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Rites held for Oda McClain



Oda McClain, 58, of Smoot Creek, died August 7 at Isom. A son of the late Coy and Mae Brock McClain, he was a brother of the late Wendell Ray McClain, Billy Wayne Taulbee, Ruby Taulbee, Martha Maggard, Betty Lucas and Thelma Gibson. Surviving are his wife, Josephine McClain; two sons, Christopher Shane McClain, Whitesburg, and Benny Carlisle Mc- Clain […]

Services held for Annie Gilley



Annie Gilley, 50, of Sandlick, died August 8 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Powers and Sylvia Combs. Surviving are her husband, Jimmy Darrell Gilley; a son, Jimmy Darrell Gilley, Jr. and Amanda Johns; Dalton Combs; five brothers, Caleb Combs of Jeremiah, Bobby Combs of Leburn, Billy Combs of California, Earnest Adams of UZ […]

Professor Sue Greer-Pitt contributes to textbook



Dr. Sue Greer-Pitt, a professor of sociology at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Whitesburg, has authored a chapter entitled “The Environment” to be included in the new on-line textbook “Sociology in the Fast Lane.” The work is a venture of ByPass Publishing in conjunction with Kendall Hunt. According to Dr. Greer-Pitt, this is the first time an introductory sociology […]

Georgia Slone dies at 72



Funeral services for Georgia Slone, 72 of Hallie, were held August 10 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery at Hallie. A daughter of the late Dave and Betty Hollins Dixon, she died August 7 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. She was the widow of R.B. Slone. Surviving are two […]

SKCTC scholarships given



The Scholarship Committee at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College this year has given more than $116,000 in scholarships to students within the SKCTC service area of Harlan, Bell and Letcher counties. Members of the group include Patty Sokolowski, chairman; Leslie Carmack, business office; Charlotte Lockaby, financial aid; Debbie Young, Whitesburg campus director; Lee Ann Turner, faculty member; Kim Maynard, […]

Horseshoe tourney set Aug. 18



The American Legion Post 152 of Pine Mountain, Whitesburg, will have a horseshoe tournament sponsored by the Sons of the Legion on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded, and the entry fee is $5 per person. For more information call Allen Holbrook, 606-634-1459.

Dors Hall, 63, dies at Jenkins



Dors Hall, 63, died August 12 at his home at Jenkins. Born in Pike County to the late Hassel and Hazel Ray Hall, he was a brother of the late Ronnie ‘Little Red’ Hall, Harold Dean Hall and Georgia Ball. He was a custodian and bus driver for the Pike County Board of Education, and was a member of People’s […]

Reunions • Reunions



To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue. HATTON — The Hatton family reunion will be held at the Cowan Community Center beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August […]

Pine Mountain Trail Race set for Aug. 24



The Pine Mountain Trail Master of The Mountain 13.1 Trail Race will begin at 8 a.m. on Aug. 24 at Little Shepherd Trail. The race will begin at the parking lot just off US 119 in Whitesburg on top of Pine Mountain and travel 13.1 miles on a paved singlelane trail along the Little Shepherd Trail to Kingdom Come State […]


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