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Evelyn Adkins

Evelyn Adkins, 86, of Delbarton, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, at the Appalachian Regional Hospital.  

She was born in Varney, July 11, 1936, the daughter of the late Johnny Ooten and Vicie Justice Dempsey.  

Evelyn “Ebbie Lou” was a devoted wife and mother and a lifelong member of the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church. She fed children for years as a cook at the Delbarton Headstart Center before her retirement. Her Saturday morning family breakfasts were the best. She loved to spend time reading and enjoying her family. Her grandchildren held a very special place in her heart.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Adkins; stepfather, Fred Dempsey; and sisters, Elvina Shipman and Frances Newsome.   

She is survived by her children, Johnny Adkins (Terri), Mark Adkins (Marsha), Michael Adkins (Sharon), Robin Phelps (Richard) and Sam Adkins (Carla); her grandchildren, Athena Pearson, Jeremy Price, Marcus Cody Adkins, Dakota Brewer, Michael Todd Adkins, Brittany Sadler, Sarah Jervis, David Earnest, Johnny Adkins, Willis Ray Adkins, Zayden Adkins, Kassidy Hinkle, Paige Daniels, Logan Adkins and Jackie Webb; 20 great-grandchildren; one brother, Freddie Dempsey (Debi); and two sisters, Sherry and her husband, Merle Dempsey, and Deanna Dempsey.  

She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.  

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in the Chafin Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Scott Erwin officiating. Burial followed at the Adkins Cemetery at Airport Bottom in Delbarton, with her grandsons 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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Gary Butcher

Gary Lee Butcher, 75, of Man, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, at his residence.

He was born in Logan County, Dec. 3, 1946, the son of the late Bryan and Nancy (Maynard) Butcher.

Gary was an Army Veteran serving in Vietnam. He was active with the Little League Program in Logan in the 1980’s. He was a member of the UMWA. He enjoyed donating to charities, he also enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking and trying new recipes with his family.  

In his spare time, he would watch religious programs, Fox News and play on his ipad.  In the summers, he would leisurely sit around the pool watching the kids play, counting down the days until fall so he could watch Marshall and WVU Football. But what brought Gary the most joy and what he loved most, was spending time and watching his grandchildren play. He was also very strong in his faith, reading his Bible, and it made his heart full to introduce each grandchild to their very own first Bible.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Terri Leigh Baker; his grandson, Nicholas Baker; his sisters, Karen Frazier, Geneva Rice, Mae Stollings and Connie Butcher; his brothers, Bernard, Kennerth, Larry (his twin), Jerry, Jack and John Butcher; and his special dog, Duke.

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Carol (Mounts) Butcher, of Man; his daughters, Cayla Butcher, of Man, and Cara (J.R. Thompson), of Davin; his sons, Mark Butcher (Staci) and Martin Butcher, all of Fairmont; his grandchildren, Coltin, Cayliana, Trey, Thomas, Haleigh (Kyle), Tyler (Montana), Austin (Samantha) and Kylee Butcher and Zoey Basadre, of Fairmont; his great-grandchildren, Elijah, Charlie, Bentley, Everly and Bailea; his sisters-in-law, Dorothy Butcher, of Dallas, Tex., Deborah Scarberry, of Huff Creek, and Linda Wiley, of Verner; his brothers-in-law, Lowell “Hoppy” Mounts (late Linda), of Gilbert, and Jerry Mounts (Marcella), of Tennessee; and a host of nieces, nephews and other dear relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, at the Mounts Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Bill Cantrell and Rev. Beverly Baker officiating.

In honoring his wishes, his remains were cremated following services and later laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Pecks Mill. Arrangements were under the direction of Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert.

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

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Lois Calhoun

Lois Ann (Dutey) Calhoun was born to Claude Dutey and Virginia (Taylor) Dutey, Sept. 19, 1944, in Williamson.  

She was truly a child of God. Dedicating her life to the Lord at the age of 13, she always remained a perfect example of a Christian and left a lasting impression on those who knew her and her unwavering faith and trust in the Lord. She never failed to give God praise for her loving and faithful husband of over 60 years and for her three children she held so dearly to her heart.  

Those who knew her quickly learned that she was indeed the most genuinely loving, kind and graceful servant of God who always found a way to generously share the love of God and the peace that only He could offer. Her many years of writing stories of 'The Traveler,” based on her own life experiences and Christian values will continue to uplift our hearts for generations to come and is truly a gift we all can share. All that she did was for the Glory of God.  

On the evening of Oct. 12, 2022, her last words were dedicated to praising the Lord with a full heart and tears of joy streaming down her cheeks. God allowed her a glimpse of Heaven, at that moment, while her family was gathered at her bedside. Her gentle eyes looking towards Heaven and her sweet voice speaking words to the Lord, she asked Him if she could tell us what He had shown her. She was so overwhelmed with joy and love as she described the beautiful garden that God had waiting in Heaven for her to enjoy. As she left this world to join Our Lord and Savior, she was surrounded by her family. Her loving husband beside her holding her hand, her daughter holding the other and her sons lovingly stroking her hair and kissing her cheeks while they all told her they loved her so deeply. Words that she wanted to be remembered as she left us were, "Remember, when I take my last breath here on earth, the next breath I take will be in Heaven.  I'm not dead, I'm just not here."  

She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Claudine, June, Bob, Taylor, Conard and H.K; and her granddaughter, Heather.  

She is survived by her husband, Jack Calhoun Sr.; two sons, Jack Jr. and Robert; one daughter, Angie; six grandchildren, Jack III, Kattie, Aimmie, Krysti, Tyler and Anastacia; 15 great-grandchildren, Symantha, Abigail, Gabe, Tristin, Gabriel, Jack IV, Jared, Jeremiah, Rowan, Erica, Daisy, Lily, Carter, Ellie and Brooks; and many loved cousins, nieces, nephews and more.  

Visitation and viewing for friends and loved ones will be held from 3-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, at Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home, 420 W. Main St. Ashville, OH, 43103.  

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, officiated by Pastor Tim Stevens at South Columbus Freewill Baptist Church, 632 Hilock Rd. Columbus, OH, 43207.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home of Ashville, Ohio.

Online condolences at www.olivercheekfuneralhome.com.

This is a paid obituary.

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Dottie Goodman

Dottie Lou Goodman, 80, of Man, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, at her residence.

She was born in Buffalo Creek, May 19, 1942, the daughter of the late Mary (Vance) and James Nelson.

She enjoyed country living, being outdoors and gardening. She especially enjoyed the many trips and places that she and Thomas visited. She was always wanting to help him and be a part of everything he did. She loved attending church and being with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Ann (Nelson) Goodman; son, Billy Joe Goodman; sister, Nancy (Nelson) Dean; brothers-in-law, Jimmie Dean and Carlos Barker; and several aunts and uncles.  

She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Thomas Goodman, of Man; sons, James Onnie Goodman, of Tennessee, and John Darrell Goodman, of Man; grandchildren, Heather Rena Kiskadden (Billy), of Ohio, and Ashley Lacole Compton (Bradley), of Baisden; great-grandchildren, Bryson Kiskadden, of Ohio, and Noah and Lexie Compton, of Baisden; sister, Bobby Barker, of Stowe; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Baldridge, of Ohio, Lucille Kirk, of Poca, Belinda Repshire, of Foster, Phyllis Johnson (Kenny), of Verner, and Ruth Myers, of Wisconsin; brother-in-law, Jimmie Dale Goodman, of Tamcliff; and a host of nieces, nephews and other dear relatives and friends.  

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Mounts Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Phillip Grimmett officiating. Burial followed at the Browning-Dye Cemetery, Verner. She was carried to her resting place by Jimmie Goodman, Kenny Johnson, Bradley Compton, Billy Kiskadden, Noah Compton and Michael McNeely.

Dottie’s wonderful smile and gentle heart will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to have known and loved her.

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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Desiree Morris

Desiree Harmon Morris, 49, of Matewan, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Ky., due to complications from a long term illness.

Desiree was the proud aunt of one niece and six nephews, whom she loved dearly. Her laughter was contagious and she was always the life of the party. Desi had a sweetness about her that was captivating to all who knew her.

Desiree was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Ann Varju Harmon; and her nephew, Alcide Harmon.

She is survived by her fiance’, Chris Hatfield; her father, Charles Alvin Harmon (Bernia); her brother, Andy Harmon (Karena); her sisters, Jennifer Lynn Harmon and Natalie Caple-Shaw (Andrew); her niece and nephews; many cousins, aunts and uncles whom she held dear; and her beloved friend, Ray Rife.

It was Desiree’s wish to not have a traditional funeral/memorial service. Therefore, the family feels that personal gatherings in her memory and the celebration of her life, the kind she would have enjoyed attending, would be more suitable. There will be a private memorial held for family members at a later date. 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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