Funeral services for Letcher County businessman Donald Ray Niece were held December 2 a the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church.
Niece, 74, of Thornton, died November 30 at the Whitesburg hospital after a short illness. He worked in the coal business for many years before opening a car and truck parts yard at Thornton.
Mr. Niece is survived by his wife, Pearl Bentley Niece; two sons, Michael Ray Niece of Thornton and Randall Don Niece of Isom; two brothers, Jimmy Niece of Redfox and Casey Niece of Van; three sisters, Castella Kincer of Maryland, Joyce Morton of Thornton, and Sharon Niece of Jenkins; a grandchild, Randall Donovon Niece; two step grandchildren, Will Niece and Whitney Niece; and two great-grandchildren, Nirvana Niece and Iris Niece.
Mr. Niece was a son of the late Ballard and Lettie Jane Sergent Niece. Brothers Wilford and Rocky, and a sister, Linda Sue Isaac, also preceded him in death.
Entombment was in the Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. Letcher Funeral Home, Whitesburg, had charge of arrangements.