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Julia Alley

Julia Alley

Julia Alley, 82, of Chattaroy, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, following a brief illness.

She was born at Chattaroy, Nov. 19, 1937, a daughter of the late Monroe Johnson and Mary Parsley Johnson.

She was a former employee of the Mingo County Board of Education and Howard’s Market at Chattaroy.

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her greatest pleasures in life revolved around her husband, James “Jim” Alley, to whom she had been married for 64 years, and her children and grandchildren. She was completely devoted to Jim and her family, and her passion was their well-being and happiness. She was a superb cook and there was never a shortage of folks who wanted to partake in whatever it was that she had prepared. Cooking was another of her many gifts and talents. A woman of great faith, she was a member of the Williamson Church of God. She enormously enjoyed being a member of the Chattaroy Reunion Committee. She was an outstanding bowler in her earlier years and very much enjoyed flower gardening.

She will be forever remembered as a woman of great faith, loving, full of humor and wit, and committed to her family.

She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Florence Johnson.

In addition to her husband, Jim, she is survived by her children, Rocky Alley (Trena), Mary Lou McCoy (Tim) and Chuck Alley (Vicki); her grandchildren, Luke Alley, Chad Alley, Susan Preece, Amanda Goff and Ryan McCoy; her great-grandchildren; her brother, Monroe “Hez” Johnson; her sisters, Carol Martin and Helen Southers; and her very special friend, Joyce Dove.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Weaver Mortuary, West Williamson, with Rev. Earl Coleman officiating. Interment followed at the Jewell Family Cemetery, Chattaroy, with her grandsons, family and friends serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of Weaver Mortuary, Inc., of West Williamson.

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

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Barbara Ball

Barbara Ball

Barbara Ellen Simpkins Ball, 72, of Thacker, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington.  

She was born Dec. 9, 1946, to the late James Elmer and Zona Simpkins.

She was of the Christian faith and her favorite pastimes were fishing, traveling, and most of all, spending time with her family.

She is survived by two sons, Thomas Warren Ball Jr. (Bobbie Jo), and Daniel Lee Ball (Patty), both of Thacker; two daughters, Rhonda Ball and Donna Justice, both of Phelps, Ky.; one sister, Patricia Ann Dye, of Charleston; 16 grandchildren, Tristan, Kara, Jacklyn, Elisha, Jessica, Hannah, Cortland, Jacob, Megan, Angela, Danielle, Derek, Daniel, Ryan, Amber and Andrew; 12 great-grandchildren, Ryder, Mathis, Lilah, Akira, Adam, Joyanna, Erin, Natalie, Caden, Brooklyn, Addison and Brayden; two nephews, Charles Jones and Joseph Jones; a host of other dear nieces and nephews; and her little dog, Maggie Moo.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at the Jones & West Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Archie Dotson officiating. Burial followed at the Ball Family Cemetery, Thacker. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, Kentucky.  

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

Dennis Blackburn

Dennis Blackburn, 65, of Sidney, Ky., died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at his residence, following a brief illness, having undergone heart surgery in September.

He was born July 26, 1954, to the late Paris and Irene Williamson Blackburn.

He was a 1972 graduate of Belfry High School and a retired coal miner. He was a member of the Big Creek Freewill Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Bonnie Lynn Smith Blackburn; one daughter, Amber Dawn Goble (Matt); one granddaughter, Amelia Grace Goble, of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Gary Blackburn (Diana) and Ronald Blackburn (Cynthia), both of Sidney, Ky.; four nephews, three nieces, two great-nephews and six great-nieces; and a host of friends and church family.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Big Creek Freewill Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial followed at the May Cemetery, Dix Fork. Arrangements were under the direction of the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry.

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

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Billy Blair

Billy Blair

Billy Ray Blair, 36, of Delbarton, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at Williamson Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Missouri, July 24, 1983, the son of Debbie Chapman Blair, of Delbarton, and the late Jerry Blair.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with his family and friends.  He was of the Church of God Faith.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his uncle, Wayne “Pappy” Browning; his grandfather, Howard Chapman; his grandmother, Shirley Blair; his step-grandchild, Ayden Chase Carroll; and his best friend, Mikey Butcher.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Melissa Blair (Lester), of Varney; his children, Charles Mikey Blair and Billy Blair, both of Varney, Tyler Messer, of Ragland, T.J. Terry Smith Jr., of Newtown, Whitney Carroll, of Williamson, and Tara Leeann Smith, of Ragland; his step-grandchildren, Aurora “Bug”, Alayah, Nevaeh, Joe Joe, Ryker Allen, Brooklyn and Hailey; his sister, Katherine Blair White (Wiley Teeters), of Varney; his special friend and brother-in-law, Russell Pedro Lester Jr., of Varney; his grandmother, Catherine Chapman, of Ransom, Ky.; his special nephew, Jerry Allen Teeters; his special aunt, Avolelle Browning; his uncles, Bud Chapman, David Chapman (Sandy), Charles Christian, Aiden Chapman, P.J. Chapman and Melinda Chapman; his aunts, Pamela Chapman and Dochie Chapman; his special cousins, Christopher Lester, Densel Joe Chapman, Rudy Varney, Shawn Chapman, Kathy Whitt, LaDonna Whitt, Gail and Jeff Carter (Brianna Carter); his special friends, Lawrence White, Annetta Ferrell and Ranal White; and a host of nieces, nephews and other dear relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary “Bo” Starr and Rev. Russell Prince officiating. Burial will follow at the Blair Family Cemetery, Delbarton. Billy will be carried to his final resting place by Albert Chapman, Terry Smith Jr., Christopher Lester, Bud Chapman, Russell Pedro Lester Jr., Rudy Varney, Jordan Kolaff, Densel Joe Chapman and Shawn Chapman. Arrangements are under the direction of Mounts Funeral Home, Inc., of Gilbert.

He may be gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.

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

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Kyle Campanella

Kyle Campanella

Kyle Mickel Campanella, 24, of McCarr, Ky., died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019,

at Majestic, Kentucky.  

He was born at Williamson, Dec. 13, 1994, the son of Jerry Campanella of McCarr, Ky., and Tessa Varney Campanella, of South Point, Ohio.

He was a graduate of Belfry High School and a factory worker.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jerry and Sharon Campanella.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two daughters, Keaton Kinlee Hatfield, of North Carolina, and Kylin Makenzy Campanella, of Majestic, Ky.; one brother, Dorion Gage Campanella, of South Point, Ohio; his maternal grandparents, Fred and Diane Varney, of Williamson, and Martha Newsome, of Williamson; his Nanny, Mary Warner, of McCarr, Ky.; his special aunt, Teresa "Sissy" Varney, of Williamson; his uncles, James Varney and Fred Varney, both of Williamson, and Billy Varney, of Shelbyville, Ky.; his special cousin, Eric Varney, of Salyersville, Ky.; Kimberly Justice, of Majestic,

Ky., whom he thought of as a second mother; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at the Faith Mission Church in Jesus Name, McCarr, Ky., with Pastor Jimmy Fields officiating. Burial followed at the Gooslin Cemetery, Peter Fork, McCarr, Ky., with family and friends serving as pallbearers. 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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Cody Cline

Cody Cline

Cody Cline, 53, of Baisden, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at Logan Regional Medical Center.

He was born at Man, Aug. 17, 1966, the son of the late Roosevelt and Shelva Jean Cline.

He loved to ride Harley Davidson motorcycles and ATV’s. He especially enjoyed working on old cars to restore them. He loved spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Theresa Harless and Rosetta Anderson; one brother, Tim Cline; one nephew, Devin Ferrell; and one niece, Jaclyn Rose Cline.

He is survived by four children, Cassandra Cline (Terry Albright), of Lorado, Timothy Davis, of Charleston, Gabriel Berry, of Gilbert, and Tasha Prokop, of Colorado; two grandchildren, Izaiyah Cline and Zakyria Cline; three brothers, Carson Cline (Tammy) and Jimmy Cline (Becky), both of Baisden, and Michael Cline (Stephanie), of Gilbert; three sisters, Sandra Cline, of Virginia, Debbie Ferrell (James), of Baisden, and Tammy Dotson (Anthony), of Wharncliffe; a special great-nephew, John May; a host of nieces, nephews and other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at the Mounts Funeral Chapel with Rev. Diamond Carter officiating. Burial followed at the Roosevelt Cline Family Cemetery, Baisden. He will be carried to his final resting place by Hunter Cline, Blake Ferrell, Skyler Anderson, J.R. Ferrell, Westin Cline, Gary Wayne Blankenship and Nixon Cline.

Friends may gather with the family from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Mounts Funeral Home, Inc., of Gilbert.

He may be gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.

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

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Krystian Harris

Krystian Harris

Krystian Hope Harris, 18, of Wharncliffe, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, a result of injuries suffered in a tragic motor vehicle accident.

She was born at Williamson, Feb. 17, 2001, the loving daughter of Bobby Harris, of Kistler, and Ginger Harris, of Wharncliffe.

She was preceded in death by two uncles, Roger Smith, and her favorite uncle, Don “Snuffy” Smith.

She was a beautiful soul filled with so much joy and happiness. Her passion was doing make-up and hair. She was fulfilling her passion at the Appalachian Beauty School at Belfry, Kentucky. She was a 2019 graduate of Mingo Central High School where she was a beacon of light to the faculty and students both. She loved listening to music and playing the guitar and mandolin. She was a born again Christian and attended the Free Pentecostal Holiness Church.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Robby Harris, of Baisden;  her best friend and sister, Kalli Harris, of Wharncliffe; her grandparents, James and Mary Lou Smith, of Wharncliffe; her grandmother, Effie Smith, of Delbarton; her three uncles, Billy Harris, of Delbarton, Brian Smith, of Wharncliffe, and John Smith, of Wharncliffe; and many, many wonderful friends, whom she loved with all her heart.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Denny May and Rev. Danny Ward officiating. Burial will follow at the Glen Alum Cemetery, Wharncliffe. She will be carried to her final resting place by Robby Harris, Jonathon Patrick, Jamie Stiltner, Dustin Smith, Wesley Smith and Ryan Altizer.

Friends may gather with the family from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Mounts Funeral Home, Inc., of Gilbert.

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

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

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Ralph Mullins

Ralph Mullins

Ralph Mullins, 75, of Beech Creek, died peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at his residence, while in the loving care of his family.

He was born at Lindsey, March 26, 1944, a son of the late Homer and Geraldine Mahon Mullins.  

He was a retired machine operator having worked in the coal industry and was also a United States Army Veteran having served during the Vietnam era. He was a man who enjoyed the simplicity of life. He found pleasure in the small things. He loved spending time with his family outdoors from riding ATV’s to adoring the beauty of the West Virginia mountains. He was most content when surrounded by his family and nature. He was of the oneness Pentecostal faith.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, John Paul Mullins; and his brother, Larry Mullins.  

He is survived by his wife, Gladys Mullins, of Beech Creek. Combined with their courtship and years of marriage, they were together a total of 53 years; his sons Michael Dean Mullins (Tamara) of Hickory, N.Car., Keith Mullins, of Asheboro, N.Car., and Barry Kent Mullins (Susan Caroline), of Dry Ridge, Ky.; his grandchildren Nicholas, Ryan, Barry Kent, Dalton, Myranda, Kara, Hayley and Lauren; his great grandchildren, Korbin and Zaidyn; his brothers, Mack Mullins, Roger Mullins, Randall Mullins and Bruce Mullins; his sisters, Jean Mullins and Kay Chafin; and a host of other dear loved ones, neighbors and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at Chambers Funeral Services Chapel with Rev. Michael Mullins and Pastor Johnny Looney officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. View Memory Gardens, Maher, with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Military honors will be conducted by Belfry, Ky., Chapter #141 of the Disabled American Veterans. Arrangements are under the direction of Chambers Funeral Services, Inc., of Matewan.

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

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Kenneth Neal

Kenneth Neal

Kenneth Edward Neal, 66, of Williamson, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.  

He was born in Pike County, Ky., April 30, 1953, the son of the late Peggy Louise Neal Mahon.

He was a graduate of Williamson High School, an employee of the Appalachian Regional Hospital and a locksmith. He was a member of the West Williamson Freewill Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Steven Ramsey.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Parsley Neal, of Williamson; his sons, Kevin Neal (Adriana) Hackney, of McCarr, Ky., and Kenneth Edward “Pee Wee” Neal II (Jaime), of Sidney, Ky.; his grandchildren, Kenidee and Jordyn Neal, both of Sidney, Ky., Blake Hackney, of Belfry, Ky., Kaidynce Hackney, Trey Fields and Cameron Fields, all of McCarr, Ky.; his siblings, Pam Wiliams (Rick), of Gordon, Ga., John Mahon (Christy), of The Colony, Tex., Carl Ramsey, of Gordon, Ga., Charles Ramsey, of Williamson, Barry Ramsey, of Gordon, Ga., Brent Ramsey, of Williamson, Carla Ramsey of Sebastian,

Fla., Carey Ramsey, of Sandy Hook, Ky., and Lauren Williamson and Donald Ramsey (Teresa), both of Williamson; a sister-in-law, Pat Bono; a special niece, Sandy Runyon; and a host of other dear nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Ky., with Pastor Gary Dove and Rev. Harrison Baisden officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. View Memory Gardens, Maher, with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Kentucky.

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

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Opal Nichols

Opal Nichols

Opal I. Nichols, 82, of Right Fork of Laurel Creek, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at her home.  

She was born at Lenore, May 2, 1937, the daughter of the late Otis and Rosa Belle Evans McGuire.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Laurel Creek Church of Christ. She was formerly employed by the Mingo County Board of Education as a cook.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Curtis Ray McGuire; and her sisters, Ersie L. McGuire and Charlene Noel.  

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Bennie E. Nichols; her sister, Darlene Hatfield; her nephews, David Noel (Betty) and Charles Noel (Kathy); her step-son, Terry Nichols; and her neighbors, whom she considered family and special friends, Paula Preston, Barbara Davis, Gail Hatfield, Helen Varney and many more.  

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel with Minster Dennis Ooten officiating. Burial followed at the Evans-McGuire Cemetery, Laurel Creek, 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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Woody Pack

“Woody” Pack

Woodrow “Woody” Pack, 73, of Powhatan, Va., son of the late Oscar and Etta Murphy Pack, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital, Midlothian, Virginia.

He is survived by his children, Lisa Cline (Perry), Teresa Hagins (Ty) and Robert Pack; his brothers, Charles “Buck” Pack (Dana), of Princeton, Oscar “Halo” Pack Jr. (Pam), of Beech Creek, Ray Pack, of Richmond, Va., James Pack (Phyllis) and Gerald Pack (Rhodena), both of Beech Creek; his sisters, Mary Hardin (Monroe), of Princeton, Shirley Chandler (Junior), of Lake City, Fla., Erma Jones, of Powhatan, Va., and Barbara Varney (Kenny), of Newtown; his grandchildren, Kendra Bodette, Dumauri Ellis, Brendan Hagins, Alexis Cline, Dylan Hagins and Kayden Cline; his devoted companion, Brutus; and a host of nieces, nephews, other dear family and friends.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at the Pack Cemetery, Devon, with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Bennett & Barden Funeral Home of Powhatan, Va., and the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Kentucky.

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

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Betty Parsley

Betty Parsley

Betty Jo Parsley, 78, of Williamson, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at the Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington.  

She was born at Williamson, June 10, 1941, the daughter of the late Jerry and Victoria Coburn Wallen.

She was a homemaker and loved to fish and hunt.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Delmer Parsley; a son, Selwyn Parsley; a daughter, Mary Rose Wallen; a brother, Charles Wallen; and her sisters, Mary Blankenship, Joyce Faye Fields and Louise “T-Baby” Wallen.

She is survived by her children, Jess Parsley, of Blaine, Ky., Jerry Wallen, of Ohio, Charles Wallen and Tabitha Thompson, both of Williamson, and Ruby Louise Phillips, of Dunlow; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at the Cains Creek Freewill

Baptist Church, Blaine, Ky., with Rodney King and Fork McKenzie officiating. Burial followed at the Parsley Cemetery, Blaine, Ky., with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Kentucky.

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

Dianna Triplett

Dianna Triplett, 61, of Pinsonfork, Ky., died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at her residence.

She was born at South Williamson, Ky., April 25, 1958, the daughter of the late Oscar Kennedy and Delores June Scott Kennedy.

She was a graduate of Belfry High School Class of 1976 and a former manager of the Sycamore Inn.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Greg Triplett; her daughter, Jaime Brock (Jimmy); her brother, Brian Kennedy (Kim); her sister, Debbie Conley (Roger); her grandchildren, Sydney and Caidence Brock; her nephew, Mark Conley; her special friend, Penny Runyon; her beloved dog, Barron; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel, Belfry, Kentucky. Arrangements are under the direction of the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Kentucky.

The guestbook may b e signed at www.rerogersfh.com.

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