Funeral services for Ralph Junior Niece, 78, of Eolia, were held February 7 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Niece family cemetery at Eolia.
A son of the late Dennis and Edna Brock Niece, he died February 4 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was the father of the late Junior Darrell Niece, and a brother of the late Bud Niece, Mae Hatton, Aggie Hatton and Maxine Dollarhide.
Surviving are two sons, Ralph Douglas Niece and wife Teresa, Premium, and Ralph Kenny Niece, Eolia; six daughters, Mary Adams and husband Gary, Delana Bowman and husband Jim, Melissa Brock and husband Harold, Georgia Dickerson and husband Foister, and Joanna Adams and husband Ray, all of Eolia, and Pam Adams and husband Paul, Rutledge, Tenn.; three brothers, Carfa Niece, Whitco, and Chester Niece and Jimmy Niece, both of Whitesburg; four sisters, Henrietta Absher and Joyce Ann Standifer, both of Whitco, Juanita Adams, Indiana, and Sue McKnight, Cumberland; 19 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.