Benny Hutchinson

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CRAB ORCHARD — Benny Hutchison, 57, of Crab Orchard, KY, formerly of Harlan County passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014, at his home. Benny was born June 16, 1956 in Harlan County. He was a retired coal miner, attended the Liberty Baptist Church in Crab Orchard and loved riding horses.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Don Hutchison and Edith Blevins Gibbons.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Katherine Short Hutchison, Crab Orchard; three children, Loretta Smith and husband, Reece, Lafollette, TN; Holly Simpson and husband, Buddy, Wallins; and Jr. Hutchison and wife, Kasey, Crab Orchard; three brothers, Hank Caudill and wife, Leah, Benham; Kenneth Gibbons and wife, Lynn, Richmond, VA; and Tim Hutchison, Holmes Mill; six sisters, Kathy Wagers, Flat Lick, KY; Connie Sturgill and husband, Fred, Evarts; Missy Payne and husband, Tony, Lejunior; Patricia Hutichson, Richmond, VA; Carol Anderson, Richmond, VA; and Willie Brouse and husband, Bill, Richmond, VA; five grandchildren, Caleb Marlow, Andrew Simpson, Ben Hutchison, Shianna Marlow and Erika Hutchison.

Also surviving is a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends, including two special friends, Bud Shackleford and Charlie Thompson, both of Crab Orchard.

Visitation will be held Friday from 5 until 8 PM and Saturday from 10 until 2 PM in the Chapel of the Evarts Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 2 PM in the Chapel of the Evarts Funeral Home with the Reverend Zandell Hasty officiating.

Burial will follow in the Evarts Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

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Evarts Funeral Home is in charge of his arrangements.

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119 N Bridge Street Post Office Box 249
Evarts, KY 40828
(606) 837-2119
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Published in The Harlan Daily Enterprise from Apr. 24 to Apr. 26, 2014