James Ervin Hogston, better known by most as “Poppy”, of Belcher, KY went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Pikeville Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. “Poppy” was born October 22, 1931 at Gobblers Knob in Martin, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Dorothy Ratliff Hogston, parents Merlin and Mary Owens Rowe Hogston, sister Charlotte Brewer and brother Harold Hogston. Poppy served int eh United States Army and was a retired UMWA Coal Miner. Poppy was a hard worker and a dedicated family man and a friend to all. “Little Poppy” led by fine example to all who knew him. This rare jewel of a man leaves his loving memories and precious testimony to be cherished by his wife, Rebecca Thacker Abshire Hogston; children, Debbie Jackson (William “Butch”), Bernice McCormick (Kevin) & Gary Hogston (Melissia); step-children, Freddie Abshire (Young Chun), Delores Miller (Jimmy Ray) & Jimmy Abshire (Rhonda); grandchildren, Angela Lewis, Wendy Vance, Amanda Stacy Hughes, Brandy Sibley, Kellie Justice & Isaac Hogston; and step-grandchildren, HR & Travis Miller, Benjamin & Aaron Abshire, Cody, Cory & Chad Mullins and Jon & Sarah McCormick. Add to that number a host of great-grandchildren, extended family and friends and it equals up to a “legacy of love”. Visitation will be from 6-10PM Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel with a song service at 7PM. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 11AM from the chapel with Ray Sayers officiating. Burial will follow at Dow Brooks Cemetery, Draffin, KY.