Maxine Blanche May, 79, of Milltown, Ind., formerly of Pike County, Ky., passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Clarksville, Ind.
She was born June 15, 1932, at Hardy, Ky., to the late William Wordy May and Gladys Marie Casey May.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Eleanor Hatfield; and two brothers, Randolph May and Gordon May.
She was a homemaker and of the Freewill Baptist Faith.
She is survived by three sons, Hershel A. (Sheila) Hughes of Stone, Ky., Dennis A. (Ruth) Hughes of Inez, Ky., and Todd B. (Marsha) Hughes of Panama City, Fla.; three daughters, Freda L. (Paul) Young of Milltown, Ind., Vivian E. Jones of Panama City, Fla., and Christy L. Hughes of Georgia; brother, Raymond May of Grundy, Va.; sisters, Alberta King of Pikeville, Ky., and Lynn Price of Paintsville, Ky.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 24, at 11 a.m. in the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Buddy Kendrick officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. Friday, December 23, at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel. R. E. Rogers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com.
John Kenneth Darbyshire , 76, of Belfry, Ky., passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at his home following a lingering illness.
Born January 14, 1935, at Hardy, Ky., he was the first born of the late Harold and Lennie Inis Scott Darbyshire.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Donnie Darbyshire.
He was a retired car salesman from Logan Motor Sales, a member of the Belfry First Baptist Church and a veteran - having served for 9 years in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Connie Varney Darbyshire, of Belfry; his children, Marina Faith Darbyshire Beckett, of Belfry, Johnny Darbyshire, Carol Balch, and Robin Darbyshire ,all of Temple, Texas; a brother, James (Mona) Darbyshire of Sevierville, Tenn.; sisters, Charlotte Helenburg of La Porte, Texas, and Kathryn (Dana) Bryant of Sevierville; three granddaughters, MaKenna Lynn Beckett and Madison Leola Beckett, both of Belfry, and Moriah Balch of Temple; two grandsons, Brandon and Jordan Dalton, of Temple; his mother- in-law, Logene Varney, of Belfry; and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 24, at 11 a.m. from the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, Ky., with Pastor Mark Helton officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Huddy, Ky., with Gary Scott, Paul Scott, Jonathan Yates, Jerry Darbyshire, David Darbyshire, and other family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, December 23, 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.
Osker Thacker, 89, of Canada, Ky., passed away Thursday morning, December 22, 2011, at the Pikeville Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 27, at 1 p.m. in the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. Monday, December 26, at the Funeral Home.
A complete obituary will run in Saturday’s paper.
R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Ky., is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com