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07/24/2015
Obituaries

Frank Urconis, 77, of Lenore, W. Va. , died July 21. He was a U. S. Army veteran. Funeral: July 23, Ajax Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy Agnes Irene Thompson, 90, of Rawl, W. Va. , died July 20. Funeral: July 23. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy Catherine Anne King Barker, 51, of Turkey Creek, died July 16. Funeral: July 20 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens Rufus Bostic, 93, widower of Edna Bostic of Belfry, died July 14. Funeral: more on this story...  

07/10/2015
Obituaries

Dr. Matthew Richard Smith, 59, of Varney, died July 6. He was a retired dentist. Funeral: July 9. Burial: Smith Family Cemetery, Varney Lyle Gregory Compton, 65, of Stanville, died June 27. Funeral: July 5, Coal Run Church of Christ. Burial: Bent Ridge Cemetery Marie Pinson Varney, 89, widow of Bennett Varney of Justiceville, died July 4. Funeral: July 8. Burial: Bent Ridge Cemetery, Meta Velmer Hunt, 71, of Minnie, died July 5. Funeral: July 9. Burial: Salisbury Cemetery, Hunter Marvin Moore, 79, husband of more on this story...  

06/26/2015
Obituaries

Karen Gross Ward Friend, 70, of Pikeville, died June 17. Funeral: June 20. Burial: Johnson Memorial Park Paul Dean Damron, 47, of Chester, Va. , formerly of Pikeville, died June 16. Funeral: June 20. Burial: Johnson Memorial Park Jimmy Lee Meade Sr. , 70, of Pikeville, died June 19. Funeral: June 24. Burial: Meade Cemetery Betty Jean Taylor, 64, of Martin County, died June 18. Funeral: June 22. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, W. Va. Molly B. Prater, 52, of Beech Creek, W. Va. , died June 17. more on this story...  

06/12/2015
Obituaries

Troy Bryant, 82, of Pikeville, died June 8. Funeral; June 11. Burial: Damron/Fleming Cemetery, Jonancy Mattie M. Durham, 56, of Hardy, died June 2. Funeral: June 6, Huntleyville Gospel Revelation Church. Buriao: Peco Hollow Cemetery, Belfry Makenna Lynn Adkins, infant daughter of April Hill and Wesley Adkins of Pikeville, died June 4. Funeral: June 6. Burial: Adkins Cemetery, Greasy Creek Samuel Walter Randolph, 56, husband of Evelyn Bevins Randolph of Belfry, died June 2. Funeral: June 4. Burial: Stepp Cemetery, Sidney, with Belfry Chapter #141 DAV conducting more on this story...  

05/29/2015
Obituaries

Virginia Stump Smith, 82, of Morristown, Tenn. , formerly of Phelps, died May 23. Funeral: May 26, Pikeville Main Street Church of Christ. Burial: Annie E. Young Cemetery, Pikeville Ester Margaret Blankenship, 88, of Pikeville, died may 25. Funeral: May 27. Burial: Blankenship/Burnette Cemetery Bradley “Bonne” Gross Jr. , 81, of Pikeville, died May 20. Funeral: May 23. Burial: Gross Family Cemetery, Joes Creek John Swimm, 70, of Pikeville, died May 20. Funeral: May 21 at Piso Freewill Baptist Church. Burial: Swimm/Stacy Cemetery, Pikeville Alvie Ousley, more on this story...  

05/08/2015
Obituaries

Goble P. Tackett, 95, of Long Fork, Virgie, died May 5. Funeral: May 8, Long Fork Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial: Jay Tackett Cemetery, Long Fork Wayne Lewis Johnson, 83, of Rockhouse Fork, Virgie, died May 4. Funeral: May 7, Speight Church of Christ. Burial: Danny and Louise Johnson Cemetery, Long Fork, Virgie Brenda Slone, 68, of Virgie, died May 2. Funeral: May 6, Poorbottom Freewill Baptist Church. Burial: Vanover/Tackett Cemetery, Virgie Carol Sayers, 93, of Lick Creek, died April 30. Funeral: May 4, Lick Creek Holiness Church. more on this story...  

04/24/2015
Obituaries

Theodore Thelmer (T. T. ) Colley died April 15 at Pikeville Medical Center. He was born on August 21, 1926, in Esco to the late Elizabeth Branham Colley Baker and the late Theodore Thelmer Colley. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by the mother of his children Helen B. Colley. He is survived by two loving children, Teddy Colley and Cam Colley (Roger Dale Caudill), both of Pikeville; four grandchildren: Rachel (Matt) Dotson of Pikeville, Colley Stevens from Orlando, Fla. , Elizabeth Stevens from Washington, D. C. , and Mitchell Colley from Lexington; and more on this story...  

04/10/2015
Obituaries

Donald Newsome 77 of Virgie died April 6. Funeral: April 10. Burial: Annie E. Young Cemetery William E. “Bill” Casebolt 84 of Pikeville died April 4. Funeral: April 9. Burial: Johnson Memorial Park Franklin Lewis Roberts 76 of Pikeville died April 3. Funeral: April 6. Burial: Roberts Family Cemetery Booker Fork Margarine “Margie” Kiser Robinson 77 of Pikeville died April 3. Funeral: April 8 Caney Creek Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial: Booker Fork Cemetery Homer Donald Keel 71 of Robinson Creek died April 7. Funeral: more on this story...  

03/27/2015
Obituaries

David Bruce Pauley, 59, of Forest Hills, died March 12. Funeral: March 21 at First Baptist Church, Forest Hills. Burial: Pauley-Varney Cemetery, Forest Hills William Floyd Goodman, 68, of Aflex, died March 24. Funeral: March 27 at noon. Burial: Smith Cemetery, Sidney Alexander Hall, 56, of Teaberry, died March 23. Funeral: March 27, Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, Teaberry James Paul Connors, 90, of Prestonsburg, died March 23. Funeral: March 26, Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. Burial: Auxier Relocation Cemetery James Alec Woods, 84, of more on this story...  

03/20/2015
Obituaries

Polly Slone Pinion, 79, of Pikeville, died March 16. Funeral: March 20. Burial: Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road, Pikeville Olen J. May, 103, of Phyllis, died March 15. Funeral: March 21. Burial: Annie E. Young Cemetery Kathy Slone, 62, of Pikeville, died March 10. Funeral: March 13. Burial: Annie E. Young Cemetery Mollie Bartley, 90, of Pikeville, died March 11. Funeral: March 15. Burial: J. U. Thacker Mausoleum Barbara Ann Crabtree Helvey, 61, of Varney, W. Va. , died March 11. The body has been cremated more on this story...  

03/06/2015
Obituaries

Loretta Fouts Tackett, 71, of Big Branch of Long Fork, died Feb. 22. Funeral: March 1, Speight Church of Christ. Burial: Joe C. Tackett Cemetery, Long Fork Loretta Kay Newsome, 67, of Pikeville, died Feb. 23. Funeral: Feb. 25. Burial: Maynard Runyon Cemetery, Piso Lucy Mae Cline Maynard, 71, of Varney, died Feb. 24. Funeral: Feb. 25, Piso Freewill Baptist Church. Burial: Blackburn Maynard Cemetery, Varney Lois R. Belcher, 69, of Jenkins, died March 2. Funeral: March 5. Burial: Johnson Memorial Park Willard Lee Moore, more on this story...  

02/19/2015
Obituaries

Eleanor Lewis Goble, 69, of Prestonsburg, died Feb. 12. Funeral: Feb. 15. Burial: Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel Violet Calhoun McGuire, 85, of Allen, died Feb. 11. Funeral: Feb. 14. Burial: Calhoun Cemetery, Prestonsburg Remus Neal Addington, 42, of Drift, died Feb. 10. Funeral: Feb. 13. Burial: Manns Cemetery, Hueysville Kelly Joe Dingus, 55, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Martin, died Feb. 9. Funeral: Feb. 13. Burial: Dingus Family Cemetery, Martin Mary Hill Swiney, 79, of Paris, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Feb. 10. Funeral: Feb. 14. more on this story...  

02/06/2015
Obituaries

Ruby E. Farley, 85, of McCarr, died Jan. 27. Funeral: Jan. 31. Burial: Farley Cemetery, McCarr David Monroe Franklin, 86, of Forest Hills, died Jan. 28. Memorial: Jan. 31 at First United Methodist Church, Williamson Mary Elizabeth Taylor, 86, of Hatfield, died Feb. 1. Funeral: Feb. 4. Burial: Stepp Cemetery, Hatfield Osie Mills, 89, of Williamson, West Virginia, died Feb. 1. Funeral: Feb. 4. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy Mary Elizabeth Taylor, 86, of Hatfield, died Feb. 1. Funeral: more on this story...  

01/23/2015
Obituaries

Roger D. Salyers, 73, of Regina, died Jan. 18. Funeral: Jan. 21, Blessed Hope Church, Millard. Burial: Annie E. Young Cemetery Bobby Gene May, 64, of Pikeville, died Jan. 15. Funeral: Jan. 19. Burial: Annie E. Young Cemetery, Pikeville Anna Ruth Farley Cochran, 78, formerly of Hardy, died Jan. 11. Funeral: Jan. 16. Burial: Reed Family Cemetery, Turkey Creek Arnold Lebron (Bron) Whitt, 75, of Forest Hills, died Jan. 13. Private burial at Mountain View Memory Gardens Betty Jo Blankenship, 73, of Turkey more on this story...  

01/09/2015
Obituaries

Ruth Lee Perry Chrisman, 89, of Pikeville, died Dec. 29. Funeral: Jan. 2, First Presbyterian Church. Burial: Johnson Memorial Park Goldie A. McIntosh, 94, of Stoursville, Ohio, formerly of Pike County, died Dec. 28. Funeral: Jan. 1. Burial: Annie E. Young Cemetery Erma Rae Wilburn Damron, 93, of Harold, died Dec. 30. Funeral: Jan. 2. Burial: Sturgill Cemetery, Toler Creek Arlie Bevins, 86, of Virgie, died Jan. 4. Funeral: Jan. 5. Burial: Wilson Cemetery Mattie Tackett, 88, of Virgie, died Jan. 3. Funeral: Jan. 6 more on this story...  

12/24/2014
Obituaries

Dorothy Hunt Collins, 78, of Prestonsburg, died Dec. 20. Funeral: Dec. 23. Burial: Crum Cemetery, Banner Marcia Gail Branham Walls, 56, of Dwale, died Dec. 21. Funeral: Dec. 23. Burial; Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel Jessie Earl Nemore, 84, of Weeksbury, died Dec. 21. Funeral: graveside at Riverside Cemetery, Albion, Mich. Deborah Kay Hall, 55, of Martin, died Dec. 18. Funeral: Dec. 22. Burial: Adkins-Crum Cemetery, Martin Suzanna Spears Keathley, 51, of Banner, died Dec. 17. Funeral: Dec. 22. Burial: family cemetery, Banner more on this story...  

12/12/2014
Obituaries

Cecil Smith, 66, of McAndrews, died Dec. 2. Funeral: Dec. 6. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens Franklin L. Smith, 70, died Dec. 2. Funeral: Dec. 6 at Belfry High School. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens. Memorial donations: Local youth basketball associations Jerry Bruce Davis, 56, of Hardy, died Dec. 4. Funeral: Dec. 8 at Turkey Creek Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy Billy Spencer Jr. , 57, of Pikeville, died Dec. 2. Funeral: Dec. 6. Burial: Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel more on this story...  

12/01/2014
Obituaries

James Everette Blankenship, 66, of Varney, died Nov. 18. Funeral: Nov. 21 Nell Ruth May, 86, of Forest Hills, died Nov. 17. Funeral: Nov. 20. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy Vonnie Rose Lewis, 59, of Williamson, died Nov. 18. Funeral: Nov. 21. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy Michael R. Fields, 50, of Grayson, died Nov. 20. Graveside services: Nov. 25 at Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy Janis Collins, 81, of Raccoon, died Nov. 18. Funeral: Nov. 21 at Grassy Freewill Baptist more on this story...  

11/14/2014
Obituaries

Danny Lee Johnson, 65, of Virgie, died Nov. 7. Funeral: Nov. 11 at Speight Church of Christ, Speight. Burial: Danny and Louise Collier Johnson Cemetery, Speight Barbara Sue Brozowski, 66, of Varney, died Nov. 7. Funeral: Nov. 12. Burial: Scalf Family Cemetery, Varney Joseph Tracy Morris, 79, of Raccoon, died Nov. 4. Funeral: Nov. 7. Burial: Morris Family Cemetery, Raccoon Jerome Fouch, 62, of Slater’s Branch, died Nov. 6. Funeral: Nov. 8. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy Grace Hall, 94, of Melvin, died Nov. more on this story...  

10/31/2014
Obituaries

Horlis Ray Crum Jr. , 57, formerly of Matewan, W. Va. , died Oct. 19. Funeral: Oct. 25. Burial: Harris Cemetery, Thacker Verman Hall, 79, of Romulus, Mich. , formerly of Floyd County, died Oct. 23. Funeral: Oct. 27 at Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, Bypro. Burial: Hall Cemetery, Wheelwright Stevie Joe Tackett, 28, of Harold, died Oct. 24. Funeral: Oct. 28 at Pilgrims Home Old Regular Baptist Church, Harold. Burial: Robert Hall Cemetery, Galveston Brenda Kaye Pennington, 59, of Wheelwright, died Oct. 26. Funeral: Oct. 29 at Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church. more on this story...  

10/17/2014
Obituaries

Avonell M. Crider, 80, of Allen, died Oct. 13. Funeral: Oct. 17. Burial: Gethsemane Gardens in Prestonsburg Edna Lucille Hamilton, 91, of Teaberry, died Oct. 12. Funeral: Oct. 16. Burial: Hamilton Cemetery in Teaberry Walter Scott Wireman, 50, of Gunlock, died Oct. 6. Funeral: Oct. 11 at Living Waters Pentecostal Church at Gunlock. Burial: Willie Shepherd Cemetery at Gunlock Carlos James Dawson, 77, of Hi Hat, died Oct. 6. Funeral: Oct 10. Burial: Boyd Cemetery at Hi Hat Henry Hamilton Jr. , 69, of Harold, died more on this story...  

10/03/2014
Obituaries

Violet Ann Scott, 76, of Jonancy, died Sept. 25. Survivors: daughter Diane Wright; other family members. Funeral: Sept. 30 at Old Union Old Regular Baptist Church at Jonancy. Burial: Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel Trula Mae Younce, 85, of Melvin, died Sept. 6. Survivors: children Rocky Cole of Ashland, Ricky Cole, Jackie Caudill and Warren Cole, all of Melvin, Melody LaMartz of Pikeville and Crystal Dowd of Carlisle, Ohio; other family members. Funeral: Oct. 1 at Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church at Bypro. Burial: Painter Harve Cemetery at Melvin Connie Marie Dorton, more on this story...  

09/19/2014
Obituaries

Kim Thompson 1980-2014 Kimberly Ann Bentley Thompson, 34, of Pikeville, died Sept. 16. She was born January 13, 1980, the daughter of Thomas and Betty Taylor Bentley. She was a loving wife and mother and was employed as a medical technologist at the Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center, where she worked since March 2003. In addition to her parents, she is also survived by her husband Mose Thompson; her sons Weston and Easton Thompson; her brother Thomas Randall (Lisa) Bentley; her paternal grandparents Leon more on this story...  

09/05/2014
Obituaries

Janice Lee Mullins Vaughan, 80, of Winter Park, Florida, formerly of Pike County, died Aug. 22.   She is remembered as a woman of style and grace, with a spark that endeared her to family and friends. She was known for her kind spirit, generous heart and support of many non-profits. Janice was born to Naoma and Charles Mullins on Sept. 18, 1933, in Pikeville. She lived most of her life in Winter Park, but referred to herself as a “hillbilly” and carried her hometown in her heart.   Janice more on this story...  

08/22/2014
Obituaries

Granville “Jack” Jackson Johnson, 83, of Ypsilanti, Mich. , formerly of Pike County, died Aug. 19. Survivors: several nieces and nephews; other family members. Funeral: Aug. 24 at Lucas and Son Funeral Home. Burial: Johnson Family Cemetery Katie Bernice Oakes, 72, of Three Mile Creek, died Aug. 14. Survivors: daughter Jerri Caldwell; other family members. Funeral: Aug. 17 at Lucas & Son Funeral Home. Burial: Tom Johnson Cemetery on Three Mile Creek Patricia J. Richardson, 84, of Collinsville, Ala. , formerly of Pikeville, died Aug. 11. Survivors: children Vanessa Looney, Larry Richardson and more on this story...  

08/08/2014
Obituaries: Dedicated servant passes at age 88

Pike County lost a dedicated and humble servant last week. Dr. Mary L. Wiss, 88, of Pikeville, died Aug. 2. Born Aug. 7, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois, she moved with her family at age 10 to Ohio, where she completed her elementary and secondary education. She attended Ohio State University for three years and she joined the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, making her vows on July 19, 1947. She completed her undergraduate work at two Catholic institutions of higher learning: Spalding University in Louisville more on this story...  

07/25/2014
Obituaries: Eastern Kentucky business leader passes at age 89

William “Bill” Sturgill 1924-2014 William Bartram “Bill” Sturgill, 89, a well-known business leader from eastern Kentucky, died July 19. Born on July 31, 1924, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Dorothy and Troy Sturgill. The Lexington-Herald Leader reports that he played basketball under Adolph Rupp “was a wealthy and powerful figure at the center of the state’s three signature industries — coal, tobacco and horses. ” Sturgill served in numerous roles, the newspaper reports, including secretary more on this story...  

07/11/2014
Obituaries

Randal W. Swindall, 65, of Steele, died July 5. Survivors: wife Jeannie Bennett Swindall; daughters Christy Swindall and Cynthia Davis; other family members. Funeral: July 8 at Lucas and Son Funeral Home. Burial: Swindall Cemetery at Pound, Va. John C. Vanover, 72, of Little Robinson Creek, Virgie, died June 30. He was a U. S. Army veteran. Survivors: wife JoAnn Fleming Vanover; daughter Donna Vanover; other family members. Funeral: July 4 at Mullins Funeral Home in Clintwood, Va. Burial: Phipps Cemetery at Clintwood. Local obituary courtesy of Lucas and Son Funeral Home more on this story...  

06/26/2014
Obituaries

James Edward Hager, 73, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, died June 14. He was born Aug. 24, 1940, in Logan, W. Va. to the late Everette Day and Hallie Justice Hager. A native of David in Floyd County, he was a 1959 graduate of Prestonsburg High School, attended Eastern Kentucky State College in Richmond and Mayo Vocational School where he studied drafting. He later retired from Purolator after 30 years of service. The family received friends on June 20 at Pinecrest Funeral and Cremation Services in Hope Mills, North Carolina. A more on this story...  

06/13/2014
Obituaries

Dosie L. Bailey, 92, of Hueysville, died June 9. Survivors: children Robert Bailey, Virgil Bailey, and Betty Handshoe, all of Hueysville, Own Bailey of Willard, Ohio, Roger Bailey and Nancy Handshoe, both of Waterloom, Ind. , Billy Bailey and Grover Bailey, both of Garrett, Ind. ; other family members. Funeral: June 12 at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home. Burial: Bailey Cemetery at HueysvilleLeon Hall, 66, of Melvin, died June 2. He was a U. S. Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. Survivors: wife Teresa Elliott Hall; children Harold Hall of Teaberry, Tiffany Hall, Sheryl Hall, Shayla Hall and Rebecca more on this story...  

05/30/2014
Obituaries

Clem R. Stambaugh, 85, of Berea, died May 23. He was a U. S. Army veteran. Survivors: children Clem W. Stambaugh of Lexington and Susan Hodge of Berea; other family members. Funeral: May 26 at Prestonsburg Church of Christ. Burial: Wells Family Cemetery at Auxier under the direction of Nelson Frazier Funeral HomeTeresa J. Hall, 53, of Rittman, Ohio, formerly of Martin, died May 23. Survivors: parents James and Loretta Moore Hall; sister and other family members. Funeral: May 26 at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home. Burial: Newman Cemetery at Hi HatBilly G. Blanton, 83, of Dwale, died May more on this story...  

05/16/2014
Obituaries

Jimmy Lee Nelson, 41, of Prestonsburg, died May 10. Survivors: wife Tawana Chapman Nelson; daughter Aaliyah Nelson of Inez; other family members. Funeral: May 14 at Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. Burial: Gethsemane Gardens in Prestonsburg under the direction of Nelson Frazier Funeral HomeConnie Flannery Williams, 56, of Dana, died May 10. Survivors: mother Scarlet Flannery Keathley; children Shelli Justice of Dana and Samuel Williams of Harold; other family members. Funeral: May 13, at Little Salem Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial: Keathley Cemetery at Harold under the direction of Nelson Frazier Funeral Home Violetta McSurley Wright, 93, of more on this story...  

05/02/2014
Obituaries

James Curtis Sparks Sr. , 65, of Prestonsburg, died April 27. Survivors: father Homer Sparks of St. Mary’s, Ohio; wife Marjorie Sutton Sparks; children Travis Sparks of Sitka, James Sparks Jr. of Lexington and Tamara Sparks of Prestonsburg; other family members. Funeral: April 30 at Little Paint United Baptist Church. Burial: Gethsemane Gardens in Prestonsburg under the direction of Nelson Frazier Funeral Home Kristy Nicole McColloch, 27, of Pikeville, formerly of Prestonsburg, died April 27. Survivors: mother Evelyn Burchfield Chaffins of Prestonsburg; sister Della Jones of Prestonsburg; other family members. Memorial service: May 2 at more on this story...  

04/18/2014
Obituaries: Local publisher dies

WHITESBURG — Patricia Gish, who worked with her husband Tom Gish to publish The Mountain Eagle in Whitesburg for more than 50 years, died April 13 at her home. She was 87 years old. She worked at a Lexington newspaper before she and her husband bought the eastern Kentucky newspaper in 1956. They overcame advertising boycotts, business competition, declining population, personal attacks and a firebombing in 1974 that destroyed the newspaper office. Because of their service, the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues honors journalists with more on this story...  

03/28/2014
Obituaries

Alberta Shelton Shannon, 82, of Drift, wife of Teddy Shannon, died March 30 at her residence. She was born Dec. 13, 1931 in Drift, the daughter of the late Eddie and Lillie Lafferty Shelton. She was a member of the Drift Pentecostal Church and a retired nurse’s aid. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters: Kathy JoAnn (Greg) Stumbo, Peggy (Johnny) Pack; four brothers: Ted Shelton, Clark Shelton, both of McDowell, Bobby Shelton of Indiana, Pat Shelton of Versailles; six sisters: Georgia Kidd of Drift, Bernadine Schrader of more on this story...  

02/28/2014
Obituaries

Preston Howard Jr. , 90, of Chattaroy, W. Va. , widower of Virgie Howard, died Feb. 19. He was a U. S. Air Force and U. S. Navy veteran. Survivors: children Doug Howard, Joe Howard, Paul Howard and Carolyn Mahone, all of  Chattaroy, W. Va. ; other family members. Graveside services: Feb. 21 at Chattaroy Community Cemetery under direction of R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Alton Crockett, 73, of Pikeville, died Feb. 24. Survivors: wife Alma Gilpin Crockett; children Alton Crockett and Paula Elswick; other family members. Funeral: Feb. 28 at Lucas and Son Funeral Home. Burial: Davis Cemetery more on this story...  

  

07/17/2015
Obituaries

James Ellington “Jimmie” Rogers, 83, of Pikeville, died July 7. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran. Funeral: july 10, First Baptist Church of Pikeville. Burial: Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville Eleanor Taylor Sullivan, 66, of Pikeville, died July 13. Funeral: Jul 17. Burial: Taylor Cemetery, Sycamore John Henry Adkins, 66, of Pikeville, died July 11. Funeral: July 14, Valley Grace Freewill Baptist Church. Burial: Annie E. Young Cemetery, Pikeville Robert Clark Cameron, 68, of Bowling Fork, died July 8. Funeral: July 11 at Blessed Hope Freewill more on this story...  

07/03/2015
Obituaries

Joy Varney, 23, of Pikeville, died June 29, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born February 24, 1992, the daughter of Joe and Barbara Adkins Varney of Pikeville. Varney was employed in Pikeville Medical Center’s Central Scheduling department. She was preceded in death by one sister, Sherry Ann Varney. In addition to her parents, she is survived by one brother, Billy (Linda) Young; three sisters, Tracy Hall, Jody (Danny) Conn and Carmella (Tolbert) Ratliff; and a host of loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services more on this story...  

06/23/2015
Obituaries

Virgie Belle Epling, 58, of Zebulon, died June 15. Funeral: June 19, Full Gospel Christian Church, Hurricane, Pikeville Wanda Louise Looney, 62, of Lick Creek, died June 11. Funeral: June 13, Glory Bound Freewill Baptist Church, Ashcamp. Burial: Bartley Cemetery, Elkhorn City Allen Gene Adkins, 59 of Kimper, died June 10. Funeral: June 15. Burial: Dotson Family Cemetery, Kimper James B. “Pug” White, 83, of Williamson, W. Va. , died June 15. He was a U. S. Navy veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict. Funeral: June 19. Burial: more on this story...  

06/05/2015
Obituaries

Damien Frost Murphree, infant son of Thomas Murphree and Amy Cook of Delbarton, W. Va. , died May 28. Graveside service held May 31 at Pie Cemetery, Pie, W. Va. Maria Rebecca “Becky” Elkins, 59, of Lexington, formerly of Toler, died May 22. Funeral: May 30 Randy L. Ratliff, 55, of Belfry, May 28. Visitation: June 1. Eddie Dean Church Sr. , 54 of Ransom, died May 29, 2015 at the Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky. Funeral: June 1. Burial: Alley Cemetery, Ransom Buford Fleming, 65, more on this story...  

05/22/2015
Obituaries

Wanda Justice, 48, of Prestonsburg, died May 17. Funeral: May 22. Burial: Compton Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg Marvin Tyler, 75, of Eastern, died May 14. Funeral: May 18, Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church, McDowell. Burial: Tyler Family Cemetery, Eastern Garlie Edward Paige, 88, of Wayland, died May 15. Funeral: May 19. Burial: Davidson Memorial Gardens Edna Mae Hale, 79, of Martin, died May 12. Funeral: May 16. Burial: Hale Cemetery, Martin Wilbur “Bo” Hamilton, 41, of Ohio, died May 9. Funeral: May 15 at more on this story...  

05/01/2015
Obituaries

Burton Holland, 69, of Virgie, died April 23. Funeral: April 27. Burial: Gid Little Cemetery, Caney Todd Michael Lee Dotson, 40, of Williamson, W. Va. , died April 21. Funeral: April 25. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, W. Va. Frances J. Brewer, 66, of Ohio formerly of Huddy, died April 24. Funeral: April 27, Evans Funeral Home, Columbus, Ohio. Burial: Coleman Cemetery, Huddy Bernice Luella Ford, 75, of Williamson, April 25. Memorial: May 1 at noon. Reception: Following memorial at East Williamson Baptist Church, Williamson more on this story...  

04/15/2015
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Rebecca Ann Hall, 65, wife of John Hall of McAndrews, died April 4. Graveside services: April 10 at Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy Audrey Lynn Blackburn, 28, died recently. Memorial service: April 14. Charles Gary May, 67, of Huddy, pastor of Sidney Missionary Baptist Church, died April 12. Funeral: April 15 at Johns Creek Elementary School. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens Bobby Marshall Fields, 73, of Pikeville, died April 7. Funeral: April 10, Apple Orchard Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial: Bobby Fields Family Cemetery more on this story...  

04/03/2015
Obituaries

Dr. Elster Dean “E. D. ” Roberts, 77, of Pikeville, died March 30. He was born on Dec. 4, 1937, the son of Elster “Butch” Roberts and Melster Newsome Roberts, who preceded him in death. His sons, Elster Dean Roberts Jr. , Steven Howard Roberts and James Kevin Roberts also preceded him in death. Dr. Roberts served in the U. S. Navy, was board certified in family medical practice and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Survivors include his son Jonathan Christopher (Monica) Roberts of Atlanta; Georgia and three grandchildren: more on this story...  

03/20/2015
Obituaries - Floyd County mourning fire chief’s passing

COW CREEK — For the second time this month, firefighters in Floyd County are mourning the loss of one of their own. Cow Creek Fire Department Chief Jim B. Caldwell died March 13 after a long battle with cancer. Caldwell, 72, founded the fire department more than 30 years ago. He previously worked as general manager at the Pocahontas Land Company, was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association, Chairman of the Floyd County 911 Board, Floyd County Emergency Management Director and a deacon at the Irene Cole Memorial First Baptist Church in more on this story...  

03/13/2015
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Fred “Teko” Ratliff Jr 80 of Belcher died March 9. Funeral: March 13. Burial: Dow Brooks Cemetery Draffin Ernest Wellman 93 of Belcher died March 8. Funeral: March 10. Burial: Wilson Cemetery Draffin Sherry Ratliff 58 of Frankfort died March 8. Funeral: March 12. Burial: Dow Brooks Cemetery Draffin Janice Marie Ratliff 75 of Regina died March 8. Funeral: March 12. Burial: Annie E. Young Cemetery Pikeville Davey Thacker 58 of Mouthcard died March 6. Funeral: March 10. Burial: Thacker Family Cemetery Red Creek more on this story...  

02/27/2015
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Jack Foster Mullins 86 of Pikeville died Feb. 20. Funeral: Feb. 24. Burial: Ratliff Cemetery Cowpen Road Evelyn Ethel Thompson 61 of Pikeville died Feb. 20. Funeral: Feb. 28. Charles Step Funeral Home Redford Township Mich. Yvonne L. Stanley 67 of Turkey Creek died Feb. 17. Funeral: Feb. 22 at Turkey Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Burial: Lowe Family Cemetery Turkey Creek Elsie Mayhorn McCoy 90 of Ransom died Feb. 17. Memorial service: April 19. Private burial at Dotson Family Cemetery Ransom. Jimmy more on this story...  

02/13/2015
Obituaries

Patricia Ousley, 49, of Harold, died Feb. 1. Funeral: Feb. 4 at Energyville Freewill Baptist Church. Burial: Sabastian Johnson Cemetery, Virgie Johnny Robert Short, 80, of Bent Branch, died Feb. 6. Funeral: No services scheduled Willard Alonzo Slone, 69, of Pikeville, died Feb. 6. Funeral: Feb. 10 at Pilgrim Home Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial: Young Family Cemetery, Canada Randy Johnson, 57, of Pikeville, died Feb. 8. Funeral: Feb. 12, Island Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Burial: Lowe and Lynch Cemetery David Neil Ratliff, 61, of more on this story...  

01/30/2015
Obituaries

Carol Lou Smith, 60, of Phelps, died Jan. 17. Funeral: Jan. 23. Burial: Smith Family Cemetery, Ash Lick Fork, Phelps Donna Gail Little, 66, of Elkhorn City, died Jan. 26. Funeral: Jan. 30. Burial: Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville Mary Coleman, 90, of Elkhorn City, died Jan. 25. Funeral: Jan. 29. Burial: family cemetery, Elkhorn City Sue Belcher, 41, of Elkhorn City, died Jan. 23. Funeral: Jan. 27. Burial: Clevinger Cemetery, Marrowbone Janie Ray, 88, of Belcher, died Jan. 23. Funeral: Jan. 26 more on this story...  

01/16/2015
Obituaries

Virginia “Jenny” Evans, 67, of Lovely, died Jan. 6. Funeral: Jan. 9 at Oppy Church of God. Burial: Stepp Branch Family Cemetery, Lovely  Nancy Carol Smith, 72, of Williamson, died Jan. 10. Funeral: Jan. 14. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy Mary A. Reed Miller Cochran, 91, of Williamson, died Jan. 10. Funeral: Jan. 13. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy  Avery Davis, 63, of Williamson, died Jan. 11. Funeral: Jan. 15. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens Opal Phillips, 78, of Louisa, formerly more on this story...  

01/02/2015
Obituaries

James Arthur Smallwood, 92, of Alleghany, died Dec. 23. Funeral: Dec. 28, Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, Marrowbone. Burial: Smallwood Cemetery, Alleghany Johnny Blake Cavins, 55, of Shelby Gap, died Dec. 23. Funeral: Dec. 27. Burial: Wilson Cemetery, Draffin Robert Lee Compton, 83, of Pikeville, died Dec. 27. Funeral: Dec. 29. Burial: Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road Czeslawa Rawson, 82, of Pikeville, died Dec. 23. A private ceremony was held at Thacker Memorial Chapel. Entombment: Johnson Memorial Gardens, Ivel Arnold Reynolds, 85, of Hi more on this story...  

12/19/2014
Obituaries

Pike County is mourning the loss of a star athlete. Tyler Williams, 21, of Stone, died Dec. 14 following an ATV crash. He was born Oct. 2, 1993, the son of Mark Ryan and Marsha Kaye Pinson Williams of Stone.  He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Betty Cyrus Williams. He was an active young man, having made many accomplishments in his 21 years. He was a student at University of Pikeville, where he served as a pitcher on the baseball team. He was a 2012 graduate of Belfry High School, where more on this story...  

12/05/2014
Obituaries

Howard Sellards, 82, of Regina, died Nov. 26. Funeral: Nov. 30. Burial: Annie E. Young Cemetery Malcolm Dean Justice, 75, of Herndon, Va. , formerly of Pike County, died Nov. 26. Funeral: Dec. 2. Burial: Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road Larry E. Mullins, 69, of Greasy Creek, Shelbiana, died Nov. 25. Funeral: Nov. 28. Burial: Johnson Memorial Cemetery Mildred Joyce Moorman, of Hardy, died Nov. 23. Funeral: Nov. 26. Burial: family cemetery, Hardy Verna Aline Jackson, 87, of Forest Hills, died Nov. 26. Funeral: Nov. more on this story...  

11/21/2014
Obituaries

Brenda Mitchell Stiltner, 55, of Kimper, died Nov. 18. Funeral: Nov. 21 at Lord’s House of Phelps. Burial: Stilner Family Cemetery, Kimper April Leigh Adkins, 41, of Banner, died Nov. 12. Funeral: Nov. 16. Burial: Jeff Hunter Cemetery, Printer Tammy Nadine Gibson, 52, of Enon, Ohio, formerly of Pike County, died Nov. 6. Funeral: Nov. 12, Greasy Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Burial: R. H. Ratliff Cemetery Zan Shannon Trivette, 50, of Island Creek, died Nov. 10. Funeral: Nov. 14, Island Creek Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial: Taylor Family Cemetery more on this story...  

11/07/2014
Obituaries

Larry Willis Spencer, 85, of Aflex, died Oct. 29. Funeral: Nov. 1 Carl B. Smith, 85, of Turkey Creek, died Oct. 31. Funeral: Nov. 3 at Williamson Area Church of Christ. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy Hazel Marie Stacy, 56, of Turkey Creek, died Nov. 2. Funeral: Nov. 5. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy Thelma Lou Charles, 45, of Paintsville, died Nov. 1. Funeral: Nov. 6 at Free Pentecostal Church, East Point. Burial: Howell Cemetery, Pikeville Walter Spears, 82, of Weeksbury, more on this story...  

10/24/2014
Obituaries

Eddie J. Scarberry, 90, of Goody, died Oct. 10. Funeral: Oct. 17. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens Thomas Smith Jr. , 81, of Canada, died Oct. 18. Funeral: Oct. 22 at Lonesome Dove Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial; Stanley-Smith Cemetery, Canada Thelma Louisa Newsome, 77, died Oct. 14. Funeral: Oct. 16. Burial: Newsome Family Cemetery at Jonancy Fred Branham Jr. , 62, of Upper Chloe Creek, died Oct. 14. Funeral: Oct. 17. Burial: Duran Newsome Cemetery at Penny Road Elmer Burke, 92, of Indian Creek, more on this story...  

10/10/2014
Obituaries

Ollie Nichols, 93, of McCarr, died Oct. 1. Funeral: Oct. 4. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens Joe B. Varney, 74, of Sidney, died Oct. 3. Funeral: Oct. 7. Burial: Weddington Family Cemetery, Sidney Landon James Canada, 73, of Varney, died Oct. 2. Funeral: Oct. 6 at Pilgrim Home Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial: Stewart Family Cemetery, Varney Eddie Gene Smith, 55, of Huddy, died Oct. 5. Memorial services: Oct. 8. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens Norma Jean Dotson, 80, died Oct. 4. more on this story...  

09/26/2014
Obituaries: Layne dies at 52

PIKEVILLE — Pike County is mourning the loss of a dedicated servant this week. Gene Edward Layne Jr. , the 52-year-old pastor of the Church of God Militant Pillar and Ground of Truth of Pikeville, died Sept. 17. For the past 34 years, he worked for the Kentucky State Highway Department’s Highway District 12 office in Pikeville, where he participated in the Governor’s Minority Management Trainee Program. Layne served as pastor of the church for 15 years. There, he and his wife Sandra Ann Brown Layne founded “Meeting in the more on this story...  

09/12/2014
Obituaries

Linda Lou Meade Johnson, 71, of Whitesburg, died Aug. 31. Survivors: husband Bruce Johnson; children Steven (Mary) Meade of Mt. Sterling, Deanna (Ronald) Tackett of Whitesburg, Eileen (Chester) Moore of Melvin; other family members. Funeral: Sept. 5, Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, Bevinsville. Burial: family cemetery, Dean, under direction of Nelson Frazier Funeral Home Edgar C. Wright, 74, of Brownstown, Mich. , formerly of Floyd County, died Sept. 2. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran. Survivors: daughter Rubel Sanders; other family members. Funeral: Sept. 6 at Hall Funeral Home Chapel. Burial: Newman Cemetery more on this story...  

08/29/2014
Obituaries

Mary Ann May, 81, of Huddy, died Aug. 19. Survivors: husband Bob G. May; other family members. Funeral: Aug. 23 at Hatfield Funeral Chapel. Burial: Dotson Cemetery, McCarr Herman R. Puckett, 90, of Ashcamp, died Aug. 19. Survivors: wife Marie Looney Puckett; children Wanda Gibson of Lookout, Leslie Puckett of Newport, Tenn. , Larry Puckett of Elkhorn City, Donna Johnson of Dorton; other family members. Funeral: Aug. 23 at Union Association Building in Elkhorn City. Burial: Rob Ratliff Cemetery at Shelby Gap under the direction of Lucas & Son Funeral Home Kerry more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Obituaries

Coleman Thornsberry, 83, of Dema died Aug. 10. He was a U. S. Army veteran. Survivors: wife Charlsia Bates Thornsberry; children Phillip Thornsberry of Southgate, Mich. , Keith Thornsberry of Dema and Delana Isaacs of Melvin; other family members. Funeral: Aug. 13 at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home. Burial: King Cemetery at Kite Geneieve Hall, 75, of Salyersville, died Aug. 5. Survivors: children Fredrick Holloway Jr. , and Ilean Harris, both  of Salyersville, Billy Holloway of Prestonsburg and Daisy Holloway of Lexington; other family members. Funeral: Aug. 9 at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home. Burial: Harvey Cemetery of Printer more on this story...  

08/01/2014
Obituaries

Charles E. Lowe Sr. 1921-2014 PIKEVILLE — Pike County lost a dedicated public servant last week. Former Pike County Circuit Judge Charles E. Lowe, widower of Virginia Stamper Lowe, died July 25, at the age of 92. Lowe, who served in the U. S. Marine Corps during World War II, was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. An attorney, he served as Pike County Circuit Judge from 1964 to 1970. He was born August more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Obituaries

Jerry Dean Newsome, 38, of Banner, died July 13. Survivors: mother Sandra Adkins Salyer; daughters Dezeree Newsome and Savanna Castle, both of Banner; other family members. Funeral: July 16 at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home. Burial: Anderson-Conn Cemetery at Banner Joie C. Lawson, 70, of Honaker, died July 13. Survivors: daughters Chelle Sode of Harold and Chanda Nunemaker of Nancy; other family members. Funeral: July 18 at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home. Burial: Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel Arthur Woodrow Hurd, 60, of Prestonsburg, died July 11. Survivors: daughters Deena Whitaker of Harlan, more on this story...  

07/03/2014
Obituaries

The Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce lost one of its dedicated board members recently. George Scott Poole, 30, of Williamson, W. Va. , died June 22. Survivors include his parents, George and Patricia Surgeon Poole of Williamson; sister Christina (Lucas) Smith of Texas and other family members and friends. A licensed insurance agent at City Insurance Agency in Williamson, Poole was involved with the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Williamson Parks and Recreation Board, the Mountain Club and the Hatfield McCoy Reunion. His father helped establish the Hatfield-McCoy Trail more on this story...  

06/20/2014
Obituaries

Athalie Jane Sparks Yates, 87, of Lexington, formerly of Rawl, W. Va. , died June 10. Survivors: children Mark Yates and David Yates, both of Williamson, W. Va. , Susan Dare and Sharon Jones, both of Lexington; other family members. Funeral: June 13 at Hatfield Funeral Chapel. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens at Maher, W. Va. Lora Christene Hall, 80, of Virgie, died June 16. Survivors: several nieces and nephews. Funeral: June 18 at Lucas and Son Funeral Home. Burial: Hall Cemetery at Osborne ForkRandall Dwayne Adkins, 44, of Jenkins, died June 13. Survivors: parents Randall and Joyce Tackett Adkins; son Kolby Adkins; more on this story...  

06/06/2014
Obituaries

Joan White, 87, of Red Jacket, W. Va. , died June 1. Survivors: children Dee White and Gary White, both of Charleston, W. Va. , and Richard White of Roanoke, Vahttp://www. pikevillehospital. org; other family members. Funeral: June 5 at Hatfield Funeral Chapel. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens at Maher, W. Va. Josie L. Goad, 83, of Meador, W. Va. , died June 1. Survivors: children Guy Goad, Ricky Goad, both of Meador, Phillip Goad of Beech Creek, David Goad of Julian, W. Va. , and Robin Dixon of Beech Creek, W. Va. ; other family members. She was cremated. Burial: Murphy Cemetery at Beech Creek under the direction of Hatfield more on this story...  

05/23/2014
Obituaries

James Hatler Newsom, 58, of Pikeville, died May 12. Survivors: daughters Lindsey Stephen and Holly Newsom; other family members. Funeral: May 17 at Thacker Memorial ChapelRalph Eugene Campbell, 73, of Paducah, formerly of Pikeville, died May 12. He was a U. S. Army veteran. Survivors: children Tracy Scarborough of Dexter, Lisa Burns and John Campbell, both of Hurley, Va. , and John Campbell of Paducah; other family members. Funeral: May 16 at Thacker Memorial Funeral Home. Burial: Campbell Cemetery, Pikeville. Memorial donations: Community Ministries, 1225 Broadway, Paducah, Ky. 42001; American Cancer Society, 3140 Parisa Dr. , Paducah, Ky. 41003; or more on this story...  

05/09/2014
Obituaries

Octavia Chapman, 81, of Kimper, died May 4. Survivors: children L. B. Chapman, and Sue Hensley, both of Huntington, Ind. , Emma Hunt of Nicholasville, Betty Canada and Nancy Thacker, both of Pikeville and Erma Chapman of Kimper; other family members. Funeral: May 6 at Thacker Memorial Chapel. Burial: Annie E. Young Cemetery at PikevilleVelva Blackburn Ratliff, 92, of Pikeville, died May 2. Survivors: children Glenn Ratliff of Lexington and Ruth Phipps of Rockhouse; other family members. Funeral: May 5 at Thacker Memorial Funeral Home. Burial: Annie E. Young Cemetery in PikevilleGary W. Williams, 66, of Pikeville, died May more on this story...  

04/23/2014
Obituaries

Ted Francis, 71, of McAndrews, died April 16. Survivors: wife Elsie A. (Deskins) Francis; children Anthony (Leigh Ann) Francis of Chattaroy, W. Va. , Meletta (J. B. ) Dotson of Ransom; other family members. Funeral: April 19 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel.   Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy Clifton (Duke) Rife, 73, formerly of Pike County, died Jan. 26. Survivors: wife Billie Hensley Rife; other family members. Funeral: April 18 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home. Burial: Lowe’s Cemetery, Pikeville Charles Ray Smith, 68, of McVeigh, died April 18. He was a veteran. Survivors: more on this story...  

04/11/2014
Obituaries: Community mourns teen’s passing

BELFRY — A community is rallying behind the family of a Belfry High School sophomore who lost her battle with cancer this week. Casey “Lou” Michelle Maynard, 15, of South Williamson, died April 5. She was a sophomore at Belfry High School who was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma 1. 5 years ago. Since then, she has inspired Belfry and the Pond Creek community with her strength, faith and hope. The Tri-State Wrestling Alliance will host a “Wrestling for Casey” fundraiser on April 19 at 7:30 p. m. at the Williamson more on this story...  

03/07/2014
Obituaries

Pearl Bryant Harris, 66, of Pikeville, died March 2. Survivors: son Kenneth Harris of Pikeville; other family members. Funeral: March 7 at Lucas and Son Funeral Home. Burial: Sam-Hall Cemetery Robert Harold “Bobby” Napper, 70, of Pikeville, died Feb. 26. Survivors: daughter Jeannie Chaney; other family members. Funeral: March 1 at Lucas and Son Funeral Home. Burial: Newsome Branch Cemetery James Howard Key, 62, of Hatfield, died Feb. 24. Survivors: wife Garnet J. Lusk Key; son Charles W. (Misty) Key of Hatfield; other family members. Funeral: March 1 at R. E. Rogers more on this story...  

 






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