Judie Earls Saylor, 46 of Middlesboro formerly of Wallins passed away Thursday March 6, 2014 at the Middlesboro ARH. Judie was born August 8, 1967 in Harlan, KY.
She was preceded in death by her foster mother, Dora Saylor; her parents, Tom and Ellen Sergent Earls; her brothers, Milford and Virgil Earls.
She is survived by her husband Orville Dean Saylor, son, Jeffery Alonzo Smith; daughter, Kayla Alen Smith; 1 granddaughter, Ava Elise Smith all of Middlesboro; her foster father, Emory Saylor; brothers, Tommy, Waymon, Gary, and Bill Earls, Carroll Saylor; sisters, Linda Saylor, Redda Holland, Sharon Griffin, Edna Blackburn, Judy Hensley, and Diane Frazier; she leaves several nieces and nephews including, Chris Saylor, Brandon Holland, Sam Griffin, Seth and Emily Blackburn; special friends, Sonny Saylor, Roger, David, Dell, and Ron Long.
Visitation will be Sunday (March 9) from 6 until 9:00 pm at Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home and after 11:30 am Monday (March 10) at the Coldiron Church of God Mountain Assembly.
Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 pm Monday (March 10) at the Coldiron Church of God Mountain Assembly with Rev. Jack Carmical and Rev. Ed Houston officiating. Burial will follow in the Saylor & Brock Cemetery at Jesse’s Creek. Jeffery Smith, Roger Long, David Long, Dell Long, Ron Long, Seth Blackburn will serve as Pallbearers.
Jerry H. “Tub” Rainey, 74, of Ages, went home to be with the Lord Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Hospice Center in Hazard. Born August 30, 1939 in Harlan County, he had lived here most of his life. He was a retired coal miner having worked at Eastover and believed in the Holiness faith.
Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Nannie Louise Crider Rainey; his parents, Clyde Rainey and Beactrice Lasley Rainey; five sisters, Ann Brock, Billie Jean Rainey, Katie Schultz, Peggy Roark and Betty Jo Nolan; and two brothers, Johnny Joe Rainey and Shirley Wendell Rainey.
Survivors include eight children, Linda Garbes and husband, Pete, Warren, MI; Janie Blevins and husband, Sam, Roseville, MI; Jerry Gajos, Hazel Park, MI; Mary Couch and husband, Lonnie, Jr., Ages; Jerry Rainey, Jr. and wife, Joy, Ages; Betty Rainey, Harlan; Tabitha Perkins, Ages; and Scotty Gajos and wife, Mary Beth, Harlan; and two brothers, Earl Rainey and wife, Opal, Harrison Township, MI; Bill Anglain, Harlan. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a special friend, Jim Osborne, Harlan; and a host of other family and friends.
Visitation will be held after 2 pm Sunday at the Ages Mountain Assembly Church of God. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 pm Monday, March 10, 2014, at the Church with the Reverend Donnie Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in the Evarts Memorial Gardens. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Robert Bailey Howard, 81 of Somerset formerly of Harlan went to be with his heavenly Father on Wednesday March 5, 2014 after a short illness. Mr. Howard was born March 11, 1932 in Wallins, KY. He was a longtime businessman having owned and operated Masterblend Coal Company of Harlan. He had been a partner in Saylor Logging for many years. His love of Horses was well known and after retirement he moved to his horse farm in Pulaski Co., where he had the opportunity to ride horses all over the country. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Coast Guard.
He is preceded in death by his beloved mother, Juanita Bailey Howard; his wife, Shirley Howard.
He is survived by his wife June Howard of Somerset; his daughter, Jane Howard (David) Karst; granddaughters, Anna Kathryn Karst and Ella Marie Karst all of Harlan; he leaves other relatives and many friends to mourn his passing.
Visitation will be Sunday March 9, 2014 from 12:00 until 2:00 pm in the chapel of Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow in the chapel of Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in the Blanton-Bailey Cemetery at Wallins. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
Bobby Lee Collins, 73, of Baxter, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014, at his home following a long illness. A native of Lee County, Virginia, he had worked as a tobacco farmer and a truck driver. Bobby believed in the Holiness faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Neva Blackburn Collins and Fayette Collins; two sisters, Rosie Collins and Cordelia Phillips; and two brothers, Millard Collins and James Collins.
Survivors include a son, Bobby Collins, Jr., Baxter; a daughter, Bonnie Collins Turner and husband, Mike, Putney; his former wife and the mother of his children, Mary Dean Collins, Baxter; and a sister, Visey Edens, Duffield, VA. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Cody Turner, Lee Turner and Abigail Collins; and a host of other family and friends.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 1 pm at the Church of God on Hwy. 413 at Baxter. Visitation will begin at 12 noon.
Lloyd Gross, age 64, of Wallins Creek, KY passed away March 3, 2014 at the Harlan ARH. He was born March 24, 1949 in Harlan, KY to the late Cecil Gross, Sr. and Charlene Foley Gross. He was a self-employed finish carpenter.
He is survived by his children, Lloyd Gross, Jr. of Tremont, KY; Brandon Gross of Burlington WI; Joshua Gross of Burlington WI and Willie Nelson (Rachelle) Gross of Salem, WI; brothers: Paul Gross of Florida, Cecil (Bernice) Gross Jr. of Harrogate, TN, David Gross of Wauconda, IL, Kenneth (Debbie) Gross of Wallins Creek, KY, and Roy Lee (Jenny) Gross of Wallins Creek, KY; sister, Norma Lynn (Perry) Spangler of McHenry, IL, and a host of family, friends, nieces, and nephews.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Kentenia Full Gospel Church, Wallins Creek, KY from 5 to 7PM.
Funeral will follow at 7PM with the Rev. Ed Houston officiating. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
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