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Boonie Burke
and Piney Bentley

Boonie Burke b 14 Dec 1922 d 28 Dec 2006 McRoberts, Letcher Co KY; s/o Simon Burke and Martha Tackett. Boonie Burke m. Pina Bentley b abt 1925 d 4 Jul 2003; d/o George Bentley and Montana Mont Potter. Children of Boonie Burke and Pina Bentley;

1. John L Burke (deceased)

2. Georgia Burke; m. Hubert Daniels

3. Mona Burke; m. Male Feeback.

4. Dilley Burke

5. Richard Burke b abt 1962 d 13 Jun 2018; m. Regina Unknown. Children of Richard Burke and Regina Unknown;

i. Brandie Burke; m. Brandon Pittman

ii. Sandy Burke

iii. Anna Burke; m. Leslie Bentley

iv. Breeanna Burke; m. Billy Young.

6. Marcella Burke b 19 Mar 1950 d 10 Aug 1989; m. Melvin Willard Gann. Children of Melvin Willard Gann and Marcella Burke;

i. Denton Willard Hill b 19 Oct 1971 Hammond, Lake Co IN d 13 Apr 2013 Empire, Walker Co AL; buried Little Vine Cemetery, Creel, Walker Co AL; m. Bonnie J Poore b 18 May 1970; d/o Calvin Jackson Poore and I V Unknown.

ii. Buddy Gann

iii. Frank Hill

iv. Terry Gann

v. Susan Gann; m. Dooley Poore

vi. Sharron Gann; m. Male Miller

vii. Nikkie Gann; m. Male Brown

viii. Jenny Gann; m. Male King

7. Reba Jean Burke; m. David Bly Fields

8. Ernest Burke; m. Billy Gene Unknown.

9. Peggy Sue Burke b 9 Jun 1959 Jenkins, KY d 14 Feb 2018 UK Hospital, Lexington, Fayette Co KY; buried Potter Family Cemetery, Jackhorn, KY; m. Male Smith

10. Irene Burke b abt 1954 d Fri., 11 Aug 2006 Portage IN; m. Steve Szakacz. Children of Steve Szakacz and Irene Burke;

i. Steve Szakacz

ii. Jeffrey Szakacz

Irene Burke m. Male Bastin. Children of Male Bastin and Irene Burke;

i. Debra Lynn Bastin

ii. John Basint; m. Luz Unknown

iii. William Basint

iv. Fred Bastin.


Obituary: Peggy Sue Burke Smith
9 Jun 1959 - 14 Feb 2018

Peggy Sue Burke Smith "Granny", age 58, of Jackhorn, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, February 14,2018 at the University of Kentucky Hospital of Lexington, Kentucky. She was born on June 9, 1959 at Jenkins, Kentucky to the late Boonie and Pina Bentley Burke.

Survivors include one son: Richard "Fudd" (Kimberly) Hall of Sergent, Kentucky; one daughter: Misty (J.D.) Griffith ofNeon, Kentucky; eight grandchildren: Skylar, Jepatha, Christian, Brody, Zack, Mason, Bella and Conner; four sisters and two brothers; along with a host of other family and many friends,

She was also preceded in death by her infant daughter: Peggy Sue Hall; one brother: John L. Burke; two sisters:Marcella Gann and Irene Szakacs.

Peggy was a loving mother and devoted grandmother, who loved being a "granny". She loved to watch and cheer for hergrandchildren at sporting events. Peggy enjoyed going to yard sales and most of all, spending time with her family and friends.

Visitation will be held at the Carty Funeral Home of Neon, Kentucky on Friday, February 16, 2018; family viewing will beat 5:00 PM. Public visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Funeral services for Mrs. Smith will be conducted from the Carty Funeral Home on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 1:00 PMwith Church of Christ Ministers officiating.

Burial will follow in the Potter Family Cemetery at Jackhorn, Kentucky.

Carty Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky was honored to care for Mrs. Smith's arrangements.


Obituary: Richard Burke
1962 - 13 June 2018

Richard Burke, 56, of McRoberts passed away Wednesday June 13, 2018 at his residence. Richard was the son of the late Boonie and Pina Bentley Burke.

Surviving are his wife: Regina (GG) Burke of McRoberts; 4 Daughters: Brandie (Brandon) Pittman of Jenkins; Sandy Burke of Middlesboro; Anna (Leslie) Bentley; Breeanna (Billy) Young; 4 Sisters: Georgia Daniels of Indiana; Reba Jean of Indiana; Mona Feebaek of Indiana; Dillie Burke of Indiana; 1 Brother: Ernest (Billie) Burke; 4 grandchildren; Along with a host of neices and nephews to mourn his passing.

Richard was preceded in death by 2 Sisters: Peggy Smith, Marcella Gann; 1 Daughter: Kristie Burke; 1 Brother: John L Burke. Funeral 2:00 P.M. Thursday June 21, 2018 at the Letcher Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation 10:00 A.M. Thursday June 21, 2018 at the Letcher Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Bentley Cemetery at Yonts Fork KY.


Boonie Burke Car Accident 1953
Mt Eagle News, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY
Oct 29, 1953: Man Seriously Injured When Car
Collides With School Bus on Tuesday

The Neon-Fleming school bus, while on its way to the school on Tuesday morning, was struck by an on-coming car, seriously injuring Mr. Boonie Burke of Jackhorn who was driving the car, a '39 Pontiac. He was rushed to the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington where he is suffering from a compound fracture of the left femur. None of the children were hurt on the bus, which was driven by Mr. Riley Isaac.

The accident occurred at the foot of Rockhouse Hill, a short distance above the Hemphill mines at about 7 :30 A M., E.S.T. The school bus was delivering both high and grade school children to the Neon-Fleming school.

It was reported by the State Police that the accident was caused by slippery highway, as it was raining at the time the accident occurred.


Obituary: Irene Burke Bastin Szakacz
abt 1954 - 11 Aug 2006

IRENE SZAKACZ (BASTIN) Portage, Indiana Formerly Lake Station, Indiana Irene Bastin Szakacz, Age 52 of Portage, formerly of Lake Station, passed away on Friday, August 11, 2006.

She was a loivng mother and very active in her family's life.

She will be missed by her loving husband, Steve Szakacz of Portage; father, Boonie Burke; children, Debra Lynn Bastin, John (Luz) Bastin, William Bastin, Fred Bastin, Steve Szakacy, and Jeffrey Szakacz; brothers and sisters, Georgia (Hubert) Daniels, Mona Feeback, Reba (David Bly) Fields, Ernest (Billy Gene) Burke, Peggy Smith, Dilley Burke and Richard Burke; 10 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Pina Burke; daughter, Alma Lee; brother, John L. Burke and sister, Marcella Gann.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the Christopher Funeral Home, 1307 Central Avenue, Lake Station with Bishop Dale Combs officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, August 14, 2006 from 2-8 p.m. at the Christoper Funeral Home, (219)962-4115.

Published in the Post Tribune from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2006


Obituary: Denton Willard Boo Hill
19 Oct 1971 - 13 Apr 2013

Denton Willard Boo Hill; Son of Belvin Willard Gann and Marcella Burke. Birth: Oct. 19, 1971, Hammond, Lake County, Indiana. Death: Apr. 13, 2013, Empire, Walker County, Alabama. Denton Willard "Boo" Hill - Daily Mountain Eagle Online Newspaper.

Denton Willard "Boo" Hill, 41, of Empire, passed away on Saturday April 13, 2013, at his residence.

He was a machine operator for Carcel & G Construction and was a member of Brooklin Masonic Lodge No. 704 F&AM.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the New Horizon Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Litttlevine Cemetery in Empire. Visitation will be today, April 16, 2013, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

He was preceded in death by his father, Belvin Willard Gann; his mother, Martha Marcella Burke; his sister, Donna Mae Young and his father-in-law, Calvin Jackson Poore.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Hill; sons, Denton Nathaniel Hill and Dakota Hill; daughter, Annika Hill; brothers, Buddy Gann, Frank Hill and Terry Gann; sisters, Susan Poore (Dooley), Sharron Miller, Nikki Brown and Jenny King; mother-in-law, I.V. Poore; sister-in-law, Linda Latta (John); his work family at Carcel & G Construction; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Online condolences may be expressed at www.newhorizonmemorial.com


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