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Carrie B. Browning dies at 95

Graveside services for Carrie Bush Browning, 95, of Harlan, were held January 8 at Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.

A daughter of the late Floyd and Lucinda Hodge Bush, she was born in Cumberland. She died January 3 at Letcher Manor in Whitesburg.

Ms. Browning worked for many years at the Louellen Hotel. Later, she opened her own restaurant, Carrie’s Restaurant, in downtown Harlan. She served her loyal customers her famous cornbread and chicken and dumplings until she retired in 2005.

She was a member of the Sunshine Baptist Church and enjoyed good food, Elvis Presley and strong black coffee.

Surviving are a son, William “Bill” Browning and wife Judy of Harlan; two daughters, Janice Faye Napier and husband Wallace of Evarts and Rhonda Parker of Harlan; seven grandchildren, Jeff Brashears and wife Tonya of Tazewell, Deron Brashears and wife Missy of Tazewell, Davina Bowlin, Joe Adams and wife Kathy of Whitesburg, Brandi Adams of Georgetown, Michelle Pinkston and husband Paul of Versailles, and Eric Browning and wife Kimberly of Lexington; and a number of great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three children, J. D. Browning, Betty Brashears and Vicella Adams, and two grandchildren, Greg Brashears and Melissa Napier Granato.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Melissa Napier Granato Scholarship Fund, Evarts High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 782, Evarts, KY 40828.

Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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