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Moran Saylor

moran-saylor  Moran Saylor, 89, of Evarts, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born August 6, 1924 in Harlan...

Myrtle Haywood

myrtle-haywood  Myrtle Jean Simpson Haywood, 73, of Taylor, MI, formerly of Harlan County, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at her daughter’s residence in...
rev-billy-collins    Rev. Billy Collins, age 74, of Cawood, KY passed away July 19, 2014 after a short illness. He was born March 8, 1940 in Cawood, KY to...

Wilma Eldridge

wilma-eldridgeWilma Jean Eldridge, age 62 of Cumberland, KY, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Harlan ARH Healthcare. She was born in...

Veronica Ingram

veronica-ingramVeronica Olene Ingram, age 51 of Benham, KY, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Harlan, KY on January...

William Woods

william-woodsWilliam (Bill) Allen Woods, age 72 of Lynch, KY, entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 14, 2014, at the Harlan ARH Hospital. He was born December 03,...
donald-mccallisterDonald R. McCallister, 80, Evarts, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport following a brief illness. Born...
phillip-cumminsPhillip Paul Cummins, age 37, passed at his home in Lexington, KY on Saturday, July 12, 2014. He was born in Harlan, KY on March 31, 1977 to Tonnie Yaden...

Billie Cullivan

Billie Gene Cantrell Cullivan, 88, Paris, Tennessee died Saturday, February 8, 2014. The funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday at McEvoy Funeral home. Dr. Rob Martin will officiate. Burial will follow at Johnson Chapel Hill Cemetery on Briarpatch Lake Road. Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Monday at McEvoy Funeral Home and after 11:00 A.M. Tuesday until service time.

Born May 1, 1925 in Palmersville, TN, she was the daughter of the late William Cecil and Hilda Alderice Cantrell. She graduated from Palmersville High School in Weakly County where she was named salutatorian and excelled as an athlete (basketball). She then acquired her associate's degree in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee Junior College at Martin and was employed by the federal government at their laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN. She later received her bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Murray State University where she met (and on June 1, 1950 married) Owen James "Jim" Cullivan Jr., who survives.

She retired after a 40 year teaching career in science and chemistry that included tenure at both the high school and college level including UT Martin and Murray State University. Throughout her teaching career she played a role of offering compassion and counsel to youngsters who seemed to be struggling emotionally or involved in an uncomfortable situation at home. In Paris she was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was a member of United Methodist Women and served for a term as their district chairperson. She was also active in the garden club, book club and the Republican party. In addition to her academic achievements, she had an adventurous side of her nature. She acquired her recreational pilot's certificate, went on outings for rock rappelling and white water rafting as well as having made several trips abroad including England/Ireland, Australia/New Zealand, Mexico, Guam and Singapore.

In addition to her husband she is survived by a daughter Lynda Griffith of Dresden, two sons Jim Cullivan, III of Stewart County and Robert Patrick (Lydia) Cullivan of North Carolina and grandson Rea Cullivan, two granddaughters Gwen (Hank) Dalehite of Mississippi and Jody Griffith of Dresden and two great-grandsons Marcus and Andy Ford. She is also survived by four brothers, Bob (Marilyn) Cantrell of Palmersville, Glen (Judy) Cantrell of Milan, Jim (Nancy) Cantrell of Athens, Georgia and Ben (Rose) Cantrell of Nashville, as well as many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Cullivan was predeceased by a son, William Cecil Cullivan.

In lieu of flowers it is requested to make a donation to the medical research concerning Alzheimer's and cancer. Alzheimer's Foundation of America 322 Eight Avenue. 7th Floor New York, NY 10001, or American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Obituary Courtesy of Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral Home




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Jenny Lind Cawood

Jenny Lind CawoodJenny Lind Cawood, 73, of Kerrville, Texas, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2014. Jenny was born in 1940 in Harlan, Kentucky, the elder of two daughters of Lillian Greer Cawood and Dr. James A. Cawood, who for 38 years was Superintendent of Schools in Harlan County, Kentucky. In 1961

Jenny married Dr. James D. Skaggs, an instructor at Abilene Christian University [ACU] in Abilene, Texas. In 1962 Jenny received a diploma in Speech and Bible from ACU. Her son James was born that November, and the marriage dissolved in 1963. Jenny worked with the Division of Public Assistance of Kentucky’s Department of Economic Security; she was assigned to her father’s home area of Evarts and Crank’s Creek.

In 1965 Jenny married fellow graduate student Lynn Chenault at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She received her Master of Social Work degree in 1966. They moved to Albany, Georgia, where Jenny worked at Child and Family Services. Jenny then took a job as Director of the Social Service Department of Battey State Tuberculosis Hospital in Rome, Georgia. She worked there until her second child, Brian Chenault, was born in April, 1968. In 1972 Jenny began directing a play-therapy group in Charlotte, Michigan.

In 1973 Jenny began work as a Social Worker with Child and Family Services of Monroe County, Michigan. In 1974 Jenny started work as a Social Worker for Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. In 1975 Jenny began a position at the Ruth Ide Community Mental Health Center [CMHC] conducting individual and play therapy and supervising others in structural family therapy. In 1979 Jenny took a job at CMHC West, where she pioneered a new treatment called filial therapy. In 1984 Jenny accepted a position as a Social Worker at St. Alban’s Psychiatric Hospital in Radford, Virginia.

In 1986 Jenny’s marriage ended and she moved to Martinsville, Virginia to begin work as a Social Worker. Jenny later retired to Abilene, Texas to join her mother and her sister, Dr. E. Marion Cawood, Professor of Voice at ACU. In 2012 Jenny and Marion moved to Kerrville, Texas, where they have been members of the Riverside Church of Christ.

Alongside her social work career, Jenny was a poet whose works were selected for wide publication in magazines and journals.

She is survived by her loving sister, Marion Cawood, of Kerrville, Texas; sons, James Cawood Chenault, of San Antonio, Texas, and Brian Chenault, of The Netherlands (Europe); grandson, Evan Chenault, of San Antonio; granddaughter and grandson, Tessa Lynn Chenault and Owen James Chenault, and daughter-in-law Dominiek Chenault, of The Netherlands.

The family of Jenny wishes to extend sincere thanks to the caring staff of the Peterson Medical Center and Peterson Hospice of Kerrville, Texas, for providing excellent and loving care during her final days.

Flowers may be sent to Mount Pleasant Funeral Home, 122 North Cumberland Avenue, Harlan, Kentucky, where the wake will be held from 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday, February 11.

Funeral services will be held at Mt. Pleasant at 11 AM on Wednesday, with interment to follow at Resthaven Cemetery. Jenny’s first cousin James William Cawood, minister from Nashville, Tennessee, will officiate.




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Kenneth D. Blanton

Kenneth D. Blanton, 73, of Loyall, passed from this life Thursday, February 6, 2014 following a long illness. Born April 1, 1940 in Wallins Creek, Kenneth had lived here most of his life. He was a former driver for Purity Bread and was a retired self-employed heating and air conditioning technician. Kenneth was a veteran of the U.S. Army as well as a Kentucky Colonel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lotheda Martin and George Blanton; a daughter, Brenda Renee Blanton; and a sister, Selma Sue Shoemaker.

Survivors include 10 children: Kenneth Blanton of California; Charlene Rogers of Indiana; Irene Blanton of California; Robert Blanton of California; Michael Blanton of Michigan; Brian Blanton of North Carolina; Terry Blanton of Virginia; Kimberly Shipman of Wallins; Crystal Blanton of Evarts; and Jessica Blanton of Coldiron; two brothers, Hershel Blanton of London; and Ed Carmack of Wallins; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and dear friends.

Visitation will be from 4 - 7 pm Friday evening at Harlan Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted 12 noon Saturday at the Harlan Funeral Home with the Reverend Eli Craig officiating. Burial will follow at the New Creech Cemetery at Wallins with friends and family serving as pallbearers. Military Rites will be presented by the Harlan Honor Guard.




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Terry Welch

Terry WelchTerry Welch, 53, of New Bern, NC, formerly of Highsplint, passed away Friday, January 31, 2014. Born July 6, 1960 in Richmond, Indiana, he was a disabled coal miner having worked at Manalapan Mining Company.

Terry was preceded in death by his mother, Zelma Miller Welch.

Survivors include his father, Clyde Welch, New Bern, NC; his former wife of 18 years and the mother of his children, Donna Pittman Welch, Flat Lick; three children, Susan Welch, Norfolk, VA; Rebecca Welch, Flat Lick; Matthew Welch and Brittany West, the mother of Terry’s grandchildren, Branten Kobe Welch and Nadia Quinn Fee, Barbourville; and two brothers, Clyde Welch, Jr., Ernul, NC; and Roger Welch, Sutherland, VA.

Visitation will be held Friday from 5 until 8 pm at the Evarts Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am Saturday, February 8, 2014, in the chapel of the Evarts Funeral Home with the Reverend Arnold Martin officiating.

Burial will follow in the Evarts Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.





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Lillian Ray

Lillian RayLillian Marie Ozelie Ray was welcomed home by her Lord and Savior on February 4, 2014 following a long illness. She was born April 8, 1950 in Gary, IN. She believed in the Pentecostal faith and was a member of the Cumberland Church of God, Cumberland, KY. She was a 1968 graduate of Wheeler High School, Valporaiso, IN and also a graduate of Southeast Community College, Cumberland, KY.

Lillian was preceded in death by her Mother, Margaret Milkeski Ozeilie; Father, Ralph Paul Ozelie; and Grandmother, Lillian Mileski.

She leaves behind her Husband, Glen Ray; Son, Michael (Kimberly) Ray; Daughter, Glenda Ray Smith and fiancé Jacob Doyle; Grandchildren: Chantelle (Josh) Vance, Xavier Rutledge, Amber Ray, Jeremy Smith, and Ambrianna Smith; and Great-Grandson: Andrew Vance. Also left to mourn her passing are a special Uncle: Walter “Bill” Mileski and her special blessing, Sampson, her Golden Retriever.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral Home in Harlan, KY.

Funeral Services will be Friday, February 7, 2014 at 1:00 PM in the Cumberland Church of God with the Reverends Ronnie Doyle and Darlene Roberts officiating.

Interment will follow the funeral in the Cornett Family Cemetery at Hiram. Josh Vance, Phillip Sergent, Steve Sergent, Tim Carruba, Greg Adams, and Sammy Clark will serve as Pall Bearers.


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Ralph Turner

Ralph TurnerRalph Edward Turner, age 80, of Big Laurel, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, February 3, 2014. He was born in Big Laurel on June 14, 1933 to the late Frank and Myrtle Sizemore Turner. Ralph worked as a logger, miner and for 50 years as a dozer operator, where he was known as “Grubby,” before retiring. He loved fishing and took great pride in planting and tending his garden. He attended the Church of God Prophecy. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather to his wife and family. Once you met Ralph, you would fall in love with his kind spirit and generous heart. Our loss is truly heaven’s gain.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, George Turner, Isabelle Boggs, Ethel Cornett, Darrell Turner, and Joe Turner; and his son-in-law, Hollis Boggs.

His memory will be forever cherished by his loving wife of 53 years, Sophia Turner, of Big Laurel; his children, Cathy (Paul) Jones of London, William (Faye) Turner of Big Laurel, Gary (Sherri) Turner of Bledsoe, and Karen (John) Dixon of Linefork; his brother, Buck Turner of Lexington; his 8 grandchildren, Brian (Jennifer) Boggs, Tyler Boggs, Willie (fiancé Katrina Brock) Turner, Ricky Turner, Faye (Andrew) Butler, Joshua (Jessica) Turner, Jordan (Ashley) Turner, and Brittany Dixon; future great grandchild, Trenton Joshua Turner, special friend Wendell Middleton, and a host of other family and friends.

The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Mount Pleasant Funeral Home Wednesday, February 5 from 6 to 9PM.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 6 at 1PM also at Mount Pleasant with Reverends Eddie Estep and Gene Harris officiating.

Interment will be in the Turner Cemetery in Big Laurel, KY with grandsons serving as pallbearers. .




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