“Jimmy” DeHart

James Howard “Jimmy” DeHart, 83, of Foster, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Brookdale Charleston Gardens.

He was born at McCarr, Ky., on Sept. 12, 1935, the son of the late George and Naomi Nin DeHart, of McCarr, Kentucky.

He met the love of his life, Nellie, at McCarr, Ky., where they raised their boys together.  His career started early in the mining industry and he retired as a preparation plant superintendent for Hobet Mining. His sons proudly followed in his footsteps. His early days of retirement were spent in Louisa, Ky., on Yatesville lake fishing with Nellie, raising a garden and enjoying grandchildren. In their later years, they relocated to Foster, to be closer to their sons.

He was a lifelong member of Enon United Baptist Church, where he kept the church in order, both mechanically and spiritually. Everyone looked to him to solve the problems. He was a Freemason and attended the Masonic Temple at Louisa, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Nellie Mae Hatfield DeHart; his brothers, Walter DeHart, Herbert DeHart and George DeHart Jr.; and his sisters, Edith Warf, Helen Ball, Mary Varney, Betty Whitt, Patsy Yates and Anna Lea DeHart.

He is survived by his two sons, Greg DeHart, of Madison, and Robbie DeHart (Kathy), of Foster; his grandchildren, Joey DeHart (Debra), of Hurricane, Seth DeHart, of Louisville, Ky., Paige DeHart, of Charleston, and Dylan DeHart, of Foster; and his great-grandson, Peyton DeHart, of Hurricane.

The family of Jimmy would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Brookdale Charleston Gardens, especially Paps’ Denise. Dad is rejoicing to be reunited with mom. He has missed her so.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 10, 2019, at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel, Belfry, Ky., with Rev. Jerry McCoy officiating. Burial will follow at the Alley Cemetery, Ransom, Ky., with family and friends 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.

“Jerry Joe” Hackney

Jerry Joseph “Jerry Joe” Hackney, 36, of Logan, died Friday, May 3, 2019.

He was born at Virginia Beach, Va., Aug. 3, 1982, the son of the late Jerry B. Hackney, of Belfry, Ky., and the late Cynthia Trippett, of Williamson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jill Hackney; his grandfather, Joe Hackney Jr.; his grandfather, Henry Trippett; and his grandmother, Lucille Pope Trippett.

He is survived by his son, Joe Joe Hackney (He called him “Sunshine”.); his daughter, Jayla Elaine Hackney (He called her “Daddy’s Girl”.); his fiance’ and mother of his children, Nikkie Short; his brothers, Jerry B. Hackney Jr., Cory Coleman and Timmy Thacker; his loving grandmother, Pauline Hackney; his special uncle, Gary Hackney, who was more like a father to him; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 9, 2019, at the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at the Mt. View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Kentucky. Arrangements were under the direction of the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Kentucky.

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

Willis Lester

Willis Gene Lester, 73, of Hanover, died Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Logan Regional Medical Center.

He was born at Welch, Nov. 18, 1945, the son of the late William B. and Ardith Browning Lester.

A family man, he was very devoted to his beautiful wife of 50 years and his daughter and son-in-law, and he loved watching his granddaughter play softball. A devout Christian and member of the First Missionary Baptist Church of Gilbert, he loved his church family and singing for the Lord. He also enjoyed traveling and driving his ’57 Chevy.

Throughout his life, he held membership with several organizations including: Order of the Eastern Star, Iaeger Masonic Lodge #148, Scottish Rite, Shriners and Sons of Confederate Veterans. He will long be remembered for his gentle spirit and kindness to others.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Penny Sue Cline Lester; one daughter, Anita Roberts (Jimmy), of Cleveland, N.Car.; his precious granddaughter, Hannah E. Roberts, of Cleveland, N.Car.; three brothers, Curtis “Sammy” Lester, of Baileysville, Roger Lester (Sharon), of Coal Mountain, and Jimmy Lester (Rose), of Ohio; two sisters, Donna Thompson (David) and Lynn Justice, both of Hanover; one special brother-in-law, Rodney Cline (Genny), of Hanover; one special sister-in-law, Eva Wayman, of Pineville; many special nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of other dear relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2019, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Lester and Rev. Jackie Grimmett officiating. Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Pallbearers will be: Ronnie Toler, Allan Cline, Kendall Cline, Mark Lester, Neil Cline, David Thompson, Brandon Thompson, Bucky Allsbrook and Bobby Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be: Frank Wayman, Rodney Cline, Darren Thomas, Stanley Thomas and Keith Browning. Arrangements are under the direction of Mounts Funeral Home, Inc., of Gilbert.

He is gone from our sight but never from our hearts.

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

Violet Trivett

Violett Trivett, 71, of Chattaroy, died Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Trinity Healthcare, Williamson.

She was born on Nov. 15, 1947, the daughter of the late Spencer and Laura Bevins Jones.

She was a retired grocery store manager and a member of the First Baptist Church of Belfry, Kentucky.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Ralph Trivett; one brother, Conley Jones; and two sisters, Kate Stacy and Marie Smith.

She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Varney (Pud), of Chattaroy; four sisters, Gladys “Sis” Berkstresser, Mary Fultz, Betty Combs and Ginny Larrabee, all of Pennsylvania; one beloved grandson, Taylor Varney (Maggie), of Belfry, Ky.; three special friends, Dave Vargo, Trish Vargo and Mary Gilliam; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2019, with Woody Larder officiating. Burial followed at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 8, at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton. Arrangements were 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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