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Obituary Notices for September 10, 2008


 

Jesse Perkins

Jesse Perkins, of Buck Creek Road, Williamsburg, Ky. departed this life on Aug. 31, 2008 at the Williamsburg Nursing Home, in Williamsburg, Ky. He was 86 years, six months and 16 days of age. Jesse was born on Feb. 15, 1922 in Laurel Fork, Ky. to the late, Peter Perkins and Maudie (Powers) Perkins. Jesse was a veteran of the United States Army having served in World War II. Jesse was a member of Mt. Ash Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen Geneva (Bunch) Perkins of Williamsburg, Ky.; a son, Jimmy Perkins and his wife Barbara Ann (Leach) Perkins of Williamsburg, Ky.; seven daughters, Wanda Faye Perkins of Scottsbluff, Neb., Linda Joyce Smith and her husband Tom of London, Ky., Treva Leverne Perkins of Marysville, Calif., Ruth Elenna Leach and her husband James of the Saxton Community, Williamsburg, Ky., Retha Ann Rohas and her husband Robert of Olivehurst, Calif., Debra Jean Collett and her husband Sherman of Williamsburg, Ky. and Mary Alice Durkin and her husband Kenny of Kansas City, Mo.; one step-daughter, Cynthia Cohan of Olive Hurst, Calif.; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, William Arnold Perkins of Williamsburg, Ky.; two sisters, Janie Wilder of Clinton, Miss. and Mary Jenkins of Melvindale, Mich.; a special ex-son-in-law, Felix McFarland of Tennessee and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.

Visitation was after 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008 at Mt. Ash Baptist Church.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 at Mt. Ash Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in the Hackler Cemetery at Mt. Ash, Kentucky. Military Graveside Services were conducted by American Legion Post #88, Corbin, Kentucky.

Special thanks to the Employees of Williamsburg Nursing Home.

Condolences can be made to the family at croleyfuneralhome.com

Croley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Roscoe Bray

Roscoe Bray, age 66, of Woodbine, passed away on Wednesday Sept. 3, 2008 at his home.

He was a retired truck driver, a United States Army Vietnam Veteran, and a member of both the American Legion and VFW.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvin and Edna Bray, and brother, Clarence Denver Bray.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Bray; children, Bo Bray, Rachel Simmons, and Mary Ruth Meadows; six grandchildren, Scott, Bridgette, Justin, Cassie, Jessica, and Mary Anne; two step-sons, Terry and Wayne Fenton; five step-grandchildren; brother, Kenneth “Beaver” Bray; sister, Sue Schlegel and by a host of family and friends who will all mourn his passing.

Funeral service was Saturday Sept. 6, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home.

Visitation was from 6-9 p.m. on Friday at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home.

Messages of condolence may be written to the family by logging on to vankirkgrisellfuneralhome.com.

Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Walter Lonnie Vann

Walter Lonnie Vann, Sr., age 55, of Jellico, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at the Jellico Community Hospital. He was born Feb. 23, 1953, at Jellico, Tenn., the son of Ophelia Jones Vann and the late Walter Love Vann.

Lonnie was a member of the Church of God Mountain Assembly in Jellico.

He was a former member of the Jellico City Council and also enjoyed working in sports with children. He had been a Little League Coach, Elementary Basketball Coach, Junior Pro Coach and T. Ball Coach.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Catherine (Cathy) Vann; son, Walter Lonnie Vann, Jr. and wife Adora; grandson, Walter Lonnie Vann, III; mother, Ophelia Vann, all of Jellico; brother, Bill Vann of Williamsburg, Ky.; sisters, Faye Bowlin of Jellico, Sandy Hudson and husband Jim, of Clinton, Tenn. and Teresa Huckaby and husband Tim, of Jellico.

Funeral services were at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at the Church of God Mountain Assembly with Rev. Ray Landes officiating. Interment was at 11:00 a.m., Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, in the Jellico Cemetery.

Cox Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Luetta Terry

Luetta Terry, age 90, of Jellico, Tenn. passed away Thursday, Sept. 4 at her home. She was born Aug. 29, 1918 in Clairfield, Tenn.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Terry.

She is survived by five sons, Leonard Terry, Ralph Terry, Roland Terry and wife Wilma and Raymond Terry all of Jellico, Tenn. and Jerome Terry and wife Donna of Saxton, Ky.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a host of friends and family to mourn her passing.

Visitation was 12-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008 in the Harp Funeral Home Chapel with funeral services at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Durand Dixon officiating. Burial followed in the Terry Family Cemetery.

Harp Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

June Lowe Leach Rutherford

June Lowe Leach Rutherford, age 78, of LaFollette formerly of Jellico, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 4 at St. Mary’s Health System in Knoxville, Tenn. She was born Jan. 6, 1930 in Whitley, Ky.

She is preceded in death by her father, L.C. Lowe; mother, Mary Jane Massengill Lowe; a husband and father of her children, James Leach; sons, Michael Leach and Larry Leach; brothers, Emon, David, Jack and James Lowe and sisters, Helen Lowe Wallace, Reba, Jane and Marry Lowe.

She is survived by her husband, Sill Rutherford; sons, Ronnie Leach, Gary “Boo” Leach, Rodney “Bud” Leach; daughter, Brenda Leach; sisters, Barbara Sexton and Laura Lowe Strunk; grandchildren, James M. Leach, Larry Leach, Michelle Renner, Joni Renner, Melissa, Brad Foley, Jordan Leach, Nakia Leach, Darrell Whitaker, Danny Whitaker and Donnie Whitaker; nineteen great-grandchildren and a host of friends and family to mourn her passing.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6 in the Chapel of Hart Funeral Home with funeral services at 8 p.m. with Rev. Roger Webb and Rev. Adam Hunley officiating. Burial was 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008 in the Douglas Cemetery.

Harp Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Faye Croley

Faye Croley of Holly Grove Road, Corbin, Ky. formerly of Williamsburg, departed this life on Saturday morning, Sept. 6, 2008 at the Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin, Kentucky. She was 64 years, ten months and 28 days of age. She was born Oct. 8, 1943 in Whitley County, Ky. to the late Sam Sutton and Fannie (Phillips) Sutton. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Becky Croley.

She is survived by husband, Claude W. Croley of Corbin, Ky.; two sons, Daniel Allan Croley and his wife Carly of Corbin, Ky. and Mark Anthony Croley of Keavy, Ky.; three daughters, Billie Faye York and her husband Jimmy of Amelia, Ohio, Theresa Rapier and her husband Ronnie of Keavy, Ky. and Dottie Cubrich and her husband Nick of Omaha, Neb.; ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Carol Keeling of Rockholds, Ky. and Betty McKay of Corbin, Ky.; a brother, Lewis Sutton of Rockholds, Ky.; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.

Visitation was after 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008 at the Croley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008 at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doyle Lester officiating. Burial will follow in the Sutton-Pemberton Cemetery, Williamsburg.

Condolences can be made to the family at croleyfunalhome.com

Croley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

David Cooper

SGT David Keith Cooper, of Pilot Drive, Williamsburg, Ky. died in combat, serving his country on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 in Baghdad, Iraq. He was born Nov. 24, 1982 in Whitley County, Ky. to Ronald and Judy (Parrott) Cooper. He was 25 years, nine months and three days of age. He was a 2001 graduate of Williamsburg High School. After high school he enrolled in Eastern Kentucky University. He enlisted in the US Army in May of 2004. He attended Basic Training at Fort Sill, Okla. and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Okla. and Redstone Arsenal.

In Nov. of 2005, SGT Cooper was assigned to Golf Forward Support Company, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery, at Fort Hood, Texas as a 94M, Radar Repair Mechanic. He deployed shortly thereafter in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-07. While assigned as a Gladiator he served as a command team driver and company armorer. He was selected to serve on CSM Williams’ Personal Security Detail.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and the Combat Action Badge.

He is survived by his parents, Ronald and Judy (Parrott) Cooper of Williamsburg, Ky.; two sisters, Veronica Cooper and Vanessa Cooper and her fiancé, Dave Seeger all of Richmond, Ky.; his wife, Amanda (Fuston) Cooper of Corbin, Ky.; his grandparents, Wanda and E.L. Cooper of Jellico, Tenn., his aunts, Jenny Begluitti of Oliver Springs, Tenn., Joyce Dippel and her husband Marty of Lafollette, Tenn. and Janice Rutherford of Evansville, Ind.; his uncles, Steve Cooper of Knoxville, Tenn. and John Parrott and wife Sonya of Jellico, Tenn. and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.

Visitation was after 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008 at the Croley Funeral Home.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008 at the Croley Funeral Chapel with LTC William Prewitt, United States Army Chaplain officiating. Full Military Honors were conducted by a detachment from Fort Campbell, Ky. following the funeral service at the Bowlin Cemetery in Jellico, Tenn.

Condolences can be made to the family at croleyfuneralhome.com

Croley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Tommy G. Mayne

Tommy G. Mayne, 56, of Corbin, passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2008 at the local hospital.

He was the husband of Sondra Mayne and the father of Samantha Mayne.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by O'Neil Funeral Home.

 

David Chambers

David Chambers, age 46, of White Oak, Tenn. passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 at St. Mary’s Medical Center, LaFollette, Tenn.

Graveside funeral services were 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 at the Old Fellow Cemetery wth Rev. Leonard Siler officiating.

Cox & Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Edith Smith

Edith Lawless Smith, 76, formerly of Corbin, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 in Eaton, Ohio.

Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Friday with funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Robert L. Crook Funeral Center in West Alexandria, Ohio.

Courtesy of Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home.

 

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