Robert L. Brashears, 61
Robert Lee Brashears, 61, of Stanton, and formerly of Wolfe County, died on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. He was a son of the late Jack Dempsey and Marie Lewis Brashears, born at Hazard on July 7, 1950. He worked in construction and was a heavy equipment operator. He was a loving father and grandfather.
He is survived by three sons, Robert Kenneth Brashears and wife, Melissa, of Litchfield Park, Arizona, William Arlen Dempsey Brashears of Stanton, and David Lee Brashears of Georgetown; one grandson, Zachary Brashears; two brothers, Kenneth Brashears of Frenchburg and Corbett Brashears of Campton; and four sisters, Anna Mae Taulbee of Clay City, Betty Caldwell, Donna Sparks and Mary Margaret Franks, all of Rogers. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Dempsey and Marie Lewis Brashears.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 3 at Porter and Son Funeral Directors Chapel, Campton, with Bro. George officiating. Burial followed in the Brashears Family Cemetery at Calaboose. Arrangements were entrusted to Porter and Son Funeral Directors.
Beatrice Hood, 81
Beatrice Wireman Center Hood, 81, 5751 Mt. Sterling Road, Winchester, widow of Marvin Center and Donald Hood, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at her home. She was born April 5, 1930 in Powell County to the late Arthur and Elsie Boyd Wireman. She was a retired factory worker.
Survivors include her son, Roger Dale and wife Linda Centers, Nada; daughters, Ena Faye Profitt, Mt. Sterling, Joanne Joseph, Winchester, Debra Sue Berryman, Winchester, and Betty Centers, Winchester; brother, Gerald Wireman, Leeco; sister, Irene Crowder, New Richmond, OH, and Pauline Caudill, Dayton, OH; aunt, Beulah Hall; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, and sisters, Juanita Babcock and Geraldine Morton.
Services were held on Sunday, Sept. 4 at the Wells Funeral Home, Stanton. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery, Stanton, with Phillip Brown, George Brown, Carl Williams, Richard Centers, Stephen Centers and Chuck Brooks serving as pallbearers.
James A. Means, 55
James A. Means, 55, 3913 Main Street, Clay City, son of Faye Snowden Means, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. He was born Aug. 8, 1956 in Clark County to the late Herbert Means and Faye Means. He was an Army Veteran and a carpenter.
Survivors include his mother, Faye Means, Clay City; sons, James Todd Means and Charles Wayne Means, both of Winchester; daughters, Melvia and Amanda Faulkner, Clay City; brother, Herbert Means Jr., Estill County; sisters, Marcia Bucklan, Clay City, Pamela Hollon, Clay City, Delilah King, Clay City, Vickie Lettis, Malcolm, Michigan, and Rhonda Means, Clay City; and five grandchildren.
Services were held on Friday, Sept. 2 at Wells Clay City Chapel by Rev. Marion Brewer. Burial was in Woods Cemetery, Estill County with Jason Crain, Brandon Means, Anthony Sparks, D J Sparks, Michael Means, Brian Buckland, Jeffrey Robinson, and Christopher Robinson having served as pallbearers.
Earl D. Profitt, 43
Earl Dean Profitt, 43, 519 Acadia Way, Winchester, son of Lillie Barnett Jones, died Monday, Aug. 29 at Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester. He was born Dec. 12, 1967 in Campton to the late Earl Samuel Profitt and Lillie Profitt Jones.
Survivors include his mother, Lillie Jones, Clay City; daughter, Heather Lina Jones, Winchester; sisters, Crystal Jones and Shannon Strange, both of Winchester.
Services were held on Thursday, Sept. 1 at Wells Clay City Chapel. Burial was in Rose Cemetery, Stanton.
Mark J. Sargent, 63
Mark James Sargent, 63, of Clay City died at his home on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. He was born in Kansas City on Oct. 19, 1948, the son of Kenneth R. Sargent of Waxhaw, NC and the late Mildred L. Workman Sargent. He was a Vietnam War Veteran and served in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired apartment manager and an ordained minister for the Southern Baptist Churches.
Besides his father, he is survived by his wife, Mary Combs Sargent, of Clay City; two sons, Jason Sargent of Richmond, VA and Matthew Sargent of Madison, WI; 1 brother, Lance Sargent of Mt. Sterling; and one sister, Susan Coker of Tallahassee, FL.
His services were conducted by Pastor Robbie Conn on Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Herald and Stewart Home for Funerals Chapel.
John D. Seale, 28
John David Seale, 28, 1080 Jones Road, Clay City, died on Saturday, Sept. 3. He was born Nov. 18, 1982 in Clark County to Robert David Seale and Barbara Anderson Tipton. He was an Army Specialist and served in the Iraqi war.
He is survived by his mother, Barbara Seale-Tipton, father, Robert David Seale, brother Bobby Joe Seale, and sister Chelsey Taylor Seale.
Services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Wells Funeral Home, Stanton. Burial was in the Veterans Cemetery with Brian Stanhope, Bobby Seale, Jeff Flinchum, Roy Seale, Lonnie Seale, and Douglas Seale having served as pallbearers.