vansant, VA from injuries sustained 

in an accident at work. 

   Travis was born on December 20, 1993 in Dalton. GA . He was in the first graduating class of Eastside High School. Travis had 

several years of experience in the gas well industry and was currently an employee of Reliance Well Services, LLC. He loved fast cars, especially Subarus, loved music, loved fracking and loved playing video games. He cherished the time he spent with his family and friends.

   Travis was preceded in death by his aunt/best friend Jennifer Hall; 

his maternal grandparents, Arley and Brenda Hall; and his paternal grandparents, Dorothy and Palmer Webb.

    Survivors include his mother Renita  “Nita” (Hall)Hampton and 

husband Chad-Castlewood, VA; two sons Cole Webb-Wise, VA and Connor Webb-St. Paul, VA; special friend, Bryona Ward-St. Paul, VA; a sister, Haley Grey Hampton-Castlewood, VA; his aunts, Regina 

(Sissy/Mommy) Cook and husband Richard-Millstone, KY and Christina 

Hall and husband Robert-Whitesburg, KY; step-grandparents, Robert 

and Marsha Banner-Castlewood, VA; several cousins; special friends Henry Bentley II-Jenkins, KY, Roman and Latasia (Tay) Counts-Duffield, VA, Brian Burrell-Colorado, Kenneth Slone-Virgie, KY, Travis Hamilton-Coeburn, VA and Jeremy Howard-McRoberts, KY; and a host of friends and loved ones.

   Celebration of Life services will be conducted at 7:00pm Tuesday August 20, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5:00pm until time of services.

   Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00am Wednesday August 

21, 2019 at the Dewey Memorial Cemetery-Pound, VA where Kenny Stiles, Keith Stiles, Roman Counts, Opie Hall, Bennie Hicks and Patrick Hall 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 Travis Neil Webb.


MARIE BOLLING MEADE

MARIE BOLLING MEADE

MARIE BOLLING MEADE

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POUND, VA – Marie Bolling Meade, 90, entered peacefully into her eternal reward Sunday August 11, 2019 from Holston Valley Medical 

Center-Kingsport, TN. 

   Marie was a Christian and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in the Mill Creek section of Pound. She loved going to church when she was able. Marie was an avid Pac Man player, and also enjoyed watching the weather channel and gameshows. She also was very well versed at 

supervising others doing yardwork and odd jobs around the house.

   Marie was preceded in death by her parents, John Narvel Fleming and Luvenia (Cox) Fleming.; her first husband Bennie Allen Bolling; her second 

husband, Jess Winford Meade; a son, Kyle Bolling;; an infant sister, Patricia Fleming; and three brothers, Bruce Fleming, Dennis Fleming and Donald Fleming.

    Survivors include her daughters, Faye Mullins and husband Frank-Pound, VA, Greta Bolling-Pound, VA and Darlene Boggs and husband Jeff-Pound, VA; her son, Ricky Bolling and wife Susie-Pound, VA; grandchildren, Kim Stidham,  Allen Thompson, Corey Bolling, Aaron Bolling. April Mullins, Chastity McGoughy and ShawnaHensley.; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins: special friends, TresaMullins, Bea Fleming and Evan Fleming; and a host of friends and loved 

ones. 

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Tuesday August 13, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ricky Mullins officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

   Graveside committal services will be conducted at 11:00 am Wednesday August 14, 2019 at the Bolliing Cemetery in the Flat Gap section of Pound, 

VA where Eric Fleming, Jeff Boggs, Shannon Fleming, Ricky Bolling, Jeff Stidham and Aaron Bolling will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker 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 Marie Bolling Meade. 


ELEANOR HAYES

MARIE BOLLING MEADE

IVA DEAN STIDHAM

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   POUND, VA- Eleanor ( Krzak ) Hayes,82, passed away  peacefully Saturday August 10, 2019 from Heritage Hall- Clintwood, VA. Her loving family was at her bedside.

   Eleanor was of the Roman Catholic faith and a 45 year member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Clintwood, VA.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, 

aunt and friend. Eleanor was an avid UK basketball fan and Philadelphia Eagles football fan. She loved to bake, crochet, and listen to all types of music with Elvis and Conway Twitty being 

two of her favorites. 

   Eleanor was preceded in death by her loving husband, John Roy Hayes; her parents, Stanley and Helen (Toth) Krzak ; a sister, 

Wilma Mullins and a brother, Stanley Krzak.

   Survivors include her daughters, Theresa Wright and husband Bobby- Dorton, KY, Angela Hayes-Blountville, TN, Donna Isaacs 

and husband Scotty- Castlewood, VA, Elizabeth Harlow and husband Mike–Stanley, NC,  Cynthia Boggs and husband Jeffery- 

Pound, VA and Eleanor Lynn Hall- Pound, VA; sisters, Margaret Johnson and husband Doug- Ashtabula, Ohio and Libby Fletcher-   

VA; brothers, Joe Krzak and wife Linda-Dunham, KY and John Krzak and wife Cathy-Aylett VA; 16 grandchildren; 20 great- grand

children; several nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of friends and loved ones to her passing and cherish her memory.

   Funeral mass will be conducted at 11:00 am Tuesday August 13, 2019 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Clintwood, VA with Father Tim Drake officiating. Burial will follow in the Dewey 

Memorial Cemetery- Pound, VA where grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

   The family will receive friends from 5:00–8:00 pm Monday August 12, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel- Pound, VA.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Eleanor Krzak Hayes.


IVA DEAN STIDHAM

MARIE BOLLING MEADE

IVA DEAN STIDHAM

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   POUND, VA – Iva Dean Stidham, 74, entered peacefully into eternal rest Friday July 26, 2019 from her residence. Her loving family surrounded her bedside.

   Iva was born in Alabama to the late Marie Faulkner and Ivan D. Boggs on October 4, 1944. She was of the Christian faith.  Iva was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was a dedicated home maker  taking pride in the way she cared for her family. Iva loved gardening and putting up what her and Royce harvested each year. Her biggest pleasure was taking care of her family. Iva received her nursing degree from Virginia Medical College in Richmond, VA in 1964. Having worked at Dickenson Clinic, Heritage Hall, and several hospitals. Needing a change, she became a mail carrier for the Town of Wise for several years.  

In addition to her parents Iva was preceded in death by her brother Dennis Clay (Bud) Boggs; a sister, Beverly Sue Fox and a brother-in-law, Claude Sturgill

   Survivors include her loving husband and best friend of 53years Royce Gene Stidham, Sr; her daughter, Michelle Rose and husband Marty-Pound,VA; her son Royce Gene Stidham, Jr.-Pound, VA; grandchildren, Justin (Leah) Rose-Pound, VA and Adam ( Lindsey) Rose-Pound, VA: great-grandson. Abel Rose sisters, Anne Poholsky-

Pound, VA, Kay Cantrell and husband Gary- Mooresburg, TN andElaine Boggs and companion Eskor “Junior” Phillips-Pound, VA; brothers, Jamie Boggs -Mooresburg, TN and Everette “Ebby” Boggs

and special sister in law Kay-Mooresburg, TN; a brother-in-law, Joseph Fox- San Antonio, TX; sister- in-law, Jenni (Joe) Fuller- Mooresburg, TN; an uncle, John (Polly) Faulkner- Northport, AL; nieces, Carole Kiser, Rhonda Roberts, Crystal Keith, Sarah Howeth, Heather Askea, Mindy Spain and Ashlee Stanley; nephews, John 

Sturgill, Eric Brown, Ivan Fox, Dennis Boggs and Brad Boggs; 17 

great nieces and nephews and 10 great- great nieces and nephews, 

all of whom she cherished, numerous friends and loved ones, and her 

special pet and companion Knucklehead to mourn her passing and cherish her memory.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Sunday July 28, 2019

in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Troy Belcherofficiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

   Graveside services will be conducted at 12:00 noon Monday July 29, 

2019 at the Dewey Memorial Cemetery-Pound, VA where Justin Rose, Adam Rose, John Sturgill, Tanner Collins, Brad Boggs, Eric Brown and Dennis Boggs will serve as pallbearers.

Gabe Mullins and Joey Mullins are honorary pallbearers. Family and 

friends are asked to meet at Baker Funeral Home by 11:00 am to prepare to go in procession 

to the cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Dewey Memorial Cemetery Fund- 9900 Badger Lane, Pound, VA 24279

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Iva Dean Stidham.



RICHARD (DICK) EARL DIPPERY, JR

RICHARD (DICK) EARL DIPPERY, JR

RICHARD (DICK) EARL DIPPERY, JR

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   ROUND ROCK, TX- Richard (Dick) Earl Dippery, Jr. passed away Sunday July 14, 2019 from the Baylor Scott & White Health 

Medical Center in Round Rock ,TX. His family was at his bedside.

   Dick was born on January 15, 1942, in Van Wert, Ohio, to Mary Carolyn (Clark) and Richard (Dick) Dippery, Sr. He attended Van Wert High Scholl, where he excelled in academics, played the 

trombone for the school band, and played for the high school basketball team. He went on to earn all three of his degrees from the University of Cincinnati; Bachelor of Science, Mechanical 

Engineering, 1965; Master of Science, 1971, and his PhD.in 1990. He worked in the aircraft industry for General Electric in Cincinnati- Ohio, Greenville- South Carolina and Schenectady, New York. Dick

also worked for General Motors and Westinghouse in between years at General Electric. In 1992, he was finally able to realize his life-long dream of becoming a college professor when he moved to Flint, Michigan.He spent over 20 years teaching courses for Mechanical 

Engineering at GMI / Kettering University. 

   Dick is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Edith (Collier) Dippery- Round Rock, TX ; children, Kevin (Dawn) Dippery- Virginia Beach, VA; Kelli (Doug) Heneghan- Round Rock, TX; and Kyle Dippery- Lexington, KY; grandchildren, Macee, Emma and Hannah Dippery; Duncan and Mary Heneghan; a sister, Jeanne (Tom) Phillips- Columbus, Ohio; numerous nieces, nephews and

cousins, countless friends from his years in industry as well as academia, and former students, who will all miss him greatly.

    Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Friday July 26, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jeff Schmidt officiating. The family will receive friend from 5:00 pm 

until time of services.

  Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Saturday July 27, 2019 in the Mt. Zion Cemetery- Pound, VA where family members and friends 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.

  In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the following  organizations; American Diabetes Association ( www.donations.diabetes.org ), American Heart Association ( www.heart.org ) and the Alzheimer’s

Association ( www.alz.org ).

  Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Richard (Dick) Earl Dippery, Jr.

RICHARD ALLEN JESSEE

RICHARD (DICK) EARL DIPPERY, JR

RICHARD (DICK) EARL DIPPERY, JR

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   POUND, VA- Richard Allen Jessee, 44, entered into eternity July 14, 2019 from his residence.

   Richard was a Christian of the Baptist faith. He was a 1993 graduate of Pound high School and a welder and fabricator by trade He had previously worked for Ambrose Coal, Fraley Coal and Buchanan Pump. He enjoyed leatherworking, making knives, fishing and hunting. But his biggest joy was spending time with his wife and sons. 

   Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Julian Winford Jessee and Linda (Blevins) Fields.

   Survivors include his loving wife of 24 years, Melisa Eileen (Boggs) Jessee; his sons, Christopher Allen Jessee-Pound, VA and Justin Forrest Jessee-Pound, VA; sisters, Donna Elkins and husband Troy- Wise, VA , Lisa Cox and husband Johnny- Pound, VA; brothers, Charles William Jessee and wife Amy-Wise, VA and Julius Jessee-Wise, VA; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends and loved ones.

   Memorial services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Thursday July 18, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jessee Smith officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Richard Allen Jessee.

ANNIE BLIZZARD

RICHARD (DICK) EARL DIPPERY, JR

ANNIE BLIZZARD

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  POUND, VA – Annie Blizzard, 78, passed peacefully into eternity Friday July 12, 2019 from Norton Community Hospital.  Her loving son Speedy was by her side.

   Annie was a Christian of the Baptist faith, she was a member of Glady Fork Freewill Baptist Church. She loved going to church and praising her Lord and Savior. Annie was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and 

friend. She enjoyed being on Facebook, playing Phase 10 and watching crime shows on TV. Annie loved to cook for her family and you never left her house hungry. She had a loving personality and never met a stranger. Annie’s greatest 

joy was the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.  

   Annie was preceded in death by her parents, Troy and Alice (Rutherford) Sturgill; her first husband, James Walter Taylor; her second husband, Harold Blizzard; her daughter Diane Countiss; granddaughter, Crystal Taylor; great-granddaughter, Ember Jade Mullins; sisters, Julia Cantrell, Fannie Cantrell, Joyce Taylor and Betty Maggard; and brothers, Ulis Sturgill and Clyde Sturgill.

   Survivors include her sons Kim (Speedy) Taylor and wife Melissa-Pound, VA; son-in-law Stephen Countiss-Pound, VA; grandchildren, Shawna (Forrest) Mullins, James Cody Taylor, Stephen Jr. (Amy) Countiss, Michael (Sydney) Countiss and Nicholas (Victoria) Countiss; great-grandchildren, Ayden Taylor, Aiden Mullins and Brycen Mullins; sisters, Katie (Wayne) Maggard-Rutledge, TN and Nancy (Coy) Taylor-Pound, VA;  brothers Roger (Teresa) Sturgill-Pound, VA and Kenneth (Gail) Sturgill-Pound, VA; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends and loved ones.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Sunday July 14, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with reverend Troy Belcher officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services. 

   Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00am Monday July 15, 2019 at the Dewey Memorial Cemetery-Pound, VA where Forrest Mullins, Cody Taylor, John Hampton, Michael Countiss, Stephen Countiss Jr. and Nick Countiss will serve as pallbearers. 

    Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker 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 Annie Blizzard.


JEFFERY WRIGHT

NINA JEAN RIDDLE

ANNIE BLIZZARD

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    WISE, VA – Jeffery Wright, 53, entered into eternity Thursday July 4, 2019 from the Holston Valley Medical Center-Kingsport,TN after a courageous battle with cancer. His loving mother was by his side.

   Jeffery was a Christian of the Baptist faith. He was a loving and devoted son who had lived with and cared for his mother Margie until the time of his illness. It was then that she cared for him until 

his passing. Jeffery was born in Dorton, KY but his family moved to Lansing MI when he was one year old. He was raised there and spent most of  life there until moving to Wise with his mother. 

   Jeffery was a mechanic by trade and loved to work on and tinker with cars and trucks. He loved to race his 1972 Chevy Nova. He also 

liked old television shows like Mayberry and Walker Texas Ranger,action movies and country music videos.  Jeffery was known by all 

for the special bond he had with his mother and the way he took care of her. She will certainly miss him greatly.

   Jeffery was preceded in death by his father,  Minas Franklin Wright; his grandparents, Manuel Vanover and Elsie Fields and several aunts 

and uncles.

   Survivors include his mother, Margie Gage-Wise, VA; his aunts  Marie Maynard (Roger), Lilliam Johnson (Earl) and Loraine Domagalski

(Dennis); an uncle Eugene Vanover; several cousins; special friends Ricky and Pam Hyden; and a host of friends and loved ones.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Sunday July 7, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Robert Osborne, James 

Tackett and Carson Wright officiating. The family will receive friends  from 5:00 pm until time of services.

 Graveside committal services will be conducted at 11:00 am Monday July 8, 2019 at the Laurel Grove Cemetery-Norton, VA where family 

members and friends will serve as pallbearers. Family members and friends are asked to meet at Baker 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 Jeffery Wright.


NINA JEAN RIDDLE

NINA JEAN RIDDLE

NINA JEAN RIDDLE

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   EOLIA, KY – Nina Jean Riddle , 87, entered into her eternal reward Thursday June 27, 2019 from the Pikeville Medical Center.

   Jean was a Christian of the Baptist faith. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt  and friend.

Jean was a homemaker and took pride in taking care of her family. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, working on crafts, cutting weeds

with a reep hook and watching country music videos.

   Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Lillie (Carter) Corder; her husband Thomas Edwin Riddle; a daughter, Gail Riddle Mullins; sisters, Tiny Raliegh, Gertie Craiger, Cornelia Sumpter, Virginia Cox, Clyde Irene Stanley, Jewell Pruitt and Blanche Sturgill; and brothers Paul Corder, Lester Corder, Edgar Corder and Ted 

Corder.

   Survivors include her son Dale Riddle-Pound, VA; her grand- daughter Lindsey Mullins-Knoxville, TN; great-grandson Keenan Shirley; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; several sisters-in law and brothers-in law; special friend, Elsie Sturgill and a host of  friends and loved ones. 

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Monday July 1, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ray Yeary and Brother Harold Kilbourne officiating. The family will receive 

friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

   Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Tuesday July 2, 2019 at the Bolling Cemetery in the Flat Gap section of Pound, VA where family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker 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 Nina Jean Riddle.


EMMA JEAN MARTIN

NINA JEAN RIDDLE

NINA JEAN RIDDLE

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   CHURCH HILL, TN. - Mrs. Emma Jean Martin, 77, passed from this life at her daughter’s home on Thursday June 27, 2019 after an extended illness. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Emma Jean was a former resident of Pound, VA before moving to Church Hill with her daughter.

   Emma Jean was a Christian. She and her husband Jerry were the owner/operators  of WKVG Gospel Radio Am 1000 from 1992 until Jerry’s death in 2005. At that time Emma Jean took over 

management of the station. She loved gospel music and the ministry she had through the station. Emma Jean was a very outgoing person 

and could strike up a conversation with anyone. If you were a stranger to Emma Jean you didn’t stay that way for long. She enjoyed cooking, doing crossword puzzles and playing solitaire on her i-Pad. But her favorite pastime was looking at photos of her grandkids.  

   Emma Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold Lewis and Euna (Cantrell) Justice; her beloved husband Jerry Alvin Martin; and two brothers, Carl Edward Justice and James Conley Justice.

   Survivors include her daughter Margie Jean Wells and husband Robert-Church Hill, TN; sons Gregory Lee Martin and wife Becky- Fries, VA, Arnold Jeff Martin- Kingsport, TN and Jeffrey Lee Martin and wife Kelly-Pound, VA and ; grandchildren, Candice Wells Pendley, Ellen Holcomb (Jeff), A J Cash  (Heather), Joshua Wells (Heather), Dakota Martin,  Matthew Wells, Emily Martin, Samuel Martin and Rebekah Wells; great-grandchildren Averie Martin, Quinn Martin, Colin Pendley, Kendrick Wells, Nolan Cash, Logan Cash, Mason Holcomb, Zachory Holcomb and Isabella Holcomb; a sister, Hazel Bolling and husband Cecil-Pound, VA; special nieces and nephews Robin Ayers, Kathy Gore and Billy McCleney; special friends Nelva Hall, Katrina Rasnick , Jimmie Vanover, Gloria Faye Bryan and Thelma Collins; and host of family, friends and loved ones.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Saturday June 29, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy Carter, Reverend Donald Harding and Reverend Bobby Wells officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

   Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 pm Sunday June 30,

 2019at the Arvil Mullins Cemetery-Pound, VA where Jeffrey Martin, Billy McCleney, Gregory Martin, A J Cash , Joshua Wells and Matthew Wells will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker Funeral Home by 12 Noon to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Emma Jean Martin.


NICKY DAN MULLINS

TEDDY GENE STURGILL

TEDDY GENE STURGILL

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      BIG STONE GAP, VA- Nicky Dan Mullins, 64, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday June 25, 2019 from his residence. His loving family was by his bedside.

    Nicky was Christian and loved his Lord, always wanting tolisten to the gospel music and hear the word of God. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys football fan, enjoyed watching Kentucky 

basketball games and Days of Our Lives on TV. Although he loved to play cards and Yahtzee, he couldn’t stand to get beaten 

by anyone, ( just ask his family.) Nicky was a prankster and loved to play jokes on everyone, just to put a smile on someone’s face

made him happy. He was a real Casanova and loved the ladies.

    Nicky was preceded in death by his parents, Hensel and Christine Mullins; a brother, Stacy Mullins and brother-in-law Donnie Mullins.

    Survivors include his sisters, Helena Mullins- Big Stone Gap, VA, Vivian Taylor-Wise, VA, Colleta Williams- Coeburn- VA, Sondra Mullins-Wise, VA, Angela Large- Clintwood, VA and Tish Scott- KY; brothers, Michael “Mutt” Mullins- Pound, 

VA, Alvin “Junior” Mullins-pound, VA and Vernon Dean Craft- Pound, VA; 31 nieces and nephews; 61 great nieces and nephews; numerous cousins; special friend, Marg and a host of friends and 

loved ones to mourn his passing and cherish his memory.

    A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 7:00 pm Friday June 29, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy Carter officiating. The family will receive  friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

    Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Nicky Dan Mullins.


TEDDY GENE STURGILL

TEDDY GENE STURGILL

TEDDY GENE STURGILL

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     EOLIA, KY- Teddy Gene Sturgill, 74, entered into eternity Monday June 24, 2019 from the Whitesburg ARH- Whitesburg, KY. His loving wife and family were at his bedside.

    Teddy was a Deacon and member of Millstone Primitive Baptist Church-Eolia, KY.  He was a motor grader operator for the Kentucky State Highway Department for more than 20 years. Teddy was proud to be called a “Graderman” and took pride in his work. He was an avid gun enthusiast, collected eagle statues and was an outdoorsman, enjoying both fishing and hunting. He loved reading the bible and drawing wisdom from its pages.

    Teddy was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow and Maudie Sturgill; brothers, Ronnie, Bob  and Foister; his brother-in-law and Hassell Hampton; sister-in-law, Judy Branham.

    Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Naoma (Hampton) Sturgill-Eolia, KY; a brother, Billy Sturgill- Roanne, IN; sisters, Beulah Coots and husband Harold- Wabash, IN., Pearl Sturgill-Roanne, IN., Patsy Wendell and husband Don- Portland IN and Peggy Sue Castle and husband Henry- Wabash, IN; special niece, Abbey Chapman and husband Pete- Eolia, KY; special nephews, 

Sheldon Sturgill and wife Stacy- Hennessey, OK and Chad Stidham and wife Crystal-Whitesburg, KY; was papaw to, Keeton Sturgill,

Regan Sturgill, Blaney Sturgill and Tryson Sturgill; special friends, James “Bud” Cornett- Line Fork, KY and Lewis Hampton- Payne Gap KY; 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 at 7:00 pm Wednesday June 26, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Corbin Hampton and Elder William “Bud” Adams officiating. The family 

will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

    Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Thursday June 27, 2019 at the Hampton Cemetery, Eolia, KY where family members and friends 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 Teddy Gene Sturgill.


TIMOTHY R. MULLINS

TEDDY GENE STURGILL

STEVEN SHELCY BOGGS

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     POUND, VA – Timothy Mullins, 57, entered into eternity Saturday June 22, 2019 from Holston Valley Medical Center. His loving family was at his side.

    Tim was a Christian of the Baptist faith. He was a loving husband, dad, poppy, brother and friend. He had recently retired afternearly 40 years of experience in the coal mines. Tim believed in working to support his family and had done so his entire life. He enjoyed fishing,loved to piddle, was a prankster and loved to play and tell jokes, especially throwing a firecracker when you least expected it.. Tim was always taking care of others, doing what he could to help out a friend. Spending time with his family was his biggest enjoyment.

    Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Auville and Lela Mullins and a special uncle Arvid (Duckhead) Mullins; a nephew, joseph Boggs.

    Survivors include his loving wife of 42 years, Sharon Mullins- Pound, VA his daughter, Tara Lee Mullins- Wise, VA; his son Tim (Roll) Mullins 

and wife April-Pound, VA; his grandchildren, Catie Mullins and husband Landon- Clarksville, TN, Matthew Rasnick – Marine Corps Base Camp 

Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC and Aidan Mullins-Pound, VA; sisters, Karon “Kaye” Boggs- Bristol, VA and Sheila Taylor- Pound, VA; a brother, Stevie Mullins-Woodbridge, VA; nieces; Amanda Reed, Annessa Davidson, Wendy Tackett and Skye Mullins ; a nephews, Nathaniel Polly and  Chris Porter; numerous cousins; and a host of friends and loved ones.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Tuesday June 25, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Danny Mullins and Brother Danny Short officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

   Graveside committal services and burial will be conducted at 11:00 am Wednesday June 26, 2019at the Jimmy Cantrell Cemetery on Cub Hollow Road-Pound, VA where Tim “Roll” Mullins, Aidan Mullins, Travis Sturgill, Matthew Rasnick, Nathaniel Polly and Brad Short will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker 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 TimothyR. Mullins.

STEVEN SHELCY BOGGS

STEVEN SHELCY BOGGS

STEVEN SHELCY BOGGS

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      POUND, VA – Steven Shelcy Boggs, 61, entered into his Savior’s Kingdom Monday June 10, 2019 from the Norton Community Hospital.His loving family was at his side.

    Steve was a born again Christian and child of God. He was committed to his faith and his family. Steve was a loving husband, father, grandfather, 

brother, uncle and friend. He was proud to work and provide for his family. 

He enjoyed life and loved his family and friends. Steve had recently retired after nearly 30 years at Humphreys. He enjoyed working with and riding 

his horses. He enjoyed the horse shows and the friendships that came with them. He was quite the jokester with a quick wit and shared his love of laughter with everyone he met. He was a selfless man who was dedicated to caring for his wife and being the best dad he could be to them.

   Steve was preceded in death by his father, Shelcy (Shag) Boggs.

   Survivors include his loving wife of almost 32 years Joyce (Terry) Boggs; his mother, Madge (Brummitt) Boggs-Pound, VA; daughters Jennifer Strange and husband Chris-Pound, VA and Megan Nicely and husband Garth-Wise, VA; his sons, Travis Crabtree and wife Tracie-Richlands, VA and Jamie Hyden-Norton, VA; grandchildren Josh Strange, Lindsey Strange, Haven Crabtree, Hailyn Crabtree, Anistyn Crabtree, Mallory Mullis and Stetson Shelcy Nicely; his great-grandson Lucas 

Strange; his sister Martha Jett and husband Jack-Pound, VA; a brother, Kent Boggs-Pound, VA; several nieces, nephews and cousins; his best 

friend Randy “Harlow” Shortt; and a host of friends and loved ones. 

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Thursday June 13, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Chris Strange and Reverend Randy Carter officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

   Elder Stacy Potter will conduct graveside committal services at 11:00 am 

Friday June 14, 2019 at the Addington Cemetery on Scott Roberson Hollow 

Road-Wise, VA where Jamie Hyden, Travis Crabtree, Anthony Sturgill, 

Garth Nicely, Chris Strange, Kent Boggs, Randy Shortt, Josh Strange, 

Brad Jett, Jack Jett, Brady Sturgill and Cole Sturgill will serve as pallbearers. 

Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker 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 Steven Shelcy Boggs.


MURIEL MOORE

STEVEN SHELCY BOGGS

WILMA HOUNSHELL

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POUND, VA – Mrs. Muriel Moore, 91, entered peacefully into her eternal reward Thursday June 6, 2019 from her residence. She was surrounded by her loving children. 

   Muriel was a Christian of the Freewill Baptist faith. She attended Peuther Chapel Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, 

great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister and friend. She devoted her life to caring for others. Muriel took pride in the way she 

raised her family.  She raised two sets of twins, Terry and Sherry and Michael and Dianna. She enjoyed cooking, cleaning and all the other 

chores required of a homemaker. She especially enjoyed quilting and sewing and was an avid reader.

   Muriel was preceded in death by her husband Watson Moore; her parents, McKinley and Maudie (Swindell) Fleming; a sister, Carol Crook; and seven brothers, James Fleming, J C Fleming, Alphus 

Fleming, Roger Fleming, Hershell Fleming, Virgil Fleming and Meridth (Jim) Fleming.

   Survivors include her daughters, Terry Tonkin and husband Richard- Mt. Dora . FL, Sherry Roberson and husband Jimmy-Williamsburg,

VA and DiannaSmith and husband Talmadge-Pound, VA ; her son, Michael Moore-Pound, VA; grandchildren Stephen Roberson (Emily),  

Jason Moore, Amy Powers (Doug), Luzviminda Malibiran, Rosalinda Erb and Ryan Erb; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; her quilting family at Hamilton Chapel Church;  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 June 9,2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Joe Glenn Sluss officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

   Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Monday June 9, 2019 at the Collins-Fleming Cemetery on Kiser Mountain Road- Pound, VA where family members and friends will serve as pall-bearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker 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 Muriel Moore.


WILMA HOUNSHELL

STEVEN SHELCY BOGGS

WILMA HOUNSHELL

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   POUND, VA – Miss Wilma Ann Hounshell, 82, passed away June 4, 2019 from the Nova Health and Rehabilitation Center in Weber City, VA. Her loving niece was by her side.

   Miss Hounshell was a graduate Christopher Gist High School in Pound, VA. She also was a graduate of Radford University, having earned both her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree. Wilma was a beloved librarian, teacher and vice principal at J W Adams Combined School during her 40+ years of service. She dedicated her life to helping others. Wilma was a Christian and a longstanding member and faithful attendee of the First Presbyterian Church of Pound. She loved bowling, gardening, going to church and running around with her “kids”. She had no children of her own but helped raise many.

   Wilma was preceded in death by her father, Roy Hounshell and her mother, Bonnie (Boggs) Craft and her brother, Roger Craft.

   Survivors include her niece Elizabeth Craft Sturgill and husband Lee- Kingsport, TN, nephew Scott Craft-Pound, VA; great niece, Ellis Rose; great-nephews,  Greyson, Liam, Jaxon and Ethan; sister-in-law, Carol Craft; best friends, Vonnie Addington, Debra Strouth and Millie Bentley; many members of the Sowards family whom she considered her own; and a host of friends and loved ones.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Friday June 7, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Danny Short officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

   Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Saturday June 8, 2019 at the Hillman Cemetery –Pound, VA where Stacy Sowards, Teddy Sowards, Lee Sturgill, Greyson Chester, Austin Sowards and Jordan Johnson will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker 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 Wilma Hounshell.


JOHN CALVIN MULLINS

JOHN CALVIN MULLINS

JOHN CALVIN MULLINS

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  CLINTWOOD, VA- John Calvin Mullins, 82, passed away Monday June 3, 2019 from the Norton Community Hospital.

   John was of the Baptist faith. He was born and lived most his life in Dickenson County, VA. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was a retired UMWA coal miner . John enjoyed working puzzle books, cooking, was an 

avid wrestling fan, but mostly loved spending time with his grandchildren. 

   John is preceded in death by his parents, Arlie and Cynthia (Stanley) Mullins; sisters, Verdie Rose, Virgie Mullins and Christine Mullins; brothers, Acie Mullins, Henry Mullins, Denver Mullins, Ira Mullins and Columbus (Junior) Mullins.

   Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Martha ( Stout ) Mullins- Clintwood, VA; daughters, Vicki Lynn Polly- Norton, VA, Penny Ann Jones (Brian) – Dandridge, TN and Amy Lea Ruff (Jonathan) – Coeburn, VA; sons, Michael R. Mullins (Tabitha) – Clintwood, VA, Joey E. Mullins (Tabatha) Coeburn, VA and Mark A. Mullins (Sarah)- Clintwood, VA: 18 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchild; a brother, Jim M. Mullins- Coeburn, VA ; several nieces, nephews cousins; special friend Roy Mullins;  and a host friends and loved ones to mourn his passing.

   As per John’s wishes his body will be cremated and a Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 8:00 pm Thursday June 6, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until time of services. 

   Baker Funeral Home- Pound, VA is serving the family of John Calvin Mullins.


HASSELL LEE HAMPTON

JOHN CALVIN MULLINS

JOHN CALVIN MULLINS

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     EOLIA, KY, Hassell Lee Hampton, 60, entered into eternity Sunday June 2, 2019 from the Whitesburg ARH- Whitesburg,KY.

    Hassell was of the primitive Baptist faith. He was a former coal miner with nearly 30 years of experience. He often reminisced about his time in the mines. Hassell enjoyed riding four wheelers and loved to tinker on cars and lawnmowers. He liked to watch westerns and listen to the radio. And even though he had no driver’s license, he liked to drive around. But his favorite pastime was spending time with his family and friends. 

Hassell was preceded in death by his sister, Judy Branham.

  Survivors include his parents, Tate and Inez (Brock) Hampton- Eolia. KY; his wife Marcella Hampton-Eolia, KY; his daughters, Crystal Hampton-Eolia, KY, April Martin and husband Bradley-Eolia, KY and Carol Shyann Hampton-Eolia, KY; a son, Hassell Hampton , Jr. and wife Coutney-Eolia, KY; grandchildren Alyssa

Martin, Easton Martin, Gunner Martin, Cassie martin, Peyton Lewis and Paisley Sargent; sisters, Naomi Sturgill and husband Teddy–Eolia,KY, 

Rachel Sturgill-Eolia, KY and AlmaYork-Eolia, KY; a brother, Corbin Hampton and wife Kim-Eolia, KY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; special friend, Brandon Brock; and 

a host of friends and loved ones.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Tuesday June 4, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Corbin Hampton and Elder William Adams officiating.. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

   Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Wednesday June 5, 2019 at the Hampton Cemetery-Eolia, KY where family members and 

friends will serve as pallbearers. 

   In lieu of flowers, the family asks that 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 HassellLee Hampton. 


KATHLEEN McCOY

JOHN CALVIN MULLINS

OPAL MARGARET BENTLEY

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   POUND, VA- Kathleen ( Kathy) Adams  McCoy, 64, enter into eternity Wednesday May 29, 2019 from the Norton Community Hospital-Norton, VA. after extended  illness. Her family was at her bedside.

   Kathy was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving wife, mother ,grand-mother and sister. She was a former cook, cashier and restaurant employee. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, fishing and horseback riding. Kathy love for her family was unconditional, she adored and cherish them all.

   Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Adams and Virginia Ruth (Mullins) Kavakesky;  and her grandmother, Gracie Adams.

   Survivors include her husband of 48 years Lesrter McCoy- Pound, VA; sons, Lester (Junior) McCoy and wife Wendy - Pound , VA and Jamie McCoy – Pound, VA; grandchildren, Garrett McCoy and wife Susan- Clintwood, VA and, Lindsey Graham and husband Billy-Wise,VA; great grandchildren, Gunner, Jayden. Lucy, Braylen and Parker; sisters, Carolyn Mullins and husband Danny- Pound, VA and Jonette Gardner- Pound, VA; brothers, Steven Adams - California and Timmy Paul Adams and wife Parzetta- 

Coeburn, VA; several nieces, nephews and cousin and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn her passing and cherish her memory. Special thanks to the staff of Norton Community ER

and ICU staff. Your kindness was so appreciated.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Friday May 31, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy Carter officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

   Grave side services will be conducted at 11:00 am Saturday June 1, 2019 in the McCoy Family Cemetery- Pound,VA ( Bold Camp-Cumbo Hill section). where family member 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 Kathleen McCoy

OPAL MARGARET BENTLEY

JAMES DENNIS (J D) SOWARDS

OPAL MARGARET BENTLEY

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   NEON, KY- Opal Margaret Bentley, 85, passed away Tuesday May 28, 2019 from her home. Her loving sister was by her side.

   Opal was a retired school teacher of 25 plus years from Hemphill Grade School. She loved teaching and her students. Opal also enjoyed working in her flower garden, spending time with her family, especially her sister and best friend Susie. They had a special bond and love that was unique and precious. 

   Opal is preceded in death by her parents, Morgan and Isabell (Fleming) Bentley; brothers, Paul Bentley, Hayes Bentley, Clarence Bentley, Bill Bentley, Lloyd Bentley and Carlos Bentley; a sister, Maywood Bentley.      

   Survivors include her sister, Susie Bentley- Neon, KY; several nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn her passing and cherish her memory.

   Funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 am Saturday June 1, 2019 at the Neon Church of Christ- Neon, KY with Preacher Johnny King officiating. Burial will follow in the Haven of Rest Cemetery-Mayking, KY where family

members will serve as pallbearers.

   The family will receive friends starting 12 noon Friday May  31, 2019 at the church with a 7:00pm song service.

   Baker Funeral Home- Pound, VA is serving the family of Opal Bentley.


RHONDA JO JOHNSON

JAMES DENNIS (J D) SOWARDS

JAMES DENNIS (J D) SOWARDS

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     POUND, VA – Rhonda Jo Johnson, 66, entered peacefully into eternity Monday May 20, 2019 from her residence after a courageous battle with cancer. Her loving mother was by her side.

    Rhonda was a Christian of the Baptist faith. She was a loving daughter, sister and aunt. Rhonda was such a kind hearted person, she loved nature and animals especially horses. She loved flowers of all kinds and collected Barbie Dolls. Rhonda wrote numerous poems and had a gift to for seeing the future. But her greatest joy was the time she spent with her family, especially her mother. Rhonda Jo was preceded in death by her father Billy Joe Johnson.

    Survivors include her mother Naomi Eloise (Kiser) Johnsonof the home; her brother Tim Johnson and wife Susan-Pound, VA;a nephew, Chris Johnson and wife Sandy-Pound, VA; a niece, Tara Kerns and husband Tommy-Pound, VA; great-nephew Levi Johnson; great nieces, Lori Johnson and Ashley Kerns; great-greatnephews Zayden Johnson and Trenton Johnson; and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn her passing and cherish her memory. 

    A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 1:00pm Thursday May 23, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Rick King officiating. The family will receive from 12 noon until time of services. 

    Burial will follow in the Bolling Cemetery in the Flat Gap section of Pound, VA where family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

    Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Rhonda Jo Johnson.

JAMES DENNIS (J D) SOWARDS

JAMES DENNIS (J D) SOWARDS

JAMES DENNIS (J D) SOWARDS

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  POUND, VA- James Dennis Sowards, 71, went home to be with the Lord Friday May 17, 2019 from the Norton Community Hospital 

after an extended illness. His family was at his bedside. 

   J D was of the Baptist faith. He was a professional home and 

commercial painter by trade. Being known as one of the best in Wise County. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Spending time with his family and friends made him happy, he always looked 

forward to the annual family reunion and cookout. 

J D was preceded in death by his parents, Bathus Lee and Elsie (Maggard) Sowards; sisters, Delorce Sowards and Marybelle Triplett; and a brother, Glen Roger Sowards.

   Survivors include his daughter, Jennifer Brown (Jason)- Hope Mill, NC; a son, Robbie Sowards (Candace)-Lexington, SC; grandchildren,

Matthew Jones, Mark Jones, Tehra Jones, Kayla Brown, Megan Sowards, Clint Sowards and Dylan Brown; great grandchildren, Niya

Jones, Matthew Jones Jr and Aubriana Jones; sisters, Janie Hackety- Winter Haven, FL, Loretta Hodges and Judy Mullins both of Pound, 

VA ; a brother, David Sowards (Mary)- Pound, VA ; several nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn his passing and cherish his memory.

   Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Wednesday May 22, 2019 at the Sowards Family Cemetery (Big Branch)-Pound, VA with Reverend Randy Carter officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker FuneralHome by 10:00 am to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery.

   The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm on Tuesday May 21, at Baker Funeral Home.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of James Dennis (JD) Sowards.

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JAMES CARTER

EULA MAE STURGILL

RODNEY CANTRELL

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      WISE, VA – James Carter 73, entered into eternity Thursday May 16, 2019 from the Holston Valley Medical Center. 

James was of the Baptist faith. He was a former surface miner. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He cherished the time he spent with his family.

    James was preceded in death by his wife Ruby (Carnes) Carter; his parents Oscar Carter and Verta (Adkins) Carter; and brother Larry Carter. 

    Survivors include his son Byron Carter and wife Shanda- Wise, VA, his daughters, Carol Mullins and husband Mark- Pound, VA ; grandchildren Whitnee Williams (Leonard), Jessie Singleton and Lacey Smith (granddaughters and special friends) Madison Mullins, Grayson Mullins, Teshauna Amburgy, and Bryona Carter; great-Grandchildren Hunter Amburgy, Hayden Amburgy, and Christian and Ava Isaac; a brother, Phillip Carter-Jonesville, VA; a special friend Lonnie Lucas; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of friends and loved ones.

    As per James wishes his body was cremated after donating several organs and tissue to people in need.

    Baker Funeral Home- Pound, VA is serving the family of James Carter.

RODNEY CANTRELL

EULA MAE STURGILL

RODNEY CANTRELL

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   POUND, VA – Rodney Cantrell, 77, entered into eternity Thursday May 16, 2019 from the Mountain View Regional Medical Center. His loving family was at his bedside.

    Rodney was of the Baptist faith. He was a former surface miner and retired as an equipment operator for Wise County. Rodney was an avid high school and little league sports fan. He was a regular at all kinds of sporting events and enjoyed playing scratch lottery tickets as well. Rodney loved to discuss politics. He also enjoyed talking about the Lord. He had a cheerful personality and never met a stranger.

Rodney was preceded in death by his parents, Buddy Cub and Helen (Taylor) Cantrell; and infant son, James Keith Cantrell; And sister –in-law, Jeanette Cantrell.

    Survivors include his loving wife Gail (Balthis) Cantrell; his daughters, Nicole Sexton and husband Mark-Pound, VA andRhonda Kilgore- Norton, VA; grandchildren Jason Kilgore, Derek Kilgore, Ethan Gentry and Katlyn Gentry; step grandson, Charlie Scales; great-grand-daughter, Jaylen Kilgore; step-daughter, Becky Davenport and husband Scotty-Shelby, N C; Brothers Rocky Cantrell and wife Anita, David Cantrell and Max Cantrell and wife Pam, all of Pound, VA; special friends Carlyle Taylor and Gary Taylor; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends and loved ones.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Saturday May 18, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Danny Baker officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services. 

   Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Sunday  May 19, 2019 at the Dotson Family Cemetery-Pound, VA where family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker Funeral Home by 1:00 pm to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of RodneyCantrell.

EULA MAE STURGILL

EULA MAE STURGILL

EULA MAE STURGILL

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   GATE CITY, VA- Eula Mae Sturgill, 71, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday May 14, 2019 from the Johnson City Medical Center.  She was surrounded by her loving family.

   Eula was a Christian and a member of the Copper Creek Primitive Baptist Church. She loved to sing at church and most recently sang at Easter sunrise service. Eula loved to sew, cook and spoil her grand-children. She also enjoyed mystery shows and puzzle books. 

  Eula was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years Dan Sturgill; her parents, Lloyd and Ella (Boggs) Church; 3 brothers, 

Ray, Carl and James Church; and cousins Palmer and Claude Sturgill.  

  Survivors include her daughter, Melissa Dryden and husband Nick- Pound, VA; her son, Danny Ray Sturgill and wife Missy-Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Mikey Dryden, Zack Dryden, Hannah Dryden and Taylor 

Aaron Sturgill (aka TAS );great-grandson Jace Dryden and two more bundles of joy on the way; a sister Betty Sue Hyde-Brandon, MS; a brother Oscar Church and wife Annette-Blufton, SC; special friends, Josh Bailey and Asher Meadows; several nieces and nephews; her church family; and a host of friends. 

  Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Thursday May 16, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Harmon Willis officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00pm until time of services.

  Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Friday May 17, 2019 at the Mt. Zion Cemetery-Pound, VA where family members 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 Eula Mae Sturgill.

BILL CANTRELL

HOMER DARRELL FLEMING

EULA MAE STURGILL

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   POUND, VA- Bill Cantrell, 90, entered into eternal rest Monday May 13, 2019 from his residence. He was surrounded by his loving family.

   Bill was a born again Christian and a 70 year member of the Lone Pine Chapel Church- Pound, VA where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School teacher, clerk and a Board of Trustees member. Bill was also a  Kentucky Colonel He was 60 year member of the Pound Masonic Lodge #59 AF&AM where he was a 2 time past Master of the Lodge 

and past Deputy District Grand Master for the 48th Masonic District of Virginia. And although there was no formal title, Bill held the lodge 

together. He attended meetings and practices regularly and oftentimes made necessary repairs to the facility.  Bill was retired heavy equipment 

operator and a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was a loving, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great- grandfather and friend. He was quick witted and had a great sense of humor. He will be greatly missed.  

   Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife, Nina Jane (Countiss) Cantrell; his parents, Ermine “Stub” and Ota (Bentley) Cantrell; brothers, Ermine Jackson Cantrell Jr. and Denny Cantrell.

   Survivors include his daughters, Carla Harless Marshall and husband Elbert- Pound, VA. Jenny Mullins- Norton, VA and Cindy Cantrell- San Francisco, CA; a son, Jeff Cantrell - College Station, TX; grand-children, Jay Harless  (Kim), Kit Marshall (Melanie), John Marshall (Katie), TravisCantrell (Marcey), William Holt (Megan), Alex Holt, Becky Mullins and Bill Mullins (Norma); great -grandchildren, Ben Harless (Emily), Emily Hobbs (Hadley), Rachael Mullins, Samantha Mullins, Sarah Mullins, Jadon Marshall, Chase Cantrell, Colton Cantrell, Connor Cantrell, Hazley Marshall, Oaklyn Marshall and Anthony Wright; great-great- grandchildren, Sadie Sergeant ,Declan Harless and ShaneWright; a sister, Joann Moore and husband Steve–Richmond, VA; several nieces and nephews, his church family, his Masonic brothers

and a host of friends. 

   Masonic services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Friday May 18, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel. Celebration of Life services will follow with Pastor Bill Mullins officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00pm until time of services.

Private graveside services will be held Saturday May 18, 2019 at the Euen Countiss Cemetery-Pound, VA where grandsons and  great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Bill Cantrell.

   WHAT IS TO BE WILL BE, EVEN IF HAS TO HAPPEN ADDER DARK

LARRY EUGENE MULLINS

HOMER DARRELL FLEMING

HOMER DARRELL FLEMING

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   WISE, VA- Larry Eugene Mullins, 59, passed away

Sunday May 12, 2019 from his residence. 

Gene was of the Baptist faith . He was mechanic for many years, loving to spend hours working on Hot Rod cars, he was a Mopar Man. Gene also enjoyed camping, fishing, reading (mostly mysteries) and spending as much 

time as he could with his grandson. Gene also had two cats that were very special to him, Frosty and Clifford, both gave him such joy to care for.

    Gene was preceded in death by his farther, Claude Emerson Mullins and a brother- in law, Robert Craig Moore.

    Survivors include his mother, Alice Mae (Osborne) Mullins- Wise, VA; a son, Brice Mullins- Wise, VA; a grandson, Derek Bradley Mullins- Wise, VA; a sister, Louise Mullins-Wise, VA; brothers, Emerson Mullins and wife Phyllis- Wise, VA and Reverend Carl Wayne Mullins and wife Norma Jean- Wise, VA ; special friend, Kyle Steffey; several nieces, nephews and cousins and a

host of friends and loved ones to mourn his passing and cherish his memory.

    Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon 

Wednesday May 15, 2019 at the Beverly Cemetery- Wise, VA. with Reverend Carl Wayne Mullins officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:30 till 11:30 at Baker Funeral Home then proceed in procession to the cemetery.

    Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of 

Larry Eugene Mullins.

HOMER DARRELL FLEMING

HOMER DARRELL FLEMING

HOMER DARRELL FLEMING

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  CLINTWOOD, VA – Darrell Fleming, 73, entered into eternity Thursday May 2, 2019 from his residence after a long and courageous battle with COPD. He was surrounded by his loving family.

   Darrell was of the Freewill Baptist faith and a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He loved fishing, enjoyed hunting and was a nature lover in general. He liked working in his garden, yardwork and watching westerns. But his greatest joy was the time he spent with his grandkids.

   Darrell was a retired coal miner from Clinchfield/Pittston Coal and a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He enjoyed working until he was disabled and no longer capable of performing his job.

   Darrell was preceded in death by his parents, Seldon and Elsie (Hill) 

Fleming; sisters Phyllis Bobbit, Annette Damron and Charlotte Jane Fleming; and brothers, Doyle, Jason, Shirley and Jimmy Fleming.

   Survivors include his loving wife of nearly 56 years, Nancy (Smith) Fleming; daughters, Wanda Fleming Salyer (David) Clintwood, VA, Sherry 

Lea Fletcher-St. Paul, VA and Sheila Fleming Davis (Steve) Haysi, VA; his son Everette Keith Fleming (Sherry)-Dublin, VA; grandchildren Jade McKnight 

(William), Kaitlyn Davis, Matthew Large (Kasey), Darrell Evan Fleming (Allie), Logan Fletcher (Emily Bise), Daniel Baker, Joshua Large and Dylan Counts; great-grandchildren Conner McKnight and Camden McKnight; brothers, Johnny Fleming-northern Virginia. Kyle Fleming-Clarksburg, MD and Delmous Bobbit-Johnson City, TN; special family members, Ervin Large and Ronnie Fletcher; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends and loved ones.

   A celebration of life service will be conducted at 1:00 pm Saturday May 11, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel. 

   In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the St Judes Children Research Hospital, 501 St Jude PL Memphis, TN 38105-9959

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Homer Darrell Fleming.




VERNADE LONDON BAKER

CAROL MARLENE ANDERSON

CAROL MARLENE ANDERSON

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    POUND, VA- Vernade London Baker, 84, entered 

into eternity Sunday April 28, 2019 from the Holston Valley Medical Center.

   Vernade was Baptist faith. She enjoyed working in 

the garden and canning what she had grown, watching TV (Family Feud being one of her favorites) and reading when she could. But what she loved most was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

   Vernade was preceded in death by her husband, Arvil   Baker and her parents, Willie and Fannie (Sizemore) Bush and several brothers and sisters. 

   Survivors include her daughter, Piney Baker- Pound, VA; sons, Larry Baker and wife Marlene- Pound, VA, Dean Baker and wife Eva- Wise, VA and Robert Baker; grand children, Jessee Baker, Alan Baker, Randy Baker, Tiffany Baker, Nicole Baker, Bo Baker and R.J. Baker; several brothers and sisters; several nieces, nephews and cousin and a host of friend and loved ones to mourn her passing and cherish her memory.

   A Celebration of Life service will be held at Stevens Church of God-Wise, VA beginning at 6:00pm Tuesday April 30, 2019 with Pastor Cliff Bowman officiating .

   Baker Funeral Home is serving the family of Vernade London Baker.


CAROL MARLENE ANDERSON

CAROL MARLENE ANDERSON

CAROL MARLENE ANDERSON

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   POUND, VA – Carol Marlene Anderson, 76, went to meet her Lord and Savior Saturday April 20, 2019 from the Norton Community Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Her loving family surrounded her bedside.

    Marlene was Christian and a member of Calvary Baptist Church- Pound,VA. She was a former veterinary technician and also a member of The Red Hat Society. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She had a kind heart and a giving spirit. Marlene had a beautiful smile that could brighten your day and lift your spirit. She had a pleasant personality and quickly made friends with everyone she met. Marlene enjoyed working in her yard , listening to bluegrass, gospel and country music. She managed “Pickin in the Pound “for several years and donated many hours toward helping the Pound Food Bank. She enjoyed spending time at the lake, fishing,

traveling, reading and cooking.  

    Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, John Harold and Ethel (Polly)Riddle.

    Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Charles Anderson; her daughters, Nancy Sowards and husband Teddy-Pound, VA and Deidra Bolling-Wise, VA; her son Steve Bolling and wife Lisa-Pound, VA; grandchildren, Courtney Sowards-Pound, VA, Melanie Baker and husband Brian-Duffield, VA and 

Tessa Mullins and husband Jonathan-Pound, VA; great-grandchildren, Matthew baker, Chloe Mullins, Bryhlei Mullins and Acesen Mullins; her sisters, Lana Doran and husband Leland-Kingsport, TN, Sheila McDougal and husband Bob-Lakeland , FL and Lynn Boggs and husband Greg-Cumming,

GA; several nieces, nephews and cousins, special friends Mary Shockey and Jackie Balthis; 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 Tuesday April 23, 2019 at the Calvary Baptist Church on South Fork Road-Pound, VA with Pastor 

Ron Leach and Reverend Jack Mullins officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

    Committal services will be conducted at 11:00 am Wednesday April 24, 2019 at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel in Big 

Stone Gap, VA. Family and friends are asked to meet at Calvary Baptist Church by 9:30 am to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Pound Rescue Squad at P O Box 711 Pound, VA 24279 or the Calvary Baptist 

Church Building Fund at P O Box 478 Pound, VA 24279.

    Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Carol Marlene Anderson.

GEORGE MULLINS, JR

CAROL MARLENE ANDERSON

GEORGE MULLINS, JR

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   POUND, VA – George Mullins, Jr., passed away at his home on Monday April 15, 2019just six days after his 86th birthdayafter a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family.

    George was of the Freewill Baptist faith. He was a loving and devoted husband and father. George loved working on his farm with his tractor, watching NASCAR racing and sitting on his swing waving at his neighbors passing by. After he and Miss Emily were married, he started working in various pony mines to support his family. He worked at Westmorland Coal Company until he quit to venture out on his own, starting Green 

Valley Coal Sales and Holly Coal Corp. where he became a trusted and determined coal broker. George was well known throughout southeast Kentucky and southwest Virginia’s coal

mines as a man whose word was true and made many deals only on his handshake. And if you were ever lucky enough to shake his hand, you would have known that he was a strong individual by his grip. 

    George was preceded in death by parents, George Mullins and Eliza (Belcher) Mullins; his children Kitty Wyatt and Ed “ Hawk” Holcomb; his sisters, Katherine Roberts and Peggy

Mullins; infant sisters, Wanda Kay Mullins and Clara Belle Mullins; and his brothers, Kenneth Mullins and Donnie Bruce Mullins; brother- in-law Ulis Sturgill; and sisters-in-law, Eloise Jessee, Charlene Balyeat and  Shirley Mullins.

   Survivors include his loving wife of over 64 years, Emily (Hampton) Mullins, who spent those years devoted to and caring for her husband; his daughter-in-law, Linda Holcomb-Pound, VA; his son-in-law Randy Wyatt-Pound, VA; 

grandchildren, Stephanie Wyatt-Manassas, VA and Josh Wyatt and wife Erin–Wise, VA; great- grandchildren, Maxx Avery(Tater Bug) and Miss Marley; a sister, Ramona Sturgill- 

Pound, VA; brothers Wayne Mullins-Pound, VA, Teddy Mullins-Eolia, KY, Bobby Mullins-Eolia, KY, Lonnie Mullins and wife Patsy-Rutledge, TN and Roy Mullins and wife Carlene-Eolia. KY; brother- in law, Cliff Balyeat; two special

nieces who affectionately called him JerDad, Robin Cantrell and husband Jeff-Pound, VA and Tonya Hutchison and husband Jessee and girls, Danielle, Karrot and Addy- Pound, VA, several nieces, nephews and cousins; many friends and

family members. Truck drivers, tipple workers and anyone in the coal business knew his name. He was a friend to all and will be missed by those who knew him.

    Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00pm Wednesday April 17, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy Carter officiating. The family will receive 

friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

    Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00am Thursday April 18, 2019 at the Bolling Cemetery (Flat Gap section) Pound, VA. where Randy Wyatt, Jeff Cantrell, Jesse Hutchison, Teddy Mullins, James Roberts and Glenn Sturgill 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 George Mullins Jr.


SULAH ANN COX

CATHY LYNN STURGILL

GEORGE MULLINS, JR

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    JENKINS, KY – Sulah Ann Cox, 64, entered into her eternal reward Thursday April 4, 2019 from the Pikeville Medical Center.Her loving family was at her bedside. 

   Sue was a Christian of the Freewill Baptist faith. She was a loving sister, aunt and friend. Sue worked for 44 years for the Jenkins School System and retired as the cafeteria manager at 

Burdine Elementary School. She also worked 20 years at the Golden Years Rest Home in Jenkins, KY. Sue enjoyed playing Bingo and computer games. She loved using Facebook to keep in contact with her friends and family. 

   Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Milburn and Ruby (Tucker) Cox; and a brother, Eric Cox.

   Survivors include her sister Evyonne Hall and husband Doug- Jenkins, KY; and her brothers, Randall Cox–Jenkins, KY and Rick 

Richardson-Jenkins, KY; nephews William Earl Cox-Covington, KY and Randy Alan Cox and wife Alexis-Covington, KY; great niece, 

Evelyn Ruby Lee Cox; great nephew, Coby Randy Alan Cox; aunt, Ada Baker-Wise, VA; several cousins; special friend, Debbie Miller-

Jenkins, KY; and a host of friends and loved ones.

    Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm Sunday April 7, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jeff Sloan officiating.

Burial will follow in the Cox Cemetery-Pound, VA where family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

   The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm Saturday April 6, 2019 at Baker Funeral Home.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Sulah Ann Cox.


TRACIE LEE McCLAIN

CATHY LYNN STURGILL

CATHY LYNN STURGILL

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   Wise, VA.- Tracie Lee McClain, 38, passed away 

Wednesday April 3, 2019 at her home in Wise, VA. 

Tracie was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving 

daughter, mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed the outdoors, swimming and going camping. Tracie loved her dogs, Scruffy, Little Bit and Killer. But her greatest joy was the time she had with her daughters and her precious little granddaughter that she was so very proud of.

    Tracie was preceded in death by an infant brother Timothy Dwayne Mullins.

    Survivors include her daughter, Hailey McClain and boyfriend- Michael Applewhite- Wise, VA and Kayla Church- Wise, VA; a granddaughter, Serenity Lee Applewhite- Wise, VA; her parents, Tracy and Edna (Dollarhyde) Church- Wise, VA; paternal grandmother, Gladys Hubbard- Pound, VA; maternal grandfather, Danny Dollarhyde- KY; special companion, Gary Duncan- Wise, VA; 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 1:00 pm Saturday April 6, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Robert Addington officiating. The family will Receive friends from 11:00am until time of services. Burial 

will follow at the Hubbard Family Cemetery- (Apple Tree Road) Wise, VA where family and friends will serve as pallbearers. 

    Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Tracie Lee McClain.

CATHY LYNN STURGILL

CATHY LYNN STURGILL

CATHY LYNN STURGILL

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     POUND, VA – Cathy Lynn Sturgill, 59, entered into her eternal reward Monday April 1, 2019 from the Mountain View Regional 

Medical Center. Her loving family was at her side.

    Cathy was a Christian and a born again child of God. She attended Hubbard Chapel Church–Pound, VA. Cathy was a loving wife, mother, 

grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, reading, going to church and church activities. 

She really enjoyed playing with her grandbaby. Cathy was a food service supervisor at Wallens Ridge State Prison and loved her job.

    Cathy was preceded in death by her father, Woodrow Wilson Boggs; a son, Gregory Allen Sturgill, and a nephew, Nicholas Boggs.

   Survivors include her loving husband of nearly 41 years, Wix Allen Sturgill-Pound, VA; her daughter Michele McCarthy and 

husband Gary-Pound, VA; her son, Jason Sturgill-Pound, VA; her granddaughter, Katie Beth McCarthy; her mother, Viola (Bevins) Boggs-

Pound, VA; sisters, Melva Adkins and husband Anthony-Pikeville, KY, Peggy Strouth and husband Mike, Mildred Rutherford and husband 

Gary and Glenda Stallard and husband Steve all of Pound, VA; brothers, Ronald Boggs and wife Melita-Wise, VA, Rodney Boggs

and wife Barb-Pound, VA. Jeff Boggs and wife Donna-Coeburn, VA and Darrell Boggs and wife Heidi-Marion, IL; numerous nieces, 

nephews and cousins; her fellow employees at Wallens Ridge State Prison, her church family; and a host of friends and loved ones.

    Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Thursday April 4, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Billy Hibbitts 

and Reverend Alan Graham officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

    Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Friday April 5, 2019 at the Hubbard and Stapleton Cemetery on Bean Gap Road- Pound, VA where Gary McCarthy, Chris Mullins, Tommy Sturgill, Spencer Boggs, Keith Gizza, Conner Gizza and Luke Haus will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker 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 Cathy Lynn Sturgill.


PATRICIA SEXTON

PAIGE ADAMS COUNTS

PAIGE ADAMS COUNTS

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   WISE, VA – Patricia Hamilton Sexton, 49, passed away Friday March 29, 2019 from her residence.

   Patricia was homemaker and a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and 

neighbors. She enjoyed listening to classic rock and country music, playing cards, especially poker and spades, cooking and reading 

mysteries. 

   Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmy and Judith (Justice) Haynes; her first husband, Eddie Hamilton; and her sisters, 

Tammy Mullins and Tina Haynes.

   Survivors include her husband, Roscoe Sexton-Wise, VA; daughters Ashley Layne-Castlewood, VA and Candice McAnnich-Jonesboro, TN;

sisters, Peggy Rose-Big Stone Gap, VA and  Donna Farmer-Cedar Bluff, TN; grandbabies, Cozetta Fogarty, Kirstyn Fogarty, William Fogarty,

Hunter Witt, Jayden Harper, Jace Harper, Robert McCoy Sexton, Skylar Gage Sexton and Madison Nicole Sexton; nieces and nephews, Leighann 

Rumberger Jason Mullins, J D Bevel, Rusty Haynes, Jacob Besseck and Jimmy Besseck ; other nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles; and a host of friends and loved ones.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Tuesday April, 2, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Mitch Elliott officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until time of services.

   Graveside committal services will be conducted at 11:00 am Wednesday April 3, 2019 in the Laurel Grove Cemetery in the Ramsey section of Norton where Jacob Besseck, Rusty Haynes, Jason Mullins, Matthew 

Hamilton, J D Bevel and Roscoe Sexton, Jr  will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker Funeral Home by 10:00am to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Patricia Sexton.

PAIGE ADAMS COUNTS

PAIGE ADAMS COUNTS

PAIGE ADAMS COUNTS

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     EOLIA, KY- Paige LeAnna Adams Counts, 31, enter into eternity Sunday March 24, 2019 at her residence.  She was surrounded by her loving family.

    Paige was a fun loving, happy person, always smiling and full of life. “It is what it is” was her attitude about her condition, never complaining to anyone though it all. Paige was a Christian of the Baptist faith, she loved God, her family and friends. She was a 2006 graduate of Pound High School and a 2010 graduate of Alice Lloyd College. She was a math teacher for 9 years at Cowan Elementary School where she also coached volleyball .She loved her students and players as if they were her own children. Paige was part of “Big Blue Nation” and loved watching her Kentucky Wildcats on TV.

    Paige was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Bobby Adams; her maternal grandparents, Denver and Lola (Hubbard) Sturgill.

   Survivors include her parents, Teddy and Norma (Sturgill) Adams-Eolia, KY; her sister, Cortney Adams Hampton and husband Hassell Jr.- Eolia, KY; her grandmother Ruby Adams- Eolia KY; several aunts, uncles and cousins; her students and co-workers at Cowan Elementary ; her special four legged friend, Lacie;  and a host of friends and loved ones.

    Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Tuesday March 26, 

2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jimmy 

Hubbard officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm 

until time of services.

    Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Wednesday 

March 27, 2019 at the Adams Cemetery on Roberts Branch- Eolia, KY

where family members will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker 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 Paige LeAnna Adams Counts.

CARROLL LEE COX

PAIGE ADAMS COUNTS

BENJAMIN WADE WOLFORD

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    POUND, VA- Carrol Lee Cox of the Indian Creek section of Pound, VA went to be with the Lord on March 23, 2019 from Norton Community Hospital at the age of 91 years. He was 

surrounded by his family.

    Carroll was preceded in death by his parents, Ottis Lee Cox and Susie Riner Cox; son, Benny Floyd Cox; granddaughters,Bennye Helen Cox and September Cox; brother, Dannie Kedric

Cox and great-grand daughter, Ember Mullins.

    Those left to cherish his memory are, his wife, Helen Short Cox; daughters, Kathy Cox Mullins and husband Billy and Leah Cox Bullion and husband Butch; son, Johnny Cox and wife Lisa; daughter-in-law, Alice Cox; grandchildren, Seth and Eli Cox, Samuel Cox, Forrest Mullins, Jesse Mullins, Andy Bullion and 

Justin Bullion; great grandchildren, Chase Bullion, Brooke Bullion, Noah Mullins, Cainan Mullins, Jonah Mullins, Brycen Mullins and Aiden Mullins; sister Colleen Cox Meade and husband Wallace. Many nieces, nephews and cousins.

    Carroll often said, “I am alright , I will be going to a better place.” During his brief stay at the nursing home he was heard saying, “Hurry Jesus” and “I love every body.” He workedmany years in underground and surface mines and farmed. 

Carroll was a very talented person. He could hand weave beautiful baskets, make furniture and do carpenter work. When Carroll was 

a little boy at avery young age, he stood with his mother at Indian Creek’s first church and helped her sing “Will the circle be unbroken”.

Asyears passed his favorite song was “Amazing Grace”

    Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Wednesday March 27, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy

Carter officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 Noon until time of services. 

    Carroll will be laid to rest in the Riner-Cox-Browning Cemetery on Indian Creek where Andy Bullion, Justin Bullion, Samuel Cox, Jesse Mullins, Forrest Mullins, Seth Cox and Eli Cox will serve as 

pallbearers.

    Baker funeral home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Carroll Lee Cox. 

BENJAMIN WADE WOLFORD

CHARLOTTE FAYE MULLINS

BENJAMIN WADE WOLFORD

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   MARION, VA – Benjamin Wade Wolford, 62, passed away Friday March 22, 2019 from his residence. 

   Ben was of the Baptist faith. He was a former heavy equipment operator and blaster helper. Ben was a loving son, brother and uncle.

He enjoyed watching television, especially Walker Texas Ranger,Andy Griffith, westerns and wresting. Ben also enjoyed country 

and gospel music and singing karaoke. 

   Ben was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Glessie (Cantrell) Wolford.

   Survivors include his sister Ella Mae Wolford-Adkins, VA;his brothers, Teddy Wolford and wife JoAnn-Troutville, VA and Kenneth Wolford and wife TheresaGail-Bumpass, VA; a niece,Courtney Tise, nephews, Kenneth and Cory Wolford; and a host of friends and loved ones. 

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7: 00 pm Sunday, March 24, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy 

Carter officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm  until time of services.

   Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon Monday March 25, 2019 at the Eli Mullins Cemetery on Sock Hollow Road-Pound, VA where family members and friends will serve 

as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker 

   Funeral Home by 11:00 am to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Benjamin Wade Wolford.

CHARLOTTE FAYE MULLINS

CHARLOTTE FAYE MULLINS

CHARLOTTE FAYE MULLINS

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    POUND, VA - Charlotte Faye Mullins, 54, passed away peacefully in her sleep Thursday March 14, 2019.

    Charlotte was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving mother, sister, daughter and friend. Charlotte was a twin to her sister Cheryl and was 

also the mother of twin boys Mark and Thomas Mullins. Charlotte enjoyed playing computer and video games, coloring on her tablet 

and playing cooking games. She liked to travel, especially to see her son Thomas.

    Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents. Franklin K. and Lura (Perrigan) Mullins, and her son Mark Lemar Mullins.

    Survivors include her son Thomas K. Mullins-Leesburg, FL her twin sister, Cheryl Johnson and companion Carl Knopp-Pound, VA; 

her brother, Robbie Mullins and wife Yvonne-Leesburg, FL.; nieces, Leann Gunther-Ashburn, VA, Laura Johnson-Baltimore, MD and

Sheena Woolever-Leesburg. FL; nephews, Gabriel Mullins-Ashburn, VA, Joey Mullins-Pound, VA, John Johnson-Pound, VA, Keith Johnson-Leesburg, FL Wesley Woolever-Leesburg, VA and MatthewWoolever- Weeki Wachee, FL; several cousins and other family 

members; and a host of friends and loved ones.  

    Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Sunday March 17, 2019  in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy Carter 

officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of 

services.

    Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00am Monday March 18, 2019 at the Levi Cantrell Cemetery- Pound, VA where family members will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker

    Funeral Home by 10:00am to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Charlotte Faye Mullins.

EDITH MAE McCOY

CHARLOTTE FAYE MULLINS

CHARLOTTE FAYE MULLINS

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    WISE, VA – Edith Mae McCoy, 83, peacefully passed into eternity Tuesday March 5, 2019 from Heritage Hall –Big Stone Gap after an extended illness.

    Edith was of the Old Regular Baptist faith. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister aunt and friend.She worked as a cook in the cafeteria at St. Mary’s Hospital in Norton. Edith enjoyed reading, singing and listening to gospel music, but her greatest joy was the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

    Edith was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Geneva 

(Collins) Osborne; a son, Randall Marcus Baker; three sisters, Georgia Sturgill, Mary Green and Beulah Greear; six brothers, Frank, Jessee, Paul, Marvin, Charles and Adam Osborne; and her son-in-law Roger Collins. 

    Survivors include her daughters, Linda (Cookie) Shortt and husband Ray-Pound, VA and Teresa Collins-Coeburn, VA ;grandchildren, Dustin Shortt- Atlanta, GA, Brandon Shortt(Danielle)-Pound, VA and Damien Collins (Katy)-Coeburn, VA; great-grandchildren, Conner Shortt and Sierra Shortt; several nieces, nephews and cousin and a host of friends and loved ones.

    The family would like to give a sincere thank you to the staff at Heritage Hall-Big Stone Gap, VA

    Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Thursday March 7, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend RandyCarter officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services. 

    Graveside committal services will be conducted at 11:00 am Friday

March 8, 2019at the Mt. Zion Cemetery-Pound, VA where family members will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker 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 Edith Mae 

McCoy.


VIRGIL L. MULLINS

DEBRA MULLINS BUTTON

DEBRA MULLINS BUTTON

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POUND, VA – Virgil LeDon Mullins, 73, entered into eternity Friday February 22, 2019 from the Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness. His family was at his bedside.

   Virgil was a Christian and a member and former deacon of Pyles Memorial Freewill Baptist Church. He was also a former member of the Family Gospelaires and the Blessed Hope gospel groups and sang often in church. Virgil was a veteran of the United States Army and an auto body repairman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and shooting guns. He was also a gun and knife collector. But Virgil’s greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

   Virgil was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Oshie (McFall) Mullins; his grandsons Franklin Ray and Ryan Len Mullins; his sisters Novella Powers, Belva Short, Joyce Stanley, Edell Mullins and Janet Mullins; and his brothers, Joe Mullins and Roddy Powers.

   Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years Brenda (Watson) Mullins; daughters, Shannon  Mullins-Appalachia, VA and Tennielle Humes (Andy) –Wise, VA; sons, Len Mullins-Pound, VA and Brandon Mullins-Pound, VA; grandchildren, Alyssa Salyers, Cameron Mullins and Andrew Humes; sisters, Trevia Stanley-Pound, VA, Evelyn Branham-Kingsport, TN, Peggy Mullins-Fredericksburg, VA, Kay Sturgill-South Carolina and Gloria Collins-Indiana;a brother, Larry Mullins-Pound, VA; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of friends and loved ones.

   As per Virgil’s wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no services.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Virgil Mullins.


DEBRA MULLINS BUTTON

DEBRA MULLINS BUTTON

DEBRA MULLINS BUTTON

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    MONROE, NC – Debra Button 58, peacefully entered into eternity Thursday February 21, 2019 from Atrium Health in Monroe, NC. 

    Debra was a carefree loving spirit. She loved to laugh and have a good time, and make everyone happy. She also tried to make sure her family had whatever they needed. Debra enjoyed fishing, watching football games and playing games on the computer. She also enjoyed family gatherings and cooking on the grill. 

    Debra was preceded in death by her father Charlie Mack Mullins.

    Survivors include her mother Rita Powers Mullins-Monroe, NC, her son Charlie Mullins-Monroe, NC; a sister Linda Gail Reeves-Monroe, NC; a brother Gary Mack Mullins-Monroe, NC, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Tuesday February 26, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Robert Owens officiating. The Family will receive friends from 12 Noon until time of services.

    Graveside committal services will follow in the Baker Cemetery on

Bean Gap Road in Pound, VA where family members will serve as pallbearers. 

    Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Debra Mullins Button.

ROSETTA BOGGS

DEBRA MULLINS BUTTON

SHIRLEY EULA TAYLOR

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   MARION, VA – Rosetta Moore Miller Boggs, 90, passed away Tuesday February 19, 2019 at the Francis Marion Manor.

   She was born in Pound, VA February 9, 1929 to the late Felix Moore and Eura Meade Moore. She was also preceded in death by her first

husband James Miller; her second husband Robert Boggs; her sister Lillie M. Gentry and her brother Olaf  Moore.

   Rosetta was a member of the Calvary Baptist church in  Marion, VA.She loved her flower gardens, music and sing-alongs, working cross-

word puzzles, and cooking.

   Survivors include her daughters, Linda Miller Logan-Pound, VA and Rhonda Miller Kelly(Tom)-Marion, VA; step-daughters Martha Durham-Church Hill, TN and Charlene Boggs-Pound, VA; stepson Robert Robert E. Boggs, Jr. (Ann)-Morristown, TN; brother-in-laws Carmen Gentry-Pound, VA, Van Buren Boggs-Pound, VA and Roger Boggs-Kingsport, TN; sister-in-law Leah Branham (Curtis)-Big Stone Gap, VA; grandchildren, Jaret Logan (Tanya) –Pound, VA, Shannon Logan (Laura)-Clintwood, VA, Jason Kelly (Rachel)-Alderson, WV, Erin Kelly-Wytheville, VA, Bethany Kelly Garrison (Eric)-Grayson Co, 

VA, Travis Durham-Church Hill, TN, Tara Durham Turner-Church Hill, TN  and Melissa Cremins (Brandon)-Pound, VA; great-grandchildren, 

Luke Logan (Mikaela)-Wise, VA, Tanner Logan-Abingdon, VA, Jack and Owen Kelly-Alderson, WV, Gracelin Kelly-Marion, VA, Benjamin, 

Jameson and Camden Garrison-Grayson Co, VA and Reese Turner-Church Hill, TN; great-great-grandchildren Harper and Haedyn Logan-Wise, VA; several nieces and nephews.

   Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Saturday February 23, 2019 at the Crouse Cemetery in Pound, VA with reverend Carmen Gentryofficiating.

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA and Bradley Funeral Home-Marion, VA are serving the family of Rosetta Boggs.    

SHIRLEY EULA TAYLOR

SHIRLEY EULA TAYLOR

SHIRLEY EULA TAYLOR

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    POUND, VA – Mrs. Shirley Eula Taylor, 81, entered peacefully into eternity Tuesday February 19, 2019 from her residence. She was surrounded by her loving family.

    Eula was of the Christian faith and attended Pyles Memorial Freewill Baptist Church.. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grand-

mother, sister and friend. Eula owned Pound Florist for 15 years and enjoyed providing a service for her customers.. She took pride in 

caring for her family . She enjoyed bowling and loved music, especially bluegrass and gospel. Eula cherished the time she spent with her family and friends.

    Eula was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Taylor; her parents, Willie and Elgie (Bishop) Taylor; an infant sister, Inez Taylor; brothers, Paul Taylor, Claude Taylor, Howard Taylor, Elmer Taylor, Cecil Taylor and Chuck Taylor.

    Survivors include her daughters, Karen Cantrell and husband Danny-Pound, VA, Donna Cox and husband Stuart-Morristown, TN and Kathy Cantrell and husband Bryan-Pound, VA; a son , Jody Taylor and wife Christy-Norton, VA; grandchildren, Calvin Cox, Carla Hendrix, Kacey 

Cantrell, Devon Cantrell and Jacey Taylor; great-grandchildren, Catie Mullins, Grayson Cox, Macy Cox and Maddie Cox and Kash Hendrix; 

sisters, Lois Meade and husband J C- Jonesborough, TN and Betty Thacker and husband Homer-Wise, VA; a brother, Harold Taylor and wife Brenda-Jonesborough, TN; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and 

a host of friends and loved ones.

    The family would like to give a special thanks to Eula’s caregivers, Tammy Ollerton, Rita Elkins and Mary Robinson, to the Davita Dyalysis 

Center in Jenkins, KY, Hospice and Palliative Care of Virginia, and her wonderful neighbors and friends.

    Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 noon Thursday February 21, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy Carter and Reverend Troy Belcher officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until time of services.

    Graveside committal services will follow in the Arvil Mullins Cemetery- Pound, VA whereStuart Cox, danny Cantrell, Bryan Cantrell, Grayson 

Cox, Devon Cantrell, Calvin Cox, Jason Taylor and Willie Allen Thacker will serve as pallbearers. 

Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Mrs. Shirley EulaTaylor.

OMIELEEN STROUTH

SHIRLEY EULA TAYLOR

OMIELEEN STROUTH

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    POUND, VA – Mrs. Omieleen Strouth, 90, peacefully entered into eternity Saturday February 16, 2019 from her residence. Her 

loving family was at her side.

   Omieleen was a Christian and attended the Indian Creek Freewill Baptist Church She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-

grandmother, aunt and friend. Omieleen was a homemaker who always took pride in taking care of her family. She was an avid 

bowler with a high score of 268, she won several awards. She also enjoyed playing Bingo and watching the gameshow network. When 

she was younger she quilted, raised a garden and enjoyed canning and preserving . Omieleen’s greatest joy was the time she spent with her grandsons.

   Omieleen was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Strouth, her parents Marshall (Foot) Mullins and Mattie Belle (Maggard) 

Mullins; son-in-law Jimmie Nelson; sisters, Hattie Mullins, Louisa Mullins, Nivory Mullins, Cassandra “Little Cassie” Mullins, Audrey 

Bentley and Lura Montgomery; and brothers, Ulyssus Mullins, Andrew Mullins, Arthy Mullins, Richard “Bee” Mullins, Doyle Mullins and Curtis Mullins. She was the last of her generation.    

   Survivors include her daughters, Gloria Nelson-Pound, VA and 

Sheila Sturgill and husband Ronald -Eolia, KY; grandchildren, Jamie R. Nelson and wife Fran-Hendersonville, NC, Tyler Nelson-Pound, VAand Logan Sturgill-Eolia, KY; great-granddaughter Abigail Nelson- Boone, NC; special niece, Phyllis Tompkins; numerous  nieces, nephews 

and cousins; and a host of friends and loved ones.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Tuesday February 19, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ron Leach officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

   Graveside committal services will be conducted at 11:00 am Wednesday February 20, 2019 at the John Hop Mullins Cemetery-Pound, VA where

Logan Sturgill, Jamie Nelson, Ricky Crawford, Gavin Kennedy and Garrett Thompson 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 Mrs. Omieleen Strouth.


ANNA SUE CANTRELL

SHIRLEY EULA TAYLOR

OMIELEEN STROUTH

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    POUND, VA- Anna Sue Cantrell, 84, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday February 7, 2019 from Holston Valley Medical Center- Kingsport, TN. Her loving family was by her side. 

    Sue was a Christian of the Baptist faith and a member of Pyles Memorial Freewill Baptist Church for nearly 50 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Sue was married 62 years to the love of her life, Demos. Sue was a member of The Family Gospel Heirs. She traveled far and wide with Demos singing at various churches and at an untold number of funeral services. She loved to go to church and praise her lord and savior. Sue enjoyed helping people in their time of need and was a Granny to everyone who knew her.

    Sue was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy (Demos)

Cantrell; an infant daughter, Kathy Lynn Cantrell; parents, Merida and Bessie (Cantrell) Mullins; a sister, Rebal “Granny” Boggs; brothers, Coy Mullins Jr. and Trenton Mullins; and brother-in-law Richard “Yogi” Gardner 

    Survivors include her son Mike Cantrell and wife Cecilia-Pound, VA; daughter Juanita Quillen and husband Clyde-Pound, VA; sister Betty Gardner- Norton, VA; brothers Benny (Jewell) Mullins-Pound, VA and Ernest (Carol) Mullins-Jonesville, VA;  grandchildren, Amy Powers (Doug)-Jasper, TX, Jason Moore-Pound, VA, Chasity Meade-Pound, VA, Emily Cantrell-Pound, VA, and special family member Paul “Tang” Meade-Pound, VA. great-grandchildren, Ian Powers, Alex Powers, Rhiannon Powers, Madelyn Moore, Lucas Meade, Chase Moore, and Gage Moore; great-great-grandchildren, Mila and Jameson Powers; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and many special friends. 

    Funeral Services will be held at 7:00 pm Sunday, February 10, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Troy Belcher, Reverend Randy Carter and Reverend Ron Leach officiating. The family will receive friend from 5:00 pm until time of services. 

    Graveside services will be conducted 12:00 Noon Monday, February 11, 2019 in the Eli Mullins Cemetery–Pound, VA where Paul “Tang” Meade, Lucas Meade, Tyrone Gardner, Danny Cantrell, Wallace Mullins, and Bo McArthur will serve as pallbearers. 

    Baker Funeral Home–Pound, VA is serving the family of Anna Sue Cantrell.  

RANDALL STEPHEN AKERS

CHARMIE VICTORIA CHURCH

RANDALL STEPHEN AKERS

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    WISE, VA-Randal Stephen Akers, 58, entered into eternity

Wednesday February 6, 2019 from  the Pikeville Medical Center. He was surrounded by his family.

   Randall was of the Christian faith. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was in the construction industry for over 20 years. Randall was a partner in Heartwood  Builders before taking a position as a project manager for the Virginia Department of Corrections. He helped build and renovate St. Mary’s Hospital, the convent and the doctors offices and the Chapel, the walkway park in Clintwood, and the renovation of the Tazewell Courthouse. Randall enjoyed going to  flea markets, especially in Hillsville, VA ,collecting knives, guns and old artifacts.

   Randall was preceded in death by his parents, Guy Clifford and Connie (Cantrell) Akers and his close friend, Sister Ann of St. Mary’s Hospital. 

   Survivors include the light of his life his daughter, Jade Akers- Wise, VA; two grandchildren, Bella Akers and Grayson Cooke both of the home; a sister, Linda Akers Green- Pound, VA; a brother, Guy Akers- Pound, VA; niece, Jennifer Johnson (Eddie)-Coeburn, VA;  nephews, Stephen Akers ( Becky Shortt)-Pound, VA, BrandonAkers (Mandy)- Fort Drum, NY; great nieces, Madysen Steffey, Chloe Akers and Macie Akers; great nephews, Hunter Johnson,Chase Johnson, Nicholas Buchanan and Brian Buchanan; aunt, Neveda Davis (Shirley)-Big Stone Gap, VA ; uncles, Joe Cantrell- Pound, VA, Dale Cantrell (Diane)-Pound, VA, Kenneth Cantrell (Ella)- Wise, VA and Raymond Cantrell (Mildred)- Falls Church, VA; special Friend and  mother of his daughter, Sandy Crawford , Hoss Sturgill and Eddie Clark; his beloved pets, Bell, Tori and Sophie; numerous friends.

   The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the 9th floor 

ICU at Pikeville Medical Center.

   A celebration of life service will be conducted 7:00 pm Saturday

February 9, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend 

Robin “Hoss” Sturgill officiating. The family will receive friends from 

5:00 pm until time of services.  

  Per Randall’s wishes, he will be cremated and live in his loved ones

hearts forever.

   In lieu of flowers, his family asked to make donations to your

favorite charity  in his memory.

   Baker Funeral Home- Pound, VA is serving the family of Randall

Stephen Akers.


NITA McCOY LAYNE

CHARMIE VICTORIA CHURCH

RANDALL STEPHEN AKERS

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    Pound, VA – Nita McCoy Layne, 78, passed peacefully into Eternity Tuesday February 5, 2019 from her sons Preston’s home in Church Hill, TN.

    Nita was a Christian of the Baptist faith. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Nita was a former over the road truck driver with 20+ years of experience. She was an avid reader all her life and loved to travel. But Nita’s greatest joy was spending time with her family. 

    Nita was preceded in death by her husband, William Leroy Layne; her parents, Bascom and Gaynell (Robinson) McCoy; and a sister, 

Reva Dotson.

    Survivors include her daughters, Andrea Hamilton and husband Homer-Pound, VA and Vickie Bevins and husband Hollis, Jr.; her sons, Preston Layne and wife Veronica-Church Hill, TN and Christopher Layne-Middletown, VA; her grandchildren Cody Hamilton, Tyson Hamilton, Britney Layne, Skyler Layne, Christopher Layne, Caylee Layne, Kendra Lovern, Jada Layne and Tucker Layne; 8 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Ruth Ann Strouth, Glenda Baker, Avenell Shortt and Wanda Hylton; her brothers Vastine McCoy, James (Digger) McCoy, Langley McCoy, Lester McCoy, Curtis McCoy, Donnie McCoy and Cleatis McCoy; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends to cherish her memory.

    Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Friday February 8, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Hollis Bevins 

and Reverend Jimmy Dotson officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

    Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Saturday February 9, 2019 at the Layne Cemetery in the Lick Fork Section of Clintwood, VA where family members will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker 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 Nita McCoy Layne.

CHARMIE VICTORIA CHURCH

CHARMIE VICTORIA CHURCH

CHARMIE VICTORIA CHURCH

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    POUND, VA- Charmie Victoria ( Phillips) Church, 92, passed from this life Monday February 4, 2019 from her home. She was surrounded by her loving family.

    Charmie was a dedicated Christian and member of Marthas Chapel Church- Pound, VA for 61 years. She found great comfort in singing and giving praise to the Lord. She spent many mornings reading her Bible while having her coffee. Her

hobbies throughout her years included gardening, working puzzles, cooking, camping and doing things for and with her family. Charmie married the love of her life, Junior Keith Church on March 13, 1948. They celebrated 51 years of marriage together, they are now reunited to spend eternity by each other side.

    Charmie is preceded in death by her loving husband, Junior Keith Church; her parents, Lloyd and Roseanna (Sturgill) Phillips; six brothers, Charles Herman Phillips, Howard Phillips,

Ray Phillips, Hillard Phillips, Reamus Phillips and Herbert Phillips; five sisters, Estell Mullins, Letha Darnell, Ona Horne, Marie Church and Anna Mae Peters; two grandsons, Shawn Collier and Daniel Rutherford.

    Survivors include two sisters, Beulah Gardner- Kingsport,TN and Kay Swaim – Myrtle Beach, SC; her daughters, Geneva Rutherford and husband Donnie- Pound, VA. Patsy Adams and 

husband Bobby- Eolia, KY, Susie Collier and husband Audie- Pound, VA ; sons, Paul Church and wife Doris- Jenkins, KY, Ronnie Church and Randall Church both of Pound, VA; 8 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 3 great- great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins and a host 

of loved ones to mourn her passing. The family wants to express heartfelt thanks and gratitude to her recent caregivers, Vickie Hall, 

Glenda Stallard and all previous caregivers. A special thanks to the hospice team, Mary, Pam and Christy.

    Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00pm Wednesday February 6, 2019 at Marthas Chapel Church- Pound, VA with Reverend Ray Yeary officiating. The family will receive friends 

from 5:00 pm until time of services.

    Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00am Thursday February 7, 2019 at Dewey Cemetery- Pound, VA where family members will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to

meet at the church by 10:00 am to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery. 

    Baker Funeral Home- Pound, VA is serving the family of Charmie 

Victoria Church.

RUBY KATHLEEN PENLAND

GREGORY GENE COLLINS

CHARMIE VICTORIA CHURCH

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   POUND, VA- Ruby Kathleen Penland, 90, our beautiful precious mother went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 3, 2019 at Mountain View Regional Medical Center- Norton, VA with her daughters, Rhonda Miller and Sandra Atkins by her side.

    Kathleen was a Christian and a member of First Baptist Church- Pound, VA since 1952 where she served as a Sunday School Teacher and a Y.W.A. Leader. She graduated from Pound High School and studied Business at Clinch Valley

College- Wise, VA. She retired from banking at People Bank-Pound, VA in 1983 after a career of 15 years.

    She was the daughter of the late J.B. and Ocie Davis; devoted wife of W.F. Jackson “Lil Bill” who died in 1968 and Farrell Penland who died in 1992 .                She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Ruth Davidson and Edna Mae Nowlin. 

    Kathleen is survived by two sisters, Jeannette Cantrell- Pound, VA and Betty Jo Howell- Johnson City, TN and one brother, J.B. Davis- Falls Church, VA .

    Kathleen leaves behind two daughters, Rhonda Millerand husband Tommy- Wise, VA ; Sandra Atkins and husband Frank- Lutherville, MD ; two grandsons, Bryan Rakes and wife Jennifer- Lutherville, MD and Mike Rakes and wife Naina- Silver Spring, MD; two great granddaughters,Catie and Caroline Rakes and one great grandson, Tage Rakes several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. A 

special thanks to her caregivers for four months whom she loved. 

    Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Friday February 8, 2019 at the First Baptist Church- Pound, VA with Pastor Tommy Shell officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until time of services. Burial will follow in Bolling Cemetery- Pound, VA ( behind funeral home) where family members will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers donation can be made to First Baptist Church- Pound, VA or your favorite charity in memory of Kathleen.

    Baker Funeral Home- Pound, VA  is serving the family of Ruby Kathleen Penland. 

GREGORY GENE COLLINS

GREGORY GENE COLLINS

GREGORY GENE COLLINS

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     WISE ,VA, - Gregory Gene Collins, 47, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019 from Norton Community Hospital- Norton, VA.

    Greg was of the Pentecostal faith. He was had just retired from Wallen Ridge State Prison in Big Stone Gap,VA after working there 20 years, he was known to his co- workers as “G”. Greg was an avid outdoorsman , he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also liked watching football, baseball and 

WWE Wrestling, listening to all types of music, But his greatest joy was the time he spent with his children and family.

    Greg was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlotta Autumn Collins and  his father, Eugene Collins

    Survivors include his wife ,Tina ( Minton) Collins- 

Wise, VA; daughters Kiana Cheyenne Collins and Ciera Raychelle Collins; sons, Cobe Ryan Collins and Jacob Harding; his mother, Shirley (Mullins) Collins- Pound, VA; Special friend, Greg “ Guido” Mullins; several  nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn his loss and cherish his memory.

    Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Wednesday February 6, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Darrell Bolling and Reverend Randy Carter officiating .

The family will receive friends from 5:00pm until time of 

services.

    Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00am 

Thursday February 7, 2019 at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens- Big Stone Gap, VA .where the Wallens Ridge State Prison Honor Guard will perform funeral rites. Greg Mullins, 

Jacob Harding, Ricky Pientka, Ryan Ray and Jerry Boggs will serve as pallbearers. Co-workers at Wallen Ridge State Prison will serve as honorary 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 Gregory Gene Collins.  

JOYCE ANN MULLINS

GREGORY GENE COLLINS

GREGORY GENE COLLINS

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     FREDERICKSBURG, VA – Joyce Ann Mullins, 78, passed away Friday February 1, 2019 , surrounded by her loving family.

    Ann was born in Wheelwright, KY on September 29, 1940 to the late Clinton Hobert Gilliam and Mary Elizabeth (Frost). 

    Ann spent her life dedicated to all her family members, no matter 

young or old. No mother, grandmother or great-grandmother could have done more for us than she. She was beloved by many that were not even blood relatives, but they called her Nanny just like she was theirs.

    In addition to her parents Ann was preceded in death by her loving Husband of 57 years Bobby Harold Mullins;, sisters Evelyn Seals, Dorothy Price, Jewell Crawford, Pauline Goodridge, Jacqueline Cantrell, Sue Gaier and Linda Gates; and brothers, Clinton Gilliam, Jr,Harold Gilliam, Paul Gilliam, Kenneth Gilliam, Glenn Gilliam and Joe Gilliam. 

    Ann was the last of 14 children to meet their loved ones at the gates of Heaven. Everyone who knew her can only imagine the joy going on in Heaven right now, as she has been reunited with her husband and 

family.

    Ann is survived by her two daughters and their spouses, Teresa and Robert Huntt and Yvonne and Michael Furrow; one son, James Clayton Mullins and companion Sissy Myers. She was a loving Nanny to nine grandchildren, Jaime, Jib, Michelle, Bud, Becky, Ashleigh, Cody, Jonathan and Joshua. She was also beloved by her 14 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

    Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Tuesday February 5, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Manie Strouth officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of 

services.

    Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Wednesday February 6, 2019 at the Gilmer Mullins Cemetery on the Right Fork Road-Pound, VA where she will be laid to rest beside her husband. Sons-in-law and 

grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker 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 Joyce AnnMullins. 

DAVID SHERMAN COLLINS SR

DAVID SHERMAN COLLINS SR

DAVID SHERMAN COLLINS SR

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    POUND, VA – David Collins, 71, entered into eternity Monday January 28, 2019 from his residence.

    David was a Christian of the Baptist faith. He was a devoted husband and loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was a quiet and reserved man who believed in working to provide for his family. David was a heavy equipment mechanic for Carter Machinery for 40 years before his retirement. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Vietman.  David was an avid hunter and fisherman (going with Sherman most the time.) He also enjoyed watching westerns and boxing on TV.

    David was preceded by his wife of 40 years, Pat Collins; his parents,Sherman and Hannah (Dotson) Collins; his sisters, Loretta Mullins and Sue Crabtree and his brothers, Bobby Glen Collins, Gary Wayne Collins and Allen “Bud” Collins.

    Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law Sherman and Kim Collins-Pound, VA; his granddaughter, Karaleigh Collins (Tater)-Pound, VA; sisters, Edrie Kay Mullins-Pound, VA and Joyce McClain- Dukedom, KY; special sister-in-law, Thelma Collins- Pound, VA; a brother, Jesse Ray Collins- Pound, VA; special friend and cousin, Stanley Dotson- Pound, VA;  several nieces, nephews and  cousinsand a host of friends and loved ones to mourn his passing. 

    Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Thursday January 31,2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Troy Belcher and Reverend David Slemp officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

    Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Friday February 1, 2019 at the Arvil Mullins Cemetery-Pound, VA where Scott Sturgill, Ricky Boggs, Mark Mullins, Allen Bolling, Allen Curtis Collins, Aaron Herrington and Stacy Sowards will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker 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 David Sherman Collins, Sr.

BILLY JOE JOHNSON

DAVID SHERMAN COLLINS SR

DAVID SHERMAN COLLINS SR

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    POUND, VA – Billy Joe Johnson, 86, entered peacefully into eternity Tuesday January 22, 2019 from his residence. His loving wife and children were at his bedside.

   Billy was a Christian of the Baptist faith. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was self- employed in the coal industry for many years. Billy enjoyed

going fishing, guns, riding motorcycles, and was a pilot and loved flying his own plane. 

   Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William Malvary and Goldie June (Wright) Johnson; two brothers, Chester Johnson and Mickey Johnson. 

    Survivors include his loving wife of  67 years Naomi Eloise (Kiser) Johnson; his daughter Rhonda Jo Johnson of the home; his son Tim Johnson and wife Susan -Pound, VA;

two grandchildren, Chris (Sandy) Johnson- Pound, VA and Tara (Tommy) Kerns-Pound, VA; three great grandchildren, Levi Johnson, Lori Johnson and Ashley Kerns; two great-great grand children, Zayden Johnson and Trenton Johnson; two brothers, 

Phillip (Glenda) Johnson and William M.(Jodi) Johnson; seven sisters, Peggy (Nick) Braden, Shirley (O’Dell) Owens, Colleen 

(Jim) Clay, Gloria (Barry) Johns, Lavonne (Rodney) Tackett, Linda (Gary) Anderson and Glenda (Richard) Easterling; sister-

in-law, Joyce Johnson; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and a host of friends to cherish his memory.

  A celebration of life service will be conducted at 2:00 pm Friday January 25, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until time of services.

   Burial will follow in the Bolling Cemetery in the Flat Gap Section of Pound, VA where family members  will serve as pall-

bearers. 

   Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Billy Joe 

Johnson.


CHARLES VESTER MULLINS

DAVID SHERMAN COLLINS SR

CHARLES VESTER MULLINS

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   POUND, VA – Charles Vester Mullins, 78,entered into eternity Tuesday January 22, 2019 from his residence. His loving family was at his side.

   Charles was of the Baptist faith. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather and great-great-grand-

father He was a coal miner for 25 plus years and enjoyed playing putt –putt golf, a good game of Rook,  listening to music, especially Don Williams, playing horseshoes, camping, and roaring for ginseng.

   Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Smith and  Nora June  Mullins; his wife, Helen ( McFadden) Mullins; his grandsons Preston Dingus Austin Mullins; 

and a sister, Loretta Tackett.

   Survivors include his daughters Sherry Morgan and husband Ben-Pound, VA, Debbie Slone and husband Mike- Kingsport, TN, Cynthia Casebolt – Pikeville, KY and Lisa

Catlett- Lynchburg, VA; a son, Conley Mullins and wife Tammy- Beefhide, KY; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grand children; 3 great-great-grandchild; a sister, Nellie Mullins- Robinson Creek, KY; a brother, Dempsey Mullins- Hopkinsville, KY; special grandson Brandon Dingus and wife Natasha who helped care for Charles; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends and loved ones.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Thursday January 24, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Garnett Mullins officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

   Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Friday January 25, 2019 at the Dingus-Morgan Cemetery-Pound, VA where family and friends  will serve as pallbearers. 

Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker 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 Charles Mullins.

  



JOHN WILLARD JOHNSON

OPAL ELLA COUNTISS CRUISE

CHARLES VESTER MULLINS

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    CLINTWOOD, VA – John Willard Johnson, 91, was born October 5, 1927 and went to his Heavenly Home on January 21, 2019. 

    Johnny was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Edna (Stallard ) Johnson; his parents, John Joseph and Margaret Ann (Hash) Johnson; and all of his siblings, Maude Millerhouse, Lavise 

O’Keef, Florence Horner, Evelyn Hayes, Paul Johnson and Worley Mullins; and his beloved grandson Michael Johnson.

    Johnny married the love of his life, Edna Mae Stallard, on October 23, 1948 and celebrated  over 70 years of marriage together until her 

passing on December 20, 2018. They are reunited now to spend eternity 

by each others side.

    Their children Allan and Peggy, Duane and Diane and John and Cyndi

miss their parents greatly, but are rejoicing in the fact that Johnny and 

Edna are  now together again forever.

    Johnny also leaves behind his grandchildren, Kimberly Johnson Cross,

Lloyd Johnson, Michele Johnson Heinlein, Joshua Johnson, Kathryn 

Johnson. Jesse Johnson and Gabe Johnson; his great-grandchildren, 

Trevor Johnson, Nicholas Johnson, Gracie Anderson, Braydon Anderson,

Lexie Johnson, Kadence Heinlein, Kinsley Heinlein, Savannah Johnson 

and Kaylea Johnson; several nieces, nephews and cousins; his church 

family, and a host of friends and loved ones to celebrate his homegoing 

and cherish his memory.

    Johnny retired after 36 years of service with Martin Marietta Aerospace.

He was material control specialist and was involved in the booster system 

for the Gemini Project , the Titan Missile System and the original drilling 

system used on the moon. He was also a veteran of the United States Army

and was the associate pastor of Hope Freewill Baptist Church in Pound,VA

Johnny loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He preached for over 61 

years, he and Edna volunteered  countless hours at local hospitals and 

nursing homes. He dedicated his life to caring for others. Johnny enjoyed 

reading, fishing, hunting for dry land fish and digging for ginsing.

    Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm Thursday January 24, 2019

in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Terry Price and Reverend 

Doug Messer officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until 

time of services.

    Pound VFW Post 9600 will conduct military graveside services and burial 

will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery-Pound, VA where family members and 

friends will serve pallbearers.

    Baker Funeral Home –Pound, VA is serving the family of John Willard 

Johnson.

OPAL ELLA COUNTISS CRUISE

OPAL ELLA COUNTISS CRUISE

OPAL ELLA COUNTISS CRUISE

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     POUND, VA- Opal Ella Countiss Cruise, 95, went home to be with 

her Lord and Savior Sunday January 13, 2019 from her residence.

    Opal was born December 19, 1923 in Dickenson County to the late 

Pete and Cora (Swindall) Countiss. Mrs. Cruise was a strong Christian

woman who loved her church and her brothers and sisters in Christ. 

She was a charter member of Independent Baptist Church of Pound 

and served over 20 years as secretary and treasurer of the ladies circle. 

Opal liked to cook for her family and work in her garden. She loved 

her flower gardens and attended to them as long as she could.

     Opal was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, 

Garland Cruise; her parents, Pete and Cora Countiss; her son, Ronnie 

Cruise; her grandson, Ronnie Cruise Jr; a brother, Carl Countiss; and

sisters, Ethel Minnix,  Grace Zotto, Bertha Baker and Beulah Bryant.

    Survivors include her son, Frederick Cruise and wife Nancy; grandson, Mike Houck and companion Dawn Alexander- 

Falls Church, VA; great-grandchildren Ronnie Herring, Alexandra Cruise,  

Destiny Houck and Ariana Houck; daughter-in-law, Nell Cruise- Martinsburg WV; nephews, Larry Baker and wife Eileen and William Baker and wife Greta; nieces, Virginia Harris, Pat Babb and Christine Holte and husband Roy; her dear friend and caregiver, Jan Oliver and Eugene; special friends Les and Donna Amos, and Phyllis Mullins; her home health nurses, Karen Cox, and Amy Sturgill; 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 Friday January 18, 2019

in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Randy Reagan and honorary Pastor Carmen Gentry officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

    Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 am Saturday January19, 2019 at Dewey Memorial Cemetery where Stephen Hubbard, Stan Austin, C L Boggs and Homer Hamilton will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends

are asked to meet at Baker Funeral Home by 9:00 am to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery.

    Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Mrs. Opal 

Cruise. 

SAMUEL PATTON KILGORE

OPAL ELLA COUNTISS CRUISE

OPAL ELLA COUNTISS CRUISE

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    WISE, VA – Sammy Kilgore, 78, went home to be with 

his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday January 12, 

2019 from his residence. 

    Sammy was a Christian and attended the Rocky Fork 

Pentecostal Church. He loved the Lord and loved serving 

Him. Sammy had just recently retired as a taxi driver after 

more than 30 years of service. He had also worked in a coal 

mine, moved furniture and worked as a grounds keeper on a 

golf coarse. Sammy loved playing gospel and bluegrass music 

and was in various bands for more than 25 years. He was an 

excellent banjo player and could play many instruments. Sammy 

had a very warm and charming personality and loved to talk to 

people. He was a loving husband and a devoted father and grand-

father. He came home daily after work and took his daughter Patty 

Cake “patrolling” around Wise County, listening to music and 

enjoying each other’s company. Sammy said it was a gift from 

God to care for her for 40 ½ years. He is no doubt reunited with 

Patty Cake and Jeffrey in heaven now. Sammy also loved to hang 

out with his grandsons Josh and Jordan on Sunday afternoons.

    Sammy was preceded in death by his parents, Laymon and Elva 

(Mullins) Kilgore; his daughter, Patricia Lynn Kilgore; his son 

Jeffrey Allen Kilgore; and his brothers, Coy, Billy and Gary Kilgore.

    Survivors include his loving wife of 35 years Erma Sue (Bullion) 

Kilgore of the home; his daughter, Lisa Strong and fiance Jeff 

Mathieson-Wise, VA; his grandsons, Josh Strong-Johnson City, TN

and Jordan Strong of Coeburn, VA; sisters, Betty Adkins-Wise, VA, 

Nora Osborne-Wise, VA, Wanda Nicholson-North Carolina and 

Kathy Mullins-Pound, VA; several nieces, nephews and cousins; 

special friend, Rex Strong-Coeburn, VA; and a host of other to 

mourn his passing.

    Private funeral services will be conducted at 12 Noon Tuesday

January 15, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend

Junior Bentley officiating.

    Burial will follow in the Addington–Hensley Cemetery-Wise, VA 

where Josh Strong, Jordan Strong, Jeff Mathieson, Nathan Mathieson

and Rex Strong will serve as pallbearers.

    Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of  Samuel

Patton Kilgore.

CREED O. SHORTT, JR.

CREED O. SHORTT, JR.

CREED O. SHORTT, JR.

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   ROAN MOUNTAIN, TN- Creed O. Shortt, Jr., 88, formerly of Hickory, NC entered peacefully into eternity Thursday January 10, 2019 from the Johnson City Medical Center . His loving 

family was at his bedside.

    Creed was a Christian of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and an active member of the AmericanLegion Post 48 in Hickory, NC, the Hickory Masonic Lodge #343 

AF&AM and the Oasis Shriners He was a retired heavy equipment mechanic with 30+ years of service.

    Creed loved to travel and said he had been around the world twice.

He enjoyed woodworking and NASCAR racing, especially Dale Earnhart.

    Creed was preceded in death by his parents, Creed Sr. and Thelma 

(Bolling) Shortt; his wife, Paralee (Gent) Shortt; and his brother, Jerry 

Shortt.

    Survivors include his son Bobby Joe Shortt and wife Kris-Hickory, NC; his daughters, Pam Peters and husband Tim-Conover, NC and Sharon Short and husband Myrel-Eolia, KY; grandchildren, Cheryl  (Dustin) Combs-Pound, VA, Kimberly Peters-Conover, NC, Alicia (James) Sturgill-Duncan, SC and Brian Peters (Fallon)-Claremont, NC; great-grandchildren, Dylan Short, Shelby Short and Shayna Holcomb

all of Pound, VA, Deric McHone and Darla Sturgill of Duncan, SC, Oaklyn Peters and Adalee Peters of Claremont, NC; a brother, Roger Dale Shortt and wife Carol-Hickory, NC; sister-in-law, Millie Shortt-Pound, VA; nephews Jeff and Clifton Shortt; special friend, Joyce Westbrook, Conover, NC; and a host friends and relatives to cherish his memory. 

    Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Sunday January 13, 2019 in the Baker Funeral home Chapel with Reverend Tony Brown officiating. Pound Masonic Lodge #59 AF&AM will perform masonic rites and Pound VFW Lodge # 9600 will perform military graveside services. The family will receive friends from 12 Noon until time of 

services.

    Burial will follow in the Bolling Cemetery in the Flat Gap section of Pound where James Sturgill, Dustin Combs, Clifton Shortt, Jeff Shortt, Brian Peters, Dylan Short, and Deric McHone will serve as pallbearers.

    Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Creed O. Shortt, Jr.

PAMELA DIANE COUNTISS

CREED O. SHORTT, JR.

CREED O. SHORTT, JR.

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   POUND, VA – Diane Countiss, 53, entered peacefully into her eternal reward Friday January 4, 2019 from Holston Valley Medical Center. She was surrounded by her loving family.

    Diane was a Christian. She attended Glady Fork Freewill Baptist Church. She loved her Lord and her family. Diane was a devoted wife  mother, sister and friend. She fought long and courageous battle and is now in eternal peace. 

    Diane enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. In recent years she loved line dancing and clogging. She 

enjoyed crocheting, reading, watching old television shows and movies. Diane especially enjoyed playing computer and 

board games and caring for her precious pet, Chloe.

    Diane was preceded in death by her father, James Walter Taylor; her step-father, Harold Blizzard and her father-in-law Glenn Countiss.

    Survivors include her loving husband of 37 years Stephen Countiss; hers sons Stephen Countiss, Jr and wife Amy–Pound, VA, Michael Countiss and wife Sydney-Pound, VA and Nicholas 

Countiss and wife Victoria-Pound, VA; her mother Annie (Sturgill) Blizzard-Pound, VA; a brother, Kim (Speedy) Taylor and wife Melissa-Pound, VA; her mother-in-law Christine Stratton; several nieces, nephews and cousins and her precious pet Chloe to mourn 

her passing and cherish her memory.

    Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Sunday January 6,

2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Troy Belcher officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

    Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am Monday 

January 7, 2019 at the Mt Zion Cemetery where her cousins and 

nephews will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to

meet at Baker 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 Pamela Diane Countiss.

FRANCES HELEN DOTSON

CREED O. SHORTT, JR.

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     POUND, VA -  Mrs. Frances Helen (Cantrell) Dotson, 79, entered peacefully into her eternal reward Wednesday January 2, 2019 from the Mountain View Regional Hospital. She was surrounded by her loving family.

    Frances was a Christian and loved her Lord and her family. She was a devoted wife, mother , grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Frances enjoyed family time, watching her kids and grand kids play sports, and spending time camping and boating at the lake. She also enjoyed cooking, quilting and crocheting and caring for her precious pet, “Little Man”

    Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Everette and Leota 

(Stallard) Cantrell; her husband, Alvin Dotson; her son, Jamie Dotson; and a sister, Brenda Giliam.

    Survivors include her daughters, Kay Boggs and husband Ebby-

Mooresburg, TN and Pam Cantrell and husband Max-Pound, VA; grandchildren, Brandon Cantrell and wife Joy, Dana Hall and husband Danny, Brad Boggs, Austin Dotson, and Devin Dotson; great-grandchildren, McKenzie 

Hensley, Landrie Dotson, Payton Cantrell, Claire Cantrell,  Grayson Hall, Gabby Hall and Ian Hall; sisters, Joan Mullins-Pound, VA, and Carolyn Meade and husband Jeff-Pound, VA; brothers, Lee Roy Cantrell-Harriman, TN and David Cantrell-and 

wife Billy Jean-Bugs Island, VA and Newell Cantrell and wife Crystal-

McClenny, FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn her passing and cherish her memory

    The family would like to give a special thank you to Frances’s Caregivers, Liz Mullins, Kelly Mullins, Robyn Meade, Jessica Carter and Sonia Mullins and her nurses, Mary, Pam and Kristi. .

    Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Friday January 4, 2019 

in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy Carter and Reverend Troy Belcher officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

    Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 pm Saturday January 5,

2019 at the Eli Mullins Cemetery-Pound, VA where grandsons and great-

grandsons will serve as 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 Frances

Helen Dotson.

DANNY RAY MULLINS

DANNY RAY MULLINS

FRANCES HELEN DOTSON

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    POUND, V A - Danny Ray Mullins, 64, entered into his eternal reward Monday December 31, 2018 from the Mountain View Regional Medical Center. He was surrounded by his loving family. 

    Danny was a Christian of the Baptist faith and attended Pyles Memorial Chapel. He loved his Lord and his family. Danny was a former mechanic, truck driver and heavy equipment operator. He believed in working to support his family. Danny enjoyed eating, fishing, shooting, drag racing and Nascar, his favorite drivers were Dale Earnhart and Dale Jr. Danny enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, especially Dawson. He also loved animals, especially dogs. 

    Danny was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Edell Mullins; and a brother, Jerry Michael Mullins. 

    Survivors include his loving wife of 42 years, Diane (Shortt) Mullins-Pound, V A; a daughter, Dana Meade and husband Jeff- Pound, V A; a son, Brad Mullins and wife April-Clintwood, V A; his grandchildren, Dawson Kain Meade, Austin Keith, Alyssa Hope, Kahsu, Tsega, Landon, and Lidye; sisters, Kim Mullins- Pound, VA and Susie Branham and husband Lyndale-Clintwood, VA; brothers, Roger Clyde Mullins and wife Gayle-Pound, VA and Craney Lynn Mullins-Pound, VA; several aunts, uncles nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends and loved ones to mourn his passing. 

    Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Thursday January 3, 2019 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy Carter officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time
of services. 

    Graveside services be conducted at 11 :00 am Friday December 4, 2019 at the Rufus Mullins Cemetery-Pound, VA where family'
members will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at Baker Funeral Home by 10:00 am to prepare to go in procession to the cemetery. 

    Baker Funeral Home-Pound, V A is serving the family of Danny
Ray Mullins. 


RICKY DEAN BUSH

DANNY RAY MULLINS

ALMA BOGGS CAUDILL

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    POUND, VA – Ricky Dean Bush, 54, passed away Monday 

December 31, 2018 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center.

His family was at his bedside.

    Ricky was of the Baptist faith. He was a former employee 

of the Town of Pound and was well known in the community.

Ricky enjoyed life and spending time with his family and 

friends. He also enjoyed fishing.

    Ricky was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Mymia

(Stewart) Bush; his wife Elaine Bush; a daughter, Jessica Nicole 

Bush; a sister, Betty Jo McFall; and brothers Otto Bush, Jr., 

Buster Bush; Michael Bush and Danny Bush.

    Surviors include his daughter Gina Nelson-Norton, VA; 7

grandchildren; sisters Judy Rose-Elkhorn Creek, KY, Linda 

Johnson-Maryland and Tammy Hudson-Columbia, SC; brothers, 

Woody Bush-Pound, VA, Chester Bush-Neosha, MO, Jimmy 

Bush-Stafford, VA, Gregory Bush-Stafford, VA, Lonnie Bush-

Stafford, VA, Clarence Bush-Pound, VA and Timmy Bush-

Crossville, AL.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a 

host of friends and loved ones.

    As per Ricky’s wishes, he will be cremated and there will be 

no services.

    Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Ricky 

Dean Bush.

ALMA BOGGS CAUDILL

DANNY RAY MULLINS

ALMA BOGGS CAUDILL

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   WHITESBURG, KY – Mrs. Alma Boggs Caudill, 84, passed peacefully into her eternal reward Thursday December 27, 2018 from the Whitesburg ARH. She was surrounded by her loving family.

    Alma was a Christian of the Baptist faith. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister aunt and friend. She had a charming smile and an endearing personality. Alma was the owner/operator of Sexton’s Flowers in Wise for nearly 30 years. She was also well known for her homemade candies. Alma loved to cook , particularly 

Sunday dinners for her family.  She also enjoyed watching sports, 

especially her beloved U K Wildcats.   

    Alma was preceded in death by her husband, Coy Caudill; her son 

David N. Caudill; her parents Milton and Fannie (Baker) Boggs; sisters, 

Lydia B. Duty and Lilly B. Lucas; and brothers, Burl Boggs, Gene Boggs 

and Homer Boggs.

     Survivors include her daughters, Rhonda (J.R.) Brock-Nicholasville. KY, Brenda Garrett-Whitesburg, KY, Betty (Mike) Cook-Whitesburg, KY; daughter-in-law- Rena Pratt-Wise, VA; grandchildren, Brandon Garrett, Forrest Brock, Elijah Garrett, Caleb Brock, Heath Cook, Malori Cook and Shelley Willett; great-grandchildren, Aubrey Willett, Jonah Brock, Maximus Cook, Hayden Brock, Brody Garrett, Hudson Brock,Natalie Brock, Ayla Hinkle, Paris Cook and Harlow Brock; sisters, Lois 

B. Shortt-Whitesburg, KY and Ora Fay Profitt-Greensboro, NC; special

cousin ( brother ) Carson Boggs-Pound, VA; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of precious relatives and friends who will miss 

her dearly.

    Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Saturday December 29, 

2018 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend J D Mullins officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until time of services.

    Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 pm Sunday December 30, 

2018 at the Boggs/Caudill Cemetery in the North Fork section of Pound, 

VA where grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are 

asked to meet at Baker Funeral Home by 12 noon to prepare to go in 

procession to the cemetery.

    Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Alma Boggs

Caudill.