Obituaries

Merlene Day dies at 81

Merlene Davis Day, 81, of Roxana, died August 15 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. She was the daughter of the late Thurston and Maxie Whitaker Davis. Mrs. Day worked many years as a bookkeeper for several coal companies and retired from Mountain Comprehensive Health Care in 2003. She was a longtime member of the […]

Rites held for Mark Wright

Funeral services for Mark A. Wright, 47, were held August 17 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Campbell & Baldwin Cemetery at Linefork. A son of Ross and Brenda Griffith Wright of Linefork, he was born in Whitesburg. He died August 14 at Pikeville Medical Center. Mr. Wright enjoyed fishing and riding his fourwheeler. Surviving in addition to […]

Services held for James Hicks

James Vernon Hicks, 56, of Thornton, died August 8 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. He was a son of Wilma Dean Curtis Hicks of Isom and the late Ernest Ray Hicks. Surviving in addition his mother are two brothers, Paul Dean Hicks of Isom and Bobby Ray Hicks of Tampa, Fla., and a sister, Martha Jane Hicks of Millstone. […]

Wade Dean Adams, 57, buried at Whitco

Funeral services for Wade Dean Adams, 57, were held August 19 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the R.B. Caudill Cemetery at Whitco. A son of the late Ben and Hester Adams, he was born at Kingscreek. He died August 16 at his home in Whitesburg. Mr. Adams worked at Whitesburg City Hall for more than 30 years and […]

Rites held for Donna Sue Caudill

Donna Sue Caudill, 50, of Jenkins, died August 12 at Pikeville Medical Center. A daughter of the late Bill Caudill and Anetha Hurst, she was a sister of the late Ricky Caudill. Surviving are two sons, Allan Collins of Isom and Aaron Collins of Jenkins; a daughter, Jamie Caudill of Jenkins; a brother, Carlos Caudill of Texas; three sisters, Billie […]

Winford Sturgill, 82, dies

Winford Sturgill, 82, of Whitesburg, died August 17 at St Joseph’s Hospice Care Center in Lexington. A son of the late Milton Kermit and Laura Mullins Sturgill, he was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Doris Baker Sturgill; his second wife, Geneva Adams; and his brother Winston Sturgill. Mr. Sturgill was a member of the Whitesburg Masonic […]

Delores Engle dies at 73

Delores K. Engle, 73, of Payne Gap, died August 13 at the Bluegrass Hospice Center in Hazard. Born in McRoberts to the late John Francis and Alice Williams Hampton, she was a sister of the late Fred Hampton. Mrs. Engle had worked as a disc jockey for WNKY in Neon, and WKVG at Jenkins, and was a member of the […]

Rites held for Ernestine Meade

Ernestine Meade, 85, died August 16 at her home at Kingscreek. Mrs. Meade was a daughter of the late John D. and Rachel Fields Jones, and was an active member of the Cowan Community Homemakers Club for many years. Surviving are her husband, Jack Meade; a daughter, Darlene Meade Huff and husband Gary of Kingsport, Tenn.; two brothers, Ronnie Jones […]

Services set for Dwaine Branham

Dwaine Branham, 60, of Pine Creek, died August 17 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. He was the son of Evadean Wright Branham and the late Cam Branham. Surviving in addition to his mother are two sons, Marcus Branham and wife Beverly and Joseph Branham and wife Hannah, all of Mayking; two sisters, Cynthia Neilson of Tennessee and Creta Kincer […]

Eddie Jones dies at 61

Eddie Jones, 61, died August 15 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard. Born in Detroit, Mich., he was a son of Sally Caudill Jones of Kingdom Come Creek and the late Frank D. Jones. Mr. Jones enjoyed listening to music, socializing, and being on the road. Surviving in addition to his mother are a daughter, Elizabeth […]


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