Obituaries

Shelia Ploetner succumbs at 75

Shelia Hall Ploetner, 75, of LaGrange, died May 30. A daughter of the late Hillard and Ella Breeding Hall, she was born in McRoberts. She was preceded in death by a sister, Chelcie Whitaker. Mrs. Ploetner was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, Women of Immanuel and Yarnovers at the Oldham County University of Kentucky Extension Office. Surviving […]

Services set for Martha Taylor

Funeral services for Martha Ison Taylor, 86, of Jeremiah, will be held at 1 p.m. today, June 19, at Letcher Independent Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Isom Cemetery. A daughter of the late Burnett and Tina B. Ison, she died Saturday, June 15, at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. Mrs. Taylor enjoyed cooking, […]

Services today for Sandra Lucas

Funeral services for Sandra Louise Lucas, 71, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 19) at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial will follow in the Lucas Cemetery at Thornton. A daughter of the late Isaac and Ruth Kincer Burton, she died June 17 at her home at Thornton. Surviving are her husband, Billy Carl Lucas; three brothers, […]

Rites are held for Patricia Sweeney

Patricia Sweeney, 54, of Isom, died June 13 at Pikeville Medical Center. She was a daughter of the late Buford and Betty Combs Banks. Surviving are a daughter: Shelby Blair and husband Matt of Isom; a sister, Joy Banks of Isom; her fiancé, Daniel Jent; and her former husband, Mike Sweeney. Funeral services were held June 17 at Letcher Funeral […]

Services held for Glenda Sexton

Funeral services for Glenda Brooks Sexton, 83, were held June 16 at First Baptist Church in Whitesburg. Burial was in Green Acres Memorial Park in Ermine. A daughter of the late Hubert H. and Roberta Marie Rogers Brooks, she died June 12 at her home in Thornton. She was preceded in death by a daughter-inlaw, Sharon Elaine Sexton, and two […]

William Adams dies at 91

William “Bill” Curtis Adams, 91, died June 8 at Mountain View Medical Center in Big Spring, Texas. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Charles and Armina Flinchum Adams. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Adams Jr., James Benjamin Adams, and Edwin Lee Adams, and four sisters, Happy Nelle LeMaster, Alice Marie […]

Mrs. Browning dies at 81

Eunice Lewis Browning, 81, died June 18 at her residence at Delphia. Born in Gordon to the late Charlie and Myrtle Cornett Lewis, she was the widow of Paul Browning. She was also preceded in death by her twin brother, Eulice Lewis, and an infant sister, Lillian Lewis. Mrs. Browning was a member of the Coyles Branch Primitive Baptist Church. […]

Services set for Glen Stamper

Glen Stamper, 81, died June 11 at his home in Cumberland, Virginia. Born and reared in Kentucky, he was the son of the late Fred Stamper and Hazel Rizner. Surviving are two daughters, Mitzie Stamper and Sheila Stamper, a son, Dan Hicks; grandchildren, Amanda and Cody, and Tristan “Bubby” Marshall, whom he loved and cared for like his own. Graveside […]

Former WHS teacher Henry Gerald Frazier, 77, dies at his home

Henry Gerald Frazier, 77, died June 17 at his home. A son of the late Clyde and Carolyn Frazier, he was graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in education. He taught social studies and history for 33 years at Whitesburg High School. He taught summer school in addition to regular term, coached and served as a bus driver […]

Bobby James Ison dies at 86

Bobby James Ison, 86, of Jeremiah, died May 22 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard. A son of the late Ed and Martha Watts Ison, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Lilly, Manus, and Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Anis Caudill Ison; a brother, Edward Ison; and a sister, Mary Carolyn Blair and husband […]


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