William F. (Bill) Bianco, 98, passed away on Sunday May 1, 2011 at Christopher East.
He was born in Corbin, Ky., and a graduate of Sue Bennett College and retired ex-Vice President with CIT. He was a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church, Kiwanis Club, S.C.O.R.E and a Kentucky Colonel.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Iva Cassell Bianco; sisters, Annette Gillespie and Mary Applin; brother, Walter E. Bianco; parents, Domenico and Alta Martin Bianco.
Survivors include his sister, Pauline Bianco Phillips; and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Bill was a loving, kind and generous man who had great faith.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pearson’s, 149 Breckenridge Lane with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in the Mountain View Memory Gardens in Maher on Thursday.
Memorials may go Calvin Presbyterian Church.
Lois Jean Hunt, 56, of Delbarton, passed away May 3, 2011 at the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chafin Funeral Home at a later date.
Visitation for Joseph "Joey" Jude, of Chattaroy, will be held on Thursday evening, May 5, 2011, at Weaver Mortuary in West Williamson. A special service will begin at 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday afternoon, May 6, at 2 p.m. at the mortuary.
A complete obituary will be published in Thursday's edition of the Williamson Daily News.
Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson is serving the Jude family.
Robert Newsome, Sr., 90, of Lenore, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011, at the Appalachian Regional Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility in South Williamson, Ky.
Born March 7, 1921, on Newsome Ridge in Mingo County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Harmon Newsome and Alpha Evans Newsome and the paternal grandson of the John Wesley and Tennessee Horton Newsome.
In addition to his parents and grandparents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Irene Maynard Newsome; a son, Elmo Newsome; two brothers, Hershel Newsome, Hubert Newsome; a sister, Elsie Marcum; and a great-grandson, Austin Runyon.
Robert was self-employed, having operated a timbering business and the Robert Newsome and Son Construction Company for many years. He enjoyed his business ventures and the enduring friendships he made with folks over the years. Robert loved his work and never took much time off. When he did take a little time to relax, he would spend time hunting. He always loved the great outdoors and he felt a deep kinship with nature.
Robert served as a Deacon at the Naugatuck Church of God, where he was a member for more than 50 years.
Robert is survived by three sons, Robert Newsome, Jr.”Hobert” and his wife, Linda Newsome, of Lenore, Arnold “Arlen” Newsome and his wife, Linda Newsome, of Taylor, Michigan and Dale Newsome and his wife, Jeannie Newsome of Lenore; and a daughter: Sharon Trout and her husband, Gary Trout of Richmond, Ky. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, May 4, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Weaver Mortuary in West Williamson.
The funeral will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at 1:00 pm at the mortuary. The Reverend Estel Rose and the Reverend Ronnie Marcum will officiate.
Burial will be at the Newsome Family Cemetery on Newsome Ridge at Naugatuck. Pallbearers include Robert’s grandsons, Arnie, James, Jason and Mark Newsome and Aaron and Christopher Trout.
Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson is serving the Newsome family.
Beulah Mae Pennington Fouch, 67, of West Portsmouth, Ohio, died Sunday, May 1, 2011, in Pike Community Hospital in Waverly, Ohio.
Born June 21, 1943, in Williamson, she was the daughter of the late John and Beulah Sanders Pennington.
She was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Pennington; and a sister, Edna Brown.
She is survived by her finance, Tim Skaggs of West Portsmouth; a daughter and her husband, Lisa and John Brown of West Portsmouth; a brother, George Pennington of Greenfield, Ohio, sisters Lorraine Fields of Lancaster, Ohio and Colletta Smith of Ashland, Ky.; and two grand dogs, Milo and Mandy.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, Ky., with the Rev. Norman Potter officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace, Ohio.
Friends may call from 6 until 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, and for 9 a.m. Thursday, May 5, until the time of the service at Roberson Funeral Home.
Ethel Kennedy Smith, 82, of McVeigh, Ky., passed away Tuesday morning, May 3, 2011, at the home of her sister.
She was born December 19, 1928, at McAndrews, Ky. the daughter of the late Dock Burgess and Gusta Collins Kennedy. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James W. Smith who died April 28, 2011; and by her son, Michael W. Smith.
Ethel was a homemaker and a member of the McAndrews Church of Christ.
Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Ann Smith of McVeigh, Ky.; brother, Oscar Kennedy of Pinsonfork, Ky.; sister, JoAnn Horn of McVeigh; and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 6, at 1 p.m. at the McAndrews Church of Christ with David Parsley officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with Ron Hepler, Ronnie Lester, Randy Howell, James Howell, Larry Cains, Anthony Preston, Jason Smith and Gary Scott serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the McAndrews Church of Christ with special services Wednesday night at 7 p.m. with Joe Cochran officiating and 7 p.m. Thursday with Dennis Wolford officiating. R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com.
Donald Eugene Faith, 66, of Williamson, passed away at his residence on April 11, 2011.
Born October 16, 1944, in Savannah, Ga., he was the son of the late Eldo Faith and Mary Dale Varney Faith.
Donnie was a 1965 graduate of Williamson High School and was employed by St. Albans Parks and Recreation Department for six years. He was formerly employed by Milpar Industries of Columbus, Ohio. He was also formerly self employed as a photographer. He had served as a Boy Scouts leader and he was the vice president of Save Our Strays. He had formerly attended the First Baptist Church of Williamson.
Donnie is survived by two children: Donald Eugene Faith, Jr. and Cynthia Jane Faith; two brothers: Clinton Faith of Flatwoods, Ky., and Ronald R. Faith of Chattaroy; a sister: Georgianne Faith of Williamson; and three grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time, however, a memorial service is will be conducted at a later day which is yet to be determined.
Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson is serving the Faith family.