Howard Skidmore

    Howard Skidmore, 77, Cranks, died May 1, 2003, at Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital.
He was a retired coal miner and a veteran of the U. S. Army having served during WWII.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Burham and Elizabeth Browning Skidmore; four brothers: Louie Skidmore, Wilder Skidmore, Claude Skidmore and Marvin “Monk” Skidmore; and two sisters: Viola Barton and Laura Manning.
    Survivors include one brother, Danny Barton, Ind.; three sisters: Lydia Costello and husband, Herman, Mich., Emily Hembree, Wallins, and Francis Williams, Jonesville, Va.; two sister-in-laws: Eulalah Skidmore and Irene Skidmore, both of Cranks; two special nieces: Cathy Spurlock and Vilene Herrell; two special nephews: Wesley Skidmore and Scott Skidmore; and several other nieces nephews, relatives and friends also survive.
    Visitation will be held today from 5 to 7 p.m. in the chapel of Mount Pleasant Funeral Home.
    Funeral services will be held today at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jeff Farmer officiating.
    Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Browning Cemetery, Cranks.
    Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
    Mount Pleasant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.