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James Arthur Coburn, 87, of Ashland, passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Oakmont Manor.
Mr. Coburn was born April 19, 1930, in Greenup County, to the late Leonard and Verna Coburn.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Paul, Earvin, Larry and Silas Coburn; three sisters, Lucy Mae Robinson and Mary Williams, Kattie Faye Powers; and a brother-in-law, Grant Carter.
James was a member of Williams Creek Church. He was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Army. James sang Gospel music with His Singing Servants for 37 years and was a member of Gate City Gun Slingers for 15 years. He was a wood carver, loved to garden and spend time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Emma Coburn; two daughters, Sandra Rayburn and husband David, Teresa Coburn and domestic partner, Loren Jordan; one son, Michael Bell and wife Sherri; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Arnold (Wilma) Coburn; five sisters, Jean (Ken) Hensley, Donna Sue (Cliff) Isaccs, Linda (Bob) Tussey, Karen (Eddie) Rodgers and Minnie Carter; and special friend of the family, Helen Gamble.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods with J. C. Caudill officiating.
Burial will be in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East. David Raybourn, Loren Jordan, Ben Robinson, Nick Stevens, Tommy Thompson and Paul David Tussey will serve as casket bearers. The Gate City Gun Slingers will serve as honorary casket bearers.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to carmanfuneral.com.
Published on January 6, 2018
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