Obituaries

Donald Brown dies at 72

Donald R. Brown, 72, of Indianapolis, Ind., died May 12. Born in Whitesburg, he was a son of the late Wesley and Bethel Brown. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Vernie Brown, and two brothers, Archie Brown and Darrell Martin. Mr. Brown retired from Ford Motor Company in 2005. He enjoyed spending time with his family and […]

Judith Adams, 77, dies

Judith “Judy” Adams, 77, died May 15. Born in Paulding, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late John and Gene Wiegel Commers. On August 31, 1962, she married Den Adams, who preceded her in death on November 29, 2013. She was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Gene Ann Commers. Mrs. Adams retired in 2004 from John […]

Services held for Billy Barnett

Billy G. Barnett, 72, of Cumberland, died May 13 at his residence. A son of the late Aubrey and Clara Belle Moses Barnett, he was the widower of Glenda Blanton Barnett. He was also preceded in death by a son, Brian Barnett, and a brother, Bethel Barnett. Surviving are a daughter, Kimberly Stephens of Cumberland; two brothers, James Barnett of […]

Funeral services held for Anna Lee Thomas

Anna Lee Thomas, 80, of Colson, died May 7 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. A daughter of the late Orcha Sexton and Della Amburgey Sexton, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Ann Thomas; six brothers, Cecil, Lee, Landon, Lenville, Charles, and Bradley; and four sisters, Marie, Beatrice, Yvonne, Arlene. Surviving are a daughter, Brenda Richardson […]

Rites are held for Reba Dunn

Reba Dunn, 72, of Premium, died May 8, at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. A daughter of the late Ben and Edith Smith Ratliff, she was the widow of Mervin Dunn. Surviving are three daughters, Teresa Blair and husband Mike of Letcher, Paula Day and husband Allen of Premium, and Melissa Eldridge and husband Ray of Hallie; seven grandchildren, Holly, […]

Donald Ray Collins dies at 71

Donald Ray Collins, 71, died May 5 at his residence at Isom. He was a son of the late Hennie and Marjorie Bowling Collins. Surviving are a daughter, Shana Banks and husband Mark of Isom; two grandchildren, Emmalee and Addisyn; a brother, Terry Collins and wife Virginia of North Carolina; a sister, Wanda Renfrow and husband Michael of Louisville; and […]

Rites held for Burchell Nease

Burchell Nease, 93, died May 3 at his home in Isom. Born in Colson, he was a son of the late Nanny Sexton Nease and Bud Nease. Mr. Nease enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends. Surviving are his wife, Geraldine Combs Nease; a son, Jeffrey Nease and wife Kimberly of Isom; and a sister, Mildred […]


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