Obituaries

Long time deputy sheriff Gale Dean Campbell dies

Gale Dean Campbell, 81, of Cornettsville, died March 16 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard. He was the son of the late Herman and Lydia Pratt Campbell. Surviving are a son, Stephen Campbell and wife Brandy of Frankfort ; a daughter, Tamatha Collins and husband Dustin of Cornettsville; and a grandchild, Nicholas Reynolds. Memorial services for […]

Edward Curtis Ison of Hallie dies at 75

Edward Curtis Ison, 75, of Hallie, died March 21 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. A son of the late Ed and Martha Watts Ison, he was also preceded in death by four brothers, Bobby James, Lilly, Manus, and Wayne Ison. For many years Mr. Ison lived with and cared for his mother as her health deteriorated. He remained committed, […]

Rites held for Jeanette Sexton

Jeanette Sexton, 79, of Sandlick, died Thursday, March 19, at Pikeville Medical Center. She was a daughter of the late Ray and Dessie Whitaker Brashears. Mrs. Sexton was a grandmother of the late Mica Dawn, and a sister of the late Billy Dean Brashears. Surviving are her husband, Buddy Dean Sexton; a daughter, Cathy Dawn Sexton Sumpter and husband Dick […]

Betty Lou Banks dies at 70

Betty Lou Banks, 70, of London, died March 16 at the Corbin Health and Rehab Center. She was the daughter of the late Jim Russell. Surviving are two sons, Phillip Banks and Jeff Banks, both of London; three grandchildren, Hunter, Jessica, and Amber; and her companion of 61 years, Phillip Banks. Visitation will take place from noon to 3 p.m. […]

Linda Faye Curry, 73, dies

Linda Faye Curry, 73, died March 10 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Eolia to the late Garland and Bulah Widner Lewis, she was the widow of Johnny Curry. Mrs. Curry was also preceded in death by a daughter, Beulah Marie Curry, and four brothers, Joe Lewis, Larry Lewis, Everett “Pete” Lewis and Thomas Lewis. She enjoyed fishing, sewing, […]

Teresa Fields dies at 57

Teresa Fields, 57, of Whitesburg, died March 13 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. She was the daughter of the late Felix Bert and Shirley Dell Fields. Surviving are two brothers, Thomas Fields and wife Barbara of Delbarton, W.Va., and Danny Fields of Kingscreek; two nephews, C.J. and Corbyn; and a special friend, Sandy Hammock. A Celebration of Life will […]

Estel Taylor succumbs at 72

Estel Taylor, 72, of Whitesburg, died March 10 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was a son of the late Charlie and Cledia Brock Taylor. Surviving are a daughter, Angie Fields and husband Ben of Cowan; a brother, Charles “Donnie” Taylor of Stinnett; and two grandchildren, Skye Napier and Taylor Daphney Fields. Funeral services for Mr. […]

Betty Jo Johnson buried at Mayking

Betty Jo Johnson, 81, died March 11 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Hemphill to the late Ira Lee and Polly Ann Hall Varner, she was the widow of Avery Johnson. Mrs. Johnson was member of the Neon Church of God, and a volunteer for the East Kentucky Ministries. Surviving are two daughters, Kathy Sexton and husband Ernie of […]

Funeral services are held for Bobby Shane Sexton

Bobby Shane Sexton, 38, of Corbin, died March 11 from injuries received in a vehicle accident on U.S. 119 in Harlan County. He was a son of Bobby Dean Sexton and Peggy Blair Hays. Surviving in addition to his parents are his stepmother, Ann Sexton; his stepfather, Bracken Hays; two sons Triton and Triston “Bobbin’s Boys,” both of home; two […]

Curtis King dies at 82

Funeral services for Curtis Delano King, 82, of Isom, were held March 15 at the Neon First Church of Christ. Burial was in the Guy Holbrook Cemetery at Neon. Born in Millstone to the late Jake C. King and Clementine Partin King, he died March 11. Mr. King was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, and was a skilled automotive […]


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