Shelbia Adkins

Shelbia Jean Adkins, 82, of Pikeville, died Monday, July 15, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center.

She was born at Wolfpit, Sept. 28, 1936, the daughter of the late George and Thelma Coleman Adkins.

She was a cook.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Lee and Leon Adkins.

She is survived by one daughter, Terri Morton, of Pikeville; three sisters, Loretta Wahl, of Regina, Rosetta Hale, of Elkhorn City, and Grace Ann Ratliff, of Wolfpit; three brothers, Randall Blake Adkins, of Shelby Gap, and Ronald Gene Adkins and Harold Dean Adkins, both of Regina; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at the original Bailey Funeral Home Chapel with Kermit McPeek and Gary Hall officiating. Burial followed at the Coleman Cemetery, Wolfpit. Arrangements were 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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Rita Bevins

Rita Bevins

Rita Carol Bevins, 59, of Dandridge, Tenn., died Sunday, July 14, 2019, at her residence, following a brave battle with cancer.

She was born at Pikeville, Feb. 24, 1960, the daughter of Ethelene Coleman and the late Glen Coleman..

She was a member of the Muddy Creek Freewill Baptist Church. She worked various jobs in banking, insurance and radio. She enjoyed hunting for antiques, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara; her brother, Darrell; and her step-son, Stacey Bevins.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Steve Bevins; her sons, Kevin Sword (Alyson) and Shannon Sword; seven grandchildren; her sister, Nedra Scott (Danny); her brothers, Dale Coleman (Crystal), Doug Coleman (JoAnn) and Dexter (Jennifer); and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in the J.U. Mausoleum at the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road, Shelbiana. Her nephews will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements are under the direction of the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home of Pikeville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Smokey Mountain Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Newport, TN 37822.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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Charlie Bryant

Charlie Bryant

Charlie Bryant, 88, of Catlettsburg, died Monday, July 15, 2019, at King’s Daughters Medical Center.

He was born in Pike County, Jan. 26, 1931, the son of the late Jasper Bryant and Bertha Rogers Bryant Flanery.

He was a member of the Second Freewill Baptist Church, Ashland. He served four years in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict. After the war, he worked 36 years for C & O Railroad. In addition, he was a volunteer with AARP Tax-Aide for 32 years in Ashland and Louisa and was a founding member of The Walking Group; which included, Howard Wallace, Bill Evans and Brian Morrison.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Edna Porter Bryant; and a sister, Wonda Lee Bryant.    

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Waller-Bryant; his daughter, Barbara Bryant

Sledd, of Lexington; his step-daughter, Sherita Akers (Brian); his step-grandson, Spencer Akers, of Louisa; his sisters, Juanita Lay and Estelene Hall, both of Farmington Hills, Mich., and Donna Sue Brinkley (Louis), of Hampton, Va.; his brother, Doug Flanery (Cheryl), of Westmoreland, Tenn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.    

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Steen Funeral Home, 13th Street Chapel, with Rev. Bill Evans, Rev. James Lindsey and Rev. Vinny VanHoose officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace, Ohio, with military honors by the Ironton VFW Post 8850. Serving as pallbearers will be: Spencer Akers, Nate Hall, James Rogers, Warren Rogers, Ron Wallace, Thompson Wallace and Howard Wallace. Honorary pallbearers will be: Brian Morrison, Ron Coffee and George Branham. Arrangements are under the direction of the Steen Funeral Home of Ashland.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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Teresa Conway

Teresa Conway

Teresa Kaye Horne Conway, 57, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Pikeville, died Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at her late mother’s residence.

She was born at Pikeville, Sept. 30, 1961, the daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Gross Horne.

She was a former Director of Medical Transcription and a member of the Cowpen Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, John R. Horne.

She is survived by her caregiver/boyfriend, Rodney Bates, of Knoxville, Tenn.; one son, Bradley Conway, of Knoxville, Tenn.; one daughter, Samantha Webb (Joseph), of Loudon, Tenn.; seven brothers, Ray Horn (Deanna), of Martin, Clifton Horne (Nadine), of Gate City, Va., Dallas Horn, Mike Horn (Ann) and Tim Horne (Tammy), all of Pikeville, Dale Blackburn (Arlis), of Florida, and Mitchell Sesco, of Lower Johns Creek; two sisters, Linda Wright (David), of West Jefferson, Ohio, and Rita Bryant (Terry), of Greenup; one grandchild, Maximus Conway Webb; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 2019, at the J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel with Estill Reed officiating. Burial will follow at the Horne Family Cemetery, Cowpen Road.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Thursday, July 18, and all day on Friday, July 19, with evening services beginning at 7 p.m. 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.

Masayo Hamora

Masayo Seo Hamora, 86, of Sugar Camp Road, Virgie, died Monday, July 15, 2019, at the Parkview Nursing and Rehab Center.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hall & Jones Funeral Home of Virgie.

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

Barbara Helton

Barbara Helton, 73, of Lick Creek, died Sunday, July 14, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Helton Cemetery, Shelby Gap. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Inc., of Elkhorn City.

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

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Molly Kender

Molly Kender

Molly Jane Kender, 93, of Phelps, died Sunday, July 14, 2019, at the Pikeville Medical Center.

She was born at Pikeville, July 1, 1926, the daughter of the late George Washington and Georgia Stump.

She was a loving mom, grandmother, sister, neighbor and friend. She had previously worked as a cook for the Pike County Schools Food Service. She was a lovely lady who enjoyed her family, caring for her home and loved flowers. She was a member of the Edo Baptist Church for over 50 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Wayne Kender; her son, Bobby Dean Kender; her daughter, Kimberly Kender; her sister, Melda Josephine Stump; and her brothers, James Clifton, Clifton Lee and Andy Stump.

She is survived by four daughters, Helen May, of Florida, Susie Coleman and Pat Chambers (Robert), both of Louisville, and Shelvia Jean Morris (H.C.) of Mt. Washington; two sons, Donald Kender (Janice), of Liberty, and Ronnie Kender, of Pikeville; one sister, Avalean Casey, of Phelps; 11 grandchildren; and a host of great grandchildren, neighbors and friends.

Honoring services will be conducted at the Edo Freewill Baptist Church of Kimper, with Pastor Eddie Abbott officiating. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the church. Burial will follow at the Kender Cemetery, Phelps, with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Arrangements are under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services of Phelps.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Linda Law

Linda Moore Law, 69, of Right Fork of Island Creek, died Saturday, July 13, 2019, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington.

She was born in Pike County, Sept. 27, 1949, the daughter of Juanita Lowe Holcomb and the late Robert Holcomb.

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Law.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by one daughter, Candace Shields (Matthew); one son, Robert Cline; three brothers, Philip Holcomb (Conya), James Holcomb and Robert Holcomb; three grandchildren, Robert Cline (Ranesha), Matthew Cline and Sarah Cline; three great-grandchildren, Jacob Cline, Zahra Cline and Nova Cline; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 2019, at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 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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Eddie McCoy

Eddie McCoy

Eddie McCoy, 76, of Stanville, died Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at his residence.

He was born at Pikeville, April 26, 1943, the son of Edward McCoy, his biological father, and Richard Lee and Joetta Ratliff McCoy Smith.

He was a project manager at Elliott Contracting and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church at Betsy Layne.

He is survived by his wife, Phillistine Charles McCoy; one son, Thomas Edward McCoy (Rosa), of Stanville; one granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth McCoy; two brothers, Richie Smith and Johnny Smith (Phyllis), both of Pikeville; and two sisters, Linda Ann Talbot (Jack), of Connecticut, and Brenda Nichols (Wilburn), of Ohio.

Eddie will be truly missed and forever loved.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel with Tim McClanahan officiating. Burial will follow at the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road, Shelbiana. 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.

Linda Newsome

Linda Sue Stiltner Newsome, 70, of Three Mile Road, Jenkins, died Monday, July 15, 2019, at her residence.

She was born in Pike County, Aug. 20, 1948, the daughter of the late Ellis and Geneva Johnson Stiltner.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Pilgrims Prayer Old Regular Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kerry Newsome; two brothers, Tony and Jerry Stiltner; and one sister, Betty Tunget.

She is survived by one daughter, Karen Newsome (Calvin); three sons, Curtis Newsome (Barb), Kerry Newsome and Karson Newsome (Missy); six brothers, Paul Stiltner, Kenny Stiltner, Randy Stiltner, Lonnie Stiltner, Bobby Stiltner and Jimmy Stiltner; eight sisters, Judy Mullins, Mary Ramey, Martha Wright, Rheda Potter, Connie Ratliff, Gail Hall, Tammy Cantrell and Lesa Wright; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at the Pilgrims Prayer Old Regular Baptist Church with Daryl Newsom and others officiating. Burial followed at the Newsome Family Cemetery, Three Mile. Arrangements were 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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Joyce Runyon

“Joyce” Runyon

Winonna Joyce Runyon , 92, died peacefully, Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Mountain Brook, Alabama.

She was born at Chattaroy, W.Va., Jan. 30, 1927, the daughter of the late Oscar and Glady Irene Cleghon.

She was a longtime resident of Pikeville. She was a loving wife, married to John Paul Runyon  Sr., and mother to her son, Dr. John Paul Runyon (Mountain Brook , Ala.), and daughter-in-law, Dr. Monica Hunter Runyon (Mountain Brook,Ala.).

She was an active member of the First Christian Church and multiple bridge clubs.

She loved to travel and play golf.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, John Paul Runyon Sr.; her brother, Thomas Cleghon; and her brother and sister-in-law, Wateman and Helene Cleghon.

She is survived by her son, Dr. John Paul Runyon and daughter-in-law, Dr. Monica Hunter; Mary Jane Cleghon; her nieces, Lisa and Debbie; and her nieces, Lyda Kay Phillips and Betty Carrol and Grant Howard.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 20, 2019, at the First Christian Church. Burial will follow at the Mt. View Memory Gardens, Maher, West Virginia.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Friday, July 19, at the church. 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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Patti Shew

Patti Shew

Patti Laine Cox Shew, 62, of Lexington, died Friday, July 5, 2019, at her residence.

She was born in Pikeville, June 27, 1957, the daughter of the late Juanita and James Cox.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Karen Cox Diehl; and two brothers, Jimmy Cox and Billy Cox.

She is survived by one daughter, Courtney Dye, of Louisville; one brother, David Cox, of Lexington; and several nieces, nephews and many loving friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 2019, at the First Christian Church, Chloe Creek Road, with Bill Staggs and Mike Harrison officiating. Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. and last until the beginning of funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to the First Christian Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Care Cremation and Funeral Services of Lexington.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Freddie Slone

Freddie Slone, 63, of Fishtrap Road, Shelbiana, died Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at his residence.

He was born in Pike County, Feb. 7, 1956, the son of the late Leonard and Martha Thacker Slone.

He was a coal miner and the owner of Slone’s Bait Shop at Fishtrap.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ed Slone and Leonard Curry Slone; and seven sisters.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Nora Bartley; one brother, Charles “Curt” Slone; two special nieces, Sonja Crider and Amanda Ward; two special nephews, Leonard Slone and Jody Slone; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m., Friday, July 19, 2019, at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home Chapel. 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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Johnny Teeters

Johnny Teeters Jr.

Johnny Price Teeters Jr., 53, of Chattaroy, W.Va., died Monday, July 15, 2019, at the St. Francis Selective Care Hospital, Charleston, West Virginia.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry.

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

Anthony Varney

Anthony Jerome Varney, 42, of Raccoon, died Monday, July 15, 2019, at Zebulon Highway.

He was born in Pike County, Sept. 3, 1976, the son of Lola Slone Layne, of Mt. Sterling, and David Varney, of Raccoon.

He was a mechanic and a member of the Grassy Freewill Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Vestina Garlene Anderson.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Tori McKenzie Coleman, of Kimper; three brothers, Steven Varney (Candy), of Cannel City, Brandon Layne, of Mt. Sterling, and Shane Layne (Kodi), of Beckley, W.Va.; one sister, Amanda Gay Hamilton (Brandon), of Phyllis; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the Community Funeral Home Chapel with Freewill Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial will follow at the Varney Cemetery, Varney Branch. 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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