OBITUARIES
2007-2008

Submitted by Annette Potter

Adams, Burtis Darrell "Ski Daddy"

Burtis Darrell "Ski Daddy" Adams of Sandlick, KY, died January 9, 2008 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. He was 59 years old. He was a son of the late Cratis and Rosanna Craft Adams, and a brother of the late Charles Adams, Mildred Combs, and Nan Lou McKinney. Funeral services were held January 13, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Whitesburg, KY. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Baker Adams; three sons, Ronnie Adams and wife Oshie, J.B. Adams, and Kevin Adams and wife Melissa, all of Whitesburg, KY; three brothers, Dock Adams, Sandlick; Curtis Adams, Greenville, Ind.; and Donald Adams, Isom, KY; a sister, Eleanor Polly, Louisville, KY; and a grandson, Dillon Adams. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 16, 2008

Adams, Chester Junior

Chester Junior Adams died June 21, 2008 at his home at Neon, KY. He was 61 years old. Born at Dorton, KY, he was a son of the late Troy and Daisy Mae Ray Adams. He was a brother of the late Larry Joe Adams. Adams was a carpenter and a member of the Hemphill Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Georgia Rose Stewart Adams; three brothers, Roy Adams, Neon, KY; Roger Adams, Topmost, KY, and Arthur Adams, Wayland, KY; four sisters, Kathy Charles, Raccoon, KY; Irene Bentley and Geneva Bentley, both of Jackson, KY; and Kaye Pratt, Abingdon, Va.; a niece, Marlena Holbrook; and a great-niece, Lauren Mackenzie Holbrook. Funeral services were held June 24, 2008 at the Neon Church of Christ. Burial was in the Bentley Cemetery at Yonts Fork, Hemphill, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 25, 2008

Adams, David D. "Buzz"

Funeral services for David D. "Buzz" Adams, 69, were held February 18, 2008 at the North Fork Baptist Church. Burial was in the Adams family cemetery at Jeremiah, KY. A son of Pressie Spencer Adams of Jeremiah, KY and the late Fred Adams, he died February 15, 2008 at his home in Jeremiah, KY after a long illness. He was a member of the North Fork Baptist Church, and was a brother of the late Roy Adams, Charles Lindon Adams, and Bobby Lane Adams. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Carla Robinson Adams; a son, Jeffrey Darrell Adams, Jeremiah, KY; a daughter, Rhonda Jill Adams, Canada; two stepsons, David Beach and wife Tammy, Louisville, KY, and Dale Beach and wife Karen, Jeffersonville, Ind.; three brothers, Dick Adams and Tim Adams, both of Jeremiah, KY, and Mike Adams, Somerset, KY; two sisters, Linda Hatton, Jeremiah, KY, and Brenda Bush, Lexington, KY; two grandchildren, Josh Adams and Chris Adams, both of Indiana; and four step-grandchildren, Amanda Beach, Adam Beach, Michael Beach, and Macy Beach. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, February 20, 2008

Adams, David Robert "Bob"

David Robert "Bob" Adams, 63, of Sterling Heights, Mich., died January 6, 2008. Formerly of Letcher County, KY, he was a son of Otis Adams of Jeremiah, KY and the late Ina Adams. He was the grandson of the late Lenville and Mary Adams of Jeremiah, KY. Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Carol Adams; four children, Patricia, Bobby and Teresa, all of Arkansas, and Sheila of Texas, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 5, 2008

Adams, Delmon Eugene Sr

Funeral services for Delmon Eugene Adams Sr., 72, of Whitesburg, KY, were held September 26, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Whitesburg, KY. A son of the late Cratis and Rosanna Craft Adams, he died September 24, 2007 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, KY. He was married to the late Yvonne Lowe Adams, and was a brother of the late Charles Adams, Mildred Combs, and Nanlou McKinney. Surviving are five sons, Delmon Adams Jr., Letcher; Terry W. Adams, Mayking, KY; Jerry Adams, McDavid, Fla.; Larry Adams, Redfox, KY; and Daniel R. Adams, Whitesburg, KY; two daughters, Deborah Caudill, Big Cowan, KY, and Lisa Brown, Dry Fork, KY; four brothers, Curtis Adams, Fountaintown, Ind.; Donald Adams, Isom, KY; Burtis Adams and Dock B. Adams, both of Sandlick, KY; a sister, Eleanor Polly, Louisville, KY;' and six grandchildren, Josh, Devin, Larry Jr., Zachary, Kayla, and Samari. Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, October 3, 2007

Adams, Gordon Jr.

Funeral services for Gordon Adams Jr., 76, of Mayking, KY, were held September 10, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Webb Cemetery at Mayking, KY. A son of the late Gordon Sr. and Lula Sparks Adams, he was a deacon in the Thornton Old Regular Baptist Church. He died September 8, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Margaret A. Adams; son, Gordon Earnest Adams, Florida; five sisters, Mary Stanley, Sherry Branham and Freida Carol Mason, all of Indianapolis, Ind.; Marnell Ables, Dayton, Ohio; and Nancy Keathley, Floyd County, KY; and three grandchildren, Gordon Wayne Adams, Angela Jane Adams, and Lindsey Rae Adams. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 12, 2007

Adams, Howard "June Bug" Jr

Howard "June Bug" Adams Jr., 56, died July 24, 2007 at his home at Premium, KY. He was the son of Helen Caudill Adams of Premium, KY and the late Howard Adams. Surviving in addition to his mother are two sisters, Louise Hall, Deane, and Melissa Brown, Premium, KY; his fiancee, Tammy Faye Adams, Jeremiah; a niece, Vanessa Rouse, Deane; a nephew, Matthew Ison, Premium; a great-niece, Mia Rouse; and a great-nephew, Gage Rouse. Funeral services were held July 26, 2007 at Blair Branch Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Whitaker Cemetery at Premium, KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, August 1, 2007

Adams, Judy Holbrook

Funeral services for Judy Adams, 88, of Ermine, KY, were held March 29, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Holbrook Cemetery at Craft's Colly, KY. Mrs. Adams was the daughter of the late Hiram and Rosie Shepherd Holbrook. She was a sister of the late Bethel Griffie, Alex Holbrook, Willie Holbrook, Hence Holbrook, Archie Holbrook, Belle Smith, Nancy Holbrook Melton, Amy Adams, and Millie Lewis. She died March 26, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. She is survived by her husband, Hezakiah Adams, and a sister-in-law, Rachel Holbrook, Ermine. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 2, 2008

Adams, Margaret Wright

Margaret Adams of Quartzite, Arizona, formerly of Letcher County, KY, passed away, June 12th, 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona after a very long illness. She was the daughter of the late James and Leona Wright of Payne Gap, Kentucky, and the wife of Ben Adams of Quartzite, Arizona, also formerly of Cram Creek in Letcher County. Margaret was born on September 6, 1934, making her 72 years, 9 months and 6 days of age at her passing. She leaves behind two children, Sandy (Dave) Rothwell of Seattle, Washington, and Benny (Rhonda) Adams of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, two grandchildren, Cory Stewart of Seattle and Kerry Adams of Fort Lauderdale, two great-grandchildren, five sisters, Kay (Ray) Adkins of Kent, Ohio, Polly (Joe) Bittrich of Jenkins, Theresa (Bob) Matney of Brandenburg, KY, Janie Bright of Payne Gap, and Sheila Wright of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Three brothers, Tom (Norma) Wright of Jenkins, John (Dallas) Wright of Payne Gap, and Jesse (Esther) Wright of Payne Gap and lots of friends. Margaret was the third child of James and Leona, and the first of nine children to pass away. She fought a long, hard battle for the last few years of her life. She never gave up and always had an upbeat attitude about life, lifting the spirits of family and friends. She never complained. She always had a smile for everyone and if she knew of any of her friends or family who was sick or needed help, she let them know she was thinking of them and was there for them. Margaret will be missed, but she would want us to celebrate her life instead of feeling so sad. We love and miss you, Margaret. Your extended family. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, August 1, 2007

Adams, Ona Blaine Quillen

Funeral services for Ona Blaine Quillen Adams, 80, were held June 11, 2007 at the Neon First Church of God, Neon, Letcher Co KY. Burial was in the Reynolds Cemetery at Seco, Letcher Co KY. A daughter of the late W.M. and Essie Blaine Wright Quillen, she was the mother of the late Michael Lynn Adams. She was the sister of the late Cossie C. Quillen, Dr. Samuel W. Quillen, Victor Quillen, and Edsel Quillen. She died June 9, 2007. Mrs. Adams was a beautician in Harlan, KY and Neon, KY, and she and her husband, Robert Vernon Adams, owned and operated the Neon Rexall, Neon, KY. She was a member of the Neon First Church of God, Neon, KY, where she was the secretary of the Sunday School and the Women of the Church of God. Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Phillip V. Adams and wife Kathy, and a daughter, Linda Adams Collins and husband James D. Collins, all of Neon, KY; five grandchildren, Allison R. Adams, Jonathan D. Adams, Robert K. Collins, S. Stamper Collins, all of Neon, KY, and Michael A. Adams and wife Heather, Fort Campbell, KY; nephews Sam Quillen and wife Anna, Scooter Quillen and wife Brenda, and J.V. Quillen and wife Annie; and nieces Lesley Williams and husband Dennis, Nina Fay Selvage, and Nelda Gay Johnson and husband Robert. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, June 13, 2007

Adams, Otis

Funeral services for Otis Adams, 86, of Jeremiah, KY, were held May 11, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Adams Cemetery at Jeremiah, KY. A son of the late Lenville and Mary Smith Adams, he died May 7, 2008 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home. He was the father of the late Robert Adams. He is survived by his wife, Iona Bailey Adams; two brothers, Gillis Adams, Jeremiah, and Lowell Adams, London; and a sister, Grace Ison, Jeremiah, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, May 14, 2008

Adams, Phyllis Ann Tolliver

Phyllis Ann Adams, 64, died April 14, 2008 at her home at Bulan, KY. She was a daughter of the late Elijah and Opal Frazier Tolliver, and was the mother of the late Greg Adams. Funeral services were held April 17, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. She is survived by her husband, Bill Adams; a son, Jeff Adams, Bulan; a brother, Jerry Tolliver and wife Ella, Payne Gap, KY; and a grandchild, Alexandria Adams. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, May 14, 2008

Adams, Rena V.

Rena V. Adams, 63, of New Castle, Delaware, died December 10, 2007. Funeral services will be held December 13, 2007 in Newport, Delaware. Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Daniel Adams; three daughters, Sabrina Barnett, Kentucky; Sheila Goetz, Smyrna, Delaware; and Michelle Adams, New Castle, DE; a sister, Ellarea Hamilton, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Danielle Adams, New Castle, DE, and Christopher Joseph, Stephanie Joseph, and Joshua Joseph, all of Kentucky; and a number of great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, December 12, 2007

Adams, Robert Vernon

Robert Vernon Adams died August 30, 2007. He was 80 years old. Adams was a son of the late Louis Gibson and Kelsey G. Adams, and a grandson of the late Will and Loretta Adams, with whom he lived after his mother's death. He was married to the late Ona Blaine Quillen Adams, and was the father of the late Michael Lynn Adams. He was a brother of the late Kelsey Ray Adams and Alice Mae Adams. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and was a manager of the A&P grocery stores in Neon and Harlan, KY. He also worked at the Quillen Rexalls in Whitesburg, KY and Neon, KY before he and his wife purchased the drugstore in Neon, KY. After selling the drugstore in the early 1980s, he worked in the produce department at Rowlette's Shopwise. Adams was a member of the Neon Volunteer Fire Department and later served on its board of directors. He also belonged to the Neon Community Lions Club and was a committee chair for the eyeglass project. He was a member of the First Church of God. Surviving are a son, Phillip V. Adams and wife Kathy, and a daughter, Linda Adams Collins and husband James D., all of Neon, KY; grandchildren, Allison R. Adams, Jonathan D. Adams, Robert K. Collins, and S. Stamper Collins, all of Neon, KY, and Michael A. Adams and wife Heather, Fort Campbell, KY; sisters, Delores Adams and Lorinda Grubbs and husband Jerry, all of Lincoln Park, Mich., and Violetta Adams, Pikeville, KY; nephews, Dr. Sam W. Quillen and wife Anna, and Cossie "Scooter" Quillen and wife Brenda; and niece, Lesley Quillen Williams and husband Dennis. Funeral services were held September 2, 2007 at the Neon First Church of God. Burial was in the Reynolds Cemetery at Seco, KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 5, 2007

Adams, Sylvia Combs

Sylvia Combs Adams, 68, of Jeremiah, KY, died September 3, 2007 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hazard, Perry Co KY. Born in Perry County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Kermit and Nancy Jones Mullins. She was the widow of Power Combs, and was the sister of the late Virgil Mullins, Rant Jent, Allie Amburgey, and Maggie Slone. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Lighthouse Church. Burial will be in the Mullins Cemetery at Redfox, KY. Surviving are three sons, Caleb Combs and wife Ruth, Bobby Combs, and Earnest Ray Adams and wife Evelyn; two daughters, Ann Gilley and husband Jimmy, and Melissa Lucas and husband Demas; two sisters, Corene Caudill Miles and Herma Jacobs; a brother, Harlan Mullins; six grandchildren, Jimmy Gilley, Kayla Caudill, April Combs, Dalton Combs, Bobby Ray Combs, and Sylvia Latasha Eldridge. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 5, 2007

Adams, Thelma Richardson

Funeral services for Thelma Adams, 87, were held May 17, 2007 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Webb Cemetery at Mayking, KY. A daughter of the late Albert Harrison and Hattie Jane Adams Richardson, she was born in Letcher County. She died May 14, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Mrs. Adams was the widow of Urias N. Adams. The couple kept foster children for more than 45 years, totaling 209 children. She was the mother of the late Glen Adams, and a sister of the late J.P. Richardson, Elza Richardson, Alonzo Richardson, Myrta Vetters, Lucy Bailey, and Alice Morgan. She was a member of the Thornton Old Regular Baptist Church at Mayking, KY. Surviving are a son, Dewey Bradley, Whitesburg; a sister, Jessie Kile, Wayne, Mich.; and a great-grandchild, Dewayne Bradley. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, May 23, 2007

Addington, Anna Johnson

Anna Addington, 56, died April 1, 2008 at her home in Jenkins, KY. A daughter of the late Johnny and Margie Johnson, she was the grandmother of the late Angela Machniak. She was a member of the New Freedom Worship Center and had worked as a caregiver. Surviving are a son, Danny Addington, Jenkins, KY; a son-inlaw, Shane Anderson, Lancaster, KY; two daughters, Alice Machniak, Jenkins, KY, and Vonda Anderson, Lancaster, KY; a brother, Jake Johnson, Jenkins, KY; two sisters, Martha Griffie, Indiana, and Jimmy Johnson, Clintwood, Va.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 3, 2008 at the New Freedom Worship Center. Burial was in the Anderson Cemetery at Shelby Gap, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 9, 2008

Allen, William "Bill"

Allen, Willie "Bill" - Funeral services for Willie "Bill" Allen, 84, were held August 16, 2008 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Isom Cemetery, Isom, KY. A son of the late James Edgar Allen Sr. and Valene Banks Allen Gullett, he was born in Breathitt County, KY. He died August 14, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was the widower of Bethel Caudill Allen, the father of the late Sharon K. Allen and Roger Allen, and the grandfather of the late Ashton Faith Allen and Lauren Hope Allen. Allen was a U.S. Navy veteran and served aboard the U.S.S. Albany. Surviving are two daughters, Martha Sue Breeding, Columbus, Ind., and Rebecca Lynn Day, Isom, KY; six sons, Billy Allen, Nashville, Tenn.; Ray Allen, Jeff, KY; Rodney Lee Allen, Whitco, KY; Tim Allen and James Allen, both of Isom, KY; and Jeff Allen, Sandlick, KY; 14 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper-Whitesburg, Letcher County Ky. Sept. 11, 2008

Anderson, Brenda Carol Shephard

Funeral services for Brenda Carol Anderson, 60, were held April 14, 2008 at Carty Funeral Home, Neon, KY. Burial was in the Anderson family cemetery. A daughter of the late Alex and Edna Kiser Shephard, she was born at Camp Branch, KY. She died April 10, 2008 at her home at Jackhorn, KY. Mrs. Anderson had worked at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY as a CNA. She was the mother of the late Regina Schultz. Surviving are three daughters, Vickie Short and Alicia Anderson, both of Jackhorn, KY, and Cindy Anderson, Paris, KY; two sons, Anthony Anderson, Jackhorn, KY, and Alex Anderson, Camp Branch, KY; four grandchildren, Keri, Gabby, Ethan, and Faith; two sisters, Twinkle Noble, Dunham and Frona Whitaker, Alexandria, KY; and two brothers, Doug Shephard, Sandlick, KY, and Don Shephard, McRoberts, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 16, 2008

Anderson, Mary E Lemaster

Former Fleming-Neon, KY resident Mary E. Lemaster Anderson of Edmonton, died last week at the age of 98. A daughter of the late Spence and Samantha McDowell Lemaster, she was the widow of Frank Anderson, and the mother of the late Ulysses Anderson and Flossie Austin. She was a member of the Wisdom Faith Community Church. Surviving are a daughter, Lovella Dotson, Exie; two sons, Virgil Anderson and wife Carole, Salina, Kansas, and Doug Anderson and wife Jan, Edmonton; a daughter-in-law, Gertha Anderson, Elyria, Ohio; a son-in-law, Arthur Austin, Edmonton; 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 64 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 2, 2008 at Wisdom Faith Community Church. Graveside services were held March 4, 2008 at Beaver Dam Cemetery at Colson, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 5, 2008. (no death date on this obituary; approximate date of death 29 February, 2008)

Anderson, Paul Dean

Paul Dean Anderson, 71, of Canton, Ohio, died October 21, 2007. Born at Cromona, KY, he was a son of the late Martin and Margie Anderson. He was the father of the late Paul Anderson Jr.; the grandfather of the late Kenny Anderson and Tony Wynn Jr.; and a brother of the late Emma Jean Bullion, Peggy Madden, Leroy Anderson, and Bobby Lou Anderson. Anderson was a U.S. Air Force veteran and attended Arlington Avenue Church of God. He retired from the Timken Company after working there 25 years. Surviving are his wife, Symolene "Shot" Gibson Anderson; three daughters, Sandra Anderson and Paulette Saavedra, both of South Carolina, and Beverly Menendez, North Carolina; two sons, Bobby Gibson and wife Pam and Jimmy Anderson and wife Angel Douglas, all of Florida; grandchildren, Justin, Kristan, Halli, Michael, Robbie, Katie, Angelina, Stephanie, Pricella, Searra, John, Lee and Tony Wynn III; 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Kenneth Anderson, Arizona; Sonny Anderson and wife Ethel, Indiana; and Eugene Anderson and wife Mary Ann, Kentucky; and four sisters, Nadine Nibert and husband Harry and Lena Cobb and husband Jim, all of West Virginia, and Betty Sue Gross and husband Troy and Edna Austin and husband Red, all of Kentucky. Funeral services were held October 25, 2007 in Canton, OH. Burial was in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, November 28, 2007

Arnold, Manford Ray "Bud"

Funeral services for Manford Ray "Bud" Arnold, 71, were held April 28, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Adams family cemetery at Jeremiah, KY. A son of the late Ray and Mary Jane Bates Arnold, he died April 25, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. He is survived by a daughter, Joanie Dixon, Elk Creek, KY; a son, Timothy D. Arnold, Tell City, Ind.; a brother, Jim Arnold, Elk Creek, KY; a sister, Marie Banks, Jeremiah, KY; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 30, 2008

Auvil, Anna Rae Shortt

Funeral services for Anna Rae Auvil, 66, of McRoberts, KY, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday), March 26, 2008 at the Neon First Church of God, Neon, KY. Burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. A daughter of the late Cephus Ray and Bonnie Frances Burgess Shortt, she was born at McRoberts, KY. She died March 22, 2008 at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, KY. She was the executive secretary at Packing Corporation of America for several years. She attended the Neon First Church of God, Neon, KY. She was a sister of the late Larry Lynn Shortt, and a niece of the late Roy Lee Burgess. Surviving are a son, Ronald P. Auvil II and wife Jessica, McRoberts, KY; a brother, Dannie Joe Shortt and wife Rose, West Lafayette, Ohio; two nieces, Tony Ellen Shortt, Uhrichsville, Ohio, and Raylynn Danielle Shortt, West Lafayette, Ohio; a nephew, Tyler Joe Shortt, Coshocton, Ohio; and an aunt, Irma Burgess, Middleton, Ohio. Carty Funeral Home, Neon, KY, has charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 26, 2008

Back, Clyde Carl

Memorial services for Clyde Carl Back, 68, of Berry, Ala., were held December 31, 2007 in Fayette, Ala. He died December 28, 2007 at the Fayette Medical Center. Born in Letcher County, KY, he was a son of the late Kelly Wise and Manerva Caudill Back. Survivors include his wife, Jana Hammonds Back; two daughters Carolyn Miller, Centerville, Penn., and Constance Johnson, Butler, Penn.; a son, Clyde Keith Back and wife Lorraine, La Plata, Md.; two sisters, Nancy Arnold, Roanoke, Va., and Blanche Byrd, Liberty; four brothers, Ivan Back, Michigan City, Ind.; Hershel Back, Independence; Kelly Wise Back Jr., Kentucky; and Virgil Back, Fayette, Ala.; and six grandchildren, Gus Diggs Jr., Joseph Anthony Diggs, Heather Miller, Krista Back, Eleni Back, and Matthew Miller. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 9, 2008

Back, Eric Douglas

Eric Douglas Back died January 5, 2008 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, KY after a long illness. He was 39 years old. Born in Letcher County, KY, he was a son of the late Edna Jane Back, a nephew of the late Tommy Back, and a grandson of the late Marlin and Golden Smith Back. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed camping and the outdoors. Survivors include a son, Zachery Douglas Back, Blackey, KY; two daughters, Cassie Nicole Back and Tiffany Michelle Back, both of Blackey, KY; an aunt, Jean Arthur Blair, Blackey, KY; and two uncles, Joe Arnold Back and Dorse Back, both of Blackey, KY. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Dixon-Back Cemetery at Blackey, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 9, 2008

Back, Hershel

Former Millstone resident Hershel Back, 84, of Covington, KY, died April 28, 2008. Back was a retired machinist from Ford Motor Company, and a U.S Army veteran of World War II where he served on D-Day and was promoted to sergeant in the field. He was a member of the Latonia Veterans of Foreign Wars, Moose Lodge of Covington, and United Auto Workers. Surviving him are his wife, Barbara Potter Back; two sons, Hershel V. Back and Darrel W. Back, both of Independence; two sisters, Blanche Byrd, Somerset, KY, and Nancy Lee Arnold, Roanoke, Va.; three brothers, Virgil Back, Newport News, Va.; Ivan Back, Michigan; and Kelly "Junior" Back, Carrollton; 12 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Delecia "Lisa" Haddix. Funeral services will be held May 2, 2008. Burial will be in the Floral Hills Cemetery in Covington, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 30, 2008

Back, Ray M

Ray M. Back, 86, of Blackey, KY, died May 30, 2007 at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hazard, KY. Mr. Back was a member of the Letcher County Board of Education for 24 years. He was chairman of the board for 17 years. Mr. Back was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret "Mag" Dixon Back. Surviving are his wife, Beulah Back; a son, Joseph R. Back, of Blackey; two brothers, Reedus Back, of Morehead, and John Back, of Lexington, KY; three sisters, Irene Brown, of Whitesburg, KY, Minerva Craft, of Walton, KY, and JoAnn Walters, of Blackey, KY; and a grandson, Matthew. Mr. Back was preceded in death by two brothers, Agnon Back and James Back; and a sister, Artie Campbell. Funeral services were held June 2, 2007 at the Blair Branch Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Elder Jim Dixon Cemetery at Blackey, KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, June 6, 2007

Bailey, Ernest

Ernest Bailey, 68, of Isom, died November 24, 2007 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, KY. He was a son of the late Howard and Opal Madden Bailey, and was a brother of the late Earl Bailey, Roscoe Bailey, Liza Jean Bailey Collins, and Linda Mae Bailey. Surviving are his wife, Sharon L. Lucas Bailey; a daughter, Sandra Kay Donnelly, Isom, KY; a son, Ernest Howard Bailey, Naples, Fla.; three brothers, Raymond Bailey and Jay Bailey, both of Smoot Creek, KY, and Moses Bailey, Herman, Tenn.; four sisters, Matilda Bailey, Herman, Tenn.; Lula Belle Collins, Pensacola, Fla.; Nancy Bailey and Betsy Bailey, both of High Point, N.C.; and two grandchildren, William Ray Donnelly and Hayley Joe Donnelly. Funeral services were held November 27, 2007 at the Lighthouse Church. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Whitesburg, KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, November 28, 2007

Bailey, Vanis "Punk"

Funeral services for Vanis "Punk" Bailey, 74, of Isom, KY, were held December 30, 2007 at the Little Colley Pentecostal Church. Burial was in the Bailey Cemetery at Isom, KY. A son of the late Granville and Eliza Stamper Bailey, he was born in Letcher County, KY. He died December 27, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. He was a brother of the late Robert Bailey, Bill Bailey, and Olivia Caudill. Surviving are his wife, Velva Sexton Bailey; a son, Stephen Bailey, Isom; a daughter, Vivian Combs and husband Charlie, Isom; two granddaughters, Pam Frohnapfel and husband Rex, and Zoe Bailey; two brothers, Vernon Bailey and Verlin Bailey, both of Isom, KY; two sisters, Agnes Sexton, Isom, KY, and Edith Morgan, Redfox, KY; a friend, Kenneth Sexton; and a nephew, Chris Sexton and wife Diane. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 9, 2008

Baker, Cynthia

Funeral services for Cynthia Baker, 86, were held January 24, 2008 in Wise, Va. Burial was in the Wise Cemetery. A daughter of the late Virgil and Sarah Jane Church, she was married to the late James "Tate" Hylton, the late Jack Johnson, and the late Samuel Baker Sr. She was the mother of the late Joe Hylton, the stepmother of the late Minerva Holcomb, and a sister of the late Carson Church, Lillie Luckadoo, and Jencie Meade. Mrs. Baker died January 22, 2008 at the Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Norton, Va. She was a member of the Dunham Bethel Old Regular Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Eunice Clark, Wise, Va., and Barbara Turnmyre, Jenkins, KY; three sons, James "Buddy" Hylton, Bethlehem, Ga.; Jerry Hylton, Wise, Va.; and Roger Johnson, Jenkins, KY; five stepchildren; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; a brother, Clayton Church, Pound, Va.; and a friend, Louella Smith. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 30, 2008

Baker, Meldia Slone

Funeral services for Meldia Slone Baker, 76, of Whitesburg, KY, were held Sept. 1, 2007 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Beaver Dam Cemetery at Colson, KY. Born in Knott County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Isom and Maggie Taylor Slone. She died August 29, 2007 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Baker was a sister of the late Myrtle Sexton, Corsie Baker, Gladys Amburgey, and Isom Slone Jr., and the mother of the late Edward Sturgill. She was a member of the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Charles Ted Baker; a daughter, Angela Cornett, Mayking; two granddaughters, Amber Cornett and Lesley Cornett, both of Mayking, KY; two brothers, Pete Slone, Berea, Ohio, and Wilson Slone, Colson, KY; and two sisters, Della Watkins, Cleveland, Ohio, and Lettie Hall, Richmond, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 12, 2007

Bakun, Verniece Caudill

Verniece Caudill Bakun died at her home in Lompoc, Calif., on January 21, 2008. She was 79 years old. Born at Van, KY, she was a daughter of the late Willie and Sophie Jefferson Caudill. She was a sister of the late Emery Titus Caudill, Millard Arlie Caudill, Willie Earl Caudill, and Violet Dean Fish. Mrs. Bakun was graduated from Lee's College and taught school in Letcher County, KY. Later she served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. She was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Sergeant's Association, and the Women's Air Force Memorial in Washington, D.C. She was a member of Angels Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Albert Joseph Bakun; a son, Michael Joseph; a brother, Laurel Caudill, Lake Bluff, Ill.; and two sisters, Zola Pansy Ratliff, Premium, KY, and Virginia Frazier, Cocoa, Fla. Graveside services were held January 31, 2008 at San Joaquin National Cemetery in Gustine, Calif. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 2, 2008

Banks, Kendall Ray

Kendall Ray Banks, 80, of Sergent, KY, died July 12, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. He was a son of the late Charlie D. and Thelma Gibson Banks, and was a brother of the late Jack Floyd Banks and a brother-in-law of the late James Day. He attended the Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Catherine Hall Adams Banks; three sons, Doug Banks, Naples, Fla.; Jack Banks, Seymour, Ind.; and Phillip Banks and wife Rhonda, Columbus, Ind.; a daughter, Karen Smith and husband Harold, Shepherdsville; two brothers, Bert Banks and wife Lou and Charles Banks and wife Faye, all of Cowan; a sister, Jeanette Day, Cowan; nine grandchildren, Amanda Miller, Tyler Banks, Garrett Banks, Gene Smith, Anthony Smith and wife Billie, Christopher Smith, Trista Smith, and Anthony Earl Smith; and three great-grandchildren, Jasmine Smith, Sabastian Smith, and Bryce Smith. Funeral services were held July 14 at Letcher Funeral Home. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, July 18, 2007

Banks, Mark Allen

Mark Allen Banks died August 4, 2007 at his home at Cowan, KY after an illness. He was 39 years old. Born in Letcher County, KY, he was a son of the late Frank and Helen Donnelly Banks. He owned and operated the Computer Clinic. He is survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held August 6, 2007 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Dinah Blair Cemetery at Cowan, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 12, 2007

Banks, Willa Moncrief

Funeral services for Willa Moncrief Banks, 89, were held Dec. 1, 2007 in Elizabethtown, KY. Burial was in the Patrick Banks Cemetery in Letcher County, KY. Born in Letcher County, KY, she died Nov. 29, 2007 at her home in Elizabethtown, KY. She was a daughter of the late Starks and Kizzie Adams Moncrief and was married to the late Virgil Banks. She was a sister of the late Starks E. Moncrief and Mary Ruth Webb. Mrs. Banks was a member of Severns Valley Baptist Church and was retired from Fort Knox Civil Service. She is survived by a daughter, Sue Preston, Elizabethtown, KY; two grandchildren, Doug Preston and wife Lesa, Hodgenville, KY, and Dawn Roberts and husband Michael, Elizabethtown, KY; and four great-grandchildren, Kelli Rogers and Josh Roberts, both of Elizabethtown, KY, and Sara Preston and Dustin Preston, both of Hodgenville, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, December 5, 2007

Barrett, Price

Price Barrett died October 29, 2007 at his home at Isom, KY. He was 95 years old. Born in Breathitt County, KY, he was a son of the late Anderson and Lula Souse Barrett. He was married to the late Reneva Caudill, and was a retired coal miner. He was a brother of the late Clay Barrett and Jasper Barrett. Surviving are three sons, Ronald Barrett, Warren, Mich.; Gene Barrett, Clinton Township, Mich.; and Terry Barrett, Isom, KY; a sister, Alberta Dailey, Whitesburg, KY; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 1, 2007 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Caudill Cemetery at Isom, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, November 7, 2007

Begley, Lettie Faye Sexton

Funeral services for Lettie Faye Sexton Begley, 68, will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) February 13, 2008 at Little Brown Church in Tennessee. A former resident of Letcher County, KY, she died February 10, 2008 at her home in Sharps Chapel, Tenn. She was the grandmother of the late Jamie Lee Kiser, and the mother-in-law of the late Michelle Begley. Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Chester Begley; two daughters, Delana Kiser and husband Ronnie, Sharps Chapel, and Devona Buckner and husband Tom, Halls; two sons, Jeffrey Begley and Wayne Begley and wife Rena, all of Sharps Chapel; two brothers, Harold Sexton, Lexington, KY, and Ray Sexton, Waco, Tex.; three sisters, Lourissa Kiser, Madison, Ind., and Martha Sexton and Rena Mae Collins, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, February 13, 2008

Belcher, James

Funeral services for James Belcher, 75, of Shelby Gap, KY, were held August 15, 2007 at Carty Funeral Home. Burial was in the Victor - Belcher family cemetery. Born at Dorton, KY, he was a son of the late Victor and Cordella Osborne Belcher. He was married to the late Shelby Jean Belcher, and after her death married Nola Jones Belcher, who survives him. He was the grandfather of the late Teddy Todd Tackett. He died August 12, 2007 at his home. Belcher was a retired car dealer and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Fleming Pentecostal Church. Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Carol Sue Milam and Cheryl Ann Belcher, both of Shelby Gap, KY, and Denna Kay Gaither, Horse Branch, KY; two sons, James Ricky Belcher, Virgie, KY, and Jeffrey Lynn Belcher, Shelby Gap, KY; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; five stepchildren, Charles Douglas Osborne, Johnny Osborne, Stewart James Osborne, and Evelyn Adams, all of Eolia, and Nannie Fern Boggs, Cowan; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Stella Cook, Knoxville, Tenn.; Doris Potter, Dorton, KY; and Loraine Potter, Elkhorn Creek, KY; and a brother, Arnold Belcher, Shelby Gap, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, August 22, 2007

Bentley, Billie Jo

Billie Jo Bentley, 75, of Jackhorn, KY, died June 12, 2008 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, KY. She was a daughter of the late Richard Brose and Stella Yonts Bentley, and the widow of Willie Bentley. She was a sister of the late Wanda Lee Bentley. Mrs. Bentley was a member of the Little Creek Church of Christ. Surviving are two daughters, Lou Vera Fulton, Jackhorn, KY, and Cheryl Bentley, Lexington, KY; three sons, Tony Craig Bentley and Sheldon Kent Bentley, both of Jackhorn, KY, and Timothy Van Bentley, Richmond, KY; a sister, Norma Hall, McRoberts, KY, a brother, Raymond Bentley, Mayking, KY; and four grandchildren, David Shadrick Fulton, Jordan Robert Fulton, Shiloh Glynn Fulton, and Bryce Dawson Bentley. Funeral services were held June 15, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Willie Bentley Cemetery at Jackhorn, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 18, 2008

Bentley, Edgar

Edgar Bentley, passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at Hospice Care Center. He was 85. Born on October 14, 1922, at Democrat, KY, in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Henry and Cordelia Martin Bentley. Edgar served in World War II from 1941-1945. He was a coal miner for 15 years and later worked 25 years at the University of Kentucky as a maintenance foreman. He is survived by his wife Lois and two children, Gordon Bentley of Lexington, KY, and Teresa Bentley of Salvisa, KY. He is also survived by one brother, Henry of Lake Park, GA, and one sister, Bonnie Craft of Whitesburg, KY. Funeral services will be 10am Friday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main St. by Brother Alan Dodson. Burial will be in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-8pm Thursday. Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504. Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 5/7/2008

Bentley, Lester "L.D."

Funeral services for Lester "L.D." Bentley, 81, of Millstone, KY, were held June 14, 2008 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Memorial Park at Ermine, KY. A son of the late Ben and Lola Lark Bentley, he died June 10, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. He was a brother of the late Kenneth Bentley and Roberta Maggard. He was a member of Lonesome Pine Masonic Lodge #884 and the Millstone Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Billie Jean Bentley; four sons, Gary Bentley, Lakeland, Fla.; Daniel Gail Bentley and Ben Bentley, both of Millstone, KY; and Tim Bentley, Georgetown, KY; a daughter, Lisa Fleming, Neon, KY; a sister, Millie Ann Burke, Green County; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 18, 2008

Bentley, Nancy Marie

Funeral services for Nancy Marie Bentley, 93, of Jackhorn, KY, were held August 3 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery at Virgie, KY. A daughter of the late Creg "K" and Dolly Elizabeth Fleming Bentley, she was the widow of Noah Sherman Bentley. She was the mother of the late George Van Bentley, Kenneth R. Bentley, Noreen Moffat, and Rosemary Bentley. Mrs. Bentley died August 1, 2007 at Britthaven Nursing Home in Cumberland, KY. Surviving are two sons, William Gerald Bentley, Clyde, Ohio, and Donald A. Bentley, Jackhorn, KY; five daughters, Annette Mae Bentley, Jackhorn, KY; Billie Sue Williams and Phyllis Ann Bates, both of Harvey, La.; Judith Gail Bentley, Norton, Va.; and Rhonda Hall, Weber City, Va.; a brother, Daniel Bentley, Frankfort, KY; a sister, Ellen Hampton, Pikeville, KY; 21 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, August 8, 2007

Bevins, George Washington

Funeral services for George Washington Bevins, 82, of Jenkins, KY, were held October 22, 2007 at Carty Funeral Home. Burial was in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Stone Gap, Va. A son of the late John W. "Byrd" and Anna Wolfe Bevins, he was born in Virginia. He died October 19, 2007 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hazard, KY. Bevins was married to the late Carrie Elswick Bevins. He was a retired coal miner from Bethlehem Steel Corporation and a member of the United Mine Workers of America. Surviving are two sons, Robert A. Bevins and wife Vivian, Mosherville, Penn., and George E. Bevins and wife Patsy, Jenkins, KY; five grandchildren, Donna Bowman, Angela Gilbert, Melanie Baker, Eddie Bevins, and Emily Bevins; and eight grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, October 24, 2007

Biggerstaff, Leslie Sue

Leslie Sue Biggerstaff died June 3 at her home in Whitesburg, KY. She was 60 years old. Born in Letcher County, Kentucky, she was a daughter of Prina Howell Biggerstaff and the late Ray Biggerstaff. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Whitesburg, KY. Surviving in addition to her mother are two brothers, Dr. Ray Biggerstaff and wife Betty, Bowling Green, KY, and Ronnie Biggerstaff and wife Shelia, Whitesburg, KY; a sister, Linda Biggerstaff Bell and husband Darrell, Whitesburg, KY; a nephew, Trinity Bell and wife Nikey, Whitesburg, KY; and two nieces, Morgan Biggerstaff and Brandy Collins and husband Will. Funeral services were held June 6 at the First Baptist Church in Whitesburg, KY. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, June 13, 2007

Blair, Earl Jack

Earl Jack Blair died November 21, 2007 at the age of 89. Born in Letcher County, KY, he was a son of the late Dave and Martha Blair and was the widower of Ruby Blair. He was the father of the late John Blair. Blair was a member and a deacon of the Millstone, Kentucky Methodist Church and chaplain of the Mayking, Kentucky Fire Department. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He worked for Inland Steel and Island Creek Coal Company. Surviving are a son, Bill Blair, Bottom Fork, KY; two daughters, Ada Chafin and husband Dave, Bottom Fork, KY, and Donna Hall and husband Major "Red", River Rouge, Mich.; a sister, Anna Huff, Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, Bill Blair, South Carolina; nine grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 25, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, November 28, 2007

Blair, Janet Gay

Janet Gay Blair, 56, died November 17, 2007 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Roanoke, Va., after a long illness. Born in Letcher County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Arlie and Mollie Gay Whitaker Blair, and a sister of the late Deanna Back. She was married from 1970 to 1994 to Charlie Nichols of Letcher, KY, and lived those years as a Navy wife, moving frequently with her family to places such as Charleston, S.C.; Williamsburg, Va.; and Virginia Beach, Va. Surviving are three daughters, Crystal Weldon and husband David, Cary, N.C.; Dawn Cowan and husband Brian, Roanoke, Va.; and Kelli Nichols, Roanoke, Va.; a granddaughter, Trinity Amaris; three brothers, Arlin "A.J." Blair and wife Terri, Meta; Russell Blair and wife Connie, Jeremiah, KY; and David Blair, Virginia. Graveside services were held December 15 at the Lewis Back- Sam Blair Cemetery at Letcher, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, December 19, 2007

Blair, Melanie Dawn

Melanie Dawn Blair died September 22, 2007 at her home at Blackey, KY after a long illness. She was 39 years old. She was a daughter of Doreen Fields Calhoun of Blackey, KY and the late Claude Bernard Blair. Surviving in addition to her mother are a brother, Timothy Blair and wife Jennifer, Elizabethtown, KY; a sister, Regina Brown and husband Ernie, Blackey, KY; a stepbrother, Doug Calhoun and wife Barbara, Hindman, KY; two stepsisters, Susan Ison and husband Ronald, Jeremiah, KY, and Tammy Suggs and husband Jim, Sophia, N.C.; her stepfather, Wendell Calhoun, Blackey, KY; and a brother-in-law, Stan Lowe, Vilas, N.C. Funeral services were held September 25, 2007 at the Montgomery Baptist Church. Burial was in the Whitaker Cemetery at Letcher, KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 26, 2007

Boggs, Ella Venus Sturgill

Ella Venus Sturgill Boggs died April 5, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. She was 84 years old. A daughter of the late William and Allie Sturgill, she was the widow of Homer Boggs. She was the mother of the late Carlos Boggs. Surviving are two daughters, Faye Bolling, Raymond, Wash., and Terry Parrott, Whitesburg, KY; two sons, Ralph Boggs, Whitesburg, KY, and Roger Boggs, Lexington, KY; a sister, Beulah Johnson, Whitesburg, KY; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday), April 9, 2008 in Pound, Va. Burial will be in the Boggs family cemetery in Pound, Va. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 9, 2008

Boggs, Lucy Bell

Lucy Bell Boggs died July 31, 2007 at her home at Cowan, KY. She was 59 years old. A daughter of Oshie Marie Baker Boggs and the late David Carrol Boggs, she was born in Letcher County, KY. She was the grandmother of the late Caleb Ray Cornett and Aaron Joseph Eldridge. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Wade Boggs; a son, Colin Ray Cornett, Linefork, KY; three daughters, Betty Faye Cornett, Blackey, KY; Phyllis Kaye Maggard, Whitesburg, KY; and Jaclyn Karen Boggs, Cowan, KY; five brothers, Rodney O'neil Boggs, Gary Wayne Boggs, Randy Joe Boggs, John H. Boggs, and David Boggs Jr., all of Kingdom Come, KY; five sisters, Dana Marie Sturgill, Loretta Faye Martin, and Linda Gay Pendleton, all of Cowan, KY; Brenda Sue Ratliff and Sandra Kay Roark, both of Kingscreek, KY; and two grandchildren, David Kyle Eldridge and Devin Dakota Cornett. Funeral services were held August 3, 2007 at the Kingscreek Community Church. Burial was in the Boggs family cemetery at Kingdom Come, KY. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 12, 2007

Boggs, Oshie Marie

Oshie Marie Boggs died May 3, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. She was 84 years old. Born in Pound, Va., she was the daughter of the late Sherman and Belle Baker. She was married to the late David Carrol Boggs Sr. Also preceding her in death were two sons, Elvy Carrol Boggs and Lester Elbertlee Boggs; a daughter, Lucy Bell Boggs; a grandson, Jimmy Dean Boggs; two great-grandsons, Aaron Eldridge and Caleb Ray Cornett; and a brother, Luther Baker. Mrs. Boggs was a member of the Pentecostal Church. She is survived by five sons, Rodney Boggs, Gary Wayne Boggs, Randy Joe Boggs, John H. Boggs, and David Boggs Jr., all of Kingdom Come; five daughters, Dana Marie Sturgill, Faye Martin, and Linda Gay Pendleton, all of Cowan, and Brenda Sue Ratliff and Sandra Ray Roark, both of Kingscreek; 40 grandchildren, and 39 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 7 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Boggs family cemetery at Kingdom Come. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, May 14, 2008

Bolen, Mark Graham

Funeral services for Mark Graham Bolen, 48, of Winchester, KY, were held April 29, 2008 in Hindman, KY. Burial was in the Carr Fork Memorial Cemetery at Litt Carr, KY. A son of Edmon and Eleanor Bolen of Pinetop, KY, he was born in Berea, Ohio. He died April 25, 2008 at Clark County Regional Medical Center in Winchester, KY. Surviving in addition to his parents are a daughter, Ruby Aurianna Bolen, Letcher County, KY; a sister, Myra Michelle Baker and husband Greg, Hazard, KY; two brothers, Micah Edwin Bolen, South Carolina, and Matthew Mitchell Bolen, Pinetop, KY. He was a grandson of the late Ruby and Effie Watts and the late Bee and Dovie Bolen. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 30, 2008

Bolling, Sheryl May Nelson

Sheryl May Nelson Bolling of Eolia, died March 17, 2008 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY after a long illness. She was 50 years old. She was a daughter of Dorothy A. Nelson of Wise, Va., and the late Dr. Pierce D. Nelson. She was a granddaughter of the late Daniel H. and Ivy M. Nelson, and the late John J. and Rose D. Peringer. Mrs. Bolling was a graduate of J.J. Kelly High School in Wise, Va., and later received a degree from Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, Va. She raised horses and cared for dogs on her High Haven farm in eastern Kentucky. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Claude L. Bolling, Pound, Va.; four brothers, Fred Nelson, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Daniel Nelson and John Pierce "Petie" Nelson, both of Wise, Va.; and Hans Eric "Knute" Nelson, Rose Hill, Va.; and five sisters, Linda Nelson, Crescent City, Calif.; Judy Nelson Bednar, Pewaukee, Wis.; Sally Nelson Roop, Pound, Va.; Susan Nelson, Wise, Va.; and Lisa Nelson McClelland, Kingsport, Tenn. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 26, 2008

Boyd, David John

David John Boyd of Partridge, died February 25, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. He was 56 years old. He was a son of the late John Boyd and Walta Morgan Boyd Blair. Surviving are three brothers, Delbert Charles Blair, Partridge, KY, and Michael Boyd and Morgan Blair, both of Hazard, KY, and a sister, Ellan Johnson, Cumberland, KY. Funeral services were held February 28, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Blair family cemetery at Partridge, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 5, 2008

Branham, Danelda Loretta

Danelda Loretta Branham died February 15, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. She was 48 years old. Born at Seco, KY, she was a daughter of Loretta Brock and the late Daniel Brock. She was a granddaughter of the late Bethel and Nancy Brock, and the late Grover and Arminta Craft, and a sister of the late Nancy Brock. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Randy Branham; a son, Cam Branham and wife Tia, Mayking, KY; a daughter, Kristina Sandlin, Mayking, KY; two sisters, Dwonna Wagner and husband Jeff and Vicki Baker and husband Bryce, all of Mayking, KY; her mother-in-law, Eva Dean Branham, Mayking, KY; and five grandchildren, Houston, Hunter, Hayden, Kylee, and Randi. Funeral services were held February 18, 2008 at the Cram Creek Pentecostal Church. Burial was in the Craft Cemetery at Pine Creek, KY. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, February 20, 2008

Brashears, Colleen Fern

Colleen Fern Brashears, 74, of Cowan, died December 10, 2007 at Pikeville Medical Center. She was a daughter of the late Gurman E. and Roma Amburgey Addington and was married to Ray Brashears. Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Samuel R. Brashears, Cowan; a daughter, Stephanie Brashears, Kingdom Come; a sister, Joyce Addington, Cowan; and three grandchildren, Christopher Rucker, Orlando, Fla., and Samuel Lucas and Sarah Liane, both of Kingsport, Tenn. Funeral services were held December 14, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Brashears family cemetery at Kingdom Come, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, December 19, 2007

Breeding, Arnold E.

Funeral services for Arnold E. Breeding, 68, were held February 3, 2008 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Douglas Day Cemetery on Pine Mountain. A son of the late Theodore R. and Elizabeth Holland Breeding, he was born in Letcher County, KY. He died January 31, 2008 at his home at Mayking, KY. Breeding was a member of American Legion Douglas Day Post No. 152 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5829 in Whitesburg, KY. He was the father of the late Brian Breeding. Surviving are his wife, Ruby C. Breeding; a son, Kevin Breeding, Chicago, Ill.; a brother, James Breeding, Calhoun, Ga.; and two sisters, Joy Mae Blair and husband Bill, Mayking, KY, and Bernetta Craft Duorak and husband Fred, Chicago, Ill. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, February 20, 2008

Breeding, Melvina Caudill

BREEDING, Melvina (Caudill), 85, of Louisville passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at her home. She is the former Melvina Caudill, a native of Isom, KY. She was a retired private duty nurse for the former UpJohn Nursing Home. She was a member of Chenoweth Park Baptist Church and a member of American Business Woman Association and a KY Colonel. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jackie E. Breeding Sr.; and son, James C. Armstrong. She is survived by her sons, Jackie Breeding Jr., and Jerry W. Armstrong (Norma); daughters, Beverly Ann Fetterly (Harold), Debbie Yvonne Gnagie (Robert), Valerie Johnson (Garry); daughter-in-law, Catherine Armstrong; brother, Gobel Caudill (Carol); sisters, Juanita Bailey (Roy), Jeanette Hall; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 16, 2008, from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Highlands Family Owned Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road. Funeral service will be Friday, 1 p.m. at the funeral home with burial to follow in Resthaven Cemetery. Published in The Courier-Journal on 7/16/2008

Breeding, Roger Louie

Funeral services for Roger Louie Breeding, 59, of Isom, KY, were held April 12, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. A son of the late Cullen and Allie Blair Breeding, he died April 9, 2008 at Clark Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Linda Stout Breeding; two daughters, Tonya Breeding Short and husband David, Lexington, KY, and Holly Caudill and husband David, Little Colley, KY; eight brothers, Cullen Breeding Jr., Kissimmee, Fla.; Edward Lee Breeding, Mt. Washington; Larry Breeding, Louisville, KY; Toby Breeding, Jeremiah, KY; Mike Breeding, Tim Breeding, Jeff Breeding, and Kevin Breeding, all of Isom, KY; three sisters, Louise Hampton, Dayton, Ohio; Shelby Caudill, Franklin, Ohio; and Doris Hopkins, Middleton, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Emily Grace Caudill and Madison Layne Caudill. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 23, 2008

Brock, Billy Gene

Billy Gene Brock died December 2, 2007 at his home in Tuscaloosa, Ala., after a long illness. He was 45 years old. Born in Tiffin, Ohio, he was a son of Froney Gaye McPeeks Brock of Jenkins, KY and the late James Daniel Brock. He was the father of the late Geria Shavon Brock. He was a former resident of Letcher County, KY. Brock was a mine coordinator at Chevron P&M Mining in Berry, Ala. He was a member of the Daystar Family Church in Tuscaloosa. Surviving are his wife, Nicole Seals Brock; two daughters, Katherine Gay Brock, Whitesburg, KY, and Ciarra Dawn Brock, Millstone; two stepsons, Jonathan Cramblett and Jacob Cramblett; a brother, James Roy Brock, Mayking; and a sister, Kathryn Patricia Brock Ison, Jenkins, KY. Funeral services were held at the Zion Deliverance Church in Wayland, KY. Burial was in the Seals family cemetery at Colson, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, December 5, 2007

Brock, Hubert Sr.

Funeral services for Hubert Brock Sr., 43, of Cowan, KY, were held June 2, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Brock family cemetery at Pert Creek, KY. A son of the late Henry and Bonnie Bowling Brock, he was a brother of the late Toyna Brock and Bobby Brock. He died May 29, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Gambrell Brock; three sons, Brandon Maggard, Eolia, KY; Hubert Brock Jr., Thornton, KY; and Jeremy Brock, Little Cowan, KY; two daughters, Lydia Brock, Whitesburg, KY, and Sabrina Brock, Little Cowan, KY; eight brothers, Kermit Brock, Freddie Brock, William Brock, James Brock, Steve Brock, and Monroe Brock, all of Whitesburg, KY; Ronnie Brock, Pine Creek, KY; and Vollie Brock, Tiffin, Ohio; four sisters, Mollie Pennycuff and Lucinda Sandlin, both of Whitesburg, KY; Reba Parsons, Michigan; and Crystal McPeeks, Jenkins, KY; four grandchildren, Erica Brock, Lynzie Adams, Emaleigh Brock, and Kaleb Mason; a sister in-law, Melinda Mason, Cowan, KY; a brother-in-law, Charles Mason, Pineville, KY; and his mother-in-law, Vivian Mason, Little Cowan, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 4, 2008

Brock, Terry Lynn

Funeral services for Terry Lynn Brock, 39, of Mayking, KY, were held July 24, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Fugate Cemetery at Mayking, KY. A son of Katherine Sandlin Brock of Sergent, KY and the late Henry Brock, he died July 20, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. He was an uncle of the late Geria Brock. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Tammy Fugate Brock; two sons, Bobby Brock and Dalton Brock, both of Mayking, KY; a daughter, Crystal Conley and husband Michael, Hazard, KY; three brothers, Bobby Brock, Whitesburg, KY; Lewis Brock, Sergent, KY; and David Fields, Mallie, KY; three sisters, Lynda Taulbee, Tiffin, Ohio; Carol Cole and Lucy Brock, both of Whitesburg, KY; and a grandson, Michael Terry Conley. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, July 25, 2007

Brock, Veronica Johnson

Veronica Johnson Brock died June 17, 2008 at her home at Cumberland, KY after a long illness. She was 60 years old. Born at Partridge, KY, she was a daughter of the late Cliston and Ada Maggard Johnson. She was a sister of the late Wayne Johnson, Marty Johnson, Sherry Edwards, Loreva Cornett, and Sheila Potter. Mrs. Brock was a member of the Sandhill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Ray Brock; three children, Ricky Brock and wife Tammy, Pound, Va.; Timothy Ray Brock and wife Angela, and Kristie Brock Gladson and husband Brian, all of Cumberland, KY; eight grandchildren, Zachary Brock, Joshua Brock, Ethan Brock, Briana Brock, Shelby Brock, Sheyanna Gladson, Gage Gladson, and Jaycee Gladson; two brothers, Kenny Johnson and Reno Johnson, both of Cumberland, KY; and eight sisters, Tina Boggs, Piqua, Ohio; Joanna Ross, Lexington, KY; Sonita Hall and Debra Deal, both of Cumberland, KY; Jennifer Napier, Covington, KY; Virginia Gilley, Columbus, Ind.; Sylvia Johnson, Nicholasville, KY; and Mary Blair, Corydon, Ind. Funeral services were held June 20, 2008 in Benham, KY. Burial was in the Mullins Cemetery at Robertson Branch, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 25, 2008

Brown, Aaron Lynn

Funeral services for Aaron Lynn Brown, 33, of Dry Fork, KY, were held January 5, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. The son of Gary and Nancy Brown of Dry Fork, KY, he died January 1, 2008 at Ermine, KY. He was the grandson of the late George W. Popp and Jim Brown, and a nephew of the late Richard Popp. He was a member of the Premium Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his parents are a daughter, Brooke Lynn Brown, Hallie, KY; grandmothers, Grace Cornett, Whitesburg, KY, and Marian Fay Popp, Carrollton; a half-sister, Sheryl Elliot, Unicoi, Tenn.; Donna Lynn Williams and Kendra Lynn Adkins. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 9, 2008

Brown, Charles E.

Memorial services for Charles E. Brown, 68, will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 12, 2008, at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Sandlick Cemetery, Whitesburg, KY. A son of the late Ben Lee and Amanda Necessary Brown, he was born in Letcher County, KY. He died June 4, 2008 at the Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tenn. Brown was a member of the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. He was a brother of the late Rosemary Sipes, Geneva Carol Goodman, James Brown, and Elmer Brown. He was involved in a serious automobile accident May 21 in Whitesburg, KY. Surviving are a sister, Joyce Ann Stamper and husband Sherman, Whiting, Ind., and a friend, Fred Adams, Whitesburg, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 11, 2008

Brown, Cora Caudill

Cora Brown, 86, of Corydon, Ind., died November 22, 2007 in New Albany, Ind. A daughter of the late Billie and Phoeba Caudill, she was born at Jeremiah, KY. She was formerly employed at Arpac in Corydon, IN and was a member of the Lone Valley Old Regular Baptist Church in Speed, Ind. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Brown; her brothers and sisters, Arla Caudill, Corbit Caudill, Monroe Caudill, Mattie Whitaker, and Hettie Witt; and a grandson, Darrin Brown. Funeral services were held November 25, 2007 in Corydon, IN. Burial was in the Heidelberg Cemetery. She is survived by three sons, Darrell Brown, Corydon, IN; W. Larry Brown, Ocala, Fla.; and Wayne Brown, Homosassa, Fla.; two daughters, Clara Crowe, Louisville, KY, and Carol Daugherty, Milltown, Ind.; a brother, Clyde Caudill, Louisville, KY; a sister, Bernice Back, St. Paris, Ohio; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and four great-greatgrandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, November 28, 2007

Brown, Hazel Cook

Hazel Cook Brown, 85, died May 31, 2007 at the Letcher Manor Nursing Home. The daughter of the late Louis Cook, Jr. and Susan Cook, she was the widow of William H. Brown. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Premium Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Linda L. Combs, of Ice, KY and Yvonne Sutphin, of Goode, Va.; three sons, William Ronald Brown, of Cowan, KY, Richard Brown, of Ice, KY, and Mitchell R. Brown, of Surfside Beach, S.C.; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Riley Cook, of Whitesburg, KY; two half brothers, Wendell Cook of Somerset, KY and Wilmer Cook of Danville, KY; and a sister, Thelma Bays of Andrews, N.C. Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer Cook and Edgar Cook; two sisters, Mabel Cook and Esta Day Smith; and two infant brothers, Paul Cook and Aster Cook. Funeral Services were held June 3, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Peaceful Hills Cemetery at Ice, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, June 6, 2007

Brown, Judy Sizemore Kinman

Judy Sizemore Kinman Brown, 51, of Premium, KY, died November 24, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. She was a daughter of Jacob Sizemore of Premium, KY and the late Irene Caudill, and a sister of the late Linda Sizemore. Funeral services were held November 29 at the G. Bennett Adams Church. Burial was in the Whitaker Cemetery at Premium, KY. Surviving are two sons, Henry Thomas Kinman, Somerset, and Matthew Brown, Colorado Springs, Colo.; three daughters, Elizabeth I. Counselor, Belinda G. Zane, and Melissa Marie Brown, all of Somerset, KY; five brothers, William Henry Sizemore, Thomas Wade Sizemore, Michael Sizemore, and Richard Stevenson Sizemore, all of Premium, KY, and Vernous Dean Sizemore, Orlando, Fla.; two sisters, Gloria Branham, McRoberts, KY, and Janet Hogg, Premium, KY; and 14 grandchildren. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, December 5, 2007

Brown, Vernon E.

Vernon E. Brown, 73, of Bellevue, Ohio, died June 27, 2008. Born in Whitesburg, KY, he was a son of the late Robert Brown Sr. and Angeline Adams Brown. He was the grandfather of the late Nicolas Vernon "Nic" Brown. Brown retired in 1997 from Ford Motor Company. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and United Auto Workers Local 1216. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Bobbie Hamilton Brown; a son, Stephen Brown and wife Fran, Martin, Ohio; three daughters, Deborah Christman, Sandusky, Ohio; Jennifer Rathbun and husband Craig, Huron, Ohio; and Andrea Thomas and husband Adam, Findlay, Ohio; grandchildren, Julia, Brent, Bryan, Taylor, Austin, Oliver, and Aubrey; a greatgrandson, Elijah; brothers, Mark Brown and wife Mary Lou, Fostoria, Ohio; Donald Brown and wife Trudy, Tiffin, Ohio; Bill Brown and wife Norma, Westland, Mich.; and Robert Brown Jr., Taylor, Mich.; and sisters, Loretta Combs and husband Chan, Tiffin, Ohio, and Pauline Caudill and husband Paul, Taylor, Mich. Funeral services were held July 1, 2008 in Bellevue, Ohio. Burial was in the Bellevue Cemetery. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, July 16, 2008

Bryant, Shelia

Shelia Bryant of Duffield, Va., died unexpectedly November 1, 2007 at Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Va., just days short of her 50th birthday. She was a daughter of the late Wafard and Jackie Hall Bryant, and a sister of the late Jeffrey Bryant. She worked at the I.U. in Duffield, and at the greenhouse in Big Stone Gap. Surviving are five sisters, Rita B. Hall, Pittsboro, Ind.; Kathryn Friend, Morristown, Tenn.; Judy Webb and husband Jimmy, Wise, Va.; Elinda Fields and husband Kenneth and Deborah Bryant, all of Neon; a brother, Eddie Bryant, Neon; and 16 nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held November 4, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery at Whitesburg, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, November 7, 2007

Burke, Bucky Eugene

Former Letcher County Sheriff's Deputy Bucky Eugene Burke died September 18, 2007 in Brunswick, Ga. He was 36 years old. Born in Michigan, he was a son of Jerry and Dora Farley of Abingdon, Va., and was a 1988 graduate of Jenkins High School. He attended East Tennessee State University of Johnson City, Tenn. Burke was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the 82nd Airborne during both Operate Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He became a Letcher County deputy sheriff in 1993 and also was police chief in Loyall and a police officer with the Veterans Administration Police in Danville, Ill. He was transferred to the Veterans Administration Police in Mountain Home, Tenn., and in 2003 joined the U.S. Marshals Service stationed in the District of Columbia with the District Court. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Renattia Burke, Bristol, Tenn.; a son, Logan Burke; two stepsons, Caleb Gilliam and Justin Gilliam; a brother, Jerry Ray Farley; and a half-sister, Rhonda Abel. Funeral services were held September 23 in Highlands Fellowship Church in Abingdon, Va. Burial was in Forest Hills Memory Garden. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 26, 2007

Burke, Sarah Elizabeth

Sarah Elizabeth Burke, 89, of McRoberts, KY, died Thursday, July 31, 2008, at her home. She was born in Pike County, KY, April 4, 1919, a daughter of the late Silas and Inas Cook Tackett. She is survived by two sons, Jimmy Ray of Neon, KY and James Arnold of Ervington; two daughters, Barbara Morgan and Vivian Sergent, both of McRoberts, KY; one brother, Burnette Tackett of Deane, KY; two sisters, Aileen Meade and Ollie Sexton, both of Jackhorn, KY; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, in the McRoberts Old Regular Baptist Church with Elder Robert Wagner officiating. Entombment followed in the Green Acres Cemetery, Ermine, KY. Arrangements were under direction of Carty Funeral Home, of Neon, KY.

Burton, Eugene

Eugene Burton, 78, of Partridge, KY, died August 30, 2007 at the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville. Born in Owsley County, KY, he was a son of the late Wilson and Lillie Smith Burton. He was married to the late Imogene Scott Burton, and was the father of the late Saundra Kay Burton. Burton was a retired coal miner and had worked for 36 years for U.S. Steel Corporation. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a honorary Kentucky Colonel. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and attended Lewis Creek Pentecostal Church and Sandhill Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Sept. 2 at the Lewis Creek Pentecostal Church. Burial was in the Scott Oakland Cemetery at Cumberland. Surviving are four children, Donnie Burton and wife Rhonda, Linda Craiger, Debi Sexton and husband Billy, and Sharon "Doodle Bug" Burton; five grandchildren, Jami Benning, Donnie Ray Burton, Andrew Burton, Tre Sexton, and Jacob Craiger; four great-grandchildren, David Benning, Braydon Burton, Jade Burton, and Zachary Austin; a brother, Hubert Burton; and a sister, Wanda Collier. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 5, 2007

Calihan, Green Jr.

Funeral services for Green Calihan Jr., 78, of Roxana, KY, were held November 23, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Kingdom Come Cemetery. A son of the late Lloyd and Nora Calahan Calihan, he died November 20, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. He was the father of the late Bruce Allen Calihan and Ira Gay Calihan. Surviving are two daughters, Vina Calihan, Roxana, and Letshia Calihan, Richmond; three sons, Russell Calihan, Richmond, KY; Tony Calihan, Paint Lick, KY; and Jimmie Calihan, Berea, KY; two stepsons, Bill York, Connersville, Ind., and Wayne Calihan, Irvine, KY; two brothers, Johnny Calihan, Harrison, Ohio, and Joe Calihan, South Carolina; a sister, Hattie Taylor, Warner Robins, Ga.; a friend, Ersley Eldridge, Isom, KY; 18 grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, November 28, 2007

Carmack, Lewis

Lewis Carmack, born March 22, 1950 in Upper Second Creek, departed this life on Friday, July 25, 2008 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY. He was 58 years, four months and three days of age at the time of his passing. He was the son of the late Jeff and Nola Lee Carmack, and by occupation he was retired from the Kentucky Power Company. He enjoyed deer hunting and was a member of the Christopher Church of God. He was preceded in death by one brother, Dean Carmack. He leaves the following relatives surviving: wife, Peggy Carmack of Hazard, KY; son Jason Carmack of Geneva, Oh.; step son Franklin of Lexington, KY; sister Glenna Stone and husband Larry of Geneva, OH; grandchildren Leah, Preston, Dusty, and Kirstin; nieces Jessica and Megan; and two great nieces and one great nephew; and special friend Sam Whitaker. He is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, July 28, 2008 at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home in Hazard, KY with Rev. Fred S. Ballard officiating. The burial followed in the Combs Family Cemetery in Christopher, KY.

Carroll, Esther Bernice Oliver

Esther Bernice Oliver Carroll, affectionately known as �Aunt Bernice� of Centre, Al. passed away Monday, July 28, 2008. �Aunt Bernice� was born March 20, 1917 in Hazard, KY to the late William White and Opsie Davidson Oliver. She graduated from nursing school as a registered nurse in 1945 and retired from Industrial Nursing with International Paper in Panama City, Fl. in 1981. She was an advocate of volunteer service in community and served with AARP, Widowed Persons Services and the American Red Cross for many years after retiring. She is preceded in death by her husband Benson James Carroll. She is survived by three children Barbara Rich of Cushing, Ok.; Belinda Pringle of Centre and one son, Benson James Carroll II of Carmel Valley, Ca.; four grandchildren, Andrew Barron Jackson III of Tampa, Fl.; Brian David Jackson of Jacksonville, Fl.; Carroll Deahl Wilson of Peachtree City, Ga.; Michael Rich of Knoxville, Tn.; two great granddaughters, Madelyn Nichole Jackson of Jacksonville and Claire Elizabeth Wilson of Peachtree City. The funeral service was held Saturday, August 2, 2008 at the Union Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Christopher Padgett officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with James and Lipford Funeral Home directing. The family requests memorials be made in her memory to your local American Red Cross Chapter. Posted in the Hazard Herald, Hazard, KY, Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Cates, Barry

Barry Cates, 72, died August 29, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. Born in Granville County, N.C., he was a son of the late Erwin and Allie Mae Hall Cates. He was the father of the late Albert Cates and Chris Cates. Cates was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked for 30 years at the John Umstead Hospital in Buckner, N.C. He retired in 1997. Surviving are two sons, Barry Cates Jr., Ivel, and Andy Cates, Sandlick, KY; four daughters, Rhonda Adams, Sergent, KY; Michelle Fleming, Mayking, KY; Lisa Gibson, Prestonsburg; and Shondra Banks, Craft's Colly, KY; a brother and two sisters; 19 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 12, 2007

Caudill, B. F.

B.F. Caudill died January 17, 2008 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg, KY. He was 76 years old. He was a son of the late Astor and Renavae Gilley Caudill, and a brother of the late Burtis Caudill and Christine Fields. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Stamper Caudill; two sons, Ben Allen Caudill, Georgetown, KY, and Glenn Reed Caudill and wife Nekki, Thornton; a daughter, Jeanie Elaine Combs, Roxana, KY; a brother, Baylus Caudill and wife Faye, Whitesburg, KY; a foster brother, Elvin Caudill; a sister, Mattie Vern Eldridge and husband Matthew; six grandchildren, Vanessa, Shawn, Benjamin, Rebekah, Bethany, and Kaitlyn; and two brothers-in-law, Kelly Stamper and wife Paula, Brooklyn, Conn., and Stephen Stamper and wife Pat, Corbin. Funeral services were held January 20, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Stamper family cemetery at Kingscreek, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 23, 2008

Caudill, Cecil R.

Funeral services for Cecil R. Caudill, 81, were held April 4, 2008 at the Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church in Whitesburg, KY. Burial was in the Webb Cemetery at Mayking, KY. A son of the late Frank B. and Lily Hammonds Caudill, he died April 1, 2008, just one week short of his 82nd birthday. He was the brother of the late Ann C. Holbrook. Caudill was an Air Force veteran of World War II and a 1952 graduate of Georgetown College. He also did graduate work at the University of Kentucky. He taught at Fleming-Neon High School and Whitesburg High School, and retired as manger of the Letcher County ASCS office in 1988. He was a member of the Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Ruby June Adams Caudill; two daughters, Annella C. Larkey and husband David, Columbus, Ga., and Lynne C. Fannin, Nicholasville, KY; four grandchildren, James D. Larkey V, Anglea Larkey King and husband Kevin, Joshua D. Fannin, and Jordan B. Fannin; and two great-grandchildren, Luke Andrew King and Lily Katherine King. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 9, 2008

Caudill, Donald J.

Funeral services for Donald J. Caudill, 64, of Cowan, KY, were held January 18, 2008 at the Cowan Chapel Church. Burial was in the Dinah Blair Cemetery at Cowan, KY. A son of the late Elbert and Daisy Caudill, he died January 15, 2008 at the Pikeville Medical Center. He was a brother of the late Ed Neil Caudill, Casstella Roberts, and Evelyn Maxey. Surviving are his wife, Brenda Day Caudill; a son, Donald O'Neil Caudill, Cowan, KY; a daughter-in-law, Georgia May Wells; and two brothers, Darrell Caudill, Cowan, and Conley Gay Caudill, Taylorsville, Ind. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 23, 2008

Caudill, H. B.

Funeral services for H.B. Caudill, 62, of Isom, KY, were held September 24, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery at Isom, KY. A son of the late Charlie and Minnie Stamper Caudill, he died September 21, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was a brother of the late Reneva Barrett. Surviving are his wife, Shirley Halcomb Caudill; a son, Henry Glenn Caudill, McRoberts, KY; three daughters, Mary Lynn Collier and Renia Jo Maxie, both of Whitesburg, KY, and Jessica Caudill, Isom, KY; two brothers, I.D. Caudill and Paul Caudill, both of Isom, KY; six sisters, Loretta Sexton, Jeremiah, KY; Millie Mae Wells, Smilax, KY; Gertrude Combs and Colleen Caudill, both of Isom, KY; Elsie Adams, Dry Fork, KY; and Peggy Whitaker, Fallbush, KY; and five grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, October 3, 2007

Caudill, Margaret

Margaret Caudill succumbs at 68: Margaret Sue Caudill, 68, of Jeremiah, KY, died August 4, 2008 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, KY. She was a daughter of the late John and Mary Cornett Caudill, and the widow of Hillard Caudill. She was a sister of the late Hassie Hyden. Survivors include Dock Adams, Jeremiah, KY; two daughters, Sherry Mullins, Cynthiana, KY, and Patricia Caudill, Georgetown, KY; three brothers, Clarence Caudill and Hiram Caudill, both of Letcher, KY, and James Caudill, Alexandria; two sisters, Edna Asher Caudill, Vicco, KY, and Laura Odella Palmer, Cincinnati, Ohio; and four grandchildren, Benjamin Allen Caudill, Rebekah Ann Caudill, Cassie Marie Mullins, and Shelly Mullins. Funeral services were held August 8, 2008 at Blair Branch Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Dixon Cemetery at Jeremiah, KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County KY Sept 11, 2008

Caudill, Roman "Pete"

Roman "Pete" Caudill, 79, of Fairborn, Ohio, died May 13, 2007. Born in Perry County, KY, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Caudill, and later married Effie Caudill, who survives him. Caudill served in the U.S. Army occupation forces immediately following World War II. He worked at Schwerman Trucking Company, first as a mechanic and later rising to the position of vice president of maintenance. He was a member of the First Church of Christ in Fairborn, the F&AM Lodge 754 of Whitesburg, and Rabboni Chapter 232 in Fairborn. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, William Caudill and Jimmy Caudill and wife Sarah; a daughter, Jenny Dillon and husband Terrance; three stepsons, Russell Milliron and wife Suzanne, Robert Milliron, and Peter Milliron and wife Kimberly; two sisters, Carrie Decker and Billy Jean Self and husband Bill; a brother, Tom Caudill; three granddaughters, Kimberly Hoerner, Katrina Dillon, and Kehlen Dillon; two step-granddaughters, Heather Milliron and Hayley Milliron; a great-granddaughter, Emily Hoerner; and a brother-in-law, Ercell Sturgill and wife Sylvia. A memorial service was held May 17, 2007 in Fairborn, Ohio. Burial will be in Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY.  Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, May 23, 2007

Champion, Kenneth Elwood

Kenneth Elwood Champion, 52, of Leburn, KY, died September 5, 2007 at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center in Lexington, KY. Born at McRoberts, KY, he was a son of Geraldine Pratt Champion and the late Elwood Champion. He was married to the late Daphne Champion, and was a brother-inlaw of the late Shelby Slone. Funeral services were held September 9, 2007 in Hindman. Burial was in the Mountain Memory Gardens at Hindman, KY. Surviving in addition to his mother are his fiancee, Donna Cornett Thomas; a son, Kenneth Gregory Champion; a daughter, Crystal Dawn Slone Compton; Dustin and Travis Thomas; a brother, Phillip Gregory Champion and wife Linda; two sisters, Gerry Lea Slone and Debra Kaye Moore and husband Jerald; two grandchildren, Whitney Beverly and Nicholas Beverly; nieces and nephews, Debra Ann Stephens and husband Mark, David Michael Slone and wife April, Earl Moore III, James Phillip Slone and wife Rhonda, Hannah Champion, and Hailey Champion; and great-nephew, John Shelby Stephens. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 12, 2007

Cokonougher, Shirley May

Funeral services for Shirley May Cokonougher, 79, were held October 18, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery at Ermine, KY. Born in Mishawaka, Ind., she was a daughter of the late James Edward DuLong and Ila May Lewis. She was the widow of Calvin Gustavus Cokonougher, and the mother of the late Mary Christine Mitchell. She was also the sister of the late James Edward DuLong and Faith Ann Thompson. She died October 14, 2007 at her home. Mrs. Cokonougher was a member of the Mayking Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons, John Edward Cokonougher, Yale, Mich., and Calvin Elwood Cokonougher and Paul Allen Cokonougher, both of Port Huron, Mich.; four daughters, Linda Lee Osborne, Port Huron, Mich.; Bonnie Louise Adams, Ermine, KY; Ila Marie Cokonougher, Whitesburg, KY; and Myra Cherie Waltenburg, Croswell, Mich.; a sister, Mary Francis Hortsman, Williamston, Mich.; 28 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, October 24, 2007

Cole, Albert Wayne

Funeral services for Albert Wayne Cole, 69, of Hallie, KY, were held May 4, 2008 at Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Cole family cemetery at Hallie, KY. A son of the late Willie and Goldie Cornett Cole, he died May 1, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Hall Cole; three sons, Jeffrey Cole and Bobby Cole, both of Hallie, KY, and Dewayne Cole, Linefork, KY; a daughter, Sandra Sparks, Shelby Gap, KY; a brother, Vernis Cole, Sweetwater, Tenn.; two sisters, Doris Sparkman, Hallie, KY, and Thelma Turner, Speedwell, Tenn.; and seven grandchildren. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, May 7, 2008

Collins, Cynthia Jean

Cynthia Jean Collins, age 59, of Bonnyman, KY, died Saturday, August 2, 2008 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Henry Miller and the late Elizabeth Waters. She is preceded in death by one daughter, Martha Jane Collins. She is survived by her husband, Gary Collins; daughters Jennifer C. Banks and Paula Jean Meitzler; sons Cary Wayne Collins and Thomas Allen Collins; brothers Henry Christian, John Patrick and Fredrick Phillip Fieler; sisters Kathleen Marie Adams, Carol Ann Dunn, Christine Marron, Denise Karen Houser and Elizabeth Sult. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Olivia Jean Combs, Mahayla Elizabeth Back, Austin Dale Meitzler, Emma Rose Collins, Cydney Dawn Banks, Trenton Sawyer Banks and Sophie Jane Collins. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Mtn. View Chapel where the family received friends on Tuesday, August 5, 2008. The funeral service will be conducted at the chapel at 1 p.m. Wednesday (today), August 6, 2008 with Andrew Miller and Rev. Merrill David Collins officiating. Interment will be at Even White Cemetery in Grapevine. Posted in the Hazard Herald, Hazard, KY, Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Collins, Effie Lee Noble

Funeral services for Effie Lee Noble Collins, 84, will be held at 1 p.m. today Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at the Seco Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. Mrs. Collins was a daughter of the late Jerry and Evaline Niece Noble. She was the widow of Zee Collins, and was the mother of the late Robert Collins. She is survived by more than 150 descendants including seven sons, Cullen, Claude, and Jeff, all of Sandlick, KY; Barthal, Pinetop, KY. Roger, Haymond, KY; Ted, Isom, KY; and Donald, Thornton, KY; five daughters, Shelia, Sandlick; Tina, Isom, KY; Creeda, Colson, KY; Bobbie, Viper, KY; and Brenda, Thornton, KY; 44 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, 54 great-great-grandchildren, and two great-great great grandchildren. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, December 5, 2007

Collins, Ella Kaye Hammock

Ella Kaye Hammock Collins, 60, of Barbourville, KY, died May 18, 2008. Born at Jenkins, KY, she was a daughter of the late Effie Morgan and Lester Hammock, a sister of the late Tommy Hammock, an aunt of the late Sarah Lisa Hammock and J. Ray Hammock, and a sister-in-law of the late Sammie Hammock. She attended Whitesburg Grade and Whitesburg High schools, and was graduated with a bachelor's of music education from Georgetown College. Mrs. Collins had taught music in the Fayette County School System. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Barbourville where she accompanied the adult choir, played the organ, led the children's choir programs, and taught Bible School. She gave piano lessons for 30 years in her home and at the Barbourville City School. She accompanied the Barbourville Elementary and Barbourville and Knox Central High School choirs, and was an assistant to the Community's Children Chorus. She was a member of the Barbourville Woman's Study Club, the Kentucky Federation of Women's Club, and the Charolette Rock WMU Group at First Baptist Church. She received the KFWC/GFWC Empowered Club Woman of the Year Award for 2008. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Gideons. Surviving are her husband, Andreae Reed Collins; three children, Andrea Kaye Grubb and husband Paul William Grubb, David Reed Collins and wife Amy Cecil Lynn Liford Collins, and Derek Lester Collins and wife Amy Louise Carnes Collins; grandchildren, Paula Kaye Grubb, Collin William Grubb, Cooper Reed, Cayden Luke Collins, and Ellie Jude Collins; two brothers, Don L. Hammock and wife Beverly, and Jack Hammock and wife Patricia; three nephews, John, J.D. and Todd; four nieces, Donna Spencer, Lynn McConnell, Debbie Frazier, and Mitzi Kincer; an uncle, Lennon Hammock; and two cousins, Marsha Mulkey and Billie Dove Higdon. Funeral services were held May 25 at the First Baptist Church in Barbourville. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, May 28, 2008

Collins, Erma Caudill

Funeral services for Erma Caudill Collins, 61, were held December 24, 2007 at the Pine Creek Free Pentecostal Church. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking, KY. Mrs. Collins was a daughter of the late Dixon and Nannie Caudill, and the mother of the late Larry Collins Jr. She died December 22, 2007 at her home at Millstone, KY. She is survived by her husband, Larry Collins; a son, Troy Collins, Millstone, KY; a daughter, Tammy Poff, McRoberts, KY; a brother, Dixon Caudill, Louisville, KY; three sisters, Fannie Caudill, Louisville, KY; Anna Mae Caudill, Texas; and Carrie Polly, Whitesburg, KY; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, December 26, 2007

Collins, Gary Wayne

Funeral services for Gary Wayne Collins, 57, of Kona, KY, were held January 28, 2008 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in family cemetery at Thornton, KY. A son of the late Troy and Opal Holland Collins, he died January 25, 2008 at Jenkins Community Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Loretta Stallard Collins; three sons, Gary Dale Collins, Payne Gap, KY; Jr. Collins, Eolia, KY; and Jimmy Collins, Linefork, KY; a daughter, Kathy Rose, Payne Gap, KY; three brothers, Jack Randall Collins, Payne Gap, KY; Larry Daniel Collins, Millstone, KY; and Jimmy Collins, Mississippi; and eight grandchildren. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 30, 2008

Collins, Josephine Faye Sexton

Josephine Faye Sexton Collins died May 16, 2007 at her home in Louisville. She was 72 years old. Born in Whitesburg, KY, she was the sister of the late Violet Benton. Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Frank Collins; a daughter, Tammie Whitaker and husband Dale; a son, Benjamin Collins; three grandchildren, Jason Whitaker, Jonathan Biswell, and Brenden Collins; a great-grandchild, Mikayla Whitaker; six brothers; and two sisters. Funeral services were held May 19, 2007 in Louisville, KY. Burial was in the Central Cemetery in Central, Ind. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, May 23, 2007

Collins, Logan

Funeral services for Logan Collins, 87, were held February 22, 2008 at the United Methodist Church in Whitesburg, KY. Entombment was in Green Acres Memorial Park at Ermine, KY. A son of the late James Leonard and Elizabeth Logan Collins, he was born in Letcher County, KY. He died February 19, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. Collins was the widower of Nilla Cook Collins, and was a brother of the late Lovell Collins, Lawrence Collins, Lake Craft, and Lena Hill. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5829 and American Legion Douglas Day Post 152. He was also a member of the Whitesburg Lions Club for more than 50 years, Masonic Lodge No. 754, and Whitesburg United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Dr. Ricky Collins and wife Lisa, Whitesburg, KY; a daughter, Alice Holbrook and husband John, Seymour, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Kevin Marvel, Atlanta, Ga.; Amy Marvel and Jennifer Marvel, both of Whitesburg, KY; Capt. Matthew Holbrook and wife Jessica, Lexington, KY; and David Holbrook and Whitney Holbrook, both of Seymour, Tenn.; and a great-granddaughter, Hailey Grace Holbrook, Lexington, KY. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, February 27, 2008

Collins, Marsha Rae

Former Letcher County resident Marsha Rae Collins, 65, of Greenfield, Ind., died December 31, 2007. A daughter of the late Bob and Laura Mullins Williams, she was a sister of the late Bobby Williams. She and her husband, Cherry Collins, co-owned Sugar Creek Antique Mall for 15 years. Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, James Collins and wife Heather, Indianapolis, Ind.; a brother, Steve Williams and wife Nell, Kentucky; two sisters, Mary Jane Adams and husband Arthur, Kentucky, and Reba Maggard, Detroit, Mich.; and a granddaughter, Allison Collins. Funeral services were held January 3 in Greenfield. Burial was in the Philadelphia Cemetery. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 16, 2008

Collins, Minnie Back

Former Letcher County, KY resident Minnie Collins, 95, of Greenfield, Ind., died April 15, 2008. Born in Whitesburg, KY, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Hennie Back Adams. She was married to the late Curtis Collins and the late Hubert Collins. She was the mother of the late P.J. Hall and the grandmother of the late Bridget Collins-Mayberry. Mrs. Collins was the former postmaster in Sackett, Ky., during the 1940s. She is survived by a son, Norman L. Collins and wife Mary, Greenfield, Ind.; two daughters, Georgia Fay Swims and husband William, Michigan, and Betty Sue Hall, Greenfield, Ind.; two brothers, William Adams Jr., Plainfield, Ind., and Ival Adams, Michigan; four sisters, Nan Breeding, Inez Adams, Billie Lois Adams, and Ruth Collins, all of Kentucky; grandchildren, Billy W. Swims and wife Melissa, Gregg Hall and wife Jody, Lea Ann Hinshaw and husband Rick, and Christopher Collins and wife Jessie, all of Greenfield, Ind.; 12 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held April 19, 2008 in Greenfield, Ind. Burial was in the Park Cemetery. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, May 14, 2008

Collins, Rondell

Funeral services for Rondell Collins, 70, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday), March 19, 2008 at the Big Leatherwood First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Collins family cemetery at Redfox, KY. A son of the late Owen and Edna Amburgey Collins, he was born at Amburgey, KY. He died March 16, 2008 at his home at Redfox, KY. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Collins, and a daughter, Karen. Surviving are a son, Ronnie Collins; two daughters, Sharon Whitaker and Pam Bates and husband Bill; a friend, Barbara Sumner; grandchildren, Philip Whitaker, Jordan Whitaker, and Tanner Collins; and four sisters, Beulah Ashley, Joyce Goins, Betty Gilbert, and Sue Collins. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 19, 2008

Collier, Lela Scott

Funeral services for Lela Scott Collier, 88, of Partridge, KY, were held November 2, 2007 in Benham, KY. Burial was in the Holly Ridge Cemetery at Partridge, KY. A daughter of the late Sam and Lina Boggs Scott, she was born in Rhoda, Va. She was the mother of the late Roger Wayne Collier, and a sister of the late Talmadge Scott, Clyde Scott, Winfield Scott, Clemon Scott, and Hattie Christy. Mrs. Collier was a school teacher at Franks Creek during World War II, and was the school secretary at Eolia Elementary School. She was a member of the Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Orville Collier Sr.; a son, Orville Collier Jr. and wife Valus, Cumberland, KY; a daughter-in-law, Wanda Collier, Partridge, KY; a brother, Sam Scott Jr., Johnson City, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Jennifer Diane Collier Watts and husband Rick, Partridge, KY; Jeffrey Wayne Collier and wife Jenny, Somerset, KY; Greg Collier and wife Kim, Harlan, KY; and Brian Collier and wife Sherry, Lexington, KY; and seven great-grandchildren, Chapman Collier, Katie Collier, Morgan Collier, Jill Collier, Blake Watts, Issiah Collier, and Abby Collier. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, November 7, 2007

Combs, Charles Spencer

Charles Spencer Combs, 86, of Anderson, Ind., died October 4, 2007. Born in Knott County, KY, he was a son of the late Dr. Robert F. Combs, a Blackey, KY dentist, and Hattie Sturgill Combs. Combs was a decorated veteran of World War II. He was employed for many years at the Howe Fire Equipment Company in Anderson, Ind. He is survived by a son, Michael N. Combs, and two sisters, Erna M. Henderson and Bobby Sue Saunders. Graveside services were held at the Carr Fork Memorial Cemetery at Litt Carr, KY on October 20, 2007. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, October 24, 2007

Combs, Troy

Troy Combs, born April 8, 1907, departed this life on Saturday, July 19, 2008, at the Hazard Nursing Home. He was 101 years, three months and 11 days of age at the time of his passing. He was the son of the late Jim Combs and the late Lou Ann Combs, and by occupation he was a retired coal miner and former employee of the highway department. He was preceded in death by his wife, Isabelle Sumner Combs, and several brothers and sisters. He was a lifelong resident of Perry County, KY and was a member of the Sumner Town Old Regular Baptist Church. He leaves the following relatives surviving: sons J.C. Combs of Lotts Creek, KY and Justin Lee Combs of Lotts Creek, KY; daughter Pauline Godsey of Lotts Creek, KY; five grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home in Hazard, KY with Howard Owens, Bob Combs and Marvin Sparkman officiating. The burial followed in the family cemetery located at Lotts Creek, KY. The visitation was at the funeral home on Monday evening, July 21, 2008.

Combs, Wendall

Funeral services for Wendall Combs, 57, were held May 6, 2007 at the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Gethsemane Gardens in Prestonsburg, KY. A son of the late Orbie Gayheart and Denny Combs, he was born in Knott County, KY. He died May 3. Combs was a plant supervisor for GM Parts. He is survived by his wife, Cathy Pridemore Combs; a son, Trint Combs, Pikeville; a brother, Paul Combs, Van Lear; four sisters, Billie Louise Madden, Arcanum, Ohio; Anna Rose Amburgey, Mallie; Lillian Angles, Vandalia, Ohio; and Katie Derr, Tip City, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, May 16, 2007

Conley, Dorothy Nell

Dorothy Nell Conley, 80, of Burdine, KY, died March 7, 2008 at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Norton, Va. Born at Cleaton, she had lived most of her life at Burdine, KY. Mrs. Conley was a daughter of the late Clayton F. and Ora Lawson Hendrix and the widow of Edgar "Bud" Conley. She was the sister of the late Faye Gouge and the mother-in-law of the late Judy Conley. She was a member of the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, Jerry Conley and wife Libby, Murray; Larry Conley, Dayton, Ohio; and Ed Conley and wife Pam, Wise, Va.; two brothers, Paul Hendrix, Miamisburg, Ohio, and Bill Hendrix, West Carrollton, Ohio; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 9, 2008 at the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Jenkins-Payne Gap Cemetery, Payne Gap, KY. Carty Funeral Home, Neon, KY had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 19, 2008

Conway, Janet Sumner

Janet Conway, born April 30, 1959, departed this life on Thursday, July 31, 2008 at the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center, Hazard, KY. At the time of her passing she was 49 years, three months and one day of age. She was born in Dallas, Texas to Harlan Sumner, Jr. and the late Opal Chaney Sumner. She had been a resident of Perry County, KY for the past 35 years, and by occupation she was the store owner of Jan and Cora�s Grocery. She leaves the following relatives surviving: father, Harlan Sumner, Jr. of Somerset, Ky.; husband James D. Conway of Happy, KY; sons Eric Jeremeny Jent of Leatherwood, KY; brothers Paul Sumner of Letcher County, KY; sisters Shaerrian Noble of Hazard, KY, Teresa Doby of Charlotte N.C. and Janie Ashworth of Somerset, KY; four grandchildren, Hannah Alexis Jent, Megan Hope Jent, Heather Paige Jent and Christopher William Jent. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, August 3, 2008, at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home on East Main Street with Ricky Smith and Otis Ritchie officiating. The burial followed in the Resthaven Cemetery in Jeff, KY. the visitation was at the funeral home on Saturday, August 2, 2008.

Cook, Ardelia Hogg

Ardelia Cook died August 8, 2007 at her home at Dry Fork, KY. She was 86 years old. She was the widow of Otis Cook and the daughter of the late Stephen and Eliza Shepherd Hogg. Survivors include a son, Billy Howard Cook, Dry Fork, KY; a daughter, Eulice Faye Cook, Dry Fork, KY; four brothers, Hubert Hogg, Burl Hogg, and Billy Gene Hogg, all of Ohio, and Elmer Hogg, Sandlick, KY; a sister, Barbara Brown, Crossville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held August 11, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery at Dry Fork, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, August 15, 2007

Cook, Frona Stidham

Funeral services for Frona Stidham Cook, 85, of Sandlick, KY, were held February 6, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Whitesburg, KY. Mrs. Cook was a daughter of the late Milard and Fannie Goins Lucas. She died February 3, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. She is survived by her husband, Jethro Cook; three sons, Danny Stidham, Virginia; Larry Stidham, Isom, KY; and Gary Stidham, Corbin, KY; six daughters, Helen Campbell, Dry Fork, KY; Mildred Desoteaux, Florida; Alice Polly and Claudetta Proffit, both of Tennessee, Susan Williams, Kingscreek, KY; and Bonnie Holbrook, Mayking, KY; a brother, Milard Lucas, Camp Branch, KY; a sister, Susan Kiser, Indiana; 30 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, February 13, 2008

Cooley, Doris Evelyn

Doris Evelyn Cooley, 62, of Martin, KY, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at Mountain View Health Care Center, Elkhorn City, KY. She was born in Martin, KY, June 23, 1946, a daughter of the late Walter Clyde Sr. and Winnie Calton Dingus. She was a former employee of the First Guaranty Bank and a member of the Martin Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by one brother, Chad Dingus. She is survived by five brothers, Walter Clyde Dingus Jr., Wilton Everett Dingus and Charles Wesley Dingus, all of Martin, Mark H. Dingus of Payne, Ohio, Thomas O. Dingus of Clintwood, Va.; and three sisters, Dollie Wray Dingus of Danville, Ill., Marlene Elizabeth Soard of New Virginia, Iowa., and Lenore Mae Swetnam of Pleasant Grove, Ala. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel with Bobby Lawson officiating. Burial will follow in the Dingus Cemetery, Martin, KY. Arrangements are under direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin, KY. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008.

Corello, Frank

Frank Corrello of Whitesburg, KY, died June 4, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. He was 87 years old. Born at Cromona, KY, he was a son of the late Nick and Pearl Hall Corrello. He was the stepfather of the late James Earl Mohn. Corrello was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II where he was a medical technician in the European Theater. He was the recipient of four Bronze Stars. He was a stone mason and a member of Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife, Esther Hall Corrello; a daughter, Myra Corrello and husband Tim Webb, New Orleans, La.; a stepson, Dan Mohn and wife Sharon, Louisville, KY; daughterin law, Rebecca Mohn; two sisters, Dorothy McCullum, Jenkins, KY, and Maggie Manicure, Abingdon, Va.; a brother, Henry Corrello, Goshen, Ohio; four grandchildren, Richard Mohn and wife Donna, Melissa Leeper and husband John, Erik Mohn and wife Laura Shuffett, and Kristen Smith and husband Tyler; and two great-grandchildren, Alex Leeper and Luke Leeper. Funeral services were held June 6, 2008 at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the Evergreen (Williams) Cemetery at Whitesburg, KY. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 11, 2008

Cornett, Kenny "Al"

Funeral services for Kenny "Al" Cornett, 51, will be held a 11 a.m. today (Wednesday), May 14, 2008, at Kings Chapel Church. Burial will be in the Whitaker Cemetery at Dry Fork, KY. A son of the late Kinard and Mattie Marie Fields Cornett, he died May 11, 2008 at his home at Dry Fork, KY. He was a brother of the late Clifton Keith Cornett. Surviving are three brothers, Danny Cornett, Hamilton, Ohio; Benny Cornett and Steve Cornett, both of Dry Fork, KY; seven sisters, Lois Breeding, Isom, KY; Terrie Ribar, Jupiter, Fla.; Pauline Adams and Cleo Cornett, both of Dry Fork, KY; Ella Sweeney, Frankfort, KY; Patty Cornett, Premium, KY; and Robin Miller, Blackey, KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, May 14, 2008

Cornett, Shelby Dwayne

Funeral services for Shelby Dwayne Cornett, 39, were held September 11, 2007 at King's Chapel Church at Whitco, KY. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery at Ermine, KY. A son of Shelby and Anna Holbrook Cornett of Mayking, KY, he was born in Letcher County, KY. He died September 8, 2007 in Hazard, KY. Cornett was a truck driver for Hall and Sons Trucking. Surviving in addition to his parents are two sisters, Charelett Polly and husband Phillip, Mayking, KY, and Libby Johnson and husband James, McRoberts, KY; a nephew, Charles Polly and girlfriend Jessie Whitaker, Mayking, KY; two nieces, Amanda Mason and boyfriend Aaron Banks, and Mackencie Johnson, all of McRoberts, KY. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 12, 2007

Craft, Daniel Van

Daniel Van Craft, 76, of Louisville, KY, died January 29, 2008 at Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital. A native of Letcher County, KY, he was retired from Navistar International after working there for 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Janice Webb Craft; a son, Jeffery Craft and wife Krissy, Louisville, KY; a granddaughter, Danielle Craft, Louisville; two sisters, Dallas June Craft, Louisville, KY, and Nellie Wagner; and three brothers, Owen Craft and wife Hazel, and his twin Lanford Craft and wife Alma, all of Ohio, and Leslie Craft, Louisville, KY. Funeral services were held February 2, 2008 in Louisville, KY. Burial was in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, February 6, 2008

Craft, Danny Burton

Funeral services for Danny Burton Craft, 59, were held January 5, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Cook family cemetery at Isom, KY. A son of the late Hiram and Anna Lee Holbrook Craft, he was a former resident of Whitesburg, KY. He died January 1, 2008 at his home in Richmond, KY. He was a grandson of the late Clyde and Marilyn Scott. Surviving are his wife, Carlene Collins Craft; three daughters, Marilyn Renee Smith and Tonya Layne, both of Lexington, KY, and Angie Mullins, Neon, KY; two brothers, Dave L. Craft, Neon, KY, and Lee Palemaro, Denver, Colo.; a sister, Jennifer Craft, Newark, Ohio; and seven grandchildren, Christian Blake Sadler, Marilyn Paige Anderson, Brooklyn Skye Smith, Gracie Faith Bryant, Alexander Layne, Clay Layne, and Abagail Layne. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 9, 2008

Craft, Ernie Lee

Ernie Lee Craft died October 17, 2007 at his home in Neon, KY. He was 55 years old. Born in Letcher County, KY, he was a son of the late Ernie Lee Craft and Dorothy Sandlin Craft. Surviving are his wife, Elisa Mullins Craft; two daughters, Angie Lenard and Dorothy Lynn Nickles, both of Indiana; three sons, Ruben Lowe, Walton, KY, and Anthony Craft and Ernie Lee Craft, both of Indiana; 14 grandchildren; two stepchildren, Amanda Mullins, Prestonsburg, KY, and Charles Scott Mullins, Odgen, Penn.; and two sisters, Doris Ann Adams, Whitesburg, KY, and Faye Johnson, Worden, Ill. Services were held October 19 at Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. Carty Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, October 24, 2007

Craft, Kisha

Funeral services for Kisha Craft, 28, were held December 8, 2007 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Colson Cemetery. A daughter of Buell and Betty Amburgey Craft of Colson, she was born in Whitesburg, KY. She died December 4, 2007 at St. Mary's Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn. Surviving in addition to her parents are two brothers, Eddie Craft and Steve Craft, both of Colson, KY; a sister, Katrina Craft, Colson, KY; a niece, Makayla; and three nephews, Shane, Logan, and Dylan. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, December 19, 2007

Crase, Victoria L.

Victoria L. "Granny" Crase, 97, died July 23, 2007 at her home in Liberty Township, Ohio. Born at Millstone, KY, she was a daughter of the late Prince Edward "P.E." and Cora P. Holbrook Holcomb. She was the widow of John Bruce Crase, and the mother of the late Dale Crase. Mrs. Crase owned and operated the former Crase Beauty Shop in West Union, Ohio, for 30 years. She was a 1946 graduate of Crutcher Beauty School in Lexington, KY, and was a former member of Enon Christian Church in Sprigg Township, Ohio. Surviving are two sons, J.W. Crase and wife Janice, Mount Orab, Ohio, and Don B. Crase, West Union, Ohio; two daughters, Gerry Hughes and Ivy Greene and husband Ray, all of West Union, Ohio; nine grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 20 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 26 in West Union, Ohio. Burial was in the Cherry Fork Cemetery at Cherry Fork, Ohio. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, August 1, 2007

Creech, Lovell Ison

Lovell Creech of Big Branch, KY, died March 1, 2008 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home. She was 95 years old. A daughter of the late William and Sarah Dixon Ison, she married to the late Mark H. Creech. She was the mother of the late George Donald Creech and Mark Edward Creech, and the stepmother of the late Burley Creech and Carl Creech. Mrs. Creech was a member of the Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, William D. Creech, London, KY; a daughter, Doris June Combs, Big Branch, KY; a stepdaughter, Bonnie Browning, Slemp, KY; a sister, Vina Caudill, Whitesburg, KY; 20 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 5 at the Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Creech family cemetery at Big Branch, KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 12, 2008

Cress, Lester

Funeral services for Lester Cress, 72, of Gordon, KY, will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) November 28, 2007, in Benham, KY. Burial will be in the Cress family cemetery at Gordon, KY. Born in Harlan County, KY, he was a son of the late Marsh and Chloe Hall Cress and was married to the late Jocie Cornett. He was a brother of the late Frances Bailey. He died November 25, 2007 at Parkview Nursing Home in Pikeville, KY after a long illness. Cress was a retired security guard. He was a member of the Park Road Pentecostal Church. Surviving are seven children, Yvonne Lewis, Virgil Cress, Morgan Cress, Jewell Cornett, and Ruby Sparkman, all of Gordon, KY; Leon Cress, Lexington, KY; and Cleo Cress, Cumberland, KY; two brothers, Pearl Cress, Gordon, KY, and Dempsey Cress, Versailles, KY; nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, November 28, 2007

Crider, Jonathan W

Funeral services for Jonathan W. Crider, 34, of Chapel Hill, N.C., were held December 17, 2007 in Elkview, W.Va. Burial was in the Elk Hills Memorial Park in Big Chimney, W.Va. A son of Jimmie Crider of Red House, W.Va., and Frances Jean Anderson Parrish of Clendenin, W.Va., he died December 13, 2007. Crider was employed by Champs American in Chapel Hill. He was a 2005 graduate of West Virginia State College and attended Cedarville College. He attended the Chapel Hill Bible Church. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Shannon Crider; stepfather, Robert Parrish Sr.; two brothers, Jared Crider and wife Barbara, Elkview, W.Va., and Jason Crider, Ogden, Utah; grandmother, Jessie Anderson, Whitesburg; two stepbrothers, Robert Parrish Jr., Beckley, W.Va., and John Parrish, Kingsman, Ariz.; a stepsister, Skye Kinser, Red House, W.Va., and a nephew, Aiden Leigh Crider, Elkview, W.Va. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, December 26, 2007

Damron, Glenn Douglas

Funeral services for Glenn Douglas Damron, 79, of McRoberts, KY, were held February 29, 2008 at Carty Funeral Home. Burial was in the Jenkins-Payne Gap Cemetery. Born in Pike County, KY, he was a son of the late Everette and Bess Kinney Damron. He was the father of the late Randy Damron, and a brother of the late Chuck Mitchell and Pat Smith. Damron worked for Consolidation Coal Co. and Bethlehem Mines, starting out in the company store. Later, he worked in the engineering department; as section foreman; as mine foreman; as superintendent; and as director of safety. He was active in mine rescue work and was captain of two national mine rescue championship teams. He also served on the mine first aid teams. He received two honorary Kentucky Colonel certificates for his work in mine safety. He was active in the community and had been working on improvements on the road between McRoberts, KY and Dunham, KY. He was a member of the Jenkins, KY Christian Church. Surviving are his wife, Carol Bartley Damron; two daughters, Betsy Addington, Burdine, and Lisa Wiley, King, N.C.; three sons, Mike Damron, Lynchburg, Va.; Richard Damron, Jenkins, KY; and Shawn Damron, Minot, N.D.; a stepson, Douglas Burke, Isom, KY; 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 5, 2008
 

Davis, Bonnie Amburgey

Funeral services for Bonnie Amburgey Davis, 88, were held July 22, 2007 at the Neon First Church of God, Neon, KY. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. A daughter of the late Casie and Betty Ison Amburgey, she was born in Neon, KY. She died July 19, 2007 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, KY. Mrs. Davis was married to the late Clifford Franklin Davis. She was a member of the Neon First Church of God. She was the stepmother of the late Billy Davis, and a sister of the late Otis Amburgey, Prova Amburgey, Casie Amburgey, and Lottie Mae Dixon. Surviving are three daughters, Joyce Fitch and husband Carl, Nicholasville; Betty Gentry and husband Joe, Lexington; and Linda Davis, at home; a brother, Jack Amburgey and wife Mary Ruth, Hazard, KY; a sister, Clova Setzer, Whitesburg, KY; three grandchildren, Scott Fitch and wife Kim, Belinda Fitch Ruble and husband Richard, and Amy Gentry and husband Darrell; and seven great-grandchildren, Richie, Sara, and Brandon Ruble; Allison and Lesley Fitch; and Jordan and Mya Mason. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, July 25, 2007

Day, Dale Keith

Funeral services for Dale Keith Day, 49, of Cowan, KY, were held February 28, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Day family cemetery at Cowan, KY. A son of Violet Valois Day of Cowan, KY and the late Fred Day, he died February 26, 2008 at the Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, KY. He was a brother of the late Fred Day Jr., Alan Wayne Day, and Darlene Joyce Day. Surviving in addition to his mother are his stepfather, John Elwood Day, Cowan, KY, and aunts and uncles, Douglas Keith Day, Columbus, Ind.; Richard David Day, Portsmouth, Va.; Serena Ester Smith, Columbus, Ind.; Pryor Day, Holland, Tex.; Thomas R. Day, Nashville, Ind.; Marie Chase, Midwest City, Okla.; and Paul Valois, Springfield, Mass. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 5, 2008

Day, James Edward Sr

Former Letcher County resident James Edward Day Sr., 70, of Freetown, Ind., died June 16, 2007 in Seymour, Ind. He was a son of the late Kenneth M. and Rachel Caudill Day. Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Reed Ayres Day; a son, James E. Day Jr., Seymour, Ind.; two daughters, Teressa A. Jerrell, Seymour, Ind., and Beverly Dilley, Greenwood, Ind.; four brothers, Palmer Day, New Jersey; Glenn Day and Roy Day, both of Freetown, Ind.; and Kenneth Major Day, Texas; three sisters, Helen Ayres, Freetown, Ind.; Anna Ruth Hall, Norman, Ind.; and Sylvia Ziegler, Kentucky; six grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and eight step-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m., June 21, 2007 at the Duke Cemetery at Blackey, KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, June 20, 2007

Day, John Elwood

John Elwood Day, 85, of Cowan, KY, died March 31, 2008 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY. He was a son of the late John L. and Violet Jones Day, and was a brother of the late Clyde Joseph Day, Fred Day, Katy Lou Day, and Raven Grace Pallozo. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Violet Day; four brothers, Douglas Keith Day and wife Jean, Columbus, Ind.; Richard David Day and wife Karen, Portsmouth, Va.; Pryor Day and wife Maria Shipp, Holland, Tex.; and Thomas R. Day and wife Jeri, Nashville, Ind.; and a sister, Serena Ester Smith and husband Charlie, Columbus, Ind. Funeral services were held April 5, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Miles Cemetery at Cowan, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 9, 2008

Day, Margaret Gault

Former Letcher County, Kentucky resident Margaret Gault Day, 94, of Cereda, W.Va., died January 22, 2008. She was the daughter of J.G. Gault, who owned the Coca- Cola Bottling Plant and Ford dealership in Whitesburg, KY. Mrs. Day was a member of the Methodist Church and often played the piano for many famous singers who passed through Whitesburg, KY. She was the widow of Earl H. Day and a sister of the late Gordon T. Gault and Rosemary Gault Smith. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 23, 2008

Day, Nora Stamper

Funeral services for Nora Stamper Day of Kingscreek, were held July 12, 2007 at the Kingscreek Community Church. Burial was in the Day Cemetery at Kingscreek, KY. Mrs. Day died July 10, 2007 at the age of 99 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Katie Stamper, and the widow of Lloyd Day Sr. She was the mother of the late M.P. Day, James Day, Lloyd Day Jr., and Loretta Day Taylor. Survivors include a daughter, Lena Kaye Sumpter and husband L.P., Kingscreek; two sons, Doug Day and wife Doris, and Donald Day and wife Susie, all of Columbus, Ind.; 17 grandchildren, 25-great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren; and two daughters-in-law, Inez Day and Francis Day. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, July 18, 2007

Day, Ralph Sr.

Funeral services for Ralph Day Sr., 70, of Craft's Colly, KY, were held September 15, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Whitesburg, KY. A son of the late Burtis and Viola Adams Day, he died September 13, 2007 in Morristown, Tenn. He is survived by his wife, Betty Joyce Taylor Day; three sons, Ralph Day Jr., Whitesburg, KY; Burt Day, Dandridge, Tenn.; and Rocky Day, Morristown, Tenn.; two daughters, Sandra Faye Hall, Nicholasville, KY, and Glenda Cook, Whitesburg, KY; four brothers, Raleigh Day Sr., Jimmy Day, David Day, and Lonzo Day, all of Craft's Colly, KY; five sisters, Barbara Albert and Patsy Richards, both of Louisville, KY; Dorothy Seals, Hindman, KY; Sarah France, Cutshin, KY; and Sue Clare, Jackson, KY; grandchildren Wendy, B.J., Shawn, Kayla, Jonathan, and Zane, and eight other grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 19, 2007

Deal, Julia Birman

Julia Birman Deal, 54, died February 6, 2008 at her home in Cumberland, KY. Born in Lynch, KY, she was a daughter of the late John and Julia Veres Birman and a sister of the late Eddie Birman. Mrs. Deal was an assistant manager at Goodwill Industries of Kentucky. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Bill Deal; three sons, Charles Ray Deal and wife Kathy, Whitesburg, KY; James Deal and wife Tammy and Shane Deal, all of Cumberland, KY; five granddaughters, Alexis Deal, Victoria Deal, Amelia Deal, Jasmine Deal, and Breanna Brown; four brothers, Billy Hicks, George Birman, Frankie Birman, and Johnny Birman; a sister, Jean Hayes, a sister-in-law, Shirley Birman; nieces, Leslie Birman Carmack and Shelley Adams; and friends, Lilly Jenkins, Teri Jenkins, and Kay Smith. Funeral services were held February 8, 2008 in Benham, KY. Burial was in the Resthaven Cemetery at Keith, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, February 13, 2008

Dent, Evelyn B.

Evelyn B. Dent of Taylor, Mich., died March 23, 2008. She was 60 years old. Born at Kodak, KY, she was a daughter of the late Ervin and Mae Eversole. Surviving are her husband, Paul Dean Dent, formerly of Whitesburg, KY; a daughter, Patty Vazquez and husband Jim, Allen Park, Mich.; a son, Mike Dent and wife Ana, North Glenn, Colo.; five sisters, Inez Williams, Dorothy Wright, Cora Lee Adams, Darlene Melton and husband Alger, and Marlene Bailey and husband Bill; two brothers, Rudell Brown and wife Emily, and Wayne Brown and wife Sharon; and six grandchildren, Trevor Vazquez, Nikko Vazquez, Kayla Vazquez, and Megan Vazquez, all of Allen Park, Mich., and David Dent and Isabella Dent, both of North Glenn, Colo. Burial was in Michigan Memorial Park. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, May 7, 2008

DePew, Morris Eugene "Gene"

Funeral services for Morris Eugene "Gene" DePew, 46, were held June 9, 2007 at Everidge Funeral Home. A son of Virginia Williams DePew of Whitesburg, KY and the late Delmar DePew, he was born at Jenkins, KY. He died June 3, 2007 in Chipley, Fla. DePew was an automobile mechanic who specialized in motorcycles. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in Whitesburg, KY and Chipley, FL, and was a former member of the Seventh Sons Motorcycle Club. Survivors in addition to his mother are a son, Daniel DePew, Mt. Sterling, KY; a daughter, Shelly DePew Morrow and husband Larry, Somerset, KY; and three grandchildren, Jordan Morrow, Whitesburg, KY, and Alanna Morrow and Austen Morrow, both of Suwanee, Ga. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, June 13, 2007

DeSimone, Kelly Paul

Funeral services for Kelly Paul DeSimone, 84, of McRoberts, KY, were held January 7, 2008 at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Burial was in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens at Big Stone Gap, Va. A son of the late Vincenzo and Anna DeSidora DeSimone, he was born at Burdine, KY. He died January 5, 2008 at the Pikeville Medical Center. DeSimone was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a retired employee of Beth Elkhorn Corporation. He received a bachelor's degree in chemistry and biology from Easter Kentucky University. He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, and was very involved with his community and served on various boards and committees. Surviving are his wife of nearly 54 years, Billie DeSimone; two daughters, Paula Kavolus, Greenville, S.C., and Kelly Sturm, Crystal Lake, Ill.; two sons, Victor Paul DeSimone, Richmond, and Andrew Jamison DeSimone, Inman, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Grace Ann Reel, Pittsburgh, Penn.; and a brother, Joseph DeSimone, McRoberts, KY. Carty Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 16, 2008

Donnelly, Anna Ruth

Funeral services for Anna Ruth Donnelly, 63, of Isom, KY, were held July 9, 2007 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. A daughter of the late Riley and Norma Hughes, she was born in Letcher County, KY. She died July 4, 2007 in Cumming, Ga. She was a 1963 graduate of Whitesburg High School, Whitesburg, KY. Surviving are her husband, Oscar Donnelly; a daughter, Leshia Adams, Cumming, Ga.; a son, James Keith Adams, Cumming, Ga.; three stepsons, Rodney Donnelly and Joe Donnelly, both of Isom, and Ronnie Donnelly, Georgia; two brothers, Bob Hughes and Dan Hughes, both of Millstone; three sisters, Pauline Hughes, Neon; Donna Hughes, Barbourville; and Fronda Wright, Wise, Va.; 11 grandchildren, and two greatgrandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, July 11, 2007

Dye, Alta Adams

Alta Dye, 65, of Island Creek Road, Pikeville, KY, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, KY. She was born in Pikeville, KY, June 4, 1943, a daughter of the late Kendrick and Betty Adams. She was a homemaker, a part-time teacher at the Island Creek School, and of the Old Regular Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Dye. She is survived by one son, James Michael Dye of Island Creek, KY; one brother, Clement Adams of Island Creek, KY; four sisters, Ruby Compton of Detroit, MI, Billie Lorriane of Island Creek, KY, Laura Mullins of Cowpen, Pikeville, KY, and Maxine Osborne of Coons Branch, Island Creek, KY; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, in the Island Creek Old Regular Baptist Church with Kelly Slone, Leonard Hamilton, John Paul Hamilton and others officiating. Burial will follow in the Tackett Cemetery, Island Creek, KY. Arrangements are under direction of Lucas & Son Funeral Home of Pikeville, KY. Special services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, and Friday, Aug. 8, 2008.

Eldridge, Emil

Letcher County, KY native Emil Eldridge, 75, died October 31, 2007 at his home in Somerset, KY. Born in Blackey, KY to the late Henry & Lucinda Fields Eldridge, Eldridge was a retired factory worker from Southern Molding in Frankfort, KY, where he worked for 24 years. He was a member of Friendship Old Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Day Eldridge; two sons, Harold Eldridge of Somerset, KY, Kenneth (Patricia) Eldridge of Bronston; a daughter Barbara Renee Eldridge of Bronston; a brother, Hubert Eldridge of Blackey, KY; three sisters, Betty Sue Williams of Shelbyville, Indiana, Stella Shelton of Crab Orchard, KY, and Arlie Simpson of Waynesburg, KY. Also surviving are four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, ten step-great-grandchildren. Emil was preceded in death by a daughter, Frieda Pruitt; five brothers, Arthur, Carl, Elmer, Raymond & Drew Eldridge; and two sisters, Eva Leach and Leona Eldridge. Funeral services for Eldridge were held November 3. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, November 7, 2007

Eller, David Herbert "Herb"

David Herbert "Herb" Eller, 76, of Jenkins, KY, died May 18, 2008 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn., after a short illness. Born in Clintwood, Va., he was a son of the late D.J. and Mary Eller. He was a brother of the late Smith Eller and Buford Eller. Eller was retired from National Mine Services Company in 1993. He continued to work for CAM Mining until last month. He was a corporal with the Medical Corps in the U.S. Army at Ft. Sam Houston, Tex., during the Korean War. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Katey Eller; a daughter, Gail Briggs and husband Richard, Jenkins, KY; a son, Eric Eller and wife Roberta, Inez, KY; four grandchildren, Makayla Briggs, Lexie Eller, Brody Eller, and Justin Eller; and a sister, Ruth Molagridia, Crab Orchard, W.Va. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, May 21, 2008

Engle, Chalmer

Funeral services for Chalmer Engle, 78, of Whitesburg, KY, were held February 17, 2008 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. A son of the late Troy and Mattie Boggs Engle, he was born in Letcher County, KY. He died February 15, 2008 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home. Engle was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was the chaplain for the Whitesburg Veterans of Foreign Wars for many years. He had worked at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital and Mountain Comprehensive Health Care before retiring. He was a member of the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church at Kona, KY. He was a brother of the late Troy Engle Jr. and Olga Engle Hampton, and the father-in-law of the late George Randle Hale. Survivors include his wife, Goldie Mullins Engle; two sons, Charlie Engle, St. Paul, Va., and Robert Bain Engle and wife Tonia, Jenkins, KY; a daughter, Vera Engle Hale, Whitesburg, KY; two brothers, Charles Engle, Kona, KY, and Willie Howard Engle, Lorain, Ohio; three sisters, Jean Hunsucker, Eolia, KY; Nina Hobbs, Neon, KY; and Mae Sowards, Pound, Va.; seven grandchildren, Mariah Gribble, Chatsworth, Ga.; Nichols Engle, Bristol, Tenn. Isaiah Engle, St. Paul, Va.; Samuel Fraley and Luke Engle, both of Pound, Va.; and Jason Tillet and Jarod Hayes, both of Jackson, KY; and two great-grandchildren, Noah and Mason, both of Chatsworth, Ga. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, February 20, 2008

Engle, Mamie

Funeral services for Mamie Engle, 84, were held December 26, 2007 at the Dixon Memorial Church. Burial was in the Smith Cemetery at Jeremiah, KY. A daughter of the late Dan and Virgie Smith Adams, she died December 22, 2007 at her home. She was the widow of John Engle, and a sister of the late James Gid Adams, Blaine Adams, Margaret Caudill, and Mary Denny. Surviving are a son, Harrison Engle, Virginia; three daughters, Wilma Jean Smith, Ohio; Bobbie L. Morgan, Michigan; and Monica L. Ivey, Jenkins, KY; two brothers, Dock Adams, Jeremiah, kY, and Ivan Adams, Isom, KY; two sisters, Juanita McCary, Somerset, KY, and Coreen Pridemore, Jeremiah, KY; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 2, 2008

Enright, James M

James M. Enright, 72, of Jenkins, KY, died September 17, 2007 at the Mountain Homes Veterans Hospital in Johnson City, Tenn. A co-owner of Whitesburg DUI Service Agency, he was a son of the late Thomas and Blanche Belanger Enright. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn B. Enright; a sister, Cecilia French, Hampton, N.H.; two stepsons, Michael Powell, Grand Cayman, B.W.I., and Joel Powell, Winter Park, Fla.; and a stepdaughter, Paige Beichler Berea. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Letcher Funeral Home. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 26, 2007

Everly, Terrence Anthony

Funeral services for Terrence Anthony Everly Sr., 56, were held October 7, 2007 at the New Freedom Worship Center. A son of the late James and Maxine Everly, he was born at East Chicago, Ind. He died October 4, 2007 at his home at Mayking, KY. He was a brother of the late Mary Szczepanski, Cathryn Czechanski, Brigette Petroff, Tim Everly and Mike Everly, and was an automotive mechanic. Surviving are a daughter, Marjorie Johnson and husband Phillip, McRoberts, KY; two sons, Terrence Everly Jr. and wife Wonda, Mayking, KY, and Christopher Everly, Morehead, KY; five grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia Hatfield and Laurie Komacki, both of Indiana; and three brothers, Mark Everly, Ed Everly, and John Everly, all of Indiana. Carty Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, October 10, 2007

Fields, Georgia Ilene

Georgia Ilene Fields died February 11, 2008 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY. She was 69 years old. Born in Letcher County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Leslie and Lizzie Cook Webb and the widow of Clyde Fields. She was the mother of the late James Edward Bryant and Mary Ellen Collins, and a sister of the late J.L. Webb, Eddie Webb, Norma Jean Webb, Eva Dean Hall, and Mae Tyree. She was also the great-grandmother of the late Payton Ashton Sturgill. Funeral services will be held February 14, 2008 at the King's Chapel Church. Burial will be in the Cook family cemetery at Dry Fork, KY. Survivors include two sons, Clyde David Fields and wife Heather, Mallie, KY, and Carl Randall Fields and wife Marcella, Kingscreek, KY; four daughters, Mildred Brown, Phoenix, Ariz.; Elizabeth Baker, Whitesburg, KY; Dianna Jane Sandlin and husband Sherrell, and Beverly Sue Fields, all of Dry Fork, KY; three sons-in-law, Jimmy "Bo" Brown, Crossville, Tenn.; Billy Baker, Pert Creek, KY; and John David Collins, Cowan, KY; six sisters, Juanita Lucas, Betty Stidham, Ann Perkins, Wanda Maloney, Madge Howard, and Margie Bryant; five brothers, Joe Webb, Ken Webb, Glenn Webb, Johnny Webb, and Darlis "Doc" Webb; 14 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, February 13, 2008

Fields, James Benton

Funeral services for James Benton Fields, 78, of Columbus, Ind., were held March 6, 2008. Burial was in the Bethel-Baptist Cemetery in Columbus, IN. A son of the late Robert and Pearley Mae Johnson Fields, he was born at Neon, KY. He died March 3, 2008. Fields moved to Columbus in 1951 and retired from Reliance Electric Service after 25 1/2 years. He enjoyed singing gospel music and would visit nursing homes with his wife and sing to the patients. Surviving are his wife, Joyce Gaynell Edwards Fields; four sons, Shelvy "Bodie" Fields and wife LaVern, Millstone, KY; James H. Fields, Whiteland, Ind.; Lucky Fields, Columbus, Ind.; and Donnie Edwards and wife Linda, Jenkins, KY; five daughters, Glenna Patterson, North Vernon, Ind.; Julie Dover, Columbus, Ind.; Kathy Anderson, Florida; Jennifer Hall and husband Gerald, Jenkins, KY; and Regina Henson and husband Greg, Seymour, Ind.; two brothers, David Fields, Sorrento, Fla., and Gid Fields, Otisco, Ind.; four sisters, LaAnna Ingram, Charlestown, Ind.; Nancy Boggs and husband Taft, Partridge, KY; Kathleen Cornett, Cumberland, KY; and Mary Collins, Isom, KY; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A video tribute can be viewed at www.jewellrittman.com. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 23, 2008

Fields, Jimmy

Jimmy Fields, 65, of Whitesburg, KY, died May 7, 2008 at Indian Path Hospital in Kingsport, Tenn. He was a son of the late James and Laura Evans Fields, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Jr. and Jerry, and two sisters, Annabelle and Reanee. Surviving are two brothers, George Fields, Whitesburg, KY, and John Fields, Jenkins, KY, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held May 10, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery at Burgey's Creek, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, May 14, 2008

Fields, John Welch

John Welch Fields, 75, died June 6, 2008 at his home in Casey County. Born in Letcher County, KY, he was a son of the late Corbin and Dollie Day Fields and was also preceded in death by a brother, Harry, and sister, Loraine. He was a retired coal miner and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Surviving are his wife, Ocie Fields; two sons, Jerry Fields and Thomas Fields, both of Mayking, KY; three daughters, Pina Fields, Louisville, KY; Mary Fields, Windsor, KY; and Melissa Raleigh, Eubank, KY; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; five brothers, Carl, Glenn, Eddie, Ray, and Terry; and five sisters, Imogene, Dorothy, Faye, Katie, and Ardell. Funeral services were held June 9, 2008 at Jennies Chapel Methodist Church in Casey County. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 11, 2008

Fields, Juanita

Funeral services for Juanita Fields, 76, were held June 1, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Whitaker Cemetery at Johnson Fork, KY. Ms. Fields died May 18, 2007 at her home at Norwood, Ohio. She was a daughter of the late Corbett Fields and Rebecca Jane Caudill Back. She is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Buskirk of Winchester, KY and Willa Sue Amburgey of Roxana, KY; nieces and nephews, Charmane Darian, Rebecca Fields, Debra Lynn Caudill, Vicki Blair, Denny Amburgey, Greg Amburgey, Tim Amburgey, Anthony Amburgey, Michael Buskirk, Brenda Faulkner, and Stephen Buskirk. Ms. Fields was preceded in death by two brothers, Bruce Fields and Buddy Fields. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, June 6, 2007

Fields, Lula Stidham

Lula Fields died February 13, 2008 at her home at Cowan, KY. She was 76 years old. A daughter of the late Arthur and Alta Fields Stidham, she was married to the late Venon Boggs and after his death married the late Everette Fields. She was the mother of the late Gary Lee Boggs and a sister of the late Albert Stidham, Hubert Stidham, and Eula Stidham. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Rodney Sturgill. She was a member of the Freedom Gospel Church in Scottsburg, Ind. Surviving are a daughter, Daina Sturgill, Whitesburg, KY; three brothers, Bob Stidham, Darrell Stidham, and Dorris Stidham; five sisters, Sue Thomas, Shirley Kelly, Louie Whitaker, Evelyn Banks, and Pearl Banks; two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren; along with extended family, four daughters, Pam Craft, Mona Burns, Karen McCartney, and Kim McDanial; a son, Tim Fields; 15 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held February 16, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Boggs family cemetery at Kingscreek, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, February 20, 2008

Fields, Rachel

Former Redstar resident Rachel Fields, 91, died January 24, 2008 at her home in Brownsburg, Ind. A daughter of the late Benjamin and Martha Susan Miller Whitaker, she was the widow of Sam Fields. She was also the mother-in-law of the late Bobby G. Collins. Mrs. Fields was a member of the Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Bobby J. Fields and wife Betsy, Gulfport, Miss., and Jimmy D. Fields and wife Robin, Athens, Tenn.; a daughter, Dana Faye Collins, Indianapolis, Ind.; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held January 26, 2008 at the Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Caudill Cemetery at Redstar, KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 30, 2008

Fields, Raymond Raleigh

Raymond Raleigh Fields of Whitesburg, KY, died March 31, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co, KY. He was 81 years old. Born in Letcher County, KY, he was a son of the late Matthew C. and Allie Frazier Fields. He was the brother of the late June Henry and Mafra Jones. Fields was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of Whitesburg Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5829 and American Legion Post No. 152. He was a member of the Whitesburg First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Jean Lucas Fields; a son, Greg Fields, Ashland, KY; two daughters, Cathy Fields and Vicki Boggs, both of Whitesburg, KY; a nephew, Vaughan Jones, Louisville, KY; four grandchildren, Eric, Victoria, Adam, and Emily; and three great-grandchildren, Braxton, Bradyn, and Kylee. Funeral services were held April 2, 2008 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Sandlick Cemetery, Whitesburg, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 9, 2008

Fields, Sheila Ann

Funeral services for Sheila Ann Fields, 34, of Jeremiah, KY, were held July 30, 2007 at Mt. Olivet Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Horse Mill Point Cemetery at Jeremiah, KY. A daughter of Danny and Judy Ann Norton Holliman of Irvine, KY, she was a member of the Mt. Olivet Old Regular Baptist Church. She died July 28 after a long illness. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, John Fields; a son, Elijah Elwood Fields, Jeremiah; a daughter, Autumn Rose Fields, Jeremiah; a brother, Daniel Lee Holliman, Irvine, KY; and her grandmother, Vesteen Holliman, Irvine, KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, August 1, 2007

Fields, Timothy Matthew

Funeral services for Timothy Matthew Fields of Letcher, KY, were held January 17, 2008 at Blair Branch Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Fields family cemetery at Letcher, KY. Fields, 30, died January 14, 2008 at Hallie, KY in a work-related accident at the Linefork Compressor Unit owned by Kentucky Oil Gathering Corporation of Beattyville. He was the son of John M. and Donna Sturgill Fields of Letcher, KY. He was a grandson of the late Oscar and Stella Sturgill and the late Harry and Ethel Fields, and a friend of the late Hawk Dixon. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Delana Combs Fields, and a son, Steven Tyler Fields, and a daughter, Alyssa Jade Fields, both at home. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 23, 2008

Flynn, Jackie Jr.

Former Letcher County, KY resident Jackie Flynn Sr., 65, died recently. Born in Whitesburg, KY, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1963. He worked at Hanson Manufacturing, Ford Motor, and other machine shops. He also worked at May Company and other downtown office buildings. He started a cleaning business in 1992. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Elaine Flynn; three children, Jack "Chip", Sandra "Sissy", and Richie; two grandchildren, Abby and Hannah; and six brothers and sisters, Ed "Junior", St. Louis, Mo.; Hoid, Atlanta, Ga.; and James, Allen, Cheryl and Sherry, all of Kentucky. (no date of death on this obituary). Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, October 24, 2007

Francis, Purnia M.

Purnia M. Francis, 88, of Versailles, Ind., died January 9, 2008 at King's Daughters Hospital in Madison, Ind. Born in Whitesburg, KY, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Maude Taylor Sergent. She was the widow of John Francis, and the sister of the late Benton Sergent, Andrew Sergent, Paris Sergent, and Alida Fields. Mrs. Francis was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church where she participated in the Ruth Browne Circle. She was also a member of the Lamplighters Home Economics Club, and was a volunteer with the Ripley County Chapter of the Red Cross and the American Heart Association. Surviving are a son, Fred Francis and wife Candy, Elizabethtown, Ind.; two daughters, Hazel Lemen and husband Dennis, Zionsville, Ind., and Nancy Crocker and husband Lee, Waverly, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Natalie Gilpin and husband Jerry, Versailles, Ind.; Christopher Crocker, Columbus, Ohio; Elizabeth Crocker, Waverly, Ohio; Nicholas Lemen and wife Amy, Indianapolis, Ind.; Jeff Lemen, Palm Desert, Calif.; and Tony Francis and Kylie Francis, both of Elizabethtown, Ind.; four great-grandchildren; a great- great-grandchild; a brother, Willis Sergent, Paris Crossing, Ind.; and a sister, Mattie Bates, Sellersburg, Ind. Funeral services were held at the Versailles Baptist Church. Burial was in the Grandview Memorial Garden at Madison, Ind. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 30, 2008

Frazier, Gertrude

Gertrude Frazier died November 7, 2007. She was 84 years old. She was married to the late Arvel Frazier and was the mother of Betty Jo Mueller of Royal Oak, Mich., and the late David Frazier and Jonathon Frazier. Also surviving are five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, December 19, 2007

Frazier, Roger

Whitesburg, KY native Roger Frazier, 43, of Crothersville, Ind., died December 13, 2007 in Seymour, Ind. A son of Barbara Faye Bates Frazier of Eubank and the late William Carl Frazier, he was a 1982 graduate of Jennings County High School and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Crothersville United Methodist Church. He was a brother of the late Katherine Frazier. Surviving are his wife, Teresa L. Kinser Frazier; five children, Morgan Sue Frazier, Henry Roger Frazier, William Zane Frazier, Richard Clem Koby Frazier, and Kathleen Leann Frazier, all at home; and a sister, Missy Bates, Kentucky. Funeral services were held December 15 at Crothersville United Methodist Church. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, December 19, 2007

Frazier, Victoria Dollarhide

Funeral services for Victoria Frazier, 62, of Cowan, KY, were held November 3, 2007 at Whitco Baptist Church. Burial was in the Miles Cemetery at Cowan, KY. Mrs. Frazier was a daughter of the late Isom and Clara Spears Dollarhide, and was the widow of Carlos Frazier. She was a sister of the late Oaksie Dollarhide and Odell Dollarhide. She died October 31, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. Survivors include a son, Jimmy Frazier, Cowan; three daughters, Dewanna Logan, Kingscreek, KY; Carolyn Sturgill, Cowan KY; and Becky Caudill, Viper, KY; a stepson, Joe Frazier, Jeremiah, KY; a stepdaughter, Theresa Williams, Kingscreek, KY; three brothers, Phillip Dollarhide and Earl David Dollarhide, both of Indiana, and Wendell Dollarhide, Premium, KY; four sisters, Verda Caudill, Viper, KY; Ona Faye Seaber, Tennessee; Tilda Fields, Whitesburg, KY; and Jeanette Deal, Cumberland, KY; 12 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, November 7, 2007

Froste, Nelson Donald

Nelson Donald Froste, 82, of Whitesburg, KY, died February 10, 2008 at the Veterans Center in Hazard, KY. Born in Letcher County, KY, he was a son of the late Joseph Bascum and Rachel Froste. He was married to the late Opal Siegriest Jones. Froste was a 1942 graduate of Whitesburg High School and a Navy veteran of World War II where he was a pharmacist mate. He attended Pikeville College and was graduated from the Kentucky School of Embalming in 1948. He was an accountant for Ashland Oil Company and had earlier worked at Craft Funeral Home and as a sales representative for Alber's Drug Company of Knoxville, Tenn. He was a member of the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Sueellen McNassar, Chicago; a son, Phillip Donald Froste, Greensboro, N.C.; three stepchildren; three grandchildren, Jack McNassar, Paul McNassar, and Rachel Frank; a great-grandchild, Tobias Frank; and cousins Jerry Blair, Glen Polly, Ralph Polly, and Norma Collins Thompson. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) February 13, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Hop Gibson Cemetery at Little Cowan, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, February 13, 2008

Froste, Opal Day Sigrest

Opal Day Sigrest Froste of Little Cowan, KY, died July 25, 2007 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, KY. She was 80 years old. A member of the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Alice Gilley Day. She is survived by her husband, Nelson Donald Froste; a son, Stewart Sigrest, Kingsport, Tenn.; two daughters, Stella Barnett, Eckerty, Ind., and Judy Allen, Tazewell, Tenn.; two sisters, Johnola Wyatt, Seymour, Ind., and Nellie Kilgore, Wise, Va.; a stepson, Phillip Froste, Greensboro, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Suellen McNassar, Chicago, Ill.; eight grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 28, 2007 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church, Millstone, KY. Burial was in the Hop Gibson Cemetery at Little Cowan, KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, August 1, 2007

Fugate, Betty Fern

Betty Fern Fugate, 52, of Middletown, Ohio, died May 28, 2008 at Hospice of Dayton, OH. Born at Mayking, KY, she was a daughter of Glenna Mae Polly Hicks and the late Charles Hicks, and a brother of the late Bennie D. Hicks. She worked at Madison Food Market as cashier and manager for 24 years, retiring in 2006. Mrs. Fugate attended the Poasttown Church of God. She was a CNA, and a member and past senior regent and recorder of Moose Chapter 183, Middletown Mad Hatters, and Praise and Worship Divas of West Chester. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Oceola "O.C." Fugate; children, Oceola "Opie" Fugate and wife Teresa, and Tisa Fugate; a grandson, Wyatt Nicholas Fugate; a brother, Charles R. Hicks and wife Cathy; a sister, Sharlotte Bentley; and friends, Colleen Johnson, Opal Chambers, Denise Bratcher, Barb Chasteen, and Donna Sams. Funeral services were held June 1, 2008 in Ohio. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 11, 2008

Gibson, Edgar L

Graveside services for Edgar L. Gibson, 77, will be held at 2 p.m., July 13, 2007, at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, KY. Military honors will be provided by a team from Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Born in Neon, Letcher Co KY, he was a son of the late Monroe Issac and Ora Russel Collins Gibson. He died December 21, 2006 in Louisville, KY after a short illness. His wife of 50 years, Beverly Patterson Gibson, who died December 4, 2002, will be buried with her husband. Gibson was graduated from Fleming-Neon High School in 1948 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force with the duties of communication and intelligence. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars and also served in Japan, Turkey and Germany. His last assignment was to the 1923rd Comm Group as center operations superintendent. He received the Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service four times, and the Bronze Star. He retired in 1974 after service of 26 years. In 1978, he joined the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service as assistant port director in Laredo, Tex. In 1988 he was transferred to the Louisville office where he was an adjudication officer. He worked for the Immigration and Naturalization Service for 28 years. Surviving are a daughter, Gwen Valdez and husband Ronnie, Enid, Okla.; two sons, Mark Gibson and wife Mary, Louisville, KY, and Gary Gibson, Houston, Tex.; a brother, Stanley Gibson, McRoberts, KY; a sister, Geraldine Mosgrove, Detroit, Mich.; five grandchildren, Kristi, Cammi, Ashley, Beverly, and Jessica; and a great-grandchild, Aaron Eric. Gibson was preceded in death by four brothers, Kermit McIntosh, McKinley Gibson, Arnold Gibson and Lowell Gibson, and a sister, Dianna Lynn Hall. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, July 4, 2007

Gibson, Lona Amburgey

Gibson, Lona Amburgey - Funeral services for Lona Gibson, 85, were held August 19, 2008 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Gibson family cemetery at Camp Branch, KY. Born in Knott County, KY, she was a daughter of the late John S. and Maggie Pigman Amburgey. She died August 16, 2008 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, KY. She was the widow of James D. Gibson, and the mother of the late Luther Gibson, Ricky Gibson, and Ruby Kirkpatrick. She is survived by a son, James D. Gibson and wife Kenetta, Sandlick, KY; five daughters, Betty Lou Taylor and husband Burl, Nicholasville, KY; Jennie Lee Jolly and husband Roger, Cynthiana, KY; Janice Sargent and husband Elmer, Beattyville, KY; Lois Dixon and husband Vernon, Whitesburg, KY; and Mary Jean Gibson, Lexington, KY; a sister, Eva Sexton, Camp Branch, KY; 13 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, KY, September 11, 2008

Gibson, Polly Ann Duncil

Funeral services for Polly Ann Duncil Gibson, 88, were held March 3, 2008 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Colson Cemetery, Colson, KY. A daughter of the late Ezra and Ella Pigman Everidge, she was born in Letcher County, KY. She died February 29, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. She was married to the late Floyd Duncil, and after his death married the late Charlie Gibson. She was a sister of the late Gladys Holbrook, and was a member of the Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Earl C. Duncil and wife Coleen, Kite, KY; a daughter, Mercitus Adams and husband Johnny, Sandlick, KY; two brothers, Emitt Everidge and L.B. Everidge, both of Colson, KY; four sisters, Dicie Jenia, Franklin, Ohio; Samantha Hall, Colson, KY; Nell Williams, Whitesburg, KY; and Wilma Preece, Hindman, KY; four grandchildren, Avery Adams and wife Kathy, Jatanna Hall and husband Keith, Bridgett Hall and husband Larry, and Elizabeth Duncil Honeycutt and husband Randall; six great-grandchildren, Sean Honeycutt, Jonathon Adams, Justin Adams, Emily Hall, Evan Hall, Nicholas Hall, Whitney Hall, and Olivia Hall; and a great-great-grandchild, Hayleigh Thornsberry. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 12, 2008

Gilliam, Virginia Carolyn Ison

Funeral services for Virginia Carolyn Ison Gilliam, 70, of Cumberland, KY, were held May 17, 2007 at the Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church. Burial was in the Hop Gibson Cemetery at Cowan, KY. A daughter of the late Cassel and Beulah Gibson Caudill, she died May 15 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was a sister of the late Stuart Sigrest, George Sigrest, and Emma Campbell. Mrs. Gilliam was a member of the Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church, Cowan Community Homemakers, Women's Auxiliary, and White Shrine. She served as a volunteer grandparent and was a columnist for The Mountain Eagle, The Cousins, and the Community Press. Surviving are her husband, Bethel Gilliam; two sons, Robert Irvin Ison and wife Carla Slone, and Earnest Franklin Ison and wife Diana, all of Little Cowan; three daughters, Janice Kae Fisher and husband David, Little Cowan; Doris Vern Collins of Little Cowan and husband Robert of Buck Creek; and Donna Vae Watts and husband Mike, Roxana; a stepson, Wayne Gilliam, Speedwell, Tenn.; three stepdaughters, Joan Lewis, College Corner, Ind.; Sheila Hall, Cumberland; and Sharon Parks, Memphis, Ind.; a brother, Robert Caudill, Little Cowan; three sisters, Thelma Ison, Flemingsburg; Susan Stamper, Lexington; and Janice Wolad, Maryland; 11 grandchildren, Robbie Ison Jr., Rachel Fields, Jessica Cook, Dillon Fisher, Frederick Eversole, Morgan Eversole, Micca Watts, Michael Watts, Raven Ison, Dylan Bentley, and Ryan Bentley; and two great-grandchildren, Lexi Santana and Jessie Creedence Cook. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, May 23, 2007

Goodlette, Bess

Bess Goodlette, age 79, of Hazard, KY, died Saturday, August 2, 2008 at the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center, Hazard, KY. She was a member of the Hazard Christian Church where she was the pianist for many years. She was also a member of the Alpha Xi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi for 23 years. She was the daughter of the late Roy Goldsmith and the late Pauline Begley Goldsmith. She is preceded in death by her grandson, Joseph Taylor Fannin. She is survived by her husband, Joe Goodlette; daughters Margaret (Hugh Hodge) Goodlette and Paul Goodlette; sister Virgina and Ansel Davis; grandchild Amy Fannin and special friend Dottie Caldwell. Donations may be made to Mountain Hospice, 3115 N. Main, Hazard, Ky. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home where the family received friends on Monday, August 4, 2008. The funeral service was conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 with Rev. Ellen Peach officiating. Interment was at the Englewood Cemetery in Christopher, KY.

Goodman, William Charles

William Charles "Bill" Goodman, 62, of Springboro, Ohio, died May 8, 2007. Born at Cromona, KY, he was a son of the late James Thomas and Geneva Young Goodman. He was an uncle of the late Dana Webb, Manuel Hampton, and Charles Eddie Goodman, and a brother of the late Viola Hampton, Andrew Goodman, James Goodman, Sherman Goodman, and Big William Goodman. Goodman was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War and received a number of medals including the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Land Mine War Force and Demolition in Vietnam, 3D Engineer Command. He was also an expert marksman and was director of Small Arms and Fire Arms, and received the Expert Machine Gunners Medal and recognition for Faithful and Dedicated Service of the Eighth Marine Regiment. He also was a policeman in Neon, KY. Goodman retired from General Motors Trucks and Bus Plant of Dayton, Ohio, after working 30 years. He was a coach with the Trotwood, Ohio, Boys' Baseball Club, and an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds and the University of Kentucky basketball team. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Patricia Bullion Goodman; a son, William Thomas Goodman; a daughter, Tammy Lannette Buerger; grandchildren, Dylan Thomas, Christian, and Zoe; five brothers, Harold Goodman, Ricky Goodman, Ray Goodman, Gay Goodman, and Dennis Goodman; and four sisters, Wilma Mullins, Betty Webb, Elsie Webb, and Deranda Wyatt. Funeral services were held June 2, 2007 in Trotwood, Ohio. Burial was in the Dayton Ohio National Military Cemetery. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, June 27, 2007

Griffin, Letrice Sizemore

Graveside services for Letrice Sizemore Griffin, 81, were held November 6, 2007 in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Columbia, S.C. Born at Domino, KY, she was a daughter of the late John B. and Ellen Morgan Sizemore and the widow of William Griffin. She died November 2, 2007. Mrs. Griffin was retired from the Fort Jackson Post Exchange. She is survived by a daughter, Ellen Griffin Brown and husband Mike; a granddaughter, Katie Brown; and two sisters, Audrey Baker and Candus Boggs. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, November 28, 2007

Griffith, Buford Boot

Funeral services for Buford Boot Griffith, 66, of Hamilton, Ohio, were held October 20, 2007 in Fairfield, Ohio. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. A son of Vergie Whitaker Griffith and the late Rence Griffith, he was born at Hallie, KY. He died October 16, 2007. Griffith was an electrician at Fusite and was a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed fishing and was a handyman for his family and friends. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Ann Hampton Griffith; a daughter, Michelle Bullock and husband James; a son, James Rence Griffith; grandchildren, Stuart Duncan III, Madison Griffith, and Christopher Bullock; a sister, Joyce Hicks and husband John; and a brother, Ken Griffith and wife Willetta. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, November 14, 2007

Halcomb, Glenna June

Glenna June Halcomb died August 1, 2007 at her residence at Hallie, KY. She was 43 years old. She was a daughter of Wanda Miller Halcomb Akemon of Hallie, KY and the late Henry Halcomb. Surviving in addition to her mother are her stepfather, Wayne Akemon, Hallie, KY; a son, Dustin Reed "Digger" Halcomb, Hallie, KY; three brothers, Vadus Akemon, Hallie, and Greg Halcomb and Vickey Dean Halcomb, both of Linefork; three sisters, Gloria Akemon and Valerie Akemon, both of Hallie, KY, and Marlene Cornett, Linefork, KY; her grandmother, Lovell Miller, Hallie, KY; a friend, Jimmy "Dip" Collins, and his parents, Gary Wayne and Loretta Sue Collins; his three brothers, Gary Dale Collins, Charles Collins and Cody Wayne Collins; and his sister, Kathy May Collins. Funeral services were held August 4, 2007 at the Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Cornett Cemetery at Hallie, KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, August 8, 2007

Halcomb, Henry Roosevelt

Funeral services for Henry Roosevelt Halcomb, 60, of Hindman, KY, were held March 2, 2008. Burial was in Mountain Memory Gardens in Hindman, KY. A son of the late Lon and Myrtle McCray Halcomb, he was born in Letcher County, KY. He died February 28, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. He was a brother of the late Jimmy Halcomb, Ray Farrell Halcomb, Faye Morgan, and Sarah Smith. Surviving are his wife, Pam Mullins Halcomb; a son, Jamie Halcomb and wife Tammy; five sisters, Esma Hart and husband Newton, Mary York and husband Earnie, Dorothy Sexton and husband Billy, Shirley Collins and husband Tommy, and Betty Wilson and husband Charlie; and a brother, Howard Halcomb and wife Clara. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 5, 2008

Halcomb, Monia Irene

Funeral services for Monia Irene Halcomb, 85, of Cowan, KY, were held May 13, 2007 at the G. Bennett Adams Church. Burial was in the Banks Peaceful Hills Cemetery at Ice, Kentucky. A daughter of the late Wesley and Helen Emmaline Hulty Dupin, she died May 10 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. She was the mother of the late Robert A. Barnett Jr., Roger Dale Barnett Sr., and Wesley Barnett. Surviving are her husband, Solomon H. Halcomb; four daughters, Stella Mae Wells and Louise Williams, both of Evansville, Ind.; Loretta Sturgill, Premium; and Yvonne Neal, California; 13 grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, May 16, 2007

Halcomb, Willmer

Funeral services for Willmer Halcomb, 84, will be held Thursday, July 26, 2007, in Carlisle, KY. Born in Gordon, KY, he was a son of the late Irvin and Mary E. Halcomb. He was a graduate of Kingdom Come High School, Eastern Kentucky State Teacher's College, and the University of Kentucky. He died July 22, 2007 after a short illness. Halcomb was an Army veteran of World War II when he fought at the Battle of the Bulge in the 94th Infantry Division. He received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service after working in Boyd, Greenup, Monroe, Nicholas, and Robinson counties in Kentucky. He was a member of the Association for Retired Soil Conservation Service Personnel, and the Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church in Hallie, KY. He was also a member of the Eastern Star, a 32nd Degree Mason, and a Shriner. He was a former member of the Rotary Club and was an honorary Kentucky Colonel. Known to many as "Beeman", he was an avid beekeeper and belonged to the Blue Grass Beekeepers Association. He was preceded in death by a son, Wilmer Halcomb, and three brothers, Lawrence Halcomb, Warren Halcomb, and Tolbert Halcomb. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ison Halcomb; two daughters, Pamela Halcomb and Wilma Archey and husband, Richard; a grandson, Jeremy Archey; and brothers and sisters, Clarence Halcomb, Ruth Parton, Ross Halcomb, Harry Halcomb, Wallace Halcomb, Eva Goodman, Lester Halcomb, Mary Jackson, and Jesse Swafford. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, July 25, 2007

Hall, Lawnie Isaac

Hall, Lawnie Isaac - Funeral services for Lawnie Isaac Hall, 95, of Deane, KY, were held August 18, 2008 in Hindman, KY. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. A daughter of the late Columbus and Ida Bates Hall, she was born in Knott County, KY. She died August 14, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was the mother of the late Peggy Bates and Reatha Isaac, and a sister of the late Earl Hall, Arlie Hall, and Ollie Baker. Surviving are three sons, Oscar Isaac Jr., Flatt Rock, N.C.; Zenith H. Isaac, Grand Prairie, Tex.; and Tex Isaac, Jenkins, KY; a daughter, Pauline Elkins, Pikeville; a sister, Della Meade, Deane, KY; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a greatgreat grandchild. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, September 11, 2008

Hall, Linda Venters

Linda Hall, 61, died April 17, 2008 at her home in Covington, KY. Born in Letcher County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Linville and Helen Pass Venters. She was the mother of the late Christopher Hall and a sister of the late Dale Ray Venters. Mrs. Hall was a member of Light of Calvary Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Roger Hall; two sons, Roger Hall and wife Pierrette and Steven Hall and wife Pam; two sisters, Beth Holt and husband David, Mineral Wells, Tex., and Regina Rodriguez, Covington, KY; a sister-in-law, Marsha Venters, Hiawasee, KY; and six grandchildren, Zach, Loren, Andy, Alex, Caroline and Levi. Funeral services were held April 20, 2008 at Light of Calvary Baptist Church. Burial was at Lawnwood Memorial Park in Covington, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 23, 2008

Hall, Ronnie Dale "Little Red"

Funeral services for Ronnie Dale "Little Red" Hall, 55, of Jenkins, KY, were held February 14, 2008 at the Dorton Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Hall & Smallwood Cemetery at Dorton, KY. A son of the late Hassel and Hazel Ray Hall, he was born in Pike County, KY. He died February 11, 2008 at the home of his niece, Karen Kinder, and Randy Wolford. Hall was employed by Golden Years Rest Home in Jenkins, and was a member of the Sons of American Legion at Jenkins Post No. 66 and the Dorton Old Regular Baptist Church. He was the father of the late Georgina Hall and a brother of the late Georgia Bell Ball. Surviving are a son, Robert Dale Hall, Knott County, KY; four brothers, John W. Hall and wife Barb, Dorton, KY; Dors Hall and wife Magdalene and Harold Dean Hall, all of Jenkins, KY; and Henry "Poncho" Hall and wife Pat, Georgia; and two sisters, Aileen Anderson and husband Doug, Georgia; and Linda S. Mullins and husband Bobby, Jenkins, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, February 20, 2008

Hall, Sadie Imel Fife

Sadie Imel Fife Hall, 90, died June 12, 2007 at her home at Sadieville, KY. Born in Pike County, KY, she was a daughter of the late John W. Fife and Alka Mae Hunter Fife Fields, and a stepdaughter of the late Pinson Fields. She was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Georgetown, KY, and author of the poetry book A Cloak of Memories. She also had been an Avon sales representative. She was the widow of Benjamin H. Hall, the mother of the late Hubert H. Hall, a sister of the late Berlin Fife, Zachary Fife, and Gerald Fields, the grandmother of the late April Lace Hall, and the mother-in-law of the late William B. Harper, Robert N. Collins, Can M. Bentley, and Burl Anderson. Surviving are nine children, Patty Elson and husband Lloyd, Troy, Ohio; Bonnie Collins, Georgetown, KY; Ernestene Bentley, North Ridgeville, Ohio; Douglas Hall, Midland, Mich.; Billie Louise Fryman and husband Garnett, Sadieville, KY; Lillian Fisher and husband Robert, Vandalia, Ohio; John L. Hall, Neon, KY; Vera Anderson, McRoberts, KY; and Diane Pilkenton and husband Johnny, Bristol, Va.; three brothers, Charles Fife, Indianapolis, Ind.; Thomas Virgil Fife, Brownsburg, Ind., and John L. Fife, Ft. Pierce, Fla.; four sisters, Ernie Belle Fields, Phyllis; Ernestene Martin, Live Oaks, Fla.; Hazel Griffith, Morehead, KY; and Clarice Jean Adams, Ft. Pierce, Fla.; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 16, 2007 in Cynthiana, KY. Burial was in the Battle Grove Cemetery. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, June 20, 2007

Hammons, Franklin C

Funeral services for Franklin C. Hammons, 71, of Columbus, Ind., were held June 9, 2007 in Columbus, OH. Burial was in the Old Union Cemetery. Born in Whitesburg, KY, he was a son of the late Corbett and Elsie Hall Hammons. He was a 1954 graduate of Whitesburg High School, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY and retired in 1995 from Reliance Electric in Columbus, OH. He was a member of the Old Union United Church of Christ, and Kentucky Club of Southern Indiana. He died June 6, 2007. Hammons coached Bantam football and was an avid fan of University of Kentucky basketball. He was a bell ringer for the Salvation Army and also volunteered at Agency on Aging and Columbus Regional Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Stiles Hammons; children Ed Hammons and wife Dawn, Lexington, KY; Ann Hammons, Lafayette, Ind.; and Will Hammons and wife Amy, Columbus, OH; sisters Inez Underwood, Nicholasville, KY, and Yvonne Hammock, Whitesburg, KY; and grandchildren Corbett, Lydia and Luke Hammons. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, June 13, 2007

Hampton, Donald

Donald Hampton, 80, of Hillsboro, Ohio, died February 26, 2008. Born in Jeremiah, KY, he was a son of the late Jasper and Georgie Mae Back Hampton. He was a stepson of the late Lloyd Day, and a brother of the late Vaultie Hampton and Glendon Hampton He was a stepbrother of the late Amis Day, Wilson Day, and J. D. Edward Day. Hampton was retired from Fisher Body in Cincinnati, Ohio He was a U S Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Virginia "Gin" Ruckel Hampton, a son, Dale Hampton, Hillsboro, OH; a daughter, Tina Hampton Widmeyer, Buford, Ohio; grandchildren, Cole, Brian and Tori, and Jonathan, Christina and Ginny, and 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Gladys Thompson, New Castle, Ind.; a brother ,Gale Hampton, Waynesburg, KY; a half-brother, Estill Day, Connersville, Ind.; half-sisters, Orene Correll and Mary Ann Yantz, Somerset, KY; stepbrothers Burnett Day, Titusville, Fla., and Joe Day, Somerset, KY; stepsisters, Rachel Wright and Magel Guinn, both of Lexington, KY; Betty Wrenn, Bloomington, Ind.; Hettie Thompson, Eubank, KY; Nancy Caudill and Margaret Eldridge, both of Somerset, KY; and Minnie Caudill, Louisville, KY. Funeral services were conducted March 1, 2008 in Buford, Ohio. Burial was in Buford Cemetery, Buford, OH. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 5, 2008

Hampton, Letrell

Letrell Hampton of Doty Creek, KY, died November 25, 2007. He was 67 years old. He is survived by his wife of 44 years; a daughter, Sheila Hart and husband Jerry; two granddaughters, Amy Sexton and Deanna Dixon of Blackey, KY; a grandson, Joshua Whitaker, Blackey, KY; a great-grandson, Dylan Whitaker, Blackey, KY; two brothers, Relon Hampton and wife Adalene, Premium, KY, and L.D. Hampton and wife Gabriella, Hinesville, Ga.; two sisters, Bernice Snell and Betty R. Hatton and husband Vernol, all of Blackey, KY; and friends Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Caudill. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, December 12, 2007

Harris, Jane Harvey McKinney

Jane Harvey McKinney Harris, 56, died April 9, 2008 at her home at Morehead, KY after an illness of several weeks. Born in West Liberty, KY, she was a daughter of the late Chester and Beatrice Fugett Harvey. Mrs. Harris was a CMA/CNA and worked at the Life Care Center for 29 years. She received her bachelor's degree in sociology from Morehead State University and also attended Lees Junior College. She was a member of the Hayes Branch Community Church. She was married to the late Larry Joe McKinney and after his death married Ricky Harris, who survives her. She was the mother of the late Ryan Matthew McKinney. Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Larry Michael McKinney and wife Tonya, Fleming-Neon, KY, and Stephen Ray Harris, Morehead, KY; a sister, Jean Harvey Keeton, Morehead, KY; three grandchildren, Graham McKinney, Abbigail McKinney and Emily McKinney, her mother-in-law, Zella "Mumzie" Harris, Morehead, KY, and a friend, Ruby Boggs, Morehead, KY. Funeral services were held April 12. 2008 in Morehead, KY. Burial was in the Trumbo Hill Cemetery. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 16, 2008

Hatton, Clayton "Claty"

Funeral services for Clayton "Claty" Hatton, 79, of Whitco, KY, were held March 5, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the R.B. Caudill Cemetery at Whitco, KY. A son of the late John and Mattie Mullins Hatton, he died March 2, 2008 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home. He was a brother of the late William Junior Hatton, David Senior Hatton, James G. Hatton, Roy Edward Hatton, and Flossie Ruth Hatton. He is survived by two brothers, Virgil Hatton, Bishopville, S.C., and Chester Lee Hatton, Russell Springs, KY, and two sisters, Fleta Mae Brown and Alberta Barker, both of Whitco, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 12, 2008

Hatton, Lee Willard

Funeral services for Lee Willard Hatton, 71, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) January 23, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Pearl Dixon Cemetery at Blackey, KY. A son of the late Chester and Grace Combs Hatton, he died January 20, 2008 at his home at Blackey, KY. He was a brother of the late Larry Hatton and Paul Hatton. Surviving are three daughters, Rhonda Hudson and husband Steve, Mallie; Donna Blair and husband Rodney, New Hope, Ala.; and Connie Cornett and husband Carlo, Blackey, KY; four brothers, Bill Hatton, Guadalajara, Mexico; Boyd Hatton, Jeremiah; Vernol Hatton, Blackey, KY; and D.C. Hatton, Indianapolis, Ind.; two sisters, Wilda Caudill, Letcher, KY, and Joyce Messer, Elkton, KY; five grandchildren, Michael Shaun Fields, Robin Dismuke, Justin Cornett, Scott Cupps, and Rebecca Thompson; and two great-grandchildren, Michael Fields and Kaleb Dismuke. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 16, 2008

Hayes, Alice Mae

Funeral services for Alice Mae Hayes, 77, of Jenkins, KY, were held July 16, 2007 at Carty Funeral Home. Burial was in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens at Big Stone Gap, Va. Born in Jenkins, KY, she was a daughter of the late Alvin Powell and Carrie Wilson Oliver, and the widow of David Hayes. She died July 13, 2007 at Cardinal Hill Specialty Hospital in Fort Thomas. Mrs. Hayes had worked at Golden Years Rest Home and at Jenkins Community Hospital. She attended the Freewill Baptist Church. She was a sister of the late Marie Finley, Joel Oliver, Joseph C. Oliver, James F. Oliver, and Charles Oliver.  Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Hayes, Louisville, KY; three sons, Roger Hayes, Blackey, KY, and Michael Hayes and James Anthoney Hayes, both of Jenkins, KY; a brother, Robert Lee Oliver, Pound, Va.; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, July 18, 2007

Haynes, Delores Evelyn Webb

A memorial service for Delores Evelyn Webb Haynes will be held January 26, 2008 in Mt. Sterling, KY. A daughter of the late Henry M. Webb Sr. and Elizabeth "Nannie" Hughes Webb, she was born in Letcher County, KY. She died January 19, 2008. She was a sister of the late Carlos Webb, Howard Webb, Doward Webb, Arlie Webb, and Henry M. Webb Jr. Mrs. Haynes attended the University of Kentucky, George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, and Transylvania University. She worked in the Office of Research in the Arlington (Va.) County Public Schools, and was secretary to the principal at Bryan Station High School in Lexington and George Wythe High School in Virginia, to the president and chancellor at the University of Richmond (Va.), and to the pastor of Green Memorial Methodist Church in Roanoke, Va. She was also a reporter for the Henry County Local. She served as co-chairman of Keep Fredericksburg Clean when the organization won a national award. She was honored by the Fredericksburg mayor and city council for Meritorious Achievements. Mrs. Haynes was president of the Campbellsburg Woman's Club, a board member of the Presbyterian Post Medical Services and Montgomery County Education Foundation, and president of the Montgomery County Council for the Arts. She was a Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow and was named a Duchess of Hazard, Ky. She attended the Ascension Episcopal Church and the First Church of God. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Dr. Robert C. Haynes Sr., Mt. Sterling; a son, Robert C. Haynes Jr., Goshen; a daughter, Susan Frances Haynes, Lexington, KY; a brother, Ret. Air Force Col. Vernard Webb, Charlottesville, Va.; four sisters, Cora Sue Richardson and Audry June Kincer, both of Jenkins, KY; Louise Minor, Bardstown, KY; and Monell Caudill, Grand Blanc, Mich.; four grandchildren, Rebekah Haynes Downing, Clayton Todd Haynes, Courtney Leigh Bache, and William Kendall Bache; two great-grandchildren, Samantha Downing and Ryan Downing; and a daughter in-law, Debby Hamm Haynes, Goshen. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 23, 2008

Haynes, Marcus E.

Marcus E. Haynes, age 49, of Hazard, KY, died Monday, July 28, 2008, at his residence. He was the son of the late Tom Haynes and the late Bertha Hollifield. He is survived by one daughter, Lori Haynes; special companion Wanda Gayheart, sisters Juanita Sebastian, brothers Luke, Clay, Clyde, Wade, and Larry Haynes. He is also survived by a host of family and friends. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. The visitation was held Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at the Clear Creek Old Regular Baptist Church. The funeral service will be at the church on Wednesday (today), July 30, 2008, at 10 a.m. with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Interment will be at Beech Creek Cemetery in Knott County, KY.

Hensley, Rayburn

Funeral services for Rayburn Hensley, 69, were held May 31, 2008 at the Little Colley Pentecostal Church. Burial was in the Babe Ison Cemetery at Isom, KY. A son of the late John and Lizza Hensley, he died May 27, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington, KY. Surviving are a son, Joey Hensley and wife Judy, Lexington, KY; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three nephews, and two nieces. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 4, 2008

Hickey, Forestine Adams

Forestine Hickey, 84, of LaFollette, Tenn., died May 19, 2008. Mrs. Hickey was a member of the Lake City Church of Christ. She was a daughter of the late John D. Adams and Allie Jones, and a sister of the late J.C. Jones. Funeral services were held May 22 in Tennessee. Burial was May 23, 2008 in the Caudill Cemetery in Premium, KY. Survivors include her husband, Elmer E. Hickey; children, Jerry Edward Hickey and wife Kathy, Waynesville, Ohio; Brenda J. Stanley, Spring Hill, Tenn.; Sharon J. Chase and husband Joe, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and Jeffrey Keith Hickey, LaFollette, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Janice Baker and husband Wayne, Louisville, and Joyce Caudill and husband Walter, Premium, KY; and a brother, Frank Jones, Premium, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher
County, KY, May 28, 2008

Hicks, Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis Hicks, 40, died July 28, 2007 at his home at Mayking, KY. He was the son of James Curtis Hicks of Fleming, KY, and Lily Mae Conner Hicks of Crown, KY. Funeral services were held July 30, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Randall Day Cemetery at Ermine, KY. Surviving in addition to his parents are a son, Brandon Curtis Hicks, Big Stone Gap, Va.; a daughter, Tabatha Danese Hicks, Big Stone Gap, Va.; a sister, Ramona Jones and husband Coy, Meadowview, Va.; and a nephew, Jason Jones, Meadowview, Va. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, August 1, 2007

Hicks, Vernon Rushell

Graveside services for Vernon Rushell Hicks, 65, were held June 22, 2008 at the American Legion Douglas Day Post 152 Cemetery at Pine Mountain, KY. A son of the late Arthur and Martha Wooten Hicks, he was born in Letcher County, KY. He died June 20, 2008 at his home at Mayking, KY. Hicks was a retired U.S. Marine and worked for 10 years as transportation director for the Department of Defense. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #40 in Jeffersonville, Ind., and the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Whitesburg, KY. Surviving are his wife, Fran Webb Hicks; two sons, Thomas, Georgetown, KY, and Stephen, Mayking, KY; a daughter, Staci, Mayking, KY; two sisters, Thelma West and husband Bill, Dayton, Ohio, and Florance Sturgill and husband Jake, Colson, KY; and a brother, James Curtis and wife Lily Mae, Mayking, KY. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 25, 2008

Higgins, Tilda

Tilda Higgins, 89, of Redfox, died December 14, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. Born at Redfox, she was the widow of Elbert Higgins. Surviving are two stepsons, Bobby Higgins and Jimmy Higgins, both of Gary, Ind., and James and Mollie Higgins of Redfox, KY. Funeral services will be held December 22, 2007 in Hindman, KY. Burial will be in the Higgins Cemetery at Sassafras, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, December 19, 2007

Hodges, Marjorie Jo Fields

Funeral services for Marjorie Jo Fields Hodges, 62, were held May 12, 2008 in Pound, Va. Burial was in the Sandlick Cemetery, Whitesburg, KY. A daughter of the late John Kelsey and Sophronia Inez Gray Fields, she was a sister of the late Loa Kay Fields, Raymond Francis Fields, and Kelsey Jack Fields and the grandmother of the late Kelsey Ray Haley. Mrs. Hodges was a registered nurse and was a former nursing supervisor at Norton Community Hospital Norton, Va., for more than 18 years. She died May 9, 2008 at her home in Norton, VA. Survivors include three daughters, Ruth Inez Breeding and husband Ernie, Coeburn, Va.; Debra Marcille Hodges and Robbie Taylor, Jenkins, KY; and Sandra Donelle Haley and husband Jarred, Whitesburg, KY; a sister, Flora Naomi Gray, Louisville, KY; a brother, James Fields and wife Faye, Berea, KY; and grandchildren, Johnathan, Kayse, Ashley, Brittany, Kensley, and Emilee. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, May 14, 2008

Holbrook, Larry Doyle

Larry Doyle Holbrook, 65, died October 27, 2007 at his home at Flat Gap, KY. A son of the late Earl and Leona Hall Holbrook, he was the brother of the late Charlene Holbrook. Surviving are two sisters, Rosemary Smith and husband Eddie, and Phyllis Holbrook, all of Fulton, Tex. Funeral services were held November 4, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery at Ermine, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 19, 2008

Holland, Zola Combs

Zola Combs Holland, born September 28, 1927, departed this life on Saturday, July 26, 2008 peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family after a long illness with cancer. She was 80 years, nine months and 28 days old at the time of her passing. She was born in Acup, Ky. the daughter of the late Preston Combs and the late Malvery Shepherd Combs. She was a lifelong resident of Perry County, KY, and was a member of the Walker Branch Pentecostal Church, and was a quilt maker, gardener, and a loving mother, grandmother and caring neighbor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hargis Holland; brothers Bradley, McCoy and Frank Combs; sisters Addie Combs, Sadie Eldridge; Polly Burns and Nola Nunley; and by one grandson, Edward Burns. She leaves the following relatives surviving son Bobby Ray Burns of Hazard, KY; daughters Maxine Barnett and husband David of Hazard, KY, Pauline Johnson and husband Danny of Hazard, KY, and Evalene Holland Gross of Hazard, KY. She is also survived by her special friend, Jenell Banks of Hazard, KY, 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and two great great granddaughters and a host of nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. The funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home in Hazard, KY, with Bobby Bowling officiating. The burial followed in the Combs Cemetery at Lothair, KY. The visitation was at the funeral home on Monday, July 28, 2008. Posted in the Hazard Herald, Hazard, KY, Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Howard, Harry Thomas

Harry Thomas Howard, 89, died May 15, 2008 at his home in Radford, Va. Born in Kentucky, he was a son of the late McCoy and Lillie B. Howard. He was married to the late Viola Morine Bentley Howard. Howard was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and had retired after 32 years from the police force at RAAP. He also had been a coal miner in Kentucky for 14 years. Surviving are six daughters, Jewel Whited and husband Jim, Lynn Seltz and husband Jim, Barbara Mathes, Rebecca May and husband Chuck, all of Radford, Va.; Belinda Helton and husband W.C., Calhoun; and Madonna Warmack and husband Jim, Largo, Fla.; a son, Harry M. Howard, Radford, Va.; a brother, Dan Howard, Whitesburg, KY; 12 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 18 at Calvary Baptist Church in Radford, Va. Entombment was in the Highland Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Dublin, Va. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, May 21, 2008

Hudgins, Vicki Lynne

Vicki Lynne Hudgins, 38, of Dalton, Ga., died June l8, 2008. She was a daughter of Ann Hubbard of Chuckey, Tenn., and Richard Hubbard of Greeneville, Tenn. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Lynn Douglas Hudgins Jr.; a son, Nathaniel "Nate" Perrin Hudgins, at home; her father-inlaw and mother-in-law, Lynn Douglas Hudgins Sr. and Linda L. Hudgins, Salem, S.C.; and a brother, Richard Darren Hubbard and wife Deborah, and their two children, Hannah Mae and Jamie Leann, Chuckey, Tenn. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., June 28, at First Presbyterian Church in Dalton, Ga. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 25, 2008

Huff, Gary Wallan

Gary Wallan Huff, 55, died November 24, 2007 at his home in Cumberland, KY after a long illness. Born in Benham, KY, he was a son of the late John D. and Myrtle Halcomb Huff. He was a brother of the late Clarence Huff, Elmo Huff, Vivian Halcomb, Susie Cornett, Mae Ison, and Monette Ison. Huff had lived in Cumberland, KY for two years and had previously lived in Indiana for 25 years. He had been a construction worker and a coal miner. Surviving are six brothers, Edgar Huff, Waylon Huff, and Wendell Huff, all of Indiana; Rodney Huff, Linefork; Dale Huff, Eubank; and Lendell Huff, Cumberland; and three sisters, Gwendolyn Farmer, Illinois; Grace Parrott, Lynch; and Allene Foley, Monticello, KY. Funeral services were held November 26, 2007 in Benham, KY. Burial was in the Halcomb Cemetery at Linefork, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, November 28, 2007

Huff, Jimmy Donald

Funeral services for Jimmy Donald Huff, 52, were held March 2, 2008 at Carty Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. A son of Norma Jean McHone Huff of Neon, KY and the late Clyde Huff, he was born in Louisville, KY. He died February 28, 2008 at his home at Neon, KY. Huff was a coal miner and had also worked in the carpet industry in Georgia where he was injured and became disabled. He enjoyed riding his four-wheeler and spending time in the woods. Surviving in addition to his mother are a sister, Kathy Dawn Pigman, Somerset, KY, and two nieces and a nephew, Stacy Pigman, Vanessa Pigman and Kevin Pigman, also of Somerset, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 19, 2008

Huff, Paul

Paul Huff, born March 18, 1912, departed this life on Monday, July 21, 2008, at the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center. He was 96 years, four months and three days of age at the time of his passing. He was born in Leslie County, KY the son of the late Sherman Huff and the late Lucy Jane Campbell Huff. He was a retired coal miner and retired from the vocational school. He was a lifelong resident of Perry County, KY and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Yerkes Baptist Church where he was song leader for years. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Joyce Ann Merrill. He leaves the following relatives surviving: daughter Judy M. Campbell and husband John C., Jr. of Krypton, KY; sister Marie Baker of Irvine, Ky.; four grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, July 24, 2008, at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home in Hazard, KY with Paul Couch and Jim Sluss officiating. Military rites were given immediately following the funeral service at the gravesite. The burial followed in the Yerkes Baptist Church Cemetery. The visitation was at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home on Wednesday evening, July 23, 2008.

Hughes, Pauline

Funeral services for Pauline Hughes, 68, were held September 28, 2007 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Bates Cemetery at Ermine, KY. Mrs. Hughes was a daughter of the late Riley and Norma Grim Hughes and was born in Letcher County, KY. She died September 26, 2007 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, KY. She was a member of the McRoberts Senior Citizens, and was a sister of the late Billy Gene Hughes, Hargus Hughes, Anna Ruth Donnelly, Faye Jent, and Alice Perry. She is survived by a son, James Evan Hughes and wife Barbi, Lexington, KY; two brothers, Bobby Dean Hughes and Danny Ray Hughes, both of Millstone, KY; and two sisters, Donna Sue Edwards, Corbin, KY, and Fronda Wright, Wise, Va. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, October 3, 2007

Hurt, Donald

Donald Hurt, age 66, of Bulan, KY, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at his residence. He was the son of the late Chester Hurt and Mae Moore Hurt. He is survived by one sister, Louise Stephens of Southpoint, Oh. He is also survived by a host of family and friends. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home. Graveside service took place on Saturday, August 2, 2008 at the Curt Napier Cemetery in Lotts Creek, KY with Sean Mayenschein officiating. Posted in the Hazard Herald, Hazard, KY, Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Ison, Betty Jo

Betty Jo Ison, 71, died May 28, 2008 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY. Born at Sparkman Branch at Pippa Passes, KY, she was a daughter of the late Marion and Maude Sparkman. She was the widow of Delmus Ison, and a sister of the late Junior Sparkman, Rankin Sparkman, and Jimmy Sparkman. Funeral services were held May 31, 2008 at the Isom Presbyterian Church, Isom, KY. Burial was in the Isom Cemetery, Isom, KY. She is survived by a daughter, Angela Webb and husband Tuffy; a son, Roger Ison and wife Rebecca; two grandchildren, Corbin Del Ison and Jillian Rose Ison; Abbie Adams and Jane Adams; a brother, Bill Sparkman and wife Kathy, Xenia, Ohio; and four sisters, Vivian Adams, Taylor, Mich.; Creva Jewell Hall and husband Millard, Riverside, Ohio; Mary Back and husband Bryan, Hamilton, Ohio; and Peggy Collins and husband Dale, Redfox, KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 4, 2008

Ison, Edith Hammond

Edith Ison died October 17, 2007 at her home at Isom, KY. She was 99 years old. A daughter of the late Jack and Belle Profitt Hammond, she was the widow of Corbin Ison. She was preceded in death by a friend, Bertie Skyles. Mrs. Ison was a retired schoolteacher, who taught 30 years in Letcher County and 14 years in Eustis. She was active in the Isom Presbyterian Church. She is survived by two daughters, Aerolene Cox and husband Bill, Auburntown, Tenn., and Neucedia Miller and husband Wink, Isom, KY; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and friends, Phyllis Asher, Jackie Moore, Maude Sumner, Melinda Baker, and Pat Hampton. Funeral services were held October 19, 2007 at the Isom Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the Isom Cemetery, Isom, KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, October 24, 2007

Ison, Fred

Funeral services for Fred Ison, 79, were held April 1, 2008 at the Kingscreek Community Church. Burial was in the Ison family cemetery at Kingscreek, KY. A son of the late Harrison and Stella Brock Ison, he died March 29, 2008 at his home at Kingscreek, KY. He was married to the late Maxine Fields Ison. Surviving are three sons, Levone Williams, Danny Ray Ison, and Larry Dean Ison, all of Kingscreek, KY; two daughters, Yvonne Wilson, Dry Fork, and Annette Akers, Kingscreek, KY; six grandsons, Ricky, Bill, Arthur Lee, Danny, Fred, Jeremy, and Cody; three granddaughters, Cynthia, Jessica, and Wendy; two step-grandchildren; a great-grandson, Trey; and four step great granddaughters. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 2, 2008

Ison, Gene Sanford

Memorial services for Gene Sanford Ison, 83, were held July 28, 2007. Burial was in the Delaney family cemetery at Marshall's Branch, KY. A son of the late Rev. Charles and Eunice Swinell Ison, he was born in Pike County, KY. He died July 24, 2007 at his home at Marshall's Branch, KY. Ison was a brother of the late Lillian Thompson, Nancy Freeman, Lettie Bell Ison, Greta Ison, Mary Moore, Ancel Ison, Carl Ison, and Bill Ison, and an uncle of the late Troy Charles Ison, John Williams, and Brenda Parsons. He was a retired carpenter and painter, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans and Marshall's Branch Freewill Baptist Church. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific aboard the USS Zane. Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Castle Ison; a sister, Lenora Johnson, Omar, W.Va.; a niece, Sherry Moore, Boston, Mass.; and three brothers-in-law, John Moore, Eugene Johnson, and Mitchell Brewer. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, August 1, 2007

Ison, Joan

Letcher County, KY native Joan Ison, 73, died April 27, 2008 at her home in Moores Hill, Ind. Born in Whitesburg, KY, she was a daughter of the late James and Easter Ison Akemon and the mother of the late Shelia Ann Ison. She was a member of the Faith Freewill Baptist Church at Moores Hill. Surviving are her husband, Irvin Ison; two sons, Paul Ison and wife Lana, Moores Hill, and Eugene Ison and wife Susan, Milan, Ind.; two daughters, Pam Jones, Moores Hill, and Shirley Yeary and husband Charlie, Hebron; a sister, Lela Mae Watts, Moores Hill; nine grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday), April 30, 2008 in Moores Hill. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 30, 2008

Ivey, William Darrell

Funeral services for William Darrell Ivey, 65, were held June 6, 2007 at the Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Pearl Dixon Cemetery at Blackey, KY. Born at Redfox, KY, he was a son of the late Stanley Ivey and Hester Young Ivey Francis. He was a brother of the late Bradley A. Ivey and the grandfather of the late Brian Miniard. He died June 4, 2007 at his home at Jeremiah, KY. Ivey was a disabled truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by a son, William Mark Ivey, Harlan; two daughters, Teresa Hickey, Jeremiah, KY, and Debbie Dillman, Harlan, KY; five sisters, Ilene Gibson and Anne Francis, both of Redfox, KY; Wanda Moore, Eastern, KY; Linda Setzer, Whitesburg, KY; and Glenda Gardner, Bristol, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Sherry Cooper, Logan Clem, David Miniard, Jessica Hickey, and Solomon Mullins Ivey; three great-grandchildren, Tristen Whitaker, Trenton Whitaker, and Xander Cooper; and his former wife, Mary Helen Ivey. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, June 13, 2007

Jackson, Imogene H

Funeral services for Imogene H. Jackson were held August 24, 2007 at the First Baptist Church of New Paris, Ohio. Burial was in the Spring Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Jackson was born at McRoberts, KY. She died August 20, 2007. She is survived by a sister, Madge H. Combs of Whitesburg, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 5, 2007

Jackson, Lois Tackett

Lois Tackett Jackson, 76, of Lexington, KY, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 10, 2008 at Central Baptist Hospital. Born in Tolliver Town, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Henry Clayton and Rebecca Brewer Anderson. A gifted painter, she was one of the first Head Start teachers and was a member of Fleming Baptist Church, Eastern Star and Fleming-Neon High School Alumni. Preceding her in death were her first husband, Calvin E. Tackett; brothers and sisters, Irene Anderson, Edward Anderson, Mayo Anderson, Otis Anderson and Pluma Anderson Meade, and a step-grandson, Christopher Michael Jackson. She was very much loved and will be dearly missed by her husband Roger S. Jackson; a son, Calvin Randall (Elaine) Tackett, Jenkins, KY; two daughters, Rebecca Tackett (Steve) Addington, Jenkins and Kelli Tackett (Phillip) Graham, Jay, Fla.; step-children, Candace Ann (Earl) Barron, Georgetown, Guy W. (Debbie) Jackson II, Versailles, KY and John Anthony (Kathy) Jackson, KY, Winston-Salem, NC; brothers, Pat C. (Nagatha) Anderson, Jenkins and Huey (Peggy) Anderson, Huntsville, AL; sister, Doris Anderson (Charles) Stallard, Jenkins, KY; sister-in-law, Adrianne Hulett, Frankfort, KY; grandchildren, Steve Eric Addington, Jenkins, KY, Leigh Ander Tackett, Jenkins, KY, Shannon Graham, Jay, Fla., Kara Rebecca Addington and her fianc�, Brandon Morgan Stanley, Richmond and Mason Angela Tackett, Jenkins, KY and her fianc� Michael Gibson, Neon, KY; step grandchildren, Howard Chandler (Stacie) Platt III, Georgetown, KY, John Brandon Platt, Greensboro, NC, Katherine Michelle (Tristan), Florida, Leslie Nichole Jackson, New York, NY, Kyle S. Jackson, Louisville, KY, Teresa (Keith) Arnold, Anderson, SC and Stacy (Brian) Ishmael, Cynthiana, KY; step-great-grandchildren, Katelynn Arnold, Lauren and Preston Ishmael and Chase and Amelia Pratt and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was at 100 p.m. Friday at Carty Funeral Home, Polly and Craft Chapel, Jenkins, KY with entombment in Green Acres Cemetery, Ermine, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 19, 2008

Jamison, Monroe Jr.

Bluegrass musician Monroe Jamison Jr., 52, died July 12, 2007 at his home in Abingdon, Va. Born in Owensboro, KY, he was a son of the late Betty and Monroe Jamison Sr. He was a graduate of Ohio County High School, and received a bachelor of arts in English from the University of Kentucky in 1984 and a law degree from the UK College of Law in 1987. He was an editor of the Journal of Mineral Law & Policy and was the recipient of a fellowship from the Institute of Mines and Minerals Resources Research Institute. He was employed by the Penn Stuart law firm in Washington County, Virginia, prior to opening a private practice in Abingdon. He was an assistant federal public defender for the Western District of Virginia. Jamison originated both "The Bluegrass Sampler" radio show, for which he was host for many years, and the Virginia Highlands Festival's old-time and bluegrass music weekend. A former president of the Virginia Highlands Festival and the Kiwanis Club of Abingdon, he was also the past president of the Washington County Bar Association. Surviving are his wife, Daveena Sexton; a daughter, Hannah Rebecca Jamison, Abingdon; his mother and her husband, Betty and Bernard Maupin, Beaver Dam, KY; a sister, Becky Wilder and husband Phil, Versailles, KY; a nephew, Zack Wilder, Versailles, KY; his mother-in-law, Wanda Sexton and husband David M. Sexton, Whitesburg, KY; and his sister-in-law, Stephanie Williams and her husband, Michael, Sharps Chapel, Tenn. Funeral services were held July 17 in Beaver Dam. Burial was in the Sunnyside Cemetery. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, July 18, 2007

Jarrett, Dayne Marvin

Dayne Marvin Jarrett, 72, of Whitesburg, KY, died August 27, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. He was a son of the late Dave and Cora Lee Freeman Jarrett, and was a brother of the late Rita Jarrett and Madonna Sue Craft. Jarrett was a popular volunteer disc jockey on WMMT-FM in Whitesburg, where he was known as Starvin' Marvin. Jarrett was also known to many Letcher County residents for his years of employment at Pigman Brothers Dry Cleaners in Whitesburg, KY. Jarrett was interested in photography and was an avid collector of hats. He was recently presented the key to the City of Whitesburg by Mayor James W. Craft. Surviving are four brothers, David Jarrett and wife Shirley, Livonia, Mich.; Paul Jarrett and wife Etta, Frankemuth, Mich.; Tom Jarrett and wife Mary Ellen, Pueblo, Colo.; and Bill Jarrett and wife Mary Ellen, Vandalia, Ohio; four sisters, Nina Craft and Linda Jarrett, both of Whitesburg; Wilma Bennett, Kettering, Ohio; and Letha Collins and husband Clayton, Osgood, Ind.; and a brother-inlaw, Homer Craft, Indianapolis, Ind. Funeral services were held August 31, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 5, 2007

Jenkins, Mable Young

Mable Young Jenkins, 83, died May 11, 2008 at her home at Partridge, KY after a long illness. Born in Harlan County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Vestina Johnson Young. She was the widow of Elmo Jenkins, and was the mother of the late Rose Mary Jenkins. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday), May 14, 2008 in Benham, KY. Burial will be in the Maggard Cemetery at Partridge, KY. Survivors include children, Arthur B. Jenkins, Lafollette, Tenn.; Larry E. Jenkins, Rogersville, Tenn.; David B. Jenkins, Jerry W. Jenkins, Jimmy D. Jenkins, Crystal A. Williamson, Johnny R. Jenkins, Brenda Williamson, Cody Williamson, and Amanda Williamson, all of Partridge, KY; a sister, Oma Bailey, Wallins Creek, KY; a brother, Fred Young, Harlan, KY; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, May 14, 2008

Johnson, Avery

Funeral services for Avery Johnson, 65, of Seco, KY, were held December 23, 2007 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking, KY. A son of the late Willie and Jane Adams Johnson, he was born in Letcher County, KY. He died December 20, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. He was the brother of the late Shilie Hall and Dorothy Davis. He is survived by his wife, Betty Barner Johnson; a son, Bobby Johnson, Jenkins, KY; three daughters, Melinda Gibson, Whitco, KY; Kathy Sexton, Millstone, KY; and Phyliss Holbrook, Mayking, KY; a sister, Maudie Davis, McRoberts, KY; eight grandchildren, Michael, Kim, Ashley, Korey, Kenny Ray, Andrea, Mistie and Kraig, and three great-grandchildren, Kyra, Joby, and Dalton. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 9, 2008

Johnson, Diana Gail Caudill

Funeral services for Diana Gail Johnson, 52, were held March 26. 2008 in Hindman, KY. Burial was in the Davidson-Singleton Cemetery at Clear Creek, KY. A daughter of Zelma Grace Caudill and the late Elmer Caudill, she died March 23, 2008. She was a sister of the late Charles "Doodle" Caudill. Surviving are her husband, Bobby Johnson; three sons, Bobby Dean Johnson, Samuel Johnson, and William Clay Johnson; three brothers, Rick Caudill, Kim Caudill, and Ronnie Caudill; three sisters, Sandra Johnson, Donna Underwood, and Kathy Hale; and four grandchildren, Joseph Braden, Daniel Kaden, Lucas Isaac, and Phoebie Marie. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 9, 2008

Johnson, Hiram "Johnnie" Jr

Hiram 'Johnnie' Johnson Jr., 77, of Clinton, Md., died August 3, 2007 in Selbyville, De. A son of the late Hiram and Savanna Sturgill Johnson, he was born in Whitesburg, KY. He was graduated from Whitesburg High School in 1947 and was a member of the band. He also worked at the old Kentucky Theater on Main Street. Johnson joined the Air Force in 1949, and was one of the first selected to then new U.S.A.F. Security Service. He also worked at the SAC headquarters, the European Electronic Intelligence Center, and the A.F.S.C. at Andrews Air Force Base. Retiring from the Air Force after nearly 25 years, Johnson then joined the Civil Service. He was a member of the Clinton American Legion Post 259 for more than 30 years, and had served as post commander. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Penney Johnson; five children, Stephen Johnson, Fredricksburg, Va.; Alan Johnson, Edgewater, Md.; Debra Johnson Stephenson, Selbyville, De.; Gary Johnson and Jeffrey Johnson, both of Clinton, Md.; a brother, Clifford Johnson, Ona, W.Va.; a sister, Mary Caudill, Ona, W.Va.; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, August 27, 2007

Johnson, Ora Shawn

Ora Shawn Johnson, 36, of Heath, Ohio, died August 12, 2007 at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center. Born in Wise, Va., he was a son of Judy Johnson of Seco, KY and the late William D. Johnson. He was the grandson of the late Maggie Castle and Fran Johnson. Johnson was a homebuilder with M.I. Homes. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Deanna Johnson; two brothers, Anthony S. Johnson, Winchester, KY, and Jacob Johnson, Seco, KY; a sister, Jessica Duty and husband Chris, Neon, KY; a niece, Haley Duty, Neon, KY; grandfathers, Ora Castle, Seco, KY, and Jacob Johnson, Rockhouse, KY; and a cousin, Joseph K. Hall, Heath, Ohio. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, August 22, 2007

Johnson, Sabrina Craft

Sabrina Johnson, 90, of Neon, died May 25, 2007 at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Letcher County. Mrs. Johnson attended various churches in the area, and was of the Pentecostal faith. Mrs. Johnson was the widow of Ellis Johnson. She was a daughter of the late William Marion Craft and Jane Collier Craft. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Don Johnson and Elllis Johnson, Jr.; two grandchildren, Matthew Hughes and Sabrina Hughes; a great-grandchild, Kelly Jones; a sister, Ettie Craft; and three brothers, Lester Craft, Lonnie Craft and Sam Collier. She is survived by six daughters, Jonell Maggard, of Neon, Jeanette Napier, of St. Augustine, Fla., Annette Potter, of Elsmere, Margaret Seals, of Senatobia, Miss., Sara Burns, of Huntingdon, Tenn., and Patricia Bowens, of Pikeville, KY; a son, Billy Johnson, of Neon, KY; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bobbie Wright, of Pennsylvania and Babe Rothgeb, of Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were held May 29, 2007 at Carty Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, June 6, 2007

Joseph, Ronnie

Ronnie Joseph, 52, died March 15, 2008 at his home in Jenkins, KY. Born in Prestonsburg, KY, he was a son of the late Dayton and Geneva Adkins Joseph. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman Jr. and Paul, and three sisters, Mary Rose, Mary Margaret, and Josephine. Joseph was a member of the Highland Avenue Freewill Baptist Church in Prestonsburg, KY, and attended Emmanuel Baptist Church in Jenkins, KY. He worked for Childers Oil as a transport driver and was an avid University of Kentucky fan. Surviving are his wife, Eugenia Joseph; a daughter, Amanda Anderson and husband Lenny; a granddaughter, Lynsey Grace Anderson; five sisters, Christine Deaton and husband Paul, Tina McGaffe, Barbara Joseph, Betty Calhoun and husband Henry, and Geraldine LeMaster and husband Buddy; five brothers, Morgan Joseph, Charles Joseph and wife Thelma, Ashland Joseph and wife Wanda; Bob Joseph and wife Opal, and Phillip Joseph; and sister in-law and brother-in-law, Sue and Vince Nolan. Funeral services were held March 17, 2008 at the Emmanuel Baptist Church. Burial was in the Jenkins-Payne Gap Cemetery. Carty Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg,
Letcher County, KY, March 26, 2008

Kincer, Burnice

Funeral services for Burnice Kincer, 75, were held November 17, 2007 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Webb Cemetery at Mayking, KY. A son of the late William and Estella Littrell Kincer, he was born in Letcher County, KY. He died November 15, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. He is survived by three sons, William Archie Kincer, Killeen, Tex.; James M. Kincer, Tulsa, Okla.; and Terry "Cotton" Kincer, Ermine, KY; a daughter, Glenda J. Taylor, Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, James Kincer, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ernest Ray Kincer, Indiana; two sisters, Janice Greer, Tennessee, and Inez ~ Carr, Ohio; six grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, November 28, 2007

Kincer, James

James Kincer died April 1, 2008 at his home in Cincinnati, OH. He was 78 years old. Services were held at the Vitt, Stermer and Anderson Funeral Home in Cincinnati, OH where he was cremated. Born at his parents' homeplace in Mayking, KY, he was the son of the late William Riley and Estelle Kincer. He is survived by his wife, Vivian Dawn (Craft) Kincer, a Letcher County native, and five children Alba Hodges, Cincinnati; James R. Kincer, Cincinnati; Mable Diana Kincer, Orlando, Fla.; Cody L. Kincer, Cincinnati; and Grover Keith Kincer, Cincinnati. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and a great-great grandson. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 9, 2008

Kincer, James Michael

James Michael Kincer died January 1, 2008 in Tulsa, Okla. He was 55 years old. Born in Letcher County, KY, he was a son of Nellie Webb Kincer of Whitesburg, KY and the late Burnice Kincer. He was married for 25 years to Rhonda Kincer. Surviving in addition to his mother are a son, James Dale Kincer, Bottom Fork, KY; two daughters, Suprina Gay Boggs, Bottom Fork, KY, and Shanna Louise Kincer, Richmond, KY; two brothers, William Archie Kincer, Killeen, Tex., and Terry "Cotton" Kincer, Ermine, KY; a sister, Glenda J. Taylor, Tulsa, Okla.; and six grandchildren, Bethany Courtney, Charleigh, Brooklyn, Hali, and Jersey. Funeral services were held January 7, 2008 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 9, 2008

Kiser, Christine Vanover

Funeral services for Christine Vanover Kiser, 59, of Payne Gap, were held July 13, 2007 at the Sandlick Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Bob Potter Cemetery at Payne Gap, KY. The daughter of the late Dee and Magalene Hall Vanover, she was born in Letcher County, KY. She died July 10, 2007 at Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport, Tenn. Surviving are her husband, Reed Kiser; two sons, Richie Reed Kiser and wife Medra, and Hatler Dee Kiser and wife Cheryl, all of Payne Gap, KY; a brother, Ronnie Vanover and wife Mary, Vermillion, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Codie Reed Kiser, Sierra Danielle Kiser, and Cameron Dee Kiser. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, July 18, 2007

Kiser, Viva

Viva Kiser died October 17, 2007 at her home at Payne Gap, KY. She was 86 years old. She was a daughter of the late Charlie and Mudie Gibson Kiser, and was married to the late Everett Spicer. Surviving are two sisters, Rose Wallace Collins, Payne Gap, KY, and Thursa Baker, Mayking, KY, and two brothers, Hobert Kiser, Madison, Ind., and Joe Kiser, Isom, KY. Funeral services were held October 19, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery at Pistol City, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, October 24, 2007

Klopp, Shannon Lea

Funeral services for Shannon Lea Klopp, 31, of Trace Fork, KY, were held November 25, 2007 at the Colson Bible Church. Burial was in the Klopp and Seals Cemetery at Trace Fork, KY. A daughter of Linda Sturgill Burton Seals of Trace Fork and the late Shane Burton, she was born in Letcher County, KY. She died November 21, 2007 at Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport, Tenn. Mrs. Klopp was a registered nurse and worked at Wellmont Hospital in Jenkins, KY. She was also a firefighter for the Kentucky Division of Forestry, and a member of the Colson Bible Church and the Kentucky Nurses Association. She was a granddaughter of the late Ed and Juanita Dingus Sturgill and the late Dixie Stidham Burton, and a sister of the late Michael Shane Burton. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Lonnie Klopp; two daughters, Sarah Kay Klopp and Breanna Nichole Klopp, both of Trace Fork, KY; her stepfather, James Seals, Trace Fork, KY; her grandfather, Winston Burton, Eolia, KY; her mother-in-law, Lydia Klopp Gibson, Mallie, KY; a brother, Michael Auburn Burton, Eolia, KY; a sister, Jessica Burton Holmes, Eolia, KY; and a niece, Lexus Holmes, Eolia, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, November 28, 2007

Levo, George T.

George T. Levo, 54, of Danville, KY, died May 31, 2008. He was the son of Nick Levo Jr. and the late Minnie Trofnoff Levo. Surviving in addition to his father are a son, Drake Levo and wife Melissa, Foster; a daughter, Amanda Levo Nolan, Nitro; three grandchildren, Drake Allen and Miley Levo, Foster, and Kailin Scarberry, Nitro; two brothers, Bob Levo and wife Mary, and Jim Levo and wife Cindy; a sister, Anita Capristo and husband Jay; and a friend, Nena Elliott, Dunbar. A memorial service was held June 7 at Gospel Center Tabernacle in Madison. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 11, 2008

Lewis, Astor

Funeral services for Astor Lewis, 94, will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday), March 12, 2008 at the Hurricane Gap Old Regular Baptist Church, Hurricane Gap, KY. Burial will be in the Astor Lewis Family Cemetery at Gilley, KY. Born in Letcher County, KY, he was a son of the late Jay and Martha Halcomb Lewis. He was married to the late Rosa Boggs Lewis, and was the father of the late Maurice Lewis and Darrell Lewis. Lewis was a veteran of World War II and was a retired school bus driver. He died March 9, 2008 at his home at Gilley, KY after a long illness. Surviving are three sons, James Lewis and Wallace Lewis, both of Gilley, KY, and Dale Lewis, Partridge, KY; five daughters, Lutrella Cornett, Janice Cornett, and Estelle Gilliam, all of Gilley, KY; Joyce Lewis-Lawson, Barbourville, KY; and Norma Jean Honeycutt, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; 23 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 12, 2008

Lewis, Ruth Jones

Ruth Jones Lewis of Chandler, Ariz., died at Hospice of the Valley in Tempe, Ariz., after a long illness. She was 88 years old. Born in Letcher County, KY, she was a daughter of the late J.W. "Buck" Jones Jr. and Eliza Collier Jones. She was married to the late Thomas G. Lewis. In 1937, Mrs. Lewis was graduated from the Sayre School in Lexington, KY. She attended Centre College and Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY. She then enrolled at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where she was graduated with a degree in business administration in 1942. Mrs. Lewis and her husband, who was an officer in the U.S. Navy, lived in Newport, R.I.; Ogden, Utah; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Pensacola, Fla. After her husband retired from the Navy, the couple lived in Lexington, KY, then moved to Gilbert, Ariz. Surviving are her son, Thomas W. Lewis and wife Jan, and grandsons, Tom Jr., John and Michael of Tempe, Ariz.; a daughter, Karen Lewis Taylor of Chandler; a granddaughter, Tamsyn Elizabeth of Phoenix, Ariz.; and a first cousin, Henry Ed Wright, of Johnson City, Tenn. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 19, 2008 (there is no date of death on this obituary).

Littrell, Jackie Owen

Funeral services for Jackie Owen Littrell, 46, were held January 7, 2008 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Pendelton Cemetery in Whitesburg, KY. A son of the late Bethel and Juanita Sturgill Littrell, he was born in Whitesburg, KY. He died January 4, 2008 at his home at Isom, KY. Littrell was a grandson of the late Owen and Geneva Sturgill, and was an avid fisherman and hunter. Surviving are his wife, Melissa Mullins Littrell; two sons, Jackie Littrell II and Jordan Wayne Littrell, Isom; two daughters, Jennifer "Bird Legs" Rutherford, Lexington, KY, and Crystal Brock, Jenkins, KY; two brothers, Johnny Littrell, Florida, and Amon Lee Littrell, Ermine, KY; a sister, Patricia Shepherd, Isom, KY; and four grandchildren, Jacob, Hannah, Tamara "Punk Head", and Mckenna. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 9, 2008

Litts, Charles Nicholson "Tiny"

Funeral services for Charles Nicholson "Tiny" Litts, 84, of Wise, Va., were held July 15, 2008. Burial was in the Laurel Fork Cemetery at Mayking, KY. Born at Jenkins, KY, he was a son of the late Joseph L. and Charmie Chapman Litts. He was the widower of Nancy Cooley Litts and was a brother of the late Ruby Markham, Janet Mullins, Raymond Litts, and Richard Litts. He died July 12, 2008. Litts worked in the mining industry as a repairman and retired from Bethlehem Steel after 42 years. he was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and earlier in his life had been active in union affairs. He was a U.S. Army-Air Force veteran of World War II. Surviving are two daughters, Charlene Johnson and husband Scott, Bean Station, Tenn., and Sharon Maggard and husband Jeff, Wise, Va.; four grandchildren, Michael Johnson, Chadwick Johnson, Shawn Maggard, and Melissa Cantrell; six great-grandchildren, Malee, Rachel, Hannah, Xander, Weslee, and Logan; and two sisters in-law, Thelma Litts, Jenkins and Martha Angel, Pikeville, Tenn. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, July 16, 2008

Logan, Kester "Bug"

Kester "Bug" Logan, 84, of Lake, Mich., died Sept. 4 as the result of a traffic accident. He was reared in Blackey, KY and worked at GM Truck and Bus until his retirement in 1979. He then moved to Somerset, KY and in 1995 moved back to Michigan. Surviving are a son, Harold Logan and wife Dawn; a grandson, Kenneth Logan and wife Lisa; and two great-granddaughters, Beckie and Julie; three sisters, Sara Kay and husband John, California; Zola Goodwin, Spokane, Wash.; and Pete Collins and husband James, West Virginia. Logan was buried beside his wife, the late Helen Logan, in Farwell, Mich. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 19, 2007

Lowe, Floyd "Pete"

Funeral services for Floyd "Pete" Lowe, 79, were held November 26, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Lowe family cemetery at Colley Gap, KY. A son of the late Monroe and Annie Hall Lowe, he died November 23, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. He was preceded in death by four daughters, Carolyn, Nina, Diane, and Donna; two grandchildren, Amber Bryant and Teresa Bryant; three brothers, George, Elmer, and Jonah; and four sisters, Bertha, Rhoda, Martha, and Sam. He was a member of the Seco Pentecostal Church. Surviving are his wife, Alene Gibson Lowe; two sons, Michael Lowe, Camp Branch, KY, and Floyd Lowe, Sandlick, KY; three daughters, Margaret Lowe, Letcher, KY; Gladys Bryant, Camp Branch, KY; and Lisa Lowe, Grayling, Mich.; a stepdaughter, Crystal White, Millstone, KY; a brother, Ernie Lowe, Colson, KY; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, November 28, 2007

Lyon, Emory Paul

Emory Paul Lyon, 94, of Woolrich, Penn., died May 7, 2007. A son of the late Dr. John L. and Marinda Sparks Lyon, he was born at Sandy Hook, KY and grew up at Van Lear, KY. He was married to the late Grace E. Hilsenbeck Lyon, and was a brother of the late Silva L. Lyon, Clarence Lyon, Ernest F. Lyon, and Beatrice Cole. He was a member of the Woolrich Methodist Church. Lyon taught music at War, W.Va.; Jenkins, KY; Waverly, Ill.; and Lovington, Ill. He served in the Special Services Branch of the U.S. Army during World War II, providing entertainment for the troops. Following his military service, he returned to Jenkins and taught for six years. He taught in Highland, Ill., from 1951 until his retirement in 1973, and served as director of bands and director of the music department. His band played at the New York World's Fair in 1965. He is survived by a daughter, Linda L. Frye and husband Veryl F. "Skip", Lock Haven, Penn.; two grandchildren, John G. Frye and wife Michelle, Adrian, Mich., and Lisa M. Herron and husband Chad, Hummelstown, Penn.; and two great-grandchildren, Brandon Frye and Evan Frye, both of Adrian, Mich. Funeral services were held May 12, 2007 at the First Congregational Church in Highland, Ill. Burial was in the Highland City Cemetery, Highland, IL. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, May 16, 2007

Madden, Berl "Pap"

Funeral services for Berl "Pap" Madden, 74, of Isom, KY, were held June 24, 2008 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Madden and Johnson family cemetery at Isom, KY. A son of the late John and Abbie Combs Madden, he was born in Letcher County, KY. He died June 21, 2008 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, KY. He was a member of the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was the father of the late Keith Madden. Surviving are his wife, Florine Madden; two sons, Rodney Madden and wife Bridgette and Tracy Madden and wife Traci, all of Isom, KY; two daughters, Debbie Gibson and husband Tommy, Isom, KY, and Theresa Sparkman and husband Chuck, North Vernon, Ind.; a brother, Ford Madden, Isom, KY; two sisters, Nen McKinney, Taylor, Mich., and Rita Morrison, Melvindale, Mich.; eight grandchildren, Crystal, Josh, Hollie, Alex, Hannah, Brooke, Sydnee, and Jacob, and a great-grandchild, Brady. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 25, 2008

Marcum, Audrey June

Funeral services for Audrey June Marcum, 70, of Neon, KY, were held March 6, 2008 at Carty Funeral Home. Burial was in the Whitaker Cemetery. Born at Burdine, KY, she was a daughter of the late Hobert Griffith and Elizabeth Slone. She died March 3, 2008 in Lexington, KY. Surviving are her husband, Ralph Marcum; a son, James Steven Marcum, Neon, KY; a daughter, Janet Baker, Neon, KY; a sister, Beatrice Jester, Camden, Arkansas; four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 19, 2008

Martin, Arnold Dean Jr.

Arnold Dean Martin Jr. died November 22, 2007 in Hazard, KY. He was 34 years old. Born in Letcher County, KY, he was a son of Patricia Ratliff Bradley of Somerset, KY, and Arnold "Sonny" Martin Sr. of Cowan, KY. He was a grandson of the late Russell Martin. Martin was a truck driver and had been hauling coal for Baker Trucking. He was an avid sportsman, and had served with the 82nd Airborne in 1992 and 1993. Surviving in addition to his parents are his grandparents, Nettie Roberts, Cowan, KY; Howard and Emily Ratliff, Kingscreek, KY; and June Martin; and a sister, Crystal Adkins, Lexington, KY. Funeral services were held November 25, 2007 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Ratliff family cemetery at Kingscreek, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, November 28, 2007

Martin, Cecil

Funeral services for Cecil Martin, 85, of Democrat, KY, were held December 4, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Riley Bentley Cemetery at Deane, KY. A son of the late Willie and Marilyn Hall Martin, he died December 1, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. He was a brother of the late Rev. Robert Martin, Coy Martin, Can Martin, Willis Martin, Virgil Martin, Clarence Martin, Sam Martin, and Ethel Lucas. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Wright Martin; four daughters, Kay Collier and husband Cleve, Van; Shirley Bentley and husband Larry, Democrat, KY; Sheila Arnett and husband Larry, Morehead, KY; and Cecilia Lynn Bates and husband Jeff, Colson, KY; a brother, Willie Martin Jr., Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Delia Johnson and Eva Holbrook, both of Cleveland, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Amy Davidson and husband Johnnie, Andrea Owens and husband Shad, Stephanie Brown and husband Ross, Ashley Bentley, Brandy Coyle and husband Toby, Brett Arnett, Brooke Arnett, Blake Cecil Arnett, Jason Bates and wife Jamie, and Mandi Bailey and husband Kerry; four great-grandchildren, Emma Davidson, Andrew Owens, Sadie Bates and Josie Bates; and a friend, Morris Maggard. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, December 5, 2007

Mays, William H "Tommy"

William H. "Tommy" Mays, 73, of Jenkins, KY, died March 3, 2008 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. Born at Coeburn, Va., he was a son of the late Allen and Beulah Wineburger Mays. He was the widower of Nannie Faye Webb Mays, and the grandfather of the late Jaggur Mays and Jaden Mays. Mays had worked as a coal miner and most recently worked at Boone Fork Senior Citizens Center. Funeral services were held March 9, 2008 at Carty Funeral Home, Neon, KY. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking, KY. Surviving are four daughters, Deborah Allene Mays and Sandra Kaye Mays both of Jenkins, KY; Melissa Renae Mays, Heidelberg, Germany, and Angela Renee Mays, also of Jenkins, KY, and six grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 19, 2008

McAllister, Kathryn J.

Kathryn J. McAllister, born September 17, 1925, departed this life on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at her home in Hazard, KY. She was 82 years, 10 months and 12 days of age at the time of her passing. She was born in Knox County, Ky. the daughter of the late William Avery McAllister and the late Olive McKinney McAllsiter. She had served the City of Hazard, KY since 1976, and seven years after her association with city government she was named clerk of the City of Hazard, KY. Prior to her years in city government, she was on the staff at Union College as well as youth worker, secretary and director of religious education at Bowman Memorial United Methodist Church. Kathryn had also worked for several coal companies. A long time member of Hazard�s Bowman Memorial United Methodist Church, Ms. McAllsiter played the piano for the Lotts Creek Evangelical Free Church. She played the piano for Sunday school since she was 12 years old. She was preceded in death by one brother, William Avery McAllister, Jr., and by one sister, Jeanette Shepherd. She leaves the following relatives surviving nephew Scotty McAllister of Hazard, KY, nieces Karen Park of Cincinnati, Ohio and Sandy Smith of Cincinnati, OH; great nieces and nephews Lindsey Philpot, Colton Pitman, Paige Pitman, Gary Smith II, Kristan Smith and Peggy Steele; first cousins Virginia Stephens of Hazard, KY, and Betty Wright of Lexington, KY; cousins Susan Stephens of Hazard, KY and the Honorable Judge Leigh Ann Stephens of Hazard, KY, and her beloved cat, Roxie. She is also survive by a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, August 1. 2008 at the Bowman Memorial United Methodist Church with Ray Snider and Mike Cox officiating. The burial followed in the Resthaven Cemetery in Jeff, KY. The visitation was held at the church on Thursday, July 31, 2008. Posted in the Hazard Herald, Hazard, KY, Wednesday, August 6, 2008

McCool, Mose

Funeral services for Mose McCool, 73, were held September 21, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Obie Fields Cemetery at Cowan, KY. A son of the late Bill and Mahala Hazel Fields McCool, he died September 19, 2007 at his home at Mayking, KY. He is survived by his wife, Anna Lou Sexton McCool; a son, John Frank McCool, Jenkins, KY; a daughter, Joyce Ann Halcomb, Camp Branch, KY; and four foster grandchildren, Danny Gibson, Bethany Mullins, Billy Mullins, and Billy Gray. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 26, 2007

McCown, Sarah Lindell Davis

Funeral services for Sarah Lindell Davis McCown, 95, were held May 10, 2008 at Carty Funeral Home in Jenkins, KY. Burial was in Payne Gap Memorial Gardens, Payne Gap, KY. Born in Rhoda, Va., she was a daughter of the late Arnollus and Julia Collinsworth Davis and was the widow of John S. McCown. She died May 8, 2008. Mrs. McCown was the mother of the late Richard Gary McCown and a sister of the late Pearl Cummins, Helen Kate Smith, Eva Turnmyre, James B. Davis, Haskell Davis, and Walter Davis. Surviving are five daughters, Josephine Cantrell, Richmond, Va.; Linda K. Hobson, New Albany, Ind.; Sandra Sharp, Lanesville, Ind.; Esther Jessey, Jenkins, KY; and Jennifer Richardson, Neon, KY; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, May 14, 2008

McIntosh, Benny Ray

Funeral services for Benny Ray McIntosh, 48, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) July 25, 2007, at the Premium Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Obey Fields Cemetery at Cowan, KY. A son of the late Lee and Nesbie Watts McIntosh, he was born in Perry County, KY. He died July 22, 2007 at his home at Cowan after a long illness. McIntosh was a painter and also did carpentry work. He enjoyed riding four-wheelers. Surviving are his mother, Mary Lou Fields, Cowan, KY; two sons, Richard McIntosh and Marty Fields, both of Cowan, KY; two daughters, Kayla Elkins, Big Stone Gap, Va., and Emily Jane McIntosh, Cowan, KY; his companion of 11 years, Juanita Fields, Cowan, KY; a brother, Jimmy McIntosh, Craft's Colly, KY; and two grandchildren, Ashlynn Brooke McIntosh, Cowan, KY, and Hunter Justin Ray Elkins, Big Stone Gap, Va. Everidge Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, July 25, 2007

McKnight, Edward

Funeral services for Edward McKnight, 71, of Trafalgar, Ind., were held June 30, 2007. Burial was in the Nineveh Cemetery in Nineveh, Ind. Born in Harlan, KY, he was a son of the late Bennett B. and Rosie Cornett McKnight, and was a member of the Army National Guard. He was the father of the late Dale Edward McKnight, and a brother of the late Grover "Buzz" McKnight. He died June 28, 2007. Surviving are his wife, Betty Caudill McKnight; a daughter, Darlene McKnight, Trafalgar, Ind.; a brother, Walter R. McKnight, New Whiteland, Ind.; a sister, Nellie Jones, Worthington, Ind.; and a grandson, Cole Edward McKnight, Trafalgar, Ind. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, July 4, 2007

Miles, Richard

Richard Miles, 65, of Detroit, Mich., formerly of Big Cowan, KY, died March 20, 2008 at Oakwood Hospital in Michigan after a long illness. A son of the late Claranda and Riley Miles, he was a brother of the late Orville Miles, Arnold Miles and Jeanette Fields. Surviving are four daughters, Delilah Haddox, Jesse Miles, and Ashley Miles, all of Michigan, and Merita Freeman, Big Cowan, KY; four sons, Richard Allen Miles, Jeff Wayne Miles, and Neil Miles, all of Michigan; six sisters, Shirley Jarrett, Michigan; Elva Brown, Mayking, KY; Jene Sandlin, Cowan, KY; Ammalea Maggard, Whitesburg, KY; and Lois Tharp and Rosalee Earl, both of Shoals, Ind.; two brothers, Kay Miles, Cowan, KY, and Junior Miles, Rockhouse, KY; 21 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 23, 2008 in Lincoln Park, Mich. Burial was in Michigan Memorial Cemetery. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 9, 2008

Miller, Lovell

Funeral services for Lovell Miller, 86, were held December 9, 2007 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Miller family cemetery at Big Branch, KY. Born in Letcher County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Blane and Cannie Roark Combs and the widow of Dixon Miller. She died December 6, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY, just one day short of her 87th birthday. Mrs. Miller was a member of the Defeated Creek Old Regular Baptist Church at Linefork, KY. She was the mother-in-law of the late Agnes Roark Miller and Henry Halcomb, and the sister of the late Henry Combs, Little Combs, Claude Combs, Dennis Combs, Edward Combs, Burnell Gibson, and Shirley Jones. She is survived by two sons, Donald Miller, Big Branch, KY, and Marvin Miller, Ingrams Creek, KY; two daughters, Wanda Akemon and husband Wayne, Hallie, KY, and Dorothy Cornett and husband Arlie, Ingrams Creek, KY; a former daughter-in-law, Kathleen Cornett Miller, Big Branch, KY; a brother, Less Combs, Big Branch, KY; a sister, Dixie Cornett, St. Paul, Va.; 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, December 19, 2007

Mitchell, Jeffrey

Mitchell, Jeffrey - Services held for Jeffrey Mitchell: Jeffrey Wayne Mitchell, 52, died August 8, 2008 at his home at Cornettsville, KY. Born in Letcher County, KY, he was a son of Janice A. Mitchell and the late David M. Mitchell. He was a brother of the late John Mitchell and Greg Mitchell. Surviving in addition to his mother are a son, Kyle Mitchell, Indianapolis, Ind.; a daughter, Tiffany Trees, Beechgrove, Ind.; two grandchildren, Jaylin Allen and Caleb James; seven brothers, Michael, Cornettsville; Gary, Timothy, and Mark, all of Indianapolis, Ind.; Jamie, Isom, KY; Jody, Greenfield, Ind.; and Kevin, Capac, Mich.; and two sisters, Nancy Adams, Cornettsville, KY, and Sally Ogden, Beechgrove, Ind. Funeral services were held August 10, 2008 at Mt. Olivet Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Caudill Cemetery at Red Star, KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, Letcher County, Sept. 11 2008

Molner, Reba M Collins

Reba M. Molner died June 7, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. She was 84 years old. Born in Letcher County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Nora Nichols Collins and the widow of Andrew Molner. She was the mother of the late Betty Ruckert, a sister of the late Robert Collins and Carl Collins, and the grandmother of the late Herbert Fleming and Jeff Fleming. She is survived by two sons, David Molner, Garden City, Mich., and Joe Molner, Riverview, Mich.; two daughters, Barbara Fleming, McRoberts, KY, and Patricia Blanton, Morristown, Tenn.; a sister, Billie Przytula, Springhill, Tenn.; and 13 grandchildren including Paul David Mullins. Funeral services were held June 10, 2007 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, June 13, 2007

Monhollon, Ollie Fields

Ollie Monhollon, 81, died September 4, 2007 at her home in Stanton, KY. She was married to the late Arvil Monhollon and was the daughter of the late John and Sarah Jent Fields. She was a native of Letcher County, KY. Surviving are a son, Eddie Monhollon and wife Rebecca, Winchester; daughters, Zondra Wilson and husband Clyde, Jeffersonville, KY, and Beth Roberts and husband Donnie, Stanton; a sister, Nora Eldridge, Cincinnati, Ohio; eight grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 7, 2007 in Stanton, KY. Burial was in the Resthaven Cemetery there. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 12, 2007

Morgan, Ballard

Ballard Morgan, 77, of Ermine, KY, died October 6, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. He was a member of the American Legion and the Masonic Lodge, and was a son of the late Winston and Alice Combs Morgan. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Niece Morgan; two daughters, Debbie Collins and Medriah Morgan, both of Ermine, KY; a granddaughter, Danielle Francis; five grandsons, Zachary Figueredo, Adam Figueredo, Jeremy Sturgill, Daniel Collins, and Joshua Kirkland; and five great-grandchildren, Arielle Wright, Kristen Wright, Payten Wright, Madison Wright, and Isaac Kirkland. Funeral services were held October 10, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery at Mayking, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, October 24, 2007

Morris, James Edward

James Edward Morris, 82, of Ward, Arkansas, died July 17, 2007. Born in Whitesburg, KY, he was a son of the late Marion and Della Morris. Surviving are his wife, Geraldine Morris, and two brothers, Earl Morris and Charles Morris, both of Florida. Funeral services were held July 20, 2007 in Arkansas. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, July 25, 2007

Morton, Coy

Well known Letcher County, KY musician Coy Morton died July 8, 2008 in Somerset, KY. He was 92 years old. Born in Knott County, KY, he was a son of the late John and Martha Collins Morton, and was the widower of Armistice Hall Morton. He was the father of the late Ernest Pearl Morton, Elmer Glen Morton, and John Dudley Morton. Morton played the banjo for many years at various events around the county and was featured performing in an Appalshop documentary film, "Tomorrow's People". He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a life member of the American Legion, and an honorary Kentucky Colonel. He was a member of the Whitesburg First Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Peggy Marlene Ison, Isom, KY, and Sharon June Sexton, Somerset, KY; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, July 16, 2008

Mulholland, Helen Lucille Crawford

Helen Lucille Mulholland, 80, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., died June 14, 2007. Born at Sergent, KY, she was a daughter of the late Roy R. Crawford Sr. and Regina Fairchild Crawford, and a sister of the late Roy R. Crawford Jr. and Virginia Lee Crawford. She was a graduate of Whitesburg High School, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY and received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Fayette Co KY and attended Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Huntington, WV, and the French Protestant Huguenot Church in Charleston, S.C. She was also a member of the Rebecca Motte Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Artists' Guild of Charleston, SC. She was a board member of the Charlestown Concert Association, and a patron of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Gibbs Museum of Art, and the Scottish Society of Charleston. A gifted artist, her artwork has been featured at the Huntington Galleries Museum, Huntington, WV and in many one-woman exhibits. She and her husband co-chaired the Cabell - Huntington Historical Society, and with her family she created the Maison DuPre Inn, an historic inn in Charleston, SC. Surviving are her husband, Robert Mulholland; a daughter, Teri Mulholland Bergin, Huntington, W.Va.; a son, Robert Mark Mulholland and wife Angela, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; grandchildren, Robert Todd Bergin and wife Jessica, and Taite Bergin, all of Irvine, Calif.; Andrew Tyler Bergin and wife Nancy, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; and Kristina Lucille Mulholland and Robert Reid Mulholland, both of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; and two great-grandchildren, Madison Renee Bergin and Ethan Crawford Bergin. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. June 23, 2007 at the Protestant French Huguenot Church in Charleston, S.C. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, June 20, 2007

Mullins, Beulah Mae

Beulah Mae Mullins died December 22, 2007 at the Jenkins Community Hospital, Jenkins, KY. She was 74 years old. Born at Dunham, she was a daughter of the late Hobert and Mary Alice Powers. She was married to the late Thomas Andrew Mullins. Funeral services were held December 24, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Mullins Cemetery at Beefhide, KY. She is survived by five children, Deborah Mullins, Lexington, KY; Thomas Mullins, Bean Station, Tenn.; Nina Morgan and husband Jerry, Dunham, KY; Roger Mullins and wife Julane, Lexington, KY; and Kenneth Mullins and wife Gretchen, Swansboro, N.C.; a daughter-in-law, Yvonne Mullins, Fleming-Neon, KY; a brother, Jack Powers and wife Mary, Snowflake, Ariz.; a sister, Faye Schultz and husband Owen, Kingman, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren, Regina, Daniel, Thomas E., J.D., Jaclyn, Joshua, Andrew, Ryan, Jenna and Samuel; and six great-grandchildren, Anthony, Shawn, Conner, Caleb, Braydon, and Alayna. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 2, 2008

Mullins, Donnie Andrew Stacy

Donnie Andrew Stacy Mullins, age 14, of Vicco, KY, died Monday, July 28, 2008, on HWY 28. He is the son of the late Leroy Mullins and Brenda Deaton Mullins. He is survived by three sisters, Elizabeth Stacy, Katherine and Marcus Fannin and Amber Stacy; nieces Kaitalin Hogan and Aliyah Fannin. He is also survived by a host of family and friends. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Mtn. View Chapel of Hazard, KY where the family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2008. The funeral service will be at the chapel on Thursday, July 31, 2008, with Earl Stacy officiating. Burial will be at Mullins Cemetery in Amburgey, Ky.

Mullins, Joyce Mae Johnson

Funeral services for Joyce Mae Mullins, 55, of Jackson, KY, formerly of Payne Gap, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday), April 9, 2008. Burial will be in the Johnson family cemetery at Payne Gap, KY. Born in Letcher County, KY, she was a daughter of the late William P. and Della Mae Quesenberry Johnson. Mrs. Mullins was a bookkeeper, specializing in tax preparation. She died April 5, 2008 at her home. She is survived by her husband, Danny Lee Mullins Sr.; four sons, Danny Lee Mullins Jr. and wife Donna, New Lebanon, Ohio; Charles Wendall Mullins and wife Brandy, Whitesburg, KY; Anthony Keith Mullins and wife Rachel, Flemingsburg, KY; and Travis Scott Mullins and wife Shelly, Neon, KY; five sisters, Irene Lucas and Trula Davis and husband Ernie, all of Coeburn, Va.; Nannie Bowen and husband Fred, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Geraldine Blair and Judy Wayne and husband David, all of Payne Gap, KY; five brothers, Paul Johnson and wife Brenda, Pascaguola, Miss.; Bob Johnson and wife Brenda, Valdosta, Ga.; Dan Johnson and wife Janell, Cleveland, Va.; James Johnson and wife Janice, and Elijah Johnson and wife Sissie, all of Jenkins, KY; and five grandchildren, Charley, Cody, Cayman, Andru and Elijah Mullins. Carty Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 9, 2008

Mullins, Ronnie

Funeral services for Ronnie Mullins, 55, were held May 12 2007 at the Fleming Church of God. Burial was in the Mullins family cemetery at Haymond Hill, Kentucky. A son of the late Bertley and Daisy Blevins Mullins, he was born at Hellier, Kentucky. He died May 9 2007 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Mullins was a disabled coal miner and a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He attended the Fleming Church of God. Surviving are seven sisters, Connie Mullins and Elsie Ratliff and husband Rick, all of Cromona; Lucille Little and husband Donnie, Hellier; Arlene Brown, Hemphill; Trish Johnson and husband Daniel, Jackhorn; Gracie Beard and husband Jeff, Brookwood, Ala.; and Amanda Bentley and husband Landis, Deane; four brothers, Larry Mullins, Vance, Ala.; "Fudge" Emory Mullins and wife Patty, Neon; and "Jake" Thomas Mullins and "Daniel" Stephen Mullins, both of Cromona; 24 nieces and nephews; and a friend, Jessee Hall, Craft's Colly. Carty Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, May 16, 2007

Murrell, Kathie Laura Riley

Kathie Laura Riley Murrell died June 16, 2008 at her home in North Vernon, Ind. She was 52 years old. Born at Craft's Colly, KY, she was a daughter of Lester and Jackie Stallard Riley of North Vernon, Ind. She was a 1973 graduate of Jennings County High School and was valedictorian of her class at Flager Community College in St. Augustine, Fla. She worked at Muscatatuck State Developmental Center, St. Augustine Center for Living and Program Development and Placement, and was a Mary Kay consultant. After living in Florida for 17 years, she returned to North Vernon in 2000. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Michael Murrell; a daughter Chasity Harvey and husband Michael Jr., Madison, Ind.; grandchildren, Caleb and Kaelyn Harvey, both of Madison, Ind.; three sisters, Theresa Gabaree, Salem, Ind.; Valera Schafer, Madison, Ind.; and Peggy Wilson, North Vernon, Ind.; a brother, Jeffery Riley, North Vernon, Ind.; her mother-in-law, Lena Murrell, North Vernon, Ind.; sisters-inlaw, Teresa Riley, Carolyn King, Nikki Murrell, and Pamela Israel; brothers-in-law, Freole Gabaree, Jerry Schafer, Donnie Wilson, James H. Murrell, Billy Wayne Murrell, and Dennis Murrell; nieces, Malisa Higdon, Lindsay Harrison, Kristin Panning, Jennifer Hill, Leslie Wilson, and LaKeisha Madden; and nephews, Christopher Wilson, Brian Schafer, Justin Cline, and Robbie Madden. Posted
in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 18, 2008

Napier, Barbara Stidham

Funeral services for Barbara Napier, 74, were held September 6, 2007 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Whitesburg, KY. A daughter of the late Orville and Louie Collins Stidham, she was born in Letcher County, KY. She died September 4, 2007 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. Mrs. Napier was retired from the 4-H Camp at Jabez. She was the widow of Irvin Napier and the sister of the late Faye Miller. Survivors include four sons, Jack Wayne Napier, Trion, Ga.; Randy Napier, Redfox, KY; Alan Napier, Homosassa, Fla.; and Larry Dean Napier, McRoberts, KY; three daughters, Charlene Adams, Jacksboro, Tenn.; Lola Napier, Jabez, KY; and Audrey Morrow, Somerset, KY; three nieces, Pat Caudill, Charlsea Johnson, and Jennifer Proctor; and 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter, Toni Leigh Adams. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 12, 2007

Napier, Keith Edward

Funeral services for Keith Edward Napier, 50, will be held tomorrow (Thursday) May 31, 2007 in Independence, Kenton Co, KY. Burial will be in the Independence Cemetery, Independence, Kenton Co KY. A son of Pauline Boggs Napier of Independence, KY and the late Carl E. Napier, he was a brother of the late Gary Wayne Napier. He died May 26, 2007 at St. Luke East Hospital in Fort Thomas, Campbell Co KY. Napier served in the military in Desert Storm, and retired from the Army in 1991. He attended True Vine Church. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Karen Joy Back Napier; two daughters, Adrienne Napier, Independence, and Stephanie Caudill, Raeford, N.C.; a son, Carl James (C.J.) Napier, Independence; two sisters, Gail Napier Burkhouse and Regina Ann Napier, both of Independence; a brother, Terry Wayne Napier, Independence; and five grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, May 30, 2007

Narramore, Durward Edward Sr.

Durward Edward Narramore Sr. died October 4, 2007 at his home at Jenkins, KY. He was 87 years old. Born at Rockwood, Tenn., he was a son of the late William Edward and Jannie McClendon Narramore. He was married to the late Helen Louise Gilliam Narramore. He was retired from Bethlehem Coal Company and worked for a number of years for Tackett-Manning Coal Company. He also owned and operated Narramore Tires for many years. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Jenkins and the Shriners, and was a lifetime member of Jenkins Masonic Lodge. Surviving are three daughters, Margaret Lewis and husband Richard and Lana Shubert and husband Robert "Pud", all of Jenkins, KY, and Lois Johnson, Frankfort, KY; a son, Durward Narramore Jr. and wife Deborah Lynn, Jenkins, KY; 10 grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; a brother, Owen Narramore, Rockwood, Tenn.; two step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 7 at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. Carty Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, October 10, 2007

Newsome, Maxine

Former Millstone, Kentucky resident Maxine Newsome, 75, died June 22, 2007 at her home in Gary, Ind. She was a daughter of the late John and Jesse Reeves Wilson. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Jack Newsome; a son, Jack Newsome Jr. and wife Donna; three sisters, Ruth Wilson, Barbara Wilson Gibson, and Ouida Wilson Bradley; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 27, 2007 in Gary, Ind. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, July 4, 2007

Nichols, James Robert

James Robert Nichols died September 20, 2007 in Lexington, KY. He was 58 years old. Born in Burwell, Nebraska, he was a son of Marvin Nichols of Kimberly, Ore., and Jewell Shoumaker Dalgarno of Montana. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and enjoyed reading and carpentry. Surviving in addition to his parents are two sons, James Edward Nichols, Ermine, and Robert Douglas Nichols, McRoberts, KY; a daughter, Sharon Absher, Whitesburg, KY; two brothers, Bill Nichols and Hank Nichols, both of Kimberly, Ore.; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 23, 2007 at the House of Prayer at Thornton, KY. Burial was in the Adams and Williams Cemetery at Craft's Colly, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 26, 2007

Nickels, Rosie Mae

Funeral services for Rosie Mae Nickels, 54, of Whitesburg, KY, will be held at 1 p.m., today (Wednesday), February 20, 2008, at the Pine Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Douglas Day Cemetery at Pine Mountain, KY. A daughter of the late Walter York and Olene Sanders, she died February 17, 2008 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY. She was the widow of Phil Nickels and the greatgrandmother of the late Tristan Cook. Surviving are a son, Chris Nickels and wife Stephanie, Jenkins, KY; a daughter, Janice Cook and husband Doug, Cowan, KY; 10 grandchildren, Eric, William, Jacob, Andy, Diane, Kegan, Bethany, Joe, Kayla, and Jarrod; and a great-grandchild, Brody. Letcher Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, February 20, 2008

Niece, Randy "Chipmunk"

Randy "Chipmunk" Niece, 50, died August 18, 2007 at his home at Eolia, KY. He was a son of the late Mae Joy Niece and is survived by his wife, Tammy Boggs Niece; a son, Jonathan Adams and wife Jacqueline, Dry Fork, KY; two daughters, Stephanie Adams and Tanieka Niece, both of Eolia, KY; a brother, Darryl Niece, Eolia, KY; a sister, Mattie Lou Caudill, Mayking, KY; four grandchildren, Bethanie Monroe, Malachi Monroe, Tamaren Adams, and Kristen Adams; and an aunt, Lucille Whitaker, Ocala, Fla. Funeral services were held August 20, 2007 at the House of Prayer. Burial was in the Sandlick Cemetery, Whitesburg, KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, August 22, 2007

Osborne, Gary

Gary Osborne, 47, of Shelby Gap, KY, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, KY. He was born in Pikeville, KY, Aug. 1, 1961, a son of Evelyn Pinatiello and the late Lacy Osborne. He was retired from Limited Brands, Columbus, Ohio; was a U.S. Army veteran; and a member of Stateline Apostolic Church. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Catherine Bradford Osborne; four brothers, Hassel Hamilton, Ralph Osborne, Lacy Osborne and Larry Osborne; and three sisters, Betty Peart, Menda Fitzpatrick and Debra Fillinger. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008 in the Lucas & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Lacy Osborne, Burnin White Jr. and ministers of the Penny Road Community Church officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Lucas & Son Funeral Home of Pikeville, KY. Military services will be conducted by Johns Creek DAV Chapter #166.

Owens, Lena Mae

Funeral services for Lena Mae Owens, 85, were held February 15, 2008 at the Little Colley Pentecostal Church. Burial was in the Babe Ison Cemetery at Isom, KY. A daughter of the late John and Liza Hensley, she was the widow of John Dora Adams and the mother of the late Eva Mae Reed. She died February 12, 2008 at her home at Isom, KY. Surviving are a son, Douglas Owens, Thornton, KY; a daughter, Joyce Christine Adams, New Albany, Ind.; a brother, Rayburn Hensley, Isom, KY; nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, February 20, 2008

Pack, Sarah Engle

Funeral services for Sarah Pack, 78, were held April 3, 2008 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Sandlick Cemetery, Whitesburg, KY. A daughter of the late Nathan and Susan Cornett Engle, she was born in Letcher County, KY. She died March 31, 2008 at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, KY. Surviving are a son, David Pack, Whitesburg, KY; three daughters, Betty Williams and Pam Pack, both of Whitesburg, KY, and Debbie Rosenbaum, Pine Creek, KY; five grandchildren, Aaron Pack and Joey Williams, both of Whitesburg, KY; Wesley Rosenbaum, Longview, Tex.; Adam Rosenbaum, Abilene, Tex.; and Charlene Baker, Dry Fork, KY; and a great-grandchild, Dustin Baker, Dry Fork. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 9, 2008

Parsons, Rettie Barker

Rettie Barker Parsons, 76, of Benham, KY, died November 7, 2007 following a long illness. Born in Jonesville, Va., she was a daughter of the late Sherman and Cynthia Collier Barker and the widow of Ernest Morris. She was a sister of the late Billy Mack Barker, Bobby Joe Barker, and Sherman Edward Barker, and the grandmother of the late David "Bud" Morris. She is survived by three children, Jackie Sturgill and husband Roger and David Morris and wife Judy, all of Benham, KY, and Gloria Scott and husband Kenneth, London, KY; a brother, Larry Barker, Pound, Va.; four sisters, Peggy Holbrook, Mesa, Ariz.; Doris Mullins, Appalachia, Va.; Patty Elmore, Jellico, Tenn.; and Margie Collier, Whitesburg, KY; five grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 10, 2007 in Benham, KY. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, November 14, 2007

Partin, Lola Cornett

Lola Cornett Partin, 59, died November 2, 2007 at her home at Gordon, KY after a long illness. Born in Letcher County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Milburn and Vada Eldridge Cornett and the mother of the late Marvin Cornett Jr. She was a member of Little Laurel Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Hayes Partin; eight children, Ronald Glover and wife Lesa, Timothy Cornett and wife Teresa, and Derrick Cornett and wife Christine, all of Gordon, KY; Wayne Glover and wife Marcella and Ellisha Bala and husband David, all of Greenville, Tenn.; Eric Partin and wife Helen, Knoxville, Tenn.; Sandra Miniard and husband Jeff, Jackson, KY; and Margaret Cornett and husband Sean; a brother, James Cornett, Harlan, KY; four sisters, Belinda Goins, Texas; Margie Cornett, Totz; Diana Cornett, Georgia; and Angel Cornett, Washington; 29 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 4 in Benham. Burial was in the Cornett Cemetery at Gordon, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, November 7, 2007

Pennell, Lavada Sturgill

Funeral services for Lavada Sturgill Pennell, 86, of Cumberland, KY, formerly of Big Cowan, KY, will be held at noon, February 14, 2008 at the Tri-Cities Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in the Pennell-Sturgill Cemetery at Big Cowan, KY. A daughter of the late George and Alabama Maggard Sturgill, she was the widow of Willie Pennell and the mother of the late Sallie Lavunda Stamper and Georgia McClain Neace. She died at Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital, Harlan, KY on February 10, 2008 one day before her 87th birthday. Surviving are a son, James Gilbert Hardin and wife Denise, Cram Creek, KY; four daughters, Allie Lorine Banks and husband Danny, New Tazewell, Tenn.; Ernestine Ruth Roberts and husband Lonnie, Ovenfork, KY; Louie Joanne Fields and husband Jay, and Mary Rita Eldridge and husband Daniel, all of Cumberland, KY; 34 grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren and greatgreat grandchildren. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, February 13, 2008

Persinger, Patricia L Phelps

Patricia L. Phelps Persinger, 58, of Bowling Green, KY, died October 3, 2007. Born at Jenkins, KY, she was a daughter of the late Frank Harvey and Leitha Ray Tackett. She worked at Morgantown Plastics, and had been a nurse's aide at Medco Health Care Center and at Britthaven Health Care Center. Surviving are a daughter, Michelle Persinger, Bowling Green, KY; a son, Ronnie Persinger, Bowling Green, KY; two stepdaughters, Christine Ledford, Texas, and Carol Phelps Harris, Bowling Green, KY; two stepsons, Terry Persinger and Robbie Persinger, both of Ohio; four brothers, Grayson "Fuzzy" Tackett, Bowling Green, KY; Jack Tackett, Hendersonville, N.C.; Thurman "Jay" Tackett, Marion, Ohio; and James F. "Chum" Tackett, Jenkins, KY; three sisters, Dorsey Smallwood, Lexington, KY; Sue Gilbert, London; and Mary Frazier, Marion, Ohio; 17 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, October 10, 2007

Phillips, Noah Douglas

Noah Douglas Phillips, infant son of Earl Phillips of Manchester and Angel Dollarhyde of Whitesburg, KY, was born and died June 3, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. Surviving in addition to his parents are his grandparents, Randy and Mary Dollarhyde of Whitesburg, KY, Tim and Jennifer Mills of Manchester, KY, Tammy Phillips and Gary Ruth of Manchester, KY, and Eddie Dean Phillips and Juanita Phillips of Ohio; an aunt, Mary Phillips of Manchester, KY; five uncles, Randy Ryan Dollarhyde, Jacob Dollarhyde, and Zachary Dollarhyde, all of Whitesburg, KY, and Charles May and Brad Ruth, both of Manchester, KY. He was a great-grandson of the late Maxine Dollarhyde, Charlene Cornett, Earl Phillips, and Dorothy Phillips. Funeral services were held at the Mountain Harvest Baptist Church. Burial was in the Roxana Cemetery. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 11, 2008

Phillips, Pina Dickenson

Pina Dickenson Phillips, 86, died April 1, 2008 at Oakwood South Shore Memorial Hospital in Trenton, Mich. A daughter of the late Worley and Callie Stallard Dickenson, she was the widow of Columbus "Lum" Phillips. She was a sister of the late Cora Phillips, Ruby Ellen Cox, Worley Dickenson Jr., Paul Dickenson, and Bill Dickenson. She was a member of the Birchfield Old Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Franklin and husband Mack, Carlton, Mich.; a son, Larry C. Phillips and wife Darcus, Chester, Va.; two sisters, Irene Church and husband Tazz, and Beatrice Perry, all of Pound, Va.; three grandchildren, Michael Franklin, Flat Rock, Mass; Kimberly Ann Phillips, Arlington-Richmond, Va.; and Larry C. Phillips II and wife Eric, Chester, Va.; and two great-grandchildren, Devon Franklin and Nicholas Light, both of Flat Rock, Mich. Funeral services were held April 5 in Pound, Va. Burial was in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Stone Gap, Va. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 9, 2008

Pigg, John William Sr.

Funeral services for John William Pigg Sr., 59, of McRoberts, KY, were held July 31, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the McRoberts Cemetery, McRoberts, Letcher Co Kentucky. He was the son of the late Earl and Ida Campbell Pigg, and died July 28, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. Survivors include two sons, Donald Ray Pigg, Thornton, KY, and John William Pigg Jr., Whitesburg, KY; his former wife, Barbara Lee, Thornton, KY; two brothers, Kenneth Pigg, Detroit, Mich., and Ricky Pigg, South Fork, N.C.; four sisters, Audrey Johnson, Asheville, N.C.; Edith Holland, Candler, N.C.; Laura Webb, South Fork, N.C.; and Betty Fern Gibson, Jeremiah, KY; and five grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, August 1, 2007

Pigman, Anita

Anita Pigman died December 14, 2007 at her home in Whitesburg, KY. She was 78 years old. Born in Letcher County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Simon Richardson and Ollie Kathryn Collins. She was the widow of Audra Pigman, and a sister of Mary Snyder and George Sexton. Mrs. Pigman was a member of the Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church in Whitesburg, KY. She is survived by two sons, Dwight Martin Pigman and wife Suellen, Bryson City, N.C., and Timothy Pigman and wife Jeanie, Mayking, KY; a daughter, Kathryn Audwray Pigman and husband Patrick Roeder, Austin, Tex.; and two grandchildren, Laura Roeder and Megan Pigman. Funeral services were held December 17, 2007 at the Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, December 19, 2007

Pigman, Irene

Irene Pigman, 66, died October 12, 2007 at Edward Hospital in Napierville, Ill. A daughter of the late Goldie and Carl Holbrook, she was the widow of Charles Ray Pigman. Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Carol Pigman Lawson and husband Nathan, Romeoville, Ill.; two grandchildren, Brandon and Blake, Romeoville, Ill.; a sister, Trula Cawley, Grafton, Wis.; and three brothers, Jimmy Holbrook, Willard, Ohio; Carl Gene Holbrook, Bridgeview, Ill.; and Uyless Holbrook, Burbank, Ill. Funeral services were held October 16 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, October 17, 2007

Polly, Joyce Ann Caudill

Joyce Ann Caudill Polly, of Chicago, Ill., died October 7, 2007 at her daughter's home in Indiana. She was 60 years old. A native of Jenkins, KY, she was the daughter of Elvin and Viola Maggard Caudill of Greenwood, Ind., and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. She was a retired hairdresser. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Phillip Edward Polly; a daughter, Regina Ann Rhoades and husband Stephen, Greenwood, Ind.; two grandchildren, Victoria Joy and Sterling Bradford Rhoades, both of Greenwood, Ind. Funeral services were held October 10 at the First Church of the Nazarene. Burial was in the Randall Maggard Farm Cemetery in Whitesburg, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, October 17, 2007

Pratt, Gladys Marie

Gladys Marie Pratt, 71, of New Bremen, Ohio, died April 28, 2008 in St. Marys, Ohio. A daughter of the late Tom and Lula Holland Newman, she was the widow of Daymond "Bud" Pratt. She was a sister of the late Fred Newman. Surviving are three sons, Ron Pratt, Wapakoneta, Ohio; Ken Pratt, Huntertown, Ind.; and Tim Pratt, El Paso, Tex.; a brother, Bill Newman, Taylorsville, KY; three sisters, Sarah Thomas and Jenny Collins, both of Fayetteville, N.C., and Lena Dixon, Jeremiah, KY; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and a sisterin law, Barb Newman, Breman, OH. Funeral services were held May 3, 2008 at Dixon Memorial Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Joseph Lusk Cemetery at Ulvah, KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, May 7, 2008

Pratt, William Taulbee

Funeral services for William Taulbee Pratt, 82, were held May 5, 2007 in Hindman, Kentucky. Burial was in Mountain Memory Gardens at Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky. A son of the late Bee and Molly Pridemore Pratt, he died May 1 at his home at Leburn. He was married to the late Mary Genell Pratt, and was the brother of the late Drannon Pratt. He is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Jones and husband Greg, and Pauletta Breeding and husband Van; a stepson, Jimmy Amburgey; two sisters, Geraldine Champion and Christine Waddell; five grandchildren, Todd Hall and wife Carrie, Nicholas Hall, Vannah Paige Breeding, Kennedy Breeding, and Cassidy Breeding; and two great-grandchildren, Braylen Hall and Clayton Hall. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, May 16, 2007

Preston, Martha Sue

Letcher County native Martha Sue Preston of Elizabethtown, KY died January 14, 2008 at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She was 61 years old. She was a daughter of the late Virgil and Willa Moncrief Banks. Mrs. Preston was a commissioner and a treasurer of the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau. She was also the general manager of the Country Hearth Inn and a member of the Severns Valley Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Doug Preston and wife Lesa, Hodgenville; a daughter, Dawn Roberts and husband Michael, Elizabethtown, KY; and four grandchildren, Kelli Rogers and Josh Roberts, both of Elizabethtown, KY, and Sara Preston and Dustin Preston, both of Hodgenville, KY. Funeral services were held January 18, 2008 in Elizabethtown, KY. Burial was in the Patrick Banks Cemetery in Letcher County, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 23, 2008

Pugh, John Charles

John Charles Pugh, 61, died May 2, 2008 at his home in Indianapolis, Ind. Born at Blackey, KY, he was a son of Irene Pugh Barnes and the late Clyde Pugh. He worked at Navastar in Indianapolis for 30 years before retiring. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Wanda Hawks Pugh; a son, Eric Pugh; a daughter, Sasha Pugh; five stepsons, Marty, Mike, Mark, Morris, and Tim; a sister, Betty Allen; an aunt, Peggy Bach-Watts; a grandson; 21 step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 6. Burial was in Washington Park East. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, May 14, 2008

Quillen, Gladys Oliver

Gladys Oliver Quillen, 89, of Whitesburg, KY, died July 27, 2007 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, KY. A daughter of the late John C. and Belle Browning Oliver, she was the widow of Sidney A. Quillen and a member of the Holiness Pentecostal Church and Camp Branch Pentecostal Holiness Church. She was the mother of the late John Quillen, the grandmother of the late April Bates, and the sister of the late Bruce Oliver. Surviving are five sons, Bruce Quillen, Northbrook, Ill.; Pete Quillen, Moe Quillen, and Don Quillen, all of Jeremiah, KY; and Harry Quillen, Roxana, KY; three daughters, Betty Bates and Geraldine Day, both of Whitesburg, KY, and Linda Begley, Camp Branch, KY; a sister-in-law, Rebecca Oliver, Columbus, Ohio; 23 grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 30, 2007 at Camp Branch Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial was in the Isaacs Cemetery at Deane, 2007. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, August 1, 2007

Rains, Reubena Elizabeth Burns

Reubena Elizabeth Burns Rains died January 4, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. She was 96 years old. Born at Beattyville, KY, she was a daughter of the late John and Ethel Brown Burns and was married to the late Victor Rains. She was the mother of the late Donnie Victor Rains, Ethel Louise Rains Ratliff, and Hazel Mae Jeanette Rains Cote; and the grandmother of the late Michael Lundy. Mrs. Rains was retired after 25 years of service at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, traveling, and especially fishing. Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Sue Rains Lundy, Pontiac, Mich.; a son, Jerry David Rains, Fleming, KY; a sister, Eva Mae Burns, Aberdeen, Md.; a brother, John C. Burns and wife Catherine, Aberdeen, Md.; a daughter-in-law, Linda S. Rains, Pottersfork, KY; sons-in-law, Ronald Cote, Madrid, N.Y., and James Ratliff, Tucson, Ariz.; grandchildren, Alan Ratliff, James Ratliff, Norman Cote, Deanna Lundy Thayer, Jeffrey Lundy, Kevin Lundy, Susan Lundy Vailliencourt, Donnie V. Rains II, Robert Rains, Melinda Rains Stevans, Kelly Rains, Jeffrey Blackburn, and Brandy Rains; 29 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 7, 2008 at Carty Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 16, 2008

Raleigh, Parker Chase

Parker Chase Raleigh, infant son of Josh and Aundrea Hensley Raleigh of Lexington, died September 26, 2007 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was born February 6, 2007 at the Pikeville Medical Center. Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Dylan Kyle Raleigh, at home; two aunts, Lindsey Hensley, Jeremiah, and Melissa Hensley, Canton, Ohio; an uncle, Jason Raleigh, Vicco; his grandparents, James Darrell and Sheena Hensley, Jeremiah, and Elmer and Nora Raleigh, Vicco; and his great-grandparents, Euretta Jo and Ray Watts, Somerset; June Hensley, also of Somerset; and Juanita Raleigh, Vicco, KY. Funeral services were held September 29, 2007 in Hazard, KY. Burial was in the Resthaven Cemetery at Jeff, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, October 3, 2007

Raleigh, Ray

Ray Raleigh, 80, of Mt. Vernon, KY, formerly of Partridge, died July 23, 2007 at Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville, KY after a brief illness. Born at Kingscreek, KY, he was a Navy veteran of World War II, a minister, and a member of Masonic Lodge 754. He was employed for more than 40 years by U.S. Steel Corp. and Arch of Kentucky as a coal miner, mine foreman, and mine superintendent. After his retirement, he moved to a cattle farm in Mt. Vernon, KY. Raleigh was a son of the late Steve G. and Mary Jane Maggard Raleigh. He was the grandfather of the late Kyle Sturgill and Jamey Taulbee. He was married to the late Betty Jo Whitson Raleigh, and after her death married Alice Cornett Raleigh, who survives him. Surviving in addition to his wife are five children, Glenda Pace and husband Tim, Brodhead, KY; Charlotte Shirk and husband Ron, and Peggy Johnson and husband Danny, all of Mt. Vernon, KY; Patty Sokolowski and husband Stanley, Cumberland, KY; and Steve Cornett and wife Sandy, Georgetown, KY; a brother, Robert Eugene Raleigh, Southington, Conn.; a sister, Patsy Nadine Craft, Morehead, KY; a sister-in-law, Blanche Whitson, Danville, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, August 1, 2007

Ratliff, Barbara Jean Walker

Funeral services for Barbara Jean Ratliff, 55, of Jenkins, KY, were held April 7, 2008. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. Born in Jenkins, KY, she was a daughter of the late Alfred Sr. and Emma Jean Walker and the widow of Charles Ratliff. She was a sister of the late Danny Walker. She died April 4, 2008 in Jenkins, KY. Mrs. Ratliff was a nurse and worked between Jenkins Community Hospital and the Dickenson County Medical Center for more than 24 years. She also worked as a home health nurse. She was a member of the People's Fundamental Baptist Church in Dunham, KY. Surviving are two daughters, Alfreda Davis, Mohawk, Tenn., and Coetta Rose, Jenkins, KY; a son, David Wayne Walker Jr., Jenkins, KY; three stepchildren, Sandy Kelly, Elkhorn Creek, KY; Charles Ratliff Jr., Millstone;, KY and Steven Ratliff, Spring Hill, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Baylee, Emilee and Lindsey Rose, all of Jenkins, KY; four step grandchildren, David Charles Long, Chicago, Ill.; Kimberly Wenger, Bozeman, Mont.; Logan Ratliff and Kelly Ratliff, both of Millstone, KY; two adopted grandchildren, John Casey Poore and Kevin Wade Fair, both of Mohawk, Tenn.; two sisters, Marlene Seymore, Jefferson City, Tenn., and Lisa Walker, Gatlinburg, Tenn.; and four brothers, Kyle Walker, Joe Walker, Alfred Walker, and David Walker, all of Jenkins, KY. Carty Funeral Home, Neon, KY, had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 9, 2008

Raymond, Goldie A.

Funeral services for Goldie A. Raymond, 93, were held January 22, 2008 in Pound, Va. Burial was in the Levi Cantrell Cemetery in Pound, VA. A daughter of the late Daniel and Emily Jane Short Mullins, she was married to the late Henry Adams and after his death married the late Charles Raymond. She was the mother of the late Arizona Adams and Juanetta Adams, and a sister of the late Garney Mullins, Sterling Mullins, and Alideane Mullins. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. Surviving are three daughters, Leora Branham, McRoberts, KY; Helen Layne, Wise, Va.; and Linda Summerall, Flint City, Fla.; a son, Bill Raymond, Indian Town, Fla.; two sisters, Janavee Boggs and Emma Jean Mullins, both of Wise, Va.; 14 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 23, 2008

Reeves, Joyce Christine

Funeral services for Joyce Christine Reeves, 43, were held June 15, 2008 at the Pentecostal Holiness Church at Lowgap, KY. Burial was in the Sexton family cemetery at Lowgap, KY. A daughter of the late George and Norma Jean Cochrell Sexton, she was born in Whitesburg, KY. She died June 9, 2008 at her home in Fairborn, Ohio. She was a sister of the late James Gregory Sexton. Surviving are two sons, Dustin Reeves, Lynchburg, Ohio, and Kyle Allen Reeves, Fairborn, Ohio; two daughters, Deonda Jean Fletcher, Midland, Ohio, and Misty Nicole Reeves, Lynchburg, KY; a brother, David Sexton, Whitesburg, KY; two sisters, Carolyn Cockrell and Anna Saul and husband Joe, all of Fairborn, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Damian Fletcher and Jayden Lee Jackson, both of Lynchburg, Ohio, and Peyton Davidson, Midland, Ohio. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 18, 2008

Reynolds, Adrian W.

Adrian W. Reynolds, 57, of Sassafras, KY, died September 24, 2007 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, KY. Born in Letcher County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Joel B. and Pauline Adams Wright. Surviving are her husband, Craig Reynolds; a brother, Alvin Wright and wife Sherry; and a nephew, C.J. Wright. Funeral services were held September 28 at Little Colley Baptist Church at Isom. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery in Whitesburg. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, October 3, 2007

Rittenhouse, Doris Whitaker

Rittenhouse, Doris Whitaker buried at Jeremiah, KY. Doris Helena Rittenhouse of Jeremiah, KY, died August 6, 2008 at Pikeville Medical Center. She was 65 years old. She was the daughter of the late Willie and Katie Whitaker. Surviving are her husband, Allen Rittenhouse; two sons, Paul Rittenhouse, Adams Branch, KY, and Willie Patrick Rittenhouse, Navaree, Fla.; three sisters, Ruth Whitaker and Phyllis Whitaker, both of Adams Branch, KY, and Rosie Owens, Whitesburg, KY; and three grandchildren, Karen Amburgey, Kala Kiser, and Sam Rittenhouse. Funeral services were held August 9, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Whitaker Cemetery at Adams Branch, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, Letcher County, September 11, 2008

Roark, John

John Roark of Whitesburg, KY, died January 4, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. He was 38 years old. He was a son of the late Van Roark and Dana Blair Roark. He is survived by a brother, David Chaltas, Jeremiah, KY. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Lewis Back Cemetery. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, January 9, 2007

Roberts, Mary E.

Mary E. Roberts, 79, died July 10, 2008 at her residence in Allentown, Penn. Born in Thealka, KY, she was the daughter of the late Ruby Wyatt and Ora Dewey Spears. She was the wife of the late Reade A. Roberts. Mrs. Roberts was graduated as valedictorian of her class at Fleming-Neon High School and attended Union College in Barbourville on a scholarship to study voice. She received her master's degree in education from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn, and taught music in the elementary schools of the Parkland School District for 26 years. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Allentown and a longtime member of the Chancel Choir and several other church-related organizations. She was a member of the United Commercial Travelers, the AAUW and Country Meadows Meadowlarks. Surviving are two sons, David R. Roberts and wife Judith, East Texas, Penn., and H. Gordon Roberts and wife Valerie of Catasauqua, Penn.; five grandsons, Jason and wife Elizabeth, Ryan and wife Leona, Matthew, Alexander and Nicholas; a greatgrandson, Logan brothers, Tom, Dewey, and Steve; and sisters, Phyllis and Janice. She was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Gordon. Memorial services will be held at 1030 a.m., July 26, 2008, at Asbury United Methodist Church in Allentown. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, July 16, 2008

Rose, Betty Sue Vance

Betty Sue Rose, 62, of Payne Gap, KY, died June 5, 2008 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, KY. A daughter of the late Linkous and Rhoda Griffith Vance, she was a sister of the late Mary Knowles and Robert Vance. She was a member of the Payne Gap Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Glenn Rose; a daughter, Sandra Lowe, Jenkins, KY; four sons, Donnie Rose and Johnny Rose, both of Millstone, KY; David Linkous Rose, Big Stone Gap, Va.; and Michael Paul Rose, Jenkins, KY; three sisters, Sarah Bates, Ohio; Virginia Hess, Honaker, Va.; and Charlotte Hensley, Lebanon, Va.; two brothers, David Vance, Honaker, Va., and Paul Vance, Lebanon, Va.; five grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were held June 8, 2008 at the Payne Gap Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Rose family cemetery at Millstone, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 11, 2008

Rose, Velma Sue

Velma Sue Rose, 57, died June 18, 2007 at her home at Payne Gap, KY. She was a daughter of the late Arlie and Lula Bentley Hall. She is survived by her husband, Larry Rose; three sons, Keith Rose, Whitaker, KY; Larry Rose, Payne Gap, KY; and David Rose, Clintwood, Va.; a daughter, Katrina Mullins, Jenkins, KY; two brothers, Kermit Bates, Hindman, KY, and Eugene Hall, Deane, KY; a sister, Bernice Farmer, Ogden, Kansas; 13 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 20, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Laurel Fork Cemetery at Payne Gap, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, June 27, 2007

Ruble, Gloria Jean Craft

Gloria Jean Craft Ruble, 61, of Greensburg, Ind., died February 23, 2008 at the I.O.O.F. Home in Greensburg, IN. A former resident of Millstone, KY, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth "Bennie" and Mildred Jones Craft. She was the mother of the late Stephen Ruble. Surviving are a son, Kevin L. Ruble, Westport, Ind.; two daughters, Carrie Corbin and Crystal D. Ruble, both of Greensburg, Ind.; six sisters, Linda Ruble, Elizabethtown, Ind.; Maudella Melton, Siler City, N.C.; Anita Yeary and Dwana Holbrook, both of Millstone, KY; Tammy Laughlin, Randleman, N.C.; and Connie Branham, Chatsworth, Ga.; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were held February 27, 2008 in Greensburg, IN. Burial was in the Rodney Cemetery in Rodney, Ind. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 19, 2008

Sandlin, Sophia

Graveside services for Sophia Sandlin were held February 17, 2008 at Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. A daughter of the late Roy and Ella Jones Osborne, she was born in Hyden, KY. She died February 15, 2008 at the Britthaven Nursing Home in Cumberland, KY at the age of 85. Mrs. Sandlin was a member of the Whitco Pentecostal Church. She was married to the late Doc Sandlin. She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Sandlin, Pert Creek, KY, and Sherry Sturgill, Whitesburg, KY, and five grandchildren, Sam Brock, Bonnie Shepherd, and Danielle Sturgill, all of Whitesburg, KY; Billy Joe Sturgill, Whitco; and Michelle Sturgill, Pert Creek, KY. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, February 20, 2008

Schneider, Jackie S Collins

Jackie S. Collins Schneider, 71, of Indianapolis, Ind., died November 25, 2007. She was the widow of Gary Schneider, and had worked 25 years as a shipping and receiving clerk for Target Stores before retiring earlier this year. Surviving are a daughter, Belinda Sipos; a son, Dr. Brian Schneider; three sisters and a brother; a granddaughter, Lexi Schneider, and grandsons, Justin Schneider, Nicholas Sipos and Brody Sipos. Funeral services were held in Avon, Ind. Burial was in the West Ridge Park Cemetery. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, December 19, 2007

Scott, Martha Iona

Funeral services for Martha Iona Scott, 85, were held February 24, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Maggard Cemetery at Partridge, KY. A daughter of the late James Berry and Pashie Berry Boggs, she was the widow of Norman Winfield Scott. She died February 22, 2008 at her home at Eolia, KY. She was the mother of the late Johnny Doyle Scott and Norman Scott, and the grandmother of the late Jeffery Darrell Scott. She was a sister of the late Ruby Maggard, Eulene Whitehead and Wilma Jean Kilbourne. She is survived by a son, Jimmy Darrell Scott and wife Aretta, Eolia, KY; two brothers, Cyril Berry and wife Lizzie, Norman, Ind., and Cecil Berry and wife Joann, Franklin, Ind.; three sisters, Frances Baranowski and husband Edmond, Port Charlotte, Fla.; Jeanette Kilbourne, Dearborn, Mich.; and Yvonne Clark and husband Dorris, Hernando, Fla.; five grandchildren, Norman Wayne Scott, Dale Scott, Chad Scott, Jimmy Scott and Teresa Bledsoe and husband William; and five greatgrandchildren, Tyler Bledsoe, Jasper Scott, Sean Bledsoe, Shane Scott and Colton Scott. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, February 27, 2008

Seals, Daniel "Dane"

Daniel "Dane" Seals of Colson, died November 14, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. He was 67 years old. He was a son of the late Delzie and Nannie Sexton Seals. Survivors include three sons, Tommy "Dane" Seals and Larry Allen Seals, both of Colson, KY, and Gary Lee Seals, Pinetop, KY; a daughter, Regina Carol Reynolds, Amburgey; a stepdaughter, Teresa Lynn Gibson, Avonpark, Fla.; six brothers, James C. Seals, Dennis Seals, and Billy Ed Seals, all of Colson, KY; Donnie Seals and Doolittle Seals, both of Isom, KY; and Danny Seals, Mallie, KY; three sisters, Dorothy Seals Bentley, Crossville, Tenn.; Della Seals Amburgey, Irvine, Tex.; and Pauline Seals Niece, Colson, KY; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 18, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Daniel Seals Cemetery at Colson, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, December 5, 2007

Sergent, Delmer

Delmer Sergent, 87, died November 20, 2007 in Spring City, Tenn. He was born in Letcher County, KY, a son of the late Dock and Mae Adams Sergent, and was a brother of the late Morris Sergent. Survivors include his wife, Mabel Collins Sergent, Sweetwater, Tenn.; a son, Steve Sergent, Moore Haven, Fla.; two daughters, Janice Von Soosten, Cocoa, Fla., and Beverly Garrett, Belle Glade, Fla.; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 24, 2007 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Collins family cemetery at Isom, KY.

Sergent, Hank Wilson

Funeral services for Hank Wilson Sergent, seven-month old son of Roger O. Sergent of Eolia, KY, and April Blankenship of McRoberts, KY, were held September 13, 2007 at the Eolia Baptist Mission Church. Burial was in the Phillips Cemetery at Flat Gap, KY. He was born January 20, 2007 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY. He died September 11, 2007. Surviving in addition to his parents are his grandparents, Kim and James Johnson, McRoberts, KY, and Roger W. Sergent and Diane Adkins Sergent, Eolia, KY, and his great-grandparents, Robert and Ruth Mullins, McRoberts, KY. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 19, 2007

Sexton, Anne Lorene

Anna Lorene Sexton of Sandlick, died February 28, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co, KY. She was 73 years old. A daughter of Lenville Sexton of Sandlick and the late Flora Whitaker Sexton, she was married to the late Charles Lawton Sexton. She was the mother of the late Charles Wayne Sexton and grandmother of the late Jordan Shane Sexton. She was also a sister of the late Lenville Sexton Jr. and Mary Rose Richardson. Mrs. Sexton was a member of the Calvary Temple Church. Funeral services were held March 2, 2008 at the Calvary Temple Church. Burial was in the Hobert Richardson Memorial Cemetery at Sandlick, KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 5, 2008

Sexton, Brenton Lee

Brenton Lee Sexton, 62, of Jenkins, KY, died May 12, 2007. Born in Letcher County, KY, he was a son of the late Avis Willard and Cassie Fleming Sexton. He was a brother of the late Kenny Ray Sexton and Judy Sexton. Surviving are his wife, Paulette Miller Sexton; two sons, Jeff Sexton and Robbie Sexton, both of Jenkins; Kristi Sexton, Georgetown; a brother, Avis "Bug" Sexton Jr., Jenkins; a sister, Diane Polly, Jenkins; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 16, 2007 at the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Mullins/Fleming Cemetery. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, June 6, 2007

Sexton, Rhonda Jo

Rhonda Jo Sexton, 47, died July 20, 2007 at her home at Sandlick, KY. Born in Letcher County, KY, she was a daughter of Tish Mae Sexton Collins of Sandlick, KY and the late James Clark Collins. She was a member of the House of Prayer at Sandlick, KY. Survivors in addition to her mother are her husband, Rocky Sexton; a brother, James Keith Collins and wife Rachel, Sandlick; a niece, Keisha Collins; and a nephew, Keisten Collins. Funeral services were held July 22, 2007 at the Sandlick Volunteer Fire Department. Burial was in the Ed Sexton Cemetery at Sandlick, KY. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, July 25, 2007

Shepherd, Jerry Lynn "Shep"

Funeral services for Jerry Lynn "Shep" Shepherd, 60, of Blackey, KY, were held June 11, 2007 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Thornton Cemetery, Thornton, Letcher Co KY. A son of the late Emma Jean Sexton and McArthur Shepherd, he was reared by his grandmother, the late Maggy Sexton, after the deaths of his parents. He was a welder and a concrete finisher and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Surviving are his wife, Clara Morgan Shepherd; three sons, Brian Shepherd and wife Molley, Cummings, Ga.; Jerry Wayne Shepherd and wife Ruby, Calhoun, Ga.; and Randall Lynn Shepherd, Petersburg, Va.; a daughter, CaSandra Shepherd and friend Henry Halcomb, Linefork, KY; four sisters, Monette Short and husband A.J., Indiana; Geraldine Collins, Lexington KY; Sue Smith, Happy KY; and Sandra Ann Sexton, Indiana; three brothers, Buddy Sexton and wife Teresa, Whitesburg, KY; Newt Sexton and wife Sandy, Ohio; and Bassil Sexton, Ohio; seven granddaughters, Blake, Nicollette, Montana, Maggie, Hannah, Kayla, and Kelly; and six grandsons, Christian, Randy Jr., Matthew, Jacob, Brandon, and Danny. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, June 13, 2007

Shepherd, Troy

Troy Shepherd, of Georgetown, KY, died April 14, 2008. He was 86 years old. Born in Letcher County, KY, he was a son of the late R.B. and Verda Crase Shepherd and was married to the late Lois Breeding Shepherd. Shepherd was a retired employee of IBM and a member of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church, VFW Donald Martin Post 7054, and American Legion Scott Post 24. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and an honorary Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are two daughters, Mary Lois Hawkins and husband Forrest and Lisa Eads and husband Todd, all of Georgetown, KY; four grandchildren, Katrina Wolford and husband Dale, Belmont, N.C.; Troy Hawkins and wife Stacy, Lucas Eads, and Laken Eads, all of Georgetown, KY; four great-grandchildren, Bailey Hawkins, Anna Kate Hawkins, Forrest Tucker Hawkins, and Marlee Wolford; a sister, Marie Back, Lexington, KY; a brother, Clayton Shepherd, Letcher County, KY, KY; and a friend, Louise Martin, Georgetown, KY. Funeral services were held April 18, 2008 in Georgetown, KY. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 23, 2008

Short, Andrew

Former Mayking resident Andrew J. "Andy" Short, 70, of Jeffersonville, Ind., died January 14, 2008. A son of the late Ben and Elizabeth Adams Short, he was a brother of the late Alma Polly and Minnie Rupp. Short was a co-owner/operator of S&S Waterblasting Company. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and a member of the Bassmasters Fishing Club and the Floyd County Coon Hunters Club. He attended Northside Christian Church in New Albany, Ind. Surviving are his wife, Monette Sexton Short; two daughters, Kim Sickels, Jeffersonville, Ind., and Pam Hendrickson and husband Tom, New Albany, Ind.; two sons, Greg Short and wife Sarah and Tony Short and Brenda, all of Jeffersonville, Ind.; two sisters, Helen Adams and husband Floyd, Jackson, Mich., and Mary Lou Adams and husband Norman, Jacksonville, Fla.; four brothers, Gordon Short Sr. and wife Viola, Lanesville, Ind.; Leonard Short and Arlie Short and wife Rosie, all of New Albany, Ind.; and Mitchell Short, Sellersburg, Ind.; grandchildren, Mandy Richey and husband Brian, Nathan Short, Matthew Short, Alex Hendrickson, Drew Hendrickson, Elizabeth Short, Mary Short, and Cathy Short; and a great-grandchild, Jaxson Richey. Funeral services were held January 19, 2008 in New Albany, Ind. Burial was in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 23, 2008

Short, Beatrice "Bea" Everidge

Funeral services for Beatrice "Bea" Everidge Short, 55, were held May 28, 2007 at the Tolson Creek Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Hampton Cemetery at Letcher, KY. Mrs. Short died May 26 at her home at Blackey, Letcher Co KY. She was a daughter of the late Finley and Cora Everidge. She is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Lee Walters; three sisters, Bertha Caudill, Jeremiah, and Cynthia Caudill and Darlena Hampton, both of Blackey, KY; a brother, Delmas Everidge, Letcher; and three grandchildren, Angel Rene Blair, Dewayne Douglas Blair Jr., and Johnny Dillon Walters, all of Blackey. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, May 30, 2007

Shortt, Tina Gaye

Tina Gaye Shortt, 46, of Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY, died June 3 2007 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Fayette Co KY. She was a daughter of Edmond F. and Lois Bolling Shortt of Whitesburg. She was the twin sister of the late Terri Gaye Shortt, and the aunt of the late Oliver Shortt and Terri Looney. Surviving in addition to her parents are two brothers, Tim Shortt and wife Sheila and children Jamie and Jessie, and Tony Shortt and fiancee Gale Howard, all of Whitesburg; niece Traci Ison; nephew Roy Anthony Shortt; great-nieces and great-nephews Courtney Venters, Kasie Amburgey, Donnie Shepherd, Koree Stewart, Dawson Hall, and Tami Hall; and friend Donald Sparks. Funeral services were held June 7, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Douglas Day Military Cemetery in Whitesburg, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, June 13, 2007

Slone, Claudetta Jo

Funeral services for Claudetta Jo Slone, 49, of Hallie, KY, were held December 8, 2007 at the Kingscreek Community Church. Burial was in the Combs family cemetery at Hallie, KY. A daughter of Lonnie Ingram Combs of Big Branch, KY and the late Claude Combs, she died December 4, 2006 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Ronald Slone; two sisters, Phyllis Blanton and husband Rick, Big Branch, KY, and Pamela Roark and husband Larry, Kingscreek, KY; two brothers, Barry Combs and wife Kay, Big Branch, KY, and Terry Combs and wife Terri, Linefork, KY; two nephews, a niece, three great-nephews, and a greatniece. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, December 5, 2007

Smith, Carl Dean

Funeral services for Carl Dean Smith, 70, of Hallie, KY, were held September 2, 2007 at the Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Smith family cemetery at Hallie, KY. A son of the late Lawrence Smith and Gladys Dixon, he was married to the late Bertie Marie Riddle Smith. He died August 31, 2007 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hazard, Perry Co KY. Surviving are two sons, Robert Smith, Hallie, KY, and Curtis Smith, Cornettsville, KY; three daughters, Lisa Bradley, Hallie, KY; Teresa Walters, Hazard, KY; and Kathy Caudill, Letcher, KY; and eight grandchildren, Holly, Angel, Bobby, April, Amy, Chasity, Whitney, and Andrew. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 5, 2007

Smith, Clemer

Funeral services for Clemer Smith, 89, were held June 6, 2008 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. Born in Benton, Tenn., he was a son of the late Dee and Mattie Smith and the widower of Nova Roark Smith. He died June 4, 2008 at his home. Smith was a Mason and Shrine member. He worked for 30 years at a coal miner, retiring in 1966 at Lynch, KY. Surviving are a son, Larry Roark and wife Pam, Kingscreek, KY; three daughters, Sandy Hogg and husband Kell, Kingscreek, KY; Barbara Ann Phillips, Danville, KY; and Twanda Elizabeth Buckries, Lexington, KY; a brother, J.D. Smith, Newport Ritchie, Fla.; six grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 11, 2008

Smith, Robert Lee

Robert Lee Smith, 91, of Nicholasville, KY, died November 13, 2007 in Hazard, KY. Born at Pinetop, he was a son of the late David B. and Susan Pigman Smith. He was married to the late Goldie Smith. Funeral services were held November 16, 2007 in Hindman, KY. Burial was in the Hobert Slone Cemetery at Mousie. KY. Surviving are six sons, Thomas Robert Smith, Gary W. Smith and wife Marlyn, David Smith and wife Carolyn, Billy V. Smith and wife Pat, Cleva R. Smith and wife Cathy, and Terry W. Smith; three daughters, Sharon Cawby, Rochella Deshler and husband Jerry, and Nancy Bush and husband Larry; 20 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, November 28, 2007

Smith, Ruth Collier

Smith, Ruth Collier - Services are held for Ruth Smith, 82: Ruth Anderson Smith died August 11, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. She was 82 year old. Born in Letcher County, KY, she was a daughter of the late T.R. and Maggie Meade Collier. She was married to the late Mayo Anderson and after his death married the late John O. Smith. She was a sister of the late Hillard Collier and Daniel Collier. Mrs. Smith was a member of the First Baptist Church in Whitesburg, KY. She is survived by a daughter, Sandy Jackson and husband Ozz, Whitesburg, KY; a son, Terry Anderson and wife Pam, Whitesburg, KY; a half-sister, Billie Joyce Quillen, Cleveland, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Shearer K. Goode and husband Joe, Cumming, Ga., and Susan A. Vanover and husband Tim, Jenkins, KY; a stepson, John O. Smith II and wife Faye, Johnson City, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Michael Jackson, Isom, KY; Shelli Robeson, Lexington, KY; Blake Hall and C.J. Anderson, both of Whitesburg, KY; and Ashley Anderson, Richmond, KY; five great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held August 14 at the First Baptist Church in Whitesburg, KY. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, KY, Letcher County, September 11 2008

Southworth, Betty Jewel

Betty Jewel Southworth, 79, of Lexington, KY, died Friday, July 25, 2008, in Dunham, KY. She was born in Lexington, KY, Sept. 18, 1928, the daughter of the late Edgar PenRod and Cordelia Barnes. She is survived by one son, James Paynter of Jenkins, KY; one daughter, Gwynn Tharnton of Owensboro, KY; seven grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 28, in the Gardenside Baptist Church, Lexington, KY, with Tim Amburgey officiating. Burial followed in the Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette Co KY. Arrangements were under direction of Carty Funeral Home, Polly & Craft Chapel, Jenkins, KY.

Spangler, Fred Richard

Funeral services for Fred Richard Spangler were held May 20, 2008 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Spangler family cemetery in Whitesburg, KY. Spangler, 79, was a son of the late Alvin and Alta Craft Spangler and was born in Letcher County, KY. He died May 17 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. He was married to the late Jessie Olene Boyd Spangler, and was the great-grandfather of the late Charlie Justin Fields. He was a member of the Pine Creek Pentecostal Church at Mayking, KY. Surviving are five sons, Alvin Richard Spangler Sr. and wife Juanita; Kenny W. Spangler and wife Pam; and Michael Spangler, all of Whitesburg, KY; Ricky L. Spangler and wife Dianna, Cowan, KY; and Craig Spangler and wife Candace, Maysville, KY; three daughters, Arbutis Sturgill and husband Kenny and Sharon K. Caudill and husband Roger, both of Whitesburg, KY, and Debbie L. Scott and husband Leo, Cowan, KY; two sisters, Pebble Baker, Louisville, KY, and Nannie Stewart, Mayking, KY; 19 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, May 21, 2008

Sparks, Harold Dean

Funeral services for Harold Dean Sparks, 85, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday), March 27, 2008 at the Deane Baptist Church, Deane, KY. Burial will be in the John Bentley family cemetery at Deane, KY. A son of the late Henry W. and Lucinda Sparks, he was born at Deane, KY. He died March 22, 2008 in Shelbyville, Ind. Sparks was a veteran of World War II, serving in Butte, Montana and in Europe. He was a coal miner and retired with Beth-Elkhorn Coal Co. in 1976. He was a member of the Deane Baptist Church and the Neon Masonic Lodge. Surviving are two sons, Daniel Sparks and wife Linda, Shelbyville, Ind., and Rick Sparks and wife Judy, Humboldt, Tenn.; a sister, Geraldine Hall and husband Bruce, Deane, KY; five grandchildren, Lucretia Worster and husband Mark, Brian Sparks, Kris Sparks, Lucinda DeRolf and husband Kenneth, and Anna Mucaluso; and two great-grandchildren, Christian DeRolf and Elizabeth DeRolf. Carty Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 26, 2008

Spokish, Rudolph Jr.

Rudolph Spokish Jr., 59, died May 31, 2008. He was a son of Georgia Pearl Ison LaRosa and the late Rudolph Spokish Sr. Surviving in addition to his mother are two sisters, Mary Helen, Woodstock, Ga., and Patsy Maude, Ellijay, Ga., and two brothers, Russell Spokish, Naples, Fla., and Timothy Spokish, Ellijay, Ga. Graveside services were held at the George Ison Cemetery at Kingdom Come, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, July 16, 2008

Stacy, Wanda Faye Holland

Funeral services for Wanda Faye Holland Stacy, 54, of Thornton, KY, were held April 25, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Thornton Cemetery, Thornton, KY. A daughter of the late Charlie and Garnie Rowe Holland, she died April 22, 2008 at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, KY. She was a sister of the late Jeffrey Holland and Carolyn Kay Gilley. Surviving are her husband, Lawrence Sonny Stacy; a son, Bennie Allen Hart, Thornton, KY; a daughter, Shirley Louise Hart, South Carolina; two brothers, Charles Holland Jr., Dry Fork, KY, and Troy Holland, Florida; four sisters, Eula Ve Joseph, Whitesburg, KY; Shelby Jean Hammonds, Clarksville, Ind.; Jo Ann Hoffman, Floyd Knobs, Ind.; and Devonne Profitt, Georgia; three grandchildren, Tequila Hart, Kimberly Hart, and Jessie Arnold; and two friends, Margaret Rudd and Kathy Slone. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 30, 2008

Stambaugh, Warren Glenn

Funeral services for Warren Glenn Stambaugh, 42, of Jenkins, KY, were held March 21, 2008 at New Freedom Worship. Burial was in the Wright family cemetery at Whitaker, KY. A son of James Russell Stambaugh and Sue Carol Webb Stambaugh of Payne Gap, KY, he died March 18, 2008 at Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport, Tenn. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 104. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Melinda Carol Bates Stambaugh; three sons, Bryan Keith Stambaugh, Hazard, KY, and Michael Edwin Nixon II and Isaiah Melik Nixon, both of Jenkins, KY; two daughters, Jessica Lea Stambaugh, Whitesburg, KY, and Makala ChyAnne Stambaugh, Jenkins, KY; two brothers, James Timothy Stambaugh and Christopher Todd Stambaugh, both of Indiana; two sisters, Deborah Kathleen Anderson, Cromona, KY, and Lorna Maureen Baker, Virginia; and a grandson, Karsen Gage Stambaugh. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, March 26, 2008

Stamper, Debbie Ann

Funeral service for Debbie Ann Stamper, 50, were held August 3, 2007 at the Whitco Pentecostal Faith Tabernacle Church. Burial was in the Stamper family cemetery at Cowan, KY. She was a daughter of Lillian Ballard Bush of Whitesburg, KY and the late Arlie Bush, and was a sister of the late Russell Bush and Peggy McIntosh. She died July 31 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, James Stamper; a son, Timothy Shawn Stamper, Cowan; a daughter, Kimberly Ann Stamper, Whitesburg; six brothers, Jim Bush, Richard Doug Bush, John Bush and Donnie Wayne Bush, all of Middletown, Ohio; Danny Ray Bush, Madison, Ind.; and Bob Bush, Whitesburg; two sisters, Gail Bolton and Karen Sue Neeley, both of Middletown, Ohio; and six grandchildren, Justin, Whitney, Hailey, Randi, Shawn Dakota, and Kaitlyn. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, August 8, 2007

Steely, Elizabeth Ann

Elizabeth Ann Steely, 64, died August 13, 2007 at her home in Cleveland, Tenn. Mrs. Steely was a copy editor for Pathway Press for many years, and was an accomplished pianist and organist. She was a member of the North Cleveland Church of God and the Crusader Choir. She was a daughter of the late Thelma Edith and Orlin Lee Ross. Surviving are two sons, Carl H. Steely Jr. and Michael Steely, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; three daughters, Regina Jude and husband Randall, Calhoun, Ga.; Christa Bolin and husband Rusty, Cleveland, Tenn.; and Angela E. Gibbs and husband, Robert, Troy, Ohio; a brother, Charles Rose, McRoberts, KY; a sister, Glenda Zunda, Covington, KY; and her stepmother, Mary Ann Rose, McRoberts, KY. Funeral services were held August 18 at the North Cleveland Church of God, Cleveland, TN. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, August 27, 2007

Stidham, Barbara Faye

Barbara Faye Stidham, 59, of Lancaster, KY, died February 4, 2008. She was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Geneva Ison Stidham. Surviving are two sons, Barry Maggard, Lancaster, and Felix Maggard, Crab Orchard, KY; three daughters, Shirley Yawn, Sandlick, KY; Patricia Carpenter, Lancaster, KY; and Bettina (Doodles) Guest, Danville, KY; two brothers, Harrison Stidham, Lancaster, KY, and Everett Stidham, Neon, KY; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held February 8, 2008 at the G. Bennett Adams Church. Burial was in the Kingdom Come Cemetery. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, February 13, 2008

Stidham, Emery Beryl

Funeral services for Emery Beryl Stidham were held December 10, 2007 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Stidham Cemetery at Dry Fork, KY. A son of the late Eli and Margie Adams Stidham, he was born in Letcher County, KY. He died December 6, 2007 at his home at Dry Fork, KY at the age of 57. Surviving are his wife, Betty Webb Stidham; two sons, Joseph Stidham and wife Nichole and Joey Stidham and wife Tabitha, all of Dry Fork, KY; four brothers, Harrison Stidham, Billie Joe Stidham, William Stidham and Jimmy Stidham, all of Whitesburg, KY; four sisters, Evelyn May, Hickory, N.C.; Toni Delp, Dayton, Ohio; Judy Caudill, Sparta, N.C.; and Debbie Mace, Morganton, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Cheyanne, Emily, Jonah and Colton Stidham. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, December 19, 2007

Stines, Joyce Faye

Joyce Faye Stines died March 27, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Whitesburg, Letcher Co, KY. She was 56 years old. Born in Pike County, KY, she was a daughter of Lena Johnson Stines of McRoberts, KY and the late Cecil Stines. She was a sister of the late Carl Cecil Stines and Patsy M. Stines. Surviving in addition to her mother are a son, Donnie Andrew Brown, Seco, KY; a daughter, Keisha A. Brown, Neon, KY; six brothers, Randall Stines, Danny Stines, Bennett Stines, Keith Stines, and Jerry Stines, all of McRoberts, KY, and Jack Stines, Milton, W.Va.; and two sisters, Eunice Bowman, Topmost, KY, and Gaynell Meade, Jackhorn, KY. Funeral services were held March 30, 2008 at Moore's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church at McRoberts, KY. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 2, 2008

Stratton, Linda Darnell Taylor

Linda Darnell Taylor Stratton of Raccoon, KY departed this life Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at her residence, following a three-year battle with breast cancer. She was a devout Christian and faithful member of the Zebulon Church of Christ where she was immersed into Christ, July 20, 1980, by minister W.L. �Bill� Ford. Her faith, love, strength and compassion have touched many lives. She was an example to us all. She will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her father, Oliver Taylor. She is survived by her mother, Emogene Taylor; her brother, Vaughn Timothy Taylor; her loving husband, Stevie Joe Stratton; two children, daughter, Stephanie Jo Stratton Bailey and her husband John, her son, Bryan Joseph Stratton; two grandchildren, Torrence Presley Dove and Ty Carson Dove; seven nieces, four nephews and a host of family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, in the Zebulon Church of Christ with Shane Lockard and Hillary Underwood officiating. Burial will follow in the Charles Family Cemetery, Raccoon, KY. Arrangements are under direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home of Pikeville, KY. Visitation is after 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, in the J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel. She will be moved to the Zebulon Church of Christ at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008. Serving as pallbearers will be Gerry Justice, Billy Ratliff, Roger Bevins, Justin Taylor, Nicholas Newsome and Jimmy Turner. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Senator Ray S. Jones II, William �Bill� Hickman, Jim Blankenship, Mike Blankenship, Terry Stratton, Ransey Pinson, Rodney Bevins, John H. Blackburn, George Blackburn, Dennis Ramey and Bob Edmonds. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Zebulon Church of Christ Building Fund, 4627 Zebulon Highway, Pikeville, KY 41501.

Strong, Jack

Jack Strong, age 80, of Hazard, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at the Hazard Nursing Home, Hazard, KY. He was retired from Lost Mountain Mining. He was the son of the late Lige Strong and the late Della Vermillion Strong. He is survived by his daughters, Janet Sue and Freddie Couch and Jackie Ann and Kenny Miller; sisters Maxine Berryman, Ida Lee Patrick, Gail Begley, and Linda Walters; brother Bob Strong; grandchildren Freddie Couch, Jr., Tommy Campbell and Lee Ann McIntyre; great grandchild Nathan Thomas Campbell; step grandchildren Chrystal Keith and Ami Miller. Three step-great granddaughters and three step-great grandsons and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends also survive him. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Mountain View Chapel where the family received friends on Thursday, July 24, 2008. The funeral service was conducted at the chapel on Friday, July 25, 2008, with Rev. Clell Miller officiating. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Hazard, KY.

Sturgill, Roy "Bo" II

Funeral services for Roy "Bo" Sturgill II of Mayking, KY, were held January 11, 2008 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking, KY. Sturgill, 29, died January 8, 2008 after he was thrown from a rock truck he was driving at Cumberland River Coal Company's Blue Ridge surface mine at Oven Fork, KY. He was a son of Roy Douglas and Wanda Sexton Sturgill of Cowan. His grandparents were the late Silas and Juanita Sturgill, and the late Charlie and Wanda Sexton. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Susan Faye Sturgill; a son, Kylar Blake Sturgill, at home; a daughter, Brooklyn Hope Sturgill, at home; and two brothers, Charlie Sturgill, Cowan, KY, and James Alex Sturgill, Ice, KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 16, 2008

Sturgill, Tildon Eugene

Tildon Eugene Sturgill of Cromona, KY, died January 20, 2008. He was 72 years old. A son of the late Leon Bartley Sturgill and Viva Melinda Bolling, he was the widower of Garnell Ruth Sturgill. He was a brother of the late Wayne "Joe" Sturgill, and the great-grandfather of the late Dyana Nicole Arnold. He retired after working in the coal mines for more than 20 years, and was also a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Hemphill Baptist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11139, and was a certified electrician and airplane mechanic. Survivors include six children, Dana Chasteen and husband Nick, Harlan, KY; Rita Jeanette Sturgill, Fairborn, Ohio; Lewis Bates and wife Emily, Pound, Va.; Ronald Bates and wife Peggy, Big Stone Gap, Va.; Kathy Bolling and Stephanie Fox, both of Kansas; a sister, Frances Sturgill Day, Kingscreek, KY; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and an aunt, Marie Bolling. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday), January 23, 2008 at the Hemphill Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Bolling Cemetery at Flat Gap, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 23, 2008

Tate, Roderick Lee

Roderick Lee Tate, 77, died May 15, 2008 at his home in Big Stone Gap, Va. Born in East Stone Gap, Va., he was a son of the late Wade Lee and Macy Giles Tate. He was a brother of the late Wade Edward Tate. Tate was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a music educator with the Wise County, Va., School System and the Berea Independent School System. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Big Stone Gap, where he served as choir director for 17 years. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Jan Ison Tate; a daughter, Christie Lynn Tate of Berea, KY; a son, Roddy Tate of Berea, KY; a granddaughter, Bailey McGuffin; a sister, Bobbie Tate Cooper and husband Kyle; a nephew, Steve Cooper; a niece, Sharon Cooper; and an aunt, Anna Ruth Wilson. Funeral services were held May 19, 2008 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial was in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, May 21, 2008

Taylor, Blaine Jr.

Funeral services for Blaine Taylor Jr., 72, were held February 12, 2008 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Bill Adams Cemetery at Colson, KY. A son of the late Blaine and Cindy Amburgey Taylor, he was born in Letcher County, KY. He died February 9, 2008 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY. Taylor was a U.S. Army veteran. He was the widower of Walene Vance Taylor, and was also preceded in death by five brothers, Homer, Harrison, Hargus, Herman, and Hubert, and two sisters, Hazel and Hester. He was the grandfather of the late Stephen Adams. He is survived by two sons, Stephen Taylor, UZ, KY, and Lawrence Taylor, Sandlick, KY; a daughter, Sandra Taylor, Jenkins, KY; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, February 13, 2008

Taylor, Inez

Funeral services for Inez Taylor, 83, were held July 10, 2007 at Carty Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. A daughter of the late John and Annie Cook Bentley, she was born in Letcher County, KY. She died July 6, 2007 at Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Va. She and her husband, the late William "Bill" Taylor, owned and operated Taylor's Dairy Bar at Pottersfork, KY for many years. She was a member of the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, William Ricky Taylor, Cromona, KY; a daughter, Madonna Kay Craft and husband Dusty, also of Cromona, KY; two grandchildren, Roderick Gerald Craft II, Goosecreek, KY, and Kristin Leigh Addington, Whitesburg, KY; and two great-grandchildren, Emily Noelle Craft and Rodrick Cade Craft. She preceded in death by a brother, Will Bentley, and a sister, Clara Vanover. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, July 11, 2007

Thomas, Barbara Francis King

Former Letcher County resident Barbara Francis King Thomas, 69, of West Carrollton, Ohio, died January 22, 2008 at Hospice of Dayton after a long illness. She was a daughter of the late Luther E. and Ossie L. King, and a sister of the late Carolyn Basham, Nell M. King, Vivian M. King and L.C. King. Surviving are her husband, Elvin G. Thomas; a daughter, Saundra Thomas, West Carrollton, Ohio; a son, Jack E. Thomas and wife Lisa, Dayton, Ohio; grandchildren, Amecia Thomas Carpenter, Ronald F. Thomas, Bridget L. Thomas, and Jacalyn G. Thomas, all of Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Margaret Fields and husband Bryant, and Katy Hamilton; and a brother Arthur King and wife Ada. Funeral services were held January 26, 2008 in Kettering, Ohio. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, February 6, 2008

Thomas, Bennie Jr.

Bennie Thomas Jr., 79, of New Point, Ind., died July 2, 2007 in Indiana. Born in Whitesburg, KY, he was a son of the late Bennie and Bertha Carpenter Thomas Sr., and a stepson of the late Florence Thomas and H.C. Carpenter. He was reared by his grandparents, the late Dan and Polly Thomas. After working in the coal mines for 25 years, he worked at America Lifts in Greensburg, Ind., for 18 years until his retirement. He was a member of the New Point Christian Church, and was the father of the late Danny Thomas Sr. Surviving are his wife, Louise Ison Thomas; three sons, Lanny C. Thomas and wife Debbie, New Point, Ind.; Ronny C. Thomas and wife Charlene, and Jeffrey Thomas and wife Stephanie, all of Batesville, Ind.; a brother, Cornelius Thomas, Florida; three sisters, Wilma Carson, Florida, and Jean Patterson and Joyce Phillips, both of Tennessee; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 6 at the New Point Christian Church. Burial was in the Rossburg Cemetery in New Point, IN. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, July 11, 2007

Thomas, Orbin

Funeral services for Orbin Thomas, 57, were held June 8, 2008 at Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Thomas family cemetery at Rockhouse, KY. A son of the late Marvin and Susan Thomas, he was born in Letcher County, KY. He died June 5, 2008 at his home at Isom, KY. He was the father of the late Edward "Eddie" Thomas, and a brother of the late Cody Thomas, Rueban Thomas, Gary Thomas, and Beatrice Slone. He is survived by his wife, Sonja Caudill Thomas; three sons, Clint W. Thomas and Orbin R. Thomas Jr., both of Buckcreek, KY, and Bruce Fleming, Lowgap Branch, KY; three daughters, Karen L. Back, Isom, KY; Misty Holbrook, McRoberts, KY; and Deana Slone, Burdine, KY; four brothers, Vernon Thomas and Billy Thomas, both of Beaver, KY; Doyle Thomas, Camp Branch, KY; and Harrison Thomas, Corbin, KY; five sisters, Imogene Smith, Camp Branch, KY; Gertrude Davis, Rockhouse, KY; Kathy Craft, Sevierville, Tenn.; Tammy Boggs, Corbin, KY; and Aretta Scott, Ovenfork, KY; and 11 grandchildren. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 11, 2008

Thompson, Leonard C.

Former Jenkins, KY resident Leonard C. Thompson died April 20, 2008 at his home in Harvey, Ill. He was 69 years old. A son of the late Leonard and Dorothy Thompson, he was born at Potters Fork, KY. He was a brother of the late Rondell Thompson, Larry Thompson, and Sandra Sanders. Funeral services were held April 26, 2008 at Carty Funeral Home in Jenkins, KY. Burial was in the Thompson family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Shirley Elkins Thompson; a son, Steven Thompson and wife Melissa; three grandchildren, Alissa, Stephanie, and Deana; two sisters, Brenda and Barbara Keith; three brothers, Dean, Darrell, and Timothy and wife Janet. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, May 7, 2008

Tolaver, Lindburg "Charles"

Lindburg "Charles" Tolaver of Partridge, KY, died January 5, 2008 at Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport, Tenn., after a long illness. Born in Letcher County, KY, he was a son of the late Jacob and Jane Elkins Tolliver. He was a retired coal miner and a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Geneva Owens Tolaver; two children, Victoria Lynn Hubbard and husband James, Mount Carmel, Tenn., and Sean Tolaver, Partridge, KY; a sister, Billie Laney, Whitehouse, KY; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 8, 2008 in Benham, KY. Burial was in the Maggard Cemetery at Partridge, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 9, 2008

Toler, Roy Everett

Funeral services for Roy Everett Toler, 60, were held June 2, 2008 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Memorial Park in Whitesburg, KY. A son of the late Elbert and Dorothy Mullins Taylor, he was born in Letcher County, KY. He died May 28 at his home in Pound, Va. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Howell, Henry and Lester Ray, and a sister, Coraine. He was a member of the Mayking Old Regular Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Margueritte Bowen Toler; three daughters, Candace Toler, Isom, KY; Michelle Toler, Cowan, KY; and Kathy Smith, Norton, Va.; five brothers, Okie Toler and Elbert Toler, both of Ohio; Steve Toler, Jenkins, KY; Mike Toler, Haymond, KY; and Charles Toler, Sparta, KY; and five sisters, Christine Richmond, Lexington, KY; Dallie Smith, Grafton, Ohio; Juanita Hughart, Berea, Ohio; Joan Hughes, Ohio; and Stella Armick, West Virginia. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 4, 2008

Trent, James Henry

James Henry Trent died May 19, 2007 at his home in Whitesburg, KY. He was 71 years old. A son of the late Clyde and Mary Golden Tyra Trent, he was the widower of Nita Dawn ields Trent. He was the father of the late James Glenn Trent. He is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Stewart, Whitesburg; three sisters, Norma Jean Hatton, North Vernon, Ind.; Shirley Hooks, Houston, Tex.; and Janet Sue Profitt, Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, Jack R. Trent, Whitesburg, and Gary H. Trent, Xenia, Ohio; three grandchildren, James Glenn Collins, Mollie Stewart, and Adam Stewart; and a great-grandchild, Sean Patrick. Funeral services were held May 22, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Trent Cemetery at Whitesburg, KY.

Tucker, Peggy Ann Adkins

Peggy Ann Tucker of Jenkins, KY, died April 1, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. She was 69 years old. Born in Jenkins, KY, she was a daughter of the late George and Oma Sexton Adkins. She was the mother of the late Tammy Annette Tucker and a sister of the late Eugene Adkins. Mrs. Tucker was a dietitian and worked for more than 20 years for Jenkins Community Hospital, Jenkins, KY. She was a member of the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Ernest Tucker; a daughter, Vickie Annette Lucas, Lexington, KY; a son, Glenn Tucker, Jenkins, KY; two grandchildren, Holly Anne Lucas and Hannah Grace Lucas, both of Lexington, KY; and a sister, Georgine Anderson, Kokomo, Ind. Funeral services were held April 4, 2008 at the New Freedom of Worship Center. Burial was in the Rob Ratliff Cemetery at Shelby Gap, KY. Carty Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 9, 2008

Turner, Attwell

Funeral services were held Monday for Letcher County Board of Education member Attwell Turner. Turner, of Kona, KY, died after a sudden illness December 21, 2007 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY. He was 75 years old. He was a son of the late Cledis and Sarah Moore Turner, and the widower of Peggy Bentley Turner. He was a brother of the late Alen Turner, Ancil Turner, and Iwanna Moore. Turner was a retired school teacher and bus driver in the Letcher County School System. Before retiring from the school system, he was active in unions and organizations sified employees. Turner was admired by many for his willingness to be a voice for the school district's employees. He never shied away from criticizing past and present school board members when he thought board policy went against the best interests of the district's employees. He is survived by three daughters, Belinda Turner, Indiana; Debra Lucas, Whitaker, KY; and Dwanna Taylor, Kona, KY; five brothers, Ervil Turner, Montgomery, Ala.; Vernal Turner and Denzil Turner, both of Garrett, KY; Glenn Turner, Louisville, KY; and Shiron Turner, Burlan Heights, Ohio; five sisters, Fonetta Boyd, Vermillion, Ohio; Jeanette Hoover, Wayne, Mich.; Violet Roe, Lake Zurich, Ill.; and Dana Collins, Drift, KY; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the John Bentley Cemetery at Deane, KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, December 26, 2007

Tyree, Mark

Graveside services for Mark Tyree, 46, of Morral, Ohio, were held November 26, 2007 at the Tyree family cemetery at Dry Fork, KY. A son of Clara McIntosh and Junior Tyree of Marion, Ohio, he was employed at Whirlpool Corp. for 28 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7201 and the National Rifle Association. Surviving in addition to his parents are a daughter, Sarah Gray and husband David, Mansfield, Ohio; two sons, Matthew Tyree and Jesse Tyree, both of New Bloomington, Ohio; a sister, Susan Hall and husband Doug, New Bloomington, Ohio, and a granddaughter, Savannah Gray. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of local arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, November 28, 2007

Vanover, J. W.

Funeral services for J.W. Vanover, 70, were held February 8, 2008 at the Deane Baptist Church. Burial was in the Deane Baptist Church Cemetery. A son of the late Dewey William and Virgie Tolliver Vanover, he was born in Letcher County, KY. He died February 5, 2008 at his home in Neon, KY. He was the brother of the late Wiley Vanover. Vanover was a member of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association and was a referee in Letcher County, KY for more than 20 years. Surviving are his sister-inlaw, Bettie Vanover, Deane, KY; a nephew, Willey Gerald Vanover, Lexington, KY; and a niece, Bettina Vanover, Deane, KY. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, February 13, 2008

Varney, Garland

Garland Varney, 93, of Canada, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was born at Johns Creek, KY, March 17, 1915, a son of the late Leonard and Martha Honaker Varney. He was a retired coal miner, a member of United Mine Workers of America and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lola Varney; two sons, Eugene Varney and Tommy Smith; two stepchildren; five brothers; four sisters; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle A. Varney of Canada; six sons, Leroy Varney of Richlands, Va., Jimmy Ray Varney of Somerset, KY, Julius Varney and Bruce Edward Varney, both of Canada, Junior Varney and Ivan Dale Varney, both of Covington, KY; three daughters, Mary Jane Slone of Cincinnati, OH, Gail Rowe of Bluefield, Va., June Blackburn of Gate City, Va.; four stepsons, Troy Keene and Roger Keene, both of Jewel Ridge, Va., Harold Keene of Flor Home, Fla., Richard Keene of Lakeland, Fla.; four stepdaughters, Martha Allen of Bridgeton, N.J., Penny Compton of Richlands, Gaynell Adkins of Pound, Va., Juanita Wimmer of Jewel Ridge, KY; 37 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren, 27 stepgrandchildren, seven stepgreat-grandchildren, and several stepgreat-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, in the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Buddy Kendrick officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, KY. Arrangements are under direction of R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, KY. Visitation is after 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008.

Walker, Donald Sr.

Donald Wayne Walker Sr., formerly of Eolia, KY, died October 12, 2007 at his home in Talbot, Tenn. Born in Harlan County, KY, he was a son of Lillian Anderson Walker of Talbot, Tenn., and the late Alford Walker. He was a retired construction worker. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mary Kathy Smith Walker; three children, Donald Walker Jr., Patricia Cook, and Melissa Boggs, all of Whitesburg, KY; two stepchildren, David Smith, Eolia, KY, and Timothy Smith, Talbot, Tenn.; a brother, Stanley Allford Walker, Knoxville, Tenn.; four sisters, Emma Meeks, Hopkinsville, KY; Jackie Frazier and Nora Walker, both of Whitesburg, KY; and Mary Davis, Talbot, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 15, 2007 at the Rockvine Baptist Church in Partridge. Burial was in the Fugate Cemetery in Mayking, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, October 17, 2007

Wampler, Josh Dean

Josh Dean Wampler of Thornton, died January 1, 2008 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. He was 63 years old. Born in Letcher County, KY, he was a son of the late Frank and Goldie Craft Wampler, the father of the late Sonny Bates, and an uncle of the late Jonas Wampler and Matt Wampler. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Surviving are his wife, Pearlie Bates Wampler; a son Josh Wampler and wife Vickie, Isom KY; three daughters, Diana Sparkman and husband Danny, Slemp KY, and Teresa Bates Davis and Lizzie Ann Bates, both of Thornton, KY; a brother, Eddie Wampler and wife Brenda, Mayking KY; three sisters, Peggy Dixon and husband Hagel, Indianapolis, Ind., and Brenda Collins and husband Jimmie and Glenna Wampler, all of Whitesburg KY; a daughter-in-law, Vicky Adams, Beaver Dam KY; and seven grandchildren, Randi Wampler, Autumn Wampler, Taylor Davis, Waylon Sparkman, Brianna Sparkman, Sierra Bates, and Alyssa Jo Adams. Funeral services were held January 5 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 9, 2008

Ward, J.T.

Funeral services for J.T. Ward, 81, of Whitesburg, KY, were held June 9, 2008 at First Baptist Church in Whitesburg, KY. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery at Harlan, KY. A son of the late Charles and Amanda Partin Ward, he was born in Evarts, KY. He died June 6, 2008 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde and Cecil, and two sisters, Evelyn and Christine. Ward was a deacon and a teacher of the Follace Fields Sunday School Class at Whitesburg First Baptist Church. He was active in the church's local missions and was a trustee of Oneida Baptist Institute and a member of Gideons International. He was the retired president of Whitaker Bank, formerly the Bank of Whitesburg, and was a former member of the Local Advisory Council of Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was a member of the Whitesburg Rotary Club, where he was named a Paul Harris Fellow. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Ward; a son, Charles E. Ward and wife Kyleen, Lexington, KY; a daughter, Elizabeth Kaye Hackworth and husband Ken, Lansing, Ks.; four grandchildren, Dr. Kimberly E. Hackworth, Kristina K. Hackworth, Matthew Peyton Ward, and Katie Ward; two great-grandchildren, Caroline Grace Ward and Braxton M. Ward; and a brother, Bobby G. Ward and wife Betty, Corbin. Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, June 11, 2008

Watts, Lucy

Funeral services for Lucy Watts, 78, of Hallie, KY, were held October 14, 2007 at the Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Watts Cemetery at Hallie, KY. A daughter of the late Steve and Vina Watts Caudill, she died October 11, 2007 in Heath, Ohio. She was married to the late Floyd Watts, and was the mother of the late Lora Fouts and a sister of the late Earl Watts. Mrs. Watts was a member of the Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church. Surviving are five daughters, Christine Banks and husband Robert, Heath, Ohio; Chrittie Beever and husband Howard, Homer, Ohio; Helen Henry and husband Gregory, Newark, Ohio; Ora Harris and husband Thomas, Martinsburg, Ohio; and Frances Woodruff and husband Lawrence, Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, Jack Watts and George B. Watts, both of Hallie, KY, and Bonnell Watts, Letcher, KY; two sisters, Ora Watts Whitaker, Ulvah, KY, and Lassie Watts Burchfield, Hallie, KY; 10 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, October 17, 2007

Watts, Margie Caudill

Margie Caudill Watts, 61, died April 1, 2008 at her home at Hallie, KY after a long illness. She was a daughter of Georgia Caudill and the late Kermit Caudill. Mrs. Watts retired last year from the Letcher County, KY Board of Education after 38 years. She was a member of the Linefork Homemakers Club. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Robert Watts; a sister, Martha, and two brothers, Will and Mike, all of Hallie, KY; five nephews, Willard, Tim, Terry, Eric, and Dennis; five nieces, Betsy, Missy, Renae, Angie, and Melinda; six great-nephews, Austin, Kaden, Colby, Jackson, Sawyer, and Willard Allen; and four great-nieces, Beth, Savanna, Felicia, and Courtney. Funeral services were held April 3, 2008 at the Cedar Grove Church. Burial was in the James Griffith Cemetery at Hallie, KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 9, 2008

Webb, Karen

Funeral services for Karen Sue Webb, 41, of Centerville, Ohio, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) in Beavercreek, Ohio. Burial will be in the Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, OH. A daughter of the late Palmer and Dorothy Webb, she was a sister of the late Michael Keith Webb. She died May 13, 2007 at Miami Valley Hospital. Webb was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Gulf War. She was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, American Legion Post 165 in Miamisburg, Ohio, and the International Association of Work Force Professionals. She was employed as a veterans employment representative with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Surviving are her fianc�, Barry Romesburg, Miamisburg, Ohio; two daughters, Lanette Smith and Lori Smith, both of Centerville, Ohio; three sisters, Sheila Little and husband Fred, Lexington; Jennifer Baker and husband Curtis, Louisville; and Pamela Mullins and husband Michael, Neon; and four brothers, Richard Webb and wife Karen, Kettering, Ohio; Palmer Webb and Randy Webb, both of Jenkins; and Terry Webb, Dayton, Ohio. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, May 16, 2007

Webb, Michael

Funeral services for Michael Webb, 43, of Redfox, KY, were held June 9, 2007 at Letcher Independent Baptist Church. Burial was in the Wright Cemetery in Whitesburg, KY. A son of the late Glenn and Geneva Webb and a brother of the late Edward Dale Webb, he was born in Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. He died June 7, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, KY. Surviving are three sisters, Sue Carol Stambaugh, Jenkins, KY; Donna Jean Slone, Whitesburg, KY; and Edna Marlene Dunn, Redfox, KY; and three brothers, Darrell Glenn Webb, Pound, Va.; David Nash Webb, Sellersburg, Ind.; and Walter Keith Webb, Mayking, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, June 13, 2007

Webb, Steven Lee

Steven Lee Webb, 22, died May 23, 2007 at his home at Deane, KY. Born in Floyd County, KY, he was a son of Forest Maloney and Carol Newsome. He was a member of the Haymond Freewill Baptist Church and the Free Pentecostal Church of Haymond, KY. Surviving in addition to his parents are two sisters, Crystal Hunter, Beaver, and Stephanie Webb, Deane. Funeral services were held May 26, 2007 at the Free Pentecostal Church of Haymond. Burial was in the Elkins-Dishman family cemetery. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, May 30, 2007

Wells, John Paul Jr.

John Paul Wells Jr., 69, of Prestonsburg, KY, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at Riverview Healthcare Center, Prestonsburg, KY. He was born in Prestonsburg, KY, April 7, 1939, the son of the late John P. Wells and Birdie Griffith Wells. He is survived by his stepmother, Donna Wells. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel with Richard Greene, buddy Jones and Donnie Patrick officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, KY. Arrangements are under direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin, KY.

West, Michael L.

Michael L. West, of Cromona, KY, died January 29, 2008 in Whitesburg, KY. He was 45 years old. Born in Dayton, Ohio, he was a son of the late Eugene James and Elzie Gertrude West (Mullins). He enjoyed fourwheeling and working in his yard. Surviving are three sisters, Rose Sturgill, Pennsylvania; Joanne West and husband Ron, Utah; and Teresa Trosper and husband Joe, and three brothers, Harold West and wife Brenda, Kenneth West and wife Billy, and Brian West and wife Helen, all of Ohio. Burial was in the Witt-West family cemetery at Irvine, KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, February 6, 2008

Whitaker, Alma Marie

Funeral services for Alma Marie Whitaker, 95, of Kingscreek, KY, were held September 18, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. A daughter of the late Isaac and Katie Callihan Mitchell, she died September 15, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was the widow of Watson Whitaker and was a member of the Tolson Creek Old Regular Baptist Church. Surviving are five sons, Lavine Whitaker and wife Daisy, Gatesville, Tex.; Hiram Ray Whitaker and wife Mildred, Kingscreek, KY; Earnest Wood Whitaker and wife Ruth, and Wendell Clay Whitaker and wife Donna, all of Aurora, Ind.; and James Willis Whitaker and wife Sue, Lawrenceburg, Ind.; five daughters, Lola Christine Hogg and husband Ralph, Hazel Park, Mich.; Wilma Holden, Greendale, Ind.; Mary Halcomb and husband Bill, Hamilton, Ohio; Cena Graves and husband Sanford, and Linda Day and husband Darrell, all of Connersville, Ind.; 43 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, September 26, 2007

Whitaker, Danus

Funeral services for Danus Whitaker, 85, were held May 23, 2008 at the Doty Creek Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Whitaker Cemetery at Premium, KY. A son of the late Roy and Nannie Bell Caudill Whitaker, he was the widower of Bessie Caudill Whitaker. He died May 20, 2008 at his home at Premium, KY. Surviving are a daughter, Carol Back, Franklin, Ohio; three sisters, Joy Watts, Premium, KY; Gracie Caudill, Louisville, KY; and Gloria Price, Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Chris Back, Randall Scott Back, and Gregory David Back; and a great-grandchild, Carmen Alexis Back. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher
County, KY, May 28, 2008

Whitaker, Fred Elam

Funeral services for Fred Elarn Whitaker, 71, of Hampton Branch, were held July 17, 2007 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Whitaker Cemetery at Mill Branch. A son of the late Fred and Magnolia Collins Whitaker, he was an avid fisherman and gardener. He died July 15 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was a brother of the late Colon Whitaker, Ray Whitaker, Mae Allen, and Steva Lewis. Surviving are three sons, Dalemon Whitaker, Mauck Port, Ind.; Denver Whitaker, Whitesburg; and Danny Whitaker, Hanover, Ind.; two daughters, Carolena Adams and Christy Whitaker, both of Scottsburg, Ind.; a stepson, David Isom, Indianapolis, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Caretta Brashear, Chatsworth, Ga.; two brothers, Bobby J. Whitaker, Miamisburg, Ohio, and Claude B. Whitaker, Franklin, Ohio; four sisters, Carlie Creekmore and Laquetta Holt, both of Dayton, Ohio; Barbara Fields, Roxana; and Danette Valentine, Talbot, Tenn.; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his former wife, Vesta Whitaker, Scottsburg, Ind. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, July 18, 2007

Whitaker, Rosie

Rosie Whitaker, 51, died recently at her home in Monticello. She is survived by her husband, Don Whitaker, and a sister in-law, Anna Ray Combs. Funeral services were held in Monticello. Burial was in the Elk Spring Cemetery at Monticello. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, January 9, 2008

White, Timothy Shane

Timothy Shane White, 33, of McCarr, KY, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at his home. He was born in Pikeville, KY, Oct. 15, 1974, a son of Harry White of McCarr, KY and the late Georgia Mounts White. He was of the Church of God faith. Besides his father, he is survived by his stepmother, Betty Jo White; one son, Tyson Shane White of Pinsonfork, KY; three daughters, Clarisssa Thacker of Phelps, Natalie White of Pinsonfork, KY, Sara White of Belfry; one brother, Gregory White of Freeburn, KY; two sisters, Deborah May of Pinsonfork, KY and Tamara May of Matewan, W.Va.; two stepbrothers, Mike New and Franklin New, both of Freeburn, KY; four stepsisters, Deann Collie, Sandy Prater and Louise Prater, all of Freeburn, KY, and Loreen Sullivan of Phelps. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. 2--9, in the R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Blackburn and David Kilburn officiating. Burial will follow in the Mounts Cemetery, Freeburn, KY. Arrangements are under direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home of Phelps, KY.

Williams, Carol Riddle

Funeral services for Carol Riddle Williams, 65, were held April 20, 2008 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, KY. Born in Letcher County, KY, she was a daughter of Lois Halcomb Williams of Mayking, KY and the late Rudolph "Doc" Williams. She was a sister of the late Jimmy Williams and an aunt of the late P.C. Combs II. Surviving in addition to her mother are three sisters, Shirley Combs and Jo Bentley, both of Prestonsburg, KY, and Francis Howard, Payne Gap, KY; three nephews, Grant Combs, Buck Combs, and Jimmy Williams; a niece, Wendy Combs Rochester; four great-nieces Maggie, Lauren, Savannah, and Maddie; and five great-nephews, Ethan, Blake, Gavin, Brayden, and Matthew. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 23, 2008

Williams, Minnie

Minnie Williams of Thornton, died July 7, 2007 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. She was 82 years old. A daughter of the late Arthur and Nannie Sergent Lucas, she was the widow of Ray Williams. She was the mother of the late Donald Ray Williams and Kenny Williams; a sister of the late Luther J. Lucas and Vula Blair; and the grandmother of the late Michelle Williams Begley. She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Ables, Columbus, Ind., and Barbara Craft, Martinsville, Ind.; a brother, Billy Don Lucas, Cowan; three sisters, Jean Fields and Sandy Lucas, both of Whitesburg, KY, and Carolyn Vanover, Thornton, KY; six grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 10 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, Letcher Co KY. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, July 11, 2007

Wright, Daniel Van "Dan"

Funeral services for Daniel "Dan" Van Wright, 69, were held March 22, 2008 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Craft Cemetery at Mayking, KY. A son of the late Andrew and Lula Stapleton Wright, he was born in Letcher County, KY. He died March 19, 2008 at his home at Mayking, KY. He was a brother of R.C. Wright, Glenn Wright, Hazel Fugate, Betty Dicks, and Elizabeth Grubbs. Surviving are his wife, Juanita Wright; two sons, Andrew Wright and wife Michelle, Mayking, KY; and John Daniel Wright, Hazard, KY; six daughters, Tammie Isom and husband Johnny, Margaret Fugate and husband Phil, and Amanda Bentley and husband Todd, all of Mayking, KY; Dianna Moore and husband Howard, Beaver Dam; Judy McBee and husband Charlie, Greenville, S.C.; and Melody Wright, Craft's Colly; three brothers, Jim Wright, Dry Ridge; Andy Wright, Jenkins, KY; and Delano Wright, Mayking, KY; four sisters, Martha Wampler, Lexington, KY; Peggy Wampler, Raleigh, N.C.; Vena Wright, Dry Ridge, KY; and Judy Coffman, Florence, KY; 22 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, April 2, 2008

Wright, Matthew

Matthew Wright, 38, of Mayking, KY, died May 10, 2007 at Jenkins, KY after an illness. Born in Detroit, Mich., he was a son of Franklin and Helen Hall Wright of Mayking, KY. Funeral services were held May 14, 2007 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Craft Cemetery at Mayking, KY. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Missie Sexton Wright; a daughter, Emily Wright, Mayking, KY; a brother, Patrick Wright, Blackey, KY; and two nephews, Patrick Wright and Aberum Wright, both of Tennessee. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Kentucky, May 23, 2007

Wright, Sadie Hall

Funeral services for Sadie Wright, 77, of Miamisburg, Ohio, formerly of Letcher County, KY, were held January 3, 2008 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Craft Cemetery at Mayking KY. Mrs. Wright was a daughter of the late Nathan and Ama Adams Hall, the mother of the late Ronnie Wright, and a sister of the late Johnny Hall, Earnest Hall, Joe Hall, and Forrester Hall. She died December 30, 2007 at the Kingston Nursing Home in Miamisburg, Ohio. Surviving are three sons, Larry Wright, Mayking, KY; Michael Wright, Parksville, KY; and Paul Wright, Dayton, Ohio; three daughters, Marsha Clifford, Springboro, Ohio; Debbie Black, Greencastle, Ind.; and Ama Lovins, Frankfort, KY; three brothers, Raleigh Hall, South Carolina; Jessie Hall, Somerset, KY; and Hassel Hall, Indianapolis, Ind.; five sisters, Betty Campbell, Detroit, Mich.; Bonnie Livingston and Mattie Sanders, both of Bradington, Tenn.; Helen Wright, Mayking, KY; and Evelyn Fields, Indianapolis, Ind.; 14 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 9, 2008

Wyatt, George Edward


George Edward Wyatt, 53, of Danville, W.Va., formerly of Jenkins, KY, died Jan. 5, 2008. He was a son of the late George Wyatt Jr. and Anna Tompkins Wyatt of Jenkins, KY. Surviving are his wife, Debbie Boggs Wyatt; a daughter, Lee Ann Adkins, Danville, W.Va.; a son, Patrick Wyatt, Danville, W.Va.; a granddaughter, Carlie Gail Adkins; three brothers, Willie Wyatt, Tennessee; Thurman Wyatt, Cromona, KY; and John Wyatt, Jenkins, KY; and three sisters, Nettie Jensen, Connie Profitt, and Goldie Triplett, all of Jenkins, KY. Posted in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, January 16, 2008