Charlie Whitaker dies at 84

Funeral services for Charlie Whitaker, 84, of Cornettsville, will be held today, August 17, at 11 a.m. at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial will follow in the Brown-Sorrell Cemetery at Blackey. A son of the late Press and Mattie Campbell Whitaker, he died August 14 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Christine Brown Whitaker; two sons, […]

Loren Field succumbs at 85

Funeral services for Loren Fields, 85, of Charlestown, Ind., were held August 5 in Charlestown. Burial was in the Charlestown Cemetery. A son of the late Noah and Mary Eldridge Fields and the widower of Vivian Fields, he was born in Letcher County. He died July 31 at Kindred Rolling Hills Healthcare in New Albany, Ind. He was also preceded […]

Four brothers going to Bristol races

By OMA HATTON Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I am doing better, but not running and jumping. I need patience bad! I’m trying to take care of myself. I have an appointment at the hospital. Maybe I’ll know what’s going on, but I do know I’m feeling better. My four sons are all excit- ed about going […]

Old-time country dinner set

The annual “Old Time Country Dinner”, sponsored by the Letcher County Extension Homemakers, will be held on Wednesday, September 21, Whitesburg Day of the Mountain Heritage Festival. It will be held at the County Extension Office, 478 Extension Drive, Whitesburg. For more information, call 633-2362. Cost of the meal is $5 per person and the dinner will be served from […]

Debt collectors commit robbery

Some corporations engage in such abusive consumer rip-offs that they’re just plain evil. But then there are some profiteers that dig even deeper into the dark void of their corporate souls to achieve the ultimate status: TRULY EVIL. Consider the gang of debt collection firms that are thugglishly and lawlessly rampaging across the country ruthlessly abusing consumer rights and common […]

Rites held for Patsy Ann Sexton

Patsy Ann Sexton, 50, of Isom, died August 12 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Mitchell and Shirley Triplette Brock. Surviving are her husband, Dwayne Sexton; three sons, Cody Brown of Whitesburg, and Christopher Brown and Cassius Sexton, both of Isom; a stepson, Stephen Sexton of Isom; two daughters, Jessica Eversole of Seco and […]

Services held for Alta Mae Hall

Alta Mae Hall, 76, of Ermine, died August 8 at Pikeville Hospital. A daughter of the late Winford and Mertie Bell Adams, she was the widow of Eugene Hall. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Adams and William Adams, and a sister, Bobby Jean Sizemore. Surviving are two sons, Paul Eugene Hall and Larry Hall, both […]

Services held for Virginia Cury

Virginia Laura Guerin Cury, 80, of Sandy Springs, S.C., died June 21 in Bronx, N.Y. A daughter of the late George and Blanch Guerin, she was married to Thomas B. Cury Jr., formerly of Neon. She was preceded in death by four brothers, George Guerin, Rena Guerin, Peter Guerin and Johnny Guerin. Mrs. Cury enjoyed traveling, gardening and doing crossword […]

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Services held for Judy Collins

Funeral services for Judy Kay Collins, 69, were held August 10 at the First Baptist Church in Whitesburg. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. Born in Knoxville, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Buford and Rossie Newman Wilson, and the widow of Clyde Collins. She died August 7 at Pikeville Medical Center. Mrs. Collins was a […]