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Clayton W. Charles

LEBANON, VA-Clayton W. Charles, age 85, went to be with the Lord Monday, March 2, 2015 after an extended illness.

Clayton was born January 19, 1930, at Blackey in Buchanan County, a son of the late Clell and Pricey Stacy Charles. A retired coal miner for Panther Coal and was of the Baptist Faith. He was loved by all that knew him, and welcomed everyone into his home to eat and fellowship.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one daughter: Mary; six brothers: Sinnett, Wayne, Laythe, Andy, Raleigh and Jim; and five sisters: Pearl, Mary, Cora, Cosby and Rachel.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years: Zade Davis Charles; six daughters: Janice Rigby and finance Bill Nagel, Abingdon, VA; Kathy Hipp and husband Robert, Hurley, VA; Betty Blankenship and husband Phil, Wolford, VA; Regina Charles, Lebanon, VA; Janie Cook, Ware Shoals, SC; and Sara England and husband Tim, Lebanon, VA; five sons: Larry Charles, Laurens, SC; Bud Charles, Lebanon, VA; Paul Charles and wife Iris, Ware Shoals, SC; Donnie Charles, Denver, CO; and David Charles, Lebanon, VA; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Ruby Bailey, Gray Court, SC; and Roseann Matney, Richlands, VA; one brother: John Charles and wife Mary, Belfast, VA; also several nieces and nephews survive.

The funeral service will be conducted 1pm Saturday, March 7, 2015 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Pastor Jack Trigg officiating. Burial will follow in the Ketron Memorial Gardens in Lebanon. The family will receive friends after 6 pm Thursday, March 5, 2015 and Friday March 6, 2015 at the funeral home. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com Combs Funeral Service 291, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Charles family.

 

Virginia Elizabeth Farmer

LEBANON, VA- Virginia Elizabeth Farmer, age 64, went to be in the arms of the Lord at her home on Sunday, March 1, 2015.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents: Eulice K. and Estelle Statzer Farmer; one brother: Fred Thomas Farmer; sister-in-law: Juanita Farmer

Survivors include three sisters: Gaynell Smith and husband Buck Smith, Lebanon, VA; Anna Lee Fields and husband Jimmy Fields, Castlewood, VA; and Geraldine Ball and husband Dan Ball, Wildwood, FL; two brothers: Fayne Farmer, Lebanon, VA; Garry Dale Farmer and wife Virginia Lee Farmer, Lebanon, VA; also several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A special thank you to caregivers of Cumberland Mountain Services, all night caregivers and a special thanks to Dr. Ernest Henry, and the Home Nursing Company and staff.

The funeral service will be conducted at 8 pm Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Shelton Norris and Rev. Donnie Hobson officiating. Burial will be conducted at 11 am Thursday, March 5, 2015 in the Russell Memorial Cemetery in Lebanon. Those attending are requested to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 am to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends and family from 6 pm to 8 pm Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Serving as pallbearers will be nephews. Flowers will be accepted or donations to Maple Grove Community Church Ladies Auxiliary, 84 Barber Drive, Lebanon, VA 24266.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com Combs Funeral Service 291, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Farmer family.

David Howard White

LEBANON, VA- David Howard White, age 61, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, February 26, 2015.

David was born May 20, 1953 a son of the late William C. and Mildred Chafin White. He was a U.S. Army vet of the Vietnam War and Desert Storm and was Baptist Faith.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a friend to all.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Danny White and Clint White; two great nieces: Chelsey and Hannah Compton; father-in-law: Jone Adams; brothers-in-law: Doug Johnson and Curtis Adams.

Survivors include wife of 35 years: Cathy Adams White; one daughter: Janet Tignor Matney, Lebanon, VA; three sisters: Barbara Johnson, Cleveland, VA; Debbie Compton and husband Roger, Castlewood, VA; and Ginger Wallace and husband Kim, Richlands, VA; five grandchildren: Katelyn, Chelsea, Hannah Tignor, Shane Matney and Ka-ree Bradley; also several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be conducted at 8 pm Sunday, March 1, 2015 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Tom Capron and Rev. Jeff kinder officiating. Family will receive friends and family from 6 pm to 8 pm prior to the service Sunday, March 1, 2015.Burial will be conducted at Mt. Home National Cemetery Tuesday, March 3 at 1 pm, those wishing to attend please meet at the cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com

Combs Funeral Service 291, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276)889-4444 is serving the White family.

 Ada G. Boardwine

LEBANON, VA- Ada G. Boardwine, age 84, of Lebanon, Virginia, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at her home.

Ada was born in Lebanon, Virginia January 18, 1931, a daughter of the late Everett and Eller Garrett. She was a lifelong resident of Lebanon and a member of Bascom United Methodist Church. She was a longtime employee of Russell County Board of Supervisors.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband: John Boardwine; two brothers: James and Kyle Garrett; and sister: Marie Johnson.

Survivors include her son: John Stephen Boardwine, Charlotte, NC; daughter: Donna Davis and husband Tony, Abingdon, VA; three granddaughters: Jennifer Davis, Atlanta, GA; Caitlin Davis and Courtney Davis, both of Abingdon, VA; twin sister: Nina McCracken, Lebanon, VA; several brother and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the wonderful caregivers of Assurance Care Plus for their loving care and the Lebanon Life Saving Crew.

The funeral service will be conducted at 3 pm Sunday, March 1, 2015 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Bill Cahill and the Rev. Mark McFadden officiating. Burial will follow in the Ketron Memorial Gardens in Lebanon, VA. The family will receive friends 1 pm until 3 pm prior to the service at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be John McCracken, David Garrett, Mike Johnson, Robbie Kiser, Bob Boardwine, David Jennings and Jeff Garrett serving as honorary pallbearer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kelly Myers, Lebanon Lifesaving Crew, P.O. Box 516, Lebanon, VA or Bascom United Methodist Church c/o Wilma Jean Ganoe, 5784 Green Valley Road, Lebanon, VA.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com

Combs Funeral Service 291, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276)889-4444 is serving the Boardwine family

 Kelly B. Hale

LEBANON, VA- Kelly B. Hale, Master Sergeant, U.S.A.F. (Ret.), age 68, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in the Russell County Medical Center.

Kelly was born February 20, 1947 in Lebanon, a son of the late James Noel Hale and the late Agnes Caroline Stoots Hale.

He was a retired Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force with twenty years of service. He completed four tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a member of Green Valley Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant sisters.

Survivors include wife of thirty-four years Donna Sue Hale; two daughters: Samantha Letson, Tennessee and Sherrie Hein, Bristol, Tennessee; one son: Kelly S. Hale, Lebanon; one brother: James Noel Hale, Jr. and wife JoAnna, Pensacola, Florida; five grandchildren: Stacey, Etana, Donna L., Matthew and Seth; Step-mother: Ethel Hale, Kingsport, TN; one step-sister: Bernice Wolfe and husband Tom, Kingsport, TN; Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Green Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Darrell Naff officiating. Burial will follow in Ketron Memorial Gardens in Lebanon. The family will receive friends at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2015. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be James Noel Hale, Jr., Buddy Kiser and Danny White, and Tom Wolfe. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Lebanon V.F.W. Post #9864.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com

Combs Funeral Service 291, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276)889-4444 is serving the Hale family

Frank M. Salyer

LEBANON, VA- Frank M. Salyer, age 93, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015 in Mountain View Retirement Home.

Frank was born January 16, 1922 in Russell County, a son of the late Con and Belle Salyer and was the husband of the late Thelma Salyer. Frank was a farmer and raised cattle and hauled tobacco for other farmers.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters, three brothers, one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

Survivors include four daughters: Doris Boothe and husband Rev. Larkin Boothe, Nell King and husband Jearl, Brenda Osborne and husband Larry and Peggy Webb and husband Bill, all of Lebanon; 7 grandchildren: Jeff Boothe, Tammy Gilbert and husband Chris, Ronnie King and wife Mindy, Jennifer Stevens and husband Junior, Jennifer Marchant, Michael Webb and wife Brooke and Cody Mays; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother: Guy Wood Salyer and wife Betty, St. Paul; one sister-in-law: Nancy Salyer, Lebanon; Also several nieces and nephews survive.

A special thanks to the staff of Mountain View Retirement Home for the love and care given to Frank, and to Dr. Dwight Bailey for the many years of care given to Frank, C-Health and staff, Home Nursing and Hospice.

The funeral service will be conducted at 7 pm Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with Dr. Dwight Bailey officiating. The family will receive friends 5 pm until 7 pm prior to the service at the funeral home. The burial will be conducted at 11 am Thursday, February 26, 2015 in the Ketron Memorial Gardens in Lebanon. Those wishing to attend are requested to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 am to go in procession to the cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com

Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Salyer family.

 

 Perry Elden Miller

LEBANON, VA- Perry Elden Miller, age 80, of Abingdon, Virginia passed away of heart-related complications on February 21, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee.

Perry was born and raised in Honaker, Virginia the oldest son of 11 children, including six brothers and four sisters. He was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, faithful Christian and jack of all trades.

While attending revival he met and later married Naomi Taylor, who became his wife of 61 years. Perry is survived by his wife, their two daughters, a granddaughter and two great-grandsons. The eldest daughter, Yvonne, is married to Tom Tryon of Ellenton, Florida, where they raised their daughter Julie. She is married to Shane Hebert of Parrish and they have two sons, Aidan Taylor and Kaleb Perry. The second daughter, Katrina, is married to Bill Wright of Palmetto, Florida.

Perry and Naomi moved to Florida in the early 1970s, where they raised their daughters. The Millers returned to Virginia some 10 years ago, where Perry ministered with the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority in Abingdon, and was a part-time minister at Tunnel Hill Baptist Church and was a member of the Copper Ridge Baptist Church. Throughout his life, he ministered at Baptist churches throughout the United States and Participated in missions in nations around the world, including South America and Russia.

The memorial service will be conducted at 2 pm Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Duane Musick officiating. The family will receive friends 1 pm until 2 pm prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations may be made to the Copper Ridge Baptist Church, 109 Copper Road, Cleveland, VA 24225. To those family members who stayed by Perry in his final hours, Linda Cox, Ben and Phyllis Miller, Kermit and Wanda Miller, Debbie Yates, Diane Coleman and our beloved neighbor, Ray Hale—thank you for your support, love and compassion.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com

Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Miller family.

Melissa Boyd Cromer

CASTLEWOOD, VA-Melissa Boyd Cromer, age 40, passed away unexpectedly at her home.

Melissa was born October 7, 1974 in Wise, Virginia the daughter of Paul Boyd, Jr., and Kathy Hammons Boyd. She was of the Penacostal Faith and the wife of the late Wade Cromer.

Survivors include her daughter: Brittany Bevins Phillips and husband Jordan, Norfolk, VA; one son: Kevin (D.J.) Dewayne Powers, Jr., Castlewood, VA;Dante, VA; one brother: Mark Anthony Boyd and wife Tina, Dante, VA; one granddaughter: Kenley Phillips, Norfolk, VA; two special nieces and nephew: Breanna and Jodi Boyd; and Jarred Boyd, all of Dante, VA; special friends: Glenda and Eddie Cromer, Dante, VA; and Joe Heranney, Jr., Lebanon, VA; Also several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins survive.

The funeral service will be conducted at 7 pm Tuesday, 24, 2015 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Darrell Milgram and the Rev. Teddy Phillips officiating. Entombment will be conducted at 11 am Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in the Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood. Those attending are requested to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 am to go in procession to the Mausoleum. The family will receive friends 5 pm until 7 pm prior to the service at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com

Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Cromer family.

 

Ruth Stebbins

Ruth Stebbins, age 88, of Lebanon VA fell peacefully asleep on February 21, 2015 at home.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and a dedicated servant of Jehovah God. Born and raised in Pennsauken, southern New Jersey, she lived in Lebanon VA for the past 7 years. During her full, active life she worked as an accountant for many small businesses and, in fact, continued working as a professional tax preparer until just two weeks before her death. Typical of her self-sacrificing spirit she provided her professional services without charge to anyone who could not afford to pay.

Ruth was preceded in death by her loving husband, Martin, of 65 years, in 2013. As a faithful wife she moved residences multiple times during their marriage when Marty was transferred by his employer to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and Maryland. Following Marty’s retirement they lived in Ormond Beach, FL for 8 years where Ruth owned and operated Alimar Tax Service before returning to their native New Jersey and, finally, moving in with their daughter and her husband in Lebanon VA in 2008.

She is survived by her only child, Connie Turpen and her husband, Bill, of Lebanon VA; granddaughter, Michelle Turpen, of West Chester PA; grandson, Michael Turpen and his wife, Kimberly and great granddaughter, Nadia Turpen of Fort Collins, Colorado; and innumerable spiritual brothers and sisters throughout the world.

Ruth was an active member of the Lebanon VA Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and regularly volunteered to teach others the Bible. Always generous and self-sacrificing, Ruth consistently put the interests of others above her own. With strong faith in the Bible’s promise and the ransoming power of Jesus Christ’s shed blood, she looked forward to sleeping peacefully in the grave until being resurrected to live forever in a paradise on earth with her family, friends and a worldwide united brotherhood. She regularly shared this clear Bible teaching with others using scriptures such as Ecclesiastes 9:5,10; Acts 24:15; and Psalm 37:29. She recognized that death is an enemy, occurs due to imperfection and not the will of our loving God. (1 Corinthians 15:26; 1 John 5:7)

A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 77 Green Valley Road, Lebanon VA with good friend and spiritual brother Michael Cook presiding. In addition, a brief graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 4 at Arlington Memorial Park, Pennsauken, NJ with grandson Michael Turpen presiding.  The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the worldwide charitable work of Jehovah’s Witnesses (www.jw.org).

Combs funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276)889-4444 is serving the Stebbins family

Carolyn Puckett Rasnake

LEBANON-Carolyn Puckett Rasnake, age 68, went to be with the Lord, Sunday February 15, 2015 in the Russell County Medical Center.

Carolyn was born March 5, 1946 in Lebanon, VA a daughter of the late Frank Leslie Puckett and the late Ella Ruth Helton Puckett.

A born again Christian for over 50 years she was member of Cedar Pointe Baptist Church.

Carolyn was preceded in death by a daughter: Susan Elizabeth Rasnake; great-granddaughter: Riley Kelly.

Survivors include loving husband of 46 years: Wayne Rasnake; two sons: Robert Rasnake, Lebanon, VA and Jason Rasnake, Lebanon VA; one sister: Geneva Lark and husband Jerry, Lebanon, VA; nephew: Doug Lark and wife Suzanne, Lebanon, VA; two nieces: Janet Musick and husband Charlie B., Lebanon, VA and Sandra Davenport and husband Travis, Abingdon, VA; one brother: Harless Puckett and wife Donna, Abingdon, VA; two brothers-in-law: Mark Kelly and wife Shirley and Jeff Kelly and wife Brenda, Rogersville, TN; eight grandchildren: Emily Rasnake, Danielle Hunter, Julie and Mattie Kelly and Nicholas Kelly, Megan and Eden Rasnake; two great-grandchildren: Rhett and Reanna Kelly; several cousins also survive.

The funeral service will be conducted at 8 pm Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. James Nunley, Rev. Eugene Miller, Rev. Guy Harris and Rev. Jim Fuller. Family will receive friends and family from 6 pm to 8 pm prior to the service. Burial will be 11 am Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in the Russell Memorial Cemetery. Those planning to attend should meet at the funeral home by 10:30 am to go in procession to the cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Hunter Kelly, Doug Lark, Jason McFadden, Dwayne Musick, Matt Nunley, Eric Gardner, Larry Sykes, and Caroll Clark.

Memorials may be made to Cedar Pointe Baptist Church, P.O. Box 3127, Lebanon, VA 24266.

A special thanks to the Cleveland Lifesaving Crew for their love and care.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com

Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Rasnake family.

 

 Don Jonas  

LEBANON, VA-Don Jonas, age 81, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, February 11, 2015 in Indian Path Medical Center with his loving family by his side.

Don was born March 20, 1933 in Whirlwind West Virginia, a son of the late Jim and Zeva Mullins Jonas. A U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a retired employee of Appalachian Power Company, Clinch River Plant with 38 years of service. He was a member of Lake Bonaventure Country Club and a member of Lebanon Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother: James Jonas.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years: Flora Lee Mullins Jonas; sons: Gary Jonas and wife Sheila, Lebanon, VA ; Mike Jonas and wife Connie, Gallatin, TN; Jerry Jonas and wife Patty, Piney Flats, TN; and David Jonas and wife Carla, Abingdon, VA; grandchildren: Stephanie Honaker and husband Tony and children: Alyssa Hopson and Chandler Honaker, Swords Creek, VA; Jud Jonas and wife Natasha and children: Donovan Deel, Sadie Jonas and Tyler Stoddard, Bluff City, TN; April Jonas, Antioch, TN; Deidre Sims and husband Joshua, Mount Juliet, TN; Andrew Jonas and wife Deanna Jonas and child: Haley Jonas, Bristol, TN; and Rachel Parsons and husband Cameron, Kingsport, TN and Bailey Jonas, Abingdon, VA; brother: Delmas Jonas, Logan, WVA; and sisters: Bernice Bates, Columbus, IN; and Nausie Alfrey, Logan, WVA.

The funeral service will be conducted at 7 pm Thursday, February 12, 2015 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Pastor Heath Kahlbau officiating. Entombment will be conducted at 2 pm Friday in Ketron Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Lebanon. Military honors will be conducted by the Lebanon V.F.W. Post # 9864. Those attending are requested to meet at the funeral home by 1:30 pm to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends 5 pm until 7 pm prior to the service at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be Jud Jonas, Andrew Jonas, Tony Honaker, Bailey Jonas, Donovan Deel and Cameron Parsons. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Stoddard, Joshua Sims and Chandler Honaker. Memorial donations may be made in Don’s memory to Lebanon Baptist Church, P.O. Box 488 Lebanon, VA 24266.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com

Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Jonas family.

Curtis Odell Grizzle

LEBANON, VA- Curtis Odell Grizzle, age 90, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015 in Humming Bird Retirement Villa.

Curtis was born July 24, 1924 in Russell County a son of the late Arnold and Loretta Wells Grizzle. He was the husband of the late Dorothy Blevins Grizzle. He was a graduate of Cleveland High School, and a U.S. Army Veteran. He was of the Baptist faith.

Curtis was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by his son: Steven Grizzle; three sisters: Blanch Haney, Hazel Powers and Stella Carter; three brothers: Erby, Ralph and Denny (Bill) Grizzle.

Survivors include sister-in-law: Bolitha Grizzle, Cleveland; caregiver: Betty Hughes, Castlewood; Also several nieces and nephews survive.

The funeral service will be conducted at 7 pm Tuesday, February 10, 2015 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Kinder officiating. The family will receive friends 6 pm until 7 pm prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be conducted 11 am Wednesday, February 11, 2015 in Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood. Military honors will be conducted by the Lebanon, V.F.W. Post 9864. Those wishing to attend are requested to meet at the funeral home by 10:15 am to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com

Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Grizzle family.

 

Austine M. Fields

LEBANON, VA- Austine M. Fields, age 88, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 4, 2015 in the Clinch Valley Medical Center.

Austine was born April 29, 1926 in Abingdon a daughter of the late Frank Morefield and the late Mable Reedy Morefield and the wife of the late James Fields. She was a member of Willis Chapel United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her 1st husband: Paul (Jack) Combs; infant sister: Lorraine Frances Morefield; grandson: Robert Kyle Settle.

Survivors include one daughter: Eva Kate Combs, Lebanon; four sons: Jackie Combs and wife Brenda, Lebanon; Frank (Shorty) Combs and wife Linda, Lebanon; Ronnie (Buck) Combs and wife Diane, Castlewood; and Berton Combs and wife Barbara, Lebanon; three step-sons: James A. (Jimmy) Fields, Jr., Bristol, TN; Dean Fields, Abingdon; and Giles (Smokey) Fields and wife Wanda, Lebanon; 9 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 6 step-great-grandchildren.

The family would like to give thanks to the staff of Commonwealth Memory Care in Cedar Bluff, VA.

The funeral service will be conducted at 8 pm Saturday, February 7, 2015 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Jonah Shoop officiating. Burial will be conducted at 2 pm Sunday, February 8, 2015 in Ketron Memorial Gardens in Lebanon. Those wishing to attend are requested to meet at the funeral home by 1:30 pm to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends 5 pm until 8 pm prior to the service at the funeral home and at Austine’s home at other times. Grandsons, and Jerry Hawkins, and Haze Clark, Jr. will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Willis Chapel Church, c/o Mrs. Judy Ramsey, Treas. 1680 Pioneer Drive, Lebanon,VA 24266.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com

Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Fields family.

 

 Larry W. Deskins

LEBANON, VA- Larry (Bud) Deskins, Sr., age 92, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at the Russell County Medical Center.

Bud was born September 4, 1922 in Blackford, in Russell County a son of the late Paris and Martha Cox Deskins. He was a farmer and a member of the Church of Jesus Crist in Lebanon.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister: Alice Deskins; one daughter: Betty Nash; one grandson: Wilson Deskins, III.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years: Susie Deskins; two sons: Larry W. Deskins, Jr. and wife Phyllis, Lebanon; and Johnny Deskins, Honaker; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; one brother: Donald Deskins, Farmville, VA; Also several nieces and nephews survive.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 am Saturday, February 7, 2015 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Jackie Fields and the Rev. Darrell Harmon officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens in Abingdon. The family will receive friends after 6 pm Friday, February 6, 2015 at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be Richard Nash, Joey Deskins, Kenny Ray, Randy Bostic, Rodney Pippin, and Bill Lothery. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Bostic, William Bostic, Kevin Moore, Jack Nash, Sherman Wallace, J.C. Arrington, and Johnny Skeen.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com

Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Deskins family.

Howard Lasley

LEBANON, VA- Howard Lasley, age 89, passed away peacefully at Bristol Regional Medical Center on Monday, February 2, 2015.

Howard was born July 23, 1925 the son of the late Will and Bessie Lasley. He loved life and was hardworking, devoted and a loving husband and father whose family was his life, and he will be deeply missed. He loved to pitch horseshoes, fishing and compete in tournaments of all kinds, winning over 150 trophies. Howard was a US Navy Veteran serving in WWII, and was a charter member of the Lebanon V.F.W. Post 9864, helping to get it started, where he was a member of the Honor Guard. He retired from Appalachian Power Clinch River Plant at Carbo as Superintendent of the coal yard. He was of the Baptist Faith.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five brothers: Paul, Whit, Jake, Raymond and Sammy; two sisters: Ruth and Shelby.

Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years: Stella Lasley; two loving children: Judy Lasley, Lebanon; and William Howard (Inky) Lasley, Abingdon; one brother: Don Lasley and wife Billie, Lebanon; sisters-in-law: Mary Jo Lasley, Indianapolis, IN; and Geneva Shoemaker, Bristol, TN; Also several nieces, nephews, and many friends survive.

The funeral service will be conducted 8 pm Thursday, February 5, 2015 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Edward Tiller and the Rev. Steve Ray officiating. Burial will be conducted at 1 pm February 6, 2015 in Ketron Memorial Gardens in Lebanon. Those attending are requested to meet at the funeral home by 12:30 pm to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 pm until 8 pm prior to the service at the funeral home. The Lebanon V.F.W. Post 9864 will be conducting military rites and the National Guard will be serving as pallbearers.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com.

Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266, (276) 889-4444 is serving the Lasley family.

 

Edith Musick Ball Buchheister

CASTLEWOOD, VA- Edith Musick Ball Buchheister, 87, went to be with the Lord, Monday, February 2, 2015 in Johnston Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Edith was born October 23, 1927 in Russell County a daughter of the late Leamon and Elizabeth Musick. She was a member of the Ervin Town Free Will Baptist Church and will be missed by all.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her 1st husband: Howard Ball; sisters: Odessa Jean Musick, Julia Carmichael; brothers: Hurley, Curtis, Basil, and Titus Musick; step-daughter: Lorraine Ball; daughters-in-law: Carolyn Ball and Linda Ball.

Survivors include her husband: Robert Buchheister; two daughters: Doris Wilson and husband Frank, Big Stone Gap, VA; and Peggy Crabtree and fiancée Eugene McGlothlin, Castlewood; one son: Ronald Ball and wife Robin, St. Paul; two step-sons: Junior Ball, Bristol, VA; and Roger Ball, Bristol, TN; 19 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; several sisters and brothers-in-law; four sisters: Patricia Stacy, Maryland; Eileen Bandy and husband James, FL; Irene Sproles, Castlewood; and Alice Musick, Maryland; Also several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends survive.

The funeral service will be conducted 11 am Thursday, February 5, 2015 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Pastor Bill Crawford and Brother Roger Damron officiating. Entombment will follow in the Ketron Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Lebanon. The family will receive friends after 6 pm Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Eugene McGlothlin, and Frank Wilson. Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to your favorite charity in Ediths name.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com.

Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266, (276) 889-4444 is serving the Buchheister family.

Written on May 31st, 2012

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    Dana commented

    To the family of Sarah Beth,

    Words can not express the pain you are feeling in this season. I am praying for you all and will continue to lift you up to Jesus. I pray for His comfort, His peace for each of you. I pray that you are able to feel the Lord’s arms holding you close in this rough time. Love and Blessings….The Williams Family

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    July 11, 2012 at 11:00 am
    SUE JOHNER commented

    I HAD ONLY KNOW SARA FOR A SHORT TIME BUT SHE WAS A SWEET,BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY WHO WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HER. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT THIS TERRIBLE TIME OF LOSS. SUE JOHNER,ATWORK PERSONNEL SERVICE, MARION,VA.

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    July 11, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    Gary, Tammy, Lori Burke commented

    To the family of Guy Tignor

    I pray the Lord will wrap his loving arms around you. I hope you find comfort in knowing Guy is with Jimmy now in heaven. We love you all and wish we could be there. If I can help in any way please let my know.
    Love & Prayers,
    Gary, Tammy, Lori

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    July 12, 2012 at 6:58 am
    Dorothy Taylor Bailey commented

    To the family of Betty Jean Lark Blinne,

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Betty Jean. I had just talked to Betty Jean When Mary Ellen passed away on June 15th. We pray that God will give you peace and comfort in your loss.

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    July 13, 2012 at 11:04 am
    Della Bush Salinas commented

    I am so sorry for your loss. As a mother I know exactly the hurt and pain you are feeling for I loss my son back in 2001. And if it wasn’t for the Lord’s help I would have never made it through this terrible ordeal. I pray that you lean on Jesus in this time of sorrow and let him help you through this. God is our refuge in our time of need. I pray God gives you all the strength that you need.Lord I ask you to help this family in their time of sorrow in Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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    July 14, 2012 at 11:14 pm
    wayne heath commented

    TO MICHAEL SKEEN. SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR GRANMOTHER.OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU . YOUR IN OUR PRAYERS ALLWAYS. WAYNE AND NANCY HEATH

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    July 16, 2012 at 9:39 pm
    Joyce Snead commented

    to the family of Elane Smith
    Corkey so sorry to read about the passing of your wife. May God watch over and comfort you and the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Joyce Snead

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    August 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    To Elane’s Family:
    I want to express my sadness at hearing of Elane’s passing.
    I am proud to say that Elane and I were sisters-in-law for many years. I always appreciated her for the way she would “tell it like it is”. You always knew where you stood with Elane, that was so refreshing. Althought it has been several years since I had seen Elane, I still thought the world of her and remember the good times that we shared back then. She was an intelligent, beautiful woman and an extremely proud mother. I am honored to have been her sister-in-law. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, Bret and Jacyln, she will be missed.

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    August 5, 2012 at 8:30 pm
    Phyllis Blankenship commented

    Karen Robinson was my BFF for the last 14 yrs, she was such a great friend to everyone that she came into contact with. I miss her so much, she was more than a friend, she was my sister in heart. Love you Karen, but I know that we will see each other again in Heaven. Give my nephew, Dominic Hugh, a hug and kiss and tell him I love him from his Aunt.

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    August 28, 2012 at 10:47 pm

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