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Special Honors

Nottingham United Methodist Church honored their older members with an “Over 80” party held Dec. 4. Enjoying the festivities are (front) Beverly Fields, Patsy Mercer Mercer, Helen Goode, Onie Louise Dean, Margaret Ann Nichols (Back) Charlie Anderson Lewsie Safriet, Jim Putman, Martha Bledsoe and Ellen Taylor.

Letters from Visitors to Natural Tunnel State Park

Editor’s note: Visitors to Natural Tunnel State Park were invited to write a special letter to Santa Claus in a first time collaboration between the park and the Scott County Virginia Star. The letters are printed as they were written. We’re hoping the Jolly Old Elf picks up a copy of the newspaper so he knows exactly what each of […]

Delphia Baker

Delphia McMurray Baker, 94, Hiltons, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Nova Health and Rehab Center. Delphia was born on June 18, 1927, in Scott County. She was the last surviving child of Cal and Hattie Mc- Murray. She was a loving wife, mom, mamaw and great-mamaw who loved her family. Delphia sang with several quartets in the late […]

Earl Collier

Earl Glen Collier, 91, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021. He was born on June 23, 1930 in Big Stone Gap. His survivors include his loving wife of 71 years, Almeda; two sons, James (Dorothy) and Ricky (Sue); four grandchildren, James Jr. (Katelyn), Jonathan, Abigail and Matthew and two great-grandchildren, Emma and Molly. Graveside services were conducted […]

June Free

June Emily (Bowen) Free, 83, Duffield, passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021 at her home. She was born July 6, 1938 in Scott County, a daughter of the late Bradshaw and Laura Bowen. June was a homemaker and had attended Natural Tunnel Freewill Baptist Church and Bowen’s Chapel Church over the years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded […]

Mike Gilliam

Michael Edward Gilliam, 69, Gate City, passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, at his residence. Michael was born Aug. 23, 1952 in Scott County and was the son of the late Virgie Faye (Joyner) and Frank Eugene ‘Gene’ Gilliam Sr. Mike was a superintendent with VDOT. In addition to his parents, his grandmother, Susie Joyner preceded him in death. His […]

Beulah F. Herron

Beulah F. Herron, 79, of Gate City, VA passed away peacefully at Holston Valley Medical Center with her family by her side on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. She was born July 31, 1942 in Scott County, to the late Charlie and Bertha (Hartgrove) Fletcher. Beulah graduated from Rye Cove High School, Whitney School of Business and retired after 39 years […]

Wanda Jones

Wanda Mae (Taylor) Jones, 71, Kingsport, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 at Holston Valley Medical Center. She was born on March 23, 1950 in Scott County and was the daughter of the late Delmar and Gladys (Kiser) Taylor. In addition to her parents, her greatgranddaughter, Evelyn, preceded her in death. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. […]

David Lane

David Matthew Lane, 52, Gate City, passed away Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, after declining health caused by