March 24, 2018 GMT

KRISTEN CHEYNNE MAYNARD, 23, of Lovely, Ky., passed away unexpectedly on March 18, 2018, at Williamson Memorial Hospital. She had recently been hospitalized for treatment of influenza. Born January 20, 1995, in Williamson, she was a daughter of Donald Ray (Pam) Elkins Jr., and Tammy (David Jarvis) Maynard. Until recently, Kristen had made her home with her mother in Lovely, Ky. Kristen was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Donald Elkins Sr. and Jackie Bartoe Elkins; and her maternal grandfather, Harm Maynard. Kristen had attended Williamson K-8, and Williamson High School before transferring to Sheldon-Clark High School, where she graduated with the class of 2014. Kristen was the loving and devoted mother of a 19-monthold son, David Thomas Messer of the home. She happily devoted herself to nurturing and raising her son. Kristen was expecting a second child, a son, whom she planned to name Brentlee Ray Maynard. Brentlee was due to be born in the early summer of this year. Kristen was also very close to her nephews, Jake and Jaxon, and she loved them as though they were her own children. The boys returned her love in full measure. Kristen was dearly loved by her family and many friends. Her bubbly and friendly disposition drew people to her. Kristen’s warm blue eyes, along with her kind and gentle spirit will always be remembered. She will be sorely missed by her family and all who loved her. In addition to her son and her parents, Kristen is survived by her companion, Bradley Bryant, and his son, Elijah Bryant; her maternal grandmother, Mary Maynard; paternal great-grandmother, Virginia Elkins; her best friend and beloved sister who had looked after her all of her life, Merisa Maynard (Wes) Hensley; sisters, Alexis Daniels, Kelcie Elkins-Smith, Renee Singer; her beloved nephews, Jake Harper and Jaxon Hensley; an uncle whom she loved and thought of as a brother, James Maynard; brothers, Sholten Singer and Travis Singer; an aunt, Sheena Elkins; her motherof-the heart who helped raise her, Donna O’Brien; and her faithful and devoted friend, Maria Smith. Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2018, at Weaver Mortuary in West Williamson. Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the mortuary. Reverend Millard Hensley will officiate. Interment is in the Murphy Cemetery at Kermit, WV. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. You may express online condolences at www.weavermortuaryinc.com. Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson is serving the Maynard family.