Connie Barath

Connie Sue Barath, 65, of Red Jacket, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky.

She was born at Williamson, Sept. 20, 1953.

She enjoyed her church, the Newtown Pentecostal Church of Newtown, and whenever possible she did her very best to be in attendance. She loved being a homemaker and was considered a domestic engineer. She was at her happiest when she was cooking or creating an inviting home for those she loved. She anticipated the arrival of Thanksgiving and Christmas because she knew her family would gather around and to her that was the best part of the season. When not preparing for family festivities, she would try to work in a game of Bingo here and there. She enjoyed the challenge of the game. She was pleasant most of the time, but when necessary she could be fiery and stand her ground. She was indeed a joy to be around and will be greatly missed.  

She was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Hinkle; and her brother, Mike Hodge.

She is survived by her husband, David Barath, of Red Jacket; her daughter, Faye White (George), of Delbarton; her son, Burgess Ray Dalton and Samantha Owens, of Ransom, Ky.; her grandchildren, Courtney Danielle White, George Ethan White and Bella Rae Dalton; her sisters, Pamela Dillon and Shirley Huddle, both of Taylorville, and Donna Williams, of Logan; her brother, Eddie Huddle, of Buskirk, Ky.; and a host of nieces, nephews, loved ones, neighbors and friends.

Honoring services were held at 12 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at the Chambers Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Randy Casey officiating. Burial followed at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of Chambers Funeral Services, Inc., of Matewan.

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

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Eules Gale Barker

Eules Barker

Eules Gale Barker, 49, of Chattaroy, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, at Williamson Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born at Charleston, Dec. 9, 1969, the son and only child of David and Patricia Fletcher Barker, of Chattaroy.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Earl and June Barker and Frieda and Kermit Fletcher; an uncle, Gibby Barker; his father-in-law, Mike Smith; and a very close cousin, Jason England.

Eules was a 1988 graduate of Williamson High School where he was a popular student and standout baseball player. He received a baseball scholarship from West Virginia State University and played for the Yellow Jackets. He was employed by Persinger Supply Company and later transitioned into the mining industry where he worked as a highly skilled and respected heavy equipment diesel mechanic.

He was a member of the Chattaroy Missionary Baptist Church. He lived his faith and his truth daily. His hope and his personal testimony were that his illness might draw people into a closer relationship with God and that hearts would be opened to accepting Christ and knowing the peace that comes from a loving relationship with him.

He was truly one-of-a-kind. His gentle spirit, broad smile, joyful laugh and earnest generosity will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

He will be missed, and in God’s care until we meet again.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his beloved wife, Michelle Smith Barker; his daughter, Taylor McNeese (Michael); his son, Easton Barker; his mother and father-in-law, Ronda and Bruce Stroud; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Tommy and Nikki Smith and Bruce Lee and Danielle Stroud; his nephew and nieces, Keaton (Whitney), Keleigh and Mikah Smith; his grandparents-in-law, York and Clara Smith: his devoted aunt, Susan “Joanie” England, who was his companion throughout his illness. Her loving care and daily assistance made the last four years of travel and treatments easier to bear; his cousins, who were more like brothers, and stood ready to see to every need, Sammy Barker (Wendy) and Rusty Barker; his little cousins, Layla and Macie, who called him “Uncle Ulee”; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and neighbors too numerous to name, but all of whom he dearly loved and was so very happy to have in his life.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at Weaver Mortuary, West Williamson, with Rev. Ron Sanger officiating. Burial followed at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with Brandon Barker, Rusty Barker, Sammy Barker, Zach Barker, Ben Brock, Bryan Burgett, Charlie Dotson, Donald Elkins, Anthony Francis, Gene Fletcher, Jerome Fluty, Clay Hatfield, Toby Hatfield, Dean Jewell, Mike May, David Murphy, Michael McNeese, Rob Sanger, Keaton Smith, Tommy Smith and Austin “Carl” Woolum serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of Weaver Mortuary, Inc., of West Williamson.

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

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Betty Carey

Betty Carey

Betty Jean Carey, born Nov. 22, 1927, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in Mount Pleasant, Mich., lovingly surrounded by her children.

She was born at Borderland, the daughter of the late Alfred and Sarah Barton Webb.

She was a longtime employee of Thornton’s Family Store at Kermit, and a faithful member of the East Kermit Church of God. She enjoyed her faith, family, friends and reading her Bible. She also enjoyed working puzzles and was an avid reader. For the past five plus years, she enjoyed her Green Acres Assisted Living friends and family in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

Twice widowed, she was preceded in death by her former husbands, Proctor Sparks and John Carey; and eight siblings.

She is survived by her three daughters, Lois Urban (Dana), Joyce Sammons (Sheldon) and Jeanie Hatcher(Bill); one son, John Carey (Sheri); her beloved youngest sister, Mary Lou Parsley; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at the Mullins Family Funeral Home Chapel, Warfield, Kentucky. Burial will follow at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m., until the time of funeral services on Saturday. Arrangements are 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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Carol Hensley

Carol Hensley

Carol Ann White Hensley, 72, of Williamson, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019.

She was born June 18, 1948, to the late James Aaron and Bessie Frances Linley Parsley-White.

She cherished her roles as wife and mother, but most importantly, she was a faithful servant of the Lord. She thoroughly enjoyed attending church at Nolan Freewill Baptist Church where she was a member for many years.

She had a beautiful singing voice and she loved to sing in the choir at church and with her brothers and sisters in their family singing group. Her beautiful voice will be missed greatly by the choir and members of the church congregation. She was also a gifted teacher; she taught Sunday School for many years, and volunteered at the Nolan Christian Academy, where she was adored by all of the children.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Irvin Hensley; and two brothers, Howard Parsley (Shirley) and Robert Lee Parsley (Shirlene).

She is survived by one son, William Irvin Hensley (Kim), of Williamson, who was the absolute apple of her eye. She is also survived by, William Parsley (Kathy), of Petersburg, Va.; James Parsley (Eloise), of Webbville, Ky.; Barbara Dentro, of Lenore; Mary Mann (Tom), of Lovely, Ky.; Norma Elkins (Mitchell), of Morristown, Tenn.; Earl White (Debbie), of Nolan; Sheila Barton, of Lebanon, Va.; Lola Crews, of Morristown, Tenn.; Charlene Peterson, of  Bluff, Tenn.; James White, of Bluntville, Tenn.; Joseph White, of Lebanon, Va.; and Albert White, of Maryland.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at Weaver Mortuary, West Williamson, with Rev. John Taylor and Rev. Danny Scott officiating. Burial followed at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, with friends and family serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of Weaver Mortuary, Inc., of West Williamson.

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

Andy Maynard

Andy Lee Maynard, 59, of Varney, formerly of Red Jacket, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.

He was born at Williamson, Sept. 15, 1959, the son of Phyllis Maynard, of Red Jacket, and the late Oliver Lee Maynard.

Andy, being the only son of Oliver and Phyllis Maynard, was indeed their joy. He was not only a beloved son, but also a beloved father and grandfather. Having worked as a coal miner, he enjoyed the outdoors and all it had to offer. He was an avid Harley Davidson motorcyclist. He was proud to endorse his hobby from hats to boots. There was no question that he was indeed a Harley Davidson fan.  

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Dustin Maynard (Becky), of Red Jacket; his grandson, Cam Maynard; his girlfriend, Karen Spradlin; and two special friends, Robin and Dennis Dixon, of Beech Creek; and a host of other loved ones, family members and friends.

He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at the Chambers Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Howard Branham Jr. officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Chambers Funeral Services, Inc., of Matewan.

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

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Carol Meade

Carol Meade

Carol Sue Meade 72, of Kermit, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at the Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa, Kentucky.

She was born in Mingo County, April 2, 1947, a daughter of the late Lafayette and Lillie Newsome Brumfield.

She was known to her grandchildren as “Manny and to many others as “Aunt Sue Sue”.

She was retired from the TB Company, Ft. Wayne, Ind., and was a member of the Neely Branch United Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Meade, also known as “Bobby Muncy”; her brothers, Jack Vance and Teddy Denzil Brumfield; and her sister, Ethel Brumfield.

She is survived by her son, Chester Kohler, of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; three grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; her brothers, Larry Brumfield, of Kermit, Eldon Brumfield, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Chester Brumfield, of Madisonville, Ky., and William Andrew Brumfield, of Rawl; her sisters, Betty Sheppard, of Kermit, Rosetta Bickford, of Ft. Wayne, and Leola Stout, of Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at the Neely Branch United Baptist Church with Michael Bryant and Russell Ball officiating. Burial followed at the Newsome Ridge Cemetery, Naugatuck. 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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Roy Perry

Roy Perry

Roy Neil Perry, 57, of Gilbert, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at his residence.

He was a loving father and friend to everyone. He was a simple man who knew how to take the good with the bad in life. Everyone who knew him, could see he had an extraordinary heart. He spent most of his time watching NASCAR, college football or his favorite TV reruns. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and speaking to his children over the phone. It will be very difficult to let him go, but it is good to know that he is in a better place. He was a member of the Horsepen Southern Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Perry; his mother, Glenna Toler; his daughter, Misty Ann Lane; and his brothers, Emmit, Rocky and Wayne Fields.

He is survived by his son, Anthony Perry (Sheree); his daughter, Brandy Davis (Shane); his grandchildren, Christyan, Holton and Remington; his grandchildren from his late daughter, Misty, Corey, Dakota, Dustin and Lindsay; his sister, Diana Francis (Mike); his brothers, Terry Perry, Glenn Fields (Diane) and David Fields (Renae); and his nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Horsepen Southern Baptist Church on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Family gathered at 11 a.m. and close friends gathered from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. He was carried to his final resting place at Hollywood Cemetery by his family and friends. Rev. Billy Manuel (Sabrina) officiated the service. Arrangements were under the direction of Mounts Funeral Home, Inc., of Gilbert.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Mounts Funeral Home.

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

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