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“Drew” Blankenship

Charles Andrew “Drew” Blankenship, 43, of Red Jacket, died Sunday Oct. 3, 2021, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.

He was born in South Williamson, Ky., July 28, 1978, a son of Charles Franklin and Tessie Mae (Hardesty) Blankenship.

To know Drew was to love him. His smile and big personality were contagious. His very presence was pure joy. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing alike. Another interest that he appreciated was cooking with his son. He loved to prepare a meal with his son by his side. Any activity that he could do that involved quality time with his son, Drew was all in!  

He was a hard worker. He was a coal miner. His work ethic was motivated by his son as his desire was to provide the best for him.

Drew will indeed be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Franklin Blankenship; and a sister, Taylor Blankenship.  

He is survived by his mother, Tessie Mae (Hardesty) Blankenship, of Red Jacket; his son, Brennic Knight Blankenship, of Delbarton; his sisters, Paula Bench (Shawn), of Illinois, and Leisha Perkins, of Red Jacket; his step-mother, Sharon Blankenship (Donnie Suttles), of Harrodsburg; and his girlfriend, Sierra Dingess, of Pilgrim. He is also survived by a host of other loved ones, family members, co-workers and friends.

Honoring services were held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, in the First Assembly of God of North Matewan with Pastor Lowell Sparks officiating. Committal services were private. Arrangements were under the direction of Chambers Funeral Services, Inc., of Matewan.

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

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Edward Bricker

Edward Dale Bricker, 73, of Forest Hills, Ky., died Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at his residence.

He was born in Medina, Ohio, June 8, 1948, a son of the late Victor and Agnas Bricker.

Ed retired from the Rubbermaid Corporation in Wooster, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence Bud Bricker and Dean Bricker; one daughter, Rhonda Bricker; and one nephew, John Bricker.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Elva Ann Adkins Bricker; two daughters, April Stiver (Ryan), of Sandusky, Ohio, and Kya Lynn Bricker, of McAndrews, Ky.; one foster daughter, Lillian Harper (Ali), of Hot Springs, Ark.; one son, Robert William “Bobby” Fletcher (Tina), of Turkey Creek, Ky.; one nephew, Donald Bricker (Beverly), of Troy, Ohio; one brother, Vic Bricker (Penny), of Medina, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Joy Bricker, of Mansfield, Ohio; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, at Weaver Mortuary in West Williamson with Robert William “Bobby” Fletcher officiating. Cremation followed the services. Arrangements were under the direction of Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson.

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Carol Cisco

Carol Cisco, 81, of Varney, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at the Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson, Kentucky.  

She was born in Pike County, Ky., July 1, 1940, the daughter of the late John J. and Elva Spence Justice.  

Carol was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church at Varney. She was a registered nurse. She enjoyed reading and her water aerobics at the Harless Center and going to her beach house at Myrtle Beach.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Cisco Jr.  They married in 1962, and he passed away in 2013; her brothers, Johnny and Danny Justice; and her sister, Fran Noe.   

She is survived by her sons, Wilson Gregory Cisco (Lora) and Michael Cisco, both of Varney; her sister, Brenda Seufert (Bob), of Dayton, Ohio; her loving grandson, Dalton Cisco; and special niece, Stephanie Sherwood (Michael), of Columbus, Ohio.

She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, at the Chafin Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Snodgrass officiating. Burial followed in the Cisco Cemetery at Varney. Arrangements were under the direction of the Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.

Philippians 4:13  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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

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 “Pat” Davidson

Sandra Patricia “Pat” (McClanhan) Davidson, 79, of Ragland, died peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.  

She was born in Delbarton, July 3, 1942, the daughter of the late James and Lula Maynard McClanahan.  

She has impacted so many lives through her job at the Bank of Mingo where she worked for 30 years until she retired.  

Pat was a woman who loved attending church and shopping, but the thing she loved most was spending time with her family. She spent her life building fond memories for her family. Christmas was the most special time of year for her. She spent the entire day cooking Christmas Eve dinner for the entire family. The family would all gather in her home and enjoy her labor of love.  

Pat was a member of the Victory Christian Center in Lenore. She loved spending time and fellowship at her church.  

Although she is no longer with us here on earth, she left an amazing legacy that impacted all of those who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the love of her life, her loving husband, Sammy Davidson; her sister, Betty Kay Skeens; and her brother, Jerry Mitchell McClanahan.  

She is survived by her children, Jim Davidson (Lisa), Patty Farley (Jesse) and Debbie Starr (Bobby); her grandchildren, Samantha Vickers (Joey), B.J. Starr (Mandy), Adrien Gibbs (Brandon), Emily Farley, Harrison Davidson and Sandra Posey (Brandon); her great-grandchildren, Lee Chafin, Hunter Starr, Cruz Starr and Sammy Posey; her brothers, Jim and Jane McClanahan and Robert McClanahan; her loving sister-in-law, Cindy McClanahan; and her special friends, Terri Fields, Michelle Ellis and Vanessa Hurley.  

She was very loved and will forever be missed by her family, friends and “Puppy Dog” Sophie.  

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at the Victory Christian Center at Lenore with Rev. Terry Blankenship officiating. Burial followed in the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Huddy, Ky., with family and friends 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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Johnny Ellis

Johnny Gilbert Ellis, 50, of Wharncliffe, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at his residence.

He was born in Man, May 23, 1971, the son of Kathleen (Wolford) and Jerry Lee “Red” Ellis Sr.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding 4-wheelers. He was of the Pentecostal Faith.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Wanda Sue Hurley; his maternal grandparents, Johnny Gilbert and Sarah Colangelo; his paternal grandparents, Henry and Lona Ellis; his uncles, Michael Joe and Hugh Colangelo; his niece, Robin Nicole Stanley; and his nephew, Carl Henry Wolford.

He is survived by his mother and father, Kathleen and Jerry “Red” Ellis Sr., of Wharncliffe; his brothers, Kevin Wayne Ellis, Jerry Lee Ellis Jr. (Carol) and Gregory Daniels; his sister, Carolyn Daniels; and a host of nieces, nephews and other dear relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at the Mounts Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Rick Endicott officiating. Burial followed in the Colangelo Cemetery at Wharncliffe. He was carried to his resting place by his family and friends. 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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Hazel Hall

Hazel Hall, 93, of Delbarton, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at the Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson, Kentucky.  

She was born in Laurel Creek, May 23, 1928, the daughter of the late Matt and Elizabeth Evans Colegrove.  

She was a faithful member of the Caney Church of Christ. She and her husband owned and operated Hall’s Supermarket for 20 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Hall. They married May 8, 1945, and he passed away on Sept. 22, 1999. She was also preceded in death by her son, Bill Hall Jr.; her brothers, Orville and Carson Colegrove; her sisters, Shirley Evans, Golda Evans, Gracie Picklesimer, Lola Newsome and Evelyne Mccoy; and her sons-in-law, Roger Hackney and James Chafin.

She is survived by her children, Orville Hall (Libby), of Delbarton, Saundra Chafin, of Delbarton, Elizabeth Hackney, of Phelps, Ky., and Carolyn Carver (Joe), of South Shores, Ky.; her grandchildren, Brian Hackney (Jessica), Kelli Chafin, Wendee Villeneuve (Jimmy), Amanda Oates (Casey), Ashley Cadle (TJ) and Joseph Carver; and 14 great-grandchildren. The family will forever be thankful for her caregivers, Wanda McCoy, Sandra Colegrove, Sandy Turner and Nancy Runyon.  

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in the Chafin Funeral Home chapel with Brother Dennis Ooten officiating. Burial followed in the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Maher. Arrangements were under the direction of Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.

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

Wilder Holyfield

Wilder Ross Holyfield, one week old infant son of Jason and Ashlee Spaulding Holyfield, of Kermit, went back into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at CAMC Women’s and Children’s Center of Charleston.

He was born Sept. 23, 2021, at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Wilder was preceded in death by his brother, Jordan Kyler Holyfield.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Kendyl, Kariigan and Tanner Holyfield, all of Kermit; his grandparents, Leslie and Susie Holyfield and Jacalyn and Roscoe Spaulding; and his aunts and uncles, Jeremy Holyfield (Tabby), Jamie Copley (Whitney) and Roscoe Spaulding Jr.

The family would like to extend thanks to all of the family and friends who have supported them through this time.

Graveside services were held Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at the Kyler Mountain Cemetery of Old Fork Road, Jennies Creek. Words of comfort were provided by the family and friends at the cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Mullins Family Funeral Home of Warfield.

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

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Deborah Lyons

Deborah Lynn Lyons, 60, of Elk Creek, died peacefully Saturday, Oct. 4, 2021, surrounded by her family.  

She was born June 20, 1961, in Barbados, West Indies. She was the daughter of Howard Lyons Jr., of Elk Creek, and her mother, the late Judith Ann Lyons.  

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her great-nephew, Hunter Blackburn.  

Deborah enjoyed family genealogy, reading and watching scary movies with her son, Scotty, and spending time spoiling her great niece, Jaylin, who everyone knew was her favorite. Her hobbies were collecting movies, books and LuLaroe.  

She is survived by her father, Howard Lyons Jr.; her son, Eric Scott Lyons; her sisters, Sebrenia Bartram, Stephanie Blackburn (TK) and Becky Fouch (Andy); her nieces, Courtney Gooslin and Kristin Harvey (Dillon); her nephews, Kenny Blackburn (Liz), Billy Sheppard (Donise), Brian Bartram (Charity) and Justin Bartram; her great-nieces, Hanna Bartram, Jaylin Diamond, Brionna Sheppard, Bethany Sheppard, Josie Gooslin and Jazmine Blackburn; her great-nephews, Billy Sheppard, Benson Sheppard, Parker Diamond, Kooper Diamond, Stiles Gooslin, Jett Gooslin and Brian Bartram; and her extended family, Johnathan Diamond, Skylar Gooslin and Arianna Fouch.  

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at the Chafin Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Erwin officiating. Burial followed at the Lyons Cemetery at Elk Creek. 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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“Zero” Maynard

Harold Jennings “Zero” Maynard, 79, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021.

He was born May 3, 1942.

He was a faithful Christian who loved the Lord and dedicated his entire life to serving Him and His word.

He was a boy scout leader for many years. He was a hardworking UMWA coal miner for over 20 years. He was co-owner of Farley Slaughter House in Delbarton, which he helped run with his sister, Bertha. He was a member of Elk Creek Freewill Baptist Church and loved being with his church family. He was an avid gardener and loved baking, especially his famous peanut butter fudge. He was loved by many people in his community and was always helping anyone he could.

He leaves behind a great legacy. His impact of love and kindness will be carried on through his family, friends and all who knew him.

Harold was the son of the late George Burgess and Edna Ooten Maynard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Kaile, Daniel, John B., Carvis and Matt Maynard; and his sisters, Dellene Kinder, Lucille Hilton and Lottie York.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Maynard; his sisters, Linda Sue Policastro and Juanita Preece, of Tennessee, and Myrtle Kurowski, of Cincinnati, Ohio; his children, Veronica Hignite (Lester Sr.), of Lenore, Douglas “Harold” Maynard (Janie), of Williamson, Patricia Clark (Hubert), of Taylorville, Darlene Altizer, of Delbarton, Edward Maynard (Kathryn), of Charlotte, N.Car., Noah Paxton Maynard (Jennifer), of Winston Salem, N.Car., Prescott Maynard, of Delbarton, William Maynard (Adela), of Prestonsburg, Ky.; and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

In honoring his wishes, cremation will take place and a memorial service will be announced 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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Henry Ooten

Henry Curtis Ooten, 67, of Trace Creek, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Catlettsburg, Ky., at the home of his son.  

He was born in Logan, Oct. 14, 1953, the son of the late Benny Ooten and Nan Ooten Smith.  

Henry went to Burch High School. After graduating he went to work in the coal mining industry for many years as a dozer operator for Piston Coal Corp. He attended the Duncan Fork United Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jeff Ooten.    

He is survived by his sons, Henry Ooten, of Mingo County, and Benny Ooten (Kristen), of Catlettsburg, Ky.; his daughter, Lacey Ooten, of Mingo County; his brother, Rev. Roger Ooten (Vada), of Trace Creek; his sisters, Connie Duty (Timbo), of Indianapolis, Ind., and Jackie Hall, of Trace Creek; his grandchildren, Benjamin and Summer Ooten; and the love of his life, Lavonne Dillon.  

Funeral services were held at 7 p.m., Tuesday evening Oct. 5, 2021, at the Duncan Fork House of Prayer with Bro. Benny Ooten and Pastor Charlie Dingess officiating. In honoring his wishes, cremation followed services. 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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William Smith Jr.

William M. Smith Jr., 72, of Delbarton, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born in William Ann Camp, Delbarton, May 23, 1949, the son of the late William M. “Buk” Smith and Hazel Mahon Smith.

“Junior” as everyone called him, was a graduate of Burch High School in 1968. He later went to work and retired as a coal miner of more than 30 years having worked most of his time at Marrowbone Development Company. He was also a longtime member of the Church of Christ. He spent his retirement days attending his grandchildren’s school functions. He also loved to do family gatherings at his house. He was a proud member of the Hugh C. Boyd Lodge 109 at Red Jacket, a member of the Beni Keedem Shrine in Charleston, and a member of the York Rite in Logan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Joe David Smith.  

He is survived by the love of his life, Pamela Cagigas Smith, whom he married more than 50 years ago; his children, William Steven Smith, and Shannon Chambers (Jimmy), both of Delbarton; his brothers, Terry Smith (Christine), of Chattaroy, and Jerry Smith (Tammy), of Raleigh, N.Car.; and his sisters, Patricia Murphy (Donald), of Columbus, Ohio, Brenda Varney (Gayle), of Bean Station, Tenn., and Michelle Hartfield (Rick), of Omar. He also leaves behind many memories with his grandchildren, Emma and Erika Chambers and Steven Preston and Hailey Smith; and his special brother-in-law, who was like a son to him, Johnny Keith Cagigas (Megan), of Advance, North Carolina.  

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at the Connolly Memorial Baptist Church in Delbarton. Burial followed in the Cagigas Cemetery at Belo. Arrangements were under the direction of Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.

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

Pastor William Staton

Pastor William Randall Staton, 74, of Coal Mountain, died peacefully with dignity and strength at his home on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021.

He was born in Guyan, Dec. 21, 1946, to the late Rev. Garland and Rev. Veatrice Staton.

Pastor Randall was a retired plant foreman, President of the Board of the Coal Mountain Fire Dept., one of the Founding Fathers, Captain, volunteer firefighter of the Coal Mountain Volunteer Fire Dept. for 46 years, an honorably discharged Veteran of the United States Army, an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter. He was a life-long Atlanta Braves supporter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the love of his life and Mother of his three daughters, Barbara “Bobbie” Staton; and his three brothers, Johnny, Ronnie and Edward Staton.

He is survived by three daughters, Lori Michele Dameron (Mark), of Princeton, Kimberly Deneise Browning (Calvin), of Sumter, S.Car., and Shanda Rae Lester (Scott), of Pineville; one special chosen “daughter,” Patricia Ann “Sissy” Thompson; one granddaughter, Ashlee Brianne Browning; six grandsons, Austin Wade Browning, Dalton Ray Lester, Hunter Scott Lester, Wyatt Jayson Lester, Tanner Wesson Lester and and Jaxon Thomas Lester; two step-grandchildren, Colby Marc Dameron and Santana Rae Dillon; four step-great grandchildren; four brothers, Morris Staton (Sue), Garland Jr. Staton (Sheila), Gary Staton (the late Teresa) and Larry Paul Staton (Cindy) Staton; and four sisters, Virginia Sue Lynn (the late Robert), Linda Lou Staton-West, Priscilla Ann Stewart (the late Rick) and Naomi Ruth Staton.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at Justice Tabernacle Church in Justice with Rev. David Johnson and one special friend, Ravin Kenneda, officiating. Burial followed at Coal Mountain Community Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Austin Browning, Dalton Lester, Louie Vanover, Darren Kenneda, Terry Hamrick, Shane West, Todd Davis, Hunter Lester, Cody Short, Tommy Lynn, Chris Thompson, D.J. Glasscock and Dylan Glasscock. Honorary pallbearers were: Scott Lester, Mark Dameron, Freddie Lee West II and Calvin Browning. Arrangements were under the direction of Mounts Funeral Home, Inc., of Gilbert.

Military Honors were conducted by the VFW Post # 1144 Iaeger.

His wonderful smile and gentle heart 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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Roderick Turner

Roderick Shayne Turner, 58, of Chattaroy, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at his residence.  

He was born in Marietta, Ga., Dec. 13, 1962, the son of the late Hugh and Linda Bramlet Turner.  

Shayne formerly worked in Marietta, Ga., for the street department. He moved to West Virginia about six years ago to settle with his wife in Chattaroy.  

He is survived by his wife, Karen Constantopulos Turner; his son, Michael Turner; his daughters, Elizabeth Turner and Tasha Turner; brothers, Darrell Turner, Loren Turner and Stanley Turner; sisters, Cindy Leger and Tammy Turner; sister-in-law, Joyce Farley Smith; and brothers-in-law, Leslie Hunt, Frankie Pilkins and E.F. Farley.  

In honoring Shayne’s wishes, cremation has taken  place.

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at the Chafin Funeral Home. 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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Ruth Vernatter

Ruth Ann (Moore) Vernatter, 83, of Williamson, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital in Hazard, Kentucky.  

She was born in Williamson, May 29, 1938, the daughter of the late William Arthur Moore and Susie Crigger Moore.

She attended Williamson High School and graduated in 1956. She worked at Tug River Wholesale Grocery for 10 years, then for 25 years at The National Bank of Commerce until retirement. She was a member of the Williamson First Baptist Church where she served on the kitchen committee, which she loved.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Eugene Vernatter; two brothers, Arthur Arnold Moore and Howard Edward Moore; and four sisters, Beatrice Haberle, Pauline Ramey, Connie Sanders and Irene Freeman.

She is survived by three nephews and one niece whom she dearly loved, John Clifford Freeman (Ramona), Roger Neil Freeman (Dottie), Rick Sanders (Debbie) and Susan Elaine Freeman (Greg Stallard); her great-nieces, Dr. Kristin Freeman (Nick), Elizabeth Guthrie (Jason), Samantha Knoppe (Chuck) and Allison Francis (Macky); her great-nephews, Jonathan Freeman and Douglas Sanders; her great-great-nieces and nephews, MacKenzie, Charlotte “Charlie”, Finn, Isaac, Cade, Zaiden, Knox, Lily, Cole, Riley, Carter, Brian and Jackson; a host of other family members and friends; and her dog, Savannah, that she loved dearly.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, Ky., with Rev. Jarrod Belcher officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Kentucky.

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

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Tommy West

Tommy Roy West, 71, of Indian Creek, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at Welch Community Hospital.

He was born in Welch, April 3, 1950, the son of the late Katherine Pearl (Lee) and Ozzie West.

Tommy loved going to church, preaching and teaching God’s word, riding his side by side with his family and friends, and his dog, Hercules. He enjoyed going to family get-togethers, being the family cornhole cheerleader and laughing and having a good time with his family and friends. He was of the Jesus Name Faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Troy and Bessie Lee; his paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Gracie West; his sister, Delores Ann West; and his brothers, Kenneth West and Timmy Lee.

He is survived by his wife, Tereasa (Barnette) West, of the home; his son, Tommy Dewayne “Pooh” West (Leslie), of Delton, Mich.; his daughter, Sherry May (Steven), of Ikes Fork; his grandchildren, Benita Hunt (Jeremy), of Isaban, Pernell Ryan and Travis Lester, of Roanoke, Va., Andrea Mitchell (Matthew), of Indian Creek, Zackery and Makayla Mitchell, of the home, and Whitney Bishop (Joe), of Welch; Tommy was more like a dad to them.; his sister, Syreda Bryant (Robert), of Ararat, Va.; his brothers, Donnie “Crocket” West (Rhonda), of Gilbert Creek, Jeffrey Allen, of Davy, Walter West (Karrin), of Ikes Fork, Michael (Joey) West (Michelle), of Mt. Airy, N.Car., and Anthony “Dee” West (Sherry), of Hanover; his great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Braxton Hunt, Bethanie and Gracelynn Mitchell, and Layla, Dylan and Kelly “Little Man” Bishop; his special sisters-in-law, Diane West and Sheila Lee; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kenny Wray and Bro. Walter West officiating. Burial followed in the Garden Of Rest Cemetery at Ikes Fork. He was carried to his resting place by Zachery Mitchell, Steven May, Jeremy Hunt, Joe Bishop, EJ Cline and Josh Cline. Honorary pallbearers were: Harold Barnette Jr. and Dean Wimmer. 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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“SR” Young IV

Sidney Rome “SR” Young IV, 42, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2021, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.

He was born at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, Oct. 14, 1978, to Barbara Akers Young and Sidney R. Young III.

He graduated from Williamson High School where he played football and participated in other school activities. He attended Marshall University and Southern West Virginia Community College, where he obtained an associate’s degree as a Rad Tech, a vocation he loved.

He was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert B. Akers (Betty Hendricks) and Mr. and Mrs. Sidney R. Young Jr. (Juana Hash); and a beloved brother, Herbert Andrew “Herbie” Young.

He is survived by both parents who were at his side when he passed; his step-mother, Susan Young; two sons, Cameron David and Noah Dean, and their mother, Donia Hicks, of Kanawha City; two sisters, Jonica Young, of Lexington, Ky., and Amelia Young, of

Grapevine, Texas; two brothers, Matthew Young (Andrea), of Charlotte, N.Car., and John

Young (Kourtni), of Brookwood, Ala.; a niece, Sydni Young; two nephews, Remington and

Wyatt Young; and dearest friends, Cheston and Christie Layne, Todd and Alicia Stanley, Josh and Nora Pyles, Jessie and Ashley Thacker, PJ Bevins, John Robinette, Chad Edwards, Pam Wilson, Tabetha Chaffin, Jacob Benton, Leroy and Tiffany Runyon, Matt Newberry, Ed King, Payton Salyer, Madi Hyer, Tyler Nelson, Baby Layne-Gibson, Nick Gibson, Jamie Layne and Adrianna and Jessica Ryan with whom he spent many good times.

Due to the area surge of COVID-19, please adhere to all social distancing recommendations.

Honoring services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in the Chambers Funeral Services Chapel. The family will begin receiving friends at 12 p.m. on Saturday. 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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