Vernia Burns, 97
Vernia Stewart Burns, 97, widow of Casia Burns, Stanton, died Jan. 4, 2010 at Irvine Health and Rehabilitation Center in Irvine. Born in Powell County on August 5, 1912, she was a daughter of the late James M. and Sarah Catherine Mullins Stewart. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of Stanton Church of Christ. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by three children: Lorrene Starnes Townsend, Laura Burns Johnson and Melvin L. Burns; two grandsons: Joey Martin and John Casia Burns; one brother and eight sisters.
Surviving relatives are three daughters: Katherine and her husband Jimmie Crabtree, Helen and her husband Bobby Martin and Carol and her husband Paul White all of Stanton; a daughter-in-law, Caroline Burns of Jeffersonville; nine granddaughters, four grandsons, 22 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were officiated by Bro. Mack Charles Rice at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service were officiated by Lonnie Dale Stewart and burial followed in Cat Creek Cemetery, Stanton.
Active pallbearers were Merle Starnes, Paul White Jr., Jeaffery Burns, Michael McCoy, Daniel Crowe and Stefan Huff. Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren, Bobby Martin, Paul White, Jimmy Crabtree, her nieces and nephews, Brenda, Lois, Tracie along with the staff and aids of Irvine Health and Rehab Center and the members of Stanton Church of Christ.
Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com
Mae F. Centers, 76
Mae Francis Centers, 76, of 21 Oak Street, Stanton, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Born in Powell County, she was a daughter of the late Everett and Myrtle Morton Centers. She was a former employee of Continental Metal Specialties and a member of the Stanton First Church of God.
She is survived by five daughters: Marla Boyd of Richmond, Angelia (William C.) Rogers of Winchester, Lois (Paul) Bland of Lexington, Kathy (Donald) Whitaker of Lancaster, and Gail (Luther) Willoughby of Indianapolis, Indiana; two sisters: Mildred May of Lexington, and Geneva Ledford of Clay City; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services were officiated by Rev. Anthony Molihan at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Resthaven Cemetery, Morris Creek Road, Stanton, www.hearnefuneralhome.com
Vanalan D. Egnor, 48
Vanalan Don Egnor, 48, died on Dec. 28, 2009 at 12:10 a.m. in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born in W. Hamlin (Lincoln County), West Virginia, he was the fifth child born to Nannie Lillie Adkins and Russell Leo Egnor. He was preceded in death by his sisters: Trudie Anne Egnor , Besyla Egnor and brother : Benji Benjamin Franklin Egnor .
He is survived by his parents: Nannie Lillie Adkins and Russell Leo Egnor , sister : Ninajean Slone (Egnor), brothers: Danny Vance Egnor, Dennis James Egnor and John Author Egnor; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Alan was formerly an airplane mechanic at Skyharbor Airport in Phoenix. Arrangements for a funeral will be announced at a later date. Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.
James Martin, 82
James Martin, 82, of Franklin, Ohio, died Thursday Dec. 31, 2009 at the Atrium Medical Center. James was born in Garrett on March 4, 1927 to Thomas and Hester (Amburgey) Martin. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army, was a member of the VFW of Middletown, and the American Legion and the Am Vets in Franklin, and was an avid UK fan. James was preceded in death by his wife Alice Mae Martin in 1997; seven brothers and sisters.
He is survived by two children Gary Martin of Frankfort, and Teresa Sturgis (Jerry) of Carlisle; nine grandchildren Stacey, Andrew, Christopher Martin, Chris and Todd Sturgis, Shelly Snowden, Elliot, and Alison Sturgis; eight great grandchildren that will miss their papaw James especially Carson and Alex; a brother Richard (Phyllis) Martin of Stanton; a sister Peggy (Dick) Byrd of Middletown, Ohio; mother-in-law Josephine Owsley; brother-in-law Silas Junior Owsley and sister-in-law Vivian Owsley.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday Jan. 5, 2010 at 1p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home 1357 E. 2nd Street, Franklin, with Rev. Dencil Owsley officiating. Burial followed in Springboro Cemetery with full military honors. Please visit www.anderson-fh.com to send an on line condolence.
David L. Napier, 41
David Lee Napier, 41, 463 Mt. Vernon Dr., Winchester, son of Mary Napier, died on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 at his home. He was born July 2, 1968 in Clark County to the late Elmer Napier and Mary Riffe Napier. He was an employee of Kentucky-Indiana Lumber Company.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Napier, Clay City; son, Michael Napier, Winchester; brother, Arthur and wife, Tina Napier, Clay City; ex-wife, Clara Napier, Winchester; nephew, Jacob McKinney, Winchester; and nieces, Sarah and Nikki Napier, Clay City. He was preceded in death by his father and sister, Serena McKinney.
Services were held on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at 1 p.m. at the Wells Clay City Chapel by Rev. Ray Coates. Pallbearers who served were James Shoemaker, Dale McKinney, Eddie McKinney, Steve Riffe, Elmer Stamper, Art Napier, Michael Napier, and Brian Beacraft. Honorary pallbearers were Danny Watson, Greg Watson, John Watson, Homer Owsley, Gabe Barnes, Dean Estepp, Shirley Hughes, Milenko Djuricic, Barton Coonce, Mike Meehan, David King, Marcus Smith, Church Bryant, Gary Brewer, Ronda Owsley, Alton Hughes, Dave Castle, Barry Beacraft, Ike McKinney, Kenny Bailey, Jason Bieneman, Julian Harris, Chris Harris, and Mitchell Harris.
Paul Napier, 64
Paul S. Napier, 64, of 19 Childers Avenue, Clay City, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010 at his residence. Born in Hazard, he was a son of Anna Vanover Vires and the late James Napier. He was a U. S. Army Veteran and a retired truck driver for the Yellow Freight Company. He was a member of the Clay City Church of Christ and AmVet Post 67. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Plesant Napier and by his daughter, Barbara Sizemore.
He is survived by his mother, Anna Vires; a son, Jason Sizemore; four brothers: Tommy (Janice) Vires, Estill (Naomi) Vires, Archie (Sherry) Vires and Mark (Charlene) Vires all of Clay City; five sisters: Media (Carl) Witten, Chesapeake, Virginia, Betty Jo (Glenn) Oliver, Stanton, Mary Jayne Casey, Katherine (Shane) Simpson and Bonnie (Allan) Vallencourt all of Clay City. Funeral services officiated by Bro. Mack C. Rice were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 at Clay City Church of Christ, 5719 Main Street, Clay City. Burial with military honors followed in Kennon Cemetery, Hardwicks Creek Road, Clay City.
Active pallbearers were David Vires, Estill Vires, Archie Vires, Mark Vires, David Casey and Jason Sizemore. Honorary pallbearers were Paul Jacob Rogers, Carl Witten, Ed Short, Lee Adams and Frank Phfister. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. ww.hearnefuneralhome.com
Ruby Patrick, 92
Ruby D. Patrick, 92, widow of Frank C. Patrick of 145 10th Street, Clay City, died at her residence on Jan. 4, 2010. Born on Nov. 22, 1917 in Powell County, she was a daughter of the late Sidney Daniel and Bessie Kuykendall Abney. She was a former factory employee of Curlee Clothing Company and she was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Abney and Russell Abney; two sisters, Helena Abney Dragoo and Audrey Abney and two grandsons, Robert Patrick and Tommy Manis.
She is survived by five children: Shirley Scott of Stanton, Brenda Patrick, Linda (Ralph) Wells, Edna Manis and David (Mary Elizabeth) Patrick all of Clay City; 13 grandchildren: David Strange, Jerry Scott, Terry Scott, Doug Scott, Rejeana Scott, Ruby Allen, Ronald Patrick, Mary Jo Asch, Debra Phipps, Frankie Hall, Linda Hawkins, Christopher Baber and Tommy Baber; 34 great grandchildren and 35 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were officiated by Rev. Mark Pooler, Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, 125 West College Avenue, Stanton. Interment was in the Patrick Cemetery, Hardwicks Creek Road, Clay City.
Active pallbearers were Ronald Anthony Patrick, David Strange, Ronald Lynn Allen II, Tommy Baber, Eric Rogers and Christopher Baber. Honorary pallbearers were Ralph Wells, Diana Muzyczuk, Jeffery Thacker, Jesse Rogers, Jerry Lee Scott, Anthony (Tony) Goodwin Jr., Sam Williams, Kyle Brewer, John Mullins, Mike Bush, Jerry Scott Sr., Dwayne Scott, Justin Walters, Frank Manis, Mike Johnson, James Hall, the staff of Mepco Home Health and Dr. Julie Kennon. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com
Rebecca Sowers, 60
Rebecca Sue Townsend Sowers, 60, wife of Gerald Sowers, of 6761 Winchester Road, Clay City, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at her residence. Born in Menifee County, she was a daughter of the late Courtney Jacob and Juanita Faulkner Townsend and she was a member of Bible Methodist Mission. She was a certified nurse’s aide having worked at nursing homes in Nicholasville, Stanton and Clark County.
She is survived by her husband, Gerald Sowers, one brother, Courtney Michael Townsend of Stanton; one sister, Sandra Arlene Townsend of Clay City; three nephews: Michael Smith, Phillip Estes and Anthony Townsend and by four nieces: Holly Ruth Estes, Cary Sue Ann Sexton, Jo Ann Townsend and Courtney Townsend.
Funeral services were officiated by Rev. Scoby Faulkner and Rev. Darrin Smith at 1p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel , 125 West College Avenue, Stanton. Interment followed in the Faulkner Cemetery, Manning Road, Stanton, with Darrell Fraley, Gregory Faulkner, Brian Sexton, Kelly McCoy, Richard Strange and Hershell Campbell serving as her active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Townsend, Anthony Townsend and L. C. Campbell. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com
Dallie L. Sparks, 71
Dallie Ledford Sparks, 71, of 167 Nada Tunnel Road, Stanton, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 at Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester. Born in Powell County, she was a daughter of Lillie Dawson Hon and the late Frank Ledford. She was a former desk clerk at Abner’s Motel, Stanton. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one brother, John Hon.
Surviving relatives include her mother, Lillie Hon of Slade; three children: David Sparks, Norma J. Sparks (Mike Lawson) and Cathy (Jerry) Barker all of Stanton; special daughter, Faith Sparks; one brother, James (Mary) Hon of Mt. Sterling; seven grandchildren: Dustin Sparks, Dane Lawson, John Barker Jr., Charity Pinkerton, Mary Allen, Bessie Barker and April Barker and eight great grandchildren. 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. www.hearnefuneralhome.com