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Jennifer Adkins

Jennifer Dawn Adkins, 48, of Sidney, Ky., died Sunday, June 6, 2021, at her residence.

She was born in Shelby, N.Car., Oct. 8, 1972, to Neal Scott, of Morristown, Tenn., and Kathy Lloyd Thacker, of Sidney, Kentucky.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her children, Kathryn Maynard (Zach), of Williamson, Alexandria Baisden, of Chapmanville, and Jacob Baisden, of Morehead, Ky.; her step-son, Jimmy John Adkins, of Betsy Layne, Ky.; her brother, Rickey Scott (Laura), of Roanoke, Va.; her step-father, Lafie Thacker, of Sidney, Ky.; and a host of cousins, family and friends.

Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Thursday, June 10, 2021, at the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home. Arrangements were under the direction of the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Kentucky.

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

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Dallas Browning Jr.

Beloved father, son, grandfather and brother, Dallas Franklin Browning Jr., 62, died Saturday, June 5, 2021, at his residence in Delbarton, while surrounded by his loving family.

He was the first born child of Dallas Franklin and Rose Marie Vernatter Browning on March 27, 1959, in Holden.  

He graduated from Burch High School Class of 1978. While in high school he worked in the coal mines and continued to do so until 1986.  

He was a kind and gentle person who loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his Mommy and Daddy. His grandchildren were the pride and joy of his family. The legacy of his kind spirit, passion for the outdoors, zest for life and uncanny ability to defy all odds will live on through him.  

He is survived by his father, Dallas Browning; his mother, Rose Vernatter Browning, of Delbarton; his son, Christopher “Todd” Browning (Mandy), of Mooresville, N.Car.; his grandchildren, Bexley and Talon Browning, of Mooresville, N.Car.; his brothers, Paul Ray Browning, of Deatsville, Ala., and Shawn Browning (Kim), of Hurricane; his sisters, Rosetta Hatfield (Bill), of Delbarton, and Helen Southball (Keith), of Sissonville; the mother of their child, Karen Bailey, of Sod; his loving friend, Dolores Shrum (Brian), of Delbarton; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends.  

He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.  

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 10, 2021, at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel  with Rev. Terry Blankenship and Rev. Roger Ooten officiating. Burial followed in the Vernatter Family Cemetery at Caney. 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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Reverend James Collins

Reverend James E. Collins, 83, of Columbus, Ohio, died Friday, June 4, 2021, at Clark Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

He was born in Borderland, W.Va., Jan. 9, 1938, to the late Mont Collins and Braddie Williams Collins.

He was a steel worker and a member of the Holy Miracle Church of God.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Lynn Collins; five sisters; and six brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Collins; two sons, James Dale Collins and Ricky Edward Collins, both of Columbus, Ohio; one grandchild, Rachel Collins, of Columbus, Ohio; one great-grandchild, Colt Bradley Gillette, of Columbus, Ohio; and a host of loving family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home with Juanita Daniels officiating. Burial followed in the Collins Cemetery, Dan’s Branch, with Dave Whitt and Glenn Whitt serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Kentucky.

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

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Dalphine Estep

Dalphine Sammons Estep, 86, died Saturday, June 5, 2021, at the home of her daughter, Lahoma Davis, of Scarlett Road.  

She was born Oct. 18, 1934, to the late John and Leeta Sammons.  

She married the love of her life, Virgil “Butch” Estep, on May 10, 1951, and made a loving home together until his death in October 1988. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Mack, Jerry, Virgil and John Sammons; one daughter, Leeta Estep; one son, Johnny Estep; two grandsons, Christopher Starr and Kenneth Davis III; and one great-granddaughter, Lacey Estep.  

She was a devoted Christian. She gave her life to the Lord in 1953, and was a member of the Parsley Bottom Freewill Baptist Church since August 1969. She was a 1973 graduate of Marshall University College of Education and continued her education at Marshall gaining her Master degree in Special Education. She was a beloved elementary teacher in Mingo County for close to 40 years. Her favorite hobby, during the summer, was searching for treasures and socializing in the area yard sales.  

She is survived by two brothers, William Pearly Sammons (Lorraine), of Grundy, Va., and Paul Sammons (Camelia), of Belo; one sister, Martha Kelly, of Pine Creek; one sister-in-law, Vicky Sammons, of Lenore; three daughters, Diana Hall (Curtis), of Lenore, Lorraine Key, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Lahoma Davis (Kenneth), of Delbarton; eight grandchildren, Christy Belcher (Jarrod), of Delbarton, Curtis Hall (Ingrid), of Watertown, N.Y., Michael Hall, of Delbarton, Valeria Donnelson, of Lake Ozark, Mo., Veronica Harmon, of Knoxville, Tenn., Johnny Estep (Lori), of Omar, Trista Vance (Gary), of Logan, and Matthew Davis, of Delbarton;  13 great-grandchildren, Hailey Hall, Ashton Gibson, Charley Boyce, Corey Lawson, Taylor Lawson, Angel Estep, Adelyn Belcher, Abigail Belcher, Bruce Belcher, Ryan Estep, Harlee Estep, Miya Estep and Jeslyn Starr; and a host of other family and friends.  

A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 13, 2021, at the Estep Cemetery at Scarlett Road with Rev. G.W. Mounts and Rev. Jarrod Belcher officiating. 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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Halcy Hatfield

Halcy Hatfield, 75, of Elk Creek, died Sunday, June 6, 2021, at Appalachian Regional Hospital, in South Williamson, Kentucky.  

He was born in Huntington, Sept. 28, 1945, the son of the late Taylor and Mate Farley Hatfield.

He was dedicated to his family and community. He loved to help everyone he came in contact with. His passion was drag racing. During his racing career he set many records and was honored to be inducted into the NHRA Hall of Fame.  

He proudly served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1965 to 1967. He was a proud veteran. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge O'Brien #101 Williamson, Scottish Rite and an active member of the Beni Keedem Shrine in Charleston, where he worked closely with Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Shriners Hospital.  

He worked for more than 30 years before retiring from Hobet Mining at 22 Mine Road. He was a member of the UMWA Local #1440 of Matewan.  

From 2000 - 2006, he served as a Mingo County Commissioner. He loved his community and loved helping anyway he could. He was also a Lee District Committeeman.

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eilene Hatfield; his brothers, Ance, James, Eddie and Walker Hatfield; and his sister, Linda Thacker.  

He is survived by his daughters, Brenda Hunt (Mike) and Lisa Copley (Bruce Dalton), both of Elk Creek; his grandchildren, Ashely Vance (Jimmy) and Corey Copley; his three great-grandchildren, Harlee, Colton and Zayden, all of Elk Creek; his sisters-in-law, Brenda Hensley, Donna Gail Hatfield and Darlene Hatfield, all of Lenore; and his sister, Mercedes Jordan, of Perkinston, Mississippi. He also leaves behind his special friend and racing partner, Emily Stott Volkman (Mike), of South Carolina, and James Dempsey, of Elk Creek.  

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at the Chafin Funeral Home in Delbarton with Rev. Jimmy Maynard, Rev. Robbie Messer and Rev. Brian Warden officiating.

Burial followed in the Evans Cemetery at Right Fork of Laurel Creek, with friends and family serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were: Leonard Codispoti, Donald Sansom, Franklin Cisco, Lacy Muncy, Ron Dempsey, Ance Curry, Joe Hoffer, Greg Copley and Oval Adams. Arrangements were under the direction of the Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.  

He will forever be missed and cherished by his family, friends and community.

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

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Mavis Hurley

Mavis Hurley, 82, of Majestic, Ky., died Thursday, June 3, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones, at her daughter’s residence in Lexington, Kentucky.

She was born in Whitesburg, Va.,  Aug. 16, 1938, a daughter of the late Lonnie and Lovis (McCoy) Prater. She was the last of seven children of the late Lonnie and Lovis Prater who all precede her in death.  

Mavis, the domestic patriarch of her household, knew the importance of taking care of her family. From cooking large family meals, almost daily, to ensuring that all had a birthday cake as well as a card to commemorate their special day. Mavis was always looking out for the betterment of those she loved. She lovingly served her family with a smile and a sense of humor. Mavis was kind and nurturing to all she knew. She greeted friends and neighbors alike with a smile and a warm welcoming hug. Her love for the Lord and others manifested itself in the way she cared. As quoted by many, Mavis being of the Baptist faith, was of the same thought process as this; “When you hear that I am dead, don’t you believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now; I shall have gone up higher, that is all, out of this old clay into a house that is immortal, a body that death cannot touch, that sin cannot taint a body fashioned like unto His glorious body.”

In addition to her parents and siblings, she was preceded in death by her son, Gary Dean Hurley.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis Hurley, of Majestic, Ky.; her daughters, LoJeanne Varney (Allen), of Lexington, Ky., and Patsy Hurley, of Trenton, Ga.; her sons, Terry Hurley (Angie), of Majestic, Ky., Jerry Hurley (Shelia), of Majestic, Ky., and Jason Hurley, of Trenton, Ga.; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive her. They were the light of her life and she adored each and everyone of them. In addition to a community of loved ones, neighbors and friends, she is also survived by her beloved dog, Snowball.

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

The family would like to extend a special “thank you” to Paula, Tiffany and Chris with Bluegrass Hospice of Lexington.  

Services honoring the life of Mavis were held on Sunday June 6, 2021, in the Union Light Baptist Church, 16085 Hurley Road, Hurley, VA 24620, with Bros. William Prater and Odis Blankenship officiating. Burial followed in the Hurley Family Cemetery at Majestic, Ky., with grandsons 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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Mae Looney

Mae Looney, 81, of North Matewan, died Thursday, June 3, 2021, at Cornerstone Hospital in Huntington.

She was born in Pike County, Ky., Dec. 2, 1939, a daughter of the late Monroe Justice and Martha (Akers) Neal.

She was a longtime member of the Assemblies of God of North Matewan. She enjoyed cooking and made sure that no one ever left her home on an empty stomach. When everyone was full with food and laughter, Mae was happy. Mae, being the best mother and grandmother, was an avid gardener. She indeed had a green thumb. Not only did she cultivate a successful garden, she also enjoyed canning the bounty from what she had planted. She was a gentle and kind person who will be missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Michael Looney; her sister, Stella Mitchell; her brothers, Willie Justice and Lacy Justice; her twin brother, Ray Justice; and her half-brother, Danny Justice.  

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Rockford “Buster” Looney, of North Matewan; her daughter, Martha Christian, of North Matewan; her son, William “Billy” Looney, of Pikeville, Ky.; her grandchildren, Misty Bench, Shawn Bench (Paula), Seth Looney and Tommy Looney; her great-grandchildren, Jordan Dillon, Ethan Dillon, Isabella Bench, Carter Bench, Aubree Oliver, Serenity Looney and Willow Bench; her brothers, Henry Justice (Helen) and Buddy Justice (Irene); her sisters, Martha Hite (Thomas) and Phyllis Justice; a host of nieces, nephews, loved ones, neighbors and friends.

Services honoring the life of Mae were held at 1 p.m., Monday, June 7, 2021, at the Assemblies of God of North Matewan with Pastor Lowell Sparks officiating. Burial followed in the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Huddy, Ky., 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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Clarine McCoy

Clarine McCoy, 83, died Monday, June 7, 2021.

She was a bookkeeper for Mac's City Parking Lot and McCoy Trucking.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Varney and Elsie Varney; and her siblings, Jerry, Jimmy, Roscoe, Charles, Willie Jean, Ruth, Christine and Nancy Jane.

Her passing will be mourned by her four sons, James Junior McCoy (Teresa), Derek McCoy (Denise) and Larry Bruce McCoy (Lori), all of Princeton, N.Car., and Kirk Moe McCoy (Donna), of Burnwell, Ky.; her grandchildren, Brandon McCoy (Casey), Kirk Douglas, her pride and joy, (Ashley) McCoy,  Andrew (Logan) McCoy, Grey McCoy, Hannah McCoy and Whitey McCoy; her great-grandchildren, Braelyn Hunt, Dallas Hunt and Landon McCoy; her sister-in-law, Delphia Bragg; her special friend, Mary Thompson; and a host of loving family and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 12, 2021, at the McCoy Cemetery with Terry Joe Blankenship officiating. Her sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Friday, June 11, at the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home with special services beginning at 7 p.m., with Danny Michaels officiating. Arrangements are 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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“Bo” Newsome

James Westly “Bo” Newsome, 57, of Newtown, died Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at his residence,

surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Holden, Sept. 28, 1963, a son of the late Leonard and Juanita (Sheppard) Newsome.  

He was a family man who worked hard to support his family; having worked over 20 years in the coal mining industry. He was employed by Little Joe Trucking. He worked as a proficient diesel mechanic. He also worked at various other mining sites throughout the area. He was also employed as a diesel mechanic for a period of time by WV Spring and Radiator in Nitro. He was diligent in his endeavors to provide for his family and took pride in his work as a diesel mechanic.

Before his tenure in the mining industry, he traveled with Reverend RA West helping set up tents for the many revivals that Pastor West hosted. With what little free time Bo had, he enjoyed sitting on the back porch and drinking a cold Dr. Pepper while enjoying nature and the company of his cats.  

He was of the Pentecostal faith and his dedication to his family has left a legacy that will not be forgotten. He was consistent and devoted and he led his family by example. A dad is indeed a son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love, a companion sent from heaven, and a gift from above.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother; Michael E. Newsome.    

He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Charlotte Newsome (Vance), of Newtown; his daughters, Sarah Newsome and Holly Newsome, both of Newtown; his son, Thomas Newsome, of Newtown; his sisters, Lenita Pigman (Paul) and Lassie Prater, both of Rawl, Opal Stewart and the late Greg, of Matewan, and Charlene Blankenship (Mitch), of Tornado; his brothers, Jesse Newsome (Rebecca), of Omar, Enoch Newsome (Sherry), of Williamson, Scotty Newsome (Judy), of Newtown, Mark Newsome (Leona), of Red Jacket, and Johnny Newsome (Ruth), of Pikeville, Ky.; and a host of nieces, nephews and a community of loved ones, neighbors and friends.

Honoring services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, June 11, 2021, at the Fundamental Christian Church, US 52 North, RA West Memorial Highway, Varney, WV 25696, with Pastor Jay West and Bro. Enoch Newsome officiating. Burial will follow in the Ooten Family Cemetery, Duncan Fork, with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The body will lie in state at the church on Friday, June 11, 2021, one hour prior to the funeral service. 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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Jennifer Workman

Jennifer Jones Workman, 49, of Bessemer, Ala., died Tuesday, June 1, 2021, following a long illness. She died at her dad’s residence in Lenore.

She was born in South Williamson, Ky., Dec. 9, 1971, the daughter of John Jones, of Lenore, and was preceded in death by her mother, Joan Ferris Jones.  

She was a homemaker. She left us with a budding smile and her love for her family.  

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jason Jones.  

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Benjamin F. Workman III; her daughters, Suzannah Gabriel Workman, Madison Elyss Workman and Olivia Brook Workman Jones; and a host of other family members and friends.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Memorial services were held at 6 p.m., Monday, June 7, 2021, at the Victory Christian Center at Lenore with Rev. Terry Blankenship officiating and special singing by her niece, Sarah Merritt.

She will be laid to rest next to her mother and brother at the Lenore Memorial Gardens at Lenore. 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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