THOMAS LEE VARNEY, 86, of McCarr, Ky., died Oct. 20 in the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was an educator. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 24 at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky.; burial in Julius Scott Cemetery, Hardy, Ky. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 23 a…

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MARTHA VIRGINIA HAWKINS, 96, went to be with the Lord October 6, 2021, at Trinity Healthcare in Williamson, West Virginia, with her daughter by her side. She was born in Magnet, Indiana, on July 31, 1925, daughter of William “Bill” and Anna Lee (Wittmer) James. Martha was a 1943 graduate of …

HIRAM JUSTICE, 88, of Delbarton, W.Va., husband of Rennie Justice, died Oct. 14 at Appalachian Regional Hospital. Hiram was a retired school bus operator. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at Chafin Funeral Home Chapel; burial at Justice Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to the service.

BUNIA GAYE SHORT, 78, widow of Robert Short, died Sept. 29 at Oaks of Loris. Memorial service took place at 2 p.m. Oct. 16 at Victory in Jesus Church; graveside service at Alley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Lustgarten Foundation. w…

ERIC SAMMONS, 51, of Williamson, W.Va., husband of Kim Sammons, died Oct. 7. Per his request, cremation will take place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Chafin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

BENNY MURPHY, 77, of Beech Creek, W.Va., husband of Pamela Murphy, died Oct. 11 at Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center. He was a retired coal miner. Per his request, cremation will take place. Memorial and burial were at 1 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Simpkins Cemetery. www.hatfieldsfc.com.

BRENDA LEA NOE NELSON, 38, of Chapmanville, W.Va., wife of Johnny Nelson, died Oct. 14 at Logan Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Funeral service took place at 1 p.m. Oct. 16 at Chafin Funeral Home; burial at Fields Family Cemetery. Visitation was two hours prior to the service.

MONROE DAVIS, 74, of Bean Station, Tenn., husband of Drema Davis, died Oct. 13. Funeral service will be at noon Oct. 17, Chafin Funeral Home; burial at Lenore Memorial Gardens. Visitation for family is at 6 p.m. Oct. 16, with services for all at 7 p.m., at the funeral home.

OLGA MAYNARD, 75, of Delbarton, W.Va., widow of Melvin Maynard, died Oct. 12 at Genesis Putnam Center. Service will be 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at Christian Fellowship Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the church. www.chafinfuneralhome.com.

NANCY JO WORLEY, 89, of Pinsonfork, Ky., widow of James Worley, died Oct. 11 at her daughter’s residence. She was a homemaker. Funeral service took place 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home; burial at Keesee Family Cemetery. Visitation was 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13 at the funeral home. www.…

ANNA DELORAS MESSER, 67, of Williamson, W.Va., widow of Clifford Messer, died Oct. 9 at the Pikeville Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Per her request, cremation will take place and no services will be held at this time. Chafin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HAILEY WILLIS, 9 months old, infant daughter of Sierra Branham and Michael Willis, died Oct. 7 at her mother's residence. Funeral service 2 p.m., Oct. 12, at the Victory Christian Center; burial at Jude Cemetery. Visitation 6-9 p.m., Oct. 11, at the church. Chafin Funeral Home is in charge o…

ELLEN BLANKENSHIP, 71, of Delbarton, W.Va., widow of Troy Blankenship, died Sept. 25 in Tug Valley Regional Medical Center. Funeral service at noon Sept. 30 at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel, Belfry, Ky.; burial in the family cemetery, Delbarton. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 29 at the …

RODNEY JUSTICE, 56, of Hardy, Ky., father of Stephen Justice of Hardy and Paula Chapman of Canada, Ky., died Sept. 25 in the UK Good Samaritan Hospital. He was a former coal miner. Funeral service at 1 p.m. Sept. 30 at Hatfield Funeral Chapel, Toler, Ky.; burial in Justice Family Cemetery, H…

PEGGY ANN BRANHAM, 84, of Ragland, W.Va., died Sept. 14 in Appalachian Regional Hospital, South Williamson, Ky. She was a school secretary, Ragland postmaster, office manager for Dr. Maryona and owned Peggy’s Bizarre. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at Connolly Memorial Baptist Ch…

RAYMOND LACKEY, 88, of Laurel Creek, W.Va., widower of Norma White Lackey, died Sept. 12 in Logan Regional Medical Center. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 16 at Lackey Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 15 at Freedom United Baptist Church. Chafin Funeral Home, Delb…