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Area Obituaries Robert "'Rob" Paul Cassell Jr. CASTLEWOOD, VIR- GINIA - Robert Paul "Rob" Cassell, Jr., 45, died Friday, January 24, 2014 at Russell County Medical Center, Lebanon, Virginia. He was born in Bristol, Tennessee; son of the late Robert Paul Cassell, Sr. He Was preceded in death by one sister, Susan Westey Sperow. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in St. Paul, Virginia. He graduated from Castlewood High School in 1986 and from Southwest Community College in 1988 and the University of Virginia College at Wise in 1991. He is survived by his mother, June King Cassell of Castlewood, Virginia; two nieces, Ashley Sperow Musick and husband, Josh of Lebanon, Virginia and Laura Sperow Johnson and husband, Michael of Castlewood, Virginia; one great niece, Jadah; one great nephew, Ethan; and many extended family and a wide circle of friends. Memorial Services for Robert Paul "Rob" Cassell, Jr. were conducted at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 2014 in St. Mark's Episcopal Church, St. Paul, Virginia with Rev. Robert Beauchamp officiating. The family received friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 2014 in St. Mark's Episcopal Church, St. Paul, Virginia. On line condo- lences may be sent to the Cassell family through our website at www.castle- Castlewood Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Eugene "'Gene" Fields Eugene "Gene" Fields, ag e 71, of Kingsport, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014, at Holston Valley Medical Center, after a brief illness. Mr. Fields was born on December 30, 1942 in Dante, Virginia, the son of the late Rev. Ralph and June Fields. He resided in Kingsport, TN where he was employed by Kingsport Power Company in the engineering depart- ment for 33 years. He was a member of Rings Chapel Baptist Church in Castlewood, VA where he taught youth Sunday school classes, and in later years became a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church. Gene was an avid NASCAR and Dobyns- Bennett football fan. He especially enjoyed spend- ing time with family and vacationing at the beach, but his newest thrill in life was becoming a proud granddaddy of twins, which he enjoyed spending every moment he could with them. Mr. Fields was preceded in death by his mother and father Rev. Ralph and June Fields, and one brother Ralph Carl Fields Jr. Survivors include his lov- ing wife, Kay S. Fields of 48 years; son, Stephen Eugene Fields and wife Abigail, and his pride and joy his twin grandchildren, Jackson Eugene and Sierra Elizabeth of Blountville, TN. One sister Ethel E Schenk and husband Bobby of Glen Allen, VA; two brothers Stanford L. Fields and wife Joyce of N. Myrtle Beach, SC; Gaines "Buddy" Fields of Kingsport, TN. He is also survived by his mother-in- law Elma Ruth Sluss, who he considered his second mother of Nickelsville, VA; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, Roger and Dorothy Sluss of Stephens City, VA, Ronald Sluss of Castlewood, VA, and Kathy and Mike Tiller of Bristol, TN, also several nieces and nephews. The family received friends on Thursday, January 9 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at East Lawn Funeral Home. The Funeral Service followed at 7:00 pm with Rev. Greg Burton officiating. Entombment service was held Friday, January 10, at East Lawn Memorial Park at 11:00 am, Pallbearers were: Elgin Gonce, Daniel Armstrong, Andrew Bell, Christopher Mynhier, Garland Osborne, and Howard Hudson. In lieu of flowers contri- butions may be sent to Colonial Heights Baptist Church Family Life Center, 108 Colonial Heights Road, Kingsport, TN 37663. Please visit m to leave a condolence for the family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home, Kingsport, TN. Lora Jane Johnson Lora Jane Johnson, 75, of Castlewood passed away at Grace Healthcare of Abingdon on Monday, January 20, 2014. She was born December 27, 1938; a twin daughter of Robert Edward Lee Johnson & Bonnie Nell (Skeens) Johnson in the Gravel Lick community of Russell County, Virginia. Lora attended St. Paul grade school through 8th grade and 9th grade at Castlewood High School. She later completed her GED & became a licensed beautician. Lora enjoyed racing in the Powder Puff Derbies at the Lonesome Pine Raceway in the 50's & 60's, winning several trophies. She was also an excellent marksman and loved competitive shoot- ing. She worked as a beau- tician under Faye Cooper in St. Paul and then switched careers to be a caretaker to the elderly. In the late 70's, she moved to High Point, NC and was employed in a furniture factory for 20 years. After retirement, she returned to Russell County and lived with her twin. sister, Laura Johnson Popp Gilbert until Laura's death in 2005. She loved growing flowers; roses were her favorite. She was a fan of classic country music and an avid lover of TV westerns. Lora was from a family of six siblings including two set sets of twins. She is preceded in death by her daddy, Robert Edward Lee Johnson; her mommy, Bonnie Skeens Johnson Moore McCowan; broth- ers, Tavis Greet Johnson, Charles "Charlie" Johnson, & Edward R. Johnson; her twin sister, Laura Jean Johnson Popp Gilbert; & a special nephew, Ronald Edward Johnson. She is survived by her sister, Sylvia J. Bush of Castlewood; her aunt, Willie Hale; her nieces: Gee Gee Popp of Castlewood; Deanna Johnson Blevins and hus- band, Lee of Kentucky; Naomah McCoy and hus- band, Jason & Wynonah Dove Bush of Castlewood; nephews: Jim Bush of the Outer Banks, NC & Mike Johnson and wife, Cindy of Lusby, MD; special sister- in-law, Kathleen "Kat" Johnson of Coeburn, as well as several great nieces & nephews & friends. Per Lora's request, her remains were cremated and a memorial service will be held for the family at a later date. CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Page 3 Church and rei ated activities calendar of upcoming events ADAMS CHAPEL- Dickensonville, Sunday Service 10 am; Tuesday Service 7 p.m. Pastor Eddie Turner. ANCHOR OF HOPE TABERNACLE West Dante, Worship Sundays at 7 p.m. and Singing first Saturdays every month at 7 p.m. Cleophas Mullins is pastor. All are welcome. APOSTOLIC LIGHT- HOUSE-Worship Thursdays 7 p.m. Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Hwy 65 (Mew Road) 276-467 - 1700. Pastor, Bryan K. Hall. ARK OF FAITH CHURCH-Sunday School, 10 a.m. Worship 11 a.m.; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Youth Group; from Dungannon Rd. (Rt. 65) to Rt. 684, drive 1 1/2 miles. Peggy Porter is pastor. BEAR WALLOW CHURCH-Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday worship, 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wed. prayer service, 7 p.m. The pastor is JoeBailey. BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday worship services-ll a.m., Pastor Richard Minton. Wednesday night, 7 p.m. with Terry Arney. BOND "TOWN CHURCH-Coeburn. Sunday School 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m., and 7 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday. BRICK BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday School 10 a.m., morning worship 11 a.m., Youth Meeting, 6 p.m. Pastor is Rev. Jim Anderson. BUFFALO HOLINESS CHURCH -Services Saturday, 7 p.m. and Thursday 7 p.m. Pastor, Elmo Warner. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH-Gravel Lick, Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Sunday night 6:30 p.m. Prayer meeting Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor, Leonard Ferguson. CASTLE RUN COM- MUNITY CHURCH- Apostolic Faith services, Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. The Pastor is Rev. John R. Byrd. Call 762-2278. CASTLEWOOD PRES- BYTERIAN CHURCH- Worship 9:45 a.m., Sunday School, 11 a.m. 762-0569. CHERRY GROVE CHURCH-Dry Fork. Sunday School 10 a.m.., Services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Rev. Marcus Meade. 276-395-3588. CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY-Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship service 11 a.m., 7 p.m., Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. CHURCH OF MOST HIGH GOD, St. Paul, Sunday, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 6 p.m.; Pastor Harold Meade. For information, call 762-0909 or 762-7637. CLEVELAND UNIT- ED METHODIST CHURCH-Cleveland, Sunday School 10 a.m., worship 11 a.m., Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. DELIVERANCE MIN- ISTRY CHURCH, former- ly known as Campbell Chapel, on Moccasin. Sunday School, 11 a.m. Sunday worship 6:15 p.m.; Wednesday worship, 7:15 p.m. Special Prayer Meeting first Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. DRY FORK FREEWILL BAPTIST- Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Sunday worship 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; Bible Study Wed., 6:30 p.m. Pastor, D.J. Couch. EMMANUEL CHAPEL-Castlewood. Sunday services 11 a.m., 7 p.m.; Wed, 7 p.m. The Rev. Myers Vicars. ERVIN CHAPEL FREEWILL BAPTIST- Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. Fred Dingus is pastor. FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD-Dante Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11" a.m. and 7 p.m., and Wed., 7 p.m. The pas- tors are Jerry and Nedra Estep. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-St. Paul. Sunday School, 9:45; Sunday wor- ship 11 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Rev. Mike Moore. FIRST MT. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH- Dante. Sunday worship 11 a.m., second and fourth Sundays, Interim Pastor Roy Mabry. FORT GIBSON UNIT- ED METHODIST CHURCH-Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a,m. The Rev. Harry Layell. FULL GOSPEL REVIVALS-Hansonville, services Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 6 p.m. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH Castlewood, Rt. 58. Pastor Lanny Powers. Sunday School 10 am; ser- vice 11 am; Sunday night 7 pm; Wednesday night 7 pm. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH-Huffman Hollow, Mill Creek Road, Lebanon, Sunday School 10 a.m.; worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wed. Youth Night 7" p.m. Pastor Don Bush. GRASSY CREEK BAP- TIST/METHODIST, Route 71 between Dickenson-ville and Nickelsville. For more info: 276.393.3522. HAMLIN BAPTIST CHURCH-Castlewood; Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. HIGHPOINT COMMU- NITY CHURCH- Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m., worship 11 a.m. HOUSE OF PRAYER- Sunday 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Rt. 65, Casflewood. Pastor, Lawrence Hollyfield. HOUSE OF THE LORD-Little Jerusalem, Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m., worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Thursday wor- ship 7 p.m. Rev. Teddy G. Phillips. LAKEVIEW BAP- TIST/METHODIST, On Lakeview Dr. off Rte 71 near Dickensonville. For more info: 276.393.3522. MARY MARTIN MEMORIAL CHURCH- Sunday School 10 a.rn., worship 11 a.m. 762-0569. MILLS CHAPEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH-Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m., Bible Study and Youth League Wed., 7 p.m. Pastor, Mike Patrick. MORNING STAR FULL GOSPEL CHURCH- Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m. 276-762-7812. Pastor, Woody Scott. MT. ZION COMMUNI- TY APOSTOLIC- Saturdays, 7 p.m. Hazel Mountain. For more infor- mation, call 276-495-8611. Pastor, Tommy J. Kiser. NEW CASTLEWOOD BAPTIST-Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11' a.m., 6 p.m.; Wed. Bible study 7 p.m. OAK GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH- 2nd & 4th Sundays, morn- ing worship 10; church school 11. Hansonville. THE PASSION PLACE-Castlewood. Worship Sunday 10 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday Family Bible Study 7 p.m.; Thursday Passion Heart Youth 7 p.m.; Friday Men's Bible Study 7 p.m. Call 276-762-5483. PHILLIPS CHAPEL CHURCH-West Dante, Saturday worship, 7 p.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday worship, 11 a.m.; Wed. Youth Service 6 p.m. Bible study, 7 p.m. Rev. Randy Noonchester, pastor. PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST-Reeds Valley Road, Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. For information or 24 hour prayer, call 276-794- 7754. REEDS VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH- Sunday School 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Rev. Konn Edwards. RINGS CHAPEL CHURCH-Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday worship 11 a.m.; Sunday and Wednesday nights, 6 p.m. Pastor, Tom Anderson. RIVERSIDE BAPTIST- Sunday worship & Children's Church, 11 a.m.; All welcome. Pastor, Rev. John Kiser. The da3, hour we live in This story comes from a preaching friend of mine. He had a large church. We were blessed to sing there on a couple of occa- sions and he had a one hour and half radio show. And he asked me "if I would bring the band and sing at his radio program. Well, it was a beautiful Saturday morning and we were not booked up so we told him yeah, we'd be glad to come. While at tle station, he told the story that I'm going to share with you. He said that they were having a revival. They had a great evangelist preacher that had come to do the revival. But one night about midway of the ser- mon, one of the deacons come and said, "Pastor, we've just had a member to pass away in the back of the church with a massive heart attack. What must we do?" " He said, "Call the funeral home, tell them to come up here. Don't want them blowing no sirens or flashing no lights. Don't want to disturb the preach- er. Just come in the back door and get the body and ease on out." He said, "You know, them two funeral directors came up there with their ambulance, backed up to the door and carried out 40 of my members before they got the right one." Does that sound like some churches that you might know of or ever been in? Another preacher said, Can a lie ever fully be taken back? Do we recognize what damage a lie can do? --- Loretta Duty "I know that when the rap- ture takes place that my church members will be the first ones to go." Somebody said, "Preacher, ain't you tooting your own horn? How do you know your members will be the In'st to go?" He said, "I read it from the Word of God. It said the dead in Christ shall rise first." Well, Proverbs said, "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." The Bible also said if we are lively stones, we will build up a spiritual house, I personally think that if there's ever been a time that the church world as a whole should be on fire for God, it's the day and the hour that we're liv- ing in. ATTEND .uRc. THIS "-- 'SUNDAY TRI-COUNTY TIRE SERVICE INC. St. Paul, Va. Phone: 762-9501 IIII IIIII I Ill II I llllllllllll We at C-Health care about the health of our patients, of past, present and future. Thank you Paul A. Phillips, DO April CoUey, FNP III III IIIIII I We would like everyone to know January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month. There have recently been some important changes regarding pap smear recommendations. We are encouraging each female between the ages of 21-65 WHO MAY NOT BE TO DATE ON HER PAP SMEAR to call and schedule an appt at any of our locations. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices 276-738-0000.