Ballard Adkins

Ballard Wayne Adkins, 71, of Shelbiana, died Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center.

He was born in Pike County, June 13, 1947, the son of the late Vence and Lula Adams Adkins.

He was a retired coal miner and attended the Church of Christ at Shelby.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margie L. King; five brothers, Henry, Fred, Dot, Bill and Goble Adkins; and five sisters, Jean Goble, Peggy Bray, Rose Ramsey, Lorraine Tackett and Dixie Adkins.

He is survived by two sons, John Adkins and Vince Adkins (Chasity); one daughter, Delanie Adkins; a nephew who was like a brother, Norman Adkins; three grandchildren, Savannah Adkins, Briannah Adkins and Kaylee Adkins; and a host of loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Church of Christ Ministers officiating. Burial will follow at the Daniel-Adkins Cemetery at Fords Branch. 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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Robert Damron

Robert Damron

Robert M. Damron, 79, of Pikeville, died Friday, May 31, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center.  

He was born in Pike County, May 12, 1940, the son of the late Gilbert and Nellie Damron.  

He was a coal truck driver and a member of the Island Creek Freewill Baptist Church.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Bobby Damron; and several brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Sue Damron; one son, Gilbert Damron; five daughters, Angie Damron, Cindy Forsyth (Brian), Diana Cole, Dollie Foster and Connie Maynard (Jeff); one sister, Erma Maggard (Joe); 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one daughter-in-law, Tammy Damron; and a host of loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the Island Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Freewill Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow at the Phillips-Damron Cemetery, Peach Orchard Branch of Island Creek.

Visitation will continue on Tuesday, June 4, 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.

James Hamilton

James Michael Hamilton, 43, of Left Fork of Island Creek, died Saturday, June 1, 2019, at his neighbor’s residence.

He was born in Michigan, Sept. 10, 1975, the son of Leonard Hamilton (Jackie) and the late Sandra C. Hamilton.

He was self-employed.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Melissa Hamilton; one son, Zane A. Hamilton; one step-son, Austin Dillion; one sister, Shellie Hamilton; two brothers, Ronnie Hamilton and Billy Hamilton; and one nephew, Darrian Akers.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, June 7, 2019, at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday 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.

Bobby Marshall

Bobby Joe Marshall, 54, of Raccoon Road, died Saturday, June 1, 2019, at his residence.

He was born in Virginia, Dec. 8, 1964, the son of the late Bobby Gene Marshall and Freda Mullins Younce.

He worked at carpentry and was a member of the Full Gospel Church of God.

He is survived by his wife, Helena Smith Marshall, of Raccoon; two sons, Richard Trivette, of Chloe Road, and Burt Trivette, of Lexington; two daughters, Tabatha Trivette, of Pikeville, and Hiedi Hopkins, of Floyd County; two brothers, Douglas Marshall, of Chloe Road, and Randall Marshall, of Millard; two sisters, Kathy Caudill, of Raccoon, and Polly Smith, of Virginia; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the Full Gospel Church of God with Church of God ministers officiating. Burial will follow at the Justice Cemetery, Ivy Fork of Chloe Road.

Visitation will continue on Tuesday, June 4, at the church with services beginning at 7 p.m. 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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Maggie Runyon Nichols

Maggie Nichols

Maggie Runyon Nichols, 89, of Pikeville, died Sunday, June 2, 2019.  

She was born in Pikeville, March 15, 1930, the daughter of the late Calvery and Myrtle Sammons Runyon.

She was a loving wife, a devoted momma and a cherished grandmother and

great-grandmother. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church since October 22, 1978.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Avonelle

Slone; a sister-in-law, Anna Runyon; and two brothers, Bud Runyon and James Floyd Runyon.

She is survived by her loving husband, Noah Nichols; four sons, Kenneth

Slone (Janice), Bill Slone (Karen), Lloyd Nichols (Sheila) and James Nichols; 10 grandchildren, Bradley Slone (Catrena), Kenetha Slone Rose, Stacie Elliot (Todd),

Daniel Slone, Noah Thornbury, Adam Thronbury, Tyler Holbrooks, Devan

Nichols, Camelia Nichols and Emma Nichols; eight great-grandchildren, Caleb Slone,

Joshua Slone, Elijah Rose, Dawson Rose, Andrew Elliot, Kyle Elliot, Maggie Elliot and Sam Elliot; one sister, Patty Justice; four brothers, Willie Runyon, Cal Runyon (Sandy), Gene Runyon (Dorothy) and Tommy Runyon (Glena); and a sister-in-law, Camilla Runyon.

Although, our hearts are aching now, Heaven is rejoicing.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Primitive Baptist ministers officiating all services. Burial will follow at the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road, Shelbiana. Serving as pallbearers will be: Noah Thornbury, Adam Thornbury, Tyler Holbrooks, Davan Nichols, Caleb Slone, Joshua Slone, Elijah Rose, Andrew Elliott, Kyle Elliott, Dawson Rose and Sam Elliott. Honorary pallbearers will be: Willie Runyon, Cal Runyon, Gene Runyon, Tommy Runyon and Dr. Samuel King.

Visitation will continue on Tuesday, June 4, at the funeral home with services beginning at 7 p.m. 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.

Charles Sowards

Charles Sowards, 84, of Harold, died Friday, May 31, 2019, in Charleston, West Virginia.

He was born at Logan, W.Va., April 11, 1935, the son of the late George and Verbie Williamson Sowards.

He was a welder and a member of the Church of God.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Mark Allen Sowards; one daughter, Teresa L. Hunt; one sister, Martha Caudwell; and one brother, Wilki Caudwell.

He is survived by six sons, Charles Wesley Sowards Jr. (Zai), of Ohio, Phillip Sowards (April), of W.Va., Johnathan Sowards and Stephen Sowards, both of Pikeville, and Johnny D. Bennett and Timothy L. Bennett, both of Ohio; five daughters, Charity Deel (Jimmy) and Joanna Sowards, both of Harold, Carla Mills (Jimmie), of Martin and Joy D. Matthews (Tim) and Rebecca G. Antonopoulos, both of Ohio; and three sisters, Margaret Hensley, of Hazard, Mable Seckler, of Tennessee, and Sally Caudwell, of Erlanger.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, June 3, 2019, at the Community Funeral Home Chapel with Church of God ministers officiating. Burial followed at the Maynard Family Cemetery, Millers Creek. Arrangements were 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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Montana Vanover

Montana Vanover

Montana Adkins Vanover, 75, of Pikeville, died Monday, June 3, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center.

She was born at Toler, April 4, 1944, the daughter of the late Ireland and Frances McKinney Adkins.

She was a retired retail clerk and a member of the Owsley Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kirby Ray Vanover, on Aug. 26, 1998; one brother, Sid Adkins; and three sisters, Judy Marie Adkins, Mary Ann Hall and Josephine Williamson.

 She is survived by two sons, Curry Kim Vanover (Shirley), of Grapevine, and Ray Carlton Vanover (Marilyn), of Pikeville; one brother, Marlie Adkins, of Pikeville; one sister, Billie D. Burgess, of Pikeville; three grandchildren, Kirby Ireland Vanover (Crissy), Kimberly Anne McCoart (Joey) and Matt Vanover; and eight great-grandchildren, Dakota Vanover, Hank Vanover, Kerbi Grace Vanover, Kadyn Alexis Vanover, Mason McCoart, Logan Shane McCoart, Lairah Danielle McCoart and Makayla Brooke Vanover.

 Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel with Owsley Freewill Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow at the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road, Shelbiana, with Tony Burgess, Sonny Hall, Scott Hall, Dwayne Hall, Jimmy Williamson Jr., Joey McCoart, Jimmy Mack Williamson and Travis Burgess serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be: David Thacker and Brady Williamson.

Visitation will begin after 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, at the funeral home with services each evening at 7 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Call Funeral Home of Pikeville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Owsley Freewill Baptist Church, 4112 Hurricane Rd., Pikeville, Ky. 41501, or, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 21301 S. Tamiami Tri, Ste 320 PMB 226, Estero, FL 33928.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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