Phyllis Bush, 49
Phyllis Diane Bush, 49, wife of Woody Bush, 3916 Main Street, Clay City, died Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 at Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester. Born in Mohab, Mo., she was a daughter of the late Della Bert and Helen Marie Banks Land. She was a former factory employee of Continental Metal Specialty and a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Clay City.
Survivors are her husband, Woodrow C. Bush; children, James Michael Williams of Hazel Green, Casandra (D.J.) Vance of Morehead, and Jessica (Mason) Cox of Jeffersonville; her foster parents, Murph and Carrie Prater of Ezel; a step-mother, Mary Lou Land of Campton; five brothers, Bobby (Beverly) Land of Frenchburg, Jimmy Land, Jeff (Cathy) Land and Lewis (Cathy) Roberts, all of Campton, and Paul (Peggy) Roberts of Winchester; and four grandchildren, Hayden Cox, Ethan Cox, Maria Williams and Christian Michael Williams.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Allyssa Eyveigh Cox.
Funeral services were held at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, Stanton by Bro. Warren Rogers at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 with burial at the Miller Cemetery, Campton on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010.
Pallbearers were Mason Cox, D.J. Vance, Ray Isaacs, Larry Hampton, Donald Williams and Carson Brooks. Honorary pallbearers were Kristen Griffett, James Michael Williams, Casandra Vance, Jessica Cox and Elizabeth Osborne.
Mirna Yearian, 57
Mirna Chicas Yearian, 57, wife of Kenneth R. Yearian, died Jan. 31, 2010 at the Home For Health Lifestyle Center, Stanton. Born in San Salvador, El Salvador, she was a daughter of Carmen Forres Chicas and the late Alfonso Chicas. She was a homemaker and a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Littlerock, Calif.
No services are scheduled at this time. Her cremated remains will be interred by her family at a later date.
Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home Inc.
Juanita Babcock, 79
Juanita Wireman Babcock, 79, widow of Ray Babcock, died at Palmdale, Calif. on Nov. 24, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Elsie Boyd Wireman. She was born at Pilot March 19, 1924 and grew up there, but later moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. She married Ray Babcock in Cincinnati in August of 1945. They moved right away to Los Angeles, Calif. which was Ray’s home state. They met on a Greyhound bus between Lexington and Cincinnati during World War II. He was in the Army and was stationed at Fort Knox.
Survivors include sons, Gary and Joann Babcock, Michael Babcock, and Jesse and Kathi Babcock; and six grandchildren, all of California. She was the sister of Irene and husband Stanley Crowder, New Richmond, Ohio, Pauline and husband Russ Caudill, Dayton, Ohio, Beatrice Hood, Winchester, Gerald and wife Nancy Wireman, Leeco, Geraldine and husband Willard Morton, Stanton. She leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by Aunt Beulah and husband Boyd Hall of Stanton.
Funeral service was held Dec. 5, 2009 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, New Richmond, Ohio with burial at Laurel Cemetery, New Richmond.
Cornelius Bowman, 88
Cornelius Bowman, 88, of Middletown, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 at his residence. He was born in Powell County Jan. 10, 1922 to Edd and Addie Lee (Hall) Bowman. He worked as a zinc strip operator for Armco Steel Corporation for 31 years, retiring in 1983. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, knives and whittling, and he loved to tell stories.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Eureka “Peggy” (Woods) Bowman; three sons, Buford A. (Deana) Bowman, David (Karin) Bowman and Billy Ray (Dawn) Bowman; seven daughters, Edna (Mark) Repyneck, Rosa (Kenny) Smith, Rita Ratliff, Sharon Cate, Stephanie (Morris) Thompson, Faye Elkins and Patty Bowman; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Lloyd Wayne Bowman; son-in-law, Raymond Ratliff; a sister, Dolly Barnett; and a nephew, Albert Elkins.
Funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home, Middletown by Pastor Vince Williams with burial at Woodside Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Middletown Combined Honor Guard.
Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45206.
James Brandenburg, 65
James Robert Brandenburg, 65, of Hamilton, died at Jewish Hospital on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. He was born in Irvine on Aug. 30, 1944, the son of Willis and Grace (Johnson) Brandenburg. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was employed as a production mechanic for General Electric Evendale for 320 years, retiring in 2002. On Jan. 10, 1992 in Hamilton, he married Carolyn (Dawson) Rhoden.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Barndenburg of Hamilton; two daughters, Sudie Brandenburg of San Antonia, Texas and Patricia (Corey) Monroe of Hamilton; five step-children, Debbie, Stephanie, Steven, Jay and Sherry Rhoden, all of Cincinnati; a sister, Sue (Troy) Gross of Hamilton; five grandchildren, P.J., Brittney, James, Maggie and Carolyn; 15 step-grandchildren; a nephew, Johnie Gross of Hamilton; and three nieces, Pamela, Rena and Grace Gross; and his cats, Sassy and Nubbin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Johnnie Brandenburg; a step-daughter, Sandy Rhoden; and his cat, C.J.
Funeral service was held at the Brown-Dawson Funeral Home on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at 10 a.m. by Rev. Sonny Price with burial at Hickory Flat.
Mary Rader, 96
Mary Rader, 96, of Hamilton, died at Golden Years Health Care on Friday, Jan. 29, 2010. She was born in Estill County on July 15, 193, the daughter of Mardie and Elviera (McIntosh) Wells. She was employed as a press operator at National Can for 23 years, retiring in 1974. She had been a member of Princeton Pike Church of God since 1958.
Survivors include her daughter, Linda Sue Evans of Hamilton; three grandchildren, Lora (Paul) Williams of Oxford, Lonnie (Jill) Durbin of Central, S.C., and Tony (Roxanna) Durbin of Columbia; seven great-grandchildren, Casey and Aryn Durbin, Brandi Bates and her fiance Danny Hoffman, Jamie and Bradley Durbin, Jacob and Nicolas Williaims; a great-great-grandson, Nathan; three brothers, Emmett (Mosie) Wells of Hamilton, Elmer (Nancy) Wells of South Carolina, and Eddie (Margie) Wells of Georgia; and a special former son-in-law, Lonnie Durbin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, Elizabeth, Myrtle, Dorothy, Stella and Florence; and one brother, Earl.
Funeral service was held at the Brown-Dawson Funeral Home Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 at noon by Pastor Rick Witt of Faith Pentecostal Church with burial at Rose Hill Burial ParkWilsonSchrammSpaulding.com
Ruby Foster, 75
Ruby Lee Foster, 75, 1961 North Bend Road, Stanton, widow of Hibert Foster, died Wednesday, Feb. 3 at her home. She was born Oct. 9, 1934 in Estill County to the late George and Susie Neal Abney. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her sons, Ernest and wife Betty Foster, Doug and wife Elizabeth Foster; daughters, Virginia and husband Lester Campbell, and Vickie and husband Greg Aines, all of Stanton; a brother, Donald Ray and wife Judy Abney of Estill County; sisters, Mary Ellen Crouch of Irvine, and Eva Jo and husband William Young of Indianapolis, Ind.; grandchildren, Nathan Foster, Melissa Butcher, Jeremy Foster and Andrea Foster; great-grandchildren, Braden Butcher and Emma Foster.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home Stanton by Rev. James Harold Combs and Bro. Lynn Dunaway.
All adopted children served as pallbearers.
Thelma Dennis, 84
Thelma Dee Dennis, 84, died Feb. 2, 2010 in Miamisburg. She was born Nov. 27, 1925 in Irvine, a daughter of Viola Mae Hinds and William Witt. On Dec. 13, 1939 she married Eugene Dennis. They had five children; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Dennis Sr.; a son Eugene Dennis Jr.; her parents and her sister, Helen Roberts.
She is survived by her children, Billy Joe and Naomi Dennis, Shirley A. Prugh-Spence, Clara and Bill Cencebaugh, Helen and Tom Allmond; brother Bill Witt; a sister, Marjorie Seabolt; and many grandchildren.
Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 at Brough-Getts Funeral Home with burial at Miami Valley Memory Gardens in Centerville, Ohio.