Vivian Lanham, 92 of Harlan, KY passed away March 8 at the home of her daughter surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Mt. Hope, WV on February 20, 1922. In 1946 she met and married Corman Lanham and moved to Kentucky where she became an avid Kentucky basketball fan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Corman Lanham.
She is survived by her three daughters: Rhonda (Larry) Ellis of Harlan, KY; Jan (Marty) Songer of Lexington, KY; and Carma (Mike) Fisher of Winchester, KY. Also surviving are seven grandchildren: Kelly McNiel, Mark Ellis, Bill Songer, Cheryl Songer, Marty Songer, Dylan Fisher, and Jamaica Knauer; eight great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Private Memorial Services will be in Lexington, KY. In her memory, the family request donations be made to the Hospice of the Bluegrass (P.O. Box 189, Harlan, KY 40831) who were so kind to her during her illness.
Larry Nease, 65, of Cumberland passed away Friday, March 7, 2014, at his home. Born November 5, 1948 in Cumberland, he had lived here most of his life. Larry was a coal miner with 18 years of service with Scotia Coal Company. He loved people and would share anything he had. He loved gardening, hunting, fishing and spoiling his grandsons, who he never told “no”. He attended the Pentecostal Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie Nease and Audrey Morris Nease; and his twin brother, Darrell Nease.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Singleton Nease, Cumberland; two children, Vickie Cornett and husband, Greg, Jackson, KY; Larry Joe Nease and wife, Shoni, Blair, KY; six sisters, Charolette Rhodes and husband, Merle, Cumberland; Sherry Johnson and husband, Doug, Cumberland; Linda Kaye Stidham and husband, Donnie, Blair; Shelia Sexton, Lynch; Gail Gilliam and husband, Billy Ray, Cumberland; Gwen Caldwell and husband, Peter, Cumberland; and two brothers, David Nease and wife, Shelia, Lynch; Greg Nease and wife, Sherry, Danville, IN. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Zachary and Noah Cornett, Hunter and Cameron Nease; and a host of other family and friends.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6 until 9 pm at the Tri City Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 1 pm in the Chapel of the Tri City Funeral Home with the Reverend Jason Caudill and the Reverend Mike Blair officiating. Burial will follow in the Nease Family Cemetery at Cumberland.
Irene Bowling, 88, of Partridge went to her heavenly home, Sunday, March 9, 2014, following a long illness. She attended the Benham Methodist Church where she was the pianist for 45 years.
Irene was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Oscar Bowling; her parents, Ira and Laura Combs; a son, Ronnie Bernard Bowling; a brother, Kermit Combs; and a host of special brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Survivors include her children, Randall Bowling and wife, Brenda; Joanne Dinsmore and husband, Hal, all of Partridge; a sister, Mary Joyce Ritchie, Sassafras, KY; and a sister-in-law, Jan Caudill and husband, Don, Dayton, OH. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Scott Dinsmore, Nathan Dinsmore, Tonia Henry and her boyfriend, James Carroll, Tracy Rutherford and Bob Rutherford; great-grandchildren, Blayne Rutherford, Sydney Dinsmore, Amber (Earl) Chapbell, Aaron Henry, Blake Rutherford, Brendan Rutherford and Tifa Rayne Dinsmore; a great-great-grandson, Tanner Chapbell; and a great-niece, Brittney Ritchie.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6 until 9 pm at the Tri City Funeral Home. A celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 1 pm in the Chapel of the Tri City Funeral Home with the Reverend Rod Raleigh officiating.
Burial will follow at the Bowling-Eversole Cemetery at Partridge. Pallbearers will be Scott and Nathan Dinsmore, Blayne, Blake and Brendan Rutherford, and Aaron Henry. Honorary pallbearers will be Hall Dinsmore, Marcus Ealy, Allan and Keith Ritchie, Larry Halcomb, Bob Rutherford and Buddy Eversole.
Shirley Ellen Nunley, 67, of Highsplint passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014, at her home following a long illness. Born January 28, 1947 in Harlan County, she had lived here all of her life. She believed in the Baptist faith.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Smith and Nora Burgan Smith; three sisters, Liz Craft, Pansy Taylor and Lillie Mae Rowe; and a brother, Arnold Smith.
Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Charles Nunley, Highsplint; four children, Tina Jones and husband, Jimmy Ray, Kenvir; Marie Kelly and husband, Gary, Highsplint; Charles Nunley, Jr., Closplint; and Michelle Napier and husband, Chris, Coxton. Also surviving are nine grandchildren including three special grandsons that helped care for her, Charles, Wayne, Joshua and his fiance', Tabitha, and her other grandchildren, Jessica, Cricket, Linda, Maria, Ronnie and Billy.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5 until 8 pm at the Evarts Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 pm Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in the Chapel of the Evarts Funeral Home with the Reverend Tommy Saylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Evarts Memorial Gardens with her family serving as pallbearers.
Wilma Jean Burkhart, 71 of Cawood, KY died Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital. Wilma was born in Verda, Kentucky daughter of the Late Guy and Rosa Irvin McMillian. Wilma attended the Cawood Church of God of the Mountain Assembly.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her Husband: Virgil Burkhart; Sisters: Melvina McMillian Jones and Reba McMillian Painter; Brothers: Hiram McMillian, Michael McMillian and Richard McMillian; and Niece: Rachel Ernestine Stewart.
Surviving are Children: Jeffery Wayne Burkhart, Randy Burkhart, Mark Burkhart, Victoria Smith, Barbara Elaine Burkhart, and Brandi Burkhart; Sisters: Patricia McMillian Clem of Wallins, Rita (Danny) McMillian Lankford of Wallins, Shirley (George) McMillian Stewart of Cranks, and Kathleen (Ernest) McMillian Stewart of Cawood; Grandchildren: Brandon Vergil Burkhart, Kristen Diane Burkhart, Kimberly Leann Burkhart, and Jeffrey Allen Burkhart; Great-Grandchildren: Bailey Nicole Burkhart and Carter Wayne Burkhart. Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in the Chapel of Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will follow the visitation at 7:00 PM also in the Chapel of Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral Home. The Rev. Frankin Stewart will be officiating the services. Interment will be in the Burkhart Family Cemetery in Cawood, KY at 12:00 PM Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
Maxine Anderson, 91 of Coxton, was born on Saturday, May 21st, 1922 and died on Saturday, March 8th, 2014 at HarlanHealth & RehabilitationCenter.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John Wesley and Bessie Campbell Owens; her husband, Albert Anderson SR; her son, Albert Anderson JR; her sisters, Lois Ball, Imogene Bunch and Gladys Owens; her brothers, Hershel Owens, Lester Owens and two infant brothers Clayton Owens and Edward Owens.
She is survived by her granddaughter, Cynthia Anderson Brock and husband, Robert of Virginia Beach, VA; her sister, Jewell Baker of Kingsport, TN and her brother, Robert and wife, Suzanne Owens of Myrtle beach, SC. Also her daughter-in-law, Karen Anderson of Harlan and a host of nieces, nephews family & friends.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 1PM in the Chapel of Henson & Rich Funeral Home with Rev. David Owens, officiating.
Burial services will follow at Resthaven Cemetery Chapel with David Owens, Jamie Parker, Tom Parker and her nephews serving as pallbearers.
Family will receive friends from 11AM until the funeral hour on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Bobby Matt Bargo, 74 of Smith was born on Saturday, July 8, 1939 and died on Friday, March 7, 2014 at Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is a retired Iron Worker and member of Structural Ornamental Iron Workers Union Local 22.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Matt Bargo and Lectie Middleton Bargo;his wife Morine Hensley Bargo and his brothers, Fuston Bargo and Lyle Bargo.
He is survived by his children, Cheryl Ann Bargo of Green Castle, Indiana; Lectie Ruth Bargo of Brownsburg, Indiana; Lyle Fuston Bargo of Indianapolis, Indiana; Emily Morine Bargo Stidham of Brownsburg, Indiana and Robert Bargo of Union City, Tennessee. His sisters, Geraldine “Gerri” Field of Brownsburg, Indiana, Clarice Kirk of Beaver CreekOhio; Eslean Shoup of Somerset, Kentucky; Evelyn Ryan Barker of Kettering, Ohio and Opel O’Connell of Ohio. Also surviving are three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services will be Monday, March 10, 2014 at 1pm at Pace Chapel with Rev. Ernest Hensley officiating. Burial will follow at Middleton Cemetery with family & friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be after 2PM Sunday at the church.
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