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Fern Brewer

Fern Brewer

Fern Brewer, 91, of Naugatuck, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at the Martin County Healthcare Facility, Inez, Kentucky.

She was born Jan. 7, 1928, the daughter of the late Charles Maynard and Cora Maynard Maynard.

She was a homemaker; caring for her home, her husband and her children. She was an excellent cook. In earlier years, her husband planted a large garden each year and Fern enjoyed canning the harvest. She truly dedicated her life to her husband and her beloved sons and daughter. She was a longtime member of the Naugatuck Church of God where she was an active member until her declining health made it impossible for her to attend church. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a beloved son, David Cornell Brewer; four brothers, Charles “Bud”, Carl, Reaford and Hence Maynard; and one sister, Irene Newsome. 

She is survived by her three children, Charles “Eddie” Brewer, of Naugatuck, Frances “Susie” Pertee (Arvil), of Fort Gay, and Rick Brewer (Crystal), of Chattaroy; five grandchildren, Chuck Maynard (Louella), Earnie Lee Salmons, Susan Sheridan (Chris), Alan Ray Pertee and Adam Ryan Pertee (Samantha); one sister, Lena Hager, of Columbus, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews and other extended family members. 

Fern will be lovingly remembered by everyone who knew and loved her. 

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at Weaver Mortuary, West Williamson, with Rev. Walter Marcum officiating. Burial followed at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, with family members and friends serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson. 

The guestbook may be signed at www.weavermortuary.com

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Betty Davis

Betty Davis

Betty June Davis, 71, of Williamson, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at Williamson Memorial Hospital.

She was born at Rockhouse, Ky., June 22, 1948, the daughter of the late Thomas Pinson and Ethel Billiter Pinson. 

She was a homemaker and family photographer. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She also enjoyed cooking and being outside in her flower garden.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Joseph Robert Davis Jr.; and her siblings, Jimmy Pinson, Lloyd Pinson, Charlene Lawson and Bobby Lois Clark.

She is survived by her children, Danny Morris, of Williamson, Ronnie Morris (Courtney), of Belfry, Ky., Charles Davis (Mary), of Kermit, Tammy Hall (Randy), of Williamson, and Stephanie Haugen, of Williamson; her brothers, Larry Pinson (Charlene),  Harry Pinson and Donald Pinson (Wanda), all of Sidney, Ky.; her sisters, Shelby Maynard, of Sidney, Ky., and Linda Smith (Gary), of North Carolina; her grandchildren, Danny Joe Morris, Hannah Morris, Ryleigh Morris, Heather Hall, Ashley Hall, Casey Davis, Miranda Davis and Amber Haugen; her great-grandchildren, Zoey Morris and Aubrey Haugen; and a host of loving family members and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at the Fellowship Baptist Church, Lenore, with Don Stroud officiating. Burial followed at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, with her family and friends serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Kentucky. 

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

“Bad Eye” Francis

Thomas Eugene “Bad Eye” Francis, 78, of Williamson, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at the Trinity of Mingo Healthcare Center, Williamson.  

He was born at Middlesboro, Ky., Sept. 5, 1940, the son of the late James A. and Hazel Surber Francis.

He was a retired employee from the City of Williamson having worked many years at the Williamson Field House.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Morgan Surber.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Sue Francis, of Williamson; his sons, Woodrow Smith, James E. Francis (Amanda) and Odas E. Francis, all of Mansfield, Ohio; one sister, Lillian Sue Brooks (Bill), of Fayetteville, Ga.; one brother, Alva Glen Francis (Joann), of Louisa, Ky.; and three grandchildren, Julia A. Smith, Braydon J. Francis and Brooklynn M. Francis, all of Mansfield, Ohio.

In honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place. His cremains will be buried in the Manning Cemetery, Tazewell, Tennessee. A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced when scheduled. Arrangements were under the direction of the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Kentucky.

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

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Dianna Gilman

Dianna Gilman

Dianna Gilman, 62, of Delbarton, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington.  

She was born at South Williamson, Ky., May 24, 1957, the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Mullins Nichols. 

She was a homemaker and a member of the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mosco Gilman; her brothers, Jimmy, Gary and Larry Nichols; and her sisters, Dorothy Porter, Louise Nichols, Betty Vermillion and Lois Ann Nichols.

She is survived by her children, Shawn Nichols (Jessica) and Tiffany Ooten; her sisters, Judy Nichols, Darlene Justice, Annette Maynard, Tammy Owens and Brenda Starr; her brothers, Ronnie Nichols, Charles Nichols and Ricky Nichols; and her grandchildren, who were her pride and joy and whom she dearly loved, Makala Nichols, Ryan Mullins and Hunter New.  

She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Erwin officiating. Burial followed at the Gilman Cemetery, Elk Creek, with Mike Cooper, Chad Nichols, Dennis Bowen, Eric Conley, Will Jenkins, Harry Deskins and Kevin Maynard serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.

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

Tolbert Marcum

Tolbert Russell Marcum, 65, of Canada, Ky., died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at his residence.

He was born at Sidney, Ohio, May 16, 1954, the son of the late Robert and Ora Jones Marcum. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Linda Lester, Patty Thompson, Gloria Butcher, Jimmy Marcum, Joann Maynard and Kay Lester

He is survived by his children, Tolbert Marcum II (Shasta), of Greenville, Tenn., Sabrina Bowens (Greg Maynard), of Morristown, Tenn., Angie Stollings (Kevin), of Chapmanville, and Johnathon Marcum, of Missouri; his brother, Robert Marcum (Shirley), of Charleston; his sisters, Brenda Fields, of St. Albans, and Libby Compton (Chuck) and Bambie Spaulding (Alvie), both of Logan; his grandchildren, Dallas Marcum, Baylee Brooks, Ian Bowens, Logan Maynard, Maci Maynard, Elijah Stollings, Hannah Stollings, Seth Stollings, Taya Gore and Bailey Gore; and a host of other loving family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel, with Winfred Bradford officiating. Burial will follow at the Thacker Family Cemetery, Canada, Ky., with Tolbert Marcum II, Elijah Stollings, Bruce Scott, Kent Stanley, Dave Pinson and Ricky Cline serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will continue from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., on Saturday at the funeral home. 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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Wayne MEddings

Wayne Meddings

Wayne Franklin Meddings, 52, of Crum, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019.

He was born at Huntington, Aug. 21, 1967. 

He was pastor of the Webb Freewill Baptist Church and the Ft. Gay Freewill Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Tolsia High School and of Barber College. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Vicie Marie Pack Meddings, on Oct. 1, 2009. 

He is survived by his two daughters, Brittany Leann Meddings, of Crum, and Kaitlyn Marie Meddings, of Mullins; his father, Everett Meddings, of Crum; four brothers, Billy Ray Meddings (Arlene) and Ronnie Meddings, both of Crum, Thomas Meddings (Patricia) and Howard Meddings (Kim), both of Dunlow; and numerous loving family members and friends. 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at the Webb Freewill Baptist Church with Joe Maynard and David Thompson officiating. Burial followed at the Meddings Cemetery, Lost Creek Road, Genoa. 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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Johnny Reed

Johnny Reed

Johnny Reed, 91, of Inez, Ky., died Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at his residence, surrounded by his family and friends. 

He was born at Three Forks, Ky., Oct. 13, 1927, to the late Ralph and Carrie Stacy Reed.

He was a logger by trade.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Bill, of Columbus, Ohio, James, of Inez, Ky., and Ray and Arnold, both of Lovely, Kentucky. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Helen Stacy Reed; his children, Rosalie Jude (Mitchell), of Lovely, Ky., Connie Sturgill (Michael), of Paintsville, Ky., John Reed (Betty), of Inez, Ky., Anita Kay Harmon, of Fallsburg, Ky., Don Reed (Kitty), of Inez, Ky., and Alice Southers (Dwayne), of Louisa, Ky.; 11 grandchildren, Kimberly Sheppard (Coty), of Naugatuck, Joelene Perkins (Michael), of Webbville, Ky., Derrick Reed (Chelsea), of Louisa, Ky., Kareana Cross (Adam), of Jacksonville, Fla., Lisa Charles (Thomas), of Rutledge, Tenn., Shawna Ramey, of Morristown, Tenn., Mirissa Duncil (Miles), of Ashland, Ky., Kara York (Bob) and Carly Kirk, both of Fallsburg, Ky., Dawson Southers and Logan Southers, both of Louisa, Ky.;  12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Albert Reed, of Otway, Ohio; and two sisters, Mary Bailey, of Columbus, Ohio, and Bertha Jane Reed, of Inez, Kentucky.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at the Middle Fork United Baptist Church of Inez, Ky., with Gene Burnett and Walker Fields officiating. Burial followed at the Reed Family Cemetery, Little Rockcastle Road, Inez, Kentucky. 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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Robert Reed

Robert Reed

Robert L. Reed, 95, of Louisa, Ky., died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at his residence.  

He was born at Nolan, Nov. 28, 1923, the son of the late John Wallace and Mary Sowkulech Reed.

He was a veteran of the United States Army having served with the 104th infantry from 1943 to 1945, in Alaska from 1947 to 1949, and with the 31st infantry during the Korean War from 1950 to 1952. He was awarded two Purple Hearts for being wounded in battle, the Distinguished Service Medal and the Bronze Star. He received the Citation of Valor from the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Kentucky on March 25, 2018. He was recognized in 2018 as being the oldest living military veteran in Lawrence County, Kentucky.  

He was a devout Christian and distinguished veteran. His love of God and country was evident to everyone with whom he met. He was the oldest living member of the Nolan Freewill Baptist Church.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Goldie Reed; his wife, Gertrude Slone Reed; and his siblings, Perry A. Reed, John W. Reed Jr., Harry Reed and Donald Reed.  

He is survived by his sister, Gay Reed Deskins (Charles), of Tampa, Fla.; four step-children, whom he thought of as his own, James Kirk (Zella), of Okeechobee, Fla., Mary Francis Blackburn, of Louisa, Ky., Tom Slone (Brenda), of Williamson, and Sheila Tuck (Mike), of Centerburg, Ohio; several grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special caregiver, Glenda Amburgey, whom he thought of as a daughter. 

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at the Little Dove United Baptist Church, Belo, with Pastor Jimmy Maynard officiating. Burial followed at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, 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.

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Robert Sands

Robert Sands

Robert Darin Sands, 53, of Fairbourne, Ohio, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at the Soin Medical Center, Beavercreek. 

He was born at Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 5, 1966, the son of Gladys Pauline Rose Sands, of Kermit, and the late Robert Winfield Sands.

He was a contractor for Stacy’s Flooring and was of the Pentecostal Faith.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Williard and Ima Rose and Ruby Taylor; and his uncle, Eddie Dean Rose. 

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his special friend, Dennis Randall; the people he stayed with who were like family, Gary and Andrea Hodge; and numerous extended family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at the Mullins Family Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Mullins officiating. Burial followed at the Rosetown Cemetery, Kermit. Arrangements were under the direction of the Mullins Family Funeral Home of Warfield, Kentucky. 

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James Young

James Young

James Douglas Young, 84, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at his residence.  

He was formerly of Toler, Ky., but resided with his caregiver and daughter at Turkey Creek, Kentucky. He was born at Williamson, Nov. 12, 1934, the son of the late Willard Landon Young and Mary Ann Scalf Young.

He was a veteran of the United States Army who loved his country and served it well. He was a retired coal miner and an employee of Dollywood for many years.  He was of the Baptist faith and was an ordained preacher. He loved serving the Lord and spreading His message.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Lou

Gannon Young; his brothers, Paul Young and Fred Young; and his uncle, Benjamin

Scalf, all of Williamson.

He is survived by his children, Teresa Gayle Young Sesco (John), of Turkey Creek, Ky.,

Glen Douglas Young (Michelle “Mickey”), of Forest Hills, Ky., and Clinton Young (Babs), of Dandridge, Tenn.; his grandchildren, Joshua David Young, Jessica Lynn Young, Crystal Nicole Sesco, Kaylee Dawn Sesco, Rebecca Stanley, Haley Stanley, Jennie Hunt (Eric), Charlie “Buddy” Jude (Sheena), Amber Belcher and Jacob Belcher; his great-grandchildren, Alyssa Grace Akers, Mackenzie Doto, Jace Parker Nash Hensley, Brandon Scott Lovell Jr., Jordan Douglas Lovell, Keilee Lovell, Jaden Hunt, Brody Hunt, Joshua D. Young II, Jada Lynn Young, Xidoda Thomas Young, Nova Labelle Young and Leila Brooke Stacy; and  a host of nieces, nephews, friends and special friends from the Parkway Baptist Church of Sevierville, Tennessee.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at the Hatfield Funeral

Chapel, Toler, Ky., with Rev. Jarrod Belcher officiating. Burial followed at the Mt. View 

Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with his family and friends serving as pallbearers. Military honors were conducted by the D.A.V. Chapter #141 of Belfry, Kentucky. Arrangements were under the direction of the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Kentucky.

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

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