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Lincoln County, KY Obituaries File #65

 Submitted By:  Carole French DiSanto  

Reminder; all obituaries are for personal use only and may not be sold for personal gain, or published without the permission from the Newspaper.    

ADAMS, Alice Snowden ANDERSON, Anna M. Leigh

BAKER, Jimmy Lee, Sr.

BARNES, Lena M. Sims BECKLEY, Suneil Cooper BLACKMAN, Nancy K. Peavyhouse
BOWMAN, James BROWN, Betty Ann

CALDWELL, Frances Rankin

DAY, Bertha E. Massie DURHAM, Patricia Chumbley DYE, Florence Brummett Siler
DYE, James Elbert ELDER, Leslie Ray

ELLIS, Kenneth Lee

EOFF, Alpha Adams EVERSOLE, Estill GABRIEL, Jean King
GERKEY, Mayme M. Mason GIVENS, Gregg Leshawn


GRAY, Clara Shearer HAGER, Greg HAMPTON, Hazel M. Coffman
HARRIS, Mary E. Cash HAZLETT, Amy VonLinger

HOGUE, Margaret Smith

HOLDEN, James Michael HUNT, Sandi Markham IRVIN, Roger Dale, Sr.
JOHNSON, Edith Forester JONES, Marvin Thomas


MASON, Louise Releford McCOY, Raymond Aldin MILLER, Ruth L. Simison
MORGAN, Dewey NUNNELLEY, Carolyn Rakes

O’CONNER, James Richard

PEAVYHOUSE, Mary E. Brock POTTS, William Clinton REED, Robert Lee
SAYLOR, David Jay  SAYLOR, Eli

SLUSHER, Joseph T.

SMITH, Anna J. Minks VANHOOK, Jewell Leece WALLIN, Louis
WALLS, Lona M. Richards WANNERBAKER, Virginia Hamilton

WHITEHEAD, Alice Howard

WILSON, David Ray YOUNG, Christine


Sunday, January 20, 2008 – Eldorado New-Times


ADAMS, Alice M. Snowden

September 21, 1917 – January 18, 2008

Alice Marie Snowden Adams, 90, of El Dorado, died on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008 at Hudson Nursing Home following a long illness.

Born in a log cabin on Sept. 21, 1917, in Lincoln County, Ky., she was the daughter of a skilled carpenter and minister, the Rev. Charles Irvin Snowden and Bertie Fleming Snowden. Alice grew up near Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Prior to her leaving in 1937 for Anderson College in Anderson, Ind., she had taught Sunday School at the age of 12, and became superintendent of Sunday School at age 16 in a church with a membership of 500. She traveled with her brother, Roscoe, singing in various churches. She was a sharp fashion designer and dresser, and worked for a major Louisville department store. Through the years she directed school and church choirs, worked with children and directed plays. Before her retirement she was an interior design consultant in Sarasota, Fla.

Alice was a homemaker, an excellent seamstress and a devoted mother and a creative minister’s wife. She co-pastored with her husband of 69 years, the Rev. Robert Alex Adams, in the states of Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Alabama. She was a lifelong member of the Women of the Church of God.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Ruth Snowden Watts, all of Kentucky; and great-granddaughter Avery Brooke Markovich of Indiana.

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Robert Alex Adams of El Dorado; a brother, the Rev. Roscoe Snowden of Anderson; and three children, Robert Allen Adams and his wife, Ruth Fraysur Adams, of Henderson, Nev., a daughter, Marilyn Sue Grubbs and her husband, Perry, of Okolona, Miss., and a son, Charles Douglas Adams of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

She is also survived by four grandchildren, Frances Marie Adams Almeido and her husband, Patrick, of Henderson, Reagan Scott Grubbs and his wife, Andrea, of Anderson, Aleesha Quay Grubbs Ball and her husband, William Hudson Ball III, of Carlsbad, Calif., and Alexander Snowden Sterling Grubbs of Lake Wales, Fla. There are five surviving great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; one nephew, Joe Snowden and his wife, Jane, of Clearwater, Fla.; and three nieces, Pat Watts of Lexington, Ky., Kay Watts of Casselberry, Fla., and Juanita Watts Walker and her husband, Richard, of Granville, Ohio. An online registry is available at



Friday, May 08, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

ANDERSON, Anna M. Leigh
December 31, 1934 – May 05, 2009

WAYNESBURG - Anna Marie Anderson, 74, of St. Bernard, Ohio, died Tuesday.

Born Dec. 31, 1934, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Etta Williams Leigh. She was a homemaker and a member of New Life Church of God in Waynesburg.

Survivors include her husband, Rue Anderson of Eubank; three sons, Donald Anderson of Addyston, Ohio, Ronald Anderson of Norwood, Ohio, and Larry Anderson of St. Bernard; a daughter, Sherry Nelson of Cincinnati; nine grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in McKinney Cemetery in Eubank.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home.




Sunday, April 12, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger  

BAKER, Jimmy Lee, Sr.
December 29, 1945 – April 08, 2009

CRAB ORCHARD - Mr. Jimmy Lee Baker Sr., 63, of Crab Orchard, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital in Harrodsburg.

Jimmy was born in Lincoln County on December 29, 1945. He was the son of the late Earl and Virginia Ledford Baker.

Survivors include four daughters, Regina Fay Smith and husband Donelle of Stanford, Sonya Gale Baker of Harrodsburg, Melissa Stringfield and husband Brian of Harrodsburg, and Desria Irvin and husband Travis of Burgin; a son, Jimmy Lee Baker Jr. and wife Novella of Stanford; two brothers, Dennis Baker of Crab Orchard and Earl Baker of Nicholasville; a sister, Doris Elaine Baker of Waco; 19 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by a son, Steven Lynn Baker.

Funeral Services will be 12 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Donnie Irvin officiating. Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery with military rites by Caswell Saufley American Legion Post 18 of Stanford.


Friday, April 17, 2009 – Interior Journal

BARNES, Lena M. Sims

September 28, 1909 – April 08, 2009

Lena May Sims Barnes, 99, of Science Hill, died Wednesday, April 8 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.

A native of Somerset, she was born Sept. 28, 1909, to the late William Daniel and Effie Caldwell Sims. She was a homemaker, attended Camp Ground Baptist Church and the widow of Darwin Barnes. When she could no longer attend services at church, she enjoyed visiting with the church members at her home.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Walter, Roy and Lawrence Sims; one sister, Dolly Eastham; and four children, who died in infancy.

Survivors include one brother, Clarence L. Sims of Kings Mountain; one sister, Katha Rena Schnitzler of Danville; sister-in-law, Maxine Sims; nephews, Randy and Mona Sims, Jimmy and Juan Sims, Danny Sims, Bobby and Joan Sims, Roger and Faye Schnitzler, Billy and Becky Schnitzler, their families, many cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today (April 10) at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bros. Albert McKinney and Gerald Ashley officiating. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery in Waynesburg.



Monday, April 20, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

BECKLEY, Suneil Cooper
April 11, 1930 – April 13, 2009

BOILING SPRING LAKES, N.C. - Suneil Cooper Beckley, 79, of Boiling Spring Lakes, N.C., passed away on April 13 after a valiant 10-year battle with malignant melanoma.

Born April 11, 1930, in Stanford, Ky., she was the daughter of Ethel Mae and Wesley Armstrong Cooper.

She was a friend to all who met her and was an active member of her local Red Hat Society, Shallotte Women's Bowling League, a Mahjong club and several bridge clubs. During their 51 years of marriage, Suneil and Don lived in New York, New Hampshire, Maryland, Ohio and England. They enjoyed traveling to Europe and across America on many adventures.

Survivors include her loving husband of 51 years, R. Donald Beckley; daughter, Donna Galanti (Michael), and grandson, Joshua Cooper Galanti, of Doylestown, Pennsylvania; a brother, Chester Cooper, and wife Ruby; three special nephews, Mark and Mike Whitler and Jerry Cooper; and many beloved cousins.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at McCormack's Church, Ky. Hwy. 194 and Moore's Lane, Stanford, Ky., followed by a personal remembrance reception at the church.


November 28, 2008 – The Cullman Times, Alabama

BLACKMAN, Nancy K. Peavyhouse

January 31, 1923 – November 26, 2008

Funeral services for Nancy Katherine “Kathy” Blackman, 85, of Vinemont, will be held on Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church. Interment will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville with a 2 p.m. graveside service. Rev. C.J. Cobb will officiate and Mrs. Blackman will lie-in-state at the church one hour prior to service.

Moss-Service Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Blackman passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008 at her residence, surrounded by her family and loving caregivers of Southern Care Hospice. She was born on January 31, 1923 in Hustonville, Kentucky to George McHenry Peavyhouse  and Nannie E. Cooper Peavyhouse .

Kathy married Thomas Blackman in 1946 and they had two wonderful sons together. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; her only sibling, Mary Nettie Peavyhouse Dietze and one step-great-grandson, Joseph William Knight.

Survivors include two Sons, William Mack (Melinda) Blackman; Phillip Joseph (Jan) Blackman; nine Grandchildren, Joseph, Ryan, Rebecca, James, Michael, Christopher, Leland, Daisy and Sharon Blackman; four step-grandchildren, Donnie (Paula) McPherson, Rachel (Kevin) Martin; Margaret-Ann Thomas and Jennifer (John) Knight; and twelve step-great-grandchildren.

The visitation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008 from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

The pallbearers will be the grandsons. Kathy was loved and will be greatly missed.


Wednesday, April 29, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

January 25, 1947 – April 27, 2009

CRAB ORCHARD - James "Jim" Bowman, 62, of Crab Orchard passed away Monday, April 27, 2009. He was husband of Edna "Eddie" (Baker) Bowman, whom he married on July 10, 1992. Jim was born in Berea on Jan. 25, 1947, to Perry and the late Virgie (McKnight) Bowman.

Survivors include his wife; father, Perry Bowman of Mt. Vernon; daughter, Renee Bowman Turner of Brodhead; six very special step-children Tina Goff of Crab Orchard, Gary (Anna) Smith of Crab Orchard, Michael "George" (Tina) Smith of Crab Orchard, Tim (Stacey) Smith of Crab Orchard, Tammy (Roger) Brock of Brodhead and Eric (Christy) Smith of Somerset; sister, Shelby Casler of Ocala, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren ;and four nephews, Brian, Darryl, Craig and Kevin Coffey.

Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Virgie Bowman; two daughters, Kelly and Stacey Bowman; and two Grandchildren, Michelle and Brandon Smith

Pallbearers will be Luke and Michael Smith, Jordan Brock, Brian Swinney, Freddie Mullins and Larry McKnight. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Reynolds and Bill Turner.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Thad Eubank and Brother Jerry Owens officiating. Burial is at Wilmot Cemetery.



Friday,  April 24, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

BROWN, Betty Ann
June 20, 1934 – April 23, 2009

STANFORD - Betty Ann Brown, 74, of Stanford died Thursday.

Born June 20, 1934, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late George and Othello Parrish Brown. She was retired from Decco-Art and a member of Greater Bethel AME Church.

Survivors include five children, Ronnie E. Brown, Rickie W. Brown, Timothy K. Coffey, Shawn P. Brown and Bridgett L. Harris; nine grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and siblings George, William and David Brown, and Shirley Harper.

A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Greater Bethel AME Church. Burial in Danville Memorial Gardens.

Fox Funeral Home is in charge.



Thursday, October 23, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger  

CALDWELL, Frances Rankin

June 25, 1917 – October 21, 2008  

Frances Rankin Evans Caldwell, 91, formerly of Larrimore Lane, Danville, died October 21, 2008.

She was the widow of Welsh Evans and Alvis “Hop” Caldwell. Born June 25, 1917 in Stanford, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Clarence Lee and Eva Alice Chrisman Rankin.

She was retired from Cricketeer and a member of Centenary United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: one brother, Clarence Lee (Ethel) Rankin of Stanford, one sister Lucille Kirkpatrick of Moreland, and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by brothers, George and Raymond Rankin and sisters, Elizabeth Greer, Margaret Edwards and Mildred Hester.

A graveside service was held Friday, October 24, at 3:30 pm at Hillcrest Cemetery with Rev. Quentin Scholtz. 



Sunday, April 19, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger 

DAY, Bertha Edna Massie
March 28, 1924 – April 18, 2009

CRAB ORCHARD - Bertha Edna Massie Day, 85, died Saturday April 18, 2009. She was the wife of Homer Day Sr., whom she married April 11, 2005.

Born March 28, 1924, in Honaker, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Maudie Street Massie. She was a retired seamstress from Palm Beach Clothing Co. and a member of Dix River Church of Christ.

In addition to her husband, survivors include three sons, Truman, McDonald and Larry Bottoms; nine step-children, Shirley Masters, Jerry Day, Juanita Rowe, Brenda Callahan, Glenn Day, Homer Day, Harry Helton, Doris Jean Gross and Kay Bradshaw; one sister, Mae Bottoms; eight grandchildren; 19 step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and 22 step-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by two former husbands, A.J. Bottoms on June 27, 1955, and Forest Helton on April 6, 1995.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Virgil Horseman and Maj. David Andrew Bottoms officiating. Burial will be in Dix River Church of Christ Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Truman Bottoms, Tim Sutherland, Jack Abshire, Homer Day Jr., Teddy Day and Mark Rowe



Thursday, April 09, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

DURHAM, Patricia Chumbley
December 03, 1946 – April 08, 2009

STANFORD - Patricia Ann Chumbley Durham, 62, of Tick Ridge Road, Waynesburg, died Wednesday.

Born Dec. 3, 1946, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Ray and Mildred Ballard Chumbley. Pat was a former bus driver for Lincoln County and a member of Waynesburg Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Earl Durham; a son, Brian Durham of Lexington; a daughter, Tina Bailey of Waynesburg; a brother, Kenneth Chumbley of Glasgow; and five grandchildren. Burial in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Fox Funeral Home.


July 06, 2006 – The Marion Star, Marion, OH

DYE, Florence L. Brummett Siler

April 13, 1924 – July 02, 2006

MARION - Florence L. Dye, age 82, of Marion, went to be with the Lord at 5:50 p.m. Sunday, July 2, 2006.

Born April 13, 1924, in Stanford, Ky., she was the raised and adopted by the  late Eldon B. and Nellie (Woods) Siler. Daughter of William Henry Brummett and Ida M. Pollard.

On Dec. 12, 1945, she married George Dye, who preceded her in death on Oct. 26, 2005.

She was a homemaker and a resident of Marion for over 60 years. Before that, she lived in Stanford, Ky. She was also a member of the Richland Road Church of Christ.

She is survived by a daughter, Betty (Cliff) Evans of Marion; three sons, David (Taunda) Dye, Ples (Sandy) Dye and Dale (Lorie) Dye, all of Marion; nine grandchildren, Jay (Cindy) Wood, Jamie (Jennifer) Wood, Jeremy (Jen) Wood, Farrah (Craig Bringhan) Dye, Diana Dye, Samantha Evans, Chris Evans, Adam White and Gary White; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Bessie Knickrhm, Martha Reece and Georgia (Elton) Timmons; three brothers-in-law, John (Grace) Dye, Arlen (Jewel) Dye and Roy (Carolyn) Dye; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Bertha Hunt, Ally Johnson, Catherine Brummett and Margaret Hoagland; four brothers, Jasper and Henry Siler and Ab and Jay Brummett; and one great-grandson, Jacob Wood.

Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2006, at the Richland Road Church of Christ with ministers Matt Dahm and Dave Gladwell officiating. Burial will be at Marion Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, July 6, 2006, at Boyd Funeral Home.



Sunday August 03, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger  

DYE, James Elbert “Buddy”

April 23, 1934 – August 01, 2008

James Elbert "Buddy" Dye, 74, of Stanford died Friday at Fort Logan Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Ramsey Funeral Home.    Birth Index has mother as Pina Clarhaton . He was born in Marion County Kentucky.


Thursday, April 30, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

ELDER, Leslie Ray

June 21, 1933 – April 29, 2009

Leslie Ray Elder, 75, of Danville passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

Born Wednesday, June 21, 1933, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Otis and Pearl Maupin Elder. He worked 25 years at Tripletts Farm Service and was a mechanic and former owner of Elder Farm Service. Mr. Elder was an Army veteran. He enjoyed fishing and watching television, particularly UK sports.

Survivors include his dear wife, Barbara Davis Elder of Danville, whom he wed April 23, 1954; a son, Leslie Paul Elder of Danville; brothers, Hubert Elder of Junction City, Clysten Elder of Danville and Melvin Elder of Burgin; a sister, Lena Cross of Danville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers, Delbert, Richard and Jim Elder; and a sister, Ruth Wilson.

An Appreciation of Life service will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2009, at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home with Dr. Tim Mathis officiating. Burial will follow in Danville Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be his nephews.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

ELLIS, Kenneth Lee
April 11 , 1933 – April 19, 2009

MORELAND - Kenneth Lee Ellis, 76, of Maxey Valley died Sunday.

Born April 11, 1933, he was the son of the late Lee and Ethel Simpson Ellis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ova Mae Crowe Ellis.

Survivors include a son, Jimmie Lewis Ellis, and a daughter, Barbara Southerland, both of Maxey Valley; a brother, Eugene (Barbara) Ellis of Danville; two sisters, Shearleen Green of Danville and Linda (Donald) Austin of Liberty; friend and caregiver, Nona Carey of Hustonville; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home, with burial in Hustonville Cemetery.


Thursday, April 23, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

EOFF, Alpha Adams
September 07, 1918 – April 22, 2009

EUBANK - Alpha Adams Eoff died Wednesday.

Born Saturday, Sept. 7, 1918, in Letcher County, she was the daughter of the late William and Fannie Adams. She was a homemaker and the widow of Everett Eoff

Survivors include her daughter, Fanny Warren of Eubank; a granddaughter, Tiffany Ann Warren; and a niece and nephew, Pam Blair and Daniel Craft, both of Jeremiah.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home, Waynesburg, by Bro. Carson Atwood. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.



Tuesday, April 21, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

April 15, 1920 – April 19, 2009

STANFORD - Estill Eversole, 89, of Stanford died Sunday at Fort Logan Hospital.

Born April 15, 1920, in Perry County, he was a son of the late Joe and Isabele Eversole and the widower of Georgia Wells Eversole. He was a highly decorated World War II Army infantry veteran, having served in the European Theater as a machine-gunner. He also was a coal miner for 25 years, a farmer and a member of Stanford Church of Christ.

Survivors include three sons, Estill Eversole Jr. (Phyllis Ann) of Wauchula, Fla., R.J. Eversole of Hazard, Ky., and Larry Eversole (Margaret) of Hustonville; a daughter, Anna B. Sego (Steve) of Stanford; three brothers, Jesse James Eversole and Harold Eversole, both of Hazard, and Joe Eversole Jr., of Beaver Dam, Ky.; four sisters, Nora Rakel of Cincinnati, Ohio, Martha Jackson of Pennsylvania, Virginia Henson of Lexington, Ky., and Irene Smith of Perry County, Ky.; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

The service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Louis Hammonds and Rick Estes officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery, with military rites by Caswell Saufley Post 18 of the American Legion.



Wednesday, October 29, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

GABRIEL, Jean King
March 29, 1946 – October 27, 2008

STANFORD - Jean King Gabriel, 62, of Stanford died Monday at her home.

Born March 29, 1946, in New York, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Edward and Ida Julmy King. She was a bookkeeper.

Survivors include her husband, Marty Gabriel of Stanford. Services are private.


Monday, April 13, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

GERKEY, Mayme M. Mason
April 08 1927 – April 10, 2009

STANFORD - Mayme Marie Gerkey, 82, died Friday.

Born April 8, 1927, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Celia Routin Mason. She was the widow of Carroll E. Gerkey.

Survivors include sons, Carroll E. Gerkey, Ovid R. Gerkey, David Gerkey, Ralph E. Gerkey, Harold Gerkey and Ricky Gerkey; daughters, Mary Yocum, Linda Smith, Ruth Folger and Phyllis Caudill; a brother, Millard Mason; sisters, Oritha Bunch and Elsie Terry; 28 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Services are 2 p.m. today at Mount Moriah Christian Church. Burial at Mount Moriah Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Fox Funeral Home.


Friday, April 10, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

GIVENS, Gregg Leshawn
September 05, 1968 – April 08, 2009

Gregg Leshawn Givens, 40, of Stanford died Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Sept. 5, 1968, in Stanford, he was a son of Mrs. Sara Givens and the late Mr. Shirley Greene Givens. Gregg was a member of Boneyville Baptist Church. He graduated from Lincoln County High School in 1987 and attended the Rets Electronic School in Louisville, Ky. He also was a former employee of American Greetings Corp. of Danville, Ky.

Survivors include his mother, Sara Givens of Stanford; two brothers, Eric (DeAndrea) Givens of Louisville, Ky., and Kelvin (Anita) Givens of Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister, Dionne Givens of Stanford, Ky.; grandmothers, Mrs. Louise Brown and Mrs. Laura Stewart, both of Stanford; his special caretakers, Barthenia Brown, Brenda Logan Cofer and Deborah Moran; a special uncle, Mr. Boney Sylvester Simpson; a special little cousin, Alexis Brown; special nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and a host of special friends.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Boneyville Baptist Church officiated by Elder Robert Coulter Jr., Elder Chris Simpson and Elder Oliver Miller. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Boneyville Baptist Church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Smith-Jackson Funeral Home, Danville, Ky.


Friday, April 10, 2009 – Interior Journal


December 24, 1923 – March 30, 2009

Coyt Goodin, 85, of Waynesburg, died Monday, March 30 at his residence.

A native of Corbin, he was born Dec. 24, 1923, to the late George and Ida Peace Goodin. He was a retired truck driver for Dixie Ohio Trucking Company and a member of Corinth Baptist Church.

He was also preceded in death by two sons, Ronnie and Mark Goodin; one stepson, Terry Ray Claunch; four brothers, Lonzo Goodin, A.T. Goodin, H.B. Goodin and Amos Goodin; and one sister, Mossielee Simmons.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Goodin; two sons, Coyt Goodin Jr. and Larry Goodin; two daughters, Donna Goodin and Debbie Merkt; three stepdaughters, Joyce Poalello, Helen Buress and Cindy Wood; two brothers, Fessor Goodin and Maleum Goodin; three sisters, Marie Scalf, Audie O'Nan and Imogene Alsip; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services were April 4 at the Morris & Hislope Funeral Home in Science Hill with Bro. Michael Robinson officiating . Burial was in Double Springs Cemetery in Waynesburg.


Wednesday, April 08, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

GRAY, Clara Shearer
April 25, 1984 – April 05, 2009

WAYNESBURG - Clara Lee Shearer-Gray, 24, of Waynesburg died Sunday.

Born April 25, 1984, in Lexington, she was a daughter of James "Big Jim" Hubert and Carol Ann Yentz Shearer of Waynesburg.

Survivors include her husband, Mark Edward Gray of Boyle County; her sons, Joseph and Jacob Goins of Indiana; a brother, "Little" Jimmy Shearer of Waynesburg; and her mother-in-law, Brenda Baker of Danville.

An Appreciation of Life service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by Bro. Lester Bentley, with burial to follow in Double Springs Cemetery.


Sunday, May 10, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

March 03, 1978 – May 06, 2009

STANFORD - Greg Hager, 31, died Wednesday due to injuries he sustained in a vehicular accident.

He was born Friday, March 3, 1978, in Detroit, Mich., to the late Jackie Lee Hager and Linda Curry Hart. He was a laborer for Hayes Drilling Co., a member of 189 Laborer's Union, and a Baptist. Greg will be remembered for his love for Mercedes and Cadillacs, especially Seville Cadillacs.

He is survived by his mother, Linda Hart; and three brothers, Jackie Hager, Christopher Hager and Herbert Hager.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Fox Funeral Home, with burial in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Lexington Herald-Leader – Thursday May 07, 2009

Two people died Wednesday in Lincoln County after their car hydroplaned and collided with another vehicle, Lincoln County Sheriff Curt Folger said. The accident occurred about 5:30 p.m. on U.S. 27 at Hall's Gap, about 2 miles south of Stanford.

Folger said that a northbound Pontiac Grand Am hydroplaned on a puddle of water as it came down Hall's Gap Hill. The Grand Am collided with a southbound Toyota Tacoma. The driver of the Pontiac, Wanda Nance, 29, was dead on arrival at Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford, the sheriff said. A passenger in the car, Greg Hager, 31, died at the scene. A puppy in the car also died. Nance had a Michigan driver's license, but she and Hager were thought to be living in the Highland area of Lincoln County, Folger said. Everyone involved in the accident was wearing a seat belt, he said. [ Rest of article omitted for privacy.]


Friday, April 3, 2009- Advocate-Messenger

HAMPTON, Hazel M. Coffman
October 22, 1918 – April 01, 2009

Hazel Marie Coffman Hampton, 90, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at her residence.

Born Oct. 22, 1918, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Ida Bell Lane Coffman. She was the widow of Jim Will Hampton, a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Run Baptist Church.

Survivors include six sons and daughters, Helen (Ernest) Baugh of Danville, Kenny (Connie) Hampton of Hustonville, Gene (Shon) Hampton of Lancaster, Ruth (Johnnie) Goodin of Stanford, Charlotte (Curtis) Wren of Parksville and Larry (Lisha) Hampton of Danville; a daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Hampton; two brothers, Kenneth (Ann) Coffman and Charlie Coffman; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, William Hampton, and a great-grandson, Joseph Fisher.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Run Baptist Church with the Rev. Earnest Fields Jr.

Visitation is after 5 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home and Family Center, Junction City.

The family requests memorial donations be made to Heritage Hospice or Pleasant Run Baptist Church Building Fund.


Friday, November 13, 1908 – Interior Journal

HARRIS, Mary E. Cash

October 20, 1878 – November 10, 1908

After a long illness Mrs. J Randolph Harris breathed her last at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. John F Cash Tuesday evening. The end came peacefully and just as the shades of night were coming on the spirit of the young wife and mother returned to the God Who gave it. Deceased is survived by her husband and little daughter her parents two sisters and a brother and for them unbounded sympathy is felt May they be given strength to bear their great burden and soon be made to fully realize that their loss is her eternal gain Mrs. Harris was fully prepared to meet her maker having many years ago put her trust in Him Who reigns above and since had lived devoted Christian life She was married 10 years ago to Mr. J Randolph Harris of Lancaster and their union had proven a most happy one It was blessed by the arrival of a little daughter who was christened Katherine and who has been the source of great happiness and comfort to them How sad it Is to think that the little thing will never fully know a mothers love and tender care But He moves in a mysterious way and will make provision for the motherless Mrs. Harris frequently talked of dying and admonished those who were at her bedside to so live as to meet her on the other shore where parting is no more and joy is eternal A large concourses of friends gathered at the Cash home yesterday morning at 10 o'clock and heard Rev H C Garrison of Danville preach a most excellent funeral ceremony. The burial followed in Buffalo cemetery and the mound that marks the resting place of the loving wife and tender mother was hidden by beautiful flowers brought by those who knew her and loved her. [Information obtained from Harris & Allied Families of Kentucky]


Friday,  April 24, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

HAZLETT, Amy VonLinger
January 19, 1929 – April 22, 2009

STANFORD - Amy Inease VonLinger Hazlett, 80, of Stanford died Wednesday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

Born Jan. 19, 1929, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late William Rudolph and Zelpha Ragle VonLinger. She was the widow of Jimmy Hazlett. She was a homemaker, a member of Blue Lick Baptist Church, an avid UK sports fan and a former member of Lincoln County Senior Citizens.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Wayne Hazlett (Dee) and William Albert Hazlett, both of Stanford; three daughters, Sandra Colleen Robbins (Chuck) of McKinney, Helen Ingram of Stanford and Amy Lou Stevens of Crab Orchard; a brother, Amos VonLinger of Stanford; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her Jack Russell C.J.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Holt officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.


Friday, May 08, 2009 – Interior Journal

HOGUE, Margaret Smith

November 26, 1928 – May 04, 2009

Margaret Smith Hogue, 80, of Adairsville, Ga., formerly of New Salem, died Monday, May 4.

A native of Lincoln County, she was born Nov. 26, 1928, to the late Elmer and Julia Estes Smith. She was a homemaker, member of Locust Grove Baptist Church and the widow of Joseph M. Hogue.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Ronnie L. Hogue; one great grand daughter, Kingston Cornett; and one son-in-law, King Rex.

Survivors include three sons, Phil (Claudia) Hogue of Taswell, Ind., and Verdon "Wess" (Sue) Hogue and Joseph Wade Hogue both of Adairsville, Ga.; three daughters, Nyletta (J.W.) Walls of New Salem and Franke Rex and Wanda Colleen (Kenneth) Campbell both of Adairsville, Ga.; one daughter-in-law, Edna Harlen of Adairsville; three brothers, James Smith of Hustonville, Charles Smith of Ratcliff and Hershel Smith of Indiana; one sister, Shelia Cason of Stanford; 15 grandchildren; and 31 great grand grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (May 7) at Locust Grove Baptist Church with Bro. John Dean officiating. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Ricky and Derek Walls, and Matt, Jason, John and Joey Hogue.

W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


February 03, 2009 – Lexington Herald – Leader 

HOLDEN, James Michael

July 25, 1972 – 31 Jan 2009 

STANFORD - James Michael Holden, 36, of Crab Orchard died Sat. Visit Wed, 5-9pm. Service 1pm Thursday at Spurlin Funeral Home.

Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 2/3/2009 



Wednesday, June 2, 2004 –Advocate-Messenger

HUNT, Sandi Markham

September 05, 1948 – June 01, 2004

LANCASTER - Sandi Hunt, 55, of Stanford, formerly of Lancaster, died Tuesday at her home.

Born Sept. 5, 1948, in Huntsville, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Frances Markham. She was a retired accountant with LexMark.

Survivors include her husband, Bruce Hunt of Stanford; and her stepmother, Geraldine Markham of Huntsville.

No services are planned. Memorials may go to the American Heart Association.

Spurlin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Friday, April 17, 2009 – Interior Journal

IRVIN, Roger Dale, Sr.

August 03, 1957 – April 08, 2009

Roger Dale Irvin, Sr., 51, of Crab Orchard, died Wednesday, April 8 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington.

A native of Boyle County, he was born Aug. 3, 1957, to Iva Reynolds Irvin and the late Joe Irvin. He owned and operated Irvin Trucking.

He was also preceded in death by a son, David Wayne Irvin; two brothers, Terry and Tommy Irvin; and a sister, Betty Guinn.

Other survivors include his wife, Vicki Charlene Rogers Irvin of Crab Orchard; two sons, Roger Dale (Jennifer) Irvin, Jr. of London and Jason Howard (Amy) Baker of Shelbyville; daughter, Megan Leigh (Anthony) Noel of Crab Orchard; brother, Billy (Lynn) Irvin of Moreland; sisters, Joyce (Marion) Record of Perryville, Jean (Clyde) Moore of Junction City and Brenda (Bobby) Thompson of Moreland; seven grandchildren, Kaliegh "Possum", Logan, Tanner, Emma, Ellie, Trinity and Kaden "JoJo."

Visitation will be after 5:30 p.m. tonight (April 10) at Copper Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 11 at Copper Creek Missonary Baptist Church with Bro. Harvey Benne officiating Burial will be in Watson Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Roger Dale Irvin, Jr., Jason Baker, Dale Ware, Jimmy Middleton, Joe Baldwin and Jerry Walls. Honorary pallbearers will be Anthony Noel, Bobby Ashley, Joe Bunch, Keith Brent and Curt Smith.

McKnight Funeral Home of Crab Orchard is in charge of the arrangements.



March 20, 2006 – Lexington Herald-Leader  

JOHNSON, Edith Forester

July 05, 1911 – March 18, 2006

 Edith (Forester) Johnson was born at Faber, Whitley Co., KY on July 5, 1911, the daughter of James Elhanan Forester and Ida (Davis) Forester, and died at home on Mar. 18, 2006. She married Landmon R. Johnson on June 1, 1929.

Their surviving children are Carol (Johnson) Hicks Simmons, Hendersonville, NC, and Larry G. Johnson, Lexington, and grandchildren Lisa Johnson Howard, Diana Johnson, and Stacy Hicks, and great-grandchild Chloe Howard. She was predeceased by her husband, son Cloyd J. Johnson and daughter Linda Johnson Marshall, one child and two infants.

She was a lifelong, devout Southern Baptist and a member of the Miriam Rebekah Lodge. She was an excellent gardener, particularly of flowers and wildflowers. She taught food preservation courses in Flemingsburg during WWII. She had lived in Prestonsburg, Flemingsburg, Corbin and elsewhere in Kentucky . Visitation 5-9 Tues. and funeral 11:30 Wed. at Milward Funeral Home-Southland. Burial at Ephesus Church Cemetery near Crab Orchard.


Sunday, May 10, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

JONES, Marvin Thomas
February, 24, 1938 – May 07, 2009

CRAB ORCHARD - Marvin Thomas Jones, 71, of Yosemite passed away Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born February 24, 1938, in Pulaski County, Marvin was the son of the late Velt and Anna Petrey Jones. He was a member of Pleasant Point Baptist Church and a retired farmer who loved and cared for his wife and children.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Wanda Smith Jones; six children, Jerry, Kenneth, Timothy and Stephen Jones, Deborah Taylor and Sandra Blevins; four brothers, Melvin, Edward, Carl, and Jack Jones; four sisters, Christine Yocum, Lorene Dowell, Justine Tucker, and Mary Alice Goens; and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his twin sons, Keith and Marvin Jones; two sisters, Elizabeth and Freda Jones; and one brother, Oren V. Jones.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel with Bros. Wayne Stephens and Curtis Brock officiating. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.

Visitation is after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers include Justin Speake, Joshua Blevins, and Kevin, Kody, Kristopher, Mitch and Cole Jones. Honorary pallbearers include Ashley Blevins and Caleb Taylor.



November 22, 2004 – Advocate-Messenger  

            Kidwell, Elmer

September 14, 1927 – November 18, 2004  

Elmer Kidwell, 77, died Thurs., Nov. 18, 2004 at Berea Hospital. Born Sept. 14, 1927 in Rockcastle Co. Ky, son of Steven and Martha Wilmot Kidwell. Husband of Bernice Conn Kidwell.

Survivors include his wife, Bernice, two sons, Fred Kidwll of Lancaster and Larry Kidwell of Cooper Creek; five daughters, Phyllis Pingleton of Cooper Creek, Linda Brock of Brindle Ridge, Joce Leece of Copper Creek, Wanda Pettit of Crab Orchard and Rita Benge of Crab Orchard; a brother, Ellis Kidwell of Conway; two sisters, Marie McKnight of Conway and Ann Sears of Berea; 20 grandchildren; 20 grandchldren; and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son Gary Kidwell.

Service, 2 pm Sun., McKnight Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation, after 4:30 pm at funeral home. Burial at Wilmot Cemetery, Copper Creek, KY.

Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 11/20/2004.



Monday, March 16, 2009 – Interior Journal  

MASON, Louise Releford

June 15, 1934 – November 22, 2008

Louise (Releford) Mason, 74, of Morrow, Ohio, died Saturday Nov. 22, 2008, at home.

A native of Danville, she was born June 15, 1934 to Alberft C. and Susie M. (Dye) Releford.

Survivors include her husband Jack Mason, formerly of Stanford; a son, Timothy Mason of Trenton, Ohio; daughters, MaLinda (Brad) Rapier of Goshen, Ohio and Jackie Sue (Mark) Hagen of Middletown, Ohio; and one grandson, Matthew of Trenton, Ohio.

Funeral services were Tuesday Nov. 25, 2008, with burial in Deerfield Cemetery, South Lebanon, Ohio.

Vale-Hoskins Funeral Home of Morrow, Ohio was in charge.



December 26, 2004 – Lexington Herald-Leader  

McCOY, Raymond Aldin

July 19, 1928 - December 24, 2004  

LANCASTER - Raymond A. McCoy, 76, Crab Orchard Rd., died Fri., Dec. 24, 2004 at Fort Logan Hospital. Survived by wife, Hilda

Epperson McCoy. Arrangements are incomplete at Spurlin Funeral Home. Burial at Lancaster Cemetery.

Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 12/26/2004.




Friday, May 08, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

MILLER, Ruth L. Simison
November 27, 1934 – April 30, 2009

WAYNESBURG - Ruth Lavon Miller, 74, died Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio. (Medway, OH)

Born Nov. 27, 1934, in Spring Valley, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mable Rogers Simison. She was a medical assistant and the widow of John Paul Miller.

Survivors include her daughter, Tonya Hobbs of Nancy; a brother, Lee Simison of Washington Court House, Ohio; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Point Cemetery.

Visitation will be after noon Saturday at Pleasant Point Baptist Church in Kings Mountain.




November 09, 2004 – Lexington Herald- Leader 


January 10, 1913 – November 06, 2004 

Dewey Morgan, 91, died Sat. Nov. 6, 2004. Services, 11 am Wed., Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements, McKnight Funeral Home. Visit
Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 11/9/2004.

McKnight Funeral Home Notice: Mr. Dewey Morgan, age 91 of Owsley County Health Care Center, formerly of Crab Orchard, Kentucky, passed away, Saturday, November 06 2004 at the Manchester Memorial Hospital.

He was born January 10, 1913 in Leslie County. He was the son of the late John L. Morgan and Kizzie Slusher Morgan.

Survivors include: brother, Elmer Morgan of Washington, D. C., niece, Ann Tippit of Beech Grove, IN, niece, Rebecca Sue Morgan, nephews: Colin K. Harris & Marvin Morgan, Jr.

Graveside services 11 AM, Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery in Crab Orchard with Bro. Cecil

Roundtree officiating.



Friday, May 01, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger 

NUNNELLEY, Carolyn Rakes
May 28, 1921 – April 29, 2009

MORELAND - Carolyn Frances Rakes Nunnelley, 87, of Hustonville died Wednesday, April 29, 2009.

Born May 28, 1921, in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late James A. and Lelia Gibbons Rakes. She served the community as one of the first female school bus drivers in Lincoln County, a telephone operator of the Hustonville exchange, and as bookkeeper for several businesses in Hustonville. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos Nunnelley.

Survivors include her daughter, Beverley (John) Toombs of Moreland; two sisters, Dot (Charlie) Spears of Danville and Eydie (Gary) Sinkhorn of Parksville; three grandchildren, Leann (Jeff) Day of Winston-Salem, N.C., Gina (Brent) Hopper and Billy (Liz) Toombs, both of Lexington; and four great-grandchildren, Sam and John Day, and Jenna Raye and Laynie Hopper.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at New Hope Baptist Church by Bro. David Fralix, with burial in Hustonville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John and Billy Toombs, Brent Hopper and Jeff, Sam and John Day.


Tuesday, October 26, 1999 – Danville, Advocate- Messenger

O’CONNER, James Richard

April 26, 1944 – October 23, 1999
WAYNESBURG -- James Richard O'Conner, 55, of Clear Fork Branch Road, died Saturday at Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center in Somerset. Born April 26, 1944, in Cerro Gardo County, Iowa. He was a son of the late James H. and Irene Hanna O'Conner. He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Venoy O'Conner; two sons, Patrick S. O'Conner of Waynesburg and Shawn M. O'Conner of Candor, N.C.; two daughters, Tammy A. O'Conner of Somerset and Robin R. Sellers of Danville; a brother, Edward H. O'Conner of Fayetteville, N.C.; three sisters, Betty Shroder of Osceola, Iowa, Rose O'Conner of Forkland, Mo., and Nancy Slade of Graham, Wash.; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant son and a daughter, April L. O'Conner. Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by the Rev. Chris Platt. Burial is in Singletown Cemetery, Eubank.




Sunday, April 12, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger  

PEAVYHOUSE, Mary Elizabeth Brock

b. abt 1928 - Died April 10, 2009

STANFORD - Mary Elizabeth Brock Peavyhouse, 81, of Stanford died Friday at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. She was the widow of Fred Peavyhouse.

Survivors include three children, William Kenneth Brock of Chesapeake, Va., Elizabeth Sue Luster of Hustonville, and Mary Ann Hawkings of Lawrence, Ks.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel. [See file # 42 for Fred Peavyhouse]


Friday,  April 24, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

POTTS, William Clinton, Jr.
December 08, 1924 – April 22, 2009

STANFORD - William Clinton Potts Jr., 84, of Cincinnati died Wednesday

Born Dec. 8, 1924, in Lincoln County, he was a son of William Potts and Mary Maston. He served In the Army in World War II and owned a heating and air conditioning company.

Survivors include his wife, Loraine Campbell Potts; four children, Jean Potts Blumer of Shalimar, Fla., William Potts III of Ludlow, Dennis L. Potts Morrow, Ohio, and Gary W. Potts of Carrollton; 16 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services are 2 p.m. today at Fox Funeral Home. Burial is in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.


Monday, April 06, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

REED, Robert Lee
August 03, 1940 – April 04, 2009

┼ US Navy

CRAB ORCHARD - Robert Lee Reed, 68, died Saturday at his home.

Born Aug. 3, 1940, in Spiro, Okla., he was the son of the late Charles and Bessie Myrtle Lyons Reed and the widower of Yvonne Bullen Reed. He was a former postal clerk in Shreveport, La., and a Navy veteran. His hobbies included reading the Bible and gardening, and he was an avid U.K. Wildcats fan.

Survivors include four daughters, Elizabeth Bernell Reed and Yvette Lee Donna Reed, both of Crab Orchard, Annete "Annie" Jolene Reed of Stanford, and Bobbie Jeanette King (Mitchell) of Berea; two grandchildren, Chasity Lee Hurt and Austin Lee Dale King; two sisters, Darlene Bretz of Arkansas, and Laura Smoak of Shreveport.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at McKnight Funeral Home by Bro. Kaywood Morris. Burial will be in Dix River Church of Christ Cemetery with military rites by Caswell Saufley Post 18 of the American Legion.

Pallbearers will be Tina Judd, Jamie Moberly, Mitchell and Dale King, David Parker and Robert Wesley. Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral Home.


Thursday, April 2, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

SAYLOR, David Jay
July 29, 1950 – March 28, 2009

CRAB ORCHARD - David Jay Saylor, 58, of La Grange, Ky., formerly of Crab Orchard, died Saturday.

Born July 29, 1950, in Leslie County, he was a son of the late Eli and Cindy Roark Saylor.

Survivors Include a son, Roger Saylor of Crab Orchard; daughters, Teresa Tevis of Crab Orchard and Sherry Saylor of Berea; sisters, Margaret Saylor of Mount Vernon and Loretta Jones of London; brothers, Dillard and Walter Saylor, both of Bryantsville and Billy Saylor of Nicholasville; two grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

Services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Harmons Lick Free Pentecostal Church.  Interment at Stringtown Cemetery. 

Visitation is after 11 a.m. today at the church. McKnight Funeral Home is in charge.



Thursday, January 10, 2008 –Advocate-Messenger

January 26, 1926 – January 09, 2008

CRAB ORCHARD - Eli Saylor, 81, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, at Rockcastle Hospital. He was the widower of Cindy Roark Saylor who preceded him in death July 4, 1996.

Eli was born Jan. 26, 1926, in Harlan County, Ky. He was the son of the late Johnathan and Lora Caldwell Saylor. He was a retired farmer and a member of Harmons Lick Church of God.

Survivors include four sons, Dillard (Dorothy) Saylor of Lancaster, David (Clara) Saylor of Berea, Billy (Nancy) Saylor of Nicholasville and Walter Saylor of Lancaster; a daughter, Margaret Rogers of Mount Vernon; a brother, John H. Saylor of Lancaster; four sisters, Elizabeth Helton of Harlan, Rose Lewis of Lancaster, Tisha Belcher of Harlan and Nora Lee Malicoat of Tennessee; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Manuel and Elmer Saylor; and two sisters, Martha Caldwell and Sarah Saylor.

Funeral services will be noon Saturday at Harmons Lick Church of God by Bro. Herstel Belcher. Burial will be in Stringtown Cemetery at Harmons Lick.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Hawley, Stanley Petrey, Randy Adams, Eugene Adams, Mark Rousey and Arnold McGuire.

Visitation will be after 6:30 p.m. today at Harmons Lick Church of God.

McKnight Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. [See File # 7 for Cindy R. Saylor}


Saturday,  June 29, 1996 – Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa 
SLUSHER, Joseph T.
July 25, 1927 – June 26, 1996  
Joseph T. Slusher, 68, of Meservey, died Wednesday (June 26,1996) at Knox County Hospital, Barbourville, Ky.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Salem United Methodist Church, Meservey, with the Rev. Jim Gochenoner officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Wm. Schmalle Post #171. 

Burial will be in Meservey Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Grarup Funeral Home, Meservey.
John Slusher was born on July 25, 1927, in Stanford, Ky., the son of Zachary ``Morgan'' and Martha (Kinningham) Slusher. 
He attended school in Knox County. He entered the United States Navy in 1945 and returned home in August of 1946 to complete his schooling, graduating with the class of 1948. 
In 1949 he began driving truck for Red Fleetway, which was owned by Dr. Jurgenson and Gordon Greer. He then purchased his own truck and started driving for Brady Truckline until 1982 when 
he began driving for CRST out of Cedar Rapids. In 1984 he started working for Winnebago Industries in Forest City. 
He was united in marriage to Faye Hubbs on July 7, 1950, in Barbourville, Ky. They made their home in Barbourville for ashort time before moving to Meservey. 
Joe enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing pool and cards, and watching sports, especially the ISU Cyclones, Kentucky Wildcats, and the Boston Celtics. 
He is survived by his wife, Faye, of Meservey; five daughters and their husbands, Doris and Terry Markwitz, of Atkins, Wanda
Slusher, of Forest City, Pam and Mike Gobeli, of Meservey, Betty and Mike Jensen, of Thornton, and Linda and Jeff Stokes, of Kentwood, Mich.; one son, George, and his wife Linda, of 
North Liberty; eight grandchildren, Elizabeth, Lucas, Robert, Joseph, Ashley, Kelly, Emily and Zachary; two sisters, Jane Jurgenson, of Clear Lake, and Blanche Greer, of Meservey; 
two brothers, Bill Slusher, of Overland Park, Ks., and Ron Slusher, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; his father-in-law, Jeff Hubbs, of Barbourville, Ky.; and two brothers-in-law, Paul Hubbs, 
of Barbourville, Ky., and Herbert Hubbs, of Corbin, Ky. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and three sisters. 

Monday, April 13, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

SMITH, Anna J. Minks

December 16, 1929  - April 12, 2009

MORELAND - Anna Josephine Minks Smith, 79, of Lancaster died Sunday.

Born Dec. 16, 1929, she was the daughter of the late William and Freda Bodner Minks. She was a homemaker and widow of Silas Smith Jr.

Survivors include her son, Silas "Buddy" Smith III of Lancaster; a brother, Rudolph Minks; two sisters, Dorothy Milliner and Jean Craft; three grandchildren, Anna Jo Baber, Teena Lakes and Scott Mercer; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home with burial in Moreland Cemetery.


Monday, May 04, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

VANHOOK, Jewell Leece
July 09, 1927 – May 03, 2009

Jewell M. VanHook, 81, passed away Sunday, May 03, 2009, in Danville.

Born Saturday, July 9, 1927, in Lincoln County, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Earl F. and Lona Jane Riddle Leece. Mrs. VanHook was a homemaker and a member of Junction City Church of God. She enjoyed quilting, baby-sitting, fishing and planting flowers.

Survivors include her son, Orville W. (Mary) VanHook of Stanford; daughters, Lois (Jerry) Clark of Hustonville and Aggie J. (Henry) Montgomery of Wurtland, Ky.; brothers, Granville David Leece of Brodhead, Richard Riley Leece of Mesa, Ariz., and Elmer Richard Leece of Tulsa, Okla.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Albert VanHook, and a brother, Cecil Fred Leece.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home with Bishop Henry Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in the Parksville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters.


Monday, April 13, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

April 26, 1933 – April 11, 2009

CRAB ORCHARD - Louis Wallin, 75, died Saturday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

Born April 26, 1933, he was a son of the late Fred and Amy Wren Wallin. He was the widower of Mollie Durham Wallin and a member of Crab Orchard Church of God.

Survivors include a son, Jerry (Teresa) Wallin; a brother, John (Rose) Wallin; sisters, Sally Burke, Evelyn Robinson and Ella Mae Graham; and three grandchildren, Joshua, Jeremy and Ivy Wallin.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest and Tom Wallin; three sisters, Mary Jackson, Elsie Elam and Lucille Berry; and a grandson, Malachi Christian Wallin.

Services will be noon Wednesday at Crab Orchard Church of God by Bro. Noah Hendrickson. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Joshua and Jeremy Wallin, Andre Wounes, Jimmy Neal Blanton, Tommy and Jerry Graham.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Crab Orchard Church of God.

McKnight Funeral Home is in charge.


Monday, April 20, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

WALLS, Lona Mae Richards
February 16, 1928 – April 18, 2009

WAYNESBURG - Lona Mae Richards Walls, 81, of Waynesburg died Saturday.

Born Feb. 16, 1928, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Ray and Stella Mae Johnson Richards.

She was a homemaker, a member of New Salem Baptist Church and the widow of Eugene Walls.

Survivors include her daughter, Yvondia Jacobs of Waynesburg; a son, Johnny Stewart of Mount Sterling; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Buffalo Springs Cemetery Shelter by Bro. Ray Arnold.

Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Tuesday, May 05, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

WANNERMAKER, Virgina Mae Hamilton

February 22, 1916 – December 30, 2008

STANFORD - Virginia Mae Wanamaker, 92, of Miami County, Ohio, died Dec. 30, 2008, in Ohio.

Born Feb. 22, 1916, near Turnersville, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Milton P. and Elizabeth J. McDaniel Hamilton. She lived most of her life in Dayton, Ohio, and was married to Fred R. Wanamaker.

Survivors include her two children, David L. Wanamaker and Beverly A. Egger; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial graveside service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Fox Funeral Home is in charge.


Wednesday, April 29, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

WHITEHEAD, Alice Howard
October 01, 1930 – April 27, 2009

CRAB ORCHARD - Alice Howard Whitehead, 78, of Lexington, formerly of Crab Orchard, died Tuesday, April 27, 2009, at home after an extended illness.

Alice was born in the Harlan County community of Loyall on Oct. 1, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Hamp L. and Jesse Rogers Howard. She was the wife of Samuel Dewey "Frosty" Whitehead.

She was a member of Crab Orchard Baptist Church. She was a former manager of the claims accounting department of American Mutual Insurance Co. She was a member of the Insurance Women's League and a former operator of the Sweet Shop in Crab Orchard. She loved to bowl and enjoyed the fellowship with other bowlers.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 60 years, Frosty Whitehead of Lexington; three children, Rhonda (Levi) Gordon of Lexington, Gary Whitehead of Lexington and Avonia (Joseph) Allor of Lexington; one brother, Jimmy Wayne Howard of Brodhead; two sisters, Erna (Jaro) Albright of Crab Orchard and Sheryll (Mike) Goodwin of Stanford; four grandchildren, Lani Whitehead of Lexington, Chia Gordan of Lexington, Stacy (Chris) McCann of Seattle, Hunter Gastineau of Versailles; two great grandchildren, Ciaran and Owen Samuel McCann of Seattle; her caregivers, Nancy Tackett and Mary Ann Irvin; brothers-in-law, Willie Ray (Betty) Whitehead of Owington, Ky., Donald Hooker of Sharonville, Ohio, and Dale Bray of Maretburg, Ky.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Alisha Gastineau; and two sisters, Virginia "Jen" Howard Clark and Sonja Kay Howard Hooker

Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Friday at Crab Orchard Baptist Church with Brother Kaywood Morris officiating. Burial is at Crab Orchard Cemetery


Wednesday, August 22, 2007 – Commonwealth Journal

WILSON, David Ray 
October 13, 1963 –  August 21, 2007 

David Ray “Flip” Wilson, 43, of Eubank, passed away Tuesday, August 21st, 2007 at his residence.  Born in Pulaski County on Sunday, October 13th, 1963 to Alma “Cricket” Wilson of Eubank and the late Ray Harris.
 Survivors include a daughter Ashley Daniel Padgett of Waynesburg; three brothers, Louie, Lonnie and Harold Wilson all of Waynesburg; and four sisters Barbara Byrd of Cincinnati, Ohio, Helen James of Richmond, Linda Griffen of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Margie Newcomb of Stanford.
 Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, August 23rd, 2007 at 11:00AM with Bro. Carson Atwood Officiating at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Olive Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 6-9pm, Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007 at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home.
 Active pallbearers will be Lonnie, Brian & Harold Wilson, Ronnie Newcomb, George Davis, and Kevin Caudill.



Thursday April 16, 2009 – Advocate-Messenger

YOUNG, Christine

July 04, 1917 – April 14, 2009

STANFORD - Christine Young, 91, of Corbin, formerly of Waynesburg, died Tuesday.

Born July 4, 1917, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Hassell and Della Mae Falconberry Reece. She was owner of Linco Cleaners.

Survivors include three sons, William Darrell Young, Larry Young and Kenneth Young; a daughter Janice Greer; a sister, Elwanda Gorley ; 17 grandchildren, 36 great- and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Young. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Fox Funeral Home.