Obituaries

Rites are held for Eugene Meade, 67

Eugene Meade, 67, of Whitesburg, died December 6 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. A son of the late Ernest and Sadie Meade Bates, he was a member of the Letcher County Planning Commission, a past member of Whitesburg Rotary Club, the past president of the Neon Area Jaycees, vice chair of the Whitesburg Housing Authority, a member of the […]

Ronald Kincer dies at 85

Funeral services for Ronald David Kincer, 85, were held December 4 in Lexington. Born in Letcher County to the late Wallace and Myrtle Kincer, he died November 28 at his home in Lexington. He was graduated from Whitesburg High School, and attended Virginia Military Institute. Mr. Kincer finished his electrical engineering degree at the University of Kentucky, and later returned […]

Rites held for Joyce Herron

Funeral services for Joyce Faith Kincer Herron, 82, were held April 14. She died April 2. Born in Mayking, she attended nursing school in Lexington. She and her husband, J. Dudley Herron, lived in many places throughout the United States and in Germany, Malaysia, Israel, Scotland and China. After the oldest of their three sons, James Dudley Herron II, died […]

Goldie Cornett buried at Hallie

Goldie Blair Cornett, 99, of Hallie, died December 7 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. The daughter of the late James and Annie Back Blair, she was the widow of Coy Cornett. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Winona Minor, and a son, Jeffery Cornett. Surviving are a son, James Clinton “Bud” Cornett and wife Nancy of […]

JoAnn Sparkman, 84, dies

Funeral services for JoAnn Sparkman, 84, will be held at 11 a.m., December 15, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, Ind. Interment will follow in the Dupont Cemetery. Born in Letcher County, Mrs. Sparkman grew up in Chopping Branch Hollow and attended school there. She was reared in the Old Regular Baptist Church and later attended Dupont […]

Services held for Ronald Dunn

Ronald Dunn, 54, of Premium, died December 5 at Dorton. He was a son of Reba Ratliff Dunn of Premium and the late Mervin “Trigger” Dunn. Surviving in addition to his mother are a daughter, Wendy Dunn of Sandlick; three sisters, Teresa Blair of Letcher, Paula Day of Premium, and Melissa Eldridge of Hallie; nieces, Holly Back and Kendra Hall; […]

Barbara Belcher dies at 86

Barbara Jean Kegan Belcher, 86, of Rockville, Md., died November 5 of heart failure. Born in Jenkins to the late Seth H. Kegan, Sr. and Margaret Nicholson Kegan, she was the widow of Curtiss Belcher, Sr. Mrs. Belcher was graduated from the University of Kentucky with degrees in music and literature, and taught piano for many years in Kentucky and […]

Doris Stallard, 85, made Christmas dresses for needy

Funeral services were to be held at Polly & Craft Funeral Home in Jenkins today (Wednesday) for Doris Ilene Stallard, 85. Burial was to follow in the Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. Mrs. Stallard, a native of Cromona, died December 1 at her home in the Laurels of Norton in Virginia. Born to the late Henry Clayton and Rebecca Brewer […]

Billy Fields, 67, was a retired coal miner

Funeral services were to be held in Cumberland today ( Wednesday) for Gordon resident Billy Darrell Fields, who died at his home December 1. He was 67. Mr. Fields was retired after working 41 years mining coal for Flint Coal, International Harvester, US Steel, Arch Coal, Enterprise Mining, and Lone Mountain Processing. He was a son of the late Stanley […]

Memorial service held here for Barbara Bennett

A memorial service for Barbara Gail Bennett, 60, was held November 30 at the Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Mrs. Bennett, formerly of Letcher County, died November 24 at the Wayne UNC Healthcare Center in North Carolina. A daughter of the late Roy and Dorothy Lucas, she is survived by her husband, Clark Bennett; three children, Duronda Davis and husband […]


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