Norman Watson, 68
Norman Russell Watson, 68, Stanton, died Monday morning, June 28, 2010 at his residence. He was born Feb. 20, 1942 in Estill County, the son of Eva (Howell) Watson and the late Lonnie Watson. He had two sisters Linda (Henry) Jones, Stanton, and the late Nona Avalou (Leniel) Rose also of Stanton. Norman met his wife Darlene when he was 15. They were high school sweethearts and were married at Stanton Baptist Church in 1964. He was the son-in-law of Cleeda and the late Orival Wireman of Stanton. Norman graduated from Powell County High school in 1960 and Lexington Community College with an associate’s degree in Business in 1980. He joined the Navy where he served four years on the USS Pocono. He began his service in radio communications and eventually became a cryptographer. He served his country in the elite position of cryptography during the Cuban Missile Crisis. After briefly working for the Clay City Times he became employed with the Lexington Herald Leader where he received their Publisher’s Award “for his outstanding performance” in 1991. He continued to be employed with the Lexington Herald Leader for over 40 years before retiring in 2005 to spend more time with his family. He was a member of the Furnace Church of Christ. Throughout his life Norman had an unsurpassed passion and appreciation for the Red River Gorge; after retiring this passion was fully re-ignited. He found the ruggedness and the natural beauty of the Gorge to be the perfect balance for physically challenging treks and the subsequent quite contemplations of the inner-life. He was ever ready for a hike and camp, whether in the coldest winter or in the heat of July. His enthusiasm for his “off the trail” destinations often led unsuspecting hiking mates to question the sanity as they trudged behind the topo-toting crazy diamond up near vertical climbs and through jungle rich vegetation; but in the end you were always rewarded with great views, great stories and most important time with a great friend.
Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Darlene (Barry) Rose and Rusti-Lea (Cecil) Neal both of Clay City; five grandchildren; Jacey Lennon and Joplin Chad Rice, Kelby Trace Rose, Sara Jane and Gracelyn Darlene Neal.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, Stanton with burial with military honors at the Stanton Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Barry Rose, Cecil Neal, Kenny Rice, Jeffrey Liles, Joplin Rice, Bernard Wiremen and Randall Wireman. Honorary pallbearers were Danny Rose, Ron Garrison, Leniel Rose, Henry Jones, David Jones, Josh and Tara Dixon, Andrew Thompson, Michael Hays, James Townsend, Tony Neal, Rankin and Ruthie Skinner, Rose Childers, Steve Thorpe, Sharon Akers, Annette Billings, Ray Rogers, Jerry and Jewell Rose, Carolyn and Goat Rice, Kevin Hall, David Stone, Irfan Rashid, Wayne Everman, Virginia Reed and the staff of Hospice East.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice East. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.
Mabel Thomas, 75
Mabel L. Thomas, 75, died after a long illness. She was in the care of Hospice of the Comforter and Conway Lakes Nursing Home. Her love was for children and youth. She taught many years in Christian schools, Azalea Park Baptist School and Dover Shores Baptist. She worked for First Federal Savings, Orlando, for several years. Mabel loved being a greeter at Faith Assembly Church. She could be very humorous, even in her last days.
Survivors include her husband, Robert J. Thomas, Emeritus of Ocala; son, Dr. Bill (Nancy) McCallister of Winter Park; daughter, Donna Sadler of Lake Mary; sister, Pearl Gammage (Bo) Johnson of Orlando; brother, James Congleton, Stanton; grandchildren, Matthew (Penny), Jason (Sara) David, Justin, Tyler and Seth; great grandchildren, Austin and Hunter; stepson, Robert Thomas; stepdaughter, Linda Russek; many friends, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Dover Shores Baptist Church, 551 Gaston Foster Rd., on Monday, June 14, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. with Dr. James Fortinberry of Dover Shores Baptist Church and Pastor Carl Stephens of Faith Assembly Church officiating with burial at Chapel Hill Cemetery.
Linda Wells, 66
Linda Patrick Wells, 66, wife of Ralph A. Wells, 300 8th Avenue, Clay City, died Thursday, June 24, 2010 at her residence. Born in Powell County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Ruby Abney Patrick and a former employee of Curlee Clothing Company. Linda and her husband, Ralph are the owners of Tri-Star Pool Construction. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Patrick Scott. Survivors include her husband, Ralph Wells; her daughter, Debra Ann (James) Phipps; her brother, David R. (Mary Elizabeth) Patrick; her sisters: Brenda Patrick and Edna Manis; her grandchildren, James A. Phipps and Heather S. Phipps; her great grandchildren, Zaidyn Anthony Howard Phipps and Crimson Mary Alexas Coy, all of Clay City; and several very special nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 2010 by Rev. David Bowen at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, Stanton with burial at the Patrick Cemetery, Clay City.
Pallbearers were Tim Anderson, Todd Thacker, Ron Allen, Jesse Knox, Ronald Patrick, Eric Rogers and David Strange.
Honorary pallbearers were Rodney Barnes, David Patrick, John Snenindger, Ray Caskey, Herb Knox, Chris Baber, Tommy Baber, James Hall, Anthony Hawkins, Dwane Scott, Doug Adams, Tri-Star Pool employees and the staff of Hospice East. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com
Ronald Glover, 55
Ronald Allen Glover, age 55, of 375 Kiddville Road, Winchester, died Friday morning, June 25, 2010 at his residence. Born in Montgomery County, he was the son of the late Burl Ray Glover and Peggy Cline Glover. He was a graduate of George Rogers Clark High School, a member of Kiddville Baptist Church and the owner of Glover Excavating. Survivors include his wife, Darlene Snowden Glover; his mother, Peggy Cline Glover, both of Winchester; one daughter, Melissa Glover of Stanton; one sister, Debbie (Randy) Dennis of Mt. Sterling; and by three grandchildren, Brittany Fallen, Alyssa Seale and Tyler Seale.
Funeral services by Rev. Jimmy Clark, Bro. Sheryl Thomas and Rev. Eugene Hampton were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Hearne Funeral Home, Inc., Stanton with burial at the West Bend Cemetery, Clay City.
Pallbearers were Wendell Willoughby, Tommy Parson, Randy Dennis, Richard Crouch, John Tyra and Tommy Pasley. Honorary pallbearers were Missy Glover, Brittany Fallen, Alyssa Seale, Tyler Seale, Jerry Knox, Larry Gabbard, Alvan Graham, Kenneth Hisle, Cliff Meadows, Drew Graham, David Ware, Ray Gabbard and Jackie Oakley.
Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com