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Sylvia N. Corey Sylvia N. Corey, 84, London, Ky., passed away at Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, Ky. on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. She was born on July 18, 1931, in Floyd County, Ky., the daughter of the late Casey and Dakota Moore Newsome. She was united in marriage to Arnold Gilbert Corey, who preceded her in death on August 15, 1992. She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Ann Wittenback of London; a granddaughter, Ashley Dara Smith and husband, Brian, of Somerset; two great-grandsons, Andrew Lane Smith and Coleton Elijah Smith, plus a host of other friends and relatives to mourn her passing. In addition to her parents and husband, she is also preceded in death by two sisters, Genevieve Roberson and Arzella Henson; and two brothers, Lee and Pete Newsome. Sylvia was a retired Home Economics Teacher and former employee of the Laurel County Extension Office; and was a member of the First Baptist Church in London. Funeral service was conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5,  in the Bowling Funeral Home Chapel with William George officiating. Burial followed in the A. R. Dyche Memorial Park in London. Pallbearers were Andrew Smith, Brian Smith, Gene Kennedy, Anthony Newsome, John Riley and Jonathan Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Coleton Smith and Perry Smith. The family received friends at Bowling Funeral Home from 1 p.m. also on Thursday until the 3 p.m. funeral hour.
Published on  November 11, 2015
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