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Rose Bentley

Rose Bentley

Rose Bentley, 81, of Speight, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at her residence.

She was born March 6, 1938, to the late Balvie and Loucretia Johnson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Bentley; two sons, Johnny Douglas “Hot Rod” Bentley and Darrell M. “Shorty” Bentley; six brothers, Wayne Johnson, Earl (Tavis) Johnson, Marvin Johnson, Jimmy Delzie Johnson, James Conley Johnson and Danny Lee Johnson; four sisters, Laydean Johnson, Judy Stewart, Kathie Johnson and Lettie Tackett; and one great-granddaughter, Keisha Bentley.

She is survived by two sons, Pete David Bentley and Jeffrey Dale Bentley (Amy), both of Long Fork; three daughters, Joetta Johnson (Earl), of Long Fork, Debra Elswick (Rodney) and Sheryl Bryant (Terry), both of Virgie; two brothers, Balvie Johnson, of Richmond/Virgie, and Ballard Johnson (Rebel), of Virgie; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at the Speight Church of Christ with Church of Christ Ministers officiating. Burial will follow at the Danny Lee and Louise (Lou-Lou) Collier Johnson Family Cemetery, Long Fork. 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.

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Jerry Dye

Jerry Dye

Jerry Dye, 67, of Dorton, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center.

He was born May 31, 1952, to the late Martin and Myrtle Faye Tackett Dye.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Dye.

He is survived by his wife, Christine Dye; one son, Martin Wayne Dye, of Dorton; five daughters, Lisa Ann Reynolds (Randy), of Sookeys Creek, Jeri Lynn Dye, of Pikeville, Christy Renee Yonts (Terry Potter), of Dorton, Jerica Hamlin (Mark), of Wolfpit, and Jeri Michelle Lesieur, of Morehead; four brothers, Willie Combs (Loretta), Harold Dye (Diane), Steve Dye (Darlene), and Terry Dye; two sisters, Betty Lou Bolden and Tammy Braman (Donald); 12 grandchildren, Jerry, Courtney, Bobby, Benjamin, Ronnie, Ethan, Jackson, Zachary, Luke, Maxwell, Axel and Brayden; and three great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Phoenix and Brylee.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at the Hall & Jones Funeral Home Chapel with James Harold Tackett, Leon Bolden and others officiating. Burial will follow at the Tackett Family Cemetery, Dorton.

Visitation will continue on Monday, Dec. 30, at the funeral home 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.hallandjones.com.

This is a paid obituary.

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Margie Johnson

Margie Johnson

Margie Esther Johnson, 86, of Long Fork, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at her daughter’s residence.

She was born June 5, 1933, to the late John D. and Louisa Jane Branham Bentley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Noble Johnson; two sons, Roy E. Johnson and John Marshall Johnson; one daughter, Rose Eva Tackett; one grandson, Justin Johnson; two brothers, Turner Bentley and Marvin Bentley; and four sisters, Elizabeth Fouts, Annie Johnson, Goldie Ray and Mable Johnson Tackett.

She is survived by one son, Bobby Lynn Johnson, of Long Fork; three daughters, Francis Jane Roberts (Red), of Jackhorn, Jennifer Bentley (Jeff) and Shirella Hampton, both of Long Fork; one daughter-in-law, Connie Johnson Fields, of Dean; one son-in-law, Lindy Tackett, of Penny Bottom; one brother, Edward Bentley (Doreen); 17 grandchildren, Desi, Nancy, Katie, Matt, Noble Joe, Brandon, Brian, Jonathan, Benji, JoeJoe, Jarrod, Sarah, Britain, Joshua, Jordan, Bobby Dale and Chris; and 12 great-grandchildren, with one more on the way.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at the Speight Church of Christ with Joshua Bentley officiating. Burial followed at the Bentley Family Cemetery, Orchard Branch of Long Fork. Arrangements were 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.

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James Earl Williams

James Williams

James Earl Williams, 54, of Huddy, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born at Pikeville, Aug. 17, 1965, the son of the late Milton and Rosetta Blackburn Williams.

He started as a junior firefighter 36 years ago and has been with the Belfry Fire Department ever since. He worked as a dispatcher and deputy sheriff for 32 years, retiring last year as Sergeant of the Belfry area, but everyone knew James Earl as the Belfry Pirate Security, escorting our Pirates game after game, championship after championship.

The Pond Creek Nation and The Belfry area have suffered a great loss.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Arnold Owens.

He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Lisa Williams; two sons, James Ethan Williams and Wesley Dylan Williams (Amber), both of Huddy; his precious grandson and his little buddy, Wesley Owen Williams, who was his pride and joy; two sisters, Sandra Asher (Bob), of Harlan, and Linda Stanley (Darrell), of Huddy; one brother, Noah Ray Williams, of Pikeville; his mother-in-law, Lois Gail Owens, who loved him like a mother; two sisters-in-law, Angie Hunter (Dave) and Kim Slone (Rick); one brother-in-law, Darren Owens (Vanessa); and a host of nieces, nephews, family and many, many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at the Belfry High School Auditorium with Adam Akers and Mark Lowe officiating. Burial will follow at Smith Cemetery, Sidney, with Belfry Volunteer Fire Department Firemen serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at the auditorium. 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.

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