Mertie Hampton Caudill, 94, died April 23 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.
She was a daughter of the late Alamander and Ranie Hampton, and the widow of Sterlin Caudill.
Mrs. Caudill was also preceded in death by a grandson, Tony Caudill; two brothers, Clarence and Clifton; and four sisters, Laura Caudill, Lucy Brown, Lois Back and Emogene Banks.
She joined Doty Creek Old Regular Baptist Church in April of 1974, and was a gentle soul who would often say, “I love everybody.” And she did.
Surviving are a son, Lynn Caudill of Jeremiah; a daughter, Lisa Coleman and husband Greg of Charleston, W.Va.; two granddaughters,
Andrea West and husband Dale, and Angie Crumbley and husband Jeff, all of Ohio; and a sister, Betty Lou Morton.
Funeral services for Mrs. Caudill were held April 25 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Hampton Cemetery at Letcher.