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James "Jim" Fonner

August 5, 1942 ~ July 27, 2019 (age 76)


James "Jim" Fonner 76, of Phelps, KY departed this life Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center where he was a resident.

He was born August 5, 1942 at Washington, PA the son of; the late John and Margaret (Conner) Fonner.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife; Thelma (Dotson) Fonner, a son; Michael Fonner, three brothers and two sisters.

Jim was a coal miner having worked for Massey Coal. He was of the Presbyterian faith.

Survivors remaining to honor his memory include two brothers; Clyde Fonner of Reno, NV and Bob Fonner of Baltimore, MD, two grandsons; Michael J. Fonner Jr and Colby Fonner.

He is also survived by a host of other family, neighbors, friends, the residents and staff of the Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center.

Honoring services will be held in the Phelps Funeral Services Chapel with the Reverends; Marvin Casey and Richard Dotson officiating.

The funeral will be conducted in the chapel Tuesday July 30, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with burial to follow in the Dotson Cemetery of Phelps, KY.

Family and friends will be serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be Monday evening from 6:00-9:00 P.M.

Chapel closes at 10:00 P.M.

Arrangements are under the direction of

Phelps Funeral Services INC

(606) 456-3926

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July 29, 2019

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Phelps Funeral Services INC
40 Wolford ST
Phelps, KY 41553

Funeral Service
July 30, 2019

1:00 PM
Phelps Funeral Services INC
40 Wolford ST
Phelps, KY 41553

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