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Olan Gailey

July 22, 1934 — April 25, 2017

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Olan Gailey, 82 of Pennington Gap, Virginia, formerly Harlan, Kentucky died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Olan was born July 22, 1934 in Harlan, Kentucky son of the late Clyde and Marie Gailey.  He was a retire coal miner for James Dean Coal.  He believed in the Holiness Faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Thomas Gailey; two daughter-in-laws, Angie Gailey and Marie Gailey; two grandchildren, Baby boy Hall and Jamie Gailey; two brothers, Henry Gailey and Make Gailey; two sisters, Marie Powell and Iddie Gailey; and Special Aunt and Uncle who had raised him, Sim and Mary Gailey.

Surviving are his sons, Danny (Connie) Hall of Pennington Gap, James Gailey of Loyall, Alan (DeAnne) Gailey of Pennington, Robert Gailey of Pennington, and Curtis (Laura) Gailey of Pennington; and daughters, Deborah (Tony) Witt of Pennington, Tawnya Landford of Pennington, Ellen (Clarence) Johnson of Pennington, and Angel (Robert) Engle of Sadieville, Kentucky.  Also surviving are 20 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.  A host of nieces, nephews, and friends will also mourn his passing.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM in the chapel of Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral Home.  The funeral will follow at 2:00 PM with the Rev. David Ely officiating.

Interment will follow the funeral in the Allen / Thomas Cemetery at Cranks, Kentucky.  Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers.

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