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Chad Evans

Chad Evans

Chad Dillon Evans, 19, of Newport, Tenn., formerly of Williamson, died Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Turkey Creek, Ky., from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.  

He was born at Gainesville, Fla., Nov. 10, 2000, the son of Bille Lee Colt Evans, of Morgantown, and Kristina Blair, of Newport, Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul Marcus Blair, Bill Evans and Jerry Dillon.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his step-father, Troy Ross, of Newport, Tenn.; one daughter, Isabella Faith Lynn Evans, of Turkey Creek, Ky.; one brother, Dakota Evans, of Newport, Tenn.; one sister, Brooke Mullins, of Newport, Tenn.; his grandparents, Sheila Bestoso, of Florida, and Phyllis Ault, of Morgantown; his great-grandmother, Shirley Wetherington, of Florida; and a host of other dear family and friends.  

He was loved by all his cousins, friends and other family members.

Funeral services were held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Monday, June 1, 2020, at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at the Union Cemetery, Newport, Tennessee. 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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Sheila Gilliam

Sheila Gilliam

Sheila Henry Gilliam, 64, a lifelong resident of Forest Hills, Ky., has died following a long illness.

She was the daughter of the late Jimmy and Lola Mae (Staton) Henry, of Forest Hills, Kentucky.  

She was also preceded in death by her sister, Angie Keesee.

She is survived by her husband, Tad Gilliam; her daughter, Staci Gilliam; her son, Bobby Gilliam; and her sister, Vickie Hadley, all of Forest Hills, Ky., and her sister, Denise Williams.

She worked at the First National Bank of South Williamson, Ky., an aid at Varney Elementary and an accountant at Electric Line Company.

She was a beautiful, loving person with a great sense of humor, who always had a smile. She will be greatly missed.

The family is so grateful for all of the prayers from so many wonderful people. Thank you to her doctors and nurses who were so good to her. Thank you to our friends and neighbors in Forest Hills. Sheila and her family are so very lucky to have lived among you.

There will be a celebration of her life from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Kentucky.  

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the following organizations or one of your choice, in Sheila's name: The American Lung Association,  www.lung.org; ASPCA,  www.aspca.org; St. Jude's Children Hospital, www.stjude.org, or Shriners Hospital for Children,  www.donate.lovetotherescue.org.  

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

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Julia Hundley

Julia Hundley

Julia Ethel Urban Hundley, 85, of Lenore, died at 12:45, Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Logan Regional Medical Center, with her family by her side.

She was born at Chattaroy, Nov. 21, 1934, the daughter of the late Harry Joe and Lillian Ione Wills Urban.

She was a devoted Christian, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her dog, Bennie. She always cherished every minute she shared with her grandkids and great-grandkids. Before becoming ill, she enjoyed gardening, her flowers, crocheting, and time outdoors.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Hundley, who left her side in 2005. They shared 51 years of marriage and three children. She is also preceded in death by her brothers, Billy Urban, Lester Urban, Jackie Urban, Richard Urban, George Urban, Douglas Urban, Terry Urban and Bobby Urban; and her sisters, Peggy Sue Urban and Ione Urban.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Marcum (Gary), of Lenore, who provided comfort, care and love to her mom, as her caretaker during her illness; her sons, Jackie Hundley (Marcia), of Lenore, and James Michael Hundley (Sherri), of Mud Lick; one sister, Shirley Jarrell, of LaFollette, Tenn.; one brother, Danny Urban, of Columbus, Ohio; her grandchildren, Joshua Marcum, Jarrod Marcum, Tiffany Preece (Rick), Joseph Hundley (Brittany), Mikki Russell (Fred) and Alora Hundley; and her great-grandchildren, JohnArlis Marcum, Joshalynn Marcum, Callisto Marcum, Jacob Marcum, Brennan Marcum, Bentley Hundley, Jaxon Hundley, Corey Preece, Jordan Preece,Tailin Russell, Shane Russell, Legend Russell and Gavin Hundley. Julia came in contact with many kids and people, throughout the years, who called her “mamaw.” Recently some were: Trinity Bowman, Joseph Crum, Holli Marcum, Hunter Marcum, Kaylee Varney and Charlene Crum.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at the Little Dove United Baptist Church, with Pastor Jimmy Maynard officiating. Burial followed at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher.

A special thanks goes out to Savannah Brown, Charlotte Crum, Joetta Caray and Nancy Davis (Nurse), Charlotte Adams (PT) and Holli Long (PT), at Kindred at Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Kentucky.

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

Larry Keneda

Larry Dean Keneda, 51, of Hanover, died Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

He was born at Beckley, July 17, 1968, the son of the late Arbery and Sharon Keneda.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, going coon hunting and he loved spending time with his family and friends. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his loving wife, Pat Keneda; his daughter, Kayla Renea Keneda; his loving uncle and aunt, Berthel Thomas and Darlene Keneda; and his best friend, whom he loved like a brother, Jamie Morgan, all of Hanover. He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives who loved him very much.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Thursday, June 4, 2020, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Barry Brooks officiating. Burial followed at the Keneda Family Cemetery, Hanover. He was carried to his final resting place by: Robert Fuller, Jimmy “Bubbles” Morgan, Joshua Morgan, Jacob Morgan and Frank Blankenship. Jamie Morgan served as an honorary pallbearer. 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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Lillie Ray

Lillie Ray

Lillie May “Dotson” Ray, 74, of Thacker, died Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at her residence.  

She was born at Thacker, Dec. 23, 1945, the daughter of late Jason and Credie “Church” Dotson.

She was a member of the Bible Way Apostolic Church and a loving homemaker whose greatest joy was loving her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, John Henry Ray and Jason Lee Ray; and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her loving partner, John N. Ray; her daughter, Virginia Ann Adams (Harold), of Thacker; her grandchildren, Harold, James, Bethany, Jacob, Amber, Zachary, Sara and John; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 7, 2020, at the Bible Way Apostolic Church, Thacker, with Reverends Rick Jackson and Bernard Smith officiating. Burial will follow at the Thacker Hollow Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the church Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6, at 6 p.m. with special services beginning at 7 p.m. each night. Arrangements are under the direction of Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, Kentucky.

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

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