- Published on Monday, 17 February 2014 16:43
Patsy Maggard Russell, age 59 from Blair, KY, passed away in her sleep Saturday morning, February 15, 2014, at her home in Charleston, WV. Patsy was a devoted wife and mother. She was baptized and believed in the Baptist Faith. Patsy was the daughter of the late Earnest and Sylvia Allen Maggard of Benham, KY.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her two brothers, Ernie Maggard of Blair, KY and Bobby Maggard of Kingsport, TN.
She leaves to cherish her memory, husband, Charles Russell III, daughter, Amy Russell, and son, Phillip Russell, all of Charleston, WV; four sisters, Joyce Wilson of Dandridge, TN, Deloris Cornett of Greenwood, IN, Barbara Kirk of Lexington, KY, and Brenda Fouts of Cumberland, KY; several nieces and nephews in Kentucky and Indiana; and a host of family and friends.
The family will receive friends at the Central Baptist Church in Cumberland, KY on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, between 5 – 10 pm.
Funeral services will be held at the church on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at 1 pm with Reverend Roger Collinger officiating.
Interment will be in the Maggard Cemetery in Blair, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
- Published on Monday, 17 February 2014 16:34
Corliss Rigney, 66, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on February 17, 2014, following a short illness. Corliss was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Evarts. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her, but we know that she is rejoicing in Heaven. Corliss was a lifelong resident of Evarts.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Hobert and Manota Grills; her father and mother-in-law, Charles and Girtie Rigney.
She leaves behind her husband of 47 years, Glenn Rigney, Evarts; her son, Rick Rigney, and her daughter, Denise Hall, both of Evarts; two grandchildren that were the love of her life, CJ and Paul Ryan Hall, Evarts; five sisters, Carol (Skip) Cornelius, Harrison, OH; Janeen (Herbert) Stallard, Susan (Curtis) Stallard, Ginger (Steve) Duff, all of Evarts; Cathy (Lonnie) Morris, Clay City, KY; and two brothers, Jonathan (Karen) Grills, Harlan; and Nathan (Judy) Grills, London. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and other special family members and friends who loved her dearly.
Visitation for Corliss will be held Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at Victory Baptist Church in Evarts from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. with funeral services starting at 7 p.m. Steve Duff, Jonathan Grills, William Kelly and Rodney Freeman will be officiating the ceremony.
Burial services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Evarts Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
- Published on Monday, 17 February 2014 14:43
Thelma Jean Gibbs, age 73 of Cumberland, KY, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at the Tri Cities Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born in Letcher County, KY on July 9, 1940 to the late Raymond and Oma Maggard Gibbs. Thelma believed in the Church of Christ faith.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, David Gibbs; and her sister, Monette Casolari.
The family will receive friends in the Chapel of the Tri City Funeral Home in Benham, KY on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, between 5 – 8 pm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014, in the Chapel at 1 pm.
Interment will be in the DL Creech Cemetery in Cumberland, KY. Pallbearers are Nathan Belcher, Mike Hubbs, Casey Hubbs, Billy Hubbs, David Gibbs, and Richard Gibbs.
- Published on Monday, 17 February 2014 14:36
William “Bill” (Candyman) Helton, age 68 of Elcomb, KY, born August 14, 1945 at Three Point, KY, passed away February 15, 2014 at the ARH Hospital. He was a truck driver for over 30 years and enjoyed the outdoors and camping with his grandsons and friends. He served in the U.S. Army and was a Kentucky Colonel. He attended the Grays Knob Church of God.
He is preceded in death by his father, Bill Helton, mother, Pauline, one brother, Roger “Possum” Helton and one sister, Susie Parker.
He is survived by four children: Billy Helton of Harlan, KY, Kim Ealy (Greg Ealy) of Harlan, KY, Clinton Helton, California, and Amber Helton of Harlan, KY; 5 grandchildren: Justin Helton, Harlan, KY, Matt Williams and Breanna Ealy both of Richmond, KY, and Lila and Lennon Helton of California; sister, Cathy Massingale of Elcomb, KY; 4 nephews, 2 nieces, special friends: Ermon Sizemore, Hogan Garrett, Melvin Hubbs, Henry Green, Jack and Becky Fultz, Ellis Farmer; special lady, Diana Helton, special friend, Betty Widner; and a special thanks to Lisa Boggs for making William peanut butter candy he so enjoyed.
Visitation will Tuesday, February 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Grays Knob Church of God.
Memorial service will follow at 7:30PM also at the Grays Knob Church of God with the Rev. Don Smith officiating. Honoring his wishes, a private burial will be held at a later date.
- Published on Sunday, 16 February 2014 12:02
Rachel Elizabeth Hensley, age 31, of Totz, KY passed away February 15, 2014 at the Harlan ARH. She was born in May 3, 1982 in Harlan, KY to Kimberly Day Sturgill of Totz, KY and Billy Wayne Hensley of Gulston, KY. She was a graduate of Cumberland High School and crowned the 1998 Homecoming Queen. She was a member of the Totz Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Helen Day, step-father, Danny Sturgill, grandparents Willis and Emma Hensley, and great-grandfather, William “Bill” Day.
Besides her parents she is survived by her grandfather, Joe Day, of Totz, KY, great-grandmother, Willa Mae Day of Totz, KY, brothers: Daniel and Bill Hensley both of Georgia and Shawn Ashley of Totz, KY; sister Shannon Jenkins and husband, Tim, of Cumberland, KY; special uncle, Logan Fee; special aunt, Teddy Sayers of Indianapolis, IN, special friend Jeanette Eldridge of Bean Station, TN and a host of family and friends.
Visitation will be Tuesday, February 18 from 5 to 8pm at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home.
Funeral will be Wednesday February 19 at 1PM in the chapel of Mount Pleasant with Rev. Homer Johnson. Burial will be at the Day Family Cemetery, Totz, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
- Published on Saturday, 15 February 2014 16:52
Diane Fee, 64, of Evarts passed away Friday, February 14, 2014, at her home following a long illness. A native and lifelong resident of Harlan County, she was a member of the North Evarts Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star. Diane was the owner of B&D Mine Supply Co. at Coxton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Mayor Burl Fee, Sr.; her father, Otis Huff; and two brothers, Tony Huff and Rick Huff.
Survivors include her mother, Ruby Cates Huff, Cumberland; two sons, Scott McKenzie and wife, LaBreska, Putney; B.J. Fee and wife, Ketera, Evarts; three sisters, Peggy Jones and husband, Richard, Kildav; Pat Day and husband, Dillard, Lynch; Sharon Blanton and husband, Dallas, Evarts; and three brothers, Otis Huff, Jr. and wife, Wanda; Terry Huff and wife, Paula; and Mark Huff and wife, Martha, all of Cumberland. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Trenton McKenzie, Jarrett McKenzie, Shayla Dave, Jayden Dave, Braylee McKenzie and Joshua Brock; two special friends that helped care for her, Karen Most and Ann Howard; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 5 until 9 pm at the Evarts Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, February 17, 2014, at 2 pm in the Chapel of the Evarts Funeral Home with the Reverend David Napier officiating.
Burial will follow in the Evarts Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.