Our Obituaries

Robert Smith

April 15, 1930 - December 22, 2016

Mr. Robert Lee Smith, Sr. age 86 of Cannon, KY, departed this life on Thursday, December 22, 2016 in the Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, Ohio. He was the husband of Roberta (Merida) Smith and the son of Enos and Laura (Messer) Smith born to them on April 15, 1930 in Yancy, KY. Robert was a veteran of the United States Army. He and his wife ran a grocery store for over thirty years near their...
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Hester Holt

October 5, 1926 - December 21, 2016

Mrs. Hester Holt age 90 of Artemus, KY departed this life on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at her home. She was the widow of William Holt and the daughter of the late Floyd and Maggie (McKinney) Merida born to them on October 5, 1926 in Artemus, KY. She was a member of the Barbourville Church of God and was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her husband and parents, five sisters, June...
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Sherry Lynn Smith

March 21, 1956 - December 18, 2016

Mrs. Sherry Lynn (Partin) Smith age 60 of Barbourville departed this life on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at her home. She was the daughter of Murrell Partin and Mary Lavina (Davis) Partin, born to them on March 21, 1956 in Pineville, KY. She was a member of the Artemus Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her parents, Murrell and Mary Partin, one brother, Michael Partin...
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Marilyn Dale Taylor

February 9, 1951 - December 12, 2016

Mrs. Marilyn Dale Taylor of Barbourville, Kentucky departed this life on Monday, December 12, 2016 being 65 years, 10 months, and 10 days of age. She was born in Lexington, Kentucky on February 9, 1951 to the late Leslie Taylor and the late Corene Hubbard Taylor. Marilyn was also preceded in death by her husband, McKinley Henson, two sons: James Winston Cox II and Conley Royce Cox; one daughter:...
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Edward Smith

September 14, 1931 - December 10, 2016

Mr. Edward Smith, Jr. age 85 of Girdler, KY departed this life on Saturday, December 10, 2016 in the Continued Care Hospital in Corbin. He was the widower of Elsie Smith and the son of Edward & Nora Smith born to them in Fount, KY on September 14, 1931. He was a member of the Rock Springs Baptist Church. He had been a factory worker and enjoyed fishing and coon hunting. He is...
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Zela Ross

March 8, 1937 - December 9, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hampton Funeral Home, Barbourville, KY.
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Bobby Jack Swafford

May 25, 1932 - December 6, 2016

Mr. Bobby Jack Swafford age 84 of Jarvis, KY the husband of Virgie Lawson Swafford passed away Monday night, December 5, 2016 in the Barbourville Hospital. He was born on May 25, 1932 to Chester and Hattie Mae (Bonham) Swafford. He was a member of the Swan Pond Baptist Church and was retired from the railroad and had been a construction worker. He is preceded in death by his parents. He leaves...
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Arthur Smith

March 23, 1949 - December 6, 2016

Mr. Arthur Smith age 67 of Corbin, KY departed this life on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in the Baptist Health Hospital in Corbin. He was born in Knox Co. on March 23, 1949 to Cloyd and Mary (Mills) Smith. He was a member of the Beech Springs Missionary Baptist Church where he was a deacon. He had been a cabinet maker during his life. Early in life he united with Joyce Faye (Mills) Smith and to this...
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Ellar Smith Brock

April 13, 1937 - November 30, 2016

Ellar Smith Brock of Hinkle, Kentucky departed this life on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the Barbourville ARH Hospital being 79 years, 7 months and 16 days of age. She was born on April 13, 1937 in Knox County, Kentucky to the late Taylor Smith and the late Mary Gambrel Smith. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Woodson Brock, Jr.; her son Billy Jo Brock;...
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John Reynold Sabatini

March 1, 1967 - November 18, 2016

John Reynold Sabatini of Clarksville, Tennessee departed this life on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Horizon Medical Center in Dickson, Tennessee being 49 years, 8 months and 17 days of age. He was born on March 1, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan to Carolyn Ann Schichtel Sabatini and the late Fred Dominic Sabatini. John was a retired U.S. Army Veteran. He was a driver for Clarksville Disposal. He leaves...
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Harold Dewayne Liford

October 12, 1962 - November 4, 2016

Harold Dewayne Liford of Hinkle, Kentucky departed this life on Friday, November 4, 2016 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky being 54 years and 23 days of age. He was the son of Mona Liford and the late Willard Liford born to them on October 12, 1962 in Pineville, Kentucky. He was the grandson of the late Charles and Mary Hubbard and the late Bennie and Edna Liford. He was also...
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Noah Allen Wells

October 24, 1935 - October 16, 2016

Noah Allen Wells of Corbin, Kentucky departed this life on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the Christian Care Community in Corbin, being 80 years, 11 months and 22 days of age. He was born on October 24, 1935 in Knox County, Kentucky to the late Kenneth Well and the late Margaret Shelton Wells. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by his brother Jennings Wells and sister Opal...
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Helen Peters Rice

February 14, 1942 - September 27, 2016

Helen Peters Rice of Barbourville, Kentucky departed this life on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Corbin, Kentucky being 74 years, 7 months and 13 days of age. She was born in Barbourville, Kentucky on February 14, 1942 to the late Shelby Peters and the late Myrtle Smith Peters. On April 15, 1961 she was united in marriage to Glenn Rice who preceded her in death...
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Fannie Geraldine Hemphill

May 20, 1942 - September 8, 2016

Fannie Geraldine Hemphill (nee Martin), died September 8, 2016 from Alzheimer's. Fannie was born to Tom and Mary Martin in Kay Jay, Kentucky. She lived a short while in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, but spent most of her childhood in Girdler. At age 19, she left home and worked at a local cleaners. One day, while having a sundae at one of those old fashioned soda shops, she met Joe C. Hemphill...
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Rick Russ

January 24, 1956 - September 3, 2016

Rick Russ of Heidrick , Kentucky departed this life on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at his home being 60 years, 7 months and 10 days of age. He was born in Heidrick, Kentucky on January 24, 1956 to the late Edward Russ and the late Neva Newman Russ. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two brothers: Jerry Russ and Curtis Dale Russ.He is survived by his wife Rhonda Russ; one son...
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Wavelyn Reynolds

June 2, 1952 - August 31, 2016

Wavelyn Reynolds of Bimble, Kentucky, departed this life on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at his home, being 64 years, 2 months and 28 days of age. He was born on June 2, 1952 in Knox County, Kentucky to the late Eugene Reynolds and the late Bessie Teague Reynolds. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his four brothers: Junior Reynolds, Louis Reynolds, Edward Reynolds and N.C....
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Wilma Edith Baker

June 1, 1940 - August 28, 2016

Ms. Wilma Baker age 76 of Heidrick, KY departed this life on Sunday, August 28, 2016 in the Barbourville ARH. She was born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota on June 1, 1940 the daughter of Oscar and Gladys (Sampson) Gutterud. Ms. Baker was of the Lutheran faith and was of Norwegian descent. Wilma had served in the Women's Army Corp where she was a specialist 4th class and worked in correspondence....
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Crit Messer

April 3, 1935 - August 18, 2016

Mr. Crit Messer age 81 of Cannon, KY departed this life on Thursday, August 18, 2016 in the Christian Health Center in Corbin. He was the widower of Helen Messer and the son of Ellis and Nancy (Hammons) Messer born to them on April 3, 1935 in Knox Co. Mr. Messer was a member of the Sinking Valley Baptist Church. He had been a maintenance supervisor and also was a retired evangelist and pastor. He...
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Minnie Maiden

September 11, 1926 - August 15, 2016

Minnie Maiden of Barbourville departed this life on Monday, August 15, 2016 at her home being 89 years, 11 months and 4 days of age. She was born on September 11, 1926 in Marietta, Georgia to the late Walter Bays and the late Lessie Lango Bays. On December 1, 1942 she married the love of her life Shelt Maiden who preceded her in death after 58 years of marriage. She is also preceded in death by...
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Minnie Maiden

October 11, 1926 - August 15, 2016

Minnie Maiden of Barbourville departed this life on Monday, August 15, 2016 at her home being 89 years, 11 months and 4 days of age. She was born on September 11, 1926 in Georgia to the late Walter Bays and the late Lessie Lango Bays. She is also preceded in death by her husband Shelt Maiden; son Jerry Maiden; brother Louie Bays; sisters Katherine Carwile and Nettie Jones and daughter-in-law...
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Ethel Smith Jordan

June 7, 1932 - August 2, 2016

Mrs. Ethel Smith Jordan of Hinkle, Ky. departed this life on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky being 84 years, 1 month and 26 days of age. She was the daughter of the late Galey Smith and the late Hazel Swafford Smith. In addition to her parents Mrs. Jordan was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Smith to this union three children were born, her husband...
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Bama Moore

January 31, 1931 - August 1, 2016

Bama Moore of Corbin, Kentucky, departed this life on Monday, August 1, 2016 at her home being 85 years, 6 months and 1 day of age. She was born January 31, 1931 in Knox County, Kentucky to the late Houston Collins and the late Mattie Crawford Collins. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Vernon Edward Moore, son Dennis Ray Moore, her sister Mary Henson, grandson...
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Raymond Mills

January 17, 1937 - August 1, 2016

Raymond Mills departed this life on Monday, August 1, 2016 at the St. Joseph Hospital in London, Ky; being 79 years, 1 month and 16 days of age. He was born in Jeff's Creek, Ky. on June, 17, 1937 to the late Johnnie and Dorcas Mills. Mr. Mills had worked at General Motors for 10 years before coming home to be a farmer. He believed in the Baptist faith and was a member of the Salt Gum Baptist...
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Troy Hampton

June 20, 1940 - July 30, 2016

Troy Hampton departed this life on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the Barbourville ARH Hospital in Barbourville, Kentucky being 76 years, 1 month and 10 days of age. He was born in Knox County, Kentucky on June 20, 1940 to the late Henderson Hampton and the late Barbara Lee Hampton. On November 29, 1963 he married the love of his life. Edith Mills Hampton and to this union one son was born. In...
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James Ernest Gambrel

January 7, 1957 - July 28, 2016

Mr. James Ernest Gambrel "Big Un" age 59 of Woollum, KY departed this life on Thursday, July 28, 2016, He was the husband of Joyce (Mills) Gambrel and the son of Obie and Doris Gambrel born to them on January 7, 1957. James was a coal truck driver and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed restoring old vehicles in his spare time. He is preceded in death by his parents Obie and Doris...
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Bruce Gibson

September 7, 1968 - July 26, 2016

Mr. Bruce Gibson age 47 of Winchester, KY departed this life on Tuesday morning, July 26, 2016 at his home. He was born on September 7, 1968 and was the son of Fount Gibson and Maggie Pauline (Hatfield) Gibson. He was the husband of Pam (Vaughn) Gibson who he married on March 4, 1989. Mr. Gibson attended the Grace Baptist Church in Winchester, KY and was a member of the KY National Guard where he...
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Frances Hall

January 1, 1948 - July 25, 2016

Frances "Penny" Gail Hall (nee Pinner), 73, of Dayton, Ohio (formerly of Centreville, Virginia), passed away on Monday, July 25, 2016. She was a resident of St. Leonard's Health and Rehabilitation Center. Penny was born in Asheville, North Carolina to parents James Robert Pinner and Anna Launa Pinner (nee Morgan) on February 9, 1943. Her husband of 50 years was Gary Wayne Hall. She was ...
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Jim Ed Smith

August 7, 1938 - July 20, 2016

Jim Ed Smith of Barbourville, Kentucky departed this life on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at his home being 77 years, 11 months and 13 days of age. He was born on August 7, 1938 in Elys, Kentucky to the late Arnold Smith, Sr. and the late Willa Ethel King Smith Peters. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his two sisters and his brother and two brothers-in-law. Jim Ed served his...
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Judy Ann Hensley

September 20, 1952 - July 16, 2016

Judy Ann Hensley of Gray, Kentucky, departed this life on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Corbin being 63 years, 10 months and 26 days of age. She was born on August 20, 1952 in Knox County, Kentucky to the late Edward Garland and the late Rosie Jones Garland. On October 9, 1971 she married the love of her life Jimmy Paul Hensley who preceded her in death after 43...
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Kavedia Pauline Lambert

January 13, 1926 - July 6, 2016

Kavedia Pauline Lambert of Barbourville, Kentucky departed this life at her home on Wednesday, July 06, 2016 being 90 years, 5 months and 23 days of age. She was born on January 13, 1926 in Knox County, Kentucky to the late Deber Oscar Bennett and the late Effie Sue Matlock Bennett. On September 2, 1957 she married the love of her life Lewis Lambert who preceded her in death after 53 wonderful...
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Margaret Mills

September 30, 1938 - June 20, 2016

Margaret Mills of Flat Lick, Kentucky departed this life on Monday, June 20, 2016 at the Pineville Community Hospital in Pineville, Kentucky being 77 years, 8 months and 21 days of age. She was born on September 30, 1938 in Knox County, Kentucky to the late Billy Gray and the late Gussie Johnson Gray. On August 26, 1955 she married the love of her life Cleveland Mills and to this union two sons...
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Finley Saylor

May 23, 1931 - May 31, 2016

Finley Saylor of Flat Lick, Kentucky departed this life on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the Barbourville ARH Hospital being 85 years and 7 days of age. He was born on May 23, 1931 in Pigeon Roost, Kentucky to the late Carr Saylor and the late Vina Catherine Saylor. He was also preceded in death by his wife Oma Mills Jackson Saylor; three brothers: Joe Saylor, Gilbert Saylor and John Saylor; eight...
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Ruby Magdalene Smith

April 6, 1927 - May 28, 2016

Mrs. Ruby Magdalene Smith age 89 of Girdler, Ky departed this life on Saturday, May 28, 2016 in the Barbourville ARH Hospital. She was born on April 6, 1927 in Knox Co. the daughter of John C. Stacy and Effie Creasy Stacy. Ruby united in marriage with Lloyd T. Smith on July 1, 1950 and to this union eight children were born. Her husband preceded her in death on January 11, 1969. Mrs. Smith had...
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Dennis Mills

August 25, 1956 - May 21, 2016

Dennis "Bill" Mills of Flat Lick, departed this life on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Baptist Health Lexington being 59 years, 8 months and 25 days of age. He was born on August 25, 1956 in Knox County, Kentucky to the late Victor Mills and the late Wealtha Bargo Mills. He was also preceded in death by his two brothers Estill Mills and Hershell Mills; two sisters Alieen Bargo and Helen Woolum and a...
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Travis Lee Gray

March 24, 1990 - May 20, 2016

Travis Lee Gray, the son of Timothy Flem Gray and the late Donna Gail Baker Gray was born in Pineville, Kentucky on March 24, 1990 and departed this life on May 20, 2016 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky being 26 years, 1 month and 25 days of age.He leaves behind to mourn his passing his loving wife Kayla Sparks Gray; his mother and father-in-law Kelly and Jackie Sparks; his...
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Delbert Gray

August 9, 1935 - May 13, 2016

Mr. Delbert Gray age 80 of Flat Lick, Ky departed this life on Friday, May 13, 2016 at his home. He was born on August 9, 1935 the son of Dewey and Julia Gray. On March 31, 1956, he united in marriage with Mable Gambrel and to this union nine children were born. He was a member of the Greenbriar Holiness Church and had been a coal truck driver. He enjoyed woodcrafting, especially building...
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Wilma Hubbard

March 29, 1952 - May 7, 2016

Mrs. Wilma Hubbard age 64 of Walker, KY departed this life on Friday, May 7, 2016 in the Hospice Care Center in Lexington, KY. She was born on March 29, 1952 in Pineville, KY and was the daughter of Perry Jackson and Martha Sizemore Jackson and was the widow of Leroy Hubbard. She was a member of the Salem Missionary Baptist Church and had worked as a nursing assistant for over seventeen years at...
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Doris Gambrel Brown

October 20, 1940 - May 3, 2016

Mrs. Doris Bernice Gambrel Brown age 75 of London, KY departed this life on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in the Barbourville ARH. She was the daughter of Mathias & Juanita (Mills) Carnes born to them in Knox Co., KY on October 20, 1940. She united in marriage with Obie Gambrel and to this union six children were born. He preceded her in death in 1999. Later in life she united in marriage with Elmer...
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Tressie Smith

July 31, 1929 - April 30, 2016

Mrs. Tressie Smith age 86 of Bimble, KY departed this life on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at her home. She was the daughter of Tip and Linda Callihan Mills born to them on July 31, 1929 in Knox Co. On October 28, 1944 she united in marriage with Wayne Smith and to this union seven children were born. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a member of the Beech Springs Holiness Church. She is preceded in...
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Beulah Epperson

July 12, 1937 - April 28, 2016

Mrs. Beulah Perry Liford Epperson age 88 of Bimble, KY departed this life on Thursday, April 28, 2016 in the Barbourville Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was the daughter of William Perry and Bertha Smith Perry, born to them on July 12, 1927 in Hamilton Co., Ohio. She was a member of the Locust Grove Baptist Church and had worked at the Knox Co. Hospital for over twenty years in housekeeping...
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Henry Helton

February 7, 1932 - April 27, 2016

Henry "H.C." Helton departed this life on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Barbourville ARH Hospital, being 84 years, 2 months and 20 days of age. He was born on February 7, 1932 in Knox County, Kentucky to the late Roscoe Helton and the late Florence Valentine Helton. H.C. was also preceded in death by his son Carl Edward Helton; two very special grandsons: Michael Wayne Grubb and William Travis...
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Takota Honeycutt

July 10, 2002 - April 13, 2016

Takota Cecil Oliver Honeycutt age 13 of Bryant Store, KY departed this life on Wednesday April 13, 2016. He was born on July 10, 2002 in Pineville, KY the son of Cecil Wayne Honeycutt and Tracey (Price) Honeycutt. Takota was a member of the Faith House of Prayer. He was loved by all and enjoyed the outdoors immensely. He especially loved riding horses, fishing, coon hunting, deer hunting and...
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Helen Messer

March 17, 1937 - April 12, 2016

Mrs. Helen (Bennett) Messer age 79 of Cannon, KY departed this life on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in the Baptist Health Hospital in Corbin, KY. She was born on March 17, 1937 in Knox Co. to Everett and Sarah (Fisher) Bennett. On September 16, 1954, she united in marriage with Crit Messer. Mrs. Messer had been an employee of Warner's here in Barbourville and she was a member of the Sinking Valley...
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Lillie Bernice Williamson

January 28, 1942 - April 6, 2016

Lillie Bernice Wilson Williamson departed this life on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at her home, being 74 years, 2 months and 9 days of age. She was born in Dewitt, Kentucky on January 28, 1942 to the late Earnest Ray Wilson and the late Sarah Lester Wilson. She was also preceded in death by her brothers: James Saunders, Clarence Saunders, Ray Wilson, Jerry Saunders and John Saunders; her sisters...
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Gobel Mills

June 26, 1946 - April 4, 2016

Mr. Gobel Mills, Jr. age 69 of Buckeye Branch Rd., Flat Lick, Kentucky departed this life on Monday, April 4 2016 at his home. He was the son of Gobel Mills, Sr. and Nancy (Shelton) Mills born to them on June 26, 1946 in Knox Co. Mr. Mills was a member of Salem Baptist Church and had been a coal truck driver, a bus driver for KCEOC and had also worked as a logger. He is preceded in death by...
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Shirley Fay Campbell

October 28, 1937 - April 1, 2016

Shirley Fay Fisher Campbell departed this life on Friday, April 1, 2016 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital in Anderson, Indiana, being 78 years, 5 months and 4 days of age. She was born on October 28, 1937 in Knox County, Kentucky to the late Earl Fisher and the late Bell Mills Fisher. She is also preceded in death by her two brothers and two sisters: Randall Fisher, Morris Fisher, Geneva...
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Sharon Joy Graham

March 21, 1956 - March 29, 2016

Sharon Joy Saunders Graham departed this life at her home on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 being 60 years and 8 days of age. She was born on March 21, 1956 in Knox County, Kentucky to the late Arthur Leland Saunders and the late Lois Faye Warfield Saunders Mowell. On March 18, 1972 Sharon married the love of her life, Lewis Graham and after 38 wonderful years of happy marriage he preceded her in death....
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Ellen Mills

September 13, 1932 - March 24, 2016

Mrs. Ellen Mills age 83 of London, KY departed this life on Thursday evening, March 24, 2016 in the Christian Care Communities in Corbin, KY. She was the daughter of Jeff Warren and Lucy Warren Blankenship born to them on September 13, 1932 and was raised by Jeff & Martha Hubbard. On March 15, 1948 she united in marriage with Chris Mills and to this union three children were born. Mrs. Mills...
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Goldie McBride

December 23, 1927 - March 17, 2016

Goldie McBride departed this life at the Hazard ARH Hospital on Thursday, March 17, 2016 being 88 years, 2 months and 23 days of age. She was born on December 23, 1927 in Krypton, Kentucky to the late Andrew Jackson Fields and the late Ella Ann Colwell Fields. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband William D. McBride and brother Mack Fields. Goldie was a lover of...
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Eugene Barnes

December 8, 1943 - March 12, 2016

Mr. Eugene Barnes age 72 of Hinkle, KY departed this life on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at his home. He was born on December 8, 1943 and was the son of James & Ruby (Jones) Barnes and is the husband of Helen Barnes. He was a member of the Dripping Springs Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Ruby Barnes, two brothers, Laymon Barnes and Russell Barnes, his mother and...
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Joan Johnson

December 3, 1940 - March 12, 2016

Mrs. Joan Johnson age 75 of Amelia, Ohio departed this life on Saturday, March 12, 2016 in Ohio. She was the widow of Clarence Johnson and the daughter of Lester and Elsie Abner born to them on December 3, 1940. She was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church and attended Mt. Holly Christian Chapel. She is preceded in death by her husband Clarence Johnson, her parents, Lester and Elsie Abner...
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Cledia Smith

January 4, 1928 - March 9, 2016

Mrs. Cledia Smith age 88 of Flat Lick, KY departed this life on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in the UT Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. She was the daughter of Jim and Bettie (Bargo) Hale and the wife of Bill R. Smith. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a member of the Hinkle Branch Holiness Church. On November 15, 1947 she united in marriage with Bill R. Smith and to this union ten children were born. ...
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Charles Mays

January 12, 1923 - March 8, 2016

Mr. Charles Mays age 93 of Heidrick, KY departed this life on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in the Baptist Health Hospital in Corbin, KY. He was the husband of Meck Mays and the son of the late Willie T. Mays and Ida (McVey) Mays. He was born in Knox Co. on January 12, 1923. Mr. Mays had been a deputy sheriff under Paul Stamper and later a City Policeman. In the late 60's he and his family moved to...
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Benjamin Hale

September 21, 1958 - March 5, 2016

Benjamin "Benny" Hale departed this life on Saturday, March 5, 2015 at his home, being 57 years, 5 months, and 13 days of age. He was born on September 21, 1958 in Pineville, Kentucky to the late Amos Hale and the late Helen Gambrel Hale. He was of the Baptist faith. Benny enjoyed the feel of the open road and loved driving. Benny was a people person who seldom met a stranger. He could often be...
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Martha Byrd

January 29, 1948 - March 4, 2016

Martha Mills Byrd, age 68 of Corbin, Kentucky went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 4, 2016 in the Hospice of Lake Cumberland Care Center in Somerset, Kentucky. She was born January 29, 1948 in Heidrick, Kentucky to the late Clark and Esline Jordan Mills. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gary Byrd, daughter Diana Rose Hembree and sister Debbie Karen Mills. Martha was a...
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Oda Creech

December 9, 1941 - February 26, 2016

Mrs. Oda "Granny" Creech age 74 of Flat Lick, Ky departed this life on Friday, February 26, 2016 at her home. She was born on December 9, 1941 the daughter of Lee and Clara (Bingham) Gray. She was the widow of Rufus Creech and was a retired nurse. She was a member of the Free Spirit Baptist Church. She loved gardening and canning, quilting and reading her Bible. She is preceded in death by her...
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Pauline Brown

July 9, 1947 - February 20, 2016

Pauline Brown of Scalf, Kentucky, departed this life on Saturday, February 20, 2016 being 68 years, 7 months and 11 days of age. She was born July 9, 1947 in Knox County, Kentucky to the late Charlie Brown and the late Cleo Mills Brown. She is also preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters: William Brown, Hank Brown, Owens Brown, Victor Brown, Goble Brown, Ed Brown, Loretta Benttin,...
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Earnest Deaton

March 14, 1937 - February 8, 2016

Earnest Deaton of Girdler, Kentucky, departed this life on Monday, February 8, 2016 being 78 years, 10 months and 25 days of age. He was born on March 14, 1937 in Knox County, Kentucky to the late Floyd Deaton and the late Millie Mills Deaton. Earnest was a retired sawmill operator after many years of faithful service at EK Woods Sawmill. He enjoyed spending his time sitting and talking with his...
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Robert Lee Elder

June 8, 1935 - February 3, 2016

Mr. Robert Lee Elder age 80 of Loveland, Ohio departed this life on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 in the Bethesda North Hospital in Montgomery, Ohio. He was the husband of Hazel "Pat" (Stewart) Elder. He was born on June 8, 1935 in Rockcastle Co., KY and was the son of Ez Elder and Elveria Thompson Elder. Mr. Elder had been a pipefitter at Proctor and Gamble and was a member of the Church of...
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Dewey Collins

February 25, 1923 - January 30, 2016

Dewey Collins departed this life on Saturday, January 30, 2016 being 92 years, 11 months and 5 days of age. He was born on February 25, 1923 in Knox County, Kentucky to the late Rev. John Collins and the late Delia Brown Collins. He is also preceded in death by his wife Ludina Mills Collins; one daughter: Judy Ramsey; two brothers: Bill Collins and Ben Collins; two sisters: Maudie Mills and Julie...
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E.G. Mills

February 22, 1936 - January 11, 2016

Mr. E.G. " General" Mills age 79 of Barbourville, KY departed this life on Monday, January 11, 2016 in the Continue Care Hospital in Corbin, KY. He was the son of the late Walter and Alma (Davis) Mills, born to them February 22, 1936. Mr. Mills was a member of the Roadside Baptist Church. He loved UK basketball and being outdoors .He liked to rabbit hunt and squirrell hunt, but especially loved...
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Bessie Collett

September 8, 1927 - December 24, 2015

Bessie Collett departed this life on Thursday, December 24, 2015 being 88 years, 3 months and 16 days of age. She was born on September 8, 1927 in Clay County to the late Preston Collett and the late Mallie Sizemore Collett. She is also preceded in death by her husband Roy Collett; two sons: Steve Collett and Grant Collett and several brothers. She believed in the Pentecostal faith. Bessie...
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Kitty Owens

August 14, 1926 - December 21, 2015

Mrs. Kitty Owens age 89 of Barbourville, KY departed this life on Monday, December 21, 2015 in the UK Medical Center in Lexington. She was the daughter of Anthony & Nancy (Bargo) Merida born to them on August 14, 1926 in Jarvis, KY. Mrs. Owens was a member of the Callihan Baptist Church and was a Sunday school teacher at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church for many years. Mrs. Owens was the wife...
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Robert Gray

February 25, 1943 - December 20, 2015

Mr. Robert Gray age 72, passed away December 20, 2015 following a long battle with cancer. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Tina and daughter Robbin (Gray) Mims and husband Mark.He was preceded in death by his father Evie Gray, his mother Mary Johnson, his brother Raymond Gray and his stepdaughter, Lisa Morris. He also leaves behind three brothers, James Gray and wife Bertha,...
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Brenda Kay Mills

July 8, 1963 - December 8, 2015

Brenda Kay Mills departed this life on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 being 52 years and 5 months of age. She was born on July 8, 1963 in Knox County to the late Victor and Viola Mills. She is also preceded in death by one brother, Donald Ray Mills and two sisters: Doris Smith and Deloris Mills. Brenda will always be remembered as a loving caregiver. In her spare time Brenda really loved shopping and...
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Charles Odell Belcher

November 30, 1950 - December 7, 2015

Mr. Charles Odell Belcher age 65 of Barbourville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 07, 2015 at the Barbourville Appalachian Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 30, 1950 in Earling, West Virginia a son of the late Charles Lewis and Violet Mae Belcher. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one daughter Pamela Belcher, two...
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Richard William McAdams

July 16, 1985 - December 6, 2015

Richard William McAdams age 30 of Corbin, KY departed this life on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at his home. He was the son of Beverly Broughton McAdams and Mickey McAdams. He was born in Corbin, KY on July 16, 1985. He believed in the Pentecostal faith. When he was younger, he was an exceptional football player and played for the Knox Co. league. He also enjoyed fishing. He is preceded in death by...
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Zella Gray

September 1, 1945 - December 3, 2015

Mrs. Zella Gray age 70 of Girdler, KY departed this life on Thursday, December 3, 2015 in the Continue Care Hospital in Corbin, KY. She was the wife of Clinton Gray and the daughter of the late Robert and Ethel (Keene) Jones. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 1, 1945. She is preceded in death by her parents and one son Ricky Gray, six brothers, Clark, Clifton, Jason, Robert, Jr.,...
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John Thomas Paul

December 8, 1939 - November 30, 2015

John Thomas "J.T." Paul, age 75 of Corbin, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2015 in the Baptist Health Hospital in Corbin. He was born on December 8, 1939 in Bell County to the late Robert and Nonie Bell Jones Paul. He was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church and was an auto mechanic.Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers: James, Earl and Jack Paul: One sister,...
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Donald Gerald MCGINNIS

September 28, 1941 - November 12, 2015

No services were scheduled for Mr. McGinnis. Hampton Funeral Home wishes to extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family during their time of bereavement.
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Elizabeth Doolin

March 16, 1945 - November 4, 2015

Mrs. Elizabeth Doolin age 70 of Barbourville went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. She was born in Harlan, KY on March 16, 1945 and was the daughter of Anderson and Nicie (Bargo) Mills. She was a member of the Heidrick Holiness Church and was a homemaker. Elizabeth enjoyed shopping with her daughters, spending time with family and singing at church. She is preceded in death by...
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Lena Marie Stewart

March 31, 1945 - October 28, 2015

Lena Marie Jones-Stewart of Flat Lick, departed this life on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 being 70 years, 6 months, and 27 days of age. She was born on March, 31, 1945 in Bell County, Kentucky to the late Isaac and Lena Slusher-Jones. She was also preceded in death by one son, Douglas Stewart, and four brothers: Dallas Jones, Merle Jones, Lamon Jones, and Roy Jones. On September 28, 1963 Lena...
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Marie Abner

October 17, 1921 - October 26, 2015

Mrs. Marie Abner age 94 of the Trace Branch Community, went home to be with the Lord on Monday evening, October 26, 2015. She was born on October 17, 1921 to Finley and Elizabeth Fisher. She united in marriage with C.S. Abner and to this union two children were born. Marie was a member of the Trace Branch Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband C.S. Abner along...
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Steeley Powers

October 28, 1932 - October 16, 2015

Steeley Delbert Powers of Bryants Store, departed this life on Friday, October 16, 2015 being 82 years, 11 months and 18 days of age. He was born on October 28, 1932 in Knox County, Kentucky to the late Lether and Bertha King Powers. He was also preceded in death by five brothers: Odell Powers, Richard "Peanut" Powers, Archie Powers, Denver Powers, and Frank Powers; one sister: Linda Mae Graham...
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Earnie Lucas Hammons

October 7, 1998 - October 12, 2015

Earnie Lucas Hammons, age 17 of Dewitt, passed away on Monday, October 12, 2015. He was the son of Earnie and Priscilla Brown Hammons, born to them on Wednesday, October 7, 1998. Lucas attended Knox Central High School as a Junior where he was a member of the FFA and greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, all sports, playing video games with his brother Calleb, spending time with his...
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Phillip Derrick Goodwin

November 15, 1971 - October 11, 2015

Mr. Phillip Derrick Goodwin age 43 of Ypsilanti, Michigan departed this life on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at his home. He was the son of James Kenneth Goodwin and Bertha McDonald Goodwin born to them on November 15, 1971 in Louisville, KY. He was the husband of Tatiana Goodwin and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Trenton, Michigan. Phillip worked for HCL Corporation where he was an...
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Harmon Payne

June 3, 1931 - October 8, 2015

Mr. Harmon Payne age 85 of Flat Lick, KY departed this life on Thursday, October 8, 2015 in the Pineville Community Hospital. He was the son of Robert Horton Payne and Cordia Garland Payne born to them on June 3, 1931 in Knox Co. On January 8, 1952, he united in marriage with Retha Brown and to this union four children were born. Mr. Payne was a coal miner and a member of the Old Flat Lick...
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James Winson Cox

March 20, 1946 - October 6, 2015

Mr. James Winston Cox age 69 of Middlesboro, KY departed this life on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at his home. He was the son of Bill and Nell (Disney) Cox born to them on March 20, 1946 in Barbourville. He was a self-employed carpenter and painter. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Nell Cox, his wife Louvella Cox, an infant son, Conley and another son James Winston Cox, II along with...
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Fred Holt

March 19, 1935 - October 5, 2015

Mr. Fred Holt, age 80 of Artemus, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2015 at his home. He was born on March 19, 1935 a son of the late Ed and Ethel Reynolds Holt. Fred united in marriage to Nannie Black Holt and to this union two children were born. He was a member of the Apple Grove Baptist Church and attended the Old Ark Church of God. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his...
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Linda Sue Mills

March 23, 1947 - October 2, 2015

Linda Sue Jones Mills departed this life on Friday, October 2, 2015 being 68 years 6 months and 9 days of age. She was born on March 23, 1947 in Bell County, Kentucky to the late Fred Baker Jones and the late Bessie Oma Hickey Jones. She was also preceded in death by her four brothers: Jack Johnson, James Thomas Fisher, Charles Edward Fisher, Fred Buford Fisher and three sisters: Dorothy Jones,...
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Theresa Lynn Wentz

February 10, 1965 - September 28, 2015

Mrs. Theresa Lynn Ledington Wentz departed this life on Monday, September 28, 2015 being 50 years 7 months and 19 days of age. She was born on February 10, 1965 in Knox County Kentucky to Jerry W. Ledington and Beverly June Abner. Theresa loved to sing and travel. She was a daredevil who would try anything like bungee jumping, parachuting and rock climbing. She was a country girl who loved her...
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Flossie May Stewart

May 2, 1942 - September 26, 2015

Mrs. Flossie May Stewart, age 73 of Barbourville, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2015 in the Barbourville Nursing Home. She was a daughter of the late Walter and Autust Creighton Gray, born to them on Saturday, May 2, 1942 in Barbourville. Flossie was a retired custodian for Boone Elementary School and was a member of the House of Prayer in Jesus Name. She also enjoyed quilting and...
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Pete Ledford

December 22, 1941 - September 20, 2015

Mr. Pete Ledford age 73 of Barbourville departed this life on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at his home. He was the husband of Carol (Wynn) Ledford and the son of Creed and Lucy Ledford born to them on December 22, 1941. Mr. Ledford was the owner and operator of Oasis Pizza in Barbourville for the past thirty one years. He believed in the Pentecostal faith. He thoroughly enjoyed fishing during his...
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Lillian Ruth Wilson

December 25, 1934 - September 20, 2015

Mrs. Lillian Ruth Wilson, age 80, passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at her home in Prichard Branch. She was the daughter of Lether and Rhoda Prichard Adams, born to them on December 25, 1934 in Knox County, Kentucky. She was a member of the Swan Pond Baptist Church and loved to garden, cook, sew, her pets and spending time with children. She united in marriage to Ernest Wilson and to this...
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Roscoe Bays

November 8, 1941 - September 4, 2015

Roscoe Bays, age 73, of Barbourville, passed away on Friday, September 4, 2015 at the Middlesboro ARH Hospital. He was born in Knox County, Kentucky on November 8, 1941 to the union of the late Jesse Bays and the late Laura Ann Shelton Bays Messer. Roscoe was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, Roscoe is also preceded in death by two brothers: George...
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Pauline Jackson

August 16, 1945 - September 4, 2015

Mrs. Pauline Baker Jackson, age 70 of Corbin, Kentucky passed away on Friday, September 04, 2015 in the Christian Healthcare Center of Corbin. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Lizzie Collins baker, born to them on August 16, 1945 in Bell County, Kentucky. She united in marriage to Randall Jackson and to this union two children were born. She was a member of the Poplar Grove Baptist...
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Beulah Mae Carnes

June 6, 1944 - August 24, 2015

Beulah Mae Carnes, better known as "Boots" passed away on Monday, August 24, 2015 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Ed and Myrtle Mills, born to them on June 15, 1944 in Knox County. Beulah was a cook for the Knox County Public School system and believed in the Baptist Faith. She greatly enjoyed spending time with all of her special friends at the Horizon Senior Citizen's Club in Bell...
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Dennie Elizabeth Patterson

February 17, 1975 - August 6, 2015

Mrs. Dennie Elizabeth Patterson age 40 of Mills, KY departed this life on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at her home. She was the wife of Randy Patterson and the daughter of Thelma Honeycutt and the late Denny Smith. She was a member of the Salem Baptist Church and had worked at McDonalds in Barbourville for ten years. She is preceded in death by her father Denny Smith. Survivors include her husband...
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Carrie Jean Smith

April 27, 1946 - July 30, 2015

Carrie Jean Smith, age 69 of Jarvis, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at her home. She was born on April 27, 1946 to Katie Marie Owens in Knox County. Carrie was a homemaker and caregiver. She enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren and she enjoyed quilting. She was united in marriage to Donald Smith and to this union, five children were born. Along with her mother, she was...
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James Monroe Davis

October 27, 1944 - July 27, 2015

In loving memory of Mr. Davis, loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle.Mr. James Monroe Davis age 70 of Bimble, KY departed this life on Monday, July 27, 2015 in the Knox Co. Hospital. He was born on October 27, 1944 in Clay Co., KY and was the son of Andrew and Nellie (Hinkle) Davis and the husband of Peggy (Sturgill) Davis. Mr. Davis was a coal miner and enjoyed working on cars. He is...
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Hobert Carmack

May 28, 1934 - July 20, 2015

Mr. Hobert Carmack age 81 of Bimble, KY departed this life on Monday, July 20, 2015 at his home, with his family by his side. He was born on May 28, 1934 in Hinkle, KY and was the son of Clark and Nollie (Williamson) Carmack. On December 24, 1963 he united in marriage with Wanda Goley. She precedes him in death along with one son, Steven Carmack and his parents Clark and Nollie Carmack. ...
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Gertrude Hinkle

April 14, 1919 - July 19, 2015

Mrs. Gertrude Hinkle, age 96 of Girdler, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Davis and Edna Smith, born to them on April 14, 1919 in Knox County. Mrs. Hinkle was a homemaker. She believed in the holiness faith and was a member of the Hughes Hill Holiness Church in Girdler. On November 21, 1936, she united in marriage to Charlie Hinkle and to this...
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Ethel Burnett

January 20, 1914 - July 14, 2015

Mrs. Ethel Burnett age 101 departed this life on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 in the Knox Co. Hospital. Mrs. Burnett was the widow of Riley Burnett and the daughter of Ned and Euphemia (Carnes) Shelton born to them on June 20, 1914 in Brice's Creek. She was a member of the Young Grove Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She loved going to church, gardening, cooking, canning, growing flowers, and...
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Leonard Carnes

December 10, 1948 - July 12, 2015

Mr. Leonard Carnes, age 66 of Corbin, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at his home. He was the son of the late Leonard and Carrie Hoskins Carnes, born to them on December 10, 1948 in Bell County, Kentucky. Leonard was a truck driver and delivered pipes and supplies to the Alaskan Pipeline during the 1970's. Along with his parents, Leonard was preceded in death by a brother, David Cares and a...
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Marie Ross

January 2, 1950 - July 9, 2015

Mrs. Marie Ross age 65 of Barbourville departed this life on Thursday, July 9, 2015. She was born on January 2, 1950 in Harlan, KY, the daughter of Keffie an Lizzie (Turner) Burkhart. She was a member of the Scalf Chapel Pentecostal Church and attended Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Mrs. Ross loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed going to Bingo and traveling....
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James Russell Jones

June 24, 1942 - June 26, 2015

Rev. James Russell Jones, age 73 of Barbourville departed this life on Friday June 26, 2015 at his home. He was born on June 24, 1942 to the late Sie "Bear" and Eulalia Callebs Jones. He was also the husband of the late Mary Ollie Jones. Russell was a well known preacher in the Knox County area for 37 years and a member of the Friendship Baptist Church. In addition to his parents and wife,...
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Sarah Evans

March 1, 1920 - June 4, 2015


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Constance Pickard

November 26, 1963 - June 4, 2015


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William Dean Grant, Jr.

June 19, 1982 - May 30, 2015

William Dean Grant Jr, known by all as Bill, age 32 of Woodbine, Kentucky passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015 in the Baptist Health Hospital of Corbin. He was the son of William Dean and Carolyn Rose Grant, born to them on June 19, 1982 in Corbin, Kentucky. Bill had worked in the factory and retail business, and prior to his passing was a customer service representative for the Vagent Company....
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Dan Gambrel

August 27, 1940 - May 25, 2015

Mr. Dan Gambrel age 74 of Flat Lick, KY departed this life on Monday, May 25, 2015 in the Barbourville Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was born on August 27, 1940 and was the son of Ross Gambrel and Cordia (Patterson) Gambrel. Mr. Gambrel believed in the Baptist faith, he had been a bus driver for KCEOC, had worked at Patterson's sawmill for twenty years and founded the Stinking Creek Fire...
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