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Obituaries 11-9-17
Betty Ann Gullett
Betty Ann Gullett, 72, of Hazard, died Friday, November 3, 2017, at her residence.
She was born in Hazard, May 25, 1945, the daughter of late Marvin Gullett and the late Maude Gullett.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two Sisters, Vivian Stevens and Lillie Belle Colwell; Brother-In-Law, Frank Stevens; Sister-In-Law, Anglena Gullett.
She is survived by three brothers, James Kelly Gullett (Christine) of Busy, Joseph Chalmer Gullett of Lexington, Fred Gullett of Busy; sister, Loretta Colwell (Elbert) of Yerkes; and host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends that she loved like her children.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 6, at the Engle-Bowling Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Couch officiating. Burial followed in the Gullett Family Cemetery, Busy. 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.

Danny Michael Delph
Danny Michael Delph, 58, of Hazard, died Sunday, November 5, 2017, at the Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the Engle-Bowling Funeral Home, Hazard with Rev. Lyndon Barger officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Engle-Bowling Funeral Home of Hazard.
The guestbook may be signed at www.englebowlingfuneralhome.com

James Dean Hamilton
James Dean Hamilton, 44, of Jackson, died Monday, November 6, 2017, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Engle-Bowling Funeral Home in Hazard with Harold Clemons and Joseph Newell officiating, burial following in the McKinley-Adams Cemetery, Jeff.
Visitation is from 12 to 3 p.m. Thursday.
The guestbook may be signed at www.englebowlingfuneralhome.com

Laura Brewer Gayheart
Laura Brewer Gayheart, 87, of Bulan, died Friday, November 3, 2017, at Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington.
She was born June 1, 1930, the daughter of the late Muncy Brewer and the late Della Brewer.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Gayheart; and a host of other family members.
She is survived by one daughter, Joyce Landrum (Wayne) of Nicholasville; one grandson, Aaron (Monica) Landrum of Kansas; and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at the Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel. Burial was in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville, Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 1:30 p.m.
The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com
This is a paid obituary.

Mary Magdalene Sexton
Mary Magdalene Sexton, 83, of Hazard, died Thursday, November 2, 2017, at her residence.
She was born January 16, 1934, the daughter of the late Zeke Couch and the late Rachel Couch.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Sexton; four brothers, Herbert, Gene, Freddy and Don Couch.
She is survived by three daughters, Luna Smith (Dobbie) of Hazard, Berneice Robertson (David) of MO, Christina Williams (J.J.) of Barbourville; six sons, Wade Sexton (Juanita) of Hazard, Clarence Sexton of Cincinnati, Ohio, Raymond Sexton (Michelle) of Hazard, Kermit Sexton (Diana) of Hazard; James Sexton (Charlotte) of London; two sisters, Mable Fraley of Ohio, Elizabeth Taylor of Ohio; two brothers, Railey Couch of Ohio, Glenn Couch of Ohio; 24 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Maggard Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Carter officiating. Burial followed in the Sexton Family Cemetery, Upper Second Cr. Arrangements were under the direction of Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard.
The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com
This is a paid obituary.

Ruby Geneva Wooten
Ruby Geneva Wooten, 87, of Scuddy, died Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center.
She was born April 20, 1930, the daughter of the late Taylor Feltner and the late Allie Combs Feltner. She was a retired custodian for R.W. Combs School.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Wooton; daughter, Marry Sue Moore; two sons, Johnny Wooton and Darrell Wooton; and a host of siblings.
She is survived by two daughters, Della Craft of Whitesburg, Betty Napier of Hazard; one son, Bobby Wooten of Scuddy; 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Happy Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Rodney Smith and Jody Maggard officiating. Burial will follow in the Resthaven Cemetery, Jeff. 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.

Cynthia Dawn Keaton
Cynthia Dawn Keaton, 46, of Hazard, died Friday, November 3, 2017, at Hazard ARH.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Engle-Bowling Funeral Home with burial following in the Burns Family Cemetery, Hazard. Arrangements were under the direction of Engle-Bowling Funeral Home of Hazard.
The guestbook may be signed at www.englebowlingfuneralhome.com


Obituaries 10-26-17
Curtis Smith Jr.
Curtis Smith Jr., 76, of Hazard, died Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center.
Curtis was born in Hazard, December 17, 1940, the son of the late Curtis Smith and the late Elizabeth Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Janis Carol Smith of Clear Fork; one son, Glenn David (Cynthia) Smith of Ind.; one daughter, Nicole (Harvey) Sabastian of Hazard; two brothers, Jay Smith and Billy Smith of Indianapolis, Ind.; three sisters, Irene Smith, Christine Smith and Martha Smith; five grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Engle-Bowling Funeral Home with Troy Smith officiating. Burial followed in the Whitaker Hughes Cemetery, Clear Fork. 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.

Katie Miller
Katie Miller, 78, of Rowdy, died Monday, October 23, 2017, at the Greg and Noreen Wills Hospice Care Center.
She was born August 25, 1939, the daughter of the late Hort Miller and the late Naomi Miller.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Miller; four sons, Ricky, Douglas, Mickey and Marlow Miller; one grandson, Malone Miller.
She is survived by one daughter, Dottie (Larry) Collins of Lost Creek; one son Benny Miller of Indiana; sister-in-law, Norsie (Marvin) Soraya; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Millertown Church with Rev. Chris Fugate and Rev. Noah Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Millertown Cemetery, Lost Creek. 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.

Patricia Ann Gayheart
Patricia Ann Gayheart (nee: Roberts), 69, and a resident of Oberlin, died October 18, 2017, at University Hospital in Cleveland following a lengthy illness.
She was born September 20, 1948, in Hazard, Kentucky. After her marriage to Billie they moved to South Amherst and Amherst before making their home in Oberlin where they resided since 1998.
She maintained a passion of serving others throughout her life which was demonstrated not only through her dedication to her family as a homemaker but through her active membership of the Church at Lorain Gospel Mission. She loved the Lord and the time she spent worshiping with her church family. Patricia enjoyed playing video games with her grandkids and was an avid sports fan. One of her favorite things was enjoying a chocolate malt.
She was preceded in death by her brother James Roberts; her sister, Kathleen Owens; and her parents, Virgil and Carrie Roberts.
She is survived by her husband of forty-eight years Billie Burke Gayheart; her sons Billie Burke Gayheart, Jr. of Orlando, Fla., Tracy S. Gayheart of Amherst and Aaron M. Gayheart of Wellington; eight grandchildren and one great grandson; her brothers, Bob Roberts of Hazard, JC “Sonny” Roberts of S. Car. and Carl Roberts of Middletown, Ohio ; and her sister, Virginia “Jenny” Turner also of Middletown.
A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to American Heart Association; PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.
Arrangements were under the direction of Hempel Funeral Home of Amherst Ohio.
The guestbook may be signed at www.hempelfuneralhome.com
This is a paid obituary.

Patty Sue (Morgan) Watts
Patty Sue (Morgan) Watts, 83, died October 24, 2017.
She was born on October 12, 1934, the daughter of the late Ruble and the late Gladys Morgan.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; Harry Watts Sr.; one sister Jean Fugate; one brother A.D. Morgan.
Those left to honor and cherish her memory are her three children Sandy (Ted) Henry, Harry Watts Jr, and Tricia Watts (Jim Nobbe); eight grandchildren - Lauren Henry, Cage Watts, Hope Watts, Chloe Watts, and Macey Watts, Crystal Hall, Ashley (Pino) Pitocco, and Zachary Hall; one sister, Dotty Nevels; one brother Butch Morgan; as well as a host of other family and friends.
Patty was first and foremost a woman of God. She served God with all of her heart, mind and soul. Patty was a virtuous woman who spent countless hours visiting the sick, elderly and homebound. She opened her arms to the poor and extended her hands to the needy. She taught Sunday School for over 30 years, drove the church bus and led hundreds of people to salvation. She was “mother” to many more than the three gave birth to, accepting anyone who needed love and acceptance. Many women do notable things, but she surpassed them all.
Patty wore many hats in her life. She was an entrepreneur, graduating from the Southern Beauty College in 1963 and then opening Pat’s Beauty Shoppe in Hazard. She and Harry Sr. started Watts Mobile Homes in Hazard in 1970. She worked as a photojournalist for Cycle News Magazine. She opened Morgan Manor Academy in 1976. She volunteered as one of the first PE Teachers in the Hazard City Schools. She continued to exercise and teach others about the benefits of exercise throughout her life, including the First Baptist Church Joy Club and at the Hazard Perry County Senior Center. Patty was certified in Reflexology in 1980. She liked using herbal remedies to treat illness and pain, and was known to grow comfrey in her backyard. Patty loved people, nature and animals, all of God’s creations.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Hazard - Perry County Senior Center and The Red Hat Society. She volunteered countless hours to causes dear to her heart.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel with Ollie Watts Jr. officiating. Entombment will be at the Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were under the direction of Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel of Hazard
In lieu of flowers, and to honor Patty’s servant spirit, the family requests donations in her honor to the nonprofit organization of your choice. Please have notifications sent to Tricia Watts, 1125 Audubon Rd., Park Hills, KY 41011.
The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com
This is a paid obituary.

Ruth Dickerson Asher
Ruth Dickerson Asher, 75 of Wooton, died Monday, October 23, 2017, at Hazard A.R.H.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in the Engle-Bowling Funeral Home with burial following in the Dickerson Cemetery, Busy. Arrangements are under direction of Engle-Bowling Funeral Home of Hazard.
Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
The guestbook may be signed at www.englebowlingfuneralhome.com

Peggy Elizabeth Couch
Peggy Elizabeth Couch, 72, of Busy, died Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Hazard Health & Rehab Center.
She was born in Sixteen Mile, November 19, 1944, the daughter of the late Brack Feltner and Mae Napier Feltner.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Brother, Homer Lynn Feltner. She was a life-long resident of Perry County, a Member of the Yerkes Baptist Church, and retired employee of the Hazard A.R.H. for 23 years, and was a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Couch of Busy; two daughters, Rhonda Couch Amis (John Paul) of Hazard, Robin Paula Couch of Busy; son, Paul Brack Couch (Crystal) of Yerkes; five brothers, Arlis Feltner of Deputy, Ind., Lloyd Feltner of St. Augustine, Fla., Marshall Feltner of Dupont, Ind., Quentin Michael Feltner of Columbus, Ind., Curt Feltner of Toronto, Canada; five sisters, Paula Noble of Dice, Linda Brock Doty of Henryville, Ind., Sandra Short of Deputy, Ind., Patricia Wilson of Columbus, Ind., Jolanda Feltner of Deputy, Ind.; six grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Engle-Bowling Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Eversole and Rev. Teddy Bailey officiating. Burial followed in the Fields Cemetery, Couchtown. 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.


10-12-17 Obituaries
Ada Marie Dunn
Ada Marie Dunn, 99, of Hazard, died Friday, October 6, 2017, at Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.
She was born September 26, 1918, the daughter of the late William Byrge and the late Linda Roysden Byrge.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dayton Dunn; one son, Bobby Kenneth Dunn; one great-grandchild, Jeremy Helton; four sisters; four brothers.
She is survived by one daughter, Libby (Bill) Helton of Hazard; one son, Don (Linda) Dunn of Bonnyman; six grandchildren, Kenny Dunn, Dustin Dunn, Billy Helton, Kevin Dunn, Lee Ann Helton and Jonathan Helton; and a host of great-grandchildren, family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel with Rev. A.D. Pete McGee officiating. Burial followed in the Riverside Cemetery, Hazard. 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.

Barbara Meade
Barbara Meade, 90, of Hazard, died Friday, October 6, 2017, at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center.
She was born November, 27, 1926, the daughter of the late Lute Hall and the late Elizabeth Anderson Hall. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hazard for many years where she taught Sunday school and Past WMU President. She loved all U.K. and Hazard Building sports. In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting and knitting.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Elmer Meade Sr.; one sister, Irene Noble; two brothers, Denzil and Delmer Hall.
She is survived by one daughter, Tammy Meade Hanlon (Chip) of Hazard; one son, Charles E. Meade Jr. (Mary Frances) of Lexington; three grandchildren, Briget Meade Whitaker (Elmer Keith), Charles E. Meade III (Missy) and Brittany Hanlon Meade (Max); seven great grandchildren, Hannah Whitaker, Allison Whitaker, Natalie Whitaker, Emma Feltner, Mallory Mitchell, Megan Mitchell and Jack Mitchell.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, October 9, 2017, at Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel with Dr. Daryl Cornett officiating. Burial followed in the Resthaven Cemetery, Jeff. Arrangements were under the direction of Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Hazard or Bluegrass Care Navigators.
The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com
This is a paid obituary.

Clearance Collins
Clearance Collins, 73, of Hazard, died Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Hazard ARH. Clearance was a retired night watchman.
He was born April 16, 1944, the son of the late Johnnie Collins and the late Susie Miller Collins.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters, Franie Lynn and Mary; four brothers, Renzie, Shafter, Wills and Ace.
He is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Sue Collins of Hazard, Freda Mae Fuller of Fla.; one son, David Lee Collins of Hazard; one brother, Hort Collins of Jackson; two grandchildren, Austin and Ashley; and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel with Keith Stidham officiating. Burial will follow in the Miller Family Cemetery, Lost Creek. 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.

Lucinda Williams
Loucinda Williams, 70, of Hazard, died Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Hazard ARH.
She was born April 1, 1947, the daughter of the late Brian Back and the late Naomi Coots.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arvel Lee Williams; one son, Rickie Williams; and a host of siblings.
She is survived by Vickie (Bo) Rice of Viper, Sue (Mike) Dunigan of Happy; seven grandchildren, Nicole (Josh) Hoskins, Kyle (Chas) Rice, Blake Williams, Alex Long, She Watts, McKenna Long and Brianna Williams; three great grandchildren, Kaden Hoskins, Easton Hoskins and Kynlee Hoskins; and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel with Rev. Rodney Smith officiating. Burial followed in the Adams-Lewis Cemetery, Viper. 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.

Mable Wells
Mable Wells, 81, formerly of Perry County, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at her residence in Florence. She was a legal assistant for the Perry County Court Clerk.
She was born December 11, 1935, the daughter of Nancy Maggard Howard and the late Ray Howard.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Ray Wells; one sister, Mary Ann Boys.
She is survived by her husband, Atana Wells, one son, Partick Atana Wells (Shari) of Florence; three grandchildren, Emily Elizabeth Wells, Megan Alexandria Wells and Kaitlyn Cox; and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel with Glenn Noe officiating. Burial followed in the Resthaven Cemetery, Jeff. 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.

Robbie Dean Napier
Robbie Dean Napier, 33, of Bonnyman, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Pikeville Medical Center.
He was born November 18, 1983, the son of Brenda Napier and the late Bobby Dean Napier.
In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by one brother, Ray Napier; one step-daughter, Caitlin Simpkins.
He is also survived by special friend, Melinda Neace; step-daughter, Cassidy Simpkins; four sisters, Rose Anna Napier of Hazard, Josie Napier of Hazard, Lillian Riley of Viper, Dorothy Applegate of Ind.; two brothers, Calvin Napier, of S. Car., Lonnie Napier of Vicco; special nephew, Hayden Engle, special niece, Hayley Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 at the Jeff Missionary Baptist Church with Randy Weist and Steve Haddix officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard.
The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com
This is a paid obituary.

Martha Napier
Martha Napier, 74, of Bonnyman, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Hazard ARH.
She was born November 17, 1942, the daughter of the late Austin Reed and the late Clara Baker Reed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Carl Smith; second husband, Lynn Napier; one son, Carl Smith Jr.; four brothers, Edward, Ernest, Billy Dean and Jimmy Dean Reed; one sister, Betty Jo Sexton; one grandson, Zendall Noble Jr.; one niece, Teresa Faye Reed.
She is survived by three daughters, Carla Jean Napier (Thomas) of Bonnyman, Vickie Collins (Doug) of Bonnyman, Tracy Lynn Napier, of Bonnyman; three brothers, Marshall Reed (Jo) of Combs, James Reed of Hazard, Gary Reed of Hazard; special daughter-in-law, Melissa Smith; two special granddaughters, Alexandra and Traci Lynn; 24 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel with Merrill David Collins and David Kilburn officiating. Burial followed in the Napier Family Cemetery, Bonnyman. Arrangements were under the direction of Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel of Hazard.
The guestbook may be singed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com
This is a paid obituary.

Roger “Ira” Riley
Roger “Ira” Riley, 57, of Bulan, died Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the Greg and Noreen Hospice Care Center.
He was born November 8, 1959, the son of the late Henry Riley and the late Chapel Kilburn Riley.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, James Crowed; three brothers, Iky Riley, Manuel Riley and Fred Sizemore.
He is survived by his wife, Jamie Plowman Riley; one daughter, Andrea (Quinton) Bacic of Acup; one son, Joseph (Samantha) Riley of Hardburly; daughter-in-law, Melinda Crowder; three sister, Wilma (Rocky) Pearce of Airport Gardens, Donna (John) Collins of Hazard, Almeda Napier of Airport Gardens; two brothers, Woody Riley of Combs, Ricky Riley of Va.; special friend, Jeff Walker; seven grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel with Old Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial followed in the Combs Sumner Cemetery, Happy. Arrangements were under the direction of Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel of Hazard.
In lieu of flowers family request donations are made towards the funeral expenses.
The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com
This is a paid obituary.

Ronnie Lee Southward
Ronnie Lee Southwood, 60, of Combs, died Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at Hazard A.R.H.
He was born in Hazard, January 17, 1957, the son of the late McCager Southwood and the late Virginia Lee Deaton Southwood.
He is survived by his wife, Delilah Ann Southwood of Combs; son, Ronnie Lee Southwood, Jr. of Combs; two daughters, Rhonda Southwood (Dale) Sizemore of Krypton, Patricia Baker (Tim) of Rogersville, Tenn.; three brothers, Mack Southwood (Cindy) of Big Creek, Ira Southwood of Whitesburg, Jimmy Southwood of Jackson; two sisters, Sarah Ann Murray (Darrell) of Happy, Edna Brown (Paul) of Austin, Ind.; six grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Engle-Bowling Funeral Home with Kenny Smith and Joe Asher officiating. Burial followed in the Combs Cemetery, Combs. 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.