11-17 Obituaries

Mary L. Adams, 72
Mary Lou Adams, 72, of 460 East College Avenue, Stanton, passed away at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Friday night, Nov. 11.  Born in Beattyville, she was the daughter of the late John and Phyllis Jean Green Murray and she was the associate pastor of Harvestime Assembly.  She was a teacher for 27 years with the Powell County Board of Education, an ordained minister with The House of Prayer Ministries and she was a co-founder and Dean of the current Peniel Bible School of Ministries in Stanton.
Surviving relatives are her husband, Dr. Maurice Adams; four sons:  John (Dorrita) Graston, Scott Cornett and Joseph (Mellanie) Cornett all of Clay City, and Paul (Pam) Cornett of Lexington; seven step children:  Mary Shepherd, Steve Adams, Doug Adams, Don Adams, Roy Adams, Rhonda Payne and Kaye Rice; 17 step grandchildren; 10 great step grandchildren; four grandchildren:  Joshua Graston, Sarah Cornett, Alex Shuler, Jordan Shuler and one honorary grandchild, Kayla Ruiz; one brother, Bob (Patricia) Murray of Orlando, FL; three sisters:  Carolyn (Paul) Falin, Corbin, Emily (Don) Meadors, Williamsburg,  and Patty Jo Riley of Stanton; six nieces and nephews:  Cindy Taylor, Lee Murray, Todd Murray, Jeff Meadors, Phillip Riley and Jana Riley and eight great nieces and nephews:  Stephanie Taylor, Kyle Taylor, Autumn Murray, Hunter Murray, Breanne Murray, Rachel Meadors, Emily Meadors and Amber Meadors.
Funeral services were officiated by Rev. Ronnie  Johns, Rev. Tony Story and Rev. Maurice Adams and was held on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Harvestime Assembly in Stanton.  Interment was in Stanton Cemetery with Phillip Riley, Dallas Dixon, Jeff Meadors, Todd Murray, Steve Adams and Stephen Adams having served as pallbearers.                                                                                        Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.  www.hearnefuneralhome.com

Darrell Belcher, 57
Darrell Dwayne Belcher, 57, of Stanton passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 at his residence.  He was a retired truck driver.  He was preceded in death by his wife Vondarene Belcher and is survived by one daughter Christina Elkins (Bruce) of Stanton.
Graveside services were held Sunday, Nov. 13 at the West Bend Cemetery with Bro Roger Barnett officiating the service.  Pallbearers were Bruce Elkins, Travis Elkins, Ricky Hibbs, Dennis Adams, Trent Faulkner, Kohl Faulkner, and Charles Faulkner.  Services were conducted by Grayson Funeral Home in Clay City.

Betty J. Jones, 77
Betty Jean Rogers Jones, 77, widow of Tilmon “Tim” Jones, of Clay City, passed away Saturday morning, Nov. 5, 2011 at Clark Regional Medical Center with family and friends at her side.  Born May 6, 1934 at Furnace, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Mable Watson Rogers.  Betty was a homemaker, loving wife and a compassionate caring mother.  Touching lives of everyone she knew will be a living testimony which will carry on.  She loved springtime and the mushroom hunting that came along with it.  During the fall ginseng hunting was her ultimate satisfaction.  Gospel music and preaching of the word was first in her life.  She loved our Lord and served Him daily.
In addition to her husband and parents Betty was also preceded in death by one son, Philip Jones and grandson, Joshua Jones; one brother, Wayne Rogers and two sisters, Sherry Rogers McIntosh and Marjorie Rogers Shaffer.
Surviving relatives are four sons:  Steve (Cathy) Jones of Clay City, Timothy (Deania) Jones of Clay City, Terry (Kathy) Jones of Winchester, and Michael Jones of Clay City; one daughter, Kimberly (Lonnie) Jones Crabtree of Stanton, KY; two brothers, John W. “Sonny” (Wandalene) Rogers of Furnace and Jearl (Bonnie) Arthur of Winchester; one sister, Ann (James) Johnson of Furnace; grandchildren:  Misty (Barry) Bryant, Christy Jones, Stephen Jones, William, Brandon and Brad Crabtree, Tammy (Jason) Rogers, Ashley Mullins, Tyler and Emily Justice; great grandchildren:  Eligha Bryant, Aerial Jones, Carley and Lane Rogers and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services was officiated by Rev. Anthony Molihan on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, Stanton, KY.  Interment followed in the Mountain Springs Cemetery alongside her husband, Tilmon Jones.  Active pallbearers were Tommy Barnes, Orville Fugate, Clifford Wayman, Eddie Barrett, Larry Brinegar and James Watson.  Honorary pallbearers were nieces and nephews, Sammy Hall, Gary and Gale Bradshaw, Joe and Brenda Angel, Dr. Santos, Dicky Gunn, Mable Randall, Debbie Wiseman, Geraldine Puckett, Bro. Donnie Fugate, Annetta “Cookie” Wayman, Paula Watson, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Karen S. Knox, 53
Karen Sue Knox, 53, of 714 Princeton Drive, Winchester, passed away on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 in the burn unit at U. K. Medical Center, Lexington.  She had been severely burned in the explosion and fire at her father’s residence on Paint Creek Road, Stanton, on Sept. 22, 2011.
Born in Campton, she was the daughter of the late Stanley Arnold and Leona Creech Roberts.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Paris, and a former Vice President of First Southern National Bank.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Roberts.
Surviving relatives are her husband, Danny Knox; two sons:  Dr. Brian Daniel Knox of Tampa, FL and Corey Douglas Knox of Winchester; one stepdaughter, Christy Lynn Knox of Stanton; two brothers:  Stanley Wayne (Rose) Roberts of Benson, AZ and Steven Arnold (Jeannette) Roberts of Carthage, MS; two sisters:  Theresa (Kenny) Riffe of Clay City and Jennifer (Joe) Sykes of Paris, and two grandchildren:  Robert Michael Knox and Bradley Jacob Whitt.  Her funeral was officiated by Bro. Gary Ellcessor and was held on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, Stanton.  Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Stanton, with Brian Knox, Corey Knox, Robbie Knox, Jake Whitt, Wayne Roberts, Steve Roberts, Bricklyn Centers and Anthony Knox having served as her active pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers were Kenny Riffe, Joe Sykes, Ronnie Knox, Jesse Roberts and Dean Roberts.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.  www.hearnefuneralhome.com

Virginia Schrum, 82
Virginia Pauline Schrum, 82, 132 Holliday Hills, widow of John Schrum, passed away Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at her home. She was born March 6, 1929 in Perry County to the late Bury and Birdie Spurlock Lay.
Survivors include her sons, Randy Ritchie and Shawn Schrum, both of Clay City; daughters, Claudette Church, Clay City and Sheila Hosler, Alabama; brother, Charles Lay, Dundee, Michigan; sisters, Edna Begley and Lorene Holbrook, Dundee, Michigan; grandchildren, Charles Little, Ronnie Little, Josh Ritchie, Jonas Ritchie, Jordan Ritchie, Jay Ritchie, Aaron Hosler, Linda Little, Shelly Milky, Tonya Hosler, and Virginia Hosler; several great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Monday, Nov. 14, at Wells Funeral Home, Stanton by Rev. Dale Payne. Burial was in Goodwin Cemetery, Clay City with Charles Little, Ronnie Little, Sam Vanover, Elihu Shepherd, Carson Church, and Rick Poe serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were: Members of Mountain Parkway Church of God, Hospice East employees, Johnny Goodwin, Randy Goodwin, Billy Joe Goodwin, and Bob Pettit.  www.wellsfh.com

Donnie D. Thurman, 62
Donnie Darrell Thurman, 62, of Clay City, passed away on Nov. 12, 2011 at his residence with his loving wife and daughter at his side along with a special angel, Paula.  Donnie was a Vietnam Veteran and was retired from the Bluegrass Army Depot in Richmond.  He was a proud member of the West Bend First Church of God.
He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Kathy Stevenson Thurman; his beautiful loving daughter, Heather SuzAnne Thurman and by his mother, Lorene Williams Matson of Newark, OH.  He has four sisters:  Kathy (Terry) Stamper of Winchester, Jean Parke of Richmond, Sandy Wright of Newark, OH and Wilma Thurman; three brothers:  Bill (Linda) Thurman of Oklahoma, John (Bonita) Thurman of Leitchfield and Dave Matson of Texas; one sister-in-law, Shirley Ann Kirk of Winchester; three brothers-in-law:  Paul (Janet) Stevenson of Athens, Alabama, Danny (Loretta) Stevenson of Mt. Sterling and Tom (Sharlene) Stevenson of Stanton as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Some very special family friends include Paula Watson, Loretta Glisson, Shirley and Sonya Morguson, Angela Thurman Bradley, Michael Anderson, Kimberly Raisor Brown and four very special god-children:  Cecily Snowden, Allison and Emily Watson and Benjamin Watson.
He was preceded in death by his father and step-mother, Robert and Margaret Feltner Thurman; step-father, Jack Matson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Daddy Bill and Thelma Estes Stevenson; three brothers:  Gary Wayne and Robert Thurman, Jr. and Dale Matson and baby sister, Bobbie Gale Thurman.  Funeral services officiated by Bro. James Harold Combs, Bro. James Clark and Bro. Doyle Thomas and will held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at West Bend First Church of God.
Burial with military honors will be in the West Bend Cemetery.  Active pallbearers are John Thurman, Bill Thurman, Leon Lamb, Joe Stevenson, Josh Stevenson and Seth Turner.  Honorary pallbearers are his family at the West Bend First Church of God, Stacy Spencer, Lloyd Watson, Larry Bowman, David Watson, Bob Mays, Paul and Jewell Abbott and Melvin Burgher.  Donations are appreciated to Hospice East or the West Bend First Church of God Building Fund.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.  www.hearnefuneralhome.com.