Obituaries

Services held for Ann Gish

Ann Gish, 67 of Wise, Virginia, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020 at the Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee. Ann was the daughter of the late Thomas and Patricia Burnett Gish. Surviving are two brothers: Ben Gish of Thornton and Ray Gish (Steve) of Brooklyn, New York; two sisters: Sarah Oakes (Freddy) of Thornton and Kitty Gish (Doug) […]

Jo-Ann Cicchetti- Acevedo dies at 54

Jo-Ann Rose Cicchetti- Acevedo, 54, of Deane, died May 17 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. She was a daughter of the late Michael and Jo-Ann Sitkawitz Cicchetti. Surviving are her husband, Saul Acevedo; two daughters, Christine Marie Pulice and Sara Ann Pulice, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a half-brother, Michael Thomas Cicchetti of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and grandchildren, Melanio, Christina, Raymond, […]

Services set for Kasey Gibson

Funeral services for Kasey Gibson, 28, will be held at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Trinity Full Gospel Church in Thornton. A daughter of Can Gibson of Jackhorn and Leandra Gibson of Whitesburg, she was born in Whitesburg. She died May 23 at Pikeville Medical Center. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister and friend and enjoyed doing makeup for […]

Jacqueline Sargent dies in Michigan

Letcher County native Jacqueline Marie Collins Sargent, 80, of Shelby Township, Mich., died May 11. Born on Big Branch, she was a daughter of the late Dewey Collins and Nora Profitt Collins. She was also preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters. She was a 1958 graduate of Whitesburg High School, and loved spending time with her family. […]

Betsy Krause succumbs at 71

Betsy Krause, 71, died May 5 at her home in Schaumburg, Ill. Born in Jackhorn to the late Victor and Myrtle Potter, she was a sister of the late Louise Newman and Patricia Medlock. For the last 10 years, she bravely fought breast cancer. She was a member in Church of Christ in Schaumburg, Ill. Her favorite activities included traveling, […]

Graveside Services are set for Virgie Martin

Graveside services for Virgie Martin, 66, will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 20, at the Walters Cemetery in Blackey. A daughter of the late McKenley and Tiney Ptts Walters, she died May 17 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Preceding her in death were a son, William “Bill” Walters, and two brothers, Henry and Johnny Walters. She enjoyed spending […]

Janet Hargis dies at 68

Janet Mar ie Helton Wheeler Hargis, 68, died May 1 at her home in Killen, Ala. Born in Letcher County to the late Thomas Jefferson Helton and Edna Niece Helton, she was a sister of the late Della Marcum, Yvonne Hall, Mary Ruth Johnson and Theresa Noble. Ms. Hargis was also preceded in death by three brothers-in-law, Ed Marcum, Buck […]

Services held for Joe Allen Webb

Graveside services for Joe Allen Webb, 77, were held May 13 at the Cook Cemetery at Dry Fork. Born in Whitesburg to the late Leslie and Lizzie Cook Webb, he died May 9 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Mr. Webb was the widower of Nettie Webb, and the father of the late J.C. Webb. He was also preceded in death […]

Private services held for Billy G. Whitaker

Billy G. Whitaker, 84, passed away on May 9 at his home in Hutchinson, Kansas, surrounded by his family. Born in Whitesburg, he was a son of the late H.B. and Mattie Caudill Whitaker, and was the father of the late Kevin Whitaker. Mr. Whitaker was graduated from Memorial High School and attended Texas A&M. In 1954 he enlisted in […]

Services are held for Sherri Diane Shepherd

Funeral services for Sherri Diane Shepherd, 55, were held May 13 at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. Born in Chicago, Ill., she was daughter of Ronnie Shepherd and the late Connie Smith Hughart. She died May 10 at the Hazard Appalachian Hospital. Ms. Shepherd was an avid University of Kentucky fan. Surviving […]


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