Charlene Clemons

Charlene Clemons, 69, died Thursday, May 2, 2019.

She was born in Hazard, June 20, 1949, the daughter of the late Emmanuel Ray Jones and Marie Weinmann Jones.  She loved life. She had a very social personality. She loved the beach and travelling, especially out west. She was a member of the Bath County Homemakers. She enjoyed reading, sewing, knitting, gardening, astronomy, and dabbled in pottery and oil painting. She was a member of the Alpha Xi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi in Hazard, and a member of Kappa Delta at Morehead State University. She attended St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Mount Sterling and Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Hazard.

Charlene graduated from Hazard High School in 1967. She obtained a BA in Social Work and Political Science/Pre-Law with a secondary teaching degree from Morehead State University in 1971. She went on to obtain a Rank II in secondary education from Eastern Kentucky University in 1991, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Kentucky in 2004. Her work history includes a Secondary Teacher for Perry County Schools, Physical Science Tech for MSHA, a Field Services Supervisor and Service Region Administrator for the Cabinet for Families and Children, Program Coordinator for the Kentucky River Community Care/Appalachian Violence Outreach Network, part time instructor for the Eastern Kentucky University Social Work Program, JOBS program coordinator for Perry and Knott Counties, Social Services Clinician for child protection, and a Clinician for KRCC non-profit mental health agency. She also served on the Hazard Perry County Museum Board, the Hazard Community College Human Services Advisory Board, and the Morehead State University Alumni Board.

She is survived by one daughter, Beth Clemons of Lexington; one son, Keith Dustin Clemons of Owenton; two sisters, Sally Jones Duke (Fred) of Hazard and Bobbie R. Jones Baily of Cal., and one brother, Emmanuel R. Jones Jr. (Scarlette) of Hazard; and a special friend, Paul Sexton of Owingsville; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, friends, and other relatives.  Here children describe her as the best mother you could ever ask for.  Her siblings and friends cherished her advice and joy for life.  She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A private service will be held for the immediate family at the Owingsville Cemetery.  Richardson Funeral Home in Owingsville is caring for the private service.  Maggard Mountain View Chapel is caring for the Celebration of Life in Hazard which will be held Saturday, May 11 from 2-4 pm.  

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Bluegrass Hospice.

The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com

This is a paid obituary.

Sheila Drummond

Sheila Drummond, 54, of Hazard, died Thursday, May 2, 2019, at the UK Medical Center.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the Engle-Bowling Funeral Home.  Arrangements were under the direction of Engle-Bowling Funeral Home of Hazard.

The guestbook may be signed at www.englebowlingfuneralhome.com

Andrea Holland

Andrea Clyda Holland, 19, of Lost Creek, died Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at her residence in Breathitt County.

She was born June 24, 1999, the daughter of the late Andrew Holland and the late Mary White Holland.  She worked for Wendy’s in Jackson.

She is survived by her grandparents, Clyde and Melda White; two sisters, Bonnie White, Mataya Holland; one brother, John Holland; special Aunts, Hattie York and Sherry Holland; special Uncles, Jeffery “Bo” Dobson and Shawn Miniard; and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, family and friends.  

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel with Emmitt Campbell and A.J. Miller officiating.  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.

Nellie Langdon

Nellie Langdon, 83, formerly of Perry County, died Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in Jacksonville.

She was born in Lanard, Kan., April 21, 1936, the daughter of the late Merin and the late Elizabeth Taylor.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Langdon; one brother, Clinton Taylor Meigs; and a granddaughter, Kim Clark.

She is survived by one son, James Langdon (Sheila) of Jacksonville, Tex.; one sister, Charlotte Jennings of Jacksonville, Tex.; four grandchildren, Billy, Rachael, Bobbie and Anthony; eight great grandchildren, Cody, David, Shelbe, Sum’r, Luke, Jade, Taylor and Kole; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Krypton Brethren Church with Rev. Paul Sluss officiating.  Burial will follow at the Langdon Cemetery, Krypton.  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.

Forester Lewis

Forester Lewis, 76, of Viper, died Saturday, May 4, 2019.

He was born in Yeaddiss, September 10, 1942, the son of the late Corbin Lewis and the late Delora Lewis.  He was the Pastor of Middlefork Church of Christ and very much loved his family and grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lona Lewis; son, Robert Corbin Lewis, grandchild, Madison Marie Lewis; five sisters, Zona Brashear, Ailene Reno, Pauline Adams, Georgia Coots and Mossie Lewis; three brothers, Delbert, Odell and Paul Lewis.

He is survived by two sons, Mary Lewis (Sharon) of Busy, Jimmy Lewis (Renee) of Viper; daughter, Tina Lewis of Viper; brother, Carson Lewis of Viper; two sisters, Jo Temple of Middlesboro, Goldia Long of London; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at the Engle-Bowling Funeral Home with Wes Halcomb and Henry Clay Robertson officiating.  Burial followed in the Lewis Cemetery, Viper.  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.

Wonda Pratt

Wonda Pratt, 50, of Viper, died Thursday, May 2, 2019, at her residence.

She was born in Greensburg, Ind., July 2, 1968, the daughter of Rosie Marie Pratt and the late Dennis Dee Pratt.  She was a cook for Mending Hearts and Viper Elementary School, as well as several other jobs including bus driver for Perry County Schools, Montessori, P.P’s Dairy Bar, Family Dollar and Jeff Mart.  She was a kind, loving person.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Matthew and Jenetta Pratt; maternal grandparents, Corbin and Raney Callahan, Ossel and Nancy Margaret Cornett as well as a host of Aunts and Uncles.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by daughter, Rayann Paige Whitaker (fiancé Jonathon Bowling) of Morehead; three brothers, Willard Pratt (Marilyn) of Viper, Paul Pratt (Dora) of Viper, Matthew Pratt (Becky) of Viper; four sisters, Brenda Pratt of Viper, Martha Cornett (Clinton) of Viper, Nancy Howard (Charles) of Viper, Denise Hall (Scottie “Chigger”) of Viper; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Middlefork Church of Christ with Mike Hall officiating.  Burial followed in the Eli Pratt Family Cemetery, Red Oak.  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.

“Wig” White

Wilgus “Wig” White, 72, died Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at the Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center.

He was born in Hazard, September 9, 1946, the son of the late Charlie White and the late Stella White.

In addition to his parents he  was also preceded in death by two brothers, Michael White and Ricky White; one sister, Edna White; maternal grandparents, Martha and Goodloe Sizemore; paternal grandparents, Mahalia White and Elvin White. He was a Veteran having served in the United States Army and a Member of the Grapevine Old Regular Baptist Church.

He is survived by his family, Judy Campbell of Hazard, Gary and Albert Campbell of Hazard; four brothers, Clyde White (Melda) of Watts, Roy White of Grapevine, Harold White (Crystal) of Mich., Charles Darrell White (Linda) of Tenn.; one sister, Martha Gail Neace of Grapevine; special nephew, Jamie White of Grapevine; and a host of very special nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Engle-Bowling Funeral Home with Henery Turner, Dean Demaris, A.J. Miller, and Emmitt Campbell officiating.  Burial followed in the Campbell Family Cemetery, Hazard.  Arrangements were under the direction of Engle-Bowling Funeral Home of Hazard.

Military Rites will be performed by the Hazard-Perry County D.A.V. Chapter #64

This is a paid obituary.

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