Services held for Lula Slone

Funeral services for Lula Taylor Slone, 76, were held January 13 in Whitesburg. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. A daughter of the late Ed and Ruby Crase Taylor, she died January 10 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard. She was the widow of Arvel Slone, and a grandmother of the late Matthew Holbrook. […]

Speak Your Piece

E-m@il address 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 What’s up with the county or state highway workers putting all this loose gravel down on blacktopped roads whenever it snows? Are they already out of salt? . I don’t know why the […]

Brenda Sue Boggs dies at 67

Brenda Sue Boggs, 67, of Whitesburg, died January 6 after a long illness. Born in Hazard to the late Johnnie and Henrietta Ritchie Raichel, she was the widow of Ronnie Davidson, and later married Daryl Boggs, who survives her. Mrs. Boggs was graduated from Carr Creek High School and had worked at Martin’s Department Store and the Perry County Board […]

Rites held for Harmie Griffie

Harmie Griffie, 81, of Cornettsville, died January 9, at Pikeville Medical Center. He was a son of the late James and Frankie Watts Griffie. Surviving are his wife, Sadie Jane Pratt Griffie; two sons, James Manon Griffie and wife Deedra of Newman, Ga., and Tim Griffie and wife Rose of Cornettsville; a daughter, Gemelia Lewis and husband Petie of Cornettsville; […]

Rotary Club hears about literary

Sky Marietta, curriculum and instructional specialist at the Pine Mountain Settlement School, presented a program on literacy for the Kentucky mountains at the January 3 Whitesburg Rotary Club meeting. Marietta is a former elementary teacher and co-author of Making Assessment Matter, a book that details how literacy assessment can translate into differentiated instruction at the individual, classroom, and school levels. […]

Rites held for Delmer Nease

Funeral services for Delmer Nease, 84, of Somerset, were held January 12 in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Colson Cemetery. Born in Colson, he died January 7 in Somerset. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and served during the Korean War. Mr. Nease was retired from Easton Detroit Spring Company in Indianapolis, Ind., and enjoyed woodworking and birdwatching. Surviving him […]

Macy Bolen services held

Macy Bolen, 55, of Bevinsville, died January 11 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard. Born in Appalachia, Va., to the late Lloyd and Easter Dixon Huff, she was a sister of the late Muncy Huff, A.P. Huff, and Randall Huff. She was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Harold Bolen; […]

Rites set for Jo Evelyn Spangler

Funeral services for Jo Evelyn Holyfield Spangler, 62, will be held at 1 p.m. today (January 18) in Whitesburg. Burial will be in the Spangler Cemetery. Born in Wise, Va., she was a daughter of the late Jo Ann Holyfield Charles and Theodore Holyfield. Also preceding her in death were her stepfather, Edgar Charles, and three brothers, Douglas Holyfield, Joseph […]

Standard shift transmission is acting like an automatic

Dear Car Talk: Today, as I released the clutch, I noticed that my car would start driving away like normal, even though my foot was never on the gas pedal. Instead of stalling out, as it normally would do if I didn’t give it gas, it just started moving, as if it had an automatic transmission. Any idea what’s going […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1938 Whitesburg schools close with week of graduation exercises; 69 graduate from high school and 40 graduate from grade school. Mrs. Harris’s Music Class recital Thursday night, May 12 The greeting song, “Hello, Hello, Hello”, followed by chorus was led by Master Howell Lewis in costume, who sang and played well, was supported by the class. Each pupil played an […]