Obituaries 23-06-22 | Obituaries | hazard-herald.com






Esther Irene Smith Banks

Ester Irene Smith Banks, 86, of Hazard, died Monday, June 20, 2022 at Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center.

She was born on October 22, 1935. She was a true saint of God. She has always paid homage to the Lord for all that she has accomplished during her life. She joined the Church of God and was baptized when she was 10 years old. She loved to play the piano and sing for her Lord and Saviour. She was a member of the Maple Street Church of God for 34 years. She also co-owned the J and R Supermarket for over 5 years and has also provided home day care to countless families over the years in Perry County.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Thomas Vernon Smith; two sons, Jerry Wayne and Terry Vernon Smith; and her second husband, Donald Blaine Banks; daughter-in-law, Donna Carol Gregory; parents James and Rebecca Dixon; and his 12 siblings.

She is survived by her sons, Randyl Smith (Yvonne) of Lothair, Michael Lynn Smith of Airport Gardens; daughter-in-law, Donna Lynne Smith of Airport Gardens; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 23 at Engle-Bowling Funeral Home with officiants Daniel Madden, Mike Smith, Merill David Collins and Sue Woodruff. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Hazard. Arrangements were under the direction of Engle-Bowling Funeral Home of Hazard.

Guest book can be signed at www.englebowlingfuneralhome.com

This is a paid obituary.







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Dorothy Lee Feltner

Dorothy Lee Feltner, 87, of Georgetown, formerly Perry County, died Saturday, June 18, 2022 at her home.

She was born in Hazard, April 20, 1935, daughter of the late Clint Collins and the late Jewel Collins. She worked as a teacher’s aide at Willard Elementary School for many years, volunteered at ARH Hazard and worked with the Save the Children program.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Lee Feltner; children, Robert Lee Feltner and Teddy Lyn Feltner; siblings, James Mullins, Clint Collins, Jr., Buddy Collins and Shelby Fugate.

She is survived by three daughters, Patricia Walters of Busy, Debra Stacy (Stanley) of Hebron, Teresa Miller (Donald) of Bonnyman; son, Jackie Feltner (Angie) of Corbin; 13 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 at Engle-Bowling Funeral Home with Larry Gross officiating. Interment followed at the Feltner Family Cemetery, Busy. Arrangements were under the direction of Engle-Bowling Funeral Home of Hazard.

Guest book can be signed at www.englebowlingfuneralhome.com

This is a paid obituary.







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Dixie Wood Lykins Martin

Dixie Wood Lykins Martin, 69, died on Monday, June 20, 2022 after a long illness from COP and recent fractures lost her battle by stroke.

She was born October 5, 1952, the daughter of the late Thad and Edna Duff, former residents of Hazard, where she grew up. She was a graduate of Hazard High School, 1970. She was an avid horse rider, enjoyed showing horses at pace, owned and showed horses alongside her stepfather, the late horse trainer Jimmy Martin, his horse barn and his training stable were located at Mercer Co. Fairgrounds.

She was the wife of the late David Lykins and later her late second husband, Donnie Martin.

Mother of Chadwick Lykins and James Joshua Thad Martin. Grandmother of Chad’s daughter Aleaha Lykins and Josh and Lynsey Martin, son Gabriel Silas Duff Marin and daughter Laleigh Rae Martin; all from Mt Pleasant, North Carolina. Only surviving sister, Mary Ellen Gibson of Harrodsburg, and two predeceased brothers, Thad Steven and Christopher Robin Duff, as well as many loving relatives from Harrodsburg, Mt Pleasant NC and Hazard.

A small private gathering at the cemetery will be held at a later date when she arrives with her family in Kentucky.

This is a paid obituary.







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Leslee Anne Ray

Leslee Anne Ray, 32, formerly of Hazard, died Friday, June 17, 2022, in Louisa.

She was born in Hazard, May 8, 1990, daughter of John Ray and Phyllis Slaven Hulett (George). She was a peer specialist employed by the CRA. She loved music, traveling and watching movies for life. She grew up in Buckhorn where she enjoyed fishing and waterskiing.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sons, King Bailey of Hazard and Carter Bailer of Hazard; two sisters, Emilee Ray of Hazard, Kimberlee Ray of Hazard; father of her children, Courtney Bailey; and a host of aunts, uncles, family and friends.

The funeral was held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21 at Maggard’s Mtn. See the chapel with Pastor Tim Reynolds officiating. The arrangements were under the direction of Maggard’s Mtn. See Chapel of Hazard.

Guest book can be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com

This is a paid obituary.







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Rhonda Kaye Williams

Rhonda Kaye Williams, 60, formerly of Hazard, died Sunday, June 12, 2022 at the Waynesboro Health & Rehab Center in Waynesboro, Tennessee.

She was born in Perry Co. on December 20, 1961, the daughter of the late RC Williams and the late Gladys Gayheart Williams. She loved flowers and was a big animal lover.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters, Pam Williams and Kimberly Bush; and fiancé, Bill Terry.

She is survived by two sisters, Sheila Anderson (Brian) of Madisonville, Sherry Williams of Bulan; stepmother, Sally Williams of Viper; beloved pet, Gizzy; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

The funeral was held at noon on Friday, June 17 at Maggard’s Mtn. See the chapel with Clayton Stacy officiating. Interment followed at Bush Cemetery, Pigeon Roost. The arrangements were under the direction of Maggard’s Mtn. See Chapel of Hazard.

Guest book can be signed at www.maggardfuneralhomes.com

This is a paid obituary.

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