Elissa Abshear, 24
Elissa Abshear, 24, of 639 Irvine Road, Clay City, passed away due to injuries received in an automobile accident. She was an employee of KDMK in Mt. Sterling.
She is survived by her children, Memphis and Madison, mother Sheldon Haggard, father Terry Abshear, brothers Roy (Robin) Abshear, and Terry Abshear II, sisters, Rebecca Abshear and Angela (Thomas) Bowling, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Wells Clay City Chapel with Bro. Marion Brewer officiating. wellsfh.com
Shelby V. Coomer, 78
Shelby Vernon Coomer, 78, husband of Dorothy Roberts Coomer of Hardwicks Creek Road, Clay City, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2012 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born in Breathitt County, he was the son of the late Willie and Lillie Deaton Coomer and he was a U. S. Army veteran. Vernon was a retired electrician with Sylvania and he was a member of Morris Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Stanton.
Surviving relatives are his wife, Dorothy Roberts Coomer; two sons: Dennis Coomer of Mt. Sterling and Paul Edward (Michelle) Brewer of Battle Creek, MI; six daughters: Anita (Baikuntha) Sharma of Lexington, Vondra (Kim G.) Rose, Edith Elaine (Garry) Cole and Sharon K. (Harvey K.) Brewer all of Clay City, Kathy Smith of Stanton and Lenora (Donald) Spray of Mt. Sterling; two sisters: Elsie J. (Clayton) Montgomery of Cincinnati, OH and Oneida (Keith) Langdon of Mason, OH; 17 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services officiated by Rev. Kevin Chaney and Rev. Kim Rose were held on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, 125 West College Avenue, Stanton. Burial with military honors was at Resthaven Cemetery, Morris Creek Road, Stanton.
Active pallbearers were Jason Estes, Michael Estes, Benjamin Rose, Clint Rose, Shannon Burton, Joseph Coomer, Eric Coomer, Dennis Coomer, II, Brandon Smith and Neal Sharma. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Ray Estes, Bill Gilbert, Harry Rose, Tommy Dotson, Mike Martin, Garry Cole, Clayton Montgomery, brothers and brothers-in-law of the Roberts family. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com
Ryan M. Goodwin, 13
Ryan Maxwell Goodwin, 13, of Main Street, Clay City, passed away at home on Thursday, March 22, 2012 following a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. Born in Winchester, he was the son of Ronnie G. Goodwin and Krista Haddix Trimble of Clay City. Ryan had graduated from Stanton Elementary and was a student at Powell County Middle School. He was also a proud member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Joe C. Rogers and by his maternal aunt, Carmen Haddix.
Other surviving relatives are two sisters, Tiffani Goodwin of Winchester and Carmen Goodwin of Clay City; maternal grandmother, Anna Marie Rogers of Clay City; paternal grandparents, Kathleen and her husband Billy Horn of Mt. Sterling and Robert Goodwin of Clay City; one maternal aunt and guardian, Ida and her husband James Baker of Clay City; one paternal aunt, Stephanie Haizer of Mt. Sterling; one maternal uncle, John and his wife Carol Haddix of Winchester and eight cousins: Emily Baker, Alexa Baker, Lee Tipton, Sarah Bledsoe, Jakobe Howard, Chelsea Haddix, Shannah Coldiron and Jonathan Adams.
Funeral services officiated by Bro. Greg Webb, Bro. Gary Willoughby and Bro. Ron Pelfrey were held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, 125 West College Avenue in Stanton. Interment followed in the Goodwin Cemetery, Clay City with Jeff Potts, Mark Barnett, Mark McClure, Ron Pelfrey, Danny Dennis and Kevin Johnston serving as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the memorial and benefit fund for Ryan Goodwin at any Whitaker Bank. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com.
Minnie Harrison, 90
Minnie Thelma Harrison, 90, beloved wife of the late John Duncan Harrison, left her earthly body for her heavenly homecoming on Sunday, March 25, 2012. She was at her home surrounded by loved ones at the time of her passing. She was born Oct. 8, 1921 in Powell County to the late Margaret Morton Caudill Bruen and Archibald Caudill. Due to the untimely death of her father, Jesse Bruen assumed the role of her adoring step-father and later grandfather to John D. and Minnie’s children, daughters Patricia Ann Powers-Carl Lexington, and Nancy Jo Sparks-Milward, Winchester and son, John Dwight Harrison, Winchester.
In addition to her children, Minnie is survived by seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, special nephew, William F. Harrison, Jr., and special niece, Rose Mary Morton Page.
Ms. Minnie, as she was affectionately called by many, worked for several decades at her mother’s restaurant, Bruen’s, home of the famous Bruen’s chili-dogs and homemade pies. Along with working at Bruen’s, she was active in service to her Lord, Jesus Christ, for all of her life in various capacities first at Stanton Baptist Church and later as a charter member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Stanton. Numerous children were blessed to have Ms. Minnie as a Sunday School teacher. She also spent many years working with the Women’s Missionary Union. Both John D. and Minnie’s lives were a living testament to furthering the kingdom of God, not the least of which was mentoring their grandchildren and great-grandchildren and faithfully praying blessings over their lives.
Believing that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, a celebration of her life was held on Wednesday, March 28 at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Joseph and Rev. Greg Webb leading the service. Arrangements by Well’s Funeral Home, Stanton.
Active pallbearers were Chad Powers, Jeff Brewer, David Thorpe, Martin Harrison, Brad Bigelow, Tavis Pollock, John Anthony Harrison. Honorary Pallbearers were Dr. Charles Noss, Fred and Polly Tuttle, George Drake, William Harrison, Rick Page, Robert Milward, William Carl, Kathy Dudleson, and Jean Derickson.
Memorial gift suggested to: Emmanuel Baptist Church, P.O. Box 910, Stanton, KY 40380 or Hospice East, P.O. Box 1209, Stanton, KY 40380. Guestbook at Legacy.com.