Jerry Wayne Dixon, 70, of Sunshine, KY passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the Hazard ARH in Hazard, KY. He was born December 24, 1944 in Harlan Co., KY. He was a retired roof bolter for New Horizon Coal Company. He believed in the Church of God faith.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Grant and Lydia Clark Dixon and his wife Sharon “Sue” Dixon.
Survivors include three children: Jerry Dixon (Diane Sargent) of Knoxville, TN. Margaret Fortney (Justin) of NC, Tracy Dixon (Lauren Stepp) of Sukey Ridge, KY; grandchildren: Cody Lyttle, Connor Dixon, and Chloe Dixon; brothers and sisters: Ken Dixon and James Dixon both of Harlan, Bud Dixon of Sunshine, KY, Clyde Dixon of Sawbriar, KY, Josie “Boots” Branson of FL, .Joyce Saylor of Wallins Creek, KY, Lynn Osborne of Sunshine, KY and Wanda Dixon of Knoxville, TN. A host of other family and friends also survive.
Visitation will be held Sunday, February 1 from 3 to 7PM at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be conducted Sunday February 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the chapel of Mount Pleasant Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held Monday February 2 at 11AM at Resthaven Cemetery in Keith, KY.
Eugene Bargo, 79, of Harlan, KY passed away January 27, 2015 at the Harlan ARH after a long illness. He was born March 13, 1935 in Yancey, KY to the late Dave and Dora Bargo. He believed in the Baptist faith and was a retired butcher for A&P Grocery Store in Harlan. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Rose Mary Bargo, great granddaughter, Savannah Childers, brothers, Ed, Everett and Eulyus Bargo.
He is survived by two children: Jan Rose Perkins and husband, Harry, and Jamie Bargo all of Harlan, KY; two grandchildren, Cindy Childers and husband, Jason, and Cristi Bargo and husband, Brent, of Harlan, KY; great grandchildren, Trenton and Cheyanne Childers, Kimberlyn, Morgan, Katie and Evan Bargo; brothers and sisters, Sam Bargo and Dave Bargo, Jr. both of Gulston, KY, Janie Cowan and Patricia “Cozy” Bargo both of Harlan,KY, and Betty Logan and Evie Norris both of OH; half-sister, Nancy Mills, of Knox Co., KY and host of nieces and nephews and other family and friend also survive.
Visitation will be held Thursday January 29 from 5 to 8:00 pm in the chapel of Mount Pleasant Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 30, 2015 at 1PM at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery, Keith, KY. The Harlan County Honor Guard will be providing full Military Rites.
Volena Hawkins Craft, 87 of Harlan, KY died Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital. Mrs. Craft was born in Jellico, Tennessee to the Late Ben and Susan Hawkins. She was the widow of the Late Dr. J. W. Craft. Mrs. Craft was a retired school teacher with the Harlan County Board of Education. She was an alumnus of Cumberland College and had also attended Union College and Eastern Kentucky University. Mrs. Craft was a member and past president of the Harlan Woman’s Club, served on the Harlan Housing Authority and with the Harlan Community Action Agency. She was a member of the Harlan Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star where she had served as an officer for several years. She was a member of the Harlan ARH hospital auxiliary serving in many capacities. She was a member of the Harlan United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her brother, James Hawkins and sisters, Maxine Casey and Peggy Baker.
Surviving are brothers, Wallace Hawkins and Ben Frank Hawkins and sisters, Betty Lowry, Patricia Ball, and Jennie Walters.
Visitation will be Friday, January 30, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 PM in the Chapel of Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow the visitation at 7:00 PM also in the chapel of Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral Home. The Rev. Kyle Burnette will be officiating the services. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Volena Craft to the Harlan United Methodist Church, 201 East Mound Street, Harlan, KY 40831.
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Frances Irene Skeene, 43, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, formally of Harlan, KY went to her heavenly home and into the arms of her father on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, after a long illness. Frannie (as she like to be called), was born on October 21, 1971 to Dannie and Ernestine Skeene in Chicago, IL, where she lived until her father’s illness, that brought them back to KY. Frannie was a city gal who became a country gal, with her love of fishing and camping. Having no children of her own, she found joy in the love, laughter, and smiles of her nieces and nephews whom she considered her children. Frannie recently found the love of her life in Louisiana with Jim Galuhn. He was her everything and will always be a part of our family.
Frannie is preceded in death by her grandparents, Ira Dennis Skeene and Elvira Mumford Skeene, Philmore and Vina Hall, her father, Dannie Eugene Skeene, and a sister, Frances Yavonne Skeene, and a brother-in-law, Gary W. Napier.
She is survived by her fiancée, Jim Galuhn of Ponchatoula Louisiana, and her beloved pet Baroo. Her mother, Ernestine Skeene of Evarts, KY. She is also survived by 7 brothers and sisters, Debra (Johnny) Collett of New Tazewell, TN, Carl (Judy) Skeene of Lafollette, TN, Cathy (Mike) Laws of Kitts, KY, Dannie (Michelle) Skeene of Citeronell, AL, Jimmy Skeene and Barbara Skeene of Evarts, KY and Nicole (Ralph) Skeene of Harlan, KY. She is also survived by 38 nieces and nephews and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews, Aunts, Uncles, and cousins that she loved dearly and who loved her more than she will ever know.
A memorial service will be conducted Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral Home. The Rev. H. L. Farley and Sonny Harris will officiate the services.
Jack F. Shephard, 77 of Harlan, Kentucky left this world January 27, 2015 at the Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bessie and Dave Shepherd; his wife, Maggie Shephard; brothers and sisters; and two great-grandsons.
Jack is survived by his son, David Shephard; four daughters, Kim Witt, Lisa Blevins, Ritta Bell, and Theresa Witt-Sellers; eleven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM in the Chapel of Resthaven Cemetery, Keith, Kentucky.
The Rev. Robert Keith will officiate the services. David Vaughn, Brad Peterson, Macky Sullivan, Charles Clem, Will Blevins, Justin Walley, and Carlie Farley will serve as pallbearers.