by Herald Staff
Ira Southwood, 75, died Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Hyden Health and Rehab in Leslie County.
He was born in Breathitt County on July 17, 1937 to the Late Ira and Mary Southwood, and was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Marcus Roberts; brothers Windy Roberts, Thomas Harrison Roberts, and Mcager Southwood; sisters Margaret Combs and Cora Lee Roberts; and son Steve Southwood.
He is survived by his son, Michael Deaton of Combs; daughters Trish Godsey of Combs, Melissa Maggard of Lothair, Tracy Miller of Walkertown, Julie Adams of Campton, and Hattie Carson of Campton; sisters Emma Jean Deaton of Combs and Adna Napier of Combs, along with 17 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. with Ed Bishop officiating at the Engle-Bowling Funeral Home of Hazard Kentucky, where the family will receive friends for visitation between the hours of 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interment will take place at the Deaton Cemetery located at Combs.
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