Obituaries

Former Whitesburg businessman Robert ‘Bobby’ Stansberry dies

Robert “Bobby” Houston Stansberry, 79, of Smithville, Tenn., died June 20. He was born in Corbin on November 11, 1940 to the late Bob and Irene Rowlett Stansberry. Mr. Stansberry was a member of the Whitesburg Volunteer Fire Department and a Mason and member of the Oleika Shrine Club. He was a second-generation business owner and operator of Bob Stansberry […]

Mr. Conley was Burdine native

Larry Neil Conley, 84, died June 4. Born April 20, 1936 in Burdine to Edgar and Odie (Dotson) Conley, he was a 1959 graduate of the University of Akron and went on to have a diverse career path. Larry worked at GMAC for 20 years. He and his wife Judy owned and operated the Woodman Drive location of Dunkin Donuts […]

Combs was first from here at MIT

William Hobart Combs, a resident of Fort Myers, Florida since 1991, formerly of New Hampton, New Hampshire and Lexington, Massachusetts, died May 11 in Fort Myers at the age of 92. He was born on December 22, 1927 in Whitesburg to William and Nola Combs, now deceased. Bill, a 1944 graduate of Whitesburg High School, is survived by his loving […]

Mrs. Castle was a native of Neon

Gwenda Leah Wright Castle died May 22. She was born on May 29, 1941 to Jesse E. and Alma (Adams) Wright of Neon. She graduated from high school at Fleming-Neon High School and completed her Home Economics Education degree at Morehead State University. Mrs. Castle served in the Home Economics Department at Fleming-Neon High School and worked as a substitute […]

Nancy Colley-Bear, 81, dies in Indiana

Nancy Louise Colley-Bear, 81, of White House, Tenn., died May 10, at her daughter’s home in Indianapolis, Ind. Born in Jeremiah to the late Elmer and Martha Adams Colley, she was the mother of the late Thomas Reed Colley and Denise Howard. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Ann Colley, and a daughter-in-law, Sandy Ruark. Ms. […]

Former Cowan teacher Ray Boggs dies at 85

Ray Boggs, 85, died June 7 at Pikeville Medical Center. Born in Flint ( Kingscreek) to the late Charlie and Victoria Ingram Boggs, he was a brother of the late Ivard Boggs, Vivian Combs, Reva Cornett, and Ina Hubbard. He was graduated from Whitesburg High School in 1953, and attended Lee’s Junior College, then accepted his first teaching assignment at […]

Services set for Carrie Baker

Carrie Willa Fleming Baker, 84, died June 14 at her residence at Thornton. Born in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late “Big” Bill and Nannie Stewart Fleming. Mrs. Baker enjoyed gardening, cooking, and a daily three-mile walk. Surviving are her husband, Ray Baker; two sons, Randall Baker and wife Kathy and Rondall Baker and wife Missy, all […]

Services are held for Marie Reddy

Marie Madden Reedy, 86, died June 12 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. A daughter of the late Hager and Emma Ritchie Madden, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Oline Mullins and Josephine Holcomb. Mrs. Reedy was a member of the Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Gillis […]

Johnny Ray Brown, 63, buried at Goose Creek

Graveside services for Johnny Ray Brown, 63, were held June 12 at the Wright/ Collier Cemetery at Goose Creek. A son of the late John H. and Vairl Bullion Brown, he was born in Neon. He died June 9 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. Mr. Brown enjoyed working on cars, ginseng hunting and spending […]

Rites held for Treston Hughes

Treston Hughes, 21, of Partridge, died May 31 in an accident in Louisville. He was the son of Charles Hughes of Hazard and Marsha Shepherd Hughes of Partridge. He was graduated from Letcher Central High School where he made a 35 on his ACT and played saxophone in the band. Mr. Hughes had been accepted to the University of Virginia-Wise […]


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