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Rites held for Earnest Belcher



Funeral services for former Fleming-Neon resident Earnest Charles Belcher, 63, of Elkhorn City, were held May 19 at the Neon Church of Christ. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery.

A son of the late Arthur Belcher and Madeline Sparks Belcher, he died May 16 at Mountain View Nursing Home.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were his adoptive parents, Clayton and Mary Sparks; two grandchildren, Lucas Everly and Loralei Belcher; four sisters, Wanda Hudson, Verlois Isaac, Imogene Tackett and Perlie Sparks; and two brothers, E.J. Sparks and Bernard Sparks.

Mr. Belcher was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors, his flowers and gardening.

Surviving are two daughters, Stephanie Nicole Belcher of Jenkins and Charlotte Renee Everly of Powderly; two sons, Michael Shane Belcher of Greenville and Adam Christopher Belcher of Whitesburg; a sister, Brenda Taylor of Pikeville; and two brothers, Bobby David Belcher of McRoberts and Danny Loren Belcher of North Carolina.

Carty Funeral Home of Neon had charge of arrangements.



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