Alice Fleming

Alice Fern Bentley Fleming, 74, of Left Fork of Long Fork, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. 

She was born in Pike County, Nov. 9, 1943, the daughter of the late Turner and Pina Mae Fouts Bentley.

She was a Christian for 48 years and a member of the Long Fork Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers; Ernest Bentley and Winston Bentley; and two sisters, Erma Bentley and Fay Tackett.

She is survived by her husband of almost 58 years, Wilson Fleming; three sons, Chadwick Fleming (Kathy), of Baileytown, Tenn., Kenneth Fleming (Becky), of Virgie, and Wilson Fleming Jr., of Kingsport, Tenn.; three daughters, Michele Roberts (Greg), Melanie Ray (Brian), both of Virgie, and Melissa Muncy (Johnny), of Hyden; three brothers, Wendell Bentley (Linda), of Dandridge, Tenn., Herbert Bentley (Lou Ann), of Jonancy, and Jake Bentley (Janice), of Virgie; four sisters, Polly Mullins (LD), of Virgie, Laverne Mullins (Lonnie), of Sevierville, Tenn., Betty Bentley (Robert), of Hemphill, and Geraldine Meade (William), of Deane; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren, whom she loved very much.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at the Long Fork Freewill Baptist Church, with Greg White, Ryan Johnson and Morgan Chapman officiating. Burial will follow at the Bentley Cemetery, Left Fork.

Visitation will continue on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 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.hall andjones.com.

This is a paid obituary.

James Reynolds

James Sterling Reynolds, 62, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at his residence. 

He was born in Pike County, Sept. 20, 1955, the son of the late Jay and Draxie Newsome Reynolds. 

He was the husband of Lou Ann Reynolds, a retired employee from the Coca Cola Bottling Company and a member and minister at the Calvary Freewill Baptist Church at Indian Creek. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Homer Reynolds; and four sisters, Nadine Bowling, Maxine Hamilton, Maggie Damron and Dicy Newsome.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Jacob Reynolds (Marlena); one daughter, Daphne Kilgore (Timothy); one brother, Pomerine Reynolds; three sisters, Oma Faye Hamilton (Jay), Joyce McCoy and Cissy Sexton; five grandchildren, Cody Kilgore, Bryant Kilgore, Addi Kilgore, Olivia Reynolds and Marina Reynolds; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at the Calvary Freewill Baptist Church, with Doug Tackett, James Dotson and others officiating. Burial followed at the Newsome Branch Cemetery, Penny Road. Arrangements were 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.

Paul Stalker

Paul Blake Stalker, 67, of Hellier, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at his residence.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel, with Richard Gibson officiating. 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.

John Taylor Jr.

John D. Taylor Jr., also known as “Junior Taylor,” 91, of Hatfield, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at the Skilled Nursing Facility of the Tug Valley Regional Medical Center, South Williamson.

He was born at Brushy Creek, Jan. 21, 1927, the son of the late John D. and Rebecca Pinson Taylor.

He was a retired coal miner, a member of the United Mine Workers of America and a member of the Turkey Creek Old Regular Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Dollie Dempsey Taylor and Martha Taylor; his daughter, Dianne Fraley; a brother, Glen Taylor; and his sisters, Tilda Blankenship, Grace Smith and Easter Muncy.

He is survived by his daughter, Linda Gehringer, of Allen Park, Mich.; his sons, Elbert “Buddy” Taylor (Linda), of Wayland, and Don T. Taylor (Esther), of Canada; his brother, Eugene Taylor (Betty), of Turkey Creek; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel, with Richard Staton and Hobart Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow at the Sartin Cemetery, Turkey Creek, with family and friends serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will continue on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the funeral home, with services beginning at 7 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Margaret Wright

Margaret Ann Scalf Wright, 82, of Stanville, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at her residence.

She was born at Endicott, March 16, 1936, the daughter of the late Ervin Lee and Violet Runyon Scalf.

She retired from Gene & Mike’s Music Shop, was an avid Kentucky basketball fan, a member of the Women’s International Bowling Hall of Fame and a member of the New Beginnings Fellowship Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Wright; four brothers, John Scalf, Bill Jack Scalf, William Scalf and Joe Robert Scalf; and four sisters, Juanita Collins, Josephine Collins, Jane Clark and Rosalee Scalf.

She is survived by one brother, Dean Scalf, of Stanville; a host of nieces and nephews; her buddy, Cameron Wright; and her caretakers, Peggy Collins and Connie Kidd.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at the J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel, with Tracy Patton officiating. Burial will follow at the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, 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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