Lona King Knox, 88
Lona Alice Knox, 88, of Clay City, widow of Lemon Knox, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Clark Regional Medical Center. She was a retired employee of Druthers Restaurant and a member of the Three Cross Baptist Mission.
She is survived by one son, Johnnie Knox, of Clay City; two daughters, Edwinna Knox, of Clay City and Michelle Caskey, of Clay City; nine grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Knox, of Clay City, and Ackie Friend, of Clay City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jess and Bessie Adams; husband, Lemon Knox; two sons, Jessie and Kenneth Knox; two brothers, Raymond and Weedie Adams; and two sisters, Ruby Adams and Edith Ann Thomas.
Funeral Services were held Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. George Sparks officiating. Burial followed in the Adams Cemetery. Pallbearers were Pete Thomas, Woody Adams, Paul Adams, Aaron Faulkner, Michael Reed and Dustin Knox. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.
Shirley Ray Rogers, 73
Shirley Ray Rogers, 73, husband of Lena Wireman Rogers, passed away Sunday, April 26 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. He was born April 19, 1942 in Winchester to the late Herbert Rogers and Mildred Howell Thompson. He was the founder of Ray Rogers Insurance Agency, charter president of the Jay Cees, and chairman of the Beechfork Water Commission.
Ray was a former deacon at Stanton Baptist Church where he was a youth leader and one the founders of “Pirates Night”. He was on the board of trustees at Bowen First Church of God. He was also a former president of Powell County Little League, charter member of the KHSAA Hall of Fame Museum, and a member of the Powell County Basketball Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Stanton Masonic Lodge F&AM352 and an active member of the Gideons. Survivors include his wife, Lena Rogers, Stanton; son, Timothy Ray and wife, Stacy Rogers, Stanton; daughters, Teresa Rogers King, Stanton and Lori Beth and husband, Jason Mays, Georgetown; grandchildren, Bethany and husband, Jerrod Childers, Danielle and husband Kyle Eades, Brett King, Taylor Rogers, Hunter Martin, Trenton Rogers, Jayse Mays and Raegan Mays; great-grandchildren, Jayden and Presley Childers.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cecil and Mattie Howell and parents, Herbert Rogers and Mildred Howell Thompson. Services were held on Wednesday, April 29 at the Bowen First Church of God, Stanton by Rev. Wayne Everman and Rev. Steven Williams. Masonic services were held on Tuesday, April 28 at 8 p.m. Burial was in Stanton Cemetery with Jerrod Childers, Kyle Eades, Brett King, Hunter Martin, Aarron Marsee, Jason Mays, Jayse Mays, Trenton Rogers, and Scott Wireman serving as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers serving, Dr. Charles Noss, C.B. Martin, Don Butler, Jamie Trent, Carlos Hall, Ron Hub, Richard Fain, Billy Miller, Richie Rednour, Steve Hale, Dr. Brian Andreas, Mark Buckles, Dwaine Meadows, Larry Meadows, Ryan Lemond, Dale Allen, Gerri and Marvin Coleman, Willard Estep, Richard Henderson, Teddie Mays, Larry Mullins, Gary Lake, Scotty Frazier, Jeff King, Troy Brooks, Bobby Hall, Hon. Sara Combs, Laura Trippy, Evan Blakey, Tim Blakey, Jamie Caudill, Elvin Neal, Scott Graham, Carl Wells Jr., Bernard Wireman, Randall Wireman, Willie Brewer, Beechfork Water Commission, PCMS Baseball Team, Bowen First Church of God, Kathy’s Country Kitchen Table of Knowledge, and Powell County Pirate Athletic teams past and present.
Janice Conley Smith, 77
Janice Conley Smith, 77, widow of Edwin Smith, passed away at Stanton Nursing Center on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Born in Prestonsburg, she was a daughter of the late Sam Conley and the late Pearl Mae Pelfrey Conley. She was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting. In addition to her parents and her husband she was also preceded in death by her daughter, Della Wylene Smith.
She is survived by two sons: John (Tina) Smith and Guy Smith both of Beattyville; eight grandchildren, one great grandchild and many other loving family members and friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Booneville Funeral Home in Booneville. Funeral services officiated by Pastor Garett Thomas will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015 at Hearne Funeral Home, 125 West College Avenue, Stanton, KY. Interment will follow in the Stanton Cemetery.
Daniel Ethan Stamper, 19
Daniel Ethan Stamper, 19, of Irvine, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from injuries received in an auto accident. He was an employee of Ball Homes.
He is survived by his parents Jimmy and Diane Stamper of Irvine; his birth mother, Shawneda Stamper, of Lexington; one brother, Aaron Stamper, of Irvine; two sisters, Kendra Peck, of Irvine, and Hannah Stamper, of Irvine.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Buford Powell officiating. Burial followed in the Stamper Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ricky Reed, Jeff Berryman, Jake Turpin, Scooter Cane, Casey Riddle and Kyle Kindred. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.
William J. Swope, 88
William J (Bill) Swope entered into heavenly home on April 20, 2015. He was born April 5, 1927 in Slade, and married to Rose Hayes Swope as a loving care giver for 47 years.
He is survived by his wife, Rose, beloved son, William J. (BJ) Swope II, Winchester. Three grandchildren: Kendra Sue Swope, Alexandria Nicole Swope and William Kenneth Swope and sister, Orene Rose of Orlando, Florida. He is preceded in death by his parents Bill and Minnie Miller Swope, and brother-in-laws Thomas Hayes and Arnold Rose.
He graduated from Alvin Drew (Presbyterian) School at Pine Ridge, Kentucky where he became a Christian. He later attended Eastern Kentucky College and began training at Veterans Administrative Hospital in Lexington.
Bill retired from Veterans Administrative Hospital after 30 years in nursing. He built and operated Swope’s Boat Repair & Transit Company for 60 years. After retiring for health reasons he worked at Kentucky Freightliner Trucking Company.
Bill loved the Lord Jesus Christ and was a member of Calvary Christian Church in Winchester. After retirement he spent winters in Okeechobee, Florida fishing. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and dog “Minnie.” He enjoyed seeing old friends and his cousins at reunions.
Active Pallbearers were: Dwaine Dye, Don Pearson, John Kennon, Jason Wattenberger, Shawn Turner, and Lonnie Pendleton
Honary Pallbearers were: Members of the Alvin Drew Alumni, Dr. Michael Kirk, Dr. Freddie Terrell and Staff, Verne and Sybil Mohr, Robert and Patricia Powe, Norma and Sheridan Flora, Robert and Charlene Summers, Ada Sewell, Bill and Hazel Nichols, Doris Dixon, and Robert and Jan Mays.
Special thanks to Clark County Home Health, Dr. Michael Kirk, Dr. Freddie Terrell and staff, Hospice East, and Pamela Bachman.
Memorial gifts can be given to American Cancer Society for research on prostate cancer, P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Services were held at Scobee’s Funeral Home on April 28, 2015 by Brother Verne Mohr and Dickie Everman. Burial was at Kennon Cemetery, on Hardwick’s Creek Road in Powell County