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Bud Brumfield

“Bud” Brumfield

William "Bud" Brumfield, 74, of Rawl, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at his residence.

He was born at Marrowbone,  April 17, 1946, the son of the late Lafayette and Lily Newsome Brumfield.

He was a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA and a devout Christian.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Teddy Brumfield and Noah Brumfield; three sisters, Ethel Brumfield, Carol Meade and Rosetta Bickford; and a grandson, Michael Brumfield.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carol Brumfield, of Rawl; his children, Angelique Davis and her husband, Sergeant Major Michael Davis, of New Braunfels, Tex., Lily Jean Brumfield, of Columbus, Ohio, and William Brumfield, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; his siblings, Betty Lou Sheppard (Jack), of Kermit, Leola Stout, of Fort Wayne, Ind., Chester Brumfield (Theda), of Madisonville, Ky., Frank Brumfield (Billie), of Kermit, and Elden Brumfield (Leila), of Fort Wayne, Ind.; his grandchildren, 2nd Lieutenant Shannon Davis, of New Braunfels, Tex., and Matthew Brumfield  (Jo Beth), of New Market, Tenn.; his great-grandchildren, Jamison and Jayden, of New Market, Tenn.; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at the Neeley Branch United Baptist Church, Marrowbone Creek, with Russell Ball officiating. Burial followed at the Newsome Ridge Cemetery, Naugatuck, with 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.

Steven Copley

Steven Ray Copley, 49, of Williamson, died Monday night, Oct. 12, 2020, in the emergency room of Tug Valley Regional Medical Center, South Williamson, Kentucky.

He was born at Williamson, Aug. 1, 1971, the son of Partheina Ellis Copley, of Williamson, and the late John Copley.  

He was a former employee of K-Mart and Walmart.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Joey Lee Ellis (Georgetta), of Ashland, Ky., and William Riley Ellis (Lisa), of Turkey Creek, Ky.; two uncles, Paul Copley, of Williamson, and Benny Copley, of Warfield, Ky.; two aunts, Sally Copley, of Florida, and Arlene Estepp (Buddy), of Martin County, Ky.; two nieces, Amy Ellis and Crystal Ellis; four nephews, William Ellis Jr. (Brittany), Aaron Ellis, Luke Ellis and Jason Ellis; three great-nephews, Colton Ellis, Corbin Ellis and Waylon Ellis; three great-nieces, Charlie Ellis, Paisley Ellis and Laken Ellis; two cousins, Rhonda Estepp and Tonya Estepp; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Family Cemetery, Big Splint Hollow, Williamson, with his family and friends serving as pallbearers. Arrangements are 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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Sharon Farley

Sharon Farley

Sharon Kay Farley, 64, of Matewan, died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 11, 2020, at Logan Regional Medical Center, Logan.

She was born in Logan County, June 20, 1956, a daughter of William Farley and the late Letha (Ball) Farley.  

She was a gentle person who never had an ill word to say about anyone. She was generous and warm-hearted and was always wearing a smile. She enjoyed her children and grandchildren and could often be found cooking for her family, as she loved to cook. She  fought a courageous battle, in regards to her health, but yet continued to shine.

She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her son, Randy Farley; and her brothers, Allen, Brian, Robert and William Farley.

In addition to her father, William Farley, of McCarr, Ky., she is survived by her daughters, Lisa Marie Blankenship (her fiancé, Lucian Dalton) and Christina Renae Blankenship (her companion, Joseph Bowman); her sons, Steven Perkins and William Prater; her brothers, David Farley, Donald Farley and Johnnie Farley; her sister, Ethel (Allen) McClure; five grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends.

Honoring services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Chambers Funeral Services Chapel with Bro. David Stratton officiating. Burial followed at the Farley Cemetery, Lovers Lane, McCarr, Ky., with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of Chambers Funeral Services, Inc., of Matewan.

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

Polly Francis

Polly Caroline Francis, 75, of Williamson, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at Tug Valley Regional Medical Center, South Williamson, Kentucky.

She was born at Belfry, Ky., Dec. 27, 1944, to the late Aubrey Trent and Alice Leedy Ball.

She was a member of the Leckieville Freewill Baptist Church. There she taught Sunday school. She was a substitute teacher for the Pike County Board of Education and a former postmaster at the Goody, Ky., post office.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Dale Francis; her brothers, Scotty Ball and Robbie Ball; and her sister, Patricia Coeburn.

She is survived by her children, Rhonda Francis, of Eleanor, and Joseph D. Francis (Michelle), of Hurricane; her siblings, Sue Ball Akers, of McCarr, Ky., Jerry Ball (Debbie), of Sevierville, Tenn., and Jeff Ball, of Williamson; her grandchildren who always called her “Neno”, Jonathon Francis, Jeremy Francis and Samantha Francis; and a host of loving family and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with Lee Dotson Jr. officiating. Jonathan Francis, Jeremy Francis and other family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements are 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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Goldie Wanda Hurley

“Goldie” Hurley

Wanda Sue “Goldie” Hurley, 50, of Wharncliffe, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020.

She was born at Man, June 24, 1970, the daughter of Kathleen (Wolford) and Jerry “Red” Ellis.

She enjoyed spending time with her son, Nicholas. She also enjoyed being with her friends. She was the one who always had a smile and a helping hand for anyone at any time.

She was preceded in death by her loving son, Carl Henry Wolford Jr.; her niece, Robin Nicole Stanley; and her nephew, Chris Wolford.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her long-term companion, Carl Henry Wolford; her pride and joy, her son, Nicholas Hunter Hurley; her brothers, Johnny Ellis, Kevin Ellis, Jerry Ellis (Carol) and Gregory Daniels; her sister, Carolyn Daniels; her sisters-in-law, Bonnie Gilkerson (Bill), Sharon Brewer and Rita Cline (Jonathan); her brother-in-law, Theodore Wolford (Lori); her nephew, Lee Ellis (Kayla); her great-niece, Shayla Stanley; her great-nephews, Bryson Ellis and Kayson Ellis; and a host of other dear relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Endicott officiating. Burial followed at the Colangelo Cemetery, Wharncliffe, with Shag Roberts, Lee Ellis, Gregory Daniels, Brian Smith and Lum Lester serving as pallbearers. 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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Todd Jenkins

Todd Jenkins

Todd Jenkins, 37, of Delbarton, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at his residence.  

He was born at South Williamson, Ky., Nov. 4, 1982, the son of Billy and Violet Perry Jenkins, of Delbarton.  

Todd was a 2001 graduate of Burch High School where he was a football player. He played football throughout all his school days. It was his favorite thing to do. He loved football Sunday’s with his wife and loved his Seattle Seahawks. He also was an avid outdoorsman. He and his sons and dad loved to spend time in the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He was a heavy metal music fan.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joyce and Dave Perry and Mattie Marcum.   

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife, Karrie Hunt Jenkins; his sons, Slaton Jenkins and Caleb Belcher; his daughter, Madison Copley; his brother, Will and his wife, Elizabeth, and their daughter, Kaitlyn Jenkins; his mother and father-in-law, Alexis and Lewis Hunt; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  Todd will also be missed by his faithful companion, his dog, Charlie.

In honoring Todd’s wishes, cremation will take place. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel. Everyone is welcome to attend. Arrangements are under the direction of Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.

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

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Gary Maynard

Gary Maynard

Gary Ray Maynard, 77, of Day Star Road, Delbarton, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at Appalachian Regional Hospital, South Williamson, Kentucky.  

He was born at Myrtle, Jan. 22, 1943, the son of the late Ray and Alma Rowe Maynard.  

He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Vietnam War. After serving his country, he worked for Ford Motor and retired after 38 years of service. He came back home and enjoyed attending the Little Dove United Baptist Church where he was a member. He was an avid bowler. He bowled for several years on the PBA circuit having scored at least 11 or more perfect games. He was a proud grandpa and loved to watch his grandson’s ball games.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Maynard; his sister, Tella Bartoe; and his step-son, Robert Jewell.  

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Carol Sue Mounts Maynard; his sons, Jason Maynard and Michael Maynard, both of Orrville, Ohio; his step-sons, Todd Jewell (Amanda), of Pickerington, Ohio, and David Jewell (Bryna), of Williamson; his daughter-in-law, Rachel Jewell, of Delbarton; his brother, Ken Maynard (Wanda), of Gaithersburg, Md.; his brother-in-law, Paul Bartoe, of California; his sister, Colleen Gilbert, of Texas; and his grandchildren whom he dearly loved, Meagan, Michael, Kayte and Derek Jewell.  

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at the Little Dove United Baptist Church, Belo, with Elders Jimmy Maynard and Chris Ooten officiating. Burial followed at the Estep Cemetery, Duncan Fork. 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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Curtis Runyon

Curtis Runyon

Curtis Ray Runyon Jr., 49, of Williamson, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, at his residence.

He was born at Panama City, Fla., May 28, 1971, the son of Curtis Ray Runyon Sr., of Delbarton, and Sherlyn McGuire, of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky.  

He was a graduate of Williamson High School with the class of 1989 and a member of the First Baptist Church of Williamson.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Olen York, Joyce York and Isom Runyon; one uncle, Olen Jr. York; and one aunt, Alma Runyon.  

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his two sons, Nathan D. Runyon and Zachary C. Runyon; his step-mother, Linda Runyon; his step-father, Allen McGuire; his grandmother, Velma Runyon; one brother, A.J. (Alexis) Runyon; his nephew, Landon; and his niece, Ellie. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Sandy and Allen Parsley, of Lenore, Nancy York, of Milton, Zeph Runyon, of Delbarton, and Albert and Paula Runyon, of Delbarton.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel, Belfry Ky., with Jarrod Belcher officiating. Burial followed at the Runyon Family Cemetery, Scarlet Road, Delbarton. Arrangements were under the direction of the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Kentucky.

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

“Sully” Sullivan

David Brian “Sully” Sullivan, 60, of Matewan, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.

He was born at Williamson, July 16, 1960, a son of Myrtle Beavers Sullivan, of Matewan, and the late Albert Sullivan.  

He worked as a coal miner, as well as, a security guard. He enjoyed staying busy. He was the owner of “Sully’s Cabin,” a venture he loved. He enjoyed meeting the trail riders and made numerous friends through this endeavor. He was a member of the Hugh C. Boyd Masonic Lodge #119 of Red Jacket. He was proud of his country and held those who served in high regard. He did not take his freedoms lightly. He was a kind soul who enjoyed a good laugh. He was generous and treated others as he wanted to be treated. Whenever possible, he attended the Matewan Church of God.

Over the course of the last few months, he privately fought cancer, but he was not afraid. He fought to the end and never gave up. He was determined. He had fought a good fight, he indeed ran his race and as he stated, “I am ready to go meet my loved ones who have gone on before me and I will be reunited with my dad and my brother, Michael, again.”  He was aggressive in his war with cancer and showed no sign of fear. He knew His redeemer lives and that through Him he would live also.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Eugene Sullivan.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Rachel Dawn Sullivan, of Williamson; his son, Travis Cole Sullivan, of North Matewan; his sisters, Sheila Lynn Kessler, of Matewan, and Sharon Kay Yates (Joe), of Canada, Ky.; his granddaughters, Cadence Monroe Sullivan and Camryn Reese Sullivan; his beloved friend whom he loved as if she were his wife, Jennifer Caudill, of Blackberry City; and a host of loved ones, a community of neighbors and many friends.

He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Honoring services will be held at 12 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at the Chambers Funeral Services Chapel with Bro. Donnie Estepp officiating. Burial will follow at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Arrangements are under the direction of Chambers Funeral Services, Inc., of Matewan.   

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the recent spike in area cases, please adhere to all social distancing recommendations, including wearing a mask. Also, if you have a compromised immune system or are feeling ill and do not feel comfortable in attending, the family understands completely and appreciates the caution and consideration.  For those that are unable to attend due to health reasons and or concerns you are welcome to visit www.chambersfuneralservices.com and sign the online guestbook.

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Barbara Swafford

Barbara Swafford

Barbara Ann Swafford, 76, of Turkey Creek, Ky., died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, at Trinity Healthcare, Williamson.

She was born at Long Branch, Ky., Feb. 4, 1944, the daughter of the late Gilbert Allen and Bessie Lowe Allen.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Turkey Creek and West Williamson Freewill Baptist Churches.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Arnold Blackburn; two brothers, Lacy Ralph Allen and Curtis Wonder Allen; and three sisters, Ettie Marie Maynard, Lottie Louise Holloway and Jean Muncy.

She is survived by her husband, Danny Lee Swafford, of Turkey Creek, Ky.; three children, Richard Neil Blackburn, of Goody, Ky., Tommy Eugene Blackburn, of Pikeville, Ky., and Melissa Kay Hinkle, of Varney, Ky.; six step-children, Timothy Lee Swafford, of Campbellsville, Ky., Jason Edward Swafford, of McAndrews, Ky., Danny Douglas Swafford, of Chattaroy, Bobby Matthew Swafford and William Anthony Swafford, both of Turkey Creek, Ky., and Marjorie Danielle Kelly, of Pikeville, Ky.; her siblings, Freddie Allen, of Turkey Creek, Ky., Mary Ruth Ramey, of Paintsville, Ky., and Eula Bell Hyden, of Cincinnati, Ohio; three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel, Belfry, Ky., with Gary Blackburn, Steve Miller, Gary Dove and Brad Williamson officiating. Burial followed at the Blackburn Cemetery, Turkey Creek, Ky., with 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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Tamera Vance

Tamera Vance

Tamera J. Vance, 56, of Gilbert Creek, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at her residence.

She was born at Iaeger, Dec. 23, 1963, the daughter of the late Joseph and Carol (Browning) Mounts.

She  liked to talk to her friends on the internet, but she loved going to church at Faith Church of God at Ben Creek. She loved her church family dearly.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Gary Joseph Vance; and her brother, Gregory Joe Mounts.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Gary Vance, of the home; her daughter, Natasha Blankenship (Roy), of Matewan; a special sister, Crystal (Norwood) Harrison, of Baisden; her loving brothers, Keith Mounts (Lisa), of Ikes Fork, and Joey Mounts (Mary), of Ben Creek; three grandchildren whom she loved dearly and was very proud of, Starling Blankenship, Braxton Belcher and Baylee Blankenship; and a host of other dear relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Ward and Rev. Jonas Trent officiating. Burial followed at the Wayne and Fannie Browning Cemetery, Wharncliffe. She was carried to her final 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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Diana Williams

Diana Williams

Diana Carole Keck Williams, 62, of Belfry, Ky., died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.

She was born at Columbus, Ohio, June 12, 1958, to the late Marvin Kendall Keck and Caroline Sorrell Keck.  

She formerly worked in retail and was a lifelong Christian.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fitch Williams; and a sister, Brenda Johnson.

She is survived by her children, Amy Foote (Nathan) and Fitch Williams II, both of Columbus, Ohio, and Michael Keck, of Williamson; her siblings, Mitchell Keck, of Turkey Creek, Ky., Scarlett Tomblin (Marvin), of Dingess, and Mark Keck (Kathy), of Pataskala, Ohio; and many, many grandchildren.

No services will be held at this time. Arrangements are 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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