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“Libby” Ball

Elizabeth Ann “Libby” Copley Ball, 85, of Williamson, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020.  She and her late husband, John E. Ball, owned and operated the Wester Auto Store in Williamson for over 30 years. She later returned to her passion of teaching at Burch High School for over 20 years, where she continued to teach until the age of 75.  She lived in her beloved town of Williamson for 60 years.

She was preceded by the love of her life, John E. Ball; her youngest son, Gregory Ball; her mother, Cordella Banks; her father, Ted Banks; her brother, Sidney Copley; and her special niece, Lisa (Copley) Dawson.

She is survived by her eldest son, Steven Ball; her cherished daughter-in-law, Norma (Jackson) Ball; her beloved adoptive son, Mike Smith, and his wife, LesiaKae Smith; her grandchildren who occupied her daily thoughts, Jordan Ball, of Pittsburgh, Penn., and Jon Ball, of Austin, Texas; her sister-in-law, Micky Copley; her niece, Christy (Copley) Snyder; her niece, Sydney Kay Copley; her daughter-in-law, Patti Shelton; her adoptive grandson, Elmer Salgado, and his wife, Jeimi Salgado; and her great-grandchildren, Haley Salgado, Abby Salgado and Gavin Salgado.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, Ky., with Rev. Jarod Belcher officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Kentucky.

Due to COVID-19 health mandates, all those in attendance are required to wear a mask or facial covering and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

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

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Willard Carter

Willard D. Carter, 70, of Hillsboro, Ohio, died Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe, Ohio.

He was born at Wharncliffe, March 26, 1950, the son of the late Ted and Maudie (Patrick) Carter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Tyna Sue Carter; and his sister, Ernestine (Carter) New.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting, but his greatest love was attending church. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired coal miner. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

He is survived by his brothers, Harold Carter (Millie), Lannie Carter and Glen Carter, all of Hillsboro, Ohio, Gary Carter, of Hampden, and Earl Carter (Martha) and Carlos Carter, both of North Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews and other dear relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Denny May officiating. Burial will follow at the Hatfield Cemetery, Hampden. Military services will be conducted by the D.A.V. Chapter #141 Belfry, Kentucky. He will be carried to his resting place by Freddie, Josh Grimmett, Jay Grimmett, Ted Carter, Terry Carter and Franklin New. Honorary pallbearers will be his brothers.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, at the funeral home. Arrangements are 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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Betty Chumley

Betty Jo Chumley, 86, of Georgetown, Ky., formerly of Matewan, died Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, at the home that she shared with her daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Wayne.

She was born in Pike County, Ky., Sept. 15, 1934, a daughter of the late Austin and Pheobe (Cochran) Lee.

She was of the Apostolic faith and was a member of the McVeigh United Pentecostal Church of McVeigh, Kentucky. She loved the Lord and testified of His goodness every chance she got. During her sickest days, she never failed to declare how much she loved the Lord.  She left a legacy of uncompromised and steadfast faithfulness; for she wholeheartedly believed in the Acts 2:38 plan of salvation. She was her happiest and most content when surrounded by her beloved family and friends. At her table there was always a seat. She loved to cook and watch her family share in food and laughter.  Her kindness and benevolent spirit was a bright light.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Chumley; her daughter, Susan Chumley; her grandsons, Patrick Miller and John Dotson; her granddaughter, Michelle Dotson; her sister, Leona Wolford; and her brother, James Lee.

She is survived by her sons, Johnny Dotson (Katie), of McCarr, Ky., Jimmy Dotson (Marsha), of Barboursville, and Steven Chumley, of Georgetown, Ky.; her daughters, Robin Miller, of St. Albans, and Sandy Reed (Wayne), of Georgetown, Ky.; her brother, Dockie Lee (Debbie), of North Carolina; her sisters, Alice Mayhorn and Sue Slone, both of North Carolina, Mary Lee, of South Williamson, Ky., Ruth Crum (Pastor Joey Crum), of Turkey Creek, Ky., and Louise Elliott (Gary), of Morehead, Ky.; her grandchildren, Melissa Dotson, John Micheal Dotson, Jennifer Messer (Cliff), Christopher Dotson (Bethany), Jeremy Dotson (Amber), Megan Dotson, Brooke Chumley, Brandon Chumley (Melissa), Nick Collins, Austin Reed (Christa), Lakin Reed (her fiancé, Cayce Mullins), Corey Miller and Alaina Dotson; a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and her special caregiver, Tenlee.

She will indeed be missed.

Honoring services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at the church with Pastor Joey Crum officiating. Burial followed at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, with family 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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Rev. Derl Curry

Rev. Derl W. Curry, 80, of Stokesdale, N.Car., died Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at his residence.

He was born at Omar, June 9, 1940, the son of the late Leonard and Bertha Stanley Curry.

He was a graduate of Lenore High School. He served his country proudly in the United States Army for four years. He married Mable Runyon Curry, his wife of 59 years, in 1961, and they moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked for Ford Motor Company and retired after 32 years. He pastored many churches from 1979 to 2011, and then moved to North Carolina to be near family.

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce Bumgardner.

He is survived by his wife, Mable Runyon Curry; his son, Derl W. Curry II (Carlene), of Oak Ridge, N.Car.; his daughter, Monical Gail Curry, of Cleveland, Ohio; his brother, David Lee Curry (Glenna), of LaGrange, Ohio; his sisters, Pat Maynard (the late, Harmon Maynard) of Trace Creek, and Glenda Ross (Darrell), of Point Pleasant; 12 loving grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at the Parsley Bottom Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Runyon and Pastor Don Ooten officiating. Burial followed at Lenore Memory Gardens, 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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Billie Dillon

Billie G. Dillon, 90, of Turkey Creek, Ky., died peacefully Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at the home of her daughter in Gatlinburg, Tenn., surrounded by her loving family.

She was born at Rawl, March 5, 1930, the daughter of the late Thomas Keith and Hazel Noe Layne.

She was a homemaker, a graduate of Williamson High School and a member of the Rogers Park Baptist Church, Turkey Creek, Kentucky.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack R. Dillon; one son, Rocky Layne; and one brother, Tom Layne.  

She is survived by her loving children, Cathy L. Pollis (Rudy), of Charleston, Scott Dillon  (Renee), of South Williamson, Ky., Jennifer Mosley (Sam), of Gatlinburg, Tenn., Jack D. Dillon (Dawn), of Turkey Creek, Ky., and Tommy E. Dillon (Dee-Dee), of Turkey Creek, Ky.; her beloved daughter-in-law, Glenna Layne; her siblings, Frank Layne, of Cookeville, Tenn., John Layne, of Cassatt, S.Car., Freda Henry, of Williamson, Dainese Riggins, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Barbara Garrett (Bebob), of Crossville, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher. 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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Donald Fitch

Donald Fitch, 78, of Lenore, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at his residence.

He was born in Mingo County, Jan. 15, 1942, the son of the late Dixie Fitch.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Marcum.

He was a “jack of all trades.” He was a mechanic, a truck driver and owned Lenore Auto Parts for many years. He was a member of the Little Dove United Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah Marcum Fitch; his sons, Gregory Fitch (Leslie), of Buckeye Lake, Ohio, and Donald Fitch, of Columbus, Ohio; his daughter, Marcella Kremers (James), of Columbus, Ohio; his step-daughter, Kimberly White, of Statesville, N.Car.; his brother, Dave Fitch (Bobbi), of Plain City, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at the Little Dove United Baptist Church, Belo, with Elders Jimmy Maynard and Chris Ooten officiating. Cremation was held after services. 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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Barbara Francis

Barbara Sue Francis, 76, of Williamson, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at Trinity of Mingo Healthcare in Williamson.  

She was born at Williamson, Nov. 12, 1943, the daughter of the late Odas and Opal Parsley Horn.

She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Francis; and two brothers, Michael Horn and Benny Horn.

She is survived by her sons, Woodrow Smith, James Francis (Amanda) and Odas Francis, all of Mansfield, Ohio; one brother, Eddie Horn (Johnna), of Streetsboro, Ohio; three sisters, Amy Webb (Fred), of Delbarton, Patricia Dingess (Earl) and Elizabeth Horn, both of Williamson; one sister-in-law, Helen Horn, of Williamson; three grandchildren, Julia Smith, Braydon Francis and Brooklynn Francis; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Ky., with Rev. Mike Bostic officiating. Burial followed at the Warfield Community Cemetery, Warfield, Kentucky. Her family and friends served 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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Betty McFarland

Betty Ann McFarland, 92, of Williamson, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, at Trinity of Mingo Healthcare in Williamson. She was born at Williamson, Oct. 2, 1928, the daughter of the late James and Mary E. Walker Maynard.

She was a graduate of Chattaroy High School, a homemaker and a charter member of the Grace Baptist Temple in West Williamson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glen (Burt) McFarland; her daughter, Robin Chafin; her son, Tim McFarland; her sister, Marie Jones; and her brothers, Worthy, Bill, Charles, Jack, George and Jimmy Maynard.

She is survived by her grandsons, Scott Hensley and Brian Hensley; her great-grandchildren, Madison Hensley, Jarren Hensley and Kayley Hensley; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, at the Grace Baptist Temple in West Williamson with Pastor Ron Sanger officiating. Burial followed at the Mt. View Memory Gardens, Maher, 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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Della Perron

Della Rose Blankenship Perron, 52, of Matewan, died suddenly Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at her residence.  

She was born at Williamson, Jan. 23, 1968, the daughter of the late Red and Rose Blair Jordan.

She was a homemaker and of the Church of God faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Aubree Ingersoll; her sister, Shirley Blair; and her brothers, Kenny Blair, David Jordan and William Baisden.

She is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” Perron, of Matewan; her children, Eric Jordan, of Varney, Ashley Blankenship, and her companion, Issac Mitchem, of Varney, John Blankenship II, of Red Jacket, and Houston Blankenship, and his companion, Amy Cook, of Delbarton; her brothers, Paul Jordan and Charles Jordan; her sisters, Madaline Roberts, Loretta Landis, Pearley Lawhorn, Pauline Donnelly, Mary Wolford, Nancy Gorby, Patricia Williams and Sharon Laird; her grandchildren, John David Jordan, Aiden Blankenship, Gabriella Ingersoll, Levi Ingersoll, Raelyn Blankenship, Jeremiah Cook, Jaxon Murphy, Isaiah Jude, Alyssa Ferguson, Jasmine Blackburn, Hailey Blackburn, Dalton Blackburn and Caleb Blackburn; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, Ky., with Rev. Fred Taylor officiating. Burial followed at the Blackburn-Ball 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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Kathleen Sammons

Kathleen Sammons, 89, of Gilbert, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at Logan Regional Medical Center.

She was born at Blue Ash, Ohio, July 2, 1931, the daughter of the late Clarence and Florence (Brown) Wimpee.

She loved attending the Leatherwood Community Church where she loved to worship her Savior. She also loved singing at church, or wherever she was, she was praising the Lord. She enjoyed embroidering, reading Christian books and spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Sammons; her sons, Ted Salmons and Donald Sammons; her grandchildren, Chad Sammons and Kenneth Savage; her sisters, Charlene Wimpee and Mary Lou Pertee; her brother, Clarence Wimpee II; her daughter-in-law, Marsha Sammons; and her son-in-law, Paul Ratliff.

She is survived by her daughters, Lois Swartz (Bob) and Darlene Ratliff (Paul) Ratliff, both of Winchester, Ky., and Betty Swartz, of Gilbert; her sons, Tim Salmons (Judy) and Ronnie Sammons (Jill), both of North Augusta, S.Car.; her daughter-in-law, Joan Salmons, of Johnstown, Ohio; her son-in-law, Arthur Hensley, of Gilbert; her grandchildren, Felicia Wachowiak (Tom), of Johnstown, Ohio, Lisa Hess (Danny), of Westerville, Ohio, Tammye Quarles (Gene), of Johnston, S.Car., Barry Sammons, of North Augusta, S.Car., Melissa Runyon (Bobby), of Varney, Stephanie White (Lawrence), of Ragland, Christy Morrison (Richard), of Front Royal, Va., Jeff Swartz (Charlesetta), Kim Ratliff, Justin Ratliff, Josh Ratliff and Jared Sammons, all of Lexington, Ky., and Chelsea Sammons, of Gilbert; she also leaves behind a host of great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and numerous friends and family.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with pastor Katie Endicott officiating. Burial followed at the Skyline Cemetery, Justice. She was carried to her final resting place by her family and friends. 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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Callie Sutton

Callie Sutton, 62, of Laurel Creek, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.

She was born at Logan, Sept. 28, 1958, the daughter of the late Martin and Allie Messer Borders.

She was a member of the Laurel Creek Freewill Baptist Church. She loved to sing in church and quilt. She enjoyed sitting on the porch enjoying life with her cats.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Evelyn Mae Borders and Thresia Borders Smith; her brother-in-law, Jess Canterbury; her niece, Robyn Borders; her nephew, Homer Borders; and her brothers, Ira “Boots” Borders and Everet Martin Borders.

She is survived by her daughter, whom she loved dearly, Allie Paxton, of Lenore; her sisters, Joann Canterbury, of Laurel Creek, and Linda Sue Marcum, of Williamson; her  nieces and nephews, Melissa Ray, Thomas Thompson, Elbert Sammons, Dallas Borders, Jamie Borders, Scott Canterbury, Michael Borders, Brittany (Destiny) Keener and Shane (Brooke) Decker.

She was blessed to have a lot of friends from church whom she loved dearly, Vellanne Thompson, Brenda Sue Hensley, Annette Burns, Tina Baisden, Louise Reinhardt, Tera Bryant, Deloris Brewer, Kandy Hall and Debbie Lackey.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, at the Laurel Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. James Ed Baisden and Rev. Cornelius Lackey officiating. Burial followed at the Canterbury Cemetery, Laurel Creek. 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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“Budd” West Jr.

Terry Lee “Budd” West Jr., 38, of North Matewan, died Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at his residence.

He was born at South Williamson, Ky., Dec. 4, 1981, the son of Kathy Earnest Gooslin of North Matewan, and Terry Lee West Sr., of Burnwell, Kentucky.

He was disabled most of his life due to a rare  disease, but his family always said he was so much more in their lives than he ever knew. He was a member of the Hardy Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charles and Ida Earnest; his paternal grandparents, Minnie and Ireland West; his brother, Scott Hager; and his cousins, Billy Shannon Bolen and Charles Christian Daniels.  

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Kristie Bentley, of Toler, Ky., Timothy West (Billie), of Burnwell, Ky., Tracy West (Nicole), of Burnwell, Ky., Kandace Blankenship (Tyler), of North Matewan, Cheyenne West (Kyanna), Dakota West (Lexi), Sherry Varney (Paul), of Burnwell, Ky., and Trina Alley (Rock); and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel, Belfry, Ky., with Ed Lockard officiating. Burial followed at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with Timothy West, Tracy West, Gerald Epling II, Tyler Blankenship, Mark O'Neal and Edan West serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were, Ryan Hager, Jonathan "Moon Pie" Earnest, Jeremy Gooslin, Alan McCoy and Andrew Williams. 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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