Mildred Deskins 81, of Canada, Ky., passed away Thursday October 27, 2011, at Pikeville Medical Center. She was born January 6, 1930, at Pinsonfork, Ky., to the late General and Nancy Varney Chapman.
She is also preceded in death by her husband, Orville Deskins; three brothers, James Chapman, Alvin Chapman and Don Chapman; and three sisters, Helen Chapman Johnson, Alma Chapman and Christlene Chapman.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sisters, Marie (Herbert) Thornbury of Canada, and Mable Donathan of Michigan; five brothers, Tom (Ruby) Chapman of Canada, Elster Chapman of Ohio, Denver (Anna) Chapman of Ohio, Doug (Flo) Chapman of Canada, and Dee (Jennie) Chapman of Indiana; and a host of loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday October 30, at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with Randall Thornsbury, David Coleman Jr. and Others officiating. Burial will follow at Varney Branch Cemetery, Kimper, Ky., with Ryan Thornsbury, Brandon Thornsbury, Eric Thornsbury, Larry David Chapman, Shannon Chapman, Steve Thornbury, Tim Thornbury, Mark Thornbury, Ricky Chapman, Barry Chapman, Kelly Chapman, Craig Chapman and Larry Bruce May serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday night at the funeral home with special sevices at 7 p.m. Friday with David Coleman Jr., Onis Smith and Michael Elswick officiating and Saturday night at 7 p.m. with John Jacobs, Raymond Stanley and David May officiating.
R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Ky., is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at rerogersfuneralhome.com