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Richard Barry Hale, 59, of Marion, Illinois (formerly of Ransom, KY and Charleston, WV) passed away at 3:15 AM
on Tuesday November 18, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
He was born on September 8, 1955, in Williamson, WV the son of Fred and Margaret “Nell” (Kirk) Hale. He married
Paula Farley on August 13, 1977, in Matewan, WV.
After graduating from WV Tech he began his career as a mining engineer in 1978. He worked for Massey Energy for
29 years, mining coal in Eastern Kentucky, Southern West Virginia, and Virginia. During his time at Massey, he received
his MBA from Marshall University. In 2007, he was called on by Foresight Energy and asked to relocate to Southern
Illinois where he took a corn field and drove a 7,000 foot slope. The product of his work is now one of the most
productive long wall mines in the country.
Barry is survived by his mother, Nell, of Parkway Manor in Marion IL; his wife Paula of Marion; a daughter, Morgan
Gant and husband Joshua of Marion; twin granddaughters, Haley Kathryn and Harper Kinsley of Marion; one sister,
Betty Hale of Marion; and one brother, Robert Hale of Toler, KY.
He is preceded in death by his father.
Barry was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marion.
A visitation will be held Thursday, November 20, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Murman and Wilson Funeral Home in
Johnston City, IL. Visitation will also be held on Sunday, November 23, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at R. E.
Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, KY.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 24, 2014, at 11:00 AM at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home chapel with
Randy Williams officiating. Burial will take place at Alley Cemetery in Ransom, KY.
Memorials can be made to American Cancer Society or a local charity to help bring Christmas to children in need.
Michael R. Fields, 50, of Grayson, KY, passed away on November 20, 2014, at the King's Daughters Medical
Center in Ashland, KY.
He was born February 6, 1964. in Williamson, WV to Arnold "Jim" Fields and Grace McCoy Fields currently of
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Henry and Phronsie Runyon McCoy and his paternal
grandparents Raymond and Opal Hunt Fields.
Other than his parents, he is survived by three daughters, Micah Fields, Autumn Fields and Lakole Fields and one son,
Levi Fields. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Jaylan Grace, Amiyah Serenity, Jacob and Zachary as well as a
host of loving family members and dear friends.
Graveside service will be held at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, KY, at 1PM, Tuesday, November
25, 2014, with Rev. Eric Hubbard officiating.
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