Mrs. Vivian L. Overbay, age 91, widow of Omer, of Harlan, Kentucky and formerly of Brodhead, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at her home.
She was born January 31, 1921 to the late David & Lula Mae Cottengim in Pine Hill, KY. She was the eldest of 6 children, and was preceded in death by all 5 of her siblings: J.D. Cottengim, Eunice Martin, Glenna Baker, Nina Griffin, Ruby Gabbard; also preceding her in death is her husband, Omer Overbay, Sr. all 3 of her children, Ronald Overbay, Katherine Overbay and Omer Overbay, Jr; a very special friend Kermit Messer.
She is survived by 2 daughter-in-laws, Bonnie Overbay of Brodhead and Jewell Overbay of Harlan; brother-in-law, Floyd Gabbard, Brodhead; sister-in-laws, Hazel Sowders of Savannah, TN and Marie Payne of Cordell, GA; very special friend, Ruth Cox; 3 grandchildren, Wayne (Debbie) Overbay, David (Diane) Overbay, and Renee (David) Hill all of Harlan; 9 great grandchildren, Drew (Whitney) Overbay, Stephen (Jessica) Overbay, Michael Rigney, Jessie (Charity) Rigney, Dalton and Ashley Overbay, Tori, Brandon, and Blake Hill; 3 great-great grandchildren on the way; and a host of nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews also survive.
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 8, 2012 from 6 - 8pm at the Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home in Harlan, Kentucky and on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 12 – 2pm at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 2pm at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals with David Overbay officiating. Interment will follow in the Piney Grove Cemetery.
The family wishes to send special thanks to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Mtn. Heritage, Shannon Wood and Shirley Jones, and to Harlan Co. Community on Aging, including Chris & Janice.