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OBITUARIES 2020  

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   Robert T. Johnson “Bob”, age 76, of Jenkins, Kentucky went home to be with the Lord on Friday May 1, 2020 at his residence.  He was born on August 26, 1943, in Letcher County, Kentucky to the late William Preston Johnson and Della Mae Quesenberry Johnson. Robert worked for many years along beside his fatherland brothers in the coal mines before moving to Valdosta, Georgia, where he worked in the fiberglass industry for thirty-six years

   He and his wife blessed so many with their God given talent of singing at their beloved home, the Payne Gap Freewill Baptist Church, where the attended, along with many other churches throughout the community.

   Bob loved people and was always ready to help or brighten their day with a song,smile or with jokes.  He was a talented  and gifted singer, writer and musician. He greatly enjoyed the quiet times planting flowers and gardening.  He had many interests and loved life.  He loved spending time with his family and friends.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.

   He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Brenda Johnson, Payne Gap, Kentucky;  three sons, Marcus (Carolyn) and Ronnie, both of Valdosta, Georgia, Nolan (Stacey), Hamlet, North Carolina;  ten grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, five sisters, three brothers, his close friend and pastor, Hollis Bevins and a host of many many friends.

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   Tammy Moore, age 60, of Jenkins, Kentucky, passed away on April 29, 2020, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.  She was born on, August 4, 1959, in Jenkins, Kentucky, to the late Coy and Goldie Mae Rose Hopkins.  Tammy lived most of her life in Jenkins and attended the Payne Gap Freewill Baptist Church.  She was a loving homemaker who devoted her life to her family.  

    In addition to her parents, Tammy was also preceded in death by two sisters, Shelia Hopkins and Cathy Hopkins.

    Tammy is survived by her husband, Dennis Moore, Jenkins, Kentucky;  one son, Travis Moore, Jenkins, Kentucky;  one daughter, Christine Moore, Jenkins, Kentucky;  two granddaughters, Summer White and Traistine White, both of Jenkins, Kentucky;  two grandsons, Zechariah White and Tony Wyatt, both of Jenkins, Kentucky;  two sisters, Angie Kennedy, Wise, Virginia, Bridgett (Larry) Swindall, Bowling Green, Kentucky; one brother, Billy (Cristine) Hopkins, Wise, Virgina;  and a host of other relatives and many friends.  

    Teddy Ray Reed, age 59, of Neon, Kentucky, passed from this life on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at his residence. He was born on March 12, 1961 in Troy, Ohio.  He was the son of the late Coy and Helen Slone Reed.  He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion for over thirty-five years.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother,  Gary and two sisters:  Doris and Missy.

   He is survived by his loving wife, Alesa Ann Fields Reed; one daughter, Ashley Reed (Josh Fox) of Jenkins; one son, Jonathan Reed of Neon; a special mother-in-law, Melvie Fields; two sisters: Sheryl Browning  and Angie Reed, both of Ohio; two special nieces: Joy Mayabb and Michelle Yates, both of Ohio; one special friend, Dennis Ward of Ohio; along with a host of other family and many friends.

    A private,of the most immediate family (maximum of 10), service will be observed at Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky.

    Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky is honored to serve the family and to care for the arrangements of Mr. Teddy Ray Reed.

    Jamie Allen “P.J.” Johnson, age 35, of McRoberts, Kentucky passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020 at his residence.  He was born on January 20, 1985 in Whitesburg, Kentucky to his parents, Arnold “Shuster” and Cathy Darlene Johnson.  P.J. was very athletic and enjoyed sports very much.

    Other than by his parents, he is survived by his wife, Jasmine Leigh Johnson of Whitesburg, Kentucky; three sons:  Gavin Allen Johnson, Davin Adam Johnson and Gunner Ace Johnson; six daughters: Jamie Hope Johnson, Aubrey Faith Johnson, Ryleigh Grace Johnson, Remington Rain Johnson, Harper Jane Johnson and Hendrix Jayde Johnson; one brother, Brandon (Tanya) Tackett of Marion, Illinois; one sister, Britia Johnson of McRoberts, Kentucky; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; along with a host of other family and many friends.

    Visitation for P.J. will be held at the Seco Pentecostal Church from 6:00 PM on Thusday, February 20, 2020 and throughout the day on Friday, February 21, 2020.

    Funeral services for Mr. Johnson will be conducted from the church on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM, with Pastor Ted Collins officiating.

    Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky is honored to serve the family and to care for the arrangements of Mr. Jamie Allen "P.J." Johnson.

    Marilyn Elaine DePriest, age 86, of Lancaster, Kentucky, formerly of Jenkins, Kentucky, passed away at her daughter and son-in-law’s home, surrounded by her family, on Friday, February 7, 2020.  She was born on September 2, 1933 in Massachusetts to the late Henry and Margaret Woodward Barlett.  She is a veteran of the United States Army where she proudly served in the Women’s Army Corp.  She is a member of the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church of Burdine, Kentucky.  In 1981, she and her husband, Brother John DePreist, founded Burdine Christian School where she was a teacher for 20 years.  She is lovingly known by her former students as, ‘Mrs. Lynn’. She was a supportive pastor’s wife for many years.  She was also an avid U.K. fan.

Other than by her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Pastor John Depriest; one great grandson, Trenton Paul Carty and one son-in- law, Paul Sanders.

She is survived by one son, Paul (Cathy) DePriest of Memphis, Tennessee;  four daughters:  Cindy Sanders of Jenkins, Kentucky, Debbie (Tim) Lucas of Lancaster, Kentucky, Mindy (Delbert) Kiser of Jenkins Kentucky and Melanie (Chris) Caudill of Waddy, Kentucky;  one brother, Earnest Beals of  Stone Mountain, Georgia;  one sister, Kathy Warner of Haydenville, Massachusetts;  14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

      Visitation for Mrs. DePriest will be held at the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

     Funeral services will be conducted from the church on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM with Minister Mark Randle officiating.

    Interment will follow in the East Jenkins DePriest Cemetery of Jenkins, Kentucky.

        Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Homes is honored to serve the family and to care for the arrangements of Mrs. Marilyn Elaine DePriest.

   Walter Jesse Baker, age 56, of Deane, Kentucky, passed from this life on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at his residence. He was born on July 16, 1963 in Fleming, Kentucky.  He was the son of the late Jesse and Ollie Hall Baker. Walter loved making and working on knives.

   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Jesse Baker, Jr., John H. Baker and Levon Baker; one sister, Anna Rose Caudill and by one nephew, Curry Hall.

   He is survived by two sisters: Carol Sue Hall of Deane, Kentucky and Desta Baker of Falmoth, Kentucky; several nieces and nephews; along with a host of other family and many friends.

   Visitation for Mr. Baker will be held at the Carty Funeral Home of Neon on Monday, February 10, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM for the public.

  Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 1:00 PM with Chris Dool officiating.

   Interment will follow in the Baker Family Cemetery of Millstone, Kentucky.

  Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky is honored to serve the family and to care for the arrangements of Mr. Walter Jesse Baker.

    Ethel Harris, age 106, of Fleming-Neon, Kentucky entered eternal life on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the Appalachian Regional Hospital of Whitesburg, Kentucky.  She was born on May 31, 1913 in Matewan, West Virginia to the late Will and Emma Brown Stamps. Mrs. Harris lived most of her life in Letcher County and was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church of Fleming, Kentucky.

    Other than by her parents, Ethel was preceded in death also by her husband, Theodore Harris and by one son, Jimmy Slone.

    She is survived by three sons:  Eugene Slone of Lexington, Kentucky, Chester Slone of Winchester, Kentucky and Jerry Sloan of Estero, Florida; two grandchildren:  Megan and Kerra; along with a host of other family and many friends.

   Visitation for Mrs. Harris will be held at the Carty Funeral Home of Fleming-Neon, Kentucky on Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM for the public.

   Funeral services for Mrs. Harris will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 11 AM with Pastor Steve Peake officiating.

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

   Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky is honored to serve the family and to care for the arrangements of Mrs. Ethel Harris.

     Mildred May Greer, age 98, of Jenkins, Kentucky passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020.  She was born to the late William and Mary Sanders on May 31, 1921 in Jenkins, Kentucky.

      Mildred was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Oakie Greer; daughter, Barbara; granddaughter, Lisa and son-in-law, Tommy.

      Survivors include, three siblings:  Alford Sanders (Connie), Coleen Boggs and Wanda Wright; two daughters: Anna Brush and Saundra Greer; two sons: James Oakie Greer (Sondra) and William Greer (Marion); five grandchildren: Debra Ritchie (Jude), Jeffrey Mitchell, Steven Mitchell, Jeremy Greer (Jenny) and Jason Greer;  nine great grandchildren: William Ritchie, Luke Ritchie, Hanna Mitchell, Aidan Mitchell, Jessie Mitchell, Abby Mitchell, Connor Greer, McKinsey Greer and Madison Greer; one great-great granddaughter; along with a host of other family and many friends.

     Mildred was a member of the Pine Mountain Order of Eastern Star for sixty-three years.

      Visitation for Mrs. Greer will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Polly & Craft Funeral Home with an Order of Eastern Star service at 7:00 PM.

       Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 12 Noon, with Pastor Van Webb officiating.

    Interment will follow in the Greer Family Cemetery of East Jenkins, Kentucky.

     Polly & Craft Funeral Home is honored to serve the family and to care for the arrangements of Mrs. Mildred May Greer.

     Donnie Victor Rains, II, son of Linda Sue Rains and the late Donnie Victor Rains, was born in Pontiac, Michigan on May 28, 1969.  He entered eternal life Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at his residence in Potter’s Fork, Kentucky from natural causes, being 50 years, 7 months and 25 days of age at his passing.

     Donnie was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.  He enjoyed fishing, ATV riding, working on vehicles, watching U.K. sports and spending time with family and friends.

    Other than by his father, Donnie was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Victor and Reubena Rains and by his maternal grandparents:  Britton and Callie Stidham. 

     He is survived by his mother, Linda Sue Rains of Potter’s Fork;  one son, Donnie Victor Rains, III (Haley) of Berea, Kentucky; one daughter, Leah McKenzie Rains of Berea, Kentucky; one brother, Robert Rains (Priscilla) of Dorton, Kentucky; one sister, Melinda Stevans (William) of Payne Gap, Kentucky; former spouse, Tammy Rains of Berea, Kentucky.

    Also surviving: one uncle, Jerry Rains of Fleming-Neon, Kentucky; Three aunts:  Sue Lundy of Pontiac, Michigan; Faye Powell of Wabash, Indiana and Kaye Brown of Potter’s Fork, Kentucky; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn his passing.

    Visitation for Mr. Rains will be held at the Haymond Freewill Baptist Church from 6:00 PM on Wednesday, January 22, 2020; throughout the day on Thursday, January 24, 2020 with a service at 7:00 PM.

     Funeral services for Mr. Rains will be conducted also from the Haymond Freewill Baptist Church on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Danny Mullins and other ministers officiating.

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

    Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Homes is honored to serve the family and to care for the arrangements of Mr. Donnie Victor Rains, II.

     Gary Wayne Lemaster, age 72, of Jackhorn, Kentucky, passed from this life on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at his residence. He was born on August  25, 1947 in Haymond, Kentucky to the late Lindon Lemaster and Laura Morgan Lemaster.

    Gary served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War.

   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother,  Johnny Lemaster and by four sisters:  Linnie Fox, Sue King, Betty Fleming and Patsy Anderson.

   He is survived by his loving wife of forty-six years, Wanda Lee Lemaster; one son, Jarrod Quinton Lemaster (Elizabeth) of Rutledge, Tennessee; mother-in-law, Louvenia Tolliver of Jackhorn, Kentucky; one brother, Jimmy Lemaster (Barbara) of Corinth, Kentucky; three sisters: Joan Ferrono of Scottsdale, Arizona, Mary Stephens (Jerry) of Rutledge, Tennessee and Linda Kay Olson (Eric) of Sevierville, Tennessee; three special nieces: Kimberly Sparks (Ben) of Jackhorn, Kentucky, Teresa Branham of Jackhorn, Kentucky and Christie Little (Christopher) of Drift, Kentucky; along with a host of other family and many friends.

   Public visitation for Mr. Lemaster will be held at the Carty Funeral Home of Neon from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

   Funeral services for Mr. Lemaster will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM, with Pastor Mark Wagoner officiating.

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

   Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky is honored to serve the family and to care for the arrangements of Mr. Gary Wayne Lemaster.

     Phillip Ray Griffin, age 62, of Jenkins, Kentucky, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was born on September  16, 1957 in Jenkins, Kentucky to the late John Riley Griffin and Susie Ann Mullins Griffin.

    Phillip was an avid Rolling Stones fan and loved his Harley Davidson motorcycle and Volkswagen vehicles throughout the years.  He enjoyed his career as a welder and taking care of his furnace repair customers.  He was of the Christian faith.

   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers:  Bobby Joe Griffin and Paul Stephen Griffin and by two sisters: Reta Sharon Short and Judy Ann Hopkins.

   He is survived by his loving wife of forty-two years, Brenda Gail Griffin;  one daughter, Kristy Lynn Hall (Anthony) of Jenkins, Kentucky; one son, Phillip Andrew Griffin of Jenkins, Kentucky; four grandchildren: Patrick Riley Griffin (Megan) of LaFayette, Georgia, Madison Alexis Thompson of LaFayette, Georgia, Preston Andrew Griffin of Jenkins, Kentucky and Payton Lee Griffin of Jenkins, Kentucky; a grandcat, Gizmo; several nieces and nephews; along with a host of other family and many friends.

   Visitation for Mr. Griffin will be held on Friday, January 3, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Polly & Craft Funeral Home Chapel of Jenkins.

    Funeral services for Mr. Griffin will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, January 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Jeff Slone officiating.

    Interment will follow in the Ison Cemetery of Slemp, Kentucky.

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