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Bug Larry Johnson

“Bug” Johnson

Larry “Bug” Johnson, 65, of Kermit, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at King’s Daughters Medical Center, AIMS Unit, after suffering from pulmonary fibrosis post open heart surgery.

He was born at Kermit, Sept. 20, 1954, the first born son of the late Nella Mae “Tootsie” Evans and Bryant Johnson, of Kermit. He was partially raised by his paternal grandparents, the late Eliza “Maw” and James “Poppy” Johnson, of Kermit.

He was preceded in death by many special loved ones, but to keep it short we will only list a few: two sisters, Tennessee “Tenna” Armstrong, of Warfield, Ky., and Linda Sue Johnson, of Kermit; maternal grandparents, Myrtle and Dockie Johnson, of Kermit; special nephew, Jeremia Johnson; great-nephew, Russel Johnson, of Crum; nephew, Michael Johnson, of Kermit; special uncle, Bill Johnson, of Columbus, Ohio; and the mother of his son, Linda Underwood, of Columbus, Ohio.

He is survived by his son, Jay Johnson, of Kermit; his grandsons, Jason Johnson, of Kermit, and Tyler Johnson, of N.Y., and their mother, Pam of N.Y.; a special friend, but more like a grandson, Buddy Castle, of Crum; his brother, Earl Johnson, of Crum; his sisters, Anna Lean Horn, of Kermit, Myrtle Faye Dials (Rick), of Warfield, Ky., and Avis Bragg, of Crum; and his special aunt, Belinda Zanders.

His family would like to extend a special thank you to Nurse Tracey, in the CICU unit, Nurse Ashley, in the AIMS unit, and Nurse Practitioner Todd, of the AIMS unit at KDMC. He told the nurse practitioner, and I quote, “I’ve got a better place to go.”

Funeral services were held at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at the Mullins Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rick Dials and Stuart Martin officiating. In honoring his request, cremation followed the services. Arrangements were under the direction of Mullins Family Funeral Home of Warfield, Kentucky.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.

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

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Everett Land

Everett Land

Everett Land, 87, of Delbarton, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Appalachian Regional Hospital, South Williamson, Kentucky.  

He was born at Delbarton, Aug. 15, 1932, the son of the late Aaron and Nancy Copley Land.  

He was a retired coal miner having worked for 64 years at Island Creek Coal Company #25 mines. He was a member of the UMWA Local #1440 District 17 for 69 years. He enjoyed his time as Boy Scout Leader of Troop #11 in Delbarton. He was very witty and could always pull your leg with a joke and a comeback. He will be remembered as a hard worker for all of his life.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Helen Williams Land; his son, Emmett Land; his daughter, Jeannie Ooten; his brothers, Jimmy and Walter Land; and his sister, Violet Rundels.   

He is survived by his children, Mike Land (Debbie), of Delbarton, Frank Land (Sherri), of Courtland, Va., Sandra Caudill (Wes), of Delbarton, Emma Marcum (Les), of La Porte, Ind., and Vicky Maloy, of Delbarton; his sisters, Polly Kirk, of Delbarton, and Letha Starr, of North Carolina; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other dear family and friends.  

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Will Compton and Rev. Paul Caudill officiating. Burial followed at the Caudill/Land Cemetery, Delbarton, with his grandsons and nephews serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.

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

Brian Miller

Brian Miller, 47, of Williamson, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at his residence.

He was born in Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 14, 1972, the son of Correna Bowens Miller, of Williamson, and the late Donnie Gene Miller.

He was a former parts department manager at Moore Chevrolet.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Gabriel Miller, of Williamson; his brother, Steve Miller (Dora), of Borderland; his sisters, Terri Shrum (Eddie), of Williamson, and Brenda Magann, of Cross Lanes; his special friend, Carlos Crabtree, of Williamson; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Memorial services were held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at Belo Community Church of God with Rev. William Hinkle officiating. 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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Vicie Ooten

Vicie Ooten

Vicie Ooten, 85, of Rt. 2, Delbarton, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, while a patient at the Emogene Dolin Hospice House, Huntington.

She was born at Delbarton, Nov. 7, 1934, the daughter of the late Sam and Rebecca Evans Curry.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Varney Church of God. She is now in the presence of Jesus and her loved ones who have gone on before her.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Major Ooten; her brothers, Shird, Winnis, Delbert and Don Curry; and her sisters, Grace Ooten and Gladys Daniels.  

She is survived by her children, Kenny Ooten, of Huntington, Sammy Ooten (Debbie), of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and Darlene Morrison (Eugene), of Huntington; her sisters, Melissia Edwards, of Varney, and Vernie Chain (John), of Marengo, Ohio; her grandchildren, Matthew Morrison, Amanda Morrison, Misty Driskell, Tiffany Ooten and Josiah Ooten; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of other dear family and friends.  

We will see you again.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary “Bo” Starr officiating. Burial will follow in the Varney Cemetery, Varney. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.

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

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Christine White

Christine White

Christine White, 81, of Lenore, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at her residence, surrounded by her family who loved her dearly.  

She was born at Laurel Creek, July 23, 1938, to the late Dover and Evelyne Colegrove McCoy.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Zan White; her daughter, Evelyn White; her son, Walter White; her sister, Eileen Hatfield; and her brothers, Carson, Billy and Harold McCoy.  

She is survived by her daughter, Reva Lowe (Mike), of Lenore; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were always the joys of her life, Ricky Ferris (Tamra) and his two children, Braydun and Ethan, and Andrea Ferris and her two children, Kendrick Allen and Myla Evans; her sisters, Donna Gail Hatfield and Brenda Sue Hensley; her brother, Roger McCoy (Wanda); and her brother-in-law, Halcy Hatfield.  

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at the Little Dove United Baptist Church with Elders Jimmy Maynard and Chris Ooten officiating. Burial followed in the Evans Cemetery, Right Fork of Laurel Creek, with friends and family 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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