- Published on Sunday, 23 February 2014 12:05
Hershel Bray, age 84, of Cawood, KY passed away Friday, February 21, 2014 with his family by his side. He was born July 27, 1929 in Pound, VA. He was the last living child of the late Hanford and Bertha Bray. He believed in the Pentecostal faith. He was a retired coal miner with the Bray Coal Company. He loved the outdoors and hunting for roots in the mountains.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Mikey Bray; brothers and sisters: Woodrow, Earl, Frank, Floyd, Ross, Roy, Margaret, Ruby, Lola, Nanny, Bernice; cousins: Vernon, Kimmy, and Roy Bray.
He is survived by his caregivers who took very good care of him, Jennifer Dean and Susan Goodie, Shirley Heiser, Michelle and Casey Ledford, Danny Dean, Chester Goodie, Ruby Clem, Shelly Lasley, John, Henry, Faye, and Tina Belcher and Charlie Ledford. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews: Marylynn, Rick, Jerry, Sam, Linda, Junie, Rod, Willie, Brenda, Sue Ann, Jessie, Jack, Charlotte, Berthalynn, Terry, Ronnie, and Danny Bray, Doug Frank Jr., Faye, Dillard, James, Harold, Gene Bray, Lou, Roy, Lauren, and Kayla. Also, a pet cat, “Baby,” that he loved dearly; special workers of Hospice of the Bluegrass, Crystal Jones and Gayle.
Visitation will be Monday, February 24, 2014 from 5 to 7PM at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home.
Funeral will follow at 7PM in the chapel of Mount Pleasant with the Rev. Doug Daniels officiating. Graveside service will be Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 1PM at the Day-Jackson Cemetery, Cranks, KY with friends and family serving as pallbearers.
- Published on Friday, 21 February 2014 14:58
Curtis Cawood Horn, 73, of Loyall passed away Friday, February 21, 2014, at his home following a short illness. Born May 3, 1940 in Harlan, he had lived here most of his life. Curtis was a veteran of the U.S. Army and owner and operator of Horn Small Engine Repair. He believed in the Baptist faith.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Hobson Horn, Sr. and Bessie Shope Horn; one brother, Hobson Horn, Jr.; and three sisters, Ophie Blaylock, Betty Jo Hughes and Geraldine Flogy.
Survivors include his wife, Cynthia LaDuke Horn, Loyall; three children, Brenda Horn Hinton and husband, Rex, Baxter; Scott Horn and wife Leslie; and Chris Horn and wife, Hillary, South Carolina; and one brother, Earl Horn and wife Charlene, Winchester. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and a host of other friends and family.
Visitation will be held Monday, February 24, 2014, from 5 until 7 PM in the Chapel of the Loyall Funeral Home.
Funeral services will follow at 7 PM with Brother Mark Turner officiating.
- Published on Friday, 21 February 2014 14:36
Timothy W. Price, 58, of Wallins, passed from this life Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington following an illness. Tim was born January 11, 1956 in Benham to the late Craig Price and Della Hall Price. He was a Ranger for the Kentucky Division of Forestry with 28 years experience.
Survivors include his loving wife, Emma Padgett Price, of Wallins; four children, Cathy Price Rodriguez and husband Jose, of Bledsoe; Sonia Price Burkhead and husband Raymond, of Hazard; Timothy Wayne Price, Jr. of Putney; and Stephanie Price Hamm and husband David, of Tremont; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Jimmy Price, Seattle, WA; and Ed Price, of California; two sisters, Jeanette Price, Seattle, WA; and Cathy Duncan and husband Gary, Cumberland. Also surviving are special friends Jack Estep, Deano Carmical, Jeffery Hall, Gary Grant, Billy Bingham, Boo Stewart and Jim Weiner.
Visitation for Tim will be held from 5 – 8 pm Sunday and from 5 – 8 pm Monday evenings at Harlan Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 12 noon Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at Harlan Funeral Home with the Reverend Ernest Hensley officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery, Keith, KY with fellow Forest Rangers and family friends serving as pallbearers.
- Published on Friday, 21 February 2014 14:02
Glenn Pursiful, age 83 of Knoxville, TN formerly of Harlan passed away February 20, 2014 at Brakebill Nursing Home. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Karns, TN. Glenn was born in Harlan, KY and was a district manager of Kentucky Utilities until his retirement. He was a member of the Harlan Baptist Church, Chamber of Commerce and the Lions Club while living in Kentucky. His time after retirement was spent playing golf, which he truly enjoyed. Glenn was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by his family and his friends.
Preceded in death by his parents, Arnett and Bessie Walker Pursiful; brother, Clark Pursiful.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Sue Pursiful; son, Brent Pursiful and wife Karen; daughter, Carol Rouse and husband Mike; brother, Wallace Pursiful and wife Mary Rose; sister In-law: Rinda Williams; Aunt: Mable White; grandchildren: Ashley Cain and husband Alan, Jason Pursiful and wife Misty, Matthew Rouse and wife Gina, Kelly McDaniel and husband Eddie; Great grandchildren: Mason and Noah Cain, Knox Pursiful, Carlie and Lydia Rouse
The family will receive friends Monday, February 24th from 11AM-1PM at Harlan Baptist Church in Harlan, Ky.
Funeral services will follow at 1:00 pm at the Harlan Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Resthaven Cemetery.
- Published on Friday, 21 February 2014 08:45
Larry Duff, age 63, of Johnson City, TN formerly of Harlan, KY, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014 at his home. He was born July 26, 1950 in Harlan, KY to the late Charles and Betty Sizemore Duff. He was a retired insurance agent with American General and believed in the Christian faith.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers Goble R. Duff and Charles Duff and sister, June Duff Carrie.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Brock Duff, daughter, Betty Joyce “Jo” Duff, and granddaughter, Lila Paige Duff, all of Johnson City, TN, sister, Beulah Howard and husband, Grant, of Pine Mountain, KY and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, February 21, 2014 from 12:00 to 2:00PM at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home, 122 N. Cumberland Ave. Harlan, KY.
Funeral will follow at 2:00PM in the chapel of Mount Pleasant with the Rev. Ronnie Williams and Pastor C. Dwayne Baird officiating.
Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery, Keith, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers
- Published on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 14:09
Edna Hoskins Mastin, age 98 of Corbin, KY and formerly of Cumberland, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Christian Care Center. She was born January 24, 1916 to the late George and Halie Howard Hoskins in Bell County. She spent her life as a homemaker and was a member of the Cumberland Missionary Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Gene Mastin, and one daughter, Sherry Mastin Back.
She is survived by her grandsons, Aaron Back and Adam (Natasha) Back, all of Lexington; son-in-law, Lee Back, Jr, of London; great grandson, Abbott Mastin Back; and a host of other family and friends.
The family will receive friends in the Chapel of the Tri City Funeral Home at 506 Holly Street in Benham, KY on Friday, February 21, 2014, between 6 – 9 pm.
Funeral services will be held at the Cumberland Missionary Baptist Church in Cumberland, KY on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 11 am with the Reverend Dennis Williams officiating. Interment will be in the Resthaven Cemetery at Loyall, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers.