Pursuant to the terms of those certain Decrees of Sale entered in the Circuit Court of Smyth County, the undersigned Special Commissioner will offer for sale at public auction the following described real property at the Smyth County Courthouse, located at 109 West Main Street, Marion, Virginia 24354, Suite No. G033B, located on the ground floor of the Courthouse, on Friday, January 24, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as may be effected. The sale of such property is subject to the terms and conditions below and any such terms and conditions which may be announced on the day of the auction.   Announcements made on the day of the auction take precedence over any prior written or verbal terms of sale.


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Property Owner Identification




1. J. L. Woods, et al. Tax Map No. 26-A-1

Acct. No. 141879

TACS No. 494067

Middle Fork, ± 53 acres, North of Holston Spring Road
2. Virgil A. (Britton) Hubble, et al. Tax Map No. 12-A-16

Acct. No. 88111

TACS No. 494091

Old Wilderness Road near Haven Ridge Road, ± 60 acres
3. Mary M. Eshelman, et al. Tax Map Nos. 46A-1-144

Acct. No. 130869

TACS No. 493770

825 West Chilhowie Street,

Lots 144-153 & 161-168

4. Robert L. Heath, et al. Tax Map No. 59-A-35B

Acct. No. 84809

TACS No. 446125

Staley’s Creek, Off Marlin Lane,

± 0.39 acres

5. Charles W. Smith, Sr., Estate Tax Map No. 41B-2-23

Acct. No. 123951

TACS No. 410016

110 Harmony Drive, Saltville
6. Amber Carter Williams Tax Map No. 28A8-3-48

Acct. No. 40185

TACS No. 494138

305 Third Avenue, Saltville
7. Allen D. Bush Tax Map No. 190-92-7

Acct. No. 23728

TACS No. 410023

302 Maple Street, Marion
8. Donna Kay Coffey, et al. Tax Map No. 190-88-132

Acct. No. 24627

TACS No. 494140

315 East Main Street, Marion
9. Beverly Lynn Bretsch, et al. Tax Map No. 90-A-6A

Acct. No. 157627

TACS No. 470123

Vacant; Off Whitetop Road; Old County Road; ± 9.51 acres

10. Joseph Woods, et al.

Tax Map No. 71-A-91C

Acct. No. 126908

TACS No. 494085

132 Lighthouse Road, Sugar Grove; ± 1.46 acres

11. Hazel Peake Lyles Estate Tax Map No. 43-A-31B

Acct. No. 96903

TACS No. 494093

807 Cleghorn Valley Road, Marion


TERMS OF SALE: All sales are subject to confirmation by the Circuit Court of Smyth County. The Special Commissioner of Sale has the right to reject any bids determined to be unreasonable in relation to the estimated value of the Property. The highest bidder shall deposit twenty-five percent (25%) or One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), whichever is higher, at the time of the auction. Bids which are less than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) shall be paid in full at the time of the auction. Deposits shall not exceed Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00). Such sum shall be held by the Special Commissioner and credited towards the purchase price following confirmation of the sale. All deposits must be made in the form of personal check, traveler’s check, cashier’s check or money order. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED. There will be a 10% buyer’s premium added to the final bid to determine final contract price. The buyer’s premium is due at the time of the auction.


The balance of the purchase priced shall be deposited by the highest bidder with the Special Commissioner within fifteen (15) days of confirmation of the sale by the Court. Recording costs for deed recordation will be the responsibility of the successful bidder and will be due with the balance of the purchase price within fifteen (15) days of confirmation of sale by the Court. Properties are conveyed by Special Warranty Deed, subject to any easements, covenants, agreements, restrictions, reservations, and any and all rights of record which may affect the property.


All properties are sold in gross and not by the acre. Properties are offered for sale as-is, with all faults and without any warranty, either expressed or implied. Persons are encouraged to make a visual inspection of the property within the limits of the law and to obtain an independent title search prior to bidding on any of the properties. Bidders are strongly encouraged to make their own inspection to determine the suitableness of the property and it is assumed that all bidders will perform due diligence prior to the day of the auction. Any costs incurred by the bidder to inspect the property are at the expense of the bidder and are non-refundable.


Please be advised that in order to qualify as a purchaser at this auction, you may not owe delinquent taxes to Smyth County and you may not be a Defendant in any pending delinquent tax matter. Questions concerning the properties subject to sale or the tax sale process should be directed to TACS online at, by email to, or by phone to (804) 545-2500 or (804) 612-9041, or by writing to the address below.


John A. Rife, Esq.
Taxing Authority Consulting Services, PC
P.O. Box 31800
Henrico, Virginia 23294-1800