James Aldridge

James Aldridge, 80, of Phyllis, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road. 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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Ayla Eastwood

Ayla Eastwood

Ayla Brenn Eastwood, 11, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at her residence.

She was born at Pikeville, Aug. 14, 2008, the daughter of Adam Jason Eastwood and Meredith Hope Phillips Eastwood.  

She was a 6th grade student at Mullins Elementary School, where she participated as a member of the Mullins cheerleaders competition team, all-star elite and the FCA. She enjoyed school and was an excellent student. She loved scary movies, doing gymnastics and she absolutely loved her cats, Mazley and Minnie. She was very kind-hearted and friendly. She was always smiling.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Brenda Phillips; her great-grandparents, Hazel Phillips, Champ Phillips, Glen Williamson, Edith Williamson, Elmer Queen, Roma Queen, Jack Anderson Eastwood and Claudine Hagen; and a special little girl, who was waiting on her, Meleah Jane Reed.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Keaton Isaiah Eastwood; her grandparents, Howard Phillips and Andrew and Debbie Eastwood; her special friends, Priscilla Reed and Melanie Reed; her aunt, Allison Price; her uncle, Andrew Eastwood II; her 1st cousins, Katie Eastwood, Jade Eastwood, Trinity Price and Hailey Price; and a countless number of friends, to whom she was a loving friend.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at Mullins Elementary School with Shawn Ward, Zeke Stepp and Will Stepp officiating. Arrangements were 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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Bobby Justice

Bobby Justice

Bobby Darrell Justice, 68, of Stopover, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at the Jones & West Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Benny Freeman and Rev. Larry Rife officiating. Burial followed at the Blankenship Cemetery, Stopover. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps.

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

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Joseph Justice

Joseph Justice

Joseph Cameron Justice, 17, of Lexington, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at UK Medical Center, Lexington.

He was born Feb. 25, 2002, the son of Christy Love Newsome Justice and Cameron Justice.  

He was a senior at Henry Clay High School in Lexington.

Along with his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Victoria Drew Justice and Kate Blythe Lewis; one brother, Jack Dallin Lewis; his maternal grandparents, Sandra Carol Newsom and Alvin D. Newsome; his paternal grandparents, Greg Justice and Barbara Noble; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Sawyers officiating. Burial will follow at the Amos Newsom Memorial Cemetery, Virgie. 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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Reginald Douglas Lakin

Reginald Lakin

Reginald Douglas Lakin, 69, of Pikeville, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at his residence.

He was born at Pikeville, Sept. 19, 1950, the son of Josie May Easterling Lakin, of Melbourne, Fla., and the late Douglas Bailey Lakin.

He was a BellSouth lineman, a carpet layer and a member of the Amazing Grace Worship Center.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one son, James Clayton Justice.

Along with his mother, he is survived by his wife, Anna Lea Cantrell Lakin; five sons, James Todd Lakin (Ami), of Pikeville, Bowa Seth Lakin (Christine),  Stevie Todd Stapelton (Brenda), both of Richmond, Ky., Dennis Justice,of Mouthcard, and Jefferey Justice, of Winchester; three daughters, Skyler Lakin, of Morehead, Tyra Lynn Tackett (Scott), of Paintsville, and Dianna Frasure (Kenneth), of Pikeville; two sisters, Rhonda Linger (Aaron), of Palm Bay, Fla., and Barb Kosler (Vick), of Melbourne, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Tess Lakin, Jack Lakin, Tait Lakin, Zakk Lakin, Josie Reece Lakin, Jasper Noel Stapelton, Garrett Tackett, Brandon Reynolds and Trenton Reynolds; and his loving pet miniature poodle, Elijah Blue.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at the J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel with Levi Coleman and Bob Coleman officiating. Burial will follow at the Blankenship Cemetery, Right Fork of Cowpen.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30, 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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Myrna Layne

Myrna Layne

Myrna Loy Layne, 82, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at her residence in Winchester.

A native of Grundy, Va., she was born May 17, 1937, to the late Thomas Howard and Alice Marie Blackburn Lovell.

She was a Christian woman and an LPN. She worked many years as a dental hygienist and at the VA Hospital. She attended Calvary Christian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Angela Thea Layne-Abitz; and two sisters, Gladys Marie Harris and Lillian Gwyn.

She is survived by her two sons, David Matthew Layne and Virgil Paul Layne, and their father, Dallas Layne; one grandson, Dallas Matthew Joseph Layne; two sisters, Judy Dale Kim and Virginia Grace Puckett; her special friend and caregiver, Darlene Gibbs; and several cousins and extended family members.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at the J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Annie E. Young Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. until time of services on Saturday 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.

Phyllis Matheny

Phyllis Jean Hopkins Matheny, 76, of Chloe Road, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center.

She was born in Pike County, Jan. 24, 1943, the daughter of the late Homer and Mervel Adkins Hopkins.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Josh Matheny Jr.; one sister, Izetti Hopkins; two brothers, Ronald Dean “Duke” Hopkins and David Eugene Hopkins; a special aunt who was like a sister, Gerlean Hopkins; and her step-mother, Rosie Hopkins.

She is survived by one son, Gregory Matheny (Rhonda), of Ohio; one daughter, Janet Matheny Adkins (Billy Dale), of Pikeville; two brothers, Dorby Hopkins (Elitha) and Dennie Ray Hopkins (Patty); two sisters, Dorothy Gearheart (Greg) and Lois Adkins (Andy); four grandchildren, Jessica Sue Adkins, April Matheny, Emma Matheny and Josh Matheny; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Heiko Giese officiating. Burial followed at the Hopkins Cemetery, Greasy Creek. 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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Richard McQuirt

Richard McQuirt

Richard Lee McQuirt, 76, of Freeburn, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center.

In honoring his wishes, cremation services will be held and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps.

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

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Joann Meade

Joann Meade

Joann Simpson Meade, 85, of Marrowbone, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2019.

She was born in Pike County, March 8, 1934, to the late Edgel Ramey and Minnie Ramey.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Palmer Meade; one son, Connie L. Meade; one grandson, Adam L. Meade; one brother, Fonso McCown; and one sister, Grethel Bartley.

She is survived by her loving son, Donnie Meade (Debbie), of Marrowbone; three grandchildren, Brian W. Meade, Brett A. Meade and Pamela A. Meade; six great-grandchildren, Tyler Coleman, Jordan Meade, Jonathon Meade, Alexandra Meade, Deanna Meade and Josh Anderson; one great-great-grandchild, Jackson; and one brother, Billy Lewis Ramey.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at the Marrowbone Missionary Baptist Church, with Roger Johnson and the church choir officiating. Entombment will follow in the Annie E. Young Cemetery Mausoleum. 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.

Elder Noah Slone Sr.

Elder Noah Slone Sr., 86, of Pikeville, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

He was born in Pike County, Feb. 17, 1933, to the late Hibbard and Cora Blackburn Slone.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Holly Justice Slone; two daughters, Sharon Kay and Cora Slone; and two sisters and 10 brothers.

He is survived by his loving children, Rose Mary Thacker (Jeff), Noah Jr. Slone (Sarah), Timothy Slone (Veronica) and Hibbard Gary Slone; and nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at the Louisa Primitive Baptist Church, Rocky Road, with Robbie Worrix and other Primitive Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial followed at the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road. Arrangements were 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.

Nolan Smallwood

Nolan Smallwood, 84, of Flemings Branch of Dorton, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at his residence.

He was born in Pike County, Nov. 14, 1935, to the late Jim and Margie Elkins Smallwood.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, William Smallwood and Jammie Smallwood; one daughter, Linda McKnight; four brothers, Herbert Smallwood, Chester Smallwood, Charles Smallwood and Kermit Smallwood; and four sisters, Sue Hacker, Donna Lee Smitty, Alki Fore and Gusty Reynolds.

He is survived by his wife, Mae Smallwood; one son, Randy Smallwood, of Flemings Branch; one daughter, Brenda Hall, of Flemings Branch; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at the Hall & Jones Funeral Chapel. Burial followed at the Smallwood Cemetery, Flemings Branch of Dorton. 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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