Robert Combs, 87
Robert S. “Bobby” Combs, 87, of Brassfield, husband of Mabel Warren Combs, died Friday morning, May 14, 2010, at his home after an extended illness. He was born on Nov. 2, 1922 in Madison County, the son of the late John L. and Flossie Baker Combs. He attended Speedwell and Bobtown grade schools and was a 1942 graduate of Kingston High School, where he excelled in basketball. Following graduation, he served his country in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theatre. He was a farmer and landowner and a retired merchant. After the war, he returned home and purchased the N.G.Todd General Merchandise store at Brassfield, which became known simply as Combs Store. From 1947 until 1998, he owned and operated this unique country store. He was a retired employee of The Kentucky Department of Transportation. He was a member of the Viney Fork Baptist Church, but attended First Baptist Church in Richmond and was a member of The Richmond Elks Lodge.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Mabel Warren Combs; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Shannon Combs II (Heather Wells) and James Warren Combs (Nancye Farmer); five grandchildren, Sara Ashley Combs (Judah Short), James Clay Combs, John Conner Combs, Robert Braeden Combs and Whitley Carlyle Combs; and one great-granddaughter, Sophie Autumn Short.
Funeral Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, 425 Eastern By-pass, Richmond by Rev. Bill Fort, Rev. Robert R. Blythe and Rev. James Chrisman with burial at the Richmond Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Shannon Johnson, Ernest Lee Farmer, Kenneth Baker, Doug Tudor, Greg Ginter, Vardy Jones and Mickey Lutes. Honorary pallbearers were R. J. Spivey, Parrish Johnson, Charles Kenneth Johnson, Darrell Bicknell, Gilbert Miller, Baxter Kelly, Dwight Wells, Judge James S. Chenault, Eugene Reed, Truman Turner, James Cruse, Franklin Turpin, Joe Hensley, Bill Maupin, Dan Maupin, John H. Maupin, Martin Lynch, Stafford Nelson, Clyde Benge and Mike Reed.
Lloyd Brewer, 52
Lloyd Brewer, 52, son of Janice Brewer died Thursday, May 13. He was born Sept. 1, 1957 in Hamilton, Ohio to the late Carl Brewer and Janice Miller Brewer.
Survivors include his mother, Janice Brewer, Stanton; brothers, Richard Brewer, Stanton, Charles Brewer, David Brewer and Ernie Brewer, all of Clay City, and Carl Brewer, Mt. Sterling.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 17 at 1 p.m. at Wells Clay City Chapel by Rev. Steve Skinner with burial in Tarr Ridge Cemetery, Wolfe County. Pallbearers were Charles Brewer, David Brewer, Kevin Brewer, Brian Brewer, Jeffrey Espitso, and Justin Espitso.
John Longley, 85
John Henry Longley, 85, 418 Townsend Road, husband of Lillie Dale Townsend Longley, died Tuesday, May 4 at his home. He was born Sept. 20, 1924 in Detroit, Mich. to the late John Joseph and Edna Elizabeth Burdeno Longley. He was a Navy veteran and a retired factory worker.
Survivors include his wife, Lillie Longley, Clay City; sons, John Joseph Longley, Michigan, and Charles Emery Newton, Winchester; daughters, Gaye Lorene Shumate, New Mexico, Brenda Sue Nelson, Winchester, Irene Robinson, Mt. Sterling, Kathy Darlene Hatton, Winchester, and Diana Lynn Anderson, Winchester; sister, Shirley Carey, Florida; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 7, at 11 a.m. at Wells Clay City Chapel with burial in Kennon Cemetery, Clay City.
Pallbearers were Jerry Hatton Jr., Stevie Robinson, Don Barker, Matt Anderson, Jimmy Carpenter, and John Brewer.
Dorothy Mott, 85
Dorothy “Dottie” Powell Mott, 85, widow of John Mott, died Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Irvine Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Lexington, she was a daughter of the late John and Jenny Powell. She was an auxiliary member of American Legion Post 341 and V.F.W. Post 680.
Survivors are two daughters, Deborah Lou (Jim) Gaynor, Chambersburg, Penn., and Sharon Kay (George) McIntosh, Irvine; a son, James Ricky (Tessie) Mott, Lancaster; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marlene Rowe.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Land; and two brothers, Roy and Lynn Powell.
Funeral services were conducted at 12 p.m. Wednesday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street with burial at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.
Homer Mason, 61
Homer Pershing (Perry) Mason, age 61, Vietnam War Veteran and husband of Billie Richards Mason of Lexington, died May 14, 2010 at V A Medical Center. Born in Brownville, Penn. He was a son of the late Sherman and Nancy Heck Mason and a veteran of the U S Marine Corps. He attended the Christian Fellowship Church in Clay City, and he was very active in the Children’s Lifeline of Clay City.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Billy Mason and by one sister, Nancy Mason.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Mason; his sons, Perry (Stacey) Mason of Smithfield, Penn., Lucas (Ashley) Campbell of Cynthiana, and Jonathan (Amanda) Campbell of Georgetown; one brother, Bobby Mason of Uniontown, Penn.; his sisters, Dorothy (John) Hazuka of Tamarai, Fla., Caroline (Keith) Williamson of North Canton, Ohio, Naomi Myers of Uniontown, Penn. and Rennetta (Jim) Tressler of Hopwood, Penn. and nine grandchildren, Phoenix, Gauge and Benjamin Mason, Allen Williams, Brooklyn, Abbie, Sarge, Violet and Harmonie Campbell.
Graveside services with military honors were conducted by Rev. Donald L. Curtis and Rev. Harold Kelly at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2010 in the Donnie G. Randall Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Stanton. The family requests that contributions in his memory be made to Children’s Lifeline, 194 Sunset Drive, Clay City, KY 40312. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc., Stanton, KY. www.hearnefuneralhome.com
Nola Harter, 91
Nola Margaret Harter, 91, of Somerville, Ohio died Sunday May 9, 2010. Born Oct. 12, 1918 in Powell County, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Anna E. (Shouse) Johnson. She was a cab driver for the Red Top Cab Co. in Hamilton, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elby Estes; second husband, Guy M. Smith in 1958 and third husband, Forrest Harter in 1976; sons, Elby “Jack” Estes Jr. in 2008 and Leonard “Bud” Estes in 2009; sisters, Norma Muncie in 1980, Mary Doris McIntosh in 2009 and Betty Alioto in 1992; brother, Norval J. Johnson in 1973.
Survivors include a son, Richard Smith of Somerville, Ohio; daughter, Gay Estes Williams of Winnsboro, Texas; brother, Charles Johnson of Somerville, Ohio; sister, Lucille Rumpler of Somerville, Ohio; best friend, Dorothy Finch of Liberty, Ind.; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 14, 2010 at Somerville United Presbyterian Church with burial at Somerville Cemetery Somerville, Ohio.
Memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Cincinnati c/o Bethesda Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 633597 Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597. Online condolences via the Web site at www.barnesfuneralhome.com
Raymond Smith, 68
Raymond Smith, 68, of 1760 Caudill Road, Stanton, died with his family at his side on Saturday evening, May 15, 2010. Born in Slade, he was a son of the late Earl and Ruth Rogers Smith. He was a former maintenance electrician with East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Winchester. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Berta Faye Neal.
Survivors include two sons, Jared (Heather) Smith of Stanton, and Stephen Smith of Clay City; two daughters, Heather (Keith) Rogers of Walton, and Stephanie Smith of Stanton; one brother, Dwight (Patsy) Smith of Clay City; one sister, Wavelene Wasson of Winchester; three grandchildren, Drew Haddix, Kaitlyn Rogers and Norah Rogers; and by his loving companion, Nelda Fields. Visitation was after 5:00 P.M. Wednesday at Hearne Funeral Home, Inc., 125 West College Avenue, Stanton, KY. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Hearne Funeral Home, Stanton by Rev. Willard Estep and Rev. Warren Rogers with eulogy by Glenville Powell with private burial at Resthaven Cemetery at a later date.
Pallbearers were Terry Wasson, Brandon Wasson, Jason Ritchie, Keith Rogers, Burman Fields, Mike Starnes, Doug Starnes, Ryan Neal and Anthony Todd. Honorary pallbearers were Glenville Powell, Gene Starnes, Jason “Bo” Tipton, Kenneth Neal, Dwight Smith, Darren Smith, James Fields and Danny Knox. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com
Shirley Morton, 48
Shirley Jean Morton, 48, wife of Mendell Morton, died Sunday at Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester. She was born Dec. 5, 1961 in Lexington to the late Dillard and Mary Francis Chriswell Crowe.
Survivors include her husband, Mendell Morton, Winchester; brothers, Jeff Crowe, Stanton, Roger Crowe, Georgetown, William Crowe, Winchester, Jimmy Crowe, Oklahoma, Tommy Crowe, Stanton and Kenneth Brown, Winchester; grandchildren, Abby, Greg, Lacey, Casey, and Tommy; great-grandchildren, Madison and Landen.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Betty James.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 19, at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home, Stanton by Rev. Roger Crowe with burial in Clay City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Donnie Brown, Eric Brown, Nathan Spencer, Greg Morton, Scott Morton, and Jeffrey Meadows.