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Tammy Bogar

Tammy Louise Smith Bogar, 56, of Sidney, Ky., died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, at Tug Valley Regional Medical Center.

She was born at Quantico, Va., Nov. 11, 1964, the daughter of the late Tunis and Mary Williams Smith.

She was a loving wife and homemaker. She loved crafting and attending craft fairs.

She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Dwight Bogar, of Sidney, Ky.; her brother, Keith Smith, of Taylorsville, Ky.; her aunts, Cindy Krass (Bill), of Fredericksburg, Va., and Betty Williams (John), of Huntsville, Ala.; her mother-in-law, Yvonne Bogar, of Sevierville, Tenn.; her two cats, who she thought of as her children, Gabby and Runt; and a host of other loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

In honoring Tammy's wishes, she will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are 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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Less Browning

Less Browning, 82, of Man, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

He was born at Harts, Jan. 31, 1939, the son of the late Wade and Nina (Ramey) Browning.

He was a member of the Bruno Church of God. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the U.M.W.A. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 37 years, Florence Sue Fleming; his infant sister, Mae Browning; his brothers, Archie and Luther Browning; and his sister, Fannie Hail.

He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Carol (Grimmett) Browning, of Man; his step-sons, Steve Grimmett (Angie Robinson), of Huff Creek, Nick Grimmett (Melissa), of Wyoming, and Donald Grimmett (Roxanna Slone), of Man; his grandson, Tyler Michael Grimmett (Rachel Fox), of Gilbert; his granddaughter, Maci Grimmett (Kendall), of Wyoming; his brothers, George Browning (Linda), of Chapmanville, Wenzil Browning, and Donnie Browning (Cathy), of Huntington; his sisters, Zola Daniels, of Kentucky, and Flossie Owley, of Ohio; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at the Bruno Church of God, with Rev. Roger Frye officiating. Military honors were conducted by VFW Post # 6153, Chapmanville.

In honoring his wishes, cremation followed services. 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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Carlos Cisco

Carlos Cisco, 86, of Beech Creek, died  Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston.

He was born at O’Keefe, Feb. 10, 1934, the son of the late Thomas and Ethel Ferrell Cisco.

He was a disabled coal miner and a member of the Devon Church of Christ. Over the years Carlos faced many hardships, from being critically injured in a coal mining accident to enduring numerous health issues, but he was a fighter and faced each situation with strong will and determination. He was a simple man and was always willing to help others in any way possible. Before his health prevented him doing so, he was the go to person to help anytime there was a grave to be dug for a friend or member of the community which was something that he took very seriously and it had to be done a certain way. He also was dependable in visiting others who were sick and would even go sit with them, take them to doctor’s appointments and help take care of them; often when he wasn’t really able. If he wasn’t able to visit, he would call or always ask how someone was doing or if they needed anything.  

He was a plain spoken man and you always knew where you stood with him.  If he thought you were right, he’d defend you to the very end, but if he thought you were wrong, he’d tell you and not mix words or go behind your back to do it. If this world had more people in it like Carlos Cisco, it would be a much better world.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Dreama Leigh Cisco, on July 1, 2020; his step-mother, Thelma Cisco; his brothers, Edward, Thomas Jr., Elliot and Fred; and his sisters, Lula, Ruth Ann, Nina and Shirley.

He is survived by his son, Kelly Cisco (Bethany), of Beech Creek; his daughter, Debbie Grimes (Richard), of Lexington, Ga.; his step-sons, Danny Cisco, of Detroit, Mich., Darrell Cisco (Kathy), of Detroit, Mich., and Teddy Mack Blankenship, of Huntington; his sister, Peggy Perry (Hawthorne), of Cleveland, Ohio; his grandchildren, Peyton Cisco, Kelsey-Belle Cisco, Craig Estep, Danielle Wilcox, Bruce Blankenship, Mikey Blankenship, and Kaitlyn Blankenship; his great-grandson, Drew Wilcox; his special caregiver, Hester Curry; and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Ky., with Evangelist Gene Clemons officiating. Burial followed at the Looney Curve Cemetery, Devon, 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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Marian Conner

Marian Sue Conner, 83, of Williamson, died Tuesday, Feb. 9. 2021, at her daughter’s residence. A beautiful life transitioned peacefully to one of heavenly rest.

She was born in Mingo County, June 18, 1937, a daughter of the late William Cecil and Violet Lee (Allen) McCoy.  

She was a long-time member of the United Methodist Church of Matewan. She served approximately 40 years throughout many departments within the church. She held positions on the administrative counsel, served as trustee, pastor parish relations, served on the United Methodist Parish board, sang in the choir and worked tirelessly every year to ensure that the VBS was a success. From spearheading dinners to comfort families who had lost loved ones, to church picnics, she was passionate about her service within the church she loved. Not only did she look forward to VBS yearly, she also loved assisting in organizing the annual “Breakfast With Santa” event. From sunrise service to their monthly community dinner outreach, she was involved. Until the COVID-19 pandemic, she was instrumental and an active participant within the church. Her kitchen was an assembly line of baked goods and homestyle cooking. She utilized her culinary talent for the good of her family, church and community.  

She is survived by her daughter, Cecilia Staten (Keith), of Williamson; her son, Glen Conner III (Kellie), of Lake Wyle, S.Car.; her grandchildren, Patrick Keith Staten, of Greeneville, S.Car., and Farren Faith Staten, of Charleston; and her great-granddaughter, Averie Grace, of Charleston.   

Services honoring the life of Sue will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at the Chambers Funeral Services Chapel with Pastors Jerry Shields, Ron Acord and Clifford Freeman officiating. Burial will follow at the Buskirk Cemetery, McCarr, Ky., with family and friends serving as pallbearers.  

Visitation will be observed from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Chambers Funeral Services, Inc., of Matewan.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic please wear a mask and 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.

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

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“Bob” Cox

Harold F. “Bob” Cox, 76, of Lynn, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, at Tug Valley Regional Medical Center, South Williamson, Kentucky.

He was born at Lynn, Oct. 7, 1944, a son of the late Lafe and Lena (Cline) Cox.

He loved the Lord and never failed to testify of how good God had been to him and his family. His hope was in the Lord and on Thursday, he simply went away with a friend who was closer than a brother. Bob being a hard worker, had nearly 40 years as a coal miner. He was a proud UMWA miner who was an affiliate of the UMWA Local #1440 Matewan. During his working career he also drove a coal truck and delivered the newspaper within his community.    

When health allowed he enjoyed gardening and being outside for he loved to be surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation. His kindness also shown through in his love for animals. Above all he loved his family and was the happiest when surrounded by those he loved.  

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Gloria (Coleman) Cox, of Lynn; his daughters, Virginia Ball (Steve), of Newtown, Melissa Johnson (Timothy), of Thacker, and Charlena Smith (Andrew), of Lynn; his sons, Harold F. Cox Jr. and Charles Cox, both of Lynn; his sisters, Wonda, Deanna and Dimple; his brother, Kenneth Cox; his grandchildren, Kristy Hatfield, Daniel Hatfield (Sarah), Josh Bandy, Gary Wolford (Leslie), Jeana Bandy, Austin Wolford, Brittney Cox and Drew Smith; his great-grandchildren, Brendon, Malayla and Troy Wolford, Cameron and Wesley Hatfield, Allison Huddle, Kaleigh and Christopher Hatfield, Ella Wolford and Tucker (Cox) Hall.

Private family funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at the Chambers Funeral Services Chapel with Bro. William “Bill” Moseley and Bro. Randy Woods officiating. Burial followed at the Varney Cemetery, Lynn, 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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Delennia Ellis

Delennia Brook Ellis, 70 of Justice, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born at Leatherwood, Sept. 28, 1950, the daughter of the late Nathan and Lake (Browning) Justice.

She worked in restaurants around the area for years. She enjoyed cooking big dinners, spending time with her family and friends and fishing.  She loved riding around and “sightseeing” with her family, especially going to Twin Falls. She was of the Baptist faith and a 1969 graduate of Gilbert High School.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Ray Ellis Sr.; and her brothers, Nathan Justice Jr. and Darrell Justice.

She is survived by her sons, Edward Ray Ellis Jr. (Tina), Ronald Lee Ellis (Tiffany) and Ricky Ellis, all of Justice; her grandchildren, Kalenia Sizemore (Bryan), Matt Ellis (Madison), Payton Ellis, Kylie Ellis and Caleb Ellis; her great-grandchildren, Archer Sizemore, Korraline Ellis, Jaelie Ellis and Ryker Ellis; her brother, Charles C. Justice (Marilyn), of Justice; her sisters, Rayvene Cline (Willie), of Brenton, Carol Blankenship, of North Carolina, and Maxine Vest (David), of Justice; her special sister-in-law, Margaret Davis, of North Springs; and a host of other dear relatives and friends.  

The family gives special thanks to Maxine and Margaret for all that they did.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dennis Lester and Rev. Cecil Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at the Nathan Justice Cemetery, Justice, with Matt Ellis, Payton Ellis, Caleb Ellis, Bryan Sizemore, Brad Justice, Michael Paul Lester, Matt Tolley, Barrett Justice and Brent Justice serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be David Vest, Tim Toler, Donald Kenneda Jr. and Kevin Lester. Arrangements are 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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“Big Bob” McCoy

Robert Dale “Big Bob” McCoy, 73, of Kistler, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, at Logan Regional Medical Center, Logan.  

He was born in Pike County, June 2, 1947, the son of the late Robert Alfred McCoy and the late Emogene Moore McCoy.

He became known as “Big Bob” because he was an All-Time Wrestler in the 70’s and 80’s. He was a car salesman for many years and was the owner and operator of Big Bob’s Auto Sales at Man. He enjoyed playing golf and adored his animals, especially his cat, Milo.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Mark Taylor McCoy; a grandson, Jameson Bradley Brumfield; a brother, David Michael McCoy; and three sisters, Barbara Marcum, Peggy Hammonds and Deborah Hopkins.

He is survived by the mother of his two daughters, Norma Thornhill McCoy, of St. Albans; his two daughters, Tammy Manns, of St. Albans, and Robin Ballard (Michael), of Franklin, Ohio; his brothers, brothers, Gary “Butch” McCoy, of Stone, Tommy McCoy (Judy), of Olive Hill, Ky., and Ricky McCoy (Melinda), of Wheelersburg, Ohio; his six sisters, Bonnie Salyers (Cleet), of Verdunville, Sandra Dockery (Erchil), of Continental, Ohio, Vicky Justus, of Hazel Green, Ky., Teresa Thrasher, of Defiance, Ohio, Janet Pack (Ralph), of South Portsmouth, Ky., and Janice Rhoden, of Wheelersburg, Ohio; his two granddaughters; his three grandsons; his two great-granddaughters; his two special cousins, Denny Moore (Sharon), of Forest Hills, Ky., and Douglas Thomason (Debbie), of Alabama; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.  

A special thank you to his companion and caregiver, Patty Sewell, of Kistler, and her three grandchildren, Kelly, Crystal and Kevin “Bubby” Sewell.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced when finalized. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Kentucky.

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

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Eleanor Smith

Eleanor Lou Smith, 82, of Phelps, Ky., formerly of Ransom, Ky, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, at Good Shepherd Nursing and Rehab Center.

She was born at Williamson, Oct. 11, 1938, the daughter of the late Elsworth Smith and Lola Hatfield Smith.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Frank Burian Smith and Elmer Smith; and her sister, Barbara Sue Smith.

She is survived by her siblings, Irvin Smith and Jackie Smith, both of Ransom, Ky., Dickie Smith, of Belfry, Ky., and Debbie Bowen, of South Carolina: and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, at the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel, Belfry, Ky., with Mike Smith officiating. Burial followed at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with family and friends 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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Debra Thompson

Debra Thompson, 66, of Merrimac, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at her residence,  surrounded by her family.  

She was born in Detroit, Mich., July 21, 1954, the daughter of the late Cecil and Earline Baker Smitherman.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Ayrlee Thompson; and three angel grandbabies.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandma who cared deeply for her family and extended family. She had a sweet spirit and a mother’s heart. She dedicated her life to following Jesus, her Savior. She was a faithful member of the Regional Church of God.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Ayrlee Thompson; and three angel grandbabies.

She married James H. Thompson Jr. on July 1, 1972. Together, they have two children, Kelly and her husband, Roger Messer, of Merrimac, and James and his wife, Kim Thompson, of Rawl. She is also survived by her siblings, Janet and her husband, Dan Dennis, of Wayne, Mich., and Danny and his wife, Paulette Smitherman, of Westland, Mich.; her grandchildren, Kandis and husband, Cody Thacker, Jaydyn, Austyn and Graysyn Thompson; and many nieces and nephews. She was blessed to have a special sister-in-law who was also her best friend, Mary Thompson.

She worked for many years as a Weight Watchers leader. She dedicated herself to supporting people on their journey to health and celebrated their victories, both big and small. She had a special love for gardening and fixing her flower beds. She was well known for her love of red birds and developed quite a collection of red bird décor, thanks to many gifts from friends and family over the years.  

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, with Rev. Mitchell Bias and Rev. Rick Hisle officiating. Burial followed at Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with her family serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Chadin Funeral Home of Delbarton.

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

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Jimmy Trent

Jimmy Jarrod Trent, 31, of Baisden, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, at CAMC General Hospital.

He was born at Logan General Hospital, Friday, March 3, 1989, to his loving parents, Jimmy and Annette Trent.  

He was a graduate of Gilbert High School and a proud member of the Young Marines. He was of the Pentecostal faith. At the age of 9, Jarrod, along with his parents and the Lord’s help, fought and won the fight against a serious brain tumor. He went on to be a 22-year brain tumor survivor. He loved spending time with his family and friends and also loved making them laugh. He was always the comedian and was loved by many. He never knew the impact he made on so many others.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother Christine Rife; his great-grandparents, Emery and Eunice Cline; and his uncle, Darrell Rife.

He is survived by his loving parents, Jimmy and Annette Trent, of Baisden; two sons, Jaxton Lee Trent, of Switzer, and Aiden Chase Trent, of Gilbert; his sister, Christina Trent and her fiancé, Jordan Salmons, of Wharncliffe; his paternal grandparents, Joe and Emma Trent, of Baisden; his maternal grandparent, Terry and Kathleen Hatfield, of Odessa, Fla.; and his cousin and longtime best friend, Samantha Buchanan,  of Baisden.

A celebration of life ceremony was held at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Pool and Rev. Jonas Trent officiating. Burial followed at Justice Memorial Gardens, Justice, with Lesley Lester, Erick Cline, Kevin Goad, Bud Bray, Jordan Salmons, Matt Browning and Michael Harris serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were: Stark Coleman, Bobby New, Ricky Johnson, Mark Cline, Denny Lester and Kenneth Blevins. Arrangements were under the direction of Mounts Funeral Home Inc., of Gilbert.

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

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

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Lois Trent

Lois Ann (Hatfield) Trent, 71, of Wharncliffe, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at Logan Regional Medical Center.

She was born at Wharncliffe, June 10, 1949, the daughter of the late Ezra and Arminda (Browning) Hatfield.

She loved attending church and spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of the Ben Creek Free Pentecostal Holiness Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Lanny, Danny, and Morris Hatfield; and her granddaughter, Grace Trent.

She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, James Trent; her sons, Nathaniel (Duke) Trent, Joe (Janella) Trent, all of Justice, Johnny Dale and Jamie Don Trent, both of Wharncliffe; her grandchildren, Josh Trent, Dakota Sisk and Dylan Trent, all of Richlands, Va., and Jacob Trent, of Justice; her sisters, Rachel Davis, of Cleveland, Ohio, Wilma Lee Eversole, of Sunbury, Ohio., and Ruby and Floyd Riester, of Jackson, Ohio; her brother, Edgar Hatfield, of Columbus, Ohio; and a host of other dear relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at the Ben Creek Free Pentecostal Holiness Church, Wharncliffe, with Rev. Denny May and Rev. Danny Ward officiating. Burial followed at the Trent Family Cemetery at their home in Wharncliffe. She was carried to her resting place by pallbearers, Bimbo and Homer Hatfield, Jacob and Dylan Trent, Dakota Sisk and James Smith. 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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