We accept obituaries only from the funeral home in charge. For information on submitting an obituary, please contact HD Media by phone at 304-526-2793 or email at southernwvobits@HDMediaLLC.com. Obituaries for the Williamson Daily News, which publishes on Wednesdays, must be submitted by noon Monday, two days before publication.

BUD WILLIAMS, 89, of Stone, Ky., widower of Betty Cyrus Williams, died May 27. He was a retired miner from Island Creek Coal Company. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. May 30 at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky.; burial following in the barnyard of his home place in Stone. Visitation will b…

CAROL SUE EVANS, 72, of Phelps, Ky., died May 26 in Pikeville Medical Center. She worked as a secretary, CNA and at Walmart. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. May 29 at Chafin Funeral Home, Delbarton, W.Va.; burial in Evans Cemetery, Newsome Ridge, Naugatuck, W.Va. Visitation will be after 11 a…

BILLY G. BUCHANAN, 75, of Ransom, Ky., husband of Brenda Smith Buchanan, died May 27 at home. He retired from Eastern Coal Company doing electrical work. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. May 29 at Hatfield Funeral Chapel, Toler, Ky.; burial in Bluesprings Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, R…

RUTH ANN GOLLIHUE, 71, of Williamson, W.Va., mother of Christopher Glen Gollihue of Williamson, died May 18 in South Williamson, Ky. She had worked at One-Hour Dry Cleaners, Williamson. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. May 22 at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky.; burial follows in …

FRANCES OOTEN, 85, of Delbarton, W.Va., widow of Rhodes Ooten Jr., died May 16 in Tug Valley Appalachian Regional Hospital, South Williamson, Ky. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. May 20 at Chafin Funeral Home, Delbarton; burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, W.Va. Visitation will be t…

PAULINE EVANS, 89, of Man, W.Va., formerly of Lenore, W.Va., died May 14 at her daughter’s home. Funeral service took place at 1 p.m. May 19, Chafin Funeral Home, Delbarton, W.Va.; burial in Lenore Memory Gardens. Visitation was two hours before service at the funeral home.

TIMOTHY WHITE, 60, of Elk Creek, W.Va., father of Kristy Adkins of Elk Creek, died May 17 at home. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. May 21, Chafin Funeral Home, Delbarton, W.Va.; burial in White Cemetery, Elk Creek. Visitation will be two hours before service at the funeral home.

BILLY HATFIELD, 61, of Ben Creek, W.Va., husband of Teresa Baisden Hatfield, died May 14 in Appalachian Regional Hospital, South Williamson, Ky. He was a coal miner and heavy equipment operator, retired from M&H Trucking. At his request, cremation will take place and no service will be c…

LOIS MATHEWSON BRONSON WALDEN, 92, of Maysville, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2021, in the Hospice Care Center. Lois was widowed by her first husband, Wade H. Bronson Jr., and later by her second husband, James Kelly Walden. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church …

ELIZABETH ANN MAYNARD LUCAS, 73, of Belo, W.Va., wife of William Lucas, died May 11 in Appalachian Regional Hospital, South Williamson, Ky. She was a coal miner, having worked on the surface and underground at Marrowbone Development Company, Naugatuck, W.Va. Funeral services took place at no…

JAMES B. SIMPKINS, age 72, of Delbarton, was called to his heavenly home on April 28, 2021. His untimely passing was the result of a work-related accident near Danville, West Virginia. Born in Matewan, West Virginia, on February 21, 1949, James was the son of the late Benny “Benton” and Bell…

LORRAINE STARR, 87, of Sebastian, Fla., passed away May 16, 2020, at the Indian River Memorial Hospital in Vero Beach, Fla. She was born in Ransom, Ky., April 8, 1933, to the late Thompse and Anne Hatfield of BlackBerry Creek, Ky. She was a loving mother, wife and grandmother. She was marrie…

GIESELE KAREN LEONARD, 65, of Hatfield, Ky., loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, went home to be with the Lord and to be reunited with her many loved ones that had gone on before her on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from the Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center in South Williamson, Ky. 

LONA “ELAINE” BALDWIN age 73, passed away on April 20, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. She was born on March 6, 1948, in Meador, W.Va. She is preceded in death by her parents Everette and Margaret Simpkins; brothers James Everette, L.E. (Judy) and Eddie Lee Simpkins. Elaine is survived by her lovi…