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Harold Blackburn

Harold Blackburn

Harold Dean Blackburn, 81, of Shelbiana, died Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at his home on Greasy Creek.  

A private family funeral service will be conducted Friday. Burial will follow in the R.H. Ratliff Cemetery, Shelbiana. Arrangements are under the direction of the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home of Pikeville.

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

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Loretta Hall

Loretta Hall

Loretta Hall, 55, of Ashcamp, died Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center at Hazard.

She was born Sept. 20, 1964, the daughter of the late Marlin and Eula Mae (Smith) Hall.

She was a former co-owner of The Golden Ring Restaurant in Elkhorn City and a member of the Shelby Valley Church of Christ since 2006.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Darrell Austin Damron, on Jan. 9, 1999; and three brothers, Gary Hall, Larry Hall and Buddy Hall.

She is survived by her step-mother, Margie Hall, of Bypro; six sisters, Dixie Bartley (Willis) and Nancy Johnson (Eugene), both of Elkhorn City, Joyce Hampton (Clarence), of Jonancy, Melissa Branham and Glisa Vance (Jeff), both of Bypro, and Peggy Howell (Billy), of Albion, Mich.; three brothers, Kenneth Hall (Nancy), of Albion, Mich., Steven Hall, of Bypro, and Tony Branham (Bonnie), of Albion, Mich.; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Due to COVID-19 requirements set forth by Governor Andy Beshear, all funerals in Kentucky are limited to the “closest of family” with “private burials.” Private funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2020, at J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel with Steven Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Family Cemetery at Sycamore. Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Call Funeral Home of Pikeville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are asked to be made in Loretta’s memory to: The Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center, 101 Dennis Sandlin MD Cove, Hazard, Ky. 41701.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Juanita Mullins

Juanita Mullins, 98, of Pikeville, died Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Pikeville Medical Center.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Hall & Jones Funeral Home of Virgie.

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

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Vondell Scott

Vondell Scott

Vondell Maynard Scott, 87, of Hardy, died  Thursday, March 19, 2020, at her residence.

She was born at Huddy, June 5, 1932, the daughter of the late Thomas and Cordia Alice Fields Maynard.

She was a retired cook at the former Varney Elementary School and a member of Old Pond Primitive Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alex “Ed” Scott; her son, Thomas L. Scott; her grandson, Darby Daniel Reed; her brothers, A.J. Maynard, William Maynard and Lee Roy Maynard; and her sisters, Reva Bostic, Vida Blackburn, Plina Charles, Ruth Lockart, Ruby Daley and Dolly Robinette.  

She is survived by her children, Larry Scott (Janet), of Whitesburg, Gary Scott (Judy), of Turkey Creek, Danny Scott (Nedra), Rodney Scott and Judy Martin (Eddie), all of Hardy, and Vicki Jude (Tommy), of Versailles; her grandchildren, Chad Scott, Jason Scott, Joey Scott, Mitchell Scott, Marty Scott, Jordan Scott, Grant Scott, Shannon Webb, Heather Riley, Rebecca Jo Jude, Ashley Prater and Niki Anderson; 21 great-grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 22, 2020, at the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Elswick and others officiating. Burial will follow in the Scott Family Cemetery, Hardy, with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.  

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Saturday, March 21, at the funeral home. Arrangements are 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.

Randall Tackett

Randall Tackett, 88, died Thursday, March 19, 2020, at the Parkview Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born October 20, 1931, to the late Toy and Frona Vanover Tackett.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Raymond, Russell, Walter, Jimmy, Obie and Marlow; and four sisters, Sadie Rose, Doris Mullins, Patty Johnson and Lora Tackett.

He is survived by eight sons, Marlon Tackett (Wendy), of Poor Bottom, Freddy Tackett, of Ohio, Randy Tackett, of Pennsylvania, Ronnie Hall, of Caney Creek, Terry Newsome, of Ohio, Todd Tackett, of Georgia, Tommy Tackett, of Illinois, and Brandon Leslie, of Pikeville; two daughters, Tammy Britton, of Indiana, and Neidra Dawn Akers, of Grethel; one brother, Lonnie Tackett (Patsy), of Dorton; one sister, Audrey Nunemaker, of Tennessee; 26 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Private funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 22, 2020, at the Hall & Jones Funeral Home Chapel with Daryl Newsom and others officiating. Burial will follow at the Tackett Family Cemetery at Cabin Fork.

Visitation will begin after 6 p.m., Saturday, March 21, for immediate family, at the funeral home. 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.

MaeZell Trador

MaeZell Trador, 95, of Forest Hills, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

A closed graveside celebration of life will be held at a later date, due to restrictions of the Coronavirus pandemic, at the Marcum Family Cemetery, Crum, W.Va., with Pastor Bobby Perry from the Bethel Temple Assembly of God Church at Nolan, W.Va., officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson, West Virginia.

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