Obituaries announced on WCPM

Geneva Cornett, age 88, of 1112 Kingdom Come Drive, Cumberland, Kentucky, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 29, 2014,  following a long illness. She was born on September 26, 1925, unto the union of the late Fred & Rebecca Halcomb Lane in Blair, Kentucky. She was a retired clerk for Meyers & Creech Department Stores and was a member of the Cumberland Missionary Baptist Church. She leaves to mourn her passing, husband, Alfred Cornett of Cumberland, KY, daughter, Teresa Creech of Dionne, Kentucky,  grandchildren, James Creech, Ryan Creech, & Stephen Creech all of Cumberland, KY, great grandchildren, Elijah Ryan Creech, Whitney & Donovan Creech all of Cumberland, KY, & William Creech of Harlan, KY, and great great grandchild, JD Creech of Cumberland, KY. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 31, 2014, from 6- 9 pm at the Cumberland Valley Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 1, 2014, at 1 p.m. with Dennis Williams and Glenn Cornett officiating. Burial will follow in the Clark-Cornett Cemetery in Linefork, KY. Pallbearers will be grandsons and Honorary Pallbearers are the Lions Club. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cumberland Valley Funeral Home of Cumberland, KY entrusted with arrangements.
Katherine F. McCall, age 57, of Cumberland, Kentucky, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Rosewood Nursing Facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky after a long illness. She was a home maker & mother that believed in the Baptist faith . She is preceded in death by her mother Rena Shepherd Fouts and sister, Margie Eldridge. She leaves to mourn her passing, father Henry Fouts of Cumberland, KY, son, James A. McCall of Berea, KY, daughters, Tina Hall and Wanda Joseph both of Cumberland, Kentucky, brothers, George & Carlos Fouts both of Cumberland, KY and sister, Betty Eldridge of Cumberland, KY, five grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive. Visitation will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Cumberland Valley Funeral Home in Cumberland, KY with funeral services immediately following at 12 noon with R.B. Browning officiating.   Burial will follow in the Fouts Family Cemetery in Cumberland, Kentucky.
Pallbearers:   Randy Hall, Preston Hall, James McCall, Michael Shepherd, Austin McCall, Henry Eldridge, Harold Joseph and Jeff Thompson. Cumberland Valley Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

 Franklin (Danny) Boggs, age 80 of Gordon, KY, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard, KY.  He was born on December 16, 1933 in Harlan County, KY to the late John and Rebecca Baker Boggs.  Franklin worked approximately 40 years as a Woodworking Machine Salesman for Diehl Machines and Weinig Group before retiring.  He attended the Cumberland Missionary Baptist and served his country in the US Air Force. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, John Boggs, Jr., Cora Boggs and Ruth Taylor. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 61 years, Joan Conklin Boggs; sons, Edward Boggs (Sherry) of Florida and Jerry Boggs (Violet) of Gordon, KY; brothers, Millard, Burton, and Randy Boggs; sisters, Muriel Hoskins, Margie Stratton, Dorothy Weaver, Betty Carl, and Brenda Branch; grandchildren, Jason Boggs (Holly), Laura McGhee (Nikai), and April Thomas (Bryan); great grandchildren, Eric, Brandon, Allison, Sabrina, Vincent, and Micah; and a host of other family and friends. The family will receive friends in the Chapel of the Tri City Funeral Home, 506 Holly Street, Benham, KY on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, between 5 – 8 pm.  Funeral service will be held in the Chapel at 1 pm on Thursday, July 31, 2014, with the Reverends Dennis Williams, Randy Boggs, and David Boggs officiating.  Interment will follow in the Boggs Cemetery in Gordon, KY. Jerry Boggs, Steven Hensley, Jason Boggs, Preston Carl, Randy Boggs, Jr., Bryan Thomas, Josh Hensley, and Larry Carl 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.

Catherine McKnight Robinson, age 55 of Cumberland, KY, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Pikeville Medical Center.  She was born March 21, 1959 to the late Denver and Minnie Smith McKnight in Lynch, KY.  Cathy was a Certified Nursing Assistant, an accomplished song writer, and spent most of her life caring for those who couldn’t care for themselves.  She believed in the Pentecostal faith and was a member of the Totz Church of God. Other than her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Richard, Roy, and Darwin McKnight; sisters, Mary Schuler and Barbara Thomas; and brother-in-laws, George Schuler and Bill Thomas. She will be missed by her son, Brandon Robinson (fiancé, Stephanie Whitaker), of Hazard, KY; siblings, David McKnight of Cumberland, Johnny McKnight (Kay) of Cumberland, James (June Bug) McKnight (Barbara) of Crab Orchard, KY, Sara (Sissy) Augusta (John) of Johnson City, TN, and Deborah Fields (Shelby) of Benham; fur-babies, Sadie and Bam Bam; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, family, and friends.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, between 5 – 9 pm and Wednesday, July 30, 2014, between 9 am – 2 pm in the Chapel of the Tri City Funeral Home, 506 Holly Street, Benham, KY. Funeral services will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 2 pm with Reverend Jess Dixon officiating and Reverend Mark Turner delivering the eulogy.  Interment will follow in the Hall Cemetery at Cloverlick, KY with nephews serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Diabetic Association and/or the American Cancer Society in memory of Cathy. 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.

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.