Estill Ball of rural West Harrison, IN passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at his residence on Sunday morning. He was born in Clay County, KY on July 16, 1931 the son of William & Victoria (Napier) Ball. The 82 year old is survived by his wife of 63 years, Kathleen (Combs) Ball, daughters Carolyn (Jim) Stiles and Lori (Elmer) Kolb all of West Harrison and grandchildren Jason (Carole) Stiles, Nate & Shellby Kolb and 3 great grandchildren Connor, Heath & Lilli Stiles and 1 brother, Virgil Ball.
He retired from the Samuel Bingham Roller Company and was a hobby farmer. Estill loved his family and many friends and enjoyed visiting and sharing his experiences with them. He was a member of the Smyrna missionary Baptist Church in New Trenton and a fifty-year plus member of the Robert Clark Masonic Lodge in Clay County, KY.
Visitation will be Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 5-8pm at Jackman Kercheval Meyers Funeral Home, Harrison, OH with Masonic Services at 7:30pm. Funeral Services will be Wednesday at 11:00 am at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in New Trenton, IN with Pastor Mitchell Ball, Pastor Tim Ball & Pastor Chuck McMahan officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville, IN. Memorials are suggested to Franklin County 4H c/o the funeral home.
KCSG Television William "Bill" Vernon (November 28, 1944 - October 5, 2013) (ST. GEORGE, Utah) - William "Bill" Vernon passed away October 5, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born November 28, 1944 in Oneida, Kentucky to Roy and Dorothy Vernon. He married Margaret Anne Linford on June 9, 1962 in Manchester, Kentucky.
Bill was a longtime resident of St. George. He was a bricklayer by trade and worked on many homes and buildings in St. George. He was an active member of the St. George Lion’s Club for many years and considered each of them his brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Anne; children: Tom (Wendy) Vernon, Tami McCloughan, and Tracy Williams all of St. George; 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and sister, Patty (Bobby) Henson of Frankfort, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, 1 sister, and grandson, Tyler Grover.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Children’s Justice Center or P.A.W.S.
Funeral services were held October 10, 2013 at the Grace Episcopal Church, St. George, Utah. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221.
Ritchie Shannon Neeley, 43, of Tyner entered into eternal life Friday, October, 18, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Ritchie was born November 24, 1969 in Richmond, KY. to the union of Bruce Kendall Neeley and Doris Jean Wilson. He was a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer graduating second in his class. He was a member of the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his father, Bruce Neeley. He is survived by his mother Doris Jean Neeley, 2 Brothers; Greg and his wife Joyce Neeley and Joe and his wife Dixie Neeley both of Tyner, KY., 3 Nieces; Haylee, Bethany and Jean, 2 Nephews; Will and Glenn all of Tyner, and 2 very special friends Billie Elan and Danny Allen.
Visitation will be 6 pm Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Dobson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1 pm Monday, October 21, 2013 at Dobson Funeral Home with Bro. Eddie Judd and Pastor Thomas Trammell officiating. Burial with be in the Liberty Cemetery, Egypt, KY. Pall Bearers are Will Neeley, Glenn Neeley, Doug Neeley, Jamie Strong, Jeff Neeley, Keith Neeley, and Robbie Abner. Honoray Pall Bearers are Billy Webb, Michael Neeley, Billy Gray, and Larry Smith.
Arrangements entrusted to Doug Dobson of Dobson Funeral Home.
Preston G. “Bubba” Hacker, age 63 of Cincinnati, formerly of Clay County, departed this life on Thursday, October 17th, at the Franciscan West Hospice Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the devoted husband of Christine Hacker, loving father of Sean Hacker, cherished grandfather of Layne (Emily) Puls, dear brother of Geraldine Merida, Patricia Kenney, Vernon Hacker, Roland Hacker, Deborah Holmes and the late Joe Hacker, Richard Hacker and Irene Hacker, also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. He was the son of the late James Pearl and Lucy Hacker of Manchester.
Visitation will be on Monday at 11 A.M, followed by a 1 PM Funeral Service at the Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home, 2880 Boudinot Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45238. If desired contributions may be made to Preston’s wife or son in lieu of flowers:
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Clay County Native Rev. Robert (Bob) Franklin Lucas died October 15
Rev. Robert (Bob) Franklin Lucas went home to be with Jesus, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at the age 94. He was born in Manchester, Ky., July 10, 1919. Bob married Ona Theresa Kannedy in Springfield, Ohio, Dec. 24, 1941, and is a WWII vet who served for three years, from 1942 to 1945, in France, England and Germany.
At the age of 17, Bob told God, "If you are real, make yourself real to me." God heard and made Himself very real in Bob's life and ministry. Bob and Ona pastored in Las Cruces, N.M. 1955-1965 and again 1971-1975; Billings, 1965-1968, and returned to Billings 1988; Yakima, Wash., 1968-1971; in El Paso, Texas, 1975-1988.
Bob also filled the pulpits for pastor friends in the Billings area and Jerome, Idaho, after his "retirement." For the last five weeks of his life, he ministered as a resident at Beartooth Manor, in Columbus, Mont. He loved to pray with and for others, and give devotion when asked. He was scheduled to give devotions on the day he passed, titled, "The End." Included in that message are these words, "In Christ, the end is only the beginning."
Bob is preceded in death by his wife Ona (Oct. 16, 2012), and two sisters. He is survived by five daughters, Linda Williamson (Milt), Carolyn Everard (Jim) of Billings, Candy Onoszko (Ed) of Laurel; Dena Gunn (Brad Fredrickson) of Evanston, Wyo., and Kelly Montague of Foley, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.
Memorial services will be held at Parkhill Assembly of God at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made in his honor to:
New Mexico Church of God Youth Camp c/o Cheryl Gillis P.O. Box 205 Hatch, NM 87937
Alfred Wilson, 89, native of Clay County died October 20
Alfred Wilson, 89, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. He was born June 19, 1924 in Clay County, Ky., the son of the late Alfred and Hettie Bond Wilson. He was the former owner of Laurel Elec-Troll; was retired from the Federal Aviation Administration, a 60 year member of the Masonic Lodge No. 144, a veteran and P.O.W. of World War II, and a member of First Baptist Church of East Bernstadt. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Mullins Wilson; three sons, Douglas David Wilson and wife Maxine of Clinton, Tenn., Darrel Ray Wilson and wife Roxanne of Indianapolis, Ind., and Ronald Kevin Wilson and wife, Greta of Cox’s Creek, Ky.
He is also survived by two sisters, Reba Robbins of Goshen, Ohio, and Grace Vaughn and husband Jim of West Chester, Ohio; a brother, Ralph Wilson and wife Geneva of Lake Wales, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Lois Hays and husband Leonard of Berea, Ky., and Margie Mullins also of Berea; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; plus a host of other relatives and friends who mourn his passing.
Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Roger Barry Wilson; four brothers, Burchel, Harvey, David, and Vernon; and a sister, Beulah Ward.
Burial was at Cumberland Memorial Gardens, Lily, Ky. Military honors were by the local DAV. Honorary pallbearers were the Men’s Bible Class at East Bernstadt Baptist Church.
Oredith Jones, native of Manchester, died October 22
Oredith Jones, age 83, of Centerville, died Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at Reid Hospital. Born January 23, 1930, in Manchester, Kentucky, to John and Opal Smith Downey, she had lived in Richmond since 1965. Oredith enjoyed gardening, sewing, working in the yard, and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include her sons, Verlon (Cindy) Jones of Georgia, Doug (Nancy) Jones of Muncie, Chuck (Priscilla) Jones of Centerville, and Donnie (Jan-Eva) Jones of Richmond; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Georgia Parks of Cincinnati, Ohio; brother, Herlis Downey of Manchester, Kentucky; nieces; and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. David Jones, who died in 1996; parents; sons, Kenneth and Carl Jones; brothers, Gilbert and Charles Douglas Downey; and sister, Vergie Henson.
Burial was in the Earlham Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church of the donor's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at:
Elbert Smith, native of Clay County, died October 21
Elbert Smith, 85, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. Born Oct. 4, 1928 in Clay County, Ky., he was the son of the late Chester and Helen Hoskins Smith. He was a retired employee of Laurel Bargo Vault Company, a member of the Laurel River United Baptist Church, and a veteran of the United States Army.
He was united in marriage to Lorena Smallwood Smith who survives. He is also survived by three children, Tony Smith and wife Sherry, Clifton Smith and wife Flora and Patricia Jones and husband Michael, all of London; a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Smith of Annville, Ky.; two sisters, Mary Mills and Nancy Wyatt; three brothers, Roscoe, Russell and Raleigh Smith, all of London; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren, plus a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Smith; a grandson, Joshua Jones; and two siblings, Cordy and Stella Sizemore.
Funeral service was held Oct. 24 in the chapel of Bowling Funeral Home with Terry Amburgey officiating. Burial followed in the Campground Cemetery.
Gillis Thompson, native of Clay County, died October 26
Gillis Thompson, 81, London, Ky., passed away Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at his residence. He was born on Jan. 29, 1932, in Clay County, Ky., the son of the late Bob and Ina Wagers Thompson.
He was united in marriage to Wealthy Hubbard Thompson, who survives of London. He is also survived by five children, Larry Thompson and wife, Charlene, Brenda Grimes and husband, Gary, all of London, Linda Smith and husband, Joe, of Pittsburg, Rick Thompson and wife, Jackie, of Johnson City, Tenn., and Tim Thompson of London; two sisters, Judy Baker of London and Eunice Halcomb of Whitesburg; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, plus a host of other friends and relatives to mourn his passing.
He was a former mechanic and restaurant operator and was a member of White Hall Baptist Church.
Funeral service was conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 at the Bowling Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Helton officiating. Burial followed in the New Salem Cemetery, Pittsburg. Pallbearers were Bobby, Doug, Jason and Eddie Thompson, Bobby Joe Smith and Jeff Hundley.
J.C. Bush, 87, of Bush Road, Manchester, Ky., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center in Brodhead, Ky. Funeral service for J.C. Bush will be conducted at 12 noon Friday, Nov. 15, in London Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Burns, Jerry Holland, and Jerry McKinley Holland officiating.
Burial will follow at Hoskins Cemetery at Red Bird, Ky.
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