Clyde Carl Back dies in Alabama

Memorial services for Clyde Carl Back, 68, of Berry, Ala., were held December 31 in Fayette, Ala. He died December 28 at the Fayette Medical Center. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Kelly Wise and Manerva Caudill Back. Survivors include his wife, Jana Hammonds Back; two daughters Carolyn Miller, Centerville, Penn., and Constance Johnson, Butler, […]

Services are held for Charles Tolaver

Lindburg “Charles” Tolaver of Partridge, died January 5 at Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport, Tenn., after a long illness. Born in Letcher County, 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 […]

Services are set for Eric Back, 39

Eric Douglas Back died January 5 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington after a long illness. He was 39 years old. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Edna Jane Back, a nephew of the late Tommy Back, and a grandson of the late Marlin and Golden Smith Back. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed […]

Funeral services held for Jackie Littrell

Funeral services for Jackie Owen Littrell, 46, were held January 7 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Pendelton Cemetery in Whitesburg. A son of the late Bethel and Juanita Sturgill Littrell, he was born in Whitesburg. He died January 4 at his home at Isom. Littrell was a grandson of the late Owen and Geneva Sturgill, […]

Services set for Roark, 38

John Roark of Whitesburg, died January 4 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was 38 years old. He was a son of the late Van Roark and Dana Blair Roark. He is survived by a brother, David Chaltas, Jeremiah. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Lewis Back Cemetery. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of […]

Rosie Whitaker dies

Rosie Whitaker, 51, died recently at her home in Monticello. She is survived by her husband, Don Whitaker, and a sister in-law, Anna Ray Combs. Funeral services were held in Monticello. Burial was in the Elk Spring Cemetery at Monticello.

Mildred Burger dies in Indiana

Funeral services for Mildred T. Burger, 87, were held December 22 in New Albany, Ind. Burial was in Graceland Memorial Park. Born at Hindman, she was a daughter of the late Hiarm and Lucinda Taylor, and a sister of the late Frances Newland. She was a graduate of Alice Lloyd College and taught school for many years. She also worked […]

Services are held for James Kincer

James Michael Kincer died January 1 in Tulsa, Okla. He was 55 years old. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of Nellie Webb Kincer of Whitesburg and the late Burnice Kincer. He was married for 25 years to Rhonda Kincer. Surviving in addition to his mother are a son, James Dale Kincer, Bottom Fork; two daughters, Suprina Gay […]


Letcher miner dies after rock truck accident

Kentucky suffered its first mine fatality of 2008 this week when a Letcher County man was killed early Tuesday when he was thrown from a rock truck he was driving. Roy Douglas Sturgill II, 29, of Cowan, died of injuries he received when the truck he was driving backed over a steep embankment at Cumberland River Coal Company’s Blue Ridge […]

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