George John Birman, 63, of Lynch, KY. Passed from this life on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Harlan ARH Hospital. He was born May 20, 1950 to the Late John and Julia Veres Birman. He was a coal miner of 38 years with U.S Steel and Arch of KY, a graduate of Cumberland High School, a member UMWA and a faithful member of the Cumberland Church of God.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by three siblings Ed Birman, Julia Deal, and Gloria Hayes.
Survivors include his wife Joyce Whitaker Birman, of Lynch, KY, six children Steven Dean Birman (Gladys) of Pennington Gap, VA; Shelley Middleton (Johnny) of Cawood, KY; George John ``Fudd`` Birman (Jamie) of Benham, KY; Timothy Wayne Birman, of Loyall, KY; Amanda Ruth Birman, of Lynch, KY; and Julia Elizabeth Birman, of Lynch, KY; three brothers, Bill Hicks (Judy) of East Chicago, IN; Frank Birman (Shirley) of Lynch, KY; and Johnny Birman of Kingsport, TN; Eight grandchildren, Jonathan Birman, Merle Middleton, Ashley Middleton, Steven Andrew Birman, Trenton Tyler Birman, Kanon Birman, Kayla Birman and Miranda Birman. Three great-grandchildren Chase Gibson, Gracie Middleton, and Aiden Joseph Gibson. And a host of other family and friends.
The family will receive friends in the chapel of Tri City Funeral Home on Tuesday & Wednesday, July 23rd & 24th 2013 from 6-9 pm.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Thursday July 25, 2013 at the funeral home with the Rev. Ronnie Doyle, Rev. Fred Disney, and Rev. Glenn Cornett officiating.
Following the funeral service burial will follow at the Resthaven Cemetery at Keith, KY. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Mamie Belle R .Shorter age 91,Of Harlan,KY passed away on July 19,2013 at the Harlan ARH Hospital following a long Illness. She was Born June 12, 1922 in Higdon Store, Ga to the late James Floyd Ramey and Laura Dilbeck Ramey. She lived most of her life in Harlan County. Mamie and her late husband were Owners and Operators of Lloyds Market in Dressen, KY.
She believed in the Baptist Faith. In addition to her parents,she was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin “Ben” Shorter. Six brothers and sisters; James Ramey, Earl Ramey, William “Bill” Ramey, Rosa Lee Greene, Maggie Gee and Lillie Miller.
She Is survived by A Host of nieces,Nephews and other Family and friends.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday July 23,2013 at 2:00 PM at Resthaven Cemetery in Keith, Ky with the Rev Gary Craig officiating.
Darrell G. Deaton
Darrell G. Deaton, 81, of Evarts, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at his home with his family by his side. Born January 16, 1932 at Ages, he was a retired welder for Eastover Mining Company. Darrell served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the UMWA; a board member at the Cloverfork Clinic; and believed in the Holiness faith.
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents, Sudie Crider Deaton and John Deaton, Sr.; and a brother, John “Junior” Deaton.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Thelma Eunice Kirkpatrick Deaton, Evarts; four children, Jeffrey Deaton and wife, Lisa, Kingsport; Rhonda White and husband, Jack, Evarts; Pamela Raleigh and husband, Rod, Benham; and Timothy Deaton, Barbourville; three sisters, Zelma Fultz, Wilma Goodwin, Wanda Duncan and husband, Hayward, all of Hampton, VA; one brother, Glenn Deaton and wife, Jewel, Dayton, OH; and a sister-in-law, Billie Faye Deaton, Ages.
Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Stephanie Wyatt, Jessica Clay, Patrick White, Justin White, Jacob Raleigh, Grayson Raleigh and Samuel Deaton; six great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 5 until 9 pm at the Evarts Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 am Sunday, July 21, 2013, in the Chapel of the Evarts Funeral Home with the Reverend Rod Raleigh officiating.
Burial will follow in the Brookside Cemetery with military rites by the Kentucky National Guard. Pallbearers will be Jacob Raleigh, Patrick White, Justin White, Jack White, Johnny Deaton and Donnie Sage. Samuel Deaton will be an honorary pallbearer.
Clista Jane Kelly Kinney, 68, of Ages, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 18, 2013, at her home following a long illness. Born November 9, 1944 in Harlan County, she and her husband, the late Reverend Charles Edward Kinney, were the founders of the New Beginning Church of God in Coxton, where she continued to be a faithful member and the church clerk. Clista was a talented seamstress and operated her own business, CJ Kinney Upholstery.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Kelly and Ada Vanoy Kelly; a daughter, Mary Ann Kinney: three sisters, Eva Jean Short, Sharon Gaynell Nolan and Mattie Moore; a brother, Eldriedge Farris Kelly; and a granddaughter, Hannah Marie Kinney.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry Kinney and wife, Debbie, Ages; Chuck Kinney and wife, Bertha, Ages; three sisters, Lillie Mae Shell, Oliver Springs, TN; Frances Harris and husband, Jack, Ages; and Linda Sizemore and husband, Carl, Richmond, KY. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Jeremy Kinney and wife, Olivia, Bethany Kinney, Tabitha Kinney, Adam Charles Kinney; a great-grandson, Jerod Kinney; and a host of other family and friends.
Visitation will be held Friday from 6 until 8 pm at the Evarts Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am Saturday, July 20, 2013, in the Chapel of the Evarts Funeral Home with the Reverend Lloyd Burkhart and the Reverend Gary Riggs officiating.
Burial will follow in the Redbud Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Alfred “Alfie” Jeffers, 47, of Smith, KY passed from this life on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at his home. Born October 12, 1965, he was a lifelong resident of Harlan County. Alfred was a disabled coal miner from injuries received in 1999. He had worked several years in the mines prior to that. He was also a certified auto body repairman and a member of the Kentucky National Guard. He attended the Lenarue Baptist Church where he was also a member.
Preceding him in death are his grandparents, Edward and Ivrey Barnwell; and Alfred and Mamie Jeffers.
Survivors include a daughter, Samantha Kelly, of Somerset; his parents, Marvin and Patsy Jeffers, of Loyall; two sisters, Mary Ann Sutton and husband Terry, of Smith; Tammy Simpson and husband Rick, of Dayhoit; two brothers, Marvin Jeffers, Jr. and wife Teresa, of Rio Vista; and Michael Jeffers and wife Jennifer, of Loyall; his nieces and nephews, Dillon Jeffers, Deric Jeffers, Caleb Engle, Evan Turner, Delora Goshen, Jennifer Turner, Felicia Sutton, Kaitlyn Engle, Emily Simpson, Amy Hensley and Madison Goshen; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 – 7 pm at Harlan Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 pm with the Reverend Joe Howard officiating.
Interment services will take place at 11 am Saturday at Resthaven Cemetery. Military Rites will be presented by the Harlan Honor Guard. The family will meet at 10:30 am Saturday at Harlan Funeral Home to escort Alfred to the cemetery.
Pallbearers are Rick Simpson, Tim Goshen, Greg Turner, Dillon Jeffers, Deric Jeffers, Harley Skidmore, Terry Sutton and Brent Scott.
Georgia Rose Howard, age 81, of Louisville, KY, formerly of Harlan, KY passed away July 14, 2013 in Louisville, KY following a long illness. She was born April 25, 1936 in Harlan Co., KY to the late Martin “Mart”Cain and Laura Shepherd Cain. Georgia was a homemaker and a member of The Bible Church, Grays Knob, KY.
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Albert Howard; brothers: Byrd Cain, Carlo Cain, Ray Cain, Clarence Cain, Murphy Cain, and sister, Mae Cain Hall.
Survivors left to mourn her passing include her children: Martin Howard and wife, Marie, of Panama City, FL, Linda Duff and husband, Jim, of Louisville, KY, Mickey Madden and husband, George, of Louisville, KY, David Howard and wife, Bille Jean, of Lexington, TN, and Charles Howard, Jr., and wife, Rita, of Bardstown, KY; 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 12:00 to 1:00PM at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home. Funeral will follow at 1:00 PM in the chapel of Mount Pleasant with the Rev. Larry Johnson officiating.
Burial will follow in Resthaven Cemetery, Keith, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Jerry Wayne Collett Sr.
Jerry Wayne Collett, Sr., 60, passed away, Sunday July 14, 2013 in Coeburn, VA. Mr. Collett was born on April 6,1953 in Harlan Co. KY to the late Mr. Robert Collett & Dora Turner Collett.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Robert Lee Collett, Chester Collett, Michael Collett; father, Robert Collett & mother, Dora Turner Collett.
Survivors include: wife, Laverne Elizabeth Ward Collett, Coeburn, VA; daughter, Wendy Collett Wilbourn, Cairo, GA; son, Jerry Wayne Collett, Jr., Coeburn, VA; son, Charles Lee Alexander Collett, Sr., Coeburn, VA; daughter, Vanessa Collett Lukasiewicz, Simpsonville, SC; Grandchildren Kayla Elizabeth Lynn Wilbourn, Charles Lee Alexander Collett, Jr. & Evalynn Jane Lukasiewicz; brother Johnny Collett, New Tazewell, TN; sister Juanita Collett Hurst, New Tazewell, TN; brother Tim Collett, New Tazewell, TN; sister Linda Collett Shipley, New Tazewell, TN; brother, David Collett new Tazewell, TN; brother Robert Lee Miracle, Harrogate,TN and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral Home Tuesday, July 16 at 1:00 pm. Graveside service will be held following the visitation at the Resthaven Cemetery in Keith, Kentucky with the Rev. James Daniels officiating.
Pallbearers are Jerry Wayne Collett, Jr., Charles Lee Alexander Collett, Sr., Jason Wilbourn, Rob Lukasiewicz, Johnathan Collett & David Jacobs.