Obituaries for July 28, 2017

Roy Thomas "Tom" Smith, 69, of Williamson, W.Va., passed away July 19. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. Memorial service, July 24, Burnwell Gospel Revelation Tabernacle, Burnwell.

 

Lee Thomas Leedy, 76, of Canada, passed away July 24. Memorial service, July 27, Edo Freewill Baptist Church, Kimper.

 

Jean Hall Hamilton, 78, of Pikeville, passed away July 22. Funeral, July 27, Island Creek Regular Baptist Church, Pikeville. Burial, Jack Thomas Cemetery, Island Creek.

 

Vernon C. "Huck" Childers, 68, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Newtown, W.Va., passed away July 22. Funeral, July 28. Burial, Ellison Hatfield Cemetery, Newtown.

 

Ruth Elizabeth Taylor Moore, 75, of Williamson, W.Va., passed away July 22. Funeral, July 27, First Mount Zion Baptist Church, Williamson. Burial, Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, W.Va.

 

Paul William Simpkins, 39, of Austinville, Va., formerly of Beech Creek, W.Va., passed away July 16. Funeral, July 29. Burial, Wolford Family Cemetery, Beech Creek.

 

Zelma Tackett, 83, of Turkey Pen, Virgie, passed away July 22. Funeral, July 26, Enterprise Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial, Frank Tackett Cemetery, Long Fork, Virgie.

 

Chad Taylor, 42, of Homosassa, Fla., formerly of Virgie, passed away July 17. Memorial service, July 23, Long Fork Freewill Baptist Church.

 

Avonelle Neeley, 77, of Prestonsburg, passed away July 24. Funeral, July 27. Burial, Johnny Neeley Family Cemetery, Left Fork, Abbott, Prestonsburg.

 

Minnie Sue Marsillett Honeycutt, 60, of Auxier, passed away July 21. Funeral, July 24. Burial, Highland Memorial Park, Martin.

 

Burnis Evans, 66, of Grethel, passed away July 21. Funeral, July 24. Burial, Glendale Cemetery, Cardington, Ohio.

 

Ornell Jamup Bentley, 82, of Beaver, passed away July 21. Funeral, July 24, Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, Teaberry. Burial, Bentley Family Cemetery, Beaver.

 

Wendell L. Howard, 76, of Hueysville, passed away July 20. Funeral, July 24. Burial, Howard/Sexton Cemetery, Hueysville.

 

Earl Thomas "Tommy" Blackburn, 57, of Prestonsburg, passed away July 19. Funeral, July 23. Burial, family cemetery, Prestonsburg.

 

Mark Allen Blankenship, 57, of Salyersville, passed away July 19. Funeral, July 23. Burial, Morrison Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg.

 

James "Red" Virgil Stratton, 88, of Church Hill, Tenn., formerly of Harold, passed away July 21. Funeral, July 24. Burial, Bush Cemetery, Harold.

 

Stanley James, Sr., 85, of Pikeville, passed away July 18. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Funeral, July 21. Burial, Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

 

Johnny Robert Shortridge, 75, of Winchester, passed away July 17. Memorial service, July 22. Burial, Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville.

 

Elbert Compton, 90, of Lincoln Park, Mich., formerly of Pikeville, passed away July 17. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Funeral, July 23. Burial, Stevens Cemetery, Hurricane Road, Pikeville.

 

Dawn Edward Adkins, 79, of Pikeville, passed away July 24. Funeral, July 28. Burial, Johnson Memorial Park.

 

Richard Lee Thacker, 59, of Shelbiana, passed away July 24. Funeral, July 29, Greasy Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, Hopkins Cemetery, Greasy Creek.

 

Mary Athleen Baker, 79, of Grundy, Va., passed away July 24. Funeral, July 28, Mary Lou Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial, Mary Lou Cemetery.

 

Lloyd John Jenkins, 90, of Harold, passed away July 22. He was a former member of the National Guard. Funeral, July 27, Victory Baptist Church. Burial, Victory Baptist Church Cemetery, Board Bottom.

 

Linda Cochran, 68, of Dorton, passed away July 22. Funeral, July 27. Burial, R.H. Ratliff Cemetery, Shelbiana.

 

Jody Lee Adams, 40, of Ashland, formerly of Pikeville, passed away July 21. Funeral, July 25, Speight Church of Christ. Burial, Adams Flower Garden Cemetery, Long Fork.

 

Teddy Blaine Wright, 53, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Letcher County, passed away July 19. Funeral, July 26. Burial, Wright Family Cemetery, Blaze Branch, Dorton.

 

Clifford Adkins, 69, of Pikeville, passed away July 20. Funeral, July 23. Burial, Adkins Cemetery, Phyllis.

 

Robert Gene Ratliff, 65, of Elkhorn City, passed away July 18. Funeral, July 22, Rockhouse Unity Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, Coleman-Ratliff Family Cemetery.

 

Thomas D. Lafferty Sr., 84, of Prestonsburg, passed away July 24. Funeral, July 28. Burial, Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

 

Alphajean "Jean" May Watson, 87, of Martin, passed away July 21. Funeral, July 23, Community United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg. Burial, May Family Cemetery, Martin.

 

Faye Coleman, 71, of Campbellsburg, formerly of Johns Creek, passed away July 23. Funeral, July 26, Johns Creek Primitive Baptist Church. Burial, Coleman Cemetery, Long Fork, Johns Creek.