2011 Obituaries
January 2011

Esculene Hall Smith, 94, of Ormond Beach, FL formerly of Williamson, WV passed away January 3, 2011 at Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, FL. She was born March 21, 1916 in Williamson,
WV to the late John Smith Hall and Vinia Preece Hall. She is also preceded in death by her husband; Johnny Smith, sister; Ernestine Gedel, brothers; Carl B. Hall M.D. and Cullen G. Hall, ESQ. She was a member
of the First Presbyterian Church and a retires insurance underwriter for Mingo-Tug River Insurance Agency.
Esculene resided all of her life in Williamson and loved the area and its people. The last years of her life was spent in Florida with her son and his family. When asked how she liked living in Florida, she would
always reply, "West Virginia\Kentucky is my home. I am just on vacation."
Esculene is survived by her son; John Raymond Smith and his wife; Julie Smith, granddaughter; Lindsay Frey and grandson; Brandon Smith all of Ormond Beach, FL and she also leaves behind many life-long dear
friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM Saturday January 8, 2011 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with Reverend Nick England officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Williamson, WV with Ivan
Albert, Larry Blackburn, Ronnie Ferrell, Bill Linkenhoker, Gary Meade, Denny Moore, Larry Moses and James David Slater serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Blackburn, Greg Hurley, Jimm
Kirk and Rodney McCoy. Visitation will be from 11:30 AM till 2 PM Saturday at R. R. Rogers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital in memory of Esculene Smith.

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Hattie Bevins, 94, of Hatfield, Ky. passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.
Born June 30, 1916 in Pike County, Kentucky, Hattie was the daughter of the late Joe Bud and Vada (Young) Burris.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Bevins (died Nov. 22,
1987); sisters, Maxine Young, Lakie Robinette and Luna Bevins and half brother, Virgil Burris.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Pilgrim Home Old Regular Baptist Church.  Hattie was happiest when she was raising vegetables in her garden and flowers in her yard.
She is survived by one son, James H. "Jimmy" (Connie) Caines  of Belfry, Kentucky; two granddaughters, April (Russ) Thompson of Lexington, Kentucky and Jamie (Ryan) Smith of Lexington, Kentucky; five
great grandchildren, Evan Thompson, Steven Smith, Alyssa Smith, Abigail Smith and Addison Smith all of Lexington, Kentucky; Special Nieces, Sandy (Cal) Runyon of Pikeville, Kentucky, Linda (John) Ball of
Belfry, Kentucky, Debbie (Tommy) Robinette, of Hatfield, Kentucky; Special Nephew, Burton (Hazel) Bevins of Hatfield, Kentucky; special great nieces and nephews, Eddie (Yvette) Runyon, Lonetta (Jeremy)
Moses, Justan (Nicholas) Holder, Nicholas and Heather Bevins; great great neices and nephews, Triniti Shae, Brock, Jayla, Jordan and Zoey and her loving caretakers, Kathy Rose, Anita Smith and JoAnn Bevins a
host of loving friends, who will sadly miss her passing.
Funeral Services will be held 11 A.M. Saturday, January 8, 2011 at the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home with Old Regular Baptist Ministers Officiating.  Burial will follow in the Smith Cemetery at Rockhouse Fork,
Hatfield, Kentucky with Russ Thompson, Ryan Smith, Eddie Runyon, Nicholas Bevins, Jeremy Moses and Don Paul Bevins serving as pallbearers.  Visitation will be held after 6 P.M. Friday, January 7, 2011 at R.
E. Rogers Funeral Home with a special singing service at 7 PM.

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Lillian May 79, of Pinsonfork, KY passed away Thursday January 6, 2011 at Pikeville Medical Center. She was born February 9, 1931 at South Williamson, KY to the late Walsh and Tisha Wells May. She is
also preceded in death by her husband; Dover May, four sons; Pete Hatfield, Dover May Jr., Dennis Ratliff and Tracy May and one brother; Marvin May. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bluesprings
Freewill Baptist Church.
She is survived by three daughters; Brenda (Bill) Mayhorn of Matewan, WV Linda (Glen) Mayhorn of Ballfork, KY and Karen (Randy) Thompson of Pikeville, KY two sons; Rod (Caroline) May of Pinsonfork, KY
and Tony (Tammy) May of Pinsonfork, KY two brothers; Robert (Charlotte) May of Jacksonville, Fl and Ersel (Margaret) May of Stone, KY eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and a host of family
and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 PM Sunday January 9, 2011 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with Emery Varney and Larry Hubbard officiating. Burial will follow at May Family Cemetery, Octavia, Ky with
grandsons serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be after 6 PM Saturday January 8, 2011 at the funeral home with special services at 7 PM.

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Carl Bowman, 49, of Williamson, WV, died Friday January 7, 2011 in Alachua, Florida.  He was born August 21, 1961 at South Williamson, KY. He was the son of the late Jesse James and Elizabeth Dillon
Bowman. He is also preceded in death by one brother; Billy Dillon and his grandparents; Sam and Susie Dillon and Henry and Mary Ferrell. He was a retired coal miner and of the Church of God faith.
He is survived by his wife; Linda Bowman, three daughters; Jessica (Jason) Blankenship of Lenore, W.V. Angela (Roger) Workman of Hardy, Ky. and Carla Jo Bowman of the home, one son; Cody Dakota
Blankenship Bowman of the home, three brothers; Warren (Pearl) Bowman of Stanton, Ky. Tommy  (Louise) Bowman of Burlington, Ky. and Danny (Sheila) Bowman of McAndrews, Ky. three sisters; Judy
(John) Catron of Ft. Wayne, In. Henrietta (Larry) Stiltner of Troy, Oh. and Mary Meadows of Rawl, W.V. three grandchildren; Jason Thomas Blankenship II, Tristen James Blankenship and Abigail Marie
Workman and many nieces, nephews and cousins who loved him very much.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 P.M. Saturday January 15, 2011 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with Mike Bostic officiating. Burial will follow at Rawl Community Cemetery, Rawl, W.V. with Steven
Meadows, Dewayne Meadows, Mark Meadows, Matt Barker, Johnny Catron, Roger Workman, Earl Blankenship and Jason Blankenship serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be after 6 P.M. Friday night at the
funeral home.

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Homer Lee Slone, 79 of Black Gem, Ky. passed away Monday, January 17, 2011 at the Pikeville Medical Center.
He was born August 11, 1931 in Pike County, Ky. the son of the late Willard and Sadie Hunt Slone.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Slone, one daughter, Cheryl Slone Fields and one sister,
Owedia McCoy.
Homer was a truck driver for Hogans Transfer and a veteran of the United State Air Force.
Survivors include two grandchildren, Jason (Tonya) Fields of Hardy, Ky. and Jessica Steele of Louisville, Ky.; great grandson, Brian Fields of Hardy, Ky.; one brother, Hearl Gene (JoAnn) Slone of Williamson,
WV; nephew, Gregory Slone and niece, Lisa Slone Fields and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Bostic officiating.  Burial will follow in the Scott Cemetery, Black Gem, Ky. with family
and friends serving as pallbearers.   Visitation will be held after 6 PM Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at the  R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel.

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Carrie M. (Stanley) Peake, 90, of Huddy, Ky passed away Monday January 17, 2011 at her residence. She was born March 6, 1920 in McDowell County, WV the daughter of late Monsie Stanley and Minnie
Susan Frith Stanley. She was also preceded in death by her husband; Ernest N. Peake and two brothers; Raymond Stanley and Monsie R. Stanley Jr. She was a homemaker, a member of Stone Chapter #533 Order
of Eastern Star and a member of the Stone United Methodist Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Susan (Peake) (Everette "Rusty") Thompson of Lexington, Ky. one son, David Brian (Debbie Woods) Peake of Hardy, Ky.; three grandchildren; Kelli (Thompson) (Dale) Krantz,
Russell (April) Thompson and Melissa (Jamie) Stacy, five great grandsons; Taylor Stacy, Dalton Stacy, Dakota Stacy, Pavel Krantz and Evan Russell Thompson; one brother, Joe Stanley of Princeton, WV; her
best friend for over 50 years, Juanita Waskey and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Thursday, January 20, 2011 in the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Brother J. D. Hall officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy,
Ky. with Dale Krantz, Terry Kinser, Ronnie Kinser,William Jones, Greg King, Randall West and Jeff Hatfield serving as pallbearers.  Visititation will be held after 6 PM Wednesday at the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home
Chapel.  R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry is in charge of arrangements.    In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Appalachian Hospice Care  PO Box 3457  Pikeville, Ky. 41502.

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Edna Irene (Reliford) Cassell, 90 of Huddy, Ky. went to be with the Lord on January 20, 2011 at the Pikeville Medical Center.
She was born August 10, 1920 in Charleston, WV the daughter of the late Henderson and Margie Bartley Reliford.  She was also preceded in death her husband of 47 years, Ervin Cassell; sisters, Geraldine Carroll,
Nada Ingels and Louise Smith and brother, Robert Reliford.
She is survived by her son, Danny (Theresa) Cassell of Toler, Ky; daughter, Dianna Cassell of Huddy, Ky.; Grandchildren, Brandi Williamson of Murfreesboro, Tn., Larry Bruce Williamson of Canada, Ky.,
Christian Cassell, Izaiah Cassell and Cehrigan Cassell all of Webster, Ky.; step grandchildren, Eric (Jamie) Whitt and Kylie Whitt, Jason (Jamie) Whitt and Sawyer; brother-in-law, Wilbur Ingels; special friends
Rosie Roberts, Logene Varney, Leona Baldwin and many other family and friends.
Irene was a member of the Belfry First Baptist Church.  She had served as Sunday School Teacher, Training Union Teacher, WMU, Vacation Bible School teacher and helper and on the hospitality committee.  She
graduated from Belfry High School in 1939.  She was a postal worker for 15 years, member of Belfry Homemakers, President of the Northeast area Homemakers and served on the state board. She was also a
member of the Belfry Woman’s Club, 4-H leader, Red Cross and ARH Volunteer worker.
Visitation will be held from 6 till 9 PM Saturday, January 22, 2011 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 12 Noon at the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home
Chapel with Brother Mark Helton and Brother Bob Norman officiating with special singers, David Vargo and Patti Phillips.  Burial will follow in the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky. with Larry Bruce
Williamson II, Izaiah Cassell, Jason Whitt, Eric Whitt, Mark Goff, Gary Goff II, James Earl Williams and Darrin Owens serving as pallbearers.

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Bertha Runyon Trout, 87, of Center, KY, formerly of Sidney, KY, passed away January 21, 2011 in Glasgow, Ky.
She was born October 12, 1923 in Martin County, Ky. the daughter of the late Taulby and Ellen Horn Runyon.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Tom Trout, sisters, Kate Workman, Oma Workman
and Patsy Burgett and brothers, Arrie Runyon and Jim Runyon.
Bertha was a homemaker and a member of the Big Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Sidney, Ky.
She is survived by her children, Phyllis (Lonnie) Rose of Center, Ky., Sarah (Edward) Thomas of Waynesboro, Ga., Thomas (Diana) Trout of Lancaster, SC and Michael (Linda) Trout of Johnson City, Tn.;
brother, Haskell (Josephine) Runyon of Borderland, WV; six grandchildren, Stephanie Rose of Center, Ky., Jason (Amy) Thomas of Waynesboro, Ga., Patrick (Paige) Thomas of Macon, Ga., Mike Trout and
Bobby (Stella) Trout of Johnson City, Tn., and Amanda (Ricky) Hicks of Rock Hill, SC and one step-grandchild, Dustin Dickerson of Lancaster, SC; three great grandchildren, Chloe Thomas, Preston Thomas,
Mason Trout and two step great grandchildren, Gabriel Veldboom and Hannah Cham and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Monday, January 24, 2011 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Gary Blackburn officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky. with
grandsons and nephews serving as pallbearers.  Visitation will be held after 6 PM Saturday and Sunday at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with special services Sunday night at 7 PM with Hacky Runyon and Freddie
Runyon.

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Richard Shane Carroll, 35, of Turkey Creek, KY passed away Saturday, January 22, 2011 at his residence.
He was born September 8, 1975 in Columbus, Ohio the son of Richard E. Carroll of Turkey Creek, Ky. and the late Alice Ford Carroll.
He was disabled, having been employed by Tramco and a member of the Church of God.
Besides his Father he is also survived by three children, Cody Carroll and Kayla Carroll both of Westerville, Ohio and Austin Carroll and his Mother, Melinda Jude of Canada, Ky.; on sister, Michelle (Rodney)
Williamson of Huddy, Ky. and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 11 AM at the Canada Freewill Baptist Church with Roger Williamson, Butch Williamson and Jack Maynard officiating.  Burial will follow in the Glen Rest
Memorial Gardens, Reynoldsburg, Ohio on Wednesday, January 26, 2011.  Visitation will be held after 6 PM on Monday, January 24, 2011 at the Canada Freewill Baptist Church with special services at 7 PM.

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Judy Faye Little, 68 of McCarr, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2011 at her residence.
She was born May 8, 1942 at McCarr, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Fred and Pearl (May) Rife.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving companion, Darrell Lockhart; one daughter,
Wilma Jean Hyden; two brothers, Raven and Avery Rife; and three sisters, Mary Rife, Ethel Bailey and twin sister, Eula Faye Rife.
Judy was a retired cook at Food City and of the Church of Christ Faith.  She is survived by three sons, William Avery Hyden of McCarr, Kentucky, Samuel Jonathan Hyden of Cincinnati, Ohio and Joshua Pauley
of McCarr, Kentucky; two daughters, Rhonda Lynn Trent of Delbarton, West Virginia and Coetta Ford of Delbarton, West Virginia; two sisters, Sylvia Skeens of Charleston, West Virginia and Greta Mayhorn of
Freeburn, Kentucky; Grandchildren, Walter Ford Jr., Anthony Ford, William Hyden, Katie Trent, Dustin Trent, Brandon Hyden  and Ashley Hyden; great grandchildren, Hannah Hyden and Hailey Hyden; one great
grandson on the way and a host of loving friends.
Funeral Services will be held 11 A.M. Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Kentucky with Bob Werntz officiating.  Burial will follow in the Anderson-Hatfield Cemetery, McCarr,
Kentucky with family and friends serving as pallbearers.  Visitation will be held after 4 P.M. Monday, at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home and anytime Tuesday.

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Linda Darlene Johnson-Rolle (Rosebud), 47 of Miami, Fl. passed away Friday, January 21, 2011 at Henry Medical Center in Atlanta, Ga. due to a brief illness.
She was born June 16, 1963 in South Williamson, Ky. the daughter of the late Rev. Carl Eugene Johnson Sr. and Evelyn Carter Johnson.  She was a member of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church of Huddy, Ky.  
Linda graduated from Belfry High School, continuing her education at Eastern Kentucky University.  Later in life moving to Miami, Fl. where she became the wife to Kevin Rolle and devoted mother to Brandon
Johnson, Tiffany Rolle, Ashley Rolle and Kevin Rolle Jr.
Surviving are her two sons, Brandon Johnson and Kevin Rolle Jr. of Miami, Fl; two daughters, Tiffany Rolle and Ashley Rolle of Miami, Fl.; beloved daughter-in-law, Sheri Johnson and granddaughter, Saryah Jaida
Johnson of Miami, Fl.; five brothers, Carl and Lisa Johnson of Harold, Ky., Clifford and Debra Johnson of Belfry, Ky., Joseph and Maria Johnson of San Marcus, Ca., Johnny and Geri Johnson of Kileen, TX, and
Paul Johnson of Philadelphia, PA  three sisters, Barbara Johnson of Atlanta, GA, Debra Johnson of Philadelphia, PA and Brenda Johnson of Philadelphia, PA; numerous nieces and nephews that she loved so very
much.
If there is one thing that everyone could agree on, Linda was a God fearing woman after Gods on heart.  She always said that nothing ever matters when you know God is in control and nothing ever did.  Being the
light that lead her husband, four children and many others to know Jesus Christ.  Romans 14:8  For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord.  Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the
Lord's.
Funeral services will be held 12 Noon Saturday January 29, 2011 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with Rev. G. C. Childress officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with
family serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be after 6 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.

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George Robert Rose, 60 of Hephzibah, Ga. formerly of Canada, KY passed away Sunday night, January 30, 2011 in Georgia. He was born February 8, 1950 in Pike County, Ky to the late Heston and Susie Juanita
Farley Rose. He was retired from the U. S. Army.
He is survived by his wife; Chong S. Rose, one daughter; Hanna Lee Rose of Charlotte, N.C., one son; Robert Eugene Rose of Spartanburg, S.C., four brothers; Elbert H. Rose of Canada, Ky. Herman Rose of
Albany, Ky. Wayne Alfred Meade of Akron, Ohio and Joseph Wayne Meade of Columbia, S.C. two sisters; Vivian Sue Rose of Canada, Ky. and Nyoka Rose Stanley of Canada, Ky. One grandchild; Kamden
Michael Rose of Spantanburg, S.C. and a host of loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 P.M. Saturday February 5, 2011 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with Gary Blackburn officiating. Burial will follow at the Rose Cemetery at Canada, Ky. with family and
friends serving as pallbearers. D.A.V. graveside services will be conducted by Belfry Chapter #141. Visitation will be after 6 P.M. Thursday night and Friday night at the funeral home with special services both
nights at 7 P.M.

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