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Dewayne Gibson

dewayne-gibson  Dewayne A. Gibson, 49, of Cumberland passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014 at his home. He was born August 8, 1965 in Baker Oregon to the late...

Kenneth Palmer

kenneth-palmer  Kenneth E. (Gene) Palmer, age 87 of Benham, KY, passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Johnson...

Faye Belcher

faye-belcherFaye (Thomas) Belcher, 72 passed away at her home in Dayhoit, KY. Funeral arrangements are pending at Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral...

June Brite

june-brite  June Gross Brite, age 58, of Monticello formerly of Harlan Co., KY passed away September 12, 2014 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Somerset,...
fred-howard  Fred Howard, 87, of Jones Creek passed away Friday, September 12, 2014, at his residence. Born February 8, 1927 in Harlan County, he was a member...
paul-f-williams  Paul Francis Williams, age 81, passed away at his home on September 12, 2014 after a short illness. He was born April 22, 1933, in Evarts,...
kenneth-grubbs  Kenneth Wayne Grubbs, 52, of Cawood, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the University Of Kentucky Hospital after a long battle...
terry-laws  Terry Lee Laws, age 66, of Middlesboro, KY formerly of Harlan began celebrating in heaven when he took his final journey to glory on September 10,...

Elmer Lee Bowling

Elmer Lee Bowling, 62, of Harlan, Kentucky died Tuesday morning April 8, 2014 at the Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital. Lee was a lifelong resident of Harlan and served his country in Thailand during the Vietnam War as a member of the United States Air Force. He was a self-employed Masonry Contractor for several years.

Preceding him in death are his parents: George and Mabel Smith Bowling; two sisters: Pearlie and Mollie; and one brother: Ossie.

Surviving are “The Brothers”: Ken (Phyllis) Bowling, Baxter; Danny (Edie) Bowling, Harrogate; Micky (Linda) Bowling, Harlan; and Roger (Patty) Bowling, Harlan and Son: Dustin Lee Lamb, Corbin. Several Nieces, Nephews, and other relatives and friends also survive.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 9 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in the Chapel of Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral Home. Interment will be Thursday, April 10 at 1:00 PM in the Resthaven Cemetery in Keith, KY. The Rev. Don Smith will officiate.

Ken Bowling; Danny Bowling; Micky Bowling; Roger Bowling; Kenny Bowling; Shawn Michael Wilson; and Kenny Bowling, II will serve as pallbearers.


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Arthur Lee

Arthur Ronald Lee, age 75, of Knoxville, TN formerly of Harlan, KY passed away April 4, 2014. He was born October 19, 1938 in Harlan Co., KY to the late Rufus and Reva Lee. He retired from the Kentucky State Dept. of transportation after 35 years of service.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Morgan Lee, brother, Lloyd Cole, and granddaughter, Jessica Fitch.

Left to mourn his passing are his children: Tammy Lee King and husband, Philip, and Kim Lee Fitch and husband, Scott; grandchildren: Jason King, Ashlee Vanderhoof, Allison Fitch, and Lesley Fitch; great-grandchildren: Jace King, Charisma Messer, and Kaylee Vanderhoof, and brothers Jack Lee and Bill Lee.

Visitation will be Monday, April 7, 2014 from 12PM to 2PM at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home.

Funeral will follow in the chapel of Mount Pleasant at 2PM. Interment will be at Resthaven Cemetery with friends and family serving as pallbearers.




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Bobby L. Manuel

Bobby ManuelBobby L. Manuel, 76, of Benham, KY, peacefully entered into the Kingdom of Heaven with family by his side in the early morning hours of Friday, April 4, 2014, following a brief illness. Bobby was born December 22, 1937 in Crab Orchard, KY to the late Marjorie and Joe Manuel.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Clark Manuel. Bobby was a talented man. He enjoyed playing the fiddle, and spent many years painting beautiful pictures. But perhaps his greatest gift was a gift of service. He graduated embalming school in 1959 and was licensed in 1961. He served his country in the United States Army from 1961-1963. He then found his calling in life to serve the people of his community as funeral director at Tri City Funeral Home. He provided kind, compassionate, professional service for over 50 years. He has touched the hearts of many families and always went above and beyond what was needed to make sure that their needs were met. He was a member of the Gilliam’s Chapel Baptist Church.

He was a Kentucky Colonel, and a 32nd degree Mason. Pap, as he was fondly called by family and friends was a kind and tenderhearted man who loved his family more than life. He especially loved his wife of 49 years, Hazel. The day of his illness, he was heard saying that it was “love at first sight” for him. Throughout their life they have shared many treasured memories.

In addition to his wife, he leaves to mourn his passing his children: Rick Gaines, Cumberland, KY; Theresa (Mike) Hatfield, Harlan, KY; George (Kim) Barley, Corbin, KY; Eric (Robin) Manuel, Morristown, TN; Chip (Kim) Manuel, Richmond, Ky. Grandchildren: Krissy (Terry) Delaney, Harlan, KY; Bitha (Matt) Stacy, Corbin, KY; Rikki (Joe) Cornett, Cumberland, KY; Morgan Barley, Corbin, KY; Hillary Manuel, Crab Orchard, KY; Deke (Abby) Barley, Corbin, ky; Alec Manuel, Lexington, KY; Erin Manuel, Richmond, KY; Deklyn and Addison Manuel, Morristown, Tn. Great-Grandchildren: Terry Michael and Colton Delaney; Parker, Keegan, and Hunter Stacy; Tyran Massey, Bentley Cornett, Zoe and Kinsley Polston. Sisters: Ernestine (John) Raptosh, Dayton, Oh; Norma Jean Wallin, Cincinnati, Oh; and a brother, Billy Joe Manuel, Cincinnati, Oh; as well as a host of additional family and friends.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Tri-City Funeral Home in Benham, KY. Family will gather at 5 pm and will welcome friends from 6-9 pm. Rev. Rod Raleigh and Rev. Ernest Brock will preside over funeral services on Monday, April 7, 2014, in the Chapel at 1 pm.

Interment will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery in Cumberland, KY, where military rights will be observed. Arrangements are entrusted to Tri-City Funeral Home.


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Byrd Rowe

Byrd RoweByrd Rowe, 79 of Baxter passed away on Thursday April 3, 2014 at his home following a long illness. Byrd was born in Harlan, KY to the late Marion and Ellen Rowe. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ in Baxter and retired with 35 years with the Teamsters Local 63 in Los Angeles, California. Byrd was a Godly, Kind and Humble man.

Besides his parents he is preceded in death by his sisters, Dorothy Toney and Ona Rowe Modic; cousins, Clyde & Dorothy Tolliver Maggard.

He is survived by his brother, James W. Rowe of Harlan; great nephews, David B. Toney, Darrin Toney, great niece, Jolene Toney; nephew, George D. and Bethany Smith Maggard; great nephew, Jacob A. Maggard; cousins, Mona Burkhart Rowe, Pete and Valerie Rowe, Ruby Rowe Bennett, Vicki Coots, Sheila Burkhart, Mike Rowe, Joshua Rowe, Rachael Rowe, Anthony and Billie Rowe, Derrick and Aaron Rowe, Robert and Angela Roselieb, Robbie Roselieb, Ruth Mossing, Rick Mossing, Tommy Destella, Lisa Destella, Ginger Wood; Jeff, Susan, Daniel, and Kate Modic. He leaves his Brothers and Sisters of The Church of Jesus Christ, as well as many friends and loved ones.

Visitation will be 5 until 7:00 pm Saturday April 5, 2014 at the Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home. Graveside services will be Private Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Resthaven Cemetery, Keith, KY.


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Lillian Renfro

RenfroLillian Clumbine Blanton Renfro, age 82, of Teetersville, died Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital following a long illness. A native of Fork Ridge, TN, she was born on Monday, August 3, 1931 unto the union of her late parents, Hobert and Melinda Russell Roberts. She was a homemaker and member of the Teetersville Church of God.

Besides her parents, Lillian was preceded in death by her husbands, Edgar Blanton and Orville Renfro; her chirdren: Sandra Coldiron Adams and Edwin J. Blanton; her son-in-laws: Ronald C. Davis, James Coldiron & Charles Adams; her brothers: Condy Roberts, Berry Roberts, Ed Roberts, Clyde Allen, Charlie Allen, Walter Allen and Lewis Allen; her sisters: Rosie Combs, Izella Reedy and Della Shackleford Johnson.

Left to mourn her passing is her daughter Connie Davis, of Teetersville; her granddaughter, Karen (Denny) Hall of Cumberland and one great-grandson, Gavin Hall of Cumberland. Also surviving are her special nieces and nephews: Wayne (Vickie) Allen of Middlesboro; Shirley Smith of Teetersville and Ronnie Dale (Cynthia) Shackleford of Harlan, as well as, her daughter-in-law, Mary Blanton. She is also survived by many, many dearly loved friends and extended family.

Funeral services for Lillian will be conducted on Monday, April 7 at 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Henson & Rich Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Keith, Rev. Mitchell Brock, and Rev. Terry Adams officiating.

Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until the funeral hour. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Resthaven Cemetery at Keith with family and friends serving as pallbearers.



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Ralph Stewart

Ralph StewartRalph Alan Stewart, age 56 of Maryville, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Green and Eula Stewart and sister, Connie Hensley.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Affie Ettajean Stewart; children, Misty Stewart Boring, Marilyn Annette Stewart Morris, Connie Stewart Carmen, Alan Stewart, and Douglas Stewart; ten grandchildren; siblings, Raymond Stewart, Glenda Amburn, Martha Jane Short, and Karen Goodlett; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather 11:00 AM Saturday, April 5, 2014, at GrandviewCemetery for the graveside service and interment, Pastor Scott Hall officiating.

Friends may call at their convenience from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM Friday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville, (865)982-6041.


This obituary courtesy to the Stewart family from Henson & Rich Funeral Home.



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