Opal Lewis, 92
Opal Irene Lewis, 92, widow of Otha Lewis, died Friday, May 21 at Bluegrass Care & Rehab, Lexington. She was born Jan. 8, 1918 in Rogers, to the late Myles Preston and Hattie Spencer Bryant. She was a retired store clerk and a member of the Rogers Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Susan Lewis Smith, Winchester; and grandchild, Kristin Voskuhl.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Robert Bryant, and sisters, Mable Johnson and Nora Johnson.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 24, at 1 p.m. at Rogers Baptist Church. Visitation was Sunday 6-9 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home, Stanton. Burial in Rogers Cemetery with her nephews serving as pallbearers. Visit guestbook at www.wellsfh.com
Carl Kinser, 84
Carl Duwain Kinser, 84, 99 Smith Hollow Road, Clay City, died Sunday, May 16 at the VA Medical Center, Lexington. He was born June 26, 1925 in Stanton to the late Alfred and Etta Smith Kinser. He was a WWII veteran and owner and operator of Kinser & Son Logging in Clay City. He was also a long time member of the Powells Valley Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Carl Derek Kinser, Clay City; daughters, Mary “Sissy” and husband, Gary Abner, and Rebecca and husband, Stephen Skidmore, both of Stanton; grandchildren, Carl Daylan Kinser, Richmond, Marisa Suzanne Abner, Stanton, and Stephanie Nicole Skidmore, Stanton; sisters, Vandetta Willoughby, Dubai, United Arab Emirates and devoted sister, Shirley and husband, John Bohrnstedt, Lexington.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 19, at 2 p.m. at Powells Valley Baptist Church, Clay City by Rev. Marion Brewer. Visitation was Tuesday, May 18, 5-9 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home, Stanton. Burial was in Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Rosslyn with military honors.
Pallbearers were Charles “Bud” Kinser Jr, Daylan Kinser, Alton Joe Martin, Darren Farmer, Ricky Farmer, Mark Bowen, and CJ Faulkner. Honorary pallbearers were Tallmadge and Rita Farmer, Imogene Kinser McIntosh, Bonnie Bowen, Steve Abner, and members of Powells Valley Baptist Church. Visit guestbook at www.wellsfh.com
Jimmy Kennon, 62,
Jimmy Ray Kennon, 62, Snow Creek Road, husband of Sharon Phillips Kennon, died Thursday, May 20 at his home. He was born March 30, 1948 in Powell County to the late Elmer Reese Kennon and Bertie Mae Walton Kennon. He was a Vietnam War Veteran, a retired Rockwell employee, and a truck driver.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Kennon, Clay City; son, Michael Shane and wife, Regina Kennon, Clay City; daughters, Marsha Kennon and Alisha and husband Phillip Hatton, both of Clay City; mother, Bertie Mae Kennon, Clay City; brothers, Travis and his wife, Barbara Kennon, Winchester, Donnie and wife, Brenda Kennon, Clay City, and Arthur and wife, Deana Kennon, Clay City; sisters, Inza and husband, Arlon James, Winchester, Darlene and husband, Robbie Keeton, Clay City, Janice Pelfrey, Stanton, and Linda and husband, Mark Colson, Statesville, N.C.; grandchildren, Brianna Lynn Hatton, Taylor Paige Kennon, and Baylee Grace Kennon.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 24, at 11 a.m. at Wells Clay City Chapel by Rev. Gary Willoughby with burial in Clairmont Memorial Gardens, Mount Sterling Road, Winchester with military honors.
Pallbearers were Ricky Burris, Johnny Cook, Shade Miller, Jim Pelfrey, Teddy Ray Lacy, and Randy King. Honorary pallbearers were Kevin Lacy, Larry Donald Phillips, Dewayne Kennon, Phillip Hatton Jr., Larry Phillips, Howard Phillips, J B King, Scott Phillips, and Timothy Phillips. Visit guestbook at
Larry Spencer, 50
Larry Spencer, 50, husband of Sandra Fallen Spencer of 8269 Winchester Road, Clay City, died in Decatur, Ind. on Thursday evening, May 20, 2010. Born in Hazard, he was a son of the late Jesse Spencer, Jr. and Jimmie Jean Collins Spencer. He was a US Navy Veteran and he was employed as a truck driver with Prestress Transportation in Lexington. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Ricky Spencer.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Larry Christopher (Destiny) Spencer of Winchester and Chase Fallen of Clay City; one daughter, Jessica (David) Graham of Winchester; three sisters, Retta Spencer, Julie Spencer and Louise (George) Brewer, all of Clay City; and four grandchildren, Danica Kate Spencer, Remington Gauge Graham, David Coleman Nickell and Whitney Martin.
Visitation was Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Hearne Funeral Home, Inc., 125 West College Avenue, Stanton, KY. Funeral services were held by Rev. George Sparks and Rev. Nathan Collins at 1 p.m. Monday, May 24, 2010 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel with burial with military honors at the West Bend Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Elbert Steele, Jesse Spencer, Josh Brewer, Bruce Spencer, James Bills and Keith Barger. Honorary pallbearers were the employees of Prestress Transportation. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com
Tilmon Jones, 75
Tilmon Jones, 75, of Clay City, husband of Betty Jean Rogers Jones for 52 years, died Friday evening, May 21, 2010 at home with family and friends at his side. He was a veteran of the United States Navy where he served his country proudly. He was an avid gardener, and loved the sights and sounds of nature and spent everyday loving our Lord. Born in Hazard, he was a son of the late Floyd and Malvery Jones and he was a retired construction employee of Congleton and Hacker Construction Company. He was preceded in death by his son, Philip Jones and grandson, Joshua Jones.
Survivors include his sons, Steve (Cathy) Jones, Timothy (Deania) Jones, and Michael Jones, all of Clay City, and Terry (Kathy) Jones, Winchester; daughter, Kimberly (Lonnie) Jones Crabtree, Stanton; brother, Grady (Eva) Jones, Clay City; sisters, Bertha Wiseman and Serena King, both of Winchester, Stella Benningfield, Stanton, and Laura Bradshaw, Clay City; grandchildren, Misty (Barry) Bryant, Chrystal Jones, Stephen Jones, William, Brandon and Brad Crabtree, Tammy (Jason) Rogers, Ashley Mullins, Tyler and Emily Justice; and four great-grandchildren, Eligha Bryant, Aerial Jones, Carley and Lane Rogers.
In addition to his parents, son and grandson, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Granville Jones, Burton Jones and Junior Jones; and four sisters, Lola Jones, Edith Jones, Zola Jones and Grace Gunn.
Funeral services officiated by Bro. James Smith and Bro. Anthony Molihan were held at 2 p.m.,. Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, Stanton. Burial with military honors was at Mountain Springs Cemetery, Ravenna.
Pallbearers were Eugene Jones, Doug Rogers, Scottie Johnson, Gary Bradshaw, Kenny Bradshaw and Daryl Wiseman. Honorary pallbearers were Orville Fugate, Tommy Barnes, James Watson, Pauline Watson, Larry Brinegar, Mike Scott, Jim Gilbert, Dickie Gunn, C. D. Jones, Darrell King, Lewis King, Alfred Jones, Grady Jones, Jr., Sammy Hall, Annetta Jones, Faculty of Hospice East and MEPCO Home Health. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome
Zella Shortridge, 86
Zella Berryman Shortridge, 86, Beattyville, died Monday, May 10, 2010. She was born in Estill County on Jan. 12, 1924 to Joseph and Retta Carmichael Berryman and she grew up in Ravenna with three sisters and three brothers. After completing her education, she moved to Winchester where she worked and this is where she was introduced to Earl Kenneth Shortridge who was home on leave from the Navy. They were married on Jan. 15, 1946 and resided in Winchester until the late 1940’s when they moved to Leeco for Earl to take a job at Petroleum Exploration. This is where they would raise their family of six children: Linda, Kenny, Sandy, Marcia, Rhonda and Delma. Zella operated a grocery store for several years there in Leeco, the heart of the oil fields, which served as the local meeting place for lunch for all of the Petroleum Exploration employees as well as a gathering place for good conversation in the small community. After the children were raised, the grocery store closed and Earl and Zella began to do the things they loved: traveling, camping, fishing, and spending time with friends and family. Earl passed away in March of 1987, after suffering from an unfortunate illness. Zella spent the next 23 years enjoying her children, 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She was a member of the unofficial “Golden Girls” that included best friends, Louise Woolery, Zereda Crowe and Elizabeth Fore. These four women traveled and spent many good years together. She was also a very active member of Ravenna Church of God, the church that her mother and father helped build and the church she attended most of her childhood and adult life. She was very passionate about her religious beliefs. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Earl Shortridge, her daughter, Janet Sue, and all of her siblings, Hubert, Roy, Louie Wayne, Eldora, Lorene, and Helen.
Survivors include her children, Linda Ann Rogers (Lanny) of Stanton; Earl Kenneth Shortridge Jr. of Orlando, Fla.; Sandra Lee Helm (Jim) of Ord, Neb.; Marcia Lynn Thomas (Mike) of Beattyville; Rhonda Gail Durbin of Beattyville; and Delma Rose Peercy of Richmond; grandchildren Tony Rogers (Shelly), Melissa Freeman, Daphanie Chapman (Dana), Kevin Rogers (Allyson), Dustin Hon (Brandi), Nicholas Hon, Megan Miller (Brett), Lyndsey Thomas, Corey Thomas, Joshua Stamper (Tara), Kris Durbin, Kenna Durbin, Keith Peercy, and Chad Peercy (Ashley); and great grandchildren Alissa, Kaleigh, Kolby, Kory, Lauren, Ross, Chandler, Dylan R., Wyatt, Lawson, Owen, Shane, Tyler, Dylan S., Kaelin, Tate and Cannon.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 13 at 2 p.m. at the Ravenna Church of God with burial at Kennon Cemetery, Clay City.
Pallbearers were her grandsons Tony, Dustin, Keith, Josh, Kevin, Chad, Kris and Corey.
Shirley Morton, 48
Shirley Jean Morton, 48, wife of Mendell Morton, died Sunday at Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester. She was born Dec. 5, 1961 in Lexington to the late Dillard and Mary Francis Chriswell Crowe. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Betty James.
Survivors include her husband, Mendell Morotn of Winchester; brothers, Jeff Crowe and Tommy Crowe, both of Stanton, Roger Crowe of Georgetown, William Crowe and Kenneth Brown, both of Winchester and Jimmy Crowe of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Madison and Landen.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home, Stanton by Rev. Roger Crowe with burial at Clay City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Donnie Brown, Eric Brown, Nathan Spencer, Greg Morton, Scott Morton and Jeffrey Meadows.