Benny Shepherd

18 April 2014

Benny Shepherd, age 81 of Delphia, KY, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the UK Medical Center. He was born in Delphia on January 24, 1933 to the late Enoch and Ella Adams Shepherd. Benny worked 30 years as a coal miner with Blue Diamond Coal Company before retiring. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Della Smith Shepherd; brothers, Herman, Soloman, Bentley, Oscar, Willard and Harrison Shepherd.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his sons, Tim (Veronica) Shepherd of Delphia, KY and James Shepherd of Hazard, KY; sisters, Clara Halcomb of Delphia, KY and Irene Scott of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee; grandchildren, Charity Shepherd, Courtney Coots, Jamie Combs, and Traci Eldreth; great grandchildren, Jason, Hunter, Kaitlyn, Alexander, Andrea, Laci, Kaci and Maci; and a host of other friends and family.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 20, 2014, between 6 – 9 pm at the Big Leatherwood Baptist Church in Delphia, KY.

Funeral services will be held at the church on Monday, April 21, 2014, at 12 pm with the Reverend Johnny Sexton officiating. Interment will follow in the Whispering Pines Cemetery in Delphia, KY with military rites at the graveside.


Debra Bolton

18 April 2014

Debra Lynn (Blevins) Bolton, 53 of Cawood, KY passed from this life Thursday April 17, 2014 at the Harlan ARH after a long battle with cancer. Bolton

Debra was the daughter of Frankie (Clem) Barrett and Husband William “Bill” Barrett of Cawood and Burley Blevins, Jr and wife Elizabeth of Tennessee; she is preceded in death by her grandparents, Will and Daisy Clem; George and Nancy Blevins; an infant sibling and an infant nephews.

Besides her parents she is survived by her husband of 35 years, Glen Bolton; 2 sons, Glen Eric Bolton of New Tazewell, TN and Joseph Bolton of Cawood; 3 honorary adopted children, Ric Johnson, Jessica Hubbard and Jennifer Jeffers; 2 sisters, Kathy Sawyers of Lexington, KY and Gina Dodson and husband Don of Florence, KY; a very special aunt, Jackie Clem McKenzie; she leaves a host of other children who love her; 24 nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Sunday April 20, 2014 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Lenarue Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 pm at the church with Rev. Joe Howard officiating.

Graveside services will be 10:00 am Monday April 21, 2014 at the Resthaven Cemetery at Keith. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 9:30 am to proceed to the cemetery.


John Henry Wilson

18 April 2014

John Henry Wilson, age 79, of Bledsoe, KY went home to be with Jesus April 16, 2014 at the Middlesboro ARH following a long illness. He was born February 2, 1935 in Harlan, KY to the late Henry Wilson and Willimae Taylor Wilson. He was in the United States Air Force. He was a barber and a truck driver.

Besides his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers: J.C. Wilson, Edgar Wilson, Roger Cooper, Gordon Cooper, and Eli Cooper and a sister, Bonnie Syner.

He is survived by his brother, Gary Cooper, Sr., Bledsoe, KY and James Cooper, Jr. of Baxter, KY; sisters: Yvonne Hamlow of Florida, Christine Cooper of Bledsoe, KY, and Tina Farley of Bledsoe, KY; special niece, Samantha Cooper, and special nephew, Dalton Cooper; sisters-in-law: Carolyn Cooper, Cheryl Cooper, and Gracie Mae Wilson; brother-in-law, Bill Hamlow; nieces and nephews: Joe, Dale, Chris, Brittany, and Debra Wilson, Cynthia Cooper, Gary Cooper, Jr., Brittany Cooper, Tiffany Cooper, Mary Saylor, Jennifer Roe, Linda Salter, Rhonda Mouchette, Crystal Clevenger, Tabitha Parker, David, Scott, and Kevin Cooper, and a host of cousins, family and friends.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 5 to 7PM at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home.

Funeral will follow at 7PM in the chapel of Mount Pleasant with the Rev. Billy Cann officiating. Burial will be Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 10AM at the Wilson Cemetery, Bledsoe, KY with friends and family serving as pallbearers.




John Stewart

17 April 2014

John Robert Stewart, age 72, of Cawood, KY passed away April 16, 2014 at the Harlan ARH following a long illness. He was born March 19, 1942 in Harlan, KY to the late Mirld Stewart and Delilah Childers. He was a coal miner for Bow Valley Coal Co. He believed in the Church of God faith.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Charles Stewart, and sister, Beulah Couch.

He is survived by his wife, Della Mae Stewart, of Cawood; children: Robert Lee “Robbie” (Sharon) Stewart, Doug (Ruby) Stewart, Michael (Susan) Stewart, and Michael (Susan) Stewart all of Cawood; brothers: Andy Clay of Speedwell, TN, Wayne (Barbara) Stewart of Cawood, Ed (Gail) Stewart of Pineville, KY, Denver Stewart of Brownie’s Creek, and Bill Stewart of Bob’s Creek; sisters: Mary Lou Jones of Cawood, Nacoma Hunley of Brownie’s Creek, Elizabeth (Raymond) Wyatt of Tazewell, TN, Martha (Hubert) Grubbs of Cawood, Cindy (Clyde) Gaily of Cawood, and Rosie (Jamie) Wyatt of London, KY; 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and family.

Visitation will be at the Riverside Mountain Assembly, Cawood, KY Friday, April 18, 2014 from 5 to 8PM.

Funeral will be Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 2PM also at the Riverside Mountain Assembly with Reverends Franklin Stewart and Spencer Burkhart officiating. Burial will be in the Stewart Family Cemetery, Cawood, KY with friends and family serving as pallbearers.




Stella Hensley

16 April 2014

Stella HensleyStella “Mamaw” Hensley, age 100, of Totz, KY passed away April 15, 2014 at the Harlan ARH. She was born February 25, 1914 in Sharps Chapel, TN to the late William F. Wilford and Sarah Elizabeth Wilford. Stella was of the Church of God faith. She attended the Totz Church of God and taught Sunday School for many years. She loved serving the Lord and loved the outdoors. She also loved working in her garden and flower beds. She was a quilter and enjoyed making quilts for all her family to enjoy. She was loved by many and was “Mamaw” to everyone.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Kermit R. Hensley; her son, Bruce D. Hensley, and a baby daughter, Betty; sisters: Elsie, Lillie, Dalley, and Dorothy; brothers: Thomas, William, Jacob, Dewey, Jake and Bud.

She is survived by her son, Roy E. (Glenda) Hensley of Totz, KY, daughter-in-law, Mrs. Bruce (Mary) Hensley, a brother, Clifford Wilford (Cathy) of Elks Knob, AL, a sister, Beulah Sutton of Middlesboro, KY, grandchildren: Susie (Denny) Mullins, Jimmy (Lisa) Hensley, Donna (Nicky) Noe, Diane (Bob) Mullins, Rachel Hensley, Eddie Hensley, and Earl Hensley, Randy Taylor, and Jeff (Sue)Taylor; great grandchildren: Tyler Hensley, Brittany Hensley, Branden Watts, Matthew Mullins, Ashley Mullins, Seth Noe, Zachary Noe, Lyndsey Noe (David) Carmical, Jordan(Charli) Hensley, Kevin Hensley, Cory Hensley, Ryan, Katie, and Brady Taylor; great great grandchildren: Hunter, Samuel, Hudson, Cameron, Kiley, Kolby; also a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Visitation will be Friday April 18, 2014 from 6 to 8PM at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home.

Funeral will be Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 1PM in the chapel of Mount Pleasant with Rev. Nicky W. Noe officiating. Burial will be at Green Hills Memorial Gardens, Middlesboro, KY with grandsons and great-grandsons serving as pallbearers.





Donna Jinkins

16 April 2014

Donna G. Jinkins, age 67 of Carmel, IN, passed away April 14, 2014. She was born April 12, 1947 to the late Clarence D. Sr. and Ollie Mae Langford Cornette. Donna attended Thomas Carr Howe High School and Cumberland High School in Cumberland, KY. She also attended the Patricia Stevens Modeling College, became a successful model, was Miss Dodge Charge in 1966 and modeled for Mia Cosmetics professionally. She was in the Data Processing Department of ADP for 28 years. Donna was loved by many and will be missed greatly. Her loving advice and words of wisdom will be something we all will cherish forever, along with the memory of the beautiful person she was. Rest in Peace, Donna. Love Always, Your Family.

Donna is survived by boyfriend, Timothy Pilkinton; brother, Danny Cornette; sister, Beverly Wiggins; nieces, Marcy McQueen and Heather Houston; nephew, Jesse Deer; and great-nephew, Andrew Leslie.

Donna is preceded in death by a sister, Nikki Houston.

A graveside service will be held for Donna on Friday, April 18, 2014, at the Huff Cemetery in Cumberland, KY at 2 PM.