This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. Always check with the venues listed before traveling long distances. ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNITS with GRAYV; Sat., March 22 in Whitesburg […]

Blu-ray now dominating HD DVD

LOS ANGELES Warner Bros. Entertainment has announced it will release movie discs only in the Blu-ray format, becoming the latest studio to reject the rival HD DVD technology and further complicating the high-definition landscape for consumers. Warner Bros., owned by Time Warner Inc., was the only remaining studio releasing highdefinition DVDs in both formats. It is the fifth studio to […]

Nearby CD store victim of album sales slump

A continuing decline in CD album sales across the nation has taken its toll on the area’s only independent music store. Dad’s CDs in Wise, Va., announced last week that it will be closing on January 31 after serving the area for 10 years. The announcement coincided with news that the sale of CDs, cassettes, LPs and other album formats […]

Avery Johnson, 65, buried at Mayking

Funeral services for Avery Johnson, 65, of Seco, were held December 23 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking. A son of the late Willie and Jane Adams Johnson, he was born in Letcher County. He died December 20 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was the brother of the late Shilie Hall […]

Services held for Josh Dean Wampler

Josh Dean Wampler of Thornton, died January 1 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was 63 years old. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Frank and Goldie Craft Wampler, the father of the late Sonny Bates, and an uncle of the late Jonas Wampler and Matt Wampler. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the […]

Services are held for Vanis Bailey

Funeral services for Vanis “Punk” Bailey, 74, of Isom, were held December 30 at the Little Colley Pentecostal Church. Burial was in the Bailey Cemetery at Isom. A son of the late Granville and Eliza Stamper Bailey, he was born in Letcher County. He died December 27 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was a brother of the late Robert […]

Services are held for Sadie Wright

Funeral services for Sadie Wright, 77, of Miamisburg, Ohio, formerly of Letcher County, were held January 3 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Craft Cemetery at Mayking. Mrs. Wright was a daughter of the late Nathan and Ama Adams Hall, the mother of the late Ronnie Wright, and a sister of the late Johnny Hall, Earnest Hall, Joe […]

Danny Craft dies

Funeral services for Danny Burton Craft, 59, were held January 5 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Cook family cemetery at Isom. A son of the late Hiram and Anna Lee Holbrook Craft, he was a former resident of Whitesburg. He died January 1 at his home in Richmond. He was a grandson of the late Clyde and […]

Services held are for Aaron Brown

Funeral services for Aaron Lynn Brown, 33, of Dry Fork, were held January 5 at Letcher Funeral Home. The son of Gary and Nancy Brown of Dry Fork, he died January 1 at Ermine. He was the grandson of the late George W. Popp and Jim Brown, and a nephew of the late Richard Popp. He was a member of […]

Tilda Higgins dies

Tilda Higgins, 89, of Redfox, died December 14 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born at Redfox, she was the widow of Elbert Higgins. Surviving are two stepsons, Bobby Higgins and Jimmy Higgins, both of Gary, Ind., and James and Mollie Higgins, Redfox. Funeral services were held December 22 in Hindman. Burial was in the Higgins Cemetery at Sassafras.

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