- Published on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 17:27
Sidney Mark Farmer, 60, of Harlan passed away on Tuessday at Harlan App. Reg. Hospital. Mark was a coal miner, a life long resident of Harlan County & believed in the Holiness Faith.
Mark is preceded in death by his parents, Earl & Offie Sanders Farmer & also his sister, Kathy Farmer.
Mark is survivied by his children, Eric Farmer of Ohio; Whitney Mills & Jordan Farmer, both of Harlan; two sisters, Vicky Farmer & Earlene Greene of Harlan. Also surviving are eight grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time, but memorial services will be held at a later date
Jimmy D. Nantz
- Published on Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:23
Jimmy Deven Nantz, age 20 of Cumberland, KY, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the Harlan ARH Emergency Room. He was born November 22, 1993 to Jimmy Nantz and Misty McKnight Blair in Whitesburg, KY. Deven believed in the Church of Christ faith.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Logan M. Nantz, of Cumberland; grandparents, Mike and Joyce McKnight, of Partridge; grandparents, William and Shirley Walters, of Murfreesboro, TN; stepfather, Mark Blair, of Cumberland; uncles, Mikey, Randy and Brian Gentry; aunts, Jamie, Wendy, Stacey and Alyssa McKnight; and a host of other family and friends.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
- Published on Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:03
Rosa Myrtle Smith, 89, of Keokee, Virginia, formerly of Closplint went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Born December 9, 1924 in Harlan County, she had lived here most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Jones Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Smith; her parents, Harvey Palmer and Lula Holland Palmer; three sons, Lonnie Smith, Jimmy Harold Smith and Ronald Smith; three sisters, Pearl Blair, Maggie Jackson and Opal Palmer; and one brother, Henry Sizemore.
Survivors include five sons, Stanley Smith and wife, Betty, Mt. Carmel, TN; Robert Smith and wife, Donna, Keokee, VA; Donald Smith and wife, Barbara, Beaver Dam, KY; John Howard Smith and wife, Kimberly, Pound, VA; and Jimmy Harold Smith, Jr., Keokee, VA. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; sixteen great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
Visitation will be held Friday from 5 until 10 pm and Saturday from 9 am until the funeral hour at the Cloverfork Missionary Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 1 pm at the Church with the Reverend Bud Culbertson and the Reverend Mike Blair officiating. Burial will follow in the Evarts Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
- Published on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 14:39
Earl Napier, age 42, of Bledsoe, KY passed away March 18, 2014 at his home. He was born July 3, 1971 in Harlan, KY to J.R. Napier of Bledsoe, KY and the late Sandy Napier. He was a retired bus driver with the Harlan Co. Board of Education.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Sandy Napier, and his grandmother, Myrtle Napier, aunt Kathy Bridges, grandparents, Daniel and Julie Hoskins and father-in-law, Bill Hamby, Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Pam Hamby Napier, of Bledsoe; daughter, Chrissy Napier and fiancé, Ryan Patterson, of Bledsoe; son, Henry Ethan Napier of Bledsoe, father and step-mother, J.R. and Karen Napier of Bledsoe; grandfather Bennie Napier of Bledsoe, stepbrother, Anthony Burkhart and son Travis Wayne of Speedwell, TN and stepsister, Denna Burkhart and fiancé, Charles Turner, of Harlan, KY; aunts and uncles: Dot and James Trosper of Corbin, Glenda and Robert Young of Putney, Ken and Kathy Napier of Bledsoe, Vickie and Jeff Hacker of Leslie Co., Carol and Dean Collett of Clay Co., Clark and Denise Napier of Corbin, Brenda Whitehead of Bledsoe, Loretta and Eddie Middleton of Bledsoe, Reva Hoskins and Shaune Patterson of Baxter, and Jewell and Keith Middleton of Bledsoe; mother-in-law, Elsie Hamby, of Partridge, Brothers-in-law, Billy (Marsha) Hamby of Georgetown and Jimmy (Christina) Hamby of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Dee Dee (Eddie) Rice of Nicholasville, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 5 to 8PM at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home. Funeral will follow at 8PM in the chapel of Mount Pleasant with Rev. Perry Long officiating. Graveside service will be at 11AM Friday, March 21 at the Napier Cemetery, Bledsoe, KY.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Frank Farley, Andy Howard, Boocher Middleton, Mackey Mills, Clark Napier, Cody “Worm” Burkhart, Randy Gilliam, K.T. Creech, Stevie Creech, Stacey Creech, Steve Callahan, Jonathan Whitehead, and Robert Scearse.
Jake M. Saylor
- Published on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 14:36
Jake M. Saylor, age 82, of Corbin, passed away on Monday March 17, 2014 at his residence. He was a retired engineer from General Motors.
Jake was preceded in death by his Parents, Purr and Allie Saylor; Brothers, Isom Saylor, Blaine Saylor, Murl Saylor, and Gene Daniels; and by a Granddaughter, Florence Miller.
He is survived by his Wife, Maxine Hunley Saylor; Children, Patricia Belcher and husband Dennis of Michigan; Diane Maxey and husband Glenn of Somerset; Jake Saylor and wife Michelle of Washington Township, MI; and Terry Saylor of Corbin; Nine Grandchildren, Maxine Cook, Robert Miller, Crystal Beitler, Wes Finley, Tiffany Bourne, Casey Pfabe, Jake Saylor III, Satin Satterfield, and Michael Snover; Great Grandchildren, Lisa and Jamie Cook, Gabriel Cook, Hallie Miller, J.T. Elrod, Aimee Elrod, Emily Miller, Jacob Miller, Nicole Beitler, Doug Beitler, Megan Beitler, Andrew Dorsey, William Beitler, Brodrick Finley, Cohen Finley, Cort Pfabe, and Jayden Saylor; Brothers and Sisters, Jeff Saylor, Delia Charles, Alkie Saylor, and Jerry Daniels; and by numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Funeral service for Mr. Saylor will be held at 2:00pm on Friday March 21, 2014 at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home with Bro. Clyde Strunk officiating. Entombment will follow in Cumberland Memorial Gardens in Lily, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 6-9pm on Thursday March 20th at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home.
This obituary is posted as a service to the Saylor family from Anderson Laws & Jones Funeral Home
McKinley Mitchell Jr.
- Published on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 16:26
McKinley Mitchell, Jr. (also known as JR) age 57 of Wallins, KY passed away March 17, 2014 at the Harlan ARH. He was born June 13, 1956 in Harlan Co., KY to Emma Osborne Mitchell of Cawood, KY and the late McKinley Mitchell. He was a steel worker in Chicago, IL and an auto-body shop worker at Harold’s Body Shop. He loved to work on cars and talk to all the people that came through the body shop. What he loved more was attending church and worshipping the Lord. He attended the Cawood Church of God. B
esides his father, he is preceded in death by his son, William McKinley Mitchell; his brothers: Frank Russell, Merle, Arthur, and Jerry Wayne Mitchell.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Perkins Mitchell of Wallins, KY; his children: Tyler, Bethany, Rebecca, and Dalton Mitchell of Wallins, KY; his adopted children: Joann Mitchell and Jerry Mitchell; 6 granddaughters; his brothers: Roger of Cawood, KY, Danny of Florida, Dennis of VA and Terry Mitchell of Cawood, KY; sisters Brenda (Jim) Brackett of Keith, KY, Jolene (Sidney) Fee, and a host of nieces, nephews, and in-laws that loved him very much.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 5 to 8PM at the Cawood Church of God.
Funeral will be Friday, March 21, 2014 at 12:30PM with Rev. Bryant Massingale and Rev. Tommy Vannatter officiating. Burial will be at the Mitchell Family Cemetery, Cawood, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers.