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 Sherry Taylor Combs

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Cleveland, VA – Sherry Taylor Combs, age 57, went to be with the Lord at her home Tuesday, November 29, 2016. She was born on October 1, 1959 in Russell County, the daughter of James Henry Taylor and Lucille Robinson Taylor. A 1977 graduate of Lebanon High School, she was employed by the Russell County Department of Social Services for 38 years. She was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include husband of 37 years: Larry Combs; one son: Derrick Seth Combs, Bristol, VA; parents: James Henry and Lucille Robinson Taylor, Cleveland, VA; one brother: David Taylor, Cleveland, VA

The funeral service will be conducted at 11am Friday December 2, 2016 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Reverend Duane Musick and Reverend Lyons Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Ketron Memorial Gardens, Lebanon, VA. The family will receive friends after 6pm Thursday December 1, 2016 at the funeral home.   Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cleveland Life Saving Crew at P.O. Box 129, Cleveland, VA 24225.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com. Combs Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266, (276)889-4444 is serving the Combs family

Shelia Elaine Stoots

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LOUISVILLE, KY- Shelia Elaine Stoots, age 55, passed away unexpectedly Friday, November 19, 2016 at her home.

Shelia was born June 26, 1961 in Lynchburg, Virginia, a daughter of Homer Lee White and Carelene Sage White. She was a graduate of Lebanon High School and joined the U.S. Army receiving her degree as a nurse. Shelia was of the Baptist faith.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Survivors include one daughter: Jennifer Nunley and husband Pastor James Nunley, Lebanon, VA; one son: Jason Page, Louisville, KY; her parents: Homer Lee White and Carelene White, Lebanon, VA; one Sister: Pamela Hatfield, Abingdon, VA: half-sister: Brenda Purdham, Woodbridge, VA; two brothers: Micheal Lee White and wife Rhonda, Abingdon, VA; and Richard Duane White and wife Donna, Lebanon, VA; grandchildren: Easton and Greyson Page, Kaydence, Krista, Kyleigh Nunley: and faithful companion: BJ.

The funeral service will be conducted 1 pm Friday, November 25, 2016 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sage officiating. Burial will follow in Ketron Memorial Gardens with military honors conducted by the Lebanon V.F.W. Post 9864. The family will receive friends 6 pm until 8 pm Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be Chad Long, Chandler Long, Brandon Perkins, Austin White, Aaron White and Joseph Farmer.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online to the family at www.combsfuneralservice.com Combs Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276)889-4444 is serving the Stoots family. 

Mary Belle Perkins  

LEBANON, VA- Mary Belle Perkins, age 84, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 6, 2016, in Grace Health Care in Abingdon.

Mary Belle was born March 2, 1932 in Russell County, a daughter of the late Jack and Vida Ramsey Phillips.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband: Willie Perkins; two daughters: Sandra Lee Moretz and Linda June Moretz; four brothers: Ray Phillips, Paul Carter Phillips, Andrew Phillips and Robert Phillips.

Survivors include one daughter: Lorraine Salyers and husband Bert, Lebanon, VA; one son: Carlos Perkins and wife Janet, Dante, VA; one grandson: Josh Salyers and wife Sara, Johnson City, TN; one great-grandson: Lawrence Salyers, Johnson City, TN; brothers: Willard Phillips and wife Mary, Rockdale, TX; and Carlos Phillips and wife Brenda, Stewartstown, PA;.

The funeral service will be conducted at 1 pm Thursday, November 10, 2016 in the Combs Funeral service Chapel with the Rev. Roger Phillips officiating. The family will receive friends 11 am until 1 pm prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online to the family at www.combsfuneralservice.com Combs Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276)889-4444 is serving the Perkins family.

Betty Jean Maxfield

CASTLEWOOD, VA- Betty Jean Maxfield, Age 63, went to be with the Lord Sunday, November 6, 2016 with her loving family by her side.

Betty was born July 29, 1953 in Lebanon, VA, a daughter of George and Audrey White Lampkins. She was an employee of C-Health in Lebanon and attended Glorious Church of Jesus.

She was preceded in death by one brother: George E. Lampkins, Jr.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years: Gary Lee Maxfield; one son: Gary Maxfield, Jr., and wife Tonya, Castlewood, VA; parents: George and Audrey White Lampkins, Castlewood, VA; five sisters: Margaret and husband Slemp Reynolds, Meadowview, VA; Linda and husband Ted Rasnake, Lebanon, VA; Kathy and husband Michael Rhea, Cleveland, VA; Norma Gay and husband Larry Lee Ball; Belfast, VA; and Wanda and husband Eddie Turner, Castlewood, VA; Also several nieces and nephews survive.

The family would like to give a special thank you to all of Betty’s nurses and caregivers.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 am Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Virgil Musick and the Pastor Ted Rasnake officiating. The Burial will follow in the Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood. The family will receive friends from 6 pm until 9 pm Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at the funeral home. Adam Rhea, Johnny Long, Bradley Ball, Lewis Maxfield, Jr., Edward Purcell, Anthony Reynolds, Alex Turner, Matthew Rasnake and Jeff Miller will serve as pallbearers.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online to the family at www.combsfuneralservice.com Combs Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276)889-4444 is serving the Maxfield family.

Ruth Elizabeth Robinson

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DUFFIELD, VA- Ruth Elizabeth Robinson, age 89, passed away at her home Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

Ruth was born February 16, 1927 in Russell County, VA, to the late Ronnie Hubbard and Elizabeth Cox Hubbard. She attended Pentecostal Power House Church in Gate City, VA.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son: James Cox, Elizabethton, TN; and seven brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include one brother: Bill Hubbard and wife Evelyn Hubbard, Conover, North Carolina; daughter: Mona Williams, Duffield, VA; two sons: Steve Cox and wife Gloria Cox, Damascus, VA; and David Cox and wife Debbie Cox, Louisa, VA; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren; Also several nieces and nephews survive.

The funeral service will be conducted at 7 pm Friday, November 4, 2016 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Dwayne Williams and the Rev. Harry Lee Moore officiating. The family will receive friends 5 pm until 7 pm prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be conducted at 11 am Saturday. November 5, 2016 in 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. Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Williams, Paul Williams, Robby Wagner, Neal Wagner, Steve Cox, Trevor Cox and Larry Edwards.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online to the family at www.combsfuneralservice.com Combs Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276)889-4444 is serving the Robinson family.

Freda V. Cook

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LEBANON, VA- Freda V. Cook, age 90, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, VA.

Freda was born December 7, 1925 in Grundy, VA. She was the adopted daughter of the late Manual and Stella Stacy of Lebanon, VA.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three sisters: Anna Lazuka, Frankfort, KY; Georgia MacIntosh, Sebastian, FL; and Nell Law, Stillwater, OK; her husband of 56 years: Buell Cook, he was a retired employee from Appalachian Power Company, Clinch River Plant.

Survivors include four sons: Henry Lee Cook, Lebanon, VA; Ernest Eugene Cook, Lebanon, VA; Buell Cook, Jr. and wife Nancy, Lake St. Louis, MO; and Harold Lloyd Cook, Raleigh, NC; Three grandsons: Kevin Eugene Cook, Lebanon, VA; Jason Lee Cook and wife Jessica, Colorado Spring, CO; and Grant Cook and wife Ashley, Eureka, MO; three Great-granddaughters: Jasmine Cook, Emily Cook and Jada Cook.

The funeral Service will be conducted at 2 pm Thursday, November 3, 2016 in the Ketron Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Lebanon, with the Rev. Jeff Kinder Officiating, followed by entombment. Those attending are requested to meet at the Mausoleum prior to the service. The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6 pm until 8 pm at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online to the family at www.combsfuneralservice.com Combs Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276)889-4444 is serving the Cook family.

Jackie L. Harmon

 

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LEBANON, VA- Jackie L. Harmon, age 65, passed away at home on Friday, October 28, 2016 following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born June 26, 1951, he was a retired coal miner with Consol Energy and a member of the UMWA. He attended Lebanon Memorial United Methodist Church. Jackie was a gentle and loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Giles and Eula Mae Fogleman Harmon of the Elk Garden community.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Wanda Harrison Harmon; his son, David Harmon; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Harmon; and beloved grandchildren, Tessa and Corey. He is also survived by his sister, Reverend Brenda Carroll, and her husband, Reverend Larry Carroll, of Knoxville, TN; 10 nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews.

The family will accept friends from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Lebanon Memorial United Methodist Church, with a memorial service to follow at 3:30 p.m. with Reverend Timothy Hankins and Reverend Larry Carroll officiating.

The family would like to express their gratitude with special thanks to Dr. Timothy Davis, Dr. Bernard Tisdale, Cathy Hopkins, Lydia Novruzor, Teresa, and all the infusion nurses and office staff at JMH Cancer Center for the excellent care he received.

Also, special thanks to Dr. Townsend, Shelley Miller, and all the staff at C-Health of Lebanon; Dr. T.C. Green, and Dr. Gilles at Wellmont Medical Center; and Dr. John Powell. Many special thanks to RCMC Home Health and Hospice (especially Norma and Sally), Reverend Timothy Hankins, Reverend Ralph Kidd, Reverend Larry Carroll, and to members of Lebanon Memorial United Methodist Church for their prayers and support during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lebanon Memorial United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online to the family at www.combsfuneralservice.com Combs Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276)889-4444 is serving the Harmon family.

Adalene Musick Sykes

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LEBANON, VA.-Adalene Musick Sykes, age 102, passed away Friday October 21, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Russell County, Va., July 11, 1914, to the late Charlie B. Musick and Alice Combs Musick.   She spent most of her life in Russell and Buchanan counties and moved to Lebanon, Va. in the early fifties. Together they established Russell Coal Corporation in Lebanon, Virginia, where she served as Office Manager for 25 years. Also, served as Officer Manager for S & S Coal Corporation in Buchanan County and Dickenson Fuel in Dickenson County. She was a member of Spring City Baptist Church and formally Cleveland Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, A. T. Sykes, in 1991, Son-in-law Lawrence E. Taylor, brothers Burchard Musick, Kermit Musick, Esmond Musick, and Charlie M. Musick; sisters: Stella Musick, Chloe Musick, Madie Musick, and Gracie Musick.

Adalene was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was a kind devoted person to her family and friends.  Words cannot express her appreciation and love for them.

She is survived by three daughters:  Anne S. McClanahan, Bristol, Va., Sue S. Taylor, Lebanon, Va., and Jeane S. Linkous and husband Don, Abingdon, Va.; one granddaughter: Karen McMurray and husband Jack of Kingsport, TN; one grandson: Charles McClanahan, Bristol, Va.: one great-granddaughter: Mandi Lewis and husband Robbie; one great-great grandson, Desmond Sykes Lewis, Kingsport, TN.

The funeral service will be conducted at 7 pm, Sunday, October 23, 2016, in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Eggers officiating.  Interment will be Monday, October 24, 2016 at 11 am in the Russell Memorial Cemetery.  Those wishing to attend are requested to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 am to go in procession to the cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5 pm until 7 pm prior to the service.

Pallbearers will be Emmitt Musick, Eddie Hall, Woody McClanahan, Tom Musick, Terry Saddler, and Dr. Joe DiPietro.  Honorary pallbearers will be Don Lasley, Noah Rasnake, Jr., Tim Dawson, Terry Spencer, Cleveland Lifesaving Crew. Special thanks to Dr. Brian Easton, Eddie and Anita Snead, Miranda and Joe Yates, Cleveland Lifesaving Crew, Russell County Home Health, Tim Dawson, Terry Spencer and Allie Musick.

Expressions of sympathy may made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com.  Combs Funeral Service 291 Highway 71, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276)889-4444 is serving the Sykes family.

 Attie Hicks

CASTLEWOOD, Va.-Attie Hicks, age 87, went to be with the Lord Friday, October 21, 2016 at her home.

Attie was born February 15, 1929 in Russell County. She was a member of Molls Creek Church where she taught Sunday school for 60 years. She loved her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter: Patsy Hicks, mother, two sisters and one brother.

She is survived by her loving husband of sixty-eight years Earnest Hicks; two daughters: Nancy Hale and husband Ralph, Lebanon and Phyllis Meade and husband, J.D., St. Paul; one sister and four brothers; two grandsons: Stephen Campbell and wife Patty, Castlewood and Eddie Meade and wife Kami, Johnson City, Tn.; six great-grandchildren: Chris Campbell and wife Megan, Castlewood; Timothy Campbell and wife Elizabeth, Castlewood; Josh Meade, Johnson City, Tn.; Abbie Campbell, Ashley Stacy and Natalie Meade; two great-great-granddaughters: Aria and Heyley Campbell, Castlewood; special caregiver: Jared Musick.

The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 22, 2016 in Combs Funeral Service chapel with Roger Hearl, Doug Trent and Howard Taylor officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m. Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the family cemetery on Copper Ridge in Castlewood. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. prior to the service. Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Molls Creek Church.

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

Combs Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Hicks family.

John Deward Skeen

LEBANON, VA- John Deward Skeen, age 87, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 in Bristol Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

Deward was born August 19th, 1929, in Castlewood to the late John Haskell and the late Lottie Robinson Skeen. He was a retired jailer with the Russell County Sheriff’s Office for 17 years and employed by Pike Electric for 15 years. Deward loved bluegrass, playing with Trigg Fields, and the Russell County Boys for 40 years. He was a member of Green Valley Baptist Church and a member of the Green Valley Boys for more than 20 years.

Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Bessie Mae Fields Skeen; one son: James Deward (Jimmy) Skeen, and wife Pamela, Lebanon; one grandson: Tyler Skeen and fiancée Tiffany Hylton, Lebanon; one granddaughter: Kimberly Skeen, Lebanon; six sisters: Dorothy Louthan, Sneedville, TN; Wilma Gilliam, Noblesville, IN; Edith Sluss and husband Curtis, Coeburn, VA; Jewel Haga and husband Don, Blountville, TN; Phyllis Peacock and husband Earl, Holden, MO; and Eliza Williams and husband Randy, Lebanon, VA; Brothers: George Kyle Skeen, Lebanon, VA; Larry Skeen and wife Rhonda, Castlewood VA; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to Dr.Shao and staff of Wellmont Cancer Center and Bristol Regional Medical Center and staff, Shelia Vandyke, Jerry Shortridge, Carlos Garrett, Tim Dawson and Terry Spencer.

Funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, October 21st, 2016 in the Green Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Darrell Naff, Rev. Jim Fuller and Randy Williams officiating. Burial will be conducted at Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2016. Those wishing to attend are requested to meet at the church by 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. at Green Valley Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Skeen, Tony Skeen, Wayne Sluss, David Sluss, Kevin Williams, Jeff Gilliam, Joey Skeen, and Jerry Shortridge. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Wallace, Steve Dye and the Russell County Sheriff’s Department, Carter Chafin, Kenneth Johnson, and the men of Green Valley Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Green Valley Baptist Church, 695 Green Valley Road or to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road #102, Johnson City, Tn.

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

Combs Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Skeen family..

Otis Skeens

LEBANON, VA- Otis Skeens, age 71, passed away Monday, October 17, 2016 at his home.

Otis was born December 28, 1944 in Buchanan County, a son of the late Girtie and Gladys Keen Skeens. He was a longtime roofer from 1962 until 2004 in Chicago, IL and Toledo, OH. Otis was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers: Bobby, Ray and Estil Skeens.

Survivors include sisters: Helen Keen and husband Ernest, Tazewell, VA; Linda and husband Richard Lester, Lebanon, VA; one brother: Hassel Skeens, Morristown, TN; and several nieces and nephews survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Combs Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Skeens family.

Mike “DoDay” Wolfe

LEBANON, VA- Michael L. (Doday) Wolfe, age 57, went to be with the Lord Saturday, October 15, 2016 in Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Michael was born October 1, 1959, a son of the late Woodrow and Fannie Kate Richardson Wolfe. He was of the Baptist Faith. He was a life member of the Lebanon Lifesaving Crew with over 30 years of service and the District 9 V.A.V.R.S. He loved wrestling matches and loved to cook for his family.

In addition to his family he was preceded in death by two sisters: Katie Lee Clark, and Linda Kay Wolfe; four brothers: Billy Carol, Carlos,Woodrow, Danny Lee and Giles Henry Wolfe.

Survivors include two sisters: Letty Jean Groce, Lebanon, VA; and Sharon Sue Tiller, Lebanon, VA; special friends; Dr. Norman Rexrode, David and Stephanie Kegley, J.L. Kegley and Robbie Parks; Also several nieces and nephew.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2 pm Thursday, October 20, 2016 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Donnie Musick and the Rev. Danny Rhea officiating. Burial will follow in the West Hill Cemetery in Lebanon. The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4 pm until 9 pm at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be Randy Duty, Alfie Dishman, Shannon Dishman, Carl Rhea, Darrell Beavers and Charles McCurdy. Honorary Pallbearers will be nephews, Lebanon Lifesaving Crew, Virginia State Police, Dr. Norman Rexrode, Kegley’s Service Center staff, Terry Spencer, and Tim Dawson.

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

Combs Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Wolfe family.

Ronald (Freddie) Robins

LEBANON, VA- Ronald (Freddie) Robins, age 59, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016 in Johnston Memorial Hospital.

Freddie was born February 24, 1957, a son of the late Fred and Viola Robins Massie. He was a truck driver for the past 30 years.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Lillian (Kay) Salyer; brothers: David (Crockett) Robins and Freddie Everett Robins.

Survivors include one daughter: Brandie Jackson and Ronnie (R.J.) Jackson, Hansonville, VA; one son: Ronald (Little Ronnie) Allen Robins, Lebanon, VA; two sisters: Catherine Dye and husband Gary, Spring City; and Dorothy Warren and husband Rodney, Abingdon, VA; mother-in-law: Marion Salyer, Lebanon, VA; seven grandchildren: Charity, Crystal, Cayden, Ceston, Cerenity Jackson and Skylar and Branson Robins; six step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren; special friend: Trish Johnson, Lebanon, VA; Also several nieces and nephews survive.

A song service will be conducted at 6:30 pm Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 am Wednesday, October 19, 2016 in the Salyer Family Cemetery (East Cross Roads Drive) with the Rev. Donnie Musick officiating. Those wishing to attend are requested to meet at the funeral home by 10:15 am to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends 5 pm until 7 pm prior to the song service at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be Ronnie McGlothlin, Anthony McGlothlin, Matt Mullens, Cody and Corey Jackson and Isaac Chaffin. Honorary Pallbearers will be Rodney Warren, Bill Sword, William Sword, Kevin Chaffin, Larry Lasley and Gary Dye.

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

Combs Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Robins family.

Oakley Fields

CASTLEWOOD-Oakley Fields, age 92, went to be with the Lord Friday, October 14, 2016 at his home with his family by his side.

A lifelong resident of Russell County, he was employed by V.D.O.T with 40 years of service. He was a longtime member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Fields; three brothers, Hubert Fields, Buford Fields and Garland Fields and one sister, Mary Roberts.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Ada Powers Fields; one daughter, Ina Reed and husband Logan, Sims, IL; one son, James O. (Little Jim) Fields, Hansonville; five grandchildren, Jessica Greenwalt and husband Chad, Howard Reed and wife Ashley, William and wife Kristy, Wayne County, IL, James V. Fields and Joshua P. Fields and fiancée Elizabeth Lester all of Castlewood; one brother, Jimmy F. Fields and wife Anna Lee, Castlewood; one sister-in-law, Toots Fields, Castlewood; three special caregivers, Richie Minton, Mary Artrip and James V. Fields. Thirteen great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.

The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, October 17, 2016 in the Combs Funeral Service chapel with Rev. Jeff Kinder officiating. The burial will follow at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Temple Hill Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend should meet at the funeral home by 12:15 to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. prior to the service. Grandsons and great-nephews will serve as pallbearers. Military honors 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 Highway 71, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Fields family.

Diane Kiser

LEBANON, VA- Diane Kiser, age 64, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at her home.

Diane was born July 28, 1952 in Hickory North Carolina, a daughter of the late Herbert and Bonnie Neece Heaton. She was a former employee of Dickensonville Rest Home and was of the Christian faith.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers: Darrell Heaton, and Burie Heaton; sister: Garnett Benson; and one great-grandson: Holden Compton.

Survivors include one daughter: Becky Duty and husband Scotty, Honaker, VA; one son: Travis Kiser and wife Missy, Lebanon, VA; two grandchildren: Breanna Compton and husband Chase, Council, VA; and Zachary Kiser, Lebanon, VA; one great-grandson: Mason Compton, Council, VA; three sisters: Dorothy Smith, Lebanon, VA; Cathy Massie, Rosedale, VA; and Julia Tackett, Alabama; one brother: Fred Heaton, Dante, VA; special great-nephews: Wyatt Smith, Braxton Lasley, and Damon Carpenter; special great nieces: Baylee Franklin, Aliah Smith and Aubrey Mahala.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 am Saturday, October 15, 2016 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with Rick Thompson and Robert Tiller officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Family Cemetery near the home. The family will receive friends after 6 pm Friday, October 14, 2016 at the funeral home, with a song service at 7 pm with Don Sullivan. Serving as pallbearers will be Brandon Smith, David Smith, Kevin Smith, J.R. Franklin, Scotty Duty, Gary Lasley, Rick Craven, and Junior Crabtree. Honorary pallbearers will be Chase Compton, Ricky Smith, Terry Smith and Richard Smith.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com. Combs Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Kiser family.

Mary Clair Fields Tignor  

LEBANON, VA- Mary Clair Fields Tignor, age 85, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016 at her home.

Clair was born December 1, 1930, to the late Kemp Fields and the late Nannie Fogleman Fields. She was a member of Mount Olive Christian Church and was employed by Russell Manufacturing in Lebanon, as a Floor Supervisor for 48 years.

Clair was preceded in death by her husband Daniel Trigg Tignor; three brothers: Frank Fields, Will Fields and Charles Ed Fields.

Survivors include one son: William Trigg Tignor and wife Diane; one special granddaughter: Mary Beth Tignor; one sister: Bessie Mae Skeen and husband John; one sister-in-law: Connie Tignor; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Joyce for her love and care of our mother and grandmother.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 pm Thursday, October 13, 2016 in Ketron Memorial Gardens with Pastor Paul Young officiating. Those wishing to attend are requested to meet at the funeral home by 12:30 pm to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 pm until 9 pm Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the funeral home. Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired Department, 397 Azalea AVE. Richmond, VA 23227.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com. Combs Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Tignor family.

John Dean Ulrich

John Dean Ulrich, age 75, of Lebanon passed away Monday, October 3, 2016 at his home.

John was a son of the late Clement M. Ulrich and the late Hazel Moore Ulrich.

A retired tool maker with A.C. General Motors with 30 years of service. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed playing golf and woodworking. John served the Lord his entire life. He was a member and music leader of the East Flint Church of the Nazarene for many years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant twin son Martin Adam Ulrich. Survivors include his wife of 54 years: Phyllis Green Ulrich, Lebanon, VA; son: Dr. Michael A. and wife Melody, Lebanon, VA.; daughter: Marie A. Ford and husband Jerry L. Ford, Jr., Monroe, MI; three brothers: Dale Ulrich and wife Valerie, CA; Paul Ulrich and wife Barbara, FL; and Martin Ulrich and wife Diane, MI: his sister: Nancy Loudermilk and husband George, Flint, MI; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

A memorial service will be conducted 11 am Saturday, October 8, 2016 in the Family Community Church of the Nazarene, 5366 S. State Rd, Goodrich, MI 48438.

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 Ulrich family.

 

John J. Clark

LEBANON, VA- John J. Clark, age 83, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Johnston Memorial Hospital.

John was a lifelong resident of Russell County, he was a son of the late Glen and Annie Clark and the husband of the late Helen Honaker Clark. He was a retired carpenter and was of the Christian faith.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by brother: Cecil Clark; sisters: Florence Cook and Peggy Honaker.

Survivors include one daughter: Sandi Richardson and husband William, Abingdon, VA; four grandchildren: Jonathan Richardson and wife Zrria, Chicago, Ill; Stephen Richardson, Richmond, VA; Samantha Richardson, Washington, DC; and Christopher Richardson, Richmond, VA; one sister: Nancy Smith, Danville, KY; one brother: Bill Clark and wife Shirley, Lebanon, VA; Also several nieces and nephews survive.

The funeral service will be conducted at 5:30 pm Friday, October, 7, 2016 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Pastor Tom Crise officiating. The family will receive friends 5-5:30 pm prior to the service at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com. Combs Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Clark family.

C.A. Long

CASTLEWOOD, VA- C.A. Long, age 79, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, October 1, 2016.

He was a member of Adams’s Chapel Church. He was preceded in death by wife: Agnes Long, several brothers and sisters, and was the son of the late Calvin Long, Sr., and the late Alta Stone.

He is survived by his wife: Pauline Long; sisters: Grace Boggs and Judy Breeding; six children: Susie McReynolds and husband Thad, Debbie Vance and husband Greg, Calvin (Jr) Long, Michelle Breeding and husband Scott, Johnny Long and wife Missy, Susie Layne and husband A.C.; one step-son: Eugene Collins; ten grandchildren: one step-granddaughter, five great-grandchildren and three step-great- grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at 6 pm Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in the Adam’s Chapel Church. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Adam’s Chapel Church in care of Susan Moore, 1559 Seven Springs Hollow Road, Castlewood, VA 24224.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com. Combs Funeral Service, 291 highway 71, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Long family.

Glen Elmer Jessee

LEBANON, VA- Glen Elmer Jessee, age 89, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016.

Glen was born June 29, 1927 in Cleveland, VA a son of the late Fred Jessee and the late Mary Dotson Jessee.

Survivors include two sons: Dennis Jessee and Duane Jessee; one daughter: Glenda Alaturre; brother: Frank Jessee; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

Combs Funeral Service, 291 highway 71, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Jessee family.

Betty Sue Barker

LEBANON, VA- Betty Sue Barker, age 76, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 in the Russell County Medical Center with her family by her side.

Betty was born January 29, 1940 in Cleveland, VA a daughter of the late Monroe and Audra Mae Monk Dotson. She was a former employee of Russell County Medical Center, working in housekeeping.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister: Beatrice Alderson; three brothers: Archie Monroe Dotson, Charles Eugene Dotson and Robert Dee Lee Dotson.

Survivors include two daughters: Debra Sue Compton, Cleveland, VA; and Wanda Jean Ferguson and husband Denny, Lebanon, VA; one son: Kyle Wayne Brooks and wife Melanie, Nashville, TN; one sister: Shirley Ann Fields and husband Edgar, Oklahoma, OK; Also several nieces and nephews survive.

The funeral service will be conducted 2 pm Friday, September 23, 2016 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Pastor Frank Scott officiating. The family will receive friends noon until 2 pm prior to the service at the funeral home. Entombment will follow in the Ketron Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Lebanon. Serving as pallbearers will be Christopher Adam Compton, Chad Anthony Ferguson, Dillon Reece Ferguson, Christopher Skylor Brooks and Denny Ferguson.

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

Combs Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Barker family.

Leonard Fletcher

LEBANON, Va. – Leonard Fletcher, age 90, of Green Valley Road, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clinas Rose Fletcher, his parents, W. M. and Rosalie Deel Fletcher, his sister, Pauline Robbins, and brothers Luther, Claude and John Fletcher. He is survived by two sons, Steve Fletcher and wife, Linda, and Scotty Fletcher and wife, Louanne, of Lebanon; one daughter, Kathi Kiser and husband, Joe, of Kingsport; seven grandchildren, Andrew Kiser and wife, Jennifer, Kingsport, Kelly Kiser Roberts and husband, Todd, Maryville, Tenn., Kerra Fletcher Troutman and husband Jason, Dayton, Ohio, Charlotte Fletcher Gilmer and husband, Wesley, Lebanon, David Fletcher and wife, Sara, South Korea, Jessica Fletcher Phillips and husband, Lance, and Brandon Fletcher and wife, Kristen, all of Abingdon, Va.; and great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Natalie Roberts, Benjamin and Elizabeth Kiser, Abiah Troutman, Bill and Fletcher Gilmer, Olivia and Griffin Phillips and Kate and Ella Fletcher. Also surviving are three brothers, Ellis Childress, H. I. Fletcher and William Hascue Fletcher; one sister, Winnie Lou Cantrell. He is also survived by a special friend, Shelby Boardwine, to whom the family would like to give their thanks and gratitude for providing the companionship and love she gave Fletch the past several years.

Fletch, as he was known, was a member of Green Valley Baptist Church, Lebanon, where he served as Deacon Emeritus. His Christian life was reflected daily in his service to others, his deep sense of honor and loyalty to family and friends and even in his sense of humor.

Fletch was born in west Dante and grew up in Lee County. He served in the Navy from 1944-1946 during WWII as a Seaman 1st Class on the USS Coccopa. He moved to Big Ridge in Clintwood in 1947 where he met Clinas. Much to her chagrin, he loved to tell how she picked him up when he was hitchhiking. They were married in May, 1949, and remained devoted to each other until her death in September, 2006.

Fletch moved his family to Royal Oak, Michigan in 1956 to work for American Incinerator. After he and Clinas decided they wanted to raise their family closer home, they moved to Lebanon in 1960 and he started Lebanon Plumbing and Heating with his partner and brother-in-law, Derl Rose.

Fletch worked at Southern States Co-operative in Lebanon from 1970 until he retired in 1990. Even after retirement he was often called upon to service furnaces for those who found his work to be of high quality. He never complained or turned down a need to fix a furnace or thaw a water line no matter how dark or cold the night. Of course, if they offered him a piece of country ham or jar of homemade apple butter it made it even better.

In 1962, Fletch joined Lebanon Masonic Lodge #251 where he served as Master, District Deputy and District Instructor of Work. He was also Worthy Patron with Eastern Star in Abingdon and Honaker and a member of Castlewood Royal Arch Chapter.

The family will receive friends after 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 at Green Valley Baptist Church, 695 Green Valley Road, Lebanon. Masonic Lodge #251 A.F. & A.M Rites will be conducted at 7:30 and the funeral will follow at 8:00 p.m., with Rev. Darrell Fletcher and Rev. Darrell Naff officiating. Entombment will be Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at Memorial Chapel Mausoleum in Ketron Memorial Gardens at 11 a.m., with Rev. Darrell Naff officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by Lebanon Post # 9864. Those wishing to join the processional may meet at Green Valley Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. Pallbearers will be Don Mosier, Randy Jessee, Jerry Hawkins, Mark Mitchell, Wayne Campbell, George Tetter, Doug Baker and Roger Clevinger. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Lebanon Masonic Lodge. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Green Valley Baptist Church 695 Green Valley Road, Lebanon, VA 24266.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com Combs Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA, (276) 889-4444, is serving the family of Mr. Fletcher.

Linda Johnson Butler

Lebanon-VA, Linda Johnson Butler, went to be with the Lord Sunday September 11, 2016, in the Bristol Wellmont Hospice House, She was a daughter of the late Robert Lee Johnson and Dorothy Musick Johnson.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 pm Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in the Russell Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Jeff Kinder officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 pm. in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com. Combs Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA, 24266 (276)889-4444 is serving the Butler family.

Teddy Wayne Fleming

CLEVELAND, VA- Teddy Wayne Fleming, age 15, went home to be with the Lord Thursday evening September 1st, 2016, from injuries received in a dirt bike accident. Teddy was born September 26th, 2000 oldest son of Joseph Fleming and Marcella Bogle. He was a sophomore at Lebanon High School and attended the Russell County Career and Technology Center, where he excelled in masonry. He played football, baseball, and wrestling. He loved to ride dirt bikes, hunt, fish, and the outdoors. He attended church at Maple Grove Community Church.

He was preceded in death by his step-father: Doug Miller, maternal grandparents Stoney and Maxine Fuller, step-paternal grandparents Arlie and Wanda Miller.

Survivors include his paternal auntie/mom with whom he made his home: Angie Smith, Cleveland, VA; two sisters: McKenzie Miller, Tazewell, VA: September Skye Fleming, Clintwood, VA; chosen sisters; Mary Ann Bogle, and Cheyenne Bogle, Tazewell, VA; chosen brothers; Alex Hamilton and wife Morgan, Cleveland, VA; Justin Browning and Adam Williams both of Tazewell, VA; father Joseph Fleming, Independence, VA and Papa Spud (Oakie) and (Momma) Paula Bogle, Tazewell, VA; mother Marcella Bogle and Walter, Tazewell, VA; one brother Charlie Hampton, Clintwood, VA; one step-brother: Andrew Bogle, Tazewell, VA; paternal grandparents John, Bill, and Coletta Jo Vanover, Clintwood, VA; chosen grandmother MeMe (Mary) Harrison, Tazewell, VA; chosen nephew, Little Tater (Oakie) Williams; and extended family and friends.

A celebration of life will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, September 4th, 2016 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with Pastor Don Hobson and Pastor Keith Milam officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Thompson Valley, VA Monday September 5th, 2016 at 2 p.m. Those wishing to attend are requested to meet at the cemetery. The family will receive friends begining at 4 p.m. prior to service. Pallbearers will be the Lebanon High School Football Team. Honorary pallbearers will be classmates, close friends, and family.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com. Combs Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71, Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA, 24266 (276)889-4444 is serving the Fleming family.

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  • GLENDA SUTHERLAND says:

    DO U STILL HAVE RECORDS FROM 1980 ON GLEN EVERETT ELAM IF SO HOW COULD I GET THOSE IM HIS DAUGHTER

    • admin says:

      Just give us a call at 276-889-4444 and ask for James or Danielle. We should have his records on file. Thanks!! Combs Funeral Service

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