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Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2011 12:50 pm

Ballard Brown

Ballard Brown, 85, of Lockbourne, Ohio, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at his home.

He was born in Pike County, Jan. 19, 1926, the son of the late Wilburn and Siltania Johnson Brown.

He was self-employed and had previously worked for American Standard in Columbus, Ohio. He was a charter member of Little Angel Old Regular Baptist Church since 1964 and was treasurer from 1964 to 2009.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Alvin Brown and Northern Brown; and two sisters, Rosie Cole and Vassie Flanery.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Myrtle L. (Boggs); one son, Leonard Brown (Pat) of Lockbourne; one daughter, Kathy Mankin (David) of Dublin, Ohio; two brothers, Johnie Brown of North Carolina and Russell Brown (Rachel) of Virgie; three grandchildren, Chris Brown (Marinda Perrill), Jennifer Wood (Phil) and Andrew Mankin (Cortney York); four great-grandchildren, Landyn Brown, Caden Wood, Gabby Wood and Levi Mankin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Little Angel Old Regular Baptist Church with Moderator Danny Carty officiating. Burial will follow in the Beckett Cemetery, Commercial Point, Ohio. Arrangements are under direction of Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home of Ashville, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Little Angel Church, c/o James Finley, 3996 Paradise Rd., Sugar Grove, Ohio, 43155.

 

Alma Chapman

Alma June Chapman, 72, of Kimper, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at Pikeville Medical Center.

She was born in Steubenville, Ohio, July 18, 1939, the daughter of the late Theodore McAtee and Elma Smith McAtee.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Meathouse Freewill Baptist Church.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, David “G.I.” Chapman; one brother, Wayne McAtee; and one sister, Margarette Bonecutter.

She is survived by her husband, James E. Chapman Sr.; one son, Jimmy Chapman of Lower Johns Creek; one daughter, Gloria Chapman of Harold; one brother, Bobby McAtee of Ohio; two sisters, Clara Harris of Sandusky, Ohio, and Caroline Walkden of Ohio; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Community Funeral Home Chapel with Adam Chapman and Gary Thacker officiating. Burial followed in the Chapman Family Cemetery, Rockhouse of Big Creek. Arrangements were under direction of Community Funeral Home of Zebulon.

Daniel Cline Jr.

Daniel Allen Cline Jr., 49, of South Williamson, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at his home.

He was born in Mullins, W.Va., Feb. 12, 1962, the son of Doris Cline Wingler of Williamson, W.Va., and the late Daniel Allen Cline.

He was a coal miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Elby.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his stepfather, Burl Lester Jr. of Williamson; one daughter, Danielle Bow of Chesapeake, Va.; two sisters, Carolyn Lyons and Veleda Marcum, both of Hatfield; and two grandchildren, Jesse Allen Bow and Cloey Elizabeth Bow.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the Lynco Freewill Baptist Church, Lynco, W.Va., with Jay Blankenship and William Cook officiating. Burial will follow in the Cline Family Cemetery, Sun Hill, W.Va. Arrangements are under direction of R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry.

 Visitation is in the funeral home chapel after 6 p.m. Friday, with special services at 7 p.m., and at the church after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Online condolences may be made at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com.

Clifford Combs

Clifford Randall Combs, 71, of Topmost, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at Pikeville Medical Center.

He is survived by his wife, Mae Hall Combs.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Providence Regular Baptist Church, Topmost, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Joe Hall Cemetery, Topmost. Arrangements are under direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin.

Visitation is all day Thursday with Masonic services at 7 p.m. and church services following.

Charles Elswick

Charles R. “Charlie Bob” Elswick, 96, of Stone, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at his home.

He was born on Winns Branch, Aug. 15, 1915, the son of the late James B. and Minnie Stayten Elswick.

He was a retired educator and a United Methodist minister.

His various positions as an educator were: teacher in several one- and two-teacher schools, head teacher in a three-room school, sixth grade teacher at the old Sharondale Elementary School, teacher at Phelps High School, teacher at the old Johns Creek High School, principal at Johns Creek and Phelps high schools, instructional supervisor and director of pupil transportation, all in the Pike County School System.

He served part-time pastorates in United Methodist churches in Pike, Floyd and Powell counties. After retiring from the school system, he devoted his time to the clergy, serving in turn, as pastor of Prater Memorial Methodist Church, Salyersville; associate pastor at City Methodist Church, Gary, Ind.; associate pastor Pikeville United Methodist Church; pastor of Stone United Methodist Church and Martin/Dwale Charge, Martin.

He was a graduate of Pikeville Junior College, Kentucky Wesleyan College and George Peabody College for Teachers (now Vanderbilt University’s College of Education). He also attended the University of Kentucky and Garrett Biblical Institute in Evanston, Ill.

During his active years, he belonged to several professional organizations and service clubs and served a term as executive secretary-treasurer of the Eastern Kentucky Education Association.

He was a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, the National Retired Teachers Association, a retired elder in the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church, and a Free and Accepted Mason.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Carlyle Vass Elswick; and one brother, G. Ed Elswick (Elizabeth), formerly of Thackerville, Okla.

He is survived by one son, Rudolph A. Vass (Millicent) of Forest Hills; one daughter, Kiki Bentley (Ernest) of Stone; four grandchildren, Jason Vass, Alex Vass, Kiki C. Bentley and Shane Bentley; and two great-grandchildren, Jaiden Vass and Isaac Vass.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the Pikeville United Methodist Church with the Rev. James C. Stratton and the Rev. Tim Swanston officiating. Burial will follow in the Bent Ridge Cemetery, Meta. Arrangements are under direction of J.W. Call Funeral Home of Pikeville.

Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Pallbearers are W. Allen Blackburn, Robert P. Combs, Steve Elswick, John B. Labreche, Stephen Owens, Lynn Parrish, Jon Stratton, Alex Vass and Eddie Venters Sr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pikeville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 311, Pikeville, KY 41502, or Salem United Methodist Church, c/o Tim Swanston, 229 Lowes Branch Road, Pikeville, KY 41501.

Online condolences may be made at www.jwcallfuneralhome.com.

This is a paid obituary.

Allen Estep

Allen Estep, 75, of Mineral Wells, Ohio, died Nov. 29, 2011, at the Andover Village, Andover, Ohio.

He was born in Isaban, W.Va., Oct. 16, 1936, the son of the late Eli and Meda (Tolliver) Estep.

He was retired from the Wood County Board of Education after 32 years of driving a school bus, and was of the Primitive Baptist faith. He enjoyed working with his tractor and gardening. He loved his family and his Lord.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Anthony.

He is survived by his wife of almost 52 years, Armedia (Blankenship) Estep; three sons, Allen Estep Jr. and Shawn Estep (Stacy), both of Mineral Wells, and Ronnie Estep of Lubeck, Ohio; two daughters Lou Moore (Ernie) of Rogersville, Tenn., and Armedia Mae Slaughter of Kingsport, Tenn.; two sisters, Juanita Robinett (Hulen) and Louzania Honaker (Dallas); 15 grandchildren, Brandon, Austin, C.J., Casey, Sarah, Amy , Timmy, Amber, Elizabeth, Emily, Zachery, Kimberly, Billy, Logan, and Leroy; and one great-granddaughter Alesona.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Leavitt Funeral Home Chapel with Scott Stewart and the Rev. Larry Dale officiating. Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Saturday, in the Estep Family Cemetery. Arrangements are under direction of Leavitt Funeral Home of Parkersburg, W.Va.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Online condolences may be sent at www.leavittfuneralhome.com.

This is a paid obituary.

Ryan Hamilton

Ryan Jason Hamilton, 30, of Lick Creek, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at Pikeville Medical Center.

He was born in Lorain, Ohio, Feb. 24, 1981, the son of Wendel Hamilton of Huntington, W.Va., and Clara Ann Tolson Hamilton of Pikeville.

He was a coach/teacher.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Kari Slone Hamilton; one son, Mason Ryan Hamilton; two brothers, Eric Hamilton of Pikeville and Travis Hamilton of Prestonsburg; and his paternal grandparents, Charles and Billie Joyce Hamilton of Lorain.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel with Chad Wells officiating. Burial will follow in the Dow Brooks Cemetery, Draffin. Arrangements are under direction of Bailey Funeral Home of Elkhorn City.

Visitation is after 6 p.m. Wednesday with services nightly at 7.

This is a paid obituary.

Anna Johnson

Anna Marie Bentley Johnson, 84, of Speight Road, Long Fork of Virgie, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at her home.

She was born in Pike County, Sept. 9, 1927, the daughter of the late John D. Preston and Louisa Jane Branham Bentley.

She was postmistress at the Speight Post Office for 25 and one-half years and was a member of the Speight Church of Christ.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur C. Johnson; two brothers, Ernest Turner Bentley and Marvin Lester Bentley; one sister, Golda Mae Ray; and one grandchild.

She is survived by three sons, Marlow Carson Johnson and Lyndon Clement Johnson (Alma), both of Speight Road, James Carter Johnson (Latricia) of Jenkins; two daughters, Jeanette Johnson of the home and Janice Johnson of Pikeville; one brother, Mose Edward Bentley of Long Fork; three sisters, Sarah Elizabeth Fouts and Margie Ester Johnson, both of Long Fork and Mable Faye Tackett of Caney Highway; 18 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel with Brad Taylor, Johnny King and Dean Lyons officiating. Burial will follow in the Arthur and Annie Johnson Cemetery, Speight. Arrangements are under direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Robinson Creek.

James Newsom

James Clyde Newsom, 68, of Kingsport, Tenn., formerly of Caney Highway, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport.

He was born in Pike County, Oct. 31, 1943, the son of the late John B. Newsom and Lizzie Newsome Newsom.

He was a retired truck driver and of the Regular Baptist faith.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, John Henry Newsom.

He is survived by his wife, Billie Potter Newsom; one daughter, Lisa Arnold of Goose Creek, South Carolina; two brothers, Acie Newsom and Delaney Newsom, both of Caney Creek; two sisters, Dacie Hamilton and Dicie Vinson, both of Caney Creek; and two grandchildren, Chessie and Cassie Arnold.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Caney Creek Old Regular Baptist Church with Danny Belcher, Kermit Wright and others officiating. Burial will follow in the Potter Cemetery, Dorton. Arrangements are under direction of Lucas & Son Funeral Home of Pikeville.

Visitation is at the church with special services at 7 p.m. Friday.

The guest book may be signed at www.lucasandsonfh.com.

Nick Pugh

Nick Pugh, 60, of Harold, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at his home.

  Funeral arrangements were incomplete at presstime and will be announced by Lucas &  Son Funeral Home of Pikeville.

Helen Reynolds

Helen Virginia Reynolds, 85, of Big Rock, Va., died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home.

She was born in Pike County, the daughter of the late Tremble and Virgie Lee Worix Reynolds.

She was a retired custodian for the Buchanan County School System.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by four brothers, Hydric Reynolds, Emilo Reynolds, Charles Reynolds and Estilo Reynolds; and three sisters, Hilma May, Gilliam Reynolds and Goldie Reynolds.

She is survived by one sister, Edna Mae Scarberry of Phyllis; two brothers, Fox Reynolds and Bill Reynolds, both of Big Rock; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, in the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. E.C. Honaker and Fred Stacy officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock. Arrangements are under direction of Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy, Va.

Online condolences may be sent at www.grundyfuneralhome.com.

Charlotte Sanders

Charlotte Hope Oliver Sanders, 90, of Williamson, W.Va., died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital.

She was born in East Williamson, Feb. 1, 1921, the daughter of the late E. Walker Oliver and Christine Meade Oliver.

She joined the Williamson Daily News, Dec. 23, 1943, where she was senior staff writer and an award-winning journalist.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, James Damron Sanders; and her mother-in law, Mable Sanders.

She is survived by two sons, James Walker Sanders (Nona) of Lexington and William Terry Sanders of Williamson; four grandchildren, Angela Joy Sanders of Richmond, Leif Sanders of Lexington, Trevor Sanders of Berkley, Calif., and Holly Sanders of Cincinnati, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the East Williamson Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Norman officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, W.Va. Arrangements are under direction of Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson.

Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in the funeral home chapel, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, at the church.

Pallbearers are John E. Weaver, Jonathan Weaver, Dr. Steven C. Wilson, Wes Wilson and Spencer Wilson nephews, along with Jim Stogsdill. Honorary pallbearers are grandsons, Leif and Trevor Sanders, and the men of the East Williamson Baptist Church.

Floral tributes are welcomed by the family or memorial contributions may be made to the East Williamson Baptist Church, Parsonage Fund, 414 Peter Street, Williamson, WV, 25661.

Online condolences may be made at www.weavermortuaryinc.com.

This is a paid obituary.

Thelma Thacker

Thelma Marie Thacker, 66, of Hardy, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at her home.

She was born in Williamson, W.Va., Feb. 28, 1945, the daughter of the late William and Alice West Adkins.

She was retired from the US Bank, Johns Creek and South Williamson branches, after 34 years, and was baptized at the East End Baptist Church.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Gibson and Jean Footo.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Thacker; one daughter, Belinda Elswick of Knoxville, Tenn.; two stepsons, Ray Thacker of Hardy and Terry Thacker of Inez; one stepdaughter, Rita McGuire of Belfry; two brothers, Bill Adkins of South Williamson and Warner Adkins of Redford, Mich.; one sister, Sue Runyon of Mentor, Ohio; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Norman officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy. Arrangements are under direction of R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry.

Visitation is after 6 p.m. Saturday with special services at 7 p.m.

Online condolences may be made at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com.

Patsy Tingler

Patsy L. Acord Tingler, 79, of Trace Creek, W.Va., died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, W.Va.

She was born at Trace Creek, May 20, 1932, the daughter of the late Luther Acord and Tina White Acord Cornett.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Earnest Cornett; her husband, Elmer L. Tingler; two sisters, Barbara Acord and Hazel K. Baisden; and her grandparents, Roxie White Star, Sam Star, Silas Acord and Barbara Tiller Acord.

Mrs. Tingler was a graduate of Martz Beauty School, Huntington, a member of Elizabeth Chapter #37 of Williamson, W.Va., Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Parsley Bottom Freewill Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children, Lena Ferguson and Elmer A. Tingler; four grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Parsley Bottom Freewill Baptist Church the Revs. Mike Smith and Curtis Booth and Elder Jimmy Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, W.Va. Arrangements are under direction of Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton, W.Va.

Visitation is one hour prior to services on Saturday.

Online condolences may be made at ChafinFuneralHome.Com.

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