Kenneth D. Hampton, 58
Kenneth Darrell Hampton, 58, loving husband of Patricia “Cricket” Hampton and father of K. J. (Candace) Hampton of Stanton, died Nov. 18, 2009 at Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester. He was born in Clark County and he was the son of Walter and Betty Combs Hampton of Stanton. He was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. Darrell Hampton was the parts manager at Tanner Chrysler Products, Inc., Stanton and he was a former EMT with the Powell County Ambulance Service.
Funeral services were officiated by Rev. Elder Goble and Rev. Mike Tatman and were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 2652 Campton Road, Stanton. Burial followed in the Drake Cemetery on Morris Creek Road in Stanton.
Active pallbearers were George Drake, Larry Drake, Gary Hunter, Gary Meadows, Garland Phillippe and Gary Brewer. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com
Samuel Smith, 79
Samuel Smith, 79, died Saturday at Stanton Nursing Center. He was born Oct. 12, 1930 in Perry County to the late Monroe and Samaria Campbell Smith. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the House of Prayer for Everybody.
Survivors include: son, Anthony Scott Smith, Stanton; daughters, Crystal Gail Townsend, Stanton and Shannon Dawn Pierson, Mt. Sterling; sisters, Bessie Edwards, Indianapolis, Ind. and Rachel Stidham, Hazard; grandchildren, Alex, Brittany, and Tiffany Estes, Kaylee Samaria Smith, Kayden Faw, Otis Dylon Samuel Scott Pierson, and Athena Townsend.
Services were held on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home, Stanton by Rev. Dale Helton. Burial followed in Combs Cemetery, Clay City.
Pallbearers who served were Kendall Pierson, Doug Townsend, Scott Smith, Mike Estes, Alex Estes, Donald Smith, Hubert Smith, Wallace Holiday, and Travis Smith.
Thomas S. Thorpe, 71
Thomas Sherman Thorpe, 71, husband of Linda Sparks Thorpe, 505 Furnace Road, Stanton, died Nov. 19, 2009. Born in Stanton, he was a son of Ida Mae Morton Thorpe and the late Forrest Thorpe. Tom was a long time member of Stanton Volunteer Fire Department and he was owner of Tom Thorpe Trucking.
Surviving relatives are his wife, Linda Sparks Thorpe and his mother, Ida Mae Morton Thorpe both of Stanton; one daughter, Karen and her husband Danny Means of Clay City; two brothers: David and his wife June Thorpe and Bill and his wife Linda Thorpe both of Stanton; one sister, Polly and her husband Carl Moreland of Ohio; two grandchildren: Brandy and her husband Justin Faulkner and Justin Means and by two great grandchildren, Aiden and Riley Faulkner.
Funeral services were officiated by Rev. Anthony Molihan and held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, 125 West College Avenue in Stanton. Burial followed in Stanton Cemetery with Jerry Morton, Harvey Morton, Clinton Thorpe, Danny Means, Carl McFarland and Justin Faulkner serving as his pallbearers. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com
Welton L. Watson, 83
Welton L. Watson, 83, widower of Ruby Watson, formerly of Stanton, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Born in Estill County, he was a son of the late Marion and Dolly Shouse Watson and a World War II Army Veteran. He was a retired construction employee of Congleton Construction Company and he was a member of Clay City First Church of God.
Surviving relatives include one son, Ronnie Lee and his wife Donna Bailey of Mt. Sterling; four daughters: Patty and her husband Darrell Walker and Judy Means both of Clay City, Norma and her husband Cecil Isley of North Carolina and Jean and her husband Bob Arthur of Richmond; one brother, Jearl and his wife Bonnie Arthur of Winchester; three sisters: Opal Spry and Beulah Puckett both of Winchester, and Wanda and her husband Bill Ginter of Clay City; ten grandchildren: Lisa Smith, Shane Strange, Angela and Tammie Arthur, William, Brandon and Brad Crabtree, Michael, Wendi and Matthew Walker and by several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife he was also preceded in death by six brothers: Walker, Charlie, Howard, Hewie, Dewie and Wayne Watson and by three sisters: Lizzie Watson, Mable Rogers and Eulah Crowe.
Funeral services were officiated by Rev. Harold Kelly and Rev. Jim Baldwin and held at 2 p.m on. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, 125 West College Avenue, Stanton. Burial with military honors followed in the Clay City-Eaton Cemetery with members of American Legion Post 305 honor guard serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Allen, Herb Trent, Shirley and Henry Ashley, Jr., Jearl Arthur, Shirley and Randy Bowen, Kenneth McClain, Tom Powell, Bill Ginter and Glenville Powell. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.