Letcher County
Obituaries
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Tack The following obituaries were submitted by Connie Spurlock.


Tab ABLES, Robert Randy, 53, of Spring Valley, passed away Monday, February 4, 2008 at Hospitality Home in Xenia following a lengthy illness. He was born February 6, 1954 in Seco, Kentucky, the son of Jimmy and Gaynelle (Potter) Ables. His mother preceded him in death in 1995.
Tab Randy was a beloved son, brother, and uncle. He is survived by his father Jimmy Ables of Spring Valley; 2 sisters and a brother: Beverly (Dennis) Eichenauer, of Celina; Jim Chris Ables and fiancé Lanae Yankasky of Blanchester; and Trish Simonton of Mason, OH; 6 nieces: Laurie Hendricks and Becky Weitzel, both of Celina; Tiffini Johnston of Troy, Alysa Ables of Xenia; Kali Ables of Bowling Green, OH; and Janie Simonton of Mason; 4 great-nieces and 3 great-nephews; numerous aunts and uncles, and special friend: Gloria Street.
Tab Randy worked at Greene Inc. in Xenia for 8 years. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and enjoyed camping with his family.
Tab Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 6th at McColaugh Funeral Home, Inc. 826 N. Detroit St., Xenia. Internment to follow in Valley View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday at the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the United Way.

{Published in the the Fairborn Daily Herald and The Xenia (OH) Daily Gazette on 2/5/2008}


Tab ADAMS, Willis, husband of Girthon Combs Adams, died Sat, June 2, 2007 at St. Joseph Hospital. He was a retired Assembly line employee with IBM, born in Letcher County, KY, son of the late John and Rose Frazier Adams. Surviving besides his wife are three daughters, Mary Lovin, Lexington, Arminda Turner [Ernie], Versailles, Karen Burdine [Kevin], Lexington, three sons, Larry Adams, Robert Ritchie and John Ritchie all of Lexington, one brother, Emil Adams, Alexandria, KY, one sister, Sharon Shawe, Covington, KY, thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. His son, Sammie Ritchie also preceded him in death. Funeral services will be 1:30pm Tue, June 5, 2007 at the W. R. Milward Mortuary-Southland conducted by Rev. James Allen with burial in Evergreen Memory Gardens, Bourbon County. Casket bearers will be Joey Hensley, Kevin Burdine II, Kolby Burdine, David Lovin, Wes Turner and Christopher Fightmaster. Friends may call 5-8pm Mon at the funeral home.

{Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 6/3/2007}


Tab ALDRIDGE, Allie "Eileen" (Hampton), age 78, of Franklin, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born January 12, 1933, in Jeremiah, Kentucky, the daughter of John Hampton and Fannie (Adams) Hampton. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth E. Aldridge; one daughter, Carol (Steve) Cockerham of Middletown; one son, Dan (Denise) Aldridge of Franklin; four grandchildren, Shannon (Heath) Minton of Carlisle, Michael (Libby) Aldridge of Franklin, Reverend Casey (Ashley) Cockerham of Beavercreek, Ohio, Josh (Stacy) Cockerham of Franklin; great grandchildren, Miranda, Meghan, Mikayla, Elyce, Sophia, Thomas, Emily, Ben, Leah, (and Ella); one brother, Troy Hampton of Franklin; and three sisters, Alta Combs of Clarksville, Ila Mae Cloud of Middletown and Ruth Smith of Jeremiah, Kentucky. The family wishes to thank Hospice for all their care. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Artie Davis, Flarie Caudill; three brothers Hendricks Hampton, Arnold Hampton, Earl Hampton; and one brother-in-law, James Aldridge. Kenneth and Allie enjoyed fishing and quilting together and enjoyed their pets, Sami, Misti, and Jesse. They were active members of Grace Baptist Church, serving together as primary department superintendent leading many children to a personal relationship with the Lord. They interpreted for the deaf for many years at the church. Allie enjoyed spending time with her family. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Saturday at the Grace Baptist Church with Dr. Roger Green officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until service time Saturday at the church. Burial will be at the Grace Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Members Helping Members, c/o Grace Baptist Church.

{Published in The Middletown Journal on July 28, 2011}


Tab ALLEN, Alex, 82, of Ashland, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, in Community Hospice Care Center.
Tab He was born Aug. 20, 1926, in Letcher County, Ky., the son of the late Dewey and Gertrude Gullett Allen.
Tab He was a retired salesman for Betsy Ross Bakery, a World War II Army veteran and of the Pentecostal faith.
Tab In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers, Raleigh Allen, Cartie Allen, Lonnie Allen, Richard Allen, Murph Allen, Bill Allen and Gene Allen.
Tab He is survived by his wife, Nellie Faye Bailey Allen of Ashland; a daughter, Linda Sue Knuckles of Ashland; a son, Billy Ray Allen of Ashland; two grandchildren, Tonya Cron and her husband, Lee, and Andrew Knuckles and his wife, Kim; a great-granddaughter, Whitney Knuckles; two special great-grandchildren, Britney and Hannah Blair; and several nieces and nephews.
Tab Graveside services and burial will be at noon today, April 25, 2009, at Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Tommy Romans and the Rev. Ron Evans officiating.
Tab The family will receive friends from 10 to 11:45 a.m. today at Miller Funeral Home in Ashland.

{Courtesy of the Daily Independent of Ashland, KY}


Tab AMBURGEY, Harmie G., 64, of Springfield, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, June 27, 2010, in his residence following a brief illness. He was born on January 21, 1946, in Isom, Kentucky, the son of Oda and Mary (Ackers) Amburgey. Harmie was a member of Victory Chapel Assembly of God, South Charleston and volunteered as a paramedic with the Hustead Fire and E.M.S. for 12 years. He retired from Yost Superior Company following 43 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Linda G. (Summers) Amburgey; son and daughter-in-law, Marvin and Sharon Amburgey of Springfield; daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Mark Hamilton of Springfield; four grandsons, Brandon Hamilton of Kentucky, Jordan Hamilton of Kentucky, Anthony Hamilton (Whitney Osman) of Springfield, and Jason Breakall of Springfield; a granddaughter, Mandy (Doug) Stratton of Springfield; and two great grandsons, Doug II and Corey Jo Stratton. Also surviving are three sisters, Mary (Joe) Folck of Enon, Medonia (Dean) Hunter of Springfield, and Ollie Mae (H.C.) Sexton of Georgia; three brothers, Don (Wendy) Amburgey of South Vienna, Floyd (Bonnie) Amburgey of Springfield, and Jim Amburgey (Marcia Mauer) of Pitchin; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; mother, Mary Amburgey-Eldridge; and sister-in-law, Elaine Amburgey. He may have left us in the flesh, but he will always be with us in our hearts and memories. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Littleton and Rue Funeral Home. Harmie's funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home with Pastor Jim McCarty officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com .

{Published in the Springfield News-Sun from 6/29/2010 - 6/30/2010}


Tab ARNETT, Sarah Berdella, Age 70, of Middletown, died Monday, May 21, 2007 at her residence. She was born March 12, 1937 in Letcher County, Kentucky, the daughter of Orlie DeBoard and Melissa (Slone) DeBoard. Sarah worked as a school teacher in the public school system. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Her survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Lee Ann and Kenneth Brewer of Middletown; grandsons, Bradlee and Wesley Brewer; four brothers, Ralph, Kenneth, Don, and Vernon DeBoard; and three step-brothers, Pete "Bud", Jim, and Joe Jewell. Funeral services will be 8:00 PM Thursday at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home with the Reverend Rodney Williams officiating. Visitation will be 6-8:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 10:00 AM, Friday for committal service at Butler County Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Middletown, 1131 Manchester Avenue, Middletown, Ohio 45042.

{Published in The Middletown Journal on 5/23/2007}


Tab AYERS, Beatrice Edith (Barnett), age 77, a resident of Miamisburg, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2006 at Sycamore Hospital. Beatrice was born June 2, 1929 in McRoberts, KY, to the late Doss & Dora (Manns) Barnett. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Ayres; 3 brothers, Jerry, Melvin & William Barnett. She is survived by 1 son, David (Vickie) Thomas of Miamisburg; 1 daughter, Lynda (Guy) Page of Long Island, NY; 1 sister, Lois Marie Pennington of Cornville, AZ; 5 grandchildren, Kristi Lobaugh, Robbie Thomas, Freddie Thomas, Michelle Page & Kelly Page; 6 great-grandchildren; a very special friend, Margie Kline of Miamisburg; numerous nieces & nephews. Friends may call from 6-8 PM Monday, August 21, 2006 at the GEBHART-SCHMIDT-PARRAMORE FUNERAL HOME, 508 E. Linden Ave., Miamisburg. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at Highland Memorial Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made in Beatrice's memory to the American Heart & Lung Association, 11113 Kenwood Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 8/19/2006}


Tab BACK, Dennis, age 82 of Middletown, Ohio passed away Saturday, December 19, 2009. He was born in Jeremiah, Kentucky (Doty Creek) the son of Henry and Angeline Back. He retired from Sears where he was a service technician for over 42 years. He was a HAM Radio Operator, a skilled woodworker, a gardener and an avid outdoorsman. He is survived by his wife Linda; three sons: Dennis Roger Back (Gloria), Russell Back (Terri), and Lee Back (Brandie); four stepsons: Doyle Hampton (Karen), Robert Hampton (Ailene), Steve Wilson (Lisa), and Scott Wilson (Dee); two brothers: Elmer Back (Lois) and Ken Back; and 17 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and many other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Everett Back (infant) and Carson Back (Parlee); wife Lilly Back, and stepson Donald Hampton (Paula). Private arrangements will be planned at the convenience of family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cedars of Lebanon Old Regular Baptist Church, 1015 Forrer St., Middletown, OH 45042. Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

{Published in The Middletown Journal on 12/20/2009}


Tab BACK, James Douglas, age 76 of Franklin, Ohio passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at Grandview Hospital. He was born June 3, 1934, in Letcher County, KY. He belonged to the Little Family Old Regular Baptist Church. He retired from Sorg Paper Company after 44 years of service. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Janice; and his brothers and sisters. James is survived by his children, Dave Back (Darlene), Tim Back (Jackie), Pam Scherkenbach (Rob), and Jerry Back (Mavis) and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family, and friends. Funeral service will be Friday, February 18, 2011, at 1:00 pm at Anderson Funeral Home (Franklin). Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 am until time of service. Burial will be in Woodhill Cemetery. www.anderson-funeral.com

{Published in the Springfield News Sun on February 17, 2011}


Tab BAILEY, Opal I. (Venters), 93, of Springfield, formerly of Xenia, passed away Tuesday morning at Springfield Villa.
Tab She was born Dec. 31, 1916, in Seco, Kentucky, the daughter of Martin and Florence Stanley Venters. She was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church.
Tab She is survived by two sisters, Freda L. Young, Springfield, and Annabelle Pelphrey, Xenia, nieces and nephews, Jerry (Nittaya) Pelphrey, Thailand, Philip (Shirley) Young, Mechanicsburg, Linda L. Young, Dayton, Bill (Teresa) Bailey, Goshen, IN, Patty Pelphrey, CA, and great nieces and great nephews, Michelin and Mike, Russell (Jessica) Hershberger, Douglas A. Young, Molly (Kevin) Patton, Annalisa Keene, great-great nieces and nephews, Zachary and Kimberly, Breanna and Aaron, Max and Jack, Caetlyn, Bret, and Taylor and cousins, Evelyn Venters, Johnnie, Roy and Dianne, and many loving friends at the United Methodist Church, including Raymond and Ruth Anderson.
Tab She was preceded in death by her loving parents and dear uncle and aunt, who raised her, Cicero and Hattie Petry, husband, Rev. Joseph F. Bailey, December 6, 1977, and niece Freda Ann VanDine. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, at the Neeld Funeral Home, 1276 N. Detroit St., Xenia, with Rev. Rex Robinson officiating.
Tab Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. Friday, until service time.
Tab Burial will be in Valley View Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Southwest Regional Office, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio. 45206. Condolences to the family may be made to www.NeeldFuneralHome.com .

{Courtesy of the Fairborn Daily Herald of Fairborn, Ohio, on 3/23/2010}


Tab BANKS, Eileen Bentley, 84, widow of the late Burnis Banks, died Sunday, July 19, 2009, at the Hospice Care Center. Mrs. Banks was born in Whitesburg, KY, to the late James and Regina Brown Bentley. She was a 1950 graduate of Berea College and retired as a teacher with the Fayette County school system, spending most of her teaching career at Clays Mill Elementary School. She was a member of the DAR, Order of Eastern Star, and the Fayette County Teachers Association. She was also a volunteer at the John Hunt Morgan House. Survivors include two daughters: Cheryl (Dale) Legg, Skillman, NJ, and Carole Banks Keller, Louisville, KY, four grandchildren, Jo Dale Legg, Austin Nathaniel Matlee, Erin Lynn Legg, and John Christopher Keller, and a sister, Eunice Taylor. Funeral services will be at 10am Friday at Immanuel Baptist Church by Pastor Craig Loscalzo. Burial will be in Sand Lick Cemetery in Whitesburg, KY, at 3pm Friday. Visitation will be 5-8 pm Thursday, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr, Lexington, KY 40504.

{Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on 7/21/2009}


Tab BANKS, Paul E. "Gene", age 72, of Middletown, Ohio passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 3:14 a.m. at his residence. He was born May 11, 1934 in Whitesburg, Kentucky and lived in Middletown since 1954. He was a crane leader in east processing at Armco Steel retiring in 1993 after 38 years of service. He was preceded in death by parents, Viron and Anna Mae (Walley) Banks; 1 brother, James Banks. He is survived by wife of 51 years, Gracie; 2 sons, James C. Banks, wife Karen – Hunter, Ohio, Joseph E. Banks, wife Betty – West Chester, Ohio; 1 grandson, Jordan P. Banks. Visitation will be Thursday, March 29, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be Friday, March 30, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Art Wilson officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio. Arrangements by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown.

{Published in The Middletown Journal on 3/29/2007}


Tab BENTLEY, Edgar, passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at Hospice Care Center. He was 85. Born on October 14, 1922, at Democrat, KY, in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Henry and Cordelia Martin Bentley. Edgar served in World War II from 1941-1945. He was a coal miner for 15 years and later worked 25 years at the University of Kentucky as a maintenance foreman. He is survived by his wife Lois and two children, Gordon Bentley of Lexington, and Teresa Bentley of Salvisa, KY. He is also survived by one brother, Henry of Lake Park, GA, and one sister, Bonnie Craft of Whitesburg, KY. Funeral services will be 10am Friday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main St. by Brother Alan Dodson. Burial will be in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-8pm Thursday. Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

{Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 5/7/2008}


Tab BENTLEY, J. C., 70, of Trenton, died Wednesday, December 17, 2008, at Atrium Medical Center. He was born in Litt Carr, Kentucky on May 26, 1938, to parents William H. and Oda B. (Breeding) Bentley. JC was the owner of Bentley's Auto Service for 31 years, retiring in 2006. He served his country in the United States Army and was a member of DAV #131. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose #501, Kentucky Colonels, and Jefferson Lodge #90 F.& A.M. Mr. Bentley is survived by his son, Dr. A.J. (Teri) Bentley; daughter, Mary (Dean) Rozelle; brothers, Thomas (Kathleen) Bentley and Eugene (Deborah) Bentley; sisters, Glenna Bentley, Janice Slone and Jeanette (Bill) Young; grandchildren, Grayson James Rozelle and Callie Lauren Rozelle; and his former wife and best friend, Thelma Bentley. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 20, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home, 3805 Roosevelt Blvd., Middletown with Reverend Kevin Collins officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Masonic Service conducted by Jefferson Lodge #90 at 7:30 pm. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park with military honors presented by Middletown Combined Honor Guard. Please sign the guest book online at www.WilsonSchrammSpaulding.com .

{Published in The Middletown Journal on 12/19/2008}


Tab BLAIR, Fess Owen, age 51, of Estill County, KY passed away Sunday, August 2, 2009, at the Compassionate Care Center after a short illness. He was born February 6, 1958 in Letcher County, KY and was the son of Mary Watts Blair and the late Fess Osborne Blair. He was a retired police officer with the Miami Township Police Department in Ohio. He was of the Episcopalian faith and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Tipp City, Ohio. He was a United States Air Force veteran. He is survived by: His mother: Mary Watts Blair, Estill Co., KY; 1 Daughter: Laura Lokai and husband, Michael, Medway, OH; 2 Sons: Luke Blair and wife, April, Estill Co., KY, Randy dePausata, Estill Co., KY; 2 Sisters: Sandra Blair, Columbus, OH, Lynn Braden and husband, Pat Dayton, OH; 2 Brothers: Roy Blair and wife, Linda Huber Heights, OH, Ronald Blair and wife, Dawn, Port Saint Lucie, FL; 1 Grandchild: Lydia dePausata. Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 8/4/2009}


Tab BOGGS, Geneva Shepherd, 87, passed away Monday, May 4, 2009, at her home. She was born on February 27, 1922 in Whitesburg, KY, the daughter of Dewey and Dora Frazier Shepherd. She was a retired employee of ICI America and Baptist and a 50 year member of the Eastern Star Chapter 327 in Jeffersonville, IN. She is survived by her son, Ben Boggs of Charlestown, IN; daughter, Shirleen Boggs of Charlestown; brother, Eugene Shepherd of Partridge, KY; sisters, Juanita Bledsoe of Jeffersonville, IN, Ann Kersey of Louisville, KY, and Gertrude Shepherd of Charlestown; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, and after 9 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Charlestown Cemetery. Eastern Star services will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday at Grayson Funeral Home.

{Published in the Courier-Journal on 5/5/2009}


Tab BOGGS, Mable Dixon, 90, wife of Earl Boggs of Cannonball Drive, died unexpectedly Friday, May 15, 2009. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Logan, WV. She was a native of Letcher County, daughter of the late Pearl B. and Cora Fields Dixon. Mabel, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister and cousin, loved reading, making dolls, cooking, singing and playing guitar, country music, flower gardening, watching birds, working crosswords, and most of all, being with her family. She taught school, and after retiring, continued her love for teaching through her children and grandchildren. Survivors include two children and their spouses, Earl Eugene and Barbara F. Boggs and Michael W. and Susan B. Boggs, all of Nicholasville, a daughter in law, Carol Boggs, seven grandchildren, Leah Ann Turner, James C. McCall, Bridgit N. Boggs, Kathryn A. Boggs, Rachel Laurie, Suzanne Feinstein and Gary Patrick Boggs Jr, Leah Ann Turner and James C. McCall, two sisters, Grethel M. Nichols and Opal Williams, a daughter in law, Carol Boggs, numerous other relatives. She was preceded in death by two children, Gary P. Boggs and Anita J. Click. Services will be 10:30a.m. Monday at Jessamine Christian Church. Burial will follow in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-7p.m. today at Betts & West Funeral Home. Family members will serve as bearers. Donations are suggested to the National Kidney Foundation or American Heart Association. Online guestbook at http://www.BettsandWestfuneralhome.com .

{Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 5/17/2009}


Tab BOLING, Norman L. "Ike", Chief Master Sergeant (USAF-retired), age 89. Born July 2, 1918, in Burdine, Kentucky. Died Sunday, January 13, 2008, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. "Ike" was a WWII veteran, serving as a B-25 turret gunner with the 8th Air Force in the European Theater. He served more than 33 years with the Ohio Air National Guard's 121st Tactical Fighter Wing (Rickenbacker), retiring as a federal technician in 1977 and from military service in 1978. He was activated with the 121st TFW during the Berlin Crisis (1961-62), serving in Etain, France, and again for the USS Pueblo Crisis (1968-69), serving in Kunsan, South Korea. Ike was an avid golfer and accomplished athlete well known in Columbus as an outstanding fast-pitch softball player in the 1950's and '60s along with his brother Ivor. He was a long-standing member of the 121st Olde Timers Club and a Life Member of the Central Ohio Home Plate Club. Ike was a resident of The Worthington senior living center in Gahanna, where he leaves many dear friends. He is preceded in death by his parents William H. and Mary E. Boling, brother Ivor, sister Hobarta, son Norman Jr. and first wife Rita (Berger). He is survived by his wife, Ethel; former wife, Chong Cha Han; sons, James (Linda), David (Teresa), Norman H.; daughters, Patricia (David) Hanby, Mary (Gene) Klark, Roseanne Elflein, Janice (Gary) Shook; 20 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2008, at Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, January 17, 2008, 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 4383 E. Broad St., Columbus. Fr. Ted Thomas, Celebrant. Interment with full military honors at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery immediately following. In lieu of flowers, the family requests prayers and offerings of support for our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Contributions may be made payable to: USO, Dept. WS; P.O. Box 96860, Washington, DC 20090-6860. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share memories or express condolences. Sign the online guestbook at www.dispatch.com/obituaries .

{Published in The Columbus Dispatch from 1/15/2008 - 1/16/2008}


Tab BOWEN, Geneva (Bates), age 83, passed away April 2, 2010, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center. Born February 16, 1927, in Whitesburg, KY. Preceded in death by father John W. Bates and mother Clersey (Phipps) Bates, sister Nadine Swears, son John W. Farris. Survived by husband of 56 years, Garnet L. Bowen; children, Rhea (Tom) Whitten, Eli (Chris) Bowen, Jane (Mark) Vernon, Garnet (Sheila) Bowen Jr., Clarence Stanley Bowen, and Jennifer Bowen; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild; many nieces, nephews; friends and family. Friends may call at Jerry Spears Funeral Home, 2693 W Broad St., Monday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where Service will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday. Rev. Tim Stout, of Heritage Freewill Baptist, officiating. Interment Radcliff Cemetery, Radcliff, Ohio. Online condolences may be sent at www.jerryspearsfh.com .

{Published in The Columbus Dispatch on April 4, 2010}


Tab BRANCH, Lay "Ruth" (Dotson), age 61, of Miamisburg, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Sycamore Hospital, Miamisburg. She was born March 26, 1953 in Letcher, KY to the late Jesse James and Mary (Sizemore) Dotson. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her son, David James Branch; brothers, Kenny Dotson, Roger Dotson, Fayette Dotson and Wayne Dotson; sisters, Loretta Williams, Mary Teagarten and Lizzie Wilkins and brothers-in-law, Alex Mullins and Samuel Williams. She is survived by her husband, Bill Mahan Jr. of Miamisburg; her loving daughters, Charlene (Heidi DuMonte) Lynch of West Carrollton and Mandy (Jason) Rieger of Germantown; the father of her children, David Branch of West Carrollton; grandchildren, Samantha, Tyler, Karlissa, Landon, Chloe, Kynnedy and Kadence; siblings, Henda Williams, Judy Mullins, Brenda (Miguel) Reyes, Ronald (Norma) Dotson and David (Donna) Williams; sister-in-law, Nadine Williams; her faithful companion, Bella; the extended Branch family; father-in-law, Bill Mahan Sr. and numerous other family and friends. Ruth enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved to pamper herself with trips to the salon and shopping ventures as well as the occasional "Riverboat" visit. She will be remembered as a wonderful mother, caring friend and a kind, selfless person with a heart of gold. Family will receive friends on Monday, April 21, 2014 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home, Miamisburg and Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Miamisburg Assembly of God from 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon. Funeral services will immediately follw at 12:00 Noon Tuesday, April 22, 2014 also at the church and officiated by Pastor John Swint. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, Miamisburg. Personal condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Ruth's online memorial at www.gebhartschmidtparramore.com or by "liking" Gebhart Schmidt Parramore Funeral Home on Facebook.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on April 20, 2014}


Tab BRANCH, Robert Larry Perk, age 61, of Franklin, OH, died Monday April 5, 2010, at his residence. Perk was born in Letcher County, KY, on April 4, 1949, to Edward Scott and Lena (Sizemore) Branch. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Rhonda Short, a brother Charles Edward Branch, 2 sisters Esther Tutt and Diane Branch, and a nephew David Branch Jr. Robert is survived by his wife Jennifer (Turner) Branch; daughters Angie Daniels, Amy Spivey, Gena Gibbs, and Sheila Borders; a son Eric Goley; brothers Daniel, David, and Jeff Branch; a sister Madona Collier; 5 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services are Friday April 9, 2010, at 1pm at Anderson Funeral Home 1357 E. 2nd St Franklin, OH, with Rev. Tim Baker officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11am until the time of the service. Please visit www.anderson-fh.com to send an on line condolence.

{Published in The Middletown Journal on 4/7/2010}


Tab BRANSON, Viola (Holbrook), age 82, of Franklin passed away on Friday, July 14, 2006 at Southview Hospital. She was born on October 12, 1923 in Mayking, Kentucky the daughter of Jesse and Sadie Holbrook. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Crawford Branson; 2 brothers, Woodrow Holbrook and Floyd (Pug) Holbrook; 4 sisters, Alpha Adams, Belvy Gilliam, Ella Slone, and Oda Spond. She is survived by two sons, Crawford Jr. (Marilyn) and Dewey (Lisa); and one daughter, Betty (Elmer) Evans all of Franklin; seven grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; one sister, Inis Holbrook of Franklin; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at the Anderson Funeral Home, 1357 E. 2nd Street, Franklin, with the Reverend Mike Hubbard officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 pm on Monday. Burial will be at Springboro Cemetery. Please visit www.andersonfuneralhomes.com to share a memory in the family guest book.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 7/15/2006}


Tab BREEDING, Melvina (Caudill), 85, of Louisville passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at her home. She is the former Melvina Caudill, a native of Isom, KY. She was a retired private duty nurse for the former UpJohn Nursing Home. She was a member of Chenoweth Park Baptist Church and a member of American Business Woman Association and a KY Colonel. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jackie E. Breeding Sr.; and son, James C. Armstrong. She is survived by her sons, Jackie Breeding Jr., and Jerry W. Armstrong (Norma); daughters, Beverly Ann Fetterly (Harold), Debbie Yvonne Gnagie (Robert), Valerie Johnson (Garry); daughter-in-law, Catherine Armstrong; brother, Gobel Caudill (Carol); sisters, Juanita Bailey (Roy), Jeanette Hall; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 16, 2008, from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Highlands Family Owned Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road. Funeral service will be Friday, 1 p.m. at the funeral home with burial to follow in Resthaven Cemetery.

{Published in The Courier-Journal on 7/16/2008}


Tab BROWN, Herschel J., age 95 of Ross, Ohio, passed away Saturday morning, August 21, 2010, at Mercy Fairfield Hospital. He was born on January 8, 1915, in Whitesburg, Kentucky, the son of John C. and Maggie (Baker) Brown. He attended Whitesburg Local Schools and served in the United States Army during World War II. Herschel served as a custodian for Ross Local Schools for 18 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play sports. He could usually be spotted in the crowd at the Ross High School games cheering for them. Herschel loved his country, his community, and his family. He is survived by four children, Roy Brown (Lynn Baker), Marie (Gary) Flaugher, Clifford Brown, and Perry Brown; fourteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren; and many other loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby (Carberry) Brown; one daughter, Rosalie Stockhoff, and one brother, Kenny Brown. Funeral services will be held at Charles C. Young Funeral Home, 4032 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross, Ohio on Wednesday at 12:00 noon with burial following in Venice Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. If desired memorials may be made to a Ross High School Athletic Scholarship, c/o Ross Local Schools, 3601 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45013.

{Published in the Hamilton Journal-News on 8/22/2010}


Tab BRYANT, Douglas Dean, age 70, of Middletown, OH; died Thursday September 25, 2008, at his residence. Douglas was born in Letcher County, KY, on February 10, 1938, to Earl and Alma (Caudill) Bryant. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1960 and was a veteran of the Viet Nam Conflict serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1960 to 1980. He was an active member of the Old Regular Baptist Church in Jacksonburg, OH. Douglas was preceded in death by his parents, sister Florabelle Hampton, one brother and two sisters. He is survived by his wife 9 years Linda (Dodridge) Bryant; a son Keith Allen Bryant, step son Tommy Riddell; 5 grandchildren; eight sisters Corrine Caudill, Lilly Maddox, Wilma Lee Wells, Earlene Milligan, Patty Miles, Linda Trout, Lavenna Banks, Betty Kelly, a brother Paul Franklin Bryant. Funeral services are Monday October 29, 2008, at 1pm at Anderson Funeral Home 1357 E. 2nd St Franklin, OH, with Elder Roy Caudill officiating. Burial will be in the Dayton National Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be Sunday from 5-8pm at the funeral home. Please visit www.anderson-fh.com to sign the family guest book.

{Published in The Middletown Journal on 9/27/2008}


Tab BULLION, Jewell "Bo" Jr., age 69, of Trotwood, passed away Friday, February 20, 2009. He was born February 11, 1940, in Jenkins, Kentucky to Jewell Sr. and Melda C. (Crabtree) Bullion. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Kelly G. Bullion; and by two grandsons, Quinton and Brendan. Bo is survived by his wife of the past 33 years, LuAnn (Oller) Bullion; four children, Karen (Ron) Crivello, Keith Bullion, Jamie (Jeff) Hansen and Heather Bullion; ten grandchildren; two great grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters, Annette (Fred) Damron, Franklin (Linda) Bullion, Ernest (Lois) Bullion, Ralph Bullion, Patricia Goodman, James (Audrey) Bullion and Michael Bullion; and by his extended family and many good friends. Bo was a veteran of the U. S. Army and was an avid outdoorsman. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 23, at Northridge Freewill Baptist Church, 4800 Payne Ave, Dayton. Pastor Tim Hamilton will officiate. The family will be receiving friends following the memorial service in the church social hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Bo to any non-profit nature/wildlife conservation organization. To send a special message to the family, please visit www.NewcomerDayton.com.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 2/21/2009}


Tab BURNS, Homer, age 81 of Hamilton {Butler County, OH}, passed away, Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at his home. He was born November 4, 1926 in Hamilton, the son of Frank and Laura (Caudill) Burns. On October 3, 1970 Homer married Barbara Forsythe in Mt. Healthy, OH. He was a Veteran of the US Army Air Corps, serving in WWII. Homer worked 45 years as a pipe fitter for Champion International Papers until his retirement on January 19, 1990. He was a member of the Champion Old Timers; United Paperworkers Local #1967; Tennessee Squire; and a Charter Member of the Immanuel Baptist Church. Homer is survived by his wife, Barbara Burns; sons, Gary (Marsha) Burns and Rick (Lisa) Forsythe; daughters, Dena (Robert) Kilgore, Melinda Thompson, and Carolyn Smith; grandchildren, Damon and Rachel Kilgore, Kristin Corbit, Alison and Christopher Thompson, Megan Smith and Annabeth and Rachel Forsythe; and numerous special, loving family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank "Pappy" and Laura Burns; brother, Thomas Burns; sister, Sally Carter; and son, Randy Forsythe. A special thanks to the Hospice Nurses and Caregivers who comforted the Burns family, especially Dr. Slobodan Stanisic and the staff at Mercy Fairfield outpatient oncology. Visitation will be 10 a.m. - until time of service (12 noon), January 5, 2008 at the Avance Funeral Home and Crematory, 4976 Winton Rd., Fairfield with Revs. David Miller and Howard Stanifer officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorials may be made to the Animal Friends of Trenton. Condolences may be sent at www.avancefuneralhome.com .

{Published in the Hamilton Journal-News on 1/3/2008}


Tab CALDWELL, Velma Calfee, age 80, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2008, at Sycamore Hospital. She was born December 9, 1927, in Letcher County, KY, to George Rowland and Ritter (Adams) Calfee. Velma taught 7th grade English for the Madison School District for 30 years before her retirement. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ritter Calfee and brother, Wayne Calfee. Velma is survived by brothers, Wendell Calfee of Thayer, MO, Weldon Calfee of Louisville, KY, W. Ben Calfee of Waynesburg, KY, Mack A. Calfee of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Jack H. Calfee of Cincinnati, OH; sisters, Dana Calfee Lorentz of Muskogee, OK, Broma Calfee Gross of Richmond, IN, Ruby Calfee Shelton of Danville, KY, Vina Calfee Wahle of Stone Mountain, GA, and Lorena Calfee Pohl of Dallas, TX; step-daughter, Joyce Greenfield of Middletown. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at 1:00 PM at Woodside Cemetery Chapel with Entombment to follow at Woodside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers: Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.baker-stevens.com .

{Published in The Middletown Journal on 7/8/2008}


Tab CALLAHAN, William "Bill", age 86, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2010, at Mt. Pleasant Retirement Village. He was born March 12, 1924 in Blackey, KY, to Hendrix and Viola (McIntosh) Callahan. He served our country in the US Army during WWII with an honorable discharge. He was a laborer for General Motors for 33 years, retiring in 1979. Bill was a member of Towne Blvd. Church of God. He was also a member of the VFW and enjoyed watching baseball with his grandchildren. He was an avid sportsman enjoying hunting, swimming and bowling. He is preceded in death by his parents; infant child; brother: D. C. Callahan; sisters: Irene McKenzie, Maxine Hicks, Willa Salisbury. Bill is survived by his wife, Pauline (South) Callahan of 67 years; daughter: Paulette (David) Taylor of Franklin; son: Stephen Callahan of Middletown; grandchildren: Brian (Rochelle) Taylor, Joshua (Becki) Taylor; great-grandchildren: Micah Lynn Taylor and Matt Scott Taylor; sister: Betty (John) Pullen; brother: Sherrill (Frances) Callahan and by several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 2, 2010, from 12:00-2:00 pm at Baker-Stevens-Parramore Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will follow on Thursday at 2:00 pm with Pastor Bob Manley officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.bakerstevensparramore.com .

{Published in the Middletown Journal on November 30, 2010}


Tab CAMPBELL, Dan, Age 79 of Morrow passed peacefully Monday, November 5, 2007, at the Lebanon Country Manor. Born in Whitesburg, KY July 24, 1928, the son of Samuel and Martha (Wooten) Campbell. A loving husband father and grandfather, Dan was a coal miner with the Blue Diamond Co. in KY before moving to the Morrow area some thirty years ago. Preceded in death by his parents; son, Eddie Campbell; brothers, Ance, Henry and Ralph Campbell, Charles and Ernest Ray Hicks and grandson, Jimmy Campbell. He is survived by his loving and caring wife of 61 years, Zola Campbell; sons, Bobby Gibson, Dan Campbell, Jr, Harold Dean Campbell and Loren Douglas Campbell; daughters, Grada Combs, Connie Mounce and Betty Bryant; brothers David, Wayne Scott, Charlie, Taylor, Frank, Sam Jr., and Denny Campbell, Kurt and Claude Hicks; sisters, Thelma, Betty Carol, Mildred, Florence, Shirley, Jane and Stella; 22 grandchildren and 24 great-greatchildren. Visitation and funeral service was held on Thursday November 8, 2007 at the Stine Kilburn Funeral Home, Lebanon with Pastor Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in the Morrow Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.stinekilburnfuneralhome.com .

{Published in The Western Star from 11/8/2007 - 11/15/2007}


Tab CAMPBELL, Margaret Kathleen "Katie" Cornett, 90, widow of Kile Campbell, died at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, Wilmore, on April 14, 2009. She was born in Whitesburg, KY, the daughter of the late Maggie and Stephen J. Cornett. Katie graduated from Whitesburg High School and attended Kentucky Wesleyan College. She was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Coast Guard (SPARS). She worked many years as a bookkeeper for Colley-Elkhorn Coal Company and later for R. R. Crawford Engineering. Katie was a member of the Whitesburg United Methodist Church and later affiliated with Park United Methodist Church. She was active in the Women's Society of Christian Service serving in leadership on the local and district levels. She was a charter member of the Pine Mountain Chapter of the DAR, and while in Whitesburg an active member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by her daughter, Kyleen (Charles) Ward; one grandson, Matt (Patricia) Ward; one granddaughter, E. Katie Ward; and three great-grandchildren, Caroline Grace, Braxton Matthew and Morgan Elise. In addition, Katie is survived by one brother, William Newton Cornett, Santa Ana, CA; and several much loved nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Stephen J. Cornett. Those who came into contact with Katie were blessed by her strength and courage, and her loving and joyous spirit. Her family celebrates her life and is grateful for her love and godly example. They rejoice today knowing that she is in the presence of her Lord. Funeral services will be 11am Friday, April 17, 2009 at Park United Methodist Church, 645 E. High Street, conducted by Rev. Jerry Beck. Visitation will be Thursday, April 16, 2009 from 5-8pm at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main St. and from 10am until the service time at the church. Graveside services will be conducted at the Sandlick Cemetery at 4pm on Friday. Memorials may be made to the Park United Methodist Church, 645 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502.

{Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 4/16/2009}


Tab CANTRELL, Dixie (Phipps), 93, of Middletown, died Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at Liberty of Middletown. She was born in Jenkins, Kentucky on April 3, 1920 to parents Columbus and Polly (Mullins) Phipps. Mrs. Cantrell is survived by her daughters, Doris E. (Ray) Phillips & Carol (Hubert "Bob") Sloan; five grandchildren, Kim (John) Borders, Angela (Joe) Gay, Lainie (Jay) Saurbeck, Kelly (Josh) Carberry & Dayla Sloan; and ten great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Cantrell in 1991; son, Ronnie Gene Cantrell in 2006; parents; several brothers & sisters; and granddaughter, Sarah Borders. The family wishes to thank all of the staff at Liberty Retirement Community and Crossroads Hospice for the good care of our Mom. Also all those who passed by Mom's room and gave a wave or said hi to her. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 10:30 am at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home, 3805 Roosevelt Blvd., Middletown. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 9:30 - 10:30 AM. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park. Please sign the guestbook online at WilsonSchrammSpaulding.com .

{Published in The Middletown Journal on 8/23/2013}


Tab CARTER, Lucille, Age 79 of Hamilton, died Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 9:33 p.m. in Fort Hamilton Hospital. She was born November 11, 1927 in Letcher County, Kentucky, the daughter of Charlie and Lizzie (Davis) Lewis. She married James Howard Carter, Sr., in September, 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland. The gift she provided to all was her sense of humor, a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and a friend in all ways. She is survived by three sons, James Howard Carter, Jr. and wife, Joyce, Robert Allen Carter and Jack Edward Carter and Lisa Carter; one daughter, Rachel Carter and Roger Spurlock, all of Hamilton; one brother, Darrell Lewis and wife, Joan of College Corner, Indiana; one sister, Ardella Redman and husband, John of St. Petersburg, Florida; sister-in-law, Maggie Lewis of Cumberland, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Joseph Kelly Flynn, Michael VanSchaemelhout, Carla Hutchins, MacKenzie Spurlock and Kally Spurlock; ten great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who loved her dearly. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home, 980 N. W. Washington Blvd. Visitation will be Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until time of the service at 1:30 p.m.

{Published in the Hamilton Journal-News on 5/17/2007}


Tab CARY, James G. "Bud", age 83 of Hamilton, passed away at Christ Hospital on Thursday, July 10, 2014. He was born in Millstone, Kentucky on March 4, 1931 to Leslie and Sarah (Sexton) Cary. James served in the Army during the Korean War. On October 6, 1972 in Hamilton he married Bonnie Smith. He was retired from Hamilton Brass and Aluminum. James was a Minister of the Gospel for many years, God used James to touch the lives of many. He enjoyed working out at the Fitton YMCA in Hamilton. James will truly be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Cary; children, James Cary, Sheila Cary, Angela (Darrell) Martin, David (Robin) Cary, Tabitha (Jack) Abney; step children, Linda (Jeff) Luff, and Douglas (Buffie) Rose; 11 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sisters, Mary Louise Bowman, Frances Embry, and Bertha Miracle. He was preceded in death by his sister, Gertrude Fultz; and his parents. Funeral service will be held at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Avenue, on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Butler County Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 14, 2014 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM at the funeral home. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Fitton YMCA for all their help. Condolences can be made at www.browndawsonflick.com .

{Published in the Journal-News on July 13, 2014}


Tab CAUDILL, Annabelle (Flora), 85, of Springfield, died Sunday morning, April 20, 2008, in her residence. She was born in Laura, Ohio, on October 30, 1922, the daughter of David and Anna (Davis) Flora. Annabelle is survived by her two daughters, Sheryl Aldrich with whom she made her home and Carol (Monte) Rodman of Snowflake, Arizona; four grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lonnie Caudill; three sisters, Edna Green, Ida Martin and Ruth Marlene Flora; six brothers, Jake, Charles, Glendon, Paul, Wilbur, and Daniel Flora; and two grandchildren, Ernest Scott Salyers and Shannon Kelly Brubaker. Annabelle's funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday with Danny Miller officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Myers Cemetery. You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com .

{Published in the Springfield News-Sun on 4/22/2008}


Tab CAUDILL, Barbara Sue (Thacker), age 61, of Middletown, OH, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at home. Barbara was born May 30, 1947, in Dayton, OH, to the late Edward and Emma (Cann) Thacker. She was a member of Farmersville First Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jim Thacker; and her sister, Janice Thacker. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Lynn S. Caudill; her daughter and son-in-law, Angela & Jeff Crumbley of Lebanon, OH; her step-son, Anthony Caudill of Florida; her step-daughter, Andrea West of Fairfield, OH; 3 grandchildren, Tiffanie & Dustin Conner, and Nicholas Crumbley; 5 sisters, Betsy, Patricia, Judy, Sandy, and Stella; 8 brothers, Gary, Dennis, Ed, Charles, Delbert, David, Ronnie, and Timmy Thacker. Friends may call Saturday, August 16th, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (2 hours prior to the service) at the Farmersville First Baptist Church, 334 N. Elm St., Farmersville, OH (937-696-2860), where the Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m., with Pastor Tom Vorhis officiating. Burial Hampton Cemetery, Jeremiah, KY. Dalton Funeral Home, Germantown, OH, serving the Family.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 8/15/2008}


Tab CAUDILL, Dalna "Dee" (Back), age 80, of Hamilton, passed away at 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, August, 17, 2011 at Kettering Medical Center. She was born in Jeremiah, Kentucky, the daughter of Henry and Martha (Melton) Back on June 1, 1931. She married Henry B. Caudill in Jeremiah, Kentucky in 1949. He preceded her in death in 1995. Dee was a member of the Timberhill Baptist Church. She is survived by three daughters; Rita Lowe (Bruce) of Liberty Township, Darlene Smith and Sheila Gehring, both of Hamilton: two sons; Tom Caudill (Debbie) of College Corner and Brian Caudill (Barb) of Fairfield Township: two sisters; Alma Statum (Joseph) and Pruda Stanley, all of Oxford; 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday August, 20, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. at The Timberhill Baptist Church, 144 Timberhill Drive, Hamilton, with Pastor Scott Miller officiating. Burial will be in Oxford Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be given to The American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206 in her memory. Online condolences are available at weigelfuneralhome.com .

{Published in Hamilton Journal-News on August 19, 2011}


Tab CAUDILL, Edna (Dixon), 97, of Louisville, formerly of Stanford, KY, died Wednesday, December 31, 2008, at Baptist Hospital in Louisville. Born January 15, 1911, in Letcher County, KY, to the late Dawson and Addie Whitaker Dixon, she was a homemaker and the widow of Castle Caudill. Survivors include three sons, Ray Neal (Zella), of Lexington, KY, Ronnie Gene (Sandy), of Stanford and Robert Darrell Caudill (Karen), of South Pittsburg, TN; one daughter, Harriett Ann Caudill Sizemore, of Louisville; a brother, Bill Dean Dixon (Dorothy), of Perrysburg, OH; sister, Katie Hampton, of Apison, TN; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Service: 10 a.m. Monday at Spurlin Funeral Home, Stanford, with Elder Murl Caudill and Haston Whitaker officiating. Burial: Double Springs Cemetery, Waynesburg, KY. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Sunday.

{Published in The Courier-Journal on 1/4/2009}


Tab CAUDILL, Hendricks D. "H. D." Jr., 84, of Jeffersontown, passed away Friday, September 7, 2007. He was a retired education administrator with the KY Department of Education, a member of KRTA, JCRTA, and Phi Delta Kappa, an Army veteran of World War II, past president of the Midwest Chapter of the 36th Infantry Division, Military Order of the Purple Heart, D.A.V., VFW Post 6376, San Antonio & Dallas Chapters of the 36th Infantry Division, Life Member of the National Division, American Legion Zachary Taylor Post, Life Member of the American Legion Order of the French Croix De Guerre, and VFW National Children's Home. He was an ongoing contributing author to numerous publications and had recently completed his first book, "Greatest Generation Memories." Mr. Caudill was preceded in death by a son, Ken Douglas Caudill; four brothers; and two sisters. Survivors include his wife of almost 62 years (in October), Edna Whitaker Caudill; his sons, Michael (Marcia), of Carcassonne, KY, and Robert (Lisa), of Louisville; his daughter, Lonna Ann Caudill, of Jeffersontown; one brother, Charles Caudill, of Dixon, TN; a sister, Virginia Back of Blackey, KY; and five grandchildren, Marshall Alan, of Taylor Mill, Matthew Brent, of Morehead, Megan Cara, of Jeffersontown, and Madeline Anne and Emma Elizabeth, of Louisville. In addition he leaves a host of friends and relatives who mourn his passing. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Foreman's, 10600 Taylorsville Road, Jeffersontown and 6-10 p.m. Wednesday at the Letcher Funeral Home, Whitesburg, KY, with funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Solomon H. Whitaker Cemetery, Carcassonne, KY. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association.

{Published in The Courier-Journal on 9/9/2007}


Tab CAUDILL, Ida Mae, age 83, of Jefferson Township, formerly of Middletown, OH, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2010. Ida Mae was born in Letcher County, Kentucky on August 23, 1926, to Sam Ray and Ada Caudill. She retired from Mid-Way Roof Truss Company as a foreman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 5 sisters, 4 brothers, and a special friend, Audrey Faye Blair. She is survived by her sister, Georgia (Lawrence) Spicer of Middletown, OH; a special niece, Kathy (Leonard) Fields and numerous other nieces and nephews; a step-brother and 4 step sisters. Friends may call 10a.m.-12 Noon (2 hours prior to the Service) Monday, July 19th, at the Dalton Funeral Home, Corner of State Route 4 and Weaver Rd., Germantown, where the Funeral Service will be held at 12 Noon, with Pastor Earl D. Wilcher, officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, OH.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News from 7/16/2010 - 7/18/2010}


Tab CAUDILL, Lula Belle, age 82, of Middletown, died Sunday, March 9, 2008, at her residence. She was born May 30, 1925, in Whitesburg, Kentucky the daughter of Harlan Engle and Virgie (Combs) Engle. Lula was a longtime employee of Broadway News and McGee's Supermarket in Poastown. She retired from McGee's in 2005 to spend time with her family and favorite pets, Sparkie and Punk. She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Ann (Alejandro) Alaniz of Ft. Myers, Florida; four sons, Courtney L. (Brenda) Caudill and Steve O. (Linda Streibick) Caudill, Larry Caudill and Terry (Jami Clark) Caudill all of Middletown; five grandchildren; one great grandson; and one brother, Ted Engle of Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Caudill in 1972 and her parents. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Astoria Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Butler County Humane Association.

{Published in The Middletown Journal on 3/11/2008}


Tab CAUDILL, Magnus "Bob" G. born April 20, 1920, in Sullivan, West Virginia, died Feb. 23, 2008.
Tab CAUDILL, Margaret E. (Rayborn), born Dec. 12, 1919, in Columbus, Ohio, died Feb. 29 2008.
Tab Magnus is survived by sister Henrietta Smiley in Beverly Beach, Florida and brother, Thomas (Aubrey) Vervane, Salem, Oregon. Preceded in death by sister, Christine Priester, brothers Eugene, Delmas, and Orville, and parents Sarah and J. Frank Caudill. Served in the Army in the Panama Canal. He was an inventor, toy maker, poet, and "doc". Beloved husband of Margaret. Margaret is survived by her 4 special nieces, Linda, Susan, Joan and Nancy. Preceded in death by her "baby" Magnus, husband of 51 years. Also sisters, Helen Fisher, Ester Rayborn, Betty Rayborn, brothers Chauncey, William, Robert, and Albert Jr. 3 half siblings Maxine Berg, Paul and Rodney Manning in California. Mother Clara Wilson and Father Albert Rayborn. Margaret had many talents, photographer, doll maker, seamstress, Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader for about 30 years. Special thanks to Danny Pill, who for many years was like a son and watched out for them as if they were his own parents. Also thanks to Louise who would spend many hours sitting with Margaret and checking on them. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to either Buckeye Trails Girl Scouts, 450 Shoup Mill Rd. Dayton Ohio 45415 or Hospice Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton Ohio 45420. A brief memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 4 at 1:00pm at the Dayton National Cemetery.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 3/4/2008}


Tab CAUDILL, Phyllis A. (Jackson), age 66, of Seven Mile, died on Monday, July 7, 2008, at Regency Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born on June 16, 1942, in Hamilton, the daughter of the late Harold and Stacey (Smith) Jackson. Phyllis received her education in the Hamilton schools. She was a receptionist at Hawthorn Glen Nursing Center, attended Hamilton Church of God and she was a member of the Am Vets Auxiliary. Phyllis is survived by her three children, David Caudill and wife Traci of Fairfield, Denita Caudill Munsey of Hamilton, and Sherry Caudill Smith and husband Charles of Hamilton; eight grandchildren, Johnny Ray Couch and wife Amanda of Seven Mile, Stephanie Ratliff of West Chester, Jason Caudill and wife Michelle of Trenton, Terry Taylor, Stacey Hurst and husband Tim and Ashley Taylor, all of Hamilton, Haley Caudill and Megan Caudill, both of Fairfield; twelve great-grandchildren, Preston Ratliff, Shelby Couch, Austin Hurst, Isaac Caudill, Brianna Hurst, Mikahla Couch, Keirsten Taylor, Gaige Couch, Harley Couch, Alexa Hurst and Alexis Taylor; brother, Bobby Jackson and wife Tammy of Troy, Ohio; niece, Sarah Jackson; and nephew, Christopher Jackson. Phyllis was also preceded in death by a great-grandson, Jaden Taylor. Funeral services will be held at Webb Noonan Funeral Home, Ross Avenue at South "D" Street, Hamilton, at 2pm on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, with Rev. Dennis Fields officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Family and friends will be received prior to the service from 1-2pm at the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at www.webb-noonan.com .

{Published in the Hamilton Journal-News on 7/8/2008}


Tab CAUDILL, Reuben, age 87, son of the late George Matt Caudill and Alice Fields Caudill, passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2010. He was born in Blackey, in Letcher County, Kentucky on December 2, 1922. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Beckham Caudill, John Caudill and James Caudill; his sister Alta Stamper; and his loving wife Gladys Anderson Caudill. He is survived by three sisters, Julia Powers, Rebexie (and Earl) Benton and Irene (and Victor) Bishop; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Brenda Caudill, and Gregory and Carol Caudill; six grandchildren, Benjamin (and Deanna) Caudill, Patrick Caudill, Chris (and Briget) Caudill, David Caudill, Michelle Caudill and John Caudill, and Katie Gebhart who was like another granddaughter; and four great grandchildren, Bryce Caudill, Lauren Caudill, Corbin Caudill and Logan Caudill; and by many other friends and relatives, including Rebecca Gebhart and Peggy Caudill. He proudly served in the United States Army in North Africa and Europe in World War Two, and he was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Dayton. He loved farming and animals, and often kept a small garden after moving to Ohio. Will Rogers once said, "I never met a man I didn't like." Reuben embodied the spirit of that statement, and nobody ever met him who didn't like him, too. He was the nicest man any of us has known and he will be greatly missed. Services will be held at the Newcomer Funeral Home, 3380 Dayton-Xenia Road in Beavercreek at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14. Visitation will be from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home, before the funeral services. Burial will be in the Valley View Memorial Gardens, Xenia, Ohio. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Alzheimer's Association. To send a special message to the family please visit www.NewcomerDayton.com .

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 7/13/2010}


Tab CAUDILL, Elder Roy, age 89, of Middletown, passed away April 30, 2011 in Oakland, KY. He was born December 23, 1921 in Jeremiah, KY to Wesley and Millie (Whitaker) Caudill. Roy served in the US Army during WWII. He worked as a laborer for 30 years at General Motors, retiring in 1982. Roy was the Moderator of Little Family Church of Old Regular Baptist for 57 years. He served as the Moderator of the Northern New Salem Association for 26 years, and was then made the Honorary Moderator. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 59 years, Bessie (Adams) Caudill; sons, Neal E. and Roy Clayton Caudill; daughters-in-law, Joan and Patricia Caudill; 5 brothers; and 6 sisters. Roy is survived by his sons, Larry Caudill, Hendricks (Debbie) Caudill and Wesley (Diana) Caudill; daughters, Cora Anderson and Centa (Doug) Lane; 17 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Nora Fields and Bertha Anderson; and many loving family members, church members and friends. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 3, 2011 from 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Baker-Stevens-Parramore Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 11:00 am at Little Family Church of Old Regular Baptist - Jacksonburg, OH. Interment will be at Springboro Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the church, C/O Earnie Tuttle, 6369 West Alexandria Rd., Middletown, OH 45042.

{Published in the Middletown Journal on May 2, 2011}


Tab CAUDILL, Wilford "Bill", 63, of Louisville, died on Thursday, May 1, 2008. He was a retired army veteran of the Vietnam War, a retired chief investigator with the Public Defenders Office and a member of the VFW Post #1181. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Wanda; daughters, Tonja and Jessica Caudill; son, John "Duke" Mansfield; daughter-in-law, Tracee; grandson, Maddox Caudill; brothers, J.P., Odelee and Ruben Caudill and John Mansfield; and sisters, Martha Eldridge, Joann Martinez and Daisy Schneider and John and James Schneider. Services will be held 2 p.m. on Monday at the Hardy Valley Funeral Home, with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation will be held 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

{Published in The Courier-Journal on 5/3/2008}


Tab CAUDILL, William Ervin, age 63 of Fairborn, OH, was born March 10, 1948 in Ermine, Kentucky to Roman "Pete" Caudill and Ethel (Sturgill) Caudill and died July 03, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his brother, Jimmy Caudill (wife, Sarah) and their daughter, Kimberly Caudill and granddaughter, Emily; sister, Jenny Dillon (husband, Terrence) and their two daughters, Katrina Dillon and Kehlen Bushatz (husband, Zachary). As part of close extended family, he will be missed by his many cousins, aunts, and uncle: notably Effie Milliron Caudill and her sons, Ercell Sturgill and family, Carrie Decker and Billy Jean Self. Bill had a number of close friends, including his former bandmates, that regarded him as a brother, and their sense of loss is sure to be immense. Bill also held a special place in his heart for Miss Susie Weiss and appreciated her companionship and comfort in his final years. Bill grew up in Fairborn, and graduated from Fairborn High School in 1966. Following in a rich family music tradition that included the likes of Doc Boggs and the Singing Cooke Family, he developed a mastery of passion for playing the guitar. Although he started playing the guitar several years after his father and younger brother, his rapid development as a guitar player totally overshadowed all others in the local area and revealed that he truly had a special gift for entertainment as a "Guitar Player". During his teenage years, his band:"B.C. and the Cavemen" was arguably one of the best known in the area. They played hundreds of engagements for musical events sponsored by local radio stations such as WING and WONE , and played for many local high school dances. During the 70's, Bill had several different bands and spent many years touring the southern states before returning to the Dayton area. In his later years, he used his finely tuned ear to enter the sound reinforcement business, and in that capacity could be found behind the mixing consoles when many featured artist made appearances at local venues such as Gilly's, Victoria Theatre, Cityfolk, and the Canal Street Tavern. Bill was willing to share his knowledge and ability by giving guitar lessons at the local Fairborn music store: The Band Box, and by training many in the technical craft and subtle art of sound reinforcement. He inspired many of his former students to pursue a career in the musical arts and his sound protégés can be found in recording studios and touring with various entertainers. After spending much of his life before the public, the family will respect his request for privacy by holding no public services. His interment will be at the family cemetery, near the place of his birth, in Ermine, Ky. Arrangements will he handled by Newcomer Funeral Home and condolences and found memories can be expressed online at www.NewcomerDayton.com .

{Published in Dayton Daily News on July 7, 2011}


Tab CAUDILL, Willie James, 68, of Franklin passed away suddenly at home Tuesday December 20, 2005. Willie was retired from Apex in Dayton and was a Veteran of the Korean War. A native of Whitesburg, Ky he was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Lula M. Caudill and his wife Flossie. His daughters, Peggy Baker of Waynesville, Patty Caudill of National City, Ca, Paula Grierson of Carlisle and 5 grandchildren, survive Willie. He also leaves his brothers Teddy Keith and Charles Lynn Caudill of Whitesburg and Wesley Wayne Caudill of Dayton. Funeral services will be Tuesday 10:00 am at the Anderson Funeral Home 1357 E. 2nd. St. Franklin. Visitation will be 6 - 8 pm Monday. Condolences may be made to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomes.com .

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 12/22/2005}


Tab CHILDERS, Jr., Rev. Bill, 73, of Millersport, OH, formerly of Cumberland passed away Thursday, October 30, 2008. Rev. Childers was a native of Letcher County and had moved to OH several years ago. He was a Pentecostal minister and a member of the Open Door Pentecostal Church in Dayton, OH. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ruth Blake Childers; his parents, Bill and Willa Mae Long Childers; a brother, Fred Childers; a sister, Lorene Webb; a daughter, Catherine Childers; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Rue. Survivors include nine children, Mary Moncrief, Dayton, OH; Bill Childers, Jr., Batavia, OH; Anna OLaughlin, Moraine, OH; Sharon McPherson, Trotwood, OH; Dianne Smith, Dayton, OH; Zebedee Childers, Dayton, OH; Lisa Swankhaus, Kettering, OH; Tena Demaree, Pickerington, OH; and Rufus Childers, Millersport, OH; three brothers, Kenneth Childers, David Childers, and James Stapleton; three sisters, Jessica Black, Carol Garrett, and Doris Burns; special caregivers, Joe, Tony, Jacob, Marcus, Lucas and Rita Wall, who took time to laugh, play, and feed Paps; twenty three grandchildren; twenty four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Bill will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. A special thanks to Lena and Angel, who spent a lot of time caring for Paps. The family would like to thank everyone who has blessed our family; Rufus, Angel, and children for sharing your home and lives with us. Visitation will be held 5-8 pm Monday, November 3, 2008, at Tri City Funeral Home in Benham, KY. Funeral services will be conducted at 11am Tuesday, November 4, 2008, in the Chapel of Tri City Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Back officiating. Interment will follow in Blake Family Cemetery at Big Rock, KY. Children and grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Online condolences may be left at www.harlanobits.net . The family has entrusted Tri City Funeral Home in Benham with the arrangements.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News from 11/2/2008 - 11/3/2008}


Tab CLARK, Rita J., Age 65, of Farmersville, OH, passed away Saturday June 9, 2007. Rita was born in Kona, Kentucky, on March 25, 1942, to the late Elcanie and Inez (Marcum) Sanders. Rita retired from Kathy's Kitchen in 2004 after 24 years of service. She was a member of Germantown Eagles #2292. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Ralph Clark in 2002; a sister, Sarah Lawson; and a brother, Oakley Ray Sanders. She is survived by her daughter, Debby Hacker of West Carrollton, OH; 2 sons, Paul Clark of Germantown, OH and Jeff (Jackie) Clark of Farmersville, OH; 7 grandchildren; her sister, Patsy (Rainer) Bohl of Vandalia, OH; and 2 brothers, James Sanders of Laurel, Maryland and Steve Sanders of Miamisburg, OH. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Dalton Funeral Home, Corner of State Route 4 & Weaver Rd., Germantown. A Graveside Service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Hillgrove Cemetery, Miamisburg, OH. If desired memorial contributions may be made to Farmersville Fire & Rescue Association.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 6/12/2007}


Tab COLLIER, Lonzo Oreil, 62, of Prestonsburg, Ky., died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, in Louisville, Ky. He was born July 7, 1944, in Letcher Co., Ky., a son of the late James Wesley Collier and Edna Louise Collier. He is survived by sons, Michael, James and David Collier; daughter, Sherry Mullins; sisters, Daisy Heiston, Jenny Sexton and Nely Fey Brown; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at D. W. Davis Funeral Home in South Webster with the Rev. John Baker officiating and interment in Collier Family Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at Christ United Methodist Church in South Webster and from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

{Courtesy of the Portsmouth Daily Times of Portsmouth, Ohio}


Tab COLLINS, James Pershing, 90, of Springfield, passed away at 6:15 AM Saturday, July 11, 2009. He was born August 29, 1918 in Hemp Hill, Kentucky, the son of Delzy Lee and Lida Belle (Wright) Collins. Mr. Collins was retired from the William Bayley Company in 1981 following 25 years of service. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, a member of the Disabled American Veterans and A.A.R.P. He enjoyed carpentry work and country music and was a very loving husband, father and grandfather. Survivors include his wife of 67 years; S. Lucille (Gibson) Collins, one son and daughter-in-law; Vernard Lynn and Kathleen Collins of Springfield, one grandson and spouse; Andrew Lynn and Jennifer Rose Collins of Keller, Texas, one brother and sister-in-law; Therman and Betty Collins of Hillsboro, Ohio, two nieces and five nephews. He was preceded in death by a son; James Dennis Collins on February 25, 2000, two brothers; Vernard and Sherman Collins, one sister; Loretta Collins and his parents. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Monday in the Rose Hill Burial Park chapel with Pastor Michael Criner officiating. Visitation will be held form 12:30 PM until the time of the services. Entombment will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Regional Cancer Center. Arrangements are being handled by the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home.

{Published in the Springfield News-Sun from 7/12/2009 - 7/13/2009}


Tab COLLINS, Josephine Faye, 72, of Louisville, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 200 at her residence. She was the former Josephine Sexton and a native of Whitesburg, KY. She was preceded in death by her sister, Violet Benton. Survived by her husband of 53 years, Frank Collins; daughter, Tammie Whitaker; son, Benjamin Collins "Benjie"; grandchildren, Jason Whitaker, Jonathan Biswell and Brenden Collins; great-grandchildren, Mikayla Whitaker; five brothers; two sisters and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Evergreen Funeral Home with burial in Central Cemetery in Central, IN. Visitation will be 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Louisville.

{Published in The Courier-Journal on 5/17/2007}


Tab COLLINSWORTH, Barbara Jean (Mace), age 68, of Reynoldsburg, passed away on July 7, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 14, 1942 to the late Worley and Martha Ellen (Patton) Mace in Neon, Ky. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Chester Collinsworth, sister Tobie Gibson, and brother Johnny Mace. Barbara retired from DCSC after 43 years and was a member of the Walnut Heights Baptist Church. She is survived by her aunt and sister-in-law, Phyllis (Charles R.) Collinsworth; and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, who loved her very much. A visitation will be held at the Pfeifer Funeral Home, Reynoldsburg, on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 1 p.m., followed by her memorial service at 2 p.m. with Pastor Gary Nelson of One Purpose Community Church officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Online condolences available at www.pfeiferfuneral.com .

{Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 12, 2011}


Tab COMBS, Ada Lee (Hays), age 76 of Fairborn, went home to be with the Lord on April 29, 2011, at Hospice of Dayton after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Ada was born March 19, 1935 in Letcher County, Kentucky, to the late Henison and Gertrude (Caudill) Hays. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruby Jewell Hays, Norma Jeanne Hays, Ruth Anne Jodry; a brother, James D. Hays. She is survived by her husband (and childhood sweetheart) of 56 years, Allen "Pete" Combs; a son, Tom and good friend Steve Reffner of Germantown, OH; three brothers, Henison Hays and wife Penny of Amarillo, TX, Watson Hays and wife Darla of Muscatine, IA, Wilson Hays and wife Judy of Excelsior, MO; a sister, Jackie Cumpston and husband Ronald of Beavercreek, OH; brother-in-law, Larry Jodry of Chelmsford, MA; plus many wonderful in-laws, precious cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Ada was an avid reader, amazing cook, and loved being outdoors in her garden. Other than being a homemaker, early in her adult life Ada worked as a Proofreader for McCall's Magazine for several years. She then became secretary/bookkeeper for the family owned construction business for over 25 years. She was a philanthropist by heart, always willing to give or lend a helping hand where needed. She was known for her encouraging, hand written notes of cheer. Ada was a member of Maple Heights Baptist Church and found deep comfort in her faith in God. She was a devoted Sunday school teacher for many years and a living testimony wherever she went. The family expresses a heartfelt thanks to the "angels of mercy" at all the various oncology departments for the great care, support, and love shown to her during her lengthy treatments. Ada loved her family, friends, and the simple things in life and will be missed by all who knew her. The family will receive friends on Monday May 2, 2011 from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday May 3, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. in the Maple Heights Baptist Church, 144 W. Funderburg Rd., Fairborn, Pastor Chris Tannreuther officiating. Interment will follow in the Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Condolences may be made to the family at www.BeltonStroup.com .

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on May 1, 2011}


Tab COMBS, Edgar, 80, of Glasgow died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at his home. Born in Letcher County, KY, the foster son of the late John Smith Hunt and Oma Hunt. Mr. Combs was a retired mechanic of Gillie Hyde Ford of Glasgow, U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the Becker Drive Missionary Baptist Church.
Tab Survivors include his wife Dorothy Wood Combs of Glasgow; 2 daughters Janice Compton (Cecil) of Glasgow and Caroline Miller of Glasgow; 6 grandchildren Tim Miller of Glasgow, Sandra Myatt (Garry) of Glasgow, Regina Clark (Steve) of Glasgow, Jimmy Lemons (Janine) of LA, Mark Compton of Glasgow and Pamela Pedigo (Rufus) of Glasgow; 11 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; 1 sister Evelyn Felts (Charles) of FL.
Tab In addition to his foster parents he is preceded in death by 2 brothers, Oscar Combs and Sam Combs, and 3 great grandchildren.
Tab Funeral services will be 2:00pm Friday, July 20, 2007, at the A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5:00pm Thursday at the Funeral Home. D.A.V. Chapter 20 will provide Military Honors.
Tab Born: 12/08/1926
Tab Died: 07/17/2007
Tab Visitation: After 5:00pm Thursday 7-19-2007 @ A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home
Tab Funeral Service: 2:00pm Friday 7-20-2007 @ A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home
Tab Interment: Glasgow Municipal Cemetery


Tab CONLEY, Opal Skaggs, 86, retired professor from the University of Kentucky, Ashland Community College and widow of J.P. Conley, died Friday, May 2, 2008.
Tab The daughter of Dr. H. R. and Carrie Holbrook Skaggs, Mrs. Conley was born Dec. 29, 1921, in McRoberts, Letcher County. She was raised in Fleming until 1940, when her family moved to Ashland. Mrs. Conley was graduated from Sullins Academy in 1938, and earned an associate degree in science from Sullins College in 1940. She was graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1942, with a BS degree in science and in 1943, she earned a master of science degree in anatomy and physiology. She taught for the University of Kentucky for one year, where upon during the years 1944 through 1946, she completed all academic work for a Ph.D. degree at the University of Chicago. She was an active member of KAPPA Delta Sorority. She was married to J. P. Conley in 1946, and they had two children, Richard R. Conley and Jilson McClanahan. In 1958, Mrs. Conley began teaching at the University of Kentucky, Ashland center. She continued teaching at Ashland Community College until retirement at age 82. During her career, Mrs. Conley received several awards including The Great Teacher Award from the University of Kentucky Alumni Association, an award most meaningful because it came from the recommendation of former students. She received this award twice during her teaching career, in 1976 and again in 1988. Mrs. Conley was given the Ashland Community College Distinguished Service Award and received recognition by the International Conference on Teaching Excellence in 1988. She also served as the first Community College representative on the University of Kentucky Board Trustees in 1981 to 1984.
Tab She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Ruth Withers of Georgetown and Hazel Bailey of Ashland. She is also survived by her son, Richard and her daughter, Jilson and her husband, John McClanahan; and one grandson, Tre McClanahan. In addition, five nieces and nephews survive, John Bailey and Susie Williams of Ashland, Mike Bailey of Lexington, Tom Withers of Georgetown and Dr. Patricia Williams of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Tab Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Marshall Steen Funeral Home on 13th Street in Ashland. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at Marshall Steen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lance Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery.
Tab In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, 1000 St. Christopher Drive, Ashland, Ky. 41101. Online condolences may be made to www.steenfuneralhomes.com .

{Courtesy of the Daily Independent of Ashland, KY}


Tab CONNORS, Ballard F., age 90, of Miami Township, went home to be with His Lord and Savior, on Friday, December 11, 2009. He was born in Jenkins, KY, on July 20, 1919, the son of Thomas B. and Minnie (Griffin) Connors, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his son, Ballard F. Connors, Jr. and a grandson, Shawn Connors. Ballard is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Gladys M. (Ratliff) Connors; daughter, Garnett (Scott) Centers; 3 sons, Denzil (Sandi) Connors, Robert Connors and Greg (Rose) Connors; daughter-in-law, Annie (Jerry) Desilets; 8 grandchildren, Jose Connors, Sharon (Reese) Ark, Samuel (Regina) Connors, Sheila (Robert) Huffman, Chad (Kim) Connors, April (Josh) Branson, Mike Trebnik, and Ellie Centers; 10 great- grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Ballard was a member of the Moraine City First Church of God and had retired from RTA with 32 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, 180th Chemical Warfare Division, serving during WW II. He was also a Kentucky Colonel. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who enjoyed life to the fullest. Ballard had a very positive outlook on life and always had a story, rhyme or joke to tell and was a Kentucky Wildcat Fan, who always sang "GO BIG BLUE". He loved his Lord, church, gospel music and was always looking up verses in the Bible to talk about with his family. He will truly be missed by all, including his devoted dog, Dexter. Dad, may the Lord keep and hold you until we all meet again. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. on Monday, December 14, 2009, at the Moraine City First Church of God, 5867 Springboro Pike, with Pastor Glen Sizemore, officiating. Interment will follow in Miami Cemetery, Corwin, OH. The family will receive friends at the Tobias Funeral Home-Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road at Grange Hall Road from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, December 13, 2009, and from 12 p.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the church.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 12/12/2009.}


Tab COOTS, Vernon, age 81, of Xenia, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2010. He was born January 14, 1929, in Letcher County, KY, the son of the Lawrence and Ida (Holcomb) Coots. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sidney Juanita (Justice) Coots; and siblings: Astor, Rudolph and Herbert Coots; Doris Bujaki; David Coots and Hazel Coots. He is survived by his daughters: Shelia (Richard) Hattan of West Union; Lesia Coots of Xenia; Tammy (Paul) Jimison of Lakeland, FL; grandchildren: Elizabeth Aldridge; Saundra Shipp; Shannon Hattan; Megan, Tyler, Chelsea, and Destiny Jimison; great-grandchildren: Samantha and Justin Aldridge; Sidney, Alayna and Emily Shipp; Xander, Zaine and Zyler Hattan; brothers and sisters: Gertrude Aravi; Gladys Montgomery; Don, Herman and Jerry Coots; Delois Middlebrooks, Mary Coots, and Mabeline Sizemore; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Vernon also had many wonderful caregivers and neighbors who looked after him throughout the years, and his family would like to express their gratitude for their care. Vernon retired from General Motors-Inland Division, shipping department. He also enjoyed fishing. A Gathering of Friends will be held 5-7p.m. Thursday, July 22, 2010, at McColaugh Funeral Home, Inc., 826 N. Detroit St., Xenia. Vernon will be interred with his wife on Saturday in the Anna E. Young Cemetery, Pikeville, KY. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mccolaughfuneralhome.com .

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 7/20/2010.}


Tab CORNETT, Ophia (Turner), age 83 of Hamilton, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Birchwood Care Center. She was born January 8, 1927, in Letcher County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Monroe and Ella Jane (Day) Turner. She worked for over 25 years at Square D., retiring in 1993. Mrs. Cornett loved spending time with her family and also enjoyed fishing and bingo. She is survived by one son Cody Cornett; four grandchildren, Marty (Cindy) Bowlin, Janie Said, Jennifer (John) Strube, and Angie (Dale) Durbin; several great grandchildren, and one sister, Elvie Turner. Mrs. Cornett was also preceded in death by her daughter Wanda Bowlin, and her son David Cornett. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Robin Wagers for everything she has done for Mrs. Cornett's family. Visitation at The Webster Funeral Home, 3080 Homeward Way, at Rt. 4, Fairfield, Friday, March 5, 2010, from 1:00 PM until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 PM, with Elder Martin Jackson, officiating. Burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery (www.websterfuneralhomes.com).

{Published in the Hamilton Journal-News on 3/4/2010.}


Tab CORSON, Juanita Bentley. Funeral services for Juanita Bentley Corson of Centerville Ohio will be held at the Carty Funeral Home in Neon, KY, on Saturday, April 21 at 1 p.m. Viewing will be from 6-9 p.m. on Friday April 20. Juanita is survived by her husband, Frank Corson; sisters, Geneva, Georgetta and Jeanie; 4 children, James Gregory, Stanley Loren, Terry Lee Bentley and Barbara Jean Hampton; she has 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the American Cancer Society.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 4/19/2007.}


Tab COTTONGIM, Nella Mae (Hampton), age 74 of Wooster, OH, formerly of W. Carrollton, passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2008. She was born on October 12, 1933, in Hot Spot, KY, the daughter of the late Henry and Stella (Caudill) Hampton. Nella was a retired waitress from Woodys. Preceded in death by her husband Rev. Virgil Cottongim in 1985 and her brother Hersal. She is survived by 2 sons Leslie Caudill and wife Teresa of IN, Kennith Caudill and wife Lilly of Kettering, her daughter Sharon Chambers and husband Ronald of FL, 2 brothers Brownell and Henry Hampton both of KY, 6 sisters, Delma Long of Wooster, Wanda Ling of Peebles, Wilma Halcomb of Carlisle, Virginia Lane of Lebanon, Kathy Henderson of FL, Margaret Hampton of KY, 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews other family members and friends. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 15, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. from the Swart Funeral Home, W. Carrollton. Burial Dayton National Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice in her memory.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News from 8/13/2008 - 8/14/2008.}


Tab COX, Roscoe, 65, died Monday, January 8, 2007, at his home. He was a native of Letcher Co., KY, a mill worker for Alcoa Aluminum, a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Salem, IN, and served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Billie Sturgill Cox; a son, Jeffery Lewis Cox of Clarksville; four daughters, Sharon Marie Collard of Clarksville, Gina Shields of English, IN, Sheila Cox of Clarksville, and Crystal Lovell of New Albany; six brothers, George Cox of Chattanooga, TN, Ronald Cox of Blackwater, VA, Kenneth Napier of Baxter, KY, Jimmy Napier of Corbin, KY, Jack Napier of Cleveland, OH, and Don Napier of Gray, KY; six sisters, Claudine Johnson of Barbourville, KY, Teresa Vanover and Linda Saylor of Cawood, KY, Debbie Harris and Josephine Middleton of Harlan, KY, and Joyce Scott of Gray, KY; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2007, at Chapman Funeral Home in Clarksville, with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

{Published in the The Courier-Journal on 1/9/2007}


Tab CRAFT, Alma F. (Haddix), age 85, of Middletown, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Kensington Place. She was born April 16, 1929 in Neon, Kentucky, the daughter of Edward Haddix and Mary Alice (Carter) Haddix. She was baptized in the Old Regular Baptist Church in Mayking, Kentucky, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Middletown. Alma worked at WPAFB and the Lebanon Correctional Institution as a secretary. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Prosser Chapter 367 for 50 years. She is survived by her brother, Eddie Haddix, Jr. of Richmond, Kentucky; nephews and caregivers, Jim and Les (Pat) Wagner; niece, Rebecca (Larry) Hasty; and other nieces and nephews in Kentucky. The family wants to thank the staff at Kensington Place for the excellent care, and Bill Martin and his staff from Miami Valley Hospice. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Lanford Cann "Lanny" Craft in 2011; her parents; and sisters, Lila H. Webb and Roberta H. Kincer. Funeral services will be 12:00 PM, Noon Monday at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home with Reverend Ken Fey officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Woodside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 4500 Riverview Avenue, Middletown, OH 45042. A guestbook is available at www.breitenbachfuneralhome.com .

{Published in the Journal-News on May 17, 2014}


Tab CRAFT, Ben E., Jr., 88, of Beavercreek, passed away Saturday, November 21, 2009, at his residence. He is preceded in death by his wife Elender (Kincer) Craft, son William Dale Craft, grandsons Jeremy Dale and Burtis Shay, 9 brothers and sisters. Survived by his sons and daughter-in-law Burtis Craft of Wilmington, OH, Clyde and Karolyn Craft of Miamisburg; daughters and son-in-law Freeda Potter of Beavercreek, Alesia and John Day of Willard, OH; sisters Vauldra Holbrook of Mayking, KY, Nancy (Fugate) Walton of Huber Heights; brothers Clabe Craft of Mayking, KY and Joe Curtis Craft of TN; 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII serving from 1941-1945. He was a retired landscaper, formerly working for Fullmers Landscaping Co. The family will receive friends from 11am-1pm, Friday, where services will be held at 1pm, November 27, 2009 at Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd. at Grange Hall Rd. Rev. Bill Loudermilk officiating. Interment Byron Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton in his memory. Online condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com .

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 11/25/2009}


Tab CRAFT, Florence (Meade), 85, of Springfield was born on April 12, 1923, in Millstone, Ky. She passed away peacefully in her home on August 11, 2008, at 8:10 PM. Florence was the oldest daughter of Ballard and Nannie (Wright) Meade. Florence married Archie Craft, September 29, 1939, for a total of 62 blissful years. When Florence was 16 years old she felt a need for a Savior. In 1940 she joined the Old Regular Baptist Faith and was baptized and became a member of the Elizabeth Old Regular Baptist Church in Millstone, Ky, where she remained a faithful member until her death. Florence was a teacher in the Day Care Nursery at Mercy Medical Center for more than 22 years. Florence and Archie were blessed with one child Aundra Jane "Janie" McGraw, whom they loved and cherished. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Jesse, Newt, Daniel, George Delmer, and Ballard, Jr.; and sister Norma Campbell. Survivors include her daughter Aundra and her husband Bob McGraw; granddaughter Lisa and Parker Bailey; grandsons William and Christina, Joseph and Bridgette and Timothy; great grandchildren Brittney, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Thad, and Casey; great-great granddaughter Audrey Annah; two sisters Avalene Hayes McCrone of Bellville, Ohio, and Eldridge Anne and her husband Dave Muncy of Morehead, Ky; one sister in law Winifred Meade of Neon, Ky; several nieces and nephews. Services will be Friday, August 15, 2008, at 1:00 PM in the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home with Pastor Wade Muncy officiating. Family and friends may call two hours prior to services. Burial to follow in Asbury Cemetery, Catawba. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.richardsraffanddunbar.com .

{Published in the Springfield News-Sun from 8/13/2008 - 8/15/2008}


Tab CRAFT, Lanford C. "Lanny", age 79 of Franklin, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Dayton. He was born August 1, 1931 in Mayking, Kentucky the son of Mose Craft and Polly Kincer Craft. Lanford served in the U.S. Army and retired from Aeronca after 42 years of service. He was Past Worthy Patron of the Prosser Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Eastern Star Masonic Lodge. Mr. Craft was a member of the First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Alma (Haddix) Craft; two sisters, Nellie Wagner of Middletown, Dallas J. Craft of Louisville, Kentucky; one brother, Owen "Ike" (wife, Hazel) Craft of Florida, two special nephews, Jim and Les (Patty) Wagner; one special niece, Rebecca (Larry) Hasty; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by seven brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Thursday at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Ken Fey officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 PM Wednesday with Masonic Services at 7:30 PM at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home and from 12:00 noon-1:00 PM Thursday at the First Baptist Church. Burial will be at the Woodside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 4500 Riverview Avenue, Middletown, OH 45042 or Dayton VA Medical Hospice Care Unit, 4100 W. Third Street, Dayton, OH 45428.

{Published in the Middletown Journal on April 19, 2011}


Tab CRAFT, Norma L. (Brown), 83, of Springfield passed away Friday, August 20, 2010, in her home. She was born February 20, 1927, in Neon, Kentucky, the daughter of Isaac and Frances (Yontz) Brown. Mrs. Craft attended the Church of Christ. She was an avid maker of handmade quilts and crafts and had a booth at the Enon Apple Butter Festival for over thirty years. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law Linda and Jimmy Williams of Springfield; two sons and daughters-in-law Donald and Cora Craft of Fairborn, and Dale and Stephanie Craft of Morehead, Kentucky; eight grandchildren Corbin and Anthony Williams, Donald L., Reuben Ray, David, Rebecca, Robert, and Casey Craft; nine great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Reuben Craft, September 26, 2000; two brothers John and Eugene Brown; two sisters Laurabelle Bentley and Marie Swanger. Visitation will be Monday from 5-8 p.m. in the Richards, Raff and Dunbar Memorial Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in the Memorial Home with Rev. John Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.richardsraffanddunbar.com .

{Published in the Springfield News-Sun from 8/22/2010 - 8/23/2010}


Tab CRASE, Doyle, after a 13 year battle due to a motorcycle accident, Doyle Crase went to be with the Lord on August 13, 2011. He was born October 5, 1938 in Kings Creek, Kentucky the son of Ira and Lovel Crase. Having worked 33 years at International Harvester (Navistar) company in Springfield, Ohio, he retired in June of 1998 due to the motorcycle accident. He leaves behind his wife Nancy of 51 years, son Scott (Anita) of Austin, Texas; daughter Tammy Barnett (Jim) of Sarasota, Florida and son Shawn (Jean) Crase of Fort Worth, Texas, three grandson, Joe, Tim, and Max. He also leaves behind sisters, Ima Ingram, Gladys Fields, Lorene Fields of Kings Creek, Kentucky; Rudell (Don) Scott of Louisville, Kentucky; Francis (Gene) Copley of Pensacola, Florida and a brother Darrell (Dixie) Crase of Memphis, Tennessee, also many cousins, nephews, nieces, aunts and uncle. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Dorsey, Wayne, and Donnie and one sister, Dana. Private services will be held for the family. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution to: Brain Injury Association of Florida, Inc., 1637 Metropolitan Blvd. Suite B, Tallahassee, FL 32308 or www.Byyourside.org .

{Published in the Springfield News-Sun on August 21, 2011}


Tab CREECH, Essie A. “Granny” (Garrett), 101, of Waverly, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at her residence. She was born Sept. 29, 1905, in Letcher County, Ky., a daughter of the late James A. and Lucinda Mullins Garrett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fulton Creech. She is survived by sons, James Ebb, Joseph Meb and Oakley “Buddy” Creech; daughters, Mae Mullins, Gladys Hitchcock and Faye Roberts; 40 grandchildren; many great- and great-great grandchildren. Services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at Stockdale United Methodist Church with Pastor Major Montgomery officiating and interment in Salisbury Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford and from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church.

{Courtesy of the Portsmouth Daily Times of Portsmouth, Ohio}


Tab CUMBO, Grace, 95, of Sedona, Arizona, died Saturday June 14, 2008, at her daughters home in Turtle Creek Twp. She was born May 21, 1913, in Whitesburg, Kentucky to parents John and Mary (Collier) Sturgill. Mrs. Cumbo worked for GE in both the cafeteria and as an inspector and as a nanny in California. Grace spent 46 years living on the west coast in California and Arizona. She is survived by her daughter Shirley (Albert) Stoll, granddaughters; Terri Lynn Capozzo, and Annette Strider; great-grandsons Justin and Jordan Strider and great-great grandson Hayden Strider. She was preceded in death by her husband Carvel Cumbo, her parents, sons Harold Cumbo, and twins Richard and Raymond Cumbo, and two brothers Myrle and Edward Sturgill. Funeral services will be Tuesday June 17, 2008, at 7:00PM at Wilson Schramm Spaulding Funeral Home. Visitation will be prior to services from 6-7 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sedona, AZ. Memorial contributions may be made to First Assembly of God Church P.O. Box 3587, Sedona, AZ 86340. Sign the guest book at www.WilsonSchrammSpaulding.com .

{Published in The Middletown Journal on 6/16/2008}


Tab DAVIDSON, Colbert A., 86, of Summit, Ky., died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, in King’s Daughters Medical Center.
Tab Mr. Davidson was born Aug. 22, 1920, in Jenkins, Ky., a son of the late Garrett and Pearl Baker Davidson. He was a member of Second Freewill Baptist Church in Ashland and a former member of the Rush Masonic Lodge No. 715 F&AM where he had served as past master. He was a retired engineer with the Kentucky Power Company.
Tab In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Ruth Davis Davidson, on Oct. 3, 2006; a daughter, Donna Mae Kiser in 1999; a brother, G.H. Davidson; and a sister, Beulah “Bill” Hamilton.
Tab Mr. Davidson is survived by a daughter, Teresa Clevenger of Graydon Heights in Catlettsburg; a brother, Erwin Davidson of Salem, Va.; two sisters, Mary Mullins of Roanoke, Va., and Pauline Dockery of Wise, Va.; six grandchildren, Tara Clevenger, Bryan Clevenger, Scott Kiser, Trina Kiser Litteral, Kelli Kiser Goldie and Amanda Kiser Bell; and eight great-grandchildren, Troy Goldie, Tiffany Goldie, J. T. Goldie, Trevor Litteral, Trent Litteral, Dylan Clevenger, Breanna Clevenger and Brooklyn Clevenger.
Tab Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland. The Rev. Willard Nolen will officiate. Entombment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum in Ashland.
Tab Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhomes.com .

{Published in the Ashland Independent of Ashland, Kentucky}


Tab DAVIS, Carrie L. (Caudill), age 89, of Dayton, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2010. She was born February 13, 1921 in Eolia, Kentucky. She is survived by her children, Larry (Norma) Davis, Willard Davis, Ada (Bobby) Langford, and Kathy Pruitt; grandchildren, Matthew (Katy), Pamela (Christopher), Chris, Jamie, Jason, Jeremy (Stephanie), Patrick, Josh (Nikki), Ronald, and Jason; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was truly loved and will be missed by all. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Junior Davis; parents, Dave and Ethel Caudill. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 11:00 am at Newcomer Funeral Home Beavercreek Chapel with Pastor Jon Young officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to time of service. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. To send a special online message to the family, please visit www.NewcomerDayton.com .

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 2/23/2010}


Tab DAVIS, Charles Edward, age 79, of Dayton; beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather, departed this life on Wednesday, March 3, 2010. Charles was born on April 10, 1930, in Jenkins, KY. He is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Ida Mae Glispy. Survivors include his devoted wife of 55 years, Willie Sue; (1) daughter, Vicki M. of Farmington Hills, MI; (4) sons, Charles R. of Dayton, OH, Vincent E. (Roxie) of Las Vegas, NV, Karl I. (Lisa) of Columbus, OH and Darrell Osley (Frances) of St. Port Lucie, FL; (1) brother, Douglas Glispy of Silverdale, WA.; (10) grandchildren, LaTisha Taylor, Charles R. Jr., Timothy, Lauren and Ian Davis, Jonathan Witt, Armisha Taylor, Stephanie Dunbar, Marsha and Darrell Osley Jr.; (17) great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many other friends, including devoted friend, David Christian. Charles was a U.S. Marine (Korean Veteran) and a dedicated Trustee and Deacon of Central Missionary Baptist Church. He was a member of Unity Lodge #115 PM, Amer Temple #107 PP, Royal Arch Masons PHP, and Miami Consistory #26 (33o). Funeral services 12:00 P.M. Monday, March 8, 2010 at Central Baptist Church, 5160 Derby Rd., with Rev. Raleigh Trammell, officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Interment will be held at West Memory Gardens. Viewing will be held 5-8 P.M. Sunday, March 7, 2010; family will receive friends 5:30 P.M., with Masonic services at 6:30 P.M. at Thomas Funeral Home, 4520 Salem Ave. Online condolences may also be sent to the family at www.thomasfunerals.com .

{Published in the Dayton Daily News from 3/5/2010 - 3/6/2010}


Tab DAVIS, Thomas Jefferson, Age 78, of Franklin, OH; died Sunday, December 18, 2005 at Carlisle Manor. Tom was born in Letcher County, KY on December 15, 1926. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II and was employed by the City of Franklin as superintendent of the road department. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Woodrow and a sister, Della. Surviving are two sons, Roger and Steve Davis; a sister, Stella Rogers; several grand and great grandchildren; close friends, Gene Gray and Doris Beckett. Funeral services are Thursday, December 22, 2005 at 2pm at Anderson Funeral Home, 40 N. Main St (St Rt 741) Springboro, OH with Rev. Don Clarkson officiating. Burial will be in Springboro Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be Thursday from 12 Noon until time of service. Condolences can be sent to the family via www.andersonfuneralhomes.com .

{Published in The Middletown Journal on 12/20/2005}


Tab DAY, William H. "Willie", age 86 of Hamilton passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Ft. Hamilton Hospital. He was born January 28, 1924, in Lechter County, KY the son of Marcellus and Ida (Napier) Day. He served his country as Ranger in the United States Army and worked for Fisher Body until his retirement. Willie was a member of Eaton Road Church of God. He leaves behind his son John Gregory Day of Hamilton. Willie was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Norma Selkirk and Lavern Hampton; sons, Freddie and Steve; and six siblings. Visitation will be 10 a.m. - until time of service (12 Noon), Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at the Eaton Road Church of God, 2000 Eaton Ave., Hamilton, OH 45013. Memorials may be made to the Church. Condolences may be sent at www.avancefuneralhome.com .

{Published in the Middletown Journal on May 15, 2011}


Tab DEATON, Kathleen (Combs), 79, of Middletown, Ohio, passed away July 28th. She was born in Whitesburg, KY to parents Marion and Euretta (Hammonds) Combs. She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Larry Thorpe. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Kendall Deaton, her children, Patty Schwab (Tommy), Jim Thorpe (LeeAnn) of Amarillo, TX, Glenna Fiessinger, and Rhonda Knotts. Also survived by 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, stepmother, 2 half sisters, and 1 half brother. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Porter and Son Funeral home in Campton, KY on Friday, August 1st. Special thanks to the nurses of Hospice of Middletown.

{Published in Journal-News on July 31, 2014}


Tab DENNIS, James Randolph "Randy", Age 77, of Middletown, passed away March 3, 2006. Born in Letcher County, KY, July 5, 1928. Mr. Dennis relocated to Middletown in 1940 and was employed by Black Clawson as a machinist for 40 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #528 and the Loyal Order of the Moose #501. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Dewey and Myrtle E. (Davis) Dennis; his brother, Eddie L. Dennis; his sister, Lela V. Haven; his nephew, Darrell O. Haven and granddaughter, Ashley Proffitt. He is survived by his wife, Gail M. Dennis; and sisters Opal Jenia and Patrica (Jon) Gullett; daughters Rhonda (Matt) Young, Glenda (Jerry) Manning, Michelle (Carl) Jones, and Becky (Todd) Philup; grandchildren Brooke Walker, Mark Perry, Chris Jones, Robert Perry, Angie Humanaski, and Amy Cambell; eight great-grandchildren, Bayleigh Walker, Ashlee Walker, Tyler Gairland, Michael Perry, Robin Perry, Emilee Jones, Dylan Jones, and Steven Proffitt. A memorial service will be held at the chapel at Woodside Cemetery on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at 2:00PM

{Published in The Middletown Journal on 3/7/2006}


Tab DUNCIL, Floren, age 84, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2009. He was born February 19, 1925, in Letcher County, KY, to Sheridan and Vestie Duncil. He served in the US Army in Europe during WWII and was honorably discharged and became employed at Raymond Bag Company. There he met Grace Birchfield and they were married November 23, 1950. Floren soon went to work for Aeronca and retired from there after 30 years. In addition to his parents, Floren was preceded in death by wife, Grace in 2002, sisters, Mary, Ina, Eva and Arbutus. Floren is survived by children, Anita (Tim) Minor, Doug Duncil, Gail (Tim Wilder) McNutt; grandchildren, Ryan and Katie Duncil and Michael, Kelli and Joshua McNutt and 3 great-grandchildren, Kayden, Riley and Breanah; 2 brothers, Daniel and wife Chelcie and Sheridan "Bub" Jr. and wife Janet and many nieces and nephews. He loved all his friends at VFW and DAV and enjoyed spending time with them. We would like to thank his wonderful neighbors, Kathy, Sarah, Jon, Scott and Brianna for all their help to Floren and for looking out for him. Also, thanks to Dad's good friend Bob Sandlin and to the paramedics and to MPD officers, Leukhardt and Corozza for all of their assistance and kind words. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 10, 2009 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Baker-Stevens Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, September 11, 2009 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home with Jerry Minor officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery with Middletown Combined Honor Guard Services. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.baker-stevens.com .

{Published in The Middletown Journal on 9/9/2009}


Tab DURHAM, Larry C., age 84, of Dayton, OH, passed away peacefully Friday afternoon, April 2, 2010. Born March 29, 1926 in Jenkins, KY, he was a son of the late Henry Clay and Violet (Woodard) Durham. He served for 2 years in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII; and retired as Vehicle Maintenance Superintendent from WPAFB after 30 years of service. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by beloved wife Callie (Muncy) Durham on April 18, 1977; and brother Henry Clay Durham, Jr. Survived by children Connie Wells and husband Vernon of Dayton; James Durham of Dayton; and Lora Sandlin of Brookville, OH; grandchildren Renee Durham, Angel McPherson, Beth Durham, Joe Durham, James K. Durham, Keith Belcher and Rachel Sandlin; 8 great grandchildren; sisters Connie Gibbs of Nashville, TN; Veronica Blanton of Harlan, KY; and Jean Ball of Villa Rica, GA; best friends B.M. Taulbee of New Lebanon and Earl Ledbetter of Dayton; and his four-legged buddy Ivi Rose. Friends may call on the family from 12:00 - 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at the Robert L. Crooks Funeral Center at Preble Memory Gardens, 3377 US Rt. 35, West Alexandria. Funeral services to follow at 2:00 PM. Pastor Chris Tannruether presiding. Interment Preble Memory Gardens Cemetery ( www.preblememorygardens.com ).

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 4/4/2010}


Tab DURHAM, Terry R., of Germantown, OH, was born in Burdine, KY, on December 29, 1947, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2011, and is now resting in God's loving care. He battled cancer and was a courageous warrior to his last breath. He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Margaret "Sunny" Durham; a son Jeff Durham; his parents, Ray and Josie Durham; his sister, Sandra (John) Houterman; and his brother, Donnie (Donna) Durham. He was preceded in death by a sister, Robin (Charlie) Pike. He is also survived by his stepchildren, Audra and Xavier Mireles, Doug Woods and Fred and Jenni Woods; and the delights of his heart, his grandchildren, Allison and Melissa Mireles and Cameron and Madison Woods, his little buddy Jasper and many family and friends. He was retired from Flowserve (formerly Duriron). A visitation will be held 10 a.m. - 12 Noon (2 hours prior to the Service), Friday May 13th, at the Carpenter's House Baptist Church, 93 Worthington Place, Germantown, OH, where the Funeral Service will follow at 12 Noon, with Pastor Earl D. Wilcher, officiating. If desired memorial contributions may be made to CHBC Music/Sound Ministry; Germantown Fire and EMT; or to Hospice of Dayton. A special thank you to Dr. Calvo and Annette, Dr. Keiler, Dr. Poelstra and Marilyn Reed, Dr. Shah, Dr. Eslami and Dr. Iberico and the staff of Sycamore and Kettering Hospitals, all the nurses, Dr. Berks and Staff, Julie Day, the Germantown Rescue Squad and Hospice of Dayton. Dalton Funeral Home, Germantown serving the family.

{Published in Dayton Daily News on May 12, 2011}


Tab ELKINS, Patricia Anne (Huff), 65, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009. She was formerly Patricia Anne Huff of McRoberts, KY, a homemaker and long time member of Faith Chapel General Baptist Church. Her parents, Clyde and Grace Huff preceded her in death. She is survived by her two children, Randall Elkins ( Margaret) and Dr. Robert Herzig and Elka Elkins. The family would like to thank all the staff at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center and the Bone Marrow Unit of U of L for their care and comfort they provided her in the days preceding her death. Dr. Geoffrey Herzig for the caring professionalism throughout her journey with cancer. Words cannot express the gratitude. Lastly, her children were privileged and honored to call her "mother" throughout her wonderful life! A private memorial service will be held. Her family asks that memorial donations be made to the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.

{Published in The Courier-Journal on 3/8/2009}


Tab ELLIOTT, Doris Jean, 77, of Lexington, widow of James Nathan Elliott, Jr., died Sunday, June 17, 2007, at Central Baptist Hospital. Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late O. W. and Lake Shockey. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. She is survived by three daughters, Kimberly M. (Mike) Robinson, Karen Jean Mansfield, and Karla Dean (Gary) Kirk; five grandchildren, Thomas Gordon Kirk, Martin Taylor (Beth) Hoffman, Jessica Louise (Kevin) Doyle, Dallas Lake (Thomas) Huang, and Karley Blair Caudill; one great granddaughter, Abbygaile May Hoffman; two stepsons, Robert and James Elliott; one step daughter, Melanie Elliott; six step grandchildren, Jamie, Lloyd, Kristen, Elliott, Jimmy and Lauren; two brothers, O. W. Shockey, Jr., and William Ray Shockey; three sisters, Betty Mae Lovin, Margaret Ann (John) Sturgill, and Mattie Louise Points; and numerous other family members. Visitation will be after 1 pm Thursday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Thursday by Rev. Donna Barr and Rev. Marcia Hunter. Burial will follow at Lexington Cemetery. Her grandsons will be pallbearers.

{Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 6/20/2007}


Tab ELLIS, Flora (Bowling), age 86 of Dayton, OH, passed away May 12, 2011, at her home with her family beside her. She was born in Blackey Kentucky on January 27, 1925. Proceeded in death by her parents Roy and Martha (Wagers) Bowling, brother James Bowling, sisters Sarah Collier and Princis Honeycutt, 2 Stepsons James and Billy Ellis. Survived by her husband of 51 years Clarence Ellis, sons Larry, Marion (Mary), Fred (Linda), and Jerry Birt. Daughter Teresa Long. Sisters Magdaline, Bernice, May and Fay. Brothers Ray and David Earl, 26 Grandchildren, 59 Great Grandchildren, 20 Great-Great Grandchildren, Special "Buddy" Sadie Smith and many more family and friends. She was Baptized in Jesus' name and received the Holy Ghost in 1945 while attending Dayton Christ Temple Light Street. In 1981 she was led to Christ Temple Apostolic Faith Church where she served as a Missionary for over 20 years, the women's choir and hostess committee. Mother Flora Ellis will be deeply missed by many. A Homegoing service will be held 11:00 AM on Thursday May 19, 2011, at Christ Temple Apostolic Faith Church, 3241 Denlinger Rd. Dayton, OH 45406, with Pastor Elder Ernest Scales officiating. Interment will follow at Glen Haven Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Arrangements entrusted to Rogers' Funeral Home, Trotwood. www.RogersFuneralHomes.com .

{Published in Dayton Daily News from May 14 to May 15, 2011}


Tab ERCKERT, Irene Lucas, age 75, passed away March 11, 2007, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. She was born May 24, 1931, in Crown, Kentucky to the late Finley and Nancy Lucas. She is survived by her husband, Charles Erckert; daughters, Ilene Bennett of Butler, Ga., Adrian A. (Roger) Neece of Johnstown, Oh., Linda McClure of Blacklick, Oh.; son, Marlin Schorr of Columbus. She was a loving grandmother to Matthew King, Tatum (Robert) Foster, Brian (Gina) Bennett, Dean Bennett, John Bennett, and Marie White; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters, Kathleen Tyree, and Geraldine Porritt; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister Emogene Speert, grandsons Ronnie King and George King. Friends may call at the WOODYARD EAST CHAPEL, 2300 E. Livingston Ave., Wednesday from 12 Noon until the time for the service at 2 p.m. Bishop James Kirk officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.

{Published in The Columbus Dispatch from 3/13/2007 - 3/14/2007}


Tab EVANS, Doris Ann, age 79, of Fairfield passed away at University of Cincinnati Hospital on Sunday, July 12, 2009, at 1:55pm. She was born in Blacky, Kentucky, on May 7, 1930, the daughter of James and Ida Cleo (Whitehead) Highfield. Doris was employed as a packer at General Electric for 25 years, retiring in 1992. She attended the Princeton Pike Church of God. On Oct 5, 1960, in Hamilton she married William R. Evans who preceded her in death on April 13, 2009. She is survived by two children, Linda Bailey of Fairfield Township and William R. Evans II of Indiana; three sisters, June Kirby of Lexington, Kentucky, Majil (Junior) Maggard of Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and Barbara (Olan) Smith of Shelby Township, Michigan; one granddaughter, Maranda (Joe) Cooper; and four great-grandchildren, Jayden, Kaylene, Brenna, and Ava Ray Lin on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Michael Bailey; two brothers, Marshall "Buddy" Highfield and Billie Highfield; and one sister, Mildred Fields. Funeral service will be held at the Brown-Dawson Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Avenue, on Friday, July 17, 2009, at 12:30pm with Pastor Rick Witt of Faith Pentecostal Church of Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow at Millville Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm at the funeral home.

{Published in the Hamilton Journal-News on 7/15/2009}


Tab EVERAGE, Doshie (Caudill), 90, died Tuesday, June 29, 2008. She was born February 1, 1918, in Letcher County, KY, and was a member of Antioch Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Rankin Caudill; second husband, Everett Everage; sons, Kelly and Colin Caudill; parents, James and Polly Caudill; seven sisters; two brothers; stepson, Eurie Everage; and stepdaughter, Margie Ritchie. She is survived by her children, Keith Caudill (Martha), Carolyn Hillberry (Bill) and Kathy Cox (Sonny); daughters-in-law, Bonnie and Sue Caudill; stepdaughters, Ann Sturgill, Jane Parks and Linda Montgomery; stepsons, Rob and Ray Everage; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Her funeral is 11 a.m. Thursday at Antioch Old Regular Baptist Church, 10817 Barricks Road, with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation is after 10 a.m. until a 7 p.m. evening service Wednesday at Fern Creek Funeral Home, 5406 Bardstown Road and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the church.

{Published in The Courier-Journal on 7/30/2008}


Tab FERGUSON, Danny, age 80, of Ocala, Florida, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2010. He was born April 21, 1929 in Neon, Kentucky a small town in Letcher County. Danny worked as a journeyman sheet metal worker and also worked at NCR. He joined the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Leyte Aircraft Carrier for 2 years. He was preceded in death by his parents Tennyson and Marie (Fuller) Ferguson, his first wife Margaret "Muggs", and his second wife Janet, grandson Travis Daniel Ferguson, sister Norma "Moe" Dorsey, and his brother David Marion Ferguson. Survivors include his son Mark D. Ferguson of W. Carrollton, his daughter Cynthia "Sis" Grinstead and husband Eric of SC, his sister Emma Jean Barker of KY, brother Don Ferguson and wife Eva of W. Carrollton, grandson Todd Joseph Ferguson and a great granddaughter Taylor Lynn Ferguson. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Swart Funeral Home, W. Carrollton. Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 4/8/2010}


Tab FIELDS, Kenneth Aaron, Sr., 72, formerly of Middletown passed away on Saturday, July 26th, 2008, at the Atrium Medical Center. He was born on January 24, 1936, in Letcher Co., Kentucky. Kenneth worked as a machinist for 46 years at the Sorg Paper Co., retiring in 2000. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Middletown and the Past Master of the Jefferson Lodge # 90 F & AM, he was also a Shriner, he enjoyed bowling, vacationing, spending time with his family and he loved to dance. He was known for his sense of humor. He was preceded in death by his parents; Aaron and Maude (Cornett) Fields, a son; Kenneth Aaron Fields Jr., a brother; David Lee Fields and a brother-in-law; William Ash. He is survived by his wife of 45 years; Shirley Wilson Fields, his daughters; Bridgette Sue (James) Cox of Lebanon, Elizabeth "Becky" Katherine (Mike) Tillery of Fairfield and Karen Hope Fields of Middletown, a son; Brad Fields of California, 7 Grandchildren; Jeremy Fields, Ashley Davidson, Andrew Cox, Meredith Tillery, Aaron Cox, Samuel Cox and Andrea Cox, a great-grandchild; Jennah Davidson, 3 brothers; Donald E. (Geneva Back) Fields, Glenn (Kathy) Fields and Paul "Buster" Fields all of Middletown, a sister; Matilda Ash of Middletown and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements: Visitation will be on Tues., 7/29 from 5-8:00 pm with Masonic Services at 7:30 pm by Jefferson Lodge #90 and again on Wed., 7/30 from Noon-2:00 pm at the Baker-Stevens Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be on Wed., 7/30 at 2:00 pm also at the funeral home with Dr. Marty Egelston officiating. Interment will be in the Woodside Cemetery in Middletown. Memorial Contributions may be made to: Shriner's Hospital 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH, 45229- 3018 or the First United Methodist Church of Middletown @ 120 S. Broad Street Middletown, OH, 45044 or the Westside Church of Christ @ 1000 Franklin Road Lebanon, Ohio 45036. Condolences may be sent to the family via our website @ www.baker-stevens.com .

{Published in The Middletown Journal from 7/28/2008 - 7/31/2008}


Tab FIELDS, Paul H., age 80 of Somerville, Ohio died Saturday, November 3, 2007, at the VA Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He was born in Whitesburg, Ky. on March 30, 1927, to Silas and Ora (Mullins) Fields. He retired after 39 years from CSX Railroad (formerly B&O Railroad). He was a member of the U.S. Army and served in World War II. He attended Gratis Church of the Brethren. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Pearl (Rodgers) Fields; two daughters, Pam (Dave) Michalski of Toledo and Betty (Kevin) Osborn of Camden; two sons, Don (Joyce) Scherrer of Tonaph, Ariz. and William (Jackie) Scherrer of Queen Creek, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; two brothers, Mack Fields of Franklin and Roger Fields of Whitesburg, Ky.; six sisters, Hazel Holbrock of Centerville, Lila Jane Atkins of Mo., Vera Caudill and Eleanor Brock, both of Whitesburg, Ky., Judy Kelley of Knoxville, Tenn. and Stella Ashner of Madisonville, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Monnie Fields, Billy Joe Fields and an infant brother; and a sister, Betty Lou Fields. Services will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2007, at 3:00 p.m. at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Gratis with Pastor Shawn Wilges and Pastor Dave Hill officiating. Burial will be held in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis. Friends may call from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

{Published in The Middletown Journal on 11/5/2007}


Tab FIELDS, Raymond Bryant, age 92, of Miamisburg, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2010. Raymond was born November 18, 1917, in Whitesburg, KY, to the late Enoch and Ozina Fields. Also preceding him in death were 2 sisters and 5 brothers. Raymond served in the U.S. Army Air Corp in WWII and retired from Frigidare Division of General Motors in 1975. He is survived by his wife of over 68 years Margaret I. Fields, daughter Inetha (Neta) Fields of Miamisburg, son Bryant L. and wife Kathy Fields of Washington Twp., daughter Jane L. and husband Rodney Mayo of Franklin, 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday March 17, 2010, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Sanner Funeral Home, 800 So. Alex Rd., West Carrollton. Services will immediately follow the visitation at Evergreen Cemetery, West Carrollton. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton or the American Cancer Society.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 3/16/2010}


Tab FLEENOR, James W., age 60, of Shivley, returned to his Heavenly Father on Sunday, April 29, 2007 at his residence. Mr. Fleenor was born in Jenkins, KY, loved gardening, and was an assistant in outpatient surgery at Norton Healthcare Pavilion. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Pat Giles Fleenor; daughter and sons, Shannon Antonio (David), James Fleenor (Danielle) and Joe Fleenor; step-father, Dee Gibson (Shirley); brothers, David Fleenor (Linda) and Larry Fleenor; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Services for Mr. Fleenor will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Schoppenhorst, Underwood & Brooks, Preston Hwy. at Brooks Rd., where friends may pay their respects from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday. Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery.

{Published in The Courier-Journal on 5/2/2007}


Tab FRASURE, Charles Reed, 67, of Ashland, died Saturday at his residence. He was born Aug. 16, 1940, in Letcher County, the son of Matilda Johnson Frasure of Ashland and the late W.R. Frasure.
Tab He worked in advertising and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Bay of Pigs. He was a juvenile probation officer for Boyd County for two years; a member of the board of directors of the Hack Estep Home for Boys in Rush, where he served seven years; on the board of directors for the Ramey Home in Ashland, with three years of service; on the board of directors for the Ashland Group Home, the state of Kentucky, for five years; chairman of the Ashland Zoning Board for 19 years; a graduate of Dale Carnegie in 1975; named Ashland, Ky.’s outstanding man in 1972; Ashland chairman of the No. 3 abuse program in America in 1973; past local Jaycees president and past state president of the Kentucky Jaycees from 1970 to 1972; and Boyd County chairman of the Republican Party from 1975 to 1977. He attended Morehead State University from 1962 to 1964; was a former owner of two successful small businesses; was a member and director of the Ashland Chamber of Commerce board from 1969 to 1970; and was a member of American Legion Post 76 and the Ashland Eagles.
Tab Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son, Timothy Reed Frasure of South Point; a daughter, Teresa Jean Frasure Patrick and her husband, Joel, of Franklin Furnace; a sister, Emma Sue Frasure McKinney of Ashland; and five grandchildren, Jessica Patrick, Seth Patrick, Shanra Frasure, Tyler Frasure and Ryan Frasure.
Tab The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel by the Rev. Brian Steel. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery, with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 93 of Kenova, W.Va.
Tab Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.steenfuneralhomes.com.

{Published in the Daily Independent of Ashland, KY, on 12/31/2007}


Tab FRASURE, Matilda Johnson, 91, of Ashland, Ky., died Nov. 10, 2010, in King's Daughters Medical Center. She was born Nov. 21, 1918, at Neon, in Letcher County, Ky., a daughter of the late Timothy Paul and Cosby Quillen Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, W.R. Frasure, and a son, Charles Reed Frasure.
Tab She was a former justice of the peace and former case manager for Ashland Group Home, State of Kentucky. She attended Old Orchard Christian Church and Ashland Heights Wesleyan Church and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 76, the Eagles Club and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.
Tab Surviving are daughter, Emma Sue McKinney of Ashland, Ky.; grandchildren Timothy Reed Frasure of South Point, Ohio, and Teresa Jean Frasure Patrick and her husband, Joel, of Franklin Furnace, Ohio; great-grandchildren Jessica Patrick, Seth Patrick, Shanra Frasure, Tyler Frasure and Ryan Frasure; nephews Ben P. Gordon Jr. of Dayton, Ohio, and John Paul Webb of Louisville, Ky.; and nieces Joan Williams of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mary Neal Davis of Ravenna, Ky.
Tab The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland by Pastor William "Bill" Kennedy and Pastor Gordon Tilley. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com .

{Courtesy of the Daily Independent of Ashland,KY}


Tab FRAZIER, Mae, 96, passed away Monday, April 26, 2009, at Mason Headley Road where she has resided since 1998. She was born May 24, 1912, the daughter of the late Henry C. Frazier and Minalee (Combs) Frazier of Letcher County, KY, the oldest of six children. Mae first attended the newly opened Elsiecoal School. After eight grades she entered a new high school at Elsiecoal. At the time her mother was experiencing financial hardships in the raising of her family since the husband had died when Mae was 8 years old. Thus, while attending high school the Principal advised Mae, at age sixteen, to help her mother financially, by becoming a teacher. So Mae went to Morehead Normal School for the next year and a half, obtained a Certificate in teaching, and then began teaching at Elsiecoal Elementary School. She taught there for several years during which she took several extension courses and finished high school. Mae then decided to become a nurse and entered the St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing in Covington, KY, for the next three years. After graduating and becoming a Registered Nurse in 1944, she moved to Lexington and worked as a public health nurse for the next four years. She then enrolled in Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health Nursing in 1949. Thereafter she worked for the Kentucky State Health Department until 1959 when she enrolled at the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she earned a Master of Public Health Degree in 1960. For the next several years, she worked for the Kentucky State Health Department in various capacities. In May 1973 she helped develop the Center for Creative Living and Day Care Center for elderly persons along with the Jr. League of Lexington. This program was published in "Nursing Outlook" in October 1960, and it became a model for other health departments nationwide. In 1966, Miss Frazier joined the faculty at the University of Kentucky and taught Public Health Nursing until 1971. She returned to the State Health Department and retired from there in 1976. That year she was named to "Who's Who of American Women" and is listed in the 1977-78 edition. During her professional career she was a member of the American Public Health Association, the Kentucky Public Health Association, the American Nurses Association, the Kentucky Nurses Association, and various health organizations. After her retirement she continued to be active in the Calvary Baptist Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Republican Party, and the Kentucky Mountain Club. She also authored the Combs and Frazier family genealogies. Miss Frazier was predeceased by her parents and five siblings, Clyde, Wilma Frazier Early, Willard, Wesley, and Henrietta. She is survived by her niece, Phyllis Early (Dr. Lewis) Hicks; and many other nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be 12 noon Wed at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, 3421 Harrodsburg Road by Rev. W. K. Simmons. She will be interred at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum, 4915 Harrodsburg Rd., Nicholasville, KY. Calling hours will be 6-8pm Tuesday at the funeral home and 10am Wednesday at the funeral home until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 150 E. High Street, Lexington, KY 40507.

{Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 4/28/2009}


Tab FRAZIER, Colene (Maggard), age 81, of Trenton, {OH} died Monday, June 20, 2011, at the Hospice of Butler and Warren Counties. She was born November 3, 1929, in Letcher County, Kentucky, the daughter of John Maggard and Ellen (Sexton) Maggard. Colene was a pattern operator for Tex Tile in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Trenton. Colene is survived by her husband of 61 years, Douglas Frazier; two daughters, Vickie L. (Russ) Lockridge of Winnetka, Illinois, Sharon Frazier of Trenton; four grandchildren, Dawn Frazier, Matthew (Meredith) Lockridge, William Lockridge, Hannah Lockridge; two great grandchildren, Taylor Deaton and Henry Lockridge; four sisters, Willa Dean Holcomb, Yvonne Hesley, Shirley Combs, Cleta Gibson; and two brothers, Denver Maggard and Delmas Maggard all of Kentucky. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Meconi, Lois Stephens; one brother, Dempsey Maggard; and two grandchildren, Neil Arrowood and Kathryn Lockridge. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Friday at the First Baptist Church of Trenton with Reverend Greg Cox officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until service time Friday at the church. Burial will be at the Butler County Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Trenton, 305 Cypress Avenue, Trenton, Ohio 45067. Arrangements are by the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via our website at www.breitenbachfuneralhome.com .

{Obituary from www.breitenbachfuneralhome.com, June 2011}


Tab FUGATE, Betty Fern, age 52, of Middletown, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at Hospice of Dayton. She was born December 14, 1955, in MayKing, KY to Charles and Glenna Mae (Polly) Hicks. Betty worked for Madison Food Market as a cashier/ manager for 24 years, retiring in 2006 and attended the Poasttown Church of God. She was a State Certified CNA; member of Moose Chapter 183, where she was a past senior regent and recorder; Middletown Mad Hatters and Praise and Worship Divas of West Chester. She is preceded in death by her father, Charles Hicks; brother, Bennie D. Hicks. Betty is survived by her husband, Oceola "O. C." Fugate of 36 years; children, Oceola "Opie" (Teresa) Fugate; Tisa Fugate; grandson, Wyatt Nicholas Fugate; mother, Glenna Mae Hicks; brother, Charles R. (Cathy) Hicks; sister, Sharlotte Bentley; special friends, Colleen Johnson, Opal Chambers, Denise Bratcher, Barb Chasteen and Donna Sams and numerous nieces, nephews and loving family members and friends. Visitation will be held Sunday, June 1, 2008, from 12:30-3:30 PM at Baker-Stevens Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 3:30 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Randy Wallace officiating. The Family will have an additional Celebration to honor Betty's Life at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, Inc., 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45420. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.baker-stevens.com.

{Published in The Middletown Journal on 5/30/2008}


Tab FUGATE, William H., age 77, of Dayton passed away, Sunday August 23, 2009, at Hospice of Dayton. He was born September 26, 1931, to the late William and Nora Fugate in Whitesburg, KY. He is also preceded in death by his wife Louise (Taulbee) Fugate; 5 brothers, and 2 sisters. William served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was retired from Brainerd Industries. He is survived by his daughters Lola Fugate, Janie (Tim) Smith; and Medria (Thomas) Mossman; grandchildren William, Rebecca, and Benjamin Smith, Bradley Carwile, and Tabitha Williams; great-grandchildren Logan and Norah Wine; numerous nieces, nephews, and many long-time friends. Memorial Services will be held in Whitesburg, KY at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, OH 45420. Arrangements by Newcomer Funeral Home & Crematory, Beavercreek Chapel. To send a special message to the family, please visit www.newcomerdayton.com .

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 8/25/2009}


Tab GARLAND, Geraldine (Tyree), age 79, of Camden, passed away at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 04:47AM. She was born in Whitesburg, KY on April 22, 1934 to Charlie and Mattie (Halcomb) Tyree. Geraldine was employed at Maple Knolls and retired in 1987. She was a member of the Northside Chapel First Church of God for many years. She is survived by her children, Marsha (Rex) Richmond, Charles (Beverly) Hall, Anthony (Maggie) Harris, James (Sandy) Hall, and Deborah (Danny) Larry; 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; and two brothers Tom and Rufus Tyree. She was preceeded in death by her parents, her husband Paul, brothers Charles, Clyde, and Willard Tyree, sisters Gladys Collins, Lela Caudill, Frances Alcorn, and Mattie Kinser; and one grandson Robert Wayne Hall. Funeral service will be held at Brown-Dawson-Flick Funeral Home, 330 Pershing Avenue, Hamilton, on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 12 Noon with David Oakley of Northside Chapel First Church of God officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 10-12 PM at the funeral home. Condolences can be made at www.browndawsonflick.com .

{Published in the Hamilton Journal-News on 10/28/2013}


Tab GARRETT, Carole L. (Childers), age 81, of New Lebanon, OH, passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon, September 7, 2013. Born in Cromona, KY, she was a daughter of the late William M. & Willie Mae (Long) Childers. Carole was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother; was a member of the Union Pentecostal Church; and enjoyed fishing. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband Berbett Garrett on September 30, 1966: son William M. Garrett on September 19, 1958: grandchildren Jolene Hunley and Michael Williams: great grandson Damion Blake: sister and brothers Lorene Webb & husband Basil; Bill Childers & wife Mary; and Fred Childers: son-in-law Paul Hunley: sister-in-law Sharon Childers. Survived by children Patricia Williams & husband Marvin of New Lebanon; Mary Jane Hunley of New Lebanon; Theresa Williams & husband Elmer of Trotwood, OH; and Doris Blake & husband Jack of Harrodsburg, KY: 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren: sisters Jessica Black of Santa Barbara, CA and Doris Burns of Alexandria, VA: brothers Kenneth Childers of Cumberland, KY; David Childers & wife Sue of Benham, KY; and James Stapleton of New York: sister-in-law Lelia Childers of Cumberland, KY. The family wishes to thank Dr. Stephen House, the staff of Grace Hospice and the staff of Caring 4 You for their wonderful care and kindness. Friends may call on the family from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at the Robert L. Crooks Funeral Center at Preble Memory Gardens - 3377 US Rt. 35 - West Alexandria, OH. Funeral services to follow at 12:00 Noon with Pastor Clifford Hurst officiating. If desired, memorialcontributions may be made to the Union Pentecostal Church, Grace Hospice or the Alzheimers Assn. Online condolences at www.rlcfc.com . Burial Preble Memory Gardens Cemetery.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 9/9/2013}


Tab GILBERT, Betty Lee (Sexton), age 81, of Fairborn, passed away Friday, July 14, 2006 in the Dayspring of the Miami Valley. Betty was born Nov. 3, 1924 in Colson, Ky., the daughter of the late Clinton and Hettie Sexton. She was preceded in death by her husband John, brothers Clinton Sexton Jr., Leroy Sexton, Martin Luther Sexton, Woodrow Sexton and James Lloyd Sturgill, sister Ethel Mae Sexton. Survivors include her daughter Sheila (Steven) Sawtelle, of Fairborn, grandsons, Samuel Wayne and Jason Lee sexton, sister Imogene Sexton of Whitesburg, Ky. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, in the Burcham Funeral Home, 119 E. Main St., Fairborn, with Dr. Stuart Snow officiating. Burial will follow in Fairfield Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to time of services in the funeral home.

{Posted in the Fairborn Daily Herald on Monday, July 17, 2006}


Tab GREENE, Glen W. of Oxford, formerly of Deer Park, Ohio, passed away after a long illness on Tuesday, August 11, 2009. He was born on January 6, 1923 to Glen W. and Stella (nee Bentley) Greene of Millstone, (Letcher County) Kentucky. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII in the Pacific. Glen is survived by his daughter Christine and son-in-law Jerry Riesenberg; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sisters, Carol, Paula and Mildred; brothers, Bill and Ray. He was preceded in death by son, George; brothers, James, Ralph, and Wayne; and his parents. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 14, 2009 from 9:30am to 11:00am with services beginning at 11:00am, at the Smith and Ogle Funeral Home (www.smithoglefuneralhome.com), 5086 College Corner Pike, Oxford. Burial will be at 2:30pm with Military Honors at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

{Published in the Oxford Press on 8/14/2009}


Tab HALL, Asa “Acie”, 68, of Grayson, Ky., died Tuesday morning, March 4, 2008, in King’s Daughters Medical Center. Mr. Hall was born April 5, 1939, in Letcher County, Ky., a son of the late Morgan and Grace Belcher Hall. He was also preceded in death by a brother, David Hall.
Tab He taught for more than 30 years, teaching in Indiana then in Columbus, Ohio, before teaching in the Rock Hill School System, where he coached football and basketball, and retired from the Fairview Independent School District in 2001, where he was active in the athletic department.
Tab After retirement, he enjoyed wintering in Florida. He graduated from Morehead State University with a bachelor of arts degree and was a member of the Eagles basketball team and BPO Elks 350 in Ashland. Acie was a devoted father, spending much of his time following the sports career of his son. In 20 years, he rarely missed a game. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandkids.
Tab Surviving are a son, Andrew Clark Hall of Ashland; two brothers, Don Hall of St. Paris, Ohio, and Ellis Hall of Centerville, Ohio; a sister, Dorothy Potter of Camden, S.C.; a grandson, Morgan Hall; two granddaughters, Ashlee Hall and Cardyn Hall; and a host of loving family members and friends.
Tab The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2008, at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland by the Rev. Charles E. Stewart. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today, March 6, 2008, at the funeral home, where there will be an Elks service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 2212 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101. Condolences may be sent to www.steenfuneralhomes.com .

{Courtesy of the Daily Independent of Ashland, KY}


Tab HALL, Delmer G., age 69, of Huber Heights, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2007 at his home. He was born Sept 3, 1937 in Letcher Co., KY, the son of Bascum & Polly Ann (Vance) Hall. He was a roofer in the Miami Valley area for 40 years and was currently retired. He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Harold Hall, Mary Rose Stevens, & Billy Hall; and his grandson, Andrew John Hall. Survivors include his wife Ruth (McLin) Hall; children, Alice Vance of Huber Heights, OH, Roger Gentry of Dayton, OH, Greg Gentry of Huber Heights, OH, Teresa Richardson of Dayton, OH, Tammy Crosley of Bellbrook, OH, & Delmer G. Hall, Jr., of Columbus, OH; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; siblings, James Hall of Letcher Co., KY, Gyrtle Cook of Letcher Co., KY, Charma Sue McLin of Dayton, OH, Betty Boynton of Martinsburg, WV, & Ed Hall of Dayton, OH; brothers-in-law, Thomas McLin of Brookville, OH & Clarence McLin of Dayton, OH. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at Newcomer Funeral Home & Crematory, 4104 Needmore Rd., Dayton, OH. Burial will follow at Arlington Cemetery, Brookville. The family will receive friends on Monday at the funeral home from 5-7 PM. To send a special message to the family, please visit www.NewcomerFamily.com .

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 8/11/2007}


Tab HALL, Sr., Kermit D., 83, of Springfield passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 in Villa of Springfield. He was born June 13, 1931 in Letcher County, KY, the son of Arlie B. and Garnie (Amburgey) Hall. Kermit retired from Navistar-International with thirty years of service and was a member of St. Andrews Lodge #619 F & AM. He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law Kermit D. Hall, Jr. of Springfield, and Douglas and Jill Hall of Fort Collins, CO; three siblings Shirley Noble of Palm City, FL, Luther Burnett Hall of Pikeville, KY, and Shelbia (Maynard) Hall of Dema, KY; three grandchildren Tiffany Augustine, Samantha Hall and Matthew Hall; two great grandchildren Stephen and Finn Augustine; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Clara Hall in 2013. Visitation will be Sunday from 1-2 PM. in the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home. The service to honor Kermit's life will be Sunday at 2:00 PM. in the Memorial Home with Phil Grear officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.richardsraffanddunbar.com .

{Published in Springfield News-Sun from June 20 to June 21, 2014}


Tab HALL, Roy Wilson, 67, of Laurelville, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2009, at the Chillicothe VA Hospital. He was born on April 9, 1942, to the late Betty (Starr) Hall of Belo, W. VA and Wilson Hall of Weeksburg, Ky. Roy grew up in the Goose Creek, Neon area of Letcher, Co. Ky., and The Delbarton area of Mingo Co., W. VA. He served in the Army in Germany during the building of the Berlin Wall. Roy lived the last part of his life in Laurelville, Oh. Roy is survived by his brother, Don Hall of Lancaster, Oh.; nephew, Kevin Hall; niece, Jennifer Webhy. He was preceded in death by his parents. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 10 a.m. at the Sheridan Funeral Home, Lancaster, OH. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memory Garden, Lancaster, Oh. with Military Honors. Family will receive friends on Monday, August 31, 2009, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. To send an online condolence and sign the guestbook, please visit www.webfh.com/sheridanfuneralhome and click obituaries.

{Published in The Columbus Dispatch on August 30, 2009}


Tab HAMPTON, Ernest, 85, of Miamisburg, passed away Thursday morning May 29, 2008, at the Wood Glen Nursing Center, Dayton, Ohio. "Ernie" was born in Jeremiah, Kentucky on February 19, 1924, to Wilburn and Armelda Hampton. He was the next to the youngest of 20 immediate and half brothers and sisters. After graduating from Stewart Robinson High School, he joined the Navy. He was proud to have served in the Pacific Theatre during WWII on the destroyer US McCall (DD400). As times grew tough in eastern Kentucky, Ernest left for Dayton, Ohio and took a job with National Cash Register. He retired from NCR after 32 years. How ironic that Ernest would meet Cleda, the love of his life in Dayton, who had also left Eastern Kentucky to work at NCR. They had 56 wonderful years together. Ernest was a faithful member and Deacon of the First Baptist Church of Miamisburg for 50 years. He could be found every Sunday morning in the lobby as a Greeter. He dearly loved the church and the church family. They loved him too. Ernest loved life, was an avid fisherman, UK Wildcat fanatic, and enjoyed card games, dominoes and checkers. Ernest is survived by his wife Cleda; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Elizabeth Hampton; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Jerry Vaughn; Grandchildren, Sara Jane Vaughn-Moore and Jason Robert Brennan, and his sister Betty Price. Ernest will best be remembered for his endless sense of humor, quick wit and love of his church and family. Funeral services will be held 10 AM Monday, June 2, 2008, at the First Baptist Church Miamisburg, 340 Tenth St. The family will receive friends from 2-5 PM Sunday at the Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home, 508 E. Linden Ave., Miamisburg. Donations may be made in Ernests memory to the First Baptist Church of Miamisburg Building Fund or to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News from 5/30/2008 - 6/1/2008}


Tab HAMPTON, Iona (Back),age 79, of Franklin died Friday, January 14, 2011, at The Atrium Medical Center. She was born December 15, 1931, in Letcher County, Kentucky the daughter of Leslie Back and Jeanette (Caudill) Back. Iona was a member of the Westside Church of Christ in Lebanon, Ohio. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Troy Hampton; three sons, Larry (wife, Pamela) Hampton of Franklin, Kirk Hampton of Franklin, and Kevin (wife, Wendy) Hampton of Danville, Kentucky; six grandchildren, Stacey Williams, Jessica Shockley, Megan Shockley, Natalie Hampton, Braden Hampton, and Ben Hampton; a great granddaughter, Johanna; two sisters, Geraldine Caudill, and Claudette Adams. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Debra Shockley; a son, Thurman Dexter Hampton; and her sister, Maxine Kiser. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Friday at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home with Minister Marty Egelston officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 PM, Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Woodside Cemetery .

{Published in the Middletown Journal on January 18, 2011}


Tab HARRISON, Mollie (McCleese), 94, of Columbus, passed away at the Kobacker House in Columbus, Saturday October 4, 2008. She was born in Neon, Letcher County, KY, on June 9, 1914, to the late Herman and Bess Phipps McCleese, Sr. Mollie was a homemaker, a charter member of the New Boston Nazarene Church, a member of the Central Church of Christ in Portsmouth and the Wheelersburg Order of the Eastern Star. She was also preceded in death on June 19, 1979, by her husband Burle Lee Harrison whom she married in Greenup, KY, on November 16, 1931. She is survived by her son, Carl Edmund Harrison of Columbus; two brothers, John and Gene McCleese both of Lucasville; two granddaughters, Caren Harrison and Cathy Fisher; one great-granddaughter, Amanda North; and one great-great granddaughter, Zoe R. North. Mollie was also preceded in death by two sons Richard B. Harrison and Howard Lee Harrison; one daughter Willadean H. "Deanie" Stone, three brothers Herman, Paul and Rupert McCleese and four sisters Sarah E. Larson, Gladys McCleese, Beulah Phillips and Eula McCleese. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth with Dennis Dawes, minister, officiating. Interment will follow in the Memorial Burial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Church of Christ. Sign the online guestbook at www.dispatch.com/obituaries.

{Published in The Columbus Dispatch on 10/5/2008}


Tab HAYS, James D., age 73, of Fairborn, OH, passed away February 3, 2010. He was born in Letcher County, KY, to the late Henison and Gertrude Hays. He is preceded in death by his parents, twin sister Norma Jeanne Hays, 2 other sisters Ruby Jewell Hays, and Ruth Anne Jodry. He is survived by his wife Marilyn Hays, 3 Children; Debra Rigsby of Searcy, Ark., David Hays of Judsonia, Ark. and Mary Anderson of Fairborn. 5 grandchildren: Christopher, Nicholas, and Carrie Anderson of Fairborn, Alyssa and Dylan Hays of Judsonia, Ark. 2 great grandchildren; Caleb and Ryland Anderson of Fairborn. 2 sisters; Ada Combs of Fairborn and Jacqueline Cumpston of Beavercreek. 3 brothers; Henison of Amarillo, TX, Watson of Muscatine, IA, and Wilson of Excelsior, MO; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. James was retired from the USAF. Viewing 5-6 Monday February 8, 2010, with service to follow at Burcham Funeral Home in Fairborn.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 2/6/2010}


Tab HELTON-SUTTON, Belvia "Estell" (Mullins), age 80, of Miamisburg, OH, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2008. Estell was born in Jenkins, KY, on February 1, 1928, to the late Johnnie and Magdalene Mullins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry "Doak" Helton in 1980; her second husband, Sam H. Sutton in 2002; eight brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her daughter, and son-in-law, Sharon & James Hurd, Jr. of Germantown, OH; 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Ted Helton of Sacramento CA, Greg & Yvette Ratliff of Pleasanton, CA, Richard & Pamela Helton of Langsville, OH and Tim & Cindy Helton of Moreno Valley, CA; 14 Grandchildren and 17 Great-Grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mary Rose and Goldie Mullins both of Germantown, OH; numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call 3-6 p.m. Sunday, July 13th, at the Dalton Funeral Home, Corner of State Route 4 & Weaver Rd., Germantown, OH. The Funeral Service will be held 10 a.m. Monday July 14th at Community Harvest Church, 6970 Weaver Rd., Germantown, with Pastor Duane Harney officiating. Burial Twin Valley Cemetery, Gratis, OH.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 7/11/2008}


Tab HOGG, Eugene, 77, of Shepherdsville, returned to his Heavenly Father Saturday, April 5, 2008, with loved ones by his side. He was born August 30, 1930, in Blackey, KY, to the late Leslie and Anna Cornett Hogg and was a retired general contractor for his company, Hogg Construction. Mr. Hogg was a member of Little Flock Ministry Center where he was a member of the Little Flock Choir and a Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He leaves the following loved ones to cherish his memory: his loving wife of 53 years, Ruby McCray Hogg; sons, Bill (Sonya) and Tim (Tamara) Hogg; daughters, Jeanie McGaha, Karen Cravens (Butch) and Susie Price (John); sisters, Recie Sowder and Ruby Burkich; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends to mourn his passing. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Little Flock Ministry Center with Elder Elwood Cornett and Jamie Vance officiating. Burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens, Mt. Washington, KY, with visitation 5-8 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday at Schoppenhorst. Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

{Published in The Courier-Journal on 4/6/2008}


Tab HOLBROOK, Ellen (Rose), age 92, of Camden, Ohio, formally of Trenton went to be with the Lord Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at Heartland of Eaton. She was born December 11, 1915 in Kona, KY, to Melvin and Mary (Sanders) Rose. Ellen was a homemaker and a member of the Little Family Old Regular Baptist Church for 50 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Sandy Holbrook; daughter Sandra Lee; granddaughter Holly Renee and great-granddaughter Heaven LeeAngel; 5 brothers; 2 sisters; son-in-law Ernest McQueen and daughter-in-law Joanne Holbrook. Ellen is survived by her daughters Odeane Holbrook of Camden, Leanna McQueen of Trenton; sons Bill (Patricia) Holbrook of Cleves, Frank (Brenda) Holbrook of Miamisburg, Lucky Holbrook of Trenton, Gerald (Becky) Holbrook of Camden, Harold (Linda) Holbrook of Franklin and Danny (Cathy) Holbrook of Middletown; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Friday, February 15, 2008, from 5:00-8:00 PM at Baker-Stevens Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, February 16, 2008, at 11:00 AM at Little Family Old Regular Baptist Church with Old Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.baker-stevens.com .

{Published in The Middletown Journal on 2/14/2008}


Tab HOLCOMB, Philip E., age 70, of Middletown, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Atrium Medical Center where he has been a patient for five days. He was born October 7, 1940, in Millstone, Kentucky. He was employed as a crane operator for B. G. Danis Heavy and Highway Division, and Schumacher Crane Rental. He was a member of the Ohio Operator Engineers, the Loyal Order of Moose #501, and Orioles Nest #193. Preceding him in death were his parents, Willie and Edna McCray Holcomb; one daughter, Barbie Holcomb; four brothers, Clyde, Prince, John and Lonnie Holcomb; one sister, Cora Davis; and one brother-in-law Charlie McCarthy. He Is survived by his loving friend, Karen Weber; one daughter, Sheila McGlosson, husband Riley; two sons, Jeffrey and Benjamin Holcomb; two grandsons, Jeffrey and Jacob Holcomb; four brothers, Archie Holcomb, wife Rose, Claude Holcomb, wife Sandy, Fate Holcomb, friend, Dee, Wes Holcomb, wife Mary; two sisters, Mae McCarthy and Sue Bair, and husband Merv; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be Saturday, March 26, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown, followed by Moose Lodge Services at 1:00 p.m., and funeral services, with Rev. Jimmy and Diane Mullins officiating. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Madison Township. Arrangements by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown.

{Published in the Middletown Journal on March 24, 2011}


Tab HONEYCUTT, Elsie Tiller, 76 of Georgetown, Ky formerly of Dayton, died Wednesday May 16, 2007 at Georgetown Community Hospital. A native of Letcher County, she was the daughter of the late Perry E. and Vada Hart Tiller. Survivors include one daughter, Deborah Anderson Baxter, Georgetown; 5 grandchildren, Heather Jiles, Jessica Conticello, Aaron Neil Anderson, Benjamin R.E. Anderson and Nathan Baxter; 7 great grandchildren, T.J. Lloyd, Blake Baxter, Chase Jiles, Chloe Baxter, Hailey Baxter, Gavin Conticello and Chase Anderson; 2 brothers, Larry and Jim Tiller and two sisters, Kathy Hall and Marcella Blaylock. She was preceded in death by a son, Darrell Anderson and his wife, Deborah A. Anderson. Funeral services will be 3:00PM Saturday May 19, 2007 at Johnson's Funeral Home, Georgetown by Pastor Coy Cox. Visitation will be after 1:00PM Saturday until time of services. www.johnsonsfuneralhome.com.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 5/17/2007}


Tab HORSLEY, Nannie (Bentley), 69, of Argillite, Ky., died Thursday, June 21, 2007, at her home. She was born Jan. 6, 1938, in Milestone, Letcher County, Ky., a daughter of Martin and Sabrina Meade Bentley. Surviving are her husband, Paul E. Horsley; daughters, Shirley Wellman and Michelle Horsley; brother, Cecil Bentley; sisters, Edna Grimes, Imogene Davis, Morene Wright, Delores Vanhoose, Ollie Scott, Mabel Webb and Marie Poplin; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services will be 2 pm Saturday at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Ky., with the Rev. Robert Hale officiating and interment in Horsley-Nichols Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 pm Friday and from 1 to 2 pm Saturday at the funeral home.

{Published in the Portsmouth Daily Times of Portsmouth, Ohio, on 6/22/07}


Tab HOUSTON, Barry B., Sr., age 56, of Bethel Township, passed away very unexpectedly Sunday, February 4, 2007, at his home. Barry was born November 22, 1950 in Letcher County, Kentucky to Hargis Jr. and Mae (Smith) Houston. Barry is survived by his wife of the past 12 years, Connie J. (Harris) Houston; his mother, Mae Houston; two sons, Barry Jr & wife, Jennifer Houston and Justin Hargis Houston; and by one brother, Larry & wife, Vicki Houston. Barry was a member of the Huber Heights Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. He was the owner of "The Houston Horse Company" caring daily for 35 head of Paint Horses at his farm in Tipp City, Ohio. He was a member of the Local Millwright Union. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1161 Bartley Road, Dayton, Ohio. Everyone is welcome to attend. Flowers may be delivered to the Kingdom Hall on Saturday at Noon. To send a special message to the family, please visit www.NewcomerFamily.com .

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 2/7/2007}


Tab HUGHES, Joe, 86, of Fairborn, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Hospice of Dayton while surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 29, 1927 in Blackey, KY to the late John and Millie {Breeding} Hughes. Joe was a veteran of the US Air Force where he served his country in both WWII and the Korean War as an aircraft gunner, along with many other distinguished duties. Joe enjoyed his home away from home in his garage but he was most dedicated to his grandchildren who were the light of his life. He retired from Hobart Manufacturing in 1987. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by all 13 of his siblings, most recently, Clyde Hughes, Shelby Hughes, Beulah Arm, Lula Johnson; grandson, Jason Back; son-in-law, Roger Back. Joe is survived by his loving Wife of 63 years, Allene; children, Danny Hughes, Linda Back, Cheryl (Bruce) Lybrook, Patricia "PK" (Ervin) Kegley, Vicki (Mark) Decker, Michelle Wooten; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and good friends. Visitation will be held from 9-11 AM Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4104 Needmore Road, Dayton, Ohio, where funeral services will begin at 11 AM Wednesday with Pastor Mark Decker officiating. Burial will take place in Byron Cemetery. To leave a special message for the family online, please visit www.NewcomerDayton.com .

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 10/29/2013}


Tab HYDLER, Carol "Lenora", age 70, of Middletown, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at 5:45 p.m. at Atrium Medical Center. She was born July 4, 1937 in Haymond, Kentucky, and had lived in Middletown most of her life. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert; 1 son, Dean and Pam Hydler, Carlisle, Ohio; 1 daughter, Kelli and Dale Spencer, Carlisle, Ohio; 4 grandsons, Josh Hydler, Carlisle, Ohio, Matthew (Ashley) Hydler, Franklin, Ohio, Chad (Nicole) Spencer, San Antonio, Texas, and Jason (Mindy) Spencer, Carlisle, Ohio; 1 great granddaughter, Peyton Spencer; 1 sister, Addie Maddox, Middletown, Ohio; special niece and nephew, Brenda and Doug Bailey; many other nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Ona (Jones) Turner; infant sister, Rose Marie; and 2 brothers, Glen and Hayden Turner. She was a homemaker and volunteered at the Madison Elementary and High Schools. She was a member of the D.A.V. Chapter 131 Womens Auxiliary and Past Commander for 12 years. She ran the Food Court at the D.A.V. Bingo, and helped organize the Bingo trips for the Cincinnati V.A. hospital patients. She was a member of the American Legion #218 and the Women of the Moose #183. Visitation will be Sunday, May 25, 2008, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown, followed by memorial services at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Mark Begley and Sharon Brown officiating. It was Lenoras wish that she be cremated. Arrangements by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown.

{Published in The Middletown Journal on 5/22/2008}


Tab ISON, Geneva Lou (Adams), age 80, of Germantown, OH, died Sat. Jan. 4, 2014 in Dayton. She was born in Letcher County, KY, on July 8, 1933 to Gilbert and Grace (Brown) Adams. She had worked for King Aluminum in Dayton for many years and also the Sear Corp. She attended Crestview Church of God. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Danis Ison, 2 sons, Rick (Terry) Ison, Somerville, OH, Roger (Gina) Ison, West Carrollton, OH, daughter Rhonda Murphy, Moraine, OH, 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, brother, Paul (Clarise) Adams, Lexington, NC, 2 sisters, Francis Couch, Harlin, KY, and Jearl Fay Keel, Letcher County, KY. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Earl, James and Johnny Adams and sisters, Margie Lowe and Juanita Adams. Private Family funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Wed. Jan. 8, 2014 at Fairview Cemetery, Gratis, OH. Family may call at the funeral home on Wed. from noon until 1:00PM at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Gratis, OH. In leau of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home to offset the funeral costs. For condolences: www.lindloffzimmerman.com .

{Published online at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Gratis, OH}


Tab JOHNSON, Danny W., age 59, of Pataskala went to be with the Lord at his home, surrounded by his beloved family on the evening of Thursday November 4, 2010. Born November 9, 1950, in Millstone, Kentucky, to the late Bobby W. and Dorothy J. (McElroy) Johnson. He was a self-employed General Contractor. Survived by loving wife of 37 years, Linda (Pettifor); beloved daughters, Tara R. (Mark) Lintz, Reynoldsburg, Tabitha L. (T.J.) McConnell, Pataskala and Tiffany M. Johnson of the residence; cherished golden-retriever, "Danielle;" grandsons, Jared and Jaden McConnell; brothers, Bobby (Gail) Johnson, Pickerington, Terry (Christine) Johnson, Pataskala and Jack (Berit) Johnson, Oslo, Norway; mother-in-law, June M. Pettifor, Reynoldsburg; nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Friends may visit Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, 550 Hill Rd. North (St. Rt. #256), Pickerington, Ohio 43147 where funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday. Pastor Chip Koch officiating. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Columbus. Online condolences available at www.spencefuneralhome.com .

{Published in The Columbus Dispatch on November 6, 2010}
{Published online in The Columbus Dispatch from November 5 to November 6, 2010}


Tab JOHNSON, Frank, 84, of Florida City, Fla., passed away on October 4, 2009, in Miami, Fla. Born December 7, 1924, to Benjamin Franklin Johnson and Mary Belle Hampton in Millstone, Ky., but made his home in Columbus, Oh., for nearly 65 years. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty Bohlen Johnson; two daughters, Linda Brown and husband, William of Miami, and Carolyn Dresser of Hollywood, Fla.; four grandchildren, Chad Brown, Jennifer Reid, Kevin Brown, and Charles Dresser; six great-grandchildren, Benjamin Reid, Zachary Reid, Courtney Reid, Renzo Brown, Allyson Brown, and John Oliver Brown. Also survived by sister, Sabrina Vance of Hilliard, Oh. Pre-deceased by parents and two brothers Charles and Virgil Johnson. Recipient of Purple Heart, long-term employee of Frankenberg Paper Box Co. and CarJon. Dedicated Priest in the Community of Christ Church (RLDS). Devoted husband, loving father, doting grandfather, WWII Veteran, and proud Christian - we miss you and love you Papaw. The family would welcome donations to Vascultis Foundation, PO Box 28660, Kansas City, Mo. 64188 in the name of Frank Johnson.

{Published in The Columbus Dispatch on October 15, 2009}


Tab JONES, Wanda J. (Brown), age 64, of Fairborn, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2008. Wanda was born November 6, 1943, in Whitesburg, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Troy and Melba Brown. She was retired from Childrens Medical Center, and was formerly a bus driver for Greene County M.R.D.D. Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Donald (1984) and son Donn (1985). Survivors include her daughters, Lisa (Larry) Howard, Xenia, OH, and Robyne (Willie) Head, Fairborn, OH, son James (Sheila) Jones, Fairborn, OH, Grandchildren, Jack Jr., Adam, Melissa, Cheryl, Ross, Alisha, Willie III, Dillon, Stacy, Molly and Bryce. Great-Grandson, Riley. Sister, Juanita Reynolds, Huber Heights, and brother, Donald Brown, Morristown, Tenn. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Monday from the Oak Creek Worship Center, 4800 Bigger Rd., Kettering, with funeral services from the church at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday February 19, 2008. Pastor Jimmy D. McPherson, officiating. Burial will follow in Byron Cemetery. The family request contributions be made in Wanda's memory be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1373 Grandview Ave., Suite #200, Columbus, Ohio 43212. Arrangements entrusted to Burcham Funeral Home, Fairborn, OH.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 2/17/2008}


Tab JOSEPH, Wilma (Holbrook) Webb, age 81 of Vandalia, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, February 23, 2011. Wilma was born in Sergent, KY, June 28, 1929. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Webb, second husband, Clifford Joseph, both parents, Enoch and Evelyn Holbrook, three brothers, Marvin, J. B. and Wilgus Holbrook; two sisters, Shirley Siwecki, JoAnne Rowland, and granddaughter, Julia Beatty. Survived by 2 daughters and son-in-law, June and Paul Ritchey, and Diana Beatty; 3 grandchildren, Stephen Ritchey, Wilma (Wayne) Lavy, and Jonathan (Melissa) Ritchey; 8 great grandchildren, Brittany, Joshua, Matthew, Timothy, Jacob, and Taylor Ritchey and Lauryn and Brooklyn Lavy; brother-in-law, Don Rowland and a host of relatives and friends. Wilma dearly loved going to church and was a very active member of the Wesleyan Evangelistic Church of Dayton, Ohio, and in her later years attended the Franklin Bible Methodist Church of Franklin, Ohio. Wilma will always be remembered for her zest for life, and her love for God, family, friends and for helping others. Funeral service 3 P.M. Sunday at the GEORGE C. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME. "Northridge Chapel," 5040 Frederick Pike at Needmore Road. Pastor John Manley officiating. The family will receive friends 1-3 P.M. Sunday at the George C. Martin funeral Home. Private graveside service, Monday, February 28, at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Widow’s Home of Dayton, 50 South Findlay Street Dayton, Ohio 45403 or Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420.

{Published at www.georgecmartinfuneralhome.com}


Tab KAZEE, Betty M. (Adams), 93, a Warren County, OH, resident since 1984 and formerly of Kentucky, died Saturday, December 5, 2009, at Quaker Heights Nursing Home. Born in Letcher County, Kentucky on November 1, 1916, to Fred and Ida (Brown) Adams, she received her Bachelors Degree from Berea College and served 35 years as a school teacher for Louisa Elementary School in Louisa, KY, before retiring. Preceded in death by her husband, William Clyde Kazee, brother, Floyd Adams, and sister, Callie Cureton, survivors include one daughter, Glenda Sue Hall of Lebanon, and three nieces, Betty Lou Horn, Ida Lee Wright and Peggy Jean Bates. Visitation was Monday, December 7th, 5-7:00 p.m., with a brief service at 6:00 p.m., all at the Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home, Lebanon, OH. Also, graveside services was held on Tuesday, December 8th, 1:00 p.m., at Stambaugh Church Cemetery in Toms Creek, KY. Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of Dayton and online condolences available by visiting www.hoskinsfh.com .

{Published in The Western Star on 12/10/2009}


Tab KING, Barbara Ann, 67, of Vandalia, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday April 30, 2010. She was born in Whitesburg, Kentucky on April 25, 1943. Barbara was a member of the Vandalia Baptist Temple and was retired from Bank One. Preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Ruby (Adams) King. Survived by 2 aunts, Stella Short and Jewell Profitt; numerous cousins and many friends. Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Friday at the George C. Martin Funeral Home, "North Dayton Chapel," 5040 Frederick Pike at Needmore Road. Pastor Rick Washburn, officiating. Entombment Abbey Mausoleum at the Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at the George C. Martin Funeral Home. Condolences may be shared at www.georgecmartinfuneralhome.com .

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 5/5/2010}


Tab KRAMER, Juanita Sherman, 90 of Bluffton and formerly of Kettering, Ohio died at 12:32 PM March 24, 2006 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, Ohio. She was born June 9, 1915 in Whitesburg, Kentucky to Tom and Eliza (Duncil) Sherman. In 1935 she married Charles Kramer and he preceded her in death in 2005. Juanita retired from Rike's Department Store, Dayton where she worked in fine jewelry. Juanita was a former member of Greenmont-Oak Park Community Church, Kettering. She was a member of Rike's 25 year retiree club. Juanita was involved in the Eastern Star organization for many years and a member of the Bara Court. Juanita graduated from Middletown High School in 1935. Surviving are a daughter Joyce (Jim) Berry of Bluffton, Ohio; a son Thomas (Judith) Kramer of Kettering, Ohio; five grandchildren Kristine (Jay) Cotterman, Jeanine Willis, Scott (Kelly) Kramer, Julie (Rob) Krupp, and Jay (Melissa) Berry; nine great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Services will be 4:00 PM Sunday March 26, 2006 at Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton. Rev Dee Wentz and Chaplain William Herr officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM until the time of service Sunday at the funeral home. Interment will be 10:30 AM Monday at Glen Haven Memorial Park, New Carlisle, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 West Elm St., Bluffton, Ohio 45817 or the First United Methodist Church, 116 Church St., Bluffton, Ohio 45817.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 3/25/2006}


Tab KUHN, Marjorie L. "Judy", 89, of Springfield, passed away at 10:39 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2008, in Forest Glen Health Campus. She was born May 25, 1919, in Burdine, KY, one of six children, to Massie and Inez (Bridge) Bridge. She was reared and schooled in Hanover, PA and married Conwell Kuhn on May 14, 1939. Her and her husband were founding members of Northwood Hills Country Club where she was the Ladies Club Golf Champion in 1972 and 1977. She also enjoyed playing cards with the ladies after a round of golf. Judy is survived by her husband of 69 years, Conwell G. "Connie" Kuhn; 2 children and spouses, Richard and Linda Kuhn, Springfield and Jacqueline and Richard Parke, Bethesda, MD. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Forest Glen and to Dr. Richard Darr for the excellent care provided to Judy. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday in the Conroy Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Powell officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior, beginning at 12 noon. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association or the American Heart Association.

{Published in the Springfield News-Sun from 6/3/2008 - 6/5/2008}


Tab LEWIS, Ruth (Jones), a long time resident of Chandler, AZ, passed away peacefully at Hospice of the Valley in Tempe from the complications of kidney disease and congestive heart failure. For the last several years, Mrs. Lewis fought the increasing limitations of advanced age with bravery and good humor. She was 88 years old. Born on Feb 13, 1920, in Letcher County, KY, Ruth was the first-born daughter of J. W. Jones, Jr, and Eliza Collier Jones. Her father, known to all as "Buck" Jones, was an engineer on the L&N Railroad for 50 years. In 1921, a second daughter, Faye, was born. Ruth and Faye were the closest of sisters and the best of friends all their lives until Faye's untimely death in Cincinnati, OH, in 1979. She was 58. Ruth was raised in a loving family environment with solid conservative values that kept her confident and grounded her entire life. In 1937, Ruth graduated from the Sayre School, a college preparatory boarding school for women in Lexington, KY. Her sister, Faye, joined her there one year after Ruth had enrolled. Ruth and Faye both attended Centre College in Danville, KY, and Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY. Ruth then enrolled at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where she graduated with a degree in business administration in 1942. On March 1, 1946, Ruth married Thomas G. Lewis of Whitesburg, KY, a graduate of Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, TN, and Centre College in Danville, KY. He was a then a lieutenant in the United States Navy. In the years following the war, Ruth and her family lived in Newport, RI; Ogden, UT; Jacksonville, FL; and Pensacola, FL. At the end of Cmdr. Lewis' tour of duty in Pensacola, FL, he retired from the Navy and the family returned to Lexington, KY. In 1980, Ruth and her husband moved from Kentucky to Gilbert, AZ, to be near their children who had relocated to the Southwest. Cmdr. Lewis died in Gilbert in 1982 at 66 years of age. Always an adventurer and possessed with a natural curiosity, Ruth continued to live happily and independently for over 25 years after the death of her husband. She traveled frequently around the state of Arizona and to Hawaii and Europe with her daughter. During those same years, her son began his own homebuilding business (T. W. Lewis Company in Tempe), and Ruth was able to enjoy close relationships with her grandchildren, impacting their lives with her conservative values and principled advice. All her life, Ruth had an unwavering belief in the ideals and attitudes of her generation, which started during the Great Depression and carried through the World War II era. She always demonstrated resourcefulness and valued her family above all. She taught her family how to live conservatively with pride, integrity and optimism and how to die with dignity and courage. Her children and grandchildren were blessed to have had her for so many years and will remember her as the matriarch of family tradition and history and for her enthusiasm, gentle guidance and wise counsel. Her loving spirit will always be remembered. Ruth is survived by her son Thomas W. Lewis, daughter-in-law Jan, grandsons Tom, Jr, John and Michael of Tempe; daughter Karen Lewis Taylor of chandler, granddaughter Tamsyn Elizabeth of Phoenix; and her first cousin Henry Ed Wright, of Johnson City, TN. A private memorial service will be held. The family requests that flowers or expressions of sympathy be sent to the Valley of the Sun Mortuary in Chandler or contributions to the Arizona National Kidney Foundation.

{Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 3/16/2008}


Tab MALONE, Russell "Bimpsie", 65, husband of Wilma Jean Malone, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, at his residence. Born in Jenkins, KY, he was the son of the late Clarence Floyd and Dora Graham Malone. Mr. Malone was a U.S. Air Force veteran, an EMS Supervisor at the VA Hospital on Cooper Drive, and a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors other than his wife include a daughter, Wendy Jean Moore, Lexington, KY; an adopted daughter, Diane Clift, Nicholasville, KY; four grandchildren, Angela Jean Moore, Andrea Marie Moore, Sarah Renae Moore, and Hannah Elizabeth Moore; three great grandchildren, Jayden Moore, Tayshawn Moore, Kayleigh Skye Pickett; siblings, Mabel Faust, Jewell Frazier, Bessie Napier, Carol Combs, and Luther Malone; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, John Duff. Funeral services will be 12:30pm Monday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd. Burial will follow in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8pm Sunday at the funeral home.

{Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 4/25/2009}


Tab MARTIN, Harley Hargus, 76, born in Whitesburg, KY, on May 16, 1934, died September 17, 2010. He was retired from the Dayton Board of Education after 25 years of service. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Gibson; father, George Gabe Martin; brother, Arnold Sloane and Gene Sloane; sister, Ellen Banks; sister-in-law, Janice Mason; Niece, April Gibson; and a special friend, Arnold Wagoner. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Shelia Calhoun Martin; 2 Sons, Gregory H. Martin (Tina) and Richard E. Martin; 3 grandchildren, Erica N. Martin (Jesse), Eric L. Martin (Amber) and Gregory Martin Jr.; 2 great grandchildren, Tessa M. Martin and Jesse Chen Jr. Also survived by 4 brothers, Odell Sloane (Doris) of Greenville, OH, James Mason of Dayton, OH, Bill Gibson (Dawn) of Dayton, OH, Floyd Meade (Billie) of Texas; sister-in-law, Ora Sloane of Tennessee. Also by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. We would like to thank Hospice of Dayton for their excellent care. His remains will be cremated by Bradford-Connelly-Glickler Funeral Home of 1849 Salem Ave., Dayton, Ohio. A memorial service is planned for a later date.

{Published in the Daily News on September 24,2010}


Tab MASTICE, Samantha (Chesnut), age 66 of New Carlisle, passed away April 2, 2011. She was born April 13, 1944, in Jenkins, KY to the late Harry and Della Chesnut. Samantha is survived by her husband, Marc Mastice; sons: Shawn (Barbie) Mears and Theodore Mears, Jr.; grandchildren: Amber and Kathryn; brothers: Harry (Susan) Chesnut, Jr. and Gary Chestnut; sister, Sherry (John) Farris; many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at Newcomer Funeral Home & Crematory, 4104 Needmore Road, where the family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service from 12:00 1:00 pm. Burial to follow at Valley View Memorial Gardens. To send a special message to the family, please visit www.NewcomerDayton.com .

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on April 4, 2011}


Tab McDANIEL, Dania (Crase), 76, formerly of Hamilton, died on Thursday, April 24, 2008, at Hospice By The Sea, Hollywood, Florida. She was born in Letcher, Kentucky, on August 17, 1931, the daughter of the late George and Nora (Caudil) Crase. In Hamilton, Ohio, on June 28, 1952, Dania married her husband of over 45 years, Hilliard L. McDaniel, and he preceded her in death on November 20, 1997. She was a Pre-School teacher for Tiny Times Nursery and a member of the Griffen Road Church of Christ in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Dania is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kimberley and Randy Haste; granddaughter Randie LeAnn Haste, all of Weston, Florida; sisters and brothers, Lutchia, Lee, Herman, George, Frances, Arthur "Toby" and Tom; nieces and nephews. Brothers and sisters Glenn, Russell, Doris Yvonne, Jim, Drew, Altie, Troy and Johnny also preceded Dania in death. Funeral services will be held at Webb Noonan Funeral Home, Ross Avenue at South "D" Street, Hamilton, at 10am on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, with Scott Swelbar, Minister and Ray Jones, Minister, officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 6-8pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Griffin Road Church of Christ Mission Fund, 14550 Griffin Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33330. Condolences to the family may be left at www.webb-noonan.com .

{Published in the Hamilton Journal-News on 4/27/2008}


Tab MEADE, Laura R., 58 years of Miamisburg, Ohio, died April 5, 2010 at Hospice of Dayton. She was born on April 7, 1951, a daughter of the late Bill C. Meade and Ova Maxine (Pass) Meade in Neon, Kentucky.
Tab She was a register nurse with several area nursing homes and a graduate of the class of 1969 at Fairborn High School. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Chuck Meade.
Tab Survivors include a daughter, Amanda Geddie and husband Patrick of Dayton, Ohio; a step-mother, Edith Meade of Fairborn, Ohio; grandchildren, Julia Jenkins, Caleb Jenkins, and Rebecca Geddie; great grandchild, Gabriel Jenkins; special sisters, Patty Kane of Chesapeake, Ohio and Sherri Meade of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee; two nieces, Lacey and Shana Meade; cousins, Ray and Iola Freeland.
Tab Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on April 8, 2010, at the Burcham Funeral Home, 119 E. Main Street, Fairborn, Ohio with Minister Scott Spencer officiating. Burial will follow at Byron Cemetery, Fairborn.
Tab Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7 at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.BurchamFuneralHome.com .

{Published in the Fairborn Daily Herald of Fairborn, Ohio, on 4/6/2010}


Tab MEDLEY, Letty Jean (Stamper), 68 of South Louisville passed away Sunday, March 1, 2009. She was the former Letty Stamper, a native of Letcher Co., a retired housekeeping supervisor for Norton Audubon Hospital and the old St. Joseph Hospital and a Catholic by faith. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Ann Cornell and sister, Betty Sloan. Survivors include three daughters, Debra Christian (Larry), Emma Jean Thompson and Monica Rodman; brothers, Carl, Billy, Larry and Ricky Stamper; sisters, Patsy Miller, Anita Johnson and Brenda Wallen; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Nunnelley Funeral Home, 4327 Taylor Blvd. with private burial at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation: noon until time of service.

{Published in The Courier-Journal on 3/2/2009}


Tab MELVILLE, Lucille (Smith), age 91, of Miamisburg, formerly of Oxford, passed away Thursday, April 15, 2010, at Sycamore hospital. Lucille was born on December 26, 1918, in Jenkins, Kentucky to Mallie {Moss} and Herbert Smith and grew up in Huntington, West Virginia. Lucille is survived by her son Peter (Mary Beth) Melville, grandchildren Christopher (Mellody) Melville and Sarah (Kevin) Bridges, great grandchildren Claire and Lauren Melville. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Thomas Melville. Lucille was a graduate from Oberlin College and Case Western Reserve. She worked for many years as a librarian in Cleveland and Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Smith and Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford is handling the arrangements.

{Published in the Hamilton Journal-News from 4/20/2010 - 4/23/2010}


Tab MULLINS, Blaine, Sr., 67, of Okolona, returned to his Heavenly Father on Thursday, February 2, 2006. He was born February 24, 1938, in Letcher County, KY, to the late William and Mary Jane Caudill Mullins. Mr. Mullins retired from Cardinal Aluminum with 20 years of service and was an avid fisherman. He leaves to cherish his memory his former wife, Geneva McComis Mullins; sons, Tim Mullins (Katrina) and Jack Mullins ( Denise); brothers, Hasle (Alma), Tracy (Joyce) and Randal (Charlotte) Mullins; sister, Lorene Burkhart (Martin); grandchildren, Holly, Eric, Nathan, Michael and Ryan; great-grandchildren, Nathan II, Katie and Aaron; and a host of other family and friends. Arrangements by Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks.

{Published in The Courier-Journal on 2/4/2006}


Tab MULLINS, Goldie P., age 88, of Germantown, OH, passed away, Sunday May 1, 2011 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Goldie was born in Jenkins, KY, on June 16, 1922, to the late, Johnny and Maggie Mullins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Clyde Mullins in 2007; and 11 brothers and sisters. She is survived by 4 sons and daughters-in-laws, Obie D. and Janet Mullins of Germantown, OH, Ben T. and Marie Mullins of Eaton, OH, Clarence L. and Gloria Mullins of Fuquay-Varina, NC, and Lawrence D., and Rachel Mullins of German Township; her daughter, Joyce A. Johnson of Germantown, OH; 13 Grandchildren; 21 Great-Grandchildren and 5 Great-Great-Grandchildren; and her sister Mary Rose of Germantown, OH. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4th, at the Dalton Funeral Home, Corner of State Route 4 and Weaver Rd., Germantown, OH, where the Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, with Pastor Sammy Reed, officiating. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Miamisburg, OH.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on May 3, 2011}


Tab MULLINS, Gordon "Gurnie", passed away February 13, 2011. Born in Blackey, KY, on October 23, 1930 to the late Sara Rebecca Smith and Jesse Mullins. He joins in Heaven his parents, daughter Carol Crutcher, sister Isabelle Tidwell and brothers Nick, Albert, and Ronald Mullins. He leaves behind his dearest wife, Sara Rimer-Mullins, sisters Nell, Estell and Josephine Mullins, brothers Vernon, Rufus, Wayne, and Bill Mullins, son Gurnie, Jr. (Sandra) and daughter Tonya Mullins (Eric). Along with multiple close nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the Ivey Funeral home on Princeton Rd., Hamilton, Ohio officiated by Pastor Greg Mullins. Visitors will meet in the chapel from 12:30pm - 1:30pm.

{Published in the Middletown Journal on February 17, 2011}


Tab MURPHY, Earl Maynard, 86, of New Carlisle, Ohio died June 15, 2010. Born March 2, 1924 to Elijah H. and Rosa Lee Murphy in Letcher County, Kentucky and was raised in Buchanan County, Council, Virginia. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was awarded among other medals the "Purple Heart" in the battle of the "Rhinelnad". While recuperating from his wounds in Arkansas, he met and married the "love of his life" Margaret Aline Hardin. They raised 6 children, Erla, Earl, Doug, James, Vernald and Patricia (Tricia). They were blessed with 14 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. He is survived by 3 siblings, Fay Haas, Delano Murphy, and Elijah (Junior) Murphy. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Alma Rasnake and Zella Mills; 2 brothers, Richard (Dickie) and Cecil Wayne Murphy. After retiring in 1983 from Delco Moraine (GM) he and his wife spent the next 30 years criss/crossing the U.S. in their motorhome or fishing in tournaments all over the country. He loved the outdoors, fishing, gardening and was a great "Bluegrass Musician" playing with some of the best musicians and bands in the country. He could play about any string instrument handed him after teaching himself to play the guitar at the age of 8. He was a member of the American Legion Post 286 and a life long member of the Medway V.F.W. We will miss hearing his stories of his life and laughing along with him even though we had heard the same story dozens of times before. Visitation will be 5-8pm, Sunday, June 20, 2010 at the Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar and Fraley Funeral Home, New Carlisle, Ohio. Funeral services will be 10:00am, Monday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.trostelchapman.com .

{Published in the Springfield News-Sun from 6/17/2010 - 6/18/2010}


Tab MURPHY, Vera Edith (Mullins), age 86, died February 1, 2010, at Grandview Hospital of natural causes. Mrs. Murphy was born May 9, 1923, in Hemphill, KY, to Cora Emmazetta Wright and James Mullins. She graduated from a hospital certified nursing program in Knoxville, TN, and briefly served in the United States Army as a nurse cadet. She continued to practice as a registered nurse in Kentucky, and after a six-week courtship, married the love of her life, Glen Murphy, Jr. She moved with her husband, to Ohio, where she continued her nursing career. This led to a lifelong career as "Doc Murphy" to almost everyone who knew her. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ which meets at 1973 West Main Street in New Lebanon. Mrs. Murphy is survived by her husband of 64 years, Glen Murphy, Jr., daughters, Glenna McGraw and husband, Dennis of Chapel Hill, NC, and Anna Laura Lewis and husband, Bill of New Lebanon; sons, James Murphy and wife, Cindy, of West Des Moines, IA, John Murphy and wife, Cindy, and Tim Murphy, Sr., all of New Lebanon; also one brother, J.D. Mullins, nineteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and Brothers and Sisters in Christ. She was preceded in death, by her daughter, Emma Gaye Murphy, and two brothers, Lonnie Bentley, and Jessie Mullins. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at Rogers Funeral Home, New Lebanon with Minister Marvin L. Eads officiating. Interment will follow at Trissel Cemetery. Friends may wish to call from 4:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at: www.RogersFuneralHomes.com .

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 2/3/2010}


Tab NEASE, Lawrence Kenneth, 86, of Morrow died Friday September 4, 2009, at Pinecrest Nursing Home. Born June 15, 1923, in Colson, KY to Jasper and Virgie (nee: Pigman) Nease, he was a proud US Marine serving during WWII in which he was wounded during the invasion of Iwo Jima. He retired from General Electric in 1994 after 37 years of service. He loved to coon hunt with his dogs and won several trophies. Preceded in death by his parents, one son, Jeffrey Nease and 8 brothers and sisters, survivors include one son, Mike Nease of West Chester, one brother, Harold Nease of Roachester, one grandson, Brandon Nease and his significant other, Viola Brittain of Roachester. Visitation, Tuesday September 8, 2009 from 6-8 PM at the Vale-Hoskins Funeral Home. Graveside service, Wednesday September 9, 2009 at 2 PM at Morrow Cemetery. Military honors provided by the Lebanon VFW Honor Guard.

{Published in The Western Star on 9/10/2009}


Tab NEICE, Ruth A. (Cornett) "Granny Ruth", 84, of Coal Grove passed away Friday, July 21, 2006. She was a very loving mother and grandmother and died peacefully at home. She was born February 24, 1922, in Letcher County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Floyd and Mary Holcomb Cornett. She was a former teacher having taught at a one room school in Cumberland, Kentucky. She also worked as a teachers aide and librarian in the Dawson Bryant School District. She was a graduate of Pine Mountain Sediment {Settlement} School in Cumberland, Kentucky and attended the World Wide Church of God in Huntington, West Virginia.
Tab In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Arthur Neice, who passed away March 1, 1983; 3 sons: James, Eddie and Archie Neice; 9 brothers and sisters. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Almedia and Bob Ducker, of Van Nuys, CA; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Jan Neice, of Canyon County, CA; daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Ralph Roberts, of Ironton; son, Dave Neice, of Ashland, KY; son, Bob and Pam Neice, of Riverside, CA; son, Bill and Kathy Neice, of Denton, KY; son, Artie Neice, of Houston, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Susie and Dave Waugh, of Coal Grove; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Gary Ross, of Coal Grove; grand-daughter, Loutrella Neice, of Coal Grove and 30 other grandchildren 31 great grandchildren; brother, Harrison Cornett, of Hazard, KY; sister, Ethel Bush, of Indianapolis, IN.
Tab Graveside service will be Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 11:00 AM in Woodland Cemetery with Pastor Gary Smith officiating. Friends may call Tuesday 6-9 PM at Phillips Funeral Home 1004 South 7th Street, Ironton, Ohio.

{Published on the Phillips Funeral Home website}


Tab NEWSOME, Ella (Craft), formerly of Sugarcreek Township, passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2008, at Hospice of Dayton. She was born March 3, 1928, in Letcher County, Kentucky to Isaac Rose and Victoria Craft. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Newsome, and great-granddaughter, Ciara Newsome. She is survived by son, Bill and daughter-in-law Patty Newsome, of Mechanicsville, VA; daughter, Sue Walton of South Lyon, Michigan; daughter, Brenda and son-in-law, Harold Lewis, of Beavercreek, OH; and son, Roger and daughter-in-law Jeanne Newsome of Wilmington, OH; grandchildren, Clayton Newsome, Linda Radenheimer, Tracy Feliks, Jason and Todd Lewis, Joshua and Laura Newsome; great-grandchildren, Zachary Marshall, Emily and Jacob Radenheimer, Justin Newsome, Connor and Collin Feliks, Ryley Newsome, Jordan and Anna Lewis, Isabelle and Braden Lewis. She also leaves behind good friends, for more than 50 years, Lois and Bo Cantor of Beavercreek. Ella was retired from General Motors, Inland Division. She enjoyed homemaking (quilting and sewing) and gardening. She was an excellent cook and was well known for her Italian Cream Cake and homemade candies. She will be greatly missed. Her family will receive friends on Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at McColaugh Funeral Home, 826 N. Detroit St., Xenia from 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at 10:00 AM. Burial in Valley View Memorial Gardens, Xenia.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 12/23/2008}


Tab NUNLEY, William Clarence, 81, of Zoneton, KY, returned to his Heavenly Father, Saturday, October 4, 2008. He was born July 21, 1927, to the late Carl Edward and Mandy Yeary Nunley in Cromona, KY. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict and Vietnam War. While in the service he was highly decorated and awarded the Silver Star. He retired from General Electric, was a member of Summit Hills Baptist Church, an artist, pilot, hunter and a marksman and was a medic in the military during his service. Mr. Nunley is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Quinton Helm; sister, Lucille Hayes; and brothers, James, Franklin and Clyde Nunley. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Barbara Cox Nunley; son, Thomas Nunley (Laura); daughters, Andrea Raley (Robert) and Madonna Williams (Tom); brothers, Gail, Spencer and Thomas Nunley; sisters, Sarah Quillen and Faye Slone; five grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. Funeral services will be Wednesday October 8, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home, where friends may pay their respects Tuesday, 2-8 p.m. Burial will be in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, KY. Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexander Dr., Lexington, KY, 40504.

{Published in The Courier-Journal on 10/6/2008}


Tab O'RICK, Mary L. (Fugate), 70, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Bethesda North Hospital. She was born in Jenkins, Kentucky on December 18, 1937, to parents Hodlie and Mae (Smith) Fugate. Mrs. O'Rick is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Valk; two sons, Michael O'Rick and John O'Rick; a brother, William Fugate; 7 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard O'Rick; and her parents. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Butler County Memorial Park Chapel with Reverend Dr. Eric Newell officiating. There will be no visitation. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park. Arrangements by Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via our web page at WilsonSchrammSpaulding.com .

{Published in The Middletown Journal on 3/4/2008}


Tab OKUN, Darla Lorene (Olinger), 89, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Chesterwood Village. Born in Blackey, Kentucky, on August 8, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Alta (Crase) Olinger. On January 4, 1947, she married John Okun; he preceded her in death on June 5, 2011. Darla leaves behind her children, Marcia Harris and Pam (Greg) Wilkens; grandchildren, Amber Harris, Trisa Wilkens and Brent (Leslie) Wilkens; great grandchildren, Reese Arseia Wilkens and Violet Lorene Harris, brothers, Andrew and Ralph Olinger; and her sister, Barbara Asher. She was also preceded in death by brothers Noah and Ernie Olinger; sister Mary Lou Owens, and son-in-law Scott D. Harris. Visitation will be Thursday, November 14, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Avance Funeral Home, 4976 Winton Road, Fairfield, Ohio. Burial services at Rose Hill Cemetery will be private. The family wishes to thank the Dixon family, Dr. Pawel and the staff at Chesterwood Village for the loving and excellent care Darla received. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Cincinnati, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH, 45203. www.alz.org/cincinnati Condolences may be offered at www.avancefuneralhome.com .

{Published in the Hamilton Journal-News on 11/12/2013}


Tab OSBORNE, J. H., age 81 of Fairborn, passed away Tuesday December 21, 2010, in the Walnut Creek Nursing Center. He was born February 13, 1929 in Tolliver, KY, the son of the late John Henry and Cordia (Oldfield) Osborne. J. H. served his country in the U.S. Army during Korea and followed with employment at Inland Manufacturing, retiring after over 38 years of service. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah in 1994; as well as several brothers; and a sister. He is survived by three children, Scott Osborne of Beavercreek, Sherry (Mark) Rice of Englewood, Sheila (David) McLaughlin of Miami Twp.; five grandchildren, Sara, Justin, Jason, Joseph, Cody; two sisters, Olene and Opal; a brother, Mac; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Monday December 27, 2010, from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn. Interment will be held privately at Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Miami Valley. Condolences may be made to www.BeltonStroup.com .

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on December 23, 2010}


Tab PELFREY, Polly Jane (Stidham), 87, Xenia, died on May 5, 2006, in Hospitality East Nursing Home in Xenia, Ohio. She was born July 31, 1918, in Letcher County, Kentucky the daughter of Hence and Mary Ellen (Wooten) Stidham. She was preceded in death by parents and her husband Carlos Pelfrey in 1978. She is survived by her two daughters and two sons, Jo (Robert) Hayes of Fairborn, Patsy Crum of Springfield, Wayne (Sue) Pelfrey of Tennesee and Danny (Darlene) Pelfrey of Springfield. She is also survived by a sister, Lucy Madden of Wilmington, North Carolina, and a sister-in-law Berniece Stidham of Richmond, Kentucky; as well as 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren. A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday, May 10, 2006, from 5p.m. to 7p.m. in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave. Dayton, Ohio 45420. You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 5/9/2006}


Tab PHILLIPS, Lula (Webb), 70, of Dayton, passed away Tuesday June 26, 2007. Lula was born in Mayking, Kentucky on July 7, 1936 to Archie & Belvia (Short) Webb. She was a school bus driver for Xenia Public Schools. Preceded in death by her husband, Willis Phillips. Survived by 2 daughters, Cecilia "Ceky" Phillips, Karen Phillips; son, James Phillips (Nicole); 4 grandchildren & 1 great grandchild; 4 sisters, Larue Phillips, Nellie Kincer, Shelby Mullins & Ann Scott; brother, Archie Webb (Sue); numerous nieces, nephews & friends. Funeral service 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at the George C. Martin Funeral Home, "North Dayton Chapel", 5040 Frederick Pike at Needmore Road. Pastor Ken Dillingham, officiating. Lula's family will receive friends for 2 hours prior to the service (1-3p.m.) Sunday at the funeral home. Interment 10 a.m. Monday at Woodland Cemetery in Xenia, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lula's family.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 6/28/2007}


Tab PRICE, Sanda (Salyers), born on November 15, 1938, in Carbon Glow Kentucky, passed away July 25, 2007, at her home in Beavercreek. She was a charter member of the Riverview Baptist Church in Miamisburg. She retired as a respiratory therapist at Greene Memorial Hospital. She is preceded by her parents, Elzie and Hessie Salyers, three sisters, and two brothers. Sanda is survived by her husband of 50 years, Kenneth, her two daughters; Karen Denice (Doug) Bullock, Marcia (Frank) Smith, one son Kenneth Jr. (Dalia) Price, six grandchildren; Teresa and Kristin Bullock, Eric Smith, Amanda Tuttle, Karen and Kenji Price, two great-grandchildren; Alaina and Cameron Tuttle, and many nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all her family, friends, and church members in Florida, Miamisburg, and Beavercreek. A special thanks to Hospice of Dayton, Heartland of Beavercreek, and Drs. Burhan Yanes and Gregory Rasp. The family will receive friends on Friday July 27, 2007 from 5:00-8:00pm at Newcomer Funeral Home Beavercreek Chapel. Services will follow Saturday July 28, 2007, at 11:00am. To send the family a special message please visit, online, www.newcomerfamily.com .

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 7/27/2007}


Tab PROFFITT, Danny, 53 of Fairborn died Sunday, November 16, 2008, at his residence. He was born January 14, 1955, in Seco, Kentucky, the son of the late Raymond Proffitt and Anna Mae (Cockrell) Proffitt. In addition to his parents, Mr. Proffitt was preceded in death by a brother, James Clifford White and a sister, Diana Frazier. He is survived by a son, Danny Ray (Tabatha) Proffitt of Fairborn; a sister, Linda Donaghy of New Carlisle, Ohio; three grandchildren, Elijah and Jacob Proffitt and Autumn Cooper; one niece, Tammy Thomas and one nephew, James Darren White. Visitation will be held in the Burcham Funeral Home, 119 E. Main Street, Fairborn from 10 a.m. until the time of service at noon on Wednesday, November 19, 2008. Burial will follow in Byron Cemetery.

{Published in the Fairborn Daily Herald 11/17/2008}


Tab REECE, Shirley J. (Tackett), 65, of Bardstown, KY, formerly of Louisville, passed away Friday evening, June 12, 2009, at Flaget Hospital with her family by her side. She was a native of Jenkins, KY, and the former Shirley Tackett. She had worked at Blue Cross/Blue Shield as a secretary but mostly loved being a homemaker. She was a crafter, a wonderful candy maker, a good cook and loved to play Yahtzee. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jim Reece; a brother, Bob Tackett; and her parents, Johnce and Esta Mullins Tackett. She is survived by her children, son Scott Reece (Crystal) and daughter, Angie R. Chachere (Phil); siblings, Bill (Jean) and Jack (Ruth) Tackett, Joann Stewart (Buster), Sue Smallwood (Carter), Wayne Reece (MaryJane), Sue Hayden (Ron) and David Reece (Vicki); grandsons, Colin and Jared Reece; her lifelong friend, June Atherton (Don); along with numerous nieces and nephews. Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Chapel, 4400 Bardstown Road, with entombment in Resthaven Memorial Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be on Monday, from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus of Nelson County, KY.

{Published in The Courier-Journal on 6/14/2009}


Tab REICHLE, Katie M. (Eldridge), age 84, of Hamilton, died Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 5 a.m. at Westover Retirement Community. She was born in Letcher County, Kentucky, the daughter of Henry and Dovie (Mitchell) Eldridge. She married William Reichle on June 1, 1946 in Harrison, Ohio and he preceded her in death on October 29, 1989. When Kitty's kids were young she was active in Cub Scouts as a den mother. She loved to work with the Liberty School PTA organizing activities to benefit the school. Kitty was always creating different craft items. There were many Saturday game nights with Kitty's sisters and their husbands. Willie and Kitty enjoyed traveling to various parts of the country throughout their marriage. She drove a school bus for 15 years in the Lakota School district. After her retirement, she was an active volunteer as a child advocate in the Parachute program in Hamilton. A strong bond of friendship developed between Connie, Banisha, Marion and Kitty. They called themselves the Golden Girls. Kitty was an active member of the Gleaner's Sunday School Class at Immanuel Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, William B. Reichle and wife, Judy of Hamilton and Paul David Reichle and wife, Cheryl of Troy, Missouri; four sisters, Ozina Berkley of Rising Sun, Indiana, Faye Reatherford and husband, Red of Hamilton, Ruby Carr and husband, Donald of Cincinnati and Rea Race of Rising Sun, Indiana, a sister in law, Mary Eldridge of Harrison, Ohio and four grandchildren, Jon, Dave, Christy and Clay Reichle. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, June Marie Reichle, two brothers Bruce and Joe Eldridge and two sisters, Ollie Baxter and Wanda Nevel. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 15 at 11:00 at Weigel Funeral Home, 980 N. W. Wahington Blvd. with Pastor Joe Tassel officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will precede the funeral service from 9:30 to 11:00. The family would like to express a special appreciation to the dedicated and caring staff of Westover Retirement Community and Vitas hospice services. Their loving care of Katie enabled her to live life to the fullest and pass onto her heavenly home in peace. Online condolences are available at www.weigelfuneralhome.com .

{Published in the Hamilton Journal-News on October 13, 2011}


Tab RICE, Ruby I. (Collins), passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 10, 2007, at Heartland of Kettering from the effects of a stroke she suffered in January. Ruby was born on December 17, 1924, in Whitesburg, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Lena Frances (Adams) Collins, five brothers and four sisters. She is also preceded in death by her devoted friend, Elvin Bright, and the fathers of her children, Johnny Markwell and Walter Rice, Sr. Left to cherish her loving memory are her four sons, two daughters and their spouses: Wallace & Carmella Markwell, Phyllis & Larry Clingman, Carolyn Farmer & Larry Smith, Rex & Fonda Markwell, Ron & Valerie Markwell and Walter, Jr. & Denise Rice. She was a very loving mother, but her 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson were the lights of her life. She is also survived by many special nieces, nephews and friends. The family welcomes friends to visit from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2007, at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME – FAR HILLS CHAPEL, 5471 Far Hills Ave. at Rahn Rd., Dayton, Ohio 45429. Private burial Sunday, October 14, 2007, at Green Acres Cemetery in Whitesburg, Kentucky. Condolences may be made to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com .

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 10/12/2007}


Tab ROBINSON, Rev. Clyde, Sr., age 86, of Middletown, Ohio, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, at 11:20 p.m. at his residence. He was born February 25, 1923, in Letcher County, Kentucky and lived all his adult life in Middletown. He was a carpenter by trade and worked for various construction companies in the area for 50 years. He was the Founder and Minister of the Yankee Road Pentecostal Church Of God In Christ. He served in the U. S. Army during W.W. II and was a member of the American Legion Post 218. Preceding him in death were his parents, W.B. and Bam (South) Robinson; one son, Rev. Clyde Robinson, Jr.; six sisters, Marie, Maurine, Alta, Fern, Madge and Polly; and two brothers, Charles and Frank. Rev. Robinson is survived by his wife, Ethel Robinson; three sons, Fred Rudie of Middletown, Jim Robinson, wife Wanda of Middletown, Harold Robinson, wife Rosina of Middletown; four daughters, Mary Frost, husband Robert of Middletown, Lois Pierson, husband Chuck of Indianapolis, Debra Owens of Indianapolis and Wanda Crist of Indianapolis; daughter-in-law, Jo Ann Robinson of Florida; 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; 5 step grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and his church family and friends. Visitation will be Sunday, August 30, 2009, at the Yankee Road Pentecostal Church Of God In Christ, 3117 Yankee Rd., Middletown, from 6:00 p.m. to time of service on Monday, August 31, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. His son-in-law, Brother Robert Frost and Brother Gary Turner will officiate at the service. Interment will be at Mound Cemetery, Monroe, Ohio, with Military Services by the Combined Honor Guard. Arrangements by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown.

{Published in the Hamilton Journal-News on 8/27/2009}


Tab ROWLAND, Joanne (Holbrook), Age 66, of Beavercreek,Ohio, passed away June 12, 2004. Mrs. Rowland was born in Letcher Co.,Ky. January 4, 1948. Formerly employed at Mccalls corp. & retired from Montgomery County Educational Service Center and attended Beavercreek Church of the Nazerene.Preceded in death by twin sons, Michael and Mark, who she is now joining.
Tab Survived by her beloved husband of 41 years, Don; sister, Wilma Joseph;brothers, Marvin J. & Wilgus O. Holbrook and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral service 1:30 P.M. Tuesday at the George C. Martin Funeral Home, : "Northridge Chapel",5040 Frederick Pk. at Needmore Rd. Pastor Kevin Wentworth officiating. Internment, Memorial Park Cemetary. The family will recieve friends 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. Tuesday at the George C. Martin Funeral Home. If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420.


Tab SCHRECK, Marjorie (Heflin), 80, of Columbus, passed away April 4, 2010. She was born January 21, 1930, in Hemphill, KY, to the late James and Madelyn Heflin. Marjorie is also preceded in death by her grandson Johnny Ray, sisters Mary Herald, Donna Staley and brother E.C. Heflin. Marjorie is survived by her children, Jamie Cyrus (Scott Smith), Cathy (Mike) South, James Kaylor; grandchildren, Margie (John) Paul, Carl (Tina) Jennings, Sharon (Joe) Smith, Ronald Prilaman, Anthony (Mandy) Kaylor, Mike (Carla) Kaylor, Jimmy Kaylor; 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Marjorie was a member of the American Legion Post in Grove City and attended First Baptist Church. She enjoyed writing poetry and spending her time with the main love of her life, her family. Marjorie was a giving and loving lady that will be sadly missed. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2010, at the Schoedinger-Grove City Chapel, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, where the funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2010. Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory of Marjorie.

{Published in The Columbus Dispatch on April 7, 2010}


Tab SCOTT, Ann C. (Webb), 81, of Dayton, passed away Monday October 25, 2010. Ann was born in Whitesburg, Kentucky, on July 2, 1929 to Archie and Belvia (Short) Webb. She was a member of Light Street Apostolic Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Gene Scott; sisters, Louise Kincer and Lula Phillips. Survived by her daughter, Teresa Bussell; sons, Norman Dubeil and Vernal Webb; 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; sisters, Nellie Kincer, Larue Phillips and Shelby Mullins; brother, Archie Webb. Funeral service 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2010 at the George C. Martin Funeral Home, "Northridge Chapel," 5040 Frederick Pike at Needmore Road. Pastor Ken Dillingham, officiating. Interment Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. Ann's family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Monday at the George C. Martin Funeral Home. Condolences may be shared at www.georgecmartinfuneralhome.com .

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on October 29, 2010}


Tab SEXTON, Deannis B., "Dee", age 78 of Dayton, went to be with God, Sunday, November 2, 2008. Dee was born March 30, 1930, in Whitesburg, KY, son of the late Kernie and Elma (Caudill) Sexton. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant in 1990. For years, Dee worked at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in the Precession Maintenance Electronic Laboratory. He was a member of Vandalia Masonic Lodge #742 F. & A.M. and the US Air Force Reserve. Dee enjoyed fishing, golf and his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his wife of 59 years, Betty (Powell); sons, Larry (Christine) and Ronald (Tammy); 4 grandchildren, Christy, Megan, Matthew and Carrie, who will always lovingly refer to him as "Papaw". A Funeral Service will be held 12 PM Wednesday, November 5, 2008, at Baker-Hazel and Snider Funeral Home & Crematory, 5555 Philadelphia Dr. at N. Main St., Dayton, OH 45415. Interment in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. The family will receive visitors 10am-12pm Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420, in memory of Dee. Online memories and condolences may be left for the family at www.bakerhazelsnider.com .

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 11/4/2008}


Tab SEXTON, Denver, formerly of Portsmouth, passed peacefully into his heavenly home, February 12, 2006. Born to Blaine and Goldie in Jenkins, KY on January 23, 1928. Served as an electrician in the US Navy; Virginia coal miner for many years, retired from Harts/Big Bear; member of the American Legion where he served as treasurer. An avid Buckeye fan who enjoyed spending time with family especially grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Leaves behind son, Michael (Marsha); daughter, Beverly (Eric) Maddox; brothers, Paul, Harold, Larry and Dan; sister, Shirley; grandchildren, Kelly, Breann, Kara, Sonja, Andrew, and Tyler; 4 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by both parents, brother Donald, sister Nadine and granddaughter Veronica. Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 15 from 4-6 p.m. at RODMAN FUNERAL SERVICE, 5464 N. High St. in Columbus, where a funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor Dennis George as Officiant. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Northwest Bible Church, 6639 Scioto Darby Rd., Hilliard, Oh. 43026.

{Published in The Columbus Dispatch from 2/14/2006 - 2/15/2006}


Tab SILVERTHORN, Margaret Jane, 75, of Louisville, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2007, at Hurstbourne Health Care Center. She was born at McRoberts, KY, in Letcher County, and was a retired employee of Suburban Hospital where she worked for 23 years. She was a member of Buechel Park Baptist Church. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Estes and Dulcina H. Gibson; her husband, John Silverthorn; and a brother, James Gibson. She is survived by her children, Timothy Silverthorn, Beverly Clements and Susan Silverthorn; seven sisters, Betty McNiven, Wilma Hare, Pauline Gibson, Helen Horn, Wanda Floyd, Veronica Trepanier and Judy Trover; two grandchildren, Karen Clemens and Jonathan Clemens; and three great-grandchildren, Nicholas Kagein, Valerie and Garrett Clemens. Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Ratterman and Sons, 3800 Bardstown Road, with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and after 10 a.m. Monday. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to her church. The family wishes to acknowledge Susan Silverthorn, a loving daughter, was the most wonderful caregiver for her mother for many years, and also thank you to the wonderful staff at Hurstbourne Care Center for their kindness and care.

{Published in The Courier-Journal on 10/13/2007}


Tab SLONE, Lundy Wayne, Age 62, of Middletown, passed away Thursday afternoon at The Gables of Middletown. He was born in McRoberts, Kentucky, December 16, 1944, the son of Dorsa and Opal Slone. Survivors include his brother, Allen (Pam) Slone, and his 2 sisters, Shirley McGlone and Margaret Slone, all of Middletown; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Ronald Slone and Jerry Slone; a sister, Dorothy Cantrell; and 2 brothers-in-law, Howard Cantrell and George McGlone. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, June 18, at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Henry Clay Colwell. Friends may call from 12 noon until service time Monday. Burial will follow in Miltonville Cemetery.

{Published in The Middletown Journal on 6/16/2007}


Tab SMITH, Cora Ella (Holcomb), age 61, of Middletown, Ohio, passed away Monday, November 3, 2008, at her residence. She was born March 12, 1947, in Millstone, Kentucky, and had lived in Middletown most of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Edna McCray Holcomb; her husband, Louis Davis in 1970; 4 brothers, Clyde, Lonnie, Prince and John Holcomb; and 1 brother-in-law, Charlie McCarthy. Cora is survived by 2 sons, Rodney (Jackie) Davis, Spring City, Tennessee and Scott (Rainee) Davis, Middletown, Ohio; 1 Daughter, Cherrie Smith, Middletown, Ohio; 5 grandchildren, Alex Davis, Tanner Davis, Shelby Davis, Sydney Davis and Jake Davis; 5 brothers, Archie (Rose) Holcomb, Philip (Karen) Holcomb, Fate Holcomb, Wes (Mary) Holcomb, and Claude (Sandy) Holcomb; 2 sisters, Mae McCarthy and Sue (Mervin) Bair; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday, November 7, 2008, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown, followed by funeral services at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor James Mullins, Jr. officiating. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Madison Township. Arrangements by Herr- Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown.

{Published in The Middletown Journal on 11/6/2008}


Tab SMITH, Harold D., age 75, of Trenton, passed away May 12, 2008, at Atrium Medical Center. He was born October 11, 1932, in Letcher County, KY to George R. and Eula (Ashley) Smith. He served in the Air Force between the Korean War and the Vietnam War with an honorable discharge. He worked for the City of Trenton as a meter reader and various other jobs for 20 years, retiring in 1993. Harold was a member of the Mt. Olivet United Presbyterian Church in Trenton; the V.F.W., Trenton Volunteer Fire Dept., Trenton Lions Club, and was an avid UK basketball fan. He is preceded in death by his parents and 5 sisters. Harold is survived by wife, Dorothy (Moore) Smith; children, Cheryl S. Foltz, David Smith, Barbara J. (Bill) Baudendistel, Lisa M. (Jeff) Million and Randy Smith of Trenton; grandchildren Reanna "Nana" (Rob) Million, Bridget (Cory) Baudendistel, Ashley Smith, Skyler Foltz, Haley Smith and Corey Million; a brother; and 2 sisters. Visitation will be held Thursday , May 15, 2008 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Baker-Stevens Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, May 16, 2008 at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Chuck Testas officiating. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park with American Legion #218 Honor Guard Service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, Ohio 43216-3549. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.baker-steven.com .

{Published in The Middletown Journal on 5/14/2008}


Tab SPEARS, Barbara Joan (Miller), age 70, of Kettering, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, February 17, 2007. She was born April 1, 1936 in Jenkins, KY. She is survived by her six children, Teresa (Roger) Messer, Don Gregory (Vonda) Spears, Pamela (Robert) Kussman, Tamera Joy (Arney) Russell, Ricky Spears, and Jeff Spears; grandchildren, Stephanie, Sharron, Brittany, Ashleigh, Kelsey, Amber, Chad, Heather, Aaron, Blaine, and Dalton; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters, Kay Fitzgerald and Mary Lou Singer. She was preceded in death by her mother, Margie Speigle. Visitation will be held Friday, February 23, 2007 from 5-7 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home Beavercreek Chapel with services beginning at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Ronald Stechenfinger officiating. To send a special message to the family, please visit www.NewcomerFamily.com .

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 2/20/2007}


Tab STATUM, Alma (Back), age 80 of Oxford, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday May 29, 2014 at Woodlands Country Manor. She was born in Letcher County, KY on September 10, 1933 to Henry and Martha (Melton) Back. Alma was employed as a housing manager at Miami University for over 20 years. Alma loved her church, Faith Pentecostal Church of Hamilton, her pastor, Rick Witt, and all her church family. She also loved going on trips with them. On February 12, 1955 in Oxford, she married Joe Statum. She loved to travel, and her and Joe traveled to many places throughout the world. She is survived by her husband of 59 years Joe Statum; one son, Joe (Traci) Statum; four grandchildren, Cody Michael, Micayla Rose, Tyler Joseph, and Caytlin Michelle; and one sister, Pruda Stanley; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; one beloved daughter, Mitzie Statum; 16 half brothers and sisters, Henderson, Ellis, Rex, Riley, Willie, Lily, Ada, Delpha, Hattie, Georgia, Josie, Cindy, Ranea, Tina, Annie, and Betty); and one sister Dalna(Dee) Back Caudill; and one brother Percil Back. Funeral service will be held at Ambassadors Pointe, 5450 College Corner Road, on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. J. Stephen Statum and Pastor Rick Witt officiating. Burial will follow at Oxford Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 2, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Pentecostal Church of Hamilton. Condolences can be made at www.browndawsonflick.com .

{Published in the Journal-News on May 31, 2014}


Tab TAULBEE, Thomas Reed, age 76 of Fairfield, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2010, at Heartland of Woodridge. He was born November 27, 1933, in Whitesburg, KY, the son of John and Lucy (Sizemore) Taulbee. On June 15, 1963, Thomas married Betty Everidge in Cincinnati, OH. He worked as a Master Plumber until his retirement in 2005 and was a member of the Rolling Hills Baptist Church. Mr. Taulbee leaves behind his wife, Betty Taulbee; daughters, Renee (Charles) Moore and Tonya (Andrew) Hanshew; brothers, Voris Taulbee, Leonard Taulbee, Johnny Taulbee and Jim Taulbee; and sister, Nancy Simpson. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Imogene and Vermel. Visitation will be 10 a.m. - until time of service (12 Noon), Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at the Avance Funeral Home and Crematory, 4976 Winton Rd., Fairfield. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597. Condolences may be sent at avancefuneralhome.com .

{Published in the Hamilton Journal-News on 2/1/2010}


Tab TAULBEE, Vori Voris, age 80, dear husband, father and grandfather, passed away at the Knolls of Oxford in Oxford, Ohio, on Saturday, May 8, 2010. Voris was a resident of Wayne Township, Butler County, Ohio, since his marriage to Mary Anna Brelsford in July of 1953. He was a member of The Presbyterian Church, Hamilton, Ohio. Voris served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955. During the Korean War, he was with the 39th Fighter Squadron, 4th and 51st fighter wing and was stationed at Kimpo Airbase, Korea. He was a jet engine specialist on the F-86 Sabre jet. Upon returning stateside, he was stationed at Amarillo Air Force Base in Amarillo, Texas as a jet engine instructor. After leaving the service, Voris was employed at Armco Steel Corporation in Middletown, Ohio. He retired in 1991 after 36 years in the cold strip mill. At the time of his retirement, he was General Foreman of the cold strip. After retiring, Voris served as a consultant for Quaker Chemical of Middletown, Ohio. Voris is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary; a daughter, Ann Taulbee and son-in-law, John Bystrom; son John and daughter-in-law Ellice; three beloved granddaughters, Mary Kate, Elisabeth and Margaret Taulbee. Voris is also survived by a sister Nancy Simpson, of Tollesboro, Kentucky, two brothers, Leonard Taulbee of Temecula, California and Jim Taulbee of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky, and many nieces, nephews and good friends. Voris was preceded in death by his parents, Lucinda and John Taulbee of Whitesburg, Kentucky; sisters Imogene Wilson and Vermell Banks, and brothers Tommy and Johnnie Lee. Those planning an expression of sympathy and remembrance may wish to consider memorials to, The Knolls of Oxford, 6747 Contreras Road, Oxford, Ohio, 45056. The family wishes to thank, with gratitude and most sincere appreciation, the nurses, therapists, aides, servers and the administration of the Knolls for their kindnesses and exceptional care. Voris will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered. Private burial of cremated remains will be held at the request of the family at a later date at Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton, Ohio. Condolences may be left for the family at www.webb-noonan.com .

{Published in the Hamilton Journal-News on 5/11/2010}


Tab TAYLOR, Joe Ann (Taylor), 63, of Springfield, Ohio, was called home by her Heavenly Father on Saturday, March 29, 2008. She was born July 18, 1944, in McRoberts, Kentucky the daughter of Joseph Taylor and Margaret (Davis) Taylor. Joe Ann was a life long member of Restored Life Ministries and she loved the Lord. She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Tonea Taylor, Pearla Taylor of Springfield, Oh. Jennye Malika Taylor, of Columbus, Oh; three sons Norman (Junnie) Parks, of Springfield, Oh. Stephan (Carla) Taylor of Detroit, Mich. Daniel Taylor, of Springfield, Oh; Thirteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren; Mother, Margaret Taylor, and a host of family and friends. She is preceded in death by her Father and three grandchildren. Service for Joe Ann Taylor will be Friday April 4, 2008, Visitation 7:00p.m. till 9:00p.m. at Porter-Qualls Funeral Home Springfield Chapel. Funeral will be held Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Highlight Baptist Church 909 S. Western Ave. Springfield, Oh. With Pastor Larry Coleman officiating. Internment will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield, Oh. Family and friends may join at Masonic Temple on 541 Fair St. Springfield, Oh. Following dinner at Highlight Baptist. Arrangements by Porter-Quails Funeral Home Springfield, Chapel.

{Published in the Springfield News-Sun on 4/3/2008}


Tab TAYLOR, Vernon E., 60 of Enon passed away August 1, 2014 in the Springfield Regional Medical Center. He was born in Jenkins, KY on March 20, 1954, the son of Victor and Gladys Taylor. He was a 1973 graduate of Springfield South High School. Vernon had been employed for many years at the OS Kelly Co and most recently with the Virgil Harris Trucking Co. Vernon was an exceptional bass player, having been a member of several bands including Stiletto Jack, PlumCrazy and most recently Avondale Station, a passion he carried for over 45 years. In his spare time he enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Reds. He is survived by his wife Sue Humphrey -Taylor, son Zayne, mother-in-law Delores Humphrey, sister Gwen; many sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-law; several nieces and nephews and special pal Casey Jones. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Charles. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 1:00PM Saturday, August 9, 2014 in the Richards, Raff and Dunbar Memorial Home with a memorial service to honor Vernon beginning at 2:00PM. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.richardsraffanddunbar.com .

{Published in Springfield News-Sun from August 3 to August 6, 2014}


Tab THOMAS, Geneva, age 79, of Edgewater, FL, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2007 at Dayspring Healthcare Center. She was born April 23, 1927 in May, KY, the daughter of Tom & Elizabeth (Collins) Vance. She loved gardening, crocheting, singing, and caring for her family. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glenn; daughters, Sharlene Bettis & Dori Naone; sisters, Alpha Gibson, Edith Collins, Vanessa Cook & Covey Vance; brothers, Hargas & Dennis Vance. Survivors include her children, Carol (Mike) Hall of Dayton, Cary Thomas & Blanche Rish of Florida, Jackie (Rudy) Campolo of Dayton, Teresa (Rodney) Swope of Huber Heights, Ginny (Eddie) Ling of Dayton; grandchildren, Eric, Daniel, Anthony, Eddie, Cara, Amy, Carmen, Jessica, Jenna, & Mandi; and her great grandchildren, Hannah, Brittany, Sydney, Amber, Kaleigh, Gavin, Abigail, Austin, & Brooklyn. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 23, 2007 from 5-7:30 PM at Newcomer Funeral Home & Crematory, 4104 Needmore Rd., Dayton, OH,. Funeral services will be held immediately after visitation with Pastor Rande Greene officiating. Graveside services will be held on Saturday at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Tipp City. Funeral procession will be gathering at Newcomer Funeral Home on Saturday at 9 AM. To send a special message to the family, please visit www.NewcomerFamily.com.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 2/21/2007}


Tab TILLER, James A., 74, of Dayton, died Thursday, May 8, 2008, at his residence. He was born June 17, 1933, in Seco, Kentucky, to Perry and Vada (Hart) Tiller, who preceded him in death. Jim was a 1951 graduate of Fleming-Neon High School of Letcher County, Kentucky, and was a veteran, of U.S. Army. He retired from the City of Dayton, Division of Fire. Jim was a fireman and a general contractor for remodeling and commercial and residential building. He was a member of the St. Christopher Catholic Church in Vandalia. Jim loved to fish and spend time with his family. He will be missed by his wife, Charlotte M. (Trick) Tiller, whom Jim married on November 29, 1958. Jim is also survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Wade and Jill Tiller of San Antonio, TX.; daughter and son-in-law Beverly and Terry Berger, Fortville, IN.; grandchildren Samuel Tiller, Caroline Tiller, Benjamin Tiller, Rebecca Berger, Douglas Berger; sisters Kathleen Hall, Port St. Lucie, FL., Marcella Blaylock, Plantation, FL.; brother Lawrence Tiller, Georgetown, KY. and extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Elsie Honeycutt, Betty Law; and brother Gene Tiller. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, May 12, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Christopher Catholic Church, 435 E. National Road, Vandalia, with Rev. Francis Keferl officiating. Interment will follow in Polk Grove Cemetery, West National Road, Dayton. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to Helping Hands of St. Christopher Parish, 435 E. National Road, Vandalia, Ohio 45377 or Hospice of Dayton. Condolences may be expressed to www.jacksonfuneralhomes.com.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 5/10/2008}


Tab TINCHER, Sylvia June (Bryant), Sylvia was born June 2, 1934 in Jenkins, Kentucky to Ola (Ellis) and Sylvester Bryant. She passed away Sat. Nov. 9, 2013 at her home in Bellbrook surrounded by her loving family. Sylvia was 79. She and her husband owned and operated Fred & Sylvia's Tavern in the Oregon District in Dayton for 38 years before retiring in 1995. Sylvia enjoyed camping, writing notes and poetry, animals, especially cats, shopping at garage sales and flea markets, and collecting various things. She will be lovingly remembered as a selfless giver and the epitome of unconditional love. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Wallace & Hollis Bryant and daughter Mary Ola Tincher. Sylvia is survived by her husband of 60 years, Fred, four sons Fred Jr. (Barbara) of Albany, Ky., Rick (Liz) of Springboro, Bryan of Florence, Ky., and Jason (Stacy) of Bellbrook, daughter Lisa Metcalfe of Moraine, ten grandchildren Freddy III, Kevin, John, Chelsea, Derek, Jacob, Dustin, Cody, Brady and Brooke, four great-grandchildren Kevin, Jessie, Savannah and Wyatt, and one brother Jr. Bryant (Glenna) of Lebanon. The family will receive friends Thursday November 14 from 4-8 pm at CONNER & KOCH Funeral Home, 92 W. Franklin St., Bellbrook (937-848-6651). Funeral services Friday at 11:00 am at Faith Baptist Church, 4215 Indian Ripple Rd., Beavercreek with Pastor Gary Favor officiating. Entombment at Heritage Hills Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Oh 45420 or the charity of your choice. You may sign Sylvia's Book of Memories or send a condolence to the family at www.ConnerandKoch.com .

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 11/13/2013}


Tab TUMBLESON, Jeanette, 74, of Dayton, passed away Friday, January 11, 2008, at her home. Jeanette was born in McRoberts, Kentucky, on December 26, 1933, to the late Burley and Dorothy (Heater) Adams. Preceded in death by her son, Rexferd McPherson; brothers, Bill and Rex Adams. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Gary Porter; 2 sons and daughter-in-law, Robert, Jr. and Susan McPherson, Greg McPherson; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Delores and Edward Hanauer; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by the George C. Martin Funeral Home, "North Dayton Chapel", 5040 Frederick Pike at Needmore Road. Condolences may be left for the family at www.georgecmartinfuneralhome.com.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 1/17/2008}


Tab VARNER, Sarah Rue "Ruth", MIDWAY- Sarah Rue "Ruth" Varner, 71, wife of the late Robert Varner, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. Born in Letcher County, September 30, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Irvine Collins and the late Hermie Collins Townsend. A member of the Forks of the Elkhorn Baptist Church, she was the mother of one daughter, Mary Rue (Mrs. Clayton) Campbell of Middlesboro, and five sons, Adrian (Debbie) Varner, John (Vickie) Varner, Gary Varner, Darrell (Robin) Varner, and Dale (Lisa) Varner, all of Versailles. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two step grandsons, and one step great grandchild. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 21 at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home with Rev. Todd Lester officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lee Varner, Eric Varner, John Lewis, Joe Cairell, Mark Jackson, Billy Carpenter, and Clayton Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Benge, Lucian Eaves, Clarence Beasley, Steele Davis, and Armon Portwood. Visitation is from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Forks of The Elkhorn Baptist Church, 495 Duckers Road, Midway, Kentucky 40347. Guestbook available at www.blackburnandward.com .

{Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 2/19/2006}


Tab VINSON, Jimmy D., age 73, of Fairborn, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006. He was born July 6, 1933 in McRoberts, KY, the son of Fred and Edith (Bain) Vinson. He retired from the United States Air Force after 22 years of service and NCR. He was a Past Master of the Fairborn Lodge #764 and a dual member of Lodge #576 in Norwood, Winton, and Carthage. He is survived by his wife, Geneva Vinson; daughter, Jennifer (Mark) Puckett of Vine Grove, KY; son, Jeffery (Jeanita) Vinson of Huber Heights; granddaughter, Amanda Puckett; grandson, Jonathan Vinson; two sisters, Phyllis Marshall and Reba Zeigler; two brothers, Jack and Daniel Vinson. He was preceded in death by both parents; five brothers, Fredrick, William, Douglas, Gene, and Bobby. Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at Newcomer Funeral Home Beavercreek Chapel (3380 Dayton-Xenia Rd.) with Masonic services beginning at 7:45 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 27, 2006 at 10 a.m. with Pastor Eugene Haney officiating. Interment will follow at Byron Cemetery in Fairborn. To send a special message to the family, please visit www.NewcomerFamily.com .

{Published in the Xenia (OH) Daily Gazette on 10/26/06}


Tab WAGNER, Nellie (Craft), 91, of Middletown, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at her residence. She was born in Mayking, Kentucky on October 23, 1919 to parents Mose and Polly (Kincer) Craft. Nellie worked for Middletown City Schools for 30 years, retiring as cafeteria assistant manager in July 1989. Mrs. Wagner is survived by her sons, James C. Wagner and Leslie V. (Patricia) Wagner; daughter, Rebekah (Larry) Hasty; brother, Owen (Hazel) Craft; sister, Dallas June Craft; five grandchildren, Gina Wagner, George (Wendy) Wagner, Kathryn (Bryan) Hoelzer, William (Melanie) Hasty and Polly Hasty; three great grandchild, Brent Wagner, Madison Hoelzer and Kellie-Rebekah Stumpf; and three step great grandchild, Trenton Hughes, Taylor Russell and Tarrynn Russell. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Henry Wagner; parents; brothers, Leslie, Lanford C., Daniel V., Felix, Denver, Grover, Clyde and Arlie Craft; sister, Della Kincer; daughter-in-law, Betty Wagner; and grandson, Todd Wagner. The family wishes to extend their thanks to Dr. Omer Hurlburt and staff and Hospice Care of Middletown. Special thanks to Freda Tester and Lois Hale from Elderly Services, all the drivers from Meals on Wheels and the nurses of Nurses Care and Nellie's niece, Lettie Webster. Funeral Service will be held Friday, July 29, 2011, at 1:00 pm at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home, 3805 Roosevelt Blvd., Middletown with Elder Robert Wagner officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care of Middletown, 1001 Grove Street, Suite 800, Middletown, OH 45044. Please sign the guestbook online at WilsonSchrammSpaulding.com.

{Published in The Middletown Journal on July 28, 2011}


Tab WEBB, Elmer Dewey, Age 79, of Hamilton, a loving and devoted husband and father, died at his residence on Tuesday, February 6, 2007. Born on April 1, 1927, in Letcher County, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Dewey and Lula (Holland) Webb. Elmer married Nan Lou McKinney in Fleming, Kentucky, on August 3, 1947. Elmer is survived by his loving wife of over 59 years, Nan Lou Webb and their five children, Cheryl Profitt and husband William "Denny" of Fairfield, Gary W. Webb and wife Sheila of Fairfield Township, Evelyn Copenhaver of Fairfield, Maewood Hamlin and husband Randy of Liberty Township, and Dan Webb and wife Cheryl of Twinsburg; foster daughter, Fran Jones of Columbia, South Carolina; eight grandchildren, Gary Webb Jr. and wife Mary of Fairfield, Brian Webb and wife Lisa of Mt. Vernon, Andrea Santella and husband Patrick of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, Rosa Solinsky and husband Charles of Goshen, Joshua Hamlin of Liberty Township, Nicholas Webb of Twinsburg, Nichole Webb of Hamilton, and Michael Webb of Twinsburg; four great-grandchildren, Samuel Brian Webb, Carrlene Ray Webb, Sydnee Anna Santella, and Charles William Solinsky; sister, Louise Rose; and numerous nieces and nephews. Elmer was a U.S. Army Veteran who served in WWII. He retired from Ford Motor Company and was a member of the Winton Mason Lodge #612. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed growing roses for his lovely wife. Elmer was also preceded in death by his son-in-law, Steve Copenhaver; four brothers, Steve, Roy, Harold D., and Nelson Eugene Webb; and three sisters, Nannie Fay Mays, Ida Mae Collins, and Phyllis Rose. Private services will be held with burial at Butler County Memorial Park. Webb Noonan Funeral Home (www.Webb-Noonan.com) is serving the family. Memorial contributions in Elmer's memory are suggested to Vitas-Hospice, 11500 North Lake Dr, Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45249.

{Published in the Hamilton Journal-News on 2/8/2007}


Tab WHITAKER, Arlie B., 77, of Lexington, KY, entered this life on March 14, 1931 in Letcher County, KY, the son of James and Cannie Ison Whitaker, both of whom preceded him in death. He was raised in Letcher County and was a graduate of Kingdom Come High School. He attended Lee Junior College and graduated from Morehead State University, and later received his Masters in Education from Indiana University. He was inducted into the United States Army on December 3, 1952, rising to the rank of Corporal during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on September 7, 1954, receiving the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He served in the Army Reserves until he was honorably discharged on December 1, 1960. Arlie married Sara Lee "Sally" Roberts on December 22, 1960, in Osgood, IN. They lived their adult lives in the Dupont community raising their three sons. He began his long career as an educator at the age of 18 in a one room school house in Kentucky. Arlie was licensed as an Elementary and High School Teacher, as well as, an Elementary, Junior High, and High School Principal. He taught a total of 42 years in various school corporations. Arlie was initiated into the Dupont Masonic Lodge #419, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, the Murat Shrine and invited into the 33rd degree. He also held membership in the Madison Lions Club and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Arlie died Tuesday, Octobre 21, 2008, at 3:10pm at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, KY. Arlie will be missed by his loving wife: Sara Lee "Sally" Roberts Whitaker of Wilmore, KY; his loving sons: Tony Whitaker & his wife: Julie of French Lick, IN; Todd Whitaker & his wife: Michelle of Tampa, FL; Tim Whitaker & his wife: Amy of Madison, IN; his adoring grandchildren Morgan, Hunter, Braden, Nicholas, Tucker & Ellie Sara; his loving sisters: Gladys Hogg, Florida; Renavae "Peg" Adams of Madison, IN; Pauline "Pod" Frazier of Dupont, IN; his lo ving brothers: Jim Whitaker & his wife: Wanda of Scottsburg, IN; Glen "Poss" Whitaker & his wife: Eileen of North Vernon, IN; Tom Whitaker & his wife: Marion of Calhoun, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents: James & Cannie Ison Whitaker; his brothers: Venon, Vernon, Ira & Steve Whitaker; his sisters: Chelsea Hogg, Evelee "Auntie" Morris, & Kate King. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 25, 2008, at 11am, by Chaplain Lieutenant John Rudd at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, IN. Interment will follow in the Dupont Cemetery in Dupont, IN, with full military honors conducted by the Fort Knox Ceremonial Unit and Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion. Friends may call Friday from 4-8pm and Saturday from 9am until time of the service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to Thomson- Hood Veterans Center Resident's Fund or the Alzheimer's Association. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences at morgan-nay.com .

{Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 10/24/2008}


Tab WHITAKER, Josie, Age 92, of Miamisburg, OH, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2007. Josie was born in Carbon Glow, Kentucky, on January 16, 1915, to the late Grant B. and Sara F. (Hampton) Blair. She was a member of the Mt. Olivet Regular Baptist Church in Blackey, KY. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Whitaker, Sr., (1971); her son Elmer Whitaker, Jr.; 6 brothers, Mander, Emmett, Byrd, Virgil, Lawrence, and Arnold Blair; and her sister, Doshie Littleton. She is survived by 2 sons, Billy R. (Betty) Whitaker of Miamisburg, OH and Joe (Janice) Whitaker of Sebring, FL; her daughter, Cora Sue (Paul) Caudill of Miamisburg, OH; 9 Grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; and her sister, Myrtle Blair of Jeremiah, KY. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday February 20, 2007 at the Dalton Funeral Home, Corner of State Route 4 & Weaver Rd., Germantown, OH, where the Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, with Pastor Elwood Cornett and Pastor Jim T. Caudill officiating. A Graveside Committal Service will follow at Springboro Cemetery with Pastor Boyd Carmack officiating.

{Published in the Dayton Daily News on 2/19/2007}


Tab WHITAKER, Sr., Walter E., 94, Xenia, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Hospitality Home East. He was born February 2, 1912 in Blackey, Kentucky the son of Pryor Mason Whitaker and Rhoda Hall Whitaker. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Walter E. ( Mirian ) Whitaker Jr., Xenia, and a grandson, Walter E. Whitaker III, Riverside, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Polly ( Hall ) Whitaker, August 25, 1997. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Neeld Funeral Home in charge of services.

{Posted in the Fairborn Daily Herald on Tuesday, March 14, 2006}


Tab WHITE, Gene Willis, 81, of Mesa, AZ passed away on 7/28/2014. Gene was born in Dunham, KY on 9/15/1932 to parents Ernest and Louise White. He grew up in Jenkins, KY where he attended high school and played trombone in the band. Gene graduated from Ohio State University with a BS degree in 1959. He was a science teacher, served in the army, worked in retail sales, and finally began the career he loved most-35 years of leather crafting at flea markets and craft shows. Gene and Mary were married in 1979 and spent 34 wonderful years together and between them had seven children. Gene was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Gene was a member of Apache Wells Community Church and enjoyed serving with Call to Care. He was a gentle man with a wonderful sense of humor and quick wit. He loved reading and fishing and was a talented leather crafter. Gene is survived by wife, Mary White; brother, Ivan (Cathy) White of Galena, OH; sisters, Donna Wyatt of Pikeville, KY, Janet Stock of Westerville, OH, children: Steve (Sharon) White of New Albany, Launia (Yvonne) White of Yulee, FL, Brian (Felicia) White of Howard, OH, Kirk (Karen) Milewski, Dwayne (Melissa) Milewski both of Mesa, AZ, Vincent (Sheila) Milewski of East Liverpool, OH, Tammy Milewski of FL; Niece, Dawn (Randy) McCoy; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and many wonderful friends. Preceded in death by parents Ernest and Louise White; second wife Betty White; siblings Frank White, Barbara Stock, and Ernest White; and great-granddaughter Shyanne. A Memorial service will be held at Apache Wells Community Church, 2115 North Gayridge Rd., Mesa, AZ 85215 on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 10 a.m.

{Published in The Columbus Dispatch on August 2, 2014}


Tab WILLIAMS, Henry Clayton, age 78, of Salyersville, KY, passed away June 16, 2010 at his residence. Clayton was born June 25, 1931 in Letcher County, KY, to the Late Albert L. Williams and the Late Nora Hensley. Clayton was united in marriage to the Late Gretta Rowland Williams. Clayton is survived by Two Sons: Henry Clay "Butch" Williams of Oil Springs, Ky., and Timothy Allen Williams of Salyersville, Ky.; Two Daughters: Janet Hensley and Tammy Roark both of Salyersville, Ky.; One Brother: James Williams of Marion, Ohio and Three Sisters: Ola May Conley, Emogene Puckett and Helen Williams all of Salyersville, Ky. Clayton is also survived by Sixteen Grandchildren and Thirty Great Grandchildren. Along with his wife and parents Clayton is preceded in death by Three Sons: Michael Eugene Williams, Randall Keith Williams and Terry Lee Williams; Three Brothers: Edgar Williams, Walter Williams and Lacy Williams; Three Sisters: Eunice Salyers, Irene Penix and Eva Williams and One Grandson: Donnie Edward Fletcher. Funeral services for Henry Clayton Williams will take place on Sunday, June 20,2010 at 2:00 P.M. from the First Community Baptist Church with Lindsey Meade and Wayne Meade Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at the Williams-Reed Cemetery in Gifford, Ky. Friends may call The Magoffin County Funeral Home after 6:00 P.M. Thursday, all day Friday and at the church after 5:00 P.M. Saturday.


Tab WILLIAMS, Robert Leverne, 89, died Tuesday April 7, 2009 at the Forum at Brookside. He was a native of Whitesburg, KY. Mr. Williams was a staff sergeant in the last horseback division of the 1st Calvary during World War II, serving from 1941-45. He was a retired industrial engineer from the Chevron Oil Co. and a member of the Middletown VFW Post1170 and Trinity Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, the former Dorothy Inez Blair; his daughter, Sheila Huff (Billy Charles) and grandson Joshua Blake Williams Huff (Stephanie Rae). Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Pearson Ratterman Bros., 12900 Shelbyville with entombment in Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contribution to either Trinity Presb. Church Memorial Fund or the Secret Heart Fund at Sacred Heart Academy.

{Published in The Courier-Journal on 4/9/2009}


Tab WOLFE, Amanda Judith "Judy", 61, of Grove City, passed away suddenly Monday, March 13, 2006 at Mt. Carmel West Hospital. She was born June 23, 1944 in Eolia, Ky., the daughter of the late Cecil and Doris (Bach) Eason. In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by her brother Kenny Eason. Judy was an extraordinary lady, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who led a loving and compassionate life. She was a successful real estate agent in the Grove City community with over 25 years of dedicated service with Caldwell Banker/King Thompson. She was a proud member of the $25 Million Club and she attained top 10% gross commission income nationwide for the company. Alongside her husband, Judy was the owner and operator of Wolfe Enterprizes. No matter what the task was, Judy always gave whole heartedly of her time, talents and wisdom. Judy was purely and unselfishly devoted to her family and their well being. Her dear grandsons were truly the light of her life and she will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Judy leaves behind a legacy of compassion and caring. Family who will miss her dearly include her beloved husband of 44 years, Ron Wolfe; loving sons, Doug (Debbie) Wolfe and Jamie Wolfe; precious grandchildren, Douglas Everett and Nickolas Patrick Wolfe; brothers, Ray (Connie) Eason and Sam Eason; sister, Lana Jo Grimes; mother-in-law, Dorothy Wolfe; and countless friends. Calling hours 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the SCHOEDINGER NORRIS CHAPEL, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, where her funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2006 with Rev. Andrew Hoover officiating. Burial will follow at Concord Cemetery.

{Published in The Columbus Dispatch on 3/14/2006}


Tab WORKMAN, Lorraine, age 86 of Franklin, Ohio passed away Saturday, August 8, 2009 at Atrium Medical Center. She was born July 10, 1923 in Blackey, KY the daughter of John and Maggie Marshall. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Weldon; three brothers, two sisters, and one grandchild. She is survived by her children, June Lakes, Weldon Workman Jr., Patricia Leonard, Linda Roberts, and John Workman. She is also survived by three sisters, twelve grandchildren, and sixteen great grandchildren. Funeral service will be Monday, August 10, 2009 at 1:00 pm at Anderson Funeral Home (Franklin) visitation will be from 12 until time of service (www.anderson-fh.com). Burial will be in Woodhill Cemetery.

{Published in The Middletown Journal on 8/9/2009}


Tab WRIGHT, Draxie Irene (Anderson), age 89 of Jenkins, Kentucky passed away Friday, December 31, 2010, at her home. Draxie was born April 7, 1921 in Letcher County, Kentucky to the late John L. and Mary Little Anderson. Draxie is survived by one son Gary Sowards of Paintsville, Kentucky, three daughters Eddie Kay Charles of Pikeville, Kentucky, Teresa Ann Branham of Elkhorn Creek, Kentucky and Brenda Sue Wright of Robinson Creek, Kentucky, one sister Charlcia Anderson of Dorton, Kentucky, 8 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren. In addition to her parents Draxie is preceded in death by her husband Jim Wright, one son Steven Wright, one brother Burl Anderson, six sisters Lacy Blackburn, Lillie Wilson, Della Whitaker, Nellie Gibson, June Tackett and Beulah Keeton. Funeral Services for Draxie Irene Wright will be held 11 A.M. Tuesday, January 4, 2011, from the Glory Bound Freewill Baptist Church at Ashcamp, Kentucky with burial to follow in the Anderson Cemetery at Forest Hills, Kentucky. Ministers Officiating will be Homer Lee Mullins and Randy Standifur. Friends may call at the church after 6 P.M. Sunday, January 2, 2011, and all day Monday, January 3, 2011, and anytime prior to funeral services Tuesday. Arrangements are under the direction of the Magoffin County Funeral Home of Salyersville, Kentucky .


Tab WRIGHT, Jr., James W., age 82, of Franklin, OH; died Monday December 8, 2008, at his residence. James was born in Letcher County, KY, on July 6, 1926, to Walter and Gustava (Jenia) Wright. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Navy for 3 years and was retired from Armco Steel in 1985 following 35 years of service. James is survived by his wife of 58½ years Billie (Justice) Wright; 2 children Larry Wright of Carlisle and Tricia Elam of Middletown; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; and numerous cousins. Funeral services are Thursday December 11, 2008, at 1pm at Anderson Funeral Home 40 N. Main Springboro, OH. Burial will be in Woodhill Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7pm at the funeral home. The family would like to express their sincere thanks Hospice of Middletown and Franklin Ridge for their excellent care and support. Please visit www.anderson-fh.com to sign the family guest book.

{Published in The Middletown Journal on 12/10/2008}


Tab ZABELL, Mable Helena, 94, widow of Ben Zabell, died Tuesday Born in Eolia, KY, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Arah Boggs. Survivors are two daughters, Patricia L. Carpenter, and Jeanine Logan, both of Danville; a son, Tony Abshire, Talent, OR; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be at a later date. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main St. is in charge of arrangements.

{Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on 5/27/2009}


Tab ZUMSTEIN, Herbert E., 81, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2009 at his home with his family by his side. He was retired from Carpenters Local Union #64, an Army veteran, a member of American Legion Post #777 in Indianapolis and a member of St. John Catholic Church in Starlight. Herbert was born March 31, 1928 in Seco, KY, to the late Oscar and Artie (Barron) Zumstein. He is also preceded in death by his brothers, John and Harold Zumstein and his sons-in-law Michael Heltzel and George T. Fisher. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Colette C. (Boesing) Zumstein; sons, Kenneth and his wife, Linda of Bargersville, IN, Alan and his wife, Lisa of Lexington, KY and Everett and his wife, Shellie, of Floyds Knobs, IN; daughters, Shirley Zumstein, of Floyds Knobs, Barbara Howard and her husband, Steve, of Durham, NC, Millie Zumstein and her friend Steve Adams of Edwardsville, IN, Helen Bierly of Salem, IN, Marleen Bostock and her husband, Greg, of Floyds Knobs, Becky Book and her husband, Joe, of Starlight and Monica Zumstein of Floyds Knobs; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be noon-8 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2009 at Generations Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, IN). His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Starlight with private burial in Wright Cemetery in Whitaker, KY. Memorial contributions may be made to Victory Junction Gang Kids Camp or Hosparus - the Community Hospice of Southern Indiana. Condolences to the family may be made online at: www.generationsfuneralhome.com .

{Published in The Courier-Journal on 6/29/2009}




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