12-23 Obituaries

Thursday, December 23, 2010
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Marcus Banks, 62
Marcus “Putter” Banks, 62 of Stanton, died on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010. He was born on Feb. 28, 1948 in Wolfe County. He was former volunteer fireman for the Stanton Fire Department.
He is survived by his special partner, Joanna Campbell;  sons, Marcus Lynn banks, Gregory Wayne Banks, Michael Shannon Banks, Dalton Pierce and Eric Dewayne Campbell; his daughter Lois Ann Campbell; brothers, Oscar Banks and Randall Banks; and  his sisters, Orenda Hale, Nell Banks and Betty Faye Watkins.
His funeral service was officiated by Rev. Garland Lacy and was held on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Wells Funeral Home in Stanton. Burial followed in the Banks Family Cemetery in Campton.

Teddie W. Combs, 79
Teddie Wilburn Combs, 79, 173 Tenth Street, Clay City, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010.  He was born April 23, 1931 in Perry County to the late James and Della Caldwell Combs.  He was a retired roofer.
Survivors include his sons, James H. Combs, Ronnie Lee Combs, and Donald Ray Combs; daughter, Mary Kathryn; and sisters, Nannie Willoughby and Katherine Pittman.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sons, Teddy Willburn Combs Jr., and Jackie Lynn Combs.
Services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Wells Clay City Chapel. Burial followed in Clay City-Eaton Cemetery with Jimmy Combs, Ryan Smith, Danny Combs, Ronnie Lee Combs, Teddy Combs, Chad Shepherd, Tony Rice, and Gary Rice serving as pallbearers.

Ernest Creech, 56
Ernest Dean Creech, 56, of Clay City,  died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at his residence.  Born in Montgomery County, he was the son of the late Hoie and Geraldine Davis Creech.  Ernest was a former employee of Leggett & Platt in Winchester and he currently attended The Full Gospel Lighthouse in Clay City.  In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his sister Edna Jean Rose and nephew Timothy Truesdell.
Surviving relatives are one brother, Arnold (Essie) Creech of Montgomery County; four sisters, Christine (Donald) Willoughby of Stanford, Kathlene Truesdell of Means , Wanda Templin of Maryville, Tennessee and Darlene (Joseph) Rose.  Two sons, Matthew (Jessica) Creech and Jerry Creech; four daughters, Melissa (Donald) Huntsberger, Whitney, Olivia and Ashley Creech, along with their mother Ella Creech.  Four grandchildren, Jeremiah and Conner Creech, Gabriella Huntsberger and Gabriel Creech.
His funeral service was officiated by Bro. Paul W. Day and was held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec.  15, 2010 at the Full Gospel Lighhouse in Clay City.  Interment followed in the Little Slate Cemetery in Hope, Kentucky with Donald Ray Willoughby, Raymond Rogers, Tony Templin, Sammy Templin, Greg Creech and J.C. Rose serving as his active pallbearers.  Honorary Pallbearers were his Co-Workers of Leggett & Platt and the members of The Full Gospel Lighthouse.  Arrangements were handled by Wells Funeral Home.

Jerry D. Delaney, 56
Jerry Dale Delaney, 56, 79 Fourth Avenue, Clay City, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010.  He was born Oct. 15, 1954 in Perry County to Burnis Rice and the late Gertrude Delaney Warner.  He was an Army Veteran.
Survivors include his daughter, Wendy Stacy; father, Burnis Rice; brothers, Gary Rice, Tony Rice, Billy Rice, and Fred Delaney; sisters, Susie Combs, Eileen Pike, Emma Sue Caudill, Tiny Stacy, Toyna Shepherd, and Vicky Delaney.
Services were held on Friday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. at Wells Clay City Chapel by Rev. M.C. Rice.

Geneva L. Halsey, 71
Geneva Linn Halsey, 71, of Trenton, Ohio died Wednesday morning, Dec. 15, 2010 at her home.  She was born April 1, 1939 in Bowen, the daughter of Issac Holt Friend and Nell (Darrell) Friend.  Geneva worked in the Family businesses of Warren County Lumber and a former family business, Halsey-Myers.
She is survived by three sons, Marvin Clay (Karen) Halsey, Jr. of Trenton, Ohio,  Michael Dale (Sharon) Halsey of Madison, Tennessee, Mark Christopher (Shawna) Halsey of Trenton; 12 grandchildren, Damon, Lindsey, Brian, Becki, Travis, Valerie, Brett, Bethany, Jadyn, Chloe, Seth, Brock; eight great grandchildren, Ashton, Katie, Maddy, Luke, Kaileigh, Bryson, Lincoln, Emma; one sister, Joan Miller; and one brother, Orville Friend.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin C. Halsey, Sr. in 1989, and one brother, Lawrence Friend.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 12 p.m. with Reverend Gary Willoughby and Pastor Lawrence Bishop officiating.  Burial was at the Woodside Cemetery.

Dora J. Helton, 52
Dora J. Helton, 52, 345 Nada Tunnel Road, Slade, died Friday, Dec. 10 at her home.  She was born Dec. 9, 1958 to the late Walter and Basheba Conway Ringo.  She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her son, Shawn Helton; daughters, Crystal, Helton, Felicia Creech, Connie Clemmons, Charlene Helton, and Sherrie Helton; brother, Joe Short; and seven grandchildren.  Services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home, Stanton by Bro. Jim Smith.  Burial followed in Helton Cemetery with Josh Campbell, Andy Clemmons, Jason Campbell, Jamie Phipps, J.D. King, and Donald Phipps.  Honorary pallbearers were  Shawn Helton and Joe Short.

Barry R. Jones, 32
Barry Robert Jones, 32, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 at 317 Washington Street, Stanton.  Born in Lexington, he was the son of Donald Jones and Connie Centers Townsend of Stanton.  He is also survived by one brother, Travis Jones of Hagerstown, Maryland and by two sisters:  Donna Avila and Dora Grace Jones both of Hagerstown, Maryland.
His funeral service was officiated by Rev. Marion Brewer and was held at 12 p.m. on Wedesday, Dec. 8, 2010 at  Hearne Funeral Home, Inc., Stanton.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

Charles E. Maggard, 42
Charles Earl Maggard, 42, of 400 Jerrica Leigh Lane, Stanton, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 at his residence.  Born in Hazard, he was the son of Carol Fugate Maggard and the late Jimmy Maggard and he was a carpenter.
Surviving relatives are his son, Brandon Jackson Maggard of Florida; his daughter, Kelsey Maggard of Pine Ridge; his mother, Carol Maggard of Stanton; his brother, Robert Baker of Georgetown; three sisters:  Shannon Lawson of Frenchburg, Kori Maggard and Crystal Maggard both of Beaver Dam, and by one nephew, Justin Lawson.
His  funeral services were officiated by Bro. Greg Rogers and were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, Stanton.  Interment followed in the Stanton Cemetery, Main Street, Stanton, with Justin Lawson, Tony Hunt, Clifford Hensley, Dennis Bennett, Brian Toler, Greg Reed, Frank Mainess and J. D. Townsend having served as his active pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers were Jerry and Linda Sullivan, Rodney and Mary Crowe, Alma Jean Centers, June Strange, Glen Townsend and the late Marcus “Puder” Banks.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.  www.hearnefuneralhome.com

Brody Zane Miller
Brody Zane Miller, son of David and Kristie Miller of 215 Delmar Lane, Stanton, was stillborn at Clark Regional Medical Center on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010. In addition to his parents he is also survived by one brother, David Andrew Miller; by his paternal grandmother, Susan Miller wife of the late David Miller of Clay City; and by his maternal grandparents, Eddie D. (Ninna) Back and Bonnie (Glen) Crabtree of Stanton. Graveside service was officiated by Rev. Phillip Pogue and held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 in Stonegate Cemetery, Stanton.
Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.  www.hearnefuneralhome.com

Jeffrey Patrick, 39
Jeffrey Carter Patrick, 39, of 372 11th Street, Clay City, died Dec. 17, 2010 at his residence.  Born in Clark County, he was a son of Ralph and Ruby Johnson Patrick.
Surviving relatives are his parents, Ralph and Ruby Patrick; his paternal grandmother, Ruth Patrick, widow of the late Bascum Patrick and his brother, Ralph Darrin Patrick all of Clay City, along with his aunt, Imogene Devary and his uncles, Marcus Johnson and Earl Johnson.
His funeral service was officiated by Rev. Kim Rose and was held at 1p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton.  Interment followed in the Clay City-Eaton Cemetery, Clay City, with Cody Meadows, Brian Shoemaker, Barry Rose, Brandon Howard, Harry Fiefhaus, Gary Morton, Chris McKinney and Shannon Bloom having served as his active pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers were Herman Devary, Al Campbell, Jimmy Caudill, Heath Neal, Wayne Fortney, Bobby Patrick and Ashley Kirk.   Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.  www.hearnefuneralhome.com

Charles W. Smith, 47
Charles Wayne Smith, age 47, of 339 Forge Mill Road, Clay City, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 at 1327 East College Avenue in Stanton.  Born in Mt. Sterling, he was a son of the late Charles Ray Smith and Susie Barnett Smith.  He was a member of Powells Valley Baptist Church and the winner of many Kentucky fish and wildlife awards.  He had won the Master Angler Award and he was an avid deer hunter.
Surviving relatives are his son, Jonathan Allen Smith; his mother, Susie Barnett Smith; special friend, Cynthia Puckett and one brother, Anthony Ray (Chelsea) Smith all of Clay City; two sisters:  Pam (Tommy) Barnes of Clay City, and Sherry (Dale, Jr.) Anderson of Stanton; two grandchildren, Adrian Allen and Tyler Wayne Smith; four nieces, two nephews and one great nephew.
His funeral service was officiated by Rev. Gary Willoughby and Rev. Marion Brewer and was held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 at Hearne Funeral Home, Inc., Stanton.  Interment followed in the Clay City-Eaton Cemetery, Clay City.  Active pallbearers were Mark Miller, Niko Stokley, Jesse Hale, Morgan Anderson, Tommy Barnes and Dale Anderson, Jr.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.  www.hearnefuneralhome.com

James L. Smith, 49
James Lawson Smith, age 49, of Raes Creek Court, Georgetown, died Dec. 17, 2010 at his residence.  Born in Bellaire, Ohio he was a son of the late Gardie and Bonnie Lou Burris Smith and he was a member of Bowen First Church of God.  Jim was a ground tech with Delta Natural Gas Co., Inc. and he was a former member of the Powell County Lions Club.
He is survived by his wife, Laura Reagan Smith of Georgetown; one son, James Owen (Audrey) Smith of Jeffersonville; one daughter, Morgan Leanne Smith of Stanton, and by one grandson, Tucker Owen Smith.
His funeral service was officiated by Rev. David Bowden and Rev. Anthony Molihan and was held at 12 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, Stanton.  Interment followed in the Stonegate Cemetery, Stanton, with Dave Nash, Keith Hall, James Pasley Jr., James Owen Smith, Larry Cox and Wallace Marcum having served as his active pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Rose “J. R.” Berry, Shade Miller and Rob Miller.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.  www.hearnefuneralhome.com

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