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Jimmie Chafin

Jimmie Chafin

Jimmie Chafin, 88, of Chattaroy, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Sissonville.  

He was born at Ragland, March 17, 1931, the son of the late Greenway and Sophia Varney Chafin.

He worked most of his life and retired as a coal miner and also from the Mingo County Board of Education as a school bus driver. He loved his country and proudly served in the United States Army in the Korean Conflict. He was also a proud member of the VFW Delbarton Post 8001.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Emma Jean Scott Chafin; his brothers, Mason, Bill, Larry Joe, Freddie, Tommy and John Chafin; and his sisters, Youla Mae Lands and Sally Dent.  

He is survived by his step-daughter, Edith E. Barker, of Sissonville; his granddaughter, who took care of him, Jeanne Atkins (Harry), of Sissonville; his great-granddaughter, Kaylee Brown; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.  

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Jimmy Maynard officiating. Burial followed in the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher. 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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Don Crum

Donald Crum

Donald Lindsey Crum, 89, of Amherst, Ohio, died Sunday evening, Oct. 20, 2019, at his residence, following a very full and meaningful Life.

He was born at Clifford, Ky., Oct. 7, 1930, where he was raised and lived. He attended Burch High School in Delbarton and had so many friends. After returning from serving in the United States Army in Korea, he moved to Lorain, Ohio and then to Amherst, Ohio, in the early 60’s.

He was employed at Ford Motor Company in Lorain until his retirement. He served as a committeeman for the Union at Ford and was always there to support his fellow employees. He was an avid Cleveland sports fan and enjoyed fishing and breeding gorgeous pheasants. He served as a benefactor to the Town of Delbarton, bringing his love and a fish fry to the town, every Labor Day weekend. His greatest joy was spending time with his dear family.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Emilie Sue Crum, (nee: Neal), on Nov. 1, 1998; his daughters, Elizabeth Denise Marr, on Oct. 28, 1989, and Krista Marie Daley, on July 7, 2012; his siblings, Thomas Crum, Jack Crum and Ann Marcum; his great-grandson, Jesse Crum Jr.; his brother, Ray Dean Crum; and his parents, Mont Crum and Maude Jordan.

He is survived by his children, Rodney Crum, of Elyria, Ohio, Jeffrey Todd Crum and Sharon Shaffer, both of Amherst, Ohio; 16 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; his siblings, Joe Crum, Mont Crum, Gertrude Richardson and Sue Enomoto, all of Delbarton.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at the Hemple Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst, Ohio. Burial followed at the Crownhill Cemetery, Amherst, Ohio. Arrangements were under the direction of the Hemple Funeral Home of Amherst, Ohio.

Don was a kind, gentle and loving man. He extended a helping hand to many.

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

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 Jennings McCloud

“Poncho” McCloud

Jennings Edward “Poncho” McCloud, 51, of Kermit, formerly of Dingess, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at his residence.

He was born in Chicago, Ill., May 9, 1968, the son of the late Jennings “Jigs” and Elois Mccloud.

He was a man who truly loved his family and friends. He also enjoyed music, playing the piano and just having a good time.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William and Rebecca Tiller Meade; his paternal grandparents, Garland and Hazel Collins McCloud; one brother, William Jennings “Bill” McCloud; one sister, Diana McCloud Smith; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is survived by his loving companion of approximately 20 years, Sally Ellison; two sons, Aaron McCloud (Sylvia), of Morton, Miss., and Brandon McCloud, of Arlington, Tex.; nine grandchildren, Olivia Wills, Aaron McCloud Jr., Laela McCloud, Brandon McCloud, Sorinatee McCloud, Adelynn McCloud, Taegen McCloud, Jovie McCloud and Journey McCloud, all of Morton, Miss.; one sister, Jeanie Hager (Charlie), of Statesville, N.Car.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at the Mullins Family Funeral Home Chapel, Warfield, Ky., with Greg Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at the McCloud Cemetery, East Fork of 12 Pole, with Aaron McCloud, Brandon McCloud, Cody Robinson, Austin Baisden, Eric May, Cliff Hall, Taylor Howell and Andy Decker serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be, Dennis McCloud, Bruce Baisden and Wayne “Bo” Baisden.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mullins Family Funeral Home of Warfield, Kentucky.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Mullins Family Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

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

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 James Moore

James Moore

James Larry Moore, 73, of Ragland, died at his residence.  

He was born at Delbarton, July 3, 1946, the son of the late Otis and Ella Jane Varney Moore.  

He was a store owner in Delbarton. For most of his life, he owned Moore’s Bargain Mart. He was also a veteran.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Agnew Moore; and his sisters, Ramona Browning and Lou Ann Dingess.

He is survived by his daughter, Tracie Brock, of Ragland; his brother, John Moore, of Ragland; his sisters, Tina Copley, of Ragland, and Lisa Deskins Moore, of South Williamson, Ky.; his grandchildren, Anthony Brock, Stephanie Butcher, Christopher Baker and Ashlie Baker; and his great-grandchildren, Addalyn and Brooklyn.  

Memorial services were held at 12 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at the Regional Church of God with Rev. Mitchell Bias officiating. 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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