Emma C. Hiers, 78
Emma C. Hiers, 78, passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at her home. She was born July 1, 1936 in Boone County to the late Mary Wise Creech. She was a retired sales clerk.
Survivors include her sons, Karl Wayne Hiers, Elizabethtown, Charles Marvin Hiers, Vine Grove, and Michael Woodrow Hiers, Ratcliff; sisters, Hattie Whisman, Clay City, and Elsie Smith, Lafontaine, IN; and grandchildren, Talia & Misty Hiers.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Creech; husband, Charles Milton Hiers; sister, Ilene; brothers, John David and Corbitt Creech.
Services were held on Monday, Dec. 22 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home by Rev. James Harold Combs. Burial was in Cobb Hill Cemetery with Lawrence Watkins Jr., Geff Combs, Geff Combs Jr., Charles Brooks, Josh Watkins, Johnny Smith, and Tim Combs serving as pallbearers. www.ddfh.net
Malvira Bellamy, 74
Malvira Bellamy, 74, passed away Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 at Stanton Nursing Center, Stanton. She was born May 21, 1940 at Furnace to the late George H. and Ivy Mae Watson Bellamy.
Survivors include her brothers, Ollie and wife, Kay Bellamy and Bill Bellamy; sister-in-law, Carolyn Bellamy; caregiver and friend, Rachel and husband, Paul Riddell; numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 31 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton by Rev. Anthony Molihan. Burial was in Mt. Canaan Cemetery with Linville Bellamy, Kelly Bellamy, Don Bellamy, Carley Bellamy, Anthony Bellamy, and Justin Tincher serving as pallbearers. www.ddfh.net
Ruby Lafferty, 87
Ruby Lafferty, 87, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 at the Windsor Care Center in Mt. Sterling. She was a housewife and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.
She is survived by one son, Oakley Vernon Lafferty and his wife Teresa of Tucson, AZ; one daughter, Teresa George and her husband Rayburn of Jeffersonville; eight grandchildren, Jeffery Dewey, Daniel Dewey, Jamison Wilson, Christopher Wilson, Kendra Lafferty, Adam Lafferty, Jenna Lafferty, Stephanie Perry; and three great grandchildren Matson Dickens, Emmett Wilson and Joseph Dewey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Asa and Pheba Preston; husband, Oakley Lafferty; one son, Lawrence Lafferty; one brother, Benny Lafferty; and one sister, Dorothy Smith.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 with Bro. Steve McGuire officiating at The Grayson Funeral Home Chapel in Clay City. Burial followed in the Hammack Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gary Chaffins, Kevin Chaffins, Michael Martin, Ernie Meeks, Josh Perry and Johnny Caudill. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of services.
Frances Parker, 77
Frances Baber Parker, 77, long life partner of Jr. Burnis Rice, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 at University of Kentucky Medical Center, after a long and wonderful life. She was born on March 10, 1937 to the late Pascal E. and Bessie Lee Baber, in Winchester. She was a homemaker and retired from Sylvania.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by three daughters, Donna (Steve) Bridges Justice, Patti (Blake) Watts and Cindy (Greg) Moore; four grandchildren, Chrissy, Tonya, Will and Zach; four great grandchildren, Jacob, Keenan, Gracey and Landyn; one sister, Stella Plunkett Blevins; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Billy Bridges, Jr. “Bimbo”; two grandsons, Josh Bridges and Lee Justice; three brothers and three sisters.
Services were conducted on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 by Bro. John David Hearne. Burial was in Winchester Cemetery. Pallbearers were Zach Bridges, Will Justice, Tony Rice, Steve Justice, Blake Watts and Greg Moore.
Seldon Smallwood, 81
Seldon “Gene” Smallwood, 81, of New Holland, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital with his loving family by his side after battling heart problems.
He was born on Sept. 28, 1933 in Powell County to Everett and Mary Reed Smallwood. He proudly served his country in the US Marines during the Korean Conflict. Gene had worked at Armco in Washington CH from 1962 to 1987 and retired due to health issues. He loved flying and piloted his own plane until he was no longer able to do so. He was passionate about his children and grandchildren.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Selby Smallwood.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Clara Kemplin Smallwood, whom he married on April 6, 1956; his children George (Terri) Smallwood and Kim (Marlen) Howard; grandchildren and great-grandchildren Kurt (Brittany), Austin, Gavin, Ava, Easton, Preston, Roger, Eric (Sarah), Annabel and Sam Smallwood, Brandon, Daniel and Mikaela Howard; sister Faye (Earl) Adams as well as several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
The funeral service was held on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 at the New Holland Church of Christ in Christian Union, Ohio with Larry Doss and Mike Hodge officiating with burial at the New Holland Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Summers Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.summersfuneralhome.com.
Hazel Sparks, 63
Hazel Sparks, 63, of Ninth Avenue, Clay City, wife of David Sparks, passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 at the Clark Regional Medical Center. She was a former employee of the Lycoma Shoe factory and Continental Metal Specialties and a member of the Black Creek Holiness Church.
She is survived by her husband, David Sparks of Clay City; two sons, Michael David Sparks of Clay City and Josh Daniel Sparks and his wife Jessica of Clay City; one daughter, Michelle Leigh Allen and her husband Mike of Stanton; three grandchildren, Tyler Allen, Austin Sparks and Julia Sparks.
She was preceded in death by her parents Dewey and Julia Hall; two brothers, Montfort (Jack) Hall and Langley (Sonny Buck) Hall; five sisters, Leona Gilley, Betty (Ladybug) Goodwin, Madgie Hatton, Gertrude Richardson and Agnes Dailey.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Sammy Faulkner and Bro. Herbert Barnett officiating. Burial followed in the Clark Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tyler Allen, Austin Sparks, Jeff Johnson, Christian Johnson, Wayne Smith and David Kennett. Honorary pallbearers were former employees of CMS and members of the Black Creek Holiness Church. Grayson Funeral Home is in charge of services.