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Goldia Childers

Goldia Childers

Goldia Childers, 91, of Belcher, died Friday, June 7, 2019, at the Pikeville Nursing and Rehab Center in Pikeville.

She was born in Pikeville, Nov. 10, 1927, the daughter of the late Oliver and Lilly Ratliff Hackney.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Ferrells Creek Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Childers; two brothers, Virgil Hackney and Denver Hackney; and two sisters, Oler Wellman and Shirley Hunt.

She is survived by one son, Rodney Childers, of Elkhorn City; and one daughter, Pamela Collier (Bayard), of Pikeville; six grandchildren, Rebecca Roberts, Caitlin Collier, Greg Childers, Robby Childers, Kristie Childers and Brooke Childers; several great-grandchildren; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 9, 2019, at the J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel with Billy Ford officiating. Burial followed at the Dow Brooks Cemetery, Draffin. Arrangements were 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.

Layton Dye

Layton Norman Dye, 86, of Pikeville, died Saturday, June 8, 2019.

He was born in Pikeville, Nov. 19, 1932, to the late Earl and Mary Pinson Dye.

He served in the United States Air Force and wore the title of Veteran

proudly.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty

Williams Dye; one son, Jimmy Dye; one sister, Ruby Thornsbury; and one

brother, Jimmy Dye.

He is survived by one son, Tim Dye (Cathy); one granddaughter, Heather

Dye; and one sister, Ruth Huffman.

He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the Pikeville Freewill Baptist Church with Jim Patton and others officiating all services. Burial will follow at the Betty Anderson Cemetery, Pikeville. Serving as pallbearers will be: Henry Shepherd, Chris Brown, Nate, Jacob and Eric Mullins, Mike Adkins, Chris Brooks, Kevin Coleman, Lee UpChurch and Richard Charles. Honorary pallbearers will be: Chuck Campbell, Johnny Meade, Don Lee, Randall Bartley, Gordon Goble, Odel Branham, Kelly Brown and Jim Patton. Arrangements are under the direction of the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home of Pikeville.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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Lena Kitchen

Lena Kitchen

Lena Sirginnis Kitchen, 89, of Lexington, died Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Baptist Health Hospital, Lexington.

She was born in Pikeville, Feb. 24, 1930, the daughter of the late Sam and Maude Matthews Sirginnis.

She was an assistant food coordinator employed by the Pike County School Board and a member of the Coal Run Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Kitchen; one grandchild, Kelly Cassady Kinnett; one great-grandchild, Natalie Caldwell; two sisters, Vada James and Patty Collins; and two brothers, Jimmy Sirginnis and Thinnis Sirginnis.

She is survived by five daughters, Debra Battistello (Jerry), of Pikeville, Judy Rice (Kim E.), of Goose Creek, S.Car., Pam Prosser (Phil), of Florence, S.Car., Pat Cassady (Ben), of Lexington, and Kaye Bosco, of Shiloh, N.J.; four grandchildren, Scott Battistello, Steve Battistello, Kasey Caldwell (Ben) and Ben Cassady Jr. (Jennifer); seven great-grandchildren, Madalyne Kinnett, Mia Kinnett, Dylan Kinnett, Mason Cassady, Bryce Cassady, Cole Cassady and Avery Caldwell; and one sister, Mary Jean Anderson, of Pikeville.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Bliffen officiating. Burial will follow at the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 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.

Tim May

Tim Dale May, 58, of Raccoon, died Sunday, June 9, 2019, at his residence.

He was born in Pike County, July 17, 1960, to the late James Virgil and Alta Goff May.

He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and son. He was a retired coal miner and went on to work for UMG.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his four brothers, Charles Dean May, Roger May, Randall May and Tony “Bear” May; two sisters, Patsy Karen May and Freida Lynn May; and one nephew, Kris Luster.

He is survived by his son, Colby May ( Paige), of Raccoon; one daughter, Kristen Potter (Paul); two grandchildren, Callie Potter and Elliot Potter; a granddaughter on the way, Ella May; five brothers, Ronnie May (Blanche), Cecil Radus May (Evelyn) and Richard May (Kathleen), all of Raccoon, and Greg May (Menette); one sister, Lana Luster (Lloyd), of Raccoon; seven nieces and nephews, Rhonda Trimbath (Charles), Vicky May, Ricky Wayne May (Donna), Robby May (Alice), Patrick May, Shane May (Tiffany), Eric Luster (Carolina Fare); several great-nephews and great-nieces; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Paul Potter officiating all services. Burial will follow at the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road.

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home of Pikeville.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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Jackie Looney

Jackie Looney

Jackie Neil Looney, 52, of Dix Fork of Sidney, died Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center.

He was born in Letcher County, July 28, 1966, the son of the late Evelyn Owens Looney.

He was employed by a tree trimmer.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by four siblings, Gordon, Eulean, KJell and Brenda Sue Looney.

He is survived by his companion, Stephanie May, of Sidney; two sons, Joshua Thompson, of Georgia, and Charles Looney, of Pikeville; Josh May, Nathan May and Zack May, all of Sidney, whom he thought of as his own children; Zoey May, a grandchild; five grandchildren; and one sister, Veronica Bishop, of Sidney.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the Community Funeral Home Chapel with Dwayne Yates officiating. Burial will follow at the Looney Cemetery, Dix Fork.

Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. 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.

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Arch Runyon

Arch Runyon

Arch H. Runyon, 77, of Pinsonfork, died Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

He was born at Pinsonfork on March 24, 1942, to the late John Thomas and Irene Dotson Runyon.

He was a graduate of Belfry High School and received a B.S. degree in history, with a minor in music, from Berea College in 1964.

After graduating college, he married and went to work for Armco Steel in Ashland. He then served as a teacher at Isaban Elementary in Mingo County, W.Va., and Runyon Elementary in Pike County, where he was an interim music instructor.

He began his career in the coal industry in the early 1970s at Eastern Coal Corporation, Stone, as Director of Human Resources. After several years, he accepted a similar position with Rawl Sales and Processing Company, Rawl, West Virginia. While there, he became vice president of administration and later held the same title with Sidney Coal Corporation at Sidney. Both companies where subsidiaries of A.T Massey Coal Corporation based in Richmond, Virginia.

He was well-liked and respected, because he truly enjoyed helping people who were willing to work hard, by offering them jobs that would enable them to support their families and fulfill their dreams. After more than 30 years of service to the coal industry, he retired from Sidney Coal in 2008.

He was reared in church and accepted Christ as a youth at Pinsonfork Church of God, where his parents were active members. He loved the Lord and was especially valued as a person of prayer. At the time of his death, he was a longtime member of the Regional Church of God at Delbarton, W.Va., where he had been active as a church elder, choir member, international seminary instructor and Chairman of the Board of Zion Ministries International.

He dearly loved his family who looked to him for his love, steady wisdom and fervent prayers. They will always remember him as a loving father, husband, “Pa”, brother and nephew.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jacqueline Ellis Runyon; his daughter, Elizabeth Bevins, of Pinsonfork; his son, Christopher Runyon (Angela), of Georgetown; his granddaughters, Christy Estep Browning (Jonathan), of Pinsonfork, and Sarah Thacker (Luke), of Lawrenceburg; four grandsons, Jacob Adair (Chasity), of Pinsonfork, Joseph Adair (Julie Coleman), of Turkey Creek, Seth Runyon, of Orlando, Fla., and Rodney Matthew Estep, of Inez; three great-grandchildren, Melissa Lynn Estep and Matthew Cleveland Estep, both of Pinsonfork, and Addyson Grace Adair, of Turkey Creek; two step-grandsons, James Browning, of Wisconsin, and Brayden Jones, of Turkey Creek; three sisters, Janice Williamson, Dr. Kathleen Runyon and Kimberly Hisle (Rick), all of Pinsonfork; his aunt, Helen McAllister, of Ashland; two great-aunts, Irene Ferguson Jarrell and Jewell Ferguson, both of Dunlow, W.Va.; as well as a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 9, 2019, at the Pinsonfork Church of God, Pinsonfork, with Rev. Rick Hisle and Dr. Mitchell Bias officiating. Graveside services followed at the Charlie Runyon Cemetery, Runyon’s Branch, Pinsonfork, with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Gideons Association.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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Charley Slone

Charley Slone

Charley Slone, 81, of Mouthcard, died Friday, June 7, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center.

He was born in Pike County, Oct. 8, 1937, the son of the late Callahan and Lizzie Slone.

He served his country proudly in the United States Army and was a coal miner.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Bonnie Sue Slone; one son, Charley Dean Slone; two brothers, Bill and Lee Slone; and two sisters, Martha Slone and Rosie Dillion.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mercy Thacker Slone, of Mouthcard; five daughters, Judy Clevinger (Greg), of Grundy, Va., Teresa Belcher (Todd), of Beaver, Charlene Thacker (Terry), Norma Harrison (Billy) and Denise Slone, all of Mouthcard; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Judy Lester, of Raccoon, and Ann Slone and Maxie Slone, both of Kimper; and one brother, Carl Slone, of Kimper.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the Community Funeral Home Chapel with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow at the Thacker Cemetery, Jonican. 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.

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Scott Spradlin

Scott Spradlin

Scott Spradlin, 93, of Pikeville, died Saturday, June 8, 2019, at his residence.

He was born in Floyd County, July 10, 1925, the son of the late Henry and Florence Brown Spradlin.

He was a retired mechanic, formerly employed by Kentucky West Virginia Gas Company, and a member of the Coal Run Church of Christ. He was the oldest member of the Coal Run Church of Christ and the last surviving WWII veteran who attended the Coal Run Church of Christ. He was a WWII veteran serving in the United States Army, where he was a submachine gun expert, a M1 sharpshooter and a recipient of the Purple Heart.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Magdeline Spradlin; and one sister, Garnett Fairchild, of Lexington.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Bliffen officiating. Burial will follow at the Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville. Pallbearers will be: Jerry Nichols, Mike Hunt, Roby DeRossett, Rick Moore, Charlie Gillipsie, Denny Thacker and Dr. Bill Webb. Honorary pallbearers will be: T.J. Ford, David Hamilton, Dean Coleman and Bobby Lowe. DAV Rites will be performed by the Johns Creek Chapter #166.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, 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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Myrtle Thacker

Myrtle Thacker

Myrtle Harris Thacker, 83, of Hurricane Road, Kimper, died Sunday, June 9, 2019, at her residence.

She was born in Pike County, Feb. 10, 1936, the daughter of the late Clarence and Illa Blackburn Harris.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Cedar Bottom Old Regular Baptist Church at Kimper.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Thacker; two sons-in-law, Larry Taylor and Hassell Ratliff; two granddaughters; one great-grandson, Errick Varney; three sisters, Eddust Slone, Bertha Maynard and Shrilda Belle Lane; and five brothers, Junius, Ray, Carl, C.J. and Ralph Harris.

She is survived by two sons, David Allen Thacker (Nanette) and Tim Thacker (LaVerne); five daughters, Barbara Ratliff Hunt (Troy), Patty Slone (Bill), Linda Taylor Willis (“BooBoo”), Denise Thacker (Barry) and Missy Pinion (Stanley); 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Marie Thacker; a sister-in-law, Alice Harris; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the Cedar Bottom Old Regular Baptist Church with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow at the Thacker Family Cemetery, Stratton Fork, Canada.

Visitation will continue on Tuesday, June 11, at the church 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.

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