Dewey Canterbury , 72, of Lenore, passed away Monday October 10, 2011, at his home following a long illness. Born June 17, 1939, at Lenore, he was the son of the late James and Hazel Bartram Canterbury.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Major Canterbury; and a sister, Ella Mae White.
Dewey was great husband, father, grandfather, brother, musician, and mechanic. He was a retired mechanic from the West Virginia Department of Highways.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Vivian Sue Maynard Canterbury, of Lenore; four, daughters Theresa (Sonny) Hundley of Richmond, Ky., Pansy (Dennis) Jackson of Williamson, Connie (Michael) Clay of Hardy, Ky., and Tonya (Terry) McCoy of Sissonville; two sisters, Gladys Funk and Lucille Ooten; two, brothers Curtis and Chip Canterbury; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 13, at noon from the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, Ky., with Elmo Canterbury speaking. Burial will follow in the Lenore Memorial Gardens at Lenore, with Dewey Eugene Clay, Terry McCoy Jr., Dennis Eugene Jackson Jr., Dennis Jackson, Terry McCoy, and Michael Clay serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made by going to www.hatfieldfc.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler.
Alma Jo “Dotson” Warren, 76, of Phelps, Ky., went home to be with her Lord on Monday, October 10, 2011, from the Pikeville Medical Center surrounded by her family and friends after a long battle with ALS.
She was born September 1, 1935, at Phelps, Ky., the daughter of the late James E. and Sadie Sanders Dotson. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Geraldine Dotson Chambers; and a grandson, Wesley Aaron Schwartz.
Jo was a member of the Pike County Democratic Women’s Club, a volunteer for the American Heart Association and a member of the ALS Awareness Organization. She was a member of the Phelps First Baptist Church and was attending the First Baptist Church of Belfry with her daughter and family.
She is survived by her son, Wendell R. (Crystal) Schwartz of Phelps; daughter, Lisa Jo Schwartz (Brian) Justice of Kimper, Ky.; sisters, Edith (“Fuzzy”) Keesee of Phelps, and Bonnie Johnson of Lexington, Ky.; brother, Doug (Dru) Dotson of Phelps; grandchildren, Lindsey Nicole and Wendy Rayshelle Schwartz and Scotty Brian and Jordan Keith Justice and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.Friday, October 14, at the First Baptist Church of Belfry with Mark Helton and Larry Rife officiating. Burial will follow in the Sanders Cemetery, Phelps, Ky. with Brian Justice, Chris Justice, Ron Keith Justice, Todd Chambers, Mark Chambers, Chris Watson, Jeff Watson and Derek Dotson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Doug Dotson, “Fuzzy” Keesee, James Ollie Smith, Mike Russell, Tom Potter and Ashley Schwartz. Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Belfry. Special services will be held both nights at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the ALS Association.
R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Belfry is in charge of arrangemens. Online condolences at www.rerogersfuneralhome.