Gertha Jones Dotson, 88, of Kenvir, passed away Monday, December 9, 2013, at the Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born May 7, 1925 in Brookside, AL, but had lived here most of her life. Gertha was a factory worker for Federal Pacific Electric. She loved to read and believed in the Holiness faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Dotson; her parents, Edgar Jones and Willie Pierce Jones; four children, Elmer Dotson, Bill Dotson, Josh Dotson and Tywanna Estes; five brothers, Carl, Edward, James, Jerry and Jesse Jones; two sisters, Lottie Jones and Gertrude Brock; and a son-in-law, Drew Cox.
Survivors include three children, Sylvia Zavala, Rantoul, Illinois; Judy Cox, Brookside; and Danny Dotson and wife, Dianne, McHenry, Illinois. Also surviving is daughter-in-law, Connie Dotson, McHenry, Illinois; and a sister-in-law, Bonnie Jones, West Frankfort, Illinois; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relative and friends including a special neighbor and friend, Irene Wynn, Kenvir.
Visitation will be held Friday from 6 until 8 PM in the Chapel of the Evarts Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 14, 2013, at 12 Noon with the Reverend Bill Moore officiating. Burial will follow the services in Evarts Memorial Gardens with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.
Monroe Starrett, 68, of Lagrange, Indiana, formerly of Lejunior, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013. Born April 14, 1945 in Gatliff, Kentucky, he had lived in Harlan County most of his life. He was a former diesel mechanic for Lawson Construction and believed in the Pentecostal faith.
Monroe was preceded in death by his parents, Mike Starrett and Dessie Horner Starrett; a son, Mike Starrett; a sister, Myrlene Bennett; two brothers, Ronald and Lonnie Starrett; and his special friend, Beulah Lawan Bush.
Survivors include three sons, Eddie Starrett and wife, Judy, East Bernstadt, KY; Ricky Starrett and wife, Tammy, Lagrange, IN; James Starrett and wife, Becky, Lagrange, IN; two sisters, Arzella Gee; Brenda Hunter and husband, Larry, all of Norwood, OH; and one brother, Hershel Starrett and wife, Melissa, Lejunior, KY; a daughter-in-law, Ginger Starrett, Frankfort, KY; and his former wife and mother of his children who remained his friend and care giver, Linda Baker, Lagrange, IN. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and four special friends he met while living in Lagrange.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 until 8 pm at the Evarts Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 13, 2013, at 2 pm in the Chapel of the Evarts Funeral Home with the Reverends Bruce Helton, James Sanders and Arnold Sanders officiating.
Burial will follow in the Evarts Memorial Gardens with Monroe’s sons and grandsons Ricky Starrett, Ricky Starrett, Jr., Eddie Starrett, Eddie Starrett, Jr., James Starrett, Austin Starrett, Jr., Bobby Bush and Andrew Bledsoe serving as pallbearers.
Jimmy Ronald Skelton, 78 of Harlan passed away Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013 at his home. Jimmy was born Dec. 6, 1935 at Brookside, KY to the late James and Rebecca Blanton Skelton. He was retired from the United States Air Force, and the United States Army as Sergeant First Class. He believed in the Baptist Faith.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Dean Skelton.
He is survived by his daughters, Mary Lynn (Melvin) Graham of Harrogate, TN and Teresa (Vernon) Ball of Wallins; grandchildren, Jenny Powers, Jonathan Graham, and Patrick Earl Ball; great grandchildren, Michael Robinson, Gavin Powers, Sydney Powers, Natalie Graham; step children, Greg Crawford, Plainfield, IL, Deborah Adams and Shelia Mejia both of Johnson City, TN; step grandchildren, Christopher Crawford, Cassandra Vusko, Crystal Feltner, Gregory Crawford, II, and Vanessa Miracle; 7 step grandchildren; 5 sisters, Gail King of Knoxville, Marbeth Joseph of Yeaddis, KY, Bobbi Sue Burton of Cincinnati, OH; Judy Head of New Tazewell, TN and Ann Shackleford of Alabama; 3 brothers, Donnie Skelton of Rosspoint, KY, Jerry Skelton of Tazewell, TN and Shelb Skelton of Carolina.
Visitation will be Thursday Dec. 12, 2013 from 5 until 7:00 pm at Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday Dec. 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Chapel of the Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Nick Noe officiating.
Graveside services will be held 1:00 pm Friday Dec. 13, 2013 at the Park Howard Cemetery in Wallins with Military Rites being provided by the Harlan Honor Guard.
Elverta "Pat" Lahnstein, 89, of Tremont, passed from this life on Monday, December 9, 2013 following an illness. She was born January 12, 1924 in Pineville, KY to the late Howard Smith and Ida Walker Smith. Pat work for several years at the former Ackley's Café in Harlan prior to relocating to Pennsylvania with her late husband, Joseph Lahnstein. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church at Loyall.
In addition to her parents and husband, Pat is preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Shackleford; and her sister and brother-in-law, Maxia and Wendell Griffith.
Survivors include her son-in-law, Bill Shackleford, Tremont; three grandsons, Bill Joe of Lexington; Lance and Dustin, both of Wallins; a great-grandson, Tyler, whom she loved very much; two nieces, Susan Howard and Gwen Morris, and their families; aa well as her caregivers, Charity and Matt Saylor.
Visitation will be held Friday, December 13, from 5 - 7 pm at Harlan Funeral Home.
The funeral service will follow at 7 pm with the Reverend David Overbay officiating.
Burial will take place Saturday morning at 10 am at Resthaven Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery chapel just prior to 10 am.
Gary Wayne Clem, age 54, of Loyall, KY passed away December 9, 2013 at the UK Medical Center, Lexington, KY. He was born June 21, 1959 in Harlan Co., KY to the late Luther and Verlin Burke Clem. He was retired from Flower’s Bakery and believed in the Pentecostal faith.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Luther Edward Clem, Sr. and Clay Farmer.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Claudetta Clem, his daughter, Rebecca (Andrew) Hedrick of London, KY; special friends: Mike, Mark, Archie, Estes, and Tad; also surviving is a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, December 13, 2013 from 5 to 9 PM at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home.
Funeral will be Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 12PM with Rev. John Carter officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery with friends and family serving as pallbearers.
Norma Bullock Martin, 79, of Lexington, formerly of Louellen passed away Monday, December 9, 2013, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. She was born May 22, 1934 in Louellen but had lived in Lexington most of her life. Norma was a homemaker and believed in the Baptist faith.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Bullock, Sr., and Anna Mae Rice Bullock; a grandson, Ryan Saunier; one brother, Andrew Bullock, Jr., three sisters, Doris Bullock Holmes, Patsy Bullock Stewart; and Wilma Bullock Witt.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Oscar Ray Martin, Lexington; Vicki Martin Mullins and husband, Eddie, Stamping Ground; Debbie Martin Saunier and husband, Joe, Lexington; and Jeana Martin Prittchett and husband, Tim, Lexington; one sister, Jerry Sue Bullock Johnson and husband, Reverend Donald Johnson, Evarts. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Amanda Mullins, Kurington Prittchett and Koniger Prittchett all of Lexington.
Visitation will be conducted Thursday, from 5 until 8 PM at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 13, 2013, at 2:30 PM in the Chapel of the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home (3421 Harrodsburg Road Lexington.) with the Reverend Donald Johnson officiating.
Burial will follow in the Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of her arrangements.
This obituary courtesy of Evarts Funeral Home.
Elizabeth Jean Hall Moore, 85 of Grays Knob passed away peacefully at 3:23 am on Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013 at the Harlan ARH with her family by her side. Mrs. Moore was born Nov. 18, 1928 in Clairfield TN, to the late Charley and Anna Lee Hall; she had lived at Grays Knob for over 80 years. She was a Christian woman and devoted housewife.
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Tommy Moore, Jr; 4 brothers, John, Kenneth, Raymond and Emerson Hall.
Mrs. Moore is survived by her 5 children, Ricky Moore of Grays Knob, KY, Ruth Clem of Grays Knob, Brenda (Roy) Davis of Tazewell, TN, Wayne (Dewana) Moore of Nolansburg, KY, David (Lynn) Moore of Palatka, FL; 7 grandchildren, Betty Jean (Duane) Legan of Cary, NC, Heath (Natasha) Clem of Coldiron, Jeremy (Wendy) Clem of Rosspoint, Shanda Moore of Nolansburg, Tara Jones of Putney, Miranda Snow (Brandon) Moore-Payne of Harlan, Lindsey (Chris) Moore-Capps of Colorado Springs; She also is survived by 10 great grandchildren, Joshua and Jacob Legan of Cary, NC, Brittany and Cameron Clem of Coalgood, Lily, Dylan, and Maggie Clem of Rosspoint, Tatum Ophelia Payne of Harlan, Zoe Christine Jones and Paislee Jade Middleton of Putney.
She is survived by 2 brothers, Franklin (Phyllis) Hall of Pineville, KY and Donald (Peggy) Hall of Cumberland Furnace, TN; 2 sisters, Anna Strickland of Attalla, AL and Janice Alford of Huber Heights, OH. A special friend, Charles (Debbie) Clem of Baxter.
Visitation will be Saturday Dec. 14, 2013 from 10:00 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 Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Craig, Sr officiating.
Burial will follow in the Pinelawn Cemetery, Pineville, KY with family members serving as pallbearers.
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