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Blackstar KY

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#1 Dec 14, 2008
I was born in Blackstar, KY (Alva) in 1954. I would like to find people who lived there between 1950-1960. The Mines closed in 1960. After it closed we moved down the road to Blacksnake (Hulen).
hound-dog

Clarksville, TN

#2 Dec 20, 2008
My grandparents are from alva and alot of my family and they still live their do you know Christine and the late Lawrence Hensley? I was raised in hulen also.
Blackstar

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#3 Dec 22, 2008
hound-dog wrote:
My grandparents are from alva and alot of my family and they still live their do you know Christine and the late Lawrence Hensley? I was raised in hulen also.
Hensley was a common Blackstar name. I remember my dad talking about a Dewey Hensely he worked with in the mines during the 40's and 50's. I was rased in the Tugglesville community between Pathfork and Blackmont. I went to Blackmont Elem. school from 1960 - 1968.
hound-dog

United States

#4 Dec 26, 2008
Do you know Johnny Hobbs he married Nancy Hensley?They lived right around that area?
Blackstar

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#5 Dec 28, 2008
When I lived in Blacksnake in the 60's I knew a couple Hobbs families. One lived in Blackmont and one lived in Blacksnake. I knew a Johnny Hobbs but he married Wanda Lawson in the early 60's. He and Wanda live (or my last knowing of them)in Blacksnake just below Stanford's Grocery. I have lost touch with everyone who live or once lived there. My Dad lived there until his death in 2003. He kept me informed somewhat. Since his death I have no contact with anyone there.
hound-dog

Graniteville, SC

#6 Dec 29, 2008
wanda lawson married orville hobbs and my parents lived in the same holler as they did. Who is your father?
JNCW

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#7 Dec 30, 2008
You are right! It was Orville. See how long it has been. I went to school at Blackmont and Bell High with a Stella Hobbs. She lived in Hulen also. Are you related to her? I haven't thought about her in years. My Dad was Carl Nichols. He married Myrtle Rapier in 1980 after the death of my mother. They lived in Hulen in the same community as Orville and Wanda Hobbs. Myrtle passed away last December.
JMH

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#8 Dec 31, 2008
It's really a small world Stella Hobbs is my aunt my dad's sister. I grew up in the same holler as your dad and Ms. Rapier lived in. I lived up there until i graduated from bell high myself in 1990. I moved to pineville about 4 years ago. I took care of your dad and myrtle at harlan arh when they were on the skilled unit. They were always nice people and good neighbors.
JNCW

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#9 Jan 1, 2009
I visited my Dad every week while he was in the skilled unit of arh. The staff of nurses and caretakers were WONDERFUL to him. I did not know that Myrtle had been in the skilled unit. Actually, she died in Dec. 2007 but I did not learn of her death until this past August.
JMH

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#10 Jan 1, 2009
Myrtle was just in the skilled unit a few weeks.I really hated when they closed the skilled unit alot of people loved it and so did I.BY the way my mother thinks she knows you or knows kinda who you are she wanted me to ask you did you go to nursing school? And if you did was you in nursing school with Loretta Rutherford,and Jeannie Ealy?
JNCW

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#11 Jan 1, 2009
I went to high school with Loretta, Jeannie, and Larry Rapier. I think they were a year behind me in school. I graduated from Bell High in 1972. We were really good friends. We were in the band together and always had a good time.

No, I did not go to nursing school. I have been in education for 32 years as a teacher, principal, and college instructor. I recently retired from the public school system but I still teach at Walter's State Community College in Morristown.
JMH

Clarksville, TN

#12 Jan 1, 2009
Okay my mom wouldn't know you I don't think. She went to cawood high school and she grauated in 1971. She may have got you mixed up with someone else.but I know Loretta,Jeannie, and Larry very well. Matter of fact larry and Nelson helped me get my job at ARH.

SIR LANCELOT

“I just hate stupid people”

Since: Apr 07

DEEP SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

#13 Jan 3, 2009
My family came from Harlan county as many other people here in southern Illinois came from eastern Ky. to work the coal mines. The names of some of them Christian,Gates,Howard,Hogg,Mu rphy,Skaggs,Bolerjack,Stafford ,Gibbs,McGhee,McIlrath,Garriso n,Grathler,McCoy,Pyle,Pankey,P ritchett,McSparin and many more. OUr counties are linked.
Rollo

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#14 Jan 4, 2009
I was born in Blackstar in 1954. We moved to Insull in 59. Blackstar has a neat web site with a ton of pics. Is that you WC?

Rick
Hulen

South Fulton, TN

#15 Jan 4, 2009
Rollo wrote:
I was born in Blackstar in 1954. We moved to Insull in 59. Blackstar has a neat web site with a ton of pics. Is that you WC?
Rick
I love this site! www.blackstarcoalcamp.com
JNCW

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#16 Jan 5, 2009
Hey Rick...yes, it's me!
Rollo

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#17 Jan 6, 2009
I have been meaning to call you and see how you are doing!
Ur so right

Prestonsburg, KY

#18 Jan 6, 2009
I have been reading articles that people write on these web sites and am embarassed concerning the poor grammar spellings used such as their selves ,there lives, etc. I am in no way an authority on english grammar but when one writes in a public forum he or she should try to use the correct english grammar especially if one has any education at all. I will respect your comments. BSH graduate.
Ur so right

Prestonsburg, KY

#19 Jan 6, 2009
Blackstar KY wrote:
I was born in Blackstar, KY (Alva) in 1954. I would like to find people who lived there between 1950-1960. The Mines closed in 1960. After it closed we moved down the road to Blacksnake (Hulen).
I graduated from BSHS in 1955, married and lived in Pineville until 1967.
JNCW

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#20 Jan 6, 2009
Rollo wrote:
I have been meaning to call you and see how you are doing!
Rick, I am great. You can read some of my history above, ie retirement, dad's passing, etc. It is so good to hear from you. I, of course, keep up with you. I think you are doing a great job and I am so very proud of you. Be honest, have you considered the "big seat"? I keep waiting to hear that announcement.

Please call when you have time. I would give you my cell number, but one cannot post phone numbers on here. I am rarely home but you can reach me at the real estate office (Realty Group) or call the office and ask for my cell number.

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