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Claymon Adkins

Claymon Adkins

Claymon Adkins, 84, of Greasy Creek, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at his residence.

He was born in Pike County, March 28, 1935, to the late Thomas and Alice Blackburn Adkins.

He was a retired coal miner and Moderator of the Greasy Creek Old Regular Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Wilma Adkins, Rosemary Hill and Roma Birchfield.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Adkins; two sons, Larry Adkins (Sheila) and Barry Adkins (Kathy), both of Greasy Creek; three daughters, Alice Adkins (Harvilla), Shelia Adkins (Timothy) and Cora Adkins (Leonard Jr.), all of Greasy Creek; two brothers, Abram Adkins and Brafford Adkins, both of Greasy Creek; two sisters, Dallas Patrick and Sandra Gail Justice, both of Greasy Creek; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and a host of loving friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at the Greasy Creek Old Regular Baptist Church with Garfield Thacker, Harvilla Adkins and all Greasy Creek Old Regular Baptist Ministers and others officiating. Burial followed at the Adkins Family Cemetery, Greasy Creek. 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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Freddie Adkins

Freddie Adkins

Freddie Adkins, 40, of Lenore, W.Va., died Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Fayette County, Nov. 5, 1976, the son of Duran “Dukie” and Kathy Moore Adkins.

He was a mechanic and a member of Brothers of the Wheel.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Teresa Justice Adkins.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Adkins, of Lenore; two sons, Danny Ray Adkins (Jodi), of Tennessee, and Justin Gene Adkins, of Zebulon; a fur baby, Rotten; a special aunt, Cindy Varney (Harry), of Sidney; two brothers, Duran Adkins (Lora), of Robinson Creek, and Terry Adkins (Traci), of Tennessee.; three nieces and nephews, Ellanor Adkins, Malakhi and Duke Patton; and a host of family and friends to mourn his passing.

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

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at the Community Funeral Home Chapel with Teddy Honaker and Jimmy Jack Adkins officiating. Burial will follow at the Moore Family Cemetery, Shelbiana.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at the funeral home with services beginning at 7 p.m. each night. 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.

Tonya Bartley

Tonya Coleman Bartley, 48, of Elkhorn City, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019.

Funeral services were held at 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at the Faith Baptist Church, Regina. Arrangements were under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Inc., of Elkhorn City.

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

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Eugene Blankenship

Eugene Blankenship

Eugene Blankenship, 73, of Stopover, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at his residence.  

He was born July 20, 1946, the son of the late Orville and Vear Maynard Blankenship.

He was a retired coal miner. In his free time, he enjoyed being quite the jokester; always cutting up and playing pranks on people. He was a family man and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was a man of the Christian faith, who adored his horses and enjoyed farming his land. He loved to spend time at home up Camp Creek.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Danny Ray Blankenship.

He is survived by two sons, Leon Blankenship and Michael Blankenship (Cinda), both of Stopover; four daughters, Cindy Messer (Tim), of Georgetown, Robin Thacker (Jamie), of Pikeville, Lucy Ray (William), of Stopover, and Vicky Wood (Randy), of Vulcan, W.Va.; three brothers, Billy Blankenship (Debbie), Clell Blankenship and Ronnie Dean Blankenship (Missy), all of Stopover; two sisters, Okie Layne and Betty Mullins (Carl), both of Stopover; 12 grandchildren, one of whom was very special to him, a grandson and his neighbor, Logan Blankenship; seven great-grandchildren and two on-the-way; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at the Jones & West Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Harold Layne officiating. Burial will follow at the Blankenship Family Cemetery, Stopover.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the funeral home with special services beginning at 7 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps.  

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

This is a paid obituary.  

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Harold Blankenship

Harold Blankenship

Harold Blankenship, 77, of Stopover, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center, following a long illness.

He was born in Pike County, March 2, 1942, the son of the late Lloyd and Millie Hurley Blankenship.

He was a retired coal miner from Kentucky Carbon Corporation and a member of the UMWA. He was an avid horseman and loved trail rides and horse shows. He enjoyed spending his time trading and was especially fond of trading guns and knives. You could often hear him saying, “Have you been doing any trading?”. He also loved to visit flea markets and yard sales and was always looking for the next rare find or good deal.  In addition, he loved to engage in politics and campaigning. He was a friend to everyone and could always be counted on for help at any time. Earlier this year, he made a profession of faith by accepting Jesus as his Lord and Savior.

He is survived by one daughter, Cheryl Ward (Terry), of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; four sons, David Blankenship, of Lake Wales, Fla., Randy Blankenship, of Lexington, Nathan Mounts, of Madisonville, and Brent Blankenship (Angie), of Pikeville; two sisters, Stella Justice and Rosalee Sawyer, both of Pikeville; and eight grandchildren, Scott Ward, Alex Ward, John David Blankenship, Jeremy Blankenship, Jamie Blankenship, Ariel Mounts, Hannah Blankenship and Luke Blankenship; several great-grandchildren; and two dear caretakers, Patty Charles and Judy Hurley.

A person is very fortunate to be blessed with a wonderful family, but to also be blessed with special friends is rare. Harold had both. His friends were considered part of his family. They were a crucial part of his life and they assisted him in any way possible; whether it was bringing him food, taking him to doctor’s appointments or just providing company to him. They were always there.

Services honoring the life of Harold will be conducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at the Jones & West Funeral Home Chapel, Phelps, with Rev. Odis Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow at the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, with John David Blankenship, Dusty Coleman, William Ray, Johnny Robinette and Phil Stalnaker serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Cline, Randall Dotson (Bozo), Lacey Ferrell, Clinton Lee, Sammy New and Donald Young. Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps.

He was a huge supporter of Christ Central School, so in his honor, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Christ Central School, 630 Adams Road, Pikeville, KY, 41501, (606-432-9565).

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

This is a paid obituary.  

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Brenda Burke

Brenda Burke

Brenda Carol Johnson Burke, 78, of Virgie, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center.

She was born in Pike County, March 23, 1941, to the late Troy and Lora Tackett Johnson.

She was a member of the Energyville Freewill Baptist Church and was a retired aide at G.F. Johnson Elementary.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Burke; two brothers, Roger Johnson and Mike Johnson; and two sisters, Barbara Sue Sparks and Wilma Jean Mullins.

She is survived by her four sons, Anthony L. Burke (Sondra), of Florida, Timothy A. Burke (Tena), of Somerset, Phillip Burke (Jessica), of Charlotte, N.Car., and William Matthew Burke (Marcia), of Lewisburg, Penn.; three brothers, Belmont Johnson, of Little Creek, Gary “Pert” Johnson, of Collins, and Ricky Johnson, of Lexington; two sisters, Mary Smallwood and Shirley Crusenberry, both of Myra; and seven grandchildren, Joseph Anthony Burke, Timothy Austin Burke, Tayler Nicole Burke, William Bradley Burke, Joshua Alan Burke, Bailey Thompson Burke and Emma Grace Burke.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at the Energyville Freewill Baptist Church with David Bentley and others officiating. Burial will follow at the Burke Family Cemetery, Weeksbury.

Visitation will continue on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 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.hallandjones.com.

This is a paid obituary.

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Charles Carlton

Charles Carlton

Charles Orison Carlton, 78, of Pikeville, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington.

He was born July 18, 1941, the son of the late Charles Jennings Carlton and Maxine Smith Carlton.

He was a retired coal executive and a consultant for the Pike County Fiscal Court on Environmental Consultant and Economics. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Charles “Charlie” Carlton.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Justice Carlton; his cousins, Pat Slorah, of Palm Harbor, Fla., Ann Carlton McFadden, of Lexington, Robert Carlton, of Williamson, W.Va., Carol Carlton, of South Williamson, Jennifer Reynolds, of Pikeville, Richard Carlton, of Walla Walla, Wash., John Heirs, Timothy Jordan, Robert Runyon, Martha Jordan, Ron Taylor, John Taylor, Theodore Taylor and Ian Christopher Graig; and a host of other dear family and friends.  

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at the Highland Presbyterian Church, Canada, with William Van Zant officiating. Burial followed at the Smith Cemetery, Sidney. 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.

Claudine Coleman

Claudine Coleman, 74, of Kendrick Fork, Pikeville, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at her residence.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Lucas & Son Funeral Home of Pikeville.

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Pamela Collins

Pamela Collins

Pamela Jean Collins, 55, of Pikeville, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019.

She was born in Pike County, Feb. 7, 1964, the daughter of Bonnie Salyers Hunt, of Pikeville, and the late Paul Hunt.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Lora Ann Hunt and Anita Carol Hayes; and one sister-in-law, Henrietta Hunt.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her devoted husband, Bill Collins, of Pikeville; two children, Andrea Justice and Jaymie Collins, both of Pikeville; four grandchildren, Ayden Little, Kaelem Justice, Myca Little and Taegan Collins; one sister, Jennifer Thornsbury (Roger), of Mouthcard; one brother, Paul David Hunt, of Mouthcard; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Pamela will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 at the Lick Creek Holiness Church, Lick Creek, with Ray Sawyers officiating. Burial will follow at the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road. 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.

“Cookie” Comer

Bessie “Cookie” Comer, 68, of Shelbiana, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center.

She was born in Pike County, Dec. 13, 1950, the daughter of the late Adam Damron and June Damron Goff.

She retired from the Pike County Courthouse as a maintenance director. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pikeville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Buck and Bill Damron; and one sister, Lucille Damron Fronto.

She is survived by her husband, James “Squeak” Comer; one daughter, Angie Comer Pack (Don); one sister, Arthur Damron (Sue); two grandchildren, Kamren Pack Feltner (Brandon) and Conner Pack; one great-grandchild, Karson Brady Feltner; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment will follow in the R.H. Ratliff Mausoleum, Shelbiana.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the funeral home. 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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Kimmy McCoy

Kimmy McCoy

Much like a flower, life is a beautiful cycle. From our very first seedlings, to the day our last petal falls. Yet, as seedlings of God, though we barely blossom on earth, we fully flower in heaven. On Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, Kimmy Ann McCoy, 60, of Turkey Creek, reached full bloom.

When we look at a flower, we see its beauty. But the individual petals are what make it enchanting. From her love of crafting, helping others and just a general love of life, the petals of Kimmy’s life were full.

She loved to decorate, and just by walking into her home, you can see that “Kimmy” touch on every wall. Always welcoming you with a bright smile and a warm hug, Kimmy was a lover of people and could light up any room. There are some people who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they leave, their light remains. Kimmy’s light will forever burn; much like her love for her husband of 41 years, Jim, whom she referred to as her angel.

Some may say that the colors of Kimmy’s petals were red, white and blue because, above all, she was most proud of her sons and their service to our country. She was always sharing their many accomplishments and journeys on Facebook for the world to share in her pride. Right along with her posts supporting Trump.

Though Kimmy’s last petal has fallen here on earth, she is but a wildflower in the fields of God; beautiful, fierce and free.

She was preceded in death by her father, James “Bub” Robinson.

She is survived by her loving husband, Jim McCoy; her sons, Evan and Michael McCoy; her mother, Margaret Blackburn (Charles); her sisters, Debbie Heaberlin (Fox), Danita Fugitt (Mark) and Susie Preece (Billy Ray); her brother, Darrell Robinson (Kathy); and her four step-brothers, Chuck Blackburn, Scott Blackburn, Jim Blackburn and Gary Blackburn.

Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ with Tim Lucas officiating. Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m., at the church. 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.

Leah McPeek

Leah Dane McPeek, 59, of Hellier, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at her residence.

She was born at Pikeville, Dec. 9, 1959, the daughter of the late Allen and Erma Francisco Adkins.

She was a cashier at Lowe’s.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Danny Ray Adkins.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Wayne McPeek, of Hellier; one son, Michael Jason McPeek, of Hellier; one daughter, Brandy Louanne McPeek, of Hellier; four sisters, Sue Rowe and Janet Lou Mullins, both of Belcher, Kay Thacker, of Michigan, and Jean Williams, of Hellier; two brothers, Ernie Adkins, of Belcher, and Dickie Adkins, of Elkhorn City; two grandchildren, Colin Brady McPeek and Benjamin Michael McPeek; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at the Robinson Cemetery, Hellier, with Oscar Damron officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Inc., of Elkhorn City.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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Lynn Vanover

Lynn Vanover

Lynn Vanover, 79, of Dorton, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Knoxville, Tennessee.  

She was born May 23, 1940, to the late Thurston and Margie Sturgill Robbins.  

She was a member of the Dorton Methodist Church since 1971 and was a retired Lunchroom Supervisor at Dorton School.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Dana Vanover; one brother, Dwight Robbins; one sister, Phyllis West; and one grandchild, Dustin Nathaniel Wright.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Vanover; two sons, Joe Vanover, of Morristown, Tenn., and Raubie Vanover, of Marrowbone; one daughter, Teeni Lowe, of Dorton; two brothers, Larry Leon Robbins, of Ohio, and Randy Robbins, of Jenkins; three sisters, Gladys Carter and Shelva Stidham, both of Manassas, Va., and Ginger Williams, of Orlando, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at the Hall & Jones Funeral Home Chapel with Leonard Lowery, Johnny Vanover and Garfield Potter officiating. Burial will follow at the Bumgardner Cemetery, Dorton.  

Visitation will continue on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the funeral home with services beginning at 7 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hall & Jones Funeral Home of Virgie.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dorton Methodist Church.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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