Vernon Goodwin, 84
Vernon Goodwin, 84, widower of Nancy Jane Goodwin, of 2750 Frames Branch Road, Clay City, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 at his residence following a long illness. Born in Powell County, he was a son of the late Frank and Elizabeth Patrick Goodwin. He was a construction worker and a logger for Meadows Logging.
In addition to his wife and his parents he was also preceded in death by six brothers: John, Earnest, Kenneth, Maxie, Shelby and Verlin Goodwin and by one sister, Dorothy Hall.
He is survived by two sons: Trigger (Emma) Barnes of Jeffersonville, and Charlie (Littie) Goodwin of Clay City; four daughters: Ada (Kenneth) Meadows of Clay City, Matilda (Doug) Hamilton of Carlisle, Zellie (Dexter) Barnes of Jeffersonville, and Stacy (Bruce) Treash of Clay City; one brother, Wayne Goodwin of Clay City; 19 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
His funeral service was officiated by Bro. Warren Rogers and Bro. Anthony Molihan and was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 at Hearne Funeral Home, Inc., 125 West College Avenue, Stanton. Interment followed in the Clark Cemetery, Clay City, with Randolph Goodwin, Charlie Franklin Goodwin, Vernon Goodwin, Garland Barnes, John Mullins and Wayne Bailey having served as his active pallbearer.
Honorary pallbearers were all the other grandsons and granddaughters. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com
Michael R. Lawson, 53
Michael Ray Lawson, 53, of 167 Nada Tunnel Road, Stanton, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010 at the VA Medical Center, Lexington. Born in Spencer, West Virginia he was a son of the late Harold and Anna Hope Moss Lawson. He was a longtime newspaper carrier in this area for the Lexington Herald-Leader. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Harold Lawson.
He is survived by his companion, Norma Jean Sparks of Stanton; two sons: Dane Lawson of Stanton and Kenneth Mace of Orma, West Virginia; one daughter, Chasity Lawson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; two brothers: Paul D. (Jennifer) Lawson of Stanton and Oval Lawson of West Virginia and two sisters: Regina (Jim) Martin and Robin (Joe) Looney both of West Virginia. Cremation was selected with private services to be held. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com