Opal Bentley

Opal Margaret Bentley, 85, of Neon, died Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Neon Church of Christ with Preacher Johnny King officiating. Burial will follow at the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking. Arrangements are under the direction of the Baker Funeral Home of Pound, Virginia.

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

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Patti Branham

Patti Branham

Patti Branham, 65, of Dandridge, Tenn., died Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at her residence.

She was born in Ohio, July 17, 1953, the daughter of the late Kermit and Flo Case Stepp Kirk.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Ernie Eugene Stepp.

She is survived by her husband, Randy Branham, of Dandridge, Tenn.; two sons, WM Eugene Stepp (Jeanie), of Sidney, and Chad Branham, of Orlando, Fla.; four brothers, Winston Leo Kirk (Linda), Lloyd Randall Kirk (Susan), Chester Kirk (Darlene) and James Daniel Kirk (Tina), all of Pikeville; two sisters, Elizabeth Branham (Bruce) and Jaqueline Kirk, both of Pikeville; four grandchildren, Julie Stepp, Johnathan Boyd, Alissa Stepp and Emily Stepp; three great-grandchildren, Rylie, Kynlee and Bentley; and many other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the Community Funeral Home Chapel with Jason Lowe and Shawn Ward officiating. Burial will follow at the Bent Ridge Cemetery, Pikeville.

Visitation will continue on Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Community Funeral Home of Zebulon.

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

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

This is a paid obituary.

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Sheila Burnette

Sheila Burnette

Sheila Kaye Goff Burnette, 69, of Grassy Branch Road, Raccoon, died Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, Tennessee.

She was born in Pike County, Aug. 5, 1949, the daughter of the late Rastus and Hazel Mercer Goff.

She was a retired cashier from Walmart and a member of the Grassy Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Ronnie Goff; and one sister, Phyllis Beck.

She is survived by her husband, Sammy Burnette; two daughters, Angie Lester (Patrick) and Cindy Adkins (Johnny); two sisters, Sharon Lowe and Karen Bentley; two grandchildren, Jacob Keith Justice and MacKensi Faith Lester: and a host of loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Lester Morris and others officiating. Burial will follow at the R.H. Ratliff Mausoleum at Shelbiana.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home 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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Michael Coleman

Michael Coleman

Michael Wayne Coleman, 61, of Pikeville, died Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

He was born at Pikeville, Dec. 27, 1957, the son of the late Jack and Sarah Tackett Coleman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jeffrey Jack Coleman.

He is survived by his special friend, Patty Blankenship; two daughters, Candice Michelle Chapman (Tommy) and Amanda Dawn Coleman; three sisters, Judy Coleman (Roger), Shelia Thompson and Susie Bowling (Patrick); four grandchildren, Mason Coleman, Jayson Chapman, Riley Coleman and Emily Adkins; and one great-grandchild, Parker Coleman.

He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Primitive Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow at the James Family Cemetery at Johns Creek.

Visitation will continue on Saturday at the funeral home with services beginning at 7 p.m. 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.

Alice Griffith

Alice Marie Griffith, 86, of Little Card Road, Mouthcard, died Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center.

She was born at Freeburn, Sept. 19, 1932, the daughter of the late Clell Hunt Sr. and Rosie Robinette Hunt.

She was a retired dietary director at Grundy Hospital, Grundy, Virginia.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Edwin M. Griffith; three sisters, Mildred Hunt, Stella Abshire and Geraldine Colley; two brothers, Eugene Hunt (Clifford) and John Will Hunt; one grandson, Michael Kevin Fields; one son-in-law, Eugene Fields; and one great-granddaughter, Madison Bailee Frederick.

She is survived by two sons, Eddie D. Griffith (Kathy) and William K. “Tattoo” Griffith (Becky); five daughters, Rosenell Fields (Eugene), Patty Freeman (Billy), Clara Taylor (Worley), Patricia Griffith (Tish) and Angela Burchett (Stephen); 10 grandchildren, Keith Fields (Vivian), Michelle Frederick (Chris), Alicion Freeman Slone, Tabitha Stoll (Adam), Jessica Radar (Jeremy), Bill Freeman (Geri), Natasha Nicole Pierson (Kyle), Korey Fields, Mason Griffith and Maria Griffith; eight great-grandchildren, Jacob Fields (Becky), Kristina Fields, Michael Fields, Christin Frederick, Greyson Radar, Caroline Slone, Matthew Stoll and Kithius Isley; two great-great-grandchildren, Adalyn Faith Fields and Kinsley Fields; one brother, Clell Hunt Jr. (Barbara); three sisters, Ocie Owens (Jimmy), Vannie Miltimore (Eugene) and Piney Mullins (Lenville); and a host of loving nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and neighbors.

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

Special thanks to Heather Sullivan for her loving care of our precious mother. We would like to thank everyone for their prayers and visitations. We would also like to thank Dr. Samuel King and his staff, all of the doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, physical, occupational and respiratory therapists, laboratory personnel, cafeteria personnel and other members of the hospital staff at PMC who showed compassion to our mother and family and rendered excellent care.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Lloyd Holland officiating. Burial will follow at the Big Rock Memorial Garden, Big Rock Virginia.

Visitation only will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. 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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Louise Mullins

Louise Mullins

Janice Louise Johnson Mullins, 77, of McRoberts, formerly of Virgie, died Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at her residence.

She was born on May 7, 1942, the daughter of the late Everett and Edra Mae Elswick Tackett.

She was a member of the Long Fork Old Regular Baptist Church and was formerly employed as the cafeteria manager at Virgie High School.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Everett “Buster” Johnson; two brothers, George Tackett and Roy Tackett; one sister, Burnis Tackett; and one sister-in-law, Belle Kiser Tackett.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Mullins, of McRoberts; three sons, Barry Johnson (Connie), of Virgie, Brad Johnson (Audrey), of Morehead, and Mitchell Mullins (Robin), of Seco; three daughters, Pamela King (John), of Bluefield, Va., Susan Johnson Collins, of Virgie, and Tammy Hall (Joe), of Mt. Sterling; two brothers, Johnny Tackett (Willa), of Virgie, and James Tackett (Net Hall), of Pikeville; one sister, Dorothy Hampton (Ronnie), of Virgie; one sister-in-law, Bernice Tackett, of Indiana; nine grandchildren, Cody (April), Ashley (Jon), Matthew, Katelyn, Charity, Tildon (Kristina), Brady, Noah and Bailey; two great-grandchildren, Colt and Mollie Mae; and her special caretakers, Franka Adams, Sarah Boggs and Christy McHone.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the Long Fork Old Regular Baptist Church with Gary Hampton, James Tackett and Jerry Damron officiating. Burial will follow at the W.P. Johnson Cemetery, Sebastians Branch.

Visitation will continue on Saturday 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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Bill Jack Rowe

“Bill Jack” Rowe

William Jackson “Bill Jack” Rowe, 78, of Pikeville, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 11:07 p.m. at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington.

He was born in Pike County on Jan. 27, 1941.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Merry Glema Goff Rowe; father, Milder Champ Rowe; and sister, Mary Ann Reed.

He leaves behind a wife, Betty Sue Rowe; three sisters, Rosalie Rawlings, Kathleen Kinsel and Middy Veal; three children, William Jackson “Jack” Rowe, Melissa Ann Rowe and Robert Miles Rowe; and many nieces and nephews.

He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in Industrial Arts and was a lifelong student. He was always learning, inventing, problem solving and seeking to perfect a craft or hone his knowledge on a subject. He taught briefly at Bryan Station High School in Lexington, but missing his home, returned to Pikeville to work in the coal industry with his family, as well as running his own coal company and later a reclamation company. His work provided for his family, but he had many passions and interests including carpentry, fishing and beekeeping. He was a master carpenter producing works of art, sourcing and milling his own lumber to make furniture for his family and friends. As a master apiarist, he was very active in the Pike County Bee Club and used his carpentry skills to construct all the components required for beekeeping. He had a lifelong love of fishing and he shared that passion with his family and friends at his house on Lake Weiss, Alabama.

He was a father figure, a mentor and teacher to all those who were blessed to have crossed his path in this life. He will be deeply missed.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road, Shelbiana.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Saturday 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.

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