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Funeral this week for woman killed in trailer fire at Eolia

Funeral services will be held at Camp Branch Thursday for an Eolia woman who died in a house fire on January 24.

Ella Louise Miles Yeary, 35, was pronounced dead by Letcher County Coroner Wallace Bolling Jr. at 7:40 p.m. Saturday after fire swept through her mobile home on Highway 806 at Eolia.

"The medical examiner said it looked very much like smoke inhalation, but is waiting on toxicology reports to say so," said Bolling.

Funeral services for Yeary are scheduled to held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Lighthouse Church.

Kentucky State Police say the fire apparently began in a bathroom adjacent to the bedroom where Yeary’s body was found. The cause of the fire remained undetermined at press time, and was being investigated by KSP Detective Randy Combs and Arson Investigator James Burnett.

The Cumberland River Fire Department, the Letcher County Sheriff’s Department and state police responded to the alarm.

Yeary was a daughter of Avery and Judy Kiser Miles of Smoot Creek. Surviving in addition to her parents are husband Joe Yeary; daughter Ashley Nicole Calhoun and son Robert Tyler Calhoun, both of Jenkins; stepdaughter Kristin Ann Yeary and stepson Joe Edward Yeary Jr., both of Eolia; three sisters, Melinda Ritchie of Sandlick and Judy Collins and Lisa Miles, both of Smoot Creek; and two brothers, Avery Miles Jr. and Roger Miles, also of Smoot Creek.

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