Obituaries

Troy Cornett dies at 82

Troy Cornett, 82, of Richmond, died July 15. Born in Linefork, he was a son of the late Henry T. and Cassie Campbell Cornett. Mr. Cornett retired from the U.S. Army as a command sergeant major in 1984 with 26 years of service. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served in four campaigns as part of the […]

Services are planned for Johnnie Short

Johnnie Short, 75, of Deane, died August 14 at the Hospice Care Center in Hazard. He was a son of the late Hillard and Margie Spangler Short. Surviving are his wife, Eula Hall Short ; a son, Ricky Short of Deane; a brother, Alex Short of Florida; three sisters, Mary Eva Holesapple of West Virginia, Jeorlene Landrum of New Albany, […]

Services planned for Ida Hensel

Ida Lee Hensel, 84, died August 7 at Pikeville Medical Center. A daughter of the late Howard and Ruby Walker Stacy, she was the widow of John Thomas Hansel Jr. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Sexton; a son, Jonathan Hansel; a brother, Lawrence Stacy; and a sister, Thelma Joseph. Mrs. Hansel was a member of […]

Richardson services held

Michael Todd Richardson, 51, died August 7 at his residence in Cromona. Born in Whitesburg, he was a son of Joy Richardson Venters and the late John Richardson Jr. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Van Richardson, and a sister, Fredia Rose Webb. Surviving in addition to his mother are a daughter, Mychaela Stephens of Farmville, […]

Sheila Stallard dies at 59

Sheila Stallard, 59, of Whitesburg, died August 7 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. A daughter of the late Clarence and Dorothy Davis, she was the mother of the late Ralph Brandon Stallard and Jamie Leon Stallard. Surviving are two daughters, Tiffany Stallard Brown of Cowan and Tabitha Holbrook of Indiana; a brother, Jimmy Davis of Lexington; a sister, Dorothy […]

Rev. Wendell Bates dies at 70

Funeral services for the Rev. Wendell M. Bates, 70, were held August 12 at Bill Moore Branch Holiness Church at Kona. Burial was in the Bill Moore Branch Cemetery at Kona. A son of the late Mack McCoy Bates and Inis Holbrook, he was the widower of Billie Joyce Craft Bates. He died August 8 in Whitesburg. Rev. Bates was […]

Clyde Daniels dies at 95

Clyde Willis Daniels, 95, of Franklin, Ind., died August 6 at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin, Ind. Born in Pike County, he was a son of the late Clyde and Mae Baldridge Daniels. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ferne Williams Daniels; a sister, Mildred Craft; and a brother Herman Daniels. Mr. Daniels […]

Rites held for Dudley Stewart

Dudley “Duke” Stewart, 79, of Mayking, died August 5 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. Surviving are his wife, Nannie Sue Spangler Stewart; a daughter, Audrey Sexton of Whitesburg; five sons, Boone Stewart, Jay Stewart, David Stewart, Curtis Stewart, and John Stewart all of Mayking; 19 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren. Mr. Stewart was preceded in death by his father, […]

Mrs. Addington dies

Memorial services for Betty June Addington, 74, of Pleasureville, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on August 10 at the Thornton Old Regular Baptist Church. Born in Whitesburg to the late William “Bill” and Opal Polly Hall, she died August 3. She was the mother of the late Regina Kay Addington, and a sister of the late Claud […]

Ceremony marks start of new ‘Sensory Park’


Children in Letcher County who are affected by sensory disorders like autism will now have their own specially designed place to play in Whitesburg. Last Friday marked the groundbreaking ceremony of the Whitesburg City Sensory Park Playground, which is located beside the Whitesburg Swimming Pool. The park is specially designed for children with sensory processing disorder and other sensory disabilities. […]


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