Obituaries for June 7, 2012
David Jewell, 62
David Jewell, 62, of Stanton, formerly of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Hospice Care Facility at St. Joseph Hospital, in Lexington.
He was born on Sept. 21, 1949, in Richmond to Fannie Jackson Jewell and the late Homer Jewell. He was a retired employee of Sanmina – SCI of Stanton and a proud Kentucky Colonel. David was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed golfing and was of the Christian faith. He was a devoted husband and father and loved his grandchildren beyond measure.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Melvina Jewell, with whom he shared a daughter, Melanie Napier (Michael) of Richmond. He is also survived by his wife, Opal Jean King Jewell, with whom he shared another daughter, Leslie Hughes (Joseph) of Mt. Sterling; and four grandchildren, Clayton Napier, Brody Napier, Jay Hughes and Alexa Hughes.
Other survivors include his sister, Bettie May (Gene) of Berea and two step children, Charlie King and Hazel R. Pinks.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, Richmond, with Bro. Johnny King and Bro. Vincent Carman officiating.
Burial was in the Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, on Harrodsburg Road, near Lexington. Pallbearers were Joe Hughes, Michael Napier, Charlie King, Gene May, Johnny Yates and James King. Condolences may be expressed at www.orpfh.com .
Soney Pitts, 81
Soney Pitts, 81, of 2884 Snow Creek Road Clay City, passed away Saturday June 2, 2012 at the Clark Regional Medical Center. He was a farmer.
Survivors include one sister, Alpha Pitts Wells of Frenchburg; one brother, Harlan Pitts of Stanton, as well as a host of nieces and nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents Joel Suel and Alafair Hatton Pitts, his wife, Sylvia Snowden Pitts as well as three brothers, Ray Pitts, Roy Pitts and Oliver Pitts.
Services were held Tuesday June 5, 2012 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Clay City – Eaton Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Grayson Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of services.
Gloria Shepherd, 70
Gloria Jean Seifrit Shepherd, 70, of Shiloh Drive, Clay City, died Monday, May 28, 2012 at her residence. Born on November 25, 1941 in Hartford, CT she was a daughter of the late John A. Seifrit, Sr. and the late Lucia A. Sonnen Seifrit. Gloria was married to her husband, Paul Shepherd, Sr. on March 24, 1962 at the Assembly of God Church in Burlington, NJ by Rev. Joseph Sutera. She was a homemaker and a member of Stanton First Church of God. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, John A. Seifrit, Jr.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Paul Shepherd, Sr.; two sons, Paul Shepherd, Jr. and his wife, Rosanne of Duluth, GA and Robert C. Shepherd and his wife, Sheila of Stanton; four daughters, Patricia (James) Kerr, Kathryn Hampton and Sandra Shepherd all of Lexington and Lori Lynn Boykin of Alpharetta, GA; one brother, Donald Paul Seifrit, Bridgeton, NJ; two sisters, Patricia Mosley, Bridgeton, NJ and Mary Louise Seifrit, Cheyenne, WY; 11 grandchildren, Kristi (Jarett) Gregory, Jennifer, Madison and Nicholas Jourdan, Ryan, Aaron and Ethan Moore, Daniel and Matthew Shepherd, Andrew and Jessica Hampton; two step grandchildren, Sasha and Timothy Patton and two great grandchildren, Jaxson and Joston Gregory.
Funeral services officiated by Rev. Anthony Molihan with eulogy by Kristi Gregory were held on Friday, June 1, 2012 at Stanton First Church of God, Stanton, with burial in Stonegate Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Paul Shepherd, Jr., Nick Jourdan, Ryan Moore, Aaron Moore, Jarett Gregory, Donald Seifrit and Robert Shepherd. Honorary pallbearers were Kristina Williams, Lorene Caudill, Iva Mae Adams, Martha Napier, Mary Degler, Fern Oaks, Faye Neal, brothers and sisters of Stanton First Church of God. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com
Mary Spencer, 82
Mary T. Spencer, 82, of Cow Creek Road, Stanton, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2012 at her residence. Born in Powell County, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Bessie Knox Townsend. Mary Spencer was employed by the Mountain View Drive In Theatre as a cook for 42 years. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Claude Spencer, one son, Kendall D. Tincher and by one brother, Lloyd Townsend.
Surviving relatives include one son, Ronnie G. Spencer and one daughter, Charlotte (William D.) Rogers of Stanton; three brothers: Arnold Townsend and Lawrence Townsend of Peru, IN and Cebert Townsend of Patsy; six sisters: Irene Campbell of Peru, IN, Barbara McCoy, Gracie Townsend and Olean Rogers all of Stanton, Reola Townsend and Lilly Mae Pickett both of Logansport, IN; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Funeral services officiated by Rev. George Sparks were held at on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, Stanton. Interment followed in the Knox Hollow Cemetery, Stanton, with Mike Rogers, William Spencer, Justin Tincher, Robert Spencer, Bill Evenoff and Clifford Barnett serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were her remaining grandchildren. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com