Obituaries for Sept. 20, 2012

June H. Crowe, Sr., 70
June Harbor Crowe, Sr., 70, widower of Linda Caudill Crowe, of Strange Street, Stanton, died Friday morning, Sept. 14, 2012 at Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester.
Born in Clark County, he was the son of the late Owen William and Catherine Hatton Crowe and he was a former block mason.  In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by one son, James Hershel Crowe; two brothers, William and Robbie Crowe and by three sisters, Juanita Byrd, Alice Joann McPhearson and Edith Booth.
Surviving relatives are two sons:  June Crowe, Jr. of Clay City and Gary Lee Crowe of Michigan; one stepson, Shawn Little of Stanton; two daughters:  Cathy Ann Little of Corbin and Nellie M. Caudill of Winchester; two stepdaughters:  Henrietta (Floyd) Donathan of Mt. Sterling and Patricia (Cesar) Mejia of Sharonville, OH; three brothers:  Ricky (Ruby) Crowe of Mt. Sterling, Owen Crowe of Clay City and Donald Crowe of Winchester; one half brother, Rudy Crowe of Winchester; six sisters:  Bonnie Townsend and Louise (Bobby) Morton both of Stanton, Marie (P. J.) Hodnett of Luray, VA, Darlene Staton, Deloris Townsend and Melinda (Marty) Sizemore all of Winchester; two half sisters:  Laura Conkright and Janet Barnett both of Winchester; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services officiated by Bro. Herbert Barnett were held at on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, Stanton.  Interment followed in the Crowe Cemetery, Pilot View, with Owen Crowe, Jr., Jordon Crowe, Chase Bailey, Justin Horn, David Jones and Nick Elkins serving as pallbearers.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

Ruby Miller, 79
Ruby Miller, 79, widow of Wilgus Miller, died on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at the Clark Regional Medical Center.
A native of Wolfe County, she was the daughter of the late Ed and Dovie Proffitt Carroll and was a retired Stanton Nursing Center employee.
Survivors include three children, Eddie (Sheila) Miller of Scottsville, Sheila (David) Jones of Clay City and Danny (Cathy) Miller of Winchester; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Helen Kreuger and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Ruby was preceded in death by three children, Wilgus Miller, Jr., Kennita Kay Miller and Michael Anthony Miller, six brothers, Lemon, Vic, Vaughn, Seldon, Omer and Hobert Carroll and two sisters, Lillie Pelfrey and Opal Hambright.
Private family services will be conducted at a later date.

Lola Patrick, 90
Lola Patrick, 90, 3171 Hardwicks Creek Road, died on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 at her home. She was born April 4, 1922 in Powell County to the late Joe and Grace Patrick Hardy.
Survivors include her four sons, Eugene and wife, Jenny Patrick, Clay City, Floyd J. “Billy” and wife, Eva Patrick, Clay City, Roy Glenn and wife,  Patty Patrick, Stanton, and Virgil Patrick, Stanton; one daughter, Carolyn Sue and husband, Johnny Horn, Clay City; three sisters, Alice Crowe, Clay City, Ruth Crowe, and Beulah Yates, of Winchester; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Patrick, daughter, Roxie Patrick, grandson Kevin Patrick, brothers Sherrill Hardy, Clell Charles, and Otis Charles, sisters, Edith Campbell, Glendora Walker, and Dolly Gourley.
Services were held on Sunday, Sept. 16 at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton by Bro. Virgil J.Harmon. Burial was in Stonegate Cemetery, Stanton with Johnny Horn, Johnny Horn Jr., Aaron Willoughby, Boyd Patrick, Brian Patrick, and Tracy Gene Profitt serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers serving were Lori and Clayton Hall, Jean Nolan, Maxine and Rev. Virgil J. Harmon, Anna Williams, Irvaleen Marcum, Beatrice Burgher, Dude Wells, Garland Phillippe, Charlie Goodwin, Carl Rogers, Bezel Hall, Brent Holliday, Lonnie Marcum, Dr. Julie Kennon, Marie Nolan, Sandy McCoy, Joyce Carl, and all friends at the Powell County Senior Citizens Center.

Harlan Pitts, 79
Harlan Pitts, 79, 1418 Pecks Creek Road, Stanton, with his loving family at his side, left this world to go home to be with Jesus. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Alene; son, Terry Pitts; three brothers, Ray, Roy, and Soney Pitts; and parents, Joel and Alafair Pitts.
He is survived by one sister, Alpha Wells; two sons, Danny Pitts, David (Tanya) Pitts; three daughters, Patricia (Walter) Anderson, Linda (Logan) Arnold, and Brenda (Richard) Yarber; 12 grandchildren;18 great grandchildren; and one special friend, Russell Jackson.
A life-long resident of Powell County, Harlan served as PVA for two terms. A skilled carpenter and craftsman by trade, he was also a former coal miner in earlier times, and worked as a school bus driver and in highway construction.
Services were held on Sunday, August 19 with Bro. Anthony Molihan officiating at Davis & Davis Funeral Home. Burial in Pitts Family Cemetery with Dylan Pitts, Trevor Bloom, Todd Pitts, Greg Scott, Rick Pingleton, Richard Henderson, Chris Pitts, and Mike Centers serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers serving were Walter Anderson, Logan Arnold, Randy Ledford, Richie Noble, Scott Seitz, Easter McCoy, Richard Yarber, and employees of Hospice East.

Ronald Puckett, 73
Ronald Clyde Puckett, 73, husband of Nancy Berryman Puckett of 3rd Avenue, Clay City, died on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 at his residence.
Born in Covington, he was the son of Loretta Combs Puckett of Clay City and the late Holly Puckett.  He was a veteran of the U S Air Force and a welder with Local Union 452 in Lexington.  He attended Faith Covenant Church in Lexington.
Surviving relatives are his wife, Nancy Berryman Puckett; his mother, Loretta Combs Puckett; his son, Billy Berryman of Irvine; his brother, Joel (Roxanne) Puckett of Lillies Ferry and his sisters:  Darlene (Terry) Hounshell and Tara (Ricky) Robertson both of Winchester.
Funeral service officiated by Bro. Ernie Sacher was held on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, Stanton.  Interment with military honors followed in the the Berryman Cemetery, Hargett, with Jeremy Neff, Michael Todd, Shannon Adams, Joel Puckett, Denzil Sparks and Shawn Goosey serving as active pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers were Jamie Berryman and Jeffrey Todd.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

Robert C. Rose, 89
Robert  Clinton “Bobby” Rose, 89, passed peacefully to his reward on Sept. 1, 2012 at the Morgan County ARH Hospital where he had received exceptional, compassionate care by Dr. Lucas, nursing and respiratory personnel, and other hospital staff.
Bob, known to his community and friends as, “Big Hearted Bob”, was a life-long resident of Wolfe County, where his prized agricultural enterprises included cattle, swine, corn and tobacco.
He was a member of the Hazel Green Christian Church and proudly served the residents of Route 1, Campton, KY for thirty years as their Letter Carrier.  He was a proud veteran of World War II, serving as a Merchant Marine, a sixty-year member of Mizpah Lodge #507 F&AM and a member of the Rural Letter Carriers Association.
The accomplishment he was most proud of was raising and educating his family.  He was the widower of a loving and dedicated wife, Wilma Clay Cecil Rose.  He is survived by son Gary Clinton Rose and granddaughters Julie Catherine Rose Rogers (Freddie), Amy Christine Rose Terry (Wade), and Staci Carin Rose.  Daughter Wilma Kathryn Rose Dennis and husband James Edward Dennis and granddaughters Laura Rose Dennis Young (Larry), Sarah Nell Dennis Howell (Toby), and Anna Kate Dennis Bailey.  Daughter Nellie Ann Rose Buchanan and husband Thomas E. Buchanan and granddaughters Tiffany Clay Buchanan Bradley (Brian) and Ashley Kate Buchanan Parr (Andy).  He is also survived by ten great-grandchildren, an adoring sister, Garnet Rose Meinders, sister-in-law Opal C. Rose and a dedicated care-giver Pat Keeton, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his faithful parents, Grant B. and Nellie Taylor Rose, loving sisters Ruby Rose Miller, Mary Lee Lacy, and Barsha Rose Howard.  Dedicated brothers Henry (H.C.) Rose, Billy G. Rose, and Kenneth Rose.  Two granddaughters also preceded him in death, Tara Leigh Buchanan and Tricia Lynn Buchanan, and one great-grandson Luke Edward Howell.
Masonic Rites were conducted Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 at the Hazel Green Christian Church.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 at the Hazel Green Christian Church with Rev. Charles Glover and Rev. Edison Buchanan officiating.  Burial followed in the Hazel Green Cemetery in Hazel Green.
Pallbearers were Donald L. Miller, Blake Meinders, Grant Meinders, Larry Grant Rose, Larry Bob Howard, Mark Howard, Billy Scott Rose, and Ronald Dale Rose.  Honorary Pallbearers were Dorsie Brewer, Greg Brewer, Alden Collins, Bill Hatton, Ralph Lockard, Gene Neff, Lynn Nickell, William Rice and Phillip Wooldridge.  Arrangements were entrusted to Porter & Son Funeral Directors in Campton.