Robert E. Davis, 89, of Huntington, N.Y., departed this life on Thursday, February 16, 2012, at the VA Hospital in Northport, N.Y.
Robert was born to the late Mr. Rufus Davis Sr. and Mrs. Dennie Parker Davis in Earling, on January 23, 1923.
He received his education at Liberty High School in Williamson. He joined the United States Army during World War II as a young man and proudly served several tours. He received an Honorable Discharge as a disabled veteran.
Robert lived in Baltimore and Delaware for many years where he met and married his late wife Mable Davis. They relocated to Huntington, in 1963. His wife preceded him in death in 1997. To this union no children were born, but he was a very loving and giving son, brother, and uncle to all of his family, friends and strangers throughout his lifetime.
He is also preceded in death by his brothers, Rufus, Raymond, Richard, and Roger Sr.; sisters, Leola D. Gregory, Martha D. Moore and Juanita D. Sloan.
He leaves to cherish his memories two loving sisters, Mrs. Nellye D. Booker of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mrs. Maribelle D. McDougle of Reform Ala. He is also survived by a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 25, at Chambers Funeral Services Chapel at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Frank Jones officiating. Burial will follow at the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Maher. The family will begin receiving friends at 10 a.m. at the funeral home chapel.
Arrangements are under the direction of Chambers Funeral Services of Matewan.
Kenneth Edward Hall, 80, moved from his earthly home on Trace Creek to his Heavenly mansion on February 22, 2012.
He was born on February 19, 1932, at Myrtle. He was the son of the late William and Leotia (Runyon) Hall.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by brothers, Ance Hall and William Hall Jr.; sisters, Juanita Hall, Lovie Hall, and Eleanor Gillman; and grandchildren, Nakoma Hall and Mason Allen Hall.
Kenneth gave his life to the Lord over 42 years ago. He was baptized at Little Rebecca Regular Baptist Church on Trace Creek where he served as a Deacon in the church. He was currently a member of Enon United Baptist Church at Blackberry, Ky.
Kenneth married Betty Louise Sheppard on October 11, 1950. They resided at Lower Sheppard Town Road on Trace Creek for the duration of their marriage. They celebrated 61 wonderful anniversaries.
He worked for Island Creek Coal Company for 39 years. During those years he worked at various Island Creek mines sites in West Virginia and Kentucky.
Survivors include Betty Hall, his wife of 61 years; children, Eva (Todd) Napier, Larry (Nancy) Hall, Pamela (Denny) Dempsey, Rhonda (Leonard) Haney, Rocky (Christa) Hall, and Chad Hall; brothers, Isom (Betty) Hall, Teddy (Kathy) Hall, and Don Hall; sisters, Christine (Elmer) Copley, Letty (Asa) Dempsey, Polly (Darrell) Mahon, Geneva Strunk, and Betty Robinette; grandchildren, Michael Hall, Travis Hall, Sarah Zamarripa, Dennis Dempsey II, Cheyenne Hall, Autumn Hall, Bailee Hall, Kelli Napier, Kayla Haney, Jobe Haney, Hannah Hall, Bethany Hall, Madelyn Hall; and 9 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Freedom United Baptist Church at Lenore, on Laurel Creek. The funeral services will begin at noon, Friday, February 25. Pastors Jerry McCoy and Eddie Hatfield will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Sheppard Family Cemetery on Lower Sheppard Town Road. Pallbearers will be Larry Hall, Rocky Hall, Chad Hall, Michael Hall, Travis Hall, and Dennis Ray Dempsey II. The family will receive friends at the wake on February 24, at 6 p.m. at the Freedom Baptist Church with services to follow at 7 p.m.
Arrangements are under the direction of Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.
Elizabeth “Guff” McCoy, 84, of Turkey Creek, Ky., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, from the Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson, Ky.
Born June 10, 1927, in Pike County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Clinton and Jettie Sesco Taylor.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by husband of 62 years Tolbert McCoy II; two sons, Jimmy Neal McCoy and James T. McCoy; two infant sons; one grandchild; three brothers; and two sisters.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Turkey Creek Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include five sons, Harold C. Mccoy, Tolbert (Sandra) McCoy Jr. III, William E. (Sylvia) McCoy, and Wallace McCoy all of Turkey Creek, and Michael McCoy of Shelby, N.C.; five daughters, Melba J. (Donald) Johnson of Turkey Creek, Linda McCoy of Sidney, Ky., Anita (Greg) Clevenger of Sidney, Elizabeth Carlene McCoy of Forest Hills, Ky., and Rosemary (Mark) Jarrell of Sidney; one sister, Angeline Taylor Lowe of Brushy, Ky.; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 25, at noon from the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, Ky., with Bro. Jimmy Stanley officiating. Burial will follow in the McCoy Family Cemetery at Brushy, with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made by going to www.hatfieldfc.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler.