Obituaries

Rites held for Gwendolyn Pack

Gwendolyn Sexton Pack, 67, of Whitesburg, died September 24 at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late Charlie and Wanda Collins Sexton, she was the mother of the late James Pack. She was also preceded in death by eight siblings, Ronnie, James, Charles, Barney Gaye, Cleo, Garrett, Anita and Mavis. Surviving are a son, Charles Edgar Pack […]

Susan Tyree, 52, dies

Funeral services for Susan Stamper Tyree, 52, were held October 1 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Sandlick Cemetery. A daughter of the late Steve and Pat Stamper, she was born in Harlan. She died September 26 at her residence in Hazard. She worked with her family in the founding of the Whitesburg Church of the Nazarene, where she […]

Ruth Ison succumbs at 82

Ruth Ison, 82, of Whitesburg, died September 27 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. Mrs. Ison was a daughter of the late Thurston and Mattie Collins. Surviving are her husband, Ronald Ison; three sons, Ellis Stephen Sturgill and Eugenia of Ermine, David Lynn Sturgill and Madonna of Jenkins, and Thurston Randall Sturgill of High Hat; […]

Paul Burke dies at 70

Paul Burke, 70, of Jenkins, died September 26 at Pikeville Medical Center. A son of the late Jack Burke and Mary Bentley Fleming, he was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Gabe Fleming; three brothers, Raymond Burke, George Burke, and Jimmy Burke; and a sister, Betty Jean Burke. Surviving are his wife, Donna Hunsaker Burke; three sons, John Burke […]

Rites held for David Barker

David Michael “Shade Tree” Barker, 70, of Middlesboro, formerly of McRoberts, died September 24 at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Pikeville. Born in McRoberts to the late David Merrell and Emma Jean Ferguson Barker, he served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Fleming-Neon American Legion. Mr. Barker was an avid University of Kentucky sports fan. […]

Clarence Gibson dies at 73

Clarence Edward Gibson, 73 died September 25 at his home at Roxana. He was a son of the late William Buster and Mary Allen Gibson, and a brother of the late Johnny Ray Gibson. Surviving are his wife, Roma Hogg Gibson; a son, Tracy Gibson of Roxana; five brothers, Walden Gibson, Tommy Gibson, Duke Gibson, Winston Gibson, and Boyd Gibson; […]

Services held for Alma Adams

Alma Marie Adams, 67, of Whitesburg, died September 27 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard. A daughter of the late Sam and Mary Tyree Baker, she was the widow of Daniel Adams. Surviving are three sons, Brian Webb and wife Sheri of Shallotte, N.C., Danny Adams and wife Lisa of Bronston, and Josh Adams of Whitesburg; […]

Ira ‘Jeff ’ Maggard dies at 67

Ira “Jeff ” Maggard, 67, died September 20 at Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Va. A son of the late Burkless and Ethel Maggard, he was a brother of the late Donald Bruce Maggard Mr. Maggard was also preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Meredith Matthews and Scott Johnson He was a retired coal miner of 39 years and a […]

Rites held for Michael Ison

Funeral services for Michael Dale Ison, 43, were held September 30 at Big Leatherwood First Baptist Church. Burial was in the Hiram Campbell Cemetery. A son of the late John and Judy Campbell Ison, he died September 27 at his residence at Happy. Surviving are his wife, Carol Ison; a son, A. J. Combs of home; a daughter, Leslie Leann […]

Loretta Mullins, 78, dies

Funeral services for Loretta Jeanette Collier Wright Mullins, 78, were held September 29 at Burdine Church of God of Prophecy. Inurnment will be at a later date. A daughter of the late Charles M. and Rose Jane Strong Collier, she died September 3 at her home at Dunham. She was the mother of the late Ricky Wright, Robert Michael Wright […]


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