11-27 Obits

Josephine Brush, 77
Josephine Johnson Brush, 77, of Mt. Sterling, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at St. Joseph Mt. Sterling. She was born June 6, 1937 in Perry County to the late Elmer and Velva Combs Johnson.
Josephine had resided in Clay City before moving to Montgomery County 35 years ago.   She was a homemaker and a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Clay City.  She enjoyed reading, spending time with her family, fellowship at family reunions, going to church and listening to singing. Josephine will be remembered as being very selfless and she will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Survivors include, one daughter, Patricia Darlene Brush Willoughby (Robert) of Mt. Sterling; one brother, Roy Johnson (Debra) of Clay City; three grandchildren, Ashley Coons (Lantz) of Mt. Sterling, Mabel Wiler (Gary) of Mt. Sterling and Hazel Tufano (Micha) of Jeffersonville; five great grandchildren, Brandon Wiler (Cortlynn), Logan Wiler, Kelly Thornberry (Dillon), and Akin Coons all of Mt. Sterling and Grace Tufano of Jeffersonville; her beloved dog, Abigail.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Johnson and Ronnie Johnson; one sister, Thelma Johnson Muncie.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Friendship Baptist Church in Clay City. Burial followed in the Combs Cemetery.  Bro. Terry Miller officiated the services.
Pallbearers were Robert Willoughby, Lantz Coons, Nathan Johnson, Casey Johnson, Micha Tufano, Doodle Johnson, Roy Johnson and Gary Wiler.
Guestbook at coffmanfuneral.com. Arrangements under the direct care of Coffman Funeral Home & Crematory.

Alvin C. Crowe, 78
Alvin C. “A.C.” Crowe, 78, of Princeton, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at Grave Healthcare in Clarksville, TN. A son of the late James and Elsie Allen Crowe, he was a member of the Creswell Baptist Church and a retired U.S. Navy Veteran having served during the Korean and Vietnam War era. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Candice “Candy” Crowe Baxter.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Hines Crowe; two daughters, Sherry (Alvin) Straub, Manteo, MC, and Myra (Jeff) McCune, Derby, Kansas; three grandchildren, Jennifer and Jared Straub, and Nicole (Jay) Johnston, all of North Carolina; three brothers, Burton (Joan) Crowe, Lexington, Rodney Crowe, Princeton, and Jimmy (Pam) Crowe, Stanton.
Memorial services were held Sunday, Oct. 12, 12:30PM Creswell Baptist Church, Caldwell County, with the Rev. Bobby Jackson and Bro. Mike Franklin officiating.
A Memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 28, at 11 a.m. at the Donnie Randall Veterans Cemetery, Rosslyn.

Fred C. Hall, 72
Fred C. Hall, 72, of Morris Street, Stanton, died on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington.  Born in Lee County, he was the son of the late Dellie Ray Hall and the late Mattie Marie Caldwell Hall.  He was a former financial officer with Peoples National Bank and a retired finance manager with Floyd Anderson Chevrolet-Buick in Campton. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Lenvil Russell Hall and Lowel Dale Hall.
He is survived by one daughter, Nichole “Nikki” Dupreez and her husband Philip of Fort Lauderdale, FL; one brother, Glen Hall and his wife Doris of Knoxville, TN; one sister, Wilma Williams and her husband Eddie of Knoxville, TN; and by his former wife, Alberta Hall of Fort Lauderdale, FL.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

Henrietta Kirchner, 92
Henrietta Rita Kirchner, 92, of Boone Creek Road, Stanton, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.  Born in Detroit, MI she was the daughter of the late John Kokowicz and the late Gertrude Jaranowski Kokowicz.  She was a retired medical secretary for the Children’s Hospital of Detroit, MI and a former president and secretary of the Women’s Auxiliary of Michigan Amvets.  She was a part time piano teacher and a member of Our Lady Of The Mountain Catholic Church.
In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph T. Kirchner and by two brothers, Edmund and Eugene Kokowicz.
She is survived by two sons:  Keith C. and his wife Karlin Kirchner of Irasburg, Vermont and Gregory John and his wife Lorraine Kirchner of Warren, MI; one daughter, Karen and her husband Eligah Vires of Stanton; one sister, Bernadette Stodola of Sarasota, FL; special friend Mikki Silva; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
A memorial mass was held on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Our Lady Of The Mountain Catholic Church, Stanton.  Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Morris Creek Road, Stanton.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

Harold Patton, 59
Harold Patton, 59, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at the Hospice Care Plus Compassionate Care Center.
He is survived by one son, Darald Patton of Richmond; two step daughters, Percilla Stamper and her husband Allie of Irvine, and Carlena Woolsey of Richmond; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; two brothers, James Patton and his wife Gladys of Stanton, and Larry Patton of Stanton; two sisters, Barbara Roberts and her husband Randy of Clay City and Margaret Hatton and her husband Jerry of Dayton, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents Arnold and Della Patton, and his wife Sue Dozier Patton.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Herbert Barnett and Bro. Ike Sams officiating. Burial was in the Oak Dale Cemetery in Irvine. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Charla Jo Thorpe, 43
Charla Jo Thorpe, 43, of Courtney Lane, Stanton, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester.  Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of William M. and Linda Roberts Thorpe of Stanton.
Charla Jo was a former truck driver and a member of Stanton Assembly of God.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Clinton Wade Thorpe.
In addition to her parents, she is also survived by three daughters:  Jazmen Thorpe and Sarah Thorpe of Stanton, and Alyssa Hendershot of Jeffersonville, IN; one sister, Sharon Taylor of Florida; one grandchild, Kaleb Morton Thorpe; a sister-in-law, Michelle Thorpe and by three nieces:  Courtney Thorpe, Jacey Thorpe and Leah Taylor.
Funeral services officiated by Bro. Ed Thomas and Bro. Warren Rogers were held on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton.  Interment was in the Roberts Cemetery with David Thorpe, Rick Roberts, Dan Thorpe, Jim Thorpe, Collin Frazier, and Brandon Patterson serving as active pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Drake, Gary Lee Asch II, Violet Townsend Moore, Ruby Haddix, Michelle Thorpe and Jenna Roberts.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.  www.hearnefuneralhome.com

11-20 Obits

Alvin “A.C.” Crowe, 78
Alvin C. “A.C.” Crowe, 78, of Princeton, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at Grave Healthcare in Clarksville, TN. A son of the late James and Elsie Allen Crowe, he was a member of the Creswell Baptist Church and a retired U.S. Navy Veteran having served during the Korean and Vietnam War era. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Candice “Candy” Crowe Baxter.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Hines Crowe; two daughters, Sherry (Alvin) Straub, Manteo, MC, and Myra (Jeff) McCune, Derby, Kansas; three grandchildren, Jennifer and Jared Straub, and Nicole (Jay) Johnston, all of North Carolina; three brothers, Burton (Joan) Crowe, Lexington, Rodney Crowe, Princeton, and Jimmy (Pam) Crowe, Stanton.
Memorial services were held Sunday, Oct. 12 at the Creswell Baptist Church, Caldwell County, with the Rev. Bobby Jackson and Bro. Mike Franklin officiating.
A Memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 28 at 11 a.m. at the Donnie Randall Veterans Cemetery, Rosslyn. Davis and Davis Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.

Allene Neal, 94
Allene Neal, 94, widow of Wardie Hardin Neal, of Morris Creek Road, Stanton, passed away on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 at Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester.  Born in Frenchburg, she was the daughter of the late Kelly L. Lawson and the late Mary Ann Logan Lawson.  She was a homemaker and member of Morris Creek First Church of God.  In addition to her husband and her parents she was also preceded in death by her daughter, Shirley Ann Neal and by two brothers, Floyd W. Lawson and Russell C. Lawson.
Allene Neal is survived by two sons: Wallace (Sharon) Neal of Winchester and David (Kathy) Neal of Stanton; two daughters:  Linda (Willard) Estep and Betty (Howard) Pelfrey both of Stanton; nine grandsons: Anthony Neal, Jeff Neal, Michael Estep, Stephen Pelfrey, Doug Pelfrey, Kevin Pelfrey, Chris Neal, Kelly Neal and Brandon Neal; two granddaughters:  Debbie Watson and Amanda Wallace; and 14 great grandchildren.  Funeral services officiated by Brother Willard Estep and Brother Raymond Tipton were held on Tuesday, Nov.18 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton.  Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery with Stephen Pelfrey, Doug Pelfrey, Kevin Pelfrey, Chris Neal, Kelly Neal, Brandon Neal, Anthony Neal, Jeff Neal and Michael Estep serving as active pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers were the members of Morris Creek First Church of God.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

James Tucker, 75
James Tucker, 75, of Lake Naomi Road, Clay City, passed away on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at the Saint Joseph Hospital. He was a retired farmer.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Tucker of Clay City; several step children, grandchildren, and brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Lewis officiating. Burial followed in the Spencer Cemetery.
Grayson Funeral Home is in charge of services.

11-13 Obits

Jeffrey T. Curtis, 52
Jeffrey Tod Curtis, 52, of Morris Creek Road, Stanton,  passed away on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester.  He was the owner of S and K Construction Company.
He is survived by his wife, Angela Mallory Curtis and his son, Jeffrey Curtis of Stanton; two daughters:  Krista Myers of Wisconsin and Shelly and her husband Charles Poe of Clay City; his mother, Maxine Rose Crain of Clay City; two brothers:  Kevin and his wife Tonya Crain of Stanton and Jason Crain of Clay City; along with five grandchildren:  Whitney Poe, Jaden Poe, Adam Myers, Braxton Powers and Hunter Mills.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Melvin Wayne Curtis.
Graveside services were held at on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at the West Bend Cemetery in Clay City.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

Patrick R. Duff, 82
Patrick Ray Duff, 82, husband of Evangeline Maupin Duff, Forge Mill Road, Clay City, passed away at his residence on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.  He was born in  Harvey, KY to the late George L. and Ruth Ledford Duff.  Ray graduated from Powell County High School in 1949 and he was a graduate of Miami University, Oxford, OH where he earned a degree in finance.  Duff opened Continental Metals in Powell County and he and his wife constructed the Powell Prescription building and the Red River Clinic building in Clay City.
Ray Duff was owner of Winchester Coating Inc. and he was a member of Clay City United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Roger Duff; two sisters, Norma Gail Rose and Monella Fugate and by his grandson, Patrick Shaw.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Evangeline Maupin Duff; one daughter, Connie and her husband John Mills of Winchester; one brother, Donald Lee and his wife Peggy Duff of Stanton; four sisters, Betty Faye Spencer, Stanton, Carolyn and her husband Douglas Finch, Lexington, Marcella and her husband Harold Hopper, Fort Wayne, IN and Joyce Erickson, Garner, NC; four grandchildren, Kortney (David) Shearer, Meagan (Chad) Lawson, Coe St. John and Jonathan Mills; and by three great grandchildren, Brennon Meadows, Christian Williams and Landon Lawson.
Funeral services officiated by Rev. Kim Rose were held on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton.  Interment was in the Clay City-Eaton Cemetery with Brennon Meadows, Christian Williams, Darryl Ashley, John Mills, Jonathan Mills and Coe St. John serving as active pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers were Harold Hopper, Doug Finch, Ray Fugate, Jerlene and Billy Rose, Alan Maupin, Pandora Maupin, Ashley Kirk, Phyllis Rose, Millard Skidmore, Pete Shaw and Jim Halsey.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

Alfred E. Hall, 60
Alfred Earl Hall, 60, of Beechfork Road, Clay City, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at his residence.  Born in Winchester, he was the son of the late Mack Hall, Sr. and the late Mildred Miller Hall.  He was a former contractor and owner of H and H Contracting.  In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by one brother, Darrell Hall.
He is survived by three children:  Chris and his wife Lori Hall, Cody Hall, and Jessica and her husband Brian Williams of Clay City; four brothers:  Andrew Hall, Tim (Geneva) Hall, Mack Hall, Jr. and Otis Hall all of Clay City; his life long companion, Nancy Farmer and her four children:  Angela Lee, Melana Townsend, Roger and his wife Erin Townsend and Nicholas Townsend all of Clay City; and by 21 grandchildren.
Funeral services officiated by Rev. Terry Leap and Rev. Kim Rose were held on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton.  Interment was in Kennon Cemetery, Clay City, with Chris Hall, Cody Hall, Tim Hall, Jr., Nathaniel Hall, Joseph Hall, Nathan Hall, Roger Townsend, Nicholas Townsend and Brian Williams serving as active pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers were Todd Young, Jamie Miller, Bobby Barnes, Walter Powell, Leroy Williams and Tinty Knowles.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

Lowell D. Huffman, 57
Lowell Denver Huffman, 57, of Frenchburg, passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. He was a member of the Frenchbug Church of Christ and a retired plumber.
He is survived by his mother, Doris Huffman of Frenchburg; three brothers, Jim Huffman of Frenchburg, Dink Huffman of Frenchburg and Dale Huffman of Pikeville; one sister, Carolyn Bentley and her husband Clyde of Wellington. He was preceded in death by his father Denver Huffman.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at the Big Woods Cemetery in Frenchburg with Bro. Jess Brewer and Bro. Randy Imel officiating. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Kathleen Johnson, 54
Kathleen Johnson 54, of Camargo passed away on Nov. 3, 2014 and was welcomed into her heavenly home by her husband Emanuel Johnson who passed away on May 14, 2014. Kathy was the daughter of the late Bill and Jean Oakley Watkins.
Together, Kathy and Manuel are survived by three children: William Joshua Watkins of Mt. Sterling, Emanuel Johnson Jr, and Christina Johnson of Hamilton, Ohio. They had six grandchildren, two of which were very special and close to them, Destiny Watkins, and Christina Hunt both of Mt. Sterling.
Kathy is survived by her sisters and brother in laws, Virginia and Stanley Elkins, Stanton and Rebecca and Ronnie Beer, Clay City; and by two brothers and sister in laws, David and Mildred Watkins, Jeffersonville and Arthur and Jane Watkins, Camargo. Special friends Kay Letcher and Margie Day, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Kathy was preceded in death by her husband, both of her parents, two brothers, Robert Arrington Watkins, and Elmer Watkins (infant), and one sister, Dorothy Ann Watkins (infant).
The Family would like to thank everyone for all the thoughts, prayers and kindness shown during the losses of both Kathy and Manuel. Each and every one of you who called, came by, or just checked on the two of them will never know how much the family appreciated it! Once again thank you!
The family will hold a private memorial service for both Kathy and Manuel at a later date and time. Grayson Funeral Home in charge.

Charlie A. Patton
Charlie Andrew Patton, 2 months, passed away Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 in Jeffersonville. Charlie is survived by his parents Kelsey and Janet Patton of Jeffersonville; two sisters, Layla Nicole and Kelsie Jane Patton of Jeffersonville; paternal grandmother, Ruth Patton of Jeffersonville; maternal grandparents, Linville Anderson of Olympia and Janet Goss of Mt. Sterling. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Donald Patton.
Graveside services were held on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Martin Willoughby Cemetery in Jeffersonville with Bro Jessie Rogers officiating. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Chelsie H. Rogers, 90
Chelsie Hall Rogers, 90, wife of Leonard D Rogers, passed away Thursday, Oct. 30 at her home. She was born Sept. 14, 1924 in Powell County to the late Halleck and Ersel Boyd Hall. She was a retired teacher, librarian, and devoted member of the Stanton First Church of God.
Survivors include her husband, Leonard D. Rogers; sons, Lanny and wife, Linda Rogers, Stanton, Charles and wife, Joyce Rogers, Stanton and James Darrell and wife, Nancy Rogers, Campton; daughter, LaDonna Pelfrey, Stanton; brother, Dellmus Hall, Indiana; sisters, Elsie Rogers, Indiana, Mildred Robertson, Indiana, Laverne Robertson, Indiana and Hazel Powell, Cincinnati, OH; grandchildren, Tony Rogers, Melissa Freeman, Daphanie Chapman, Kevin Rogers, Phillip Pelfrey, Bryan Pelfrey, Shane Rogers, Keegan Rogers, Julie Clark, Kristen Pope, Chelsie Jean Rogers, Cynthia Gullet, and Barbara Turner; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Jouette and Ray Hall, sisters, Ruth and Mable Hall, and son-in-law, Donald Pelfrey. Services were held on Monday, Nov. 3 at the Stanton First Church of God. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery with grandchildren serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers serving were Juanita Creech, Beulah Conner, Bonnie Whisman, Faye Hampton, and staff at Hospice East.

Bobbi J. Whitehurst, 39
Bobbi Jean Hall Whitehurst, 39, wife of James Michael Whitehurst, passed away Saturday, Nov. 8 at University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. She was born March 18, 1975 in Hamilton, Ohio to Bobby and Shirley Hubbard Hall.
Survivors include her husband, James Michael Whitehurst, Stanton; son, Cody Hall, Stanton; parents, Bobby and Shirley Hall, Stanton; step-sons, Keagan and Dalton Whitehurst and Hunter Martin; brothers, Billy Wolff, Stanton, Chris Hall, Hamilton, Ohio, and Steve Hall, Hamilton, Ohio.
A private memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.

11-06 Obits

Golden Martin, 90
Golden Martin, 90, of Bonnerdale,AR.  died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.
She was born on July 1, 1924 in Wolfe County, the daughter of Samuel Foster Quinlan and Dora Ledford Quinlan.  On Oct. 27, 1944, she was married to Elmer Martin who preceded her in death on April 8, 2001.  She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra Sue Martin; her parents; one brother; and six sisters. Golden was a homemaker and a member of Wildwood Tabernacle.
She is survived by two sons, David Martin and Anthony Martin; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Fred Keding, all of Pearcy; five grandchildren, John Keding of Pearcy, Bert Keding, David and Jessica Keding, all of Jessieville, Samuel and Barbara Keding of Royal, and April and John Socolofsky of Fort Worth, Texas; eleven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Earl Martin and Rev. Steve Martin officiating.
Interment was in the Keding Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs, AR.
Pallbearers were John Keding, Bert Keding, David Keding, Samuel Keding, Easton Keding, Spencer Keding, Daniel White and Mike Gibson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Grant Keding, Kelby Hawes, Ray Floyd, William House and Cary Holden. Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.

Olive McClellan, 86
Olive Regenia “Jean” McClellan, 86, passed away on Oct. 27, 2014 at Northpoint Lexington Healthcare in Lexington.  Born in Accoville, West Virginia she was the daughter of the late Ossie McDonald and the late Vada Ethel McComas McDonald.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry McClellan; one daughter, Sandra Specht; one brother, William McDonald; one sister, Alma Mills; one daughter in law, Vicki Parker McClellan and by one grandson, Jason McClellan Filion.
She is survived by two sons, Rick McClellan and his wife Kathy of Pikeville, and Terry McClellan and his companion Donna Coe of Georgetown; one son-in-law, Dave Specht; one sister, Gerry Smith and her husband Ivan; seven grandchildren:  Chris (Kendra) McClellan, Ryan Specht, Amber McClellan, Shannon (Donghai) Ho, Candy McClellan Filion, Shawna Filion and Justin Filion; eight great grandchildren,; and two great-great grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services officiated by Rev. Doug Dean were conducted on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 in Springboro Cemetery, Springboro, OH.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

Naomi Richardson, 95
Naomi Richardson, 95, widow of John Dillard Richardson, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at Bradford Square Nursing Home in Frankfort.  Born in Powell County, she was the daughter of the late Ansel and Rebecca Brooks Pitts.  She was a former seamstress at Curley Clothing Factory and she had attended the Clay City First Church of God.
She is survived by one daughter, Delma and her husband Richard Becker of Frankfort; five grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
Funeral services officiated by Rev. Jeff Farmer were held on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton.  Interment was in Clay City-Eaton Cemetery with Kelly Ewen, Barry Ewen, Ricky Ewen, Terry Ewen, Richard S. Becker and Cameron Sherrick serving as her active pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers were Charles Begley and Jerry Flannary.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

Earnest D. Rogers, 72
Earnest D. Rogers, 72, of Smallwood Road, Stanton, passed away at his residence on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.  Born in Powell County, he was the son of the late Jasper Newton Rogers and the late Irene Foster Rogers.  He was a former welder with Hamilton Steel and he attended Means Miracle Community Church in Means.
In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Jean Rogers and his brother, John Rogers.
He is survived by two sons, Brian Keith Rogers and his wife Jessica of Stanton and Sgt. Ernest Jason Rogers and his wife Stacy of Fort Campbell; three daughters, Beverly Rogers, Bonnie Rogers and Sharon Ray and her husband David all of Stanton; one brother, Melvin Rogers and his wife Cathy of Stanton; one sister, Lois Clark of West Liberty; 16 grandchildren and three great grandchild.
Funeral services officiated by Brother Franklin Hall and Brother Ed Farmer were held on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton.  Interment was in Stonegate Cemetery, Stanton,  with Sgt. Ernest J. Rogers, Brian Rogers, Nicholas Mayberry, Erik Boyd, Josh Mayberry, David Ray, Earl Dickey and Lonnie Dale Stewart serving as active pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers were Oscar York, Morgan Tipton, Herb Trent, Herb Randall, Billy Centers, Timmy Tipton and Danny Rogers.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

10-30-14 Obituaries

Janie Farler, 66
Janie Keith Farler, 66, of Rowland Lane, Clay City, passed away at her residence on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.  Born in Gymon, Oklahoma she was the daughter of the late Warren G. and Retha Cleo Eden Jones.  She was a former factory employee of Donnelly Corporation in Mt. Sterling and she was a former Montgomery County School Bus Driver.  Janie was a proud member of Ark of Mercy Church of God in Winchester.
In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by two children, Johnny Albert Keith, Jr. and Julia Lynn Bryant.
She is survived by her daughter, Jenell and her husband Darren Brewer of Stanton; one brother, Dickie Lee Jones of Clay City; three sisters:  Patricia Ann and her husband Donald Curtis of Clay City, Ruby Ilane and her husband Lloyd Collins of Bixby, OK and Dianna Jones of Lexington; five grandchildren:  Barry Simp Bryant, Jr., Christian Michael Brewer, Chelsea Lynn Brewer Morguson, Amber Craycraft and Lloyd Craycraft, III; along with two great grandchildren, Elijah Simp Bryant and Conner Nathaniel Morguson.
Funeral services officiated by Pastor Janice Claypool and Pastor Chad Keathley were held on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 at Ark of Mercy Church of God, Winchester.  Interment was in the Winchester Cemetery with Donald Ray Curtis, Mike Jones, Stephen Curtis, Derek Morguson, Trevor Smith, Allen Curtis, Donald Lee Curtis and Lloyd Collins serving as active pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers were Barbara Watkins, Cathy Smith, Sharon Manley and Bonnie Feathers.   Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

James Hon
James Hon, Jeffersonville, husband of Mary Wilson Hon passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21 at home. He was born in Powell County to the late Howard Clay and Lillie Dawson Hon. He was a retired carpenter and Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Hon, Jeffersonville; sons, Danny and wife Alishia Hon, Menifee County and Jamie Hon, Jeffersonville; grandchildren, Daniel and Andrew Hon; mother-in-law, Gertrude Wilson; nieces, Norma Sparks, Cathy Barker, Charity Pinkerton, Mary Allen, Bessie Willoughby, April Barker, and Faith Sparks; nephew, David Sparks; and great-nephews, Dusty Sparks and Johnny Barker. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Lillie Hon, a sister, Dallie Sparks, and a brother, Johnny Clay Hon.
Services were held on Friday at the Nada Baptist Mission by Glenville Powell.  Burial was in Hon Cemetery with Danny Hon, Jamie Hon, Daniel Hon, Andrew Hon, Dusty Sparks, Jerry Barker, John Barker, and Jerry White serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers serving were Jackie Jones, Jimmy Johnson, Paul Dawson, Diane Dawson, Howard Branham, and Omer Branham.

Johnnie W. Moore, 64
Johnnie Wayne Moore, 64, of Clay City, husband of Bonnie Moore, passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at The V. A. Hospital in Lexington. He was retired from Square D and a veteran of The United States Army.
He is survived by his father, Johnnie Moore of Clay City; wife, Bonnie Moore of Clay City; one son, Michael Moore of Clay City; one daughter, Kelly Jo Moore; one brother, Dale Moore of Berea. He was preceded in death by his mother Dorothy Moore and two brothers Michael and Terry Moore.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Eaton Cemetery in Clay City. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Carrie Mullins, 85
Carrie Mullins, 85, of Clay City, widow of Wilson Mullins, passed away at the University Of Kentucky Hospital Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. She was a housewife and a member of the United Baptist Church.
She is survived by one son Oscar Mullins of Clay City. She was preceded in death by her parents Elbert and Rosie Griffith, four brothers and four sisters.
A private memorial service was held Saturday, October 25, 2014. Grayson Funeral Home was is in charge.

Leonard Powell, 70
Leonard Powell, 70, of Lexington, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23 at his home surrounded by his family and special caregivers, Tony Lairson and Adam Crabtree. He was born July 26, 1944 in Powell County to the late Lemon Seldon and Edith Hall Powell. He was a retired collator for Moran Printing working there for twenty five years. Survivors include his brothers, Glenville Powell and Kenneth Powell; sisters, Jamie and husband Charles Fischer and Barbara and husband, Michael Steward; special nephew, Tony Lairson; and special friend, Adam Crabtree.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lemon and Edith Hall Powell; brothers, Dewey Powell, Kendal Wayne Powell, Billy Wayne Powell, and infant; sisters, Linda Gayle Powell, Alvena Powell Willis, Hazel Powell Creech, Wanda Powell Straub, Lynn Powell Hussey, and infant; and special friends, Charles Hoy and Bob Schrout.
Services were held on Sunday, Oct. 26 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton by Elder Jerry Brown and Elder Wayne Hensley. Burial was in Tin Town Cemetery, Stanton.

Clayton Ratliff, 64
Clayton Ratliff, 64, of Winchester, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. He was self-employed and  the owner of Kentucky Auto Sales.
He is survived by three sons, Mitchell Ratliff and his wife Debbie of Clay City, Michael Ratliff of Clay City and Alan Scott of Mt. Sterling; two daughters, Terrie Mullins Ayeris and her husband Johnny of Winchester, and Cheryl Taylor of Mt. Sterling; 15 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one brother, Donnie Ratliff of Winchester; five sisters, Wilma Stamper of Winchester, Leona Stamper of Winchester, Hazel Castle of Nicholasville, Helen Day of Winchester and Kathy Ruppard of Nashville, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Verlen and Lettie Mae Ratliff; and two brothers, James and Garna Ratliff.
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro Jerry Rose officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Canaan Cemetery. Pallbearers were Brian Ratliff, Clayton White, Stevie White, Patrick Jordan, James Jordan and Michael Dwayne Ratliff. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Deborah Slone, 57
Deborah Lynn “Sugar” Slone, 57, wife of Joe Slone, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. She was born Sept. 17, 1957 in Pike County to the late Willie Harvey and Odgie Johnson Anderson. She was a retired head start teacher. Survivors include her husband, Joe Slone, Winchester, son, Adam and wife, Brandy Slone, Versailles; daughters, Amanda and husband Ray Fraley and Jessica Wire, Lexington; sister, Robin Mattingly, Lawrenceburg; grandchildren, Victoria Jones, Kacey Jones, Ayden Slone, Brooklyn Slone, Taylor Slone, and Luke Flinchum.
Memorial services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Clay City Church of Christ.

Lurie Wills, 81
Lurie Mae Nolan Wills, 81, of Mt. Sterling, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.  Born in Wolfe County, she was the daughter of  the late Charlie and Dorothy Centers Brewer.  She was a homemaker and a Kentucky Colonel and she attended Spring Street Baptist Church, Mt. Sterling.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by three brothers:  Robert, Kenneth and Edison Brewer.
She is survived by her daughter, Veronica Rogers of Mt. Sterling; two brothers:  Jimmy Brewer and Charles Brewer, Jr. both of Dayton, OH; one sister, Margie Long of Hillsboro, OH; two grandchildren:  Joshua Rogers and Christy Knox and by two great grandchildren, Robert Michael Knox and Jacob Whitt.
Funeral services officiated by Rev. John Runyon and Rev. Marion Brewer were held on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton. Interment was in Nolan Cemetery, Stanton,  with Robbie Knox, Cory Knox, John Nolan, Preston Nolan, Danny Abner, Shannon Smith, Joshua Rogers and Jacob Whitt serving as active pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers were Brian Knox, Danny Knox and Samuel Long.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

10-16 Obituaries

James Clemons, 74
James Marvin Clemons, 74, beloved husband of Wanda Morehead Clemons, died on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at the Brightmoor Hospice, Griffin, GA. He was a resident of Thomaston, GA.
Mr. Clemons was born on Jan. 16, 1940 in New Castle, Indiana to the late Floyd and Golden Clemons. He spent much of his early life in Powell County and was employed by the Kentucky Department of Transportation in Powell County and Frankfort. He then relocated to Georgia where he was employed by the Georgia Department of Transportation for 29 years as an Assistant District Engineer prior to retirement. Mr. Clemons was a member the Mountain View Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon for many years. He was a well respected member of his community, as well s among his co-workers.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Don. W (Donna) Clemons, of Austell, Georgia; grandson, David Kirkland (Shannel) Clemons, Warner Robbins, Georgia; granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Clemons of Austell, Georgia; brother, Delbert (Janice) Clemons, Mt. Sterling; sister, Ruth (Gale) Gregory, Stanton; sisters-in-law, Anna Rose Morehead and Mrs. Mariam (Talmadge) Smallwood, all of Stanton; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Aug. 29, 2014 at the Mountain View Baptist Church, Thomaston, Georgia, with internment in the Southview Cemetery. The visitation was held at the Coggins Funeral Home in Thomaston. Very large crowds attended both the visitation and funeral services.

Damon Crawford, 40
Damon Huston Crawford, 40, of Lexington, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 at his residence.  Born in Winchester, he was the son of Chiquitha Mullins Crawford and the late Huston Damon Crawford.
Surviving relatives are his mother, Chiquitha Crawford of Clay City; daughter, Tori Crawford of Irvine; sister, Melissa Crawford of Tracy, CA and niece, Sydney Pippin.  Funeral services officiated by Bro. Garland Lacy was held on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton.  Interment was in Stonegate Cemetery, Stanton,  with Tim Hall, Josh Baker, Lanny Woodard, Leon Durbin, Clyde Wiseman and John Hatfield serving as active pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearer was Phillip Michael Camfield.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.  www.hearnefuneralhome.com

John Lane, 60
John C. Lane, 60, of Leeco, passed away on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 on Highway 11, Slade, Kentucky.  Born in Campton, he was the son of the late Johnny L. Lane and the late Celia Brandenburg Lane.  He was a maintenance supervisor with Infiltrator Systems, Inc., Winchester..  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Willard Lane and by his sister, Jodie Lane.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie Esteppe Lane; one stepson, Billy Joe Watkins of Stanton; one stepdaughter, Tonya (Randolph “Petie”) Goodwin of Clay City; two brothers:  Gerald (Janette) Lane of Stanton and Danny Lane of Leeco; nine sisters:  Sharon (Billy) Centers of Stanton, Wilma Maloney of Zachariah, Betty (Jewel) Caudill of Middletown, OH, Billie (Dick) Davidson of Batesville, IN, Shelia Centers of Stanton, Connie (Lynn) Dunaway of Leeco, Elizabeth (Doug) Foster of Stanton, Charlotte Clayton of Sparta and Sue (Randy) Majors of Frankfort; and by three step grandchildren:  Thomas Goodwin, LaShana Goodwin and Heather Watkins.
Funeral services officiated by Bro. James Harold Combs were held on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton.  Interment was in Mountain Springs Cemetery, Ravenna with Randolph “Petie” Goodwin, Thomas Goodwin, Ryan Centers, Jeremy Foster, Eddie Caudill, Doug Davidson, Phillip Lane and Phillip Lane, Jr. serving as active pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers were Charlie and Littie Goodwin and Nelson Esteppe.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.  www.hearnefuneralhome.com

Sylvia Moberly, 76
Sylvia Faye Moberly, 76, of Brack Blythe Road, Clay City, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester.  Born in Hazard, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Mae Rogers Williams and she was a former employee of the Holiday Inn.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Russell Moberly; two brothers, Grover Thurman and Robert Thurman and by one sister, Gloria Woolum.
She is survived by two daughters:  Vicki (James) Haddix of Clay City and Pamela (Larry) Hood of Stanton; one stepson, Russell Dean (Pat) Moberly of Hindman; and one stepdaughter, Pat (Donnie) Hayes of Hindman; eight grandchildren:  Misty Haddix, Anthony Haddix, Tosha (Ray) Self, J. D. (Candy) Haddix, Steven (Ashlee) Haddix, Krystle (Patrick) Lynam, Sara (Brian) Osborne and Billy Hood; and by 12 great grandchildren.
Funeral services officiated by Bro. Ron Pelfrey and Bro. Anthony Molihan werte held on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton.  Interment was in Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.  www.hearnefuneralhome.com

Wilford Spencer, 79
Wilford Ray Spencer, 79, of Cat Creek Road, Stanton, passed away on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at his residence.  Born in Nada, he was the son of the late Benjamin
Franklin Spencer and the late Lela Morton Spencer.  He was a highly decorated veteran of the U S Air Force who received the Distinguished Flying Cross.  Retired Master Sergeant Wilford Ray Spencer served in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Conflict.  He attended the Cat Creek Church of Christ and he was a former social worker with the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by one son, Michael Lee Spencer; three brothers:  Kenneth Edsel Spencer, Shadwick Spencer and Ellis Spencer and by two sisters, Retha Dora Spencer and Laura Annette Ewen.
He is survived by his wife, Maureen Wilson Spencer; two sons:  Stephen (Margaret) Spencer of Chatsworth, GA and Karl (Sheri) Spencer of Mt. Sterling; one daughter, Kathy Spencer of Bowen; one brother, Harold Duane Spencer of Stanton; one sister, Karon Elouise Ballinger of Covington, LA; along with 17 grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services officiated by Brother Dwaine Meadows were held on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton.  Burial with military honors was in the Donnie G. Randall Memorial Veterans Cemetery.  Active pallbearers were Karl Spencer, Stephen Spencer, Steven Spencer, Harold Duane Spencer, Neil Spencer and Christian Spencer.  Kathy Spencer served as an honorary pallbearer.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.  www.hearnefuneralhome.com

Barbara Stewart, 70
Barbara Jean Chenault Stewart was born Sept. 13, 1944 and passed  Oct. 11, 2014 at Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester.  She was the daughter of the late Harlan and Everry Chenault Sr. She was preceded in death by her daughter LaDonna Stewart.
She is survived by her husband James G. Stewart Sr. of West Bend; daughters, Lucy (Glen) Glover of Clay City and Cheryl (David) Patterson, Louisville; sons, James (LoCosta) Stewart Jr. of West Bend and Keith (Vonda) Stewart of Richmond.
Visitation will be Friday Oct. 17, 2014 from 5 to 9 p.m. at West Bend Baptist Church, West Bend.  Services will be Saturday Oct. 18, 2014 at 12 p.m.  at West Bend Baptist Church.
Interment will be in the 3 G Cemetery, West Bend. Arrangements by Hawkins and Taylor Funeral Home, Lexington.

Alma Trent, 67
Alma Louise Trent, 67, West Railroad Street, Stanton, passed away on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at her residence.  Born in Powell County, she was the daughter of Liz Townsend Baber and the late Reece Baber.  She was a former factory employee of Continental Metal Specialty and she attended Vaughns Mill Church of God.  In addition to her father she was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Trent.
She is survived by her mother, Liz Baber of Stanton; two sons:  Rodney Wireman, Jr. and his wife Cristy of Prestonsburg and Shannon Scott Gilbert of Corbin; two daughters:  Salena Gail Spencer and her husband Jimmy of Stanton and Leesa Peters and her husband Jason of Beattyville; one brother, Gary Baber and his wife Trecia of Clay City; one sister, Lillie Combs and her husband Danny of Clay City; and eight grandchildren:  Linsey Shanks, Katelyn Peters, Hannah Peters, McKenna Wireman, Joshua Gilbert, Tyler Gilbert, Cameron Gilbert and Spencer Gilbert.
The funeral was officiated by Bro. David Hopper and was held on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton.  Interment was in Kennon Cemetery with Bezel Hall, Darren Farmer, Brandon Farmer, James Thorpe, Jeff Brewer and Brett Farmer serving as active pallbearers. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

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Ralph Cable, 83
Ralph Cable, 83, of Campton, husband of Catherine Vaughn Cable, departed this life on Sept.  22, 2014. He was a son of the late Ed and Dora Stamper Cable born in Zachariah on June 17, 1931. Ralph was a member of the Faith Fellowship Church in Zachariah.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine Vaughn Cable of Campton; two sons, Randy Cable and wife Debbie and Billy Cable all of Zachariah; three daughters, Charlotte Napier and husband James of Lexington; Gale Roberts and husband James Estill of Stanton and Candy Alderson and husband Larry of Wilmington, North Carolina; three sisters, Mary Courtney of Miamisburg, Ohio, Martha Lay of Beattyville and Wilma Powell of Leeco; 15 grandchildren, Sheryl, Nathan, Miranda, Savannah, Cassidy, Bristol, Beckie, Christopher, Avery, Corey, Willie, Heath, Hillary, Amber and Ashley; 20 great grandchildren and one  great – great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by one son, Willard Dean Cable; his parents, Ed and Dora Stamper Cable; six brothers, Burl Cable, Ruford Cable, Angus Cable, Joe Cable, Willard Cable and Wendell Cable and three sisters, Juanita Combs, Cleta Crimm and Etta Clarkson. He also leaves behind a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services were held on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 at Porter & Son Funeral Directors Chapel with Bro. Jonathan Lewis officiating. Burial followed in the Bowman Cemetery in Leeco. Pallbearers were Willie Napier, Heath Napier, Nathan Cable, Avery Roberts, Corey Roberts, Chris Nelson, Chris Johnson and Billy Mattingly. Honorary Pallbearers were Kevin Slone, Clinton Slone, Daniel Mattingly, Mark Mattingly, Kyle Slone, Evan Nelson, Dillon Slone, Daniel Burchett, Brett Napier and Andrew Roberts. Arrangements were entrusted to Porter & Son Funeral Directors in Campton.

Carol Howell, 75
Carol Ann Howell, 75, of Washington Street, Stanton, passed away on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at Hospice Care Center, St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Born in Queens, NY she was the daughter of the late William F. and Edith Foster Haire. Carol Howell was a former teacher at Powell County Middle School and she was a member of Our Lady Of The Mountain Catholic Church.
She was survived by her brother, William and his wife Nell Haire of Hopewell Junction, NY.  A Memorial Mass officiated by Father Albert Fritsch, S.J. and Father Thomas Kreidler was held Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at Our Lady Of The Mountain Catholic Church, 1093 East College Avenue, Stanton.

Stanley Rogers, 66
Stanley Rogers, 66, of Winchester, husband of Anna Rogers, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at the University of Kentucky Hospital. He was a retired custodian with the Clark County School System.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Rogers of Winchester; three sons, Stanley Rogers Jr. and his wife Natasha, Kenneth Rogers and wife Andrea, and Wayne Rogers, all of Winchester; seven sisters, Lucille Romine of Mt. Sterling, Sue Clemons of Winchester, Dorothy Banks of Clay City, Mae Smith of Richmond, Ruth Sons of Clay City, Jean Clemons of North Carolina and Christine Donahue of Winchester; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roscoe Rogers; one brother, Kenny Rogers; one sister, Faye Rogers; and one granddaughter, Karmyn Rogers.
Graveside services were held on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at the Boonesboro Cemetery with Bro. Lee Cruise officiating. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.

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William T. Orme, 86
William T. “Bill” Orme,  86, of Maple Street, Stanton, passed away on Sunday morning, Sept. 14, 2014 at his residence.  Born in Paris, he was the son of the late Frank A. and Sarah Talbott Orme and he was a member of Stanton First Presbyterian Church.  Bill Orme was a former educator and coach at Bethel High School and Powell County High School.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Ray Lambert and Betty Ann Quisenberry.
He is survived by his wife, Nell Snowden Orme; one son, Mark (Lori) Orme of Franklin, TN; three daughters:  Debbie (Billy Joe) Bush of Clay City, Sarah (Wayne) Shearon of Maumelle, AR and Ruth Ann (Gary) Daniels of Dallas, TX; nine grandchildren:  Chad (Nathania) Bush, Stephanie Bush, Heath William Shearon, John Chase (Hanna) Shearon, Ashleigh (Hutch) Garmany, Jason (Malerie) Orme, Michael Orme, Gary Tyler Daniels and Catie Daniels and 10 great grandchildren:  Brad Smith, Allie Smith, Bree Bush, Brennen Bush, William Reese Shearon, Emma Ruth Shearon, Hutchinson Davis Garmany, Winters Walker Garmany, Grey Talbott Garmany and Mattinglie Catherine Orme.
Funeral services officiated by Bro. Phillip Pogue, Bro. Wayne Everman, Rev. Fred Helton, Pastor Hutch Garmany and Stephanie Bush were held on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton.  Interment was in Stanton Cemetery with his grandsons, Chad Bush, William Heath and John Chase Shearon, Jason and Michael Orme, Gary Tyler Daniels, Hutch Garmany and Brad Smith serving as active pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers were all his former ball players.
Memorial contributions can be made to Stanton First Presbyterian Church Youth Group.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.
Teddy Spencer, 70
Teddy “Roe” Monroe Spencer, 70, Gate City, VA passed away, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Spencer was born in Kentucky on Dec. 21, 1943 to the late James Captain and Orpha Branson Spencer. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was retired from Smith Mechanical. He was a proud member of the Disabled Veterans of America.
In addition to his parents, his son, Teddy Joe (T.J.) Spencer; sisters, Helen McGee, Fannie Phillips, and Davonna Jean “Sissy” Spencer; and brothers, Isom Captain Spencer and Corsey Wesley Spencer preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Maria Spencer, Gate City, VA; daughters, Melanie Spencer, Weber City, VA and Stephanie Garnett, Gate City, VA; sons, James Spencer and wife, Debbie, Dungannon, VA and Eddie Spencer, Spokane, WA; grandchildren, Ashley, Colt, Amanda, Eddie, and Douglas Spencer, Alex Garnett, Chyann Perry, and Marty Hall; great grandchildren, Gavin, Devin, Nick, and Marie Hall, Malaki Walker, Chance and Amya Hobbs; many honorary grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Martha Campbell, Happy, KY, Cindy Godsey, Stanton, and Hazel Martin and husband, Danny, Stanton; along with several nieces and nephews. Services were held on Monday, Sept. 8 at  Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton. Burial was Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Spencer Cemetery, Pine Ridge with military honors.

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Ina June
Benningfield, 82
Ina June Benningfield, 82, Paint Creek Road, passed away Thursday, Sept. 4 at Irvine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 17, 1932 in Breathitt County to the late Walter and Addie Tharp Robinson.
She is survived by her sons, Tony and wife, Denisa Benningfield, and Tim and wife, Darla Benningfield; brothers, Dana and wife, Vicki Robinson, Columbus City, IN and Donnie and wife, Connie Robinson, Ligonier, IN; grandchildren, Nathania and husband, Chad Bush, Eric Benningfield, Travis Benningfield, Jamie Benningfield, Cody Benningfield, Corey Benningfield, Morgan and husband Wallace Marcus, Christina and husband, Jr Ware, Sarah and husband, Scott Willoughby, Tara Tipton, and Kelly Tipton; great-grandchildren, Bree Bush, Brennen Bush, Tucker Smith, Jace Ware, and Emma Ware.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marion Benningfield; sons, Nathan Benningfield and Michael Benningfield; and daughter, Linda Kay Benningfield.
Services were held on Sunday, Sept. 7 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton by Rev. James Harold Combs. Burial was in the Benningfield Cemetery, Paint Creek Road, Stanton with James Owen Smith, Corey Benningfield, Cody Benningfield, Wallace Marcus, Aaron Crase, and Bobby Blevins serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers serving were Dana and Vicki Robinson, Donnie and Connie Robinson, Jim Orick, and Brian and Tammy Tipton.

Ray Gabbard, 91
Ray Gabbard, 91, Trapp Goff Road, Winchester, widow of Alvena Gabbard, passed away Thursday, Sept. 4 at his home. He was a retired pipe line worker.
Survivors include grandchildren, Paul Thomas, Kevin Thomas, Winchester, and Melanie Thomas, all of Winchester; brothers, Paul Gabbard and Kenneth Gabbard, both of Stanton; and sister, Laura Anderson, Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hiram and Fannie Gabbard; wife, Alveena Gabbard; daughter, Charolet Ann Thomas; brothers, Clay Elwood, and Ed Gabbard; and sisters, Ruth, Bethel, and Imogene.
Services were held on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton. Burial was in Stanton Cemetery with military honors.

Albert Gray, 84
Albert Milford Gray, Nada Tunnel Road, Stanton, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2 at his home. He was born Feb. 25, 1930 in Estill County to the late Coleman and Lucy Mae Caudell Gray. He was a retired truck driver.
Survivors include his ex-wife, Anita Napier Gray; sons, Rick and wife, Sheila Gray, Jeffersonville, Ron Gray, Stanton, Mike and wife, Bridgett Gray, Nicholasville, and Albert Jr. and wife, Elizabeth Gray, Stanton; brothers, Lola Gray, Ohio and Dan Gray, Radcliff, Kentucky; sisters, Florence Covey, Estill County and Jeannie Herman, Jupiter, Florida; grandchildren, David, Tom, Pat, Wayne, John, and Alex Gray; step-grandchild, Ashton Ledford; and four great-great grandchildren.
Services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at Nada Baptist Mission by Rev. Jeff Woods. Burial was in the Napier Cemetery with David Gray, Tom Gray, Pat Gray, Wayne Gray, Ashton Ledford, and James Shade serving as pallbearers.

Michael King, 50
Michael Wayne King, 50, of Stanton, passed away Saturday morning. He was born July 7, 1964 in Wolfe County to the late William Ernest and Cora Mae Branham King.
He is survived by Fiancé, Edith Amburgey; brothers,William Darrel and Virgil Glen King; sisters, Wilma McCoy and Sandra Anderson; nieces, Sara McCoy, Rachel Ballard, Bethany McCoy, Shayla Paige Ledford, and Miley Scott Maggard; and nephews, James Anderson, Jr., Lester Ballard, Jr. William Glen McCoy, Blaytin Anderson, and Christopher Glen Townsend. He was preceded in death by parents, William E. and Cora M. King, nieces, Leslie M. Anderson, Melissa J. Anderson, and Barbara McCoy, and  nephew, George H. Anderson.
Services were held on Monday at Davis & Davis Funeral Home with Rev. George Sparks officiating. Burial was in Tipton Cemetery, Stanton with Keithy Tipton, Stacy McCoy, Lester Ballard, Jr, James Anderson, Mitchell Barker, and Christopher Townsend serving as pallbearers.

John Rogers, 71
John Rogers, 71, of Stanton, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at his residence with his family by his side. He was a member of the Grace Fellowship Church in Stanton, a former Powell County Deputy Sheriff and a former Powell County Deputy Jailer, where he served for 10 years.
He is survived by two sons, Lee Bishop and his wife Brenda of Smyrna Beach, Florida and Glenn Bishop and his wife Chris of Smyrna Beach, Florida; two daughters, Barbara Klaber and her husband Rusty of Frenchburg and Betty Jo Rogers of Clay City; two brothers, Melvin and Ernest Rogers of Stanton; one sister, Lois Clark of West Liberty; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by his parents Jasper and Irene Rogers; his wife Opel Faye Rogers; one grandson Brian Casey Hall; and a great-granddaughter Jayla Davidson.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at the Grace Fellowship Church in Stanton with Bro. Willard Estepp officiating. Burial followed in the Rogers Cemetery in Stanton.
Pallbearers were Larry Powell, Logan Rogers, Shannon Rogers, Matthew Lyle, Tommy Elkins, Lee Bishop, Danny Campbell and Glenn Bishop.
Honorary Pallbearers were Chris Davidson Wendall Hurt, Tina Haddix, Brandie Eversole, Jessie and Sue King, David Matthews, Melvin and Cathy Rogers, Denny Bennett, Carl McFarland, JB and Patsy Craine, Members of the Powell County Sheriff Department, Staff at the Powell County Jail, Honaleigh Campbell, Jessie and Lucille Lawill, Melvaline Riggs, Rosie Benningfield, Bill Rogers, Members of the Grace Fellowship Church, Mildred Tharpe, Maleigha Eversole, Arlene Tapp, Tina Haddix, the staff at Billings Drug and the Staff at Hospice East. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Ellis Spencer, 72
Ellis Lavaughn Spencer, 72, of Campton Road, Stanton, passed away at the V A Medical Center in Lexington on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.  Born in Nada, he was the son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Lela Morton Spencer.  He was a veteran of the U S Air Force and a former employee of the V A Medical Center.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Edsel Spencer and Shadwick Spencer; and by two sisters, Retha Dora Spencer and Laura Annette Ewen.
He is survived by his daughter, Tamara (Rex) Oliver of Berea; two brothers, Harold Duane Spencer and Wilford Ray (Maureen) Spencer both of Stanton; one sisters, Karon Elouise Ballinger of Covington, Louisiana; three grandchildren:  Joshua James Oliver, Brent Allan Oliver and Megan Linette Oliver; six great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services with eulogy by Tim Spencer was held on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, Stanton. Interment with military honors was in the Faulkner Cemetery.  Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Baker and the Baker family, Mike Tipton, Tim Spencer, Bernard Ewen and Tom Knox.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

Teddy Spencer, 70
Teddy “Roe” Monroe Spencer, 70, Gate City, VA passed away, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Spencer was born in Kentucky on Dec. 21, 1943 to the late James Captain and Orpha Branson Spencer. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was retired from Smith Mechanical. He was a proud member of the Disabled Veterans of America.
In addition to his parents, his son, Teddy Joe (T.J.) Spencer; sisters, Helen McGee, Fannie Phillips, and Davonna Jean “Sissy” Spencer; and brothers, Isom Captain Spencer and Corsey Wesley Spencer preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Maria Spencer, Gate City, VA; daughters, Melanie Spencer, Weber City, VA and Stephanie Garnett, Gate City, VA; sons, James Spencer and wife, Debbie, Dungannon, VA and Eddie Spencer, Spokane, WA; grandchildren, Ashley, Colt, Amanda, Eddie, and Douglas Spencer, Alex Garnett, Chyann Perry, and Marty Hall; great grandchildren, Gavin, Devin, Nick, and Marie Hall, Malaki Walker, Chance and Amya Hobbs; many honorary grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Martha Campbell, Happy, KY, Cindy Godsey, Stanton, and Hazel Martin and husband, Danny, Stanton; along with several nieces and nephews. Services were held on Monday, Sept. 8 at  Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton. Burial was Tuesday, Sept. 9, 11:00AM Spencer Cemetery, Pine Ridge with military honors.

Gerald Townsend, 68
Gerald Townsend, 68, of Winchester, passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  He was a retired truck driver and a veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Townsend of Winchester; one son, Shannon Townsend of Winchester; one brother, Ralph Townsend of Irvine; one sister, Nancy Burton of Winchester; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Elizabeth Townsend; two brothers, JR and Kenneth Townsend; three sisters Opel Crawford, Lucille Phillips and Ruby Moore.
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Richard Van Huss officiating. Burial followed in the Cobb Hill Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.

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Mildred Barnes, 81
Mildred Creech Barnes, 81, widow of Charles Barnes, passed away Monday, Aug. 18 at the Lee County Care and Rehab. She was born Feb. 4, 1933 in Wolfe County.
Survivors include her special friend, Hazel Martin. Graveside services Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Barnes Family Cemetery, Tracy Fork, Wolfe County.

John W. Dodson, 50
John W. Dodson, 50, husband of Leigh Ann Ahern Dodson, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19 from a motorcycle accident. He was born Nov.19, 1963 in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late John Will Dodson Sr. and Virginia L. Mosley Dodson.
Survivors include his wife, Leigh Ann Dodson, Clay City; son, Jacob Stone and wife, Michelle Dodson, Winchester; daughter, Samantha Jo and husband, Tony Toy, Berea; mother, Virginia L. Dodson; brother, Jeffery Lee and wife, Carmen Dodson, Berea; nephew, Jeffery and wife Erika Dodson; and niece, Cassandra Dodson. He was preceded in death by his father John W. Dodson Sr.

Drew Fugate, 80
Drew Fugate, 80, Clay City, husband of Edith Mae Curtis Fugate, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9 at Clark Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 6, 1933 in Perry County to the late Zach and Mary Stidham Fugate. He was a retired carpenter.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Mae Fugate, Clay City; children, Donna Sue Fugate and husband, Bruce Donaldson, Mt. Sterling, Orville and wife, Sherrie Fugate, Clay City, Ricky Fugate, Clay City, and Roxanne Fugate Hawkins, Clay City; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Anthony Carl Fugate; brothers, Martin, Sam, and Jerry Fugate; and granddaughter, Loretta Brewer.
Services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton. Burial was in Pop’s Place, 637 Ships Branch Road, Clay City with B.J. Brandenburg, Andrew Fugate, Mike Jones, Brain Donaldson, Eric Hawkins, Terry Miller, Ricky Faulkner, and Micah Curtis serving as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers serving were Roy Johnson, Brayden & Jayden Brandenburg, Amber Helton, Milfred Miller, and Shelby Miller.