Shirley Jean Acord, 71, of Williamson, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2011, at the Pikeville Medical Center.
Born May 30, 1940, in Mingo County, she was the daughter of the late Nellie Callahan Smith. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband William Henry Acord, a son William "June Bug" Acord, daughters Linday Hylton and Stella Acord and a brother Charles Smith.
Shirley was a homemaker and a member of the West Williamson Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include sons, John (Cindy) Acord, James Acord, and Jackie Acord all of Williamson; daughters Della Acord of Williamson, Julie (Jimmy) Crabtree of Varney, Nettie (Joseph) Ball of Nolan, Nellie (Ben) Cook of Lick Creek, and Helen Justus of Hatfield, Ky.; brother Bobby Smith of Texas; 30 grandchildren, 50 great-grand children, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 18, at 1 p.m. from the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler with Bro. Ersel Ray Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Family Cemetery on Goodman Avenue, Williamson, with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the funeral home with special services at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening.
Online condolences may be made by going to www.hatfieldfc.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Ky.
Norma Lynn Gillam, 85, of Chapmanville, went home to be with the Lord on August 14, 2011 from Marmet.
She was born February 27, 1925 at Newtown, a daughter of the late Tom Maynard and Emma Hatfield Kinder.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Dennis Grizzle and the Rev. Victor Gillam, two brothers, Thomas Maynard and Bruce Kinder, one daughter, Phyllis Cook and one stepdaughter, RoseAnn Grose.
Those left to cherish her memory include one stepdaughter, Correna Kiser and her husband Danny of Columbus, Ohio; two sons, Tim Gillam and his wife Kacie of Cary, N.C., and Randy Grizzle of Palair, Alabama; one step-son,
Victor Lee Gillam and his wife Betty of Columbus; her son-in-law, Carlton Cook of Chapmanville; five sisters, Hester Keatley of Taylorville, Garnett O'Quinn of Pensacola, Fla., Toni Wagner of Farmington Hills, Mich., Nora Ball of Newtown, and Billie Jean Kinder of Pensacola; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren;
She is also survived by thirteen nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville, with the Rev. Carlton Cook officiating.
Burial will follow at the Pineview Cemetery at Orgas.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Fl 17, Chicago, IL, 60601 or www.alz.org. Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville, WV is in charge of the arrangements.
Garnet Ferrell Hill, 103, of Delbarton, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2011, at her daughter’s residence in Huntington. She was born June 25, 1908, to the late John and Nancy Ferrell. She was married to the late William “Bill” Hill. In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.
She was a member of the Wharnclife Church of God.
Garnet was a life long resident of Ben Creek and Shady Woods of Varney. The past few months she made her home with her daughter Diana Dotson of Huntington. She was a retired cook having cooked for 25 years at Ben Creek Grade and 13 years for the Gilbert and Gilbert Creek Headstarts. She and was known as Ms. Hill to a countless number of children she cooked for. She was also a certified Dietician. She was very proud to have cooked and served so many children of the area. Garnet loved cooking, baking pies, was an excellent seamstress, and loved spending time with her wonderful family and friends.
She is survived by five children, John (Phyllis) Hill, of Lavalette, Charles (Opal) Hill, of Delbarton, Diana (Boyce “Duke”) Dotson, of Huntington, Jack “Pedro” Hill, of Delbarton, and James (Sharron) Hill, of Wharncliffe; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren; her caregiver, Glenda Jo Simpkins; and a host of nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held at Ben Creek Free Pentecostal Holiness Church at Wharncliffe at 1 p.m., Wednesday, August 17, with the Revs. Denny May and Carl Wolford officiating. Burial will follow at Toler Cemetery, Wharncliffe, with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Friends may gather with the family at the Ben Creek Free Pentecostal Holiness Church at Wharncliffe on Wednesday, August 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of arrangements.
Just like a special angel
God wrapped you in His care
And took you off to heaven
To live with Him, up there.
Roberta Mae Webb Pack, 79, of Huntington, formerly of Kermit, left this earth on the wings of angels to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 14, 2011, from the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington.
She was born May 18, 1932, in Wayne County, to the late Carl and Carrie Terry Webb. She has joined her husband, William “Bill” Pack, mom and dad, sisters Mary Jane Jarboe and Geraldine Parrot and great-grandson Jacob Messer in Heaven.
Roberta attended Faith Freewill Baptist Church in Lavalette and enjoyed reading the Bible, flower gardening, sewing and cooking. She especially loved cooking for large family get-togethers during the holidays. Being a mother was her most precious gift to her family. She was nurturer, ringleader and friend. She made a house a home and filled her days caring for her family in many ways.
Survivors include eight children, William Pack of Lavalette, Juda (Rufus) Waller of Ft. Gay, Dr. Yvonne (Flem) Stroud of Huntington, Patricia McCoy of Kermit, Mary (Ron) Fluty of Crum, Robert (Emma Sue) Pack of Kermit, Toby L. (Amy) Pack of Huntington, and a special son, Michael Pack, who made his home with Roberta; 17 grandchildren, Shannon Pack, Shelby Pack Crossen, Robin Waller, Jill Daniels, John Stroud, Jennifer Stroud, Matthew McCoy, Brandy McCoy Murphy, Heather Finley, Ron Fluty, Amanda Blair, Mason Pack, McKinley Pack, Toby Pack, Jr., Charity Pack, Chase Pack, and John Ray Pack; eight great-grandchildren, Selena McCoy, William McCoy, Joshua Messer, Zachary Messer, Morgan Finley, Mariah Finley, Haley Fluty, and Macy Daniels; she is also survived by three sisters, Anita Hood, of Apopka, Fla., Frances Gilley, of Middletown, Ohio, and Darlene Troiano, of Columbus, Ohio; Four brothers, Carl Baine Webb, of Urbana Ohio, John Robert Webb, of Circleville, Ohio, Donald Webb, of Apopka, and Larry Ray (Jane) Webb of Circleville.
The family will receive friends at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home in Warfield, Ky., on Tuesday, August 16, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A brief church service will begin at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 17, at 3 p.m. at Riverbend Freewill Baptist Church in Crum, with the Rev. Jerome Whitfield officiating. Burial will follow in Webb Cemetery, Webb.
How sad we had to lose you
But we know that God knows best;
Sleep softly, precious angel
In God’s eternal rest
Esther Hudson Thacker, 81, of Wellington, Ky., passed away Saturday, August 13, 2011, at her residence.
She was born October 21, 1929, in Charleston, S.C., the daughter of the late William and Esther Hecker. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Ryan Craig Meece.
Esther was a homemaker and a member of the Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Roland T. Thacker; daughters, Judy Carol Taylor of Morehead, Ky., and JoAnn Meece of Morrow, Ohio; brother, William Hecker of Reno, Nev.; sister, Alice O'Neill of Davenport, Fla.; grandchildren, Donald Roland Muce and Travis Meece; great-grandchildren, Ally Meece, Andrew Meece and Jonathan Meece; and one great-great-grandchild, DeAnna Clemons.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 16, at 1 p.m. at the Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church with Randall Thornsbury, David May and David Allen Thacker officiating. Burial will follow in the Thacker Cemetery, Canada, Ky., with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation was held after 6 p.m. Monday, August 15, in the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel.
R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com.