Florence Gauze Hale,  87 of Pilgrim, passed away Wednesday, August 24,2011 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Born March 16,1924 to the late Rowland and Zelphie Preece Gauze.  Preceding her in death, husband Earnest Hale; two sons, Sherman and Ruvil Hale; two daughters, Connie and Lou Hale; one daughter-in-law, Bernice Hale; four brothers, Jimmy, Sherman, Orville and Lucian Gauze; and one sister, Flora Moore.  Surviving are two sons, Earnest Hale Jr and Eddie Hale both of Pilgrim; five daughters Edith (Robert) Collins of Tennessee, Betty (Joseph) Birmingham of Texas, Janice (Clayborne) Hayes of Louisa, Ky , Elvie (Steven) Smith of Ohio and Linda (Phillip) Muncy of Pilgrim; one brother, Vadis Gauze of Tomahawk, Ky; three sisters, Rubby Pigg of Ashland, KY, Minerva Jones of Georgia and Mildred Howard of Michigan; eighteen grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.  Florence became a member of the Buck Branch United Baptist  Church October 6, 1968.


Funeral services will be 11 AM Saturday August 27,2011 in the chapel of Phelps & Son Funeral Home with the United Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Hale Family Cemetery, Pilgrim. Visitation will be after 5 PM Thursday, all day Friday until time of services on Saturday at the Funeral Home.  Arrangements by the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez.

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 Otis (Odie) Bowen, age 49 of Inez, passed away Monday, August 22, 2011 at Three Rivers in Louisa. Born February 21, 1962 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Nebert and Laura Muncy Bowen. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Lisa Taylor Bowen; one daughter, Manica Nicole Bowen of Inez; one step daughter, Sara Ashley Stafford of Richmond, KY; five brothers, Kenneth Ray (Barbara) Bowen of Lawton, OK, Curtis (Diane) Bowen of Inez, Bruce (Norene) Bowen also of Inez, Arthur Bowen of Noblesville, IN and Stanley (Betty) Bowen of Inez; one sister Sharon Kay Fitch of River. Odie is preceded in death by a niece and nephew, Jena Kay Bowen and Michael Dwayne Bowen.

Funeral services will be 1:00PM Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the Vineyard United Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Bowen Family Cemetery at Tomahawk. David Bowen, Buddy Stacy and David Stacy will officiate. Friends may visit the church after 5PM Tuesday and all day Wednesday. Arrangements are by the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez.

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David Mullins, age 47 of Butler, KY formerly of Inez, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2011. Born November 26, 1963 in Martin County, he was the son of the late Junior Mullins and Alleene Jude Crum. He is survived by one son, Andrew Mullins of Inez; two brothers, Donovan Mullins of Inez and Steven Mullins of Chillicothe, Ohio; one sister, Gamble Goble of Debord; and one grandchild.

Funeral services will be 1:00PM Wednesday, August 24, 2011 in the chapel of the Inez Freewill Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Jobe Blackburn Cemetery on Pigeon Roost. Tim Preece will officiate. Friends may visit the funeral home from 5-9PM Tuesday and until the time of service on Wednesday. Arrangements are by the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez.