Frances L. Senters, age 73 of Cumberland, KY, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014, at the Hospice Care Center in Hazard, KY. She was born in Harlan County on November 13, 1940 to Luther and Bertha Gilliam Halcomb. Frances was a member of the Gilliam Chapel Church and spent her life as a homemaker.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Senters; son, Troy Senters; brothers, Dudley Halcomb and Nelson Halcomb; and sisters, Mary Brown, Honorah Cornett, Priscilla Smith and Copha Lee Fields.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her children, Sue Boggs, Theresa Boggs, and Joe (Lisa) Senters, all of Cumberland; brothers, Gillis Halcomb of Whitesburg, Mack Halcomb and Luther Halcomb of Linefork; 6 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
The family will receive friends in the Chapel of the Tri City Funeral Home on Monday, April 21, 2014, between 5 – 8 pm.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 1 PM. Interment will follow in the Halcomb Cemetery in Linefork, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Mac A. Johnson
Mac A. Johnson, 72 of Harlan passed away Thursday April 17, 2014 at the Tri-Cities Nursing & Rehabilitation Center following a short illness. Mac was born January 26, 1942 to the late Mack and Dorothy Johnson. He was a former employee of the Harlan ARH maintenance department. He proudly served his country as a Veteran of the United States Army and former member of the Harlan Honor Guard. He was a member of the Lenarue Baptist Church.
Besides his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, John Johnson, and sister, Phyllis Mabe.
He is survived by sisters, Della Mullins of Covington, KY, Mary Saylor of Hyden, KY, Gloria Stapleton of Merrillville, IN, Shirley (Mark) Lawrence of Florence, Montana, and Lois (Rick) Childers of Georgetown, OH; his brothers, James (Debbie) Johnson of Indiana and Fred (Linda) Johnston of Lenarue; He leaves a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Visitation will be Tuesday (April 22) from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home.
Funeral services will follow at 7:00 pm in the chapel of Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Howard officiating.
Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday (April 23) at Lee Memorial Gardens in Woodway, VA. Military rites will be observed by the Harlan Honor Guard.
Della Mae Haywood, 78, of Wallins, departed this life on Thursday, April 17, 2014 following an illness. She was born at Wallins Creek on April 27, 1935, one of thirteen children to the late Moss Hensley and the late Rinda Hopkins Hensley. As a young adult, Della resided in Covington, KY for 20 years, and then returned to her home here in Harlan County. She enjoyed attended various churches.
Most people knew her for her singing and guitar playing, as well as her ability to quilt. She had a great love for music, and she has passed this down to her grandchildren. In addition to her parents,
Della is preceded in death by two brothers, Gilbert and Jay Hensley.
Survivors include a daughter, Alicia Donahue, of Wallins; two sons, Kevin Haywood, of Tremont; and Allen Haywood and wife Peggy, of Baxter; six grandchildren, Cassie Crawford and husband Matt; Seth Haywood, Joshua Haywood, Sarah Haywood, Anthony Donahue and Nathan Donahue. Also surviving are five sisters, Irene Meeks and husband Charles, Melbourne, FL; Ann Vandeursen and husband Sam, South Holland, MI; Margaret Puleo and husband Denny, Batavia, NY; Betty Jean Parker and husband Bob, Louisville, KY; Geraldine Honeycutt, London, KY; five brothers, Cecil Hensley, Somerset, KY; Wendell “Tubby” Hensley and wife Retta, Wallins; Arlis Hensley and wife Mitt, Wallins; Chuck Hensley and wife Birdie, Wallins; Gene Hensley and wife Pam, Dayton, OH; sister-in-law, Betty Hensley, of Wallins; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The family of Della Haywood will welcome visitors on Wednesday, April 23, from 6 until 8 pm at the Harlan Funeral Home.
The funeral services will follow at 8 pm in the Harlan Funeral Home chapel with the Reverend Freeman Clark officiating. Her grandson, Josh Haywood, will also be speaking.
Interment services will take place at 11 am Thursday, April 24, at the Park Howard Cemetery at Wallins. Those wishing to attend can meet at Harlan Funeral Home at 10:30 am to proceed to the cemetery.
Barbara Ellen Dean, 70 of Harlan passed away Thursday April 17, 2014 at the Harlan ARH. Barbara was born June 27, 1943 in Smith, KY to the late Finley and Ora Mae Hensley Dean. She was a homemaker and believed in the Holiness Faith.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her sisters, Ollie Brookshire, Bernice King, Betty Green, and Maxine Dean.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Tabitha (James) Bolton; grandchildren, Christopher and David Bolton all of Coalgood, KY; her brothers, Gilbert (Carol) Dean of Lavonia, MI, Tommy (Zola) Dean of Baxter, Johnny (Joann) Dean of Cawood, and Terry Dean of Baxter; she leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives to mourn her passing.
Visitation will be Monday (April 21) from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 pm in the chapel of Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Darrell Turner officiating.
Graveside services will be held 12:00 pm Tuesday (April 22) at Hensley Cemetery at Smith, KY.
Benny Shepherd, age 81 of Delphia, KY, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the UK Medical Center. He was born in Delphia on January 24, 1933 to the late Enoch and Ella Adams Shepherd. Benny worked 30 years as a coal miner with Blue Diamond Coal Company before retiring. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Della Smith Shepherd; brothers, Herman, Soloman, Bentley, Oscar, Willard and Harrison Shepherd.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his sons, Tim (Veronica) Shepherd of Delphia, KY and James Shepherd of Hazard, KY; sisters, Clara Halcomb of Delphia, KY and Irene Scott of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee; grandchildren, Charity Shepherd, Courtney Coots, Jamie Combs, and Traci Eldreth; great grandchildren, Jason, Hunter, Kaitlyn, Alexander, Andrea, Laci, Kaci and Maci; and a host of other friends and family.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 20, 2014, between 6 – 9 pm at the Big Leatherwood Baptist Church in Delphia, KY.
Funeral services will be held at the church on Monday, April 21, 2014, at 12 pm with the Reverend Johnny Sexton officiating. Interment will follow in the Whispering Pines Cemetery in Delphia, KY with military rites at the graveside.
Debra Lynn (Blevins) Bolton, 53 of Cawood, KY passed from this life Thursday April 17, 2014 at the Harlan ARH after a long battle with cancer.
Debra was the daughter of Frankie (Clem) Barrett and Husband William “Bill” Barrett of Cawood and Burley Blevins, Jr and wife Elizabeth of Tennessee; she is preceded in death by her grandparents, Will and Daisy Clem; George and Nancy Blevins; an infant sibling and an infant nephews.
Besides her parents she is survived by her husband of 35 years, Glen Bolton; 2 sons, Glen Eric Bolton of New Tazewell, TN and Joseph Bolton of Cawood; 3 honorary adopted children, Ric Johnson, Jessica Hubbard and Jennifer Jeffers; 2 sisters, Kathy Sawyers of Lexington, KY and Gina Dodson and husband Don of Florence, KY; a very special aunt, Jackie Clem McKenzie; she leaves a host of other children who love her; 24 nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Sunday April 20, 2014 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Lenarue Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 pm at the church with Rev. Joe Howard officiating.
Graveside services will be 10:00 am Monday April 21, 2014 at the Resthaven Cemetery at Keith. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 9:30 am to proceed to the cemetery.
John Henry Wilson
John Henry Wilson, age 79, of Bledsoe, KY went home to be with Jesus April 16, 2014 at the Middlesboro ARH following a long illness. He was born February 2, 1935 in Harlan, KY to the late Henry Wilson and Willimae Taylor Wilson. He was in the United States Air Force. He was a barber and a truck driver.
Besides his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers: J.C. Wilson, Edgar Wilson, Roger Cooper, Gordon Cooper, and Eli Cooper and a sister, Bonnie Syner.
He is survived by his brother, Gary Cooper, Sr., Bledsoe, KY and James Cooper, Jr. of Baxter, KY; sisters: Yvonne Hamlow of Florida, Christine Cooper of Bledsoe, KY, and Tina Farley of Bledsoe, KY; special niece, Samantha Cooper, and special nephew, Dalton Cooper; sisters-in-law: Carolyn Cooper, Cheryl Cooper, and Gracie Mae Wilson; brother-in-law, Bill Hamlow; nieces and nephews: Joe, Dale, Chris, Brittany, and Debra Wilson, Cynthia Cooper, Gary Cooper, Jr., Brittany Cooper, Tiffany Cooper, Mary Saylor, Jennifer Roe, Linda Salter, Rhonda Mouchette, Crystal Clevenger, Tabitha Parker, David, Scott, and Kevin Cooper, and a host of cousins, family and friends.
Visitation will be Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 5 to 7PM at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home.
Funeral will follow at 7PM in the chapel of Mount Pleasant with the Rev. Billy Cann officiating. Burial will be Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 10AM at the Wilson Cemetery, Bledsoe, KY with friends and family serving as pallbearers.
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