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Obituaries 11-30-17
Ann Gabbard Stanford
Ann Gabbard Stanford, 70, of Hazard, died Thursday, November 23, 2017, at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center.
She was born December 3, 1946, the daughter of the late Elmer Gabbard and the late Juanita Smith Gabbard.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David G. Stanford; one brother, James Paul Gabbard; and one nephew, Brian Adam Gabbard. She was a dedicated elementary teacher for the Hazard Independent School System, where she proudly and with love, taught for 35 years. She was a member of the Petery Memorial Church where she served the Lord as a Sunday School Teacher and Children’s Church Director. She was beloved by the children at the church and helped to set them on a path towards Jesus.
She is survived by one daughter, Jennifer (Lucius) Willison of Corbin; two granddaughters, Kaitlin Ann and Madison Elizabeth Willison of Corbin; one sister, Peggy (Glenn) Riggs of Hazard; two brothers, Elmer (Vickie) Gabbard of Hazard, Glenn (Cheryl) of Hazard; sister-in-law, Marianna Moore of Lexington; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at the Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel with Rev. Butch Pennington officiating. Burial followed in the Resthaven Cemetery, Jeff. Arrangements were under the direction of Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel of Hazard.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Paige Hays Scholarship Fund at Hazard High School or the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center.
The guestbook may be singed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com
This is a paid obituary.

Bertha Alice Fields
Bertha Alice Fields, 76, of Hazard, died Friday, November 24, 2017, at Hazard ARH.
She was born February 10, 1941, the daughter of the late Marcus Spurgeon and the late Octa Sizemore Spurgeon.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Taylor Fields; two sons, Taylor Fields and James Fields.
She is survived by two daughters, Sherry (Jerry) Noble of Hazard, Patricia (Robert) Noble of Hazard; two sisters, Marcia Moore of Ohio, Judy Moore of Ohio; two brothers, Elisha Spurgeon of Avawam, Wayne Spurgeon of Avawam; seven grandchildren, Michael, Taylor, Jeremy, Robert, Nikki, Sherrie and Alex; six great-grandchildren, Gavin, Jagger, Addison, Laiken, Gabe and Waylon; and a host of family and friends.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at the Joe Fields Cemetery. Burial followed in the Joe Fields 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.

Betty Jo Farler
Betty Jo Farler, 56, of Hazard, died Saturday, November 25, 2017, at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center.
She was born August 11, 1961, the daughter of the late Levi Mitchell and the late Polly Campbell Mitchell.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, May Ann Cornett, Sandra Mitchell; and one brother, Tommy Mitchell.
She is survived by her husband, J.D. Farler; one step-son, James Darrell (Brittany) Farler of Hazard; one step-daughter, Jamie Lynn (Lee) Ashley of Knott County; four sisters, Brenda (Mike) Eversole of Tennessee, Pat (David) Gilbert of Ohio, Cathy (Freeman) Robertson of Combs, Mamie (Fred) Eddington of Hazard; two brothers, Gary Mitchell of Tennessee, Scott (Fred) Eddington of Hazard; brother-in-law, Robert Cornett of Ohio, three special friends, Orbie Engle, Ann Bell and Loretta Combs-Terry; one grandchild, Addison; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 12 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel with Tim Reynolds officiating. Burial followed in the Farler Family Cemetery, Barwick. Arrangements were under the direction of Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel of Hazard. In lieu of flowers family request donations to be made to St. Jude Children’s Research or Giddeon Bible Ministry.
The guestbook may be singed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com
This is a paid obituary.

Brenda Sue Robbins
Brenda Sue Robbins, 68, of Hazard, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at the Hazard ARH Medical Center.
She was born in Perry County, October 9, 1949, the daughter of the late Lawrence Robbins and the late Ada Halcomb Robbins. She was a member of the Big Leatherwood First Baptist Church; she enjoyed art and her stuffed animals.
She is survived by a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m., at the Big Leatherwood First Baptist Church at Delphia with Danny Day officiating. Burial followed in the Adams Cemetery, Delphia. Arrangements were under the direction of Dwayne Walker Funeral Home of Hyden.
The guestbook may be signed at dwaynewalkerfuneralhome.com
This is a paid obituary.

Cindy Miller
Cindy Miller, 68, of Hazard, died Thursday, November 23, 2017, at her residence.
She was born in Hazard, October 10, 1949, the daughter of the late Lonnie Jones and the late Ethel Jones.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Obie Jones and Shelby Jones; two sisters, Martha Miller and Janis Combs; and son, Robert Earl Miller.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Clay Miller of Hazard; two sons, Charles Miller Jr. (Robin) of Ary, Olie Miller of Hazard; brother, Tom Jones (Louise) of Hazard; three sisters, Rachel Hall of Cincinnati, Ohio, Alice Combs (Doug) of Hazard; Gladys Terry of Cincinnati, Ohio; three grandchildren; twogreat-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at the Red Star Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, Hazard with Krouc Noble and Arthur Holland officiating. Burial followed in the Irene Noble Cemetery, Grapevine. 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.

Della Christine Jeffers
Della Christine Jeffers, 81, of Vicco, died Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at her residence.
She was born January 28, 1936, the daughter of the late Robert Keith and the late Louvenia Toler Keith. She was a retired clerk at the Hazard ARH.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Jeffers; two brothers, James Ed and Vernon; five sisters, Ina, Edna, Cleda, Barb and Norma.
She is survived by one daughter, Sheila (Danny) Combs of Vicco; two sons, Robert (Lynn) Browning of Florida, Ronald (Shirley) Jeffers of Grapevine; special sister-in-law, Elizabeth Keith; four grandchildren, Bobby Browning, Jason Combs, Jessica Combs and Missy Jeffers; five great-grandchildren, Kallie, Ryleigh, Bryson, Shirlee and Maverick; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at the Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel with Ronald Davidson 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.

Dorothy Napier Baker
Dorothy Napier Baker, 81, of Big Creek, died Sunday, November 26, 2017, at the Hazard A.R.H.
She was born in Hazard, October 18, 1936, the daughter of the late Bradley Napier and the late Lillie Turner Napier.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Jack Baker; daughter, Amy Baker; two grandsons, Robbie Dalton and Johnie Akers III; two brothers, Jesse Napier and Rev. Walter Napier; and one sister, Annalee Gibson.
She is survived by three daughters, Teresa Ashley (Edward) of Bonnyman, Debbie Dalton (Gary) of Hamilton, Ohio, Pamela Akers (Johnie) of Big Creek; sister, Edna Davidson (Norman) of Battle Creek, Mich.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Engle-Bowling Funeral Home with Rev. Garry Dalton and Rev. Johnie Akers officiating. Burial will follow in the Baker Cemetery, Big 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.

Nancy M. Howard
Nancy M. Howard, 97, of Florence formerly of Hazard, died Monday, November 20, 2017, at Gallatin Nursing & Rehab.
She was born January 9, 1920, the daughter of the late Green Maggard and the late Matilda Baker Maggard.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Howard; two daughters, Mary Ann Boyas and Mable Wells; one sister, Rose; five brothers, Arnold, Earnest, Elijah, Jimmy Ray and Dan Maggard; one grandchild, Jerry Ray Wells.
She is survived by son-in-law, Atana Wells; two grandchildren, Patrick (Shari) Wells, Cory (Gina) Boyas; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 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. Nora Stidham Couch
Nora Stidham Couch, 88, of Busy, died Saturday, November 25, 2017, at her residence.
She was born in Confluence, February 18, 1929, the daughter of the late Willie and Phillna Stidham.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Dave Stidham; and one sister, Versey Campbell.
She is survived by two sons, Gerald McKinnley Couch (Rhonda Bowen) of Chavies and Jerry Wayne (Nancy) Couch of Busy; special nephew, Clayton Stidham; special nieces, Geneva, Maxine and Helen Campbell, Charlotte Miller; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the White John Colwell Cemetery, Campbell’s Creek with Paul Couch officiating. 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.

Gordon Fugate
Gordon Fugate, 93, formerly of Bulan, died Saturday, November 25, 2017, at his residence in West Virginia.
He was born March 1, 1924, the son of the late John B. Fugate and Canzeala Fugate. He was a Veteran of the United States Armed Forces serving during WWII.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Combs Fugate; one brother, General Fugate; one sister, Ethel Fugate Mitchell; brother-in-law, Haven Fugate and Odos (Vaudia) Combs; sister-in-law, Mickey (Jake) Smith.
He is survived by one daughter, Jennifer (Clifford) Jones; two sons, Doug (Sandy) Fugate, Mike (Betty) Fugate; two sisters, Edith Fugate, Fairlena (Alvin) Short; one brother, Jerry Fugate; five grandchildren, Shannon, Skyler, Jeffrey, Genelle and John; six great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery. 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.

William David (Bill) Barbieux
William David (Bill) Barbieux, 90, of Fruitland Park, Fla., died Monday, November 20, 2017.
He was born in Hazard, April 20, 1927, the son of the late August Barbieux and the late Vera Barbieux.
He served in the United States Army and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University where he played basketball and tennis. He moved to Lessburg, Fla., in 1950 where he worked for 64 years for Inland Fruit Company, first as employee and then as owner and president. He was a member and deacon of First Presbyterian Church of Lessburg, director of Golden Gem, Quality Growers Association, Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, The American Trucking Association, board member of Leesburg Elks Lodge No. 1703. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed travel, particularly to San Francisco which he visited regularly.
Mr. William David (Bill) Barbieux leaves the following relatives to cherish his memory: He is survived by his wife, Jann K. Barbieux; four daughters, Elizabeth (Betsy) Barbieux Hopper of Leesburg, Rebecca (Becky) Stoer of Crystal River, Janna Adams Tess of Sydney, Shae Barbieux of Dallas; sister, Elizabeth (Elizo) Barbieux Hopper; six grandchildren, John Jacob (Jake) Stoer III, Kimberley Myers, Adam Howard, Andrew and David Tess, William Snodgrass; three great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 at the Englewood Cemetery located at Christopher with BJ Campbell officiation.
The guestbook may be signed at www.englebowlingfuneralhome.com
This is a paid obituary.


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.