Lemuel Brewer

Lemuel Brewer, 72, of Trace Creek, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, after a valiant battle. His love for his family and belief in God supported his struggle and gave him peace. 

He was born at Trace Creek, May 29, 1946, the son of the late Wade and Carrie Mae Thomas Brewer.  

He was a lifelong Christian, a member of the Little Dove United Baptist Church at Belo and loved attending various churches in the area. He loved to collect and trade on his knives and belt buckles. He was a collector of many things, including Bibles and anything religious. He always helped others throughout life. If he saw that you needed something, he would get it for you. He loved everyone! 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Robert Brewer.  

He is survived by his brother, Julius Cephus Brewer; his sisters, Evelyn Joyce Brewer (She was his caregiver and with whom he made his home.), Wilma Lee Hopkins, of Trace Creek, and Lois Hall (Winford), of Delbarton; and his two nephews, Roy Lee Hopkins and Winford Wade Hall.  

He will be missed by all who knew him. 

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at the Little Dove United Baptist Church, Belo, with Elder Jimmy Maynard and Elder Eddie Layne officiating.  Burial followed at the Mounts Cemetery, Belo. Arrangements were under the direction of the Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Chafin Funeral Home to help offset the cost of the funeral.

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

Jean Parsley

Jean Parsley, 67, of Lenore, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.  

She was born in Mingo County, Aug. 8, 1951,  the daughter of the late Carl and Helen Stroud.

She was a homemaker and of the Church of God faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Parsley; her

daughter, Emma Delong; her son, Billy Jack Parsley; and two brothers, Larry and Roger Brewer.

She is survived by her son, Roger Stroud; her grandchildren, Heather Delong, Makayla Delong, Taylor Parsley, Candace Parsley, BJ Parsley, Hannah Hinkle and Christian Stroud; her great-granddaughter, Harlyn Hinkle; and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at the Victory Christian

Center, Lenore, with Pastor Terry Blankenship officiating. Burial followed at the 

Newsome Ridge Cemetery, Naugatuck, with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the of the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Kentucky.

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

Joseph Trent

Joseph Clinton Trent, 70 of Gilbert, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born at Hampden, March 18, 1948, the son of the late Bud and Tilda Hatfield Trent.

He was a people person. He loved spending time with his family, friends and dog, Molly.  He loved playing music, fishing and gardening. He was of the Pentecostal Faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Sherrie Trent Browning; four brothers, Ivan, Layton, David and Michael Trent; and one sister, Heneretta Fields.

He is survived by his loving wife, Doris Ferguson Trent, of Gilbert; two sons, Clinton Michael Trent and Billy Trent (Willa Mae), both of Gilbert; one daughter, Lisa Collins (PJ), of Gilbert; two granddaughters, Rikka Collins and her fiancée, Brandon Powers, of Delbarton, and Miranda Collins, of Madison; two grandsons, Jacob Trent (Hope) and Jonah Trent, both of Gilbert; one great-grandson, Liam Powers; one brother, John Trent, of Arkansas; three sisters, Louise Collins and Marilyn Kent, both of Illinois, and Sheila Browning (Ted), of Kentucky; a special niece, Doni Jo Lewis; a special great-niece, Mikayla Mounts; many other nieces and nephews; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Denny May, Rev. Diamond Carter and Rev. Danny Ward officiating. Burial will follow at the Bud Trent Cemetery, Hampden, with Charles Christian, Mikie Christian, Brandon Powers, Jason “Chubby” Runyon, Kevin Ferguson, Ronald Bailey, Jonah Trent and Jacob Trent serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be: Elmer Ferguson, Tim Collins, Chad Collins, Rocky Kennedy, Tommy Fortner, Don Walker, Larry Hatfield, Johnny Ferguson, Greg Ferguson, Joseph “Boo” Mounts, Todd Browning, Danny Robinette, Delbert Justice, Glen Hatfield and David Burgess.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Mounts Funeral Home, Inc., of Gilbert.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dignity Hospice of Chapmanville, his two special nurses, Caleb Blankenship and Keshia Matheny and to Elite Ambulance; Brian Cline and staff.

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

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

Ethan Varney

Ethan Gage Varney, 29, of Varney, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at UK Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky.  

He was born at South Williamson, Ky., July 30, 1989, the son of Llyanna Varney Justice, of Varney, and the late Roger Dale Marcum.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Allison Simpkins Varney. 

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his fiancé, Michelle Mitchell; his children, Dezie Ann Mitchell and Isabella Grace Varney; his brother, Corey Marcum; his sisters, Kendra Morris (Danny) and Frankey Olivia Justice; his step-children, Caleb James Justice and Kaitlyn Brook Justice; his special niece, Zoey Morris; his grandmother, Lora Mae Varney (the late Travis); his grandfather, Colby James Marcum; and a host of aunts, uncles and other dear family and friends. 

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Brian Wellman and Rev. Randy Williams officiating. Burial followed at the Varney Cemetery, Varney. Arrangements were under the direction of the Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.

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

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