Dinah Bentley

Dinah Mae Bentley, 78, of Little Robinson, died Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at the Mountain View Nursing Home.  

She was born on March 14, 1940, to the late Mack and Lavonia Johnson Burke.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Bentley; two sisters, Vesta Burke and Ruby Burke; one son-in-law, Jimmy Tackett; and one grandchild, Jennifer Boyd.

She is survived by three daughters, Sandy Tackett, of Little Robinson, Connie Boyd (Sandance Howard), of Lexington, and Johna Wright (Rodney), of Little Creek; three brothers, Carl Burke, of Long Fork, Clifford Burke, of Blaine, and Hillard Burke, of Ohio; five sisters, Edith Johnson, of Virgie, Betty Boyd and Hattie Baglyos, both of Morehead, and Linda Johnson and Dora Rhodus, both of Ohio; six grandchildren, Michael Tackett, Chastity Hopkins, Joshua Todd Tackett, Alexandria Boyd, Leigha Wright and Charity Wright; four great-grandchildren, Makenzie Hopkins, Jackson Hopkins, Grace Tackett and Joseyln Tackett.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Hall & Jones Funeral Home Chapel, with Nathan Little and others officiating. Burial will follow at the Alvis Newsome Cemetery, Little Robinson. 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.

Walter Bogar

Walter Dean Bogar, 60, of Hardy, died in the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at his residence, of a sudden illness. 

He was born July 22, 1958, the son of the late Joseph Ephraim “J.E.” Bogar and Birdie Mae Runyon Bogar.

He loved his church family and was always joyful in the Lord. He was a faithful member of the Dix Fork Old Regular Baptist Church, for 17 years, where he served as a deacon and clerk. He looked forward to seeing his church family every weekend. Just like his other dad, Berlin, he wanted to be first there. Never a truer Bible verse about Walter than the one found in Matthew 5:15 and 5:16 “Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it gives light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.”

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Nedria Stephenson; his other dad, Berlin Thornsbury; his brother-in-law, Bert Slater; his nephew, Joey Bogar; his paternal grandparents, Ermil and Elsie Hatfield Bogar; and his maternal grandparents, Moses and Polly Hunt Runyon.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Debbie Thornsbury Bogar, whom he loved dearly; his other mother, Thurajene Thornsbury; four brothers, Joseph Darryl Bogar (Brenda and John), of Clermont, Fla., Roy Bogar (Brenda, Roy Eugene, Jonathan, Mark and Suzanne), of Grethel, and Roger Bogar (Mae, Krystal, Fred) and Tom Bogar, all of Hardy; one sister, Elsie Slater (son, Bert Slater Jr.), of Lake Wales, Fla.; and four brothers-in-law, Paul Stephenson (Jenny, Polly), Ivan Neil Thornsbury (Mary), James Thornsbury (Susie) and Troy Thornsbury (and son, Ben); his sisters (in-law), Barb Newsome (Jerome), Lesa Justice (Mark), Tammy Dotson (Adam, Amy, Josh) and Reesia Thornsbury. Walter loved all of his nieces and nephews, especially the two he held close to his heart and helped raise, Rebecca and Kayla Justice.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Dix Fork Old Regular Baptist Church, with Dix Fork Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Special services will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow at the Bogar Cemetery, Narrows Branch Road, Hardy, with his brothers and brothers-in-law serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Dix Fork Old Regular Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry. 

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

This is a paid obituary.

Betty Fetter

Betty L. Fetter, 79, of Gahanna, Ohio, died Sunday, March 10, 2019. 

She was born at Pikeville, Aug. 29, 1939, the daughter of the late Mont and Oma Coleman. 

She was a devoted wife, mother, nana, aunt and sister. She loved to garden, dance and do yoga. She cherished reading and enjoyed sharing books with her family. She recently retired from more than 50 years as a hairdresser. She was an active member at St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church. She had the uncanny ability to make people believe they were the most important person in her life and assist or celebrate them as an individual. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Christina M. Blaker; and her sister, Arlene Elswick. 

She will be truly missed by her loving husband of nearly 57 years, Thomas J. Fetter; her children, Timothy fetter (Karla) and Theresa Walker; her grandchildren, Cierra Salamone (Brandon), Hannah Fetter, Joe Henderson and Brina Bennett; her great-grandchildren, Brayden and Holden; her siblings, Sandy Collins and George Coleman (Annie); in addition to many nieces and nephews, Suzanne Martello and Kathy Bennett; and a host of many other dear family and friends. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 15, 2019, at St. Matthew the Apostle Church, 807 Havens Corners Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230. Arrangements are under the direction of the Schoedinger Northeast Chapel of Gahanna, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church, or The Franklin Park Conservatory, www.fpconservatory.org/.

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

This is a paid obituary.

“Stacy” Harless

Julie “Stacy” Harless, RN, 50, of Louisa, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland.  

She was born at Hatfield, May 11, 1968, the daughter of Alice Faye “Maynard” Stacy and the late Simpson Stacy.  

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Winferd Harless Jr.; and an infant sister, Margaret. 

Julie was a certified nursing assistant employed by the Jordan Center, Louisa. She was a full-time nursing student at Ashland Community and Technical College and was recently awarded her pinning ceremony. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. Her family and friends meant the world to her.   

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Winferd Harless Jr.; and an infant sister, Margaret. 

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Joe Marcum, of Louisa; two sons, Jordan Harless (Lauren), of Richmond, and Brad Harless (Alisha), of Louisa; one brother, Simpson Stacy (Carla Webb), of Fallsburg; two sisters, Barbara Harless (Leroy), of Louisa, and Genevieve Sykes (Jason), of Elkhorn City; eight grandchildren, Morgan, Kelly, Makayla, Kira, Emberly, Braxton, Alexis and Jase Harless; three nephews, Ricky Harless (Chasity), of Warfield, Alex Coleman (Hailey), of Jefferson City, Tenn., and Tyler Stacy, of Fallsburg; three nieces, Savannah Whitt (Delbert), of Louisa, Alice Harless (Aaron Marcum), of Chattaroy, W.Va., and Mercedes Wagner, of Phelps; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Friendship United Baptist Church, Louisa, with Reverend John Deboard officiating. Burial will follow at the family cemetery, Louisa, with family and friends serving as pallbearers. 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. 

Connie Justice

Connie Sue Justice, 64, of Williamson, W.Va., died suddenly on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Nolan Church of God Acts 20:28, with Eugene Preece officiating. Burial will follow at the Rose Garden Cemetery, Canada. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral services from 11 a.m. until 1 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.

Dewey Ratliff

Dewey Ratliff, 70, of Regina, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at  11 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, with Jimmy Dale Sanders, Barry Lucas and Stacy Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow at the W. H. Coleman Cemetery, Wolfpit. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Inc., of Elkhorn City.

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

“White Owl” Spears

Christopher Lee ‘White Owl” Spears, 57, of Ashcamp, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center.

He was born at Pikeville, July 1, 1961, the son of Homer Joe Spears, of Ashcamp, and Fayetta Overstreet Spears, of Ashcamp.

He was a heavy equipment mechanic and a member of the Glory Bound Freewill Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Stevie Spears; and one sister, Wanda Looney.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Jan Parker Spears, of Ashcamp; one son, Christopher Jordon Spears (Kaitlyn), of Rutledge, Tenn.; two daughters, Brandi Lea Stevens (Dan), of Lily, and Amber Danielle Kelly, of Ashcamp; two sisters, Sondra Stiltner, of Harmon, Va., and Rhonda Spears, of Ashcamp; three brothers, Jimmy Spears, of Sandusky, Ohio, Joey Spears, of Breaks, Va., and Wayne Spears, of Ashcamp; two grandchildren, Addison Raylee Kelly and Kasey Morgan Kelly; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Glory Bound Freewill Baptist Church, with Edgar Sanders and others officiating. Burial followed at the Elkhorn City Cemetery, Elkhorn City. 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.

Jerelene Tackett

Jerelene Coleman Tackett, 67, of Elkhorn City, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Allegheny Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the Bowling Fork Cemetery. 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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