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wallace-jones  Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones, 88 of Lexington formerly of Harlan passed away Sunday Morning at Baptist Health, Lexington. He is the Husband of the late...

Matthew Coots

matthew-coots  Matthew James Coots, infant son of Joshua and Martha Coots of Ages, became an Angel on July 25, 2014 at the St. Joseph Hospital, London. Besides...

Eva Tunnell

wanda-tunnellEva I. Tunnell, age 78, formerly of Marion, IL passed away on Friday afternoon, July 25, 2014, at the home of her daughter, Wanda of Coldiron, KY. She was...

Doyle Engle

doyle-engle  Doyle Wayne Engle, age 65, of Grays Knob, KY passed from this world after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, July 25, 2014 at Harlan...

Donald Posey

donald-posey  Donald Posey, 41 of Evarts was born on April 23, 1973 and died on July 25, 2014 at Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is preceded in death...
james-wyatt-sr  James Wyatt, Sr., age 69, of London, KY died July 23, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, London, KY following a long illness. He was born June 19,...

Donna Smith

donna-smithDonna Sue Hunter Smith, 50 of Baxter, Kentucky died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at her residence. Born in Pineville, Kentucky, Donna was a retired RN having...

George Boggs

george-boggs  George Boggs, age 84, of Harlan, KY passed away July 23, 2014 at the Tri-Cities Nursing Home following a brief illness. He was born February 3,...

William Helton


Bill HeltonWilliam “Bill” (Candyman) Helton, age 68 of Elcomb, KY, born August 14, 1945 at Three Point, KY, passed away February 15, 2014 at the ARH Hospital. He was a truck driver for over 30 years and enjoyed the outdoors and camping with his grandsons and friends. He served in the U.S. Army and was a Kentucky Colonel. He attended the Grays Knob Church of God.

He is preceded in death by his father, Bill Helton, mother, Pauline, one brother, Roger “Possum” Helton and one sister, Susie Parker.

He is survived by four children: Billy Helton of Harlan, KY, Kim Ealy (Greg Ealy) of Harlan, KY, Clinton Helton, California, and Amber Helton of Harlan, KY; 5 grandchildren: Justin Helton, Harlan, KY, Matt Williams and Breanna Ealy both of Richmond, KY, and Lila and Lennon Helton of California; sister, Cathy Massingale of Elcomb, KY; 4 nephews, 2 nieces, special friends: Ermon Sizemore, Hogan Garrett, Melvin Hubbs, Henry Green, Jack and Becky Fultz, Ellis Farmer; special lady, Diana Helton, special friend, Betty Widner; and a special thanks to Lisa Boggs for making William peanut butter candy he so enjoyed.

Visitation will Tuesday, February 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Grays Knob Church of God.

Memorial service will follow at 7:30PM also at the Grays Knob Church of God with the Rev. Don Smith officiating. Honoring his wishes, a private burial will be held at a later date.




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Rachel Hensley

Rachel DayRachel Elizabeth Hensley, age 31, of Totz, KY passed away February 15, 2014 at the Harlan ARH. She was born in May 3, 1982 in Harlan, KY to Kimberly Day Sturgill of Totz, KY and Billy Wayne Hensley of Gulston, KY. She was a graduate of Cumberland High School and crowned the 1998 Homecoming Queen. She was a member of the Totz Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Helen Day, step-father, Danny Sturgill, grandparents Willis and Emma Hensley, and great-grandfather, William “Bill” Day.

Besides her parents she is survived by her grandfather, Joe Day, of Totz, KY, great-grandmother, Willa Mae Day of Totz, KY, brothers: Daniel and Bill Hensley both of Georgia and Shawn Ashley of Totz, KY; sister Shannon Jenkins and husband, Tim, of Cumberland, KY; special uncle, Logan Fee; special aunt, Teddy Sayers of Indianapolis, IN, special friend Jeanette Eldridge of Bean Station, TN and a host of family and friends.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 18 from 5 to 8pm at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home.

Funeral will be Wednesday February 19 at 1PM in the chapel of Mount Pleasant with Rev. Homer Johnson. Burial will be at the Day Family Cemetery, Totz, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers.




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Diane Fee

Diane FeeDiane Fee, 64, of Evarts passed away Friday, February 14, 2014, at her home following a long illness. A native and lifelong resident of Harlan County, she was a member of the North Evarts Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star.  Diane was the owner of B&D Mine Supply Co. at Coxton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Mayor Burl Fee, Sr.; her father, Otis Huff; and two brothers, Tony Huff and Rick Huff.

Survivors include her mother, Ruby Cates Huff, Cumberland; two sons, Scott McKenzie and wife, LaBreska, Putney; B.J. Fee and wife, Ketera, Evarts; three sisters, Peggy Jones and husband, Richard, Kildav; Pat Day and husband, Dillard, Lynch; Sharon Blanton and husband, Dallas, Evarts; and three brothers, Otis Huff, Jr. and wife, Wanda; Terry Huff and wife, Paula; and Mark Huff and wife, Martha, all of Cumberland. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Trenton McKenzie, Jarrett McKenzie, Shayla Dave, Jayden Dave, Braylee McKenzie and Joshua Brock; two special friends that helped care for her, Karen Most and Ann Howard; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 5 until 9 pm at the Evarts Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, February 17, 2014, at 2 pm in the Chapel of the Evarts Funeral Home with the Reverend David Napier officiating.

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





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Coulliette Wescott

WescottCoulliette Morgan Wescott, age 63, of Wallins, born June 22, 1951, passed from this life on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at her home. She was a member of Pathfork Holiness Church, formerly employed by Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital for 18 years as a medical transcriptionist.

Coulliette was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Martha Saylor Morgan SR.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald Wescott, sister, Lisa and husband, Mark Taylor of Wallins KY, brother, Oscar Morgan JR and wife Andrea of Lexington KY, and two nieces Melinda Wilson and husband Michael of Pathfork KY, and Nichole Kirk of Hazard KY.

Visitation will be Monday after 11am at Henson & Rich Funeral Home with funeral services at 12 o’clock. Rev. Everett Eads and Rev. Robert Lee officiating.

Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.



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Jenny Seals

Jenny SealsJenny Rebecca Taylor Seals, 28, was born on October 22 1985 passed away February 12, 2014 at Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN.

Jenny was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Glenn Owens, paternal grandparents, General Taylor and Martha Taylor, two uncles, Tommy Taylor and Jerry Taylor, three aunts, Faye Long, Bonnie Whitman and Karen Johnson.

She is survived by her husband, Travis Seals, Jr., three sons, Kaden, Conner and Jaxon, of the home, Her father and mother, Alford and Beverly Taylor, one sister, Jessica Long and husband Henry, three nephews, Blake, Braydon and Boston, Rose Hill, VA maternal, grandmother, Phyllis Owens, Ewing, VA, mother and father-in-law Jeannie Seals and Travis Seals, Harlan, KY., several aunts, uncles and cousins, special friends and cousins, Nicholas Long and Tara Hunley and a host of church friends.

The family will receive friends Friday from 5-9 PM at Robinette Funeral Home, Rose Hill, VA. and Saturday from 5-7PM at Arthurs Chapel Holiness Church, Rose Hill, VA. Church services will be conducted at 7PM Saturday from the church.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1PM Sunday from the Arthurs Chapel Holiness Church with Pastor Richard Long and Rev. Larry Hensley officiating. Burial will follow in the Arthurs Chapel Cemetery, Rose Hill, VA. Pallbearers will be, Nicholas Long, Kenneth Bowling, Chase Smith, Frank Dixon, Jacob Hunley and Jessie Woods.

Arrangements provided by Robinette Funeral Homes-Blackwater-Jonesville-Rose Hill.

Obituary courtesy to the Seals family by Henson & Rich Funeral Home




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Dwight R. Rhodes

Ray RhodesDwight Ray Rhodes, 62, of Harlan, passed from this life Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Harlan ARH Hospital following an illness. Ray was born October 15, 1951 in Harlan and had lived here all of his life. Ray was employed at the former Mack's Family Center at Baxter, and more recently with Don's Super Saver in Harlan. He had previously worked for Lee Steel Company and several construction jobs. Ray enjoyed fishing and following the Kentucky Wildcats. He played football in high school and always enjoyed watching a game on television.

Ray was a devoted member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church where he also served as choir director.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Rodell Rhodes and Australia Sweatt Rhodes; three brothers, Dan, Gary and Albert Rhodes; and a sister, Vickie Wagner.

He leaves to cherish his memories, a daughter, Rakael (Farrow) Shurelds, of Lima, OH; a son, Tony Martize Farrow, of Lima, OH; three brothers, Joe Rhodes, Rodell Rhodes, Jr., and Mike Rhodes, all of Harlan; two sisters, Janet Rhodes, of Harlan; and Lori Bolton, of Arkansas; four grandchildren; his longtime companion, Lucinda Sanford; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, friends and church family at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends after 12 noon Saturday, Feb. 15, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 2 pm at the church with Rev. Walter Garlington officiating. Burial will take place at Resthaven Cemetery.




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