Nancy Baksa

Nancy Foley Baksa, 72, of Morgantown, Penn., died Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Reading Hospital, West Reading, Penn.

She was born in Hazard, July 2, 1946, the daughter of the late Charles Spurgeon and Hazel Porter Foley.  She graduated from Hazard High School; she continued her education at Cumberland College, Williamsburg and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.  She married Bruce E. Baksa at the First Presbyterian Church in Rahway, New Jersey. She was employed as a School Teacher with the Carteret Public Schools in Carteret, NJ. After teaching for a few years, she made the decision that she wanted nursing as a career. She graduated from Middlesex County College in Edison, NJ with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Nurse Education. As a Registered Nurse, she was employed as a Staff Nurse at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield, NJ and then as a School Nurse at Elizabeth Public Schools in Elizabeth, NJ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her half-sister, Jean Foley Hadley formerly of Mass.

She  is survived by her husband, Bruce E. Baksa;  son Robert B. Baksa, ( Sharon L. Baksa), of Edison, NJ and two grandchildren, Rachel L. Baksa and Grace E. Baksa; sister, Barbara Foley Reed in Marysville, Mich., her half-sister, Anne Foley Heisler in Tulsa, Okla.

Burial will be at the Foley Family plot located in Rest Haven Cemetery, Jeff.  Arrangements were under the direction of Bean Funeral Home & Crematory, Sinking Spring, PA.

The guestbook may be signed at www.beanfuneralhomes.com

This is a paid obituary.

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Virgie Lou Bentley

Virgie Bentley

Virgie Lou Bentley, 65, of Winchester, died Friday, June 21, 2019, at Fountain Circle Nursing Home.

She was born November 5, 1953, the daughter of the late Elwood Bentley and the late Pauline Watkins Bentley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Labreche; and one son, Scotty Elwood.

She is survived by two sons, Michael Jason Morris of Letcher County, Billy Sexton of Winchester; two sisters, Anneliese Knapp of WI., Eva Hoffman of Germany; special cousins, Bobbie Walker, Tammy Caudill and Rhonda Mills; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 24, at the Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel with Jack Carter officiating.  Burial followed in the Combs-Sexton 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.

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Clayton Brown

Clayton Brown

Clayton Brown, 74, of Hazard, died Thursday, June 20, 2019, at his residence.

He was born August 28, 1944, the son of the late Clayton Brown and the late Mildred Brewer Currier.  He received his Degree in Mortuary Science from the Mid-American College of Funeral Service and later became a licensed embalmer and funeral director of the state of Kentucky in 1986.  He was employed by Maggard Funeral Home for 26 years.  He earned the title of master coroner for the state of Kentucky by serving as a deputy coroner for the Perry County Coroner Office for over 20 years and was a member of the County Line Community Church.  He dedicated his life serving and helping the people of Perry County during their most difficult times, and was a well-known familiar face throughout the entire community.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and James; and three sisters, Bessie, Eulajean and Mallie.

He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Noble Brown; one daughter, Ramona (Steve) Karsner of Danville; one sister, Annette Asher of Ind.; one brother, Oscar “Butch” Brown of Mich.; three grandchildren, Madison, Clayton and Cacee; special family, Jimmy (Sondra) Maggard and the Maggard Funeral Home Staff; along with a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel with Rev. Anthony Mullins and Rev. Pete Youmans officiating.  Arrangements were under the direction of Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel of Hazard.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the Almost Home Shelter Pet Rescue.

The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com

This is a paid obituary.

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Donnie Wayne Cornett

Donnie Cornett

Donnie Wayne Cornett, 45, of Fisty, died Friday, June 21, 2019, at his residence.

He was born November 26, 1973, the son of Talman Grigsby and the late Donna Sue Cornett.  He was a member of the National Guard.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Nancy Baker; and uncle, Kenneth Stacy.

In addition to his father, he is survived by two daughters, Kristyn Turner (Andrew) of Yeaddiss, Kaitlyn Cornett of Yeaddiss; two sisters, Angela Halcomb (Skip) of Jeff, Tonya Grigsby Lewis of Bulan; special brother, Greg Stacy (Kentrill); special aunt, Joyce Stacy; special uncle, Donald Baker; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at the Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel with Rev. Dana Feltner officiating.  Burial followed in the Baker Family Cemetery, Darfork.  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.

Florence Creech

Florence Pearl Creech, 75, of Hazard, died Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center.

She was born February 15, 1944, the daughter of the late Orzie Ison and the late Nell Marshall Ison.

She is survived by one daughter, Crystal Coots of Hazard; one son, Larry Creech of Hazard; and a host of family and friends.

No services at this time.  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.

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Bonnie Lee Hammonds

Bonnie Lee Hammonds

Bonnie Lee Hammonds, 91, of Hazard, died Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center.

She was born July 27, 1927, the daughter of the late Grover Branson and the late Mary Brashear Branson.  She was a member of the Lothair Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Charlie Hammonds; and three sisters, Coelene Hampton, Lorene Ford and Carol LaMarsh.

She is survived by two sons, Bob Hammonds (Carla), Tom Hammonds (Cathy); four grandchildren, Ashley Gabbard (Bart), Vanessa Hammonds, Thomas Hammonds and Amber Goodman (Darren); one step grandchild, Madalyn Davis; two great grandchildren, Harper Gabbard and Jase Goodman; two step great grandchildren, Clay Goodman and Brady Goodman; one special niece, Beth Duff (Mike); and a host of family and friends.

A Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel with Larry Hendrix officiating.  Arrangements were under the direction of Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel of Hazard.

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to the Hospice Care Center.

The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com

This is a paid obituary.

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Wade Hoskins

Wade Hoskins

Wade Hoskins, 74, of Busy, died Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Hazard ARH.

He was born December 3, 1944, the son of the late Scott Hoskins and the late Mina Stacy Hoskins.  He was a retired steel worker for Ryerson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ada Deaton Hoskins; one brother, Scottie Hoskins; two sisters, Marie Gibson and Becat Flannery.

He is survived by four daughters, Karen Atkins of Big Willard, Donna Miller (Mike) of Cincinnati, Oh, Melissa Hollon (Robert) of Elsmere, Stacey Hoskins of Independence; two sons, Wade Hoskins Jr., Bellevue, James Hoskins (Julia) of Erlanger; two brothers, Taylor Hoskins, Charles Hoskins; 17 grandchildren, Stephanie, Tiffani, Brittani, Heather, Doug, Dalton, Dallas, Wyatt, Bobbie, James Jr., Shayla, Scott, Trevon, Peighton, Katie, Alexis and Nora; 18 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel with Henry Fugate officiating.  Burial will follow in the Hoskins Family Cemetery, Big Willard.  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.

Hobert Jones

Hobert Jones, 90, formerly of Perry County died Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Lexington VA Medical Center.

He was the son of the late Steve Jones and the late Edna Bowling Jones.  He was a United States Army Veteran and retired from Trane Factory.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Truly Jones; two sisters, Janice Hamilton and Theresa Walker; and two brothers, Clifford and Herman Jones.

He is survived by his loving companion, Loretta Smith; one son, Larry Jones; one sister, Sandra Wells; two brothers, Gary Jones, Jerry Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Family received from 10 am to 12 pm at the Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel.  Burial followed in the Spencer Cemetery. Cornettsville.  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.

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Toni Shevevee Kesterson

Toni Kesterson

Toni Shevevee Kesterson, 66, of Viper, died Monday, June 17, 2019, at Leconte Medical Center, Sevierville, Tenn.

She was in Letcher County, born June 12, 1953, the daughter of the late Willis Kiser and the late Juanita Noble Kiser.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a very special friend, Doug Adkins.

She is survived by,  husband, Raymond Kesterson of Viper; two daughters, Tonya Antrican  (Al) of Morristown, Tenn., and Brianna Lacy (Shane) Richardson of Hazard; sister, Turunau “Tootie” Kiser Adams of Hazard; special brother, Dale Webb of Hazard; special sister, Rowena Collins of Lexington; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends survive.

A Celebration of Life Service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the First Creek Baptist Church with Pastor A.D. Pete McGee 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.

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Susie Grigsby Stacy

Susie Stacy

Susie Grigsby Stacy, 89, formerly of Perry County, died Sunday, June 23, 2019, at her residence in Vancleve.

She was born August 2, 1929, the daughter of the late Carlisle Grigsby and the late Dora Jent Grigsby.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her foster parents, JT and Anna Mae Beaven; husband, Hershell Stacy; four brothers, Vilas, Johnny, Cager and Gordon Grigsby; one sister, Alice Banks and son-in-law, Jerry Miller.

She is survived by one daughter, Anna Rhea Miller of Vancleve; three brothers, Wilmer Grigsby of Va., Warren Grigsby (Sarah Irene) of Hazard, James T. Beaven (Sandra) of La Grange; three sisers, Kerma Lee Holowitz (Tom) of Oh., Rebecca Daballa of Florence, Sonja Beaven of La Grange; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Owen Walker (Anita), Krista Dawn Stanley (Shawn), Andrea Eldridge (Randall) and Heather Hall (Stephen); eight great grandlidren, Brittany Nicole Walker, Jeffrey Owen Walker, Jr., Brayden Stanley, Brody Stanley, Chase Eldridge, Ashley Eldridge, Beleigh Hall and Jacob Hall; three great-great grandchildren, Hunter, Colton and Cholie; special friend, Christine White; and a host of family and friends.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Sat. June 29, at Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at the Hull Presbyterian Church with James Arlie Lee officiating.  Burial will follow in the Grigsby Beavin Cemetery, Lotts Creek.  Arrangements were under the direction of Maggard’s Mtn. View Chapel of Hazard.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to be made to Hull Presbyterian Church.

The guestbook may be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com

This is a paid obituary.

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