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Obituaries 2-6-2016

Ruth Eversole

Ruth Eversole, 72, of Virgie, died Friday, February 5, 2016, at Pikeville Medical Center.

Funeral services were incomplete as of presstime Friday and will be announced later by Hall and Jones Funeral Home of Virgie.

Mary Hogan

Mary Marjorie Justice Hogan, 87, of Beckley, W.Va., died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born Sept. 5, 1929, in Pikeville, Mary spent most of her life in Beckley. She attended Pikeville Business College and worked for many years as a secretary in Hawaii at the end of World War II, as well as in Pikeville and Beckley.

Prior to becoming a patient at Harper Mills Nursing Home and the Bowers Hospice House, Mary lived in the home of her beloved son, Richard Hogan in Beaver, W.Va.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Lula McCoy Justice and Lucas Bee Justice, as well as all 10 of her siblings: Gustavia, Curtis, Charlie Ralph, Bee Jr., Rush, Wallace, Loyd, Hi Pauley, Katie and Virginia.

Mary is survived by her son, Richard Warren Hogan of Beaver, and her daughter and son-in-law, Pamela Briggs Hogan and Warren Primiano, of Swampscott, Mass. She is also survived by her two beloved grandchildren,

granddaughter Mary Amanda Reeder, and her husband William Lambert, and their children, Evan, Max and Beatrice, and grandson Briggs Andrew Reeder, his wife Abigale Reeder, and their children, Claire and Meara; as well as many nieces, nephews and their families.

To her grandchildren Mary was known affectionately as “Beckley Ma.”

Mary’s ashes will be buried in a family cemetery in Pikeville at a later date.

Donations may be made to the Bowers Hospice House.

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center.

Condolences may be made at

This is a paid obituary.

Elmo Miracle

Elmo Miracle, 77, of Indian Creek, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at his home.

He was born at Elwood, Dec. 15, 1938, the son of the late Albert Holden and Mollie Fern Miracle.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Johnson Miracle; two brothers, Bill Miracle and Sonny Miracle; and one sister, Betty Sue Woods.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Carol Johnson Miracle; one son, David Miracle (Brenda) of Robinson Creek; three daughters, Connie Sue Hopkins (Brian) of Indian Creek, Annetta Fern Stewart (Brian) of Belcher and Jennifer Lynn Stiltner (Kevin) of Lick Creek; three stepsons, Joseph Leander Slone (Teresa) of Martin, Teddy Ray Slone (Diana) of Allen and Richard Duane Slone (Tabitha) of Elwood; one stepdaughter, Polly Marina Collins (Jason) of Caney; one brother, Freddy Miracle (Katherine) of Little Creek; two sisters, Nancy Lou Compton (Robert) of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Helen Berniece Johnson (Tom) of Granger, Ind.; 10 grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, two great-stepgrandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and one great-great-stepgrandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, in the Bethel Freewill Baptist Church with Bethel Freewill Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Roberts Cemetery, Jonancy. Arrangements are under direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home of Virgie.

Visitation will begin at noon Saturday, at the church, with services at 7 with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Sunday services will be conducted at 7 p.m. by Bethel Freewill Baptist ministers.

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This is a paid obituary.

Jessie Scott

Jessie Scott, 86, of Somerset, formerly of Elkhorn City, died Friday, February 5, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, February 8, at Bailey Funeral Home Chapel, Elkhorn City.

Arrangements are under direction of Bailey Funeral Home of Elkhorn City.

James Sincell Jr.

James Sincell Jr., 56, of Phelps, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Pikeville Medical Center.  

Born December 14, 1959 in Williamson, W.Va., he was a son of the late JoAnn Ellis and James Sincell.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister; Betty Pena; and an infant brother, Sammy Sincell.  

James was a former employee of the Pike County Road Department and was of the Pentecostal Faith. He loved to spend time riding four wheelers and sharing a few laughs with friends.  

Those left to mourn his passing include one son, James Allen Sincell of Phelps; two daughters, Brittany (Ryan) New of Phelps and Amy (Rabon) Wolford of Louisa; four grandchildren, Riley and Laikyn New and Rabon and Jacob Wolford; three brothers, Frankie, George and Robbie Sincell; one sister, Patsy Chapman; special friends, Super Dave, Lynn, Jennifer, Pork, Jonnika, Preston and Sherry Adkins. James is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.  Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, February 8,  at the Jones and West Funeral Home, Phelps, with Rev. Mitch Bowling officiating. Burial will follow in the Wolford Cemetery, Bones Branch of Phelps.  Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with special services at 7 p.m. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones and West Funeral Home of Phelps.  

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Roberta Stacy

Roberta Stacy, 63, of Buskirk, died Thursday, February 4, 2016, at her residence.

Funeral services were incomplete as of presstime Friday and will be announced later by Chambers Funeral Services of Matewan, W.Va.

Online condolences may be expressed at,

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