Jeffrey, P. Bellamy, 47
Jeffery Paul Bellamy, 47, 30 Graham St., son of Jean Bellamy, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009. He was born Feb. 2, 1962 in Mt. Sterling to the late Paul Bellamy and Jean Hatton Bellamy.
Survivors include his mother, Jean Bellamy, Stanton; brother, Eddie Bellamy, Stanton; and sister, Donna and husband, John Smith, Greensboro, NC.
Services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m. at the Wells Funeral Home, Stanton by Rev. David Bowden. Burial followed in the Stanton Cemetery, Stanton.
Pallbearers who served were Dustin Knox, Matthew Bellamy, Chuck Smith, Larry Bellamy, Linville Bellamy, and David Reed. Honorary pallbearer was Gary Knox.
Robert C. Curtis, 62
Robert Conlee Curtis, 62, 9770 Winchester Rd., Clay City, son of Allie Curtis, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. He was born Aug. 3, 1947 in Powell County to the late William C. “Ted” and Allie Curtis. He was a Vietnam Army Veteran and retired from Rockwell International.
Survivors include his mother, Allie Curtis; son, Bobby D. Curtis; brother, William Wayne Curtis; sister, Taffy Curtis; and grandchild Bobby Duane Curtis, Jr.
Services were held on Monday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. at the Wells Clay City Chapel. Burial followed in the Vaughn’s Mill Cemetery, Clay City.
Pallbearers who served were Ricky Willoughby, James Anderson, Charles Begley, Mike Curtis, James Bailey, Willard Rogers, Harvey Ballard, Marvin Abney, James Bailey, and Greg Potts. Honorary pallbearers were Linville Bellamy and Charles Brewer.
Justin K. DeHart, 26
Justin Kyle Dehart, 26, 6775 Levee Road, Mt. Sterling, husband of Chelsea Dehart, died Wednesday, Oct. 14 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Mt. Sterling. He was born May 9, 1983 in Mt. Sterling to Willis Dehart and Teresa K. Harney.
Survivors include his wife, Chelsea Richardson Dehart, Mt. Sterling; father, Willis David and wife, Bonnie Dehart, Mt. Sterling; mother, Teresa K. and Husband, David Harney, Winchester; brother, Shawn David Dehart; sister, Michelle Day; step-brothers, Kevin and Tony Hall and Rodney and Timothy Harney; step-sister, Deanna Teagarden. He was preceded in death by a son, Ayden Kyle Dehart.
Services were held on Saturday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. at the Wells Funeral Home, Stanton. Burial followed in the Resthaven Cemetery. Cousins, friends, and family served as pallbearers.
Amanda D. Hollon, 29
Amanda Dunn Hollon, 29, of 474 Kiddville Road, Winchester, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009 due to an automobile accident in Larwill, Indiana. Born in Fayette County she was a daughter of Willard Lee Dunn and Stephenia Barnes Hall and she was a homemaker who attended the Clay City First Church of God. She is survived by her husband, Ricky Hollon of Winchester; her previous husband, Terry Dunn of Jeffersonville; her mother, Stephenia Hall of North Tazewell, VA.; her father, Willard Lee Dunn of Mt. Sterling; two children: Chelsea Dunn and Kyler Dunn of Winchester; five brothers: Christopher Hall, Willard Dunn, Jr. and Dewayne Mullins of Clay City, Eric Dunn of Boston, GA. and Daniel Dunn of Mt. Sterling; two stepbrothers: John Colombe of Mt. Sterling and Cody Hall of Stanton; two sisters: Melissa Dunn and Pamela Dunn of Winchester and two stepsisters: Jennifer Colombe of Mt. Sterling and Jessica Knowles of Clay City.
Funeral services were officiated by Bro. Garland Lacy at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, 125 West College Avenue, Stanton. Burial followed in Kennon Cemetery, Clay City.
Active pallbearers who served were Christopher Hall, Alfred Hall, Nathaniel Hall, Willard Dunn, Jr., Paul Barnes and Eric Barnes. Honorary pallbearers were Terry Dunn and Bobby Barnes. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com
Ella Jones, 89
Ella Jones, 89, of 2961 Furnace Road, Stanton, widow of Otha Robert Jones died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009 at Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester. Born in Estill County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Virginia Elizabeth Creech Booth and she was a member of the Church of God. Ella and her late husband, Otha Jones operated Jones Grocery Store for many years. She was also preceded in death by one son, Clifford Jones.
Surviving relatives are three sons: Henry Lee and his wife Linda Jones, Claudie Ray and his wife Glenda Jones and Donald and his wife Carolen Jones all of Stanton; one daughter, Anna Gay and her husband Dorstle Wise of Stanton; 17 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were officiated by Bro. Curtis Shepherd and Bro. Herbert Barnett were held Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 at 3 p.m. at the Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, 125 West College Avenue, Stanton. Burial followed in the Rose Cemetery with Glyndon Ray Jones, Eric Jones, Clayton A. Wise, Reuben Derickson, Brandon Derickson, Lacy Tipton, Berry Jones and Raymond Rogers having served as her pallbearers. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com
Ruth Begley McElroy, 93
Ruth Begley McElroy, 93, of 200 Rosemary Dr., Winchester, wife of the late Duffy P. McElroy, died on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the Clark Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 31, 1915 in Lee County to the late CB and Ethel Evans Begley.
Survivors include her daughter, Lynda Dianne and husband Fred Haddix; sisters, Jean Lucas and Faye Blakeman; grandchildren, Kevin Scott Haddix and Lesley Dawn Monsein; great-grandchildren, Emory Haddix, Rebecca Lombard, Kasen Haddix, Grant Haddix, Micha Cronie, Myra Monsein, and Jacob Haddix.
Services were held on Friday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Wells Clay City Chapel. Burial followed in the Powells Valley Cemetery, Clay City. Pallbearers who served were Raymond Hall, Leon Jones, Kevin Haddix, Aaron Shimfessel, and Robert Monsein.
Sharar D. Means, 34
Sharar David Means, 34, of Jeffersonville, formerly of Stanton, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009 due to an automobile accident in Larwill, Indiana. Born in Morgan County, he was a son of Darlene Means and he was a self employed contractor.
He is survived by his wife, Chastity Lynn Stevens Means; by his mother, Darlene Means Morton and stepfather, David Morton of Jeffersonville; three sons: Charles William Cody Stevens of Jeffersonville, Sebastian Shai Daniel Means and Sharar Christopher Jadon Means of Stanton; one sister, Staci and her husband Fred Lee of Clay City and his maternal grandmother, Lacy Means of Stanton. He was preceded in death by one brother, Shan Douglas Faulkner and by his maternal grandfather, Bill Means.
Funeral services were officiated by Rev. Marion Brewer were held on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, 125 West College Avenue, Stanton. Burial followed in the Cat Creek Cemetery with Lacy Means, Gary Morton, Randy Kenny Bowen, Jay Means, Cordie Buckland, Arnold Mullins and Stacy Coffey serving as his active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Harry Morton, Randy Bowen, Bobby Coffey, Denny Bennett, Willie Means, Kevin Noel, Derrick Rogers, Chandler Walters, Faye McIntosh, Roxanne Combs and Courtney Tipton. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com
Richard C. Rardin, 26
Richard Casey Rardin, 26, 173 Second St., Clay City, son of Debbie Cole Rardin, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009. He was born April 18, 1982 to the late Mark Randall Rardin and Debbie Cole Rardin.
Survivors include his mother, Debbie Rardin, Clay City; sister, Kassie Renee Rardin, Clay City; grandfather, James Cole, Clay City; uncle, Arch Toler Jr; Aunts, Faye Toler, Darlene Pettit, and Jewel Anderson; and cousins, Jeff Pettit, Scott Toler, David Toler, Brian Toler, Elizabeth Toler, Jennifer Angel, and Melissa Kell.
Services were held on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 2:30 p.m. at the Wells Clay City Chapel by Rev. Warren Rogers. Burial followed in Toler Cemetery, Clay City. Pallbearers who served were Jordan Dunn, Michael Johnson, Justin Johnson, Melissa Kell, Alma Centers, Jason Kell, Jeff Pettit, Brian Toler, and Adrian Toler.
Blake Ely Smith
Blake Ely Smith, infant son of Russell and Kim Shackelford Smith, died shortly after birth on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Ely Smith.
Survivors, other than his parents, include his brother, Russell Ely Smith, Jr. and sister, Desiree LeAnn Smith, both of Irvine; paternal grandmother, Joann Smith of Irvine; maternal grandparents, Robert Earl Geiger and Kathleen Jarrell of Clay City.
Services will be conducted on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. at St. Timothy Episcopal Mission, Barnes Mountain, with Bro. Douglas Baker officiating. Burial will follow at the Spencer Ridge Cemetery in Lee County.
John C. West, 77
John Columbus West, 77, Bayton, Texas., husband of Ruth E. West, died on Monday, Oct. 12, 2009. He was born March 15, 1932 in Stanton to the late Charlie and Ethel Ingram West. He was an Air Force Veteran and a retiree of General Motors.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth E. West; sons, Greg West and Brian and wife, Cindy West, both of Houston, Texas.; daughters, Patricia West Opelousas, Louisiana and Paula Schwandt, Metairie, Louisiana; sisters, Jean, and husband Ronald Medley, Hamilton, Ohio, Roberta and husband, Doug Wireman, Blanchester, Ohio, and Geneva Barnett, Picayune, Mississippi.; grandchildren, Clinton West, Aaron West, Kyle West, Joshua Garcia, Elizabeth Schwandt, Emma Schwandt, and Erin Schwandt.
Services were held on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. at the Cane Creek Union Church, Stanton by Bro. Ron Medley. Burial followed in the Logan Cemetery, Cane Creek. Wells Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.