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IN MEMORY OF 
William Franklin "Bill" Adkins

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William Franklin "Bill" Adkins - age 84 of South Williamson, KY passed away Tuesday; Sept. 19, 2017 at the Hospice of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH. Born August 4, 1933 in Williamson, WV; he was the son of the late William and Alice West Adkins.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son, Stephen "Big Guy" Adkins, and 3 sisters, Margaret Gibson, Jean Footo, and Thelma Thacker.

Bill was retired from the railroad having worked as a carman in the Williamson rail yard. He was a Veteran

having served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, the American Legion, and he was of the Presbyterian faith.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Adkins of South Williamson, KY, child, Zaine Tepe of Erlanger, KY, a brother, Warner Adkins of Redford, MI, sister, Janice Sue Runyon of Mentor, OH, 2 grandchildren, Nick and Willow, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted Monday; Sept. 25, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in the mausoleum chapel at the Mt. View Memory Gardens at Huddy, KY with Rev. Caleb Horne officiating and burial to follow.

Military honors will be presented by the DAV Chapter 141 of Belfry, KY.

Visitation will be from 6-9 P.M. Sunday evening at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, KY.

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IN MEMORY OF 
Norene Chapman

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Norene Chapman, born October 25, 1958, daughter of the late Tilden and Eliza Chapman, entered into the peaceful rest of the Lord with her family by her side, Thursday; September 14, 2017 at the Cornerstone Hospital of Huntington, WV.  Norene was 58 years old.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Donnie, Phillip, Gary, and Russell Chapman, a beloved sister, Jennifer Moore, brother-in-law, Bobby Sesco, sister-in-law, Louise Chapman, and a nephew, Bobby Sesco Jr.

Norene was a truly amazing and unique blessing to anyone who knew her.  She had a colorful personality, that could not be matched.  She entered this life with a disability that she never allowed to hold her back.  Norene overcame many obstacles that seemed impossible at the time.  She taught us that anything is possible!  Norene loved life.

She loved listening to country music and playing Super Nintendo.  She enjoyed coffee like no one else.  Norene could light up a room with her lively personality and outlook on life.

Survivors include her beloved sister and caretaker, Beverly Chapman (Keith Burgess) of Hardy, KY,  her special brother, Randall (Pam) Chapman of Hardy, KY,  loving siblings, Sherry Sesco of Rockhouse, KY, Gloria (Earl) Adkins of Ypsilanti, MI, Benny (Sandy) Chapman of Louisa, KY, Larry Chapman of Ohio, and special brother-in-law, Robert Moore.  Norene was also adored and will be missed by a host of loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday; September 18, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. from the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, KY with Elder Eb Sesco officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mt. View Memory Gardens at Huddy, KY with Adam Gilman, Johnny Harrison, Randall Sesco, Stephen Walters, Steven Mounts, Randall Chapman, and Keith Burgess serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6-9 P.M. Sunday evening at the funeral home with services at 7:00 P.M.

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IN MEMORY OF 
Mildred Louise McCoy Taylor

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Mildred Louise McCoy Taylor - age 84 of Martin County, KY went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday; September 12, 2017 from the Logan Regional Medical Center in Logan, WV.  Born April 7, 1933 at Thacker, WV, she was the daughter of the late Ethel Miller (Earsel) Hensley of Hardy, KY and the
late Henry McCoy of Louisa, KY.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by 1 daughter, Katherine Louise Robinson, a grandchild, Sheila Taylor, a great-grandchild, Phillip Evans, 3 brothers, Woodrow Hensley, Bobby McCoy, and Gordon McCoy, 2 sisters, Manie O'pell and Grace Fields, and a daughter-in-law, Betty Taylor.

Mildred was married to her loving husband Ray for 67 years.  She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker.  She was a member of the Nolan Freewill Baptist Church for 69 years.

She had a passion for serving the Lord.

Survivors include her loving husband, Ray Taylor of Martin County, KY, her children, Earsel Ray Taylor of Martin County, KY, Columbia (Paul) Stacy of Crum, WV, and John (Judy) Taylor of Martin County, KY, 4 sisters, Helen Thompson of Manassas, VA, Gladys Skeens of Ft. Gay, WV, Roberta McCoy of Louisa, KY, and Elaine (Carl) Shortridge of Louisa, KY, 1 brother, Henry Jake (Bobbi Ann) McCoy of Louisa, KY, a son-in-law, Wallace Robinson of Lenore, WV, 8 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and a host of brothers and sisters in the Lord, and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday; September 16, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Nolan Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Earl White officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mt. View Memory Gardens at Maher, WV with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be after 6:00 P.M. Friday evening at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, KY with services at 7:00 P.M. with Bro. Danny Scott speaking.  Special singing will be by Bro. Pete Caraway.

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IN MEMORY OF 
Naomi Gail Thomas

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Naomi Gail Thomas - age 62 of Hardy, KY went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday; Sept. 12, 2017 at the Tug Valley ARH Skilled Nursing Facility in South Williamson, KY.  Born December 30, 1954, she was the daughter of Easter Mayanrd Goff of Hardy, KY and the late John Goff.

Gail was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend to many.  She was a long-time employee of Dawahares and Taylor's Jewelry.  She was also a Christian and attended the Hardy Church of Christ at Hardy, KY.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband of 38 years, Paul Michael Thomas of Hardy, KY, their two children, Ronald "Keith" (Erica) Thomas of Proctorville, OH, and Susan Thomas of Red Jacket, WV, her brothers, Gary (Shelia) Goff of Hardy, KY, Jeff (Deloris) Goff of Hardy, KY, and Michael (Cecilia) Goff of Forest Hills, KY, a sister, Robin (David) Caldwell of Wayne, WV, her princesss and love of her life, granddaughter, Alli Morgan Thomas of Proctorville, OH, her best friend, Cindy Baldwin of McCarr, KY, and a host of nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

A special thank you to her friend Cindy Baldwin, Cecilia Goff, and the staff at the ARH Skilled Nursing Facility for your support during the difficult time.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday; Sept. 15, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. from the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, KY with Bro. Ed Lockard officiating.  Burial will follow in the Buskirk Cemetery at Buskirk, KY with her brothers and nephews serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6-9 P.M. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Shriners Hospitals for Children® 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607


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IN MEMORY OF 
Carl Franklin Caldwell

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Carl Franklin Caldwell - age 60 of Beech Creek, WV passed away Wednesday; September 6, 2017 at his home.  Born September 13, 1956 in Pikeville, KY; he was the son of the late Carl Donald and Clursey Tackett Caldwell.

Carl was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army and he was a member of the Devon Church of Christ.  He was a former employee of Whitehead & Kales in Michigan.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Mahon Caldwell of Beech Creek, WV, 1 daughter, Crystal Caldwell (Daniel Asher) of Red Jacket, WV, 1 grandson, Anthony Caldwell of Red Jacket, WV, 2 sisters, Connie (Clayton) Young of Lincoln Park, MI and Donna (Ernest) Zynda of Wyandotte, MI, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday; September 8, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. from the Devon Church of Christ with Travis Simpkins and Archie Kevin Blankenship officiating.

Burial will follow in the Grover Kennedy & Mahon Cemetery at Beech Creek, WV with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be after 6:00 P.M. Thursday evening at the Devon Church of Christ with services to be held at 7:00 P.M.

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IN MEMORY OF 
Joyce Ann Blankenship

Joyce Ann Blankenship - age 72 of McCarr, KY passed away Sunday; August 27, 2017 at the Tug Valley ARH Medical Center in South Williamson, KY. Born August 28, 1944 Thacker, WV; she was the daughter of the late Rant and Mandy Smith Dotson.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Pem William Blankenship; 1 son, Timmy Blankenship, 3 brothers, Little Rant Dotson, Roland Dotson, and Robert Dotson, and 1 sister, Panzie Williams.

Joyce was a homemaker and a member of the Community Lighthouse Ministries at Stone, KY.

Survivors include her son, Denny Blankenship of McCarr, KY, 2 grandchildren, Stephanie and Denny Blankenship, 2 brothers, Johnny Dotson of McCarr, KY and Jimmy Dotson of Ransom, KY, 7 sisters, Virgie Burton of McVeigh, KY, Pearl Begley of Jackson, KY, Emma Francis of Freeburn, KY, Linda Hager of Hardy, KY, Brenda Thomas of McCarr, KY, Pauline Thomas of McCarr, KY, and Sabrina Johnson of Warfield, KY. Also surviving is a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday; September 3, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. from the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, KY with Rev. Ervin Francis officiating. Burial will follow in the Family Cemetery at Hatfield Branch; McCarr, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6-9 P.M. Friday and Saturday at the funeral home with services nightly at 7:00 P.M.

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IN MEMORY OF 
Ronnie Verlon Thompson

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Ronnie Verlon Thompson - age 68 of Belfry, KY went home to be with his mom and dad, the late Strother and Nancy Jane Davis Thompson, on Tuesday; August 15, 2017.  He had missed them so much!

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, George and James Thompson. 

He was born May 24, 1949 in Pike County.  He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and he was formerly employeed by Big Lots.  Ronnie was a member of the Gospel Revelation Church at Burnwell, KY where he was ordained a minister on March 25, 2007.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Lois Scalf Thompson of Belfry,  2 sisters, Mary (Bud) Pennington of Williamson, WV and Sarah Auxier of Burnwell, KY, 1 brother, Kenneth (Twila) Thompson of Burnwell, KY, nephews, Randy, JR, Steven, Andrew, Kenneth Alan, and Little Kenny, nieces, Carol, Gretta, and Beverly, a great-niece, Allyson whom he called "my girl".  Also surviving is a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday; August 19, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. from the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, KY with Ministers of the Gospel Revelation Church officiating.  Burial will follow in the Thompson-Moore Cemetery at Burnwell, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from from 6-9 P.M. Friday evening at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Ronnie to a christian school in the Mingo-Pike area.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, KY.

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IN MEMORY OF 
Charles Edward Scott Jr.

Charles Edward Scott Jr. - age 62 of Williamson, WV formerly of Hardy, KY died Friday; August 11, 2017 at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born September 23, 1954 in Williamson, WV; he was the son of the late Charles Edward and Vivian Smith Scott.

Chuck was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy and he was a former carpenter.

Survivors include 2 sons, Charles Edward Scott III and Montgomery Daniel Scott, 1 brother, John Scott, and 2 sisters, Mary Jane Lay and Susan Heald.

Graveside services will be held Thursday; August 17, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Family Cemetery at Hardy, KY with Rev. Kenny Gore officiating.

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IN MEMORY OF 
Glenedith Jarrell

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Glenedith Jarrell, 98 of Warfield, KY, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday; August 13, 2017.  Born July 12, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Lena "Ma" Jarrell of Yellow Creek, KY.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Jarrell, three sons, Theodore Brumfield, Hubert Jarrell, and Danny Jarrell, two infant daughters, four sisters, Gertrude Gauze, Leona Ratliff, Ruby Ferris, and Helen Crum, three brothers, Kenneth Jarrell, James Ray Jarrell, and George Jarrell Jr.

Survivors include her two loving sons, Isaac "Ike" (Dianna) Jarrell of Pilgrim, KY and Charles Jarrell of Warfield, KY, one brother, Clyde (Shelby) Jarrell of Groveport, OH, one sister, Cilia "Aunt Mae" Smith of Virginia Beach, VA, 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday; August 16, 2017 at the Martin County Freewill Baptist Church, Route 1439 Pilgrim, KY with Bobby Mullins and Joe Mullins officiating.  Burial will follow in the Jarrell Memorial Cemetery at Hode, KY.

Visitation will begin at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday evening for family and from 5:00-10:00 P.M. for friends at the Martin County Freewill Baptist Church with special services at 7:00 P.M.

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IN MEMORY OF 
Mary Helen Stafford

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Mary Helen Stafford - age 62 of Belfry, KY passed away Wednesday; August 9, 2017 at the Tug Valley ARH Medical Center in South Williamson, KY following a lingering illness.

Born May 2, 1955 in South Williamson, KY; she was the daughter of Dorothy Pope of Rawl, WV and the late Jack Miller.

In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Frank Cline.

Mary was a graduate of Matewan High School, a homemaker, and former deli manager with Krogers in South Williamson and Logan.  She was of the Freewill Baptist faith.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Joe Stafford of Belfry, KY, 1 son, Joe (Misty) Stafford of Belfry, KY, 1 grandson, Camron Stafford, 2 brothers, William Cline of Logan, WV and Bill Miller of Rawl, WV, 2 sisters, Sally Miller of Logan, WV and Helen Fish of Aflex, KY, her mother-in-law, Doris Stafford of Slater's Branch, KY, her special caregivers, Angie and Butch Chapman and Pam Stafford, a special friend, Elaine West, and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday; August 13, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. from the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, KY with Rev. Rick Gannon officiating.  Burial will follow in the Stafford Cemetery at Lovers Lane; McCarr, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6-9 P.M. Saturday evening at the funeral home.

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IN MEMORY OF 
Brian Neal Pennington

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Brian Neal Pennington, 44, died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Williamson Memorial Hospital.  Born April 29, 1973 in Williamson he was a son of the late Dennis Pennington and Cynthia (Pennington) Harper of Hardy, KY.

Brian attended Williamson High School. He will be remembered for his kind heart and his love of music and art. He loved playing the guitar and singing.

He is survived by his children, Candace, Ashley, Matthew, Irissa, Selina and Taylor; sisters, Terry (Frank) Giordano, Libby (Kenny) Bevins, Sandy (Kenny) Leedy, Denise (Danny) Spaulding, Melanie (Shane) Shutt, and Tammy Pennington; brothers, Keith Pennington, Alan Pennington, and David Pennington.

Visitation will be Friday, August 11, 2017 from 6 to 8 pm at Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, KY. There will be no funeral service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions would be greatly appreciated to help with funeral expenses. Donations can be made to the Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

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IN MEMORY OF 
John H. Caines

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John H. Caines - age 87 of Belfry, KY formerly of Chattaroy, WV went home to be with the Lord on Sunday; July 30, 2017 at his home following a lingering illness.  Born January 7, 1930 in South Williamson, KY; he was the son of the late Walter Homer "Bill" and Caroline Nelson Caines of South Williamson, KY.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Booth Caines, a son, John Michael Caines,  a sister, Norma "Snookie" Caines Maynard and a nephew, George David Maynard.

John was a 1950 graduate of Belfry High School and a Veteran having served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.  Upon returning from service, he completed a business program at the Mayo Vocational School.  He was a businessman for many years and co-owner of the former C&M Market.  After leaving the market business, he sold cars for Hatfield-McCoy Ford.  The last 40 years of his life he devoted to his father-in-law's business, JD Westcotts, where he served as secretary/treasurer after his wife's passing in 2001.

John was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Williamson, WV.

Survivors include his niece, Jenny and her husband Randall Stanley of Belfry, KY, his extended family, Patty Phillips, Aubrey Booth, Suzy Phillips, and Jenny Moore, his dedictated caregiver, Emma Pecco - who went above and beyond, which allowed John to spend his last years at home, Ruby Hubbard who took care of John's house and assisted in his care, a caregiver, Denise Alley, a beloved church family, and a host of friends.

A special "Thank You" to Bluegrass Care Navigators for all their help and care for the past several months.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday; August 2, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. from the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, KY with Rev. Jarod Belcher officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mt. View Memory Gardens at Huddy, KY with men of the church serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6-9 P.M. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

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IN MEMORY OF 
Lillie Etta Dotson

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Lillie Etta Dotson, 85, widow of Ransom Roosevelt Dotson, Jr., died Thursday; July 27, 2017 at Hospice Care Center in Lexington, KY.  She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of the late Rev. Raymond Edward and Evalena Wadlow Worley.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Ann Spurlock, a brother, Walter Worley, and a grandson, Jonathan Webster.

Lillie was a graduate of St. Mary's School of Nursing in Huntington, WV and she had been a Registered Nurse with the Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson, KY.  She was a member of the Man O'War Church of God.

She is survived by a daughter, Pamela Ann (Byron) Revel of Lexington, KY, son, Ransom Edward (Sally) Dotson of Mt. Sterling, KY, three sisters, Wilma (Dallas) Moore of Huntington, WV, Inez (A.L.) Perkins of Lexington, KY, and Brenda Kennedy of Corbin, KY, six grandchildren, Anna Marie (Devin) Revel, Marsha Naomi (Tim) Kerdoff, Christian Nicole Dotson, Seth Collier Dotson, Kara Renee (Kevin) Jarzynski, and Roxanne Jo (Jordan) McCool, one great-grandchild, John Russell Kerdoff, brother-in-law, Merril Spurlock of Lexington, KY, and sister-in-law, Shirley Worley of Erlanger, KY.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday; July 30, 2017 at 4:30 P.M. at the Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing, in Nicholasville, KY with Rev. Dr. Derwood Perkins officiating.

Visitation will be from 2:30 P.M. until the time of the service on Sunday at the Clark Legacy Center in Nicholasville.

A graveside service and burial will be held Monday; July 31, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Dotson Family Cemetery at Ransom, KY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bluegrass Care Navigators (Hospice), or to the St. Mary's Foundation Scholarship, ATTN: St. Mary's Foundation School of Nursing, 2900 First Avenue, Huntington, WV  25702.

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IN MEMORY OF 
George E. Gooslin

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George E. Gooslin - age 63 of Freeburn, KY passed away Tuesday; May 30, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident at Phelps, KY.  Born January 28, 1954 in Pike County, KY; he was the son of the late Glenn and Fern Scott Gooslin.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Danny Ray Gooslin and Glenn Boy Gooslin, and 1 sister, Roberta Gooslin.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Pierce, his children George Gooslin Jr., Sharon Gooslin (Christopher) Pishner, Sabrina (Gary) Wolford, Ashley (Adam) Blankenship, Adam (Stevie Wolford) Pierce, Angela (Cliff Wallace) Pierce, April (Billy Joe) Charles, and Alisha (Josh) Hardin, 2 sisters, Patsy Chapman and Ruth Ann Tilley, 3 brothers, John Ford Jackson, John Paul Gooslin, and Jonah Gooslin, 19 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and a host of friends.

George was a very loving man who was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday; June 3, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. from the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, KY.  Burial will follow in the Gooslin Cemetery at Peter Fork; McCarr, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6-9 P.M. Friday evening at the funeral home.

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Hatfield Funeral Chapel
144 Toler Road
Toler, Kentucky  41514

P.O. Box 216
Belfry, Kentucky  41514

Phone:  606-353-7281
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