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Obituaries From The Mountain Eagle Newspaper Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky

Tate, Roderick Lee

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

Taylor, Blaine Jr.

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

Taylor, Inez

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

Thomas, Barbara Francis King

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

Thomas, Bennie Jr.

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

Thomas, Orbin

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

Thompson, Leonard C.

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

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Tolaver, Lindburg "Charles"

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

Toler, Roy Everett

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

Trent, James Henry

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

Tucker, Peggy Ann Adkins

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

Turner, Attwell

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

Tyree, Mark

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

Vanover, J. W.

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

Varney, Garland

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

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