Henry Mitchell Jr.

19 December 2013

Henry Mitchell, Jr., age 86 of Lynch, KY, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Bessemer, AL on August 02, 1927 to the late Henry Sr. and Nellie Anthony Mitchell. Henry worked for 38 years as a coal miner with United States Steel.

He was a Mason, Kentucky Colonel and member of the Greater Mount Sinai Church in Lynch.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Evangeline Turner Mitchell; son, Henry Mitchell III; brothers, Nathaniel Mitchell and Warren Carter; sister Annie Belle Walters; nephew, Rutland Melton II; and grandchild, Roderick Jackson.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his children, Mary Lucinda Williams, Carolyn Sundy, and Delores Jackson of Lynch, Kimberly (Jim) Vanderpool and Kevin Bruce (Geneva) Mitchell of Lexington, KY; sister, Maye (Rutland) Melton of Lynch; favorite niece, Kimberly (Gregory) Graves; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; and a host of other family and friends.

The family will receive friends for visitation and funeral service on Saturday, December 21, 2013, beginning at 3 pm in the Chapel of the Tri City Funeral Home in Benham, KY with Reverend Ronnie Hampton officiating.


Joann Hogue

18 December 2013

Joann HogueJoanne "Jo" Hogue, age 86, entered eternal life on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, after a long illness with Alzheimer’s. Jo was born January 16, 1927 in Lynch, KY, where she lived her early years before moving to Cumberland. She was a graduate of Cumberland High School. Jo met Loyal R. "Buddy" Hogue, her loving husband of 65 years, at Berea College, and after graduating, they completed the MBA program together at Indiana University.

She was a retired Professor of Business and Office Administration from Southeast Community College, Cumberland, KY. Jo was a long-time member of the Cumberland United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing bridge, tennis, and arranging flowers for the church. Jo was the daughter of the late Paul and Nan Amos Bridges.

She was also preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Murris Wilder.

She is survived by her sister, Nancy Wilder, Cumberland; her husband, Buddy, 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren - daughter Ann (Daniel) Midkiff, Benham, KY and their children Paul (Julie) Midkiff, Asheville, NC, Scott (Lori) Midkiff, Versailles, KY, and Charlie Midkiff (partner, Larry Michael Green) Berea, KY; daughter Alyson (Greg) Bowen, Willisburg, KY, and their children Matthew (Katie) Bowen, Lexington, KY, Daniel Bowen (fiance` Ali Hobbs, Cincinnati), Waterloo, IA, and Whitney Bowen, Willisburg; son Scott (Tammy) Hogue, Richmond, KY, and their children Kelli (Alex) Combs, Lexington, and Steven Hogue, Richmond; son Chris (Dana) Hogue, Cumberland, and their children Brooks (Caroline) Hogue, Johnson City, TN, Kyle Hogue, Lexington, Lauren Hogue and Caleb Hogue, Cumberland;. great grandchildren, Andrew Midkiff and Grady Midkiff, Asheville, NC, and Madelyn Midkiff and Emma Midkiff, Versailles. She is also survived by her nephew Jeff (Shannon) Wilder, and children Jonathon and Anna (Brady and daughter Lydia), Cumberland, and her niece Brooke (Dan) Ina and children Tori and Abby, Lake Mary, FL.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 19, 2013, from 6-9 p.m. at Cumberland United Methodist Church in Cumberland, KY.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Greg Bowen and the Rev. Jody Vansickle officiating.

Burial will follow at the Monte Vista Cemetery, Cumberland, KY with family members serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Jo are suggested to the Cumberland United Methodist Church.


Lois Pace

18 December 2013

Lois Pace, age 77, of Loyall, KY passed away December 17, 2013 in Corbin, KY. She was born December 18, 1935 in Harlan, KY to the late Rev. Denver and Goldie Short. She was a homemaker and believed in the Pentecostal faith.

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Otis Pace; brothers, Jr. and Wayne Short and grandson, P.J. Irvin.

Left to mourn her passing are her children: Pam Pace and James (Barb) Pace all of Corbin, KY; brothers: Pete Short of Dry Ridge, KY and Curtis Short of Florence, KY. Sisters: Phyllis Owens of Ewing, VA, Beverly Brewer of Harlan, KY, Gay (Frank) Brett of Cincinnati, OH, Brenda (Lacy) Hall of Cincinnati, OH, Mary (Terry) Collett of West Harrison, IN, and Patsy (Billy Joe) King of Evarts, KY, and grandchild Kyla (Gary) Helton, of Pineville, KY and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be December 19, 2013 from 5 to 9PM at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home.

Funeral will be December 20, 2013 at 1PM at the Ages Pentecostal Church, Ages, KY with Reverends Jerry Collins and Jesse Kinder officiating.

Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery with friends and family serving as pallbearers.


John Williams

18 December 2013

John Alden Williams, 77 died September 7, 2013 in Reno, NV.

Predeceased by his parents Roberta Hewlett Williams and John Edgar Williams and his younger brother David Hewlett Williams, grandparent Robert Lee Hewlett and John’s beloved grandmother Cordelia Marie Miller Hewlett, also his guardian aunt, Ruby Neil Hewlett Colley and uncle Arris Jack Colley.

John attended school in Corbin and Oneida Baptist Institution and was active at Central Baptist Church where he was baptized and played the piano and organ. He worked at Merrill Lynch brokerage before enlisting in the U. S. Navy. He was employed in hotels in Denver, CO and San Francisco, CA and was a nursing home caregiver before retiring in Reno, NV.

John was always writing poetry and continued in his love of music by playing in various churches in San Francisco. He is survived by Janis and Ronald Ross and Cathryn Forester of Harlan, KY and John’s best friend Al Lunn of Reno, NV.

Inurnment was conducted at Resthaven Cemetery in Corbin, KY.


Obituary Courtesy of Anderson Laws & Jones Funeral Home


Brenda Letanosky

18 December 2013

Brenda LetanoskyBrenda D. Letanosky, age 64 of Lynch, KY, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2013, at her residence. She was born January 20, 1949 to the late Alfred and Lorene Newton Johnson in Benham. Brenda was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Post 5171 Cumberland, a homemaker, and believed in the Church of God faith.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her children, Jamie Austin and Ronald “PeeWee” Austin; brothers, Joe and Freddy Johnson; and great grandson, Breeland Mendoza.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Joe Letanosky; children, Missy Austin, Erika Letanosky, Bria Letanosky, Mary and Gene Oden, Sandra Jo Arrowsmith, Richard and Christy Letanosky; grandchildren, Cody, Stacey, and Nicholas Dunegan, Chad Parks, Carrie Hanson, Joey and Christian Letanosky; great grandchildren, Russell Lee Cole III, Camden and Khilen Middleton, Caleb Dunegan, Lexi, Zoey, and Hanson Maddy; brothers, Bud Johnson and June, Jim Johnson and Judy, Doug Johnson and Sherry, Ronnie Johnson and Nancy; sister Mary Maggard and Paul; and a host of other family and friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday, December 20, 2013, between 6 – 9 pm in the Chapel of the Tri City Funeral Home in Benham, KY.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at 11 am with interment in the Maggard Cemetery at Patridge, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers.


Donna Nance

17 December 2013

Donna Pace Nance, age 53, of Bledsoe, KY passed away December 16th, 2013 at the Harlan ARH Hospital. She was born September 13th, 1960 in Harlan County, Kentucky. She was a home maker and believed in the Pentecostal faith.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Pace, and late husband James Asher.

She leaves to mourn her passing, a daughter, Sarah Osborne and husband Floyd Jr. of Hyden, Kentucky, a son, Justin Nance of Leitchfield, Kentucky, and her father Cecil “Dood”Pace of Bledsoe, Kentucky. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Austin Osborne and Tyler Osborne of Hyden Kentucky, and Aiden Nance of Leitchfield Kentucky. A host of family and friends also survive.

A visitation will be held December 18th, 2013 at 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home in Harlan, Kentucky.

A memorial service will be held at 7 PM with Rev. Ron Oplinger officiating the service.


Addie Cornett

17 December 2013

Addie G. Cornett, 101, of Baxter, KY. Passed from this life on Saturday, December 14, 2013 following a brief illness. Addie was born March 17, 1912 in Gilley KY to the late Jasper and Mary Browning Cornett, she was a member of the Eastern Star, Senior Citizens, and enjoyed Quilting, Crocheting, and Knitting.

Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, the late Arlie Cornett, her brothers, John, Morgan, Winfred, and Columbus Cornett. Her sisters, Artha Scearce, Ollie Scearce, Flossie Lewis, and Ellie Halcomb.

Addie is survived by a very special niece, Pauline C. Hensley of Baxter and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

The family will receive friends in the chapel of Tri City Funeral Home on Friday, December 20, 2013 from 12-1 pm.

Funeral services will be held at 1 pm with James Forrester officiating. Following the funeral services burial will be held at the Cornett Cemetery in Gordon, KY.