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“Gene” Baker

Elbert Nugene Baker, 82, died Tuesday evening, April 13, 2021, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Ky., following a brief illness.

 “Gene,” as he liked to be called, was born in Kentucky, April 27, 1938, the eldest son of 11 children of the late Elbert and Mae (Mayhorn) Baker.

He lived on and off in Kentucky and West Virginia, but spent many years as a resident of Newcastle, Delaware. He worked at various professions over the years, from coal mining to jobs at metal processing plants, until finally, for the Newcastle County school system in Delaware. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. In his later years, he spent many afternoons watching his favorite baseball team, the Baltimore Orioles, or one of his favorite old Westerns.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Carl, Sammy and Tommy Baker; his sisters, Elizabeth (Dottie) Wojciechowski, Nina (Gail) Atkins and Yvonne (Bonnie) Dotson; and his daughter, Marsha Baker.    

He is survived by his sister, Christine “Cricket” Croaff, of Edgarton; his brothers, Mark Baker and Terry Baker, both of Delaware, and John Baker, of Santa Monica, Calif.; two sons, Larry Gene, of Kentucky, and Michael Coleman, of Tennessee; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.  

He was much loved and will be missed dearly.  

Honoring services were held at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 18, 2021, in the Chambers Funeral Services Chapel. Burial followed at the Mayhorn Cemetery, Pounding Mill, 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.

John Collins

John Ulysses Collins, 57, of Man, died Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Logan Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Man, Aug. 13, 1963, the son of the late Chester and Shirley (Collins) Dempsey.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandmother who helped raise him, Bertha Mae Collins; his sister, Cora Sue Dempsey Collins; and his brother, Mark Douglas Collins.

He is survived by his sister, Mary Glandon (Terry), of Lorado; his brother, William Ray Collins (Sharon Lynn); his nieces, Sarah Mae Wolf (Jessie) and Katie Michelle Stewart (Josh); his nephews, Tony Ray Collins (Melissa), all of Bowling Green, Ky., and Daniel Lee Collins, of Hurricane; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In honoring his wishes, his remains will be cremated. 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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Helen Farley

Helen L. (Parsley) Farley, 76, of Delbarton, died peacefully Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the home of her daughter in Granite Falls, North Carolina.

She was born in Ashland, Ky., Nov. 17, 1945, the daughter of the late Selwyn and Garnet (Parker) Parsley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rush F. “Doc” Farley; and her brothers, Hersel, Delmer, Elmer and William (infant) Parsley.  

She worked for many years at Matewan National Bank/BBT. She loved helping members of her community through her work and when someone was in need, she never hesitated to help. She loved gardening and reading. She enjoyed the Christmas Season more than any other time of year and loved giving to others.

She will be remembered by her children as a mother bear who went above and beyond to protect her children.

She married Rush F. Farley on October 16, 1967. Together, they have five children, Angela Hunter (Darrell), of North Carolina, Jennifer Cisco (Jarrod), of Kentucky, Sandra Farley, of North Carolina, Rush Farley (Dawn), of West Virginia, and Summer Hall (William), of North Carolina. Along with their children, they have 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren to cherish her memories.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 26, 2021, at the Chafin Funeral Home, with Rev. Scott Erwin officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at the Farley Cemetery at Pigeon Roost in Delbarton.  

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Sunday, April 25. 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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“Sammy” Fields

George Thomas "Sammy" Fields, 85, of Turkey Creek, Ky., died Saturday morning, April 17, 2021, at the Tug Valley Regional Medical Center, South Williamson, Kentucky.

He was born in New Camp, Ky., Jan. 15, 1936, the son of the late Azie and Della Welch Fields.  

He was a retired electrician having worked for  several local coal mines. He was also a proud veteran of the United States Air Force.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Max Whitaker.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Jean Staten Fields, of Turkey Creek, Ky.; one son, George Michael Fields (Susan), of Turkey Creek, Ky.; one daughter, Rhonda Lynn Crigger (Alfred), of Turkey Creek, Ky.; three grandchildren, Candace Michele Diamond (Jeremy), of Morristown, Tenn., Corey Lee Crigger (Brooke), of LaGrange, Ky., and Michael Thomas Fields (Taryn), of Morganton, N.Car.; four special great-grandchildren, Luke and Caleb Diamond, of Morristown, Tenn., and Cora and Millie Crigger, of LaGrange, Ky.; a lifelong friend, Danny White, of Harriman, Tenn.; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 19, 2021, in the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel, Belfry, Ky., with Dr. Ron Sager officiating. Burial followed at the Family Cemetery, Falls Branch, Ky., with Corey Crigger, Michael Fields, Jeremy Diamond, Randy Sanger, Alfred Crigger, Luke Diamond and Caleb Diamond 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.

Floyd Francis

Floyd Reed Francis, 86, of Canada, Ky., died Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at his residence.

He was born in Huddy, Ky., Sept. 22, 1934, to the late Thomas Taylor Francis and Jessie Reed Francis.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

He was an iron worker having worked in the construction field and a member of Stone Lodge #890 F & AM Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Virginia Francis, of Canada, Ky.; one daughter, Mary Ann Thornsberry (Donnie), of Bristol, Tenn.; one son, Floyd Ray Francis  (Vonda Rae), of Triplett, Ky.; one sister, Peggy Joyce Treadway, of Amarillo, Tex.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, April 23, 2021,  in the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel, Belfry, Ky., with Johnny Heirs 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 the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Kentucky.

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

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Ciana Hall

Ciana Marie Hall, 21, of Red Jacket, died Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Ky., while surrounded by her family.

She was born in Gainesville, Fla., Aug. 22, 1999, a daughter of Marsha and Christopher Hensley, of Red Jacket, and Glen Hall and his wife, Cassie, of Florida.

She was a bright, energetic and a loving individual. She had a way of making people laugh and her personality was infectious. She embraced the splendor around her and she loved the outdoors. From camping to swimming, if Ciana was outside and in the company of family and friends, she was content. She appreciated the simple things; the blooming trees in the spring, the summer breeze, the magnificent colors that adorned the mountains in the fall and the white blanket that covered the grounds in the winter. She was happy while surrounded by the majesty of God’s country. She loved her boys for they brought an unexplainable joy to her life. Ciana was indeed a beautiful, happy soul.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfathers, Eddie Hall and Boliver Hensley; her paternal grandmother, Alexandria Hensley; and her maternal grandfather, Ronnie Laney.

 In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sons, Kaden Conley and Keegan Conley, both of Red Jacket; her maternal grandfather, Randy Stokes; her paternal grandmother, Roxanne Hall; her maternal grandmothers, Patricia Stokes and Cathy Laney, all of Florida; her brother, Christopher Hensley Jr.; her sisters, Melissa Hensley, Destiney Hensley and Christy Hensley; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Cremation will take place. Please honor Ciana in extending a smile, an act of kindness, love a little bigger to family and friends or simply stop to “smell the roses.”

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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Tammy Hatfield

Tammy Wallace Hatfield, 61, of Pie, died Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at the CAMC Hospital, Charleston.  

She was born in Logan, July 23, 1959, the daughter of the late Granville Bessie Johnson Wallace.

She lived a very simple life. She loved to stop at yard sales and enjoyed collecting stones and rocks. She was especially happy if she found a rock good enough to make a necklace from. She loved her pets and was very proud of her daughter, Taylor. She loved her dearly. She was a devoted mother and wife and worked as a Title I Librarian for many years in the Varney and Matewan Grade Schools.   

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Gary Wallace.  

She is survived by her husband, John L. Hatfield; her daughter, Taylor Halley and her husband, Danny Halley Jr.; one brother, Terry Wallace; and four sisters, Ginger Wallace (Ted Musick), Sandy Varney (Bill), Kathy Wallace and Tonda Wallace Branham. She was the “fun aunt” of many nieces and nephews and was loved by all her cousins and friends.  

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 10, 2021, with Rev. Mitchell Bias officiating. Burial followed at the Lenore Memorial 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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Susan Holloway

Susan Dee Holloway, 57, of Williamson, died Friday, April 9, 2021, at her residence.  

She was born in Williamson, Oct. 7, 1963, the daughter of the late Betty Jo Francis Wolford.  

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, James “Arley” and Ethel Blackburn Francis.  

She is survived by her son, Timmy D. Holloway; three grandchildren, Daja, Izic and Danielle Holloway; three sisters, Tammy McGuire, Jolynn Holloway and Patty Bevins; one uncle, Harold Francis (Brenda); two nieces, Marla Atkins (Shawn) and Delores Whited (Stevie); two great-nieces, Kayla Hackney (Keith) and MaShawnna Carter (Barry); one great-nephew, Isiah Roblee; four great-great-nephews, Taegan Rylan and Kyson Hackney and Aiden and Braxton Carter; and one great-great-niece, Aalyiah Hackney.  

In honoring the wishes of Mrs. Holloway, cremation will take place and no services will be held at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.

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

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Annie Looney

Annie R. Looney, 82, of Williamson, died Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.  

She was born in Majestic, Ky., Jan. 30, 1939, the daughter of the late Donald and Nettie Sanders Robinette.

She was a member of the OPL Worship Center in Red Jacket. She loved spending time with her family. Her life was full of hobbies. She loved to paint, work on her quilts and crochet. She liked to travel around town. She never stayed home and she loved to go to  her senior citizens centers to visit with her friends.   

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Marie Looney; her brother, John Robinette; and her sister, Lois Williams.  

She is survived by her sons, John Looney (Joann), of South Williamson, Ky., and Danny Scott (Rachel), of Campbellsville, Ky.; her daughters, Vickie Berdon (Chris), of Hull, Ga., Denise Gannon (Phillip), of Stone, Ky., and Inga Norman, of Narrows Branch, Ky.; her brother, Bert Robinette, of Freeburn, Ky.; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

Memorial services were held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Sunday, April 18, 2021, at the OPL Worship Center in Red Jacket. Arrangements were under the direction of the Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.

The guestbook may be signed at www.ChafinFuneral Home.com.

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Kenneth Lowe

Kenneth Ray Lowe, 67, of Williamson, died Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington.

He was born in Williamson, June 1, 1953, to the late Granville Lowe and Louvon Maynard Lowe.

He was a heavy equipment operator in the coal mining industry and a member of the Chattaroy Church of God.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Robert Mikel Lowe.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline "Jackie" Lowe, of Williamson; one son, Brian Keith Lowe (Tonya Maurice), of Belfry, Ky.; three grandchildren, Sierra Faith Lowe, Giselle Grace Lowe and Mason Grant Lowe; three special cousins, Charles Ray "Bo" Maynard, Dwight Maynard Jr. and Patsy Maynard; and a host of loving family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home with Mike Bostic and Mitchell Bias officiating. Burial followed at Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with Mike McCoy, Paul McCoy, Jeff McCoy, Joe Spencer, Garrett Spencer and Daniel Smith 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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Dallas May

Dallas Leon May Jr., 61, of Delbarton, died Friday, March 26, 2021, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.

He was born in Sequoia, Calif., Nov. 29, 1959, a son of the late Dallas Leon May Sr. and Rebecca Propopia May.

He was a retired truck driver and a veteran of the United States Air Force. His favorite pastimes included camping, hunting and fishing. He was also a lover of animals; especially Yorkie dogs. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher “Chris” May.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Jennifer Estepp May; a son, Dallas Leon May III, of Delbarton; a daughter, Virginia Rosanna May (Alex Goble), of Alabama; several step-children with whom he remained close including, Denise Kellione Adkins and Robin Johnson; three brothers, Robin Williams, Bruce Williams and Jody May; two sisters, Tonjya and Penny May; a grandson, Alex Robert; and Jeriod Kellione, whom he claimed as his own.

Cremation has taken place and the family is planning a private celebration of his life to take place at a time that is convenient for the family to come together. Arrangements are under the direction of Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson.

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Louis Maynard

Louis Wayne Maynard, 58, of Sidney, Ky., died Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Tug Valley Regional Medical Center, South Williamson, Kentucky.

He was born in Columbus, Ohio, July 17, 1962, to the late Louie Clyde Maynard and Gladys Marie Thurkleson.

He was a security guard in the coal mining industry.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Wanda May.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa Maynard; his sons, Joshua Maynard (Courtney) and Kenious Dustin Maynard, both of Sidney, Ky.; his siblings, Patricia Saunders and Linda Gilbert, both of Columbus, Ohio, Brenda Jordan, of Panama City, Fla., and Danny Maynard, of Columbus, Ohio; his grandchildren, Jaxon Maynard and Lucas Maynard; and a host of loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 24, 2021, in the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel, Belfry, Kentucky. Burial will follow at the Morris Cemetery, Sidney, Ky., with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Friday, April 23, at the funeral home. 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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“Dusty” McGuire

Richard “Dusty” McGuire, 74, of the Browning Fork section of Gilbert, died Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at Logan Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Squire, May 25, 1946, the son of the late Kathleen (McGuire) Ramey.

He was a member of the Gilbert Church of God. He enjoyed golfing, but his greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a retired coal miner.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his brother, Roger Ramey; and his grandmother, Myrtle McGuire.

He is survived by his wife, Carol McGuire; his sons, Richard McGuire Jr. (Serena), all of Browning Fork, and Brian McGuire (Connie), of Westerville, Ohio; his grandchildren, Lyndsey and Carrie McGuire, of Browning Fork, and Morgan Allen McGuire, of Gahanna, Ohio; his great-grandchildren, Adalyn McGuire, of Browning Fork, and on the way is, Remi Leightyn “Sunny Jolene” McGuire; and a host of other dear relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 17, 2021, in the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Katie Endicott officiating. Burial followed at Carter Cemetery, Browning Fork, Gilbert. He was carried to his final resting place by Andrew Bush, Scott Carter, Justin Endicott, Crennis Bryant, Jay Bryant and Keith Hatfield. 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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June Peck

O Darling Wife! O friend of friends, my poor heart yearns for thee; since death has closed your eyes in sleep life has no joy for me.

On Saturday, April 17, 2021, June Peck, 63, of Delbarton, died peacefully, with her loving husband of 49 years and family members by her side. She drew her last breath on this earth and breathed new life in glory.

A godly woman, who is now dancing on the streets of gold, was born in Sandusky, Ohio, to Lottie (Caudill) Farley and Clayburn Hensley.

She took great pride and joy in her home and family. She was a loving, devoted wife to John Larry Peck Sr.; a caring, generous mother to John Larry Peck Jr., Amy Marie Hall, and Tina Lynn Peck; a kind, sweet grandmother to Victoria and Evan Hall and Betina Peck; and a great-grandmother to Mark Hall.

She had a lasting impact on the lives of many children as a youth leader at Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church and a teacher at Grace and Truth Bible Church. Her legacy of reaching a generation of young people for Christ will live on in the lives that she touched. Not only was she a teacher and youth leader, but also a masterful puppeteer that traveled to different churches ministering the word of God and making people laugh.

She is also survived by her cherished sister, Janet Hardwick (George); her brothers, Fred Hensley (Sherry) and James Farley (Kelly); and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Clayburn Hensley; her mother, Lottie (Caudill) Farley; her step-father, Tom Farley; her sisters, Carol Dingess and Bernice Ellerman; and her brothers, William, Harold and Ted Hensley.

To know her was to love her. She will be greatly missed by those she loved and held so dearly to her heart. God truly smiled upon all of us that knew her.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, April 23, 2021, at the Chafin Funeral Home. Officiating services will be her uncle, Paul Caudill. She will be laid to rest at the Protuck-Peck Family Cemetery, 65/70 Justicetown Road, Delbarton. Her family and friends will serve as pallbearers. 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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Bessie Runyon

Bessie Runyon, 53, of Ragland, died Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at Trinity of Mingo Nursing Facility in Williamson.  

She was born in Williamson, Oct. 27, 1967, the daughter of Imogene Chafin Runyon, of Ragland, and the late John Runyon.

She was a member of the Matewan Church of God where she loved to attend and listen to her pastor, David, preach. She loved her church, reading the Bible and working puzzle books. She especially loved spending time with her family.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Elzie and Emma Runyon and Elsworth and Bessie Chafin; and her brothers, Matthew and Rush Runyon.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sons, Shed Stacy, of Matewan, and Chuck Stacy (Sarah), of Delbarton; her brothers, John Runyon ( Hazel), of Ragland, Okey Runyon (Tammy), of Ragland, James Runyon (Melissa), of Taylorville, and Elzie Runyon (Jennifer), of Matewan; her sisters, Viola Mounts (Cletis), of Ragland, and Stella Johnson (Denny Ray), of Williamson; her grandchildren whom she enjoyed very much, Colton and Austin Stacy; and a host of nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 17, 2021, in the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. David Smith officiating. Burial followed at the Stafford Cemetery, Delbarton. Arrangements were under the direction of the Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.  

In lieu of flowers, the family would like for donations to be made directly to Chafin Funeral Home.

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

Elsa Smith

Elsa Bevins Smith, 76, of Ransom, Ky., died Saturday, April 17, 2021, at her residence.

She was born in Williamson, Feb. 27, 1945, the daughter of the late Lat and Ann Newsome Bevins.

In honoring her wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements  are 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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Bonnie Teeters

Bonnie Jean (Lowe) Teeters, 78, of Delbarton, died suddenly Sunday, April 18, 2021, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.

She was born in Hatfield, Ky., Dec. 14, 1942, the daughter of the late Lacy and Luna (Runyon) Lowe.

She was a graduate of Belfry High School and retired from the housekeeping department at the Appalachian Regional Hospital, South Williamson, Ky., with approximately 35 years of service. She attended the Varney Church of God.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Bill, Harold and Thomas Sherman Lowe; and two sisters, Betty Lou Edmiston and Mary Elizabeth Lowe.

She is survived by her husband, Harry James “Jim” Teeters, of Delbarton; her children, Jamie Hawkins (Frank), of Huntington, Pat Teeters, of Chattaroy, Teresa Francis (Robert), of Lexington, Ky., Jacob Teeters (Stephanie), of Williamson, and Wylie Teeters, of Delbarton; two sisters, Edith Wellman (Gary), of Williamson, and Janie Marcum, of Hatfield, Ky.; a special cousin, Faye Blackburn, of Hatfield, Ky.; a special sister-in-law, Doris Teeters, of Huntington; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, April 23, 2021, at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Ky., with Bro. Ray Taylor and Bro. Earl White officiating. Burial will follow at the Lowe Family Cemetery, Hatfield, Ky., with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Kentucky.

Due to the current Covid-19 health situation, all in attendance are required to wear a mask or facial covering at all times and adhere to social distancing guidelines when possible.

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

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Franklin Varney

Franklin Delano Varney, 83, of Freeburn, Ky., died Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at his residence.

He was born in Delbarton, Jan. 9, 1938, the son of the late Rell and Ellina “Baisden” Varney.

He was a loving homemaker who was also a wonderful father and grandfather. One of his most cherished possessions was his Bible; though he could not read or write, he could quote every scripture. He would pray and give thanks before every meal and was thankful for the smallest of things.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Faye Estep; and two brothers, Jim and Reese Varney.

He is survived by two sons, William Muncy and Franklin Delano Varney Jr., both of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Dawn Renee, of Columbus, Ohio, and Mary Kelly, of Chattaroy; one granddaughter, Shanna Estep, of Blackberry, Ky.; one grandson, Roy Alamanza (Kate), of Elkhorn, Ky.; one son -in-law, Michael Estep (Gwendolyn), of Freeburn, Ky.; a host of other grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Natessa, Michael, Jacob, Shakiah and Jaiyden; and many other extended family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the Faith Tabernacle Church of Majestic, with Pastor Charles Meek, David Taylor and Ritchie Rose officiating. Burial followed at the Estep Family Cemetery of Peter Fork, McCarr, Kentucky. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, Kentucky.

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

“Glo” Williamson

Gloria A. "Glo" (Fairchild) Williamson, 76, of Williamson, died Sunday, April 18, 2021, at the Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center in Phelps, Kentucky.  

She was born in Hardy, Ky., June 22, 1944, the daughter of the late John and Della (Sparks) Fairchild.

She was a graduate of Belfry High School. She worked for 52 years serving at G.C. Murphy's, B&L Furniture, and lastly, as a clerk for Dr. Nadar. She was a member of the Leckieville Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Danny Darrel Williamson; an infant; two brothers, James E. Fairchild (Betty) and Gerald G. Fairchild (Freda); one brother-in-law, Clarence E. Sparks; and one great-nephew, Sean M. Murphy.

She is survived by one sister, Eloise Fairchild Sparks, of Williamson; one niece, Angela K. Murphy (the late Terry), of Clarksburg; one great-niece, Kristi Williams (Jason), and their children, Andrew, Taylor and Kilee, all of Clarksburg; one great-niece by marriage, Roberta Murphy, and her children, Chase and Terri, all of Clarksburg; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Larry and Pam Williamson, and their daughter, Kim; and a host of church family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, Ky., with Pastor Lee Dotson Jr. officiating. Burial followed at 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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