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Shirley Blankenship

Shirley Blankenship

Shirley Ann (Walls) Blankenship, 79, of Baisden, died Monday, June 15, 2020, at Logan Regional Medical Center.

She was born at Simon, June 24, 1940, the daughter of the late Joseph and Lettie Mae (Bailey) Walls.

She was a devoted Christian since Oct. 3, 1972, a loving wife, mother, Nanny/Maw Maw, great-grandma, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her. She loved spending time with her family and listening to Gospel music. Prior to her illness, she enjoyed playing piano at church, gardening, canning, crocheting, cooking family dinners and attending the Church of Christ with her husband.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two special sisters, Diana Walls Stepp and Carole Walls Thompson; and her “favorite son-in-law”, Mark Lee Fischer.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Mr. Delmer Blankenship. They shared almost 61 wonderful years of marriage and three children together. Delmer provided love, comfort, laughter and care to the love of his life, especially during the past 15 years; her two sons, Rodney Joe Blankenship (Kim), of Wharncliffe, and Darrick Shane Blankenship (Rebecca), of Louisville, Tenn.; one daughter, Pamela Hope Fischer, of Mineral, Va.; one special sister, Sonja G. Walls, of Loganville, Ga.; two brothers, Barney Walls (Mary Jo), of Beckley, and Reg Walls (Brenda), of Sophia; four wonderful grandchildren whom she loved with all her heart, Ashton Hope Walls (Jon), of Wharncliffe, Mackenzie Leigh Fischer, of Richmond, Va., Troy Joseph Fischer, of Mineral, Va., and Briley Hope Blankenship, of Louisville, Tenn.; one precious great-grandchild, Jenson Wade Walls, of Wharncliffe; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, relatives, dear neighbors and friends.

A Celebration of Life service was held at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 18, 2020, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jonas Trent and Pastor Jim Nagy officiating. Burial followed at the Hatfield Cemetery, Sharon Heights. She was carried to her final resting place by Darrick Blankenship, Jon Walls, Eddie Stepp, Reggie Thompson, Ernie Thompson and Jonathan Mounts. Arrangements were under the direction of Mounts Funeral Home, Inc., of Gilbert.

A very special thanks goes out to her loving and dedicated caregivers through the years, Abby Bailey, Marsha Hatfield, Verna Faye Cline, niece, and her three “angels”, Tish Browning, Janet Gibson and Alice Murphy, who stayed beside her until the very end.

Her precious smile and tender heart will live on in all those who were blessed to have known and loved her.

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

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Eugene Hunt

Eugene Hunt

Eugene “Wise” Hunt, 63, of Panther, died Friday, June 13, 2020, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.

He was born at Welch, Nov. 13, 1957, the son of John (J.B) and Delphia (Dotson) Hunt.

He was of the Baptist Faith.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.  

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Melvin Hunt (Mildred), Jackie Hunt (Melissa), Sue Oma Hunt (Deon Cline), Reda Justice (Kenneth), Joyce Rutledge (Robert) and Jessie Lee Hunt; his aunt and uncle, Pauline Hunt (L.C.); his friends, Tabby Hurley, Harley Riley and Randy Hurley; five nieces; seven nephews; and a host of other dear relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at the Mohawk Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Ervin Dotson and Rev. Hassell Riffe officiating. Burial followed at the Allen Cemetery, Mohawk. He was carried to his final resting place by 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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James Mollett

James Mollett

James Ray Mollett, 73, of Inez, Ky., died Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.  

He was born at Beauty, Ky., May 15, 1947, the son of the late Elmer and Elsie Sammons Mollett.  

He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was also a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Tabernacle of Praise Church, Lowmansville, Kentucky.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Susan Mollett; one sister, Sara Mollett; and two brothers, Joe and J.R. Mollett.

He is survived by his wife, Eva Gale Stollings Mollett, of Inez, Ky.; his children, James Ray Mollett, Angela Toler, Marlena Perry Mollett and Tommy Toler, all of Inez, Ky.; his siblings, Julia Mollett, Mae Evans, Margie Robinette, Sue Wilson, Amber Bentley, Wanda Mollett and Ethel Hatfield; his grandchildren, Brandon Toler, Matthew Toler, Krissy Toler, Cierra Toler, Angel Mollett, Ryan Mollett and Aaryn Mollett; his great-granddaughter, Braelyn Toler; his sisters-in-law, Alana Hunt, Doris Wellman, Jewel Scott, Adith Young, Mildred Stanley, Irene Hensley, Lena Mitchell, Dicy Stepp and Judy Clark; his brothers-in-law, Jasper Stepp and Larry Stepp; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at the Crum Funeral Home, Inez, Ky., with Johnny Horn officiating. Burial followed at the Stepp Cemetery, Poplar Fork, Inez, Kentucky. Military services were conducted by Belfry Chapter #141. Arrangements were under the direction of the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Ky., and the Crum Funeral Home of Inez, Kentucky.

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

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 Corrine Neace

Corrine Neace

Corrine Neace, 86, of Belfry, Ky., died Thursday, June 11, 2020, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.

She was born at Coburn Hollow, Stone, Ky., Jan. 10, 1934, to the late Ellis Blackburn and Mariah Blackburn.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Memorial Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Neace; and her son, Hal Roy Neace.

She is survived by her sons, Donald Neace Jr., Mark Edwin Neace, Ellis Neace (Deena) and John Richard Neace (Christina Deliah), all of Slaters Branch, Ky., and Elliot Neace, of Huntington, W.Va.; her brother, Roscoe Blackburn, of Huddy, Ky.; her daughter-in-law, Sandy Neace, of Huddy, Ky.; her grandchildren, Candace Neace, Cody Neace (fiancé, Courtney Hensley), Matt Neace (fiancé, Lindsey Webb), Donovan Neace, Elijah Neace, Kaitlyn Neace, Caleb Thacker and Jared Thacker; one great-grandchild, Owen Matthew Grimes; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, June 15, 2020, at the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel, Belfry, Kentucky. Burial followed at Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with her sons and grandsons 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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Juna Brack Stafford Jr.

“Juna” Stafford Jr.

Brack “Juna” Stafford Jr., 73, of Delbarton, died Thursday, June 11, 2020, at UK Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky.  

He was born at Williamson, Feb. 2, 1947, the son of the late Brack Sr. and Emma Baisden Stafford.  

He was a retired coal miner. He also worked for many years in masonry, contracting in the Delbarton area. He had such a passion for music and loved playing guitar and singing. His grandbabies were the joy of his life. He was a great man of God.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Mitchem Stafford.  

He is survived by his sons, JB Stafford (Deanna), of Florida, and Roger Stafford (Elaine), of Delbarton; his daughter, Denna Perry (John), of Douglasville, Ga.; his brother, Bo Stafford (Reba), of Columbus, Ohio; his sister, Doris Jean Adkins (Reggie), of Lafollette, Tenn.; his grandchildren, Kayla Stanley, Ben Stafford, Nettie Stafford, Morgan Baker and Miranda Perry; his great-grandchildren, Zoey, AJ, Zaelyn, Zylnn, Braeley, Avery Kyle, Araye, Trace, Mason and McKenna; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Graveside services were held at 12 p.m., Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at the Stafford Cemetery, Belo, with Rev. Barry Lester officiating. Serving as pallbearers were: Adam Stanley, John Perry, JB Stafford, George Hignite, Bo Stafford and Kenneth Newsome. 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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