Tristan Gage Dotson, 19


Tristan Gage Dotson, 19, of Clay City, died on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at The University of Kentucky Hospital from injuries received in an ATV accident. He had a passion for old cars and four wheelers.

He is survived by his father, Jerry Dotson and wife, Bobbie, of Clay City; his mother, Tolberetta  Frazier and husband, Eric, of Stull town in Bath County; a sister, Jerrica Dotson of Mt. Sterling; grandparents, Herman and Sue Dotson,and  Louise Daniels; great grandmother, Ressie Dotson.

He was preceded in death by grandparents ,JC and Phyllis Daugherty; Uncle Jamie Daugherty; great grandparents, Lawrence and Goldie Mayhorn; and great grandfather Clarence Dotson.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 23 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ryan Dotson and Bro. Otto Young officiating. Burial followed in the Stone Gate Cemetery in Stanton.

Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.


Eugene “Smokey” Knox, 73


Eugene “Smokey” Knox, 73, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 at the Wolfe County Health and Rehabilitation Center, Campton.  Born in Anco, KY he was the son of the late Launa Knox and the late Mary Kelly Knox and he was a retired carpet layer.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his former wife, Phyllis Knox Stamper; one sister, Peggy Blevins; and three brothers, Launa Knox, Jr., Rex Knox and Raymond Knox.

He is survived by five children:  Charlene Knox of Lexington, Raymond Knox of Stanton, Rebecca (Shane) Nolan of Clay City, John Steven (Dovie) Knox of Clay City and Amy (Clint) Claypoole of Dallas, TX; one brother, John Knox of Nicholasville; two sisters:  Ann Thomas of Lexington and Pat Butcher of Titusville, FL along with nine grandchildren:  Zachary Knox, Kaleb Knox, Logan Claypoole, Bailey Claypoole, Cory Nolan, Morgan Nolan, Landon Nolan, Olivia Nolan and Kolbi Nolan.

Funeral services officiated by Bro. Sammy Faulkner were held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.


Eddie Dean Miller, 64

Eddie Dean Miller, 64, of Scottsville, died on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 at the Medical Center at Scottsville. The Campton native was a retired construction worker and former member of the Scottsville-Allen County Rescue Squad. He was a son of the late Wilgus Miller and Ruby Jewell Carroll Miller.

He is survived by his wife:  Sheila Miller, Scottsville; one daughter, Kenita Miller Brown and husband, Chad, Scottsville; two sons, Daniel Keith Miller, Winchester, and Eddie Dean Miller II and fiancee’, Cindy Brown, Scottsville; one brother, Danny Miller and wife, Cathy, Stanton; one sister, Sheila Jones and husband, David, Clay City; one granddaughter, Madison Brown; two grandsons, Austin and Bricen; three special brothers,  Donnie, Anthony and Ronnie Scott, all of Scottsville; and two fur babies, Emmitt and Minnie.

He was preceded in death by two infant brothers and one infant sister.

Cremation was chosen and memorial services were held on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Donnie and Joyce Scott’s Cabin at 2655 Whitney Road with Bro. Freddy Graves officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations for funeral expenses. Donations may be made at Goad Funeral Home.


Mariana Steele Neely, 82


Mariana Steele Neely, 82, widow of Herbert H. Neely, died Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. She was born April 6, 1933 in Owingsville to the late Clarence and Nancy Snelling Steele. She was retired from the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet where she served as an executive secretary. Survivors include her son, Danny Steele Neely and wife, Evelyn, McDaniels; grandsons, Danny Steele Neely II and wife, Brittany and Jason Hughes Neely and wife, Maggie, Winchester; step-grandchildren, Megan Wells Davis, and husband, David, and Josh Wells, Stanton; great-grandchildren, Margaret Dean Neely, Danny Steele Neely III “Trip”, Kylie Marie Neely, and Brady Hughes Neely; step great-grandchildren, Josh Davis, Virginia Rose “Jenna” Davis, and Grant Wells; brother, Clarence Steele Jr and wife, Joyce, Columbia, SC.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Nancy Steele; husband, Herbert H. Neely; and brothers and sister.

Private gravesite services were held on Friday, Sept. 18 at the Winchester Cemetery by Rev. Edwin J Davis. Join the family for a celebration of life on Friday at noon at the home of Danny and Brittany Neely, 71 Mockingbird Valley Road, Winchester.

In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Ephesus Baptist Church, 500 Stoner-Ephesus Road, Winchester, KY 40391.


Shirley J. Finney, 96


Shirley J. Finney, 96, husband of Alene Frazier Finney, of Montgomery, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Sept. 13 at Meadowbrook Health Center. He was born April 29, 1919 in Estill County to the late David and Lizzie Tipton Finney.

He was a World War II Army Veteran serving in the Southern Philippines, Luzon, New Guiena, Bismarch and many other countries. While serving from 1942-1945 he received a Purple Heart, six bronze stars, good conduct ribbon, and an Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon. Shirley was a retired machinist for the Homan Company.

Survivors include his wife, Alene Finney, Montgonmery, OH; sons, Robert Ray Finney, California, Gary and wife, Linda Finney, Alexandria, Larry and wife, Mary Finney, Reading, Ohio, and Gerald Hall, Reading, Ohio; sister, Eula McQuary, Gratis, Ohio; grandchildren, Melissa Sanzenbacker, Brian Finney, Jason Finney, Sarah Kobie, Alex FInney, Elise Finney, Nikki Morgan, and Chad Hall; great-grandchildren, Perry Kobie, Anthony Sanzenbacker, Mia Sanzenbacker, Olivia Sanzenbacker, Taylor Finney, Brianna Finney, Naomi Finney, Brian Finney Jr., and Jaycee Finney; great great-grandchild, Akira Sanzenbacker.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Freeman Finney, Raymond Finney, Ernest Finney, and Thomas Finney; and sisters, Hattie Tipton and Eunice Bellamy.

Services will be held on Friday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton. Visitation Friday after 11a.m.. Burial in Kennon Cemetery, Clay City.


Sylvia Maxine Finney, 88


Sylvia Maxine Finney, 88, of James Crowe Hollow Road, Stanton, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 at her residence.  Born in Bowen, she was the daughter of the late Avery D. Crabtree and the late Ethel Oaks Crabtree.  She was a member of the Eastern Star and she was a former cook at Food Town.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Raymond Finney; two brothers:  Earl Glenwood Crabtree and Malcolm Crabtree; one sister, Joyce Crabtree and by two grandchildren, Angie Milton and Sean Ray Gentry.

She is survived by two daughters:  Joyce Feltner and Jo Ann (Alan) Jarbeau both of Stanton; one brother, James T. (Katherine) Crabtree of Stanton; three sisters:  Ann Wilson of Germantown, OH; Jeannetta (Billy Joe) Martin and LaDonna Crabtree of Stanton; four grandchildren:  Mark Christopher Stevens, II, Regina Joyce Hoyt, Chasity Lynn Means and Sabrina Joy Dawson along with 20 great grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 6:00 P.M. Wednesday and funeral services officiated by Rev. Anthony Molihan will be held at 1p.m. Thursday, Sept.17, 2015 at Hearne Funeral Home, 125 West College Avenue, Stanton. Interment will be in Crabtree Cemetery with Mark Christopher Stevens, II, Sean Banks, Brian Haddix, Zachary Dawson, Dalton Dawson and Jadon Means serving as active pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Crabtree, Tim Dawson, Shirley Skidmore, Estill King, Shirley Reed, J. C. Wilson, Jim Dennis, Glen Crabtree and Charlie Crabtree.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.


Alton Godsey, 74


Alton Godsey, 74, of Tuttle Road in Irvine, husband of Delois Godsey, passed away Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 at the V. A. Hospital in Lexington. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, retired machine operator and a member of the Morris Creek First Church of God.

He is survived by his wife, Delois Godsey, of Irvine; one son, Kelvin Elam and wife, Dorie, of Lexington; three daughters, Pam Smith and husband, Martin, of Georgia, Theresa Godsey – Schlegel and husband, David, of Toledo, Ohio and Amy Godsey (Shannon Lawson) of Irvine; seven grandchildren; and one brother, Malcolm Godsey Jr. and wife, Cindy, of Stanton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Malcolm Sr. and Emeline Godsey; one brother, Roy Lee Godsey; and one Alma Wise.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 at the Morris Creek First Church of God with Pastor Raymond Tipton officiating. Burial followed in the Rest Haven Cemetery. Pallbearers were Shannon Lawson, David Schlegel, Kelvin Elam, Troy Pendelton, Adam Fowler and Wendell Napier. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.


Winston Fitzgerald Muirhead, 51


Winston Fitzgerald Muirhead, 51, husband of Bonnie Muirhead, passed away Saturday, Sept. 5, at Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester. He was born Aug. 19, 1964 in Cleveland, Texas to the late William V. and Janette Elaine Willaby Muirhead. He was a carpenter.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Robertson Muirhead; sons, Winston Fitzgerald Muirhead II and Winton Hunter Muirhead; daughters, Jasmine Elaine Muirhead, Amber Muirhead, Heather Ann Muirhead, and Missy Muirhead; brothers, Walter Muirhead, Joe Muirhead, Floyd Muirhead, and Dude Muirhead; sister, Linda Beckworth; and numerous grandchildren.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Warren Rogers officiating.


Edwin Grant Shoemaker, 78


Edwin Grant Shoemaker, 78, passed away on Sept. 9 at Central Baptist Hospital after a long illness. He was a native of Powell County and the son of James Edison Shoemaker and Chrystal Abney Shoemaker Hurst, both deceased.

He leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Freida Martin Shoemaker; a brother, Velmar Ray Shoemaker, Ohio; a niece, Kathy Bennett Huelsman; Arizona; a nephew, Eddie Wayne Bennett, Florida; and many other great nephews and nieces. His expanded family includes Sheridan Cebert Rogers and Brenda Ann Martin; Daniel Martin and Barbara Napier Martin; Nieces Rebecca Martin, Angela Martin, Teresa Gale Martin Carpenter and husband John Carpenter, Niece Pamela Ruth Martin Johnson and husband Douglas Johnson; Nephew Paul Warren Martin and wife Jamie Allen Martin, and John Martin; and other great nephews and nieces.

He began his life’s career with a tour in the US Navy. He served aboard the USS Norfolk in Virginia for 4 years and then returned to Kentucky, where he went to work for the US Government at the Lexington Army Depot in the field of computer science. In 1974, he job took him to Fort Huachuca, Arizona, where his position was that of working in the worldwide Logistics Key Automation System to support the Army and Navy. In this position he traveled to many places in the United States and Europe and received many awards for his diligence in this field.

His awards include the Department of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service for his performance during Operation Desert Shield/Storm crisis. He retired from the US Government after 30 years, and moved to North Carolina where he began a business for finance in small business computers. He retired from this and came home to Kentucky in 2004.

Throughout his life he loved music and was a musician, concentrating on the pedal steel guitar. He worked with many bands such as the Nashville West Band in Arizona, and the Man of War Trio in Lexington. He also played on local recordings in recording studios in Kentucky. Services were held on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton with masonic services at 12p.m. Burial was in Winchester Cemetery,


Pamela Lynn Massaro, 62

Pamela Lynn Massaro, 62, of Owingsville, wife of Jesse Massaro, passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 at the University of Kentucky Hospital. She was a former Deputy Jailer for Clark County.

She is survived by her husband, Jesse Massaro of Owingsville; two sons, Glenn Moberly, Jr. and wife, Renee, of Mt. Sterling and Jeremy Moberly and wife, Ellen, of Jeffersonville; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two brothers, William Blakeman, Sr. and wife, Judy, of Lexington and Merle Blakeman and wife, Jennifer, of Winchester; one sister, Marion Walden and husband, Danny, of Mt. Sterling; and a sister in-law, Brenda Blakeman Owens, of Winchester.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cornelius Sr. and Alice Blakeman; one brother, Cornelius Blakeman Jr.; and one sister, Pat Blakeman.

Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel in Clay City with Bro. Kevin Marshall officiating. Burial followed in the Clarmont Memorial Gardens in Winchester. Pallbearers were Chip Blakeman, Greg Walden, Jeremy Moberly, Glenn Moberly, Jesse Massaro, Tom Owens, Wendell Donathan, Jerry Good, Keith Boozer and Rob Silvia.

Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.


Carl Rogers, 70

Carl Rogers, 70, husband of Judy Rogers, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2 at Stanton Nursing Center, Stanton. He was born Sept. 16, 1944 in Winchester to the late Simp and Iva Rogers. He was a retired farm worker.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Rogers, Clay City; sons, Ben Snowden, Austin Strange, and Derrick Strange; grandchildren, Leah Hope Snowden, Ethan Cole Snowden, and Makayla Jones; brother, Paul Rogers, South Carolina; sisters, Helen Bates, Clay City, Eunice Starr, Lexington, and Linda Snowden, Clay City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Simp and Iva Rogers, sisters, Cathern Phillips and Ruby Bryant; and brother, James Rogers.

Services were held on Friday, Sept. 4 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton by Rev. Warren Rogers. Burial was in Kennon Cemetery with Rick Tyra, Tom Ringl, Jared Kennon, Tim Hall, Lonnie Kennon, and Dave Tingle serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers serving were Tracy Snowden, Garland Brewer, Shelby Abney, Jimmy Tackett, John Kennon, and Garland Hall.


Eula Rogers Ingram, 97

Eula Rogers Ingram, 97, passed away on Aug. 20, 2015 in Melbourne, Florida. Eula was born on Feb. 15, 1918 at Mountain Springs, Estill County, Kentucky. A memorial service will be held on Sept. 19 at the Church of Christ in Melbourne, Florida. At a later date there will be a grave side service at the Mountain Springs Cemetery.

She is survived by her son Gary Ingram (wife Rene), and one daughter Diane Rogers. There are two grand children, Jason Shade Ingram (wife Mindy) and John Tyler Ingram. She was also blessed with her great grand daughters Avery AnnMarie and Lacey Shay, all of Melbourne, Florida.

She was the last surviving child of John W. Rogers Jr. and Manerva Rogers.  Deceased siblings were: Della Rogers Newton, Warren Rogers, Ellen Rogers, Dorothy Rogers Frazier, Floyd Rogers, Gamaliel Rogers, Lydia Rogers, and Irene Rogers Townsend.

Eula lived for several years in Mount Sterling.  And for the last 35 years of her life, Eula lived with Diane Rogers in Stanton and South Irvine. She moved to Melbourne in 2003.

She has been an active member of the Homemakers club, 4-H Council, and the Church of Christ. Her favorite past times were gardening, quilting, crocheting, and spending time with her grandchildren.

In place of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to either Breast Cancer Research or your local Hospice Care.


Penny Lowry, 53

Penny Lowry, 53, Clay City, widow of Harry Lowry, passed away Sunday, Aug. 23 at home. She was born Aug. 15, 1962 in Ohio to the late Kaizar and Thelma Larrison.

Survivors include her sons, Anthony and wife, Christy Larrison, Knoxville, TN, and Harry David and wife, Christina Lowry, Clay City; daughter, Natacha and husband Bryan Dylan Sexton, Clay City; brother, Robert Larrison; sisters, Sylvia Larrison, and Norma and husband, Jeff Ayers; grandchildren, Tiara Wright, John David Lowry, Harry David Lowry III, Keely Larrison, Lorelei Larrison, Mikya Larrison, and Nalydia Larrison.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Harry David Lowry.

Services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton by Rev. Warren Rogers. Burial was in Clark Cemetery with Keith Williams, Jason Williams, Anthony Larrison, Dylan Sexton, Marcus Ayers, Todd Pultz, Chris Vanover, and Chris Larrison serving as pallbearers.


Roger Prewitt, 73

Roger Prewitt, 73, of Jeffersonville, husband of Norma Prewitt, passed from this life Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and delivered mail for 25 years from which he retired.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Prewitt, of Jeffersonville; one son, James David Prewitt and his wife, Regina, of Mt. Sterling; one daughter, Rhonda Gilmore and husband, Gary, of Winchester; five grandchildren, Kayla Elizabeth Prewitt, James Blake Prewitt and wife, Kathleen, Samuel Gilmore, Mary Elizabeth Gilmore and Rebekah Gilmore; three brothers, Albert Prewitt of Mt. Sterling, Catesby Prewitt of Mt. Sterling and Davis Prewitt of Paducah; sisters,  Jane Martin of Mt. Sterling, Anna Wills of Paris, Bettye Sopher of Paris, and Lillian Robert of Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Sophia Prewitt; three brothers, Tommy Prewitt, Strauter Prewitt and  Brian Prewitt; and four sisters, Emma Prewitt, Bernice McCall, Eileen Culbertson and Bertha Wallace.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 at the Jeffersonville Assembly of God with Bro. Robbie Conn, Bro Dale Payne and Bro. Todd Radar officiating. Pallbearers were Gary Gilmore, Samuel Gilmore, Clarance Wallace, Alex Murphey, Terry Stamper and Thomas Risner.

Honorary Pallbearers were Travis Stamper, Lee Stamper, Alton Kendrick Jr, Brian Kendrick, Larry and Bonnie Willoughby, Patrick Green, David Meeks, Destil Ray, Earl Johnson, Larry Rogers, James Allen, David Allen and Buddy Paul Williams. Burial followed in the Machpelah Cemetery.

Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.


Marie Spencer Centers, 89


Marie Spencer Centers, 89, widow of Paul Centers, of Stanton, passed away at her residence on Aug. 19, 2015.  Born in Wolfe County, she was the daughter of the late Lona Spencer and the late Pearl Landrum Spencer.  Marie Centers was a former cook at Natural Bridge State Park.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her son, Hank Paul Centers.

She is survived by her son, Rondle Gene Centers and his wife, Nancy, of Jeffersonville; one daughter, Noomie Sue Harper and her husband, Roy Edward, of Clay City; daughter-in-law, Regina Centers of Clay City; two sisters:  Elma Tingle of Frankfort and Betty Lou Creech of Germantown, OH; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services officiated by Rev. Anthony Molihan and Rev. Marion Brewer were held on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 at Hearne Funeral Home, 125 West College Avenue, Stanton, KY.  Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery with Billy Centers, Jimmy Ray Creech, Gary Tingle, Casey Creech, Aaron Harper, Nathan Johnson and Rocky Johnson serving as pallbearers.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.


Franklin Hall, 76


Franklin Hall, 76, of Frames Branch Road, Clay City, husband of Nellie Hall, passed away Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 at his residence with his family by his side. He was a Contractor and a Pastor for 34 years of the Church of God of Prophecy in Beattyville and Irvine.

He is survived by his wife, Lillie “Nellie” Hall, of Clay City; three sons, Franklin Hall Jr. and wife, Tammy, of Stanton, David Earl Hall and partner, Bobbi Roe of Stanton and Randall Townsend of Hazard; two daughters, Barbara Jean and husband, Lon Wayne, of Clay City and Teresa Ison and her husband, Phillip, of Stanton; 13 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; four brothers, Amery Hall, of Clay City, Richard Hall and wife, Connie, of Mt. Sterling, Rodney Hall, of Clay City and Scottie Hall, of Clay City; one sister, Helen Corey and husband, Danny of Jeffersonville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Dorothy Hall; one brother, John William Hall, and one sister, Maggie Elizabeth Fouch.

Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Willie Gordon officiating. Burial followed in the Hall Cemetery in Clay City. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.


Leonard D. Rogers, 90


Leonard D. Rogers, 90, widower of Chelsie Hall Rogers, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 19 at his home. He was born Sept. 22, 1924 in Estill County to the late Nelson Calvin and Lillie Spencer Rogers. He was a retired Oil Field Foreman and devoted member of the Stanton First Church of God.

Survivors include, 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; sisters, Shirley (Gaylord) Rogers, Stanton, and Linda and husband, John Farmer; 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.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Chelsie Hall Rogers; brothers, Raymond Rogers, James Buel Rogers, Nelson Rogers, and Kenneth Rogers; sisters, Wilma Hatton, and Maxine Rogers; and son-in-law, Donald Pelfrey.

Services were held on Saturday Aug. 22 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Max and Rev. Anthony Molihan officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery, Stanton with grandsons serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers serving, employees of Wiser Oil Company.


Lovelia Trusty, 79


Lovelia Trusty, 79, wife of Ora Trusty, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 at Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington. She was born June 19, 1936 in Lunah, Kentucky to the late Losst and Charity Kilburn Campbell.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Ora Trusty, Stanton; sons, Clarence Trusty, Indiana, Wayne and wife, Angie Trusty, Indiana, and Henderson Trusty, Indiana; daughter, Geneva and husband, Matthew Sims; grandchildren, Michele and husband, Kenny Rowe, Misty and husband, Tim Marsh, Amanda and husband, Shawn Henderson, Merle and wife, Cindy Trusty, Charity and husband, Ryan Davidson, Arron and wife, Ashley Trusty, Julie Ann and Baughman, David Trusty, Katrina Trusty, Kristy Sims, and Kathy Sims; and 16 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, David Trusty; and daughter-in-law, Peggy Trusty.

Services were held on Friday, Aug. 21 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton by Rev. Kenny Wasson. Burial was in Spencer Cemetery, Clay City with Clarence Trusty, Wayne Trusty, Merle Trusty, Arron Trusty, Matt Sims, and Shawn Henderson.


James Banks, 53


James Banks, 53, of Clay City, passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 at the University of Kentucky Hospital. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a former Rumpke employee.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Sheffield, of Stanton; three daughters, Christian Church, of Salt Lick, Stacy Whisman, of Owingsville and Paula Whisman, of Owingsville; five brothers, Shelby Banks, of Stanton, Logan Banks, of Stanton, William Banks, of Clay City, Greg Banks, of Cynthiana and Anthony Banks, of Cynthiana; one sister, Mattie Banks, of Stanton; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his father, Shelby Banks; wife, Shirley Banks; and one sister, Phyllis Nolan.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Scott Rogers officiating.

Pallbearers were Greg Banks, Shelby Banks, Grover Larrison, Wade Banks, Chris Wiseman and Chuck Hayes. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.


Danny Wayne Duffy, 68


Danny Wayne Duffy, 68, passed away at his residence in Lexington on Aug. 10, 2015.  Born in Mount Sterling, he was the son of the late Joe Duffy and Louise Brown Duffy Williams.  Danny graduated from Powell County High School class of 1965.  He was a decorated Army Vietnam War veteran who flew the Cobra helicopter and retired as a Major.  Dan was a full service stock broker in New York with J. H. Darby and Company and a local property developer.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ollie and Rosa Ellen Brown; aunt, Jean Brown Kelly; uncle, Sam Brown and cousin, Gary Brown.

He is survived by his half brother, Kenneth Williams of FL; half sister, Donna Gail Bordelon of LA; aunt, Mary Margaret Brown of Lexington; uncle, Cordis Brown of Stanton and seven cousins:  Leighanna Brown, Vicky Brown, Karen Stapleton, John (Karen) Kelly, Sam (Shirley) Brown, Larry Gene (Debbie) Brown and Delbert (Suzy) Brown.

Funeral services officiated by Rev. Mary Margaret Brown, John Kelly, Wayne Fortney and Sam Brown were held on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton.  Interment with military honors was in Stanton Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Chris Abner, Larry Gene Brown, John Kelly, Samuel Mason Brown, C. B. Martin and Johnny Stewart.  Danny Martin, Wayne Fortney, Nell Orme, Kathryn Cox and Eva Mae White are honorary pallbearers.

Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.


Frances Hatton, 70


Frances Hatton, 70, of Clay City, passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 at the Clark Regional Medical Center. She was a member of the Christian Assembly of God in Mt. Sterling and retired from Jockey Manufacturing.

She is survived by one daughter, Angie Sexton, and her husband Sam, of Clay City; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and four sisters, Claudette Caudill, of Lawrenceburg, Bobby Sue Arnold, of Mt. Sterling, Millie Utterback, of Owingsville and Brenda Bowen of Mt. Sterling.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Reed and Oma Ledford; her husband, Ben Hatton; two brothers, David Lee Adams and Henry Clay Adams; and two sisters, Betty Ledford and Lynn Adams.

A Cremation Service was held Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 at the House of Deliverance Church in Clay City with Bro. Sammy Patrick officiating. Grayson Funeral Home is in charge of services.


Tracy Snowden, Sr., 68


Tracy Snowden, Sr., 68, husband of Linda Snowden, passed away Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 at St. Joseph East. He was a bus mechanic for the Powell County Schools.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Snowden, of Clay City; two sons, Tracy Snowden. Jr. and Timothy Snowden, both of Clay City; one brother, Melvin Snowden, of Stanton; nine sisters, Carrie Brewer, of Clay City, Darlene Shoemaker, of Clay City, Judy Rogers, of Clay City, Janet Ringl, of Clay City, Jennifer Tingle, of Stanton, Gail Sizemore, of Stanton, Jackie Tyra, of Stanton, Betty Strange, of Clay City and Robin Farnham, of Georgetown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Modina Snowden.

Family has chosen cremation with a memorial service at a later date. Grayson Funeral Home in charge.

Jasper Woodrow James Tipton, son of Benjamin Tipton and Francesca Stewart was stillborn on Aug. 13, 2015 at his residence in Clay City.

In addition to his parents, he is also survived by three brothers:  Spencer Bosley, Daniel Richards and Xavier Tipton.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.



Raymond Boyd, 82

Raymond Boyd, 82, husband of Treva Boyd, passed away Thursday, July 30 at University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. He was born April 28, 1933 at South Fork to the late Noga and Mintie Hall Boyd. He was a longtime business owner of Boyd’s Car Wash and Laundromat. He was a member of the Stanton Church of Christ.

Survivors include, wife, Treva Boyd, Stanton; sons, Terry and wife, Donna Boyd and Rickie and wife, Kathleen Boyd, both of Stanton; daughter, Ginger Kidd, Stanton; brothers, Jimmy and wife, Bonnie Boyd and Danny and wife, Orene Boyd; sister, Gloria Ledford; sister-in-law, Verma Boyd; grandchildren, Shannon and wife, Daphne Boyd, Jessica and husband, Steven Skeese, Dustin Boyd, Megan Boyd, Monica and husband, Faron Davis, Courtney Boyd, and Aaron Boyd; great-grandchildren, Chloe Skeese, Carlee Skeese, Grayson Davis, Gavin Davis, and Cooper Skeese.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Gene Boyd, Kenneth Boyd, and Junior Boyd.

Funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 3 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton with Rev. Brock Hartwigsen officiating. Burial was in Stonegate Cemetery with Shannon Boyd, Aaron Boyd, Dustin Boyd, Faron Davis, Steven Skeese, and Donnie Boyd serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers serving, Joey Boyd, Marty Boyd, Wayne Boyd, Kevin Ledford, Charles Boyd, Bobby Barnes, Charlie & Billy Long, Forest Trent, and Vondal Feltner.


Maggie E. Fouch, 78

OBIT-FouchMaggie E. Fouch, 78, wife of Logan Fouch, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at her home. She was born Jan. 5, 1937 to the late Jimmy and Dorothy Goodwin Hall.

Survivors include her husband, Logan Fouch, Clay City; sons, Alan and Anna Fouch, Clay City and Herman and Mary Fouch, Lexington; daughters, Marie and Ray Dixon, Irvine, and Marlene and Bobby Wren, Clay City; brothers, Franklin Hall, Amery Hall, Rodney Hall, Scottie Hall, and Richard Hall; sister, Helen Corey; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Services were held on Saturday, July 25 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton. Burial was in Hall Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers serving were Ray Dixon, Bobby Wren, Sandy McCoy, Dr. Julie Kennon, great grandsons, and Hospice East Staff.


Harold McIntosh, 67

Harold McIntosh, 67, of Stuart, Florida passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 after a short illness. He was born to the late Everett and Mary Jane McIntosh in Winchester, on June 4, 1948. He was the loving husband of Wanda McIntosh for 41 years.

Harold served his country as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne of the US Army during the Vietnam era. Though he spent most of his life as a carpenter, his talents extended far beyond his carpentry skills. He was a jack of all trades, and master of many. He was a hard worker, he took pride in everything he did and his work reflected that.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and he was a wonderful story teller. He had a great sense of humor and loved nothing more than playing pranks on everyone he could. He would dance a little jig in his excitement of telling a particularly good story, or when playing a practical joke on someone. He knew no strangers and would go out of his way to help those he cared about. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Dawn McIntosh of Stuart, Florida; father Everett McIntosh; mother Mary Jane McIntosh; brother Danny McIntosh; and sister Lois Haggard all of Winchester, Kentucky.

He is survived by his loving wife, Wanda; daughter, Laura Ann Doran and her husband; son Eric McIntosh; eight grandchildren, Cassidy Doran, Madison McIntosh, Gavin McIntosh, Karlie Bishop, Derek Bishop, Raven Bishop, Austin Becker and Desiree McIntosh, all of Stuart, Florida; three brothers, Homer McIntosh and his companion, Joyce of Spring Hill, Florida, Paul McIntosh and wife Sandy of Port St. Lucie, Florida and Alan McIntosh and wife Elizabeth of Harrodsburg; three sisters, Laura Cole and husband Jack of Clay City, Alice Hall and husband Gary of Clay City and Darlene Buitrago and husband Robert of Port St. Lucie, Florida; brother in law, Joe Haggard of Winchester, and sister in law Frances Farris McIntosh of Frankfort, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society or Hospice House of Martin County.


Virda Baker Pelfrey, 82

OBIT-PelfreyVirda Baker Pelfrey, 82, Clay City, widow of Orville Pelfrey, passed away Thursday, July 23 at her home. She was born Oct. 11, 1932 in Powell County to the late James Clark and Nancy Tipton Baker. Survivors include her sons, Robert Eugene Pelfrey, Texas and Roy Vinson Pelfrey, Clay City; daughter, Shirley Fern Warner, Michigan; sister, Emma May Hartzog, Louisville; grandchildren, Tina Sanderland, Velvet Garver, Vanessa Pollk, Camron Warner, Christy Bond, Johny Browning, Denise Miller, Earl Pelfrey, Joeanna Pelfrey, and Carmon Pelfrey; great-grandchildren, Zach Garver, Sarah Garver, Wayne Deblock III, Chelsa Deblock, Leah Deblock, Celsey Hieght, Jon Bond, Amber Browning, Levi Miller and Jesse Miller.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Orville Pelfrey, brothers, Paul Baker, M. Eugene Baker, and Clarence Baker; and sister, Ona Fay.

Services were held on Monday, July 27 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton by Rev. Anthony Molihan. Burial was in Hatton Creek Cemetery, Stanton with Fred Warner, Camron Warner, Earl Pelfrey, Junior Stamper, Wiley Miller, and Guy Garver serving as pallbearers.


James Sizemore, 83

OBIT-SizemoreJames Sizemore, 83, of Stanton, passed away Wednesday, July 15 at home. He was born Dec. 28, 1931 in Breathitt County to the late Sherman and Artie Napier Sizemore.

Survivors include his sons, Jimmy and wife, Gale Sizemore, Stanton, and William and wife, Denice Sizemore, Cynthiana; daughters, Myra Lynn and husband, Michael Dennis Sr., McDermott, Vine Grove, and Janet Sizemore; sister, Inus and husband, Bill Gillan, Peru, IN; grandchildren, Michael McDermott Jr., James Harley McDermott, April Flinchum, Ashley and husband, Adam Denny, Randy Romero, Tonia Romero, and Justin Romero; and great-grandchildren, John B. Michael Sizemore, Gracie Flinchum, Caroline Flinchum, Aiden Denny, Dylan McGrew, Keelyn Eldridge, and Kalithian Eldridge.

Services were held on Saturday, July 18 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton. Burial was in Sizemore Cemetery.


Betty L. Burcham Spencer, 65

Betty L. Burcham Spencer, 65, of Clay City, widow of the late Lonnie Wayne Spencer, departed this life Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at her residence.  She was the daughter of the late Arlie and Reva Profitt Burcham, born at Stanton on July 31, 1949.  She was a homemaker.

She is survived by one niece, Patricia Mejia of Sharonville, Ohio.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Wayne Spencer, and her parents, Arlie and Reva Profitt Burcham.  She also leaves behind other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services were held on Friday, July 24, 2015 at Porter & Son Funeral Directors Chapel with Bro. Scoby Faulkner officiating. Burial followed in the Patton Cemetery in Baptist, Kentucky.

Pallbearers were John Holder, Paul Holder, Devin J. Little, E.J. Goodwin, Thomas Strange and Andres Amador.  Online condolences may be expressed to the family at


Connie Helen Wagers, 63

OBIT-WagersConnie Helen Wagers, 63, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Windsor Care Center, Mount Sterling. She was born Oct 20, 1951 in Morgan County to the late Garland and Delorse Crase Wagers. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her son, Travis and wife, Gail Adams, Mt. Sterling; sister, Denita Conway; grandchildren, Brent Douglas Adams II, Brittney Adams, Brandon Dakota Adams, Lexi Adams, Brian Daniel, Jacob Taulbee, Jacob Taulbee, Matt Taulbee, and Jordan Taulbee; and special friend, Pauline Barnes.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, sisters, and sons, Brent and Bradley Adams.

Services were held on Friday, July 17 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton.  Burial was in Elkins Cemetery.


Lorene F. Bowen, 82


Lorene F. Bowen, 82, of Jeffersonville, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Fountain Circle Health and Rehab, Winchester.  Born in Stanton, she was the daughter of the late Clayton and Lou Nannie Neal Fryar.  She was a former factory employee of Continental Metal Specialty.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one grandchild, James Bowen and by two sisters,  Dorothy Holman and Lillian Fryar.  She is survived by two sons:  Billy Joe Bowen and Michael Bowen, both of Jeffersonville; one daughter, Claudia Burnett and her husband Robert of Georgetown; four grandchildren:  Bobby Joe Bowen, Brittany Bowen, Michael Bowen, Phillip Campbell and step grandchild, Chandra Burnett along with one great grandchild, Codey Bowen.

Funeral services officiated by Bro. Paul Day were held on Friday, July 17, 2015 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton. Interment was in Stanton Cemetery with Bobby Joe Bowen, Michael Bowen, Phillip Campbell, Steve Mann, Jerald Wayne Faulkner and David Neal serving as pallbearers.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.


Steven Forest Kinser, 58


Steven Forest Kinser, 58, passed away Wednesday, July 8 at his home. He was born Oct. 18, 1956 in Mount Sterling to the late James Forest and Katherine Faulkner Kinser.

Survivors include his daughter, Lori and husband, Daniel Barry; brothers, John and wife, Teresa Kinser and Myron and wife, Gina Kinser; grandchildren, Cassidy Barry and Aidan Barry; nephews, Travis and wife, Annie Kinser, Daniel and wife, Elaina Kinser, and Evan Kinser; great-niece, Jordyn Kinser.

A Memorial Visitation was held on Sunday, July 19 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton.




Johnny Walker McQueen “Sonny”, 72

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Johnny Walker McQueen “Sonny”, 72, husband of Cathy Abner McQueen, passed away Monday, July 13 at Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester. He was a retired reclamation inspector for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and a member of Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church. He loved everything related to cars, socializing with his friends, and his family especially his “girls.” Johnny was born Nov. 10, 1942 in Lee County to the late Edgial and Reba Collins McQueen.

In addition to his wife, he leaves behind two sons, John Tracy and wife, Heather McQueen and Michael W. and wife Shannon McIntosh; three grandchildren, Addison, Izzy, and Neveah; one brother, Robert and wife, Janice McQueen; sister, Eva Caroline Orme, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by sister, Barbara McQueen.

Services were held on Thursday, July 16 at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, Stanton. Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton, was in charge of the arrangements.



Ruby Reed, 89


Former Powell County native and longtime Winchester resident, Ruby Reed, 89, widow of Albert Reed, passed away on July 13, 2015, at The Willows at Hamburg Nursing Home, Lexington.

Mrs. Reed was born Oct. 11, 1925 to Clay and Susan Meadows Centers from Powell County. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sons.Garry and Roger Reed, as well as her 11 brothers and sisters. She was retired from Sylvania Electric.

She is survived by her daughter Linda Crosslin, Winchester, and son Danny (Rose) Reed, Greenwood, IN. She also leaves behind grandchildren, Brian Gilvin, Orlando, FL, Kevin Gilvin, Lexington, Angela (Jeff) Telford, Saunemin, IL, Laramie Reed, Greenwood, IN, and Christopher Reed, Lexington. She also was the proud great grandmother of Isaac and Conner Telford, both of Saunemin, IL.

Services were held at Scobee Funeral Home in Winchester on July 16, 2015, by Pastors Warren Rogers and John Hughes.  She was laid to rest next to her husband and sons in the Stanton Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Brian Gilvin, Kevin Gilvin, Chris Reed, Laramie Reed, Eddie Gilvin and Dean Gilvin.

Her family would like to thank their mother, grandmother (Mammie), and great grandmother for all that she did for them while she was here on this earth.  They know that she is in a better place now and free from all that troubled her in her final years.  Nothing can take the place of the love of a mother.



Kent Elliott VanHoose, 54


Kent Elliott VanHoose, 54, of Clay City, husband of Lisa VanHoose, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at the University Of Kentucky Hospital. He was a HVAC tech.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Goble VanHoose, of Clay City; two sons, Elias VanHoose, of Clay City and Shawn VanHoose, of Clay City; two daughters, Jadyn VanHoose, of Clay City and Cassie Lafferty and her husband, Greg, of Prestonsburg; one grandson, Kalob Owens, of Prestonsburg; five brothers, Greg VanHoose, of Lexington, Jim VanHoose, of Paducah, Brian VanHoose, of Wilmore, Steve VanHoose, of Prestonsburg and Richard VanHoose, of Lexington; and one sister, Kyra Sgrignoli, of Pennsylvania.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lora VanHoose; and stepmother Sandra VanHoose.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 17, 2015 at the Stanton Christian Church with Bro. Steve Day officiating. Burial followed in the Mills Cemetery in Inez. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.


Thomas Fulks, 60


Thomas Fulks, 60, of Clay City, passed away at his residence Sunday, July 12, 2015. He was a former employee of Akers Plastics in Indiana.

He is survived by two sisters, Rosemary Creech, of Clay City and Dorothy Clemons, of Clay City; three nephews, Joe Creech, Eric Clemons and Josh Clemons; and one niece, Tammy Buckler.

Family has chosen cremation with a Memorial Service to be at a later date. Grayson Funeral Home is in charge.




David Philip Gagnon, M.D., 62


David Philip Gagnon, M.D., 62, died peacefully in his sleep at home in Richmond on July 8, as a result of a 12-year battle with cancer.

A husband and father, David will be remembered for his commitment to live life fully, whether that meant captaining a sailboat in the Virgin Islands or taking a polar plunge hand-in-hand with his wife the first day of every year.

Born January 13, 1953 in Saratoga, New York, David grew up in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and graduated from the University of Maine in 1974 and Tufts University School of Medicine in 1981.

A family practice physician, David cared for patients for 25 years at Red River Medical Center in Clay City and Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester, as well as other area medical facilities.

An outdoorsman and endurance athlete, David hiked the Appalachian Trail, competed in endurance horseback rides and raced 18 marathons. David believed that a long run could cure just about anything, and that if you did anything three times in a row it became a tradition. And, you shouldn’t mess with tradition.

David was a fighter. His mantra “Cancer Loses Again” was an inspiration to everyone who watched him hike the Sheltowee Trace in-between chemotherapy treatments and jump out of an airplane with a brain tumor. “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional,” you’d often hear David say.

He will be remembered at the start of every road race, in every retelling of Alice’s Restaurant, in every bite of deep-fried turkey, and every time someone leaves the music on just a little too loud.

David is survived by his wife Marcy; daughters Brett and Erin Gagnon; step-daughter, Nikki Adams and her husband Scott and sons Trenton and Tucker; brothers, Damian, Chris and Mark Gagnon; sister, Phyllis Gagnon; father, Philip Gagnon; and his beloved dog Maizy and horses Amos Dubai and Jahara.

He was preceded in death by his mother Helen Gagnon.

A memorial service for David will be planned within the next few weeks. In lieu of flowers, you are invited to send donations to the UK Markey Cancer Foundation, 800 Rose Street, Roach Building CC160, Lexington or The Sheltowee Trace Association, 111 East First Street, Morehead.

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Anythony Jones, 35


Anthony Jones, 35, of Winchester, passed away Friday, July 10, 2015 at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

He is survived by his father C.D. Jones; one step son, Nicholas Griffett; one step daughter, Samantha Barnett; one step grandson, Conner Barnett; two brothers, David Jones; and his wife, Emily, and Robert Daryl Jones; one sister, Andrea Johnson; three nephews, Corey Jones, Robert Jones and Aiden Brewer; three nieces, Rebecca Brewer, Laila Brewer and April Jones.

He was preceded in death by his mother Rebecca Jones.

Funeral Services were held Monday, July 13, 2015 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Sammy Patrick officiating. Burial followed in the Jones Cemetery.

Pallbearers were David Jones, Corey Jones, Chad Jones, Marcus Jones, Jordon Shuler and Nicholas Griffett. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.


Margie Lee Brooks Knox


Margie Lee Brooks Knox, of Stanton, wife of James Knox, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015 at the University of Kentucky Hospital. She was a former employee of the Mountain View Drive In and a member of the Church on the Rock.

She is survived by her mother, Imogene Brooks, of Stanton; husband, James Knox, of Stanton; three daughters, Michelle Catron and her husband, Benny, of Clay City, Rosa Lee Snowden and husband, Walter, of Stanton and Melissa Larrison and husband, Virgil, of Clay City; five grandchildren, Walter Ray Snowden, James Catron, Stacy Jones, Josh Larrison and Jacob Larrison; 10 great grandchildren, three brothers, Glen Brooks, Frenchburg, Charles Brooks, of Clay City and Rondall Brooks, of Clay City; six sisters Faye King, of Stanton, Jeannie Patrick of Frenchburg, Betty Townsend, of Clay City, Dorothy Risner, of Clay City, Teresa Risner, of Maysville and Leslie Scott, of Stanton.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charlie Brooks; two sisters, Linda Sue Brooks and Janice Brooks; and one granddaughter, April Michelle Catron.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel with James Catron officiating. Pallbearers were Jacob Larrison, Gary Jones, Josh Larrison, Walter Snowden Jr, Glen Brooks Jr, James Knox, Derrick Fletcher and Alton Snowden. Burial followed in the Mountain Rest Cemetery.

Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.