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Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 4:54 pm

Vaulters Adkins

Vaulters Adkins, 86, of Pikeville, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Cabell-Huntington Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va.

He was born in Pike County, June 5, 1924, the son of the late Tom and Cindy Blair Adkins.

He was a retired coal miner and a self-employed truck driver.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Zola Stevens Adkins; one son, Gary Adkins; six brothers; and three sisters.

He is survived by two sons, Chris Adkins of Marion, Ohio, and Jackie Adkins of Harold; one daughter, Mickey Ware of Salyersville; one brother, Dempsey Adkins of Shelbiana; seven grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in the Lucas & Son Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in the family cemetery at Blair Town. Arrangements are under direction of Lucas & Son Funeral Home of Pikeville.

Visitation is after 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Patricia Akers

Patricia Ann Akers, 74, of Allen, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at her home.

She was born in Pikeville, Sept. 6, 1936, the daughter of the late Nicholas Damron and Virginia Ratliff Damron.

She was a homemaker, a cosmetology graduate of Mayo Vocational School, a member of Eastern Star and the Allen Baptist Church.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Damron; and one sister, Francis Damron.

She is survived by three daughters, Terri Ison of Langley, Lisa Ann Williamson of Pikeville, Amy Delores Hall of Ivel; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel. Arrangements are under direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin.

Visitation is until 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Florane Baird

Florane Justice Baird, 92, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at Pikeville Medical Center.

She was born in Pike County, Jan. 17, 1918, the daughter of the late Zach and Lucretia Charles Justice.

She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pikeville; a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pikeville Women’s Circle and a member of the D.A.R. She graduated from the University of Kentucky, June 7, 1940, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree. She was also a graduate of Pikeville College Academy and received an Honorary Doctorate from Pikeville College.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, William Jesse Baird, who died Oct. 31, 1987; and one brother, Z. Charles Justice.

She is survived by three sons, William J. Baird III (Kaye), John H. Baird (Jayne) and Charles J. Baird (Kitty), all of Pikeville; one daughter, Jane Baird Evans of Phoenix; 15 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, in the First Presbyterian Church of Pikeville with Jeremy Tackett officiating. Burial will follow in Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville. Arrangements are under direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home of Pikeville.

Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. The guestbook may be signed online at www.jwcallfuneralhome.com.

Serving as pallbearers will be William Jesse Baird IV, David L. Baird, Will Williamson, Andrew Evans, Oliver Williamson, Chip Salyers, Brandon Rowe, Brent McPeek and John McGregor.

The family would like to thank Dr. Lela Maynard, Dr. Oon Leedhanachoke, Dr. O.W. Thompson, and her caregivers, Shelly Goble, Brenda Watson, Betty Boggs, Della Adams, Karen Gibson, Rita Hamilton and Faye Thacker, and the staff and physicians at Pikeville Medical Center for their wonderful care over many years.

Florane was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, devoted Christian and a friend of many, all of whom will miss her.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in her memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Pikeville, 508 Cedar Creek Road, Pikeville, KY 41501, or Pikeville College, 147 Sycamore Street, Pikeville, KY 41501.

This is a paid obituary.

Rosemary Belcher

Rosemary Hatfield Belcher, 56, of Taylorville, W.Va., died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday, Jan. 13, in the Chambers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jason Allen officiating. Burial will follow in the Taylor Cemetery, Taylorville. Arrangements are under direction of Chambers Funeral Services of Matewan, W.Va.

Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday with special services at 7 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.chambersfuneralservices.com.

Jerry Bishop

Jerry B. Bishop, 67, of Williamson, W.Va., formerly of Merrimac, W.Va., died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Williamson Memorial Hospital.

As per Mr. Bishop’s request, he will be cremated.

Arrangements are under direction of Chambers Funeral Services of Matewan, W.Va.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.chambersfuneralservices.com

Nancy Blair

Nancy Evelyn Robinson Blair, 84, of Germantown, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at Friendly Nursing Home, Germantown.

She was born in Pikeville, March 15, 1926, the daughter of the late Allen and Ethel Robinson.

She graduated from Pikeville High School in 1944.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Blair, who died in 1999; and one brother, Allen Robinson Jr.

She is survived by one son, Kelly Blair of Waynesville, Ohio; one daughter, Wilma Peace of Germantown; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, in the Arpp and Root Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Miami Valley Memory Gardens. Arrangements were under direction of Arpp and Root Funeral Home of Germantown.

Memorials may be made to Germantown Fire/EMS.

Luther Boyd

Luther Boyd, 94, of Banner, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at his home.

He was born in Pike County, April 26, 1916, the son of the late Lee and Lou Crisp Boyd.

He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Little Salem Old Regular Baptist Church.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three sons, Ray Boyd, Kermit Boyd, Jay Boyd; four brothers, Alex Boyd, Turner Boyd, Henry Boyd, Jim Boyd; seven sisters, Claudie Menhart, Lassie Hart, Mary Boyd Jarrell, Annie Hatfield, Minnie Crisp, Gracie Boyd, Rose Boyd; and one grandson, Kermit Allen Boyd.

He is survived by three sons, Dewey Lee Boyd of Chattanooga, Tenn., Roy Boyd of Allen, Curtis Boyd of Monroe, N.C.; two daughters, Bonnie Sue Boyd of Banner and Evelene McNeely of Lorain, Ohio; one brother, John D. Boyd of Banner; one sister, Goldie Conn of Banner; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, and two great-great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, in the Little Salem Old Regular Baptist Church with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial followed in the Boyd Cemetery, Dana. Arrangements were under direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin.

Mary Carter

Mary Jane Carter, 77, of Varney, W.Va., died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va.

She was born at Pond Creek, Feb. 26, 1933, the daughter of the late Monroe Carter and Elsie Williams Carter Horn.

She was a former businesswoman and waitress and a member and minister of Jesus’ Name Church.

She is survived by two brothers, Thomas Horn of Frankfort and Charles Horn of Varney; and three sisters, Billie Jean Roberts of Kitts Hill, Ohio, Betty Farley of Versailles, Gloria Evans of Varney.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, in the Hatfield Funeral Home Chapel with Butch White, Greg Brown and Jimmy Fletcher officiating. Burial will follow in the Collins Cemetery, Dans Branch, Borderland, W.Va. Arrangements are under direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler.

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

Alvin Coleman Jr.

Alvin Coleman Jr., 61, of Raccoon, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Pikeville Medical Center.

He was born in Pike County, Aug. 5, 1949, the son of the late Octavia and Jonah Alvin Coleman.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Adam Coleman and Riley Anderson Coleman; and one sister, Flossie Coleman.

He is survived by two sisters, Martha Sue Chapman and Frona Lee Justice, both of Raccoon; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and one great-great-niece.

Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, Jan. 12, in the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Raccoon Primitive Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road. Arrangements are under direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home of Pikeville.

David Dean

David Lee Dean, 47, of Matewan, W.Va., died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Stopover.

Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, Jan. 14, in the Chambers Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in the Dean Cemetery, Varney, W.Va. Arrangements are under direction of Chambers Funeral Services of Matewan.

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

Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.chambersfuneralservices.com

Lynzie Hamilton

Lynzie Faith Hamilton, seven-day-old daughter of James and Telisa Prater Hamilton of Shelbiana, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at Pikeville Medical Center.

She was born in Pike County, Jan. 4, 2011.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her twin sister, Kylie Nicole Hamilton; her maternal grandparents, Robert and Linda Prater; her paternal grandmother, Anna Cantrell; her paternal grandfather, Bobby Ray Hamilton; maternal great-grandfather, Woodrow Prater; her maternal great-grandmother, Geraldine Thacker; and several aunt and uncles.

Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, Jan. 14, in the Lucas & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Teddy Honaker and others officiating. Burial will follow in the Prater Cemetery, Greasy Creek. Arrangements are under direction of Lucas & Son Funeral Home of Pikeville.

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

Linzie Howell

Linzie Chester Howell, 83, of Pikeville, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at his home.

He was born in Floyd County, May 1, 1927, the son of the late Charlie and Leona Hall Howell.

He was a retired chef and a member of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters, John Howell, Raymond Howell, Ray Howell, Willis Howell, Hillard Howell, Okel Richards and Rodabee Ford.

He is survived by his wife, Virgie Conway Howell; one son, Thomas Douglas Conway of Galveston; two daughters, Rebecca Bradford and Vickie Isaac, both of Taylor, Mich.; two sisters, Dolly Stevens of Harold and Osie Birchfield of Ohio; nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, in the Full Gospel Christian Fellowship Church, Hurricane Creek, with Keith Collins officiating. Burial followed in the Howell Cemetery, Pikeville. Arrangements were under direction of Nelson Frazier Funeral Home of Martin.

Jordan Johnson

Jordan Michael Gibson Johnson, 22, of Shelbiana, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at Shelbiana.

He was born in Pike County, April 15, 1988, the son of Ricky Dean Johnson and Phyllis Gibson.

He was a fire fighter in the Division of Forestry.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Barb Johnson; his grandfather, Jay Gibson; and his uncle, Dennie Gillespie.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Erica Coleman Johnson; one son, Cody Aaron Johnson of Phelps; one brother, Troy Miles of Shelbiana; two sisters, Amy Johnson and Rachel Johnson, both of Virgie; his special brother, Adam Sullivan of Meta; his maternal grandparents, Phyllis and Slim Campbell; his paternal grandparents, Debbie and Elster Johnson; and a host of loving aunts, uncles, family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, in the Lucas & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmy Jack Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Moore Cemetery, Garden Village. Arrangements are under direction of Lucas & Son Funeral Home of Pikeville.

Pallbearers are Jason Gibson, Troy Miles, Chris Mullins, Adam Sullivan, Justin Justice, Josh Johnson, Chad Sullivan, Landon Grierson and Josh Grierson.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Crystal Jude

Crystal Lea Barath Jude, 29, of Lynchburg, Va., formerly of Matewan, W.Va., died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, Jan. 12, in the Chambers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carl Weiser and the Rev. Carl Butler officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy. Arrangements are under direction of Chambers Funeral Services of Matewan.

Thomas Justice

Thomas “Tommy Justice, 66, of Raccoon, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at his home.

He was born Oct. 14, 1944, the son of the late Ida Thacker and Scott Justice.

He was a member of the Philadelphia Regular Baptist Church.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Scotty Justice.

He is survived by his loving wife, Emma Sue Justice; one son, Gregory Justice; one daughter, Marketti Thacker (Rogers) of Shelby; one stepdaughter, Karen Goff (Steven) of Raccoon; two brothers, Ronnie Justice (Karen) and Ricky Justice (Teresa); three sisters, Joyce Thompson (Johnny) and Emogene Goff, both of Raccoon, Kathy Phipps (Ray) of Shelbiana; and three grandchildren, Austin Thacker, Shayla Thacker and Emily Blake Goff.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, in the Thacker Funeral Home Chapel with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Entombment followed in the J.U. Thacker Memorial Mausoleum, Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road. Arrangements were under direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home of Pikeville.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

This is a paid obituary.

Ronnie Kinney

Ronnie Dean Kinney, 35, of Shelbiana, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011.

He was born in Ohio, Jan. 20, 1975, the son of Darlene Thacker and Thomas Kinney.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Dianne Lynn Kinney.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his stepfather, Charles Thacker; his ex-wife, Vickie Kinney of Marrowbone; one daughter, Rachael Kinney of Marrowbone; one brother, Thomas David Kinney of Millard; one sister, Pebbles Marie Kinney; and a niece and nephew.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, in the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmy Jack Adkins officiating. Arrangements were under direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home of Pikeville.

James Perry

James Elwood Perry, 73, of Williamson, W.Va., died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility.

He was born in Pocahontas, Va., Feb. 15, 1937, the son of the late Daniel R. and Myrtle Jeffrey Perry.

He was a retired railroad conductor and brakeman, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran serving during the Korean Conflict, and a member of the Church of Christ.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Crystal Hammond.

He is survived by his wife, Bertha Mahon Perry; one son, Ron Cisco; four daughters, Lisa Shoda, Roma Lamb, Sandy Vyas and Sharon Hardesty; one brother, Robert Perry; one sister, Jean Boone; seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, in the Hatfield Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dennis Wolford and Bro. David Parsley officiating. Burial followed in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy. Arrangements were under direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler.

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

Alene Peterson

Alene Rebecca Brinkley Peterson, 92, of Columbus, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at The Kobacker House, Columbus.

 She was born in Bedford County, Tenn., Aug. 28, 1918, the daughter of the late B.T. and Carmie Brinkley. She grew up in Stone.

She was a hairdresser in Southampton, Long Island, N.Y., and owned a shop in Sea Harbor.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Peterson; one brother, Bryant Brinkley; and one sister, Virginia Dare Murphy.

She is survived by three nieces, Nancy Brinkley Scott, Kathy Murphy Roush and Patty Murphy; and many great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, in the Jerry Spears Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James H. Scott officiating. Burial followed in the Alton Cemetery. Arrangements were under direction of Jerry Spears Funeral Home, 2693 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH.

Donations may be sent to Belfry United Methodist Church, US 119 Stone, KY 41567.

Randall Sargent

Randall “Sarg” Sargent, 51, of Hurley, Va., died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Pikeville Medical Center.

He was born in Buchanan County, Va., the son of Nancy Mitchum Sargent of Hurley and the late Turner Sargent.

He was employed by A.L. Griffith Trucking as a truck driver and was a member of the Mill Fork Freewill Baptist Church.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife of 26 years, Ramona Dotson Sargent; three sons, Andrew Dean Sargent of Grundy, Va., Ryan Heath Sargent and Jeremy “Baby” Randall Sargent, both of Hurley; one brother, Bobby Lee Sargent of Hurley; four sisters, Shelby Jean Dotson and Patricia Ann Dotson, both of Paw Paw, Sybil Gail Lester and Melissa Hurley, both of Hurley; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in the Mill Fork Freewill Baptist Church with Michael Casey, Jimmy Kerr and Kenny Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the Dotson Cemetery, Paw Paw. Arrangements are under direction of Grundy Funeral Home.

Visitation is at the Mill Fork Freewill Baptist Church, with special services at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Larry Scott

Larry Elgon Scott, 72, passed away Jan. 4, 2011, after a long illness.

He was born at Huddy, Kentucky, lived in Pikeville, and moved to Frankfort, Kentucky in 1979. Affectionately known as “Cochise” by his close friends, he received the moniker when he cheered for the Indians against the Cowboys while attending a movie in Pikeville.

Larry was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he was first introduced to electronics, studying radio and radar. He subsequently worked 15 years for the Bell Telephone Systems, three years for Walter May’s radio stations in Pikeville, Nicholasville and Jellico before moving to Frankfort to work for state government as the chief engineer installing the Kentucky Emergency Warning System (KEWS). He later was assigned to the Telecommunications Division where he installed a telephone system utilized by the major divisions of state government and creating massive savings in telephone communications.

Larry attended Belfry High School one year but graduated from Pikeville High School in 1956. He was a member of the 1955 Pikeville High School football team that won the Kentucky High School Athletic Association High School Football Championship.

Larry was preceded in death by his father, Mallie Elgon Scott, and his mother, Opal Rutherford Scott, of Pike County.

He is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Ryan Scott of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and Kevin Patrick Scott of DeKalb, Ill.; one grandson, Zachary Scott, of DeKalb; two brothers, Phill Gentry Scott (Sally) of Winchester and Brett Dorse Scott of Louisville; two nephews, Brent Scott (Rhonda) of Lexington and Brett Preston Scott (Kelli) of Louisville; one niece, Shaunna Scott (Keith Barton) of Winchester; and one great-niece, Hannah Barton.

Larry's body was cremated and will be interred between his mother and father at the Bent Ridge Cemetery In Pike County. It was his wish that no formal services be conducted.

Contributions in his honor are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

This is a paid obituary.

Bobby Spears

Bobby Eugene Spears, 79, of Left Fork of Long Fork of Virgie, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Pikeville Medical Center.

He was born in Pike County, April 14, 1931, the son of the late Rans and Carrie Johnson Spears.

He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Island Creek Coal and Inland Steel, was a member of United Mine Workers of America for over 50 years, and a member of the Church of Christ.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, William Bill Spears, Virgil Spears and Edwin Morrow Spears; and three sisters, Lavada Keene, Naomi Preston and Queenie Cunningham.

He is survived by his wife, Nell Ruth Johnson Spears; three sons, Bobby Spears and Terry Spears, both of Pikeville, Jerry Spears of Caney Highway; two daughters, Anona Little of Caney Highway and Betty Tackett of Robinson Creek; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in the Hall & Jones Funeral Home Chapel with Phillip Johnson, Kenneth Holbrook and others officiating. Burial will follow in the W.B. Johnson Cemetery, Left Fork of Long Fork. Arrangements are under direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home of Virgie.

Special services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Mary Villalovos

Mary Etta Villalovos, 57, of College Street, Pikeville, died at her home.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, in the Community Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Maynard officiating. Burial followed in the Smith Martin Cemetery, Johns Creek Road. Arrangements were under direction of Community Funeral Home of Zebulon.

Clarence Younce

Clarence Younce, 84, of Raccoon, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at Pikeville Medical Center.

He was born in St. Louis, Mo., April 29, 1926, the son of the late Patrick and Haddie Younce.

He was a coal miner.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Haddie Younce.

He is survived by his wife, Fredia Younce; five children, Kathy Caudill and Bobby Marshall, both of Raccoon, Douglas Marshall of Chloe Creek, Randall Marshall of Millard, Polly Smith of Coeburn, Va.; three grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, in the Full Gospel Church, Ivy Fork of Chloe Creek, with Doug Marshall and others officiating. Burial followed in the Chloe Creek Cemetery, Ivy Fork. Arrangements were under direction of Bailey Funeral Home of Elkhorn City.

Edward Young

Edward Young, 83, of Pikeville, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Mountain View Health Care Center, Elkhorn City.

He was born Feb. 28, 1927, the son of the late James and Bessie Smith Young.

He was a coal miner and a member of the Pikeville Old Regular Baptist Church.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Howell Young; three brothers, A.C. Young, Landon Young and Robert Young; and one sister, Martha Jane Collins.

He is survived by two sons, James E. Young and Bennie F. Young; one daughter, Edith B. Brewer; three brothers, Harry Young, Paul Scotty Young and James Young; four sisters, Ona Hinkle, Sophie Howell, Easter Salisbury Rackey and Emogene Young; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, Jan. 14, in the Island Creek Old Regular Baptist Church with Virgil Ratliff, Paul Coleman and others officiating. Burial will follow in the Howell Cemetery, Island Creek. Arrangements are under direction of Lucas & Son Funeral Home of Pikeville.

Visitation is at the church, where special services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

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

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