Bevins succumbs



Funeral services for George Washington Bevins, 82, of Jenkins, were held October 22 at Carty Funeral Home. Burial was in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Stone Gap, Va. A son of the late John W. “Byrd” and Anna Wolfe Bevins, he was born in Virginia. He died October 19 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Bevins was married to the […]

Services are held for Ernie Lee Craft



Ernie Lee Craft died October 17 at his home in Neon. He was 55 years old. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Ernie Lee Craft and Dorothy Sandlin Craft. Surviving are his wife, Elisa Mullins Craft; two daughters, Angie Lenard and Dorothy Lynn Nickles, both of Indiana; three sons, Ruben Lowe, Walton, and Anthony Craft […]

Charles Combs dies



Charles Spencer Combs, 86, of Anderson, Ind., died October 4. Born in Knott County, he was a son of the late Dr. Robert F. Combs, a Blackey dentist, and Hattie Sturgill Combs. Combs was a decorated veteran of World War II. He was employed for many years at the Howe Fire Equipment Company in Anderson, Ind. He is survived by […]

Jackie Flynn Sr. succumbs at 65



Former Letcher County resident Jackie Flynn Sr., 65, died recently. Born in Whitesburg, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1963. He worked at Hanson Manufacturing, Ford Motor, and other machine shops. He also worked at May Company and other downtown office buildings. He started a cleaning business in 1992. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Elaine Flynn; three children, […]

Services held for Ballard Morgan



Ballard Morgan, 77, of Ermine, died October 6 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was a member of the American Legion and the Masonic Lodge, and was a son of the late Winston and Alice Combs Morgan. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Niece Morgan; two daughters, Debbie Collins and Medriah Morgan, both of Ermine; a granddaughter, Danielle Francis; five grandsons, […]

Shirley Cokonougher is buried at Ermine



Funeral services for Shirley May Cokonougher, 79, were held October 18 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery at Ermine. Born in Mishawaka, Ind., she was a daughter of the late James Edward DuLong and Ila May Lewis. She was the widow of Calvin Gustavus Cokonougher, and the mother of the late Mary Christine Mitchell. She was […]

Services are held for Edith Ison, 99



Edith Ison died October 17 at her home at Isom. She was 99 years old. A daughter of the late Jack and Belle Profitt Hammond, she was the widow of Corbin Ison. She was preceded in death by a friend, Bertie Skyles. Mrs. Ison was a retired schoolteacher, who taught 30 years in Letcher County and 14 years in Eustis. […]


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