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“JB” Addair

James Robert “JB” Addair, 46, of Hell Creek, Delbarton, formerly of Logan and Chapmanville, died peacefully Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, surrounded by his family at Tug Valley ARH, South Williamson, Kentucky.

He was born at Holden, March 16, 1974, the son of  James “Jim” Addair, of Chapmanville, and Kathy Tackett Smith, of Wheelersburg, Ohio.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He spent a lot of time doing things he loved, like riding his motorcycle and riding his side by side in the mountains. His smile could light up a room and his personality touched the lives of so many people. He was employed by KAG Specialty Products at Nitro. He was formerly employed by Kirk Trucking at Lenore for many years and made so many friends whom he called his trucking brothers. He was baptized at the Victory Christian Center at Lenore.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mildred and Charles Addair and Herbert Tackett.    

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife, Leotia Mae Gilman Addair; his children, Sean Hamlin, Hailee Brook Addair, Kimberly Dobrzynski (Roy) and Rebecca Crank; his grandchildren who adored “Papaw JB”, Jonathan Vermillion Jr., Rylie Dobrzynski and Kinlee Hamlin; his sisters, Angel Sowards (Vern) and Kimberly Henry; his brothers, Jacob Addair and John Addair; his grandmother, Gertrude Tackett; his father-in-law, Earnest Gilman; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family; and his special friends, Riley Evans, Zane Watkins and Mike Hammond and so many others.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to all of his doctors and the staff at ARH for taking such great care of him.  

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at Victory Christian Center with Rev. Terry Blankenship, Rev. Rick Colegrove, Elder Eddie Hatfield and Elder Ransom Chafin officiating. In honoring his wishes, cremation will take place following the funeral on Friday. 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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Terri Baker

Terri Leigh (Butcher) Baker, 53, of Mill Creek, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at her residence.

She was born at Logan, Jan. 8, 1967, the daughter of Gary Butcher, of Man, and the late Eva Irene Spears.

She loved helping others. It brought her great joy to help everyone in her life. She was active in both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts where she enjoyed helping out at several summer camps. She also enjoyed spending time with all her children, grandkids, family and friends and she loved the beach. She attended Victory Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her son, Nicholas Baker; and her special aunt, Connie Butcher.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Dwane Baker, of Mill Creek; her daughters, Megan Smith, of Hamlin, and Haleigh Baker (Justin), of Chapmanville; her sons, Tyler Baker (Montana), and Austin Baker (Samantha), both of Mill Creek, and Shain Baker, of Charleston; her sisters, Cara New (J.R.) and Cayla Butcher, both of Man; her brothers, Mark Butcher (Stacy) and Martin Butcher, both of Grafton; her grandchildren, Kylee Butcher, Zoey Basadre, Tristan Smith, Elijah Ward, Charlie Baker, Bentley Baker and Bailea Baker; her lifelong best friends, Tammy Ellis and Tomalene Hodge; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other dear relatives and friends.

Friends may gather with the family from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel where funeral services will commence at 2 p.m. with Rev. Rocky Chafin officiating. To honor her wishes, her remains will be cremated following services. Arrangements are 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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Melissa Ball

Melissa Gail Ball, 47, of Browning Fork, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.

She was born at Man, March 27, 1973, the daughter of Alice (Belcher) Hatfield, of Coal Mountain, and Arnold Hatfield (Betty), of Browning Fork.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Garfield Dennis Hatfield; her grandparents, Jessie and Mary Hatfield and Wayne and Mona Belcher; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was a 1991 graduate of Gilbert High School. She was also the librarian at town hall.

In addition to her mother and father, she is survived by her son, who was her world, Dakota Ball, of Browning Fork; her companion, Cletus Cline, of Baisden; her brother, Arnold Hatfield Jr. (companion, Tara Trent), of Browning Fork; her sisters, Cynthia Toler (Darren), of Coal Mountain, and Alice Jean Hatfield (Billy Smith), of Florida; and a host of other dear relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Denny May, Rev. Diamond Carter and Rev. Lowell Smith officiating. Burial followed at the Carter Cemetery, Browning Fork. She was carried to her 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.mounstfuneralhome.com.

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Brenda Bevins

Brenda Lynn Bevins, 60, of Turkey Creek, Ky., died Sunday night, Nov. 15, 2020, at the emergency room of Tug Valley Regional Medical Center.

She was born at Williamson, Jan. 19, 1960, the daughter of the late Avery and Phyllis Ann Sellards Williamson.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Marie Stacy.

She is survived by her loving husband, Jimmy Bevins, of Turkey Creek, Ky.; one precious daughter, Samantha Ann Bevins Rainey (Brent), of Versailles, Ky.; one brother, Mitchell Williamson, of South Williamson, Ky.; her beloved grandpuppies, Gambler and Phoebe; and many other family and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel, Belfry, Ky., with Mark Carter officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the memorial service from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. 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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“Steve” Cline

Clyde “Steve” Cline, 62, of Mohawk, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at his residence.

He was born at Iaeger, June 6, 1958, the son of the late Clyde and Dorothy (Stepp) Cline.

He attended Iaeger High School and started into the family trucking business at a young age. He was the owner of Jennifer Trucking, and more recently was a contractor for Ace Trucking at Coalmac in Logan. He enjoyed trucking with his brother, four wheeling, fishing and coon hunting. He loved the Great Smoky Mountains. He loved having cookouts and spending time with his family and friends. He gave his heart to the Lord and was baptized.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bob and Margaret Cline and Claude and Margaret Stepp; his nephew, Justin Cline; and his brother-in-law, Ricky Cline.

He is survived by his only daughter, Jennifer Lester (Clark); his granddaughters, Jayden Lester and Kaylee Lester, all of Mohawk; his brothers, Bobby Cline (Brenda), of Litwar, and Harold “Bo” Cline, of Mohawk; his sisters, Judi Cline Proffit (William), of Princeton, Jeannie “Lynn” Cline, of Mohawk, and Carol “Sissy” Cline Crouch (Lew), of Kingsport, Tenn.; his special friend and caretaker, Teresa Justice (Estil),

 of Panther; his best friend, Jeremy Lester (aka, Whitey); a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at the Mohawk Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Willie Coleman officiating. Burial will follow at the Stepp Family Cemetery, Bull Creek, Mohawk, with Mark Cline, Kevin Cline, Les (Bo) Cline, Jon Cline, Shannon Cline, Zack Cline, Richie Justice and Jeremy Lester serving as pallbearers. Arrangements are 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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Cecil Hatfield

Cecil Edward Hatfield, 83, of Williamson, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.

He was born Jan. 29, 1937, to A.E. and Bethel Varney Hatfield.

He attended Williamson area schools graduating from Williamson High in 1954. He graduated with a B.A. in Education from Berea College in 1959, and received his M.A. in Education from Morehead State University in 1962. He was the recipient of an NDEA Fellowship at the University of Maryland to study the effectiveness of Junior High Geography for students. He did advanced graduate studies with Marshall University.

He married his high school sweetheart, Gail Rose Perkins, and settled in Williamson to raise his family and teach in the local schools. He put his education to good use, first teaching at Williamson Junior High and High schools; then becoming assistant principal at the high school and later becoming the first principal of the first Williamson Junior High School. He was next tasked with being the Director of the Mingo County Vocational School when it became a separate school. While there, he initiated the LPN program, one of which he was very proud.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife of 52 years, Gail Rose Perkins Hatfield; his daughter, Sonya Hatfield Hall; and his grandson Benjamin Heath Wagner.

He is survived by his daughters, Marsha Wagner (Marty), of Phelps, Ky., and Cecilia Lynn Barker, of Williamson; his grandchildren, Craig Paxton Wagner, of Pikeville, Ky., and Kelsey Marie Baker, of Williamson; his son-in-law, Rusty Hall, of Belfry, Ky.; his siblings, Linda Van Meter (Doyle), of Williamson, A.E. Hatfield (Michelle), of Keystone Heights, Fla., Victoria Rowe, of Williamson, David Hatfield (Kay), of Columbia, S.Car.; and several nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Cecil.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, private services will be conducted at the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel, Belfry, Ky., on Thursday. Burial will be at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher. Arrangements were under the direction of the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Kentucky.

The family has respectfully requested no flowers; however, if anyone wishes they may make a memorial gift to the First Baptist Church of Williamson at Fifth Avenue and Harvey Street, or, WHS Athletic Hall of Fame, 1726 West Fifth Avenue, Williamson.

He will be missed by his family, his friends and the community which he served in so many ways.

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

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Nellie Hunt

Nellie Hunt, 79, of Elk Creek, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, at Appalachian Regional Hospital, South Williamson, Kentucky.  

She was born at Elk Creek, June 6, 1941, the daughter of the late Elbert and Parlee Dempsey Hunt.  

She retired from Marrowbone Development Company as a rock truck driver. In her retired days, she was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Okey, John, Frank, Sid, Lewis and Alex Hunt; and her sisters, Minda Bailey, Nancy Dotson and Jean Spears.  

She is survived by her brothers, Roy Hunt, of Fort Gay, and Elbert Jr. Hunt (Debbie), of Elk Creek; her sisters, Barbara Marshall, of Dandridge, Tenn., and Holly Subyak, of Elk Creek; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.  

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Jimmy Maynard officiating. Burial followed at Lenore Memory Gardens at Lenore. Arrangements were under the direction of Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.

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

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Priscilla Icenhour

Priscilla Nadine Icenhour, 79, of Bristol, Tenn., formerly of Isaban, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at her residence.

She was born at Isaban, May 26, 1941, the daughter of the late Ance and Mabel (Purdue) Laney.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Steven Larry Icenhour; her sister, Martha Elaine Browning; and her brother, Jackson Laney.

She loved working with her flowers and was a member of the Garden Club. She was also a member of the Isaban Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Icenhour, of Bristol, Tenn.; her son, Michael Icenhour (Teresa), of Williamson; her grandsons, Michael Shane Icenhour (Nikki) and Travis G. Icenhour (Johnna), both of Bristol, Tenn., Heath Trent (Amber), of Morristown, Tenn., and Tyler Icenhour and Nick Icenhour, both of Bluefield; her granddaughters, Rebekah Ellis Cline (Anson), of Teays Valley, and Stevie Icenhour, of South Carolina; her great-grandsons, Issac Cline, of Teays Valley, Alexander Trent and Paxton Trent, both of Morristown, Tenn., and Lincoln Icenhour; her sister, Althea Chapplear (Michael), of Orbitz, Ohio; her brothers, Eric Laney (Kathy) and Billy Hue Laney (Connie), all of Isaban; and a host of other dear relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Justice officiating. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill, with her family 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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John Johnson

John Johnson, 44, of Lenore, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, at the Appalachian Regional Hospital, South Williamson, Kentucky.  

He was born at Williamson, Sept. 26, 1976, the son of Ance Gilman, of Delbarton, and Linda May, of Lenore.

He was formerly employed as a maintenance worker for Laurel Lake Park for 16 years.  He was a faithful member of the Victory Christian Center at Lenore.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Petie Gilman.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 19 years, Angela Blair Johnson; his sons, Austin Blackburn, of Florida, and Michael Bullock, of Lenore; his daughters, Patricia Bullock, of Lenore, and Jamie Gore, and her children, Caiden Nichols and Asher Gore; and his sister, Amber Roberts, of Georgetown, Kentucky.  

Graveside services were held at 12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at the Mayberry Cemetery, Lenore, with Rev. Terry Blankenship officiating. 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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Mary Layne

Mary (Wolford) Layne, 63, of Phelps, Ky., died Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.

She was born at South Williamson, Ky., Jan. 10, 1957, a daughter of the late Byrd and Lil Wolford.

She was a beloved mother and grandmother. The concern of her household was her priority. She gleaned with joy when she was surrounded by all that she loved. She took great pride in the upkeep of her home, and you would often find her cooking in the kitchen, as that was one of her favorite things to do.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Michael Layne; two brothers, Granville Wolford and Blaine Wolford; and one sister, Evie Hurley.

She is survived by her sons, David Wimpie Layne, Keith A. Layne and his companion, Laura Casey, and Adam Carson Layne, all of Phelps, Ky.; her daughter, Rebecca A. Wolford (Lacy), of Phelps, Ky.; her grandchildren, Brian Wolford, Cody Wright and Kaitlyn Layne, all of Phelps, Ky.; her brothers, Tommy Wolford and his companion, Ruth and Wimpie Wolford (Bernice), all of Stopover, Ky.; her sister, Maybelle Hurley; and a host of loved ones and a community of friends.

Honoring services were held at 12 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at the Chambers Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Benny Freeman officiating. Burial followed at the Wolford Family Cemetery, Phelps, Ky., with her sons and other 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.

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Jean Murphy

Jean “Mounts” Murphy, 97, of Edgarton, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at her residence.

She was born at Vulcan, July 21, 1923, the daughter of the late Leamon and Mary “Layne” Mounts.

She was a retired teacher having taught over 40 years in the Pike County School System. Her friends and students knew her best as “Mrs. Jean.” She was also a score keeper for the Majestic Coalfield Baseball League and a volunteer at the Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center of Phelps, Kentucky. She enjoyed playing piano in church and was a Christian woman of the Church of God faith. She also enjoyed listening to country music, reading and telling stories of her childhood.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Murphy; two sisters, Naomi Mounts and Hazel Sharpton; and one grandson, Van Curtis Murphy.

She is survived by two sons, Larry Murphy (Vanda), of Mooresburg, Tenn., and James Murphy (Janice), of Looneyville; one daughter, Hazel Frazier (Nick), of Paintsville, Ky.; seven grandchildren, David Murphy, Mark Murphy, Michelle Stumbo, Alan Bradley Frazier, Daniel Layne Frazier, Bryan Foster Frazier and Michael Murphy; 12 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Kaylee, Kayci, Katie, Kaden, Ashley, Sydney, Morgan, Stephen, Channing, Anna Carol and Matthew; and a host of other family, nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, Ky., with Reverend Richard McKinney officiating. Burial followed at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with her grandsons, David Murphy, Mark Murphy, Daniel Stumbo, Brad Frazier, Daniel Frazier and Bryan Frazier serving as pallbearers. 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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Colin Robinette

Colin Michael Robinette, stillborn son of Heather Christian and Brady Robinette, departed this life Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, from Logan Regional Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 10, 2020, at Logan.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Robert “Bob” Christian; his maternal great-grandparents, Elba and Lena Hatfield; his paternal great-grandfather, Donald Robinette; and his maternal great-great-grandparents, Ella and Oley Christian and John and Retha Blankenship.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Crystal and Carlos Christian; his paternal grandparents, Jeff Robinette and Heather Rollyson; his maternal great-grandparents, Elvis Hatfield, Betty Ann Hatfield, Kathy Christian, Betty Robinette and Jennifer Rollyson; his aunts, Haylee, Hannah, Hope and Piper Christian; his uncles, Shane Robinette and Weston Rollyson; and his great-uncles, Bobby, Rodney and Robbie Christian, all of Gilbert.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Denny May officiating. Burial followed at the Christian Family Cemetery, Browning Fork of Gilbert. He was carried to his resting place by his family. 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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Hubert Woolum

Hubert Preston Woolum, 82, of Rock House Mountain, Brenton, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at his residence.

He was born in Kentucky, Aug. 26, 1938, the son of the late Arthur and Ola Mae (Jones) Woolum.

He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and working puzzles. He was better known as the “Candy Man” because of being great at making candy for his friends and family. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Justice Tabernacle Church.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Woolum, of the home; his daughters, Phyllis Hayes (Jim), of Gary, Mary Burks (Ray), of Hillsville, Va., and Carla Harmon (Wayne), of Advance, N.Car.; his son, David Woolum (Darlene), of Canada, Ky.; his step-daughters, Fran Evans (Mike), of Mt. Hope, and Eva Pelfry (Doug), of Oceana; his step-sons, Lee Hatfield (Roberta), of Asheboro, N.Car., and Allen Hatfield, of Coal Mountain; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; his sisters, Goldie Baker, of Princeton, and Pearl Cresong, of Man; his brothers, Charles Woolum, Bill Woolum (Shirley), Ravin Woolum, all of Varney, and Alvin Woolum (Shirley), of Coal Mountain; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at the Woolum Family Cemetery (located beside his residence), Rock House Mountain, Brenton, with Pastor Randall Staton officiating. He was carried to his resting place by his family and friends. Arrangements were under the direction of Mounts Funeral Home, Inc., of Gilbert.

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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