Patsy Adkins

Patsy Lee Stiltner Adkins, 70, of Phyllis, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at her residence.

She was born in Pike County, March 19, 1949, the daughter of the late Noah O’Neil and Thelma Nelson Stiltner.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two children, Sherry Diane Adkins and Baby Adkins; one grandchild, Jaxson Leedy; and three siblings, Sandy Stiltner, Jacqueline Brown and Ronnie Stiltner.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 54 years, Randall F. Adkins; her children, Anthony Randall Adkins (Tawanna) and Julie Dawn Mullins (Johnny); a very special granddaughter, Bethany Danielle Leedy (Travis); her grandchildren, Gabriel Q. Adkins, Shania Lewis (Tyler), Devin Edmonds (Reagan), Tommy Fouts (Tiffany), Gavin Collins, Brody Mullins and Jordan Hunt; her great-grandchildren, Jasper Leedy, Maverick Leedy, Audrey Lewis and Ember Edmonds; her siblings, Sharon Smith, Angela Owens, and Jeff Stiltner; and her special nieces and nephews, Rebecca Justice, Stevie Adkins , Jarred Adkins, Teresa Adkins and Lil Jerry Adkins.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Annie E. Young Cemtery, Shelbiana.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, at the funeral home with services beginning at 7 p.m. each night. Arrangements are under the direction of the Thacker Memroial Funeral Home of Pikeville.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Robert Bevins

Robert Edward Bevins, 52, of Phyllis, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at his residence.

He was born in Letcher County, Aug. 31, 1967, the son of the late James David Bevins and Gearldine Anderson Bevins.

He is survived by his wife, Christina Pugh Bevins, of Phyllis; one son, Justin Lee Bevins, of Louisville; one brother, James Bevins, of Paris; and two sisters, Beverly Bevins, of Greensburg, and Rhonda Burks, of Louisville.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Community Funeral Home Chapel with Dwayne Abshire officiating. Burial will follow at the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Shelbiana. Arrangements are under the direction of the Community Funeral Home of Zebulon.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Tiffany Caudill

Tiffany Caudill, 43, of Broad Bottom, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at her residence. 

She was born July 21, 1976, to Charlene Woods, of Broad Bottom, and the late Lannie Darl Caudill. 

She loved to write songs and play different instruments, especially the guitar, at the Appalshop in Whitesburg. She loved to sing at the Brickhouse, in Prestonsburg,and on the radio station, at Harold, and various other places. She loved creating music.  

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her half-sister, Tina Caudill, of Florida; a half-brother, Christopher Caudill, of Virgie; special family members, Annette (Bobby), Heather, Charlotte and Victor; and all her friends, especially her music friends.

Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at the Hall & Jones Funeral Home Chapel. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. 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.

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Pops Dingess

“Pops” Dingess

Curtis Curby “Pops” Dingess, 86, of Goodman, W.Va., died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at the Huntleyville Gospel Revelation Church with Harrison Baisden and Haskell Runyon officiating. Burial will follow at the Johnson Cemetery, Falls Branch, West Virginia.

Visitation will continue on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the church with services beginning at 7 p.m., with Danny Spaulding officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry.

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

Karmen Edmonds

Karmen Celeste Edmonds, gained her angel wings Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, with Donnie Hall officiating. Burial followed at the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Shelbiana. Arrangements were under the direction of the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home of Pikeville.

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

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Gary Fletcher

“Fletch” Fletcher

Gary Lynn “Fletch” Fletcher, 60, of Kimper, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Pikeville Medical Center. 

He was born at Freeburn, Oct. 3, 1959, a son of the late John R. and Rebecca Wolford Fletcher.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Jimmy Darrell Fletcher (infant), Jimmy Douglas Fletcher (infant), Jerry Fletcher and Ronnie Fletcher

He was a retired coal miner, having worked for McCoy Elkhorn Coal Corporation. He was of the Christian faith – Church of God denomination. He loved anything to do with horses. He loved to breed, raise, ride and race them. He loved fishing with his wife Fayetta; that was “their thing.”  He loved following his UK Wildcats, Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Reds. Most of all, he loved spending time with and loving his grandchildren.   

He is survived by his wife, Fayetta Fletcher (Layne), of Kimper; one son, Travis Fletcher (Jessica LeeAnn), of Shelbyville; one daughter, Jessica Lynn (Fletcher) and Travis Adams; four sisters, Barbara Brizendine, Carol Green, Debbie Daugherty (James) and JoAnna Fletcher, all of Phelps; six grandchildren, Trevor Fletcher, Brayden Fletcher and Conner, Gavin, Jaxon and Gary Tucker Adams; and a host of nieces and nephews whom he loved very much.

He had a family of non-biological brothers, as well. He called them “brothers from different mothers.” They are, Sam Smith, Keith “Kebo” Turnmire, Chris Anderson, Kenny Runyon, Ronald “Runt” Ward, Larry Wayne Abbott and  Keith “Jap” Layne.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Jones & West Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Benny Freeman and Harold Layne officiating. Burial will follow at the Fletcher/Layne Family Cemetery, Kimper. Immediately following burial services, dinner will be held at the Kimper Community Center. Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Richard Fuller

Richard Fuller, 64, of Fedscreek, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Pikeville.

He was born in Buchanan County, Va., Nov. 7, 1955, the son of the late Paul and Mary Lou Skeens Fuller.

He was a biomedical technician at Buchanan General Hospital and of the Christian Faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Dean Fuller.

He is survived by one son, Richard Donovan Fuller; two sisters, Brenda Varney (Harold) and Felicia Justice (Ronnie), both of Phyllis; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Jones Fork Cemetery, Fedscreek, with Dwayne Abshire 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.

Glenn Gooden

Glenn Dwight Gooden, 66, of Marshalls Branch of Long Fork, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Pikeville Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 26, 1953, to the late Harold R. and Myrtle Abigail Johnson Gooden. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Kathy Branham.

He is survived by one brother, Bobby Gooden, of Marshalls Branch; four sisters, Sonja Daniels, of Wyandotte, Mich., Beatrice Tarr, of Georgetown, Linda Hall, of Frenchburg, and Ernestine Burke, of Marshalls Branch; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Gooden Family Cemetery, Marshalls Branch with Church of Christ Ministers officiating. 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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Terry Hampton

Terry Hampton

Terry Hampton, 42, of Marshalls Branch of Long Fork, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.  

He was born March 16, 1977, to Charles “Benny” Hampton and Inez Burke Hampton.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Emma; two daughters, Ashley Lynn Bentley, of Owensboro, and Autumn Elizabeth Bentley, of Long Fork; seven brothers, Emmitt Jerrell, of Pikeville, Larry Jerrell, of Tennessee, David Hampton, of West Virginia, his twin brother, Gary Don Hampton, of Virgie, Brad Hampton, of Virgie, Joshua Hicks and John Newsome (nephew); two sisters, Elizabeth Hicks, of Pikeville, and Ellen Kaschner; and three grandchildren, Emily, Jonathan and Khaleesie.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Hall & Jones Funeral Home Chapel with Don Tackett officiating. Burial will follow at the Joe Burke Cemetery, Marshalls Branch of Long Fork. 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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Freddie McCoy

Freddie McCoy

Freddie McCoy, 73, of Harlan, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington.

He was born at Burning Fork, Pikeville, March 27, 1946, the son of the late Berlin and Lessie Taylor McCoy.

He was a member of the United Steelworkers in Road Construction and a member of the Harlan Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael McCoy; and a grandson, Dalton McCoy.

He is survived by two sons, Eddie McCoy (Rosalie), of Morristown, Tenn., and Freddie McCoy (Angie), of Pikeville; three grandchildren, Freddie “Hobo” McCoy (Molly), Caleb McCoy and Mason McCoy, all of Pikeville; one great-grandchild, Jaxon McCoy, of Pikeville; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at the Pikeville Freewill Baptist Church with Freewill Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial will follow at the Maynard-McCoy Cemetery, Burning Fork, with Freddie McCoy, Freddie “Hobo” McCoy, Caleb McCoy, Jeff McPeek, Eddie McCoy, Todd McCoy and Mason McCoy serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, at the church. 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.

Joseph Morgan

Joseph Morgan, 60, of Dorton, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center, Hazard.

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.

William Steele

William Gregory Steele, 63, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at his residence. 

He was born in Pike County, Oct. 5, 1956, to his parents the late William Steele and Mable Greathouse Benner.  

He was a carpenter and a member of the Pleasant Valley Church at Harolds Branch.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ginger Steele.

He is survived by one son, Jonathan Triplett; his caregiver and best friend, Beverly Ward; a special neighbor and friend, Roy Gannon; his brother, Paul Benner; his nephew, Joe Benner; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Danny Bartley 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.

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Donnie Tackett

“Donnie” Tackett Jr.

Donald Ray “Donnie” Tackett Jr., 54, of Pikeville, husband of Lisa Noe Tackett, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020.

He was born at Wyandotte, Mich., June 29, 1965, a son of Rosena Burton Tackett, of Grethel, and the late Donald Ray “Bunker” Tackett.

He was a Special Procedures Technologist and former owner of Mingo-Pike Radiology. He was a  member of The American Society of Radiologic Technologist, the KY Society of Radiologic Technologist and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist. He was also a member of the Wheelwright Masonic Lodge #889 F&AM and a member of the Vogel Day United Methodist Church.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one nephew, Joseph Ratliff.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by one son, Cory Isaac Tackett; one brother, Johnny Keith Tackett (Lula), of Stanville; one sister, Vicky Renee Ratliff (Tony), of Harold; one niece, Rebecca Horn (Wes); one nephew, Benjamin Tackett (Kaitlyn); and one great-nephew; Carter Tackett.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Vogel Day United Methodist Church, Harold, with Dennis Love officiating. Burial will follow at the Tackett Family Cemetery, Grethel.

Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of services on Saturday. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home of Martin.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Darrell Winsett

Darrell Wayne Winsett, 70, of South Daytona, Fla., died Jan. 1, 2020, at Advent Health Daytona Beach, following a valiant battle with cancer.

He was born in Hopkinsville, the only child of the late Alpha Winsett and Alma Blake Winsett, of South Daytona, Florida.

He is survived by his wife of 33 ½ years, Brenda T. Culpepper; two daughters, Lisa R. Murray, of Virginia, and Erica W. Riggleman, of North Carolina; one step-daughter, Katasha Culpepper, of Texas; and five grandchildren.

After graduating from high school and prep school, he enlisted into the Air Force where he served four years in Plattsburgh, New York. After leaving the Air Force, he attended the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture with a BS and MS(abt). He worked as a Pulmonary Physiologist for the VA in research, and later for the Tobacco and Health Research Institute with the College of Pharmacy studying the effects of cigarette smoke on the lungs. He then moved to Wright Patterson AFB, where he continued to work in research for the Air Force, Navy and Army. The EPA needed a Pulmonary Physiologist, so he moved his family to Research Triangle Park, N.Car., where he and his wife worked until they retired to South Daytona, Fla., in December 2016.

He was a member of Crossroads Church on Clyde Morris Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Burial and graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Hunt Cemetery, Boldman. Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Call Funeral Home of Pikeville.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The American Cancer Society, 4338 13 St., Ashland, Ky. 41102.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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