Funeral services for former Letcher County Sheriff Maynard Clifton Hogg, 86, of Kona, were held December 23 at Neon First Church of God. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.
A son of the late Blackburn and Nancy Ison Hogg, he died December 20 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He was a brother of the late Phillip Hogg, Larken Hogg, John Fox Hogg and David Morris Hogg.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and served aboard the U.S.S. Cassin. He owned and operated Neon Gulf Station until 1965 when he was elected sheriff of Letcher County. In 1968, he opened Donna Kaye Coal Company. He also owned other companies that mined coal, including Jarisa Inc.
Hogg helped to reorganize the Neon Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of its board of directors from 1976 to 1991, serving as chief two times. He was a member of the Neon First Church of God, where he was on the board of trustees; the Neon Community Lions Club, where he served as president and was the recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow Award from Lions International; Lonesome Pine Lodge #884; Oleika Shriners; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5829.
Hogg was an organizer of the Whitesburg Education Foundation and received the President’s Service Award from Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College where the Hogg Allied Health Building was named in his honor. He also served on the Whitaker Bank Board of Directors.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Evaleen Fields Hogg; two children, Deborah Kay Hogg and Paul M. Hogg and wife Sandy, all of Kona; two grandchildren, Jason Hogg and wife Tina, Kona, and Larissa Hogg Bailey and husband Nathan, Whitesburg; four great-grandchildren, Sophia Grace Hogg, Jaci Harper Hogg, Grant Cooper Bailey and Allisandra Blake Bailey; and two brothers, Hubert Hayward Hogg, Columbus, Ind., and Wendell Gaye Hogg, Neon.
Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.