Charles Bentley

Charles Kermit Bentley, 85, of Honaker Road, Pikeville, died Monday, July 15, 2019, at the Pikeville Nursing Home.

He was born in Pike County, Feb. 9, 1934, the son of the late Jimmie C. and Stella Damron Bentley.

He was a coal miner and a member of the Elizabeth Old Regular Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter. He enjoyed fox hunting, beekeeping and gardening.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Leon, Billy, Melvin, Ronald and Donald Bentley.

He is survived by his wife, Lila Sue Kelly Bentley; one daughter, Mary Carolyn May, of Robinson Creek; three sons, Charles Douglas Bentley (Pam), of Florence, S.Car., James Otis Bentley, of Tennessee, and Gregory Neil Bentley (Sarah), of Pikeville; one brother, Curtis Ell Bentley; three sisters, Nona Breland, Molly Osborne and Betty Hobson; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 19, 2019, at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Old Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial will follow at the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road, Shelbiana.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, at the funeral home, with services beginning at 7 p.m. each night. 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.

Ermel Griffith

Ermel Rex Griffith, 67, of Phyllis, died Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center.

He was born in Pike County, Oct. 6, 1951, the son of the late Ermel Griffith and Julia Coleman Griffith Cantrell.

He served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a mechanic, a coal miner and of the Church of God faith.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Branham Griffith; two daughters, Michelle Griffith and Lisa Griffith Layne (Ronald); one son, Jamie Griffith (Rebecca); five sisters, LaGonda Davis, Maye Coleman, Martha Belcher, Ruby Ramey and Becky Scott; one brother, David Griffith; six grandchildren, Jordan Griffith, Maddie Griffith, Cody Griffith, Hannah Griffith, Caleb Layne and Laiken Layne; one great-grandchild, Paisley Wallace; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Lloyd Holland and Dewayne Abshire officiating. Burial will follow at the Childress Cemetery, Mouthcard.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, at the funeral home with services beginning at 7 p.m. each night. 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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Fanny Johnson

Fanny Johnson

Fanny Leigh Johnson, 64, of Weeksbury, died Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center.

She was born in Pike County, Aug. 11, 1954, the daughter of the late Benny Thompson and Cordelia Hall.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God Prophecy.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Isaac, Ellis and Gene Thompson.

She is survived by her husband, James Johnson, of Weeksbury; one son, James A. Johnson (Chelsie), of Drift; one brother, Benny Thompson Jr. (Barbara), of Melvin; six sisters, Cara Cotton Thompson (Ronnie Vicars), of Melvin, Lucy Knott (Louis), of Sugar Loaf, Rita Little (Ronald), of Wheelwright, Jenny Hunter, of Wayland, Betty Hall (Gay), of Jacks Creek, and Jill Hall, of Price; and two grandchildren, Mike Johnson and Brandon Johnson.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at the Weeksbury Free Pentacostal Church of God. Burial will follow at the Johnson Cemetery, Skull.

Visitation will continue on Tuesday, July 16, 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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Jetta Justice

Jetta Justice

Jetta Lee Justice, 88, of Powells Creek, died Saturday, July 13, 2019, at the Pikeville Nursing and Rehab Center.

She was born in Pike County, May 3, 1931, the daughter of the late Stallard and Myrtle Hobbs Justice.

She was a homemaker, a teacher’s aide at Hellier Grade School and Millard Grade School, worked in the office at Millard Grade School and was a clerk at the G.C. Murphy store in Pikeville. She was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ruey Justice; and one sister, Bobbie Sue Hopkins.

She is survived by two sons, Richard Wayne Justice (Phoebe) and Ruey Michael Justice (Parenthia); one brother, Stallard Justice Jr. (Rosemary); two sisters, Jacqueline Ratliff and Alfreda Lowe; two grandchildren, Stephine Coleman and Andrea Kendrick; three great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Mason, Kyleigh Coleman and Maggie Kendrick; and one great-great-grandchild, Caleb Mason.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Ray Sawyers officiating. Burial will follow at the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road, Shelbiana. 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.

Daphne Kilgore

Daphne Kilgore, 42, of Shelby Gap, died Friday, July 12, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at the Poor Bottom Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the Bowling Family Cemetery, Bowling Fork. 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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Betty Stanley

Betty Stanley

Betty Lorene Stanley, 85, of Ransom, died Friday, July 12, 2019, at her residence.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, July 15, 2019, at the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Primitive Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial followed at the Joe Wright Cemetery, Myra. Arrangements were under the direction of the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry.

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

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"Doc" Thacker

“Doc” Thacker

Estil Dean “Doc” Thacker, 69, of Pikeville, died Friday, July 12, 2019, at his residence.

He was born in Pike County, March 11, 1950, the son of the late Estill and Mae Slone Thacker.

He was a retired coal miner, an electrician and a member of the Church of Christ of Red Creek.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger Thacker and Charles “Huck” Thacker.

He is survived by his wife, Melville E. Lee Thacker; two sons, Johnny Dean Thacker and Robert Ray Thacker; two brothers, Phinis Thacker and Johnny Thacker (Donna); one sister, Doris Huffman; one granddaughter, Alexis Paige Thacker; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 14, 2019, at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home with Joe Horn officiating. 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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