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Ira ‘Jeff ’ Maggard dies at 67

IRA ‘JEFF’ MAGGARD

IRA ‘JEFF’ MAGGARD

Ira “Jeff” Maggard, 67, died September 20 at Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Va.

Mr. Maggard was a retired coal miner of 39 years and a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Burkless and Ethel Maggard; a brother, Donald Bruce Maggard; and two brothers-in-law, Meredith Matthews and Scott Johnson.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Sharon Maggard; a son, Shawn Maggard and wife Rachel; a daughter, Melissa Cantrell and husband Jeff; three grandchildren, Hannah, Xander and Weslee; two sisters, Cuba Matthews of Riverview Fla., and Juanita Ramey and husband Don of Bluff City, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Charlene Johnson of Bean Station, Tenn.; two special uncles, Rusty Kelly and wife Vernilla and Ira Maggard and wife Shelby; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were September 23 in Wise, Va. Burial was September 24 in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Stone Gap, Va.

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