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IN MEMORY OF 
Douglas Kennedy

Douglas Kennedy - age 76 of Beech Creek, WV passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the Pikeville Medical Center.  Born October 23, 1942 at O'Keefe, WV, he was the son of the late Thomas Edison and Jenny Browning Kennedy.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Ray Kennedy, 2 brothers, Arthur "Ott" Kennedy and Randy Kennedy, and a nephew, Michael.

Doug retired as a Chief Petty Officer from the United States Navy after serving his country for 20 years.

Survivors include his wife, Rosetta Daniels Kennedy of Beech Creek, WV, 2 sons, Douglas (Terri) Kennedy of California and Thomas Kennedy of the home, 2 step-children, Donna Blankenship and Thomas Blankenship both of Beech Creek, WV, 1 brother, James Ed (Joyce) Kennedy of Madison, WV, 3 sisters, Eileen (Roy) Smith of Virginia, Linda Lawson of Delbarton, WV, and Louise Ballard of Arizona, nieces, Karen, Cheryl, Dawn, and Rhonda Lynn, nephews, Ed, Joe, Kevin, Roy, Chris, Mark, Doug, Eric, Terry, and Little Randy, his step-grandchildren, Angel, Taylor, Quaid, and his "special little girl" Ava Blankenship, and a host of other family and friends.

In honoring Doug's wishes, cremation has taken place.

  

IN MEMORY OF 
Daisy Lee

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Daisy Lee - age 81 of Beech Creek, WV passed away Friday, April 19, 2019 at the Pikeville Medical Center following a sudden illness.  Born May 14, 1937 at O'Keefe, WV, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Sarah Looney Hatfield.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl Lee, a grand-daughter, Chrissy Simpkins, 1 sister, Violet Murphy, and 4 brothers, Roger Hatfield, Ira Hatfield, Earl Hatfield, and Glen Hatfield.

Daisy was a homemaker and attended the Beech Creek Church of Christ.

Survivors include 1 daughter, Mary Ann (Rick) Parks, 2 sons, Ricky (Angie) Lee and Randy Lee, 2 brothers, Phillip (Anna Lou) Hatfield and James (Nellie) Hatfield, 6 grandchildren, Michael Lee, Melissa Daniels, Kim Daniels, Nick Lee, Alex Lee, and Kyle Lee, 3 great-grandchildren, Corey, Jada, and Desirae, 3 great-great-grandchildren, Winter, Grayson, and Peyton.

Also surviving is a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 22, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, KY with Evang. Bruce Murphy officiating.  Entombment will follow in the Mt. View Memory Gardens Mausoleum at Maher, WV with grandsons and friends serving as pallbearers.

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

  

IN MEMORY OF 
Clyde "Chuck/Chug" Lloyd Jr.

Clyde "Chuck/Chug" Lloyd Jr. - age 77 of Williamson, WV passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019 at his home.  Born March 28, 1942 in Williamson, WV, he was the son of the late Clyde and Braska Dean Lloyd Sr.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Roger Lloyd.

Survivors include his daughters, Melinda Lloyd-Holley of Georgetown, KY and Brenda Sieler of Iowa, 1 brother, Donald Lloyd of Florida, 5 sisters, Kathy Thacker of Sidney, KY, Lorraine Matney of Williamson, WV, Carol Poteet of Florida, Louise Webb of Williamson, WV, and Jeannie Goan of Varney, WV, 3 granddaughters, Salina Sachau, Tabytha Holley, and Jessica Sieler, and a host of friends.

In honoring his wishes, cremation will take place.  A memorial service will be scheduled and announced at a later date.

  

IN MEMORY OF 
Patricia Ann Sherpinskas

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Patricia Ann Sherpinskas - age 55 of Blackberry City, WV passed away Friday, April 12, 2019 at her home following a lingering illness.  Born January 25, 1964 in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of the late Autry and Josephine Wallace Prater.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Lee Prater.

Patricia was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Sherpinskas of Blackberry City, WV, 1 daughter, Ginger (Joey) Duty of Carmi, IL, 1 son, Danny Dotson of Blackberry City, WV, 1 brother, Autry (Deann) Prater Jr. of Freeburn, KY, 4 sisters, Deborah Chafin of Majestic, KY, Dolly (Frankie) Smith of Matewan, WV, Shelby Prater of Omar, WV, and Charlotte Prater of Majestic, KY.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. at the Faith Tabernacle at Freeburn, KY.  Burial will follow in the Buddy Mounts Cemetery at Freeburn with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be after 6:00 P.M. Tuesday evening at the Faith Tabernacle.

  

IN MEMORY OF 
Delmer Parsley

Delmer Parsley - age 75 of Blaine, KY passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019 at his home.  Born June 25, 1943 in Flatwoods, KY, he was the son of the late Selwyn and Garnet Parker Parsley.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Selwyn Parsley, a daughter, Mary Rose Wallen, and 2 brothers, Elmer and William Parsley.

Delmer was a former contractor.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Parsley of Williamson, WV, 3 sons, Jess Parsley of Blaine, KY, Jerry Wallen of Ohio, and Charles Wallen of Williamson, WV, 1 daughter, Tabitha Thompson of Williamson, WV, 1 brother, Hershel Parsley of Lorain, OH, 1 sister, Helen Farley of North Carolina, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 15, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. at the Cains Creek Freewill Baptist Church at Blaine, KY with Ford McKenzie and Rodney King officiating.  Burial will follow in the Parsley Cemetery at Dean's Branch; Blaine, KY.

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

  

IN MEMORY OF 
Norma Jean Harris

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Norma Jean Harris - age 82 of Canada, KY passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019 at her home. Born August 30, 1936 at Mead, WV, she was the daughter of the late Mack and Garnet Staton Plymal.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Stirl Harris, two brothers, James Plymal and Charles "Sam" Plymal, and one sister, Mary "Peggy" Abbott.

Norma Jean retired as a physical therapy aide from the Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson after 43 years of service.

Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer (Gregory) Ratliff of Banner, KY, two granddaughters, Katie (Joseph) Stanley of Hardy, KY and Samantha (fiancee Jordan Sammons) Hubbard of Canada, KY, a step-great-grandson, Isaiah Stanley, and one brother, Miles "Pig" Plymal.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, KY.  Burial will follow in the Mt. View Memory Gardens at Huddy, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

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

  

IN MEMORY OF 
Victor Olen "Butch" Gilman

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Victor Olen "Butch" Gilman - age 67 of Church Hill, TN formerly of Stollings, WV, born September 11, 1951 in Mingo County, WV, the son of the late Olen Gilman and Birdie Hatfield Nicholas, entered into the peaceful rest of the Lord with his son by his side on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, TN.

Butch was a truly amazing and unique blessing to anyone who knew him.  He had a colorful personality that could not be matched.  He loved WVU football, music, and a good time, but most of all he adored his three granddaughters.  There was nothing in life that could hold him down.  Butch loved life!  He made the most out of every situation and he never missed an opportunity to spend with his family and friends.  He could light up a room with his lively comments and outlook on life.

Butch is survived by his beloved son and caretaker, Adam and Summer Gilman of Church Hill, TN, his three granddaughters, Trinity, Natalie, and Emma, his loving siblings, John Carl (Mary) Gilman of Temecula, CA, Jim (Bonnie) Gilman of Chattaroy, WV, Phillip (Mary) Gilman of Davison, MI, Randy Gilman of Delbarton, WV, and Robert (Susan) Gilman of Corunna, MI.  Butch is also adored and missed by a host of loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 12, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, KY with Rev. Mitchell Bias officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mt. View Memory Gardens at Huddy, KY.

Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service on Friday at the funeral home.

  

IN MEMORY OF 

Dottie Maynard

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Dottie Maynard - age 80 of Delbarton, WV went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 5, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. Born July 25, 1938 in Matewan, WV, she was the daughter of the late Rev. William H. and Edna Adams Godby.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Ercle Maynard, two infant sons, Ercle and Raymond Eugene Maynard, a granddaughter, Rachel Brittany Denise Maynard, four brothers, Bob Godby, Bill Godby, Tom Godby, and Don Godby.

Dottie was a homemaker and a member of the Parsley Bottom Freewill Baptist Church. When her health allowed, she loved to sing gospel songs and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the loves of her life.

Survivors include her children, Rebecca (Paul) Martin of Delbarton, WV, Ralph Maynard of Delbarton, Roger (Teresa) Maynard of Lenore, WV, and Roberta (Robert) Hunt of Delbarton, WV, one brother, Jim (Peggy) Godby of FL, four sisters, Opal Wulderk of FL, Mary (Jim) Kennedy of FL, Lucy Sigler of CA, and Sylvia (Michael) LeClair of OH, a sister-in-law, Pat Godby of GA, her grandchildren, Doug (Jenelle) Martin of Delbarton, WV, Taria (Damien) Salmons of Lenore, WV, Ercle Joshua (Barbie) Maynard of OH, Ralph Maynard Jr. of Delbarton, WV, Alisha (Dustin) Estepp of Delbarton, WV, and KeAnna Nicole Hunt of Delbarton, WV, her great-grandchildren, Jadyn Salmons, Brennan Salmons, Nathan Martin, Drew Martin, Madison Estepp, Mason Estepp, Samantha Estepp, and Gabriel Elkins, and a step-great-grandson, Brock Robinson.

Also surviving is a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Parsley Bottom Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Matthew Martin and Bro. Harold Hanshaw officiating.

Burial will follow in the Lenore Memorial Gardens at Lenore, WV with her sons, Roger and Ralph Maynard, her sons-in-law, Paul Martin and Robert Hunt, her grandsons, Josh Maynard, Doug Martin, Ralph Maynard Jr., Damien Salmons, and Dustin Estepp serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be after 6:00 P.M. Tuesday evening at the Parsley Bottom Freewill Baptist Church with Special services at 7:00 P.M. with Damien Salmons and Harold Hanshaw speaking. 

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

  

IN MEMORY OF 
Nellie Marie Stanley

Nellie Marie Stanley - age 79 of Hatfield, KY passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at the Pikeville Medical Center.  Born February 8, 1940 in Martin County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Trennel and Gladys Workman Chaffin.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth Gillman, her second husband, Bogar Stanley, a son, Marvin Gillman, 2 brothers, Bill and Freenie, and 2 sisters, Bonnie and Beulah.

Nellie formerly worked at Caplain's Furniture and Mingo Manor Nursing Home.  She was a member of the Huntleyville Gospel Revelation Tabernacle.

Survivors include 2 sons, James Kenneth Gillman and Kevin Eric Gillman, 1 daughter, Marsha Lynn Siebeneck, 2 step-sons, Troy Stanley and Shawn Stanley, 2 step-daughters, Karen Acosta and Sherry VanHoose, 4 brothers, Eddie, Howard, Glen, and Tom, 7 sisters, Ruby, Gloria, Helen, Diane, Mary, Sharon, and Rachel, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 29, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. at the Huntleyville Gospel Revelation Tabernacle with Pastor Harrison Baisden officiating.  Burial will follow in the Family Cemetery at Giliam Branch; Hatfield, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be after 5:00 P.M. Thursday evening at the Huntleyville Gospel Revelation Tabernacle.

  

IN MEMORY OF 
Carl Douglas "Dougie" Varney Jr.

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Carl Douglas "Dougie" Varney Jr. - age 44 of Williamson, WV departed this life on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the Pikeville Medical Center.  Born December 11, 1974 in South Williamson, KY, he was the son of the late Carl Douglas Varney Sr. and the late Martha Coleman Varney.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Billy Joe Varney, an uncle, Bruce Coleman, and other uncles.

Survivors include 2 sisters, Angela (Billy) Slone of Ransom, KY and Sabrina (Eric) Stone of Flat Rock, NC, 1 brother, Timothy (Delilah) Ratliff of Jackson, OH, 2 nieces, Angel (Joshua) Stump of Ransom, KY and Kimberly Slone of Ransom, KY, 1 nephew, Dalton Slone of Ransom, KY, 2 aunts, Claudia Maynard of Williamson, WV and Betty Varney of Ransom, KY, and a host of cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 18, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Samaria Primitive Baptist Church at Ransom, KY with Shawn Dotson officiating.  Burial will follow in the Varney Cemetery on the Left Fork of Blackberry at Ransom, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be after 6:00 P.M. Sunday evening at the Samaria Primitive Baptist Church with services to be held at 7:00 P.M.

  

IN MEMORY OF 
Rush F. Runyon Jr.

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Rush F. Runyon Jr., affectionately known by many as Papaw Rush, age 90 of McCarr, KY went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from the Tug Valley ARH Skilled Nursing Facility in South Williamson, KY.  Born May 2, 1928 in Logan, WV, he was the son of the late Rush F. Runyon Sr. and the late Martha Hannah Runyon.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife Retha Mae Hyden Runyon.

Rush was a veteran having served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict for which he was awarded the Purple Heart and numerous other medals.  He began his career working for CIT then he went to work for Matewan Banks which eventually became BB&T.  Following his retirement from the banking industry, he opened Runyon Reality which he operated until his retirement in 2009.

Rush was a dedicated Christian and always tried to faithfully follow and obey the Lord.  He sang with various area gospel groups over the years.  He was a very civic and community minded man.  He was the former president of Habitat for Humanity, a volunteer at Belfry High School for many years, and over the years he was participated in many other community activities and organizations.

Survivors include his children, Susan Marie Wiggins of Shadyside, OH, Terrie Leigh Caiazza of Shadyside, OH, William Marty (Lori) Runyon of Shadyside, OH, Christina Faye (Tim) Wizba of Osprey, FL, Retha (John) Hunt of Belfry, KY, and Keith (Felicia) Baldwin of Toler, KY.  Also surviving is a host of grand-children, great-grandchildren, extended family, and dear friends.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at the Belfry High School Auditorium with Bro. Ed Lockard officiating.  Burial will follow in the Anderson Hatfield Cemetery at McCarr, KY.

Active pallbearers will be James Baldwin, Cory Matney, Acie Williams, Jeremy Workman, Mike Alley, Keith Baldwin, William Lee Hyden, Chris Flores, and Julian Runyon.  Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Davis, Bill Hyden, Randall W. Runyon Sr., Randall W. Runyon Jr., Ryan M. Runyon, Curt Mutter, Dale Mutter, Eddie Matney, John Hunt, Marty Runyon, and Tim Wizba.

Visitation will be from 6-9 P.M. Saturday evening at the Belfry High School Auditorium.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Rush F. Runyon Scholarship Fund c/o Belfry High School P.O. Box 160 Belfry, KY  41514.

  

IN MEMORY OF 

Cathy Alene Runyon

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Cathy Alene Runyon - age 70 of Martin County, KY passed away Monday, February 18, 2019 at her home.  Born September 22, 1948 in South Williamson, KY, she was the daughter of the late Curtis Maynard and the late Katherine "Tootie" Hensley Blanton.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Preacher William Gary Runyon.

Survivors include her children, Gary Douglas (Sandy) Runyon of Crum, WV, George Michael (Shannon) Runyon of Logan, WV, Anthony Dwayne (Johnica) Runyon of Greenville, TN, and Kathy Jo (Jamie) Parkins of Greenville, TN, 3 brothers, Buddy (Jami) Maynard of Hatfield, KY, Spanky (Karen) Maynard of Belfry, KY, and Tommy Maynard of Hatfield, KY, 3 sisters, Faye (Johnny) Hanny of Sidney, KY, Mary (Roger) Stepp, and Daryl Marie (Lynn) Fields both of Hatfield, KY, her grandchildren, Brien (Miranda), Shane (Cheyenne), Courtney (Chris), Kayla, Cheyenne, Madison, Nikki, Faith, and Hannah, 11 great-grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, KY with Bro. John Taylor officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mt. View Memory Gardens at Huddy, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6-9 P.M. Friday evening with services at 7:00 P.M. with Bro. Gary Stewart speaking.

  

IN MEMORY OF 
Kyris Leo Bowling

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Kyris Leo Bowling - age 70 of Flat Gap, KY formerly of Stopover, KY passed away Wednesday; February 13, 2019 at the Pikeville Medical Center.  Born December 28, 1948 in Phelps, KY, he was the son of the late Henry and Goldie Anise Justice Bowling.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Marcum Bowling, 3 brothers, Eugene, Ermal, and George Bowling, and 2 sisters, Betty Lester and Kathleen Pruitt.

Kyris was a former coal miner and a member of the Apostolic Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Madeline (Michael) Lee of Ivel, KY, 2 granddaughters, Kyrisa and Hannah Lee of Ivel, KY, 1 sister, Molly Lester of Phelps, KY, and a favorite sister-in-law,
Carol Marcum of Daytona, FL.

Funeral services will be held Monday; February 18, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, KY with Bro. Michael West officiating.  Burial will follow in the Bowling Cemetery on Calloway Branch at Phelps, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

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

  

IN MEMORY OF 
Paul Edward Thompson

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Paul Edward Thompson - age 72 of Merrimac, WV went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, KY.  Born June 26, 1946 in Williamson, WV, he was the son of the late James Harold and Faye Agnes Leatherberry Thompson.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, David Thompson.

Paul was a former assembly worker for Ford Motor Company and he was a longtime member of the Chattaroy Church of God.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Lorraine Ward Thompson of Merrimac, WV, one son, Mark Edward (Gloria) Thompson of Poca, WV, one daughter, Paula (Bill) Roberts of Nitro, WV, two brothers, Ralph (Mary) Thompson of Inkster, MI and James (Debra) Thompson of Merrimac, WV, three sisters, Brenda Ferrell of Merrimac, WV, Margaret (Gary) LaFever of TN, and Janice (Donnie) Weir of Calhoun, TN, his grandchildren, Kyle (Fiancee Cara Chaney) and Michael (Tayler) Thompson, Jessica (Joshua) Lyons, and Jeremiah (Samantha) Roberts, his great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Thompson, Laiken Thompson, Ryan Thompson, and Henley Thompson.

Also surviving is a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at the Chattaroy Church of God with Rev. Terry Pigman giving the eulogy and Pastor Mike Bostic officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mt. View Memory Gardens at Huddy, KY with family members serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6-9 P.M. Friday evening at the Chattaroy Church of God.

  

 
Hatfield Funeral Chapel
144 Toler Road
Toler, Kentucky  41514

P.O. Box 216
Belfry, Kentucky  41514

Phone:  606-353-7281
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