Post by Local News on May 11, 2012 21:25:58 GMT -5
Edna Marie (Hollin) Warren, Born in Clay County
Edna Marie (Hollin) Warren, 91, a resident of Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg, formerly of Crothersville, passed away at 10:15 PM on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Born October 1, 1920, in Clay County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of John and Myrtle (Robinson) Hollin who are both deceased.
On June 15, 1943 in Goldsboro, North Carolina she married Lionel Guthrie Warren who preceded her in death on January 16, 2003. Edna worked hard all of her life, she retired from H.O. Canfields in Seymour, was also employed at the old U.S. Shoe Corp., and the Powder Plant in Charlestown.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Crothersville, was a cofounder and member of the VFW ladies auxiliary post # 1083, was an excellent cook, enjoyed flowers & gardening, and loved all of her family deeply.
She is survived by six children, John (Shirley) Chandler of Houston, TX, Jean Chandler Skarbovik of Crothersville, Linda Carter of Scottsburg, Lydia (Frank) Prewitt of Seymour, Anita Nicholson of Indianapolis, Lori (Larry) Clark of Seymour, sister, Bertha Money of Carmi, Ill, twenty two grandchildren, thirty three great grandchildren & four great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, four sisters, a son, Mike Warren, son and daughter in law Larry & Esther Warren, son in law, Jim Curl, & great great grandson, Michael Bradford.
A grandson Brett Nolan Chandler will conduct funeral services at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given to the Crothersville Cemetery or Donor’s Choice c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.
Gil Rosenberg, 57, died May 5 in an automobile crash on Interstate 75 in Fayette County. His family and friends said he lived by those words as he advocated for farm workers, undocumented Hispanics, and others in the Bluegrass. In the late 1990s, Mr. Rosenberg co-founded the Migrant Network Coalition a broadbased group of public and private organizations advocating for Hispanics.
Mr. Rosenberg, who lived in Berea, taught sociology at Eastern Kentucky University's campuses in Manchester and Lancaster and Danville and at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Mr. Rosenberg worked for migrant health clinics at the University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University and taught English as a second language for EKU adult education.
In 2009 and 2010, Mr. Rosenberg also taught English as a second language to the Spanish-speaking ballplayers on the Lexington Legends minor-league baseball team.
Memorial services were held Wednesday at Saint Clare Catholic Church in Berea.
Post by Local News on May 18, 2012 12:10:34 GMT -5
Shane Derrick "Doc" Owens, son of Ronnie Owens of Burning Springs
Shane Derrick “Doc” Owens, 30, formerly of Shady Point, OK died Thursday, May 10, 2012 in Orlando, FL. Shane was born December 3, 1981 in Hyden, KY. He was a Paramedic in Orlando, FL, an Iraq war veteran and a Medic in the US Army Reserves.
He is survived by his parents, Brenda Shelton of Shady Point, OK and Ronnie Owens of Burning Springs, KY; sister & brothers, Brittany Owens & family, Heath Owens all of Poteau, OK, Christopher Owens & family of Red Oak, OK; an honorary brother, Stewart Eubanks and family of Orlando, FL; along with grandparents, Ronald and Doris Shelton of Shady Point, OK and Abbie Owens Brumley and Walter Brumley of Manchester, KY; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and brothers and sisters in both the Army and EMS with whom he served.
Services will be 1 pm, Monday, May 21, 2012 graveside at the Fort Smith National Cemetery, Fort Smith, AR with Rev. Steve Hughes officiating. Pallbearers will be Stewart Eubanks, Chris Owens, Heath Owens and Randall Shelton. The family will be at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 pm to visit with relatives & friends.
Elva Potter McClain, 98, London, Ky., passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012. Born Oct. 30, 1913 in Clay County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Jasper and Amelia Neal Potter. She was a retired nurses aide and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward McClain; and four children, Willa Atchison, Kenneth McClain, Irene Newby and Gloria Wilkins.
Survivors include six children, Celia Thompson and husband, Rick Bowlding, Maryland, Bobby McClain and wife, Bobbye, Ralph McClain and wife, Barbara, Dan McClain and wife, Barbara and Mike McClain and wife, Faye, all of London, and Eddie McClain and wife, Llona, of California; a brother, Gene Potter, Ohio; 29 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren; plus a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19 in the chapel of Bowling Funeral Home with Greg Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in the McKee Cemetery, London.
Vernon Bowling, 63, Radford Road, East Bernstadt, Ky., passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012, at his residence. Born April 10, 1949 in Clay County, Ky., he was the son of the late Ernest and Ella Collins Bowling. He was a coal miner and member of the 4 Wheeler Club in Harlan County, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dennis Bowling, Kenneth Bowling and Dallas Wayne Bowling; and a sister, Christine Holter.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice Mills Bowling, East Bernstadt; three daughters, Mary Ellen Bowling, Marcella Hensley and husband, Chris, and Christine Trieschman and husband, Bob, all of East Bernstadt; brothers, Roger Bowling and wife, Marsha, London, and Roland Bowling and wife, Wilma, Manchester; sisters, Billie Sue Harris and husband, Ernie, London, and Earnestine Wooten, Leslie County, Ky.; five grandchildren, Vernon Bryan Hensley, Ralph Dominick Hensley, Christopher Ethan Hensley, Scarlet Dakota Trieschman and Damien Drake Trieschman, all of East Bernstadt; and special friends, Dennis and Bea Zimmerman, East Bernstadt.
The funeral was held Thursday, May 17 at London Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Bowling Cemetery, East Bernstdt.
LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Exel Hugh “E.H.” Root, 78, London, Ky., passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012, at his residence. Born Feb. 26, 1934 in Clay County, Ky., he was the son of the late William and Mae Bruner Root. He was a retired coal miner and member of Freedom United Baptist Chursch.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Phyllis Anderson. Survivors include his wife, Pearl Lewis Root, London; son, Keith Root and wife, Cheryl, London; daughters, Kay McCracken and husband, Jim, London, and Kathy Chandler and husband, G.W., St. Augustine, Fla.; three sisters, Claudia Curry and Eva Jarvis, both of London, and Pearl Chadwell, Seymour, Ind.; three brothers, Carl Root, Johnny Root and Jimmy Root, all of London; four grandchildren, Chastity Bradley and husband, Rob, Melanie Callahan and husband, Shane, Alisa Houchens and husband, Charlie and Hillary Root; and four great-grandchildren, Cole and Wesley Bradley, Tanner Houchens and Blakely Callahan.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Bowling Funeral Home with Randy Philpot officiating. Burial followed in Freedom Cemetery, Bush community.
Claiborne Progress William Earl Bell, brother of Stephen Bell of Manchester
William Earl Bell, 73, of Moran, Indiana, died May 28, 2012, at Methodist Hospital, in Indianapolis. He was born February 7, 1939, in Tazewell, TN, to parents William Elisha & Gracie (Bolden) Bell. He married Bonnie Lou Williams on May 17, 1981 in Frankfort and she survives.
Mr. Bell attended school in Tazewell, TN and lived there until moving to Frankfort in 1981. He worked for Fairfield Contractors in Lafayette as a pipe layer until retiring in May of 2009. He attended the New Life Assembly of God and loved bluegrass music.
Family - Wife: Bonnie Bell of Moran. Three sons: William D. Bell of Frankfort; Kevin L. Bell (Angie) of Monticello; Robert A. Bell of Atlanta, PA. One daughter: Deborah S. Bell of Columbus, IN. Three brothers: Bobby H. Bell (Jamie) of West Point, IN; Emanuel M. Bell (Margie) of Lafayette; Steven Bell of Manchester, KY. Three sisters: Mary Edith ‘Polly’ Gibson of Tazewell, TN; Madge Lou Kuhlman (Mark) of Continental, OH; Kathy Bell of Miamisburg, OH. Half Sister: Beatrice Brewer of Tazewell, TN. Several grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Lloyd, Jessie and Roy Bell, one sister, Etheleen McCloud and infant twin siblings, Hessie and Harry Bell.
A memorial service was held May 31, 2012, at the New Life Assembly of God Church, Frankfort, IN. Online condolences may be made at:
Dr. D. LaMar Keiser, 69, Danville, Ky., passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012. Born June 10, 1942, he was the son of the late Ernest Bradford and Dora Elizabeth Eades Keiser. He attended Ohio State University for both undergraduate and dental school, playing for seven years in the Ohio State marching band. LaMar practiced general dentistry in Danville from 1969-1990 and at Red Bird Mission in Clay County from 1990-2011.
He was a member of the original Advocate Messenger Brass Band in Danville and was a charter member of the KY Bass Club. He is a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. LaMar was an avid sportsman who loved hunting, fishing, guiding his dogs and being outdoors.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Virginia; a daughter, Deborah; a son, Gordy, his wife Kirstin and their son Henry; and adopted nephew, Lucian.
A Celebration of Life Service was held Wednesday, June 6 at Danville Centenary Methodist Christian Life Center by Dr. Quentin Scholtz and Rev. Walter Brown Sizemore.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Wilderness Trace Child Development Center in Danville.
Post by Masonic News on Jun 10, 2012 16:53:19 GMT -5
Masonic services for Orin Byrd will be held Monday at 7 PM
Orin Byrd, member of Oneida Lodge #736
Orin Byrd 77 died departed this life on Friday, June 8th, 2012 being 77 years, 6 months and 24 days of age.
Visitation: 6:00 PM Mon, June 11th at Bowling Funeral Home
Funeral Service: 4:00 PM Tues. June 12th at Bowling Funeral Home
Interment: Byrd Cemetery in East Bernstadt, KY
Orin Byrd was born on November 14, 1934 in Clay County, Kentucky, the son of Gilbert and Maude Hudson Byrd who preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Yvonne Arnett who survives. He is also survived by one son, Phillip Byrd and wife Amanda of East Bernstadt, Kentucky, two daughters, Kimberly Ridner and husband Dennis of Buckeye, Arizona and Karen Lee Vandy and husband George of Topeka, Kansas, one step-son, David Lawson and wife Jacqueline of Dayton, one brother, Theo Byrd of Tyner, Kentucky, three sisters, Orvine Douglas Byrd of Norwood, Ohio, Eulene Gabbard of Island City, Kentucky and Nadine Murray of Newport Ritchie, Florida, eleven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren plus a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Besides his parents he was also preceded by one child, Gloria Lee Byrd.
He was a retired supervisor in a textile company, a 32nd degree mason in the Oneida Lodge #736, and a member of the First Baptist Church in East Bernstadt.
Fredia R. Horn, 63, of Bellevue, passed away early Sunday morning, June 17, 2012, at her home.She was born Oct. 22, 1948, in Manchester, Ky., daughter of the late Virgil and Minerva (Sibert) Smith. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Fredia is survived by her husband of 12 years Daniel L. Horn; daughter Laura Gonzales; three sons, Anthony “Glenn,” Terry and Jerry Hatfield; six grandchildren; three brothers, Clayton, Vernon and Ronnie “Gene” Smith; nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she also was preceded in death by two brothers, Darrel and Herman Smith.
Private family services will take place later. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to:
Stein Hospice Service, Inc. 1200 Sycamore Line Sandusky, OH 44870
Arrangements are entrusted to David F. Koch Funeral Home, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Your memories and words of comfort may be expressed to the family at:
sentinel-echo.com Estill Wayne ‘Toby’ Gregory, buried in Gregory Cemetery in Manchester
Estill Wayne “Toby” Gregory, 58, of London, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012, at his residence. He was born on September 28, 1953, in Laurel County, Ky., the son of the late Henry and Eva Pearl Burkhart Gregory. He was a farmer.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by five brothers, Earl, Bonnie, Ray, Clyde and Elmer Gregory. Survivors include his wife, Rita Roark Gregory of London; one daughter, Jennifer Gregory of London; three sisters, Viola Creech and Winnie Jones, both of London; Mary Alice Hinkle of Brookville, Ind.; three brothers, Clay Gregory and Joe Gregory, both of London; and Albert Gregory of Chatsworth, Ga.; one grandson, plus a host of other friends and relatives to mourn his passing.
Funeral services for Estill Wayne “Toby” Gregory were conducted at Bowling Funeral Home Chapel with Bernard Ellison officiating. Burial followed in the Gregory Cemetery at Manchester.
sentinel-echo.com William Bradley Hellard, father of Bonnie Reed (Gordon) of Manchester
William Bradley Hellard, 86, of East Bernstadt, Ky., passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at his residence with his family. Born Sept. 25, 1925 in Rockcastle County, Ky., he was the son of Andrew Jackson Hellard and Gracie Mounce Hellard who preceded him in death.
He was also preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Danny Adams and Wayne Durham; a grandchild, Jerry Poynter Jr.; three brothers, George Hellard, Leon Hellard and James Hellard; and three sisters, Bessie Hellard, Verdie Whitt and Rosa Mink.
He was united in marriage Sept. 8, 1943 to Mabel Decker Hellard who survives. They were married for 68 years. Their union was blessed with six children, one son and five daughters who survive, William Bobby Hellard (Vickie) of East Bernstadt, Helen Durham of Livingston, Wilene Hellard of Danville, Jo Ann Fortney (Jonas) of East Bernstadt, Verla Poynter (Dr. Jerry) of East Bernstadt, and Bonnie Reed (Gordon) of Manchester.
He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Janis Durham of Lexington, Bradley Fortney (Christie), Cliffton Hellard (Chastity), Raina Brown (Jeffrey) of East Bernstadt, Mitchell Durham of Berea, Gregory Poynter (Misty), and Jordan Kirby (Crystal) of London; eight great-grandchildren, Barrett Brown, Katie Fortney, William Cliffton Hellard, Gabrielle Poynter, Walton Cole Hellard, Alexander Poynter, Christina Wolfe and Sebastian Wolfe; and a sister Anna Lois Whitt of Mt. Vernon.
He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was serving in the Civil Conservation Corp. when it was disbanded in 1941. He spent many years working as a superintendent of bridge construction for Greer & Woodson, Greer Brothers and Young, T. C. Young, R. C. Durr, and K & K Construction. He supervised the construction of hundreds of bridges and culverts on I-75, state highways, and county roads across the state of Kentucky.
Funeral services were conducted in the chapel of London Funeral Home with Jerry Brown officiating.
Dr. Glenn Bruner, 76, of La Grange, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012. Dr. Bruner was born September 6, 1935 in Clay County, Kentucky to the late Walter and Hazel Martin Bruner. Glenn had a strong love for Jesus. He graduated in 1965 from Loyola Dental School and began his dental practice in Palatine, Illinois where he served the community for forty two years. Dr. Bruner was a member of the American Dental Association and the Northwest Suburban Dental Society where he served on the Peer Review Board. Glenn served four years with the United States Marine Corps. He was fascinated and enjoyed automobiles and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
A service of remembrance was held Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Rouse Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Kay Ward officiating. Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery.
Dr. Bruner is survived by two children, Paula Martin Bruner of New Orleans, LA and Tristan Bruner and wife, Cindy of La Grange; two grandchildren whom he adored, Noel and Holly Bruner; his former wife of thirty four years and best friend, Ollie S. Bruner of La Grange; and two sisters, Lillie Young of Corbin, KY and Cathy Cook of Dayton, OH. In addition to his parents, Glenn was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Eugene Bruner.
Memorials may be made to:
Hickory Grove United Methodist Church c/o Stanley Sutton 1832 Sutton Shortcut Road La Grange, NC 28551
Lloyd Whitehead, 88, of Norwalk, passed away Friday, July 6, 2012 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 12, 1923, in Manchester, Ky., son of the late Alvin and Alice (Eversol) Whitehead. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He worked at Ford Motor Co. on the assembly line for 31 years.
He was an avid fan of the Kentucky Wild Cats and Cleveland sports teams. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting in his earlier years.
He is survived by his wife Joyce (Gregory) Whitehead, of Norwalk; children, Roy Glenn (Vivian) Whitehead, Bobbie Gail (Matthew) Whitehead-Kean and Wayne (Barbara) Whitehead, all of Norwalk; five grandchildren; a stepgrandson; three great-grandchildren; and brother Bill (Bessie) Whitehead, of Garrard, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer Whitehead, Ted Whitehead, Renis Whitehead and Roy Whitehead; and sisters, Ruby Whitehead, Mettie Griffin and Edith Webb.
Services were held Tuesday, July 10 at Evans Funeral Home. Burial with military honors followed at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to:
Stein Hospice 1200 Sycamore Line Sandusky, OH 44870
Betty Philpot, 76, the wife of Lois Sherman Philpot, Rockcastle Road, Manchester, Ky., passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at UK Chandler Medical Center, Lexington.
Funeral services were conducted at noon Saturday, July 7 in the chapel of House-Rawlings Funeral Home with Brother Dennis Hammack officiating. Burial followed in Philpot-Hensley Cemetery, Manchester, Ky.
Stanley Martin valued education whether it was emphasizing it to his children or teaching almost three decades at a prison. Mr. Martin, 73, of Hamilton Township in Warren County, died July 6 at The Jewish Hospital in Kenwood.
One of nine, he grew up poor in Manchester, Ky, and graduated from Manchester High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education and later a master’s degree in criminal justice at Eastern Kentucky University. While in college before he earned his degree, he taught at a one-room school in his native Clay County, Ky.
He spent 29 years as an educational instructor for the Lebanon Correctional Institution, a state prison in Warren County where he taught adult inmates first through sixth grade material.
Survivors include his wife Marilyn Martin of Hamilton Township, sisters Martha Copenhaver of Liberty Township, Mallie Collett of Manchester, Ky., Lola Mae Killion of London, Ky. and brothers Joel Martin of London, Ky., Hershel Martin of Cincinnati. Also surviving are two grandchildren.
Services have been held. Memorials:
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Tri-State Southern Ohio chapter 2300 Wall St., Suite H Cincinnati, OH 45212
March of Dimes, Ohio chapter 10806 Kenwood Road Cincinnati, OH, 45242
quadcitiesdaily.com Marcus Abraham Wells, Jr., son-in-law of Roy and Lois Scott of Manchaester By Lynn McMillen
Marcus Abraham Wells, Jr., 56, of Florence, AL, passed away July 15, 2012 at home in the arms of his loving wife. Mr. Wells was a Project Engineer and a member of a Non-Denominational Church.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Wells (daughter of Roy and Lois Scott of Manchaester, KY); sons, Marcus A. Wells III of Louisville, KY, John Wells and wife Tara of Louisville, KY and Mathew Wells of Greenwood, SC; daughter, Catherine Elizabeth “Libby” Wells of Louisville, KY; mother, Joyce Louise Wells; step-daughter, Jennifer Nunn and husband Keith of Manchester, KY; brothers, Ken Wells and wife Joan of Lisben Falls, Maine and Bobby Wells and wife Lynn of Lacey Springs, AL; sister, Joyce Sumok and husband John of Worthington, IN; granddaughter, Scarlet Wells; and nephew, Alex Wells.
Mr. Wells was preceded in death by his father Marcus Abraham Wells Sr. and his grandson William Scott Dezarn.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 11-1:00 P.M. at Greenhill Funeral Home. The Memorial Service will be follow at 1:00 P.M. with Bro. Mark Woodruff officiating.
Post by Local News on Jul 21, 2012 16:18:44 GMT -5
Donald Ray Butler Jr. buried in the Grubb Cemetery in Manchester
Donald Ray Butler Jr., 42, East Bernstadt, Ky., passed away Friday, July 13, 2012. Born June 11, 1970 in Birmingham, Ala., he was the son of Donald Ray Butler Sr., Corbin, Ky., and the late Shirley Jean Mullins Butler. He was a self construction contractor, and a member of New Harvest Baptist Church.
Survivors include his father; his wife, Katherine Delana Grubb Butler, East Bernstadt, Ky.; stepmother, Betty Ruth Butler, Corbin; two children, Courtney Walker, Berea, Ky., and Brett Ryan Butler, Corbin; a sister, Tammy Lynn Adams, Maryville, Tenn.; two brothers, Danny Earl Butler, Georgetown, Ky., and Phillip Dewayne Butler, Waynesboro, Pa.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 17 in the chapel of Bowling Funeral Home with James Allen officiating. Burial followed in Grubb Cemetery, Manchester, Ky.
Pallbearers were Cody Begley, Austin Begley, Ronnie Gentry, Jimmy Durham, Doug Phelps, Robert Frost and Doron Smith.
Post by Local News on Jul 21, 2012 16:20:40 GMT -5
Larry Edward Gabbard, buried in the Adams Family Cemetery in Manchester
Larry Edward Gabbard, 60, Marblerock Way, Lexington, Ky., passed away Monday, July 9, 2012, at Saint Joseph Hospice Care Center, Lexington, Ky. Born May 8, 1952 in London, Ky., he was the son of the late Grove Jr. and Thelma Jean Adams Gabbard. He was a machinist for a book binding company and a Christian.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Daryle Wayne Gabbard.
Survivors include his wife, Doris (Loh) Gabbard, Lexington, Ky.; daughters, Raven Booth, Garden City, Mich., and Dana Hanzel, Taylor, Mich.; three sisters, Wendy Philpot, London, Ky., Pam Arnold, Ferndale, Mich., and Carmen Linkous, Winchester, Ky.; and three grandchildren, Miranda Booth, Collin Dmytrusz and Kyle Dmytrusz.
The funeral was July 12 in the chapel of London Funeral Home with Terry Gabbard and Fang Loh officiating. Burial followed in the Adams Family Cemetery, Manchester.
Post by Local News on Jul 21, 2012 16:40:26 GMT -5
Maggie Jane Moberly, Retired Clay County teacher
Maggie Jane Maggard Moberly, 101, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012. Born in Benge, Ky., May 7, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Martha Creech Maggard. She was a teacher for 42 years with the Clay County Board of Education, and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, Clay County.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 47 years, Augustus Everett Moberly; and two grandchildren, Kathy Hibbard and Debra Moore.
Mrs. Maggard is survived by her children, Christine Brasseale, Frankfort, Ky., Wanda Mundy, North Augusta, S.C., Jackie Keith, London, and Jess Everett Moberly, Manchester, Ky.; eight grandchildren, Carol Storm, Steve Hibbard, Philip Hibbard, Susan King, Hugh Hibbard, Amy Johns, Jason Keith and Aprile Keith; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other friends and relatives to mourn her passing.
Funeral services were conducted July 16 in the chapel of House-Rawlings Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Felty and the Rev. Charlie Goodman officiating. Burial followed in the Lincks Cemetery, Fogertown (Clay County).
Willie Gregory, 82, Grubb Road, London, Ky., passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at his residence. Born March 23, 1930 in Clay County, Ky., he was the son of the late Wade and Sally Rowland Gregory. He was a retired tipple operator for Shamrock Coal and a member of Victory Lighthouse Holiness Church, London.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters, Alpha Gregory, Alberta Gregory and Imojean Lawson.
Survivors include his wife, Twila Mae Robert Gregory, whom he was married to for 60 years; two sons, Norman Gregory and wife, Dianne and Lynn Gregory and wife, Bobbie, both of London; two daughters, Patty Woods and husband, Darrell, London, and Wilma Jarvis and husband, Don, Manchester, Ky.; six grandchildren, Michael Gregory and wife, Shelia, Lori Neal and husband, Danny, Danny Jarvis and wife, Marietta, Amy Cobb and husband, Jason, all of London, Renee Buttery and husband, Bobby, Manchester, and Chasity Davis and husband, Allen, Brent, Ala.; and 11 great-grandchildren, Lucas Gregory, Hannah, Haley and Joshua Neal, Kara and Caleb Davis, Bethany and Benjamin Buttery, Logan and Emily Cobb, and Shelby Jarvis.
Funeral services were conducted July 20 in the chapel of London Funeral Home with Brother Danny Scott, Brother Ronnie Lee Napier and Brother Chris Roper officiating. Burial followed in Rough Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Allen Davis, Michael Gregory, Bobby Buttery, Danny Wade Jarvis, Darrell Woods, Jason Cobb and Jamie Davis.
TULSA, Okla. — Blaine Fleming died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, after a long battle with prostate cancer. Blaine comes from a long line of patriots, the first being Samson Battis, who earned his freedom in the American Revolution. However, Blaine did not serve his nation as he would have preferred. He had run away from home at the age of 16 and would have had to provide his true birth certificate, and by that time he had changed his name from Israel Banks Harris Jr.
He is survived by two daughters, Mary Elaine Fleming of Hot Springs, Ark., and Raylene Elaina Tetu of York, Maine; three grandchildren, Aydriana, Carlos and Selena Tetu; one known sibling, Norman Paul Harris of Manchester, Ky.; many nieces and nephews; close friend Patricia Shaver; and many other friends who will miss his company. The possibility of other children and grandchildren does exist. It is unknown if siblings Priscilla Harris Christen and Edgar Harris are still living.
Blaine was preceded in death by his parents, Israel Banks Harris and Hazel Betty Wiggin, and brother Robert L. Harris.
There will be no service. If desired, donations may be made to a local hospice.
Nellie Woods Osborne, 86, Allen School Road, East Bernstadt, Ky., passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly. She was born March 24, 1926 in Hyden, Ky., the daughter of the late Chester and Ellar Sizemore Woods. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Edna Watts; and a great-granchild.
She is survived by her husband, Curt Osborne, who she married on Nov. 8, 1943 in Hyden, Ky.; five children, Kenneth Ray Osborne and wife, Audrey of Manchester, Imogene Yarnell of East Bernstadt, James Harold Osborne of East Bernstadt, Larry Osborne and wife, Patrena of Shiloh, Ohio and Curtis Osborne of East Bernstadt; three sisters, Juanita Jones of London, and Alice Williams and Lois Putman both of Michigan; a brother, Lige Woods of East Bernstadt, 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchilldren.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hazel Green Holiness Church with Bros. Gary Lacy and Eldon Browning officiating. Burial followed in the Osborne Family Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jeff Burkhart, Jody Burkhart, Daniel Osborne, Steven Osborne, Jerry Abner, Randy Osborne and Kendall Osborne. Honorary pallbearers were Josh Osborne and Derek LeMarbe.
House–Rawlings Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Vivian Jackson, 70, of Worthville, Ky., died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at her residence. She was born Feb. 5, 1942, in Clay County, Ky., the daughter of Marble and Henretta Reynolds Gross. She was a housewife and a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses Church.
She is survived by her husband, James Jackson; two sisters, Mary Lee Yeary of Carrollton, Ky., and Wanda Peters of Worthville, Ky.; and four brothers, John C. Gross of Sand Gap, Ky., Randall Gross of Versailles, Lowell Gross and Wallace Gross, both of Worthville, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Barbara Hartstock, Aliey Stewart and Catherine Trosper; and two brothers, Ernest Gross and Clarence Gross.
Gena Mae Finley Wagers, 81, London, Ky., formerly of Manchester, Ky., passed away Monday, July 23, 2012, at Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly. Born Dec. 9, 1930 in Clay County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Nelson and Elsie Hensley Lipps. She was a retired Clay County teacher.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dr. Lyman F. Wagers; and a daughter, Rose Finley House. Survivors include a son, Larry Finley and wife, Michelle, London; eight grandchildren, Rob House, Hillary House, Wes Finley, Tiffany Bourne, Dustin Finley, Shelbie Huff, Jamie Huff and Macie Finley; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Saturday at the House-Rawlings Funeral Home with Brother Rusty Roberts officiating. Entombment followed in Cumberland Memorial Gardens, Lily.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Roberts, James Carnahan, Morris Finley, Kevin Finley, Jamie Finley and Tim Finley.