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betty-lou-brock  Bettie Lou Brock, age 76, of Coldiron, KY passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014 at her home. Mrs. Brock was a retired housekeeper and believed...

Dewayne Gibson

dewayne-gibson  Dewayne A. Gibson, 49, of Cumberland passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014 at his home. He was born August 8, 1965 in Baker Oregon to the late...

Kenneth Palmer

kenneth-palmer  Kenneth E. (Gene) Palmer, age 87 of Benham, KY, passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Johnson...

Faye Belcher

faye-belcherFaye Thomas Belcher, 72 of Dayhoit passed away Friday Sept. 19, 2014 at her home. She was born May 10, 1942 in Harlan, KY to the late Aaron and Ellen...

June Brite

june-brite  June Gross Brite, age 58, of Monticello formerly of Harlan Co., KY passed away September 12, 2014 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Somerset,...
fred-howard  Fred Howard, 87, of Jones Creek passed away Friday, September 12, 2014, at his residence. Born February 8, 1927 in Harlan County, he was a member...
paul-f-williams  Paul Francis Williams, age 81, passed away at his home on September 12, 2014 after a short illness. He was born April 22, 1933, in Evarts,...
kenneth-grubbs  Kenneth Wayne Grubbs, 52, of Cawood, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the University Of Kentucky Hospital after a long battle...

John Stewart

John Robert Stewart, age 72, of Cawood, KY passed away April 16, 2014 at the Harlan ARH following a long illness. He was born March 19, 1942 in Harlan, KY to the late Mirld Stewart and Delilah Childers. He was a coal miner for Bow Valley Coal Co. He believed in the Church of God faith.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Charles Stewart, and sister, Beulah Couch.

He is survived by his wife, Della Mae Stewart, of Cawood; children: Robert Lee “Robbie” (Sharon) Stewart, Doug (Ruby) Stewart, Michael (Susan) Stewart, and Michael (Susan) Stewart all of Cawood; brothers: Andy Clay of Speedwell, TN, Wayne (Barbara) Stewart of Cawood, Ed (Gail) Stewart of Pineville, KY, Denver Stewart of Brownie’s Creek, and Bill Stewart of Bob’s Creek; sisters: Mary Lou Jones of Cawood, Nacoma Hunley of Brownie’s Creek, Elizabeth (Raymond) Wyatt of Tazewell, TN, Martha (Hubert) Grubbs of Cawood, Cindy (Clyde) Gaily of Cawood, and Rosie (Jamie) Wyatt of London, KY; 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and family.

Visitation will be at the Riverside Mountain Assembly, Cawood, KY Friday, April 18, 2014 from 5 to 8PM.

Funeral will be Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 2PM also at the Riverside Mountain Assembly with Reverends Franklin Stewart and Spencer Burkhart officiating. Burial will be in the Stewart Family Cemetery, Cawood, KY with friends and family serving as pallbearers.




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Stella Hensley

Stella HensleyStella “Mamaw” Hensley, age 100, of Totz, KY passed away April 15, 2014 at the Harlan ARH. She was born February 25, 1914 in Sharps Chapel, TN to the late William F. Wilford and Sarah Elizabeth Wilford. Stella was of the Church of God faith. She attended the Totz Church of God and taught Sunday School for many years. She loved serving the Lord and loved the outdoors. She also loved working in her garden and flower beds. She was a quilter and enjoyed making quilts for all her family to enjoy. She was loved by many and was “Mamaw” to everyone.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Kermit R. Hensley; her son, Bruce D. Hensley, and a baby daughter, Betty; sisters: Elsie, Lillie, Dalley, and Dorothy; brothers: Thomas, William, Jacob, Dewey, Jake and Bud.

She is survived by her son, Roy E. (Glenda) Hensley of Totz, KY, daughter-in-law, Mrs. Bruce (Mary) Hensley, a brother, Clifford Wilford (Cathy) of Elks Knob, AL, a sister, Beulah Sutton of Middlesboro, KY, grandchildren: Susie (Denny) Mullins, Jimmy (Lisa) Hensley, Donna (Nicky) Noe, Diane (Bob) Mullins, Rachel Hensley, Eddie Hensley, and Earl Hensley, Randy Taylor, and Jeff (Sue)Taylor; great grandchildren: Tyler Hensley, Brittany Hensley, Branden Watts, Matthew Mullins, Ashley Mullins, Seth Noe, Zachary Noe, Lyndsey Noe (David) Carmical, Jordan(Charli) Hensley, Kevin Hensley, Cory Hensley, Ryan, Katie, and Brady Taylor; great great grandchildren: Hunter, Samuel, Hudson, Cameron, Kiley, Kolby; also a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Visitation will be Friday April 18, 2014 from 6 to 8PM at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home.

Funeral will be Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 1PM in the chapel of Mount Pleasant with Rev. Nicky W. Noe officiating. Burial will be at Green Hills Memorial Gardens, Middlesboro, KY with grandsons and great-grandsons serving as pallbearers.




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Donna Jinkins

Donna G. Jinkins, age 67 of Carmel, IN, passed away April 14, 2014. She was born April 12, 1947 to the late Clarence D. Sr. and Ollie Mae Langford Cornette. Donna attended Thomas Carr Howe High School and Cumberland High School in Cumberland, KY. She also attended the Patricia Stevens Modeling College, became a successful model, was Miss Dodge Charge in 1966 and modeled for Mia Cosmetics professionally. She was in the Data Processing Department of ADP for 28 years. Donna was loved by many and will be missed greatly. Her loving advice and words of wisdom will be something we all will cherish forever, along with the memory of the beautiful person she was. Rest in Peace, Donna. Love Always, Your Family.

Donna is survived by boyfriend, Timothy Pilkinton; brother, Danny Cornette; sister, Beverly Wiggins; nieces, Marcy McQueen and Heather Houston; nephew, Jesse Deer; and great-nephew, Andrew Leslie.

Donna is preceded in death by a sister, Nikki Houston.

A graveside service will be held for Donna on Friday, April 18, 2014, at the Huff Cemetery in Cumberland, KY at 2 PM.


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Wilma Short

Wilma ShortWilma Peace Short, 80, of Closplint went home to be with the Lord Monday, April 14, 2014. Born June 21, 1933 in Harlan County, she had lived here all of her life. Wilma retired as a cook and an aide at the Holmes Mill Elementary School. She was a faithful member of the Huff Settlement Baptist Church. A very loving person, she especially loved her church and her family.

Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Milford Short; her parents, George Peace and Lucy Wynn Peace; her daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Ronnie Short; and a grandson, Michael Short.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Perkins Short, Cawood; two grandchildren, Ashley Perkins Hurst and husband, William, Bean Station, TN; Mitchell Short, Closplint; and five great-grandchildren, Darby Hurst, Michaela Short, Blade Short, Allie Caudill and China Caudill. Also surviving are three sisters, Bernice Smith, Putney; Shirley Morgan and husband, Jack, Cincinnati; Imogene Tolliver, Pineville; four brothers, George Peace, Jr., Barbourville; Jay Peace and wife, Bobbie; James Peace and wife, Earlene; Morris “Bud” Peace and wife, Donna, all of Closplint; and a host of other family and friends, including special friends, Doris Bush and Alphene Anderson, both of Closplint.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5 until 8 pm at the Evarts Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 12 noon in the Chapel of the Evarts Funeral Home with the Reverend Scotty Witt officiating.

Burial will follow in the Evarts Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.





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Mark Burkhart

Mark Christopher Burkhart, 48, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. Mark was born December 14, 1965. He worked for Ultimate Technologies in Knoxville.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Emanuella Josephine Pollina and William Anthony Burkhart.

Survivors include his only beloved daughter, Ashley Kerigan Burkhart, Evarts; a very special nephew, Carmen Burkhart and wife, Kayla, Buffalo, NY; a very special niece, Cassandra Burkhart, Buffalo, NY. Also surviving is a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends, including special friends, Chris Burkhart, Buffalo, NY; James “Jim” and Megan Chosie, Knoxville, TN; Sandra Sheffield, Evarts; Julie Yaeger, Atlanta, GA; and all of his close friends and family at Ultimate Technologies in Knoxville, TN.

Graveside services will take place in the Evarts Memorial Gardens at 1 PM Wednesday.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

John 8:36 King James Bible If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.





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Tammy Hatmaker

Tammy Diane Hatmaker (Maggard) 50, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 14th, 2014 at Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital, She was a proud member of The Church of God of the Free People and living her life in the Holiness Faith.

She is preceded in death by: her father, McCoy Maggard; her brother Randy Maggard; a sister, Karen Maggard; a brother in-law, Doyle Smith and a nephew, Michael Gross.

She is survived by: her daughter, Heather Rigney and husband, Shawn of Ages, KY. Her mother, Beulah Maggard of Wallins, KY; three sisters, Terenda Fee and husband, Pete of Fresh Meadows; Kathy Gross of Wallins, KY and Kaye Colinger and husband, Wesley of Baxter, KY; one brother, Dennis Maggard and wife, Lynn of Evarts, KY. Two special grandsons, Caleb Brock and Gavin Enlow and a life time best friend, Bert Cooper. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, friends and Church Family to grieve her loss.

Funeral services will be held Friday April 18th 2014 at 12:00 PM at the Church of God of the Free People with Rev. Vonny Jones and Rev. Allen Jones officiating.

Burial will follow at the HarlanCountyMemorialGardens. Pallbearers will be Samuel Jones, Jonathan Jones, Lil Dab Jones, Chad Hoskins, Tony Cooper, and Keaton Dillman.

Visitation will be held Wednesday April 16th 2014 at the Church of God of the Free People after 6:00 PM and all day Thursday.



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