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.

DANNY RAY ABBOTT, 71, of Gilbert, W.Va., died May 19 in Pikeville (Ky.) Medical Center. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. May 23, Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert, W.Va.; burial in Mounts Family Cemetery, Gilbert. Visitation will be one hour before service at the funeral home. 

ARCHIE PRINCE, 73, of Prichard, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 11, 2020. He was born December 4, 1946, at Dingess, W.Va., a son of the late Ersel and Martha Jane May Prince. His sister, Mary Marcum, also preceded him in death. He retired from CSX with over 40 years of se…

BARRY LESTER COOK, Director, State Forester, has passed on May 9, 2020. Preceded in death by parents, Lester H. and Vicie C. Cook, and brothers, Rolfe A. and Peter C. Cook. He is survived by his wife, Donna S. Cook; sons, Adam B., Tyhler J. and Logan B. Cook; daughters, Tiffany C. Ntanos and…

FRED GOBLE, 90, of Prestonsburg, Ky., widower of Anna Mae Goble, died May 6 at home. He was owner of Valley Pipeline. There will be private services. Donations are suggested in lieu of flowers to the Floyd County Rescue Squad. Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, Ky., is in charge of arrangements. 

LINDA “COOKIE” AKERS FARLEY, of McCarr, KY, born on May 28, 1946, in Sarosa, WV, a daughter of the late Bud and Stella Hooker Akers, transitioned from her earthly home to one of heavenly peace on Wednesday morning, May 6, 2020, while an inpatient in the Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center…

BETTY ANN BIAS, age 63, of Bessemer, Ala., formerly of Ragland, W.Va., passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Betty was born to Shelba Bias of West Hamlin, W.Va., and the late James Bias on April 20, 1957, in Hamlin, W.Va. She was a Class of 1975 graduate of Burch High School in Delb…

CHARLES HALL, 55, of Lackey, Ky., son of Molly Magee Hurt, died April 27 in Golden Years Rest Home, Lackey. Services will be private for his family; burial in Fields Family Cemetery, Lotts Creek, Ky. Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Hindman, Ky., is in charge of arrangements. www.nelsonfrazierfu…