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Brian Compton

Brian Keith Compton, 49, of Isaban, died Sunday, Oct 2, 2022.

He was born in Welch, Jan. 19, 1973, the son of the late Elmer and Gail (Daniels) Compton.

He liked to fish and watch VFC. He loved spending time with his friends and family, especially with his granddaughter, Phoenix.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lisa Compton; and  his brother, Daniel Compton.

He is survived by his daughter, Briana Compton; his grandchildren, Phoenix and Silas Horn, all of Bradshaw; his sisters, Barbara Lester, of Isaban, Ella Blevins (Lonnie), of Welch, Mary Asbury, of Hurley, Va., and Amanda Thomas (Mack), of Catawba, N.Car.; his brothers, James Compton (Helen), Richard Compton (Tammy), Joe Compton (Linda), Danny Compton (Sherri), all of Isaban, and Randy Compton (Lisa), of Baisden;and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at the Mounts Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Jeremy Compton officiating. In honoring his request, cremation followed services.

He may be gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.

Arrangements were under the direction of Mounts Funeral Home, Inc., of Gilbert.

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

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Homer Dalton

Homer Dalton, 73, of Delbarton, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, at his residence.  

He was born in Logan, April 9, 1949, the son of the late Alvie and Dolly Bryant Dalton.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Burgess Dalton; and his sisters, Brenda Simpkins and Joann Campbell.  

Homer was a United States Army Veteran having served in the Vietnam Conflict. He was also a coal miner.  

He is survived by his son, John David Dalton (Heather); his brother, Bruce Dalton (Lisa Copley); his sister, Dorothy Martin (Rusty); his grandchildren, Haven and Jaeliana; and a host of nieces and nephews.   

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, at the Dalton Cemetery, 5 Mile Road, Elk Creek, with Rev. Paul Caudill officiating. Burial followed at the Dalton Cemetery. Last Rites were performed by Belfry Area Disabled Veterans. 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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Diana Deskins

Diana Deskins died peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, at Parkview Nursing Home.

We will miss her laughter, humor and most of all, her love. We are blessed to have known her.

She was born in Williamson, April 27, 1952, to the late Willie Blackburn and Anna Kazee Blackburn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Deskins; and her sister, Linda Lee.

She is survived by her children, Beverly Wagoner Hatfield and John Wagoner; six grandchildren, Bailey and Jared Hatfield, Jacob Anderson, Jenna and Jonathan Wagoner and Bear Prater; one sister, Louella Booth; one brother, Dennis Blackburn; a brother-in-law, Larry Lee; and a son-in-law, Doug Hatfield.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, at the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky., with Hobert Hamilton and Richard Staton officiating. Burial will follow at the Kazee Cemetery, Turkey Creek, Ky., with Chris Conley, Jared Hatfield, Chuckie Hensley and Doug Hatfield serving as pallbearers. 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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Earl Dotson

Earl Edman Dotson, 82, of Wharncliffe, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, at his residence.

He was born June 24, 1940, in Dotson Hollow, Wharncliffe, the son of the late Dixie Elizabeth (Hatfield) and Wade Bronson Dotson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Karen (Dotson) Goad; and his brothers, Eugene and Clifton Dotson.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was an avid Gilbert Football fan. He loved spending time with his family and friends, especially with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

He was a retired coal miner and was of the Pentecostal Faith.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Jane (Cohenour) Dotson; his daughters, Tara Ann Wells (Jimmy) and Kimberly Lynn Blankenship (Rodney); his sons, Johnny Lee Dotson (Marty) and Anthony Heath Dotson (Tammy), all of Wharncliffe, and Earl L. Dotson (Carnela), of Baisden; his grandchildren, Danah Ann (Bragg), Sarah Beth, Aaron Heath, Branden Keith, Candice Marie, Vivian Brett, Ashton Hope, Jonathan “Bub” and Johnna LaRae; and a host of nieces, nephews and other dear relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Mitchell Stevens officiating. Burial followed at the Glen Alum Cemetery in Glen Alum. He was carried to his resting place by Aaron, Brandon, Bub, Brenton, Adam, Danny, Gabriel and Isaac.

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

Arrangements were under the direction of Mounts Funeral Home, Inc., of Gilbert.

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

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Shelia Hensley

Shelia Ann Clark Hensley, 66, of Dans Branch, Williamson, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.

She was born in Pikeville, Ky., Sept. 28, 1956, to the late Lester Clark and Bobbie Lois Pinson Clark.

She was a homemaker and an in-home caregiver for 20 plus years. She was also a member of the Gospel House, Taylorville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Michael Hensley; and her daughter, Tammy Hensley Jessie.

She is survived by her daughter, Tina Hensley Urconis (John), of Williamson; her siblings, Kathryn Baisden (Harrison), of Borderland, Deborah Judy (Kenny), of Chattaroy,  Kenneth "Bo" Clark  (Teresa), of Columbus, Ohio, and Boyd "Tommy" Clark (Vironica), of Borderland; her son-in-law, Chris Jessie; her grandchildren, Jonna Trout (Austin), Ryan Jessie, Madison Jessie, Tanner Urconis and Hunter Urconis; one great-grandchild, Parker Renae Trout, who was the light to her sunshine; and many loving nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, at the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home chapel, Belfry, Ky., with Rev. Haskell Runyon and Harrison Baisden officiating. Burial followed at the Collins Cemetery, Dans Branch. Arrangements were under the direction of the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Kentucky.

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

Angela Maynard

Angela Faith Maynard, 68, of McAndrews, Ky., died Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.

She was born in Williamson, Aug. 1, 1954, to the late George Cleveland "G.C." Carter and Goldie Trout Carter.

She was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a true, loving soul. She was a member of the Canada Freewill Baptist Church.

She is survived by her loving husband, Sammy Joe Maynard; her children, Sammy Joe Maynard II (Kendra Staton), of McAndrews, Ky., Amy Nicole Cobb (William A. McDevitt), of Belfry, Ky., and Scott Alan Maynard (Amanda Nicole), of McAndrews, Ky.; one brother, George Cleveland Carter (Andrea), of Saint Louisville, Ohio; her grandchildren, McKenzie Nicole Maynard, Logan Alan Maynard, MaKaden Carter Maynard, Hannah Faithann Cobb and Willow Ami McDevitt; and a host of loving family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, at the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky., with Roger Williamson and Gary Stewart officiating. Burial followed at Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Kentucky. 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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Rodney White

Rodney A. White, 75, of Elk Creek, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at Logan Regional Hospital in Logan.  

He was born in Delbarton, June 30, 1947, the son of the late Wilburn and Minta Marcum White.

He was a coal miner and security guard for Consol Energy for many years.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.  

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2022, at the White Cemetery, Elk Creek, with Bro. Hubie Messer officiating. Burial followed at the White Cemetery. 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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“Sammy” Whitt

Arnold Eugene “Sammy” Whitt, 82, of Merrimac, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, at Tug Valley Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Merrimac, July 19, 1940, the son of the late Charles Hamilton Whitt and Ruth Jane Moore Whitt.

He was a former dispatcher and bartender at the Moose Lodge. He had also previously worked for Nelson Taxi service and One Hour Dry Cleaners. He was a member of the Cornerstone Church in Matewan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother who raised him, Ethel Whitt; his grandfather, Jonah Whitt; his maternal grandparents, Maggie Moore and Zeek Moore; his brothers, Charles “Tuck” Whitt, Jim Ed Whitt and MacArthur Whitt; and his sister, Betty Jo McCoy.

He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Prince Simpson, of Varney; his special niece, whom he thought of as his daughter, Kristie Kennedy (Joe), of Belfry, Ky., and her children, whom he considered his grandchildren, Brooklyn Kennedy and Keagun Kennedy; his grandchildren, Christie Hatfield and Mistie Young (Thomas); his great-grandchildren, Arianna Hatfield, Aubreigh Young, Brentlee Young and Jai’dyn Young; his siblings, Danny Whitt (Tranquilla), of Jefferson City, Tenn., Rick Whitt (Amanda), of Sprigg, Brenda Barger (Eddie), of Sprigg, Roberta Curry (Denvil), of Columbus, Ohio, Patty Varney, of Beckley, Maggie Sesco, of Williamson, and Julius Whitt (Judy), of Jacksonville, N.Car.; his special friend, Johnny May, of Stone, Ky.; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends.

He loved his family dearly and his special family at Trinity Healthcare and all those who took such great care of him.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, at the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home chapel with Thomas Whitt officiating. Burial will follow at the Merrimac Cemetery in Merrimac. Pallbearers will be Alex Blackburn, Jimmie Blackburn, Roger Huffman, Keagun Kennedy, Joe Kennedy and Ronald Yates. Honorary pallbearers are Eddie Barger, Denvil Curry and Johnny May.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Saturday night, Oct. 15, 2022, in the funeral home chapel with special services beginning at 7 p.m. 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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Avery Wolford

Avery Wolford, 64, of Barrenshee Creek, Ky., died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, at his residence.

He was born in Williamson, May 28, 1958, to the late Willie Avery Wolford and Clara Maxine (Jackson) Wolford, who survives him.

He was a retired coal miner having worked for Wolford Enterprises and Fannin Coal Company. He was a member of the Barrenshee Church of God and was proficient in playing any type of stringed instrument. He was also gifted in playing the drums. He enjoyed utilizing his talent in church. He loved playing music. When he was physically able, he also enjoyed the challenge of restoring older model Volkswagens. When not practicing music or busy in the restoration of vehicles he enjoyed watching television sitcoms, especially “The Big Bang Theory.” He was an individual of unique quality and talent.

He will be missed.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles Bruce Wolford and Mark Alton Wolford; paternal grandparents, Robert and Kathleen Wolford; and maternal grandparents, Clarence and Josephine Jackson.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Myra Gaye (Blankenship) Wolford, of Phelps, Ky.; his son, Todd Aaron Wolford and his fiancé, Sheila Blankenship, of Freeburn, Ky.; his daughter, Stephanie Blankenship (Benji), of Freeburn, Ky.; his brothers, Larry Wolford (Wanda) and David Wolford (Kim), all of Freeburn, Ky.; his sister, Roberta Norman (Dougie), of Hardy, Ky.; his grandchildren, Trey Blankenship,  Hannah Blankenship (Daniel Smith) and Lola Blankenship, all of Freeburn, Ky; his great-grandchild, Deegan Ray Smith, of Freeburn, Ky.; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.

Honoring services will be held at 12 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, 2022,  at the Barrenshee Church of God with Pastor Bobby Dale Wolford and Pastor Doug Maynard officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher. 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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