Forrester Bowlng Jr.
.Forester Bowling, Jr., age 41, of Harlan KY, passed away May 16, 2013. He was born February 17, 1972 in Hyden, KY to mother, Bobby Bowling and father, the late Forester Bowling Sr. He was a coal miner and believed in the Pentecostal Holiness Faith.
Besides his father, he is preceded in death by his brother, Randy Sizemore.
Left to mourn his passing is his mother Bobby Bowling of Harlan, KY, his wife, Amy Michelle Bowling of Harlan, KY, his children Jonathan Bowling of Whitesburg, KY, Alyxandria Szemak and Savannah Szemark of Harlan, KY, brothers Charles Sizemore of Harlan, KY, Dean Bowling and wife, Leslie, of Fort Payne, Alabama and Jeffery Bowling of Leslie County, KY, sisters Emalene and Willa Witt, and a special nephew, Christopher Bowling, of Fort Payne, Alabama.
Visitation and Funeral is for family and close friends ONLY. Visitation will be Sunday May 19, 2013 10:00-11:00 AM at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home.
Funeral will follow at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Mount Pleasant with Dean Bowling and Jarrod Fields officiating. Burial will be at the Ledford Cemetery at Red Bird, Beverly, KY. Family and friend will serve as pallbearers.
Offie “Jim” King, Jr., 84, of Jonesville, Virginia went home to be with the Lord Thursday, May 16, 2013, at the Lee Regional Medical Center following a long illness. Born February 15, 1929 at Kenvir, he was a retired coal truck driver. Jim remained a loyal U.K. Wildcat fan. He loved God and his family more than anything and was always showing his gratitude to everyone. He sponsored and helped numerous people in AA.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Cloud King; his mother, Callie Madden Napier; his father, Offie King; his step-father, Fairbanks Napier; seven children, Patricia Oglesby, Kenny King, Mike King, Debra Gilbert, Rick King, Lora King and Offie Jerome King; a sister, Ruby Farmer; and a brother, Huey King.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Penny and husband, Wes, Evarts; Terry King, Eastbrook; two brothers, Chad King and wife, Mary, Pennington Gap, VA; Rufus King, Jonesville, VA; 17 grandchildren, including a special granddaughter, Jennifer Blackshire and husband, Chuck, Evarts; a host of great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends, including a very special friend, June Presley.
Visitation will be held Friday from 5 until 9 pm and Saturday from 4 until 6 pm at the Victory Baptist Church in Evarts.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 6 pm at the Church with the Reverend Mike Humfleet officiating. Burial will follow in the Evarts Memorial Gardens. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Elbert Hensley, age 74, of Wauconda, Illinois, previously of Harlan County, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry, Illinois. He was a long time resident of Wauconda. He was born March 9, 1939 at Martins Fork, KY to Mary Scott and the late King Hensley. Elbert just reached his 50th year in the Chicago Carpenters Union Local # 839 and was a member of the McHenry Full Gospel Church.
He is preceded in death by his father, King Hensley.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his children: Crystal Hensley Smyth, Tony Dagnan, Tina and husband, Ben Sears. He was the cherished grandfather of Cullen and Gavin Smyth, Christopher and wife, Ashley, Dagnan, and Anthony Dagnan, David and Melissa Sears, Danielle and Ricky Osborne, and Lacey Sears. He was the proud great grandfather of Laila Jade Dagnan. Also left to mourn his passing are his sisters, Shirley Smith and Rosetta Howard, nieces and nephews: Chris Howard, Tammy Nash, Lane Ryder, and Mitzi Donnelly, and many great nieces and nephews. Elbert loved his family beyond measure.
His passion was health and nutrition. His hobby was bass fishing and his purpose in life was driven by his relationship with Christ and an endless desire to serve others. Elbert used his resources and talents and gave selflessly to those in need. He had a special place in his heart for children, the hungry, the homeless, and the sick.
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 12:00 to 2:30PM at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home. Funeral will be at 2:30PM at the chapel of Mount Pleasant with Rev. Jimmy Thomas officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Resthaven Cemetery, Keith, KY with friends and family serving as pallbearers.
Don Green, 66 of Smith went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday May 14, 2013 at the Harlan Health & Rehabilitation Center. Don was born Feb. 14, 1947 in Smith, KY to the late Hobert J. and Bessie Ely Green. He was a disabled Coal miner who didn't mind the task of working for his family.
He loved doing the activities of his mountain home which included, fishing gardening, and canning. He loved and cherished all of his children, grandchildren, and his 1 great grandchild. Don was a very fun loving person with a wonderful sense of humor. He could make anyone laugh with just a few spoken words. He believed in every word and sentence in the Bible. Without a doubt, Don's memory will forever be in our hearts and minds; he will be greatly missed by all.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty J. Green; son Richard Green; brothers, Hobert, Jr., Harve, William, and Edward Green; sister, Della Mae Bollinger; and many other loved ones.
He is survived by his children, Donnie (Michelle) Green, Jr. of Cranks, Mike W. (Edna) Green of Dayhoit, Vivian L. Green and companion Wesley Tolliver of Harlan, and Julie (Henry) Hammonds of Rosspoint; 2 sisters, Barbara Phillips and Mary Sue Smith; grandchildren, Joshua (Vokie) Akemon, Ashley L. Green, Kayla S.J. Hammonds, Amanda L. Akemon, Shyann Green, Jacob Hammonds, and Haley Green; great grandchild, Abigal Akemon.
Visitation will be Saturday May 18, 2013 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at the Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of Anderson-Laws & Jones with Rev. Darryl Turner officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Cemetery at Smith, KY.
Helen Louise Wynn, 68 of Jones Creek passed away Tuesday May 7, 2013 at the Harlan ARH.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Haley Cook; her husband, Lige Wynn; brother, Carl Cook; sister, Hazel Mullins; grandson, Brian Wynn; special friend, Betty Clay.
She is survived by 3 daughters, Linda (David) Weedman of Jones Creek, Melody Middleton of Lejuinor, and Deloris Wynn and friend, Charles Helton of Verda; 4 grandchildren, including a special granddaughter, Brandy Wynn; 7 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Shirley (Charles "Rod") Napier of Louisville, Bobbie Pantoja of Harlan, and Geraldine (Larry) Pink of Chicago; she leaves several nieces and nephews including a special niece, Yolonda Cook; 2 special friends, Terry Williams and Susan Fields.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Thursday May 16, 2013 at the Williams Cemetery, Evarts with Rev. Jerry Kirby officiating. Burial will follow the service.
David D. Turner, age 56 of Cumberland, KY passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013, at the Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard, KY. He was born August 03, 1956 to Johnny Turner and the late Ethel Eldridge Turner in Benham. David had worked as an assistant manager and janitor. He served in the United States Navy and believed in the Pentecostal faith.
He is survived by his wife, Dorcas Brock Turner; children, Lisa Shepherd (Enoch) of Winchester, KY, Shannon Keith of Cumberland, David P. Turner (Ginger) of Putney, Christy Sparacia (Steven) of Benham, and Ashley Cornett (Lonnie) of Whitesburg, KY; sisters, Lynda Markert, Rose Lewis, Judy Sizemore and Cindy Turner; brothers, Kenneth Turner, Richard Turner and Major Turner; grandchildren, Scotty, Jacob and Joseph Shepherd of Winchester, KY, Dakota and Harley Keith of Cumberland, Cassie, Sonny and Gage Mitchell of Benham, and Xavier Cornett of Whitesburg; and a host of other family and friends.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in the Chapel of the Tri City Funeral Home in Benham, KY between 6 – 9 pm.
Funeral services will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 1 pm with the Reverend Billy Lewis and Reverend Pete Asher officiating. Interment will follow in the Monte Vista Cemetery with military rites at graveside. Pallbearers are Enoch Shepherd, Lonnie Cornett, Steven Sparacia, Christopher Johnson, Johnny Johnson, and Scotty Shepherd.
Ruth Lovina Howard, 81 of Fresh Meadows, KY passed away Saturday May 11, 2013 at the Harlan ARH. She was born September 9, 1931 in Harlan to the late Napolean and Clara Josephine Lisenbee Johnson. She believed in the Holiness faith.
Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her son, Chester Howard; a daughter, Shirley Howard; 2 brothers, Otis and Stanley Johnson; 4 sisters, Zelma Cooper, Estel Farley, Pearl Sharp, and Elsey Hill.
She is survived by her husband Reed Emerson Howard of Fresh Meadows; six children, David Howard of Sawbriar, Donnie Howard of Baxter, Linda Estes of Fresh Meadows, Noble Howard of Baxter, Eddie Howard of Indianapolis, IN, and Bruce Howard of Hermitage, TN; 1 brother, Charles Johnson; 13 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday May 16, 2013 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home.
Funeral services will follow at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of Anderson-Laws & Jones with Rev. Jack Carmical officiating. Burial will follow in the Park Howard Cemetery, Wallins.
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