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Pallas Patty Fleming
and Opal Potter

Pallas Patty Fleming
Opal Potter Fleming
Pallas "Patty" Fleming b 4 Nov 1934 Letcher Co KY d 29 Jun 1962; coal mining accident; buried Hemphill Cem, Letcher Co KY; s/o Bloomer John Fleming and Bessie Stewart. Pallas Patty Fleming m. 30 Mar 1946 Jackhorn KY to Opal Potter b 16 Mar 1927; d/o Clabe Potter and Braskie Hall. Opal Potter m. (2) to Mont Burke d 26 Jan 1989; no children. Children of Pallas "Patty" Fleming and Opal Potter;

1. Gloria Fay Fleming b 27 Feb 1947

2. Pamela Sue Fleming b 8 Feb 1948

3. William "Dennis" Fleming b 22 Sept 1949

4. Ann Lee Fleming b 2 Feb 1951


Pallas Fleming, born Nov. 4, 1924, deceased this life, Friday morning June 28, 1962, being 37 years, 3 months and 13 days of age. Pallas was the son of John and Bessie Fleming. To mourn his loss are the following relatives: Father and Mother, John and Bessie Fleming; nine brothers and three sisters. He was united in holy matrimony to Opal Potter, March 30, 1946 and to this union was born four children, three girls and one boy. Gloria Faye (15), Pamela (14), Dennis (12), and Anna Lee (11). Above were all residents of Jackhorn. He also leaves a son by a former marriage, Paul, stationed in Germany. Pallas was a friendly, loving person. He excepted Christ October 13, 1947 and then rededicated his life to Christ about 2 months ago and lived a faithful Christian life until his death. We know that his request would be that all of his friends and relatives would meet him. Thanks to Hazel Potter Thompson for additions and corrections to this family.

Obituary of Opal Potter Fleming Burke:

Services are held for Opal Burke. Opal Mae Burke, 82, died March 6, 2010 at her home in Charlestown, Ind. Formerly of Hemphill, she was the daughter of the late Clabe and Braska Hall Potter, the widow of Pallas H. Fleming, and was later married to M.V. Burke, who also preceded her in death. She was the mother of the late Ernest Fleming, and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are a son, Dennis Fleming and wife Donna of Amherst, Oh.; three daughters, Gloria Kaelin and husband Randy of Charlestown, Ind., Pamela Ashley and husband David of Pendleton, Ind., and Anna Lee Hoskins and husband Bobby of Laurel, Ind.; five sisters, Zella Barnes of Florida, Reba Hines, Betty Dunford and Hazel Thompson, all of Michigan, and Georgia Fleming of Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 32 greatgrandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 9, 2010 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky. Burial was in Hemphill Cemetery, Hemphill, Letcher County, Kentucky.

Obituary of Mont V Burke:

Mont V Burke son of the late George Washington Burke and Rebecca Ann Johnson Burke. He was born at Speight, Kentucky on 12 June 1912 passed from this life after a short illness at the Jenkins Community Hospital, Jenkins, Letcher County, Kentucky on 26 January 1989 making his stay here on earth 76 years, 7 months 14 days. Mont was a retired coal miner having worked in and around the coal mines for 38 years. He has been a member of the UMWA since 1937. He married Icey Johnson on 3 April 1937. She preceded him in death on 17 June 1960. He then married Opal Potter at Clintwood Virginia on 16 March 1968. Mont is survived by his present wife, Opal Potter of McRoberts, Kentucky; daughters, Betty Branham of McRoberts, Kentucky, Olline Stewart of Clifton, Virginia; stepdaughters, Gloria Adams of Haymond, Kentucky, Pamela and Ann Hoskins both of Fortville, Indiana; sons, Ray Burke of Clifton, Virginia, Fletcher Burke of Manassas, Virginia; stepson, William Dennis Fleming of Cheffield Lake Ohio; brothers, George and Harve Burke of Speight Kentucky; grandchildren, Michel Stewart, Bucky Burke and Doug Burke. Also surviving are 13 step grandchildren, 8 step great grandchildren. Banks Funeral Home of Fleming - Neon, Kentucky in charge of funeral arrangements. Preachers; Frank Fleming and Delmar

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