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Henry Baisden

Henry Baisden

Henry Lee Baisden, 77, of Breeden, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at his residence, surrounded by his wife, Gwen, and his special friend and caregiver, Ingrid Cisco, following a brief illness.

He was the son of the late Lee and Etta Baisden.

He was retired from the Mingo County Board of Education and was a construction worker. He enjoyed spending time with his loving wife and family. He also enjoyed going to church and hunting with friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Henry and Polly Marcum; his brothers, Roger, Larry and Woodrow “Chubby” Baisden; and his sisters, Lorene Stafford and Lois Hunt.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Gwen; his brother, Donnie Baisden (Glenna); his sisters, Edith Fair (Ron), Gail Marcum, Marcella Dean (Freddie), Rosetta Hinkle (Ernie), Mary Brewer (Destry Peck) and Charlene Hunt (David); his brother-in-law, Dee Marcum (Kim); his sister-in-law, Rita Pruitt (John); and a host of nieces and nephews. Henry will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at the Mullins Family Funeral Home Chapel, Warfield, Ky., with James Ed Baisden and Cornelius Lackey officiating. Burial followed at the Family Cemetery, Breeden. Arrangements were under the direction of the Mullins Family Funeral Home of Warfield, Kentucky.

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

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Ruth Browning

Ruth Browning

Ruth Browning, 67, of Wharncliffe, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.

She was born at Marietta, Ohio, April 4, 1952, the daughter of the late Robert Luther Patterson and Mary Evelyn Mitchell.

She was a loving daughter, wife, sister and friend. She loved to sew and make fudge candy. She was a nurse aide and a member of the Wharncliffe Church of God.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her three brothers, Bob Patterson, Eugene Mitchell and Ronnie Mitchell.

She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, John L. Browning, of Wharncliffe; four sisters, Betty Jo Thompson and Lottie Click, both of Ohio, and Nora Reiner and George Ann Dotterer, both of Tennessee; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at the Wharncliffe Church of God with Rev. Ricky Endicott and Rev. Donald Robinette officiating. Burial followed at the Browning Family Cemetery, Wharncliffe. Arrangements were under the direction of Mounts Funeral Home, Inc., of Gilbert.

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

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

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 Jack Chambers

Jack Chambers

Jack David Chambers, 72, of Ragland, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at his residence.  

He was born at Newtown, Jan. 15, 1947, the son of the late Jack Bryce and Lillian Staten Chambers.

He was a retired coal miner having worked 21 years in the mines. He was a member of the Local Union 1440 UMWA, a member of the Hugh C. Boyd Lodge, Red Jacket, Beni Keedem Shrine, Charleston, and the Eastern Starr. He enjoyed working with the Ragland Crime Watch. Most importantly, he was a member of the Connolly Memorial Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He loved his church and church family, but most of all, he loved the Lord.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Albert “Ball” and Lydia Marie Chafin Chambers and Albert and Louise Roberts Staten; his sister-in-law, Cathy Garmin; his brother, Rodney Wingo Chambers; and his sister, Maryann Wharton.  

He was a loving husband having married his sweetheart over 50 years ago, Connie Bowers Chambers. He has three children, Jack Dale Chambers (Lori), of Las Cruces, N. Mex., Jimmy Chambers (Shannon), of Delbarton, and Yvette Justice (Tim), of Elk Creek; his brothers, Albert Ferrell “Happy” Chambers (Jean), of Varney, and Richard Chambers (Marsha), of Matewan; his sister, Anita Ruth Lee, of Phelps, Ky.; his grandchildren, who will miss him always, Emma Leigh, Erika Paige, Callie and James Cooper Chambers; his great-grandchild, Calvin Christopher Foote. In his life, he has gathered many friends and family, including his brother and sisters-in-law, James Jr. and Peggy Bowers, Carol and Gary Francis and Delores Spicer; his special friends, Oliver Harris, C.W. and Sue Hatfield, Larry and Robyn Gannon, Bobby and Billie Sue Preece, Bobby and Debbie Starr, Dickie and Sabrina Belcher and Peggy Belcher. Last, but not least, his faithful pet, “JoJo”; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a special thanks to everyone in the medical field that has assisted in any way in the past several years in Jack’s recovery of his various surgeries.  

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at the Connolly Memorial Baptist Church with Rev. Shadd Walters officiating. Burial followed at the Justice/Chambers Cemetery, Elk Creek. Special singing was performed by Bluegrass Gospel at Heart and the obituary was read by James Bowers Jr. Graveside Masonic Rites were observed. Arrangements were under the direction of the Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.

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

Patricia Fields

Patricia Sue Fields, 80, of Varney, passed away August 7, 2019 at the Pikeville Medical Center.

She was born February 14, 1939 in Matewan, the daughter of the late Otis and Ruth Davis.  

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death  by her husband; Edward Aaron Fields, brothers; Roy Davis and Bill Davis, sisters; Julie Phillips, Gail Hammond, Phyllis Kelly and Kathleen Walters.  

Patricia was a homemaker.  

Those left behind to cherish her memories include her children; Eddie and wife Linda Fields of Chattaroy  and Dorothy and husband Johnny Noe of Varney, brothers; Larry and Richard Davis, sisters; Karen Holden, Freda Corney and Emma Wilson, grandchildren; Jamie Fields, Cori Fields, Stacey Noe and Brenda Nelson.  She also has 7 great-grandchildren.  

Funeral services will be held at the Chafin Funeral Home at 1p.m.,  Saturday August 10,with Rev. Bill Snodgrass officiating. Burial will follow in the Fields Family Cemetery at Varney.  

Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 1 p.m. at the time the funeral service will start.  

Friends and Family will serve as pallbearers.  

Arrangements are under direction of Chafin Funeral Home, Delbarton.

Online condolences can be made at ChafinFuneralHome.Com

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Dave Perry

Dave Perry

Dave Perry, 71, of Jennies Creek, died Monday, August 5, 2019, at his residence, surrounded by his family and friends.

He was born in Mingo County, Aug. 19, 1947, the son of the late Jennings and Brookie Pigs Perry.

He was a faithful member of the Old Jennies Creek United Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, General Perry, Thurman Perry, Arnold Perry, Robert Perry, Jennings Perry and Arthur Lee Perry; and his sisters, Patty Booth and Betty Jane Perry.  

He is survived by his loving wife, Song Ye Perry; his children, Evonne Peyton (Steve), Dave Perry Jr. (Janet), Tina Griffith (James), Lafe Messer (Michelle), Reece Messer (Bobbie) and Kim Richardson (BJ); 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and several other loved ones. He was also a brother to Melvina Messer, Gracie Johnson, Hannie Spurlock, and Ruth Whitt.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at the Old Jennies Creek United Baptist Church with Ray Messer Jr. and Freddie Messer Jr. officiating. Burial followed at the Hodge Cemetery, Jennies Creek. Arrangements were under the direction of the Mullins Family Funeral Home of Warfield, Kentucky.

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

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Beverly Phillips

“Bev" Phillips

Beverly “Bev” Phillips of Hatfield Bottom Matewan, WV born on March 15, 1951 in Paintsville, Ky., a daughter of the late William M. and Kathleen Cline Taylor departed this life with her son by her side on Wednesday morning August 7, 2019 while an inpatient in the St Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington.  

Bev was 68 years old.  In addition to her parents Bev is preceded in death by her beloved Jack Russell terrier, Chewie.

Beverly was a much-loved “band mom” for the Matewan Tiger Marching Band for many years a faithful patriot of the United States of America and an avid champion and lover of all animals. She retired with the West Virginia Department of Highways, with over 36 years of service to the State of West Virginia. Beverly lived for her family she was a great lover of Christmas and combed catalogues for hours to make sure each member of the family got unique and caring gifts which were beautifully wrapped with love. She was a great admirer of the arts. She was a devoted mother to all of her children, encouraging Christy to pursue her goal to become a teacher and staunchly supporting her son Ronnie in his music career and her daughter Lindsey Paige in her dance unselfishly putting aside her own needs to see that they achieved their desired goals. She was a wonderful aunt to her nieces and her nephew, Aidan, always supporting them in their endeavors and always lending a helping hand when needed. She was a wonderful big sister always making sure Kathi was taken care of and protected if necessary.

She leaves behind her beloved husband of 44 years, Roger L. Phillips; two daughters Christy Webb of Belfry, KY and Lindsey Paige (Evan) Phillips Dawson of Philadelphia, PA; a son, Ronnie Taylor Webb of Los Angeles, CA; sister Kathi Taylor (Lee) Sherrill of Matewan; grand daughter, Addie Webb of Belfry, Ky.; nieces Jillian McCoy of Sprigg, and Judith McCoy of Chattaroy; and a nephew Aidan Taylor of Matewan; a very special cousin Mary Ruth (Joe) Derringer of Dayton, OH and Ginny Conley of Matewan, whom she loved like a daughter and Claude “Blue” Sheppard, whom she considered a second son.

A memorial service will be held honoring Bev on Saturday August 10, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Chambers Funeral Services’ chapel of Matewan.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to your local animal shelter in Beverly’s name.

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Bonnie Watts

Bonnie Watts

Bonnie Crum Watts, 70, of Dunlow, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2019, surrounded by family and friends, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa, Kentucky.

She was born at Dunlow, Nov. 9, 1948.

She was a member of the Riverbend Freewill Baptist Church and a past matron of Crum Chapter #160 Order of Eastern Star. She was a retired secretary of Cabwaylingo State Forest, for 34 years.

She was preceded in death by her father, Hubert Crum; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Albert and Lillian Watts; her brother, Clyde Crum; her sister-in-law, Patsy Holland; and her brothers-in-law, Daniel Perkins, Jimmy Marshall and Darrel Jackson.

She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Ronnie Watts; her son, Ronnie Watts II (Beth), of Dunlow; her granddaughters, Elizabeth Howell (Corey), of Athens, Ohio, and Abigail Watts, of Dunlow; her mother, Ozalene Miller Crum; her sisters, Rose Perkins and Ozalene Copley (Claude), both of Dunlow, and Dorthey Mason (Tom), of Pataskala, Ohio; her sisters-in-law, Patricia Crum, of Inez, Ky., and Phyllis Jackson and Connie Marshall, both of Wayne; her brothers-in-law, Bobby Watts (Kathryn), of Genoa, Billy Watts (Carol), of Huntington, Roger Watts (Margie), of Wayne, and Jerry Watts (Debbie), of Ft. Gay; many special nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family and friends.

Bonnie is loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at the Riverbend Freewill Baptist Church, Crum, with Greenway Parsley officiating. Burial followed at the San Damron Cemetery, Ferguson Branch, Dunlow. Arrangements were under the direction of the Mullins Funeral Home of Warfield, Kentucky.

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

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