Ara Jane Kirk
January 16, 2005
    Ara Jane Kirk, 96, Cawood, died Jan. 16, 2005, at Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital.
    A native of Harlan County, she was a member of the Little Creek Church of God.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Sarah Hall Hensley; her husband, Jimmy Kirk; a son, James Henry Kirk; and a sister, Martha Wilson.
    Survivors include three children: Maggie Messer and husband, Blane, Cawood; John D. "Johnny" Kirk and wife, Kathy, Cawood; and Nancy Jones and husband, Otis, Dayhoit; a sister, Cindy Howard, Cawood; and seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
    Visitation is today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rich Funeral Home.
    Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Grubbs and the Rev. Franklin Stewart officiating.
    Burial will follow in the Fields Family Cemetery at Cawood.
    Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
    Rich Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Notice entered Wednesday, January 19, 2005.