Norma Jean Pennell, age 51, of Middlesboro, Kentucky, (formerly of Mooresburg, Tennessee and Jenkins, Kentucky) passed this life to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday January 1, 2013, at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard, Kentucky. She fought a courageous battle against lymphoma and leukemia for the last 5 years.

   She was of the Christian faith and was baptized at the Slate Hill Primitive Baptist Church in Mooresburg, Tennessee.

   Norma was the daughter of the late John and Delsie Pennell of Mooresburg, Tennessee (formerly of Jenkins, Kentucky), and was born on September 16, 1961 at Clintwood, Virginia to Hester and the late Junior Vance.

   She is survived by her daughters, Amanda Lamb of Mooresburg, Tennessee and Shannon Lamb of Whitley City, Kentucky; two granddaughters, Ariana and Aurora Wadell of Newport, Tennessee. She is also survived by sisters, Carol Loretta Burke, Lorene Newsom, Irene Arnold, Pat Puckett, Genetta and Christine Vance; brothers, Robert Pennell, Johnny, Clayton, Jimmy, Clyde, Patton, Fred and Tommy Vance; special friend, Tammy Keirsey; and a host of nieces, nephews, amd friends. She was predeceased by four brothers, Donald, Tex and Ollis Pennell and Tracy Vance, and one sister, Vonda Vance.

   In lieu of flowers, Norma requested contributions be made to a charity of your choice.

   Visitation will be at Polly & Craft Funeral Home on Thursday January 3, 2013, from 5-7 pm. Funeral services will be conducted following visitation at 7:00 pm, with Jimmy Jarnigan and Lee Wayne Grubb, officiating. Interment will be on Friday at 1:00 pm at the Rob Ratliff Cemetery. The funeral procession will depart the funeral home at 12:30 pm.

 

Lou Vera Fulton, age 60, of Jackhorn, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday January 1, 2013, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Kentucky. She was born on February 25, 1952, at Deane, Kentucky, and was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, Kentucky. She was a mother and a homemaker, and was a professor at Hazard Community & Technical College, Hazard, Kentucky. She was a member of the Goosecreek Church of Christ. She loved her job at the college, and had worked there for twenty-nine years.

   She was a daughter of the late Willie & Billie Jo Bentley, and was also preceded in death by her husband, David Glynn “Cotton” Fulton.

   Survivors include three sons, David Shadrick Fulton & wife Tracy Ann, of Georgetown, Kentucky, Jordan Robert Fulton & wife Sam, of Kona, Kentucky, and Shiloh Glynn Fulton, of Jackhorn, Kentucky; two grandchildren, Colton Lee Fulton and Clayton Shade Fulton; a sister, Cheryl Bentley, Lexington, Kentucky; three brothers, Tony Craig Bentley and Sheldon Kent Bentley, both of Jackhorn, Kentucky, and Timothy Van Bentley, of Richmond, Kentucky; and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation will be on Thursday January 3, 2013, from 6-10 pm at Carty Funeral Home, Neon, Kentucky. Funeral services on Friday at the funeral home at 2:00 pm, with Kenneth Holbrook, officiating. Interment will follow at the Willie Bentley Cemetery.

 

Charlotte Louise Mabe, age 84, of Lexington, Kentucky, formerly of Jenkins, Kentucky, passed away Friday morning, January 4, 2013, at the Tanbark Health Care Center, Lexington, Kentucky. She was born on December 12, 1928, at Evarts, Kentucky, made her home in Jenkins for many years, and had lived in Lexington, Kentucky, for the last twenty-five years. She was a mother and a homemaker, and was a member of the Jenkins Methodist Church for many years.

   She was preceded in death by her father, Mike Kennedy; her husband, French Mabe, Jr.; a son, French Mabe III; and a brother, Donald Kennedy.

   She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra & Oakie Greer, Lexington, Kentucky; her mother, Margaret Kennedy, Williamson, West Virginia; two grandchildren, Jason Greer and Jeremy Greer & wife Moriah; three great-grandchildren, Connor, Madison, and Makenzie; a sister, Ginny Davis, Williamson, West Virginia; and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Graveside services will be at 2:15pm on Sunday January 6, 2013, at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Virginia, with Pastor Brad Davis, officiating.

   Polly & Craft Funeral Home, caring for arrangements.

 

James Emmett McCullum, age 79, of Jenkins, Kentucky, passed away Monday January 7, 2013, at his home. He was born on January 8, 1933, at Fleming, Kentucky, and lived nearly his entire life in Letcher County, Kentucky. He was a retired coal miner, having retired from BethEnergy, and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was a United States Navy Veteran, having served during the Korean War. Mr. McCullum was also a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Jenkins.

   He was a son of the late Robert McCullum & Mae Reed McCullum, and was also preceded in death by three brothers, Chilton McCullum, Bobby McCullum, and Ronnie McCullum.

   Survivors include his wife of over fifty-eight years, Dorothy Carrello McCullum, of Jenkins; two sons and daughters-in-law, James McCullum, Jr. & wife Janet, of Jenkins, and Larry McCullum and wife Cathey, of Honolulu, Hawaii; five grandchildren, James III, Ashtan, Kristan, Katelan, and Caly; two sisters, Irene Hill, Round Rock, Texas, and Sandy Dettloff, of St. Claire Shores, Michigan; a brother, Stacy McCullum, of Shelbyville, Indiana; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be on Thursday January 10, 2013, from 6-9 pm at Polly & Craft Funeral Home in Jenkins. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday January 11, 2013, at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, with Rev. Jeff Fostor, officiating. Interment will follow at the Green Acres Cemetery, Ermine, Kentucky, where military rites will be given by the Pound, Virginia VFW Post 9600.

 

 

 

   Margaret Elizabeth Honeycutt, age 67, of Jenkins, Kentucky, passed away Thursday morning January 10, 2013, at her home. She was born April 3, 1945, at Breathitt County, Kentucky, and lived most of her life in Letcher County, Kentucky. She was a mother and a homemaker, and was a longtime member of the Dunham Freewill Baptist Church.

   She was preceded in death by her father, Alfred Lee Roberts, and her husband, Chester Lee Honeycutt. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Cora Shephard.

   Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Honeycutt, of Elkhorn Creek; three sons, Alfred Lee Honeycutt & wife Sandra, Eddie Dewayne Honeycutt & wife Lynnette, and Billy Joe Honeycutt, all of Jenkins; her mother, Mollie Roberts, Jackson, KY; five grandchildren, Tina, Samantha, Alfred, Ashley, and Karasma; two brothers, Orin Roberts and Willie Roberts, both of Jackson, KY; special friends, Charlene and Nancy; and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation will be on Friday January 11, 2013, after 6:00 pm and anytime on Saturday January 12, 2013, at the Dunham Freewill Baptist Church, Jenkins, KY. Funeral services at the church on Sunday at 1:00 pm, with Jessie Miller, Morgan Bates, and Garland Ratliff, Jr., officiating. Interment at the Honeycutt Family Cemetery.

Obituary Notes for Evangelist Doriss Williams

Evangelist Doriss Jean Hampton Williams age 59 of Jenkins, KY departed this world on January 13, 2013 at The Pikeville Medical Center.

She was born August 25, 1953 in Knoxville, TN to Robert Buford Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Hoskins Hampton. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who had the blessing to know her.

She was a devoted member of the New Freedom Worship Center in Jenkins.

Doriss is survived by her husband of 38 wonderful years, Johnny R. Williams Sr. Two sons, Johnny R. Williams Jr. of Richmond, KY and C. Shaun Williams (Christy) of Leitchfield, KY. Four Grandchildren, Aislynn Raylee Williams, Carley Araya Williams, Jerrick Porter Williams, and Kendric Royce Williams.

Six sisters, Ruthie Wells of Plainfield, New Jersey, Mary Bond , Kingsport, TN, Patricia Stover (Charles) of Kingsport, TN , Anita Cox (Edward) of Church Hill TN, Peggy Turner (Lawrence) of Kingsport, TN, and Brenda Watterson of Kingsport, TN; Three brothers, Robert O. Hampton (Jenney) of Cincinnati, OH, Ronald Hampton (Sharon) of Cincinnati, OH and William Hampton of Kingsport, TN. She is also survived by a host of aunts, nieces and nephews.

Doriss was preceded in death by her father, Robert Buford Hampton Sr, mother, Mary E. Hoskins Hampton, sister, Shirley Bethea, brothers, James Hampton, Buford Hampton Jr, Johnny Hampton,   grandfather, Samuel Hoskins Sr, grandmother, Edith Hoskins, aunt, Barbara Jean Squire, uncles, Bobby Hoskins, Samuel Hoskins Jr, Bobby Zanders, Eugene Dinkins, Charles Milbro, cousin, Tony Squire,   nephew, Donald Hampton, great niece, McKenzie Lee Lyons and a brother-in-law Russell Watterson Sr.

Visitation will be on Saturday January 19, 2013, at the New Beginnings Worship Center, Jenkins, KY, from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon. Funeral services will follow immediately after the visitation, with Rev. Danny Quillen, Rev. Steve Peak, and Bishop Willie Lamb, officiating. Interment will follow at the Oakview Cemetery, Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

 

 

Marjorie H. Mills, age 90, of Sun City Center, Fla passed away January 20, 2013. She retired as an elementary school teacher for Fleming-Neon Elementary School and was a life member of Neon United Methodist Church where she was a pianist and organist, and played for numerous weddings and funerals over the years.

   She was preceded in death by her husband, Euian C. Mills, her infant daughter, Cynthia Gayle Mills, her sister, Vivian Myers and her brother, Dan J. Harman, Jr.

   Survivors include her daughter and son in law, Cam and Gary Bullock, grandson, Joshua Bullock and his wife, Jennifer, granddaughter, Betsy Scarborough and her husband, Tom, and five great grandchildren, Anna and James Bullock and Ashlee, Avery and Alex Scarborough. The family will receive friends 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, January 28, 2013 at Carty Funeral Home, 1081 Highway 317, Neon, Ky.

   Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Tuesday January 29, 2013, at

NeonUnitedMethodist Church. Burial will be in the Haven of Rest Cemetery, Mayking, Kentucky.

   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Neon United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 505, Neon, Kentucky, 41840 or Life Path Hospice, 3010 West Azeele Street, Tampa, Fla 33609.

   Arrangements by Carty Funeral Home, Neon, Kentucky

 

 

 

 

 

Wilma Jo Highfill, age 69, of Jenkins, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday January 22, 2013, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Kentucky. She was born on February 1, 1943, at Batesville, Arkansas, and lived in Jenkins for many years. She was a mother and a homemaker, and was of the Baptist faith. Her favorite hobby was crocheting.

   She was a daughter of the late William R. Bolin & Wilma Cannady Bolin, and was also preceded in death by her long-time companion, Paul Ray Johnson.

   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy & Dean Mullins, Whitesburg, Kentucky; a son and daughter-in-law, Tommy & Jeanette Jerrigan, of Batesville, Arkansas; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Billie McDonald, of Batesville, Arkansas; and a host of other relatives and friends.

   A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 pm Friday January 25, 2013, at Polly & Craft Funeral Home, Jenkins, Kentucky, with Rev. Hollis Bevins, officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00-1:00 pm, preceding the service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atha Lee Collier Bare, age 72, of Coeburn, Virginia, formerly of Letcher County, Kentucky, passed away Monday January 21, 2013. She was born on June 19, 1940, at Neon, Kentucky, and lived most of her life in Seco, Kentucky. She was a mother and a homemaker, and was a retired cook from Fleming-Neon Elementary School. She was of the Freewill Baptist faith, and greatly enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

   She was a daughter of the late Britt Collier & Georgia Hall Collier, was the widow of Gene Bare; and was also preceded in death by five brothers, Vernice Collier, Luther “Inkie” Collier, Elmer Collier, Mack Collier, and Ike Collier; and a sister-in-law, Jennifer Collier.

   Survivors include two daughters, Tammy Creed & husband Robert, of Coeburn, Virginia, and Thelma Reckner, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; three grandchildren, Sara Lebendig, Tiffine McMillan, and Derek Creed; four great-grandchildren, Skylar, Casey, Brady, and Isabella, plus another great-grandchild soon to be here; two sisters, Ravenna Simmons, White Pine, Tennessee, and Margaret Sturgill, of Jackhorn, Kentucky; three brothers, Britt Collier, Jr., and Lon C. Collier, both of McRoberts, Kentucky, and Jack M. Collier, of Fleming-Neon, Kentucky; and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation will be after 6:00 pm on Friday February 1, 2013, at Carty Funeral Home, Neon, Kentucky. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday February 2, 2013, at the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at the Green Acres Cemetery, Ermine, Kentucky.

 

 

 

 

 

Arthur Ray Goff, age 80, of Jenkins, Kentucky, passed away Saturday February 2, 2013, at the Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, Tennessee. He was born on April 20, 1932, in Pike County, Kentucky, and lived most of his life in Jenkins. He was a retired employee of the United States Postal Service, and had been postmaster in Jenkins for a number of years. Mr. Goff was a United States Army veteran, and was a member of the Jenkins United Methodist Church. He was an avid bass fisherman and was a very skilled wood carver. He greatly enjoyed putting-up bird houses for purple martins to live in.

   He was a son of the late Garfield Goff & Mary Belle Mullins Goff, and was also preceded in death by three brothers, Orville Goff, James Goff, and Ovie Jean Goff.

   Survivors include his wife, Sandy Carter Goff, of Jenkins, Kentucky; a daughter, Lisa Lynn Goff Ratliff, of Jenkins; a son and daughter-in-law, Tracy Ray Goff & wife Angela, of Jenkins; four grandchildren, Ali, Tanner, Jarret, and Joseph; two sisters, Ann Geeser, Merit Island, Florida, and Janice Adams, of Jenkins; and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation will be after 6:00 pm Monday February 4, 2013, at the Jenkins United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Tuesday at the church. Interment will follow at the Baker Cemetery, in Payne Gap, with military rites given by Pound, Virginia VFW Post 9600.

   Polly & Craft Funeral Home, caring for arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Ed Bentley, age 81, of Jackhorn, Kentucky, passed away Monday February 4, 2013, at his home. He was born on December 31, 1931, in Pike County, Kentucky, and lived most of his life in Letcher County, Kentucky.  He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Mine Workers of America.  He was a member of the Hemphill Church of Christ for many years.

   Mr. Bentley was a son of the late William Payne Bentley & Nancy Ann Stewart Bentley, and was also preceded in death by three sisters, Mary, Marie, and Helen;  and eight brothers, Bill, Wilburn, Robert, Walter, Elish, Jesse, Payne, Jr., and Ballard.

   Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Potter Bentley, Jackhorn;  two daughters, Debbie Narramore & husband Durward, and Roseann Laverne Bentley, all of Jenkins;  a son, Chuckie Kyle Bentley & wife Theresa, of Jackhorn;  seven grandchildren, Trey Narramore, Barbi Mercer, Brandon Kyle Bentley, Phillip Bentley, Stacey Hall, Jessica Nicole Holbrook, and Ryan Bentley Holbrook;  ten great-grandchildren, Sophia, Breyden, Bristol, Alexis, Addison, Ashton, Kylie, Kendall, Layla, and Madalyn;  two sisters, Bonnie Hall and Millie Bentley, both of McRoberts;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation Wednesday February 6, 2013, after 6:00 pm at Carty Funeral Home, Neon, KY.  Funeral services 1:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Dairl Strange, officiating.  Interment at the Ed Bentley Cemetery, Jackhorn.

 

 

Mrs. Savannah Marcum Rose, age 85, of Cromona, Kentucky, passed away Monday February 11, 2013, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional hospital, Whitesburg, Kentucky.  She was born on November 30, 1927, at Bold Camp, Virginia, and had lived most of her life in Letcher County, Kentucky.  She was a member of the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church, Millstone, Kentucky.  She was a homemaker, a mother, and very much enjoyed sitting on her porch every day watching the birds in her yard.

   She was a daughter of the late Noah and Julia Boggs Marcum, and was also preceded in death by her husband, Homer Rose, Sr.;  two great-grandchildren, Nova Savannah Rose and Keighley Rose Patton;  two sisters, Inez and Ezelle;  and three brothers, Ed, Bill, and Charles.

   Survivors includethree daughters, Rhonda Polly (Gill), Morrow, Ohio,  Barbara Fox (Mackie), of Jenkins,  Evelyn Johnson (Randy), of Neon, Kentucky,  six sons, Luther W. Rose (Brenda), of Elsmere, Kentucky,  Homer Rose, Jr. (Kathy), Cromona, Kentucky,  Johnny R. Rose (Joyce), of Lawrenceburg, Indiana,  Richard W. Rose, Bill Rose,and Ricky Raymond Rose (Beverly Blackburn), all of Cromona, Kentucky;  twenty-eight grandchildren;  forty-eight great-grandchildren;  four great-great-grandchildren;  five sisters, Sarah, Geraldine, Dorothy, Ruth, and Rozella;  two brothers, George and Herman;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation was on Wednesday February 13, 2013, at Polly & Craft Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral services were conducted on Thursday February 14, 2013 in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Bill Craft, officiating.  Interment followed at the Thornton Cemetery, Thornton, KY.

    Mrs. Geraldine  Collins,age 71, of Jenkins, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday February 12, 2013, at her residence in Jenkins, Kentucky. She was born on June 11, 1941, in Jenkins, Kentucky, and had lived most of her life in Letcher County, Kentucky. She was a member of the Peoples Fundamental Baptist Church in Dunham, Kentucky. She was a homemaker, a mother and very much enjoyed caring for her flowers and was also an avid gardener.

   She was a daughter of the late Hubert and Gertrude Mullins Mullins, and was also preceded in death by four brothers, Sam Mullins, Johnnie Mac Mullins, Henry Mullins & Russell Joe Mullins.

   Survivors include her husband, Billy Ray Collins, Jenkins, Kentucky; a daughter, Elizabeth Pruitt (Keith), Indianapolis, Indiana; two grandchildren, Angelina Lee & Melissa Pruitt; three great-grandchildren, Zoe, Kaleb & Noah; two sisters, Louise Stanley, of Wise, Virginia, & Margaret Bentley, of Jenkins, Kentucky; four brothers, Freddie Mullins, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, Harold Mullins, David Mullins & Emory Mullins, all of Jenkins, Kentucky; several nieces & nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

  Visitation was on Thursday February 10 and Friday February 11, 2013, at Polly & Craft Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral services were conducted on Saturday February 16, 2013 at 11:00 am at the funeral home, with Rev. Van Webb & Rev. Danny craft, officiating.  Interment followed at the Jenkins-Payne Gap Cemetery.

   

Mrs. Della Mae Mullins White, age 101, passed away Friday night, February 15, 2013, at the Dickenson County Medical Center, Clintwood, Virginia. She was born on November 30, 1911, at Beefhide, Kentucky, and lived most of her life in Jenkins, Kentucky.  She was a mother and a homemaker.  Della was a member of the McRoberts Old Regular Baptist Church, McRoberts, Kentucky, and had also been a member of the Jenkins Senior Citizens, and also the AARP.

   She was a daughter of the late Manford & Nancy Mullins, and was the widow of Sampson Andrew White, who passed away on February 8, 1980.  She was also preceded in death by a son, Hursel Lee White;  four grandchildren;  one great-grandchild;  three sisters;  and seven brothers.

   Survivors include five daughters, Virginia Daryl Bartram, of Jenkins;  Mary Ethel Brown, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky,  Alpha Louise Mullins, Jenkins;  Judy Gail Rowe, Clintwood, Virginia, and Joyce Ann McComas, of Hurley, Virginia;  six sons, Billy West White, Red Fox, Kentucky,  Fred Kirby White and Samuel Homer White, both of Jenkins, Douglas McArthur White, Iowa City, Iowa,  Arvil White, Elkhorn City, Kentucky,  and Ricky White, also of Jenkins;  over fifty grandchildren;  seventy-five great-grandchildren;  thirty-five great-great-grandchildren;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation will be on Sunday February 17 and Monday February 18, 2013, after 6:00pm, at Polly & Craft Funeral Home.  Funeral services 1:00 pm on Tuesday February 19, 2013, at the funeral home chapel, with Bobby Fleming, officiating.  Interment will follow at Green Acres Cemetery, Ermine, Kentucky.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Susan “Susie”  Lambert Redman, age 63, of Lebanon, Virginia, passed away early Tuesday morning February 19, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, Tennessee.  She was born on August 15, 1949, at Cleveland, Virginia, and was a lifelong resident of Russell County, Virginia.  She had worked for a number of years as Director of the Jobs Training Partnership Act Program in Russell County, and later owned and operated the Southwest Virginia Tractor Trailer Training Center.  She graduated from Cleveland High School and attended the Bristol Commercial College.  Susie greatly enjoyed growing her flowers, decorating her house both inside and outside, and cooking.  She was a member of the Green Valley Baptist Church, Lebanon, Virginia.

   She was a daughter of the late Stallard Lambert & Gertrude Deel Lambert, and was also preceded in death by an infant daughter;  and a brother, Billy Lambert.

   She is survived by her husband of over twenty-one years, Preston Redman,  of Lebanon;  a sister, Glenda Blevins, Chilhowie, Virginia;  four brothers, Don Lambert, Abingdon, Virginia,  Eddie Lambert, Doug Lambert, and Gary Lambert, all of Lebanon;  her mother-in-law, Nancy Redman, Norton, Virginia;  several nieces and nephews;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation will be on Thursday February 21, 2013, at the Green Valley Baptist Church, Lebanon, Virginia, from 5:00-8:00 pm.  Funeral services will follow at 8:00 pm, with Rev. Darrell Naff, officiating.  Interment will be on Friday February 22, 2013, at 11:00 am at the Russell Memorial Cemetery, Lebanon.  The funeral procession will leave the church shortly before 11:00 am.  Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

  

 

 

 

 

 

    Josephine Rogers Richardson, age 76, of Cromona, Kentucky, passed away Monday February 18, 2013, at her home.  She was born on December 18, 1936, at McRoberts, Kentucky, lived in Louisville, Kentucky, for a number of years, and lived most of her life in Letcher County, Kentucky.  She was a homemaker, and had worked as a secretary at a paint manufacturing company in Louisville for many years.  Josephine was a member of the Haymond Freewill Baptist Church.

   She was a daughter of the late Dewey Rogers & Gerushia Salyers Rogers, and was the widow of Paul Richardson, who passed away in 2007.  She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Branham and Eva Winkle; and a brother, John Rogers.

   Survivors include two sisters, Carlene Taylor, Whitaker, Kentucky,  and Beulah Hanshew, of Fulton, New York;  a brother, William Rogers, of Louisville, Kentucky;  amd a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation will be from 6-10 pm on Thursday February 21, 2013, at Carty Funeral Home, Neon, KY.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Friday February 22, 2013, at the Haymond Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Danny Mullins, officiating.  Interment will follow at the Haven of Rest Cemetery, Mayking, KY.

 

 

Phyllis Ann Hall Williams, age 74, of McRoberts, Kentucky, passed away early Saturday morning, March 9, 2013, at her home. She was born on March 5, 1939 at McRoberts, Kentucky, and was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, Kentucky. She was a mother and a homemaker, and worked as a secretary for sixteen years for the Jenkins Independent School District, and for Letcher County Golden Years Rest Home as a bookkeeper for twenty-three years. She enjoyed cooking, working cross word puzzles, wrestling, ‘her’ dogs, and spending time with her family and friends.

She was a daughter of the late Sam & Flora Quillen Hall, and was also preceded in death by a sister, Ava Jean Baker.

   Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Carla Gibson and husband William, McRoberts, Kentucky, and Tracy Oden and husband Shane, of Hendersonville, Tennessee; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael Williams and wife Liz, of McRoberts, Kentucky; seven grandchildren, Tiffany, Ashley, Nick, Lindsay, Whitney, Judy Ann, and Ryan; a great-grandchild, Myla; two brothers, Sammy Hall, of Mays Lick, Kentucky, and Steve Hall, of Whitesburg, Kentucky;   a special friend, Lois Thompson, of McRoberts, Kentucky; a special aunt, Edith Bolen, of Herrin, Illinois; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was at Carty Funeral Home, Neon, KY on March 10, 2013, from 6-9 pm. Funeral services were on Monday March 11, 2013, at 12:00 noon, at the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Dairl Strange, officiating. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery, Whitesburg, Kentucky.

Mrs. Pelma Blair Dixon, age 95, of Jenkins, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday March 12, 2013, at her home. She was born at Premium, Kentucky, on May 16, 1917, and was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, Kentucky. She was a mother and a homemaker, and was a retired school teacher, having taught twenty-six years at Burdine Elementary School. Mrs. Dixon was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Kentucky Education Association-Retired, and was also a member of the Little Ruby Old Regular Baptist Church. She also taught four years of extension classes from EKU to area teachers that were working on their certifications. Her years of involvement, both as an active and retired teacher, in educational organizations, including the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence in Kentucky, reflected her desire that all students get the best educational opportunities possible.

   Her volunteer work included Letcher County Public Library Board, Home Health Advisory Committee and volunteer at the Jenkins Hospital, Letcher County Cancer Council, and Senior Citizen Council for Letcher County. She served as treasurer for the local Senior Citizen organization that was so very dear to her. As a member of the Old Jenkins High School Renovation Committee, she was extremely proud of the committee’s hard work to save the old building. Among her awards and achievements, being named recipient of the Life Time Achievement Award for the Jenkins Days Festival was probably the one most cherished.

   Perhaps though, she will be most remembered for the love she gave, not only to family, but to all honored to know her.

   Pelma was a daughter of the late Hiram Blair & Melvina Whitaker Blair, and was the widow of Dennis Dixon. She was also preceded in death by a son, Roger Dixon; three sisters, Christine Fields, Ethel Jones, and Loretta Caudill; three brothers, Edward Bryant, Earl Bryant, and Mitchell Bryant; a daughter-in-law, Lanna Dixon; and son-in-law, Ronald Crosbie.

   Survivors include two daughters, Peggy D. Crosbie, Huntington, West Virginia, and Pat Bowman, Winchester, Kentucky; two sons, Larry Dixon, Winchester, Kentucky, and D. Charles Dixon, of Jenkins, Kentucky; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorla Whitaker, Roxana, Kentucky, and Glenora Eldridge, of Indiana; five brothers, Phillip Bryant, Robert Bryant, Donnie Ray Bryant, Jack Bryant, and Jerry Bryant, all of Ohio; and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation will be from 6-8 pm Thursday March 14, 2013, at Polly & Craft Funeral Home, Jenkins, KY. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am Friday March 15, 2013, at the Jenkins United Methodist Church, with Elder Elwood Cornett, officiating. Burial will follow at the Dixon Family Cemetery, Bull Creek, KY.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of the Bluegrass     57 Dennis Sandlin MD Cove   Hazard, KY 4170

Robert McMillan, age 82, of Broadhead, Kentucky, passed away Saturday March 16, 2013, at the Rockcastle Health & Rehabilitation Center, Broadhead, Kentucky. He was born in Kansas, and had made his home in several different states during his life. He was a United States Army veteran. He had worked in the oilfields in different states for many years, and also was a long-distance truck driver.

   He is survived by a son Ken McMillan, of Kansas; two grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 am on Friday March 22, 2013, at the Jenkins-Payne Gap Cemetery, Jenkins, Kentucky, with Rev. Van Webb, officiating. Military rites will be given by the Big Sandy DAV Chapter #18.

   Carty Funeral Home of Fleming-Neon, Kentucky, caring for arrangements.

   Angela K. “Angel” Holbrook, age 34, passed away Wednesday April 10, 2013.  She was born on April 14, 2013, at Pikeville, Kentucky, and was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, Kentucky.  She was a mother and a homemaker, and was of the Protestant faith.

   She is survived by her mother , Rhonda Richardson Garner & step-father, Bill, of Lucedale, Mississippi;  her father, Keith Holbrook, and step-mother Lee Ann, of Bardstown, Kentucky;  four daughters, Alexis Paige Sparks, of Tennessee,  Ariana Faith Holbrook, Alyassa Cheyenne Lawson, and Aleigha Nicole Lawson, all of Smoot Creek;  three sons, Aeon “Bo” Lawson, Aydan Lawson, and Ashton Lawson, all of Smoot Creek;  a sister, Keisha Holbrook, Bardstown, Kentucky;  a brother, Jordan Holbrook,  of Bardstown, Kentucky;  and a host of other relatives and friends. 

   Visitation Friday April 12 after 6:00 pm and anytime Saturday April 13, at the Seco Freewill Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm Sunday April 14, 2013, at the church, with Larry Dean Holbrook, officiating.  Interment will follow at the Haven of Rest Cemetery, Mayking, Kentucky.

Carty Funeral Home of Fleming-Neon, KY, caring for arrangements.

 

   Larry Monroe Ratliff, age 73, of McRoberts, Kentucky, passed away Thursday April 25, 2013, at the Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.  He was born on June 13, 1939, at Jenkins, Kentucky, and lived most of his life in Letcher County, Kentucky.  He was a United States Army Veteran.  Larry worked for many years in the septic tank business and was well known in Letcher County.  He was of the Protestant faith.

   He was a son of the late Hendrix Ratliff & Julie Wells Ratliff, and was preceded in death by his wife, Alora Haynes Ratliff, who passed away on August 19, 1997.  He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Jeanette Calhoun and Virginia Fugate;  and two brothers, Ralph Ratliff and Billy Joe Ratliff.

   Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, James Elmer Ratliff and wife Joyce, of Roseboro, North Carolina;  long-time friend and brother-in-law, Leo Fugate, Jenkins, Kentucky;  and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.

   Visitation was on April 27 and April 28, 2013, at Polly & Craft Funeral Home, Jenkins, KY.  Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 pm Monday April 29, 2013, at the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Van Webb, officiating.  Interment followed at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

 

 

 

 

Jerry Allen Vanover, age 40, of Jackhorn, Kentucky, passed away Friday April 26, 2013, at his home.  He was born on July 13, 1972, in Alexandria, Virginia, and lived most of his life in Jackhorn.  He had worked as a lab technician for over twenty years at Standard Laboratories.       Jerry was of the Church of Christ faith.

   He was a son of the late Harold & Helen Vanover.

   He is survived by his wife, Anita Collins, of McRoberts, Kentucky;  a daughter, Emily Vanover, McRoberts, Kentucky;  a son, Ritchie Vanover, of McRoberts, Kentucky;  a brother, Danny Vanover, of Sergent, Kentucky;  girlfriend Rana Brace and her daughter Liza Beth Brace;  step-father, Connie Hall;  step-sister, Misty Griffith;  step-brother; Richard Hall;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation was on Monday April 29, 2013, at Carty Funeral Home, Neon, Kentucky.  Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 pm on Tuesday April 30, 2013, at the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Jim Johnston, officiating.  Interment followed at Hemphill Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Mr. William Edwin “Bill” Gibson, age 82, of Jenkins, Kentucky, passed away Saturday April 27, 2013, at the Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.  He was born on September 16, 1930, at Weeksbury, Kentucky, later lived in Virginia, West Virginia, and moved to Jenkins, Kentucky, in 1974, where he lived the rest of his life.  He received a bachelor’s degree in mine engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and later worked for Bethleham Energy, and later worked for the Virginia Iron Coal & Coke Company.  Bill joined the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church in 1982, and became a deacon of the church.  He was a member of the Free & Accepted Masons, and was also a Shriner.

   He was a son of the late Edwin Joseph Gibson & Irene Depew Gibson, and was also preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Click.

   Survivors include his wife, Gwenda Wicker Gibson, of Jenkins;  a son, James Edwin Gibson, of Lexington, Kentucky;  two daughters, Barbara Gibson Collins and Deborah Irene Anderson (Christopher), of Jenkins;  four grandchildren, Corey, Stachia, Christopher, Jr., and Allison;  a sister, Alice Martin, of Pikeville, Kentucky;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation was on April 28, 2013, at the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church.  Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 am on Monday April 29, 2013, at the church, with Joe DePriest and Albert “Bo” Smith, officiating.  Interment followed at the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Allen, Kentucky.

   Polly & Craft Funeral Home, cared for arrangements.

Fon Jay Adkins, age 40, of Jenkins, Kentucky, passed away Saturday May 18, 2013, at his home.  He was born on September 12, 1972, at Pikeville, Kentucky, and was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, Kentucky.  Jay graduated from the Mayking Christian School in 1989.  He was a member of the Jenkins First Baptist Church.

   He was preceded in death by his father, Fon Junior Adkins.

   He is survived by his mother, Rosetta Dingus Adkins, of Jenkins;  two sisters, Virginia Hope Hopkins, Elkhorn City, Kentucky,  and Linda Gail Adkins, of Orange County, California;  three brothers, Fon Johnny Adkins, Tucson, Arizona,  Donnie Randall Adkins and Bryon Dean Adkins, both of Lexington, Kentucky;  his maternal grandmother, Rose Florence Dingus, of Jenkins;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation was 6-8 pm on Monday May 20, 2013, at the Polly & Craft Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral services were conducted following visitation at 8:00 pm, with Larry Bradshaw and Carl Dingus, officiating.  Interment followed at the Rob Ratliff Cemetery at Shelby Gap, KY. 

 

    Easter Ellen Huff, age 86, of Neon, Kentucky, passed away early Sunday morning, June 2, 2013, at her home.  She was born on October 27, 1926 in  Letcher County, Kentucky, and was a lifelong resident of the county.  She was a mother and a homemaker, and was a member of the Neon Free Pentecostal Church.

  She was a daughter of the late Eli Dixon & Emily Fields Dixon, and was the widow of Lloyd Huff.  She was also preceded in death by three sons, A.P. Huff, Randall Huff, and Muncy Huff.

   Survivors include four daughters, Virgie Mae Sturgill, Kings Creek,  Alice Faye Burke, Big Cowan,  Lois Smith, Sand Lick,  and Macy Bowlen, of Floyd County;  five sons, Truman Huff, of Big Cowan,  Darrell Huff, Neon,  Archie Huff and Maynard Huff, both of Big Cowan,  and Roy Lee Huff, of Neon; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

     Visitation was on Monday and Tuesday, June 3 and June 4, 2013, at the Neon Pentecostal Church.  Funeral services were at 1:00pm on Wednesday June 5, 2013, at the church.  Interment followed at the Huff Family Cemetery, Big Cowan, KY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

   James “Jim” Lynn Eastridge, Sr., age 58, of Effingham, South Carolina, passed away Sunday June 2, 2013.  He was born in Jasper, Indiana, on May 13, 1955, lived most of his life in Letcher County, Kentucky, and was living in South Carolina, when he passed away. He was a grounds maintainance mechanic at the McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, South Carolina, and was a member of the Christian Assembly Church in Florence, South Carolina.

   He was a son of the late Anna Mae Speedy Collier.

   Survivors include his wife, Deborah Louise Jent Eastridge, Effingham, South Carolina;  a son, James Lynn Eastridge II, of Effingham, South Carolina;  his father, Johnny Collier, Whitesburg, Kentucky;  three sisters, Marilyn Eastridge, Hazard, Kentucky,  Becky Bates, Lexington, Kentucky,  and Lisa Selvedge, of Whitesburg, Kentucky;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation was at the Deane Baptist Church, Deane, Kentucky, on Thursday June 6, 2013.  Funeral services were at 1:00 pm Friday June 7, 2013 at the church, with interment following at the church cemetery.

  

 

   Robert Lee Collins, age 72, of Jenkins, Kentucky, passed away Monday June 10, 2013, at his home.  He was born on August 18, 1940, at Dunham, Kentucky, and was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, Kentucky.  He was a retired employee of Food City, and in addition to other jobs he worked at, had been employed as a police officer for Jenkins.  Mr. Collins had preached and sang at various local churches, and was a member of the New Beginnings Assembly of God Church in Jenkins.  He was a United States Army veteran.  He liked running, and had participated in running marathons.

   He was a son of the late Andrew & Grace Collins, and was also preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Anderson Collins.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Joyce Collins;  two sisters, Pauline Collins and Lucille Collins;  and two brothers, Paul Collins and Ralph Collins.

   Survivors include daughters Lori Collins and spiritual daughter Kim McElroy, of Sergent, Kentucky,  and Jennifer Adams and husband William, of Jenkins;  sons, Robert Neil Collins and wife Denise, of Jenkins,  and Timothy Collins and wife Brenda, also of Jenkins;  eight grandchildren, Darrin, Andrew, Tara, Kaylin, Kody, Corey, Makayla, and Trinity;  a great-granddaughter, Payge;  a sister, Nancy Benge, of Indianapolis, Indiana;  a brother, Larry Collins, of Lenoir, North Carolina;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation was on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 11 and June 12, 2013, at New Beginnings Assembly of God Church, in Jenkins.  Funeral services were on Thursday June 13, 2013 at the church, with Pastor Robbie Delph, officiating.  Military rites followed funeral services at the church.  Interment followed at the Jenkins-Payne Gap Cemetery. 

 

   Barbara Anne McCown, age 66, of Jenkins, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday June 19, 2013, at the Mountainview Regional Medical Center, Norton, Virginia.  She was born on June 25, 1946, in Floyd County, Kentucky, later moved from there, and came to Jenkins in 1974, where she lived the remainder of her life.  She was a mother and a homemaker, and was of the Baptist faith.

   She was a daughter of the late George Hoyt Simmons & Dora Fields Simmons, and was the widow of Richard “Gary” McCown.  Barbara was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mable Marie Simmons and Ruth Simmons;  seven brothers, Kenneth “Ken” Simmons, James Russell Simmons, Milford “Mick” Simmons, George Hoyt “June” Simmons, Jr., Billy Newton Simmons, Doyle Simmons, and Wayne Simmons.

   Surviving family members include her children, Patricia Lynn McCown and Robert McCown;  a sister, Janet Louise Simmons;  two brothers, Jerry Simmons and Chester “Chetty” Simmons;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Visitation was from 6-9 pm Friday June 21, 2013 at Polly & Craft Funeral  Home.  Funeral services were conducted at 12:00 noon on Saturday June 22, 2013 at the funeral home chapel.  Interment followed at the Jenkins-Payne Gap Cemetery.

 

   Stevie Darrel Toler, age 59, of Jenkins, Kentucky, passed away Thursday June 27, 2013, at his home.  He was born on August 18, 1953, in Whitesburg, Kentucky, and was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, Kentucky.  He had worked as a coal miner.  Mr. Toler was of the Protestant faith.

   He was a son of the late Elbert Toler and Mary Dorothy Mullins Toler, and was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Fleming Toler;  a son, Kevin Fleming;  two sisters, Corrine Toler and Joan Hughes;  and four brothers, Howell Toler, Henry Toler, Roy Toler, and Lester Ray Toler.

   Survivors include two daughters, Stephanie Carter and husband Charles, of Wise, Virginia,  and Linda Collins and husband Robbie, of Sweetwater, Tennessee;  two grandchildren, Robin and Angelica;  a great-grandson, JayJay;  four sisters, Juanita Hugart, Berea, Ohio,  Dallie Smith, Grafton, Ohio,  Christine Richmond, Nicholasville, Kentucky,  and Stella Amick, of Ramey, West Virginia;  four brothers, Elbert Toler, Cleveland, Ohio,  Okie Toler, Elyria, Ohio,  Michael Toler, Jenkins, Kentucky,  and Charles Toler, of Sparta, Kentucky;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation will be on Saturday June 29, 2013, from 6-9 pm at Polly & Craft Funeral Home, Jenkins, KY.  Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm on Sunday June 30, 2013, at the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Bill Craft, officiating.  Burial will follow at the Haven of Rest Cemetery, Mayking, Kentucky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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   Ruby H. Zidaroff, age 87, of McRoberts, Kentucky, passed away early Friday morning, June 27, 2013, at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center, Hazard, Kentucky.  She was born on September 8, 1925, at Sergent, Kentucky, and was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, Kentucky.  She was a mother and a homemaker, and was a retired school teacher, having taught science classes at Jenkins High School for fifty years.  Mrs. Zidaroff was a member of the McRoberts Missionary Baptist Church, and was also a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association.  She enjoyed crafts, gardening, and sewing.

   She was a daughter of the late Benjamin Hasel Holbrook & Bernice Nichols Holbrook, and was also preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Holbrook Taylor.

   She is survived by her husband, James Zidaroff, of McRoberts, Kentucky;  a daughter, Shelia Hill and husband Jack, of Huber Heights, Ohio;  a son, Timothy Zidaroff and wife Sharon, of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky;  three sisters, Ann Yost, Clayton, Ohio,  Nell Adams, Brookfield, Ohio,  and Phyllis Lucas, Venice Beach, Florida;  three grandchildren, Lori Schroeder and Jan Morris, both of Huber Heights, Ohio,  and Whitney Allison, of North Carolina;  five great-grandchildren;  one great-great-grandchild;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation will be on Sunday June 30, 2013, at the Polly & Craft Funeral Home from 6-9 pm.  Funeral services will be at 11:00 am  on Monday July 1, 2013 at the McRoberts Missionary Baptist Church, with Pastor James Johnston, officiating.  Interment will follow at the McRoberts Cemetery.

    Jason Allen Riley, age 27, of Mayking, Kentucky, passed away June 26, 2013.  He was born on December 31, 1985, at Whitesburg, Kentucky, and lived most of his life in Letcher County, Kentucky.  He had worked as a mason, and also hunted ginseng to support himself and family.  Jason was of the Pentecostal faith.

   He was preceded in death by his mother, Judy Johnson Riley, and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

   Survivors include his wife, Kayla Eldridge Riley, Mayking, Kentucky;  daughters, Americas Riley, of Indiana,  and Jacie Marie Riley, of Mayking;  sons, Jason Otis Riley, of Indiana,  and Dawsyn Nathaniel Dean Riley, of Mayking;  his father, Coy Gail Riley, Sr., of Mayking;  three brothers, Coy Gail Riley, Jr., (Angela), Thornton, Kentucky,  Thomas Riley (Katrina Wright), of Isom, Kentucky,  and Michael Ray Riley (Arielle), of Jenkins, Kentucky; one niece and four nephews;   and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation was on Sunday and Monday, June 30 and July 1, 2013 at the Lighthouse Church.  Funeral services were on Tuesday July 2, 2013 at the Lighthouse Church, with Glenn Gross & Charlie Hughes, officiating.  Interment followed at the Colson Family Cemetery. 

 

   Glory Jean Carter Arnold, age 61, of Jenkins, Kentucky, passed away Thursday June 27, 2013, at her home.  She was born on December 7, 1951, in New York, New York, and lived most of her life in Letcher County, Kentucky.  She was a mother and a homemaker, did seamstress work and also hairdressing.  She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church in Fleming, Kentucky.

   She was a daughter of the late David Carter & Mae Ella Daniels Carter, and was the widow of Winston Arnold.  She was also preceded in death by a sister, Michelle Carter;  and a brother, Ronald Carter.

   She is survived by three sons, Leslie Carter, of Goose Creek,  Tori Maurice Carter, of Alabama,  and Reginald Carter, of Neon, Kentucky;  eight grandchildren;  a sister, Angela Carter Carpenter, Norton, Virginia;  a brother, David Carter, Jr., of New York;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation was from 11-1 on Tuesday July 2, 2013 at Corinth Baptist Church, Fleming, Kentucky.  Funeral services followed at 1:00 pm at the church, with Rev. Steve Peake, officiating.  Interment followed at the Upper Fleming Cemetery.

   Kimberley Sue Collier, age 50, of Neon, Kentucky, passed away Monday July 8, 2013, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Kentucky.  She was born on September 22, 1962, at Cincinnati, Ohio, and lived most of her life in the Neon area.  She had worked as a patient caregiver and was a member of the Cornerstone Church in Whitesburg, Kentucky. 

   She was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Collier.

   Survivors include her mother, Revil Million Collier, Neon;  a sister, Ann Archer, Jackhorn, KY;  a brother, Ernest Collier, Jr., of Jenkins, KY;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

   The family held a memorial service at the home of Revil Collier on Sunday July 14, 2013.

   Carty Funeral Home of Neon, cared for arrangements.

 

 

 

   Mrs. Ruth Marie Jenkins, age 85, of Jenkins, Kentucky, passed away Saturday July 20, 2013, at her home.  She was born in West Virginia, and lived most of her life in Jenkins.  She was a mother and a homemaker, and worked for thirty years as a cook in the cafeteria at the Jenkins Community Hospital.  She was a member of the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Auxillary.  She was a huge UK Cats fan, and her greatest joy in life was being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

   Mrs. Jenkins was a daughter of the late Greenbury Harris & Virgie Roberts Harris, and was the widow of Lester Jenkins.  She was also preceded in death by a son, Lester Jenkins, Jr.;   three sisters, Mabel Woods, Vonda Mullins, and Emil Downing.

   Survivors include a son Greg Jenkins & wife Toni, of Jenkins;  a daughter, Mattie Ann Jenkins, of Chicago, Illinois;  four grandchildren, Leslie, Greg, Jr., Clayton, and Bradley;  seven great-grandchildren;  seven sisters, Julie Cogan, Nora Akers, Avonell Robinson, Hester Faye Petlikowski, all of Ecorse, Michigan,  Mary Mullins, of Beefhide, Kentucky,  Ethel Hunnicutt, of Norton, Virginia,  and Tammy Walker, of Jenkins;  a brother, McArthur Harris, of Ecorse, Michigan;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation on Monday July 22, 2013, at Polly & Craft Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday July 23, 2013, at the funeral home with Tim Bailey, officiating.  Burial at Green Acres Cemetery, Ermine, KY.

   Ernest Cleo Tucker, age 75, of Burdine, Kentucky, passed away Monday evening July 22, 2013, at his home.  He was born on June 7, 1938, at Elkhorn Creek, later lived in Chicago, Illinois, for ten years, and lived the rest of his life in Burdine.  He was a United States Navy Veteran, and upon leaving the Navy, he worked as a maintenance supervisor for a Chicago company.  He later moved to Burdine, where he worked as a truck driver.  Ernest was a member of the Freewill Baptist faith, and attended the New Freedom Worship Center in Jenkins. 

   He was a son of the late Grady Tucker and Pearl Stanley Tucker, and was also preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Adkins Tucker.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Tucker;  and a brother, Alfred Tucker.

   Survivors include a daughter, Vickie Lucas, Lexington, Kentucky;  a son and his companion, Glenn Tucker & Alice, of Burdine;  two grandchildren, Hollyanne Lucas and Hannah Grace Lucas, and also C.J. Machniak;  four sisters, Mary Gordon, Indianapolis, Indiana;  Carol Brown, Ocala, Florida,  Wanda Grigsby, Burdine, Kentucky,  and Darlene Burton, Edinburgh, Indiana;  a brother, Lee Tucker, of Rogersville, Tennessee;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation on Thursday July 25, 2013, at Polly & Craft Funeral Home, Jenkins, KY, from 6-9 pm.  Funeral services Friday July 26, 2013, at 1:00 pm, at the New Freedom Worship Center, Jenkins.   Interment will follow at the Rob Ratliff Cemetery.

   

   Mildred Ruth Robinson, age 85, of Jenkins, Kentucky, passed away Monday July 29, 2013, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky.  She was born on April 28, 1928, at Dunham, Kentucky, and was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, Kentucky.  She was a mother and a homemaker, and was a member of the Jenkins First Baptist Church.  Ruth was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Pine Mountain Chapter, where she was a past matron.  She enjoyed the Jenkins Senior Citizens, and greatly enjoyed going to church.

   She was a daughter of the late Kenneth Hughes and Mollie Whitaker Hughes, and was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Robinson;  a son, Jimmy Robinson;  and three grandchildren, Jason Robinson,  Michelle Robinson,  and Christopher Shoulders.

   Survivors include two daughters, Patty Ann Hughes (Adrian), of Richmond, Kentucky,  Melody Rumpke (Bob), Berea, Kentucky;  four sons, Carl Robinson, Jr. (Lisa), Harlan, Kentucky,  Stephen Robinson, Frankston, Texas,  Rodney Robinson (Marty), Jenkins, Kentucky,  and Chris Robinson (Lori), of Georgetown, Kentucky;  twenty-one grandchildren;  thirty-one great-grandchildren;  three great-great-grandchildren;  special friends, Paul Ed Narramore and Mary Smith;  sister-in-law, Phyllis Robinson;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation on Wednesday July 31, 2013, from 6-9 pm at Polly & Craft Funeral Home, Jenkins, Kentucky.  Funeral services will be on Thursday August 1, 2013, at 11:00 am at the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Larry Brashear, officiating.  Interment will follow at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

James Kiser, age 88 years, formerly of McRoberts, Kentucky passed away at Stein Hospice located in Sandusky, Ohio on August 2 2013.  He was born on August 25, 1924 to the late Fred and Lucinda Collins Kiser in Democrat, Kentucky.  He proceded in death his wife of forty-nine years to the late Irene Cloud Kiser.

James worked and retired 1982 from Bethlehem Steel Corporation as a Continuous Miner Operator and Loading Machine Operator.  James also served during WWII aboard the USS Hutchinson PF 45 as First Class Seaman and received three medals from the Coast Guard.  James was also an active member and  Deacon of the Hemphill Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are daughters:  Carolyn Wright and Dwana Isaac of Bellevue, Ohio.  Also surviving are six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren.

 

Visitation was on Monday August 5, 2013,  from 2-4pm and after 6:00 pm at the Hemphill Freewill Church.  Funeral services were at 12:00 pm Tuesday at the church, with Pastor Danny Hurst, officiating. 

 

Carty Funeral Home cared for arrangements.

   Ruth Iniz Davidson, age 88, of Jenkins, Kentucky, passed away Monday August 5, 2013, at her home.  She was born in Pike County, Kentucky, on September 11, 1924,  and lived most of her life in Letcher County, Kentucky.  She was a mother and a homemaker, and attended the Jenkins First Baptist Church.

   Ruth was a daughter of the late Nelson Tackett & Alva Broadhead Tackett, and was the widow of Larry Davidson.        She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Woodrow, Ronnie, Donald, Cleo, and Bennie.

   Survivors include two sons, Mike Davidson, Mark Davidson (Sandra), all of Jenkins;  three grandchildren, Mike, Jr., Christopher, and Kim;  seven great-grandchildren, Summer, Christopher, Grace, John, Avery, Alyssa, and Payton;  and a host of other relatives and friends. 

   Visitation on Thursday August 7, 2013, at Polly & Craft Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral services on Friday at 10:00 am in the chapel, with Rev. Larry Brashear, officiating.  Burial at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.

 

   Christopher Wade Pease, age 43, of McRoberts, Kentucky, passed away Thursday August 8, 2013, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky.  He was born on July 16, 1970, in Letcher County, Kentucky, and lived most of his life in Letcher County.  He had worked as a heavy equipment operator on strip mining operations.  He was a member of the American Legion.  He was of the Protestant faith.

 

   He is survived by his wife, Sue Brannon Pease, of McRoberts;  two sons, Christopher Aaron Pease and Brandon James Pease, both of McRoberts, Kentucky;  his mother, Alpha Stewart, of McRoberts;  his father, James Pease, of Jackhorn, Kentucky;  two brothers, James Floyd Pease, of Jackhorn, Kentucky,  and Tommy Joe Pease, of Ermine, Kentucky;  and a host of other relatives and friends.  Christopher would have soon been a grandfather.

   Visitation was on Wednesday August 14, 2013, at Carty Funeral Home from 1-5 pm.   There were no services.

   Bonnie Jean Bentley Hall,  age 75, of McRoberts, Kentucky, passed away Thursday evening, August 22, 2013, at her home.  She was born on May 24, 1938, in Pike County, Kentucky, and lived most of her life in Letcher County, Kentucky.  She was a mother and a homemaker, and was of the Church of Christ faith.

   She was a daughter of the late William Payne Bentley & Nancy Ann Stewart Bentley, and was also preceded in death by two daughters, Melissa Castle and Lesa Castle;  a grandson, Kenneth Bentley, Jr.;  a great-grandson, Lucas Gabriel Everly;  three sisters, Helen Potter, Marie Burke, and Mary Fleming;  and nine brothers, Wilburn Bentley, Bill Bentley, Jesse Bentley, Elish Bentley, Walter Bentley, Ballard Bentley, Edd Bentley, Payne Bentley, Jr., and Robert Bentley.

   Surviving family members include three daughters, Tresa Gibson (Kennie), of Mayking, Kimberly Hunsucker (John), of Dry Fork,  and Dorothy Renae Hamilton, of Burdine;  three sons, Kenneth Bentley (Heather), of McRoberts,  Kevin Castle, Buckhannon, West Virginia,  and Larry Anthony Collier (Brittany), of McRoberts;  nine grandchildren;  sixteen great-grandchildren;  a sister, Millie Bentley, of McRoberts;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation is Saturday and Sunday August 24 &25, at the McRoberts Old Regular Baptist Church.  Funeral services at 1:00 PM on Monday at the church, with Alfred Fields, officiating.  Interment at Bentley Family Cemetery.

 

 

   Dennie Fleming, age 72, of Jackhorn, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday evening August 13, 2013, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky.  He was born on August 11, 1941, at Speight, Kentucky, lived in Pike County, Kentucky for sixteen years, and made his home in Letcher County, Kentucky, for the remainder of his life.  He had worked as a heavy equipment operator in the coal strip-mining industry, and was a United States Army veteran.  Dennie was a member of the Neon Methodist Church and was an ordained minister for forty years.

   He was a son of the late Grady Fleming & Minnie Holbrook Fleming, and was also preceded in death by three brother, Oliver White, Walter Lee Fleming, and Roger Dale Holbrook;  and also by an infant brother, Terry Stewart;  and an infant sister, Kathy Stewart.

   Survivors include his wife, Iolene Roberts Fleming, Jackhorn, Kentucky;   a son and daughter-in-law, Dennie Christopher “Chris” Fleming & Norene, of Jackhorn; a daughter, Paula Miller, of Tennessee;   three grandchildren, Charissa Fleming and Quaydenn Fleming, both of Jackhorn,  and Carlee Sexton, of Tennessee;  five sisters, Bobbie Bishop, Las Vegas, Nevada,  Ezella Dham an Darlene Fleming, both of Sevierville, Tennessee,  Sherry Marler, Riceville, Tennessee,  and Linda Henson, of Ohio;  four brothers, Billie White, Pike County, Kentucky,  Donald Fleming, Ocean Springs, Mississippi,  Danny Joe Fleming, Dandridge, Tennessee,  and Roger Fleming, of Ohio;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation was on August 16, 2013, from 6-10 pm, at Carty Funeral Home.   Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 pm on Saturday August 17, 2013.  Interment followed at the Roberts Family Cemetery, Jonancy, Kentucky.

 

 

   Charles Wendall “Charley” Mullins, age 38, of Cromona, Kentucky, passed away Friday August 23, 2013, at his home.  He was born on April 11, 1975, in Whitesburg, Kentucky, and was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, Kentucky.  Charley had worked as a butcher in the past.  He was a member of the Seco Freewill Baptist Church. 

   He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Mae Johnson Mullins.

   Survivors include his wife, Brandy Lewis Mullins;  his father, Danny Lee Mullins, Flemingsburg, Kentucky;    his mommy & daddy, Janice & Samuel “James” Johnson, Cromona, Kentucky;  a daughter, Charley Danyale Mullins, of Cromona;  two sons, Cody Ryan Mullins and Cayman Michael Mullins, both of Cromona;  two step-sisters, Juanita Denise King, Pikeville, Kentucky,  and Rachel Lynn King Caudill, of Jenkins;  three brothers, Danny Lee Mullins, Dayton, Ohio,  Anthony Keith Mullins, Flemingsburg, Kentucky,  and Travis Scott Mullins, of Neon;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation Monday August 26, 2013, at the Burdine Church of God of Prophecy, after 6:00 pm.  Funeral services on Tuesday August 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm, at the church, with Pastor Jeff Slone, officiating.  Interment at the Johnson Family Cemetery.

 

Bonnie Jean Bentley Hall,  age 75, of McRoberts, Kentucky, passed away Thursday evening, August 22, 2013, at her home.  She was born on May 24, 1938, in Pike County, Kentucky, and lived most of her life in Letcher County, Kentucky.  She was a mother and a homemaker, and was of the Church of Christ faith.

   She was a daughter of the late William Payne Bentley & Nancy Ann Stewart Bentley, and was also preceded in death by two daughters, Melissa Castle and Lesa Castle;  a grandson, Kenneth Bentley, Jr.;  a great-grandson, Lucas Gabriel Everly;  three sisters, Helen Potter, Marie Burke, and Mary Fleming;  and nine brothers, Wilburn Bentley, Bill Bentley, Jesse Bentley, Elish Bentley, Walter Bentley, Ballard Bentley, Edd Bentley, Payne Bentley, Jr., and Robert Bentley.

   Surviving family members include three daughters, Tresa Gibson (Kennie), of Mayking, Kimberly Hunsucker (John), of Dry Fork,  and Dorothy Renae Hamilton, of Burdine;  three sons, Kenneth Bentley (Heather), of McRoberts,  Kevin Castle, Buckhannon, West Virginia,  and Larry Anthony Collier (Brittany), of McRoberts;  nine grandchildren;  sixteen great-grandchildren;  a sister, Millie Bentley, of McRoberts;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation will be held on Sunday August 26, 2013from 6-10 P.M. at the McRoberts Old Regular Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be conducted on Monday August 26, 2013 at the church with Alfred Fields officiating.  Internment followed at the Bentley Family Cemetery, Long Fork, Kentucky. 

Charles Wendall “Charley” Mullins, age 38, of Cromona, Kentucky, passed away Friday August 23, 2013, at his home.  He was born on April 11, 1975, in Whitesburg, Kentucky, and was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, Kentucky.  Charley had worked as a butcher in the past.  He was a member of the Seco Freewill Baptist Church. 

   He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Mae Johnson Mullins.

   Survivors include his wife, Brandy Lewis Mullins;  his father, Danny Lee Mullins, Flemingsburg, Kentucky;    his mommy & daddy, Janice & Samuel “James” Johnson, Cromona, Kentucky;  a daughter, Charley Danyale Mullins, of Cromona;  two sons, Cody Ryan Mullins and Cayman Michael Mullins, both of Cromona;  two step-sisters, Juanita Denise King, Pikeville, Kentucky,  and Rachel Lynn King Caudill, of Jenkins;  three brothers, Danny Lee Mullins, Dayton, Ohio,  Anthony Keith Mullins, Flemingsburg, Kentucky,  and Travis Scott Mullins, of Neon;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation will be held on Monday August 26, 2013 from 6-10 PM at the Burdine Church of God of Prophecy.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday August 27, 2013 at 1 PM at the church with Jeff Slone officiating.  Internment will follow at the Johnson Family Cemetery, 

 

   Odus Durham,age 90, of Burdine, Kentucky, passed away Thursday August 29, 2013, at the East Kentucky Veteran’s Center, in Hazard, Kentucky.  He was born on January 15, 1923, in Haymond, Kentucky, and was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, Kentucky.  Mr. Durham was a retired coal miner and minister. He was an United States Navy WWII veteran and a member of the U.M.W.A. Odus was a dedicated Bishop, District Overseer, Pastor & member of the Church of God of Prophecy for over fifty years. He pastored at Elwood, East Cumberland, McRoberts, Burdine, Little Leatherwood & Prestonsburg, Kentucky, at the Church of God of Prophecy.   

   He was the son of the late Dennis and Cora Winchell Durham and was also preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Clark Durham; a sister, Betty Combs; three brothers, Ray, James & Bobbie Durham; and also his infant sister, Niema Durham.

   Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Durham, Burdine, KY.; three daughters, Priscilla Berry, Hawthorne, Fl., Patricia Chen, Huntsville, AL., Penny Newman, Norman, OK.; three step-daughters, Pam Hardin, Willisburg, KY., Linda Moore, Burdine, KY. & Brenda Yates, Bardstown, KY.; one step-son, Frankie Burkhead, Lawrenceburg, KY.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Reynolds  & Judy Durham, both of Cincinnati, OH.; one brother Paul Durham, Hendersonville, NC.;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Visitation will be held on Monday September 2, 2013 from 6-10 P.M. at the Burdine Church of God of Prophecy.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday September 1, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the church with Arner Whitaker, Willard Estep and Glen Hayes officiating.  Internment will follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Norton, Virginia.

Mr. Russell Smith, age 85, of Payne Gap, Kentucky, passed away Friday September 13, 2013, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Kentucky.  He was born on January 18, 1928, at Seco, Kentucky, and lived most of his life in Letcher County, Kentucky.  He worked as a coal miner for Southeast Coal Company and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America.  He was a collector of coins, baseball cards, knives and hats from all over the world.  He also enjoyed gardening, attending church and was a member of the Haymond Freewill Baptist Church.

   He was a son of the late George R. and Eula Ashley Smith, and was also preceded in death by seven sisters, Lillian Collier, Ruby Phillips, Loraine Holbrook, Alice Nichols, Dixie Collier, Lola Pugh and Edna Strong; and a brother, Harold Douglas Smith.

   Survivors include his wife, Nancy Allen Smith, Payne Gap, Kentucky;  two sons, George Smith, Payne Gap, Kentucky and Eddie Smith (Ava), Aiken, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Carissa Hughes (Bob), Jeremy Smith, Kristen Roberts (Joe) and Whitney Smith; and a host of family and friends.

   Visitation will be  held on Monday September 16, 2013 at the Polly and Craft Funeral Home Chapel from 6-10 PM.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday September 17, 2013 at the funeral home at 11:00 AM with Kenneth Gooch officiating.  Internment will follow at the Haven of Rest Cemetery, Mayking, Kentucky.

  

  

   Yvonne Marie Miller, of Payne Gap, KY went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, September 9th, 2013 at Pikeville Medical Center.

   Yvonne was the Daughter of Darwin and Ota Mullins of Jackhorn, KY.  She was born June 27th, 1951 in Jenkins, KY being 62 years, 2 months and 13 days of age at the time of her passing.  She was a member of the Dunham Freewill Baptist Church for 17 years.

   She is survived by her loving husband, Jessie Miller of 46 years, 7 months and 14 days.  Her two sons, Jessie Lane Miller Jr and wife Katy.  Timothy Eric Miller and wife Susan and her daughter, Tammy Yvonne Miller.  Also surviving are her Grandchildren, James Michael Miller, Josie Ann Miller, Nicholas Kyle Mullins, Kiah Cheyenne Mullins, Dakota Shane Mullins, Abigail Loraine Miller, and Andrew Tate Miller.  Two Great Grandchildren, Willow Payne Miller and Trace King.  Her Step Grandchildren include, Snow Krystal White, Paige Marie White, Caleb James White and Allyson Marie Jean Meloy.

   Also surviving are her 7 brothers Royce Mullins of Jackhorn, KY, Lennis Mullins of Baltimore, MD, Ellis Mullins of Baltimore, MD, Ronald Mullins of Jackhorn, KY, Clifford Mullins of Neon, KY, J.C. Mullins of Baltimore, MD and Michael Mullins of Jackhorn, KY.  Also surviving are her three sisters, Joyce Paige of Baltimore, MD, Loretta Meade of Deane, KY, and Cathy Elkins of White Pines, TN.

   Other than her Parents, she was preceded in death by her Grand Daughter, Erica Nicole Miller, and Her sister, Madonna Sue Mullins.

   Yvonne leaves behind many extended family members and dear friends to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life. 

   Visitation will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, September 11 and September 12, 2013 at the Dunham Freewill Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be held on Friday September 13, 2013 at the church at 1:00 PM with Hollis Blevins, Charles Gallion and Calvin Bates officiating.  Internment will follow at the Payne Gap Cemetery.

 

 

   Harlen Eric Smith, age 21, of Jenkins, Kentucky, passed away Thursday September 19, 2013, at Jenkins, Kentucky.  He was born on June 20, 1992, at Whitesburg, Kentucky, and lived all of his life in Letcher County, Kentucky. 

   He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Herma Jacobs; two aunts, Corina Caudill and Linda Slone; and two cousins, Bryan Collins and Ann Gilley.

   Survivors include his mother, Goldie Smith, of Jenkins, Kentucky; two sisters, Hermianna Erica Smith and Kimberly Smith, both of Jenkins, Kentucky; two brothers, Jake Smith, of Jenkins, Kentucky and Billy Jacobs, of Neon, Kentucky; his maternal grandfather, Sherman Jacobs, of Neon, Kentucky; his paternal grandmother, Rebecca Smith, of Knott County, Kentucky; and a host of family and friends.

   Visitation will be held on Monday September 23, 2013 after 6:00 PM at the Seco Pentecostal Church.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday September 24, 2013 at the Seco Pentecostal Church at 1:00 PM with Ted Collins and Caleb Combs officiating.  Interment will follow at the Mullins Cemetery, Redfox, Kentucky.

  

Clifford Harold Mullins, of Neon, KY, who loved everyone and never met a stranger, left us Friday, October 4, 2013 at his home 350 S. Abdoo Neon, KY to be with our heavenly father and to join our loved ones that have already made the journey.

   Clifford was the son of Darwin and Ota Mullins of, Jackhorn, Kentucky.  He was born on October 11, 1943 in Boldcamp, Virginia.  He was 69 years of age at the time of his passing.  He was a member of the Dunham Freewill Baptist Church for 10 years.  He was a United States Army veteran and member of the Pound VFW Post 9600.

   He is survived by his loving wife, Virginia Mullins, of 22 years; two sons, Clifford Edwin Mullins and wife Michele, of Glasgow, KY, Timothy Thomas, of Neon, KY; his daughter, Donna Christine Miller, of Glasgow, KY; eight grandchildren, Bucky (Will) Kado, Dustin Kado, Britni Mullins, Roxanne Dillio, Tyler Mullins, Christopher Mullins, Kayla Slagal, Anthony Hackworth; two unborn great grandchildren; parents: Bucky and Amanda Kado (Boy-Kyran Christopher) and Britni and Tyler (name unknown); six brothers, Royce (Burr) and wife Violet Mullins, of Jackhorn, KY, Lennis (Den) Mullins, of Baltimore, MD, Ellis (Elkie) and Felice (Arta) Mullins, of Baltimore, MD, Ronald (Ronnie) and wife Glenda Mullins, of Jackhorn, KY, J.C. and wife Micky Mullins, of Blatimore, MD, Michael (Mike) and wife Pam Mullins, of Jackhorn, Ky; three sisters, Joyce Paige, of Baltimore, MD, Loretta Meade, of Deane, KY and Cathy Elkins, of White Pines, TN; his brother-in-law and lifelong best friend, Jessie Miller, of Payne Gap, KY.

   Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Madonna Sue Mullins and Yvonne Marie Miller.

   Clifford leaves behind many nieces and nephews, extended members and dear friends to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life.

   Visitation will be held on Monday and Tuesday, October 7 2013 and October 8 2013 at the Hemphill Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 9 2013 at the church at 2:00 PM with Danny Hurst officiating.  Internment will follow at the Payne Gap Cemetery.  

   Verlin Keith Carty, Sr., age 59, of Wise, Virginia, passed away Thursday October 17, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born on August 27, 1954 in Norton, Virginia.  As a boy, he moved to Vermilion, Ohio and returned to Southwest Virginia as a young man and has lived in the region since.  He completed the Mortuary Science Program at John Tyler Community College in 1976 and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Public Administration from Clinch Valley College in 1979.  He owned and operated several funeral homes in Southwest Virginia and Eastern Kentucky, with over fourty years of funeral service experience.  Mr. Carty was a member of Hoge Masonic Lodge #8 FA & AM, also two time past Worshipful Master, the Wise County Shrine Club, York Rite, Oddfellows, Jenkins Kiwanis, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #171 Wise and #134 Norton, Phi Sigma Kappa and a Kentucky Colonel.  He was interested in music, having been the head drummer in high school.  He greatly enjoyed spending his free time at the beach and on his land.  He was of the Christian faith.

   He was preceded in death by his father, Hubert Carty and his grandparents, Willard and Nannie Carty.

   Survivors include his wife of thirty four years, Dana Carty, of Wise Virginia; a daughter, Hannah Carty, of Wise, Virginia; two sons, Verlin Keith (Megan) Carty, Jr., of Jenkins, Kentucky and David Carty, of Wise, Virginia; his mother, Hilda Marie Carty, of Vermilion, Ohio; a sister, Denise (John) Zielske, of Vermilion, Ohio; his mother-in-law, Nancy Redman, of Norton, Virginia; four grandchildren, Trey, Trent, Ethan and Arabella Carty; six nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends.

   Visitation will be held Sunday October 20 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at Carty Funeral Home Polly & Craft Chapel, Jenkins, Kentucky and Monday October 21 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Lighthouse Church, Wise, Virginia.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday October 22 at 1:00 P.M. at Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Virginia, with pastors Van Webb, Jeff Slone and Mark Wagoner officiating.  Entombment will follow at the Temple Hill Mausoleum.  Family and friends will travel in procession from Mr. Carty’s residence at 12:00 P.M. to the cemetery. 

   The family would like to specifically thank Lynn Hill Redman and Debbie Jenkins for their kind assistance that they provided during this difficult time.  

 

 

William Patton Branham, age 94, of McRoberts, Kentucky, passed away Monday October 14, 2013 at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Kentucky.  He was born on December 8, 1918, in Pike County, Kentucky, and spent most of his life in Letcher County, Kentucky.  Mr. Branham was a retired coal miner.  He was a member of the McRoberts Old Regular Baptist Church for over 49 years.

   He was the son of the late Lorenzo and America Johnson Branham. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Flonnie Tackett Branham; three sisters, Hattie Hughes, Odell White and Ester Potter; and two brothers, Jonas Branham and Jack Branham.

  Mr. Branham is survived by two daughters, Patty (Sid) Baker, of McRoberts, Kentucky, Mary Adams, of McRoberts, Kentucky; one son, Jonah (Gloria) Branham, of McRoberts, Kentucky; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; three sisters, Pina Gibson, of McRoberts, Kentucky, Johannah DeBruell and Lucy Anderson, both of Michigan; two brothers, John Branham, of McRoberts, Kentucky, Willie Branham, of Michigan; and a host of other family and friends.

   Visitation will be held on Thursday October 17, 2013 at the McRoberts Old Regular Baptist Church after 6:00 PM.  Funeral services will be held on Friday October 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM at the McRoberts Old Regular Baptist Church.  Internment will follow at the Branham Family Cemetery

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   Stanley Gibson, age 73, of McRoberts, Kentucky, passed away Thursday October 31, 2013 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center, Hazard, Kentucky.  He was born on August 14, 1940 at Neon, Kentucky and was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, Kentucky.  He was a member of the Church of Jesus of McRoberts and the United Mine Workers of America.

   He was a U.S. Army Veteran and worked for Beth-Elkhorn Coal Company for many years and retired from there.

   Stanley always loved the community of McRoberts and its people. 

   He was one of the founding members of the Committee for a Better McRoberts which he helped organize along with some of his fellow members of the community to make McRoberts a better place to live and raise their children.  Stanley was instrumental in bringing about many positive changes in the community. 

   Always ready to help with whatever needed done, Stanley has spent many long days working at the recreation center assisting in remodeling it to make it serviceable for his neighbors and still keeps up with the activities there.

   He retired as Vice-President of the Committee for a Better McRoberts in 2011 due to health problems and has been sorely missed.

   He was a son of the late Monroe Gibson and Ora Collins Gibson.  He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Kermit McIntosh, Arnold Gibson, McKinley Gibson, Lowell Gibson, Edgar Gibson and a sister, Dianne Hall. 

   Stanley is survived by his wife, Wilma Gibson, of McRoberts, Kentucky, and together they have two lovely daughters, Tina Holland (Brett), of Neon, Kentucky and Angie Collins (J.R.), of Premium, Kentucky; two grandsons, Nick and Cody Holland; one granddaughter, Kimber Collins; a sister, Geraldine Mosgrove, of Detroit, Michigan; several nieces and nephews; along with his dear friends of the McRoberts Community Center and his special buddy, Jim Scott.

   Visitation will be held on Wednesday November 6, 2013 at the McRoberts Community Center from 12-5 PM.  A memorial service will follow at 5:00 PM with Freddy Johnson, Steve Peake and Willie Lamb officiating.  

Wilma Jean Campbell, age 62, of Jenkins, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday November 6, 2013 at her home.  She was born on July 30, 1951 in Knott County, Kentucky. She was raised in Letcher County, Kentucky and had made Jenkins, Kentucky her home for the last year.  She attended the St. George Catholic Church.

   She was a daughter of the late Denver Sexton and Wonder Sexton and was also preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Faye Sexton.

   Survivors include her son, Robert Craft, of Covington, Georgia; three grandchildren, Devon Robert Lee Craft II, Kelsey Victoria Craft and Noah Riley Craft; two sisters, Patricia (David) Sanders, of Conyers, Georgia; Phyllis Sexton, of Lexington, Kentucky; three brothers, Marlin (Pam) Sexton, of Parsons, West Virginia, Gary (Edwena) Sexton, of Whitesburg, Kentucky and Anthony Paul (Patty) Sexton, of Wolcottville, Indiana; and a host of family and friends. 

   Visitation will be held on November 9, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Carty Funeral Home Polly & Craft Chapel, Jenkins, Kentucky.  Funeral mass will be held afterwards at 7:00 PM with Father Michael officiating.  A private interment will be held at a later date.  

   Mrs. Rosa Meade Tackett, age 87, of Deane, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday November 6, 2013, at her residence.  She was born on May 14, 1926, at Jackhorn, Kentucky and live most of her life in Letcher County, Kentucky.  She married Burnette Hurston Tackett on September 6, 1947.  She was a member of the Church of Christ for over 65 years.  She enjoyed cooking for and spending time with her family.

   She was the daughter of the late Marion and Ellen Meade.  She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Glenda Jeanette Johnson and Linda Gail Fields; two sisters, Hazel Quillen and Myrtle Bentley.

   She is survived by her husband, Burnette Tackett; one son, Gary (Della) Tackett; one daughter, Sandra Little; one son-in-law, Alfred Fields; Thirteen grandchildren, Sletta Cerva, Wayne (Cathy) Tackett, Michelle Fields, Angela (Scotty) Church, Garry Neal (Debbie) Tackett, Alfred (Jammie) Fields, Amanda (Brian) Johnson, James (Elizabeth) Johnson, Kevin (Missy) Little, Rebecca Kouns, Matthew (Randi) Fields, Jon-Michael (Taylor) Fields and Joseph Ingram; twenty-three great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; three brothers, Paul Meade, Silas Meade, Winston (Kathy) Meade and a number of nieces, nephews, friends and family. 

   Visitation will be held on Friday November 8, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Carty Funeral Home, Neon, Kentucky.  Funeral services will be held afterwards at 7:30 PM with Willis Tolliver and Joe Hill officiating.  Graveside services will be on Saturday November 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Tackett Family Cemetery, Deane, Kentucky. 

 

 

 

 

Billie Loraine McKinney, age 85, of Fleming, Kentucky, passed away Sunday November 10, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky.  She was born on July 26, 1928 in Goose Creek, Kentucky. She was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, Kentucky.  She was a member of the Fleming Baptist Church and Daughters of the American Revolution. 

   She was a daughter of the late Wesley Holcomb and Nettie Bentley Holcomb and was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel McKinney, a daughter, Nettie Lou Hogg and a sister, Virginia Vanover.

   Survivors include a son, Sam McKinney, of Elliotville, Kentucky; three sisters, Laura Jane Fannon, of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, Georgia Hufford, of Hillsboro, Ohio, Sadie Jones, of West Union, Ohio; Bessie Lou Hewitt, of Wilmington, Ohio; three brothers, Otho Holcomb, of Cleveland, Ohio, Prince Holcomb, of Roanoke, Virginia and Hiram Holcomb, of Detroit, Michigan; three grandchildren, Shane McKinney, Ashley Belcher, Jasarae McKinney and her mother, Ingrid; and a host of family and friends. 

   Visitation will be held on Wednesday November 13, 2013 from 6:00-9:00 PM at Carty Funeral Home, Neon, Kentucky.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday November 14, 2013 at 12:00 PM at the Fleming Baptist Church, Fleming, Kentucky with Edmond Bolen officiating.  Interment will follow at Powell Valley Cemetery, Big Stone, Virginia.

Janice Marie Johnson, age 69, of Haymond, Kentucky, passed away Sunday November 10, 2013 at the Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.  She was born on June 2, 1944 in Norton, Virginia. She lived most of her life in Letcher County, Kentucky.  She had worked for H&R Block for many years as a tax preparer and  attended  the Burdine Church of God of Prophecy. 

   She was a daughter of the late Everett Hunsaker and Juanita Kilgore Hunsaker and was also preceded in death by a son, Charles Mullins.

   Survivors include her husband of forty six years, Samuel “James” Johnson, of Haymond, Kentucky; a daughter, Juanita Denise King, of Pikeville, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Rachel King (Devon) Caudill, of Burdine, Kentucky, Charlie Mullins, Cody Mullins and Cayman Mullins, all of Haymond, Kentucky; one great-grandson, Riley Jett Caudill, Burdine, Kentucky; three sisters, Helen (Lonnie) Mullins, of Wakeman, Ohio, Shirley Hunsaker, of Pikeville, Kentucky and Karen Hunsaker, of Lorain, Ohio; one brother, Everett (Rachel) Hunsaker, Jr., of Jenkins, Kentucky; she is also survived by two special nieces, host of other nieces and nephews and relatives and friends. 

   Visitation will be held on Tuesday November 12, 2013 from 6:00-9:00 PM at the Burdine Church of Prophecy, Burdine, Kentucky.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday November 13, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Burdine Church of Prophecy, with Pastor Jeff Slone officiating.  Interment will follow at the Johnson Family Cemetery.

 

Harold  Don  Brown, age79 , of Seco, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday November 19, 2013 at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hazard, Kentucky.  He was born on October 23, 1934 in Hemphill, Kentucky and was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, Kentucky. Mr. Brown was a truck driver for Adams Stone for over 30 years.  He  was of the Christian Faith.

 

   Mr. Brown was the son of the late Tom Brown and Lula Hughes Brown and was also preceded in death by, a daughter, Joyce Ann Brown; several brothers and several sisters.

 

   Survivors include a daughter, Keisha Newsome, Pikeville, Kentucky; two sons, Tommy Ray Brown, of Haymond, Kentucky & Donnie Andrew Brown, Letcher County, Kentucky; one grandchild, Daniel Keith Tommy Ray Brown; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. 

   Visitation will be held on Friday November 22, 2013 at Carty Funeral Home, Neon, Kentucky, from 11 AM-2 PM.  Funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM with Danny Mullins officiating.  Interment will follow at McRoberts Cemetery, McRoberts, Kentucky.

William Thomas Bentley, 87, of Eubank, Kentucky, passed away Friday, November 29, 2013 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.  He was born in Etty, Kentucky on June 20, 1926, son of the late Andrew Jackson and Marilyn Burkes Bentley.  He was a retired miner from Beth Energy and a member of Eubank Church of Christ.  He was a U.S. Army veteran.

 

 

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie Joyce Mullins Bentley, his parents, step son, Tim Todd, one brother, Douglas Fairbanks Bentley and four sisters, Hazel Johnson, Barbara Strange, Annie Elkins and Janie Yarber.

 

He is survived by his wife, Leona Todd Bentley of Eubank, one daughter, Shirley Bentley Ingram & (Russell) of Nancy, step son, Herbert K. Todd of Kings Mt., Kentucky, two grandchildren, Marcus & (Lori) Ingram and Jennifer & (Chris) Wilson, two step grandchildren, Kaitlyn Leanne Todd and Logan Andrew Todd and two great-grandchildren, Jacob Hampton and Madeline Wilson.

 

 

A visitation will be held after 6 PM Sunday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.  A funeral service will be held at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home, Science Hill, Kentucky at 11 AM Monday, December 2, 2013 with Bro. Dale Robins officiating. A visitation will also be held on Monday December 2, 2013 after 7 PM Monday at Carty Funeral Home, Neon, Kentucky.  A funeral service will also be held at Carty Funeral Home, Neon, Kentucky at 11 AM Tuesday, December 3, 2013, with Hargus Hall officiating.  Interment will follow at Green Acres Cemetery in Whitesburg, Kentucky.

 

 

 

 

      Juanita Grace Bevins, age 66, of Neon, Kentucky, passed away Friday November 29, 2013, at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center, Hazard, Kentucky.  She was born on March 8, 1947 at Hogg Hollow, Neon, Kentucky. She had lived in Osteen, Florida and had made Letcher County, Kentucky her home for the last six years.  In her younger years, she was passionate about writing poetry and enjoyed art and being an artist.  Juanita was an avid antique collector.  She was a homemaker and member of the McRoberts Church of Christ. 

   Ms. Bevins was a daughter of the late George and Gladys Juanita Baker Hall.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Allen D. Bevins and an infant brother.

   Survivors include her two daughters, Sheryl Yvonne (Paul) McVay, of Deltona Florida and Deborah Lynn (Shawn) Bowman, of New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

   Visitation will be held on Saturday December 7, 2013 at Carty Funeral Home, Neon, Kentucky from 12-1 PM.  A memorial service will follow at 1:00 PM with Johnny Johnson officiating.  A burial service will follow at the Yonts Cemetery, Neon, Kentucky.

   Elaine Hall, age 87, of Haymond, Kentucky passed away Monday December 9, 2013, at the Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Shelby Valley, Kentucky.  She was born on February 7, 1926 at Jenkins, Kentucky and was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, Kentucky.  She was a homemaker and was a member of the Haymond Freewill Baptist Church. 

   She was a daughter of the late Eva and Georgia Whitaker Roberts.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Hall; her brother, James Roberts; and a grandson, Bobby Fleming.

   Survivors include two daughters, Madonna (Bobby) Pass, of New Philadelphia, Indiania and Dorthy Fleming, of B&O Hill, Jenkins, Kentucky; a sister, Dorothy Sowards, of Belleview, Florida; two brothers, Jack Roberts, of Belleview, Florida and Larry Roberts, of Las Vegas, Nevada; three grandchildren, Rhonda Fleming, of Jenkins, Kentucky, Michael Quillen, of Versailles, Kentucky and Steven Quillen, of Fairfax, Virginia; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

   Visitation will be held on Tuesday December 10, 2013 after 6:00 PM at Carty Funeral Home Polly & Craft Chapel, Jenkins, Kentucky.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday December 11, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Carty Funeral Home Polly & Craft Chapel, with Danny Mullins officiating.  Interment will follow at the Hall Family Cemetery, Whitaker, Kentucky.  

 

   Darrell “Porky” Leonard Hall, age 67, of New Market, Tennessee, passed away Sunday December 8, 2013, at the Jefferson Memorial Hospital, New Market, Tennessee.  He was born on March 2, 1946, at Neon, Kentucky and was raised in Letcher County, Kentucky.  He owned a boat dock in and lived in Glasglow, Kentucky, he later lived in Fort Myers, Florida and had made New Market, Tennessee his home for the last fifteen years.  He worked in the timeshares industry for Diamond Resorts, served as a District Deputy Grand Master for the Grand Lodge of Kentucky, was a member of the Lonesome Pine Lodge #884 of Neon, Kentucky and was a member of the York Rite 

   He was a son of the late Leonard “Hooker” and Grace Hall.

   Survivors include his wife, Karen Hall, of New Market, Tennessee; a son, Erik Hall, of Fort Myers, Florida; a daughter, Kim Jones, of Fort Myers, Florida; two step-daughters, Shawna Wyatt and Megan Deweese, both of London, Kentucky; two grandsons; a step-granddaughter; and a host of other family and friends.

   Visitation will be held on Wednesday December 11, 2013 from 10-12PM at Carty Funeral Home, Neon, Kentucky.  Funeral services will follow at 12:00 PM with Harold Dean Kincer officiating.  Interment will follow at the McQueen Cemetery, Annville, Kentucky.

   Nannie Cook, age 93, of Kona, Kentucky passed away Monday December 9, 2013, at the Genesis Homestead, Lancaster, Ohio.  She was born on December 28, 1919 at Sandlick, Kentucky and was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, Kentucky.  She was a homemaker and attended the Hemphill Baptist Church. 

   She was a daughter of the late Shade and Elsie Combs Adams.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marion Cook; three children, Billie Cook, Charlotte Cook and Eddie Cook; three sisters, Isabella, Eliza and Georgie; two brothers, Tanny Adams and Hillard Adams; and a grandson, Richard Hall.

   Survivors include two daughters, Emma Jean (Jimmy) Reed, of Elkhart, Indiana and Linda (William) Climer, of Lancaster, Ohio; two sons, Roy (Linda) Cook, of Louisville, Kentucky and Johnny (Denica) Cook, of Wellston, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Doug, Tammy, Melvin, Lisa, Brian, Jason and Jonathan; fourteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a nephew, Fred (Caldonia) Adams; special friends, Francine (Gary) Potter, of Kona, Kentucky; her loving animal companion, Jake; and a host of other family and friends.  

   Visitation will be held on Wednesday December 11, 2013 after 6 PM at Carty Funeral Home, Neon, Kentucky.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday December 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Carty Funeral Home, Neon, Kentucky, with Danny Hurst officiating.  Interment will follow at Haven of Rest Cemetery, Mayking, Kentucky.  

 

   Billy Edward Wright, age 79, of Neon, Kentucky passed away Tuesday December 10, 2013, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Kentucky.  He was born on November 19, 1934 at Fleming, Kentucky and was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, Kentucky.  He had worked as a coal miner for Bethlehem Steel.  Mr. Wright was a veteran of the United States Air Force.  He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and the Mayking Church of Christ.

   He was a son of the late Robert and Lola Lewis Wright.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Wright; a sister, Bobbie Cornett; and a niece, Carol Cornett.

   Survivors include his daughter, Vickie (Bobby) Webb, of Neon, Kentucky; his grandson, Michael Webb, of Neon, Kentucky; and a host of other family and friends.  

   Visitation will be held on Thursday December 12, 2013 after 6 PM at Carty Funeral Home Neon Chapel and on Friday December 13, 2013 anytime at Carty Funeral Neon Chapel.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday December 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Carty Funeral Home Neon Chapel with Robert Adams, Mark Wright and Mike Johnson officiating.  Interment will follow at Green Acres Cemetery, Ermine, Kentucky.

     Jenny Christine Watts, age 18, of Thornton, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday December 11, 2013.  She was born on February 14, 1995, at Whitesburg, Kentucky and was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, Kentucky.  She was a very warm hearted person, who enjoyed hunting and fishing.  She loved spending time with her friends and family and was very close to her sister, Lindsey.  She was a graduate of Letcher County Central Class of 2013, where she had the distinction of maintaining a 4.0 GPA.  Jenny was looking forward to studying nursing at Alice Lloyd College in January.

   She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Ray Adams, Jr. and Linda Hatton, and her paternal grandparents, Harold Vanover and Helen Vanover Hall.

   Survivors include her mother, Melissa Watts, of London, Kentucky; her father, Danny Vanover, of Sergent, Kentucky and his partner, Lyndsey Whitt, of Millstone, Kentucky; her sister, Lindsey Danielle Watts, of London, Kentucky; her fiancé, Dustin Bradshaw, of Isom, Kentucky; and a host of other friends and family. 

   Visitation will be held on Friday and Saturday December 13 and December 14, 2013 after 6 PM at the Neon United Methodist Church.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Neon United Methodist Church, with Frank Holbrook and others officiating.  Interment will follow at the Dixon Cemetery, Red Star, Kentucky.

 

   Willard Marion Hall, age 67, of Cromona, Kentucky, passed away Sunday December 22, 2013 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tennessee.  He was born on July 13, 1946 at McRoberts, Kentucky and was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, Kentucky.  He worked for over thirty years as a diesel mechanic for Adams Stone.  Mr. Hall was a veteran of the United States Army, member of the American Legion Post 104, Neon, Kentucky, and was of the Christian faith.

   He was a son of the late Curt and Bessie Johnson Hall.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Curt Hall, Jr. and a sister, Susan Arnette.

   Survivors include his wife, Donna Hall, of Cromona Kentucky; two daughters, Rebecca Hunter and Jennifer Conley, both of Dalton, Georgia; three sons, James Hall, of Neon, Kentucky, John Hall, of Crandle, Georgia and Willard Hall, Jr., of Cromona, Kentucky; two sisters, Brenda Yeakel, of Nazareth, Pennsylvania and Bonnie Marich, of Cromona, Kentucky; a brother, Charles Hall, of London, Kentucky; thirteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of other family and friends. 

   Visitation services will be held on Thursday December 26, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Carty Funeral Home Neon Chapel.  Funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM with Terry Isaac officiating.  Interment will follow at the Hall Family Cemetery, McRoberts, Kentucky.  

   Cora Arvenia Minor, age 82, of Burdine, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday December 25, 2013 in Ringgold, Georgia.  She was born on November 30, 1931 at Norton, Virginia, and lived most of her life in Letcher County, Kentucky.  Ms Minor was a homemaker, who attended the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church, enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and had a passion for reading.  She was a devoted mother to her six children and a loving grandmother.

   She was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Goldie Blane Freeman.  She was also preceded in death by husband, Earl Minor; a son, Larry Maggard; a grandson, Chad Fleming; a son-in-law, Billy Lawson; a sister, Florence Gibson; and an infant brother.

   Survivors include four daughters, Brenda Fleming, of Burdine, Kentucky, Sandra Maggard, of Cleveland, Tennessee, Lana Lucas and Deborah Lawson, both of Orlando, Florida; a son, Chester Maggard, of Ringgold, Georgia; two sisters, Charlotte Adams, of Wise, Virginia, and Bessie Thompson, of Norton, Virginia; a brother, Emory Bolling, of Canton, Ohio; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

   Visitation will be held on Saturday December 28, 2013 after 6:00 PM at Carty Funeral Home, Neon, Kentucky.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday December 29, 2013 at 12:00 PM at Carty Funeral Home with Jeff Slone and Willie Lamb officiating.  Interment will follow at the United Methodist Church Cemetery, Surgoinsville, Tennessee.