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Nora Doss
Nora Lee McCoy Doss, 84, of Virginia Beach, Va., died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at Sunbridge For Virginia Beach Nursing Home.
Born June 14, 1916, in Pike County, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Willard and Bessie Marcum McCoy.
She was also preceded in death by: husband, William "Bill" Doss; brothers, Brumley and Clay McCoy; sisters, Agnes McCoy Lambert and Dovely McCoy; daughter-in-law, Gail Doss; and great-grandchild, Christopher Ryan Simmons.
She was a homemaker and a member of Burnwell Church of God.
Survivors: son, Willard J. Doss, Virginia Beach; sister, Vera Elizabeth McCoy Doss, Lansing, Mich.; grandchildren, Denise Ann Doss Simmons, Elizabeth R. Doss Simpkins and Willard Allen Doss, all of Virginia Beach; and great-grandchildren, Kenneth Adam and Brian Allen Simmons, James Matthews Simpkins and Melissa Wade McKenzie.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2001, at Thompson Cemetery, Burnwell, Ky., with Minister John Victor McCoy officiating.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky. 

Okie Fraley
Okie Marie Fraley, 85, of Van Lear, Ky., died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville, Ky
Born Dec. 24, 1915, in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Frank Daniels and Mahala Preston.
She was also preceded in death by husband, Tom Fraley.
Survivors: sons, Thomas Fraley, East Point, Ky., Ronald and William R. Fraley, both of Van Lear, Ky.; daughters, Ruth Butcher and Alpharetta Sue Francis, both of Van Lear; brothers, Jess Daniels, Cliff, Ky., Norton and Shirley Daniels, both of Thelma, Ky.; sisters Maybeth Fraley, Oceana, Ethel Penix, Peggy Keeler and Bonnie Skeets, all of Silver Creek, Ky.; and 25 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren.
Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2001, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Minister Manford Fannin officiating.
Burial: Friendship Memorial Gardens, Williamsport, Ky.
Visitation: after 6 p.m. tonight at the funeral home, Paintsville. 

Ronald Hensley Sr.
Ronald Warren Hensley Sr., 58, of Gilbert, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, in Logan General Hospital, Logan.
Born June 4, 1942, at Huntington, he was a son of the late Woodrow Wincel and Edana Dickson Hensley.
He was also preceded in death by brother, Roger Dale Hensley.
He was a disabled security officer, a U.S. Air Force veteran and of the Protestant faith.
Survivors: wife, Nancy L. Hensley; son, Ronald Warren Hensley II, Gilbert; daughter, Rhonda Mullins, Gilbert; and three grandchildren.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2001, at Crook Chapel Gardens, Green Valley Drive, Huntington, with the Rev. Carl Wolford officiating.
Visitation: 6-9 p.m. tonight at Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert, with service at 7:30 p.m. 

Mildred Burris
Mildred Burris, 83, of Frankfort, Ky., died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at her residence.
A native of Williamson, she was a daughter of the late James H. and Ollie Runyan Hatfield.
She was also preceded in death by husband, John L. Burris.
She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors: son, Jim Burris, Frankfort; and two grandchildren, a great-grandchild.
Funeral: noon Friday, March 9, 2001, at First Methodist Church, Frankfort, with the Rev. Danny Williams and Dr. Jackson Brewer officiating.
Burial: Frankfort Cemetery.
Pallbearers: grandchildren and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Franklin County, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home, Frankfort. 

Edith Harmon
Edith Gertrude Hammond Harmon, 78, of Ravenswood, died Monday, March 5, 2001, in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.
Born Oct. 6, 1922, at Red Jacket, she was a daughter of the late Geroge Washington and Elizabeth Copley Hammond.
She was also preceded in death by: husband, Alvin Harmon; daughter, LInda Gail; and a sister.
She was a housewife.
Survivors: son, Craig Stanley Harmon, Ripley; daughter, Drema Kay Harmon, Ravenswood; brothers, Joe Hammond, Newtown, Everett Hammond, Westland, Mich., George Hammond, Inverness, Fla.; sisters, Marjorie Hickman, Williamson, Kathleen Burgess, South Williamson, Ky., and Faye Datson, Ga.; and grandchild, Ryan Craig Harmon, Ripley.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with Evangelist Stanley Shaffer officiating.
Burial: Ravenswood Cemetery.
Visitation: 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Bobbie Slone
Bobbie Williams Slone, 64, of Kimper, Ky., died Thursday, March 29, 2001, in Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville, Ky.
Born Oct. 29, 1936, in Pike County, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Roy and Ample Arlene Griffin Thompson.
She was also preceded in death by: husbands, Billy Ray Williams and Bennie F. Slone; and daughter, Karen Coleman.
She was a bookkeeper and a member of Owsley Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors: son, Timothy Ray Williams, Kimper; daughters, Tabitha Ratliff, Kimper; brothers, Harry Thompson, Louisville, Ky., Harold Thompson, Sevierville, Tenn., Douglas Thompson, Kimper, Joe Thompson, Elkhorn City, Ky., Roy Jr. and Jackie Thompson, both of Mouthcard, Ky., Mike Thompson, Pikeville, Tommy Thompson, Johns Creek; and four grandchildren.
Funeral: 1 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2001, at J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home, Pikeville, with Ministers Buddy Kendrick and Eddie Overstreet officiating.
Burial: Johnson Memorial Park.
Visitation: at the funeral home.
Pallbearers: Jody, Darin, Steve and David Thompson, Neil Gibson, Bralley Cure, Brian Pendygraft and Charles Taylor. 

Carl Looney
Carl Looney, 79, of Morristown, Tenn., died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Morristown Heritage.
Born Jan. 9, 1922, in Pike County, Ky., he was a son of the late Calvin and Lizzie Looney.
He was employed at Great Lakes Steel, an Air Force and Army veteran and a member of VFW Post 5266 and Moose Lodge 1486.
Survivors: wife, Lucille Looney; son, Carl Looney Jr., Lincoln Park, Mich.; stepchildren, Linda Cross and Robert Carson, both of Morristown; sisters, Nobie Mullins and Millie Wright, both of Kentucky, Betty Gazzaroni and Dean Mullins, both of Michigan; and two grandchildren, five step-grandchildren.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Sunday, April 1, 2001, Johnson Memorial Park.
Visitation: 6-8 p.m. tonight at Lucas and Hall Funeral Home, Pikeville, Ky. 

Myra Newsome
Mrya Newsome died Friday, March 30, 2001, at in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Weaver Mortuary, Williamson. 

Grethel Luster
Grether Luster, 79, of Hode, Ky., died Thursday, March 29, 2001 at Highlands Regional Hospital.
Born July 17, 1921, in Martin County, she was the daughter of the late Arnold and Ida Stanley.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Luster and son, James Clifford Luster.
Survivors: daughters, Nina Workman, Hazard, Ky., and Jean Muncy, Inez, Ky.; sister, Ethel Branham, Columbus, Ohio; brother, Albert Stanley, Borther; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Sunday at Richmond-Callaham Warfield Funeral Chapel with Minister Tim McCoy officiating.
Burial: Luster Cemetery, Inez.
Visitation: 6-9 p.m. today at the Warfield Funeral Chapel. 

Chestlee Newsome
Chestlee Maynard Newsome, 88, of Laurel Creek, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, in Williamson Memorial Hospital.
Born April 12, 1912, in Paintsville, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Ira and Jettie Hensley Maynard.
She was also preceded in death by: husband, Charlie Newsome; brother, Woodrow Maynard; and sister, Elsie Maynard.
She was a homemaker and member of the Church of the Living God His Name Jesus Christ, Laurel Creek.
Survivors: sister, Pearl Maynard, Laurel Creek; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2001, at Chafin Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joseph McCoy officiating.
Burial: Newsome Cemetery.
Visitation: 6-9 p.m. tonight with service at 7 p.m. 

Stephanie Ann Wright
Stephanie Ann Wright, 33, of 502 Gum St., Williamson, died Friday, March 30, 2001, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington.
Born Dec. 11, 1967, at Williamson, she was a daughter of John W. and Vera Johnson Wright of McAndrews, Ky.
She was formerly employed by Timothy Koontz as a secretary, a graduate of Belfry High School, attended Southern West Virginia Community College and Kee College of Business in Virginia and a member of Christ Temple Church.
Survivors in addition to her parents: ex-husband, Robert Ford; sons, Robert, Deboris, Benjamin and Jonathan, all of McAndrews; and sister, Magnolia V. "Maggie" Boone, Norfolk, Va.
Funeral: noon Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Christ Temple Church, Williamson, with Elder Thomas Moore officiating.
Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky. 

Patricia Varney
Patricia S. Varney, 69, of Ashland, Ky., died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, in King's Daughters' Medical Center, Ashland, Ky.
Born July 9, 1931, at McAndrews, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Gomer and Alice Webb Clemons.
She was a former employee of Sears, a former owner and operator of Louisa Sears Catalog Store and a member of South Ashland United Methodist Church.
Survivors: husband, Alex A. Varney; son, Robert A. Varney, Ashland; daughters, Rhonda S. Osburn, Ashland, Alexis Varney, Louisville, Ky., Mary Branstetter, Greensboro, N.C.; brothers, Gomer Clemons Jr., Lexington, Ky.; sister, Peggy Fain, Lexington; and six grandchildren, a great-grandchild.
Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2001, at Steen Funeral Home, Ashland Chapel, Ashland, with the Rev. Mike Stanley officiating.
Entombment: Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum.
Visitation: 6-9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Foundation, c/o Pulmonary Rehabilitation Fund, P.O. Box 789, Ashland, KY., 41105. 

Rebecca VanHoose
Rebecca Ellen Qualls VanHoose, 94, of Chattaroy, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, April 3, at Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital.
Born Sept. 30, 1906, at Greenup County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Charles Harrison Qualls and Edna Tackett Qualls Thompson.
She was a member of the New Philadelphia United Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
VanHoose was also preceded in death by her husband, William VanHoose; sons, Thomas Irvin VanHoose and William VanHoose and her sister, Ora Ramey.
Survivors: children, daughter and son-in-law, with whom she made her home, Paul and Linda Henson, William Edward VanHoose, Hoffman Estates, Ill., Ruben Sherman VanHoose, Williamson, Emily Marcum, Somerset, Ky., Eva Cochran, Ravenswood, Ora Wellman, Williamson, Rosie Mae Taylor, Circleville, Ohio; brother, Leonard Qualls, Ashland, Ky.; sister, Laura Bennett, Paris, Ky.; grandchildren who were her daily companions, Lisa Yates, Michael Henson, and Kelly Dotson and special friends, Dr. Max Tan and Wilma Brewster and her caregiver, Gloria Shortridge and is also survived by a special daughter in law, Mary Henson, who also served as a care provider; 42 grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday, April 6, 2001, at Mt. View Memory Gardens in Maher with Revs. Ray Taylor an dJohn Alley officiating.
Burial: 6-9 p.m. today at Weaver Mortuary Chapel.
Pallbearers: Mike Henson, Benjie Yates, Michael Dotson, Danny Taylor, Greg VanHoose, Dr. Max Tan. 

Lois Grimmet
Lois Grimmet, 70, of Huddy, Ky., died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Williamson Memorial Hospital.
Born Aug. 24, 1930, at McAndrews, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Artie Fuller Justice.
She was a housewife and a member of the Sharondale Church of Christ.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Emil Justice and Gregory Bruce Justice.
Survivors: husband, Eugene Grimmet; sons, Barry (Donna) Grimmet, Delbarton; daughter, Henrietta Webb, Huddy, Ky.; stepmother, Emogene Justice, Lick Creek, Ky.; two grandsons, Barry Scott Grimmet, Delbarton, and Jeremy Webb, Huddy, Ky.; two granddaughters, Lisa Grimmet, Delbarton and Sarah Beth Webb, Huddy, Ky.; five brothers, Emmett Justice, Columbus, Ohio, Robert H. (Phylys) Justice, Ronald Justice, and Franklin (June) Justice, all of Toledo, Ohio and David (Rose Mary) Justice, Phelps, Ky., Joy (Roscoe) Blackburn, Huddy, Ky., Betty Rose (Mike) Fields, Lick Creek, Ky.; great-nephew, Darrel Ross (Jennifer) Wilhite, Huddy, Ky. and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday, April 6, 2001, at Shannondale Church of Christ with Minister, Bob Werntz officiating.
Burial: Smith Cemetery, Sidney, Ky.
Visitation: after 4 p.m. today with special services will be held at 7 p.m. today with Rev. Clinton Layne and Tommy Evans officiating.
Pallbearers will be grandsons. 

June Jones
June Ratliff Jones, 76, of Elkhorn City, Ky., died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital.
Born June 12, 1924, at Pike County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Lonza and Betty Anderson Ratliff.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors: husband, Conrad Raymond Jones; son, Larry Gale and Donna Jones, Ashland, Ky.; daughter, Sandra Jones (Bobby) James, Paintsville, Ky.; brother, Verlin Ratliff, Parisburg, Va.; sisters, Pauline Epling and Catherine Puckett, Elkhorn City, Ky.; granddaughter, Belynda Dawn (Jake) Schuman, Cardington, Ohio; one great-great grandchild, Sydney Schuman.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Minister Billy Ford officiating.
Visitation: 6 p.m. today at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial: Dow-Brooks Cemetery, Draffin, Ky.

Dennis Bevins
Dennis Lee Bevins, 52, of Greenbelt, Md., died Sunday, July 29, 2001, at his residence.
Born June 22, 1949, at South Williamson, Ky., he was a son Roberta Richards Wible of Greenbelt and the late Albert Bevins Jr.
He was a plumber, a U.S. Navy veteran having served in Vietnam and a member of Union Local No. 60.
Survivors in addition to his mother include sons, Denver Lee Bevins of California, Noah Ray Bevins of Gaithersburg, Md.; daughter, Summer Marie Bevins, Annapolis, Md.; brothers, Larry G. Bevins of Greenbelt, William C. Bevins of Mitchellsville, Md.; and grandson, Issiah Boucher.
Funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, at Hatfield Funeral Chapel, Toler, Ky.
Burial will follow at Mt. View Memory Gardens at Huddy, Ky.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. until time of service on Monday.

Andy Stump 
Andy Stump, 62, of Jamboree, Ky., died Saturday, July 28, 2001, at his residence.
Born June 12, 1939, at Phelps, Ky., he was a son of the late McClellan and Edda Stump.
He was also preceded in death by wife, Rosalee Stump; sisters, Rosa Tilley and Martha Stilner.
He was a disabled coal miner and a member of the United Mine Workers of America.
Survivors included stepsons, Greg, Bobby, Donnie and Neil Shaw; brother, Jessie Stump of Jamboree, Ky.; sisters, Opal Stevenson of Churchill, Tenn., Judy Caccavello of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Dorsie Hurley of Pikeville, Ky., Zetta Rice of Freeburn, Ky., Tilda Gilliam of Matewan, Dora Strange of Parrotsville, Tenn.; and half sisters, Vesta Smith of Kimper, Ky., Pearl Hurley and Essie Simmons, both of Detroit, Mich.
Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville, Ky., with the Rev. Michael Casey officiating.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry.

Frank Parker 
Frank Parker, 63, of Zebulon, Ky., died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001.
Born April 28, 1938, in Pike County, Ky., he was a son of the late Berry and Polly Ann Slone Parker.
He was also preceded in death by son, Richard "Rick" Parker; brother, Casey Parker; and sister, Rose Justice.
He was a retired coal miner and a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Survivors include, son, David "Bub" Parker of Zebulon; brother, Lee Parker of Marrowbone, Ky.; sisters, Marge Tackett of New Castle of Delaware, Ethel Dipatre and Dixie Leedy Hess, both of Kimper, Ky., Gypsie Coleman of Marrowbone; and grandchild, Serina Parker of Millard, Ky.
Funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Thacker Memorial Funeral Home, Pikeville, Ky., with Minister Ray Leedy and others officiating.
Burial will follow at Justice Cemetery, Raccoon, Ky. Military Rites will be performed by the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 166.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home.

Vernal Staten
Vernal Andrel Staten, 83. of Rt. 4, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Dixie Stacy Staten.
Born in Chattaroy, he was a son of the late Joseph Jefferson and Chloe Curry Staten. Mr. Staten was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy, and was a retired Mechanical Engineer with Babcock and Wilcox, NNFD.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Ruby S. Brockhoff.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Lynd D. (Clara) Staten of Appomattox; one daughter, Sandra S. (Jerry) Smiley of Bridgewater; two sisters, Amber S. Tickle of Huntington and Agnes S. Hatfield of Buskirk, Ky.; four grandchildren, Jerrica Smiley (Tommy) Long, Scott V. (Beth) Smiley, all of Bridgewater, Stacy Staten (Neal) Devlin, Christina M. Staten of Appomattox; and one great-grandson, Brett Smiley. 
Graveside services were held at the Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Mitch Luckie officiating.
The family requests those wishing to make memorials to consider the Concord Rescue Squad or the Concord Fire Department.
This obituary is courtesy of Chambers Funeral Home of Matewan.

Joe Baisden
Joe S. Baisden, 93, of Dingess, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at his home.
Born Nov. 24, 1907, at Kermit, he was a son of the late John Smith Baisden and Matildia (Ferrell) Baisden.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Albert, Moses and Robert Baisden; three sisters, Lou Baisden, Eliza (Baisden) Moore and Elizabeth Baisden; two sons, Pinky and Daniel Baisden; one granddaughter, Teresa Lynn May; one son-in-law, John Wesley (Toby) Tomblin; two daughters-in-law, Naomi (Harris) Baisden and Karen (Harris) Baisden.
He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice (Hannah) Baisden; three sons, Carles (Rosa) Baisden of Delbarton, Curtiss Baisden of Arcadia, K.S. Kenneth (Donetta) Baisden of Dingess; seven daughters, Tildia (Arthur) May of Breeden, Thelma (Donald) Tennant of Villa Park, Ill., Eliza (Gid) Vance of Dingess, Joan Baisden of Radcliffe, Ky., Elma Lou (Hank) Czyzewski of West Chicago, Ill., Edna Biggerstaff of Verdunville, Adella Gail (Harry) Runyon of Dingess; nineteen grandchildren, Regina (Rick) Browning of Breeden, April Tennant of Gilbert, Ariz., Jeffery Tennent of Addison Ill., Beatrice Babs (Mike) Altizer of Hardy, Ky., Joey (Glenda) Baisden of Mathews, N.C., Curtiss Ray (Shelia) Baisden of Richfield, Minn., Melissa (Wendell) Moore of Dunlow, Donna (Jason) Booth of Dingess, Paula (Joe) Harris of Radcliffe, Ky., Kenny Baisden, Bruce Vance, Doug (Sally) Vance, all of Dingess, Dwayne Williamson of Columbus, Ohio, Michael Williamson of Wadsworth, Ohio, Becky (Rusty) Jordan of Radcliffe, Gerald D. Biggerstaff of Cleveland, Ohio, Jason Biggerstaff, Teresa and Glen Dale Runyon, all of Dingess; 21 great-grandchildren, Timmy, Anthony and Patrick Browning of Breeden, Nicole Most of Gilbert, Ariz., Michelle and Chris Altizer of Hardy, Ky., Allie Baisden of Mathews, N.C., Deanna, Crystal and Max Baisden of Richfield, Minn., Jason, Jr. and Kara Dawn Booth, Michael and Ashley Baisden, Melissa Dawn Baisden, Shane and Fancie Dempsey, all of Dingess, Katelyn and Kristyn Harris, Mattie Bryant, Zach Jordan, Hunter Jordan, all of Radcliffe; and a host of neices and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, at Mount Hope Freewill Baptist Church at Dingess, with the Reverands Curtiss Booth and James Ed Baisden officiating.
Burial will follow at the May Cemetery at Marrowbone, Kermit.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Tennant, Joey Baisden, Kenny Baisden, Jerry and Jason Biggerstaff, Dwayne and Michael Williamson, Bruce and Doug Vance, Curtiss Ray Baisden, Timmy Browning and Glenn Dale Runyon. Honorary pallbearers will be Arthur May, Don Tennant, Gid Vance, Harry Runyon, Hank Czyzewski, Rick Browning, Wendell Moore, Mile Altizer, Joe Harris, Rusty Jordan, Jason Booth, Don Williams, Emmet Williamson and Wesley Biggerstaff.
Visitation will be held after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the church.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home.

James Justice
James W. Justice, 77, of McVeigh, Ky., died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at the Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson, Ky.
Born Nov. 21, 1923, in Pike County, Ky., he was a son of the late Jim W. and Maudie Gooslin Justice.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Clyde, Ernest and Carl Justice; four sisters, Bertha Helms, Hazel Miller, Pearl Brown and Juanita Justice.
He was a retired coal miner from Eastern Coal Corporation, a member of the United Mine Workers of America and a member of the Pinsonfork Church of God.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Keen Justice; two daughters, Sanda Marie Neace of Huntington and Sherry Denise Coleman of McVeigh, Ky.; three brothers, Claude Justice of Prestonsburg, Ky., Dennis Justice of Romulus, Mich. and Fred Justice of Majestic, Ky.; five sisters, Lillian Hart of Romeny, Dealia Adams of Cincinnati, Ohio, Blanche Daniels of Newtown, Keatherine Wooten of Wyandotte, Mich. and Ernestine Arnold of Princeton; one grandchild, Candace Michele Neace of Huntington.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Ky., with the Brothers Lindsey Cornett and Jerry Horn officiating.
Intombment will follow in the Mountain View Memory Garden Mausoleum at Huddy, Ky.
Brothers of the church will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, and Thursday, Nov. 1, at the funeral home with special services at 7 p.m. nightly.

Hester Cox
Hester May Cox, 87, of Pinsonfork, Ky., died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at the Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson, Ky.
Born Feb. 2, 1914, in Pike County, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Dixie Runyon May.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Karl Cox; three sisters, Violet Pyne, Pauline Meyers, June Maynard; and one neice, Paula Sue Swift.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Ypsilanti Presbyterian Church in Ypsilanti, Mich.
She is survived by one nephew, Thomas Scott Pyne of Silicon Valley, Calif. and Marlene Maynard of Pinsonfork, Ky.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Ky., with the Rev. Frankin Mounts officiating.
Burial will follow at the Mountain View Memory Gardens in Huddy, Ky.
Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the funeral home.

Cecil Goff
Cecil Ford Goff, 40, of Arab, Ala., died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001.
Born Oct. 31, 1960, he was a son of the late Edsel Ford and Naomi Justice Goff.
He was employed as an auto parts salesman and a member of the Freewill Baptist faith.
He is survived by two ex-wives, Brenda Lee Underwood and Tammy Eudy; three sons, Michael Shawn and Cecil James Goff, both of Michigan, and Terry Joe Randall Goff of Arab; one daughter, Mercede Kathleen Goff of Arab; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at the Greasy Creek Freewill Baptist Church, with the Minister Jimmy Jack Adkins officiating.
Burial will follow at the Annie E. Young Cemetery in Pikeville, Ky.
Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, Thursday, Nov. 1, at the church with special services at 7 p.m. nightly.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home of Pikeville, Ky.

Earl Flemming
Earl Flemming, 90, of Elkhorn City, Ky., died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at the Mountain View Health Care Center.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, at Bailey Funeral Home, with Scottie Adkins and others officiating.
Interment will follow at Mountain View Memorial Park in Big Rock, Va.
Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the funeral home.

James Bono
James Arthur Bono, 68, of Borderland, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at Williamson Memorial Hospital.
Born Dec. 12, 1933, in Williamson, he was the son of the late Steve and Pearl Tincher Bono.
He was retired from the W.V. Department of Highways.
He is survived by hi wife Pat Parsley Bono; daughter Sandra (Crayton) Runyon of Borderland; brothers Walter Bono of Turkey Creek and Robert Bono of Williamson; sister Martha Venturino of Williamson; grandson Shane Runyon; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at the Weaver Mortuary Chapel will Revs. Allen Shouse and Wesley Wickard officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. View Memory Garden, Huddy, Ky.
Visitation will be Wednesday evening, Oct. 31, 2001, from 6 - 9 in the Weaver Mortuary Chapel.
Pallbearers will be Mark Bono, Brad Bono, Bob Chapman, Kenneth Neal, Kenneth Neal II, Kevin Hackney, Gary Venturino.

Hascal Clay
Hascal Clay, 80, of Robinette, died after a long illness on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Williamson Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 1, 1921, in Wayne County, he was a son of the late Frances German and Viola Finley Clay.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Stewart Clay; four brothers, Boyd Ancil, Gentry and George Clay; and three sisters, Sally Adkins, Fredis Sanders and Verlie Perry Baker.
He was a retired coal miner, formerly employed with Buffalo Mining Company and Pittston Coal Company for 43 years, and a member of the United Mine Workers of America, local 8454.
He is survived by one son, Michael Clay of Lundale; two brothers, Elmer and Hubert Clay of Wayne County; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home Chapel in Man, with the Rev. Denver McClellan, Jr. officiating.
Burial will follow in Clay-Fraley Cemetery in Wayne County.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, and one hour prior to time of service on Thursday, Oct. 31, at the funeral home. 

Robert Phillips
Robert "Buddy" Lawrence Phillips, Sr., of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Christ Hospital.
Born September 10, 1943, in Cinderella, he was the son of the late Isom Sr. and Marie Obey Phillips.
An all-around outstanding football, basketball and baseball player at Liberty High School, he graduated in 1962, and attended Bluefield State College on a football and basketball scholarship. He was a member of the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church and worked for Cincinnati Milacron for 31 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Earnest Ray Phillips, Sr., niece Deborah Washington and nephew Vincent Starling.
He is survived by his wife Ruth J. Phillips; son Robert Phillips, Jr., daughter Marie E. Phillips, all of Cincinnati, Ohio; sisters Mollie Starling (Charles Sr.) of Long Island, N.Y., Arlet (Craig) Eldrige of Williamson; brothers Ison Phillips Jr. of Cleveland, Norman (Mary) and Jackie (Sheila) Phillips, both of Williamson, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Nov. 2, 2001 at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Cincinnati with the Rev. R. Nathaniel Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Charles Starling, Doug Starling, Victor Starling, Kirk Phillips, Jackie Lee Phillips, Jr., Ray Phillips III, Eric Brown, Orlando Jackson, and Robert W. Phillips.
The funeral is under the direction of Jamison & Jamison JR., Inc., Funeral Directors.

Channie Hall
Channie Davis Hall, 99, of Martin County, Ky., died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, in the Logan General Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at the Warfield Chapel of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Muncy Cemetery at Pilgrim, Ky.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at the funeral home.

Okie Martin
Okie C. Martin, 73, of Inez, Ky., died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at his residence.
Born March 12, 1928, in Virgie, Ky., he was the son of the late Frank and Martha Martin.
He was a machinist with the Yaeger Corporation.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Evanell Martin.
He is survived by two stepsons, Larry Webb of Winchester, Ky., and James Webb of Inez, Ky.; two brothers, Ishmael Martin of Marion, Ohio, and Lloyd Martin of Columbus, Ohio, and three sisters, Madge Adkins and Gertrude Tackett, both of Virgie, Ky., and Naomi Logan of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez Chapel with Rev. Jim Horn officiating. Burial will follow at the Hinkle Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at the funeral home.

Jackie Childers
Jackie Curran Childers, 57, of Hellier, Ky., died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at Bailey Funeral Home.
 
Kennith Delong
Kennith Frank Delong, 21, of Inez, has died.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at Phelps and Sons Funeral Chapel. 
Visitation is anytime at the funeral home.

Eugene Meek
Eugene "Little Gene" Meek, 37, of Inez, Ky., has died.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at Phelps and Son Funeral Chapel.
 
Benjamin Pack
Benjamin "Bennie" Pack, 72, of Michigan, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001.
Born in Lovely, Ky., on Oct. 26, 1929, he was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company after 31 1/2 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Alma; a son, Benjamin (Nancy) Pack; two daughters, Beth Ann (Jose) Lora and Theresa (Merlin) May; six grandchildren, Aisleen, Gus and Ben Pack, Nicole Lora, Corrin and Trisha May; three brothers, Jack, Ked and Jim Pack; two sisters, Ruth Chafin and Wilma Dean James, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, at St. John Catholic Church in Jackson, Mich., with Rev. James Shaver officiating. Burial followed at St. John Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. John Church or the American Heart Association would be appreciated.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Desnoyer Funeral Home.

Maywood Williams
Maywood Williams, 74, of South Charleston, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at his home after a long illness. 
He was a certified life underwriter and was a retired district sales manager for Nationwide Insurance Company. He was an Air Force veteran of WWII and was a member of the Dunbar Church of the Nazarene. He had been a resident of South Charleston for 40 years.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Midkiff Williams; a son, Darrell Keith Williams of South Charleston; a daughter, Sheila Gay (Ed) Mucklow; a brother, Keith (Connie) Whitten of Cross Lanes; a sister, Sue Sizemore of Michigan, and grandchildren Susan and Steven Hooper of Huntington.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at the Dunbar Church of the Nazarene with the Revs. Philip Bowles and Franklin W. Goff officiating.
Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Bennie Duty Sr.
Bennie Rodney Duty Sr., 73, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002 at Ohio State University Hospital East.
A retired contractor, he was preceded in death by parents, Nola and John C. Duty; one son, Bennie R. Duty Jr.; three sisters, Ella Styer, Emmalou Duty and Lina Jane Duty; two brothers, Carlos and Joe Duty.
Survivors include the mother of his children, Ailene Duty; five daughters, Carol Hill of Alabama, Glenna Thom of Gahanna, Ohio, Marsha (James) Cook of Columbus, Ohio, Jeannie (Chuck) Nevins of Alabama and Judy (Darren) Howard of Kentucky; two sons, Dallis (Mary Jo) Duty of California, and Carlos (Debbie) Duty of Columbus, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; two sisters, Vera (Russell) Vance and Sarah Jean (Don) McComas; four brothers, John and James (Mary Ann), Author (Nancy Ann) and Loren (Rita Ann) Duty; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, in the Long Funeral Home, 5528 Cleveland Avenue (one block south of St. Rt. 161), where funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, with the Rev. David Galisin officiating. Interment will follow in the Mifflin Township Cemetery, Gahanna, Ohio.

Ivan Gillman
Ivan Gillman, 87, of Omar, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002 at Logan General Hospital after a brief illness.
Born Sept. 16, 1914 at Rockhouse, he was the son of the late Comfort and Roxie Curry Gillman.
Mr. Gillman was a retired coal miner from Omar Mining Co. and W.P. Coal Co.
He was preceded in death by wife, Elsie Gillman; two daughters, Shelby J. Gillman and Carole Gillman Munday.
Survivors include two daughters, Pearl Brooks of Brighton, Mass., and Sidney Jo Gillman of Barnabus; four sons, Ivan Gillman Jr. of Maryville, Ind., Carson Gillman of Charleston, Dana Gillman of Lake, and Gene Gillman of McCleanville, N.C.; one brother, Dana Ray Gillman of Barnabus; 18 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Collins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. C.D. Wolford officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
-Romans 10:13

Edna Davis
Edna Hester (Estepp) Davis, 86, of Delbarton, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2002 in the Appalachian Regional Hospital.
Mrs. Davis was born July 4, 1915 in Myrtle. She was the daughter of the late James Albert and Lucinda Hunt Estepp. She was one of 14 children.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Bryant Davis; a daughter, Linda Gail Bruchow; great-grandson, Jalen Davis; five brothers, Greenway, Elber, Lon, Russell and Herbert Estepp; and five sisters, Roxie Davis, Brize Smith, Bertha Hale, Sadie Young and Resa Cline.
Mrs. Davis was a member of the Church of God faith and a life-time poetry writer. She had three poetry books titled "Heart Throbs in Poetry - From The Hills of West Virginia" and 18 of her poems narrated and recorded to music by Chuck Johnson from Coeburn, Va.
Mrs. Davis was a good mother and loved her family. She left behind her love and a legacy of poetry. Her most memorable poem is "Pictures On Memory's Wall." She will be sadly missed.
She is survived by seven children, Jimmie Clerane Davis of Austinburg, Ohio, Donald Davis, Shelvia Jean Evans, Billy Dean Davis, Jackie Glen Davis, all of Delbarton, Roger Lee Davis of Webbville, Ky., and Gary Wade Davis Sr. of Williamson; one brother, Homer Estepp of McCarr, Ky.; and two sisters, Opal Elkins and Margie Curry of Columbus, Ohio; 26 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Chafin Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, with the Rev. Larry Brown and Evangelist Jimmy Meade officiating.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6-9 Wednesday evening with services at 7 p.m. Burial will be at the Davis Family Cemetery, Pigeon Roost.
Pallbearers will be friends and family.

Samuel Runyon
Samuel David Runyon, 71, of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Rawl, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002 in the Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Ky.

Virginia Adkins
Virginia Adkins, 72, of Phyllis, Ky., died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002 at Pikeville (Ky.) Methodist Hospital.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Grapevine Pentecostal Church, Phyllis, Ky.

Tommy Spradlin
Tommy A. Spradlin, 49, of Fort Gay, born March 17, 1952, died Feb. 11, 2002, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa, Ky.
He was the son of the late Matthew and Zelphia Spradlin. 
Survivors include his loving companion, Maebelle Mollett, and her sons; his children Trina Brumlow of Columbus, Ohio, Brian Thomas Spradlin of Big Creek, Ky., Melissa Spradlin and Christopher Tan Spradlin, both of Inez, Ky., and Lynora Jean Spradlin; three sisters, Janice (Earl) Hensley of Gainesville, Ga., Nellie (Paul) Caudill of Williamson, Lydia Spradlin of Williamson; four brothers, Larry Spradlin of Williamson, Charles Spradlin of Columbus, Ohio, Eddie (Becky) Spradlin of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Darrell (Norma) Spradlin of Williamson; 11 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
He was a retired truck driver of 30 years. It was a joy to be around him.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at Young's Funeral Home, Louisa Ky., at 11 a.m.
Visitation will be held Wednesday 6-9 p.m. and Thursday 4-9 p.m. Services will start 7 p.m. nightly with the Revs. Earl White and Gary Mounts officiating. Burial will be at the Thompson Cemetery at Glen Hayes, W.Va.

Anna Hay
Anna Lee Baisden Hay, 77, of Naugatuck, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at her home. She was the wife of Maynard Hay.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chafin Funeral Home at a later date.

Florence Harmon
Florence Virginia Harmon, 87, of Inez, Ky., died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at her home.
She was a homemaker.
Born Oct. 10, 1914 in Martin County, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Will and Carola (Hensley) Horn.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Eliza Harmon, and one son, Bill Harmon.
Survivors include three sons, C. Edward Harmon of Toledo, Ohio, Lloyd Harmon of Waverly, Ohio, and Elza Harmon of Greenwood, Ind.; two daughters, Mary McMasters and Ida Bayer, both of Inez; two brothers, Lloyd Horn of Irving, Tenn., and Hillmon Ray Horn of London, Ohio; seven sisters, Mary Jane Fisher of Cincinnati, Ohio, Zetta Endicott of Columbus, Ohio, Shirley Thomas of San Antonio, Texas, Armelda Eppler of Cincinnati, Ohio, Essie Stein of Cincinnati, Ohio, Lucy Montemurrow of Plano, Texas, and Thelma Jean Cremons Cannol of Winchester, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez (Ky.) Chapel, with Paul Schmidt, Lonnie Ratliff and Maurice Mills officiating. Burial will follow in the Harmon Cemetery, Inez.
Arrangements are under the direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home.

Clara Hayes
Clara Nell Croaff Hayes, 57, of Phelps, Ky., died Monday, June 3, 2002 at Williamson Memorial Hospital.
Born May 30, 1945 in Glen Alum, she was a daughter of the late William Stewart and Ocie Croaff.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters Myrtle Parker, Virginia Hall and Ruth Murphy; brother Billy Croaff; and several infant siblings.
Mrs. Hayes was a homemaker and of the Apostolic faith.
Survivors include her husband, Carl Hayes of Phelps; one son, Booney Martin Hayes of Phelps; daughters Kristy (Bryan) Chapman of Hardy, Ky., and Pepper (Keith) Thacker of Pikeville, Ky.; brothers Larry (Christine) Croaff and Eddie (Anna) Croaff, both of Edgarton; and a sister, Joyce (Darryl) Ratliff of Edgarton. She was also anticipating the arrival of her first grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2002 at the Phelps Church of God in Jesus Name with the Rev. Opie Harris officiating.
Burial will follow in the Blackberry Cemetery, Blackberry City.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will begin Tuesday at the church at 6 p.m. with services nightly beginning at 7 p.m.
Arrangements are under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services.



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