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Morris Hatfield

Morris Hatfield

Morris (Mars) Hatfield, 66, of Baisden, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.

He was born at Williamson, Sept. 13, 1952, the son of the late Ezra and Arminda Browning Hatfield.

He was a loving son, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was a retired coal miner and was of the Pentecostal Faith. He loved fishing, riding his side by side, going to car races and spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Danny and Lanny Hatfield.

He is survived by his daughter, Greta Cline (Erick), of Baisden; his sons, Brett Hatfield (Yesica), of High Point, N. Car., and Bartley Hatfield (Nina), of Wharncliffe; his grandchildren, Ranse Cline (Amanda), of Bull Creek, Joey Wolford (Tasha), of Wharncliffe, Nikita Ferrell (J.R.), of Horsepen, Austin Hatfield and Layla Hatfield, both of High Point, N. Car., Hunter Maynard, Kyle Stanley, Brantley Wolford and Nakenna Wolford; his special niece, Rita Canterbury (Percy); his special nephew, Israel Hatfield; his brother, Edgar Hatfield, of Ohio; his sisters, Wilma Eversol (Gene), Ruby Riester (Floyd), and Rachael Hatfield, all of Ohio, and Lois Trent (James), of Wharncliffe; Kevin Goad, to whom he was like a second father; and a host of other dear relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Ward officiating. Burial followed at the Hatfield Cemetery, Pie. Honorary pallbearers were: Ranse Cline, Joey Wolford, Justin Daniels, Austin Hatfield and Kevin Goad. Arrangements were 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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Jessie Huff

Jessie Huff

Jessie Keen Huff, 91, of North Spring, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at her daughter’s residence.

She was born in Virginia, Feb. 22, 1928, the daughter of the late Charley and Carrie Morgan Keen.

She was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. She enjoyed reading, cooking and helping others. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She was of the Baptist Faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ford Huff; her daughters, Heneretta Huff and Donna Cline; her sons, Gregory J. Huff, Timothy Eric Huff and Thomas David Huff; her grandsons, Ryan E. Ohmer, Nick Huff and Gabby Ellis; her great-grandson, Tanner Scott Cline; her sisters, Mary May Stacy and Edith Keen; and her brother, Donald Rosenbond.

She is survived by her daughters, Annetta Blankenship (Johnny), of Justice, Joyce Cline (Lonnie), of North Spring, Wanda Ohmer, of Hopewell, Va., Anita Ellis (Arthur) and Mary Morgan (her companion, James Cline), all of Baisden; her sons, Samuel Huff, of Oceana, Robert Huff (Misty), Michael Huff and William Huff, all of North Spring; her sister, Rebecca Bishop, of Blackstone, Va.; 25 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other dear relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at the Freedom Full Gospel Assembly House of Prayer with Rev. Carl “Cab” Wolford and Rev. Jonas trent officiating. Burial followed at the Morgan Cemetery, Simon. She was carried to her final resting place by her grandsons. Arrangements were under the direction of Mounts Funeral Home, Inc., of Gilbert.

Her wonderful smile and gentle heart will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to have known and loved her.

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

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Jerry McClanahan

Jerry McClanahan

Jerry Mitchell McClanahan, 68, of Delbarton, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, following a courageous battle with ALS.  

He was born at Williamson, July 22, 1951, the son of the late James and Lula Maynard McClanahan.

He was a man who believed in hard work, but also believed in playing hard. The thing he believed in most, was loving his family. His was a life devoted to making sure his family had fond memories, an abundance of laughter and every opportunity for success. He encouraged us to make our own decisions and supported us in everything we did. He was proud of his children and grandchildren and delighted in telling people how much they all looked like him.  

He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and served his country as a staff sergeant in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Victory Christian Center at Lenore and a member of the Masons Hugh C. Boyd Lodge #119. The thing he cherished the most in life was his precious wife, Cindy. She was his delight and what he was most proud of in life. He loved her from the moment he saw her and made sure that she knew it. They enjoyed 44 years of marriage together and a lifetime of love.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving sister, Betty Kay Skeens.    

He is survived by his wife, Cindy McClanahan; his children, Crissy Justice (Joe), Josh McClanahan (Kim) and Jerry McClanahan Jr. (Rhonda); his grandchildren, Aerianna (Allie) McClanahan, Cole Justice, Brenden McClanahan, Chase Justice, Kylen McClanahan and Noel McClanahan; his sister, Patricia Davidson; his brothers, Jim McClanahan and Robert McClanahan; his special niece, whom he loved like another daughter, Missy Canada; several other dear nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving family and friends.  

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at the Victory Christian Center, Lenore, with Rev. Terry Blankenship and Rev. Will Compton officiating. Burial followed at the Mt. View Memory Gardens, Maher. Masonic Rites were conducted by the DAV Chapter #141. 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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Sharon Muenick

Sharon Muenich

Sharon Muenich, 53, of Hell Creek Road, Delbarton, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at her residence.  

She was born at Dearborn, Mich., Dec. 15, 1965, the daughter of the late Frederick Doyle and Mumtaj Iqbal Davis.  

She was a homemaker and the wife of Thomas Muenich. They were married for 12 years.  

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Christopher Earle; her daughters, Crystal Earle and Amanda Earle Beeler; her brothers, Johnny Davis (Amy), Steven Davis (Christina) and Tony Davis (Lesa); her sisters, Julie Kreinbring and Taj “Bibi” Perry (Stuart); four grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.  

Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel. 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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Dal Musick III

“Dal” Musick III

Dallas “Dal” Musick III, 34, of McCarr, Ky., died suddenly Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at Ringgold, Georgia.

He was born at Huntington, Dec. 3, 1984, a son of Dallas Musick Jr. and Lesia Runyon.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Ashton Blake Musick; his maternal grandparents, Emmett and Janet Murphy; and his paternal grandmother, Betty Musick.  

He was a commercial truck driver. He owned his own truck and worked for CSQT of Little Rock, Arkansas. He loved Nascar racing and was proud of the opportunity he had been awarded to work as a pit crew member for one of the races at Bristol, Tennessee. He was in the process of restoring a stock car which he had recently purchased. He enjoyed the challenge of restoring any vintage car and implementing a game plan that would have the best finished product. Anything which involved speed sparked Dal’s attention. His most valued time was the time he spent surrounded by his beloved family.

He is survived by his mother and step-father, Lesia and Paul Runyon, of McCarr, Ky.; his father and step-mother, Dallas Jr. and Tammy Musick, of Lexington, Ky.; his son, Izaiah Musick, of Turkey Creek, Ky.; his brothers, Paul Runyon Jr., of McCarr, Ky., Adam Musick, of Blackberry City, and Richard Musick, of Lexington, Ky.;  his uncle, whom he loved as a brother, Josh Murphy, of Matewan; his paternal grandfather, Dallas Musick Sr., of Sevierville, Tenn.; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, family members, neighbors and friends.

He will indeed be missed.

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at the Chambers Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Carl Butler officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday evening.  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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Jean Simpkins

Jean Simpkins

Jean Simpkins, 89, of Right Fork of Beech Creek, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, at Williamson Memorial Hospital.  

She was born at O’Keefe, May 2, 1930, the daughter of the late Jack and Georgia Chafin Simpkins.  

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith and loved the Lord and singing God’s praises. She enjoyed gardening and raising chickens, but most of all, she loved to cook a big meal for all her family to gather and enjoy.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the love of her life for 54 years, Benton Simpkins; her brothers, Stewart, Troy, Andrew, Abe, Jack and Watson Simpkins; and two grandsons, Benton and Jonathon Simpkins.   

She is survived by her children, James B. (Lora), Ira (Donna), Randy (Kathy), Greg (Ginger), Betty Charles (Roger) and Shelia Justice (Mark); her sisters, Velma Hammond (Everett) and Helen Pinner; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a very special friend and caretaker, Gracie Cisco.  

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Ray Caudill officiating. Burial will follow at the Simpkins Cemetery, Right Fork of Beech Creek, with her grandsons serving as pallbearers. 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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Daniel Boone Smith

Daniel Smith

Daniel Boone Smith, 86, of Road Branch, Williamson, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at his residence.

He was born at Nolan, Dec. 17, 1932, the son of the late Zan and Alva Vinson Smith.

He was a member of the UMWA and was a retired coal miner with Eastern Coal Corporation. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Minnie Lois Stepp Smith; one son, Zan Donald “Buddy” Smith; one brother, June Smith; and two sisters, Alice Castle and Ida Mae Hicks.

He is survived by five children, Sherry Muncy (Quincy), Pam Coleman (Jim), Lynn Smith, Joe Smith (Annette) and Paula Maynard (Larry); six grandchildren, Marquetta Rodeffer, Daniel Ray Smith, Shaun Varney, Holly Napier, Becky White and Devan Martin; 10 great-grandchildren, Brittany Tolley, Cassie Tolley, Bry Solari, Paige Sweeney, Garrett Smith, Shay’Anna Varney, Abram Varney, Addilyn Napier, Willow Martin and Luke Martin; and one brother, Bobby Joe Smith (Diana).

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at Weaver Mortuary, West Williamson, with Rev. Ray Taylor and Rev. Earl White officiating. Burial will follow at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, with Larry Maynard, Quincy Muncy, Daniel Ray Smith, Garrett Smith and Shaun Varney serving as pallbearers. Arrangements are under the direction of Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson.

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

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Sharon Underwood

Sharon Underwood

Sharon Dean Underwood, 69, of Delbarton, died Saturday, July 27, 2019 at CAMC General Hospital, Charleston.

She was born in Mingo County, April 17, 1950, the daughter of the late Rufus Chester and Opal Marie Newsome Dean.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Jeremy James Daniel Underwood; her brother, Chester Dean; and her sister, Mildred Newsome.

She will be sadly missed by her son, George Underwood; her daughter, Angela Jawn Underwood Cline (Gary Carson), of Pie; three grandchildren, Jeremy, Jacob, and Johnathan; and two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Devin.

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at the First Baptist Church of Varney, with Rev. Bill Snodgrass officiating. Friends and family may gather at the church from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. 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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