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Alice Phillips

alice-phillips  Alice Lavelle Phillips, age 54, of Cawood , KY went to be with our Lord August 31,2014 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington, KY. She entered this...

Bill Messer

bill-messer  Bill Messer, 74 of Loyall went home to his Lord and Savior on Saturday Aug. 30, 2014 at his home. Bill was born July 13, 1940 in Harlan Co., KY to...
willa-mae-hensley  Willa Mae Hensley 78, of Grays Knob, Ky. passed away August 26, 2014 at the Hazard Regional Medical Center in Hazard Ky. after a Long Illness. She...

Joann Rosas

joann-rosas  Joann Johnson Rosas, age 54 of Lexington, KY, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at her residence. She was born January 18,...

Junior Young

junior-young  Jessie “Junior” Ralph Young, Jr., 63 of Harlan, KY passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 at his home in Teetersville, KY surrounded by his family...

William Jones

william-jones William C. “Bill” Jones, 93, of Morristown, formerly of Harlan County passed away Monday, August 25, 2014, at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital. He was born...
leonard-d-smith  Leonard D. Smith, age 58 of Eolia, KY, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014, at his residence. He was born October 13, 1955 to the late William...
nease  Larry Joe Nease, age 42 of Cumberland, KY, departed this life on Sunday, August 24, 2014, at Baptist Health in Lexington, KY. He was born in...

Earl Napier

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.




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Jake M. Saylor

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



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McKinley Mitchell Jr.

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.




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James Madden

Jabo MaddenJames William “Jabo” Madden, 69, of Kenvir went home to be with the Lord Monday, March 17, 2014, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Johnson City, TN. Born July 29, 1944 at Kenvir, he had lived here most of his life. He was a disabled veteran having served in Vietnam with the U.S. Marine Corps. He believed in the Holiness faith and enjoyed and was thankful to many area churches for their love and prayers.

Jabo was preceded in death by his parents, George Madden and Eileen Hensley Madden; three brothers, Shelby Madden, Ronnie Madden and Donnie Madden; and a nephew, Thomas Isaac Madden.

Survivors include three brothers, Winston Cox Madden and wife, Linda, Kenvir; Lee Otis Madden and wife, Louise, Scottsville, KY; George Madden, Jr. and wife, Mickey, Louisville, KY; a sister, Thelma Jean Barnes, Mt. Washington, KY; a sister-in-law, Edith Madden, Evarts; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5 until 8 pm at the Evarts Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 2 pm in the Chapel of the Evarts Funeral Home with the Reverend Perry Long and the Reverend Buddy Simpson officiating.

Burial will follow in the Madden Cemetery at Kenvir with military rites by the Harlan Honor Guard. His nephews will serve as pallbearers.





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Anna Davis

Anna Brewer Davis, 69, of Evarts went home to be the Lord on Monday, March 17, 2014, at her home following a long illness. Born February 3, 1945 in Harlan County, she had lived here most of her life. She was a homemaker and believed in the Pentecostal faith.

Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Glen “Bob” Davis; her parents, Spurgeon Charles Brewer and Ethel Mae Hibbard Brewer; and two sisters, Juanita Wallace and Phyllis Andrews.

Survivors include three children, Glen Davis and wife, Lisa, Hendersonville, NC; Tim Davis, Evarts; Pam Messer and husband, Scott, Canton, NC; four sisters, Theda Bryant, Miamisburg, OH; Doris Jewell Hall, Fairborn, OH; Lois Ellen Abbott, Springfield, OH; Sylvia Marie “Poochie” Davidson, Loveland, OH; and two brothers, Ralph “Pete” Brewer, Somerset, KY; and Carl Eric “Sunny” Brewer, Ohio. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Misty Hodge, Carrie Dean, Craig Messer, Nick Messer, Jasmann Messer; three great-grandchildren, Keira Hodge, Tanner and Camden Dean; and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 21, 2014, from 1 until 3 pm at the Evarts Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 pm Friday with the Reverend Bill Moore, the Reverend Don Johnson and Craig Messer officiating.





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Buster Perkins

Buster PerkinsBuster Perkins, age 82, of Baxter, KY passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014 at his home. He was born December 8, 1931 in Yancey, KY to the late William Granville and Athena Baird Perkins. He was a coal truck driver and mechanic for Master Blend Coal Co. and loved restoring antiques cars and jeeps. He was a member of the Cornerstone Community Church. He served his country in the United States Army being stationed at Fort Knox for his tour of duty.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Thomas Dale Perkins, son-in-law, Tim Creech, and brothers, Donald, Darrell, and Chester Perkins.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Myrtle Pace Perkins of Baxter, KY; children: Karen Gail (Raymond) Helton of Tremont, KY, Tina Creech of Tremont, KY, Harry (Jan Rose) Perkins, Jr. of Harlan, KY, and Melissa (Roger) Burke of Wallins, KY; sisters: Francis (Edward) Coleman of Pike Co., KY, Marcia (Clayton) Miller of Baxter, KY and Nan (Bruce) Love of Granite Falls, NC; grandchildren: Kristen Bailey, Travis Helton, Ryan Creech, Christi Bargo, and Cindy Childers. Also surviving him is his beloved dog, Becky.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 5 to 8PM at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home.

Funeral will be Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 11AM in the chapel of Mount Pleasant with the Rev. Jeff Mills officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery with family and friends serving pallbearers. Full Military Rites will be performed by the Harlan Honor Guard.




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