Jeffery Adams

Jeffery Adams, 63, of Long Fork, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at his residence.

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

Timothy Adkins

Timothy Dwayne Adkins, 50, of Pikeville, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at Pikeville Medical Center.

He was born in Pikeville, June 6, 1968, the son of the late Sid and Loretta Murphy Adkins.

He was a driller at a surface mine and a member of the Main Street Church of Christ.

He is survived by four nieces, Sabrina Hall (Josh), Heather Miller, Haley Miller and Alicia Slone; one nephew, Austin Slone; three great-nieces, Hannah Hall, Lyla Burgess and Katelyn Hall; three great-nephews, Tyler Hall, Brennan Hall and Westyn Slone; two sisters, Linda Miller, of Pikeville, and Deborah Slone (Gene), of Betsy Layne; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Main Street Church of Christ, with Josh Allen and Keith Blackburn officiating. Burial will follow at the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road, Shelbiana, with Austin Slone, Gene Slone, Josh Hall, Kyle Bevins, Curtis Norman, Scotty Hall, Jimmy Williamson Jr., Greg Charles, Kirby Vanover, Matthew Vanover and Ray Vanover serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will continue on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel, with services beginning at 7 p.m. 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.

Ronnie Bartley

Ronnie Lee Bartley, 62, of Powells Creek, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at his residence.

He was born in Pike County, May 7, 1956, the son of Doshie Justice Bartley and the late William Ray Bartley.

He was a coal truck driver.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Sherry Bartley and Judy Adkins.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son, Thomas Ray Bartley; two sisters, Sheila Stump and Vicky Bartley; and one grandchild, Madison Bartley.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Bill Ratliff officiating. Burial will follow at the Justice Family Cemetery, Powells Creek, with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, 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.

W.L.

Bostic

W.L. Bostic, 83, formerly of Huddy, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Chattaroy Church of God. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson, West Virginia.

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

Perneaty Hamilton

Perneaty Hamilton, 60, of Pikeville, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at Pikeville Medical Center.  

She was born on June 17, 1958, the daughter of the late William and Belva Bartley Hamilton. 

She is survived by one brother, William Epp Hamilton, of Penny Road; one sister, Lovenia “Lou” Hamilton, of Penny Road; Joseph Fleming, whom she thought of as a nephew; and her beloved cat, Little Bitty.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at the Hall & Jones Funeral Home Chapel, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow at the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road, Shelbiana. 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.

“John Doug” Hays

John Douglas “John Doug” Hays, 74, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born in Pikeville, Oct. 4, 1944, the son of John Wickliffe Hayes and Genevieve (Robinette) Hayes.

He was a graduate of Pikeville College, 1967, the University of Kentucky College of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1971, and Liberty Theological Seminary, Master of Arts in Religion, Magna Cum Laude, 2006.

He was a practicing attorney for 46 years in Pikeville; served as Assistant Pike County Attorney; served as Kentucky State Senator, 1979-1982, representing Pike, Letcher and Martin County; served as President of the Pike County Public Defender’s Association; served as Pike County Judge Pro-Tem; Special Commissioner of the Pike Circuit Court; Special Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court; Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney; Pike County Judge-Executive Assistant; Pike County Deputy Judge Executive; and was an Evangelistic Minister.

He was a member of Faith Baptist Church of Myra and a veteran who served in the United States Air Force.

He was recipient of many honors and involved in many activities. He was elected nominee for U.S. Congress-Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District; Kentucky Bar Association Board of Directors member; member of Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee; member of Kentucky Law Journal; Distinguished Service Award by Kentucky Court Judges Association; member of the Delta Theta Pi Law Fraternity; life member of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association; member of the Masonic Order, Thomas Cecil Lodge York and Scottish Rite, El Hasa Shrine; member of Sons of American Revolution and life member of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda (Wright) Hays; and their sons, Luke (Sarah) and Andrew. He will forever be remembered and loved by them, and missed by all of his many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Wickliffe Hayes and Genevieve (Robinette) Hayes; and his brother, Barry Wayne Hayes.

His greatest passion in life was to preach and share the word of Jesus Christ.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at the J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel. Masonic services will follow at 7:00 p.m. Burial services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Call Funeral Home of Pikeville. 

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

This is a paid obituary.

John May

John Michael May, 48, of Turkey Creek, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at the Tug Valley Regional Medical Center, Williamson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel, with Albert Goble officiating. Burial will follow at the Rawl Community Cemetery, Rawl, West Virginia.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, 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.

“Bucky” Stapleton

Freddie T. “Bucky” Stapleton, 67, of Hellier, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at Pikeville Medical Center.

He was born in Pikeville, July 1, 1951, the son of the late Fred and Gloria “Pidge” Childers Stapleton.

He was a kind and well-respected man, a loving husband, father, brother and uncle. He and Liz owned the Giovanni’s Pizza at Regina and recently opened the Morelli’s Pizza at Millard. He enjoyed his music and was a talented pianist.

He is survived by his loving wife, Cora Elizabeth Stapleton; one son, Kyle Stapleton, of Hellier; one sister, Elaine Sykes (Danny), of Hellier; several nieces and nephews; and many, many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with Terry Gibson and Randy Bentley officiating. Burial will follow at the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road, Shelbiana. Arrangements are under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home of Pikeville.

The guestbook may be signed at www.1namethacker.com.

This is a paid obituary.

“Robbie” Taylor

Robin Keith “Robbie” Taylor, 49, of Harrogate, Tenn., died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Vanderbilt Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee.  

He was born in Pikeville, Feb. 28, 1969, the son of Samuel W. Taylor and the late Phyllis Campbell Taylor Moore.  

He was a radiographer.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Gale and Megan Taylor; his nephews, Ian Taylor, Riley Taylor, Brady Taylor and Cobey Taylor; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorial services were held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Arnett & Steele Funeral Home Chapel, Pineville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Arnett & Steele Funeral Home of Pineville.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Joyce Thompson

Joyce Lynn Thompson, 64, of Pikeville, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at Pikeville Medical Center, surrounded by her family. 

She was born in Pikeville, May 5, 1954, the daughter of the late Ervin and Ocie Varney Chaney.

Joyce graduated from Millard High School. She worked as a staff nurse and House Supervisor at Pikeville Medical Center. She received her Masters Degree in Nursing and taught at the Mayo Technical School, which later integrated into Big Sandy College. She adored her son and was a good friend to all.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William

Thompson, who passed from this life in 1985; and one brother, Douglas Ervin Chaney. 

She was survived by her only son, Joseph Ervin Douglas Adkins; her sister-in-law, Emeline Robinson; and a very special friend, Patricia Thacker.

Joyce will be forever and sadly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with Jerry Bliffen officiating. Burial followed at the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road, Shelbiana. Arrangements were under the direction of  Thacker Memorial Funeral Home of Pikeville.

The guestbook may be signed at www.1namethacker.com.

This is a paid obituary.

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