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Nancy Blankenship

Nancy Blankenship

Nancy Sue (Mounts) Blankenship, 73, of Baisden, died Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at her residence.

She was born at Slabtown, Nov. 15, 1946, the daughter of the late George and Inas (Stanley) Mounts.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, and Mimi to all her nieces, nephews and friends. She was a retired secretary from Gilbert High School. She was a seamstress and loved to quilt. She was a member of the Full Gospel Church of God of Baisden.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Marlene Roberts and Louise Campbell; her brother, Pedro Mounts; her paternal grandparents, Leonard and Mae Spratt Mounts; and her maternal grandparents, George and Alta Bradford Stanley.

She is survived by her loving husband, Curtis Blankenship, of Baisden; her daughter, Taunia Smith (John), of Varney; her granddaughter, Sydney Varney (William); Her grandson, Tre’ Smith; her great-grandsons, Dawcyn and Daccyn Smith; her great-granddaughter, Nocha Sue Varney, of Varney; her two nieces whom she helped raise and loved as her own, Erica Cline (Garrett), of Wharncliffe, and Kaylah Lester (Hassel), of Baisden; her great-niece who was dear to her heart, Addison Lester; her sisters, Brenda Wilson, of Gilbert, Barbara Myers (Bruce), of Charleston, and Sharon Ellis (Eugene), of Dunnellon, Fla.; her brothers, Charles Mounts, of Gilbert, and Donald Mounts, of Ocala, Fla.; and a host of friends and all the students, whom she loved dearly and claimed as her own, from her days at Gilbert High School.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 7, 2020, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jonas Trent and Brother Timer May officiating. Burial followed at the Hollywood Cemetery, Gilbert. She was carried to her final resting place by Garrett Cline, Adam Johnson, Dwayne Mounts, Mike Mounts, Will Varney and John Smith Jr. Honorary pallbearers were: Tre’ Smith, Hassel Lester, Charles Mounts and J.R. Abbott. 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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Allen Caudill Jr.

Allen Caudill Jr.

Allen Caudill Jr., 60, of Matewan, died Monday, June 1, 2020, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.  

He was born at Williamson, Jan. 17, 1960, the son of the late Allen Caudill Sr. and the late Mary Magdalene Coleman Caudill.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Rhonda Caudill;

two brothers, Glenn Caudill and Douglas Caudill; and one nephew, Michael Caudill.

He is survived by one daughter, Heather Wolford (William C. Duty); his grandchildren, Shyla Jude, Rebecca Jude, Caleb Jude, Lily Jude, Emma Jude and William E. Duty; one sister, Janice Collins (Lawrence); one sister-in-law, Carolyn Caudill; three nieces, Debbie Willis, Michelle Collins and Rachael Collins; one nephew, Jeffrey Caudill; and a host of great-nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Graveside services and burial were held at 6 p.m., Friday, June 5, 2020, at the George

Dotson Cemetery, Phelps, Kentucky. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Kentucky.

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

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Sandra Jarrell

Sandra Jarrell

Sandra Blevins Jarrell, 64, of Williamson, died Sunday, June 7, 2020, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.  

She was born at Road Branch, Aug. 14, 1955, the daughter of the late Ersel and Susie Loaughn Blevins.

She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Katherine McCoy; and her brothers, Ersel and Harold Blevins.  

She is survived by her sons, Kevin Blevins, of Pikeville, and Tommy Burton, of Tennessee; her brothers, Larry Blevins, of Taylor, Mich., Burl Blevins (Janice) and Murl Blevins (Ann), both of Williamson; her sisters, Joyce Jewell, of Pomeroy, Ohio, and Sue Preece, of Williamson; her boyfriend, Eddie Dillon; her special friend, James Gilman; and a host of nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers Barbara and Randolph Salyers officiating. Burial followed at the Gilman Cemetery, Elk Creek, with Danny Whitt, Derrick Lloyd, Daniel Blevins, Keto Whitt, James Gilman and Larry Blevins serving 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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Buel Lester Sr.

Buel Lester Sr.

Buel Preston Lester Sr., 83, of Verner, died Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at CAMC Memorial Division.

He was born at Leatherwood, Aug. 30, 1936, the son of the late Auldie and Angie (Browning) Lester.

He enjoyed hunting, digging ginseng, gardening and especially going on visits to Tennessee. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also loved going to church and being with his church family. He was a member of the Christian Freewill Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon for many years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Buel P. Lester Jr.; his grandson, Alex Morgan; his infant sisters, Rebecca, Georgia and Marcella Lester; his sisters, Lorrain Azar, Grethal Walls, Ethel Bobbitt and Alma Belcher; and his brothers, Frank Lester and Buford “Boots” Lester.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Helen (Vance) Lester, of Verner; his daughters, Lori Bautista (Romeo), of Verner, Sheilah Browning (David), of Iaeger, and Evelyn Brewer (A.Earl), of Prosperity; his grandchildren, Allison Harper, Chrystal Dickens and Preston Brewer; his great-grandchildren, Chasity Layne, Keisha Carter, Alyssa Walls and Grayden Brewer; his great-great-grandchildren, Chaston and Ryan Layne; several step-great-grandchildren; his brothers, Gerald Lester (Liz), of Foster, and Blaine Lester (Sue), of Chapmanville; his sisters, Bethel Morgan, of Clearfork, and Margaret Hatfield (Fred), of Verner; his special friends, Benny Nesslerod, of Brandywine, Lynn Miller, of Pineville, and Glenn Altizer, of Verner; and a host of nieces, nephews and other dear relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Christian Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Jackie Grimmett officiating. Burial followed at the Skyline Cemetery, Justice. He was carried to his final resting place by Preston Brewer, Greg Lester, Daniel Morgan, Randy Layne, Chad Roberts and Frank Lester Jr. Honorary pallbearers were all his brothers in his church. Arrangements were under the direction of Mounts Funeral Home, Inc., of Gilbert.

His gentle heart and wonderful smile 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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Jennifer Lester

Jennifer Lester

Jennifer Lester, 63, of North Spring, died Monday, June 8, 2020, at Logan Regional Medical Center.

She was born at Welch, Aug. 4, 1956, the daughter of the late Coy Testerman and Versie Stanley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth “Kenny” Lester.

She attended Jesus Name Church of Williamson, where she found peace and help in Jesus, as she renewed her love of playing the piano for the Lord. She was gloriously baptized in Jesus’ name in August of 2013. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, her family and her friends.

She is survived by her daughters, Andrea Hyatt (Jerry), of Ikes Fork, and Allora Dey Lester, of the home; her husband and devoted companion, Kenneth Glenn Lester, of North Spring; her step-father, Clyde Stanley, of North Spring; her siblings, Barbara Salyers, of Delbarton, Gail Hall, of Brenton, and Janet Hatfield, Darren Stanley and Buddy Testerman, all of North Spring; her grandchildren, Jeremy Shaye Beheler, Serenity Dawn Hyatt and Kenlee LeShaye Hyatt; and a host of other dear relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 11, 2020, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Randolph and Barbara Salyers officiating. Burial followed at the Stanley Cemetery, North Spring. She was carried to her 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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Larry Lively

Larry Lively

Larry Lively, 81, of Williamson, formerly of Sumerco, died Friday, June 5, 2020, at the Trinity of Mingo Nursing Home, Williamson.  

He was born in Lincoln County, Nov. 4, 1938, the son of the late Albert and Brookie Miller Lively.

He was a carpenter by trade.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Evelyn Miller.  

He is survived by his sons, Scott Lively (Deborah) and Benjie Lively, both of Saint Albans; and his brother, James Lively, of Sumerco.  

In honoring his wishes, cremation will take place and no services will be held at this time. 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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Betty Moseley

Betty Moseley

Betty Sue Moseley, 72, of South Williamson, Ky., died Monday morning, June 8, 2020, at her residence.

She was born at Gauley Bridge, July 7, 1947, the daughter of the late George R. and Lena Kincaid Masters.

She was a retired school teacher in Mingo County, a member of the Leckieville Freewill Baptist Church, a pastor’s wife of the Lynn Freewill Baptist Church and she taught Sunday School for several years. The greatest joy in her life was babysitting her grandchildren, Kortney and Preston.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Teresa Masters and Sarah Masters; and one brother, William George Masters.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, William W. Moseley, of South Williamson, Ky.; two sons, William Wayne Moseley (Sabrenia) and Timothy Aaron Moseley (Tammy); four brothers, Ray Masters (Darlene), John Masters (Patty), Hodie Masters (Annable) and Steve Masters (Debbie); four sisters, Bonnie Lafferty, Becky Masters, Mary (Togo) Tony and Wanda Jefferys; two grandchildren, Kortney Lynn Moseley and Preston Tucker Moseley; two step-grandchildren, Christopher Tyler Justice and Timothy Ray Justice; one step-great-granddaughter, Christlyn Justice; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Lee Dotson Jr. and Donnie Williamson officiating. Burial followed at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with her 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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Georgia Murphy

Georgia Murphy

Georgia Mae Murphy, 62, of Delbarton, died Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at her residence.  

She was born at Hell Creek, Oct. 18, 1957, the daughter of the late Pete and Bessie Inez Meade Hammond.  

She was a homemaker and a member of the New Vision Assembly of God Church at Matewan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Teddy Murphy; her daughter, Angela Murphy; her brothers, Bob, Everette, John Charles, Delbert and Elbert; and her sister, Mary Elizabeth Hammond.

She is survived by her son, Teddy Murphy (Amy), of Delbarton; her sister, Phyllis Ann Daniels (Albert), of Delbarton; her special nieces whom she loved dearly, Ciara Dempsey, Hannah Moore and Paityn Wallen; and her faithful companion, Buttercup.  

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Friday, June 12, 2020, at the Victory Christian Center, Lenore, with Rev. Terry Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher. 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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