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Subject: Hazard Herald obits from week of Mar 9 to Mar 13
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 13:25:46 EST


Farmer A. Shepherd, 83, of New Tazewell, Tennessee, died Thursday, March 3,
2005 at home. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Vanover Shepherd; children, Kim
and Mike Pace, Arnold and Sis Shepherd, Leona and Z.D. Baker, America and
Junior Holbrooks, Arthur and Barb Shepherd, Aloza and Goldie Shepherd, Darkies
and J.C. Crase, Alice and Freddie Campbell, Maudie Baker, Bob and Betty Combs,
Evalee and Paul Vanover, Pearl D. and Norma Combs, Troy P. and Marilyn Combs,
Mae Williams, David and Kathleen Combs; 1 brother, Arnold Shepherd; host of
grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Funeral was conducted
Saturday, March 5, 2005 at Claiborne Funeral Home in New Tazewell, Tennessee
with Rev. Eugene Baker officiating, burial in the Irish Memorial Gardens
Cemetery. Claiborner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Edith S. Gilbertson
Edith S. Gilbertson, 80, of Madison, Indiana, died Monday, February 28, 2005
at the Kings Daughters Hospital. She is survived by 1 daughter, Lucy Reddick
of Madison, IN; 4 sons, John Shepherd of Scottsburg, IN; Joe Asher of Hazard;
Jim Gilbertson of Madison, IN; Peter Gilbertson of Lexington, IN; 14
grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral was
conducted Thursday, March 3, 2005 at the Collins Funeral Home in Madison, IN, with
Pastor Mike LaFountain officiating, burial in the Scaffold Lick Cemetery in
Blocher, IN. Collins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Forrest Basso

Virginia Forrest Basso, 78, of Hazard, died Friday, March 4, 2005 at home.
She is survived by 2 daughters, Susan Grace Holbrook of Richmond; Maria Jonell
Basso of Hazard; 1 son, Johnny James Basso of Hazard; 1 sister, Maurine
Castegnaro of Harburley; 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral was
conducted Monday, March 7, 2005 at Mother of Good Counsel Community Church with Father
Mike Chowning officiating, burial in the Riverside Cemetery. Engle-Walker
Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Finley Kermit Baker

Finley Kermit Baker, 35, of Viper, died Saturday, March 5, 2005. He was the
son of the late James Baker and Irene Brashear Baker. He is survived by his
wife Bridget Baker; mother, Irene Baker; 2 step-daughters, Heather Gamble and
Jennifer Gamble; 2 step-sons, Steven Sturgill and Michael Sturgill; 2 sisters,
Rhonda Combs of Viper; Petrina Miller of Lotts Creek; 1 brother, Dannie Baker of
Acup; host of nieces and nephews. Funeral was conducted Tuesday, March 8,
2005 with Gary Fugate officiating at the Maggard Brothers Funeral Home Chapel,
burial in the H.H. Brashear Cemetery in Viper. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in
charge of arrangements.

Susan B. Campbell

Susan B. Campbell, 95, of Hazard, died Friday, February 18, 2005 at the
Hazard Nursing Home. She is survived by 1 daughter, Juanita Hulette of Hazard; 1
son, Wilgus Campbell of Lexington; 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and 1
great-great-grandchild. Funeral was conducted Monday, February 21, 2005 at
Engle-Walker Funeral Home Chapel with James Hamblin and Halliburton Greer
officiating, burial in the Riverside Cemetery. Engle-Walker Funeral Home in charge
of arrangements.

Ruby Gilbert Slusher

Ruby Gilbert Slusher, daughter of the late Herbert B. and Sibyl Lewis
Slusher, passed away February 19, 2005 at the Hazard Nursing Home. Mrs. Slusher was
born January 16, 1917 being 88 years 1 month and 3 days of age at the time of
her passing. Mrs. Gilbert was an elementery school teacher and taught in the
Knox County School System for more than 40 years and following her retirement
she was a volunteer at the Knox County Hospital for several years. She also
taught Sunday School for a number of years. She was a member of the Eastern Star
for more than 50 years. She was preceded in death by her husband Lee A.
Slusher. She is survived by 1 son, David W. Slusher of Mason, Ohio; 1 daughter,
Jerrye Slusher Pratt of Hazard; 2 grandsons, Denver Lee Pratt of Lexington; David
Scott Slusher of Mason, Ohio; 2 granddaughters, Greta Kathryn Pratt of
Georgetown, SC; Melissa Slusher Park of Loveland, Ohio; 4 great-granddaughters,
Courtney Lawrence Pratt and Holly Russell Pratt, both of Lexington; Samantha Jordon
Slusher and Lauren Nicole Slusher, both of Mansville, Ohio; special
sister-in-law, Virginia Slusher Lewellen of Pineville; 2 special nieces, Shirley
Lewellen Hufstidler of Pineville; Betty Slusher Swintek of Dayton, Ohio; host of
nieces, nephews and friends. Mrs. Slusher was laid to rest at the Barbourville
City Cemetery in Barbourville.

Susie Standafer

Susie Standafer, 70, of Hazard, died Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at the Hazard
Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Harrison Baker and Vice
Campbell. She is survived by her husband, Oberline Standafer; 3 daughters, Barbara
Gail Morris, Elizabeth Jane Bryant and Doris Kay Johnson; 2 sons, Randall Couch
and Paul Edward Couch; 7 sisters, Ada Lee Gray, Fanny Tully, Gertie Oliver,
Nancy Hubble, Ella Jane Creech, Rita Faye Wilhoyte and Ann Laprad; 3 brothers,
Paul Baker, Hiarm Oliver and Harve Oliver; 9 grandchildren, 9
great-grandchildren. Funeral was conducted Friday, March 4, 2005 at Maggard Brothers Funeral
Home Chapel with M.B. Feltner officiating, burial in the Couch Cemetery in
Brownsfork. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Judge Robert Hayes

Judge Robert Hayes, 81, of Tyler, Texas passed away March 6, 2005 at VA
Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Judge Hayes was born and raised in Hazard, Kentucky. He
attended the University of Cincinatti. He graduated from the Universite of
Texas after serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was survived by his wife,
Florence Hayes of Tyler, Texas; one daughter, Sherri Beauchamp of Manor, Texas;
two sons, Tim Ha yes of Austin, Texas, and Rod Hayes of Denver, Colorado. Also
surviving are three siblings; Thomas Hayes of Hazard, Kentucky, Pauline
Nidiffer of Lexington, Kentucky, and Mary Jane Cox of Elizabethtown, Kentucky. He
also had three deceased sisters; Bernice Short and Irene Noble of Hazard, and
Virginia Ritchie of Dayton, Ohio. Memorial services will be held March 13,
2005, 2 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church in Tyler, Texas.


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