HATFIELD, Ky. — Alex Edmiston, 85, of Hatfield, Ky., went home to be with the Lord Wed., May 7, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born June 17, 1928, at Stone, Ky., he was a son of the late Wayne and Annie Marcum Edmiston. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty Lou Lowe Edmiston, and his brothers and sisters, Pearly, Raymond, Harmon, Cal, Lawrence, Wayne Jr., Charlie, Ronnie and Dewey Edmiston, Mary Edmiston Church, Mae Edmiston Hatfield and Bobby Jean Edmiston Row.
Alex was a disabled coal miner and a former State Highway Department worker. Alex gave his life to the Lord and was baptized on Feb. 26, 1964, by Ernest Cochran, Emitt Case and Claude Brown, becoming a member of the Mary Elizabeth Old Regular Baptist Church. He was a member of the Church for 50 years.
Survivors include his sons, George (Judy) Edmiston and Alex B. "Benny" Edmiston, both of Hafield; daughters, Sandy Dingess and Pennie (David) Copley, both of Hatfield; Lawrence Dingess of Hatfield; grandchildren, Jennifer (Chris) Hatfield, Michael (Crystal) Dingess, Lacy (Ashley) Edmiston, Daniel (Elizabeth) Dingess, Alex Jr. (Tammy) Edmiston and Jeremy (Manisha) Edmiston; great-grandchildren, Sean, Mikaela and Isabella Dingess, Alec Bevins and Grayson, Reece and Colton Edmiston; sisters-in-law, Rebecca Jane (Denny) Marcum of Hatfield, Edith (Gary) Wellman of Lenore, and Bonnie Jean (Jim) Teeters of Delbarton, and a host of other family and friends.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Sun., May 11, at Mary Elizabeth Old Regular Baptist Church with the Old Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial will follow in Edmiston Family Cemetery at Hatfield with his grandsons and nephews serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home with special services Saturday at 7 p.m.
Online condolences at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com
R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Ky., is in charge of arrangements.