Millard Adams Jr.

Millard Adams Jr., 73, of Ginns Fork, Varney, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at Mountain View Health Care Center, Elkhorn City.

He was born in Floyd County, Aug. 12, 1940, the son of the late Millard Adams and Maudie Howell Adams.

He was formerly employed by the Taylor Michigan Water Department and was a member of the Piso Freewill Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Madeline Daniels Adams; one son, Larry Adams of Five Lakes, Mich.; two daughters, Judy Davis of Five Lakes and Lola Hughes of Georgia; one stepson, Ronnie Maynard of Pikeville; one brother, George Adams of South Carolina; two sisters, Goldie Fields of Louisa and Ida Price of North Carolina; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Piso Freewill Baptist Church with Bill Maynard and others officiating. Burial followed in the Apple Orchard Cemetery, Brushy. Arrangements were under direction of Community Funeral Home of Zebulon.

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

Arthur Adkins

Arthur Adkins, 76, of Greasy Creek, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Pike County, June 8, 1937, the son of the late Ballard and Mellie Bentley Adkins.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Ronnie Dean Adkins; one brother, Raymond Adkins; and one grandchild.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Shelby Jean Blackburn Adkins; three sons, Randal Adkins (Yolanda) of Harold, Paul Mack Adkins (Alisha)of Penny Road and Ryan Adkins (Cindy) of Greasy Creek; three daughters, Deborah Gail Coleman (Nicky) of Sookeys Creek, Barbara Sue Prater of Pikeville, Priscilla George of Greasy Creek; and four brothers, Andy Adkins, Oscar Adkins, Donald Gene Adkins and Homer Adkins.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Greasy Creek Freewill Baptist Church with church ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Annie E. Young Cemetery, East Shelbiana. Arrangements are under direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home of Pikeville.

Visitation is at the church with special services at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Maurice Adkins

Maurice Adkins, 66, of Pikeville, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at Pikeville Medical Center.

He was born in Pikeville, Feb. 19, 1947, the son of the late Bryan Adkins and Christine Kinney Adkins.

He was the owner of Hi-Tech Artificial Limbs Inc., a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a member of the Shelby United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Carole "Susie" Jackson Adkins; one son, Shayne Adkins (Melissa) of Lexington; one daughter, Jamie Adkins-Elswick of Pikeville; one brother, Larry Wayne Adkins of Toler Creek; three sisters, Janie Johnson and Andrea Woods, both of Upper Chloe and Teresa Adkins of Pikeville; and four grandchildren, Josh Adkins, Sophie Elswick, Meredith Adkins and Jack Morrison Adkins.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, in the J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Melvin May officiating. Burial followed in the R.H. Ratliff Cemetery, Shelbiana. Arrangements were under direction of J.W. Call Funeral Home of Pikeville.

Pallbearers were Mike Goff, Donnie Jackson, Kenny Jackson, Shane Hensley, Matt Adkins and Joe Thornsberry.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Jarrett's Joy Cart, P.O. Box 24526, Lexington, KY 40524-2456.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Ben Bevins

Ben Kelly Branham, 42, of Fords Branch, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Kingsport, Tenn., from chronic health conditions.

He was born July 28, 1971, the son of the late Benny Bevins and Jacqueline Workman-Hampton.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Fords Branch Cemetery.

Arrangements are under direction of Dogwood Crematorium, Powell, Tenn.

Rena Branham

Rena Branham, 72, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at her home.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Creed; sons and daughters-in-law, Ted and Joanne and Tim and Annette, all of the City of Green; daughter, Sherri Branham of Pittsburgh, Pa.; grandchildren, Nicholas (Heather) and Lindsey Branham; great-grandchildren, Noah and Emma Branham; sisters, Zelma Tackett, Zena (Richard) Hall and Karen (Everette) Williams; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Chestnut Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements were under direction of Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home, Cuyahoga Falls.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Doris Butcher

Doris Evelyn Butcher, 88, of Pikeville, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at the Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center, Hazard.

She was born in Durham, N.C., July 17, 1925, the daughter of the late Lucious Hill Meadows and Wilma "Bill" Meadows.

She was a teacher at Millard High School, a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association and a member of First Baptist Church of Pikeville.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Butcher, who died Feb. 22, 1998.

She is survived by three daughters, Paula Thompson of Pikeville, Sue Huffman Stanley (Brad) of Tucker, Ga., and Ruth Moore (John) of Elkhorn City; seven grandchildren, Kenneth Warren Huffman II, Susan Melissa Dasher, William Bradford Stanley, Rachel Evelyn Johnson, John Paul Moore, Paula Michelle Ratliff and Kathryn Lee Haines; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the First Baptist Church of Pikeville with Bro. Paul Badgett and Bro. Bob Norman officiating. Burial will follow in the Porter Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Arrangements are under direction of J.W. Call Funeral Home of Pikeville.

Pallbearers are John Paul Moore, Kenneth Warren Huffman II, W. Brad Stanley, Richard Maynard, Eric Johnson, David Collier, Chris Jude and Harley Johnson.

Memorials may be made to University of Pikeville, 214 Sycamore Street, Pikeville, KY 41501 or Hospice of the Bluegrass - Mountain Rivers, 101 Hibbard Street, Pikeville, KY 41501.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Joseph Fuller

Joseph Edward Fuller, 55, of Phyllis, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Pikeville Medical Center.

He was born in Grundy, Va., Dec. 4, 1957, the son of the late Howard Paul Fuller and Ella Lester Fuller.

He was a coal miner for Excel Mining, an employee of the Office of Mine Safety & Licensing, and a member of the Feds Creek First Church of God.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronnie (Brenda Joyce) Fuller and Theo Fuller.

He is survived by his wife, Charlene Justice Fuller; one daughter, Jodi Danielle Fuller of Phyllis; three brothers, Rodney Lee (Lois) Fuller and Eddie (Deanna) Fuller, both of Feds Creek, Steve Fuller of Stone; one sister, Brenda (Roy) Ratliff of Ashcamp; one sister-in-law, Vicki Fuller of Feds Creek; and a special nephew and caregiver, Rickey Justice.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in the J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel with Nando Mullins Jr. and Dewayne Abshire officiating. Burial will follow in the Annie E. Young Cemetery, East Shelbiana. Arrangements are under direction of J.W. Call Funeral Home of Pikeville.

Visitation is in the chapel after 6 p.m. Thursday.

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

This is a paid obituary.

M.L. Pleasant

M.L. Pleasant, 87, of Shelbiana, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at Pikeville Medical Center.

He was born in Pikeville, Nov. 4, 1926, the son of the late Golden Pleasant and Rena Campbell Pleasant.

He was a conductor for CSX Railroad, a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II, and a member of the Methodist Church.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta Lyons; and one sister, Marie Sowards.

He is survived by one son, Mark Pleasant; two daughters, Pamela Rose Hurley and Nell Rena Reed; one brother, James Pleasant; two sisters, Emogene Smith and Virginia Ratliff; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in the Lucas & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Randy Damron officiating. Burial followed in Annie E. Young Cemetery, East Shelbiana. Arrangements were under direction of Lucas & Son Funeral Home of Pikeville.

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

Jandy Rose

Jandy Rose, 48, of Belcher, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Pikeville Medical Center.

He was born in Pike County, July 26, 1965, the son of the late Buford Rose and Margaret Evelyn Browning Rose.

He was the owner of a landscaping company and was a member of the Elkhorn City Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria Lee Stump Rose; one son, Wes Rose of Belcher; three stepdaughters, Destini McCoy of Mouthcard, Kathleen Stanley of Coon Creek and Brandi Stump of Hellier; one brother, Michael Rose of Shelbiana; and six stepgrandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Ed Belcher officiating. Burial will follow in the Wilson Cemetery at Draffin. Arrangements are under direction of Bailey Funeral Home of Elkhorn City.

Lucy Thacker

Lucy Thacker, 91, of Jackson, Ohio, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.

She was born Sept. 23, 1922, the daughter of the late Tolby Thacker and Rosie Coleman Thacker.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Hattie Goff, Martha Short, Eloise Slone and Stella Justice; and three brothers, Oliver Thacker, Tilden Thacker and Felon Thacker.  

Lucy is survived by two brothers, Ireland Thacker of Rocky Road and Preston Thacker of North Carolina; and three sisters, Lizzie Thacker and Dovie Simons, both of Kimper, and Goldie Cantrell of Garrett.

She is sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Primitive Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Annie E. Young Cemetery, East Shelbiana. Arrangements are under direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home of Pikeville.

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

Mabel Thompson

Mabel Blackburn Thompson, 95, passed away while surrounded by her family on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Harlan, Ky., at the home of her daughter.

Born at Johns Creek, Ky., Sept. 22, 1918, Mabel was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Vangie Blackburn; husband, Nicholas Thompson; brothers, Glen and Clell Blackburn; sister, Olga; a stillborn son; and sisters-in-law, Mary Rawlings and Thelma Blackburn.

She is survived by one son, Bob Thompson of Pikeville, Ky.; three daughters, Sue Wilkerson of Frankfort, Ky., Doris Hunt (Dale) of Lancaster, Ky., and Jenny Roberts of Harlan; grandchildren, Tony Thompson, Angela Andrews, Jeff Thompson, Nicholas Wilkerson, Chad Hunt, Amy Hunt Hutchens, and Thomas Roberts; 12 great-grandchildren, Dustin, Sara, Colby, Carrington, Jacob, Corey, Tyler, Jackson, Jeb, Emma, Jackson D., and Ava Mae; nieces, Glendora Helvey, Gail Ward and Sarah Chaffin; nephew, John Rawlings; and devoted friend, Angie Smith.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. in the J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Orrison officiating. Burial will follow in the Blackburn–Thompson Cemetery at Lower Johns Creek. J.W. Call and Son are in charge of arrangements.

The guestbook made be signed online at www.jwcallfuneralhome.com.

This is a paid obituary.

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