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Alvania Shepherd dies

Funeral services for Alvania Fields Shepherd, 88, of Smoot Creek, were held December 24 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.

A daughter of the late George and Abby Jane Boggs Fields, she died December 21 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.

She was the widow of Astor Shepherd, and was also preceded in death by three children, Tony, Gary and Deborah.

Mrs. Shepherd was a grandmother of the late Christopher Engle and Tony Shepherd Jr., and a sister of the late James, Willie, John, Dave, Georgia, Bell, Mazie, Cannie, and Clearenda.

Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Eldridge and husband Ben of Kingscreek; a son, Darrell Shepherd of Smoot Creek; a special daughter- in- law, Patty Shepherd; seven grandchildren, Brian Eldridge, Byron Eldridge, Mike Shepherd, Missy Shepherd, Tammy Spencer, Natasha Shepherd, and Mark Thomas; and 17 great-grandchildren.

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