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Jennings Farley

Jennings Farley

Jennings Harrison Farley, 84, of Huntington, formerly of Delbarton, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019.  He was born at Delbarton, Aug. 2, 1935, the son of the late Jesse and Vada Evans Farley.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Rush Floyd “Dock” Farley; his baby sister, Diane; his sister-in-law, Patsy H. Farley; and his brother-in-law, Leon Albany Hurst.  

He is survived by his very special brother, Jesse Farley Jr.; his sisters, Susaphene Hurst (Leon), Buddie Jean (Paul) Klein and Bonnie L. Farley; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.  

He was a graduate of Burch High School in Delbarton. He was baptized and became a member of the Sardis Old Regular Baptist Church. During a time of struggle for the family, they moved to New Castle, Del., where he worked for General Motors and along with his other brothers, gave his pay to families with needs. After returning to Delbarton, he took over the family country store and worked until retirement. Since that time he and two of his sisters have lived in Huntington. Throughout the years, he was a great help to many people. He loved to cook, garden and research genealogy. He genuinely loved people, but most of all, he loved his nieces, nephews, cousins and his faithful dog, Rascal.  

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at the Sardis Old Regular Baptist Church, Delbarton, with Elder Joey Evans officiating. Burial followed at the Farley Cemetery, Delbarton. 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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Mizie Jackson

Mizie Jackson

Mizie Jackson, 84, of Williamson, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at the Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center, South Williamson, Kentucky.  

She was born at Crum, April 29, 1935, the daughter of the late Mabel Robinette Maynard-Fletcher.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and Christian. She was a former sales clerk and bookkeeper for Jackson Machine and Electric.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Jackson; and her brother, Verlin Edward Maynard.

She is survived by her children, Norma Jackson Ball (Steven), of Nashville, Tenn., Sandra Kay Jackson Stuart (William), of Cocoa, Fla., Darlene Jackson Muncy (Mark), of Turkey Creek, Ky., John B. Jackson (Judy) and Dennis Eugene Jackson (Pansy), both of Williamson, and Nashonna Jackson Smith (Kevin), of Jefferson City, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; her brothers, Jack Fletcher, of Dayton, Ohio, and Tysis Charles Fletcher, of Portsmouth, Ohio; her sisters, Bonnie Lowe, of Waverly, Ohio, and Dollie Paynter, of Chattaroy; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Ky., with Bro. Gary Dove officiating. Burial followed at the Mt. View Memory Gardens,  Huddy, Ky., with Jordan Ball, Jon Ball, Kevin Smith, Jonathan Estepp, Dennis Jackson II, Joey Jackson, Kaden Smith and Jeremy Jackson serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler.

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

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Dwight Sammons

Dwight Sammons

Dwight D. Sammons, 65, of Warfield, Ky., died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at his residence. He was born at Paintsville, Ky., Jan. 7, 1954, the son of the late George and Audrey Clay Sammons.

He was a retired coal miner and of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Preece Sammons, of Warfield, Ky.; his children, Neil Sammons and Tricia Patrick (Aaron), both of Warfield, Ky.; four grandchildren, Caleb Patrick, Connor Patrick, Lexi Sammons and Ben Sammons; his brothers, George Norman Sammons, of Louisa, Ky., Ewell Clay Sammons (Brenda), of Salyersville, Ky., Greg Sammons (Carol), of Warfield, Ky., Harry Sammons (Jane), of Dobson, N.Car., Sheldon Sammons (Joyce), of Warfield, Ky., and Johnny Sammons, of Warfield, Ky.; his sisters, Tammy Hensley (John), of Warfield, Ky., and Norma Sammons, of Inez, Ky.; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at the Mullins Family Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Mullins officiating. Burial followed at the Sammons Family Cemetery, Warfield, Kentucky.

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

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 Kathy Lynn Varney Simpkins

Kathy Simpkins

Kathy Lynn Varney Simpkins, 67, of Beech Creek, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, with her family by her side. She lost her battle with cancer while she was a patient at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Charleston.  

On Dec. 15, 1951, she was born at Williamson, to the late Jack Varney and Freda Rowe Varney. Most of her early life, she lived in Newtown. She was a graduate of Matewan High School.  

She was a devoted wife to her husband, Randy Keith Simpkins, of Beech Creek, who survives her. They have two sons, Randy Jack Simpkins, of Louisville, Ky., and James Jeremy Simpkins, of Poca. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Tara; and her beloved granddaughter, Dakota J. Simpkins, of Poca; her brother, Kenny Varney (Barbara), of Newtown; her niece, Rhonda Akers; and her nephew, Kenny Varney (Monica).

In addition to being a full-time wife and mother, she worked as an office manager in several of the family businesses; the last, of which, was S&S Recycling near Ragland. She was intelligent, dependable, honest and personable and highly regarded by everyone she dealt with.  

She juggled work and family with grace. Her greatest love was her Lord Jesus Christ. She was active in her local church for many years in various duties. She was a member of the Matewan Assembly of God, where she was loved by all.  

She was a precious addition to the Simpkins Family, who grieves deeply about her passing. No family gathering will be the same without her. She was also cherished by so many friends. She treated her friends as her family, because that was just the way she was. She loved people.  

A memorial service was held  at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Lowell Sparks and Rev. Terry Blankenship officiating. Burial followed at the Simpkins Cemetery, Beech Creek. Arrangements were under the direction of the Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.

She will be greatly missed.

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

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Bernice Spence

Bernice Spence

Bernice Patrick Spence, 58, of Blaine, Ky., died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at  King’s Daughters Medical Center, Ashland, Kentucky.

She was born at Louisa, July 27, 1961, the daughter of the late Harvey and Opal Maynard Spence.

She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lexi Branham; and her siblings, Benjamin Spence, Harvey Spence Jr. and Ruth Davis.

She is survived by her wife of 7 years, Corsey Ward, of Blaine, Ky.; her sons, William Patrick, of Warfield, Ky., and Eric Branham, of Ohio; her step-daughter, Marlena York, of Yellow Creek, Ky.; her grandson, Denzil Patrick; her siblings, Cubert, Hubert and Curtis Spence, all of Inez, Ky., Roberta McKenzie, of Louisa, Ky., and Vada Smith, of Tennessee; and a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at the Mullins Family Funeral Home Chapel with Sammy Ray Patrick officiating. Burial followed at the Spence-Ward Family Cemetery, Blaine, Kentucky. Arrangements were under the direction of the Mullins Family Funeral Home of Warfield, Kentucky.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly 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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