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Pike County Deaths
As reported in the Floyd County Times Dates

June 16, 2003

Timothy Justice, 38, a native of Pike County, died Tuesday, June 3. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 6, under the direction of Phelps and Sons Funeral Home.

June 9, 2003

Elzie Adkins Jr., 80, of Fife Fork, Pikeville, died Thursday, May 29, at his home. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Timothy Adkins, 45, of Virgie, died Wednesday, June 4, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 7, under the direction of Hall and Jones Funeral Home.

Brownlo Bartley, 80, of Allen Park, Michigan, formerly of Pike County, died Wednesday, May 28, in Allen Park. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Nell Belcher, 79, of Belcher, died Tuesday, June 3, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Quenton Roosevelt Belcher. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 6, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Robert V. Courtney, 60, of Pikeville, died Wednesday, May 28, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He is survived by his wife, Alice Faye Gibson Courtney. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 31, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Darlene Greer, 77, of Pikeville Health Care Center, formerly of Colley Hills, died Tuesday, June 3, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 6, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Fannie Jenkins, 74, of Phelps, died Monday, May 26, at Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center, Phelps. Graveside services were conducted Thursday, May 29, in the Jenkins Family Cemetery, Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee. Arrangements were under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Willie Justice, 83, of Rocky Road, Pikeville, died Tuesday, June 3. He is survived by his wife, Della Goff Justice. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 6, under the direction of J.W. Call Funeral Home.

Alfred Kibiger, 93, of Virgie, died Tuesday, May 27, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Violet J. Kibiger. A memorial service was held Saturday, June 7, at 11 a.m., in the Dorton Methodist Church. Arrangements are under direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Rickie McCoy Jr., 19, of Regina, died Tuesday, June 3, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 7, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Bill Ray, 77, of Stopover, died Monday, May 26, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Verline Blankenship Ray. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 30, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

John Thornbury Jr., 49, of Canada, died Monday, June 2, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 5, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

March 17, 2003

Rudy Adkins, 47, of Fort Gay, West Virginia, native of Pike County, died Sunday, March 9, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. He is survived by his wife, Dianna Deskins Adkins. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 12, under the direction of Young Funeral Home.

John Will “Dude” Coleman, 80, of Kimper, died Sunday, March 9, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Cora Lee May Coleman. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 12, under the direction of Justice Funeral Home.

Crawford Hardin, 94, of Big Rock Virginia, native of Pike County, died Saturday, March 8, at the Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, Tennessee. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 11, under the direction of Grundy Funeral Home.

Audrey Gene “Bean Pole” Looney, 68, of Elkhorn City, died Sunday, March 9, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 14, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Opal Lynch, 87, of Winchester, formerly of Pike County, died Saturday, March 8, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 11, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Kenneth E. Mullins, 56, of Island Creek, died Friday, March 7, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 10, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

Bertha Pinson, 88, of Brushy, died Saturday, March 8, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 11, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Noble Roberts, 79, of Jonancy, died Monday, March 10, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 14, under the direction of Hall and Jones Funeral Home.

Betty Jean Taylor, 64, of Feds Creeek, died Monday, March 10, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Billy Taylor. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 13, under the direction of Justice Funeral Home.

February 3, 2003

Mildred Adkins, 40, of Shelby, died Wednesday, January 29, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 31, at 11 a.m., in the Greasy Creek Freewill Baptist Church and burial followed in the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road.

Delores Blackburn, 65, of Princeton, native of Pike County, died Saturday, January 25, at the home of her son. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 28, under the direction of Morgan’s Funeral Home.

Jane Blankenship, 99, of Phelps, died Friday, January 24, at Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center, in Phelps. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 27, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Deloris Ann Sears Brooks, 51, of Canton Township, Michigan, native of Pikeville, died Monday, January 20, at her home. A memorial service was held Saturday, February 1, under the direction of Janowiak Funeral Home.

Tina Gearles Combs, 28, of Phelps, died Tuesday, January 27, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 30, under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services.

Adell Johnson Compton, 50, of Virgie, died Saturday, January 25, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Gregory Wayne Compton. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 29, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Martha Jane Damron, 83, of Ashcamp, native of Pike County, died Thursday, January 23, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 26, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Thomas William Goodman Sr., 83, of Pikeville, a Floyd County native, died Monday, January 27, at the Pikeville Health Care Center. He is survived by his wife, Helena Anderson Goodman. Private services were held Tuesday, January 28. Arrangements were under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Claudia Smith Kellione, 89, of Freeburn, died Wednesday, January 29, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 2, under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services.

Charlotte Jean Kinser, 63, of Pinsonfork, died Wednesday, January 29, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Asa J. Kinser. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 1, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Johnny Little, 47, of Lookout, died Saturday, January 25, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Georgia Ann Spradlin Little. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 28, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Ralph Robinson, 56, of Gillette, Wyoming, a native of Pikeville, died Monday, January 27, at Campbell County Memorial Hospital, in Gillette. He is survived by his wife, Linda Robinson. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 3, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Edwin S. Smith, 72, of Ransom, died Tuesday, January 21, at Heart of Florida Hospital, Davenport, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Christine Smith. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 26, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

Lucy Steele, 93, of Chattaroy, West Virginia, died Sunday, January 26, in the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 29, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

Terry Thacker, 42, of Kingsport, Tennessee, formerly of Pikeville, died in Kingsport. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Bridgeman Thacker. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 24, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Bobby Gene “B.G.” Varney, 71, of Turkey Creek, died Sunday, January 26, at Williamson Memorial Hospital, Williamson, West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Opal Kirk Varney. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 30, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

January 27, 2003

Richard Andrews, 76, of Brushy, died Thursday, January 16, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Annie Maynard Andrews. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 19, under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

Tice Cantrell, 69, of Pikeville, died Monday, January 20, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Betsy Jane O’Quinn Cantrell. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 22, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

John “Doak” Comer, 81, of Shelbiana, died Saturday, January 18, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He is survived by his wife, Marie Bevins Comer. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 20, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Mary Beth Gudykunst, 81, of Edwardsville, Illinois, a native of Wolfpit, died Friday, January 17, in Edwardsville. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 21, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Thomas Sherman Lowe, 70, of Hatfield, died Friday, January 17, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Dixie Mae Taylor Lowe. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 18, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

Dixie Mae Lowe, 86, of Hatfield, died Saturday, January 18, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital Emergency Room. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 21, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

Fannie Varney May, 84, of Hardy, died Thursday, January 16, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 19, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Harold Edward Maynard, 36, of New Hanover, North Carolina, died Wednesday, January 15. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Maynard. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 18, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Bessie Robinson, 94, of Tallmadge, Ohio, formerly of Greasy Creek, died Tuesday, January 14, at Akron General Medical Center, Akron, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 18, under the direction of Justice Funeral Home.

Eula Bowling Robinson, 74, of Pikeville, died Sunday, January 19, at Myers Towers. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 23, under the direction of Lucas and Hall Funeral Home.

Myrtle Coleman Smith, 88, of Phelps, died Friday, January 17, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 20, under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services.

Freeland Smith, 89, of Ransom, died Saturday, January 18, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Fannie P. Hackney Smith. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 21, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

Arnold Ford Sr., 79, of Winchester, formerly of Pikeville, died Friday, January 17, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 19, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Kenneth Thacker Sr., 66, of Ashland, formerly of Pikeville, died Saturday, January 18, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 21, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Josephine Ann “Sissie” Stanley, 89, of Stone, died Thursday, January 16, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 20, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Roland Stiltner, 86, of Belcher, died Sunday, January 19, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Farmer Stiltner. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 22, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Bobby Gareth Thompson, 67, of Phelps, died Thursday, January 16, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Agnes Gilbert Thompson. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 19, under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services.

Herman Workman, 81, of Freeburn, died Tuesday, January 21, at South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 24, under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services.

January 13, 2003

Luther Adkins, 84, of Hurricane Creek, died Wednesday, January 1, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Adkins. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 4, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

William D. “Bill” Brickey, 70, of Elkhorn City, died Saturday, January 4, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Emogene Draughn Brickey. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 6, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Amos Coleman, 89, of Paw Paw, died Saturday, January 4, at the Russell County Medical Center in Russell County, Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Lillian Coleman. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 7, under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services.

Ray Coleman, 88, of Pikevile, formerly of Belfry, died Thursday, January 2, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 5, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Josephine Hall, 81, of Powells Creek, died Sunday, December 29, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 2, under the direction of Justice Funeral Home.

Patsy Hall, 63, of Robinson Creek, died Friday, January 3, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Claude Hall. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 6, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

Kenneth King, 55, of Pikeville, died Saturday, January 4, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

James E. Stapleton, 84, of Federalsburg, Maryland, formerly of Elkhorn City, died Monday, December 30, at his home. Private services were conducted at the Frampton-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, Federalsburg.