Funeral services for the Reverend Verdell Sturgill, 78, were held July 27 at Franks Creek Church. Burial was in the J.D. Maggard Cemetery in Eolia.
A son of the late Augustus Kyle and Lavania Parsons Sturgill, he died July 23 at his home.
He was a brother of the late Donna Cecil, and the pastor at Franks Creek Church for more than 33 years.
He was retired from the Kentucky Department of Transportation, and had formerly worked as a coal truck driver.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Vernia Sturgill; two sons, Rick Sturgill and wife Wanda of Olinger, Va., and Mike Sturgill and wife Cissy of Eolia; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.