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Charlene Bailey

Charlene Bailey

Charlene Faye Bailey, 73, of Delbarton, died Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at her residence. She was born at Holden, Nov. 17, 1946, the daughter of the late Roy and Vicie Hatfield Hall.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe Bailey; her son, Billie Bailey; her brother, Cecil Ray Hall; and her sister, Bessie Hall.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her son, Cecil Ray Bailey (Rachell), of Nitro; her daughters, Rhonda Hall (John) and Vicie Preece (Brian Morris), both of Duncan Fork; her sister, Brookie Kathryn Justice (Clinton Ben), of Delbarton; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 12 p.m., Friday, July 24, 2020, at the Ooten Cemetery, Trace Creek, with Rev. Dennie Evans officiating. Family and friends served 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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Frank Fields

Frank Fields

Frank Elwood Fields, 31, of Delbarton, died Saturday, July 25, 2020, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

He was born at Columbus, Ohio, July 20, 1989, a son of Linda North and James Prince (Sherry.)

He enjoyed gaming, fishing and four-wheeling. He had previously worked as a laborer in construction.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his former wife, Alexandra Venturino Fields; his daughter, Triniti Lynnmarie Fields; his maternal grandmother, Rose North; his brothers, Jerry Fields (Jennifer), Shayne Fields and Mark Akers; his sisters, Robin Jenkins (Jay), Tabitha Murphy (Joshua), Leticia Murphy (Jacob), Renoda New and Vanessa Fields (Scott Ruble); and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, July 31, 2020, at Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson. Reverend Russell Prince will officiate. Burial will follow at the Crabtree Cemetery, Millers Creek, with family members and friends serving as pallbearers.

Those attending the services must comply by wearing masks and follow strict social distancing.

Arrangements are under the direction of Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson.

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Bimbo Gearles

“Bimbo” Gearles

Dennis Ray “Bimbo” Gearles, 60, of Red Jacket, died Saturday, July 25, 2020, following a tragic boating accident at Thacker.  

He was born in Pike County, June 23, 1960, the son of the late Howard and Irene Mounts Gearles.

He was a former coal miner.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-son, Timmy Daniels.

He is survived by his wife, Florann Ingersoll Daniels, of Red Jacket; his children, Donique Mitchem (Tony), of Red Jacket, Monica Gearles, of Kingsport, Tenn., Lynn Gearles, of Majestic, Ky., Pinky Gearles and Dennis Grahm Gearles (Kassie), both of Phelps, Ky., and Alexis Daniels, of Red Jacket; his step-daughters, Lindsey Daniels, of Matewan, and Alice Endicott, of Chattaroy; his step-son, Kenneth James Ingersoll, of Red Jacket; his brother, Tennis Gearles, of Freeburn, Ky.; his sister, Carolyn Gearles, of Freeburn, Ky.; his grandchildren, Billy Mitchem, Austin Mitchem, Tyler Mitchem, Serenity Gearles, Chasity Gearles, Keaton Mayhorn, Bo Bo Mayhorn, Zoey Gearles, Howard Gearles, Heath Gearles, Terry Daniels, Michael Dotson, Chase Dotson, Cash Pruitt, Kingsley Pruitt, Xavier Endicott and Nicholas Endicott; his first great-grandchild, Jaxston Mitchem, is due in September; his mother-in-law, Evelyn Ingersoll, of Red Jacket; his special friends, Bobby Sherpinskas, Christopher Hensley and Brandon Thompson; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Thursday, July 30, 2020, at the Faith Mission Church, McCarr, Ky., with Pastor Jimmy Fields officiating. Burial followed at the Family Cemetery, Mitchell Branch, Red Jacket, 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.hatfieldsfc.com.

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John Miller Jr.

John Miller Jr.

John Patrick Miller Jr., 74, of Williamson, died Friday, July 24, 2020, at the Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center, South Williamson, Kentucky.  

He was born in Baltimore, Md., March 18, 1946, the son of the late John Miller Sr. and the late Mary A. Reed Miller Cochran.

He was a veteran having served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era serving in the Philippines, Korea and other locations. He retired from the Appalachian Regional Hospital after many years of service having worked in laundry, maintenance and the boiler room. He was a Christian.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Brian Chadwick Miller.

He is survived by his wife, Rita Blankenship Miller, of Williamson; his children, Crystal Dawn Blackburn and John Cory Miller, both of Williamson; his grandson, Paul Chadwick Blackburn, of South Carolina; his sister-in-law, Della Blankenship (Brian), of Williamson; a special family friend, Katrina Hardin; his eight fur babies; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, Ky., with Brother Rudy Spencer officiating. Burial followed at the Mt. View Memory Gardens, Maher. Military honors were presented by the D.A.V. Belfry Chapter #141. Arrangements were under the direction of the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Kentucky.

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

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Donna Sue Sammons

Donna Sammons

Donna Sue Sammons, 64, of Lick Creek, Williamson, died Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Ky., following a lingering illness. Her siblings, Rita and Tommy, were at her bedside.

She was born at Williamson, Feb. 27, 1956, a daughter of Grace Brown Sammons, of Lick Creek, and the late Billy I. Sammons Sr.

Born very special, she immediately became the center of attention in her family. She quickly captured the hearts and the affection of her parents and her siblings alike. It wasn’t long before her outgoing, jovial and charming personality began to emerge, much to the delight of everyone. As she grew, she became an active little girl with boundless energy. She was curious and loved to explore her surroundings. She enjoyed playing in her yard and had an exuberant imagination that made even the simplest of days exciting and fun. She later attended the East Williamson Grade School where she loved learning and developing enjoyable relationships with her teachers and other students.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Rachel F. Lockhart.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by three brothers, Billy I. Sammons Jr. (Debbie), Tommy L. Sammons (Pam) and Johnny D. Sammons; one sister, Rita G. Sammons; her nieces and nephews, Kim and Roger Lockhart, Billy I. Sammons III, Robin Smith, Lisa Francis, Brittany, Jordan and Jason Sammons; a special niece, Elizabeth Collins; 16 great-nieces and nephews; and 14 great-great-nieces and nephews; and a former sister-in-law, Debbie Irene Sammons.

She will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered for her endearing personality, her unbiased example of unconditional love towards everyone and her unbridled enthusiasm for life.

May her body now rest in peace even as her spirit soars with the angels.

A private family viewing will be held.

Friends are welcome to join the family for a graveside service at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at the Mountain View Memory Garden, Maher. Reverend Mike Smith will officiate. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Those attending the services must comply with wearing masks and follow strict social distancing requirements.

Arrangements are under the direction of Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson.

Holly Slone

Holly Leighann Slone, 35, of North Matewan, died Friday, July 24, 2020, at the Tug Valley Regional Medical Center, South Williamson, Kentucky.

She was born at Logan, March 9, 1985, a daughter of the late Charles McNeely Jr. and Darlene McClellan McNeely.

She was of the Pentecostal faith and was a joy to be around. She loved going to church and had a humorous side. She brought an essence of love and laughter with her wherever she went. She enjoyed taking a walk on a beautiful spring, summer or autumn day, as the beauty around her reminded her of the goodness of God. Of all her interests and hobbies, being surrounded by her family was when she was the happiest.

She will indeed be missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandfather, Charles McNeely Sr.; and her uncles, Tracy McNeely and Miniard “June-Bug” McClellan.  

She is survived by her husband, Paul Michael Slone; her son, Charley Cunningham, of North Matewan; her daughters, Jaida Frye, of Logan, and Kadence Hall, of Belo; her brother, Brian McNeely (Samantha), of Logan; her sisters, Heather McNeely Waller (Brett), of Kermit, Crystal McNeely Runyon (Joey), of Logan, and Ashlie McNeely Hale (Ricky), of St. Albans; her special aunts, Lisa Adkins and Angie Rose; her special uncles, Tom McNeely and George McNeely; her special brother-in-law, Ken “Bear” Slone; her special sisters-in-law, “Mert” Slone, Zelphia “Peanut” Marcum and Sheena Buchannan; and a host of loved ones, neighbors and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at the Pentecostal House of Prayer, Varney, with Pastor Russell Prince officiating. Burial followed at the Slone Family Cemetery, North Matewan, with  Charles Cunningham, Bear Woods, Ronnie Swank, Spanky Nelson, Donald Howell, Kevin Runyon, Eric Pack and Kyle Woods serving as pallbearers. Arrangements are under the direction of Chambers Funeral Services, Inc., of Matewan.  

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the recent spike in area cases, please adhere to all social distancing recommendations. Also, if you have a compromised immune system or are feeling ill and do not feel comfortable in attending, the family understands completely and appreciates the caution and consideration. For those that are unable to attend due to health reasons and or concerns you are welcome to visit www.chambersfuneralservices.com and sign the online guestbook.  

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