Obituaries announced on WCPM

Wilma Jean Eldridge, age 62 of Cumberland, KY, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Harlan ARH Healthcare.  She was born in Virginia on February 21, 1952 to the late Floyd and Mattie Caudill Eldridge.  Wilma spent her life as a homemaker and believed in the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Bill Caudill and Baxter C. Eldridge; sister, Josie Fleenor; and special brother-in-law, Bill Shields. She leaves to cherish her memory: siblings, Alice Polson (Ralph) of Cumberland, Nadine Franklin (John) of Partridge, Kathy Shields of Benham, Reuben Eldridge (Wanda) of Lynch and Fred Eldridge (Judy) of Cumberland; nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, that she loved dearly; and a host of other family and friends. The family will receive friends in the Chapel of the Tri City Funeral Home on Saturday, July 19, 2014 between 7 – 9 pm and on Sunday, July 20, 2014, between 6 – 9 pm.  Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Monday, July 21, 2014, in the Chapel with Reverend Billy Conn officiating.  Interment will be in the Benham Cemetery with nephews serving as pallbearers. You may leave online condolences for the family at www.tricityfuneralhome.com and www.harlanobits.net. Tri City Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Veronica Olene Ingram, age 51 of Benham, KY, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at her residence.  She was born in Harlan, KY on January 26, 1963 to the late Bonnie Back. In addition to her mother, Olene is preceded in death by her step-father, Burchess “Bigfoot” Back; brother, Orvill Roger Morris; and step-brother, Wayne Back. Survivors include three siblings:  Delane Morris (Karen) of Peru, IN, Verla Lynn Lewis (Harold) of Benham, KY, and Carolyn Spencer of Cumberland, KY; step-siblings, Sara Kelly (Leroy), Tena Smith (Danny), and Doyle Back (Angie); two very special nieces, Betty Russell (Keith), Sheila Dixon (Terry); very special nephew, Terry Ingram; as well as many others whom she adored. The family will receive friends in the Chapel of the Tri City Funeral Home, 506 Holly Street, Benham, KY on Friday, July 18, 2014, between 6 – 9 pm.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 1 pm with Reverends Mark Turner, Glenn Cornett and John Sizemore officiating.  Interment will follow in the West Lawn Cemetery in Cumberland, KY.  Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. You may leave online condolences for the family at www.tricityfuneralhome.com and www.harlanobits.net.  Tri City Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

William (Bill) Allen Woods, age 72 of Lynch, KY, entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 14, 2014, at the Harlan ARH Hospital.  He was born December 03, 1941 in Greenville, Mississippi to the late Pervy and Pauline Dugger Woods.  Bill served his community as a Pharmacist for over 40 years at the Lynch Medical Services and the Tri City Medical Clinic before retiring.  He believed in the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Lynn) Woods, of Lynch, KY; special caregiver, David Turner; caregiver, Lowell Davidson; and host of other friends. The family will receive friends at the Chapel of theTri City Funeral Home, 506 Holly Street, Benham, KY on Thursday, July 17, 2014, between 5 pm – 9 pm.  You may leave online condolences for the family at www.tricityfuneralhome.com and www.harlanobits.net. Tri City Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Phillip Paul Cummins, age 37, passed at his home in Lexington, KY on Saturday, July 12, 2014.  He was born in Harlan, KY on March 31, 1977 to Tonnie Yaden Carroll and Curtis Lee Cummins.  Phillip was an employee of Valvoline National Oil in Lexington, KY for approximately 15 years.  He believed in the Baptist Faith.  He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Ralph Lee Yaden and Curtis Gordy Cummins; and uncle, Mark Sherman. He leaves behind his wife, Amanda Mason Cummins, of Lexington; daughter, Paislee Cummins, of Lexington; mother, Tonnie Carroll (Johnny) of Putney; father, Lee Cummins (Sherry), of Lexington; brother, Cade Cummins, of Lexington; grandmothers, June Howell of Putney and Betty Barnes (Jim) of Benham; step-sister, Lesli Carroll Gilliam (Eric) of Lexington; friends at Ashland Oil Company of Lexington; and a host of other family and friends. The family will receive friends at the Cumberland Missionary Baptist Church, 408 Spring Street, Cumberland, KY on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, between 10 am and 2 pm.  Funeral services will be held at the church immediately following visitation hours at 2 pm with the Reverend Dennis Williams officiating.  Interment will be in the DL Creech Cemetery at Blair, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers. You may leave online condolences for the family at www.tricityfuneralhome.com and www.harlanobits.net.  Tri City Funeral Home of Benham, KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.

 Mary Magalene Lewis, 91, of Cumberland departed this life on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Diversicare of Nicholasville. She was born May 29, 1923 to the late Marion and Belle White Bush. She was a homemaker and was a member of Gilliam Chapel Church. Other than her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Ranzo Lewis; her brothers, Lawrence White, Talmadge Bush, George Bush, Andyfee Bush; one sister, Christine Gilliam; and a grand-daughter, Shrelia Fuller.  She is survived by her children, Barbara Rosensteel of Cumberland; Roger Lewis and wife Glenda of Indiana; Ronnie Lewis of Nicholasville; Chuck Lewis and wife Sandy of Hamilton; Richard Lewis of Illinois; Vickie Smith and husband Larry of Nicholasville; and Crystal Clarkson of Lexington; her brother Robert Bush and wife Velda of Louisville, & two sisters, Faye North of Shelbyville and Jewell Ison and husband Don of Cumberland. She also leaves behind fourteen grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the chapel of Tri-City Funeral Home in Benham, KY on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, between 6 – 9 pm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at noon. Interment will be in the Huff Cemetery in Cumberland, KY. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. You may leave online condolences for the family atwww.tricityfuneralhome.comandwww.harlanobits.netTri City Funeral Home in Benham, KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Gerald Wayne Jackson, age 63 of 522 Second Street in Lynch, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the Markey Cancer Center in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born on October 20, 1950, unto the union of the late Amos & Lula Pearl Melton Jackson in Lynch, Kentucky.   He was a retired coal miner for U.S. Steel and Arch of Kentucky.   He believed in the Baptist faith and was a member of the Greater Mt. Sinai Bapt. Church.
He leaves to mourn his passing, wife Wilma Jackson of Lexington, KY, two brothers, Amos (Vergie) Jackson and Lamar (Linda) Jackson all of Lynch, KY, two sisters, Jackie Carter and Charlotte (Howard) Bridges all of Columbus, Ohio, two cousins, Rutland (Mae) Melton and Renee Melton all of Lynch, KY, a special friend, Faye Brown of Lynch, KY, a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Johnson Funeral Home at 12 noon with funeral services immediately following at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ronnie Hampton officiating. Burial will follow in the Monte Vista Cemetery in Cumberland, KY.
Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers Johnson Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Virgie Delph, age 81 of Partridge, KY, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 05, 2014, at her residence.  She was born in Inman, VA on May 05, 1933 to the late Bascum and Ester Coomer Ramey.  Virgie was a homemaker and 45 year member of the Lewis Creek Pentecostal Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Archie J. Delph. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Judy Delph and Wanda Hatfield of Cumberland, Nancy Manis of Versailles, KY, Peggy Goode of Richmond, KY, Dewey Delph and Dennis Delph of Partridge, KY; siblings, George Ramey and Mildred Ramey; 9 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. The family will receive friends at the Lewis Creek Pentecostal Church in Partridge, KY on Sunday, June 08, 2014, between 12 – 2 pm.  Funeral services will be held immediately following visitation at 2 pm with Reverend Ron Oplinger officiating.  Interment will be in the Maggard Cemetery in Partridge, KY. Pallbearers are Mike Collier, Logan Cornett, Johnathan Goode, David Manis, Brad Florek and Jacob Craiger.  Honorary pallbearers are Bradely Goode and Ronald Hatfield. You may leave online condolences for the family at www.tricityfuneralhome.com and www.harlanobits.net. Tri City Funeral Home in Benham, KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Jimmy Dale Shepherd, Sr., age 69 of Cumberland, KY, passed away following a terminal illness @ 7:30 am on Wednesday, June 04, 2014, at his home with his loving wife at his side.  He was born in Harlan County, KY on June 27, 1944 to the late Leonard Sr. and Maggie Helton Shepherd.  Jimmy served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War and returned as a decorated soldier.  He believed in the Old Regular Baptist faith and was a Kentucky Colonel. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Marion Rudolph Shepherd, Howard Glen Shepherd, Sara Shepherd Boggs and her husband, Jimmy (Red) Boggs, Raymond Darrell Shepherd, and brother-in-law, Sonny Camacho. He loved spending time with his family and is survived by his wife, Linda Raleigh Shepherd; children, Neta and John (Rob) Collier and their children, Peyton and Chase, of Perkasie, PA, Catina and Matthew Duckworth and their children, Andrew, Kayle and Joshua, of Cumberland, and Jimmy (Buddy) and Catherine Shepherd and their children, Breanna and Jimmy, of Cumberland; sister, Bernice Shepherd Camacho; brother, Leonard Shepherd, Jr. and his wife, Angela Creech Shepherd; sister-in-laws, Margret Philps Shepherd and Juanita Slone Shepherd; and a host of other family and friends. The family will receive friends in the Chapel of the Tri City Funeral Home at 506 Holly Street, Benham, KY on Friday, June 06, 2014, between 5 – 8 pm.  Funeral services will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, June 07, 2014, at 4:30 pm with Charles Shepherd officiating.  Interment will be in the DL Creech Cemetery in Blair, KY with military rites observed at graveside. Pallbearers are Leonard Edward (LE), Jimmy, Mark, Zack, Luke, Red Boggs and Richard Harris. You may leave online condolences for the family at www.tricityfuneralhome.com and www.harlanobits.net. Tri City Funeral Home in Benham, KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Ruby Smith, 92, of Cumberland passed from this life on Monday, June2, 2014 at the Harlan ARH. She was born January 31, 1922 to the late Wiley and Delia Myers Mink. Ruby was a homemaker and believed in the Baptist faith. Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her husband the late George Smith Jr. two daughters Frances Bryant and Janice Rogers. Survivors include her children, Barbara Smith, Peggy Yates, Linda Estep, Davetta Gilley, and Debbie Hendrickson; twenty eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 1-2 pm in the chapel of Tri City Funeral Home, funeral services will follow at 2 pm with Pastor Eddie Estep officiating. Following the services burial will be held in the Benham Cemetery, Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  Online condolences may be left for the family atwww.tricityfuneralhome.comorwww.harlanobits.net Tri City Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.