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Obituaries 8-17-17
Anna Lee Brasher
Anna Lee Brasher, 78, of Viper, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at Hazard ARH.
She was born March 18, 1939, the daughter of the late Willie Wooton and the late Attie Caudill Wooton.
She was a retired clerk for Hazard ARH.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, G.W. Brashear; six brothers, Rex, Rufus, Opal, Glaybourne, Harlan and Elison Wooton; four sisters, Cannie Fields, Cleo Turney, Amy Lewis and Hazel Brashear.
She is survived by one son, Geralld Brashear of Viper; one sister, Patsy Lewis of Ind.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel with James Combs officiating. Burial followed in the Resthaven Cemetery, in Jeff. Arrangements were under the direction of Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel.
The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com
This is a paid obituary.

John “Jack” Strong
John “Jack” Strong, 53, of Hazard, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at his residence.
He was born May 31, 1964, the son of the late Pearl Strong and the late Orlena Combs Strong.
He was a truck driver for Blair Trucking and a member of the Manchester Pentecostal Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Rhonda Marie Strong Tucker; mother-in-law, Sue Fugate; father-in-law, Charles Brewer; and sister-in-law Brenda Hall.
He is survived by his wife Regina Strong; one daughter, Orlena Denise Sams (Joey) of Hazard; one son, John Strong Jr., of Hazard; grandson Jayden; two brothers, Ricky Pearl Strong of Georgetown, William Strong (Diana) of Dwarf; mother-in-law, Diane Brewer; sister-in-law, Faronia Brashear (Austin), Eugenia Sullivan (Wes); brothers-in-law, Charles Brewer (Crystal), Michael Hall; nephews, Tivis Strong, Jennifer “Jr” Strong Martin and Donna Strong Stacy; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at the Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel with Wesley Fugate Jr and Jim Perine officiating. Burial followed in the Miller Cemetery, Bonnyman. Arrangements were under the direction of Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel of Hazard.
The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com
This is a paid obituary.

Rev. Dr. John Pray
Rev. Dr. John Pray, 84, of Hazard, died August 12, 2017, after a short illness.
He was a longtime resident of Hazard, and a beloved and adored brother, husband, father, grandfather, retired commonwealth detective, community advocate and pastor. He was born March 5, 1933 in Gainesville, Fla., the son of the late Lemuel Pray and Elizabeth Katherine Sanchez Pray. He graduated from Cardoza High School in Washington, D.C. in 1950 before enlisting in the U.S. Army, serving his country from 1951-1955 during the Korean War. His basic training was completed at Ft. Knox; from there, he served primarily between Ft. Jackson, S.C. and Panama, during which time he was a part of the 33rd Regiment where he achieved an E-5 ranking. Upon completion of his military service, Rev. Pray continued to pursue his love of education by taking classes at Georgetown University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.), where he graduated in 1956 with his Bachelor of Arts degree. In his quest for knowledge, he also attended and took classes at the former Philadelphia College of Bible (now Cairn University in Pa.), Kentucky Mountain Bible College (KY), and the Baptist Theological Seminary (IN), where he received his Doctor of Divinity degree in 1991. He began his career in law enforcement in 1960 in Philadelphia, PA. During his nine (9) years there, he received the Heroism Award as well as the Distinguished Valor Award. After relocating to Hazard in 1969, he worked for Hazard ARH, Mountain Comprehensive Health, UPS, and Southeast Coal Company. Law enforcement eventually beckoned him back, where he served for 16 years as an officer on the Hazard City Police Force, followed by the prestigious position of Commonwealth Detective for the state of Kentucky for six years before his retirement. Believing solutions came from involvement, he was very active within his community. He had served as the past chairman and was a current member of the KY River Area Development District Board (KRADD); past president and current member of the Hazard Chapter NAACP; a member of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Governor’s Task Force on Church Burnings, KY Law Enforcement Council on Crisis Management and Intervention, International Conference of Police Chaplains, and Area Eight Council on Higher Education. His memberships also extended to the Hospice Bluegrass Mountain Community Advisory Board and the Executive Board of the Democratic Committee. Rev. Dr. John Pray answered his calling by God to serve as pastor, first at Corinth Baptist Church of Neon for seven years, and then at First Baptist Church Town Mountain of Hazard, KY, where he was currently serving in his 38th year. Additionally, he also received the titles of Duke of Hazard and Kentucky Colonel. Most recently, he was honored by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the City of Hazard by having HWY 451 N, otherwise known as Town Mountain Road, renamed after him. This stretch of road is now called the Rev. Dr. John Pray Highway. Rev. Pray was a godly man full of wisdom. He believed in helping others first, and his actions were proof of this belief. His infectious smile made people feel welcome, and his very presence commanded attention no matter where he went. He loved God, his family, and people in general. Education and community peace were important to him, and he gave great effort to make this world a better place by pursuing both. His death is a great loss to not only his family, friends and church, but to the community he called home.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by and one sister, Katherine Thomas of Ocala, Fla.; three sons, David, Johnny and Ronny Pray.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Sadie Lunce Pray; seven childred, Jacqueline Miller of Baltimore, Md., Maria Pray of Landover, Md., Steven V. Pray (Dedra) of Clarksville, Tenn., Keith E. Pray (Michelle) of Hazard, Anthony J. Pray (Megan) of Newark, DE; Michele L. Pray Gibson (Chris) of Waldorf, Md.; and Lanora L. Rankin of Hazard; 21 grandchildren Yolanda, Gary, Simone, Steven, Taylor, Brittany, Austin, Nathan, Clint, Anthony, Johnathan, Braydon, Donovan, Damar, Langston, Solomon, Ethan, Christian, Bryan, Kayla and Dion; six great grandchildren, Jordyn, Ty, Keema, Audrina, Lyra and Sayler; two siblings, Lemuel Pray, Jr. and Eula Mae Dixon, both from Maryland.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 19 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Town Mountain Church with Rev. Robert Blythe officiating. Visitation is Friday, Aug. 18 at Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested all donations to be sent to the First Baptist Church Town Mountain, Hazard. Arrangements are under the direction of Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel of Hazard.
The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com
This is a paid obituary.

William Victor “Vic” Gross
William Victor “Vic” Gross, age 66, of Green River Road in Stanford, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 at his residence.
Cremation rites have been carried out. Burial will take place, at a later date, at Buckhorn Cemetery in Buckhorn (Perry County). Arrangements are under direction of Fox & Friend Funeral Home, Stanford.
The guestbook may be signed at www.friendfuneralhomes.com.
This is a free obituary.

Timothy Allen Mitchell
Timothy Allen Mitchell, 55, of Cornettsville, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care.
He was born Aug. 17, 1961, the son of Janice A. Smith Mitchell and the late David M. Mitchell.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers; John, Greg and Jeff Mitchell.
He is survived by his wife, Kellie Elaine Mitchell; one daughter, Jessica Leann Mitchell of Ind.; one son, Jonathan David Mitchell of Cornettsville; two sisters, Nancy Adams of Cornettsville, Sally Ogden of Ind.; six brothers, Michael Mitchell of Cornettsville, Gary Mitchell of Ind., Mark Mitchell of Ind., Jamie Mitchell of Isom, Jody Mitchell of Ind., and Kevin Mitchell of Mich.; one grandchild, Allysia; and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at the Blackey Old Regular Baptist Church with James Caudill, Danny Dixon and Elwood Cornett officiating. Burial followed in the Caudill Cemetery, Cornettsville. Arrangements were under the direction of Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel.
The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com
This is a paid obituary

Lucy Carol Johnson
Lucy Carol Johnson, 69, of Lexington, died July 26, 2017.
She was born in Hazard, March 11, 1948, the daughter of the late Richard McClure Johnson and mother, Nancye Barber Johnson.
She was a 1966 graduate of Hazard High School and attended Gulf Park College and the University of Kentucky. Lucy Carol was a talented photographer and from an early age, she saw the world through the lens of her camera. Throughout her career, she captured people of all walks of life and abandoned homes in remote areas of the country. Lucy Carol developed her photographic skills at the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport, Maine, and taught there for many years. She also spent years living in New York City doing corporate photography and working as an assistant to the studio manager for famed portrait photographer Arnold Newman. Lucy’s own commercial clients included IBM, AT&T, Forbes, Lear’s, Institutional Investor, Premiere, Scholastic and Fortune. Her black and white portraits included a variety of subjects including her young nieces and nephews, friends and strangers in New York City and military personnel. In addition to her work as a photographer, Lucy Carol also taught photography at the University of Kentucky, International Center For Photography, South Florida Photo Workshops, Parsons and the New School in New York City. In 1996, Lucy received the Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. But, to her nieces and nephews and now grandnieces and grandnephews, Lucy Carol was always “Uggie,” a favorite aunt who spoiled them rotten and encouraged mischief at every turn. No one could surreptitiously squeeze mashed potatoes through her clenched teeth at the Thanksgiving dinner table quite like Uggie.
She is survived by her sister, Nancye Lee Johnson Waterfield (Harry Lee Waterfield II); nieces and nephews, Whitney Waterfield (David Nofsinger), Ryan Waterfield (Greg Van der Meulen), Harry Lee (Tres) Waterfield III (Ashley), Garth Waterfield (Kaitlin); and her grand nieces and nephews, Harper and Willis Nofsinger, Townes and Zula Van der Meulen, Harry, Daniel and Izzy Waterfield.
Arrangements for a private, family memorial are pending. Donations may be made in Lucy Carol’s name to Capital Day School, 120 Deepwood Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601.
This is a paid obituary.


Obituaries 8-10-17
Lottie Sue Smith
Lottie Sue Smith, 70, of Christopher, died Monday, August 7, 2017, at her residence.
She was born in Hazard, August 14, 1936, the daughter of the late Arville Adams and the late Alpha Hall Adams.
She is survived by her husband, Roger H. Smith of Christopher; son Roger Keith Smith and Amy Lee of Hazard; daughter, Monek Combs and Scott of Christopher; two brothers, Carlos Ray Adams of Viper, Roger Gay Adams of Busy; three sisters, Shirley Dixon of Cornettsville, Lois Mae Eldridge of Hallie, Wanda Ison of Cornettsville; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Engle-Bowling Funeral Home with Chris Sale officiating. Burial will follow in the Arch Halcomb Cemetery at Little Leatherwood. Arrangements will be under the direction of Engle-Bowling Funeral Home of Hazard.
Visitation for Lottie Sue Smith will be held Wednesday from 6-9 pm at Engle-Bowling Funeral Home.
The guestbook may be signed at www.englebowlingfuneralhome.com
This is a paid obituary.

Vernon Daniels Jr.
Vernon Daniels Jr., 70, of Blanchester, Ohio, formerly of Vicco, died Saturday, July 29, 2017. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 2, 1 p.m. at Tufts Schidmeyer Funeral Home with burial following at Graceland Memorial Gardens, Milford, OH. Arrangements were under direction of Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home of Blanchester, Ohio. Visitation was from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The guestbook may be signed at www.tuftsschildmeyer.com
This is a free obituary.

Cleatice Jones
Cleatice Jones, 81 of Lost Creek, died Sunday, August 6, 2017, at her residence.
She was born May 10, 1936, the daughter of the late Cleveland Gwinn and Lottie Campbell Boggs.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Charlie Boggs; one son, Jeffery Jones; one sister, Helen Gwinn; and one brother, Lonnie Boggs.
She is survived by her husband, Argene Jones; four daughters, Benita Kay Gibson of Lost Creek, Sheila Sue Jones of Hazard, Pamela McCoy (Keith) of Hazard and Kim Shackelford (John Carl) of Hazard; one son, Timothy Jones of Lost Creek; one sister Mona Jones (Roy) of Rowdy; six grandchildren, Sean Gibson, Brock Jones, Clint Jones, Courtney Hall, Kayla Jones and Cody Jones; seven great grandchildren, Mason, Greyson, Izabella, River, Karymn, Karter and Bryce; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel with Rick Bolton officiating. Burial followed in the Jones-Patterson Cemetery, Rowdy. Arrangements were under the direction of Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel of Hazard.
The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com
This is a paid obituary.

Dorty Jean Fugate
Dorothy Jean Fugate, 72, of Hazard, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Hazard ARH.
She was born October 21, 1944, the daughter of the late Ben Fugate and the late Lillie B. Riley Fugate.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Edna Muncy; and two brothers, Wesley Fugate, Ernest Fugate.
She is survived by two sisters, Ollie Hubbard of Hazard, Louise Maggard of Elizabethtown; loving companion, Charlie J. Gross; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7 at the Maggard’s Mountain View Chapel with Kenny Smith, Tim Maggard and Ernie Fugate officiating. Burial followed in the Fugate Family Cemetery, Combs.
The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com
This is a paid obituary.

Haylie Wilson
Haylie Wilson, 7, of Busy, died Monday, August 7, 2017, at her residence.
She was born January 15, 2010, the daughter of Greg Wilson and Jessica Cupp.
She is survived by maternal grandparents, Vickie Moreland and Donnie Cupp; paternal grandparents, Debbie Banks and Anthony Wilson; one sister, Keira Wilson; three aunts, Candace Poore, Valerie Howard and Vanessa Madden; one uncle, Adam Cupp and a host of family and friends.
A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 at Cubbage Cemetery at Cubbage with Spencer Burkhart officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel of Hazard.
The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com
This is a paid obituary.

Lelia Salyers Miniard
Lelia Salyers Miniard, 85, of Hazard, died Friday, August 4, 2017, at Hazard ARH.
She was born October 22, 1931, the daughter of the late Tony Salyers and the late Eula Salyers.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Miniard; one sister Christine Pelfrey.
She is survived by one son, Gregory Miniard, Sr., (Lynette) of Hazard; two sisters, Pauline Sizemore of Hazard; Faye Coon of Ohio; one brother, Ken Salyers of Virginia; three grandchildren; Gregory Miniard, Jr. (Becky), Venessa Slone (Jeremy), Taylor McKenzie Miniard; five great-grandchildren, Brittany, Braxton, Preston, Phoenix and Kane; and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at the Maggard’s Mountain View Chapel with Rev. Glen Overbee officiating. Burial followed in the Brewer Cemetery, Airport Gardens. Arrangements were under the direction of Maggard’s Mountain View Chapel of Hazard.
The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com
This is a paid obituary.

Russell Joseph Mathews
Russell Joseph Mathews, 73, of Viper, died Saturday, August 5, 2017, at the Hazard ARH.
He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, January 20, 1944, the son of the late Joseph Russell Mathews and the late Alberta Russell Mathews.
He was a member of the Lone Pine Baptist Church, Shriner’s and a Vietnam Veteran in the United States Army.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Geraldin Uberbacher and daughter, Debbie Sue Stier.
He is survived his loving wife, Edith Brasher Mathews of Viper; three sons, Gary Mathews (Mary) of Elizabethtown, Danny Mathews (Cathy) of Elizabethtown and Mike Stier (Sharon) of Cincinnati; five daughters, Bonnie Davenport (Buddy) of Elizabethtown, Tracy (Kevin) of Atlanta, Laura Jacobs (Mike) of Cincinnati, Stephanie Parker of Cincinnati, Patty Gates (Gene) of Cincinnati; two sisters, Sharon Erwin (Ray) of Cincinnati, Joann Henderlight (Jerry) of Cincinnati; 27 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the Engle-Bowling Funeral Home with Junior Branson officiating. Burial followed in the Roy Brashear Family Cemetery, Viper. Military rites were performed by the Hazard-Perry County D.A.V. Chapter #64. Arrangements were under the direction of Engle-Bowling Funeral Home of Hazard.
The guestbook may be signed at www.englebowlingfuneralhome.com
This is a paid obituary.

James Michael Cornett
James Michael Cornett, 56, of Carryville, Tenn., died Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Jefferson City, Tenn.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 at Engle-Bowling Funeral Home with burial following in the Joe Cornett Cemetery, Slemp. Arrangements were under direction of Engle-Bowling Funeral Home of Hazard.
The guestbook may be signed at www.englebowlingfuneralhome.com
This is a free obituary


Obituaries 8-2-17
Bobbie Jean Hammonds
1932-2017

Bobbie Jean Hammonds, 84, of Christopher, died Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Bluegrass Care Navigators.
She was born in Hazard, November 30, 1932, the daughter of the late D.Y. Begley and the late Pansy Hollon Begley.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, David Cox; two brothers, Bo and Gene Begley. She was a life-long resident of Perry County and was a member of the Christopher Church of God.
She is survived by husband, Jay C. Hammonds of Christopher; two daughters, Susie Hammonds and Archie of Avawam, Debbie Combs of Christopher; one aunt, Geraldine Stevens of Cincinnati, Ohio; special cousin, Cecilia Dobson of Hazard; special friends, Diane Miller, Elva Johnson, Ida Johnson and Johnny Watts; eight grandchildren, Jason Brashear, Susan Combs, Axl Sizemore, Kaitlin Oma Sizemore, Garrett Sizemore, Colton Sizemore, Ryan Cox and Bryan Cox; a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the Engle-Bowling Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery at Jeff. Arrangements are under the direction of Engle-Bowling Funeral Home of Hazard.
The guestbook may be signed at www.englebowlingfuneralhome.com
This is a paid obituary.

Clyde Eldred Smith
1952-2017

Clyde Eldred Smith, age 65, of Grainger, Tenn, died Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at University of Tennessee Hospital. He was born in Hazard, July 13, 1952, the son of the late Willie Smith and Mabel Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Claude Dale Smith; his paternal grandparents, Andrew & Rachel Gwin Campbell; his maternal grandparents, Monroe & Samaria Smith. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Smith of Tennessee; his mother, Mable Smith of Hazard; one son, Derie Clyde Smith of Louisville; one stepson, Vurl Fugate Jr., of Hazard; one daughter, Dena Nicole Smith of Hazard; one brother, Lloyd Dean Smith of Hazard; one sister, Floretta Brumley and Don of Versailles; two special cousins, Bobby Gene Campbell of Ohio; his “Hairdresser” Brenda Fields of Hazard; two special friends Carl Smith “Careo” and Ronald Kelly; one grandchild, Liam Jacob Fugate; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 30, at the Engle-Bowling Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Campbell Cemetery, 16 Mile Creek. Arrangements were under direction of Engle-Bowling Funeral Home of Hazard. The guestbook may be signed at www.englebowlingfuneralhome.com
This is a paid obituary.

Delta Dixon
1938-2017

Delta Dixon, 78, of Slemp, died Sunday, July, 30, 2017 at her residence.
She was born August 25, 1938, the daughter of the late Hence Shepherd and the late Lillie Browning Shepherd.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arcle Dixon; four sisters, Myrtle Fields, Alta Halcomb, Mossie Griffie and Dorothy Calhoun; two brothers, Marion Shepherd and Herlin Shepherd.
She is survived by three sons, Gary (Nancy) Dixon, Kerry (Judy) Dixon and Ottis (Wilma) Dixon, all of Slemp; two sisters, Oma Clark of Slemp and Evelyn Brashear of London; four brothers, Herman Shepherd of Beaver Dam, Ruben Shepherd, Hence Shepherd Jr., and Eugene Shepherd all of London. Four grandchildren, Ottis Dixon Jr., Jesse Dixon, Stephanie Dixon and Kerri Dixon. Two great grandchildren; McKenna Dixon and Colton Shade Dixon; and a host nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 2, at the Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel. Burial will follow in the Dixon Family Cemetery, Slemp. Arrangements were under the direction of Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel.
The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com
This is a paid obituary.

Denver G. Pratt
1936-2017

Denver G. Pratt, 80, of Lexington, died Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Baptist Health, Lexington.
He was born in Defiance, October 4, 1936, the son of the last Denver B. Pratt and the late Lyle Russell Pratt.
He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force, a former employee of Peoples Bank & Trust in Hazard and a coal operator. He served on the Hazard City Commission, Hazard Mayor pro-term and member of Smithsboro Baptist Church in Sassafras.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Ginger Pratt Patton; two sisters and brother-in-laws, Gerry and Orville Miller and Lois and Shelby Armstrong.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Johnson Pratt; one daughter, Jennifer Pratt and Gary Larkin; one brother, Guy and Jerrye Pratt; one sister, Helen and Paul Owens; three grandchildren Justin Ryan Pratt, Matthew Todd Patton and Hannah Kathleen Patton; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 31 at the Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Burial followed in the Bluegrass Memorial Gardens in Lexington. Courtesy obituary of Engle-Bowling Funeral Home in Hazard.
The guestbook may be signed at www.englebowlingfuneralhome.com
This is a paid obituary.

Diana Sue Adams
1978-2017

Diana Sue Adams, 38, of Delphia, died Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Hazard ARN.
She was born August 11, 1978, the daughter of Franklin Cornett and Maybelline Adams.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by one daughter, Kimberly (Derrick) Caldwell; three sons Charles Adams, Shawn Adams and Austin Adams; seven sisters, Zelphia Banks, Kimberly (Mike) Shepherd, Melissa (Buck) Trent; Stacey (Jason) Partin, Paula Wilson, Jennifer Shepherd and Rebecca Adams; three brothers, Junior, Jimmy and Michael Adams; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Funeral services were held 12 p.m. Monday, July 31, at Big Leatherwood Baptist Church with Harold Turner officiating. Burial followed in the Beech Fork Cemetery, Slemp. Arrangements were under direction of Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard.
The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com.
This is a paid obituary.

Michael Wayne Barnett
1969-2017

Michael Wayne Barnett, 48, of Busy, died Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center.
He was born January 1, 1969, the son of Bobby Barnett and Wilma Barnett.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two daughters, Tierra Barnett of Georgetown, Alexis Barnett (Jonah Humphries) of Lexington; two sisters, Gladys Wooten (Jerry) of Busy, Kimberly Neace (John) of Ohio; two grandchildren, Grayson McClure and Evelynn Humphries; and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel. Burial followed in the Resthaven Cemetery, Jeff. Arrangements were under direction of Maggard’s Mountain View Chapel of Hazard.
The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com
This is a paid obituary.

Virginia Seal Bailey
1926-2017

Virginia Seal Bailey, 90, of Hazard, died Friday, July 7, 2017, at her daughter’s home.
She was born in Picayune, Miss., Sept. 12, 1926, the daughter of the late Joseph and Ida Marquez Seal of New Orleans, La. She grew up in New Orleans and Bay St. Louis, she was an avid history buff of the South and served as the historian of Bowman Memorial, she worked in banking and retired from Citizens Bank, Mr. L.D. Gorman, president. She loved spending time with Suzanne and all the animals on Fox Trace Farm. One of her last joys was the sweet scent of the cutting of hay from her rocking chair in the shade of the ancient massive oak trees.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Marion H. Bailey; two brothers Joseph and William and one sister; Lois.
She is survived by one daughter Suzanne Bailey of Hazard; her late nephew Huey Jones’ wife Betty and daughters Teresa and Judy Malone and nephew William Ed Johnson of Hyden; niece Marietta Rogers; families of Leo W. Zeal of Bay St. Louis, Miss also survive. Special friends include Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lasslo and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hollifield, Shane and Faron Sparkmen, Laura and Dewey Gorman.
Memorial services will be at the Bowman Memorial Methodist Church Sunday, August 13 at 3 p.m. in Hazard. Memorial contributions may be made to Bowman Memorial, Hospice and your local animal shelters of Perry and Leslie Counties.

Wilma Jones
1941-2017

Wilma Jones, 76, of Hazard, died Monday, July 24, 2017, at her residence.
She was born in Hazard, March 8, 1941, the daughter of the late Samuel Whitaker and the late Dora Francis.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Jones; one brother, Dillo Whitaker; and one sister, Ollie Bailey.
She is survived by two sons, Charles E. Jones Jr. of Hazard and Darryl Glenn Jones (Wanda) of Trace Branch; two daughters, Cassandra Lynn Grigsby Tiller (Eddie) of Hazard and Arlene Elizabeth Greenup Jones and Julia of Versailles; three brothers, John Whitaker of Alabama, Benny Whitaker of Indiana and Greg Francis of Hazard; one sister, Donna Peterson of Florida; 11 Grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 28, at the Engle-Bowling Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Jones Family Cemetery, Lost Creek. Arrangements were under the direction of Engle-Bowling Funeral Home of Hazard
The guestbook may be signed at www.englebowlingfuneralhome.com
This is a paid obituary.