2014 Transcribed Carter County Obituaries

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Jeanette Fultz Madden, age 78, of Trumbo Road, Morehead, departed this life Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at the Life Care Center of Morehead.
She was born July 22, 1936, in Rowan County to the late Charlie Fultz and Callie Bailey Fultz. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death one brother, Bill Fultz.
Her husband of 61 years, Herbert Madden, whom she married April 14, 1951, departed this life on May 16, 2012.
She leaves family to mourn her passing; six sons, Jeffery Madden of Morehead, Steven and Rita Madden of Olive Hill, 
Gary and Tammy Madden of Morehead, Phillip and Jennifer Madden of Olive Hill, Jerrild and Diane Madden of 
Lexington, Loren and Melissa Madden of West Liberty; three sisters, Inita Sparkman, Betty Jo Davis, and 
Phyllis Utterback, all of Morehead; a sister-in-law, Betty Jo Fultz of Morehead; ten grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. 
She also leaves behind other relatives and friends as well as brothers and sisters in Christ who will miss her too.
Mrs. Madden was a homemaker and member of the Soldier Church of God.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014, at Northcutt & Son Home for 
Funerals Memorial Chapel with Brother Delmar Logan, Jr. and Pastor Elwood Evans officiating. 
Burial will follow in Bowen Chapel Cemetery in Carter County.
Grandsons Ross, Matthew, Josh, Caleb, Asa, and Collin Madden, will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. Friday, August 22, 2014, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead.


William Floyd Davis, 74, of Grayson passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Malone Funeral. Burial will be in the McGlone Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Friday after 9:00 a.m. until service time at the Malone Funeral Home.
Mr. Franklin Delano Williams, age 73, of Morehead, passed away Friday morning, August 15, 2014, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. He was born August 19, 1940, in Carter County, a son of the late Arthur and Mary Clay Williams. Franklin was retired from Johns Manville in Waterville, Ohio, and enjoyed fishing, watching sports, and driving his Thunderbird. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Jessica Lyn Medlen. Franklin is survived by one son, Franklin Delano Williams Jr. of Morehead; three daughters and a son-in-law, Carol Medlen of Morehead, Sandra D. and Fred Akerman of Friendswood, Texas, and Patricia Ann Strunk of Shoshone, Idaho; 15 grandchildren; and three brothers, Garner Williams, Donnie Williams, and Eddie Williams, all of Olive Hill. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill, with Brother Clyde Holbrook officiating. Burial will follow in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 12 noon until the service hour at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home, 145 Gearhart Street, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.
Mr. Douglas Allen Fultz, age 38, of Fairmount, Indiana, passed away Wednesday evening, August 13, 2014, at his mother's home in Fairmount. He was born December 20, 1975, in Marion, Indiana, a son of Kay (Shelton) Blackwell and the late Thomas J. Fultz. Douglas was a 1995 graduate of Madison-Grant High School. He worked many years at Carey Services in Marion. Douglas had a great memory as he never forgot the birthdays of others. He enjoyed taking walks to the Village Pantry and watching people. You could also find him listening to music quite often and going to the bowling alley. Besides his father he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Frank and Irene Fultz of Olive Hill; his maternal grandparents, Furman and Macy Shelton of Tennessee; two aunts, Dema Hampton and June Woodward; and one uncle, Dean Shelton. In addition to his mother, Douglas is survived by his stepfather, Charles Blackwell of Fairmount, Indiana; one sister, Angela (Kevin) Hensley of Fairmount, Indiana; one half brother, D. J. Fultz of Marion, Indiana; three nephews, Christopher (Ashley) Blackburn, Dusten Blackburn, Anthony Blackburn, of Tennessee; two great nephews, Julius and Jakesten; one great niece, Addison; several aunts, uncles, and cousins in Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, and Alabama; and special friends, Heidi Eccles, Betsy McGlynn, Kylee Howard, and Bobby Moon. Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main Street, Gas City, Indiana. Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service. Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, August 17, 2014, at the Fultz Cemetery in Olive Hill, Kentucky, with Brother Clyde Holbrook officiating. Friends visited from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky.
Mrs. Barbara Ann King Blankenship, age 81, of Olive Hill, passed away Monday morning, August 18, 2013, at her residence. She was born November 3, 1932, in Carter County, a daughter of the late George and Edra Womack King. Barbara was of the Christian faith and retired from the Smokey Valley Truck Stop. She enjoyed reading, working crossword puzzles, listening to music, and spending time with her granddaughter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Otha “Cordell” Blankenship; one brother, Allen King; and one sister, Sybil Blevins. Barbara is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Sonja and Sam Sammons of Olive Hill; one stepdaughter, Patty Stephens of Russell Springs; one granddaughter, Santana Sammons of Olive Hill; and one sister, Janet Blizzard of Florida. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Friday, August 22, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Matthew Blankenship officiating. Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Friday, August 22, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.
Billy J. Reeder, 76, of Mansfield, died Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Grant Medical Center. Born July 27, 1938 in Soldier, KY, he was the son of Arthur Paul and Bessie Mae (Bradley) Reeder. Billy was a ten year veteran serving with the US Air Force and Reserves, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant. A retired steel worker from Armco Steel, he was a member of Bethel Freewill Baptist Church and an avid Cleveland Indians fan. Billy was a loving husband, father, and "paw paw" and always enjoyed visiting with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Shelva (Thompson) Reeder of Mansfield; sons, Michael (Marian Zeigler) Reeder of Mansfield and Phil Reeder of Ontario; daughter, Rhonda Kay (Butch) Phillips of Ontario; grandchildren, Samantha (Jason) Hotz, Travis (Skylar) Reeder, Justin Reeder, Elizabeth Langston, Adam Utiss, Summer (Billy Salser) Reeder, Zach Reeder, Maranda Ray (Jordin Duncan), Kasandra Ray (Mitch Sauder), Ryan Phillips, and Ashley Phillips; 11 great grandchildren; brothers, Charles Reeder of Salvisa, KY and Jack (Betty) Reeder of Galion; and several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Reeder; brothers, James and Lloyd Reeder; and sister, Geraldine Burton. Friends may call Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Rd., Ontario. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home conducted by Brother Larry Hill, Jr.and Brother Herman Copley. Friends may also call one hour prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Military graveside services conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Squad will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Layne Fraley, 15, of Grayson went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. He was born February 17, 1999, in Huntington WV a son of Ernest Seagraves of Olive Hill and Rhonda Fraley McGuire of Grayson. He was a sophomore at East Carter High School where he was a member of the Jr ROTC, a member of the First Baptist Church and an avid UK and Dallas Cowboys football fan. He was preceded his maternal great-grandparents Haskell and Dorothy Fraley and a maternal great-grandfather Gene McDavid. His survivors including his mother and father is his maternal grandparents Ron Fraley and Brenda McDavid Porter; his maternal great-grandmother Elsie McDavid; two sisters Emily White of Grayson and Lyndsey Fannin of Westwood; his aunt Laci Fraley; first cousin Braden Jenkins and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 18th, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Grayson with Paul Schmidt, Russell Schmidt and George Steele officiating. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from Sunday, August 17th from 6-9 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Life Center. Malone Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Archie Allen Callihan, age 74, of Olive Hill, passed away Wednesday afternoon, August 13, 2014, at his residence. He was born March 25, 1940, in Carter County, a son of the late John and Ora Brammer Callihan. Archie worked at different sewing factories and retired from the Carter County School System after working at several schools. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by nine brothers, Curry Callihan, Delbert Callihan, Dickie Callihan, Gomer Callihan, Bethel Callihan, Tommy Callihan, Homer Callihan, Otha Callihan, and Charles Callihan, and five sisters, Annabelle Foxwell, Nannie Lawson, Marceline Callihan, Helen Dawkins, and Geraldine Callihan. Archie is survived by his wife of 51 years, Virginia "Louise" King Callihan; three sons and daughter-in-law, Donnie Callihan of Olive Hill, Gary Callihan and Marlena Farmer of Ulysses, and Clyde M. and Kimberly Callihan of Grayson; one daughter and son-in-law, Ora Ann and Jonathan Carroll of Olive Hill; 12 grandchildren, Joshua, Kimberly, Katrina, Martikki, Courtney, Patrick, Brooklyn, Logan, Morgan, Sarahjo, Jacob, and Luke; four great grandchildren, Jaiden, Leon, Christopher, and Whitney; one brother, James "Jim" Callihan of Olive Hill; one sister and brother-in-law, Lillian Peno and Ralph Knipp of Dayton, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Nina Callihan of Sacramento, California; several nieces and nephews; and his special dog, Levi. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Rex Sagraves and Brother J. C. Bond officiating. Burial will follow in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, August 15, 2014, and until the service hour on Saturday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.
John Newland, 88, of Grayson died Monday, August 11, 2014 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. He was born March 3, 1926 in Grayson, the son of the late L.C. “Pat” Newland and Stella (Blevins) Newland. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Pactalous United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Campbell Newland; a son, Phillip Newland, a step-mother, Vina Conley Newland; five sisters, May Hall, Gladys Johnson, Belle Steele, Missouri Blair and Jessie Geer; grandson, Kenneth Lee Bradford. He is survived by a son Johnny (Carolyn) Newland of Webbville; three daughters, Linda (Bob) Leadingham of Grayson, Jeannie (George) Martin of Grayson, Brenda (Nick) Bradford of Vermontville, MI; two brothers, Paul (Bainton) Newland and Glen (Lois) Newland both of Grayson; a sister, Jean Dickerson of OH; eleven grandchildren, John (Tammy) Leadingham of Grayson, Roberta (Josh) Lucas of Grayson, Lori (James) Conley of Isonville, April Estep of Olive Hill, Bruce Martin of Virginia, Rob Martin of Grayson, Misty (Chris) Branham of Grayson, Jeremy (Stacey) Newland of MI, Josh (Jessica) Bradford, Richie (Tabitha) Bradford of MI; Renee Huff of Grayson; twenty -three great-grandchildren, Joshua and Jake Leadingham, Isaiah and Elijah Lucas, Mandy, Jamie and Tommy Conley, Anna, Eric and Austin Estep, Kaila and Levi Martin, Jayda Martin, Chase Branham, Johnny, Lily and Tucker Newland, Kaiden and Parker Bradford, Ada and Henry Bradford, Ashley Sexton and Shelby Artis; two great-great grandchildren, Sawyer Sexton and Shay Sexton. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by Glen Newland and George Steele, ministers. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Kemper Cemetery, near Grayson
Mr. Ralph Frazier, age 94, of Anderson, Indiana, formerly of Olive Hill, passed away Thursday morning, August 7, 2014, at Keystone Woods Assisted Living Center in Anderson, Indiana. He was born October 16, 1919, in Cannelton, West Virginia, a son of the late Edward and Connie Burchett Frazier. Ralph was a Christian and proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed fishing. He loved working his farm produce, driving his tractor on the farm, and spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Lois Foster Kiser Frazier; two brothers, Howard Frazier and Elwood Frazier; and one sister, Lillian Hall. Ralph is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Pamela Frazier of Anderson, Indiana; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sheila Stoops of Arizona, and Mayola and Frank Gettelfinger of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; seven grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and one brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Susie Frazier of Olive Hill. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 11, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Clyde Holbrook officiating. Burial will follow in the Kiser Cemetery on Route 2 in Olive Hill, with full military rites conducted by the Olive Hill American Legion Post No. 138. Friends may visit from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Monday, August 11, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.
Mr. Wylie Maynard Baker, age 80, of Counts Hollow, Olive Hill, passed away Saturday evening, August 9, 2014, at his residence. He was born January 2, 1934, in Carter County, a son of the late James Lloyd and Juantha Harris Baker. Wylie was of the Christian faith, he proudly served his country in the United States Navy, he was retired from the Carter County Maintenance Department. Wylie enjoyed hunting, fishing, Nascar races, and spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray Baker and Lloyd (Judge) Baker, and two sisters, Grace Bell and Gail Stephens. Wylie is survived by his wife of 56 years, Emiko Morinaga Baker; two sons and daughter-in-law, Randy Baker and special friend Annette Rayburn of Olive Hill, Bob and Teri Baker of Ashland, Ohio; one daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and Brian Griffith of Morehead; five grandchildren, Keara Stillwell, Lee Ann Baker, Ian Baker, Justin and Feleisha Knight and Hannah Baker, and seven great grandchildren; one brother Charles Baker of Union Town, Pennsylvania; and three sisters, Betty Kent of Dayton, Ohio, Dorothy Agee of Hubert Hights, Ohio, and Faye Randall of Phoenix, Arizona. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Randy Binion officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Olive Hill, with full military honors by Olive Hill American Legion Post No. 138. Friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, and until the service hour at 2 p.m. at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.
Tony Allen Haywood, Sr., 64, of Mt. Sterling formerly of Grayson died Thursday, August 7, 2014. He was born March 24, 1950 a son of the late George and Maxine Hall Haywood. He served his country proudly in the Army during Vietnam from 1968 – 1970 and was a laborer with Capital Tunneling. He was preceded in death by a daughter Wanda Haywood Brewer; three brothers Roy, Ray and Dewey Haywood; two sisters Gayle Haywood and Clarice Haywood Wauck. His survivors include one son Tony Haywood, Jr. of Grayson; six brothers Carl Haywood, James Haywood and Billy Joe Haywood all of Grayson, Paul (Arlene) Haywood of Ashland, Jack (Laurel) Haywood of MI and George (Mary) Haywood of MI; eight grandchildren Aaron Brewer, Amber Martin Stone, Amy Jo Pennington, Ernest Pennington, Brady Allen Haywood, Danny Blake Haywood, Coalton Lee Haywood and Kensey Alexander Haywood. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Malone Funeral Home with Delmar Rogers officiating. Burial will be in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East with military honors. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m.
Mrs. Cloma "Nanny" Barker Ruley, age 84, of Olive Hill, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, August 6, 2014, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. She was born May 13, 1930, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Millard and Nora Mauk Barker. Cloma was a member of the Mills Branch Apostolic Church and was very faithful to support her son in his ministry with the church. She worked for several years doing upholstery and sewing work for local people. Cloma was "Nanny" to many children during her lifetime providing them a loving home through her foster care work. She enjoyed attending church functions, being outdoors, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Gorman Lee "Pud" Ruley; three brothers, Garland Barker, Delmaine Barker, and Joel Barker; and three sisters, Clara Binion, Thurma Carter, and Vada Dunaway. Cloma is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Joe and Carrie Ruley of Olive Hill, and Gary and Diane Ruley of Ashland; two daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie and Wayne Sexton and Tina and Jeremy Henderson, all of Olive Hill; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild; one brother and sister-in-law, Clowell and Kathy Barker of Olive Hill; and three sisters and a brother-in-law, Beulah Binion of Olive Hill, Lou Vada and Glen Bond of Olive Hill, and Marquetta Shaffer of Grayson. She also leaves many other family members, church family, and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Mills Branch Apostolic Church in Olive Hill, with Brother Paul Tussey, Brother Mike Caudill, her son Pastor Joe Ruley, and her grandson Brother Tim Ruley officiating. Burial will follow in the Olive Hill Memorial Park.
Mr. Mack J. "Tom" Mocabee, age 74, of Olive Hill, passed away Saturday evening, August 2, 2014, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. He was born May 3, 1940, in Carter County, a son of the late Mack Sam and Beatrice Trumbo Mocabee. Tom was a carpenter with Union Local #1005 and attended Hayes Branch Community Church. He enjoyed going to car races, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Joe Mocabee, William Dee Mocabee, Charles Jack Mocabee, Windell Jeff Mocabee, and John Mocabee, and one sister, Eunice Maxine Conn. Tom is survived by his wife of 51 years, Brenda McDowell Mocabee; three sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Cheri Mocabee of Valparaiso, Indiana, Samuel and Charlene Mocabee of Portage, Indiana, and Gregory and Kecia Mocabee of Valparaiso, Indiana; one daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Jackie Crump of Kouts, Indiana; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; and one brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Lois Mocabee of Flatwoods. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Byron Hargett and Brother Gayle Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Trumbo Hill Cemetery in Soldier. Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, and until the service hour on Wednesday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Mary Ruth Steele Marcum, 64, of Grayson, passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson. Interment will be in the Messer-Rogers Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 5th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday after 9:00 a.m. until service time at the Malone Funeral Home.
Yvonne Newsom Everman, 76, of Grayson went to be with her Lord Friday August 1, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her family, after a courageous five year battle with cancer. Yvonne was born April 13, 1938 in Pleasant Valley, daughter of the late Fred and Rena Bentley Newsom. Including her parents she was preceded in death by a grandchild, Tate Commodore Dearfield, a great-grandchild, Jackson Dearfield, and twenty two brothers and sisters. Yvonne was a graduate of Olive Hill High School in 1955, worked as the Deputy Clerk for Carter County District Court for 24 years, a member of the First Baptist Church of Grayson for over 50 years, a member of the Republican Women’s Club, was an Election Poll worker for Carter County and was a Kentucky Colonel. Yvonne is survived by her husband of 59 years, Don West Everman Sr. of Grayson; two daughters, Marquetta (Perry) Dearfield and Jane (Michael) Potter both of Grayson; a son, Don W. (Valerie) Everman Jr of Grayson ; eight grandchildren, Dustin (Sarah) Everman, Weston Everman, Austin Everman, Whitney Dearfield, Perry Dearfield, Jr., Michaela Potter, Michael (Wendy) Potter and Lori Potter; six great-grandchildren, Kaleb Everman, Lennix Everman, Macey Everman, Markeylen Dearfield, Trey Potter and Jared Potter. Funeral service will be 11 am Tuesday August 5, 2014 at the Malone Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-9 pm Monday August 4, 2014 at the funeral home.
Carlos Wade Everman II, 26, of Greenup, went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 1, 2014. Carlos was born August 7, 1987, in Greenup County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Wade and Sharon Kay Everman Sr., of Grayson, and Sharen Hall Everman, of Greenup. Surviving are two sisters, Staci Brooke Everman and Kara Le Everman, of Russell, and one brother, Brandon Dane Evans, of Greenup, and three nephews. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 6, at South Shore Old Regular Baptist Church, and friends may call after 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery in South Shore.
Lavina May Sammons, age 65, formerly of Fairborn, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at home. She was born the daughter of Danford & Opal (Reliford) Sammons on August 22, 1948 in Grayson, Kentucky. She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Dan and Bob Sammons, niece Deanna Sammons, and a special friend Joyce Scott. Lavina is survived by her God daughter Becky (John) Bezich, sisters in law Dottie Sammons and Karen Sammons, brother Richard Wampler, grandchildren Samantha and Sydney Bezich, nieces Melissa Theis, Jenna Posey, Emily Sammons, Deborah Rispallo, nephews Jonathan Sammons and Dan Sammons, cousins Donna Johnson and Velma Johnson, and a special friend Karen Chiesa. Lavina dedicated 42 years and retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base. She was a loving God mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend. She will be missed by all who love her. Friends may call in the Burcham Jennings Funeral Home on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 2PM to 3PM where funeral services will be held at 3PM.
Marvin L.Thompson ,67, of Mansfield, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at his residence, following a courageous battle. Marvin was born on August 9, 1946 in Olive Hill, KY, to Clyde and Rose (Brown) Thompson. He was an avid outdoorsman, and especially enjoyed coon hunting and fishing. Marvin was a good-hearted man known by his family and friends as "The Mayor of Little Kentucky". He is survived by three children, Mitch Woodhall, Andrea LeMaster, and Michelle Thompson; and grandchildren , two brothers, Clifford and Jim; two nephews, Arlie Thompson and Danny Tucker Thompson; numerous nieces and nephews. While Marvin is survived by many friends, a special thanks to Kevin Frazier for his love and support. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; and seven siblings, Paul, Ann, Glenn, Georgie, Fay, Aline, and Harlan. Calling hours will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. July 21st, 2014 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield. Funeral services will be at 12:00 p.m. on July 22nd ,2014, with Pastor C. Earl Tackett officiating. Burial will follow at Bunker Hill Cemetery.
Hildreth "Jerry" Robinson, 87, of Tipp City passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 at SpringMeade Health Center. Born June 3, 1927 in Olive Hill, KY to the late Marion and Mattie {Shumate} Robinson. Also preceding him in death are his siblings; Hally Jordan, Madene Evans, Flo Cartee, Ethel Bowling, Virgie Boggs, Thurman Robinson, William Robinson and Mildred Bergeron. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Juanita {Vanhorn} Robinson, Tipp City, children, Jay Lynn {Bledsoe} and her husband Jim Nickell, Troy, OH, James Bledsoe, Tipp City, grandchildren, Jammie Wright, Denver, CO and Jennifer Bledsoe, Dayton, OH and great grandchildren, Naomi and Jade Wright, Denver, CO. Jerry proudly served his country in during WWII in the United States Marine Corp serving in China. He was a tool maker by trade and retired from Delco Products. He was a devout Christian, a Life Member of the American Legion Post #586, Tipp City and a Life Member of the VFW in Vandalia. Jerry loved hunting and fishing and enjoyed spending time with his wife, Juanita at their family farm in Kentucky. A private family graveside service will be held at Maple Hill Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to FRINGS AND BAYLIFF FUNERAL HOME 327 W. Main St., Tipp City, OH 45371
Lola Mae Coburn, 88, of Hillsboro, passed away, Monday, July 21, 2014 at Crestwood Nursing Home in Hillsboro. She was born Nov. 20, 1925 in Olive Hill, Ky., the daughter of the late Pleasant L. and Anna Belle (Roe) Holbrook. In 1945, she married Edgar Wesley Coburn, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Coburn raised her family in Redondo Beach, Calif., where she developed her love for antiques into a business that at took her and Ed all over America. They retired in Jackson to be close to family. Surviving are her three sons, Michael (Alora) Coburn of Hillsboro, Robert (Aly) Coburn of San Luis Obispo, Calif. and Geoffrey (Marsha) Coburn of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; brother, Don (Betty) Holbrook of Martinsville, Ind.; sister, Parma Morefield of Grove City; 14 grandchildren, Bret, Michael, Robert, Sara, Jeremiah, Sheila, Elizabeth, Joshua, Chrissy, Jenna, Lacey, Ryan, Bryan and Justin; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Lola was preceded in death by her brothers, Ancil, Haskell and Vencil Holbrook; and grandson, Kaleb Andrew. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 24 at the Rhoads-Edgington Funeral Home, Hillsboro, with pastor Kimball Zornes officiating. Interment will be at the family's convenience in the Wheelersburg Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Contributions in Mrs. Coburn's memory may be made to the Crestwood Nursing Home Activity Fund, 141 Willettsville Pike, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133.
Ronald E. "Runt" Conn, Sr., 63, of Mansfield died Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Samaritan Regional Health System in Ashland. He was born February 23, 1951 in Mount Vernon, Ohio to the late Betty Jane Van Riper Conn and Billie Conn, Jr. Known affectionately as "Runt", he retired from General Motors where he worked in the shipping, receiving and quality control departments. He was a member of the Moose and was passionate about dancing. Runt loved horses, watching NASCAR and cooking. His family was most important to him and he enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Pam Adkins Conn; three children, Carrie (Rich) Hartman of Akron, Ron (Kelly) Conn, Jr. of Shelby, Bill Conn of Mansfield; a stepdaughter, Taylor Adkins of Cardington; a stepson, Mickey Wallace of Mansfield; twelve grandchildren; a brother, Donald Conn of Mansfield; two nephews, Paul N. Conn and Andrew V. Conn; and a niece, Charity S. Conn Moore. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, August 4, 2014 in the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road. The funeral service conducted by Pastor Phil Green will be held in the funeral home Tuesday, August 5 at 10:30 a.m. Burial at Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon will follow.
Mrs. Alma Mae Lawhorn Nolan Tabor, age 79, of Olive Hill, passed away Thursday morning, July 31, 2014, at her residence. She was born February 10, 1935, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Ollie Stegall and Stella Lawhorn Bryant. Alma was a member of the Upper Tygart Freewill Baptist Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed going to church, working puzzles, cooking for community dinners, and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Homer Nolan and James Tabor; one son, Johnny Lee Nolan; and one sister, Myrtle McDaniel. Alma is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, William and Jeana Nolan of Lee’s Summitt, Missouri, Thomas Nolan and special friend, Sue McEathron, of Olive Hill, and James and Carolee Tabor of Ashland; two daughters and a son-in-law, Ginger and Daniel Garris of Elliott County, and Tammy Kegley of Plymouth, Ohio; two stepsons, Johnny Tabor of Mansfield, Ohio, and Danny Tabor and his wife, Mitzi of Olive Hill; one stepdaughter, Joan Goodan and her husband, Eddie of Olive Hill; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two very special girls she thought of as her own, Debbie Lowe and Rickalyn Rayburn, both of Olive Hill; two special boys she thought of as her own, Timmy Barker and David Barker, both of Olive Hill; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Fredrick and Dorothy Gilliam of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Willie and Winiford Bryant of South Charleston, Ohio; and three sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Walters of Mansfield, Ohio, Susie Bland of Plymouth, Ohio, and Rachael and Ernest Gilliam of Olive Hill. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Ashley Kidd and Brother Gene Rayburn officiating. Burial will follow in the Owens Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, August 2, 2014, and until the service hour on Sunday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Rita Easterling, Sherry Rayburn, Sally Stone, and Debbie Lowe.
Mr. Mike Riggs, age 59, of Olive Hill, passed away Wednesday morning, July 30, 2014, at his residence. He was born December 1, 1954, in Boyd County, a son of the late Chester Warren and Dorothy May Skaggs Riggs. Mike was of the Christian faith and a former heavy equipment operator in the coal mines. He loved welding, cutting, and tinkering in his blacksmith shop fixing things for his family and friends. Mike is survived by his companion of 25 years, Sally Mabry; one son, Drayce Judson Mabry of Olive Hill; and one grandson, Drayson Alan Mabry. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, August 1, 2014, at the Riggs Family Cemetery on Route 986 in Carter County, with Brother Kenneth Reynolds officiating. Friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, August 1, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Helen Louise Thomas Walker, 86, of Grayson, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at her residence. She was born February 8th, 1928 at Stinson, a daughter of the late William and Rose Easterling Thomas. Helen was a homemaker and a member of the Willard Church of Christ where she participated in the choir. She was always caring and thinking of others. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Ward Walker, a granddaughter, Elizabeth Rose Walker, two brothers, Ray Thomas and Bob Thomas, two sisters, Grace Defoe and Betty McDavid. Her survivors include: her husband of 64 years, Leondas Walker of Grayson; one son, Kevin Walker of Grayson; two daughters, Leetta (Gary) Jackson and Sherri (Brian) McDavid both of Grayson; four sisters, Hazel Allen of Lakeland, Susan Holbrook of Grayson, Freda Phillips of Venice, FL and Yvonne Wells of Grayson; two brothers, Billy Joe Thomas of Grayson and Dearl Thomas of Willard; 9 grandchildren, Heather Bocook, Amanda Walker, Garrett Jackson, Clint Walker, Heath Walker, Melanie Queen, Ryan Jackson, Joey Walker and Shea Jackson and 14 great grandchildren, Tyler McDavid, Helen Renee McDavid, Cale Boggs, Devin McDavid, Kileigh Boggs, Laney Blevins Queen, Kellsey Bocook, Adria Queen, Brynlee Walker, Holden Walker, Allie Jane Jackson, Madilyn Walker, Cash Walker and Skylar Wilson. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 1st, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Dave Braun and Ryan Jackson, officiating. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held Friday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.
Mary I. Gollihue Rogers, 87 of Willard went to be with her Lord on Monday, July 28, 2014 at her residence. She was born February 23, 1927 in Willard, a daughter of Earl and Effie Gollihue. She was a homemaker and a charter member of the EK Community Church. She was preceded by three brothers Clyde Gollihue, Kenneth Gollihue and Calmon Eugene Gollihue. Her survivors include her husband of 64 years James C. “J.C.” Rogers; James R. (Karen) Rogers of Flatwoods, Eddie J. (Karen) Rogers of Ashland; one daughter Karen Annette (John) Clevenger of Grayson; three sisters Loretta (Everett) Kretzer of Grayson, Joetta Savage and Avanell Leake both of Ashland; one brother Melvin (Isabelle) Gollihue of Kissimmee, FL; three grandchildren Zachary (Heather) Rogers, Priscilla (Brandon) Raynard and Brianna Clevenger; one great-grandson Tanner Raynard; and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing. Funeral services will be conducted 1:00p.m. Thursday at Malone Funeral Home with Delmar Rogers, Leonard Gollihue and Hagar Ratcliff officiating. Burial will be in the Rogers-Messer Family Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home and after 9:00 a.m. Thursday.
Mr. Johnny Ray Porter, age 65, of Olive Hill, passed away Saturday morning, July 26, 2014, at his residence. He was born March 19, 1949, in Carter County, a son of the late Earl and Nona Mabry Porter. Johnny was a retired truck driver for Olive Hill Trucking Company and enjoyed hunting, being outdoors, and spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Roger Porter; four brothers, William Porter, Talmadge Porter, Russell Porter, and Roger Porter; and four sisters, Barbara Gartin, Phyllis Royse, Gay Pickett, and Ottie Marie Porter. Johnny is survived by his wife of 43 years, Margaret Ann Brewster Porter; two sons, Shannon Porter and Joshua Porter (Andrea Kiser), all of Olive Hill; two daughters and a son-in-law, Melissa and Scotty Thompson and Kayla Porter (Jonathan Bowling), all of Olive Hill; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; and three sisters, Lois Gartin of Columbus, Ohio, Janet Harris of Olive Hill, and Priscilla Thompson of Columbus, Ohio. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Daniel Long officiating. Burial will follow in the Conn Cemetery on Henderson Ridge in Carter County. Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, and until the service hour on Wednesday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164. Josh Porter, Scotty Thompson, Scotty "Bub" Thompson, Mike Madden, Mark Mocabee, Bobby Thompson, Cody Carter, and Adam Marsh will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Brady Madden, Cameron Carter, and Roger Porter.
Mrs. Trena "Fern" Bradley Clark, age 73, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014. She was born May 17, 1941, in Lee City, a daughter of the late Paris and Emma Mae Buchanan Bradley. Fern graduated from Wolf County High School in 1958 and graduated from Winchester Beauty College after attending there for two years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Earl Clark, whom she married on August 28, 1965; a brother, Douglas Bradley; eight sisters, Bonnie Nickell, Margaret Brown, Betty Nickell, Jean Moehring, Naomi Nickell, Daphine Campbell, Sue Keihl, and infant sister Patricia Bradley; and her mother-in-law, Opal Patrick. Fern is survived by her sister, Mildred Jones of Hamilton, Ohio, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and friends. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Clark Cemetery in Soldier. Family and friends may meet at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2014, at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home, 145 Gearhart Street, Olive Hill, for the funeral procession for Mrs. Trena "Fern" Bradley Clark. Contributions may be made in Fern’s memory to either the Lupus Foundation or to the American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Diana Lynn Collins Littleton, age 58, of Olive Hill, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. She was born September 23, 1955, in Dayton, Ohio, a daughter of the late Harran J. and Mary Katherine Cooley Collins. Diana was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Temple Apostolic Church. She enjoyed doing arts and crafts and loved spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Larson Willoughby. Diana is survived by her husband of 18 years, Arlen Littleton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert Sexton and Ronnie and Jessie Sexton, all of Morehead; one stepson and his wife, Jeff and Maria Littleton of Olive Hill; one stepdaughter, Mary Ann Littleton of Mt. Sterling; eight grandchildren; two brothers and a sister-in-law, William J. "Bill" Collins and Harran "J.C." Jr. and Dianna Collins, all of Olive Hill; and one sister, Tammy Smith of Olive Hill. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 1, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Daniel Long officiating. Burial will follow in the Webb Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, and until the service hour on Friday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Drema Darlene Tolliver, age 58, of Bego Lane, Olive Hill, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at her residence. Born on October, 21, 1955, in Mansfield, Ohio, she was the daughter of Geneva Tussey Tolliver (who passed away in 1973) and Hollis Tolliver. Her father and step-mother, Rosa Lee Tolliver, of Bristol, Tennessee, survive. Also surviving are two sons, Bryan (Julie) Dinges (their daughter, Audrey) of Hilliard, Ohio, and Christopher Dinges of Ashland, Ohio; three brothers, Michael (Shirley) Tolliver of Mansfield, Ohio, Tom (Nancy) Tolliver of Mifflin, Ohio, and Hollis Jr. (Kelly) Tolliver of Lexington, Ohio; one sister, Deborah Morrison of Mansfield, Ohio; former husband, Virgil (Sonny) Webb of Olive Hill; three step-daughters, Liz (her daughter Aria) Webb, Mary Webb, and Drema Webb, of Olive Hill, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. In addition to her mother, a beloved niece, Jennifer Morrison, preceded her in death. Drema graduated from Mansfield Senior High in 1973 and studied at North Central Technical College in Mansfield, Ohio. She worked at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead as a Billing Specialist. Drema was a very loving and nurturing mom, grandma (mamaw) and sister. She loved quilting, gardening, cooking and spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren, whom she adored. Visitation is after 12 noon Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals with a celebration of life to be held at 2 p.m. with Pastor Tony Corns officiating. Burial will follow at the Clark Cemetery in Soldier. Pallbearers: Bryan Dinges, Christopher Dinges, Michael Tolliver, Tom Tolliver, Hollis Tolliver, Jr, and Scotty Lawhorn. Arrangements are under the direction of Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead.
Geneva Susan Blevins Rogers, 97, of Grayson, went to be with her Lord on Saturday July 26, 2014 at her residence following a short illness. She was born April 9, 1917 in Elliott County, a daughter of the late Noah Madison and Lydia Margaret Blevins. Geneva was a homemaker, a member of the Fellowship (Reedville) Christian Baptist Church since July 4, 1948, where through the years she had served in many capacities such as Sunday School Superintendent. She became a Christian on Christmas Day in 1937 under the ministry of the late Stanley Banks. She was the oldest licensed and ordained minister of the Christian Baptist Association. Geneva was a devoted Christian who deeply loved the Lord, her family and friends. She was affectionately known as the Church Grandmother. Upon her arrival at Hospice the doctor pronounced her as “Spiritually Sound”. Geneva was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Rogers in 1999, a son, Chester Dean Rogers in 1969, three brothers, Johnny, Jim and Ralph Blevins and one sister, Zora Gillum. Her survivors include: three daughters, Charlene (Watt) Sammons, June (Darrell) Tolliver and Carolyn Sue Claxon all of Grayson; three sons, Clyde (Nina) Rogers of Grayson, Charles (Iva) Rogers of Ashland, and Mike (Gayle) Rogers of Grayson; 2 sisters, Hester Ison of Grayson and Martha Asher of Mt. Vernon; 1 brother, Cline Blevins of Hitchins; 15 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren (and another 1 on the way) and a host of other family and friends. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Fellowship Christian Baptist Church with Bryan Whitt and Larry Ison, officiating. Interment will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Monday evening, July 28 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday after 9:00 a.m. until service time at the Fellowship Christian Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Geneva’s memory to the Fellowship C.B. Church Shelter House, 1274 St. Hwy. 1444, Grayson, KY 41143. Malone Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Bernice Elizabeth McCoy Wilson, 87, of Grayson, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at her residence. She was born April 9, 1927 at Evermans Creek in Carter County, a daughter of the late Fenton Reid and Mertie Mae Counts McCoy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Carl Henry Wilson, three brothers and four sisters. Bernice was a 1944 graduate of Hitchins High School and attended Portsmouth Business College. She was a former book keeper with Grayson Milling and was formerly employed at the Floyd-Wilson General Store in Gregoryville and she helped out at Rupert’s Department Store. Bernice was a member of the Bagby Memorial United Methodist Church since 1953 and the United Methodist Women’s Group. She was a choir member, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher and faithfully mailed out the Upper Room Daily Devotionals. She was a poet and enjoyed sewing. Bernice was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Her survivors include: one daughter, \Carla (Frank) Martin of Round Rock, TX; one son, Timothy Lyn (Pamela) Wilson of Grayson; one brother, Elwood “Woody” (Marie) McCoy of Grayson; three grandchildren, Tara (Travis) Lemon of Huntington, WV, Heath (Brooke) Martin of Kingwood, TX and Holly (Lynn) Houck of Grayson; three great grandchildren, Jesten Richardson, Gavin Martin and Mia Houck; two special caregivers, Opal Montgomery and Freida Wages and special friend, Sue McQuinn. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bagby Memorial United Methodist Church in Grayson with Paul Fryman and David Warner, officiating. Burial will be in the Everman-Wilson Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday evening, July 28th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson and Tuesday after 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Bagby Memorial United Methodist Church, 207 North Hord Street, Grayson, KY 41143
Brandon Michael Click, age 37, passed away on June 30, 2014 after an extended illness. Brandon was born on February 28, 1977 in Columbus, Ohio. He has been residing with his beloved mother and caregiver, Melinda McKenzie Click in Ashland, and was a former resident of Louisville. He graduated from Paul G. Blazer High School and attended Marshall University where he studied Photography, his favorite pastime in addition to his love for film, music and attending concerts. He was an accomplished photographer, having lived and worked as a set photographer for the film “Things Behind the Sun” via his cousin Allison Anders, and had Showtime credits in film as well as publications such as People Magazine, the New York Times and US Weekly. Brandon had a wonderful sense of humor and an adventurous spirit, was an avid traveler throughout his young life and he visited many states in the U.S. in addition to London, England for both work, film and musical interests. He was also instrumental in the years prior to his illness in helping set up the Grayson Gallery & Art Center, both as a hardworking volunteer who helped with monthly art shows as well as a participating and award-winning artist. Brandon is survived by his mother, Melinda McKenzie Click, his father, Dan Click and stepmother Mindy Woods-Click as well as stepsister Elizabeth Woods and stepbrother Rob Woods II, grandparents Janet L. Click and Dr. and Mrs. Malcolm H. King, of Ashland, along with special aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Carl E. Click, Amy McKenzie and Robert H. McKenzie. There is also quite a collection of his artwork and photography that survives this talented young man and a special presentation of his works is planned in future. His art may be seen on his Facebook Page – Brandon Click. A private service and celebration of Brandon’s life family was held for family in Ashland and, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Grayson Gallery & Art Center, Inc. (760 Bucksaw Jct. Grayson, KY 41143). Condolences may be sent to his mother, Melinda Click at: P.O. Box 1592 Ashland, KY 4105-1492
Hobert L. Stidam, age 75, resident of Shiloh, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the home of his son in Shelby. Born November 6, 1938 in Grayson, Kentucky to Cletis and Clora (Mynhier) Stidam, he had been a Shelby-Shiloh area resident the majority of his life. Hobert retired from AK Steel in Mansfield in 1995 after 30 years of service. He loved gardening, watching and feeding his squirrels and hummingbirds, hunting and fishing. Most importantly, he cherished the time spent with his grandchildren. He is survived by his three sons, Rex (Helen) Stidam, Ricky (Debbie) Stidam and Randy (Jodi) Stidam, all of Shelby; two daughters, Robin (Rick) Monroe and Annette (Jeff) Sifferlin, both of Shelby; his grandchildren, Jennifer and Terrie Stidam, Nikki Stidam, Alysha (Abe) Little, Kelly (Tim) Reichardt, Jerome Kurtz, Natasha, Timmy, Colton, Cassidy, Tristan, Emily, Evan, Bradon, Brissani and Caitlin Stidam, Halsy (Andy) Paxton and Taylor and Jason Monroe, Jeffrey L. (MacKenzie), Brandy and Brianna Sifferlin; his great grandchildren, Michael, Kelsey, Blaize, Carson, Austin, Kendalyn, Madison, Jaylyn, Johanna, Savannah, Allura, Faith, Laykenn, Maylin, Nora and Delia; one great great granddaughter, Olivia; one brother, Avery Stidham of Shelby; two sisters, Barbara Johnson and Sue (Robert) Brown, all of Shelby; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife, Marlene Stidam in 2011, his son, Timmy Stidam in 1992, grandson, Cody Stidam, great-granddaughter, Sierra Stidam, and siblings, Arvel Stidam and Jewel Ward. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday, July 28, 2014 at the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby. Reverend J. Art Kennard will officiate with interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Shiloh. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3-6 PM. Memorial expressions may be made to the donors choice. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com
Gregory Alan Henderson, 53, of U.S. 60 East, Morehead, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at his home. Born July 11, 1961, in Ashland, Greg is the son of Billy Jerry Henderson and Barbara Sue Maddix Henderson of Olive Hill. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 23 years, Kim Plank Henderson, whom he wed December 30, 1991, in Lexington; a son, Billy Alan Henderson of Lexington; a daughter, Misty Dawn Henderson (Matt Fisher) of Lexington and a grandson, Jonathon Fields of Whitesburg. Greg is also survived by two sisters, Kathy Henderson Hargett (Dennis) of Olive Hill and Martha Henderson Boggs of Fayetteville, Ohio; and brother-in-law, Tim Boggs, as well as nieces and nephews, Travis Hargett, Stacy Hargett, Kaitlyn Boggs, and Macy Boggs. Other survivors include his sisters-in-law, Gayle Plank, Sara Plank Lambert (John) and brothers-in-law, Joe Planck (Brenda) and Tim Plank (Cheryl). He also leaves behind many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Greg was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher Dale Henderson in 2003; maternal grandparents, Sam and Ida Lawson Maddix; and paternal grandparents, Clifford and Olive Swim Henderson. Greg grew up in Olive Hill, graduated from West Carter High School in 1979, and attended Morehead State University. He worked in HVAC, a trade he learned from his father. Recently, he retired from Morehead State University after 10 years as an HVAC Technician and will be honored for his service posthumously July 31, 2014.
Cheryl Lynn Holbrook Bradford,58, of Grayson went to be with her Lord Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. She was born April 3, 1956 in Ashland. Cheryl is survived by her husband of 30 years, Johnny Ray Bradford. Funeral Service will be 1:00 pm Tuesday July 22, 2014 at the Malone Funeral Home with John Sergent Officiating. Burial will follow in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 6-9 pm Monday.
Ollie Jay Smith, 91, of Riverview, FL, formerly of Morgan County, passed away on July 12, 2014 at his home. Funeral service was conducted at 1pm Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast with Military Honors. Visitation was held from 6-9pm Thursday at the Malone Funeral Home.
Ellis Harlow, 69, of Grayson died Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the VA Medical Center, Huntington, WV. He was born November 18, 1944 in Grayson, a son of the late Ellis “Bill” and Margie Cummings Harlow. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a daughter, Hattie Lucas; two brothers, William Glen Harlow and Martin Thomas “Bud” Harlow. He was a steel worker and crane operator for 33 years at Kentucky Electric Steel. He was a United States Army veteran proudly serving his country during the Vietnam Era. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Faye Pope Harlow; three sons, Ellis Harlow Jr. and Timothy (Crystal) Harlow both of Grayson, Dallas Harlow of Chicago, IL ; Three daughters, Beverly Harlow, Sherry Pope, and Ronna Pope all of Grayson; one brother, Darrell (Jamie) Harlow of Grayson and one sister, Jeanne (Roger) Holbrook of New Boston, OH; eight grandchildren and two great-grandsons. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 24, 1:00pm at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by Joe Mullins, minister. Burial will follow in the Harlow Family Cemetery near Iron Hill, with military graveside honors by the East Carter Jr. ROTC. Friends may call Wednesday, July 23, 6:00-9:00pm at the Sparks Funeral Home.
Jimmie Forrest Mullins, 79, of Denton died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at his residence. He was born March 20, 1935 at Denton a son of the late Roy Elmer and Ada Belle Marcum Mullins. He is survived by his life partner of 22 years, Sharon Webb Stein of Denton. A celebration of life service will be conducted 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at his residence. Condolences can be made to the Mullins family at www.malonefuneralhome.com Malone Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Kenneth Dale Wilson, 64, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in the Cleveland Clinic. He was born in Olive Hill, on March 15, 1950 the son of Robert and Norma (Roe) Wilson. Ken retired from Navistar in 1999 after 30 years of service and was a member of the Elks. Ken is survived by three children, Tonya (James) King of Springfield, Anthony (Jennifer) Wilson of Dayton and Aaron (Tiffaney) Roberts of Tennessee; 11 grandchildren; four brothers: Carl Wilson (Tipp City, OH), Talmage Wilson (Springfield, OH ), Michael Wilson (Winchester)and Robert Wilson (Olive Hill); four sisters: Lena Musselman (Poneto, IN) Barbara Trent (Grove City, OH). Carolyn Wilson (Williamsburg, VA), and Teresa Binion (Olive Hill); 18 nieces; 10 nephews and many grand nieces and grand nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife; Letitia “Tish” in 2012; sister, Delores Wilson Thompson; brother, Terry Wilson and sister, Rita Wilson Coots. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in CONROY FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Kevin Moehn officiating. His family will receive friends two hours prior to the service, beginning at 12 noon.
John D. Conley, II, 92, husband of the late Gladys Conley, died on July 13, 2014. He was the son of the late John and Ida Conley of Lakeville. He was a veteran of the US Army and proudly served during WW II. He leaves to cherish his memory a son, John D. Conley, III of Williamsville, NY. Funeral, Saturday, 1 PM, Milward-Southland Lexington with interment following at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Visitation, Friday, 5:00-8:00 pm.
Beverly Ann McCleese, 57, of Grayson, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. She was born on July 18, 1956 in Grayson, a daughter of the late Henry McCleese and Arlene James. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Chris McCleese, and her nephew, Jonathan McCleese. Ms. McCleese was a 1974 graduate of East Carter High School and former clerk at Carquest in Grayson. She is survived by one daughter, Andrea McCleese of Grayson; one brother, James McCleese of Ashland; two sisters, Karen (David) Geyer of Willard and Jeanie Collier of Garrison; nieces and nephews, Tiffany Adams, Holly Adams, Sara Geyer, Paul Collier, Michael Collier, Daniel Geyer, and Gavin Adams. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Sparks Funeral Home with Chris Bellew officiating. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 11 to 2 p.m. at Sparks Funeral Home.
Thomas S. DeLay, 89, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away on July 30, 2012. He was born on February 3, 1923 in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Frank O. and Edythe (Shuter ) DeLay of Jackson. He is survived by his wife, Lee Hawk, and their three children, Susan DeLay of Chicago, IL, Jan DeLay Hoyt (Mike) of O'Fallon, IL, and David DeLay (Angel) of Jackson; six grandchildren: Matt (Danielle) Hoyt, Josh (Kelsey) Hoyt, Adam Hoyt and Dillon DeLay (Karisa), Dex DeLay, and Katie DeLay; and four great-grandchildren, and one nephew, John Apel. He is preceded in death by one sister, Catherine DeLay Apel. Tom served with Patton's Third Army in World War II, graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and the University of Cincinnati Law School. He entered into a private law practice with his father in 1953, and from 1963-1981, he served as Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney. During this time he was elected as president of the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association and later served on the National District Attorneys Board. He served as Probate and Juvenile Judge of the Common Pleas Court in Jackson County beginning in 1981 and retired from the bench in 1991. He then served as a visiting judge in counties throughout the state on assignment from the Supreme Court of Ohio until 2003. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, serving as a Trustee, Elder, and choir member. He was active in the Scioto Valley Presbytery and for 65 years he was an active member of the York Rite Masonic Bodies in Jackson, and later served as a District Deputy Grand Master. He served on the Holzer Medical Center Board of Trustees and was a member of the B.P.O.E. the American Legion, the DAV and VFW. Calling hours will be from 3-7:30 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1 at the Lewis-Gillum Funeral Home, (formerly Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home) 28 Harding Avenue, Jackson. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 2 at the Lewis-Gillum Funeral Home, followed by the interment at Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Ohio. Submitted by: Dean Hickman
Mr. Donnie Ray Butler, age 65, of Vanceburg, passed away Friday morning, July 11, 2014, at his residence. He was born November 8, 1948, in Lewis County, a son of Raymond Butler and the late Stella Edington Butler. Donnie was of the Pentecostal faith and was a construction worker and lifelong farmer. He enjoyed farming, hunting, loafing at Gilliam Farm Supply and Rayburn Grocery, and spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one infant brother; one sister, Nancy Marylee Davis; and one brother-in-law, Mike Stone. Donnie is survived by his father and step mother, Raymond and Lula Richmond Butler of Vanceburg; his wife of 44 years, Earlene Gilliam Butler; one daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Tony Nolan of Emerson; one granddaughter who was the joy of his life, Haley Jo Nolan; two brothers and a sister-in-law, George Butler and Duane and Pamela Butler, all of Vanceburg; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Carolyn and Roger Hardeman of Vanceburg, Rita Stone of Vanceburg, and Christy Click of Galion, Ohio; a special niece, Ingrid Foxx of Vanceburg; and a special cousin, Louanna Rhea of Losantville, Indiana. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Ronnie Enix and Brother Hansel Butler officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith-Gilliam Cemetery on Laurel in Lewis County. Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, and until the service hour on Sunday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Betty Ann Shockey, 74 of Olive Hill, passed peacefully from this life Monday evening June 23, 2014 at Kingsbrook Lifecare Center in Ashland. Betty was born October 2, 1939 in Washington Courthouse, Ohio. She was preceded in death by a son Robert Glenn Shockey. There will be a Celebration of Life Service 3 PM Sunday July 20, 2014 at the Olive Hill United Methodist Church in Olive Hill . Arrangements have be entrusted to the Duvall & Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 149 Whitt St. Olive Hill, KY 41164
Bobby Jean (Brawner) Rovegno, a long-time resident of Crestwood, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at home surrounded by loving and devoted friends and family. She was born in Olive Hill, Dec. 16, 1926, to Maude B. Jaynes Scott and Ogden Offutt Brawner. She was a world traveler and spent many years residing in San Diego, California, before moving back to her beloved Kentucky home. Bobby was an avid San Diego Padres fan and member of the Padres Booster Club, a China Tea Leaf collector, a member of the Day Lily Association and active in many community and civic organizations. She spent several years traveling with friends in her Jet Stream motor home visiting sights across the country. Bobby was also a master craftsman of hand painting the faces of porcelain china dolls in which she cherished dearly. Her passion for her dolls was evident as she displayed them throughout her home. She entered her dolls in numerous events and won several awards for her work. Bobby also enjoyed reading, gardening and talking with people. She never met a stranger and was a friend to all. Bobby is survived by her only daughter, Rita Lynn Rovegno Armagost of Washington State and long-time partner and best friend, Clyde R. Horton. She also leaves behind her sister-in-law, Betty Brawner (Roy Alec), several nieces, nephews and cousins, too numerous to mention, as well as extended family in which she was loved dearly. She is preceded in death by her parents, Maude (Jim) Scott and Ogden (Cassie Mae) Brawner; two brothers, Charles Murray Brawner and Roy Alec Brawner; one sister, Marchetta Brawner Bowers; and one sister-in-law Carol Brawner (Charles). Also preceding her in death is her ex-husband, Lt. Col. (Retired) Gene Rovegno; a nephew, Randy Bowers; her son-in-law, Jerry Armagost. It was her request to not have a memorial service and to be remembered as she was. Bobby will be sorely missed and cherished by all. Friends and family are invited to make a memorial contribution in her memory to Hosparus Louisville (Hospice) at 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive, Louisville, KY 40205-3224. A special thanks to the Hosparus Team, her long-time housekeeper Bev Slusser and caretaker to the end, Clyde R. Horton.
Mr. Gerald Kent Fultz, age 58, of Olive Hill, passed away Sunday evening, July 13, 2014, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. He was born April 27, 1956, in Carter County, a the son of June Carroll Fultz and the late Willis Fultz. Kent was of the Baptist faith and did small engine repair at James Hardware in Olive Hill. He enjoyed watching television and spending time with his family. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by an infant brother; sister, Gayla James; and two infant sisters. Kent is survived by his mother, June Carroll Fultz of Olive Hill; one son, Ryan Johnson of Flatwoods; one adopted daughter, Heather Stone of Grayson; one grandson, Seth Stone of Flatwoods; one brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Paulette Fultz of Olive Hill; and three nieces, Kim (John) Hayes of Lexington, Ohio, Karri (John) Hamilton of Mansfield, Ohio, and Kelli Fultz (Tracey Elliott) of Olive Hill. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Elder David Sturgill, Elder Roger Justice, and Elder Harrison Runyon officiating. Burial will follow in the Littleton-Carroll Cemetery at Fultz. Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, and until the service hour on Thursday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Miss Pauline Mabry, age 93, of Olive Hill, passed away Monday morning, July 14, 2014, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. She was born May 23, 1921, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Major and Amanda Carroll Mabry. Pauline was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker. She lived with Emma Barker for 15 years before making Carter Nursing Rehabilitation Center her home in 1998. Pauline loved collecting dolls. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Mabry Sr., and one sister, Mary Mabry. Pauline is survived by a special cousin, Emily "Emma" Carroll Barker of Grahn, and many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the Carroll Cemetery on Rattlesnake Ridge in Olive Hill, with Elder David Barker officiating. Friends may visit from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill, 145 Gearhart Street, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Arthur "Art" Barker, age 82, of Grahn, passed away Monday evening, July 14, 2014, at the VA Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. He was born July 23, 1931, in Carter County, a son of the late Leonard Thomas and Louella Blevins Barker. Art proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and was a security guard. He enjoyed sitting on the front porch, visiting family and friends, and loafing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Ann Stevens Barker, and one sister and brother-in-law, Ardella and Dexter Lee Nolen. Art is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Felice and Jeff Jarrell of Olive Hill; two grandchildren, Brandy (Rob) Post of Michigan and Jason Darga of Florida; two great grandchildren, Dominique and Felicia; one brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Dorothy Barker of Olive Hill; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Arlene and Glenn Wilburn of Grahn, and Amelia and Dwight Keaton of Olive Hill; his special friend and companion, Carolyn Duncan; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with his brother, Brother Tommy Barker and Brother Chris Glover officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Grahn, with full military rites conducted by the Olive Hill American Legion Post No. 138. Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, and until the service hour on Saturday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164. Scott Keaton, Leo Valandingham, Tim Wilburn, Ryan Barker, Kelly Glover, and Chris Glover will serve as pallbearers.
MANSFIELD: Thelma L. (Hicks) King, 89, of Mansfield, died July 10, 2014. Born February 16, 1925 in Olive Hill, KY, she was the daughter of Everett and Gertie (P'Simer) Hicks. A wonderful and kind lady, Thelma always took care of her eleven younger siblings. She always had a loving way about her. After graduating high school, Thelma attended Maryland Business College. She went to work for Mansfield Tire as a Steno Clerk and retired after 26 years of service. In her free time, she enjoyed time with her family at reunions and cookouts and the great company and food that came along with them! A special thank you to her niece, Sandy Brummage and her caregiver, Sharon Cutright, for their wonderful and loving care.Surviving are her step-son, Louis E. (Carolyn) King of Crestline and their children and grandchildren; brothers, Ivan (Jewell) Hicks, Gary (Debbie) Hicks, and Dale Lee (Connie) Hicks, all of Olive Hill, KY; sisters, Sharon Cutright of Mansfield, Bonnie Bond of Shelby, and Reta Lynn (JoeE) Bond of Olive Hill, KY; and 36 nieces and nephews. Thelma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John King; brothers, Junior, Cleo, and Gene Hicks; and sisters, Wanda Kegley and Carla Sue Bond.Family and friends are invited to visit on Monday, July 14, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington Springmill Road, Ontario. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Glenn Phillips, will be Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.
Bonadine L. Cramblit, age 94 of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2010 at the Jenkins Memorial Nursing Facility in Wellston. She was born in Jackson County, Ohio on November 23, 1915 to the late John and Anise (McLaughlin) Leasure. Bonadine was retired from Julian and Kokenge Shoe Company of Columbus, Ohio. She is survived by the following nieces and nephews: David Butts Jr., John (Jenny) and Keith Butts of Jackson, Sondra Leach of Waverly, Larry (Mary) Leasure of Sunbury, Ohio, Gloria Speakman of Richmondale, Ohio, Annabelle Radich of California, Marilyn (Tom) Wach, Karen (Kevin) Rowland of Columbus and Alan (Juanita) Brown of Wellston. Also special great-niece Amy (Alan) Bumpus and sons, Wesley and Ethan of Westerville. Bonadine is also survived by sister-in-law, Marion Leasure of Richmondale and special friends Delbert and Peggy Settles of Nebraska. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by husband, Edward; three sisters and one brother. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home with Rev. Wendell Vermillion officiating and burial to follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Daisy Avonelle Leasure 1914-1974 married Wayne B Brown 13 Aug 1914-27 Mar 2003 several children; both buried Evergreen Cemetery Near Leo second wife Alva H. Unknown Forrest G. Leasure 02 Feb 1919-07 Dec 1985 married Marian O’Dell 08 Apr 1905-16 May 1992 both buried Sigler Cemetery, Ross County, Ohio Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickmn at aol.com
Jo Ann Dickson Woolley, 84, formerly of Luling Texas, wife of the late Herman L. Woolley, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at her niece's residence. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date in Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson, Ky
PAULINE HALL WHITLEY, 98, of Grayson, Ky., widow of John Whitley Jr., died May 27 in Trinity Station Retirement Community, Flatwoods, Ky. She was a bookkeeper with Grayson Appliance, a sales clerk and did alterations at Baker's Department Store in Grayson. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sparks Funeral Home, Grayson; burial will follow in Cribbs Hill Cemetery, Grayson. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
HARLAN WAUGH, 86, of Huntington, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014. He was born December 11, 1927, in Grayson, Ky., a son of the late Fenton and Faye Griffith Waugh. He is also preceded in death by one brother, Okey Waugh. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael (Peggy) Waugh and Stephen (Eileen) Waugh; one sister, May Hearld; three brothers, Elton Waugh, Earl Waugh and Bud Waugh; and four grandchildren, Maitlin Waugh, Allison Waugh, Riley Waugh and Hunter Waugh. He was retired from D&J Manufacturing after 33 years of service. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. There will be no funeral services or visitation. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville is assisting the family with arrangements. Published in The Herald-Dispatch on May 2, 2014
ALAN WALLACE, 66, of Rush, Ky., father of Maurice Alan Wallace of Central, Ky., died Jan. 9 at home. He was a retired mechanic. Graveside memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Newsome Cemetery, Grayson. Arrangements by the Sparks Funeral Home, Grayson.
MADGEL RUTH STONE, 87, of Grayson, Ky., died April 26 in Nottingham Village. Funeral service will be noon Thursday, Malone Funeral Home, Grayson; burial in East Carter Memory Gardens, Grayson. Visitation one hour before service. Published in The Herald-Dispatch on Apr. 29, 2014
Kenneth Spradlin, 88, of South Shore, Ky., the husband of Phyllis Foster Spradlin, passed away, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in South Shore Nursing and Rehbailitation Center. Funeral services 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the South Shore First Baptist Church. Interment will be in Everman Cemetery, Grayson, Ky. Visitation is at the South Shore First Baptist Church from 6 until 8 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the Funeral hour on Monday. Published in The Daily Times from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2014
MARY ARROWOOD PRESTON, 86, of Grayson, Ky., wife of Paul Preston, died June 12. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Sparks Funeral Home, Grayson; burial in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens, Flatwoods, Ky. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Published in The Herald-Dispatch on June 14, 2014
Gloria Lynn Lee Newman, 64, of Grayson, Ky., wife of the late James A. Newman, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Community Hospice Center in Ashland, Ky. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson, Ky. Interment will be in Horsley Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the funeral home. Published in The Daily Times from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2014
ROGER MORRISON, 69, of Grayson, Ky., died April 13. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Malone Funeral Home, Grayson; burial in Cribbs Hill Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Published in The Herald-Dispatch on Apr. 15, 2014
ENOCH MCGINNIS, 73, of Grayson, Ky., died April 29. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Malone Funeral Home; entombment at East Carter County Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
HAZEL KOENIG, 88, of Leatherwood, Ky., widow of Alfred Koenig, died June 26 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. She was a homemaker. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pa. Arrangements by Sparks Funeral Home, Grayson, Ky.
Sherril (Shawn) Anson Hannah, 74, passed away Sunday after a week of hospitalization combating influenza and the late stages of Alzheimer's and cancer. He was born 22 December 1939 in Red Deer Canada and was raised by the late Estill and Alberta Hannah in Grayson, KY. Shawn graduated from Pritchard High School in 1958, but started his career in the U.S. armed forces at the age of 15. While serving the US Navy, he was stationed on the island of Guam and had a variety of duties including lending his gifted voice to radio broadcasts. While on Guam, he had a second job at a movie theater. Working there as a projectionist, he fell in love with the popcorn girl, Elizabeth Flores. They married, had two children, and then Shawn began another military career in the U.S. Army. During those years he was a highly-decorated helicopter pilot ("Firebird 00"), serving three tours in Vietnam. Following his active duty service, he transitioned to civilian life as an air traffic controller at Fort Bliss' Biggs Airfield near El Paso, TX. On the edges of El Paso, he built his own home, which also served as a wildlife sanctuary and as his wife's Garden of Eden. He and his family enjoyed life there for over 30 years. After his wife passed away in 2009, he split the final years of his life between an 8 acre slice of heaven in the mountains southwest of Colorado Springs and at the Emeritus assisted living facility, where his caregivers loved him like he was family. Shawn is survived by two brothers: Jon Hannah and Lowrie St. James; two children: Cammy (Frank) Gallagher and Shawn Hannah; and three grandchildren: Elizabeth Meyers, Nicholas (Samantha) Hannah, and Nathaniel Hannah. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Services will be held at 2 pm, Friday, February 21, 2014, at the Cappadona Funeral Home, 1020 East Fillmore Street, Colorado Springs CO. Published in El Paso Times from Feb. 15 to Feb. 22, 2014
JOHN RICHARD EVANS 5/8/33 - 4/27/14 John was born May 8, 1933, in Portsmouth, OH. Childhood adventures in Portsmouth's foothills, as well as summers on a family farm outside of Grayson, KY, were some of his happiest memories. After graduating from high school, John, his mother, and three sisters moved to Columbus, OH. He was first employed by the Royal Typewriter Company and was quickly named top regional salesman. Promotions at Royal move him to St. Louis, MO, Grand Rapids, MI, and then to Flint in 1961. Shortly thereafter, John started his own typewriter and office equipment business, Evans Enterprises, which became Business Computing Solutions when he expanded into dental and medical office computer systems, many years later. Throughout his life, John was an avid golfer and enjoyed history, science, and astronomy. He also loved old movies, jazz music, and dancing. John was known to everyone who knew him as a humble, honest, kind, and very friendly man who always welcomed you with a smile and heartfelt handshake, who sincerely wanted to know how life was treating you, and who would reach out to help when people (even strangers) were in need. During the latter part of his retirement, he volunteered for the McLaren Regional Medical Center Flint Auxiliary, where he was named one of the top volunteers and appointed to the position of Head of Membership. John was the greatest dad that anyone could wish for and he was absolutely dedicated to his family, placing his two children as his highest priority. He never missed an opportunity to bend someone's ear with recounts of how proud he was of them. His children are very proud of his successful entrepreneurial spirit and tenacity, are inspired by his kindness and warmth, and adoringly remember his neighborhood 4th of July parades and his front yard ghost stories followed by trips to Baskin and Robbins for ice cream for all of the kids. John is preceded in death by his mom Inez, dad Richard, and sisters Glenna, Dixie, and Patricia. He is survived by his son John Evans, daughter and son-in-law Joanie (Evans) and Ed Towarnicky, and grand-daughters Annabeth, Jacqueline, and Meredith Towarnicky (with whom he loved to hide Tootsie Rolls around the yard and play "Hot & Cold"). His former wife Joanne Evans, good friend Nick Logan, and former mother-in-law Anne Davison will also miss him very much. A remembrance gathering will be held at Joanie and Ed's home on May 9, 2014, at 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to do so are asked to please make a donation to the National Center For Children in Poverty,
JOHN A. DEAN, 90, of Grayson, Ky., widower of Virginia Hannah Dean, died May 5 in King's Daughters Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, Malone Funeral Home, Grayson; burial will be in the Hannah Family Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Donations are suggested to Pactolus United Methodist Church or KY Methodist Children's Home, P.O. Box 749, Versailles, KY 40383.
Sherman Paul Cripps, Jr. was born in Grayson Co., KY. He was the son of the late Sherman Paul Cripps, SR and Anna Lenora Whitfield Cripps. He was married to the late Rita Lois Cripps. He was retired from P. Lorillard and a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. He is survived by one son Paul Douglas Cripps; two daughters Loretta (Kenny) Pennington and Tammy (Glen) Stillings; four grandchildren: Ronnie (Penny) Noble, Toby Cripps, Travis Noble and Amanda Cripps. Also surviving: three brothers Edward, James and Robert Cripps and five sisters Erma Jean Eversole, Geraldine Cripps, Martha Langley, Helen Ritchie and Donna Cripps. Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. CDT at Rogers-Oller. Prayers at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service will be Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 12 p.m. CDT at St. Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Steve Hohman officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Big Clifty, KY. Special Note: The family would like to say Special Thanks to Billy, Mary Ann and Shirley Cripps Note: In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy: St. Paul Building Fund, 1821 St. Paul Rd., Leitchfield, KY. 42754. Published in Grayson County News Gazette from Feb. 11 to Feb. 12, 2014
Mary Frances Craddock-Hill, 75 of Jeffrey, WV, died on February 26, 2014. She was born February 1, 1939 to the late "Toce" Cleophas and Devanis (Hill) Craddock. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Bill, Howard, Lyle and Jack Craddock. Mary was a graduate of Scott High School Class of 1957 and also she was a member of the Spencer Chapel United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and a past president of the Ladies Aid at the church. She was a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 5578. She is survived by her husband, Robert and her children Susan (Terry) Keller of Grayson, KY, Steven A. Hill of Ramage, WV; granddaughter Tera (Randy) Adkins of Grayson, KY and great granddaughters Kaitlyn and Ava Adkins; grandson Cameron (Jamie) Keller of Worthington, KY; and brother Franklin (Jean) Craddock of Michigan. Service was at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Handley Funeral Home, Danville with Roger McCauley officiating. Burial followed at Danville Memorial Park, Danville. Friends called on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Published in The Coal Valley News from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2014
Carol A. Copley, age 58, of New California, OH, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother was called home on July 6, 2014 at Kobacker House, surrounded by her family. Carol was born December 23, 1955, in Grayson, KY, and was a graduate of Brookhaven High School, in Columbus, OH. Carol dedicated much of her time to family and friends and loved spending time with all of them, especially her grandson, Aidan. She worked over the years as a Collections Specialist at Alliance Data and in Workers Compensation at Sedgwick CMS. Carol was a member of NorthPoint Community Church, located in Lewis Center, OH. Preceded in death by mother Faye Watson. Survived by loving husband of 40 years, Kenneth Copley of New California; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Shawn Penn of Delaware, OH; son, Phillip Copley of Hilliard, OH; grandson, AidanHayes Penn; father, James Watson; sister, Sharon (Fred) Cook; brothers, Robert (Lisa) Watson and Mark (Valerie) Watson; mother-in-law, Margie Copley. Family will receive visitors on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 beginning at 11 a.m. with service to follow at 12:30 p.m.at GRAUMLICH FUNERAL HOME, 1351 S. High St., Pastor Dan Kopp officiating. Entombment to follow at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens in Canal Winchester, OH.
Martha Magnaline Sexton Coleman, 89, of Rush, Ky., wife of the late Dan Coleman, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Edgewood Manor Nursing Home in Lucasville. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson, Ky. Interment will be in Coalton Community Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Published in The Daily Times from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2014
OPAL BOGGS BUTLER, 93, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Grayson, Ky., widow of Vernor Butler, died May 8. She was a homemaker. Service will be 1 p.m Monday at Wilson Funeral Home; burial at East Carter Memory Gardens. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Monday until the time of service.
Mr. Mantford Albert Beach, age 85 of the Annadale Community, passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014 at his home. Born August 29, 1928 in Grayson, KY, he was the son of Arthur and Icie Arden Beach. He was preceded in death by his brother: William Beach of Indiana; sister: Margaret Baker of Flatwoods, KY; infant great granddaughters: Kaitlynn and Kylee Marie; and sister: Lillian Lucille Beach. He is survived by his wife: Helen Watson Beach; his children: Daniel Beach and wife Rhonda, Albert Beach and wife Sharon, Deborah Fryar and husband Kenneth, Robert Beach and wife Debra, Larry Beach and wife Sharon, Donald Beach and wife Yvonne, and Mark Beach and wife Crystal; 2 sisters: Magaline Whitt and Carma Stapleton; sister-in-law Lillian Beach; 16 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. Friends may visit with the Beach family on Monday, March 10, 2014, from 5 until 8 p.m. In the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Pastor Bobby Williams and Chaplain Bobby Stewart officiating. Music will be provided by the Stewart Family and Grandsons James Allen Beach. Burial will follow in the Fairview Memorial Gardens in the Straight Fork Community. Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Jason, David, Michael Beach, Ronald and Brent Parrish and David Radcliff. Honorary pallbearers are: James Allen, Jeremy Milton, Robert Beach and Troy Touchton.
ROBERT M. BAKER, 72, of South Point, Ohio passed away at his home on Friday February 7, 2014. He was born August 27, 1941, to the late William and Jane Baker. He is survived by four siblings, Frances Oney of Grayson, Ky., Martha (Charles) Robertson of Middletown, Ohio, Joe (Karen) Baker of South Point, Ohio, and Mike (Michelle) Baker of Jacksonville, N.C.; nieces and nephews Darlene (Mike) Shaffer and their family, Bill (Kristen) Baker, Tyler Baker and Regan Baker; his best friend Tom (Barbara) Murdock; and all his brothers and sisters at Rome Church of Christ. He was a member of the Rome Church of Christ and he delivered flowers for many years in the Tri-State area. A memorial service will be held at noon Friday, February 14, 2014, at Kenova Church of Christ, 1801 Chestnut Street, Kenova, WV by Minister Brad Poe from Rome Church of Christ. Hall Funeral Home Proctorville, Ohio is in charge of arrangements. Published in The Herald-Dispatch from Feb. 8 to Feb. 13, 2014.-
Mr. Clifford "Buddy" Rose, age 82, of Vanceburg, passed away Tuesday evening, July 8, 2014, at his residence. He was born September 9, 1931, in Lewis County, a son of the late Harlen and Dovie Rose. Buddy was a self e mployed logger and enjoyed spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Robert Rayburn, and two sisters, Eva Rose and Irene Gilliam. Buddy is survived by his wife of 50 years, Louise Gilliam Rose; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Larry and Lisa Rose of Olive Hill, and Ricky Rose of Vanceburg; three daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie and Scott Stacy of Emerson, Susie and Bobby Littleton of Vanceburg, and Patricia and Mike Lowe of Grayson; 16 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; two brothers, Clinton Rose of Morehead, and James Rose of Mansfield, Ohio; and two sisters, Ollie Mae Rose of Columbus, Ohio, and Ithel Thurman of Bucyrus, Ohio. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Graveside services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the Rose Family Cemetery in Lewis County, with Brother Dale Richmond officiating. Larry Rose, Ricky Rose, Bo Thompson, James Rose, Clinton Rose, and Scott Stacy will serve as pallbearers. Marty Richmond and Tim Lawhorn will serve as honorary pallbearers. Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill is caring for all arrangements for Mr. Clifford "Buddy" Rose.
ADELPHI: Sally Y. Lucas (Sue Barnhart) 77, passed from this life to life Everlasting on May 13. Her passing was due from an extending illness. She was born October 1, 1936 in Olive Hill, Kentucky the daughter of Cecil and Myrtle Martin and later Pete Gearheart. She was a member of Adelphi Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Eugene Barnhart; two daughters, Sandra Schaefer and Melody Lucas; two sisters, Roberta Snyder and Evelyn Tardello; and two brothers, Jack Gearheart and Bryson Gearheart. Surviving is husband, Gilbert Lucas; daughter, Patricia White; two brothers, Pete and Ralph Gearheart; two sons, Butch and Roger Lucas; also four grandchildren and three great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. The Memorial Service is begin held at the Adelphi Methodist Church on May 31 at 2:00 p.m. Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on May 29, 2014
Sandra Lynn Ridley, 51, of Seaman, formerly of Hillsboro, died Wednesday June 11, 2014 at University Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born June 8, 1963 in Xenia. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Nathanial Ridley Jr.; son, Joseph Anthony Barker; brothers, David Lee and Donald Ray Barker; and nephew, Ora Allen Holbrook. She is survived by her parents, John David and Velma (Baisden) Barker of Scott Township; one daughter, Latasha Marie Barker of Seaman; one son, George Nathanial Barker of Seaman; one sister, Mary Lisa Holbrook of Olive Hill, Ky.; two brothers, Jim (Betty) Barker of Hillsboro and Timothy Wayne Barker of Seaman; one granddaughter, Brianna Lynn Duncan; three aunts, Linda Nelson and Ruby Woods of McArthur and Ruth Pennington of Grayson, Ky. and many nieces and nephews. She was a homemaker and a member of the Greater Life Assembly of Hillsboro. She was a 1981 graduate of McClain High School in Greenfield and Laurel Oaks Vocational School. The funeral service is at noon Thursday, June 19 at the Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. Interment is at Mt. Leigh Cemetery in Scott Township, Adams County. The visitation is Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. Memorial donations may be made to Lafferty Funeral Home Inc., 205 S. Cherry St., West Union, Ohio 45693.
Zelma Quillen, 72, of Crestline passed away early Wednesday morning, July 2, 2014 at Galion Pointe. She was born February 5, 1942 in Carter County, Ky and was the daughter of Roy and Bertha (Kitchen) Buckler. Zelma married Ezra Howard Lee Quillen on November 15, 1993 and he preceded her in death on December 24, 1995. She is survived by her children, Corina (Paul) Duarte of Apple Valley,CA.and Darryl Slater of Soldotna, AK; three grandchildren; special sister whom she made her home with Clara (Richard) Morgan of Crestline; sisters, Edna Childers of Rush, KY., Shirley Janosik of Mattoon, IL., Bonnie (Manuel) Bowling, Donna Webb both of Olive Hill, KY., Norma (Ron) Giddings of Laurill, IN and Kathaleene Conn of Niles; brother Donald (Eilleen) Buckler of Olive Hill, KY. and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and spouse, she is preceded in death by her sisters, Marjorie Stacy and Thelma Bonen and her brothers, James, Larry and Roy Buckler. Zelma attended the Trinity Gospel Tabernacle of Galion and enjoyed crocheting, shopping with her sister Clara and going out for dinner to her nephews Randy and Robert and nieces Regina's homes. Funeral service for Zelma will be Monday, July 7, 2014 at 12:00 noon at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel with Rev. Rick Cox officiating. The family will receive friends, on Monday two hours prior to the funeral starting at 10:00 am. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Gospel Tabernacle in care of the funeral home. Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Zelma Quillen,
WATERLOO-Frances Faye King Nelson, 60, of Waterloo died Friday June 13, 2014 at her residence. Funeral service will be 12:00P.M. Wednesday June 18, 2014 at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton. Burial will follow in Fults Cemetery in Olive Hill, Ky. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 till 9:00P.M. at the funeral home.
Allen Theodore Harman, Sr., 88, of Lexington, widower of Betty Jane Crowe Harman, died Sunday, June 22, 2014. He was the son of the late Frank Clinton and Katie Hinton Harman. He was retired from the Burley Tobacco Growers as the Vice President / Secretary Treasurer. He was a graduate of Strayer University and was recently recognized as a distinguished 1948 graduate. Mr. Harman proudly served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Southhampton in the Pacific from 1943-1945. He coached in the Gardenside Little League for five years. He and his wife were charter members of Gardenside Christian Church and later became members of Southland Christian Church. He had been a member of the Willis Memorial Bowling League at Southland Bowling Lanes. Survivors include three sons, Allen (Debbie) Harman, Olive Hill, KY, Randy (Kathleen) Harman and William Harman, both of Lexington; three daughters, Karen (Gino) Guarnieri, Nicholasville, Lesle (Eric) Ham, Florence, KY and Valerie (Bill) Cecil, Lexington; 17 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Harman, Sr.; grandson, John Caleb Harman; a great grandson, Isaiah Corcoran; two sisters, Genevieve Anderson, Kathleen Beaver and a brother, Garland Harman. Funeral services will be 11am Thursday in the chapel at Southland Christian Church with burial to follow in the Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8pm Wednesday at Milward Southland and from 10am until the service Thursday at the church. The family wishes to express a special thank you to his caregivers, Ann Jones, Samantha Brake and Barbara Burton. Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.
Melrose - Chester Arthur Hall, age 80, of Melrose, FL, was called to Heaven, June 24, 2014. His passing was due to complications of heart disease. Chester was born in Lawton, KY on September 9, 1933. He grew up in Olive Hill, KY and joined the military soon after graduating from Olive Hill High School. Chester served 26 years in the US Air Force and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant. During his military career, he traveled the world and was a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War. His last 14 years in the service was working at Andrews Air Force Base, where one of his assignments was working with Air Force One. He was also an accomplished outdoorsman and an active member of his church. He spread the word of God through local outreach and missionary trips overseas. He is survived by his wife of 15 years (Becky), his three children (Linda Eckwerth, Chet Hall and Wanda Hall), two stepchildren (Mark Bunker and Stephanie Renier), 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Chester is also survived by his two bothers (Junior and Sable Hall) and only sister (Betty Logan). Funeral arrangements will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 10:00am at Eden Baptist Church, 2405 County Road 219A, Hawthorne, FL 32640. A small luncheon will be held immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers, a request of donations to the Eden Baptist Church Missionary Fund would be welcomed. Arrangements are under the care and direction of JONES-GALLAGHER FUNERAL HOME, KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, FL 352-473-3176. Published in Gainesville Sun from June 27 to June 28, 2014
Mrs. Kathy Lynn McGlone Elliott, 55, of Vanceburg, Kentucky, died Saturday morning, June 28, 2014, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at the Wurtland Church of God in Greenup, Kentucky. Burial will follow in the Riley Cemetery on State Highway 474 in Olive Hill, Kentucky. Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Dickerson Funeral Home 110 West Second Street, Vanceburg, Kentucky 41179, and after 10 a.m. on Wednesday July 2, 2014 at the Wurtland Church of God in Greenup, Kentucky, for Mrs. Kathy Lynn McGlone Elliott. Published in The Daily Times from July 1 to July 2, 2014
Mada B. DeMill Together Forever Mada Beckstead DeMill, our beloved mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother returned to her Heavenly home to be with her sweetheart, Carl on June 16th, 2014. She was born May 9th 1925, the youngest of eight children, to Alfred Ray and Sarah Webb Beckstead in South Jordan Utah. She grew up on a farm during the depression and learned the meaning of hard work. She worked at the Remington Arms Plant during WWII making ammunition for the defense of our country. Mada met Carl DeMill on a blind date, then several months later, on June 14th 1950, they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity. As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints she served in numerous callings and is known for her love, compassion and service she rendered to everyone. She served as a temple worker in the Jordan River temple for many years and served a full time mission with her eternal companion in Olive Hill, Kentucky. Mada spent many years serving in the Daughter of the Utah Pioneers organization. Mada is preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Husband (Carl), and son (Gordan). She is survived by two sons; Lynn (EvaJean), Merlin (Cindy) and two daughters; Carla and LaDonna (Jimmy), 22 Grandchildren and 53 Great Grandchildren. The family wishes to thank all those who tenderly cared for her at Carrington Court Assisted Living, Harmony Home Health & Hospice, and Millcreek Home Health & Hospice. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday June 21, 2014 at the LDS church, 10124 South 1300 West, South Jordan, Utah (just next to the Jordan River Temple). Friends may call from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. Friday June 20th and from 11:30 a. m. to 12:45 p.m. prior to the services, at the same location. Internment: South Jordan Cemetery.
ROBIN BRICKEY, 45, of Louisville, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Louisville. Survivors include two daughters, Bethany Chanel Thompson of Shelbyville, KY and Emily Ashlyn Brickey-Ong of Louisville; one grandson, Isaiah Matthew Thompson; her mother, Jaunita Carrol of Olive Hill; brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. "Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me." - Alice Walker, American author and poet. A gathering will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday with a memorial service at 8 p.m. at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, 400 Fraley Dr., Morehead, KY, 40351.
Ms. Candie Michelle Thomas, age 39, of Olive Hill, passed away Saturday evening, July 5, 2014, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was born November 3, 1974, in Ashland, a daughter of Brenda Seaton Thomas of Olive Hill, and the late Arthur Thomas. Candie was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker. She enjoyed fishing, swimming, going to yard sales, helping people, and watching her children play. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Tiffany Greenhill and Whitney Greenhill. Besides her mother, Candie is survived by two sons, Allen Ezra Greenhill and Lucian Sky Terry, both of Olive Hill; one brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Latoya Thomas of Olive Hill; three nephews, Cody Thomas, Jesse Salyers, and B.J. Thomas, all of Olive Hill; her fiancé, Samuel Wheeler of Olive Hill; and Samuel’s son, Daniel Allen Wheeler of Olive Hill. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly mourn her passing. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Charles Seagraves officiating. Burial will follow in the Hamilton-Thomas Cemetery on Christy Creek in Rowan County. Friends may visit from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164. Allen Greenhill, Billy Thomas, Sam Wheeler, Dewayne Seaton, Joel Seaton, and Cody Thomas will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Samuel Seaton, Clifford Thomas, and Ronnie Fraley.
Richard Gene Mullins, 70, of Sandy Hook, died from injuries suffered from an automobile accident on Monday, June 7, 2014. He was born July 31, 1943 in Grayson, a son of the late Allard and Carrie Clevenger Mullins. He was a Vietnam Army veteran, worked from a laborer local, member of the Grayson VFW and the Willard and Olive Hill American Legions. He was preceded in death by one brother Jim Mullins, one sister Betty Grizzell, four brother-in-laws Ray Grizzell, Calvin Jackson, Lacy Jackson and Dale Coburn. He is survived by a son Damean Richard Mullins of Lexington; one daughter Anna (Brian) Bayes of Grayson; one grandson Christian Bayes and a granddaughter on the way Ava; former wife Susan “Suji” Mullins; ten sisters Geraldine (Orville) Sagraves of Denton, Loretta Jo Jackson of Elizabethtown, Ruie Jackson of Grayson, Helen (Clinton) Stapleton of Grayson, Faye Coburn of Flatwoods, Mary Maude (Joe) Blevins of Grayson, Rita (Mike Cains) Shaffer of Grayson, Debbie (Jim) Hallman, Jennie (Walter) Sammons of Grayson and Jewell Marie (John) McDavid of Grayson; three brothers Lindsey (Caroline) Mullins of Grove City OH, Allen (Irene) Mullins of Rush and Charles Timothy Mullins of Grayson; Sister-in-law Carol Mullins of Columbus OH; 40 nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing. Funeral services will be conducted Friday 1:00 p.m. at the Malone Funeral Home with Bro. Ed McKinney and Bro. Herbie Jackson officiating. Burial will be in the KY Veterans Cemetery North East. Friends may call Thursday 6-9 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home. July 9, 2014 Olive Hill man killed in wreck Journal-Times Journal-Times Wed Jul 09, 2014, 08:58 AM EDT July 9, 2014 — An Olive Hill man died Monday night from injuries he received in a one-vehicle accident at Grahn. Richard Mullins, 70, of Stark Ridge Road, sustained multiple injuries in the accident. He was pronounced d ead at the scene by Carter County Coroner George Sparks. The Carter County Sherif’s Department and coroner are investigating.
Gincy Opal Walker Dickison, 94, of Grayson, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Carter County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born on October 20, 1919 in Olive Hill. She is preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Sparks Funeral Home with Gary Sparks officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Sparks Funeral Home.
Jay Messer, 82, of Olive Hill, passed away Wednesday morning July 2, 2014 surrounded by his loving family at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland. He was born June 14, 1932 in Olive Hill, a son of the late Edward and Ethel Tabor Messer. Jay worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for many years, retired from the Carter County Board of Education after 12 years of service as a bus driver, and was of the Christian Faith. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Gertrude Wilson; four brothers, Wayne Messer, Shirley Messer, Gene Messer, Phirl Messer; and a half sister Lanora Murphy. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Louella E. Messer of Olive Hill; one son Homer (Michelle) Messer of Mansfield, OH; two daughters Carolyn Messer (Randy Arrington) of Olive Hill, and Marcia Messer of Charlotte, NC; one sister, Evelyn Kinzer of Norfolk, VA; one brother, Laverne Messer of Olive Hill; two half brothers, Keith Messer and Curtis Messer; six grandchildren, Chris Messer, Jared Orcutt, Jennifer Richardson, Amber Orcutt, Kayla Roe, Jessica Rayburn; seven great grand children, Corey Messer, Kelsey Messer, Logan Richardson, Bayleigh Richardson, Trever Boyle, Thomas Rayburn, and Johnathon Rayburn. In addition to these he is survived by a host of relatives and friends who sadly morn his passing. Funeral Services will be conducted 2:00 PM Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the Duvall & Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 149 Whitt Street, Olive Hill, with Bro. Junior Logan and Bro Scott Cully officiating. Burial will follow in the Messer Family Cemetery in Olive Hill. Serving as pallbearers will be Chris Messer, Jared Orcutt, Corey Messer, Trevor Boyle, Pete King, Doug Erwin and Lowell Burton. Friends may call 5-9 PM Saturday July 5, 2014 and after 9 AM Sunday at the Duvall & Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Olive Hill.
Gayle Forrest Carter, 79, of Grayson, went to be with his Lord on Monday, July 7, 2014 at his residence. He was born March 31, 1935 of Grayson a son of the late Frank “Tom” Thompson and Ida Mae Kimbler Carter. Gayle was retired from Armco Steel, proprietor of Carter’s Mobile Homes and was a farmer. He was a member of the Barretts Creek Church, Frostproof Lodge F. & A.M. #229, Scottish Rite of Covington and El Hasa Shrine. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Lucille Wilburn Carter in 1984, a son, Frank Thompson “Tommy” Carter II, brothers; Darrell, Earl, Carl and Sammy Carter and sisters, Maxine Osborne and Jewell Prichard. His survivors include: daughter, Lisa Carter (Lee) Stephens; son, Mike Carter; brother, Phillip (Denise) Carter; daughter-in-law, Barb Carter; grandchildren, Frank Thompson (Kim) Carter III, Ryan Carter, Nathan Carter, Aaron Carter, Robyn Carter (Dean) Mays, Tiffany Grimmett and Chelsey Burton; great grandchildren, Matthew Carter, Ariel Fannin, Dylan Carter, Braxton Mays and Shay Carter; sisters-in-law, Helen Lemaster, Pat Carter and Louise Carter; his beloved dog, Bell. He will also be greatly missed by his many nieces, nephews and family. He will be laid to rest by his nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Clell Lucas, minister. Burial will be in the Grayson Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, July 9th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Thursday after 9:00 a.m. until service time at the Malone Funeral Home.
Donna Jean Studlien Prichard, 75 of Grayson went to be with her Lord on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Cornerstone Hospital in Huntington WV. She was born November 1, 1938 in Portland, ND, a daughter of the late Nels and Judith Sandvik Studlien. She was a nursing assistant where she excelled in her profession and loved traveling especially in the Dakotas and the south west. She was preceded in death by a brother Dennis Studlien and one sister Carol Studlien. Her survivors include her husband of 55 years Barrett Alton Prichard of Grayson; three sons Jeffery (Patricia) Prichard of Lancaster MA, Matthew (Tammy) Prichard of Penacook NH and Daniel (Michelle) Prichard of Hooksett NH; one daughter Vivian (Quinn) Golden of Alton, NH; two sisters Fern Fugleberg-Rotto of Portland ND and Deloris Larson of Grayson; four brothers Earl (Joan) Studlien of Hudson MA, Gene (Susan) Studlien of Concord NH, Gary Studlien of Chula Vista CA and Vance (Phyllis) Studlien of Prospect, OH; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A celebration of life was conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at the Bayless Memorial Presbyterian Church of Grayson with Pastor Josh Akers and Rev. Harry Spickler. Church doors opened at 1:30 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to: Bayless Presbyterian Church, 108 E 2nd St., Grayson KY 41143. Malone Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Perlina Elizabeth Lawson Lawhorn, age 79, of Olive Hill, passed away Saturday evening, June 28, 2014, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. She was born September 26, 1934, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Elijah and Violet Parker Lawson. Perlina was of the Baptist faith and a lifelong homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Lloyd Lawson, and five sisters, Pansy Lawson, Barbara Lawson, Rosie Lyons, Mary Easterling and Margie Seagraves. Perlina is survived by one daughter, Donna Smith of Grayson; four grandchildren, Toby Allen Henderson, Sherry Elizabeth Downing, Melissa Gail Davis, and Sara Renae Raybourn; 12 great grandchildren, Bradley Joseph Henderson, Ashley Dawn Edwards, Brittany Danelle Cartwright, Megan Suzann Henderson, Hannaha Grace Davis, Heather Laraine Davis, Addie Elizabeth Henderson, Ian Jackson Lee Henderson, Lucas Harmon Allen Henderson, Kenzi Paige Downing, Callen Alexander Downing, and Amelia Jayde Raybourn; four great, great grandchildren, Treylin Kyle Cartwright, McKayla Dawn Edwards, Kora Nicole Edwards, and Colton Robert Henderson; and two brothers, Charles Lawson of Grahn, and Bobby Joe Lawson of Soldier. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Bobby Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014, and until the service hour on Wednesday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164. Wendall Davis, Brad Henderson, Freedom Cartwright, Jack Nolan, Greg Nolan, and Bill Griggs will serve as pallbearers.
Kaye Kiser 66 of Olive Hill, passed away Thursday June 26, 2014 peacefully at her residence surrounded by her family. Ms. Kiser was born June 22, 1948 in Olive Hill, to the late Willie N. and Goldie Bocook Kiser of Olive Hill. Ms. Kiser was a retired seamstress for the Ashland Sales and Services Company with 47 years of faithful service. Besides her parents Ms. Kiser was proceeded in death by three sisters Elsie Brigenar, Carolyn Sue Kiser, Sylvia Reynolds, Two brothers Ottis “Hooks” Kiser and Willie Kiser Jr. Ms. Kiser is survived by one son Chris “Bee-Bob” Kiser and his wife Mary; two brothers James “Roma” Kiser, Odis “Bottle” Kiser and one sister Judy “Rhea” Mabry. Also surviving are four grandchildren Sara Lynn Humphries, Dylan Christopher Kiser, Kyle Morgan Kiser, Joshua Mason Kiser and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and family who will sadly mourn her passing. Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday July 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Duvall and Moore Funeral Home and Cremation Service 149 Whitt St. Olive Hill, with Bro. Terry Dean officiating. Friends may call from 6-9 PM Monday June 30, 2014 at the funeral home.
Metta Mabry Skaggs age 75 of Stark Ridge, Elliott County, passed away Friday June 20, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Skaggs was born October 24, 1938 in Elliott County, a daughter of the late Brack and Rachel Roe Mabry. Metta was retired school teacher. She was of the Christian Faith. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Harlin Skaggs. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Kevin McAuley of Lexington; three grandsons, Tyler, Dylan and Ryan McAuley all of Lexington; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in the Chapel of Waddell & Whitt Funeral Home in Sandy Hook, with Brother Johnny Austin Carter officiating. Burial will follow in the Elliott County Memory Gardens. Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 and after 9 a.m. Tuesday until the service hour at the funeral home.
Wilbur Allen Keesling, 78, of Grayson formerly of Indianapolis died at his residence Sunday, June 29 surrounded by his family. Mr. Keesling was born August 5, 1935 in Kennard, IN a son of the late William G. and Isabell Jane Darling Keesling. He was preceded in death by his parents , a daughter, Terry Gebhart, a granddaughter, Regan Narmore, and a brother, Fredrick Keesling. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Jessie; a son , Stephen (Beverly) Keesling of Indianapolis; four daughters, Lisa (Paul) Powell of Indianapolis, Pam (Kevin) Elliott of Knightstown, IN, Debra Bentley Keesling of Indianapolis, and Dora (Steve) Stern of Indianapolis; many grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Mr Keesling was a member and deacon of the Ironhill Missionary Baptist Church, and he loved helping others. He volunteered at Grayson Meals-on-Wheels. Mr Keesling worked and retired from IBM in Indianapolis. Local visitation will be Tuesday, July 1, from 4:00-8:00pm at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 3, 1:00pm at the Hinsey-Brown Funeral Home in Knightstown, IN. Burial will follow in the Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown, IN.
Fredrick Michael Owens, Chicago, IL, formerly of Olive Hill passed away June 18,2014 after a long illness He was born January 25, 1925. Preceding him in death were his parents, Homer and Grace Patrick Owens. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Marilyn Diranna Owens, two sons, Michael Owens and Tony(Donna) Owens, two grandsons, Alec Michael and Christian Anthony Owens all of Chicago, IL. Five sisters, Lois (Wes) Phillips, Flemingsburg,Ky; Joyce (Jim) Smith, Knoxville,Tn; Gypsy (Paul) Kinder,Wilmington,Ohio. Janet (Amos) Maddix, Olive Hill,Ky Reta (Rodger) DeVore, Lakeland, Fl. And one brother Donny(Donna) Owens of Olive Hill, and many nieces and nephews who will miss him. A funeral service was held in Chicago at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monday, June 23,2014. He is buried in the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.
Ms. Lois Ann Branham Wagoner, age 63, of Olive Hill, passed away Friday morning, June 27, 2014, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. She was born April 13, 1951, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Frank Branham and Olive Barker Branham Holbrook. Lois was a member of the First Baptist Church in Olive Hill and worked as a cook on the boats for Marathon Oil. She enjoyed singing in church, taking care of people, and spending time with her family and friends. Lois is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Roger Casey and Angie Wagoner of Ashland, Israel Gale and Lisa Wagoner of Wheelersburg, Ohio, and Gary Joseph Wagoner of Greenup; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Ed and Hazel Branham of Olive Hill, Larry and Rena Branham of Elliott County, and Michael Holbrook of Olive Hill; and one sister and brother-in-law, Arvetta and Greg Bryant of Olive Hill. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Dean Thompson officiating. Friends may visit from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.
Terry Lynn Randolph, 44, of Mitchell Road, Olive Hill, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014. He was born June 20, 1970, in Rowan County, a son of Martha Moore Randolph of Olive Hill and the late Cleophus Randolph. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Angie Spears Randolph; two sons Nicholas Randolph and Kelly Randolph, both of Olive Hill; two daughters, Natasha Randolph and Heather Randolph, both of Olive Hill; five brothers and their wives, Elige and Ruie Randolph, Eugene and Janet Randolph, and Bill and Ruth Randolph, all of Olive Hill, Roger and Vickie Randolph and Junior and Patty Randolph, all of Sandy Hook; and one sister and her husband, Shary and Harold Crum of Olive Hill. Other survivors include many nieces and nephews, extended family, and dear friends. Terry was a former employee of Addington Brothers Coal Company. He was a loving son, husband, and father, who will be sadly missed by all. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Beartown Church of God with Bro. Elijah Wagoner, Bro. Justin Wagoner, and Johnny Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Randolph-Spears Cemetery in Elliott County. Pallbearers: Kelly Randolph, Nicholas Randolph, Harold Crum, Joseph Randolph, Anthony Adkins, and Joey Adkins. Honorary Pallbearers: Vernon Cox, Micheal Moore, Bill McGary, Adam Randolph, Jeremiah Randolph, Johnny Moore, and Matt Kegley. Visitation is after 6 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead.
Mrs. Louise B. Stevens, age 83, of Morehead, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday evening, June 24, 2014, at her residence. She was born October 12, 1930, in Rowan County, a daughter of the late Bert Allen Bailey and Elizabeth Smith Bailey. Louise was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a Christian and attended Soldier Church of God for over 50 years. Along with being a homemaker, she worked at Maloney’s Department Store for many years. Her greatest joys were going to church and being with her family. Her home was always open to anyone needing a place to stay. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, James Othar Stevens, and one son-in-law, Neil Fraley. Louise is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Leslie Stevens of Morehead; three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Von Kiser of Olive Hill, Vicki and Tony DeHart of Morehead, and Lorie and Jeff Callihan of Morehead; eight grandchildren, Ashley (Jimmy) Howard, Chris Callihan, Sarah Callihan, Alex Stevens, Traci LaShae Stevens, Kelsey Stevens, Katlyn Callihan, and Blake Stevens; three great grandchildren, Boone and Scout Howard and Ryleigh Licon who will be born July 3rd; one brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Jean Bailey of Morehead; and one sister, Deloris Thomas of Morehead. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with her brother, Ray Bailey, and Brother Gayle Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Cranston Cemetery in Morehead. Friends may visit from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014, and until the service hour on Saturday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164. Allen Stevens, Von Kiser, Tony DeHart, Jeff Callihan, Chris Callihan, Alex Stevens, and Jimmy Howard will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Moore, Boone Howard, Blake Stevens, Donnie Stevens, and Darold Bailey.
Howard Dale Seagraves, 56 of Morehead formerly of Grayson passed away Thursday, June 18, 2014 at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted Monday 1;00 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home with Lewis Baier and Scott Baier ministers. Burial will be in the Edison Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Sunday and after 9:00 a.m. Monday
Charles Curtis Claxon, 79 of Hopewell, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 at his residence. He was born January 28th, 1935 a son of the late Ambros and Nevada Bradford Claxon. He was retired from the Kentucky Department Transportation Cabinet and was an auto body mechanic. Charlie was of the Pentecostal faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Stephens Claxon, one son, Raymond Claxon, two sisters, Evelyn Claxon and Ella Faye Claxon, three brothers, William Thomas Claxon, Robert Douglas Claxon and Junior Lee Claxon. His survivors include: One daughter, Donna Sue (Tim) Bush of Hopewell; Two sons, Don (Bernice) Claxon of Summit, and Michael Claxon of Hopewell; 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Daniel Miller and Don Pope, officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford Cemetery at Hopewell. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, June 25th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Thursday after 9:00 a.m. until service time at the Malone Funeral Home.
Mrs. Barbara Dayle Stephens McCord, age 53, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away Saturday evening, June 21, 2014, at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born February 12, 1961, in Gary, Indiana, a daughter of Loretta Faye Hale Stephens and the late Thomas E. Stephens. Barbara was a secretary for Administar Federal Insurance Company and enjoyed crafts, reading, shopping, and spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one sister, Debbie LeClaire. Barbara is survived by her mother, Loretta Faye Hale Stephens of Olive Hill; her husband of 10 years, Mark McCord; one son, Joseph Fistrovich of Las Vegas, Nevada; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Patricia Stephens of Demotte, Indiana; one brother-in-law, Michael LeClaire of Olive Hill; and her mother-in-law, Sharon McCord of Indianapolis, Indiana. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother John Lambert officiating. Burial will follow in the Hale Cemetery on Smith Run in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Willie Gene James, age 79, of Grahn, went home to be with Jesus and his beloved wife Martine on Tuesday morning, June 24, 2014, at his residence with his children and grandchildren at his side. He was born May 11, 1935, in Grahn, a son of the late James and Stella Everman James. Willie was a Christian, proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War, and worked as a licensed blaster. He was a great friend to many and had a special love for children. He was very witty with a great sense of humor and entertained all he came in contact with. Willie loved fishing and hunting with his children, grandchildren, and friends. He will be greatly missed by all. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Martine Sturgill James; ten brothers, Dennis, Johnny Bruis, Clifford, James Jr., Charlie, Watt Dean, Gilbert, Buford, Chester, and Glen James ; and five sisters, Opal Lowe, Lillian Rice, Nixola Gilliam, Geneva Waugh, and Thelma Jessie. Willie is survived by two children, Andrea Beth Lewis and husband, Bill, of Grayson, and Jason Willie James of Grahn; four grandchildren, Andy Lewis, Brittany Gene Bond and husband Adam, Hana James, and Caleb Grant Willie James; one great grandchild, Poppy Lou Bond; one brother and sister-in-law, Phyllis and Evelyn James of Olive Hill; one sister and brother-in-law, Connie Sue and Donnie Justice of Pikeville; and many, many, loving nieces, nephews, other family members, and special life-long friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 27, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Tom Harris and Brother Ed Porter officiating. Burial will follow in the Biggs Hill Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014, and until the service hour on Friday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Ruth Ellen Nelson, 61 of Flatwoods died at her residence on Thursday, June 19, 2014 after an extended illness. She was born July 3, 1952 in Grayson, a daughter of the late William Clayton and Arlette Godreau Fleming. Ruth is survived by two sons: Jason Savage and Bryan Savage both of Grayson; one daughter Whitney (Scott) Ball of Ashland; one sister Annie (Roger) Dickison of Flatwoods; two brothers Jack (Brenda) Fleming and Rick Fleming both of Grayson; one grandson Brody Alan Ball; two step sisters Melinda (Danny) McDavid of Willard and Connie Brammell of South Point, OH; one step-brother Rob and Lori Handley of Webb; and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Malone Funeral Home with Bro. Shane Cox officiating. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6-9 Saturday and after 12 noon Sunday.
Burlin Jackson Bair, 74, of Soldier, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014 in the Life Care Center. He was born on May 22, 1940 in Elliott County, a son of the late Virgil and Lenora Stigall Bair. Burlin was a retired heavy equipment mechanic and truck driver. He was a member of the Beartown Church of God and he enjoyed fishing, hunting, four wheeling, caring for his dogs and spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Gilbert Bair, Elmer Bair and Delmer Bair. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Layne Bair, whom he married on July 15, 1961, four sons, Anthony (Betty Jean) Bair, Burlin J. (Ruth Ann) Bair, Jr., Christen (Vickie) Bair and Stephen (Melissa) Bair all of Olive Hill, one daughter, Michelle (Ronald Gene) Bond of Olive Hill, two sisters, Floella Baldridge of Morehead and Loberta (Daniel) Knipp of Olive Hill, five grandchildren, Rachael Bair, Stephen Bair, Jr., Katlyn Bond, Shane Bair and Christen Bailey Bair, two step-grandchildren, Bo Daniel Sparks and Tabitha Ann Butler Kranz and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, June 8, 2014 in the chapel of the Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home with Rev. Elijah Wagoner and Rev. Louie Harris officiating. Burial was in the Manning Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was after 4:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Matthew Knipp, Danny Knipp, Bryan Fraley, Frank Lemasters, Billy Curtis, Shane Bair, Joshua Thompson, Stephen Bair, Jr. and Bob Daniel Sparks.
Betty Lou Wilburn Martin, 83 of Grayson went to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Hospice Care Center in Ashland. She was born July 24, 1930 in Carter County, a daughter of the late Lester and Goldie Haney Wilburn. She was a homemaker and of Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by three sisters Mary Jane Alexander, Helen Rigsby and Millie Griffith; one brother Harold Wilburn. Her survivors include four daughters; Diane Wilburn of Grayson, Kathy (Randy) Steagall of Olive Hill, Brenda Sparks and Jerry Moore of Olive Hill and Robin (Tim) Kouns of Grayson; one sister Katherine (Sonny) Huffman of Olive Hill; 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, 2:00 p.m. at the Malone Funeral Home by Lowell Elliott Jr. Burial will be in the Hannah Family Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home Friday and after 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. Memorial contributions are suggested to: Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland KY 41101.
Ms. Phyllis Jean Easterling, age 73, of Olive Hill, passed away Monday afternoon, June 9, 2014, in Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Grayson. She was born August 18, 1940, in Carter County, a daughter of the late John and Lucy Meade Easterling. Phyllis was a homemaker and a member of Mountain Top Church of Jesus Christ. She enjoyed cooking and eating meals with her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Ellen Debord. Phyllis is survived by five brothers and two sisters-in-law, Billy Easterling, Bobby and Rita Easterling, James Easterling, Gary and Phyllis Easterling, and Johnny Easterling, all of Olive Hill; six sisters and three brothers-in-law, Opal and Odith Stevens, Genevene Bryant, Kate Hedge, Virginia Easterling, Joyce and Virgil Kilgore, and Judy and Herbert Conn, all of Olive Hill; and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Bobby Buckler and Brother David Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in the Easterling-Debord Cemetery on Route 986 in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014, and until the service hour on Thursday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Howard Eugene "Gene" Buckler, age 81, of Olive Hill, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday morning, June 10, 2014, at his residence. He was born October 26, 1932, in Carter County, a son of the late John and Fannie Stevens Buckler. Gene was a member of James Chapel Community Holiness Church where he served as pastor for 32 years. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and retired from Kentucky Electric Steel. Gene enjoyed serving God, spending time with his family, and farming. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Jezreel Rayburn; one brother, John Buckler Jr.; and four sisters, Lucille Sampson, Bertha Cordle, Pauline Conn, and Rosa "Maggie" Albert. Gene is survived by his wife of 60 years, Glenna Reynolds Buckler; one son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Donna Buckler of Olive Hill; three daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Brent Rayburn of Olive Hill, Linda and Ricky Clary of Olive Hill, and Debra and Dale Enix of Vanceburg; eight grandchildren, Adam (Stacey) Buckler, Lea (Lloyd) Arrowood, Tony (Michelle) Buckler, Jason (Natasha) Rayburn, Jerome (Danielle) Rayburn, Shawna (Joshua) Caudill, Matthew (Amber) Enix, and Jesse Enix; 11 great grandchildren, Jacob, Hannah and Andrew Buckler, Milea and Canaan Arrowood, Taylor Hicks and Madison Buckler, Jasmyn Rayburn and Kaitlyn and Rylee Sapp, Jocelyn and Luke Rayburn, Kian Blu Caudill, and Parker Enix; one brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Shirley Buckler of Olive Hill; and two sisters, Opal Arthurs of Olive Hill, and Phyllis Taylor of Olive Hill. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2014, at James Chapel Community Holiness Church in Olive Hill, with Brother Matt Blankenship and Brother Adam Buckler officiating. Burial will follow in the Tackett-Buckler Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164, and after 11 a.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014, at the church. Tony Buckler, Jason Rayburn, Jerome Rayburn, Joshua Caudill, Matthew Enix, and Jesse Enix will serve as pallbearers.
Virgil Porter, 64, of Morehead, formerly of Olive Hill, passed away Tuesday June 10, 2014 at his residence. Virgil was born April 27, 1950 in Carter County to the late Earsel and Emma Cross Porter. Mr. Porter was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday June 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Duvall and Moore Funeral Home chapel with Brother Rex Seagraves officiating. Burial will follow in the Holbrook-Porter Cemetery on Porter Creek in Carter County. Friends may call 6-9 PM Thursday June 12, 2014 and after 9 AM Friday until time of service. Arrangements cared for by Duvall and Moore Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 149 Whitt St. Olive Hill, KY.
Karen Yvonne Calhoun of Grayson, formerly of Lexington and Hitchins, died on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in home. She was preceded in death by her parents, R. W. and Faye Reeves Calhoun of Grayson. She is survived by her only brother Gary Calhoun and his wife, Barbara of Raceland, and her 2 nephews, John Calhoun of Cincinnati, OH and Charles Calhoun of Raceland. She is also survived by her best friend, Laura Fanneccia Vincent of Ashland. Born in Ashland, on July 21, 1947, she graduated from Hitchins High School where she was honored as class valedictorian and class president. She was a graduate of the UK College of Education with a BA in English and History. Also a graduate of UK’s graduate school, she received an MA in Secondary Reading with a specialist degree in secondary remedial reading. Her love of UK basketball began when she was a young girl and continued until her death. She was a lifetime member of the UK Alumni Club. She was retired from the Fayette County Board of Education in 1996 after teaching 20 years at Crawford Middle School. She also taught for seven years in Carter County at Hitchins High and East Carter High. Karen believed in supporting all of her professional education associations while active as well as in retirement. In Fayette County, she served 3 terms as secretary of the Fayette County Education Association and was editor of the FCEA and Central KEA Capitol Reports published during general assemblies. She served as a lobbyist in Frankfort, as Language Arts department chair at Crawford, on the Teacher’s Forum in Fayette County, as school rep to FCEA, renovation committee chair for Crawford, the school budget committee, as Beta Club sponsor and teacher advisor to the student newspaper. At Hitchins and East Carter she was junior class sponsor and cheerleading sponsor. In retirement, she was a member of the Carter County Democratic Women’s Club. Services will be held at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson on Tuesday, June 17 at 1:00 p.m. with Ronnie Blevins and Bryan Bradley. Entombment will be at East Carter County Memory Garden’s Mausoleum. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Donations should be made to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, Maryland.
Ora Stephen King, 65, of Salley, South Carolina, formerly of Carter County, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at his home. He was born on January 2, 1949 in Carter County, a son of Oleda Littleton King and the late Paul Stephen King. Steve was a carpenter by trade and a United States Army Veteran. He loved stray animals, the outdoors and was an avid gardener. Steve had a personal relationship with the Lord, and a kind and caring heart. In addition to his father, Paul Stephen King, who passed away on February 22, 2011, he was preceded in death by his wife, Deloris (Peze) Arthurs King and two brothers, Chuck King and David Allen King. Survivors include his mother, Oleda Littleton King of Olive Hill, two sisters, Edith L. (Phillip) Tackett of Morehead and Donna (Corbett) Dillon of Olive Hill, his companion, Nancy Lemaster of Salley, South Carolina and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 14, 2014 in the chapel of the Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home with Elder Lonnie Gregory, Elder Terry Bryant and Elder Junior Ruggles officiating. Burial was in the Bradley Cemetery at Soldier. Full military honors were conducted at the graveside by Corbie Ellington American Legion Post No. 126. Visitation was after 6:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Paul Dillon, Brian Dillon, Versel Dillon, Mickey Grills and Stephen Dillon.
Cody Aaron Burnett, 25, of Grayson, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014. Funeral Service will be conducted at 1 p.m., Monday, June 16th at the Malone Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Cribbs Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Malone Funeral Home.
Randy Allen Mauk, 39, passed away peacefully Friday June 13, 2014 at his residence. Randy was born December 2, 1974 in Mansfield, OH. Funeral service will be 11 am Wednesday June 18th at the Malone Funeral Home with Eddie Seagraves and Delmar Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in the Carroll Family Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 pm Tuesday at the Funeral Home.
Ms. Julia Mae Owens Clark, age 34, of Sawmill Road, Olive Hill, passed away Friday evening, June 13, 2014, at her mother’s residence after a long battle with cancer. She was born December 18, 1979, in Morehead, a daughter of Terry Owens and Gale Archer Owens. Julia was of the Christian faith and a homemaker. She enjoyed living life to the fullest and spending time with her children and family. Julia is survived by her father, Terry Owens of Rowan County; her mother, Gale Archer Owens and companion, Curtis Bryant, of Olive Hill; one son, Keegan Blade Clark of Olive Hill; two daughters, Keeauna Jade Clark and Kylee LaShae Hall, both of Olive Hill; one brother and sister-in-law, Curtis Lee and Teresa Owens of Olive Hill; one sister, Terri Kaye Duncan and companion, Justin Crider, of Olive Hill; and four nephews. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Ronald Logan and Brother Gayle Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Archer-Osborne Cemetery on Porter Creek in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2014, and until the service hour on Tuesday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Orbie Kennion Rivers, 78, formerly of Olive Hill, passed away Thursday Feb. 6, 2014 in Subic Bay, Philippines. He was born March 4, 1935 in Carter County, a son of the late Forest and Alma Hamm Rivers. Orbie was a retired CPA and Realty Broker from Hurst, Texas. After retirement, he moved to the Philippines in 2008 where he met and married his loving wife Rudith. He was of the Christian faith. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Orbie was a graduate of Morehead State University. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Armel E. Rivers, Arnold P. Rivers, Thurman "Pete" Rivers, Floyd L. Rivers and Frank E. Rivers; three sisters, an infant sister, Nona Marie Prescott and Sarah B. Hamilton. Survivors include his wife Rudith Rivers of Subic Bay, Philippines; two sons Orbie Kennion (Rikki) Rivers, Jr. and Timothy Byron Rivers; three grandchildren, Orbie Kennion (Kristy) Rivers, III, Addison Rivers and Ashton Rivers; and a special ex - wife and life-long friend, Rochella Fraley Rivers, all of San Antonio, Texas; three brothers, Cletis E. "Gene" and Barbara Rivers, Dunreath, IN, Forest E. Rivers, Olive Hill, and Millard "Ray" and Donna Rivers, Pittsburgh, PA; two sisters, Barbara A. and Robert Henson and Opal J. and Bill Bowling, both of Olive Hill. He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. A special family service was held in rememberance of Orbie, Saturday, June 14 at his childhood home place where he had many fond memories of growing up, living, laughing and learning. Rev. Don Rivers led the services. A small gathering of family and friends were in attendance to share in the final farewell and the spreading of his ashes in the place Orbie loved and called home. Resting in God's hands.
Elbert "Roy" Tackett, 81, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014 at University Hospital of Cleveland after a long illness. He was born on May 29, 1933 in Olive Hill, the son of the late Everett and Jewell (Fannin) Tackett. Elbert retired in 1986 after 30 years from Copperweld Steel as a Furnace Operator. Memories of Roy will be carried on by wife, Doris (Porter) Tackett of Champion, OH, whom he married November 22, 1952; sons: Richard (Sandi) Tackett of Kinsman, OH, Keith (Isabel) Tackett of Houston, TX, Tim (Maureen) Tackett of Newburgh, IN, Rodney (Darlene) Tackett of Warren, OH, Wendell (Astrid) Tackett of Ann Arbor, MI; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters: Juanita Oney of Hamilton, OH, Phyllis Osborne of Winchester, Alma Jean Reid of Olive Hill, Alice Gail (Tom) Rogers of Medway, OH; and brother, William (Sue) Tackett of Olive Hill. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jolene Furnish; and brother, Russell Tackett. Services have taken place and the final committal was at Meadow Brook Memorial Park in Champion. Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland and Son Funeral and Cremation Services Co, 271 North Park Avenue, Warren, OH 44481
John L. Salyers, age 84, of Mansfield passed away Sunday evening, June 15, 2014 in Winchester Terrace Nursing Home surrounded by his family. He was born July 26, 1929 in Carter County, Kentucky, one of ten children to the late Harry and Many Summers (Thompson) Salyers.A U.S. Army veteran, John served two years during Korea and was honorably discharged in 1953. John lived in Champaign County, Ohio until 2003, where he operated a farm and also worked at Lewis Systems. He knew how to live off the land, putting out a huge garden every spring to provide food for his family, as well as teaching his girls the value of hard work. He as a self taught handy man who used his talents in home improvement to flip houses for a profit, long before it was trendy. He also enjoyed hunting.John is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law: Diana and Norman Brassfield of Dayton, Karen and Curtis Carpenter of Mansfield, and Donna Pack of Delaware; a brother and sister-in-law: James and Loretta Salyers of Beaver Creek; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.In addition to his wife of nearly 60 years, Opal Conley Salyers, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Huffman in 1994; and eight of his siblings. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family in Lantz Cemetery, where Mr. Salyers will receive graveside military honors. His grandson, Wayne Carpenter will speak. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com
Lodena Estella Littleton went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday afternoon June 9, 2014 in Country Meadow Care Center. She was 88.Born January 29, 1926 in Smokey Valley, KY she was the only child of the late James A. and Bessie (Hall) Gillam. On June 14, 1942 she married Ersel Littleton and together lived in the Bellville area most of their married life.She took a job working at J.C. Penney's for a few years and in her spare time she enjoyed gardening and planting flowers, feeding the birds, crocheting, and quilting. Above all, she adored her grandchildren and loved spending time with them.Lodena was a faithful member of Bellville Freewill Baptist Church and she cherished her church family.In addition to her loving husband of (almost) 72 years, Ersel Littleton of Bellville; she is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law: Larry and Melva Littleton of Bellville and Don and Jeannie Littleton of Mansfield; five grandchildren (and spouses): Doug (Sally) Littleton, Dwight Littleton, Tammy (Ronald) Hicks, Don (Chris) Littleton, Jr., and Rick (Stacy) Littleton; and 14 great-grandchildren.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson David J. Littleton and a great-grandson Scott Littleton.Friends are encouraged to call 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Bellville Freewill Baptist Church, 294 Honey Creek Rd E in Bellville, where her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Pastor Paul Staton will officiate assisted by Pastor Bruce Copley and burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or Bellville Freewill Baptist Church and sent in the care of the funeral home: P.O. Box 3085, Mansfield, Ohio 44904.
Dallas Claxon, 64, of Kenansville, FL died Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at his residence. He was born February 28, 1950 in Greenup, KY; a son of the late Roy Edward Claxon Sr. and Naomi Kibbey Claxon. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Larry, Doug, and Roy Claxon. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and loved showing Tennessee walking horses. He was a retired steelworker with Empire Detroit Steel of Mansfield, OH. He was a member of the Kenansville Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Carper Claxon; two brothers, Virgil Wesley Claxon of Carter City and Clyde Claxon of Garrison, a sister, Rosa Lee McCleese of Carter City,. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by John Lybrook, minister. Burial will follow in the Kiser-McGinnis Cemetery near Kehoe. Visitation will be Friday, June 6, 2014 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at the Sparks Funeral Home.
Claude Allen Steagall, Jr., 52, of Mansfield, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at his home following a lengthy illness.Claude was born October 26, 1961 in Olive Hill, Kentucky, the son of Claude Alvin and Jewel Arlene (Offill) Steagall. He was a jack of all trades, did electrical and mechanical work and was very good at everything he did. Claude was a Cleveland Browns fan and enjoyed woodworking, drawing, and singing and loved music. Along with his mother, Claude is survived by his wife, Lisa Leadingham Steagall; four children, Kristan Leadingham, Josh (Cindy) Ogle, Crystal Steagall, and Erica (Matt) Nigh all of Mansfield; seven grandchildren, Olivia, Avery, Courtney, Davin, Daisjah, Alexis, and Olivia; six siblings, Phillip Steagall, Debbra (Philip) Messer, Terry Steagall, Kimberly Steagall, Beverly Braden, and Tracy Steagall all of Mansfield; in-laws, Lynn (Tom) Bargo, Shanna (Bill) Lewis, Mackie Leadingham, Angie Leadingham, and Bob Boughton all of Mansfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.Claude was preceded in death by his father; and sister-in-law, Trishie Broughton.Calling hours will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Brian Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.
Mr. Jeffery Lynn Jarvis, age 49, of Dalton, Georgia, formerly of Grayson, passed away Friday afternoon, May 30, 2014, in the Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, Georgia. He was born April 24, 1965, in Blue Island, Illinois, a son of James Frank and Thelma Mae Greer Jarvis of Olive Hill. Jeffery was of the Baptist faith and was a graduate of East Carter High School. He was employed by Shaw Carpet Industries in Dalton, Georgia. Jeffery enjoyed fishing, going to car shows, going to Pigeon Forge, and spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by one brother, James Earl "Jamie" Jarvis. In addition to his parents, Jeffery is survived by his wife of 29 years, Barbara Romans Jarvis; two sons and daughter-in-law, Jeffery Eric and Sabrina Jarvis of Dalton, Georgia, and Tommy Lee Jarvis of Dalton, Georgia; one three year old granddaughter who was his pride and joy, Chloe Nikkole Jarvis; and three sisters and brothers-in-law, Beverly and Jeff Ransom of Middlesex, North Carolina, Bonnie and David Bawcum of Olive Hill, and Cindy and David Keith Jones of Hitchins. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Matt Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in the Wells-Jarvis Cemetery on Three Pine in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs. Ada Catron Bond, age 92, of Olive Hill, passed away Saturday afternoon, May 31, 2014, at her residence. She was born October 3, 1921, in Carter County, a daughter of the late George and Pearl Mabry Catron. Ada was a homemaker and enjoyed visiting with people, working in her flowers, and quilting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Clayton Bond; one infant son, Donald Bond; three brothers, Willard Catron, Ray Catron, and Austin Catron; and two sisters, Betty Jean Catron and Eddith Sparks. Ada is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Donrita Bond of Olive Hill, Freddie Allen and Shirley Bond of Versailles, Joe E and Rita Bond of Olive Hill, and J C and Lucy Bond of Olive Hill; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mitzie and Danny Tabor of Olive Hill, and Betty Lane and Paul Smith of Versailles; 13 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; two brothers, Alvin Catron of Mansfield, Ohio, and Garner Catron of Olive Hill; and three sisters and a brother-in-law, Velma and George Stamper of Olive Hill, Etta Florence Jones of Lincoln Park, Michigan, and Virginia Caudill of Mansfield, Ohio. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Allen Underwood and Brother Clyde Holbrook officiating. Burial will follow in the Bond Family Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2014, and until the service hour on Wednesday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164. Ada’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
First 25 of 453 words: GRAYSON - Sallie P. Satterly, 89 of Grayson, widow of Beryl Otto Satterly, passed away Tue, July 25, at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland.... Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on July 29, 2006
Chloe Patrick. Some years ago Chloe Grace Patrick was born in Hitchins, Kentucky. On February 26, 2007, she flew through the stars in the arms of her Angels to meet her precious Lord Jesus in Heaven. We are certain she is rejoicing in joyous reunion with her husband Don, her son Don Jr., daughter Debbie and granddaughter Becky, along with her parents, 8 brothers and sisters and a number of relatives and friends that have gone before her. She left many here on earth to love and miss her. Among those are daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Jim Kiser; grandson, Scott Kiser; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Kim and Patrick McNeely; great-grandson, baby Lincoln James McNeely; precious sister and brothers, Della Hartley, Joseph Lee and Dudley Lee; beloved sisters-in-law, Dorothy French and Ditty Adkins; many very dearly loved nieces and nephews, faithful and loving lifelong friends, "Bedora" Brennan and Bonnie Freeman, her church family at Whitehall Baptist Church and neighbors at Maplewood Heights, and so many friends - too many to mention them all. Chloe (the best mom in the world!) was a wonderfully kind and thoughtful woman with such a tender heart. She was never hesitant to give of herself and always found a way to show those dear to her how much she cared. She possessed a sweet and cheerful spirit (and a sweet little southern voice) exhibiting astonishing strength and grace and unflinchable faith in the face of unspeakable sorrow. With her sweetness and kindness she touched so many people along her way. She was first and foremost a good Christian, a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother absolutely devoted to her family. She was a very active member of Whitehall Baptist Church since 1964, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School and serving refreshments in Vacation Bible School each summer for many years. She tried to live each day of her life in a way that would please and glorify her Lord. She was a member of the Whitehall Democrat Club and a longtime election poll worker. She loved buying a new pair of shoes with her "election money"! She enjoyed going to the Whitehall 4th of July parade each year - taking great pleasure in waving to all of the parade participants! She so loved and looked forward to our annual Lee family reunion at Blacklick Woods each summer, planning months in advance, what dishes she would bring. She always said she had lived a happy life. She loved people, she loved to laugh and be funny, she loved showing kindness to all and most of all she loved to love. Rest easy in God's arms, Mom. We love you forever. Special thanks to Dr. Marc Carroll and Dr. Steve Tanzer along with their wonderful nurses and staff at Sedalia Medical Center for taking such good care of my mom through the years. She loved you all! Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., EVANS FUNERAL HOME, 4171 E. Livingston Ave. Funeral service Friday 11 a.m., Whitehall Baptist Church, 392 Maplewood Ave. Pastor Darrel Gabbard officiating. Interment Glen Rest Cemetery.
Margie Maxine Bellew Jones, 89 of Grayson, went home to meet her Lord Friday May 30, 2014 at Carter County Nursing and Rehab Center following a long illness. She was born Sept. 10, 1924 in Carter Co. a daughter of the late Bob and Hazel Bellew. She was a secretary at Wright Paterson Air Force Base, Dayton Ohio for three years and waitress for several years. She was also member of the Women’s DAV Auxiliary for two years. She was a faithful member of the Oak Grove Church of Christ for fifty six years serving as a Sunday School Teacher, youth leader, women’s group leader and choir member. She sang in a trio praising the Lord for about fifty years. Her main purpose in life was to tell others about Jesus. She would always say “since we are all gather together lets just sing a song.” In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert (June), Glen, Jimmy and Johnny Bellew and two brother-in-laws, Claude Estep and Roy Gilbert. She is survived by her husband of sixty eight years, Winnie Jones of Grayson; one son Bob (Clara) Jones of Lapeer, MI; one daughter :Tonda (Amon) Yates of Grayson; four grand-children Angie ( Kevin) LaBarge of Lapeer, MI, Stacy Jones of Buckeye, AZ , Tony (Sylvia) Yates and Stephen (Krista) Yates both of Grayson; nine great grandchildren: Nicole McVety , Ryan, Devin and Nathan LaBarge all of LaPeer, MI, Kyle, Rob, Sian, Daniel and Angelina Yates all of Grayson; two sisters Betty Estep of Bryon, MI and Shelby Gilbert of Grayson. She leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews and friends who morn her passing yet rejoices in the life that she lived. She truly was a Proverbs 31 woman “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints”. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Oak Grove Church of Christ with Donald Damron, Tim Carper and Bradley Cotten. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Sunday at Malone Funeral Home and after 11:00 a.m. Monday at the church. Family suggests memorial contributions to: D.A.V., P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati OH 45250-0301.
Audrey M. Kiser, 75, of Derwood, formerly of Wheaton, died Sunday, Sept. 2, at Casey House, Rockville. She was the wife of Claude A. Kiser, who died in 1994.Born Aug. 28, 1926, in Hitchins, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Etta Waggoner Morrison.Mrs. Kiser was a graduate of Hitchins High School.She was a member of Redland Baptist Church, and a former member of the Eastern Star.Her hobbies were cooking and reading. She retired from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, as a financial assistant analyst after 35 years of service.Surviving are five children, Linda D. Tibbs of Kentucky, Robert A. Kiser and Cheryl A. Day, both of Derwood, James E. Kiser of Arizona, and Donald G. Kiser of Pennsylvania; five sisters, Pauline Strickland of Florida, Patricia Anderson of Virginia, Anna Kimmel and Marguerite Barker, both of Kentucky, and Ida Snyder of Missouri; two brothers, George Morrison of Virginia, and Robert Morrison of Connecticut; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Muriel H. Barber Funeral Home, 21525 Laytonsville Road, Laytonsville.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Redland Baptist Church, 6922 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville, Md. 20855.Interment will be in Parklawn Cemetery, Rockville.
Leona Ferguson, 77, of Orient, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2012 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Born August 1, 1935 in Hitchins, Kentucky. Preceded in death by her parents Elijah and Lessie (Hay) Baker, husband Clifford W. Ferguson, grandson Tanner Dobner, brothers Dewey Jay Baker, Arnold Lee Baker, Bill Baker, sister Mary Miller. Survived by children, Regina (Jeff) Bomar, Sharon (Paul) Dobner, Clifford D. Ferguson, Kimberli Cochran, Nikki (Chris) Eason; grandchildren, Kelcie and Hayley Bomar, Brandon, Kyle, Zachary and Jacob Cochran, Lexie Ferguson and Ashley Laskey, Christopher and Cody Landis; brothers and sisters, Wanda (Jim) White, Elijah (Sue) Baker, Shirley (Willis) Blevins; Esther Howard; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, SW Chapel, 3393 Broadway, Grove City, OH. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Southwest Freewill Baptist Church, 1542 Greenleaf Road, Columbus, OH 43223. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Leona's name to Southwest Freewill Baptist Church.
Robert Dale Caudill, 59, of Shelby, died Tuesday morning, August 4, 2009 at Cleveland Clinic following a battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Robert was born April 17, 1950 in Hitchins, Kentucky to John E. And Mary A. (Hay) Caudill. He attended Bellville Freewill Baptist Church. Robert had worked as a machinist for Tech Form and enjoyed doing crafts and fixing things. Along with his loving wife, Robin Stoltenberg Caudill, he is survived by his children, Kara Sexton of Shelby, Shawn Caudill of Shelby, Bo Sexton of Moorehead, Kentucky, Rebecca Caudill of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Steven Caudill of Ft. Worth, Texas; three grandchildren, Jasmen Rene Sexton, Heather Biddle, and Matthew Biddle; in-laws, Debbie (John) Tyree, Rory (Marcella) Stoltenberg all of Ontario, Rich (Terri) Stoltenberg of La Masa, New Mexico, and Scott Stoltenberg of Mansfield; siblings, Dewey (Ruth) Caudill, Bill (Wanda) Caudill, Virginia Caudill, of Mansfield and John Arlin (Peggy) Caudill of Hitchins, Kentucky; and numerous nieces and nephews.Robert was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Richard and Miriam Stoltenberg; brother, Ulysses Caudill; sister-in-law, Marcia Shaffer; and brother-in-law, Butch Stoltenberg.A private graveside service will be held at a later date.Werner Funeral Services assisted the family with the arrangements.Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Werner Funeral Services.
Jerome Paul "Jerry" Bartee 1930 - 2000 Jerome Paul "Jerry" Bartee, 69, a 44-year resident of Willoughby, Ohio, and a native of Hitchins, Kentucky, a veteran of the U.S. Army and an employee of the General Electric Quartz Plant in Willoughby for 23 years until his retirement in 1986, passed away of natural causes at his home on Sunday, April 30, 2000. Burial will be at Bowling Cemetery, Hitchins. The family suggests contributions be made to the V.F.W. Post No. 1500, 38295 Pelton Road, Willoughby, OH 44094. Arrangements are being handled by Blessing Cremation Center, Mentor, Ohio.
Mrs. Freda Mae Thompson, 82, of 116 Lindsey Lee Lane passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013 at Peak Resources in Shelby. A native of Grayson, Kentucky, she was born on March 9, 1931, daughter of the late Ralph and Beulah Agnes McGuire Burton. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. at Clay Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby. The family will receive friends Tuesday, 6 to 8:00 p.m. at Clay Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby. Rev. Eddie Clayton and Rev. Tony Rayfield will be officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Cleveland Memorial Park.
Blanche Stephens, Age 101, died Saturday, October 19, 2013 in Berkeley Square Healthcare. She was born in Grayson, Kentucky on April 12, 1912, the eldest of nine children of J. E. and Arminta (Daniel) Newland. She attended Morehead College. Blanche married Burl Stephens in 1932 and he preceded her in death in June 1976. She had been a rural school teacher teaching in one room schools in Kentucky, a substitute teacher in Hamilton and tutored for her granddaughter, Kathy's first grade. Later she managed Victory Apartments for 35 years. She was a very active member of Grace United Methodist Church where she had been a teacher, council member, office holder and a member of the Kings Daughters Sunday School class. She is survived by her daughter, Betty J. (Pete) McGee, Middletown; her son, W. E. "Will" (Betty) Stephens, Clinton, Tennessee; a brother, J. W. Newland, Lexington, Kentucky; three grandchildren, Kathy (Stuart) Locke, David (Vickie) McGee, Middletown and Mark Stephens, Clinton, Tennessee; three great grandchildren and seven great, great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 22, 2013at 1:30 p.m.at Grace United Methodist Church, 1200 Main Street, with Rev. Norman Wright and Rev. J C. Collins officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be at the church Tuesday, from 12 noon until time of the service at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Grace United Methodist Church or Colonial Foundation for Berkeley Square Healthcare Activities Fund, 520 Eaton Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio 45013.
Mary Alene Boggs Lockwood, wife of the Reverend Quentin Lockwood, Sr., died at Traditions of Chillicothe (Ohio), Saturday December 28 at 10:50pm. Mrs. Lockwood was the daughter of the late John L. and Anna Kemper Boggs. She was born May 5, 1923 at Grayson, KY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Quentin Lockwood, and her brother, Rosco L. Boggs. Alene was a 1941 graduate of Ashland Senior High School where she was a member of the band, and was a 1943 graduate of Ashland Junior College. She received her B.S. degree from Georgia College and University at Milledgeville, Georgia, and her Master of Arts in Teaching from Emory University, Atlanta Georgia, where she served as supervisor of student teachers. In 1968 she was the first white teacher to integrate E.C. Clement School in Atlanta, Georgia. She served there fourteen years and on the closing of that school was transferred to Turner High School where she served as the only white female on the staff for three years. Neither school had any white students during these years. Mrs. Lockwood received recognition as teacher of the year from the Atlanta Teachers Association in 1979. Previously she had taught in Boyd County, Shelby County, and Ashland Public Schools in Kentucky. Throughout the years she was active in her community, schools, and church in music, mission activities, and youth activities. She taught piano and organ in Kentucky, Georgia, and Nebraska. Mrs. Lockwood and her husband, Reverend Quentin Lockwood Sr., former pastor of Salem Baptist Church, Southville, KY and Wildwood Baptist Church, Ashland, KY, served in Nebraska as missionaries of the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. In addition to starting new churches in the eastern half of Nebraska, they were co-founders of the Omaha Baptist Center where Mrs. Lockwood was director of a program which ministered spiritually, physically, and mentally to a large segment of Native American and multi cultural language and ethnic groups. Over 300 people per week were enrolled in this ministry. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Ashland where she was director of the Extension Department and also organist. She was later a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, Huntington WV. Additionally, she was a member of the Retired Teachers Association of Georgia, the Boyd County Retired Teachers Association, and the Alumnae Association of Emory University. She was an active member of the Democratic Committee during Jimmy Carter's election as Governor of Georgia and later as President of the United States. She was an active member of the Boyd County Democratic Committee. Surviving Mrs. Lockwood are her three children and nephew and niece: Quentin Lockwood, Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth, Syracuse, NY, Susan Lockwood and her husband, Bruce Landis, Chillicothe, OH, John W. Lockwood and his wife, Lisa, Raleigh, NC, Kevin R. Boggs, McDonough, GA, and Debbi Boggs, Atlanta, GA. She is survived by 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Ashland with Reverend Hubert Harvey officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 11:00-1:00 PM. The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the staff of Traditions of Chillicothe and Hospice for their loving care of Mrs. Lockwood. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Lockwood's honor may be made to: Traditions of Chillicothe, 142 University Avenue, Chillicothe, OH 45601; or the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship, P.O. Box 7098, Lousiville, KY 40257.
JAE NOY KISER, 73, of Grayson, Ky., wife of Earl Kiser, died March 4 in King's Daughters Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Malone Funeral Home, Grayson; entombment will be in the Kentucky Veterans North East Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Published in The Herald-Dispatch on Mar. 6, 2014
Billie "Bill" R. Hardy, 77, formerly of New Plymouth, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 in Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster. Born Dec. 4, 1935 in Edsel, Kentucky, he was a son of Everett and Ila Hazel (Blevins) Hardy. Bill loved the outdoors, especially when he was bow hunting and fishing.A U.S. Army veteran, Bill had retired as the plant superintendent from Capitol Manufacturing, working in Columbus and West Jefferson. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nell (Carroll) Hardy; daughter, Sheila (John) Gossard of London; son, Billy Kevin (Rebecca) Hardy of Sunbury; grandchildren, Justin Gossard, Ryan Hardy and Helen Hardy; brothers, Todd (Linda) Hardy of Grayson, Kentucky, Everett (Phyllis) Hardy Jr. of Patriot, Ohio and Eddie Lee (Sue) Hardy of Knoxville, Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Lucy Jolly and Cosetta Young; and brother, Ervin Hardy. Funeral services were held at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St., London, Ohio. Pastor John Burchett officiated. Friends called at the funeral home from 4:30 p.m. until time of services
GEORGETOWN - Garland Ray Gumm, 67, husband to Alice Damron Gumm. Visit 5-9pm Thu at Tucker, Yocum, Wilson Funeral Home. Service 2pm Sun at Malone Funeral Home, with visit 12-2pm Sun at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson, Kentucky.
Kathy D. Frazier, Age 56, of Trotwood, formerly New Lebanon, went Home to be reunited with her husband, Ricky, on Friday, November 8, 2013. She was born October 26, 1957 in Grayson, Kentucky to Elisha and Opal Burton. Kathy was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ricky; father, Elisha; and brother, Arthur. She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie (Todd) Stiver; mother, Opal Burton; siblings, Glen (Sue) Burton, Alene Burton, and Charles (Kandi) Burton; nieces and nephews; and many more family and friends. Kathy was a graduate of the Class of 1975 of Trotwood High School and was most recently a Radiology Technician at Dayton Medical Imaging. She loved her animals and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Hospice of Dayton for the care they gave to Kathy. The family will receive friends on Monday, November 11 from 6PM to 8PM at ROGERS' FUNERAL HOME, New Lebanon. The Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, November 12 at 11AM at the funeral home with Reverend Stanley Ward and Pastor Dean Miller, officiating. Burial will follow the service at Trissel Cemetery, New Lebanon.
Charlotte "CC" S. Cockrell, age 54 of Urbana and formerly of Christiansburg passed away on Monday, January 20, 2014 in her residence. Born on December 29, 1959 in Grayson, Kentucky she was a daughter of the late Robert and Thelma Mae (Gifford) Crabtree. She married Danny Joe Cockrell on April 29, 1987 and he preceded her in death on August 3, 2013. She is survived by her two sons, Simon (Cindi) Smith of Fairborn and Adam (Crystal) Smith of Urbana. Charlotte was a loving grandmother to Cadence and Kristian Smith. She is also survived by two sisters; Sheila Albertson of Indiana and Julie Carver of Troy. Charlotte graduated from Tipp City High School in 1978. She got her LPN and worked as a home health nurse for several years. Charlotte "CC" was known as the singing waitress in Loretta's County Kitchen. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, St. Paris, is serving the family.
EDD BLEVINS, 71, of Grayson, Ky., husband of Gladys McDowell Blevins, died Jan. 23 at the King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. He was a retired bank carrier and a U.S. Army veteran. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East. Graveside military rites will be performed.
Carl Barnhill, age 80 of Seaman, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Grayson, Kentucky on October 7, 1933 the son of the late Clifford and Ruth (Justice) Barnhill. Carl attended Seaman Presbyterian Church where he served as a trustee and an elder. He was the owner and operator of Barnhill Hardware for 55 years, a past master of F&AM, a member of OES, Scottish Rite Valley of Cincinnati, and a former member of the Seaman Fire Department. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Juanita (Steen) Barnhill of Seaman; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Mike Stout of Winchester, Judy Burns of Seaman, and Joyce and Jerry Hazlett of Seaman; two brothers and sister-in-law, Don and Clarene Barnhill of West Union and Bob Barnhill of Alabama; one sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Lou Silva of Florida; 9 grandchildren, Craig and Kyle Stout, Tennille Laney, Josh, Chase, and Ashton Burns, Amie Gardner, Amber Hesler, and Carrie Schmidt; and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 11 a.m. with cremation to follow at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, Lewis-Sullivan Chapel in Seaman with Dr. Larry Hoop officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Leigh Cemetery at a later date. Visitation were held on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, Lewis-Sullivan Chapel in Seaman. Memorials may be made to Seaman Presbyterian Church;
C. Jean Miller Age 69, of Dalton, passed at home with friends and family on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, after a long illness. She was born on July 22, 1944, in Hitchins, Ky. to the late Clayton and Opal (Trimble) Gollihue. Jean is survived by her husband, Gary; children, Tammy Obrien, Robert Miller, Leah Jordan, Kevin Miller, and Amanda Miller; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sisters, Deloris Rickard and Wanda Sue Smith. Services will be held at a later date. The family would appreciate memorials made in her memory to The American Cancer Society (525 North Broad Street, Canfield, OH 44406). Arrangements under the direction of Ohio Cremation and Professional Services, Mark R. Vrabel Funeral Home.
FAYE CHILDERS, 75, of Milton, passed away March 24, 2014, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, by Rev. Caudle Adkins and Rev. Winford Curry. Burial will be in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. She was born December 2, 1938, in Hitchins, Ky, a daughter of the late Virgil D. Boggs and Golda Leigh Hammond Boggs. She was also preceded in death by a sister Loretta Deweese. She is survived by her husband Everett L. Childers; one daughter, Marsha Diane Childers; siblings Dorothy Compton, Hattie Mynes, David (Kathy) Boggs and Carolyn (Bill) McGhee. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton. Published in The Herald-Dispatch from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2014
Billye Jo Hester, 74, of Middletown, died Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at her residence. She was born in Olive Hill, Kentucky on November 21, 1938 to parents Wendell and Eula (Erwin) Scott. Billye Jo graduated from Carter High School in 1956, the University of Kentucky in 1960 and received her Master's Degree from Morehead State University. She started her teaching career at Carter High School in Kentucky and then in Ohio taught at Union Elementary in the Lakota School District for 30 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and Manchester Rd. Baptist Church. She was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of Eastern Star. She loved to bowl, read, play golf and garden. Mrs. Hester is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Jack Hester; sister, Mary Lou Kiser; nephews, Marshall (Alice) Miller, Scott (Missy) Miller & Jack Allen Scott; and great nieces & nephews, Haley, Summer, Cami, Kennedy, Chloe, Madi, Maci, Brandon, Brett, John & Matilda. In addition she will be missed by many friends, especially those from her winter home at Horseshoe Cove in Bradenton, Florida. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Irvin Nowlin; parents; infant twin brothers, Willard & Millard Scott; and brother, Jack Scott. Memorial service will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Manchester Rd. Baptist Church, 6459 Manchester Rd., Middletown with Dr. Grant Lawrence officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00 - 2:00 pm at church. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to Manchester Rd. Baptist Church, 6459 Manchester Rd., Middletown, Ohio 45042.
Clara J. Sears, 88, of Springboro, passed away Saturday August 3, 2013 at her home. She was born January 11, 1925 in Carter County, Kentucky to Etta (Gee) and George Menix. She was a member of the Delco Moraine Campers Club, Dayton Mountain Dulcimer Society and the Historical Society of Springboro where she was in charge of Hospitality. Before retirement, Clara worked as a sales associate for Elder Beerman for over 30 years. Clara loved to bake and decorate cakes, which she always did for the entire family. She enjoyed Old Time Country Music, Moosetracks ice cream, blackberry cobbler, and homemade biscuits with strawberry jam. Most of all, she loved her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Ronald Crapyou, step-son Steve Sears, great-granddaughter Ronda Crapyou, sisters Lorene Alexander & Cleo Gentry, brothers Van, Oatis, Loadus, and Marvin Menix. Clara is survived by her husband of 43 years, Donald L. Sears, 3 sons Ron Crapyou (Mary) of Kettering, Tim Carroll (Robin) of Beavercreek, and Tom Carroll (Laurie) of Massachusetts, 1 daughter Sandy Katulak (Joe) of Centerville, 2 step-sons David Sears (Donna) of Dayton and Paul Sears of Eaton, 1 step-daughter Kim Unruh (Mike) of Camden, 9 grandchildren Angela & Andrea Crapyou, Adam & Joe Katulak, Kristy & Tim Carroll, Gray, Alexander and Solena Davidson-Carroll, 7 step-grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren Skylynn, Jayden, Adalynne, Addison, and Blake, 1 brother Willie Menix (Kay) of Grayson, Kentucky and 1 sister Ruth Haney of Grayson, Kentucky. The family will receive friends Monday August 5 from 6-8 pm at Marshall Rd. Church of God, 4400 Marshall Rd, Kettering (45429). A celebration of Clara's life will be held Tuesday 11:00 am at the church with Pastor Kevin Hall officiating. In memory of Clara, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420. You may sign Clara's Book of Memories and send a condolence to the family at www.ConnerandKoch.com by clicking on her name.
Lillian "Sally" Francis Sagraves, age 85, of Columbus, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013. She was born November 17, 1927 in Carter County, Kentucky to the late Farris and Chloe (Porter) Pennington. Sally was very family oriented and loved to spend time with her relatives and close friends. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her siblings Vena, Irene, Harlen, Hargus, Ray, Glad, Murtle, Goldie, and infant sister Puggy. Sally is survived by her loving daughter, Mary (Jerry) Bullock; grandson, David (Vicky) Bullock; great-grandchildren, Shontae, Meghan, Michael, and Cody; great-great-grandchildren, Aryanna and Elijah; sister, Dorothy Stewart; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday June 21, 2013 at the SCHOEDINGER-NORRIS CHAPEL, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, where funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday with Rev. Thomas Barker officiating. Interment Grove City Cemetery.
George Elwyn Parsons, age 93 of Greenville, formerly of West Milton passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Brethren's Home, Greenville. He was born July 28, 1920 in Carter County, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents George W. and Lena (Evans) Parsons, wife Mae (Browning) Parsons, son Clifford Adkins, 5 brothers, 5 sisters. He is survived by former wife Brookie (Zirkle) Parsons-Columbus, OH., daughter and son-in-law Helen and Ragnar Bergmann-Olalla, WA, sons and daughters-in-law Harold and Ruth Adkins-Ludlow Falls, Johnny and Marie Adkins- West Milton, Jr. Adkins- Huntington, WV, Georgie Adkins- Harts, WV., Ruby Adkins-Huntington, WV., 15 grandchildren, numerous great children, 1 great-great grandchild and very beloved friend Mary Dietrich-West Milton. He served his country proudly in the US Army Air Corps. during WW II, was retired from the Lorado Coal Mining Company, West Virginia after many years of service and cottage parents of Shawn Acres, Dayton, Ohio and a member of Potsdam Church of the Brethren. Family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami Street, West Milton. Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, November 11, 2013 at the Browning Family Cemetery in Harts Creek, West Virginia. Military Honors will be held following the viewing at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Heart of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or the Brethrens Home, 750 Chestnut Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331. The family would like to thank the Brethren's Home and State of the Heart Hospice for all their special care and concern.
AVON PARK, FL - David Lee Mullins, 62, of Avon Park, Fla., formerly of Carter County, Ky., husband of Shirley Gipson Mullins, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at his residence. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods, Ky. Interment will be in Coalton Community Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Floyd Logan, 86 of West Portsmouth, died Monday August 19, 2013, at Southern Ohio Medical Center. He was born October 30, 1926, in Carter County, Kentucky, to the late Tobias B. and Martha Alice Rayburn Logan. He worked for 32 years at Harbison Walker and then worked at Washington Local School District. He was a Army National Guard veteran, member of Dry Run Church of Christ and the Scioto Antique Motor Club. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Gaythiel Horsley Logan; second wife, Joyce Kiser Logan; four brothers, Carl, Lee, Jack and Bert Logan; and a sister, Edith Bryant. Floyd is survived by his wife, Eileen McNeal Logan; a son, Thomas (Phyllis) Logan of South Shore, Ky.; a daughter, Tammy R. (Ralph Imes) of West Portsmouth; two brothers, his twin Lloyd Logan of South Shore and Enoch Logan of Danvers, Mass.; a sister, Myrtle Murray of Paris, Ky.; stepson, Scott (Pam) McNeal; three grandchildren, Keri (Korey) Alexander, Dustin (Kim) Logan and Jesse Logan; a great-grandson, Hunter Alexander; and two step grandchildren, Jack and Scott McNeal. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 22, 2013, at Dry Run Church of Christ in West Portsmouth with Mark Seevers officiating. Interment will be in Scioto Burial Park with military graveside rites by James Dickey Post #23 American Legion. Friends may call at the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to the service.
George Franklin ""Frank"" Hall, 68, of Hartford City, passed away at 11:22 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013, at Albany Health & Rehabilitation Center, Albany. He was born on January 29, 1945, in Carter County, Ky., to George M. Hall and Nellie (Jordan) Hall. Both parents preceded him in death. He served in the United States Air Force. Frank married Betty S. (Martin) Cavanaugh Hall on February 12, 1972, in Hartford City. He retired from McCammon Trucking, Hartford City, after 39 years as an over-the-road truck driver. Frank was a member of Full Gospel Tabernacle Lighthouse Church, Hartford City. He was very active in the Blackford County 4-H program, where he served as a fairboard member and was involved in the Horse & Pony Club. He had been a member of the Pony Pulling Association in the 1960's.He will be sadly missed by his wife, Betty Hall, of Hartford City; daughters, Jessie H. (friend, Jim Holloway) Hall, of Poneto, and Erin E. Crane, of Illinois; sons, Daniel D. (wife, Jill E.) Hall, of Redkey, Christopher A. Cavanaugh, of Hartford City; grandchildren, John Holloway, William Cavanaugh, Sean Cavanaugh, Devin Cavanaugh, Brittney Flick, Zach Cochran, McKenzie Hall, Codie Hall, Kira Crane and Corbin Crane; brother, Lloyd Kenneth (wife, Diane) Hall, of Montpelier; several nieces and nephews.Frank is preceded in death by his parents, son, James M. Hall, brothers, William R. Hall, Charles Hall, John M. Hall and infant George Melvin Hall, and sisters, Bualah Litteral, Anna Hess, Maxine Adkins, Norma Allen and Geraldine Hess.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Keplinger Funeral Home, 509 N. High St., Hartford City, with the Rev. Bobby Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Hartford City Cemetery.Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2013, and from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Keplinger Funeral Home.
Violet Louise Christman (née Howland), 93, of Avon went home to be with the Lord Saturday, November 16, 2013 surrounded by loved ones and under the loving care of Avon Oaks Caring Community and Crossroads Hospice in Avon. Violet was born to Murel and Dova (née Hensley) Howland on February 18, 1920 in Carter County, Kentucky. Her love of flowers showed in the beautiful gardens surrounding her home. Her love of crocheting was demonstrated in the gorgeous dolls and doilies she made. Violet was a meticulous homemaker and an excellent baker.She leaves behind her sister Beulah Kotcamp (née Howland) of Sheffield Village; nephews James and Stanley Kotcamp of Sheffield Village; niece Sandra Reynolds (née Kotcamp) of Avon Lake; grandnephews Roger D. (Joan) Reynolds of Avon Lake and William Reynolds of Hawaii; great grandnieces Marisa and Alexa of Avon Lake and Kylie of Hawaii and other nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, Violet was preceded in death by her sister Gertrude Cartee and brothers Russell and Raymond Howland. Her Interment service will be Wednesday (today) at 2:00 PM in Resthaven Memory Garden, 3700 Center Road, Avon. Roger Loomis, Chaplain of Crossroads Hospice will officiate. Her family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association , 23215 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 300, Beachwood, OH 44122. Funeral arrangements are by Richard J. Reidy Funeral Home, 1783 East 31st Street, South Lorain.
Patsy F. Boggs, 78, of Xenia, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at her residence. She was born September 14, 1935, in Carter County, Kentucky, the daughter of Mosa P. and Cora Masters Hamilton. She was a member of North Side Christian Church, and the O.E.S, #262, where she served as worthy matron for two terms. She is survived by a daughter, Valerie Pitstick, with whom she made her home, and a son, Bret A. Boggs, Jamestown, a grandson, Joshua (Cheri) Pitstick and a great-granddaughter, Madison L. Pitstick, all of Xenia, two brothers, Gilbert Hamilton, Jamestown, and Donald Hamilton, Indiana, by several nieces and nephews, and by many close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband, Wendell B. Boggs, on August 1, 1993, by a sister, Shirley Hamilton and by a brother, Gary Hamilton. Patsy will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Services will be held at 10am, Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Neeld Funeral Home, 1276 N. Detroit St., Xenia. Visitation will be held from 6-8pm Friday, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Xenia. Contributions may be made to the Springfield Masonic Home, 2655 W. National Rd., Springfield Ohio, 45504, in her memory.
Joan (Ramey) Baber, age 83, died on July 19, 2013. She was born on December 3, 1929 in Carter County, Kentucky to Virgil and Agnes Ramey. Joan graduated from Berea College in Kentucky where she met her husband, Charlie Baber. They married in 1952 and moved to Michigan in the early 1960s. She was a Program Director for the Dairy Council of Michigan, teaching nutrition throughout the state for 25 years. After her retirement in 1984, she continued her lifelong passion for creating pottery under the name of Sugarcamp Pottery. She made pottery and Charlie painted it; together they travelled all over the country selling it at craft shows, including the Marshall Historic Home Tour, Art at the Creek, and Holly Mart. She was active for years with Battle Creek Junior Theatre, creating and sewing hundreds of costumes. She was a member of the Junior League of Battle Creek, Central Christian Church and the American Association of University Women. She and Charlie moved to Chicago in 2000 where she was an active participant in a book club, several bridge clubs, and spent time daily with her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters. She was the beloved Gramma and neighbor to a flock of families in "the Baberhood." She hosted holiday meals for numerous Chicago friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charlie Baber in 2003, and her eldest daughter Robin Baber in 1998. Surviving is her devoted daughter Lynn Baber (Jeff Parker) and the sunshine of her life, her cherished granddaughters Grace and Constance Parker. A memorial service will be held for Joan Baber on Saturday, November 16 at 11:00 a.m. at Central Christian Church, 713 Riverside Drive in Battle Creek with Reverend Gordon Pippin. Memorial donations made be made to: Midwest Palliative and Hospice. Central Christian Church, or The Art Center of Battle Creek. Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Nov. 10, 2013
Ollie Michael a resident of Durant, Oklahoma passed from this life in Ardmore, Oklahoma at the VA Hospital on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at the age of 96 years 9 months and 30 days. He was born in Carter County, Oklahoma on Monday, February 19, 1917 to Paul A. and Rebecca Jullette (Ford) Michael. Ollie served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps from October 1940 thru September 1953. Ollie served as a fighter pilot in WWII in the South Pacific and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for his combat bravery. He worked as an inspector for the Oklahoma State Department of Agriculture, and a high school Science teacher both for the State of Oklahoma and for the State of California for a total of 30 years. Ollie received degree's from Murray State College, Oklahoma A & M and Fresno State College. He was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church in Durant, Masonic Lodge #45, Shriners and Little Dixie Shriners Club. Ollie enjoyed being outside fishing, square dancing and traveling. Ollie was a social person and enjoyed talking with family, friends, co-workers, and anyone else that would like to listen. Ollie enjoyed fishing of all sorts, especially for trout in the high country of California. He also had a passion for helping students with science, agriculture, and entomology projects. Mr. Michael is survived by his wife, Irene of the home; sons, Ragon and wife Betty Michael of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Tommy Michael and wife Debby of Spring, Texas; grandsons, Jacob Michael and wife Joella of Agoura Hills, California and Charlie Michael and wife Michele of Medford, Oregon; granddaughter, Rheanna Hinojosa and husband Nick of Tomball, Texas; grandson, David of Spring, Texas; 5 great-grandchildren; step-children, Kathy Hughes and husband Mike of San Diego, California and Keith Ward and wife Paula of Haslet, Texas and 3 step-grandchildren. Mr. Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Rebecca Michael; first wife, Jeannette in 1994; brothers, Robert and Gene; sisters, Quida Pyler, Laura Laughridge and Carmen Taliaferro. A Funeral Service in honor of his memory will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the Holmes Coffey Murray Chapel in Durant, Oklahoma with Jacob Michael and Charlie Michael officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery. Mr. Michael will have full Marine Military Honors, Masonic Rites and a Patriot Honor Guard tribute.
Wanda W. Thompson, 86, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away May 10, 2014. She was born October 24, 1927 in Carter County, Kentucky one of eight children growing up on the farm. Wanda also lived in Ohio, New York, and Washington State before relocating to Florida over three decades ago. Wanda was a loving wife of 57 years. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul, Brothers Jim and John (Sam) and Sister Lois. Wanda was the quintessential homemaker. She was a loving and supportive mother to her three sons and a very generous person. Wanda held everyone she loved close to her heart. She was also a volunteer for several organizations and took pride encouraging her family to always volunteer and help others. Wanda is survived by her three sons; Eric, wife Tham of Sarasota, Gregory, wife Patricia of Tampa, and Christopher, wife Karen of Valrico. Grandchildren; Eldon, Nicholas, Andrew and Erica; Alexander; Cathy and Chris; Great-grandchildren; Dylan, Chelsea and Taylor; brother Howard, wife Jean and sisters Faye, Betty, husband Jim and Alta all residing in Ohio; several nieces and nephews, and many loving family members and friends. A visitation will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, May 17th at 10:00 A.M. Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Family wishes to thank Belvedere Commons for their love and care of Wanda. Flowers can be sent to Garden of Memories Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Shriners Hospital for Children 12502 USF Pine Drive Tampa, Florida 33612
Ruth Leona Taylor Stone, 98, was born on Dec. 30, 1915, at Thomas on John's Creek, in Pike County, and passed away on Jan. 23, 2014, at Tri-State Health and Rehabilitation Center, in Harrogate, Tenn., after several years of declining health. She and her husband, Hubbard, resided in the Irondale community of Birmingham, Ala., from the late-1950s until the mid-1990s. She then moved back to Kentucky for health-related reasons. She was a member of Irondale United Methodist Church. Ruth was blessed with a generous, giving spirit and was not satisfied unless she could do something to help someone else. This was reflected in her work of several years as a licensed practical nurse. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubbard Stone; parents, James Landon Taylor and Martha Fraley Taylor Bevins; brothers James Elmer Taylor and South Clinton Bevins; and nephew Tom Taylor. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Jim Taylor, John Taylor, and Lisa Bertke, all of Chelsea, Mich., Wade (Missy) Bevins, of Middlesboro, and Beth (Bill) Duncan, of Tazewell, Tenn.; as well as several grandnieces and grandnephews; and the staff and employees of Tri-State Health & Rehab, who cared for her these last few years up until her final moments. Visitation was held from 7 to 8 p.m., Friday, January 24 at Arnett-Steele Funeral Home, in Pineville, with a short memorial service at 8 p.m. Burial was in the Carter County Memorial Gardens cemetery, in Grayson, at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25. Arnett-Steele Funeral Home of Pineville was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Floyd County Times from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, 2014
Mr. James R. "Jim" Estes, Sr., age 70, of Olive Hill, passed away Saturday afternoon, May 24, 2014, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. He was born July 9, 1943, in Olive Hill, a son of the late Rexford T. Sr. and Nona Hensley Estes. Jim previously worked as a field technician for Abednego Environmental Services of Michigan at the Toyota plant in Georgetown. He loved telling jokes, talking to others, trading, and collecting guns. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 28 years, Brenda Butler Estes, and one brother, Sam Estes. Jim is survived by three sons, James R. Estes Jr. of Thousand Oaks, California, Ryan Scott Estes of Visalia, California, and Chris Little of Lexington; three daughters and a son-in-law, Regina Lorraine Estes of Thousand Oaks, California, Alissa and Jonathan Smith of Richmond, and Lori Little of Winchester; 10 grandchildren; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Henry Lee "Hank" Estes, Jerry Estes, and Rexford Theodore "Ted" Jr. and Sue Estes, all of Olive Hill; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Patricia Bowles of Los Angeles, California, and Mary "Abby" and Jim Walker of Akron, Ohio. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill, with his family members officiating. Burial will follow in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may visit after 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home, 145 Gearhart Street, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Goldie Beatrice Phillips Willis, age 85, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, formerly of Olive Hill, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Highland House Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She was born March 15, 1929, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Clarence and Laura Warren Phillips. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at the Grahn Nazarene Church with Brother David Gee officiating. Burial will follow in the Newell Cemetery in Grahn. Friends may visit from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at the church. Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill, is caring for local arrangements for Ms. Goldie Beatrice Phillips Willis.
Pauline H. Whitley, 98, died Tuesday morning, May 27, 2014, at the Trinity Station Retirement Community in Flatwoods. Arrangements are pending at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson.
Pauline Sexton, age 93 of Franklin, WV, formerly of Fayetteville, WV, passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the home of her daughter, Patricia Welch in Franklin. She was born in Boyd County, KY on January 14, 1921, the daughter of the late Dennis and Etta (Burchett) Stephens. On June 8, 1940 Pauline married Sherman James Sexton, who preceded her in death in October 1980. Ms. Sexton attended Carter County Schools in Kentucky and was a retired Seamstress. She had worked for Highlander Dry Cleaners in Oak Hill, WV. Ms. Sexton is survived by: 2 daughters, Trenia Wooldridge of Zephyr Hills, FL, Patricia Etta Welch of Franklin; a son, Steve Sherman and wife Trudy of Gillsville, GA; a brother, Harold Stephens of Dayton, OH; 7 grandchildren, Michael Renner, Brian Grose, Andrea Thompson, Colleen Plaugher, Robin Simmons, Dean Sexton, and Jimmy Sexton; and 17 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Gail “Susie” Renner on February 14, 2005. Ms. Sexton's family will receive friends on Friday, May 9, 2014, noon until 2:00 PM at the Dodd Payne and Hess Funeral Home in Fayetteville, WV. Funeral services will be on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Morris Nutter officiating. Interment will be in the Hughes Memorial Park, Fayetteville, WV. Memorials may be made to Mountain Hospice, POB 416, Franklin, WV 26807.
HELEN JEAN KING, 84, of Huntington, W.Va., died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Heritage Center. Funeral service will be conducted at noon Friday, March 7, 2014, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Pastor Basil R. Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Woodmere Memorial Park. Helen was born February 24, 1930, in Carter County, Ky., a daughter of the late Cecil and Pearl Jones Adams. She was retried from the Cabell County Health Department and a member of the 26th Street Baptist Church. Her husband, James R. King and two brothers, Paul and Chester Adams, preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, James Michael King and wife Kathryn of Richmond, Va., and Jeffrey L. King of Huntington; three grandchildren, Matthew Adam King and wife Liz of Richmond, Va., Daniel Castle King of Los Angeles, Calif., and Madeline Sarah King Akers and husband Jody of Floyd, Va.; one great-granddaughter, Molly Summer Akers; two sisters, Jay Claxon and husband Jessie of Grayson, Ky., and Betty Standley of Hichins, Ky., and one brother, Jack Adams of Ironton, Ohio. The family would like to thank the staff at Heritage Center for all their loving care. Friends may call at Chapman's Mortuary after 11 a.m. Friday. Online condolences may be sent to www.chapmans-mortuary.com. Published in The Herald-Dispatch from Mar. 4 to Mar. 6, 2014
Dorothy Barker Brickhouse passed away on May 22, 2014 after a brief illness, surrounded by all of her children and grandchildren. Dorothy was born on April 7, 1923 in Carter County, Kentucky to James Henry Barker and Lillie Sparks Barker. She was predeceased by her husband, Everett Perry Brickhouse and her great granddaughter, Lily Katherine Booth. Dorothy is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Linda B. Abercrombie, Patricia B. and Benjamin A. Pope III, grandchildren, Ashley B. Abercrombie, Benjamin A. Pope IV (Rachel), Anne-Perry Pope Booth (Connor), Elizabeth P. Pope, her great grandson, Benjamin A. Pope V, her brother Kenneth Dean and many beloved nieces and nephews. Dorothy was a very loving, generous, compassionate mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014 in Norfolk, VA at Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church. For those who so desire, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society .
Geral "Gerry" C. Berry, 61, of Hartford City, passed away after an extended illness on Saturday morning, March 15, 2014, at her home. She was born in Hartford City on January 25, 1953, to George W. and Maxine (Hall) Adkins Sr. Gerry married Larry J. Berry in Carter County, Kentucky, in 1969.A homemaker, she attended the Sunday Fellowship and had attended Muncie Career Center.Survivors include her husband, Larry, of Hartford City; two sons, Larry W. (Mondae) Berry, of Hartford City, and Jeremy W. (Stacey) Berry, of Hartford City; two daughters, Tammy Berry, of Decatur, and Valery Federspiel, of Decatur; eight grandchildren, Bill, John, Dylan, Andre, Rosalie, Skye, Delores and Trinity Berry.She was preceded in death by her parents.A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St., Hartford City, with her son, Pastor Larry Berry, officiating. Burial will follow in Hartford City Cemetery.Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 17, 2014, and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. The family requests memorials be directed to Cancer Support for Blackford County, Blackford County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 327, Hartford City, IN 47348.
Daisy L. Turner, 69, of Louisville, KY, passed away Tuesday evening March 4, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born September 29, 1944, a daughter of the late Harvey and Vaudie Daniels. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Trula Miles, Joann Webber, Dimple Trail; and three brothers, Jackie Daniels, Roy Daniels, Donnie Daniels. She is survived by her loving husband, Glen Turner; one son, Robbin Glen Turner; two grandsons, Connor and Cody Turner; three sisters, Kathy Burris, Patsy Jarnigan (Neal), Katie Fox (Lanny); five brothers, Arnold Daniels (Lorene), Doug Daniels, Ralph Daniels (Kathy), Darris Daniels (Marie), David Daniels. Daisy left a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends to mourn our loss. She made friends easily, and will be very missed by family and friends. Duvall & Moore Funeral Home, in Olive Hill, KY, will cremate her along with a blanket of her favorite team, the Kentucky Wildcats. No services will be held in Kentucky. Per Daisy's request, a celebration of her life will be held at a later date in Briceville, TN. In lieu of flowers, donations made to Hosparus in Louisville would be appreciated. They are a wonderful group. Daisy loved them all.
Donna L. Summers Born: July 7, 1947; In Olive Hill, KY Died: May 17, 2014 ; In Joliet, IL Donna L. (Roe) Summers, age 66, of Morris, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014 in Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet. Born July 7, 1947 in Olive Hill, Kentucky she was the daughter of the late Lionel and Mary (Gilliam) Roe. Donna was raised and educated in Kentucky. On February 4, 1995 she married Barry Summers. Donna worked for over 20 years at the Morris Hospital. She enjoyed reading and especially loved and cherished her grandchildren. Surviving Donna is her husband, Barry; five children, Jeri (Shane) Williams of Morris, Rick Erwin of Oregon, Barbara Summers of Kankakee, Kathy (Daniel) Hultz of Hagerstown, Maryland and Michael Summers of Kankakee; six grandchildren, Sam, Jonah and Audrey Williams all of Morris, Zade, Micah and Jace Hultz; siblings, Janet (George) Kresse, Ken Willis and Mike (Rose) Roe; several nieces and nephews also survive. Preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Jack Roe; and three sisters, Margaret, Lela and Betty Ann. Visitation for Donna will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the U. C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home in Morris. A Celebration of Donna's Life will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday May 21, 2014 at the First Baptist Church, located on West Rt. 6 in Morris, with Pastor Steve Larson officiating. Cremation Rites will be accorded and inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery will take place at later date. Preferred memorials may be made Donna's name to the Grundy Community Volunteer Hospice or the Christian Youth Center in Morris. Arrangements have been entrusted with the U. C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home located at 301 W. Washington Street, Morris. Published in Morris Daily Herald on May 20, 2014
Hershel Slone, age 75, of Hi Hat, husband of Gladis Tackett Slone, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in the University of Kentucky Medical Center, in Lexington. He was born Oct. 14, 1938, at Ligon, a son of the late William "Hoosier" and Sadie Newsome Slone. Hershel was a retired coal miner and school bus driver for the Floyd County School System and member of the Kiser Branch Old Regular Baptist Church, in Olive Hill. In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, William (Shelia) Slone, of Beaver, and Hershel (Kathern) Slone Jr., of Hi Hat; a daughter, Carolyn (Cary) Meade, of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Billy G. Slone, of David, and Adrian Slone, of Brownsville, Mich.; six grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents, and three brothers, Raymond, Virgil and Elmer Slone. Funeral services for Hershel Slone were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with the Old Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial followed in the Newman Cemetery, at Hi Hat, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements.
Charles Allen "Charlie" Rinesmith Sr. passed away on Nov 23, 2013. He was born on June 23, 1939 in Nicholas County, Kentucky and was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Gail Rinesmith, his father, Sanford Dailey Rinesmith, born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, and his mother, Golda Mae Gilbert, born in Olive Hill, Carter County, Kentucky. He is survived by his brother, Bill Rinesmith of Lexington, Kentucky; two sisters, Barbara Hodgson of Asheville, NC and Claira Coughlan of Montgomery, Alabama; two sons, Charles Allen Jr. of Bremerton, Washington, and Kevin Gilbert of Mount Vernon, Washington; a daughter, Kalen Gail Sonka (John) of Lemon Grove, California; six grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Rinesmith was a graduate of Lexington Catholic High School, class of 1957, and held several academic degrees of higher learning. After 24 years of service he retired from the United States Navy where he specialized in meteorology and oceanography. After military service he worked as a Realtor and as a pari-mutuels teller at various thoroughbred race tracks around the country. One of his pastime pursuits was researching and recording family history. Mr. Rinesmith was an active member of several veterans organizations including The Fleet Reserve Association, The American Legion, The Veterans of Foreign Wars, The Disabled American Veterans and The Sons of American Legion. Graveside service will be 2:30pm. Friday at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation will be after the service at 4pm at the American Legion Hall-Leestown Rd. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main St. is in charge of arrangements.
Diane C. (nee Brisson) Knueven, 71, Fayetteville, OH entered Jesus' presence on Monday, April 7, 2014 at Hospice of Cincinnati, surrounded by her loving family after a long illness. She was born Diane Colette Brisson on October 7, 1942 in Fall River, MA to the late Joseph and Gracia Brisson. She moved to Cincinnati in 1963 and was a homemaker and bookkeeper for over 30 years at St. Andrew Church, Milford. She loved life, family, and had positive outlook on life that "the glass is half full." Survivors include her loving husband of 45 years Robert J. Knueven and children Robert J. (Barbara) Knueven, Jr., Laura (Steve) Keller, Vincent (Karen) Knueven and Joel (Vickie) Knueven. Also, grandchildren Jacob and Samuel Knueven, and Natalie, Garrett, Ashley Keller and Logan Knueven. Also survived by sisters Mary (Rita) Ivester and Grace Burbine as well as many nieces and nephews, and friends. Preceded in death by her brother Roger Brisson and sister Vivian Joseph. A celebration of Diane's life will be held at St. Veronica Church, Mt. Carmel, on Saturday, April 26, 2014 with visitation at 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., mass of Christian burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Internment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to: Hope Emergency Program, P.O. Box 214, Fayetteville, OH 45118, or Bethany House, P.O. Box 599, Olive Hill, KY 41164. Evans Funeral Home serving the family.
Yvonne Knipp, age 84, died of cardiac arrest on April 13, 2014. She was born in Olive Hill, KY, and moved here in 1973, from Mansfield, OH. She was a homemaker and a member of the Christian Harvest Church, Lake Wales, FL. Yvonne was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Knipp; parents Winfield and Allie Mae Lambert; ex husband Joseph Bryant; two sons: Noye & Hobert Bryant. She is survived by three daughters: Minnie Mullins of Mansfield, OH, Joann Vereen of Orlando, FL, Carolyn (Sue) Kinchen of Wahneta, FL; one son Vernon Bryant of Wahneta, FL; two brothers Archie Lambert and Scottie Lambert, both of Mansfield, OH; one sister Pauline Lambert of Mansfield, OH; 32 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 5PM from the Christian Harvest Church in Lake Wales.
Paul Kelly, 75, of Closplint, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Hospice Care Center in Hazard. Born January 23, 1939 at Holmes Mill, he had lived most of his life in Maryland where he worked for 41 years as a security guard for Thiokol/ATK in Elkton, Maryland. Paul was a veteran of the US Marine Corps and believed in the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Kelly and Irene Booth Kelly; and two brothers, Danny and Billy Joe Kelly. Survivors include two children, Chester Kelly and wife, Wonda, Rising Sun, MD; Dovie Koren Kelly, Olive Hill, KY; two sisters, Katherine Ward and husband, Wayne; Shiela McPhearson and husband, Sam, all of Michigan; and four brothers, Ed Kelly, Lawrenceburg, KY; Wayne Kelly; Jerry Kelly and wife, Betty; and Walter Kelly and wife, Joyce, all of Closplint. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Jessica LeBrun, Chester Kelly II, and Joshua Kelly; special friends and caregivers, Scotty and Theresa Taylor, Closplint; and a host of other family and friends. Visitation will begin Friday, April 11, 2014, at 11 am at the Evarts Funeral Home with funeral services following at 12 noon. Chaplain Shawn Proffitt will officiate. Burial will follow in the Kelly Family Cemetery at Holmes Mill with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Virginia Eloise Woodson Harman, age 93, departed this life on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in Essex, MD. Virginia was born on April 6, 1921 in Bronston, KY, to the late John David and Grace Abbott Woodson. She was a Shopville High School graduate. Virginia was a retired dental hygienist. She is survived by her three sons, Dale (and Carol) Harman, of Olive Hill, KY, David (and Georgia) Harman, of Baltimore, MD, and Darryl (and Marcia) Harman, of Bonita Springs, FL; her daughter, Linda (and Lee) Partain, of Richmond, VA; three of her brothers, Ronald P. (and Mary Ann) Woodson, of Somerset, KY, Edwin (and Pauline) Woodson, of LaPorte, IN, and Creston (and Patricia) Woodson, of Cypress, TX; two of her sisters, Carol LaWall, of Wapwallopen, PA, and Hila Williams, of Scranton, PA; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Broughton, of Hebron, KY; two sisters-in-law, Della Woodson, of Berea, KY and Myrtle Reynolds, of Lexington, KY; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Virginia is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Woodrow Harman, who passed away in 1977; four brothers, Howard Woodson, John D. Woodson, Joe Woodson and Curtis Woodson; her sister, Joyce Broughton; and two grandchildren, Kelly Grace Harman and Darryl Harman, Jr. Visitation will be on Friday, May 23, 2014, from 10:00am to 11:00am at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow the visitation at 11:00am. Bro. Steve Broughton will officiate the service. Interment will be in Good Hope Cemetery, Good Hope Community, KY.
Betty Jean Baker, 78, of Evansville, passed away at 11:55 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at her home.Betty was born May 18, 1935, in Morehead, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Luther and Leona (Preecs) Price. She was a charter member of Mill Road Baptist Church. Betty was a hard worker throughout her life. She was a devoted wife to her late husband, Ercil and a loving and dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Betty was an avid collector who thoroughly enjoyed flea markets and yard sales. She will be deeply missed by her family, church family and many loving friends. She is survived by daughter, Pat Banks (Alan), of Richmond, KY; son, James "Jim" Baker (Julie), of Evansville; grandchildren, Joshua Banks, Zackary Banks (Dionne), Chad Baker and Brooke Baker; great-grandchildren, Dexter Banks and Isabella Grace Lehman; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 56 years, Ercil Baker, Jr. in 2011; and siblings.A Prayer Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014, with visitation from 2 p.m. until time of service at 3:30 p.m. at Mill Road Baptist Church, 80 W. Mill Rd., Evansville, with Pastor Bill Kellough officiating. Private Burial will be in the Burchett Family Cemetery in Olive Hill, KY. Boone Funeral Home - East Chapel, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville will be handling the arrangements. Memorial Contributions may be made to Mill Road Baptist Church or Kentucky Riverkeeper, PO Box 1296, Richmond, KY 40476, a non for profit environmental advocacy group that Ercil and Betty supported.
Eugene "Gene" Yates, 79, of Gallipolis, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Holzer Medical Center. Born Aug. 2, 1934, in Kentucky, he was the son of the late Gus and Birchie Garrison Yates. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Brenda Hagans and Billie Darrell Collins; one brother, Donald Yates; and by an infant brother. Gene is survived by his wife of 47 years, Emma Jean Earwood Yates, of Gallipolis, daughter Mary Jean Altman, of Columbus; granddaughter Amanda Iceman, of Columbus; three great-grandchildren, Brent, Noah and Abby Iceman; three brothers, Mike Yates, of Prestonsburg,Ky., Tim Yates, of Olive Hill, Ky., and Danny (Cathy) Yates, of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Sue Bevins, of Lexington, Ky., Trudy (Jack) Tackett, of Martin, Ky., and Sacajaweael Crum, of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2014, at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home with Pastor Bill O'Brien officiating. Burial will follow in Mina Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of services Monday.
McMinnville, TN resident and Olive Hill, KY native Gary Randolph Wells, age 75, was born June 4, 1938 and died January 17, 2014 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN following an extended illness. Retired from Hobart Corporation, a United States Army veteran and a member of the Church of Christ, he was the son of the late Roy and Mary Roberts Wells. He was married to Clara Mae Lewis Wells who preceded him in death. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Marshall Wells; step-mother, Ruby Wells; and son-in-law, Randy Keeler. He is survived by daughter, Carla Jo Keeler of McMinnville, TN; grandson, Matt Keeler of McMinnville, TN; two sisters-in-law, Alice Wells of Ohio and Deloris (Johnny) Bodey of Ohio; nieces, Tonya (David) Wampler of Venice, FL and Jennifer Wells; and nephews, Todd (Terrie) Bodey of Springfield, OH, Brian Wells and Bruce Wells. A memorial will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Westwood Church of Christ. Arrangements by High Funeral Home, McMinnville, TN (931)473-2137. Published in Troy Daily News from Feb. 4 to Feb. 5, 2014
Winifred 'Winnie" Mae Weaver, 83, of Portsmouth, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. Born December 8, 1930, in Olive Hill, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Robert and Ola (Carver) Baker she was former employee of Mercy Hospital in Portsmouth, and a member of Sciotodale Free Will Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Darrell Weaver; three daughters, Linda Sue Voland, Angie "Art" Cole, Mandy Weaver; 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter C. Weaver, on February 24, 1990, whom she married in Greenup, Kentucky in 1945; two sons, Roger and Tim Weaver; three brothers, Gene Baker, Dan Baker and Tivey Baker; and a sister, Mary Stewart. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg, with Pastor Aaron Reed officiating. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home. Published in The Daily Times from Mar. 13 to Mar. 14, 2014
Janet Rhea (Moody) Wasser, 81, of New Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Sharon Center, Ohio, died peacefully at her home under the care of HPH Hospice, surrounded by family on April 4, 2014. Born September 28, 1932 in Olive Hill, Ky., she was preceded in death by her mother, Opal Williams Reagan of Olive Hill, Ky.; father, Harold Moody of Kenova, W. Va.; daughter, Wendy Hall of Wadsworth, Ohio; grandson, Bobby Hall of Wadsworth, Ohio; and her sister, Barbara Jacobson of Olive Hill, Ky. Janet was retired from Chicago Title Company of Akron, Ohio. She had served as a past president of the southern NJ chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority. She and her husband John, of 56 years, were world travelers. She enjoyed co-piloting with John on numerous flights around the country. She loved to cruise/travel, play on POGO, sit on her patio reading from her NOOK, looking through magazines, watching Fox news, smoking, and spending time with her family. Survivors include her husband, John Wasser of New Port Richey, Fla.; daughter, Toni Wasser-Nixon of New Port Richey, Fla.; grandson, Nickolas (Brigette) Nixon of Manti, Utah; granddaughter, Stephanie Nixon of Hudson, Fla.; granddaughter, Sarah (Jason) Thompson of Charleston, S.C.; special niece, Julie (Jeffrey) Lewis; special cousin, Eulavon Erler; half siblings, Edith Perry, Mary Adkins, Margaret Miller Hunt, Bill Moody, and Eddie Moody as well as many nieces, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and a multitude of friends. There will be no services as Janet would rather people remember her as she was in life. Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Apr. 10, 2014
Regina Sue Gough Roseberry, 65, of Olive Hill. Ky., wife of the late Ezra Glen Roseberry, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Roseberry Family Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson. Ky.
BILLIE EUGENE REEDER, age 84, of Brunswick, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 16, 2014 in his home. He was born on June 29, 1929 to Clifton Pierce and Nora (nee Blevins) Reeder in Olive Hill, Kentucky. Billie proudly served his country in the U.S Army and in the Merchant Marines during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He will be deeply missed by his loving children Patricia (William) Krueger, Billy (MaryKay) Reeder, Sr., Denise (Chris) Dunford, Karen (David) Malek and Cathy Reeder; treasured grandchildren Nicole (Matthew) Oates, Billy Jr. (Amanda) Reeder, Michael (Melinda) Taylor, Salena Zak, Amanda (Bruce) Foster, Kelly Dunford, Tara Curry, and Scott Dunford; ten cherished great-grandchildren; siblings Jimmy (Pauline) Reeder, John (Sarah) Reeder, Yvonne (Bob) Ranaldi, Glenevier Dubulis, Wava Reeder, Margie (George) Galjan and Loretta Birtie. Billie is preceded in death by his parents, grandson Kyle Curry and brothers Warren and Bobby Reeder. Family will receive friends on Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8pm at Waite and Son Funeral Home (3300 Center Road, Brunswick 44212). Service will be held on Friday at 11am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memory Gardens in Brunswick.
Mrs. Glenna Mae Garvin Walker, age 77, of Georgetown, Ohio, formerly of Olive Hill, passed away Wednesday morning, May 21, 2014, at her residence. She was born November 4, 1936, in Olive Hill, a daughter of the late Glenn and Opal Price Garvin. Glenna was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Donald "J.D." Walker; one brother, Sam Garvin; and one sister, Janice Sue Elliiott. Glenna is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Sharon Walker of Georgetown, Ohio; one daughter, Donna Walker of Georgetown, Ohio; four grandchildren, Jamie Howard, Jade Kearney, Jonathan Walker, and Brandon Hurley; five great grandchildren, Kayden Howard, Jemmalen Kearney, Conner Howard, Jevin Kearney, and Carson Howard; one brother and sister-in-law, Virgil and Jean Garvin of Morehead; and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2014, at Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill, with Brother Gayle Price officiating. Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.
Marilyn Roberta (Phillips) Moran, formerly of Tipp City passed away on January 1, 2014 at Eden Hill Communities in New Braunfels, TX. She was born in Olive Hill, KY on February 26, 1940 to Clarence and Ruby {Carroll} Phillips. She is survived by her sister, Carolyn and brother in-law, Carl Angle, Troy, OH, nieces, Amy (Don) Fields, Troy and Amanda (Jim) Humbert, Grove City, OH. She also leaves behind 4 great-nieces; Delaney and Addisyn Fields, Morgan and Willa Humbert and 2 great-nephews; Henry and Oscar Humbert as well as ex-husbands with whom she remained friends; Art Moran, Alaska and Manny Gutierrez, Texas. Marilyn was a 1958 graduate of Tippecanoe High School and a 1962 graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Business Administration and continued to be a big OSU booster in San Antonio, TX. In the 1960's and 1970's Marilyn taught high school classes at Tipp City, Covington and Urbana, OH and also taught many years in the San Antonio, TX area. She sold real estate for Roediger Realty and Galbreath Realty in Troy for many years before moving to San Antonio in 1987, where she was also a realtor. She was the member of many social and professional organizations and was quite active in her church fellowship group. Marilyn always loved Tipp City and referred to it as home. She enjoyed reminiscing about her many childhood friends and their adventures. She had spirit and enjoyed a good political discussion. She had a passion for travel and had toured Europe several times. A Celebration of Life will take place at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, 327 W. Main St., Tipp City, OH 45371, Pastor, Bonita Wood officiating. Family will receive friends from Noon until the time of service at 2:00 PM at the funeral home.
George Henry McDonald, III, age 74, of Kingston, Tennessee passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge surrounded by his family. His family was part Delaware and Moravian Indian who migrated here to the United States from Ontario, Canada. He was born February 3, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan and was the first one of his family to be born in the United States. He lived most of his younger years in Mansfield, joining the United States Army in 1960 where he served his country proudly. He married the love of his life in 1965, working 10 years at Mansfield Rubber & Tire before moving to Tennessee. George hired on at Union Carbide in 1976 and worked at both the K-25 & Y-12 plants as an Outside Machinist for 29 years. He was a member of the Machinist Local Union No. 480 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He was an avid hunter of arrowheads and loved the outdoors, fishing on the river, working in his workshop but his main pleasure was spending time with his grandchildren who he loved very much. Preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Elliott; step-father, Harold Elliott; sister, Mary McDonald; brothers, Robert McDonald and William "Bill" McDonald. Survivors, wife of 49 years, Toby Mabry McDonald of Kingston, TN; daughter and son-in-law Pamela and Darryl Moore of Kingston, TN; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Melissa McDonald of Jonesville, VA; grandchildren, Travis Moore and wife, Christina, Dustin "Clint" Moore and Haylee, Katie McDonald and Keaton McDonald; great-grand-daughter, Caylen Moore; brother Gary "Skip" McDonald and wife, Connie of Mansfield; sister and brother-in-law Jeanette Hollenhead and husband, Sam of Mathis, MS; sisters-in-law Rosie Bender and husband, Darrell of Mansfield, Betty Turner of Lexington, KY, and June McDaniel of Olive Hill, KY; brother-in-law, Gene Mabry of Mansfield; special friend Benny Williams of Solway, TN; a host of extended family and friends Special thanks to Dr. John Foust and his wonderful staff for all the excellent care received. The family will receive friends 12:00 - 2:00 pm, Monday, March 17, 2014 at Fraker Funeral Home in Kingston, Tennessee with Celebration of his life immediately following the visitation with Rev. Keith Knight officiating. Graveside service will follow at Bradbury Cemetery with full military honors being conducted by the Roane County Honor Guard.
William "Dorsey" Lykins, 91, of Shelby, passed away Sunday evening, February 16, 2014 at Crestwood Care Center. He was born August 15, 1922 in Olive Hill, Kentucky to the late James Isaiah Lykins and Gertrude Susan (Caudill) Lykins. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII. Dorsey was a hard worker and was formerly employed at Ohio Brass then the Ohio State Reformatory, from which he retired. He played guitar-or at least tried very hard- and enjoyed listening to Gospel music especially the Gaithers and Spencers. In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling and always appreciated looking at nice cars.He took great care of his family-meeting all their needs and most of their wants. Dorsey was always there whenever help was needed and was always willing to direct you in the right way to take care of things. Spending time with his children and grandchildren were at the top of his list.He is survived by his wife, Ruth Lykins; two sons, Roger (Karen) Lykins of Loudonville and Carl (Cheryl) Lykins of Shelby; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Garnet Mabry of Grayson, KY and Margie Winkleman of Mansfield; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 59 years, Madeline (Butler) Lykins; two daughters, Reva Fields and Deloris Jean Lykins; a son, William M. Lykins; three brothers, Jerry, Jack and Leroy Lykins; and three sisters, Thelma Shears, Jewell Burchett and Shirley Ann Lykins. A funeral service will be held Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road with Rev. Clifford Earl Tackett officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 12:00 p.m. Burial in Mansfield Memorial Park will follow the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.
Elijah Gilliam Sr., 72, of Bucyrus passed away on Thursday at home, his death was unexpected. Elijah was born March 28, 1941 in Lewis Co. KY to the late Estil and Lucille (Smith) Gilliam. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife Jewell Mae Thoroughman. Elijah is survived by his longtime companion Carol Walker; children Elisha (Jackson Thoroughman) Gilliam, Maysville, KY; Marylyn (William) Witten, Garrison, KY; Geraldine (Lonnie) Miller, Bucyrus; Karen (Bernie) Dressback, Degraff, OH; Terry (Georgeann) Gilliam, Bucyrus; and Elijah Gilliam Jr and wife Karen; 28 grandchildren; 22 Great Grandchildren; brothers James (Gelinda) Gilliam and LeVangle (Roberta) Gilliam both of Vanceburg; sisters Linda Hobbs, Vanceburg; Alene Teeters, Mansfield; Rachel Clemans, Garrison KY; Olive Blivins, Vanceburg; and Maxine Horsley, Olive Hill, KY; as well as Carol's children, Marcia Robinson, Findlay; Timothy Cooley, Bucyrus; Angela Herod, Bucyrus; Clyde Cooley, Findlay; Georgeann (Terry) Gilliam, Bucyrus; and Lisa Hamm, Bucyrus.Elijah was retired from Asplund and formerly had worked at Tansco and National Lime and Stone. He attended Full Gospel Lighthouse Church and loved fishing, camping, and gardening.Funeral Services will be held at the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home, Bucyrus on Sunday at 6:00 pm and the family will receive friends from 4 pm until the time of service. Additional calling hours will be on Tuesday at the Dickerson F.H. in Vanceburg from 11:00 until 1:00 the time of service at 1:00 pm.
Willard B. Cole, born June 28, 1928 in Olive Hill, Kentucky, went home to be with Jesus Saturday, December 14, 2013 after a short illness. He resided in Mansfield for more than 60 years.He was a loving husband to his wife Omega for over 68 years. He was a loving, kind, respected father to his five children. He was a devout Christian and a long time member of the Hanna Road Church of God, where he served as Deacon for over 23 years. He enjoyed playing music and singing in the church....never getting tired of rejoicing in song! His desire was to see his family live for Jesus. He was a faithful employee of the Stone Container Corporation and retired in June of 1990 after 38+ years of service. He also worked part time after retiring at AVI for 6 years until completely retiring in 1999. Willard loved gardening and working around the house. In his spare time, one of his greatest joys was spending time with "any" of his five children, 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Surviving are his wife Omega; two daughters, Barbara (Doug) Sand of Oregon, Linda (Richard) King; three sons, Edwin (Patti) Cole, Raymond (Pam) Cole and Michael (Susan) Cole, all of Mansfield; one sister, Martha Phillips; and one brother, Wade Cole, both of Mansfield.He was preceded in death by an infant son, Donald E. Cole; his parents, William and Virgie Cole; and several brothers and sisters; one special sister, Magdeline Blevins.Family and friends may call on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 from 4-7p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington Springmill Rd., Mansfield. Funeral services, conducted by Pastors Floyd Skaggs, Ferly Yates, and Earl Tackett, will be held Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1:00p.m. at the funeral home. An additional hour of calling will be held one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will follow in Lantz Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hanna Road Church of God, c/o Floyd Skaggs, 1738 Bowen Rd., Mansfield, OH 44903.
Gracie Marie Suter, 90, of Portsmouth, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014 at Hempstead Manor. She was born February 3, 1924 in Carter County, KY, a daughter of the late George Washington and Catherine Jordan McCoy. A homemaker, Gracie loved children and enjoyed playing bingo with her friends at Hempstead Manor. She was of the Methodist faith. Surviving are her son, Thomas E. (Lori) Suter, Jr. of Wheelersburg; four daughters, Catherine Kiser of Atlanta, GA, Jacqueline McDermott of Friendship, Candace Diane Etter of Lucasville, and Patricia Ann (Brian) Gilmore of Eyota, MN; nine grandchildren, Timothy (Vera) Kiser, Lisa Kiser, Dr. Barbara McDermott, R. Seth (Erica) McDermott, Michael (Richelda) Staten, Jon (Florence) Staten, Brandon (Rachel) Gilmore, Brianna (Mark) Skrukrud and Tyler E. Suter; twelve great-grandchildren, Zak (Erica) Lafontaine, David, Daniel and Michelle Staten, Christopher Vargas, Sydney and Rylee McDermott, Bennett, Elizabeth and Nolan Gilmore, Annagrace and Jackson Skrukrud; and one great-great-granddaughter, Eva Marie Lafontaine. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death September 22, 1985 by her former husband, Thomas E. "Jack" Suter, Sr.; five brothers; and eight sisters. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Friday at the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth, with interment in Scioto Burial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to services Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to www.CureSearch.org for pediatric cancer research and the Alzheimer's Association www.alz.org.
Rita Marlene Smith age 61 0f Marion, Ohio, passed away on Monday March 3, 2014 at her residence. She was born August 15, 1952 in Carter County, Ky. to the late Charles and Frances (Sexton) Snook. Rita is survived by a son, Justin E. (Stacy) Smith of Marion, Ohio; and an aunt, Pauline Parker of Marion, Ohio, uncle and aunt, Ted and Nellie Watt of Marion, Ohio, uncle and aunt, Carle and Marilyn Sexton of Marion, Ohio, an aunt, Laura Lewis of Kentucky; and a cousin, Kaye Radebaugh of Marion, Ohio; also, numerous other cousins survive. Besides her parents Rita was preceded in death by a brother, Larry M. Snook. There will be a Graveside Service and Burial on Friday March 7, 2014 at 2:30 P.M. at the Chapel Heights Memory Gardens Cemetery. Officiating the service will be Elder Ted Watt. Friends may call at the Boyd-Born Funeral Home on Friday one hour prior to the service from 1 to 2 P.M.
Ben J. Potter, 80, of South Shore, Ky., passed away Jan. 30, 2014, in Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was born in Carter County, Ky., Jan. 2, 1934, a son of the late Ben Potter and Ella Ruth Boggs Potter. Preceded in death besides his parent's two brothers Frank Potter and Robert Potter and one sister Marie Rowell. Surviving are his wife Dora Anderson Potter of South Shore, Ky., one son George W. Van Vleet of Fort Campbell, Ky., four daughters Lisa Van Vleet of Houston, Texas, April Starns of Bronston, Ky. Paula Nichols of Houston, Texas, and Rachel Freitag of Houston, Texas. Ben is also survived by two sisters Mona Stephenson of North Carolina and Mary Gash of San Antonio, Texas, 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Memorial Services was held 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at the South Shore Old Regular Baptist Church in South Shore, Ky., with Rev. Charles Mallory, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, Ky.
Charles Edward "Pee Wee" Nance, 67, of Flatwoods, Ky., passed away, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Ky. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be at Bentley Cemetery in Carter County, Ky. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods
Lillian Yvonne McCleese, 82, of New Boston, died March 12, 2014, at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth, Ohio. She was born November 16th, 1931, in Carter County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Jesse and Clarice Everman Blevins. She was a member of Cedar St. Church of Christ in Christian Union. Lillian is survived by a daughter, Tammy Jo (Dan) Reiser of West Chester, Ohio; a son Tony (Michelle) McCleese of Wheelersburg; three grandchildren, Amy (Kevin) Ashworth of Louisville, Ky., Nathan Reiser of Frederick, Md., and Emmalee Reiser of Cincinnati; three brothers, Glen Blevins of New Boston, Lee Roy Blevins of Minford and Jay Blevins of Dayton; two sisters, Luci Colley of Dayton and Bonnie Riddlebarger of Minford; and many loved nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Kathrine Clifford, Thelma Swanson, and Sharon Blackburn. Visitation will be Saturday, March 15, from noon to 1 p.m. with funeral service beginning at 1 p.m. at D.W. SWICK FUNERAL HOME in New Boston with Pastor Gary Heimbach officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Wheelersburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made in Lillian's honor to SOMC Hospice or Cedar Street Church.
DEARFIELD AUDREY M. DEARFIELD (nee Delong), age 94. Beloved wife of the late James Harvey; mother of Harvey Lynn (Rose), Barry (Marilyn), Rhonda (Mike), Terry (Sheila), Pam Maguth (Keith); grand-mother of 13; great-grandmother of 24; great-great-grand-mother of two. Passed away Friday, April 25, 2014. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lorain Avenue Church of Christ, 13501 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44111. Funeral services at the Funeral Home at 10am on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Interment at Carter County Memorial Gardens in Kentucky. Friends may call at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME., 21369 CENTER RIDGE RD., FAIRVIEW PARK, FROM 3-5PM and 7-9PM on MONDAY, APRIL 28.
Claude Burchett went home to be with his Lord on Friday Jan. 17, 2014, his death was unexpected. Claude was born March 23, 1929 in Carter County KY to the late Jehu and Carrie (Fannin) Burchett. On October 4, 1959 he married his sweetheart Harrietta (Vaughn) Blankenship Burchett and they have shared 54 years of life together. Claude was a beloved husband and loving father and grandfather. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son Richard Blankenship; daughter Patricia Blankenship; great grandson Ethan Cripple Hawk; daughter in law Sherry Blankenship; brothers Roy, Henry, and Charles Burchett; and sisters Viola Horsley and Coza Wells. In addition to his wife, Claude is survived by sons Robert (Susie) Blankenship, Rural Nevada and Claude Edward Burchett of Colorado; daughter Judith "Judi" (Arthur "Bud") Cripple of Rural Marion; grandchildren Beth (Mike Brown) Howlet, Lisa (Mike) McGuire, Theresa Parker, Richard (Robyn) Blankenship II, Kelly (Jason) Converse, Jason (Courtney) Hawk, Matthew (Whitney) Blankenship, 16 great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren, and brother Wendell (Pat) Burchett of Graceland, KY.Claude took pride in his work, retiring from Swan Rubber as a maintenance supervisor as well as farming and school bus driving for the Wynford School District where he was affectionately known as "Pappy". He enjoyed farming, gardening, and had a passion for antique cars, especially his 1930 Model A, which he took to car shows, winning many trophies. Claude always enjoyed giving a helping hand to anyone in need.Claude was a member of the First Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953. He was a member of the American Legion Post 181 and the Bucyrus Moose Lodge #669. The family will receive friends at the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6-8 pm. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Rev. Paul Dalrymple officiating, burial will follow in Crawford County Memory Gardens. The family suggest memorials be made to the First Baptist Church
Edna Marie Boggs passed away on January 7, 2014. She was born on November 7, 1920 in Carter County, KY, to the late Charles and Minnie Justice. Growing up on a farm with her four siblings taught her the value of hard work, teamwork and education. She completed high school in only three years, went to work to help the family, and she didn't start a family of her own until 1941. Edna was married July 4, 1941 to Jason Boggs from Webbville, KY. They were lifelong friends and companions. Jason preceded her in death in 1978. She was a devoted wife and mother to her entire family. She continued living in Beavercreek until 2009 when she moved to Orange Park. Edna enjoyed gardening, flowers and taking care of her family and friends and keeping them all well fed. Two sisters, Madge and Ethel, and one brother, Ray preceded her in death. Edna is survived by daughter, Carol Mecier of Redland, CA; son, Jay Boggs of Orange Park; three grandchildren, Jason, Tony and Chevon; and seven great-grandchildren, Leilani, Adam, Emily, Luke, Harrison, Ben and Leia; and one sister, Hazel Combs, who lives in Trotwood, OH. She was a resident of Signature Health Care in Orange Park until January 7, 2014 when she quietly passed away at 10:00 p.m., two months after her 93rd birthday. A viewing was held on Monday, January 13, 2014, at Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073. A funeral will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., with a viewing from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service, both at Tobias Funeral Home, 3970 Dayton Xenia Rd Beavercreek, OH. The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to Kingsley Avenue Church of Christ, Orange Park Medical Center and Signature Health Care of Orange Park for their support.
Rosa Burton Vallery Futrell went home to be with her loving Savior 7:16 a.m. Friday, November 22, 2013 in Columbus Alzheimer's Care Center. She was born February 20, 1918 in Carter County, Kentucky to the late John E. and Anna M. Fraley Jones. Surviving are daughters, Jeanne Kanable of Ft. Wayne, IN, Jewell (Tom) Edwards of Canal Winchester, OH and Arlene Comer of Chillicothe, OH; 13 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; sisters, Lucille Johnson of Shelby, OH and Goldie Lambert of Mansfield, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her former husbands Clyde Burton, Donald E. Vallery and Willard L. Futrell, a sister Dorothy Davis, an infant son Robert Burton and step son Donald Vallery. Rosa raised her daughters by herself by working many jobs including working as a Ticket and Travel Agent for the Greyhound Corporation from which she retired. She was an avid seamstress and enjoyed designing wedding gowns and sewing embroidery. Rosa taught Sunday School for many years while living in Florida. She was a member of the First Church of God in Chillicothe and was a true believer in Jesus Christ. Rosa was also a member of O.E.S. Chapter 419 and the Martha Rebecca Lodge. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2013 in the WARE FUNERAL HOME, Chillicothe, with Pastor Matt Roe officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery, Piketon. Friends may call at Ware's from 5-8 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Columbus Alzheimer Care Center, 700 Jason Way, Columbus, Ohio 43214 or to Acclaim Hospice, 2800 Corporate Exchange Drive, Suite 140, Columbus, Ohio 43231 for their wonderful care and love given to our mother
Herndan Caudill, age 81, of Ocala, FL, formerly of Columbus, OH, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2014. He was born February 15, 1933 in Carter County, KY and raised in Portsmouth, OH. A U.S. Army Veteran, Herndan retired from the City of Columbus Water Treatment Plant. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Violet (Sexton) Caudill; daughters, Joyce (James) Hambrick, Teresa (Andy) Herderick and Carol (Bob) Curtiss; grandchildren, Melissa, Leanna, Nikki, Jason, Eric and Brian (deceased); great-grandchildren, Ryan, Evie, Max, Zak, Kate, Reese, Cara and Bailey. Family will welcome friends from 12Noon-1 p.m. Friday, March 14 with a service beginning at 1 p.m., at SCHOEDINGER EAST CHAPEL, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 43232. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Marion County, 3231 SW 34th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share memories or extend condolences. Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 12, 2014
Velma Louise Hay Ross, age 64 of Grove City, Ohio, passed gently away at her residence surrounded by her loved ones and went home to be with the Lord Saturday, March 22, 2014. She was born April 6, 1949, in Elliott County, Kentucky, the 11th child of John Henry and Rilda Mae Kelly Hay. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers James Paul Forest Raymond and Ralph D. Hay, and three sisters Beulah Eileen Hay Agnes Clotene Phillips and Mary Ella Kitchen. She is survived by two daughters, Joan Ross of South Webster, and Teresa (Don) Scott of Grove City; three grandchildren, Michael Hutton, Allie Scott and Dillone Scott all of Grove City; three great-grandchildren, Hayden James, Ely Donald and Jackson Thomas; five sisters also survive, Doris Holbrook of Grayson, Ky., Lois (Raymond) Carter of Portsmouth, Loretta Carter of Jackson, Alma Boyd of Springfield, and Beverly (Jim) Lewis of Sandy Hook, Ky.; beloved sisters-in-law, Linda Hay and Rosa Faye Ross; brothers-in-law, Jim and Larry Joe Ross; and numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Velma was a homemaker and also provided daycare for many children over the years who still look upon her with love and lots of fond memories. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at ERWIN-DODSON-ALLEN FUNERAL HOME in Minford, Ohio with Rev. George Raymond Carter officiating. Burial will be at Salisbury Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service. Pallbearers will be, Michael Hutton, Dillone Scott, Don Scott, John Hay, Ralph (Bill) Hay, and Gary Strickland. Burial will follow in Salisbury Cemetery, Stockdale, Ohio.
Billy Jack Middleton, 77, of Ashville, Ohio, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital, Columbus. He was born in Elliot County, KY on August 20, 1936 to the late Kenneth and Ona Lee (Mauk) Middleton. Billy retired from Techna Glass the former Owens-Illinois after 42 years. He was a member of Local Glass Bottle Blowers Assoc. and loved the out doors. Preceded in death by parents, brother Ronnie and sister Janice Mobley. Survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Genetta R. (Bailey) Middleton; children, Jack Middleton of Groveport, Sharon (Craig) Dyer of Thornville, Anita (Alan) Fields of Circleville, Leona Walker of Groveport, and James (Laura) Middleton of New Straitsville; grandson, Billy Jack Middleton of Groveport and other grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; brothers, Ray, John Paul, Phillip, Roy, and Danny Middleton, all of the Olive Hill, KY area; numerous nieces and nephews; many special friends. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the OLIVER-CHEEK FUNERAL HOME, 420 W. Main St., Ashville, Ohio 43103 with Pastor Bryan Grove officiating. Burial will follow in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, New Straitsville. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. The family request, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer, 5555 Frantz Rd., Dublin, OH 43017
Robert Wayne Lowe, 63, of Delaware, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at home. He was born in Olive Hill, KY to the late Mary Virginia Lowe Ferrell. Wayne served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He loved to fish, boat, hunt and golf and he loved his pets. He is survived by his wife of thirty-three years, Patricia "Patti" Trippett Lowe; his sisters, Susan Lowe and Phyllis (Pat) Barey; his nephews, Edward Partlow, Jr., Jason Partlow and Jason Partlow, II; and his many friends. Family will receive friends from 12Noon-1 p.m. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014 at the RUTHERFORD FUNERAL HOME AT POWELL, 450 West Olentangy St., Powell, OH 43065, (614)-792-1471, where Funeral Service will be held following the visitation at 1 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Joel Baer, officiating. (The funeral home is located on W. Olentangy St./Powell Rd./SR 750 1/4 mile east of Sawmill Parkway.) Burial will follow the service at Glen Rest Memorial Estates, Reynoldsburg, OH. If they choose, friends may make memorial contributions to HomeReach Hospice, Delaware County Chapter, 561 West Central Avenue, Delaware, OH 43015, in Wayne's memory.
Kevin Dewayne Carnell, 35, of Fogg Pike, Mt. Sterling, formerly of Carter County, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital in Mt. Sterling after a sudden illness with cancer. He was born Nov. 5, 1978, in Rowan County, the son of Junior and Anna Maddox Carnell of Olive Hill. In addition to his parents, Kevin is survived by his wife, Diana Francis Carnell; a step son, Jarrod Brown and wife Ashton of Nashville, Tennessee; special friends, Dennis Staton of Winchester and Steve Abbott of Mt. Sterling; several aunts and uncles; and other relatives and friends. Kevin was the owner of K & M Auto Mart in Mt. Sterling and a 1997 graduate of the West Carter High School. Kevin had a love for cars, especially Mustangs and enjoyed spending time at his car lot. Funeral services were conducted 1 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2014, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Brother Don Rivers and Bro. Tim Cole officiating. Burial will follow in Catron Cemetery in Carter County. Pallbearers were Dennis Staton, Steve Abbott, Tony Francis, Dylan Francis, Jarrod Brown and Doug Fletcher. Visitation was after 1 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, Morehead.
Mary Magdalene Beach Whitt, 90, of Ashland, died peacefully Saturday evening, May 17, 2014 at her home. Mary was born June 21, 1923 in Ashland. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Edward Whitt. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 22nd, at 1:00 PM by Brother Steve Fraley at Preston Family Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM.
Dixie Burge, 81, of Grayson, passed away May 19, 2014, at the Community Hospice Center in Ashland. She was born August 6, 1932 in Grayson, a daughter of the late Earl and Thelma James. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman and Carl James; one sister, Lois Brown. She attended the Grayson Church of God. She is survived by her husband, Henry Ford Burge of Grayson; one son, Freddie (Roxanne Miller) Burge of Grayson; one granddaughter, Stephanie (Shawndale) Collier of Grayson; three great-grandchildren, Tyler Ison, Cody Ison, and Harley Collier; one great-great-grandson, Brantley Ison. Funeral Services will be Friday, May 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Sparks Funeral Home by Bob Burnett, minister. Burial will follow in the Grayson Burial Park. Visitation will be on Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Sparks Funeral Home.
Ranson D. Cole, 73, of Mansfield, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014, at MedCentral Hospice, Mansfield.Ranson was born February 22, 1941 in Jacobs Carter Co., Kentucky to Arthur D. and Mona F. (Segraves) Cole. He was known for his work ethic and enjoyed farming, all animals, especially horses. His family was most important to him. He is survived by his wife, Bernice Leibolt Cole; three children, Teresa (Sanford) Holden of Mt. Vernon, Lauresa (Mike) Byus of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and James Cole of Mansfield; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three siblings, Phyllis (Glen) Dawson of Lucas, Vernon Cole of Mansfield, and Janie (Ron) Stamper of Ontario. Ranson was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, James D. Cole; one brother, Ronald E. Cole; and one sister, Janet Plew.Calling hours will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield. Music and fellowship will follow from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com
Steven Joe “Steve” Porter, age 41, of Mountain Drive, Olive Hill, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington. He was born June 11, 1972, in Rowan County, a son of Raymond Jewel Porter and Garnett Sue Frazier Porter of Olive Hill. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Raymond Porter and wife Ramona of Olive Hill; one sister, Jill Butler and husband Frankie of Morehead; one stepson, Levi Oppenheimer of Olive Hill; three nieces, Ashley Donovan, Megan Johnson, and Chelsey Porter; one nephew, Matthew Porter; and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles and close friends who will sadly miss him. In law enforcement for 14 years, Steve was a former police officer with the Olive Hill Police Department, Morehead Police Department, Kentucky State Police, and Morehead State University Police Department. He enjoyed riding horses and taking care of his dogs. Steve cherished Jerry Lee, a special retired KSP K-9 German Shepherd, who died two years ago. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Brother Erik Caudill and Brother John DeHarte officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain Drive Cemetery in Carter County. Pallbearers: Josh Ison, Erskin Davis, Jeff Stevens, Thomas “T” Jones, Rodney Wagoner, John Gilliam. Honorary pallbearers: Kevin Blankenbeckler, Matt Sparks, Shawn Gilliam, Mike Trent, John DeHarte, Steve Lewis, Frankie Butler. Visitation is after 4 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2014, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead.
Paul Herman “Slim” Burchett, 72, of Grayson, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014 in Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. He was born May 6, 1942 in Carter County, a son of the late Orville and Opal May Fisher Burchett. Paul was a truck driver and was in the coal industry for 25 years. He was of the Pentecostal faith and enjoyed playing bluegrass music and his banjo. In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by three brothers, Earl “Pete”, Homer and Lavangle Lee Burchett and two sisters, Ines Bloomfield and Louise Burchett. His survivors include: His wife, Rosie McDowell Burchett of Grayson; Four sons, Paul Sherman (Tami) Burchett of Grayson, Ricky Lee (Stacy) Burchett of Fleming County, William Ford (Tammy) Burchett of Grayson and David (Sharon) Moore of Ohio; three daughters, Marsha (Scott) Gilbert, Sabra (Chester) Gumm and Susan Rena Nunley all of Grayson; two sisters, Essie Chandler and Wilma Parker both of Ohio and one brother, Ottis Burchett of Grayson; 43 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Memorial services will held for Paul at a later date. Malone Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of the arrangements.
Geneva Craft, 92, of Mansfield, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Geneva was born in Grayson, KY on May 24, 1921 to Russell and Emmie Belle Hall. She was a lifelong homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family, playing with her great-grandkids, attending church, and going to family cookouts. Her home cooked meals were everyone's favorite and her gentle touch will never be forgotten.Geneva is survived by 6 children, Marie Wilburn of Olive Hill, KY, Elwood Craft of Johnsville, Gary (Rachel) Craft, Sr. of Mansfield, Rita Catterson of Sidney, Rex Craft of Lexington, and David Wayne Craft of Mansfield; twenty-six grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; four siblings, Betty Stevens, Billie Jean Hall, Audrey Blevins, and George Robert Hall all of Kentucky; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Arva. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Sherman "Bud" Craft, Jr. and Johnny David Craft; and one daughter, Barbara Sue Craft. Calling hours will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield. Additional calling hours will be from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2014 at Oney-Henderson-Globe Funeral Home, 145 Gearhart Street, Olive Hill, KY 41164. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in Horsley Cemetery. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com
Mrs. Geneva Ailene Swimm Burton, age 88, of Olive Hill, passed away Wednesday morning, May 14, 2014, at her residence. She was born May 21, 1925, in Carter County, a daughter of the late William "Bill" and Pearl "Parlee" Jessie Swimm. Geneva was a longtime member of Ross Chapel Christian Holiness Church and a homemaker. Going to church was her life. She also enjoyed going to the homemakers club meetings and watching gospel shows on television. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Claude "Poss" Burton; one son, Johnnie Burton; one daughter, Mary "Jeannie" Biggs; one grandson, Mark Howerton; one brother, Jessie Swimm; four sisters, Olive Henderson, Jewel Henderson, Ella Mae Tackett, and Magelene Jessie; and a niece who was raised as a sister, Edna Lois "Doey" Tackett Messer. Geneva is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Donnie and Mattie Burton of Morehead, and Ricky Burton of Olive Hill; three daughters and a son-in-law, Judy and Bill Abbott of Olive Hill, Patty Crank of Morehead, and Nancy Lunsford of Sweetwater, Tennessee; 15 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and three great, great grandchildren. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill, with Brother Paul Webb, Brother Ed Porter, and Brother Terry Dean officiating. Burial will follow in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, and until the service hour on Saturday at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home, 145 Gearhart Street, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.
Thor Franklin “Frank” Caudill, beloved husband of 59 years to Georgia (nee Mitchell) Caudill; dear father to Rick (Debbie), Kim, Mark (Pam), and Don (Terry) Caudill; devoted grandfather to Lisa, Michelle, Brandi, Matthew, Heidi, Junior, Matt, and Nikki; great grandfather to Daniel, Kimberly, Sara, Leah, Garrett, Taylor, and Logan, went to be with the Lord on May 7, 2014 at 82 years of age. Frank was a resident of New Richmond; former resident of Milford and long-time owner of Morheat Corporation. Visitation to be Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 9:30 AM until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Glen Este Church of Christ, 937 Cinti. Batavia Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45245. Remembrances requested to Glen Este Church of Christ Loan Payment Fund. Frank was a devoted Christian, faithful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, and will be sorely missed by his grieving family. Evans Funeral Home is serving the family.
Mr. William "Fred" Perry, age 69, of Grayson, passed away Monday morning, May 5, 2014, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland. He was born July 2, 1944, in Cincinnati, Ohio, a son of the late William Jess and Virginia Albright Perry. Fred attended the Four Mile Community Church and was a mechanic for Grayson Ford for 12 years. He enjoyed trading animals and spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Angela Rose Salyers, and one brother, Martin Lee Perry. Fred is survived by his wife of 44 years, Glenna Middleton Perry; one son and his fiance, Brian Douglas Perry and Patty Hedge of Grayson; two daughters and sons-in-law, Margie and Phillip Stamper of Olive Hill, and Donna and William "Jr" Logan of Olive Hill; one stepson, Timothy Allen Garvin of Grayson; 11 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Willie "Bill" Perry of Olive Hill, John Perry of Olive Hill, Dave and Selena Perry of Grayson, and Everett and Shirley Perry of Grayson; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Shirley Yates of Kitts Hill, Ohio, Patricia Katherine and Marvin Barker of Grahn, Dorothy and Billy Evans of Grayson, and Mary Skaggs of Olive Hill; and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky, with his son-in-law, William Logan Jr. and Brother Danny Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in the Roar Cemetery in Grahn. Friends may visit from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.
Joseph Morgan, 77, of Grayson died Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the home of his daughter, Karen Morgan of Grayson. He was born August 30, 1937 in Allentown, PA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Morgan. Graveside services will be Monday, May 12, 2014 at 1:00pm at the Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill. Military rites by the East Carter Jr. ROTC. Friends may call Monday, May 12, 2014 from 10:30am- 12:30pm at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson.
Clara Mae Bradford, 76, of Grayson went to be with her Lord on Friday, May 9, 2014 in Hospice Care Center. Graveside services will be conducted Monday, 1:00 p.m. at the Bradford Family Cemetery by Chris Bellew, Minister. There will be no visitation. In Lieu of flowers family ask that donations be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland KY 41101. Malone Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Bobby Joe Isaacs, age 55, of Grayson, passed away Saturday evening, May 10, 2014, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. He was born August 31, 1958, in Grayson, a son of Jo Ann Johnson Isaacs of Grayson, and the late Henry L. Isaacs. In addition to his mother, Bobby is survived by his wife of 34 years, Tonya Allen Vanperson Isaacs; one daughter, Tonya Sue Isaacs of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Carl Isaacs of Grayson, and Henry and Tammy Isaacs of Navarre, Florida; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Carolyn and Tim Raybourn of Olive Hill, and Regina Mosier of Grayson; and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. At Bobby’s request, there will be no visitation or services. Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, is caring for all arrangements for Mr. Bobby Joe Isaacs.
Mrs. Avonell Hicks Holloway, age 90, of Olive Hill, passed away Saturday morning, May 10, 2014, at Woodland Oaks in Ashland. She was born April 30, 1924, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Goble and Maudie Nolen Hicks. Avonell attended James Chapel Christian Holiness Church and was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, listening to gospel music, and spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Nathan Greenhill, and two brothers, Eshmel Hicks and Leo Hicks. Avonell is survived by one son, Louard Holloway of Chicago, Illinois; three daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara Ann and Gordon Nolen of Vanceburg, Joyce Holloway of Olive Hill, and Brenda Shumate of Olive Hill; eight grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Rosalee Hicks of Maineville, Ohio; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Marjorie Keaton of Olive Hill, Madgelene Stapleton of Mansfield, Ohio, Audrey and Woody Williams of Ashland, Ohio, and Darlene Thompson of Blaine; several nieces and nephews; and her devoted companion and friend, Burthel James of Olive Hill. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with her grandson, Bart Lewis, and Brother Paul Schmidt officiating. Burial will follow in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014, and until the service hour on Tuesday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164. Kelly Nolen, Kasey Nolen, Bart Lewis, Ryan Tussey, Dwight Keaton, Louie Keaton, Jeff Thompson, Gary Thompson, and Gary Hicks will serve as pallbearers.
Glenna Ruth Lewis McGuire 84, of Mandeville, LA formerly of Bellefonte, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA. She was born in Carter on July 30, 1929. She was the daughter of the late O. M. and Virgie Lewis of Carter County. She was a member of St. Timothy United Methodist in Mandeville, LA and was active before becoming ill. Glenna had loving Christian parents and a wonderful childhood. She grew up with six sisters and and one brother. It was never a dull moment around the Lewis household and it seemed that everyone of her friends seemed to gather there. She loved to sing and at one time was hoping for a career in music. Living the good life in the country and since Carter was such a small village, friends and family seemed to gather in their home. There were many musicians in that area and in this home you could always hear good music, singing, and candy making. After marriage she moved to Grayson and started her family. While living in Grayson she took an active part in the Garden Club, Church, and the Women's Club. Later she moved to Ashland and then to Bellefonte. She was superb at entertaining in her lovely home. Glenna was an avid golfer. If you asked her today about her life, she would say that she raised four fabulous boys. Her main job in life was met with great challenges but that was her reward for being a wonderful, caring mother. Her boys idolized her and knew that she was the most beautiful mother in the world. Her whole life was devoted to her family. At one time while living in Lexington, she had six grandchildren in UK and Transy. Even though they each had their own apartments, they could usually be found at Ma Ma's house eating a southern fried dinner. She was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Sister.
Mrs. Lois Marie Flannery Brown, age 80, of Olive Hill, passed away Friday morning, May 2, 2014, at the Jo-Lin Health Center in Ironton, Ohio. She was born Feb. 4, 1934, in Carter County, a daughter of the late James Leonard and Lona Seagraves Flannery. Lois was a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church and retired from Ashland Fabricating and Welding Company where she worked as a bookkeeper. She enjoyed going to church and spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Glen Arnold Brown, and nine brothers, John, Leroy, Lowell Ray, Matt, Jack, Tom, Curt, Willie, and Phillip. Lois is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, William L. and Karla Brown of Tipp City, Ohio, and Glen Mark and Shirley Brown of Olive Hill; one granddaughter, Natalie Brown; three great grandchildren, Holden, Cooper, and Delilah; one brother, Charles Flannery of Westwood; and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. A Celebration of Life service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with David Brown, Brenda Hale, and Bishop Gene Rhinehart officiating. Burial will follow in the Flannery Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, May 5, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.
James Scott Holbrook, 61, of Grayson, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Scott was born November 28, 1952 in Grayson, a son of Harold L. Holbrook of Grayson and the late Virgie Burton Holbrook. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a son, James Scott Holbrook II; one sister, Sandy Robinson; and two brothers, Jerry Holbrook and Steve Holbrook.Scott was a retired boilermaker with local #105 of Piketon, OH and a member of the First Church of Christ in Grayson. His survivors include: His father, Harold L. Holbrook; His wife of 19 years, Diana Sammons Holbrook of Grayson; One daughter, Heather (Jeff) Holbrook- Cales of Union; two stepdaughters, Stacey Morrison of Hebron and Stephani (Ian) McKay of Brisbane, Australia; Two stepsons, Matt (Jenny) Morrison of Grayson and Terry “T.J.” (Susie) Morrison of Olive Hill; One sister, Jo Ashworth of Grayson and one granddaughter, Skylar Cales. Funeral services will be Monday, May 5, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Donald Damron and Scott Ford, officiating. Burial will be in the Grayson Memorial Burial Park. Visitation will be held Sunday evening, May 4, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Monday after 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Cecil M. Wells, 82, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at his residence. Born February 11, 1932 in Olive Hill, Kentucky, he was the son of Charles Wilson and Bertha Mae (Jarvis) Wells. He moved to the Mansfield area around the age of 17 and retired from Mansfield Plating after 54 years of service. A veteran of the United States Navy he served during the Korean War. Known as a "Jack of all Trades", Cecil helped with everything around the house with the exception of plumbing. He enjoyed fishing and traveling to Kentucky to visit family. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Virginia (Gilvin) Wells; two daughters, Joni (Don) Trimble of Wooster and Vicki Hammac of Florida; two granddaughters, Kristina Vassel and Nickole Glover both of Florida; two great grandchildren, Jadon and Alyssa; numerous nieces and nephews; and a brother, Jim (Joy) Wells of Mansfield. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers.Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road, Ontario. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2014 at the Taul Funeral Home, 109 East Main Street, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky with calling one hour prior to the service, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Machpelah Cemetery, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. Memorial contributions may be made to OhioHealth MedCentral Hospice, 335 Glessner Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio 44903. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com
Anne M. Lemaster Jones, 80, of Mansfield, died Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Bayfront Health Center in Port Charlotte, Florida. Born August 13, 1933 in Olive Hill, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Clyde C. and Rosa (Brown) Thompson. Anne was the eldest daughter in her family and was always looked up to by her brothers and sisters, especially for guidance. A homemaker, she was family oriented, genuine and caring. She was an active member of Dean Road Freewill Baptist Church. Anne enjoyed fishing with her first husband, Eugene and spending time with her family. She is survived by two sons, Gene Lemaster of Mansfield and Joseph Lemaster of Kentucky; two grandsons, Chad Lemaster and Jacob Thompson; three brothers, Clifford (Fay) Thompson of Arcadia, Florida, Jim Thompson and Marvin Thompson both of Mansfield; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Thompson and Glenna Thompson both of Mansfield; a special niece, Patricia (Michael) Bays of Mansfield; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene Lemaster; her second husband, Allen R. Jones; three sisters, Fay Sparks, Georgia Gee and Aline Setser; and three brothers, Paul, Glenn and Harlan Thompson. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road, Ontario. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3. 2014 at Dean Road Freewill Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Clifford Earl Tackett. Burial will follow in Bunker Hill Cemetery. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com
Mrs. Rosa Perry, age 97, of Olive Hill, passed away Tuesday evening, April 29, 2014, at Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Grayson. She was born December 14, 1916, in Armstrong, the second child and only daughter of the late Daniel Nelson and Ida Jane Mullins Perry. Rosa met and married the love of her life, Dan Perry. They shared over 61 years of marriage and together they reared six children. In the spring Rosa and her family planted their garden and cared for it through the harvest. She fed her family and friends for the next year from her harvest. Through the garden of life Rosa sowed her seeds of much love, kindness, hope and faith. Now in the fall of her life on April 29, 2014, she has reaped her harvest of eternal life with her heavenly father. She will be greatly missed by her earthly family. But we rejoice in the promise that she is with her heavenly family and her father Jesus Christ. Rosa was a member of the First Christian Church of Olive Hill for over 60 years and was a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Dan Perry; one daughter, Joyce Ann Perry Nichols; three brothers, Elliott Perry, John Perry, and Simeon Perry; and one son-in-law, Gene Case. Rosa is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, William A. "Bill" and Carolyn Perry and Dan Nelson and Garnet "Von" Perry, all of Olive Hill,; three daughters and son-in-law, Idabelle Perry Case of Olive Hill, Willa Jean Perry Shafer and Rollan of Winchester, Phyllis Dee Perry of Florence; son-in-law, Dennis Ray Nichols of Madison, Georgia; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. She also leaves many other family members, church family, and friends who will sadly miss her.
Mrs. Alice Lee Smith Asher, age 78, of Olive Hill, passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 30, 2014, at her daughter’s residence. She was born June 14, 1935, in Evarts, a daughter of the late Chester and Barbara Koch Smith. Alice was a member of the Olive Hill First Baptist Church for 49 years, having served as church secretary and enjoyed singing in the choir. She and her husband, Ralph, were former owners and operators of White Town Cleaners in Olive Hill for 39 years. Alice loved to cook, being especially well known for her strawberry pies, dried apple stack cakes and sage dressing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Ralph Asher; two brothers, Rodford Smith and George "Butch" Smith; and one sister, Jeanette Smith Wilson. Alice is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Cindy Asher of Lexington; one daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Abel Angel of Olive Hill; three grandchildren, Max Angel of Lexington, Shelly Angel of Lexington, and Laura Asher of Lexington; several nieces and nephews; and her special friend and neighbor, Marjorie Hensley. She also leaves many other family members, church family, and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in Olive Hill, with Brother David Logsdon officiating. Burial will follow in the A. B. Gold Kiser Cemetery on Route 2 in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, and after 8:30 a.m. on Saturday at the First Baptist Church, 365 East Tom T. Hall Boulevard, Olive Hill. Max Angel, Jeff Wilson, Larry Harris, Sam Lowe, Rod Smith, and Christopher Bond will serve as pallbearers. Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill, is caring for all arrangements for Mrs. Alice Lee Smith Asher
Enoch Herman McGinnis, 73, of Grayson, passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at his residence. He was the husband of Eula Ann Williams McGinnis. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 1:00pm at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson. Entombment will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation will be Tuesday evening, May 6 from 4:00 to 9:00pm and Wednesday after 9:00am until service time at the Malone Funeral Home. The body of Enoch H. McGinnis, 73, of Beetle was found Friday morning inside his submerged vehicle in Little Fork Creek off McGinnis Road near KY 1122. Carter County Coroner George Sparks confirmed the man’s identity. He said the body would be transported to the state medical examiner’s office in Frankfort for an autopsy. It appears the car was swept off a low water bridge during heavy rains, according to first responders on scene. Family members had been searching for McGinnis since Wednesday but his vehicle was not visible until the creek began receding. Responding to the scene along with the coroner were Grayson Dive Team, Kentucky State Police, Carter County Emergency Management, and Webbville Fire Department. KSP Sgt. Ben Cramer is the investigating officer.
May Sparks Pennington, 96, of Webbville, entered her heavenly home Tuesday morning, April 29, 2014, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland. She was born Jan. 26, 1918, a daughter of the late George and Martha Stevens Sparks in Elliott County. She was a born again Christian, devoted mother and homemaker. She was formerly active in the Carter County Homemakers and the Carter County Senior Citizens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Shelby Pennington in 1981; an infant daughter, Elizabeth; two grandsons, Aaron and Jonathan Pennington; brothers, George Jr., Bill, Virgil, Richard and Lonnie Sparks; and sisters, Martha Savage, Malissa Wells and Elizabeth Porter. May is survived by one brother, Bert Sparks, and four children and their spouses, Jack (Nellie) Pennington, Sylvia (Dewey) Smith, Melvin (Yvette) Pennington and Dian (Larry) Ratcliff. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Diana Pennington, Richard Pennington, Vickie Eakman, Tara Kroll, Amber Pennington, Lauren Ratcliff and Lacey Gulley; 12 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She has been entrusted to the care of Malone Funeral Home in Grayson, where visitation will be Thursday evening, May 1, from 5 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Malone Funeral Home by Gary Sparks and David Wilcox. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101.
Kenneth Ray Wilson, 72, of Olive Hill, passed away Tuesday evening, April 29, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. He was born Sept. 13, 1941, in Carter County, a son of the late Woodrow and Hazel Crank Wilson. Kenneth was of the Christian faith and retired from the Carter County Board of Education after teaching at Hitchins Elementary School for many years. He enjoyed working in his garden and flowers and spending time in the woods. In addition to his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by one brother, Harlan Wilson. Kenneth is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dewey and Jean Wilson of Olive Hill and Larry and Wendy Wilson of Gregoryville; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary Alice and Wayne Clark of Gregoryville; and four nephews, Nick Wilson, Mike Wilson, Link Wilson and Kyle Wilson. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Lewis Davis and Brother George Boggs officiating. Burial will follow in the Wilson Cemetery at Gregoryville. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014, and until the service hour Friday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164. Mike Wilson, Nick Wilson, Kyle Wilson, Phillip Plummer, Wayne Clark and Tim Wilson will serve as pallbearers.
Muriel Dean Triplett Farrissey, 81, of Sanford, N.C., passed away peacefully Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the UNC Women’s Hospital surrounded by family. Muriel was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Carrie Houck Triplett; brothers, Dennis (Nancy), Charles Jr. (Mary Alice), W. W. “Bill” and Elijah (Peggy) Triplett; and sisters, Eloise (Thornton) Crawford, Burnetta (Nick) Tolar and Helen Calhoun. She will be remembered for her elegance, grace and kindness to others. Muriel was a bank teller, a school administrator and was crowned Mrs. Warren (Ohio) in 1960. Muriel is survived by her husband, Dr. William J. Farrissey; sons, Timothy Rucker and wife Connie of Columbus, Ohio, and David Rucker and wife Tonya of Raleigh, N.C.; sister, Betty (Billy G.) Wellman; sister in-law, Helen (W. W.) Triplett; brother in-law, Bill (Helen) Calhoun; and grandchildren, Lisa, Jonathan, Christine, Laura, Benjamin and Christopher Rucker. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 28, 2014, at the Carolina Trace Country Club, 2100 Country Club Drive in Sanford, NC, 27332. Reception to follow the memorial service.
Bernard Landon McGlone, 79, of Olive Hill, passed away Monday morning, April 28, 2014, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. He was born March 12, 1935, in Carter County, a son of the late William "Widge" and Ethel Spencer McGlone. Bernard was a member of Kibbey Chapel Christian Holiness Church and retired from farming and sawmill work. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working at the sawmill and especially spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, Bernard was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Arizona Back McGlone Stamper; his second wife, Emma Geneva Sparks Erwin McGlone; three infant children, David McGlone, Michael McGlone and Spencer McGlone; one great-grandchild, Alexis McGlone; and one sister, Bernice "Susie" Hamilton. Bernard is survived by nine sons and six daughters-in-law, Junior and Beth McGlone, Ray and Beveralee McGlone, Donald and Linda McGlone, Ronnie and Teresa McGlone, Keith and Missy McGlone, Landon and Geanina McGlone, Kenny Erwin, Tommy Erwin and Michael Erwin, all of Olive Hill; two daughters, Norah McGlone and her husband John and Emily Erwin and her companion Josh Lyke, all of Olive Hill; 32 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one brother, Lewis McGlone of Olive Hill; two sisters, Janice McGlone and Clara Beth Claxton, both of Greenup; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill with his son Donald McGlone and Brother William Logan Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Emma’s Paradise Cemetery on Jordan Fork in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, and until the service hour Thursday at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home, 145 Gearhart Street, Olive Hill, KY 41164. Kenneth Erwin, Nathan Puckett, Kevin McGlone, Russell Brown, K. P. Erwin, Caleb Whitt, Austin McGlone, Ruffus Middleton, Jamie McGlone and David Willoughby will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Erwin, Richard McGlone, Brady Martin, Levi McGlone, John McGlone, Bear McGlone, Scott McGlone, Mike Erwin, Dustin Martin, Jake McGlone, Justin McGlone, Josh Lyke, Brandon McGlone, Joe McGlone and Howard Puckett.
Donna Austin, 63, of Plainfield, Ind., formerly of Dummitt Ridge in Carter County, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at IU Health West in Avon, Ind. She was born Oct. 14, 1950, in Columbus, Ohio. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014, at the Dummitt Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Sparks Funeral in Grayson.
Wayne Bailey, 80, of Olive Hill, passed away Friday morning, April 25, 2014, at his residence. He was born Aug. 16, 1933, in Carter County, a son of the late Willard and Ada Barker Bailey. Wayne was of the Baptist faith and retired from the brickyard industry. He enjoyed hunting, doing mechanical work on cars and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Ruby Mosier Bailey, and two brothers, Marvin Bailey and Larry Bailey. Wayne is survived by his wife of 50 years, Donna Sue Griffey Bailey; one son, Myron Bailey of Olive Hill; one daughter and son-in-law, Wanda Bernice and John Porter of Ashland; two grandchildren, Alexander Porter and Emily Nicole Porter, both of Ashland; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Estill and Janice Bailey of Olive Hill, Sam and Kathy Bailey of Olive Hill and Don Albert and Sara Bailey of Paintsville; seven sisters and four brothers-in-law, Jerlene Bledsoe of Olive Hill, Jewell Garvin of Olive Hill, Carolyn Bailey of Olive Hill, Gail and Arnold Adkins of Bardstown, Janice and Edward Stevens of Olive Hill, Della Mae and Garland Knipp of Olive Hill and Joyce Ann and Mark Matthews of Grayson; one sister-in-law, Wilma Bailey of Olive Hill; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother J. C. Bond officiating. Burial will follow in the Vanhoose Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014, and until the service hour Monday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164. Wayne’s family will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101.
Madgel “Ruth” Stone, 87, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Nottingham Village where she had been a guest. Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Malone Funeral Home, 325 Malone Lane, Grayson, where the funeral service will begin at noon. Burial will follow in the East Carter County Memory Gardens in Grayson.
John Harlan Barnhill Sr., 87, of Grayson, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. He was born Oct. 28, 1926, in Grayson, a son of the late Dell and Lillie Conley Barnhill. John was a retired boilermaker with Local No. 667 of Charleston, W.Va., a WWII Army and Korean Conflict veteran and a member of the Willard Church of Christ. He was a farmer and enjoyed watching his purple martins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Gladys Barnhill, and a sister, Elva Evans. John is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Martha (Adams) Barnhill of Grayson; three sons, Keith D. Barnhill of Lexington, Jeffrey D. (Debbie) Barnhill of Grayson and John H. (Brenda) Barnhill Jr. of Grayson; two sisters, Frances Whitlock of Catlettsburg and Paula Midkiff of Rush; sister-in-law, Martha Jane Haney Barnhill of Grayson; five grandchildren, Aaron (Carrie) Barnhill, Marcie (Paul) Morgan, Duane Barnhill, Mavrick Barnhill and Colt Barnhill; the light of his life, his great-grandchildren, Ryder Barnhill, Mallory Morgan and Trevor Morgan; and a host of nephews, nieces, family and friends, Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Mike Harper and Dave Braun officiating. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 24, and after 9 a.m. Friday until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101.
Aayden Ray Wade, 1, of Grayson, went to be with his Lord Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Aayden is the son of David Ray Jr. and Barbara Nicole Stevens Wade. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Debbie (Jim) Brown; maternal grandfather, Chris (Susan) Stevens; paternal grandparents, David Sr. and Janet Wade; two uncles, Jason (Brenda) Wade and Nathan Wade; two aunts, Christy (Chris) Williams and Rachel Wade; and several cousins and extended family. Funeral Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Malone Funeral Home with Jim Webster officiating. Burial will follow in the Rogers-Messer Cemetery.
Rachel Idella Beachy Miller 1955-2014 The Morehead News 04/22/2014 Rachel Miller, 59, of Grayson, died peacefully in her home after a short illness, April 21, 2014. She was born Feb. 4, 1955, in Kalona, Iowa. She was a daughter of the late Jonas and Magdalena (Hershberger) Beachy. On Sept. 11, 1976, she was united in marriage to Menno N. Miller, and they enjoyed 37 years and seven months together. Rachel accepted Christ as her Savior in her youth and was a member of the Grayson Mennonite Church at the time of her death. She is survived by her husband, Menno N. Miller; 11 children, Elsie Joy (Ethan) Horst of Grayson, Margaret Marie (Joseph) Martin of Dominican Republic, Conrad Lynn (Ruth) Miller of Kenton, Ohio, Marcus James (Esther) Miller of Grayson, Heidi Fern (Verlyn) Nolt of Grayson, Galen Seth (Mary Jane) Miller of Grayson, Micah Hans (Daisy) Miller of Chambersburg, Penn., Kelvin Lyle (Janelle) Miller of Thorp, Wis., Wesley Lavelle Miller (fiancé, Leah Gooch), Phyllis Annette Miller and Kristen Jon Miller at home; 34 grandchildren; four sisters, Rhoda Miller, Esther Miller, Marilyn Miller and Gloria Steiner; and six brothers, David, Nelson, John, Morris, Norman and Myron. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the First Church of Christ in Grayson, 287 Pomeroy Street, Grayson, KY 41143. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church. Her sons will serve as pallbearers, Conrad, Marcus, Galen, Micah, Kelvin, Wesley and Kristen. Burial will follow in the Grayson Mennonite Church Cemetery, Grayson. The family would like to express our sincere appreciation for all the kindness, food, telephone calls, cards, letters, prayers and words of sympathy during this time of sickness and sorrow. May the Lord richly bless each one. Arrangements are by the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson.
Dottie L. Gilliam Collier, 71, of Olive Hill, went home to be with her heavenly Father Monday afternoon, April 21, 2014, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. She was born Sept. 20, 1942, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Clayton and Violet Owens Gilliam. She was raised by a special aunt and uncle, the late Cecil Wylie and Carrie Owens Griffey. Dottie was of the Christian faith and retired from Marathon Oil Petroleum. Her years as a cook on the Valvoline, Paul Blazer and Ashland barges with Marathon were special to her. She loved her crew and thought of them as her boys she never had. Dottie was a strong, independent woman who always put others first. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother and loved her family and living life to the fullest. Dottie enjoyed cooking, canning, fishing, dancing, music, watching television, shopping with her girls and spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Arthur and Ada B. Qualls Gilliam; maternal grandparents, Charles and Daisy Kiser Owens; one granddaughter, Haley MarieWilson; one brother, Delbert Larry Gilliam; and two sisters, Sharon Watts and Shirley Howard. Dottie is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Landon Roark of Olive Hill, Rhonda Collier White and companion Terry Johnson of Quincy and Paula and Tony Wilson of Olive Hill; seven grandchildren, Aaron (Brittney) White, Jennifer Campbell, Stephanie (Zach) Glancy, Kassie (Adam) Branham, Chelsea Collier, Monica Collier and Courtney Reynolds; seven great-grandchildren, Zaden and Zandra Messer, Zane and Sullivan Glancy, Alexis and Kaydance Branham and Cailee Chyle Curtis; two brothers, Carl Gilliam of Mansfield, Ohio, and Fredrick Harold Gilliam of Cincinnati, Ohio; and five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Ruthie and Stanley Dickerson of Grayson, Betty and Richard Boggs of Grayson, Joyce Maggard of Olive Hill, Faye Williams of Mansfield, Ohio, and Brenda Griffey Jensen of Morehead. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Gary Sparks officiating. Burial will follow in the Olive Hill Memorial Park. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, and until the service hour Thursday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164.
Doris Gearhart Schaeffer The Morehead News Journal-Times 04/22/2014 Doris Schaeffer, 90, of Mooresville, N.C., formerly of Grayson, died Tuesday, April 15, at the Olde Knox Commons Nursing Home in Huntersville, N.C. She was born Sept. 20, 1923, in Logan, W.Va., a daughter of the late D.F. and Glenna Flannery Gearhart. She was a teacher and a nurse. She attended nursing school at Morehead State University. She was a member of the Bagby Memorial United Methodist Church in Grayson. She was a Kentucky Colonel. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Sharon; two sisters, Jewell Horton and Ruby Johnson; and one brother, Dr. Lowell Gearhart formerly of Grayson. She is survived by a daughter, Hope (Tom) Perry of Mooresville, N.C.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, April 18, the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by David Warner, minister. Burial followed in the Grayson Memorial Park.
Kristal Leigh Coburn Tygart The Morehead News Journal-Times Mon Apr 21, 2014 Kristal Tygart, 46, of Stanford, passed away April 18, 2014, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. She was born August 23, 1967, in Ashland. She is survived by her husband, Daniel J.W. Tygart of Stanford. Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Sparks Funeral Home by Mike Phelps, minister. Burial will follow in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 yo 9 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at Sparks Funeral Home.
Arthur Marcum, 76, of Olive Hill, went to be with his Lord on April 11, 2014, at his residence following a long illness. He was born May 4, 1937, in Wayne County, W.Va., a son of the late Aaron and Ruth Bowen Marcum. He owned and operated Marcum Radio in Grayson many years and was known by the nickname “Short Circuit.” He attended college with a degree in electronics with several certifications in that field, held an Amateur Radio extra class license with call letters NK4M and also had a patent in design electronics in Washington, D.C. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Marcum in 1964, and sister, Verna “John” Jarrell. His survivors include his wife of 54 years, Amy Roark Marcum; one daughter, Pamela (Habe Sr.) Bradford of Olive Hill; one grandson, Haeberle “Clint” (Jennifer) Bradford of Olive Hill; two sisters, Shella Faye “Chester” Abshire of New Albany, Ohio, and Irene “Wendell” Duty of Naugatuck, W.Va.; one brother, Lester “Betty” Marcum of Columbus, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
James David “J.D.” Riggs, 73, of Grayson, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. He was born March 29, 1941, in Carter County, a son of the late Chester and Mary Sammons Riggs. J.D. retired from the Commercial Bank of Grayson after 32 years. He was moderator at the Clifty United Baptist Church, Mt. Chapel United Baptist Church and Sand Gap United Baptist Church and moderator of the Iron Hill Association. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Warren Riggs, Lloyd Riggs, Eugene Sammons and Stirl Sammons, and three sisters, Geneva Walker, Mary Stevens and Lena Riggs. His survivors include his wife, Joann Gilbert Riggs of Grayson; one daughter, Sherrie Layne of Grayson; two sons, David Aaron (Amy) Riggs of Olive Hill and James Michael (Megan) Riggs of Olive Hill; one sister, Bertella Walker of Greenup; eight granddaughters, Cassie, Katie, Haley, Alyssa, Emma, Laura, Anna and Julie; and one grandson, Owen. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Clifty United Baptist Church with Rob Baier, A.J. Williamson and Lewis Baier officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening, April 16, at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the Clifty United Baptist Church with brethren and sisters singing at noon. Pallbearers will be Michael Riggs, Aaron Riggs, Jeremy Justice, Ben Stafford, Bo Mayo, Alvin Wilcox, Camron Parker and Troy Stafford.
Lucille M. Demory, 84, of Winchester, passed away on April 14, 2014, at Baptist Health Hospital. Lucille was born in Rockport, Texas, on April 25, 1929, to the late John and Adah Young. She grew up in Texas and moved to Winchester in 2008 by way of Indiana and Grayson. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, cooking, reading, bingo and putting puzzles together. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ross E. Demory; sister, Eloise Harrist; two brothers, Lee Roy Young and Eugene Young; and a granddaughter, Christine Wolf. She is survived by her four daughters, Ada (Wayne) Gamelin of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Annette Demory of Mansfield, Texas, Jeanette (Grayson) Hodges of Quitman, Texas, and Sherry (Jim) Woodrum of Winchester; four nieces and two nephews; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at Rose Mary C. Brooks Place by Pastor Kenny Speaks. In lieu of flowers, Lucille requested memorial contributions be made to the Bagby Memorial UMC Youth Group, 201 N. Hord Street, Grayson, KY 41143; Markey Cancer Foundation, 800 Rose Street, No. 160, Lexington, KY 40536; and/or Rose Mary C. Brooks Place, 200 Rosemary Drive, Winchester, KY 40391.
Ruth Arlene Hickman, 66, of Olive Hill, passed away Saturday morning, April 12, 2014, at her home after an illness of several months. She was born on July 11, 1947, in Morehead. She was preceded in death by her husband, Addison Dulin, who passed away on Feb. 20, 1978. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in the chapel of the Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home with the Rev. Willie Sturgill officiating. Burial will follow in the Crix Cemetery Visitation at Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home is after noon Tuesday.
Oneda Jewell Dixon Boggs, 83, of Louisa, formerly of Dry Fork, died on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the Carter Nursing and Rehab Center in Grayson. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the Malone Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Boggs Family Cemetery in Dry Fork. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of service at the funeral home.
Ronnie Lee Glancy, 67, of Grayson, passed away, Monday, April 7, 2014, at his residence. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the Malone Funeral Home with Danny Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of the service.
Larry Allen Stone, 66, of Olive Hill, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 6, 2014, at his residence. He was born Dec. 16, 1947, in Elliott County, a son of the late Ray Stone and Crystal Carroll. Larry was of the Christian faith and was self-employed. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, being around children and was an avid pool player. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Larry Michael Stone; his grandmother, Etta Stone; and his first wife, Janet Stamper Stone. Larry is survived by his companion, Irma "Angel" Stone; one son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Debbie Stone of Brunswick, Ohio; one granddaughter, Gabrielle Stone; six brothers and two sisters-in-law, Robin Carroll and companion Teresa Burge of Olive Hill, James Stone of Olive Hill, Tom and Betty Stone of Lebanon, Ohio, Leroy and Judy Stone of Olive Hill, Ted Stone of Saint Albans, W.Va., and Bill Stone and companion Charlotte Holbrook of Olive Hill; five sisters and four brothers-in-law, Zady Clevenger of Olive Hill, his twin sister Mary and Mike Fry of Napoleon, Ohio, Joy and Roger Patrick of Brunswick, Ohio, Georgine and Randy Brown of Lexington and Nancy and James Maggard of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Gayle Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Stone Cemetery in Elliott County. Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164.
Watt Edward Johnson, 69, of Grayson, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. He was born Oct. 24, 1944, at Johns Run, a son of the late John E. and Beulah Mae Suttles Johnson. Watt was a retired bus driver and custodian with the Carter County School System, former employee of General Refractories in Hitchins and attended the Fellowship Christian Baptist Church. He was a member of the Hitchins Crime Watch and enjoyed tinkering with small engines in his spare time. In addition to his parents, Watt was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Johnson and Charlie Johnson; two grandsons, Eddie Jo Johnson and Matthew David Phillips; granddaughter, Piper Johnson; and a son in law, Harold Blake Henry. His survivors include his caretaker, Georgia Yarger Johnson of Grayson; three sons, Randy Lee Johnson of Hitchins, John Franklin (Tina) Johnson of Hitchins and Phillip Edward (Jessica) Johnson of Vanceburg; four daughters, Tammy Jo Henry of Hitchins, Brenda (Darrell) Daniels of Rush, Jackie (Randy) Phillips of Olive Hill and Juanita (Justin) Thornsbury of Grayson; one stepson, Chad Hall of Hitchins; two sisters, Alberta McKinney of Hitchins and Lorene Kiser of Grayson; 14 grandchildren, Shane, Ricky, Dusty, Brandon, Bryan and Alyssa Johnson, Jayda Daniels, Aaron and Janice Henry, Megan Blevins, Braxton Gussler, Ashley, Kayla and Cheyanne Phillips; and five great-grandchildren, Isaiah Johnson, Bradley Ratcliff, Kendra and Ethan Douglas and Brooklyn Vance. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Malone Funeral Home with Bryan Whitt and Morris Shearer officiating. Burial will be in the Edison Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening, April 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday after 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Ricky L. Gilliam, 54, of Rush, formerly of Kirbyville , Texas, passed over early Sunday morning, April 6, 2014, at his residence in Rush. He was born Aug. 8, 1959, in Flemingsburg, a son of Julia Ball Millis of Palatka, Fla., and the late Jhonie Gilliam. He was a welder, an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan and of the Baptist faith. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sharon Riffe-Gilliam; two sons, Brian Gilliam of Houston, Texas, and Brent (Amy) Gilliam of Taylors, S.C.; five grandchildren, Jake, Katie, Alisa, Kara, and Sydney; and also his beloved dog, “Ringo.” A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by Paul Schmidt, minister. Visitation will be at noon Saturday until time of service at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson.
Elizabeth Ann Stone, 79, of Mansfield, Ohio, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at MedCentral Mansfield. Born July 10, 1934, in Olive Hill, she was the daughter of James and Isabella (Bond) Stamper and stepmother, Mildred Stamper Barker. A homemaker, she was a faithful member of Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church, where she was involved in many activities. She enjoyed working in her garden, tending to her flowers, quilting and her beloved dog, Christie. Her greatest joy was that of being a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by her children, Debra (John) Hecht of Mansfield, Hertis (Linda) Stone Jr. of Ontario, Randy (Kellie) Stone of Ontario, Pamela (Brian) Stafford of Mansfield, Karen (Larry) Douhard of Mansfield and James (Shelley) Stone of Mansfield; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; a sister, Faye (Tom) Shoemaker of Granite City, Ill.; a brother, Jim (Jo Ann) Stamper of Granite City, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hertis H. Stone Sr., a former pastor of Wyandotte Free Will Baptist Church; her parents; and a grandson, Ryan K. Stone. Funeral services were Monday, March 31, 2014, at Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church in Mansfield, Ohio. Burial was in Mansfield Cemetery.
John Wylie "Bud" Rodgers, 58, of Olive Hill, passed away Thursday morning, April 3, 2014, at UK Medical Center in Lexington. He was born Sept.8, 1955, in Carter County, a son of the late John and Marie Watson Rodgers. Bud was a retired construction worker and enjoyed riding horses, doing automotive and paint work, listening to bluegrass music and spending time with his family, neighbors and friends. Bud is survived by his wife of 19 years, Connie Buckler Rodgers; one son, John "Buddy" Rodgers and his girlfriend Paige Tackett of Olive Hill; five brothers and a sister-in-law, Richard and Sandra Rodgers of Catlettsburg, J. D. Rodgers of Cedartown, Ga., George Paul Rodgers of Wallingford, Russell "Pud" Rodgers of Olive Hill and Johnny Watson of Niles, Ohio; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Rebecca Jane and Gene Dean of Unicoi, Tenn., and Marge Stinson of Newkirk, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. A Celebration of Life service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Robbie Perry and his son, John "Buddy" Rodgers, officiating. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014, and until the service hour Monday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164.
Scharlene Wells, 52, of Grayson, died Friday, April 4, at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. She was born Nov. 4, 1961, in West Liberty. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson. Burial will follow in the Maggard Family Cemetery on Mayhew Flats. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sparks Funeral Home.
Myra Mae Tackett Nolan of Olive Hill passed away at the home of her daughter, Tamara Church, on the evening of April 4, 2014, at the age of 72. Myra is predeceased by her husband, Jim "Tater" Nolan; mother, Kathleen DeHart Tackett; father, Arthur "Jolly" Tackett; sister, Jenny Jo Patton; brother-in-law, Roger Patton; and brothers, Henry, Jim and Mike Tackett. Myra is survived by her daughter, Tamara Church; son-in-law, Marty Church; and granddaughter, Tia Brooke Collins and her husband Nick Collins, all of Olive Hill. Myra is lovingly remembered by her sister and brother-in-law, Mary Frances and Fred Lewis of Columbus, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Verna (Mike), Donna (Jim), Ramona (Henry) and Karen Nolan Rose and her husband Byron of Ohio; a host of beloved nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; special cousins; and friends. Myra was born in Olive Hill on Aug. 31, 1941. She was a member of the Olive Hill United Methodist Church. Myra attended Erie Methodist School and graduated from Olive Hill High School and the Ashland Business College. She served as the secretary for Olive Hill Northeast Head Start Program for 32 years. Her greatest enjoyment was being with family and music. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Olive Hill United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Olive Hill Memorial Park with family friend Pastor Richard Allen Short and Brother Bob Burton officiating. Honorary pallbearers include Marty Church, Nick Collins, Roger Michael Patton, Tony Tackett, Stanton Tackett, Chris Tackett, Sonny Lewis, Jack Lowe, Wendell Bush and Shane Epperson. Arrangements are under the Direction of the Duvall & Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 149 Whitt Street, Olive Hill, KY 41164.
Eileen Rebecca (Scott) Treap peacefully left this earth to be with her Lord on Thursday, April 3, at the Majora Lane Center in Millersburg, Ohio, surrounded by many loved ones. She was born in Stow, Ohio, on July 4, 1922, to Chester and Amy (Young) Scott. Eileen was a graduate of Stow High School and met George Treap at the First Christian Church of Stow, Ohio, where they were later married. Together they raised eight children on a farm in Glenmont, Ohio. Eileen served the Lord faithfully at the Danville Church of Christ and was employed for many years as head dietician of Round Lake Christian Assembly. She and George loved RV camping and traveling to visit family around the country. After retirement, they built a home in Grayson and became active in the Oak Grove Church of Christ. Eileen was a master seamstress, gardener and an award-winning cook. She was an expert at identifying flowers, leaves and birds. She enjoyed reading, music, painting, knitting, croqueting, quilting, flower arranging, canning fruit and playing cards. Eileen was most notably known for her amazing gift of hospitality that was enjoyed by hundreds of grateful friends and family through the years. She loved the Lord deeply and served others, young and old, with a humble spirit. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; son, Mitchell; brothers, Robert, Richard, Jack, Walter and Tommy; sisters, Mary, Shirley and Linda; and a great-grandson, Mitchell. She is survived by her children, Sharon (Jim) Exler of Nampa, Idaho, Richard (Linda) Treap of Millersburg, Ohio, Daniel Treap of Millersburg, Ohio, Pamela (Francis) Nash of Grayson, Patrick (Patricia) Treap of Ashville, N.C., Steven (Debbie) Treap of Pikeville and Marie (Thomas) White of Millersburg, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind three brothers, Eugene, William and George Scott; one sister, Vada Snowberger; and countless nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed by all. Contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the missions of David and Courtney White with CRU or Workers for Mexico Mission, P.O. Box 400, Grayson, KY 41143.
George Tyler Mullins, 25, of Grayson, was murdered in Asheville, N.C., on Dec. 18, 2013, a son of Warnie Mullins of Grayson and the late Melissa Carol Clemons Mullins. He was born on July 20, 1988, in Ashland. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, George Mullins, and maternal grandmother, Lois Clemons. Tyler is survived by his son, Raylan Tyler Mullins, and his girlfriend, Nicole Johnson, both of Elliott County; his paternal grandmother, Shirley Mullins of Grayson; maternal grandfather, Elliott Eugene Clemons of Fairlea, W.Va.; brother, Nathan Elliott Mullins of St. Petersburg, Fla.; half- brother, Anthony Craig Clemons of Decatur, Ala.; half-sister, Crystal Perryman of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and step-sister, Mica Counts of Olive Hill. A memorial service will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Sparks Funeral Home.
Charles B. Callihan, 94, of Olive Hill, passed away Saturday evening, March 29, 2014, at his residence. He was born Dec. 16, 1919, in Carter County, a son of the late John and Ora Brammer Callihan. Charles attended Henderson Branch Christian Holiness Church and retired from Harbison Walker Brickyard. He was a self-employed carpenter and enjoyed going to church and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Gladys Henderson Callihan; one son, Albert Callihan; three daughters, Lena Mae Callihan, Linda Lou Hicks and Dorothy Waugh; three sons-in-law, Cleo Hicks, Glendal Hardeman and Virgil "Buck" Waugh; two grandchildren, Albert Callihan II and Kelly Waugh Moore; eight brothers, Curry Callihan, Delbert Callihan, Dickie Callihan, Gomer Callihan, Bethel Callihan, Tommy Callihan, Homer Callihan and Otha Callihan; and five sisters, Anna Belle Foxwell, Nannie Lawson, Marceline Callihan, Helen Dockins and Geraldine Callihan. Charles is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Gail "Buddy" Callihan and Roy and Jennifer Callihan, all of Olive Hill; one daughter-in-law, Charlene Callihan of Olive Hill; six grandchildren, Kim, Jeanetta, Glenda, Karen, Eddie and Gail; 17 great-grandchildren, Amanda, Ashley, David, Daniel, Jameelah, Justin, Paige, Stevie, Tonya, Brandon, Albert, Katelynn, Jacob, Lytisha, Jaymie, Corrissa and Austin; nine great-great-grandchildren, Jayde, Madeline, Vincent, Hayden, Lucas, Madilyn, Mason, Kaden and Dixie, and three more on the way; two brothers and a sister-in-law, James Callihan of Olive Hill and Archie and Louise Callihan of Olive Hill; one sister, Lillian Peno Knipp of Dayton, Ohio; and one sister-in-law, Ruth Taylor of Charleston, W.Va. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Dave Logston and Brother Clyde Holbrook officiating. Burial will follow in the Watson Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, and until the service hour Thursday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164. Roy Callihan, Gail "Buddy" Callihan, Gail Lee Callihan, Robert Steven Tackett, Charles Eddie Callihan and Justin Tackett will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be all grandsons and brickyard friends.
Thirl Nichols, 80, of Tick Ridge Fork, Olive Hill, passed away Friday evening, March 28, 2014, at his residence. He was born Dec. 21, 1933, in Carter County, a son of the late Walter and Josie Mabry Nichols. Thirl was a member of the Haldeman Church of God and retired from General Refractories. He was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed working in his garden and being outdoors. Thirl loved coon hunting, breaking horses and mules and providing entertainment for his family and friends singing religious and bluegrass songs and yodeling. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Harlis Nichols; five sisters, Firl Holbrook, Virgie Nichols, Sally Gearhart, Detta Davis and Marie Sparks; and a son-in-law, Jackie James. Thirl is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Doris Goodman Nichols; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Randell and Garnet Nichols of Olive Hill, Darryl Nichols of Ashland, Stanley and Carla Nichols of Olive Hill and Stacy Nichols of Grayson; three daughters and a son-in-law, Sue James of Olive Hill, Marlene and Terry Reynolds of Olive Hill and Tawana Nichols of Grayson; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three sisters and a brother-in-law, Molly and Glen Brown of Hoxie, Kan., Opal Williams of Olive Hill and Madge Holbrook of Olive Hill. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Dewayne Johnson and Brother Don Rivers officiating. Burial will follow in the Tick Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2014, and until the service hour Tuesday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164. Thirl’s sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Eric DeBord and Alex Kiser.
Dazel Carroll Rodgers, 66, of Olive Hill, passed away Saturday afternoon, March 29, 2014, at UK Medical Center in Lexington. She was born March 31, 1947, in Elliott County, a daughter of the late Charlie and Lizzie Thornsberry Carroll. Dazel was a seamstress at Cowden Manufacturing and a lifelong homemaker. She enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time with her family and friends, especially her two grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Cheryl Lynn Rodgers; three brothers, Norwood "Woodie" Carroll, Zion Carroll and Tommy Carroll; and one sister, Nettie Colley Bear. Dazel is survived by her husband of 47 years, Franklin "Frank" Rodgers; one son and daughter-in-law, Dwight and Diane Rodgers of Olive Hill; two grandchildren, Adawnya Rodgers and Coty Rodgers, both of Olive Hill; one brother, Lonnie Carroll of Grayson; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Nona and David Hurley of Olive Hill and Virgie and Roy Crocket of Columbus, Ohio. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Lonzo Horsley officiating. Burial will follow in the Olive Hill Memorial Park in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, and until the service hour Thursday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164. Coty Rodgers, Phillip Rodgers, Jack Crocket, Glen Hedge, Jerry Moore and Jeff P’Simer will serve as pallbearers.
Harry L. Thomas, 70, of Grayson, passed away March 30, 2014, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. He was born Aug.19, 1943, in Harlan, to the late Johnny and Ruby (Blair) Thomas. He was self-employed in construction as a drywall worker. He was a member of Eastside Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kaitlin. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Kiser) Thomas; one daughter, Andrea (Chad) Cooper of Vanceburg; five sons, John (Debbie) Thomas of Bowling Green, Howard Lee (Wendy) Thomas of Louisville, Mark (Sherry) Thomas of Edmondton and Chris Pennington and Tony Pennington, both of Grayson; five sisters, Betty Lindholm of Wheatfield, Ind., Margaret Brodrick of Warsaw, Ind., Martha (Norman) Bridegroom of Knox, Ind., Mary McCarty of Rossville, Ind., and Ross Radits of Rockledge, Fla.; four brothers, Glen Thomas of Gary, Ind., Ted (Judy) Thomas of Roselawn, Ind., Richard Parker of Maryville, Ind., and Roy L. Parker of Frankfort; and 11 grandchildren, Brandie, Jake, Allie, Noah, Chloe’, Brooklin, Sonia, Sarah, Shanda, Cassy and Ally. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Eastside Church of Christ with Bill Bush, minister. Friends may call at the church one hour prior service. Burial will follow in East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Sparks Funeral Home.
Brandon Michael Burnett, 30, passed away Sunday, March 30, in Lawrence County. Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 4, at the Malone Funeral Home with Josh Nunley officiating. Burial will follow in the Cribbs Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Elizabeth Ann Stone, 79, of Mansfield, died Thursday, March 27, 2014 at MedCentral Mansfield. Born July 10, 1934 in Olive Hill, Kentucky, she was the daughter of James and Isabella (Bond) Stamper. A homemaker, she was a faithful member of Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church where she was involved in many activities. She enjoyed working in her garden, tending to her flowers, quilting and her beloved dog, Christie, but her greatest joy was that of a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her children, Debra (John) Hecht of Mansfield, Hertis (Linda) Stone, Jr. of Ontario, Randy (Kellie) Stone of Ontario, Pamela (Brian) Stafford of Mansfield, Karen (Larry) Drouhard of Mansfield and James (Shelley) Stone of Mansfield; 15 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; a sister, Faye (Tom) Shoemaker of Granite City, Illinois; a brother, Jim (Jo Ann) Stamper of Granite City, Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hertis H. Stone, Sr., former pastor of Wyandotte Free Will Baptist Church; her parents; and a grandson, Ryan K. Stone. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road, Ontario. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 31, 2014 at Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church, 1602 Walker Lake Road, Mansfield conducted by Rev. John Johnson. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church, 1602 Walker Lake Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44906.
Ronald D. Eden, 66, of Mansfield died March 30, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic following a long illness. Born June 3, 1947 in Olive Hill, KY, he was the son of Deloyce and Ruby (Parish) Eden. Ron moved to Lucas as a child and graduated from Lucas High School in 1965. He retired from AK Steel and also from the Adjutant Generals Office for the State of Ohio. Ron was a proud Vietnam Marine Corp veteran. He is a current member of AmVets and Owls. In his free time, he enjoyed classic cars and attending car shows. He also enjoyed drag racing and NASCAR and traveling to Hilton Head, SC with his family. His greatest love, however, was spending time with his family. He was a great husband, father, grandfather, and man. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Sue (Toms) Eden of Mansfield; daughter, Tiffany Eden of Mansfield; son, Matt (Jenny) Eden of Jackson; granddaughter, Madelyn and another on the way; brother, Bronis Eden of Mansfield; brothers in-law, Ed (Mary) Toms of Lucas and David Toms of Tacoma, WA; uncles, Darrell Parish of Mansfield and Norval Eden of Morehead, KY; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. Funeral services, conducted by Pastor Phil Green, will be held Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Union Cemetery in Perrysville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Richland County Humane Society, 3025 Park Ave. W.,Ontario, OH, 44906.
Brian Wayne Nolen, 38, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Thursday evening, March 27, 2014, in Grayson, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born Aug. 26, 1975, in Owensboro, and grew up in Oregon, Ohio, a son of Ed and Julie Ann Stone Nolen Sr. of Oregon, Ohio. Brian graduated from Clay High School in Oregon, Ohio, Hocking College, and ITT Tech and was a distributor for Red Cross in Huntington, W.Va. He enjoyed going to the gym, walking, reading, taking care of his dogs and spending time with his family and friends, especially his daughters. In addition to his parents, Brian is survived by his wife, Ann Marie Terry Nolen; two daughters, Kasey Morgan and Kaylee Reese; one brother and sister-in-law, Eddie and Phyllis Nolen of Emerson; one sister and brother-in-law, Michelle and David Ibarra of Elmore, Ohio; two nephews, Josh Nolen Sr. and Elijah Ibarra; and one niece, Aliya Ibarra. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly mourn his passing. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Alexander Joe Terry officiating. Burial will follow in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164. April 2, 2014 — Kentucky State Police said Brian Nolen, 38, of Huntington was killed in a fiery crash last Thursday in Carter County. The Grayson Fire Department extinguished the fully-engulfed Volkswagon but Nolen did not survive. KSP Trooper First Class Michael Murriell told the Journal-Times that Nolen traveled off I-64 and struck three trees, went through the rest area parking lot and hit a brick wall. No seatbelt was in use. Drugs and alcohol were not believed to be factors.
Maxine Bond Reynolds, 88, of Olive Hill, passed away Thursday morning, March 27, 2014, at her residence. She was born Aug. 17, 1925, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Harrison and Mona DeHart Bond. Maxine was a 50 year member of Globe Christian Church and attended Garvin Ridge Wesleyan Church. She was a retired beautician and enjoyed her flowers, knitting, crocheting and attending church. In addition to her parents, Maxine was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Joe Reynolds; seven brothers, Edgar Bond, Virgil Binion, Rudolph Bond, Leroy Bond, Alton Bond, Junior Bond and Jerry Bond; and six sisters, Kathryn Adams, Ethel Parker, Dessie Dehart, Isabell Stamper, Tressie Carroll and Marian Lemaster. Maxine is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Bobby Joe and Delores Bond of Belleville, Ohio; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lois and Herbert Prichard of Florida and Sonja and Hobert Dean of Olive Hill; special friends, Tim and Penny Jessie of Olive Hill; and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves many other family members, church family and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Clyde Holbrook, Brother Allen Underwood and Brother J. C. Bond officiating. Burial will follow in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, and until the service hour Sunday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164. Maxine’s nephews will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Garvin Ridge Wesleyan Church in Olive Hill.
Gary Dean Shiplett, 36, of Grayson, passed away on March 22, 2014. He was born Sept. 4, 1977, in Wiesbaden, Germany. He is survived by his mother, Jean Waggoner Shiplett-Adams of Grayson. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at Sparks Funeral Home with Mark Griffin and Bob Waggoner, ministers. Friends may call after 12:30 p.m. until time of service Tuesday, March 25, at Sparks Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Jean Shiplett-Adams, 1296 Damron Branch, Grayson, KY 41143.
William Richard “Rick” Stephens, 53, of Olive Hill, passed away Saturday afternoon, March 22, 2014, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. He was born Jan. 25, 1961, in Ashland, a son of the late William “Pete” and Toni Stephens. Rick grew up in Napoleon, Ohio, and graduated from Napoleon High School in 1979. After high school, he obtained an Associate’s Degree in Business from Davis Community College in Toledo, Ohio. He also attended Morehead State University from 1983 to 1985, where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Rick worked at Sally’s Flowers in Olive Hill and previously managed the Grayson and Morehead Pizza Hut restaurants for 15 years. He was of the Christian faith and devoted his life to his family and the betterment of others. He was a true friend to all animals and enjoyed music, going to the movies and spending time with his three dogs. Rick is survived by one sister, Christy Brown and husband Gary of Olive Hill; one nephew, Gary “Cole” Brown of Olive Hill; one niece, Rona and Alphonzo Brown and their children, Zoe, Zya, Zion and Zayden, all of Lexington; and one aunt, Kimberly Patton and her husband Willie and their children, Jessi, Mark and Hollie Pritchard. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. A Celebration of Life service will be at1 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the Duvall & Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 149 Whitt Street in Olive Hill. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to S.T.A.R., P.O. Box 454, Morehead, KY 40351.
Dwight David “Dave” Jones, 52, of Denton, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March, 19, 2014, in Key West, Fla., while on vacation with his daughter, Lindsay. Dave was born March 22, 1961, in Middletown, Ohio, son of Ruth Howell Jones and the late William Jones Jr. Dave was also preceded by his maternal grandmother, Opal Howell. Dave loved to work and ride motorcycles, as well as spending time boating, but most of all, he loved spending time with family and friends. Including his mother, Dave is survived by two sons, Zachary David (Tina) Jones of Grayson and Corey Jacob Jones of Olive Hill; two daughters, Lindsay Danielle Jones of Morehead and Taylor Shae Jones of Olive Hill; a granddaughter, Marissa Jones; two sisters, Charlene (Timothy) Shaw of Smyrna, Tenn., and Debra (Ron) Asbury of Middletown, Ohio; and a brother, Fred (Kenita) Jones of Denton. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2014, at the Malone Funeral Home with Noah Wilks officiating. Burial will follow in the Cooksey Cemetery in Denton.
Glenna Sue Sloane Richmond, 39, of Laurel Road in Vanceburg, passed away Thursday afternoon, March 20, 2014, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was born Aug. 3, 1974, in Morehead, a daughter of Glennis and Delma Jessie Sloane of Olive Hill. Glenna attended the Dry Branch Church of God and was a homemaker. She loved being outside, taking care of animals, going shopping and spending time with her family and friends, especially her son. In addition to her parents, Glenna is survived by her husband of 21 years, Jeff Allen Richmond; one son, Devon Richmond of Vanceburg; one sister and brother-in-law, Melissa and Gene Holbrook of Olive Hill; and two nephews, Jesse Holbrook and Pacey Holbrook. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be at 1p.m. Monday, March 24, 2014, at Dry Branch Church of God in Olive Hill with Brother Clifford Price II and Brother Gayle Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Bald Point Cemetery in Lewis County. Friends may until 11 a.m. Monday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164. Mrs. Richmond will lie in state one hour before the service Monday at the church. Devon Richmond, Carlos Burton Jr., Mark Burton, David Burton, Bill Bradley, Zane Pope and Danny Wilson will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Samuel Stevens, Gene Holbrook, Butch Stevens and Corey Christy.
Debbie Smith Stoddard, 61, of Cottontown, Tenn., passed away March 22, 2014. She was born March 2, 1953, in Ashland. She is survived by her husband, “Scooter” Hudson Stoddard. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, Tenn., with Perry Davis and George Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Beech Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Dora Mae Archer Starbuck, 84, of Ashland, passed away Sunday evening, March 23, 2014, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. She was born April 1, 1929, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Howard C. and Ettie Mae Ferguson Archer. Dora attended the Grace United Methodist Church in Raceland and worked for many years at Anchor Hocking Glassware in the shipping office and quality control. She loved quilting, crafting, cooking and spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Cecil Vern Starbuck; one brother, Corbie Archer; and one sister, Barbara Alice Archer. Dora is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry Wayne and Kathy Starbuck of Ashland; three brothers and one sister-in-law, Roy and Lucille Archer of Haldeman, Robert "Bob" Archer of Trotwood, Ohio, and Willie Archer of Olive Hill; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Joyce and J. R. Adkins of Ashland and Gale Owens of Olive Hill; one brother-in-law, Glen Starbuck and his wife Esther of Richmond, Ind.; and one sister-in-law, Bonnie Wright of Zionsville, Ind. She also leaves her special quilting buddy friends in Georgia and Kentucky, along with many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Bob Sweeney officiating. Burial will follow in Olive Hill Memorial Park. Friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, and until the service hour Thursday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164.
Larry Gene Prichard, 74, of Carter County, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital after a short illness. Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Grayson Freewill Baptist Church. Concluding services were at Franklin Cemetery in Branchland, W.Va., immediately following the services. Visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Carter County Public Library Fund, c/o Grayson Branch, P.O. Box 1040, Olive Hill, KY 41164.
Barbara Sue Davis Underwood, 69, of Olive Hill, passed away Tuesday morning, March 18, 2014, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. She was born April 23, 1944, in Mt. Sterling, a daughter of the late Wesley Duke Davis and Lena Rivers Brown Davis. Sue was a Wesleyan Minister’s wife for 37 years. She was also an employee of Northeast Head Start. She enjoyed standing behind her husband, supporting his ministry, and spending time with her family and friends Sue is survived by her husband of 52.6 years, Robert Allen Underwood; one daughter and son-in-law, Debra Allen and Stuart Spalink of Danville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Darrel Lee Underwood of Florence and Marshall Dean and Sheila Ann Underwood of Cincinnati, Ohio; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Hank May of Lexington; and one brother and sister-in-law, Wesley Duke Jr. and Louanne Davis of Nicholasville. She also leaves many other family members, church family and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 21, 2014, at the Garvin Ridge Wesleyan Church with Brother J. C. Bond officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Memory Gardens in Paris. Friends may visit from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014, and after 9 a.m. Friday at the Garvin Ridge Wesleyan Church, 2632 State Highway 2078, Olive Hill, KY 41164. Debra Allen Spalink, Darrel Lee Underwood, Marshall Dean Underwood, Wesley Duke Davis, Curtis Lee Underwood and Casey Todd Underwood will serve as pallbearers. Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill is caring for all arrangements for Mrs. Barbara Sue Davis Underwood.
Larry Prichard of Grayson died Tuesday in the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.
Tamara Gillum, 47, of Grayson, passed away March 18, 2014, at the Markey Cancer Center in Lexington. She was born Aug. 5, 1966, in Ashland, to Myrtle Faye Dickerson Kitchen of Grayson and the late Van Kitchen Jr. Tamara was a hairdresser and a nurse. She was a 1984 graduate of East Carter High School and a 1987 graduate of Ashland Community and Technical College with a degree in cosmetology. She also earned a Nursing degree in 1999 from Rowan County Technical College. She was of Christian faith. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Gregory Van Kitchen. She is survived by two sons, David Ray Gillum of Sandy Hook and Troy Scott Fannin of Sandy Hook; one brother, Tim Kitchen of Shelbyville, Tenn.; and two sisters, a twin, Terri Kitchen Tique of Grayson and Tarice Kitchen Sloas of Grayson. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Sparks Funeral Home with Randy Binion, minister. Burial will follow at East Carter County Memory Gardens in Grayson. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2014, at Sparks Funeral Home
Nellie Marie Harris Gilliam, 90, of Olive Hill, passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 18, 2014, at Woodland Oaks in Ashland. She was born Dec. 21, 1923, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late John William and Bessie Pendlum Harris. Nellie was a member of the Olive Hill Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 290, retired from the Dollar General Store and volunteered many years in the Gift Shop at St. Claire Medical Center. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Olive Hill. She married Woodrow Gilliam on April 18, 1940, and was married for 67 years when he passed away in 2007. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Gilbert Lee Gilliam; one son-in-law, Jack Pope; and two brothers, Shelby Harris and Kenneth Harris. Nellie is survived by two daughters, Wilma Pope of Ashland and Pam Duncan and husband Butch of New Albany, Ind.; four grandchildren, Desiree Sizemore and husband Duane of Grayson, Scott Pope and wife Tonya of Ashland, Justin Duncan of Lexington and Lindsay Alexander and husband Ryan of Greenwood, Ind.; three great-granddaughters, Kelley Pope, Amanda Sizemore and Sarah Sizemore; and three brothers, Lloyd Harris of Olive Hill, Carlos Harris and wife Mildred of Grayson and Denny Harris and wife Betty of Olive Hill. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother David Gee and Brother Clarence Mansfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Olive Hill Memorial Park. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2014, and until the service hour Saturday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164. Eastern Star rites will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home by the Olive Hill Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 290. Nellie’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be her brothers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101; or to the First Christian Church, P. O. Box 538, Olive Hill, KY 41164.
Janice Lavawn Branham Hall, 75, of Olive Hill, passed away Tuesday evening, March 11, 2014, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. She was born Aug. 25, 1938, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Charles Carson Branham and Hazel Mae Rice Lyons. Janice was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sons, twins Roy and Ray Hall, and William Clayton "Billy" Hall; one daughter, Kathy Alice Hall; and one brother, James Branham. Janice is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard "Dickie" and Juanita Elswick of Carter City and Glen Edward and Susan Hall of Olive Hill; three daughters and sons-in-law, Vera and Arlie Cooper of Grayson, Melissa and Joey Roe of Erie, Penn., and Melinda and Kevin Marble of Duluth, Minn.; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Mike Rice officiating. Burial will follow in Damron Cemetery 1 on Damron Branch in Grayson. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, and until the service hour Friday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164.
Eleanor Belle McDavid Brewster, 80, of Grayson, went to be with her Lord on Friday, March 14, 2014, in Carter Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born Jan. 25, 1934, in Beetle, a daughter of the late Benjamin “Frank” and Osa Belle Robinson McDavid. Eleanor was a member of the Mt. Chapel United Baptist Church. She was a unit clerk for Columbus Children’s Hospital, former manager for Beverly’s Restaurant, a Kentucky Colonel and an Eastern Star No. 10. She held a Kentucky real estate license and had done genealogy research for more than 30 years. She was preceded in death by two brothers Wesley McDavid and Ben Frank McDavid, and one sister, Ruby Faye McDavid. Her survivors include her husband, Donald Brewster of Grayson; five sons, Wesley D. Jones of Orient, Ohio, Chalmer H. Jones of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Frank D. Jones of Columbus, Ohio, Donald R. Brewster Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., and James E. Brewster of Panama City, Fla.; one daughter, Yovanne Back of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Malone Funeral Home with United Baptist ministers. Burial will be in the McDavid Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Malone Funeral Home.
Nina Mae Kottcamp Sparks, 61, of Halfway Branch in Olive Hill, passed away Sunday afternoon, March 16, 2014, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. She was born April 13, 1952, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Lotchell Ford and Lena Marie Jordan Kottcamp. Nina attended Oakland Christian Holiness Church and retired from the Carter County Board of Education as a cook at Carter Elementary School. She enjoyed sewing, reading, working in her flowers, having cookouts and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Fannie Marie Kottcamp. Nina is survived by her husband of 41 years, Joseph "Bud" Sparks; one son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Anthony and Jennifer Sparks of Olive Hill; one daughter and son-in-law, Anna Mae and Donnie Buckler of Olive Hill; six grandchildren, Joseph Donovan Buckler, Jessica Nicole Buckler, Jacob Aaron Buckler, Jarrod Dwayne Buckler, Makaila Lashae Sparks and Amber Renee Sparks; and one brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Joy Kottcamp of Coopersville, Mich. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Globe Family Funeral Chapel in Camp Dix with Brother Raymond Steagall officiating. Burial will follow in the Cooper Cemetery on Cooper Ridge in Carter County. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014, and until the service hour Thursday at Globe Family Funeral Chapel in Camp Dix, 7975 Lower Kinney Road, Vanceburg, KY 41179.
Magdalene "Maggie" Kazee, 87, of Grayson, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 3, 2014, at the Community Hospice Center in Ashland surrounded by her loving family. Maggie was born Oct. 11, 1926, at Bowling Branch in Elliott County, a daughter of the late Clifford Jacob and Mollie Susan Lewis Evans. She graduated from Aken Hall in Olive Hill and then moved to Grayson. Maggie married her husband, Strother Kazee, on Sept. 20, 1947, and together the couple went on to raise two daughters, Diana Lynn and Barbara Gail Kazee. Maggie was a Christian of nearly 65 years, saved and baptized under W.C. Wiley. She was a former member of First Baptist Church in Grayson and a current member of Wolf Creek Baptist Church in Leon. She served in many different areas of the church throughout her life, including Training Union, W.M.U. and as a Sunday School teacher for more than 53 years. Maggie is survived by two daughters, Diana Lynn Boggs of Hitchins and Barbara Gail Robinson of Grayson; two granddaughters, Angelia "Angel Pie” Boggs and Johndia "Tootie" (Joe) Littleton, both of Hitchins; one grandson, John L. "Bubby" (Jennifer) Boggs of Hitchins; six great-grandchildren, Morganne Boggs, Molleigh Boggs, Hunter Littleton, Heidi Hall, Kasiae Boggs and Bryson Boggs, all of Hitchins; one brother-in-law, Ray Pennington; several nieces and nephews; and her granddog, Tucker Joe. In addition to her parents, Maggie was preceded in death by her husband, Strother Kazee in 1968; her very special son-in-law, Johnny Boggs in 2012; three sisters, Pauline Evans, Opal Evans Combs and Agnes Evans Pennington; and one brother-in-law, Shade Combs. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, at Malone Funeral Home with Brother Mike Rice and Brother Tim Burton officiating. Burial will follow in the Boggs Family Cemetery in Hitchins. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 6, and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. The Morehead News Journal-Times Wed Mar 05, 2014
Barbara Ann Carver Small, 64, of Olive Hill, passed away Tuesday morning, March 4, 2014, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. She was born Nov. 4, 1949, in Slagle, W.Va., a daughter of Earl "Cat" and Nancy Ann Johnson Carver. Barbara was a homemaker and enjoyed painting, traveling, doing yard work, working in her flowers, shopping and spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Jeff Carver, Earl Carver Jr. and Wayne Carver, and one sister, Joann Carver. Barbara is survived by four sons, Timothy Small of Olive Hill, Justin Small of Bangor, Mich., Joe Small of South Haven, Mich., and Matthew Small of Bangor, Mich.; four grandchildren; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Roy and Rebecca Carver of Olive Hill and John Allen Carver of Olive Hill; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Virgie and Monroe Burton of Olive Hill, Bonnie Carver of Olive Hill and Betty Jean and Kevin Gullett of Leavenworth, Kan.; and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Bud Burnett officiating. Burial will follow in the Carver Family Cemetery on Stafford Hill in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, and until the service hour Saturday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164. The Morehead News Journal-Times Thu Mar 06, 2014
Leslie Mark Bledsoe, 40, of Louisa, formerly of Grayson, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Three Rivers Medical Center. He was born April 1, 1973, in Morehead, a son of William Harold and Betty Ruth Robinson Bledsoe. He was a registered nurse with Jackson Nurse Professionals. Mark is survived by his fiancé, Tara Sartin of Louisa; one son, Aiden Joseph Bledsoe of Grayson; four sisters, Genetta (Bill) McClave of Ashland, Joyce Ann (Larry) Moore of Morehead, Frances (Tim) Rice of Grayson and Erin (Jim) Ryland of Grayson; four nephews, William Brad McClave of Ashland, Billy Paul Rice of Ashland, Nathan Rice of Grayson and Anthony Moore of Morehead; and two nieces, Amanda Grace Preston of Ashland and Keirston Moore of Mt. Sterling. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Malone Funeral Home with Delmar Rogers officiating. The Morehead News - 3/06/14
Linda P. Logan, 49, of Olive Hill, died Wednesday evening, March 5, 2014, at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland. She was born July 23, 1964, in Olive Hill, a daughter of the late James Clay and Wanda Logan of Olive Hill. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one son, Eric Dummitt. She was a cook for 23 years with Northeast in Olive Hill. She is survived by one son, Jason Dummitt of Olive Hill; five grandchildren, Keltson Dummitt, Brittnay Dummitt, Kaitlyn Dummitt, Trevor Dummitt and Colt Hunter Dummitt, all of Olive Hill; three sisters, Judy Dean of Olive Hill, Gaye Salyers of Olive Hill and Vicky Logan of Olive Hill; and three brothers, John Paul Clay of Olive Hill, Ricky Logan of Olive Hill and Danny Jessie of Grayson. In addition to these, she is survived by a host of friends and relatives that mourn her passing Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Duvall & Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Service with Terry Dean officiating. Burial will follow in the Walnut Grove Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home The Morehead News Journal-Times Fri Mar 07, 2014
Maxwell “Max” Lee Hammond, 72, of Olive Hill, died Tuesday morning, March 4, 2014, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. He was born Sept. 30, 1941, in Olive Hill, a son of the late Maxwell Earl and Florence Flannery Hammond. Max was a 1959 graduate of Olive Hill High School, a graduate of Morehead State University and had completed graduate work at Eastern Kentucky University. He was a member of the Olive Hill Masonic Lodge No. 629 and a member of the First Baptist Church in Olive Hill. He was a retired counselor with the Department of Juvenile Justice Ashland Day Treatment Center in Ashland, a social worker for many years, and a teacher in the Carter County School System. He was an avid sportsmen and expert outdoors man. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends. Max was an expert marksman, winning many trap shooting championships. He played softball for many years with the once well-known Texaco Sluggers. Max is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Alyce Hammond, whom he married March 30, 1962; two sons, Maxwell (Alma Lee) Hammond II of Olive Hill and Bryan Keith (Deanna) Hammond of South Shore; five grandchildren, Maxwell Lee Hammond III of Olive Hill, Carter Thomas Hammond of South shore, Emily Quinn Hammond of Olive Hill, Pamela Shay Hammond of Morehead and Jenna Hammond of Morehead; one great-grandchild, Hazel Maxine Banks of Morehead; and one step-grandchild, Elizabeth Nichol Ferguson. In addition to these, he is survived by a host of family and friends that mourn his passing Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in Olive Hill with the Rev. Dave Logdson and Brother Randy Binion officiating. Burial will follow in their family cemetery adjacent to Watson Cemetery in Olive Hill. Close friends will serve as pallbearers. The Texaco Sluggers will serve as honorary pallbearers. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, and after 10 a.m. Friday at the church The Morehead News Journal-Times Fri Mar 07, 2014
Jae (Noy) Kiser, 73, of Grayson, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at the Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. She was born July 7, 1940, in Thailand, a daughter of the late Joi and Nuan Manounork. Noy was a member of the Stinson Church of Christ. Her survivors include her husband of 41 years, Earl Kiser of Grayson; one son, Somkiet Kiser of Grayson; two daughters, Samorn “Kym” Wills of Ashland and Deborah Bellomy of Lexington; and five granddaughters, Spencer Wills, Erin Stephens and Hannah, Riley and Taylor Bellomy. She is also survived by several brothers, sisters and family in Thailand. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Tim Carper and Leo Glancy, ministers. Entombment will be in the KY Veterans North East Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 7, and after 9 a.m. Saturday until service time at the funeral home. The Morehead News Journal-Times Fri Mar 07, 2014
Jackie Ann Isaacs Smith, 57, of Lexington, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the Malone Funeral Home with Jack Grizzell and Tim Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the East Carter Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. The Morehead News - 3/10/14
Alexandra Paige Bush, 17, of Grayson, died in Boyd County on Thursday, March 6, 2014. She was born July 21, 1996, in Ashland, a daughter of Wendell Bush of Olive Hill and Carmel Jenkins Maggard and step-father David Maggard of Grayson. She is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, John Jenkins, and paternal grandfather, Wendell Bush. She was a senior at East Carter High School and planning to pursue her career in nursing after high school. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Nicole McDavid of Grayson; a half-sister, Kimberly Mabry of Grayson; a brother, Brent Bush of Greenup; parental grandmother, Ester Bush of Maysville; maternal grandmother, Eloise Jenkins of Grayson; two nieces, Alexis and Morgan McDavid; and a nephew, Michael C. McDavid. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Sparks Funeral Home with Delmar Rogers, minister. Burial will follow in the Edison Cemetery in Grayson. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, at Sparks Funeral Home. The Morehead News 3/10/14
Sarah McDavid, 87, of Grayson, went to be with her Lord on Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Boyd Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 14, 1926, at Beetle, a daughter of the late William McKinley and Eva Salyers McDavid. Sarah was a former waitress. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chet Davis; two sisters, Rose Justice and Juanita Sturgill; and five brothers, Arnold, Vernon, Thomas Henry, James and Stanley McDavid. Her survivors include two sisters, Joan Herron of Grayson and Blanche Howard of Columbus, Ohio, and one brother, Floyd McDavid of Grayson. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with J.D. Riggs officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Thursday until service time at the funeral home. The Morehead News Journal-Times Mon Mar 10, 2014
Elijah Lowe died Thursday, March 6, at Kings Daughters Medical Center. He was the infant son of Jason and Heather Maggard Lowe of Grayson. He was preceded in death by paternal grandmother, Sharon Gail Stamper Lowe of Grayson. He is survived by sisters, Hayleigh and Raegan Lowe, and maternal grandparents, Phillip and Priscilla Sexton of Grayson. Private graveside services were at Beulah Maggard Family Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson The Morehead News Journal-Times Mon Mar 10, 2014
Elva Joseph Duncan, 95, of Olive Hill, passed away Friday evening, March 7, 2014, at his residence. He was born May 15, 1918, in Carter County, a son of the late Benton and Edie Jane Fultz Duncan. Elva was a member of the Mt. Zion United Baptist Church and retired from Case Inc. where he was a machine mechanic. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Elva is survived by his wife of 75 years, Edna Fyfe Duncan; two sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Connie Duncan and William Michael and Shawn Duncan; two grandchildren, William Benton Duncan and Katherine Jean Duncan-Simon; one great-granddaughter, Hannah Simon; and one brother, Homer Earl Duncan. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Johnny Seagraves and Brother Paul Webb officiating. Burial will follow in the Hale Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164. The Morehead News Journal-Times Mon Mar 10, 2014
Gloria Newman, 64, of Grayson, passed away March 9, 2014, at the Community Hospice Center in Ashland She was born Dec. 29, 1949, in Smith Creek to the late Daniel and Peachie (Parsons) Lee. She was a housewife and mother and was a member of the Lower Grassy Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Newman; one brother, Luther Lee; and two sisters, Shirley Lee and Regina Lee. She is survived by two daughters, Sharon (Darryl) Wilburn of Cannonsburg and Patricia (Richard) Newman of Grayson; one brother, Michael Lee of Holland, Mich.; three sisters, Joyce Newman of Grayson, Donna Ruth Davis of Zeeland, Mich., and Arlene Serr of Saugatuck, Mich.; and four grandchildren, Erica (Kenneth) McGill, Ashley (Peter) Lake, Stephanie Wilburn and Stacie Wilburn. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Sparks Funeral Home by Larry Barrell and Russell “Bud” Burnett, ministers. Burial will follow in the Horsley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Sparks Funeral Home. The Morehead News 3/10/14
Ruth Dean Huffman Marshall, 99, lifetime resident of Ashland, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Kingsbrook Life Care Center. Ruth was born March 14, 1914, the daughter Edgar and Bertha Dean Huffman of Grayson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harve Marshall, and only child, a son, Russell Huffman. Ruth had two sisters, Clairce Stewart and Hazel Sieg, both of New Albany, Ind.; three brothers, Robert Huffman of Wheelersburg, Ohio, and Ralph Huffman and Kenneth Huffman, both of Grayson; four grandchildren; numerous loving and thoughtful nieces and nephews; many kind and supportive in-laws; and a wealth of neighbors and friends, especially the residents of Kingsbrook and staff. Ruth was a devoted Christian and lived her life for the Lord! During her life she believed in working hard! Among her many jobs as a homemaker, she also worked as a nurse’s aide at King’s Daughters Hospital, waitress at a coffee shop, clerk at Murphy’s 5 & 10 and clerk at Heck’s Department Store. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Malone Funeral Home. Celebration of Life service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, officiated by Earl Marshall. Burial will be at the Huffman Family Cemetery at Iron Hill. The Morehead News Journal-Times Mon Mar 10, 2014
Verna Mae Tackett Owens, 95, of Harrison, Ohio, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014. She was born July 16, 1918, in Rowan County. Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan D. Owens. A graveside service will be at noon Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Olive Hill Memorial Park. Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill is assisting with local arrangements. The Morehead News Journal-Times Tue Mar 11, 2014
3/12/14 — William Watson “Bud” Riffe, 93, of Webbville, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. He was born Sept. 22, 1920, in Carter County, a son of the late Walden Ray and Belva Lawson Riffe. Bud was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Horton Riffe in 2006; one son, John Riffe; one daughter, Claudia Roseberry; one brother, Ray Riffe Jr.; and two sisters, Glenna Rice and Louise Riffe. He was a retired farmer, equipment operator and co-owner of Riffe Brothers Farm Machinery for 29 years. Bud was a U.S. WWII Marine Veteran and member of the Willard Missionary Baptist Church, the Willard Masonic Lodge F. & A.M. No. 626 and the Willard American Legion. His survivors include four sons, William “Bill” (Diane) Riffe of Rush, Jeffrey L. (Herma) Riffe, Robert J. “Bob” (Vicky) Riffe and Charles W. (Rox Ann) Riffe, all of Webbville; two daughters, Debbie (Bobby) Russell of Lawrenceburg and Judy (Jerry) Porter of Grayson; one brother, Charles H. (Margie) Riffe of Webbville; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Ronnie Graves officiating. Burial will be in the Riffe Family Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the U.S. Marines and the East Carter Jr. R.O.T.C. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday evening, March 13, and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Community Hospice Care Center, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101. The Morehead News
MANSFIELD: Opal Dyer, 91, of Mansfield died March 6, 2014. Born February 3, 1923 in Carter County, KY, she was the daughter of Clarence and Virgie (Leadingham) Crockett. Opal enjoyed music very much. She was a member of Real Life Community Church of Mansfield for more than 50 years. Surviving are her grandchildren, Paul (Jean) Isaacs, Charles Isaacs, and Melissa (Bryan) Zilonis; eight great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren. Opal was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Paul L. Isaacs; two brothers, Harold Crockett and William Crockett; sisters, Hazel Crockett and Mary Crockett; and great great grandson, Christopher Isaacs. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, March 10, 2014 from 4-6 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington Springmill Rd., Ontario. Funeral services, conducted by Pastor Phil Green, will be Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christopher Ryan Isaac Scholarship Fund or Real Life Community Church. Published in the News Journal on Mar. 8, 2014
OLIVE HILL - Elder Eury Barker, 79, died Wed. Funeral 11am Sun, Clifty United Baptist. Visit 6-9pm Fri, Globe Funeral Chapel, Olive Hill; 5-9pm Sat, church. globefc.com Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on Apr. 19, 2013
LEXINGTON: Bill Bago, 80, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a brief illness. Bill was born on April 22, 1932, in Logan, WV to Nelson and Ethel Porter Bago. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He had worked at U-Brand Foundry in Ashland. Bill enjoyed reading, NASCAR, fishing and was known as a jack of all trades. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sherry Bago; five children, Billie Crawford of Mansfield, Steven (Becky) Bago of Ontario, Ricky (Christie) Bago of Fredericktown, Tobie (Stacy) Bago of Shiloh, and Mysti Bago of Lexington; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and two siblings, Jimmy (Dorie) Vego and Oney Goodan, all of Olive Hill, KY. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson; one great-grandson; and four siblings. Calling hours will be from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Minister Matthew Blakely officiating. Burial will be follow at Lexington Cemetery. Military honors will be performed by Richland Co. Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Werner-Gompf Funeral Services. Published in the News Journal on Mar. 24, 2013
Hellen Troxell Adams Hellen (Jones) Troxell Adams, age 95 of Lexington (native of Drennon) passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Daughter of the late John Turner and Hattie Lee (Cravens) Jones, she was a member of New Castle First Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Martha T. Elston of Bethlehem; son, Paul Allen Troxell (Kathleen) of Olive Hill; sister, Jessica Burton of Ohio; brother, Kenneth Dale Jones of Lockport; 5 Grandchildren, 13 Great-Grandchildren, and 9 Great-Great-Grandchildren. Hellen was preceded in death by four sons: Richard, Coleman, Sanford & Arthur Troxell; daughter, Wanda Faye Troxell; and grand-daughter, Frances Troxell Dellinger Funeral services were at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home, officiated by J.T. Stinson of Pleasureville. Interment was in New Castle Cemetery. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until service-time on Tuesday at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home. Published in Henry County Local on June 27, 2013
Betty Louise Comer COMER, MRS. BETTY LOUISE Fountain, MI Betty Louise (Caplette) Comer age 77, passed away at home on June 5, 2008 after a long battle with cancer. She was born June 19, 1930 to the late Clarence and Esther (Hattis) Hudson. Betty married Richard Comer on June 19, 2004 in Muskegon. Betty enjoyed fishing, card games, and spending time with her grandchildren. Betty is survived by her husband, Richard Comer of Fountain; daughters, Christine (Jay) Kirchner of Fountain and Judy Bushman of Muskegon; sons, Larry (Patti) Mock of Olive Hill, KY and Terry (Donna Cooper) Mock of Muskegon; step-children, David (Chris) Comer of Lowell and Dawn (Rex) Comer-Madden of Chandler, AZ; her brother, Joe Hudson; and grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and many brothers and sisters. Memorial contributions in memory of Betty can be made to the American Cancer Society . The family has entrusted Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center with arrangements. Published in Muskegon Chronicle on June 7, 2008
Ruth (Parsons) Zizmont, age 94, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, passed away February 2, 2013 at MediLodge Nursing Home in Howell Michigan where she lived the last two and a half years of her life. Ruth was born May 12, 1918 in Olive Hill, Kentucky, the daughter of Thomas and Lottie (McBrayer) Parsons. Ruth was the last of 14 children. Her husband George John Zizmont, preceded her in death in 1978. She is survived by three children, Lottie Ann (Patton) Parker, John Russell Thomas Zizmont, and Mary Georgejeania Zizmont; five grandchildren, and one (SherRae Zizmont) who passed away August 2009; and six great grandchildren. Ruth was a WAC during WWII and a Seamstress all during her life. Ruth was an avid quilter, known for her Cabbage Patch doll clothes, and pillow quilts which she sold at the Ypsilanti Farmers Market and art fairs. At the end of her life she was still playing with dolls. Ruth wished to be buried in the family graveyard in Olive Hill Kentucky. The family will follow her wishes in the spring and celebrate her life on the mountain ridge overlooking a peaceful valley where she will rest with her mother and father by her side. Published in Ann Arbor News from Feb. 11 to Feb. 14, 2013
Bonnie V. (Patton) Vanover VANOVER, BONNIE V. Manchester, MI Age 81, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. She was born on September 7, 1932 in Olive Hill, KY, the daughter of Russell James and Zella (Dean) Patton. On June 28, 1975, she married Chris Vanover and he preceded her in death on January 14, 2004. Her family was very important to her. She was so very proud of her four grandchildren and enjoyed the bundle of activity that her great grandsons brought to family events. She especially enjoyed the time spent with her two sisters, Betty and Sandy. The trio, lovingly referred to as "The Golden Girls," loved to shop, travel and dance to the oldies. They brought great fun and laughter to those around them. Her brother-in-law, Gene, held a very special place in her life. She attended the Manchester United Methodist Church and Green Valley Community Church of Arizona. She is survived by her daughters Gina Hall of Clinton, MI, Liz Browder of Waterford, MI, Pam (Jack) Ceo of Saline, MI and Roxanne (Brian) Smallwood of the UK; son Jerry Vanover of Davenport, FL; sisters Betty Phillips and Sandy (Gene) DeRossett of Manchester, MI; grandchildren John (Crystal) Ceo, James (Kari) Feldkamp, Christina (Andrew) Coppens, and Shaina Winter; great-grandsons Jack and Ryan Ceo and Ian and Raiden Feldkamp; nieces Lori (Bruce) Lobbestael, Jacqueline (Vern) Hall, Jennifer (Larry) Coates; nephews Alan (Cindy) DeRossett and Bill Phillips and very special great nieces and nephews. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Chris Vanover, brother, Jack Patton, and brother-in-law, Bill Phillips. A celebration of life service will take place on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home in Saline with Rev. David Bucholtz officiating. Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Saline, MI. In Bonnie's memory, donations may be made to the Manchester United Methodist Church and St. Joseph Mercy Home Care and Hospice of Ann Arbor. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home where friends may begin calling on Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 1:00 P.M. A special thank you to the Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home and to St. Joseph Mercy Home Care and Hospice of Ann Arbor.
William J. "Billy" VANDEWOESTYNE - Kalamazoo Passed away Monday, April 4, 2011. Billy was born in Kalamazoo, MI on September 28, 1976 to Leslie "Butch" and Eunice (Tucker) VanDe-Woestyne. Billy was an Iron worker and a member of the Local 340. He was preceded in death by his nephew, Gene William VanDeWoestyne and his brother-in-law, Manuel Loven-Giron. Billy is survived by his daughter, Kimberlyn VanDeWoestyne of Olive Hill, Kentucky; step-children, Travis and Logan; parents, Butch (Louise) VanDe-Woestyne of Galesburg and Eunice (Dennis) Gillette of Kalamazoo; his siblings, John (Kristi) VanDeWoestyne, Veronica Loven-Giron, Leslie (Cristen) Caffrey, Annie (Mike) Verbrigghe, Jesse Gillette and Tajhia (Jeff) O'Donnell. He is also survived by three step-brothers, Gordie, Brian and David Strickler and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service to celebrate Billy's life will be held on Saturday April 9, 2011 at 11 o'clock at the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, Pastor Ray Brandon will officiate. Visitation will be held on Saturday starting at 10 o'clock until the time of the service. In accordance with Billy's wishes cremation will follow the memorial service Published in Kalamazoo Gazette on Apr. 7, 2011
Marie Fedelia Stone, age 83, of St. Louis, died Saturday, June 11th, 2011 at Gratiot Medical Center, Alma. Funeral services will be held at St. Louis Church of Christ in St. Louis, on Tuesday, June 14th at 11 a.m. Mr. Keith Wise will officiate. Burial will take place at Chapel Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday 2-8 p.m.. with family present from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.. at Smith Family Funeral Homes. Marie was born in St. Louis on September 25, 1927, the daughter of Seth R. and Audie (Pruitt) Wright. She resided all of her life in St. Louis and graduated from St. Louis High School. In 1945 she married Dale W. Clark, and in 1974 she married Alfred Schaeffer he predeceased her. On April 10, 1999 she married Walter Stone who survives her. Marie had worked for Commercial Bank, Whitman Industries, and at the Baptist Children's Home, caring for the children there. She enjoyed doing her genealogy, crocheting and art projects. She was a woman who loved everyone. She was a member of Church of Christ in St. Louis. She is survived by husband Walter Stone of St. Louis, four daughters, Carmen and Fred Patterson of Riverdale, Darci and Maynard Travis of Mt. Pleasant, ; Barbara and John Conway of Olive Hill, KY; Cheryl and Dale Baumgras of Laingsburg. Also surviving are four sons: Ron and Dawn Clark of St. Louis, Nick and Alida Stone of Alma, Todd and Jan Stone of Keani, Alaska; Richard and Paula Clark of Strafford, Missouri; 26 grandchildren many great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, two sisters and two brothers. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson Foundation. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes St. Louis Chapel St. Louis. Published in Morning Sun on June 12, 2011
Jack Patton PATTON, JACK Ypsilanti Twp., MI Age 82 On Tuesday, October 16, 2012, Jack went home to the Lord. He was born January 19, 1930, in Olive Hill, Kentucky, the son of Russell and Zella (Dean) Patton. Jack was the President of Patton Painting and Decorating Corp. He was very active in the community serving as a Past President for PDCA, served on the IBPAT National Pension Board, member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, a life member of Phoenix Lodge #13 F&AM and a life member of Moslemite Shriners. His dedication to the service of others continued as a charter member of Chilson Hills Baptist Church in Brighton; a member of the First Baptist Church in Ypsilanti and was associated with the First Presbyterian Church in Naples, Florida. Jack is lovingly survived by his wife, Ruby Patton; two daughters: Jacqueline (B Vern) Hall and Jennifer (Larry) Coates; four grandchildren: Jessica (James) Yassick, Jill (Nicolas) Wetzler, Jeffrey (Amber) Coates and Kasey (Steven) Jastrzembowski; six great grandchildren: Natalie and Scott Yassick, Benjamin, Megan, Meredith and Zachary Wetzler. Cremation has taken place. A Masonic Service will be held Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at Janowiak Funeral Home, followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Ypsilanti, 1110 W. Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Support Network.
Otest Lyons LYONS, Otest - Of Flushing, age 74, died Friday, June 26, 2009 at his residence. Funeral service will be held 12 Noon Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Pastor Doug Klein officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park Visitation 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Otest was born in Olive Hill, KY on June 8, 1935. On March 12, 1958, he married Ruth Kouns in Grayson, KY. Otest retired from General Motors Buick City. Surviving are wife Ruth; Sons, Tom of Flushing and Kenneth and wife Tina of Burton; Grandchildren, Vanessa, Ashley and Kyle.
Raina A. Woodman Lansing Age 86, passed away Monday, January 7, 2013. Raina was born on October 2, 1926 in Olive Hill, Kentucky. She worked for Michigan Bell for 20 years, retiring in 1990 and moved to Oklahoma, living in Oklahoma City for 21 years. Raina was the family matriarch and was the glue that keeps the family together. Much has been learned and past down through the grandchildren by her examples of life. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Hubert Perry, on December 25, 1960 and Woodbridge "Woody" Woodman in 1985; daughters, Melinda Campbell and Jackie McPhee; sister, Eve Evelyn Baker; brother, Junior Hurley. Surviving are her sons, Johnnie (Carol) Perry, Roger (Carma) Perry and Buzz Perry (Jim Massey); 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 11:00 a.m. at the Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Holt Chapel with Lindsey Harper officiating. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Lansing State Journal on Jan. 10, 2013
MANSFIELD: Nora Taylor, 78, of Mansfield, passed away late Sunday evening, March 2, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. She was born January 9, 1936, in Grahn, Kentucky to the late John and Ellie (Caudill) Blevins. Nora devoted her life to her family, always putting their needs before her own. She was a great cook and spoiled her family with her many homemade dishes. Nora was gracious and giving to everyone and touched so many lives throughout the years. She was a strong woman, surviving breast cancer and was an inspiration to those around her. Nora looked forward to the Blevins Thanksgiving and Taylor Reunion each year, celebrating the love of her family. She retired as manager of Derenberger's Restaurant where she made many lasting friendships in the 40 years she worked there.Nora enjoyed playing darts, cards-especially Euchre and poker, ballroom dancing, reading, and shopping. She was a member of the V.F.W. and Amvets Ladies Auxiliaries. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Richard Taylor; daughter, Debbie (David) Steele of Mansfield; two sons, William Cramer (Tracey Harrington) and Rich Cramer, both of Mansfield; two step daughters, Annette Gandert and Starla Taylor, both of Mansfield; a step son, Bob Cramer of Mansfield; 11 grandchildren, Danny Rasnic (Cara VanSickle), Tiffany Simms, Mandy Ruckman, Emily Jeffries, Will Gandert, Cody Cramer, Devin Cramer, Trenton Cramer, Makenna Cramer, David Steele, and Dustin Steele; five great-grandchildren, Cameron, Preston, Arie, Jacob and Xavier; a brother, James (Gail) Blevins of TN; a sister, Sue (Roger) Gilbert of MI; childhood friend and sister-in-law, Jan Jones; and many special nieces, nephews and other dear relatives. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. A memorial service will be held Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the funeral home with additional visitation beginning at 3:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in care of the family. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com
The Morehead News Journal-Times - 2/24/14 Alan Wallace, 66, passed from this life on Jan. 9, 2014, at his home in Rush. He was born May 28, 1947, in Ashland. Graveside memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 at the Newsome Cemetery on Carter Caves Road. Arrangements are by the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson
Arnold Edward Hamilton, 69, of Enterprise Lane, Olive Hill, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. Born July 12, 1944, in Rowan County, he was the son of the late John and Pearl Crisp Hamilton. Arnold is survived by his wife of 41 years, Kathy Mabry Hamilton, whom he married Oct. 5, 1972; two daughters, Sara Nicole McDowell and Brittany Renee Lewis and husband David, all of Olive Hill; two grandchildren, Jasmine McDowell and Jordan Brewster; and his special canine buddies, Preston, Bentley, Abby and Sophie. A prominent Carter County businessman, Arnold was the owner of Arnold Hamilton’s Cars, Trucks and Furniture, and the manager of Morehead Flea Market. In his free time he loved being with his grandchildren and dogs. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ed Porter and Pastor Kenneth Binion officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Morehead. Pallbearers will be David Hamm, David Lewis, Jim Reynolds, T. J. Reynolds, Phil Day and Phil Day Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Baker and Cecil Ison. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead. The Morehead News - 2/27/14
Morris "Mick" Roe, 84, of Olive Hill, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 26, 2014, at his residence. He was born May 21, 1929, in Carter County, a son of the late William and Judy Holbrook Roe. Mick was of the Christian faith and a member of the Olive Hill Wesleyan Church. He loved playing music, traveling and spending time with his friends and family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Gladys Wells Roe; two brothers, Talmadge Roe and Ernie Roe; and one sister, Alma Patton. Mick is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Robert and Brenda Roe of Foley, Ala., and Mike and Delorise Roe of Paintsville; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Butch Hanshaw of Olive Hill; seven grandchildren, Timothy Hanshaw, Melissa Hanshaw Bailey, Wesley Hanshaw, Breanna Kingsbury, Gary Michael Roe, Ashley Branham and Kimberly Handshoe; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ethel Patton of Grayson. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Olive Hill Wesleyan Church in Olive Hill with his grandson Gary Roe and Pastor Allen Wells officiating. Burial will follow in the Wells Family Cemetery on Three Pine in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the Olive Hill Wesleyan Church. Mick’s grandsons and great grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Mitchell Roe, Roy Roe, Willie Dee Patton and Ray Riddle. Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill is caring for all arrangements for Mr. Morris "Mick" Roe. The Morehead News Journal-Times - 2/27/14
Cheryl Johnson, 66, of Grayson, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at her daughter’s residence. She was born May 8, 1947, in Lancaster, Ohio, a daughter of the late Ernest and Evelyn Fisher Grimm. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold Johnson; four brothers, Harold, Robert, Ted and Jack Grimm; and two sisters, Betty Meyers and Jean Smith. She was a seamstress with Jenny-Sara Creations of Grayson and was self-employed. She is survived by a daughter, Crystel Johnson of Grayson; a son, Jason Lee (Connie Vanderpool) Johnson of West Liberty; three sisters, Dorothy Roth of Garden City, Mich., Mary Roth of Wayne, Mich., and Rosie Dumolt of Thornville, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Barb Grimm of Hopewell, Ohio; and five grandchildren, Shawna, Hanah, Rebeka, Jayson and Nicole. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson. Burial followed in the Sexton Cemetery on Davey’s Run. The Morehead News Journal-Times - 3/04/14
Walter Earl Sparks, 64, of Grayson, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. He was born Dec. 16, 1949, in Ashland. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast. Arrangements are under the direction of the Duvall & Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Olive Hill. The Morehead News - 3/04/14
Bruce A. Lawhorn, 50, of Mansfield, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014, at his residence following a brief illness. Bruce was born on Aug. 31, 1963, in Mansfield. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Dean Road Freewill Baptist Church, 1169 Mill St, Mansfield. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor Earl Tackett officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Owens Cemetery, Smokey Valley. Werner Gompf Funeral Services in Mansfield is handling the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Werner-Gompf Funeral Services. A benefit dinner will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the church. Duvall & Moore Funeral Home in Olive Hill is in charge of local arrangements. The Morehead News - 3/04/14
Roger Lee Hilderbrand, 66, of US 60 East, Morehead, passed away Sunday evening, March 2, 2014, at the Cornerstone Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. He was born Aug. 17, 1947, in Carter County, a son of the late Luster Arnold and Nadine Thompson Helderbrand. Roger retired from Morehead State University and was a member of the Soldier Church of God for more than 30 years. He enjoyed going to church, fishing, hunting and farming. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Helderbrand. Roger is survived by his wife of 44 years, Janice Catron Hilderbrand; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila and William Roe of Frankfort and Jessica and Eric Cooper of Morehead; his first grandchild on the way; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Marcella and Phillip Alexander of Willis, Texas, Hazel and Ed Branham of Olive Hill and Esther and Keith Bays of Olive Hill; and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Clifford "Tippy" Price and Brother Gayle Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Brown Cemetery in Morehead. Friends may visit from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, and until the service hour Friday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164. David Burton, Randall Catron, Dennis Catron, Chester Catron, Martin Branham, Brian Burton and Barry Riley will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Talmadge Catron, Denver Collins, Jon Holbrook, Elbert Catron, Wes Black and Greg Rayburn. The Morehead News Journal-Times - 3/04/14
Wilma Jean Davis Moreland, 83, of Olive Hill, passed away Monday morning, March 3, 2014, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. She was born Oct. 24, 1930, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Ralph and Ruby Rose Davis. Wilma was a member of the Gregoryville Christian Holiness Church and a homemaker. She loved reading and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Deward Moreland Jr.; one son, Danny Moreland; three brothers, Frank Galligher, Dexter Davis and William Ralph Davis; one sister, Patsy Davis; and one stepsister, Vada Sue Johnson. Wilma is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Manuel and Tammy Moreland of Grahn; one daughter, Diana Moreland of Grahn; seven grandchildren, Paula Moreland Kouns, Donita Shaffer, Bonita Johnson, Susan Moreland Novak, Jason Moreland, Danielle Moreland and Crystal Waugh; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Burnis Galligher of Hallsville, Mo.; and one stepsister, Bonnie Pierce of Lexington. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill with Brother Lewis Davis and Brother Gary Sparks officiating. Burial will follow in the Olive Hill Memorial Park. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, and until the service hour Friday at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home, 145 Gearhart Street, Olive Hill, KY 41164. Matthew Kouns, Chad Vanlandingham, Brad Vanlandingham, Joe Moreland, Jeff Wellman, Ardie Johnson and Steven Young will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Chapman, Ray Stevens, Mike James, Tom McGuire and Steve Burchett. The Morehead News Journal-Times - 3/04/14
Marjorie Kiser, 91, of Olive Hill, passed away Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014, at Ridgeway Nursing and Rehabilitation in Owingsville. She was born Dec. 18, 1922, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Harry and Lillie Debord Kiser. Marjorie was of the Christian faith and was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, doing crafts, making beads for the women in the nursing home and spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Moore; two daughters, Rita Eden and Linda Duncan; two brothers, Vernon Kiser and Jay Kiser; and six sisters, Nell Bucher, June Rabourn, Helen Fees, Jackie Cotton, Phyllis Bruni and Vivian Kiser. Marjorie is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Vivian Kiser of Waverly, Tenn.; one sister, Bonnie Cobbs of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill with Brother Allen Wells officiating. Burial will follow in the Kiser Cemetery on Bens Run in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, and until the service hour Thursday at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home, 145 Gearhart Street, Olive Hill, KY 41164. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The Morehead News 3/04/14
NORFOLK - Gaines Edgar Walker, 85, passed away May 30, 2009, in a Norfolk hospital. He was the son of the late Harry and Betty Adams, and the widower of Alice C. Walker. He retired as a chief radioman from the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Ocean View Baptist Church, Willard Masonic Lodge No. 626 AF&AM, Willard, Ky., Ocean View Masonic Lodge No. 335 AF&AM, Norfolk, Khedive Shrine Temple, Norfolk Scottish Rite Bodies and York Rite (Knights Templar), Norfolk, Order of Eastern Star (OES) Chapter No. 34, Norfolk, Norfolk Royal Arch Chapter No. 1, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) No. 3160, Norfolk, American Legion Post No. 327, Norfolk, and he was a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by three brothers, Wilbur H. Walker of Scott Depot, W.Va., Calvin W. Walker of Powhatan Point, Ohio, and Leondas E. Walker of Grayson, Ky. He is also survived by a beloved friend, Lillian White of Norfolk. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. Ernest Trueblood. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will be at the funeral home today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Published in The Virginian Pilot from June 2 to June 3, 2009
Milton W. "Red," of "Tanglewood Shores," Bracey, died September 10, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Louise M. Tanner; two sons, Robert W. Tanner of Mechanicsville, and Jerry L. Tanner of Brodnax; three sisters, Mildred Glasscock and Shirley Lundy, both of Brodnax, and Frances Roseberry of Grayson, Ky.; his brother, Clifton D. Tanner of Brodnax; four grandchildren, Rachel, Meredith, Kyle and Clarie Tanner. A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory, with interment in Crestview Memorial Park. Visitation will be Sunday 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions to Sanford Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. Box 361, Brodnax, Va. 23920 or the Brodnax Volunteer Fire Department, 724 Piney Pond Road, Brodnax. Richmond Times-Dispatch.
NEWPORT NEWS - Monday, Sept. 9, 2002 Brenda G. Spangler at her home entered into eternal peace after a long battle with cancer. She was born August 10, 1940, in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and moved to Newport News in 1959. In 1973, she became a bus driver for the city of Newport News and drove until her retirement in 3/02. She really enjoyed driving the bus and no matter where she went she made lots of friends. She was willing to help anyone she could whenever she could. A loving mother and friend. She is preceded in death by her father, Walter O. Shepard, and granddaughter, Sarah R. Spangler, "Little Sarah." She is survived by her mother, Sarah G. Shepard of Syracuse, N.Y.; three daughters, Brenda S. Johnson of Newport News, Sarah R. Anderson (Michael Anderson) of Chesapeake, Va., and Christine F. Spangler of Newport News, Va.; three granddaughters, Kristina R. Johnson, Crystal M. Anderson and Tiffany N. Anderson. She also leaves her brother, Walter O. Shepard Jr. of Fayettville, N.Y., and a sister, Faith Webster of Grayson, Ky.; a host of nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 895 Middle Ground Blvd., Suite 154, Newport News, VA 23606 and Newport News Park Wildlife Fund, 13560 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23603. A celebration of her life will be held on Sept. 15, 2002, at 2:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Family will receive friends afterwards. Published in Daily Press from Sept. 12 to Sept. 13, 2002
CHESAPEAKE - Regina C. "Jean" Hobday, 84, went to be with the Lord Oct. 28, 2008. Regina was born in Grayson, Ky., the daughter of the late Roy and Maggie Mabel Burnett Carroll. Regina was a member of Western Branch Community Church. Mrs. Hobday is survived by her husband of more than 53 years, James Hobday Jr. and her sons, James H. Hobday III and Gary R. Montague and his wife Kum; grandchildren, James H. Hobday IV and Nicole Marie Hobday; her sisters, Phyllis Mabe and her husband Dennis, Brenda Boone and her husband Lee, Sandra Combs and her husband Kenneth; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. A funeral to celebrate Regina's life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Loving Funeral Home, 3325 Academy Ave., Portsmouth. Burial will follow the service in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Published in The Virginian Pilot on Oct. 30, 2008
SMITHFIELD - Ellen Gertrude Boyce Copeland, age 81, a loving mother and beloved wife, died Nov. 29, 2003, in Tandem Health Care of Windsor, Va., peacefully after a long illness. Gertrude was a native of North Carolina but married and lived most of her days in the Smithfield and Chuckatuck, Va., area. She was a stay at home mom for all of her children and later enjoyed doing daycare. She also enjoyed working outside the home in sales and catering. Gertrude was a member of Whiteheads Grove Baptist Church. Gertrude was the daughter of the late Vandy Earnest Boyce and Rosa Etta Bryum Boyce. Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband, Delton Maurice Copeland Sr.; infant son, Adrian Lee Copeland; three brothers, Wilford Vandy Boyce, David Ernest Boyce, and Robert Lee Boyce; and two sisters, Roxie Boyce Daniels and Marie Boyce Matthews. Survivors include two sons, Delton Maurice Copeland Jr. of Suffolk and Joseph Ray Copeland of Grayson, Ky.; two daughters, Mary Ann Copeland Little Low of Sacramento, Calif., and Bonnie Gay Riggs of Shiloh, N.C.; and two sisters, Edna Mae Boyce Byrum of Tyner, N.C., and Naoma Boyce Bunch of Edenton, N.C.; five grandsons, Ronald Wilson 'Ron' Little Jr. of Sacramento, Calif., William Vincent Gay and Shannon Dale Gay, both of Rescue, Va., Michael Daven Copeland and Christopher Jason Copeland, both of Grayson, Ky.; plus two step-grandchildren, Greg Low and Dawn Low Keckin from California. Gertrude also had two great-grandsons, one great-granddaughter, and 10 step-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, Va. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at St. Luke’s Memorial Park, Smithfield, with the Rev. Russell O. Leonard officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made o the American Heart Association, Isle of Wight Chapter, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, will be handling arrangements. Published in Daily Press on Dec. 1, 2003
ALEXANDRIA - Frances Marion (Ashby) Wright, 85, left her beloved family and devoted friends peacefully and painlessly at 9:10 a.m., Oct. 22, 2010.She was born in Newport News, Va., and lived her first five years at 212 50th Street, a short distance from the shipyard, moving in 1930 to a home built by her parents on the banks of the James River a half mile north of Hilton Village. She attended Hilton Elementary School and Morrison High School and graduated from Newport News High School in 1942. She worshiped with her family at Grace Methodist Church (now Noland Memorial United Methodist Church). Frances graduated from Maryville College with a B.A. in music in 1946, taught piano in the family home for a year and then was a teacher at the grade school she had attended, Hilton Elementary, for several years. She taught at Erie School in Olive Hill, Ky., from 1950 to 1952 and later at Weyanoke Elementary School in Fairfax County, Va. Frances met her husband, Dr. John W. "Jack" Wright, on a canoe trip in Canada in 1955. Jack became a physicist at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., and Frances continued to teach. After their marriage they became the happy and loving parents of two children, Marion and Fred. Their home in Accokeek, Md., was built for their shared love of music and folk dancing, and was the site of many happy gatherings featuring friendship, music and dancing. Frances and Jack loved the natural world and enjoyed a variety of adventures, from raising Nubian goats, to cycling with Marion and Fred on vacations in such disparate landscapes as Prince Edward Island, Canada, the mountains of New Hampshire and the lowlands of Florida.Tragically, Frances and Fred lost Jack and Marion to an automobile accident in November of 1978. Supported by her deep love of Fred, the members of Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, and her family and friends, Frances built a full and happy life. She traveled widely and often, surrounding herself with music. She was instrumental in organizing the Davies Concert Series at her church, a series that continues to sponsor five or six concerts each year. In 1993 she accompanied a friend, a violinist in the National Symphony Orchestra, to Russia and heard it play Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture in Red Square. Frances shared every space she ever lived in, and many were the grateful recipients of her kindness. Last year, after moving to a retirement home and no longer able to host the annual evening of holiday music in her own home, some of her friends brought their musical instruments and held a holiday sing with her in the retirement home. One friend played the piano that Frances had given to the home when she moved there in the spring of 2009. Frances leaves her son, Fred Wright, her daughter-in-law, Kim, and her grandson, Jack. She also leaves her sisters, Margaret Williams of Lexington, Va., and Lillia McCracken of San Jose California; and her brother, Ted Ashby, of Fairfax, Va.; as well as many nieces and nephews, and friends too numerous to count.A memorial service will be held at Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road, Camp Springs, MD 20748, at 2 p.m., Nov. 7, 2010. Daily Press from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2010
Norman P. Walters VIRGINIA BEACH - Norman Preston Walters, 96, known lovingly to family as "Normps," peacefully went to his eternal rest Feb. 14, 2009. Born in Olive Hill, Ky., he was raised in Milwaukee, by Amy and Tom Walters. He left his wife and young son when he enlisted in the Army during World War II and was wounded in Germany receiving the Purple Heart, American Theater and Central European Ribbons with two Bronze Stars. After spending five years in Army hospitals, recovering from his war injuries he worked for and became co-owner of Plywood Inc. and Clint's Hardware and Building Supplies for many years. He loved Milwaukee and especially loved fishing and hunting deer up in northern Wisconsin. Upon the death of his wife, Beverly, in 1992, he moved to Virginia Beach to be near family who welcomed him with open arms! He had a whole second chapter to his long life living at the Atria and had many friends there who will also miss him. He was an "Ambassador" and on the Ambassador Committee and joined in all the activities offered including water color painting at age 92! They lovingly referred to him as the "Mayor." He also wrote a monthly, "Norm's Catchy Corner," for the Atria newsletter. They were his second family. He leaves behind to cherish his loving memory his only son, David Walters, his wife Carol; two grandchildren, D.J. Walters and Vikki Walters Camp and her husband, Ed Camp; five great-grandchildren, Olivia, Asa, Elizabeth, David III "Trey" and Emilee. The family would like to thank Laurie and the wonderful loving nursing staff on 2nd floor, "Father loved all of you." A memorial service will be held Friday at 4 p.m. in Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 424 Kings Grant Road, Virginia Beach. Interment will be at a later date in Christ Church, Whitefish Bay, Wis. Altmeyer Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the "Columbarium Fund" at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 424 Kings Grant Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. The Virginian Pilot - Feb. 18, 2009
PENHOOK, VA: Mary Louise Stegall, age 69, of Penhook, VA, died Thursday, October 15, 2009 at her residence. Born May 1, 1940 in Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Harold Frazier and Alberta Harr Smith. She was predeceased by a daughter, Annette Louise Striblin. She was a Dietary Supervisor for Mansfield General Hospital in Mansfield, Ohio. She was an animal lover, and enjoyed gardening and flowers. She is survived by two sons, Gary Stegall and wife, Sherri of Greensboro, NC, and Billy Stegall and wife, Gail of Triangle, VA; a brother, Clyde Smith of Olive Hill, KY; and a sister, Helen Sue Buckner of Clearfield, KY; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. The family will receive family and friends to celebrate her life on Sunday, October 18, 2009 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home. Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna, VA, is in charge of arrangements. Published in the News Journal on Oct. 17, 2009
William Carroll LOWE LOWE, William Carroll, 70, of Richmond, Va., died on January 3, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his father, William Clarence Lowe of Ashland, Ky.; his mother, Jess Celeste (Raybourn) Lowe of Olive Hill, Ky.; and also by his brother, Kenneth Michael Lowe of Richmond. Surviving are his wife, Beverley Lynn (Watson) Lowe of Richmond; daughter, Tonya Carroll Pinter of Beaverdam; and two grandchildren, Dakota Matthew Johnston and Jacob David Mitchell Gray. Bill retired from the Richmond Police Department with 25 years service. After his retirement, he was employed as a security supervisor for Wackenhut Security under contract for Philip Morris; director of security for the Jefferson Hotel; and retired as investigator for the Venetian and Palazzo Hotel Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nev. His last employment was with Bennett Funeral Home, Mechanicsville, Va. He was an active member of the Richmond Retired Police Officers Association; active member, Richmond Fraternal Order of Police; and active member, Blue Knights Virginia III Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club. The visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9 at the Mechanicsville Chapel, Bennett Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the VCU Massey Cancer Center. Richmond Times-Dispatch.
YORKTOWN - Ethel D. Hardin, age 95, died Monday, April 15, 2002, in The York Convalescent Center, Yorktown, Va. Mrs. Hardin was born in Olive Hill, Ky.; was a former resident of Greenup County, Ky.; and spent most of her life in York County, Va. She was a member of Regular Baptist Church in South Shore, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Hardin, and is survived by her daughter, Daphne Faye Hardin Johnson, and her husband, Robert L. Johnson Jr. She is also survived by a granddaughter, Jennifer J. Goodeyon of Mechanicsville, Va.; a grandson, Daniel W. Johnson, and his wife, Lisa, of Newport News, Va.; a grandson, W. Douglas Johnson of Gloucester, Va.; four great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughter. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 22, in Morton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Hardin Cemetery, Siloam, Ky. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 895 Middle Ground Blvd., Suite 154, Newport News, VA 23606. 602 Children's Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507. Published in Daily Press on Apr. 17, 2002
Norma B. Hamm VIRGINIA BEACH - Norma Jewel Blevins Hamm, 87, passed away Sept. 8, 2008, in Decatur, Ala. She was born March 9, 1921, in Ashland, Ky., to the late Watt Blevins and Martha Jane Brown Blevins. She is survived by two sons, Jimmie Heisler Sr. of Decatur and David Hamm of Somerville, Fla.; two daughters, ,Deborah Gibson of Grandy, N.C., and Jane Reed of Decatur; 12 grandchildren, Krista Hill of Cleveland, Tenn., Jimmie Heisler Jr. of Elba, Ala., Desiree Hamm, David Hamm, Danielle Hamm and Paul Hamm, all of Nags Head, N.C., Norma (Wendy) Meadows of Powells Point, N.C., George Trumps of Baltimore, Edith Smith of Grandy, Keith Gibson of Powells Point, Shannon Rutledge of Powells Point and Stephen Reed of Decatur; 21 great-grandchildren and one on the way; and one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Rollie Blevins of Olive Hill, Ky., and Gerald Blevins of Gainesville, Fla.; and two sisters, Eula Oney of Raceland, Ky., and Jackie Smith of Flatwoods, Ky. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, with the Rev. William Samuel Marriner officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.
NORFOLK Wayne Jacob Edison, a devout Baptist, was born Oct. 30, 1922, in Olive Hill, Ky., and passed away Sept. 25, 2009, at 86 years of age, in his home with loved ones by his side. He served in the United States Navy for 20 years and was a veteran of World War II. Wayne retired as a chief gunners mate on July 1, 1960. Following his military service, Wayne continued public service as a member of the U.S. postal service for an additional 20 years. Wayne is survived by his dear friend, Gaye McGinn; her daughters, Charlotte McGinn, Linda Porter and husband Rod and Bonnie McGinn; three grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. He also leaves behind a daughter, Debbie Hanson and husband Vernon of Birmingham, Ala.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and daughter-in-law, Anita Edison of Virginia Beach. Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Pearle and their son, Dwayne Edison. Wayne was a member of the 60 plus club, the Masonic Lodge, Elk Lodge, Moose Lodge, Fleet Reserve, American Legion, and the VFW. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, 818 Norview Ave., Norfolk, VA 23509, with inurnment to follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the funeral home. For directions, please call (757) 855-5558. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory. Published in The Virginian Pilot on Sept. 30, 2009
Carolyn L. Dotzler VIRGINIA BEACH - Carolyn LeMoyne Dotzler, 74, passed away on Aug. 16, 2010. She was born on April 21, 1936 in Olive Hill, Ky., and settled in Virginia Beach with her husband in 1960 to raise their four children. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Ira Dotzler Sr. and is survived by three daughters, Teresa Dotzler Reyes and husband Frank, Laura Marie Watts and husband Sam and Kathryn Ann Hunter and husband David; a son, Donald Ira Dotzler Jr.; 11 grandchildren, Maria, Alexandra, Daniel and Frankie Reyes, Donald Ira Dotzler III, Andrea, Melissa, Samuel and Jeremy Watts, Maria Vogler and Carolyn Hunter; and a great-grandson, Austin Vogler. A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, corner of Stockley Gardens and Princess Anne Road in Ghent. Cremation & Funeral Services of Tidewater assisted the family. Published in The Virginian Pilot from Aug. 21 to Aug. 22, 2010
Jerrel Madison Crockett Sr., 59, of Boyce died Saturday at Winchester Medical Center. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Christ Church in Millwood by the Rev. Anne Manson. Burial will be in Ohio. Mr. Crockett was born May 7, 1949, in Elliott County, Ky., son of Claude and Dessie Peach Crockett. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was the manager of Callendar Farm. He was a member of the VFW in Berryville. Surviving are a son, Jerrel Madison Crockett Jr. of Niles, Ohio; a daughter, Natasha Camille Crockett of Youngstown, Ohio; three sisters, Annabelle Crislip of Morgantown, W.Va., Pauline Mitts of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Yvonne Joan Crockett of Olive Hill, Ky.; four brothers, Roger Crockett of Wagener, S.C., John Crockett of Mt. Jackson, Silas Crockett of Niles and Johnny Ray Crockett of Boyce; 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Arrangements are being handled by the Enders & Shirley Funeral Home in Berryville
NEWPORT NEWS Clarence Evan Bush, 85, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004. A native of Harlan County, Ky., Mr. Bush had been a Peninsula resident since 1961. Mr. Bush was a retired mineworker from Westmoreland Coal Company. He also worked as a lineman for J. T. Wharton Company. He was a member of the United Mineworkers of America. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Elsie Bush; two daughters, Loretta Goodpaster and her husband, Rod, of League City, Texas, and Lynn Robeson of Newport News; two sons, Delano Bush and his wife, Linda, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Jimmy Bush and his wife, Joan, of Wildwood, Fla.; one sister, Dolly Scarborough of Olive Hill, Ky.; two brothers, Carl Bush of West Alexandria, Ohio, and Henry Bush of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; 10 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 27, in W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 28, in the chapel of W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ben Rooker officiating. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church, 1024 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23601. Published in Daily Press on May 26, 2004
Carl Wesley Vallance 88 years old…Born March 18, 1918, at Holden, WV, died at Hospice House of Huntington, Saturday, May 27, 2006. Carl was the first son of Alfred Vallance, Senior (Sep 24, 1886--April 21, 1968) and Ina Deer Vallance (Jan 26, 1894--March 16, 1953). Both parents were born with twin siblings. He was graduated from Kitt’s Hill High School, OH, in 1936, with highest grade honors in his class. Carl was married to Laura LaVerne Hall, Nov 12, 1939 in Grayson, KY; their first home was in Monaville, WV, where he was employed by Island Creek Coal Co. as a carpenter. They had two sons, Robert Carl Vallance (Sep. 9,1941—March 11, 2006) and James Edward Vallance. He is survived by his loving wife, LaVerne; youngest son, James, and wife, Lois, of LaVergne, TN; a daughter-in-law, Marybeth Nuzum Vallance and her daughter, Sara Elizabeth Murray of Huntington, three grandchildren, Robert Ryan Vallance, wife, Elizabeth and sons, Andrew and David, of South Riding, VA, Sara Michelle V. Nash, husband, Tony, and daughters, Emily, Layne and Genna, of Smyrna, TN, and Lara Jane V. Nash, husband Zachary, daughters, Kate and Grace, of Milan, TN; two brothers, Sanford Clifford Vallance of Florida, Jack Franklin Vallance and wife, Carolyn, of Huntington, WV, and sister-in-law, Zelmalee Evans Vallance of Gallipolis, OH. Carl was predeceased by his parents, one brother, Alfred Vallance, Jr., of Gallipolis, OH, one sister, Loretta May Vallance Smith of Monaville, WV, and a son, Robert Carl Vallance, Huntington, WV. For many years Carl was bi-vocational, working full time as a Master carpenter in the Huntington area, building, selling and remodeling homes. His greatest joy in woodworking was cabinet construction. He taught both sons the trade in their formative years. In his later years Carl was a member of the local carpenter’s union until retirement age. He also served as a church pastor for over 68 years of active ministry. Carl considered the most important happening in his young life occurred May 10, 1938, when he asked Jesus Christ to forgive his sins, and was saved. He immediately began to preach, was licensed and ordained in the West Virginia Yearly Meeting of Free Will Baptists, which later became a part of the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Inc., and was faithful in his service to God for all his life. More than 20 men accepted the call to preach through his ministry. One of his favorite sayings which he quoted often was “When you accept the call to preach, you must be ready to preach, pray or die.” He was known as a man of prayer. His work included numberless revivals from Canada to Florida. His spiritual impact on West Virginia, the United States and worldwide, will continue through the many lives he touched with the message of the Gospel. He always promoted Bible education, missions and the denominational ministries of Free Will Baptists. Carl was called to pastor churches, but his ministry always reached into the community city-wide where he served, and extended through the United States by his love for people. His first pastorates included these churches in Logan County, WV: Holden #7& #8 Community Church, Holden #22 Community Church, Pine Creek Church at Omar, and Monaville Community Church, which through his leadership became Monaville Free Will Baptist Church. While there, he once preached to over 3,000 in an open air service without aid of voice amplification. He was noted for the loudness of his voice, his knowledge of the scripture, his authority in the pulpit and his abiding concern for the spiritual needs of the people as he preached. In October 1950 the family moved to Huntington, in Cabell County, WV when he accepted the pastorate of Thomas Memorial FWB Church. He served there for 26 years, until 1976. In those years the church enjoyed growth to over 500 in attendance, and underwent several expansions of the property. Pastor Vallance and his wife hosted 15 trips to Israel, beginning in Christmas of 1969. They introduced hundreds of travelers to the awesome experience of walking in the footsteps of Jesus in the Holy Land. He became founding pastor of Central FWB in Huntington, in 1976, where he ministered until retirement in 1994. During his pastorate the church purchased property at 6th Ave and 5th Street. He was overseer of construction of the new worship center in 1980, using plans drawn by his son, Robert, a civil engineer. With Carl’s leadership the church purchased four plots of property to provide growth opportunity for the church. He and his family became charter members of the church, and he remained a faithful and loyal servant until his death. In the service of his denomination, Carl began his ministry in the Yearly Meeting of Free Will Baptists in WV. He was in attendance at the organizational meeting of the WV Free Will Baptist State Association, and was a pioneer in this ministry. He served many years in such positions as Moderator, Parliamentarian, and Foreign Missions Board member. He was elected as the General Board member, making him the representative of the WV state ministry to the National Association. He began attending the National Association of FWB in 1947, and only missed three meetings due to illness. He also served as Executive Committee member on the national level, helping to oversee the ministry operations of the National Executive Office, and plan programs for annual National Conventions. Using his lifelong experience as a carpenter, he went on one mission building trip to Haiti. The visitation will be at Central Free Will Baptist Church, 6th Avenue at 5th Street, Huntington, WV, on Tuesday, May 30, 2006, 5:00 – 8:00pm. Presiding at the funeral service Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 11:00am at the Church will be Rev. Steve Williams, Pastor of Central FWB, Rev. Luther Morgan and Rev. Ray Williamson. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Garden Barboursville, WV. Special music will be by Jim Hutchison, soloist and Wayne Doss, pianist. A special section will be reserved for visiting fellow ministers and their wives, as well as Deacons and their wives. Pallbearers are Gary Workman, Sharrell Anderson, Bob Lipscomb, Mike Copley, Bill Webb, and David Barnett. Special thanks to Doctors James Goetz and Sangetta Amin, their Nurses and Staff at the Oncology Department of HIMG and the caregivers at Hospice House of Huntington. The family expresses their thanks for the prayers, gifts of food and flowers, and condolences from the members of Central FWB church, the extended churches in the Tri-state area and the multitude of friends, neighbors and business acquaintances. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial gifts be made to Central Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, 451 Sixth Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701 or Gideons International. Beard Mortuary, Huntington is in charge of the arrangements.
Patsy Kay Smith, 65, of Grayson, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. She was born May 22, 1948, in Carter County, a daughter of Kathleen McKinney Gollihue and the late Kenneth Gollihue. Pat was a licensed beautician with the state of Kentucky and was retired proprietor of Touch of Class Beauty Salon in Grayson. She was preceded by one brother, Earl Walter Gollihue. She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Keith Allard Smith; three sons, Paul Randall Rogers and wife Clayetta of Maysville, David Warren Rogers and life partner Rod Goins of Salisbury. N.C., and Christopher Lee Rogers and wife Nancy of Edmond, Okla.; one sister, Rita Denief of Richmond; four brothers, John Gollihue of Grayson, Jerry Gollihue of Tucson, Ariz., and Timothy Gollihue of Bruin; and one granddaughter, Evelyn Paulette Rogers. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Oak Grove Church of Christ with Delmar Rogers and Donald Damron ministers. Burial will be in the Elliott County Memorial Gardens in Sandy Hook. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Malone Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Friday at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to KY Arthritis Foundation, 169 E. Reynolds Rd, Lexington, KY. The Morehead News - 2/25/14
ANN QUINN MORRISON, 85, of Trenton, Ga., formerly of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away February 17, 2014. She was the owner of Martha Road Monogram, Barboursville. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Rev. Flem A. Arrowood, Rev. Glen Arrowood, and Rev. Shady Walters. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. She was born January 25, 1929, in Whitehouse, Ky., a daughter of the late George and Emma Walters Dutton. She was also preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Morrison; two brothers, William Allen and Charles E. Dutton. She is survived by two sons, Earnest Stanaford of Trenton, Ga., and Michael Stanaford of Grayson, Ky.; stepdaughter Brenda Morrison of California, stepson Bobby Gail Morrison of Virginia; sisters Clara Bell Davis and Floretta Blair both of Willowick, Ohio; brothers Arnold and Roger Dutton, both of Mentor, Ohio; Jess Davis, who treated Ann as his sister; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and five great- great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. Published in The Herald-Dispatch from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2014
KEITH LOWELL MCDAVID, 56, of Louisville, Ky., son of Robert L. McDavid, died Feb. 27. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Everman Cemetery in Grayson, Ky. Published in The Herald-Dispatch on Mar. 2, 2014
CHERYL JOHNSON, 66, of Grayson, Ky., widow of Harold Johnson, died Feb. 17 at her daughter's home. She was a seamstress with Jenny-Sara Creations of Grayson. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Sparks Funeral Home, Grayson; burial in Sexton Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Published in The Herald-Dispatch on Feb. 19, 2014
Kathy Lee Carroll Forrest, 51, went to be with her Lord Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. Kathy was born April 4, 1962, in Grayson, daughter of Dorothy Glass Carroll of Grayson and the late George Carroll. She was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Carroll. Kathy worked as a kindergarten teacher’s aide at Prichard Elementary School. Kathy was a past president for the Women’s Auxiliary American Legion Post No. 138 of Olive Hill and past secretary for Veteran’s Foreign Wars Post No. 3705 of Grayson. Kathy had a deep compassion for children and loved to volunteer. Her goal in life was to always put others first. Including her mother, Kathy is survived by her husband of 12 years, Jim Forrest; a daughter, Ashley (Stephen) Parker of Oahu, Hawaii; a sister, Carolyn (Jim) Thompson of Mt. Sterling; and a brother, George “Buzzy” Carroll of Carter City. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Bradley Cotten officiating. Burial will follow in the Carroll Family Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
MARTHA COLEMAN, 89, of Rush, Ky., widow of Dan Coleman, died Feb. 10 in Edgewood Manor Nursing Home, Lucasville, Ohio. She worked for Johnson's Nursery in Rush. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Sparks Funeral Home, Grayson, Ky.; burial in Coalton Community Cemetery. Visitation two hours before service. Published in The Herald-Dispatch on Feb. 12, 2014
Howard Clay, 72, of Wurtland, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at his residence. He was born June 1, 1941, at Denton, a son of the late John Stephen and Carma Bellew Clay. Howard was the owner of Carlisle Plastics Company in New Carlisle, Ohio, and a member of the Masonic F. & A.M. No. 100 of New Carlisle. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Cline Clay, and a sister, Charlotte Clay. His survivors include his wife of 38 years, Rita Gilpin Clay of Wurtland; two daughters, Cynthia Anne (James) Thomas of Bellbrooke, Ohio, and Tamara Sue Conley of Springfield, Ohio; one sister, Betty Bowling of Willard; two brothers, James Clay of Troy, Ohio, and Marion Clay of Taylorsville, Ga.; six grandchildren, Cassandra Clay, Brittany Scott, Chelsea Conley, Amanda Jenkins, Allison Conley and Andrew Thomas; and two great-grandchildren, Maddox Clay Flatt and Kanon Carlisle Flatt. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Tim French officiating. Masonic rites will be at 12:30 p.m. Entombment will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Saturday until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101. The Morehead News Journal-Times - 2/26/14
Our very special and wonderful son, Matthew Scott Chapman, 17, of Huntington, passed away Friday, November 3, 2006 in Huntington. Funeral service will be conducted 2 PM, Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at Beard Mortuary with Rev. Jerry Ryder officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. Pallbearers will be Thomas McComas, Sean Carey, Shannon Lewis, Darrick Lewis, Chad Adkins, and Bucky Buchanan. He was born March 29, 1989 in Huntington, WV, beloved son of Kenny and Barbara Chapman of Huntington. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Rex Scarberry. In addition to his parents, Kenny and Barbara he is also survived by his sister, Christina “Chrissy” Chapman of Huntington; paternal grandparents, Darrell and Phyllis Chapman of Lesage; maternal grandmother, Alta Scarberry of Huntington; his aunts, Lugenia Walizer of Huntington and Tanya Justice of Grayson, KY; his uncles, Toby Chapman of Huntington, Jeff Chapman of Proctorville, OH, and Rex Allen Scarberry of Huntington; very special aunt, Kelli King and her husband, Jimmy of Huntington; cousins, Shane, Chris, Shannon, Shawn, Steven, Mandi, Brady, Sam, Kaylan, Eric, Joseph, and James; and many friends. Matt was always full of life and very outgoing. He enjoyed life to its fullest. We will miss his blue eyes and his smile. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 7, 2006 from 5 to 9 PM at Beard Mortuary.
Theresa Lynn Baker, age 49 of Huntington, WV, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Hospice of Huntington. She was born on May 1, 1963 in Cleveland, OH, the daughter of Wilda Mae Warner Cook of Harrisonburg, VA and the late Arnold Lester “Tinker” Cook. Theresa married Johnny Ray Baker, who lives in Huntington. She was a graduate of Circleville High School, was a Methodist by faith and was a Tow Truck Driver for Baker Towing. In addition to her mother and husband, Theresa is survived by: a daughter, Janice Faye Watson of Grayson, KY; 3 sons, Davie Lester Baker of Huntington, Philip Ray Baker of Newkent, VA, Kevin Roy Baker of Huntington; 2 sisters, Debbie Newcomb and husband John of Harrisonburg, Melissa Cook of Harrisonburg; a half sister, April Cook of Petersburg, WV; a brother, Robert Cook and wife Angie of Brandywine, WV; a half brother, Wesley Cook of Franklin, WV; and 5 grandchildren. In addition to her father, Theresa was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Lynn. A Celebration of Life will be conducted by Rev. Randy Miller on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin. Interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Franklin.
ROBERT M. BAKER, 72, of South Point, Ohio passed away at his home on Friday February 7, 2014. He was born August 27, 1941, to the late William and Jane Baker. He is survived by four siblings, Frances Oney of Grayson, Ky., Martha (Charles) Robertson of Middletown, Ohio, Joe (Karen) Baker of South Point, Ohio, and Mike (Michelle) Baker of Jacksonville, N.C.; nieces and nephews Darlene (Mike) Shaffer and their family, Bill (Kristen) Baker, Tyler Baker and Regan Baker; his best friend Tom (Barbara) Murdock; and all his brothers and sisters at Rome Church of Christ. He was a member of the Rome Church of Christ and he delivered flowers for many years in the Tri-State area. A memorial service will be held at noon Friday, February 14, 2014, at Kenova Church of Christ, 1801 Chestnut Street, Kenova, WV by Minister Brad Poe from Rome Church of Christ. Hall Funeral Home Proctorville, Ohio is in charge of arrangements. Published in The Herald-Dispatch from Feb. 8 to Feb. 13, 2014
EMMA HATTIE BAIR, 85, of Grayson, Ky., widow of Eddie Bair, died Feb. 24 in Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a former office manager for Danny Howard D.D.S. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sparks Funeral Home, Grayson; burial in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Published in The Herald-Dispatch on Feb. 26, 2014
SOUTH POINT: Gerald D. Marr, Sr., 80, of South Point, OH, died Monday August 19, 2013 at the Emogene Dolen Jones Hospice House. Memorial funeral service will be conducted 5:00 PM Friday, August 23, 2013 at Chapman's Mortuary Huntington with Dr. David B. Lemming officiating. Gerald was born June 23, 1933 in Licking, MO., a son of the late Franklin Charles & Mildred Keeney Marr. He was a retired Supervisor from Steel of West Virginia after 32 years of service, and a member of Lewis Memorial Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a grandson; and a brother, Franklin Marr, Jr. Survivors include two daughters, Patty Radebaugh of Marion, OH, and Rebecca Gilliam and husband, William of Olive Hill, KY; two sons, Gerald D. Marr, Jr. and wife, Johnna and Charles Marr and wife Helen all of Marion; several step-children; one sister, Bernadean Shults of Licking, MO; one brother, Robert Marr of Rolla, MO; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, numerous step grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends after 4:00 PM Friday at the funeral home. Published in the The Marion Star on Aug. 22, 2013
Jacob Randal LawsonJacob Randal Lawson, age 3, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011, in St. John's Medical Center. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., on Monday, May 9, 2011, in Greenlawn Funeral Home East 3540 E Seminole Springfield, Mo., with celebration of life services at 7 p.m. Burial will be held in Lawson Family Cemetery, Rush, Ky.
Florence E. Jeffers Jeffers, Florence E. 91, passed away on February 17, 2011 at St. John's Mercy Skilled Nursing Facility in St. Louis, MO. She was born on January 30, 1920, in Grayson, KY, grew up in Williamsville, IL where she was valedictorian of her high school graduating class, but spent most of her adult life in St. Louis, MO. After raising three sons, she began a career as a Church Hostess at First Baptist Church of Ferguson, where she served for over 20 years. She is survived by: her three sons, Ron Jeffers and his wife Becky of Corvallis, OR, Dave Jeffers and his wife Susan of Cataula, GA, and Mark Jeffers and his wife Deb of St. Louis, MO., 4 nieces, 4 nephews, 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Her two great passions in her life were her family and her faith in Jesus Christ. Services: A memorial service is planned for 1:00 PM Saturday, February 26, 2011, at the First Baptist Church of Ferguson, 333 North Florissant Rd., Ferguson, MO, 63135. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be directed to the Mission Fund at Ellisville Baptist Church, 137 Clarkson Rd., Ballwin, MO, 63011-2217. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones. Ps. 116:15 Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Feb. 23 to Feb. 24, 2011
Chance W. Walker Jr. WALKER, Chance W. Jr., 65, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died January 30, 2006. He was born in Grayson, Ky., and is survived by his wife, Martha Walker of St. Petersburg. Holloway Funeral Home . Published in TBO.com on Feb. 4, 2006
Glen Edward Spradlin, 45, died May 4, 2013, at his home. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, and lived in Port St. Lucie for five years, coming from Clearwater. He was an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his father, Bill C. Spradlin I of Clearwater; mother, Ellen J. Spradlin of Clearwater; sisters, Mary Kay Spradlin of Tarpon Springs, Charlene Spradlin of Tampa, and Debra Harris of Grayson, Ky.; brothers, Bill C. Spradlin II of Brandon, and Dallas Roger Johnson of Forest City, Ark. Services: No services are planned at the present time. Arrangements are by All County Funeral Home & Crematory, Treasure Coast Chapel. Published in the TC Palm on May 9, 2013
Stella Spence of Frostproof passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring. She was born January 7, 1935 in Grahn, Kentucky to the late Willis & Sarah Katherine (Knipp) Barker; she came here in 1975 from Ohio. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Frostproof. She loved to go to yard sales and playing bingo and cards. She also enjoyed fishing and liked old country music. Stella was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Spence, and a brother, Cledith Barker. Survivors include her five sons & two daughters, Ron (Brenda) Spence, James (Kathi) Spence, Don (Ginger) Spence, Sandy Macartney, Tony (Debra) Spence, Pat Spence and Sonja (Greg) Dale all of Frostproof; four brothers & one sister, Glen Barker of Grayson, KY, Arville Barker of Alliance, OH, Donald Barker of Grahn, KY, Pauline Fuller of Rush, KY and George Barker of Grahn, KY; 23 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 PM, Thursday, October 29, 2009 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Frostproof. Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, October 30, 2009 at the First Baptist Church in Frostproof with Rev. Darrol Hood officiating. Interment will follow at the Silver Hill Cemetery.
William Short Laborer LAKELAND -- Mr. William Delbert Short of Lakeland died of injuries sustained in an auto accident Saturday (Feb. 14, 2004) in Lakeland. He was 24. Born in Lakeland on Dec. 28, 1979, he was a lifelong resident. He was a laborer. Mr. Short is survived by his daughter, Becky Shylee Short, Ironton, Ohio; mother, Dawn L. Short, Lakeland; father, William D. Short, Lynchburg, Ohio; paternal grandmother, Geneva Arms, Grayson, Ky.; maternal grandmother, Jerrine Fox, Huntingotn, W. Va.; brother, Dominic Cozart, Lakeland; sisters, Crystal Dawn Cooper, Alisha Short, both of Lakeland, Latoya Short, Lynchburg, Larissa McAfee, Kittshill, Ohio; companion, Becky Friend, Ironton. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Gentry-Morrison Southside Funeral Chapel. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel. Published in Ledger on Feb. 17, 2004
Cova "Pete" Seagraves, 71, Port Charlotte, died July 13, 2003. He was born Feb. 17, 1932, in Grayson, Ky., and came to Port Charlotte in 1986. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. He retired from the Kroger Co. of Columbus, Ohio. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Cleveland. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Ines; a daughter, Joyce Stansberry of Punta Gorda; a sister, Eva Stephenson of Grayson, Ky.; a brother, Chester of Grayson; and one granddaughter. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Paul Schelm Funeral Home in Port Charlotte. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Charlotte Memorial Gardens in Punta Gorda. . Published in Herald Tribune on July 15, 2003
Gretta Ryland Ryland, Gretta, 52, of Palm Beach Gardens, died Sunday. Tillman Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Funeral in Grayson, Ky. . Published in The Palm Beach Post on Feb. 6, 2008
Serafino Roccella, 88, Port St. John, Florida died Monday, September 6, 2010. Born November 3, 1921 in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Rosa (Fusco) Casconni and Joseph Roccella. He was employed with Spanier and Sons Construction Co. (Revere, PA), Tobyhanna Army Depot (Tobyhanna, PA), Blue Grass Army Depot, (Lexington, KY), retired after nineteen years from Wilkes-Barre VA Hospital in PA. He was a member of New Fellowship Baptist Church in Titusville. His special achievements, Disabled Veteran and life and family. Survivors include his beloved wife Bertha Roccella of Port St. John, daughters Donna Strastburger of Mims and Susanna Loch of Cynthiana, KY, son Serafino (Frank) Roccella of Titusville. Grandchildren April Kennedy of Cynthiana, KY, Keri Loch of Grayson, KY, Patrick Roccella, Christel Bailey, Cameron Roccella and Amber Roccella all of Titusville. Two great-grandchildren, and three sisters. Calling hours will be held Friday, September 10th from 11 to 1 p.m. followed by services at 1 p.m. at New Fellowship Baptist Church, 1840 Old Dixie Highway, Titusville, FL 32796. Interment will follow at Brevard Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to be sent to the family in care of Bertha Roccella, 6395 W. Baker Circle, Cocoa, FL 32927. Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Sept. 8, 2010
Reason, Margaret E. Nov. 15, 1918 - April 13, 2007 Margaret Reason, 88, Myakka City, formerly of Ruskin, died April 13, 2007. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes, 26th Street Chapel, followed by services at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Skyway Memorial Gardens in Palmetto. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Isabell of Bradenton; sons Theodore E. Dunlap of Mobile, Ala., and Pat Rhoden of Myakka City; sisters Virginia Mullins-Ross of Orlando and May Holbrook of Lexington, Ky.; and a brother, Walter Mills of Grayson, Ky. Published in Herald Tribune on Apr. 14, 2007
PREWITT, ELLA A., born near Grahn, KY on August 20, 1921. She passed into Glory to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 10, 2011. She moved to Orlando in 1961 and attended First Church of the Nazarene. She is preceded in death by her First husband MySgt Edward C. Cook USAF, and her second husband James Prewitt. She is survived by two sons; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held in Grayson, KYwith family and friends. Sparks Funeral Home presiding. Published in the Orlando Sentinel on June 15, 2011
Charles M. Phillips, 66, Sarasota, died Aug. 9, 2006. He was born May 20, 1940, in Grayson, Ky., and came to Sarasota in 1955 from Elizabethtown, Ky. He was an auto body mechanic and was a Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Arsenaulto of Sarasota; sons Charles of Mount Sterling, Ky., Joseph W. of Port Charlotte and Greg of Corydon, Ind.; brothers James of Sarasota and Bobby of Palmetto; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Robarts Funeral Home. Published in Herald Tribune on Aug. 13, 2006
Jacob Miller Miller, Jacob, 49, of West Palm Beach, died Monday. Tillman Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Funeral in Grayson, Ky. . Published in The Palm Beach Post on July 23, 2008
Joseph Claude Maness, 69, of Speedwell, TN, passed away Tuesday, June 9th, 2009, at the UT Medical Center. He was born April 7th, 1940, at Martin, KY, a son of the late Claude Lee and Edith Little Maness. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Thelma June Maness in 1995 and a sister, Jeanette Brown. He was an electrical superintendent with B. E. & K., a US Army Veteran with the 82nd Airborne and was a member of the Moose Lodge # 343 of Wilmington, NC. His survivors include: Three sons, Greg (and companion, Cathy Schleuning) Maness of Durham, NC, Adam (and wife, Mary Osborne) Maness of Cary, NC and Joseph (and wife, Angela) Maness of Wilmington, NC; One daughter, Rita Eddy (and companion, Ed Jones) of Tarpon Springs, FL; Four grandchildren, Madison Maness, Benjamin Maness, Eva Maness and Bettie Paige Maness. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 13th, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson, KY, with Lyle McMicken, officiating. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held Saturday after 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Published in the Wilmington Star-News on June 12, 2009
Mrs. Veronica Koivula of Frostproof died of heart failure Friday (Feb. 18, 2005) at Winter Haven Hospital. She was 68. Born Oct. 11, 1936, in Pikeville, Ky., Mrs. Koivula came here from Detroit. She was a chef for Fairlane Mannor. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd. Mrs. Koivula is survived by her husband, A. Edward Koivula, Frostproof; daughters, Kathy Dale Wilson, Lincoln Park, Mich., Michelle Koivula, Dearborn Heights, Mich.; sons, Henry Wilson Jr., Detroit, Edward Christopher Koivula, Plymouth, Mich., Daniel Matt Koivula, Columbiaville, Mich.; brothers, Elster Adams, Franklin, Ky., Dennis Adams, Grayson, Ky.; sister, Clarissa Adams, Scottsville, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Frostproof. Published in Ledger on Feb. 20, 2005
Ray F. Kiser, 81, Venice, died April 20, 2005. He was born Jan. 5, 1924, in Grayson, Ky., and came to Punta Gorda in 1961 from Dayton, Ohio, and then to Venice. He was a self-employed builder and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Punta Gorda. Survivors include his wife, Veronica; a sister, Dorothy Steele of Grayson, Ky.; brothers Kenneth of Grayson, Fred of Dayton, Ohio, and James of Lexington, Ky. A memorial service will be later. Burial will be in Royal Palms Memorial Gardens, Punta Gorda. Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Venice Chapel, is in charge. . Published in Herald Tribune on Apr. 22, 2005
Fern Farley Jones, 74, a resident of N. Ft. Myers, FL passed away Nov. 22, 2004 in Twin Valley Regional Hospital, Grayson, KY. She was a retiree of the General Electric Corp. She is survived by her husband Don Kenneth Jones, Sr., 4 children; John Walton of Knoxville, TN, Donna Saylor of N. Ft. Myers, Don Kenneth Jones Jr., and wife Carol, Danita Kay Mulcahey and husband Thomas of Louisville, KY; 3 grandsons Christopher & Jesse Jones of N. Ft. Myers, Michael Mulcahey of Louisville, KY, 2 sister Stella Woolard of Cincinnati, OH, Lee Mills & husband William of Punta Gorda, FL, nieces, nephews and a host other relatives and friends, special friends Stewart Hensley, and Rev. James and wife Gene Holbrooke. Arrangements are being handled by the Bowling Funeral Home, London, KY. In lieu of flowers, donations to Victory Baptist Church, Pastor Mike Johnson , 15880 Hart Road, N. Ft. Myers, FL. . Published in The News-Press on Nov. 24, 2004
Alene Gannon Hendricks of N. Fort Myers, FL died on Tuesday May 4, 2010 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, FL following a sudden illness.She is survived by her daughter Marilyn Hendricks Pelfrey (Charles) and son Michael Hendricks (Leanne Hogie), grandchildren David Pelfrey (Tina), Mark Pelfrey (Rhonda) and Philip Pelfrey and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister Ruie Colley of Grayson, KY. Mrs. Hendricks was preceded in death by her husband Carroll, parents George and Mary Dysard Gannon, sisters Iona, Marie, and brother William Ford Gannon.Mrs. Hendricks was previously employed by the State of Ohio. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was a life long time resident of Sabal Springs Golf and Racquet Club where she took up golf for the first time and played regularly for many years.A memorial service will be held Saturday May 8th at 2:00 PM at the Harvey-Engelhardt Chapel, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL. A visitation for family and friends will begin one hour before the service. Following cremation, Mrs. Hendricks' remains will be buried at a later date in Grayson, KY.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to hope Hospice of Cape Coral or Central Christian Church of Christ, Grandview and Robinson Ave. Portsmouth, OH 45662.
DANNY HAMILTON, 63 Northside Roofing Co. LAKELAND - Danny Lee Hamilton, Sr., 63 of Lakeland, died September 18, 2012 at Good Shepherd Hospice at Palm Terrace, of cancer. Danny was born September 19, 1948 in Grayson, KY to William and Mary Hamilton. Danny owned and operated Northside Roofing Company here in Polk County for many years. Danny is survived by his wife, Gloria Hein of Lakeland; his sons, Danny (Angie) Hamilton, Jr. and William Donald (Angel) Hamilton; his daughters, Patricia (Rusty) Hein, Teresa (Rick) Story and Kristina Aslin; his brothers, Gary, Ronald, William, Gregory & Barry Hamilton; his sisters, Patricia Lewis and Mairanne King and his twelve grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Friends will be received from 9am to 11am Saturday at the Lakeland Funeral Home where funeral services will be held that morning at 11am. Interment will take place privately in Lakeland Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Published in Ledger on Sept. 22, 2012
Robert Lee HALL HALL, Robert Lee 76, of Panama City Beach, FL, formerly of Dayton, OH, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2014. Mr. Hall was born December 6, 1937 in Grayson, KY, son of the late Eddie and Elizabeth Hall. He was a driver for over 30 years with the City of Dayton Sanitation Department. Mr. Hall enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting during retirement in Panama City Beach. Mr. Hall was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his child, Danny Hall; 2 step-children, Linda Lyons and Keith Thompson and his sister, Delores Sparks. Mr. Hall is survived by his wife of 37 years, Frances Virginia Hall of Panama City Beach; daughter, Cassandra Faurote and her husband, Terry of Indianapolis, IN; step-child, Danny Thompson of Dayton, OH; 2 grandchildren; brother, Carl Hall; 4 sisters, Betty Gilmore, Ida Mae Spivak, Jean Simeral and Kathy King. Mr. Hall was a member of both Huber Heights Baptist Temple and Northridge Freewill Baptist Church while he lived in Dayton, OH. A Funeral Service will be held 10 AM Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home, 5555 Philadelphia Dr., at N. Main St., Dayton, OH 45415. The family will receive visitors 5-7 PM Friday, January 10, 2014 and 9-10 AM Saturday, January 11, 2014. Final resting place will be at Miami Valley Memory Gardens in Centerville, OH. Published in Dayton Daily News on Jan. 8, 2014
Donna Kay Hall, 55, of Cape Coral, died Thursday, April 30, 1998 in Cape Coral. She was born in Bluffton, Ind., and has lived in Cape Coral since 1961 coming from Grayson, Ky. She was a member of North Side Christian Church in Cape Coral. She is survived by her son, Van Hall of Lexington, Ky.; daughter, Lori Hobbie of Africa; mother Virgie Wiltshire of North Fort Myers; sister, Mary Lou Hennigan of Cape Coral; brother, Paul Brown of Smyna, Tenn.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 3, at 3:00 p.m. at the Northside Christian Church. The family will receive friends Saturday from 3 - 5 p.m. at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home. The family requests memorials be made to Hope Hospice in Donna's name. Published in The News-Press on May 2, 1998
Betty Lou Haffield, 84, died Feb. 23, 2011, at her daughter's home in Vero Beach. She was born in Grayson, Ky., and lived in Vero Beach for 64 years, coming from her birthplace. She was a member of First Church of God and Indian River County Intercessors and served in the prayer ministry of the church. She was one of the founders of Women's Aglow Fellowship in Vero Beach, where she served as first president. She earned a bachelor's degree at Kentucky State University. Survivors include her daughter, Jeri Lynn Fitzgerald of Vero Beach; son, John Clyatt of Highlands, N.C.; sister, Sara Van Loon of Live Oak; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerre Haffield; and son, Ronnie Haffield. Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of God, 1105 58th Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32966. Services: Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Strunk Funeral Home in Vero Beach. A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at First Church of God in Vero Beach with the Rev. Greg Sempsrott officiating. Burial will follow in Crestlawn Cemetery. Published in the TC Palm on Feb. 26, 2011
Delmar B. Estes ESTES, Delmar B., 44, of Dover, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Jeannie; sons, Michael of Dover, Fla.; daughter, Jessica of Vallejo, Calif.; father, William of Old Town, Fla.; mother, Gladys of Grayson, Ky.; three brothers, Demmer of Fort Myers, Fla., Dallas of London, Ohio and William of Dover, Fla.; two sisters, Abria of Largo, Fla. and Shelly of Morehead, Ky.; and a larger extended family. A native of Phoenix, Ariz., he resided in the Tampa area for 27 years coming from Kentucky. Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Thursday, November 13, 2003 at Stowers Brandon Chapel. The family will receive friends Wednesday (tonight) from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Those who wish may make contributions to the American Heart Association in his memory. MARSICANO-B. MARION REED STOWERS . Published in TBO.com on Nov. 12, 2003
Drew "Eddie" Edward Elliott July 15, 1960 - May 21, 2011 Eddie Elliott age 50 of Brandon, FL formerly of Grayson, KY, died May 21, 2011 in Brandon following a short illness. He was born July 15, 1960 in Grayson, KY a son of the late Drew and Hazel Baker Elliott. He was a marine electronics technician in production and receiving at the Power Pole and a member of the Greenup VFW post #1168. Eddie is survived by: His wife; Letitia Elliott; One son, Matthew Elliott, of Brandon, FL; One daughter Danielle Elliott and son in law Josh Holt, of Brandon; One sister Margaret (Doug) Tilsley of Grayson; One grandson Joshie Holt Jr.; Nieces Annie Adams and Alisha Franks. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers; Johnny, Ricky, and Thomas Dale Elliott, and one sister Alisha Elliott. Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the Malone Funeral Home with burial in the Baker Cemetery in Grayson. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 9-10:00 a.m. Thursday. A Celebration of Life will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Brandon Fellowship Baptist Church, 2700 John Moore Road, Brandon, FL, 33511
FAY WALKER DEMETRIADES December 31, 1924 - August 22, 2010 Fay Walker Demetriades of Spring Hill, FL. , formerly of New Port Richey, FL. died Sunday August 22, 2010 at her home. She was born in Lundale, Logan County, W. VA. and came here in 1991 from Baltimore, MD. She was a home maker and she was Greek Orthodox.She was an avid Baltimore Orioles fan and more recently a Tampa Bay Rays fan. She loved cats and crossword puzzles, but mostly she loved her family. She is survived by her husband of 48 years John, Nieces Debbie Kay White of Hope Mills, NC., Brenda Kay Collinson of Weston, FL., Diana Stamper of Grayson, KY., Michele Younger of Edgewood, MD. Nephews Joseph P. Stewart of Baltimore, MD., Michael D. Stewart of Jacksonville, FL., Spiro Demetrides of Baltimore, MD., Athan Demetrides of Baltimore, MD.,Great Nieces Melissa White of Winston Salem, NC., Carrie DaCosta of Hope Mills, NC.,Jessica Younger, Amanda Younger both of Edgewood, MD., Anna Demetrides, Elizabeth Demetrides and Nicole Demetrides all of Baltimore, MD. Great Nephews Dana A. Molinaro of MD., David J. Molinaro of Weston, FL., Christopher Stamper of Grayson, KY. Jeremy Ross of KY., George Demetrides, John Demetrides, Alex Demetrides and Matthew Demetrides all of Baltimore, MD. Sister - in law Lee Demetrides of Baltimore, Md. Brother - in- laws Ray Heffner of Ironton, OH., Jimmy D. (Beverly) Demetriades of Elkton, MD. Many Godchildren and family members. She was preceded in death by her Sisters Gay Walker , May Hughley, Kay Heffner and brothers Ray Walker and Day Walker. There will be a visitation at the North Meadowlawn Funeral Home Wednesday August 25, 2010 from 10:00 am until service time at 11:00 am with interment to follow at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens. Family requests donations to HPH Hospice or the charity of your choice in memory of Fay Walker Demetriades
Mrs. Ercelle (Kemper) Collier, 84, of St. Augustine, formerly of Colee Cove, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at her home. Born on March 20, 1926, in Grayson, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Ollie Marie (Horne) Kemper. In her younger years she was employed as an office secretary and was a member of Wards Creek Church. Mrs. Collier was pre-deceased by her husband, John Clarence Collier, and her great-grandchild, Jamie Ramage. She is survived by her daughter, Johnna Ramage; her son, Joe Collier, and his wife, Carol, all of St. Augustine; three grandchildren, Shaunna Taylor, Chris Ramage and Bill Ramage, all of St. Augustine; three great-grandchildren, Johnna Lynn Ramage, Delaney Ramage and Justin Ramage; her brother, Bob Kemper of St. Augustine; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at the Helm-Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Services, State Road 16, in Green Cove Springs. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Helm-Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Green Cove Springs Published in St. Augustine Record on Nov. 23, 2010
Charles "Junk Yard" Coleman, 63, died Sept. 17, 2008, in Fort Pierce. He was born in Lorraine, Ohio, and moved to Fort Pierce 20 years ago, coming from Grayson, Ky. He was a truck driver for Second Chance Auto Salvage Co., Fort Pierce, and a veteran of the Army. Survivors include a niece. SERVICES: A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 2 at Haisley Funeral Home. A guest book may be signed at www.haisleyfuneralhome.com. Published in the TC Palm on Sept. 30, 2008
DARRELL ZANE CARTER, 70 A.K. Steel Darrell Zane Carter, 70, of Frostproof passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Sebring. Born September 29, 1937 in Grayson, KY; he has been a winter resident since 1995 coming from Grayson, KY. He was retired from A K Steel and was a member of the Church of Christ. He was a member of the Frostproof Masonic Lodge, a past member of the 32nd Degree Mason in Covington, KY and a shriner in Ashland, KY. Survivors include his wife, Louise Griffey Carter; daughter, Beverly Carter of Grayson, KY; son, Zane Carter of Grayson, KY; brothers, Goyle Carter of Grayson, KY; Phillip Carter of Grayson, KY; sisters, Maxine Osbourne of Biloxi, MS; Jewell Prichard of Muncie, IN; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. No local services, burial will take place in Kentucky. Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Frostproof
Virgil J. Burton, 83, died July 11, 2006, in Houston. He was born in Grayson, Ky., and moved to Fort Pierce in 1955, coming from Ashland, Ky. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was the former owner of M&J Radiator in Vero Beach. He was a member of the Amara Shriners and First Baptist Church of Fort Pierce. Survivors include his daughters, Caryl Burton Arthur of Greenville, S.C., and Jetta Burton Eller of Houston, Texas; brother, Marion Burton of Ashland; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bettie May Burton.SERVICES: A memorial service will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service. Published in the TC Palm on July 17, 2006
WILLIAM H. (BILL) BURCHETT 1916 - 2010 William H. Burchett, 93, of Gulf Shores, AL passed away on March 27, 2010. Mr. Burchett was born in Grayson, KY in 1916. He is preceded in death by his wife, Thelma; his parents, Judge W.A. Burchett, and his wife, Bertha McGuire; sisters: Laurel, Ethel, Bertie, Louise, Florence and Fannie; brothers: Robert, Willard and Edward. Survivors include: son, Bill G. Burchett and wife, Cynthia, Cantonment, FL; grandchildren: Michael Grace and wife, Ann, Gulf Breeze, FL, Billie Lewis and husband, Scott, St. Augustine, FL, Ann Lamb and husband, David, Sammamish, WA, Thomas Grace, Gulf Shores, AL, Erin Grace, Pensacola, FL; great-grandchildren: Haylee Grace, Pensacola, FL, Sarah and Katherine Lewis, St. Augustine, FL, Brad and Seth Lamb, Sammamish, WA, Jade Grace, Gulf Breeze, FL Mr. Burchett led a full and rewarding life. He served in the Army from 1935 to 1937, when he left the Army he signed up to play baseball with the Cleveland Indians Farm team. He met his future wife at a friend's house and they were married in December, 1939. The new Mrs. Burchett talked him out of playing ball and he went to work for a local coal company. In 1941 the mine workers joined the United Mine Worker's; Mr. Burchett served as a Union Steward. On January 7, 1942, he re-entered the Army. After the war they moved to Mansfield, OH, he entered the water well drilling business. He retired from drilling in 1973 and moved to Gulf Shores, AL. During this time he became an Amateur Radio Operator, Private Pilot, 32nd degree Mason, Past Master of Shiloh, OH Lodge #544. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, gardening but most of all, he loved and enjoyed his family. He will be missed by all who knew him. The family will welcome friends and neighbors to visit them on Wednesday, March 31 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. to celebrate Mr. Burchett's life, at the family home on Pine Acre Rd. The family requests a donation to the Honor Flight South Alabama, P.O. 2187, Mobile, AL 36652-2187, in lieu of flowers. Published in Pensacola News Journal on Mar. 30, 2010
Clarice G. Parsons BRUNTY BRUNTY, Clarice G. Parsons, 91, of Zephyrhills, FL went to be with the Lord Wed-nesday, October 9, 2013 with her loving family by her side. Clarice was a strong fighter right up to the very end. She was born on June 29, 1922 to George Wesley and Lena Ethel (Evans) Parsons of Grayson, KY. Clarice married Carl Cecil Brunty on March 30, 1940 and moved to Vallejo, CA where they raised two children, Patsy Carol "Pat" (Brunty) Maroon and James Martin Brunty until Carl's passing in 1961. Clarice moved to Zephyrhills in 1968 where she was in the mobile home business as co-owner of Jim Glosson Corporation. She was a member of the International Order of Rebekah's and was of the Baptist faith. Clarice enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends. Her beloved dog, Paco, made her life worth living. She is survived by her loving son, James "Jim" Brunty and his wife, Clereen Morrill Brunty whom she often referred to as her "daughter" of Zephyrhills, FL; an adoring granddaughter, Christy Lynne Brunty and Shane Miller along with his children Justin and Lavada of Wesley Chapel, FL; a sweet great-grandson, Zackary David Lloyd also of Wesley Chapel, FL; and a caring grandson, James David "Jimmy" Maroon of Durham, NC. Clarice also leaves behind her daughter, Pat Maroon of Bremerton, WA; a granddaughter, Jaime Denise Maroon Banister of Birch Bay, WA; a grandson, Arthur Lawrence Maroon, Jr. of Bremerton, WA; seven more great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, George Elwyn Parsons of Greenville, OH. She is predeceased by her parents; a son, Phillip Lee Brunty; five brothers, William Oather Parsons, Noble Wesley Parsons, Roy Parsons, Calvin Russell Parsons and Arlin Douglas Parsons; as well as four sisters, Ruth Parsons Davidson, Emily Parsons Johnston, Lona Belle Parsons Durr and Anna Laura Parsons Hay. The family would like to Thank Heartland of Zephyrhills for all the wonderful rehab assistance and special care given to Clarice through her therapy, and to Westbrooke Manor Assisted Living in Zephyrhills for all their many acts of love and kindness. A special Thank You goes to Gulfside Regional Hospice for being there through her final days. The family is planning a private Celebration of Clarice's Life for family and close friends at a later date. Donations may be made in her memory to the Meals on Wheels of East Pasco, Inc. 38145 15th Avenue, Zephyrhills, FL 33542; Gulfside Regional Hospice, Inc., 5760 Dean Dairy Road, Zephyrhills, FL 33541 or to the charity of your choice . Published in TBO.com on Oct. 13, 2013
Johnny L. BAKER BAKER, Johnny L., 68, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011, in Avon Park, Fla. He was born in Hitchen, Ky., to John Thomas and Bessie (Bradford) Baker. Mr. Baker was a retired chief petty officer from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Grayson, Ky., a member of Charlie Creek Baptist Church in Charlie Creek, Fla., and he had been a resident of Charlie Creek since 2008, coming from Grayson. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Baker of Charlie Creek; daughter, Deanna Barnes Branndia Thomas of Grayson; sons, John Kenneth Baker and David Baker, both of Grayson; sisters, Madonna Kovi and Venus Baker, both of Grayson; and six grand-children. A memorial service will take place at a later date at Charlie Creek Baptist Church. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park. Published in TBO.com on July 27, 2011
Ann L. Babb BABB Babb, Ann L., 86, formerly of Deerfield Beach, FL, died March 14, 2002 in Apopka, FL. Mrs. Babb came to this area in 1956 from Lynn, MA. Pre-deceased by her husband Fred, she is survived by her son Dennis of Deerfield Beach, 3 daughters Paula Hafer of Apopka, FL. Laurel Girdwood of Grayson, KY, and Marilyn Stewart of Wheaton, IL, 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Friends may call from 2-4PM Sunday at the KRAEER/BECKER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTER: 217 E. Hillsboro Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, FL. . Published in Sun-Sentinel on Mar. 16, 2002
Freda Mae Willingham WILLINGHAM, Freda Mae, who was born in 1936 in Olive Hill, Ky., went to be with the Lord Monday, November 16, 2009. Freda moved to Tampa in 1952. She was preceded in death by her mother, Goldie Young; father, William Stafford; and her husband, Andrew. Surviving Freda are her daughters, Brenda Leonard of Tallahassee, Fla., Tecia Carroll (Wally) of Tampa, Deborah Stosick (Ben) of Alpena, Mich., and Gloria Hennessy (Thomas) of Albuquerque, N.M.; sons, Michael Willingham (Donna) of Tampa and Ronald Willingham (Laura) of Spring Hill, Fla.; Freda had 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 19, at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the service time. Interment will follow in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park Published in TBO.com on Nov. 18, 2009
Marie Vance VANCE, Marie, 95, of Sebring, Fla., died Friday, December 3, 2010, in Plant City, Fla. She was born in Olive Hill, Ky., and moved to Sebring in 1963 from Charles-ton, W.Va. A member of the Salvation Army Home League; an artist who was proud to have a painting hung in the Florida House in Tallahassee, Fla., and was also a quilter. Marie was a long time member of Sebring Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by her loving children, Aretta Jean Elder of Little Hocking, Ohio, Joan Karrol Bunner of Tampa, Truma Yvonne Spires of Whitwell, Tenn., and Warren Dale Vance, Lakeland, Fla.; sister, Erma McGinnis of Charleston, W.Va.; nine grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation will take place 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at Morris Funeral Chapel with a service to follow with the Rev. Tim Taylor officiating. Burial to follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Memorial are requested to Sebring Church of the Nazarene. Published in TBO.com on Dec. 6, 2010
Charles William Tackett 1929 - 2005 Charles William Tackett, 76, of Melbourne, FL passed away on October 18, 2005 at Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, FL. Mr. Tackett was born in Olive Hill, KY on March 18, 1929 a son of the late Douglas Tackett and Opal Oney Tackett. Mr. Tackett is survived by one son, Jeffery Lee Tackett; one granddaughter Ariana Christine Tackett; one daughter in law, Paz America Tackett and three sisters, Betty Chlebeck, Magene Salyers and Brenda Davis. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Lou Rea (Heldreth) Tackett; one son, Douglas Raymond Tackett and two brothers, Laverne Tackett and Larry McKenzie. Mr. Tackett was a transportation manager for a drug enforcement agency. He was also a member of the Parkwood Baptist Church and a member of the Masonic lodge #143 in Washington, DC. Friends and family may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home, 701 South Pike Street, Shinnston, on October 22, 2005 from 1-3 pm with service following at 3:00pm with the Reverend Frank Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.dorseyfuneralhome.com. Dorsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary Florida Tile INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Mrs. Sabra Frances Ronan of Indianapolis, Ind., and formerly of Lakeland, died Tuesday (Dec. 3, 2002) at Kindred Hospital in Indianapolis. The cause of death is pending medical examination. She was 82.Born July 10, 1920, at Olive Hill, Ky., she moved to Indianapolis from Lakeland in 2001. She was a worker for Florida Tile. Mrs. Ronan is survived by her husband, Ralph Ronan; daughters, Ruth Nalewajka, Lakeland; Louise Borsos, Dearborn Heights, Mich.; Kathey Weir, Canton, Ohio; sons, Russell Barker, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Harry Barker, Indianapolis; George Barker, Ann Arbor; sisters, Virginia Trebacz, Ruth Butterball, Phyllis McCall and Travis Goodnight, all of Lakeland; stepson, Robert Ronan, Sioux Falls, S.D.; 31 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery. David Russell Funeral Home, Lakeland.
Vivian Rice Rice , Vivian, 72, of Pompano Beach passed away November 18, 2006. Born in Olive Hill, KY in 1934, she moved to Dayton, OH in 1952 and then to Pompano Beach in 1972. She is survived by her beloved husband of 51 years, Kenneth Rice. Together, they owned/ operated Rice Plumbing Co. in Pompano Beach. Also, Vivian was Past President of the Pompano Beach Power Squadron Auxiliary. She is further survived by her daughter, Pam Wilson, and her son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Kara Rice; 3 grandchildren, Gregory, Ethan and Grace; 8 brothers and sisters and her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Pat Rice and Frank Savage. Service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 2331 NE 26 Avenue, Pompano Beach on Saturday, November 25th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society. . Published in Sun-Sentinel on Nov. 22, 2006
Vera F. Perry September 30, 1921 - July 23, 2011 PERRY, Vera F. 89 of Port Richey, Fl. passed away July 23, 2011 at Bayonet Point Health & Rehab. A native of South Shore, Ky. she came to the area in 1978 from Dayton, Ohio. Mrs. Perry was a graduate of Miami University in Ohio and was an Elementary Teacher at Van Cleve Elementary School in Dayton Ohio. Her memberships include St. Marks Presbyterian Church and the Timber Oaks Singles. Vera was the daughter of Ernest and Grace Antis. She was preceded in death by her husband John R. Perry and 4 brothers, Earl, Robert, William and Curtis. Survivors include her daughter Alma Perry (Duchie) of Clearwater, Fl. Sister In-law Rosa Perry of Olive Hill, Ky.; 14 nieces and Nephews. A Service of Remembrance will be held August 13, 2011 1:00 PM at St. Marks Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52 Hudson, Fl. 34667. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to St Mark's Presbyterian Church or Bethany House Mission, Po Box 599 Olive Hill, Ky. 41164 in memory of Vera.
Omar S. Perry Perry, Omar S., 82, of Louisville, KY died on December 13, 2001. Born in Olive Hill, KY. He was a retired self-employed contractor for commercial property and an Army Air Force Veteran of World War II. Survived by daughter, Jacquelyn M. Marriott; brother, Theodore Perry; granddaughter, Jamie L. Marriott. There will be a Memorial service on Saturday, December 22, 2001 at 5:00 PM at his daughter's home, 4318 Statton Road, Louisville, KY. Arrangements by OWEN FUNERAL HOME - JEFFERSONTOWN, 502-266-9655. . Published in Sun-Sentinel on Dec. 14, 2001
Miller, James A. Feb. 16, 1940 - April 23, 2008 James A. Miller, 68, Port Charlotte, died April 23, 2008. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Arlene; a daughter, Charlene Gjerde of Punta Gorda; sons Lowell of Louisa, Ky., and James K. of Port Charlotte; a sister, Helen Rose of Olive Hill, Ky.; and six grandchildren. Published in Herald Tribune on Apr. 24, 2008
Nellie Ethel Rose McCown, age 95, of Navarre, FL passed away June 30, 2010. Nellie was born December 1, 1914, to Redmond Lake and Willie Ann Rose in Crown City, OH. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Herbert, her parents, her two brothers, Ray and Rolland "Fuzzy" Rose, and five sisters, Virgie Rose, Roma Myers, Opal "Peggy" Sheppard, Janice Gorby and Jeraldine Smith. She is survived by her sons, Brian (Anna) McCown of Navarre, Roy (Suzanne) McCown of Chesapeake, OH, and Richard (Sharon) McCown of Olive Hill, KY; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Nellie lived along the Ohio River in the Ohio counties of Gallia and Lawrence until she relocated to Pensacola, Florida in 1987 and to Navarre in 1997. She worked for the Gallia County library system and on the bookmobile during the late 50s, 60s and early 70s. Nellie was a member of the Leonard Street Church of Christ. She completed the eleventh grade at Crown City High School, Crown City, Ohio, the final year of that school, and finished high school at the old Rome High School in Lawrence County, Ohio. Local Funeral Service at Rose Lawn Funeral Home at 11:00am, Saturday, July 3rd with visitation one hour prior. Graveside services tentatively planned for Thursday will be conducted by Hall Funeral Home and Crematory located at 625 State Route 775, Proctorville, OH. She will be buried beside her husband in the Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Swayne Mission Fund in care of Leonard Street Church of Christ. Arrangements entrusted to Rose Lawn Funeral Home of Gulf Breeze. Published in Pensacola News Journal on July 2, 2010
MAYS, Russell Brian, of Alliance, Ohio, died July 23, 2002 at his residence. Russell was born March 15, 1966 in Warren, Ohio. He worked for Jahna Concrete as the Yardman/Batchman from 1992- 1996 and lived inLake Placid from 1992 - 2000. Russell is survived by his wife, Laura A. Gillman Mays whom he married March 5, 2002, his parents, Elmer Russell Mays and Fleda Mays; four children, Heather Mays of Warren, Samantha Mays of Alliance, Justin Mays of Warren and Elmer Mays of Alliance; three stepchildren, Michael, Gerald and Steven Gray; two sisters, Angela Mays of Niles, Ohio and Holly Mays of Olive Hill, Kentucky and three brothers, David R. Mays of Niles, Ohio, Shawn Mays of Alliance, Ohio and Dean A. Mays of Olive Hill, Kentucky. Published in TBO.com on Oct. 20, 2002
Dietician LAKELAND -- Mrs. Delores A. Lykins of Lakeland died of lung cancer Sunday (June 15, 2003) at her home. She was 63.Born Oct. 29, 1939, in Olive Hill, Ky., she came here from Olive Hill in 1969. She was a dietician. She attended Dade City Christian Church, Dade City.Mrs. Lykins was preceded in death by her husband, Harold B. Lykins. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Lykins Grimes, Sanderson; sons, Harold B. Lykins Jr. and William D. Lykins, both of Lakeland; brothers, Hearl Clay, Ohio, and Steral Clay and James Clay, both of Olive Hill; sisters, Ines Bloomfield, Ohio, Ester Cool, Ashland, Ohio, and Barbara Thompson, Morehead, Ky.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lakeland Memorial Gardens. Published in Ledger on June 17, 2003
PENSACOLA, FL: James (Jim) Robert Knipp, Sr., 56, of Pensacola, FL, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2010. Jim was born in Olive Hill, KY on July 29, 1953. He graduated from Tennessee Temple University in 1976 with a BA in Divinity. He served as pastor of Community Baptist Church in Mt. Gilead, OH, and also pastored at Walnut Avenue Baptist Church in Ensley, FL. Before his illness, he owned and operated Nipp's Tree Service. He was a member of Olive Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School. His brother, Barry Lee Knipp; mother, Mary L. (Gilliam) Knipp; and his father, the Reverend James F. Knipp preceded him in death. Survivors include his loving wife, Linda; four children, James Knipp, Jr. of Columbus, OH, Tamara Barge of Pensacola, Ryan Knipp of Delaware, OH, Daniel Knipp of Pensacola; three stepchildren, Teri Langendoerfer of Honesdale, PA, Aaron Smith of Pensacola and Jennifer Wilson of Tallahassee, FL; thirteen grandchildren; a brother, David Knipp of Lucas, OH; and five sisters, Fran Thomas of Sadona, AZ, Kathy Knipp of Satsuma, FL, Nora Knipp, Teresa Mink and Mary Kissell of Mansfield, OH. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m. Monday, January 18, 2010 at Barkdull Funeral Home, 33 N. Gamble St., Shelby, OH 44875 with services beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers will be James Knipp, Jr., Ryan Knipp, Daniel Knipp and Aaron Smith. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice, 5041 N. 12th Ave., Pensacola, FL 32504. Barkdull Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Published in the News Journal on Jan. 17, 2010
Jay P. Kiser, 64, Bradenton and formerly of Sarasota, died March 24, 2005. He was born April 4, 1940, in Covey, Ky., and came to Sarasota in 1988 from Lincolnton, N.C. He moved to Manatee County in 1992. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Mavis; a daughter, Kim of Pompano Beach; a son, Jay P. II of Jacksonville; sisters Bonnie Cobbs of Davie, Phyllis Bruni of Alliance, Ohio, and Marjorie Moore of Olive Hill, Ky.; and a brother, Bill of Waverly, Tenn. The visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 26th Street Chapel. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Skyway Memorial Gardens in Palmetto. Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Florida, 1040 Woodcock Road, Suite 119, Orlando, FL 32803; or to American Heart Association, Published in Herald Tribune on Mar. 26, 2005
BURTON A. JONES Burton Arnold Jones, 78, of Vero Beach, died July 4, 2007, under the gentle and gracious care of the VNA Hospice House after a prolonged illness. He was born March 24, 1929, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and had been a resident of Vero Beach for nearly 18 years. Mr. Jones accomplished a great deal during his life as professional engineer, husband, father, Scout leader, coach, volunteer and consummate bagpipe player. Having served honorably in the United States Army Air Force from 1946 through 1949 he met and married Virginia (Jinny) Leslie, his wife of 52 years. He attended Purdue University and received a degree in mechanical engineering where upon he joined Pratt & Whitney Aircraft's Applied Research Division continuing his professional career until his retirement in 1988. He subsequently worked part time with the City of Sebastian putting his creative engineering design skills to work, as well as providing residential design services for numerous clients in and around Indian River County. Surviving are his daughter Leslie, of Ravenna, Kentucky; two sons, Jay, of Olive Hill, Kentucky, and Peter, of Vero Beach, Florida; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren; sisters Mary of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Winifred of Superior, Wisconsin, Holly of Loxahatchee, Florida and his brother Pete, of Wellington, Florida. At the family's request, there will be no repose or visitation. A private service will be limited to the immediate family. Published in the TC Palm on July 11, 2007
Electronics Technician LAKELAND -- Mr. Milton C. "John" Johnson of Lakeland died of lung disease Thursday (Sept. 1, 2005) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was 73.Born in Olive Hill, Ky., on Nov. 1, 1931, Mr. Johnson came to Lakeland from Atlanta 15 years ago. He was an electronics technician for the civil service. He also was an Army veteran, having served in the Korean War and Vietnam War. He received four Purple Hearts. He was past commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8002 in Lakeland and Post No. 5080 in Lake City, Ga. He was past deputy commander of the Military Order of Purple Heart. He was a 32nd-degree Mason, and a Kentucky Colonel. He was a Christian.Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Wanda J. Johnson; daughter, Joni Lewis, Lakeland; sister, Rosemary Kunovich, McDonald, Ohio; three grandchildren.Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Countryside Funeral Chapel. Graveside services with military honors will be held at a later date at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Memorials may be made to the VFW Post No. 8002 cancer fund. Published in Ledger on Sept. 3, 2005
MILDRED LEE JENKINS, 93 Cashier LAKELAND - Mildred Lee Jenkins died on May 1, 2011 at Palm Terrace of Lakeland of natural causes. She was born October 15, 1917 in Welsh, West Virginia. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church since 1955 and remained an active member. She was preceded in death by her parents, James & Minnie Wright, husbands, Harry Lucas and Vance King Jenkins, 2 brothers and 3 sisters. She is survived by her children, Michael (Diane) Lucas, Lakeland, Fl, Sara (James) Skinner, Olive Hill, KY, Sally (Donald) Smith, Nashville, GA, and Daniel (Sara) Lucas, Creedmoor, NC, 11 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 15 great great grandchildren, and a sister Majorie Oliver, Portsmouth, VA. Visitation will be held May 4, 2011, 5 - 7 PM at Heath Funeral Chapel. Services will be May 5, 2011, 10:00 AM at Trinity United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to Florida Methodist Children's Home, 51 Children's Way, Enterprise, FL 32725. Condolences may be sent to the family @ www.heathfuneralchapel.com. Published in Ledger on May 3, 2011
International Operating Engineers BARTOW -- Mr. James L. "Jim" Holloway of Bartow died of cancer Saturday (Aug. 26, 2006) at Highlands Lake Center, Lakeland. He was 77.Mr. Holloway was born July 30, 1929, in Sunbright, Tenn. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict. He worked as a welder and crane operator for International Operating Engineers. He attended Turning Point Worship Center, Bartow, formerly known as Bartow Christian Assembly. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Ypsilanti, Mich.Mr. Holloway was preceded in death by his wife, Floretta "Faye" Holloway. He is survived by his daughter, Jane Sizemore, Lakeland, Sue Estabrook, Bartow, Gail Workman, Olive Hill, Ky.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 810, Memphis, TN 38101-9087. . Published in Ledger on Aug. 27, 2006
WILLIAM R. "BILL" HOLBROOK, Jr., 59 Cattle Rancher & Transporter AUBURNDALE - Mr. William R. "Bill" Holbrook Jr., age 59 of Auburndale passed away Monday, November 30, 2009 in Winter Haven due to respiratory failure. Mr. Holbrook was born in Olive Hill, Ky. and had lived in this area since 1956. He was a cattle rancher and transporter and enjoyed working with livestock, woodworking and was an avid Gator fan. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dora Holbrook. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Holbrook of Auburndale, daughter, Amy Crane of Auburndale, son, John Holbrook of Lakeland, his father, William Holbrook Sr. of Sylva, N.C., sister, Micha Phipps of Auburndale, brother, Jeffrey Holbrook of Lakeland, stepchildren Sara Hughey of Davenport and Eric Livingston of Lakeland and 4 grandchildren, Austin & Zackary Crane and Alayna & Alexa Hughey. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 5 PM at the Kersey Funeral Home, Auburndale. The family will receive friends beginning at 4 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association . Published in Ledger on Dec. 3, 2009
Eva Ann Hatton, 67, of Port St. Lucie, died May 28, 2006, at home. She was born in Olive Hill, Ky., and moved to Port St. Lucie years ago, coming from Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Port St. Lucie. Survivors include her son, Danny Hatton of Columbus, Ohio; daughter, Lisa Shirley of Port St. Lucie; sisters, Ruby Perry of Lexington, Ky., and Edna Perry of Fort Lauderdale; brother, Howard Johnson Jr. of Flint, Mich., and three grandchildren. SERVICES: Visitation will be noon to 2 pm. June 7 at Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Entombment will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City. Published in the TC Palm on June 4, 2006
Donald C. Giles, 76, died Nov. 15, 2011, at Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart. He was born in Big Stone Gap, Va., and lived in Indiantown. He was a graduate of Powell Valley High School. He was a retired truck driver for Roadway. He was a member of the Teamsters and Kentucky Colonels. He served on the Indianwood Fire Patrol, CERT Team and was a ranger for the Indianwood Golf Club. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Donna L. Giles; daughters, Donna Colleen Giles of Chillicothe, Ohio, Pamela Jean Norris of West Chester, Ohio, Sheri Beth Marcus of Delray Beach, Linda Kay Martin of Sardinia, Ohio, Kelly Andrea Giles of Santa Cruz, Calif., Stacey Megane Niehaus of Fairfield, Ohio, and Cindy Ann Rinehart of Hillsboro, Ohio; sons, Kenneth Lee Jackson of Ocala and Michael Curtis Giles of Olive Hill, Ky.; sisters, Claudia Lee of Jonesville, Va., and Nita Biggerstaff of Williamstown, N.J.; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: Services were Nov. 18 in Indiantown. Published in the TC Palm on Nov. 19, 2011
Emma Jean Francis, 87, Venice, died Nov. 25, 2006. She was born Aug. 20, 1919, in Olive Hill, Ky., and came to Venice in 1960 from Prestonburg, Ky. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Venice. Surviving family members include a son, Fred H. of Venice; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, with a service to follow, at Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel. Burial will follow in Sarasota Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238; or to First Baptist Church of Venice, 312 Miami Ave. W., Venice, FL 34285. . Published in Herald Tribune on Nov. 26, 2006
Melvin F. Fielding, 69, died Nov. 22, 2005, at Tampa General Hospital, Tampa. He was born in Lawton, Ky., and moved to Barefoot Bay eight years ago from Plaistow, N.H. He retired as a truck driver from Bell Steel in Boston after 30 years. He was a veteran of the Army and a member of the Disabled American Veterans in Barefoot Bay. Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Bertha; children, Sean Fielding of Raymond, N.H., Mary Margaret Miron of Buffalo, N.Y., Sheree Harris of Georgetown, Ky.; brother, Dexter Fielding of Olive Hill, Ky.; sister, Sherry Stamper of Moorehead, Ky; and seven grandchildren. SERVICES: No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are by Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory. A guest book may be signed at seawindsfh.com. Published in the TC Palm on Dec. 2, 2005
Amy Laura Dunnington, 91, of Ft. Myers passed away Tuesday September 28, 2004 while under the loving and compassionate care of friend and guardian Cynthia Parker. Amy was born in Olive Hill, Kentucky a daughter of the late Leise and Aurth Newell November 9, 1912. Mrs. Dunnington was predeceased by her husband Carter Dunnington. A funeral service celebrating her life will be conducted in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Friday at 11 A.M. There will be a visitation at the funeral home from 10-11A.M. Entombment will be in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. . Published in The News-Press on Sept. 30, 2004
WILLIAMS, RICK L., 60 Ocala - Mr. Rick L. Williams graduated from this earthly life to his heavenly home on March 12, 2010. He was born January 30, 1950 in Pike County, OH. He graduated from Waverly High School in 1968; and then attended Kentucky Christian College in Grayson, KY. Prior to moving to Ocala he resided in Waverly, Ohio. Rick was an active member of Central Christian Church in Ocala. Rick is survived by his wife, Melody; Children Valerie (Paul) Zinda of Louisville, KY; Richard (Stephanie) Williams of Louisville, KY, Ashley (Wilson) Amparo of Cold Springs, KY; J.M. (Heather) Ferguson of Galena, KS and Jonathan Williams of Ocala, FL as well as 14 grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother, Violet (Joe) Daigle of Silver Springs, FL; brothers Gary (Penny) Williams of Ocala, FL; Ron Williams of Gahanna, OH; and Mark (Eileen) Williams of Ocala, FL. He was preceded in death by his father, William H. Williams. A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, March 21 at 4:00 pm at Central Christian Church in Ocala, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Regions Bank (North Ocala Branch) in Ocala, FL to the Rick Williams account. . Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Mar. 18 to Mar. 19, 2010
McGUIRE,JAMES "HAROLD", 87Belleview - James "Harold" McGuire, 87, of Belleview, FL, died April 26, 2012 at his home. He was born April 6, 1925 in Hitchins, KY. Survivors include of 66 years, Dorothy McGuire of Belleview, FL; son, James and wife Jane of Cleveland, OH; daughter, Patty Stephens of Belleview, FL; grandson, Jack F. and Danielle of Cleveland, OH, grandson, James H.M. Stephens of Gainesville, FL; great-granddaughter Giana of Cleveland, OH; great-grandson Cameron of Cleveland, OH; sister Ethel Slone of Grayson, KY; multiple nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by infant son, Harold M.; parents: Frank and Saphornia Easterling McGuire; brothers: Labe, Alfred, Commodore, John, Jeff and Grant; sisters: June Stephens, Agnes Burton, Hattie Camp, Elizabeth Camp, Katherine Shaffer, Mearle McClave and Georgia Taylor. Harold was a decorated Army veteran of World War II. He was a wonderful Christian, who accepted Christ as his personal savior at the age of 18. He was a man of great faith in God, served in many churches and communities throughout his years here on earth and always gave God the glory and praise for everything. Services will begin at noon on Tuesday, May 1st at First Baptist Church of Weirsdale; the church will be open for viewing for 30 minutes prior to the service. Published in Ocala Star-Banner from May 1 to May 2, 2012
OCALA, FLA. — Herbert Royce Tackett, 74, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Denton, died Sept. 24, 2011. Born Sept. 27, 1936, in Globe, he attended the Kentucky School for the Deaf in Danville, where he played on the varsity basketball team. Herbert was a member and officer of the Silent Neighbors of Lake County in Mount Dora, Fla., and the Big Sun Association of the Deaf in Ocala. Herbert was preceded in death by his wife of 27 years, Faye Tackett; parents, Pete and Pansy Tackett of Denton; a daughter, Effie Pansy Tackett; and two siblings, Raymond and Ricky Tackett. Herbert is survived by sons, Timmy Tackett of Richmond and Thomas Tackett of Wheelersburg, Ohio; daughters, Aloha Tackett of Richmond and Janet (Richard) Tackett Noel; four brothers, Clarence (Emma) Tackett of High Point, N.C., Shirlie (Mary) Tackett of Mebane, N.C., Allen (Virginia) Tackett of Talbot, Tenn., and Jack Tackett of Denton; sisters, Janet (Diane) Tackett of Fort Myers, Fla., Dottie (Charles) Tackett Ferry of Grayson and Effie Tackett Owens of Dayton, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. He is also survived by stepdaughters, Geneva (Daniel) Jernigan and Vicky Smith of Ocala; and a step-son, Johnny Berry of Orlando, Fla. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Grayson Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Olive Hill.
Silver Springs - Joyce Rose Jordan fell asleep in death on December 8, 2012. Born in Olive Hill, Kentucky, she moved to Marion County in 1968 from Ohio. She worked as a seamstress. Preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Jordan; brother, William Cooper; sister, Coleen Jordan; she is survived by sons, Terry Jordan, Robert Jordan; daughters, Annette Metzger, Linda Jordan; brothers, Johnny Cooper and Joseph Cooper; sister, Alice Reeder; ten grandchildren, Terry Jr., Christopher, Lacy, Sarah, Shawna, Ashley, Whitney, Jesse, Melissa, James; six great-grandchildren, Arie, Shane, Kaylee, Giada, Ethan and David. She has many more family members who will miss her love and hospitality. Funeral Service will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Countryside Funeral Home, 9185 NE Jacksonville Road, Anthony, with Bro. Connie Curtis officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow in Waldena Cemetery, Lynne, Florida. . Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Dec. 14 to Dec. 15, 2012
COX, VERNON, 72 Belleview – Vernon Cox, 72, died at his residence on De-cember 21, 2012. He was born in Olive Hill, KY on February 29, 1940 to the late Herbert and Dorothy (Car-penter) Cox. He was a retired (self-employed) optician for over 40 years. He attended Souls Harbor First Pentecostal Church, Belleview. Mr. Cox is survived by his wife of 46 years, Barbara (Davidson) Cox; three daughters, Keena (Den-nis) Haws, Lavern (Randy) Smith, Kari (Dan) Promutico; five grandchildren, Steven, Robert, Alex, Aaron and Katrina; four great-grandchildren, Kendall, Dalton, Marissa and Haley; brother, Garry (Birta) Cline; sisters, Patricia (Adrian) Wilkinson, Rita (Gary Lee) Rand, Porcha Taylor, Linda (Larry) Griffith and Sharon (Lowell) Sullivan. He is preceded in death by his Dad and Mom, and Step-dad Floyd Cline and brother, Don-ald R. Cox. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, De-cember 23, 2012 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview with Pastor Jason Varnum offi-ciating. Visitation will be from 1 – 3 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County, P.O. Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478. Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Dec. 22 to Dec. 26, 2012
BEASLEY, MABLE MAE 91 Silver Springs - Mable Mae Beasley, 91, of Silver Springs, went home to be with the Lord on January 26, 2010. Born in Delphi, Indiana she was a member of Forest Assembly of God. Mrs. Beasley was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Walter E. Beasley and two sons, Donald D. and Mitchell W. Beasley and is survived by her son, David E. Beasley; daughters, Betty Bales, Madeline Word, Imogene Tackett and Melody Paris; 24 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Forest Assembly of God. Visitation will be held at the Forest Assembly of God (17530 E. Hwy 40 Silver Springs, Fl 34488) on Sunday (Jan. 31st) from 4-6PM. Funeral Services will follow at the Church at 6PM. Interment will be in Olive Hill, KY. Arrangements by ROBERTS FUNERAL HOMES, Bruce Chapel East 2739 SE Maricamp Rd. Ocala 732-9944. . Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Jan. 28 to Jan. 29, 2010
Mamie Jane Bloomfield August 30, 2012 Mamie "Jane" Bloomfield, age 77, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2012 in Fort Myers, FL. "Jane" Bloomfield was born on May 12, 1936 in Carter County, KY. On April 30, 1958, she married Lonzo Lee Bloomfield in Greenup County, KY. Jane and Lonzo had 3 children: Larry, Darrell, and Kathy. Jane was survived by two of her children: Darrell Lynn Bloomfield and his wife Linda, and Kathy Jo Thayer and her husband James. She was survived by 5 grandchildren: Larry Lee Bloomfield; Debra Ann Thayer; Christoper Allen Bloomfield; Steven Charles Thayer; and Daniel Dean Thayer. Jane was survived by 7 great-grandchildren and 3 of her siblings. Jane was predeceased by her husband, Lonzo Lee Bloomfield (1997) and her oldest son, Larry Dean Bloomfield (1992). Visitation will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park on Tuesday, September 4 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral services will also be held at Hodges Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. She will be put to rest at Lee Memorial Park next to her son and husband. For more information about the services call Hodges Funeral Home at 239-334-4880. Published in The News-Press on Sept. 3, 2012
Robert M. Whitworth, 94, Shelbyville, KY, died Tuesday, August 24, 1999. Born in Grayson, KY he was the son of the late, William and Iva Whitworth. He was the owner/operator of M&W Motors, a member of Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church, Solomon Masonic Lodge #5, Scottish Rite (Louisville) and the Kiwanis Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Day Whitworth and is survived by his daughter, Norma Jeanne Hastings, Chicago, IL; grandson, Mark McCain, Lawrenceburg, KY; granddaughter, Molly McCain, Lawrenceburg, KY; three great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Katie and Zachary McCain all of Frankfort, KY. Visitation was held Wednesday at Shannon Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999 at Shannon Funeral Home with Rev. Bob C. Jones officiating. Interment was in Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, KY. Expressions of Sympathy may be made to the Masonic Homes of KY. Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home. . Published in The News-Press on Aug. 27, 1999
Albert R. Moss, 85, of Fort Myers, died December 6, 1998, at Lee Memorial Hospital. Mr. Moss was born in Robards, Ky., in 1913. He served in the Chaplains' Corps of the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1969, where he attained the rank of Colonel. Throughout his retirement, Mr. Moss was active in volunteer work. He was, in fact, an active volunteer until his death. He is survived by his wife, Virgel E. Moss; five children; several grand- and great-grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Moss celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. Memorial gifts may be made to Kentucky Christian College Library Fund, 100 Academy Parkway, Grayson, KY 41143. Published in The News-Press on Dec. 13, 1998
Fern Farley Jones, 74, a resident of N. Ft. Myers, FL passed away Nov. 22, 2004 in Twin Valley Regional Hospital, Grayson, KY. She was a retiree of the General Electric Corp. She is survived by her husband Don Kenneth Jones, Sr., 4 children; John Walton of Knoxville, TN, Donna Saylor of N. Ft. Myers, Don Kenneth Jones Jr., and wife Carol, Danita Kay Mulcahey and husband Thomas of Louisville, KY; 3 grandsons Christopher & Jesse Jones of N. Ft. Myers, Michael Mulcahey of Louisville, KY, 2 sister Stella Woolard of Cincinnati, OH, Lee Mills & husband William of Punta Gorda, FL, nieces, nephews and a host other relatives and friends, special friends Stewart Hensley, and Rev. James and wife Gene Holbrooke. Arrangements are being handled by the Bowling Funeral Home, London, KY. In lieu of flowers, donations to Victory Baptist Church, Pastor Mike Johnson , 15880 Hart Road, N. Ft. Myers, FL. . Published in The News-Press on Nov. 24, 2004
Donna Kay Hall, 55, of Cape Coral, died Thursday, April 30, 1998 in Cape Coral. She was born in Bluffton, Ind., and has lived in Cape Coral since 1961 coming from Grayson, Ky. She was a member of North Side Christian Church in Cape Coral. She is survived by her son, Van Hall of Lexington, Ky.; daughter, Lori Hobbie of Africa; mother Virgie Wiltshire of North Fort Myers; sister, Mary Lou Hennigan of Cape Coral; brother, Paul Brown of Smyna, Tenn.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 3, at 3:00 p.m. at the Northside Christian Church. The family will receive friends Saturday from 3 - 5 p.m. at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home. The family requests memorials be made to Hope Hospice in Donna's name. Coral Ridge Funeral Home Published in The News-Press on May 2, 1998
Nadine Rae Combs, 50, of N. Fort Myers passed away on Saturday September 20, 2008. The Defiance, OH native graduated from Continental High School in 1976; she is also a graduate of the Ohio State University, Michigan State University and received her PhD from Virginia Tech. Survivors include her parents Norval and Arline Combs of N. Fort Myers, brothers Martin (Crystal) Combs of Continental, OH, Matthew (Heather) Combs of Lehigh Acres, FL; sisters Norrine (Greg) Logan of Olive Hill, KY and Noline Wagner of Melrose, OH, 13 nieces and nephews and 8 great nieces and nephews. Memorial Services will be held at a later date and Memorial Contributions may be made to the Continental Public Library, Sixth Street, Continental, OH 45831. Published in The News-Press on Sept. 23, 2008
Arline Ann Combs CONTINENTAL - Arline Ann (Barker) Combs, 77, formerly of Continental, passed away at her home in N. Fort Myers, FL. at 9:50 p.m.on Sunday, December 29, 2013. She was born March 24, 1936 in Toledo to the late George M. Barker and Vera (Richards) Barker-Hanna. On August 6, 1955 she married Norval E. Combs who preceded her in death on November 16, 2008. She is survived by 4 children: Martin (Crystal) Combs of Continental, Matthew (Heather) Combs of N. Fort Myers, FL. Norrine (Greg) Logan of Olive Hill, KY., and Noline Wagner of Melrose; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers: Forrest Hanna of Hicksville and Harold (Buddy) Hanna of Columbus. She was also preceded in death by a daughter: Nadine Combs and 4 sisters: Vera Beckford, Georgia McAdams, Martha Graf, and Marjorie Bruce. Arline was the owner/operator of the former Combs Carry-Out in Continental and had worked at Wal-Mart in N. Fort Myers, FL. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014 at HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Continental with Pastor Eric Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Monroe Cemetery, Continental. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Published in The News-Press on Jan. 3, 2014
Earl Bishop passed away from this world in peace October 11, 2008 while visiting his daughter's home in Michigan. Earl was born to parents Oval and Lydia Bishop on August 22, 1943 in Olive Hill, Kentucky. He served in the U.S. Army 1962 -1967. He resided in the N. Fort Myers area since 1976 working as a Journeyman Electrician. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Dorothy Ann (Floyd) Bishop, three daughters Diana (Sid) Degeneres, Luther, MI, Georgia Sissy (Robert) Rudd of N. Fort Myers, Vicky (Thomas) Tatlock, N. Fort Myers and one son David Earl (Brandy) Bishop, Springfield, MO. Earl was blessed with 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren as well. Also surviving are his siblings Oval Junior (Margaret) Bishop, Oxford, MS, Betty (Charles) Tackett, Olive Hill, KY, Jim Bishop, Bob (Arlene) Bishop, Olive Hill, KY and Gary Joe Bishop, Fort Myers. Preceded in death by a brother Jack Bishop. A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, October 23rd, at Faith Assembly of God, 6950 Bayshore Rd. with Rev. Billy officiating. Private blessing with family from 6-6:30 PM. Receiving visitation of friends 6:30-8:00 PM. Earl was a simple man who loved his family, enjoyed nature and good conversation with people. He will remain forever with us in spirit and fond memories. Dad you were a special blessing to our family and we will meet again. Published in The News-Press on Oct. 22, 2008
DAVID WILLIAM "SKIP" BAKER MAY 31, 1945 - MAY 25, 2011 Mr. David William "Skip" Baker, age 65, of Fort Myers, FL formerly of Olive Hill, KY passed away Wednesday morning, May 25, 2011 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, KY. He was born May 31, 1945 in Cabell County, WV, a son of the late James and Edna Edison Baker. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Mary Marlene Butler; one son and daughter-in-law, Christopher Donald and Kris Tina Fauke Baker of Fort Myers, FL; three grandchildren, Ashley Fauke, Olivia Morgan Baker, and Cameron Lee Baker all of Fort Myers; his adopted Mom Edna Hamilton Burke. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly mourn his passing. A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Del Tura Country Club in the Starlight Ballroom. Condolences may be sent to the family at: Published in The News-Press on June 9, 2011
Freda J. (Sparks) Price PRICE, FREDA J., age 71, of Oviedo, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2003. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, Mrs. Price was a homemaker and attended First Baptist Church of Oviedo. She is survived by her husband, William; son, William Kevin of Clemmons, NC; daughters, Mary Lou Davis and Sandra Pheud both of Orlando; brothers, Herman Sparks of Grayson, KY, Terry Sparks of Orlando, and Robert Sparks of Columbus, OH; sister, Shirley Oberly of Circleville, OH; six grandchilren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Price will be held at 11AM on Friday, February 21, in the chapel of Collison's Howell Branch Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation for family and friends will be this evening from 6-8PM at the funeral home. Services entrusted to COLLISON'S HOWELL BRANCH FUNERAL HOME, 3806 Howell Branch Rd., Winter Park. Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Feb. 20, 2003
Emma Jane Burnett BURNETT, EMMA JANE "PEGGY", died June 24, 2007. She was 88. She was the wife of Col. Darrell H. Burnett, who died Feb. 1, 2002. They were married for 60 years. Born in Wabash, IN, on December 9, 1918 to Daniel and Mattie Nugent Myers, she graduated in 1937 from Shanghai American High School in China where her father worked for the Nationalist Chinese government. She studied nursing at Indiana University but was denied her almost completed RN degree because she married then 1st Lt. Darrell before graduation, in violation of nursing school rules, on July 12, 1941, shortly after he received orders for overseas duty. She supported her husband's 30-year U.S. Army career with her enthusiasm for world travel and her phenomenal ability to pack up and reestablish a home for him and their three children every two to five years for tours of duty that included Austria, Thailand, and Japan. She was a talented seamstress, knitter, interior decorator, Girl Scout leader; and English as a second language teacher. Her dedication to her husband and daughters was evident in her encouragement of their endeavors and attention to detail. She taught her daughters the value of love and family. She and her husband enjoyed retirement in Orlando with friends in Rio Pinar and the First Presbyterian Church. She spent her last years as a resident of Alterra Clare Bridge Cottage, Dublin PA where she received skilled and compassionate care. Survivors include her daughters, MaryLee Welch of Edmond OK, Josephine Howe of Doylestown PA, and Karen-Sue Ticknor Duncan of Grayson KY; her brother Capt. William Myers of Tampa, FL; her half-sister Elizabeth Myers Macinata of Boise, ID; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister Mary Rogers Smith. The service and interment will be held privately. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 100 N. 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103. Published in the Orlando Sentinel on July 6, 2007
Eve Faye Messick MESSICK, EVE FAYE of Casselberry peacefully passed away on August 18, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, George Franklin Messick; father Joseph Eikler; mother Effie Eikler Proctor, and siblings Maynard Eikler and Mamie Powers. Faye was born November 3, 1923 in Blakeley, WV. Orphaned before the age of seven, she was raised by an uncle and aunt in Mammoth, WV. During World War II Faye moved to Akron, OH to work at Goodyear Aircraft as a "Rosie the Riveter" on Corsair fighters. After the war she was on the wait staff at Akron's upscale Garden Grill. Another waitress at the restaurant introduced Faye to Frank Messick who had served in the Army Air Corps during the war. They were married in March of 1947. After the birth of her youngest child Faye became a full-time homemaker. In 1959 Faye and Frank sold their Akron home and moved to Florida, settling in Casselberry. Her friendly manner led Faye to become active in the local Welcome Wagon Club for several years. The meetings were held at Community United Methodist Church (CUMC) and Faye made that church her new spiritual home. During the 49 years she attended church there she sang in the choir, taught children's and adult Sunday School classes, taught Vacation Bible School for many summers, was an active member of the United Methodist Women serving several terms as president and holding other offices at both CUMC and the district levels, was a member of the Hope Circle, served as secretary of the church's Official Board, organized several of the church's Mother-Daughter banquets and special prayer services, represented CUMC as a lay delegate to the Florida United Methodist Annual Conference, received the 2008 Woman of the Year honor and wrote the history of CUMC. Faye was a firm believer in the power of prayer and for many years regularly attended a weekly home prayer group as well as an afternoon prayer group to pray for requests turned in by the CUMC congregation. From the early 1970s to the 1990s Faye used her talent and creativity to make and decorate wedding cakes for many brides in the area. She also worked as a receptionist in a Casselberry law firm. In addition Faye and Frank enjoyed traveling throughout the United States with friends and to Frank's military reunions. Faye is survived by daughters Sue Buchanan (Dave) of Highlands, NC and Patricia Messick of Winston-Salem, NC; sister Madeline "Jimmie" Blevins of Olive Hill, KY; grandsons Matthew Buchanan (Amy) of Sorrento, FL and Daniel Buchanan (Jade) of Leesburg, FL; great-grandchildren Dusti of Orange City, FL and Rylee and Ryan of Leesburg, FL. Visitation will be Sunday, August 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home-Altamonte Springs West. A memorial service will be held Monday, August 23, at 3 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church in Casselberry. A graveside service will follow at Glen Haven Memorial Park in Winter Park. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Community United Methodist Church, 4921 S. US Hwy 17/92, Casselberry, FL 32707. Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Aug. 21, 2010
John B. Garvin GARVIN, JOHN B., of Winter Springs passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2002. He was born in Olive Hill, Kentucky on November 21, 1913 to parents, Cecil Garvin and Clara Saunders. Mr. Garvin most recently lived in Pennsylvania in an historic farmhouse in Charlestown before moving to Florida in 1999. He was a graduate of the Naval Academy class of '37, and of MIT class of '39. He was an aeronautical engineer who worked for NACA, a precursor of NASA. He retired in 1975. He was an avid sailor and became a first-rate snow-skier later in life. He is survived by his wife, Mary-Jean and children: son, Keene from Little Mountain, NC; daughter, Leslie Owen from Phoenixville, PA; stepson, Rob Seiwell from Boca Raton; and stepdaughter, Peggy Baker from Winter Springs. He is also survived by four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. An informal Open House will be held at home on Friday, June 21 from 6-9PM. A Mass will be held at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Winter Springs, FL on Saturday, June 22 at 10AM. A memorial ceremony will be held at a later date on the Chesapeake in Virginia. Published in the Orlando Sentinel on June 19, 2002
Opal Mae Tackett Fannin FANNIN, OPAL MAE TACKETT, age 80, Orlando, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2008. Born in Lawton, KY, Mrs. Fannin's adopted parents were James & Lydia Moore. She married Eldridge Fannin in 1946 at Grayson, KY. Mr. Fannin went to be with his Heavenly Father in March 1970. Opal Mae was a member of the Central Christian Church and was an Assistant Manger for the S&H Stamp Redemption Center, Orlando. She is survived by her children, Mary Margaret (Marty) Fannin-Mett, Orlando, Sharon Ann (Graham) Fannin-Coe, Hastings, FL, Howard Michael (Patricia) Fannin, TX, Eldridge (Butch) Fannin, Hollopaw, FL; 10 grandchildren, 10 great- grandchildren; brothers, Dr. Edward Crawford; Rufus Tackett, Olive Hill, KY. The Family will receive Friends, today, Thursday, March 27, 2008, from 4-7 PM at the Lake Ivanhoe Chapel of Baldwin- Fairchild Funeral Home, 301 NE Ivanhoe Blvd. at N. Orange Ave, Orlando. The Funeral Service will be held Friday, March 28, 2008, 1 PM at the Central Christian Church, 250 W. Ivanhoe Blvd., Orlando. Interment will follow at Glen Haven Memorial Park, Winter Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Christian Church, or The American Cancer Society or to the American Red Cross. Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Mar. 27, 2008
Vera B. Bush BUSH, Vena B. 90, of Miamisburg, OH passed away peacefully at Elmcroft of Washington Township on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. She was born July 27, 1922 in Carter County, KY to the late Farris and Chloe Lee (Porter) Pennington. Also preceding her in death is her first husband, DJ Bush on Dec. 31, 1999, second husband, Donald "Pete" Stull, Jr. in 2003, daughter, Rita Sonnino on Dec. 17, 2007 and her son, James David Bush on June 1, 2010. She is survived by her grandchildren, Mindy (Mark) Cornell, Debra (Greg) Arenstein, Andrew (Heather) Janes, Nathan (Ami) Bush, Ryan Bush, Alyssa Bush, Amy (Diego) Romo; great-grandchildren, Marcus, Mackenzie, Michael, and Matthew Cornell, Marley and Parker Arenstein, Savannah and Shelby Janes, Garrett and Taylor Bush, Skylar, Madeline and Malakai Bush, and Sebastian Romo. Vena lived a long life filled with love, joy, and faith. She will always be remembered for her strong spirituality and compassionate heart. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend. Friends and family may visit from 7-8 pm on Thursday, Oct. 18 at Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home, 508 East Linden Ave., Miamisburg, OH and also from 1-4 pm on Friday, Oct. 19 at the funeral home. Vena will be laid to rest at the Bush Family Cemetery in Grayson, KY at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer's Association , in memory of Vena. Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Oct. 17, 2012
Ralph W. Whitt WHITT, Ralph W. 93, of St. Petersburg, passed away Friday, April 30, 2010, at Hospice House Woodside. He was born in Olive Hill, KY, and came here from Cincinnati, OH. He graduated from Batavia High School in Ohio. He was a United States Navy veteran. He retired from General Electric in Cincinnati. He was a member of both the Masons and the Shriners. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years, June A. Whitt; and his parents, Henry and Minnie Whitt. He is survived by his son, Michael Wayne Whitt; several nieces and nephews, including Diana Denisar, Lakewood Ranch, FL, Laura Denny, Noblesville, IN, Cathy Truman, IN, Roger Ward, ID, and Greg Johnson, IN. Visit the family's personalized online Published in the Tampa Bay Times on May 4, 2010
Seth Sigmon SIGMON, Seth A. Age 29, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, April 25, 2009, at his home. Born in Logan, WV, he came to this area 10 years ago from Chapmanville, WV. He worked as a GEO Technician for Rimkus Consulting, Inc., was an Assistant Football Coach for the Shady Hills "Raiders" Youth League and was Baptist by faith. Survivors include his fiance Stacy; son Anthony; parents Arthur "Bill" & Debra Sigmond of Olive Hill, KY; brothers, Shade Sigmon of Logan, WV and Shayne Sigmon of Huntington, WV; maternal grandparents Dale and Ethel Harwood of Olive Hill, KY; and paternal grandmother Josephine Sigmon of Logan, WV. Visitation for friends will be 9-10 am Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel with a funeral service to follow at 10 am. Services will also be held at Freeman Funeral Home in Chapmanville, WV Friday, May 1. Burial will follow at East Carter County Cemetery, Grayson, KY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a Trust Acct. for Anthony. Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home Spring Hill Chapel 352-686-6649. Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Apr. 29, 2009
Claude H. DeBord DeBORD Claude H. 89, died on July 7, 2008 at Bay Pines Hospice unit. Born in Olive Hill, KY, the family moved to Ironton, OH when he was 2 years old. The son of Frank and Callie DeBord, he was preceded in death by his parents and ten brothers and sisters: Ralph, Chester, Bill, Lovell, Fern, Gertrude, Clayton, Burton, Paul, and Clyde. He is survived by his wife Betty. They were married for 62 wonderful years. He also leaves behind a brother Earl of NH,;one son Claude H. Jr and his wife Joanne; one granddaughter April; one grandson Claude Paul and wife Nancy; and two great-grandchildren Claude Jacob, and Skyler Alexander. He served in the Pacific Theatre in WWII in the 24th Infantry Division 19th Regiment with five invasions and five Bronze Stars awarded. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor. He was a volunteer at Bay Pines for 24 years and loved gardening, animals, and his wife's cooking. Graveside Services will be held privately for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Published in the Tampa Bay Times from July 10 to July 11, 2008
Ben Wade Crawford M.D. CRAWFORD, Ben Wade M.D. 82 years old, of North Redington Beach, formerly of Lexington, KY, died on Dec. 2, 2008. Dr. Crawford was born on Oct. 9, 1926, in Murray, KY, the son of Wade and Clover Crawford and is survived by sibling Jean Gray Crawford (Bettye) of Mayfield, KY and predeceased by brother Colonel Fred Mills Crawford. He is also survived by his beautiful wife, Mary Jo (Cundiff); his daughters, whom he cherished, Jennifer Crawford, Leslie Echave (Jorge), and Wendy Longmire (Jay); and four delightful grandchildren, Logan and Evan Echave (Tampa), and Wade and Madison Longmire (Nashville). Dr. Crawford is a graduate of Murray State University (1949) and the University of Louisville Medical School (1953). He served in the United States Army from 1944-1946. Upon completing medical school, Dr. Crawford and his wife lived in Olive Hill, KY and then Camden, TN, where he practiced Family Medicine. He continued his education at Ohio State University obtaining a specialty in anesthesiology in 1961. After which, Dr. Crawford, his wife, and three girls settled in Lexington, KY, where he practiced anesthesiology at Central Baptist Hospital for 25 years. Dr. Crawford then founded Medical Heights Outpatient Surgery Center where he practiced anesthesiology and managed outpatient surgery until his retirement in 1993. Upon retirement, Dr. Crawford and his wife moved to North Redington Beach, enjoying the surf and their Florida friendships. Dr. Crawford was a gentleman's farmer, owning and farming land adjacent to Raven's Run, where he could embrace his love of nature. He enjoyed baking bread, Kentucky football, historic reading, and tilling the land when not practicing medicine. All who knew him will miss his gentle spirit. A memorial service for Dr. Crawford will be held at the Lexington Cemetery in Lexington, KY, Dec. 20, 2008 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Florida-Gulf Coast Chapter 9365 U.S. Hwy 19 N. Suite B Pinellas Park, FL 33782;
Ray F. BUTTS BUTTS, Ray F. 86, a WW II veteran of St. Petersburg, passed away Oct. 15, 2013. Buirial in Olive Hill, KY. Survived by daughters, Rhonda Butts, Kathy Trent, and Jeanie York. Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 8, 2013
Ruby J. Howell, age 77, of Wellston, passed away Monday, November 23, 2009, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 18, 1932 in Rush, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Andrew J. Blythe and Amelia E. Hughes Blythe. Ruby was a 1951 graduate of Blackfork High School. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker and was a member of the Zion #3 Church in Wellston. She is survived by her 10 children, William Robert Howell of Jackson, Anita Jean (Roger) Canter of Oak Hill, Thomas Edward (Bonnie) Howell of Hamden, Kathryn Ann Conn of Jackson, Corrina Sue (Danny) Farleigh of Minnesota, Etta Marie Willis of Wellston, Dottie L. (Steve) Jones of Wellston, Tina Kay (Donald) Kincaid of Wellston, Stephen Ray (Nikki) Howell of Hamden, and Paul Timothy (Mary) Howell of Wellston; brothers and sister, Andrew Blythe of Sabina, Smitty Lee Hughes of Russellport, Oh., and Patty Robneck of Colorado, as well as 22 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Howell, son-in-law, Larry Willis, and several brothers and sisters. Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Sizemore and Pastor Ed Barney officiating. Burial will be in the Ridgewood Cemetery.
William A. “Bill” Dixon, 55, of Jackson, Ohio, formerly of Ashland, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 in Jackson. Bill was born on February 14, 1958 in Ashland, son of Shirley E. Hall Dixon of Ashland, Ky. and the late Franklin Delano “Frank” Dixon. Bill was a field service technician with Columbus Equipment Company, a member of the Masonic Lodge of Piketon, Ohio and Odd Fellows of Piketon, Ohio, a horse trader out of Rush, Kentucky, and was married to Cindy Collins Dixon of Jackson and formerly of Greenup, Ky. Other survivors include three sons, Connor at home, Billy and Jason Dixon of Florida; a daughter, Morgan Dixon at home; four grandchildren; a brother, Franklin K. (Patricia) Dixon of Ashland; and a sister, Shirley Barker Winkler of Ashland. Visitation for Bill was held in Jackson on Sunday, Oct., 13, 2013 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home with a masonic service at 6 p.m., and also on Monday, Oct. 14, after 12 p.m. noon at Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. with Rev. Dobie Wyatt presiding; burial followed in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. Arrangements were under entrusted to Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland.
Viola A. Trace, age 80, of Jackson, Ohio passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at her daughter’s residence. She was born February 27, 1933 in Carter County, Kentucky to the late Charles and Minnie (Ratliff) Nichols. She is survived by two sons, Eugene (Shirley) Harmon and William (Missy) Harmon both of Jackson, Ohio; three daughters, Thelma (Jim) Martin, and Jessie (Ed) Tolliver of Jackson, Ohio and Mary Trace (Regina) of Wilkesville, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Teresa Harmon of Oak Hill, Ohio; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; and one brother, Thomas Nichols of Jackson, Ohio. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two husbands, James Harmon and Earl Trace; one son, Clarence Harmon; two daughters, Maxine Nichols and Irene Harmon; two stepsons, Clifford Harmon, and Earl Wesley Trace; as well as two sisters and one brother. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 1, at 2 p.m. at Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Oak Hill, Ohio. Burial will follow at Monroe Cemetery.
Mitchell B. James, age 67, of Chillicothe, Ohio and formerly of Oak Hill, Ohio and Xenia, Ohio passed away Monday, January 13, 2014 at Dayton VA Medical Center. He was born January 28, 1946 to the late Emerson and Elodia (Fraley) James in Grayson, Kentucky. He is survived by a daughter, Julia Denise Taylor; three granddaughters, Kierstyn, Megan, and Michaela Taylor; long-time friend, Janis James; as well as all of his Oak Hill friends, and his Chillicothe motorcycle buddies. Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents is a son, Michael James. He leaves behind wonderful memories, many smiles, and books full of poetry. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home in Oak Hill, Ohio with Pastor Stan Howard officiating. Friends may call from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday, January 16 prior to the service. A motorcycle ride will be held in early spring in his honor to celebrate his life. Contact Janis James at janisjames@msn.com for information regarding the ride.
Vina Coleman (McCoy), age 74, of Oak Hill went to be with the Lord October 9, 2008, at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. She was born May 18, 1934, in Pikeville, Kentucky, to the late Trimble and Stella (Kitchen) McCoy of Pikeville. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband, Stanley “Hot Shot” Coleman, and fourteen brothers and sisters. She is survived by children, Judy (Tony) Rose of Hamden, Wilbur (Tammy) Coleman of Bowling Green, Dan Coleman of Kentucky, Carolyn Coleman of Oak Hill, special granddaughter, Sarah Coleman of Bowling Green, sisters, Willa Mae Gray of Oak Hill, and Marge Greer of Grayson, Kentucky. Vina was nanny and granny to many kids, and she loved them all dearly. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. On Monday, October 13, at the Monroe Church in Oak Hill with Rev. Randy Hughes and Rev. Herman Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at C.M. Cemetery. Friends may call 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, October 12, at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home.
Kenneth E. Wood age 53 of Wellston, Ohio went to be with the Lord on May 4, 2013 at home in the presence of his family. He was born in Ross County, Ohio October 25, 1959 to the late Rev, Ralph Wood and Viola Sheets Wood. Kenny was a manager for McDonald’s for 33 years, serving the last 18 years as store manager for the McDonald’s of Wellston. He was loved by many in the community for his love, kindness and generosity he showed to all and was very honored to be chosen Grand Marshal of the 2011 Coal Festival. On Nov. 11, 2006 he married the love of his life Rosie (Fannin) Wood, who survives him. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Viola Wood of Jackson, two daughters Meghann (Braun) Lowery of Jackson and Sarah Wood of Jackson, son Larry (Grethel) Baker of Chillicothe, two grandchildren Kenzie and Karleigh of Jackson, three brothers Bob (Vivian) Wood of Lucasville, Tim (Geri) Wood of Richmondale and JR (Debbie) Wood of Florence, Kentucky, six step-children Lisa (Chuck) Conrad of Tucson, Arizona, Gladys (Ted) Crum of Ironton, Ohio, Denver (Beverly) Vaughn of Greenup, Kentucky, Peggy (Adam) Rhoden of Garrison, Kentucky, Jimmy (Jessica) Vaughn of Grayson, Kentucky, Mark (Elizabeth) Vaughn of Grayson, Kentucky; 12 step-grandchildren; Ryan, Wesley, Roseann, Austin, Chad, Chasity, Kelly, Andrew, Chloe, Mark, Dallas and Dalton, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Rev, Ralph Wood and a stillborn sister. Friends may call Thursday, May 9, from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held a1 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at the funeral home with Rev. Barry Benson officiating and burial to follow in the Little Mound Cemetery in Richmondale, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the “Kids and Big Kids for Kenny” fund at WesBanco, to help with final expenses.
Ollie E. Moore, 87, of Wellston, died Tuesday afternoon, March 31, 2009 at Holzer Medical Center-Gallipolis, following several years of failing health. She was born in Greenup, Kentucky on February 4, 1922, daughter of the late William Monroe Conley and Annie Elizabeth Slavens Conley. She was a homemaker and loved to sew in her spare time. She was a member of the “Little Kitchen Band” that made their own instruments and sang at local nursing facilities. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Hobert and William Conley; one sister, Juanita Bolton; one daughter, Eva Jane Kirby; a granddaughter, Katherine; and a grandson, Robert Shockey. Surviving are one son, Glenn E. Farrow of Barbourville, Kentucky; five daughters, Betty Ann Shockey (Marvin) of Olive Hill, Kentucky; Barbara Jean McClaskey (Arthur) of Delphos, Ohio; Mary E. Walters of McArthur; Johnnie M. Scarberry (James) of Lima, Ohio; Linda Lawson of Wellston; and one sister, Ella Mae Bayes of Kentucky. Thirteen grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews survive. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston on Friday from noon until 1 p.m., at which time the body will be taken to the Ridgewood Cemetery for graveside services at 1:15 p.m.
Sabra H. Miller, 85 , of Wellston, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, November 5, 2013, at Four Winds Nursing Facility. She was born on September 20, 1928, in Olive Hill, Kentucky, daughter of the late William Otha Back and Rachel Carroll Back. She was employed as a waitress at Ginetta’s in Wellston for five years and later as a waitress at American Legion Post # 371 of Wellston. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at Post #371. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband. Willard Thacker in 1991; her second husband, Billy M. Miller Sr. in 1998; two brothers, Bobby and Norman Back; two sisters, Lucille Riffe and Garnet Smith; and step-father, Sam Hicks. Surviving are a brother, Sam (Paularene) Hicks Jr. of Jackson; two sisters, Barbara Froesch of Alaska and Linda May (Richard) Rife of Knoxville, Tenn.; three stepsons, Gary (Michelle) Miller, Billy (Pam) Miller Jr., and Andy (Betty) Miller; two stepdaughters, June (Fred) Waugh and Belinda (Charlie) Price; and several nieces, nephews, stepgrandchildren, and step greatgrandchildren. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour at 1 p.m. with Pastor Andy Rawlins officiating. Sabra’s final resting place will be in the Byer Cemetery.
Opal Fields age 88, passed away Friday, February 25, 2011 at Holzer Medical Center of Gallipolis. She was born June 9, 1924 in Olive Hill, Kentucky to the late Andrew Jackson and Bessie Jane Stephens Branham. She is survived by her daughter Lu and John Dawson of Maryland, sons; Carl and Thelma Bonice of Minnesota and Joe and Jeanie Bonice of Alabama, 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Leonard Fields; sons,Charles and David Bonice, two daughters-in-law, Anna Taylor Bonice and Judy Gail Bonice. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 28, 2011 at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Fulton officiating and burial to follow in the Centerpoint Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, February 27, 2011 at the funeral home.
Thomas Eugene “Bubba” Perry, age 20, a former resident of Wellston, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born December 2, 1990 in Gallipolis, Ohio to James Ray Perry and Tina Marie Browning Perry. Tommy was a 2009 graduate of Wellston High School. He is survived by his parents, James Perry of Wellston and Tina Perry of Olive Hill, Kentucky; sister, Latasha Renee Browning of Ypsilanti, Mich.; niece, Joyce Marie Browning of Ypsilanti, Mich.; grandparents, Arlie and Mary Browning of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Helen Perry of Wellston; step-grandmother, Evelyn Perry of Wellston, as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Tommy was preceded in death by his grandfather, Delbert “Gene” Perry. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Hamden Cemetery.
Antigo Daily Journal Antigo, Langlade Co., WI Monday, January 28, 1957. Andrew Bailey, 53, Elton Dies of Accident Injures 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 high way 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 for the car but the 1940 Chevrolet was completely demolished. He was taken to the hospital in Antigo by a passing motorist. Mr. Bailey was born June 22, 1903, at Grahn, Ky., 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 by the Yawkey-Bissel company at White Lake for many years and since 1950 had been 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 a.m. Tuesday and at the church from 11 a.m. until time of services.
Lambert, John - January 4, 1874-January 15, 1959 Thursday, January 15, 1959 John H. Lambert, 85, of Elton, retired Chicago & North Western railway man and veteran of the Spanish-American war, died at 4 p.m. today at the Langlade County Memorial hospital. Mr. Lambert was born Jan. 4, 1874, in Elliot County, Kentucky, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lambert. He served as a private in the Spanish American war with company one of the first regiment of Kentucky Infantry, United States Volunteers from June 7, 1898 until Feb. 24, 1899. In 1900 he came to Langlade County and was married Dec. 21, 1917, at Bryant, to Lutisha Bowen who survives. He was employed by the Chicago & North Western railway until his retirement in 1939. Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Adolph (Violet) Berndt, Clintonville; three sons, Will, Olive Hill, KY., and John and Carl, Elton; 19 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also surviving is a half-sister Mrs. Lydia Kegley. A daughter died in infancy. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Four Corners Assembly of God church at Elton with the Rev. Adam Biffert officiating. Burial will be in Bent Cemetery at Bryant. Friends may call at the McCandless-Zobel and Bradley funeral home from 2 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Saturday and at the church from noon Saturday until time of services. Submitted by: Jessica VanHove - jvanhove at avci.net
Jones, Sarah Rebecca (nee Prince) - died October 21, 1946. Mrs. John Jones Died Yesterday Mrs. John Wesley Jones, 82, a resident of this county for the past four years, died at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Lambert, town of Polar. She was born Sarah Rebecca Prince April 25, 1864, in Elliott county Kentucky. She was married 59 years ago in Rowan County, KY., and spent most of her life there. She came here from Anderson, Ind., where she had been living with relatives. Surviving are seven children, Mrs. Jess Leadingham (Belle), and Mrs. James Lambert (Mary), both of the town of Polar, William of Long Lake, Mrs. Allie Rose of Antigo, Mrs. Myrtle Cooper, Sam and Thurston, all of Muncie, Ind. She was preceded in death by her husband and one son. She also leaves behind 32 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and one brother, Andy of Rowan County. Funeral arrangements are delayed pending word from relatives in Indiana. Submitted by: Jessica VanHove - jvanhove at avci.net
The Antigo Daily Journal Antigo, Langlade Co., WI Wednesday, September 5, 1962. Ora Caudill, 67, Dies Last Night Ora Caudill, 67, of 923 Duchac street died at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday at the Langlade County Memorial hospital. Mr. Caudill had been ill since receiving serious injuries in a fall while employed in construction in Antigo several years ago. He was a resident of Antigo since 1948. The deceased was born Sept. 25, 1894, in Elliott county, Kentucky, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Caudill. At the age of two he came to Langlade county with his parents. At one time he operated a farm at Sherry in the town of Langlade and in 1931 returned to Morehead, Ky., where he resided until moving to Antigo. He was married in 1912 to Barbara Johnson who died in 1920. On May 17, 1921, he married Lynn Clark who survives. Also surviving are 10 daughters and four sons. They are Mrs. Roscoe (Clara) Adkins of Milwaukee, Mrs. Mabel Nickel, Mrs. Philip (Edna) Frayer, and Mrs. Forrest (Ruth) Crandall, all of Antigo, Mrs. Edna Smith of Decatur, Ill. Mrs. Thomas (Fay) Smith of Farmers, Ky., Mrs. Howard (Ann) Peltier of Burlington, Wis., Mrs. Glenn (Nellie) DeBroux, Mrs. Thomas (Virginia) Keen and Mrs. James (Bonnie) Lewis, all of route 1, Emil and Clyde, both of Kenosha, Curnis of Morehead, Ky., and Edgar of Union Grove, Wis. Also surviving are a sister and brother, Mrs. Florence Grigson of Knightstown, Ind. And Elzy of La Grange, Ill., 53 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Willie and Sanford, are deceased. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the McCandless-Zobel and Bradley funeral home where friends may call from 3 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Howard Conine, pastor of the Antigo Church of God, of which the deceased was a member, will officiate and burial will be in Bent cemetery, Bryant.
The Antigo Daily Journal Antigo, Langlade Co., WI Saturday, April 26, 1969. Willard Bailey Dies at Age 73 Willard Bailey, 73, longtime Elton resident, died Friday evening at his home following an apparent heart attack. He was born Jan. 22, 1896, in Carter county, Kentucky, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Bailey. He came to Langlade county with his parents at age of 12, and has since resided in the Elton area. In 1932 he was married to the former Allie Nixon, from whom he was divorced. Mr. Bailey worked as a woodsman prior to his retirement in 1961. Surviving are one brother, Thurman, of Ohio; and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Robinson, Elton. Preceding him in death were four brothers, Jess, Sherman, Andrew and George; and three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Hamilton, Mrs. Maude Tate, and Mrs. Florence Kraft. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Four Corners Assembly of God church with the Rev. Carl O. Swanson officiating. Interment will be in Sherry cemetery. The body will lie in state at the McCandless-Zobel and Bradley funeral home where friends may call from 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon until 12 o'clock noon Monday. Visitation at the church will be from 1 p.m. until time of services.
The Morehead News Journal-Times 2/24/14 Vernon K. Johnson, 81, of Olive Hill, died Saturday at Elliott County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sandy Hook. He was born March 5, 1932, in Carter County. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Duvall and Moore Funeral Home in Olive Hill with Allen Wells officiating. Burial will follow Feb. 27 at the Johnson Cemetery on Bens Run. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at the funeral home.
The Morehead News Journal-Times 2/24/14 Juanita Seagraves Lindsay, 77, of Springboro, Ohio, previously of Grayson, died on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Malone Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Seagraves Family Seagraves on Edison Road in Grayson. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Wednesday until service time at the funeral home.
Anonymous The Morehead News Journal-Times 2/24/14 Norma Lee Shears Savage, 65, of Grayson, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. She was born Nov. 8, 1948, in Grayson, a daughter of the late Richard and Jewell Meenach Shears. Norma was a seamstress and a member of the Hitchins Gospel Mission. Her survivors include her husband of 43 years, James “Billy” Savage of Grayson; one son, Scott Savage of Grayson; one daughter, Megan Savage of Lexington; three sisters, Barbara Shears of Greenup, Wanda Terry of Lexington and Vivian Bailey of Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, William Shears of New York, Donald Shears of Grayson and Charles Ray Shears of Paducah; and one grandson, Craig Andrew Marble of Minnesota. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the Malone Funereal Home in Grayson with Gary Sparks and Eugene Wilburn, ministers. Burial will be in the Grayson Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening, Feb. 26, and after 9 a.m. Thursday until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Norma’s memory to the Hitchins Gospel Mission Building Fund, 279 B & L Lane, Grayson, KY 41143.
The Morehead News Journal-Times 2/24/14 Alan Wallace, 66, passed from this life on Jan. 9, 2014, at his home in Rush. He was born May 28, 1947, in Ashland. Graveside memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 at the Newsome Cemetery on Carter Caves Road. Arrangements are by the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson
Bobby Ellis Reed, 79, of Olive Hill, passed away Thursday evening, Feb. 20, 2014, at his residence. He was born Nov. 12, 1934, in Hager, a son of the late Bert and Judia Faulkner Reed. Bobby attended James Chapel Community Church and was a tire drill press operator and lifelong farmer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gwen Reed; one son, Mike Reed; one daughter, Debbie Hicks; one grandchild, Brandon Hicks; one great-great-grandchild, Jazneil Marqueze; and three brothers, Edison Reed, Dean Reed and Stelson Reed. Bobby is survived by his companion, Alma Kaye Burchett; one daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Roy Hansford of Hillsboro, Ohio; one son-in-law, Robert Hicks of Wilmington, Ohio; one daughter-in-law, Marie Reed of Wilmington, Ohio; two stepsons, Kevin Dewayne Burchett of Olive Hill and Carey and Teri Burchett of Grayson; eight grandchildren, Michelle Rouadi, Chris and Melissa Reed, Timmy and Liz Reed, Buddy and Tracy Phillips, Steven and Amber Hicks, Craig Manor and Ruby Miller, Jon Hansford and Sennie Keyser; five step-grandchildren, Kyle, Courtney, Kelsey, Kerrick and Tyler Burchett; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Louetta Bailey of Castilla, Ohio; and a stepmother, Letha Plank of Morehead. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother James Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, and until the service hour Tuesday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164. The Morehead News Journal-Times 2/24/14
February 23, 2014 Carrie Ann Nolen Stephens - 1972-2014 GRAYSON — Carrie Stephens, 41, of Grayson, died Saturday. She was born May 10, 1972, in Ashland. She is survived by her husband, David Stephens. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson. Burial will be in Cribbs Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Carrie Stephens, 41, of Grayson, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. She was born May 10, 1972, in Ashland, a daughter of the late Sherwyn Hornbuckle Nolen. She was also preceded in death by her step-brother, Shannon Greer.
February 22, 2014 Rex Henry Porter Sr. - 1928-2014 The Independent BIRMINGHAM, AL — Rex Henry Porter Sr., 85, of Birmingham, Ala., passed from this life on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. He was born March 23, 1928, in South Point, Ohio, a son of the late Edgar and Susie Gibson Porter. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Janet Stickler Porter; his former wife, Betty Damron Porter; a son, Jerry Lee Porter; his stepmother, Lettie Chaffin Porter; a sister, Lillian Murdock; and brothers Lawrence, Herschel, Ed and Clyde Porter. His faithful 17-year companion, Snoopy, will be buried with him at their final resting place in Ohio. Rex worked for the C&O Railroad for many years, which led him to Olive Hill, where he later began Porter’s Wrecker Service. He retired in Worthington and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Karen (Steve) Carnohan of Helena, Ala., Patricia (Larry) Henson of Boyd, Texas, and Tina (Phillip) Barber of Salt Lick; five sons, Rex Porter Jr. of Weaverville, N.C., Ronnie (Lisa) Porter of Lewisburg, Tenn., Gary (Vicki) Porter of Riverview, Fla., David (Katrina) Porter of Starke, Fla., and Terrance (Rita) Porter of Olive Hill; his former wife, Glenna Carroll Porter of Olive Hill; 20 grandchildren, Rex Alan Porter, Ben Porter, Jaimie Naylor, Michael Irby, Lindsay Carnohan, Bryan Hale, Misty Hale Hood, Ronnie Dale Porter II, Sunshine Diers, Adam Porter, Sarah Manning, Holly Brummett, Timmy Porter, Cori Fitchpatrick, Ryan Fitchpatrick, Jordan Barron, Gabriel Barber, Kyle Porter, Dustin Porter and Dezarae Porter; and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Evans Funeral Home in Raceland by the Rev. Mike Rice. Burial will be in Ice Creek Cemetery in Deering, Ohio.
Hunter Ellison Blevins, 20, of Olive Hill, KY went to be with his Lord on Monday, August 20, 2012. He was born December 19, 1991 in Morehead, KY a son of Danette Ellison (and Larry L.) Hignite of Olive Hill and Terry (and Ashley) Blevins of Willard, KY and grandson of John and Sally Ellison of Beckley, WV and Mary Blevins of Grayson and the late E.W. Blevins. Hunter was a Laborer in Agriculture and was a member of the Oak Grove Church of Christ. In addition to his parents and grandparents, he is survived by: One sister, Sara Jo (Thomas) Klusker of Colorado Springs, CO; One brother, Ashton Blevins of Willard, KY; One Step-sister, Laryn (Zach) Bradford of Grayson; One niece, Savannah Klusker and two nephews, Brody Hignite and Braxton Bradford. Hunter was always blessed with great friends and their parents who really cared about him, treating him like their own. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Ron Lindeman and Bradley Cotton, officiating. Burial will be in the Blevins Family Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday evening, August 24 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday after 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
April 12, 2013 Clair P. Yeager The Tribune-Democrat OLIVE HILL, Ky. — YEAGER – Clair P. “Sarge” “Doc,” 84, Olive Hill, Ky., died April 10, 2013, at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin. Born March 5, 1929, in South Fork, son of Milford L. Sr. and Stella (Crissey) Yeager. Preceded in death by parents; infant daughter, Joni; sister, Elizabeth Costlow; brothers, Boyd, Cloyd, Dale and Milford Jr. “Dutch" Yeager; and brothers, Blair and Thomas Kemerer. Survived by children, Dawn, wife of David Kuhn, Summerhill; David, fiance of Allison Flanary, Ocala, Fla.; Daniel, married to Sandee Linton, Windber; Pete, married to Chris Croyle, Johnstown; and Paul, and girlfriend, Jessica Dayton; James and girlfriend, Stacy Kelly; and Bill, married to Stephanie Cooke, all of Windber; former wife, Carole (Bowen) Yeager, Windber; grandchildren, Kevin, Scott, Frank, Nicole, Kirstie, Zachary, Michelle, Kaitlyn Joy and Emily; and great-grandchildren, Ace, Von, Ella and Reed. Clair was a graduate of Adams High School. He was a U.S. Army SFC (Ret.) veteran of the Korean War, Purple Heart recipient of the Vietnam War, served active duty in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, four Bronze Stars and several unit citations. Member of American Legion Post 138, Olive Hill, Ky., and VFW Post 3705, Grayson, Ky. Founder of 3D Oil Burner Service, now known as Yeager’s Heating, Windber. He loved spending time with his family, was a devoted and hard worker, an avid Cleveland Browns fan and enjoyed sharing vegetables from his garden. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork, by Pastor Keven Dickerman. Interment, South Fork Cemetery. Military graveside service by St. Michael American Legion Post 551
The Morehead News 2/24/14 Paul Gean Zornes, 58, of Olive Hill, died Friday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was born Feb. 21, 1956, in Lewis County, a son of the late Curtis and Myrtle Littleton Zornes. In addition to his parents he was preceded by one brother, Velmar Abrams. Paul served as pastor at the Pleasant Valley Gospel Tabernacle, Gilberts Chapel and was Senior Pastor at the Walnut Grove Church. He is survived by his wife, Montana Zornes; four daughters, Sabrina Zornes, Marissa Zornes and Susan Kitchen, all of Vanceburg, and Geania King of Olive Hill; two sons, Danny Pelfrey and David Pelfrey, both of Tollesboro; one brother, Junior Abrams of Indiana; and 14 grandchildren. In addition to these, Paul is survived by a host of friends that sadly mourn his passing. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at the Pleasant Valley Gospel Tabernacle in Olive Hill with Winston Lykins officiating. Burial will follow in the Henderson Cemetery in on Ky. 59 near Olive Hill. Pallbearers will be members of the Pleasant Valley Gospel Tabernacle. Honorary pallbearer will be Dempsey Henderson. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Duvall & Moore Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Olive Hill.
Fred Ercel Crawford Jr. July 18, 1930 - May 12, 2013 Fred E. Crawford, Jr., 83, was born in Olive Hill, KY and died May 12, 2013. He was a member of Olive Hill Masonic Lodge #629 Olive Hill, KY; member and past master, 1989, of Willis V. Fentress #296 VA Beach, VA; honorary member of Norview Lodge #113 and Charles T. Morton Lodge #232; Norfolk Scottish Rite Bodies 32°; Khedive Shriners, Chesapeake, VA; El Hasa Shriners, Ashland, KY; Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels; and commissioned an Admiral in the Great Fleet of the Commonwealth of KY. He retired from the US Navy as CPO in 1968 and from Sears Service Center in 1991. He is survived by his wife, Betty; sons, Bruce and Brian; daughter-in-law, Cathy; grandsons, Nathan and Scott; granddaughter, Heather; and great-grandson, Elijah. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home with burial to follow at Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Olive Hill Lodge #629 , POB 27, Olive Hill, KY 41164 or Khedive Shrine Transportation Fund, 645 Woodlake Dr., Chesapeake, VA 23320.
Shawn Ora Henderson October 19, 1976 ~ May 29, 2013 Sweetser - Shawn Ora Henderson, 36, died on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in his residence. He was born in Moorehead, Kentucky on October 19, 1976 to David and Shirley (Fultz) Henderson. He married Jamie Dixon on January 3, 2011 and she survives. He was a surgical technician at Ball Memorial Hospital and previously worked at Thompson Electric and Woody's Property Maintenance. Shawn attended Calvary Social Brethren of Marion. He enjoyed fishing, skateboarding, music, camping, tattoos, computers, and spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife Jamie Henderson, Sweetser; parents, Shirley (Darl) Johnson, Sweetser and David Shan (Della) Henderson, Olive Hill, KY; children, Isaiah Shawn and unborn daughter Shawna Ora; siblings, Shanna Henderson, Marion, David (Brittney) Henderson II, Marion, Angela (Keith) Henderson-Williams, Nashville, TN; nieces and nephews, Tyler, Bayleigh, Jaeden, Katie, and McKynleigh; many friends, aunts, uncles, and cousins; and grandparents, Jackie B. (Marcella) Miller, Olive Hill, KY. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ora and Fern Fultz. Visitation will be from 9-11 am on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main Street, Gas City, Indiana. Funeral Service will be at 11 am on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main Street, Gas City, Indiana. Burial will be in Jefferson Cemetery, Upland, Indiana.
The Morehead News Journal-Times 2/18/14 Cassie Lene Garvin Smith, 75, of Olive Hill, passed away Monday evening, Feb. 3, 2014, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. She was born Sept. 1, 1938, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Willie and Lanty Georgia Bond Garvin. Cassie was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed playing bingo and video games, talking on the phone and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Roy Vernon Smith; seven brothers, Columbus Riggs, Bill Riggs, James Garvin, Earnest Garvin, Paul Garvin, William "Bill" Garvin and Elise "Pete" Garvin; and three sisters, Stella Starler, Amanda Garvin Porter and Georgia Wonten. Cassie is survived by three sons, Chris Smith of Olive Hill, James Garvin (Bobbie Huddleston) of Valdosta, Ga., and Scott Garvin (Susan Kitchen) of Vanceburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Mamie and Joe Abrams of Olive Hill; 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, her twin, Katheryn Maude Crispens of Deland, Fla., and Sarah Kanable of Mansfield, Ohio. She also leaves many other family members who will sadly miss her. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Kingsway Ministries in Olive Hill with Brother Andy Bond officiating. Interment will be in the Garvin Family Cemetery on Upper Trough Camp Road in Olive Hill. Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill is caring for all arrangements for Mrs. Cassie Lene Garvin Smith.
The Independent GRAYSON — Teagan Elizabeth Mullins, infant daughter of Toni Little and Joe Mullins, passed gently into the arms of God on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. Malone Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of arrangements.
The Morehead News 02/17/14 Tracy Eugene Griffith, 46, of Grayson, went to be with his Lord on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Grayson. He was the son of the Mary Ann Fryer Griffith and the late Billy Joe Griffith. Tracy had spent the majority of his life in training horses. In addition to his mother, Mary Ann, his survivors include his wife, Teresa Dickerson Griffith; two sisters, Pam and husband Tim Wilburn of Grayson and Regina Griffith of Grayson; two brothers, Mike and wife Rhonda Sue Griffith of Grayson and Bill and wife Rhonda of Grayson; four nieces, Christie Griffith, Kisha Grffith, Spenser Griffith and Heather Conley; one nephew, Justin Conley; three great-nieces, Halle Bush, Layla Bush and Jordyn Stevens; and two great-nephews, Trace Brown and Braxton Conley. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Malone Funeral Home with Jim Varney, minister. Burial will be in the Lyndsey-Pactolus Community Cemetery. Friends may call from noon till 2 p.m. Monday.
The Morehead News Journal-Times 02/17/14 Michele Ann Boyea, 42, of Grayson, lost her battle with cancer on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at the University of Kentucky Hospital Markey Cancer Center in Lexington. She was born on Sept. 10, 1971, in Middletown, N.Y., a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Boyea. Michele was a very hard worker and a passionate person to her fiancé, James “Jamey” Estep, and friends. She was active member of the Carter County Relay for Life and a former employee at JC Penney’s in Ashland and the Huddle House in Grayson where she never met a stranger. She was of Freewill Baptist faith and truly loved to shop. Michele is survived by her fiancé of five years, James ”Jamey” Estep of Grayson. She also had five children and three grandchildren. She is also leaving some very special friends, Bart and Valerie Lawson, Charlotte Stevens and Shawna Rice, all of Grayson. Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Feb. 20, 2014, at Grayson Freewill Baptist Church. Doors will open at noon. Michele has a finally resting place in Middletown, N.Y., with her family.
The Morehead News Journal-Times 02/17/14 James Edward "Jim" Osborne, 72, of Olive Hill, entered into rest Sunday morning, Feb. 16, 2014, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland after an extended illness. He was born March 1, 1941, in Lawton, a son of the late Lan and Bertha Davis Osborne. Jim was a former construction welder and mechanic. He enjoyed working on lawnmowers and spending time in his shop. He was of the Christian faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sibling; one brother, Lan Osborne Jr.; and one sister and brother-in-law, Ruby Osborne Collins and Dothel Collins. James is survived by two daughters, Robyn Osborne (Rondall) Williams of Morehead and Cheryl Osborne Sawyers of Olive Hill; two grandsons, Derek Kent Williams of Morehead and Nathan Blake Fultz of Olive Hill; his special friend and care giver, Kathy Erwin; a nephew, Michael (Sharon) Collins of Columbus, Ind.; and a dear cousin, Arthur Ray (Debbie) Oney of Olive Hill. He also leaves many other extended family members and friends who knew and loved him. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Clyde Holbrook officiating. Burial will follow in the Archer-Osborne Cemetery in Lawton. Friends may visit from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KeY 41164. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The Morehead News 2/18/14 Phillip Lloyd Flaugher, 51, of Greenup, went to be with his Lord Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at his residence. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Ike Flaugher officiating. Burial will follow in the McDavid Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until the time of the service on Thursday
OLIVE HILL- Ernestine Binion, 79, died Sun. Visit 6-9pm Wed. Funeral 1 pm Thu. at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill. Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on Feb. 11, 2014
William N. Webb. Very beloved husband of Mary (Sing) Pennycuff-Webb. Born July 21, 1925 in Carter County, KY. to Cloma (McKinley) Webb and James Adam Webb. Died July 23, 2004 in Batavia, Ohio. He is survived by his wife Mary, sisters Gail McPhee and Frankie Goodie of Riverside, CA and brother Richard A. Webb of Williamsburg, OH, sister-in-law Sari (Jon) Becker of Richmond, VA, brother-in-law James E. Sing of Lansdale, PA and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, sisters Louise Guy and Barbara Jean Cooper and brother Jackson P. Webb of Dayton, KY. Bill was a WWII Navy Veteran, serving as a gunner's mate in the Pacific on Destroyers USS MacDonough (DD351), USS Rooks (DD804) and USS McCord (DD534) and easily recalled names of shipmates after all of these years. Bill was a member of the Ironworker's Union Local #44, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, Syrian Shrine and a friend of Bill W's since September 15, 1963. He enjoyed tlling stories of Ironworker's on construction jobs, recalling names and events in detail. His greatest pleasures were playing poker with his friends, a good war or history novel or working out in his gym. At his request, he was cremated. Our family appreciates the excellent care Bill received in ICU at Mercy Hospital, Clermont. Memorials may be directed to the Hamilton Co. SPCA, 3949 Colerain Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45223. Chas. A. Miller Sons Funeral Home serving the family. Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on July 25, 2004
Ray Helton, 54 of Cincinnati, Ohio formally of Magoffin County, KY, March 2, 2003, born July 1, 1948 in Magoffin County, KY, son of Fred Helton (Deceased) and Gladys Helton. Self-employed auto repairer. Husband of Tina Roehling Helton (Married February 25, 1987). Father of Ray J. Helton, Cincinnati, OH and Ike Helton, Cincinnati, OH, Tammy Moore, Fort Thomas, KY. Brother of Robert Helton, Salyersville, KY, Gardner "Peewee' Helton, Highland Heights, KY, Byrons ""Buddy' Helton, Grayson, KY, Logan Helton, West Liberty, KY, George Helton, Salyersville, KY, Freddie Helton, Grayson, KY, Liz Howard, Cincinnati, OH, Ella Baker, Morehead, KY, Janie Prater, West Liberty, KY, Sidney Castle, West Liberty, KY and Fredia Prater, West Liberty, KY, grandson Brandon Pickering, Ft. Thomas, KY. Funeral Thursday, March 6, 11:30 A.M., Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Minister Eugene Haney officiating. Burial Family Cemetery, Harper, KY. Visitation 5 P.M. family, 6-9 P.M. public, Wednesda and anytime Thursday prior to services. Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Mar. 4, 2003
Ralph W. Whitt, formerly of Batavia resident of St. Petersburg, FL. April 30, 2010 age 93 husband of the late June A. Whitt for 65 years. Father of Michael W. Whitt, brother in law of Gladys Whitt & uncle of Trudy Bryan, Jola Hatfield, Gloria Potters, Patty Wilson, Shirley Beckner, Donna Burum, Chuck Mobley & many other great nieces & nephews. The family will welcome friends for a memorial service Saturday 11AM @ the Moore Family Funeral Home 225 Spring St. Batavia. Ralph was born in Olive Hill KY., was a graduate of Batavia High School, he was also a Navy Veteran, a member of the Mason & Shrine & retired from GE. Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on July 9, 2010
Charles S. Lewis, beloved husband of Sarah (Compton) Lewis. Dear father of David (Michelle) Lewis, Laura (Michael) Brennan & Rebecca (Dasen) Ritchey. Grandpa of Violet Mae, Montgomery Graham, Sarah Nicole, Caleb Patrick, Hadiah Clara, Hannah Rejoice and Miriam Grace. Monday, October 13, 2003. Age 70 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend memorial services on Thursday evening at 6:30 P.M. at the Clovernook Christian Church, 1373 W. Galbraith Rd. (N. College Hill). Burial was in Olive Hill, KY. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Assoc. Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Oct. 14, 2003
Joseph Knipp, beloved husband of the late Pauline Johnson Knipp. Friday, June 4, 2004. Age 82 years. Visitation 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon Tuesday at First Christian Church Olive Hill, KY. followed by services at 12:00 Noon. Interment Garvin Ridge Cemetery, Olive Hill. Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, Ludlow, KY. serving the family. Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on June 7, 2004
GRIFFEY Raymond G.; born May 18, 1927 in Olive Hill, KY and died on December 18, 2008. Raymond served in the Merchant Marines during WWII. He began his Army career in 1947 and is a retired Korean War Veteran. He managed several Holiday Inns in Louisville, KY and moved and settled in Cincinnati and worked as a manager of Clovernook County Club from 1982 until his retirement in 1996. Raymond is survived by his wife of 58 years, Alice (nee Phillips) Griffey, his daughters Deborah Semenick-Carboy and Susan Zehnder of Louisville, three grandsons, Max Semenick, Christian and Austin Zehnder. A private memorial service for the family will be held. Gifts to honor his life made to Cancer Research and Hospice of Cincinnati. Condolences may be sent towww.paulyoungfuneralhome.com Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Dec. 20, 2008
Kendall W. Fraley of Blanchester. Beloved husband of Ardith Yvonne (nee Phelps) Fraley, loving father of Valma M. (Kenneth F.) Fountain, caring grandfather of Margaret Bruning, Rebekah Baggs, Kenneth Fountain Jr. , Anna Marie Fountain and great-grandfather of Brianna Jean Baggs. Sunday, December 2, 2001 at age 71. He was a member of the Gospel Light Baptist Church. Friends received Friday, December 7, 2001 from 6-8 P.M. at the Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, 120 W. Main St., Blanchester. Funeral services will be 10 A.M. Saturday December 8 at Garvin Ridge Wesleyan Church, Olive Hill, KY. Interment Garvin Ridge Cemetery.
Charles Jefferson Patton, age 80, of Galloway, Ohio, died Monday, October 1, 2007, at Doctors West Hospital after a lengthy illness. He retired from General Motors after 38+ years as a bender operator. Member of UAW Local #969 and a WWII Navy Veteran. Born June 14, 1927, in Grahn, Kentucky to the late Marion F. Patton and Malissa S. (Carroll) Patton. Survived by sister, Bernice (Holt); children, David Patton of Worthington, OH, Susan (Patton) Maxwell of Baltimore, OH, Thomas (Pam) Patton of Columbus, OH and Joseph Patton of Columbus, OH; 6 grandchildren and step-grandchildren, JD, Stacey, Mathew, Nathan, Rachel, and Will; 5 great-grandchildren, Joseph, Crystal, Lauren, Ryan and Alyssa. Preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert, sisters Sylvia (Bright), Mary (White), son Charles Wayne Patton and grandson Michael Jeffrey Maxwell. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, where funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Friday at Nelson-Carroll Cemetery, Grahn, KY
Tony H. Hall, of Lockbourne, Ohio. was called home to be with the Lord May 15, 2009. He was born June 12, 1950 in Grahn, Kentucky to Ora and Neilie Hall. Tony was a retired concrete block mason. He was a member of New Beginnings Church. Survived by his loving wife for over 30 years, Jenny (Virginia) Hall; children, Daris Hall, Kevin (Kristy) Hall and Priscilla Hall; grandchildren, Brooke and Blake Hall, Zachary and Randy Hall; brothers, Dennie (Nina) Hall and Gary (Barb) Hall; sisters, Erma (James) Plummer, Charlene Hall, Peggy (Donnie) Walker and Eula Belcher; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday at the O. R. WOODYARD CO. CHAPEL, 1346 S. High Street, where the funeral service will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Reverend Sam Kirk officiating. Interment Obetz Cemetery.
Mildred F. Tucci, age 89, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2009. She was born in Grahn, Kentucky, on July 20, 1920, to the late Oscar and Rosa Frazier, and she grew up in the Grove City area. She then worked for Smith's Shoe Factory, where she met her husband of 64 years, John Tucci. After John started a trucking equipment business, Mildred worked as the bookkeeper for many years. Mildred was good at her job, but she was most proud of being a homemaker. She loved to cook nourishing meals for her family, and she was a wonderful seamstress. Her home was always filled with the warm aroma of something cooking, and she was always welcoming to everyone. She also enjoyed playing games and making homemade pizza. She will be missed for her good advice, and her openness to those who loved to share their lives with her. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband John, her parents, and her siblings. She is survived by her children, Irene (Henry) Metheney, Janis Tucci, and Terri (Bill) Merriman; grandchildren, Henry (Robin) Metheney Jr., David (Jennifer) Metheney, Diane (Tim) Landis, Richard Metheney, Jennifer (Allan) Carter, Anne (Kevin) Abbott, and Tony (Melissa) Marriman; 13 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren. Family will receive friends from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, 2009, at SCHOEDINGER NORRIS CHAPEL, 3920 Broadway, Grove City. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 3730 Broadway, Grove City. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Sue Ann (Sexton) Savage, age 70, born April 10, 1940 in Carter County, Kentucky, to the late Lucy (Hill) Sexton-Blake and William Oral Sexton. Sue moved to Columbus as a child and remained there until her passing on February 11, 2011. She passed away into the hands of God after a long and courageous battle with emphysema. She was retired from A & P Bakery and Johnson's Catering. She is preceded in death by her fiance' Vencil Junior Evans, three brothers Kenneth, Billy and Nathanial Sexton, one sister Bonnie (Sexton) McCormick-Blake, and great-grandson Eric Wade Freeman, II. She is survived by five children, William (Diana) Miller, Johnny (Judy) Miller, Karen (Dave) Gregory, Darlene (Chuck) Justus, and Charlene (Tom) Curtis; two sisters, Ella Chaffin (Ralph Humphrey) and Joyce (Carl) Stroud; one brother, Larry (Pam) Sexton; and two sister-in-laws, Cindy Sexton and Carol Sexton; 12 grandchildren, Amanda (Sean) Hand, Felicia (Eric) Freeman, Matt Cummins, Shawna (Shawn) Hood, David (Rachel) Gregory, Matthew (Cassandra) Gregory, Tony (Lindsey) Miller, Seth Curtis, Eddie (Chris) Musick, Joseph Fletcher, Charles (Laurie) Justus III, Janet Justus; 14 great-grandchildren, Samuel and Headen Freeman, Kaitlyn and Sean Hand, Hailey and Shawn Hood, Ella and Ryland Gregory, Joseph Donaldson, Charles Justus IV, Bryce and Gordon Caruthers, Alaina and Owen Miller; and many other family and friends. The family wishes to thank Rick (Lora) Sexton for their generosity and support during this time of need. Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Monday, February 14, 2011 at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME SW Chapel, 3393 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at the funeral home. Burial at Sunset Cemetery.
Sarah S. Porter, 80, of Lancaster, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2006 at her residence. She was born February 28, 1925 in Elliott Co., Kentucky and was the daughter of the late Enoch Newton and Cousby Johnson Salyers. She was a member of the United Pilgrim Holiness Church. She is survived by six sons, Paul Porter of Lancaster, Enoch (Martha) Porter of Carter City, KY, Larry (Teresa) Porter of Amanda, John (Janice) Porter of Logan, Daniel Porter and Matthew (Cheryl) Porter, both of Lancaster; one daughter, Sarah Alice Fletcher of Lancaster; twenty grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold (Loretta) Salyers and Arthur (Rose) Salyers, both of Columbus; two sisters, Clomie (Elva) Lyon of Kentucky and Marie Justus of Reynoldsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband Odell Porter Sr., son Odell Porter Jr., granddaughter Amanda Fletcher, two brothers Darrel and Elwood Salyers and a sister Hazel Coons. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME in Amanda with Rev. Joe Hurst and Macel Roark officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Thelma Pennington, age 92, of Grove City, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. She was born in Carter County, Kentucky on January 28, 1920 to the late Harry and Lyda (nee Adams) Keyes. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Ray Pennington and two brothers. She is survived by her son, Garry (Carol) Pennington; grandchildren, Wesley (Amy) Pennington and Ashley (Chad) Music; great-grandchildren, Morgan and Mason Pennington, and Leland Music; three brothers; one sister; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. at the SCHOEDINGER GROVE CITY CHAPEL, 3920 Broadway, Grove City. Pastor Delmar Rogers officiating. Interment will follow at Grove City Cemetery, Grove City, Ohio.
George E. Blizzard, age 88, formerly of West Jefferson, OH, passed away August 25, 2005 in Ashland, KY. George attended the University of Kentucky and Morehead State University. He retired from Lance Crackers in 1975 after many years of service as a branch manager in the Columbus area. George was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer, and Ohio State fan. He was also a loyal supporter of Carter Co. KY athletics. He was preceded in death by his wife Hazel, daughter Helen Recob, sister Nixola Raybourn, Elwood Blizzard and David Dean Blizzard, son-in-law Robert Recob. Survived by son, James (Patricia) Blizzard of Grove City; longtime caregiver and loving companion, Fay Blizzard of Olive Hill, KY; brothers, Jack Blizzard, State of Washington and Charles (Janet) Blizzard of Springfield, OH; brother-in-law, John (Skinny) Raybourn, Olive Hill, KY; grandchildren, Chris (Lisa) Recob, Delaware, OH, Cherie Recob, Grove City and Chad Recob, Ostrander OH, Kirtis (Heidi) Blizzard, Rochester Hills, MI, Amy (Kevin) Johnson, Huntington Beach, CA, Kelly (Tammy) Blizzard, Mesa, AZ and George Justin Blizzard, Lakeland, FL; eight great-grandchildren, Nathan, Alison, Chloe, Jacob, Matthew, Kyle, Kalen and Kilian; one great-great-grandson, Jacob; several nieces, nephews and cousins. George's family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the SCHOEDINGER-NORRIS CHAPEL, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, where the funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery. Friends if they wish, may contribute in George's memory to Community Hospice Care Facility, 2330 Pollard Rd., Ashland, KY 41101.
Charlotte "Brucie" Cartee McClave Alderson, age 66, of Westerville for 34 years, transitioned to be with the Lord Friday, August 7, 2009. Born in Ashland, Kentucky to Emerald "Bruce" and Charlotte McClave. She is at peace as she has passed on to be with God. She was caring, sweet, gentle, genuine and always fun (loved to laugh and smile) and a devoted Christian. Attended Meadow Park Church of God. Former Elementary School Educator in Kentucky and Indiana. Undergrad and Master in Education from University of Kentucky. Member of Rush Chapter OES Boyd County, Kentucky. She LOVED kids and children. She enjoyed flowers and gardening, had a green thumb and enjoyed reading her Bible in the mornings. She battled lupus and a number of health challenges most of her life (quiet fighter), but never complained and always looked at the sunny side of life. She is loved and will be missed by her husband of 44 years, Frank; son and daughter-in-law, Mitch and Erin, whose recent marriage made her extremely happy. Friends may call 6-8 p.m., Monday at the HILL FUNERAL HOME, 220 S. State St., Westerville, where a celebration of her life will take place at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday followed by interment at Oakland Cemetery, Carter City, Kentucky.
Dorothy Pauline Littleton, age 91, died Monday, September 10, 2012. She was born March 3, 1921 in Denton Kentucky to the late Butler and Lucinda (Hall) Tussey. Dorothy was a member of the West Hill Church of Christ. She is preceded in death by her husband William O. "Red" Littleton and grandsons Grant and Brent Littleton. Dorothy is survived by her children, Judy (Gary) Erlenbach, Connie (Gene, deceased) Bryan, and Gary (Jill) Littleton; nine grandchildren; ten0 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may visit 4-7 p.m. Sunday, September 23, 2012 at SCHOEDINGER HILLTOP CHAPEL, 3030 W. Broad St., where funeral service will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday, September 24. Interment Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 540 Officecenter Pl., Ste. 100, Gahanna, OH 43230. Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 19, 2012
Bertha F. Hutchison, age 84, of Columbus, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Mount Carmel Medical Center. Bertha was born March 18, 1928 in Denton, Kentucky to the late Estle and Lori Seagraves. She was also preceded in death by her husbands Milt Jordan, and Ray Hutchison, sisters Preta, Julie and Jessie, brothers Chuck and Leslie. Bertha attended the West Broad Missionary Chapel for many years. Her survivors include numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2012 at the RUTHERFORD-SHROYER FUNERAL HOME, 1278 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43222, where a Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Amos Tillis officiating. Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery, Grove City, OH.
Nancy Juanita Sizemore ("Truth Seeker"), born May 10, 1916, passed away September 6th, 2005, in Mason, Ohio. She was known to all who loved her as "Juanita" and served in many leadership positions in the church and alongside her life-long partner and late minister husband, Alva Don Sizemore (died February 2002), serving with him in the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Florida and Ohio. She was a substantial force for faith and life as a teacher and leader in the church. Two sons, Roger Sizemore, Savannah, Georgia and Larry Sizemore, Atlanta, Georgia, four grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren and brothers, Paul, Kenneth Lloyd and Gail Conley survive her. Juanita won the national teacher of the year award in the Christian Churches in 1960 for her leadership as a teacher in the adult "Truth Seekers" Sunday Bible School Class (Labelle View Christian Church, Steubenville, Ohio), which increased from forty to eighty-four in attendance, with seventy-two members of the class uniting with the church during her tenure as their teacher. She started teaching Sunday Bible School at the age of twelve and during her life has taught also college-age students and youth. Her service to the community include leadership in the Order of the Eastern Star and being on the board at the YMCA. She was an accomplished speaker and storyteller and was voted Mother of the year in 1956, in Steubenville, Ohio. A public school teacher in everyday life, she received her education at Kentucky Christian College, Milligan College, Geneva College and a Masters Degree from The Ohio State University. Her family and many friends will miss her dearly as a multi-faceted light for "truth-seeking" which will live on in the many lives she has touched. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m., Friday September 9, 2005 at the Christ's Church at Mason, 723 Western Row Rd., Mason, OH 45040. Visitation will also be Friday from 9 a.m. - until time of service at the Church. Graveside services will be later in the day at Kentucky Christian College Cemetery in Grayson, KY. Memorials may be made to the Sizemore Scholarship Fund, c/o Kentucky Christian College, 100 Academic Parkway, Grayson, KY 41143. The AVANCE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY of Fairfield, OH is serving the family.
Drusie M. Mobley Scott, 85, passed away May 7, 2006. She was born February 22 in Olive Hill, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by husband Kenneth, father Earl T. Mobley, mother Theora Mobley, brothers Talmage, Dearl, John, Carl and sister Glenna Phillips. Survived by son, John Scott (Susie) of Westerville; grandson, Kelly Scott of Johnstown; granddaughter, Kerry Scott and Kerry's fiance, Robert O'Leary of Columbus; brother, Ralph Mobley (LaVerne), Florida; sister, Linda Webb (Robert), Kentucky; brother, Charles Ray Mobley (Donna); sisters, June Coss and Mable Belle Clellen of Westerville; sisters-in-law, Ruby Mobley and Della Mobley of Columbus; brother-in-law, Delmar Phillips of Kettering; numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and colleagues. Drusie retired from teaching after 29 years in Kentucky, Mifflin, and Westerville school systems. Her career began at age 19, riding her horse to teach grades 1 thru 8 in a one-room school in rural Kentucky. She was responsible for implementing and administrating the first Learning Disabilities program in Westerville and Worthington school systems. She was truly a member of The Greatest Generation. Calling hours will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, directly followed by funeral service conducted by nephew, William Mobley at HILL FUNERAL HOME, 220 S. State St., Westerville. Graveside service and burial will be conducted by nephew, Joseph Mobley Friday, May 12 at 11 a.m. in Carter County Memory Gardens in Grayson, Kentucky where she will rest beside her beloved husband of 42 years.
Carrie Hord Shipman Saunders, age 93, went to the Lord peacefully at Monterey Care Center in Grove City on August 19, 2006. She was born in Grayson, KY on September 10, 1912. Carrie is preceded in death by her parents William and Mayetta (Hoard) Hord, son Thomas Shipman, 5 brothers, and 1 sister. She is survived by her devoted husband of 23 years, Rev. William D. Saunders; daughter, Sharon Saunders; granddaughter, Carla Saunders; sister, Ethel Ford; nieces, Nana Watson, Joann Skeaton; 2 great-nieces, 2 great-great-nieces, 3 great-great-nephews and dear friends, Emma Ridley, Docina Cole, Sister Barbara Lenor; many cousins, as well as the Bryant Families. Carrie was very active in the Church serving in many capacities, but was part of the senior choir for over 40 years. She also taught Sunday School for many years with special interest in young children. Carrie also liked to travel to Kentucky and West Virginia to see her aunts. Carrie worked for the Skilken family for many years taking care of the house and children while they were traveling in Israel. Visitation will be held at the SCHOEDINGER-NORRIS FUNERAL HOME, 3920 Broadway from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2006. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2006 at the Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith, 1200 Brentnell Ave. at 12Noon with visitation 1 hour prior to the service.
Nettie Jean Salmons. A funeral service, celebrating the life of Nettie Jean Salmons, 79, of Pataskala, will be held Friday, November 18, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of THE HOSKINSON FUNERAL HOME, Kirkersville, with Pastor Steve Beine officiating. Burial will follow at Harrison Township Cemetery, near Kirkersville. Nettie died suddenly, Tuesday, November 15, 2011. She was born June 27, 1932 in Jenkins, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Floyd and Elizabeth (Wright) Hall. She was a graduate of Rio Grande H.S., and had worked as secretary of Harrison Township for many years. She loved her family, adored her children and grandchildren, and has been described as a wonderful cook. She was planning a feast for Thanksgiving at the time of her death. She is survived by her loving family: her husband, Ben Salmons, whom she married on March, 17, 1977; her children, Janice Thompson of Columbus, Jeff (Joan) Beine of Galloway, Steve (Lori) Beine of Hilliard, Stephanie Eich of Columbus and Brian Meyer of Columbus; her seven grand-children, four great-grandchildren, and a great-great grandchild; along with her sister, Christine (P.M.) Carper of Charlestown, WV; and her brother, Bob Hall of Grayson, KY.; many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Floyd and Billy Eugene Hall. Her family will receive friends on Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 6-9 p.m. and again on Friday November 18, 2011 from 12Noon until time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, 285 E. Main St in Kirkersville, where an on-line guest register and video tribute are available at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com.
Juanita "Nana" Stephens Sexton Rucker, age 91, of Pickerington, formerly of Reynoldsburg, passed away suddenly Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at Abbington of Pickerington. She was born January 20, 1914 in Boyd County, Kentucky to the late George and Emma Stephens and was preceded in death by her brothers, Lester and Kenneth Stephens and her husbands Charles C. Sexton and Charles Rucker. She retired from F&R Lazarus (Eastland) after many years of service, was a member of the Reynoldsburg Senior Citizens, and the Whitehall United Methodist Church. Nana is survived by and was a devoted Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother to her daughter and son-in-law, Dianna and Roy Sutherland of Pickerington; grandchildren, Kym (Tom) Hamilton of Blacklick, Juli (David) Sinnett of Medfield, MA, Leslie (Tom) Wetmore of Pickerington; great-grandchildren, Thomas, Spencer and Hayden Wetmore, Chase and Brice Sinnett; sisters, Dempsey Pritchard, Margaret Womack, Virginia Clark, Joyce Bradley; nieces, nephews and special friend, Lois (Leon) Talbert. Friends may visit 5-8 p.m. Sunday, October 16, 2005 at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 550 Hill Road North (State Route #256), Pickerington, where funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 17, 2005, with Pastor Steve Cavanaugh officiating. Interment Grayson Memorial Park, Grayson, KY, 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2005. Friends may contribute to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association in Nana's memory.
John Duane Roark, 57, of Amelia Court House, Virginia, passed away on October 29, 2012. John was the son of Duane Roark (deceased) and Vivian Roark. He was born May 14, 1955 in Grayson, Kentucky. John was a lifetime bachelor and had no children; however he did have three siblings, Brenda (Bill) Lukie of Fort Mill, SC and Linda (Bill) Helms of Grove City, Ohio and Roy (Debbie) King of Columbus, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. John spent a large part of his youth in Columbus, Ohio, moving to Virginia due to his work on the CSX Railroad as a Lead Inspector in the yard. He had retired from CSX with over 23 years of service. John was a gun collector and avid motorcycle fan. He was always generous, fun-loving, kind and quick witted. He had many stories and sayings that endeared him to everyone's heart. He will be sorely missed by all. An informal memorial service will be held at his sister's house on Saturday, November 10, 2012, at 4 p.m., 3025 Smartweed Lane, Grove City, Ohio, 614-309-3218. This will be a time to remember all the good times we had together and how much we loved John. Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Nov. 6 to Nov. 7, 2012
William "Bill" H. Mills, of Hilliard, Ohio, formerly of Grove City, born on June 29, 1937 to the late Blanche and Homer Mills of Minerva, Ohio, passed away February 26, 2006 at Riverside Hospital. A 1960 graduate of Kentucky Christian College, Grayson, Kentucky and did graduate studies at Florida Southern University. He held Christian Ministries at Salt Lick, Kentucky, Arcadia, Florida, Greenford, Brilliant and Columbus, Ohio. He was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in 1990. Bill's extended occupations were radio DJ and news, school teacher, TV personality-Uncle Bill of WKBN-TV, Youngstown, Ohio, Mr. Happy-the BBF clown, Grant Hospital Financial Consultant, Manager of Family Medical Group, Columbus and Senior Auditor for the State of Ohio. He is survived by his dear wife, Wanda of 47 years; two sons, Jeffrey (Connie) Mills of Grayson, Kentucky and Brian Mills of Orlando, Florida; grandchildren, Christopher, Amanda and Jason Mills; and two great-granddaughters, Julissa and Indica; and many friends, relatives and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents Homer and Blanche Mills and sisters Lela Bagshaw and Ruth Enoch of Minerva, Ohio. Friends may visit Wednesday March 1, 2006 from 6-9 p.m. at the SPENCE-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 2697 Columbus St., Grove City, where funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday. Pastors Ken Murphy and Dale George of the Cypress Wesleyan Church officiating. Interment Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Hilliard, Ohio.
Lorine Lucas Koontz, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, went to be with the Lord on January 1, 2014. She was born in Denton, Kentucky on October 27, 1938. She was the daughter of Effie Francis Marshall Lucas and Cecil Lucas who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her brothers Carl G. of Grayson, Kentucky, Russell Lee of Denton, Kentucky, and Luther Jay of Columbus, Ohio. Lorine is survived by her daughter, Katherine Mills, and her granddaughter, Jessica Mills of Columbus, Ohio. She is also survived by her sisters, Maxine Snyder of Grove City, Ohio and Betty Jean Maxwell of Bowling Green, Kentucky, her sister-in-law, Betty Sue Lucas of Denton, Kentucky; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Lorine was a member of the Williams Road Baptist Church. Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at the SCHOEDINGER NORTHEAST CHAPEL, 1051 E. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna, OH, where the funeral service will be held at 12Noon Saturday, January 4, 2014. The family will receive guests one hour prior to the service. Clell Lucas, officiating. Interment at Obetz Cemetery. Contributions in Lorine Koontz's memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation , Finance Dept. Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 3, 2014
Verna M. Jarrell, 71, of Logan, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2008, at the Pickering House in Lancaster. She was born February 9, 1936, in Crum, West Virginia, daughter of the late Aaron and Ruth Bowen Marcum. Verna was the widow of the late John Jarrell. She retired as a Data Entry Operator for the State of Ohio. Verna is survived by son, Mark (Lisa) Jarrell of Logan; grandson, Michael L. (Tonya) Dillard of Lancaster; brothers, Don (Amy) Marcum of Grayson, Kentucky and Lester (Betty) Marcum of Homer, Ohio; sisters, Faye (Chester) Abshire of New Albany, Ohio and Irene (Wendell) Duty of Naugatuck, West Virginia; foster sister, Donna Lynn Marcum of Bremen; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter Deborah Ringwalt. Verna's wish was to be cremated. Family and friends may call at the CARDARAS FUNERAL HOME, 183 E. Second St., Logan on Sunday from 1-4 p.m.
Billie "Bill" R. Hardy, 77, formerly of New Plymouth, died Friday, August 16, 2013 in Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster. Born December 4, 1935 in Edsel, Kentucky; he was a son of Everett and Ila Hazel (Blevins) Hardy. Bill loved the outdoors, especially when he was bow hunting and fishing. A US Army veteran; Bill had retired as the plant superintendent from Capitol Manufacturing, working in Columbus and West Jefferson. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Nell (Carroll) Hardy; daughter, Sheila (John) Gossard of London; son, Billy Kevin (Rebecca) Hardy of Sunbury; grandchildren, Justin Gossard, Ryan Hardy and Helen Hardy; brothers, Todd (Linda) Hardy of Grayson, KY, Everett (Phyllis) Hardy, Jr. of Patriot, OH and Eddie Lee (Sue) Hardy of Knoxville, TN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters Lucy Jolly and Cosetta Y oung and brother Ervin Hardy. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Monday in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street, London, Ohio with Pastor John Burchett officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:30 p.m. until time of services.
Zola Gose, after an extended illness, she went home to heaven on Friday, February 24, 2006 at Sunbridge Nursing Center in Circleville. She was surrounded by her family and pastor as the angels carried her to a place she had been preparing to go for nearly 50 years! Zola was born March 2, 1925 in Carter County, Kentucky. She married Ira Gose on December 12, 1942 and from that happy union five children were born who survive her. Three sons, Robert (Carolyn) Gose of West Jefferson, Ohio, Donald (Darline) Gose and Dale (Ruth) Gose both of Circleville; two daughters, Creola "Dodie" (Walter) Martin and Ellen "Birnadine" (Michael) Lenox both of Columbus. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Dreama Gose (Victor Hsu), Ronda, Theresa, Craig (Laura), Kiera and Aaron Gose, Heidi Harris, Michael (Lise) Lenox; five great grandchildren, Rachael and Robert Hsu, Laila Gose, Kateland and Justin Lenox; her devoted friend and companion, Jack Meyers of Ashville; a brother, Walter (Delphia) Sullivan; and a sister, Iona Virgin of Grayson, Kentucky; and many loving nieces, nephews and a host of friends who survive her. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ira Lee Gose and a brother Edward. Special thanks to Florence Williams for her many years of faithful friendship and providing her transportation. Zola attended Peoples Faith Chapel of Circleville. She remembered the happiest times in her life when the family traveled together singing gospel music in many local churches in the 60's and 70's. She enjoyed her years of working in her church and until her own illness was very faithful in ministering to others and the elderly in nursing homes services. She loves her family and friends. She truly enjoyed the simple things in life, her country home, gardening, reading, long rides in the fall and especially tending to her flowers. The family wishes to thank Heartland Hospice and her excellent caregivers at Sunbridge Nursing Center. A celebration of her home going will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at the MADER-PETERS FUNERAL HOME, 123 E. Mound St., Circleville, with Rev. John Demint and Rev. Urban Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Kingston. Friends may call 1-8 p.m. Monday and 12 noon till the time of the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Blanche W. Clabaugh, age 90, of Columbus, was placed in the arms of her heavenly Father on Friday, July 15, 2005 at Mill Run Care Center in Hilliard after a brief illness. She was born January 10, 1915 in Grayson, Kentucky the daughter of Gussie and Emma (Johnson) Waggoner. Orphaned as small children, Blanche and four of her siblings were raised in the Odd Fellows Home in Springfield, OH. She attended Bliss College and retired after 25 years of service as a supervisor in the Actuarial Department for the State of Ohio. She was a former longtime member of Westgate United Methodist Church and more recently a member of Upper Arlington Lutheran Church. For the last seven years, she has resided in Assisted Living at the Mill Run Gardens and Care Center. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William M. Clabaugh in 1998, by her sisters Elsie M. Foster and Mollie Chapman, and by her brother Charles V. Waggoner. Blanche is survived by her sister, Virginia High of Hilliard, OH; brother, Ralph E. Waggoner of Columbus, OH; step-daughter, Nancy (Darryl) Vander Molen of FL; step-grandson, Alan (Lucinda) Vander Molen; step-great-grandson, Eli of Hong Kong, China; nephew and niece, Ralph and Ruth Foster, who were her caregivers; and numerous other nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews. She cherished the friendship of her longtime friends, especially Jerry and Dorothy Shroyer; the staff at Mill Run Gardens and Care Center; and the staff at Hospice of Riverside, especially Teresa Neill-Green. The family will receive friends 2-5 p.m. Sunday at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Road, Columbus. The Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2005 at The Upper Arlington Lutheran Church at Mill Run, 3500 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard, OH 43026, where the family will also receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. Pastor Paul Ulring will officiate assisted by Pastor Henry Hoversten. Interment will follow at Kingwood Memorial Park, Lewis Center, OH. If desired, contributions may be made to HomeReach Hospice, 3724 Olentangy River Rd., Suite G, Columbus, OH 43214 or to The Church at Mill Run in her memory
Nashel R. Waugh, 84, of Columbus, passed away July 16, 2007. Born March 8, 1923, in Olive Hill, KY. moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1953. Retired from Janitrol and Kroger Bakery. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II and a life long member of VFW Post 3424. He was preceded in death by his parents Roscoe and Ada Waugh, brothers Troy and Roy, sisters Pauline and Kilone and daughter-in-law Nina Waugh. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Pearl I. Waugh; sons, William R. (Sandy), Danny M. Waugh; grandsons, Anthony (Paula), Michael (Vicky), Matthew (Julie), William Jr. (Marlena), Jason, Kevin, Justin; step-granddaughter; step-grandsons; 8 great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; sister, Martha Jones; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2007, at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, Southwest Chapel, 3393 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2007, at the funeral home. Interment will be at Sunset Cemetery.
William J. "Sam" Walker, age 77, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2009. He is preceded in death by parents Charles Walker and Frances Lawson Walker, brothers Denzel Walker, Charlie Walker, and Joe Walker, sisters Margaret Walker Daniels, Carolyn Sue Needs, Ollie Tackett and Irene Tackett. William is survived by his loving wife of over 56 years, Ann Walker; brothers, Mitchell (Rose) Walker of Columbus, Oh., Mack (Roxie) Walker of Catlettsburg, Ky.; sister, Kay Wilburn of Ashland, Ky. and Mary (Bill) Silvius of Columbus, Oh.; children, Michael (Anita) Walker, Wade (Shella) Walker, Lori (Bob) Webb; grandchildren, Jason (Nicole) Walker, Jesse (Sarah) Walker, Jessica (Jason) Jewell, Misty (Barry) Reeves, Kristy (Erik) Whitlock, Tasha Cantley Walker, Kevin Cantley Walker, Tiffany Cantley Walker, and Erica Woodring. Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren. Sam was devoted to his loving wife of over 56 years and he loved working for the railroad system for over 43 years. Many young people in his community were impacted by his sacrificial service of coaching and being a quite animated and passionate umpire. He loved fishing and hunting and was always willing to carry the weary through treacherous waters on his very own back. Always good for a laugh or a joke, Sam made life for his family fun and exciting. Life without him will never be the same and he will never be forgotten. Services will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 10 a.m. at the SCHOEDINGER-NORRIS FUNERAL HOME, 3920 Broadway, Grove City with Pastor John Meade officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Jarvis Cemetery in Olive Hill, Ky. Friends may call on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Madeline Triplett, age 92, of Gahanna, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at Traditions on Stygler Road. Madeline was born on September 11, 1917 in Olive Hill, Kentucky to the late Harlis and Ira Day. Madeline is also preceded in death by her husband Haskel, son Ted, sister Florine Whitt and brother Chester Day. Madeline grew up in Soldier, Kentucky and graduated high school there. Madeline then moved to Columbus where she was a department supervisor for WT Grant Stores. She is survived by her loving daughter, Deanna (Warren) Sayre; daughter-in-law, Kathy Triplett; grandchildren, Tom Triplett, Melissa Henry, Tracy Triplett and Robert Hoffman; step-grandchildren, Kyle and Karen Sayre; great-grandson, Tyler Henry; and several other family and friends. Madeline enjoyed bowling and card club. During family reunions Madeline was found playing in the family baseball game. She loved the outdoors, whether she was playing basketball, fishing or skiing, which she did till her late 60s. But, Madeline's true enjoyment was her family. She enjoyed getting her family together and that brought a smile to her face. Family will receive friends on Sunday, January 24, 2010 from 1-4 p.m. at SCHOEDINGER NORTHEAST CHAPEL, 1051 East Johnstown Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230. Funeral service will take place on Monday, January 25 at 10 a.m. at Brookside Baptist Church, 590 Lancaster Avenue, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. Interment to follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Emma L. Tennihill, 73, of London, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010 in Madison County Hospital. Born September 27, 1936 in Olive Hill, KY; she was a daughter of Everette and Ethel (Crank) Sanders. Emma had retired from Walmart in Myrtle Beach, SC. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Robert Estheimer of London; granddaughter, Danielle (Howie) Kerns of Columbus; great- granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Savannah Kerns; sisters and brothers, Dorothy Allen and Charles (Jean) Sanders of Columbus, Roy (Erin) Sanders of Orient and Sue (Shelby) Dillon of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Everette, mother Ethel, sister Sharon and niece Pam. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St., London, OH 43140 with Mr. Jeff Preston officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Galloway. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Friday.
Allan M. Sherman, age 61, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2013. Preceded in death by his father Erwin Sherman and brother Kevin Sherman. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Pamela Sherman; daughters, Whitney (Doug) Hill and Jillian Sherman; son, Johnathan Back; mother, Bettie Sherman; sisters, Shawn Garrett and Susan Hue; brother, Steven (Judy) Sherman; grandson, Oliver Hill; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Allan did everything in his life with gusto. He passionately supported environmental causes, was an active member in the local jazz and blues community, relished being in nature, had traveled the world, and donated his time to deliver meals to those in need in Delaware county. Allan, known to his friends as Big Al, made friends no matter where he went. The friendships in his life were treasured and he maintained many lifelong friends. He cared deeply for those in his life, most of all his family. His family was his pride and joy and caring for those he loved brought him great peace and happiness. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to Meals on Wheels of Delaware County, 800 Cheshire Road, Suite A, Delaware, OH 43015.
Drusie M. Mobley Scott, 85, passed away May 7, 2006. She was born February 22 in Olive Hill, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by husband Kenneth, father Earl T. Mobley, mother Theora Mobley, brothers Talmage, Dearl, John, Carl and sister Glenna Phillips. Survived by son, John Scott (Susie) of Westerville; grandson, Kelly Scott of Johnstown; granddaughter, Kerry Scott and Kerry's fiance, Robert O'Leary of Columbus; brother, Ralph Mobley (LaVerne), Florida; sister, Linda Webb (Robert), Kentucky; brother, Charles Ray Mobley (Donna); sisters, June Coss and Mable Belle Clellen of Westerville; sisters-in-law, Ruby Mobley and Della Mobley of Columbus; brother-in-law, Delmar Phillips of Kettering; numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and colleagues. Drusie retired from teaching after 29 years in Kentucky, Mifflin, and Westerville school systems. Her career began at age 19, riding her horse to teach grades 1 thru 8 in a one-room school in rural Kentucky. She was responsible for implementing and administrating the first Learning Disabilities program in Westerville and Worthington school systems. She was truly a member of The Greatest Generation. Calling hours will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, directly followed by funeral service conducted by nephew, William Mobley at HILL FUNERAL HOME, 220 S. State St., Westerville. Graveside service and burial will be conducted by nephew, Joseph Mobley Friday, May 12 at 11 a.m. in Carter County Memory Gardens in Grayson, Kentucky where she will rest beside her beloved husband of 42 years.
Inez I. Routt, 92, Columbus, passed away Friday, February 4, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. Inez was born February 26, 1918, in Olive Hill, Ky to the late Thomas Baker and Nora Ellen Wicker Baker and is preceded in death by her husband Richard Routt, daughter Virginia Lou Bates, six brothers and four sisters. Survivors include her daughter, Roberta (Robert) Hoersdig; husband's children, Clyde (Judy) Routt, William (Karen) Routt, Doris Baker; brothers, Jack Baker, Harlan Baker, Thomas Baker, Jr; sister, Betty Jonas; 12 grand-children, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grand-children. Inez retired from Schottensteins Stores. Family will receive friends and family on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, NE Chapel, 3047 East Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, with the Funeral Service on Thursday, February 10, 2011, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery, Columbus, OH. Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 8, 2011
Rita Ann Rodgers, 66, passed away October 12, 2013, surrounded by her loved ones. Rita was born on February 2, 1947 in Olive Hill, Kentucky, to Cledith Stevens and Beulah Barker Stevens. Rita is survived by her husband Ted Rodgers of Orient, Ohio; mother, Beulah Binion of Olive Hill, Kentucky; daughters, Lisa Walchle (John) and Lori Montgomery both of Mount Vernon, Ohio; sister, Wilmeda Rodgers of Olive Hill, Kentucky; sister, Phyllus Downey of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by father Cledith Stevens, and her daughter Belinda Sue Rodgers. Rita had many jobs throughout her life, but her favorite was working with the kids on her bus as an aide with the Southwestern City School District. She was always doing something for someone else and looking for ways to help people. She headed numerous fundraisers to benefit the needy. She loved family, including her grandchildren, her parrots and fishing. In August, 2011, she suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm that led to a stroke. After the doctors gave her nearly zero percent chance of living, she came to live in Mount Vernon where the whole family took care of her. Family will receive friends from 5 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Sterling. Her final resting place will be in the Memorial Gardens of Olive Hill, Kentucky handled by Globe Funeral Home. Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Oct. 14, 2013
Edna Mae (Phillips) Mitchell Reiselt, 80, of Plain City, died 5:45 a.m. Sunday, September 10, 2006 in Emerald Crossing, Dublin, Ohio. She had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years. Born November 20, 1925 in Elliott County, Kentucky, Edna was the oldest child of James Albert "J.A." and Eliza (Mason) Phillips who preceded her in death in 1972 and 2004, respectively. For 27 years, Edna was married to Marlowe "Pat" Mitchell (Plain City) who preceded her death in 1971. Edna and Marlow had three children. Edna was a very gentle, caring and gracious Christian woman. She was an especially gifted gardener and cook, growing, preserving and preparing food for her family and friends. In addition to creating a lovely home, she actively collected family photos, recording her children's and extended family's lives. Early in her married life, she served as a "room mother", baking cookies and assisting teachers in the Plain City schools at holiday times. As her children grew, she was a 4-H Advisor for the Pleasant Valley Homemakers and volunteered to serve the Union County Board of Elections [Jerome Township] for 17 years. She became very interested in family history and has left a legacy of information for all of her children and stepchildren. Edna was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed by many people. Edna is survived by her second husband, Bernard B. Reiselt (Plain City). She and Bernard would have celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary next month, on October 12, 2006. Bernard has been a very faithful companion and by her side throughout the course of her illness. Edna is survived by her three children and their spouses: son, Robert Carl and wife, Betty (Smith) Mitchell (Plain City); son, Don Gene Mitchell and partner, Kim Schnell (Florida); daughter, Regena L. Mitchell and husband, M. Philip Gates (New Zealand); five grandchildren and their spouses (Plain City): Bonnie (Mitchell) and Scot Cantrell; Doug and Sylvia (Merenez) Mitchell; Jeff and Carla (Burns) Mitchell; Donald K. and Melissa (Esposito) Mitchell; and Rebecca (Mitchell) and C.B. Hinch; and ten great-grandchildren, Wendi Cantrell, Josh Cantrell, Amber Mitchell, Coleman Mitchell, Payton Mitchell, Hayden Mitchell, Joel Riley Mitchell, Kristina Hinch, Stephanie Hinch and Colten Hinch. Two step-great-granddaughters, Antonella and Adriana Rossi. Edna is survived by one brother, two sisters and their spouses and two sister-in-laws: brother, Dennis and Mary (Mason) Phillips (Plain City); sister, Faye (Phillips) and Brooks Rowe (Olive Hill, KY); sister, Mavis [Phillips} and Richard Baker (Westerville); sister-in-laws, Pauline [Peters] Phillips (Sandy Hook, KY) and Janet (Aurand) Phillips (Plain City). Two brothers preceded her in death Darrell Phillips and Clarence Phillips. She is also survived by four stepsons and their spouses: Ron Reiselt and wife, Ronnie (South Carolina); Cliff Reiselt and wife, Sharon (Florida); Richard Reiselt and wife, Sandy (Florida) and Ed Reiselt and wife, Sharon (Carroll, OH); one step-daughter-in-law, Nola (Crandel) and husband, Jim Freeman; 12 step-grandchildren and 28 step-great-grandchildren. A step-granddaughter, Cindy Reiselt preceded her in death. Edna is survived by many special nephew and nieces – in particular Cheryl (Baker) Harrison who, with her mother, was there to hold Edna's hand. Funeral service will be held on Thursday morning 10 a.m., September 14, 2006 at FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 202 E. Main St. (Rt. 161W), Plain City, with Pastor Tom Kauffman of Calvary Bible Church officiating. Burial will be immediately following in the Mitchell Cemetery, Darby Township, Union County. Visiting hours at Ferguson Funeral Home are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2006. In lieu of flowers, family and friends may wish to donate to The Ohio State University Foundation noting Alzheimer's Research 302185, P. O. Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218-3112.
Wendell L. Ratliff, age 70, of Upper Arlington, OH, passed away after a brief illness, September 5, 2011. He was born November 10, 1940 in Paintsville (Hager Hill), Kentucky, graduated from Oil Springs High School, and attended Mayo Technical College. He retired as a self-employed salesman/ liquidator and for the last few years worked with his son at Union County Motors, Plain City, OH. Wendell was preceded in death by his parents Kelce and Ernestine Frazier Ratliff, sisters Bonnie Skaggs and Marlene Taylor, and brother Daniel Ratliff. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Priscilla Newcomer Ratliff; sons, Jason Kelse Ratliff, Upper Arlington and Richard Neal (Jenine) Ratliff, Olive Hill, KY; granddaughters, Amber, Kayla, Erica, and Allaynah; four great-grandchildren; and aunt, Ruth Bayes, Dayton OH. Cremation will be followed by a private burial in Pennsylvania at a later time. Although no service will be held, friends may donate in his memory to the Arthritis Foundation , Central Ohio Office, 3740 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard, OH 43026 or the Capital Area Humane Society, 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Court, Hilliard, OH 43026. The family would like to thank HomeReach Hospice for their efficient and caring services. Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 8, 2011
Betty Jo Millenbruck, age 65, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, January 15, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on February 12, 1944, in Olive Hill, Kentucky, to the late John and Ethel Maggard. Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 20 years Paul David Millenbruck, beloved daughter Patty Sue, and several siblings. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Diana (Walter) Day of Grove City; and loving son, Randolph (Susan) Black of Upper Arlington; son-in-law, Roger Chamberlain; grandchildren, Ashlee, Nick, Abby, and Maddie; siblings, Gary Maggard and Bobbie Stidam; and she will be missed by many friends, especially those who helped care for her. She was an active member of Lane Avenue Baptist Church in Upper Arlington, and she retired after more than 25 years of service as a Certified Public Accountant from the State of Ohio. She enjoyed her work, and she was commended by the governor for her job performance and years of service to the state. Betty loved holidays, especially Christmas, because it gave her the opportunity to spend precious time with her immediate family, giving them the kind of holidays she always dreamed of as a child. Betty loved to play games, and she enjoyed travelling, scrapbooking, reading, and writing, and was a published poet. She had countless friends, and she spent any spare time she had with them. She loved life, and she lived it to the fullest with courage and dignity. Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2010, at SCHOEDINGER NORRIS CHAPEL, 3920 Broadway, Grove City. On Tuesday, friends may call from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home where a funeral service will begin at 2 p.m., with Dr. Wayne Nicholson officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Cemetery.
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.
Bobby R. Lawhorn, age 70, passed away on July 26, 2013 at The Laurels of Hilliard. He was born on August 22, 1942 in Olive Hill, KY to the late Lillian and Joshua Lawhorn. A veteran of the US Army, he was honorably discharged in 1962. A Welder, his skill was known as the 'Cadillac of Welders'. He worked for many different companies, including GM Oldsmobile in Michigan, CVI in Hilliard, and Rolls Royce in Mt. Vernon. He retired from Rolls Royce in 2006. He is survived by his loving sons, Brian (Brittany Leidinger) Lawhorn, Brad (Kaylin) Lawhorn, Chuck (René) Badgley and Ken (Heather) Badgley; grandchildren, Brayden Lawhorn, Olivia, Camryn, Eva and Charli Badgley, Gabrielle and Delaney Badgley; sister, Barbara Butler; nieces, Vickie (Scott) Wells and Sabrina Robbins; nephew, Charlie Butler. Family will receive friends from 12Noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL, 6699 N. High Street in Worthington, where his Memorial Service will follow at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart/ American Stoke Association in his memory.
Ernest Knipp, age 75, passed away January 27, 2008 at the Kobacker House. He retired from Buckeye Steel and farmed in Kentucky. He was Born July 8, 1932 in Carter Co. Kentucky to the late Robert and Etta (Rowe) Knipp. He was preceded in death by his first wife Helen Rae, daughter Joretta, grandson Shawn Chattos, 11 brothers and sisters. Survived by his wife, Linda Knipp; sons, Ernest (Brenda) Knipp, and Gary Knipp both of Columbus; daughters, Sue (Mike) Mosier of KY and Joyce Chattos of Obetz, OH; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Friends may call at the O. R. WOODYARD CO. CHAPEL, 1346 S. High St. Columbus, OH Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Rev. Mickey Chalfan and Rev. Robert Casto officiating. Additional visitation and service will be held at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, KY on Wednesday January 30, 2008. Interment will follow at the Olive Hill Cemetery.
Harry Lloyd Jones, Sr., age 88, of Delaware, formerly of Newark, passed away June 24, 2013 at the Arbors of Delaware. Harry was born June 20, 1925 in Olive Hill, Kentucky to the late Jess and Lola Maude (Brown) Jones. He is survived by his children, Carolyn (Mike) Morse, Connie (Roger) Lamp, Harry Jones Jr., Debra (Garry) Barnett, Richard Jones and Catherine (Glenn) Gilliam; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife Edna Patricia (Rodgers) Jones, seven siblings and a grandson. A family graveside service will take place at a later date in Fernwood Cemetery, Lockbourne, Ohio. The Newark Chapel of HENDERSON-Van ATTA-STICKLE FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICE is assisting the Jones family with arrangements.
Emanuel Ray Jessie, age 73, of Columbus, OH passed away Friday, February 18, 2005 at home. Born August 6, 1931 in Olive Hill, KY. He was a retired COTA bus driver, with 31 years of service. Preceded in death by parents George Bernie and Effie Mae Jessie, wife Patricia, sisters Pauline, Lorraine, Molly, Betty and Darnell. Survived by son, Melvin (Roxie) Jessie of Piketon, OH; grandchildren, Curtis, Sherwood, Melanie, Ryan, Ben and Elizabeth; great grandchildren, Ana, Caleb, Wally and Dublin; brother, Jack Jessie of Dayton; and sisters, Doris Jessie and Patty Hale, both of Columbus; special friend, Edith Hackworth; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visiting 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at SCHOEDINGER EAST CHAPEL, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, also 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 23,2005 at ROBERSON FUNERAL HOME, 735 E. Main St., South Shore, KY (606-932-3121). Graveside service 1 p.m. Thursday, at Mt. Zion Cemetery, South Shore, KY.
Charles Elliott Ingold, Sr. A funeral service for Charles Elliott Ingold, Sr., 65, of Heath, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at BRUCKER AND KISHLER FUNERAL HOME, with Pastor Andrew Hoover officiating. Burial will follow in Hebron Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Charles passed away February 27, 2013, at the OSU Medical Center. He was born April 13, 1947, in Olive Hill, KY, to the late Frank and Bertha (Mullins) Ingold, Sr. Charles was an Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He retired form Lucent Technologies. He was an IBEW Union Member and a member of The Pioneer Club. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. My Charlie was the best husband in the world and will be dearly missed. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann (Peterson) Ingold; children, Carolyn Ingold of Whitehall, Major Charles Elliott (Amy) Ingold, Jr. of Quantico, VA, and Jeffrey (Wendie) Wilson of Heath; mother of his children, Carolyn and Charles, Barbara A. Ingold of Richlands, N.C.; grandchildren, Tyler, Victoria, Emilee, Charles III, Tate, Cash, Burke, Patrick, and Maegan; and siblings, Paul (Pauline) Ingold of Mansfield, Maxine Frazier of TN, Lucille Griffey of Xenia, Donald (Shirley) Ingold of Mansfield, Elsie (Toby) Wolfe of Columbus, Wanda Burgy of Mansfield, and Hubert Lee (Joanna) Ingold of Waynesville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Frank Ingold, Jr., and brothers-in-law Sam Frazier, William Griffey and Benny Burgy. Friends may call from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday prior to the funeral, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark. Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 1, 2013
Lucille R. Horsley, age 84, passed away October 31, 2007. Member of Homeland CCCU. Preceded in death by husbands Bronston Bradley and Norman Horsley, son Dickie Bradley, grandson Jeffrey Bradley, brothers Clayton Reeves and Paul Reeves, sister Virginia Stamper. Survived by daughters, Rosemary (James) Stevens and Saundra (Ray) Leach; step children, Norman (Vicki) Horsley and Sharon (Henry) Shafer; 9 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the O.R. WOODYARD CO. CHAPEL, 1346 S. High St., Friday, 2-4 and 6 p.m. until the time of service at 7:30 p.m. Pastor Edmond Zickefoose officiating. A graveside committal witll be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Bradley Cemetery, Olive Hill, Kentucky.
Effie Sue Horsley, age 75 of Columbus, Ohio, went to be with the Lord Friday, January 4, 2013 at Mt. Carmel West Hospital. She was born May 21, 1937 in Logan, WV. to the late, Leslie and Gladys Spencer. She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Burl Horsley; children, Tina (Furl) Horsley, Genova Wooten, Robert (Betha) King, Charles (Vickie) King, Tamara (Charles) Sech, Robin (Scott) LaGore all of Columbus, Tony (Anita) King of Olive Hill, Ky, Sharon Crawford, Kim (Danny) Trent of Columbus, Judy Horsley of Greenup, Ky and Charlene (Charlie) Ely of Marysville, OH.; many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by sister Betty Aliamo and brother Emmitt Monroe Spencer. Visitation will be Monday, January 7, 2013 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the O. R. WOODYARD CO. CHAPEL, 1346 S. High Street where the funeral service will be Tuesday, 2 p.m. Pastor Claude Johnson and Jack DeLeon officiating. Interment Fernwood Cemetery. Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 6, 2013
Myrtle Holter, 81, Racine, passed away at 12:35 p.m. Sunday, August 3, 2008, in the Overbrook Center, Middleport. Born May 20, 1927, in Sullivan, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Carl J. and Lela Smith Easterday. She was a homemaker and attended the Bethany United Methodist Church at Dorcas. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard "Rich" (Debbie) Holter, Canal Winchester; and her daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie "Margie" (Blain) Duncan, Olive Hill, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Brian Holter, Shane Holter, Delene McNeal, Carla McIherney, and Laura Woods; one brother, Marion "Curly" Easterday, Racine; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Eugene Holter in December of 1980, sisters Emma Adams, Mary Virginia Easterday, and one brother David Easterday. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, August 7, 2008, at 11 a.m. in the CREMEENS FUNERAL HOME, Racine, with Pastor John Gilmore officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, Wednesday, August 6, 2008, from 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made in Myrtle's name to the Faith United Methodist Church, 15 West Columbus Street, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110
Vencil Victor Holbrook, of Columbus, Ohio, 93, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Emeritus Outlook Manor in Westerville, Ohio. Vencil was born on July 5, 1920 in Olive Hill, Kentucky to Pleasant and Anna Holbrook and raised in Wheelersburg, Ohio. After graduating from high school, Vencil moved to Washington, DC to work at the Naval Gun Factory in support of the World War II effort. There he met the love of his life, Ruby Herrod. He and Ruby were married for 67 years. Vencil retired with over 30 years of service from The Ohio State University Physics Department. He was a member and Deacon of North Linden Baptist Church for 56 years, and a 50-year member of the Linden Lodge. Vencil was an avid gardener, enjoyed reading and loved to restore classic cars. He was also a lifelong fan of the OSU Buckeyes. Vencil was preceded in death by his parents Pleasant and Anna Holbrook, brothers Haskel and Ancil Holbrook, son Victor Holbrook. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Holbrook; daughter, Susan Holbrook Livingston; son, Phillip Holbrook; son-in-law, Randy Livingston and daughters-in-law, Lyn Holbrook and Terri Holbrook; grandchildren, Sarah Livingston Larson (Leif), Amanda Livingston Barberio (Kevin), Ross Holbrook, Lane Holbrook, and Colleen Holbrook; great-granddaughter, Sydney Barberio; sisters, Parma Morefield and Lola Coburn; and brother, Donald Holbrook (Betty); many loving nieces, nephews, church family and neighbors. Calling hours will be Tuesday, October 8 from 2- 4 and 6-8 p.m. at Hill Funeral Home, 220 S. State St., Westerville, OH with the Funeral service held on Wednesday, October 9 at North Linden Baptist Church, 1783 Melrose Ave., Columbus, Ohio at 10 a.m. A graveside service will follow at Memorial Burial Park, 10556 Gallia Pike, Wheelersburg, Ohio at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Linden Baptist Church in Vencil's memory.
Harry Odest Gilliam, age 79, passed away November 25, 2008 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center. Retired from Timken Roller Bearing Co. after 25 years. Forty year member of The Heritage Free Will Baptist Church. U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War. Masonic Lodge member of #629 F&AM, Olive Hill, Ky. Born April 27, 1929 in Anderson, Indiana to the late Leslie and Gracie Gilliam. He is survivied by his loving wife of 56 years, Fostella; daughters, Rita Stepp and Leigh (David) Kramer; grandchildren, Valerie Kramer and Courtney Kramer; sisters, Betty (Darrell) Adams, Mary (Jessie) Collins, Sue (Bob) Campbell and Linda (Phil) Scott; brother, Clyde Gilliam; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends and church family. Friends may call at The Heritage Free Will Baptist Church, 575 Obetz Rd., Friday 5-9 p.m., where funeral service will be held Saturday 10 a.m. Reverend Tim Stout officiating. Interment Beckett Cemetery, Commercial Point.
Mr. Leroy Garvin, age 71, of Jenks, Oklahoma, formerly of Olive Grove, Kentucky, passed away Monday evening, August 27, 2012 at his residence. He was born May 17, 1941, in Carter County, Kentucky, a son of the late Harlan and Mildred McGuire Garvin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Farron Lee Garvin, and an infant brother Jerome Garvin. Leroy is survived by his companion, Dorothy Boyd of Jenks, Oklahoma; one son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Christalena Garvin of Georgetown, Kentucky; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Kay and Loretta Garvin of Olive Hill, Kentucky; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Garnet and Joe Cassell of Olive Hill, Kentucky, and Helen Scott of Hookstown, Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society. Mass of Christian burial is 10 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 2012, St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, Bixby, OK. Graveside rites will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the Garvin Family Cemetery, Olive Hill, KY. BIXBY FUNERAL SERVICE, Bixby, OK, 918-369-1700.
Barbara L. Gartin, 60, of London, died Saturday in Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Columbus. Born October 11, 1945 in Olive Hill, KY, she was a daughter of Earl and Nona Porter. Survived by husband, John "Ralph" Gartin; daughter, Joyce (Don) Richardson; son, Larry (Cara) Gartin all of London; grandchildren, Derek Richardson, John Michael Gartin, Brandon Gartin and Brooke Zimmer; mother, Nona Porter of Morehead, KY; brother, Johnny (Margaret) Porter of Olive Hill, KY; sisters, Lois Gartin of London, Phyllis Royce of Morehead, KY, Gail (Joe) Pickett of Ilion, NY and Janet (Delmas) Harris of Olive Hill, KY; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Earl and brother William Porter. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME, London, with Reverend Jerry Poff officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Sterling. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 noon until time of services Wednesday
Phyllis Jane Rankin Garrison, age 62, of Pickerington, died Sunday, April 5, 2009 at Pickerington Nursing Home. Born in Paris, Ky., daughter of the late John Thomas Rankin, Sr. and the late Clara Newsome Rankin Sr. She was a housewife and loving mother. Survived by children, Robin Garrison, Rene Garrison Harper; sister, Connie Collins; grandchildren, Abigail, Adam, and Ashley Garrison, Christian Harper; nieces and nephews, Kevin and Tracy Collins, Brandy and Charry Rankin. Phyllis leaves behind many special friends and extended family members. Preceded in death by brother John Rankin Jr. Friends may call Friday, April 10, 2009 6-8 p.m., EVANS FUNERAL HOME, 4171 E. Livingston Ave., where service will be held Saturday, April 11, 2009 10 a.m. Interment Fred Newsome Cemetery, Olive Hill, Ky
FULLEN Lucy Fullen, born April 18, 1922 in Grahn, KY, died Sunday, August 12, 2007 at Franklin Woods Nursing Facility. Preceded in death by parents Oscar and Norma (Burnette) Phillips, loving husband Robert S. Fullen, brother Jack Phillips, sister Eunice (Harold) Conley. Survived by beloved son, Robert H. Fullen; cherished grandchildren, Derek and Kendra Fullen; and their mother, Cheri; sister, Wilma (Lowell) Maddix; many nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives. Lucy attended Olive Hill High School and Morehead College. With the outbreak of WW II, Lucy worked at several factories in the Cleveland and Dayton areas, and finally retired after 25 years from The Ohio Department of Administrative Services. She loved gatherings with friends and family, and enjoyed gardening, camping, fishing, and outdoor activities. Avid bingo and euchre player. Long time resident of the Westside and in 2000 she moved to the Lincoln Lodge Retirement Community and then in to Franklin Woods Nursing Facility in 2005 after her health declined. She attended Galloway Presbyterian Church, and was active in VFW and AmVets. We will cherish her memory always. Friends may call at O. R. WOODYARD CO. CHAPEL, 1346 S. High St., Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where funeral service will be held Thursday 11 a.m. Rev. Larry Wickliff officiating. Interment Darbyville Cemetery. Special thank you to the staff of Lincoln Lodge and Franklin Woods for all the care given
Wilma Jean Greene Ellars, age 81, of Columbus, passed away Friday, April 9, 2010 in Mt. Carmel West Hospital. She was born September 14, 1928 in Elliott County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Elijah H. and Laura Gladys Bowling Greene. Wilma was a homemaker and a past employee of White-Westinghouse of Columbus. Wilma was a 1947 high school graduate of the Erie School for Girls, in Olive Hill, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Floyd Eugene Ellars and a daughter Pamela Jean Ellars. Wilma is survived by a son, Larry (Linda) Greene of San Diego, California; daughter, Sharon K. Ellars-Martin of Columbus; six grandchildren, Jeff (Rosanna), John (Ashley), Michael, Amanda, Chaz and Ashley; five great-grandchildren, four brothers, William (Dazel) Greene, Clayton H. Greene, Royce (Lena) Greene and James (Charlene) Greene; numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call 5-8 p.m. Wednesday in the RADER-McDONALD FUNERAL HOME, West Jefferson, Ohio, where Funeral Service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday with Pastor Robert Hackney officiating. Burial will follow in Somerford Cemetery. The interment of Floyd Ellars cremated remains will be at the same time.
George E. Blizzard, age 88, formerly of West Jefferson, OH, passed away August 25, 2005 in Ashland, KY. George attended the University of Kentucky and Morehead State University. He retired from Lance Crackers in 1975 after many years of service as a branch manager in the Columbus area. George was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer, and Ohio State fan. He was also a loyal supporter of Carter Co. KY athletics. He was preceded in death by his wife Hazel, daughter Helen Recob, sister Nixola Raybourn, Elwood Blizzard and David Dean Blizzard, son-in-law Robert Recob. Survived by son, James (Patricia) Blizzard of Grove City; longtime caregiver and loving companion, Fay Blizzard of Olive Hill, KY; brothers, Jack Blizzard, State of Washington and Charles (Janet) Blizzard of Springfield, OH; brother-in-law, John (Skinny) Raybourn, Olive Hill, KY; grandchildren, Chris (Lisa) Recob, Delaware, OH, Cherie Recob, Grove City and Chad Recob, Ostrander OH, Kirtis (Heidi) Blizzard, Rochester Hills, MI, Amy (Kevin) Johnson, Huntington Beach, CA, Kelly (Tammy) Blizzard, Mesa, AZ and George Justin Blizzard, Lakeland, FL; eight great-grandchildren, Nathan, Alison, Chloe, Jacob, Matthew, Kyle, Kalen and Kilian; one great-great-grandson, Jacob; several nieces, nephews and cousins. George's family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the SCHOEDINGER-NORRIS CHAPEL, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, where the funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery. Friends if they wish, may contribute in George's memory to Community Hospice Care Facility, 2330 Pollard Rd., Ashland, KY 41101.
William Wesley Bethel Sr., 74, of Columbus passed away Monday morning, March 26, 2012, at the Elliott County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sandy Hook, KY. He was born July 9, 1937, in Franklin County, a son of the late Henry Eugene Bethel and Helen Ruth Wright Bethel Parker. William was of the Apostolic faith and was a long haul truck driver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the mother of his children Betty Ball Bethel, and one son Gary Moore. William is survived by three sons and daughter-in-law, William Wesley Bethel, Jr. and Cathy of Cambridge, Robert Eugene Bethel of Olive Hill, KY, and Larry R. Moore of London; one daughter, Linda Adams of Olive Hill; eight grandchildren; and very special friends, Patricia Whittington and David and Vicky Whittington, all of Columbus. He also leaves several other family and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, March 30, 2012, at the SCHOEDINGER HILLTOP CHAPEL with Brother Gilbert Jarrell officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus. Friends may visit from 2-4 and from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, March 29, 2012, at the Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel, 3030 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Waddell & Whitt Funeral Home in Sandy Hook, KY, is caring for all arrangements for William Wesley Bethel, Sr. Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 28, 2012
Irene Lambert Gibson Aldenderfer, 83, of Ashville, died February 21, 2005 in Berger Hospital. She was born May 31, 1921 in Carter County, Ky., the daughter of Angel and Ruby (Adkins) Lambert. She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Christian Union. She was preceded in death by parents, 1st husband David Gibson and 2nd husband Clydus Paul Aldenderfer. She is survived by her son, W. David (Brenda) Gibson of Ashville; grandchildren, Ethan and Bethany; brothers, Kermit Eugene Lambert and Edgar Lambert of Grayson, Ky.; sisters, Violet Clifton of Circleville, Lucille Jessie of Grayson, Ky. and Charlene Newman of Olive Hill, Ky. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, February 24, 2005 at the WELLMAN FUNERAL HOME, Circleville with Pastor Mike Holbrook officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to First C.C.C.U. Building Fund.
John J. Grace GRACE John J. "Jack" Grace, age 91, of Palm Harbor, Florida, died December 12, 2010. A sausage maker for over 40 years, Jack was employed with David Davies Meat Packing Company and Herman Falters Meat Packing Company in Columbus. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army and was stationed in the Philippines during World War II. He had resided in Marysville, Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, and Tarpon Springs, Florida. Jack enjoyed membership with the American Legion. Jack was a creative tinker with constant home projects. Jack was born October 31, 1919, in Columbus, to the late John Wesley and Sara Spicer Grace. Jack is survived by his wife of 62 years, Leona Mae Thompson Grace, formerly of Marysville, to whom he was married on May 23, 1948. Additional surviving family members include a son, John W. Grace, Kentucky; a daughter, Suzanne (Brent) Wientjes, California; three grandchildren, John Grace, Greg Wientjes, and Michelle (Sarath) Boyapati; and two great-grandchildren, Kayla and Asha Boyapadi. A graveside service will take place Monday, August 20, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Oakdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to any local military veterans group. MANNASMITH FUNERAL HOME is serving the family. Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 16, 2012
The Morehead News 02/14/14 Charles Edward Reynolds, 74, of Smokey Creek Road in Olive Hill, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 11, 2014, at his residence after a very long illness. He was born Aug. 12, 1939, in Olive Hill, a son of the late Charles Prentice and Nellie Henderson Reynolds. Charles proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He attended the Trough Camp Christian Holiness Church and was a cement finisher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Elwood Reynolds; two sisters, Wilma Jean Akers and Garnett Callahan; and one sister-in-law, Helen Reynolds. Charles is survived by his wife of 34 years, Ethel Kaye McFarland Reynolds; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Prentice Reynolds and James Allen and Susan Reynolds, all of Olive Hill; two daughters and a son-in-law, Lori Reynolds and Sherry and Glen Stamper, all of Olive Hill; one stepdaughter, Vickie Smith of Mansfield, Ohio; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Jim and Judy Reynolds of Olive Hill, Fred Reynolds of Olive Hill and Mike Reynolds of Maysville; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Eunice Hill of Mansfield, Ohio, Alma Wells of Mansfield, Ohio, Alberta Littleton of Columbus, Ohio, and Linda and Charlie P’Simer of Olive Hill; and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill with Brother Andy Lands and Brother William Logan Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Reynolds Family Cemetery on Smokey Creek Road in Olive Hill with full military rites conducted by the Olive Hill American Legion Post No. 138. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, and until the service hour Saturday at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home, 145 Gearhart Street, Olive Hill, KY 41164. Brandon Reynolds, Cody Stamper, Cory McGlone, Neal Barker, John Stamper and Chuck Reynolds will serve as pallbearers. Willie Archer will serve as honorary pallbearer.
The Morehead News 02/06/14 Virginia Mae Davis, 84, of Ashland, went to be with her Lord Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at the Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. Virginia was born May 1, 1929, in Carter County, on McGlone Creek, daughter of the late Charles N. and Ada Hilger Davis. Virginia was a member of the First Church of Christ in Grayson and attended Bridges Christian Church in Ashland. She was a member of the Arcoettes Club. Virginia is survived by two nephews, James A. Davis of Grayson and Rudy Davis of Louisville, and two nieces, Linda Herzog of Richmond and Reta Lambert of Fallsburg. Including her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, J. Harry Davis, Willard Isom Davis and Quentin Rudolph Davis. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with James Girdwood officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in McGlone Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of service on Friday. Memorial contributions are suggested to First Church Food Pantry, c/o Deanna Phillips, 287 Pomeroy St., Grayson, KY 41143; or Carter County Public Library, c/o Grayson Branch, P.O. Box 1040, Olive Hill, KY, 41164.
The Morehead News 02/11/14 James O. Carper, 86, of Grayson, passed away Feb. 8, 2014, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. He was born Jan. 29, 1928, in Carter City, the son of the late Charles Albert and Annie (Clifton) Carper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Aneva McGuire Carper; four brothers, Ray, Ralph, Dennis and Howard Carper; and one sister, Ruth Newman. James was a member of the Olive Hill Church of Christ and was WWII army veteran. He was a self-employed carpenter. He is survived by three sisters, Wilma June Fouch of Martinsburg, W.Va., Lucy King of Grayson and Edna Mae Jones of Somerset; one brother, Charles Carper of Marion, Ohio; two sons, Steve (Diane) Carper of Catlettsburg and James (Claire) Carper of Grayson; two daughters, Linda (Vernon) Jordan of Grayson and Brenda (Reuben) McKee of Flatwoods; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Sparks Funeral Home with Brent Duncan and Jim Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Grayson Burial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Sparks Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Olive Hill Church of Christ, 520 St. Hwy. 2078, Olive Hill, KY 41143.
The Morehead News 02/11/14 Nancy Ruth Womack Lawson, 90, of Pactolus, went to be with her Lord on Feb. 6, 2014, at King’s Daughters Medical Center. She was born on Sept. 23, 1923, in Willard. Ruth was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grayson, a Sunday school teacher, choir member and assisted in Vacation Bible School for many years. She was a member of Carter County Homemakers Club and a cafeteria cook at Prichard, as well as a wonderful mother, wife and friend. A daughter of the late Delmar and Thelma Brammell Womack, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn Womack (Dempsey) Mullins. Ruth is survived by her husband of 67 years, Roy Edward Lawson; a daughter, Sandra (Lloyd) Felty, and a son, Delmar Leroy (Adda Mae) Lawson, both of Pactolus; one granddaughter, Amanda (Shannon) Boggs of Webbville; three grandsons, Christopher (Carol) Felty and Michael (Ronda) Felty, both of Paris, and Kerrick Lawson of Louisville; eight great-grandchildren, Gabriel Felty, Jonathan Felty, Makayla Felty, Addison Felty, Nathanial Felty, Brayden Boggs, Isaac Boggs and Abigail Ruth Boggs; and two wonderful caregivers, Margie Horsley and Brenda Claxon. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at the Pactolus United Methodist Church. Burial will be in East Carter County Memory Gardens in Grayson. Visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson. Pallbearers will be Chris Felty, Mike Felty, Kerrick Lawson, Keith Mullins, Gordan Womack and Shannon Boggs. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Speaks, Jeffery Bradford, Lawrence Caine, David Caine and Warner Caine. The Morehead News Journal-Times 02/11/14 Phyllis Sherman Marcum, 63, of Hitchins, passed away on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be at noon Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson. Burial will be in the Jervis cemetery. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Thursday until service time at the funeral home.
The Morehead News 02/11/14 Vada Louise Sammons May, 81, of Grayson, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at the Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. Funeral Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb., 12, 2014, at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson. Burial will follow at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East. Friends may call from 11 a.m. Wednesday until the time of service at the funeral home.
The Morehead News Journal-Times 02/11/14 Ernestine Binion, 79, of Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Grayson passed on to her heavenly reward on Sunday morning, Feb. 9, 2014, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. She was born Jan. 8, 1935, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Woodrow and Eva Stevens Binion. Ernestine was stricken with Polio (Infantile Paralysis) as a baby and never had use of her legs or right arm. This did not hinder her cheerful disposition nor keep her from being an inspiration to those around her and her CB buddies. She was lovingly cared for by her mother while living on Clifty at Pleasant Valley and in Olive Hill. After her mother entered into eternal peace in 1999, she lived at Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and loved the many caregivers and nurses she encountered there. Ernestine was a longtime member of the Clifty United Baptist Church and greatly enjoyed attending services at the Pleasant Hill Church anytime she was able. She also enjoyed the church services and activities at the nursing home. She brought joy to many church members and nursing home residents when she sang religious hymns. Many people were amazed by the number of songs she could sing without the use of a songbook. Although her voice will no longer be echoing in the hallways at the nursing home, she’ll be singing and rejoicing in Heaven with God’s angels. Ernestine leaves many fond memories to be cherished by her loving brother, Dallas Binion of Olive Hill, and her sister and brother-in-law, Beulah and Ottie Dean of Olive Hill. She also leaves many friends, cousins and other relatives to mourn her passing. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Pastor Gary Sparks and Elder J. D. Riggs officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, and until the service hour Thursday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The Morehead News Journal-Times 02/11/14 Jackie Haywood Cole, 64, of Morehead, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday evening, Feb. 5, 2014, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. She was born June 11, 1949, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Pete and Dorothy Caudill Haywood. Jackie was of the Christian faith and enjoyed shopping. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Clifton Haywood, Denver Haywood, Ralph Haywood and Freddie Haywood, and one sister, Pam Adkins. Jackie is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Charles Lemaster of Grayson; two brothers, Kelly Haywood of Flemingsburg and Dennis Haywood of Olive Hill; and five special nephews and nieces whom she raised. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Rex Sagraves officiating. Burial followed in the Haywood Cemetery in Olive Hill. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The Morehead News Journal-Times 02/11/14 Roger Fultz, 78, of Olive Hill, passed away Monday afternoon, Feb. 10, 2014, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. He was born Oct. 17, 1935, in Rowan County, a son of the late Coy and Ollie Bailey Fultz. Roger was a member of the Flat Fork Church of God and retired from Hinkles in Mt. Sterling. He enjoyed hunting, trading, gardening and spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 12 years, Barbara Ann Burchett Fannin Fultz, and two sisters, Dorothy Click and Aleeta Click. Roger is survived by three stepsons, Darrell Fannin of Olive Hill, Gary Fannin of Atlanta, Ga., and Jeffrey Fannin of Olive Hill; one stepdaughter, Debbie Surface and her husband Paul of Alexandria, Ind.; one very special grandson, Casey Fannin of Alexandria, Ind.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Cecil Ray and Shirley Fultz of Butler, Ohio, and Cledith and Shirley Fultz of Olive Hill; one sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Harmon "Pop" Bradley of Olive Hill; and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Ronald Logan and Brother Delmar Logan Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Bradley Cemetery on Dry Branch in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, and until the service hour Friday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164. Robert Blevins, Charles Black, Timmy Bradley, Larry Harris, Jacob Waddell, Phillip Black, Hank Fultz and Ronnie Blevins will serve as pallbearers. Wendall White, Marty Stevens and David Jessie will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The Morehead News 02/11/14 — Jonathan Joe Tackett, 43, of Ashland, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at his home after an extended illness. He was born on Aug. 17, 1970, in Ashland, a son of Timothy Ray Tackett and Joy Horton Tackett. Joe was a former heavy equipment mechanic and attended Heritage Freewill Baptist Church. He was a 1988 graduate of Boyd County High School, where he excelled in football and baseball. Joe was All-State in both football and baseball, and he was the Most Valuable Player of the Thoroughbred Bowl in Lexington and Captain of Defense. He enjoyed deer hunting and camping. He was preceded in death by one brother, Timothy Ray Tackett Jr.; his maternal grandfather, James Monroe “Roe” Horton Jr.; paternal grandparents, Glenmore and Vivian Greenhill Tackett; and a special uncle, Tony Tackett. Survivors include his parents, Timothy Ray Tackett and Joy Horton Tackett of Ashland; one son, Timmy Joe Tackett of Grayson; one brother, Christopher Ray Tackett of Ashland; special friend, Kristy Stanley; his maternal grandmother, Ruth Evans Horton of Morehead; two nephews, Cody Tackett and Corey Tackett; one niece, Cayla Tackett; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at the Heritage Freewill Baptist Church in Ashland with Brother Ed Cook and Brother Brandon DePriest officiating. Burial will follow in the McFerren Cemetery in Olive Hill. Visitation is after 6 p.m. Wednesday and anytime Thursday at the Heritage Freewill Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be Todd Borders, Eric Wilburn, Jason Armstrong, Phillip Henderson, Harold Lewis, Doug Johnson, Keith Osborne and Cody Tackett. Honorary pallbearer will be Timmy Joe Tackett. Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home in Morehead is caring for all arrangements.
MANSFIELD: Donald R. Ingold, 77, of Mansfield passed away Monday evening, February 3, 2014 in Mansfield MedCentral Hospital following a brief illness.The son of Frank and Bertha (Mullins) Ingold, Don was born April 25, 1936 in Wesleyville, Kentucky.On August 4, 1956 he married Shirley Kiser. Don retired from Armco Steel as an inspector.Along with his devoted wife, Shirley Ingold, Don is survived by his son Mark (Deborah) Ingold of Auburn, Indiana, and daughter Joyce Cook of Springboro; grandchildren Zach and Erin Ingold and Carson, Cassidy, and Connor Cook; brothers Hubert, and Paul Ingold, and sisters Wanda Burgy, Elsie Wolfe, Maxine Frazier, and Lucille Griffey; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by brothers Charles and Frank Ingold, Jr.; son-in-law Robert Cook. In honor of Don's wishes, his family has chosen cremation services through the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com
Lila L. Lorusso August 14, 1922 - January 23, 2013 Barnstable, Massachusetts Lila was born on August 14, 1922 and passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Few have the opportunity to craft their own legacy. Yet despite their success Paul and Lila Lorusso have managed to do just that. Born in 1921 to Italian immigrants Paul Lorusso was raised with his five brothers in Walpole MA. After graduating from high school in 1939 he attended the University of Maine upon completion he was accepted to Harvard Law School here he graduated with honors. During World War II, he became a flight instructor for the P38 and PS1 fighters…. After serving his country Paul was discharged in 1945, he settled in Ohio where he met and married Lila Lee Huddy, “The love of his life”. Paul and Lila founded success in Cadillac/Oldsmobile franchise. That success grew to include a very successful coal business in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. In 1957 Paul and Lila moved to Cape Cod after spending summers with his “second mom and dad” attorney Joseph Welch and his wife Judith. It was the beauty of the Cape and the Welch’s son Lyndon (Paul’s best friend) that made the move so enticing. It was in that same year that Paul started Hyannis Sand & Gravel – over the years that followed Paul was very active in Rotary, helped start the YMCA, was a trustee of two banks and Cape Cod Hospital, and was directly responsible for starting twenty-nine high school(interact) and college(rotoract) chapters of Rotary in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The early 60’s provided Paul an opportunity to address concerns about the Cape’s seasonal unemploymen. As a result of countless meeting with town officials – and area north of Route 132 was designated an industrial zone ( the most inclusive zoning available for industrial, commercial and even residential use). Then in 1964 with a unanimous approval by Barnstable Town meeting members Independence Park was born. As the 60’s progressed Paul enticed different businesses to locate in Independence Park – in some instances the Lorusso’s donated the land and built the building for a particular firm. It was a good beginning to Paul’s dream of year round Cape employment. Then in 1971, personal tragedy struck. The Lorusso’s 17 year old son and only child Lyndon, died when a large gravel loader tipped over onto him … Grief stricken Paul and Lila took a European trip – and it was on this trip that they decided to start the Lyndon Lorusso Charitable Foundation in order to keep his memory alive. Since Lyndon’s Lorusso’s death, the words of the poet Emily Dickinson “I shall not live in vain,” have become the driving force of Paul and Lila Lorusso’s lives as they have endeavored to create living accomplishments for their son. April 13, 2007 BARNSTABLE — Paul Lorusso was born in Walpole, on July 19, 1921, to Samuel and Eleanor Lorusso. He was educated in the Walpole school system. Upon graduating Walpole High School, he was accepted to the University of Maine, where he majored in business. After graduating with honors, he decided to go to law school and Harvard, being his only choice, was accepted and went through the rigorous training that Harvard Law students endured. He graduated from Harvard Law School and was immediately drafted to serve in World War II. As a fighter pilot in the war, Paul flew P-51s over Italy. He was such an accomplished aviator that he subsequently became an instructor in the Air Corps. After the war, Paul decided to put practicing law on hold and wanted to try his hand at business. Hearing of an opportunity in Ohio, he drove out to purchase a piece of land that later turned out to be the start of his successful entrepreneurial career. The land that he purchased turned out to be rich with minerals and was also, as it happened, needed by the railroad to connect parts of Pennsylvania and Ohio. Paul leased the land to the railroad and started excavating coal. That same year, in 1946, he met the love of his life, Lila. Paul would come into town with his muddy boots after a hard day's work, and Lila would always laugh at the way he would walk around town with those muddy boots. As soon as Paul saw Lila, boots and all, he fell in love with her. After a few years, Paul sold his mining rights and railroad lease, and he decided to buy an automobile dealership. He flew from town to town landing his Piper Cub airplane in various crop fields to buy and sell cars. After a five-year courtship, Lila agreed to come back to Walpole with Paul, and the car business was sold. In 1950, Paul decided to get into the residential home construction business, where he built thousands of homes for World War II veterans at an affordable price - $8,500 to $9,500 - depending on the size. He developed affordable housing in the towns of Walpole, Avon, Sharon and Stoughton. On Feb. 17, 1951, Paul and Lila Lorusso were married. Their marriage endured for 56 years. They welcomed the birth of their only son, Lyndon, in 1954. In 1958, Paul, again being restless and up for a new challenge, left the building business and moved to Cape Cod. Always the businessman, Paul bought Hyannis Sand and Gravel, and as the business grew he began to realize that Cape Cod, with its high unemployment rate, needed light industry to create year-round jobs. It was his vision to start Parkland Properties, which we know today as Independence Park. The concept of Independence Park was voted on unanimously by two Barnstable town meetings. In 1964, final planning of the park was in place, and his vision became a reality. With the untimely death of Paul and Lila's only son in 1971, they traveled to Europe to reflect. As Paul told the story, they were in Italy and Lila noticed a meadow with a beautiful lake. Paul stopped at the village deli to have them prepare a picnic basket with a bottle of wine. As they sat on the blanket having their lunch overlooking this magnificent view, Paul grabbed Lila's hand and, for the first time since Lyndon's death, knew that everything was going to be alright. They decided then and there that when they returned to the states, they would honor their son Lyndon's name by giving back to the community which Lyndon loved so very much. In 1971, the Lyndon Lorusso Foundation was established and continues today. Some of the greatest organizations on Cape Cod and surrounding towns have benefited from the generosity and philanthropy of Paul and Lila Lorusso - first and foremost the YMCA Camp Lyndon, Nauset Workshop (now CapeAbilities), Independence House, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod, MSPCC, Hospice of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Alzheimer's Association, Tabor Academy, Barnstable High School, Falmouth High School, Walpole High School, Cape Cod Hospital, Lyndon Lorusso Emergency Center, Lyndon Lorusso Cardiac Care Center, Lorusso Conference and Education Center at the Mugar Building, Trayser Museum, Lyndon Lorusso Skating Rink Youth Center, Guyer Barn, Shirley Blair Flynn Center for Creative Arts, Barnstable Police, Barnstable Fire, Cape Cod Free Clinic and Community Health Care Center, Lyndon Lorusso Technology Building at Cape Cod Community College, Boy Scouts of America, Cape Cod Symphony, Cape Cod Conservatory of Music and Arts, Sturgis Library, Salvation Army, statues of James and Mary Otis, Massachusetts General Hospital Medical Oncology, New England Connection for P.K.U. and Allied Disorders, Cape Cod Synagogue, Zion Union Heritage Museum, and the thousands of people Paul and Lila have helped with their generosity whether a family needed food for the week, needed help with their mortgage, or help with college, somehow Paul would find out, and there would be a check for that particular family. The Lyndon Paul Lorusso Charitable Foundation is beautifully illustrated in the following poem by Emily Dickinson: If I can stop one heart from breaking I shall not live in vain If I can ease one life the aching Or cool one pain Or help one fainting robin Unto the nest again I shall not live in vain. Paul was also on the board of directors of Nauset (now CapeAbilities) Workshop, Cape Cod Hospital, past president of Rotary Club, Otis Air Force Base Advisory Council, Boy Scouts of America, Massachusetts Republican Party, NAACP, and the YMCA. He was always helping someone - even at age 83. A woman who lost her muffler in the village of Barnstable couldn't drive her car. He went underneath with a coat hanger and tied up her muffler so she could drive the car to a repair shop. While in Florida on vacation, he noticed a young African-American boy with his little brother staring from the outside of a donut shop. Paul asked the little boy if they had eaten. They both said no. Without hestation, Paul took them by the hand and bought them boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts to bring home to their family - Paul said he was hooked on Krispy Kreme's ever since. One Christmas Eve, he found out a family didn't have food for Christmas dinner. He went to the old AP in Hyannis, which had already closed for the holiday. He knocked on the door to get the manager's attention so he could buy food for the family. Paul died on April 8, 2007, Easter Sunday - how appropriate. His loyalty to his friends was everything, besides his wife, brothers, nieces and nephews. Three people that Paul considered his other family were Mark Thompson, who has guided the Lorusso family affairs over the years; Harold Tobey, who has shared many wonderful times with Paul and Lila; and Abbott Sid Davidson, who has loved both Paul and Lila like a father and mother. Paul is survived by his loving wife, Lila, of Barnstable; and his brothers, Joseph of Walpole, and Angelo of Manchester, N.H. He was predeceased by his son, Lyndon P. Lorusso, who died in 1971. He was also predeceased by his brothers Antonio and Guy Lorusso. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Submitted by: John W. Grace
Johnny “Ballard” Blevins The Morehead News Journal-Times Thu Jan 30, 2014 Johnny “Ballard” Blevins, 76, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Grahn, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at his home. Ballard was a graduate of Olive Hill High School, class of 1955, and Sue Bennett Junior College. He retired from IBM. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Blevins and Margaret Pennington Blevins, formerly of Grahn. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Peggy Sewell Blevins; three children, Martie Blevins, John Blevins and Edward Blevins, all of Austin, Texas; three sisters, Joan Blevins Sheldon of Los Angeles, Calif., Clara Blevins Beltzner of Tampa, Fla., and Jewell Blevins Flaugher of Morehead; six nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews; and many great-great-nieces and nephews. He was loved very much by all.
William Edward “Edd” Blevins 1942-2014 The Morehead News Journal-Times Mon Feb 03, 2014 Edd Blevins, 71, of Grayson, died Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. He was born in Dawes, W.Va., He is survived by his wife, Gladys McDowell Blevins of Grayson. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East by Larry McDavid, minister. Graveside military rites will be performed by the East Carter Jr. ROTC. Arrangements are by the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson.
Steven Michael McDavid 1950-2014 The Morehead News 02/03/14 Steven Michael McDavid, 63, of Grayson, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at UK Medical Center in Lexington. He was born Feb. 20, 1950, in East Chicago, Ind., a son of B.J. McDavid and the late Jess W. McDavid. He was a retired principal of Heritage Elementary, National Principal of the Year and started the Principal Award of Carter County. He also served as principal of both Hitchins and Star Elementary, was a former teacher at Prichard Elementary and was most currently working for Med-Care Pharmacy. If you worked in one of Steve’s schools, you became part of a family he helped to create. If you studied in one of his schools, you had someone who would always be there to champion you. If you had the fortune to be Steve’s friend or family, then you knew what it was to have unwavering, quiet goodness in your life. Ironically, this kind, gentle man shied away from all accolades. Instead, Steve gave of the good within himself because that was simply what he had to give. Everyone in his path was better for that. Steve was one of the good ones. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Bonnie Tolliver McDavid; one son, Will and wife Julie McDavid of Knoxville, Tenn.; one daughter, Ashley and husband Stu Brown of Milford, Ohio; one sister, Rita and husband Don Malone of Grayson; one step-son, Matt and wife Amanda Jones of Olive Hill; his step-mother, Phyllis McDavid of Rush; four grandchildren, Breck Brown, Gabe McDavid, Zara Brown and Jake McDavid; one special niece, Hannah Williams; and a special buddy, King McDavid. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Grayson with Paul Schmidt and Joed Rice, ministers. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Grayson. Arrangements are under the direction of Malone Funeral Home. Family suggests that donations be made to the Heritage Family Resource Center, c/o Missie Lowe, 4863 South State Highway 1, Grayson, KY 41143, in his memory. The children of Heritage Elementary were always his concern.
Linda L. Allen 1946-2014 The Morehead News Journal-Times Mon Feb 03, 2014 Linda Louise Love Allen, 67, of Ashland, wife of Billy Joe Allen, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Preston Family Funeral Home in Ashland. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until service time. Contributions may be made to CASA of Northeast Kentucky, 2800 Louisa Street, Suite 202, Catlettsburg, KY 41129.
The Morehead News Journal-Times Tue Feb 04, 2014, Kenneth "Kenny" Frazier, 67, of Olive Hill, passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 30, 2014, at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville. He was born Sept. 12, 1946, in Carter County, a son of the late Edward and Hazel Kiser Frazier. Kenny retired from UPS as a driver with 29 years of service. He was a member of the Kiser Branch Old Regular Baptist Church since 2005 where he served as a deacon. Kenny was a past member of the Grahn Volunteer Fire Department and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Peggy Hignite. Kenny is survived by his wife of 49 years, Donna Wilburn Frazier; one daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Brad McClave of Ashland; one grandson, Micah McClave; two brothers and sisters-in-law, William "Bud" and Betty Frazier and Don and Sharon Frazier, all of Olive Hill; and one sister and two brothers-in-law, Murlene and Matt Adams and Orel Hignite, all of Olive Hill. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly mourn his passing. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial followed in the Gilbert Cemetery on Baker Hill in Grahn. A church service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home by the Old Regular Baptist ministers. Family and friends served as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Grahn Volunteer Fire Department, 605 Kiser Branch Road, Olive Hill, KY 41164.
Helen M. "Sue" Owens, 68, of Mansfield, OH died January 27, 2014 after an extended illness. Born March 12, 1945 in Olive Hill, KY she was the daughter of Lonnie and Rosa (Reynolds) Stamper. Helen was a very hard working, strong woman who was always a fighter. In her free time, she enjoyed working in her flower garden. Helen retired from Kroger in 2007. She is survived by her daughters, Garnetta Owens and Patty (Jerry) Middleton, both of Mansfield; eight grandchildren, Felecia (Ryan) Rusiska, Ashley Burriss, Brandon (Stephanie Taylor) Middleton, Seth Burriss, Logan Middleton, and Sara, Alyssa, and Faith West; two great grandchildren, Bentley Edwards and Elyn Rusiska; three brothers, Quentis (Janet) Stamper of Lucas, Homer (Patricia) Stamper of Olive Hill, KY, and Larry (Carla) Stamper of Olive Hill, KY; a sister-in-law, Cleda Stamper; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Denvil Hedge. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmo Allen Owens; two brothers, Rev. Coy Allen Stamper and Earl Leo Stamper; a sister-in-law, Dixie Stamper; and a nephew, Joel Stamper. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. Burial will be held at Fultz Cemetery in Olive Hill, KY.
01/21/14 Robert Allen "Bob" Holben, 67, of Olive Hill, passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 16, 2014, at Oakmont Manor in Flatwoods. He was born March 31, 1946, in Toledo, Ohio, a son of the late Charles Harold and Eileen Ruth Nagel Holben. Bob was a Christian and enjoyed woodworking. He loved making wooden churches and lighthouses to give to new people in the neighborhood and those who were ill. Bob is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Tony Villarreal of Toledo, Ohio; one grandson, Brandon Graney of Toledo, Ohio; one brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Shirley Holben of Jacksboro, Tenn.; one sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Larry Keller of Ottawa Lake, Mich.; and close friends and neighbors, Carl and Gloria James. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. At Bob’s request, there will be no visitation or service. Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill is caring for all services for Mr. Robert Allen "Bob" Holben.
The Morehead News Journal-Times Mon Jan 27, 2014 Michael Grabovich, 49, of Grayson, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at the Malone Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Edison Cemetery. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday until service time at the funeral home.
The Morehead News 01/28/14 — John Delmar Perry, 74, of Ashland, passed away suddenly of natural causes at his daughter’s residence in Lexington on Friday evening, Jan. 24, 2014. He was born July 24, 1939, in Rooney, a son of the late Elliott and Helen Faye Kibbey Perry. John graduated from Erie School in 1957 and began his 25-year career at Ashland Oil upon graduation. While working at Ashland Oil, John met and, in 1959, married the love of his life, Katherine "Katie" Caudill Perry. While working full-time and helping to raise two children, John attended Marshall University and received his undergraduate degree in 1969 and an MBA in 1971. After his Ashland Oil career and a 10-year residence in The Woodlands, Texas, John and Katie returned to Ashland, and he began his 18 years of service as the director of Bethany House Christian Service Center, in his home town of Olive Hill. Katie joined him in service at Bethany House as the Good Neighbor Coordinator. As a testament to their dedication to the community, neither accepted a salary during the last nine years of their tenure. He and Katie retired from Bethany House in July 2013. John was a 32nd degree Mason and a past Master of the Olive Hill Masonic Lodge No. 629, as well as a member of the El Hasa Shrine Temple. He was both a Kentucky Colonel and a Kentucky Admiral. John loved Kentucky basketball, good food and lively company. He was an avid storyteller who conjured up vivid tales for his children and later his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his older brother, Robert Nelson Perry. John is survived by his wife of 54 years, Katherine Caudill Perry; his two children, Angela Perry Horger (Jason) of Lexington and John Delmar "Zeke" Perry II (Lori) of Hurricane, W.Va.; his brothers, William Fred Perry (Priscilla) of Spring, Texas, and Samuel Raymond Perry (Helen) of Dunwoody, Ga.; and his sister-in-law, Mary Lou Perry of Ashland. He is also survived by his three grandchildren, Katherine Rose Horger, Allison Paige Perry and Mason Douglas Perry, as well as countless other beloved family and friends. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at the Olive Hill United Methodist Church with Brother John Lambert and Brother Bob Burton officiating. Burial will follow in the Olive Hill Memorial Park. Friends may visit from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home, 145 Gearhart Street, Olive Hill, 41164. A masonic service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home by the Olive Hill Masonic Lodge No. 629. Mr. Perry will lie in state from noon until the service hour on Friday at the church. Kelly Perry, Matthew Grills, Bill Perry, Dan Perry, Patrick Perry, Mike Luttrell and Ron Rubanowice will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Bethany House Christian Service Center or the United Methodist Church, both in Olive Hill.
January 29, 2014 Woman sues over husband’s death Wrongful death suit claims Honeywell’s safety boots failed By Kenneth Hart CNHI News Service Journal-Times Journal-Times Wed Jan 29, 2014 The widow of a man killed in an industrial accident in Carter County in 2012 has filed a wrongful-death suit against Honeywell International Inc. and two of its subsidiaries, claiming the company’s safety boots, which were supposed to protect her husband from electrocution, failed to do so. Theresa A. Griffin’s suit, filed on behalf of the estate of her husband, Drue Robert Gay, was originally filed in October in Carter Circuit Court and later moved to U.S. District Court in Ashland. In addition to Honeywell, the suit names as defendants Norcross Safety Products LLC?and Honeywell Safety Products. According to the suit, filed by attorney Robert W. Miller of Grayson, Gay was killed on Sept. 2, 2012, while working at the Smithfield Packing Co. plant in Grayson. While performing his duties, Gay was wearing a pair of “EH”?certified safety boots manufactured by the defendants and represented to protection against electrical shock and “warranted to include protection against inadvertent electrical contact of at least 14,000 volts.” Gay was killed when he received an accidental electrical shock of 480 volts, the suit states. “The ‘EH’ certified safety boots ... failed to protect the decedent, even though the electrical voltage to which the decedent was exposed was well within the promised, expected and intended range of protection,” Miller wrote. The suit alleges the boots were “defective and unsafe” and that Honeywell and its subsidiaries were negligent in their manufacture and design. Griffin also claims the defendants committed negligence by failing to adequately warn her husband “of certain limitations of the protection” provided by the boots, and of “situations and factors which were known by the defendants to limit or lessen the protection” offered by them. “The decedent’s death and resulting damages would have been avoided and would not have occurred had said safety boots served and functioned as warranted, intended and represented,” the suit states. The suit seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages, court costs and attorney fees and a jury trial. Honeywell and the subsidiaries deny wrongdoing in a response to the complaint.
TOLEDO: Eddie Arnold Boggs, age 68 passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014 in Sylvania, OH. The son of Elmer and Pearl Boggs, he was born August 10, 1945 in Soldier, KY. He graduated from Mansfield Senior High and graduated with a Bachelors degree from Ohio State University. He taught at Pioneer in Shelby, Ohio. Eddie moved to Toledo, Ohio in 1972 and attended the University of Toledo and received two Masters Degrees. He was a social studies teacher and later a guidance counselor. During his 35 years as an educator, he also enjoyed sharing his love of music. After retiring from Sylvania schools in 2007 he became a licensed tour guide leading tours to Washington D.C. often by school groups and other destinations. He also performed nationally with New Christy Minstrels. Eddie is survived by his wife, Chris Boggs; daughters Allison Boggs, Sara (John) Roemer, and Grace Barton; grandchildren Landon, Jackson, Kate, Grant, and Nola; mother, Pearl Boggs; sister, Tina Obney, of Mansfield, OH; brothers, Carl (Mary Lee) Boggs, Memphis TN, Verlin (Susie) Boggs, Kokomo, IN, and Glenn (Peggy) Boggs of Bellville, OH. Eddie was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Boggs and sister, Virginia Ruth Nickles. Visitation was held Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Walker Funeral Home in Sylvania. Funeral services were held Monday, January 13, 2014 at Flanders Road Church of Christ in Toledo. Burial January 14, 2014 at Franklin Church Cemetery, Mansfield, OH. The family suggests tributes to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS.org.) Published in the News Journal on Jan. 26, 2014 Eddie A. Boggs 1945-2014 The Morehead News 01/30/14 Eddie A. Boggs, 68, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in Sylvania, Ohio, following an eight month battle with cancer. The son of Elmer and Pearl, he was born Aug. 10, 1945, in Soldier. He attended elementary school at Soldier. The family moved to Mansfield, Ohio, in 1959. A graduate of Mansfield High School, Eddie went on to earn a BA Degree from Ohio State University and two Master Degrees from The University of Toledo. He retired from Sylvania Schools in 2007 where he was recognized as Educator of the Year in 2005. During his 35 years as an educator, he also enjoyed sharing his love of music. Most nights and weekends and summers, throughout the last 40 years, Eddie performed in public, singing the songs he wrote or the 1,000 he memorized, playing guitar or banjo or mandolin and communicating with audiences. He performed at Put-In-Bay, a summer resort area off Lake Erie, for 20 years. After retiring Eddie did not slow down. He toured regularly as a member of the New Christy Minstrels, the folk-style group formed in the early 1960’s. Also in retirement he was a licensed tour guide, leading tours to Washington, D.C., and other destinations. His smile, sparking blue eyes, servant’s heart and infectious love of life is the Eddie we remember. Eddie was a true Kentuckian, never losing his love and appreciation for his childhood home. He made regular trips back to the area to visit relatives and life-long friends. Eddie is survived by his wife, Chris (McCance) Boggs; daughters, Allison Boggs, Sara (John) Roemer and Grace Barton; grandchildren, Landon, Jackson, Kate, Grant and Nola; mother, Pearl Boggs; sister, Tina Obney; and brothers, Carl Boggs, Verlin Boggs and Glenn Boggs. He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Boggs, and sister, Ruth Nickles. Funeral services were Jan. 13 at Flanders Rd. Church of Christ in Toledo. A private burial took place at Franklin Church Cemetery in Mansfield, Ohio. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS.org).
The Morehead News Journal-Times Thu Jan 16, 2014, James “Shorty” Roy Marshall, 82, of Grayson, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. He was born May 8, 1931, at Hitchins, a son of the late Roy and Ruth Flynn Marshall. James was retired from General Refractories, a U.S. Korean Army Veteran and a member of the Dixie Park Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Clotine Colegrove, and four brothers, Edgel, Bill, Elmer Todd and Claude Lee Marshall. His survivors include his wife of 53 years, Ruby Moore Marshall of Grayson; three sisters, Vernie Gollihue, Emma Porter and Dollie Porter, all of Denton. Shorty and Ruby were honored to be called Mamaw and Papaw by two adoring young boys, Gavin and Kane Wilburn. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Malone Funeral Home by Terry Harris. Burial will be in the North East Kentucky Veterans Cemetery at 11 a.m. Tuesday with military rites by the East Carter JROTC. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday.
The Morehead News Journal-Times Mon Jan 20, 2014 Delmas Tyler Preston, 33, of Westwood, died Friday morning at his residence following a short illness. Tyler was born Oct. 9, 1980, in Ashland. He was a funeral director and Vice President at Preston Family Funeral Home in Ashland. Funeral services will be at noon Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Fairview Baptist Church by Brother Mike Rice and Brother Justin Boyd. Burial will be in Dixon Cemetery in Westwood. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
The Morehead News 01/20/14 — Ruth Strother Littleton, 98, of Grayson, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Carter County Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born March 1, 1915, in Gregoryville. Mrs. Littleton was a graduate of Christian Normal Institute in 1930 and a 1932 graduate of CNI Junior College in Grayson. She was a self-employed merchant, operating Littleton’s Grocery in Gregoryville, and later was employed for a number of years as a bookkeeper, first with Grayson Milling Co. and later Farmers’ Hardware. Affectionately known to her family and friends as “Big Mom,” she was of the Christian faith and a charter member of Gregoryville Christian Church, which she dearly loved. As a church member, she taught Sunday School class and was the church pianist for 45 years. Mrs. Littleton was an 80+ year member of the Gregoryville Homemakers Club and a past board member of the Carter County Senior Citizens Center. She was instrumental in the expansion and relocation of Sparks Funeral Home to its present location. A daughter of the late Dr. J.W. and Agga Holbrook Strother, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Bliss Littleton in 1989; two sons, George Richard Littleton and John Wickliff Littleton; a daughter, Ruth Isabell Williamson; a brother, Wick Strother; and three sisters, Gussie Gaines, Jessica Dysard and Belle Womack. Mrs. Littleton is survived by four daughters, Mary Sue (Curtis) Sparks of New Lebanon, Ohio, and Janet Bliss (Clifford) Buck, Barbara Harris Marshall and Linda Lou (Ron) Arnett, all of Grayson; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 41 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of friends who will mourn her passing. A Celebration of Life will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, at Gregoryville Christian Church with Ron Arnett and Lewis Davis officiating. Friends may call after 10 a.m. until time of the services at the church. Interment will be Sunday at the Littleton Cemetery. Pallbearers will be George Sparks, Greg Sparks, John Buck, Jim Buck, Joe Buck, Jeff Buck, Tally Harris, Kevin Harris, Robert Williamson and Chris Arnett. Arrangements are under the direction of Sparks Funeral Home of Grayson. Memorial contributions may be made to Gregoryville Christian Church, P.O. Box 382, Grayson, KY 41143.
The Morehead News 01/20/14 — Jerry Jackson, 58, of Grayson, passed away Jan. 17, 2014, at King’s Daughters Medical Center. He was born March 8, 1955, in Grayson, the son of the late Glen Jackson. Mr. Jackson was a meat cutter for Ralph’s Foodfair in Grayson for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Sue (Irick) Jackson; his mother, Gladys McCormick Jackson of Grayson; and two brothers, Bernard Jackson of Grayson and Glen Jackson Jr. of Hitchins. Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Sparks Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, until time of service at Sparks Funeral Home.
The Morehead News Journal-Times Mon Jan 20, 2014 Dottie L. Bond Kiser, 68, of Mount Sterling, Ohio, formerly of Olive Hill, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 15, 2014, at the Madison House Care Center in London, Ohio. She was born Aug. 10, 1945, in Olive Hill, a daughter of the late Clyde and Ithel Cline Bond. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Kiser, and brother, Richard Allen Bond. Dottie is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Darrin Kiser of Willamsport, Ohio, Scott and Shari Kiser of London, Ohio, and Tim and Kelly Kiser of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; one daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Mike Brown of London, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Michael Kiser, Aryn, Kayla and Nate Kiser, Avery Kiser, Ryann and Ledger Brown; one great-grandson, Kason; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Betty Bond of Cleveland, Ohio, and Ronnie and Linda Bond of Olive Hill; and five sisters and three brothers-in-law, Rosemary Daniels, Connie and C. E. Gee, Diana and James Brown, and Martha and Eddy Day, all of Olive Hill, and Kathy Gray of Morehead. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with the Rev. Larry Brown officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in the Kiser Family Cemetery on Bens Run Road in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164.
01/21/14 — William Curtis "Curt" Blevins Jr., 70, of Ison Creek Road, Sandy Hook, passed away Friday afternoon, Jan. 10, 2014, at UK Medical Center in Lexington. He was born April 28, 1943, in Carter County, a son of the late William Curtis Sr. and Bertha Carroll Blevins. Curt attended New Beginning Worship Center. He was a retired co-owner of Turn Key Tunneling and a retired president for Capitol Tunneling. He enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids, fishing and working in his garden. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Janice Ison Blevins; four brothers, Wayne Blevins, Jesse Blevins, Oral Ray Blevins and John Blevins; and three sisters, Linda Cummings, Ethel Knipp and Cloral Henry. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Alice Snodgrass Blevins of Sandy Hook; one son and daughter-in-law, Shannon and Christy Blevins of Grayson; one daughter and son-in-law, Shelia and John Justice of Grayson; one stepson and daughter-in-law, L.J. and Corena Messer of Columbus, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Melissa Messer of Ashland; three brothers, Larry Thomas Blevins, Clifford Blevins and James Ernest Blevins, all of Grayson; two sisters, Juanita Ferguson of Grayson and Zethel Gentry of Columbus, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Lindsey, Cristan and Isabella Justice, Kanaan and Karson Wells, Brantley Blevins (a grandson on the way), Kris Dong, Kennedy Messer, Evony Messer and Obie Messer. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in the Chapel of Waddell & Whitt Funeral Home with Brother Eugene Haney, Brother Tom Jones and Brother Tom Jones Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Elliott County Memory Gardens in Sandy Hook. Friends may visit after 5 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday until the service hour at the funeral home. Rick Blevins, Cecil Blevins, Gary Ison, L.J. Messer, Steve Dong and Bobby Howard will serve as pallbearers. Shannon Blevins, Tom Blevins and John Justice will serve as honorary pallbearers.
01/21/14 — Robert Allen "Bob" Holben, 67, of Olive Hill, passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 16, 2014, at Oakmont Manor in Flatwoods. He was born March 31, 1946, in Toledo, Ohio, a son of the late Charles Harold and Eileen Ruth Nagel Holben. Bob was a Christian and enjoyed woodworking. He loved making wooden churches and lighthouses to give to new people in the neighborhood and those who were ill. Bob is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Tony Villarreal of Toledo, Ohio; one grandson, Brandon Graney of Toledo, Ohio; one brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Shirley Holben of Jacksboro, Tenn.; one sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Larry Keller of Ottawa Lake, Mich.; and close friends and neighbors, Carl and Gloria James. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.
Thelma J. Shears, 86, of Mansfield, passed away Thursday evening, January 16, 2014 at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. She was born September 6, 1927 in Olive Hill, Kentucky to the late Gertrude (Caudill) and James I. Lykins. Thelma was a member of Community Bible Church where she was active with the Lord's Supper and visiting Richland County nursing homes.She married Earcel Paul Shears, Sr. on July 8, 1944 and they shared 62 wonderful years of marriage before his passing on March 17, 2006. Thelma was devoted to her husband and children and loved cooking, flower gardening and spending time in the company of family and friends. She is survived by six children, Joyce Knipp, Earcel Paul (Kathy) Shears, Jr., Steve (Ann) Shears, Dan (Carol) Shears, all of Mansfield, David (Paula) Shears of Ruskin, FL and Pam (Mike) Davis of Bloomville; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; a brother, Dorsey (Ruth) Lykins of Shelby; two sisters, Garnet Mabry of KY and Margie Winkleman of Mansfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earcel Paul Shears, Sr.; a granddaughter, Jennifer Frontz; three brothers; two sisters; and a son-in-law, Bob Knipp. The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, January 19, 2014 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road. The funeral service conducted by Rev. Jeff Garrison will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com
Journal-Times 01/06/14 Beulah Kiser Tilsley, 94, of Flatwoods, formerly of Grayson, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at the Oakmont Manor Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 24, 1919, in Carter City, a daughter of the late Wallie Jacob and Matilda McGinnis Kiser. She was a housewife and mother, a longtime member of the Barrett’s Creek Baptist Church and a current member of the First Baptist Church of Greenup. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Howard Tilsley; a son, Autrey; her stepmother, Pearlie Parker Kiser; five brothers, Marvin, Russell, Everett(Pete), Raymond and Cecil Kiser; three sisters, Thelma(May) Fulk, Elise Ruth Kiser and Joyce Katherine Kiser; a grandson, Steve Johnson; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is survived by a daughter, Joy Jonson of Jackson, Tenn.; five sons, Bill Tilsley of Lexington, Jim(Joyce) Tilsley of Greenup, Fred(Margaret) Tilsley of Berea, Raymond Douglas (Margaret) of Grayson and Howard Bruce (Francis) Tilsley of Olive Hill; two brothers, Ottis Kiser of Carter City and Frank Kiser of Mansfield, Ohio; two sisters, Gracie Potter of Grayson and Dottie Collins of McDowell; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at the Barrett’s Creek Baptist Church near Grayson by Tom Melvin, minister. Burial will follow in the Tilsley Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters and granddaughters-in-law.
01/09/14 — On Jan. 2, Roger Thomas Rankin, 87, succumbed to a nine-month battle with cancer at his home at Windsor Gardens of Georgetown. Roger was born Jan. 19, 1926, at Jerseyville on the Fayette/ Bourbon County line, the third of Guy Arlington Rankin and Alta May McKinney’s seven children. He enjoyed as first friends the Rankin-McKinney clan’s 35 first cousins who lived near his childhood home on Georgetown Road in Fayette County. He graduated from Lafayette High School in 1944 and was drafted into WWII in 1945 to serve as a radio operator in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska after earlier rejection from enlistment as a pilot, due to poor vision. He enrolled in the Cincinnati Bible Seminary “for a year or two”, planning to later transfer to U.K., but surrendered to the ministry after his first weekend post in Constance yielded a surprising number of converts. Always shy, for years he threw up on Saturday night because he was so nervous about preaching on Sunday. He earned a BA degree from Cincinnati Bible Seminary, an MA in religion from Earlham College and enjoyed fruitful ministries in Montpelier, Ind., Columbia, Kingsport, Tenn., Rockville, Ind., Portland, Ind. He founded Anderson Christian Church in Lawrenceburg, Eminence, Ind., and Carter County. He was an excellent gardener, an avid reader and a ruthless card player, who would outbid any opponent at rook, including the youngest, most vulnerable grandchild. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the American Legion and the Berea Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Martha June Giles of Turkeyfoot, and his brothers Guy Jr., David and Ward. He is survived by his sisters, Mary Ann Wogmon of Portland, Ore., and Cora Sue Stark and Nancy Lou Rankin of Georgetown; his four children, Steve (Mary) of Farmington, N.M., with grandchildren, Peter, Mike, Sarah, Josh and Hannah, and great-grandchildren, Maya, Phineas, Zella, Holden, Idan, Kaya and Ollie, Debbie of Brentwood, Tenn., with grandchildren, Thomas and Brian, Jan Kennedy (Tim) of Grayson with grandson, Ryan, and Jill Henley (Phil) of Crawfordsville, Ind., with grandchildren, Karen, Kim and Jacob, and great-grandsons, Dylan and Rafe. Visitation was Jan. 7 at the Tucker Yocum Wilson Funeral Home in Georgetown. Memorial services were at Berea Christian Church in Lexington at 11 a.m. Jan. 8. Burial followed at the Georgetown Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandchildren, and honorary pallbearers will be Marty Giles, Neal Riggs, Henry Sowers, Charles Wogmon, Bill Gore and Kail Ruffner. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Linlee School Garden Fund, c/o Whitaker Bank, P.O. Box 520, “Att: Washington Square”, Georgetown, KY 40324
The Morehead News 01/09/14 — Ronald Lewis Morgan, 64, of Carter City, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at his residence after a sudden illness. He was born Oct. 1, 1949, in Portsmouth, Ohio, a son of the late Lewis and Thelma Bush Morgan. He was employed by the Carter County School System for 41 years, of which 36 years were at Carter Elementary as teacher, basketball coach and principal. He truly loved working with children. Ron greatly enjoyed deer hunting, UK basketball, spending time with family and friends and church activities. Ron was a member of the Iron Hill Church of Christ and the adult lesson teacher. He is survived by his wife whom he married Sept. 5, 1969, Joann Ramey Morgan; two sons, James (Angela) Ronald Morgan and Paul (Marcie) Vernon Morgan, both of Grayson; two grandchildren, Mallory Morgan and Trevor Lewis Morgan; two step-grandchildren, Darren and Brandon Walker; three brothers, Dale Morgan, Gale (Joletta) Morgan and Doug Morgan, all of Olive Hill; and one sister, Margaret (Troy) Roark of Olive Hill. Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, Jan. 11, at Malone Funeral Home by Bobby Bond and Doug Menix. Burial will be in the Horsley Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Malone Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be Jimmy Ramey, Johnny Ramey, Vernon Ramey, Doug Menix, Kelley Carter and Allen Roe. Family suggests contributions to Carter City School Archery Club, Attn: Jo Ashworth, 13321 State Highway 2, Grayson, KY 41143.
The Morehead News Journal-Times Mon Jan 13, 2014 Bobby Dean Hall, 78, of Grayson, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. He was born March 23, 1935, in Hemphill. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Delmar Rogers officiating. Entombment will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Monday until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond Rd., Lexington, KY 40502.
The Morehead News Journal-Times Mon Jan 13, 2014 Chalmer Sterle Clark, 56, of Olive Hill, passed away Tuesday evening, Jan. 7, 2014, at his residence. He was born May 7, 1957, in Columbus, Ohio, a son of the late Harold Otis and Catherine Moore Clark. Chalmer was a former employee of Eddie’s Glass Company in Ohio and enjoyed fishing, hunting and tinkering on cars with his dad. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Rozenamae Mooney Clark, and one brother, John Clark. Chalmer is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jesse and Valerie Clark of Delaware, Ohio, and John and Autumn Clark of Marian, Ohio; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly and Jeff Matthews of Grayson and Linda Clark and Chris Richardson of Soldier; 10 grandchildren and one on the way; four great-grandchildren; brother and a sister-in-law, Thomas and Betty Clark of Columbus, Ohio; and one sister, Marla Clark-DeHays of Columbus, Ohio. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill with Brother Edward Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Clark Family Cemetery in Soldier.
The Morehead News Journal-Times Mon Jan 13, 2014 Edith Branham Greenhill, 95, of Olive Hill, went home to be with the Lord Friday morning, Jan. 10, 2014, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. She was born Sept. 3, 1918, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Robert and Minnie Barker Branham. Edith was a Christian and attended the Mountain Top Chapel. She was a homemaker and loved people, visiting, working crossword puzzles and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Greenhill; two sons, Tommy Greenhill and Robert "Bob" Greenhill; three brothers, Morton Ray Branham, Henry Thomas Branham and John C. Branham; and six sisters, Edna Branham, Bess Gilliam, Minnie Mae Sparks, Irene Boggs, Grace Kiser and Nettie Maddix. Edith is survived by four grandsons, Roger Greenhill and his wife Verlina, Thomas Ray Greenhill Jr. and his wife Mary, Billy Lee Greenhill and Oscar Allen Greenhill; one granddaughter, Connie Jo Smith; seven great-grandchildren, Judy Mae Mays, Robert Dale Greenhill, Andrew William Greenhill, Stacy Jo Griffith, Billy Ray Valandingham, Kegen Greenhill and Jesse Greenhill; and four great-great-grandchildren, Leah Mays, Jacob Mays, Cara Mays and Noah Mays. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Earsel Barker and Brother Bobby Day officiating. Burial will follow in the McFerrin Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, and until the service hour Tuesday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164.
Ruby Sherman Click 1921-2014 The Morehead News Journal-Times Tue Jan 14, 2014, Ruby Sherman Click, 92, of Olive Hill, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 11, 2014, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. She was born March 25, 1921, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Marion and Maude Blackburn Sherman. Ruby was a member of the Olive Hill United Methodist Church and worked as a receptionist for Dr. Paul Lewis for many years. She devoted her life to taking care of her family and in her spare time she enjoyed reading, watching UK Basketball and spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Curtis Estill Click; one infant daughter, Rita Kay Click; one granddaughter, Larissa Short; two brothers, Clyde Sherman and William "Bill Buck" Sherman; and three sisters, Sybil Olin, Iuca Hamilton and Hope Whitten. Ruby is survived by one daughter, Francine Crank of Olive Hill; one grandson, Lance Crank of Olive Hill; and two great-granddaughters, Raven Willow Short and Summer Skye Short. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill with Brother Tom Mattingly and Brother Marcus McCleese officiating. Burial will follow in the Tick Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, and until the service hour Tuesday at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home, 145 Gearhart Street, Olive Hill, KY 41164.
January 14, 2014 Sheila Romans Rice 1960-2014 The Morehead News Journal-Times Sheila Romans Rice, 53, of Rush, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. She was born June 2, 1960, in Philadelphia, Penn., a daughter of the late Franklin Doyl and Rebecca Jane Withrow Romans. Sheila was a customer service manager with Walmart for 10 years. She was a graduate of Boyd County High School. Sheila was a member of the Rush Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed crafts, reading, geology, ceramics, antiquing and 70’s music. Her survivors include her husband of 40 years, August Rice Jr. of Rush; one son, Jason Rice of Rush; one daughter, Amanda (James) Hime of Wichita, Kans.; one sister, Angela (Tim) Baldwin of Rush; two brothers, Ernest (Cindy) Romans of Louisville and Charles D. (Kim) Romans of Load; and two grandchildren, Cody Thomas of Soldier and Willow Rice of Ashland. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Jerry Foster officiating. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday with a service by the Order of the Eastern Star at 7 p.m.


Eddie A. Boggs, age 68, passed away Thursday Jan. 9, 2014 in Sylvania, OH. The son of Elmer and Pearl, he was born Aug. 10, 1945 in Soldier, KY. He was a graduate of The Ohio State University and came to Toledo in 1972 to pursue a Master degree from the University of Toledo. During his 35 years as an educator, he also enjoyed sharing his love of music. After retiring from Sylvania Schools in 2007 Eddie did not slow down. He became a licensed tour guide and performed nationally with the New Christy Minstrels. His smile, sparkling blue eyes, servants heart and infectious love of life is the Eddie we remember. Eddie is survived by his wife, Chris (McCance) Boggs; daughters, Allison Boggs, Sara (John) Roemer, Grace Barton; grandchildren, Landon, Jackson, Kate, Grant and Nola; mother, Pearl Boggs; sister Ernestine Obney; brother, Carl Boggs, Verlin Boggs and Glenn Boggs. He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Boggs and sister, Ruth Nickles. Friends may visit the family on Sunday from 2-8 PM at Walker Funeral Home 5155 Sylvania Ave (west of Corey Rd). Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday at Flanders Road Church of Christ 5130 Flanders Rd. Toledo, OH 43623. A private burial will take place at Franklin Church Cemetery Mansfield, OH. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS.org.) Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com Born in Soldier, KY on Aug. 10, 1945. Departed on Jan. 9, 2014 and resided in Sylvania, OH. Visitation: Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, Service: Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 Submitted by: Marcella Merz - marcella.merz at ssa.gov
DELAWARE: Nelson Jones, 84, of Delaware, died Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware. Born March 13, 1929 in Jacobs, Kentucky, he was the son of Eddie and Clara (Evans) Jones. He had been a resident of Galion for many years and had also resided in Florida. He was the founder of United Church Directories of Galion and a member of Gospel Baptist Church of Galion. He enjoyed horses, horse racing and photography.He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Deana (Griffey) Jones, whom he married November 21, 1989; a son, Ed (Beverly) Jones of Texas; two daughters, Debra Jones and Christie Jones, both of Mansfield; a step son, Shaun McCarty of Bucyrus; eight grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; a sister, Agnes Nauman; a brother, Clell (Louise) Jones; a sister-in-law, Gay Jones; and numerous nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Jones; two sisters, Lydia Egans and Lucille Porter; and an infant brother and infant sister. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road, Ontario. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at the funeral home conducted by Pastor Monty Trammel. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com

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