Etta G. Bowen, 84
Etta Golden Bowen, 84, widow of Forrest Bowen, of Stanton, died Saturday, October 31, 2009 at her residence. She was born in Powell County to the late Pleas and Louis Wireman Tipton. She was a member of Stanton Christian Church where she was a former Sunday school teacher and a member of the Women’s Missionary Circle. She was also a former member of the Powell County Homemakers Club.
She is survived by three sons: Gary and his wife Serena Bowen, Randy and his wife Shirley Bowen and John and his wife Ida Bowen all of Stanton; seven grandchildren: Rebecca and her husband Scott Wells, Pleasant and her husband Aaron Marsee, Lindsey and her husband Aaron Willoughby, Randy Kenny Bowen, John Patrick Bowen, Amanda Bowen and Julie Bowen; four great-grandchildren: Landon and Levi Wells, Emma and Emmitt Bowen; four sisters: Gladys and her husband Luther Trent of Okeechobee, Fla., Elizabeth Everman, Zanna Anderson and Yvonne and her husband Charles Martin all of Stanton and one brother, Morgan and his wife Dorothy Tipton of Stanton.
She was preceded in death by four brothers: Elbert Tipton, Hugh Tipton, Pleas Tipton, Jr. and Herbert Tipton and by three sisters: Minnie Tipton, Mary Lane and Opal Wicker.
Funeral services were officiated by Bro. David Bowden and held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009 at the Stanton Christian Church, 100 West Church Street, Stanton, KY. Burial followed in the Stanton Cemetery with her nephews serving as her pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Inez Woodard, Melvin Atkinson, Denzil Ledford, Reva Townsend, Toby Drake, Ann Means, Teresa Kinser, Loreda Staton, Hazel Kalor and Don Hall.
The family would like to thank Hospice East for their kindness and care during this time. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Stanton Christian Church or Hospice East.
Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com
Opal F. Rogers, 63
Opal Faye Rogers, 63, 39 B Street, wife of John N. Rogers, died Sunday, Nov. 8, after a long illness at home. She was born March 4, 1946 in Powell County to the late Albert Rogers and Eula Estepp. She was a deputy jailer.
Survivors include: husband, John Newt Rogers, Stanton; sons, Glenwood and Chris Bishop, Edgewater, Fla. and Lee and Brenda Bishop, New Smyrna Beach, Fla; daughters, Betty Campbell, Stanton and Barbara and Tommy Booth, Clay City; sisters and rother-in-laws, Wanda and William Caudill, Hamilton, Ohio, Darlene & Ralph Bailey, Josephine and Donald Lawson, and Patsy and J. B. Crain, all of Stanton; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Patricia Rogers, Clay City; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, grandson, Bryan Casey Hall, great-grandchild, Jadelyn Faith Davidson, brothers, Elmer, Preston, Everett, Prince, and Raymond Daryl Rogers, and sister, Gladys Barker.
Services were conducted on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1 p.m. at Grace Fellowship Church of God of Prophecy, East College Avenue, Stanton by Rev. Willard Estep. Stanton. Burial followed in Nolan Cemetery, Stanton with active pallbearers Logan Rogers, Christopher Davidson, Wallace Begley, David Matthews, Larry Powell, Elvin Catron, Denny Bennett, and Ted Lacy serving. Honorary pallbearers were Betty Campbell, Patsy Craine, Susan Watson, Shannon Rogers, Tina Haddix, and Melissa Montgomery. Wells Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Melvin L. Burns, 61
Melvin Lawrence Burns, 61, husband of Caroline Burns, 219 Hickory Ridge Lane, Jeffersonville, formerly of Stanton, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Born in Powell County, he was the son of Vernia Stewart Burns and the late Casia Burns. He was a retired machinist from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems in Frankfort, and he was a member of Harvestime Assembly, Stanton.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one son, John Casia Burns and by two sisters, Lorrene Townsend and Laura Johnson.
He is survived by his wife, Caroline Watkins Burns; his mother, Vernia Stewart Burns of Stanton; one son, Jeffrey Scott and his wife Gwen Burns of Mt. Sterling; three daughters: Jeanette and her husband Steve Tharpe of Stanton, Amber Burns of Hillsboro, and Caitlin Burns of Jeffersonville; three sisters: Katherine and her husband Jimmy Crabtree, Helen and her husband Bobby Martin and Carole and her husband Paul White all of Stanton, and by six grandchildren: Lance and Dalton Howard, Jackson Everman, Ashley Halsey, Jordan Sparks and Kayla Burns. Funeral services were officiated by Dr. Maurice Adams and Rev. Tony Story at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, 125 West College Avenue, Stanton. Interment was in Cat Creek Cemetery, Stanton.
Active pallbearers who served were Joe Grapner, Clayton Watkins, Jr., Paul White, Jr., Steve Tharpe, Daniel Crowe and Kyle Huff. Honorary pallbearers were brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc., Stanton. www.hearnefuneralhome.com
Bernard Clemons, 78
Bernard Clemons, 78, Vietnam War Veteran, of Independence, died Oct. 30, 2009. He was born in New Castle, Ind. and was a son of the late Floyd and Golden Townsend Clemons. He was a 20 year veteran of the US Air Force and was a retired Federal Protective Police Officer. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Kenny Clemons.
Surviving relatives are his wife, Alice Baker Clemons of Independence; two sons: Tim Jones of Taylor Mill, and Tom Jones of Pembroke Pines, Fla; two brothers: Delbert (Janice) Clemons of Clay City, and James Marvin (Wanda ) Clemons of The Rock, Ga.; two sisters: Ruth (Gale) Gregory of Stanton and Helen (Leroy) Clopp of Richmond, Ind. and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were officiated by Rev. Gary Willoughby and held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, 2009 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, 125 West College Avenue, Stanton. Burial with military honors followed in Powell Valley Cemetery, Clay City with members of the American Legion serving as his pallbearers. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com
Virginia G. Patton, 79
Virginia Grace Patton, 79, 72 Ships Branch Rd., widow of Linville Patton, died Friday, Nov. 6 at her home. She was born April 8, 1930 in West Virginia to the late Loranza and Lucinda Draughn Chambers.
Survivors include: son, Terry and wife, Joyce Patton, Clay City; daughters, Delta and husband, Clay Campbell, Stanton, Brenda and husband, Johnny Knox, Clay City, and Patricia Tackett, Clay City; sisters, Thelma Reynolds, Mississippi and Esther Swetman, Louisville; grandchildren, Dewey and Missy, Brian and Vanessa, Tony, Ashley and Aaron, Shane, Daniel, Stacy and Billy, Beverly and Kendall, Sandra and Timmy, Cody, Tyler, Michael, Cody and Stephanie, and Byron; great-grandchildren, Dalton, Dustin, Destiny, Adrian, Allie, Megan, Hailey, Joshua, Adian, Ashton, Michael, Travis, and Kiera. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, and sisters, Alice, Pearlie, Maudie, Henry, Franklin, Myrtle, and Nellie, grandchild, Paul Wayne Tacket, and great-grandchild, Brian Keith Campbell.
Services were held on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. at Wells Clay City Chapel by Rev. Anthony Molihan. Pallbearers who served were Dewey Campbell, Brian Campbell, Dustin Knox, Cody Tackett, Kenny Scott, Eugene Patton, Aaron Faulkner, and Bruce Swetman. Burial was in the Virden Cemetery, Clay City. In Lieu of flowers donations to Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Drive, Winchester, KY 40391.
Jimmy Townsend, 63
Jimmy Ray Townsend, 63, 1821 North Bend Rd., Stanton, passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 at his home. He was born December 21, 1945 in Powell County to the late James Tipton and the late Minnie Francis Townsend Martin.
Survivors include: sons, Anthony Townsend, and Adam Wesley and wife, Chrystal Gayle Townsend; step-sons, Roy and wife, Betty Townsend; daughters, Sabrina and husband, Roy Martin Jr., Kathleen and husband, Roy Reynolds, and Rhonda and husband, Eddie Sams; brother, Odean Tipton; sisters, Fronie Campbell and Francis D. Baker; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were Monday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. at the Townsend Cemetery, Stanton. Burial followed in Townsend Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ruby Watson, 76
Ruby Watson, 76, wife of Welton L. Watson, formerly of Stanton, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Born in Powell County she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Sarah Powell Sparks. She was a retired factory employee of Lycoming Shoe Factory and a member of Clay City First Church of God.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Welton L. Watson of Richmond; 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; 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. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by five brothers: Ernie, Roy, Omer, Lawrence and James Sparks; one half brother, Thomas Olie Sparks; three sisters: Sophia, Edith and Mavis Sparks and by three half sisters: Orpha Stewart, Dorothy Geiger and Alpha Boyd.
Funeral services were officiated by Rev. Larry Mullins and Rev. Jim Baldwin at 2 p.m on. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, 125 West College Avenue, Stanton. Burial followed in the Clay City-Eaton Cemetery, Clay City. Active pallbearers who served were Bobby Sparks, Benny Sparks, Alvie Hollon, Gary Spry, Glenville Powell and Larry Powell. Honorary pallbearers were Shirley and Randy Bowen, Paula Combs, Betty Jo Cecil, Diana Caudill, Catherine Creech, Fern Oaks, Henry Ashley, Jr., Kenneth and Wilma McClain. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com
Billy C. Wilson, 54
Billy Carl Wilson, 54, 404 Lakeview Drive, Nicholasville, passed away Friday, October 30, 2009 at his home. He was born March 28, 1955 in Winchester to the late William Carl Wilson and the late Cora Burse Sweeney.
Survivors include: son, Charles Thomas “Tommy” Wilson, Nicholasville; daughters, Alisha Michelle Maybriar, Paris, and Amy Marcella Haskins, Paris; brothers, Herbert King, Wilmore and Tracy Sweeney, Richmond; sisters, Linda Roberts, Lexington and Rose Boular, Nicholasville; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, Harvey Sweeney, brothers, Johnny G. Wilson and Tony Ray Wilson, and sisters, Mary Joyce Caudill, Margie Ruth Barbee, and Fannie May King.
Services were held on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 12 p.m. at the Wells Clay City Chapel. Burial was in the Clay City-Eaton Cemetery, Clay City.
Callie R. McClellan, 66
Callie Ruth McClellan, 66, of Jonesboro, Georgia passed away on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 at Southern Regional Medical Center. She was born in Stanton, to the late Stanley and Myrtle Chaney.
Mrs. McClellan, beloved wife and mother is survived by her husband, Harold McClellan and sons; Douglas and wife Jennifer McClellan of Commerce; Greg and wife Mell McClellan of Boston and Scott and wife Sharon McClellan of Newnan. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Michael and Hope McClellan and one sister, Evelyn Stetson of Canton.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mckoon.com. A graveside service were held on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 at 4 p.m. at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Rev. Irving Moody performed the service.