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Lois Burgess

Lois Burgess

Lois Evelyn Burgess, 93, of Gilbert, died Monday, June 10, 2019, at Dignity Hospice House, Chapmanville.

She was born at Laurel City, July 31, 1925, the daughter of the late Eli Martin and Alice Maude Gillam Trusley.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was married to the love of her life, Raymond Jackson Burgess Sr., for 75 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Verner. She loved to bowl and fish.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Willa Burgess (Raymond), Eleanor Ferrell (James), Coralie Shivley (George), June Adkins (Acie) and Merle Adkins (Curtis); and her brothers, Hugh Trusley (Oma), Columbus Trusley (Violet) and Charles Trusley (Edie).

She is survived by her loving husband, Raymond Jackson Burgess Sr., of Gilbert; her son, Jacky Burgess ( Glenetta), of Sprattsville; her daughter, Carolyn Burgess, of Sprattsville; her grandsons, Eric Burgess (Valarie), of Sprattsville, and Brian Burgess, of Cape Coral, Fla.; her great-grandchildren, Skyler Burgess (Rose), of Myrtle Beach, S.Car., and Sarah Burgess and Sadie Burgess, both of Sprattsville; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Walter Grimmett officiating. Burial followed at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill, with friends and family serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were 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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Clifford Curry

Clifford Curry

Clifford Curry, 82, of Varney, died Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Ky., surrounded by his family and friends.  

He was born at Delbarton, Feb. 13, 1937, the son of the late Amos and Quince Slone Curry.  

He was a hard worker and worked for many years in the coal mines before he retired.  He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Alice Faye Curry; two sons, Ricky Daniel and Troy Dee Curry; and three brothers, Dee, Wade and Elmer Curry.  

He is survived by three daughters, Joyce Ball (James), Wanda Branham (the late Lawrence Branham) and Monica Varney (Kenny); two sons, Roy Curry (Hester) and Clifton Curry (Becky); two sisters, Alma Poole and Sadie Daniels; two brothers, Paris Curry and Jeff Curry; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; and a special granddaughter, Erica Curry, who lived with him and was always by his side. She was the apple of his eye. She was his heart. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was loved by all and will be sadly missed.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, June 10, 2019, at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Snodgrass officiating. Burial followed at the Curry 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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Spank Huckeby

“Spank” Huckeby Jr.

Leonard C. “Spank” Huckeby Jr., 72, of Matewan, died peacefully on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at his residence.

He was a graduate of Logan High School and SWVCC and was a member of the Matewan Church of God. He was formerly of Whitman and lived in Venice, Fla., before he retired to Matewan. He worked over 30 years in the coal mines. During his tenure as a miner, he held many positions.  

He was an avid race car fan with #3 Dale Earnhart being his favorite driver. He was a lifelong fisherman. He caught many “big ones” and told many fisherman stories. He loved “flying” on his computer with his flying buddies.

He was a devoted United States Army veteran. He served with the 25th Aviation Company and served faithfully in Vietnam. He was a proud veteran and flew his country’s flag at his home to honor all his “brothers” who also fought for our country. Even in death, he stayed strong to the end.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard Clinton Huckeby Sr. and Avonell Clark Huckeby; his brother, Charles William Huckeby; his sister, Gale Saunders; his grandparents, William and Anna Marie Huckeby and Charles William and Stella Clark.

He is survived by his wife, Edna Huckeby; his brother, Jack Huckeby (Karen), of Chapmanville; his sister, Louise Evans (Gabe), of Michigan City, Ind.; his loving children Tammy Bowling, of Ansted, Cathy Moore (Michael), of Chapmanville, and William “Butch” Butcher (Naomi), of Clearwater, Fla.; his grandchildren, Erin Anderson (Jeremy), of Southpoint, Ohio, Casey Bowling (Jessica), of Ansted, Zachary Moore, of Morgantown, and Joshua, Mira, Chase, Rylee, Emmy, Kennedy and Elle Butcher, all of Clearwater, Fla.; his great-grandchildren, Jaeden Anderson, Emma Bowling and Chloe Bowling; his special friends, Maggie Collins and Troy Diamond; his loving pet dog, Baby Doll; and a host of family, friends and a loving church family.

He loved his family and will be missed by many.

Honoring services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the Chambers Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor David Smith and Bro. Jamie Blankenship officiating. Burial followed at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill, with Belfry Chapter #141 of the Disabled American Veterans providing military honors. 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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Beulah Thomas

Beulah Thomas

Beulah Faye Thomas, 62, of Delbarton, died Friday, June 7, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.  

She was born at Welch, Jan. 29, 1957, the daughter of the late Buddy and Maudie Rollins Mounts.

She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal Faith. She loved her kids and grandkids. They were everything to her.    

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Thomas; and two brothers, Earl Mounts and Carlye Collins.  

She is survived by her children, Tammy Cantrell (Thomas), of Delbarton, Claude Hammond (Nikki), of Taylorville and Jimmy Thomas (Lisa), of Fort Myers, Fla.; her grandkids, Courtney Cantrell, Thomas Cantrell Jr., Isaiah Cantrell, Jonathan Hammond, Keisha Hammond, Chasity Hammond, Lundy Adkins, Rylee Collins, Erica Collins, Elizabeth Collins and Jonathan Collins; her great-grandchild, Kaylee Mollett; her sisters, Mary Brooks, Jubilee Kennedy and Rose Morgan; and five step-children and several step-grandchildren.  

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Nathanial Gibson and Rev. Willard Gibson officiating. Burial followed at the Hammond Cemetery, Red Jacket, with Thomas Cantrell, Thomas Cantrell Jr., Jimmy Thomas, Jonathan Hammond, Claude Hammond and Lundy Adkins 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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