Whitesburg KY

Lassie Birchfield dies at 79

Lassie Birchfield, 79, of Hallie, died November 20 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.

A daughter of the late Steve and Vina Caudill Watts, she was the widow of Cecil Halcomb, and was later married to James Birchfield, who also preceded her in death.

She was a sister of the late Earl Watts and Lucy Watts.

Surviving are three brothers, George B. Watts and Jack Watts and wife Helen, all of Hallie, and Bonell Watts and wife Maggie Jo of Letcher; and a sister, Ora Whitaker of Hallie.

Funeral services were held November 22 at the Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in Watts Cemetery at Hallie.

Letcher Funeral Home of Whitesburg had charge of arrangements.

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