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Subject: [KYPERRY] Hazard Herald Obituaries: Week of Jan 23, 2007
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 12:12:34 EST
Hazard Herald Obituaries: Week of Jan 23, 2007
Harry Watts, Sr.
Harry Watts, Sr, the husband of Patty Morgan Watts, whom he married on
January 31, 1954, passed away on Sunday, January 20, at the Hazard A.R.H.
Hospital. At the time of his death, Mr. Watts was 74 years of age. The son of the
late Luther and Virginia Combs Watts, he was born in Vicco on December 21, 1933.
Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Billie
Mr. Watts got into the mobile home business in Prestonsburg with his cousin,
Herbert Haynes, in 1964. The Prestonsburg operation was one of seven
locations the two had. In his early days of working with his cousin, Mr. Watts
delivered mobile homes before he started selling them. In the early 1970s, Mr.
Watts and his wife founded Watts Mobile Homes, Inc., which was located on KY 15
North in Hazard before moving to their present location when the Daniel Boone
Parkway was completed.
Along with his family and business, he was devoted to his Lord and Savior.
He has served as a Deacon at Hazard’s First Baptist Church, New Hope Church
and the Lothair United Methodist Church.
Along with his wife and business partner, Patty M. Watts, he is survived by
his two daughters, Sandy and husband Ted Henry and Tricia and husband Sam
Hall and his son, Harry Watts, Jr. and wife Jamie, all of Hazard. He is also
survived by his sister, Debbie Watts Snowden of Richmond and his eight
The family received friends on Tuesday evening, January 22 at Maggard’s
Mountain View Chapel where the funeral service will be conducted today,
Wednesday, January 23, at 2:00 PM with Rev. Mike Barnett and Rev. Dan Griffiths
officiating. Entombment will be at the Mountain Views Memorial Gardens in Hazard.
Active pallbearers were John Arnett, John Smith, David Farler, John Hall and
Harold Brashear. Honorary pallbearers were Elrod Smith, Roy Campbell, Jerry
Moses, Rocky Leveridge, Ronnie Burns, Sam Hall and Ted Henry.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the New Hope
All arrangements were entrusted to the staff of Maggard’s Mountain View
Alta Mae Fugate Williams
Mrs. Alta Mae Fugate Williams, who was born on September 12, 1920, at Ary,
passed away on Tuesday, January 15, at the Cedar Ridge Health Campus in
Cynthiana. At the time of her death, she was 87 years of age. She was the widow of
Rev. Dewitt Williams who had pastured the Dwarf Baptist Church, where she was
a member. Mrs. Williams, a homemaker, was also active in church work. Along
with her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents, Sam Martin
and Flora Bell Stone Fugate, her son, Robert Dewitt Williams, a grandson,
Anthony Cornett and a great-grandson, Matthew Miller.
Mrs. Williams is survived by her sons, Myron Granville Williams and wife
Cathy of Knoxville, Tennessee. Earl Gordon Williams and wife Carol of Lewisport,
Kermit Williams and wife Donna of Clearcreek and Gerald Keith Williams of
Fisty. Her surviving daughters are Brenda Lucille Cornett and husband Sidney of
Louisville, Jewell Sue Combs and husband Rondal of Bethel, Ohio and Deanna
Fugate and husband Ronald of Hazard. Her surviving siblings are Ellis Fugate
and wife Lillie of Ary, Eldridge Fugate of Corbin and Jewell Evans of Texas.
She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren
and many other relatives and friends.
The family received friends Sunday evening, January 20, at the Dwarf Baptist
Church where the funeral service was conducted at noon on Monday with the
Rev. Randy Combs officiating. The burial was at the Fugate Family Cemetery at
All arrangements were entrusted to the staff at the Engle-Walker Funeral
Charles “Doodle” Caudill
Charles “Doodle” Caudill of Linefork passed away on Friday, January 18, at
the Hazard A.R.H. emergency room. He died from injuries in a one-vehicle
accident at Cornettsville.
He is survived by his mother, Zelma Presley and his children, Jessica Lynn
Caudill, Jason Wayne and Joshua Charles Caudill, all of Indiana. His surviving
siblings are Saundra Elaine Johnson of Lexington, Diana Gail Johnson of
Kite, Kathy Denise Hale of Blackey, Donna Faye Underwood of Indiana, Rickey Allen
Caudill, Kim Elmer Caudill and Ronnie B. Caudill, all of Indiana. He is also
survived by one grandchild as well as his former wife, Carlene Caudill, a
resident of Indiana.
The family received friends on Monday evening, January 21, at the Cedar
Grove Old Regular Baptist Church in Linefork where the funeral service was held
on Tuesday afternoon with Chad Campbell officiating. The burial was at the
Baldwin Cemetery at Linefork.
Brashear-Callahan Funeral Home of Viper was in charge of all arrangements.
Mae Stepp, who was born November 6, 1935, in Viper, passed away on Tuesday,
January 15, in Mt. Sterling. The widow of Golden Stepp, she was 72 years of
age at the time of her death. Mrs. Stepp, a homemaker was a member of The Tree
of Life Pentecostal Church. Along with her husband, she was also preceded in
death by her parents, Sam and Laura Clark and her sons, Bobby, Toddy, Ralph,
Tony, Mickey and Richard Glenn.
Her survivors are her son, Randy Stepp of Mt. Sterling; her daughters, Joyce
Feltner of Viper and Margie Feltner of Hazard; her brother, Dewey Clark of
Winchester and her sisters, Maggie Craft of Cornettsville and Francis Joseph
of Slemp. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren, nine
step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and ten step-great-grandchildren along with a
host of other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Stepp’s funeral service was conducted on Saturday, January 19, at the
Leatherwood Freewill Pentecostal Church at Slemp with Billy Banks, Larry
Smith, John Potter and Pete Combs officiating. The burial took place at the
Shepherd at Slemp.
Engle-Walker Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Freda Mae Farrell Lykins
Freda Mae Farrell Lykins, the wife of Leo Lykins, passed away on Friday,
January 18, at the Hazard A.R.H. Hospital. At the time of her death, she was
eighty years of age. She was the daughter of the late William B. and Jewel
Woodall Farrell. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister
and two brothers.
Along with her husband, Mrs. Lykins is survived by two daughter, Judy Combs
and Glynda Lykins and one son, Leo Lykins, Jr., all of Hazard. She is also
survived by her sister, Wanda Ashley of Erlanger and her brother, Elmer Farrell
of Independence. She was the grandmother of six and great-grandmother of
The family received friends on Saturday evening, January 19, at Maggard
Brothers Funeral Home where the funeral service was conducted on Sunday afternoon
at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Buddy Turner officiating. Interment was at the
Riverside Cemetery in Hazard.
All arrangements were entrusted to the staff of Maggard Brothers Funeral
Oliver Benjermin Vanzant
Oliver Benjermin Vanzant of Leatherwood passed away on Thursday, January 17,
at the Hazard A.R.H. Medical Center’s emergency room. He was twenty-one
years of age at the time of his death, which was the result of an automobile
He was the son of Oliver and Imogene Vanzant of Leatherwood. Other survivors
are his children, Tori and Isaac Pennington, both of Cumberland, his
sisters, Jennie Vanzant, Misty Caldwell and Olivia Vanzant. He is also survived by
his fianc/e, Amanda Pennington of Cumberland.
The family received friends on Friday evening, January 18, at the
Brashear-Callahan Funeral Home of Viper where the funeral service was conducted on
Saturday morning with Frank Vanzant officiating. The burial was at the Vanzant
Cemetery in Williamsburg, Kentucky.
All arrangements were entrusted to the staff of Brashear-Callahan Funeral
Home of Viper.
Bill Clemons passed away after a short illness on Sunday, January 13, at the
Hazard A.R.H. Hospital. He was a resident of Hardshell, and at the time of
his death he was 63 years of age. He was preceded in death by his parents,
Urban and Irene Noble Clemons. The U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran was a former
employee of Arch on the North Fork, and at the time of his death was a Public
Defender for the Kentucky Justice Cabinet in Eastern Kentucky.
He is survived by his daughter, Wanda Faye and husband Greg Hardin of
Jackson; his son, Randall Scott Clemons of Hardshell as well as two sisters, Judy
Hudson and Gilla Ann Miller, both of Hardshell. He was the grandfather of Greg
Hardin, Jr., Shawn Cody Hardin and Branden Scott Hardin. He is also survived
by a special friend, Cathy Moreland.
The funeral service was held on Tuesday, January 15, at 11:00 AM at the
Deaton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eldon Miller officiating. The burial was
at the Noble Cemetery at Hardshell.
Deaton Funeral Home of Jackson was in charge of all arrangements.
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