Rites are held for Cora Minor

Funeral services for Cora Arvenia Minor, 82, of Burdine, were held December 29 at Carty Funeral Home. Burial was in the United Methodist Church Cemetery in Surgionsville, Tenn. A daughter of the late Lloyd Freeman and Goldie Lane and the widow of Earl Minor, she died December 25 in Ringgold, Ga. She was the mother of the late Larry Maggard, […]

Eugene Day succumbs at 90

Eugene Day, 90, of Seymour, Ind., died December 25 at Covered Bridge Health Campus. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Loren and Mary Hampton Day, and the widower of Geneva Nezelene Maggard. He was the father of the late Larry Day and Jennifer Day Froedge, and a brother of the late Otis Day, Marie Ingram […]

Memories of our farm

In the mid ‘30s, when we had to move out of our company house in Camden after my dad lost his job along with many other miners who worked for the coal company, we moved to the last house at the head of Can Branch to our 100-acre farm that my dad rented for $50 a year. I was a […]

Services held for Brenda Stephens

Brenda Kaye Stephens, 61, died December 23 at her home in Berea. Formerly of Mayking, she was a daughter of the late Bennett and Hazel Stallard Holbrook. Surviving are her companion, Bobby Collins; a daughter, Jennifer Reekie of Texas; a son, Brian Stephens of Berea; two brothers, Jack Holbrook of Mayking and Ronald Holbrook of Greenfi eld, Ind.; a sister, […]

Sickness slows down our Christmas spirit

Southern Ohio

Happy New Year! Please tell me it won’t be long until spring will be here. Oh I know that is wishful thinking! It is a good thing that Susie from Arizona doesn’t extended her invitation to come to visit her as I just might take her up on it except for one thing, I don’t want to fly. There’s a […]

Cowan Homemakers give quilt for auction


Bennett and Linda Combs had around 21 people to celebrate Thanksgiving. About 16 stayed the night and a good time was had by all. Linda sends birthday wishes to Lois Brown Sturgill of Ohio, and Watson Combs, both on Dec. 12, and also to Yvonne Brown Sutphin’s daughter, Teresa Frame, on Dec. 15. She lives in Goode, Va. Happy birthday […]

ECCO completed Christmas projects


Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center. “There are six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: and he that soweth discord among brethren.” Proverbs 6:16-19 A nice peaceful calm has settled over the ECCO facility as the Christmas season comes to a close. Another year and by the grace of God, […]

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Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net We would like to wish Kayla Collins a Happy New Year. We hope Santa was very good to you this year for being on the […]

Rites held for Edna Helton

Funeral services for Edna Blair Helton, 62, of Indianapolis, Ind., were held December 23 at Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in Clarence Blair Cemetery at Jeremiah. A daughter of the late Clarence and Lucy Halcomb Blair, she died December 21. She was a sister of the late Onis Blair, David Allen Blair, Lola Crawford and Hazel Banks. […]


Drake Justin Stewart celebrated his second birthday on Dec. 14. He is the son of Bethany and Justin Stewart of Mayking. His grandparents are Lois and David Stewart of Mayking, and Sharlotte and Keith Bentley of Whitesburg.