Gary Anderson

Gary Paul Anderson, 75, of Virgie, died Friday, July 5, 2019, at his residence.  

He was born on Nov. 1, 1943, to the late Eugene Anderson and Ruth Branham Anderson Velat.   

He was a member of the Virgie Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Army, having served three years. He had worked as a policeman and detective for the city of High Point, N.Car., and was named Policeman of the Year for his bravery and public service. He returned to Kentucky in 1971 to raise his family. He was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and Pikeville College, where he worked as an Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Affairs. He was employed by the Pike County Fiscal Court and headed various departments during his tenure. He worked with five county judges, including former Governor Paul Patton and Wayne Rutherford, before retiring in 1998. He was also an independent flood insurance adjustor before retiring again in 2010.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Anderson Velat, of High Point, North Carolina.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Linda Johnson Anderson, of Johnson Lane, Virgie; one daughter, Rebecca Ratliff (Dwayne), of Caney Highway; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Johnson Lucas (Jesse), of Shelby Gap, and Sophie Ratliff, of Caney Highway; one grandson, Jordan Ratliff, of Caney Highway; one great-grandson, Noah Eugene Lucas, of Shelby Gap; one sister, Barbara Woods (Danny), of Danbury, N.Car.; one sister-in-law, Patricia Velat, of Jamestown, N.Car.; two brothers-in-law, Philip Johnson (Glenda), of Virgie, and William M. Johnson (Glenna Jo ), of Pikeville; six sisters-in-law, Peggy Braden (Nick), of Houston, Tex., Shirley Owens (Odell), of Bristol, Va., Colleen Clay (James), of Virgie, Glenda Easterling (Richard), of Greensboro, N.Car., Gloria Johns (Barry), of Robinson Creek, and Lavonne Tackett (Rodney), of Virgie; and a host of nieces and nephews.  

He was a wonderful, loving husband, father and grandfather. He will always be in our hearts. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, July 8, 2019, at the Hall & Jones Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Blackburn officiating. Singing by the Virgie Baptist Choir, led by Gail Blackburn. Burial followed at the Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Hall & Jones Funeral Home of Virgie.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Jo Damron

Jo Ann Damron, 83, of Lookout, died Saturday, July 6, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Family Cemetery, Henry Clay. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Inc., of Elkhorn City.

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

Gaylord Friend

Gaylord Wayne Friend, 75, of Upper Chloe Creek, died Sunday, July 7, 2019, at his residence.

He was born in Letcher County, May 5, 1944, the son of the late Beulah Friend.

He served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a heavy equipment operator and a member of the Church of Christ.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Beverly Delauder; and one granddaughter, Mika Blaine Ratliff.

He is survived by his wife, Clara Newsom Friend; one son, Gaylord Wayne Friend Jr. (Amy); two daughters, Polly Anne Flourney and Darianna Friend; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2019, at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Will Stepp officiating. D.A.V. services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, at the funeral home. Special services will be held at 7 p.m. with Willie Meade officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lucas & Son Funeral Home of Pikeville.

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

This is a paid obituary.

7-9-19 Kay Kinder.jpg

Kay Kinder

Kay Kinder

Kay Maynard Kinder, 53, died Saturday, July 6, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Dwayne Smith of the Memorial Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry.

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

7-9-19 Betty May.jpg

Betty May

Betty May

Betty Jane Adkins May, 86, of Pikeville, died Saturday, July 6, 2019, at the Pikeville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born at Pikeville, Dec. 27, 1932, the daughter of the late Leslie and Martha Reynolds Adkins.

She worked as a housekeeper and was a member of the Pikeville Freewill Baptist Church where she was baptized on Aug. 29, 1982.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. May was preceded in death by her husband, Ola Lee May Sr.; two sons, Ola Lee May Jr. and Larry May; one grandson, Brandon Perry; one great-grandson, Jonah Coal Varney; one sister, Glenna Meredith; and two brothers, Eddie Gene Adkins and Freddie Adkins.

Betty is survived by three daughters, Judy May Layne (Chester), of Blaine, Janie May Varney, of Raccoon, and Marsha May Perry, of Tennessee; nine grandchildren, Kenny Thornbury Jr., Amy Williamson, Chad Varney, Ashley McCoy, Josh May, Samantha May, Larry Ryan May, Matt May and Nickolas Perry; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, James Adkins, of Richmond, Va., and Donnie Adkins, of Morristown, Tenn.; one sister, Dottie Sue Henderson, of Macon, Ga.; and a host of other family and great friends.

She will truly be missed and forever loved.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel with Adam Akers and Bud Crum officiating. Burial will follow at the R.H. Ratliff Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Call Funeral Home of Pikeville.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Elmer Ray

Elmer Lee Ray, 83, of South Williamson, died Wednesday, June 3, 2019, at his residence.

Visitation was held from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., Sunday, July 7, 2019, at the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements were under the direction of the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry.

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

Linda Saylor

Linda Jean Saylor, 71, of Harold, died Thursday, July 4, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, July 8, 2019, at the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at the Bush Cemetery, Harold. Arrangements were under the direction of the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home of Pikeville.

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

Ella Tapscott

Ella Mae Tapscott, 72, of Elkhorn City, died Thursday, July 4, 2019.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 7 , 2019, at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at the Dow Brooks Cemetery, Draffin. Arrangements were under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Inc., of Elkhorn City.

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

Sign A Guestbook

Offer a personal message of sympathy...

By sharing a fond memory or writing a kind tribute, you will be providing a comforting keepsake to those in mourning. If you have an existing account with this site, you may log in with that below. Otherwise, you can create an account by clicking on the Log in button below, and then register to create your account.

(0) entries

Sign the guestbook.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.