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     Ronald Dean “Ronnie” Mullins, age 70, of Jackhorn, Kentucky, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at his residence.  He was born on January 18, 1948 in Jenkins, Kentucky to the late Darwin and Ota Mullins.  Mr. Mullins was a member and deacon of the Hemphill Baptist Church.  He was also a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

    He was also preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Alice Mullins; a daughter-in-law, Kim Mullins; three sisters: Joyce Page, Yvonne Miller and Madonna Mullins; three brothers: Burr Mullins, Den Mullins and Clifford Mullins.

   Mr. Mullins is survived by two sons: Dean Mullins of Whitesburg, Kentucky and Dow (Jen) Mullins of Cowan, Kentucky; six grandchildren: D.J. Mullins, Matthew B. Mullins, Bradley R. Mullins, Autumn L. Mullins, Ava A. Mullins and Scarlett G. Mullins; one great granddaughter: Arabella Kinzley; one sister, Loretta Meade of Rockhouse, Kentucky ; three brothers: Ellis Mullins(Arta) of Baltimore, Maryland, J.C. Mullins(Mickey) of Baltimore, Maryland and Mike Mullins(Pam) of Jackhorn, Kentucky; along with  a host of other family and many friends to mourn his passing.

  Visitation for Mr. Mullins will be held at the Hemphill Baptist Church on Thursday, December 27, 2018, with family viewing at 3:00 PM.  Public visitation will begin at 5:00 PM.  Also visitation will be held throughout the day on Friday, December 28, 2018 at the church.

   Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 1:00 PM from Hemphill Baptist Church with Pastor Danny Hurst officiating.

   Interment will follow in the Thornton Cemetery at Thornton, Kentucky.

 

   Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky is honored to serve the family and to care for the arrangements of Mr. Ronald Dean Mullins.

 


 

 

      Barbara Jean Kegan Belcher, 86, of Rockville, MD. passed from this world of heart failure on Nov. 5th, 2018.
      Barbara, born in Jenkins, KY. in 1932, daughter of Seth H. Kegan, Sr. & Margaret Nicholson (Kegan), was married in 1954 to Curtiss  Belcher, Sr. of Burdine, KY. until his death in 1997.
       She is survived by one brother, Seth Kegan, Jr.(Alice) of Jenkins, KY., three sons, Roger A. Belcher (Dena), Thomas Belcher & Curtiss Belcher, Jr.(Kimberly) and one daughter Sarah Jane Proctor (William) and a host of grandchildren, brothers & sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews & cousins. She was preceded in death by one son, John M Belcher (Tammy) and one sister, Betty Polly (Wayne).
        After receiving her degrees in music and literature from U.K. she taught piano for many years in KY. and MD. and directed/played piano for her churches' choir in KY  & MD.  and in her later years she enjoyed painting, opera and caring for her "end of trail" rescue dogs.
          Barbara also volunteered for over a decade as the ticket sales director for the Rockville City Ballet and helped with costumes as well. She was also the musical director for the City of Rockville theatre program and she co-authored (with Jean Edwards) the official city of Rockville March. And in the early 70's she co-founded and accompanied the Rockville City Choir.
          Barbara also gladly helped her grandchildren with college expenses thrilling in their accomplishments or completions from their schooling.
         Memorial service will be held at 11: 30 AM on Dec. 15th, 2018 at Polly & Craft Funeral Home in Jenkins, KY. with procession to Wilson Cemetery in Elkhorn City to follow.

       Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Home is honored to serve the family and to care for the memorial arrangements of Mrs. Barbara Jean Kegan Belcher.

   Doris Ilene Stallard, age 85, of  Norton, Virginia(formerly of Jenkins, Kentucky) passed from this life  on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at her home in the Laurels of Norton, Virginia. She was born on September 27, 1933 at Cromona, Kentucky.  Mrs. Stallard was a member of the Jenkins First Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.  She was an avid quilter and enjoyed making them for her family.  She also made dresses for needy children of the world through the ministry of Operation Christmas Child. 

   She was the daughter of the late Henry Clayton and Rebecca Brewer Anderson.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles D. Stallard; four brothers and by three sisters.

     Survivors include one son, Charles D. Stallard II of Glendale, California; one daughter, Sharra Kegan(Ross) of Dryden, Virginia; two grandchildren: Laura Catherine Kegan of Lexington, Kentucky and Jonathon Kegan(Jordan) of Mint Hill, North Carolina; one brother, Huey Anderson(Peggy) of Huntsville, Alabama; one sister-in-law, Nagatha Anderson of Burdine, Kentucky; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn her passing.

 

   In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church(14th East 11th Street North   Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219) for the ministry of Operation Christmas Child. 

 

    Visitation for Mrs. Stallard will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at the Polly & Craft Funeral Chapel of Jenkins; with family viewing at 5:00 PM and public visitation from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  A service will take place at 7:00 PM.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Stallard will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Mike Jones officiating.

     Interment will follow in the Green Acres Cemetery of Ermine, Kentucky.

 

      Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky is honored to serve the family and to care for the funeral arrangements of Mrs. Doris Ilene Anderson Stallard.

     

    Michael Wayne Mullins, age 58, of  Jenkins, Kentucky passed from this life  on Sunday, November 25, 2018. He was born on October 10, 1960 at Payne Gap, Kentucky. Mr. Mullins was dedicated to his family and community.  He was a skilled carpenter and enjoyed his work.

   He was the son of the late Arthur and Ramona Lee Tucker Mullins.  He was also preceded in death by one brother, Ricky Mullins.

    Survivors include his ex-wife, Fonita Mullins of Jenkins, Kentucky; one daughter: Christina Louise Mullins(Jesse Hamilton) of Jenkins, Kentucky; three sons: Michael Lee Mullins(Faith McGee) of Jenkins, Kentucky, Joshua Jacob Mullins of Jenkins, Kentucky and Nicholas Wayne Mullins of Jenkins, Kentucky; one sister, Sheila Register of Tennessee; one brother: Randy Mullins(Sherry) of Pike County, Kentucky; ten grandchildren; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn his passing.

   Visitation for Mr. Mullins will be held at the Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins on Wednesday, Novemebr 28, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

    Funeral services for Mr. Mullins will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday at 12:00 Noon with Pastor Van Webb officiating.

    Interment will follow in the Baker Cemetery at Payne Gap, Kentucky.

     Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky is honored to serve the family and to care for the arrangements of Mr. Michael Wayne Mullins.

    Shirley Ann Calhoun, age 72, of  Jenkins, Kentucky passed from this life  on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the Pikeville Medical Center of Pikeville, Kentucky. She was born on February 20, 1946 at Burdine, Kentucky.  Mrs. Calhoun was a longtime member of the Burdine Church of God of Prophecy and had served throughout the years as a Sunday school teacher and a praise team member.  She liked birdwatching and gardening.  She also loved to spend time with her family.

   She was the daughter of the late Delman Calvin and Nettie Hunt Ratliff.   She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dixon “Dick” Calhoun; two sisters: Edith Ellis and Gladys Bryant; two brothers: Vondall Ratliff and George Ratliff.

   Survivors include two daughters: Patricia Stanley(Jeff) of Columbus, Ohio and Brandi Wilson(Brian) of Morristown, Tennessee; one son, Robert Calhoun of Burdine, Kentucky; four sisters: Alice Stallons of Jefferson City, Tennessee, Mary Sutton(Bob) of East Ridge, Tennessee, Garrie Triplett(Bobby) of Ecorse, Michigan and Doris Evelyn Brady(Tommy) of Lincolnton, Georgia; eight grandchildren: Audrey, Levi, Celina, Tyler, Ashley, Mallory, Abner and Caroline; three great grandchildren: Jude, Odyn and Veronica; a special friend, Debbie Elswick of Burdine, Kentucky; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn her passing.

    Visitation for Mrs. Calhoun will be held at the Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, with family viewing at 5:00 PM and public visitation from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

   Funeral services for Mrs. Calhoun will be conducted from the funeral chapel on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Jeff Slone officiating.

    Interment will follow in the Vanover Cemetery at Burdine, Kentucky.

    Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky is honored to serve the family and to care for the funeral arrangements of Mrs. Shirley Ann Calhoun.

 

    Lora Edna Collins, age 85, of  Jackhorn, Kentucky passed from this life  on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at her residence. She was born on July 26, 1933 at Pottertown, Kentucky. 

   She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Maryland Johnson Bentley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard Collins; three sisters: June, Cindy and Dexter; three brothers: Cecil, J.P. and Rufus Bentley.

   Survivors include three daughters: Shirley Kendrick(Donald) of Greenville, Kentucky, Shelia Cook(Paul) of Cottondale, Alabama and Kathy Quillen(Steve) of Hemphill, Kentucky; two sons: Howard Collins, Jr.(Angie) of Whitesburg, Kentucky and Samuel Collins of Georgetown, Kentucky; ten grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; three special friends: Peggy Bentley, Alice Short and Janice Phipps; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn her passing.

  Visitation will be held at the Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky on Monday, November 19, 2018 with family viewing at 5:00 PM and public visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  Visitation will also be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

  Funeral services for Mrs. Collins will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 12:00 Noon, with Pastor Doc Frazier officiating.

   Interment will follow in the Green Acres Cemetery of Ermine, Kentucky.

   Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky is honored to serve the family and to care for the funeral arrangements of Mrs. Lora Edna Collins.

 

   Margaret Jane Bentley, age 72, of  Jenkins, Kentucky passed from this life  on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Appalachian Regional Hospital of Whitesburg, Kentucky. She was born on May 14, 1946 at Clintwood, Virginia.  Mrs. Bentley was a member of the People’s Fundamental Baptist Church of Dunham.

   She was the daughter of the late Hubert and Gertrude Mullins .   She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold Bentley; one daughter, Sharon Henson; one sister, Geraldine Collins; five brothers: Samuel Mullins, Freddie Mullins, Johnny Mac Mullins, Russell Joe Mullins and Henry Mullins.

     Survivors include two sons: Lloyd Pigg of Jenkins, Kentucky and Freddie Mullins of Washington; one sister, Louise Mullins Stanley(Hobert) of Wise, Virginia; three brothers: Harold Mullins(Violet) of Jenkins, Kentucky, Emory Mullins(Jennie) of Jenkins, Kentucky and David Mullins(Belva) of Jenkins, Kentucky; three grandchildren; one great grandchild; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn her passing.

   Visitation for Mrs. Bentley will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018 at the Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, with family viewing at 5:00 PM and public visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

    Funeral services for Mrs. Bentley will be conducted from the chapel on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Van Webb officiating.

    Interment will follow in the Eagle Rock Estates Cemetery of Clintwood, Virginia.

     Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky is honored to serve the family and to care for the funeral arrangements of Mrs. Margaret Jane Bentley.

     Anna Maxine “Mickey” Bentley, age 88, of  Seco, Kentucky passed from this life  on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the Appalachian Regional Hospital of Whitesburg, Kentucky. She was born on July 16, 1930 at Yancey, Kentucky to the late Clarence J. and Nannie Scalf Tuggle. Mrs. Bentley was a member of the Neon Methodist Church.

     Survivors include one daughter: Karen Mullins(Marty) of Ermine, Kentucky; three sons: Daniel Hughes of Seco, Kentucky, Joel Hughes(Rebecca) of Cadiz, Kentucky and Noah L. Bentley II(Susan) of Sacramento, California; ten grandchildren; several great grandchildren: along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn her passing.

 

   In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Neon Methodist Church.

 

     Visitation for Mrs. Bentley will be held at the Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky on Thursday, November 15, 2018 with family viewing at 5:00 PM; Public visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

    Funeral services for Mrs. Bentley will be conducted from the Neon Methodist Church on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM; with Pastor Leonard Lowery officiating.

      Interment will follow in the Bentley Family Cemetery at Whitaker, Kentucky.

      Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky is honored to serve the family and to care for the arrangements of    Mrs. Mickey Bentley.

    Kimberly Lynn Mullins, age 45, of  Whitesburg, Kentucky passed from this life peacefully on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the Appalachian Regional Hospital of Hazard, Kentucky. She was born on August 30, 1973 at McDowell, Kentucky. 

   She was the daughter of the late Frank and Myrtle Isaac Mullins.   She was also preceded in death by her surrogate mother, Glenda Mullins; two sisters: Jacqueline Mullins and Melissa Karen Mullins; two brothers: Frank Doy Mullins and an infant brother.

     Survivors include her loving husband of twenty-seven years, Darwin Dean Mullins; one daughter: Autumn Mullins of Whitesburg, Kentucky; three sons: D.J. Mullins, Matthew Mullins and Bradley Mullins, all of Whitesburg; one granddaughter, Arabella Kinsley Sandlin; three brothers: Frank Mullins, Jr.(Patsy) of Knott County, Kentucky, Ratha Mullins(Deanna) of Jack’s Creek, Kentucky and Ricky Mullins(Denise) of Jack’s Creek, Kentucky; four sisters: Sybil Johnson(Ralph) of Hi Hat, Kentucky, Barb Fouts(Vernon) of Topmost, Kentucky, Anna Johnson(Scott) of McDowell, Kentucky and Kathy Burgett of Raleigh, North Carolina; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn her passing.

   Visitation for Mrs. Mullins will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Hemphill Baptist Church with family viewing at 5:00 PM.  Public visitation will begin at 6:00 PM.  Visitation will continue on Thursday, November 15th and Friday, November 16th at the church.

    Funeral services for Mrs. Mullins will be conducted from Hemphill Baptist Church on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 12:00 Noon; with Pastor Danny Hurst officiating.

     Interment will follow in the Thornton Cemetery at Thornton, Kentucky.

    Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Home is honored to serve the family and to care for the arrangements of Mrs. Kimberly Lynn Mullins.

    Judith Carol Mullins, age 68, of  Jenkins, Kentucky passed from this life peacefully as she was surrounded by her loving family on Monday, November 12, 2018 at her residence. She was born on October 19, 1950 at Haymond, Kentucky.  Mrs. Mullins was a member of the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church.

   She was the daughter of the late Arnold and Christine Hall Gibson.   She was also preceded in death by two brothers: Dennis Wayne Gibson and Michael Eugene Gibson.

     Survivors include her loving husband, Billy B. Mullins; two daughters: Kristina Sargent(Leonard) of Jenkins, Kentucky and Nicole Mullins of Georgetown, Kentucky; five grandchildren: Austin,  Brayden, Channing, Joseph and Kaylie; three sisters: Linda Stines of Nicholasville, Kentucky, Ruth Dickey of Vienna, West Virginia and Deborah Johnson of McRoberts, Kentucky; one brother, David Gibson of Haymond, Kentucky; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn her passing.

   Visitation for Mrs. Mullins will be held at the Polly & Craft Funeral Home Chapel of Jenkins, Kentucky on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 with family viewing at 5:00 PM and public vistitation will be from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

   Funeral services for Mrs. Mullins will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 1:00 PM with Reverend Bobby Fleming, Pastor Van Webb and Pastor Greg Polly officiating.

  Interment will follow in the Green Acres Cemetery of Ermine, Kentucky.

   Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky is honored to serve the family and to care for the arrangements of Mrs. Judith Carol Mullins.

     

 

 

   Ernest Wright, Jr., age 63, of  Jenkins, Kentucky passed from this life  on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at his residence. He was born on December 25, 1954 at Fleming, Kentucky.  Mr. Wright was a Christian, die-hard Kentucky Fan and enjoyed NASCAR. He loved to garden and often shared from it with others.  Many viewed him as a hero.

    He was the son of the late Ernest Wright and the surviving Lavada Rose Wright.  He was also preceded in death by one brother, Ricky Wright and by one infant grandson.

   Other than his mother, survivors also include his wife of eleven years, Lillia June Wright; two daughters: Crystal Wright Facello(David) of Pound, Virginia and Ashley Wright(Randall) of Pound, Virginia; one son, Mark Wright(Candice) of Wise, Virginia; three stepchildren: Florence Kay Deets(Roger)  of Pound, Virginia, Neakema Ruth Deets of Pound, Virginia and Shawn Christopher Sturgill of Crossville, Tennessee; three grandchildren: Bryson, Dawson and Brittany; six step grandchildren: Haley, Landon, Logan, Matthew, Hannah and Aiden; two great grandchildren: Coby and Noah; two sisters: Lynn Bentley of Payne Gap, Kentucky and Tammy Triplett(Roy) of Jenkins, Kentucky; two brothers: Luther Wright of Payne Gap, Kentucky and Tim Wright of Jenkins, Kentucky; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn his passing.

   Visitation for Mr. Wright will be held at the Payne Gap Freewill Baptist Church on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 with family viewing at 5:00 PM; public visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

   Funeral services for Mr. Wright will be conducted from the church on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 1:00 PM, with Pastor Hollis Bevins and Evangelist Tim Amburgey officiating.

   Interment will follow in the Jenkins/ Payne Gap Cemetery at Payne Gap, Kentucky.

   Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky is honored to serve the family and to care for the arrangements of Mr. Ernest Wright, Jr..

     

   Deborah Kay Addington Benge, age 65, of  Seco, Kentucky passed from this life peacefully as she was surrounded by her loving family on Monday, October 22, 2018 at her residence. She was born on January 19, 1953 at Leatherwood, Kentucky.  Mrs. Benge served as a Whitesburg City Councilwoman and as a volunteer dispatcher for the Whitesburg Fire Department.  She was well-known and greatly loved by all who knew her.

   She was the daughter of the late Joel M. and Ava Mae Baker Addington.   She was also preceded in death by one sister, Saundra Hope Carmichael; three brothers: Jesse Ray Addington, Tommy Warren Addington and Ronnie Wayne Addington .

   Survivors include her loving husband of fourty-eight years, Roy Earl Benge; two daughters: Shawna Kay Rodenberg(David) of Evansville, Indiana and Misti Jo Torrey(David) of Seco, Kentucky; one sister: Linda Jo Hampton of Richmond, Kentucky; eight grandchildren: Clara(Joshua), Ezra, Stella, Madeline, Joshua, Gustav, Caleb and Norah; one expectant great grandson, Asa; along with a host of other family and many friends to celebrate her life.

    Visitation for Mrs. Benge will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Neon United Methodist Church with family viewing at 5:00 PM. Public visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

    Funeral services for Mrs. Benge will be conducted from the church on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 1:00 PM; with Pastor Leonard Lowery officiating.

     Interment will follow in the Whitaker Cemetery of Whitaker, Kentucky.

   Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky is honored to serve the family and to care for the arrangements of Mrs. Deborah Kay Addington Benge.

    

 

 

  James Terry Richard Braddock, age 69, of  Jenkins, Kentucky passed from this life  on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was born on February 9, 1949 at Payne Gap, Kentucky. Mr. Braddock served on the Jenkins School Board and Jenkins City Council.  He was also a strong supporter of the Jenkins athletics program.  Terry was very proud of his Italian heritage.

   He was the son of the late James and Iona Orender Braddock.  He was also preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Bullion and by one brother, Morris Braddock.

  Survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth May Collins(Shelton) of Tacoma, Virginia; two sons: William Terry Braddock of Wise, Virginia and Paul Braddock(Jennifer) of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; two sisters: Linda Braddock Cumberland(Jim) of Jenkins, Kentucky and Brenda Braddock of Jenkins, Kentucky; three grandchildren: Hattie Meade, Nicholas Braddock and Taylor Braddock ; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn his passing.

   Visitation for Mr. Braddock will be held at the Polly & Craft Funeral Home Chapel of Jenkins on Wednesday, October 24, 2018; with family viewing at 5:00 PM and public visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

    Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral chapel on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 12:00 Noon with Pastor Frank Holbrook officiating.

   Interment will follow in the Braddock Family Cemetery at Jenkins, Kentucky.

     Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky is honored to serve the family and to care for the funeral arrangements of Mr. James Terry Richard Braddock.

 

 Willo Hughes, age 82, a lifelong resident of  Letcher County, Kentucky, passed from this life  on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Lexington, Kentucky. She was born on June 6, 1936 at McRoberts, Kentucky.  Mrs. Hughes was a very dedicated and involved member of the People’s Fundamental Baptist Church at Dunham.  She was also a very devoted mother and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

   She was the daughter of the late Noah S. and Willie Mae Kelly Mullins.   She was also preceded in death by her husband, David Melvin Hughes; two sisters: Audrey Mullins and Melstra Mullins; two brothers: Homer Mullins and James Mullins.

     Survivors include one daughter: Karen King (Hugh) of Lexington, Kentucky; one son: Kenneth Hughes of Lexington, Kentucky;one sister: Eldra Dean Hayes of Jenkins, Kentucky; two grandchildren: Mason King of California and Bailee King of Lexington, Kentucky; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn her passing.

     Visitation for Mrs. Hughes will be held on Friday, October 12, 2018 at the People's Fundamental Baptist Church of Dunham, with family viewing at 5:00 PM; public visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Hughes will be conducted from the church on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Van Webb and Mason King officiating.

     Interment will follow in the Jenkins/ Payne Gap Cemetery, located at Payne Gap, Kentucky.

     Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky is honored to serve the family and to care for the arrangements of Mrs. Willo Hughes.

   Doyle Begley, age 77, of  Jenkins, Kentucky passed from this life  on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at his residence. He was born on April 10, 1941 at McRoberts, Kentucky. Mr. Begley was a veteran of the United States Air Force.  He was a retired accounting clerk of Bethlehem Steel Corporation.

   He was the son of the late Henry and Nell King Begley.  He was also preceded in death by one sister, Donna Yonts and by one brother, Ernest Begley.

    

  Survivors include his wife of fifty-two years, Anna Gayle Keaton Begley of Jenkins, Kentucky; two daughters: Jill (Mark) Collins of Elkton, Kentucky and Jerri Begley of Jenkins, Kentucky; one sister, Phyllis (Doug) Meade of Abingdon, Virginia; five grandchildren: Erica (Chris) Driskill, Christopher (Savannah) Begley, Chase Collins, Garret Collins and Jonathon Branham; three great grandchildren: Gage Driskill, Leah Begley and Bryson Begley; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn his passing.

   

   Visitation for Mr. Begley will be held at the Polly & Craft Funeral Home on Saturday, October 6, 2018 with family viewing at 5:00 PM; public visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

   Funeral services for Mr. Begley will be conducted from the funeral home on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Willie Cantrell officiating.

   Interment will take place (following a procession) in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens at Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

    Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Home, of Jenkins, Kentucky, is honored to serve the family and to care for the arrangements of Mr. Doyle Begley.

    

    Mayor Robert “Pud” Shubert, age 80, of Jenkins, passed from this life at Whitesburg, Kentucky early on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Free from pain and discomfort, he is finally well.  He now rejoins much family and many friends in his heavenly home.

    Mr. Shubert was born on April 1, 1938 at Jenkins, Kentucky to the late Walter Clyde and Alma Fairchild Shubert. He was also preceded in death by one brother: Walter Shubert, Jr. and by one sister: Mary Lou Kurtz.  

   He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-eight years, Lana Narramore Shubert;  three daughters: Sherry (G.C.) Kincer of Jenkins, Kentucky, Jill (Layton) Johnson of Carlsbad, New Mexico, and Mitzi (Tony) Whited of Pikeville, Kentucky; five grandchildren: Robert, Lana Paige, Lauren, Johnny and Kristen; one great grandson: Kenyon. He was a proud Marine, skilled electrician and a pioneer of the cable television industry.  He was a great public servant and businessman. There is an amazing host of family and friends that have been greatly influenced by the health battle  that Pud fought for so long. He was a fighter  and fought until the last day the Lord gave him on this earth.

   Among his accomplishments, Robert was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, served as a board member of Jenkins Independent School System, Jenkins City Councilman, former board chairman of K.R.A.D.D., member of the Kentucky League of Cities Executive Board of Directors. He also served the longest tenure of anyone as mayor of  the City of Jenkins. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was a strong and successful advocate to make Jenkins a better place for the young and the old.

    The Lord has blessed our family through this man. Today we celebrate the life and accomplishments of Robert Pud Shubert, who leaves behind a host of loving family, several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

                                     

   The family wishes to extend special appreciation to Dr. Van Breeding and to all those who have shown support and offered condolences.

 

   Serving as Pallbearers Tony Whited, Layton Johnson, Jerry Puckett, Robert Puckett, Michael Morton, Timothy Lewis and Johnny Johnson.

   Serving as Honorary Pallbearers: Richard Lewis, G.C. Kincer, Scotty Church, Jim Stephens and Joe Ray Day.

     Visitation for Mayor Shubert will be held at the Emmanuel Baptist Church on Saturday, October 6, 2018; with family viewing at 5:00 PM and public visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

    Funeral services for Mayor Shubert will be conducted from the church on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM.

    Military honors will be administered by the Pound VFW Post #9600.

    Interment will follow in the Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, Kentucky.

    Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky is honored to serve the family and to care for the funeral arrangements of Mayor Robert "Pud" Shubert.

    

    

    Sharon Rose Wright Fleming, age 62, of  Wise, Virginia ( formerly of Jenkins, Kentucky) passed from this life  on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at her residence. She was born on January 6, 1956 at Jenkins, Kentucky.  Mrs. Fleming loved the LORD and her family.

   She was the daughter of the late Glen and Shirley Whitt Wright.   She was also preceded in death by her husband: Michael Fleming; one sister: Deb Jean Wright and by one brother: James Edward Wright.

   Survivors include one daughter: Kelly Jo (Mike) Brown of Jenkins, Kentucky; two sons: Michael W. (Melissa) Fleming of Wise, Virginia and Brian (Jessica) Fleming of Jenkins, Kentucky; one sister: Glenda Sue (Roy) Hefner of Itman, West Virginia; eight grandchildren: along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn her passing.

    Visitation for Mrs. Fleming will be held at the People's Fundamental Baptist Church of Dunham, Kentucky on Saturday, September 29, 2018 with family viewing at 5:00 PM and public visitation from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

   Visitation will also be held at the People's F.B. Church on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

    Funeral services for Mrs. Fleming will be conducted from the church on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM; with Pastor Van Webb officiating.

   Interment will be in the Haven Of Rest Cemetery located at Mayking, Kentucky.

    Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky is honored to serve the family and to care for the arrangements of Mrs. Sharon Rose Wright Fleming.

 

 

   Larry Earl “Porkchop” Vanover , age 67, of  Jenkins, Kentucky passed from this life  on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at the Pikeville Medical Center of Pikeville, Kentucky. He was born on September 16, 1951 at Fleming-Neon, Kentucky and he was a lifelong resident of Letcher County. Mr. Vanover owned and operated Vanover’s Garage, of Neon, for the past twelve years.

   He was the son of the late Earl and Loretta Flanary Vanover.  He was also preceded in death by one brother: Roger Vanover.

    Survivors include his loving wife: Sharyn Hayes Vanover of Jenkins, Kentucky; one daughter: Ginger (Jay) Smith of Zanesville, Ohio; one son: Randy (Vanessa) Vanover of Potter’s Fork, Kentucky; one sister: Charlotte (Kenny) Mullins of Burdine, Kentucky; three granddaughters: Sarah, Ashley and Morgan ; one sister-in-law: Emma Vanover of Potter’s Fork, Kentucky; several nieces and nephews; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn his passing.

   Visitation for Mr. Vanover will be held at the Polly & Craft Funeral Chapel on Friday, September 28, 2018 with family viewing at 5:00 PM; Public visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

    Vistation will also be held at the chapel on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

   Funeral services will be conducted from the Polly & Craft Chapel on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 1:00 PM; with Pastor Danny Mullins officiating.

  Interment will follow in the Wright Family Cemetery at Potter's Fork, Kentucky.

    Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Home is honored to serve the family and to care for the arrangements of Mr. Larry Earl "Porkchop" Vanover.

    

     Deborah Kaye Potter, age 59, of Whitesburg, Kentucky passed from this life on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Donald and Betty Adams Vanover.

   She is survived by several children and grandchildren; along with a host of other family and friends to mourn her passing.

   Carty/   Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky is honored to serve the family and care for the arrangements of Mrs. Deborah Kaye Potter.  

 

 

   Janice Miller Kea, 75, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Scotland Memorial Hospital in Laurinburg, NC.

Born in Jenkins, KY, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Margie Ball Miller. Mrs. Janice was a graduate of Jenkins High School in Kentucky. She was a member of Bennettsville First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Janice was a retired Medical Clerk with Drs. Howell and McAlpine.

She enjoyed her home and yard. She loved her family dearly.

She is survived by her husband, Tracy Kea, Jr.; daughter, Mandy Kea (Donnie) of Andrews, SC; sisters, Joan Narramore (Bob) of McRoberts, KY, Juanita Jo Ruth (Rodney) of Elkhorn, KY, Judy Marshall of Loveland, OH; grandchildren, Trey and Jaden; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents listed above; sister, Jeanne Hayes; brothers, James Miller, John Miller, Jerry Miller, and Jack Miller.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Burroughs Funeral Home in Bennettsville, SC. A visitation will be held from 2 until 3 p.m. just prior to the service at Burroughs Funeral Home. A funeral service will also be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2018 at Burdine Freewill Baptist Church in Jenkins, KY, burial will follow in the Miller family cemetery. Visitation will be held just prior to the service from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Bennettsville First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 456, Bennettsville, SC 29512.

On-line condolences may be made at www.bfhbennettsville.com. Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the Kea Family.

   Carty/Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky (in cooperation with Burroughs Funeral Home of Bennettsville, South Carolina) is honored to serve the family and to care for the arrangementrs of Mrs. Janice Miller Kea.

 

 Daniel Phillip “Nick” Gilley, age 58, of  Jenkins, Kentucky passed from this life  on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the Bluegrass Hospice Center of Hazard, Kentucky. He was born on June 19, 1960 at Neon, Kentucky and lived most of his life in Letcher County. Mr. Gilley loved to spend time with his wife, Teresa Gilley and his two daughters, Sara and Nicole; along with his two grandsons, Zarred and Kayden Mullins.  Mr. Gilley was of the Christian faith. He also had an avid love of nature.

   He was the son of the late Lester and Bessie Sexton Gilley.  He was also preceded in death by his three sisters: Virginia Childers, Patricia Rowe and Paula Altrip.

     Survivors include his wife of twenty-three years, Teresa Tull Gilley, of Jenkins, Kentucky; two daughters: Danielle (Andrew) Mullins of Jenkins, Kentucky and Sara Gilley of Jenkins, Kentucky; four brothers: Palmer (Kim) Gilley of Dayton, Ohio, Tim Gilley of Dayton, Ohio, Jerry Gilley of Norton, Virginia and Ernest Gilley of Lexington, Kentucky; two grandchildren: Zarred Daniel Mullins and Kayden Oliver James Mullins; a special nephew: Luke Rowe; several other nieces and nephews; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn his passing.

   His family describe him as being, “ the most giving and loving man we ever knew. He would help anyone, who needed it".

   Visitation for Mr. Gilley will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Polly & Craft Funeral Chapel of Jenkins, with family viewing at 5:00 PM and public visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

    Funeral services will be conducted from the Chapel on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 1:00 PM, with Pastor Van Webb officiating.

     Interment will follow in the Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, Kentucky.

    Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Homes are honered to serve the family and care for the arrangements of Mr. Daniel Phillip "Nick" Gilley. 

    Loretta Jo Mullins Gallion, age 85, of  Jenkins, Kentucky passed from this life  on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at the Letcher Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Whitesburg, Kentucky. She was born on August 4, 1933 in Jenkins, Kentucky to the late Brice Mullins and Mary Holifield Mullins.

    She was also preceded in death by  her husband: Charles “Slick” Gallion and by one son: Charles “Jeff” Gallion.

     Mrs. Gallion is survived by one son, Roddy  Gallion (Susan F.) of Rutledge, Tennessee; three daughters, Lana Preston (William) of Chapel Hill, Tennessee, Ruth Collins (George) of Rutledge, Tennessee and JoNeil Gallion  Sanders (Barry) of Lexington, Kentucky; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren and a host of family and many friends to mourn her passing.

    Visitation for Mrs. Gallion will be held on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the Polly & Craft Funeral Chapel of Jenkins with family viewing at 5:00 PM and public visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

    Funeral services for Mrs. Gallion will be conducted from the Funeral Chapel on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM, with Brother Bobby Fleming officiating.

    Interment will follow in the Laurel Fork Cemetery at Payne Gap, Kentucky.

    Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Home is honored to serve the family and care for the arrangements of Mrs. Loretta Jo Mullins Gallion.

      

    Vivian Sue Haley Collins, age 78, of Fleming, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Parkview Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Pikeville, Kentucky.  She was born on January 13, 1940 in Pike County, Kentucky to the late Utah Haley and Alice M. Horne Haley.

   Survivors include: one daughter: Teresa Yonts (Larry) of Deane, Kentucky; two sons: Michael M. Haley (Claudia) of Tacoma, Washington and Steve Wyatt of Pound, Virginia; one sister: Shirley Tidd (“Buddy”) of Polk, Pennsylvania; five grandchildren; along with a host of other family and many friends.

   In addition to her parents, Vivian was also preceded in death by her husband: Burnett Collins and three brothers: Billy Ray Haley, Charles Edward Haley and Donald Lee Haley.

   Vivian enjoyed her Bible very much.

  Visitation for Mrs. Collins will be held at the Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky on Friday, August 24, 2018 with family viewing at 5:00 PM; public visitation from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Also visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

   Funeral services will be conducted also from the Carty Funeral Home of Neon on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 12:00 Noon, with Brent Thompson and Johnny Mullins officiating.

   Interment will follow in the Haven Of Rest Cemetery, located at Mayking, Kentucky.

   Carty Funeral Homes of Neon, Kentucky is honored to serve the family and care for the arrangements of Mrs. Vivian Sue Collins.

   

   Clifford Harold “Clippy” Stamper, age 63, of Neon, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Millstone, Kentucky.  He was born on May 31, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan.

   Survivors include his mother: Betty York and step-father: Boyd York of Pineville, Kentucky; four sons: Jermaine Caudill, Clifford York, Brayden Stamper and Caleb Stamper; two  daughters: Tamara Stamper and Jessica Sweeney;  three sisters: Debra Metcalfe (Robert) of Millstone, Kentucky , Alfreda Potter (Casey) of New Hill, North Carolina and Melissa Williams of Billmoore Branch, Kentucky; one brother:  Bobby Stamper (Sherry) of Thornton, Kentucky; a very close friend: John A. Wright of Jenkins, Kentucky; seven grandchildren; thirty nieces and nephews; fifty-two great nieces and nephews; three great-great nieces and nephews; along with a host of other family and many friends.

   Clippy was preceded in death by his wife: Joan Caudill Stamper; father: Tensley Stamper; three brothers: Allen, Erwin and Robert Stamper; two sisters: Teresa Pike and Sherry Pennington; all of his grandparents; two nieces and one nephew.

   Visitation will be held at the Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky on Friday, August 17, 2018, with family viewing at 5:00 PM and public visitation from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

   Funeral services will be conducted from the Neon Funeral Home on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 1:00 PM; with Pastor Chuck Hall officiating.

   Interment will be at the Whitaker Cemetery, located at Whitaker, Kentucky.

    Carty Funeral Homes is honored to care for the arrangements and serve the family of Mr. Clippy Stamper.

 

      Jonah Solomon Tackett, of Dade City, Florida passed away on July 12, 2018 in Hagerstown, Maryland while surrounded by his family. Jonah was born on November 24, 1985; being thirty-two years old.

   Jonah was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Juanita Mullins; his paternal grandfather, James F. Tackett and his cousin, Dennis Brandon Holbrook.

   Jonah is survived by his loving parents: James Harvey Tackett and Jan (Mullins) Tackett of Owingsville, Kentucky; two brothers: Jordan (Misty) Tackett of Jenkins, Kentucky, and Jared (Mary) Tackett of Farmville, Virginia; one grandmother: Juanita Jean (Webb) Tackett of Jenkins, Kentucky; one grandfather: Julius Mullins of Melvin, Kentucky; three nephews: Koby, Reece and Cash; seven cousins: Chris Mullins, Julius Ryan Mullins, Jonathan Mullins, Justin (Logan) Holbrook, Kory (Amanda) Caudill, Jacob Addison and Trevor Addison; along with a host of aunts, uncles, other family and many friends.

   Jonah grew up in Jenkins, Kentucky and was baptized in the Christian faith.  As a standout athlete at Jenkins High School he excelled in basketball, football and track & field and was known for his fierce competitive spirit, sense of humor and willingness to help others.  Many knew him as someone who would give the shirt off his back to someone in need.  In his passing, Jonah’s light continues to shine through others as an organ donor.  Working as a truck driver for Tackett Holdings, LLC, Jonah found a passion for traveling across the country.  He often texted photos and would enjoy a spontaneous FaceTime session to share the country’s beauty with his family and friends.

     Jonah had a special love for animals, especially dogs.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canine Companions for Independence, which offers expertly-trained assistance dogs and a lifetime of support to people with disabilities.  Donations can be made in Jonah’s memory by visiting www.cci.org/tribute or by mail at P.O. Box 446, Santa Rosa, CA. 95402-0446.

     Visitation for Mr. Tackett will be held on Friday, July 20, 2018 after 5:00 PM at the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church.

     Celebration of Life services for Jonah will be held at the Church on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 1:00 PM; with Pastor David Lickliter officiating.

      Interment will follow in the Leitha R. Tackett Cemetery at Burdine, Kentucky.

     The Michael R. Gray and Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Homes are honored to care for Mr. Jonah S. Tackett'sl arrangements and serve the Tackett family.

 

     Roy “Karo” Bentley, age 88, of Payne Gap, Kentucky, passed away Monday, July 9, 2018 at the Letcher Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Whitesburg, Kentucky.  He  was born on November 19, 1929 in Norton, Virginia.

     Roy was a son of the late Sam and Maybelle Branham Bentley. He served his country as a United States Air Force veteran. He was a longtime member of the Neon American Legion, Post 104.  Roy was well known in the area as an automobile salesman. He was a fan of U.K. basketball and NASCAR.

    He is survived by two sons: Roy Bentley II of Payne Gap, Kentucky and Jerry Bentley (Nina) of Port Charlotte, Florida; seven grandchildren: Ronald, Shawn, Barry, Morgan, Sammuel, Abigail and Arianna; fourteen great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; along with a host of other family and many friends.

    In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one son: Allen Bentley; one sister: Theda Childers and three brothers: Sammy Manuel and Charles.

      Visitation for Mr. Bentley will be held on Thursday July 12, 2018 at Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky with family viewing at 5:00 PM; Public visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

       Funeral services for Mr. Bentley will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Van Webb officiating.

       Burial will follow in the Sam Bentley Cemetery of Payne Gap, Kentucky.

      Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Homes is honored to care for the funeral arrangements and serve the family of Mr. Roy "Karo" Bentley.

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   Tina Jean Davis, age 51, of Jackhorn, Kentucky passed away Monday, July 2, 2018 at her residence.  She was born on August 15, 1966 in Jenkins, Kentucky to the late Wesley Dean Fields and the surviving  Jo Ann Hall Fields.

   Survivors also include: one daughter: Tasha Enix (Jesse) of Argillite, Kentucky; one son: Josh Davis of Jackhorn, Kentucky; two sisters: Karen Webb (Elmer) of Jackhorn, Kentucky and Angie Back (Jeff Raines)  of Hemphill, Kentucky; three nieces: Tiffany, Kristen and Kayla; two nephews: Don and Jeremy; along with a host of other family and many friends.

   In addition to her father, Tina was also preceded in death by one sister: Patricia Fields; one brother: Eddie Fields and her former husband: William Davis.

   Visitation for Ms. Davis will be held at the Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky on Thursday, July 5, 2018; with family viewing at 5:00 PM and public visitation from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

   Funeral services for Ms. Davis will be conducted from the Carty Funeral Chapel on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 2:00 PM with Wallace Bolling officiating.

    Burial will follow in the Fields Family Cemetery, located at Jackhorn, Kentucky.

   Carty Funeral Homes is honored to care for the funeral arrangements and serve the family of Ms. Tina Jean Davis

   Ruth Daryl McFadden Mullins., age 73, of McRoberts, Kentucky passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Pikeville, Kentucky.  She was born on May 27, 1945 in Dorton, Kentucky to the late Frank and Rosa Ellen Wright McFadden.

   Survivors include her loving husband: Bobby Mullins; one son: Del Gene Meeks (Judy) of McRoberts, Kentucky; two daughters: Kimberly Johnson (Charlie Cox) of Pound, Virginia and Flo “Deanie” Coleman (Shane Caudill) of Dorton, Kentucky; two sisters: Linda Kay Sowards (Warren) of Hopkinsville, Kentucky and Shirley May Mullins (Dempsey) of Crofton, Kentucky; seven grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; along with a host of other family and many friends.

   As a Christian, Ruth was of the Freewill Baptist faith.  She fed many and was loved by all. She will be greatly missed.

    Visitation for Mrs. Mullins will be held at the Seco Freewill Baptist Church on Monday, July 2, 2018 with family viewing at 5:00 PM; public visitation from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Visitation will also be held at the church on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

   Funeral services for Mrs. Mullins will be conducted from the Seco Freewill Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Donnie Mullins and Minister Alfred Fields officiating.

  Burial will follow in the McRoberts Community Cemetery at McRoberts, Kentucky.

     Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky is honored to care for the arrangements and serve the family of Mrs. Ruth Daryl Mullins.

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Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky is honored to care for the arrangements and serve the family of Mrs. Deborah Carol Mullins.

  

     Katherine Cardell Peake Oden, age 92, of McRoberts, Kentucky passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018 at her residence.   She was born on July 11, 1925 in Spring City, Tennessee. Above all, she loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Katherine was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church and  the Order of Eastern Star.  She was a very compassionate and caring person, who loved her family very much. She was known affectionately as, "Momma Kat", by her family and friends.

    She was a daughter of the late William Peake and Louella Justice Peake. She was also preceded in death by her husband: Lehman Oden; one son: Duane Oden; three brothers; three sisters; a special aunt: Dee; several other aunts, uncles and cousins.

   Survivors include two daughters: Arnell Oden-Hairston of Garland, Texas and Debra Oden-Williams (LaVon) of Lexington, Kentucky; three sons: Larry Oden of Hazard, Kentucky, Michael Oden of Seattle, Washington and Kevin Calloway Oden (Sharon) of McRoberts, Kentucky; daughter-in-law: Kalawesa Oden; fourteen grandchildren: Michelle, Tonya, Lehman, Muntu, Shonequa, Delbretta, DeVonda, Tamara, Micah, Kelon, Larry, Nealy, Alexis and Katherine; twenty-one great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; along with a host of other family and many friends to celebrate her life.

    Visitation for Mrs. Oden will be held at the Corinth Baptist Church of Fleming, Kentucky on Saturday, June 16, 2018 with family viewing at 10:00 AM and public visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

    Funeral services for Mrs. Oden will be conducted from the Corinth Baptist Church of Fleming, Kentucky on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 1:00 PM, with Pastor Steve Peake officiating.

    Interment will follow in the Upper Fleming Cemetery at Fleming, Kentucky.

  Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky is honored to care for the funeral arrangements of Mrs. Katherine Cardell Peake Oden.

     Delmar Rose, age 66, of Jenkins, Kentucky passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018 at his residence.   He was born on March 9, 1952 in Seco, Kentucky.

    He was a son of the late Ed and Flora Wright Rose. He was also preceded in death by one daughter: Karen Marie Rose; three brothers: Wesley Rose, Ray Rose and Otis Rose; one sister: Goldie Mae Hopkins.

   Survivors include his loving wife: Deborah L. Rose; one daughter: Lori Ann Sexton (J.D.) of Bowling Green, Kentucky; one son: Delmer Rose, Jr. (Twila) of Jenkins, Kentucky; four brothers: Carl Rose (Sheila) of Payne Gap, Kentucky, Jerry Rose (Deanna) of Jenkins, Kentucky, Glenn Rose of Payne Gap, Kentucky  and Kirby Rose (Louise) of Millstone, Kentucky; five sisters: Allorie Cantrell of Baltimore, Maryland, Thelma Deskins of Tennessee, Julie Breeding (Denver) of Deane, Kentucky, Diane Kincer (Bobby) of Craft Branch, Kentucky and Karien Lee Church (Mike) of Alabama; six grandchildren: Jordan Christopher, Austin Lee, Tyler Blake, Jordan Kyle, James Kenneth and Erin Faith; one great grandchild: Paisley Brooke;  best friend: Shakey; several nieces and nephews; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn his passing.

   Memorial services for Mr. Rose will be held at the Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM with Kevin Bowling officiating.

   Inurnment will take place at a later date.

 Polly & Craft Funeral Home is honored to care for the Memorial arrangements of Mr. Delmar Rose.

   

     Carl Eugene Gallion, Sr., age 94, of Jenkins, Kentucky, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Whitesburg, Kentucky.  He  was born on December 20, 1923 to the late Jim Gallion and Mattie Mullins Gallion. He was a member of the Jenkins Christian Church for over fifty-five years.  Carl was a World War II veteran, having been wounded in the battle for Anzio Beachhead.  Carl was a member of several organizations. He was a lifetime member of the DAV and Pound VFW Post 9600. He was a member of the Jenkins Masonic Lodge #856 for over forty years.  Carl was also a member of the American Legion.  He was known by most people as simply, “Jake”.

   He was preceded in death by his wife: Lucille Blizzard Gallion; grandson: Micah Shannon Gallion; great grandson: Keenon Ray Gallion; seven brothers and three sisters.

    Jake is survived by three sons:  Danny (Margo), Carl Jr. (Cassie), Shannon (Judy); one daughter: Carla Branham (Jack); one sister: Hazel Gallion.  He is also survived by eight grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn his passing.

    Visitation for Mr. Gallion will be held at the Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 with family viewing at 5:00 PM.  Public visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Masonic rites will be conducted by Jenkins Lodge #856.

   Funeral services for Mr. Gallion will be conducted from the Jenkins Christian Church on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM with Samuel Casebolt and Thomas Walters officiating.

   Military honors will be performed by the Pound VFW Post 9600.

  Interment will take place at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens at Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

    Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky is honored to care for Mr. Gallion's funeral arrangements.

   

 

 

  Clark Dale Walker, Sr., age 89, of Jenkins, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at his residence.   He  was born on December 21, 1928 in Harlan, Kentucky to the late Robert Walker and Sally Etta Dingus Walker. Mr Walker attended the New Freedom Worship Center and he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a lifelong resident of Letcher County. He served honoraby in the United States Army during the Korean War.

    In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife: Elizabeth Colleen Walker; one granddaughter: Kimberly Stines; two sisters: Hazel Bumgardner and Myrtle Layne; one brother: Alfred Walker.  

  Mr. Walker is survived by one daughter:  Donna Walker Stines (Jack) of Milton, West Virginia; two sons: Dale Walker (Roberta) of Jenkins, Kentucky and John Walker (Katrina) of McRoberts, Kentucky; seven grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn his passing.

  Visitation for Mr. Walker will be held at the Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins on Thursday, May 24, 2018 with family viewing at 5:00 PM.  Public Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

   Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Danny Quillen officiating.

   Burial will follow in the Bolling Cemetery of Pound, Virginia.

   Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins is honored to care for the arrangements of Mr. Clark Dale Walker, Sr..

    

    

   Joshua Craig Carter, age 32, of Wilmore, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Payne Gap, Kentucky.   He was born on January 31, 1986 in Lexington, Kentucky

   Survivors include his parents: Craig Carter of Billmore Branch, Kentucky and Nashella Brown Carter of Norfolk, Virginia; his wife: Andrea Yazell of Wilmore, Kentucky; one daughter: Annabelle Yazell of Wilmore, Kentucky; one sister: Samantha Carter of Concord, North Carolina; one brother: Matthew Carter of Billmore Branch, Kentucky; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn his passing.

    Josh's greatest love in life was his daughter, Annabelle. He told her often that he, "loved her more than the stars in the sky and the fish in the sea".

   Josh enjoyed being in the mountains and spending time with his family and friends.   He was a very talented musician. He and Matt played together in rock bands for years.  Josh loved music, artwork and playing drums.

   Visitation for Mr. Carter will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the Polly & Craft Funeral Home Chapel of Jenkins, with family visitation at 5:00 PM. Public visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

  Funeral services for Mr. Carter will be conducted from the Jenkins Chapel on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 1:00 PM with Minister, Chris Fleming officiating.

   Burial will follow in the Carter Family Cemetery at Billmore Branch, Kentucky.

    Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky is honored to care for Mr. Carter's funeral arrangements.

    

     Earnest Charles Belcher, age 63, of Elkhorn City, Kentucky, formerly of Fleming-Neon, Kentucky, passed away, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Mountain View Nursing Home.   He  was born on April 7, 1955 in Fleming, Kentucky.

    Earnest was a son of the late Arthur Belcher and Madeline Sparks Belcher.  He was of the Church of Christ Faith.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved the outdoors, his flowers and gardening.  He was the best cook ever.  He enjoyed telling stories and spending time with the family and friends that he loved so much.

    In addition to his parents, Earnest was also preceded in death by his adoptive parents, Clayton and Mary Sparks;  two grandchildren, Lucas Everly and Loralei Belcher;  four sisters, Wanda Hudson, Verlois Isaac, Imogene Tackett and Perlie Sparks;  and two brothers, E.J. Sparks and Bernard Sparks.

  He is survived by two daughters, Stephanie Nicole Belcher, Jenkins, Kentucky and Charlotte Renee Everly, Powderly, Kentucky;  two sons, Michael Shane Belcher, Greenville, Kentucky and Adam Christopher Belcher, Whitesburg, Kentucky;  one sister, Brenda Taylor, Pikeville, Kentucky;  two brothers, Bobby David Belcher, McRoberts, Kentucky and Danny Loren Belcher, North Carolina; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn his passing.

    Visitation for Mr. Belcher will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Carty Funeral Home of Neon with family viewing at 5:00 PM and public visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

     Funeral services for Mr. Belcher will be conducted from the Neon Church of Christ on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 12:00 Noon with Jeff Ramey officiating.

    Burial will follow in the Sparks Family Cemetery at McRoberts, Kentucky.

    Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky is honored to care for Mr. Belcher's funeral arrangements.

     Ben Franklin Newsome, age 91, of Seco, Kentucky passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Appalchain Regional Hospital of Whitesburg, Kentucky.   He was born on June 21, 1926 in Kona, Kentucky.

    He was preceded in death by his parents: Joseph and Susan Yonts Newsome; his wife: Phoebe Blanton Newsome; one daughter: Catherine Sue “Kitten” Newsome; four brothers: Henry, Homer, Livingston and Roy; four sisters: Montanna, Hattie, Allie and Ronalda; one son-in-law: David Fields.

   Survivors include three daughters: Rose Fields of Seco, Kentucky, Betty Anderson (Jim) of Sidney, Ohio and Lina Quillen (Dale) of Seco, Kentucky; three stepsons; five stepdaughters; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; four great-great grandsons; one sister: Louise Newman of Millstone, Kentucky; along with a  host of other family and many friends to mourn his passing.

   He was a member of Grace Fellowship Baptist Church.

     Visitation for Mr. Newsome will be held at the Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 with family viewing at 5:00 PM; Public visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

    Funeral services will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Wednensday, May 16, 2018 at 1:00 PM with Minister Will Hall and Pastor Burdell Gilley officiating.

    Burial will follow in the Newsome Family Cemetery at Seco, Kentucky.

  Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky is honored to care for Mr. Ben Newsome's funeral arrangements.

    

     “Jeff” John Jeffery McPherson, age 57, of Burdine, Kentucky passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the Pikeville Medical Center of Pikeville, Kentcuky.   He was born on July 19, 1960 in Dearborn, Michigan.

    He was preceded in death by his parents: John Henry and Thelma Mullins McPherson; and by one brother: Danny Ray McPherson.

   Survivors include one daughter: Brandy Nicole Roberts Pannell (Whitney Alan Meade) of Burdine, Kentucky; four sisters: Linda Lou Petty of Southgate, Michigan, Dianne Faye Dulimba (Tom R.) of Hale, Michigan, Joyce Darlene Lyons of Cedar Bluff, Virginia and Donna Marie Harvey of Rocky Hollow, Kentucky; four granddaughters: Baleigh, Shayleigh, Amelia and Whitney; two very special nephews: Paul Harvey and Brad Mullins; two very close friends: Avis Sexton and Ricky Hamilton; several other beloved nieces and nephews; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn his passing.

   Jeff enjoyed fishing.  He was a gifted crafter, artist and painter

   Visitation for Mr. McPherson will be held at the Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, with family viewing at 4:30 PM; public visitation from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. 

    Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday ( following visitation) from the funeral home at 7:00 PM with Minister John Wyatt officiating.

   Inurnment will take place at a later date.

    Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky is honored to care for the funeral arrangements of Mr. Jeff McPherson.

    

  Ricky Allen Gibson, age 44, of Jackhorn, Kentucky passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Neon, Kentucky.   He was born on September 29, 1973 in Whitesburg, Kentucky.

    He was preceded in death by one brother: Danny Gibson and one sister: Rachel Hall.

  Survivors include his parents: Jackie and Norma Hall of Jackhorn, Kentucky; one brother: William Hall and one sister: Pearl Hall, both of Jackhorn, Kentucky; grandmother: Pearl Hall of Jackhorn, Kentucky; two nieces: Shyla Wilson and Danielle Davis; two nephews: Brayden Mullins and Kylee Hall; two very special friends: Brian and Tina Neace; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn his passing.

  Ricky enjoyed fishing, camping and being outdoors.  He was also a huge fan of U.K. basketball.

  Visitation will be held at the Neon Pentecostal Church on Monday, May 7, 2018 with famiy viewing at 5:00 PM and public vistation will begin at 6:00 PM.

    Funeral services will be conducted from the church on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM , with Pastor Alan White officiating.

    Burial will follow in the Hall Family Cemetery at Jackhorn, Kentucky.

     Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky is honored to care for Mr. Ricky Gibson's funeral arrangements.

   Nettie Lou Madison Nelson, age 71, of Morehead, Kentucky and formerly of Neon passed away peacefully  Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Ridgeway Nursing &  Rehabilitation Center of Owingsville, Kentucky.   She was born on August 18, 1946 in Kona, Kentucky.

    She was a daughter of the late Curtis and Grace Adams Madison. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband: Larry Nelson; three brothers: James Madison, Billy Madison and Morge Madison; three sisters: Emma Hogg Vanover, Claudine Little and Dorothy Adams.

   Survivors include one daughter: Michelle Barber  (Larry) of Morehead, Kentucky; one son: Justin Nelson of Neon, Kentucky; four grandchildren: Trey, Kylan, Lexi and Hannah; several very special nieces and nephews; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn her passing.

    Nettie was a long-time member of the Fleming Baptist Church and of the White Shrine of the Order of Eastern Star for many years.  She never met a stranger. She was well known for her sense of humor and bubbly personality among her friends and family. 

   Nettie was also very fond of her dog, “Cocoa”.

   Visitation for Mrs. Nelson will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky; with family viewing at 5:00 PM.  The family will then receive friends from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

   Funeral services for Mrs. Nelson will be conducted from the Fleming Baptist Church on Wednesday. May 2, 2018 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Eddie Dennison officiating.

   Burial will follow in the Green Acres Cemetery of Ermine, Kentucky.

 

   Carty Funeral Homes of Neon & Jenkins, Kentucky is honored to care for Mrs. Nettie Nelson's funeral arrangements.

    

    Brenda Jane Cantrell Bevins, age 76, of Jenkins, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at her residence.   She was born on March 7, 1942 in Haymond, Kentucky.

    She was a daughter of the late Woodrow and Bessie Isabel Cantrell. She was also preceded in death by her husband: Norman Bevins; one daughter: Lorrie Bevins; four brothers: Ernie, Harold “Lucky”, Randy and an infant brother; three sisters: Margaret Kincer, Mabel Kincer and Audrey Franklin.

 Survivors include two daughters: Dianne Meade (Shawn) of McRoberts, Kentucky and Brenda Bevins (Ronnie Johnson) of Dorton, Kentucky; one son: David Bevins of Jenkins, Kentucky; one sister: Betty York (Ernie) of Pineville, Kentucky; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two special friends: Linda Bailey and Deanna Tackett; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn her passing.

   Brenda was a dedicated Christian  since she was twelve years of age. She was of the Pentecostal Christian faith.

   Visitation for Mrs. Bevins will be held on Thursday. April 19, 2018 at the Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky; with family viewing at 5:00 PM and public visitation from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

   Funeral services will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 12:00 Noon with Pastor Van Webb and Pastor Danny Hurst officiating.

  Burial will follow in the Laurel Fork Cemetery at Payne Gap, Kentucky.

  In lieu of flowers, donations for funeral expenses may be made to the family.

  Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky is honored to care for Mrs. Bevin's funeral arrangements.

    

  Richard Lee Sergent, age 58, of Whitesburg, Kentucky passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Holston Valley Medical Center of Kingsport, Tennessee.   He was born on March 31, 1960 in Cleveland, Ohio.

    He was a son of the late Henry and Elizabeth Fern Sergent. He was also preceded in death by one brother: Larry Sergent.

  Survivors include his loving wife: Joyce Jent Sergent; two children:: Christy Delane Sergent  and Richard Lee Sergent II (Katie), both of South Carolina; four grandchildren: Alexis Grace Sergent, Alex McKenzie Sergent, Bailey Jade Sergent and Cade Thomas Sergent;  one brother: Jerry Sergent (Lisa); two sisters: Barbara Bentley (Travis) and Sharon Brown (Bo); several nieces and nephews; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn his passing.

   Richard was a U.S veteran and enjoyed playing card games very much with  Jeff Sergent, other family and friends.  He also enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family and friends.

    Visitation for Mr. Sergent will be held from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM at the Deane Baptist Church on Monday, April 16, 2018.

    Funeral services will be conducted from the church on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 1:00 PM with Military Honors perfomed by the Pound VFW Post 9600 Honor guard.

     Inurnment will take place at a later date.

  Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky is honored to care for Mr. Sergent's funeral arrangements.    

    

    Emma Jean Barker, age 90, of Harrogate, Tennessee and formerly of McRoberts, Kentucky passed away peacefully Monday, April 2, 2018 at the Tri- State Health and Rehabillitation Center.  She was born on February 4, 1928 at Neon, Kentucky to the late Tennison and Melissabell Marie Fuller Ferguson.

   Survivors include two daughters:  Merrell Jean Barker Fleming of Rutledge, Tennessee and Susan Barker Johnson (Bill) of Hazard, Kentucky; one son: David Michael Barker (Ruth Ann) of Middlesboro, Kentucky; nine grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; along with a host of other family and many friends.

    In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband: David Merrell Barker; one sister: Norma Dorsey “Moe”; three brothers: James Marion Ferguson, Danny Ferguson and Donnie Ferguson.

    Emma was a lifetime member of the McRoberts Missionary Baptist Church.  She was also a member of the White Shrine and was involved with L.K.L.P. and many other civic organizations. She was a faithful news writer and contributor to the Community News Press for over fifty years.   Emma was a staple of the McRoberts area for many years.

         Visitation for Mrs. Barker will be held at the Carty Funeral Home of Neon on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 1:00 PM. Memorial services will begin at 2:00 PM; with Pastor Jim Johnston officiating.

       Inurnment will take place at a later date.

       Carty Funeral Home of Neon is honored to care for Mrs. Emma Barker's arrangements.

    

   Olly H. Carter, age 96, of Bean Station, Tennessee and formerly of Jenkins, Kentucky passed away peacefully Sunday, April 1, 2018 at her residence.  She was born on August 2, 1921 at Jenkins, Kentucky to the late George and Mary Davis Hoback.

  Survivors include one daughter: Sandra C. Goff of Jenkins, Kentucky; two grandchildren: Tracy (Angela) Goff and Lisa Lynn Ratliff, both of Jenkins, Kentucky; four great grandchildren: Ali, Tanner, Jarret (Eva) and Joseph; along with a host of other family and many friends.

    In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband: Edris Lee Carter; one sister: Elsie Crabtree; three brothers: Denny Hoback, Dewey Adkins and Hubert Adkins.

  Olly was a loving mother and devoted grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with her family. She also loved gardening, growing flowers and caring for her many pets.

   Visitation for Mrs. Carter will be held at the Jenkins United Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 with family viewing at 5:00 PM and the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

   Funeral services for Mrs. Carter will be conducted from the Church on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Gary Robbins officiating.

   Entombment will follow in the Green Acres Mausoleum at Ermine, Kentucky.

       Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky is honored to care for Mrs. Carter's funeral arrangements.

 

 

     

    Tammy Gail Barnett, age 58, of McRoberts, Kentucky passed away Monday,  March 12, 2018 at her residence.  She was born on September  22, 1959  at Whitesburg, Kentucky to the late James Robert  and Pauline Wilson Barnett.

   Survivors include one daughter: Jaimie Day of Richmond, Kentucky; one son: Bobby Wayne Stamper (Nikki) of Pikeville, Kentucky; one sister: Sherry Bailey (Barry) of McRoberts, Kentucky;   four brothers: Gary Wayne Barnett (Sharon) of Burdine, Kentucky, James Robert Barnett II of McRoberts, Kentucky, David Barnett (Wendy) of Florida and John Barnett of Jackson, Kentucky; five grandchildren; her  two dogs and best friends: Cooper and Marlow; along with a host of other family and many friends.

     Memorial services for Ms. Barnett will be conducted from the McRoberts Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 1:00 PM, with Pastor Jim Johnston officiating.

     Inurnment will take place at a later date.

  Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky is honored to care for Ms. Barnett's arrangements.

   

   Michael Dale Webb, age 71, of Payne Gap, Kentucky passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Appalachian Regional Hospital of Whitesburg, Kentucky.  He was born on September 13, 1946  in Jenkins, Kentucky to the late Henry M. Webb, Jr.  and surviving  Blanche I. Sexton Webb.

   Survivors include his wife: Kay Davis Webb of Payne Gap, Kentucky; one daughter: Melissa Webb of Payne Gap, Kentucky; one grandson: Cameron Webb of Payne Gap, Kentucky; one sister: Sandra Webb Stults of Winchester, Kentucky;  along with a host of other family and many friends.

   Mr. Webb was of the Protestant Christian faith.He was also a member of the Sons of the Confederacy.

     Inurnment will take place at a later date.

     Polly & Craft Funeral Home was honored to care for Mr. Webb's arrangements.

     

    Minda Quillen Short, age 71, of Burdine, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at her residence.  She was born on April 22, 1946 in Fleming, Kentucky.

    She was a daughter of the late William and Martha Wagers Quillen. She was also preceded in death by one infant son: Jeffery Michael Quillen; one grandson: David Jordan Silcox; one brother: Woodrow Quillen; three sisters: Ettie Collier, Princie Honeycutt and Marie Purlee; one daughter-in-law: Tammy Quillen; one grandson-in-law: Kevin Mullins.

   Survivors include a former husband: Denver Short; two daughters: Melinda (Thomas) Blevins of Dalton, Georgia and Crystle (Teddy) Silcox of Beaver, Kentucky; three sons: Robert (Kimberlie) Quillen of Cynthiana, Kentucky, Keith (Kathy) Quillen of Jenkins, Kentucky and John (Lee Ann) Short of Dalton, Georgia; two brothers: Monroe (Nancy) Quillen of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Jake Quillen of Pekin, Indiana; twelve grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; a very special niece: Carol Church; two fur babies: Brownie and Baby Girl; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn her passing.

   Minda was a long-time member of the Burdine Church of God of Prophecy. She was a very dedicated mother and grandmother. She was truly the matriarch of her family.

   Visitation for Ms. Short will be held at the Burdine Church of God of Prophecy on Thursday, March 8, 2018 with family viewing at 5:30 PM ; public visitation will be from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM.

Visitation will be also held at he church on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. 

   Funeral services for Ms. Short will be conducted from the church on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Jeff Slone and Forest Quillen officiating.

   Burial will follow in the Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, Kentucky.

  Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky was honored to care for Ms. Short's arrangements.

 

 

 

    Melvin Carol Potter, age 69, of Jackhorn, Kentucky passed away Monday, March 5, 2018 at the Pikeville Medical Center of Pikeville, Kentucky.  He was born on October 5, 1948 in Hemphill, Kentucky.

    He was a son of the late John and Rosie Tolliver Potter. He was also preceded in death by his wife: Linda Kay Hall Potter; one infant son: Melvin Merle Potter; one grandson: James King; two brothers: Sam D. Potter and George Henry Potter; one sister: Reba Mae Greene.

   Survivors include four daughters: Kathy Newman (Paul) of Clintwood, Virginia, Karen Stines (Jerry) of Wise, Virginia, Melanie Collier King (Archie) of Stanville, Kentucky and Nikki Potter (Donald) of Smithfield, Pennsylavania; two sons: Tim Hall (Ann) of Premium, Kentucky and John Potter (Angie) of McRoberts, Kentucky, two sisters: Phyllis Bentley of Jackhorn, Kentucky and Betty Jo Bentley of Jackhorn, Kentucky; sixteen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn his passing.

   Melvin loved all of his grandchildren and he had a very special bond with his grandson: Draycen. He was also eagerly looking forward to the arrival of his new great grandson: Grayden.

   Visitation for Mr. Potter will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Hemphill Baptist Church, with family viewing at 5:00 PM and public visitation from 6:00 PM to closing of the church.

   Funeral services for Mr. Potter will be conducted from the church on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Danny Hurst officiating.

   Burial will follow in the Reuben Potter Family Cemetery at Jackhorn, Kentucky.

    Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky was honored to care for Mr. Potter's arramgements.

    Linda Kaye Richie Hughes., age 54, of Neon, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the Appalachian Regional Hospital of Whitesburg, Kentucky.  She was born on November 12, 1963 in Perry County, Kentucky to the late Lowin and Jacqueline Tackett Richie.

   Survivors include her husband: Dewayne Keith Hughes of Deane, Kentucky; three daughters: Crystal Hill of Whitesburg, Kentucky, Glenda Hughes of Neon, Kentucky and Robin (Josh) Pigman of Dunham, Kentucky; one brother: Ronnie Richie  of Jenkins, Kentucky; two sisters: Ollie Williams of Wise, Virginia and Mona Lisa McHargue of Port St. Lucie, Florida; thirteen grandchildren; along with a host of other family and many friends.

   In addition to her parents, Linda was also preceded in death by two sisters: Kathy Potter and Brenda Richie; two brothers: Arnold Richie and Jimmy Richie.

    Memorial services for Mrs. Hughes will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018 at the Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky with a "gathering of family & friends" from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

     Inurnment will take place at a later date.

    Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky is honoured to care for the memorial arrangements.

     Lucinda Avalos: In Loving Memory.  Inurnment will take place at a later date.  

   Polly & Craft Funeral Home was honored to care for Ms. Avalos' arrangements.

    

    Peggy Sue Burke Smith “Granny”, age 58, of Jackhorn, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the University of Kentucky Hospital of Lexington, Kentucky.  She was born on June 9, 1959 at Jenkins, Kentucky to the late Boonie and Pina Bentley Burke.

   Survivors include one son: Richard “Fudd” (Kimberly) Hall of Sergent, Kentucky; one daughter: Misty (J.D.) Griffith of Neon, Kentucky; eight grandchildren: Skylar, Jepatha, Christian, Brody, Zack, Mason, Bella and Conner; four sisters and two brothers; along with a host of other family and many friends,

    She was also preceded in death by her infant daughter: Peggy Sue Hall; one brother: John L. Burke; two sisters: Marcella Gann and Irene Szakacs.

   Peggy was a loving mother and devoted grandmother, who loved being a “granny”. She loved to watch and cheer for her grandchildren at sporting events. Peggy enjoyed going to yard sales and most of all, spending time  with her family and friends.

    Visitation will be held at the Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky on Friday, February 16, 2018; family viewing will be at 5:00 PM.  Public visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

   Funeral services for Mrs. Smith will be conducted from the Carty Funeral Home on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 1:00 PM with Church of Christ Ministers officiating.

 Burial will follow in the Potter Family Cemetery at Jackhorn, Kentucky.

  Carty Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky was honored to care for Mrs. Smith's arrangements. 

  Ruby Mae Johnson Branham., age 86, of McRoberts, Kentucky passed away Monday, February 5, 2018 at the Appalachian Regional Hospital of Whitesburg, Kentucky.  She was born on February 7, 1931 in McRoberts, Kentucky to the late Hiram and Mary Phipps Johnson.

   Survivors include one son: Danny Alvin (Donna) Branham of McRoberts, Kentucky; two daughters: Carol Bartley Damron of McRoberts, Kentucky and Janet Bartley (Quenton) Childers of Millstone, Kentucky; son-in-law: Mark Roark of Columbus, Indiana; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; one brother: Leonard Johnson of McRoberts, Kentucky; along with a host of other family and many friends.

    Ruby was also preceded in death by her first husband: J.E. Bartley; second husband: Hatler Branham; one daughter: Mary Bartley Roark; one grandson: Anthony Lee Childers; three brothers: Fletcher, Roy Ed and Frank Johnson; three sisters: Hazel Mullins, Ruth Mullins and Lois Muncy.

   Ruby was a charter member of the McRoberts Old Regular Baptist Church, which she dearly loved.

   Visitation for Mrs. Branham will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky; with family viewing at 5:00 PM. The family will then receive friends from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

   Funeral services for Mrs. Branham will be conducted on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Neon Funeral Home with the Old Regular Baptist's Minsters officiating.

      Burial will follow in the Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, Kentucky.

    Fred Young, age 82, of Neon, Kentucky passed from this life on Tuesday, January 30 , 2018 at the Pikeville Medical Center of Pikeville, Kentucky.  He was born on December 12, 1935 in Letcher County, Kentucky to the late Ike and Millie Young.

   Fred is survived by two sons: Ronald D. (Doris) Young of McCarr, Kentucky and Mark (Deborah) Young of McRoberts, Kentucky; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; along with a host of other family and many friends.

    He was also preceded in death by his wife: Mary Ann Young; four brothers: Elbert Young, Elmer Young, Ike Young, Jr. and Claude Young; one sister: Callie Young.

    Fred was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, Kentucky and he was a Deacon of the Payne Gap Freewill Baptist Church for many years. 

    Visitation for Mr. Young will be held at the Payne Gap Freewill Baptist Church on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 5:00 PM for family viewing; then public visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

   Funeral services for Mr. Young will be conducted from the church on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 1:00 PM.

     Burial will follow in the Potter Family Cemetery at Kona, Kentucky.

     Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky is in care of arrangements.

   Evelyn Mullins Yonts., age 89, of Goose Creek, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Center of Hazard, Kentucky.  She was born on March 20, 1928, in Grundy, Virginia to the late Walter and Hettie Clevinger Mullins.

  Survivors include four sons: George (Ruth) Yonts of Goose Creek, Kentucky, Charles (Jenny Lynn) Yonts of Billmoore Branch, Kentucky, Jimmy (Jeanette) Yonts of Thornton, Kentucky and Eugene (Lindy) Yonts of Goose Creek, Kentucky; one brother: Carlos Mullins of Louisville, Kentucky; one sister: Freidas (Don) Bailey of Haymond, Kentucky; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; along with a host of other family and many friends,

   She was also preceded in death by her husband: Dawes Yonts; two infant sons: Clyde and Claude Yonts; two brothers: Loyle and Hassel Mullins; two sisters: Vonda McCown and Lackey Mullins.

   Evelyn was a long-time member of the Hemphill Church of Christ. She loved to sew and was a wonderful mother, who took great care of her family. 

   Visitation for Mrs. Yonts will be held at the Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky on Thursday, February 1, 2018 with family viewing at 5:00 PM.  The family will then receive friends and guests from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

   Funeral services for Mrs. Yonts will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 12:00 Noon.

   Burial will follow in the Collier Cemetery at Goose Creek, Kentucky.

   Carty Funeral Home of Neon is in care of funeral arrangements.

 

     Karleigh Michelle Bates, age 2 years, 3months and 2 days, of Haymond, Kentucky passed from this life on Wednesday, January 24 , 2018.

   Karleigh is survived by her parents: Anthony and Courtney Bates of Haymond; two brothers: Hayden Fulton of Millstone and Blake Bates of Sergent; one sister: Mia Bates of Sergent; grandparents: Nettie Bentley of Rutledge, Tennessee, Jeffery Reach of West Blocton, Alabama and Buddy & Melissa Bates of Sergent; great grandparents: Jimmie Reach of West Blocton, Alabama and Judy Boggs of Thornton; along with a host of other special family and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her aunt Bridget Mullins.

 

   The family expresses a special appreciation to Tony Hayes and Christen Akens of Knoxville, Tennessee.

 

   Visitation for Karleigh will be held at the Carty Funeral Home of Neon on Sunday, January 28, 2018.  Family viewing will be at 5:00 PM; the family will then receive friends and guests from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

   Funeral services will be conducted from the Carty Funeral Home  of Neon on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 1:00 PM.

   Burial will follow in the Haven of Rest Cemetery of Mayking, Kentucky.

      Carty Funeral Home of Neon is in care of arrangements.

 

 

  Harold “Lucky” Cantrell., age 70, of Fleming-Neon, Kentucky passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at his home.  He was born on July 15, 1947, in Fleming, Kentucky and lived most of his life in his hometown.

    He was a son of the late Woodrow and Bessie Isabell Cantrell. He was also preceded in death by three sisters: Margaret Ann Kincer, Mable Kincer and Aubrey Franklin; three brothers: Robert, Ernie and Randy Cantrell.

   Survivors include his wife: Linda Cantrell of Fleming-Neon, Kentucky; four children: Shelly Cantrell (Travis) Mullins of Fleming-Neon, Kentucky, Michael Cantrell of Fleming-Neon, Kentucky, Kelly Wayne (Janie) Cantrell of Falmouth, Kentucky and Travis (Kimmi) Cantrell of Lexington, Kentucky; four grandsons: Shawn, Christopher, Andru and Keaton; one granddaughter: Nakesha; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters: Brenda Bevins of Jenkins, Kentucky and Betty (Ernie) York of Pineville, Kentucky; along with a host of other relatives and friends, who mourn his passing. 

   Visitation for Mr. Cantrell will be held at the Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky on Saturday, January 27, 2018 with family viewing at 5:00 PM; the family will then receive guests and friends from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

    Funeral services for Mr. Cantrell will be conducted from the Neon Chapel on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 12:00 Noon with Pastor Mark Wagoner officiating.

     Burial will follow in the Cantrell Family Cemetery at Neon, Kentucky.

     Carty Funeral Home of Neon is in care of funeral arrangements.

 

   Matthew Edward Thacker, age 29, of Jenkins, Kentucky passed from this life on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Pikeville Medical Center of Pikeville, Kentucky.  He was born on June 12, 1988 at Mary Washington Hospital. He spent his youth bouncing states and settling in Jenkins, where he built his life and his family.  He made his living in customer service, bringing joy and laughter to all he met. He was a joker at heart and never failed to lighten your spirit. He was an all around athlete and loved sports; whether he was playing them or watching and rooting on his children, as they played them. He was well known and truly loved. His greatest accomplishment was his kids. They were his light and his everything. He was a proud papa.

   He was the son of Eddie and Sheila Thacker; the father of Ryan Scott Church, Haylee Dawn Thacker and Landon Matthew Lee Thacker; the brother of Jesse Thacker (Elizabeth Smith), Louie Thacker, Carla (Nathaniel) Polly and Crystal Mullins; the uncle of Donovan Brown.  He was also family and a dear friend to all who knew him.

   Visitation For Mr. Thacker will be held on  Friday, January 26, 2018 and Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church; with family viewing at 5:30 PM.  The family will then receive guests and friends from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

   Funeral services for Mr. Thacker will be conducted from the church on Sunday, January 28 at 2:00 PM with Minister, Alfred Fields officiating.

 Burial will follow in the Thacker & Fields Cemetery at Millard, Kentucky. 

Carty  / Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins is in care of arrangements.

 

   Viola Williams, age 87, of Jenkins, Kentucky passed from this life on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the Letcher Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Whitesburg, Kentucky.  She was born on January 18, 1931 at Marshall’s Branch, Kentucky to the late Emit Hassel Johnson and Bessie Johnson.  Viola  taught school at Marshall’s Branch and worked as a nurse-aid at Jenkins Hospital. Mrs. Williams worked two years in coal mining.  She attended the Peak’s Branch Missionary Alliance Church and the Whitesburg First Baptist Church.

  She was also preceded in death by her husband: Arnold Edward Williams; one infant son: Arnold E. Williams, Jr.; three brothers: Homer Johnson, Guy Johnson and Arlie B. Johnson; two sisters: Glaidus Hyatt and Lucille Bentley.

   Mrs. Williams is survived by one daughter: Rita (Kenneth) Broome of Whitesburg, Kentucky; three sons: Melvin Douglas (Della) Williams of Banner, Kentucky, Daniel Ray (Deborah) Williams of Robinson Creek, Kentucky and Edward Dale (Carla) Williams of Paintsville, Kentucky; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren: along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn her passing. 

     Visitation for Mrs. Williams will be held at the Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky on Thursday, January 25, 2018, with family viewing at 5:00 PM.  The family will then receive friends and guests from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

  Funeral services for Mrs. Williams will be conducted from the Jenkins Chapel at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 26, 2018; with Pastor Tony Brown officiating.

  Burial will take place at the Green Acres Cemetery located at Ermine, Kentucky.

    Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins is in care of funeral arrangements.

    Clarence Dotson, Jr., age 91, of Jenkins, Kentucky passed from this life on Monday, January 22, 2018 at his residence.  He was born on January 20, 1927 at Jenkins, Kentucky to the late Clarence E. Dotson and Hattie Ellen Taylor Dotson. Mr. Dotson served in the United States Army during W.W. II.  He was a member of both the Pound VFW # 9600 and the Jenkins American Legion.He was a sixty year Master Mason of Jenkins Lodge #856.

  Clarence was also preceded in death by his loving wife: Allois Evanoff Dotson; one son: Clarence Gregory Dotson; one great grandson: Evan Edwards Carter; one brother: Cecil Alvis Dotson; one sister: Leatha Mae Branham Vinson and one special aunt: Pearl Taylor Baine.

  Mr. Dotson is survived by four daughters: LaDonna (P.D.) Motley of Wichester, Kentucky, Toni Ann (Victor) Carter of Frenchburg, Kentucky, Angela Gail (Arch) Johnson of Booneville, Kentucky and Jacqueline Maria Dotson of Jenkins, Kentucky; two dear double first-cousins: Carlisle Taylor and Gary Taylor; special nieces and nephews: Greta, Gilda and Michael Branham; eleven  grandchildren; twenty one great grandchildren: along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn his passing. 

    Visitation for Mr. Dotson will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the People's Fundamental Baptist Church of Dunham, KY..  Family viewing will be at 5:00 PM.  The family will receive friends and guests from 6:00 PM.  Masonic rites will be observed.

    Funeral services will be conducted from the church on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 1:00 PM, with Pastor Van Webb officiating.

    Burial will take place at the Dotson Cemetery located at Pound, Virginia.

 

    Jacob “Pat” Johnson, age 79, of Jackhorn, Kentucky passed from this life on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the Appalachian Regional Hospital of Whitesburg, Kentucky.  He was born on November 7, 1938 at Etty, Kentucky to the late Jacob Johnson, Sr. and Fran Simone Riddle Johnson. Pat was a member of the Neon Masonic Lodge #884 and of the Neon American Legion. He was an United States Army Veteran and retired coal miner of over forty years experience. He was also a self-employed business owner.  Pat enjoyed collecting coins, trading guns, cutting grass and riding four-wheelers.

   He was also preceded in death by four brothers: Challie Johnson, William Danny Johnson, Scotty Johnson and Mike Johnson; one nephew: Ora Shawn Johnson.

   Mr. Johnson is survived by four nephews: Shane (Samantha) Johnson of Neon, Kentucky(whom Pat loved like a son), Jacob Shan Johnson of Seco, Kentucky, Chad Johnson of Bean Station, Tennessee and Michael Johnson of Tennessee; one niece: Jessica Shyann (Chris) Duty of Neon, Kentucky; two sisters-in law:  Deloris “P-Jib” Johnson of Neon, Kentucky and Charlene Johnson of Bean Station, Tennessee; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn his passing.  

     Visitation for Mr. Johnson will be held at the Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky on Saturday, January 6, 2018, with family viewing at 5:00 PM.  The family will then welcome and receive friends from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

   Funeral services for Mr. Johnson will also be conducted from the Neon Chapel on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 1:00 PM with Minister, Frank Fleming officiating.

   Burial will then follow in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking, Kentucky.