Helema Belcher

Helema Belcher, 82, of Pikeville, formerly of Elkhorn City, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020.

She was born at Elkhorn City, May 6, 1937, to the late Raymond and Jessie Cantrell Anderson.

She was a devoted mother, a loving grandmother and a cherished great-grandmother.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her spouse, Carlos “Shorty” Belcher; one grandchild, Kelly Collins; and three siblings, Mearneal Raymond, Susan McCloy and Charles Anderson.

She is survived by her devoted children, Debra Parsons (Barry N.) and Billy Joe Belcher (Janey); her grandchildren, Elizabeth Parsons, Shane Parsons, Christopher Jordan Belcher (Stephanie), Jordan Belcher, Brice Hall (Misty), Breanna Jones, Tanner Belcher and Drew Parsons; her great-grandchildren, Brady Hall, Brileigh Hall and Jamison Caleb Belcher; her favorite granddog, Kippy; and one brother, William Anderson.

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

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Samuel Crawford officiating. Burial will follow at the Spears Family Cemetery, Elkhorn City.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10, at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home of Pikeville.  

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

This is a paid obituary.

Julia Bryant

Julia Bryant, 80, of Long Fork, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Hall & Jones Funeral Home of Virgie.

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

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Johnny Coleman

Johnny Coleman

Johnny Clark Coleman, 68, of Poor Bottom Road, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at his residence. He was born in Pike County, Jan. 14, 1951, the son of the late Virgil and Venita Bowling Coleman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Marie Smith and Athena Hopkins.

He is survived by his wife, Melody Kiser Coleman; one son, Kevin Coleman (Jody), of Poor Bottom; one daughter, LeeRetta Ann Coleman, of Elkhorn; three brothers, Richard Dean Coleman, Mark Anthony Coleman and Lowell Thomas “LT” Coleman; nine sisters, Barbara Estep, Debbie Wooten, Tracy Colley, Brenda Ratliff, Elizabeth Adkins, Eleanor Wallace, Mildred Sue Koehn, Bethel Coleman and Joyce Ann Maples, four grandchildren, Melanie, Alexandria, John Austin and David Dylan; three great-grandchildren and one more on the way, Bennet, Avery and Abbie; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at the poor Bottom Freewill Baptist Church with Richard Gibson and others officiating. Burial will follow at the Hopkins Cemetery, Lookout.

Visitation will continue on Thursday, Jan. 9, at the church with services beginning at 7 p.m. Arrangements are 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.

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Darlene Compton

Darlene Compton

Darlene Mullins Compton, 70, of Phelps, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center, South Williamson.  

She was born at Edgarton, W.Va., April 25, 1949, a daughter of the late Elbert and Virgie Murphy Mullins.

She was of the Pentecostal faith, a wonderful people person and absolutely loved to talk.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Compton; one son, Marshall Compton; one daughter, Melissa Kay Compton; one brother, Elbert Mullins Jr.; and two sisters, Ruby Bledsoe and Irene Ratliff.

She is survived by one brother, Danny Mullins (Wilma), of Southgate, Mich.; two grandchildren, Bernie and Emily; a host of nieces and nephews; and her good friends, Barbara Coleman, Joyce Campbell and Connie Mayhorn.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the Jones & West Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fon Chapman officiating. Burial will follow at the Charles Family Cemetery, Phelps. Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Darlene’s memory may be made directly to the funeral home to offset funeral expenses.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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Janet Grossl

Janet Grossl

Janet Grossl, 84, of South Williamson, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at the Tug Valley ARH Skilled Nursing Facility, South Williamson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler with Pastor Ralph Ferree officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. View Memory Gardens, Huddy. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler.

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

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Thera Helmick

Thera Helmick

Thera Smith Helmick, 68, of Monroe, Mich., died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital.

She was born at McCombs (Lower Brushy), Jan. 26, 1961, the daughter of the late Arnold and Susie Jude Smith.

She was employed at Ford Motor Company in Monroe, Mich., for many years. With a strong work ethic and weathering the robots that replaced many of her friends at the plant, she was financially able to provide a great life for her family. She devoted her life to always making sure her family was provided for to the best of her ability. She received Jesus as her Lord and Saviour at a very young age and remained devoted to Him throughout her life. She had a passion for volunteering and giving to others. One of her favorite places to volunteer was the Damascus Way Home, Monroe, Michigan.  They provided services to women and children in need. Some of her hobbies were quilting, gardening and collecting ceramic pieces. Even though she lived in Monroe for many years, Pike County held a special place in her heart. True for her, you can take the girl out of the country, but not out of  the heart.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Orie Mae Gallagher; her brother, Allen Nickson Smith; her niece, Alyson Chapman; her nephew, Donald Ray; her nephew, Christopher Michael Lyons; and her brothers- in-law, Hollis Ray and Ron Shimko.

She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Clapp (James Harris); her sisters, Mary Ray, Lida Shimko, Linda Stanley (Gary), Patricia Stanley (Bob) and Glenda Lyons (Mike); her brothers, Raymond Smith (Cora) and Vernon Smith (Karen); her grandchildren, William Clapp, Kristin Clapp (Dan Sivils) and Joshua Justice (Brittany Bonney); her great-granddaughters, Jaylin Clapp and Edan Ray; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and a host of friends too numerous to list.  

A celebration of her life is being planned for a later date.

Obituary courtesy of the Community Funeral Home of Zebulon.

This is a paid obituary.  

Linda Justice

Linda Jean Justice, 70, of Elkhorn City, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Wilson Cemetery, Draffin. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Inc., of Elkhorn City.

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

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 Lois Justice

Lois Justice

Lois Christine Adkins Justice, 89, of Phyllis, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at the Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Center, Hazard.

She was born Nov. 30, 1930.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Clarence Justice; her granddaughter, Heather Renee Justice; her son, Jerry Michael “Mikie” Justice; her parents, Eunice Caroline Reynolds Adkins and Richard Ruey Adkins; her sisters, Doris Carlene Adkins Allen, Pat Lorraine Adkins Hopkins Branham, Wilma Joann Adkins Keene and Mildred Estelle Adkins; nine brothers, Ruey Jr. Adkins, Millard Estil Adkins, Virgil Adkins, Jimmy Adkins, Richard Leroy Adkins, Bennie Howard Adkins, Robert Eugene (Bobby) Adkins, Donnie Blake Adkins and David Arthur Adkins.

She is survived by seven children, Billy Clarence Justice (Sandy), Wanda Gail Justice Cox (Louis), Sandy Lynn Justice Bridgeman (James), Stevie Everett Justice, Joey Ray Justice, Sherry Denise Justice Watson and David Keith Justice; one daughter-in-law, Judy Carol Justice (Mikie’s wife); two sisters, Brenda Karen Adkins Epling Kinder and Norma Sue Adkins Sanders Huffman (Charles); 12 grandchildren, Tina Gibson, Sabrina Branham, Shannon Fuller (Daniel), Kasha Crum (Keith), Camron Cox, Ashley Justice, Chad Bridgeman (Charlene), Stephanie Hadley (Michael), Jason Bridgeman (Meredith), Adam Watson (Nicole), Shane Watson and Ariell Thacker Justice Estep; 18 great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Justice Ray (Wesley), Peyton Gibson, Ryan Branham, Noah Branham, Destini Rowe Fuller, Kaleigh Hunt, Kira Hunt, Madison Cox, Jamie Daniels (Henry), Serenity Hope Bridgeman, Tori Smith (Anthony), Josh Hurley, Penelope Watson, Jackson Watson, Grayson Kayde Estep, Nolan Estep, Gracelyn Bridgeman and Cayson Bridgeman; three great-great-grandchildren, Konnor Daniels, Austin Daniels and McKenna Smith; and several friends and family.  

The family would like to express our thanks to the CNA’s, nurses and LPN’s for all the care they showed toward OUR MOM.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at the Phyllis Church of Christ with Jason Bridgeman and Jeff Ramey officiating. Burial will follow at the Justice Cemetery, Hurricane Creek, Fishtrap, with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will continue on Thursday, Jan. 9, at the church with services beginning at 7 p.m. 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.

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Glenda Miracle

Glenda Miracle

Glenda C. Miracle, 74, of Zion, Ill., died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at Vista East Hospital, Waukegan, Illinois.

She was born at Virgie, Sept. 27, 1945, the daughter of the late Allard Elswick and Dallah Tackett.

She attended and graduated from Virgie High School. She married Herbert L. Miracle on March 31, 1978, but was formerly married to Clarense Chaney in 1964. She worked for many years at Zion Chamber of Commerce and was a member of Mis-Shifts Car Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Freda J. Elswick; a brother, Daryl Elswick; and a sister, Geneva Webb.

She is survived by her husband, Herbert L. Miracle; her son, Kevin C.

Chaney; her step-sons, Michael W. Miracle and David L. Miracle; her grandchildren, Nick, Alec and Hayley Miracle, Zach, Blaze and Ace Chaney and Aaden and Owen Grider; her sister, Gloria Damron; her sister-in-law, Imal Elswick; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at the Hall & Jones Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Frank Tackett Cemetery, Long Fork.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, at the funeral home. Arrangements are 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.

Billie Mooneyhan

Billie Mooneyhan, 81, Pikeville, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  

She was born March 16, 1938, to the late Willie and Dessie Parks Harmon.  

She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Mooneyhan; and one son, Ron Mooneyhan.

She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Thomas, of Pikeville; three sisters, Barbara Mooneyhan, Wanda Snyder and Ruby Heron; three grandchildren, Matthew Thomas, Jennifer Thomas and Mark Thomas; and one great-grandchild, Kaden Thomas.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are 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.

Elvie Mounts

Elvie Mounts, 90, of Freeburn, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Freeburn Free Pentecostal Church with Pastor Kenny Chapman and Emory Wolford officiating. Burial will follow at the Mounts Cemetery of Barrenshe Creek, Freeburn.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10, at the church with services beginning at 7 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services, Inc., of Phelps.

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

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Tivis Newsom

Tivis Newsom

Tivis Newsom, 86, of Little Robinson Creek, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at Pikeville Medical Center.

He was born at Biscuit, Sept. 6, 1933, the son of the late Estil Ted Newsom and Lilie Mae Bryant Newsome.  

He was the husband of Esther Casebolt Newsom for 60 years, a retired coal miner for Bethlehem Steel Coal Company and a member of the Fords Branch Church of Christ and the U.M.W.A.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Mildred Anderson; and one infant brother.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Tivis Newsom Jr. (Susan); two daughters, Tammy Caudill (Ronald) and Teresa Bentley (Ricky); one sister, Glenda Faye Akers; three brothers, Clifford Newsom, Bobby Gene Newsom and Paul Dean Newsom; four grandchildren, Ronald Douglas Caudill (Chelsea), Wesley Adam Bentley, Esther Renee Poulos (Robert) and Sarah Elizabeth Chapman (Daniel); and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Willie Meade officiating. Burial will follow at the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Shelbiana. 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.

“Rick” Stacy

Richard Wayne “Rick” Stacy, 61, of Belcher, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Pikeville Medical Center.

He was born at Pikeville, July 27, 1958, the son of Willis Ray Stacy, of Gray, Tenn., and the late Julie Florine Stalker Stacy.

He was a coal miner and a member of the First Church of God Church, Elkhorn City.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Doreen Stewart Stacy, of Belcher; one son, Patrick Stacy (Aimee), of Elkhorn City; one daughter, Nicole Wilson (Chase), of Knoxville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Landon Stacy, Lily Kate Stacy, Molly Stacy and Caroline Wilson; two sisters, Lynn Stacy Wagner, of Gray, Tenn., and Janice Cantrell (Randy), of Elkhorn City; three brothers, Carter Stacy (DuRhonda) and Mike Stacy (Kay), both of Elkhorn City, and Roger Stacy (Donna), of Belcher; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel with Scotty Adkins officiating. Burial will follow at the Dow Brooks Cemetery, Draffin.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10, at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Inc., of Elkhorn City.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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Cameron Woods

Cameron Woods

Cameron Laing Woods, 64, of Dandridge, Tenn., died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, following a brief illness.

He was born in Beckley, W.Va., Jan. 27, 1955, the youngest son of Clyde and Annabelle Woods, of Slab Fork/Glade Springs, West Virginia.

He attended Greenbrier Middle School, Lewisburg, W.Va., and Concord College. He was retired. He was formerly employed by Tom Winter Truck and Bus, A.T. Massey at Rocky Hollow, Mahon Enterprises, Patriot Coal and Grand Eagle Mining. He was also co-founder of P.E.C. Corporation, Ragland, West Virginia.

He was preceded in death by one son, Alexander Woods, of South Williamson.

He is survived by S.C. Woods III and Tammy Woods, of Ragland, W.Va.; Shawn, Jessica, Shawna and Ethan Reuter, of Abbotsford, British Columbia; Keith, Jenny, Amaryah and D.K. Mosby, of Ragland, W.Va.; and S.C. IV, Sondra, Samuel V. and Sadie Woods, of Varney, West Virginia.

A celebration of life service will be held from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the Conley Memorial Baptist Church, Delbarton, West Virginia. A celebration of life service to be held at Dandridge, Tenn., will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Farrar Funeral Home of Dandridge, Tennessee.

This is a paid obituary.

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