Obituaries

Sally Ann Proffitt, 79, dies

Sally Ann Proffitt, 79, of Isom, died October 7 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. A daughter of the late Jimmy and Viola Bottomlee Frazier, she was the widow of Wallace Proffitt. She was also preceded in death by a son, Greg Proffitt; a grandchild, Becca Lee Proffitt; and a brother, Jim Frazier. Mrs. Proffitt was a member of Little […]

Rites held for Chalmer Gilley

Chalmer Van Gilley, 67, died September 30 at his home in Columbus, Ind. Born in Letcher County to Lillian Banks Gilley, now of Columbus, Ind., and the late Londie Gilley, he was a brother of the late Norshel Gilley, Ricky Gilley and Jeff Gilley. He was co-owner of NC Tool and Machine Inc., and was previously a member of Community […]

Services held for Virginia Jean Sizemore

Memorial services for Virginia Jean Sizemore, 70, of Manitou Beach, Mich., were held October 6 in Whitesburg. Burial was at Elbert Day Cemetery at Cowan. A daughter of the late Elbert Day and Laura Wampler Day, she was born in Dongola. She died September 28 at the Hospice of Lewawee in Adrian, Mich. She was married to Billy Fields and […]

Yvonne Alexander dies at 80

Graveside services for Yvonne Alexander, 80, of Tampa, Fla,, were held October 5 at the Squire & Ida Whitaker Cemetery at Mill Branch. A daughter of the late James Otis Davis and Mary Jane Whitaker, she died September 30. Mrs. Alexander was the widow of William Olin Alexander. She was graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree […]

Bobby Stamper dies at 64

Bobby Preston Stamper, 64, of Thornton, died October 4 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born in Fleming-Neon, he was a son of Betty Cantrell York of Arjay and the late Tinsley Stamper. He was a brother of the late Teresa Pike, Sherri Pennington, Allen Stamper, Clifford Stamper, Erwin Stamper and Robert Stamper. Mr. Stamper was a […]

Services held for Doyle Begley

Funeral services for Doyle Begley, 77, were held October 7 at Polly & Craft Funeral Home in Jenkins. Burial was at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Stone Gap, Va. Born in McRoberts, he was a son of the late Henry and Nell King Begley and a brother of the late Donna Yonts and Ernest Begley. Mr. Begley was a […]

Rites held for Nyle Mullins

Funeral services for Nyle P. Mullins, 70, were held October 6 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. A son of the late Gail B. and Oline Mullins, he died October 2 in Hospice care at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was retired from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, where he was chief mediator. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, […]

Johnny Lee Baker dies at 68

Johnny Lee Baker, 68, died October 5 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A son of the late Kenneth Baker Sr. and Audrey Sizemore Baker, he was retired as a maintenance supervisor in the hotel industry. Mr. Baker was a University of Kentucky Wildcats fan, and enjoyed watching college and professional football games. Surviving are his fiancĂ©e, Barbara Turnmeyer of Jenkins; […]

Inez Polly buried at Ermine

Inez Polly, 86, of Mayking, died October 3 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late Charlie B. and Norma Fugate Craft, she was a sister of the late Rex B. Craft and Charlene Craft. Surviving are her husband, Billy E. Polly; a son, Phillip Polly and wife Charlolett of Mayking; two daughters, Kathy Yeary and husband Eddie […]

Arnold Mullins dies at 70

Arnold Mullins, 70, died October 4 at his home in Roxana. Born in Carbon Glow to the late Charlie and Thelma Caudill Mullins, he was a brother of the late Norman Mullins and Rosetta Brown. He was an active member and deacon at Kingscreek Community Church for the last 25 years. Surviving are his wife, Elaine Eldridge Mullins; two sons, […]


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