Obituaries

Tom Callihan dies at 54

Tom Callihan, 54, of Whitesburg, died February 15 at Roxana. Surviving are his mother, Genita Callihan; a brother, Sam “Al” Callihan (Rebecca); three sisters, Janey Callihan (Tiff/Colden), Lesa Callihan (Bob), Tammy Callihan (Casey, Tasha, Cooper/ Brooke); a namesake, Thomas Shane Turner; two step-grandchildren, Thoma s and Cory; a stepson, Gary/Leslie; a number of nephews and nieces; special friends, Tony Turner, […]

Rites held for Edna Mae Meade

Edna Mae Meade, 75, of Somerset, died February 11 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. A daughter of the late Elvora Burke and Uriah Bates, she was the widow of Hennie Meade, who was a World War II veteran. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Lacey Hall; a sister-in-law, Cecil Hall; a sister, Gladys Johnson; and […]

George Edward ‘Ed’ Narramore dies at 59

George Edward “ Ed” Narramore, 59, of McRoberts, died February 15. He was a son of Paul Edward Narramore and the late Maxine Adams Narramore. A graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, he was an avid hunter and very passionate about nature and the outdoors, never missing an opportunity to hike, hunt, fish, or walk. He loved […]

Services held for Barbara Adams Girdley

Funeral services for Barbara Rose Adams Girdley, 73, of Richmond, were held February 16 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. A daughter of the late James H. and Alpha Adams, she died February 15 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Surviving are a sister, Kathy Cornett and husband Elwood of Blackey; nephews, Bobby Gene Adams, Frank J. Adams, Timothy […]

Alice Polly dies at 76

Funeral services for Alice Polly, 76, were held February 7 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Ermine. Born in Mayking to the late Edward and Margaret Collins Polly, she died January 30 at the Beaumont Hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich. Surviving are two sisters, Anita Alcala of Livonia, Mich., and Anedra […]

Services held for Bobby Ulis Sturgill

Bobby Ulis Sturgill, 39, died February 5 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. A 1998 graduate of Pound (Va.) High School, he worked for Eagle Creek Mining as a heavy equipment service technician. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Bobby Adams and Ulis Sturgill, and his cousins, Nathan Adams and Paige Adams Counts. Surviving are […]

Funeral services held for Marilyn Elaine DePriest

Marilyn Elaine DePriest, 86, of Lancaster, formerly of Jenkins, died February 7 at her daughter and son-inlaw’s home. Born in Massachusetts, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Margaret Woodward Bartlett and the widow of Pastor John DePriest. She was also preceded in death by a great-grandson, Trent Paul Carty, and a son-in-law, Paul Sanders. Mrs. DePriest was […]

Neon resident Ethel Harris dies at 106

Ethel Harris, 106, of Fleming-Neon, died February 6 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Matewan, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Will and Emma Brown Stamps and the widow of Theodore Harris. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Slone. Mrs. Harris lived most of her life in Letcher County and was a member […]

Services held for Mildred May Greer, 98

Funeral services for Mildred May Greer, 98, of Jenkins, were held February 5 at Polly & Craft Funeral Home. Burial was in the Greer family cemetery in East Jenkins. A daughter of the late William and Mary Sanders, she was the widow of Oakie Greer. She died February 1. Mrs. Greer was also preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara; […]

Rites held for Alfred Gibson

Alfred Gibson, 76, of Whitesburg, died February 7. A son of the late Codell and Zola Gibson, he was also preceded in death by his son, Carl; two brothers, Bill and Merty; and a sister, Mary Nelson. Mr. Gibson was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War before beginning a career in construction as a heavy equipment operator. He […]


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