Mr. Kindall Edward Davis, 74, of Wallins, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013 at the Middlesboro A.R.H. Hospital. Born December 22, 1938 in Harlan County, he was a retired coal miner and a U.S. Marine veteran. Kindall was a member of Kentenia Full Gospel Church in Wallins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Lee Brock Davis; his parents, Joseph Edward Davis and Mildred Davis Delph; one daughter, Patsy Ann Burkhart; and one sister Carolyn Duncan.
Kindall is survived by three children, Robert Reid and wife Barbara, of Tennessee; Vicky King and husband Lee, of Florida; and Sheila Williams and husband Terry, of Kentucky; one brother, Wendall Davis, of Ohio; one sister, Brenda Blanton, of Kentucky. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Melissa Gibson, Shonda Brown, Scott Reid, Heather Blalock, Kendall King, Desa King, Adair King and Kendra Slone; 16 great-grandchildren, Kenneth Gibson, Christopher Brown, Jacob Brown, Matthew Brown, Jayce Brown, Brock Reid, Nick Stalvey, Cassie Stalvey, Savannah Beavers, Gracie Beavers, Abby Junkins, Freedom Butler, Skyler Butler, Gauge Griffen, Star Hardigree and Davis Bargo; and one great-great-grandchild, Brayden Gibson.
Visitation will be held from 6-9 pm Tuesday and 6-9 pm Wednesday evenings at the Kentenia Full Gospel Church at Wallins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 pm Thursday at the church with the Reverend Ed Houston officiating.
Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Jack McQueen, age 71, of Bledsoe, KY passed away Dec. 8, 2013 at the UK Medical Center, Lexington, KY. He was born May 4, 1942 at Pine Mt. Settlement School to the late Bill and Callie Cornett McQueen. He worked at Woodruff’s, Coalminer and was a contractor for P.I.C.I. He attended the Little Laurel Baptist Church.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Billy McQueen, and his sisters, Lucille Boggs and Mae Weaver.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Loretta Creech McQueen of Bledsoe, KY; children: Randy (Stephanie Turner) McQueen of Bledsoe, KY, Clint McQueen of Bledsoe, KY, and Jackie (Robert) Short of Leslie Co., KY; grandchildren: Cody McQueen, McKeesha Short, Amber Hensley and Amber, Emily, Jaiden, Riley, and Brody McQueen; sisters: Jane Grooms of Gatlinburg, TN, Lonnie Gilliam of London, KY, Ruth Lewis of Cumberland, KY, Dixie Johnson of TX, and Grace (Burl) Gilliam of London, KY.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at the Little Laurel Bible Church from 5PM until the funeral hour.
Funeral will be Wed. Dec. 11, 2013 at 1PM also at the Little Laurel Bible Church with Reverends Nathan Boggs, Gene Harris, and Kermit Creech officiating.
Burial will be at the Creech Cemetery, Bledsoe, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Mary Ross Owens was born in Wilsonberger, KY on February 28, 1917. Raised in the coal fields of Louellen, KY and married during the depression in June 1936 to the late, Arthur (AV) Owens. She was all about family and lived that way by example. She was a devoted mother of three children and one step-daughter. She loved the Appalachian Mountains where she was so blessed to grow up, marry, raise her family and live out her life in Harlan County. She attended and received her twenty-five year pin in the Homemakers. She was employed at Stanford's Grocery and Frank Cole's Grocery until the flood of 1977 destroyed the business. She died the evening of Sunday, December 8, 2013 at her home.
In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents, Jim (an Italian Immigrant) and Caroline Jackson Ross; two children, Frankie Marie Copple and Bruce Edward Owens; two sisters, Blanch Ross Horton and Ruth Ross Bell; also a granddaughter, Christie Owens.
She is survived by her daughter, Dianne and husband, Charlie Cox of Harlan and Arbutus Owens Miller of Lakeland, Florida. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of great-great-grandchildren.
As to Mary's wishes private burial services will be Wednesday at Resthaven Cemetery.
Memorial contributions suggested to the American Heart Association. 333 Guthrie Street, Suite 207 Louisville, KY 40202.
Joan Stewart Yeary, 84 of Harlan passed away Dec. 7, 2013 at the Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown, KY. She was born on August 28, 1929, in Owensboro, KY to the late Cora (Duke) & Cody Stewart. After meeting and marrying Darwin Yeary in 1948, she moved to Harlan. It is here that she became a faithful member of the Harlan United Methodist Church, serving in various leadership roles throughout the years, she was a member of The Book Club, and the Harlan Woman's Club.
Joan was well known as an employee of the Bank of Harlan for 41 years.
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Darwin Yeary and one sister.
She is survived by three children: Susan Luebbe (Bob), Mark Yeary (Cindy), and Emily Borders (Gary), seven grandchildren, Adam, Kevin, and Brian Warwick, Rachel Borders, Katie Thompson, and Meredith and Cameron Yeary, one great-grandchild, Samantha Moore, one sister, Carol Mosbey, and a Special and Dear Friend, Lois Pace; she leaves other relatives and many friends to mourn her passing.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec. 10th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Harlan United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will immediately follow visitation at 7:00 PM with the Rev. Kyle Burnette officiating.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11th, at Resthaven Cemetery, Keith, KY Memorials made by made to the Harlan United Methodist Church, 201 East Mound Street.
James Helton Jr.
James Gilbert Helton, Jr., age 70 of Lynch, KY, passed away on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, at his residence. He was born January 07, 1943 to the late Gilbert Sr. and Pauline Williams Helton in Lynch, KY. James worked 36 years as a coal miner with US Steel, Arch of KY and Lone Mountain Processing. He proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam conflict and believed in the Church of God of Prophecy faith.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Nawana Whited Helton; sons, James Gilbert Helton III (Kathy) of Virgina, William Helton (Michelle) of Virginia, and Tim Helton (Crystal) of North Carolina; brother, Donald Helton (Wanda) of Cumberland; sister Sheila Sawyers of Lexington; grandchildren, William, Erin and Brittany; great grandchild, Chloe; and many other family and friends.
The family will receive friends in the Chapel of the Tri City Funeral Home in Benham, KY on Saturday, December 07, 2013, between 5 pm – 7 pm. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 7 pm with Reverend Mae Bailey officiating.
Interment will be held on Monday, December 09, 2013, at 11 am in the Resthaven Cemetery at Loyall, KY. With full military honors by the Harlan Honor Guard. Anyone wishing to follow the funeral procession to the cemetery may meet at the funeral home at 10 am. Harlan Honor Guard will serve as pallbearers.
Junior Keith Kincer, age 86 of Baxter, KY, passed away on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, at the Harlan Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was born July 03, 1927 in Mayking, KY to the late Ben R. and Dove Bowling Kincer. He worked 43 years as a Machinist with US Steel and believed in the Methodist faith.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Zetta Dimple Caudill Kincer; brothers, Deral, Starlin and Dwight Kincer; sisters, Faith Singleton and Hope Thornton; and a great grandchild, Tyler Kincer.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Ted Kincer (Castella) of Maryland, Terry Kincer (Patt) of Tennessee, Susan Jump (Rodney) of Baxter, and Charlene McArthur (Steve) of South Carolina; brothers, Rodney and Larry Kincer; sisters, Phyllis King and Ruby Carol Hollar; ten grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. T
he family will receive friends in the Chapel of the Tri City Funeral Home in Benham, KY on Saturday, December 07, 2013, between 10 am – 1 pm.
Funeral services will follow visitation at 1 pm. Interment will be on Sunday, December 08, 2013, at 11:30 am in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Powell Valley, VA.
Anyone wishing to follow the funeral procession to the cemetery may meet at the funeral home at 10 am.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Crystal Lynn Roberts, 33 of Wallins, KY was called home after a long battle with cancer at her father’s home on Thursday, December 5, 2013. She believed in the Baptist faith.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents Luster Trammell, John Roberts, and Martha Roberts; and Aunt Sally Jo Roberts.
Crystal is survived by her Grandmother: Bessie Trammell of Wallins; Father: Teddy Joe Trammell (Regina) of Wallins; Mother: Iris Lynn Roberts of Baxter; her children: Jasmine Nicole Price and Timothy Dawson Isaiah Price of Putney, and Donavan Andrew Lucas Roberts of Wallins; Brothers: Daniel Joseph Trammell (Erica Lynn) of Wallins, Brandon Ray Trammell (Fiancé Beatrice Marie Johnson) of Putney, Elijah Luster Trammell of Okeechobee, FL; Niece: Brandy Lynn Napier of Putney; and Nephew: Tyler James Trammell of Wallins. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and a very special friend Randal Harris.
Visitation will be Monday, December 9, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Chapel of Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the Park Howard Cemetery in Wallins, KY with the Rev. Wayne Fugate officiating. Daniel Trammell, Brandon Trammell, Justin Roberts, Tony Roberts, Odell Roberts, Randal Harris, and Teddy Trammell will serve as Pallbearers.
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