2008 Transcribed Carter County Obituaries

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Howard Milton Jessee 1931-2008 MOREHEAD – Howard Milton Jessee, age 77, of Bruce Road, Soldier, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, December 25, 2008, at his residence. He was born July 13, 1931, in Carter County, Kentucky, to the late Charles Haden and Gladys Dorothy Bradley Jessee. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Lee Jessee, on August 17, 2002, and one brother, Harold Jessee. He is survived by his wife, Margie Marie Webb Jessee; two sons, Bruce Allen Jessee and Wayne Jessee, both of Soldier, Kentucky; two daughters, Carol Ann Shelton and Kimberly Sue Jessee, both of Morehead, Kentucky; one brother, Ernest Jessee of Englewood, Ohio; one sister, Yvonne Crockett French of New Castle, Indiana; and seven grandchildren. Howard was a self-employed auto-body mechanic and a member of the Church of God. Funeral services will be conducted 3:30 p.m. Sunday, December 28, 2008, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ray Glover, and Rev. Gayle Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Bradley Cemetery in Carter County, Kentucky. Pallbearers will be Lukas Jessie, Mitchell Jessie, Gary Jessie, Roy Lands, Matthew Lands, and Steve Johnson. Visitation will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 27, 2008, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals. View memorial tribute or sign guestbook at www.northcuttandson.com Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Jessie Kiser French (1918-2008) Jessie Kiser French, 90, of Lexington, formerly of Olive Hill, died Dec. 13 in Johnson-Mathers Health Care Center in Carlisle. Mrs. French was born April 15, 1918, and was the widow of Roy D. French. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Olive Hill Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Christian Witnesses in Olive Hill. Burial will be at a later date. Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Olive Hill Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Christian Witnesses. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Grace Felty (1916-2008) Grace Sexton Felty, 92, of Wurtland, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, in King’s Daughters Medical Center. Grace was born April 14, 1916, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Jesse and Florence Gullett Sexton. She previously attended Straight Creek Nazarene Church and Pilgrim Holiness Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Joe Felty; a brother, Ray Sexton; and a sister, Elsie Elliot. She is survived by a son, Jesse Felty of Waynesburg, Ohio; a daughter, Laverne Hurn of Westwood; a sister, Garnet Wilds of Huntington; three grandchildren, Gary Felty of Salem, Ohio, Shirl Lucas of Raceland and Rita Beach of Canton, Ohio; five great-grandchildren, Alan Beers of Atlanta, Ashley Beach of Canton, Jesse Felty of Summit, Jennifer Felty of Raceland and Sarah Beach of Canton; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Grace also leaves behind her beloved cat, Angel Baby. A memorial service will be by Pastor Kevin Campbell of Plaza Nazarene Church at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood. Burial will be in Dixon Cemetery in Westwood. Friends may call after 11:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Burl Davis Stephenson (1953-2008) Burl Davis Stephenson went to be with the Lord with his sis, Sandy, by his side on Friday afternoon, Dec. 26, 2008. Burl was 55 years of age, born Aug. 27, 1953, in Carter County, a son of the late Joe Stephenson and Emily Carolyn Mayse. Before returning to Ashland, he was a self-employed construction worker and attended church in Coral Springs, Fla. While residing with his sister, Sandy McCall of Ashland, for the last three years, he loved reading his Bible. He is also survived by three sisters, Tina McCoy of Ashland, Patty Stegall of Columbus, Ohio, and Retta Stephenson; and two brothers, Mike Simmons of San Antonio, Texas, and Vernon Stegall of Springfield, Ohio. Preston Family Funeral Home in Ashland is in charge of arrangements. Burl will be cremated and a memorial service will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Sarah Clark (1923-2008) Sarah E. Church Clark, 85, of Catlettsburg, passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 24, 2008, in Woodland Oaks Health Care Facility in Ashland. Mrs. Clark was born March 19, 1923, in Carter City, a daughter of the late Gabriel and Mary Jane Leadingham Church. Her husband of 20 years, Raymond H. Clark, preceded her in death. She was an operator at the Sylvania Defense Plant and a member of Catlettsburg First Church of the Nazarene. Sarah enjoyed singing gospel songs, reading and cooking, but most of all spending time with her family. Surviving is a loving family, including a daughter, Rose Smith, and her husband, Donald Keith, of Catlettsburg; four granddaughters, Sherrie Stevens, Lori Malone, Renae Smith and Jenae Smith; two grandsons-in-law, Vincent Stevens and Wayne Malone; and five precious great- grandchildren, David Hale, Cody Malone, Ashley Hale, Jon-Bonett Stevens and Victoria Elizabeth Rose Malone. Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Homer Church, Clifford Church and Woodrow Church; a sister, Rose May Cole; three sisters-in-law, Susen Church, Eileen Church and Phyllis Church; a brother-in-law, Chapman Cole; and nephews Chapman Cole Jr. and Bill Church. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. A heartfelt message of comfort will be given by Pastor Charlie Rice. Final rest will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland. Visitation for family and friends will be after 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff members at Woodland Oaks Health Care Facility for their kind hearts. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Thomas A. Clark (1936-2008) Thomas A. Clark, known to many as Tuck, 72, of Laurel Road, Oldtown, departed this life at his home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008. Mr. Clark was born Feb. 9, 1936, in Grayson, a son of the late Albert and Kathleen Waggonere Clark. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Oldtown, where he was embraced by a loving and devoted church family. He was a devoted husband and shared 51 years of marriage with his wife, Lois Mae Brown Clark, who preceded him in death on July 27, 2008. He also was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Ronnie Virgin, and one grandson, Matthew Latimer. He is survived by three daughters, Debby (Randy) Felty of Grayson, Teresa Virgin of Oldtown and Tammy (Mike) Steele of Oldtown; four sisters, Dorothy Sallie of Flatwoods, Loretta LeMaster of Grayson, Mary Effie Rankin of Lexington and Roberta Stephens of Grayson; six grandchildren, Miranda Felty, Cameron Felty, Thomas “T.J.” Latimer, Sasha (Erik) Wilder, Sarah Steele and Kendra Steele; and two great-grandchildren, Ethan Latimer and Devin Latimer. He was a loving and caring Dad and Grandfather who enjoyed his family and devoted his life to them. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup by pastor John Lybrook. Burial will be in the Virgin-Latimer Cemetery in Oldtown. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour before the funeral Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 3486 Laurel Road, Greenup, KY 41144. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Eunice Vincent - 1913-2008 Eunice Reeves Vincent, 95, of Ashland went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008. Eunice was born Aug. 1, 1913, in Denton, Ky., a daughter of the late Charles L. and Jennie Patrick Reeves. She had previously worked as a secretary for CPR, International a corn products company in Chicago, Ill., and was a former postmaster with the Hitchins, Ky., post office for 17 years. She was a member of Grace Church of the Nazarene. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Vincent. Survivors include a son, Darrell Eugene “Dick” Vincent and his wife, Betty of Ashland; a sister, Beulah Hajek of Owensboro, Ky.; two grandchildren, Eugeni Greene and her husband, John and Eric Vincent and his wife, Christi; four great-grandchildren, Connor, Zachary, Emily and Austin; and three special caregivers, Lois Bond, Madeline Smith and Virginia Keeton. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood by the Rev. Clell Elliott. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. Friends may call on Wednesday at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until time of service. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Cleotis "Cleo" Smith,67, of Mansfield, Ohio died Sunday December 28, 2008, at home following a lengthy illness. Cleo was born on January 14, 1941 in Olive Hill, KY, to William and Victoria (Smith) Smith. Cleo worked for many years in Loudonville and also in the Mansfield area. He loved gardening and especially fishing. He also loved to be around his family, and was always willing to help them out. He is survived by two children; Patty and Rodney, two grandchildren, three brothers; George Smith of West VA., Carmel Smith of Mt. Gilead, and Michael Smith of Perrysville, one sister-in-law; Jewell Smith of Mansfield, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Cleo was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers; Walter Smith, Glendall Smith, Bobby Smith and James Smith, two sisters; Louise McEndree and Loveda Trent, two half-brothers and two half-sisters. Calling hours will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at Werner Funeral Services, 175 W. 3^rd Street, Mansfield. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2008, at the funeral home with Pastor Earl Tackett officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Werner Funeral Services. Submitted by: Carolyn
Rosie Rice 1944-2008 GRAYSON - Rosie Rice, 64, of Grayson, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, December 21, in Hospice of Southern Ohio. She was born July 9, 1944 at Olive Hill, a daughter of the late Andrew and Emma Lyons Gilbert. She was employed at L & M Café and was a member of the Grace Bible Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Darlene Rice; a brother, Francis Gilbert and two sisters, Virginia Gilbert and Margie Thomas. Her survivors include one son, Jimmy Wayne Rice of Grayson; three daughters, Charlene Rice of Grayson, Melinda Rice of Greenup, and Dorothy Harlow of Vanceburg; three sisters, Patricia Smith of Grayson, Lillie Mae Leadingham of Olive Hill and Inis Kouns of Grayson; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 24, at 11 a.m. at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with George Boggs, officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson Family Cemetery. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Raymond G. Griffey 1927-2008 OLIVE HILL – Raymond. G. Griffey, born May 18, 1927 in Olive Hill passed away on December 18. A private memorial service for the family will be held. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Hazel K. Kiser McGlone (1917-2008) Hazel K. Kiser McGlone, 91, of Olive Hill, passed away Monday in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell. She was born June 7, 1917, in Carter County, the daughter of the late Carter and Ollie Hern Kiser. Hazel was a homemaker, a member of the Carter County Homemakers and attended Olive Hill Nazarene Church. In addition to her parents, Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Luther McGlone; two brothers, Tommie Kiser and Hager Kiser; and a sister, Dorothy Kiser Kegley. She is survived by two sons, Phillip L. McGlone of Cynthiana and James D. McGlone of Olive Hill; a brother, Bradley “Joe” Kiser of Carter City; two sisters, Lois Frazier of Anderson, Ind., Doris Frazier of Olive Hill; and a grandchild. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at Olive Hill Nazarene Church by James Muncy. Burial will be in Gold Kiser Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today, Dec. 26, 2008, at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Harold Parker (1949-2008) Harold Parker, 58, of Olive Hill, died Tuesday in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. Mr. Parker was born Dec. 31, 1949, and was the husband of Loretta “Susie” Rayburn Parker. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill. Burial will be in Parker Family Cemetery Trough Camp in Olive Hill. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today and until the services Saturday at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Sarah Caudill Sarah Inez Bradley Caudill, 67, of Olive Hill, died Wednesday at her residence. She is survived by her husband, Johnny Caudill. Funeral arrangements are pending at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Millard Stewart Millard Stewart, 89, of Grayson, died Wednesday in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Shelby Louise ‘Shelby Jean’ Erwin Spencer 1940-2008 OLIVE HILL - Shelby Louise ‘Shelby Jean’ Erwin Spencer, age 68, formerly of Olive Hill, passed away January 9, at her residence in Milton, Florida. She was born November 4, 1940 in Carter County, a daughter of the late Edward and Mary Evelyn Scott Erwin. Shelby Jean was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She was a homemaker and former owner of ‘The Little Hobo’ Restaurant in Olive Hill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Scott Erwin and brother, George Erwin. She is survived by her husband, Herman Spencer; two sons, Arthur ‘Art’ Lawhorn Jr. of Richmond, Virginia and Dwayne Locker of Raleigh, North Carolina; one brother, James ‘Bud’ Erwin of Olive Hill, Kentucky; two sisters, Janet Gail Baker of Olive Hill, Kentucky and Ramona Roberts of Albany, Kentucky; three granddaughters, Jessica Lynn Lawhorn, Jennifer Renee Lawhorn and Alisha Marie Lawhorn; and her very special pet dog J.D. She also leaves several other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. Saturday, December 20, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother David Rayburn officiating. Interment followed in the Jr. O.U.A.M. Eagle Cemetery in Olive Hill. Globe Funeral Chapel of Olive Hill, is in charge of all the arrangements. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


William Earl Hurley - 1922-2008 William Earl Hurley, 86, of Ashland, Ky., died Oct. 29, 2008, in Woodland Oaks Health Care Facility following an extended illness. Mr. Hurley was born April 13, 1922, in Carter County, Ky., the son of the late David Henry and Minnie Alice Crosthwaite Hurley. He was also preceded in death by brothers Millard Hurley and Dorsie Lee Hurley and sisters Nannie Alice Layne, Sadie Pearl Layne, Beulah Marie Parsons and Bertha Evelyn Lawhorn. He was a retired TV repairman and formerly worked at Zwicks Music. He was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served with the Army Combat Engineers. His survivors include his wife, Noreita Miller Hurley of Ashland; a son, William Edward Hurley and wife Donna of Peyton, Colo.; stepsons William Edward Mauk and wife Marsha and Thomas Ora McKnight and wife Hope, all of Ashland; daughters Susan Lynn Chinn and husband John and Nancy Louise Brown and husband George, all of Ashland; stepdaughters Renita Luanne Colm and husband Hobby, Elaine Sparks and Karen Denise Beam, all of Ashland; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Bishop Brian Hunt. Entombment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum, with military rites by Kenova American Legion Post 93. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 31, 2008, at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel in Ashland and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Condolences may be sent to www.steenfuneralhomes.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Alma Hughes - 1922-2008 Alma Ailene Craycraft Hughes, 86, of Ashland, went to be with her Lord the morning of Dec. 21, 2008, from Oakmont Manor. She was born Sept. 2, 1922, in Carter County, a daughter of the late John and Mary Ella Dowdy Craycraft. She was a devoted member of Westwood Enterprise Baptist Church and was a very faithful servant to her Lord by serving many churches in their Vacation Bible School programs. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Hughes. She is survived by two sons, Bill Hughes (Suzie) of Columbus and Larry Hughes (Norma) of Cannonsburg; one brother Paul Craycraft (Dixie) of Flatwoods; two sisters, Carrie Abbott of Dayton, Ohio, and Lillian Little of Ashland; five grandchildren, Chris Hughes, Josh Hughes, Luke Jackson, Jake Hughes and Casey Hughes; three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Taylor and Connor Hughes; and a host of extended family and friends. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, at Caniff Funeral Home in Ashland. Burial will follow in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Rosie Rice (1944-2008) Rosie Rice, 64, of Grayson, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, in Hospice of Southern Ohio. She was born July 9, 1944, at Olive Hill, a daughter of the late Andrew and Emma Lyons Gilbert. She was employed at L&M Café and was a member of the Grace Bible Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Darlene Rice; a brother, Francis Gilbert; and two sisters, Virginia Gilbert and Margie Thomas. Her survivors include a son, Jimmy Wayne Rice of Grayson; three daughters, Charlene Rice of Grayson, Melinda Rice of Greenup and Dorothy Harlow of Vanceburg; three sisters, Patricia Smith of Grayson, Lillie Mae Leadingham of Olive Hill and Inis Kouns of Grayson; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008, at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with George Boggs officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson Family Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Southern Ohio, 2201 25th St., Portsmouth, OH 45662. Condolences can be made to the Rice Family at malonefuneralhome.com Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Blanche Stamper Marion 1923-2008 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - Blanche Stamper Marion, 86, died peacefully in her home in the care of her loving husband on December 1. Born on May 22, 1923 to Shade and Eunice Stamper, she grew up surrounded by brothers, sisters, and cousins in Grayson. She attended Morehead State, leaving there to work with the Army Ground Forces during the World War II. Her posting to Washington, D.C. allowed her to meet and marry George L. Marion, U.S.N. Ret., her husband of 64 years. Her husband’s 30-year career as Naval Officer brought with it postings to remarkable places, allowing her and their two daughters to experience wonderful cultures in England, Europe and the Orient. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and of the Order of the Eastern Star, Lynnhaven Chapter 184. She was proud to be a charter member of the Francis Asbury Methodist Church, and considered those in the church and the choir to be her family. Treasuring her kind and generous spirit for all time are her husband, George; her two daughters and their families, Sharon and Pat Gruber of Flemington, WV and Sara and Tim Boyd of Chapel Hill, NC. Her extended family includes a grandson, Chris Gruber; his daughter, Emma Rose, and a granddaughter, Theresa, her husband Steve, and their children, Mitchel and Spencer. She is also survived by a considerable family throughout Kentucky. A funeral service was celebrated Friday, at 11 a.m. in Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach, VA. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Delois Gayle Cosenza 1934-2008 BEAVERCREEK – Delois Gayle Cosenza, 74, of Beavercreek, passed away Tuesday morning, December 9. at her residence. She was born October 11, 1934 in Olive Hill. Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Saturday, December 13, at Neeld Funeral Home, with Pastor Greg Trout officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Zion Park Cemetery.


1927-2008 GRAYSON - Cloetine Hazel Miller Campbell, 81, of Grayson went to be with her Lord on Friday, December 12, at St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. She was born February 11, 1927 in Carter Co., a daughter of the late Taylor and Ada Moore Miller. She owned and operated the Campbell Family Care Center for 22 years, was a member of the Pactolus Methodist Church and a KY colonel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Walter Campbell in 2006; one grandson, Keith Campbell; three sisters, Garnett Suttles, Loraine Kelly and Mary Blanche Finnerty; three brothers, Roy Miller, Clay Suttles and Gene Suttles. Her survivors include two sons, James (Kathy) Campbell and Arnold (Mary) Campbell both of Grayson; one daughter, Glenda (Jim) Flannery of Oldtown; one brother, Jackie Suttles of Grayson; ten grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, 11 a.m. at Malone Funeral Home with Tom Riffe minister. Burial followed in the Campbell Family Cemetery. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Steveanna Morgan 1936-2008 GRAYSON - Steveanna Morgan, 72, of Grayson, went to be with her Lord, Saturday, December 13, in Kings Daughters Medical Center. She was born August 8, 1936 in Carter County, a daughter of the late Albert and Della Kiser Runyon. She was a homemaker and of Christian Faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Darrell Morgan in 1990; a son, Johnny Allen Morgan; one brother, Rupert Kiser; and a very special, Aunt Mildred Kiser. Her survivors include one son, Clyde (Andrew) “Connie” Morgan of Grayson; one daughter, Rose Ann “Russell Junior” Lucas of Denton; five grandchildren, April Ann Lucas, Deanna Sue Lucas, Shannon Morgan, Andy “Linda” Morgan and John “Sarah” Morgan; two great granddaughters, Casey and Katie Morgan. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday 12 noon at Malone Funeral Home by Russell Lucas. Burial followed in the Hillcrest Burial Park. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Torsie Keaton 1931-2008 OLIVE HILL - Torsie Keaton, age 77, of Horton Lane, Olive Hill, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday afternoon, December 16, at the Saint Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. He was born September 10, 1931, in Carter County, a son of the late Ephrian A. and Minerva Smith Keaton. Torsie was a loving father, grandfather, brother and a friend to all who knew him. He was a retired truck driver. He loved serving the Lord and going to church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of forty-four years, Valinda Lodena Smith Keaton; one grandson, Brian King; five brothers, Kenneth Keaton, Kermit Keaton, Herbert Keaton, Lloyd Keaton and Frank Seagraves; four sisters, Dorothy Rose, Goldie Nolen, Lillian Webb and Earlene Dughman. He is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Sidney Collins, Brenda and Dwight Webb, Vickie and David Conn, Michelle Denise and Arlin King all of Olive Hill; eight grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Burchett of Mansfield, Ohio. He also leaves several other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Friday, December 19, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Paul Zornes, Brother Ray Glover and Brother Dwayne Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill. Michael Wayne Robinson, David Michael Conn, Torsie King, Michael King, Jason King, Josh Webb, Joe Webb and John Webb served as pallbearers. Richard Collins served as an honorary pallbearer. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Shelby Louise “Shelby Jean” Erwin Spencer, age 68, formerly of Olive Hill, passed away Jan. 9, 2008, at her residence in Milton, Fla. She was born Nov. 4, 1940, in Carter County, Ky., a daughter of the late Edward and Mary Evelyn Scott Erwin. Shelby Jean was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She was a homemaker and former owner of ‘The Little Hobo’ Restaurant in Olive Hill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Scott Erwin and brother, George Erwin. She is survived by her husband, Herman Spencer; two sons, Arthur “Art” Lawhorn Jr. of Richmond, Va., and Dwayne Locker of Raleigh, N.C.; one brother, James “Bud” Erwin of Olive Hill, Ky.; two sisters, Janet Gail Baker of Olive Hill and Ramona Roberts of Albany, Ky.; three granddaughters, Jessica Lynn Lawhorn, Jennifer Renee Lawhorn and Alisha Marie Lawhorn; and her very special pet dog J.D. She also leaves several other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother David Rayburn officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Jr. O.U.A.M. Eagle Cemetery in Olive Hill. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Nancie Lee Stone - 1933-2008 Nancie Lee Stone, age 75, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008. She was born 15 Feb 1933, in Grayson, Ky., daughter of the late Nora Lee Hubbard and Daniel Whitby Stone. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dan and Nora Lee; brothers, Daniel Wadsworth Stone and Hubbard Nelson Stone; sisters, Virginia Stone Wilson and Lucy Catherine Stone; niece, Marolyn Sue Wilson Collier; and sister-in-law, Florene Howard Stone. She is survived by a brother, James Stone of Huntington, W.Va.; a sister-in-law, Ruth Taylor Stone of Corbin, Ky.; nephew, Dan Stone of Harlan, Ky.; nieces, Carolyn Wilson Dyer, Blake Wilson Adams of Georgetown, Ky., and Cynthia Ruth Stone of Danville, Ky.; great-nieces and nephews, Stanya Dyer Kragel, Kris Dyer of Lexington, Ky., Kevin Dyer of Georgetown, James and John Stone, Hannah Stone of Harlan, Michaela Stone of Danville, and Elizabeth Jade Adams and Taylor Adams of Georgetown; great-great-nephews and niece, Kameron Kragel, Karleigh Kragel, and Benton Curry Dyer. Nancie attended Prichard High School, graduating in 1951 as one of two Salutorians of her class. She attended Eastern Kentucky University from 1951-1955 and received a bachelor of science degree in home economics. Following graduation, in 1955-57, she was home economist at the Kentucky Power Co. in Ashland, Ky. She went on to serve as director of the Martha White Test Kitchen in Huntington from 1957 to 1963. Then from 1963 to 1971, she was executive director for the Tri-River Council of Camp Fire Inc. of Huntington. In 1972, she joined Givaudan (formerly Givaudan Roure Flavors) where she was director of special projects. During her 29 years with Givaudan, she has played a major role in growing a small test kitchen into the present “state-of-the-art” research facility that it is today. She was commended by the organization for making significant contributions during a series of growth moves through new corporate owners. In a recent company publication, she was further cited for her “positive attitude, untiring work ethic and her understanding of the need for corporate flexibility.” During the earlier years of Nancie’s career, she made major contributions to youth and community programs. She also was active in live television commercials and product demonstrations. She was selected as National Outstanding Alumnae for Eastern Kentucky University in 1997-98. Her desire is to now contribute to the lives of young people through an endowed scholarship fund for the Eastern Kentucky University Foundation, Inc., for: A). Any female student enrolled full-time at Eastern Kentucky University. B.) A resident of Kentucky, Ohio, or West Virginia. C). The student must be employed either on or off campus a minimum of 10 hours per week. D.) A 3.0 GPA standing must be maintained to reapply. The first Nancie L. Stone scholarship was awarded for the 1998-99 academic year. Nancie retired from Givaudan Food Corp. Nancie is also a Honor Roll Member of the Legacy Society of Eastern Kentucky University. Funeral services will be at noon Saturday at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by Tim Nischan. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Burial Park. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Emma Mae Webb Cooke, 96, of Grayson went to be with her Lord on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at her residence following a long illness. She was born March 14, 1912 in Carter Co. a daughter of the late Joseph Franklin and Mary Justice Webb. She was a retired teacher with the Carter Co. School System and a member of the Grayson First Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Claude R. Cooke. Her survivors include one son Phillip Cooke of Grayson and one daughter Helen Snyder of Dayton OH ; one sister Ellen Sergent; two grandchildren Kent Allan Cooke of Lexington KY and Tara Dawn Snyder of Dayton OH . Graveside services was conducted Monday, August 11, 2008 at East Carter County Memorial Gardens by W. Thomas Snyder. Malone Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Click here for a larger image of this photo. Geneva LaVerne Wicker Bodkins Berry, age 75, of Olive Hill, KY, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, September 20th, 2008 in Kings Daughters Medical Center. She was born December 2nd, 1932 at Beech Grove in Grayson, KY , a daughter of the late Burnice and Bessie Roark Wicker. Mrs. Berry was a graduate of MoreheadStateUniversity with a Master’s Degree in Education and was a retired teacher at Carter City Elementary. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Olive Hill, was a Ky. Colonel and a member of the Eastern Star and the Ohio Fast Draw Gun Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Leroy Max Bodkins; one brother, Owen Dempsey Wicker; four sisters Eileen Phillips, Irita Wicker, Kathleen Kiser and Gayle Wicker. Her survivors include: Her husband, Dallard Berry of Olive Hill; 1 son, Monte Owen (Tonyia) Bodkins of Olive Hill; 2 daughters, Melody Kim Bodkins Cook of Bowling Green, KY and Marclain Onette (William R.) Cook of Tuscola, IL ; 7 grandchildren, Melody Shyann Cook, Gale Abraham Cook III, William Maxwell Cook, Marcus Adam Cook, Payton Marae Bodkins and Hagan Robert Owen Bodkins; 3 Sisters, Billie Ruth Sparks of Olive Hill, KY, Janet Lynn Boyd of Toledo, OH and Toni Jill Shoup of Panama City, FL; 1 great-grandson, Alexander Cook; 2 step-sons, Ercel (Karen) Dickens of Cincinnati, OH and Mike (Debbie) Berry of Rush, KY ; 6 step-daughters, Glenna (Russell) Marshall of Rush; Beatrice (Mike) Calhoun of Flatwoods, KY , Jeannie Berry of Ashland, KY , Connie (Rick) Hall of Rush; Gretta (Don) Hensley of Rush and Jetta Berry of Columbus, OH ; 16 step-grandchildren and 18 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 at 11:00am at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson, with Russell Patterson and Fred Wiles, officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery . Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, Sept. 23rd, from 6:00 to 9:00pm and Wednesday after 9:00am until service time at the funeral home. Eastern Star service will be held Tuesday at 7:00pm. Condolences can be made to the family at www.malonefuneralhome.com Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Herbert Rice (1935-2008) Herbert Coy Rice, 73, of Louisa died Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at his residence. He was born Sept. 18, 1935, in Olive Hill, a son of the late Myrtle France Rice and Roy Rice. He was retired from Inco Alloys and a member of Cherryville Missionary Baptist Church. He also was preceded in death by a sadly missed grandson, James “Adam” Sammons; two brothers, Charles Rice and George Rice; and two sisters, Nora Rice Patterson and Bobbie Rice Miller. Survivors include four daughters, Vickie (Dave) Sammons, Teresa (Johnny) Pannell, Renee (Matthew) Shannon, all of Louisa, and Beverly (Barry) Workman of Ashland; seven grandchildren, Amy (Marty) Peck, John (Jennifer) Pannell, Cindi Pannell, Megan Sammons, all of Louisa, David (Holly) Sammons of Paintsville, Paula (Russell) Hehn of Aberdeen, S.D., and Kevin (Alisha) Workman of Lexington; and eight great-grandchildren, Haleigh and Dylan Peck, David Sammons, Kiersten and Kara Pannell, Jeremy and Emilee Hehn and Riley Sammons. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Young’s Funeral Home in Louisa with Brother John Haney officiating. Burial will be in Wallace Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Cloetine Hazel Miller Campbell, 81, of Grayson went to be with her Lord on Friday, December 12, 2008 at St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead KY. She was born February 11, 1927 in Carter Co., a daughter of the late Taylor and Ada Moore Miller. She owned and operated the Campbell Family Care Center for 22 years, was a member of the Pactolus Methodist Church and a KY colonel. She was preceded in death by her husband Jim Walter Campbell in 2006, one grandson Keith Campbell, three sisters Garnett Suttles, Loraine Kelly and Mary Blanche Finnerty; three brothers Roy Miller, Clay Suttles and Gene Suttles. Her survivors include: two sons James (Kathy) Campbell and Arnold (Mary) Campbell both of Grayson; one daughter Glenda (Jim) Flannery of Oldtown KY ; one brother Jackie Suttles of Grayson. 10 Grandchildren and 12 Great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, 11:00 a.m. at Malone Funeral Home with Tom Riffe minister. Burial will be in the Campbell Family Cemetery . Friends may call from 6-9 Sunday and after 9:00 a.m. Monday. Condolences can be sent to the Campbell family at www.malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Stanley Ray Kiser 1943-2008 MOREHEAD – Stanley Ray Kiser, age 64, of Miller Lane in Morehead, passed away Wednesday evening, December 3, at his residence. He was born December 18, 1943 in Carter County, a son of the late Earl Kiser and Stella Stevens Kiser Dixon. Stanley was self-employed construction worker and served his country during the Vietnam Conflict with the United States Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald Jay Kiser, Clay Dixon and Michael Dixon. He is survived by two sons, Shannon Kiser of Midland, Michigan and John David Kiser of Georgetown; two daughters and a son-in-law, Renee and Mike Schulte of Constantine, Michigan and Susannah Kiser of Morehead; six grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Dale and Diane Dixon, Merle “Joe” Dixon, Jr., all of Charlotte, Michigan, Tim and Gwen Dixon of Greenup; one sister and brother-in-law, Star and Doug Buckner of Olive Hill; he also leaves other family members and friends who will sadly mourn his passing. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 7, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Darrell Gallihue officiating. Burial followed in the Kiser Cemetery on Highway 986 in Olive Hill. Shannon Kiser, John David Kiser, Tim Dixon, Joey Dixon, Davin Dixon, Jeremy Dixon and Jack Buckner served as pallbearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Adeline Dickerson (1931-2008) Adeline Dickerson, 77, of Grayson, Ky., died Dec. 10, 2008, in King’s Daughters Medical Center and will be spending Christmas with Jesus this year. Mrs. Dickerson was born Aug. 26, 1931, in Leon, Ky., a daughter of the late Luther and Margie Shepherd Hall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Murl Dickerson; a daughter, Pamela Jelovac; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Raymond Hall and Ralph Hall and one sister, Kathy Sue Hall. She was formerly employed with the Carter County Extension Office and was of the Christian faith. She is survived by a son, Ted (Lucy) Dickerson of Columbus, Ohio; five daughters, Diana (Brady) Sparks of Ashland, Ky., Debbie (Mitch) Hignite, Peggy (Randall) Baker, Tammie Young and Jenny (Toby) Carter, all of Grayson; 17 grandchildren who were very close to their grandmother; 18 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild due in May 2009; two brothers, Thurstan Hall of Akron, Ohio, and David Hall of Beckley, W.Va.; three sisters, Freda Johnson of Columbus, Violet Berry of Beckley and Frances Withrow of Grayson; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Larry Ison and Lester Bowling officiating. Burial will be in the Dickerson-Hall Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Dec. 12 at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the Dickerson family at www.malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Garnett Suttles (1936-2008) Garnett Suttles, 72, of Grayson, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at her residence. She was born Nov. 24, 1936, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Henry and Ada Moore Suttles. She was a retired employee of Spar Burgoyne of Cincinnati, with 44 years of service, and a member of Goebel Memorial Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Roy Miller, Clay Suttles, Eugene Suttles and Zane Suttles; two sisters, Lorraine Kelley and Mary Blanche Finerty; and longtime friend Clarence Dooberry. She is survived by a brother, Jackie (Carolyn) Suttles of Grayson; and a sister, Cloetine Campbell of Grayson; 26 nieces and nephews who she considered her own; 46 great-nieces and great-nephews and a host of friends to celebrate her life. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at Goebel Memorial Methodist Church with the Rev. Glenn Newland presiding. Burial will be in East Carter County Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Dec. 12, 2008, at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be sent to Goebel United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to www.sparksfh.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Bernice Stevens December 11, 2008 MANSFIELD - Bernice Stevens, 74, of Mansfield, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born June 12, 1934, in Olive Hill, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Allie (Lore) Bradley. An area homemaker most of her life, she attended Belmont Community Church where she was truly loved and respected. Bernice loved the Lord and enjoyed singing gospel music, spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, William Stevens; two daughters, Rosemary (David) Haycook and Debra (Darryl) Sargent, all of Lexington; a son, Thomas (Nancy) Stevens of Mansfield; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous step grandchildren; many nieces and nephews that she cherished; four brothers, Harlon (Betty) Bradley of Mansfield, Herman (Betty) Bradley, Harmon (Barbara) Bradley and Lester Bradley, all of Olive Hill, KY; and two sisters, Lorrie Bradley and Sarah (Johnny) Caudill of Olive Hill, KY. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Sue Stevens; sister, Maxine Conn; and brother, Donnie Ray Bradley. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, December 12, 2008, at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Rd., Mansfield. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in Belmont Community Church, 1119 Belmont Ave. with Rev. Gary Lambert and Rev. Clifford Earl Tackett officiating. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online guest registry at www.wappner.co Submitted by: John Cooper
Georgia Salyers 1923-2008 Georgia May Salyers, 85, of Ashland died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. She was born March 28, 1923, in Carter County, daughter of the late Shelby and Eva Austin Gollihue. Her husband, Robert Salyers, survives. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was a homemaker. She also was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include one son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Ruth Rice of Catlettsburg; one daughter, Loretha Walker of Flatwoods; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at noon Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at Steen Funeral Home, 13th Street Chapel, with Pastor James Barrett officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimers Association Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter, 1065 Dove Run Road, Lexington, Ky. 40502. Online condolences may be sent to www.steenfuneralhomes.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Jake Wells (1937-2008) Jake Wells, 71, of Grayson, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at his residence. He was born Sept. 2, 1937, in Hitchins, Ky. He was a member of the Hopewell Holliness Mission, Trimble Masonic Lodge 145 and the Scottish Rite. He is survived by his wife, Daisy Henderson Wells; two sons, Bret Allen Wells of Frankfort, Ind., and Jacob Ethan Wells of Grayson; three daughters, Teresa Morgan of Anderson, Ind., Tammy Buckley of Anderson, and Jaclyn Lee of Cairo, Ga.; and 10 grandchildren. Masonic Rites will be at 7 p.m. today, Dec. 10, 2008, at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by Trimble Masonic Lodge 145. Friends may call after 6 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.sparksfh.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Chester “Fox” DeHart (1921-2008) Chester “Fox” DeHart, age 87, of Orchard Avenue, Olive Hill, Ky., went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 9, 2008, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. He was born July 1, 1921, in Carter County, Ky., a son of the late John Vernon and Addie Sparks DeHart. Chester was a Christian and a member of the First Baptist Church of Olive Hill. He was owner and operator of the DeHart Barber Shop for 58 years, a retired 26-year employee of the Harbison-Walker Brickyard, a 53-year member of the Olive Hill Masonic Lodge #629, and the Scottish Rites and was also a member of the El Hasa Shrine in Ashland. He served his country during World War II with the United States Navy and was a survivor of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest DeHart; and two sisters, Marie McDowell and Bernice Huntsman. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Alice Sue Barker DeHart; one son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Debbie DeHart of Olive Hill; and one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Amy and Wayne Russell of Olive Hill. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, other family members, neighbors and friends who will sadly mourn his passing. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Olive Hill with Brother Mark Lilly and Brother Mike Blankenship officiating. Entombment will follow in the DeHart Cemetery on Square Lick Road in Olive Hill. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill and after noon Friday at the church. A Masonic service will be at 7 p.m. today by the Olive Hill Masonic Lodge #629 at the funeral home. Full military rites will be conducted by the Olive Hill American Legion Post #138 at the church. Members of the First Baptist Church of Olive Hill will serve as pallbearers. Customers, family, friends and neighbors will serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, all contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Olive Hill or the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Jessie Evans Rivers 1923-2008 MOREHEAD – Jessie Evans Rivers, age 85, of Heritage Place, Morehead, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2008, at the Life Care Center in Morehead. She was born April 26, 1923, in Carter County, Kentucky, daughter of the late Ralph and Mabel Turner Evans. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Jack, Ora, and Frank Evans; two sisters, Sue Messer and Wilma Gearhart; and one grandson, Damon Rivers. Her husband, Frank Edwin Rivers, passed away in 1978. Mrs. Rivers is survived by two sons, Brother Don Rivers of Morehead, Kentucky, and Michael Edwin Rivers of Muncie, Indiana; three sisters, Ruth Horton and Bessie Middleton, both of Morehead, Kentucky, and Edna Middleton of Yorktown, Indiana; three grandchildren, Angela Decker, Derrick Rivers, and April Rivers; and five great grandchildren, Jacinda Rivers, Gavin Rivers, Sidney Decker, Loren Decker and Lane Decker. Mrs. Rivers was a homemaker and of the Church of God faith. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, December 5, 2008, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Brother Ray Glover and Brother Mitch Roe officiating. Burial will follow in the Bowen Chapel Cemetery in Carter County. Pallbearers will be Derrick Rivers, David Puckett, and Marty Horton. Visitation for Mrs. Rivers will be after 4 p.m. Thursday, December 4, 2008, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Ruby Opal Blevins Evans Black 1919-2008 OLIVE HILL - Ruby Opal Blevins Evans Black, age 89, of Candy Cane Drive, Olive Hill, Kentucky, passed away Monday evening, December 1, 2008, at her residence. She was born October 21, 1919, in Carter County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late John William and Nancy Wilson Blevins. Opal was a loving mother and grandmother, a devoted Christian and of the Church of God faith. She worked for Cowdens Sewing Factory and was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of fifteen years, Emerson Evans; second husband of thirty-two years, Virgil D. Black; son, James David Evans; four brothers, Arthur Blevins, Estill Blevins, Arnold Blevins and Orville Blevins; two sisters, Rosa Mowery and Ada Sturgill; son-in-law, Donald Jessie. She is survived by seven daughters and sons-in-law,Wilma Jessie, Eva Lou and J.R. Back of Olive Hill, Kentucky, Glenna and Tom Jenkins of Beloit, Ohio, Byrthald and Charles Todd of Springdale, Ohio, Valeria Stanley of Kahuku, Hawaii, Angela Rutan of Mechanisburg, Ohio and Pamela K. And Ray Mutura of Gallipolis, Ohio; twenty-seven grandchildren, forty great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren; She also leaves several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends who will sadly mourn her passing. Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 5, 2008, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky, with Brother Charlie Riggs and Brother Lewis Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill, Kentucky. Terry Jessie, Tim Jessie, Johnny Rose, Brent Back, Jason Ingles and Justin Ingles will serve as pallbearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Marie Wilson Cook Jordan 1921-2008 MOREHEAD – Marie Wilson Cook Jordan, age 87, of Flemingsburg Road, Morehead, passed away Thursday morning, November 27, at the Life Care Center in Morehead. She was born August 5, 1921, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Avery Sr. and Jenny Ellison Wilson. Marie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a homemaker, a member of the Bowen Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and retired from the Carter County Board of Education where she was employed as a cook. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of thirty-six years, Doff Boyd Cook; one son, Boyd Edward Cook; three brothers, Avery Wilson, Jr., Woodrow Wilson and Ralph Wilson; twin sisters, Mearl Ferguson and Pearl Clark. She is survived by her second husband of twenty-three years, Ernest Jordan of Morehead; two sons and daughters-in-law, Fred Lane and Pauletta Cook of Ashland, Jim and June Jordan of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra Colleen and Paul Smith of Elliott County, Sharon Kay and Arlen Helterbrand of Indianapolis, Indiana and Jenny Hope Hawes of Simpsonville; fourteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, John D. and Eleanor Wilson of Knoxville, Tennessee; one sister and brother-in-law, Katherine and Jim Dalton of Ashland; a special care giver, Lori Marler; she also leaves several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends who will sadly mourn her passing. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 29, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Clyde Holbrook and Brother Dale Richmond officiating. Burial followed in the Bowen Chapel Cemetery in Olive Hill. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Michael Short - 1945-2008 Michael Eugene “Mick” Short, 63, of Olive Hill, passed away Saturday evening, Nov. 29, 2008, in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. He was born July 26, 1945, in Carter County, a son of the late Richard and Lillian Richards Short. Mick was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and a friend to all who knew him. He was a Christian and a member of Goddard United Methodist Church. He was retired from the Water Treatment Plant where he worked as an operator, was a police officer for the city of Olive Hill and a construction worker. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Vivian Johnson Short; a son, Michael “Mick” Short of Olive Hill; two daughters and a son-in-law, Patricia and Mike Kiser and Samantha McCoy all of Olive Hill; seven grandchildren, Mika Kiser, Melissa Kiser, Matthew Kiser, Madison McCoy, Memphis Webb and Macyn Cade Webb; a grandson-in-law, James Mabry; two great-grandsons, Colten Mabry and Bryson Kiser; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard Allen and Elizabeth Short and Jim and Madonna Short, all of Olive Hill, and John Lee and Nellie Short of New Castle, Ind.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and R. C. Davis, Shirley and Jack Lowe and Suzie and Donald Lambert, all of Olive Hill; and several nieces, nephews, other family members, neighbors and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill by Brother Jimmy Holbrook, Brother Dwayne Johnson and Brother Robert Perry. Burial will be in Olive Hill Memorial Park in Olive Hill. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today, all day Tuesday and until services Wednesday at the funeral home. Jack Lowe, Jim Allen Holbrook, Ricky Short, J.D. Johnson, Phillip Johnson and Scott Lambert will serve as pallbearers. Ben Stegall, Scott Sloas, Jason Johnson, William Perry, Joe Lambert, Tracy McKenzie and Bobbie Carroll will serve as honorary pallbearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Clevie Jordan - 1940-2008 Clevie L. McGlone Jordan, 68, of Olive Hill, died Saturday in St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. She was born June 3, 1940. Her husband, Clyde E. Jordan, survives. The funeral will be at at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Click here for a larger image of this photo. Essie Irene Duncan Houck, 90, of Grayson , KY went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, December 1st, 2008 in Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center . She left this earth surrounded by her loving family and welcomed in Heaven by her son, Mike, parents, Lucy and Everett Green and a brother, Fred Green. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Lloyd Duncan and her second husband, Wint Houck. She was born November 16th, 1918 at Willard, KY. Essie was a homemaker who loved cooking for her family and taking care of her children. She was a member of the Hitchins Wesleyan Church and was the virtuous woman described in Proverbs 31: 10, “Her price is far above rubies” Her survivors include: 3 sons, Harold (Rhella) Duncan of Grayson, Jack (Janet) Duncan of Flatwoods, KY and Ronald Duncan of Grayson; 2 daughters, Phyllis (Eugene ) Gollihue of Ashland, KY and Carolyn (Walter) Wilcox of Hitchins, KY ; 1 sister-in-law, Esther Green of Lebanon, OH ; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11:00am at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Walter Wilcox and George T. Smith, officiating. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens . Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Community Hospice 1538 Central Avenue Ashland, KY41143 . Condolences can be made to the family at www.malonefuneralhome.com Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Janet Sue Grizzell Seagraves, 62, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, November 29 2008 in Carter Nursing and Rehab. She was born February 28, 1946 a daughter of Wayne Grizzell of Flemingsburg KY and the late Opal Kathlene Grizzell. She was of Christian Faith. She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin Bond in 2002 and one sister Ruby Charlene Grizzell. She is survived by one son Tony (Crystal) Seagraves of Grayson, one daughter Harlena (Bill) Huff of Grayson; her step mother Mildred Grizzell of Flemingsburg; five sisters Jo Ann Grizzell of Luling LA, Sarah Francis DeCesary of Fresno CA, Joyce (Michael) Griffith, Judy Rogers and Rita (Scott) Rice all of Grayson KY; four brothers Troy Wayne Daniel Grizzell, Bill Grizzell, James (Pauline) Grizzell and Randy (Betsy) Grizzell all of Grayson KY. 7 Grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 1 niece and 11 nepehews. And a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Judy Kay Boggs 1948-2008 GRAYSON - Judy Kay Boggs, 60, of Grayson, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, October 28, at her residence. She was born January 18, 1948 at Olive Hill, a daughter of the late Charles W. and Clara Elizabeth Bailey Burchett. She was employed with Northeast Head Start for 18 years and was a member of the Stinson Church of Christ, the Grayson Homemakers and the Red Hat Society. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle Menix; and a brother, Gary Burchett. Her survivors include her husband, Roger Boggs of Grayson; two sons, Jeff (Cindy) Menix of Grove City, OH and Jason Littleton of Grayson; one daughter, Elizabeth (John) Floyd of Grayson; one step-son, Kenneth Boggs of Proctorville, OH; two sisters, Phyllis (Tom) Maddix of Olive Hill and Jackie (Paul) Huffman of Grayson; two brothers, Ronnie (Clarissa) Burchett and Billy Rex (Jeannie) Burchett all of Olive Hill; four grandchildren, Katelyn Menix, Cordale Menix, Logan Menix and Lila Beth Floyd. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 1, at 2 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home with Charlie Baird, officiating. Burial followed in the Biggs Hill Cemetery.


Albert Barker, Jr. 1924-2008 GRAHN – Albert Barker, Jr. (know to family and friends as June, Junior, and in earlier years, Dude), age 84, of Oats Hill Road, Grahn, husband of Lucille Lowe Barker, passed away Sunday, November 9, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. Born September 7, 1924, he was the son of the late Albert and Amanda Mosier Barker. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Donald Gene Barker; and two brothers, Earl Barker and Willard Barker. In addition to his wife, Lucille; Junior is survived by one son, Ronald Lee (Judy) Barker of Grahn; one daughter, Joyce Ann (J.D.) Hackney of Morehead; three grandchildren, Jonathan Albert Barker, Jason Allen (Marie) Barker, and Joseph Ashley Barker; four great-grandchildren, Jacob Hunter Barker, Evan Faith Barker, Bailey Grace Barker, and Makalah Donn Barker, all of Grahn; two sisters, Avanell Smith and Minnie Lawhorn both of Olive Hill; and one brother, Raymond Huntsman of Grahn. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 12, at 1 p.m. at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home. Tom Peffer and Wade Muncy officiated the service. Burial followed in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, where military rites were performed. Pallbearers for the service were Jonathan Barker, Jason Barker, Joseph Barker, David Lowe, Gary Maddix and Darrin Hackney. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Lois Faye Kiser 1947-2008 MOREHEAD – Lois Faye Kiser, age 61, of Morehead, passed away Saturday, November 8, at the Saint Claire Regional Medical Center. She was born June 26, 1947 in Carter County, the daughter of Ollie Jean Cooper Kiser and the late Clifford Kiser. Lois worked for Electronic Data Systems, but was now retired. In addition to her mother, she is survived by one son, Ashley Kiser of Morehead; one brother, Rick Kiser and wife Charlotte of Olive Hill; a niece, Heather Kiser; and two nephews, Richard Tyler Kiser and David Parton and wife, Stephanie. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, November 11 at 7 p.m. at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill with Rudy Reed officiating. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Grace Lee Sagraves 1924-2008 JOHN RUN - Grace Lee Sagraves, 84 of Johns Run, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, November 10, in Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born August 24, 1924 in Carter Co., a daughter of the late Hamilton and Minnie Bayes Isaac. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hitchins Christian Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Elmer F. Sagraves in 1996, one brother Raymond Isaac and a sister Ruby Horne. She is survived by three sons Elmer Ray Sagraves of Elliott County, Robert Sagraves and James L. Sagraves both of Grayson; one sister Nancy Mullins of Grayson; 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday 1 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home by ministers Harold Salyers and Delmar Rogers. Burial followed in the East Carter County Memorial Gardens. Barbara Delores Kegley Bledsoe Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

1932-2008 OLIVE HILL - Barbara Delores Kegley Bledsoe, age 76, of Flat Fork Road in Olive Hill, passed away Wednesday evening, November 19, in the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was born June 1, 1932, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Oscar and Dora Griffey Kegley. Delores was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She was a homemaker and devoted twenty-six years caring for her brother Tommy. She was a Christian and a member of the Bowen Chapel Freewill Baptist Church for over twenty-five years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of twenty-six years, Millard Franklin Bledsoe; five brothers, William ‘Bill’ Kegley, Roger Kegley, Oscar Kegley Jr., Orville Kegley and Lowell ‘Tommy’ Kegley; two sisters, Lillian Kegley and Edith Kegley; one son-in-law, Richard Zollars. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Brent and Robin Bledsoe and Barry and Vicie Bledsoe all of Grayson; one daughter, Sherry Zollars of Wirt, Minnesota; two sisters, Maxine Browning and Nancy Masters of Olive Hill; fourteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She also leaves several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 22, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Sam Minor and Brother Dale Richmond officiating. Burial followed in the Parsons Cemetery in Olive Hill. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Maxine Elizabeth Burton McGlone 1927-2008 OLIVE HILL - Maxine Elizabeth Burton McGlone, age 81, of Hobert McGlone Ridge, Olive Hill, passed away Tuesday afternoon, November 18, at the Saint Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. She was born May 4, 1927, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Boyd "Poppy" and Beda Belle Kimbler Burton. Maxine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She was a homemaker and a member of the Jehovah Witness. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Artis McGlone; two brothers, Dewey Burton and Chester Burton; one sister, Velbia Burton McGlone; one son-in-law, Delbert Reisinger. She is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, Hobert Sr. and Pam McGlone, B. J. McGlone all of Olive Hill, and Artie McGlone of Natchez, Mississippi; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Josephine and Robert McGlone of Waverly, Ohio, Edna "Sissy" and Robert Lewis of Vanceburg, Ida Belle and Eddie Newman of Taylorsville, Georgia, Leah Reisinger of Beaver, Ohio, Diane and Dwight Rodgers of Olive Hill; twenty grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Friday, November 21, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Marcus Giese officiating. Burial followed in the McGlone Family Cemetery in Olive Hill. Jonathan Newman, Allen McGlone, Coty Rodgers, Tony Reisinger, Tommy McGlone, Tim Lewis, Richie Lewis and Mitch Lewis served as pallbearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Delcie Mae Adkins 1929-2008 GREENSBORO, IN - Delcie Mae Adkins, 79, of Greensboro, went to be with the Lord while surrounded by her family Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at her home following an extended illness. She was born September 19, 1929 in Olive Hill, Kentucky the daughter of Noah and Mary Kathreen Keaton. She had worked in laundry at Henry County Hospital, in dietary at Hancock Regional Hospital, in dietary at Heritage House and at Brooks Canning in Mt. Summit. She had attended North 14th Street Church of God in New Castle. She enjoyed quilting, embroidery, gardening and loved food preservation. She also enjoyed playing checkers and singing. Her little dog, Annie, brought much joy to her life. Delcie is survived by her husband of 64 years: Rufus Adkins of Greensboro; children: Barbara (husband: Donald, Sr.) Dalton of Greensboro; Marvin (wife: Cindy) Adkins of Knightstown; Larry (wife: Mary) Adkins of Greensboro; Gary Adkins of Monticello, KY; Marlena (husband: Dennis) Adkins of Knightstown; a sister: Sylvia Denney of New Castle; thirteen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son: Danny Ray Adkins; grandson: Christopher Adkins; great grandson: Charles Adkins; brothers: Joe Keaton and Claude Ray Keaton; sister: Lucille Adkins, and infant sister: Lillian Keaton. Services will be at 2:00 PM Friday, November 28, 2008 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service Knightstown Chapel with Pastor Elwood Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-2 PM Friday prior to the service. Online condolences may be made at www.hinsey-brown.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Sadie Susan Lowe Stamper 1926-2008 LEXINGTON – Stamper, Sadie Susan Lowe, 82, was welcomed home by her Heavenly Father on Sat. Nov. 22, 2008 in Lexington, KY. Born in Grahn, she was the daughter on the late Luther and Elizabeth Huntsman Lowe. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 41 years, Bill R. Stamper; and one brother, Ray Lowe. She is survived by a loving daughter, Jeannie Susan (Gary V.) Snyder; a devoted granddaughter, Kristen Susan Snyder; and special sister in Christ, Wilma Jean Mobley. She was a former member of the Olive Hill Christian Church and a present member of Southland Christian Church, Lexington, KY. Along with her husband, she owned and operated Stamper’s Market in Olive Hill for many years. She will be missed by all who were touched by her kindness and generosity. A special thank you is extended by her family to her friend and caregiver, Darlene Wilson, her Pink Team from the Lexington Hospice of the Bluegrass and the staff of Extra Care. At her request, a private memorial service was held at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd., Lexington, KY. The service was officiated by Minister Brad Allred. Music was provided by Mrs. Amy McClintock. Interment followed on Monday afternoon at the Olive Hill Jr. O.U.A.M. Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lex., KY 40504 or the Refuge Medical Clinic, P.O. Box 25007, Lex., KY 40524. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Dorothy F. Brown - 1921-2008 Dorothy Faye Brown, 86, of Argillite, Ky., went to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky., after a long illness. Mrs. Brown was born Dec. 27, 1921, in Carter County, Ky., a daughter of the late Dewey and Inez Shuttles Hall. She was a homemaker and loving mother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Brown; two sons, Paul Edward Brown and Earl Brown Jr.; a daughter, Joyce Ann Brown; two brothers, Glen Hall and Carmillis Hall; and two sisters, Gladys Haywood and Clotine Reeves. She is survived by two sons, Henry Brown and Troy (Naoma) Brown, both of Argillite; a daughter, Roberta (Oscar) May of Raceland, Ky.; a brother, James Hall of Coalton, Ky.; three sisters, Geraldine Combs of Cincinnati, Ohio, Frances Hutchinson of Bellville, Mich., and Shirley Shope of Locust Grove, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup by Brother Danny Brown. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery in Hunnewell, Ky. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and an hour before services Thursday at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Marie Wilson Cook Jordan - 1921-2008 Marie Wilson Cook Jordan, age 87, of Flemingsburg Road, Morehead, Ky., passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 27, 2008 in Life Care Center in Morehead. She was born Aug. 5, 1921, in Carter County, Ky., a daughter of the late Avery Sr. and Jenny Ellison Wilson. Marie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a homemaker, a member of Bowen Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and retired from the Carter County Board of Education where she was employed as a cook. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of 36 years, Doff Boyd Cook; one son, Boyd Edward Cook; three brothers, Avery Wilson Jr., Woodrow Wilson and Ralph Wilson; and twin sisters, Mearl Ferguson and Pearl Clark. She is survived by her second husband of 23 years, Ernest Jordan of Morehead; two sons and daughters-in-law, Fred Lane and Pauletta Cook of Ashland, Ky., and Jim and June Jordan of Sand Springs, Okla.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra Colleen Smith and Paul of Elliott County, Ky., Sharon Kay Helterbrand and Arlen of Indianapolis, Ind., and Jenny Hope Hawes of Simpsonville, Ky.; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, John D. and Eleanor Wilson of Knoxville, Tenn.; and one sister and brother-in-law, Katherine and Jim Dalton of Ashland. She also has several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends who will sadly mourn her passing. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Ky., with Brother Clyde Holbrook and Brother Dale Richmond officiating. Burial will follow in Bowen Chapel Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today and until the service hour Saturday at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Lawrence "Junior" Knipp November 12, 2008 CHICKAMAUGA, GA - Lawrence "Junior" Knipp age 80, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Sunday, November 9, 2008 at his residence. He was born in Olive Hill, Kentucky to the late Selbert Cleo & Bessie Mae Smith Knipp. He retired from Cyclops Steel where he worked for thirty-one years as a "Crane Wright". He was a member of the Local #169 United Steel Workers Union. He was a former resident of Mansfield, Ohio for several years. He attended Victory Tabernacle in LaFayette, Georgia. He is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Mae Hedrick Knipp; daughter, Bonnie Jean Knipp; sister, Rose Kathleen Knipp; and a brother, Wally Knipp. He is survived by his wife, Frances "Fran" Knipp of Chickamauga, GA; his children, Roy Lee Knipp of Mansfield, OH, Mary Jane Bartram of Riversville, WV, Allen Gene Knipp of Mansfield, OH; brothers, Alfred Knipp, Roger Knipp; sisters, Norma Jean Artrip, Ruth Elders all of Mansfield, OH; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Tuesday from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and Wednesday morning before the service. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2008 in the funeral home chapel with Pastor: Chris Spears officiating. Burial will follow in Chickamauga Cemetery, Chickamauga, Georgia. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes - J. Avery Bryan Chapel, Chickamauga, Georgia. Online register book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com Submitted by: John Cooper
Ruth Abdon (1922-2008) Ruth Gipson Abdon, 86, of Greenup, Ky., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Abdon was born March 9, 1922, in Carter County, Ky., a daughter of the late Alonzo and Lucy Lawhorn Gipson. Mrs. Abdon was a member of Load Christian Baptist Church in Load, Ky. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Abdon; a daughter, Joan Abdon; five brothers, Willy Gipson, Richard Gipson, Robert Gipson, Roy Gipson and Alonzo Gipson Jr.; and two sisters, Myrtle Fernandez and Alphie Jordan. She was a loving mother of a son, Kenneth Ray (Patty) Abdon of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Norma (Ellis) Smith of Load and Jo (Earl) Baker Cathey of Worthington, Ky.; two brothers, George Gipson of Frankfort, Ky., and Everett Gipson of Lorraine, Ohio; and a loving grandmother of five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup by Brother Jeff Bond and the Rev. Earl Cathey. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery in Warnock, Ky. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and an hour before services Friday at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Grace Sagraves - 1924-2008 Grace Lee Sagraves, 84, of Johns Run, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, in Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Aug. 24, 1924, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Hamilton and Minnie Bayes Isaac. She was a homemaker and a member of Hitchins Christian Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmer F. Sagraves, in 1996; a brother, Raymond Isaac; and a sister, Ruby Horne. She is survived by three sons, Elmer Ray Sagraves of Elliott County and Robert Sagraves and James L. Sagraves, both of Grayson; a sister, Nancy Mullins of Grayson; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by ministers Harold Salyers and Delmar Rogers. Burial will be in East Carter County Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Kelly Mabry, Bobby Sagraves, Jamie Sagraves, Randy Sagraves, Mike Sagraves and Kernie Sagraves. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Donald Harold Reeves (1929-2008) Donald Harold Reeves, 78, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at his home on the river at Port Vincent, La. He was born Dec. 28, 1929, in Carter County, a son of the late Virgil and Ona Jarvis Reeves. He served in the U.S. Army and worked construction for many years. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, James Reeves and Kenneth Reeves. Survivors include one son, Wayne Reeves of North Glenn, Colo.; three daughters, Donna Kindoll of Columbus, Sheree Burwell of Labson, S.C. and Kimberly Reeves of Hortense, Ga.; three sisters, Juanita (Roy) Crum of Denim Springs, La., Dorothy (Bill) Blanton of New Carlisle, Ohio, and Laura Holt of Worthington; one brother, Billy (Nancy) Reeves of Wurtland; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. A graveside memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at Siloam Cemetery, by the Bishop Henry Montgomery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to his two neighbors, Phillip Krumholt and Buddy Ponder for their love and care shown through this difficult time. Arrangements were by Seale Funeral Service, Inc., in Denham Springs, La. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Dovie Roth - 1921-2008 Dovie Roth, 87, of Pedro, died Sunday at a local health care center. She was born March 23, 1921, in Carter County, Ky. Her husband, Austin Roth, preceded her in death. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton. Burial will be in Vernon Furnace Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth St., Seventh Floor, New York, NY 10001. Condolences may be sent to www.phillipsfuneralhome.net. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Roy Smith - 1928-2008 Roy Vernon Smith, 80, of Grayson, died Monday in Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Grayson. He was born June 26, 1928, in Carter County. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill. Burial will be in Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today and until services Wednesday at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Ralph Planck 1925-2008 MOREHEAD – Ralph Planck, age 83, of Sayre Drive, Morehead, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2008, at the U. K. Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born February 4, 1925, in Carter County, Kentucky, and was the son of the late Allie and Eliza Belle Lovelace Plank. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Estep Planck on June 8, 1989; one grandson, Chris Kissinger; six brothers, Harold Planck, Marvin Planck, Vernon Plank, Wendell Plank, Darriel Plank, and Otha Plank; and two sisters, Georgia Carter and Vesta Plank. Ralph is survived by his wife, Ollie “Ottie” Buckler Day Planck, whom he married May 3, 1991; two children, Clifford (Sandy) Planck of Lexington, Kentucky, and Barbara Kissinger of Morehead; two stepchildren, Ronnie (Sandi) Day and Judy (Lowell, Jr.) Pennington, of Morehead, Kentucky; 5 grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 7 step great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by six sisters, Vada Estep and Phyllis Rogers, both of Morehead, Kentucky, Arvetta Dean of Hayes Crossing, Kentucky, Ona Bennett and Joyce Riddle, both of Marion, Indiana, and Shirley Davis of Selma, Indiana; and one brother, Curt Planck of Lenoir City, Tennessee. Ralph was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a lifelong automobile and truck mechanic. He was employed for 17 years at the Lewis Garage and was the former owner of several Morehead businesses, including Planck’s Shell Station on West Main Street, Planck & Kissinger International Harvester Truck Dealership from 1969 – 1971, Eagle Transit Service that provided limousine and taxi service from 1991 – 1996. Ralph enjoyed his family and working around the house and loved to fish. Ralph was well-known and appreciated for his “fish frying” by family and friends and many church and charitable organizations. He was a member of the Clearfield Tabernacle First Church of God. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Cecil Ison, Rev. Gary McQuain, Rev. Jay Harmon and Clifford Planck officiating. Burial will follow in the Estep Cemetery with full military rites conducted by Morehead American Legion Post No. 126. Pallbearers: Cliff “Eugene” Planck, Jr., Darren Kissinger, John Crutcher, Brian Lebanion, Josh Day, and Lowell Pennington, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers: Brice Day, Ted Trent, Jacob Lebanion, Gordon Jones, Johnny Fryman, and Cecil Trent. Visitation is after 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 11, 2008, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals. View or sign guestbook at www.northcuttandson.com Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


John W. “Jack” Hord 1936-2008 MARION, OH – John W. “Jack” Hord, 72, of Marion, Ohio, formerly of Grayson, passed away Tuesday, October 28, in the Marion General Hospital. He was born July 21, 1936 in Grayson, a son of the late John F. and Margaret Woolery Hord. Jack lived in Marion for his adult life and was a U.S. Army Veteran, a member of the American Legion and Elks Lodge 32. He was of the Christian faith and was retired after 35 years with the Parker Hannifin Corporation. Surviving are three cousins, Betty L. Malone of Grayson, Carol Malone Parker of Hilton Head, S.C., Charles Woolery of Texas and many close dedicated friends. Jack was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Hord. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, November 1 at 11 a.m. at the Hillcrest Burial Park where burial will follow. Military rites were conducted by the East Carter Jr. R.O.T.C. Malone Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Delphia Kibbey Sullivan 1913-2008 GRAYSON - Delphia Kibbey Sullivan, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, age 95, of Grayson went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, October 28 at her residence. She was born March 28, 1913 at Iron Hill, a daughter of the late Landon and Genoria Duzan Kibbey. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, James Walter Sullivan who passed away in April 2008; a sister, Martha Colley; a brother, Samuel Kibbey and a grandson, Roy Lee Newland Jr. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith. Her survivors include six daughters, Minnie Inez Sullivan of Grayson, Wilma Blankenship of Ashland, Pauline White of Ashland, Hazel (and Randy) Boggs of Greenup, Edna Fraley of Grayson and Christine (and Jack) Leadingham of Grayson; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 31, at 11 a.m. at Malone Funeral Home with John Lybrook, minister. Burial followed in the Sullivan Cemetery Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Mildred Buckner Stamper Barker 1924-2008 OLIVE HILL - Mildred Buckner Stamper-Barker, 83, of Olive Hill, died Tuesday, October 28, at The Hospice Care Center in Ashland. Mrs. Barker was born November 7, 1924 at Wesleyville, a daughter of the late Warnie Edward and Nannie Frances Cheek Buckner. She was a life long homemaker and a member of the Olive Hill Christian Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two husbands, James Russell Stamper and Clyde Raymond Barker; and one son-in-law, Rev. Hertis Stone. She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Stamper Stone of Mansfield, OH, and Myrtle Faye (Thomas) Shoemaker of Granite City, IL; two sons, James Larry (JoAnn) Stamper also of Granite City, IL, and Billy Edward Barker of Grayson; one step-son, C.J. (Treva) Barker of Olive Hill; ten grand children; one step-grandchild; several great and great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Billy Hubert “Bucky” Buckner of Mansfield, OH, and Darrell Edward Buckner of Belle, WV, and many nieces and nephews. Services were conducted 11 a.m. Friday October 31, at Sparks Funeral Home by Bro. Jim Carroll. Burial followed at Bethel Cemetery in Olive Hill. Pallbearers were: Keith Burton, Melvin McDowell, Hertis Stone JR, Randy Stone, Jim Stone, and Willis Bond. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Kathy Sue Knipp Menix (1962-2008) Mrs. Kathy Sue Knipp Menix, age 46, of Olive Hill, Ky., passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 6, 2008, at her residence. She was born Aug. 7, 1962, in Carter County, Ky., a daughter of Juanita Henderson Knipp of Olive Hill and the late George R. Knipp. Kathy was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her. She was a member of the Olive Hill Church of Christ and was employed at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington, Ky., as a unit nurse for 12 years. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 27 years, Robert “Bobby” Menix; two daughters and a son-in-law, Stacy Parker of Olive Hill, and Stephanie and Matthew Layne of Grahn, Ky.; six brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Debbie Knipp and Mike Knipp all of Olive Hill, John Paul and Toni Knipp of Mansfield, Ohio, Chester and Donna Knipp of Cynthiana, Ky., Steve Knipp of Frenchburg, Ky., and Charles and Jenny Knipp of Olive Hill; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Vicki Brown, and Connie and Randy Offill all of Olive Hill; two granddaughters, Georgie Mae Parker of Olive Hill and Chloe Madison Layne of Grahn; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Sherman and Wilma Menix of Olive Hill. She also leaves other family members and friends who will sadly mourn her passing. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Marvin Gearhart, Brother Darrell Clark, Brother Shawn Hatton and Brother Brent Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in the Olive Hill Memorial Park. Friends may call after 6 p.m. tonight, anytime Sunday and until the service hour Monday at the funeral home. George Knipp, Mike Knipp, John Paul Knipp, Chester Knipp, Steve Knipp, Charles Knipp, Ricky Brown and Matthew Layne will serve as pallbearers. Her nephews, Rusty Knipp, Ricky Brown, Chris Brown, Ty Knipp, Josh Knipp, Jason Knipp, Channing Knipp and Chaston Knipp will serve as honourary pallbearers.


Wanda Jean Burke 1947-2008 GRAYSON - Wanda Jean Burke, 61, of Grayson, went to be with the Father in Heaven on Tuesday, October 21. She was born March 25, 1947 at Louisa, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Alta Cox Allen. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Homer Allen and Jay Allen; and two sisters, Bertha Copley and Maybelle Moore. Wanda was a homemaker. Her survivors include her husband of 41 years, Harry Burke of Grayson; two daughters, Marsha (Adam) Tussey and Kim (Bryan) Queen all of Grayson; one granddaughter, Brittany Burke of Grayson; one brother, Tom Allen of Louisa; four sisters, Margaret (Fred) Bailey of Louisa; Eula Hawse of Grove City, OH, Rosie (Curt) Moore of Louisa and Reta (John) Spillman of Ashley, OH; several special nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. Memorial services were held Thursday, October 23, at 7 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Rev. Mike Green, officiating. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Glen Steven Clay 1959-2008 GRAYSON - Glen Steven Clay, 49, of Grayson, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 19, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born September 14, 1959 in Ashland, a son of William Franklin and Erlene LeMaster Clay of Grayson. Steve was an insurance agent with Ky. Farm Bureau. He was a member, deacon and one of the founders of Freedom Baptist Church, where he was also the Sunday School Superintendent and a Sunday School teacher. He attended Southland Bible College. Steve was a former Defensive Coordinator of East Carter High School Football, with a total of 26 years of football coaching. He coached several baseball and basketball teams. In addition to his parents, his survivors include his wife of 25 years, Rene Dickison Clay of Grayson; two sons, Mark Clay and Tyler Clay both at home; one daughter, Lauren Clay at home; one brother, Roy “Janie” Clay of Grayson; and one nephew: Troy Clay of Grayson. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 22, at 11 a.m. at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson, with Gary Sparks, Lyle McMikin and Sean Pierce, officiating. Burial followed in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Donald Damron, Jason McGlone, Joey Cecil, Carl Wayne McGlone, Bill Lewis, Todd Pratt and Rick Carroll. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Michael Wayne Click 1956-2008 SOLDIER - Michael Wayne Click, age 52, of Clearfield, formerly of Soldier, passed away Saturday morning, October 25, at the U. K. Medical Center in Lexington. He was born February 9, 1956, in Carter County, a son of the late Addie and Dorothy Fultz Click. Mike was of the Church of God faith. He was employed with Ball Homes for fifteen years and a self-employed Drywaller for five years. He loved spending time with his family, especially his son Justin whom he adored. He is survived by his wife of twelve years, Ginger Marlene Sparks Click; one son Justin Michael MacKinley Click both of Clearfield; one brother; Gary Dale Click of Olive Hill; one sister and brother-in-law, Brenda Sue Fife and Roger of Grayson; one niece and her spouse, Jacklyn Sue and Zack Carper of Lexington. He also leaves a host of extended family members and friends who will sadly mourn his passing. Funeral service were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 28, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Bobby Day and Brother Delmar Logan, Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the Bradley Cemetery on Dry Branch Road in Olive Hill. Jodi Bradley, Timmy Bradley, David Greenhill, Jacob Waddell, Danny Waddell, and Larry Wayne Harris served as pallbearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Lowell Franklin Maddix 1923-2008 MARYSVILLE, OH - Lowell Franklin Maddix, age 85, of Marysville, Ohio, formerly of Carter County, went home to be with his Savior Monday afternoon, October 20, at the Union County Memorial Hospital in Marysville. He was born June 25, 1923, in Carter County, a son of the late Robert Samuel and Ida Lawson Maddix. Lowell was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend to all who knew him. He was a Christian and retired after thirty-six years of service from the Columbus Metal Forge, a.k.a. Columbus Bolt Works, where he worked as a machinist. He was a WWII veteran, a member of the Railroad Division. He attended many reunions of the division and attended the WWII Memorial Dedication in Washington, D.C. with his brother Tom Maddix and the Carter County Veterans. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by four brothers, Arnold Maddix, Billy Wayne Maddix, Glen Maddix and Paul Maddix; a granddaughter, Lisa Ann Delgarn. He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Wilma ‘Jean’ Phillips Maddix; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Gary Lyons, Janet and Cecil Drummond of Marysville, Ohio, Loretta Sue and John Scheible of Greenwood, Indiana; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Phyllis Maddix, Earl and Nettie Maddix of Olive Hill; two sisters and brother-in-law, Virginia Osborne, Barbara and Bill Henderson all of Olive Hill; grandchildren, Leslie, Sundae, Jason, Misty and Josh; seven great grandchildren. He also leaves other family members, and friends who will sadly mourn his passing. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday, October 24, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Gary Sparks officiating. Burial followed in the Olive Hill Memorial Park. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Stearl Mosier 1923-2008 OLIVE HILL - Stearl Mosier, age 85, of Olive Hill, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday evening, October 23, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. He was born July 9, 1923, in Grahn, a son of the late Jess and Rhoda Blevins Mosier. Stearl was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and a friend to all who knew him. He served his country during World War II with United States Army, was retired from the Louisville Fire Brick yard in Grahn, and he attended the Providence Free Will Baptist Church. One of his greatest passions was sitting on the porch and telling stories of long ago to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with his many nieces and nephews who absolutely adored him. He has been a father and grandfather figure to numerous young people down through his life that will never forget him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Roger Dale ‘Boo’ Mosier and Donald Ray ‘Don’ Mosier; two daughters, Joan Tackett Carroll and Rita Lynn Mosier; two grandsons, Neil Tackett and Ron Wilson; one sister, Alma Dickerson. He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Christine Carroll Mosier; one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Sue Mosier of Olive Hill; three daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Cliff Wilburn of Flatwoods, Connie and David Fife of Olive Hill, Ella and Harvey Wilson of Boise, Idaho; a grandson whom he raised, Michael Dale Ray ‘Mikie’ Mosier of Olive Hill; eighteen grandchildren and thirty-four great-grandchildren; one sister, Hazel Mauk of Mansfield, Ohio. He also leaves several other family members and a host of friends who will sadly mourn his passing. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday, October 27, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Chris Glover and Brother Bobby Day officiating. Burial followed in the Carroll Cemetery in Grahn. Military grave side service were conducted by the American Legion Post #138 of Olive Hill, at the Carroll Cemetery. Paxston Mosier, Jesse Mosier, Michael Mosier, Tyler Mosier, Chris Mosier, Aaron Tackett and Damien Wilburn served as pallbearers. Earcel Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, Casey Holbrook, Ryan Wente, Phillip Hanshaw, Shawn Carroll, Steve Meek, Michael Pack ,Jesse Wilburn, Wayne McCulley, Andy Smallwood, Rocky Kiser, Ferman ‘Bub’ Shepherd served as honorary pallbearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Vivian Pauline Dickerson Londergan 1923-2008 MIAMIBURG, OH - Vivian Pauline Dickerson Londergan, age 85, of Miamisburg, Ohio, passed away Monday, October 20, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. She was born June 3, 1923 to the late Clarence B. and Elizabeth M. Bloomfield Rogers in Olive Hill. Vivian was a 1943 graduate of Olive Hill High School and attended Morehead State College where she studied education. She was employed as a printer for Dayco for many years, before retiring in 1986. She was a Christian and an active member of the Miamisburg Christian Church. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and reading periodicals, which allowed her to offer her opinion on current issues. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Marvin Dickerson; their daughter, Marlene Dickerson; brothers, Claude Rogers, Hobert Rogers, Wayne Rogers, Martin Rogers and Marion Rogers. She is survived by her husband, John C. Londergan; son and daughter-in-law, James Roger and Terri Dickerson of Moraine, Ohio; three grandchildren, Andrew Dickerson of Miami Township, Ohio, Christopher Dickerson of Miamisburg, Ohio and Jennifer Dickerson of Moraine, Ohio; a great grandson, Elias James Hull; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Willis and Dick Allen of Miamisburg, Ohio; brothers-in-law, Willie Dickerson of Xenia, Ohio, Haskell Dickerson of Grahn; she also leaves numerous nieces, including Carolyn Bell of Dayton, Ohio, nephews and other family members and friends who will sadly mourn her passing. Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Saturday, October 25, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Mark Lilly officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Olive Hill. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Zelma Barker Middleton 1929-2008 OLIVE HILL - Zelma Barker Middleton, age 79, of Olive Hill passed away Wednesday, October 15, at the Saint Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. She was born May 12, 1929 in Carter County, the daughter of the late Emmitt and Pheobe Boggs Barker. Zelma was homemaker and a member of the Haldeman Church of God. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey L. Middleton; two sons, Harvey Middleton, Jr., and Larry Middleton; one daughter, Rosa Mary James; one brother, Albert Barker; three sisters, Olive Middleton, Maudie Johnson, and Catherine Brown; one granddaughter, Tammy Blevins; three great-great-grandchildren, Douglas Ray Willoughby, Andrew Allen Dellaire, and Michael Allen Dellaire. Zelma is survived by one son, Danny Ray Middleton of Grayson; eight daughters, Janey Puckett of Haldeman, Ruby Helton of Morehead, Kathy Gilbert of Morehead, Carrie Gilbert of Olive Hill, Darlene Hall of Olive Hill, Debra Steagall of Lancaster, Tonia Seagraves of Grayson and Alberta Howard of Flatwoods; one sister, Lorene Middleton of Globe; 35 grandchildren; and 56 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Middleton were held Friday, October 17, at 1 p.m. at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home. Don Rivers and Jimmy Holbrook officiated the service. Burial followed in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


DeWayne Allen Barber 1974-2008 OTTER LAKE, MICHIGAN - DeWayne Allen Barber, 33, of Otter Lake, Michigan, formerly of Grayson, passed away from injuries from a job related accident Sunday, October 5, in Traverse City, Michigan. He was born October 11, 1974 in Grayson, a son of the late Charles and Betty Hall Barber. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by grandparents, Etta M. Hall and Steve and Dolly Barber; uncles, Jess W. Hall, John Hay and June Hay; and a brother-in-law, Odie Wayne Bryant. His survivors include his wife, Dori Jo Stephen Barber of Otter Lake, MI; his children, Kerrick Barber, Kaden Barber and Kenzie Barber all of Grayson and Kyle Derscha and Kali Derscha both of Otter Lake; three sisters, Sharon Bryant of Grayson, Jennifer “Sissie” (Robert) Brown of Lewisport, and Tamira (Daniel) Barker of Grayson; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Dewayne was employed by MJ Electric and a member of IBEW Local 369 out of Louisville, and IBEW Local 876 out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was a 1993 graduate of East Carter County High School. He was a member of the ECHS football team and was recognized as Raider of the Year in 1992 and 1993. Dewayne enjoyed life, loved his children, his family and his friends. He was always ready to give a helping hand to anyone who needed one; he could always put a smile on everyone’s faces. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 10, at 2 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Tom Riffe, officiating. Burial followed in the Carroll-Littleton Cemetery. A trust fund has been set up at The Commercial Bank in Grayson for Barber’s three children. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Amanda Tyree Jaynes 1915-2008 GRAYSON - Amanda Tyree Jaynes, 93, a resident of the Chapel House in Grayson, passed away Saturday October 11, at the Ashland Community Hospice Care Center. She was born August 9, 1915 at Hitchins, a daughter of the late Gaines and Rena Reliford Tyree and was a member of the Olive Hill United Methodist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband of sixty-seven years, Raymond S. Jaynes; one daughter, Peggy Jaynes Duvall Kiser; two sisters, Evelyn Tyree Jaynes and Geneva Tyree James; and her two brothers, Earl and Crawford Tyree. Her survivors include one daughter, Betty (John) Jaynes McDavid; two granddaughters, Joan (Fred) Duvall Burton, Mary Francis Kiser (Steve) Shaffer; one grandson, John Steven (Lisa) McDavid; four great-grandchildren, Patrick Burton, Halley and Matthew Shaffer and Erin McDavid; two great-great-grandchildren, Reid Tyree and Rylee Jane Burton. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 13, at 11 a.m. at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Bob Burton officiating. Burial followed in the Jr. O.U.A.M. cemetery in Olive Hill. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Donald Ewing Conn 1936-2008 OLIVE HILL - Donald Ewing Conn, age 72, of Mocabee Creek Road, Olive Hill, was called home to be with the Lord Wednesday night, October 8, at the Saint Clair Regional Medical Center in Morehead. He was born March 10, 1936, in Carter County, a son of the late Allen and Etta Shumate Conn. Donald was a Christian, a member and assistant pastor of the Soldier Church of God. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and a friend to all who knew him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Anton; two brothers, Clyde Conn and Harold Conn; one sister, Phyllis Catron. He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Maxine Mocabee Conn; three daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and David Wyatt of Akron, Ohio, Pamela and Paul Parsons of Lucas, Ohio, Hope and Shannon Bradshaw of Mansfield, Ohio, Duane Anton of Hartselle, Alabama; two sisters, and brothers-in-law, Aliene and Elmer Royce of Newton Falls, Ohio, Elizabeth Hugh of Indiana and Austin Catron of Olive Hill; two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Conn of West Harrison, Indiana and Connie Conn of Mansfield, Ohio; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He also leaves other family members and friends who will sadly mourn his passing. Funeral service were held 11 a.m.Sunday, October 12, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Bryon Hargett and Brother Gayle Price officiating. Burial followed in the Manning Chapel Cemetery in Olive Hill. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Clara Helen Tussey Berry 1923-2008 DENTON - Clara Helen Tussey Berry, 85, of Denton, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, October 9, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. She was born September 24, 1923 at Denton, a daughter of the late Richard and Inez Evans Tussey. She was a homemaker and attended the Straight Creek Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George (Bob) Berry; a daughter, Phyllis Berry; a son, Lee Roy Berry; two brothers, Fred Tussey and Warren Tussey; and six sisters, Eula Mae Pennington, Olivia McFann, Garnet Barker, Janet Thompson, Geneva Tolliver and Cassie Rogers. Her survivors include four sons, Jim (Barb) Berry of Rush, Richard (Patricia) Berry, Terry (Nancy) Berry and J.T. (Vickie) Berry all of Denton; four daughters, Jean Miller (and friend, Duane Collier) of Willard, Sue (Dan) Miller of Mt. Perry, OH, Debbie (Freddie) Burge and Betsy (Tim) Harlow all of Grayson; one sister, Nina Miller of Denton; 22 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 12, at 1 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Danny Kelley, officiating. Burial followed in the Cooksey Cemetery. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Mabel C. Caudill 1918-2008 MIDDLETOWN, OH - Mabel C. Caudill, 90, of Middletown, Ohio died Thursday, October 9, at Liberty of Middletown. She was born in Grayson on January 11, 1918 to parents Thomas and Mona (Everman) Martin. Mabel was an active member of Amanda United Methodist Church in Middletown. Mrs. Caudill is survived by her son, Wm. Stephen (Luann) Caudill; grandson, Craig (Holly) Caudill; great grandchildren, Ashley Caudill and Jonathon Caudill; and numerous nieces, nephews & close friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Caudill; her parents; brother, Roy; and sister, Avalon. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 11, at 12 noon at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home, 3805 Roosevelt Blvd., Middletown with Pastor Marti Pepitone officiating. Entombment was at Woodside Mausoleum. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Nadine Thompson Helderbrand 1922-2008 OLIVE HILL – Nadine Thompson Helderbrand, age 86, of Rose Ridge, Olive Hill, passed away Thursday morning, October 2, at the Saint Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. She was born September 6, 1922 in Carter County, a daughter of the late Fred and Idle Logan Thompson. Nadine was a Christian, a homemaker, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-five years, Luster Arnold Helderbrand; a son, Eugene Helderbrand; four brothers, Bill Thompson, Bernice Thompson, Glen Thompson and Fred “Junior” Thompson; a sister, Virginia Reeder. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Janice Helderbrand of Morehead; three daughters and sons-in-law, Marcella and Phillip Alexandra of Conroe, Texas, Hazel and Edd Branham and Esther and Keith Bays all of Olive Hill; ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clyde Thompson of Winchester, Indiana and Hubert Thompson of Wilkison, Indiana; one sister, Justine Thompson of Shiloh, Ohio; a very special friend and caregiver, Cledith McCleese; she also leaves nieces, nephews, other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 5, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Gayle Price and Brother Lewis Davis officiating. Burial followed in the Logan Cemetery on Rose Ridge in Olive Hill. Martin Branham, Jon Holbrook, Eric Cooper, Nick Reeder, Ray Thompson, Glen Allen Thompson, Phillip Thompson, and John Thompson served as pallbearers. Bill Roe served as honorary pallbearer. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Timothy Lee Pelfrey 1959-2008 SOLDIER – Timothy Lee Pelfrey, age 49, of Eagle Hall Cemetery Road, Soldier, passed away Tuesday morning, September 30, at the Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. He was born May 24, 1959, in Carter County, a son of the late Pondes and Laura David Pelfrey. Tim was an eighteen-year employee of Globe Hardware, where he worked as a laborer. He attended the Halderman Church of God. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Terry, Barbara Brickles and Mary Pelfrey. He is survived by his wife of fifteen years, Mable Hamm Pelfrey; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Liatha Arthurs of Olive Hill, and Willie Greenhill of Soldier; three granddaughters, who he raised, Alice Grace Arthurs, Mable Sue Arthurs and Angel Lynn Arthurs; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Russell and Fredia Pelfrey, Daniel “Dock” Pelfrey and Joseph Pelfrey all of Soldier; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Polley and Oshell Johnson, Marie Braden all of Soldier and April Pelfrey of Ohio; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Willie and Alice Hamm, whom he loved dearly; he also leaves several other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. October 3, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Don Rivers and Brother Bobby Day officiating. Burial followed in the Pelfrey Family Cemetery on Eagle Hall Cemetery Road in Soldier. Willie Greenhill, Bruce Jones, Billy Binion, Ben Hamm, Wesley Pelfrey and Carl Hamm served as pallbearers. Globe Hardware Employees served as Honorary Pallbearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Carolyn Sue Reynolds 1959-2008 ELLIOTT COUNTY - Carolyn Sue Reynolds, age 48, of Elliott County, Kentucky, was called home to be with the Lord Saturday morning, October 4, 2008, in the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Ms. Reynolds was born October 25, 1959, in Carter County, Kentucky, a daughter of Roscoe Reynolds of Elliott County, Kentucky and the late Angie Blankenship Reynolds. Carolyn was a Christian and a member of the Providence Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed going to church and spending time with her loving family and many friends. In addition to her father she is survived by three brothers and a sister-in-law, Robert and Regina Reynolds, John Reynolds and James Reynolds all of Olive Hill, Kentucky; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Diana and Danny Middleton of Olive Hill, Kentucky, Debbie and Charles Whitt, Ella and Larry Carter all of Sandy Hook, Kentucky; a very special uncle, Rupert Reynolds of Elliott County, Kentucky; two precious pets; "Tom and Fluffy." She also leaves behind special aunts, uncles, several nieces, nephews, other family members, neighbors and friends who will deeply miss her and sadly mourn her passing. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2008, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky, with Brother Bobby Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Binion Cemetery in Elliott County, Kentucky. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday and until the service hour Wednesday at the Globe Funeral Chapel. Steven Whitt, Ronnie Whitt, Dallas Middleton, Jerry Middleton, Clede Middleton, Carlos Middleton, Glen David Creech and Steve DeHart will serve as pallbearers. Rupert Reynolds, Cody Reynolds, and Matthew Reynolds will service as honorary pallbearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Bonnie G. Kegley 1935-2008 GALION – Bonnie G. Kegley, 73, of 9763 Ketterman Drive, died Saturday, September 6, at home after a short illness. Bonnie was born in Grahn, on January 7, 1935 to the late Charles and the late Hazel (Williams) Rose. She married Glen Kegley June 27, 1959, and he survives her. They moved to the Galion area in 1959. She attended school in Grahn. She attended the Bucyrus Freewill Baptist Church. Bonnie had worked at Westinghouse and Geauga Plastic, but her most important job was as a wife and mother. She was devoted to her family. Bonnie was outstanding in the kitchen. She was famous for her apple pie, biscuits and gravy and her blackberry cake. She enjoyed spending time playing bingo, her work with the Crawford County Humane Society, and watching her Dallas Cowboys. She is survived by her two sons and daughter-in-law, Ron Kegley of Marion and Jack and Heidi Kegley of Mount Gilead; her granddaughter, Amber Kegley; her twin grandsons, Kyle and Tyler Kegley; her great-granddaughter, Payton Kegley; her sister, Juanita Nolan; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Donna Scott; her sister, Marcella Sturgill; and her brother, Charles “Buddy” Rose. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 9, at Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion, with Pastor Chris Stewart officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery in Galion. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Josephine Holbrook Hall 1947-2008 OLIVE HILL – Josephine Holbrook Hall, age 61, of Kentucky 986, Olive Hill, passed away Sunday morning, September 28, at the Saint Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. Mrs. Hall was born February 23, 1947, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Harve and Firl Nichols Holbrook. Josephine retired from Cases’ Sewing Factory after thirty-seven years where she worked as a laborer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Janice Holbrook Clay; one niece, Savonia Clay. She is survived by one daughter, Cherl Holbrook of Olive Hill; one granddaughter, Sarah Ann Holbrook; one brother, Paul Holbrook of Franklin, Indiana; a niece and nephew whom she raised, Melissa Clay Downs and Kyle Clay both of Olive Hill; a great niece, Zandra Faith Sargent of Olive Hill; a very special friend, Rose Ann Sloan of Olive Hill; she also leaves other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. A graveside service was held Thursday, October 2, at the Tick Ridge Cemetery, on Tick Ridge Fork Road in Olive Hill, with Brother Kenneth Reynolds officiating, Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, was in charge of all arrangements. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Mitchell Ray Kiser 1942-2008 GULFPORT, MS - Chief Warrant Officer Mitchell Ray Kiser, US Navy, Ret, age 66, of Gulfport, passed away on September 27, in Gulfport. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elsie Zornes of Firebrick, and A.B. Kiser of Carter County. He is survived by his wife, Diane Holleman Kiser, of Gulfport; his daughter, Lisa Kiser Scott, and her husband, Ros, of Atlanta, GA; his son, Tim Kiser, and his wife, Vera, of Atlanta; his grandson, Christopher Vargas, of Atlanta, his sister, Von Osborne, and her husband, Richard, of Firebrick; his aunts, Bern Setty of Portsmouth, OH and Joy Floyd and her husband, Wade, of Dayton, OH; his uncle, Roger Lewis, and his wife, Barbara, of Portsmouth, OH; his brother in laws, Dean Holleman and his wife, Laura, Tim Holleman and his wife, Lisa, and Mike Holleman and his wife, Debbie, all of Gulfport; and his sister in law, Amy Angel, and her husband, Michael Martin of Gulfport. Mitch was born in Grayson, on May 25, 1942. He was a graduate of Carter High School, Carter City, in 1960. Mitch graduated from Ohio University, Athens, OH in 1970 with a BBA and Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH in 1976 with a MBA. He was a member of Bayou View Baptist Church. He entered the US Army in 1961 and after a tour in Vietnam in 1963, he joined the US Navy Reserve where he retired as Chief Warrant Officer 04 in 1997. He was a Special Agent with the Inspector General's Office in Atlanta, GA and retired in 1999. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #769, Portsmouth, OH, A & A Scottish Rite, Atlanta, GA as a 32nd degree Mason, the Naval Reserve Association, the American Legion, the Navy Seabee Veterans of America, the Association of Federal Investigators, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association. The family wishes to give a very special thanks to the staff at Greenbriar Nursing Home; Memorial Hospital at Gulfport (Brea and crew of 4-C); Canon Hospice Care; Caregivers and friends, Oma Odom and Melba Collier; and TLC Home Health Care, Rita, Shaun, and Frank. 2 Timothy 4:7 "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith". Memorial contributions may be made to: Bayou View Baptist Church Building Fund, 4709 Chamberlain Ave, Gulfport, MS 39507 or : American Parkinson's Disease Assn, Jackson Metro Chapter, attn: Dan Thomas, PO Box 278, Forest, MS 39074. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 30, at Noon at the Bayou View Baptist Church, Gulfport, where friends may visit from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial with full military honors will follow at Biloxi National Cemetery. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Garnett Reynolds Callahan 1923-2008 OLIVE HILL – Garnett Reynolds Callahan, age 85, of Olive Hill, passed away Monday, September 22, at her home. She was born February 13, 1923 in Carter County, a daughter of the late Prentice and Nellie Henderson Reynolds. Garnett was a homemaker and a member of the Upper Trough Camp Christian Holiness Church. In addition to her parents, Garnett was preceded in death by two husbands, Ercel Porter and Curry Callahan; one sister, Wilma Akers; and one great-grandson, Michael Callahan. She is survived by one daughter, Joyce Callahan and husband, Challas of Olive Hill; four brothers, Elwood Reynolds of Gallion, Ohio, Jim Reynolds, Charles Reynolds, and Fred Reynolds all of Olive Hill; four sisters, Eunice Hill of Mansfield, Ohio, Alma Wells also of Mansfield, Alberta Littleton of Columbus, Ohio, and Linda P’Simer of Olive Hill; two grandchildren, Rick Callahan and David “Harve” Callahan both of Olive Hill; four great-grandchildren, Bradley Callahan, Haley Callahan, Trevor Callahan and Taylor Callahan; also two very special friends, June Garvin and Joy Henderson. Funeral services for Mrs. Callahan were conducted Thursday, September 25 at 2 p.m. at the Oney-Henderson Funeral Home. Officiating the service was Kenny Hamilton and Junior Logan. Burial followed at Garvin Ridge Cemetery Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Larry Gale Cundiff 1941-2008 SOLDIER - Larry Gale Cundiff, age 66, of Soldier, went home to be with the Lord Friday afternoon, September 26, at his residence. He was born November 21, 1941, in Carter County, the son of the late Earl D. and Chrystal Furnish Cundiff. Larry was a Deacon and a forty year member of the Soldier Church of God and was retired from Morehead State University as a football stadium grounds keeper. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Larry said, "Debbie was his first and only love". Debbie said, " foxhunting was his second love". He is survived by his wife of forty years, Debbie Black Cundiff; one son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Arpil Dawn Cundiff; one daughter, Lora Stamper all of Soldier; one sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Lester Adkins of Olive Hill; one granddaughter, Holly Stamper; two grandsons, Joshua Cundiff and Brendon Cundiff all of Soldier. He also leaves a host of extended family and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday, September 29, at the Soldier Church of God in Soldier, with Brother Byron Hargett, Brother Rob Puckett and Brother Gayle Price officiating. Burial followed in the Bradley Cemetery on Dry Branch Road in Olive Hill. Josh Cundiff, Brendon Cundiff, Spike Skaggs, Roger Brown, Phillip Black, Bobby Day, Charles Black, Leck Bradley, Rob Puckett, Mark Adkins, Danny Waddell and Timmy Bradley served as pallbearers. Baker Hargett, Junior Carnell, Kevin Brown, Brian Brown, and Lester Adkins served as honorary pallbearers Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Roy Landin Biggs 1933-2008 OLIVE HILL – Roy Landin Bays, age 75, passed away Saturday, September 20, at his home in Olive Hill. He was born August 3, 1933 in Carter County, the son of the late Leonard and Inies Jordan Biggs. Roy was a farmer, a heavy equipment operator and retired from the ASCS Office. He was also a United State Army Veteran. In addition to his parents, Roy was preceded in death by one brother, George Biggs; a sister, Betty Williams. Roy is survived by his wife, Velda “Judy” Biggs; three sons, Keith Biggs, Danny Clark and wife Lora, Ronnie Clark and wife Linda all of Olive Hill; two daughters, Penny Burton and husband Mike, and Brenda Moore and husband Randy, both of Olive Hill; one brother, Wayne Biggs and wife Mary Kay of Olive Hill; one sister, Faye Smith of Tennessee; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services for Mr. Biggs were held Tuesday, September 23, at 11 a.m. at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home. Officiating the service was John Carter. Burial followed in the Biggs Cemetery. Scott Clark, Joseph Webb, Dwayne Biggs, Rick Bond, Brandon Henderson and L. A. Biggs served as pallbearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Maude M. Walker Wilburn 1920-2008 COLUMBUS, OH - Maude M. Walker Wilburn, age 87, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Olive Hill, passed away Sunday morning, September 28, at the Franklin Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Columbus, Ohio. She was born December 4, 1920, in Carter County, a daughter of the late James Hiram and Bertha Knipp Walker. Maude was a homemaker, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Warren Ernest Wilburn and one brother, James Marcus Walker. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Sue Ellen Wilburn of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Karen Sloan of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren, John Wilburn, Jeff Wilburn, Beth Snare, Madison Wilburn, Katie Wilburn and Virginia Roush; seven great-grandchildren, Alexis Wilburn, Brittany Wilburn, Bronwyn Snare, Danny Roush, Charlie Roush, Adam Wilburn and Jerrod Wilburn; three sisters, Nellie Dailey and Gincy Dickison both of Olive Hill, and Myrtle Debord of Grayson. She also leaves nieces, nephews, other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral service were held 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Marty Dailey officiating. Burial followed in the Bailey Cemetery Grahn. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Clarence C. McGlone 1919-2008 LONGWOOD, FL - Clarence C. McGlone, age 89, Longwood, FL died on September 14. He is survived by his wife Mary Collette McGlone, one sister Virgie Humphreys of Carter County, and several nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Born on January 2, 1919 in Carter County to the late William Green McGlone and Margaret Genora Kiser McGlone, he was one of twelve children including the late Ezekiel Raleigh McGlone, Mahala Hazel McGinnis, Eva McGinnis, Lottie Burge, James Hervie McGlone, Mae Morgan, Marie Frances McGlone, Beatrice McGlone, Prudie Holbrook, and Bessie Akins. A graduate of Morehead State University, McGlone served in the US Army Air Corps during WW II. He retired in 1976 from a career as a civilian training officer with the Air Force Logistics Command. He was designated as a Kentucky Colonel in 1982. A memorial service will occur at Carter Christian Church on 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 4, with Rev. Larry Barrell officiating. Interment will follow at the A.B. (Gold) Kiser Cemetery in Carter. The family will receive visitors at the church beginning at 10 a.m. prior to the service. Sparks Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Louie Edward Clark 1928-2008 Louie Edward Clark, 79, of Olive Hill, passed away on Monday, September 1, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. He was born October 29, 1928 in Lawton, a son of the late Morton and Belle Clark. He was a Carpenter, a Korean Army Veteran and a member of Local 472 of Ashland, the V.F.W. and the American Legion. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pina Boggs and a brother, Jim Clark. His survivors include two sons, Louie E. “Corky” (Bonnie) Clark Jr. of Olive Hill and Garry (Pam) Colgrove of Nicholasville; three daughters, Diana (Don) Zak of Chicktowaga, NY, Debra (Jody) Adams of Grayson, and Dawn (Rich) Goodan of Mt.Sterling; three brothers, Donald Morton Clark of Indiana, Bill Clark of Washington and Sherman Clark of Olive Hill; one sister, Virgie Nell Merrill of Georgia; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 4, at 2 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home with Ron Arnett, minister. Burial followed in the Clark Family Cemetery. Graveside military rites were conducted by the American Legion. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Henry T. Burchett 1931-2008 GRAYSON - Henry T. Burchett, 77, of Grayson passed away Tuesday evening, September 23, at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland. He was born May 20, 1931 in Olive Hill. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 27, at 11 a.m. at Malone Funeral Home with Joe Mullins officiating. Burial followed at the East Carter County Memory Gardens Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Morten Dempsey Lawhorn 1931-2008 MOREHEAD – Morten Dempsey Lawhorn, age 77, of Smithville, Tennessee, formerly of Morehead, Kentucky, passed away Monday, November 3, 2008, at his residence. He was born January 20, 1931, in Carter County, Kentucky, to the late Carlos Vinson and Virginia Bell Smith Lawhorn. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Lawhorn. Mr. Lawhorn is survived by his wife of 54 years, Audress Ivy Oakley Lawhorn, whom he married May 26, 1954; two sons, Herbert (Brenda) Wilson and Kevin (Dianne) Lawhorn both of Smithville, Tennessee; two daughters, Sharon (Kenneth) Cline and Elise A. Flannery both of Smithville, Tennessee; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Kenneth Lawhorn and Ralph Lawhorn, both of Mansfield, Ohio, and three sisters, Elberta Wenner of Aurora, Colorado, and Madge George and Shirley Williams, both of Smithville, Tennessee. Morten was a machinist for the CMP Corporation. He enjoyed hunting and listening to and playing country music. Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 7, 2008, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Brother Don Rivers and Brother Mitch Roe officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakley & Fultz Cemetery on Open Fork Road in Haldeman. Pallbearers will be Jason Cline, Kenny Cline, Jimmy Williams, Grant Fultz, David Fultz, and Tony Fultz. Visitation was after 4:00 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2008, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals. View or sign guestbook at www.northcuttandson.com Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Kathy Sue Knipp Menix (1962-2008) Mrs. Kathy Sue Knipp Menix, age 46, of Olive Hill, Ky., passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 6, 2008, at her residence. She was born Aug. 7, 1962, in Carter County, Ky., a daughter of Juanita Henderson Knipp of Olive Hill and the late George R. Knipp. Kathy was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her. She was a member of the Olive Hill Church of Christ and was employed at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington, Ky., as a unit nurse for 12 years. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 27 years, Robert “Bobby” Menix; two daughters and a son-in-law, Stacy Parker of Olive Hill, and Stephanie and Matthew Layne of Grahn, Ky.; six brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Debbie Knipp and Mike Knipp all of Olive Hill, John Paul and Toni Knipp of Mansfield, Ohio, Chester and Donna Knipp of Cynthiana, Ky., Steve Knipp of Frenchburg, Ky., and Charles and Jenny Knipp of Olive Hill; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Vicki Brown, and Connie and Randy Offill all of Olive Hill; two granddaughters, Georgie Mae Parker of Olive Hill and Chloe Madison Layne of Grahn; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Sherman and Wilma Menix of Olive Hill. She also leaves other family members and friends who will sadly mourn her passing. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Marvin Gearhart, Brother Darrell Clark, Brother Shawn Hatton and Brother Brent Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in the Olive Hill Memorial Park. Friends may call after 6 p.m. tonight, anytime Sunday and until the service hour Monday at the funeral home. George Knipp, Mike Knipp, John Paul Knipp, Chester Knipp, Steve Knipp, Charles Knipp, Ricky Brown and Matthew Layne will serve as pallbearers. Her nephews, Rusty Knipp, Ricky Brown, Chris Brown, Ty Knipp, Josh Knipp, Jason Knipp, Channing Knipp and Chaston Knipp will serve as honourary pallbearers Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Virgie Bernice Kiser Born: July 16, 1938 Died: October 20, 2008 Services: Funeral services will be held at the Walton-Schrader Funeral Home on Friday, October 24, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. Visitation: The family will receive friends at the Walton-Schrader Funeral Home on Thursday, October 23, 2008 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Obituary: Virgie Bernice Kiser, 70, of Alliance, died on Monday, October 20, 2008 at 2:00 a.m. at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on July 16, 1938 in Olive Hill, KY, and lived in Alliance for the past 41 years. Virgie attended the Alliance Freewill Baptist Church. Mrs. Kiser had previously worked with caring hands. She enjoyed spending time with her family and especially enjoyed shopping with her sisters. Virgie is survived by her former husband, Jimmie Kiser; two daughters, Joanna (Mike) Middleton of Alliance and Dinna (Dave) Daniels of Alliance; a son, Keith (Doris) Kiser of Alliance; four granddaughters, Destiny, Rebekah, Katie and Emily; four grandsons, Ben, Isaac, Mason and Matt; a great-grandson, Hunter; four sisters, Sue (Marlin) Oakley of Olive Hill, KY, Sarah (Everett) Stamper of Olive Hill, KY, Madjina McGuire of Olive Hill, KY and Jewell Cooley of Olive Hill, KY; a half-sister, Christine (Gary) Robertson of Mansfield; two brothers, Ira (Fern) Cooley of Olive Hill, KY and James (Letha) Cooley of Mansfield; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was a daughter, Kimberly A. Barker on January 24, 2008; a granddaughter, Sarah Jo Kiser on August 10, 2005; her parents, Ora and Mabel (Davis) Cooley; and two brothers, Bill and Tom Cooley. The family will receive friends at the Walton-Schrader Funeral Home on Thursday, October 23, 2008 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Walton-Schrader Funeral Home on Friday, October 24, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Jimmie Holbrook of Alliance Freewill Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Sebring. Memorials: Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home 1000 South Union Avenue • Alliance, OH 44601 • Phone: 330823-2159 • Fax: 330-823-0503 Submitted by: Amber Henderson


Junior Ray Stevens October 23, 2008 MANSFIELD - Junior Ray Stevens, 72, went home to be with his heavenly father on October 22, 2008. Born January 4, 1936 in Grahn, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Lewis and Mary Ethel (Blevins) Stevens. He served in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany. Junior loved the Lord and his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Janet (Litteral) Stevens; three sons, Brian (Tammie) Stevens, Timothy Stevens, and Darren (Betty) Stevens, all of Mansfield; two daughters, Tammy (Mike) Baldridge, and Cheryl Stevens, all of Mansfield; five grandchildren, Brian Stevens, Brandy (Kevin) Wharton, Clarissa, Darren, and Ashley Stevens; four great-grandchildren, Brook, Kierstynn, Sara, and Taylor; five brothers, Ralph (Mary) Stevens, Ercil (Joy) Stevens, William (Bernice) Stevens, Carmel (Louise) Stevens, and Gene (Noma) Stevens; two sisters, Kathleen Tipton, and Bea Carroll; mother-in-law, Juanita Litteral; many other loving family members; and very special nieces, Barb Boggs, and Linda Perry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter, Rhonda Stevens; sister, Cleo Carroll; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Stevens; and father-in-law, Rev. Clifford Litteral. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, October 24, 2008 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Rd., Mansfield, Ohio 44906. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home conducted by Rev. Clifford Earl Tacket and Rev. Bruce Copley. Military graveside services conducted by the Richland County Joint Veteran's Burial Detail will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com Submitted by: John Cooper
Berkley Reeves October 14, 2008 Mansfield - Berkley Reeves, 85, died Sunday, October 12, 2008, at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. Born May 5, 1923, in Olive Hill, Kentucky, he was the son of Jack and Nannie (Gilliam) Reeves. He retired in 1982 from General Motors where he worked as a forklift operator. Berkley enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Mary Eva Feist Reeves; a son, Rick (Deven) Reeves of Mansfield; a daughter, Nan Jenkins of Columbus; three grandchildren, Nicole Huffman of Columbus, Thomas Cummings of Ft. Meade, FL and Richard Cummings of Bartow, FL; four great-grandchildren, Noah and Jaidan Huffman and Melanie and Kayla Cummings; a sister, Dorthy Sexton of Strasburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Butch Cummings. The family will celebrate the life of Mr. Reeves at an open house to be held Saturday, October 18, 2008, from 12-4 p.m. at his home. The Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors is privileged to serve the family of Mr. Reeves. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com Submitted by: John Cooper

Sullivan 'Butch' Runion October 11, 2008 MANSFIELD - Sullivan "Butch" Runion, 64, died Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. Born May 14, 1944, in Olive Hill, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Henry C. and Gladys (Tackett) Runion. Butch retired from the Pipefitter's Union Local #430. He enjoyed riding motorcycles in his spare time. A loving family man, his children and grandchildren gave his life completion and brought him many hours of joy. He is survived by two children; Kevin (Wynette) Runion and Tim Runion; three grandchildren; Courtney, Clay and Dylan Runion; a step grandson; Brian O'Leary; former wife and lifelong friend; Judy Hill Runion; a brother; William C. (Janet) Runion of Cincinnati; two sisters; Geneva (Chester) Duncan of Muncie, IN, and Geraldine Jones of Assonet, MA; half-sister; Beulah Sharp of Lexington, KY; mother-in-law; Eunice Hill of Mansfield; sister-in-law; Carol (Ben) Jones of Russell, KY, and Pat Hill of Mansfield; brother-in-law; Jim (Kathy)Hill of Theodore, AL; many nieces and nephews; and his faithful and loyal friends; Fred Reynolds, Roy Damron and Bob "Hard Rock" Caldwell as well as many other dear friends. In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by brothers; Gary and H.C. Runion; a sister; Jewell Hedge; half-brother; Ed Jones; and father-in-law; Eldridge Hill. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m., Saturday, October 11 at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St. Additional calling hours will be held Sunday from 12-2 p.m. at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home, Olive Hill, Kentucky with funeral services following at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Rev. Phil Green of Real Life Community Church. Military graveside services will be in Garvin Ridge, Olive Hill, Kentucky. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com Submitted by: John Cooper


WARREN - James M. Rose, 69, 1380 Arbor S.E., died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at his residence of a heart ailment. He was born Sept. 15, 1939, in Lawton, Ky., the son of Chester G. and Bertha Wallace Rose, and moved to this area in 1964. James retired several years ago as a self-employed drywaller.James is survived by a brother, Vernon (Freda) Rose of Mineral Ridge; two half-sisters, Beverly Bernotas of Mansfield and Marsha Houser of Mount Vernon; a stepmother, Emogene Rose of Mansfield; a niece, Darlene Hastings of New Castle, Ind.; two nephews, Christopher G. Rose of Saline, Kan., and Vernon Rose Jr. of South Monroe, N.C. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Betty Brown; and a half-sister, Theresa Thompson. A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home. The Rev. William McCartney of the Braceville Apostolic Church will officiate. Arrangements are being handled by Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home, 126 West Park Ave., Niles, Ohio 44446. 330-652-4311.(special notice) Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Carla Michelle Gilliam Fliger September 23, 2008 MANSFIELD - Carla Michelle Gilliam Fliger's life was tragically taken from her Friday morning September 19, 2008. She was born January 5, 1973 in Olive Hill, Kentucky to Carlos Roy and Loretta Gilliam, and was a lifelong Mansfield resident. Michelle was very family oriented, and is remembered as a peace-maker. She had a big heart, so full of love and kindness that she'd "give you the shirt off her back." She was a hard worker - the kind of girl who would "work her fingers to the bone" in order to get ahead. That strong work ethic is what made her such a valued member of the team at Mansfield Assemblies Company. She started working there in October of 1997, and quickly became a well respected employee. Michelle was currently the group leader of the Titan Line. Described as a wonderful mom, "the kids" were Michelle's world. What time she did take for herself, Michelle filled with flowers, butterflies and cherubs. Michelle could be funny, and her infectious laughter could make a room full of people roar. She'd laugh so hard she'd tear up. She recently began attending Cook Road Baptist Church. Michelle dearly loved her family of daughters Whitney Danielle Bryant and Hailey Dawn Fliger; her son Cody Michael Fliger; her mother and step father Loretta Gilliam Newlon and Michael Newlon of Mansfield; her sister Debra D. Abrams of Cridersville; her brothers and sisters-in-law Gregory & Pam Gilliam of Galion and Anthony & Karen Gilliam of Wapakoneta; step sisters Kristina Glass and Sara Newlon both of Mansfield; her former husband Jerry Fliger of Mansfield; and a wonderful extended family including nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father Carlos Roy Gilliam. Her family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, 350 Marion Avenue (Former Finefrock Funeral Home), where the funeral service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Denny Nezrick will officiate. Burial will follow in Windsor Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Fliger Children's education fund, may be made at the funeral home. Condolences to Michelle's family may be made by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com Submitted by: John Cooper

Emil Carroll September 20, 2008 MANSFIELD - Emil Carroll, 77, died Wednesday evening, September 17, 2008, at his home. Born April 20, 1931, in Olive Hill, Kentucky, he was the son of Tom and Ruthie (Holbrook) Carroll. He retired from Armco Steel and was a member of the United Steelworkers Local 169. He was a former Madison Township Trustee and former Richland County Bee Inspector. Emil attended Real Life Community Church. He was a member of V.F.W. Post #9943, where he was Past Commander and current Trustee, Sons of Herman, Fraternal Order of the Eagles #336, Moose Lodge #341, Shiloh Masonic Lodge #544, F. & A.M., 32nd Degree Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Canton. Emil served his country in the U.S. Army and with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was affectionately known as "Popsey" to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by two children; Carolyn (Roy) Cyrus and Michael (Jenny) Carroll, all of Mansfield; four grandchildren; Julie (J.T.) Wilcox of Mansfield, Joe (Kelli) Cyrus of Lexington, Nikki (Ron) Hopson of Cincinnati and Matt Barnes of Mansfield; three great-grandchildren; Blake Cyrus, Luke Cyrus-Hollinger and Addison Cyrus; three brothers; Norm Carroll of CA, Argus (Leolla) Carroll of Ontario, Kenneth (Loretta) Carroll of Mansfield; four sisters; Emma (Eury) Barker of Olive Hill, KY, Bertha Blevins and Susie Blevins, both of Mansfield, Evelyn Greenhill of KY; numerous nieces and nephews; and close friend; Katrena Cline of Mansfield. Preceding him in death were his wife of 54 years; Clarice Cline Carroll; daughter; Linda Diane Carroll; parents; three sisters; and two brothers. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, September 21, 2008 at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors with Masonic services at 5:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Phil Green officiating. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery with military rites presented by the Richland County Joint Veteran's Burial Detail. Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison Township Fire Department. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com Submitted by: John Cooper


Noah 'Bud' F. Cooley September 10, 2008 MANSFIELD -- Noah "Bud" F. Cooley, 75, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at Mifflin Care Center after a long illness. Noah was born Nov. 1, 1932, in Olive Hill, Kentucky. He enjoyed fishing and working on cars and lawn mowers. Noah was a good husband and father and will be sadly missed by all. He is survived by his wife, Mary Brumfield Cooley, whom he married on Nov. 6, 1976; five sons, Dave (Jodie) Thompson of Mansfield, Noah Cooley II of Mansfield, Michael Cooley of Mansfield, Frank Cooley of Indianapolis, Ind., and William Cooley of Indianapolis, Ind.; one daughter, Meriena Lawson of Mansfield; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Golda Kemp of Indianapolis, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews. Noah was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at Werner Funeral Services, 175 W. 3rd St., Mansfield, with the Reverend Keith Carlisle officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Werner Funeral Services. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.wernerfuneral.com. Submitted by: John Cooper
Carma E. McFarland September 11, 2008 MANSFIELD -- Carma E. McFarland, 79, formerly of Grahn, Ky., died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008. She passed away while living at Heritage Care Nursing Center in Shelby, Ohio. She was born March 23, 1929, near Olive Hill, Ky. A retired seamstress, Carma lived most of her life in and around Grahn, moving to Ohio in 1991 to be near family. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Marshall and Patience (Reger) McFarland of Shelby; two granddaughters, Kara Elyse McFarland of Shelby and Erin (Nate) Berens of Wyoming, Mich.; a sister, Juanita (Clifford) Litteral of Mansfield; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Robert and Cora Helvy McFarland; sister, Wilma K. (Albert) Jones; and brother, Willard (Louise) McFarland. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, conducted by the Rev. Clifford Earl Tackett. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be Friday at 1 p.m. in Reynolds Cemetery, Blue-berry Ridge Road, Olive Hill, Ky. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com. Submitted by: John Cooper
Bonnie G. Kegley September 7, 2008 GALION -- Bonnie G. Kegley, 73, of 9763 Ketterman Drive, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at home after a short illness. Bonnie was born in Grahn, Ky., on January 7, 1935, to the late Charles and the late Hazel (Williams) Rose. She married Glen Kegley June, 27, 1959, and he survives her. They moved to the Galion area in 1959. She attended school in Grahn, Ken. She attended the Bucyrus Freewill Baptist Church. Bonnie had worked at Westinghouse and Geauga Plastic, but her most important job was as a wife and mother. She was devoted to her family. Bonnie was outstanding in the kitchen. She was famous for her apple pie, biscuits and gravy and her blackberry cake. She enjoyed spending time playing bingo, her work with the Crawford County Humane Society, and watching her Dallas Cowboys. She is survived by her two sons and daughter--in-law, Ron Kegley of Marion and Jack and Heidi Kegley of Mount Gilead; her granddaughter, Amber Kegley; her twin grandsons, Kyle and Tyler Kegley; her great-granddaughter, Payton Kegley; her sister, Juanita Nolan; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Donna Scott; her sister, Marcella Sturgill; and her brother, Charles "Buddy" Rose. Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion, with Pastor Chris Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Galion. Memorial contributions may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society through the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at masfh.com. Submitted by: John Cooper
Anna Jewel Rose August 21, 2008 SHELBY -- Former Olive Hill, Ky., resident Anna Jewel Rose, 68, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2008. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home, Olive Hill, Ky., where funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22. Burial in Rose Family Cemetery. Submitted by: John Cooper

MANSFIELD -- Troy Arnold Holbrook, 94, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at Crystal Care Center. He went home to be with his Lord. Troy was born Jan. 23, 1914, in Grahn, Ky., to Walter and Virgie (Holbrook) Holbrook. He came to Mansfield in the mid 50s and began construction work through Labor Local 1216 before beginning work for DSL in 1969, from which he retired. Troy was the oldest living member of the Dean Road Freewill Baptist Church, being a member there for 48 years. In his earlier years, Troy was an avid fisherman, enjoyed gardening, hunting and the outdoors. He was also a great fan of the Cleveland Indians and watching his favorite player, Jim Thome. He is survived by eight children, Corrine Bivens, Mildred (James) Ison, Marvin (Mary) Holbrook, Linda Ewers, Donnie (Pat) Holbrook, Alma (Junior) Conn, Diane (Jim) Gragg, all of Mansfield, and Sue (Richard) Ison of Grayson, Ky.; 33 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Charlene Bear of Olive Hill, Ky.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 51 years, Virginia Marie Holbrook; second wife, Genavee Brewer Holbrook; son, Paul Matthew Holbrook; grandson, Paul Matthew Ewers; granddaughter, Linda Craft; great-granddaughter, Ange-lique Ewers; brothers, Albert, Lester, Homer and Clabe; and sisters, Agnes, Beulah, Mary, Charmi and Lola. The family would like to thank special caregiver Carla of Crystal Care. Friends may call 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Dean Road Freewill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Clifford Earl Tackett. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Crystal Care Center. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com. Submitted by: John Cooper May Lambert July 26, 2008 MANSFIELD -- May Lambert, 57, died Thursday, July 24, 2008, at Ohio State University Medical Center. Born Jan. 27, 1951, in Grahn, Ky., she was the daughter of Pinie Binion Mosier. She worked for Sarca Manufacturing and was a member of Fifth Ave. Freewill Baptist Church. May loved spending time with her family and gardening. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Warren Lambert; mother, Pinie Mosier; 11 children, Angie Riggs, Allen (Brenda) Lambert, Wayne Lambert, Debbie Volmer, Robin Storms, Patricia Smith, Josette Lambert, Ruby (Eric) Hamm, all of Mansfield, Tammy (John) Adkins of Shelby, Jeremy (Jessica) Lambert, and Lisa (Josh) Jarrel, all of Mansfield; 21 beloved grandchildren, including Steven Cash; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Nuckie Mosier of Huntsville, Ala., John Mosier of Clay City, Ky., Morris Mosier of Mansfield, and Perry Mosier of Olive Hill, Ky.; sisters, Martha Owens, Ethel Davis, both of Fredericktown, Goldie Owens, Meddie Mosier, and Edith Holmes, all of Mansfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by son, Clarence Allen Cash; brothers, Kale and George Mosier; and numerous other brothers and sisters. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2008 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, conducted by the Rev. Rick Pelfrey. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com. Submitted by: John Cooper Dwight Brown Interment Kiser-Mcginnis Cemetery, Carter County, Kentucky Born February 26, 1932 Died June 19, 2008 Dwight Brown, 76, Grayson, KY, passed away Thursday, June 19, in Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Grayson, Kentucky. Dwight was born February 26, 2008, a son of the late John Quincy and Missouri Kiser Brown. He is survived by: one sister, Joy Coburn, Greenup; and one brother, Billy C. Brown, South Shore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: two sisters, Mary E. Moore and Betty Tracey; two brothers, Henry and Delbert. There will be no visitation, nor funeral services. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


330 Elizabeth Smith (1916-2008) Elizabeth Tackett Smith, 92, of Catlettsburg, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2008, in Boyd Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she had been residing since November 2005. She was born March 27, 1916, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Perry and Jenny Tackett. Elizabeth was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a newspaper carrier for The Daily Independent for 44 years and a member of Kenova Church of Christ for more than 20 years. She was preceded in death in 1994 by her husband, Sgt. Earl Smith, of the Boyd County Police Department; three brothers, Virgil, Walter and James Tackett; and a sister, Effie Bowling. She is survived by two daughters, Lillian “Lorene” Robinson and her husband, Steve, of Homestead, Fla., and Elizabeth F. Smith and her husband, Gary, of Richmond; a "son,” Eddie Smith and his wife, Pam, of Ashland; four grandchildren, Sharon Bird and her husband, Randy, of Richmond, Bobbie “B.J.” Neely of Miami, Joshua Hoyos of Richmond and Andrew Smith and his wife, Brittany, of Grayson; five great-grandchildren, Jacklynn “Mandy” Otis and her husband, Jason, of Lexington, Shannon Smith and her husband, Seth, of Florence, Marc Bird of Richmond, Amber Coleman and Kyleigh Smith; a great-great-grandchild, Alexandra Smith, and two more on the way; a sister, Dessie Newell and her husband, Gene, of Olive Hill; and many nieces and nephews. Services will be at noon, Monday, July 21, 2008, at Rose Hill Mausoleum in Ashland, with special words of comfort by Amos Prince, pastor of Kenova Church of Christ. Music will be by Samantha Anglin. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, One Intrepid Square, West 46th Street and 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10036. Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg is in charge of arrangements. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Franklin D. “Jack” Catron 1934-2008 MOREHEAD – Franklin D. “Jack” Catron, 73, of Maple Lane passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2008 in the St. Claire Regional Medical Center. He was born on July 17, 1934 in Carter County, Kentucky, a son of the late John and Kate Nickles Catron. Mr. Catron was a retired machine setter for Ford Motor Company in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He was a Kentucky Colonel and attended the Sharkey Free Will Baptist Church. Mr. Catron enjoyed taking care of his home and yard, attending church, working in the church, traveling and visiting with family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert Owen Catron, who was killed in action while serving in the Navy during World War II and an infant brother and one sister, Jessie Oxendine. Survivors include his wife, Charlene Silcox Catron, whom he married on May 17, 1956, of Morehead, six sisters, Jewell Seagraves, Christine Johnson and Pauline Johnson all of Morehead, Maxine Stephens of Lebanon, Ohio, Olive Lee Pierce of Mansfield, Ohio and Martha Silcox of Ypsilanti, Michigan and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Friday, April 11, 2008 in the chapel of the Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home with Rev. Harley Sexton, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Catron Cemetery in Elliott County. Pallbearers will be nephews. To view the online memorial and sign the guest book, please visit www.lanestuckygray.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Gladys Parish Evans 1919-2008 OLIVE HILL - Mrs. Gladys Parish Evans, age 88, of Eden Hollow in Morehead, Kentucky, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, May 27, 2008 at her residence. She was born October 25, 1919 in Carter County, Kentucky, to the late Ora and Ann Porter Parish. Gladys was a homemaker, devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all to knew her. She was of the Church of God faith. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and her little dog ‘Joe’. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a son, Delmas Gay Evans; one brother, Chalmer Parish; eight infant brothers and sisters; and a great grand-son, Deanie Gillispie. She is survived by her loving husband of seventy years, Woodrow Evans; two sons and daughters-in law, Donnie Ray and Jessie Evans of Niles, Ohio, Jackie C. and Brenda Evans of Olive Hill, Kentucky; five daughters and sons-in-law, Doris Jean and Vernon Hamilton Dolene and Bud Knepp of Morehead, Kentucky, Delores and Ed Mayfield, Sue and Ron Bowman of Niles, Ohio, and Danette Evans and Johnnie of Morehead, Kentucky; two sisters, Loretta Holbrook, of Niles, Ohio, Larna Binion of Olive Hill, Kentucky; one special great niece, Lorey Binion Lowe; Twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other family members, neighbors and friends, who will sadly mourn her passing. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2008 at the Bowen Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Olive Hill with Brother Clyde Holbrook and Brother Ray Glover officiating. Burial will follow in the Bowen Chapel Cemetery. . Friends may call after 6:00 p.m. Thursday, all day Friday and until noon Saturday at the Globe Funeral Chapel and one hour before the service Saturday at the church. The family would like to give a special thanks to Mike and Gay Evans for their love and support through the difficult times. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Glenna Porter Waddell 1912-2008 MOREHEAD – Glenna Porter Waddell, 95, of Elliottville passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008 in the St. Claire Regional Medical Center. She was born on July 3, 1912 in Carter County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Millard and Martha Elliott Porter. Mrs. Waddell was a retired cook having worked in ADUC at Morehead State University. She was a very hard worker, was of the Apostolic Faith and enjoyed working in her garden, flowers and her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Merida Anderson Waddell who passed away on November 11, 1995, her son-in-law, Clyde Mays, Sr., two brothers, Ross Porter and Paul Porter, one sister, Ruth Porter Waddell and one half sister, Vada Porter Elam. Survivors include one son, Raymond M. Waddell, Sr. and his wife, Connie Haney Waddell of Elliottville, one daughter, Wilda Mae Mays of Elliottville, one half sister, Eva Porter Sizemore of Hamilton, Ohio, her sister-in-law, Ruth Porter of Elliottville, six grandchildren, Clyde Mays, Jr. and his wife, Linda, Diana Wilson and her husband, Woodrow, Terry Mays and his wife, Sherrie, Raymond M. Waddell, Jr., Phillip I. Waddell and his wife, Misty, Lanetta D. Winkleman and her husband, Richard, twelve great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 PM Sunday, June 1, 2008 in the chapel of the Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home with Brother Daniel Long officiating. Burial was in the Merida Waddell Cemetery at Elliottville. Pallbearers were Raymond Waddell, Jr., Phillip Waddell, Richard Winkleman, Clyde Mays, Jr., Terry Mays, Woodrow Wilson, Pat Mays and Jeff Mays. Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home cared for all arrangements. To view the online memorial and sign the guest book, please visit www.lanestuckygray.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Leslie “Red” Pendland 1911-2008 MOREHEAD – Leslie “Red” Pendland, 96, of Winchester, Kentucky formerly of Cranston passed away Monday, June 2, 2008 in the Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester. He was born on July 5, 1911 in Carter County, Kentucky, a son of the late Charles Pendland and Lucinda Stone Pendland Stacy. Mr. Pendland was a retired farmer and construction worker. He was of the Church of God Faith and enjoyed square dancing, squirrel hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lorena Plank Pendland who passed away on December 17, 1982, one brother, Delbert Pendland, one sister, Marie Paglia, two half brothers, Sam and Clinton and three half sisters, Lona, Irene and Juanita. Survivors include two daughters, Janet Haney and her husband, Bob and Susan Bergstedt and her husband, Steve all of Winchester, one sister, Lyda Springer of Lagrange, Indiana, two sisters-in-law, Tina Evans and Volena “Sissy” Evans both of Morehead, two grandchildren, Robbie Haney and Jenny Noplis and her husband, Anthony and one great-grandson, Jake Noplis. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Friday, June 6, 2008 in the chapel of the Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home with Rev. Cecil Ison officiating. Burial will follow in the Brown Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve Bergstedt, Bob Haney, Robbie Haney, Anthony Noplis, Tim Plank and Don Evans and honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Buckner, Jack Evans and Joe Planck. Contributions are suggested to one’s favorite charity. Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home is caring for all arrangements. To view the online memorial and sign the guest book, please visit www.lanestuckygray.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Dorothy Burke Farmer - 1924-2008 Dorothy Burke Farmer, 83, of Grayson, Ky., went to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 19, 2008 in Boyd Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Oct. 20, 1924, in Denton, Ky., a daughter of the late Herbert and Charity McWhorter Burke. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harrison Shelby Farmer; one brother, John Burke and two sisters, Pearl Swartzwelder and Hattie James. She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Grayson. Her survivors include three sisters, Virginia and Paul Waggoner, Joyce and Clifford Berry and Nora and Tommy Keyes, all of Grayson; two brothers, Everett and Magdalene Burke and Donald Burke and Pamela, all of Grayson; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by Dr. James Girdwood. Burial will be in East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Condolences may be made to the family at www.malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Carole Jean “Jeanie” Cundiff Williams - 1939-2008 Mrs. Carole Jean "Jeanie" Cundiff Williams, age 68, of Olive Hill, Ky., passed away Tuesday evening, June 24, 2008, in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky., following an extended illness. Mrs. Williams was born Oct. 30, 1939, in Olive Hill, and was the daughter of Louise Henderson Cundiff of Olive Hill and the late Otha "Hooks" Cundiff. Jeanie was a Christian, loving wife, mother, daughter and friend to all who knew her. She attended Soldier (Ky.) Elementary School and graduated from Olive Hill High School in 1956 at age 16. She attended Morehead State University. She was a member of the Olive Hill Order of Eastern Star #290. She worked for several years in administrative positions in business and government offices in Kentucky and Ohio, including five years as a deputy court clerk. In November 1981, she opened Flowers by Jeanie at the intersection of Main and Cross streets in Olive Hill. Over the next 27 years, she and her mother built the shop into one of Olive Hill’s leading businesses. Together, Jeanie and Louise sought to give customers the best value for their money and the highest quality floral products available. All who entered the shop received a friendly greeting and warm hospitality. She supported local charitable organizations. She enjoyed spending time with family and close friends, often sharing coffee and laughter. She loved to travel and enjoyed trips to England and France, Greece and several Caribbean cruises. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred Wayne "Buddy" Cundiff. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 44 years, Richard "Dick" Williams of Olive Hill, whom she married on June 20, 1964; one son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Heatherann Cundiff of Ocala, Fla.; two nephews and their wives, David and Diane Cundiff and Jonathan and Kim Cundiff of Olive Hill; four great-nephews; and many more loving family members and friends. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2008, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Martin Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Friday, and until the service hour Saturday at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Kathleen Powell (1929-2008) Kathleen (nee Jones) Powell, 78, beloved wife of Calvin E. Powell for almost 50 years, died June 29, 2008. She was born March 31, 1929, in Carter City, Ky., to Watt A. and Betty B. Jones. She was the loving mother of Kathy (Steve) Listo, Lorrie (Ken) Hays and Cindy (Ed) Phelps; dear mamaw of Corey Losekamp, Ashley Listo, Austyn Phelps, Traci Listo, Maddie Phelps, Landon Phelps and Logan Hays; and beloved twin sister of Lorene Bennett of Ashland, Ky. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Ed and Willard Ratcliff, and survived by many nieces and nephews. The deep love she gave her family will be missed. Funeral service will be at noon Thursday at Strawser Funeral Home, 9503 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, Ohio. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation, 2410 Patterson St., Suite 110, Nashville, TN 37203. Condolences may be sent to www.strawserfunrealhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Lillie “Elizabeth” Stevens Waddell (1920-2008) Mrs. Lillie “Elizabeth” Stevens Waddell, 88, of Route 3, Olive Hill, Ky., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday evening, July 1, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Waddell was born Feb. 28, 1920, in Carter County, Ky., a daughter of the late James and Margarett Barker Stevens. Elizabeth was a homemaker, loving mother, grandmother, sister, neighbor and friend to all who knew her. She was a devoted Christian and has been a member of Upper Bruin Baptist Church for 38 years. In additional to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Everett Waddell, on Jan. 2, 1988; an infant daughter; four brothers, Marvin Stevens, Ezra Stevens, Thomas Stevens and Othar Stevens; three sisters, Eithel Stevens, Ola Knipp and Lola Messer; and a son-in-law, Bill Reed. She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Eithel Whitt and her husband, Wayne, and Blanche Reed, all of Elliott County, Ky.; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Stanley Stevens and Hermal Stevens and wife Sharon, all of Delong, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Brenda Lewis of Sandy Hook, Ky., Bonnie Reed and Jeff Reed, both of Elliott County, Aletha Skaggs of Demossville, Ky., Amy Sparks of Olive Hill, Billy Reed of Elliott County, Dewey Reed of Morehead, Ky., and Steven W. Whitt of Olive Hill; 11 great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren (and one on the way); a stepgreat-great-grandchild; a sister, Dollie Barker Sammons of Olive Hill; and a sister-in-law, Louise Stevens of Morehead. She also leaves several nieces and nephews and a host of extended family members, neighbors and friends who will sadly mourn her passing. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2008, at Upper Bruin Baptist Church in Elliott County by Brother Ennis Lewis Jr., Brother Tim Porter and Brother Russell Griffith. Burial will be in Waddell Family Cemetery at Gimlet, Ky. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at Waddell & Whitt Funeral Home in Sandy Hook and after 1 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Jeff Reed, Billy Reed, Dewey Reed, Steven W. Whitt, James Lewis, Kenny Skaggs, Danny Sparks and Dude Johnson will serve as pallbearers. Galen Reed, Tyler Skaggs, William Reed, Michael Skaggs, Caleb Maggard, Dewey T. Reed, Ayden Reed and Cody Whitt will serve as honorary pallbearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
John Kitchen - 1937-2008 John Kitchen, 71, of Grayson died Saturday at the home of his son in Grayson. He was born May 25, 1937, in Carter County. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today at Sexton Cemetery in Hitchens. Waddell & Whitt Funeral Home in Sandy Hook is in charge of the arrangements. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Doris Stephens Morrison - 1921-2008 Doris Stephens Morrison, age 86, of Ashland, Ky., died Saturday, July 12, 2008 in Boyd Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Oct. 23, 1921, in Carter County, Ky., a daughter of the late Ike and Myrtle Hicks Stephens. She was a secretary with Ben Williams Supply Co. and co-founder of Court of Three Sisters. She was founder of Diabetes Association Horse Show in Boyd County, Daughters of Kings and a member of Holy Family Church. Surviving are one son, Michael C. Stephens of Ashland; one daughter, Eddie Sheila Stephens Lambert of Ashland; three grandchildren, Michael Martin Stephens and Kerstin K. Lemaster, both of Ashland and Ike Matthew Lambert of Fort Wright, Ky.; one great-grandchild, Emily Morgan Lemaster; a brother, Clarence Edwin Stephens of Ashland; two sisters, Josephine Robinett of Slidell, La., and Phyllis Bennett of Ashland; and a host of nieces and nephews. A Mass will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at Holy Family Church in Ashland by the Rev. Joseph Koury. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland. Memorials may be made to Holy Family Church, 900 Winchester Ave., Ashland, Ky. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Edna Davis Royster - 1931-2008 Edna Davis Royster, 76, of Buzzard Roost Road, Garrison, died Tuesday morning in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. She was born Oct. 4, 1931, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Virgil Lew and Haley Potter Davis. Mrs. Royster was a homemaker and a member of Carter City Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Homer Davis, Wade Davis, Wayne Davis and Joe Davis; and two sisters, Myrtle Neighbors and Virgina Cooper. She is survived by her husband, Hobart Royster, of Garrison; three daughters, Brenda (Kenny) Louder of Big White Oak, Debra (Danny) Rhoden of Westwood and Jenny (Ricky) Burns of Garrison; two sons, Dale (Lisa) Royster of Garrison and Homer (Cheri) Royster of Garrison; seven grandchildren, Mandi (Tom) Shope, Paul Louder, Dennis Rhoden, Derick (Jessica) Rhoden, Daniel (Sunshine) Rhoden, Richard Burns and Mitchell Royster; seven great-grandchildren, Iven, Johnathan, Amy, Courtney, Gauge, Austin and Little Edna; a brother, John Davis of Michigan; and a sister, Ruthe Greene of Big Leatherwood. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2008, at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by Jimmy Potters. Burial will be in Grizzle Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today, July 17, 2008, at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.sparksfh.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Russell Carlton “Carl” Wilburn - 1942-2008 Russell Carlton “Carl” Wilburn, 83, of Grayson, Ky., passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2008, in Dayton, Ohio. He was born Oct. 19, 1924, in Carter County, a son of the late Jacob and Jessie Callihan Wilburn. He was retired from the Army and Civil Service, was a World War II Korean veteran and a member of the VFW and Disabled Veterans. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Everman Wilburn; a daughter, Heidi Prelitz; three brothers, William “Bill,” Earl and George Harold Wilburn; and two sisters, Faye O’Dell and Janice Carter. His survivors include two sons, Wade (Donna) Wilburn of Grayson and Jadd (Charlene) Wilburn of Chula Vista, Calif.; a daughter, Cassie (Mark) Barnes of Madison, Ala.; two stepsons, James (Debbie) Everman of Grayson and Tyrone (Alice) Everman of Gulfport, Miss.; a sister, Helen LeMaster of Hitchins, Ky.; grandchildren Jessica (Aaron) Tackett, Erica (Jamie) Roe, Tayler (Megan) Wilburn, Jadd R. (Geneve) Wilburn, Sarah Everman, Tracy Everman and Scott Everman; and great-grandchildren Jesse Wilburn, Jade Wilburn, Whitley Tackett, Ashley Roe, Skylar Sexton, Tyler Wilburn and Jadd Russell Wilburn Jr. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2008, at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by Tim Carper, minister. Burial will be in East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, July 18 and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the U.S. Army from Fort Knox, Ky. Condolences may be sent to www.malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Vicie Cox July 7, 2008 MANSFIELD -- Vicie Cox, 70, died Saturday, July 5, 2008, at her home after a long illness. Mrs. Cox was born Oct. 21, 1937, in Olive Hill, Ky., to Elijah and Arizona (Blankenbacker) Moore, and had lived in Mansfield most of her life. Vicie had worked for Roseland Screen Machine Factory and was a member of Bowman Street Church of God. Surviving are two sons and three daughters and their spouses: James (Bev) Cox of Bellville, Karen (Bob) Burns of Mansfield, Kay (fiancé Chris Bower) Orren of Fredericktown, Clinton Cox of Mansfield, Viola (Keith) Dininger of Mansfield; dear friends, Marty and Marie Porter; grandchildren, Amanda and Troy Burson, Tim Cox, Danny and Nikki Fannin, Loretta and Mike Curry, Kay Fannin, Tony and Laura Orren, Brandon Orren, Clinton Jr. and Samantha Cox, Jamie and Darren Earls, Lori and Carl Collier, Joshue Skaggs, Dusty Carmen, Angie and Daniel Kenner; 27 great-grandchildren; four brothers and three sisters, all of Kentucky; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl T. Cox; daughter, Patricia Ann Cox; grandson, James Lee Cox Jr.; grandson, David Ray Fannin; granddaughter, Patricia Ann Fannin; and one sister. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at the funeral home, conducted by Pastor Clifford Earl Tackett, Pastor Elijah Wagner and Pastor Bruce Copley. Family will be receiving friends at 752 Lenox Ave. following the services Wed-nesday. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com. Submitted by: John Cooper

Donald R. Porter Born in Olive Hill, KY on Apr. 18, 1930 Died on Jun. 1, 2008 and resided in LaFontaine, IN. Visitation: Wednesday, Jun. 4, 2008 & Thursday, Jun. 5, 2008 Service: Thursday, Jun. 5, 2008 Cemetery: Knox Cemetery Donald R. Porter April 18, 1930 — June 1, 2008 LAFONTAINE — Donald R. Porter, 78, died at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2008 in Rolling Meadows Health Care Center. He was born in Olive Hill, Ky. to the late Everett and Gracie (Erwin) Porter and lived in Marion for 25 years before moving to Pt. Isabel where he lived for 18 years. He married Earline Richmond in 1950, they had one son J.C. and then he married Peggy Kariger in 1964. Peggy preceded him in death in December of 2003. Donald was a US Army Korean War Veteran, serving from 1951 to 1954. He retired from Marion VA Medical Center in 1985 after 32 years where he worked in the carpenter shop. He was a past member of Westside Assembly of God and Elwood First Assembly of God. Donald was an avid fisherman and carpenter. Survivors include son, J.C. (Lori) Porter, Marion; step-daughter, Bette (Bill) Hiatt, Secrest Lake; step-son, George (Lee) Leisure, Monticello; grandchildren, Lisa, Steven, David, Leeanna, David, Matt, Carin, Debbie and Lynnette; sisters, Doris (Royce) Tackett, Niles, Ohio, Wanda Maddix Spencer, Olive Hill, Ky.; brothers, Edd (Hope) Porter, Olive Hill, Ky., and Arney (Betty) Porter, Niles, Ohio. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in New Life Community Church, 2011 W. 10th St., Marion, with Revs. Johnny Garrison and David Grieve officiating. Burial will be in Knox Chapel Cemetery, Pt. Isabel. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 North Baldwin Avenue, Marion, IN and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com. Submitted by: John Cooper


Link to the story of the Silver Bridge collapse Counts, Cecil Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV Monday, December 18, 1967 Page 1 Obituaries Given for Bridge Victims Funeral. Services for Cecil Counts, 48, of Gallipolis Ferry, formerly of Grayson, Ky., a third victim of the bridge collapse were scheduled for 2 pm today at the Iron Hill (Ky.) Christian Church with burial to follow in the Carter County Memory Gardens at Grayson. The Malone Funeral Home at Grayson had charge of the arrangements. A farmer and livestock dealer, he was born March 18, 1910 at Oldtown, Ky., a son of Mrs Georgia Willis Counts of Grayson and the late Morton Counts. Other survivors include the wife, Mrs. Dexter Brown Counts; a son, Herbert Roger Counts of Plain City, O.; three daughters, Mrs Myrtle Stanley of Hitchins, Ky., Mrs. Ralph Barker of Grayson Rt. 3 and Mrs. John P Bush of Gallipolis Ferry; four sisters, Mrs. Claris Claxon, Mrs. Edgar Everman and Mrs. Garland Knipp, all of Grayson, and Mrs. Dick Vincent of Ashland, Ky.; two brothers, Hord and Norman Counts, both of Grayson, and eight grandchildren. Submitted by: Glen Haney
June P. Savage, of Ashland, Kentucky, died Monday, July 7, 2003, in Carter County Nursing Home in Grayson, after an extended illness. Mrs. Savage was born June 5, 1915, in Grayson, a daughter of the late Roscoe C. and Ella Belle Everman Littleton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Darrell H. Savage, and one son, Gary Savage. She was a homemaker, member of Beech Street Christian Church, Eastern Star-Ashland Chapter, Past Worthy Matron-District Worthy Matron, Grand International Representative for Order of the Eastern Star, and taught Sunday school at Beech Street Christian Church for teenagers for 35 years. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Robert C. Savage (Shirley A.) of West Palm Beach, Fla.; one granddaughter, Beth Ann Blackburn (Matthew) of Juno Isles, Fla.; three great-granddaughters, Cara, Alyssa and Amanda June Blackburn, all of Juno Isles. Funeral services for Mrs. Savage will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 11, at the Steen Funeral Home-Marshall Steen Chapel in Ashland by the Rev. Kenneth Vaughn. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Submitted by: David Tucker

Loyd "Steelhead" Sammons Loyd “Steelhead” Sammons, 90, died August 1, at the home of his daughter Chrystal McCormick of Idaho Falls. Loyd had just celebrated his 90th birthday with his daughters and their families on July 24. Loyd was born and raised in Hitchens, Kentucky. He lived in Hitchins until he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and was sent to Camp Challis in Idaho. His CCC years were some of the “best years of my life” he later would say. It was in the CCCs he received the nickname of “Steelhead” which was the only name many of the older residents of Challis knew him by. Loyd later worked for Boeing in Seattle. At the entry of the USA in WWII, he enlisted in the Marines and was part of the battle of Iwo Jima. Following the war, he returned to Challis in 1946 where he has lived since. On May 16, 1948, he married Doris Gardiol of Challis whose parents and grandparents had been some of the early-day pioneers in the Challis and Mackay areas. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service in the Challis National Forest until his retirement. For more than 50 years, he was a member of the American Legion, where he was a service officer helping veterans and veterans’ widows receive their benefits. One of his highest obligations was honoring those who had fought for their country. He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge, volunteered at Senior Citizens and had a great interest in the Challis Museum. Loyd and Doris’ yard is an object of admiration for many Challis residents. Although in recent years, Doris had to reduce the size of her flower beds and Loyd didn’t have a garden, their yard still looked neat as a pin and beautiful to boot. Loyd couldn’t resist tending the volunteer sunflowers or potatoes that popped up. Survivors include his daughters, Marie Sasser of Boise, Chrystal (Steve) McCormick of Idaho Falls and Delores (Doug) Rumble of Ammon; sisters Anna Lois Burke of Cabin Creek, W.Va and Elizabeth Rogers of Ceredo, W.Va; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grand-children. He was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held at the Challis Mission Church, August 7. Graveside military rites were performed by Philip Kirk Post of the American Legion. His grandson, Dan Rumble who is with the Idaho National Guard training in Texas to be sent to Irag, participated in the rites as well and presented the flag to Doris. Doris will be staying at her daughter Chrystal’s in Idaho Falls until returning to Challis with her daughter Marie later on in September. Loyd always greeted everyone with a smile and a joke. Many Challisites were very helpful in “watching” out for Loyd in his purple car as he checked out the changes at the Challis Golf Course or the activities at the Forest Service compound. “Semper Fi (always faithful)", the Marine Corps motto, was also true of Loyd’s life. He was faithful in his service to his family, his community and his country. Loyd was born in Kentucky and loved his heritage, but Challis, Idaho was in his heart. From the Challis Messenger, Challis, Idaho Submitted by: David Tucker


NINA (HYSON) HIGGINSON Nina was born on November 23, 1915 at Wilson Creek, Carter County, Kentucky, a daughter of Freeland Hyson and Nancy Mary Smith Carraway. She received her early education in Ashland, Kentucky. She met her future husband when she was 12 years old and he was a "Mormon" missionary to Ashland. They met again 10 years later and she married Moses Vernon Higginson on January 7, 1938 in Ashland, Kentucky. They were sealed in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple on March 1, 1938 as they made their way west to her new home in Chesterfield, Idaho. Vern passed away on January 15, 1995, just after their 57th anniversary. Nina was active in all the organizations of the LDS church and loved the gospel. She had a testimony of the Book of Mormon and the Savior and shared it with others. Survivors include her two daughters: Nancy (Alton) Ekins, of Elkridge, UT; Vicki (Dwayne) Morrison, of Meridian, ID, currently serving an LDS mission in Ghana, West Africa; and a son-in-law, William E. Robison, of Pasco, WA. She is the grandmother of 16; great- grandmother of 46; and has several great-great-grandchildren. Nina was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons: Lorin Vernon and Dan Charles; a daughter, Bonnie Robison; granddaughter, Dixie Robison; and great-granddaughter, Wendy Robison; also by her sister, Elizabeth Smith; and brothers Hyson and Franklin Carraway. A viewing will be held Friday, December 26, 2003 from 6-8 p.m. at the Walker Mortuary, 187 South Main Street, Spanish Fork, UT. She will then be taken to Meridian, Idaho for funeral services on Monday, December 29, 2003 at 1 p.m. in the Parkside LDS Ward Chapel on Ten Mile Road just off Cherry Lane in Meridian. There will be a viewing at noon, prior to the services. Burial will be at the Meridian Cemetery in Meridian, Idaho. The family wishes to thank the employees of the Salem Beehive Home and Alpine Hospice for the loving care they showed their mother. Copyright C 2003 Deseret News Publishing Co. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning Company. All rights Reserved. Submitted by: David Tucker

ELIAS HOWARD SELLARDS (1875-1961) Dr. Elias Howard Sellards, Professor, Director Emeritus of the Bureau of Economic Geology, former Director of the Texas Memorial Museum, and distinguished geologist, died at the age of 85 in Austin, Texas, February 4, 1961. Dr. Sellards was born May 2, 1875, at Carter, Kentucky. The family moved to Kansas by covered wagon when Dr. Sellards was a youth. He attended school both at Carter, Kentucky, and Scranton, Kansas, completing his high school education at Scranton in 1894. He was a student at Washburn Academy at Topeka, Kansas, and then attended the University of Kansas at Lawrence and was graduated with the BA degree in 1899; he received the MA degree from that University in 1900. He continued graduate study from 1901 to 1903 at Yale University, holding both a scholarship and fellowship, and received the PhD degree in 1903. At Yale his work brought him under the influence of three famous teachers, Charles Schuchert, Charles E. Beecher, and H.S. Williams. Charles Schuchert became a close personal friend and visited Dr. Sellards many times in his home. Dr. Sellards began his teaching career as Instructor in Geology and Mineralogy at Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey, during the 1903-1904 school year. He accepted the Chair of Professor of Geology and Zoology at the University of Florida, at Gainesville, in 1904 and continued in this position until 1907, when he became State Geologist of Florida and moved to Tallahassee. While he was Florida State Geologist, he published 12 annual reports, two bulletins, and numerous articles of enduring prominence. These publications related mainly to basic geology and mineral resources of Florida. During this period he devoted considerable attention to fossil vertebrates, especially early man, and was constantly on the alert for evidence of early man. In 1913, human remains were found in the undisturbed wall of a canal at Vero (now Vero Beach), Florida. This discovery resulted in a conference of noted scientists at the site in 1916. Dr. Sellards moved to Texas in 1918 to accept the position of Geologist on the staff of the Bureau of Economic Geology offered by Dr. J. A. Udden, then Director. He was appointed Associate Director of the Bureau in 1925 and succeeded to the Directorship in 1932, which position he held until 1945 when he was placed on modified service. He was appointed Professor of Geology and a member of the Graduate Faculty at the University of Texas in 1926 and was Director of the Texas Memorial Museum, Austin, from 1938 until retirement in 1957. He was the Director Emeritus of the Bureau of Economic Geology from 1945 until his death, maintaining an office in J Hall on The Little Campus and entering into the activities of the Bureau as his physical condition permitted. During his 39 years of service at UT-Austin, Dr. Sellards attacked geological and paleontological problems with insatiable interest. One of his first assignments, placed on him by the Attorney General of Texas, was to determine the original boundary between Oklahoma and Texas along the Red River. He presented his work so thoroughly that the Supreme Court of the United States rendered an opinion favorable to Texas. Between never-ending administrative duties, he found time to author and edit extensive reports on the geology and mineral resources of Texas. Among the important contributions are the two-volume compendium on the stratigraphy and structure of Texas, with accompanying geologic and structural maps of the State, and a book on "Early Man in America" including bibliography of literature on the subject. He was engaged on extensive revision of this book at the time of his death. During W.P.A. days, Dr. Sellards directed a paleontological project which assembled an outstanding collection of Pleistocene fossils remains. He taught stratigraphy in the Department of Geology and supervised 17 Master’s students and one PhD student. Dr. Sellards participated in University affairs by serving on the Sharp-Cullinan Scholarship Committee. He was largely responsible for initiating the Petroleum Engineering Department of the University. The University of Kansas presented the Erasmus Haworth Award for a distinguished alumnus in 1958 to him at an alumni luncheon in Los Angeles and the University of Florida has established the Sellards’ Geology Student Award in his honor because of his contributions to basic geology in that state. .................................... According to Texas Death Records his parents were Wiley Sellards and Sarah Menix. Submitted by: David Tucker


April 4, 1946 The Oklahoman Oklahoma City, Oklahoma page 1, photo James Keaton, Widely Known Attorney, Dies Heart Ailment Fatal To Crusader For Better Government James R. Keaton, 84, prominent Oklahoma attorney since 1890, died at 7 pm Wednesday at Wesley hospital of a heart ailment following an illness of several days. Formerly vice-president of the American Bar Association and president of the state bar, Keaton was noted for more than 50 years among Oklahoma City attorneys as a stickler for legal ethics, a crusader for governmental reforms and economy in all branches of government. Identified with numerous non-partisan campaigns... Known for his part in the fight against the Jack Walton administration which led to the impeachment of the governor. Keaton refused to run for corporation commissioner during the Walton regime. In later years the prominent attorney took a stand against the encroachment of oil wells within the city limits... Keaton was born in Carter County, Kentucky, December 10, 1861. He graduated from National Normal university at Lebanon, Ohio, in 1884 and took his law degree at Georgetown university in 1890. Keaton left Kentucky in 1884 for Texas where he became the principal of Hico high school and served as publisher and editor of the Hico Courier for two years. Admitted to the bar in 1890 he married Lucille Johnston of Denton, Texas, the same year and formed a law firm with John H. Cotterel at Guthrie, where he practiced law until 1896, when he was appointed associate justice of the supreme court of the Oklahoma territory. Active in the state bar association since its founding. Judge Keaton served on the executive committee of the American Bar Association for three years and in 1935 was elected vice president of the national legal society. He was delegate from Oklahoma county to the first state Democratic convention and served on the committee on resolutions. In 1902 he became a member of the law firm of Shartel, Keaton and Wells. The firm was re-organized in 1912 as Keaton, Wells and Johnston. Judge Keaton, a lifetime member of the Oklahoma Historical Society, was admitted to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1937. He was a member of the Men's Dinner Club of Oklahoma City. Survivors include a stepson, Clarence J. Keaton, 1710 N Eastern, a brother, E. F. Keaton, New Holland, Ohio. and a sister, somewhere in Kentucky. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Street and Draper. April 5, 1946 The Oklahoman Oklahoma City, Oklahoma page 14 Keaton Rites Set Saturday Services for James R. Keaton, 84, prominent Oklahoma City attorney, who died Wednesday of a heart aliment, will be at 2 pm Saturday in the First Presbyterian church, Dr. John R. Abernathy and Dr. Ward Davis will officiate. Keaton, formerly vice-president of the American Bar Association and president of the state association, was an attorney here for more than 50 years. Active bearers will be Walter A. Lybrand, Claude Monnett, L. E. McElroy, Fisher Ames, Warren Edwards, and Granville Tomerlin. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery, with arrangements by Street and Draper. April 6, 1946 The Oklahoman Oklahoma City, Oklahoma page 11 James R. Keaton Services will be in First Presbyterian church at 2 pm Saturday for James R. Keaton, 84, attorney, who died Wednesday. The body will lie in state at Street and Draper funeral home from 10 am to 1 pm Saturday. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Submitted by Marti Graham, August 2003. Information posted as courtesy to researchers. The submitter is not related to nor researching any of the above. Family Researcher: Norma Zanetti nzanetti@triad.rr.com July 2003. ................ It is interesting to note that several other families left Carter County about the same time (1884) and some of them settled in the Hico, Hamilton County, Texas area. Census records indicate that his father was James R. Keaton who died in Carter County in 1912. His mother was Mary A. Huff who died in Carter County in 1936. James was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1938. The book A STANDARD HISTORY OF OKLAHOMA, page1381 does confirm that James was the son of Nelson T. and Mary A. (Huff) Keaton. Submitted by: David Tucker


Dorothy Angeline Hay Cox Chenault, 72, of Plain City, OH passed away May 12, 2008, in her residence. She was born November 5, 1935 in Martha, KY, the daughter of the late George and Mary Hay. Dorothy was retired from the Navistar Corp. She was a loving mother who was a member of the Spring Fork Enterprise Baptist Church. Dorothy was a former recording secretary with the AFL/CIO. She enjoyed playing and winning at Bingo and was an avid Ohio State Fan. She also enjoyed attending thoroughbred horse racing and was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast. Survivors include five children; Johna (Leo) Solis of Grove City, OH, Ronald, Robin and Randy (Deborah) Chenault, all of Columbus, OH, Robert Chenault of Galloway, OH; seven grandchildren, Anthony, Brittany, Nathan, Jim Bob, Nichole, Michael, Tabitha and Damien; 12 great-grandchildren, Leilani, Dana, Jeremy, Ariel, Freedom, Jazzmine, Alora, Jeadlyn, Madison, Bradley, Dalton and Aaron; two sisters, Janis (Woody) DeLong of Plain City, OH, Linda (Tim) Davidheiser of Zanesville, OH; five brothers, Frank Hay of Plain City, Walter Hay of Hilliard, OH, Larry Hay of Marysville, OH, Gary Hay of Dublin, OH, David Hay of West Jefferson, OH; several nieces, nephews and many friends. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Rita Clay; two infant sisters, Zolena and Deloris; a brother, Edgar Hay. Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. May 15, 2008 at the RADER-MCDONALD FUNERAL HOME, 1355 W. Main St., West Jefferson, OH where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. May 16, 2008. Burial will follow at Forest Grove Cemetery in Plain City. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
This obituary for Julia Power Richards Vincent was written by Minerva Ellie [Nellie] Richards Dunlap in Seattle, Washington in 6/9/1889. It was again published in the ASHLAND Independent Newspaper by Rev. Robert E. Dunlap, Pastor of First Christian Church of Seattle, Washington, on 7/10/1889 and again, on 8/1/1889 by Michael A. Vincent of Abilene, TX. It says: Julia Power Richards VINCENT b. 1/25/1853 m. Lewis Steward VINCENT 5/11/1875, d. 6/9/1889 in Soldier Ky. "Her sickness was long and painful; but she bore it patiently, fully trusting in her Master, whom she had served from childhood; that all would be well. She made the good confession and was baptized in the winter of 1867-68, and lived faithfully up to this confession. And although surrounded by many disadvantages, she steadfastly sought to raise her family in the fear and instruction of the Lord. Here was a beauty of character that cannot fade away. The sunlight of her precious memory will shine upon every dark valley through which we, who are left, must go." The above obit was actually contributed to me, by Pastor John Quigley, whose wife, Catherine Yvonne Vincent, is descended from John Frazier VINCENT [Brother of our Joseph VINCENT JR.] NOTE BY DKT: The Old Cemetery Index shows that Julia P. Vincent is buried in the Old Vincent Cemetery. Her dates are shown as Jan 25, 1856 to June 9, 1899. It would appear that the stone was transcribed incorrectly since the obit indicates her death was 1889 and not 1899. Also note the year of birth is shown as 1853 in one and 1856 on the other. Submitted by: David Tucker
Sharlene Kiser MANSFIELD -- Sharlene Kiser, 73, died Monday, May 5, 2008, at Crystal Care Center, Mansfield. Born June 16, 1934 in Olive Hill, Carter County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Lewis and Lula Mae Burchett Kiser. Sharlene was a hard worker who took pride in raising her family. She is survived by two sons, Larry Kiser, and Garry and Debra Kiser, all of Mansfield; two grandchildren, Rachel and Jacob; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and 15 brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 8, 2008 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, conducted by the Rev. Brian Phillips. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made in care of the family. Originally published May 7, 2008 Submitted by: John Cooper
Robert 'Richard' Mabry MANSFIELD -- Robert "Richard" Mabry, 67, died Sunday, April 20, 2008 at MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital. Born June 2, 1940, in Olive Hill, Ky., he was the son of Cletis and Tennie Goodan Mabry. He retired from Mansfield Plating. Richard was involved with his neighborhood watch program, and was a classic car fan. He is survived by his wife, Judy Kiser Mabry; children, Angela (Phillip) Stephens, Dee (Brad) Grossman, Richard (Laura) Mabry, and Kim Pendleton, all of Mansfield; grandchildren, Samantha, David, Danielle, Kierstin, D.J., Justin, Kamrin, and Heather, all of Mansfield; great-grandchildren, Mason, Taylor, Brittany and Kaylee; siblings, Betty, June (Dempsey), Gay, Jay, Toby (George), Rose (Darrell) and Gene; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors. Friends may also call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Oney Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill, Ky. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Kiser Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association or Alzheimer's Association. Originally published April 22, 2008 Submitted by: John Cooper
Stella Ruth Bond Stricklin MANSFIELD -- Stella Ruth Bond Stricklin, 71, died Monday, April 28, 2008, at MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital. She passed away unexpectedly after being cancer-free for eight years. The wife of Henry Stricklin and owner of Hank's Olde Tyme Bar-B-Que, Stella was born Oct. 5, 1936, to Theo-dore and Wanda Riley Bond in Olive Hill, Ky., coming to Mansfield in 1957. Stella was a waitress for 16 years at Hilltop Restaurant and was a cook and dining room supervisor for 15 years at McCaulley Care Center. She loved reading, cooking, and gardening. Stella also enjoyed rocking on her back porch, watching birds and taking cruises. She was a member of the Kansas City Bar-B-Que Society. Her loving and caring personality will be missed by everyone whose lives she touched. In addition to her loving husband and companion of 27 years, she leaves behind daughters, Sheila (Joe) Henderson, Patty (Harold) Wyrick, Kim Tabor (partner Sandy Lewis), all of Mansfield; stepdaughters, Toni Stricklin of Atlanta, Ga., and Roni Stricklin of Mansfield; brothers, Elmer (Shirley) Bond, Jackie (Nettie) Bond of Shiloh, Roger Bond of Mansfield, Lester Bond and Danny Bond, both of Olive Hill, Ky.; sisters, Esta (Lewis) Stigall, Mary Opal (Dick) Conn of Mansfield, Virgie (Carroll) Barker, Judy (Leroy) Stone and Betty (Roger) Bailey of Olive Hill, Ky.; brothers and sisters-in-law, William Patterson of Corinth, Miss., Betty Patterson of Jackson, Tenn., Tom Patterson of Canton, Jimmy Patterson, Carl Patterson, Fred Patterson of Jackson, Tenn., Billy Patterson of Canton, Ohio, and John Patterson, all of Corinth, Miss.; special uncle, David Stricklin of Mansfield; grandchildren who lovingly referred to her as "Stella Mom", Rachel (Nick) Bush of Circleville, Sara Henderson (fiancé, Stevie Brown), Kylee and Devon Lewis, Betty (Joe) Kleri, all of Mansfield; and great-granddaughter, Olivia Brown of Mansfield. She leaves behind many cousins, nieces, nephew, great-nieces and nephews, and loving friends. She was preceded in death by her loving parents; brothers, Charles and Phillip Bond; sisters, Rema Pendlum and Zelma Bond; twin great-grandchildren, Claire and Dylan Bush; brothers-in-law, Jack Wilson, Clayton Pendlum and Bob Gordy; and sister-in-law, Shirley Bond. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2008 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, conducted by the Rev. Keith Carlisle. Burial will follow in Windsor Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com Originally published April 30, 2008 Submitted by: John Cooper

Ruth L. Jordan MANSFIELD -- Ruth L. Jordan, 86, of Mansfield, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at home. Born Oct. 24, 1921, in Olive Hill, Ky., she was the daughter of Charles and Eliza Tackett Swinford. She retired from Winchester Terrace Nursing Home as an LPN. Ruth was a member of Stewart Road Church of God. She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Elliott of Mansfield; three sons, Kenneth R. (Ingrid) Jordan of Bellville, Gary E. (Marguerite) Jordan of Texas, and James M. (Dixie) Jordan of Alaska; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, June Oyler of Cleveland; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth G. Jordan; her parents; son, Rickey A. Jordan; two sisters, Hazel Kennedy and Cathleen Stone; and one brother. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2008 at the Stewart Road Church of God. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, conducted by Dr. Ronald e. Beady. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park. Wappner Funeral Directors assisted the family with arrangements. Originally published April 18, 2008 Submitted by: John Cooper


Birdie Hale Shartzer 1936-2008 Birdie Shartzer, 72 of Grayson, passed away Friday at her residence. She was born March 26,1936 ,in Carter County, a daughter of the late Fred and Minnie Thomas Hale. She was a retired postal worker. She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Grayson. She is survived by her husband , Samuel Shartzer, Grayson, two daughters, Eva Marie Waggoner of Grayson and Amelia Shartzer Ruth of Grayson. Four grandchildren; Amber Leigh Carper, Samuel Aaron Pennington, Laura Ellen Walker, and Ryan Franklin Brown. Two great grandchildren, Darrah Trace Carper, Thomas Aaron Curtis Pennington. She was preceded in death by three sisters and six brothers. Graveside services will be conducted Monday, March 31st, at 3:00pm at the East Carter County Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends after 4:00pm Monday at her residence, 125 South Hord Street Grayson. Arrangements by the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson. Online condolences may be made at www.sparksfh.com Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Mamie Alice Hall Harris - 1920-2008 Mamie Alice Hall Harris, 87, of Grayson, departed this world in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland on March 31, 2008 with her loving family by her side. Mrs. Harris was born Aug. 24, 1920, in Fleming County, Ky., the daughter of the late M.K. and Lona Rice Hall of Fleming County. She was a member of the Olive Hill United Methodist Church. Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. J.C. Harris. The Harris’s spent their entire life working the United Methodist Church in the Ashland and Maysville District ministering for the Lord. She was preceded in death by six brothers, Milford Hall, Malon Hall, M. Bill Hall, Mack Hall, Marcus Fred Hall and Marion Lee Hall and three sisters, Mary Harris, Dora Kidd and Myrtle Watson, all of Fleming County. She is survived by one son, James A. and (Dianne) Harris; two daughters, Lucille and (Noah) Gregory and Beulah Taylor and the late L.C. Taylor, all of Grayson; grandchildren, Alicia Taylor of Means, Ky., Christopher and (Debbie) Harris of Grayson, Cameron and (Erin) Gregory of Samaria, Mich., Kristin and (Keith) Naszradi of Lambertville, Mich., and Michael Taylor of Jacksonville, Fla.; and great-grandchildren, Megan, Mathew and Mitchell Porter of Means, LaShae Naszradi of Lambertville and Alex and Brant Harris of Grayson. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Monnie Hall of Morehead, Ky., and Mable Hall of Dayton, Ohio; and by a special nephew, Hollie Harris and his wife, Jorene of Bean Station, Tenn.; and lots of nieces and nephews and special friends, Tom, Jennifer and Jarid Mattingly of Olive Hill. Pallbearers for Mrs. Harris include Christopher Harris, Cameron Gregory, Mathew Porter, Jarid Mattingly, George Kiser and Keith Nazradi. Honorary pallbearers are Hollie Harris, Eugene Hall, Mitchell Porter and Tom Mattingly. Funeral services will be today, April 3 at 11 a.m. at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by Brad Smart and Phil Hogg. Burial will be in Olive Hill Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bagby Methodist Church in Grayson, the Kentucky Methodist Homes for Children, P.O. Box 749, Versailles, KY 40383 and the Community Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland, KY 41101 Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Bonnie Sparks McCloud 1916 – 2008 Bonnie Sparks McCloud, 91, of Grayson died Wednesday evening, April 2, 2008, at Community Hospice in Ashland. She was a charter member of the Lake Road Freewill Baptist Church in Grayson. She was born April 19th, 1916, in Morgan County , a daughter of the late James Forrest and Cordova Spradling Sparks. Im addition, she was preceded in death by her husband, Everett McCloud, who passed away July 19th, 1998, a son; Everett Jr. McCloud, one sister; Pauline Martin, two brothers; James Sparks and Henry Sparks; and one granddaughter Melissa McCloud. Mrs McCloud is survived by two sons; James M. of Ironton, OH and Paul D. McCloud of Seattle, Washington. Two daughters; The Rev. Linda McCloud of Billings Montana and Rebecca Chavez of Marysville, Washington. Seven grandchildren; Michael E. McCloud, Molly Cole, Shari Wiley, James R. Mataya, Angela Pangelinan, Cyndi Macon, Julie Chavez, and seven great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held on Saturday Morning April 5th, at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens at 11:00 am, officiating the service the Rev. Linda McCloud. Friends may call from 9 am to 10 am Saturday morning at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson, Kentucky. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Danny B. Childers 1965-2008 Danny B. Childers, 43 of Elliott County passed away suddenly in Spartanburg, SC. after a sudden illness. He was born in Carter County a son of the late Earl B .Childers and Mary Belle Steele Childers Capps of Grayson. He was a truck driver, a member of the Sandy Hook American Legion, and a veteran of the United States Army National Guard. In addition to his mother he is survived by a close companion, Loretta Seagraves of Elliott County, One daughter, Jessica Dawn Childers of Flatwoods, two step-children; Jonathan Seagraves and Ashley Seagraves both of Elliott County. One brother, Earl (Gina) Childers of Davy’s Run, one sister, Sherry (Michael) Hall of Sandy Hook. He was preceded in death by a twin brother, Paul Allen Childers, step-father Vernon Dale Capps, and a grandmother, Cora Mae Hale. Pallbearers will be Jonathan Seagraves, Ervin Fultz, Ronnie Skaggs, Jack Hall, Chris Hall, Eddie Riggs. Graveside services will be conducted Monday March 31st at 1:00pm at the Hall Family Cemetery on Canoe Run, Terry Harris, minister. Friends may call Sunday, March 30th 6:00-9:00pm at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson. Memorial contributions may be made to Sherry Hall, P.O.Box 692 Sandy Hook, Ky. 41171. Visit our online register at www.sparksfh.com Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Dorothy Erwin Tackett 1926-2008 POSTED: March 27, 2008 BAZETTA — Dorothy Erwin Tackett, 82, died at 11:22 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2008, at the Community Skilled Healthcare Center following a brief illness. She was born Feb. 28, 1926, in Olive Hill, Ky., the daughter of Herbert and Roma Burton Erwin. A Warren area resident since 1948, coming from Kentucky, Dorothy retired from St. Joseph’s Hospital, where she worked in the dietary department. A caring homemaker, she was a former member of the Bazetta Christian Church and a member of the Social Order of Beauceant Warren Assembly 77. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vern Tackett, whom she married in 1948, and six brothers and sisters. Survivors include a son, Steve Tackett of Bazetta, a daughter Kim (Tim) Weeks of Washington, Mich.; and seven nieces and nephews. Dorothy was cremated and there will be a memorial service 1 p.m. Friday at the Hillside Cemetery Chapel in Bazetta. Roberts-Clark Chapel handled the arrangements. The family requests material contributions be made to the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, 29777 Telegraph Road, Suite 1651, Southfield, Mich. 48034, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1815 W. Market St., Suite 301, Akron 44313. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


"In the early 1900's there were so many Carter Co., Ky families in Langlade Co., Wisconsin that the area was known as "Little Kentucky"." "Antigo Daily Journal" Antigo, Langlade Co., Wisconsin Monday, January 28, 1957 Andrew Bailey, 53, Elton Dies of Injuries Andrew Bailey , 53, of the town of Evergreen, died at 2:40 p.m. Saturday at the Langlade County Memorial hospital of injuries received at 1:30 Thursday afternoon when his car tipped over on highway 64 two miles east of Polar. Mr. Bailey suffered multiple fractures of the ribs. He had driven a friend from Elton to Polar and was on his way back to his home when the accident happened. Bailey's car left the highway on the south side of the road, ran through a ditch and through a wire fence. The car rolled over one and a half times and came to rest on its top in the woods. Bailey was not thrown from the car but the 1940 Chevrolet was completely demolished. He was taken to the hospital by a passing motorist. Mr. Bailey was born June 22, 1903, at Grahn, Kentucky., the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Bailey. He came to the town of Evergreen with his parents in 1910. He was employed at the Frost Veneer and Plywood company plant in Antigo. He was married in Antigo on Aug 20, 1931, to Zenith Straley who died in 1955. He leaves a daughter, Miss Carolyn Bailey of the town of Evergreen; a sister, Mrs. Walter Robinson of Elton , and two brothers, Willard and George Bailey, both of the town of Evergreen. He was preceded in death by two sisters , Mrs. Maude Tate and Mrs. Bertha Hamilton , and two brothers, Sherman and Jess Bailey. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Four Corner Assembly of God church in the town of Evergreen. The Rev. Adam Biffert will officiate and interment will be in Bent cemetery at Bryant. Friends may call at the McCandless-Zobel and Bradley funeral home from this afternoon until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday and at the church from 11a.m. until time of services. Submitted by: Ann Horton Mefford (turtle11 at earthlink.net)

Betty Rae Evans Oakley MANSFIELD -- Betty Rae Evans Oakley, 74, died Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at home. Born July 10, 1933, in Carter County, Ky., she was the daughter of William Vernon and Lenora Henderson Evans. A Godly and gentle soul, she never had a harsh word for anyone. In her younger days she resembled Elizabeth Taylor, but her beauty was so much more than external -- she had an inherent goodness and gentleness that humbled. She delighted in the cheerful song of the robin and was awed by the marvels of nature that God created. She was particularly enamored of the sea and its wonders. She was of the Christian faith and lived a Christian life. Betty enjoyed working in her flower gardens, history, reading, bingo, garage sales and Saturday shopping trips. She was a gifted writer and composed poems that brought tears to the eyes. Most of all, she cherished time spent with her children, grandchildren, and in the last few months, her newest great-grandchild, Alyssa Smith, who was a never ending source of joy to her in her final days. She was a career homemaker who devoted her life to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She instilled in them moral values and sacrificed in order to provide for them. Her unconditional love, compassion, faith, and support were unfailing. She was the epitome of the word "mother" and words cannot describe how very much her family will miss her. She was our rock, our anchor, our treasure. On Feb. 7, 1953, she married Jimmie F. Oakley, who preceded her in death Nov. 17, 1994. "Mawsie" was greatly be-loved by all who came in contact with her. The world has lost a great person with her passing, but heaven has gained a beautiful angel. We love you, mama, grandma, great-grandma, sister, and aunt. In our hearts, you will go on. Special thanks to hospice angels, Gracie, Doris, Linda, Valerie, LaToya and Gert. We can never express how much your loving care of our dearest mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt was appreciated. A very special thank you to Earl Tackett, who provided spiritual comfort to mother and the family during this difficult time. Family members, Brenda McGlone and Flora Butler, and family friends, Ruth and Dale Slusher, and Charles and Becky Jones: words can never express our appreciation for your being there for us. She is survived by devoted daughters, Sheila Smith and special friend, Bo Evans, of Mansfield, who provided her with 24-hour care during her illness, and Jeannie (Don) Berry of Perrysville; sons, Ken (Lisa) Oakley, and Doug (Debbie) Oakley of Mansfield; grandchildren, Ryan (Brandi) Smith, Sarah (Adam) Rock, Doug (Lindy) Oakley, D.J. (Shannon) Oakley, Kenton Oakley, Corey (Sarah) Byles, and Lauren Oakley; great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Brian, Sydney and Courtney Byles, and Alyssa Smith; sisters, Cressie Campbell and special friend, Larry, of Ironton, and Joy (Bennie) Haywood of Kentucky; brothers, Emerson (Ruth) Evans, and Walter Evans of Indiana, Frank (Irene) Evans, Theodore (Loretta) Evans of Kentucky, Donnie Evans of Mansfield; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Sarah Jane (J.T.) Carver, Linda (Austin) Carter, Arlene (Glennis) Porter, Lenore (Elbert) Catron, Wilford (Shirley) Oakley, and Louie (Lucille) Oakley; son-in-law, LeRoy Smith, who remained a helpful friend; and many nieces and nephews who loved her and will miss her. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Paul, Gene and Bob Evans; and beloved sister, Barbara Fannin. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2008 at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, conducted by the Rev. Clifford Earl Tackett. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com. Originally published March 27, 2008 Submitted by: John Cooper


Clarence Eugene Lucas (Bug) 77 left this earth on March 14, 2008 to be with the Lord. He was retired from CSX Railroad, a Deacon of Rush Free Will Baptist Church, and an Assistant Sunday School Superintendent. He was born February 1st 1931, son of the late Frank and Mary ( Burton ) Lucas. He was also preceded in death by his two brothers William (Obe) and Johnny Lucas and his 2 sisters Louise (Dolly) Campbell and Brenda Lucas. His survivors include his wife of 57 wonderful years Hazel Davis Lucas, one son: Charlie (Lucretia) Lucas of Whitesville Wv . Two Daughters Susie (Eddie) Conley and Sarah Jo Savage of Rush Ky. Four brothers Jack (Linda) Lucas Tommy Joe (Pat) Lucas, Clell (Bonnie) Lucas and Clay (Minnie) Lucas all of Rush Ky. Five sisters: Ona Mae Bailey Winchester Ky, Wilma (Dodie) Click of Morehead Ky, Lois Ann Davis, Rose Mary (Elmer) Thornberry and Puger (Denny) Fryer all of Rush Ky. Four grand children: Christie ( Shannon ) Wells and Susan Ferguson both of Rush Ky, Jamie (Donna) Conley of Rockvale TN and Brandon (Amanda) Bowling of Whitesville Wv . Eight great grand children Seth, Alyssa, Zach Wells and Wyatt Ferguson all of Rush Ky. Lisa and Kyle Sanders, Brooke Conley of Rockvale TN, and Caileigh Bowling of Whitesville Wv . Also survived by Devoted Church Family and Friends. Funeral services will be conducted Monday 1:00pm at Kilgore United Methodist Church with ministers Scott Lambert and Fred Wiles. Visitation will be held Sunday evening at the Church after 4:00pm. until funeral time Monday. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens . Condolences can be made to the Lucas Family at www.malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Deanna Meeks
Shirley Jean Thompson Ewing - 1944-2008 Shirley Jean Thompson Ewing, 63, of Grayson, Ky., Very Special Mother and Very Loved, died Thursday, March 20. She was born May 7, 1944, in Nelson County, Ky., daughter of the late Dudley Thompson and the late Jenny Ann Hardin Thompson. Shirley was a member of First Church of Christ in Grayson and was employed by the Kentucky Department of Transportation as timekeeper-DOT. She is survived by three daughters, Kimberly (John) Brunson of Lexington, Ky., and Janice (Cory) Keller and Allison (Damon) Keller, both of Grayson; brothers Dudley Thompson Jr. of Leitchfield, Ky., Michael Thompson of Boston, Ky., and Jody Thompson of Leitchfield; sisters Della Zimmerman of Dunkirk, Idaho, Doris McCubbins of Shepherdsville, Ky., Darlene Thompson and Patsy Thompson, both of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Denise Baker of Boston, Ky.; and a special friend, her boyfriend, Virgil Hanshaw of Lawton, Ky. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Adele, Mallory, Lauren, Hunter, Tara Beth, Caleb, Taylor, Amber, Rhea, Derek and Joshua; and a great-grandson, Owen. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Carolyn House. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, March 24, at First Church of Christ in Grayson by Tim Nischan, minister. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Grayson. Condolences may be sent to www.sparksfh.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Posted March 10, 2008 NILES — George J. Dean, 83, 528 Ward Ave., died at 9:41 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2008, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born April 23, 1924, in Globe, Ky., to George W. and Ida Rice Dean. A distinguished veteran of Army 4th Infantry Division in World War II, he received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He worked for 12 years at the Niles Brick Yard and retired after working 15 years at U.S. Steel McDonald Works. George was a member and ordained deacon of the Bristolville Free Will Baptist Church. He enjoyed all the activities and the members of the church. He is survived by his wife, Emma Easterling Dean, whom he married on Jan. 29, 1946; three sons, Jackie (Racheal) Dean of Salem, Eddie (Cynthia) Dean of Canfield and Jerry (Beverly) Dean of Girard; five grandchildren, Nicole (Martin) Hernandez, Eddie (Mandi) Kuhn, Joseph Dean, Natalie Dean, Chelsea Dean; and four great grandchildren, Dominic Kuhn, Taylor Ann Kuhn, Troy Bitterley and Martin Hernandez Jr. He was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Morrison, five half-sisters and six half-brothers. Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at the funeral home, where family and friends may also call one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Greenhaven Cemetery with military honors provided by the Trumbull County Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Lonnie Charles McDavid (1952-2008) Our angel, Lonnie Charles McDavid, 56, of Grayson, went home to be with his beloved Jesus Saturday evening. The son of Carl Wayne McDavid and the late Delphia “Dutchie” McDavid, Lonnie was born Feb. 29, 1952, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and died March 15, 2008, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. Besides his father, he also is survived by his stepmother of 28 years, Jeanetta Ingles McDavid; sisters Karen McDavid and Paula (Garry) Ledford; stepsister Linda Faye Ingles; and stepbrother Larry Ingles. He also leaves to cherish his memory seven nieces and nephews and six great-nieces and nephews as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation will be at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, followed by the funeral at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in East Carter County Memory Gardens. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Community Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland, KY, 41101. Condolences may be sent to the family at malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Jo Ann McDavid Osborne - 1935-2008 Jo Ann McDavid Osborne, 72, of Ashland, Ky., went to be with her Lord Sunday, March 16, 2008 at her son’s residence in Louisville, Ky. She was born Aug. 23, 1935, in Grayson, Ky., a daughter of the late Henry and Cloma Oney McDavid. She was a homemaker and a member of the Oak Springs United Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were a grandson, Warren Joseph Kemper and a brother, Elba Harold McDavid. Her survivors include her husband, Paul W. Osborne of Ashland; two sons, Robert Lee Kemper of Crane Creek in Greenup County, Ky., and Dr. William E. (Sherry) Kemper of Louisville; two stepchildren, Paul N. Osborne of Hilton Head, S.C., and Melissa Henderson of Ashland; one brother, Charles C. McDavid of Bellefonte, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Tim Porter, minister. Burial will be in East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday after 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Condolences may be made to the family at www.malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Dorothy Knipp - 1930-2008 Dorothy Knipp, 77, of Grayson, Ky., went to be with her Lord on Sunday, March 16, 2008 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. She was born Nov. 9, 1930, in Iron Hill, Ky., a daughter of the late Morton and Georgia Willis Counts. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were a son, Freddie Nathan Knipp; four brothers, George, Cecil, Hord and Norman Counts and a granddaughter, Monda Knipp. Her survivors include her husband of 61 years, Garland Edward Knipp of Grayson; one son, Larry Edward (Patricia Gail) Knipp of Grayson; two daughters, Trish Knipp and Brenda Sexton, both of Grayson; three sisters, Dixie Everman of Grayson, Betty Vincent of Ashland, Ky., and Clarice Claxon of Grayson; five grandchildren, Wayne Edward Sexton, Tyler Jordan Sexton, Laura Stevens, Miranda Duncan and Ryan Knipp; and five great-grandchildren, Gavin Edward Sexton, Megan Sexton, Ashby Stevens, Lara Gail Stevens and Peyton Duncan. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Bob Church officiating. Burial will be in Grayson Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday after 9 a.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be made to the Knipp family at www.malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Anna Louise VanHorn Kiser - 1941-2008 Mrs. Anna Louise VanHorn Kiser, 67, of McGlone Creek, Olive Hill, Ky., passed away Tuesday morning, March 18, 2008, in St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Ky. Mrs. Kiser was born June 7, 1941, in Boyd County, Ky., and was a daughter of the late Wallace F. Sr. and Janie Boggs VanHorn. Anna was a homemaker, loving wife, stepmother, stepgrandmother, sister, neighbor and friend to all who knew her. She attended Carter Christian Holiness Church in Carter City, Ky. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Belinda Kiser Oakley; and two brothers, Elmer VanHorn and Wallace VanHorn Jr. She is survived by her husband of 11 years, Bradley Kiser; four stepsons and two stepdaughters-in-law, Randy Kiser of Carter City, Kim Kiser of Grayson, Ky., Mike and Leigh Kiser of Rockmart, Ga., and Steve and Marsha Kiser of Mantachie, Miss.; a stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Sandy and Lowell Jude of Winchester, Ky.; 14 stepgrandchildren and eight stepgreat-grandchildren; four brothers, Edward VanHorn of Anderson, Ind., Ralph VanHorn of Fargo, N.D., Harry VanHorn of Ashland, Ky., and Richard VanHorn of Louisa, Ky.; a sister, Mary Morgan of West Chester, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2008, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Everett Burnett, Brother Bill Burnett and Bud Burnett. Burial will be in Kiser Cemetery on Ky. 2 in Olive Hill. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today and before services Thursday at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Burley Mabry - 1918-2008 Mr. Burley Mabry, 89, of Olive Hill, Ky., passed away Monday evening, March 17, 2008, in Life Care Center of Morehead. Mr. Mabry was born June 11, 1918, in Elliott County, Ky., and was a son of the late John and Martha Wagoner Mabry. Burley was a life-long businessman who owned and operated Mabry’s Grocery Store and was founder of Mabry’s Furniture Store and Recycling Center for many years. He was a Christian and a member of Rock Fork Christian Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Catherine Mullins Mabry, on Dec. 10, 1996; three brothers, Dee Mabry, Owen Mabry and Ora Mabry; five sisters, Virgie Sparks, Edna Porter, Leona Tyo, Lenora Barhite and Nona Porter; three grandchildren, Burley Davis Reynolds, Debra Lynn Butler and Catherine Ann Reynolds; and two sons-in-law, Wilbur Caudill and Tillman Hignite. He is survived by six daughters and three sons-in-law, Shirley Caudill of Grayson, Ky., Charlotte Hignite, Kathy and Arnold Hamilton and Deloris Reynolds, all of Olive Hill, Sharon and Curt Bond of Mansfield, Ohio, and Debbie and Jimmy Reynolds of Ashland, Ky.; eight grandchildren, Pam Pidgeon, Michelle Hamilton, Curtis Bond II, Letish Carter, Tommy J. Reynolds II, Trina Renee Hollingsworth, Sara Nicole Hamilton and Brittney Renee Hamilton; 11 great-grandchildren, James Burley Dean, Arielle Joné Short, Curtis Bond III, Jesse Owen Pidgeon, Corey Hamilton, Summer Hamilton, Hailey Reynolds, Joshlyn Hollingsworth, Nathan Hollingsworth, Alexa Reynolds and Ryan Thomas Carter; two great-great-grandchildren; a special friend and caregiver, Kathleen Hanshaw; a very special friend whom he loved as a son, William Waddell; and several nieces, nephews, other family members, neighbors and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2008, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill by Brother Rick Crank. Burial will follow in Gilliam-Waddell Cemetery on Proctor Branch Road in Olive Hill. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today and until services Thursday at the funeral home. T.J. Reynolds, Jeff Butler, Curt Bond, Curtis Bond II, Josh Hollingworth, Jesse Pidgeon, Richard Carter and Roger Hamilton will serve as pallbearers. Arnold Hamilton, Jimmy Reynolds and William Waddell will serve as honorary pallbearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Louise Lock Conley - 1918-2008 Louise Lock Conley, 89, of Grayson, Ky., went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. She was born April 8, 1918, in Carter County, Ky., a daughter of the late Chidy and Sally Barnhill Lock. She was a homemaker and a member of Stinson Community Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sisrow Conley, in 2000 and two sons, Walter Conley in 2003 and George Conley in 1999. Her survivors include a son, Danny (Mary) Conley of Grayson; two additional daughters-in-law; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2008, at East Carter County Memory Gardens by Lawrence Felty, minister. Burial will be in East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today, March 20, at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland, KY 41102. Condolences may be made to Conley family at www.malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Ronald Lambert Sr. - 1947-2008 Ronald B. Lambert Sr., 60, of Olive Hill, died Tuesday in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. He was born Nov. 11, 1947, in Rowan County. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gregoryville Christian Holiness Church. Friends may call after noon Saturday at the church. Malone Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kentucky Bank of Morehead, Ky. Condolences may be sent to www.malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Larry McRoberts - 1952-2008 Larry Earl McRoberts, 55, of Olive Hill, died Tuesday at his residence. He was born Sept. 2, 1952, and was the husband of Teresa Griffey McRoberts. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead. Burial will be in Vanhoose Cemetery in Carter County with military rites. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.northcuttandson.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Vera Bentley - 1927-2008 Vera Mae Bentley, 80, of Grayson, died Wednesday in Jo Lin Health Center in Ironton, Ohio. She was born Dec. 20, 1927, in Greenup County. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson. Burial will be in Martin Cemetery in Greenup County. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.sparksfh.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
William R. “Willie” Flannery (1940-2008) William R. “Willie” Flannery, 68, of Olive Hill, Ky., passed away at his home on Monday, March 10, 2008. He was born Feb. 21, 1940, in Carter County, the son of the late James and Lona Seagraves Flannery. Willie was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 138 in Olive Hill and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight brothers, Leroy Flannery, Ray Flannery, Matt Flannery, Jack Flannery, Curt Flannery, Tom Flannery, Phillip Flannery and John Flannery. He is survived by one brother, Charles Flannery of Ashland, Ky.; one sister, Lois Flannery Brown of Flatwoods, Ky.; and several special nieces and nephews. Visitation for Mr. Flannery will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2008 with services starting at 7 p.m. at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill. Officiating will be Mike Blankenship. Burial will follow at a later date at Flannery Cemetery Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Pauline Barker Sammons (1923-2008) Mrs. Pauline Barker Sammons, 84, of Cane Run Road in Louisville, Ky., passed away Sunday, March 9, 2008, in Richwood Nursing Home in LaGrange, Ky. Mrs. Barker was born Nov. 6, 1923, in Carter County, Ky., and was a daughter of the late Lum C. and Marie Dowdy Barker. Pauline was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, neighbor and friend to all who knew her. She was employed by the old Ben Snyder’s Department Store for 22 years and was a member of South Jefferson Christian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, James M. Sammons; and a brother, Donald Barker. She is survived by her son, Mike Sammons of LaGrange; a grandson, Shaun Sammons of Lexington, Ky.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Juanita Tackett of Louisville, Ky., and Barbara and Don Johnson of Lexington, Ky.; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Barker of Olive Hill, Ky. She also leaves several nieces, nephews and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2008, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill by Brother Richard Martin. Burial will be in McFerren Cemetery on Three Pines Road in Olive Hill. Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday and until services Friday at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Claris Mae (Willis) Everman departed to glory March 15, 2008, at Carter Nursing & Rehab Center in Grayson, after an extended illness. She was born September 29, 1927 at Iron Hill (Charlotte Furnace), KY. She was the daughter of the late Lewis and Leola Starks Willis. She was a member of the Grace Bible Church . Flowers, vegetable gardening and cooking, were joys for her. She was preceded in death by her only brother Lloyd Willis, and husband of 61 years, Carl G. Everman. Her survivors include three daughters and sons in law, Marilyn (David) Kouns, Carolyn (George) Boggs, Sharon (James) Chaffins, all of Grayson KY. Four sons, Carlos Wade and special friend, Sharon Kay Hieneman of Grayson, Derl (Hallie) Everman of Boyd Co., Curtis (Susan) Everman of Grayson, and Gaylan (Juanita) of Newport News VA. She was also blessed with 21 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter, and a host of friends and relatives. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, 11:00 a.m., at the Malone Funeral Home by minister George Boggs. Burial will be in the Huffman Family Cemetery . Friends may call from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Sunday and after 9:00 a.m. Monday. Condolences may be sent to the Everman family, at www.malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Clyde Johnson (1922-2008) Clyde Lawrence Johnson, 85, of Grayson, died Wednesday at his residence. He was born Aug. 16, 1922, in Grayson. His wife, Wilma Jean Burton Johnson, died in 1995. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson. Burial will be in East Carter County Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101 Condolences may be sent to www.malonefuneralhome.com. ..... Clyde Lawrence Johnson, 85 of Grayson went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at home. He was born August 16, 1922 in Grayson a son of the late Clyde and Pearl Newland Johnson. He was a retired pipe fitter with over 30 years service at Ashland Oil plant #2, also worked at NAPA auto parts, and proudly served his country during WWII in the Army. He was preceded in death by his wife Wilma Jean Burton Johnson in 1995 and two brothers Clayton and Quentin Johnson. His survivors include; one daughter Rita and (Raymond) Thomas of Grayson; one brother Austin Johnson of Grayson; two sisters Dorothy and (Jocko) Hane and Daisy Jones both of Virginia Beach VA; two grandchildren Sherry and (Charlie) Reynolds and Terri and Ron Johnson both of Grayson; three grandchildren Chris Rogers, Aaron Johnson and Corey Johnson. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday 11:00a.m. at Malone Funeral Home by Tom Gemeinhart . Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens . Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Friday. Family asks that any memorials be directed to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave. , Ashland KY 41101 . Condolences may be sent to the family at www.malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


William Heaberlin William Ray Heaberlin, 62, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Grayson, died Thursday in Grace Medical Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Huffs Run Church. Burial will be in Heaberlin Cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Monday at the church. Malone Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of arrangements. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Theodore Carter Theodore Carter, 86, formerly of Olive Hill, died Thursday in Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio. His wife, Gladys Carter, survives. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel in Columbus. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to HomeReach Hospice, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43214. Condolences may be sent to www.schoedinger.com. ............... Theodore Carter Theodore Carter, 86, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2008, at Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio. In leaving this world, Theodore left the love of his life, Gladys, his wife of nearly 63 years. Theodore was born and raised in Olive Hill and Morehead, Kentucky. In 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Army/Air Force, to serve in World War II?service of which he was forever proud. Stationed in England, Theodore served as an aerial photographer flying over 20 B-17 missions over France and Germany. While stationed in England, Theodore met Gladys in Yorkshire, England. They married there on the day after Franklin D. Roosevelt died. After the war had ended, Gladys came to the United States to join Theodore in Dayton, where they raised three children, Grant, Wanda, and Philip, all of whom survive him. Theodore worked as a scientific photographer for 38 years at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton. His greatest love was his family, with whom he enjoyed traveling, especially the many camping trips with Gladys, his children and grandchildren. Until recently, he enjoyed his long, daily walks. For many years, Theodore was an active member of Parkview Church of the Nazarene in Dayton, and more recently was a member of Northwest United Methodist Church, Columbus. Theodore is also survived by his grandchildren: Matthew, Gillian, Zachary, Allison, Nathan, Austin, Caitlin, Adam, and Miranda; daughters-in-law Sharon and Karen, son-in-law, Bill Liddle, and numerous nephews and nieces, including Sheila (Leon) Miller; great grandchildren: Julia, Madelyn, Benjamin, Andrew, and Paul, and five step-great grandchildren, Emma, David, Claire, Eva, and Anna; and two sisters Nora Hester and Jeanelle. Theodore was preceded in death by his beloved mother Wanda (Ramey) Carter and father Hanceford Berry Carter, and by ten of his twelve siblings: Christine, Anna Mae, Marvin, Arvetta, Roy, Grant, Madelyn, Margaret, Jessamine, Douglas, and their spouses, and numerous other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. In the final month of his life, Theodore and his family were specially blessed to have the care and assistance of many exceptional and kind individuals with HomeReach Hospice. Instead of sending flowers, the family urges family and friends to make a contribution to HomeReach Hospice, 3595 Olentangy River Road Columbus, Ohio 43214. Family will receive friends at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL 1740 Zollinger Rd. Sunday, March 16, 2008 from 1 p.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. Reverend William Hunter officiating. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Seldon Ray Adkins (1934-2008) Seldon Ray Adkins, 74, of Springfield, Ohio, passed away March 12, 2008, at his residence. He was born March 12, 1934, in Denton, Ky., the son of Voyle L. and Bessie (Bentley) Adkins. Ray now joins his wife of 40 years, Nancy Lou Adkins, who preceded him in death in June 2000. He served our country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Ray was active at VFW Post 3660, where he led the post as commander for many years. He was also a member of AMVETS Post 25. Ray is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Carol Adkins and companion Dorothy McIlroy of Springfield, Marilyn and Okie Kinder of Williamsburg, Ky., and Kathleen and Claude Penwell of Alma, Ga.; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Jo Brown Adkins of Springfield; a sister and brother-in-law, Rosemary and Dave Swartzwelder of Ironton; seven grandchildren, David, Katie, Stacy, Jessica, Joey, Shannell and Charles; three great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Nora Adkins of Florida and Christine Adkins of Tennessee; numerous nieces and nephews; and companion Dorothy Givens. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two sons, John and Ronald Adkins; five brothers, Voyle Junior, Joe Carson, James, Robert and Henry Bentley Adkins; and a granddaughter, Amy Penwell. A gathering of family and friends will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2008, at Littleton & Rue Funeral Home in Springfield, with a service at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Pastor William Blain of High Street Church of the Nazarene will officiate. The family would like to express its appreciation to Denise Mowery and Katie Delact for their compassion and devotion, along with the team at Community Mercy Hospice. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Mercy Hospice, 1343 N. Fountain Blvd., Springfield, OH 45504. Condolences may be sent to www.littletonandrue.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Claris Everman (1927-2008) Claris Mae Willis Everman departed to glory on March 16, 2008, at Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Grayson after an extended illness. She was born Sept. 29, 1927, in Iron Hill (Charlotte Furnace), the daughter of the late Lewis and Leola Starks Willis. She was the widow of Carl G. Everman, to whom she was married for 61 years. She was a member of Grace Bible Church and enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening and cooking. She was also preceded in death by her only brother, Lloyd Willis. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and David Kouns, Carolyn and George Boggs and Sharon and James Chaffins, all of Grayson; and four sons and three daughters-in-law, Carlos Wade and his special friend, Sharon Kay Hieneman, of Grayson, Derl and Hallie Everman of Boyd County, Curtis and Susan Everman of Grayson and Gaylan and Juanita of Newport News, Va. She was also blessed with 21 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild and a host of friends and relatives. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by minister George Boggs. Burial will be in Huffman Family Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Aileen Rose Boggs Smith - 1919-2008 Mrs. Aileen Rose Boggs Smith, age 88, of Olive Hill, Ky., went home to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, March 5, 2008 in the Ridgeway Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Owingsville, Ky., after an extended illness. Mrs. Smith was born June 7, 1919, in Carter County, Ky., and is a daughter of the late Francis M. and Missouri Walker Rose. Aileen was a graduate of Olive Hill High School. Over the course of her career, she was co-owner of Olive Hill Western Auto Store and Aileen’s Gift Shop. She was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Olive Hill, where she served as the adult women Sunday School teacher, Women Missionary Union director, Girls Auxiliary leader, choir member, Betty Hanna Circle member and a willing servant of the Lord. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of 39 years, Willard W. Boggs; second husband of 10 years, Edwin Smith; four brothers, Emil Rose, William Rose, Roy Rose and Uhlan Rose; and four sisters, Gladys Rose Craig Whitt, Evelyn Rose Lowe, Juanita Mae Rose Curtis and Jewell Rose Roe. She is survived by two loving daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and Gene Cline of Olive Hill, and Marquetta and Carl Gulley of Richmond, Va.; five grandchildren, Terri Cline Alderman of Morehead, Ky., Todd Cline of Brussels, Belgium, Eric Cline of Louisville, Ky., Matthew Gulley of Lynchburg, Va., and William Gulley of Arlington, Va.; one great-grandson, Jackson Mills Gulley of Lynchburg; one sister, Lorraine Rose Lee of Barnwell, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2008 at First Baptist Church in Olive Hill with the Rev. William Hartung, the Rev. Mark Lilly and the Rev. Mike Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in Jr. O.U.A.M. Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Todd Cline, Matthew Gulley, Eric Cline, William Gulley, Casey Lowe and David Alderman will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be all former member of Aileen’s Adult Women Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Olive Hill. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Asa “Acie” Hall - 1939-2008 Asa “Acie” Hall, 68, of Grayson, Ky., died Tuesday morning, March 4, 2008, in King’s Daughters Medical Center. Mr. Hall was born April 5, 1939, in Letcher County, Ky., a son of the late Morgan and Grace Belcher Hall. He was also preceded in death by a brother, David Hall. He taught for more than 30 years, teaching in Indiana then in Columbus, Ohio, before teaching in the Rock Hill School System, where he coached football and basketball, and retired from the Fairview Independent School District in 2001, where he was active in the athletic department. After retirement, he enjoyed wintering in Florida. He graduated from Morehead State University with a bachelor of arts degree and was a member of the Eagles basketball team and BPO Elks 350 in Ashland. Acie was a devoted father, spending much of his time following the sports career of his son. In 20 years, he rarely missed a game. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandkids. Surviving are a son, Andrew Clark Hall of Ashland; two brothers, Don Hall of St. Paris, Ohio, and Ellis Hall of Centerville, Ohio; a sister, Dorothy Potter of Camden, S.C.; a grandson, Morgan Hall; two granddaughters, Ashlee Hall and Cardyn Hall; and a host of loving family members and friends. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2008, at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland by the Rev. Charles E. Stewart. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today, March 6, 2008, at the funeral home, where there will be an Elks service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 2212 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101. Condolences may be sent to www.steenfuneralhomes.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Glennis Ray "Penny" Reynolds 1943 - 2008 Visitation Wednesday, March 5, 2008, after 4 p.m. Funeral Thursday, March 6, 2008, at 2 p.m. Interment Reynolds Cemetery Born September 05, 1943 Died March 03, 2008 Glennis Ray “Penny” Reynolds, Sr., age 64, of Christy Creek, Morehead, Kentucky, passed away Monday, March 3, 2008, of an apparent heart attack. He was born September 5, 1943, in Carter County, Kentucky, and was the son of the late Davis and Lennie Trent Reynolds. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Bertha F. Purnell, and two grandchildren, Sheena Renee Reynolds and Glennis Reynolds, III. Penny is survived by his wife, Judith Ann Thomas Reynolds; three sons, Glennis R. Reynolds, Jr. and wife Jenny of Mount Sterling, Kentucky, Bryan Paul Reynolds of Morehead, Kentucky, and John Wright and wife Tara of Ashland, Kentucky; two daughters, Stephani R. Cox and husband Randy of Clearfield, Kentucky, and Penni M. Baldridge and husband Jason of Clearfield, Kentucky; nine grandchildren, Richard Brian Mabry, Krystal Dawn Reynolds, Tasha Denise Mabry, Jarrad Thomas Wages, Wes Cox, Courtney Cox, Holli Reynolds, Garland Jayce Reynolds, and Braden Baldridge. Other survivors include three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy Davis and Debbie Kay Reynolds of Rush, Kentucky, Tommy Jay and Donna Reynolds of Lawton, Kentucky, Bobby Joe and Della Reynolds of Morehead, Kentucky; and six sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce L. and Floyd Conn of Morehead, Kentucky, Linda M. and Curtis Conn of Morehead, Kentucky, Gracie E. and Thomas DeHart of Morehead, Kentucky, Glenna K. Butler of Olive Hill, Kentucky, Patty E. and Lawrence Mabry of Olive Hill, Kentucky, and Pammy L. and Ronnie Kissinger of Morehead, Kentucky. He was the owner and operator of G & R Trucking. He enjoyed working on machinery but most of all he enjoyed his grandchildren. Penny was a member of the Porter Creek Church of God. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Pastor Vaughn Thornsberry and Pastor Johnny Austin Carter officiating. Burial will follow in the Reynolds Cemetery in Carter County, Kentucky Pallbearers will be nephews Jeff Butler, Bryan Butler, Daniel Butler, Frankie Butler, Allen Butler, David Conn, T. J. Reynolds, Randy Holbrook, Ronnie (Sonny) Kissinger, John Conn, James Conn, Herman Conn, and Tim Thornsberry. Visitation is after 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Joyce Alene Salyers Adkins 1925 - 2008 Visitation Wednesday, March 5, 2008, after 5 p.m. Funeral Thursday, March 6, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. Interment Bradley Cemetery Born March 16, 1925 Died March 03, 2008 Joyce Alene Salyers Adkins, age 82, of Halifax Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, passed away Monday, March 3, 2008, at her residence. She was born March 16, 1925, in Carter County, Kentucky, and was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Jane Mauk Salyers. She was also preceded in death by two half sisters, Shirley Price Fitch and Audrey Price, and two half brothers, Thestal Johnson and Othal Johnson. Her husband, Donald William Adkins, passed away May 30, 1973. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Gary and Mary Sue Reynolds Adkins of Elliottville, Kentucky, and Donald William Jr. and Peggy Lynn Maschino Adkins of Lexington, Kentucky; two daughters, Shirley Ann Owens and Janis Kay Owens, both of Lexington, Kentucky; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. Mrs. Adkins was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Funeral services will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Gayle Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Bradley Cemetery in Carter County, Kentucky. Pallbearers will be Roger C. Owens, Lloyd L. Owens, Kyle William Adkins, Donald William Adkins III, Brent Means, and Jerry Maschino. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Nina Lucille Caudle - 1910-2008 Nina Lucille Caudle, 97, of Ashland, Ky., died Monday, March 3, 2008, in Boyd Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Caudle was born Aug. 14, 1910, in Grahn, Ky., a daughter of the late Richard Arthur Kerkeek and Bertha Whitt Kerkeek. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Cecil S. Caudle, on Jan. 17, 1970; and two sisters, Corine Hall and Phyllis Montague. She was retired as a secretary-bookkeeper with Provident Loan Association and a bookkeeper at the C.H. Parsons Co. She was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Ashland. Surviving are a son, Robert Caudle of Ashland; two daughters, Joyce Green of Ashland and Sharon Dowdy of Clayton, N.C.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Jo Boggess of Paducah, Ky. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel by the Rev. Ike Nicholson. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday at Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1930 Winchester Ave., Ashland, KY 41101. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Rosalee Dillow (1920-2008) Rosalee Marcum Dillow, 87, of South Shore, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in the Hospice Unit of Southern Ohio Medical Center. She was born Nov. 8, 1920, in Denton, a daughter of the late Crit and Bertha Hall Marcum. She was the wife of Lonnie Ernest Dillow, who passed away on June 5, 1987. They were married on June 6, 1936. She was a member of New Bethlehem United Methodist Church in South Shore. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Alice Marie Dillow, and two brothers, Sherman Marcum and Everett Marcum. Survivors include a son, William R. Dillow of Dayton; three daughters and a son-in-law, Gloria and Kenneth Winters and Rhonda Dillow, both of South Shore, and Denise Wells of Mount Sterling; two brothers, Charles Marcum of Greenfield, Ohio, and Raymond Marcum of Hitchins; a sister, Elmira Saunders of Destin, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Lonnie Winters, Michael Winters, Ashley Wells, Amanda Wells and Matthew Dillow. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore by the Rev. Robert Thompson. Burial will be in Bennett’s Chapel Cemetery on Ky. 2 in South Shore. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Jacob A. “Jake” Davis (1926-2008) Jacob A. “Jake” Davis, entered this world on June 12, 1926, in Carter City, Ky., and departed this world for his heavenly home on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in King’s Daughters Medical Center following a brief illness. He was the son of the late Levi Davis and Lula Rice Davis Shadle. He most recently was employed by Northeast Kentucky Development, worked at various brick and lumber yards and served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was also preceded in death by six sisters, Opal Forrest, Bertha “Bertie” Carter, Virgie Shearer, Winnie Davis, Mary Ellen Floyd and Imogene VanAtta; and two brothers, William and Homer Davis. His survivors include his wife of nearly 60 years, Lillian Jackson Davis of Hitchins; a daughter, Carol, and her husband, Sen. Charlie Borders, of Grayson, Ky.; a son, Jack, and his wife, Shelly, of Hitchins; a sister, Oma Adkins of Everman’s Creek, Grayson; three wonderful grandchildren, Regina Borders of Hebron, Ky., David Borders and his wife, Jennifer, of Cincinnati and Jason Davis of Hitchins; a great-granddaughter, Kaycee Lynn Borders, 5 years old; and a stepgreat-grandson, Cooper Scanlon, 7 years old. Both Kaycee and Cooper brought great joy to their Papaw Jake’s world. Jake also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews and special friends Jimmy Hallman, Lowell Jackson and Tim Howard, all of Hitchins, Ky., Dan Rucker and Tom Blevins of Grayson and Willis Johnson of Morehead, Ky. Everyone who knew Jake knew he loved the outdoors, particularly the woods and forests in Carter County. In his younger days, Jake would love to take his beagle hounds hunting in the nearby woods. He also loved animals, particularly the family pets, pugs Bailee and Phoenix and a dog named Boo. Jake was always willing to lend his neighbor a helping hand no matter what the task. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and neighbors. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hillcrest Memorial Park by Lewis Davis. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson. Condolences may be sent to www.malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Perry Eugene Hudgins Jr. (1951-2008) Perry Eugene Hudgins Jr., 56, of Grayson, Ky., passed away on Thursday Feb. 28, 2008, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital He was born May 1, 1951, in Grayson, a son of the late Perry Eugene Sr. and Jenelle Stidham Hudgins. He worked for Boilermaker Local 105 in Chillicothe, Ohio, and as an inspector for the Department of Housing, Buildings & Boiler Construction. He attended Ashland Community College in Ashland, Ky. He is survived by his wife, Cathy Colley Hudgins; sons Adam Eugene Hudgins and Curtis R. Hudgins; and three sisters, Barbara Thibault of Meade Station, Ky., Sandra Hunt of Cannonsburg, Ky., and Judith Kiser of Grayson. A sister, Phyllis Burton, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2008, at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by Randy Binion and Joed Rice. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today, March 1 and from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2. Condolences may be sent to www.sparksfh.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Helen Ernestine Dickerson Dowdy (1911-2008) Mrs. Helen Ernestine Dickerson Dowdy, age 96, of Olive Hill, Ky., passed away Wednesday evening, Feb. 27, 2008 in the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Dowdy was born July 16, 1911, in Carter County, Ky., and is the daughter of the late Artle and Lula James Dickerson. "Teen," as she was known by her family and friends, was retired from the card factory in Olive Hill and enjoyed doing seamstress work for others. She was a member of the Kirk Memorial Missionary Baptist Church in Grahn, Ky. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Jerri Ann Dowdy Binion; one grandson, Stephen Wayne Binion and one brother, Casper Dickerson. She is survived by her grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Michael and Chesla Fox of Olive Hill; two great-grandchildren, Michael Blaydes Fox and Ryan Alexandra Fox, both of Olive Hill; and her son-in-law, Glen "Jim Crow" Binion Jr., also of Olive Hill. Teen was an opinionated, spirited and independent woman who loved her family and friends and the time she spent with them. She and her family were proud of the fact that she lived independently until she was 94 years old. She was blessed to have lived a long and productive life, surrounded by people who loved her. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. today, Feb. 29, 2008 at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with grandson Michael Fox and Brother Eddie Porter officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may call after 1:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Glen "Jim Crow" Binion Jr., Jeff Layne, Wayne Binion, Gary Lee, Jeff Shelton and Michael Blaydes Fox will serve as pallbearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
ARTHUR GLEN SWINFORD, 67, of Grayson, husband of Edith "Bonnie" Halley Swinford, died Tuesday in King's Daughters' Medical Center. He was a retired brake conductor with Santa Fe Railroad. Additional survivors include three daughters, Glenda Keith of Charleston, W.Va., Flora Messer of Grayson and Melanie Swinford of Cincinnati two sons, Daniel Swinford of La Grange and Randall Swinford of Grayson two sisters, Loretta Salter of Grayson and Judy Cumberland of Cincinnati and one brother, George Swinford of Eustis, Fla. Funeral 6 p.m. today at Malone Funeral Home burial in Rogers-Messer Family Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until service today at the funeral home 2 July 1999 Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Herald-Dispatch, The (Huntington, WV) - August 18, 2005 Deceased Name: OLIVE FAYE CARTER MESSER OLIVE FAYE CARTER MESSER, 70, is safe in the arms of Jesus, passing to life everlasting on August 17, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. Faye was born the 10th child of Gus and Lucy Carter, on June 21, 1935, in Olive Hill, Ky. She married Claude Messer in 1956 and began a home in Grayson, Ky. Surviving are "Sweet Pea's" husband of 49 years, Claude Messer, her son and daughter-in-law, Shannon Douglas and Barbara Messer of Lexington, Ky.; and daughter and son-in-law, Claudia "Tweedy" and Rick Flesher of Huntington, W.Va.; her four grandchildren, Patrick and Shaina Messer of Winchester, Ky., and Whitney and Hayley Flesher of Huntington, W.Va. Also surviving are her brothers, John, Pete and Corky Carter, and a host of nieces and nephews. Preceding Faye in death were her parents, her brothers, James and Gussie Carter; and her sisters, Ola June Carter, Mabel McKinney, Goldie Underwood, Mary Sabre Micholovich and Nellie McGlone. Faye was a loyal, long-standing member of the First Church of Christ in Grayson and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 11. Faye has fought a good fight since suffering heart damage as a five-year-old due to rheumatic fever, but eventually succumbed to cancer. God's earthly plan for Faye exceeded everyone's expectation and she brought joy to all those who came into contact with this strong, red-headed lady. Her many friends will miss her dearly. Funeral services for Mrs. Messer will be conducted at noon on Saturday, August 20, 2005, at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson, Ky. Pastor Phil LeMaster will be officiating. Burial will follow in East Carter County Memory Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2005, at the funeral home. Sparks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be sent to the First Church of Christ Building Fund, 116 East 2nd St., Grayson, KY, 41143. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.sparksfh.com Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Herald-Dispatch, The (Huntington, WV) - June 17, 2005 Deceased Name: VIOLET SULLIVAN VIOLET SULLIVAN, 75, of Huntington went to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 14, 2005, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Pastor Dwight Mays. Violet was born April 1, 1930, in Carter County, Ky., a daughter of the late John and Tennessee Barker Mayo. Also preceding her in death were her husband, Ira G. Sullivan; brothers, Otha Mayo, Charles Mayo, Raymond Mayo and Carl Mayo; and sisters, Stella Messer, Jesse Mayo and Bessie Stephens. Survivors include her son, Randall Sullivan of Huntington; daughter and son-in-law, Gaye and Ross Wilson of Arlington, Texas; grandchildren, Nicholas Spurlock of Plano, Texas, Eric Sullivan and Wesley Sullivan, both of Huntington, and Maddison Wilson and Jillian Wilson, both of Arlington, Texas; sister, Evelyn Wilburn of Grayson, Ky.; several nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Julia Sullivan. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Reger Funeral Home. The family wishes to thank Hospice of Huntington and contributions to Hospice would be greatly appreciated Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Herald-Dispatch, The (Huntington, WV) - May 30, 2006 Deceased Name: CLAUDE MESSER CLAUDE MESSER, 76, of Grayson, Ky., passed away unexpectedly at St. Mary's Hospital on Sunday, May 28, 2006. He is now with his Lord and beloved Faye, who passed away in August of 2005. Claude was born February 2, 1930, in Hitchins, Ky., the son of the late Grover Cleveland and Laura Adkins Messer. Claude was a Korean War-era veteran. He was also a loyal, longtime member of the 1st Church of Christ in Grayson, past Master at Trimble Lodge 145, a 32nd degree Mason and retired employee of Grayson RECC. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Shannon Douglas and Barbara Messer of Lexington, Ky.; a daughter and son-in-law, Claudia "Tweedy" and Rick Flesher of Huntington; four grandchildren, Patrick and Shaina Messer of Winchester, Ky., and Whitney and Hayley Flesher of Huntington; one sister, Goldie Kouns of Mansfield, Ohio; and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and beloved wife Faye, Claude was preceded in death by his brothers, Moses, Ulysses, Cecil, James, William and Richard, and sisters Rosie Powell, Elizabeth Gollihue and Lucille Messer. We will remember Claude for his quick smile, giving and generous spirit and dedication to his wife and family. Serving as pallbearers are Arvel Marcum, Gene Bush, Bob Potter, Webb Holbrook, Chris Stamper and Joe Kitchen. Honorary pallbearers are Shryden Huffman and D.L. McDavid. Friends may call Wednesday, May 31 between the hours of 6 and 9 p.m. at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson, with Masonic Rites service being conducted at 8:30 p.m. that evening. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, June 1 at 11 a.m. at the Sparks Funeral Home. Pastor Phil Lemaster will officiate. Claude will be laid to rest in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be sent to the 1st Church of Christ Building Fund, 116 E. 2nd Street, Grayson, KY 41143. Condolences may be sent to www.sparksfh.com Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Charleston Gazette (WV) - July 12, 2006 Deceased Name: Ruby Erma Rogers Ruby Erma Cain Rogers, 99, of Grayson, Ky., went to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 8, 2006, at her residence. Mrs. Rogers was born May 12, 1907, at Denton, Ky., a daughter of the late James and Grace DeFoe Cain. She attended Morehead State University and was a School Teacher for 22 years in Kentucky and West Virginia. Ruby was a Christian for 75 years. She was a member of the Dry Branch Freewill Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday schoolteacher and secretary. At the time of her death, she attended the Grayson Freewill Baptist Church. Preceding her in death was her husband, Herbert Clyde Rogers in 1993. Her survivors include two sons, James A. Rogers and his wife, Janet, of Buffalo, Lawrence H. Rogers and his wife, Janet, of Cassopolis, Mich.; one daughter, Jenny Rogers Cantley and her husband, Kenneth, of Hitchins, Ky.; five grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren. Funeral service will be conducted Thursday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at the Malone Funeral Home with Jim Varney, Delmar Rogers, and Jack McKinney, Ministers. Burial will be in the Rogers - Messer Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, July 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the Rogers Family at www.timeformemory.com/malone. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN) - November 25, 2007 Deceased Name: Dorotha Spurgeon CONNERSVILLE, Ind. -- Dorotha Cottongim Spurgeon, 92, of Connersville, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at Caroleton Manor. She was born on April 14, 1915, in Carter, Ky., to Samuel and Melissa Kaiser McGlone. Survivors include son, Edward Cottongim, and siblings, Louise Danner, Howard and Dewey McGlone. She was preceded in death by first and second husbands, Verl Cottongim and Art Spurgeon. Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Urban-Winkler Funeral Home, Connersville, where visitation will be 10 a.m. Wednesday Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg, VA) - September 22, 2007 Deceased Name: Julia M. Montgomery Julia M. Montgomery Julia Mae Montgomery, 85, of 10091 U.S. Highway 340 North in Shenandoah, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, in Shenandoah. Mrs. Montgomery was born June 10, 1922, in Carter, Ky., and was the daughter of the late James Frank Rice and Myrtle Edith McDavid Rice. She was a member of the Rileyville Baptist Church and was a secretary/supervisor at Newport News Shipyard. On June 10, 1942, she married Russell Clay Montgomery, who survives. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Russell R. Montgomery, and a daughter, Sandra Rushing, both of Luray; a brother, James Walter Rice of Newport News; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The Revs. Alan McCullough and David Johnson and Pastor John Thomas will conduct the funeral at 2 p.m. Monday at the Rileyville Baptist Church. Burial will be at Beahm's Chapel Cemetery in Luray. Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Portsmouth Daily Times (OH) - May 31, 2007 Deceased Name: Curtis Burton, 73 Curtis Burton, 73, of Olive Hill, Ky., died Monday, May 28, 2007, at his residence. He was born Feb. 16, 1934, in Carter, Ky., a son of Lonnie Burton Sr. and Sarah Jane Hicks. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella May Littleton. Surviving are his son, Mike Burton; sisters, Liz Risner, Kathleen Helm and Cora Waggoner; brother, Lonnie Burton Jr.; and two granddaughters. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Oakland Christian Church in Olive Hill, Ky., with interment in Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church and after 6 p.m. Thursday at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson, Ky Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Portsmouth Daily Times (OH) - May 14, 2007 Deceased Name: Ora McGuire, 82 Ora McGuire, 82, of Sciotoville, died Sunday, May 13, 2007. She was born April 13, 1925, in Carter, Ky., a daughter of the late Math and Lula Hamilton Parker. Surviving are sons, Daniel, David, Ezekiel, Grover, Melvin and Samuel McGuire; daughters, Saundra Adams, Deborah Bowling, Rachel Fitzgerald, Lula Belle Frye, Brenda Johnson and Kathy Pace; sister, Mary Lore; 61 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services will be noon Wednesday at High Praise Church of God in New Boston with the Rev. Samuel Salyers officiating and interment in McGuire Cemetery in Prichard, W.Va. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wolfe-Nelson Funeral Home in Sciotoville and from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the church Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - January 23, 2007 Deceased Name: Roy James Sutherland, age 72, of the Reynoldsburg and Pickerington area, passed away at the Zusman House at Wexner Heritage Village, Wednesday, January 17, 2007. He was born February 22, 1934 to the late Elbert and Elizabeth Hall Sutherland in Carter, KY. He retired from the Bernard-Haldane Associates, was the former owner and operator of several A & S Curtain Shops in the Columbus market, a long time active member and deacon of the Reynoldsburg Baptist Church where he served his passion of bringing people to the Lord through visitation, a graduate of Carter High School and attended Belknap Sales School in Louisville, KY. He also was a United States Navy veteran. Roy is survived by his loving wife of almost 51 years, Dianna Sexton Sutherland; daughters, Kym (Tom) Hamilton of Blacklick, Juli (David) Sinnett of Boston, MA, Leslie (Tom) Wetmore of Pickerington; beloved grandsons, Thomas, Spencer, and Hayden Wetmore, Chase and Brice Sinnett; three nieces; three nephews; and a host of wonderful friends. He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law Juanita Rucker, his brother Clarence Sutherland and two sisters Minnie Lewis and Louise Everman. Friends may visit 2-6 p.m., Sunday, at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 550 Hill Road North (State Route #256), Pickerington. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, January 22, 2007 at the Reynoldsburg Baptist Church, 887 Rosehill Road, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 with Pastor Steve Cavanaugh and Rev. Ron Martin officiating. Contributions can be made to the Zusman House at the Wexner Heritage Village or Reynoldsburg Baptist Church in Roy's memory. Interment Glen Rest Memorial Estate. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.spencefuneralhome.com The family wishes to a extended a special "Thank You" to the caring and gracious staff of the Zusman House and Wexner Heritage House Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Patriot-News, The (Harrisburg, PA) - February 24, 2006 Deceased Name: Zona M. Jamison Mrs. Zona M. Jamison, 87, of Walkersville, formerly of West Fairview, died on Wednesday, February 22, at Glade Valley Nursing Home, Walkersville. She was the wife of the late Floyd H. Jamison, who died in 1993. Born on February 18, 1919, in Carter, KY, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Orva Maude Pack Adler. Mrs. Jamison was a dietician in the medical community. She was the beloved mother of Phyllis L. Geissler and husband, William of Dade City, FL, John Lee Jamison of Westminster, Violet M. Thompson of Fairport, NY and Gwendolyn E. Hartman and husband, William of Walkersville; grandmother of 18; great-grandmother of 22; and sister, of Imogene Adler of Chillicothe, OH. Mrs Jamison was preceded in death by a son, Charles H. Jamison. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m., on Saturday, February 25 at her daughter's residence, 10520 Glade Road, Walkersville. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Resident's Council for Glade Valley Nursing Home, 56 W. Frederick Street, Walkersville, MD 21702. Arrangements are by Stauffer Funeral Home, Frederick. Online condolences may be expressed to the Jamison family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com www.pennlive.com/obits Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - January 20, 2004 Deceased Name: Edna H. Lehman Staten Edna H. Lehman, 86, of Akron, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 16,2004. Edna was born Oct. 20, 1917, in Carter, Ky. She was one of the 16 children of James and Molly Middleton. Edna was a member of Ernest Angley's Grace Cathedral. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Staten, and great-granddaughter, Allison Paige Renick. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Richard; daughter, Joan (Roger) Diehl; sons, Stanley (Roberta) Staten and David (Gabrielle) Staten; sister, Elizabeth Smith; brother, Emmitt (Dorothy) Middleton; grandchildren, Daniel Diehl, Renee (James) Renick, Scott (Sheryl) Staten, and Pamela Riese; great-grandsons, Jacob and Lucas Renick. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, Jan. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m., at NEWCOMER-FARLEY FUNERAL HOME, 131 N. Canton Rd. Graveside services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit, Ohio, with Revs. Christopher Machamer and Brock Miller officiating. (NEWCOMER-FARLEY FUNERAL HOME, 330-784-3334.) Please sign the guestbook at www.ohio.com/obituaries Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Deceased Name: Chester S. Parker Chester S. Parker, 78, of Lakemore, passed away Aug. 10, 2001 at Akron City Hospital. He was born June 29, 1923 in Carter, Ky. to the late Wallace Ray and Catherine (Adkins) Parker. Chester was an active member of Home Missionary Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by sisters, Dorie Fultz, Ruth Parker, Wanda Lee Plant, Merle Mitchell; brothers, Bruce Parker, Lloyd Parker, Bud Parker, McRall Parker. Survivors include his loving wife, Freda (Stricker) Parker of Lakemore; daughters, Janet Finley of North Canton, Mary Martin of Canton, Catherine Whitmyer of North Canton and Dodi Zbuka of North Canton; sons, William Parker of Bolivar and John Parker of Concord, CA; sister, Imogene Parker of Akron; brothers, Wallace Ray Parker of Cleveland and Paul Parker of Akron; 22 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; very special niece, Terri Hamrick of West Virginia. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at NEWCOMER-FARLEY FUNERAL HOME, 131 N. Canton Rd. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Home Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Jimmie Ellie officiating. Interment at East Liberty Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Home Missionary Baptist Church, 1922 Oakes Dr., Akron, OH 44312. (NEWCOMER-FARLEY, 330-784-3334 Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Kansas City Star, The (MO) - July 26, 2000 Deceased Name: NORA LENA POOREM Nora Lena Poore, 84, Lawrence, KS, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Cremation, burial of the urn will be in Carter, KY. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, 3846 W. 75th St., Prairie Village, KS, 66208 or to Alzheimer's Disease Research, 15825 Shady Grove Road, Suite 140, Rockville, MD, 20850. Mrs. Poore was born February 8, 1916 in Carter, KY, and had resided at the Sterling House in Lawrence, KS, for the past five years moving there from Kentucky. Mrs. Poore is survived by a son, William S. Poore, Seattle, WA; daughter, Donna LaBach and her husband, Parker, Overland Park, KS; granddaughters, Elaine Hamm, Shawnee, KS, and Kathryn LaBach, Los Angeles, CA.(Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, (913) 451-1860 Submitted by: Randy Jackson
St. Petersburg Times (FL) - November 22, 1998 Deceased Name: SPAETH, SARAH A. SARAH A. SPAETH, 90, of Brooksville, died Friday (Nov. 20, 1998) at home. Born in Carter, Ky., she came here 20 years ago from Hollywood, Fla., and was a retired registered nurse. She was Catholic. Survivors include a brother, James Pence, Elvira, Ohio, and a sister, Josephine Stephens, Aurora, Colo. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville. Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Flint Journal, The (MI) - July 20, 1998 Deceased Name: McGINNIS Vernon Lowell McGINNIS, - Of Mt. Morris, age 74, died Sunday, July 19, 1998 at Genesys Health Park. Funeral Services will be held at 11AM Wednesday, July 22, 1998 at Miles Martin Funeral Home. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6PM Monday and Tuesday 1-4 and 7-9PM. Vernon was born February 28, 1924 in Carter, KY, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Orval and Arthie (Smith) McGinnis. He married Audrey Bennett December 14, 1946 in Charlevoix. Mr. McGinnis was a veteran of WWII, serving with 740th Bomb Squad in the European Theatre of Operations. He retired from AC Spark Plug Division as a Crane Operator with 36 years of service. Surviving are: wife, Audrey; 2 daughters and 5 sons, Sherry and husband Dan Schalenberg of Traverse City, Vernon Jr. and wife Debbie McGinnis of Flint, Orval McGinnis of Mt. Morris, Mickey and wife Candy McGinnis of Flint, Bradley and wife Diane McGinnis of Mt. Morris, Darrell McGinnis of Illinois, Ramona and husband Michael Smith of Mt. Morris; 19 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 6 brothers and 4 sisters, Marvin McGinnis, Lovell and wife Lela McGinnis, Manford and wife Erma McGinnis, Willard and wife Ruby McGinnis, Wayman McGinnis, Ted McGinnis, Velma and husband Joe Powell, Lois and husband Dick Way, Zola and husband Sam Speakes, Leona and husband John Taylor; sister-in-law, Estie McGinnis. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Timothy Allen McGinnis November 14, 1996; brother, Dewey in 1997; grandson, Vernon Lowell "Ponch" McGinnis III June 13, 1987. Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Modesto Bee, The (CA) - October 3, 1997 Deceased Name: Aaron Hall March 26, 1921 -- Sept. 30, 1997 Aaron Hall, 76, of Tracy died Tuesday at his home. Mr. Hall was a native of Carter, Ky. He lived in Tracy 40 years. He was a self-employed apiarist, a beekeeper, for 35 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II; he served in the 43rd Infantry Division. He is survived by his wife, Edith Hall of Tracy; children, Wylie F. Hall, Bonnie Yochum and Richard A. Hall, all of Tracy, and George R. Hall of Herald; brothers, Jake Hall of South Dakota and William Hall of Colorado; sisters, Thelma Hanes-Dunham and Diane Myers, both of Tracy, Georgie Parker of Sciotoville, Ohio, Susie Pribble of Madison, Wis., and Olive Hughes of Texas; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hotchkiss Mortuary, Tracy. Interment will follow at Tracy Public Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at the chapel. Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 350 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - November 7, 1995 Deceased Name: CECIL J. BURTON, 70, HAD WORKED AS A MACHINIST Cecil J. Burton was a machinist who worked at several area companies before he retired. He died Saturday at the Cleveland VA Medical Center. He was 70. He was born in Carter, Ky., and had lived in Cleveland before moving to Mentor five years ago. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his daughter, Patricia A. of Prestonburg, Ky., a sister; and two brothers. Services will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Davis Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Ave., Willoughby. Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Press Democrat, The (Santa Rosa, CA) - January 28, 1995 Deceased Name: RUTH THOMPSON A memorial service for Ruth Eva Thompson will be held at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church, 3300 Sonoma Ave. Thompson, 84, died at a Santa Rosa convalescent hospital Jan. 21 after a long battle with cancer. She lived in Santa Rosa since 1963 and had worked as a marketing supervisor for Pacific Telephone for 43 years. She was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America. Thompson was born in Carter, Ky., and grew up in Holtville, Calif. She spent most of her life in Southern California. She was active in Joy Circle, the women's missionary society of First Baptist Church. Thompson was the wife of the late Hugh M. Thompson and is survived by her step-daughter, Janet Plankenhorn of San Leandro; sister, E. Louise Crow of Arcadia; four grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. Private inurnment will be in Santa Rosa Memorial Park. Contributions are suggested to the Ruth Thompson Memorial Fund, c/o theFirst Baptist Church, or to a favorite charity Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - December 4, 1992 Deceased Name: CORA ANN HIVELY CORA ANN HIVELY, 75, of Zephyrhills died Tuesday at the Woodlands Nursing Center of Tampa. A native of Carter, Ky., she moved to this area 15 years ago from Columbus, Ohio. She was a homemaker. She is survived by a sister, Creola Pence of Niceville; and two grandchildren. Oakley Funeral Home, Dade City Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - March 13, 1988 Deceased Name: Christine L. Ausperk (nee Burge) Christine L. Ausperk (nee Burge), beloved wife of Albert A.; dear mother of Althea Linda Skeels of Philadelphia, Pa., Douglas of Akron and Christina of Marietta, Ga.; sister of Albert Burge of Lakeland, Fla., Henry Burge of Columbus, Mable Bright of Columbus and Ada Dunmire of Salton City, Calif. died March 11. She was preceded in death by brothers, Charles, Pearl, and twins Villard and Willard. Mrs. Ausperk is survived by many nieces and nephews. The youngest of nine children, she grew up with niece, Avelena Merker of Columbus. Mrs. Ausperk was born and raised in Carter, Ky., and received her teaching certificate from Morehead State Teachers College, Morehead, Ky. She taught first grade at Lee Eaton Elementary School for several years, but had to resign due to failing health. Her love of children led her to tutor dyslexic children and act as a leader in the Camp Fire Girls program. Mrs. Ausperk suffered from S.L.F. (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) for over 20 years. The Ausperks have been longtime members of the Cleveland Chapter Lupus Foundation of America. It was her wish and her family's that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to L.F.A.--Cleveland Chapter, P.O. Box 22319, Cleveland, Ohio 44122-0319. Addressed envelopes will be available at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at Johnson-Romito Golden Rule Funeral Home, Route 82, west of Route 8, Northfield, Saturday, 7 to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be Monday, March 14, 1988, at 11 a.m. Interment Northfield Macedonia Cemetery. Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Chicago Tribune (IL) - October 17, 1918 AMERICAN OVERSEAS CASUALTIES KILLED IN ACTION Willie C. Lewis, Carter, Ky. Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Portsmouth Daily Times (OH) - March 4, 2008 Deceased Name: Gladys Duzan Gladys Duzan, 71, of Portsmouth, Ohio, went to be with her Lord Sunday, March, 2, 2008, at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. She was born in Carter Co., Ky., Aug. 16, 1936, a daughter of the late Earl Duzan and Martha Stamper Duzan. She was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker, and she loved bluegrass music. Surviving is her son and his wife, Ronnie (Taletha) Meadows of Hilliard, Ohio; two brothers, Charles Duzan of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Earl Duzan of Kalamazoo, Mich.; and three sisters, Joyce Carmichael of Franklin Furnace, Ohio, Alice Kitchens of New Boston, Ohio, and Linda Jones of Louisville, Ky.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, Ky., with the Rev. Tim Throckmorton officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Olive Hill, Ky. Friends may call at Roberson Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour on Wednesday Submitted by: Randy Jackson
News-Dispatch, The (Michigan City, IN) - January 27, 2008 Deceased Name: Arthur R. Rose Dec. 16, 1930-Jan. 26, 2008 LA PORTE - Arthur R. Rose, 77, La Porte, died at 6:15 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 26, 2008) at La Porte Hospital. A private memorial service will be held at a later time in Salem Cemetery, La Porte, with the Rev. Steve Laue officiating. Burial is in Salem Cemetery. There is no visitation. Cutler Funeral Home, La Porte, handled the arrangements. Mr. Rose was born Dec. 16, 1930, in Carter Co., Ky Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Dayton Daily News (OH) - August 30, 2006 Deceased Name: Kathleen (Reagan) Tyo Kathleen (Reagan) Tyo age 65, of Tipp City, OH passed away on August 28, 2006 at Upper Valley Medical Center. She was born August 23, 1941 in Carter Co., KY to Levi and Arizona (Kitchen) Murphy. Kathleen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband John A. Reagan; daughter Karen Reagan; brothers Junior Murphy and Bud Murphy. She is survived by her husband Frederick Tyo; daughter Michelle (Michael) Fisher of Tipp City, OH; son Mark (Jerri) Reagan of Kettering, OH; sisters Betty (James) Baird and Mae (Bill) Lawson; brothers Leroy (Betty) Murphy, Bill Murphy and Ray Murphy;grandchildren Holly, Daniel and Jenny Fisher, Ashley, Sarah and Adam Durham, Michael and Jonathan Reagan; great grandchildren Dylan Fisher and Kylie Reagan; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Thursday August 31, 2006 from 6PM to 8PM at Terebinski-Jennings Funeral Home 11900 N. Dixie Drive, Tipp City, OH. Funeral services will be on Friday September 1, 2006 at 10AM at the funeral home. Interment will be at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the family Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN) - April 8, 2006 Deceased Name: Cora Sue Lyons Cora Sue Lyons, 72, of Hagerstown, died Thursday, April 6, 2006, in Henry County Memorial Hospital, New Castle. She was born April 16, 1933, in Carter Co., Ky., the daughter of Harlan and Georgan Sloan Roseberry. She had resided in the Hagerstown area for the past 36 years. She was a retired employee of Perfect Circle/Dana Corp. in Hagerstown. She is survived by her husband, Elva Eugene Lyons; one daughter, Laura Mayberry (David) of Hagerstown; one sister, Glenda Hargett of Carter Co., Ky.; one brother, Paul Roseberry of Falls City, Neb.; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Lyons of Hagerstown; 11 grandchildren, including Brianna Miles, Chaunte Miles, James Miles and Loren Lyons; 11 great-grandchildren; her stepmother, Hazel Roseberry of New Castle; two stepsisters, Rhonda McCurry of Tennessee and Carol McCurry of New Castle; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Lyons; one sister, Deloice Jane Roseberry; one brother, Donald Roseberry. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9 in Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Rev. Hershel Watson will officiate. Burial will be in Brick Cemetery. Visitation will be after noon on Sunday Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - August 10, 2005 Deceased Name: Nellie E. McGlone Nellie E. McGlone, born May 27, 1919, died August 9, 2005, age 86. Born in Carter Co., Ky. Retired from General Motors, Columbus, Oh. (Dept. 3) after 25 years. Member UAW 969. Member Ladies Auxiliary 2505 American Legion. Preceded in death by mother Lucy Gilman, father Gus Carter, sisters Sabra, Mable and Goldie, brother Gus, former husband Tivis McGlone. Survived by sons, James (Debbie) McGlone of Sellersburg, Ind., Larry (Shirley) McGlone of Hilliard; friend and companion, Harold McCall of Columbus, Oh.; grandchildren, Brian (Darlene) McGlone of Ft. Carson, Colo., Chris McGlone of Columbus, Oh., Kacey (Rus) Clark of Codersport, Pa., Missy (Matt) Bower of Ind.; great-grandchildren, Mikael Attebury, Kristopher Clark, Collin McGlone; sister, Faye (Claud) Maesser of Grayson, Ky.; brothers, John (Anna) Carter, William (Juanita) Carter, Eugene Carter, all of Olive Hill, Ky.; many nieces, nephews and friends. Friends may call at JERRY SPEARS FUNERAL HOME, 2693 W. Broad St., Thursday 6-8 p.m. and then after 12Noon Friday at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home, Olive Hill, Ky., where service will be held 2 p.m. Friday. Interment Oakland Cemetery, Carter Co., Ky. The family would like to thank Mt. Carmel Hospice for their care and time. Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Chillicothe Gazette (OH) - March 28, 2005 Deceased Name: Jefferson Kiser Jefferson Kiser, 92, of Circleville, died March 26, 2005, at Sunbridge Rehabilitation Center. He was born November 6, 1912, in Carter Co., KY, the son of Henry and Maude (Watson) Kiser. He was a former board member of Wayne Twp. Schools. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Grace (Haney) Kiser. He is survived by his children, Dora (John) Moss, of Williamsport, Doug (Marty) Kiser, of Columbus, and Doyle (Conie) Kiser, of Circleville; grandchildren, Matthew Moss, and Leslie, Jefferson and Reily Kiser, all of Circleville, and Grace, Anna and Jeff Kiser, all of Columbus; brother, Forrest Kiser, of Circleville, and sister, Pauline Heath, of East Liberty, OH. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at Springbank Cemetery with Pastor Beverly Hume officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville Submitted by: Randy Jackson
MOREHEAD - Laverne Easterling, 70, of Fraley Dr., passed away Sat., July 3, 2004 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington after a brave battle with leukemia. Mr. Easterling was born Jan. 3, 1934 in Carter Co., KY and is a son of the late Joseph Gabe and Lena Dailey Easterling. Laverne was retired from General Motors in Mansfield, OH after working thirty-two years in the Mechanical Device Department. He served his country in the US Navy aboard the USS Current as a rescue diver. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, the U.A.W. Local #549 and the V.F.W. Post #9943 all in Mansfield, OH. Mr. Easterling was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed his life long hobby of hunting and raising hunting dogs. He was a member of the National Cur and Feist Breeders Association. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Lonnie Easterling; one sister and brother-in-law, Emma and Andrew Tackett. Laverne is survived by his wife of forty-five years, Nadene Maggard Easterling. One son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Crystal Easterling of Mansfield, OH. One daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Kevin Gerhart of Mansfield, OH. Four grandchildren, Sara Gerhart, Benjamin Gerhart, Anthony Easterling and Cole Gabe Easterling all of Mansfield, OH. One sister and brother-in-law, Mary Evelyn and Homer Parman of Grayson, KY. One sister-in-law, Freda Easterling of Grayson, KY. Many friends and other family members who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be held Tues., 11 am at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, KY, officiated by Buford Crager, Moe Crawford and Mike Blankenship. Burial will follow in Olive Hill Memory Gardens in Olive Hill, KY. Friends may call Mon. after 6 pm and Tues. until time of service at the Globe Funeral Chapel, Olive Hill, KY. Guestbook at Legacy.com Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - May 30, 2004 Deceased Name: Billie Jean Kitchen Staley Billie Jean Kitchen Staley, 74, of Reynoldsburg, OH, formerly of Griffiths St. in Ashland, KY, died Friday, May 28, 2004. She was born March 29, 1930 in Carter Co., KY, the daughter of the late Hazel Kitchen. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband Gilbert B. Staley Jr., a daughter Lisa Michele Staley Harvey, her identical twin sister Betty Jane Clark and a brother Giles Kitchen. Surviving is one son, Hayden Staley of Reynoldsburg, OH; two grandchildren, Daniel Hayden Harvey and Sarah Grace Harvey. Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2004 at the MILLER FUNERAL HOME. Burial will follow in the East Carter Co. Memory Gardens in Grayson, KY. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - March 14, 2004 Deceased Name: OLIVE HILL - Mayme Jaynes Addy OLIVE HILL - Mayme Jaynes Addy, age 68, of 125 Molly St. Versailles,KY, formerly of Olive Hill, KY, passed away Sat. morning, Mar. 13, 2004 at the residence of her son in Versailles. Mrs. Addy was born May 25, 1935, in Carter Co., KY and is a daughter of the late Claude and Evelyn Tyree Jaynes. She Was a homemaker and of the Nazarene Faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 38 yrs.; Thomas Addy. One infant daughter; Debra Everman. one brother; Jack Jaynes. One sister Alberta Kiser. Mayme is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law; Charles "Chuck" and Pam Everman of Versailles,KY, Roger "Ike" and Becky Raybourn of Olive Hill, KY. 3 Grandchildren; Johnda Gant of Georgetown, KY, Roger Raybourn II of Ashland,KY and Ryan Raybourn of Morehead, KY. 2 Great Grandchildren; Derrick Michael Raybourn and Alex Jacob Raybourn both of Ashland, KY. one brother; Charles Larry Jaynes of Olive Hill, KY. One sister; Joan Day of Olive Hill, KY.Also a specia friend; Kathy King of Olive Hill,KY. Funeral services will be held 1pm Mon, Mar 15, 2004 at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, KY, officiated by R.D. Porter and Rudy Reed. Burial will follow in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery, Olive Hill, KY. Friends may call after 6pm Sun. and until time of service Mon. at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill,KY. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Bluegrass, Frankfort,KY. Guestbook at Legacy.com Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Chillicothe Gazette (OH) - February 4, 2004 Deceased Name: David N. Castle David N. Castle, 71, of Londonderry, died 1:47 a.m. February 3, 2004, in the University of Cincinnati Hospital, following a brief illness. He was born February 20, 1932, in Carter Co., KY, to Hobert and Martha Barker Castle. On July 2, 1955, he married Peg Castle, who died July 26, 1997. Survivors include a daughter, Brenda (James) Madru, Chillicothe two sons, Randy (Lisa) Castle and Tracy (Shawna) Castle, all of Londonderry five grandchildren, Matt, Holly, Amanda, Chris and Jordan a great-grandchild, Alyssa two sisters, Loretta Sheets, and Emma "Sissy" (Clyde) Fuller, both of Chillicothe two brothers, Emory (Phyllis) Castle, of Columbus, and Williard (Elvyria) Castle, of Ray. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. Mr. Castle was an Army Korean Conflict veteran. He was an avid Southeastern Panther supporter and member of the Southeastern Booster Club. He retired as a pipe fitter from Mead Paper in May of 1994. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, in the Haller Funeral Home, with Pastor Woodrow Wilson officiating. Military graveside services, conducted by the Ross County Veterans Firing Squad, will follow in Londonderry Cemetery. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at Haller's. Memorial contributions may be made to the Southeastern Booster Club, PO Box 294, Richmond Dale, OH 45673. Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - July 19, 2002 Deceased Name: Norvle Ray Pennington Norvle Ray Pennington, 86, of Grove City, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at his home. He was born March 23, 1916 in Carter Co., KY, the son of the late Farris and Sally Pennington. Also preceded in death by 4 Sisters and 1 Brother. Ray was retired from Suburban Motor Freight after many years of dedicated service. He attended Bible Baptist Church and was a WW II U.S. Army veteran. Ray is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 60 years, Thelma; son, Garry (Carol) Pennington of Lockbourne; grandchildren, Wesley and Ashley Pennington of Lockbourne; sisters, Vena Bush-Stull of Spring Hill, FL, Lillian Sagraves of Columbus, Irene Swick of Bradford and Dorothy Stewart of Orlando, FL; and numerous Nieces and Nephews. Calling hours 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 1 hour prior to the service at the SCHOEDINGER NORRIS CHAPEL, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, where the funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2002 with Rev. Joseph Rock officiating. Interment to follow at Grove City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mt. Carmel Hospice in Ray's memory Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - September 29, 1999 Deceased Name: Martha Velma Stanley "Belle" Clark Martha Velma Stanley "Belle" Clark, age 81, Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999 at Johnson Mini-Home in Morehead, Ky. after a long illness. Born May 18, 1918 in Rowan County, Ky. to Bert and Ninnie (White) Stanley. Retired school teacher of 39 years with the Carter Co. Ky. School System. She taught at Soldier Elementary and Olive Hill Elementary. Mrs. Clark was a graduate of Morehead State Teachers College where she earned a masters degree. She attented the Soldier Wesleyan Church. She enjoyed camping, fishing and working in her flowers and garden. She also was a member of the Carter County Retired Teachers organization. Preceded in death by parents, husband Harshel B. Clark, Feb. 12, 1992, brothers Chester Stanley and Lester Stanley, sisters Marie Hall and Hazel Stanley. Survived by son, Donald R. (Edna) Clark of Bessemer, Ala.; sister, Julie Kautz of Morehead, Ky.; granddaughter, Donna Crawford of Columbus, Oh.; grandson, Ed Clark of Bessemer, Ala.; and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral service Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999 at the LANE-STUCKY-GRAY FUNERAL HOME, 808 Old Flemingsburg Rd., Morehead, Ky. 40351. Rev. David Starcher officiating. Entombment in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Morehead, Ky Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - September 17, 1998 Deceased Name: Eunice W. Taylor Eunice W. Taylor, age 83, of Grove City, Wednesday, September 16, 1998 at Monterey Care Center. Raised in Carter Co., Ky. Worked at Federal Glass Co. for 35 years. Preceded in death by 2 grandchildren. Survived by husband, Edward E. Taylor; children, Margie Ellen (Rev. Cooper) Brewer, Delores (Bob) Smith, Violet Jean Davis (Tom) Lowe, Richard Allen Taylor, and grandmother of 5 generations. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 2697 Columbus St., Grove City, where funeral will be Saturday 10 a.m. Rev. Clifford Sarver officiating. Interment Grove City Cemetery Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - September 28, 1997 Deceased Name: Paul David Cox Paul David Cox, of Garrison, Ky, died Sunday, July 27, 1997, following a brief illness. Mr. Cox was born August 19, 1957 at Portsmouth, Oh. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Cox, in 1976. Mr. Cox was the former owner of 603 Hair in OKC. He is survived by his mother, Katherine Cox of Garrison, Ky; and 3 sisters, Opal Silvey of Lloyd, Ky, Denise Huffman of South Portsmouth, Ky and Sue Dummitt of Garrison, Ky; several nieces & nephews and many other friends & relatives. To know Paul w as to love him. Funeral services were held on Aug. 1 with burial at Richardson Cemetery, Carter Co., Ky Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Mescal June Blankenship Waddell Morman (1935-2008) Mrs. Mescal June Blankenship Waddell Morman, 72, of Olive Hill, Ky., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, Feb. 26, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Morman was born Nov. 21, 1935 in Carter County, Ky., and was a daughter of the late Henry and Parthena Tackett Blankenship. Mescal was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She was a retired employee of Ralco Sewing Factory and a lifelong homemaker. She was a Christian and a member of Grayson United Pentecostal Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of 20 years, Sam Waddell, and her second husband of 19 years, Harold Morman; a granddaughter, Samantha Holbrook; a brother, Thomas Ernest Blankenship; a sister, Vivian Hickmam; and three infant siblings. She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Marty and Mary Sue Waddell and Timothy Waddell, all of Olive Hill; a daughter, Anita Holbrook of Olive Hill; a stepdaughter, Johanda Morman of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Michelle Alsawafi of Olive Hill and Amanda Kennedy of Grayson, Ky.; three great-grandchildren, Montana Kennedy and D.J. Kennedy, both of Grayson, and Aisha Alsawafi of Olive Hill; a brother, Gilbert Blankenship of Tacoma, Wash.; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Phyllis and Odis Crank of Olive Hill and Violet Blankenship whom she lived with and was cared for by Mescal for the past few years. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, 2008, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill by Brother Eugene Easterling, Brother Joe Ruley and Brother Ronald Knox. Burial will be in Olive Hill Memorial Park in Olive Hill Friends may call after 5 p.m. today, all day Friday and until services Saturday at the funeral home. Jason Robinson, Blake Crank, Nathan Cox, Johnny Ray Holbrook, Tim Ison and Tim Oakley will serve as pallbearers.
Charles Paul Mustain Jr. (1976-2008) Mr. Charles Paul Mustain Jr., 31, of Olive Hill, Ky., passed away Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 26, 2008, in the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Mr. Mustain was born May 31, 1976, in Columbus, Ohio, and was a son of the late Charles Paul Sr. and Barbara Ellen May Mustain. Charles was disabled. He is survived by his wife of eight years, Debbie Fife Mustain; two sons, Zachary Mustain and Charles Paul Mustain III, both of Olive Hill; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Paul Joe and Tina May and Daniel L. Taynor, both of Olive Hill; a sister and brother-in-law, Crystal Lynn and Roy Brown of Olive Hill; and his maternal grandparents, Paul and Shirley Moore May of Louisa, Ky. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill by Brother Kenny Binion. Burial will be in Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today and until services Friday at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Helen Ernestine Dickerson Dowdy (1911-2008) Mrs. Helen Ernestine Dickerson Dowdy, age 96, of Olive Hill, Ky., passed away Wednesday evening, Feb. 27, 2008 in the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Dowdy was born July 16, 1911, in Carter County, Ky., and is the daughter of the late Artle and Lula James Dickerson. "Teen," as she was known by her family and friends, was retired from the card factory in Olive Hill and enjoyed doing seamstress work for others. She was a member of the Kirk Memorial Missionary Baptist Church in Grahn, Ky. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Jerri Ann Dowdy Binion; one grandson, Stephen Wayne Binion and one brother, Casper Dickerson. She is survived by her grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Michael and Chesla Fox of Olive Hill; two great-grandchildren, Michael Blaydes Fox and Ryan Alexandra Fox, both of Olive Hill; and her son-in-law, Glen "Jim Crow" Binion Jr., also of Olive Hill. Teen was an opinionated, spirited and independent woman who loved her family and friends and the time she spent with them. She and her family were proud of the fact that she lived independently until she was 94 years old. She was blessed to have lived a long and productive life, surrounded by people who loved her. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. today, Feb. 29, 2008 at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with grandson Michael Fox and Brother Eddie Porter officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may call after 1:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Glen "Jim Crow" Binion Jr., Jeff Layne, Wayne Binion, Gary Lee, Jeff Shelton and Michael Blaydes Fox will serve as pallbearers.
Jessie Roe (1918-2008) Jessie Roe, 89, of Olive Hill, died Thursday at his residence. He was born Nov. 24, 1918, in Elliott County. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill. Burial will be in Roe Cemetery in Elliott County. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today and before services Sunday at the funeral home
Jacob A. “Jake” Davis (1926-2008) Jacob A. “Jake” Davis, entered this world on June 12, 1926, in Carter City, Ky., and departed this world for his heavenly home on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in King’s Daughters Medical Center following a brief illness. He was the son of the late Levi Davis and Lula Rice Davis Shadle. He most recently was employed by Northeast Kentucky Development, worked at various brick and lumber yards and served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was also preceded in death by six sisters, Opal Forrest, Bertha “Bertie” Carter, Virgie Shearer, Winnie Davis, Mary Ellen Floyd and Imogene VanAtta; and two brothers, William and Homer Davis. His survivors include his wife of nearly 60 years, Lillian Jackson Davis of Hitchins; a daughter, Carol, and her husband, Sen. Charlie Borders, of Grayson, Ky.; a son, Jack, and his wife, Shelly, of Hitchins; a sister, Oma Adkins of Everman’s Creek, Grayson; three wonderful grandchildren, Regina Borders of Hebron, Ky., David Borders and his wife, Jennifer, of Cincinnati and Jason Davis of Hitchins; a great-granddaughter, Kaycee Lynn Borders, 5 years old; and a stepgreat-grandson, Cooper Scanlon, 7 years old. Both Kaycee and Cooper brought great joy to their Papaw Jake’s world. Jake also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews and special friends Jimmy Hallman, Lowell Jackson and Tim Howard, all of Hitchins, Ky., Dan Rucker and Tom Blevins of Grayson and Willis Johnson of Morehead, Ky. Everyone who knew Jake knew he loved the outdoors, particularly the woods and forests in Carter County. In his younger days, Jake would love to take his beagle hounds hunting in the nearby woods. He also loved animals, particularly the family pets, pugs Bailee and Phoenix and a dog named Boo. Jake was always willing to lend his neighbor a helping hand no matter what the task. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and neighbors. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hillcrest Memorial Park by Lewis Davis. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson. Condolences may be sent to www.malonefuneralhome.com.
Alwilda Phares Colley Diamond MANSFIELD -- Alwilda Phares Colley Diamond, 84, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008. Born June 5, 1923, in Grahn, Ky., she was the daughter of W. Roy and Bertha Williams Colley. Alwilda was a true "daughter of destiny." Her love for Jesus and for people was evident in every aspect of her life. Her tireless witness for Christ influenced generations and her legacy will continue as those to whom she ministered continue to share her influence with generations to come. She and her husband, Pastor Richard Diamond, established both Faith Revivals Ministries in 1970, and Diamond Hill Cathedral in 1980. She was also instrumental in creating and founding BIBLEWALK in 1987. Her absolute love for the ministry and the people was evident to her final breath. Alwilda had the special gift of living and speaking the truth in love. She never missed an opportunity to talk about Jesus -- and to preach about her love for Him, and His love for each of us. She will be greatly missed, but will continue to live through the faith and love she instilled in everyone she met. She is survived by her husband, Pastor Richard Diamond; five children, Miles Jessee of Bellville, Dwight (Sarah) Jessee of Mansfield, Twyla Jessee of Loudonville, Mark Jessee of Mansfield and Roland (Renea) Jessee of Latrobe, Pa.; two brothers, Roy (Helen) Colley of Mansfield and Sam (Marie) Colley of Columbus; two sisters, Herma Seeman and Phyllis Lamson, both of Grayson, Ky.; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Hortense McGuire. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, at Diamond Hill Cathedral, 500 Tingley Ave. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Diamond Hill Cathedral, conducted by the Rev. Richard Diamond. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Diamond Hill Cathedral. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com Originally published February 19, 2008 Submitted by: John Cooper and Linda Cheeks Pittano
Eulah Oliver - 1930-2008 Eulah Oliver, 78, of Olive Hill, died Thursday at her residence. Mrs. Oliver was born Feb. 21, 1930, and was the widow of Charlie A. Oliver. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill. Burial will be in Bradley Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Darrell Zane Carter Sr. - 1937-2008 Darrell Zane Carter Sr., 70, of Grayson, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, in Sebring, Fla. He was born Sept. 29, 1937, in Grayson, a son of the late Frank Thompson and Ida Kimbler Carter. He was retired with 39 years of service from AK Steel in Ashland and was a member and past master of Frostproof Lodge 229, F&AM, and a member of Covington Scottish Rite, El Hasa Shrine and the Carter County Shrine Club. He was of the Christian faith. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Earl, Carl and Sammy Carter. His survivors include his wife of 49 years, Louise Griffey Carter; a daughter, Beverly (Bill) Lawson of Grayson; a son, Darrell Zane (Janie) Carter Jr. of Grayson; two brothers, Gayle Carter and Phillip Carter, both of Grayson; two sisters, Maxine Osbourne of Biloxi, Miss., and Jewell Prichard of Muncie, Ind.; five grandchildren, Tony Little, Deanna Sloas, Joshua Morgan, Chase Carter and Logan Carter; and two great-grandchildren, Hannah and Caleb Sloas. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by Clell Lucas. Burial will be in Grayson Memorial Burial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today, with a Masonic service at 8 p.m., and after noon Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the Carter family at malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Luvinda Littleton - 1938-2008 Luvinda “Lou” Littleton, 70, of Olive Hill, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Littleton was born Jan. 18, 1938, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late James and Clemis Stevens Littleton. Lou was a Christian and attended Upper Trough Camp Christian Church. She was a homemaker and worked for many years in the sewing industry. She was a loving companion, mother and a friend to all who knew her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Millard Littleton and Clifford Littleton. She is survived by her companion, Bert Nolen; a daughter and son-in-law, Suzie and Floyd Brickles of Vanceburg; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Betty Littleton of Lakeland, Fla., and Jessie and Darlene Littleton of Olive Hill; a sister-in-law, Connie Littleton of Olympia; and a special friend and neighbor, Larry Steagall. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill by Brother Gayle Price. Burial will be in Webb Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday and until services Friday at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as casket bearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Marjorie Fultz - 1912-2008 Marjorie Bledsoe Fultz of Clarksville, Ind., formerly of Olive Hill, died Monday in Gaines Park Assisted Living Community in Kennesaw, Ga. She was born July 13, 1912, in Carter County. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill. Burial will be in Trumbo Cemetery in Soldier. Friends may call after noon Friday at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Andrew Burt Blevins - 1978-2006 Andrew Burt Blevins, 29, of Dry Ridge in Carter County, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at his residence. He was born April 23, 1978, in Ashland, a son of Randel Lee and wife, Claudia Blevins, of Olive Hill and Alice Faye Huffman of Grayson and his best buddy, Delmar Haney. He was employed with AK Steel, was a member of the United Steel Workers of America Local 01865 and the First Church of Christ in Grayson. He also attended the Willard Church of Christ. Additional survivors include his wife, Melanie McDavid Blevins of Dry Ridge; a daughter, Laney Blevins, at home; two sisters, Abby Beck of Grayson and Miranda Smith of Wheelersburg; grandparents Bert and Lillian Blevins and the late Ralph and Barbara Huffman; and a host of special aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at First Church of Christ in Grayson with Tim Nischan, Dave Braun and Bud Burnett, ministers. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the First Church of Christ and Wednesday after noon until service time also at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Elyssa Layne Blevins College Savings Fund, c/o First National Bank, 200 S. Carol Malone Boulevard, Grayson, KY, 41143 or donate in Andy’s memory to the American Cancer Society, Ashland Office, 4323 13th St., Ashland, KY, 41102. Malone Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of funeral arrangements. Condolences can be made to the Blevins family at malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Randy William Riley 1960-2008 Randy William Riley, 47, of Grayson, Ky., died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, in Melbourne, Fla. Randy was born on Aug. 8, 1960, in Ashland, Ky., a son of the late Boyd William Riley and Gwandaline Kissick Riley. Randy graduated from East Carter High School and worked as a carpenter. He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are his stepmother, Betty Riley of Ashland; a son, Randy William Riley Jr. of Grayson; a brother, Gary Wayne (Kim) Riley of Fort Wayne, Ind.; a sister, Teresa (Gary) Kissick of Salt Lick, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by Gayle Price. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today, Feb. 16, and after noon Sunday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill. Condolences may be sent to www.sparks.fh.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Willa Boyd - 1915-2008 Willa Queen Boyd, 92, passed peacefully from her home in Cannonsburg on Monday morning, Feb. 18, 2008. Mrs. Boyd was the daughter of the late Den and Lora Roberts Queen, born at Rush on Nov. 5, 1915. She was a graduate of Morehead Teachers College, now Morehead State University, and a retired schoolteacher with hundreds of students in the Boyd County School District to recall her in the classroom. She was a faithful member of Kenova United Methodist Church, where she taught the Loyal Bible Class, and a lifetime member of Trace Homemakers. She was a Kentucky colonel and loved to cook and entertain family and friends. Sadly, Willa leaves behind her loving husband of 60 happy years, Daniel H. Boyd; a niece, Deane (Fred) Fields; and five nephews, Doug (Garnet) Riffe, Bob (Ann) Riffe, Steve (Marsha) Riffe, Warren (Carolyn) Burton and Bill (Sue) Lykins. Also preceding in death were three sisters, Eloise Burton, Hala Wheeler and Laura Riffe, and nephews Garrett Burton and David Lykins. A funeral service in memory of Willa Boyd will be at 11 a.m. Thursday Feb. 21, 2008, at Neal Funeral Home on Center Street in Catlettsburg. The Rev. Lindsay Thorp will offer words of comfort and inspiration. Great-nephews will serve as casket bearers. Final rest will follow committal at Queen Cemetery in Rush. Those wishing to call on the Boyd family may do so from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kenova United Methodist Church Building Fund, 503 15th St., Kenova, WV 25530 or East Fork United Methodist Church Building Fund, 20100 Ky. 3, Rush, KY 41168. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Jack Bailey - 1932-2008 Jack H. Bailey, 75, of Grayson, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. He was born Dec. 21, 1932, in Grahn, a son of the late Sherman and Carrie Cook Bailey. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Wilma Caudill Bailey. He attended Bagby Memorial Methodist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served during the Korean Conflict. He was a former chairman and member of the Democratic Party and Executive Party. He was a Kentucky colonel and retired from AK Steel in Ashland. He was a member of the United Steelworkers Local 1865 and was on the Ashland Vocational Tech Advisory Committee. He was also preceded in death by a son, Kevin Bailey; three brothers, Bill, Darrell and Talmadge Bailey; and two sisters, Rethel Hamilton and Olive Tyo. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenny and Aleisa Bailey of Grayson and Keith and Julie Bailey of Crittenden; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Freda Easterling and Marta and Elwood Blevins, all of Grayson, and Jean Bailey of Lexington; two grandchildren, Angela Jayne Bailey and Matthew Kevin Bailey; his mother-in-law, Anna Irene Caudill of Olive Hill; his special friend, George Bill Johnson of Russell; and a very special sister and brother-in-law, Bonita and Harold Littleton of Independence, Ky. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by ministers Brad Smart and Jason Carpintero. Burial will be in East Carter County Memory Gardens, with military graveside rites by Olive Hill American Legion. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101. Condolences may be sent to www.malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Lansing State Journal (MI) - October 22, 2005 Colegrove, Evan R. of Lansing, MI Formerly of Williston, FL Born September 20, 1912, in Carter County, KY; went to be with his Lord on October 20, 2005, at the age of 93. Mr. Colegrove was preceded in death by his wife, Ada, in 1988 and son-in-law, Ray, in 2005. Surviving are his daughters, Jerrie Smith and Charlotte Reynolds both of Lansing and Carolyn Royston of DeWitt; son, Russell (Carolyn) Colegrove of Lansing; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Everett (Ana Lee) Colegrove of North Carolina; and sister, Carrie (Douglas) Copley of Ohio. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 24, at 2 p.m. at the Gorsline-Runciman Co. Lansing Chapel, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, with his son-in-law, Pastor Loren L. Royston, of Sanctuary Gate, officiating. The family will receive friends at the Chapel on Monday 1 hour prior to the service. Those desiring may make contributions to Sanctuary Gate, 1422 W. Cutler Rd., DeWitt, MI 48820, in memory of Mr. Colegrove Submitted by: Randy Jackson
Homer Baxter Womack 1923 - 2003 Homer Baxter Womack, age 79, of Grayson, KY, died Monday, August 4th, 2003, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, following a brief illness. He was born October 18th, 1923, at Grayson, a son of the late Homer and Dodie Hall Womack. He was a longtime operator of Farmers Hardware, former mayor of Grayson and a WWII U.S. Marine Aviator serving as a Navigator Bombardier in the South Pacific. Preceding him in death was a grandson, Tommy Womack. His survivors include: His Long Time Companion: Loma Felty Grayson, KY; 1 daughter: Ann Baxter Sisler, Lexington, KY; 1 son: Tom Womack, Grayson, KY Grandchildren: John Sisler, Lexington, KY; Katie Downs, Lexington, KY; Melissa Brooks, Grayson, KY; 5 great-grandsons and a special friend: Gary Branham Grayson, KY Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 7th, 2003 at 11:00am at the Malone Funeral Home with Phil LeMaster, minister. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday evening, August 6th, from 6-9pm and Thursday morning after 8:30am until service time at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone
Evelyn Withrow 1920 - 2004 Evelyn "Aunt Neen" Withrow, age 83, of Hitchins, KY, passed away on Monday, June 21st, 2004, at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY. She was born August 18th, 1920 at Hitchins, a daughter of the late George Washington and Nancy Hay. She was of the Baptist Faith. Preceding her in death was her husband, George Lewis Withrow in 1991. Her survivors include: 2 sons and 2 daughters-in-law: George and Shirley Withrow, Dewey and Melaine Withrow all of Hitchins 2 daughters and 1 son-in-law: Helen Elizabeth (and the late Theodore) Gee of Grayson, KY; Fay Ruth and Norman Meenach, Grayson 3 sisters: Mary Caudill, Mansfield, OH; Jewell Boggs, Rock Springs, KY; Ida Belle (and the late Fred) Tussey of Denton, KY; 8 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 24th, at 2:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home with George "Ronnie" Boggs, minister. Burial will be in the East Carter Co. Memory Gardens. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 6-9pm at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone
Alvin Stamper 1917 - 2004 Alvin J. "Preacher" Stamper, age 87, of Grayson, KY, passed away Thursday, October 28th, 2004 at Carter Nursing & Rehab Center. He was born January 8th, 1917 at Grayson, a son of the late Shadrick and Eunis Everman Stamper. Mr. Stamper was retired from the State & County Highway Dept. and was a Farmer. He was a WW II Army Veteran and was of the Baptist Faith. Preceding him in death was his wife, Elieen Stamper in 1989; 5 brothers, Clyde, Marion, Walter, Merle, and Leslie ?Buck? Stamper; six sisters, Annie Gee, Nora Wilson, Inez Callihan, Betty DeBoard, Clara Littleton and Manie Stamper. His survivors include: 2 sons: Larry Stamper and Gary Stamper both of Grayson; a sister: Blanche Marion of Maryland 4 grandchildren: Brian Stamper of San Francisco, CA; Melissa Wilson; Mary Beth Carter; Melinda Dawn Stamper all of Grayson 1 great-granddaughter: Lakin Sierra Wilson of Grayson; 1 great-grandson: Timothy Chase Carter Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 1st, 2004 at 11:00am at the Malone Funeral Home with Lewis Davis and Billy T. Rice, ministers. Burial was in the Adkins Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday evening, October 31st, from 6-8pm at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone
Addi Soto Mendez 1986 - 2004 Beglai Addi Soto Mendz, 17, of Grason, Ky formerly of Guatamala City, Guatamala died due to injuries from a train accident. He was born May 22, 1986 the son of Fulbito deJ. Soto Reyes and Herberta Mendez Ramirez. Services are incomplete at this time.
Patricia C. Scott 1954 - 2003 Patricia C. Scott, 48, of Grayson died Thursday in Kings Daughters Medical Center after a sudden illness. She was born April 26, 1954 in Grayson, a daughter of Mildred Lucille Felty Damron of Grayson and the late James L. Damron. She was a member of the Oak Grove Church of Christ, formed the first chapter of MADD in KY, instrumental in organizing East Carter High and Middle School SADD chapters. KY Victim Impact Panel Volunteer of the year, current co-chairperson of KY State MADD, influential in state DUI laws being changed, she was involved with project prom, grad night and candle light vigil. Always active with one goal in mind, to make a difference in someone?s life. Her greatest pride was her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband Jack Claywell and a brother Mike Damron. In addition to her mother her survivors include husband: Joe Scott Grayson, 1 Son; Corey M. Claywell, Louisville; 2 Daughters; Laura S. Claywell and Kelli Jo Scott both of Grayson, 2 Sisters; Francis ?Cookie? Parsons and Dianna Newman both of Grayson, 3 Grandchildren; Kodi Eric Claywell, Payton Renae Claywell, Cierra Noelle Claywell. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at the Malone Funeral Home by the ministers Dr. Donald Damron and Dean Scott. Burial will be in the Damron Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 on Monday and after 9 a.m. on Tuesday until service time. In lieu of flowers family ask contributions to be made to MADD 1548 Canoe Run, Grayson KY 41143. Condolences may be sent to www.timeformemory.com/malone.
Larry Salyers 1957-2005 With his family by his side, Larry Salyers left this world on Monday, June 13th, 2005 to sing with the Heavenly angels. Mr. Salyers, the son of the late Virgil and Maudie Salyers of Elliott County, KY, was born on September 30th, 1957. He was a member of Laborers Local # 1445. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his daughter, Judy Marie Salyers and two brothers, James (Everett) Salyers and Donald Salyers. Larry is survived by: His loving wife: Teresa Salyers of Catlettsburg, KY; 4 sons: Larry E. Salyers, Charles Salyers both of Carter Co., KY Josh Carver of Catlettsburg, KY; Justin (& Jennell) Carver of Ashland, KY; 6 sisters: Immogene Adams of Ohio; Edna MCaninch of Louisville, KY; Lucy Miles Esta Pennington both of Rush, KY; Hester Oney of Elliott Co., KY; Judy Collins of Grayson, KY; 5 brothers: Royal Salyers, Howard Salyers, Lowell Salyers all of Grayson, KY Charles Salyers of Ohio; Paul Salyers of Carter Co., KY; Mother-in-Law and Father-in-Law: Charles and Sadie Blair of Catlettsburg, KY Grandchildren who were the light of his life: Alysha, Tyler and Ethan Carver of Ashland Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 16th, 2005, at 1:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home with Gary Arrington, minister. B urial will be in the Arthur Family Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6-9pm at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone

Brian Dalton Rivers 2003 - 2004 Brian Dalton Rivers, age 4 months, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, February 3rd, 2004, following a sudden illness. He was born October 11th, 2003, in Huntington, WV, a son of Rachel Walker and Brian Rivers of Willard, KY. Preceding him in death was his maternal great-grandparents, Kenneth and Barbara Coupland; his paternal great-grandparents, Harold and Madgle Gallion and Homer Rivers; and maternal great-great-grandmother, Mae Kitchen. In addition to his parents, he is survived by: His twin brother: Dyaln Lee Rivers; Older brother: Kadin Dale Criswell; Maternal grandparents: Rick and Sabrina Walker, Willard Paternal grandparents: Alvin Rivers, Grayson, KY; Pam Pennington, Willard; Maternal great-grandparents: Wes and Janet Walker of Grayson Paternal great-grandparents: Dollie Rivers of Grayson; Paternal great-great-great grandmother: Mae Gallion of Webbville, KY; Maternal uncles & aunts: Rock and Mona Walker; Ursula and Jim Blevins; Paternal aunts and uncles: Greg Rivers, Jeff Rivers, Dana Rivers, Terry Rivers, Valerie Rivers, Gary Rivers, Erica Gallion and David Gallion Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home with J.D. Riggs, minister. Burial will be in the Pennington Family Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6-9pm at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone


Larry Wayne Osborne 1957 - 2004 Larry Wayne Osborne, age 46, of Grayson, KY, passed away on Sunday, May 2nd, 2004, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV. He was born September 1, 1957, at Estill County, KY, a son of Lenora Flynn Osborne of Waco, KY. He was an Iron Worker, a member of the American Legion Post #342 of Willard, Ky., a disabled American Veteran, a member of the Ironworkers Union and was of the Christian Faith. Preceding him in death was a brother, Ronnie McGee. His survivors include: His Wife: Judy Sexton Osborne, Grayson; 2 sons: Jason Wayne Osborne, Shannon Dean Osborne both of Richmond, KY 3 brothers: Johnny McGee, Jerry McGee both of Waco, KY; Sonny McGee Richmond, KY; 1 sister: Mary Ann Reams Richmond, KY; 1 grandson: Jaylen Dwayne Osborne Richmond Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 5th, 2004 at 2:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Larry McDavid, minister. Burial will be in the East Carter Co. Memory Gardens. Friends may call Wednesday after 11:00am until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Bluegrass Animal Rescue of Kentucky (B.A.R.K.) in care of Judy?s Pet Care 1005 South State Hwy. 1 Grayson KY 41143. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone
Margaret Roberts Murphy 1925 - 2006 Margaret Roberts Murphy, age 80, of Grayson, KY, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at her residence. She was born September 20th, 1925, at Carter County, KY, a daughter of the late Bill and Goldie Bishop Shears. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith. Preceding her in death was her 1st husband, Ransom Roberts; her 2nd husband, Thomas ?Tom? Murphy; 2 sons, Tommy Murphy and William ?Bill? Murphy and a daughter, Linda Kay Webb. Her survivors include: 4 sons: Terry Roberts of Hazard, KY; Mikie Roberts, Ransom "Bud" Roberts, Lonnie Murphy all of Grayson 4 daughters: Peggy White, Glenna Jackson, Daisy McDavid, Mary Campbell all of Grayson; 3 step-sons: Ora Lee Murphy, Fred Murphy both of Grayson Charles Randolf Murphy of Georgia; 1 step-daughter: Betty Craighead of Mansfield, OH; 2 sisters: Ruth Bush, Maxine Carroll both of Grayson 1 brother: Paul Shears of Mansfield, OH; 39 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 6th, 2006 at 2:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home, with Lewis Davis, minister. Burial will be in the Adkins Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday evening, January 5th, from 6-9pm at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone
Ruth Belle Morris 1917 - 2006 Ruth Belle Roberts Morris, age 88, of Rogers, Arkansas passed away on Monday, March 20th, 2006, at Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Grayson, KY. Ruth was born May 18th, 1917 at Best, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Suzie Laftus Roberts and William Roberts. She was retired from the Rogers School System as a head cook at West Side Elementary. In early years, she was plant supervisor for Proctor Potato Chip and Distributor Plant. She was of the Nazarene faith. Preceding her in death was her husband, Carl Morris; grandson, Terry Shaffer; three sisters, Audie, Sallie and Lillie and two brothers, Henry and Earl. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law: Carolyn Sue and Robert Shaffer of Grayson, KY; Granddaughter: Robin and Dale Rodgers of Grayson, KY Grandsons: Michael and Darlene Shaffer of Grayson, KY; Gregory and Donita Shaffer of Grayson, KY; and 8 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted Saturday, March 25th, 2006 at 11:00am at the Rogers Memorial Cemetery in Rogers, Arkansas, where burial will follow. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, March 22nd, 2006 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson, KY. Condolences can be made to the Morris Family at www.timeformemory.com/malone

Roger Dale Moore, Jr. 1985 - 2003 Roger Dale Moore Jr., 18, of Grayson KY died Friday due to injuries from an automobile accident. He was born January 4, 1985 in Huntington WV, a son of Roger Dale Sr. and Janie Wolfe Moore of Grayson. He was a member of the Bagby Memorial Methodist Church in Grayson, a 2003 graduate of East Carter High School, and was employed by Ralph?s Food Fair of Grayson. In addition to his parents his survivors include: 1 sister and brother in law: Jessica O'Neal Martinat and Bruce Martinat, Morehead KY 1 Brother: Faris Raymond Moore Grayson; 1 Nephew: Michael Ryan Martinat, Morehead KY; His girlfriend: Darby Floyd, Grayson Paternal Grandmother: Ruth Holland Moore, Louisa KY; Maternal Grandmother and step-grandfather: Lois Burchett Carroll and Raymond Carroll, Grayson Maternal great-grandmother: Ruby Coburn Wolfe, Grayson; Paternal Uncle: Faris R. and Elaine Moore, Louisa KY; Paternal Aunts: Anna Jean Moore, Prestonsburg KY Louella Moore Chandler, Sultan, WA; Naomi Moore Warner and Dan Warner, Columbus OH; Paternal great-aunts: Bessie Lee Moore, Martha Jane Moore both of Louisa KY Pearl Matthis, Maisie KY; Wilma Cox, Radnor WV; Helen Simons, Columbus OH; Dora Moore, OK; Paternal great uncle: Glen Holland, Ashville NC Maternal Great Uncles: Ray Burchett, Grayson; John and Violet Burchett, Olive Hill; Glenn and Ruth Wolfe, Olive Hill; Curt and Janet Wolfe, OH Maternal great aunts: Gloria Cassini, Wallingford KY; Mary and Don Hester, Doris Malblanc both of Cincinnati OH; Geraldine Burchett, Hubbard OH Jean Hamilton, Grayson KY; Carol and John Heisler, Columbus OH; Opal and Edgar Dummit, Grayson KY Funeral services will be conducted Monday 2:00 p.m. at the Bagby Memorial Methodist Church in Grayson by the minister Paul Fryman and Brad Smart. Burial will be in the Burchett ? Plummer Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may call from 6-9 Sunday at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson and after 9:00 a.m. Monday and 1hr before the service at the church. In lieu of flowers donations are to be made to 2004 Mission Fund at Bagby Methodist Church. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone.


Jimmie Miller 1942 - 2003 Jimmie Miller, age 61, of Hitchins, KY, died Sunday, September 28th, 2003, at his residence of a sudden illness. He was born January 1, 1942, at Sprig, WV, a son of the late William Henry and Mary Deerfield Miller. He was the owner & operator of Jimmie Miller?s Body Shop for over 30 years. His survivors include: His wife: Ruth Canterbury Miller Hitchins, KY; 2 sons: James Kyle Miller, William Martin Miller both of Hitchins, KY 4 daughters: Janet Marcum, Sarah Kinney, Helen Wallen all of Hitchins, KY, Lisa Calhoun, Grayson, KY; 6 brothers: Fred Deerfield, Elizabeth City, NC Johnny Miller, Willard, KY; Ray Miller, Roscoe Miller, Oscar Miller, Gary Miller all of Grayson, KY; 5 sisters: Sheila Lassley, AK; Brenda Brinser, Columbus, OH Karen Young Grayson, KY; Wanda Cains, Upper Sandusky, OH; Sylvia McDavid, Hitchins, KY; 18 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 1st, 2003, at 11:00am at the Malone Funeral Home with Jesse Marks, officiating. Burial will be in the Canterbury Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6-9pm and Wednesday after 9:00am until service time at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone
William Daniel McDavid II 2004 - 2004 William Daniel McDavid II, infant son of William ?Billy Dan? and Susan Nolty McDavid of Willard, KY, went to be with Jesus, on September 18th, 2004. He was born Saturday, Sept. 18th, at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY. In addition to his parents, he is survived by: 1 brother: Jacob McDavid at home; Maternal grandparents: Sydney Nolty and Doug Nolty both of Grayson Paternal grandparents: Danny and Melinda McDavid of Willard; Maternal great-grandmother: Ruie Colley of Grayson Private graveside services will be conducted Thursday, September 23rd at the McDavid Cemetery with Phil LeMaster, officiating. Malone Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone
Donnie "OJ" Leonard 1955 - 2004 Donnie ?OJ? Scott Leonard, 49, of Hitchins passed away Saturday at his residence following a long illness. OJ was born August 10, 1955 in Abington VA, a son of the late Don and Lois Glover Leonard. He was a member of the Brothers of the Wheel N Eastern KY division where he was acting secretary/treasurer for past 3 years, a member of the AMA and KMA where he severed sergeant-n-arms for 5 years, American Legion Post 76 Ashland KY, and Order of Eagles 2329 of Ashland. He served in the US Army from 1972 until 1975. His wife Carrie Ison Leonard survives him. His other survivors include: 3 Sons: Joshua Barnes, Jason Barnes, Jonathan Barnes all of Hitchins; half-Sister: Barbara, Huckaby VA; 1 Brother: Donald, Leonard VA Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday 1:00 p.m. at the Malone Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Ison Family Cemetery in Fultz. Friends may call from 6-9 Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Malone Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to http://www.timeformemory.com/malone.
Mollie King 1907 - 2004 Mollie Sarah McClain King, age 97, of Grayson, KY, passed away on Sunday, October 24th, 2004 in Virginia. She was born August 15th, 1907, at West Liberty, KY, a daughter of the late Audy and Martha Day McClain. Mrs. King was a homemaker, a member of the First Christian Church in West Liberty, KY and attended the Presbyterian Church for over 70 years. Preceding her in death was her husband, Roscoe Harrison ?R.H.? King and a daughter, Ruth Helen Thompson. Her survivors include: 1 daughter: Mary Louise Donathan of Union, WV; 1 son: James Joseph King of Huntington Beach, CA; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 30th, 2004 at 1:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home. Burial will be in the East Carter Co. Memory Gardens. Friends may call Saturday after 11:00am until service time at the funeral home.
Myrtle Porter Johnson 1939 - 2003 Myrtle Jean Porter Johnson, age 64, of Lexington, KY, formerly of Carter County, KY, died Wednesday, August 13th, 2003, in Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Grayson, KY. She was born May 20, 1939, at Dobbins, KY, a daughter of the late John Willie and Faye Frazier Porter. In addition to her parents, a brother, Earnest Ward Porter, also preceded her in death. Her survivors include: Her husband: Kenneth Johnson, Lexington, KY; 1 daughter: Lisa Jean Messer, Owenton, KY; 1 son: Kenneth Johnson Jr., Lexington, KY 3 sisters: Christine Cooper, Grayson, KY; Wanda Wells, Vermillion, OH; Joyce Ratcliff, Willard, KY; 4 brothers: Royce Porter, Hitchins, KY; Denver Porter, Hitchins, KY; Rex Porter, Webbville, KY; John Curtis Porter, Webbville, KY; 2 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00am at the Malone Funeral Home with Rick Porter and Tim Porter, ministers. Burial will be in the Porter Family Cemetery. Friends may call Friday evening from 6-9pm and Saturday after 9:00am until service time at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone
Sarah Irene Houck 1914 - 2003 Sara Irene Houck, 89, of Hitchins died Sunday at her residence following a long illness. She as born September 22, 1914 in Coal River WV, a daughter of the late Andy and Mary Cox Messer. Her husband Raymond ?John? Houck, a son, Raymond Bruce Houck Jr., three brothers Earl, Harl, and Carl Messer; three sisters, Grace Branham, Maye Greer and Faye King, one son in law William Guskey preceded her in death. Her survivors include: One son: Ronald Houck, Hitchins; Three Daughters: Mary Guskey, Helen Boothe, Sondra Hill; One son in law: Dallas Boothe 12 Grandchildren; 19 Great Grandchildren Pallbearers will be: Ron, Tom, and Lynn Houck, Dal Boothe, Casey Swanson, Phillip Harris, and Mark Stapleton. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday 2:00 p.m. at the Malone Funeral Home by the ministers Dallas Boothe and Lionel Kozee. Burial will be in the East Carter Co. Memory Gardens. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-9 at the Malone Funeral Home. Condolences can be sent to www.timeformemory.com/malone.
Matthew Hall 1970 - 2003 Matthew Hall, age 32, of Willard, died Wednesday morning, March 19th, at his residence. He was born April 15th, 1970, at Sandusky, OH a son of Wilma Gollihue Hall of Willard and the late James L. Hall. He attended Ashland Community College. In addition to his mother, he is survived by: His wife: Dana Parsons Hall, Willard, KY; 2 sons: Ray Suttles, Derrik Lucas 3 daughters: Megan Suttles, Amanda Suttles, Shania Suttles; 1 brother: James Hall Greenwich, OH Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 22nd, at 2:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home, with Gary Sparks, minister. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Friends may call Friday evening from 6-9 at the funeral home. Condolences can be made at www.timeformemory.com/malone
Jack Hall 1921 - 2003 Albert L. "Jack"? Hall, age 82, of Grayson, KY, passed away Thursday, November 27th, 2003, in Kings Daughters Medical Center. He was born March 31st, 1921, at Fultz, KY, a son of the late Bert and Etta Littleton Hall. He was a retired Supervisor at C & O Railroad with 38 years of service, was a sergeant in the U.S. Army, a Ky. Colonel , a member of the Masonic Lodge #145, Eastern Star #10, Scottish Rite 32nd degree, a Shriner at El Hasa Temple of Ashland, KY and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Preceding him in death was 1 grandson, Lee Eric Glancy of Anderson, IN; 1 sister, Betty (Charlie) Barber and 2 brothers, Jess W. Hall and Kenneth Hall. His survivors include: His wife: Della Wells Hall, Grayson, KY; 1 son: Albert W. (Gwendolyn) Hall, Lexington, KY; 1 daughter: Shelia (Walter) Glancy, Anderson, IN 1 granddaughter: Kelly Glancy (Matt) Milburn, Westfield, IN; 2 grandsons: Allen (Robin) Hall, Powatahan, VA; Neal (Susan) Hall, Lexington, KY 4 great-grandchildren: Skyler Glancy, Anderson, IN; Holly Ann Davis Hall, Powatahan, VA; James Luke Hall, Lexington, KY; Avery Makena Milburn, Westfield, IN 1 sister: Ida Esterday, Mansfield, OH Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, November 30th, 2003 at 2:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home with Lewis Davis, minister. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Friends may call Saturday evening, Nov. 29th, from 6-9pm at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone
Phillip Dwayne Glass 1960 - 2003 Phillip Dwayne Glass, 43, of Ashland died Saturday at his residence. He was born May 26, 1960 in Grayson a son of the late Phillip G. and Opal Gose Glass. He was a self-employed carpenter. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers Michael and Danny Sexton. His wife Ann Boyd Glass survives him. His other survivors include: 1 Son: Michael Wayne Glass of Ashland; 2 Daughters: Ashley Nicole Glass, Haley Jo Glass both of Ashland 2 Brothers: Hyton Sexton, Grayson; Clyde Glass, Olive Hill; 4 Sisters: Peggy Burton, Grayson; Bonnie Thomas, Sue Waggoner, Elizabeth Glass Estepp all of Olive Hill Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday 2:00 p.m. at the Malone Funeral Home by the minister Clell Lucas. Burial will be in the Easterling Cemetery in Grayson. Friends may call from 6-9 Monday at the Malone Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.timeformemory.com/malone.
Gladys Fults 1917 - 2005 Gladys Fults, age 88, of Jackson, OH, formerly of Carter County, KY, passed away Wednesday, December 7th, 2005. Mrs. Fults was born January 14th, 1917 in Carter County, a daughter of the late Mart and Peachy Holbrook Counts. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arvel Fults and her sister, Hazel. Gladys was a retired school teacher in the Wellston City Schools. Her survivors include: 1 son: Manlius and Sue Fults of Jackson; 1 daughter: Nanetta Fults of Jackson, 1 granddaughter: Cher Bellar 3 great-grandchildren: Cole, Colin and Cortland Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 10th, 2005 at 2:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday after 1:00pm until service time at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone

Johnny Flaugher 1940 - 2005 Johnny W. ?Sweet Swinger? Flaugher, age 65, of Beetle, KY, passed away Wednesday, November 30th, 2005, in the Hospice Care Center. Mr. Flaugher was born November 4th, 1940, at Beetle, a son of the late Lloyd and Mary McDavid Flaugher. He was a retired assistant B.A. with Boilersmakers #105 of Piketon, OH, owner of T & J Auto Sales and was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: 5 brothers, Lloyd Flaugher Jr., ?Sonny? Harold Flaugher, ?Buster? Thomas Flaugher, Henry Flaugher and Edward Flaugher; 3 sisters, Virginia Flaugher, Jewell Flaugher and Lois Flaugher Waggoner. His survivors include: His beloved wife of 9 years: Teresa McCormick Flaugher of Beetle; His former beloved wife of 36 years: Jewel Blevins Flaugher of Morehead, KY His children: Jay? Johnny W. Flaugher Jr. of Raceland, KY; Tammy Flaugher Poarch of Danville, KY; Phillip Lloyd Flaugher of Morehead, KY; Kendall McClain Flaugher of Little Fork, KY Kimberly Flaugher Morris of Morehead, KY; His stepchildren: Kimberly Jo Allen of Flatwoods, KY; John Steven Neal of Catlettsburg, KY; Tomie Joe Neal of Ohio 3 sisters: Betty Flaugher Williams of Chicago, IL; Lorraine Flaugher Johnson of Ironton, OH; Mondaine Flaugher Zimmerman of New Philadelphia, OH 2 grandsons, 5 granddaughters, 4 step-grandsons, 4 step-granddaughters, 1 great-grandson, and Numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, December 5th, 2005 at 2:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home with Randy Binion, minister. Burial will be in the McDavid Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday evening, Dec. 4th, from 6-9pm at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone


Clayton Parker Ferguson 1971 - 2003 Clayton Parker Ferguson, age 31, of Willard, Ky, died Sunday, August 10th, 2003. He was born December 17th, 1971, at Louisa, KY, a son of Andy Ferguson of Willard and Josephine Perry of Willard. He was a Union Laborer with Local #1445. Preceding him in death was a sister, Robin Jo Ferguson. In addition to his parents, he is survived by: 1 daughter: Keisha Jo Lynn Ferguson, Willard, KY; 2 brothers: Andy Ferguson, Willard, KY; Bradley Keith Ferguson, Isonville, KY 1 sister: Valerie Ferguson Willard, KY; Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 13th, at 2:00pm, at the Malone Funeral Home with Eugene Haney, minister. Burial will be in the Ferguson Family Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6-9pm and Wednesday morning after 9:00am until service time at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone


Ottis Wayne Felty 1917 - 2006 Ottis Wayne Felty, 88, of Grayson went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 7th in Kingsbrook Life Care Center. He was born October 27, 1917 in Greenup Co. a son of the late Gabe and Gertrude Elam Felty. He was a farmer and retired from the State of KY and Greenup Co. road department. He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, a veteran who served in the Army in the Canal Zone and European campaign during WWII. He was preceded in death by six sisters; Lorene Floyd, Alice Bush, Kathryn Carter, Raye Flannery, Anadean Flannery and Eva Thompson; also preceded by two brothers; Gabe Felty Jr. and Luke Felty. His survivors include: Wife: Thelma Hylton Felty, Grayson KY; 3 Daughters: Karen R. Stevens, Greenup KY; Janet E. Wilson, Morehead KY; Laura Fay Felty, Prescott WI 4 Sons: Lloyd Douglas Felty, Grayson KY; Leonard Wayne Felty, Plymouth OH; Thomas Keith Felty, Westwood KY; Daniel Lee Felty, Bealeton VA 2 Sisters: Vivian Adkins, Dayton OH; Helen Fern Reffitt, Garrison KY; 10 GC 14 GGC. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Malone Funeral Home by the minister Bob Asbury and Terry Leap. Burial will be in the Oldtown Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone.
Andrew Dallaire 2003 - 2003 Andrew Allen Dallaire, age 2 months, of Olive Hill, KY, died Sunday, August 3rd, 2003, at his residence. He was born June 7th, 2003, at Morehead, KY, the son of Richard and Rebecca Gilbert Dallaire. A brother, Michael Allen Dallaire in 2002, preceded him in death. Additional survivors include: 2 brothers: Robert Dallaire; Raymond Dallaire; 1 sister: JaLynn Nichole Dallaire all at home Maternal grandparents: Delmar & Kathy Middleton Gilbert, Elliott County, KY; Maternal great-grandmother: Zelma Middleton Olive Hill, KY Paternal grandparents: Glenn & Chloe Ann Marshall Russell, Grayson, KY; Tom & Marsha Mullins Dallaire, MI; Paternal great-grandparents: Bonnie Russell, Grayson, KY Evelyn & Harry Mullis, Boyd County, KY Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, August 6th, 2003 at 2:00pm at the Gilbert Family Cemetery, with Grady Meritz, minister. Malone Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Geneva Francis Conley 1915 - 2003 Geneva Francis Conley, 87, of Webbville died Friday at Boyd Nursing & Rehab Center following an extended illness. She was born September 5, 1915 in Magoffin Co., a daughter of the late William Milton and Mallie Catherine Conley Prater. She was a homemaker, a member of the Hitchins Freewill Baptist Church and O.E.S. Chapter 10 in Grayson. She was preceded by her husband Samuel ?Hursie? Conley in 1977, and a son Billy Dearl Conley in 1967. Her survivors include: 2 Sons: Lowell Thomas & Phyllis Conley Dayton OH; Dwight Douglas Conley Willard 6 Daughters and son in laws: Mary Catherine & Eugene Borders Marion OH; Wanda Sue and the late Donald Glen Tussey Clarksville TN; Linda Lou & Earl Gene Horton Charlotte Ann & Tim Stapleton both of Grayson; Sharon Lynn & Jerry Stewart, Willard; Bonnetta & Gearld Sloas, Webbville; 26 GC; 50 GGC; 1 GGGC Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Hitchins Freewill Baptist Church by the ministers Keith Hill, Randy Nichols, David Boggs. Burial will be in the East Carter Co. Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 5-9 Monday at the Malone Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.timeformemory.com/malone.
Brenda Caudill 1953 - 2004 Brenda Caudill, age 51, of Rush, KY, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday evening, August 4th, 2004, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. She was born June 28th, 1953 at Ashland, KY, a daughter of the late Russell and Betty Albright Caudill. Her survivors include: 1 sister: Glenna Bostick Rush; 1 aunt: Dorothy Terry Rush; 1 nephew: Michael Ray Bostick Flatwoods, KY Graveside services will be conducted, Friday, August 6th, at 2:00pm at the East Carter Co. Memory Gardens with Clell Lucas, minister. Burial will follow in the East Carter Co. Memory Gardens. Friends may call Friday after 1:00pm until service time at the Malone Funeral Home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone
Titus Levi Carper 2006 - 2006 Titus Levi Carper, age 1 month, of Grayson, KY, went to be with Jesus, Monday, March 6th, 2006, surrounded by his loving family. Titus was born February 2nd, 2006 at Ashland, KY, the son of Tim ?Fig? and Tina McGlone Carper of Grayson. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Curt and Linda Leadingham McGlone. In addition to his parents, he is survived by: 1 sister: Tori Carper at home; 1 brother: Tucker Lane Carper at home Paternal grandparents: Jewell Caldwell of Grayson, KY; Lovell and Debbie Carper of Grayson, KY; Maternal step-grandmother: Barbara McGlone of Lancaster, KY Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 9th, 2006 at 3:00pm at the Oak Grove Church of Christ with Dr. Dick Damron, Tim Carper and Donald Damron, officiating. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Friends may call Thursday after 11:00am until service time at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Oak Grove Building Fund 1525 Damron Branch Grayson, KY 41143. Condolences can be made to the Carper Family at www.timeformemory.com/malone

Donna Branham Canterbury 1971 - 2003 Donna Louise Branham Canterbury, age 31, of Grayson, died Friday August 22nd, 2003, in Kings Daughters Medical Center. She was born October 23, 1971 in Ashland Ky, a daughter of Donald Branham and Gail Colley of Grayson. She was a homemaker. Preceding her in death was her maternal grandfather, Beecher Gollihue and her paternal grandparents, Irene Suttles and Clifford Branham. Her survivors include: Her husband: Joe Canterbury; 3 sons: Austin Dakota; Joseph Dillon; Logan Chase; 2 brothers: Jimmy Colley; Randy Colley 1 sister: Missie Branham; Maternal Grandmother: Loraine Gollihue Funeral Services for Ms. Canterbury will be conducted Monday, August 25th, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the Malone Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Church-Gollihue Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, August 24th, 2003, from 6-9pm at the Malone Funeral Home.


Cecil Callihan Jr. 1938 - 1938 Burial in Pactobus, KY on 2/3/38

Larry Caldwell 1947 - 2005 Larry Everett Caldwell, 58 went to be with the Lord Sunday at his residence following a long illness. He was born February 23, 1947 in Elliott Co. a son of Helen Gallion of Blaines Trace and the late Cecil Caldwell. He was a member of The Church of God of Blaines Trace, a graduate of Sandy Hook High School, a graduate of Wright State University with a BA in Sciences, an avid outdoorsman, and a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend. He was preceded in death by his first wife Vongia Ramey in March of 2005. He is survived by including his wife: Jewell Carver Caldwell, Grayson; Maternal Grandmother: Mae Gallion, Blaines Trace 1 Son: Stacy Caldwell, Lexington KY; 1 Sis: Cecile Baker, Rancho Santa Marqrita, CA.; 2 Brothers: Arthur Caldwell; Matthew Caldwell both of Blaines Trace 2 Step-sons: Tom Carper; Tim Carper both of Grayson KY; 2 Granddaughters: Rebecca and Tristan Caldwell, Tipp City, OH.; 4 Step-Grandchildren: Tommy, Tori, Tucker, and Darrah Carper Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at the Malone Funeral Home by minister Tim Carper. Burial will be in the East Carter Co. Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 6-9 Tuesday and after 9:00a.m. Wednesday. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone.


Carolyn Nipper Byrd 1931 - 2006 Carolyn Mae Nipper Byrd, age 74, of Olive Hill, KY, passed away on Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 in Kings Daughters Medical Center. She was born December 25th, 1931 at Morgan County, KY, a daughter of the late Holly B. and Maude Peyton Nipper. She was formerly employed at Cowdens Sewing Factory and was a member of the Fairview Missionary Baptist Church. Preceding her in death was a son, Donald Eugene Byrd. Her survivors include: Her husband: John B. Byrd of Olive Hill, KY; 1 daughter: Tyannia Brown of Grayson, KY; 3 sons: Jerry (and Jonda) Byrd of Cincinnati, OH Johnny (and Ruthie) Byrd; Paul (and Laura) Byrd all of Olive Hill, KY; 1 sister: Imogene (and Luther) Byrd of Ashland, KY; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 16th, 2006 at 12:00 noon at the Malone Funeral Home with Charles Stewart and Ronnie Mays, ministers. Burial will be in the Holly Nipper Family Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, Feb. 15th, from 6-9pm at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone

Jason Bush 1983 - 2003 Jason Michael Bush, age 20, of Rush, KY, died Monday, October 27th, 2003, at his Morehead, Ky. residence. He was born June 11th, 1983, at Ashland, KY, a son of Jeffrey L. and Mary Shaffer Bush of Rush. He was a graduate of East Carter High School and a full-time student of Morehead State University. He was a member of the Shepherd's Chapel in Gravette, Arkansas. Preceding him in death was his maternal grandfather, Freeman Shaffer of Grayson. In addition to his parents, he is survived by: 1 sister: Laura Britni Bush of Rush; Paternal Grandparents: Donald Lee and Linda Sue Bush of Grayson, KY Maternal Grandparents: James and Vina Gay Holton of South Point, OH; Paternal Great-Grandmother: Verna Binion of Grayson Maternal Great-Grandmother: of Ethyl Elliott Sandusky, OH; Paternal Aunts & Uncles and their families: Charles Lynn, Sherry Lou (Bush) and Jeremy Felty of Rush, Mike and Shelia Bush, Caitlin Deerfield and Broghan Bush of Grayson; Maternal Aunts & Uncles and their families: Kathy Lynn (Shaffer), Don and Savannah Colley, Terah, Jerry, Brianna, Eric Haney and Thomas Haney of Grayson, Jan and Bob Varney and Billy Derek Collins of Grayson, Freeman, Shirley and Chris Shaffer of Grayson. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 31, 2003 at 11:00am at the Malone Funeral Home with Paul Fitch, minister. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Friends may call Thursday evening, October 30th, from 6:00-9:00pm and Friday after 9:00am until service time at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone


Hunter Ronald Bradley Burton 2005 - 2005 Hunter Ronald Bradley Burton, 2 weeks and 6 day old son of Aaron and Bettie Waggoner Burton went to be with the Lord Friday. He was born April 2, 2005 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandparents; Reid and Ebbie Burton and Harry H. Collins; maternal great-grandparents Roy and Bettie Waggoner and Ray and Beulah Bush. Surviving including the parents are: Paternal Grandparents: Ronald and Karen Burton Grayson KY; Paternal Great-grandmother: Jewell Collins Grayson KY Maternal Grandparents: Bob and Trish Waggoner Raceland KY; Debbie Bush Grayson Funeral services will be conducted Monday 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church by Bro. Harry Saunders. Burial will be in the East Carter Co. Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9:00 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. on Monday. Condolences may be sent to www.timeformemory.com/malone.


LLoyd Burns 1956 - 2006 Lloyd Barry Dale Burns, age 50, of Grayson, KY, passed away Tuesday, June 13th, 2006 at his residence. He was born January 23rd, 1956 at Ironton, OH, a son of the late Lloyd and Lillian Josephine Abdon Burns. Lloyd was a Pipefiter with local #452 of Lexington, KY, a graduate of Greenup County High School and served his country 20 years of active duty with 8 years in the Army and 12 years in the National Guard of Olive Hill, KY. He was a born again Christian. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: 2 brothers, Charles Burns and Shelby Burns; 1 sister, Loretta Wheeler; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, James ?Peanut? and Carolyn Boyles. His survivors include: His wife: Cathy Boyles Burns of Grayson; 1 daughter: Jennifer Burns and her fiancé Travis Clark of Grayson 1 son: Jason Burns of Grayson; 1 granddaughter: Kaylie Burns of Grayson; 2 brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Rick and Shelia Boyles of Grayson Karen and Lou Baier of Grayson; 5 sisters: Carol Scott of Florida; Joyce Vaughn of Greenup, KY; Sandra Lemaster of Lexington, KY Lucie Roberson of Ashland, KY; Cindy Burns of Wurtland, KY Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 16th, 2006 at 1:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home with Jimmy Stephens, minister. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held Thursday evening, June 15th, 2006 from 6-9pm at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the Burns Family at www.timeformemory.com/malone
Karter Burnett 2005 - 2005 Karter Brad-Lee Russell Burnett, infant son of Paul Russell "P.R." and Kathy Lynn May Burnett of Grayson, passed away Friday morning, September 3oth in Kings Daughters Medical Center. In addition to his parents he is survived by: 2 Sisters: Kaitlynn Burnett Kamey Burnett, both at home; Paternal Grandparents: Russell and Fern Burnett of Grayson; Maternal Grandparnets: Hershell and Diana May of Grayson; And a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing. Graveside services will be conducted Sunday, October 2 at the Burnett Family Cemetery with Russell Burnett officiating.
Eliza Browning 1941 - 2005 Eliza Browning, 64 of Willard went to be with the Lord Friday in Kings Daughters Medical Center. She was born July 4, 1941 in Willard a daughter of the late Mayo and Anna Kitchen Holbrook. She attended the Johns Run Tabernacle and EK Community Church. She is survived by: 3 Brothers: Russell Lee Holbrook Sr. Kettering OH; Jessie Holbrook Sheboygan WI; Freddie Holbrook Grayson KY 3 Sisters: Vivian Marcum Charleston WV; Francis Gollihue Sheboygan WI; Lorraine Gollihue Willard KY Funeral services will be Monday 1:00 p.m. at the Malone Funeral Home by the ministers Bro. Delmar Rogers and Leonard Gollihue. Burial will be in the Church Family Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 Sunday.
Roberta Bowling 1955 - 2006 Roberta ?Bertie? Mae Parsons Marcum Bowling, age 50, of Webbville, KY, passed away Monday, January 30th, 2006 at her residence, after a battle with cancer. She was born October 1st, 1955 in Springfield, Ohio, a daughter of the late Luther and Loura Kitchen Parsons. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Juda Sparks. She was a homemaker. Her survivors include: Her husband: Robert Bowling of Webbville; 1 daughter: Heidi Parsons Grimm of Webbville 2 sons: Phillip Luther Marcum of Rush, KY; Jacob Neil Stuart Marcum @ home; 1 brother: James Parsons of Webbville; 5 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 2nd, 2006 at 12:00 noon at the Malone Funeral Home with David Boggs, minister. Burial will be in the Bowling Family Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, February 1st, from 6-9pm at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone

Jerry Roger Borders 1940 - 2006 Jerry Roger Borders, age 65, of Grayson, KY, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 18th, 2006, in Kings Daughters Medical Center. Mr. Borders was born December 26th, 1940, at Ft. Gay, WV, a son of the late Raymond and Fern Newcome Borders. He attended the Johns Run Tabernacle and was a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Winchester, KY. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Chaney. His survivors include: His wife: Carrie Lavonne Henry Borders of Grayson; 3 daughters: Robin Eddie?Sorrell of Morehead, KY; Sherri ?Richard? Christopher of Winchester, KY Sandy Kay Conner of Clay City, KY; 2 sons: Roger ?Jan? Borders of Louisa, KY; Wallace Borders of Winchester, KY; 15 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. 2 brothers: James Borders of Winchester, KY; Senator Charlie ?Carol? Borders of Grayson, KY; 3 sisters: Betty Jean ?Roy? Tucker of Ft. Gay, WV JoAnna ?Ed? Falk of Winchester, KY; Norma ?Ray? Wheeler of Winchester, KY Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 21st, 2006, at 11:00am at the Malone Funeral Home with Delmar Rogers and Leon Muncie, ministers. Burial will be in the Clearmont Memorial Gardens in Winchester, KY. Visitation will be held Friday evening, January 20th, from 6-9pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Johns Run Tabernacle 1596 Huffs Run Grayson, KY 41143 Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone


Rosa Blevins 1917 - 2003 Rosa Ellen Blevins, age 86, of Grayson, KY, died Thursday, July 17th, 2003, at her residence. She was born April 29th, 1917, at Carter County, KY, a daughter of the late Alonzo and Alice Leadingham Wells. She was a homemaker and attended the Little Fork United Baptist Church. Preceding her in death was her husband, Emmitt Blevins; 1 daughter, Alice Blevins; and 1 son, Chester Blevins. Her survivors include: 3 daughters: Marzella Fleming Grayson, KY; Doris Sparks Dayton, OH; Norma Back Dayton, OH 2 sons: Donald Blevins Dayton, OH; Ronald Blevins Richmond, KY; 1 sister: Florence Blevins Grayson, KY; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, July 21st, 2003 at 11:00am at the Malone Funeral Home with Darren Blevins, minister. Burial will be in the Leadingham Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday evening from 6-9pm at the funeral home and Monday after 9:00am until service time. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone


Amos Blevins 1929 - 2004 Amos Blevins Sr. 1929-2004 Amos Murriell Blevins Sr., age 74, of Webbville, KY, died Sunday, May 16th, 2004 in Kings Daughters Medical Center. He was born June 28th, 1929 at Blevins, KY, a son of the late William and Mae Barker Blevins. He was retired from the US Navy serving in the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. He is survived by: 2 sons, Amos Murriell Blevins Jr. of Webbville and Timothy Blevins of North Carolina. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at 1:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home with Steve Owens and David Boggs, ministers. Burial was in the Smith Chapel Cemetery.

Carla Bays 1948 - 2006 Carla Coburn Bays, age 57, of Oldtown, KY, passed away on Thursday, January 12th, 2006, at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland. She was born August 23rd, 1948, at Ashland, KY, a daughter of Nina Marie Conley Coburn Flaugher of Grayson, KY and the late James Robert Coburn. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Greg Coburn in 2005. Carla was the Proprietor of High Tech Sales, former owner of Grayson Sewing Center and a 20 year employee of Dr. Shufflebarger. She was a member of the Hopewell Methodist Church, former board member of Northeast Area Development and a member of the Greenup County Tax Assessment Board. In addition to her mother, her survivors include: Her husband: David M. ?Butch? Bays of Oldtown; 2 daughters: Courtney Bays; Heather Bays both of Oldtown 2 sisters: Marsha Everman of Flatwoods, KY; Jana Keyes of Grayson, KY; 1 brother: James Kevin Coburn of Grayson, KY Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, January 15th, 2006, at 2:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home with Chris Bellew, minister. Burial will be in the Hall-Coburn Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday evening, January 14th, from 6-9pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the name of Carla Bays to Community Hospice 1538 Central Avenue Ashland, KY 41101. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone


Naomi Arnett 1917 - 2005 Naomi Arnett, age 88, of Grayson, KY, passed away Tuesday, July 19th, 2005, in Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Arnett was born May 2nd, 1917, at Carter County, KY, a daughter of the late Charlie and Essie Wilson Grizzell. She was a former clerk, was formerly employed with the Shangri La Restaurant and a member of the Dixie Park Freewill Baptist Church. Preceding her in death was her husband, Oral Arnett; 2 sisters, Edna Banks and Mattie Harris and 1 brother, Hughie Grizzell. Her survivors include: 1 daughter: Alberta Cotton of Grayson; 1 son: John Steele of Grayson 3 sisters: Juanita Jackson; Marie Bowen both of Grayson; Goldie Hay of Leon; 2 brothers: Wayne Grizzell of Ewing, KY; Jr. ?Harlan? Grizzell of Grayson 8 Grandchildren, 5 Great-grandchildren and 3 Great-Great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 22nd, 2005 at 1:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home with Terry Harris and Tim Hall, ministers. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday evening, July 21st, from 6-9pm at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone
Kentucky Allen 1923 - 2003 Kentucky Dolly Perry Allen, age 90, of Galloway, OH, formerly of Hitchins, KY, died Thursday, November 27th, 2003, at her residence. She was born October 20th, 1923, at Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Oak and Rachel Marcum Perry. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Hubert Allen Sr. and six children, Mary Bell, Charles Allen, Roger Parsons, William O. Parsons, Bill Allen and Geraldine Queen. Her survivors include: 6 sons: Walter Parsons Webbville, KY; Samuel Parsons Columbus, OH; Floyd Jetters Dayton, OH; Lonnie Allen Chilocothe, OH Robert Allen Hitchins, KY; Hubert Paul Allen Adrian, MI; 5 daughters: Alice Book Cincinnati, OH; Kay Ellie Hunter; Dollie Coburn; Rachel Meade all of Columbus, OH Connie Gollihue Hitchins, KY; 1 sister: Sara Bell London, OH; 2 brothers: Samuel Perry Denton, KY; Oscar Perry Louisa, KY 52 grandchildren many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, December 1st, 2003 at 11:00am at the Malone Funeral Home with Lawrence Felty and Buck Hogston, ministers. Burial will be in the Allen Family Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday evening, November 30th, from 6-9pm at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone
Ronald Dean Adkins 1959 - 2005 Ronald Dean Adkins, age 46, of Rush, KY, passed away Sunday, October 16th, 2005 at St. Mary?s Medical Center in Huntington, WV. He was born September 22nd, 1959 at Ashland, KY a son of Clifford Ray Adkins of Bellefonte, KY and the late June Kees Adkins. He was a truck driver, a member of the Faith Freewill Baptist Church and IHRA, an avid outdoorsman and a race car owner and driver. In addition to his father, he is survived by: His wife: Mary Kay Berry Adkins of Rush; 1 son: Jason Dean Adkins of Rush 2 brothers: Roger Dale Adkins of Ashland, KY; Russell Dwane Adkins of Westwood, KY; 2 sisters: Karen Sue Sizemore of Ironton, OH; Janet Ann Whitt of Franklin Furnace, OH 1 granddaughter: Haleigh Brooke Adkins and a host of family and friends who mourn his passing. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and papaw to Haleigh. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 19th, 2005 at 2:00pm at the Faith Freewill Baptist Church with Ralph Hester and Mickey King, ministers. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, October 18th, from 6-9pm at the Malone Funeral Home and Wednesday after 12:00 noon at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Faith Freewill Baptist Church 5592 Stinson Rd. Rush, KY 41168. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone

June Kees Adkins 1931 - 2003 June Kees Adkins, age 71, of Ashland, formerly of Grayson, died Monday morning in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.She was born June 27, 1931, at Charleston, WV, a daughter of the late Raymond and Ursel Gollihue Kees.She was a homemaker and was of the Christian Faith. In addition to her parents, a brother, Herman Kees, preceded her in death.Her survivors include: 2 daughters: Karen ?Susie? Sizemore Ironton, OH; Janet (& Harold) Whitt Franklin Furnace, OH 3 sons: Roger Dale (& Jean) Adkins Ashland, KY; Ronald Dean (& Mary Berry) Adkins Rush, KY; Russell Dwane (& Libby) Adkins Westwood, KY 8 grandchildren: Roy David Adkins; Lisa Sizemore; Ray Whitt; Greg Whitt; Jason Adkins; Tyler Adkins; Lindsay Adkins; Ashley Synder 3 great-grandchildren: Haleigh, Sara and Gavin; 3 sisters: Maxine Stone Rush, KY; Ida Mae Triplett Grayson, KY; Ruth Stone Summitt, KY 1 brother: William Henry Kees Davys Run, KY Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home, with Ralph Hester and Thomas King, ministers. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6-9 at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone


David Everett Adkins 1942 - 2004 David Everett Adkins, 61, of Grayson formally of Frankfort OH, died Sunday in Hospice Care Center in Ashland following a long illness. He was born November 30, 1942 in Boyd Co. a son of the late Everett and Laura Scott Adkins. He was retired from Lenox Heating in the fabricating department and a member of the Princess Chapel Church. A sister, Francis Brown and two brothers Ronald and Billy Adkins preceded him in death. His survivors include: 2 Sons and a daughter in law: David Alan Adkins Columbus OH; Jason and Jennifer Adkins Pittsburgh PA 2 Grandchildren: Erika Juanna Adkins; Ciera Dawn Adkins both of West Lafayette OH 2 Brothers and a sister in law: Donald Eugene Adkins Ashland KY; Douglas Kenneth and Esther Adkins Grayson KY 3 Sisters and 2 brothers in laws: Betty Jean Brown Ashland KY; Patricia and Roger Holbrook Ellabell GA; Dorothy and Jess Horner South Webster OH Several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Princess Chapel Church by the minister Clell Lucas. Burial will be in the Brown Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Charles E. Brown, George L. Brown Jr., Shannon Brown, Mark Adkins, Leo Rice, and Michael Brown. Visitation will be at the Malone Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6-9, and after 10:00 a.m. at the Princess Chapel until funeral service. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone.
Larryn Michaela Adams 2006 - 2006 Larryn Michaela Adams, newborn daughter of Douglas and Rebecca Hall Adams of Grayson, passed away Tuesday, July 18th, 2006 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. In addition to her parents, she is survived by: Her Sister: Hannah Grace Adams; Maternal grandparents: Albert and Brenda Swanigan of Grayson and the late Larry Michael Hall Paternal grandparents: Douglas and Pansy Adams of Louisa, KY Graveside services were conducted Saturday, July 22nd at 2:00pm at the Hall Family Cemetery. Burial was in the Hall Family Cemetery.

Brent Adams 1976-2005 Christopher Brent Adams, age 28, of Grayson, KY, passed away on Thursday, March 24th, 2005. He was born May 4th, 1976, at Ashland, KY, a son of Kesha Callahan Adams of Ashland, KY and Michael and Dawn Adams of Grayson. He was a Boilermaker with Local #667 of Winfield, WV. In addition to his parents, he is survived by:1 son:Deven Brent Adams of Grayson; 2 brothers:Michael Raymond Adams Jr. and Timothy Dwayne Adams both of Grayson 2 sisters: Kayla Adams and Ashley ?Nikki? Adams both of Grayson; His fiancé: Randileah Mulkey of Grayson; Paternal grandmother: Margaret Ann Adams of Grayson Maternal grandmother: Darlene Callahan of Grayson Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 27th, 2005 at 2:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home, with J.W. Holcomb, minister. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held Saturday evening, March 26th, from 6-9pm at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone


Hazel Marie Littleton Hall, 95, of Grayson , KY , went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 at Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Carter County, KY on September 13th, 1912, a daughter of the late John and Plura McDowell Littleton. She was a born again Christian and a member of the Gregoryville Christian Holiness Church . She was preceded in death by her husband, Elihue Hall; two sons, Elihue Hall Jr. and Phillip Gail hall; one daughter, Hazel Lucille Hall; one grandson, Kevin Douglas Hall; six brothers, Oris Littleton, Jonas Littleton, Howard Littleton, David Littleton, Dennis Littleton and Louie Littleton and three sisters, Helen Carroll, Lois Tussey and Betty Waugh. She is survived by: two sons, Earl (Vada) Hall of Grand Blanc, Michigan and David (Pauline) Hall of Grayson; two daughters, Jean (Sheril) James and Linda (Gary) Erwin all of Globe, KY; two daughters-in-law, Rita Hall of Michigan and Jamie Hall of Ashland , KY; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren and many more family and friends who mourn her passing. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 15th, 2008 at 1:00p.m. at Malone Funeral Home with Lewis Davis, Steven Keyes and George Smith, officiating. Burial will be in the Everman Cemetery at Gregoryville. Friends may call Thursday evening, February 14th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Friday after 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the Hall family at www.malonefuneralhome.com Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Nellie Enyart - 1913-2007 Nellie Grace Schmidt Enyart, 94, of Westwood, widow of Otis Enyart, passed away Sunday, Feb.10, 2008, in Boyd Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness. Nellie was the last living child of 12, born April 15, 1913 in Rush, Ky., a daughter of the late Daniel and Eller Eidson Schmidt. She was a member of Hoods Creek Freewill Baptist Church and attended churches as long as she was able. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting and crocheting and playing the piano, accordion and guitar. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Michael Schmidt, John Schmidt and James Schmidt; four sisters, Margaret Singerman, Mary Twigg, Leona Hostetler Doidge and Evelyn Johnson Stewart; two infant brothers; and two infant sisters. She is survived by four nieces, Anne Singerman Biclawski of Dover, Ohio, Betty Schmidt (Cap) Gullett of Rush, Phyllis Johnson Hall of Ashland and Patty Schmidt (Jim) Cooksey of Tennessee; a great-niece, Deborah (Freddy) Diamond; two-great nephews, Stephen R. Hall and Brett (Tammy) Hall; and all of her extended family at Boyd Nursing and Rehabilitation. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood by the Rev. Raymond Stephens. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Fred Adrian Bradford went to be with his Lord on Sunday, February 3, 2008 in Carter Nursing & Rehab. He was born August 30, 1926 at Hitchins KY a son of the late Earl and Lee Eunice Crum Bradford. He was retired from General Refractories in Hitchins in 1978 and then worked as a general contractor and carpenter until his passing. He was preceded in death by four brothers: Earl Wade Bradford, Donald Ray Bradford, James "Buddy" Bradford, Dewey Edward Bradford; one sister Martha Winters and his first wife Eileen Hall Bradford. He is survived by his wife of 19 years Joyce Ann Adkins Knipp Bradford. Four children: Sharon Bradford of Indiana, Carla (Ron) Clester of Flatwoods, Sheila (Bob) Carr of Flatwoods, Lisa (Roger) Collier of Greenup; one brother: Russell "Jack" Bradford of Gulfport Mississippi; two sisters: Jolene (Harrison) Kitchen of Columbus Ohio, Alice Dingee of Hitchins; six grandchildren: Adam Boughner of Bethany Beach Delaware, Chris Hutchinson of Pennsylvania, Michael Carr of Flatwoods, Karrie Bradford of Flatwoods, Kayla Bradford of Barboursville WVA, Krista Bradford of Flatwoods. Four step-children Clyde (Andi) Knipp Jr. of Richwood OH, Kimberly (Wendell) Fields of Clyde OH, Karen (Bernard) Apthorp of Marion OH and Christopher (Billie Dawn) Knipp of Olive Hill KY. Four great-grandchildren, Nine Step-grandchildren, eleven Step-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services and burial will be conducted Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at the Bowling Cemetery by Ron Lindeman. There is no visitation. Condolences may be sent to the Bradford Family at www.malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Ottis Spillman Ottis Spillman, 80, of Grayson died Friday (Feb. 8, 2008) at his residence. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Freedom Tabernacle Church in Webbville. Burial will be in Adams Family Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the church. Malone Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Shirley Chapman (1945-2008) Shirley Ann Valandingham Chapman, 62, of North Vernon, Ind., formerly of Olive Hill, died Wednesday in the Life Care Center in Morehead. She was born Nov. 11, 1945, in Carter County. Her husband, Douglas Chapman, survives. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill. Burial will be in Valandingham Cemetery at Grahn. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today and until time of services Saturday at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Billie Hurley (1928-2008) Billie Bishop Hurley, 79, of Olive Hill, died Wednesday in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. She was born July 4, 1928. Her husband, Jack Hurley, preceded her in death. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill. Burial will be in Garvin Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Dr. Robert Webb Aug 15, 1922 - Feb 5, 2008 Dr. Robert C. Webb, 85, of Grayson, passed away on the 5th day of February. “Doc” was the son of James G. Webb and Lorene Gilbert Webb Boggs. He was married to Linda Mobley Webb for 48 years and the proud father of state Rep. Robin L. Webb, a local attorney, and Robert Webb (Melissa Noonan Webb), a Louisville attorney. His greatest love was his grandchildren, Lindsay and Troy Combs of Grayson and Robert Coleman and John Clayton Webb of Louisville. A brother, Carl (Linda) Webb, survives, along with nieces and nephews. “Doc” practiced optometry for 50 years, primarily on Main Street in Grayson. An avid outdoorsman, he served as commissioner of the 8th District for the Department of Fish and Wildlife, serving under nine governors. He served several terms as chairman of the Commission and Jr. Conservation Education Camp Webb on Grayson Lake, which was named in his honor. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Army and Air Corps as a pilot. As a young man, he founded many Jaycee chapters in east Kentucky as well as being active in the Young Republicans. He was committed to the downtown he loved as he assisted in placing the first street signs in Grayson, and later in life built his office back in the same location after a devastating fire. He enjoyed hosting the Saturday morning program of 25 years “Game Club of the Air,” a Kentucky broadcasting milestone for a continuous program. He served as president of the Kentucky Walking Horse Association for several terms and continued to announce horse shows throughout the state with a distinctive voice and humor that was an audience favorite. He enjoyed his cattle as well as hunting and fishing, especially time in the field with his bird dogs, children and friends. He loved his family, the region, his community and most importantly the people who made his life so rich. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Grayson by Joe Mobley, minister. Burial will be in East Carter County Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. Robert C. Webb Scholarship Fund, Jr. Conservation Campers Fish and Wildlife Department, 1 Sportsman Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601. Malone Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made to the Webb family at www.malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano


Betty Jean Kemper Martin (1933-2008) Betty Jean Kemper Martin, 74, of Grayson, Ky., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at home after an extended illness. Betty was born on March 23, 1933, in Grayson, a daughter of the late Willie and Ida Kemper of Grayson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Linda Kemper and Anna Lou Hylton; and two brothers, Thomas Kemper and William Kemper. Betty was a member of the Carter County Homemakers, served on the Carter County Democrat Executive Board for many years and was famous for her cream candy and fried apple pies. Most of all, she was known for her joking personality. She attended Everman’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church. She was musically talented and enjoyed playing hymns on her organ. Surviving are her husband of 56 years, James “Jim Tom” Martin; three sons, James Franklin (Carla) Martin, Gregory Thomas Martin and Richard (special friend Sherrie Layne) Martin, all of Grayson; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many other family members and friends. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Linda Puryear of Community Hospice in Ashland. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by J.D. Riggs. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Kemper Family Cemetery in Grayson. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101. Condolences may be sent to www.sparksfh.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Opal Reeves (1919-2008) Opal Sparks Reeves, 88, surrounded by her loving family, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at her home in Ashland. Mrs. Reeves was born Oct. 20, 1919, in Carter County, Ky., the daughter of the late Bert and Myrtle Hall Sparks. Her husband, Everett “Bo” Reeves, preceded her in death in 1984. Opal’s love of family was shown by the tender care and devotion given to them. She was a member of Skyline Baptist Church. Bo and Opal’s home was blessed with seven children, Paul Reeves of Ashland, James Reeves and his wife, Jennifer, of Ironton, Rickey Reeves and Glenna Shumway of Ashland, Michael Reeves and his wife, Donna Gail, of Ashland, Everett Reeves Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, of Ironton, Shirley Stewart and her husband, Douglas, and Betty Boggs, all of Ashland; a sister, Elaine Houck of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were three brothers, Arnold Sparks, Virgil Sparks and Lonnie Sparks; and a sister, Ruby Sparks. A funeral service in memory of Opal Reeves will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at Neal Funeral Home on Center Street in Catlettsburg. Words of comfort and inspiration will be offered by the Rev. Bruce Pickard. Final rest will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland. Those wishing to call on the Reeves family may do so from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Fred Adrian Bradford - 1926-2008 Fred Adrian Bradford went to be with his Lord on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, in Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Aug. 30, 1926, in Hitchins, Ky., a son of the late Earl and Lee Eunice Crum Bradford. He was retired from General Refractories in Hitchins in 1978 and then worked as a general contractor and carpenter until his passing. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Earl Wade Bradford, Donald Ray Bradford, James “Buddy” Bradford and Dewey Edward Bradford; a sister, Martha Winters; and his first wife, Eileen Hall Bradford. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Joyce Ann Adkins Knipp Bradford; children Sharon Bradford of Indiana, Carla (Ron) Clester of Flatwoods, Sheila (Bob) Carr of Flatwoods and Lisa (Roger) Collier of Greenup; a brother, Russell “Jack” Bradford of Gulfport, Miss.; two sisters, Jolene (Harrison) Kitchen of Columbus, Ohio, and Alice Dingee of Hitchins; six grandchildren, Adam Boughner of Bethany Beach, Del., Chris Hutchinson of Pennsylvania, Michael Carr of Flatwoods, Karrie Bradford of Flatwoods, Kayla Bradford of Barboursville, W.Va., and Krista Bradford of Flatwoods; four stepchildren, Clyde (Andi) Knipp Jr. of Richwood, Ohio, Kimberly (Wendell) Fields of Clyde, Ohio, Karen (Bernard) Apthorp of Marion, Ohio, and Christopher (Billie Dawn) Knipp of Olive Hill, Ky.; four great-grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services and burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bowling Cemetery by Ron Lindeman. There will be no visitation. Malone Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the Bradford family at www.malonefuneralhome.com. # Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Carrie E. (Colegrove) Copley Funeral Mass for Carrie E. (Colegrove) Copley, 91, of Wickliffe, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church, 37940 Euclid Ave., Willoughby. Mrs. Copley died Nov. 26, 2006, at Hospice House of the Western Reserve in Cleveland. Born Feb. 28, 1915, in Grayson, Ky., she was a Lake County resident for 15 years, living in Wickliffe. She previously lived in Cleveland. She loved her family. Survivors are her husband, William D. Copley; children, James William Copley of Willoughby Hills, Virginia M. (John) Baker of Grafton, Larry R. (Cathy) Copley of Madison, Joyce A. White and Jack P. Copley, both of Cleveland, Patsy (Ken) Jevec of Wickliffe and Sandra S. (Larry) Rako of Garfield Heights; daughter-in-law, Nancy Copley of Mayfield; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Evert Colegrove of North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her son, Jerry D. Copley; and brothers, Ellis Colegrove and Evan Colegrove. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 38001 Euclid Ave., Willoughby. Fr. Louis Pizmoht will officiate at services. Burial will be at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Township. Submitted by: Glen Haney
Ruby (Williams) Szymczak Funeral services for Ruby Szymczak, 84, of Mentor, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Brunner Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor. Mrs. Szymczak died Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at Hospice House in Cleveland. Born Dec. 6, 1923, in Olive Hill, Ky., she had lived in Cleveland before moving to Mentor 51 years ago. She enjoyed watching TV, word search puzzles, crocheting hats, baking, making tac quilts and especially spending time with her family. Mrs. Szymczak was an inspector at Rayon Companies in Painesville and the former Bethan Dale in Mentor (now Worthington Precision Metals) for many years prior to her retirement. Survivors are her sons, Chet (Becki) Szymczak of Florida, Gary Szymczak of Mentor, Frank (Freda) Szymczak of Albuquerque, N.M., and Dan (Deborah) Szymczak of Mentor; daughter, Darlene Jerse of Mentor; grandchildren, Rachel, Zackary, Sheilla, Gary Jr., Shane, Michael, Amanda, Stephanie, Michelle, Danny Jr., Wendy, Rebecca, Melissa and Jennifer; great-grandchildren, Vanessa, Alex, Jordan, Chris and Kylie; sister, Thelma Smith of Anchorage, Ky.; and brother, Tommy (Garnett) Williams of Grayson, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester J.; parents, Joe and Virgie Williams; and many brothers and sisters. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mentor Cemetery. The family suggests contributions be made to Victory Baptist Church, 8911 Lake Shore Blvd., Mentor, OH 44060. Submitted by: Glen Haney
Funeral services for John Campbell, 72, of Concord Township, will be held 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home, 667 Mentor Ave., in Painesville. Mr. Campbell died Oct. 10, 2003, at his residence.Born March 5, 1931, in Grayson, Ky., he lived in Concord Township for the past 50 years.Mr. Campbell worked as a construction foreman for Union Local 860. Survivors are his wife, Phyllis (Hughes) Campbell, whom he married March 18, 1950; sons, John (Betty) Campbell Jr. of Roaming Rock Shores, Larry (Colleen) Campbell of Mentor, and Craig (Kathy) Campbell of Willoughby; daughter, Doris (Brian) Sullivan of Concord Township; sister, Egie Caulwell of Webbville, Ky.; and grandchildren, Matthew, Jason, Tim, Jennifer, and Brian Jr.His parents, Dave and Art (Steel) Campbell, are deceased. Submitted by: Glen Haney
Opal (Litteral) Stevens Services for Opal A. Stevens, 90, of Freedom Township, a homemaker, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home, in Garrettsville..Mrs. Stevens died Feb. 3, 2002, at Altercare of Ravenna. She was born April 15, 1911, in Olive Hill, Ky., Carter Country. Survivors are her sons, Leonard Stevens of Windham, Glenn Stevens of West Virginia and Bobby Stevens of Garrettsville; daughters, Betty Petersen of Chardon and Bonnie Potteiger of Ravenna; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, Ephrom W. Stephens, died Dec. 5, 1976. Her parents, Ephrom and Dolly (Davis) Litteral; daughter, Geneva Clere; sons, Paul and Billy Stevens; brother, Jim; and sisters, Lizzie Reynolds, Mary Jane, Suzie and Ida, are also deceased. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Fred Bell of United Methodist Church will officiate at services. Burial will be in Drakesburg Cemetery in Freedom Submitted by: Glen Haney

Adam Michael Rice, 22, of Grayson, KY passed away Sunday, January 27th, 2008. He was born March 19th, 1985 in Ashland , KY , a son of Jim R. Rice of Hitchins, KY and Pamela Haney Smith of Grayson and his step-father, Jerry Smith of Grayson. He was employed in Agriculture and was a 2003 graduate of East Carter High School . In addition to his parents, he is survived by: 1 brother, Chris Rice of Grayson; 1 sister, Jeana Mendoza of Nashville, NC ; 1 niece, Marina Mendoza and 1 nephew, Tommy Mendoza. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 31st, 2008 at 1:00pm at Malone Funeral Home with Bill Gullett, officiating. Burial will be in the Rice Family Cemetery at Davys Run in Hitchins. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, January 30th from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be his brother, Chris, Scott Miller, Josh Marshall, Eric Smith, Chad Miller and Blake Rice. Condolences can be made to the family at www.malonefuneralhome.com Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Brian Keith Manier, 40 of Grayson went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 in University Hospital in Louisville KY. He was born October 13, 1966 in Wayne Co. MI, a son of the late Leo Manier Sr. and Geraldine Monroe Manier. He was self-employed in heavy equipment operation. He was preceded in death also by a brother Leo Manier Jr. His survivors include two sisters Janet Peters of MI and Jewell Fink of Grayson; five brothers Jerry Manier, Daniel Manier, Michael Manier and David Manier of MI and James Manier of Grayson. Family will receive friends Saturday, February 2 2008 from 10:00 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Jones Family Cemetery in Morehead KY. Malone Funeral Home in Grayson KY is in charge of arrangements Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Geraldine Marie Manier 1926 - 2004 Geraldine Manier, age 77, of Baldwin, MI, formerly of Grayson, KY, passed away on Sunday, August 15th, 2004 in Michigan. She was born August 17 1926 at Ada Minnesota a daughter of the late Gerold Munroe and Alice Olsen Manier. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Beginnings Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her husband Leo Manier in 2000, and a son Leo Manier. Her survivors include: 6 sons: Jerry Austin Manier Bitley, MI Daniel Manier Olive Hill, KY Michael Manier Lincoln Park, MI Jimmy Manier Lexington, KY David Manier Baldwin, KY Brian Manier Baldwin KY 2 sisters: Janet Peters Ypsilanti, MI Jewell Fink Grayson KY 3 Brothers Milton Munroe George Munroe Dale Munroe All of Gladwin, MI 25 Grandchildren, Several Great Grandchildren and a host of family and friends who mourn her passing. Funeral services will be held Saturday 11:00 a.m. at the New Beginnings Assembly of God in Grayson by the minister Kyle Burchett and Roger Nolty. Burial will be in the Jones Cemetery in Morehead. Friends may call from 6-9 Thursday and all day Friday and until service time Saturday at the Church. For more information you may contact Kyle Burchett at 606-474-0313 at the church or 606-474-0311 at home. Condolences may be sent to www.timeformemory.com/malone. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Danny Dale Scaggs 1946 - 2008 Danny Dale Scaggs, age 61, of White Road, Soldier, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at the St. Claire Regional Medical Center. Born August 25, 1946, at Sharkey, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Charlie and Lillian Brown Scaggs. On October 5, 1993, he was united in marriage to Phyllis Ann Conn Scaggs, who survives. In addition to his wife of 14 years other survivors include a daughter, Chrissy Scaggs of Bath County, Kentucky three step-sons, Tim Highley of Bath County, Kentucky, Jason Brewster of Morehead, Kentucky and Dustin Brewster of Olive Hill, Kentucky; three step daughters, Edessa Brewster of Olive Hill, Kentucky, Shelia Boyles of Grayson, Kentucky, and Paula Carter of Bath County, Kentucky. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Devon Hunt and Lillian Hunt; seven step-grandchildren; a brother, Bill Scaggs of Salt Lick, Kentucky; two sisters, Rita Jordan of Louisville, Kentucky, and Barbara Lucci of Ashland, Kentucky. Danny was a retired Union Carpenter and attended the Dry Branch Church of God. He enjoyed hunting and horseback riding. Funeral services will be conducted1 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2008, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Gayle Price and Rev. Willard Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Conn Cemetery in Enterprise, Kentucky. Pallbearers will be Eddie Dehart, Allen Stevens, Paul Conn, Jason Brewster, Dustin Brewster, and Tim Highley. Visitation will be after 5p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2008, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals. View or sign guestbook at www.northcuttandson.com Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Jerome D. “J.D.” Blankenship - 1920-2008 J.D. Blankenship, 87, of Grayson, Ky., passed away Monday evening in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. He was born in Hitchins, Ky., on Dec. 13, 1920, a son of the late Jerome and Mabel Fields Blankenship. He was a World War II Army veteran who served with companies in Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was a staff sergeant with Medical NCO 673. He received four bronze service stars, a Good Conduct Medal and a World War II Victory Medal. He owned and operated Quality Appliance in Grayson and served on the Grayson City Council during the late 1960s. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Evans Blankenship; a brother, Ted Blankenship; and a sister, Garnet Smith. He is survived by a son, Johnny (Rita Kay Scott) Blankenship of Hoffman Estates, Ill.; a sister, Alta “Toots” Ruggles of Columbus, Ohio; and a granddaughter, Sarah (Kyle) Cox of Grand River, Ohio. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by Francis Nash, minister. Friends may call after 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in East Carter County Memory Gardens. Military last rites will be provided by the East Carter Jr. ROTC. The guest register is at www.sparksfh.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Adam Michael Rice - 1985-2008 Adam Michael Rice, 22, of Grayson, Ky., passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008. He was born March 19, 1985, in Ashland, Ky., a son of Jim R. Rice of Hitchins, Ky., and Pamela Haney Smith of Grayson and his stepfather, Jerry Smith of Grayson. He was employed in agriculture and was a 2003 graduate of East Carter High School. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Chris Rice of Grayson; a sister, Jeana Mendoza of Nashville, N.C.; a niece, Marina Mendoza; and a nephew, Tommy Mendoza. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by Bill Gullett. Burial will be in Rice Family Cemetery on Davys Run in Hitchins. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be his brother, Chris, Scott Miller, Josh Marshall, Eric Smith, Chad Miller and Blake Rice. Condolences may be made to the family at www.malonefunrealhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Adrain Baker - 1936-2008 Adrain Noel Baker, 71, of Mansfield, Ohio, formerly of Olive Hill, died Thursday in County Meadows Nursing Home in Mansfield. He was born May 21, 1936, in Carter County. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill. Burial will be in Webb Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Sunday and until time of service Monday at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Priscilla Gifford Green - 1913-2008 On Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, the Lord called his angel, Priscilla, 94, home at Woodland Oaks Nursing Facility in Ashland. She was born May 3, 1913, in Carter County, Ky., and was a daughter of the late William E. and Missouri Stapleton Gates. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell James Gifford; a son, James T. Gifford; a daughter, Anita Jaskiewicz; sons-in-law, Opia C. Clark and Frank W. Vincent; and three grandchildren. Priscilla was the oldest member of 29th Street Church of God in Ashland. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward L. (Cathy L.) Gifford of Bay City, Mich., and John A. (Mary) Gifford of Ashland; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Norma J. Clark and Janet Y. Vincent, both of Bay City, Carolyn S. (Luke) Cunningham of Hale, Mich., and Ruth Ann (Max) Wilson of Burlington, Ky.; a daughter-in-law, Prue Gifford; son-in-law, Norbert Jaskiewicz; 25 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2008 at Lazear Funeral Home Chapel in Ashland by minister Mabel Johnson. Burial will be in Savage Memorial Cemetery in Hitchins, Ky. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008 at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

Elmer Condrick Sammons, 70, of Fields Branch, Grayson, KY went to be with his Lord on Friday January 18, 2008 in the Hospice Care Center in Ashland, KY . He was born September 11, 1937 in Hitchins, KY a son of the late Dewey and Florence Hay Sammons. He was retired from KY Electric Steel, a US Naval Veteran and attended the Reedville Christian Baptist Church . He was preceded in death by brothers; twin Delmer Sammons, Clyde Ross , Virgil Ross, Russell Ross, Bradley Sammons and Denzil Ross; three sisters Edna Mary Bailey, Kathleen Boggs and Margie Bellew. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Bonnie Harper Sammons; one daughter Deanna (Lenny) Bane of Whiting IN; three sons Tony Wayne (Michele) Sammons of Grayson, Randal (Cindy) Clark Lawrenceburg KY and Jack (Denise) Clark of Wonder Lake IL; one brother Walter “Watt” Sammons Sr. of Grayson; three sisters Betty Jane Podolak of InvernessFL, Madgie Mills of Grayson and Freda Bellamy of Bridgevill PA. 10 Grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren Colin, Austin and Emma Skalka. Funeral services will be conducted at11:00 a.m. Monday, January 21, 2008 at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by ministers Bryan Whitt, Michael Harper and Tony Sammons. Burial will be in the East Carter Co. Memory Gardens . Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, January 20th and after 9 a.m. Monday. Grandsons Jason Nykowski, Justin Clark, Kevin Clark, Austin Clark, Robby Patrick, Josh Sammons and Daniel Clark will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters, Becky Skalka, Cassie Clark, and Katie Grace Sammons. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Audrey Lucille Young, 60, of Grayson, KY went to be with her Lord on Wednesday morning, January 23rd, 2008 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. She was born January 17th, 1948 in Carter County, KY, a daughter of the late John and Iva Stephens Holbrook. She was employed at Pathways and was a member of Jesus Church in Grayson. Her survivors include: her husband, Bobby Young of Grayson; 1 daughter, Melissa Lyons of Grayson; 1 son, Timothy Lee Young of Grayson; 4 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Aline Elliott and Susie McDavid both of Grayson and 1 brother, Glenn H. Holbrook of Marion, OH . Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 25th, 2008 at 2:00pm at Malone Funeral Home with Bro. Dan Long, minister. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens . Visitation will be held Thursday evening, January 24th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.malonefuneralhome.com Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Ora Bentley, 84, of Grayson , KY passed away Saturday, January 19th, 2008 at Carter Nursing & Rehab Center . She was born November 28th, 1923 in Grayson, a daughter of the late Mort and Minnie McDavid. She was an electrical inspector and was of the Baptist Faith. Preceding her in death was her husband, Jesse Bentley. Her survivors include: 3 daughters, Helen Kitchen of Missouri ,Bonnie Maslana, OH and Ellen Bryant of Grayson, KY ; 2 brothers, Jesse McDavid and Joe McDavid both of Grayson; 1 sister, Nancy Marshall of Grayson; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008 at 11:00am at Malone Funeral Home with Eury barker, J.D. Riggs and Clayton Marshall, officiating. Burial was in the HiltonCemetery . Visitation was held Monday, January 21st, from 6:00 to 9:00pm at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Mildred Marie Fankell 1921 - 2008 Mildred Fankell, 86, of Grayson, went to be with the Lord Monday, January 21st, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland. Mildred was born November 28th, 1921, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Henry Thomas and Cynthia Redmond Fankell. Mildred was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Grayson. She was preceded in death by: her parents; four sisters, Mabel Fankell Johnson, Elizabeth Fankell Sloan, Ethel Fankell Elliott and Mary Fankell Riffe; three brothers, J. P., Lewis and Lloyd Fankell. She is survived by: one sister, Imogene Fankell Everman, of Sabina, Ohio, and, a host of nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 24th, at 2:00 pm, at Sparks Funeral Home, in Grayson, with Lewis Davis, minister. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:30 am until 2:00 pm. Burial will be in Cribbs Hill Cemetery, Grayson, Kentucky. Condolences may be sent to www.sparksfh.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Jacqueline Gay DeHart Roe - 1939-2008 Jacqueline Gay DeHart Roe, 68, of South Point, Ohio, formerly of Olive Hill, Ky., died Jan. 20, 2008, in King’s Daughters Medical Center. She was born May 9, 1939, in Olive Hill, a daughter of the late Roy L. DeHart and Dessie Elizabeth Bond DeHart. She was a former employee of Mid Valley Supply and attended First Baptist Church of South Point and Friendship Baptist Church in Grand Bay, Ala. Surviving are a son, Jack Allen Roe and fianceé Lisa Pappas of Proctorville, Ohio; two daughters, Sonia Fry and Alan Poptic of South Point and Vicki Burnett and husband Tim of Grand Bay; brothers Roger DeHart of Ashland, Ky., and Phillip DeHart and wife Katie of Jackson, Ohio; sisters Barbara Gilliam and Joan Blevins, both of Olive Hill; grandchildren Deanna Fry, Casey Lavender, Timmy Burnett, Brandon Fry, Aaron Burnett and Amber Pappas; and great-grandchildren Alexus Fry and Kameron Lavender. She is also survived by many special friends and neighbors. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at Garvin Ridge Wesleyan Church by the Rev. J.C. Bond. Burial will be in Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at Steen Funeral Home-Marshall Steen Chapel in Ashland. The family will also receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the church. Friends may make contributions to the Arthur James Cancer Research Center, 300 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210. Condolences may be made sent to www.steenfuneralhomes.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Timothy “Buff” Van Jones 1964-2008 Tim Jones, 43 of Grayson passed away early Saturday morning. He was born in Ashland, November 3.1964 a son of Guy Campbell and the late Betty Frances Jones Campbell. He was member of the Rockdale Full Gospel Assembly In addition to his Father he is survived by one son, Tanner Wells of Grayson, four sisters; Teresa Carter of Denton, Anita Lucas of Grayson, Anita Hale of Grayson and Alicia Middleton of Olive Hill, three brothers; Donald Guy Campbell , William David Jones and Jeff Lucas all of Grayson, several nieces and nephews and many friends. In addition to his Mother he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Vanzel and Kathyrn Jones, his paternal grandparents, Leonard and Elsie Campbell. The funeral will be Tuesday, January 22 at 2:00pm at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson, Tony Daniels,minister. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Friends may call after 6:00pm Monday, January 21 at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.sparksfh.com Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Doris Blevins (1935-2008) Doris Sybil Blevins, 72, of McConnelsville, Ohio, formerly of Zanesville, passed away at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at Genesis Health and Rehab Center in McConnelsville. Doris was born in Carter County on March 8, 1935, to the late George and Edra Womack King. She was a Methodist by faith. She was the wife of the late James Madison Blevins. She was a caring person who was devoted to others’ care. She was the former manager of Christ Table and was a dietitian at Willow Haven and Winter House. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Allen King. Survivors include one son, James Michael Blevins; three daughters, Georgetta Walker, Lois Boetcher and Rachael Johnson, all of Zanesville; two sisters, Janet Lois Blizzard of Springfield and Barbara Ann Blankenship of Olive Hill; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Elmer Condrick Sammons, 70, of Fields Branch, Grayson went to be with his Lord on Friday January 18, 2007 in the Hospice Care Center in Ashland . He was born September 11, 1937 in Hitchins a son of the late Dewey and Florence Hay Sammons. He was retired from KY Electric Steel, a US Naval Veteran and attended the Reedville Christian Baptist Church . He was preceded in death by brothers; twin Delmer Sammons, Clyde Ross , Virgil Ross, Russell Ross, Bradley Sammons and Denzil Ross; three sisters Edna Mary Bailey, Kathleen Boggs and Margie Bellew. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Bonnie Harper Sammons; one daughter Deanna (Lenny) Bane of Whiting IN; three sons Tony Wayne (Michele) Sammons of Grayson, Randal (Cindy) Clark Lawrenceburg KY and Jack (Denise) Clark of Wonder Lake IL; one brother Walter “Watt” Sammons Sr. of Grayson; three sisters Betty Jane Podolak of InvernessFL, Madgie Mills of Grayson and Freda Bellamy of Bridgevill PA. 10 Grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren Colin, Austin and Emma Skalka. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Malone Funeral Home by ministers Bryan Whitt, Michael Harper and Tony Sammons. Burial will be in the East Carter Co. Memory Gardens . Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday. Grandsons Jason Nykowski, Justin Clark, Kevin Clark, Austin Clark, Robby Patrick, Josh Sammons and Daniel Clark will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Becky Skalka, Cassie Clark, and Katie Grace Sammons. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Phyllis Kyle Phyllis Ann Flannery Kyle, 32, of Olive Hill, died Friday in Menifee County as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill. Burial will be at a later date. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Sunday and until service hour Monday at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Ethel Bowling (1917-2008) Ethel McClave Bowling, 91, of Berea, formerly of Olive Hill, died Wednesday in Berea Health Care Center. She was born Jan. 11, 1917, in Carter County. Her husband, Professor Lawrence Bowling, survives. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill. Burial will be in Bowling Family Cemetery on Garvin Ridge Road in Olive Hill. Friends may call after noon today at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Pauline Janet Carroll Lewis (1935-2008) Mrs. Pauline Janet Carroll Lewis, 72, was carried away by angels to the arms of her Heavenly Father on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Lewis was born March 24, 1935, in Carter County, Ky., and was a daughter of the late Frank and Julie Carroll Carroll. Pauline was a former employee of the James Drive-in Restaurant in Olive Hill, where she was manager for more than 38 years. She was a member of the New Life Victory Church in Olive Hill. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. Her children and grandchildren were her life. Pauline enjoyed cooking, embroidery, knitting and gardening. She also enjoyed spending time with her friend and prayer partner, Deanna Dunaway. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 14 years, Billie Ray Lewis; two brothers, Ernest Carroll and J.C. Carroll; and two nephews, Mitchell D. Carroll and Jimmy Walker. She is survived by two sons, Steven Lewis and Ronald Willis Lewis and his wife, Helen Sue, all of Olive Hill, Ky.; two daughters, Jeanie Shepherd and her husband, Fermon Sr., of Olive Hill and Willetta Lewis Wilburn of Grayson, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister and “best friend,” Carrie Walker Mobley of Olive Hill; a brother, Kenneth Carroll of Mansfield, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill by Brother Bob Stapleton. Burial will be in Carroll Cemetery on Rattlesnake Ridge in Olive Hill. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today and until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home. Matthew Lewis, Rocky Kiser, Walter Nowocin, Fermon Shepherd Sr., Fermon Shepherd Jr., Bo Rayburn and Jeremy Wilburn will serve as pallbearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
ASHLAND DAILY INDEPENDENT (Ashland, Kentucky) February 3, 2004 Hardin Calhoun Jackson, age 96, of Ashland, Ky., died Sunday evening, Nov. 7, 2004, at his residence. Mr. Jackson was born Dec. 8, 1907, In Carter County, Ky., a son of the Late John and Inez Gosney Jackson. He was also preceded in death by three wives, Elizabeth Bradford Jackson, Blanche Rice Jackson and Anna Louise Smith Jackson; a son, Hugh Jackson; two brothers, Bruce Jackson and Clifford Jackson; two sisters, Clara Click and Lorraine Floyd; and a grandson, James B. Phillips. He retired as plant operator from the Ashland Oil Refinery. He was a member of Pollard Baptist Church, where he a deacon and former superintendent of the Pollard Baptist Church Sunday School. Other places of faithful Christian service through the years include the First Baptist Church of Grayson and Willard Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Lois, and her husband, Herman Phillips, of Ashland and Evelyn Harris, of Olive Hill, Ky.; three stepsons and a stepdaughter; a brother, Elwood Jackson of Grayson, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and a countless number of loving family members and friends. The funeral will be at 11 a. m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, at Pollard Baptist Church by the Rev. Tom Swartzwelder. He will lie in state from 10 a. m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in East Carter Memorial Gardens. Friends may also call from 6 to 9 tonight at Steen Funeral Home-Marshall Steen Chapel in Ashland. NOTE BY DKT: In the 1910 census of Carter County his family is living on Falls Branch in the Grayson area. His father John has a Tobacco farm. His father John is shown as 27 and born in Kentucky; his mother as 22 and also born in Kentucky. The 1900 census of Carter County indicates that his grandfather is Mack Jackson, born in Dec. 1856 and his grandmother is Carrie Jackson, born in January 1861. Hardin Calhoun Jackson’s grandfather died on December 15, 1917 in Carter County. No parents are shown on the Death Certificate but his date of birth is given as December 15 1856 in Carter County and his first name as Mackie. Mac and Carrie Jackson’s daughter Elizabeth Jackson Colegrove died in 1918 in Carter County and her death certificate gives her father’s name as Mac and her mother’s maiden name is shown as Carrie Campbell. Caroline (Carrie) Campbell, wife of Mac Jackson died on April 17, 1920 in Carter County. Her death certificate states that she was the daughter of George Campbell and Rebecca Caldiron. Her date of birth is given as January 9, 1861. Her death certificate futher states that she is buried at Lindsey which is presumably Lindsey Chapel near Pactoulus. Submitted by: David Tucker
Billy J. Petitt MANSFIELD -- Billy J. Petitt, 73, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, at MedCentral/ Mansfield Hospital. Born Sept. 17, 1934, in Soldier, Ky., he was the son of John Cecil and Anna Reeder Petitt. He retired from the Ohio Brass Company. Mr. Petitt enjoyed working with leather, drawing and electronics. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Dianna and Thomas Vance of Mansfield; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Vicki Petitt of Asheville, N.C.; numerous grandchildren; brother, John Paul Petitt; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Petitt in 2002; son, Bobby Petitt in 2006; parents; and brother, Clyde Petitt. Graveside services will be Monday, Jan. 14, at 10:30 a.m. in Mansfield Memorial Park with the Rev. Matthew Pond officiating. Friends may call at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors from 9-10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. Submitted by: John Cooper
THE PROGRESSIVE Olive Hill March 13, 1913 Died, Sunday morning at 11 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. Hall; Mrs. Debbie (Pope) Jesse in the 71st year of her age. She is the fourth of the Pope family to die in the last five years at the age of 70 and over. Deceased has one brother, James Pope, four sons and six daughters to mourn her loss. Her husband, Isaac Jessee preceded her to the grave about four years ago. Aunt Deb was a conscientious Christian lady and will be missed from the community. Dan and Ike Jessee of Ashland came in to be present at the funeral of their mother. NOTE BY DKT: The Marriage Records of Carter County do show a Deborah Jane Pope and Isaac Jessee were married on September 13, 1864. The 1850 census of Carter County shows 8 year old Deborah (1841/42) as the daughter of Lewis and Mary Pope. Lewis is shown as 43 years of age and born in Tenn., Mary is shown as 44 years of age and born in Va. I do not find a record of their burial on the Carter page. The Kentucky Vital Records Project does show a Photostat of her Death Certificate; it gives her father as Lewis Pope, born in Virginia and her mother as Mary Bumgardner also born in Virginia. Her date of birth is shown as March 12, 1842 and her date of death as March 9, 1913. Her last name on this document is shown as Jessee. Her place of birth is given as Carter County. Submitted by: David Tucker
THE PROGRESSIVE July 17, 1913 Jerry Richards, said to be the oldest Mason in the state of Kentucky, died at the home of his son-in-law, John Quincy Adams, at Soldier, Wednesday, July 9th, and was buried Thursday at the Eagle burying grounds, the Masonic ritual being used. Mr. Richards was 96 years 9 months and 24 days old and had been a resident of this section all his life, having been born within four miles of the place where he died. He was the oldest man in Carter County, a veteran of the War of the Rebellion, having fought under the Confederate flag, was always a “died in the wool” Democrat, and had been a Mason for the past sixty-five years. Until the last two years the deceased had always enjoyed perfect health, having been as active as a man of half his years. Of late, however, he has been gradually failing and seven weeks ago he took to the bed from which he never again arose. Four children survive him; Mrs. Susan R. Vincent of Grayson, Mrs. Nellie R. Dunlap of Seattle, Washington, John Wm. Richards of Soldier and Mrs. J. Q. Adams of Soldier, with whom he has been making his home for the past fifteen years. The venerable gentleman was widely known throughout this part of the state and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. NOTE BY DKT: The Eagle Hall Cemetery does show a J. P. Richards, husband of Amanda Elliott Richards. His dates are shown as September 15, 1816 to July 9, 1913. His wife Amanda’s dates as August 15, 1823 to September 22, 1872. Carter County Marriage Records show a J. P. Richards and a M. Elliott were married on February 6, 1842. In the 1850 census of Carter County his name is shown as Jeremiah P. Richards. Fortunately his death certificate is shown on the Kentucky Vital Records Project and it shows his father as John Richards born in Virginia and his mother as Rebecca Power born in Kentucky. It shows his middle name to be Power. If he was born in 1816 somewhere in the vicinity of Upper Tygart then his family was certainly one of the very early families in what is now Carter County. Submitted by: David Tucker
THE CARTER COUNTY HERALD March 25, 1920 Louisa (Harper) Tolliver, wife of J. R. Tolliver, was born in this county February 1, 1850 and passed to her reward March 16, 1920. She was regenerated and born of the Spirit of God in 1902, and was baptized by Brother W. C. Pierce, near Normal, Ky., and united with the Missionary Baptists Church at Catlettsburg, Ky. for eighteen years she has lived a devoted Christian life. This mother bore her suffering with patience, and only a few months before she departed, she told her baby boy Willie that she was going over to the Glory Land and asked him that he meet her there. On Thursday afternoon the friends and relatives of the family gathered at the home of the baby boy, Willie Tolliver, and there the funeral was preached by Pastor J. S. Thompson, of Glenwood, Ky. Test: “Why Seek Ye the Living Among the Dead!” NOTE BY DKT: The Carter County Marriage Records show that James R. Tolliver married Louisa Harper on June 29, 1871. I do not find a record of their burial on the Carter County page. Census records would seem to indicate that she is the daughter of David M. (some researchers show his middle initial as “W”)and Cynthia Harper. The census records indicate that Louisa was actually born about 1846/47 and not in 1850. Submitted by: David Tucker
THE CARTER COUNTY HERALD September 30, 1920 Rachel (Richardson) Mannin, wife of Thomas H. Mannin, departed this life and passed to the great beyond September 22, 1920 leaving a husband whose age is 94 years, and five children, two boys and three girls, M. N. Mannin and Mrs. Lizzie Sparkman of Jacobs, Ky.; Sarah A. Bair of Winchester, Idaho; S. T. Mannin and Mary L. Foster of Olive Hill, besides a host of near relatives to mourn the loss of a sainted mother. Mrs. Mannin’s age was 81 years, 8 months and 8 days. She had been a member of the Church of Christ for 65 years and had lived a devoted Christian life during all those years. She was a Miss Richardson before her marriage. She was born in Bath County, Ky. of Scotch-Irish descent, her father coming to Bath county from old Virginia. she was married to Thomas H. Mannin at the age of 15 years and to that union was born 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls. Two boys and one girl have gone before her to the great beyond. Note by DKT: I do not find a record of their burial on the Carter Page. The 1900 census records show her birth date as January, 1839 and his as March 1827. In the 1850 census of Bath County she is shown as 11 years of age and the daughter of 45 year old Nathaniel Richardson, born in Virginia and Nancy A. Richardson born in Kentucky. Submitted by: David Tucker
THE CARTER COUNTY HERALD October 6, 1921 Plummer Evans, soldier boy who was killed in action in France, and shipped back here, was buried at his old home on Upper Tygart Sunday afternoon with military honors, most all of the soldier boys from around here attending The services were conducted at the church near the old Brown (Bowen) cemetery, where the body was laid. Note by DKT: Plummer Evans is buried in the Bowen Chapel Cemetery. The listings for this cemetery on the Carter page show his dates as May 26, 1895 to October 11, 1918. He is shown as a “Pvt. Co D 111 M G”. He is also shown as the son of Nelson and Lyda Evans. Submitted by: David Tucker
THE CARTER COUNTY HERALD November 18, 1921 Mrs. Ella, the wife of Albert Stamper, (nee Ella Davis), died at her home last Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a. m., of the dreaded disease, consumption, after a lingering illness of several months. She leaves a husband besides her family of six children, the youngest who is probably 4 years of age, besides a host of friends and relatives to mourn the loss of the dear one. The funeral services, which were conducted at the Stallard graveyard was impressive and conducted y the Rev. Andre Kiser of Wesleyville, after which the remains were laid to rest in the above cemetery. NOTE BY DKT: In the 1910 census of Carter County she is shown as 29 years of age and born in Virginia. In the 1920 census of Carter County she is shown as born about 1880 but the birthplace is given as Kentucky. Although she is shown in the above article to be buried in Stallard Cemetery I was not able to find a listing for her and it is possible her grave is not marked. I was not able to identify her in the 1900 census records. Submitted by: David Tucker
THE CARTER COUNTY HERALD November 13, 1924 Mrs. Dora Johnson, age 36, died at her home in Hitchens, Tuesday morning after a lingering illness of tuberculosis. She leaves four small children. She was the widow of Steele Johnson of Upper Tygart, who died a few years ago and since that time she has lived at Hitchins. She sold her farm on Tygart to assist her in rearing her children. The funeral services were conducted by Reverend Bowling of Hitchins, after which the remains were laid to rest in the home cemetery, Bowen Chapel, beside that of her husband. NOTE BY DKT: The Old Cemetery Index on the Carter page shows her dates as 1888-1924. Her husband Steele’s dates are shown as 1882-1921. The Kentucky Birth Index showing the births of her children identify her maiden name as Conley. Based on the 1900 census it seems likely that she is the Dora E. Conley shown in the Elliott County census as born in March 1888 and the daughter of Elliott and Roseanna Conley, both born in Kentucky. Submitted by: David Tucker
THE CARTER COUNTY HERALD September 14, 1925 Aunt Jane (Carpenter) Gearhart, better known as Sis Gearhart, died at her home on Tar Kiln, September 16, 1925 aged 70 years. Born in Breathitt County, March 31, 1855, she was married to Lafayette Gearhart, April 4 1870, 55 years ago at the home of her father Andrew Carpenter, on Tar Kiln, the Rev. Andrew Johnson officiating. To this union were born ten children, four dead, six living. She is the last of a family of four children of Andrew Carpenter. NOTE BY DKT: The Marriage Records of Carter County show that William L. Gearhart married Jane Carpenter on April 4, 1870. The listings for the Gearhart Cemetery on Tick Ridge Road show Jane and confirm the dates shown in the above article. It also shows her husband Lafayette and gives his date of birth as August 26, 1846 and date of death as September 16, 1926. In the 1860 census of Breathitt County her father Andrew is shown as 29 years of age and born in Floyd County, Kentucky. Her mother is shown as Hetta or Netta, 28 years of age and also born in Floyd County. There are a number of other Carpenter families on the same page, all born in Floyd County. Based on family names and ages it would appear that her mother and siblings are shown in the 1870 census of Elliott County. Her mother’s name is shown as Henretta (Henrietta?). The Kentucky Birth Records show an unnamed female born in Breathitt County on March 31, 1855 to Andrew Carpenter and Hetty Gearhart. This makes it appear that Jane may have married a cousin. Submitted by: David Tucker
THE CARTER COUNTY HERALD September 23, 1926 Uncle Lafayette Gearheart, born August 26, 1846, dropped dead at his home a few miles south of this city last Thursday morning, September 16, 1926, of dropsy of the heart. Mr. Gearhart had been bothered with this disease for sometime and although he had been feeling well, the family had suspected him to go almost at anytime. He arose Thursday morning feeling apparently well and went to the kitchen to wash his face, took the pan of water out on the back porch and was bathing his face when some one of the family in the kitchen heard something fall and rushed out to see that he had fallen to the floor. They rushed for him, but it was to late he was dead when they reached him. Mr. Gearhart was known as one of the most highly respected citizens of this and Elliott counties and was held in the highest esteem by all those who knew him and he had a large host of friends. He leaves six children, five boys and one girl, his wife having departed this live just one year to a day before him, besides a host of relatives throughout this and Elliott counties. The funeral was conducted at the home Friday by Rev. John Bradley, after which the remains were laid to rest in the family cemetery at Tar Kiln by those of his loving wife. The family and relative have the sympathy of the entire community in this their loss of a loving father. NOTE BY DKT: See the obituary of his wife Jane for more information on William Lafayette Gearhart. Another researcher shows his father as Adam Gearhart and his mother as Sarah Martin. This would seem to be confirmed by the 1850 census of Floyd County, Kentucky which shows him in the household of Adam and Sarah, both born in Kentucky. It seems likely that Jane was his cousin and that they grew up together or in the same vicinities. Submitted by: David Tucker
THE CARTER COUNTY HERALD May 12, 1927 The sad news of the death of one of Carter County’s former citizens was received here last Thursday when a message was received announcing the death of Mr. Jerry Erwin of Garrison, who formerly was a citizen of this county, but had moved there a few years ago to make his home. He was born at Upper Tygart 63 years ago and was united in marriage to Miss Emma Johnson, to which union was born ten children, all of whom are living except William, who passed away several years ago. He was brought here Friday on train No. 23 and taken immediately to the home of his brother, Robert Erwin of Upper Tygart, where it lay until Saturday morning, when it was taken to the family cemetery and laid to rest. The funeral services were conducted at the Bowen Chapel by Rev. E. E. McConnell, of this city, pastor of the local First Christian Church, of which Mr. Erwin was a member, after which the body was laid to rest. NOTE BY DKT: There is a Wm. J. Ervin (Erwin?) buried in the Bowen Chapel Cemetery. His dates are 1864-1927. The Index to Kentucky Death Records show that a Jerry Ervin died in Lewis County on May 5, 1925 at the age of 63 (1864). The 1860 census of Carter, Grayson P.O. shows William as the son of Silas and Sarah Irvin, both born in Kentucky. In the 1880 census he is listed with his family and his name is shown as Jeremiah Ervin. Submitted by: David Tucker
CARTER COUNTY HERALD May 28, 1931 Stanton Conley, born February 19, 1869 in Morgan County, Kentucky, died May 21, 1931, at the age of 62 years, 3 months and 2 days. His death was caused from heart failure, after an illness of over 3 months, at his home at Enterprise, 6 miles west of this city, where he had lived for many years of his life. He joined the Christian Church 17 years ago and had since lived a devoted life for his Maker. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 708 of soldier; royal Arch Chapter No. 132, Greenup; Knight’s Templar No. 28 and El Hase Temple Shrine of Ashland and had been for years. He was known and loved by everyone far and near for his hospitality and kindness for all. He was married to Lottie Easton who departed this life on Oct 24, 1897, to which union was born one child who died in infancy. He was married to Miss Hattie Shephard of Grayson to which union was born two children, Mrs. Elizabeth Dowdy and Mr. Clayton Conly of Enterprise; one sister, Mrs. W. W. Pope of Covington, Ky., with a kind and loving wife, who stood ever by his side during his illness and especially did she share of his suffering as much as was possible. The funeral service was conducted at the Christian Church Sunday morning in this city, by Rev. Harlan Murphy, in charge of local undertaker, Clarence W. Henderson, and by the Masonic Lodge, of which he was a member, after which the remains was laid to rest in the cemetery in Pleasant Valley. NOTE BY DKT: The 1870 census of Paint, Morgan County, Kentucky shows 1 year old Stanton with his parents. His father is shown as 23 year old Isaac, born in Kentucky and his mother as 22 year old Hannah, also born in Kentucky. By 1880 the Isaac and Hannah Conley family are living in Carter County. One researcher shows his mother as Hannah A. Skaggs. The Old Cemetery Index shows Stanton and his second wife Hattie buried at Pleasant Valley. Submitted by: David Tucker
CARTER COUNTY HERALD October 8, 1931 Mrs. Emma (Ham) Thompson was born April 11, 1846 and departed this life on Sept. 28, 1931, at the ripe old age of 85 years five months and 17 days. She was wedded in youth to Jack Thompson and to this union was given 12 children, three of whom with their father have preceded the mother in death. She was a devout Methodist from childhood and was typical of Godly living. She was a loving, patient, kind mother and a true wife. Her beautiful life spread sunshine everywhere. There was kindness and a smile for everyone. An enemy to Aunt Em, was never known; she was of the types who never have any acquaintances except friends. Her life was constantly watched for about ten years and she was never seen angry. More souls like her, we pray! The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Jess Collins, from her home at Limestone, Ky., on September 30, and interment was made in the cemetery there. Besides two sons, who remained at home with her, there is a daughter and a son at Logan, W. Va., a daughter at St. Paul, Ky., one at Limestone and one at Gates, Ky. (Betty Hall) and a son of this city, as well as quite a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. NOTE BY DKT: In the 1900 census of Carter County her husbands full name is shown as John E. Thompson (some researchers show his middle name as Edmond), her name is shown as Emie. Her date of birth is shown as April 1847. Both she and her husband were born in Kentucky. In the 1910 census they are living at Upper Tygart and her name is shown as Emeline (other researchers show her full name as Surrilda Emmaline and that she was born in Fleming County to George Johnson Ham and Rutha Summers Riggs. The 1850 census of Fleming County does show a George and Ruth Ham with a 3 year old daughter Surrilda E. Submitted by: David Tucker
THE CARTER COUNTY HERALD November 12, 1931 George M. Masters of Upper Tygart, Kentucky, passed peacefully away to his reward at his home Friday November 6, 1931, at the age of 79 years, 2 months and 5 days. He was born in Ohio but moved to this county with his mother in early life, where he has lived since, with two other brothers, Isaiah and Thomas, 65 years ago. A citizen of this county he has been both in spirit and in words because his life was lived among us and we knew of which we speak. He was the father of twelve children, ten of whom are still living. He had 39 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren. some men live and die and are yet good men, but this man planned to do something always and not only did he plan but he did them. He was always helpful to the community in which he lived and left the proof of this work in his community by the improvements he made while living. It was he and his brother Thomas J. Masters, that started the move that caused the building of the Flat Fork Christian Church. They owned a saw mill and sawed the lumber, Edward Evans, A. J. Locher and Shelton Hamm furnished the timber. This timber being sawed and furnished, William Kidwell and others hauling the logs to the mill. M. J. Orcutt and others did the carpenter work, but back of all this movement for a better community and a better environment for the children coming up. He was going about doing good. He had been a member of the Church of Christ since early in life, and not in name only, but in work and sincerity as well. In a conversation with Mr. Ed. A. Evans (son of Edward Huston Evans, mentioned below), one who attended the funeral in a country village, where there was more people present than this and not more kind expressions made, as well as good things said about a man, which all goes to show just how he was appreciated and loved by his neighbors. The funeral was in charge of Mr. Kell, undertaker, with Rev. W. L. Huffman preaching, assisted by Rev. H. M. Reeder of Hillsboro, Ky., with burial in the family cemetery by the side of his good wife who had gone on before him. NOTE BY DKT: Extensive research by other members of this family show that George was the son of John Masters and Amadilla Gleason. Another researcher gives his date of birth as September 2, 1852. George was apparently born in Elk Township, Noble County, Ohio. Noble County was formed in 1851 from Monroe County, Ohio. His father John died about 1857 and his mother moved to Carter County in the 1860’s. George married Miriam L. Ham on Feb. 20, 1873 and Margaret Cassie Hinton on December 24, 1885. His third wife was Melinda McGlone. George’s first wife Miriam and his mother Amadilla are buried at Collingsworth Cemetery. His mother Amadilla’s stone shows the following dates, September 22, 1817 to July 10, 1992. George M. Masters is buried at Flat Fork Cemetery with his second wife and his dates are shown as 1853 to 1931. The following article appeared in THE CARTER COUNTY HERALD on September 11, 1930: "G. M. Masters, a well known citizen of the west end of Carter County has retired from work on account of bad health. His health has been bad for the past two years. Mr. Masters was the youngest child of John and Amadilla Masters. They lived in Noble County Ohio. His father died when he was a small boy. There were five children of this family, Samantha, Isaiah, Rachel, Thomas and George. In 1867, his mother sold her home in Ohio and came to Kentucky and bought the farm where Mr. Masters now lives on Flat Fork of Tygart in Carter County. On August 29, 1930, a dinner was given at the home of Mr. Masters, in honor of his 78th birthday anniversary. A large group of his friends and relatives were present. Surrounding the dinner table were five daughters, one son, three sons-in-law, nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one niece and her daughter, a total of twenty-seven at the table. Mr. Masters is the father of 12 children, of which eleven are living. He has thirty-seven grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren. All reported a fine time and plenty to eat. Mr. Masters is one of our best citizens and we sincerely hope he will live for many like occasions during the years to come." Submitted by: David Tucker
THE ROWAN COUNTY NEWS June 16, 1932 (Fitch News) Mrs. Lucinda (Enix) Hamilton of this place died Sunday June 5, after a week’s illness. She was ninety years old. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Cherrie Pendlum of Anderson, Indiana and Lutie White of Grassy. Five sons, Alvin and Walter of this place, Harry of Upper Tygart, Ed of near Flemingsburg and Tom of Logan, West Va., one sister, Mrs. Julia Stamper of Olive Hill, besides many other relatives and friends. She was laid to rest beside her husband William Hamilton who preceded her in death. NOTE BY DKT: The Marriage Records of Carter County show that Lucinda Enox (Enix) married William H. Hamilton on December 22, 1862. The Flat Fork Cemetery listings on the Carter page show Lucinda Hamilton July 14, 1841 to June 5, 1932. William H. Hamilton buried beside her is shown as January 27, 1842 to June 6, 1924. There are a large number of Hamilton’s buried at Flat Fork who might be related. A notation on The Old Cemetery Index states that she is the daughter of Amariah and Matilda Hamm Enix. The 1850 Census of Carter County would seem to confirm this statement. It shows 9 year old Lucinda in the family of Amariah (33 years old) and Matilda Enoch (31 years old), both born in Kentucky. They are living next to several “Ham” families. Her parents are both buried in the Enix Cemetery (Enix-Sloan Cemetery). Her father’s full name was Amariah Watson Enix. For more information on this family one should look at this cemetery on the Carter page since Bruce Logan has added additional information on this family. Submitted by: David Tucker
THE CARTER COUNTY HERALD November 22, 1934 Again has the grim reaper, Death, called among us and taken from us Uncle Gardner Johnson, age 81 years, who passed away at the home of his brother J. C. C. Johnson, in this city, Wednesday night, November 14, after an illness of some duration with the infirmities of old age. He had made his home with his brother for some time, and was well known in this and Elliott counties. He was born in Floyd County, but removed to this section of the State while a mere boy. Over forty years ago he affiliated with the Regular Baptist Church, of which he was a faithful member, doing what he could for his Master and living a devout Christian life. Before he died he told them how he wanted to be put away and who he wanted to make his casket, having already prepared the lumber. Funeral services were conducted at the residence by Rev. Andrew Kiser, after which the remains were taken to the Fairview cemetery near Limestone and laid to rest in the family cemetery. This leaves but one member of this family surviving, Judge J. C. C. Johnson, of this city. NOTE BY DKT: For more information on Gardner see the notes section of the obituary on his brother J. C. C. Johnson. Census records indicate that his name was actually Henry Gardner Johnson. Submitted by: David Tucker
THE CARTER COUNTY HERALD January 10, 1935 Mrs. Rosa Thompson, age 65 years, four months and 22 days, passed away at her home on Upper Tygart Sunday December 30, 1934, after an injury received on the Midland Trail on December 20, when an automobile collided with a wagon on which she was riding, and tore the flesh from her heel. Blood poison set up and the suffering was so great that she was attacked by lockjaw on Sunday before her death. She was injured near the home of Rufus Evans, and although all that loving hands could do was done, still death came in its way and took her home to meet her husband, who had gone on. She had been a member of the Christian Church for forty-two years, and lived her religion with neighbors and all with whom she came in contact, and when the end was near and she realized it, she told them she feared not the meeting of her Maker but proved for the time to come that she could be relieved of the suffering and gone on. She was a devoted mother and loved her children, leaving the message to them all to meet her in a better world. The funeral services were conducted at the home on Tuesday, January 1, by Rev. Mave Reeder, a neighbor, after which the body was taken to the Masters Cemetery and laid to rest by the side of her husband and other relatives and friends who had gone on before her. A large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends gathered to pay their last respects. She leaves to mourn her passing, besides a host of relatives and friends, the following children; Perry, John and Fred Thompson, all of Upper Tygart, Kentucky and Mrs. Virgil Solar of Muncie, Indiana. NOTE BY DKT: The Old Cemetery Index on the Carter page shows her as Rosy An Patton Thompson, 1869-1834 and confirms her burial place as Masters Cemetery. It also shows her husband to be Shelton Thompson, 1860-1931. It appears that she was born in Rowan County and is shown there with her parents in the 1870 census. Her father is listed as 22 year old John and her mother as 20 year old Marinda, both born in Kentucky. Her name is shown at that time as Rosanna. By 1880 she is living with her grandparents in Morehead. Her grandfather is 60 year old Charles Patton, born in Kentucky. Her grandmother is shown as 50 year old Nancy born in Tennessee. The Marriage records of Rowan County record that S. H. Thompson and Rosana Patton were married on December 28, 1883. It is possible her mother Miranda was also a “Patton”. The Pine Grove Cemetery in Rowan County shows a Miranda Patton, February 5, 1847 to December 12, 1873. She is shown as the daughter of J. Patton on the stone. The dates are about right to be her mother shown in the 1870 census although they are off a couple of years. Submitted by: David Tucker
THE CARTER COUNTY HERALD January 21, 1937 Anthony Wayne Evans, son of Anthony Wayne and Sarah Francis Evans was born October 16, 1853 in Lewis County Kentucky. He came to Carter County and was united in marriage to Miss Lucy Erwin, daughter of Silas and Sarah Erwin, on November 22, 1883. He passed from this life January 16, 1937 at the age of 83 years and three months. He leaves his devoted and faithful wife, one son, Herbert C., at home, one daughter, Sarah Francis Van Hoose of Clair, Mich.; two grandchildren, Mabel and Luther Herbert Van Hoose, one sister, Celia Scott, one brother, Morgan Evans, several nieces and nephew, and a host of other relatives and friends. Three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death The funeral services were conducted at the Bowen Chapel Monday morning in charge of local undertakers, Henderson Funeral Home, by Rev. Zachariah Tussey of Morehead, with burial in the family lot. NOTE BY DKT: The 1860 census records of Lewis County, Kentucky show his father as 46 year old Anthony Evans, born in Kentucky. His mother is shown as Fannie, 32 years of age and born in Virginia. The Bowen Cemetery shown on the Carter page shows Anthony W. Evans, October 16, 1853 to January 19, 1937. Note that the article shows his date of death as January 16. His wife Lucy E. Evans is shown as July 24, 1867 to December 8, 1954. There are a number of Evans’ buried in this cemetery that may be related. Submitted by: David Tucker
THE CARTER COUNTY HERALD March 11, 1937 Mrs. Willard (Brinegar) James, a well-known citizen of Morehead, Ky., but who had spent most of her life (71 years) in Carter County, Ky., passed away at the home of her daughter, Nettie Petitt, of Morehead, Ky. She departed this life at 2:00 a. m., Wednesday, March 3, 1937. She was known in Carter County as “Malinda Jane,” and in Rowan as Mrs. James. Besides one brother and six children (still living) she leaves many relatives and friends to mourn her loss. It can truly be said that all her neighbors had a word of praise for “Malinda Jane.” She was the wife of Willard (Bill) James who died at Pleasant Valley, Carter County, Ky., in 1903. she was the mother of 7 children; Willard James, Burnwell, W. Va., Ora, Ernest and Oscar, Elliottsville, Rowan County, Ky., Ernest James, deceased; Nettie Petitt, Morehead, Ky.; Pearl Messer, Haldeman, Ky.; Ida Pelphrey, Winchester, Ky.; the brother, J. W. Brinegar, Pittsfield, Ill. She leaves many grandchildren, 45 in number. All are frank to say there will be no one to take here place. She was a Christian of the old fashioned type who believed in getting an example worthy for all to follow, always keeping in mind the Golden Rule. Her greatest desire in this 71 year, 5 months and 24 days was to make other people happy. We all have that assurance that she has her name written in that Book of God as “One who loved her fellowman. Funeral services were held at the home of her daughter Nettie Petitt, of Morehead, at 11:00 a. m. Thursday, March 4, after which she was laid to rest in the family cemetery at Newsill, Elliott County, Ky. In charge of Henderson Funeral Home, by Rev. Kozee, pastor of the Baptist Church of Morehead. NOTE BY DKT: The 1880 census of Carter County, Kentucky shows 15 year old Malinda living with her parents, John M. and Louisa Brinegar. Her younger brother James William (J. W. in the article) is also listed. Her father John is 61 and born in Kentucky, her mother Louisa is 44 and born in Tennessee. The Marriage Records of Carter County show that John M. Brinegar married Louisa King on January 1, 1857. The 1900 census of Carter County states that she was born in September of 1865. A mistake was apparently made regarding the cemetery. New Sill Cemetery was located in Elliottsville, Rowan County. Submitted by: David Tucker
THE CARTER COUNTY HERALD June 17, 1937 Mr. J. C. C. Johnson, born January 1, 1852, died June 12, 1937. In December 1871, he was united in marriage to Miss Minda Cornett Brown of Rowan County. He is survived by his wife and three children, Howard Johnson and Mrs. Freelen Webb of Olive Hill and Mrs. Charles Cline of Ashland, also by twenty-five grandchildren and a host of friends. In middle life, Brother Johnson was graciously converted and united with the Primitive Baptist Church, of which he was a faithful and loyal member until his death. The funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church, Sunday morning in charge of the Henderson Funeral Home, Rev. H. G. Murrell pastor, officiating, after which burial took place in the city cemetery in charge of the Masonic Lodge, of which he had been a member for many years. NOTE BY DKT: In the 1930 census of Olive Hill he is listed as Carl J. Johnson and his occupation is lawyer. Living with him are his wife Minda and brother Gardner (see Gardner’s obit above). The 1920 census he is listed as John J. C. Johnson and is living with his wife in Olive Hill. In the 1910 census of Sinking, Elliott County he is shown as John J. C. Johnson, a lawyer. His wife is shown as Arminda. On the same census page are a number of other Johnson families. In the 1860 census of Kentucky he is living with his family in Breathitt County. He is listed as 8 year old John J. Johnson. The census taker in this county actually listed the Kentucky County of birth and he is shown as being born in Breathitt County. His father is 45 year old John Johnson born in Virginia. His mother is listed as 42 year old M. Johnson born in Floyd County, Kentucky. I did not find a record his burial in the cemetery records of Carter County Submitted by: David Tucker
THE CARTER COUNTY HERALD July 1, 1937 Mrs. "Nora E. Reeder Adams", daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Reeder of Upper Tygart died at the hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, Friday, June 25th of last week, where she had been taken from her home at Knightstown, Indiana, for special treatment. She was born at Upper Tygart May 6, 1899 and passed away June 25, 1937 at the age of 39 years, 1 month and 19 days. She with her husband, John Adams to whom she was married in December 23, 1916, left here for Knightstown about fifteen years ago. She leaves, besides her husband, father and mother, six children, one of who died 4 years ago, Clyde, Kermine, John, Jr., Pauline, Naoma, Monzello and Bessie Darlene, the latter passed away and gone on to meet her when she arrived; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Masters; one brother, deceased, besides a host of relatives and friends. She united with the Flat Fork Christian Church at the age of eleven years and never faltered during her life as a Christian worker and doer for the cause of Christ and his kingdom. Her life was one of loveliness and deeds of kindness. Reared by Christian parents, surrounded by influence, she always sought the side of life of good and tried to make it a better place for people to do right and a hard place to do wrong. The body arrived here on Sunday morning and was taken by the Henderson Funeral Home to the home of her parents on Upper Tygart and Sunday afternoon the funeral services was conducted at the church where she met God early in life by Rev. Snodgrass, pastor of the Christian Church of this city, with burial following in the Flat Fork Cemetery. NOTE BY DKT: The Flat Fork Cemetery shows that Nora was buried with her daughter Darlene. Nora’s parents James J. and Teresa E. Reeder are buried beside them. Submitted by: David Tucker
THE CARTER COUNTY HERALD August 19, 1937 Mrs. Phoebe A. Ingraham Haney, born June 17, 1854, passed away August 11, 1937 at the home of her son, James Haney of this city (Olive Hill, Ky.), where she was making her home, after a short illness of infirmities of old age, at the age of 83 years, one month and 24 days. Her passing brings to a close a life marked with kindness and deeds for others, and a great mother, wife, one of the old style that should be an example for others to follow in her footsteps. She was first married to John Thornsberry, to which union born three children. Mrs. Millie McRoberts of Cincinnati, Ohio, W. H. Thornsberry of Cranston, Ky., and Mrs. Lucille Phile of Ravenna, Ohio. She was later united in marriage to Pascal Haney in 1880, to which union was born eight children, five of whom survive her, James and Herb Haney of this city, Mrs. Chloe Hall of Eadston, Ky., Grant Haney of Ravenna, Ohio and Mrs. Lula Stegall of White Lily, Wisconsin, three have preceded her in death. The funeral was conducted Saturday at the Holiness Church on Garvin Ridge by Rev. Andrew Kiser, in charge of the Henderson Funeral Home, with burial taking place in a new cemetery nearby, immediately following. NOTE BY DKT: The Old Cemetery Index does show her place of burial as the Garvin Ridge Cemetery. It also confirms the birth and death dates. In the 1860 census of Harrison County, Kentucky, 6 year old Phoebe A. Ingram is shown as the daughter of 38 year old William and his 36 year old wife Elizabeth. There is also a 50 year old Sarah Ingram living with the family. All are born in Kentucky. I do not find a record of her marriages in Carter County. Her father’s Civil War records indicate he married Elizabeth Lawson on February 18, 1845 at Hazel Green, Morgan County, Kentucky. For more information on the Ingram and Haney families of Carter and Rowan Counties the following site should be consulted: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Park/5617/hiramin.html Submitted by: David Tucker
THE CARTER COUNTY HERALD November 16, 1939 Elija Thomas Hall was born May 13, 1857, died November 12th, 1939 at the age of 83 years, 5 months and 28 days. He was united in marriage to Eliza Powell, to this union were born ten children, Emma, Jimmie, Florence, Malisa, Goul, Dock, Clarence, Harris, Cleveland and Charlie. His wife and six children preceded him in death. He was again married, to Ida Leadingham. To this union were born three children; Virgil, Goldie and Raymond. His wife preceded him in death. He was then married to Mollie Crawford, who preceded him in death. He was a member of the United Baptist Church for 35 years, lived a true and devoted life. He leaves his children, brethren and sisters to mourn his death. The community loses a good citizen, the family a kind, loving father, the church, a faithful member. May his deeds and words live long in our memory. Funeral services were conducted at the home of his daughter, Mrs. N. R. Moore, by Rev. Nichols and Rev. Sturgill of Ashland, in charge of the Henderson Funeral Home, with burial in the Watson Cemetery. NOTE BY DKT: No record of a tombstone was found for Mr. Hall in the Watson Cemetery or in a search of the Old Cemetery Index. The 1860 Census of Carter County, Grayson P.O. does show 4 year old Elijah Hall as the son of Isaac and Lucy Hall, both 40 years of age. His father Isaac was born in Virginia and Lucy in Kentucky. Carter County Birth Records indicate that his mother’s maiden name was Porter. Submitted by: David Tucker
Austin Edward Sigman, age 77, of Grayson , KY , passed away on Sunday, January 6th, 2007 at his residence. Mr. Sigman was born January 14th, 1930 in Poca , WV , a son of the late Walter and Hazel Brown Sigman. He was a former River Boat (Tug Boat) Pilot and a U.S. Korea Marine Veteran. His survivors include:His wife, Emma Irene Rogers Sigman of Grayson; 1 son, Paul Sigman of Grayson; 3 daughters, Judy McDavid, Karen Dewees and Terrie Rivers all of Grayson; one sister, Norma Lee Wilson of Warren , OH ; 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 9th, 2007 at 1:00pm at Malone Funeral Home with Paul Ray Rogers and Richard Tackett, officiating. Burial will be in the Sigman Family Cemetery . Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, January 8th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the Sigman Family at www.malonefuneralhome.com Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Lula Riffe, 95 died Thursday in OH. She was born March 23, 1912 in Elliott Co., KY a daughter of the late James and Matilda Stevens Pennington. She was a member of the Smith Chapel Church at Needmore. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Riffe in 1988, two Sisters Della Ison, Sarah Lucas; four brothers Wayne, Ernest, Lon and Robert Pennington. Her survivors include: two daughters Bonnie (Roger) Allen of Ironton OH, Marjorie (Edward) Caldwell of Bradnor OH; two sons James Edward Riffe of Webbville and Glen W. Riffe of Grayson KY. 11 Grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday 2:00 p.m. at the Malone Funeral Home by the minister Gary Sparks. Burial will be in the Adkins Family Cemetery in Webbville. Friends may call from 6-9 Saturday and after 12 noon on Sunday. Condolences may be sent to the Riffe family at www.malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Donald Carl Rice - 1928-2008 Mr. Donald Carl Rice, 79, of Olive Hill, Ky., went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday morning, Jan. 8, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Rice was born May 26, 1928, in Carter County, Ky., and was a son of the late Michael Willis and Julia Counts Rice. Don was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him and was of the Baptist faith. He retired from McGraw Construction Co. Local 534m where he had worked as a laborer. He also worked for Elliott Levy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers, Fred Rice, Jack Rice, George Rice, Billy Rice, James Robert Rice, Richard Rice and Phillip Rice; and three sisters, Glenna Huntsman, Wilma James and Sue Bush. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lillian James Rice; four sons and daughters-in-law, William Donald and Lyda Sue Rice and Ronnie and Kay Rice, all of Olive Hill, Phillip and Melissa Rice of Ashland and Jimmy and Terina Rice of Marion, N.C.; five daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Steve Stout of Bidwell, Ohio, Vicky and David Lands of Morehead, Ky., Carla Rice and her companion, Raymond Martin, of Olive Hill, Jeannie and Dewayne Tackett of Keaton, Ky., and Teresa and Oral Lee Rigsby of Moon, Ky.; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Doris Rice of Franklin, Ohio. He also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, other family members, neighbors and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill by Brother Gary Sparks. Burial will be in Olive Hill Memorial Park. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today and until services Friday at the funeral home. Stephen Stout, Jay Stout, Billy Rice, Todd Lands, Brad Kiser, Jonathan Rice and Justin Clark will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Keith Offill.
Donald Rice Donald Rice, 79, of Olive Hill, died Tuesday at his residence. His wife, Lillian James Rice, preceded him in death. Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill is in charge of arrangements, which are pending. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Verl Cline - 1930-2008 Verl Cline, 77, of Olive Hill, died Tuesday in Life Care Center in Morehead. He was born April 12, 1930, in Carter County. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill. Burial will be in Manning Chapel Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may call after 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Roy Roger Sammons FORT GAY, W. Va. -- Roy Roger Sammons, 64, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at Hospice House, Huntington, W.Va. Now with the Lord, he was born March 26, 1943, in Olive Hill, Ky., the son of father, Emory Sammons, and mother, Grace Qualls. He loved his family and friends. Surviving are his wife, Debra Meade Sammons of Ft. Gay, W.Va.; daughter and son-in- law, Cynthia and Josh Rider of Mansfield, Ohio; son and daughter-in-law, Jeremiah and Jessica Markwell of Paintsville, Ky.; two grandsons, that were the joy of his life, Logan and Dylan McKade Rider of Mansfield; mother, Grace, and stepfather, Roger Qualls, of Mansfield; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Deloris and Gibb Erwin of Indiana, Linda and Doug Noe of Fort Gay, and Bessie and Jr. Freeman of Mansfield; and one brother, Glen Allen Qualls of Mansfield; many nieces and nephews. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, at Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa, Ky. Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Originally published January 8, 2008 Submitted by: John Cooper
Maxine McGlone Montgomery - 1927-2008 Maxine McGlone Montgomery, 80, wife of Avery Montgomery of Grayson, Ky., died Sunday, Jan. 6, in Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Grayson. She was born April 12, 1927, the daughter of the late Russell McGlone and the late Erie Messer McGlone. Maxine was a member of the New Hope Church of God of Prophecy in Grayson. She was a retired minister’s wife. She is survived by her husband; a son, Manuel Lee Montgomery of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter, Jerrie Eileen Dominy of Grayson; three grandchildren, Donnie and Katherine Montgomery of Mississippi and Laura Shea Dominy Stubbs of Georgia; five great-grandchildren, Skyler and Hayley Montgomery of Mississippi and Julia Eileen Stubbs, Ann Kate Stubbs and Grant Stubbs, all of Georgia; two brothers, James McGlone and Herman McGlone, both of Grayson; and a sister, Christine Bair Lowe of Grayson. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Paul Montgomery; six brothers, Buck, Deward, Howard, Leonard, Russell Donald and Curtis; and two sisters, Della Burchett and Alma Mayo. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson. Pastor Rob Tranthum of Somerset, Ky., Pastor Scott Whaley and Associate Pastor Debbie Harper of New Hope Church of God of Prophecy in Grayson will serve as ministers. Pallbearers will be Brian Welch, Mark Griffin, Jerry Williams, Jim Burton, Matt Porter and Eddie Adams. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Damron Family Cemetery in Grayson. Condolences may be sent to www.sparksfh.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
David Roe Reeves 1944 - 2008 David Roe Reeves, 64, Grayson, KY, retired Lawyer, died Wednesday, January 2nd, at the residence of a son. He was born on January 2, 1944, in Washington DC, son of the late John E. Reeves and the late Mary Knight Reeves. David was a graduate of Colorado College and UK Law School. He was director of Northeastern KY Legal Services from 1970 – 1972; Carter County Attorney from 1978 – 1980; former Grayson City Attorney; former Attorney for Carter County Board of Education; and Assistant Commonwealth Attorney from 1984 – 1999. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in by his son, Nathaniel Roe Reeves. Surviving are; a daughter, Tracy Lynn Reeves, of Burlington, KY; two sons, Gregory Alan Reeves and Bryan Reeves, both of Grayson; five grandchildren, Tyran, Tyler, Taylor, Cody and Cory Reeves; one brother, Robert E. Reeves, of Lexington, KY; and one sister, Caroline (Marvin) Lampert, of Huntsville, AL. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 11th at 10:00 am, at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson, David Braun, minister. Burial will be in East Carter County Memory Gardens, Grayson, KY. Friends may call after 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Thursday, January 10th, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.sparksfh.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Raymond Mason Cox Oakley 1947-2008 Raymond Mason Cox Oakley, 60 of Grayson, passed away at his residence Friday evening, January 4th. He was born October 28th, 1947, in Ibex, KY, son of the late Allen F. and the late Audrey Skaggs Cox. He was retired from Grayson Rural Electric Corporation; he worked in maintenance, and as custodian. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Gay Suttles Oakley, of Grayson; his parent, Mary Ellen Oakley, of Carter City; one daughter, Gaythel (Eric) Taylor, of Grayson; one son, Masonjoe Vernon (Cortni) Oakley, of Hitchens; one sister, Loretta (Bob) Litteral, of Carter City; one half-brother, Ron (Cathy) Cox, of Mansfield, OH; one half-sister, Shirley (Mack) Jeffrey, of Mansfield, OH; six grandchildren, Hannah, Braxton, Zachary, Noah, Sophia, and Erica; three cousins – all of whom were like brothers – Woody and John Oakley, both of Mansfield, OH, and Gerald “Ike” Oakley, of Carter City. He was preceded in death by parent, Rev. Vernon Oakley. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am, Tuesday, January 8th, at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson; Russell and Bill Burnett ,ministers. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens, Grayson. Friends may call from 6:00 pm Monday to 9:00 pm, on Monday, January 7th, and, after 9:00 am, Tuesday, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to, www.sparksfh.com Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Evelyn Withrow 1920 - 2004 Evelyn “Aunt Neen” Withrow, age 83, of Hitchins, KY, passed away on Monday, June 21st, 2004, at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY. She was born August 18th, 1920 at Hitchins, a daughter of the late George Washington and Nancy Hay. She was of the Baptist Faith. Preceding her in death was her husband, George Lewis Withrow in 1991. Her survivors include: 2 sons and 2 daughters-in-law: George and Shirley Withrow Dewey and Melaine Withrow all of Hitchins 2 daughters and 1 son-in-law: Helen Elizabeth (and the late Theodore) Gee of Grayson, KY Fay Ruth and Norman Meenach Grayson 3 sisters: Mary Caudill Mansfield, OH Jewell Boggs Rock Springs, KY Ida Belle (and the late Fred) Tussey of Denton, KY 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 24th, at 2:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home with George "Ronnie" Boggs, minister. Burial will be in the East Carter Co. Memory Gardens. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 6-9pm at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Iva Willison 1909 - 2004 Iva Fannin Willison, age 94, of Rush, KY, died Wednesday, April 7th, 2004, at the Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Grayson. She was born October 27th, 1909 at Norton Branch, KY, a daughter of the late Alfred Riley and Jenette Lambert Fannin. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11:00am at the Malone Funeral Home. Burial will be in the East Carter Co. Memory Gardens. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6-8pm at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Ruby Webb 1914 - 2004 Ruby M. Webb, age 90, of Webbville, KY, passed away Monday, May 3rd, 2004, at her residence. Miss Webb was born January 22, 1914, at Bells Trace, KY, a daughter of the late Charles H. and Flora Roberts Webb. She was a member of the Sandhill Christian Church, the Webbville and Willard homemakers for over 50 years and a former employee of Owens & Illinois Glass Company in New Jersey and the Clayton Lambert Company in Ashland, KY. In addition to her parents, 3 brothers, Grover, Clifford and Denver Webb and 2 sisters, Effie Webb Thompson and Wilma Webb Weaver, preceded her in death. Her survivors include: 2 nieces who cared for her: Debbie Webb Rowetta Webb both of Webbville, KY 4 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law: Woodrow and Mable Webb Webbville, KY Charles Jr. and Iva Webb Circleville, OH Chester Webb Fallsburg, KY Elwood Webb Circleville, OH and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home with Mike Harper, minister. Burial will be in the Webb Family Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday after 12:00 noon until service time. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Lula Jane Underwood 1920 - 2003 Lula Jane Wilburn Underwood, age 82, of Grayson, KY, died Monday, August 11th, 2003, at her residence. She was born September 20th, 1920, at Carter County, KY, a daughter of the late John and Allie Butler Wilburn. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lower Grassy Church of Christ. Preceding her in death was her husband, John E. Underwood in 1986, a son, Finley Earl Underwood, a brother, Finley Wilburn and 2 grandsons, Tommie Edward Tabor and Robert Mitchell Underwood. Her survivors include: 3 sons: Paul (& Carolyn) Underwood Grayson, KY Don (& Shirley) Underwood Grayson, KY Burl (& Norma Jean) Underwood Grayson, KY 2 daughters: Faye (& Tim) Coleman Grayson, KY Janet Lorraine Montgomery Waverly, OH 2 brothers: Denny Wilburn Grayson, KY Golden Wilburn Grayson, KY 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home, with Larry Barrell, minister. Burial will be in the Grassy Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 6-9pm at the funeral home and Thursday after 12:00 noon until service time. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Glen Edward Savage 1949 - 2004 Glen Edward “Eddie” Savage, age 55, of Grayson, KY passed away on Wednesday, November 10th, 2004 in Louisa, KY. Mr. Savage was born March 27th, 1949, in Lawrence County, KY a son of the late Warren Martin and Martha Sparks Savage. He was a Boilermaker and a Vietnam Army Veteran. Two brothers, Ronnie Savage and Richard Savage, preceded him in death. His survivors include: 1 son: Dwayne Edward McCoy of Bluefield, WV 5 brothers: George Savage James Savage Phillip Savage all of Grayson, KY Bob Savage of Louisa, KY Donald Savage of Lost Creek, KY 4 sisters: Deloris Baldwin of Paintsville, KY Janie Savage of North Carolina Betty Lou Jackson of Grayson, KY Donna Savage of Sandy Hook, KY Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, November 14th, at 1:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home with Gary Sparks, minister. Burial will be in the Sparks Family Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday evening from 6-9pm at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Deloris Hammond 1914 - 2004 Deloris Hammond, age 89, of Louisa, KY, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 11th, 2004, at Kings Daughters Medical Center. She was born July 30th, 1914, at Johns Run, KY, a daughter of the late William Marcus and Dora Bays Cooke. She was a retired School Teacher with Carter and Lawrence County School System and was a member of the New Friendship United Baptist Church in Lawrence County, KY. Preceding her in death was her husband, Gordon Hammond; brothers, Claude Cooke, Herschell Cooke, Lawrence Cooke, Gary H. Cooke and a sister, Mabel Jaynes. Her survivors include: 4 sisters: Grace Lawson Dalton, GA Vivian Steele Grayson, KY Charlotte Kelley Hitchins, KY Louise Knipp Florence, AZ 4 Brothers : Ralph Cooke Grayson, KY Leslie Cooke Beltsville, MD William A. Cooke Mineral, VA James G. Cooke Cary, NC 11 stepchildren several nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home with John Goble, minister. Burial will be in the McDavid Cemetery. Friends may call Monday evening from 6-9pm at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Naomi Hammond 1921 - 2004 NAOMI L. PINKERTON HAMMOND, 83 of Webbville passed away Friday October 15, 2004 in Carter Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born May 12th, 1921 in Lorado WV, a daughter of the late Lewis and Daisy Rice Pinkerton. She was a retired Postmaster at Webbville, a devout Christian and a member of the Dennis Chapel Church. She enjoyed her flowers and her beloved cats. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Websel Hammond; one brother, William Allen Pinkerton; one sister, Columbia Pinkerton. Her survivors include: Two daughters and son in laws: Janet and Haskell Arrington Jr. of Ormond Beach FL Judith and John Robert Bayes of Grayson KY Four Grandchildren: Bert and wife Kim Bayes Brian and wife Anna Bayes both of Grayson Carole and husband Dr. Richard Oglesby of Jacksonville FL Renita and husband Richard Kershaw of Ormond Beach FL Four Great grandchildren: Ashley and Taylor Bayes Spencer Hammond Kershaw Stuart Kershaw Two Sisters: Opal Bradley of Louisa KY Emogene Svetik of Mesa AZ Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday at the Dennis Chapel Church in Webbville by the minister Gordon Crisp. Burial will be in the Hammond Family Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-9 Sunday at the Malone Funeral Home, from 8:30 till 11:00 a.m. Monday and after 12 noon Monday at the Church. Condolences may be sent to www.timeformemory.com/malone. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Thomas Claxon 1947 - 2002 Thomas Nipp Claxon, 54, of Grayson, Ky., died Tuesday evening at his residence, following an extended illness. He was born Dec. 28, 1947, in Grayson, a son of William T. and Betty Dolores Nipp Claxon of Grayson. He was a former member of the Local 181 Operating Engineers and attended the Pactolus Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sisters and brothers-in-law, Billie Jean and David L. Hoffman of Columbus, Ohio, Teddie Faye and George Kibbey of Plain City, Ohio, and Saundra Lou and Michael Brammell of Grayson; five nieces; two nephews; 12 great-nieces and nephews; and two best friends, Bruce Everman and Kenny Newland. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, at 1 p.m., at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Tom Riffe, John Dean and Casey Brammell officiating. Burial will be in East Carter County Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, Ky. 41101. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Minnie Brainard 1931 - 2002 Minnie Moore Brainard, 71, of Rush, Ky., died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2002, in King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky., following an extended illness. She was born Sept. 11, 1931, in Boyd County, Ky., a daughter of the late Jennings Bryant and Laura Blythe Moore. She was a homemaker and was a member of Cane Creek Freewill Baptist Church and Cane Creek Women's Auxiliary. Her husband, Theodore "Dick" Brainard, preceded her in death in 1991. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Moore. Her survivors include three sons, Randy and his wife, Marie Brainard and Danny "Dee" Brainard, both of Rush and Jerry "Doc" Brainard of Grayson, Ky.; two daughters, Nancy and her husband, Tucker Williams of Ashland and Phyllis and her husband, Greg Bush of Rush; grandchildren, Rob Brainard of Shelbyville, Tenn., Josh Bush and Adam Bush, both of Rush, Brittany Griger of Grayson, Craig Utley and Chaney Brainard, both of Olive Hill, Ky., Teddy Brainard and Raymond Williams Jr., both of Ashland, Rachael Bush of Rush, Alicia Williams and Jamie Williams, both of Franklin, Tenn., and Crystal Cox of Huber Heights, Ohio; two brothers, John Moore of Ashland and Doug Moore of Erwin, Tenn.; and five sisters, Barb Berry of Rush, Florence Baucum of Olive Hill, Chattie Hill of Dayton, Ohio, Eunice Chapman of Bethel, Ohio, and Laura Kemper of Ashland. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by Larry Garvin and Joe Hutchinson, ministers. Burial will be in Bates Cemetery in Rush. Friends may call from 6 to 9 tonight and after noon Tuesday at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Thelma Bradshaw Not Listed - 2003 Thelma Janice Bradshaw, 62, of Leon, died Friday, Jan. 10, in St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson. Burial will be in Pope Family Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Maxine Bradford Not Listed - 2002 Maxine Bradford, 72, of Deercreek, Grayson, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, at her home. Malone Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of arrangements, which are pending. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Ova Stone 1924 - 2006 Ova Stone, age 82, of Rush, KY, passed away Monday morning, July 24th, 2006 at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland, KY. Mr. Stone was born March 22nd, 1924, at Elliott County, KY, a son of the late Everett and Rebecca Rowe Stone. He was retired from Mansbach Metal as a Truck Driver/Foreman, built customs fences on many large farms and was a member of the Wilson Creek Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Ralph, Chester, George and Jack Stone and 2 sisters, Gertrude Bagley and infant Nadine Stone. His survivors include: His wife: Maxine Stone of Rush 2 sons: David L. Stone Jeff Stone both of Rush 2 daughters: Helen Seagraves of Rush Garnet Lescault of Woodbridge, VA 1 brother: Everett Stone Jr. of Lexington, KY 4 sisters: Monnie Smith of Van Wert, OH Pearl Adkins of Grayson, KY Marie Giar of Kansas City, MO Mary Everman of Grayson Grandchildren: Coleena Elam, Eric Stone, Kevin Seagraves, Tiffany Stone, Sheena Stone, Marlia Webb and Sara Webb Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 26th, 2006 at 2:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home with Harry Thacker, minister. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Friends may call Tuesday evening, July 25th, from 6-9pm at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the Stone Family at www.timeformemory.com/malone Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Grace Thomas DeFoe 1922 - 2006 Grace Thomas DeFoe, 83 went to be with her Lord on Tuesday at the residence of her daughter. She was born November 1, 1922 in Stinson, a daughter of the late William Henry and Rose Easterling Thomas. She was a retired from retail sales and a member of the Willard Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert DeFoe, a son Ronald Gene, a sister Betty McDavid and brother Bob Thomas. Her survivors include: 1 Daughter and son in law: Roberta and Jerry Davis of Trussville AL 5 Sisters: Hazel Allen of FL Helen Walker of Willard Susan Holbrook of Grayson Fredia Phillips of FL Yuvonne Wells of Grayson KY 3 Brothers: Ray Thomas Dearl Thomas both of Willard Billy Joe Thomas of Grayson 2 Grandsons: Brad “Kate” Davis of Irondale AL Andrew Davis of Trussville AL Funeral services will be conducted Saturday 11:00 a.m. at the Malone Funeral Home by ministers Mike Harper and David Braun. Burial will be in the East Carter Co. Memory Gardens. Friends may call Friday from 6-9 and after 9:00 a.m. Saturday. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Lucia Rice 1913 - 2003 Lucia (Lucy) Mae Rice, a lifelong resident of Carter County, Kentucky, passed away on Saturday, June 7th, 2003 at Hillview Retirement Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. Mrs. Rice was born on September 6th, 1913. Mrs. Rice retired several years ago as President and co-owner of Young and Damron, Inc., a well-known appliance retail store in Grayson, Kentucky. Mrs. Rice was active in many civic clubs and organizations including the Grayson Younger Women’s Club, and The Grayson Garden Club. She was active in the Order of Eastern Star, serving as Worthy Matron, Chapter 10 in Grayson. For many years, Mrs. Rice taught Sunday school at the Christian Church in Grayson and was a loved and long-time member of the Oak Grove Church of Christ. Her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Reid and Chloe Waggoner Damron, her brother Donald and Wayne Damron, her first husband, Donald Maurice Young and her late husband of 41 years, Dewey Clarence Rice, preceded her in death. Two daughters, Alice Kaye Rawlings of Portsmouth, Ohio and Donna W. Alexander of Springboro, Ohio, a sister, Betty Reid Balsinger of Venice, Florida, two stepsons, Dewey Rice, Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada and James Rice of Flatwoods, Kentucky, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren survive Mrs. Rice. Visitation will be at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson, KY on Tuesday, June 10th from 6:00 to 8:00pm. On Wednesday, June 11th there will be one hour of visitation from 10:00 to 11:00am at the Oak Grove Church of Christ with the service following at 11:00am. Dr. Donald Damron will be officiating. Interment will be at the Grayson Memorial Park in Grayson immediately following the services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oak Grove Church of Christ, 1525 Damron Branch, Grayson, KY 41143. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Gladys Prichard 1913 - 2003 Gladys B. Prichard, age 90, of Grayson, KY, died Wednesday, Sept. 3rd, 2003, at her residence, following an extended illness. She was born July 4th, 1913 at Carter City, KY a daughter of the late Dempsey and Mae Kiser Burton. She was a former Carter County School Teacher of 35 years. Her early years of teaching were at Olive Hill and Spicey School. She then taught several years at Prichard School. She was very involved with her church, Bagby Memorial United Methodist Church, was a member of the Grayson Women’s Club and was active in the Carter County Teachers Association. Gladys married the late Hobart Nipp in 1933 and in 1961 she married Curt Prichard who preceded her in death in 1993. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ralph Burton of Middletown, OH and Clyde Burton of Riverside, CA and 2 sisters, June Erwin of Waverly, OH and Mallie Revels of Jacksonville, FL. Her survivors include: 2 stepsons: Barrett Prichard Ashland, KY Ronnie Prichard Grayson, KY 7 step-grandchildren 2 sisters: Vernice Sparhawk Baltimore, MD Lois Gamble Tiffin, OH And several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Sept. 6th, 2003 at 10:00am at the Malone Funeral Home by Dr. Donald Damron. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery in Olive Hill, KY. Friends may call Friday evening, Sept. 5th, from 6-9pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Hospice 1538 Central Avenue Ashland, KY 41101 or to the Bagby Memorial United Methodist Church 207 N. Hord St. Grayson, KY 41143 Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Milton Markwell - 1923-2008 Milton R. Markwell, 84, of Olive Hill, died Saturday in Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born March 10, 1923. His wife, Stella Knipp Markwell, preceded him in death. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Raymond Mason Cox Oakley 1947 - 2008 Raymond Oakley, 60 of Grayson passed away at his residence Friday evening. He was born October 28, 1947 in Ibex ,Kentucky, a son of the late Allen F. and Audrey Skaggs Cox. He was preceded by Vernon Oakley, minister. He was retired from Grayson Rural Electric Corporation as maintenance and custodian. He attended the Carter Christian Holiness Church. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Gay Suttles Oakley, his mother, Mary Ellen Oakley of Carter City. One daughter , Gaythel (Eric) Taylor of Grayson. One son, Masonjoe Vernon (Cortni) Oakley of Hitchins. One half-brother, Ron (Cathy) Cox of Mansfield ,Ohio, one half-sister, Shirley (Mack) Jeffery also of Mansfield, Ohio, one sister, Loretta(Bob) Litteral of Carter City. Six grandchildren; Hannah, Braxton, Zachary, Noah,Sophia, and Erica. Three cousins, Woody and John Oakley both of Mansfield ,Ohio and Gerald “Ike” Oakley of Carter City. The funeral will be at 11:00 am Tuesday, January 8 at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson, Russell and Bill Burnett ,ministers. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Friends may call after 6:00 pm Monday and after 9:00 am Tuesday at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Lura Ann Baker 1945 - 2003 Lura Ann Baker, 57, of Avon Park, Fla., formerly of Grayson, Ky., died Sunday at her residence following a sudden illness. She was born Oct. 9, 1945, in San Jose, Costa Rica, a daughter of Odes and Katherine Waggoner Slone. She was in the Child Protective Services for the state of California and Washington where she retired. She was a member of the Greater Grace World Outreach in Baltimore, Md. She was preceded in death by a sister, Maude Ruth Fraley. She is survived by her husband, Johnny L. Baker of Avon Park; two sons, John Kenneth Baker and David Odes Baker, both of Grayson; two daughters, Deanna Barnes and Brandia Ratliff, both of Morehead, Ky.; a sister, Rosemary Littleton of Grayson; a brother, William O. Slone of Lexington, Ky.; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by Tom Yakopin and Dr. Donald Damron, ministers. Burial will be in East Carter County Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Carolyn Nipper Byrd 1931 - 2006 Carolyn Mae Nipper Byrd, age 74, of Olive Hill, KY, passed away on Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 in Kings Daughters Medical Center. She was born December 25th, 1931 at Morgan County, KY, a daughter of the late Holly B. and Maude Peyton Nipper. She was formerly employed at Cowdens Sewing Factory and was a member of the Fairview Missionary Baptist Church. Preceding her in death was a son, Donald Eugene Byrd. Her survivors include: Her husband: John B. Byrd of Olive Hill, KY 1 daughter: Tyannia Brown of Grayson, KY 3 sons: Jerry (and Jonda) Byrd of Cincinnati, OH Johnny (and Ruthie) Byrd Paul (and Laura) Byrd all of Olive Hill, KY 1 sister: Imogene (and Luther) Byrd of Ashland, KY 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 16th, 2006 at 12:00 noon at the Malone Funeral Home with Charles Stewart and Ronnie Mays, ministers. Burial will be in the Holly Nipper Family Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, Feb. 15th, from 6-9pm at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Marion Lois Campbell 1935 - 2004 Marion Lois Campbell, age 69, of Grayson, KY, passed away on Tuesday, August 17th, 2004, in Carter Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born March 18, 1935, at Elliott County, KY a daughter of the late Arvil and Armanda Barker White. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith. Preceding her in death was her husband, Roy Campbell Jr.; a sister, Mary Magdalene Sexton and a brother, Dee White. Her survivors include: 1 daughter: Denise Cox Hitchins, KY 1 son: Stanley Dean Campbell Hitchins, KY 4 sisters: Katherine Stevens Sandy Hook, KY Gertie Peters Sandy Hook, KY Pearl Sexton Hitchins, KY Doy Roseberry Ashland, KY 1 grandchild: Jackie Nicholas Cox Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 20th, 2004 at 11:00am at the Malone Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Sexton Family Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6-9pm and Friday after 9:00am until service time at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Edna Alberta Cotten 2006 - 2006 Edna Alberta Cotten, age 72, of Grayson, KY, went to be with her Lord on Friday, August 4, 2006 in Kings Daughters Medical Center. She was born March 28, 1934, at Carter County, KY, a daughter of the late Otto Steele and Naomi Grizzell Arnett. She was a homemaker and a member of the Barretts Creek Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband Milford Cotten of Grayson. Her other survivors include: two daughters and a son-in-law: Oral Ann Cotten and Milberta and David McKinney of Grayson; two sons and a daughter -in-law: Jackie Robert Cotten and Gary Lee and Valarie Cotten both of Grayson; her step-mother, Belle Steele of Grayson; three brothers Clarence, George and John Steele all of Grayson; two sisters Jewell Elliott and Sue Steele of Grayson; three grandchildren Bradley and Summer Cotten and Amber Rigsby; one special friend Betty Martin. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, August 7th, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at the Malone Funeral Home by ministers Jimmy Stephens and Terry Harris. Burial will be in the East Carter Co. Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 6-9 Sunday, August 6th, and after 9:00 a.m. Monday. Condolences can be made to the Cotten family at www.timeformemory.com/malone Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Opal King Crockett 1909 - 2003 Opal King Crockett, age 93, of Grayson, KY, entered eternal peace on Wednesday, July 16th, 2003, in Boyd Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born August 11th, 1909, in Carter County, KY, a daughter of the late William Edward and Melvina Mobley King. She was a homemaker and a member of the East Side Church of Christ in Grayson. Preceding her in death was her husband, Drew Crockett; two sisters, Bess Kelly and Hazel Kitchen and four brothers, Walter, Wirth, Kenneth and Bill King. Her survivors include: 2 daughters: Joyce & William Allen Ashland, KY Sue & Roy Wallace Grayson, KY 1 step-daughter: Betty Clark Ashland, KY 1 stepson: Hildreth Crockett Toledo, OH 1 sister: Monnie King Crockett Canton, OH 2 grandchildren: Barton Wallace Aaron Wallace 5 step-grandchildren: Kenneth Crockett Diana Schmidlin David Clark Debbie Wilburn Dana Addair Special Niece: Pearl Dickerson And several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 18th, at 2:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home with Bill Bush, minister. Burial will be in the East Carter Co. Memory Gardens. Friends may call Friday after 12:00 noon until service time. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Kristy Dawn Cummings 1981 - 2006 Kristy Dawn Cummings, age 25, of Grayson, KY, passed away on Saturday, March 4th, 2006. She was born January 8th, 1981 at Ashland, KY, a daughter of Danny and Kathy Gollihue Cummings. She was preceded in death by: her grandparents, Sherman Gollihue, Janet and Victor Greenhill and Eddie Cummings and a aunt, Donna Gollihue Gumm. In addition to her parents, she is survived by: 1 son: Nathan Ryan Cummings at home 2 sisters: Dana Blevins Jessica Prince both of Grayson 2 brothers: Jason Cummings Daniel Cummings both of Grayson Grandmother: Marcella Gollihue 2 nieces: Madison Knipp and Breanna Prince 4 nephews: Zachary Valandingham, Jennings Blevins, Jacob Prince and Dalton Knipp 16 aunts and uncles Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 10th, 2006 at 11:00am at the Malone Funeral Home with Beecher Gollihue, minister. Burial will be in the Tolliver Family Cemetery at Denton, KY. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6-9pm at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Grace Thomas DeFoe 1922 - 2006 Grace Thomas DeFoe, 83 went to be with her Lord on Tuesday at the residence of her daughter. She was born November 1, 1922 in Stinson, a daughter of the late William Henry and Rose Easterling Thomas. She was a retired from retail sales and a member of the Willard Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert DeFoe, a son Ronald Gene, a sister Betty McDavid and brother Bob Thomas. Her survivors include: 1 Daughter and son in law: Roberta and Jerry Davis of Trussville AL 5 Sisters: Hazel Allen of FL Helen Walker of Willard Susan Holbrook of Grayson Fredia Phillips of FL Yuvonne Wells of Grayson KY 3 Brothers: Ray Thomas Dearl Thomas both of Willard Billy Joe Thomas of Grayson 2 Grandsons: Brad “Kate” Davis of Irondale AL Andrew Davis of Trussville AL Funeral services will be conducted Saturday 11:00 a.m. at the Malone Funeral Home by ministers Mike Harper and David Braun. Burial will be in the East Carter Co. Memory Gardens. Friends may call Friday from 6-9 and after 9:00 a.m. Saturday. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Avery Dummit Not Listed - 2003 Avery Dummit, 77, of Garrison, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Chilicothe, Ohio. Malone Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of arrangements, which are pending Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
James Edward Dyer 1955 - 2003 James Edward Dyer, age 48, of Olive Hill, KY, died Friday, August 8th, 2003 in Kings Daughters Medical Center. He was born May 16th, 1955, at Ashland, KY, a son of the late Marie Dyer. He was a Painter. He is survived by his half-brother & sister-in-law: Mike and Tina Ludwig of Grayson and several cousins. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, August 11, 2003 at 1:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Barnhill Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday evening from 6-9pm at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Charles Gresham 1928 - 2002 Dr. Charles Russell Gresham, 74, of Grayson, died Friday at Kentucky Christian College following a sudden illness. Dr. Gresham was born March 20, 1928, in Erie, Ill., a son of the late Fred E. and Sarah Duncan Gresham. He was a professor of Christian Education and Bible at KCC for 28 years. He made many literary contributions to Christian quarterlies and contributed more than 6,000 volumes to Christian College Libraries. Dr. Gresham was a member of the Oak Grove Church of Christ and pastored at the Christian Church at Peytons Lick in Montgomery, Ky. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ruth Smith Gresham; two sons, Michael Gresham of West Chester, Ohio and Timothy W. Gresham of Abingdon, Va.; two daughters, Barbara Lynne Bundy of Oak Ridge, Tenn. and Janelda Mitchell of Versailles; and one brother, Robert Gresham of McPherson, Kan. Also surviving are six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at Nash Chapel with Dr. Donald Damron and Dr. Keith Keeran. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to KCC. Friends may call at Nash Chapel from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday. Malone Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of arrangements. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Edith Hall 1909 - 2004 Edith Hall, 95, went to be with the Lord Friday in Grayson. She was born February 21, 1909 in Salyersville, KY, a daughter of the late Riley and Mollie Combs Spadling. She was a lifelong resident of Leon where she was a member of the Leon Church of Christ. She loved her farm, was into nature and crafts, gardening, quilting, and was the grand prizewinner in Memory Days bakeoff with her apple stack cake. She was preceded in death by her husband Charlie Hall, two sons Harold and Charles A. Hall. Her survivors include: 1 Daugher: Eileen Scott Cape Coral FL 3 Grandsons: Kirby Hall Ashland KY Randy Scott Mark Scott both of Cape Coral FL 1 Granddaughter: Leslie Wilson Findlay OH 1 Brother: Kenneth Spradlin South Shore KY 1 Sister: Alice Hayes Newark OH 8 Great Grandchildren, 2 great great granddaughters Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday evening 7:00 p.m. at the Malone Funeral Home by the minister Lewis Davis. Burial will be in the East Carter Co. Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 5-7 Tuesday. Condolences may be sent to www.timeformemory.com/malone. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Catherine Holbrook 1926 - 2003 Catherine Holbrook, age 76, of Grayson, died Friday morning in Carter Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born September 16th, 1926, at Carter County, Ky., a daughter of the late James and Lucy Riggs Holbrook. She was a retired Sgt. 1st Class with the U.S. Army. In addition to her parents, 1 sister, Mildred Dempsey and 2 brothers, Stanley Holbrook and Raymond Holbrook, preceded her in death. Her survivors include: 1 sister: Audry Stevens Ashland, KY Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 11:00am at the Malone Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call Saturday evening from 6-9 at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Robert Benjamin Huffine 1954 - 2004 Robert Benjamin “Ben” Huffine, age 50, of Grayson, KY went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 7th, 2004. Ben was born June 12th, 1954 in Toledo, OH., a son of the late Robert Byrd and Edna Brown Huffine. He was a graduate of Liberty University and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Grayson where he was a Sunday School Teacher of the Young Men’s Class. Ben was active for 18 years in Youth Ministry “City Cure”. He was employed with Phone Tech & ATM Services as a Sales Representative and Technician. His survivors include: His Wife: Teri Buhr Huffine of Grayson 4 daughters and 3 sons-in-law: Leah and Mike Maupin of Cincinnati, OH Amy and Derrick Burton of Grayson, KY Kyndra and Nick Moore of Louisville, KY Tricia Huffine of Grayson, KY 5 sons and 2 daughters-in-law: Chad and Erin Huffine of Grayson, KY Todd and Stephanie Huffine of Cincinnati, OH Cody Huffine Kyle Huffine Troy Huffine all At Home1 sister: Mary Swindoll of Bolivia, South America 1 brother: Steve Huffine Capon Ridge, WV 6 grandchildren: Ashley Huffine, Taylor Huffine, Ty Huffine, Tenley Huffine, Benjamin Maupin and Grant Maupin Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 11th, 2004 at 1:00pm at the Grayson First Church of Christ, with John Newland, minister. Burial will be in the Flannery Cemetery. Friends may call Friday evening, December 10th, from 5-8pm and Saturday after 12:00 noon until service time at the church. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Carter Christian Academy Building Fund 162 N. Court St. Grayson, KY 41143 Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Jerry Jarrell 1958 - 2005 Jerry Russell Jarrell, age 47, of Grayson, KY, passed away on Thursday July 21st, 2005 in Kings Daughters Medical Center. He was born February 25, 1958 at Ashland, KY, a son of Jerry Ray Jarrell and Joyce Edwards Cains. He was a contractor and a U.S. Marine Veteran. His survivors include: his wife, Helen Carol Jarrell; 3 sons, Russell, Jason and David Jarrell all of Georgetown, KY; 3 daughters, Tiffany, Brandy and Lorna all of Georgetown; special friend, Eddie Joe; 2 grandchildren, Ashton and Aaron; 4 brothers, Larry, James, Michael and Jeremy and 1 sister, Angie. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 23rd, 2005, at 3:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home with Clell Lucas, minister. Burial will be in the Cribbs Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held saturday after 1:00pm until service time at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Ray Johnson 1924 - 2005 Ray Johnson, 80, of Curtice, Ohio, died in his home Sunday, February 13, 2005 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Carter County, KY, the son of Luther and Mabel (Fankell) Johnson on September 9, 1924 and was baptized into the Baptist faith. A U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, he worked 19 years for Great Lakes Barge Line, then was a boilermaker with Local #85, retiring after 20 years. Ray enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, and working in his vegetable garden. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Surviving are his devoted wife of 39 years, Ada (Carder) Johnson; sons, Randy (Della) and Cole Johnson; daughter, Trina (David) Knipp; brother, James (Gaye) Johnson; sisters, Virginia Carter, Maxine Miller, Betty Sullivan, Orilla Maggard and Eva Nell Burchett; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Raymond and Dwight; and brother, Harlan. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4-9pm at Hoeflinger Funeral Home, 3500 Navarre Ave., Oregon, OH and at Malone Funeral Home, 325 Malone Lane, Grayson, KY on Thursday from 5-9pm. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home with Lewis Davis, minister. Interment will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
James Andrew Johnston 1969 - 2006 James Andrew Johnston, age 36, of Denton, KY, died Saturday, June 10th, 2006 in Kings Daughters Medical Center. He was born October 11th, 1969, at Stubenville, OH, a son of Thomas Johnston of Columbus, OH and Beatrice Soles Johnston of Cleveland, OH. Preceding him in death was a brother, Carl Johnston. Additional survivors include: His wife: Loretta Adams Johnston of Denton 3 sons: James Curtis Johnston Cody Andrew Johnston Johnathan Scott Johnston all at home 1 daughter: Katelyn Johnston at home 4 brothers: Rex Johnston Hank Johnston Ray Johnston all of Cleveland, OH Jeff Johnston of Chattanooga, TN Funeral services will be conducted Monday, June 12th, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at the Malone Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Marcum-Adams Family Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Hobert Lewis 1925 - 2005 Hobert Dewey Lewis, age 80, of Grayson, KY, passed away on Saturday, December 10th, 2005 at his residence. Mr. Lewis was born September 9th, 1925, at Sandy Hook, KY, a son of the late Lish and Gretta Castle Lewis. He was employed with the Lake Terminal Railroad of Lorain, OH and was a United States WWII and Korea Army Veteran, a Kentucky Colonel and received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart and was with the 82nd Airborne Division. Preceding him in death was a son, Jeff Lewis and two sisters, Della Scott and Elizabeth Garrett. His survivors included: 1 daughter: Carol Lewis of Grayson 2 sons: Jack E. Lewis of Lorain, OH John David Lewis of Sandy Hook, KY 3 brothers: Ike Lewis June Lewis John Lewis all of Flatwoods, KY 1 sister: Dorothy 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 14th, 2005 at 11:00am at the Malone Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Lewis Family Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, December 13th, 2005 from 6:00-9:00pm at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Marie Lowe 1935 - 2003 Marie Bentley Lowe, 67, of Grayson, Ky., died Thursday, Jan. 16, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a long illness. She was born Nov. 26, 1935, in Springfield, Ohio, a daughter of Tina Holbrook Bentley of Grayson and the late Oakley Bentley Sr. She was a member of Barretts Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Eastern Star Chapter #10, and Trinity Hall. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Young, in 1987; and a sister, Joy Potter. Her survivors include her husband, Joe Lowe of Grayson; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael Young of Olive Hill, Ky., and Gary and his wife Cheryl Young, and David Young, all of Grayson; a daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Barry Blevins of Flatwoods, Ky.; two stepchildren and their spouses, Carol Jo and Phillip Keyes of Largo, Fla., and David and Jane Lowe of Lexington, Ky.; two brothers, Carl Bentley of Grayson and Oakley Bentley Jr. of Evansville, Ind.; two grandchildren, Andrew Young and Barrett Richard Blevins; and four stepgrandchildren, Joshua Conley, Carrie Conley, Noah Keyes and Madison Lowe. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by Walter Wilcox, minister. Burial will be in East Carter County Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 9 tonight and after 10 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Geraldine Marie Manier 1926 - 2004 Geraldine Manier, age 77, of Baldwin, MI, formerly of Grayson, KY, passed away on Sunday, August 15th, 2004 in Michigan. She was born August 17 1926 at Ada Minnesota a daughter of the late Gerold Munroe and Alice Olsen Manier. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Beginnings Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her husband Leo Manier in 2000, and a son Leo Manier. Her survivors include: 6 sons: Jerry Austin Manier Bitley, MI Daniel Manier Olive Hill, KY Michael Manier Lincoln Park, MI Jimmy Manier Lexington, KY David Manier Baldwin, KY Brian Manier Baldwin KY 2 sisters: Janet Peters Ypsilanti, MI Jewell Fink Grayson KY 3 Brothers Milton Munroe George Munroe Dale Munroe All of Gladwin, MI 25 Grandchildren, Several Great Grandchildren and a host of family and friends who mourn her passing. Funeral services will be held Saturday 11:00 a.m. at the New Beginnings Assembly of God in Grayson by the minister Kyle Burchett and Roger Nolty. Burial will be in the Jones Cemetery in Morehead. Friends may call from 6-9 Thursday and all day Friday and until service time Saturday at the Church. For more information you may contact Kyle Burchett at 606-474-0313 at the church or 606-474-0311 at home. Condolences may be sent to www.timeformemory.com/malone. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Maribell Fite Marshall 1961 - 2006 Maribell (Bee) Fite Marshall, age 44, of Grayson, KY, passed from this life on Saturday, February 18th, 2006, at Pikeville Medical Center, following an extended illness. She was born August 1, 1961 in Ashland, KY, a daughter of Lora Kiser Fite of Grayson and the late Claude Fite. She was also preceded in death by her companion, Rondal Wayne White. She was of the Baptist Faith.Her survivors include: 1 Son: Jason Todd Marshall & his fiancée Pearl Moore of Grayson 1 Special “angel” Granddaughter: Kendra Gail Marshall of Grayson 2 Brothers: David and Patty Fite Tom and Bonalou Fite all of Grayson 3 Sisters: Donna and Robert Wilburn Sondra Fisher Kaye and Doug Moore all of Grayson 1 friend who was as close as a brother: Don Malone of Knoxville Tenn. 12 nieces and nephews, 13 great nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, February 21st, 2006 at 1:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home by the ministers Jim Varney and Chris Bellew. Burial in the AB Gold Kiser Cemetery in Carter City, KY. Visitation will be held Monday evening, February 20th, from 6-9pm at the funeral home. Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
John Pemberton 1924 - 2003 John Clifford Pemberton, age 78, of Grayson, KY died Monday, June 9th, 2003, at his residence. Mr. Pemberton was born August 12, 1924, at Argoss, IN, a son of the late Grover and Capitola Gladys Yeley Pemberton. He was a preacher and missionary. He attended Ky. Christian College, where he received his bachelor degree and later was named honorary Doctorate. While in college, he ministered at the Willard, KY Church of Christ and at Ails Chapel in Vanceburg, KY. Once out of college, he ministered at the Morland, KY Church of Christ and then to Olive Hill, KY Church of Christ for 5 years. He then went to Africa, for over 40 years, where he and his family established the Central African Mission, with Co-Founder Dr. Dennis Pruett and his family. His survivors include: His wife: Marjorie Ellen Richmond Pemberton of Grayson, KY 3 sons: Sherman Pemberton Yorba Linda, CA John Mark Pemberton Zimbabwe, Africa Robert Lee Pemberton Grayson, KY 1daughter: Pamela Markey Kiev, Ukrane 1 sister: Eloise Rietesel Presque Isle, WI 19 Grandchildren and 10 Great-Grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 13th, at 11:00am at the First Church of Christ in Grayson. Burial will be in the Grayson Memorial Burial Park. Visitation will be held Thursday evening, June 12th, from 6:00 to 9:00pm also at the Grayson First Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, the family has established a John C. Pemberton Scholarship Fund at Ky. Christian College for Missionary Children and International Students. Contributions can be made to Ky. Christian College for the John C. Pemberton Scholarship Fund at the following address: Ky. Christian College, Attention: Business Office, 100 Academic Parkway, Grayson, KY 41143-2205 Condolences can be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/malone or hvcm@alltel.net Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Kermit Deal - 1910-2008 Kermit Lee Deal, born Nov. 9, 1910, in Olive Hill, to Tracy and Erie Gertrude Deal, went to be with the Lord at 10:30 p.m. at Atrium Hospital in Middletown, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth, in 1986, his parents and his sisters, Maxine Bibion, Georgie Click, Louise Gillispie. Survivors include his sons, Kermit Woodward “Woody” Deal and Sharon of Cape Coral, Fla., David Tracy Deal and Judith, of Franklin; a sister, Janet Salley and Curtis of Rush; grandchildren, Carl Deal and Janet, Ginger Arnold and Greg, David Robert and Bobby Deal, Tracy Ross and Chris, and Leann Buttram and William; and great-grandchildren, Chad, Sarah, Katlyn and Grant Deal, Brandy and Jason “Heather” Walker and Jordan and Kobe Ross. Mr. Deal moved from Olive Hill to Ashland in 1921. He started to work at Armco Steel in 1927, in the masonry department, later transferring to the processing department following to the scheduling department. Mr. Deal left Armco in 1942 to work for Clayton-Lambert Company in Ashland until 1945, when he opened a lumber company in Wurtland. In 1949, Mr. Deal became a general contractor in Ashland and remained in that business until 1959, when he became owner and operator of Cherokee Fishing Lake in Argillite. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Ashland. In 1971, he sold Cherokee Fishing Lake and Devoted his time to farming and some light construction work and refinishing and restoring antique furniture until 1990, when he moved to Monroe, Ohio. In Monroe, he was still active in repairing, restoring and selling antique tools and furniture until 2003. Kermit will be sadly missed by family and friends. He will be buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Ashland. Visitation will be at the Mausoleum at Rose Hill Burial Park on Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 2 to 3 p.m. with the funeral service at 3 p.m. Burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation at 9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44195. Anderson Funeral Homes in Franklin, Ohio, is in charge of the arrangements. Visit www.andersonfuneralhomes.com to share a memory in the family guest book. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Raymond Oakley - 1947-2008 Raymond Oakley, 60, of Grayson passed away at his residence Friday evening. He was born Oct. 28, 1947, in Ibex ,Kentucky, a son of the late Allen F. and Audrey Skaggs Cox. He was preceded by Vernon Oakley, minister. He was retired from Grayson Rural Electric Corporation as maintenance and custodian. He attended the Carter Christian Holiness Church. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Gay Suttles Oakley, his mother, Mary Ellen Oakley of Carter City. One daughter , Gaythel (Eric) Taylor of Grayson. One son, Masonjoe Vernon (Cortni) Oakley of Hitchins. One half-brother, Ron (Cathy) Cox of Mansfield, Ohio, one half-sister, Shirley (Mack) Jeffery also of Mansfield, Ohio, one sister, Loretta (Bob) Litteral of Carter City. Six grandchildren; Hannah, Braxton, Zachary, Noah, Sophia and Erica. Three cousins, Woody and John Oakley both of Mansfield, Ohio and Gerald “Ike” Oakley of Carter City. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson, Russell and Bill Burnett will be the ministers. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www.sparksfh.com Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
William Callihan - 1960-2008 William Keith “Billy” Callihan, 47, of Olive Hill died of natural causes on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, in Masan, South Korea, where he was teaching English to Korean students. He was born on Oct. 3, 1960, in Ashland, the son of William W. “Bill” Callihan and Jackie Kerns Callihan. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Beatrice Lunsford Abbott and his paternal grandparents, Elmer Callihan and Ida Mae Lowe Callihan. Billy attended West Carter High School before obtaining his bachelor of arts degree from Morehead State University and finished his education at New York University on a writing scholarship. He was an actor and playwright at the Gusto House Theatre for many years before his teaching career. He enjoyed traveling abroad, spending time with his niece and nephew and was a born-again Christian. In addition to his parents, survivors include one sister, Tracy Callihan Williams of Morehead; one brother, Jarrod Wylie Callihan of Austin, Texas; one nephew, Andrew Williams; and niece, Hannah Williams, both of Morehead; and his special grandparents, Paul and Lillian Abbott of Marion, Ind. There will be a memorial service Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at the Olive Hill United Methodist Church. Visitation with the family begins at 11 a.m. with the memorial beginning at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Olive Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 465, Olive Hill, Ky. 41164. Globe Funeral Home in Olive Hill is in charge of the arrangements. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Mary E. Wellman - 1921-2008 Mary E. Wellman, 86, of Isaac Park Road in Louisa went to be with her Lord on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008. Mary was born Sept. 18, 1921, in Carter County, Ky., the daughter of the late Leonard Oscar and Anna Belle Kitchen Seagraves. She was a retired clerk, homemaker and member of Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Wellman, who died in 1972; a daughter, Frieda Rae Julian; and three sisters, Virginia McCoy, Carrie Vanmeter and Margaret Seagraves. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Leonard H. and Nellie Wellman of Ashland, Ky., and Dr. Lawrence and Grace Wellman of Sioux Falls, S.D.; two grandchildren, Brian Wellman and Lisa Brown and two great-grandchildren, Alicia and Melissa. Funeral services will be by the Rev. Doug Kelly and the Rev. Ric Frazier at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7 at the Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial will follow in Cyrus Cemetery in Louisa. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Heart Association. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Christopher Adkins - 1982-2007 Mr. Christopher Adkins, age 25, of Olive Hill, Ky., departed this life Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007. He was born April 30, 1982, in Boyd County, Ky. Mr. Adkins was self-employed. He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandparents, Mose Roark, and Ersell and Mary Adkins; and maternal great-grandparents, Lonnie Jessie, and Everett and Jewell Tackett. Chris is survived by his wife, Cyndi Adkins of Flemingsburg, Ky.; father and stepmother, Mike and Karen Adkins of Olive Hill; mother, Kim Tackett also of Olive Hill; three sisters, Kristi Adkins, Kelli Adkins and Michaela Adkins, all of Olive Hill; one nephew, Jayce Hall and one niece, Haylee Hall, both of Olive Hill; two uncles and aunts, Tim and Kim Adkins, and Kenny and Robin Adkins; paternal grandparents, Wayne and Joy Adkins; maternal grandparents, Bill and Sue Tackett; paternal great-grandmother, Nemo Roark; and maternal great-grandmother, Ruby Jessie all of Olive Hill. He also leaves a host of friends and other family members who will sadly miss him. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008 at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Terry Dean, Brother Jim Carroll and Brother Jimmy Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Adkins Family Cemetery on Adkins Loop in Olive Hill. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Friday and until the service hour Saturday at the funeral home. Blake Crank, Nathan Cox, Frank Kyle Morgan, Carl Burton, Wes Waugh, Brian Burton and Dewight Rodgers will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be his good friends. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Irene Horton Boggs - 1919-2007 Mrs. Irene Horton Boggs, age 88, of Ross Chapel Road in Olive Hill, Ky., went home to be with the Lord on Monday evening, Dec. 31, 2007 at her residence. Mrs. Boggs was born Sept. 7, 1919, in Elliott County, Ky., and is a daughter of the late Willie and Mary Belle Adkins Horton. Irene was a homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She was a member of the Providence Freewill Baptist Church and has been a Christian for more than 60 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Leonidas Boggs; two daughters, Betty Edison and Anna Walker; one son, Russell Lee Boggs and a nephew whom she raised as a son, Billy Horton; three grandchildren, Makayla Boggs, Timothy Rice and Baby David Grace; six brothers, Russell Horton, Roy Horton, Orville Horton, Ezra Horton, Ollie Horton and Egar Horton; and four sisters, Tressie Smitherman, May Carter, Edith Whitt and Amanda Howard. She is survived by five sons and three daughters-in-law, William Boggs of Sandy Hook, Ky., Robert and Virginia Boggs of Middletown, Ohio, and Freddie Boggs, Tennyson and Beverly Boggs and Ishmel and Shirley Boggs, all of Olive Hill; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Bonnie and John Paul Burchett of Morehead, Delma and James David Nolen, Reva and Lynn Whisman and Mary Lane Weddington all of Olive Hill. 41 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Virgil Horton of Canton, Ohio. She also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, other family members, neighbors and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008 at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Randy Binion officiating. Burial will follow in Boggs Family Cemetery on Ross Chapel Road in Olive Hill. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today and until time of service Thursday at the funeral home. The grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Mansfield, Ohio Rickie A. Lowe, 48, of Madison Twp. died Friday, April 28, 2006 at Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland after a brief illness. Rickie was born June 5, 1957 in Grayson, Kentucky to Chester and Alice (Taylor) Lowe and lived in the Mansfield area most of his life. He was a 1975 graduate of Mansfield Senior High and served in the U.S. Air Force. Rickie enjoyed horse racing, was an avid bingo player, and his CB handle was "Rambler". Rickie is survived by one son, Chet Lowe of Mansfield; one daughter, Jami Lowe of Mansfield; three grandchildren, Austin, Jeremiah, and Darren; former wife, Lois Lowe; mother; Alice Lowe of Mansfield; one sister, Tammy (Woody) Shafer of Mansfield; one brother, Herald Lowe, also of Mansfield; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles; and his special pet, Sugar. He was preceded in death by his father, Chester Lowe on June 22, 2004. Friends may be received from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2006 at Dean Road Freewill Baptist Church, 1169 Mill Road, Mansfield. Funeral service will be held at the church following calling hours at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Clifford Earl Tackett officiating. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park with full military honors performed by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Werner Funeral Services. Online condolences may be by visiting www.wernerfuneral.com Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Ruby Mae Johnson 1934-2007 NILES — Ruby Mae Johnson, 73, of 925 Youngstown-Warren Road, died at 9:50 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, at the St. Joseph Health Center. She was born in Graham, Ky., on July 11, 1934, to Homer and Zetta (Binion) Allender and moved to Niles as a infant. Ruby was a loving mother to her children and grandchildren and worked as a caregiver for the elderly for many years. She was a member of the House of Prayer in Leavittsburg and the founder of the New Beginnings Club. Ruby is survived by her seven children, Harlan W. (Dori) Johnson of Newton Falls, Peter (Lorrie) Johnson of Howland, Cathy (Hugh) McAleer of Warren, Debra Kajtar of Niles and with whom she lived, Joyce Arcuri of Lordstown, Pamela (Michael) Kunkle of Austintown, Paul (Marsha) Johnson of Niles; sister, Betty Mehle of Weathersfield; brother, James (Debbie) Allender of Mineral Ridge, 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan Johnson, whom she married on Sept. 13, 1952, and died on Jan. 29, 2002, a granddaughter and a brother William Allender. The funeral will be noon Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home, where family and friends may call two hours prior to the service. Rev. Garey McCartney of the Galilee Apostolic Church, Austintown, will officiate. Burial will be at Niles City Cemetery. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Carter County Herald March 6, 1919 "Uncle" Jack Conn Dead A. J. (Jack) Conn died at his home in the out edge of town last Wednesday and was buried Friday at the ripe old age of 94 years. Mr. Conn was one of, if not the oldest man in this section and was better known than any other man in Carter and Elliott Counties. He was a clever man and well liked by all who knew him. The funeral services were conducted at the home Wednesday night by Rev. Sid Jones of the Baptist Church, of which Mr. Conn was a member of long standing. Mr. Conn had a large family, having been married three times and many of his children were present at the funeral. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Harlan "Junior" Grizzell Visitation Wednesday, December 26, 6:00-9:00pm Sparks Funeral home Memorial Service Thursday, December 27, 1:00pm Sparks Funeral Home Interment Grayson Memorial Park Born March 13, 1928 Died December 22, 2007 Harlan “Junior” Grizzell 1928-2007 Harlan Grizzell, 79 of Grayson, passed away Saturday, December 22 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. Junior was born March 13, 1928 in Carter County a son of the late Charlie and Essie Wilson Grizzell. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lorena “Ann” Moore Grizzell, one brother, Huey Grizzell, three sisters, Edna Banks, Naomi Arnett,and Mattie Harris, one grandson, David McQuinley. He retired a welder with the General Motors Corporation of Pontiac, MI. He was an avid fisherman. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by nine children; Karen Morris, Patty (Morton) Clark, Vicky (Danny) Adkins, Paul (Chelsie) Grizzell all of South Shore, KY., Judy Grizzell, Huey “Bill” (Letha) Grizzell, both of Wheelersburg, OH., Sylvia (Raymond) Eshem of Sciotoville,OH., Johnnie Grizzell of McDermot, OH., and Vonda (Danny) Knell of Germany,United States Army. Three sisters, Marie Bowen and Juanita Jackson both of Grayson and Goldie Hay of Leon, one brother, Wayne (Mildred) Grizzell of Flemingsburg, KY.. Thirty grandchildren, thirty-seven great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren Friends may call 6:00-9:00 pm Wednesday, December 26, at the Sparks Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Thursday , December 27, at 1:00pm Sparks Funeral Home, Bill Grizzell and Terry Harris, ministers. Burial will follow at the Grayson Memorial Park. Visit our website for online condolences www.sparksfh.com Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
James A. “Billy” Phillips (1924-2007) James A. “Billy” Phillips, 83, of Olive Hill, died Sunday at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Mr. Phillips was born Jan. 23, 1924 and was the husband of Alice King Phillips. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill. Burial will be in Gilbert Cemetery. Friends may call at 6 p.m. today. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
GEORGE W. BOCOOK, M. D., Matfield Green, was born in Lawrence County, Ky., August 7, 1837. He was educated in his native State, and before attaining his majority, began the study of medicine with Dr. E. W. Burnham of Olive Hill, Ky. In September, 1861, he enlisted as a Sergeant in Company D, Twenty-second Regiment, Kentucky Volunteers. Was assigned to the army of the Ohio, and participated in the battles of Pound Gap, Cumberland Gap, Tazewell and the siege of Vicksburg. The Regiment was then transferred to the Department of the Gulf; but before the campaign had fairly begun, Dr. Bocook was discharged on account of ill health. He then returned to Olive Hill and resumed the study of medicine, and completed his studies at Louisville, Ky. He then attended the Cincinnati Eclectic College of Medicine and Surgery, from which he graduated in 1868. He then began the practice of medicine at Morehead, Rowan Co., Ky., continuing one year, and in the fall of 1869 he came to Kansas. Located at Marysville, Marshall County, where he remained about five years, engaged in the practice of his profession and also in farming. He then removed to Augusta, Butler County, where he followed his profession until the spring of 1878. He then came to Chase County locating at Matfield Green, where he has ever since resided. I n addition to his practice, Dr. Bocook operates a farm of 280 acres, situated on the South Fork of the Cottonwood River in Bazaar Township. He also has a half interest in a general merchandising business, conducted at Matfield Green, under the firm name of Cameron & Bocook. Dr. Bocook is a member of the Christian Church. He has been twice married, first to Miss Martha Scott, of Olive Hill, Ky., whom he married in 1859. She died in 1862, after bearing him two children, of whom George M. is now living. He married Miss Amanda E. Richards, of Olive Hill, Ky., July 10, 1864, by which marriage he has had nine children, of whom Julia A., Evanda, Sarah E., John E., Florence E., Alfred N. and Adah are now living. From William G. Cutler's "History of the State of Kansas" Submitted by: Glen Haney
Rema Pendlum (1928-2007) Mrs. Rema Bond Pendlum, 79, of Olive Hill, went home to be with the Lord Sunday evening, Dec. 23, 2007, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. Mrs. Pendlum was born May 12, 1928, in Carter County, and was a daughter of the late Theodore and Wanda Riley Bond. Rema was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She was a Christian for more than 54 years and a member of the Flat Fork Church of God. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Clayton Pendlum; a grandson, Brian Neal Pelfrey; two brothers, Charles Bond and Phillip Bond; and a sister, Zelma Bond. She is survived by five sons and a daughter-in-law, Larry Pendlum of Naples, Fla., Stanley Pendlum of Atlanta, David Pendlum of Washington, D.C., Darrell and Kaye Pendlum of McMinnville, Tenn., and Scott Pendlum of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Stephen Simpson and Regina and Brent Jaynes all of Morehead and Rita and Frank Skaggs of Atlanta; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; five brothers, Elmer Bond, Jackie Bond and Roger Bond all of Mansfield, Ohio, and Lester Bond and Danny Bond, both Olive Hill; six sisters, Esta Stigall, Stella Strickland and Mary Opal Conn all of Mansfield, Ohio, and Virgie Barker, Judy Stone and Betty Bailey all of Olive Hill; numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of other family members, neighbors and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, at Globe Funeral Home in Olive Hill with Delmar Logan Jr. and Terry Glovier officiating. Burial will follow in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today and until the service hour Thursday at the funeral home. Vernon Kilgore, Mark Orcutt, Greg Kiser, Chalmer Rayburn, Edward Rayburn, Dwight Rayburn and Bill Bradley will serve as pallbearers. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Mona Jane 'Jayne' Wittmer MANSFIELD -- Mona Jane "Jayne" Wittmer, 59, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, in Mansfield after a long illness. Currently she is happy in Heaven with her Lord. Jayne was born July 26, 1945, in Olive Hill, Kentucky. She moved with her family to Mansfield in 1947. The Lord Jesus Christ led her family to the Mansfield Baptist Temple in the early 1960's where she accepted His free gift of salvation at the age of 16. She graduated from Mansfield Senior High in 1964 and married Gene F. Wittmer in 1966. Together they reared four children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. She had a special gift for teaching small children and taught the three year-old Sunday school class for over 20 years. She was employed by Richland Bank as a teller for many years on Trimble and Cook Road. Surviving are her husband, Gene F. Wittmer; her mother, Audrey N. Burton of Mansfield; a sister, Carolyn L. Stamper of Mansfield; a brother, Wayne C. Stephens of Warren, Ohio; a stepsister, Connie Duncan of Gastonia, North Carolina; a daughter and son-in-law Beth Ann and Timothy O'Brien of Powell, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Ali Wittmer of Sulphur Springs, Texas, a son and daughter-in-law, Aaron and Maggie Wittmer of Lewis Center, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Melissa Wittmer of Hillard, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Kathryn, Lucas, and Jonathan O'Brien, Ashley, Kylie, Katie, Kyle, and Abby Wittmer and Rylie Wittmer; two aunts, Vera M. Greenhill of Hayesville and Eula F. Gee of Lucas; a cousin, Darrell Greenhill of Ashland; a cousin, Darlene Hassinger of Lexington; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Woodrow Stephens, and her stepfather, James Burton. Friends may call at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors Friday Aug. 13, 2004 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Mansfield Baptist Temple, conducted by Pastor Dale Adkins. Burial will follow at Mansfield Memorial Park. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Robert Lee 'Bob' Ball, 74, of Owensboro, Kentucky died Friday, October 14, 2005, at Owensboro Medical Health System. He was born on April 8, 1931 in Beech Grove Kentucky to the late Shirley Lee and Mary Ruth (Osborne) Ball. He was a member of Panther Creek Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He retired from Texas Gas Transmission Corporation after 35 years of service, where he was in reproduction and public relations. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Pat; by two daughters and sons-in-law, Stacy & Carlus Mercer of Utica, KY and Tammy & Scott Jones of Owensboro; by a son a daughter-in-law, Eric & Jennifer Ball of Philpot, KY and five grandchildren, Jason Mercer, Kristy Mercer, Brandon Jones, Jillian Jones and Mitchell Jones. Services are at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2005, at James H. Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Owensboro. Burial is in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Sorgho, KY. Visitation is from 1:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday and after 10:00 a.m. on Monday at James H. Davis Funeral Home in Owensboro. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Memorial Fund, Panther Creek Baptist Church, 7146 U.S. Hwy. 431, Owensboro, KY 42301. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Ruth Bocook 1913-2004 Ruth Chaffin Bocook of Charley Creek Road, South Point, Ohio, passed away quietly with her family by her side, Sunday, May 9, 2004, at her residence. She was 90 years of age. Mrs. Bocook was born June 21, 1913, in Lawrence County, Ky., a daughter of the late Bill and Mary Nunley Chaffin. Ruth was a Kentucky colonel and honorary Kentucky admiral. She had two citations from two governors and two state representatives, along with former President Clinton and his wife, Hillary, and recognition from President-elect John Kerry for having nine sons who served their country in the U.S. Navy. Besides her father and mother, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Edward D. Bocook, in 1975; two sons, Joe Randall Bocook and William Jackson Bocook; three brothers, Ernest Chaffin, Alvie Chaffin and Ed Chaffin; and one sister, Emiline Chaffin. Surviving are Mrs. Bocook's 13 children: nine sons, Bill Bocook (Patricia), and John Bocook (Rene), both of Proctorville, Ohio, Jack Bocook (Marlene) of Huntington, W.Va., Jimmy Bocook of South Point, who resided with his mother, Alan Bocook (Sandra) of Catlettsburg, Ky., Edward "Eddie Bo" Bocook (Bea) of Grayson, Ky., David "Butch" Bocook (PK) of South Point, Danny Bocook (Judy) of Ashland, Ky., and Charles Bocook (Pam) of Catlettsburg; and four daughters, Lalona Hodges-Eaken (John) and Luanne Justice (Rick), both of South Point, Mary Hutchison (Stephen) of Huntington, and Donna Hanna (Thomas) of Frankford, W.Va. Mrs. Bocook also leaves behind 38 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Words of remembrance will be shared by the family beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Comforting Scripture will be shared by Mike Neal. Mrs. Bocook will be laid to rest beside her husband following the ceremony at Harmon Cemetery in Lawrence County, Ky. Visitation for those wishing to call on the Bocook family is tonight, May 11, 2004, from 7 to 9 at the funeral home. Contributed by John Grace
Merrill Crisp 1916-2004 Merrill Crisp, 87, of Carter County, died Sunday, May 2, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. She was born July 8, 1916, in Greenup County. A graveside service will be noon Thursday at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio. Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of arrangements. You may visit the Web site at sparksfh.com. Contributed by John Grace
John Bailey Jr. 1921-2004 John Bailey Jr., age 82, of 648 Lost Hills Road, Olive Hill, Ky., passed away Friday morning, April 16, 2004, in St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Ky. Mr. Bailey was born Dec. 31, 1921, in Carter County, Ky., and was a son of the late John and Florence Johnson Bailey. He was a carpenter for Northeast Area Development and served with the U.S. Army during World War II serving in the Phillipines. He was a member of National American Legion. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Charles Anderson; three brothers, Max Bailey, Ronald Bailey and Hulbert Bailey; and two sisters, Arcie Behling and Cordelia Bailey. John is survived by his wife of 38 years, Eva Heffington Bailey and one son, John Bailey III, both of Olive Hill; two daughters and a son-in-law, Lynn and Richard McCollum of Berea, Ky., and Sandra Huston of Norwalk, Calif.; three sisters, Geraldine Fly of Morehead, Clara Erma Bailey of Grayson, Ky., and Wanda Lee Ault of Fort Wayne, Ind.; six grandchildren, Codie Whitt of Morehead, Aaron and Ethan McCollum, both of Berea, Mike Huston of Olive Hill and Debbie Corria and Cathy Huston, both of Norwalk; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2004, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Clyde Holbrook officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Carter Veterans Association, 321 Malone Lane, Grayson, Ky. 41143. Contributed by John Grace
Fern Harris Fern Harris of Grayson died Monday, May 17, 2004, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Everman Cemetery in Grayson. Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of arrangements. Contributed by John Grace
Joseph Carroll 1940-2004 Joseph Vernon Carroll, 63, of Grayson, died Monday, May 24, at his residence. Mr. Carroll was born Aug. 18, 1940, in Carter County. There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. on Friday at Cribbs Hill Cemetery. Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of arrangements. Contributed by John Grace
Thelma Howard - 1948-2007 Thelma "Faye" Adkins Howard, 59, of Grayson passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, at her home. Faye was born Oct. 20, 1948, in Elliott County, the daughter of the late Lonnie and Serilda Jane Prewitt Adkins. She was a Christian and a certified nursing assistant at Carter Nursing and Rehab Center in Grayson. She also was a dancer with the Wizards of Dance. She was preceded in death by two sons, Lonnie Wayne Howard and Steven Lynn Howard; two brothers, Ray Adkins and Ronnie Adkins; and a sister, Marie Barrett. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Dewey Bellin of Wisconsin and Janie and Randy Adkins of Sandy Hook; six grandchildren, Amanda, Savannah, Andrea and Logan Adkins and Duane and Sabrina Bellin.; brothers and sisters, Lonnie Adkins Jr. of Midway, Willard Adkins of Morehead, Kenny Adkins of Lawrenceburg, Isobelle Stephens of Frankfort and Larry Adkins, Donald Adkins, Roger Adkins and Betty Stephens, all of Sandy Hook. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Sunday, at the Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook with Brothers Gary Ferguson and Gary Madden officiating. Burial will be in Howard Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until the service time on Sunday. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Audrey Goss, 81 Saturday October 28, 2006 Andrey Frances (Dean) Kirby Goss, 81, Whitestown, died at 3:20 p.m. Oct. 25, 2006, at Homewood Health Campus in Lebanon. Born March 31, 1925, in Upper Tygart, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Ora and Kate (Fraley) Dean. She married Thomas L. Goss in Lebanon Sept. 23, 1967. He survives in Whitestown. She worked at Eagle Creek Nursery and Hoosier Village in Zionsville. She then was employed in Lebanon at Hickory Creek and English Nursing Home. Later she did private nursing care until she retired in 1985. She enjoyed her family, flowers, garage sales, painting and Bible study. She was a member of Lebanon Rock Church. Other survivors include seven children, Charles Kirby of Bonita Springs, Fla., Kay F. Traylor of Martinsville, Sue Kirby of Constantine, Mich., Gary L. Kirby of Whitestown, David H. Kirby and Bobby R. Kirby, both of Lebanon, and Larry Kirby of Bunker Hill; three step sons, Thomas L. Goss Jr. of Lebanon and Jesse and Franklin Goss, both of Pendleton; four sisters, Shirley Sargent of Ashland, Ky., Darlene McCoy of Whitestown, and Freda Smith and Thelma Howes of Sarah Ann, W.V.; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; She was preceded in death by three brothers, James Lester Dean, Charles Extil Dean and Cledis Jackson Dean. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Myers Chapel of Memories, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Burial will be at Lincoln Memory Gardens in Boone County. Visiting hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Myers Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to Lebanon Rock Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at myersmortuary.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
Willie J. Logan HAGERSTOWN -- Willie Jack Logan, 84, of Hagerstown, died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday, July 12, 2006. He was born in Upper Tygart, Ky., on May 26, 1922, the son of Tobias and Martha Alice Rayburn Logan. He served with the Army during World War II. He was a former employee of Smith Farms of Hagerstown and in 1995 retired following 22 years of service with Nettle Creek Schools. He attended Nettle Creek and West River Friends Meeting. Jack is survived by his wife, Nancy Jane Logan; a daughter, Mary Denise Snyder of Centerville; four brothers, Carl Logan of Columbus, Ohio, Floyd Logan of West Portsmouth, Ohio, Lloyd Logan of South Shore, Ky., Enoch Logan of Fort Myers, Fla.; two sisters, Edith Bryant of Udell, Iowa, Myrtle Murray of South Shore, Ky.; several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Lee and Bert Logan, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15, in Nettle Creek Friends Meeting. Rev. Herschel Murray will officiate. Burial will be in Nettle Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Military graveside services will be conducted by William O. Frazier Post 333 American Legion. Memorials may be made to West River Friends Meeting. Culberson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The video tribute and online guest book will be available at www.culbersonfh.com. Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano
MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL (Mansfield, Ohio) Thursday, March 24, 1977 Ray Heaberlin Sr., 75, of Gallopolis, RD 2, died this morning at the Holtzer Clinic in Gallopolis. Mr. Heaberlin is survived by his wife, Glenna; two sons, Ray Jr. and Robert J., both of Mansfield; a daughter, Mrs. James (Barbara) Tanner of Hampton, Va.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson, Ky. Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens at Grayson. (Note by DKT: The 1910 census of Maddox, Carter County shows 8 year old Ray in the household of Samuel B. Hebberlin, 91 years old and born in Virginia. Ray is listed as his grandson. Also shown in the household is 41 year old Alice Hebberlin who is shown as the daughter of Samuel. There is also a Lake, shown in other records as Lakin, he is 13 years of age and also a grandson of Samuel who is widowed. In the 1900 census Lakin in shown and another grandson Corbett; as well as, Samuel and Alice. Alice in all records is shown as single. It appears that Alice might be the mother of the boys but does not appear to be married.) Submitted by: David Tucker
MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL (Mansfield, Ohio) Wednesday, December 3, 1969 Mrs. Burnis (White) Rogers, 65, of 1645 Molly Ct., widow of Leonard Rogers, died this morning in Mansfield General Hospital following an extended illness. She was born Sept. 22, 1904 in Aden, Ky., and lived in Mansfield for the past 12 years. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. Survivors are two sons, Kenneth Rogers, with whom she made her home, and Chester Rogers of Norristown, Pa.; six daughters, Mrs. Wilma Parsons, 1236 Lennox Ave, Mrs. James Carroll of 130 Purdy St., Mrs. Ersel Carroll, Fairfax Ave., Mrs. Ralph Haney of Marion, Mrs. Albert Barber and Mrs. Curtiss Barber, both of Grayson, Ky. 22 grandchildren, one great-grandson, one brother, Henry White of Fresno, Calif.; six sisters, Mrs. Bessie Whitt, Mrs. Chester Bellomy, Mrs. Gene Sheppard, Mrs. Clifford Tackett, Mrs. Mary Stevens and Mrs. Arnold Rose, all of Mansfield. The body is at the Wappner Funeral Home where friends may call Thursday afternoon and evening. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Church of God of Prophecy, 1080 West Longview Ave., conducted by Rev. Frederick Eugene Montgomery. Graveside services and burial will be held Saturday at the Littleton Cemetery, Gregoryville, Ky. Submitted by: David Tucker
MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL (Mansfield, Ohio) Friday, November 28, 1969 David E. Akers, 84, of Nova, died at his home yesterday morning. A native of Kentucky, he was a resident of Ashland County for 37 years and was a retired B & O Railroad telegraph operator, retiring in 1961. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Plymouth and the Freeport Masonic Lodge 415, F & AM. He is survived by his wife, Gresie; four daughters, Mrs. Raymond Gast of Ashland, Mrs. Walter Akers of Honaker, Ky., Mrs. Richard McClure of Savannah, Ga., and Mrs. Jim Welch of Meade, Neb.; a son, William Frazier of Nova; 21 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister; and seven brothers. Services will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Oakland Church at Wolf, Ky. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery at Wolf. Friends my call tonight from 7 to 9 at the Gilbert Funeral home in Ashland, and Saturday at the Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill, Ky. Masonic services will be held tonight at 9p.m. in the Gilbert Funeral Home. (Note by DKT: The Old Cemetery Index on the Carter Page does list him as David F. Akers, Sept. 27, 1885-Nov. 27, 1969. It gives the cemetery as Oakland. I do not know why his middle initial is shown as “E” in the newspaper and “F” on the stone. Apparently the stone is correct because his WWI draft record shows him as David Fonce Akers. He is shown as a telegraph agent and operator for the B & O Railroad Company. At that time (1918) he is living in Harrison County, Ohio and shows his nearest relative as Mrs. Maggie Akers. The 1920 census of Harrison County, Ohio shows his wife as Margaret who apparently is the same person as Maggie on the WWI draft record. In the 1900 census of Floyd County, Kentucky he is shown as David F. Akers and his parents are Elijah and Cynthia. In the 1880 census of Floyd County his parents are also listed. This would seem to indicate that he might have been born in Floyd County and his burial in Carter is a mystery.) Submitted by: David Tucker
MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL (Mansfield, Ohio) Tuesday, March 1, 1977 Clyde W. Stone, 45, of 220 Schaber St. died Sunday in his home after a nine-month illness. Born in Carter County, Ky. he moved to Bucyrus in 1946. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Marion. He is survived by his wife, Annie, a son Clyde of Bucyrus, three daughters, Mrs. Debra Musselman of Bucyrus, Mrs. Dandra Nolen of Sugar Grove and Carol of Kentucky, two step daughters, Mrs. Judy Hickman of Brokensword and Mrs. Irene Revener of Tipp City, four grandchildren, two brothers, Jesse and Charles, both of Bucyrus and three sisters, Mrs. Carol Gillespie of Bucyrus, Mrs. Bertha Hallon of Cincinnati and Mrs. Ethel Cooley of Kentucky. Services will be held at the Dickerson Funeral Home in Vanceburg, Ky. Friends may call tonight from 7 to 9 at the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home. (Note by DKT: Although I did not find a record of his birth in the Kentucky Birth Records Index I was able to find those of his brothers and sisters and their mother’s maiden name was Effie Wilburn. The 1930 census of Carter County shows Melvin and Effie Stone with their son Jessie and daughter Bertha. The birth records show that Melvin and Effie lived back and forth between Lewis and Carter Counties.) Submitted by: David Tucker
HILLSBORO PRESS GAZETTE (Hillsboro, Ohio) Monday, June 14, 1976 Mrs. Stella Mowery (Leadingham) Horsley, 69, South Shore, Ky., died at 2:15 p.m. Friday in King’s Daughter Hospital, Ashland, Ky. She was a former resident of Greenfield, where she worked for the U. S. Shoe Co. A native of Carter County, Ky., she was born June 9, 1907 to Nathan and Isabelle Pennington Leadingham. She was predeceased by two husbands, George Mowery and Byrd Horsley. She is survived by two sons, Donald Mowery with the U. S. Army in West Germany, and William Mowery, Xenia; three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Gloria) Lewis and Mrs. William (Edna) Larkins, both of Washington C. H., and Mrs. Stephen (Jane) Anderson of Hillsboro; a brother, Everett Leadingham of Grayson, Ky.; three sisters, Mrs. Nerva Lowe of Westwood, Ky., Mrs. Shirley Runyon of Flatwood, Ky. and Mrs. Dolly Horne of Ashland, Ky.; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Greenfield Christian Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dewey Wright officiating. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the Murray Funeral Home, Greenfield, after 2 p.m. today. (Note by DKT: The Old Cemetery Index on the Carter page show both Nathan and Isabella P. Leadingham to be buried in the Leadingham Cemetery. Nathan shown as 1881-1952 and Isabella as 1886-1961.) Submitted by: David Tucker
HILLSBORO PRESS GAZETTE (Hillsboro, Ohio) Wednesday, April 7, 1976 George W. Owens, 89, Rt. 7, died at 5 a.m. today in Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by three sons, George of Rt. 7, Clayton of Hodginsville, Ky. and Allen of Morehead, Ky.; two daughters, Mrs. Dolores Shaffer of Grayson, Ky. and Mrs. Julia Peters of Vandalia; two sisters; four brothers; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Bethel, Ky., Church. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Friends may call at Gleason Roberts Funeral Home, Mowrystown, between 2 and 4 p.m. and 7 and 9 p.m. Thursday. (Note by DKT: The Old Cemetery Index on the Carter page does show a George Owens h/Florence 1886-1976 and Florence w/George 1888-1966. Both in Bethel Cemetery. The 1900 census of Olive Hill, Carter County does show George W. Owen, about 13 years of age, as the son of Hiram and Martha J. Owens. The WWI draft records show that George Washington Owens was born in Smokey Valley, Ky. on October 8, 1886.) Submitted by: David Tucker
HILLSBORO PRESS GAZETTE (Hillsboro, Ohio) Monday, January 5, 1976 Mrs. Fannie (Knipp) Cornell, 95, died at 12:50 p.m. Friday at the White House Nursing Home in Hillsboro. She was born in Kentucky Oct. 14, 1880, the daughter of George Knipp and Sarah Blevens Knipp. She was a member of the United Baptist Church in Louisa, Ky. She had been married three times, with all three husbands, Leander Fife, James M. Fultz and William Cornwell, all preceding her in death. She is survived by three sons, Frank Fife of Olive Hill, Ky., Russell Fife of New Vienna and Allen Fultz of Columbus; one daughter, Mrs. Emma Dyer of Olive Hill, Ky.; 24 grand children, 75 great grandchildren and many great-great grandchildren. Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill, Ky. with burial at Fultz Cemetery in Carter County, Ky. Smith & Son Funeral Home of New Vienna was in charge of local arrangements. (Note by DKT: The Old Cemetery Index on the Carter page does show Fannie Knipp Cornwell buried in Fultz Cemetery. Her dates are shown as 1880-1976. The last name shown in the cemetery as “Cornwell” could be a transcription error. The Old Cemetery Index also shows a George and Sarah Knipp buried at Fultz Cemetery but without stones. ) Submitted by: David Tucker
THE HILLSBORO PRESS GAZETTE (Hillsboro, Ohio) Monday, July 29, 1974 Beulah May (Hicks) Wise, 86, Foraker St., Greenfield, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Sunday at Greenfield Municipal Hospital. She had been ill for three years. She was born April 5, 1888, in Olive Hill, Ky., the daughter of Henry and Rebecca Hicks. Her husband, Samuel, passed away April 20, 1969. She is survived by one son, Robert Wise, Greenfield Rt. 2; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Cooper, Newport, Ky., and Mrs. Anna Hall, Portsmouth. Four brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Murray Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert K. Blaine officiating. Burial will be in Gilboa Cemetery, New Petersburg. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday. (Note by DKT: In the 1900 census Henry and Rebecca Hicks and their family are living in the Smith Branch area of Greenup County. Based on the names they are obviously the parents of Beulah.) Submitted by: David Tucker
THE HILLSBORO PRESS GAZETTE (Hillsboro, Ohio) Friday, June 12, 1970 Virgil R. Bailey, 73, 157 East North Street, Hillsboro, died Wednesday at 5:25 a.m. at Highland District Hospital where he had been confined since May 12. He was a retired carpenter. A native of Olive Hill, Ky., he had lived and worked in this area for the past 25 years. One of his first jobs in the area was on the city water plant. Ill health forced his retirement five years ago. He had roomed at the Charlotte Carroll home through the years. His only close survivor is a sister, Mrs. Ollie Optemheimer, Olive Hill, Ky. and a nephew, Eugene Bailey, Grove City. He was preceded in death by seven children. There were calling hours at the Evans Funeral Home Thursday from 3-5 and from 7-9 p.m. and the body will be taken to Olive Hill for services and burial later this week. (Note by DKT: A photograph of his tombstone in the Tick Ridge Cemetery is available on the Carter County page. It shows Virgil R. Bailey, March 25, 1897 to June 10 1970. His parents are also buried at Tick Ridge and have stones.) Submitted by: David Tucker
THE HILLSBORO PRESS GAZETTE (Hillsboro, Ohio) Tuesday, August 27, 1968 Mrs. Flora Elizabeth (Ingles) Shackelford, 65, East Pleasant Street, Hillsboro, died suddenly at 12:50 a.m. Sunday at the home of a friend in Washington C. H. where she was visiting. She was born in Carter County, Ky., on Oct. 3, 1902, the daughter of Lonnie and Alice Koze Ingles. She had lived in New Market most of her life, moving to Hillsboro recently. She is survived by one son, George Ingles, Hillsboro Rt. 2; one stepson, Jess N. Shackelford, Jr., Kettering; and one stepdaughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Robison, Portsmouth; three brothers, George Ingles, Caledonia, O., Rile Ingles, Waterloo, O., and Lewis Ingles, West Jefferson, O.; six grandchildren and 16 step grandchildren. Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Hope Miller Funeral Home, with Rev. Elmer Hurless officiating and burial following in New Market Cemetery. friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday. Submitted by: David Tucker
THE HILLSBORO PRESS GAZETTE (Hillsboro, Ohio) Friday, December 11, 1959 Mrs. Cora Myrtle (Marcum) Adkins, 81, of 602 Johnson Street, Hillsboro, died at her home Tuesday at 2:10 p.m. She was born in Carter County, Ky., on Feb. 4, 1878, the daughter of Sinklar Marcum and Cora Gray Marcum. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Evans Funeral Home, with the Rev. W. Richard Waddle officiating and burial following in Hillsboro cemetery. She was the widow of John W. Adkins who died in 1952. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Hattie Gilmore, Hillsboro, Mrs. Beatrice Caldwell, DetroitMich., Mrs. Opal Hayes, Webbville, Ky., Mrs. June Jordan, Louisa, Ky.; two sons, James Adkins of Hillsboro and Cappie Adkins of Burbank, Cal., one sister, Mrs. Fanny McBaryer of Beckley, W. Va.; two brothers, William Marcum and Ben Marcum of Davey, W. Va.; 24 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren. (Note by DKT: I have not found this family in the 1880 census but John and Cora Adkins are living in Mingo County, West Virginia in 1900. Submitted by: David Tucker
THE WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE RECORD HERALD (Washington, Ohio) Monday, May 3, 1971 Mrs. Flora (Fultz) Brown, 62, wife of Ollie Brown, of Pleasant Valley, died at 3:27 p.m. Saturday in Chillicothe Hospital. She was born in Carter County, Ky. and was a member of the United Methodist Church at Poe’s Run. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Delores McGraw, Chillicothe, and Mrs. Elizabeth Madden, Pleasant Valley; three brothers, Russell Fultz, of olive Hill, Ky., Elmer of Morehead, Ky., and Otis Fultz, who lives in Indiana, three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Phillips, of Pedro, Mrs. Mary Blevins, of Morehead, and Mrs. Emma LeMaster, of Frankfort, and eight grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Fisher Funeral Home, with the Rev. Zollis King and the Rev. William Skaggs, officiating. Burial will be in Frankfort Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Madden, 103 Wallace Dr., Chillicothe (Pleasant Valley) at any time. (Note by DKT: The 1910 census of Upper Tygart, Carter County shows her as the daughter of Barney and Nanie B. Fultz. According to the Old Cemetery Index on the Carter page Barney D. or B. Fultz is buried in the Fultz Cemetery, his dates are 1868 to 1948. The Kentucky Death Records Index shows that Barney died on May 12, 1948 at 80 years of age. A Nannie B. Fultz is buried at Bowen Chapel and her dates are shown as Apr. 15, 1876 to Dec. 1915.) Submitted by: David Tucker
THE WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE RECORD HERALD (Washington, Ohio) Tuesday, September 30, 1969 Ernest F. Keaton, 83, Lauderman Rd., near New Holland, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday in his home after a six-month illness. A native of Iron Hill, Ky., Mr. Keaton came to the New Holland community 43 years ago from Scioto County. He was a schoolteacher and farmer for 40 years. He attended Lebanon College and was graduated from Berea College, Ky. He was a member of the New Holland Church of Christ in Christian Union. Mr. Keaton is survived by his wife, Goldie Shaw Keaton; three daughters, Mrs. Daniel Hiles and Mrs. Richard Ingles, of London, and Mrs. Kenneth Hiles, of Darbydale; and three sons, Elvas, of Huntsville, Mo., Veryl, of New Holland, and Bernard, of Atlanta; 24 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Church of Christ in Christian Union, New Holland, with the Rev. Ernest Knisley officiating. Burial will be in New Holland Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home, New Holland, after 7p.m. Tuesday and until noon Thursday when they will be received at the church until time of services. (Note by DKT: The 1910 census of Iron Hill, Carter County shows him as the son of Nelson T. and Mary A. Keaton. The Old Cemetery Index on the Carter page does show an N. T. Keaton buried in the Plummer Cemetery but without dates. The Kentucky Death Records Index shows that Nelson Keaton died on September 15, 1912 in Carter County. A Mary A. Keaton died in Carter County on March 31, 1936 at 91 years of age. These ages are fairly close to the census records for Nelson and Mary.) Submitted by: David Tucker
THE LIMA NEWS (Lima, Ohio) Friday, September 7, 1951 Mrs. Anna E. (Minor) May, 72, of 562 Orena Ave., died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Rita’s hospital after a six-month illness. Born Dec. 11, 1879, in Olive Hill, Ky., she had lived in Lima the last 16 years. She was a member of Lafayette Christian Church. Surviving are two sons, Frank, Alger, and Homer, with whom she made her home; three daughters, Mrs. Wilbur Fields, Kenton; Mrs. Harry Yale, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Miss Ann May, Canton; two brothers, Charles Minor, Ashland, Ky., and Ernest, South Webster; four sisters, Mrs. James Shockey, Mrs. A. A. Cunningham, and Mrs. Carrie Crace, all of Ashland, Ky., and Mrs. Newton May, Spargursville, 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Chiles and Son Funeral Home. The Rev. J. C. Clasper will officiate. Burial will be in Fisher cemetery The body will remain in the funeral home until after services. (Note by DKT: The 1880 census of Olive Hill, Carter County shows her to be the daughter of Anderson and Mary Minor, both born in Virginia.) Submitted by: David Tucker
THE LIMA NEWS (Lima, Ohio) Tuesday, February 8, 1977 Floyd James Dye, 88, of Rt.2, Wapakoneta, died at 9:15 p.m. Monday in the Fox Run Nursing Home, Findlay, following an extended illness. Born May 19, 1888, in Carter County, Ky., he was a son of Henry and Mary Mudder Dye. His wife, Nellie Pegman, died in 1957. Survivors include two sons, Alfred Dye of Niles and Floyd J. Dye Jr. of 605 S. Metcalf; five daughters, Evelyn Kimble of 7676 Sandusky Rd., Mrs. Albert (Thelma) Williams of Rt. 2, Wapakoneta, Mrs. Vincent (Mary) Vorhes of Beaverdam, Mrs. George (Georgana) Swartz of Cridersville and Mrs. Gerald (LaVina) Van Dyke of Cairo; 37 grandchildren; and 83 great-grandchildren. Mr. Dye was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and a retired plumber who worked for B.F. Kohli Inc. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Siferd Main Street Chapel, Rev. Willard Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. (Note by DKT: In the 1900 census, Henry and Mary Dye and their family are living in Morehead, Rowan County.) Submitted by: David Tucker
THE LIMA NEWS (Lima, Ohio) Wednesday, December 1, 1976 Johnnie Franklin Pennington, 73, of 2460 N. Cole, was dead on arrival at 11:56 a.m. Tuesday at St. Rita’s Hospital. He was born Oct. 24, 1903 in Carter County, Ky., the son of Johnnie Franklin and Elizabeth Sargent Pennington. His wife, Cora Gibson Pennington, survives. Mr. Pennington retired from the Inland Steel and Coal Co. of Wheelwright, Ky., on Oct. 30, 1964. He was a member of the United Mine Workers Local 5899. Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Phillip of 3308 Shearin, Rudolph of 4439 East Rd., Elida, and Bobby Dean of 853 W. Runyan; two daughters, Dollie Mae Insco of Huntington, W. Va., Mary Elizabeth Newman of 618 Willard; a brother, Clifford of Oakwood; three sisters, Tal(?) Slone of Garrett, Ky., Nellie Ball of Baltimore, Md., and Leola Craft of Sciotoville; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Floyd Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, Ky., with burial in Richmond Cemetery in Prestonburg. Friends may call at Siferd Westwood Chapel from 7 to 9 tonight. (Note by DKT: In the 1910 census of Carter County this family is living in the Maddox area. Both Johnnie and his father are listed under the first name “Franklin”. The elder Franklin is shown as 45 and born in Kentucky. One house away is a 48 year old Hiram Pennington and his family, possibly a brother and uncle. A John F. and Elizabeth Pennington are buried at Everman Cemetery. John’s dates are shown as 1864-1927 and Elizabeth’s as 1875-1927. By 1920 Lizzie Pennington and her family are shown living in the Pleasant Valley area.) Submitted by: David Tucker
THE LIMA NEWS (Lima, Ohio) Saturday, June 6, 1959 Elijah Campbell, 59, of Alger died of cancer at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the home of his mother, Mrs. Ida Campbell. He had been ill one year. He was born Nov. 13, 1900 at Carter County, Ky. He never married. Surviving are his mother; five brothers, Frank of Benton Harbor, Mich., and Nicholas, Merle and Lloyd, all of Alger; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Risner of Danville, Mich., Mrs. Novelda Smith of Waynesfield, and Mrs. Rose Lawrence of Dunkirk. Mr. Campbell was a member of the Assembly of God Church at Alger. He was a retired carpenter. Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, with Rev. Evan Richards officiating. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Alger. Friends may call at Hanson Funeral Home at Alger after 10 a.m. Saturday. Submitted by: David Tucker
THE JOURNAL TRIBUNE (Marysville, Ohio) Friday, April 19, 1974 Boone Nelson, 84, died Thursday night at his home at Richwood Rt. 1 after a long illness. A World War I veteran, he was born June 6, 1889 in Carter County, Ky. to Lark and Sarah (McGlone) Nelson. He was married Oct. 18, 1919 in Portsmouth to the former Lue Ema Williams, who survives. Surviving are three sons, Henry L., Mt. Gilead, Merlin H., Richwood, and George C., LaRue; five daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Sara) Perrin, Geneva, Mrs. Ray (Cindy) Speakman, Mrs. Wendell (Mary) Daniels and Mrs. Russell (Norma) Smith, Richwood and Mrs. Ova (Marie) Caldwell, Marysville; a brother, Charles, Kentucky; 30 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home, Richwood with Rev. Earl Cosand and Rev. Harold Wyandt officiating; Burial will be in the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday afternoon and evening. (Note by DKT: His WWI draft records show his place of birth as Carter City, Kentucky) Submitted by: David Tucker
MARYSVILLE JOURNAL TRIBUNE (Marysville, Ohio) Monday, March 31, 1980 Mrs. Nellie (Hall) Webster, 79, Stokes Rd., died at Union County Memorial Hospital Sunday after several months illness. The daughter of Alvin and Sally (Bryant) Hall, she was married May 17, 1918 in Grayson, Ky. to Oather Webster who survives. Also surviving are three sons, Homer, and Edward Webster, Ridgenelle and Vernon Webster, Columbus; three daughters, Thelma Myers and Ada Laird of Marysville and Wanda Young, Grove City; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; four sisters and four brothers all of Grayson, Ky. Funeral service will be held at the Freshwater-Ferguson Funeral Home in North Lewisburg at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. J. Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Middleburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. (Note by DKT: The Old Cemetery Index on the Carter County page show her parents Alvin and Sallie buried in the Everman Cemetery. Alvin 1880-1954 and Sallie 1882-1962. The Kentucky Death Records Index show that Alvin died on July 18, 1954 and a Sallie B. Hall died in Boyd County on October 19, 1962 at 80 years of age.) Submitted by: David Tucker
MARYSVILLE JOURNAL TRIBUNE (Marysville, Ohio) Monday, April 2, 1979 Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today at Postle-Hale Funeral Home for Orville Everett Kibbey, 83, Zanesfield, who died at home March 30 after an illness of one and a half years. He was born Nov. 19, 1895, to James and Ellen (Grubb) Kibbey, in Carter County, Ky., birthplace of both parents. A ten-year resident of Zanesfield, he was first married to Martha E. Stephens, who is deceased, and was married in Greenup, Ky. Sept. 21, 1935 to Elizabeth Benner Stephens, who survives. A veteran of World War I, he was a retired farmer and carpenter. He is survived by one son by his first wife, James W., Columbus; and four sons, Thomas R., Portland, Tenn., George F., Grayson, Ky., Timothy D. and Garry E., both of Marysville, by his second wife. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Walter of Portsmouth and Samuel of Hamilton; and a sister, Mrs. Elgan (Ethel) Blevin, Grayson, Ky. The Rev. Morgan Miller officiated at the service and interment was in Mound Cemetery, Piketon. (Note by DKT: According to the Old Cemetery Index on the Carter County page it appears that his parents are buried in the Kiser Cemetery, although I don’t know which Kiser Cemetery. The are shown as James T. Kibbey Oct. 5, 1860-Mar. 13, 1925 and Ellen Grubb Kibbey shown as Mar. 10, 1871-May 13, 1925. Orville’s draft records give his place of birth as Grayson but in the 1900 and 1910 census records they are listed in Iron Hill. The census records do confirm his father as James T. and indicate that his mother’s full name was probably Martha Ellen Grubb Kibbey.) Submitted by: David Tucker

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