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Paul Dean

Paul Dean

Paul Richard Dean, 88, of South Williamson, Ky., died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at the ARH Tug Valley Regional Medical Center, South Williamson, Kentucky.

He was born at Fort Gay, March 9, 1931, the son of the late F.B. Dean and Edith Artrip Dean.

He served his country proudly in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged at the rank of staff sergeant. He was an outstanding athlete in his youth and was inducted into the Fort Gay High School Athletic Hall of Fame, honoring his two-time selection as an All Conference Player of the Year.

He was a longtime and devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Williamson where he was active in numerous capacities. For all the kindness and service he so willingly gave to others, his major focus in life was service to God and caring for his beloved  family.

While his shoes will be impossible to fill, he leaves by virtue of example, the legacy of a man who invested himself in living a good, meaningful and robust life, loved God, cherished his family and respected the gift of friendship.

He will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him.

In addition to his wife, Lois Dean, he is survived by three sons, Richard Dean (Connie), of Charleston, Tim Dean (Patricia “Dishy”) and David Dean (Margie Crum), both of South Williamson, Ky.; five grandchildren, Rebecca Sims (Jim), of Kennesaw, Ga., Evan Dean (Ashley), of Massillon, Ohio, Ashley Dean and Cody Dean, both of Lexington, Ky.; five great-grandchildren, Jalen and Emma Laughry, Cooper, Charlotte and Conner Dean; and a host of loving friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at the First Baptist Church of Williamson, with Pastor Jarrod Belcher and Rev. Carl Butler officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky, with members of the board of deacons of the First Baptist Church of Williamson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Hatcher, Dr. Jeff Vaughan and Bill Smith. Arrangements are under the direction of Weaver Mortuary, Inc., of West Williamson.

The guestbook may be signed at www.weavermortuaryinc.com.

Chole Hall

Chole Marie Hall, one week old infant daughter of Glen Hall and Ashley Adkins, of Williamson, gained her angel wings Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019.  

She was born at South Williamson, Ky., Nov. 24, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her paternal great-grandmother, Chole Cook.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her siblings, Ryan Hall, of Forest Hills, Ky., and Alyssa Hall, Carissa Hall, Narissa Hall, Ashlynn Hall, Arron Hall and Lucas Hall, all of the home; her paternal grandfather, Glen Cook Jr., of Sidney, Ky.; her maternal grandparents, Tina Nolan, of Auburn, and Johnny Adkins, of Man; her paternal great-grandfather, Glen Cook Sr., of Williamson; her maternal great-grandparents, Luther and Pearl Blankenship, of Auburn; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Ky., with Pearl Blankenship speaking. Burial followed at the Mt. View Memory Gardens, Maher. Arrangements were under the direction of the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Kentucky.

Though our time with her was all too brief, she filled our hearts with love and joy and her memory has been etched in our hearts forever!

The guestbook may be signed at www.hatfieldfc.com.

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Adam Hopkins

Adam Hopkins

Adam Hopkins, 67, of Rogersville, Tenn., formerly of Belfry, Ky., died Sunday,

Dec. 8, 2019, at the Greeneville Community Hospital East, Greeneville, Tennessee.  

He was born at Pikeville, Ky., May 11, 1952, the son of the late Calvin and Mellie Hall Hopkins.

He was a retired employee of the Pike County Road Department. He was of the

Old Regular Baptist Faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Deborah Hopkins; his son, Robert Hopkins; his daughter, Zella Mae Hopkins; and several brothers and sisters.

He is survived by two daughters, Sheila Charpenter (Tim), of Morristown, Tenn., and Jennifer Dotson (Tony), of Rogersville, Tenn.; three brothers, Luther Hopkins and Lee Ray Hopkins, both of Pikeville, Ky., and Joe Edward Hopkins, of Ohio; two sisters, Delena Florene Nichols (Edward), of Ohio, and Judy McCoy (Tommy), of Grayson, Ky.; nine grandchildren, Tyler Marcum, Arianna Jimenez (Alex), Jon Charpenter, Isaac Charpenter, Timmy Charpenter, Bruce Hopkins, Greysen Hopkins, Joseph Dotson and Little Adam Dotson; two great-grandchildren, Shawn Jimenez and Mariana Jimenez; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, Ky., with Elder Richard Staton officiating. Burial will follow at the

Mt. View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with his sons-in-law and grandsons serving

as pallbearers. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Kentucky.

The guestbook may be signed at www.hatfieldfc.com.

James Melmige Jr.

James Melmige Jr., 88, of Sunset Addition, Williamson, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, following a brief illness.

He was born at North Matewan, Aug. 3, 1931, the son of the late James Melmige Sr. and Gazella Kovash Melmige.

He was devoted to his family. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and uncle. The welfare of his family was always foremost in his mind. He was proud of his children and grandchildren and their unique talents and individual accomplishments.

He served his country proudly in the United States Army from 1952 until 1954. Ranking as a corporal, he was honorably discharged from military service in 1954.

He received a bachelor’s degree in education from Morris Harvey College in 1956. He later earned his master’s degree in educational administration at George Peabody College in 1961, and did post-graduate work from 1962 until 1970 at Marshall University, Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University and the University of Missouri.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Louis Melmige; and his son-in-law, Robert Calfee.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Jean Cline Melmige; his son, James Kipper Melmige (Susanna), of Knoxville, Tenn.; his daughters, Cindy Calfee, of Williamson, Pleshette Snavely (Daniel, M.D.), of Hurricane, and Stephanie Meadows (Michael), of Barboursville; 10 grandchildren, Michael Calfee, Jordan Calfee Elia, James Kipper Melmige II, James Conley, Jackson Snavely, Kennedy Snavely, Raleigh Snavely, Salem Carlton, Ian Carlton and Van Carlton; and five great-grandchildren, Josie Elia, Luke Elia, Charlie Elia, Kaden James and James Kipper Melmige III.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at Weaver Mortuary, West Williamson, with Rev. Jerry Shields officiating. Military Rites will be conducted at the mortuary by the D.A.V. Chapter #141, Belfry, Kentucky. Interment will follow in the Cline Family Cemetery, Inez, Ky., with James Kipper Melmige, Michael Calfee, James Conley and Jackson Snavely, and Salem, Ian and Van Carlton serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Olive, George Johnson, Ermal Chafin, Rhodes Ooten and Michael Jude.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, at the mortuary. Arrangements are under the direction of Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorial contributions be made to the Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 536, Williamson, WV 25661.

Arrangements are under the direction of Weaver Mortuary, Inc., of West Williamson.

The guestbook may be signed at www.weavermortuaryinc.com.

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Darrell Mounts

Darrell Mounts

Darrell Eugene Mounts, 69, of Phyllis, Ky., died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at his residence.

He was born at Vulcan, May 8, 1950, a son of the late Amos and Shirley Wolford Mounts.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Sue Mounts, who died at birth; two brothers, Roland Clayton Wolford and Bobby Mounts; and a sister, Della Rae Caupp.

He was the cherished husband of Eva Anderson Mounts. He was a retired truck driver. He loved riding his horse when his health permitted and was a wonderful grandfather who enjoyed his grandchildren.  

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Shirley Gillespie (Reed), of Kimper, Ky.; four brothers, Steve Mounts (Betty), of Phelps, Ky., Robert Mounts (Tammy), of Delaware, Amos Mounts (Shelly), of Dayton, Ohio, and Larry Wolford, of Delaware; two grandchildren, Matthew Justice and Adia Gillespie, both of Kimper, Ky.; and a host of family and friends.  

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at the Jones & West Funeral Home Chapel, Phelps, Ky., with Rev. Bud Crum and Rev. Gene Gross officiating. Burial followed at the Freeburn Community Cemetery, Freeburn, Kentucky. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, Kentucky.

The guestbook may be signed at www.joneswestfh.com.

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 Imogene Tackett

“Jean” Tackett

Imogene “Jean” Tackett, 94, of Williamson, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at Trinity Nursing Home, Williamson.

She was a Christian and of the Church of Christ Faith. She was well known for

her outgoing personality and giving nature. She worked at many different jobs, but she

was known to most as the lady from the Betsy Ross Store.

She was born in Pike County, Ky., May 5, 1925, the daughter of the late Thomas and Ida New.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; her sons,

Richard Allen and Frank Gary; her granddaughter, Joanna Tackett; her sister, Jaunita Hatfield; and her brothers, Thomas Jr., Edsel and Ervin New.

She loved her family dearly.

She is survived by her sons, Charles Terry (Diana), of Lexington, Ky., Joseph (Thelma), of Williamson, Stephen (Jeanette), of Montgomery, Ala., and Jeffrey (Alice), of Turkey Creek, Ky.; her daughter-in-law, Wilma Tackett, of North Platte, Neb.; her grandchildren, Joseph Tackett (Tabby), Michael Tackett, Lorie Tackett, Rebecca Tackett, Jeannie Tackett, Kendall Perley and Nathan Tackett; her great-grandchildren, Morgan Crowe (Joe), Kyle Tackett and Cydney Spady; her great-great-grandchildren, Josie Crowe, Joey Crowe and Johnny Crowe; her sister, Judy New; and her  brothers, Denny New and Larry New.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at the Hatfield Funeral

Chapel of Toler, Ky., with Rev. Haskell Runyon Jr. officiating. Burial followed at the Mt. View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Kentucky. Arrangements were under the direction of the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Kentucky.

The family would like to thank the staff of Trinity Nursing Home and Dr. Abbas for the kind and loving care given to their mother.

The guestbook may be signed at www.hatfieldfc.com.

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James Thompson

“John” Thompson

James H. “John” Thompson, 75, a beloved father, friend and minister, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. After a brave fight with ALS, John, a resident of Gilbert, died peacefully at his residence surrounded by family and friends.

He was born March 1, 1944, at Chattaroy, to James H. and Edna Maye Frangowlakis Thompson. He grew up in Chattaroy surrounded by his parents’ large and loving families, including 12 aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Minnie Belle Coburn; and his grandmother, Mattie Hatfield Varney.

After graduating from Chattaroy High School, he followed much of his family to Ohio where he started his service at Salem Baptist Church, Columbus, Ohio. John enjoyed leading as a youth minister and as Outreach Director by helping the church grow through its bus ministry. After being led by the Lord to serve as a minister, John moved to Fort Worth, Texas, to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Upon receiving his degree, John returned home to Chattaroy as the Pastor of Chattaroy Missionary Baptist Church. His work at Chattaroy led him to missions work through the Coalfield Association of Southern Baptists and Pastor to Gilbert Creek Baptist Church. There, John helped the needy in the community through a clothing, food and supply outreach program. Churches all over the East Coast gave to the Association to assist John in these outreach programs for the people of the Gilbert Creek area.

John is survived and deeply missed by his three daughters, Jacqueline Shai King (Michael), of Goose Creek, S.Car., Samantha Otto, of Spring Hill, Kan., and Edna Thompson (Mark Mitchell), of Williamson; three grandchildren, Mercedes Thompson (Austin Weber), Zachary King and Mason Otto; and one great-grandchild, Brantley Webster.

John is also survived by his extended family, Rhonda Robinette, Thomas Trent, Kayla Hurley (Greg), Cash Hurley, Macy Hurley, Kirsten Christian (Shane), Stevie Dawn Cline (Trevor) and Easton Cline, all of Gilbert.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Northlawn Memory Gardens, Westerville, Ohio. Arrangements were under the direction of Mounts Funeral Home, Inc., of Gilbert.

The guestbook may be signed at www.mountsfuneralhome.com.

Joseph Webb

Joseph Edward Webb, 66, of Cookeville, Tenn., died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at his residence, surrounded with the love of his wife and children.

He was born Aug. 5, 1953, to the late Robert Wallace and Martha Alice Webb, of Turkey Creek, Kentucky.

As a young man, he relocated to the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Madison High School as a proud Eagle alumni. He would go on to open a vehicle repair shop as a master mechanic, in which, he spent the betterment of 20 years striving as a business man and a passionate member of the drag racing scene. He was known to many as a racing professional and genius. In 2000, the NSCA recognized him for setting a record for the world’s fastest legal street car, in his crown jewel, his candy apple red ‘66 Chevelle. Among other passions, he was an amazing athlete, playing basketball, baseball and softball with many local and travel teams. Along the way he gained numerous life-long friendships and wonderful memories, with individuals who shared in his love of sports.

He is survived by his beautiful wife, Kathy Childers-Webb; his five children, Robert Webb, Covy Smith, Kelly Webb-Collins (Logan), Jessie Webb and Xavier Webb; two brothers Ronald “Steve” Webb (Deborah) and James “JJ” Webb (Connie); a special nephew, Ronnie Webb; his niece, Spreng Foley; two beloved grandchildren, Kaleb and Kaylee; his special honorary grandson, Joseph Edward Christopher Smith; a special childhood best friend, Danny Williams; and several cousins and other dear family members. Joe was very proud to be both a father and grandfather.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Roger Blackburn officiating. Burial will follow at the Reed Cemetery, Turkey Creek, Ky., with friends and family serving as pallbearers. Arrangements are under the direction of the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Kentucky.

The guestbook may be signed at www.rerogersfh.com.

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