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Clova Adkins

Clova (Thacker) Adkins was a Godly, selfless, and caring daughter, sister, wife, aunt, mother, grandmother, and friend. She left her earthly home on Thrusday, April 29, 2021 surrounded by love at the age of 86.
She was born August 1, 1934, the daughter of the late Pleas and Amy Thacker in the mountains of Eastern, KY, the place she loved calling home. She met and fell desperately in love with Kenneth Adkins while still a teenager, they married and together they had five children: Kenneth Darrell (Jeannie) Adkins, Carson (Frances) Adkins, Paul Reed (Tammy) Adkins, Peggy (Dirk) Flinchum, and Allyson Prater. Kenneth and she spent 54 years together in love before he left his Earthly home.
She loved spending time in the kitchen, creating meals that brought her family together. By trade, she was a seamstress who would hem pants or skirts for anyone out of love. She was an active member of her church and she embodied all that a Godly woman should. Of all things, that of utmost importance to her were her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and her great-great grandchild. She instilled in each of them a love of God, an impeccable work ethic, and a sense of duty for serving and loving others. Her pride for her family was evident in every word she spoke.
She was an avid reader, had a passionate love for ice-cream, enjoyed shopping for a new dress suit to add to her collection of hundreds, and found unsurpassable joy in spending time surrounded by her family and serving the Lord.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Adkins; her brother, Robert Thacker; and her beloved grandson, Jason Adkins. All of which met her at heaven’s gates with glee.
She is survived by her five children, eight grandchildren,  (Kenneth (Kristi) Williams, Reed (Stormie) Adkins, David Brian (Jennifer) Adkins, Chrystal (Louis) Kelmanson, Michael (Melissa) Adkins, Christopher (Lorie) Adkins, Alesha (Justin) Kiser, and Jonathon Prater. Her 21 great grandchildren: Davara (Curtis) Ham, Brian Adkins, Jackson Williams, Isaac Adkins, Jacob Adkins, Dawson Little, Harper Williams, Bryce Adkins, Victoria Kelmanson, Hunter Adkins, Andrew Kelmanson, Emily Adkins, Mikayla Adkins, Kaden Adkins, Korbyn Williams, Easton Justice, Emery Adkins, Conley Cox, Collins Cox, Connor Adkins, Benjamin Adkins, and her great-great grandson, Bennett Ham, her nieces and nephews, and a host of loving friends and brothers and sisters in Christ whom will all miss her terribly.

She was truly more precious than rubies, a Saint of all Saints, and all things could not be compared to her, the world’s loss of this beautiful woman is certainly Heaven’s gain. She will be missed tremendously, and her spirit will carry on through those who were closest to her.
A graveside service was held Monday, May 3 at 1:00 at Annie E. Young Cemetery in Pikeville, where she will be laid beside her husband of 54 years, Kenneth Adkins, so they can spend eternity alongside Christ.
Arrangements were under the direction of Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel of Hazard.

The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com

This is a paid obituary.

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Charles Campbell

Charles Edward Eugene Campbell, 47, of Busy, died Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 6 at Engle-Bowling Funeral Home with Rev. B.J. Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in the Couch Cemetery, Busy. Arrangements were under the direction of Engle-Bowling Funeral Home of Hazard.

The guestbook may be signed at www.englebowlingfuneralhome.com

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Laura Edwards

Laura Pauline “Pod” Edwards, 90, of Emmett, Mich., died Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Marwood Nursing & Rehab, Port Huron, Mich.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at Engle-Bowling Funeral Home with Rev. Lyndon Barger officiating. Burial followed in the Engle Cemetery, Ary. Arrangements were under the direction of Engle-Bowling Funeral Home of Hazard.

The guestbook may be signed at www.englebowlingfuneralhome.com

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Willie Noble

Willie Noble, 66, of Hazard, died Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at the Hazard Medical Center.

He was born December 3, 1954, the son of the late Talbert Noble and the late Nancy Ann Noble. He was a heavy equipment operator for 47 years. He was a Deacon of the Grapevine Old Regular Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Louise Noble.

He is survived by three sons, Wayne Noble of Hazard, Shane Noble of Hazard, Robert Noble (Ashley) of Hazard; five sisters, Amanda Campbell of Breathitt County, Ida Noble of Breathitt County, Clercie Miller of Hazard, Emmaline Noble of Hazard, Katie Couch of Hazard; two brothers, Taylor Noble (Kaye) of Hazard, James Noble of Breathitt County; four grandchildren, Kenton Noble (Courtney), Jaden Noble, Rylan Leason and Madalyn Rose Noble; one great grandchild, Mara Mae Noble; three special nieces, Taylen Noble, Maleah Massey and Riley Rose Couch; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 2 at Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel with Henry Turner officiating. Burial followed in the Mudlick Cemetery, Grapevine. Arrangements were under the direction of Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel of Hazard.

The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com

This is a paid obituary.

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William Taulbee

William Preston Taulbee, 73, of Hazard, died Thursday, April 29, 2021, at the Hazard Medical Center.

He was born December 14, 1947, the son of the late James Russell Taulbee and the late Mabel McQueary Young. He was a United States Air Force Veteran. He was a retired railroad engineer for CSX, a member of the VFW and a member of the Brotherwood of Locomotive Engineers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Beth Pigman; one sister, Pamela Ann Grigsby.

He is survived by companion, Carolyn Taulbee; one daughter, Carol Napier (Randy) of Hazard; one son, William Preston Taulbee II Thorton (Steven) of Col.; two sisters, Donna Elizabeth Hall of Hardburly, Dihan Lee Berryman of Hazard; four grandchildren, Randi-Carol Napier Blanton (Zachary), Michael Seth Napier, Katelyn Pigman and Hunter Pigman; son-in-law, Robert Pigman; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel with A.D. Pete McGee and Mike Turner officiating. Burial followed in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery South East, Hyden. Arrangements were under the direction of Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel of Hazard.

In lieu of flowers family request donations to be made to Bluegrass Care Navigators.

The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com

This is a paid obituary.

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Kay Vanover

Kay Lee Vanover, 68, of Jackson, died Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at her residence.

She was born in Perry County, November 19, 1952, the daughter of the late Albert Delpont and the late Iva Jean Morris Delpont. She was the owner of Lifetime Potentials, and enjoyed crocheting, quilting and interior design.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Melody Bowling.

She is survived by her husband, Calvin Vanover; two daughters, Ramona Bowling of Lexington, Karla Varney (Chris) of Winchester; one son, Matthew Vanover of Winchester; one step-son, James Edward Vanover (Kendra) of Hazard; two sisters, Paula Napier of Hazard, Marcia Rena Sue Neace (Billy Ray) of Hazard; one brother, John Delpont (Donna) of Lexington; three grandchildren, Ellie, Camden and Conner; and a loving host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m. Saturday, May 1 at Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel with Jack Carter officiating. Burial followed in the Vanover Cemetery, Jackson. Arrangements were under the direction of Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel of Hazard.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the LKLP Safehouse of Hazard of the Beacon of Hope in Winchester.

The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com

This is a paid obituary.

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