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Many of These Obituaries Were Posted in the Hazard-Herald, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky

 Adams, Carrie McBee:

Carrie (McBee) Adams, age 88, of Hazard, KY, died Thursday, February 3, 2005 at Hazard ARH Medical Center in Hazard, KY. She was the daughter of the late Robert McBee and Rosalee Harris. She is preceded in death by her husband, Abel Adams. She is survived by one daughter, Ludie Beatrice Luddington; four grandchildren Paul Michael Cornett, Pamela Kaye Combs, Angela Scarborough, and Bevery Okumu; ten great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home, Hazard, KY, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, February 7. Funeral service will be at Maggard Brothers Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, Reverend Emily Hudson officiating. Interment will be at Combs Cornett Cemetery in Town Mt, KY.

Amis, Dora:

Dora Amis, age 88, of Buckhorn, KY, died Monday, June 20, 2005, at home. She is preceded in death by her husband, Earl Amis; and two sons Willie Amis and Earl Amis Jr. She is survived by two daughters Elsie Amis and Julie Gay; six sons Curtis Amis, Dale Amis, John Amis, Robert Amis, Vernon, Amis and Billy Roy Amis; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment will be at Johnson Cemetery in Buckhorn, KY

Asher, Ellen Faye:

Ellen Faye Asher, age 64, of Florence, KY died Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at Pattie Clay Hospital in Richmond, KY. She was the daughter of the late Estill Jent and Susan Lewis Jent. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Asher. She is survived by her two sons Robert Begley of Round Lake, IL and Ronnie Lahr of Slaughters, KY; six sisters  Corina Baits (Bates?), Evlee Hollins, Gevnea Pearl, Lena Faye Beckley, Carolyn Miller, and Phyllis Owens; five brothers Hurbert Jent, Thomas Jent; John Jent; Elmer Jent; and Leroy Jent; and 4 grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in Hazard, KY, where family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday, February 13. Funeral service will be at graveside services at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, February 13. Interment will be at Jent Cemetery in Letcher County, KY.

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Asher, Polly:

Polly Asher, age 75, of Hazard KY, died Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at Hazard ARH Medical Center in Hazard, KY. She is survived by her husband, Lester Asher of Hazard, KY; four daughters Brenda Ross of Grapevine, KY, Phyllis Combs of Big Creek, KY, Mary Lou Turner of Hazard, KY, and Gale Bowling of Somerset, KY; four sisters Joyce Whitaker of Hazard, KY, Emma Robinson, Ada Vancleve and Sally Morris all of IN; two brothers Bernard Spencer of Louisville, KY, and Henry Spencer of Hazard, KY; 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Engle-Walker Funeral Home of Hazard, KY, in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 16 from 6 to 9:00 p.m. at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home. Funeral service is Thursday, February 17, at 11:00 a.m. at Engle-Walker Funeral Home. Place of burial is Riverside Cemetery in Hazard, KY.

Baker, Billy Ray:

Billy Ray Baker (June 19, 1956 - July 1, 2008) The obituary of Mr. Billy Ray Baker. Officiating minister: Chris Turner. Mr. Billy Baker was born on June 19, 1956 and departed this life on July 01, 2008 at the age of 52 years, 0 months, and 12 days. He was the son of the late Jack Baker and the late Polly Estep, and had been a lifelong resident of Perry County. He attended the Altro Church of God. He was preceded in death by: parents: Jack and Polly Baker. He leaves surviving the following relatives: wife: Shirley Smith Baker of Barwick, KY, two sons: Billy Jack Baker of Barwick, KY, and Jordon Dewayne Deaton of Gays Creek, KY, two daughters: Ethel Jean Baker of Barwick, KY, and Mindy Lynn Baker of Barwick, KY, one brother: James Baker & Mimie of Barwick, KY, four sisters: Lois Jean Sizemore of Barwick, KY, Diana Riley of Hazard, KY, Francis Gilbert of Bowlings Creek, KY, and Linda Sandlin of Barwick, KY, one grandchild: Harley Renee Baker. Also survived by host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Mr. Billy Ray Baker will be held at 12:00 noon Thursday, July 3, 2008 at the Engle Walker Perry Chapel with Chris Tuner officiating. Visitation will begin at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at the Perry Chapel. Burial will take place at the MiddleFork Cemetery at Buckhorn, Kentucky. You may sign the guest book at www.englewalkerfuneralhome.com.

Baker, Charles Ted

Charles Ted Baker died May 31 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY. He was 67 years old.  Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Charlie and Gracie Short Baker. He was the father of the late Jeffrey Lynn Baker, and the great-grandfather of the late Eric Hammonds. He was married to the late Mary Katherine Baker and later married the late Meldia Slone Baker. he was a member of the Neon Pentecostal Church, Neon, Letcher Co KY and had worked for the Kentucky Division of Forestry for 19 years and as a school bus driver for the Jenkins Head Start.  Surviving are two sons, Charles Michael Baker and wife Kimberly, Whitesburg, KY, and John Dewayne Baker, Neon, KY; a daughter, Geneva Ann Sandlin and husband Charlie, Mallie; a brother, Douglas Baker, Whitesburg, KY; two sisters, Bonnie Thomas, Pippa Passes, KY, and Anna Johnson, Neon; 11 grandchildren, April Hammonds, Crissy Slone, Kimberly Hogg, Jeremy Wright, Cory Baker, Bobbie Baker, Jonnie Baker, Adriene Baker, John Dewayne Baker II, Megan Baker, and Dalton Bailey; and a great-granddaughter, Alissa Brianne Hogg.  Funeral services were held June 2 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Neon Community Cemetery, Neon, KY.

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Baker, Cynthia Church

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

Baker, Roberta:

Roberta Baker, age 93, of Viper, KY, died Saturday, February 26, 2005 at her residence. She is survived by two sons Kenneth Baker of Viper, KY and Nick Baker of Louisville, KY; 6 grandchildren Sherri Long, Kenneth Baker Jr., Mace Baker, Hank Baker, Sarah Baker and Matt Baker; 3 great-grandchildren Kenneth Baker III, Ross Baker and Mace Baker Jr. Engle Walker Funeral Home of Hazard, KY, in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be March 1 from 6 to 9:00 p.m. at the Engle Walker Funeral Home. Funeral will be Wednesday, March 2 at 1:00 p.m. at the Engle Walker Funeral Home, Rev. Dr. Ricky Ray and Arnold Branson Jr. officiating. Place of burial will be Englewood Cemetery in Christopher, KY.

Basso, Virginia Forrest:

Virginia Forrest Basso, age 78, of Hazard, KY, died Friday, March 4, 2005, at home. She is preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Basso, II; son Robert Emil Rasso; two sisters and three brothers. She is survived by two daughters Susan Grace Holbrook of Richmond, KY, and Maria Jonell Basso of Hazard, KY; one son Johnny James Basso of Hazard, KY; one sister Maurine Castegnaro of Hardburley, KY; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Engle Walker Funeral Home of Hazard, KY, in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be Sunday, March 6, from 6 to 9:00 pm. at the Engle Walker Funeral Home. Funeral service is Monday, March 7, at 11:00 a.m. at the Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Community Church in Hazard, KY, Father Mike Chowning officiating. Place of burial is Riverside Cemetery in Hazard, KY. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mother of Good Counsel Community Church in memory of Virginia Bossa.

Begley, Iona Abner:

Iona Abner Begley, age 84, of London, KY (formerly of Buckhorn, KY), died Sunday, April 24, 2005 at Hazard ARMC. She is survived by one daughter, Janice Baker; one son, Donnie Jack Begley; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Engle Walker Funeral Home of Hazard, KY, in charge of arrangements. Place of burial June H. Jett Cemetery in Gays Creek, KY.

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Blair, William H. "Bill":

William H. "Bill" Blair, 93, of Wilmore, Kentucky, died June 1 at Thomson Hood Veterans Center. Born at Colson, Kentucky, he was graduated from Whitesburg High School, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY in 1934. He was married to the late Doll Craft Blair and after her death married Hazel Quillen Blair, who survives him. Bill and Doll Craft owned and operated a restaurant in Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY until he entered the U.S. Army. He returned home to Letcher County and was in coal mining, preparation and sales for 30 years. The couple moved to Lexington, Fayette Co KY, in 1973. Craft was a World War II veteran, a member of Whitesburg United Methodist Church, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY, a lifelong member of Whitesburg Lions Club, and a member of the Lexington Country Club, Lexington, Fayette Co KY, for more than 30 years.  Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, William H. Blair Jr. and wife Kathleen, Robert Blair and wife Karen, and Paul Blair and wife Mary; a daughter, Deborah Blair Whorley and husband Robert; 10 grandchildren, Kristy Galic and husband Ivan, Candace Blair, Bobby Blair, Tracy Haus and husband Greg, Laura Blair and husband Jason Thompson, Bill Blair and wife Amanda, Katie Blair, Jenny Blair, Drew Whorley, and Peyton Whorley; four great grandchildren, Cameron and Malaina Galic, Carter Haus, and Angus Blair; a sister, Gertrude Pasley; and a brother, Hager Blair. Funeral services will be held June 5, 2008 in Lexington, Fayette Co KY. Burial will be in the Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette Co KY.

Bowling, Hubert:

Hubert Bowling, age 71, of Whitesburg, KY, died Monday, August 1, 2005 at Whitesburg ARH. He was the son of the late Merida and Susie Williams bowling. He is preceded in death by three brothers Jesse, James and Johnny Bowling. He is survived by his two daughters Pamela Hatton and Heather Haley; special family, Jessie Faye; two grandchildren Hannah Haley and Haden Haley. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, August 3, 2005. Interment at Spencer Cemetery in Cornettsville, KY.

Brashear, Jason:

Jason Brashear, age 24, of Viper, KY, died Monday, June 13, 2005 at UK Medical Center in Lexington, KY. He is survived by her father, Richard Brashear; step-mother, Sherrie Brashear; grandparents, Perry and Corrine Combs; one sister, Sister Waukesha Brashear. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard and Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment at Perry Combs Cemetery in Acup, KY.

Brashear, Lorraine:

Lorraine Brashear: Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 8:26 AM CDT: Lorraine Brashear, 85, of Hazard, KY, died Tuesday, August 19, 2008, at the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center, Hazard, KY. She was the daughter of the late Dave Speaks and the late Ann Stidham. She is preceded in death by her sisters, Louise Pennington and Gay Fugate; brother Don Speaks and granddaughter Alicia Ann Craft Farler. She is survived by her husband, Kenny Brashear; daughters Deborah Louise Craft, Jill Darko and Janet Leigh Sandlin; son David Kendrick Brashear; grandchildren Bobby John Combs, Rebecca Ann Feltner, Jennifer Michelle Brashear, Makenzie Brooke Brashear, Jacob Kendrick Brashear and Kayla Elizabeth Sandlin. She is also survived by one great grandchild, Harli McKenna Feltner. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Mountain View Chapel in Hazard, KY where the family received friends on Wednesday, August 20, 2008. The funeral service was at the chapel on Thursday, August 21, 2008, with Mark Tabata and Haliburton Greer officiating. Burial was at Felix Brahsear Cemetery in Viper, KY. Pallbearers were Les Burgett, Bobby John Combs, Larry Craft, Dave Darko, Jay Farler and Jefferson Sandlin.

Buckner, Dustin Ryan:

Dustin Ryan Buckner, age 14, of Hazard, KY, died Monday, May 23, 2005 at Holson Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN after a motorcycle accident. He is survived by his parents, John Mark and Melissa Darlene Buckner; one brother, Brandon David Buckner; grandparents, Jim and Peggy Buckner and grandmother, Janice Sue Banks. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Hazard, KY.

Campbell, Mary Edna Fugate

Mary Edna Fugate Campbell, age 68 of Hardshell, Ky passed away June 20, 2008 of a long illness. Mrs. Campbell was the d/o the late Alexander and Sarah Combs Fugate. She was the widowed wife of Jerry Campbell. Survivors include three daughters Teresa Noble and husband, Charlie, Hardshell, KY; Carrie Noble and husband Jesse, Hardshell, KY, Wanda Noble and husband, Virgil, Hardshell, KY; four sons Charles Campbell and wife Rena, Lost Creek, KY; Joe Logan Campbell, Hardshell, KY; John Campbell and wife Gloria, Harshell, KY; Wm. Campbell and wife Lulla, Jackson, KY, two brohthers, John Paul Fugate, Clayhole, KY; Henry Logan Fugate, Indiana; 19 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Burial in the Flint Ridge Cemetery, Russell Branch. Deaton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Campbell, Mary Jane:

Mary Jane Campbell, age 80, formerly of Yerkes, KY, died April 26, 2005 in Prestonsburg, KY. She is survived by two sons Donald Campbell and Tommy Campbell; three daughters Betty Ellis, Una Mae Gayheart and Patty Hurt; two sisters in law; 9 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and 1 step grandchild and 3 step great grandchildren; Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Place of burial is Couch Cemetery in Yerkes, KY.

Campbell, Simon Ray:

Simon Ray Campbell, age 27, of Lower Pigeon Roost, KY, died Saturday, February 5, 2005 at home. He is the son of Claude and Melda Campbell of Lower Pigeon Roost, KY. He is survived by his paternal grandmother, Rebecca Jane Campbell of Lower Pigeon Roost; two sons Joseph Claude Campbell and Christopher Simon Campbell, both of Brownsfork, KY; two sisters Sandra Kay Campbell and Charlotte Rae Campbell both of Pigeon Roost; special nephew, Cody Wayne Campbell of Pigeon Roost and a host of aunts and uncles. Engle Walker Funeral Home of Hazard, KY in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be Monday, February 7 at Engle Walker Funeral Home 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral will be Tuesday, February 8 at 11:00 a.m. at the Engle Walker Funeral Home. Place of burial will be Eversole Cemetery at Lower Second Creek, KY.

Campbell, Susan B:

Susan B. Campbell, age 95, of Hazard, KY died Friday, February 18, 2005 at Hazard Nursing Home. She is survived by one daughter, Juanita Hulette of Hazard; one son, Wilgus Campbell of Lexington, KY; 3 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Engle Walker Funeral Home of Hazard, KY, in charge of arrangements. Funeral is Monday, February 21 at 11:00 a.m. at the Engle Walker Funeral Home, James Hamblin and Halliburton Greer officiating. Place of burial is Riverside Cemetery in Hazard, KY.

Campbell, Verd:

Verd Campbell, age 75, of Rowdy, KY, died Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at home in Rowdy, KY. He was the son of the late Sewell Campbell and Oma Noble Campbell. He is survived by his wife, Janice Campbell; two daughters Dema Campbell and Jennifer Napier; two sons Arlis Campbell and Carl A. Campbell; one sister, Rachel Smith; special niece, Anna Ritchie; 6 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in Hazard, KY, where family will receive friends from 3-9:00 p.m. Friday, February 11. Funeral service will be at Rowdy Church at 12;00 p.m. Saturday, February 12, Rev. Eldon Miller officiating. Interment will be at the Campbell Cemetery in Rowdy, KY.

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Caudill, Eureka:

Eureka Caudill, age 72, of Hazard, KY passed away on Friday, January 14, at home. She was the daughter of the late Adrian Ambrose and Dosha Mae Lewis Ambrose. She is preceded in death by her husband, Kermit Caudill, sisters Bertha Mae Bowling, grandson Michael Casey Caudill and grandson James Fletcher Collins. She is survived by two daughters Jennifer Eversole of Hazard and Valerie Coberg of Hazard, four sons Greg Price of Tennessee; Kermit Caudill Jr. of Ohio; Mike Caudill of Hindman; and Rick Caudill of Hazard. She is also survived by seven brothers Eugene Hoskins, George Ambrose, Adain Ambrose, Johnny Ambrose, Ted Ambrose, Nelson Ambrose, and Bobby Ambrose and three sisters Lucinda Jones, Shirley Feltner, and Carolyn Bunnage and fifteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in Hazard, KY. Family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, January 15. Funeral services will be at the Maggard Brothers Funeral Home at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 16, Reverend Edmon Bolen officiating. Iterment will be at Resthaven Cemetary in Jeff, KY.

Caudill, Rudd:

Rudd Caudill - Published: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 8:14 AM CDT: Rudd Caudill, born March 22, 1944, departed this life on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at his residence in Hazard, KY. He was 64 years, five months and five days of age at the time of his passing. He was born in Hazard, KY, the son of the late Leslie Caudill and the late Christobel Caudill. He was a life long resident of Perry County and was a member of the New Hope Christian Center and enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He leaves the following relatives surviving: wife Brenda Caudill of Hazard; son John Rudd Caudill and wife Holly of Hazard, KY; daughter Tonya Godsey and husband Roy of Hazard, KY; brother Robert “Bobby” Caudill and wife Janie of Pikeville, KY; sister Agnes Gail Caudill of Hazard, KY; grandchildren Cameron Caudill, Nicholas Godsey and Hannah Caudill. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends survive. A memorial visitation was held Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home on East Main Street in Hazard, KY.

Causey, Mae - Rine Pratt:

Mae - Rine Pratt Causey, age 87, of Hazard, KY, died Monday, February 28, 2005 at Hazard Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Carl Causey of Hazard; two daughters Joyce Pratt of Brunswick, GA, and Janis Pratt Davis of St. Simmons Island, GA; one son William Jack Pratt of Hazard, KY; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Engle Walker Funeral Home of Hazard in charge of arrangements. Visitation Wednesday, March 2, 6 to 9:00 p.m.at the Engle Walker Funeral Home. Funeral service is Thursday, March 3 at 11:00 a.m. at the Engle Walker Funeral Home, Kenny Sammons and Donnie Coots officiating. Place of burial will be Resthaven Cemetery in Jeff, KY.

Christian, Magadlene:

Magadlene Christian, age 70, of Hazard, KY, died Sunday, May 29, 2005 at Hazard ARH Hospital in Hazard, KY. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Christian; three daughters: Vickie Marie Williams, Sharon Rose Christian, and Cynthia Jean Christian; one son, Joseph Todd Christian; two grandchildren, Kenneth Jones Jr, and Joseph Daniel Jones and one special friend, Wanda Morgan. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment will be at Town Mt. Cemetery in Town MT, KY.

Cody, John:

John Cody, age 66, of Viper, KY, died Saturday, February 26, 2005 at home in Viper, KY. He was the son of the late Lawrence Cody and Fronia Baker Cody. He is preceded in death by one sister Nanna Belle Cornett and one brother Chrisley Cody. He is survived by his wife, Annette Lewis Cody; four sisters Millie Farler, Oma Perko, Magalea Wiseman and Pearl Cornett; one brother David Cody; three sisters in law Kathleen Sumner, Millie Caudill and Patsy Harlow; Papaw's special neices Kai Lee, Rebecca, Sarah and Tori. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY where family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Monday, February 28. Funeral service will be at the Hazard Village Church of Christ at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 1, Halliburton Greer officiating. Interment will be at the Lewis Cemetery in Viper, KY.

Collett, John

John Collett, 86, of Hazard, KY, died Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard, KY. He was the son of the late John Collett and Eller Bowling. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mavis Barker Collett. He is survived by three daughters, Lana Dean and Sarge Thomas, Patty and Charles Micks and Pamela Collett and Curt Spencer; sons John Michael and Carolyn Cornett, Marhsall Curtis and Norma Collett, Marvin Collett and Robert Dale and Rebecca Collett. He is also survived by special friend Frank Beckler; nine grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Mountain View Chapel where the family received friends on Friday, August 8, 2008. The funeral service was at the chapel on Saturday, August 9, 2008, with Dan Griffiths officiating. Burial was at the Englewood Cemetery in Christopher, KY. DAV Rites were by Chapter 64.

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Collins, Bertha:

Bertha Collins, age 63, of Busy, KY, died Thursday, June 30, 2005 at Hazard ARH Medical Center. She is survived by one daughter, Peggy Colwell; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment at Campbell Cemetery in Busy, KY.

Colwell, Donald:

Donald Colwell, age 56, of Busy, KY., died Monday, August 22, 2005, at Hazard A.R.H. Hospital in Hazard, Ky. He is preceded in death by Mother, Floria Colwell, and Brother, Larry Wade Colwell. He is survived by his father, Boyd Colwell; on daughter, Holly Michelle Colwell; one son, Donald Wade Colwell; one brother, Marty Dean Colwell and a host of nieces and nephews. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Funeral service was held on Thursday, August 25, 2005. Interment will be at Baker Cemetery in Grassie Creek, KY.

Colwell, Frances Jean:

Frances Jean Colwell: Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 8:26 AM CDT: Frances Jean Colwell, 77, of Bonnyman, KY, died Thursday, August 21, 2008 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Francis Stark and the late Dorothy Cummings. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Jay Colwell, two sisters, one brother and two grandsons. She is survived by seven daughters, Patricia and Beatty Stacy, Laura and John Jones, Dessie and Sam Jones, Becky Colwell, Donetta Begley, Margo John Catsimatidis and Jeanette Vondersaar; sons James Colwell, Manuel Colwell and Hiram Colwell; sisters Gladys Shelly, Georgia Carillo and Evelyn Mead; brother Stark Floyd; special friends Charlene Hughest and Peggy Couch and special grandson Curtis Colwell. She is also survived by 27 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Mountain View Chapel of Hazard, KY. The visitation was held Friday, August 22, 2008, at the Lower Second Creek Church of God. The funeral service was conducted at the church on Saturday, August 23, 2008 with Rev. Merrill David Collins officiating. Interment was at the APP Campbell Cemetery located at Lower Second Creek, KY.

Colwell, Larue:

Larue Colwell, age 75, of Busy, KY, died Thursday, June 2, 2005 at home. She is survived by three daughters: Brenda Harmon, Linda Fugate, and Erma Hoskins; one son, David Williams; 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home, Hazard, KY. Interment will be at Hickory Gap Cemetery in Busy, KY.

Combs, Arlie:

Published: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 8:14 AM CDT: Arlie Combs, 82, of Massillon, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008 at Aultman Hospital following a period of declining health. He was born in Ary, Ky. on Dec. 10, 1925 to the late Estill and Eliza Mae (Grigsby) Combs and had lived most of his life near Massillon. He retired in 1985 from the former Union Drawn Division of Republic Steel and had attended Calvary Baptist Church in Moffit Heights. He was a WWII Army Air Corp Veteran having served in the European Theater as a nose gunner on a B-24 Bomber. He was a former member of the Tuslaw Lions Club. On Dec. 30, 1950, he married Alberta Jane Strunk. She died July 27, 1992. He is survived by nine children, Wayne (Lisa) Combs of Greenville, Dale Combs and Linda Jane Combs, both of Massillon, Dianne (Ron) Mohn of North Lawrence, Steven (Linda) Combs of Orrville, Adrian (Gail) Combs and Douglas (Karen) Combs, both of Stanwood, Michael Combs of Dalton and Jeffrey (Debbie) Combs of Columbus; 29 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; two sisters, Irene (Jerry) Eversole of Scottsburg, IN and Beulah J. “BJ” Rudy of Wooster; his companion, Clara Brugh of Massillon; and his faithful dog, Puggy. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Peggy Combs; and two sisters, Izo Lyttle and Eula Remenaric. Memorial services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM at the Calvary Baptist Church, 11616 Sinclair Street, SW with Pastor Timothy Mishler officiating. Graveside services will follow at 4:00 PM at the Westlawn Cemetery in Mount Eaton. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-5 PM at the church. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online guest registration and condolences may be sent through the funeral home website at www.spidellfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Honor Flight, 300 E. Auburn Ave, Springfield, OH 45505.


Combs, Bertha Dolly:

Bertha Dolly Combs, age 90, of Hazard, KY. dies Saturday, January 1, 2005, at Hazard Medical Center in Hazard, Ky. She was the daughter of the late George Engle and Peggy Gayheart Engle. She is preceded in death by her parents. Husband Dave Combs. She is survived by her 2 sons, Newton Combs of Hazard, KY., Darrel R. Combs of Hazard, Ky., Two Sisters, Lula Patrick of Lost Creek, KY., Edna Jones of Lost Creek, Ky. Two Brothers, Sherman Engle of Lost Creek, Ky. Bob Engle of West Carrolton, OH. Four Grandchildren, Eight Great Grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home. 432 East Main St. Hazard, KY., where the family will receive friends form 6:00pm to 9:00pm Monday, Jan. 3rd, 2005. Funeral services will be at Upper Lost Creek Baptist Church at 11:00am Tuesday, January 4th, 2005, Rev. Don Blair, Rev. Kendall Combs officiating. Interment will be at Holiday Cemetery, in Ary, KY.

Combs, Brack:

Brack Combs, age 67, of Hardburly, KY, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at Hazard ARH Hospital in Hazard, KY. He is survived by two sisters: Zuly Rowe and Barbara Crase and two brothers: Joe Combs and Chester Combs. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment will be at Wootson Combs Cemetery in Second Creek, KY.

Combs, Brown Low:

Brown Low Combs, age 75, of Hobert, Ind., died Monday, June 6, 2005, at Methodist hospital in Merrillville, IN. He was the son of the late Henry and Mary Ellen Neace Combs. He is survived by his, nephews: Ishmuel Fugate, David Lee Fugate, and French Combs. Nieces include, Goldie Miller, Bertha Gayhart, Nasia B. Miller, and Donna Hoskins. Nephews Travis (Cheryl), Kenneth (Jennifer), and Ricky (Sandy) Fugate and great niece Tonya Fagarty (Patrick) and great great nieces Devin, Savannah, Nicole, Jessie, Lauren, and Jenelle. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home, Hazard, KY. Interment will be at Combs Cemetery in Strong Branch, KY.

Combs, Carl Eugene:

Published: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 8:14 AM CDT: Carl Eugene Combs, 70, of Jeff, KY, passed away Saturday, September 6, 2008, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY. He is survived by sisters Betty and husband Gene Crask of Texas and Wanda Gray of Louisville, KY and brother Earl and wife Glenda Combs of Jeff, KY. The funeral service was held Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at the Ira Combs Baptist Church in Jeff, KY with James Daniel officiating. Interment was at Elijah Combs Cemetery. The visitation was held Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at the church prior to the funeral service. Brashear-Callahan Funeral Home of Viper was in charge of arrangements.

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Combs, Charles Roosevelt:

Charles Roosevelt Combs, age 44, of Dwarf, KY, died Saturday, July 9, 2005 at University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. He is survived by five sisters and five brothers. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment at Combs Cemetery in Acup, KY.

Combs, Dennis:

Mr. Dennis Combs born March 6, 1910 departed this life on August 13, 2008 at the age of 98 years, 5 months and 7 days old. He was born at Dice, Kentucky the son of the late Daniel Jones and the late Mary Combs Jones. By occupation he was a retired coal miner and had been a life-long resident of Perry County, Kentucky. Mr. Dennis Jones was a member of the Sumnertown Old Regular Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents: Daniel & Mary Jones and by his first wife: Lilly Jones. He leaves surviving the following relatives: Wife: Effie Gayheart Jones of Bulan, Ky. Two Sons: Bennie Jones of Wolfe County, Ky., Willis Jones of Fairborne, Oh.; four daughters: Gloria Faye Jones of Fairborne, Oh., Loretta Reading of Vandilla, Oh., Josephine Villamin of Fairborne, Oh. and Ethel Martinez of Chicago, Il.; one half-brother: Jr. Jones of Hazard, Ky., one half-sister: June Noplis of Hazard, Ky. also survived by two special children: Austin & Tyler Howard, 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends survive.

Combs, Geraldine:

Geraldine Combs, age 72, of Hazard, KY, died Thursday, July 14, 2005 in Hazard, KY. She is survived by her five daughters Terri King, Sonya Bailey, Paula Crutcher, Leslie Bowling and Kimberly Combs; six grandchildren Calvin King, Rondall Smith, Mason Perry, Travis Perry, Cheyenne Crutcher, and Noah Summerset. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in Hazard, KY. Funeral service was held on July 16, 2005. Interment at Combs Family Cemetery in Christopher, KY.

Combs, Glenn:

Glenn Combs, age 83, of Hindman, KY died Tuesday, January 25, at Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard, KY. Mr. Combs was employed by Perry Co. Oil and a Veteran of WWII. He was the son of the late Garrett Combs and Sue Fugate Combs. He is survived by one son, Ronald Glen Combs of Hindman, KY; one brother, Boyd Combs of Florida; three grandchildren Kristel Combs, Ronda Combs and Jameson Combs; beloved friend, Sharon Jacobs; special cousin, Louise Brewer; special friend, Alma Eversole. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in Hazard, KY where family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 28. Funeral service will be at Bowman Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 29, Reverend Charlie Douglas officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Cemetery in Jeff, KY.

Combs, Gracie Gwinn:

Gracie (Gwinn) Combs, age 87, of Hazard, KY, died Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at Hazard ARH Hospital in Hazard, KY. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Gwinn and Jane Hughes. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ben Combs; two sons Billy Combs and Bobby Combs; three brothers Grover Verde, Bruce Gwinn, and Taylor Gwinn; and two sisters Lillie Gwinn and Pearlie Gwinn. She is survived by three daughters Arietta Bailey, Connie Witt, and Jance Hurt; one son, Virgil Combs; one stepson, Arlie Combs; sister-in-law, Opsie Gwinn; and daughter-in-law, Edna Erlene Combs and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home, Hazard, KY, where the family will receive friends after 6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 10 at the church. Funeral services will be at the Ten Mile Pentecostal Church at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 11, Hobert Gwinn officiating. Interment will be at the Gwinn Cemetery in Ten Mile.

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Combs, Homer G:

Homer G. Combs, age 85, of Hazard, KY, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at Hazard Medical Center. Combs served in the Navy. He is the son of the late Samuel Clifton Combs and Mallie Combs. He is preceded in death by his wife Juanita and two brothers. He is survived by one daughter Shella Mann of Hazard and one son Michael McCoy of Austin, TX, one sister Irene McIntire of Fairbanks, Alaska and one granddaughter Emma Lauren McCoy. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in Hazard, KY. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Friday, January 21. Funeral services will be at Maggard Brothers Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 22, Reverend John Morris officiating. Interment will be at Samp Combs Cemetery in Acup, KY.

Combs, Judy:

Judy Combs, age 80, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at the Hazard Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Washington Combs and Emily Sumner Combs. She is preceded in death by her husband, James L. Combs, two daughters Emily and Rosalie, great grandson James Wesley Slone and two son-in-laws Burley Moore and William Harold Danglin. She is survived by her eight daughters   Cassie Compton of Eubank, KY; Helen Polly of Viper, KY; Juanita Jones of Berea, KY; Betty Faye Anglin of Maynardville, TN; Jemmy Faye Sizemore of Lexington, KY; Bobbi Jean Spears of Lancaster, KY; Jacqueline Tucker of Viper, KY; and Judy Cross of Nicholasville, KY; one son Tommy combs of Morehead, KY; two sisters Betty Jones and Jackie Lake both of Berea, KY. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home, Hazard, KY. Family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, January 20. Funeral services will be at the Maggard Brothers Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 21, Reverend Kenny Salmons officiating. Interment will be at the Combs Cemetery in Big Branch, KY.

Combs, Justine E.:

JUSTINE E. COMBS (November 6, 1926 - July 5, 2008) THE OBITUARY FOR MRS. JUSTINE E. COMBS OFFICIATING MINISTER: RONNIE GRIGSBY C.L.P. MRS. JUSTINE E. COMBS BORN NOVEMBER 6, 1926 DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON SATURDAY JULY 5, 2008 AT THE HAZARD APPALACHIAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER BEING 81-YEARS, 7-MONTHS, AND 29-DAYS OF AGE AT THE TIME OF HER PASSING. JUSTINE WAS BORN AT KODAK, KY THE DAUGHTER OF THE LATE WILLIAM EVERSOLE AND THE LATE ELIZABETH MADDEN EVERSOLE. JUSTINE BY OCCUPATION WAS A STORE MANAGER AT THE MARTINS DEPARTMENT STORE IN VICCO, KY. JUSTINE WAS ALSO PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND – EARL H. COMBS, ONE DAUGHTER – ELIZABETH “BETTY” COMBS, AND BY ONE HALF- SISTER – GLADYS THORNSBERRY. MRS. JUSTINE E. COMBS LEAVES THE FOLLOWING RELATIVES SURVIVING: STEP-MOTHER: MARY EVERSOLE OF VICCO, KY, THREE SONS: GLENN H. COMBS OF LEXINGTON, KY, CURTIS COMBS OF PARIS, KY, AND WILLIAM S. COMBS OF VICCO, KY. ONE SISTER: CHRISTINE DANIELS OF NANCY, KY, ONE HALF-BROTHER: LYNN EVERSOLE OF VIPER, KY, TWO GRANDCHILDREN: KELLY COMBS AND HOLLY COMBS, AND A HOST OF OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS SURVIVE. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. JUSTINE E. COMBS WERE CONDUCTED ON TUESDAY JULY 8, 2008 AT 1:00 P.M. AT THE ENGLE-WALKER FUNERAL HOME ON EAST MAIN STREET IN HAZARD, KENTUCKY WITH RONNIE GRIGSBY C.L.P. OFFICIATING, THE BURIAL FOLLOWED IN THE RIVERSIDE CEMETERY LOCATED AT HAZARD, KENTUCKY. THE VISITATION WAS ON MONDAY EVENING AT THE VICCO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AT VICCO, KY FROM 6:00 TILL 9:00 P.M. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS FAMILY REQUESTED THAT DONATIONS BE MADE TO THE VICCO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH – P.O. BOX 335 – VICCO, KENTUCKY 41773.

Combs, Martha Coots

Martha Coots Combs, 84, of Corbin, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin. Mrs. Combs was born on April 5, 1924 in Perry County, Ky., a daughter to the late Monroe Coots and the late Mallie Wells Coots. She was a retired cook and had been a resident of Corbin for the last 14 years having moved from Cumberland, Ky. She believed in the Pentecostal faith. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Ernest Combs; two brothers, Lloyd and Elmer Coots; and three sisters, Janie Cody, Ollie Meeks and Lulu Caudill. Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Combs of Corbin and Mary Finns of Benham, Ky.; two brothers, Ernest Coots of Hickory N.C. and Jim Coots of Chatsworth, Ga.; two sisters, Bertha Cody and Mary Stacy, both of Viper, Ky.; two grandchildren, Amy Owens and Jason Finns and also Bruce Warf whom was loved like a grandchild; four great-grandchildren, Savannah Owens, Destiny Owens, Nicholas Finns and Mary Kaylin Finns; and a host of other friends, family and loved ones. To the family, the staff of the Corbin Funeral Home would like to offer you our heartfelt sympathy during your time of bereavement. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2008, at the Corbin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mark Gilbert officiating. Burial will be at Benham City Cemetery in Benham, Ky. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today (Friday) at the Corbin Funeral Home. Corbin Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements, Byron L. Schiesz, director. Published in the Times Tribune from 6/27/2008 - 6/29/2008

Combs, Martha Ellen Thacker

Martha Ellen Combs, born November 17, 1949, departed this life on Thursday, August 7, 2008, at the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center, Hazard, KY. She was 58 years, eight months and 20 days of age at the time of her passing. Martha was born in Hazard, KY, the daughter of the late Clinton Thacker and the late Imogene Dean Thacker. She was a life-long resident of Perry County, KY and was preceded in death by two brothers, Gillis and Robin Darrell Thacker, and one sister, Nancy Ross. She leaves the following relatives surviving: son Britt Combs, Jr. of Lower Second Creek; daughters Angie Combs and Ashley Combs, both of Bulan, KY; brothers Charles Thacker, Harold Thacker and Delzie Thacker, all of Dunraven, Ky., Lewis Thacker of Hardburly, KY and Hubert Lee Thacker of Cinicinnati, OH; sisters Corna Campbell of Elgin, Il., Carolyn Cornett of Cincinnati, OH, Mary Baker of Dunraven, KY and Teresa Karr of Hazard, KY; grandchildren Austin Combs, Heather Mullins and Ashton Campbell. She is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends that will be left behind to mourn her passing. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, August 10, 2008, at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home of Hazard, KY with Rev. Dana Feltner officiating. The burial followed in the Combs Family Cemetery located at Lower Second Creek, KY. The visitation was at the funeral home on Saturday, August 9, 2008.

Combs, Roy Lee:

Roy Lee Combs, age 64, of Happy, KY passed away Saturday, January 1st, 2005 at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce, Fl. He is survived by his wife Patsy Combs, 1 daughter, Vickie Lee Combs of Happy, KY. 2 sons, Benjiman Perry Combs & Michael Roy Combs of Happy KY. 3 sisters, Katie Combs of Beaver Dam, KY, Menota Easterling of McHenry, KY. Zola Parks of Michigan, 2 brothers, Perry Combs, Jr. of ACUP, KY. Robert Combs, of ACUP, KY, & 7 grandchildren. Funeral will be held Jan. 6th, 2005 at RestHaven Cemetery in Jeff, KY.

Combs, Sharon Sue:

Sharon Sue Combs, age 61, of Lakewood, Colorado (formerly of Vicco), died Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at Hospice of St. John in Lakewood, Colorado. She was survived by two sisters Shirley Marie Combs Davis of Lancaster, KY and Imogene Combs Banks of Littleton, Colorado; one brother Donald Lee Combs of Morgantown, KY; 4 neices Minga Joan Banks, Carol J.B. Scharmer, Klaetta Schneider and Kathie Jo Phillips; 3 nephews Michael Davis, Robert Steve Combs and Tommy Joe Combs. Engle Walker Funeral Home of Hazard, KY in charge of arrangements. Place of Burial Englewood Cemetery at Christopher, KY.

Cornett, Billie Jean:

Billie Jean Cornett, age 75, of Sassafras, KY, passed away Tuesday, January 25 at her residence. She is survived by her husband, Marcus Cornett, one daughter, Sharon Caudill of Sassafras, three sisters Evelyn smith of Wise, Lillian Stiff of Winchester and Donna Ashbrook, Sassafras; and one granddaughter, Lindsay Caudill. Visitation will be Thursday morning at the Engle Walker Funeral Home starting at 11:00 a.m. until the time of funeral. Funeral is Thursday, January 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the Engle Walker Funeral Home, Hazard. Burial is at the Cornett Hill Cemetery at Sassafras, KY.

Cornett, Jenny Reynolds

Jenny Cornett, 83, died Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at her residence in Ary, KY. She was the daughter of the late Johnny Reynolds and the late Emma Cloud Reynolds. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Speck Cornett, and sons Johnny “Speckie” Lowell Cornett and Michael Lane Cornett. She is survived by grandsons Kevin “Butch” Cornett and Michael Brandon Cornett and wife Jamie; sister Sharon Reynolds; brothers Charles Reynolds and Oscar Reynolds; great grandchildren Eric Brayden Cornett and Aubrey Cornett. She is also survived by special friends Rita Ritchie, Kenneth Ray Chaffins and Linda Cornett and a host of family and friends. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Mountain View Chapel of Hazard where the family received friends Thursday, August 7, 2008. The funeral service was at the chapel on Friday, August 8, 2008, with Rev. Dana Feltner officiating.

Cornett, Jerry

Jerry Cornett, Published: Wednesday, September 3, 2008 8:12 AM CDT, Jerry Cornett, 48, husband of Robin Fritts Cornett, died Mon, Sept 1, 2008 after a long illness. Raised in Linefork, Ky., he was a son of the late Evan and Isiebelle Daniels Cornett. He was a transformer specialist for American Electric Power for 25 years and dabbled with digital media when he was unable to work. In addition to his wife of 28 years, he is survived by his children, Autumn (Josh) Hardy, Austin Cornett, Alexia Cornett and Aithan Cornett, all of Lexington, KY,; grandchildren, Xander and Xavier Hardy; siblings, Arvil Cornett, Daisy Coleman, Estill Cornett, Darrell Cornett, Cleda McClintock, Wanda Gaul, Ola Bobik, Sharon Hayward and Terry Cornett. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Cornett. Services will be 2:30 PM Sat at Milward-Broadway. Visitation will be 11:30 AM till service time. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. www.milwardfuneral.com

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Couch, Billie June Jr:

Billie June Couch, Jr, age 80, of Hazard, KY, died Friday, March 25, 2005 at Hazard ARH Medical Center. He was a veteran of WWII, a retired coal miner and electrician, and former coach of the Fourseam Cannon Balls. He is survived by his wife, Judith B. Couch; two daughters Claudia Ann Couch and Mary Ellen L. Couch both of Knoxville, TN; one son, Michael Couch of Knoxville, TN; three sisters Betty Lumpkins of Seymour, TN, Juanita Guerra of Hazard and Ida Mae Fletcher of Washington; two brothers Garland Couch of Cumberland and Roger Couch of Knoxville, TN; 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; 5 step-grandchildren, and a host of neices and nephews. Engle-Walker Funeral Home of Hazard, KY in charge of arrangements. Place of burial is the Couch Family Cemetery on Fourseam Branch Road.

Couch, Cynthia:

Cynthia Couch, 76, of Yerkes, died Thursday, December 2, 2004 at the Hazard Medical Center. She is survived by 1 sister, 2 adopted brothers, both of Yerkes; host of nieces and nephews. Funeral was conducted Sunday, December 5, 2004. Burial in the Yerkes Cemetery.

Couch, Gary Lyndon

Gary Lyndon Couch, born August 30, 1969, departed this life on Monday, August 4, 2008, at his residence in Vicco, KY. He was 38 years, 11 months and four days of age at the time of his passing. He was born in Hazard, KY, the son of Don Allen Couch and Hazel Irene Jent Couch. He leaves the following relatives surviving: parents Don Allen and Hazael Irene Couch of Vicco, KY; sons Nicholas Baker, Zachery Baker and Preston Baker; daughters and one on the way, Latisha Couch and Whitney Couch; brothers Jeffrey Couch, Jackie Couch and Anthony Couch; paternal grandmother Martha Couch. He is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, August 8, 2008, at the Vicco Baptist Church, Vicco, KY with the Rev. Jack Carter officiating. The burial followed in the Couch Family Cemetery at Vicco, KY. The visitation was at the church on Thursday, August 7, 2008. Engle-Walker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Couch, Loretta:

Loretta Couch, age 65, of Busy, KY, died Tuesday, February 8, 2005, at St. Joseph East Hospital in Lexington, KY. She is the daughter of the late Harrison Hamblin. She is survived by her mother, Goldie Hamblin of Busy, KY; six sisters Lois Jean Tucker of Jeffersonville, IN, Rosetta Feltner of Lexington, KY, Helen Hamblin of Busy, KY, Linda Sue Hamblin, Brenda Proctor and Audrey French all of TN; five brothers Ernest Couch, Jr. of Lexington, KY, Earl Hamblin, Charles Hamblin, Herbie Hamblin and James Harrison Hamblin all of Busy, KY; and a host of nieces and nephews. Engle-Walker Funeral Home of Hazard, KY in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 9 at the Krypton Pentecostal Church after 5:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be Thursday, February 10 at 1:00 p.m. at the Krypton Pentecostal Church in Krypton, KY, Carl Wayne Eversole officiating. Place of burial will be the Grassy Branch Cemetery in Leslie County, KY.

Couch, Terry:

Terry Couch, age 79, of Viper, KY, died Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at the Eastern KY Veterans Center in Hazard, KY. He was preceded in death by his parents James Nelson and Elizabeth Couch and one sister Mary Ruth Deaton. He is survived by six sisters Berta Hall, Anna Lois Greer, Vada McDowell, Mahalia Hall, Bonnie Combs, and Sandra Collins; two brothers Raliegh Couch and Arlie Couch; 16 nieces and nephews. Engle-Walker Funeral Home of Hazard, KY in charge of arrangements. Place of burial Stoney Fork Cemetery in Delhpia, KY.

Cress, Harrison:

Published: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 8:14 AM CDT: Harrison Cress, 65, of Slemp, KY, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2008, at his residence. He is survived by one daughter, Teresa Wells of Slemp, KY; son Harrison Cress, Jr. and wife Jocelyn of Slemp, KY; brothers Ellis DeHart of Wooton, Ky., Chester Cress of Delphia, Ky. and Delmer DeHart of Slemp, Ky. Other survivors include five grandchildren and one great grandchild. The visitation was held Friday, September 5 at the Church of Lord Jesus Christ in Slemp, KY. The funeral service was conducted at the church on Saturday, September 6, 2008. Burial took place at Cornett Cemetery in Beechfork, Ky. Brashear - Callahan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Daugharty, Mattie L:

Mattie L. Daugharty: Published: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 9:02 AM CDT: Mattie L. Daugharty, 97, of Louisville, KY, died Sunday at Whitesburg ARH. She was a native of Appalachia, Al., a retired domestic and a member of the Cross Baptist Church. Survivors include seven sons, the Rev. Paul Daugharty, Jr., Jim E. Daugharty and Sharon, The Rev. R.L. Daugharty and Queen Esther, the Rev. Donald R. Daugharty and Brenda, Kenneth R. Daugharty, Sr. and Bonnie, William E. Daugharty and Bonita, Anthony R. Daugharty and Annette; three daughters, Gloria Yoskmetics, Daisy L. Green and Mary E. Higgins and Edward; 60 grandchildren, 80 great grandchildren and 18 great great grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday at the Cross Baptist Church with burial in Louisville Cemetery. Visitation was Friday at the church. Perryman’s Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Davis, Beulah Sizemore:

Beulah Sizemore Davis, age 75, of Hazard, KY, died Saturday, February 19, 2005 at Hazard ARH Hospital in Hazard, KY. She was the daughter of the late Flint Sizemore and Eva J. Fugate. She is preceded in death by her husband Ora Davis. She is survived by her three daughters Darlene Watts of Richmond, KY, Sandra Cornett of Dwarf, KY, and Marsha Davis of Woods Creek Lake, KY; two sons Leonard Davis and Michael Davis both of Dwarf, KY; ten grandchildren and thre great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday, February 21. Funeral service will be at the Maggard Brothers Chapel at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 22, Rev. Don Blair officiating. Interment will be at the Englewood Cemetery in Christopher, KY

Day, Melinda:

Melinda Day: Published: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 9:02 AM CDT: Melinda Day, 30, of Chavies, KY, died Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center, Hazard, Perry County, KY. She was the daughter of Clarence Anderson and Phyllis Anderson. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Willis Anderson, Arch Collins and Beechie Johnson. She is survived by her husband, Christopher Day; daughter Delana Rae Day; sister Rhonda Neace; grandparents Oma Johnson and Genova Collins. She is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, nephews, family and friends. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Mountain View Chapel of Hazard, KY. Visitation was held August 15, 2008 at the Johnson United Baptist Church. The funeral service was conducted at the church on Saturday, August 16, 2008 with Gary Riley and Elmo Johnson officiating. Interment was at Day Family Cemetery in Chavies, KY.

Dillion, Polly:

Polly Dillion, age 68, of Viper, KY, died Thursday, May 26, 2005 at home. She is survived by her husband, James Dillion; mother, Zelphia Fields; three daughters: Phyllis Lewis, Margie Creech and Laura Hurt; six sons: William Dillion, Richard Dillion, Danny Dillion, James M. Dillion, Lewis Dillion, and Herman Dillion; 26 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment will be at Dillion Family Cemetery in Viper, KY.

Donahue, Marie Bl.:

Marie Bl. Donahue, age 88, formally of Hazard, KY, died Friday, January 28 in Louisville. She was a member of the Woodland Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by two daughters Joanne Elington and Wanda "Sissy" Black; one son, Chuck Sonahue; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in Hazard, KY, where family will receive friends from 12-2 p.m. Wednesday, February 2. Funeral service will be at Graveside Services at 2 p.m. on February 2. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Hazard, KY.

Duff, Christopher Robin:

Christopher Robin Duff, age 51, of Middlesboro, KY (formerly of Hazard), died Friday, March 25, 2005 at home. He is survived by two sons Sage Duff of Middlesboro and Curt Duff of Harrodsburg; three step-sons Travis Lance of Mt. Washington, Matt Sims of Harrodsburg, and Joe Bill Lance of Versailles; two sisters Mary Ellen Duff Gibson of Harrodsburg and Dixie Martin of Mt. Pleasant; one brother, Thad Duff of Prestonsburg; 7 grandchildren and a host of neices and nephews. Engle-Walker Funeral Home of Hazard, KY in charge of arrangements. Place of burial is Englewood Cemetery in Christopher, KY.

Engle, Stella Mae:

Stella Mae Engle, age 74, of London, KY, died Monday, February 7, 2005 at home in London, KY. She was a former resident of Viper, KY. She was the daughter of the late Joe Pratt and Martha Jane Cornett. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Brenda Gail Hicks and son, Richard Engle. She is survived by her husband, Coy H. Engle; one daughter, Deretha Arthur of London, KY; two sons Leon Engle of Viper, KY and Coy W. Engle of Mayfield, KY; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 6 step great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home, Hazard, KY, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 9. Funeral service will be at the Maggard Brothers Chapel at 2: 00 p.m., Thursday, February 10m, JR Shell and Mike Hall officiating. Interment will be at the Ben Cornett Cemetery in Viper, KY.

Eversole, Opal Begley

Opal (Begley) Eversole
Published: Wednesday, September 3, 2008 8:12 AM CDT
Opal (Begley) Eversole, 88, of Eaton, Ohio and formerly of Chavies, Ky., passed away Monday, August 25, 2008 at Hospice of Dayton. She was born July 17, 1920 in Doorway, Ky. to the late Amerida and Minta (Gay) Begley. She was a lifelong member of the Buckhorn Presbyterian Church where she served as a deacon, elder and choir member. She was a retired elementary educator and guidance counselor for the Perry County, KY and Hazard, KY City School Systems with over 45 years of service. She was a member of the Booneville Chapter #446 Order of Easter Star. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jesse Elmer Eversole, Sr. who passed away January 20, 2002; and brothers William, Ira. J. and Reed Begley.  She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Sandra and Jim Donovan of Eaton, Meridythe and Wallace McLeane of Naples, Fl., and Deborah and George Stellings of Pawleys Island, S.C.; son and daughter-in-law Jesse E. and Susan Eversole, Jr. of Chapel Hill, N.C.; sisters and brothers-in-law Jeanette and Stephen Napier of Chavies, Maureen and Wayne Hymer of Berea, KY, Norma Hurley Begley; grandchildren Kathryn and Jim Myers of Westerville, Ohio, Allison and Mark Woodruff of Naples, Fl., J.E. Donovan and Melissa of Columbus, Ohio, Sarah Stellings of Pawleys Island, Ann Ogrosky of Atlanta, Ga., Alex and Lee Eversole of Chapel Hill, Sarah Lord of Chapel Hill , and Eleanor and Richard Wilson of Greenville N.C.; great grandchildren Andrew Woodruff, Jolie and Cassandra Myers, Jacob and Matilda Donovan; and numerous nieces and nephews. The visitation was held Thursday, August 28, 2008 at the Gurton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home in Eaton, Ohio. The funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 30, 2008 at the Buckhorn Lake Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Timothy Jesse (former minister) and Revs. Gayle and Tom Burns officiating. Visitation was also held at the church on Saturday. Burial took place in Napier Family Cemetery in Chavies, KY.

Feltner Arlene:

Arlene Feltner, age 55, of Busy, KY, died Sunday, May 29, 2005 at Home. She is survived by one son, Jamie Feltner. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment will be at Campbell & Stidham Cemetery in Rockhouse, KY.

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Feltner, Larry:

Larry Feltner, age 53, of Stanton, KY, died Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at Stanton Nursing Center in Stanton, KY. He was the son of the late Lute Feltner and Evalee Smith Feltner. He is preceded in death by three brothers Floyd Feltner, Lute Feltner Jr., and Disham Feltner and one sister, Geraldine Reed. He is survived by one sister, Wanda Reynolds of Stanton, Ky; seven brothers Jimmie Feltner, Vondal Feltner, Gary Feltner, all of Stanton, KY, Ralph Feltner, Shade Feltner and Freeman Feltner all of Hazard, KY, and Jesse Feltner of Libertyville, KY. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral home of Hazard, KY, where family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursday, February 17. Funeral service will be at the Maggard Brothers Chapel at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 17, Rev. David Kilburn officiating. Interment will be at the Smith Cemetery in Lotts Creek, KY.

Fields, Larry Monroe:

Larry Monroe Fields: Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 8:26 AM CDT: Larry Fields, 61, husband of Mary Profitt Fields, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, KY. Mr. Fields was born June 20, 1947 in Perry County, KY, the son of Dave and Velta Woods Fields. He attended the Richmond House of Prayer. He enjoyed playing bluegrass music with his brothers, fishing, and watching NASCAR. He is survived by one son, Larry David Fields and Katrina of Richmond, KY; daughters Donna Marie Sansone and Michael of Sebastopol, Ca., Angela Ruth Matthews of Richmond, KY; brother Bill and Nita Fields of Richmond, KY; sister Lois and Lee Crouch of Lexington, KY; and five grandchildren, Brooke Fields, Logan Fields, Isabella and Julianna Sansone and Taylor Matthews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Fields and one sister, Donna Fields. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 25, 2008, at the Richmond House of Prayer with Brother Owen Moody and Brother Jim Henson officiating. Burial followed in the Brashear-Evans Cemetery in Hazard, KY. Visitation was Sunday, August 24, 2008 at the Richmond House of Prayer. Pallbearers were Michael Sansone, Steve Friend, Brad Fields, Scotty Fields, Jimmy Crouch, Sean Profitt and Anthony Joseph. Honorary pallbearers were Lonnie Centers, Chuck Bryant, Leslie Renfro, Lonnie Renfro, Russell Godbey, Brian Anderson, David Tate, Dale Ray Young, Nelson Young and Danny Hamilton.

Fields, R. C.:

R.C. Fields, age 83, of Couchtown, KY, passed away on Thursday, January 27 at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Louise Fields; one daughter Karen Smith of Big Creek, two sons Ronald Fields of Gray Hawk, KY and Enos Fields of Brownsfork, KY; one brother, Eugene Fields of Airport Gardens; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Engle-Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Visitation is Friday, January 28 from 6-9 p.m. at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home. Funeral will be Saturday, January 29 at 11:00 a.m. at the Engle Walker Funeral Home, Carl Lindsey, Clell Miller and Paul Couch, J.B. Couch, H.C. Robertson and A.D. “Pete” McGee will be officiating. Burial will be at the Fields Cemetery at Couchtown, KY.

Francis, Purnia Sergent

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

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Fugate, Betty Morgan:

Betty Morgan Fugate, age 66, of Hazard, KY (formerly of Hyden), died Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at Hazard ARH Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, James Linden Fugate; one daughter, Ellen Pace of Hyden; three sons Tony Wooten of Hyden, Tommy Wooten of Douglasville, GA, and James Morgan of Olympic, Washington; four sisters Carrie Cornett and Attie Pennington both of Wooten, Nannie Hornsby of Hyden, and Josephine Cowan of Richmond; two brothers Curt Wooten and Eugene Wooten both of Hyden; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Engle Walker Funeral Home of Hazard in charge of arrangements. Place of burial Morgan-Begley Cemetery at Hyden, KY.

Fugate, Ernest:

Ernest Fugate, age 65, of Hazard, KY, died Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at Hazard ARH Hospital in Hazard, KY. He was the son of the late Ben and Lillie Riley Fugate. He is preceded in death by Sharon Melissa Fugate. He is survived by his wife, Jeanitta Fugate; two sons Ernest Joe Fugate and Greg Fugate; three sisters Louise Maggard, Ollie Lynch, and Dorothy Fugate; one brother, Wesley Fugate; two grandchildren; four step grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Funeral service was held on Thursday, August 4, 2005. Interment at Fugate Cemetery in Combs, KY.

Fugate, Imogene Combs

Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 8:25 AM CDT
Imogene Combs Fugate Mrs. Imogene Combs Fugate died June 20, 2008 in her home in Decatur, Georgia, at the age of 80. Born in Hazard, Kentucky in November of 1927 to Pearl Huff Combs and George Curtis Combs, she was the beloved wife for over 40 years of Isaac S. Fugate, who predeceased her in 1993. A graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in Journalism, Mrs. Fugate taught English and other subjects to hundreds of students at schools in Kentucky and Georgia. She retired as the head of the English Department at Brunswick High School in Brunswick, Georgia where she also advised the student newspaper staff. In addition to her service as a teacher, Mrs. Fugate contributed to the communities in which she lived in numerous ways, as a Girl Scout leader and in her service to the Methodist churches she faithfully attended. During the last decade, Mrs. Fugate devoted her life to the care of her mother, who died this year at the age of 102. Mrs. Fugate is survived by a daughter, Jane Fugate Thorpe of Atlanta, and two grandchildren, Scott Curtis Thorpe of Washington, D.C. and Sara Page Thorpe, a rising junior at Miami University of Ohio. Mrs. Fugate’s husband Isaac attended Alice Lloyd College, which provides educational opportunities to needy Appalachian young people, and contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes, Kentucky, 41844, “In Memory of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Fugate.”  Visitation will be at 2:00 p.m. on June 25 in the parlor in the Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church Sunday School building in Atlanta, followed by a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. in the little Chapel in the same building. There will also be a graveside service, next month, on July 21 at 2:00 p.m., at Englewood Cemetery in Hazard, Kentucky.


Fugate, Mable:

Mable Fugate, age 77, of Hazard, Key, died Friday, May 27, 2005 at Hazard ARH Hospital in Hazard, KY. She is survived by her one daughter, Linda Fugate; two grandchildren Jacqueline Fugate and Alex Gonzalez Perez. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment will be at Combs Cemetery in Strong Branch, KY.

Gayhart, Marlene:

Marlene Gayhart, age 70, of Bulan, KY, died Monday, June 20, 2005 at Hazard ARH Medical Center in Hazard, KY. She is preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Gayhart. She is survived by her beloved friend, Shelby Stidham; one sister, Connie Vaughn, and a host of nieces and nephews. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment will be at Gayhart Cemetery in Lost Creek, KY.

Gayheart, Nora:

Nora Gayheart, age 76, died Sunday, August 28, 2005 at Hazard ARH Medical Center in Hazard, KY. She is survived by her husband, Arthur Gayheart; four daughters Nancy Johnson, Dana Hill, Linda Stacy, Evelyn Miller; two sons Lloyd Gayheart and Wendell Gayheart; one brother, Ulous Hurt; special nephew, Abijah Ritchie; 8 Grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held on August 31, 2005. Interment at Gayheart Cemetery in Lotts Creek, KY, KY, with arrangements by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY.

Griffith, Jimmy Darrell:

Jimmy Darrell Griffith: Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 8:26 AM CDT; Jimmy Darrell Griffith, 52, of Slemp, died Saturday, August 23, 2008 at the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center, Hazard, KY. He was the son of Offie Griffith and the late Bufford Griffith. He is also survived by his daughters, Amy Lynn Griffith of Jeff, Angela Sue Smith of Lexington, KY and Danielle Noel Griffith of Fort Lauderdale, Fl.; sister Glenda Shepherd of Slemp, KY; and three brothers, Herbert Griffith of Franklin, Ohio, Garry Griffith of Viper, KY and James Preston Griffith of Slemp, KY. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY, where the family received friends on Tuesday, August 26, 2008. The funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 27, 2008, with J.P. Couch officiating. Burial will be at Little Leatherwood Community Cemetery in Leatherwood, KY.

Grigsby, Flossie B:

Flossie B. Grigsby: Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 8:26 AM CDT: Flossie B. Grigsby, born May 25, 1922, departed this life on Friday, August 22, 2008, at her residence. She was 86 years, two months and 27 days of age at the time of her passing. She was born in Letcher County, KY, the daughter of Cora Jane Hurt. She was a life long resident of Letcher and Knott Counties, KY, and by occupation she as a retired teacher of 35 years in the Letcher County School System. She was preceded in death by her husband, Brady Grigsby; mother Cora Jane Hurt; aunt and uncle Lee and Margaret Cunningham; son Balis Grigsby; brother Robert Hurt; and son-in-law Ralph Winfrey. She leaves the following relatives surviving: sons Garland Grigsby and Kelly of Louisville, KY and Ulous Grigsby of Louisville, KY; daughters Lorrie Winfrey Downing and Danny of Louisville, KY and Valerie Day and Doug of Nicholasville, KY; brother Elmer Jack Hurt of Letcher County, KY; granddaughters Amy Grigsby and Jill Hutchins. She is also survived by four great grandchildren and special friends C.B. and Mary Smith and family, Kim, Joyce, Courtney, Hunter, Samantha, Dennis and Linda; special caregivers, Mountain Community Hospice, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends survive. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, August 25, 2008, at 12 noon at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home of Hazard, KY with Howard Owens officiating. The burial followed in the Dobson Family Cemetery located at Lotts Creek, KY. The visitation was at the funeral home on Sunday, August 24, 2008.

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Grubbs, Christopher:

Christopher Grubbs, age 27, of Hazard, KY, passed away on Sunday, January 16 at Hazard Medical Center. He was the son of the late James Edward Grubbs and Vickie Grubbs. He is survived by one sister Jennifer Cook of Hazard and special friend, Kelly Styer and a host of friends and family. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in Hazard, KY. Family will receive friends after 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 19 at the Clear Fork Church. Funeral Service will be at the Clear Fork Church at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 20, Reverend Howard Owens officiating. Interment will be at the Smith Cemetery in Lotts Creek, KY.

Halcomb, Roger:

Roger Halcomb, 56, of Burnside (formerly of Viper), died Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Hall, James “Poppy”:

Published: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 8:14 AM CDT: James “Poppy” Hall, 69, of Viper, died Thursday, September 4, 2008 at the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center. He was a retired painter. He was the son of the late Henry Hall and the late Dallie Napier. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Athlene Hall, one sister and five brothers. He is survived by his wife, Sue Hall; daughters Revella “Sis” Amburgey and husband David, Darlene “Do-Do Bird” Shell and husband Bobby, Regina Strong and husband Jack and Faronia Gross and husband Scott; sons Henry “Tick” Hall, James “Crow” Hall and wife Tracy and Scottie “Chigger” Hall and wife Denise. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Mountain View Chapel of Hazard where the family received friends on Saturday, September 6, 2008. The funeral service was conducted at the chapel on Sunday, September 7, 2008 with Junior Shell officiating. Interment was at Mack Lewis Cemetery in Viper, KY.

Hamilton, Earl:

Earl Hamilton, age 66, of Hazard, KY, died Thursday, July 7, 2005 at home. He is preceded in death by his wife, One Belle Smith. He is survived by two daughters Jane Hamilton and Sharon Campbell; two sons David Hamilton and Daniel Hamilton; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment at Smith Cemetery in Big Creek, KY.

Hammock, Richard W.:

Published: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 8:14 AM CDT: Richard W. Hammock, 73, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2008, at Baptist East Hospital. He was a retired accountant at Henry Vogt Machine Company. He is survived by his wife, Helena Hammock; son Richard Lee Hammock; daughter-in-law Teresa Meyers Hammock; and grandson Richard “Rickey” Lewis Hammock. The funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Evergreen Funeral Home with entombment at Evergreen Mausoleum. Visitation was Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Hatton, Susie Baker

Susie Hatton, 81, of Hazard, KY, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center, Hazard, KY. She was the daughter of the late Green M. Baker and the late Sarah Stidham. She was preceded in death by five sisters and one brother. She is survived by her husband, James Hatton, Sr.; daughter Sharon Suzanne Hatton; sons James William Hatton, Jr. and Deb and Johnny Hoyt and Donna Hatton; sisters Martha Stidham and Mary Mosley; brother Lee Baker; and beloved friends Edna Jones, Peggy Manchinni and Showie Mae Gayheart. She is also survived by four grandchildren, James and Kathy Maynard, Josh Hatton, Jamie and Ethan Combs and Shontrelle Hatton; and great grandchildren Morgan Combs and Jordan Combs. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in Hazard, KY, where the family received friends on Thursday, August 7, 2008. The funeral service was conducted at the funeral home on Friday, August 8 with Donnie Hall officiating. Burial was at the Hatton Family Cemetery in Lost (Creek?) (part of this obituary were missing).

Hawkins, Terry:

Published: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 8:14 AM CDT: Terry Hawkins, 53, of Viper, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2008 in London, KY. Terry is survived by two daughters, Josie Hawkins of Hazard, KY, and Tara Stolz of Illinois; brothers Robin and Rick Hawkins and grandchild Jaylyn Alexis Henson. A memorial service was held Monday, September 8, 2008, at the Brashear-Callahan Funeral Home in Viper, KY. Brashear-Callahan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Haynes, Wade

Wade Haynes, age 50, died Saturday, August 9, 2008, at his residence in Hazard, KY. He is the son of the late Tom Haynes and the late Bertha Hollifield Haynes. He is preceded in death by brothers Gary, Paul and Marcus Haynes. He is survived by his wife, Mallie Haynes; daughters Diane Back and Angie Back; sons Jonathon Haynes and Justin Haynes; sister Juanita Sebastian; brothers Clay Haynes, Ray Haynes, Clyde Haynes, Luke Haynes and Larry Haynes. He is also survived by five grandchildren and five step-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY where the family received friends on Monday, August 11, 2008. The funeral service was at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 12, 2008, with Dale Campbell officiating. Interment was at the Beech Creek Cemetery in Knott County, KY.

Helton, Ragon:

Ragon Helton, age 93, of Pittsburg, KY passed away Wednesday at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in Corbin. He was the father of Bill Helton of Hazard, KY and the brother of Josie Combs. Arrangements are being handled by Bowling Funeral Home. Burial is at Joseph Cemetery at Pittsburg. Obituary courtesy of Maggard Brothers Funeral Home. (2008?)

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Holland, Lillie:

Lillie Holland, age 90, of Hazard, KY, died Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at Hazard ARH in Hazard, KY. She is survived by three daughters Margaret Miller, Donna White and Ethel Reed all of Hazard; three sons Thomas Holland of IN, Granville Holland of IN and Sam Holland of Nancy, KY; 29 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and a host of great-great grandchildren. Engle Walker Funeral Home of Hazard, KY, in charge of arrangements. Funeral service is Friday, March 4 at 1;00 p.m. at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home, Jerry McIntosh officiating. Place of burial is the Holland Cemetery at Bonnyman, KY.

Hudson, Judy Gail:

Judy Gail Hudson, age 49, of Hazard, KY, died Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at home in Hazard, KY. Hudson was employed by ARH Hospital. She was the daughter of Pete Neace and Reva (Begley) Thompson. She is also survived by her three sisters Charlene Spencer, Teresa Neace, and Kim Jospeh all of Hazard, KY; five brothers Danny Hudson of Corbin, KY, Pete Neace Jr., Lowell Neace, Larry Neace, Jamie Neace all of Hazard, KY; a host of nieces and nephews and a host of extended family in Indiana. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00p.m. Thursday, February 24. Funeral service will be at the Maggard Brothers Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 25, Rev. Mike Barnett officiating. Interment will be at the Hickory Gap Cemetery in Campbell Creek, KY.

Hurley, Hames:

Hames Hurley, age 70, of Chavies, KY, died May 8, 2005 at Hazard ARMC. He leaves surviving wife, Elizabeth June Hurley; one son, Jonathan Hurley; two daughters Jennifer Dials and Janet Hurley; one brother, Bill Hurley; four sisters Dorothy Childs, Lil Meadows, Lou Campbell, and Betty Lotze; 2 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Place of burial at Riverside Cemetery in Hazard, KY.

Hurt, Lawrence

Lawrence Hurt, Published: Wednesday, September 3, 2008 8:12 AM CDT, Lawrence Hurt, 60, of Hazard, KY passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2008. He was the son of the late Otis Hurt and the late Nellie Mae Spicer.  He is preceded in death by one sister, Margie Fay Neace.  He is survived by his companion, Loretta Neace; daughters Marjorie Fugate, Tammy Neace Mack and Jeanette and Ronnie Couch; son Lawrence H. Hurt; sister Brenda Williams; brother Berchell Hurt and special friend Simon Stacy. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and a host of family and friends.  Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY where the family received friends on Friday, August 29, 2008. The funeral service was at the funeral home on Saturday, August 30, 2008, with Carl Wayne Johnson officiating. Burial was at Eversole Cemetery located at Lower Second Creek, KY.

Hurt, Logan “Hoss” Jr:

Logan “Hoss” Hurt Jr., age 64, of Bulan, KY, died Thursday, May 19, 2005 at Hazard ARH Hospital in Hazard KY. He was a US Navy Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Frankie Hurt; five daughters Ruth Wilcoxson, Patty Ritchie, Lisa Dillion, Frances Kelly, and Angie Tackett; six sons Vernon Epperson, Paul Hurt, Michael W. Miller, Franklin Hurt, Berl Hurt, and Joee Miller; 19 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment will be at Combs Cemetery in Combs, KY. Betty Huff Fugate, age 95, of Bonnyman, KY, died Monday, May 16, 2005 at Home. She is survived by one daughter, Alice Faye Fugate; three sons G.C. Fugate, Darrell Fugate, and Denver Fugate; 5 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment will be at Fields Cemetery in Couch Town, KY.

Hurt, Samantha

Samantha Hurt, 94, of Bonnyman, KY, died Thursday, August 7, 2008 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Joe Deaton and the late Cora Williams. She is preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Hurt; son John Hurt, Jr.; daughters Freda Wagers and Nancy Barlowe and granddaughter Dusty Dawn. She is survived by her daughters Shirley and John Tricker, Pat and Kerry Smith, Betty Hurt and Donna and Bob Reed; sons Virgil and Newmeda Hurt and Bobby and Ruby Hurt; sisters Jeanetta Neace and Melda Williams; brothers Charlie and Nancy Deaton; and special caregivers Rachael Jones and Brenda Noble. She is also survived by 27 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Mountain View Chapel in Hazard, KY where the family received friends on Sunday, August 10, 2008. The funeral service was at the chapel on Sunday, August 10, 2008, with Virgil Hurt, Jr. officiating. Interment was at Eversole Cemetery located at Lower Second Creek, KY.

Hurt, William "Pete":

William “Pete” Hurt: Published: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 9:02 AM CDT: William “Pete” Hurt, 80, of Hazard, KY, died Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard, KY. He was an Army veteran. He was the son of the late Robert Hurt and the late Rusha Jane Milam. He is preceded in death by his son, Alan Dale Hurt; brother Odell Hurt and sisters Leola Marie McAdams and Victoria Eversole. He is survived by his daughters, Jacqulyn Mason and Deborah Diane “Dee Dee” Vitatoe; son Timothy Daniel Hurt; brothers Lamar Hurt and Joe Hurt. He is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Mountain View Chapel of Hazard, KY where the family received friends on Friday, August 15, 2008. The funeral service was at the chapel on Saturday, August 16, 2008 with Donald Tapio and James Cornett officiating. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Hazard, KY.

Johnson, Henry:

Henry Johnson, age 71, of Hazard, KY, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Hazard ARH Medical Center. He is the son of the late Brownlow Johnson and Mimie White. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Johnson; two daughters Cathy Ann Day and Cheryl Napier; three sons Gary Lynn Johnson, Michael Wayne Johnson, and Edward Lee Johnson; four sisters Ethel Dotson, Lucille Bishop, Wanda Mullins, and Wilma Carter; four brothers A.C. Johnson, Ben Johnson, Amos Johnson, and Tommy Johnson; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY in charge of arrangements. Interment at Mt. View Memorial Gardens in Hazard, KY.

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Jones, Carl:

Carl Jones, age 74, of Dayton, OH, died Friday, February 4, 2005. Jones was retired from City of Kettering Ohio. He was a member of the Hithergreen Senior’s Center, VFW and American Legion. He was the son of the late Abraham Jones and Maudella Spencer. He is preceded in death by two brothers Bill Jones and Carter Jones and one sister, Hazel Jones. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Jones; one daughter, Theresa Maggard of Viper, KY; one sister, Pearl Miller of Lexington, KY; one brother, Pete Jones of Lotts Creek, KY; one sister-in-law, Josephine Harvey of Lexington, KY; three grandchildren Eugene Carl, Christina Clark and Jenifer Maggard; and one great-grandchild, Samuel Clark. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home, Hazard, KY, where the family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, February 9. Funeral services will be at the Maggard Brothers Chapel at 12:00 Wednesday, February 9, Reverend Andrew Lewis officiating. Place of burial Palmer Family Cemetery in Lee County, KY.

Jones, Frankie:

Frankie Jones, age 71, of Hazard, KY, died May 11, 2005 at Hazard ARMC. She leaves surviving four sons Ralph Jones Jr., Darrel Robert Jones, Kenneth Jones, and Danny Keith Jones; four daughters Peggy Lee McGill, Ernestine Adkins, Patsy Hagans, and Sylvia Hagans; one brother, Johnny Taylor; four sisters Parlee Walker, Bobbie Jean Adams, Christine Adams, and Gloria Taylor; special sister Thelma Hagans; 29 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Place of burial Resthaven Cemetery in Jeff, KY.

Jones, Gracie Napier:

Gracie Napier Jones, age 68, of Lost Creek, KY, died Sunday, May 22, 2005 at Hazard ARH Hospital in Hazard, KY. She is survived by four daughters Sylvia Ann Fisher, Linda Sue Johnston, Helen Kaye Moore and Teresa Fail Smith; three sons Harold Jones Jr., Arville Jones, and Rufus Ray Jones; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment will be at Jones Family Cemetery in Lost Creek, KY.

Jones, Roland:

Roland Jones, age 65, of Hazard, KY, died Saturday, January 29, 2005 at Hazard ARH Hospital in Hazard, KY. He was the son of the late John Jones and Lydia Gwin Jones. He is survived by three sisters Susan Miller of Grapevine, KY; Mavery Deaton of Hazard, KY; and Allie Jones of 16 Mile Creek, Ky; three brothers Sanah Roy Jones of Grapevine, KY; Luther Jones of Grapevine, KY; and Renza Jones of Ten Mile Creek, KY; and a host of family and friends. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home, Hazard, KY where family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. on Monday, January 31. Funeral services will be at home Grapevine, KY at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 1. Reverend French Neace and Reverend Holbert Gwin officiating. Interment will be at the Neace Cemetery in Grapevine, KY.

Jones, Rosa:

Rosa Jones, age 81, of Hazard, KY, died Monday, July 25, 2005 at Hazard ARH Hospital in Hazard, KY. She is preceded in death by two sisters Nancy Howard and Ruby Stacy. She is survived by two brothers, Joe Wells and Jerry Wells and a host of nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Funeral was held July 26, 2005. Interment at Wells Family Cemetery in Messer Branch, KY.

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Justice, Hayes:

Hayes Justice, age 70, of Viper, KY, died Friday, July 22, 2005 at Our Lady of the Way Hospital in Martin, KY. He was preceded in death by one son, Normal Ray Justice. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Justice; four daughters Deloris McIntyre, Wilma Justice, Wanda Farmer, and Sharon Faye McKinney; one step-daughter, Connie Lavonne Feltner and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Funeral service was held on July 23, 2005. Interment at Resthaven Cemetery in Jeff, KY.

Kelly, Daskum (Combs):

Daskum (Combs) Kelly, age 87, of Vicco, KY, died Monday, March 7, 2005 at Hazard ARH Hospital in Hazard, KY. She was the daughter of the late Grant Combs and Judy Brashear Combs. She is preceded in death by first husband, Albert Lowe; second husband, Earnest Kelly; and brother, Grant Combs, Jr. She is survived by two daughters Waukesha Sammons of Alabama, and Linda Kay Chapman of Vicco, KY; one son, Paul Gene Kelly of Maineville, OH; two sisters Dalton Miller of Somerset and Dixie Stacy of Vicco, KY; two brothers Dacker Combs of Hazard and Jack Combs of IN; four grandchildren Angela, Ashley, Zachary and Kevin, and two step-grandchildren Kristina and Tim. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Funeral service will be at Maggard Brothers Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, Rev. Ronald Davidson and Rev. Carl Lindsey officiating. Interment will be at the Resthaven Cemetery in Jeff, KY.

Lawson, Mary Ann

Mary Ann Lawson, 66, of Corbin, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2008, at the Oak Tree Hospital in Corbin. She was the mother of Mark Lawson of Smithfield, N.C. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home chapel. Burial will be at Maple Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Ellison Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Published in the Times Tribune from 6/27/2008 - 6/29/2008.

Lewis, Barbara E:

Barbara E. Lewis, age 58, of Scuddy, KY, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at Hazard ARMC in Hazard, KY. She is survived by three daughters Debbie Wooton, Linda Lewis and Sue Cornett; two sons Ricky Lewis and Nicky Lewis; three sisters Bernice, Bessie and Ruth; one brother, Elbert Goney; and 6 grandchildren. Engle-Walker Funeral Home of Hazard, KY in charge of arrangements. Place of burial is Jent Cemetery.

Lewis, Edward:

Edward Lewis, age 74, of Hyden, KY, died Sunday, July 31, 2005 at Mary Breckinridge Hospital in Hazard, KY. He was the son of the late Arthur Lewis and Sally Ann Howard. He is preceded in death by three brothers Lidge, Bill and Charles and two sisters Oda and Elva Lee. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Lewis; three daughters Charlotte Wilder, Teresa Cooper and Kathy Adams; one son, James Dean Couch; five sisters and one special grandchild, John Wiley Couch, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, August 3, 2005. Interment at Howard Family Cemetery in Hyden, KY.

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Lindon, Charity J:

Charity J. Lindon, age 76, of Hazard, KY, died Monday, June 20, 2005, in Lexington, KY. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Lindon and one son, Charles Ray Lindon. She is survived by her five daughters Gloria Cain, Mary Alice Givens, Vivian Clemons, Sharon Lindon, and Lutricia “Tish” Beatty; four sons James “Jim” Rose Lindon, Freddy Lindon, William “Plustie” Lindon, and Bruce Lindon; 22 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment will be at Lick Branch Cemetery in Town Mt., KY.

Little, Billy Ray:

Billy Ray Little, age 54, of Bulan, KY, died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at home. He is survived by one daughter, Genevia Little; one son, Billy Ray Little Jr. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY.

Martin, Jeffrey Lynn:

Jeffrey Lynn Martin: Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 8:26 AM CDT: Jeffrey Lynn Martin, born November 14, 1965, departed this life on Tuesday, August 19, 2008, in Lexington, KY. He was 42 years, nine months and five days of age at the time of his passing. Jeffrey was born in Hazard, KY, the son of Nelson and Vicky Martin. He leaves the following relatives surviving: parents Nelson and Vicky Martin of Happy, KY; wife Olive Martin of Lexington, KY; stepdaughters Renee Miller and Goldie Amburgey of Lexington, KY; brother Scott Martin of Happy, KY; sisters Robyn Martin of Jeff and Pam Martin Boffo of Happy, KY; niece Lauren Martin; nephews Hunter Martin and Mason Johnson, and also a host of other relatives and friends survive. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, August 22, 2008, at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home in Hazard, KY with Glenn Noe officiating. The burial followed in the Francis Branch Cemetery located at Jeff, KY. The visitation was at the funeral home on Thursday, August 21, 2008.

Miller, C J:

C J Miller, age 69, of Bonnyman, KY, died Sunday, May 1, 2005 at Hazard ARH Medical Center in Hazard, KY. He was the son of the late Grant Miller and Eliza Combs. He is preceded in death by grandson, Travis Scott Miller and brother, R.B. Miller. He is survived by his wife Olive Sue Miller; three daughters Mahala Collins, Jeannie Rickerson, and Carolyn Neace; four sons Stanley Miller, Tony Williams, Kenneth Miller, and Chris Williams; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in Hazard, KY. Interment will be at Miller Cemetery in Grapevine, KY.

Miller, Frank "Judge":

Frank “Judge” Miller, age 96, of Hazard, KY, died Monday, July 11, 2005 at Heallen Ellis Hospital in Tarpon Spring, FL. He is preceded in death by his wife, Aileene Miller, two sons Donnie Miller and Frank Lamar Miller and two daughters Wanda Jo Miller and Conda Lee Miller. He is survived by one daughter, Rayma West; daughter-in-law, Pat Miller; one son, Joe Miller; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment at Englewood Cemetery in Christopher, KY.

Miller, Winston K

Winston K. Miller: Published:  Wednesday, September 3, 2008 8:12 AM CDT: Winston K. Miller, 61, of Lost Creek, KY, died Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center, Hazard, KY. He was the son of the late Willie Miller and the late Lillian Miller. He is survived by his wife, Helen Miller; daughters Belinda Lynn Miller and Kayla Michelle Miller; sons Timothy W. Miller and Jeffrey P. Miller; sisters Jeanette Claywell, Mary Hillard and Vivian Hecmick; brother Jimmy Miller and two grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Mountain View Chapel of Hazard, KY where the family received friends on Saturday, August 20, 2008 with the funeral service following with Roy Johnson officiating. Nascar Road Cemetery in Bonnyman was the place of burial. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Buckhorn Lake Presbyterian Church, 300 Buckhorn Lane, Buckhorn, KY 41721. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

Napier, Charlie John:

Charlie John Napier, age 46, of Chavies, KY, died Monday, May 21, 2005 at U.K. Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Napier; one daughter, Crystal; two sons Wesley Farmer and Charles Joel. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment will be at Chavies Cemetery in Chavies, KY.

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Newman Abner:

Abner Newman, age 57, of Hazard, KY, died Tuesday, August 2, 2005 at Hazard ARH Hospital in Hazard, KY. He was the some of the late John Newman and Judy Fields Newman Adams. He is survived by his one daughter, Anna L. Smith; one son, Johnny Newman; one brother, Arnold Newman; and five grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Funeral service was held on Thursday, August 4, 2005. Interment at Kilburn Cemetery in Viper, KY.

Noplis, Virginia:

Published: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 8:14 AM CDT: Virginia Noplis, born June 21, 1928, departed this life on Monday, September 1, 2008, at the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center. She was 80 years, two months and 10 days of age at the time of her passing. She was born in Perry County, KY, the daughter of the late Martin Pelfrey and the late Lilly Smith Pelfrey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Noplis; brother Ishmael Pelfrey; sister Marie Kennedy; great grandchild Chloe Skyler Hall and one son-in-law, Merle Cox. She leaves the following relative surviving: son Ronnie Noplis of Hazard, KY; daughters Wanda Pinson and Donald of Sidney, Ky., Connie Cox of Hazard, KY and Tammy Kull and Steve of Frankfort, KY; brothers Darrell Pelfrey and Willard Pelfrey of Berea, KY. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. A memorial service was held on Thursday, September 4, 2008, at the Engle-Walker Perry County Chapel on Morton Blvd. with Rev. James Hamblin officiating. The visitation was held at the chapel on Thursday evening.

Pennington, Laura Morris:

Laura (Morris) Pennington, age 74, of Krypton, KY, died Monday, July 25, 2005 at Hazard ARH Hospital in Hazard, KY. She is preceded in death by her husband, Russell Pennington. She is survived by three daughters Sally G. Colwell, Ruby Stidham, and Barbara Sumner; three sons Bertis Baker, Eligie Pennington, and Ronald A. Pennington; a host of grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in Hazard, KY. Funeral was held July 28, 2005. Interment at Howard Cemetery in Trace Branch Road, KY.

Philon, Bobbie Jane:

Bobbie Jane Philon, age 61, of Lexington, KY, died Saturday, May 7, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital of Lexington, KY. She is survived by her husband, Wallace Philon; two daughters Katherine Hagans and Mariko Hagans; one son, Larry Keith Earl Philon; one sister, Mollie Mae Higgins; one brother, Lawrence Hagins, Jr; and 5 grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment at Christian Cemetery in Red Fox, KY.

Pratt, Joe Bernard:

Joe Bernard Pratt, age 58 of Monticello (formerly of Leatherwood, KY ), passed away on Friday, January 14,at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. He was the son of Maerine Field Pratt and the late Ernest Pratt. He is survived by his spouse, Carolyn Miniard Pratt of Monticello, daughters Karen Pratt and Miranda (Jamie) Catron both of Monticello, sisters Janis Pratt Davis of St. Simons Island, GA; and Joyce Pratt of Brunswick, GA; and one brother, William Jack Pratt of Hazard, KY. He was a army veteran from the Vietnam era and retired from Arch Mineral. Mr. Pratt was a member of the Elk Spring Baptist Church of Monticello and a member of the Nolan Lodge #806 of Pine Mountain, KY. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 17, at the Hoyt G. Hickey & Son Funeral Home in Monticello, KY, Brother Stan Stevenson and Brother Charles Shepherd officiating. Masonic Service will be held 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Monticello Lodge #431. Military honors - honor guard from Ft. Campbell. Viewing will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday evening and Monday until service. Burial will be at the Elk Spring Cemetery.

Reynolds, Glois June:

Glois June Reynolds, Published: Wednesday, September 3, 2008 8:12 AM CDT, Glois June Reynolds, 73, of Vicco, KY, died Monday, August 25 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, KY,. She was the daughter of the late Frank Fields and the late Latefa Mullins. She is preceded in death by her husband, Don Reynolds. She is survived by one daughter, Donna and Charlie Hendrix; sons Freddy and Shirley Reynolds, Stevie Reynolds and Tony Reynolds; sister Hilda and Tom Pierce; brothers Frankie and Brenda Fields and Christopher and Joyce Fields; grandchildren Dougie Reynolds and Ann Lisa Sexton; great great grandchildren Dylan Duncan, Latefa Duncan, and Pandora Reynolds. She is also survived by special friends Rocky Pelphrey, Greg Rodgers, Peggy Hurley, Lisa Smith and Kris and Mary Bowling. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home. The visitation was held Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at the Vicco Church of God. The funeral service was at the church on Thursday, August 28, 2008, with Danny Ray Reynolds officiating. Interment was at Roark-Reynolds Cemetery in Kodak, KY.

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Reynolds, Ruth Wooton:

Ruth Wooton Reynolds, age 72, of Hazard, KY, died Sunday, June 19, 2005 at Hazard ARH Medical Center. She is survived by five sisters Ruby Caudill, Barbara Collins, Eva Cornett, Mary Elizabeth Cummins and Betty Friley; and three brothers Billy Ray Wooton, Jesse Wooton and Dave Wooton. Engle-Walker Funeral Home of Hazard, KY, in charge of arrangements. Place of burial Brewer Cemetery, Leslie County.

Reynolds, Skyler Roy Keith

Skyler Roy Keith Reynolds, the infant son of Roy Reynolds and Kathern Wooton, died Monday, August 4, 2008, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center, Hazard, KY. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, JoAnn Reynolds; maternal grandmothers Molly Wooton and Maggie Colwell; maternal grandfathers A.J. Fugate, Edward Wooton and Herman Stidham, and one great uncle, J.J. Marion Reynolds. He leaves the following relatives surviving: father Roy Eugene Reynolds of Busy, KY; mother Kathern Elsie Irene Wooton of Busy, KY; paternal grandfather Roy Jones of Viper, KY; paternal grandmothers Donna Reynolds of Lothair and Dixie Fletcher of Viper, KY; paternal great grandfather Russell Reynolds of Litt Carr, Ky.; maternal grandfathers Finley Wooton, Jr. of Busy, KY and Allen Collins of Busy, KY; maternal grandmothers Zelpha Collins of Busy, KY and Diana Wooton of Busy, KY; aunts Molly Wooton, Lisa Colwell, Prudy Griffith and Deseray Wooton; uncles Carl Reynolds, Finley Wooton, Cody Wooton, Nicholas Wooton, Edward Wooton and Ethan Wooton. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at the Hickory Gap Pentecostal Church with Rev. Larry Gross officiating. The burial followed in the Campbell Cemetery at Busy, KY. The visitation was at the church on Wednesday, August 6, 2008. Engle-Walker Funeral Home of Hazard was in charge of arrangements.

Riddle, Madelyn:

Madelyn Riddle: Published: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 9:02 AM CDT: Ms. Madelyn Riddle, born November 25, 1923, departed this life on Monday, August 11 at the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center, Hazard, KY. She was 84 years, eight months and 26 days of age at the time of her passing. She was born in Lothair the daughter of the late Charles Monroe Riddle and the late Louraniah Campbell Riddle. She was a life-long resident of Perry County, KY and was a long time employee of Jerry’s restaurant in Hazard, KY. She is preceded in death by five brothers: Norval, Olbert, Odis, Charles and James Riddle. She leaves the following relatives surviving: three sisters, Loretta Sturgeon of Las Vegas, Nevada, Betty Sparkman of Cromona, Ky. and Shirley Stacy Wallick of Peoria, Az.; special friends Debbie Hall of Lothair, KY and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends survive. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, August 14, 2008 at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home on East Main Street with Shirley Combs officiating. The burial followed in the Resthaven Cemetery located at Jeff, KY. The visitation was at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 13, 2008.

Roark, Michael Erie:

Michael Erie Roark, age 44, of Hazard, KY, died Monday, March 14, 2005 at home in Hazard. He is survived by his wife, Jayne Roark; mother, Janice Alexander of Hazard; one step-son, Brian Allen Carter of Lexington; and one sister, Sondra Smith of Hazard. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY.

Roberts, Franklin D:

Franklin D. Roberts, 69, of Hazard, KY, passed away on January 17, 2005 at Hazard Medical Center. He is the son of the late Decoursey Roberts and Lillia Mae Barker. He retired from L&N Railroad. Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife Denita Sue Roberts, two daughters Jenny Feltner of Hazard and Debbie Mobley of Lexington, son Dennis Roberts of Hazard. He is also survived by eight grandchildren Melanie, Jason, Todd, Lynsey, Nikki, Allison, Tanner and Bailey and one great-grandchild, Matthew. Roberts is also survived by one brother Harold Roberts and Two sisters Loris Turner and Doris Eldridge and a host of nieces and nephews all of Ohio. Along with a special friend Jimmie Pollard and many others. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2005 at the Maggard Brothers Funeral Chapel in Hazard. Burial will be at the Curt Napier Cemetery in Lotts Creek, KY, Reverend Clell Miller and WV Deaton officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Weds January 19th. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Ross, Mabel Loraine:

Mabel Loraine Ross, age 86, of London, KY, died Friday, April 22, 2005 at the Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin, KY. She is survived by one step-daughter, Carole Rodriquez; four step-sons J. R. Ross, Duke Ross, Ronnie Niederkorn and Mike Fears; 16 step-grandchildren and 13 great-step-grandchildren, 6 nieces and 6 nephews. Engle-Walker Funeral Home of Hazard, KY, in charge of arrangements. Place of burial Ross Cemetery in Beattyville, KY.

Sego, Minnie L.:

Published: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 8:14 AM CDT: Mrs. Minnie L. Sego born October 3, 1919 departed this life on September 5, 2008 at the age of 88 years, 11 months and 2 days old. She was born in Breathitt County, Kentucky the daughter of the late James Kelly Lawson and the late Rosa Adams Lawson. By occupation she was a housekeeper and was self-employed. Minnie was preceded in death by her parents: James and Rosa Lawson; husband: Jesse Sego; nine brothers and three sisters. She leaves surviving the following relatives: two sons: Steve A. Sego and wife Anna of Stanford, Ky., Jim Sego and wife Viola of Deputy, In.; daughter: Pamela Spencer and Husband Robert of Combs, Ky., brother: Joe Lawson and wife Shirley of Mt. Vernon, Ky., sister: Jane Smith and husband Dean of Venice, Fl., sister-in-law: Mavy Lawson of Hamilton, Ohio also survived by 6 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie L. Sego will be held at 1:00 p.m. - Monday - September 8, 2008 at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home Chapel on 301 E. Main St. with Kenny Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery under the direction of the Engle-Walker Funeral Home Staff. Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Sunday- September 7, 2008 at the funeral home chapel. You may send your condolences at www.englewalkerfuneralhome.com

Shepherd, Josephine Fitzpatrick:

Josephine Fitzpatrick Shepherd passed away August 16, 2008. She was born January 10, 1916 in Whitesburg, Ky. to the late Dr. John D. Fitzpartick and Eunice Baker Fitzpatrick. Josephine was retired from Pet Dairy in Hazard, Ky. She has resided in Lexington and Harlan since leaving Hazard. She received great pleasure from her family, friends and pets. As a member of the First Baptist Church of Hazard, she gave her time, talents and love serving anyway she could. Josephine was also a member of the Hazard Chapter of the D.A.R. During over 30 years of membership to the Garden Club of Perry Co., she served in many offices and committees. Josie was also a member of Kentucky Preceptor Phi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and XI PSI Chapter. She served in many offices including President and on many committees. She was also given the honor of being named girl of the year. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son: John Ogden Shepherd; her husband: William Ogden Shepherd; a sister: Pauline F. Russell; brothers: John D. Fitzpatrick, Thomas Y. Fitzpatrick and James Fitzpatrick. She leaves surviving a sister-in-law: Ruby S. Fitzpatrick of Lexington, Ky.; two granddaughters: Shelley Brashear of Hazard, Ky., Debbie Watson of Nicholasville, Ky.; two grandsons: John W. Shepherd, Richard W. Shepherd. Also surviving her niece: Pamela R. Mize and husband Larry of Harlan, Ky.; nephews: James R. Fitzpatrick and wife Jane of Lexington, Ky.; John D. Fitzpatrick and wife Ginny of Hazard, Ky.; Thomas Fitzpatrick and wife Jackie of Richmond, Ky.; Thomas Y. Fitzpatrick and wife Gretchen of Keyport, NJ; John David Fitzpatrick and wife Leslie of Waynesville, Oh. She leaves behind many great grandchildren and great nieces, and nephews as well as many family and friends.  Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Fitzpatrick Shepherd will be 2 p.m Tue. at Engle-Walker Perry Chapel-320 Morton Blvd., Hazard, Ky., with Rev. Charles H. Douglas officiating. Visitation will begin at 12 noon Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at the Resthaven Cemetery located at Jeff, Ky.

Shepherd, Maggie Witt:

Maggie (Witt) Shepherd, age 68, of Smilax, KY, died Monday, February 7, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, KY. She was the daughter of the late Johnny Witt and the late Nancy Lewis Williams. She is survived by her husband, Joe Shepherd; one son, Marcus Shepherd of Smilax, KY; one sister, Mallie Kilburn of Yeddiss, KY; one brother, James Williams of Smilax, KY; one grandson, Jonathan Shepherd of Smilax, KY; one granddaughter, Misty Pool of London, KY; mother-in-law, Mary Shepherd of Crab Orchard, Ky; and a host of nieces and nephews, family members and friends. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY, where family will receive friends from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, February 9. Funeral service will be at Full Gospel Church of Jesus Christ at 2: 00 p.m., Thursday, February 10, Reverend Billy Joe Lewis officiating. Interment will be at the Full Gospel Cemetery in Smilax, KY.

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Shepherd, Pearlie Joseph:

Pearlie Joseph Shepherd, age 72, of London, KY, passed away on January 13, 2005 at the Marymount Medical Center in London, KY. She was the daughter of the late Reason Joseph and Carry Sina Adams Joseph. She is preceded in death by her sister Artha Woods, brothers Elsia Joseph, Ora Joseph, Paul Joseph, Silas Joseph, and Ranson Joseph. She is survived by her husband Ruben Shepherd of London, KY; children Elihue Shepherd; Chad Shepherd both of Clay City, KY; Lavern Jameson, Josephine Warner, Arthur Shepherd, Stephanie Shepherd of London, KY and Mary Jarvis Hinkly of Minnesota. She is also survived by brothers Lawrence Joseph of Viper, KY; Chester Joseph of Happy, KY; and sisters Delsia Lewis of Keavy, KY; and Viola Cornette of Arkansas; 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Visitation is Saturday, January 15, at 6 p.m. at the House-Rawlings Funeral Home in London, KY. Services will be held on Sunday, January 16 at 1 p.m. Burial will be at the Shepherd Family Cemetary in London, KY.

Shively, Patricia:

Patricia Shively, age 65, of Hazard, KY, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at Hazard Nursing Home in Hazard, KY. She is survived by her mother, Flossie Combs Couch and one son, Jerry Shively. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment will be at Combs Family Cemetery in Upper 2nd Creek, KY.

Shuler, John W:

John W. Shuler: Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 8:26 AM CDT: John W. Shuler, 69, of Kingsport, Tn., passed away Monday, May 5, 2008 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. John was born September 12, 1938 in Franklin, N.C. a son of the late Sam and Daisy Shuler and had resided in Kingsport, TN for the past 36 years. He was employed by Embarq - Star Construction Co. and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Zoelle Campbell Shuler; two daughters, Drew Wilson and Carson Begley. He is also survived by a special father-in-law and mother-in-law Morris and Polinia Campbell; brother-in-law Michael Campbell and nephews Wes Campbell and Brandon Campbell, all of Hazard, KY. You may sign the guest book by visiting www.mem.com and share your thoughts and memories with our family.

Smith, Lawrance E:

Lawrance E. Smith, age 40, of Buckhorn, KY, died Saturday, July 9, 2005 at HWY 28 in Chavies, KY. He is survived by his mother, Geraldine Smith; two sons Kelvin Smith and Michael Smith. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment at Campbell - Stidham in Rockhouse, KY.

Smith, Mary "Maggie"

Mary “Maggie” Smith, age 76, of Linefork, Ky., passed away Monday, August 5, 2008, at the Hazard Nursing Home, Hazard, KY. She was a member of the Defeated Creek Old Regular Baptist Church in Letcher County, KY. She is survived by her daughter, Venetia Hamilton of Viper; sons Keith and Grover Smith of Linefork, KY; eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many family and friends. The funeral services were conducted Friday, August 8, 2008, at the Defeated Creek Old Regular Baptist Church in Letcher County, KY with Old Regular Baptist preachers officiating. Burial was at the Lewis and Smith Cemetery in Letcher County, KY. The visitation was held Thursday, August 7, 2008, at the church. In lieu of flowers, please make all donations to the Smith family. Brashear - Callahan Funeral Home of Viper, KY was in charge of arrangements.

Smith, Mattie H Horne:

Mattie H. (Horne) Smith, age 87, of Hazard, KY, died Friday, July 15, 2005 at Hazard Nursing Home in Hazard, KY. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Bruce Smith, three brothers and one sister. She is survived by one daughter, Jayne Wesley Squires; two sons Jerry Ronald Smith and Jon Bruce Smith; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Funeral was held July 17, 2005. Interment at Riverside Cemetery in Hazard, KY.

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Smith, Nora Campbell:

Nora Campbell Smith, age 78, of Clay City, KY, died Thursday, June 30, 2005 at home. She is survived by four daughters Irene Eber, Magalene Campbell, Kathleen Jones, and Stella Jean Campbell; five sons James Alvin Campbell, Herbert Campbell, Mitchell Campbell, Faron Campbell, and Denver Ray Campbell; 23 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment will be at Campbell Cemetery in Rowdy, KY.

Spicer, Johnny Mann:

Johnny Mann Spicer, age 33, of Hazard, KY, died Sunday, May 1, 2005 at Hazard ARH Medical Center in Hazard, KY. He is preceded in death by hi father, Samuel Spicer. He is survived by his wife, Linda Delk Spencer; mother, Carrie Hensley; one daughter, Brittany Nicole Neace; one sister, Patricia Hensley of Combs, KY; three brothers Roy Hensley, Charles Hensley, and Samuel Roger Spencer. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment will be at Neace Cemetery in Strongs Branch, KY.

Stacy Emma Jean:

Emma Jean Stacy, age 66, of Cincinnati, OH, died Thursday, June 22, 2005 at home. She is survived by one son, M.K. Combs; special friend, Jim Hall; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment will be at Combs Family Cemetery in Jeff, KY.

Stacy, Floyd:

Floyd Stacy, age 63, of Hazard, KY, died Thursday, May 12, 2005 at Hazard ARMC in Hazard, KY. He is survived by one daughter, Tammy “Dee” Stacy; one son, Rick Stacy, three sisters Shelby Jean Grigsby, Ethel Campbell, and Doris Combs; one brother, Jay Coomer; one granddaughter, Megan Williams. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment will be at Resthaven Cemetery in Jeff, KY. Herbert Couch, age 66, of Hazard, KY, died Thursday, May 5, 2005 at home. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Couch; three sons Lonnie Couch, Bobby Couch and Christian Ritchie; three sisters Maggie Sexton, Mable Frailey, and Fanny Taylor; three brothers Religh Couch, Freddie Couch, and Glen Couch; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment at Jent Cemetery in Upper 2nd Creek, KY.

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Stacy, Melda:

Melda Stacy, age 89, of Hazard, KY, died Friday, February 11, 2005 at home in Hazard, KY. She was the daughter of the late Noah Noble and Lucy Noble. She is preceded in death by her husband Ira Stacy. She is survived by her five daughters Verna Adkins, Betty Epple and Letty F. Knapp all of Ravenna, OH, Josephine Kurtz of Mocksville, NC, and Nancy Napier of Hazard, KY; three sons Ira Stacy Jr. of Marion, OH, Donnie Stacy of Bonnyman, KY, and Danny Stacy of Ravenna, OH. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Funeral service will be at the Maggard Brothers Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 14, Rev. Barry Hamilton officiating. Interment will be at the Noble Cemetery in Rowdy, KY.

Standafer, Bill:

Bill Standafer, age 70, of Avawam, KY, died Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at Hazard ARH Medical Center. He is survived by one daughter, Barbara Standafer; one son, Jody Standafer; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment at Kilburn Cemetery in Avawam, KY.

Standafer, Henry B:

Henry B. Standafer, 78, of Corbin, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2005 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Banks Standafer, his parents, Moss and Evelyn Standafer, a granddaughter melissa Combs, and two brothers, Charles Standafer and Paul Standafer. He is survived by his daughter, Sherry Combs of Lexington, KY; his son Richard Standafer of Ogden, Utah; three grandchildren Kim Combs, John Combs and Jennifer Salah; thre great-grandchildren Emily, Wake and Chad; two brothers Ezra Standafer; four sisters Geraldine Napier, Maude Deaton, Joyce Buckner, and Janice Standafer; and several neices and nephews, family and friends. Hart Funeral Home of Corbin, Ky in charge of arrangements. Interment at the Riverside Cemetery in Hazard, KY. Courtesy of Engle-Walker Funeral Home of Hazard, KY.

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Standafer, Susie:

Susie Standafer, age 70, of Hazard, KY, died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at Hazard Medical Center in Hazard, KY. She was the daughter of the late Harrison Baker and Vice Campbell. She is survived by her husband Oberine Standafer; three daughters Barbara Gail Morris, Elizabeth Jane Bryant, and Doris Kay Johnson; two sons Randall Couch and Paul Edward Couch; Seven sisters Ada Lee Gray, Fanny Tully, Gertie Oliver, Nancy Hubble, Ella Jane Creech, Rita Faye Wilhoyte and Ann Laprad; three brothers Paul Baker, Hiarm Oliver, and Harve Oliver; 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY, where family will receive friends from 6 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, March 3. Funeral service will be at the Maggard Brothers Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 4, M.B. Feltner officiating. Interment will be at Couch Cemetery in Brownsfork, KY.

Underwood, Louise Gayheart

Louise Gayheart Underwood Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2008 8:17 AM CDT Mrs. Louise Gayheart Underwood, age 72, passed away Monday, June 23 in Louisville, Kentucky. She was born at Dwarf, Kentucky, and was a member of the Dwarf Baptist Church. She was the former head bookkeeper for Heleringers Furniture. Louise was also president of the Concerned Families of Hazelwood and liaison between State Government and Hazelwood ICF/MR. Over the years she had worked closely with five governors and earned the respect of newly elected officials. Many times she has pulled strings to halt legislation that would have undermined quality of life for people with disabilities. As special projects director and “the voice” of Hazelwood Center, she has helped transform Kentucky into a national leader in mental retardation services. Dr. Henry Hood, director of the Underwood and Lee Clinic, said “I have never met anyone that holds a candle to Louise Underwood.” The Velvet Hammer, according to Dr. Hood, still makes politicians “quake in their boots.” He asked her how she swayed them, year after year, and she answered: “Simply, you just don’t let up.”  Louise was preceded in death by her parents: Chester Arthur and Mollie Everage Gayheart, and brothers: Bill and Dickie Gayheart. She leaves surviving the following relatives: loving husband of 47 years: Samuel H. Underwood of Louisville, KY, only sister: Juanita Gayheart Duff of Air Port Gardens, KY; nieces: Barbara Ann Dixon of Louisville, KY, Michelle Dixon of Louisville, KY, Natasha Dixon Marlow & Todd of Louisville, KY, Donna Kaye Gayheart of Lotts Creek, KY, nephews: Elijah “Eli” Dixon of Louisville, KY, Jack Gayheart & Judy of Xenia, OH, William Brook Miller of Lexington, KY, including Ray Underwood of Louisville, KY, special friend: Leroy Parnell of Louisville, KY, best friend: Kathleen Miller of Vest, KY, and of course her beloved dog: Ranger. Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Gayheart Underwood were held Saturday, June 28 at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home at 301 East Main St.-Hazard, KY with Rev. Larry N. Keaton officiating. Burial followed at the Engle Cemetery in Trace Branch, KY, she was be buried beside her parents. Visitation was Wednesday, June 25 at the Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home at 2114 West Market St. Louisville, KY, and Friday, June 27 at the Engle Walker Funeral Home in Hazard, KY. The following werved as pallbearers: Kelly Boggs, Dr. Henry Hood, Farris William, Bill Dixon, Todd Marlow, Dr. Matt Holder and Leroy Parnell.

Wagers, Sharon Jean Campbell:

Sharon Jean Campbell Wagers: Published: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 9:02 AM CDT: Sharon Jean Campbell Wagers, 57, formerly of Perry County, KY, died Sunday, August 10, 2008 at her residence in Nicholasville, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Gene Baker and the late Edith Pratt. She is preceded in death by two brothers. She is survived by two daughters, Tammy Slatten and Jane and Todd Shultz.; sister Connie Baker; half-sister Kaye; half-brothers Ronnie and Donnie; grandchildren Justin Brewer, Becky Shultz, Michael Shultz and Caleb Slatten. She was also survived by one great grandchild, Maddie Brewer. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard where the family received friends on Wednesday, August 13, 2008. The funeral service was at the funeral home on Thursday, August 14, 2008 with JP Couch and Charles Morris officiating. Interment was at Jamison Cemetery located at Coal Harbor, KY.

Watts, Ethel:

Ethel Watts, age 93, of Bulan, KY, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at home in Bulan, KY due to a house fire. She is survived by 1 daughter Diane Brown; 2 grandchildren Denise Robertson and Micheal J. Brown and 3 great grandchildren Whitney Brown, Alayna Robertson, and Aidan Robertson. Arrangements are being handled by MAGGARD BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME of HAZARD, KY.

Watts, John:

John Watts, age 74, of Haw River, N.C. died Friday, February 4, 2005 at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, N.C.. He was the son of the late Vanzel and Alpha Cornett. He is preceded in death by five brothers Bethal Watts, Otis Watts, Williams Watts, Darrel Watts, and J.P. Watts. He is survived by his wife, Matta (Marie) Brashear Watts; two daughters Darleen J. Church of Haw River, N.C. and honorary daughter Debbie Watts of Louisville, KY; one son, Terry L. Watts of Rolling Prairie, IN; three sisters Lena Morgan of Viper, KY, Sally Caudill of Viper, KY and Dora Ward of Lynchburg, VA; and two brothers Robert Watts of London, KY and Randolph Watts of Hamilton, OH. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home, Hazard, KY, where family will receive friends from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, February 6. Funeral service will be at the Maggard Brothers Chapel at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 7. Reverend Arnold Branson, JR officiating. Interment will be at Roy Brashear Cemetery in Viper, KY.

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Whitaker, Dixie Lessie:

Dixie Lessie Whitaker, age 66 of Hazard, KY died Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at Hazard Medical Center. She is the daughter of the late Earn Minix and Myrtle Montgomery Minix. She is preceded in death by her daughters Marsha Whitaker and Mary Whitaker, son Floyd Whitaker, and two sisters Opal Manns and Glenna Faye Maupin. She is survived by her husband, Jack Whitaker; daughter Patricia (Trish) Whitaker of Grapevine, KY; two sons Boyd Whitaker and Jesse Whitaker both of Grapevine, KY; two sisters Hattie Campbell of North Judson, IN and Phyllis Gross of Jackson, KY; four brothers Ocie Rowe of Tuson, AZ; Floyd Carson Rowe; Hillard James Minix; and Bobby Ray Minix all of North Judson, IN; grandson Ryan Chase Whitaker and a host of nieces and nephews. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, January 14, and 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, January 15. Funeral service will be at the Maggard Brothers Chapel at 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 16, with Reverend Tommy Williams and reverend Norvell Gambill officiating. Interment will be at the Whitaker Cemetary in Grapevine, KY.

White, Anthony Charles:

Anthony Charles White, age 24, of Combs, KY, died Sunday, May 1, 2005. He is survived by his parents Billy Wayne White and Debbie Noble; two sisters Sandra Elaine Sebastian and Danielle White; one brother, Pearl Wayne White; paternal grandmother, Marie White, and one nephew, Caeden Delane Sebastian. Engle-Walker Funeral Home of Hazard, KY, in charge of arrangements. Place of burial Sizemore and White Cemetery in Combs, KY. Thelma Warner, age 82, of Hazard, KY, died Thursday, May 5, 2005 at Hazard ARMC. She is preceded in death by her husband, William Warner; parents, Beckham Davidson and May Combs; and one son, Richard Beckham. She is survived by three sisters Ethel Lee, Norma Jean Combs and Kathleen Wallace; one brother, Charles Davidson and a host of nieces and nephews. Engle-Walker Funeral Home of Hazard, KY, in charge of arrangements. Place of burial Riverside Cemetery in Hazard, KY.

White, Margaret Ann:

Published: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 8:14 AM CDT: Margaret Ann White, born April 2, 1934, departed this life on Thursday, September 4, 2008, at the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center. She was 74 years, five months and two days of age at the time of her passing. She was born at Meadow Branch, KY, the daughter of the late Riley Morris and the late Virgie Campbell Morris. She was a retired nurse’s aid from the Hazard ARH and a life long resident of Perry County, KY. She was also a member of the Buckhorn Church of God. She enjoyed quilting, going to church and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her sister, Edna Vires. She leaves the following relatives surviving: husband Tom White of Yerkes; daughter Rhonda Roberts of Yerkes; sisters Peggy Sizemore of Austin, In., Helen Hoskins of Milan, Mi. and Linday White of Austin, In. She is also survived by four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a host of other realtives and many friends.


Wilcox, Clara Mae Forsythe:

Clara Mae Forsythe Wilcox, age 87, of Hazard, KY, died Friday, February 25, 2005 at her residence in Hazard, KY. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Charles N. Wilcox; two sons Preston Leach Forsythe of Browder, KY and Noel Ray Forsythe of Auburn, AL; one stepson Charles N. Wilcox II of Smilax, KY; 5 grandchildren and also a host of other relatives and friends. Engle-Walker Funeral Home of Hazard, KY in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be Sunday evening, February 27, at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home from 6 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 28 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hazard First Baptist Church in Hazard, KY. There will also be visitation on Tuesday, March 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Browder Missionary Baptist Church in Browder, KY and the funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m., Rev. Dr. Rickey Ray officiating. Place of burial will be the Rosehill Cemetery at Central City, KY.

Williams, Bethel

Bethel Williams: Published: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 9:02 AM CDT: Bethel Williams, 84, of Hazard, KY, died Sunday, August 17, 2008 at Hazard Nursing Home. She was the wife of Ben Williams and the daughter of I.D. Dixon and Effie Combs Dixon. She worked as a nurse for over 40 years at the Hazard hospital, Mt. Mary Hospital and the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center. She is survived by one daughter, Sandra and Reenie Feltner; grandson Scott Feltner; granddaughter Marcia and Kevin Ward; great granddaughter Dancia Ward; sisters Mallie Elrod and Nancy Harvey; brothers John Dixon, Lee Dixon and Carlen Dixon. She is preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Ben Williams; parents I.D. and Effie Dixon and brothers Ralph, Edgar, Corbett and Charles Dixon. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY where the family received friends on Tuesday, August 19, 2008. The funeral service will be at the funeral home at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 20, 2008, with James Hamblin officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Hazard, KY.

Williams, David:

David Williams: Published: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 9:02 AM CDT: David Williams, 55, of the Exeter Community in Wise County, Va., was born in Hazard, KY on Tuesday, November 4, 1952 and passed away Monday, August 11, 2008 at his home. He had been living in Exeter, KY for the past 22 years. He formerly worked as a roust about on an oil rig. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Evelyn Mullins Williams. He is survived by his wife, Linda Williams; sons Joey Woods and Summer of Mosheim, Tn. and Christopher Williams and wife Felicia of Hazard, KY; daughters Amanda Johnson and husband Rodney of Hazard, KY and Elizabeth Weston and husband Jamie of Jonesville, Va.; grandchildren Ashley Johnson, Aeriel Williams, Nick Johnson, Haley Woods, Brook Woods, Kayla Weston, Tiffany Williams and future granddaughter; brother Phillip Wayne Williams and wife Kathy of Kentucky and two sisters, Phyllis Coots and husband Benny of Hazard, KY and Lenora Smith and husband Larry of Lebanon, In. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. The funeral service was conducted Thursday, August 14, 2008, at the Province Funeral Home Sanctuary in Pennington Gap, Va. with Will Parsons officiating. Burial followed at the Thompson Settlement Cemetery in Jonesville, Va. Visitation was Wednesday, August 13 at the funeral home. This obituary appears courtesy of Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in Hazard, KY.

Williams, Hudairl "Buster"

Hudairl “Buster” Williams, age 68, of Cornettsville, KY, passed away Monday, July 28, 2008. He is survived by five sons, Joseph and James, both of Christopher, KY, Billy of Asher, Ky., Tommy of Cornettsville, KY and Jordan of Hazard, KY; daughter Jean Williams of Cornettsville, KY; 12 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, five brothers and three sisters. Visitation was held Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at the Brashear-Callahan Funeral Home in Viper, KY. Funeral service were conducted Thursday, July 31, 2008 at the funeral home. Interment was at Spencer Cemetery. Brashear-Callahan Funeral Home of Viper, Ky. was in charge of arrangements.

Williams, Jessie Mae (Collins):

Jessie Mae (Collins) Williams, age 80, of Krypton, KY, died Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at Hazard ARH Medical Center. She is preceded in death by her husband and one daughter. She is survived by two daughters Vernice Williams and Joyce Duff; two sons Clarence Williams and Johnny Williams; 14 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY. Interment at Collins-Williams Cemetery in Krypton, KY.

Wooten, Cora Woods:

Cora Woods Wooten, age 83, of Pine Top Road, London, KY, passed away Monday, February 7, 2005 at her residence. She was the widow of Russell Wooten. The mother of Shirley Ann Wooten Miller and Glen of Dayton, OH; Charlotte Lee Wooten Simpson and John Wayne of London, KY; The sister of Herbert Woods, Kermit Woods, Edwin Woods Thousandsticks, KY; Wallace Woods of Hyden, KY; Beulah Woods, Magdeline Osborne, Genevieve Gills all of London, KY; Elizabeth Keen of Middletown, PH; and Kenneth Young of Moraine City, OH. Funeral services for Cora Woods Wooten will be conducted at 12 noon, Thursday, February 10 at the House -Rawlings Funeral Home with Brother John Asher and Brother Davis Sizemore officiating. Burial will follow in the Wooten Family Cemetery. The family of Cora Woods Wooten will receive friends at House-Rawlings Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 9, 2005.

Young, Geneva

Geneva Young: Published: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 9:02 AM CDT: Geneva Young, 84, of Hazard, KY, died Sunday, August 17, 2008 at the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Elzy P. Adkins and the late Mary Stidham. She is preceded in death by her husband, E.J. Young. She is survived by two daughters, Sherron McIntosh of Chavies and Jennifer Haddix of Hazard, KY; sisters Faye Wallace of Kingston, Tn. and Caroline Sexton of Oak Ridge, Tn.; brother Alfred Adkins of Clinton, Tn. She is also survived by four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, KY where the family received friends on Monday, August 18, 2008. The funeral service was conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 with Mark Tabata officiating. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Hazard, KY.

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