Services are held for Verneda Owens

M. Verneda Banks Owens, 84, died May 1 at her home in Frederick County, Va. Born in Hamilton, Ohio to the late Fred and Matilda Banks, she was the widow of Guy Owens. She was a homemaker and farmer, and was retired from National Fruit in the Incentive Department after 17. She was a member of Gainesboro United Methodist Church […]

Young Writer’s Camp set

The Young Writers’ Camp will be held at Hazard Community and Technical College June 13-17 for students entering fourth, fifth and sixth grades in the fall. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The Mountain Writing Project’s Young Writer’s Camp familiarizes students with the types of writing that are part of the Kentucky assessment system. The camp […]

Reunions • Reunions • Reunions • Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue. MITCHELL/ GENTRY/ WHITAKER — The Mitchell/ Gentry/Whitaker family reunion will begin at 11 a.m., July 24, at the Pin Oak Shelter at Carr Creek […]

Fiscal court votes to hold $14,000 payment to CSX

Letcher County Fiscal Court has voted to withhold payment of what it considers an exorbitant charge of $14,000 by CSX Inc. for work related to the installation of a county water line on railroad company right-of-way. The court voted unanimously at its May meeting Monday to pay all bills except CSX’s until the company sends a representative to a court […]

Gift is pumpkin fudge

By EMMA LOU ENGLE Today is Wednesday, May 11, and what a glorious day it has been. Sunshine and nearly 80 degrees. I love it! My kind of weather. All I can say is wow and double wow. We are finally having the kind of spring weather we’ve been waiting for. Everything is so beautiful, fresh and new. It’s as […]

Services are held for Bob Sweeney

Funeral services for Donald ‘Bob’ Lee Sweeney, 59, were held May 16 at Little Colley Baptist Church. Burial was in the Isom Cemetery. A son of the late John and Effagene Dutton Sweeney, he was born in Detroit, Mich. He died May 13 at his home in Whitesburg. Surviving are six brothers, John Sweeney, Dearborn Heights, Mich.; Ronald Sweeney, Kenneth […]

Rites held forRoxie Gillispie

Roxie Gillispie, 90, of Whitesburg, died May 12 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late Solomon and Mecie Compton Johnson, she was the widow of Leonard Gillispie. She was the mother of the late Phyllis Sexton and a sister of the late Woodrow Johnson, Jake Johnson, Victor Johnson and Julie Collins. Surviving are a son, Sollie R. […]