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Lovus Brewer

Lovus Brewer, 85, of Kermit, W.Va., died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky.

He was born in Mingo County, May 25, 1936, a son of the late John and Rosa Belle Brewer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Richard Brewer; his siblings, Rosa Brewer, John J. Brewer and Franklin Brewer.

He was a landscaper by trade and a member of the Church of God of Jesus Christ Church.

He is survived by his wife, Ida Belle Brewer, of Kermit; his sons, David Brewer (Verlie), of Jennies Creek, Franklin Brewer, of Marrowbone, and Lovus Dean Brewer (Debbie), of Lenore; his daughters, Carol Jean Brewer, of Marrowbone, and Lois Marie Brewer, of Jennies Creek; 13 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother, Gene Ray Brewer (Debbie), of Macomb, Michigan.  

He was a man who loved God and his family and was very talented at playing the banjo. He loved Bluegrass and Gospel music.

He will be missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, at the East Kermit Church of God. Burial followed in the Ward and Brewer Cemetery of Jennies Creek. Arrangements were under the direction of the Mullins Funeral Home of Warfield, Kentucky.

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

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Tammy Collins

Tammy Marcum Collins, of Ft. Gay, formerly of Nolan, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at the home of her daughter in Louisa, Kentucky.

She was born in Williamson, April 29, 1966.

Tammy was the mother of Samantha White (Justin), of Louisa, Ky., and Amillia Marcum (Robert), of South Shore, Kentucky. She had two step-children, Jennie Savage, of Arizona, and Randy Trout, of Williamson. Tammy was the proud Nanny of Autumn and Sophia.

Tammy was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Collins; her mother, Catherine Elkins Marcum; her father, Jay Dee Marcum Sr.; and her brother, Jimmy Marcum.

Tammy is survived by her children and grandchildren who will miss her deeply; three brothers, Jay Marcum (Charlotte), Russel Marcum (Carolyn) and Julius Marcum; two sisters, Kathy Parker and Terry Marcum; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Tammy dedicated a good portion of her life to being a volunteer firefighter and EMT. She lived her life to help others. May her soul find comfort in the arms of the Lord.

Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at the Collins Cemetery on Dan’s Branch, Williamson, with Jay Marcum officiating. Burial followed the service. Arrangements were under the direction of the Mullins Family Funeral Home of Warfield, Kentucky.

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

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Marion Davis Jr.

Marion Davis Jr., of Delbarton, died peacefully at his residence, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, following a long battle with cancer.

He was born July 14, 1944, in Naugatuck. He was a graduate of Lenore High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army as an E-4, Specialist. Following his time in the military, he worked for Appalachian Electric Power for 35 years before retiring in January of 2000. He married the love of his life, Katheryn (Sally) Davis on May 26, 1962. He was a member of Ajax Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Lenore. He loved the Lord and was steadfast in his faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion Sr. and America (Merkie) Davis; his brothers, Willard Davis and Andrew Davis; and his daughters, Penny Elaine Maynard and Donna Lynn Mounts.

He is survived by his wife, Katheryn Elaine (Sally) Davis, of the home; his daughter, Sonya Renea Davis (Roger Lee), along with granddaughter, Alexandra (Lexi) Nichole Davis, of Summerfield, Fla.; his son, Marion Michael “Mike” Davis (Barbara Nicole “Nikki”), along with granddaughters, Makaela Katheryn and Peyton Lynn Davis, of Flowery Branch, Ga.; son-in-law, Kevin Dwayne Maynard (Penny), along with grandson, Tyler Dwayne Maynard, of Oakwood, Ga.; granddaughter, Kelli Katheryn Maynard, of Asheville, N.Car; grandson, Kevin Christian Maynard, of Asheville, N.Car.; son-in-law, Barry Mounts (Donna), of Johnson City, Tenn.; granddaughter, Jenna Shae’ Bailey (Jacob Nathanael), along with great-grandchildren, Zoey Gail and Barrett Nathanael Bailey, of Piney Flats, Tenn.; sister, Geraldine Bluhm (Jim), of Victoria Texas; sister, Maxine Newman (Don), of Crum; sister, Sylvia Damon (Malcom), of Columbus, Ohio; sister, Lois Workman (Dennis), of Lenore; sister, Bonnie Evans (Amos), of Lovely; sister-in-law, Cindy Davis (Willard), of Columbus, Ohio; and sister-in-law, Mary Lou Davis (Andrew), of Columbus, Ohio.

Honoring services will be held at Parsley Bottom Freewill Baptist Church at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, with Rev. G.W. Mounts officiating. Graveside services will immediately follow at the Ooten Family Cemetery in Delbarton. Pallbearers will be: Michael Davis, Roger Davis, Kevin D. Maynard, Kevin C. Maynard, Barry Mounts, Jacob Bailey, Brian Ooten, and Shawn Millirones. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mullins Family Funeral Home of Warfield, Kentucky.

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

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Gerald Dillon

Gerald P. Dillon, 60, of Marrowbone Creek, Kermit, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at his residence.

He was born in Williamson, March 17, 1961, a son of the late Lon and Ada Meade Dillon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Woodrow and Euell Dillon; his sister-in-law, Wanda Dillon; his nephew, James Robinson; and his nieces, Serena Robinson, Jennifer Ellis and Pauline Dillon.

He is survived by his brothers, William Dillon, Ervin Dillon and Lonnie Dillon (Bessie); his sisters, Geneva Robinson (Jesse) and Edith Ellis (Royce); and his sisters-in-law, Edwina and Margie Dillon. Gerald is also survived by his significant other, Patty Collins. He leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Gerald was a simple man who will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation was held from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, with prayer service beginning at 12 p.m., at the Marcum Cemetery of Marrowbone Ridge of Naugatuck, with Joe Mullins officiating. Burial followed the service. Arrangements were under the direction of the Mullins Family Funeral Home of Warfield, Kentucky.

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

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Maxine Jude

Maxine Jude, 83, of Delbarton, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at Tug Valley ARH.

She was born in Puritan, June 15, 1938.

She was a homemaker. She loved traveling, going to the Delbarton Opry House, watching church, listening to Gospel music on TV and most of all, spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Jude; her parents, Brian and Nancy Workman; her brothers, Earl and Bill Workman; her step-sons, whom she loved as her own, Roger Jude, Richard Jude and Jimmy Tiller; her grandson, Mark Hall; and her son-in-law, Larry Coleman.

She is survived by her children, Larry Jude (Denise), Darlene Hall (Jesse), Eddie Jude, Betty Jude (Dewayne), Teresa Jude Williams and Wendy Johnson (Mike); her grandchildren, Jesse Jr. Hall (Cheryl), Becky Hall (Anthony), Gina Dillon (John), Savannah Hall, James Coleman, Justin Coleman, Jacob Coleman (Brooke), Valerie Williams ( Kendrick), Leandira Johnson (Caleb), Elice Jude, Evan Jude, Mandy Seymore and Elijah Tiller; her great-grandchildren, Josh Hall (Kayla), Ciera Evans (Joesph), Shawna Collins (Ethan), Devin Paquette (Savannah), Brianna Paquette, Mark Hall, Bella Hall, Joe Hunt, Taylor Baisden ( Ryan), Kara Hunt, JJ Dillon, Gavin Dillon, Dougie Dillin, Kyleigh, Dillon, Addison Coleman, Jaycee Coleman, Hadilee Newsome and Matthew Coleman; her great-great-grandchildren, Nevaeh Hall, Audrey Hall, Alleyah Hall, Ashton Evans, Keean Evans, Kenslee Evans, Remy Evans, Zaiden Collins, Cami Collins, Kyra Jude, Callie Jude, Jackson Jude, Simara Jude, Taygan Baisden and Rylee Baisden; her special friends, Kenny Collins, Rodney Williams and Geneva Jesse; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, at the Chafin Funeral Home chapel with Bro. John Dillon officiating. Burial followed in the Justice Cemetery, Varney. Pallbearers were: Devin Paquette, Justin Coleman, Jacob Coleman, Ethan Collins, Joseph Evans, Caleb Newsome, Kendrick Prater and Joey Hunt. 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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Bruce Stroud

Bruce Lee Stroud, 38, of Sevierville, Tenn., formerly of Williamson, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. He passed away in the comfort of his home with his family at his bedside. Bruce Lee was born in Williamson, Sept. 19, 1982, the son and only child of Bruce Quinton Stroud and the late Jennifer Trout Stroud.

Bruce Lee married the love of his life, Danielle Watson Stroud, in a lovely outdoor ceremony on July 13, 2013, at the Pikeville Historic Mansion Bed and Breakfast in Pikeville.   

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Grover Trout and Mary Trout, whom he affectionately called “Bea”; his paternal grandparents, Ozzie and June Stroud; and his beloved step-brother-in-law, Eules Barker.

In addition to his father and his wife, Bruce Lee is survived by his step-mother, who he lovingly called, “Momma Ronda,” Ronda Stroud; his special aunt and caregiver, Joann Stroud; a step-brother, Tommy Smith, and his wife, Nikki Lequire Smith; a step-sister, Michelle Smith Barker; his step-nieces, Taylor Barker McNeese, and her husband, Michael McNeese, Mikah Smith and Keleigh Smith; his step-nephews, Keaton Smith and Easton Barker; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Martha and Bill Watson; a sister-in-law, Taria Watson; his caregiver and best friend, Cody, and his wife, Kelsey Whitehead, and their children, Adam, Adalyn and Paizlee Whitehead; his beloved canine companions, Frankie and Duke Stroud; his canine brother-in-law, Ace; and his entire Stroud family and extended Trout family members.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at Bethel Temple at Nolan with Bruce’s uncle, Reverend Donald Stroud and Lou Watson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bruce Lee’s memory may be gifted to the family.

Arrangements were under the direction of Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson.

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Tammy Watts

Tammy Lynn Newsome Watts, 63, of Harts Creek, died at her residence on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, while surrounded by her family.

She was born in Williamson, Feb. 2, 1958, the daughter of the late Hershel Newsome and Wilma Newsome.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Jeffrey Newsome and Gary Newsome; and a sister-in-law, Myra Newsome.

Tammy was a 1976 graduate of Lenore High School and she was a beloved member of the staff at Lenore K-8 school for many years. Tammy loved her school family and she thoroughly enjoyed being with the school staff and the students.

Tammy recently made a profession of faith in Christ and was baptized.

Her memory will be treasured always.

Tammy is survived by her children, Brandy Messer (Daryll) and Justin Watts (Sarah); her grandchildren, EverLee Watts, Janessa Watts, Kauai Messer and SaJade Messer; her brother, William G. “Tom” Newsome (Donetta Blackburn); her sister-in-law, Alice “Gerri” Newsome; her aunt, Lucinda Curry (Ray); her uncle, Freddie Newsome (Carolyn); her nieces and nephews, Kimberly Stapleton (Tyler), Erin Craddock (Josh), Amy Riggs (Justin) and Cassie Brumfield (Aaron); her great-nieces and nephews, Emma and  Alyssa Brumfield, Madalynn and Andrew Craddock, and soon-to-be-born, Tucker Riggs; a host of loving family members; her special friend, Johnny Chapman; her former husband and the father of her children, Albert Watts (Rachel); her special neighbors, Brian and Christina Dingess and Grady and Janet Hayner; and her Lenore K-8 family.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at the Weaver Mortuary in Williamson with Reverends Jimmy Maynard and Curt Collins officiating. Interment will be in the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Maher with Justin Watts, Daryll Messer, Josh Craddock, Wesley Blackburn, Wayne McDonald, Rick Brewer, Shaun Sheppard and Eric Curry serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Riggs, Gene Brinager, James Ed Baisden, Eli Sturgill, Mike Hodge and Warren K. Preece. Arrangements are under the direction of Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson.

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