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Danny Abbott

Danny Abbott

Danny Ray Abbott, 71, of Gilbert, died Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.

He was born at Gilbert, Aug. 14, 1948, the son of Truby (Mounts) Abbott and the late Nedsel Ray “Dickie” Abbott.

He enjoyed fishing and especially loved spending time with his sons and his grandchildren. He was a barber and an automobile body shop repairman.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly (Abbott) Horn.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sons, Travis Abbott and Dalton Abbott, both of Tamcliff, and Danny Abbott Jr., of Man; his grandchildren, Melanie Deanna Horn and Edward Allen Horn, both of Vansant, and Linzee and Kayden Abbott, both of Man; and a host of other dear relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 23, 2020, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Browning and Rev. Richard Robinette officiating. Burial followed at the Mounts Family Cemetery, Gilbert, with  Travis Abbott, Dalton Abbott, Mike Mitchell, Roger Blankenship and other special friends serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were: Danny Abbott Jr. and Larry Layne. 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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Anna Mae Blankenship

Anna Blankenship

Anna Mae Blankenship, 79, of Hatfield, Ky., died Saturday, May 23, 2020, at her residence.

She was born in Pike County, Sept. 14, 1940, the daughter of the late Cecil and Anna Artrip Blevins.

She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Harrison and Carolyn Runyon; and four brothers, Cecil Blevins Jr., David Blevins, Daniel Blevins and Darryl Blevins.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Blankenship, of Hatfield, Ky.; her children, Lyda Faye Morris (Kenny), of Dix Fork, Ky., Greg Blankenship (Suzanne), of Pinsonfork, Ky., and Robert Lee Blankenship (Sheena), of Sidney, Ky.; two brothers, George Blevins and Johnny Blevins, both of Martin County, Ky.; three sisters, Tootsie Jude and Louise Harrison, both of Martin County, Ky., and Minnie Pearl Harrison, of Hatfield, Ky.; her grandchildren, Jessica Carter (Anthony), Kendra Hensley (Adam), Chase Blankenship, Robert Blankenship Jr. (Keonia), Katelyn Blankenship, Preston Blankenship and Dakota Blankenship; her great-grandchildren, Erika and Madison Carter, Breonna Blankenship, and Peyton, Damon and Kane Hensley; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, Ky., with Pastor Dwayne Yates officiating. Burial followed at the Stepp Cemetery, Hatfield, Ky., with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

In accordance with state regulations concerning COVID-19, the funeral home is limited to only 33% attendance capacity that can be allowed inside at any given time. Additionally, anyone attending is asked to wear a mask, if at all possible, and to maintain social distancing of 6 feet apart.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to assist with funeral expenses. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Kentucky.

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

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Joyce Ferguson

Joyce Ferguson

Joyce Mae Ferguson, 54, of Gilbert, died Thursday, May 14, 2020, at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

She was born at Williamson, Jan. 7, 1966, the daughter of the late Linda and Rayburn Mounts Sr.

She was a loving wife to Johnny Ferguson, of Gilbert. She loved to sing and go to church.  She also loved to call her best friends, Lisa Hatfield and Fredia Carter. She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Wharncliffe. She had a host of friends from Rev. Denny May's church and Rev. Diamond Carter's church. She was loved by everyone.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Michael Mounts.

She is survived by her loving husband of 17 years, Johnny Ferguson, of Gilbert; her sisters, Sherry Cisco (Larry), of Beech Creek, and Bessie Blevins (Kenneth) and Barbara Stanley (Matthew), both of Wharncliffe; her brothers, Richard Mounts (Tina), of Pigeon Creek, and Rayburn Mounts Jr. (Angie), of Red Jacket; and a host of nieces, nephews and other dear relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Sunday, May 17, 2020, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Denny May, Rev. Danny Ward and Rev. Diamond Carter officiating. Burial followed at the Bud Trent Cemetery, Hampden, with Donald Belcher, Craig Patrick, Jacob Trent, Keith Hatfield, Jason Runyon and Bruce Ferrell 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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Mary Elizabeth Gauze

“Beth” Gauze

Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Gauze, 43, of Lenore, died Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at her residence, following a long illness.

She was born at South Williamson, Ky., Dec. 6, 1976, the beloved daughter of Roy Edward Wilson Sr. and Patricia Charles Wilson, of Williamson.

She was a loving wife and mother who relished being a homemaker and deeply cherished her family. She was completely content to be at home raising her sons and always looked forward to weekend dinners with her husband and their sons, as their time together was relaxed and unhurried. She also looked forward to family gatherings with her parents and siblings; especially the holidays.

She was a member of the Victory Christian Center. She was a kind, gentle woman with a loving and sensitive, yet strong spirit. While illness kept her from engaging in life as she wished she could, she continued to embrace all the good things that made her life pleasurable. She will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered for the joy she brought to her loved ones and friends.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her loving husband, Nicky Gauze; two sons whom she adored, Cody and Joey Gauze, both of the home; a sister, Becky Clark (Michael); two brothers, Todd Wilson (Darla) and Roy Wilson Jr. (Amy); and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 29, 2020, at Weaver Mortuary, West Williamson, followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m, at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, with Rev. Terry Blankenship officiating.  

In compliance with COVID-19 regulations, ten people are permitted to enter the mortuary at any one time. Masks and social distancing are required. Those planning to attend should take note of the regulations.

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

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Nina Hatfield

Nina Hatfield

Nina Sue Hatfield, 53, of Wharncliffe, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at her residence.

She was born in Pike County, Ky., Jan. 5, 1967, the daughter of the late Henry and Shirley (Temple) Wolford.

She loved to knit, crochet and do crafts. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Jenny Daniels; her step-dad, Jerry May; her nephews, Danny Daniels and Chris Wolford; and her niece, Kimberly Breeding.

She is survived by her husband, Bartley Hatfield; her son, Joey Wolford (Tasha), all of Wharncliffe; her daughter, Nikita Ferrell (J.R.), of Gilbert; her grandchildren, Hunter Maynard, Preston Barker Ferrell, Brantley and Nakenna Wolford and Kyle Stanley; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Sunday, may 24, 2020, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Starr officiating. Burial followed at the Hatfield Cemetery, Pie, with Hollie Ray Ellis, Joey Wolford, Justin Daniels, Mickey Sammons, Jonathan Cline, Benji Browning and Zack Sammons serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were: Bruce Daniels and Bill Gilkerson. 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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Homer Manns

Homer Manns

Homer Ray Manns, 86, of Delbarton, tragically departed this life on Sunday, May 17, 2020.

He was born in Floyd County, Feb. 15, 1934, the son of the late Floyd and Alice Estep Manns.

He was a kind and loving man and his impact on the lives of his family and friends will never be forgotten. He was a retired coal miner from Pittston Coal and a member of the UMWA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his ex-wife, Hester Manns; one daughter, Vanessa Manns; two grandsons, Teddy Ray Conley and Mark Justin Hatfield; one great-granddaughter, Jonessa White; one great-grandson, Braydon Scott Manns; three brothers, Jackie Manns, Donald Manns and Holly Manns; and one sister, Ella Gillman.

He is survived by his children, Marty Ray Manns, Scotty Manns, Terry Manns (Trina) and Trina Clay (Troy Varney), all of Delbarton, and Crystal Hackney (Ace), of Peebles, Ohio; two  sisters, Barbara Davis (Paul Ray), of Delbarton, and Grace Wellman (Tom), of Chapmanville; a special friend, Betty Francis Manns, of Canada, Ky.; his grandchildren, Ronnie Jon White (Shantasia), Rhonda Johnson, Amber Lopata (Dave), Billy Scott Manns (Tia), Marissa Dean (Matthew), Charles Brown (Amanda), Ronald E. Lovins, Kami Grace Dempsey and Kayla Robbins (Art); 18 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and numerous friends whom he loved dearly.

He will be greatly missed!

Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, a graveside service was held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 22, 2020, at the Estep Cemetery, Scarlet Road, Delbarton, with Pastor Terry Blankenship officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Kentucky.

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

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Christine Price

Christine Price

Christine Lawson Price, 55, of Delbarton, died Sunday, May 3, 2020, following her long battle with cancer.  

She was born at Norwich, Conn., Oct. 4, 1964, the daughter of the late Roger Lee Lawson and the late Hazel Ruth (Yates) Lawson West.

She grew up in Williamson and attended Williamson High School. She was of the Christian Faith and was recently baptized in 2017.  She was a breast cancer survivor, a homemaker and above all else, a loving mother and grandmother. She had a kind and caring heart and would help anyone and would always welcome you into her home. She never turned anyone away. She would give you her last dollar if you were in need of it.  That’s the way she was.

She was preceded in death by former spouse, James Price, of Corden, Ind.; and her step-father, Clyde West, of Burnwell, Kentucky.

She is survived by three daughters, Tiffany Hatfield (Chet), of Newtown, and Alexandria Fields (Carrie Ray) and Cheyenne Bryant (Shawn Chapman), both of Delbarton; one son, Robert Price (Emily), of St. Mary’s; two sisters, Karen Seabolt (Richard) and Crystal Lawson, both of Sod; two brothers, John Lawson, of Lincoln County, and George Lawson (Angela), of Sod; her step-mother, Madelene Lawson, of Sod; four grandchildren, Chett Hatfield, Madison Hatfield, Morgan Hatfield and Gabriel Bryant; two nieces, Ashley Harris and Hope Seabolt; two nephews, Roger Harris and Sonny Harris; and one great-nephew, Ashton Ferrell.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m.,Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at the Fundamental Christian Church, Varney, with Rev. Jay West officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, Kentucky.  

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

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Patricia Rowe

Patricia Rowe

Patricia Louise Rowe, 64, of Bluff City, Tenn., died Friday, May 22, 2020, at Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, Tennessee.

She was born at Logan, Sept. 14, 1955, the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Marie (Grant) Rowe.

She loved spending time with her friends and family and enjoyed listening to music. She was of the Christian Faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, MaryAnn Rangel Harrison; and her brothers, Elmer Hatfield, Doug Hall and Charles Grant.

She is survived by her niece/caregiver, Mary Beth Rowe (Ronnie) Edwards Jr.; her brothers, James Richard Rowe (Sherie), Billy Hall (Gail) and Harrison Hall Jr. (Bethany); her sisters, Juanita Hall Lawrence, Ernestine Hall-Steele (Randall), Kay Grant Engelhardt (Michael), and Ida Rowe Wingler and Michelle Hall Burnham (Roger), both of Bristol, Tenn.; her special friends, Rebekah Rowe, Donna Payne and Debbie Brown; and a host of nieces, nephews and others who loved her dearly.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m., Monday, May 25, 2020, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Denny May officiating. Burial followed at the Hall Family Cemetery, North Spring, with James Rowe, Billy Hall, Ronnie Edwards Jr., Miguel Rangel and Mike, Michael, Matt and Caiden Hall serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were: Jose Rangel, Roger Burnham, Jimmy Payne and Randall Steele. 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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Alex Smith

Alexander Smith

Alexander Smith, 17, of Delbarton, died Saturday, March 23, 2020, at the Breaks State Park, Elkhorn City, Kentucky. He was swimming with friends when he accidentally drowned.  

He was born at Williamson, Feb. 19, 2003, the son of Regina Gail Wheeler, of Delbarton, and the late Daryl Smith.

He was a student at Mingo Central High School where he had just completed his junior year. He was in automotive classes at Central. He loved to ride ATV’s and motorcycles with his friends and also enjoyed playing basketball.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister, Courtney Wheeler, of Delbarton; his brother, Joseph White, of Delbarton; and his grandparents, the late Jim Wheeler (Thelma), of Delbarton, and the late Charles Smith (Patricia), of Catlettsburg, Kentucky. He will be sadly missed by a host of uncles, aunts and friends.  

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 28, 2020, at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Nathaniel and Willard Gibson officiating. Burial followed at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, with Courtney Wheeler, Jacob Ray, Cameron Marcum, Dale Workman, Ryan Hall, Matthew Workman and Christian Wheeler serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were: his uncles, Ernest, Jimmy, Matt and Chris Wheeler, Cecil Runyon Jr. and Mickey Ferrell. 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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