Obituaries

Funeral services held for Donald Ray Niece

Funeral services for Letcher County businessman Donald Ray Niece were held December 2 a the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Niece, 74, of Thornton, died November 30 at the Whitesburg hospital after a short illness. He worked in the coal business for many years before opening a car and truck parts yard at Thornton. Mr. Niece is survived by his wife, […]

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 […]

Leonard Johnson, 74, buried in McRoberts

Funeral services for Leonard Johnson, 74, of McRoberts, were held November 28 in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Johnson Cemetery at McRoberts. Mr. Roberts, who was known for his enjoyment of rabbit hunting, gardening, and spending time with his family and friends, died November 24 at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born in McRoberts to the late Hiram and Mary Phipps […]

Rites held for Maxine Trent

Funeral services for Maxine Yvonne Trent, 27, were held in Whitesburg December 4. She died November 30 at her home at Water Valley in western Kentucky. A daughter of Bennett and Sherri Buckett Trent, both of who survive her, she was the mother of young sons Austin James Trent and Lucas Ryan Conner Trent, both living at home. Other survivors […]

Services are held for Lou Mamia Fugate

Funeral services were held December 1 in Whitesburg for Lou Mamia Pace Fugate, 95, of Mayking. Mrs. Fugate died November 28 at the Whitesburg hospital. She was a daughter of the late Oscar and Lydia Kincer Pace and the widow of Oliver G. Fugate. Mrs. Fugate is survived by three sons, Darius Fugate and wife Corina, and O.C. Fugate and […]

Letcher Co. native dies in Deleware

Daniel Adams, age 73, of New Castle, Delaware, formerly of Ermine, passed away on November 22. Dan worked at General Motors and Newport Builders. He enjoyed fishing, tending to his yard and detailing cars. Dan was devoted to his family and loved spending time with his granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Rena Adams […]

Deloris Fleming, 85, dies

Funeral services for Deloris Fleming, 85, were held November 24 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Hemphill Cemetery at Hemphill. Born in Pike County to the late Kennis and Caldonia Johnson, Mrs. Fleming died November 20 at Baptist Health in Corbin. She was the widow of Sol Fleming, and the mother of the late Chan and […]

Richmond man buried here

Funeral services for Donald Keith Banks, 65, of Richmond, were held November 24 in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Whitco Cemetery. A son of the late James Oscar and Emma Colwell Banks, Banks died November 18 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington. He was avid University of Kentucky sports fan, and also enjoyed fishing. Surviving are his wife of […]


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