Norma Jean Lewis Coldiron Snow, 80, of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Harlan, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital while visiting friends and family. She was born April 16, 1933 in Nolansburg, KY.
She was a graduate of Cumberland High School and graduated from Louisville General Hospital (University of Louisville) School of Nursing in 1953. Jean worked as a nurse at HARH and then the Harlan County Health Department until her retirement in 1988.
She is preceded in death by her first husband Ralph Arnold (R.A.) Coldiron, Jr. and her parents William Floyd and Axie Lewis and her sister Kay Lewis.
She is survived by her husband, William R. Snow, Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Harlan; her daughter, Camille (Connie) Coldiron Ritter, Phoenix, AZ; two brothers, Ernest Lewis and Kendal Lewis of Columbus, OH, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and many family and friends.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday in the Chapel of Harlan Funeral the funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Kyle Burnett officiating.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at Resthaven Cemetary, Keith, Ky. Jean’s nephews and great-nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Gloria Beasley Cornett, 87, of Cotes went to be with the Lord, on Monday, May 20, 2013,at her home with her family by her side.
Born July 25, 1925 in Ben-Hur, VA, she had lived here most of her life. Gloria was a homemaker and and believed in the Holiness faith, she was a member of the Christian Fellowship church and loved the Lord and her family more than anything.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Cornett, Sr.; her mother, Manerva Wynn Sprinkles Beasley; her father, Howard L. Beasley; two sisters, Glenna “Jack” Sprinkles Dean, and Rita Sprinkles Dean; two brothers, June Beasley and Elzie Beasley; and one grandson, Travis Howard Cornett.
Survivors include her son, Hobert Cornett, Jr. and wife, Debbie, Cotes; one brother, Robert “Bob” Beasley, Dayton, OH; five children, Brandy D. Mahoney and husband, , Columbus, OH; Jason Cornett and wife, Tonya, Kitts; Hobert Cornett, IV, Cotes; Jennifer Rapier and husband, Tracey, Verda; April Vargas, Jacksonville, FL. Also surviving are 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends, including a very special niece, Francis Campbell and husband, Bob, Corinth, MS.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, at the Christian Fellowship Church from 5 until 11 PM.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 1 PM at the Christian Fellowship Church with Pastor Ernie Cox and Pastor Greg Eldridge officiating.
Burial will follow in the Cotes Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Harlan Hospice of the Bluegrass and all the workers who came and did all they could to make Gloria comfortable. Also a special thanks to everyone who cooked and brought food to her while she was sick.
Wanda Sue Perkins
Wanda Sue Perkins, 66 of Harlan passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, at the Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. Born October 17, 1946 in Harlan County, she was a homemaker and believed in the Pentecostal faith.
Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver Aslinger and Mable Weaver Aslinger; one son, Christopher Perkins; three brothers, Dillard Aslinger, Charles Aslinger and Gene Aslinger; one sister, Cathy Aslinger.
She is survived by two sons, Jonathan Perkins and wife Patty, Harlan; Phillip Aslinger and wife Tasha, Harlan; one brother, Jerry Aslinger and wife Caroline, Ages; special sister-in-law, Alice Hayes Wynn. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Eric Perkins, Kelsey Perkins, Emily Perkins, Hope Aslinger, Bethany Aslinger, Ashleigh Aslinger and Ashton Aslinger; two great-grandchildren, Landon Perkins and Laynee Perkins.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, with funeral services following at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Harlan Funeral Home with Reverend Woody Fields officiating. Graveside services will be 12 noon Friday in the Evarts Memorials Gardens. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.
Wilma Jean Day 59 of Corbin formerly of Harlan passed away Monday May 20, 2013 at her home in Corbin. Wilma was born March 7, 1954 in Harlan, KY to the late Eugene and Emma Elizabeth Bray Freeman. She was a homemaker and believed in the Holiness Faith.
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Mary Kay Whitaker.
She is survived by 3 sons, Eugene Joseph of Corbin, Rufus (Sherry) Joseph of Louisville, and Hubert (Anita) Joseph of Louisville; grandchildren, Josh, Dakota, Kaelie, Nathan, Keyan, and Cameron Joseph; 3 brothers, Billy (Sara) Freeman of Harlan, Harold Freeman of Harlan, and Ricky (Rhoda) Freeman of Corbin; 2 sisters, Alma Hudgins of Evarts, and Patricia (Tony) Lawson of Rocky Face, GA; great grandchildren, Isabella, Kaleb, and Jacob; she leaves several nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends to mourn her passing.
Visitation will be Wednesday May 22, 2013 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at the Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home.
Funeral services will follow at 1:00 pm in the chapel of the Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Resthaven Cemetery, Keith, KY.
It is with great sadness that we share with you the death of our mother, Ardelia Evans. Mom died on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the age of 92, after a well lived life. The changes not just technical, but social and historical, in her lifetime are staggering. She was aware of them and provided a continuing commentary to her children and friends that we must embrace change and accept it as a gift from God.
She was born in a farmhouse without water or electricity on June 7, 1920 in Roxanna, Kentucky. Mom was an Appalachian mountain girl all of her life. She treasured her upbringing on a unique plantation at the head of Kings Creek along the “muddy branch.” The love of nature and anything bearing life was her greatest asset.
She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Jonah Mitchell and Cornelia Hogg Mitchell; ten siblings, Hiram, Ransom, Polly Ann, Lucinda, Minnie, Larcenia, Matilda, Garrish, Chester and Issac; her husband, Carey; first grandchild, Patrick; and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.
She married the love her life, Carey Allen Evans I, in 1941. They were married 65 years at the time of his passing. She kept him very much alive in all our memories all the remaining days of her life. Dod, as he was affectionately named by his first grandson, was waiting patiently for her at the first bridge in heaven. Mom was an accomplished business woman. This was witnessed in managing her personal life as well as her civic interest. She was active in the Homemaker’s Club, Woman’s Club, Chamber of Commerce as well as the Kentucky Library Association, and its affiliates both on state and local levels, and was a Kentucky Colonel. She was instrumental in establishing the Rebecca Caudill library in Cumberland, Kentucky. She opened the library doors on April 15, 1965. She helped raise public funds to supplement government funding for a new location that was completed in 1973. She was honored as Woman of the Year, and received recognition, during National History Month as a “Woman Sustaining the American Spirit.” As public librarian for 38 years she developed a close relationship with Rebecca Caudill, writer and storyteller. With the help of Sister Honor Murphy, they established the Rebecca Caudill Players. These children from the Tri-City area performed at Caudill’s beloved University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois. Her Story Hour was a highly attended weekly treat serving the area children. The library was a place where all could grow and learn. She beautified it with her decorating skills and gave the library a seasonal atmosphere that gave the community a sense of pride in their public facility.
A dedicated supportive and kind mother she adored her surviving children: Allen, Jeff and the twins, Patrick and Philip. She loved her daughter-in-laws: Susan, Barbara, Kayla and Annette. She loved and took great pride in her grandchildren: Patrick, Jonathan, Joshua, Kent, Nicholas, Daniel, Travis, and Candace. She was so loved by her great-grandchildren: Anabelle, Brady, Sadie, Samuel, Kaitlyn, Andrew, Brooke, Luke, Olivia, Emily, Skyler, Cameron, and Isabella.
She was a member of the Cumberland Missionary Baptist Church and attended the Central Baptist Church. She loved her pastor, Rev. Roger Colinger and her church family. She will be remembered for her beauty and sense of style, her keen mind and engaging interest in others, her appreciation of nature and especially as a caring, devoted and nurturing mother who shored up her children and their families in their time of need.
The family will receive friends in the Chapel of the Tri City Funeral Home in Benham, KY on Thursday, May 23, 2013, between 5 – 7 pm.
The celebration of her life will be Friday, May 24, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Central Baptist Church with Reverend Roger Colinger officiating.
Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. In lieu flowers, her request was to contribute to the Patrick Evans Memorial Building Fund, c/o First Presbyterian Church, 721 Church Street, Jefferson City, TN 37760.
Donald Roscoe “Duck” Smith, age 45, of Cawood, KY passed away May 18, 2013 at the Harlan ARH, Harlan, KY. He was born May 31, 1967 in Harlan, KY to the Sally Morrison and the late Roscoe Smith. He believed in the Church of God faith.
Besides his father, he is preceded in death by his step-mother, Mary Smith.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Beverly C. Smith, of Columbia, KY, his mother and stepfather, Sally and Doug Morrison of Alcoa, TN, his children, Emily Smith and Lloyd Wethington of Columbia, KY, Whitney Smith and Chris Sexton of Pineville, KY, brothers: Jeff and wife, Jenny, Smith of Cawood, KY, Chris and ,wife, Andrea Smith of Jacksboro, TN, and Brayden Smith of Cawood, KY, sister Dardy and husband, Chad, Miles of Putney, KY, grandchildren, Evan Kyle and Elizabeth, and a host of nieces and nephews, SPECIAL FRIENDS, JOHN CARROLL AND LIL’ BILL CLEM, WHO WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR HIM NO MATTER WHAT.
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 5 to 8PM at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home.
Funeral will immediately follow at 8PM in the chapel of Mount Pleasant with the Rev. Franklin Stewart officiating. Burial will be Wednesday May 22, 2013 at 1PM at the Day-Jackson Cemetery, Cranks, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Forrester Bowlng Jr.
.Forester Bowling, Jr., age 41, of Harlan KY, passed away May 16, 2013. He was born February 17, 1972 in Hyden, KY to mother, Bobby Bowling and father, the late Forester Bowling Sr. He was a coal miner and believed in the Pentecostal Holiness Faith.
Besides his father, he is preceded in death by his brother, Randy Sizemore.
Left to mourn his passing is his mother Bobby Bowling of Harlan, KY, his wife, Amy Michelle Bowling of Harlan, KY, his children Jonathan Bowling of Whitesburg, KY, Alyxandria Szemak and Savannah Szemark of Harlan, KY, brothers Charles Sizemore of Harlan, KY, Dean Bowling and wife, Leslie, of Fort Payne, Alabama and Jeffery Bowling of Leslie County, KY, sisters Emalene and Willa Witt, and a special nephew, Christopher Bowling, of Fort Payne, Alabama.
Visitation and Funeral is for family and close friends ONLY. Visitation will be Sunday May 19, 2013 10:00-11:00 AM at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home.
Funeral will follow at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Mount Pleasant with Dean Bowling and Jarrod Fields officiating. Burial will be at the Ledford Cemetery at Red Bird, Beverly, KY. Family and friend will serve as pallbearers.
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