Albert Fairel Sullivan, 68, of Baxter passed away Monday, December 2, 2013, at the Tri Cities Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born December 6, 1944 in Evarts, he was a U.S. Navy veteran and believed in the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Cole Sullivan and Rose Bailey Sullivan; and one brother, Albert Sullivan, Jr.
Albert is survived by three children, T.J. Sullivan, Albert Sullivan and Jennifer Sullivan, all of Arizona; one brother, Robert Sullivan and wife Teresa, Baxter; one sister, Teresa Teagarden, Lexington, KY; and several grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Frances Skidmore Adkins, 88, of Coxton went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at her home. Born June 10, 1925, she was a lifelong resident of Harlan County. She was a former nurse’s aide for Dr. Smith Howard at the old Harlan Hospital. Frances believed in the Church of God faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Gene Adkins; her parents, Green Skidmore and Mary Deaton Skidmore; a daughter, Lindalene Adkins King; a brother, Kenneth Skidmore; and two sisters, Jeanne Skidmore Monday and Shirley Skidmore.
Survivors include six children, Randy B. Adkins and wife, Aileen, Eastbrook; Marsha Monroe and husband, Frank, Eastbrook; Carolyn Skidmore, Brookside; Judy Bledsoe, Coxton; Iva Adkins and fiancé, Steve Vosk, Harlan; Mary Adkins, Cincinnati; two sisters, Camelene West, London, KY; Edith Ferrara, Monroe, MI; and five brothers, Donnie Skidmore, Ages; Elmer Skidmore, Monroe, MI; Troy Skidmore and wife, Rachael, Pleasant Shade, TN; Randall Skidmore and wife, Vickie, Columbus, OH; and Howard Wayne Skidmore and wife, Lisa, Totz. Also surviving are eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Visitation will be held Friday from 5 until 8 pm at the Evarts Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 7, 2013, at 1 pm in the Chapel of the Evarts Funeral Home with the Reverend Stan Nicely officiating. Burial will follow in the Evarts Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Stephen Philip Nogar, age 66 of Cumberland, Kentucky, passed away on Monday, December 2, 2013, in Hazard, Kentucky after a long battle with a serious illness. He was born September 09, 1947 to the late Thorne and Doris Heiser Nogar in Monroe, Michigan. Stephen was a truck driver for 29 years, Navy Veteran of 3 terms in the Vietnam War, and believed in the Christian faith. Stephen lived the adventures of life that most of will only get to dream about; his dad, Thorne, was one of the recording engineers for Elvis Presley.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a baby sister, Lori Jo.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Pamela Nogar; son, Vincent Harris, daughter-in-law, Meghan Harris, and grandson, Elijah Barrett Harris, of Lexington, KY; sister and brother in law, Barbie and Peter Franchino; nephew, Devin Franchino, and wife, Michele; niece, Julie and husband, Mark; Godparents, Jerry & Greta Gulickson; great nieces and nephews, Simon, Kyle, and Mitchell; as well as cousins, Chris and Donna Vandercook of Dundee, Michigan, and Lisa; beloved pets, Sweetie and Poochie; and too many very special local friends to mention.
The family will receive friends in the Chapel of the Tri City Funeral Home in Benham, KY on Friday, December 06, 2013, between 5 – 7 pm with funeral services beginning at 7 pm with Jeff Sims and Keith Nelson officiating.
Thelma Jean Eldridge, age 70 of Maynardville, Tennessee and formerly of Kentucky, entered into eternal life on Monday, December 2, 2013, at her residence. She was born February 10, 1943 to the late Lige and Katie Bowling Smith in Perry County, KY. Thelma spent her life as a homemaker and was a member of the Rockvine Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Tom Smith, Astor Bowling, Carlos Smith, David Smith and Lloyd Smith; and sister, Beatrice Sparkman.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Bobby Eldridge; children, Anna Mosley of Ohio, Anita Jewell (Gregory) of Tennessee, Michael Eldridge (Ruth Ann) of Cornettsville, KY, and Patricia Widner (Robert) of Tennessee; brothers, Noah Smith and William Pearl Smith; sister, Christine Pratt; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
The family will receive friends at the Rockvine Baptist Church in Partridge, KY on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, and Thursday, December 05, 2013, beginning at 6 pm and remaining at the church until funeral services on Friday, December 06, 2013, at 12 pm with Roger Jones and Reverend Eddie Williams officiating.
Interment will follow in the Halcomb Smith Cemetery in Little Leatherwood, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Betty Jean Honeycutt
Betty Jean Honeycutt, 62, of Rio Vista passed away Monday, December 2, 2013, at her residence with her family by her side following a short battle with cancer. Born April 19, 1951 in Harlan County, she worked in the meat department at the A & P Grocery Store before her retirement. She believed in the Church of God faith and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and watching T.V.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul C. May and Florence Stapleton May; two brothers, Fred May and Johnny May; and one sister, Gertrude Howard.
Betty is survived by her husband Roy (R.B.) Honeycutt, Rio Vista; two daughters, Patty Carmical and husband Richie, Loyall; and Heather Carmical and husband Seth, Coldiron; one brother, Mark L. May, Harlan; one half-brother, Johnny Branham, Virginia; one sister, Bertha Asher, Battle Creek, MI; two grandchildren, Chase Carmical, Loyall and Harper Ann Carmical, Coldiron; and a host of other family and friends.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2013, in the chapel of Loyall Funeral Home with funeral services starting at 7 p.m. with Reverend Jack Carmical officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Resthaven Cemetery. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.
Lowell Jackson, age 76, of Bledsoe, KY passed away on Monday, December 2, 2013 at the Harlan ARH, surrounded by family and friends. Lowell was born September 5, 1937 in Harlan Co., KY. He was a veteran of the United States Army, a member of the Bledsoe Volunteer Fire Dept., and a board member of Harlan Co. Farm Bureau. He attended Little Laurel Bible Church and the Pine Mountain Church of God. He was a retired truck driver and currently the bus driver for the Green Hills Senior Citizens Center. He was an avid deer hunter and loved to garden. He was well-loved and respected throughout the community.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Cassie Jackson, brother Stanley Jackson, and sister Colene Wickline.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Geneva Jackson, of Bledsoe, KY and his three daughters: Sheila (TJ) Taylor of Lancaster, KY, Sherri Beth (Gary) Turner of Bledsoe, KY and Sandy (Steve) Jones of Lexington, KY. 5 grandchildren: Joshua (Jessica) Turner, Jordan (Ashley) Turner, Allyson Taylor, Skylar and Harper Jones; his first great grandchild is due in April 2014; 3 brothers: Merle (Lou) Jackson of Lexington, Harold (Sandy) Jones of Lexington, and Jerald (Jenny) Jackson of Bloomington, IN; 2 sisters: Carolyn (Charlie) Knuckles of Winchester, KY and Sue (Tony) Farley of Wallins, KY and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Visitation will be Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 5 to 8 at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be Thursday, December 5 at 11AM in the chapel of Mount Pleasant with Rev. Kermit Creech, Jr. and Rev. Nathan Boggs officiating. Burial will follow at the Browning Cemetery in Bledsoe.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, nephews, and friends. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Green Hills Senior Citizen Center members.
Mildred Farmer Burgan, 91, Cranks, Kentucky departed this life December 1, 2013 at the Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center with her son-in-law by her side.
Mildred was preceded in death by her husband Clifford Burgan; her partents Wash and Mary Farmer; two sisters: Irene Skidmore and Edith Swain; and three brothers: Eugene, Johnny and Glen Farmer. Mildred was a devoted Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a friend and inspiration to all those she met through life.
Mildred leaves to mourn her passing her daughter and son-in-law Coretta and John L. Mitchell of Cranks, Kentucky; grandchildren: Doug (Jackie) Mitchell of Lee County, VA, Dale (Jeannie) Mitchell, Johnathan (Amber) Mitchell all of Cranks, Kentucky; great-grandchildren: Whitney Mitchell of Cranks, Kentucky and Alyssa Mitchell of Jonesville, Virginia. A host of nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly; a special nephew Joe Skidmore of Cranks who took care of her at home and at the Rehab Center; and a sister-in-law: Betty Lou Smith of Catron’s Valley also mourn her passing.
Visitation for Mildred will be Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in the Chapel of Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 7:00 PM following the visitation with the Rev. Robert Landis officiating. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 1:00 PM in the Lee Memorial Gardens at Woodway, VA.
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