Obituaries

Judith Carlson, 90

Judith Carlson, 90, died Feb. 26, 2015. Born in Christopher, and lived in Clay City.

At the age of 60 she went to UK and obtained a degree to become an Ombudsman, she also became a registered nurse.

She is survived by her son, daughter, three grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Juanita Clay Johnson, 74

Juanita Clay Johnson, 74, North Bend Road, widow of Hayden Johnson, passed away Thursday, March 12. She was born May 6, 1940 in Clark County to the late Clay and Lucy Morton Combs Baker. Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Johnson Rose; sisters, Betty Hampton and Joann Stewart; grandchildren, Marissa Gayle Shockey (John), Shannon Chase Rose (Jennifer), Autumn Osborne Sebey (Matt), and Brittany Michelle Osborne; great-grandchildren, Flynn Cornett, Hannah Osborne, and Abigayle Rose.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hayden Johnson; her son, Kevin Johnson; and a daughter, Connie Johnson Osborne; brother, James Combs; and sister, Nancy Warren.

Services were held on Sunday, March 15 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton by Rev. Anthony Molihan. Burial was in Stanton Cemetery with Danny Rose, Shannon Rose,Chris Cornett, Glen Fugate, Charles Luttrell, Autumn Sebey, Ted Johnson, and K. J. Hampton serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Walter Hampton, H.T.Derickson, June Johnson, Merle Trusty, Arliss Martin, Billie Ann Fugate, Denny Goode, Matt Sebey, John Shockey, Tim Foster, and Lisa Martin-Johnson.

Donations suggested to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Donnie Reese Kennon, 69

Donnie Reese Kennon, 69, husband of Brenda Todd Kennon, of Adams Ridge Road, Clay City, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at his residence.  Born in Clay City he was the son of Bertie Mae Walton Kennon and the late Elmer Reese Kennon.  Donnie was a retired manager at IBM and an employee of Everman’s Gulf.

In addition to his father he was also preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Kennon.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Kennon and his mother, Bertie Kennon both of Clay City; one daughter, Susan (Donn) Jako of Irvine; two brothers, Travis (Barbara) Kennon of Winchester and Arty (Dina) Kennon of Clay City; four sisters, Inza (Arlon) James of Winchester, Linda (Mark) Colson of Statesville, NC, Janice Pelfrey of Stanton and Darlene (Robbie) Keeton of Clay City; sister-in-law, Sharon Kennon; two grandchildren, Shianne (Justin) Horn of Clay City and Lucas Jako of Irvine; and one great grandchild, Kylie Rae Horn.

Funeral services officiated by Bro. Willard Estep and Bro. Steven Williams were held on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton.  Interment was in Powell’s Valley Cemetery with Everett “June Bug” Todd, Jr., Billy Todd, Steve Todd, Donn Jako, Lucas Jako, Justin Horn, Travis Kennon, Arlon James and Robbie Keeton serving as active pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers were co-workers of Everman’s Gulf and Adams Ridge friends.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

Doris Lynn Lane, 72

Doris Lynn Lane, 72, wife of Luther J. Lane, of Hatton Creek School Road, Stanton, passed away at their residence on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.  Born in Powell County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Emma Kincaid Burton.  She was a former bank teller with Peoples Exchange Bank and she was a member of Stanton Christian Church.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Jimmy Reed; five brothers:  Charles Burton, Taylor Burton, Leon Burton, Allen Burton and Bill Burton and by two sisters, Barbara Burton and Janet Riggs.

She is survived by her husband, Luther J. Lane; one son, Mark Reed and his wife Maria of Stanton; one brother, Addison Burton and his wife Evelyn of Russellville; two sisters, Diana Phelps and her husband Dewey of Stanton and Kay Scott of Clay City; and by two grandsons, Matthew (Destine) Reed and son, Kaden and Morgan Reed.

Funeral services officiated by Bro. Chris Moon with eulogy by Dwain Anderson was held on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton. Interment was in the Stanton Cemetery with Matthew Reed, Morgan Reed, Joe Scott, Dwain Anderson, Kenneth Kirkpatrick, Stevie Collins, Gary Crabtree and Jeff Lane serving as active pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers were Troy Brooks, PA, Barbara Crabtree, Nellie Anderson, Donna Gabbard, Delta Campbell, Sue Wells, Pat Pritchard, Kayla Ledford, Chelsea Nolan and Patty Gordon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice East.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

Donald Eugene Lowry, 80

Donald Eugene Lowry, 80, East College Avenue, Stanton, husband of Rita Lowry, died Tuesday, March 10 at his home. He was born April 12, 1934 in Clark County to the late Floyd and Goldie Lowry. He was a retired Rockwell employee, Kroger employee, and Chairman of the Stanton Housing Authority. He was a member of the Clay City Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Herschel Lowry; sons, Neil and David Lowry; grandson, Ryan Lowry; and great-grandson, Jace Tolson.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Lowry, Stanton; son, Keith and wife, Connie Lowry, Stanton; daughter, Bonnie White, Stanton; grandchildren, Nakisha White and Barina White, Stanton; Harry Lowry, Clay City, Natacha Lowry, Clay City, Shae and husband Stuart Baird, Louisville, and Jessica and husband, William Gardner, Lexington; special family, Charlie and Brittany Tolson, Stanton; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 12 by Bro. Warren Rogers and Rev. Anthony Molihan. Burial was in Stonegate Cemetery with Ronald Embs, Ian Morton, Jimmy Hall Cecil Parker, Harold Howard, Charlie Tolson, Daylan Lowry, and William Gardner serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers serving were Neil Buchanan, Bud Parks, CB Martin, Delmont Neal, Charlie Rogers, Ray Holland, Buford Mattingly, Eugene Hampton, Willie Profitt, Pat Brewer, Talmadge Smallwood, Rog and Poodle Matthews, Shirley Skidmore, Phyllis Kearns, Phyllis Rucker, Snookie White, and all retired Rockwell Trade Employees.

Daniel Eugene Potts, 57

Daniel Eugene Potts, 57, of Little Hardwicks Creek Road, Clay City, passed away at his residence on March 8, 2015.  Born in Dayton, OH he was the son of Austin Raymond Potts and Norma Jean Wovries Potts.  Dan worked for Bellerud Transport, Inc. for several years, then as owner/operator of his trucking transport business traveling across country from California to New York.

He is survived by two sons, Austin William (Jenny) Potts of Bartow, FL and Casey Ryan (Shauna) Potts of Jacksonville, FL; one daughter, Heather Nicole Potts of Floral City, FL; his parents, Austin Raymond and Norma Jean Potts of Clay City; one brother, Ronald Lee Potts of San Francisco, CA and two grandchildren, Chloe Alana Scott and Jack Elliot Potts.

Funeral services officiated by Bro. Gary Willoughby were conducted on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton, KY.  Interment was in the Powell’s Valley Cemetery, Clay City,  with Austin W. Potts, Casey R. Potts, Aaron Kennon, Ed Marcum, Darrell Slemp and Russell Potts serving as active pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers were Ronald Potts, Wayne Patrick and Kevin Patrick.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

Obituaries – March 5, 2015

Denny Bennett, 67

Denny Bennett, 67

Denny Bennett, 67

Denny Bennett, 67, passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at the Clark Regional Medical Center. He was a retired construction worker.
He is survived by one son, Dennis Bennett of Stanton; one daughter, Kimberly Bennett of Stanton; five grandchildren; one brother, Millard Earl Bennett of Stanton; six sisters, Sue King of Stanton, Vickie Wilson of Winchester, Patricia Hall of Stanton, Reva Collier of Jeffersonville, Sharon Hall of Winchester and Glenda Snowden of Stanton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Glyn and Hattie Bennett.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Willard Estep officiating. Burial followed in the Stanton Cemetery. Pallbearers were Danny Hall, Paul Wilson, Jim Hall, Zettle Adams, Tim Elkins and Josh Snowden. Honorary Pallbearers were Melvin Snowden, Jessie King and Denny’s Friends. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.
Elmer Branham, 84

Elmer Branham, 84

Elmer Branham, 84

Elmer Branham, 84, Nada, husband of Lillian Branham, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24 at his home. He was born March 19, 1930 in Powell County to the late John and Liza King Branham.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Branham; daughters, Carrie Helton, Nada and Wanda Sizemore, Clay City; brothers, Omer Branham, Howard Branham, and Ova Branham; sisters, Delphia Barker and Martha Coldiron; grandchildren, Brian Helton, Victoria Todd, Connie Ritchie, Jessica Spicer, and Tina Venters; great-grandchildren, Joshua Helton, Matthew Helton, Chris Venters, Jordan Ritchie, Brandon Coffey, Emily Todd, William Todd, Madison Spicer, and Taylor Spicer; great great-grandchildren, Zoey Helton and Hayden Ritchie.
Services were held on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home Stanton. Burial was in Branham Cemetery with Josh Helton, Brian Helton, Eddie Sizemore, Roger Spicer, Brandon Coffey, and Lloyd Todd serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers serving were Ova Branham, Howard Branham, Omer Branham, Wilford Helton, Wendell Hurt, Randy Ritchie, and Jordan Ritchie.

Timothy Matheny, 44

Timothy Matheny, 44

Timothy Matheny, 44

Timothy Scott Matheny, 44, of Winchester, died Sunday, March 1, 2015 at his residence. He was the owner of Tim’s Tree Service and a member of the Ark of Mercy Church.
He is survived by his father, Clayton Matheny and wife Barbara of Louisville; mother, Myrtle L. Claypool and husband Clarence of Winchester; three sons, Justin Matheny of Louisville, Hunter Matheny of Winchester and Conner Matheny of Irvine; two brothers, Clayton Matheny Jr. of Brandenburg and Bryan Matheny and wife Stephanie of Louisville; four stepbrothers, Chris Caldwell of Louisville, Steve Caldwell of Louisville, Clarence Claypool Jr. of Mt. Sterling and Stephen Claypool of Louisville; one sister, Teresa Munic of North Middletown; two step sisters, Rhonda Claypool Brandenburg and Rose Tallarigo of Frenchburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Ark Of Mercy Church in Winchester with Pastor Chad Keathley Officiating. Grayson Funeral Home is in charge of services.

Junior Carl McIntosh, 85

Junior Carl McIntosh, 85

Junior Carl McIntosh, 85

Junior Carl McIntosh, 85, of Virden Ridge Road, Clay City, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 at his residence.  Born in Jeffersonville, he was the son of the late Mart and Chessie Shoemaker McIntosh.  He was a U S Army Korean War Veteran and a former auto body specialist with Schoolar Body Shop.  In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife, Annette Blackwell McIntosh and by four sisters:  Pauline McIntosh, Anna Mae McIntosh, Viola Powell and Faye McIntosh.
He is survived by four daughters:  Katherine Abney of Clay City, Danita Geraty of Starke, FL, Melissa Ann “Lisa” Charles of Stanton and Jennifer Lawson McIntosh of Clay City; four brothers:  James (Margaret) McIntosh of Clay City, Harold Lee (Lucy) McIntosh of Clay City, Troy McIntosh of Winchester and Raymond (Darnell) McIntosh of Clay City; three sisters:  Irene Rose of Winchester, Margie Shortridge of Winchester and Gladys Simerly of Bristol, TN; seven grandchildren:  Amanda (Stan) Trent, Becky Bortzfield, Dougie (Nicole) Angel, Misty (R. L.) Doss, Joshua Charles, Billie Jo Abney and Lovey Trent; 19 great grandchildren and his companion, Nancy Reed of Clay City.  Funeral services officiated by Rev. Sammy Faulkner were held on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton.  Interment with military honors was in the West Bend Cemetery with Jason McIntosh, Jeff McIntosh, Charlie Reed, Nick Reed, Stan Trent and Ricky Schoolar serving as active pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers were Liz Cole, Bonnie Smith, Nannie Jones, Elaina Kinser, Bobbie Crowe, Violet Spangler, Lillie Cole, Clarene Donahue, Paula Watson and Richard Schoolar.  Special Thank You to Hospice East, Stanton Nursing Rehab, Danny McCormick, Leon Banks, Keith Hembree, Damon Knox, Sammy Faulkner, James and Paula Watson, Albert Leach and James Leach.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

Donald W. Ralls, 70

Donald W. Ralls, 70

Donald W. Ralls, 70

Donald Wayne Ralls, 70, of Stanton, passed away Sunday, March 1 at his home. He was born Feb. 12, 1945 to the late Willem Ralls and the late Dorothy Clough Wallas. He was retired from the US Forestry Service.
Survivors include, daughters, Pattie Ralls, Stanton, Adrena James, Jessamine County, and Michelle Peel, Jessamine County; sons, Tommy and wife Patricia Ralls, Lexington and Shawn Powell, Garrard County; grandchildren, Izabell Ralls, Addison Ralls, Zachery Hinds, Dylan Hinds, Desmond James, Kenzie James, Zander Powell, Reagan Bristol, and Carsten Powell; sisters, Beverly Switzer and Helen Burton.
Services were held on Wednesday, March 4 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery with Charlie Townsend, Matt Barnett, Leonard Hendrix, Glenn Scott, Tommy Ralls, Scott Lily, Zach Hinds, Dylan Hinds, and Shawn Powell serving as pallbearers.

Obits

OBIT-GaylordFreda Gaylord, 76
Freda Gaylord, 76, of Stanton passed away, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at the Clark Regional Medical Center with her family at her side. Freda comes from a family that serves the Lord; she attended Vaughn’s Mill First Church of God while growing up on Hardwick’s Creek. Freda was a loving mother of four daughters and to her great grandson Dylan. She loved the Lord with all her heart and served Him daily. She was a devout member of the West Bend Church of God for 38 plus years. There is no greater love than to instill the love of Jesus Christ to our children as Freda did. Freda taught Sunday school for many years. Freda retired from Sylvania with over 33 years of service. She will be missed by her family and friends who will be comforted in knowing she is safely in the arms of our Lord.
She is survived by four daughters, Karen Kirk of Stanton, Connie Reed and husband Hugh of Clay City, Vickie Miller and husband Chris of Atlanta, TX, Kathy Catron and husband Donald of Stanton; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren; two brothers, Hubert Patrick of Clay City and Raymond Patrick of Stanton; six sisters, Irene Tapp of OK,  Patty Patrick of Irvine, Emma Lee Estes of Beattyville, Velma Estes of Beattyville, Charlene Warner of Irvine and Bobbi Mulford of Stanton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, General and Flora Patrick; husband, Russell Gaylord; two brothers,  Allen Patrick and Elmer Joe Patrick ;and one sister, Mary Ethel Warner.
Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at the West Bend Church of God with Bro. Ray Wyant officiating. Burial followed in the Rest Haven Cemetery. Pallbearers were CJ Miller, Ben Miller, Brennan Young, Dylan Kirk, Hugh Reed, Donald Catron Honorary Pallbearers Devin Young and the members of the West Bend Church of God. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.

OBIT-GREGORYGale Gregory, 89
Gale Gregory, 89, husband of Ruth Clemons Gregory, Pearl Street, Stanton, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at the V. A. Medical Center in Lexington.  He was the son of the late Hobart and Frona Kogar Gregory and a World War II  Army Veteran.  Gale Gregory was a retired dental technician, a proud member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and an avid golfer.
In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by one brother, Drexell Gregory and three sisters, Ella Mae Kennedy, Dorothy Harrison and Dolly Sweigart; and one grandson, David Schern.
Gale Gregory is survived by his wife, Ruth Gregory; one daughter, Kathy Schern and her husband Mike; one brother, Steve Gregory; one sister, Shirley Davis; four grandchildren:  Jason Schern and his wife Hye-In, Gregory Schern and his wife Melanie, Susan Thiriot and her husband Bryce and Kassiah Myers and her husband Daniel; and by 13 great grandchildren:  Kevin Schern, Emily Schern, Lillian Schern, Jaisa Schern, Camden Schern, Rilynn Schern, Abagail Thiriot, Gabriella Thiriot, Sebastian Myers, David Myers, Annabelle Myers, Marcus Myers and Charlotte Myers.
Funeral services officiated by Rev. Marion Brewer and Fred Tuttle were conducted on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at Emmanuel Baptist Church.  Interment with military honors was in Powell’s Valley Cemetery, Clay City.

OBIT-LarrisonJeff T. Larrison, 65
Jeff Thomas Lairson, 65, of Greenway Road in Stanton, husband of Bonnie Lairson, passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 at the University of Kentucky Hospital. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Lairson, of Stanton; three sons, Thomas David “Bud” Lairson of Cold Springs, Anthony Lairson of Lexington, and William Lairson of Adana, Turkey; three daughters, Jennifer Blakeman and her husband Merle of Winchester, Debra Jane Lairson of Lawanceburg, IN, and Renea Ricthie and her husband Randy of Stanton; six grandchildren; and one sister, Ladonna Sons of Stanton.
He was preceded in death by his parents William and Edith Lairson; and two sisters, Betty Wasson and Dorothy Rogers. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. MC Rice officiating. Burial followed in the Donnie G. Randall Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Stanton. Pallbearers were Donnie Sons, Chris Sons, Anthony Sons, Cody Lairson, Jacob Rose and Ladon Rogers. Grayson Funeral Home is in charge of services.

OBIT-Rogers RaymondRaymond Rogers, 80
Raymond Elwood Rogers, 80, of Stanton, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 at the VA Hospital in Lexington with his family by his side. He was a member of the Blessed Assurance Church, a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, a life member of the Am Vets and a member of the Marine Corps League.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Rogers of Stanton; four sons, Lenny Rogers of Charlotte, N.C., Darrell Rogers and wife Michelle of West Chester, OH, Doug Rogers and wife Marie of Dayton, OH, and Ray Miller and wife Amanda of Aurora, CO; three stepsons, Roy Brandenburg, Bob Brandenburg and Dan Morse; one daughter, Michelle Rigsby and husband Michael of Dayton, OH; four stepdaughters, Pam Martinez, Sheila Hicks, Brenda Wilhoit, and Christine Fickey; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth Rogers; two sisters, Gladys Townsend of Winchester and Lynn Rose of Frenchburg; and several nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Effie Rogers; one son, Tim Rogers; four brothers, William Rogers Jr., Paul Rogers, Gary Rogers and Hargus Jackson; and two sisters, Wanda Smith and Arnest Kaylor.
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 with Bro. Gary Sparks officiating at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Donnie G. Randall Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Pallbearers were Doug Rogers, Ray Rogers, Dan Morse, Ron Holiday, Darren Berger, Gary LaFountain, Randy Sparks and Scotty Bowlin. Honorary Pallbearers were Lenny Rogers, Kenny Rogers, Chester Lacy, Charlie Townsend, Bertha and Odra Ledford, Roy Brandenburg, Lynn Rose and Freda Joseph. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services

OBIT-SPENCERCharlotte “Peggy” Spencer, 84
Charlotte Marilyn “Peggy” Spencer, 84, wife of Billy Spencer, of Honor Drive, Stanton, passed away at her residence on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.  Born in Dayton, KY she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mattie Williams Garrison.  Peggy Spencer was a retired librarian at Powell County High School and a member of the Powell County Retired Teachers Association.  She was also a member of Powell County Farmers Market and the Powell County Democrat Executive Committee.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Edwanna G. Chenault.
She is survived by her husband, Billy Spencer; one son, Greg and his wife Beverly Spencer of Stanton; and by three grandchildren, Ashley Spencer, Matthew Spencer and Christopher Spencer.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton.  Interment was in Stanton Cemetery with Matthew Spencer, Christopher Spencer, David Bowen, H. K. Cunningham, Kent Watkins and Paul (Pooge) White serving as active pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Charles Noss, Gary Chenault, Eva Mae White, Betty Craft, Nellie Anderson, Shirley Bowen, Roslyn Lacy, Tony Ball, Toby Drake, Richard Fain, Diane Davis, Chuck Cornett, Mike Reed, Peggy Lou Chenault, Sharon Ramsey, Philip and Randy Spencer and Hope Carlton.
Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com

OBIT-WILSONMarlene Wilson, 67
Marlene Cheryl Wilson, 67, of East College Avenue, Stanton, passed away at her residence on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.  Born in Hamilton, Ohio she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mattie Mercer Ballinger.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two children, Junior Wilson and Sherry Wilson and by two sisters, Helen Crull and Charlotte Highfill.
She is survived by two sons, David (Loraine) Crosson, Fayetteville, NC and Jonathan Crosson, Walton; four daughters:  Candis (Nicholas) Burton, Stanton, Marita (Donnie) Wright, West Liberty, Rebecca (Nathaniel) Merritt, Ridgeley, WV and Rachael Stokes, South Lebanon, OH; two brothers:  Aaron Ballinger and Kenneth Ballinger; three sisters:  Margaret Mullins, Carolyn Fields and Judy Call; and 16 grandchildren:  Caitlin Crosson, Ali Barakat, Dana Crosson, Lindsey Crosson, Brian Stokes, Dylan Stokes, Megan Banas, Nicholas Brewer, Kelly Brewer, Addison Merritt, Kaylyn Merritt, Shelbie Haddix, Andrew Haddix, Jocelynn Wilson, Patience Burton and Nikayla Burton.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton.  Interment was in Stanton Cemetery with David Crosson, Keith Maupin, Wayne Maupin, Aaron Ballinger, Nicholas Burton and Donnie Wright serving as pallbearers.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.
www.hearnefuneralhome.com

OBIT-CroweWinford Burton Crowe, 80

Winford Burton Crowe, 80, husband of Lois “Joan” Bertrand Crowe, passed away Friday, Feb. 6, at Thomas-Hood Veteran Center, Wilmore. He was born Feb. 28, 1934 in Stanton to father, James Crowe and mother, Elsie Allen Crowe Pelfrey. He was a Navy Veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Joan Crowe, Lexington; son, Victor Crowe, Virginia; grandchildren, Stacey Pecenka, James J. Crowe, Erin Pellegrini, and Victoria Crowe; great-grandchildren, Addison Pecenka, Jackson Pecenka, Aden Alvarez, and Fynlie Joann Pennington; brothers, Rodney (Lynnie) Crowe, Princeton, and Jimmy (Pam) Crowe, Stanton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Tina Jo Crowe; sister, Candace Baxter; and brother A.C. Crowe.
Private services were held on Saturday, Feb. 7 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home. Burial was in the Donnie G. Randal Veterans Cemetery, Stanton.   www.ddfh.net

Obits

OBIT-KR Robinson

Karmit  Robinson, 60
Karmit “Ray” Robinson, 60, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. He was born on May 30, 1954 in Powell County to the late William Karmit Robinson and Evelyn Morton Robinson. He was a member of Stoner Ephesus Church and worked at L3 Communications.
Mr. Robinson is survived by one son, Kevin (Lee-Ann) Robinson; a granddaughter Megan Robinson; three sisters Wanda (Doug) Kirby, Thelma (Mark) Carter, and Mildred Robinson; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services and visitation were held on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Scobee Funeral Home by Rev. Chris Williams.  Interment was in the Winchester Cemetery.

OBIT-S TownsendStephen Townsend, 52
Stephen Allen Townsend, 52, passed away Thursday, Jan. 29 in Sandy Hook. He was born Oct. 8, 1962 in Campton to the late Eugene Townsend and Gracie Rogers Townsend.
Survivors include his mother, Gracie Townsend, Stanton; son, Jeremy Townsend, Lexington; daughter, Stevee Townsend, Morehead; brother, Glenville (Cleta) Townsend, Clay City; sisters, Brenda (Ricky) Fritts, Mt. Sterling, Susie Frazier, Versailles, and Melody (Steve Lawson) Townsend, Stanton.
Services were held on Sunday, Feb. 1 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home by Rev. Anthony Molihan. Burial was in Mountain Chapel Cemetery with Larry Rogers, Bart Brock, Elbert Ray Sparks, Collin Frazier, Tyler McCoy, Clayton Wise, John Boy McQuinn, and Ray Moore.

Tyler BrewerOur Sincere
Appreciation
True character is revealed during times of struggle. The true character of our little community has been glowing since the day we lost our larger than life son, Tyler.  We have been both humbled and extremely impressed with the generosity, concern, and sincere willingness to help our family in any way possible; and you have helped us immensely.
We have been so fortunate to receive, in their own unique ways, the generosity and support of family, friends, businesses, organizations, the Marine Corp, and total strangers, who are strangers no more.  The display of love, respect, and admiration from Tyler’s friends, both near and far, can only be described as incredibly comforting and deeply heart warming; it’s something we will never forget; to simply say “thank you” to everyone isn’t or never will be enough.
Just know that as you read this, you’ve forever touched our lives, provided us with strong support, and reinforced what we already knew about our county; we come together in times of struggle and our true character shines.
Sincerely,
Doug, Becky, and Baylee Brewer
“Hug your kids and tell them you love them, every chance you get, no matter how young or old they may be,  for tomorrow is guaranteed to no one.”

Obits

OBIT-BecraftDennia Becraft, 79
Dennia Becraft, 79, of Jeffersonville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington. She was a housewife and a member of the Means Miracle Community Church.
She is survived by one son, David Chester and his wife Kathy of Jeffersonville; five grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Elizabeth Willoughby; two daughters, Margie Rice and Elizabeth Chester; seven brothers, Junior, Bruce , Marshall, Buford, Dallas, Freddy and Carl Willoughby; three sisters, Emmie Willoughby, Mary Dunn and Hazel Willoughby.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel in Clay City with Bro. Tommy Evans officiating. Burial was in the Willoughby Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Chad Martin, Steve Conkwright, Steve Conkwright Jr, Harvey Conkwright, Harley Conkwright, Michael Miller, Rusty Price and Sam Chester. Honorary Pallbearers were Steve Chester, Rusty Dunn, Rusty Dunn Jr and Kenny Becraft. Grayson Funeral Home is in charge of services.

Tyler-Brewer-FPTyler S. Brewer, 23
Tyler Scott Brewer, 23, of Sycamore Road, Stanton, died Jan. 24, 2015 at the scene of an automobile accident on Black Creek Road, Clay City.  He was a former member of the Powell County Pirate Football Team and he was a veteran of the U S Marines.  Tyler was currently a welding student at Maysville Community and Technical College.
He is survived by his parents, Doug and Becky Conley Brewer of Stanton; one sister, Baylee Brewer of Stanton; paternal grandmother, Lena Brewer of Stanton; maternal grandmother, Carolyn Conley of Stanton; paternal great grandfather, Grady (Eva) Jones of Clay City; maternal great grandmother, Reva Crowe of Stanton; two uncles, Darren (Jenell) Brewer and Darhyl Brewer of Stanton; two aunts, Beth Pennington of Stanton and Jo (Billy) Luxon of Richmond and by several cousins.
Funeral services officiated by Bro. Anthony Molihan were held on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Stanton.  Interment with military honors was in Donnie G. Randall Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Highway 15, Stanton.
Active pallbearers were Brett Pelfrey, Sawyer Denniston, Aaron McIntosh, Christian Brewer, William Luxon and Jacob Morton.  Honorary pallbearers were Carlton Duvall, Myles Ashley, Jared Goodwin, Tyler Back, Jeff Smith, Shelby Barnett, Ashley Howard, Lindsey Roe, Adam Crabtree, Jeremy Mays, Alex Smyth, Joshua Jones and Combat Logistics Battalion 5.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.  www.hearnefuneralhome.com

Gerald Bush, Jr., 47
Gerald Bush, Jr., 47, of Clay City, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at the Clark Regional Medical Center. He was a handyman to many.
He is survived by one daughter, Carman Bush of Castle, IN; three brothers, William Paisley of Clay City, Terry and Wayne Bush of Nicholasville; and one sister, Peggy Bush of Nicholasville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald Sr. and Ruth Bush.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 at the Cobb Hill Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Paul E. Conkwright, 76
Paul Edward Conkwright, 76, husband of Dorothy Lee Conkwright, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at his home in Clay City. He was born in Winchester, on April 2, 1938, to the late John Conkwright and Anna Maude Jamison. He was a United States Army Veteran and retired from IBM.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Melissa (Billy Joe) Fish; grandson, Kevin Edward Brierley; granddaughter, Staci J. Maines; three great grandchildren; sister, Mary Frances Conkwright; and a brother, John Conkwright, Jr.
Services were conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at Scobee Funeral Home by Pastors Anthony Moliham and Kevin Marshall. Burial was in Clarmont Memorial Gardens.

OBIT-CURTISAllie F. Curtis, 86
Allie F. Curtis, 86, widow of William “Ted” Curtis, of Winchester Road, Clay City, passed away on Jan. 23, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Born in Powell County, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Rosa Larrison Curtis and she was a retired factory employee from A.O. Smith Corp.
She is survived by one daughter Taffie J. Curtis of Clay City; one sister, Laura Mae Combs of Cable, OH; two grandchildren, Candace and her husband, James Anderson and Bobby D. Curtis Sr. and three great grandchildren, Bobby D. Curtis Jr., Clayton Anderson and Josi Anderson.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by five children:  William Wayne “Red” Curtis, Robert C. Curtis, Ronnie Ray Curtis, Gary Ray Curtis and Patricia Ann Curtis; four brothers:  Earnest Curtis, Verlin Curtis, Vernon Curtis and Charlie Curtis and by two sisters, Margaret Snowden and Bessie Witt.
Funeral services officiated by Rev. Marion Brewer were held on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton.  Interment was in Stonegate Cemetery with James Anderson, Linville Bellamy, Ricky Willoughby, Cody Willoughby, David Hubbard, Gary Willoughby, David Curtis and Kenny Faulkner serving as pallbearers.    Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.  www.hearnefuneralhome.com

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James T. Snowden, 65
James Tracy “Peanut” Snowden, 65, passed away Monday, Jan. 19 at his home. He was born July 6, 1949 in Powell County to the late Eck and Alta Mae Banks Snowden.
Survivors include his brothers, W.G. Snowden, Leonard Snowden, and Eck Snowden Jr.; sisters-in-law, Bea Snowden and Thelma Snowden. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Louise “Sissy” Allen, Sylvia Pitts, Marie Chism and Faye Vivian; and brothers, Lloyd Snowden and Homer Snowden.
Services were held on Saturday, Jan. 24 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton by Rev. Roy Chism and Bro. Henry Neal. Burial was in the Snowden Family Cemetery with J.R. Snowden, Joe Snowden, Matthew Snowden, Tim Snowden, Greg Allen, Johnny Chism, Tommy Chism, Retchie Snowden, Ernie Brewer, and Justin Carl serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers serving were Imogene Patton, Joyce Carl, Penny Crabtree, Henry Neal, Mike Whitt, Wayne Courtney, Tim Hatton, Doug Keller, Warren Baker, Randall Young, Tommy Barnes, and Donald Muncie.

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Harold Bishop, 55
Harold Glenn Bishop Sr., 55, husband of Sandra Tracy Bishop, passed away at his home. He was born Dec. 17, 1959 to Cashus and Thelma McKenzie Bishop. He was an employee of Red River Ranch, Stanton.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Bishop, Stanton; son, Harold Glenn Jr. and wife, Shelley Bishop, Stanton; granddaughter, Abbygail Bishop; parents, Cashus and Thelma Bishop; brothers, Gerald and wife Ann Bishop, Larry Joe and wife, Bonnie Bishop, and Ben and wife, Crystal Bishop; sisters, Darlene Faulkner, Debbie and husband, Stewart Sparks, Mary and Tommy Tharpe, and Sandy and husband, Dwayne Anderson.
Services were held on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home by Rev. Gary Sparks.
Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery, Stanton, with Leonard Sparks, Talmadge Knox, Greg Briscoe, Gerald Bishop Jr., Danny Rogers, Nick Tharpe, and Keagan Webb serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers serving were Danny Tracy, Ricky Tracy, Chuck Tracy, Sonney Campbell, Jamie Briscoe, Al Campbell, and Sherry Skidmore. www.ddfh.net

Margaret Brown, 80
Margaret Helen Creech Brown, 80, of Pine Ridge, widow of Joe Clyde Brown, departed this life on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.  She was the daughter of the late Alvah and Grace Brewer Creech born in Pine Ridge on Jan. 10, 1934. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Clyde Brown; one daughter, Lou Emm Brown Coleman; one grandson, J. Will Oliver; two sisters, Viola Vae McFadden and Doris Ann Robinson.
Margaret is survived by one son, Darvin Frederick Brown of Lee City; one daughter, Lisa Gaye Brown Radschweit (Timothy) of Pine Ridge; four grandsons: Warren Morgan Oliver, Joe Ray Oliver, David Riley Brown, and Jonothon Patrick Brown; two sisters, Laura Elizabeth Cooper of Lexington and Cora Lee McHatton of Pine Ridge; three brothers, David F. Creech (Kathryn) of Cat Creek, Donald E. Creech (Pam) of Lexington, and Granville J. Creech of Lancaster.  She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
Margaret graduated from Eastern Kentucky State College (now, EKU) with a bachelor degree in education.  She began her teaching career in one-room schools.  She also taught at Wolfe County High School, Campton Elementary, and Red River Valley.  She left teaching in 1965 to work with the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO).  She worked at Middle Kentucky River Area Development Council (MKRADC) a Community Action Agency.  She later became the Executive Director of MKRADC, working in Breathitt, Lee, Owsley, and Wolfe Counties.  She retired after working there for 31 years.  During her tenure there, she served on several boards and became the first female in the state to be elected as President of the Kentucky Association of Community Action Agencies.
Margaret also worked alongside her husband at the Lee City Livestock Company, a business they began in 1984.  She worked there ‘part-time’ until they sold the business in 2007.  Margaret was a Methodist, having been baptized in that faith when she was a young woman.  She also was a former member of the Wolfe County Woman’s Club.  She was awarded the Outstanding Young Woman of the Year Award in 1965.  She supported many causes in the community and went to both Frankfort and Washington, D.C. to speak on behalf of the poor and the elderly.  She leaves behind a legacy of service and caring for the people she loved: her family and her neighbors.
Funeral Services were conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at Porter & Son Funeral Directors in Campton, with Bro. David F. Creech officiating. Burial followed in the Hazel Green Cemetery. Pallbearers were her nephews. Arrangements entrusted to Porter & Son Funeral Directors in Campton. www.porterandsonfd.com.

Reva O’Hair, 85
Reva O’Hair, 85, of Clay City, the widow of Jess O’Hair, passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 at the University Of Kentucky Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of the Camargo Church of Christ.
She is survived by one son, Roy Gentry and his wife Monica of Jeffersonville; one grandson, Michael Gentry and his wife Roxanne; one great granddaughter, Cordelia Gentry; three sisters, Opal Turner of Miamisburg, OH, Gracie Lapp of Texas and Clara Brewer of Clay City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Josie Trent; her husband, Jess O’Hair; four brothers, Arnold, Augustus, William Letcher Trent and Billy Carl Trent.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at the Clay City Church of Christ with Bro. MC Rice officiating. Burial followed in the Evans Cemetery in Campton. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Tonya Marcum, 42
Tonya Marcum, 42, Winchester, passed away Monday, Jan. 12 at her home. She was born Feb. 3, 1972 in Winchester to the late Onley Earl & Alweena Ratliff Marcum.
Survivors include her sons, Cody Marcum and Casey Dearing, both of Winchester; brothers, Eddie Marcum, David Marcum, Chris Marcum, Johnny Marcum, and Roger Marcum; sisters, Jean Phyllis Rigsby, Trisha Guth, Helen Perkins, Donna Classen, Loretta Curtis, Lisa Bittany, and Tina Neal; grandchild, Kiley Dearing. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Stevie Marcum; and sister, Rachel Marcum.
Services were held on Friday, Jan. 16 at Ark of Mercy, Winchester.

Darlene Short, 45
Darlene Short, 45, of Clay City, passed away Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 at the University Of Kentucky Hospital. She was a housewife.
She is survived by three sons, Mathew Short of Clay City, Travis Donahue of Morehead, and James Lee Donahue of Clay City; two brothers, Robert Combs of Winchester and David Combs of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; one sister, Donna Gail Mullins of Winchester; many nieces and nephews and her partner Lanny Gross. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Dorothy Combs and one brother John Glenn Turner.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 at The Grayson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Cole officiating. Burial followed in the Combs Cemetery in Breathitt County. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.

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Lucille Crout, 91
Lucille Bowen Crout, 91, of Franklin, Ohio, died Friday Jan. 9, 2015 at Garden Manor. She was born in Bowen on Sept. 29, 1923 to Taulbee and Callie (Hobbs) Bowen. She was employed with Armco Steel for 40 years and retired in 1982.
She was preceded in death by her father, Taulbee Bowen; mother, Callie Bowen; husband, Roy E. Crout; brothers, Taulbee Bowen, Newt Bowen and William Bowen; sister, Marie Neal; brother, James Bowen. Lucille is also survivied by her numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday Jan. 14, 2015 at Butler County Memorial Park, Hamilton, Ohio with Dr. Max Fernandez officiating. Burial was in Butler County Memorial Park.
Please visit www.anderson-fh.com to send an online condolence.

Everett Jones, 73
Everett Jones, 73, Stanton, husband of Mary Betty McIntosh Jones, passed away Friday, Jan. 9 at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. He was born Sept. 24, 1941 in Powell County to the late John Leonard and Esther Florine Rose Jones. He was a retired employee of the Ale-8 company.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Betty “Tiny” Jones; sons, Thomas (Shannon) Jones, Jimmy (Bonnie) McIntosh, Jerald (Wanda) Blythe, and Jerry (Wanda) Blythe; daughters, Teresa Jones, Judy (James) Martin, Janice Blythe, Jennifer (Sammy) Bolin, and Nikki (Harold Lewis) Jones; brother, Garry (Judy) Jones; sisters, Norma Ferguson, Peggy (Donnie) Duff, and Pamela Murphy; grandchildren, Mary Mays, Melanie Mays, Harold Jones, Zachary Jones, Alicia Jones, Alison Jones, Taylor Rogers, and eleven others; great-grandchildren, Caroline Lewis, Easton Everett Jones, Chelynn Jones, Chase Jones, James Michael Jones, Lacy Jones, and 16 others; and special friend, Regina Strange.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Floyd Jones and Johnny Jones; and sister, Wanda Powell.
Services were held on Monday, Jan. 12 by Rev. Kenny Wasson at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton. Pallpearers-Harold Jones, Zackery Jones, Jeffrey Jones, Anthony Duff, and Brandon Johnson. Honorary pallbearers-Clay Campbell, Horton Larrison, Dewey Hollon, Glyn Nolan, David Congleton, Denny Frazier, and Phillip Frazier.Burial in Jones-Frazier Cemetery, Stanton. www.ddfh.net

John D. Martin, 27
John David Martin, 27, of Clay City, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. He was a native of Montgomery County,  and the son of Nancy K. Wasson Martin and Woodrow S. Martin. John was a construction worker.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sons, David, Daymin and Bradon Martin; a daughter, McKayla Martin; his stepfather, Rocky Martin; two brothers, Dwayne and Jerry Lee Watkins; and two sisters, Rockell Nicole Martin and Michelle Cooper.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 at Herald & Stewart Home for Funerals in Mount Sterling, with burial in Martin Cemetery.
Robert D. Smith, 55
Robert Darrell Smith, 55, husband of Clara Estes Smith, Stanton, went to be with the lord, Thursday, Jan. 8 at his home. He was born Oct. 31, 1959 in McDowell, to the late Lauza and Bessie Stacy Smith. He was a member of the Full Gospel Pentecostal Church of God, Bowen.
Survivors include his loving Wife, Clara Smith, Stanton; beloved son, Mark Smith, Stanton; big brother, Roscoe and wife, Jeannie Smith, Burlington, IN; sisters, Omeda Cravens, Stanton, Wanda and husband, Pat Johnson, Stanton, Glenda and husband Ollie J. Spencer, Clay City, and Freda Kay Joseph, Stanton; sister-in-law, Kathy Smith; mother-in-law, Mildred Estes; sisters-in-law, Rita and husband, Mike Martin; brother-in-law, Billy and wife, Charlotte Estes; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lauza and Bessie Smith; brother, Dr. J.B. Smith; brothers-in-law, James Lee Joseph and Johnny Estes; and father-in-law, Bill Estes.
Funeral services Sunday, Jan. 11 at Full Gospel Pentecostal Church of God.  Active pallbearers serving-Roscoe Smith, Brandon Smith, Joshua Martin, Daniel Tauber, Johnny Barker, and Brandon Dunaway. Honorary pallbearers serving-Jerry Barker, Michael Estes, Jason Estes, Danny Tauber, Ben Ritchie, Rolanda Dunaway, Friends at Town and Country, Ollie Spencer, and Billy Estes. Burial in Resthaven Cemetery, Stanton.  www.ddfh.net

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Emma C. Hiers, 78
Emma C. Hiers, 78, passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at her home. She was born July 1, 1936 in Boone County to the late Mary Wise Creech. She was a retired sales clerk.
Survivors include her sons, Karl Wayne Hiers, Elizabethtown, Charles Marvin Hiers, Vine Grove, and Michael Woodrow Hiers, Ratcliff; sisters, Hattie Whisman, Clay City, and Elsie Smith, Lafontaine, IN; and grandchildren, Talia & Misty Hiers.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Creech; husband, Charles Milton Hiers; sister, Ilene; brothers, John David and Corbitt Creech.
Services were held on Monday, Dec. 22 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home by Rev. James Harold Combs. Burial was in Cobb Hill Cemetery with Lawrence Watkins Jr., Geff Combs, Geff Combs Jr., Charles Brooks, Josh Watkins, Johnny Smith, and Tim Combs serving as pallbearers.    www.ddfh.net

Malvira Bellamy, 74
Malvira Bellamy, 74, passed away Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 at Stanton Nursing Center, Stanton. She was born May 21, 1940 at Furnace to the late George H. and Ivy Mae Watson Bellamy.
Survivors include her brothers, Ollie and wife, Kay Bellamy and Bill Bellamy; sister-in-law, Carolyn Bellamy; caregiver and friend, Rachel and husband, Paul Riddell; numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 31 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton by Rev. Anthony Molihan. Burial was in Mt. Canaan Cemetery with Linville Bellamy, Kelly Bellamy, Don Bellamy, Carley Bellamy, Anthony Bellamy, and Justin Tincher serving as pallbearers.  www.ddfh.net

Ruby Lafferty, 87
Ruby Lafferty, 87, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 at the Windsor Care Center in Mt. Sterling. She was a housewife and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.
She is survived by one son, Oakley Vernon Lafferty and his wife Teresa of Tucson, AZ; one daughter, Teresa George and her husband Rayburn of Jeffersonville; eight grandchildren, Jeffery Dewey, Daniel Dewey, Jamison Wilson, Christopher Wilson, Kendra Lafferty, Adam Lafferty, Jenna Lafferty, Stephanie Perry; and three great grandchildren Matson Dickens, Emmett Wilson and Joseph Dewey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Asa and Pheba Preston; husband, Oakley Lafferty; one son, Lawrence Lafferty; one brother, Benny Lafferty; and one sister, Dorothy Smith.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 with Bro. Steve McGuire officiating at The Grayson Funeral Home Chapel in Clay City. Burial followed in the Hammack Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gary Chaffins, Kevin Chaffins, Michael Martin, Ernie Meeks, Josh Perry and Johnny Caudill. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Frances Parker, 77
Frances Baber Parker, 77, long life partner of Jr. Burnis Rice, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 at University of Kentucky Medical Center, after a long and wonderful life.  She was born on March 10, 1937 to the late Pascal E. and Bessie Lee Baber, in Winchester. She was a homemaker and retired from Sylvania.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She is survived by three daughters, Donna (Steve) Bridges Justice, Patti (Blake) Watts and Cindy (Greg) Moore; four grandchildren, Chrissy, Tonya, Will and Zach; four great grandchildren, Jacob, Keenan, Gracey and Landyn; one sister, Stella Plunkett Blevins; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Billy Bridges, Jr. “Bimbo”; two grandsons, Josh Bridges and Lee Justice; three brothers and three sisters.
Services were conducted on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 by Bro. John David Hearne.  Burial was in Winchester Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Zach Bridges, Will Justice, Tony Rice, Steve Justice, Blake Watts and Greg Moore.

Seldon Smallwood, 81
Seldon “Gene” Smallwood, 81, of New Holland, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital with his loving family by his side after battling heart problems.
He was born on Sept. 28, 1933 in Powell County to Everett and Mary Reed Smallwood.  He proudly served his country in the US Marines during the Korean Conflict.  Gene had worked at Armco in Washington CH from 1962 to 1987 and retired due to health issues.  He loved flying and piloted his own plane until he was no longer able to do so.  He was passionate about his children and grandchildren.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Selby Smallwood.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Clara Kemplin Smallwood, whom he married on April 6, 1956; his children George (Terri) Smallwood and Kim (Marlen) Howard; grandchildren and great-grandchildren Kurt (Brittany), Austin, Gavin, Ava, Easton, Preston, Roger, Eric (Sarah), Annabel and Sam Smallwood, Brandon, Daniel and Mikaela Howard; sister Faye (Earl) Adams as well as several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
The funeral service was held on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015  at the New Holland Church of Christ in Christian Union, Ohio with Larry Doss and Mike Hodge officiating with burial at the New Holland Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Summers Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be sent to www.summersfuneralhome.com.

Hazel Sparks, 63
Hazel Sparks, 63, of Ninth Avenue, Clay City, wife of David Sparks, passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 at the Clark Regional Medical Center. She was a former employee of the Lycoma Shoe factory and Continental Metal Specialties and a member of the Black Creek Holiness Church.
She is survived by her husband, David Sparks of Clay City; two sons, Michael David Sparks of Clay City and Josh Daniel Sparks and his wife Jessica of Clay City; one daughter, Michelle Leigh Allen and her husband Mike of Stanton; three grandchildren, Tyler Allen, Austin Sparks and Julia Sparks.
She was preceded in death by her parents Dewey and Julia Hall; two brothers, Montfort (Jack) Hall and Langley (Sonny Buck) Hall; five sisters, Leona Gilley, Betty (Ladybug) Goodwin, Madgie Hatton, Gertrude Richardson and Agnes Dailey.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Sammy Faulkner and Bro. Herbert Barnett officiating. Burial followed in the Clark Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tyler Allen, Austin Sparks, Jeff Johnson, Christian Johnson, Wayne Smith and David Kennett. Honorary pallbearers were former employees of CMS and members of the Black Creek Holiness Church. Grayson Funeral Home is in charge of services.

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Amber L. Caudill, 19
Amber Lynn Caudill, 19, died on Dec. 23, 2014 at her residence on Oxford Drive in Winchester.  Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, she was the daughter of Marc A. Caudill and Karen Hoskins Caudill.  Amber graduated from Powell County High School in 2013 and was a sophomore at Eastern Kentucky University.  She was preceded in death by her paternal great grandparents Shirley Barnett Bolduc and Malcolm Lovell Caudill; maternal great grandparents, Dollie Barnett, Simpson Barnett, Marcella “Cricket” Hoskins and John William Hoskins and by her maternal grandmother, Floria Iline Barnett Hoskins.
She is survived by her father, Marc A. Caudill of Clay City;  her mother, Karen Hoskins Caudill of Stanton; her fiancé, David Arbic of Winchester; one brother, Jacob Anthony Caudill of Morehead; two sisters, Laken Iline Short of Stanton and Kelcy Dawn Short of Nashville, TN; paternal great grandparents Richard Edward Bolduc and Julia Caudill of Clay City; paternal grandparents, Malcolm (Claudette) Caudill, Jr. of Lawrenceburg and Cynthia Bolduc (Michael) Davis of Morehead; maternal grandparents, Gary Warren (Linda) Hoskins of Stanton; along with her special grandparent, Linda Miller of Georgetown and special aunt, Teresa Melton of Georgetown.
Funeral services officiated by Bro. Phillip Pogue were held on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton.  Interment was in Stonegate Cemetery, Stanton, with Steve Knox, Alex Bolduc, Steve Everman, Matt Watkins, Seth Caudill, Nicholas Jones, Perry Barnett, Cody Short and Evan Short serving as active pallbearers.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

Noah R. Christopher, 69
Noah Roger Christopher, 69, passed away Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at the Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton, FL. He was a truck salesman and a Veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by one son, David Christopher of Maryville, TN; one daughter, Angie Christopher of Dayton, OH; two grandchildren; three brothers, Wayne Christopher and wife Joan of Cookville, TN, Sammy Christopher and wife Nikki of Franklin, OH,  and Ernie Christopher and wife Reda of Tip City, OH; two sisters, Ellen Cunningham of Mt. Washington and Deborah Butcher and husband Brian of Kettering.
He was preceded in death by his parents Noah Sr. and Marie Christopher; and one sister, Wavilyn Ginter.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2014 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary Willoughby officiating. Burial followed in the Powell’s Valley Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Roy W. Moore, 55
Roy Wayne Moore, 55, of Jeffersonville, passed away at his residence Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. He was a carpenter.
He was survived by one son, Bryan Moore and his wife Amanda of Mt. Sterling; three grandchildren, Bryson Moore, Sophie Moore and Logan Miller; one brother, Archie Utterback of Clay City; three sisters, Patty Catron of Middletown, OH, Theresa Miller of Jeffersonville and Susan Bond of Jeffersonville.
He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Laura Mae Moore and grandchild Riley Moore.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 at the Little Ella Church in Jeffersonville with Bro. Steve McGuire officiating. Burial followed in the Little Ella Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Tracy G. Profitt, 75
Tracy Gene Profitt, 75, passed away Sunday, Dec.  21, 2014 at the UK Medical Center from injuries received in an auto accident. He was a retired pastor, carpenter and was a member of the Vaughn’s Mill Church of God. He loved to coon hunt and rabbit hunt.
He is survived by one son, Tracy Dewayne Profitt and his wife Sheryl; two daughters, Donna Westphal and husband Barry, and Tina Rogers and ex-husband David; six grandchildren, Brandon Profitt, Kasey Drew Profitt, Katherine Rogers Franklin, Autumn Rogers Gecas, Amanda Westphal Gecas and Emma Westphal Boseman; four brothers, James, Earl, Richard and Larry Profitt; three sisters, Betty Booth, Mae Barnes and Rose Wireman; and many special family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Martha Profitt; two brothers William and Shirley Profitt; and two sisters Roberta Profitt and Polly Eller.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 at The Grayson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary Mathis and Bro. Teddy Linkous officiating. Burial followed in the Kennon Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Bonnie Sargent, 50
Bonnie Sargent, 50, wife of Robert Sargent of Rogers, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 at her residence. She was a housewife.
She is survived by her husband Robert Sargent of Rogers; one son, Thomas Pressnell and wife Angie of Rogers; one daughter, Lucille Spicer of Rogers; eight grandchildren; four brothers, David, Jimmy and Earl Pressnell of Tenn. and James Pressnell of Rogers; three sisters, Betty Trent of Pine Ridge, Margaret Creech of Hazel Green and Patricia Roberts of Campton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Daney and Lucille Pressnell.
Funeral Services were held Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 at The Grayson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Frank Bryant officiating. Burial followed in the Reynolds Cemetery in Wolfe County.
Pallbearers were Earl Pressnell, Ryan Cunningham, Scott Roberts, Nathan Friend, Mike Brundon and Roger Thrash. Grayson Funeral Home is in charge of services.

Betty L. Townsend, 62
Betty Lou Townsend, 62, of Cat Creek Road, Stanton, passed away at her residence on Dec.  25, 2014.  Born in Winchester, she was the daughter of Rosie Lee Poe Trent and the late Herbert Trent.  She was a former factory employee of Continental Metal Specialty and she attended Stanton Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, William Townsend, Sr. of Stanton; her mother, Rosie Lee Trent of Clay City; two sons, Michael Henry Vanover and Christopher Scott (Becky) Vanover of Stanton; one daughter, Lisa Gail Potts of Clay City; one brother, Herbert Scott (Roxanna) Trent of Jeffersonville; one sister, Patty Gail (Tim Shackelford) Trent of Clay City; two grandchildren, Derrick Tyler Potts and Darren Douglas Potts; one nephew, Scotty Shane Trent of Jeffersonville; two nieces, Rebecca (Kevin) Shackelford of Mt. Sterling and Shanna Trent of Jeffersonville; and special friend, Beth Riggs.
Funeral services officiated by Rev. M. C. Rice and Rev. Anthony Molihan with eulogy by Glen Oliver were held on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton.  Interment will be in Stonegate Cemetery, Stanton, with Austin Bowels, Harry Lowry, James Townsend, Charles Johnson, Glen Oliver and Scotty Shane Trent serving as active pallbearers.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

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James C. Babcock, 73
James Celon Babcock, 73 of Saulsbury, Tennessee, departed this life Monday morning, Dec. 15, 2014 at Northbrooke Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Jackson, Tennessee.
Mr. Babcock was born in Dansville, New York on Saturday, Jan. 11, 1941 to the late Celon and Isabel Potter Babcock. He served in the United States Army and worked as a truck driver for several years with NAB Transportation. Among his hobbies, he was an avid toy John Deere tractor collector. Prior to moving to Hardeman County two years ago, he lived in Olive Branch, Mississippi.
Survivors include three sons, Richard Babcock and wife Carol of Saulsbury, Tennessee, Michael Scott Rogers of Stanton and James Ray Babcock of Stanton; and a brother, Kenneth Babcock of Greensboro, North Carolina.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
Donations made in memory of Mr. Babcock may be sent to the Sovereign Grace Baptist Church.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Bolivar was in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia Boyd, 94
Virginia Mae Boyd, 94, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 at Stanton Nursing Center.  Born in Stanton, she was the daughter of the late James and Edna Combs Baker.  She was a quilt maker, gardener and homemaker and she was a faithful member of Stanton First Church of God.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Lonnie Cecil Smallwood and by her second husband, Lenual Ray Boyd; one son, James Alec Smallwood; two brothers, Glenn Baker and Earl Dean Baker; one sister, Ruth Morton, one grandson, Larry Forrest Trent, Jr. and a great granddaughter, Dosha Lynn Trent.
Surviving relatives are two daughters:  Janice (Forrest) Trent of Stanton, and Ladonna (Harold) Berry of Cynthiana; one brother, Roger (Betty) Baker of Stanton; one sister, Betty Gentry and special niece, Glenna Gentry Blythe of Stanton; a sister-in-law, Anna Marie Baker of Lexington; one grand daughter-in-law, Lisa Trent of Stanton; five grandchildren:  Debra Trent and Cheryl (Barrett) Bromich of Chandler, AZ, Gregory (Robin) Berry of Jeffersonville, Dwayne (Teresa) Berry and Kevin Berry of Cynthiana; eight great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services officiated by Bro. Anthony Molihan, Bro. Larry Mullins and Bro. Garland Lacy were held on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 at Stanton First Church of God, Stanton. Interment was in Crabtree Cemetery, South Fork Road, Stanton with Gregory Berry, Kevin Berry, Dwayne Berry, Josh Berry, Daniel Berry, Shade Blythe and Dakota Trent serving as active pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers were Sherwin Baker, Sheldon Baker, Darren Baker, Eddie Baker, Wilma Rogers, Ruby Bush, Dr. Julie Kennon, Scott Seitz and Glenna Blythe.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

Norma Lane, 68
Norma Crase Lane, 68 of Blanchester, Ohio, passed peacefully Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 at her residence. Born Nov. 11, 1946 in Athens, Kentucky, Norma was the daughter of Osa and Virginia (Fletcher) Crase and was a loving and devoted mother. grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters,
Norma leaves behind her loving children, Michael Bates of Blanchester, Ohio, Michelle (Gregory) Fullerton of Lebanon, Ohio, and Lora (Cheyenne) Bishop of Lebanon, Ohio; brothers, James Caskey of Hazard, Rexford Crase and Donald Crase both of Blanchester, Ohio; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Active pallbearers serving were Joseph Crase, Cheyenne Bishop, Tyler Napier, Aaron Crase, Danny Crase, and Steven Kennon. Honorary pallbearers were Calvin Andrew Pottorf and Michael Cheyenne Bates.
Services were held on Saturday, Dec. 20 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton. Burial was in Kennon Cemetery, Clay City.

Irene Rogers, 78
Irene Rogers, 78, died peacefully at her residence in Lexington on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.  Born in Powell County, she was the daughter of the late Prince Wilburn and the late Mina Alice Friend Wilburn Tipton.  She was a former employee of Good Samaritan Hospital.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Floyd Thomas Rogers; one son, Hubert Wayne Rogers; one daughter, Judith Anita Rogers; one brother, Ishmael Wilburn and by three sisters, Eula Mae Estep, Brunnie Martin and Ethel Bellamy.
Surviving relatives are two sons:  Thomas David (Susan) Rogers of Stanton and Charles Edward Rogers of Lexington; five sisters:  Aileen (Richard) Centers of Winchester, OH, Violet Ann Martin and Mary Ann Tipton both of Bowen, Ivory Jean Jones of Middlefork and Ladonna Tharp of Quitman, TX; four grandchildren:  Thomas David Rogers II, Kyle Douglas Rogers, Nathaniel Wayne Rogers and Crystal Ann Rogers; three great grandchildren:  Joshua Tyler King, Kayla Dawn Rogers and Nathaniel Wayne Rogers II and one great-great grandchild, Kyndall Renaye Sue King.
Funeral services officiated by Rev. Jesse Rogers were held on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton.  Interment was in the Rogers Family Cemetery, Pecks Creek Road, Stanton, with Thomas David Rogers II, Nathaniel Rogers, Michael Martin, Timothy Martin, Tim Rogers and Derick Rogers serving as active pallbearers.  Allen Foley is a honorary pallbearer.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.