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Amber Ball

Amber Ball

Amber Marie Ball, 38, of Slabtown, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, at her family residence.

She was born at Man, Sept. 17, 1982, the daughter of Danny and Charlotte (Fields) Ball.

She loved joking around with everyone and laughing. She was always smiling and she especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was of the Protestant Faith.

She is survived by her sons, Kent Bragg II and Zachary Ulaki; her mother and father, Charlotte (Fields) and Danny Ball, all of Slabtown; her sisters, Scarlet Long (Robby), of Logan, Valerie Addesa (Jason), of Martinsburg, and Karen Ball, of Man; her brothers, Danny Ball II (Vivian), of Bens Creek, and Jason Ball, of Slabtown; and a host of nieces, nephews and other dear relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Denny May officiating. Burial followed at the Christian Family Cemetery, Browning Fork. 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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Skip Richard Hanshaw

“Skip” Hanshaw

Richard “Skip” Hanshaw, 83, of Delbarton, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington.

He was born at Logan, March 19, 1937, the son of the late William David and Vivian Dyche Hanshaw.

He worked most of his life. He entered the United States Air Force when he was 17 years old and retired from there at age 37. He came back home and worked in the mining industry for over 20 years, retiring from Hobet Mining Company. He loved to travel and fish, but most of all, he loved his family. To Skip, his most important job was being a provider for his family. He loved all of his family unconditionally. He also had a passion for collecting cars.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Harry, Phillip, William, Thomas and Robert Hanshaw; his sisters, Betty Toppings, Rachel Harris and Jane Sebolt; and his grandson, Richard Collins.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lucille Duty Hanshaw; his daughters, Sharon Collins (Mickey) and Crystal Farley, both of Delbarton; his adopted grandson, Kaden; his grandchildren, Kristen Farley and Farrah Farley; his great-grandson, Michael Evans; and his great-great-grandson, Adam Evans. He was very fond of his dog, Frosty. He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

In honoring his wishes, cremation will take place and no services will be held at this time. Please continue to keep the Hanshaw family in your prayers. 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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Randy Harvey

Randy Harvey

Randy Harvey, 66, of Justice, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.

He was born at Oceana, Oct. 17, 1953, the son of the late Roger and Betty (Spratt) Harvey, of Sun Hill.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Randy Shawn Harvey.

He was retired from the trucking industry and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandsons. He was of the Christian Faith.

He is survived by his wife, Sereta Harvey, of the home; his daughters, Amanda Lester (Aaron) and Danielle Brewster (Adam), both  of Justice; five grandsons, Chandler Harvey, Dylan Lester, Gabe Lester, Ayden Brewster and Jayse Brewster; his sisters, Barbara Gail Pritt, of Buena Vista, Va., and Diana Gill (Timothy), of Wytheville, Va.; and his brother, Mark Harvey (Yolanda), of Pineville.

Funeral services were held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Katie Endicott officiating. In honoring his wishes, his remains were cremated following 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.

Joel McClanahan

Joel Delain McClanahan, 59, of Red Jacket, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at his residence.

He was born at Red Jacket, Aug. 12, 1961, a son of the late Hobert and Shirley Marie (Mills) McClanahan.

He was a veteran of the United States Marines. After his career in the military, he worked as a police officer and a security guard. He was an outdoor enthusiast, who enjoyed hunting, fishing and four wheeling.

He will indeed be missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robbie.

He is survived by his brothers, Kenneth McClanahan (Mary Beth) and Cloyd McClanahan; his best friend, Randy Mayhorn; and a host of cousins and other family members and friends.  

In keeping with his request, cremation will take place. His ashes will be buried at a later date, by his brothers, alongside their mother. 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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Sammy McCoy

“Sammy” McCoy

William Mitchell "Sammy" McCoy, 66, of East Point, Ky., formerly of Burnwell, Ky., died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at Stanville, Kentucky.

He was born at Williamson, May 9, 1954, the son of the late Ellison McCoy and Easteline Blackburn McCoy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Irvine McCoy and Tommy McCoy.

He was a surveyor in the coal mining industry.

He is survived by two brothers, James Jarvis McCoy (Sandy), of Douglasville, Ga., and Gary McCoy, of Burnwell, Ky.; his nieces and nephews, Michael McCoy, Jason McCoy, Jamie McCoy, Raymond McCoy, Megan Jelaso, Tiffany McCoy Carley, Garrett McCoy and Kayala Scott; a special aunt, Pauline Milam; and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, at the Gospel Revelation Church with John Victor McCoy officiating. Burial followed at the McCoy Cemetery, Burnwell, 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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Antonio Messer

Antonio Messer

Antonio Messer, 44, of Williamson, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2020, at the Appalachian Regional Hospital, South Williamson, Kentucky.  

He was born at Logan, July 22, 1976, the son of the late Paul and Edna Meade Messer.  

He was a carpenter by trade.  

He is survived by his son, Alexavier Cole Messer; his brothers, Monty Messer (Mary), Bobby Messer (Nadine) and Gwin Messer; his sisters, Anna Buck (Collin) and Crystal Tackett; his aunts and uncles, Clara Messer, Jill Messer, Alberta Garnett Hannah, Thomas Meade, Archie Meade (Tabitha), Rinda Slater (Gilbert) and Virgil Meade (Estelle); and his special cousin, Roy Messer.  

In honoring his wishes, cremation will take place and no services will be held at this time. Anyone wishing to send donations for his services may send them directly to Chafin Funeral Home. 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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Scott Thacker

Scott Thacker

Scott Daniel Thacker, 49, of Sidney, Ky., died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, at Sidney, Kentucky.

He was born at Williamson, Oct. 19, 1970, the son of Danny and Phyllis Robinette Thacker, of Sidney, Kentucky.

He was a disabled factory worker and was of the Freewill Baptist Faith.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Bobby Vee Thacker, Lester Robinette and Gregory Shawn Thacker; his grandparents, Elmer Lee and Augustine Robinette and Ernest and Hazel Thacker; and his great-grandparents, Nancy and David Francisco.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his children, Jacob Thacker, of Sidney, Ky., and Jeremy Thacker ( fiance’, Monica Beard), of Williamson; one grandchild, Brayden Smith, of Lincolnton, N.Car.; a special nephew, Matthew Thacker, whom he thought of like a son; his sister-in-law, Samantha Thacker; and a host of loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, whom he loved and adored.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at the Canada Freewill Baptist Church with Jack Maynard and others officiating. Burial will follow at Smith Cemetery, Sidney, Ky., with Jordon Hunt, Nick Bunch, Matthew Thacker, Caleb Edmiston, Wes Edmiston and Jacob Thacker serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be: Tyler Elswick, Jeremy Thacker and Larry Reed. Arrangements are under the direction of the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Kentucky.

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

Axel White

Axel Zion White, infant, born Wednesday, Oct. 07, 2020, to Austin and Ashley White of Delbarton, was called home to be with the Lord not long after he entered this world. Axel passed peacefully in the arms of his mother and father at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Darrin and Mirinda Daniels and Jack and Nancy Curry; his great-grandparents, Robert and Sharon Adkins, Bo and Debbie Daniels, David and June Hall and Everett and Katherine Curry; one uncle, Cory Curry; three aunts, Cierra White, Kierstan Curry and Jakaira Curry; a special aunt who loved to talk and sing to him, Savanna Daniels.

Graveside services and burial were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, with Brother Hack Runyon officiating. 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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