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Funeral in Pound Thursday for miner killed here Nov. 7

Funeral services will be held Thursday for a 47-yearold foreman who died in an underground mining accident in Letcher County.

Baker Funeral Home in Pound, Va., has charge of arrangements for Jerry Eugene Britton, of Pound, Va., who was struck by a personnel carrier around 9:40 a.m. on Nov. 7 at the Hubble Mining Company’s No. 9 mine at Eolia.

Letcher County Coroner Marty Baker pronounced Britton dead at 11 a.m. on Nov. 7. at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Cause of death was ruled as head trauma.

Britton was an avid deer hunter who enjoyed farming and gardening. He was a mine foreman for Hubble Mining Company with more than 25 years of mining experience.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Nov. 10 at Baker Funeral Home in Pound, Va. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the Arvil Mullins Cemetery in Pound, Va.

Britton was preceded in death by his father, Clinton Britton; his stepfather, Harless Mullins; his father-inlaw, Opha Mullins and a brother, Lane Britton.

He is survived by his wife, Angela Dawn Britton, of Pound, Va.; a son, Nickolas Britton, of Pound, Va.; his mother, Mary Mullins, of Clintwood, Va.; three sisters, Marlene Britton, of Tucson, Ariz., Fern Britton, of Colorado, and Mona Mullins, of Clintwood, Va.; two brothers, Dennis Britton, of Clintwood, Va. and Bill Britton, of Florida; a stepsister, Kathy Mullins, of Clintwood, Va.; a stepbrother, Donnie Mullins, of Clintwood, Va.; his mother-in-law, Zella Mullins, of Pound, Va.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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