Frances Elaine Baker, age 67, Hardwicks Creek Road, Clay City, KY died at her residence on September 16. Born in Winchester, KY she was the daughter of the late Richard and Lorraine Jackson Roe. Elaine was an attendance clerk for 27 years with the Powell County Board of Education and she was a member of Vaughns Mill First Church of God.
She is survived by her husband, Carl Raymond Baker; two daughters, Stephanie Lockett of South Carolina and Glenda (Edward) Hurst of Clay City; one brother, Lynn (Patsy) Roe of Clay City; six grandchildren, Amanda (Jason) Vires, Ritchie Howell, Carl (Katlyn) Howell, Cati Hurst, Hunter Ward and Casey Hurst; special niece, Rosalyn (Walter Lee) Everett of Clarksville, OH, special nephew, William (Shelly) Russell of Waynesville, OH along with numerous other nieces and nephews. Funeral services officiated by Carl Howell were held on September 19 at Hearne Funeral Home, 125 West College Avenue, Stanton, KY. Burial was in West Bend Cemetery with Ritchie Howell, Carl Howell, Hunter Ward, Edward Hurst and William Russell serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are the members of Vaughns Mill First Church of God Sewing Circle. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.
Gary Willoughby, 58, of Plum Street in Stanton died on September 14 at his residence.
He is survived by his father Raymond Willoughby of Manchester, three brother’s Ricky ”Bird Dog” Willoughby and wife Lisa of Clay City, Johnny Willoughby and wife April of Clay City, Doug Willoughby of Manchester and a sister Beverly Charvella and husband Michael of New York. He was preceded in death by his mother Linda Willoughby and a brother Darrell Willoughby. Graveside services were held on September 17 at the Clark – Vaughn’s Mill Cemetery in Clay City with Bro. Garland Lacy officiating. Pallbearers were Cody Willoughby, Michael Charvella, Cory Noland, DJ Willoughby, Matt Miracle and Dean Sullivan. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.
Everett Rucker, Jr., 81, husband of Vicki Rucker, of Irvine, died at UKMC. He was born May 28, 1936 in Irvine, Kentucky to the late Everett “Buck” and Helen Margaret Neal Long. He was a retired Avon employee. He also was a retired painter, having did painting at the Oak Room in Griffin Gate, Lexington.
Survivors include, wife, Vicki Rucker; son, Virgil Anthony (Amanda) Rucker; daughter, Robin (Gary) Powell; brothers, Robert Rucker, Edmon Long, Glen Long, and Mike Long; half sister, Peggy Noe; grandchildren, Tyler (Tosha) Sewell, Taylor Sewell, Kerstin Sewell, McKayla Rucker, and Analiese Rucker; great-grandchildren, Isiah and Luke Sewell; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Billy Ray Rucker, nephew, Jason Rucker, and great-niece, Emily Stester. Memorial service was held on September 18 11:00 a.m. at Irvine First Church of the Nazarene. Davis & Davis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Charles David “CD” Highley, 64, of Winn Street in Mt. Sterling died on September 8 at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was a member of the Gateway Christian Church and a retired fire fighter for the Montgomery County Fire Department where he worked for 37 years and was the Battalion Chief.
He is survived by his Wife of 40 years Vickie Highley of Mt. Sterling, son Scottie Highley and his wife Leslie of Mt. Sterling three grandchildren Jacob Scott Highley, Malcom Hunter Highley and Oliva Marie Thomas all of Mt. Sterling, sister Sue Ann Gay and husband Bill of Mt. Sterling, a special Aunt Marie Staton and his extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents Malcom and Elizabeth Highley. Funeral services were held on September 11 at the Gateway Christian Church in Mt. Sterling with Bro. Bill Kilgore and fire department Chaplin Howard Hamilton officiating. Burial followed in the Jones Cemetery in Salt Lick. Pallbearers were Tom Orme, Gary Orme, Jerry Burnham, Lenny McGuire, Jed Staton, Darren Blevins, Derk Doyle, Mo Griffith and Robin Barber. Honorary Pallbearers were David Delph and the Montgomery County Fire Department. Grayson Funeral Home in Clay City was in charge of services.
Michelle Meadows, 36, of Winchester died on September 13 at the Saint Joseph Hospital in Mt. Sterling. She was a clerk and a member of the Living Waters Church.
She is survived by her parents Jerry and Carolyn Meadows of Winchester, a son Sawyer Byrd of Winchester, a brother Michael S. Meadows of Mt. Sterling and three sisters Bethany L. Meadows of Winchester, Dana Barnes and husband Kendell of Winchester and Tiffany Gentry and husband Micah of Mt. Sterling.
Funeral services were held on September 18 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel in Clay City with Bro. Todd Rader officiating.
Burial followed in the Machpelah Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bradley Meadows, Gregory Meadows, Brandon Fuller, Sam Cottrell, Terrance Henchon and Kendell Barnes. Honorary pallbearers were Ramey Henchon, Braxton Meadows, Landon Meadows, Hunter Cottrell, Walker Meadows and Gabe Meadows.
Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.