John Morgan Centers, 87
John Morgan Centers, 87, of 4597 McCormick Road, Mt. Sterling, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 at the V A Medical Center in Lexington. Born in Breathitt County, he was a son of the late Taylor and Annie Hatton Centers. He was a World War II veteran of the US Air Force and a retired building contractor.
He is survived by his wife, Ellis D. Elkins Centers, three sons: John Michael (Samantha) Centers, Jeffersonville, Mark David (Deanaray) Centers and William Joseph Centers both of Mt. Sterling; three daughters: Janet (Rodney) Young, Frenchburg, Virginia (Allen) Lemaster and Ruth Ann (Floyd, Jr.) Ballard both of Mt. Sterling; one brother, Eugene Centers of Lake City, FL; 13 grandchildren: Rose Tallarigo, Clarence Franklin Claypoole, Morgan Lemaster, Shawn Lemaster, Joseph Ballard, Brian Ballard, April Manning, Amie Eddenfield, John Michael Centers, II, Zachary Centers, Joshua Centers, Crystal Johnson and Michael Centers and 22 great grandchildren. Funeral services officiated by Rev. Marion Brewer were held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009 at the Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, 125 West College Avenue, Stanton.
Burial with military honors was in the Resthaven Cemetery, Stanton. Active pallbearers were Michael Centers, Clarence Claypoole, Brian Ballard, Danny Centers, Morgan Lemaster, Shawn Lemaster, Branden Tallarigo, Tony Tallarigo, Steve Centers and Barry Centers. Honorary pallbearers were Rose Tallarigo, Joseph Ballard, April Manning, Amie Eddenfield, John Michael Centers, II, Zachary Centers, Joshua Centers, Crystal Johnson, Cass Lane, Daniel Morrison, Bobby Amburgey and Opal Smallwood. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com
Regena Faye Lucas, 82
Regena Faye Lucas, 82, 9228 Winchester Rd., widow of William Talmage Lucas, died Tuesday at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. She was born Aug. 17, 1927 in Estill County to the late Alva and Nettie Patton Puckett. She was a homemaker and a member of the West Bend First Church of God for 46 years.
Survivors include her son, Larry Lucas and Sherry Childers, Stanton; daughter, Linda and husband, Hager Hollon, Lawrenceburg; brother, Orville Puckett, Covington; sisters, Delores Gross, Winchester; grandchildren, Allison and husband, Lt. Col. David Gossett and William Talmage Lucas; step-grandchild, Mitchell McIntire; great-grandchild, Allison Grace “Gigi” Gossett.
The funeral services were held on Friday, Sept. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Wells Clay City Chapel. Burial was in Powells Valley Cemetery, Clay City.
Pallbearers who served were: Darnell Fletcher, Hager Hollon, Lt. Col. David Gossett, Bruce Davis, Will Lucas, and Mitchell McIntire. Honorary pallbearers who served were: Russell Ware, Larry Brandenburg, Ray Warford, Ralph Gaylord, Wayne Gaylord, and Barry Moore.
Elery “Cissy” Snowden , 43
Elery “Cissy” Snowden, 43, wife of Franklin P. Snowden, Jr. of 284 Forge Mill Road, Clay City, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 at Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mountain Parkway Church of God.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children: Brittany Michelle Snowden and Joshua Paul Snowden both of Clay City; her mother, Betty Jordan Lawson; her stepfather, William Shuler; two brothers: Elwood Walters and Ricky Shuler both of Clay City; and three sisters: Lisa (Phillip) Riddell of Estill County, Vickie (Matt) Bush and Suzie (Donald) Hatton both of Clay City.
Funeral services officiated by Brother Dale Payne and Brother Franklin Sparks were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009 at the Mountain Parkway Church of God, 30 Adams Ridge Road, Clay City, with burial following in the Jordan Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Jonas Childers, Justin Jordan, Brandon Riddell, Bradley Riddell, Sammy Faulkner, Thomas Rogers, Mark Jordan and Jeff Jordan. Honorary pallbearers were the members of Mountain Parkway Church of God. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, 125 West College Avenue, Stanton, KY. www.hearnefuneralhome.com