​September 15, 2017​

Obituaries

​September 2, 2017​

Leonard Ray Maynard, age 76 of Inez, Ky., passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Martin County Health Care Facility.He was born May 2, 1941, to the late Nathan and Viola Sartin Maynard in Martin County. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by two brothers: Tennis and Nathan Jay Maynard and one sister: Betty Johnson.

Leonard is survived by two brothers: Elmer (Joann) Maynard and James Maynard, and three sisters: Christine Maynard, Merline (Glen) Maynard, and Irene Marcum.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the Inez Church of Christ for their love, prayers, and support.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at the Maynard Cemetery, Warfield, Ky. Friends may visit from 5-9 pm Monday at the Crum Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Crum Funeral Home, Inez. Ky.

Pauline Harless, age 46 of Tomahawk Ky., passed away Monday September, 25 2017 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born March 11, 1971 in Martin County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Elsie Marie Mollette Daniel. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by one brother Willie Daniel Jr.
She is survived by her husband, George Harless, two sons: Brian Keith and Shawn Joseph Harless of Tomahawk, Ky., three daughters: Victoria and Destiny Crum and Mia Harless all of Tomahawk, Ky., six brothers: Earl, Jimmy, John and Carl Daniel all of Tomahawk, Ky., Truman Daniel of Lomansville, Ky., and Tom Daniel of Lawrence County, Ky., three sisters: Virginia Carolyn May of Paintsville, Ky.,  Jean Pridemore and Tammy Cantrell both of Lawrence County, Ky., and two grandchildren Peyton and Shawn Michael Harless.
Funeral services will be held 2 pm Friday September 29, 2017 at the Zion United Baptist
 Church, with burial to follow in the Daniels Family Cemetery. Lonnie Ratliff will officiate. Friends may visit the church after 12 pm Wednesday and until time services on Friday. Arrangements by the Crum Funeral Home, Inez.
 


​September 23, 2017​

James Robert (Bobby) Collins, age 74 of Inez, went home to be with the Lord on September 23, 2017 at his home. Born June 4, 1943, to the late Richard and Veneda Faye Dennison Collins. In addition to his parents, there to meet him, at Heaven's gate, is his infant daughter, Cindy Renee Collins; three sisters: Joyce Hagerman, Willa Dean Spears, and Mary Magelene Wells.

He leaves behind his wife of 18 years, Bonnie, whom he loved for 22 years. They were joined together in Holy Matrimony on February 27, 1999, at Vineyard United Baptist Church. She was his caretaker, during his nearly 8-year journey. He also leaves behind three daughters’: Jamey Wiley of Paintsville, Amanda (Calvin) Cantrell of Daniels Creek and Ashley (Jonathan) Jackson of Inez; two step sons: Rondal (Kim) Endicott of Debord and Jonathan (Leann) Endicott of Inez. Nine Grandchildren: Austin, Blake, Tyler, Morgan, Brady, Colin, Anna, Brodie, and Silas. Three brothers: Richard Jr. (Lois) Collins of Hager Hill, Rex (Regina) Collins of Lomansville, and Ray Collins of Louisville, Ky.; several nieces, nephews, friends and his beloved dog, Ruby.

Bobby was a dedicated Christian, a proud Marine who served in the Vietnam War from 1968-1969, a retired coal miner, and a loving husband, daddy, papaw, brother and a wonderful friend to all. All though Alzheimer's disease took his memory away from him, the memory of him will live on forever in the minds and hearts of all who knew and loved him.
                                                     (At Ease, Corporal James R. Collins
                                                                                   we'll see you on the other side.)
Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at the Vineyard United Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Riverview Memorial Gardens. Richard (Doc) Maynard and Dave Bowen will officiate. Friends may visit the church after 6 pm Sunday and until time of services on Tuesday at the church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Crum Funeral Home, Inez.

Helen Irene Scalf, age 87 of Deltona, Fla., formerly of Tomahawk, Ky., passed away September 30, 2017 at Halifax Hospice, Edgewater, Fla. Born February 1, 1930 at Tomahawk, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Margie Sammons Scalf. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by husbands Richard D. Ruggles and Eugene T. Pendleton, three brothers: Oliver, James and William Scalf and two sisters: Tinnie and Elwanda Scalf.
She is survived by one son: Mike A. Miller Sr., two daughters: Roberta A. Egbert and Paula J. Miller, three brothers: David A. Scalf Sr., Donald Scalf and Charles Scalf, three sisters: Rose, Ruby and Al Scalf, and one grandson: Richard F. Ruggles.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Saturday, October 7, 2017 in the chapel of the Crum Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Mills Point Cemetery, Tomahawk, Ky. Friends can visit from 5-9 pm Friday, October 6, 2017 at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Crum Funeral Home, Inez, Ky.


 

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​September 25, 2017​

Robert Maynard, 85, returned to his heavenly home on September 2, 2017 after a valiant battle of illness. His devotion to family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and gave him peace in this transition.
Robert was born to the late Benjamin and Vicie Maynard, a coal miner and home maker respectively, in Pigeon Roost, KY on February 24th, 1932. He was raised to have an exceedingly high work ethic and would spend the next several decades working vario...us jobs, including laying tracks for the railroad.
Robert was blessed with a large and loving family. He married his best friend, Leona Bowen on February 9th, 1952, in Inez, KY. Leona helped raise his three children with patience and a reverence for our Lord. Despite the hardships of his day, he would work tirelessly to provide for his family, spending long nights keeping the coal fire burning in the winter, tending to his garden or working to improve his home. Through his efforts, he changed the course of his family's namesake forever. His children would go serve in county government, start a church, and actively evangelize in the community. His grandchildren would go on to raise their own God-fearing families and include the first to graduate from university. The depth of pride and love he has for his children and grandchildren can only be surpassed by our gracious Lord.
We celebrate the life of Robert Maynard for all that he is and was, for the life that he lived and for the lives that continue to flourish because of him.
Robert survived by his wife, Leona; his brother Richard; his sisters Becky, Mary, Mavis and Vina; his sons Glen Ray and Bobby Gene; his daughter Louvern Horn; his grandchild Shane Robert; his great grandchildren Breanna Nichole, Justin Allen and Noelle Grace. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Violet and Oma; brothers Chester, Ellic and James; Stillborn sibling; and his granddaughter Susie Ann.
Funeral Services will be held 2pm Wednesday, September 6, 2017, in the chapel of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez. Reverend T.C. Cantrell will officiate the service, with burial to follow in the Peter Cave Memorial Gardens, Inez, Ky. Friends may visit the Funeral Home from 5-9 pm Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Arrangements are under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez.

​September 4, 2017​

​September 7, 2017​

Bamia Kay Alley, age 58, of Beauty Kentucky passed away peacefully at home.  She is survived by her husband, Earl M. Alley.  Bamia is preceded in death by her father, Robert R. Damron, her mother, Arizona Copley Damron,  her stepmother, Elizabeth Osborn Damron, sister, Teri Lynn Damron, brother, George Damron, and a son, Joshua Earl Alley. She is survived by her sisters and brothers, Linda Spitler of Ohio, Dwana (Everett) Turner of Beauty, Ky, Sylvia (Mickey) Mollette of Beauty Ky, Harold (Karen) Damron of Ohio and Robert W. Damron of Indiana.  She is also survived by five nephews, Robert Spitler, Matthew Spitler, Ryan Mollette, John Tyler Damron and Jacob Mollette: two nieces, Michelle Mollette Meece and Tamera Damron.  She also is survived by six great nieces. Funeral Services will be held 11 am Monday, September 4, 2017, in the chapel of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez with burial to follow in the Perry Cemetery, Inez, Ky. Friends may visit the Funeral Home from 6-9 pm Sunday.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home , Inez.

​September 20, 2017​

Harold Doug Johnson, age 69 of Inez, Ky., passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at his residence. Born December 13, 1947 in Martin County, Ky., he was the son of the late Freddie and Ivel Bowen Johnson. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his step mother Mary Lou Johnson, three brothers: Wendell, Terry and Freddie Johnson, four sisters: Estelene Jude, Loretha Smith, Katherine Jackson and Josephine Boyd.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Norene Luster Johnson, two daughters: Eunice Johnson Morgan and Donna Sue (Terry) Cornette all of Inez, Ky., one brother: Ronnie (Audrey) Johnson, six sisters: Darlene Dials, Patricia “Cookie” Johnson, Charlene Marcum, Patricia Jude, Sandra Preece and Melinda Johnson, one granddaughter: Crystal Johnson (Kyle Safford), one grandson: Shawn Hopkins Johnson, three great- grandchildren: Ashleyanna, Kylie, and Kinsley Safford, many nieces and nephews and special friends: Doc and Net Maynard. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Vineyard United Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Bowen-Johnson Cemetery, Inez. Doc Maynard and Dave Bowens will officiate. Friends can visit the church after 2:00 pm Thursday and until time of services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Crum Funeral Home, Inez, Ky.


Ava Horn Weddington, age 59 of Inez, Ky., passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa, Ky., Born March 17, 1958 in Paintsville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Frank Horn and Ruth Horn Inez, Ky. In addition to her father she was also preceded in death by one son: Jonathan Ryan Weddington.
In addition to her mother she is survived by her husband, John Weddington of Tomahawk, Ky., two step-sons Todd and Dean Weddington, one step- daughter: Melissa Weddington, one brother: Barry Lynn Horn of Inez, and two sisters: Deanna Jennings of Tomahawk, Ky., and Mollie Horn of Inez, Ky.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, September 9, 2017 in the chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home with burial to follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens, Louisa, Ky. Garrett Mills and Dwayne Mills will officiate. Friends can visit from 5-9 pm Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez.

Ailene C. Robinette, age 76 of Ashland, Ky., passed away Friday, September 15, 2017, in Ashland, Ky. She was born December 22, 1940, in Williamson, WV., to the late Clyde and Polly Robinette. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by one brother: Ira Mitchell Robinette, and two sisters: Evelyn Robinette (Jim) Kelly and Linda Lee Robinette (Clyde) Hannah.
She is survived by five brothers: Hiram Robinette, Johnny (Margie) Robinette, Arthur Ray (Darlene) Robinette, Robert Martin Robinette and Robert Robinette; and six sisters: Emma Jean Robinette (Don) Taylor, Shirley Faye Robinette (Don) Willis, Mary Elizabeth Robinette (Roger) Spencer,  Claudia Robinette (Dennis) Ward, Bonnetta Robinette-Cooke and Ruth Ann Robinette; and one special niece: Kayla Robinette.
Funeral services will be held 12:00 pm Sunday, September 17, 2017 in the chapel of the Crum Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Mountain View Memory Gardens Maher, WV.  Jonathan Robinette will officiate. Friends and family may visit from 9am till time of service at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Crum Funeral Home, Inez.


James Franklin Harris Jr.
July 18, 1945, was a joyful day for Franklin and Estelle Harris as they welcomed their first child, James Franklin Harris, Jr., into this world. It was seventy-two years later, on September 4, 2017, when his Lord Jesus Christ took him to live forever in the Father's house in heaven. "Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death" (John 8:51). "Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord" (2 Corinthians 5:6-8).
His father died when Jim was only eleven years old. He became a child of God at the age of thirteen by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ through faith in Him alone. "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith." (Romans 1:16-17)
Jim graduated from Warfield High School in May of 1963. On July 11, 1965, he married the love of his life and best friend, Donna Faye Blankenship, in Warfield, KY. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in Jim's birthplace, Pensacola, Florida, where his father was stationed with the U.S. Navy.
Through the Liberty Bible Institute, he completed a biblical studies program while working full time. “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2).
Jim demonstrated steadfast faithfulness in his home, in his employment with the Martin County Board of Education, and in the cause of Christ. “Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful” (1 Corinthians 4:2).
". . . thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty" (1 Samuel 20:18). Jim is survived by his wife; their sons and daughters-in-law, Wesley and Marilyn, Charles and Tammy; his brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Betty Harris; his uncle and aunt, Prentice and Billye Harris.
There will be an 11:00 a.m. graveside service in the family cemetery in Crum, WV, on Wednesday, September 6. Pastor Clyde Farley of the First Stepptown Baptist Church will be officiating. "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:" (1 Thessalonians 4:16).
Memorial donations may be sent to the orphanage ministries of Baptist International Missions, Inc. If giving by phone (1-423-344-5050), tell the receptionist you want to make a donation by credit card. If giving by mail (Baptist International Missions, Inc., Orphanage Ministries, Attn: Accounts Receivable, P.O. Box 9, Harrison, TN 37341), make checks payable to BIMI, noting orphanage ministries as the project you wish to support. Arrangements are under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez.

Elizabeth Marie Haney, age 51 of Inez, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at her home. Born May 28, 1966 in Columbus,Ohio she was the daughter of the late Minnie Lou Ball. In addition to her mother she is also preceded in death by one sister: Monica Lynn Long.
She is survived by her husband Pinky Lee Haney of Inez, Ky., two sisters: Tina Marie Cottrell of Elizabeth, Wv. and Danielle Schwartz of Utica,Ohio. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 1:00pm Saturday September 9, 2017 at the Big Sandy Community Church with burial to follow in the Bowen and Fannin Cemetery at Inez. Terry Dalton will officiate. Friends may visit the church after 6:00 pm Thursday and until time of services on Saturday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez.

​September 2, 2017​

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