Janice Chafin

Janice Chafin, 80, of Laurel Creek, died Saturday, May 18, 2019, at her residence.  

She was born at Glen Alum, May 20, 1938, the daughter of the late Jess and Sadie Blankenship Miller.  

She was a member of the Bethany Old Regular Baptist Church and loved attending various churches throughout the Lenore area. Everybody loved Janice and she loved everybody. She enjoyed watching the Game Show Network and talking on the phone. Her children meant everything to her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Robert Chafin and John Chafin; her brothers, Everett, Charlie Sid, Joe and Tommy Miller; and her sisters, Lucy Hatfield and Marie Miller.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Chester Chafin; her sons, Chester Lee Chafin, Billy Chafin (Annette), Timmy Chafin and Ricky Chafin; her loving daughter, Rena Gail Matney (Bobby); her brothers, George Miller (Cindy), Arthur Miller (Betty) and Carl Miller (Kay); and 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.  

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the Freedom United Baptist Church at Laurel Creek with Elders Albert Cable and Tommy Dials officiating. Burial followed at the Chafin Cemetery at Laurel Creek with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.

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

Teresa Dean

Teresa Lynn Dean, 44, of Naugatuck, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.  

She was born in Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 12, 1975, the daughter of the late Kathy Hatfield Noe.  

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her grandmother, who raised her, Thelma Whitt; and her brothers, Leroy and Steven Whitt.  

She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ at Naugatuck. She was baptized on Mother’s Day, while at the hospital, with her family surrounding her.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Dean; her son, Donald Dean; her daughters, Jennifer Hatfield (Brandon), Angela Ellis (Kevin), Tiffany Doyle (Jacob Hale) and Bryanna Cox (Curtis Hamilton); her brothers, Martin Whitt, Roby Whitt and Paul Whitt; her sisters, Patricia Taylor, Dina Bowens, Karen Columbia and Kelly Noe Gauze; and her grandchildren, Karrigan, Destiny, Andrea, Ava and Nevaeh.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 20, 2019, at the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ at Naugatuck with Rev. Curtis Collins and Ernest Dean Jr. officiating.  Burial followed at the Marcum Cemetery, Dunlow. Arrangements were under the direction of the Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.

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

Sandra Goad

Sandra Kay Goad, 70, of Charleston, formerly of Beech Creek, died suddenly on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at her residence.

She was born in Mingo County on June 6, 1948, a daughter of the late Lonnie and Columbia Endicott Hartley  

She was a benevolent, kind soul who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. From gardening to being an animal lover Kay thoroughly appreciated all that wild, wonderful West Virginia had to offer. Her concern was for others and that concern manifested itself in her love for animals and her ability to cultivate anything in terms of gardening. She was also active in the annual Dignity Hospice walk, in which, she participated yearly in honor of her late husband’s memory. Above all her enjoyments her family was priority; her sons and her grandchildren were indeed the apples of her eye.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gary David Goad; her sister, Anita Coleman; her brothers, Allen Hartley, John Hartley and Sonny Hartley; and her beloved cat, Waldo.

She is survived by her sons, Gary A. Goad, and his fiancé, Traci Easter, both of Charleston, and David L. Goad (Christy), of South Charleston; her grandchildren, Aaron and Marcus, Addison and Carter, Gracelynn Goad and Claire Easter; her brothers, James Hartley (Elease), of Red Jacket, Pete Hartley (Linda), of Grafton, Ohio, and Connard Hartley, of Oliria, Ohio; her sister, Willow Hackett (Tom), of Plymouth, Mich.;  and a host of nieces, nephews, loved ones, neighbors and friends.

She will be greatly missed.

Honoring services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the Chambers Funeral Services Chapel with Bro. Bruce Murphy officiating. Burial followed at the Goad Family Cemetery, Beech Creek, with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of Chambers Funeral Services, Inc., of Matewan.

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

Benny Hannah

Benny Hannah, 68, of Trace Creek, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Logan Regional Medical Center.

He was born at Logan, Oct. 6, 1950, the son of the late James and Garnett Meade Hannah.

He was a member of the Duncan Fork United Baptist Church and served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Hannah; his sister, Peggy Fitchpatrick; and his brothers-in-law, Noah Fitchpatrick and Leonard Vance.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Wanda Estepp Hannah; his daughter, Sarah Collins and her husband, Joseph, whom he thought of as a son; his niece, Leann Maynard, who was like a daughter to him; his brother, James Hannah (Theresa); his sisters, Betty Vanover (Roger), Linda Vance, Sharon Dingess (Albert), Teresa Hurst (Jr.) and Debbie Messer (Charles); and her sister-in-law, Peggy Hannah.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the Duncan Fork United Baptist Church with Elders Eddie Layne and Jimmy Maynard officiating. Burial followed at the Estepp Family Cemetery, Trace Creek. Arrangements were under the direction of the Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.

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

Boliver Hensley

Boliver Ezra Hensley, age 73 of Red Jacket, passed away May 19, 2019 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Ky.  

Funeral services were heldFriday May 24, 2019 at Chambers Funeral Services’ Chapel with Bro. William Burton officiating. Burial will follow at a later date.

Arrangements for Boliver have been entrusted to Chambers Funeral Services, Inc., of Matewan.

Expressions of sympathy may also be shared with the family by visiting, www.chambersfuneralservices.com

“Mam” Hatfield

Mary Lou “Mam” Hatfield, 89, of Hanover, died Sunday, May 19, 2019, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born at Indianola, Penn., Feb. 17, 1930, the daughter of the late Homer and Martha Walsh.

She was a devoted Christian for many years. She loved playing the piano in church and for any occasion that anyone would ask her to play for. She enjoyed gardening, working crossword puzzles and watching her favorite tv shows, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. The most important thing in her life was her family and the time she got to spend with them.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Clifford “Pap” Hatfield; her brothers, Jimmy, Jerry and Larry Walsh; and her sister, Susie Payne.

She is survived by her son, Gary Hatfield, of Hanover; three daughters, Donna Mollenkopf (Greg), of Trinity, N.Car., Kim Stone (Robert), of Archdale, N.Car., and Betsy Queen (Michael), of Hanover; three grandchildren, Brandon Stone (Ashley), of Archdale, N.Car., Zachary Queen (Sammeley), of Gilbert, and Kyle Stone (Harmony), of Archdale, N.Car.; five great-grandchildren, Canon, Olive, Hutch and Remi Lou Stone, all of Archdale, N.Car., and Baby Queen (Due in August); two brothers, Terry Walsh and Roy Glen Walsh; a brother-in-law, Rodney Hatfield (Janie), of Hanover; a nephew, Jarrod Hatfield (Stacy) and their children, Hayden and Emma Grace Hatfield, both of Charleston; and the family would like to extend a special thanks to her devoted caregivers, Heather Lester and Misty Hatfield.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dewayne Cline officiating. Burial followed at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, with her grandsons and other family members serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of Mounts Funeral Home, Inc., of Gilbert.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to: Dignity Hospice, P.O. Box 4304, Chapmanville, WV 25508.

Her tender heart and beautiful smile will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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

Peggy Kinder

Peggy Kinder, 89, of North Matewan, died Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Ky., surrounded by her loving family.

She was born at Rock, May 30, 1929, a daughter of the late John Hense and Effie Gertrude King Varney.  

During her working career, she wore many hats, from designer to caregiver. She always maintained an active lifestyle. She was plain spoken, but always conveyed her messages of care and concern. She always put the well-being of her family first, in all that she did.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Young Kinder; her daughter, Rebecca Marcum; her grandson, Gary Marcum II; her great-grandson, Hayden Kinder Pieramici; her sister, Jean Varney; her brother, Jack Varney; and her sons-in-law, Duke Runyon and Gary Marcum.

She is survived by her daughters, Peggy “Lee-Lee” Runyon, of North Matewan, and Carole “Honey Bear” Busick (Richard), of Wytheville, Va.; her grandchildren, David Lane Cook Jr. (Ruth Marie), Rebecca Pieramici (Dr. Shawn Pieramici), Diana Lee Holliday (Stacey) and Todd Busick (Christina); her great-grandchildren, Harlow Bella Pieramici, Hudson Graham Pieramici and Hendrix Ellison Busick; her brother, Harry Varney, of Modesto, Calif.; her caretaker, Michelle Ellis; and a host of loving neighbors and friends.

She will be greatly missed.

Honoring services were held at 12 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the Chambers Funeral Services Chapel with Bro. Dallas Rife, Elder Thomas Moore and Pastor Eddie Martin officiating. Burial followed at the Ellison Hatfield Cemetery, Newtown, with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were: David Cook, Weasel Johnson, Duck Johnson, Randy Francis and Buddy May. Arrangements were under the direction of Chambers Funeral Services, Inc., of Matewan.

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

Donna Matthews

Donna Jean Matthews, 58, of Varney, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.  

She was born at Welch, March 22, 1961, a daughter of the late Leroy and Nellie May Hall.

She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. She was a homemaker and loved cooking.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Crystal Dawn May; and one brother, Kos Cline.

She is survived by her husband, Bo Matthews, of Varney; two sons, Casey Matthews and Marshall Matthews (Carla); one daughter, Teresa Robinette (Mike); one brother, Tim May (Edith), all of Varney; one sister, Debra Gannon (Buddy), of Phelps, Ky.; five grandchildren, Erika, Red, Bubby, Gavin and Emily; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.  

She will be sadly missed by all.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the Jones & West Funeral Home Chapel, Phelps, Ky., with Odis Blankenship and Buddy Gannon officiating. Following services, cremation has taken place to honor her wishes. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, Kentucky.  

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

Peggy Meyers

Peggy Frances Meyers, 76, of Michigan, formerly of Matewan, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

Honoring services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the Chambers Funeral Services Chapel. Burial followed at the Mt. View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Kentucky. Arrangements were under the direction of Chambers Funeral Services, Inc., of Matewan.

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

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