Randal Baird

Randal “Ronbug” Baird, 55, of Evarts, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at the Harlan App. Reg. Hospital. Born May 18, 1960 in Harlan, he had lived here all of his life. Ronbug was a graduate of the Evarts High School, a retired coal miner and a member of the North Evarts Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Josephine Cox Baird and Howard Baird; one brother, James Baird; and three sisters, Sue Horner, Imogene Parker and Sharon Baird. Survivors include his daughter, Bethany Baird, Barbourville; four brothers, Ken Baird, Evarts; George Baird and wife, Joyce, Evarts; Cecil Baird and wife, Sheila, Corbin; and Dallas Baird and wife, Patricia, Evarts; two sisters, Jerry Haynes and Phyllis McNabb and husband, Richard; both of Evarts; an expected grandchild, and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 until 8 pm at the Evarts Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 4, 2015, at 2 PM in the Chapel of the Evarts Funeral Home with the Pastor Frank Howard and Pastor John Luttrell officiating. Burial will follow in the Evarts Memorial Gardens with nephews and family serving as pallbearers. VIEW SIGN THE GUESTBOOK...

Lelia Farley

Lelia Gooden Farley, 83, of Fresh Meadows passed away Monday, August 31, 2015, at her residence with her family by her side. Born October 29, 1931, in Monroe County, TN, she was a retired employee of the Dollar General Store. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lida Farley; her parents, Harvey Gooden and Pearl Vance Gooden; six brothers, Denes, Kenes, J.M., Earl, Gary and Tom Gooden. Lelia is survived by three children, Roger Farley and wife Naomi, Fresh Meadows; Janice Farley Curry and husband Steve, Corbin; and Randy Farley and wife Sharon, Corbin; three sisters, Joyce Peck and husband Sherman, Jr.; Gail Daniels and husband Lee; and Wanda Lear; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews and special family members, Lisa Turner, Naomi Cloud, Hazel and April Simpson. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 2, 2015, from 5-8 p.m. in the chapel of Loyall Funeral Home with funeral services starting at 8 p.m. with the Reverend Don Smith and Reverend Ben Turner officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Farley Cemetery, Watts Creek, KY. Grandsons, nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers. VIEW SIGN THE...

Billie Steele

Billie Steele, 84, of Lynch, Kentucky died August 30 at her home. Born in Paris, Arkansas, she moved with her family to Benham and graduated from Benham High School and from Southeast Community College. She was also a student of the University of Kentucky Donovan Scholars Program. As a young woman, she worked for United Supply Company in one of the Little Stores at Lynch. Later she worked for Lynch Independent Schools, retiring from the position of Secretary to the Superintendent of the Schools. She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Mayme Smiddie, her husband Charles Stuart Steele, Sr. and their beloved grandson Michael Lee Bowling, Jr. Her seven sisters and three brothers also precede her in death. The Smiddie family grew up mostly in Benham, spending summers at their farm near Crossville, Tennessee. She leaves her three children: Barbra Bowling and husband Mike, Stuart Steele and wife Nancy, and Kelly Steele and husband Chuck McCroskey; her grandchildren Matthew Bowling and wife Tracy, Zachary Steele and wife Lindy, Whitney Steele, and Taylor Steele; and her great grandchildren Braden and Brooke Steele. Memorial service Saturday, September 19, at 2pm at the Lynch Church of the Resurrection. Family and friends will gather immediately after the service for a reception hosted by her children in the Great Room at the Benham School House Inn. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution to Rebecca Caudill Public Library, 310 West Main Street, Cumberland, Ky., 40823. VIEW SIGN THE GUESTBOOK...

Mary Fulmer

Mary Stayton Brock Fulmer passed away in her home on August 24, 2015, at the age of 96, after a long and happy life. She was born on January 23, 1919, to Bernie Washburn Stayton and Neva Ray Stayton, in Donnybrook, North Dakota, and traveled with her mother and professional Boy Scout father as he established Boy Scout councils and troops around the country, and, as a result, experienced an adventurous childhood unlike many girls of her generation. She is survived by a family fortunate to know her as mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt: her four daughters, Katherine Lewis Brock of Atlanta, Georgia, Mary Elizabeth Brock and Rebecca Brock Pope (Daniel Ball Pope, Jr.), both of Parrish, Florida, and Martha Morgan Brock of Atlanta, Georgia; five grandchildren, James Christopher Brock Pope, Jesse Alan Briggs Brock, Eleanor Stayton Pope, Sarah Kathryn Pope Lind, Morgan Elizabeth Pope Hodgkins; and seven great-grandchildren, Sierra Raynn Shoemaker, Emma Gunn Brock, Mason Alec Lind, Romana Marie Lind, Robert Edward Daniel Pope, Jackson James Brock and Sidney Jane Lind; and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by both parents, husbands Edward Palmer Fulmer and James Christopher Brock; brothers James Edgar Stayton, Dale Washburn Stayton, and Bernie Wayne Stayton, and sister Sally Cecilia Stayton Seward; brother- and sister-in-law, Hiram Montgomery Brock, Jr. and Eula Nunnery Brock; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Ruth Brock Langer and Rudolph Langer, Rose Brock Fortney and Guy Fortney; and dear friend and help-meet Ada Halcomb. Mrs. Fulmer served as a teacher in the Harlan City Independent School District from 1949 until 1975 and the Fayette County School System from 1975...

Verna Weaver

Verna Lou Weaver, 60 of Harlan, Kentucky died Sunday, August 30, 2015 at the Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born Tuesday, December 21, 1954 to the late Joe and Geneva Ledford Fee. She was a member of the Lenarue Missionary Baptist Church, she had worked in the Hotel Industry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Fee and sister, Eva Joe Skinner. Surviving are children, Keith Jackson of Ft. Bragg, NC, Michelle (Lance) Pratt of Washburn, TN, Melisa (Thomas) Rasnic of Duffield, VA; 7 grandchildren brothers, William Fee of San Angelo, TX and Rodney Fee of Indianapolis, IN; and sister, Nancy Wilson of Indianapolis IN. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 2, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Lenarue Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Joe Howard will officiate the services, VIEW SIGN THE...
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