Born August 28, 1956 in Iaeger, he was the son of Dexter and Nina Blankenship Cline.
Friends may gather with the family at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert Friday, Oct. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. with a service at 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert with Revs. Jonas Trent and Diamond Carter officiating. Burial will follow in the Roy Cline Cemetery at Baisden.
Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of arrangements.
Alfred E. Collins, 82 of Matewan, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at his residence.
Born June 15, 1928 in North Matewan, he was the son of the late John and Rebecca Birchfield Collins. In addition to his parents, Alfred is also preceded in death by brothers Walter; Clarence; Bill; Steve; and Johnny Collins; sisters Nettie Williams; Maudie Gillespie; Stella Melmige; Bertha Damron; and Pearl Asbury; he is also preceded in death by first wife Anna Faye Collins and stepdaughter Carla Collins.
Alfred was a coal miner and a veteran having served as a corporal of the United States Marine Corp during WW II. He also served as post commander of the VFW Post 9738, Guyandotte; he was a proud member of the UMWA local 1440 where he was Vice Chairman of Mingo County COMPAC. He was recently honored for the naming of a bridge near his home at Rt. 65 North Matewan. He was also a lifelong member the North Matewan Church of Christ.
His survivors include: his spouse, Tina Olaker Collins of North Matewan; sons: Alfred "Butch" (Nancy) Collins of Newtown; Frank (Pauline) Collins of Red Jacket; daughters: Deby (Eddie) Kennedy of White Pine, TN; Jessica Collins of Alliance, Ohio; stepdaughter: Annette Plunk of Jamestown, NY; grandchildren: Robbie and Nicholas Sipple; Anna Key; David and Walter Collins; Robert Scarsella and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 15, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the North Matewan Church of Christ of North Matewan, with Bro. Carl Fuller and Bro. Jesse Spaulding officiating.
Burial will follow in the Maynard Cemetery of North Matewan with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Military rites will be performed by the DAV Belfry, Ky. Chapter #141.
The family will begin receiving friends on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 6 p.m. at the church with services at 7 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy can be made online at www.chambersfuneralservices.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Chambers Funeral Services of Matewan.
Joyce Hensley, 79 of Maher, passed away Tuesday; October 12, 2010 at the St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington.
Born May 18, 1931 in Pardee, Va.; she was the daughter of the late Millard and Toxie Webb Stafford.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Leonard Hensley Jr.; one son: Timmy Hensley; one daughter: Ge-Ve Preece; and one brother: Sonny Stafford.
She was a retired cook from the Mingo County Board of Education with 32 years of service, and she was a member of the Maher Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son Chris Hensley of Maher; three daughters, Robin Chafins of Maher, Jocelyn Williamson of Huddy, Ky., and Kathy Stafford of Sidney, Ky.; one sister Gerry Hess of Cincinnati, Ohio; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Maher Freewill Baptist Church with Matthew Martin, Earl White, and Ersel Ray Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. View Memory Gardens at Maher with Chad Gibson, Tommy Kitchen, Joe Ziolo, Joe Stafford, Dave Turner, and Ricky Roberts serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home with special services at 7 p.m.
Online condolences may be made by going to www.hatfieldfc.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Ky.
Carolyn Sue Kennedy-Cline, 64 of Ikes Fork, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Logan Regional Medical Center.
Born October 24, 1945 at War, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Kennedy and Georgia Cyphers Kennedy. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her son, Rodney Cline.
She was a member of the Old Pathway Church at Ikes Fork.
Carolyn Sue was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She enjoyed dancing and listening to music. She loved going to church and spending time with her church family. Her greatest joy was spending time with her wonderful family and friends. She had a wonderful smile and a heart of gold. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Friends may gather with the family at the Freedom Full Gospel Assembly House of Prayer at Hampden on Thursday, October 14th from 6 to 9 p.m. with a service at 7 p.m.
Her survivors include: two sons, Greg Cline of Wayside and Jeffrey Scott (Valarie) Cline of Baisden; her daughter, Diana (Danny) Robinette of Hurricane; her grandchildren, Christopher Cline, Sarah Owens, Alexia and Logan Robinette; her mother, Georgia Kennedy; her two brothers: Arthur Glen (Jennifer) Kennedy and Rocky (Betty) Kennedy; her two sisters: Sharon (Steve) Lowe and Fern Annette (Gordan) Carter, and a host of other dear family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 15, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Freedom Full Gospel Assembly House of Prayer of Hampden with Rev. James Cline officiating. Burial will follow at the Hatfield Cemetery at Sharon Heights of Hampden. Pallbearers will be Christopher Cline, Macky Carter, Danny Robinette, Dennis Lester, Mike Thornsbury, Tommy Lester, Rocky Kennedy, Jr., and Rex Cline. Honorary pallbearers will be: Keevin Walls, Roger Cline, Mike Ellis, Harold Cline, Eugene Crum, Bill G. Davis, Eugene Goodman, Rick Corwin, Danny George Browning, Gordan Carter, Steve Lowe, Daniel Carter, Michael Sparks, Greg "Hootie" Smith, David L. Baisden, and John Mark Hubbard.
Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of arrangements.
Bobbie Ann (Williamson) Ramey was born on June 27, 1938 at Canada, Ky. to the late Mack and Paulene (Hunt) Williamson. She passed from this earth on October 12, 2010. Her two brothers, Donald and Bruce Williamson and a baby sister preceded her death.
Bobbie earned a Master's degree from Purdue University and a Bachelor's degree at Eastern Kentucky University. She spent 24 years as a Military Officer's wife and was grateful for the many lifelong friends she met and places which they were able to visit. She cherished her Christian hillbilly heritage but her gypsy spirit always compelled her to seek new adventures and people. The highlight of that spirit was a trip to the Holy Land to "walk where Jesus walked."
Bobbie's greatest happiness came from loving and nurturing others to become all God created them to be. She spent most of her life teaching young people with disabilities and training others in service to them. She was a spiritual mentor to several young women which she felt compelled to do because some beloved Christian women had mentored her for many years.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Col. (ret.) Hubert D. Ramey; son, Donald Ramey and wife, Lynn; and grandchildren, Bethany, Zachary, and Daniel Ramey; heart granddaughter Grace Carpio. She also leaves her sister, Yvonne Wogoman and nieces, Robin Paeplow, Linda Floyd and Jennifer Follmer and one nephew, Donald H. Williamson. She is survived by six great-nieces and two great-nephews and several "adopted kids" who had captured her heart and made her their own "Mom" or "Granny".
A devout Christian, Bobbie was a member of the Keystone Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, Bobbie requested that memorial contributions be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Pkwy., Charlotte, NC 28201 or Wheeler Mission, Indianapolis, Ind.
Services will be held Friday, October 15 at 6 p.m. at the Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center-Lawrence with visitation Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the center. Graveside services will be Saturday October, 16 at 1 p.m. at the Madison County Memorial Gardens, Richmond, Ky.