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James Charles Nolan, 65, of Defiance, OH, formerly of Rosspoint, passed away March 9, 2015 following a long illness. He was born June 2, 1949 to the late Leon and Grace (Bowling) Nolan.
Aside from his parents he is preceded in death by sister, Vernice Fox. In addition to his wife, daughter, and granddaughter, he is survived by a brother, William (Regina) Nolan, sister Carol (Dewey) Cavins, nephews, Dale and Troy Fox, David Nolan, Adam and Andrew Cavins, niece, Abigail Johnson, Edgar, DeShay, and Goldman Bowling, and aunt, Lois Jean Bradford.
At his request, no services were held.
Truman Jones, age 64, of Cawood, KY passed away March 25, 2015 at Continue Care Hospital at Baptist Health, Corbin, KY. He was born May 12, 1950 in Harlan, KY to the late Gervis and Eliza Mills Jones. He was a bookkeeper and accountant with Harlan Cumberland Coal. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, Cawood, KY. He was a former treasurer for the Upper Cumberland Baptist Association.
Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Carol Jones of Cawood, KY, sons, Chris (Tara) Jones of Corbin and Brian (Madison) Jones of Norris, TN, granddaughters, Lindsay and Hannah Jones of Corbin, brothers Tommy Jones of Hazard, KY and Jack Jones of Kingston, TN, sisters-in-law, Wanda (Wayne) Ramsey of Farmers Mill, Helen (Don) Halcomb of Harlan, brothers-in-law, Calvin (Jean) Hensley of London, KY,George (Minerva) Hensley of Browning Acres, Bill (Ursula) Hensley of Cawood, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, March 27 from 5 to 7PM at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home. Funeral will follow at 7PM in the chapel of Mount Pleasant with Reverends Gary Craig, Sr., Doug Daniel and Stephen Daniel officiating. Burial will be Saturday, March 28 at 12PM at Resthaven Cemetery with friends and family serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Upper Cumberland Baptist Association, P.O. Box 309, Loyall, KY 40854.
Billy Ray Bates
Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Please check back, updates will be posted as they become available.
Ruth Neely Jones Manning, 87, of Kettle Island, KY, Passed from this life on March 25, 2015. Born to Basil and Lona Neely on May 23, 1927 in Virginia she was a native of Harlan, KY. Ruth moved to Knoxville, TN in 1968 where she lived until 2006. Ruth believed in the Lord with all her heart.
Aside from her parents, Ruth is preceded in death by her first husband, Pearl Jones; her second husband, Dudley Manning; one brother, Glen Paul Neely; granddaughter, Melanie Sturgill; grandson, Jason Sturgill; great-grandson, Marcus Baltimore; and son-in-law, David Baltimore.
Surviving are her children, Henry (Glenda) Jones of TX; Sonny (Barbara) Sturgill, TX; Tony (Cindy) Jones, Knoxville, TN; Marcella Baltimore, Harrogate, TN; Johnnie Sturgill, Harrogate, TN; Louise (Jerry) Goldsberry, Kettle Island, KY; and Donnie James (Hazel) Sturgill. Also surviving are one sister, Marie Keller of Harlan; a special niece, Doris Ely; great-nephew, Harold Ely; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and one great great-granchild.
Visitation will be Friday, March 27, 2015 from 5:0-8:00 PM in the chapel of Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral Home.
Interment will follow in the Resthaven Cemetery at Keith, KY. Johnnie Sturgill, Jerry Goldsberry, David Lee Baltimore, Harold Ely, Billy Wayne Hensley, Jacob Smith, Denny Smith, and Henry Jones will serve as pallbearers.
Ralph Sharp, Jr 64 of Harlan, was born on Saturday, July 8, 1950 in Harlan and passed thru the Gate of Heaven on Tuesday March 24, 2015 at Continue Care Hospital in Corbin, KY.
His parents, James Ralph Sharp SR and Jessie Michael Sharp, precede Ralph in death. He was also a life long member of Sunshine Baptist Church.
Ralph is survived by: his children, Pamela & husband, Daniel Combs of Harlan; Adam Sharp and wife, Valenie of Dayhoit; and James Ralph Sharp III & wife, Britney of Berea, KY. One sister, Pam & husband, John Douglas Grills of Verda; and his grandchildren, Daniel Combs, Noah Sharp, Donald Sharp, Olivia Sharp and Adam Sharp, JR. Also a host of family and friends.
Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 with funeral services at 7 o’clock in the Chapel of Henson & Rich Funeral Home with Rev. Jonathan Grills officiating. Burial services will be Saturday at 11 o’clock at Park Howard Cemetery at Wallins with family & friends serving as pallbearers.
Memorial contributions suggested in assisting Ralph’s children with final expenses in lieu of flowers.
John Kirk 72, of Cawood, was born on Sunday, January 10, 1943 and passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 at his residence due to a short illness. John was a security guard for Securex and believed in the Holiness Faith.
His parents, James Edward Kirk & Ira Jane Kirk; his brother, James Henry Kirk & sister, Maggie Messer, precede him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Owens Kirk of Cawood; two sons, Brian Kirk & wife, Sandra; and Jameson Kirk & wife, Heather all of Harlan. Two grandchildren, Sarah Kirk & Brian David Kirk; his sister, Nancy Jones & husband, Otis of Dayhoit. In addition, a host of special nieces, nephews, relatives and friends also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7 PM in the Chapel of Henson & Rich Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Collins officiating. Visitation will be from 5 PM Thursday until the funeral hour.
Graveside services will be held Friday, March 27, 2015 at 1 PM at the Fields Cemetery of Cawood. Pallbearers will be, Adam Harris, Nickolas Boggs, Keith Messer, Brian Kirk, Jamie Stapleton & Brian Hawks.
Roger Raleigh, 68, of Benham, KY went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Roger was surrounded by his family when he took his flight for Heaven. Roger was a devoted husband, a dedicated father, a loving grandfather, and a loyal friend to all. Roger served his country and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was a 30 year employee of US Steele and Arch Mineral. Roger was a follower of Jesus Christ and a faithful member of Blair Chapel Church. He took pride in his community and was always willing to lend a hand to his neighbors.
Roger is preceded in death by his parents, the late Hobert and Wincie Ann Whitson Raleigh. He leaves his beloved family to cherish his memory: his wife of 49 years, Hilda Brooks Raleigh and their two children, Roderick Raleigh (and wife, Pam) and Myra Jane Bailey (and husband, Wesley) of Benham; his grandchildren, Caleb Bailey, Madison Bailey, Jacob Raleigh, and Grayson Raleigh of Benham; one sister, Lela Doss (and husband, Rayburn) of Cumberland; two nephews, Mark Doss and Jeff Doss of Harlan; and an abundance of dear friends and neighbors.
Visitation will be held at Blair Chapel Church in Blair, KY on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 PM. The funeral services will take place on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM with his son, Reverend Rod Raleigh and Brother Bill Maggard officiating. Following the funeral service, burial will be held at the DL Creech Cemetery with Caleb Bailey, Jacob Raleigh, Mark Doss, Jeff Doss, Greg Burton, and David Estep serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers include Alvin Chandler, Tristan Curry, Rayburn Doss, Marcus Ely, Elvis Gregory, Jim Maggard, Danny Quillen, and Cecil Bowman.