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Elma Gertrude Puckett Irvin 1933 - 2008
Elma Gertrude Puckett Irvin, age 75, of Rawcel Heights, Morehead, Kentucky, passed away Monday, June 23, 2008, at the St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead after an extended illness.
Born May 6, 1933, in Rowan County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Monnie Belle Sparks Puckett.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Marvin Puckett, and two sisters, Linda and Geneva Puckett.
Elma is survived by one daughter, Robin Lands and her husband Roy of Soldier, Kentucky; two grandchildren, Matthew Lands and Valarie and Adam Lands and Sunshine; and four great grandchildren, Samantha Parker, Ivory Dixon, Hannah Lands, and Wrangler Lands.
Also surviving are four brothers, Clayton Puckett of Olive Hill, Kentucky, Jimmy Puckett of Morehead, Kentucky, Robbie Puckett of Soldier, Kentucky, Mike Puckett of Winston Salem, North Carolina; five sisters, Violet Fields of Demopolis, Alabama, Pauline Terry of Olive Hill, Kentucky, Jackie Howard of Morehead, Kentucky, Diana Puckett of Morehead, Kentucky, Yvonne Sue Puckett of Winston Salem, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.
Elma was a member of the Upper Tygart Homemakers Club and enjoyed gardening and canning.  She was a member of the Church of God.
Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2008, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Brother Andy Lands officiating.  Burial will follow in the Clearfield Cemetery. 
Pallbearers were Rodney Puckett, Darren Puckett, David Puckett, Arnie Henderson, John Lands, and George Lands.
Visitation was after 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christian Social Services, 1446 E. Main Street, Morehead, KY 40351
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Gladys Louise Stamper Brown 1926 – 2008
MOREHEAD - Gladys Louise Stamper Brown, age 81, of Donna Street, Clearfield, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2008, at her residence.
She was born September 26, 1926, in Haldeman, Kentucky, and was the daughter of the late Mose Greene and Sarah Black Stamper.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers, William Greene, Arnold, Van, David, Ruben, and Other Stamper, and five sisters, Velva Harris, Ruth Schmit, Dixie Barker, Darlene Stamper, and Betty Jordan.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Othie Brown, and one infant daughter, Paula Kaye Brown.
Mrs. Brown is survived by three daughters, Donna Penix of Nashville, Tennessee, Priscilla Fouch and husband Gary of Clearfield, Kentucky, and Valerie Brown of Clearfield, Kentucky; one son, Jeff Brown of Euless, Texas; eight grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.
Mrs. Brown earned both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Morehead State University.  She was a retired social worker in Tennessee, and prior to moving to Tennessee worked in Head Start and senior citizen programs in the Morehead area.  She enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking, housekeeping, flowers, and gardening.  Mrs. Brown was a member of “The Father’s House” in LaVergne, Tennessee.
Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mike Pennington and the Rev. John Hatfield officiating.  Burial will follow in the Newsill Cemetery at Haldeman.
Pallbearers were Rodney Fouch, Mike Pierce, Ron Penix, Marcus McCleese, Travis McCleese, Bill Stamper, and Mike Stamper.
Visitation was after 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals.
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Thelma Strong Blair Smith 1917 – 2008
MOREHEAD—Thelma Strong Blair Smith, age 90, formerly of Morehead, Jackson, and Lexington, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
She was married to Dr. Harold Blair and had two children:   Jim Blair and the late Kay Blair Evans.  She is survived by her son, Jim Blair and his wife Ruth of Myrtle Beach, SC; two grandsons, Brian Evans and his wife Robyn of Dallas, TX, and Alan Evans and his wife Stephanie of Morehead; and four great grandchildren:  Audrey, Jamie, Chris, and Michael.
A memorial service will be held later.
Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals is caring for arrangements.
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Scott Wayne Frye, Sr., age 52, of Hawk Haven Drive, Morehead, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2008, at his residence.
Born March 21, 1956, in Lexington, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Oscar Luther and Betty Jane Farris Frye.
Scott is survived by his wife, Loretta Yarber Frye; four children, Joshua Frye and Lucy Frye, both at home, Scott Wayne Frye, Jr., of Western Kentucky; and Michelle Miskell of Tennessee; and one granddaughter, Zara Frye.
Other survivors include one brother, Oscar Frye, III, of Lexington, Kentucky, and two sisters, Kathy Frye of Lexington, Kentucky, and Constance Catron of Cynthiana, Kentucky.
Scott enjoyed farming, tinkering in his tool shed, and collecting model trains and oil lamps.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals.
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Britt Karrick, age 44, of Cincinnati Avenue, Lebanon, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at his residence.
Born April 21, 1964, in Salt Lick, Kentucky, he is the son of Alice Christine Hollar Karrick of Lebanon, Ohio, and George T. Karrick, who preceded him in death on October 26, 2006.
In addition to his mother, Britt is survived by one sister, Patricia C. Karrick; one brother, Roger Karrick; and one niece, Naomi Conner, all of Lebanon, Ohio.
Britt was of the Baptist Faith and enjoyed reading and studying Indian culture, astrology, and the Bible.
Graveside services and burial were conducted 11 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2008, at the Jones Cemetery in Midland, Kentucky, with the Rev. David Starcher officiating. 
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NAME          Jamie  Yvonne  Southwood-Francis
AGE              22
ADDRESS    Lost Creek
DAY & DATE OF DEATH      Sunday, May 18, 2008
PLACE OF DEATH     King's Daughter Medical Center - Ashland
SURVIVING PARENTS     James & Roseanne(Southwood) Noble - Clayhole
DAUGHTER     Jessalyn Dawn Francis - Clayhole
SURVIVING HUSBAND     Jessie Francis - Manchester
MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER     Katherine Southwood – Cynthiana
MATERNAL GRANDFATHER      Jessie Southwood – Clayhole
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS    Janice Sue Noble & the late Cornelius Noble - Hardshell
BROTHER      Nathan Noble - Hardshell
2 SISTERS         Christina & James Oaks – Cynthiana
                           Shana & Burlie Adams – Noctor
NIECE     Amber Dawn Willis – Cynthiana
NEPHEWS      Dawson Adams & Jeremy Adams - Noctor
HOST OF AUNTS, UNCLES, COUSINS & FRIENDS
TIME OF FUNERAL      Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 1:00PM
PLACE OF FUNERAL     Caney Creek Mennonite Church - Hardshell
MINISTER    Rev. Tommy Miller
PLACE OF BURIAL      Noble Cemetery - Hardshell
VISITATION       Monday, May 19, 6PM at the church
ADDITIONAL SERVICES      Monday, May 19, 7PM at the church
BREATHITT FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

NAME         Frank Turner
AGE            74
ADDRESS       Altro
DAY & DATE OF DEATH       Monday, June 2, 2008
PLACE OF DEATH     Residence
FACTS OF IMPORTANCE     deacon and member of Bowlings Creek Church of Christ
SURVIVING WIFE            Patricia Ann Turner - Altro
2 DAUGHTERS                Bonnie & Michael Cole – Altro
                                       Kim & Philip Holbrook – Jamestown, OH
2 SONS                           Jerry & Evalee Turner – Altro
                                        Jeff & Alma Turner - Altro
2 SISTERS                      Cindy Cole – Altro
                                         Daphne & Howard Mays - Booneville
5 BROTHERS                J. B. Turner – Cold Springs
                                       Mose & Eva Turner – Altro
                                       Clint & Sandy Turner – Falmouth
                                       Eugene & Donna Turner – Waco
                                       Silas & Arlene Turner – Altro
7 GRANDCHILDREN
3 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
TIME OF FUNERAL      Thursday, June 5, 2008, 1:00PM
PLACE OF FUNERAL     Bowlings Creek Church of Christ
MINISTER    Rev. Albert Little & Rev. Chris Turner
PLACE OF BURIAL     Billie Turner Family Cemetery – Bowlings Creek
VISITATION    Wednesday, 6PM at the funeral home
ADDITIONAL SERVICES    Wednesday, 7PM at the funeral home
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Alma Jean Allen, age 74, widow of Rupert Allen, 1838 Cat Creek Rd., Stanton, KY passed away Sunday, April 27, 2008 at her residence.  She was a daughter of the late Herbert and Hazel Baber Wells and attended Pine Hill Baptist Church in Irvine, KY.  Jean was a retired supervisor from Powell Manufacturing Co. and a homemaker.  In addition to her parents and her husband she was preceded in death by two brothers, Garvis and Monroe Wells; four sisters, Anna Louise and Jacklean Wells, Jearl Dean Smet and Mary Anderson.  Surviving relatives are two sons, Danny R. Allen and his wife Tami of Stanton, KY and Ronald Allen, Sr. and his wife Ruby of Clay City, KY; one daughter, Anita Williams and her husband Sam of Irvine, KY; two brothers, Ralph Wells and his wife Linda of Clay City, KY and Nila Rawling and his wife Rose of Winchester, KY; three sisters, Nellie Hall and her husband Franklin of Stanton, KY., Francis Delaine Highley and her husband Charles of Brookesville, FL., and Linda Walling of Clay City, KY; four grandchildren, Ronald Allen, II and his wife Emily, Anthony Allen, Corey Williams and Kyle Brewer and one great grandchild, Dalton Allen.  Funeral services officiated by Bro. Dennis Williams and Bro. Franklin Hall were held May 1, 2008 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, 125 West College Avenue in Stanton, KY.  Interment followed at the Kennon Cemetery in Clay City, KY.  Active pallbearers were Danny Allen, Sam Williams, Ronald Allen, II, Jerry Hensley, Farrell Thacker and Danny Lynch, Jr.  Arrangements were handled by the Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. 

Mary Lou Reffitt, age 84, Wilmington, NC., formerly of Menifee County passed away April 28, 2008 at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.  She was a homemaker, quilter and a member of the Botts Christian Church.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Wilda Wells and Henry Klatt and her husband, Dallas Reffitt; one daughter, Anna Sue Brewer; one grandson, Steven Roger Reffitt; one granddaughter, Roseanne Brewer and one sister, Opal Osborne.  She is survived by three sons, Waltor Roger Reffitt of Franklin, OH., Rodney Dean Reffitt of Middletown, OH., and Jerry Randall Reffitt of Wilmington, NC; three daughters, Doris Jean Banks, Waynesville, OH., Georgia Fern Moon, Lebanon, OH., and Linda Mae Reffitt, Middletown, OH; one sister, Ruth Wells, Middletown, OH; one brother, Oscar Paul Klatt also of Middletown, OH; eleven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.  Funeral services officiated by Rev. Jimmy Daulton were held May 3, 2008 at the Botts Christian Church.  Interment followed at the Welch-Morrison Cemetery.  Taul Funeral Homes, Inc was in charge of all the arrangements. 

Haylei Paige Holland, infant daughter of Ashley Evans went to be with Jesus on Thursday, April 24, 2008.  Haylei was born on December 7, 2007 in Richmond, KY and was loved by many.  Along with her mother, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Betsy Evans and Randy Ross; her paternal grandparents, aunts and uncles, all of Lee County, KY; and a host of other relatives and friends.  Funeral services were held April 27, 2008 at the Booneville Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Colburn officiating.  Interment followed at the Bush Cemetery in Delvinta, KY with the Booneville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Napier, age 82, of Hazard, KY., passed away Thursday, May 01, 2008 at the Hazard ARH hospital.  She is the daughter of the late William Wooton and the late Nancy Ann Holmes Wooton.  She is preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.  She is survived by her husband, Quinton Napier; one son, Michael Napier; two sisters, Billie Ann Harvey and Elizabeth White; two grandchildren, Michael Shawn Napier and Eric Lee Napier; two great grandchildren, Ali and Maggie, along with a host of family and friends.  Funeral services were held May 3, 2008 at the Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in Hazard, KY.  Interment followed at the Napier Cemetery in 16 Mile Creek, KY.  Maggard Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of all the arrangements.

Delvin Caudill, age 73, of Bulan KY, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at his residence.  He is the son of the late Brack Caudill and the late Maude Jones Caudill.  He is survived by his wife, Emma Sue Caudill; one daughter, Cassandra Watts; three sons, Tom Caudill, Freddie Dale Caudill and Louie Caudill; four sisters, Felicia Caudill, Corna Fugate, Josephine Fugate and Marge Noble; special granddaughter, Colie; five grandchildren, Tommy Lee, Happy, Brandon, Hope and Justin; two great grandchildren, Ethan and Drew; step grandson, Jamie and step granddaughter, Amy Chandler.  Funeral services were held May 2, 2008 at the Maggard Mtn. View Chapel with Rev. Clell Miller officiating.  Interment followed at the Mountain View Memorial Gardens in Hazard, KY.  Maggard Mtn. View Chapel was in charge of all the arrangements.

Mardoqueo Evaristo Picazo 1925 – 2008
Rev. Mardoqueo (Mardy) Picazo, retired missionary radio engineer, passed away on April 24th, 2008. He had lived at the former Overstreet farm near Hayes Crossing in Rowan County, Kentucky, since retirement in 1992. He died at the home of a granddaughter in Knoxville, Tennessee, where his family had moved him, in failing health this March, following the death of Rachael Overstreet Picazo, his wife of 62 years.
Mardy is survived by five children: a son Esteban Picazo (Brenda) of Springville, New York; a son Daniel Picazo (Celia) of Bethel, Alaska; a daughter Rachel Jenkins (George) of Morehead, Kentucky; a daughter Paula Boren (Jim) of Noblesville, Indiana; and a daughter Suzanna Hardin (Tom) of Boise, Idaho.  Also surviving are Mardy’s sister Ruth Escobedo (Oscar) of El Paso, Texas; a brother, Rev. Samuel Picazo (Gloria) of Fort Worth, Texas, twelve grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, ten nieces and three nephews.
Born in Marfa, Texas on January 3rd, 1925, to the late Rev. Evaristo and Delores Santos Picazo, Mardy was a US Navy WWII veteran, broadcast engineer, minister, missionary, and radio personality.
He was the first chief engineer of Lexington, Kentucky’s WVLK radio, and of Vancleve,  Kentucky’s WMTC, before traveling to Haiti in 1952 to work with missionary radio station 4VEH, where he was to spend the next four decades. Throughout his long years of ministry Mardy and his wife were affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the Kentucky Mountain Bible Institute (now KMBC), the East and West Indies Bible Mission, and OMS International (from 1958 until his passing) along with its Haitian partnership churches.
Friends and family of Mardy Picazo are invited to a celebration of his life at Wesley Hall in the United Methodist Church on 227 West Main Street, Morehead, Kentucky, at twelve o’clock noon, Tuesday, May 13, 2008.  A memorial service will take place at one o’clock in the Methodist sanctuary with the Rev. Bruce Nettleton officiating. Following the service there will be a military honors burial ceremony at Lee Cemetery in Morehead, with a fellowship meal in Wesley Hall after the ceremony.
Mardy’s late wife Rachael compiled an excellent historical account of the first 50 years of Radio 4VEH titled Let the Rocks Cry Out which is available from OMS International, Box A, Greenwood, Indiana 46142.  Please direct any gifts of remembrance on Mardy’s behalf to Radio 4VEH, in care of OMS International.
Arrangements are under the direction of Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals. More biographical details are available at www.northcuttandson.com
If you wish to contact the family in the future, please direct initial communication to Esteban Picazo, 135 Newman Street, Springville, NY 14141, email: edpicazo@verizon.net

GANNON BRUCE 1945-2008
Bruce Gannon, age 62, Frenchburg Kentucky, passed away at his residence, January 27, 2008.  He was the son of the late Vernon Gannon and Pinkie Clarks.  He was a retired construction worker.  He is survived by one brother- Ronald Gannon of Frenchburg and one sister- Bea Agee of Frenchburg.  Taul Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 29, 2008 with Jackie Smallwood officiating.  Interment took place at the Agee Cemetery.

SWANGO MALONEY SARAH 1912-2008
Sarah Maloney Swango, age 95, of Mt. Sterling, passed away January 26, 2008, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Laweranceburg, Ky.  She was a retired school teacher and was a member of the First Church of the Nazrene.  She was the daughter of the late Beech Maloney and Dena Tincher.  She is survived by 1 daughter- Sara Swango Elmer of Frankfort, Ky., and six grandchildren and four great grandchildren..  She is preceded in death by one son Winston Peery Swango, and late husband- Harry Ernest Swango.  Taul Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Funeral services were held Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Carl Baker officiating.  Interment took place in the Hazel Green Cemetery.

Jeremy McIntosh, age 19, of Walled Lake, MI., passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at the Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, MI.  He was the son of John and Kimberly (Shouse) McIntosh of Walled, MI.  Along with his parents, he is survived by one sister, Danielle McIntosh and his grandmother, Carol Alexander along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.  Funeral services were held Monday, March 3, 2008 at the Breathitt Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment took place at the Spicer Family Cemetery, Jackson, KY.  Breathitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Eugene Gross, age 74, of Jackson, passed away Friday, February 29, 2008 at the Ky. River Medical Center in Jackson, KY.  He was a member of the Miller Branch Baptist Church and was retired from the paper mill.  He was the son of the late Henry Gross and Menty Bell McIntosh.  He is survived by his wife, Rosalyn Gross of Jackson; two sons, Ricky and wife Diana Gross of Middletown, OH., and Michael with wife Priscilla Gross of Orlando, FL; two daughters, Kathy Ross, Middletown, OH and Deborah Lucas of Trenton, OH., five brothers, Daily Gross, George Gross, Delmer Gross, Farmer Gross and Henry Gross; three sisters, Hazel Henson, Christine Trowbridge and Malvery Jackson; two step-sons, Dennis Little and Paul Wayne Little.  He also had 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren and 2 step great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Cletus Gross and Oramous Gross and one sister, Delcia Bowling.  Funeral services were Monday, March 3, 2008 at the Breathitt Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment took place at the Gross Family Cemetery with his grandsons has pallbearers.  Breathitt Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Leon Noble, age 56, of Clayhole, KY., passed away Thursday, February 14, 2008 at his residence.  He was born November 21, 1951 to the late Bert and Ranie (Combs) Noble and was employed as a heavy equipment operator and a member of the Neace Memorial Church at Ned, KY.  He is survived by his wife, Rachel Yvonne Noble of Clayhole; two sons, Jamin and his wife Misty Noble of Jackson and Jeremy Noble also of Jackson; one brother, Earnest and wife Yvonne Noble of Lost Creek; one sister, Lorena and husband, Lee Southwood; one granddaughter, Ryleigh Marie Noble.  He is also survived by special nieces and nephews, Paige Eady, Dalton Eady and Grant Eady.  Funeral services were held Sunday, February 17, 2008 at the Breathitt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Collins officiating.  Interment took place at the Joseph-Noble Family Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Jeremy Noble, Jamin Noble, Doug Noble, Greg Noble, Earnest Noble and Rodney Southwood.  Breathitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Owen Ray Treash was stillborn to Carrie and James Treash of Clay City, Kentucky on February 25, 2008 at the Central Baptist Hospital.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandfather, Bruce Treash and his companion Stacy Knox, his paternal grandmother, Christine Phillips and his maternal grandparents, Mike and Sonja Litz.  Graveside services officiated by Brother Warren Rogers were held March 1, 2008 at Vaughn’s Mill Cemetery.  Honorary pallbearers were John Fouch, William Price, Jason Litz, Wesley Treash, Trent Eaker and Leonard Vanatti.  Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. 125 West College Avenue, Stanton, Kentucky.

Christine Haddix, age 58, widow of Shirley Junior Haddix, 91 Brack Blythe Road, Clay City, KY died Monday, February 25, 2008 at her residence.  She was a daughter of the late Amos and Josie Ledford King and a homemaker.  In addition to her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by her son, Bobby Haddix.  Surviving relatives include two sons, Tommy Haddix and his wife Jennifer and Brian Haddix along with his companion, Tina Roseberry; two daughters, Lynn Hughes and her husband Eddie and Cleta Townsend and her husband Glen, all of Clay City, KY.  She is also survived by 10 grandchildren including Bobby Ray Martin, Kristy Hughes, Ashley Hughes, Brittany Hughes, Jake Hughes, Bridget Haddix, Melissa Haddix, Shay Roseberry, Sarah Roseberry and Brian Christian Tyler Haddix.  She is survived by one brother and two sisters.  Funeral services officiated by Bro. Herbert Barnett and Bro. Johnny Hurt were held February 29, 2008.  Interment took place at the Hatton Creek Cemetery with Scottie Haddix, Brandon Crabtree, Robert Haddix, James Creech, Tommy Richardson and David Wayne Creech serving as her active pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers included Ruby Richardson, Linda Haddix, Nellie Haddix, Lillie Creech, Margaret Caudill and Wanda Elkins.  Arrangements were handled by the Hearne Funeral Home in Stanton, KY.

Sylvia Crowe Ashley, age 98, widow of Henry Ashley, Sr., 2337 Cat Creek Road, Stanton, KY died Sunday, March 2, 2008 at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  She was a daughter of the late Ruben & Anna Belle Arthur Crowe, a homemaker and a member of the Cat Creek Church of Christ.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Lina  Juanita Ashley, her brother, Woodford Crowe, her sister, Nora Lowe and her grandson, Ronnie Means.  She is survived by her son, Henry (Shirley) Ashley, Jr., Stanton, KY; two daughters, Aneta Means, Stanton, KY and Mary and her husband, Simon Allen, Jr., of Middletown, OH; five grandchildren: Donald Clay Allen, Middletown, OH, Eddy (Linda) Means, Lexington, KY, Danny (Karen) Means, Clay City, KY, Larry (Aloha) Means, Stanton, KY and Doris (Alan) Rogers, Eaton, OH; 10 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services officiated by Bro. Eugene Reed, Bro. Dwaine Meadows and Bro. Relzda McNabb were held March 5, 2008 at the Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, 125 West College Avenue, Stanton, KY.  Burial was is in the Cat Creek Cemetery with Eddy D. Means, Larry W. Means, Donald C. Allen, Danny D. Means and Alan Rogers serving as her active pallbearer.  Honorary pallbearers were Bryan Howard, Garry Tipton, Shannon Smith, Tim Dunn, Justin Faulkner, Kenny Rogers, Dean Alan Rogers, Michael Allen, Zachary Means, Chuck Cecil, J.M. Smallwood, Jimmy Allen, Eva Mae White, Garry Hearne, John Shirley Lowe, Betty Jo Cecil, Loula Belle Crabtree and the men from the Cat Creek Church of Christ.  Arrangements were handled by the Hearne Funeral Home in Stanton, KY.

Dorothy Mae Foster, age 67, of Halls Road, Stanton, KY died Thursday, February 28, 2008 at her residence.  Born June 10, 1940 in Powell County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Opah Kirk Ratliff.  She was a retired factory employee and a homemaker.  Surviving relatives include her son, James Keith Foster, Stanton, KY; two brothers, Tom Ratliff of California and John Ratliff of Dayton, OH; one sister, Ruby Shahid of Arizona; nephews, Gregory Ratliff, John Ratliff and Michael Cunningham and nieces, Sandy Ratliff and Mellanie Miller.  No services were scheduled.  Arrangements were handled by the Hearne Funeral Home in Stanton, KY.

JOHN FRANKLIN WARREN, III 1984-2007
John Franklin Warren III, age 23, of Pomeroyton, Ky., died October 1, 2007, due to injuries sustained in motorcycle accident.  He is preceded in death by maternal grandparents-James and Betty Luke Cobb.  He was a graduate of Fitzgerald High School and a graduate  of East Central Technical College with a degree in Industrial Magnets.  He was a member of Korea Church of God.  He is the son of John F. Warren II and Susan Cobb.  He is survived by both parents of Wellington, Ky., paternal grandparents-Edwin K and Eunice Warren of Valparaiso, Fl., sister- Stacey and Jamie Carelock of Columbia, SC., two uncles- Edwin K. Warren Jr. of Portland, FL., James C. Cobb Jr. of Millwood, GA, two aunts- Sharon Reeves of Baxley, GA., Linda Moon of Sampson, AL.  Taul Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Funeral services were held Monday, October 8, 2007 at 7:00 pm with Rev. David Hale officiating. 

William Elmer “Jerry” Hall Jr., age 67, passed away Friday, February 29, 2008, at his residence in Hazard, KY.  He is the son of the late Elmer and Mable Kelly Hall.  She is survived by his wife, Doris Ann Hall.  He is also survived by his brothers and sister-in-laws, Wally and Gerry McDaniel, Gail and James Gilbert, Kay Feltner, Goebel McDaniel, Ruthene McDaniel, and Patty Sue Lee along with a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Maggard Brothers Funeral Home March 4, 2008 with Rev. Bobby Dean Moore officiating.  Burial took place at the Resthaven Cemetery in Jeff, KY.  All arrangements were handled by the Maggard Brothers Funeral Home, 432 East Main Street in Hazard, KY.

Lucretia Marie Caudill Rogers, 94, of Hazard, departed this life on Sunday, March 2, 2008.  She was born November 6, 1913, to the late William and Hettie Caudill of Blackey, Kentucky.  She is preceded in death by her husband, James Clayton Rogers and her son, James Thomas Rogers.  She is survived by one son, Leslie Harrison and his wife Audrey of Hazard, a daughter-in-law, Paula, of Hazard, and one sister, Harriett Combs of Hazard.  She has six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews, along with special friends.  Marie attended Kentucky College for Women (Centre College), Oglethorpe University and later Georgetown College.  She worked for over fifty years as a teacher and a social worker.  Marie was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hazard.  Services were held March 5, 2008 at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Ellen Peach officiating.  Interment followed at the Resthaven Cemetery.  Maggard’s Mountain View Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Brant Wooton, age 88, of Hazard, KY passed away Wednesday, March 05, 2008, at the Hazard A.R.H. Hospital in Hazard, KY.  He is survived by his wife, Margie Wooton; one daughter, Nancy Walker and three sons, Darryl Wooton of Hazard, KY., Ralph Wooton of Colson, KY., and Jerry Wooton of Bonnyman, KY.  He is also survived by twenty-two grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the Maggard Brothers Funeral Home on March 7, 2008 with Rev. Benny Davidson officiating.  Interment was at the Campbell Cemetery in Confluence, KY.  Maggard Brothers Funeral home was in charge of all the arrangements.

PATTERSON JUNE LORA 2008
Lora June Patterson, age 78, of Hazard, Ky., died Wednesday, January 23, 2008, at Hazard A.R.H. Hospital in Hazard, Ky.  She was the daughter of the late Charles and Martha Smith Patterson.  She is preceded in death by one sister-Louise Stacy.  She is survived by her one brother- Merrill Patterson of Lexington, Ky., special niece- Jane Miller and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.  Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home, 432 East Main Street, Hazard, Ky.  Funeral services were held at the Maggard Brothers Funeral Home at 1:00 pm Saturday, January 26, 2008, with Rev. Dana Feltner officiating.  Interment took place at the Englewood Cemetery in Christopher, Ky.

CONLEY J. HILDA 2008
Hilda J. Conley, age 65, widow of Jerry Conley, 855 Riverview Drive, Stanton, Ky., died Thursday, January 24, 2008 at U.K. Healthcare, Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, Ky.  A native of Powell County, she was a daughter of the late William Roy Catron and the late Edna Ashley Catron Hudson.  Hilda Conley was a homemaker and a member of Bowen First Church of God.  In addition to her husband and her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters- Wilma Ruth Catron and Betty Sparks.  Surviving relatives include her son-Jerry and Stephanie Conley, II of Mt. Sterling, KY., her daughter- Marquita and Blake Adams of Stanton, Ky., three sisters- Juanita and Kermit Ledford and Gertrude and Billy Dawson both of Stanton, Ky., and Fran and Gene Ledford of Slade, Ky., and three grandchildren.  Funeral services were held by Brother David Bowden and Brother Larry Mullins were held at 1:00 pm Saturday, January 26, 2008 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, 125 West College Avenue, Stanton, Ky.  Interment took place in the Kennon Cemetery in Clay City, Ky.

Landen Lee Stamper 2007 – 2008
MOREHEAD – Landen  Lee Stamper, two-month-old son of Sharon Suttles and Tony Stamper of Wildflower Lane, Morehead, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2008, at his residence.
He was born November 18, 2007, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Kentucky.
In addition to his parents, Landen is survived by two sisters, Leighann Lynn Stamper of Morehead, Kentucky, and Holly Stamper of Olive Hill, Kentucky and one brother, Jacob McGlone of Olive Hill, Kentucky.  Other survivors include his maternal grandparents, Teresa Griffey McRoberts and Larry McRoberts of Olive Hill, Kentucky, and Samuel Suttles of Grayson, Kentucky; paternal grandparents, Bob and Ruth Cline Stamper of Salt Lick, Kentucky; and maternal great grandmother, Jeanine Griffey of Olive Hill, Kentucky, wife of the late Paul Griffey; and special friends, Bridgett Conn, Shelly Estes, Mark Mocabee, Mary Lou Hinton, and Aunt Lisa.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2008, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Pastor Tim Bailey officiating.  Burial will follow in Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Carter County, Kentucky.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2008, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals.

Clyde Mays, Sr. 1925 - 2008
MOREHEAD – Clyde Mays, Sr., age 82, of Brown Ridge Road, Morehead, Kentucky, passed away Monday, February 4, 2008, at the V.A. Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.
He was born May 16, 1925, in Elliott County, Kentucky, and was the son of the late Henry and Martha Ann Fraley Mays.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Everett, Charlie and Elbert Mays and three sisters, Opal Mays, Mary Mays and Edith Fraley.  A daughter, Juanita Mays, passed away in 1948.
Mr. Mays is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Wilda Mae Waddell Mays, whom he married April 24, 1948; two sons, Clyde Mays, Jr. and wife Lynda Carol and Terry Mays and wife Sherry Elaine, all of Morehead, Kentucky; one daughter, Dianne Wilson and husband Woodrow of Winchester, Kentucky; seven grandchildren, Julie E. Cantrell and husband Justin, Chelsea Ann Mays, C. J. Mays, Clyde Douglas Mays and wife Melissa, DeAnna Lynn Collins and husband John, William Patrick Mays, and Jeffrey Scott Mays and wife Julie; and nine great grandchildren.
One sister, Cledith Hanshaw of Morehead, Kentucky, also survives. 
Mr. Mays served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as a heavy machine gunner.  He was wounded in action and was the recipient of the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon, Bronze Battle Star, and Purple Heart.
A loving husband, father, and grandfather, his primary interests in life were his family and church.  He was a hobby farmer and also enjoyed horses and cattle.  An ordained Elder since 1968, he was a member of the Lytten Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2008, at the Lytten Apostolic Church with Bishop Denzil B. Fannin and the Rev. Arnold Ison officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mays Family Cemetery at Elliottville, Kentucky, with full military rites conducted at the graveside by Morehead American Legion Post No. 126.
Pallbearers will be Clyde Douglas Mays, William Patrick Mays, Jeffrey Scott Mays, John A. Collins, Justin G. Cantrell, Raymond Waddell Sr., Danny E. Lewis, Raymond Waddell, Jr., Phillip Waddell, and Michael Hitch.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in
Morehead and after 12 noon Thursday, February 7, 2008, at the Lytten Apostolic Church of Jesus
Christ in Elliott County.

GAYHEART MART 2008
Mart Gayhart, age 79, of Hazard, Ky., passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2008, at his residence in Lost Creek.  He was the son of the late Sim and Tishie Hughes.  He is survived by his wife Alice Gayhart, two daughters- Kathy Gayhart Smith of Georgia, Alice E. Gayhart of Lost Creek, Ky., two sons- David Eugene Gayhart of Lost Creek, Ky., Edward Gayhart of Lost Creek, one brother- Jr Gayhart of Second Creek, Ky., a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home, 432 East Main Street, Hazard, Ky.  Funeral services were held at Lost Creek Pentecostal Church of Lord Jesus Christ, Wednesday, February 6, 2008 with Rev. Charles Miller, Rev. Ed Baker and Rev. Noble officiating.  Interment took place at Mart Gayhart Cemetery in Lost Creek, Ky.

PRATT BURGISS CHARLES 2008
Charles Burgiss Pratt, age 87, of Viper, Ky., passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2008, at his residence in Viper, Ky.  He was the son of the late Powell and Martha Watts Pratt.  He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Ann Pratt, four sons- Darrell Pratt of Leatherwood, Ky., Patrick Steven Campbell of Hazard, Ky., James Gordon Caldwell of Hazard, Ky., Weston Powell Pratt of Hazard, Ky., none grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  Arrangements were handled by Maggard’s Mountain View Chapel, Hazard, Ky. Funeral services were held at Maggard’s Mountain View Chapel at 1:00 pm Thursday, February 7, 2008 with Rev. Karl Baker and Rev. Dean Demaris officiating.  Interment took place at the Campbell Family Cemetery in Viper, Ky.

DOUGHMAN RICE GRACE 2008
Grace Rice Doughman, age 84, of Whitesburg, Ky., formally of Gays Creek, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Ky.  Grace was a long time member of the ladies auxillary of the American Legion, Douglas Day Post 152, Whitesburg, Ky.  She was the daughter of the late Thomas Rice and Minnie Gay.  She is preceded in death by her husband- John Henry Doughman, one son- Leon Thibodeau, one step daughter- Nancy Weidenbormer, two grandchildren- Phillip Crank and Claude Rice, three sisters- Opal Begley, Orpha Riley and Emma Bowling.  She is survived by her one daughter- Louise and Lee Begley Crank, three sons- Paul and Charlene Begley, Howard and Brenda Begley, Wesley Doughman, two sisters- Nell Raleigh, Virgie Gay, eleven grandchildren, and nineteen great grandchildren, a host of family and friends also survive.  Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home, 432 East Main Street, Hazard, Ky.  Funeral services were held at Maggard Brothers Chapel at 12:00 am Wednesday, February 6, 2008 with Rev. Charles Raleigh and Bishop Willie Lamb officiating.  Interment took place at the Government Cemetery in Buckhorn, Ky.

Paul Morton
Paul Ray Morton, age 78, Brush Creek Road, husband of Vina King Morton, passed away Friday, January 04, 2008 at his home. He was born June 17, 1929 in Powell County to the late Coleman and Sally Burris Morton. He was a Korean War Veteran, a member of Stanton Baptist Church, and retired from Continental Metal.
Survivors include wife, Vina Morton, Clay City; sons, Kenneth M. Morton, Clay City, Kevin D. Morton, Stanton, and Leslie A. Morton, Lexington; daughter, Nennia Seagraves, Vandalia, OH; brothers, Phillip Morton,
Farmersville, OH and Arnold Morton, Clay City; sisters, Marie McCoy, Stanton and Barbara Frazier, Sarasota, FL; 12 Grandchildren and 13 Great-Grandchildren. Services were Monday, Jan. 7, at Wells Funeral Home, Stanton, by Bro. Troy Luttrell and Jerry Powell with burial in Rest Haven Cemetery, Stanton.
Pallbearers serving were grandsons and grandson-in-laws.

Dennis
Willie C. "Bill" Dennis, age 77, of Schollsville Road, Winchester, husband of Goldie Shuler Dennis, died Thursday, Jan. 3, at his home.
A native of Estill County., he was the son of the late Oscar and Eva Hall Dennis, a retired Bundy Tubing employee, a farmer and a member of Fox Christian Church.
Additional survivors include four sons and four daughter-in-law, Oscar and Margaret Dennis of Mt. Sterling, Lynn and Rebecca Dennis and Danny and Jane Dennis, all of Stanton, and Larry and Marie Dennis of Clay City; one daughter and two sons-in-law, Ann and Mark Thompson of Mt. Sterling and Wayne Angel of Clark County; 8 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one sister, Christine Curtis of Irvine, and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents Mr. Dennis was preceded in death by one daughter, Rita Angel.
Services were Monday, Jan. 7 at Scobee Funeral Home by Rev. Sherl Thomas with burial in the Winchester Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Brian Rose, Daniel Angel, Nelson Jefferson, Doug Dennis, Kenneth Dennis and Danny Dennis Jr.
Honorary pallbearers were: Zachary Dennis, Chris Dennis, Eric Dennis, Lenny Nester, Ryan Moore, and Joe LaFong.

Anita Hawkins
Anita Carol Smith Hawkins, age 54, of Leathers Lane, Frankfort, wife of John R. Hawkins, died Saturday, Dec. 29, at her home.
A native of Clay City, she was the daughter of the late Roy James Smith and the late Mildred Patrick Smithy Shrout. She was a quality controller for Osram Sylvania, Versailles, and formerly of GE and Jones Plastics. She was a member of Bellepoint Baptist Church.
Other survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, John P. Hawkins of Frankfort and Jason Owen and Carrie Hawkins of Seiverville, Tenn.; a brother, Gary Smith of Cynthiana; five sisters, Jean Hewitt of Turner, Miss., June Wolfe, Brenda Bowling, Laverne Jones and Billie Lawson, all of Winchester; and three grandchildren, Kimberly and Matthew Hawkins of Eminence and Phillip Keck of Jackson, Miss.
Services were Thursday, Jan. 3, at LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home in Frankfort by the Rev. Scott Van Nestle with burial in the Salem Cemetery in Clay City.
Pallbearers were: Don Hawkins, Denny Barnett, Bobby Wolfe, Larry Bowling, Larry "Bo" Bowling Jr. and Bill Law.
Memorial may take the form of contributions to the Bellepoint Baptist Church in Frankfort or to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, Ky 40504.

Farmer Obit
Palmer Earmon Farmer, age 87, of Beechfork Rd., Clay City, husband of Ola McQueen Farmer, died Friday, Dec. 28 at his home.   He was born September 21, 1920 in Jackson County, KY to the late Sidney
Green & Nellie Ann Marcum Farmer.  He was a Retired Hills Greenhouse employee. Survivors include:  his wife of 64 years, Ola Farmer, Clay City;  brother, Johnny Farmer; sisters, Juanita Harper, Maggie Franklin, and Janette Huff, all of Richmond, IN; 9 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents, daughters, Patricia Mason and Joyce Allen, 6 brothers, and 3 sisters.
Services were Sunday, Dec. 30 at Wells Funeral Home, Stanton by Rev. Herbert Barnett with burial in Kennon Cemetery, Clay City. Pallbeaerers were:  Palmer Ray Allen, Joshua Shane Allen, Aaron Dwain Allen,
Robert Lee Mason Jr., Spencer Allen, B.J. Hensley, and Michael Hensley. Honorary pallbearers were:  Tyler Fitzpatrick, Conner Allen, Dustin Palmer Allen, Hospice Employees, Troy Brooks, and Dr. Kuntz.

Dispennette Obit
Clifford Daniel Dispennette, age 68, of Keturah St., Newport, KY, husband of Lorita Short Dispennette, died Monday,  Dec. 24 at his home. He was born October 25, 1939 in Dayton, KY to the late Clifford
and Amanda Dispennette. Survivors include wife, Lorita Dispennette; sons, Daniel Ray Dispennette,
Hebron, KY and David Lee Dispennette, Lawton, OK; daughters, Telissa Kay Gearing, Newport, KY and Maria Lynn Thompson, Berry, KY; 10 Grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Services were Saturday, Dec. 29 at Wells Clay City Chapel by Rev. Marion Woolum with burial
in Clay City Eaton Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Kenneth Meadows, Forrest Meadows, Clifford Meadows, Jerry Rose, Michael Dispennette, and Jason Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were: Virgil Faulkner, Jackie Rose, Mark Gearing, and Kenneth Thompson.


Marcum Obit
Onley Earl Marcum, age 74, of Goff Corner Rd., Winchester, died Wednesday, Dec. 26.  He was born
December 22, 1933 in Estill Co. to the late Nelson and Ellie Rogers Marcum. He is survived by  sons, Edward Earl Marcum, Irvine, David Coleman Marcum, Winchester, Roger Keith Marcum, Winchester, Onley Christopher Marcum, Winchester, Johnny Lee Marcum, Versailles, KY; daughters, Patricia Guth, Clay City, Phyllis Rigsby, Versailles, Donna Clasen, Jacksonville, FL, Lisa Bitaney, Jacksonville, FL, Tonya Marcum, Winchester, Tina Neal, Winchester, Helen Perkins, Winchester, Loretta Curtis, Jeffersonville, KY; brothers, Orville Marcum, Irvine, Bill Marcum, Clay City, Dewey Marcum, Centerville, OH, Lonnie Marcum, Winchester; sisters, Joyce Townsend, Clay City, Velma Powell, New Orleans, LA, Lydia Patrick, Mississippi, Wandalene Brewer, Clay
City, Georgia Hull, Alexandria, KY; 33 Grandchildren and 23 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son, Steven Allen Marcum, sister Juanita Hatton, daughter Rachel Marcum, granddaughters Hope and Haley Marcum and grandson Frank Center. Services were Saturday, Dec. 29 at Wells Funeral Home by Rev. Gaines Rogers and Rev. J.R. Phillippe with burial in Mt. Canaan Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Jeffery Nilhas, Brian Nilhas, Wayne Marcum, James Curtis, Sonny Snowden, Scott Abner, and Ronald Curits.

Lee Obit
Gary Lee, age 53, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, at his sister's residence in Lexington surrounded by family. He was born March 15, 1954 in Clay City, KY to the late Noah and Irene Sams Lee. He was preceded in death by a brother, Noah Lee Jr.. He is survived by 7 sisters, Wilma Stokley, Clay City, Mattie Wasson, Winchester, Charlotte (Jeff) Sparks, Winchester, Glenda (Tom) Taylor, Lexington, Louise (Derek) Merion, Stanton, Bonnie (Henry) Derickson, Grand Saline, Texas, and Tammy (Sharrod) Snyder, South Point, OH; 5 brothers,
Rondle (Alma) Lee, Clay City, Mathew (Wanda) Lee, Clay City, Gloyd (Wanda) Lee, Lexington, Sammy (Linda) Lee, Lexington,  and Jerry Lee, Clay City. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 29 at Full Gospel Lighthouse in Clay City by Rev. Paul Day and Rev. Ike Sams. Pallbearers were: Duane Lee, Anthony Lee, Adam and Alex Taylor, Johnny Stokley, Darren Lee, Jamie Rice, Eric Overbee and Bryan Lee . Honorary pallbearers were: are Dean Means, Nick Conner,Harley Wells, Danny Means, Bruce Spencer, Gary Ash,Cecil Drake, Butch Bloom, Darrhyl Combs, JR. Hensley, Chad Hensley, Tony Pasley, James Thelander, Mike Lockard, Ernie Hurt, and Paul Pelfrey. Gary realized that the most important thing in life was his relationship with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Gary's hobbies included camping, 4 wheeling, playing music and spending time with his family but his favorite hobby was drag racing in which he actively participated. His major accomplishment was when he won the IHRA World Championship at Bristol,
Tennessee in 1980 in his 67 Chevelle. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Suzanne Arnold, MD, Dee Holly, RN and the office staff at Markey Cancer Center, Andrea White, RN, Dawn Montgomery, Chaplain and staff from Hospice of the Bluegrass in Lexington, Rev. Paul Day and Rev. Ike Sams. Donations in Gary's name can be made to Markey Cancer Center and  Hospice of the Bluegrass. Wells Funeral Home was in charge of arraingements.

Albertia Lee Tipton, age 54, of Peastick Rd., Owingsville, wife of Steven Tipton, died Thursday, Dec. 27 at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. She was born November 20, 1953 in West Liberty to the late Hiram and Sallie Cox Roseberry. She was an Air Force Veteran. Survivors include her husband, Steven Tipton, Owingsville;
Services were Sunday, Dec. 30, at Wells Funeral Home, Stanton.

Dr. Russell Bowen Jr.  
STANTON - Dr. Russell Bowen Jr, 71, husband of Karen Marlowe Bowen, Spring Hill, FL died Thu, Dec 27, 2007. A native of Lee County, KY, he was a son of the late Russell Bowen, Sr. and the late Jane Hobbs Bowen, an Army Veteran of the Korean War and a member of Leesburg, FL Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Powell Co. High School, received his B.A. and M.A. Degrees from Morehead State University and his Ph.D. Degree from University of KY. Dr. Russell Bowen, Jr. was a former principal of Clay City Elementary, Powell Co. High School, Jackson Co. High School and Estill Co. High School and a former professor at Morehead State University and University of KY. He was a former faculty member of Central Florida Community College, Saint Leo University, and Saint Thomas University in FL. In addition to his wife, surviving relatives are his daughter, Helen Lynne Bowen; his brother, Garrett Bowen, Stanton, KY; two sisters, Annette Billings and Lois Jean (Lawrence) Rogers, both of Stanton, KY. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by twin daughters, Cathy and Susan Bowen; four brothers, Forrest Bowen, Kenneth Bowen, James Bowen and Warren Bowen and by two sisters, Jeckyl Bowen Spencer and Yvonne Marie Bowen. Funeral services officiated by Bro. David Rule and Bro. David Bowden will be at 2pm Thu Jan 3, 2008 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, 125 West College Avenue, Stanton, KY. Visitation is after 4pm Wed, Jan 2, 2008 at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be in Bowen Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Gary Bowen, John Bowen, Randy Bowen, Steve Billings, Brian Billings, David Bowen, Phillip Bowen and Mark Bowen. Honorary pallbearers are Kevin Bowen, Lawrence Rogers, Bill Orme, Emanuel Blackwell, Jr, William Harrison, Nelson White, Robert Paul Atkinson, Doug Jackson and Bunt Gross. Memorials may take the form of contributions to Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd, Hudson, FL 34667.
Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 1/1/2008.

Hall Obit
Betty Jane Hall, age 51, Forge Mill Road , Clay City , wife of Andrew Hall, died Wednesday, Dec. 5. She was born Dec. 8, 1955 in Mt. Clemmons , Michigan to Thomas and Reva Watson Powell. She was an employee of CMS and Wal-Mart.
Survivors include: husband, Andrew Hall, Clay City; son, Joseph Wayne Hall, Clay City; daughters, Melissa Anderson, Stanton and Andrea Hall, Clay City; parents, Thomas and Reva Powell, Clay City; brothers, Eugene and Denny Powell, both of Clay City; sisters, Robin Moore, Stanton and Patty Hall, Clay City; and grandchildren, Jared Anderson, Taylor Ratliff, Caitlyn Ratliff, Talita Anderson, Jacob Agee, and Keileigh Maggard.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Wells Clay City Chapel by Rev. Marion Brewer, with burial in Warner Cemetery , Irvine .
Pallbearers were: Wayne Anderson, Joe Hall, Greg Ratliff, Nathanial Hall, Chris Hall, and David Hall.
Honorary pallbearers were: Richard Rogers, Mac Hall, Jr., Tim Hall Sr., and Otis Hall.

Himes Obit
Michael James Himes, age, 29, husband of Anna Himes, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2007 at Shands Hospital , Gainesville , Florida . He was born April 15, 1978 in Oswego , New York to Adelbert Himes and Barbara Crego Mullin. He was an electrical worker.
Survivors include: wife, Anna Himes; son, Michael Himes Jr., Booneville; daughter, Stephanie Himes, Booneville; father, Adelbert Himes , Florida ; mother, Barbara Mullin, Clay City ; brothers, Adelbert Himes, Jr., Florida and Allen Mullin, U.S. Marines; sisters, Tina Lillie, Adams, NY and Tonya Stamp, Florida.
Memorial services were Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Wells Funeral Home, Stanton, by Rev. Mary Kline.

Ed Cole, age 71, formerly of Perry co., died Saturday, December 1, 2007 in Wayne, MI, Mr. Cole was employed by Ford Motor Co.  He is survived by his wife, Naomi Cole, three daughters-Felecia (Benny) Abner, Edwina (Brandon) Caywood, and Teina (Vern) LaBean; one son, Dwayne (Angela) Cole; four sisters-Margie (Jack) Loniker, Gloria (Orville) Holtz, Shirley (William) Bottoms, and Mildred (Eugene) Moore; three brothers-Abe (Betty) Cole, Charles Cole, David (Penny) Cole; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Arrangements were handled by Maggard’s MTN view Chapel, Hazard, KY.  Funeral service was held at Johnson United Baptist Church on Wednesday, December 5, 2007.  Rev. Elmo Johnson officiated.  Interment at AMIS Cemetery in Buckhorn, KY. 

Michelle Warfield, age 28, died Sunday, December 2, 2007, at Clark Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of Keith and Ida Faye Warfield.  She is also survived by her husband, David Anthony Marlowe; two sons-David Anthony Marlowe and Damion Keith Marlowe; one sister, Pamela Warfield; sister-in-law Amy Marlowe; grandparents, Lloyd and Geneva Napier; godmother, Molly Grigsby; in-laws, David and Sandy Marlowe; three nephews-Dustin Fugate, Trevor Fugate and Bradley Baker.  Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home, Hazard, KY.  Funeral service was held at Upper Lost Creek Baptist Church on Thursday, December 6, 2007.  Rev. Don Blair officiated.  Interment at Childers Cemetery in Lost Creek, KY. 

Jenny Peters, 90, passed away Monday, December 2, 2007, at the Owsley County Health Care Center in Booneville, KY.  Jenny was born December 17, 1916, in Owsley county to the late Marion and Cora (Gibson) Peters.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Royal Oak Baptist Church.  Survivors include one daughter, Violet Peters, of Booneville, KY; one sister, Chloe Cook of Ohio; four grandchildren-Subrena, Tony, Gary and Connie; three great-grandchildren-Heather, Tony Justin and Cody; and a host of relatives and friends.  Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers-Hubert, Clyde and Paul Peters; and two sisters-Eva Peters and Marie Brewer.  Funeral service was held Thursday, December 6, 2007, at the Booneville funeral Home with Rev. Carlo Davidson officiating.  Burial took place in the Peters Cemetery, Sturgeon, KY. Booneville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

James (Jim) Campbell, age 60, of Hazard, KY, died Sunday, December 2, 2007, at Hazard Medical Center.  He is survived by his wife, Judy (Hoskins) Campbell; two daughters-Jennifer (Arnie) Campbell and Stephanie (Robert) Walters; two sons-James Paul (Becky) Campbell and Jason (Janell) Campbell; one sister, Rebecca Barker; one brother, Brown Campbell Jr.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Brown Campbell and Elizabeth Spencer Campbell and one grandson, Dylan Campbell.  Arrangements were handled by Maggard’s Mtn View Chapel in Hazard, KY.  Funeral service was held at Maggard’s Mtn View Chapel on Wednesday, December 5, 2007.  Rev. Jackie Whitaker and Rev. Merrill Campbell officiated.

Lena Marie Roberts, 91, was born September, 10, 1916, 1 of 14 children to Mattie (Turner) and Pet Wilson of cow Creek, KY, in Owsley County.  She passed away November 30th at Memorial Hospital in Manchester, KY, after spending six weeks in the Owsley Health Care Center in Booneville, KY, where a great deal of loving kindness and care was given her.  In December of 1938, she married Tilmon Roberts, who preceded her in death in November, 1998.  She is survived by their only daughter, Ruby Bowling, of Manchester, KY, and two granddaughters, Betty Cornish and husband Allen of Lexington, KY, and Beverly Sebastian and husband, Michael, of Brentwood, TN.  Surviving also is one very special nephew, Marvin Wilson and his wife Debbie, who have gone far beyond any reasonable expectations to show love and kindness.  She is also survived by four brothers, Homer Wilson of Booneville, Carl Wilson of Germantown, OH, Roy Wilson of Raleigh, NC, and Raymond Wilson, of Smithfield, KY, and a host of nieces and nephews.  She was a housewife as well as a worker in the fields with her husband.  She was affiliated with the First Church of God and listened faithfully to her preachers on television and radio.  She was buried near her childhood home on Cow Creek in Wilson Cemetery beside her husband.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Booneville Funeral Home.  Rev. J. Jamison Brunk officiating at the graveside service.

Johnson Obit
Harrison Johnson, age 83, widow of Lelia Johnson, died Thursday, Dec. 6, at Veterans Hospital in Lexington . He was born April 25, 1924 in Harlan County to the late Sherman and Hannah Hensley Johnson. He was a World War II Veteran, a retired Coal Miner and employee of F.H. Lawson Galvanizing, Cincinnati , Ohio .
Survivors include: a son, Harrison Johnson, Jr., Harrogate , TN ; daughters, Arlivia McMillen, Stanton and Bonnie Banks, Stanton; brother, Elzo Johnson, Harlan , Ky ; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and son, Richard Johnson.
Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 10, at the Wells Funeral Home, Stanton, by Rev. Ralph Banks, with burial in Camp Nelson National Cemetery , Nicholasville.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Briggs Obit
Rachel T. Briggs, age 81, East College Avenue , Stanton , wife of James O. Briggs, died Sunday, Nov. 25 at her home. A beloved wife, mother and friend.
She was born May 9, 1926 in Mt. Vernon , OH to the late Alfred and Alice Rachert McMahon. She was a real estate agent and an auctioneer for J.O. Briggs Real Estate and Kentucky Land Auction Company. She was also a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Winchester .
Survivors include: husband, James O. Briggs, Stanton; son, Patrick Michael Briggs and wife Ecko Briggs, Stanton ; sisters, Helen Workman and Mary Schuler; two grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.
Services were Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Wells Funeral Home, Stanton, with burial following in Resthaven Cemetery , Stanton .
Pallbearers were Paul White Jr., Jonathon Lake , Darrell Mullins, Bobby Estes, Chester Smith and Dalton Spence.

Henry Clay Curtis, age 90, of West High Street in Mt. Sterling , widower of Carrie Robinson Curtis, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, at St. Joseph Mt. Sterling Hospital.
A native of Clark County , he was the son of the late Charlie E, and Nettie Jane Curtis. Mr. Curtis was a retired truck driver and a member of Pharis Hill Christian Church.
Survivors include four sons and three daughter-in-laws, Bill Curtis, Clark County , Donald and Patricia Curtis, Clay City , Ralph and Tanya Curtis, Winchester and Robert and Sheila Curtis of Mt. Sterling; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Wanda Newby, Garrard County, Leila and James Mingua, Mt. Sterling and Mary Jo Johnson of Winchester; 22 grandchildren and a number of great and great-great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Billy Ray Curtis, David Ray Curtis, Aaron Newby, Stephen Paul Curtis, Cody Allen Curtis, Zachary Hunter Curtis and Richard Ray Dunn.
Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren.
Services were held at Scobee Funeral Home by Bro. Doyle Spry with burial following in the Winchester Cemetery .

Timothy R. McCarty, age 42, Beechfork Road , Clay City , died Saturday, Nov. 17, at his home. A native of Clark County , he was the son of the late James and Christine Barrett McCarty.
Survivors include two daughters, Vanessa McCarty, Winchester ; and Veronica McCarty, Mt. Sterling ; four brothers, James McCarty and Ronnie McCarty, both of Winchester ; Jimmy McCarty, Richmond and Rodney McCarty, Clay City ; two sisters, Linda Denniston, Berea and Barbara Byrd, Clay City ; and his companion “Miss Ellen” McCarty, Clay City and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, Nov. 21, with Bro. Danny Mason and Bro. Rick McCarty at the Winchester Cemetery Shelter. Burial followed in the Winchester Cemetery .
Scobey Funeral Home, Winchester , was in charge of arrangements.

Story Obit
Raymond Jasper Story, age 63, Buena Vista Drive , Stanton , died Friday, Nov. 23, at his home. He was born Sept. 19, 1944 to the late Jasper Gay and Jessie Story.
Survivors include: sons, Tony (Patricia) Story, Stanton and Sgt. First  Class Ricky Van (Teresa) Story, Alabama; daughter, Jessica Ray, Zephyrhills, Florida; sister, Jacolyn Money, Tallahassee, Florida; grandchildren, Michael, Andrew, Kayla, Jacob, Jason, Stephanie, and Sarah Story.
Services were Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Harvestime Assembly in Stanton with Rev. Maurice Adams with burial following in Salem Cemetery , Estill County .
Wells Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Strange Obit

Garrett Chester Strange, husband of Lois Strange, Spout Springs Road , Clay City , died Sat., Nov 10, at Veterans Hospital in Lexington .
He was a 72 year old native of Powell County , a construction worker, veteran of U.S. Army and a member of the Pentecostal Church .
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Teresa Spurlock, of Springfield, Missouri; two sons, Leon Garrett Strange, Winchester, and Richard Alan Strange, Clay City; 5 brothers, James Strange of Central City, Truman, Doris, Melvin and Jerry Strange, all of Clay City; four sisters, Judy Combs, of Jeffersonville, Helen Brewer and Janice Centers, both of Clay City and Louis Hobbs of Stanton; mother, Margaret Strange of Clay City, 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Herald & Stewart Home for Funerals, Mt. Sterling , with burial in Elkins Cemetery .

Foster Obit
Paul Edward Foster, age 59, Tug Branch Road , Clay City , husband of Renee Thelander Foster, died Sat., Nov. 10 at Mercy Hospital , Fairfield , OH . He was born May 19, 1948 in Estill County to the late James and Frankie McCoy Foster. He was a D & D and Duncan machinery employee and an avid hunter and fisherman. Survivors include: wife, Renee Foster, Clay City; sons, Anthony and Matthew Foster, both of Stanton; brother, Reece Foster, Stanton; sisters, Carolyn Hisle, Irvine, Barbara Bliss, Stanton, and Sharon Patrick, Clay City.
Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Wells Funeral Home, Stanton, by Rev. Gary Willoughby and Rev. Marion Brewer, with burial in Combs Cemetery , Clay City .
Pallbearers were: Danny Means, Darrell Combs, Tim Hatton, Roy Mink, Kenny Scott, Randy Boyd, and James “Nubin” Rogers.
Honorary pallbearers were: Bob Mays, Danny Boyd, Virgil Ashley, Jr., Carl McIntosh, and Rusty Taylor.
In lieu of flowers donations suggested to Powell’s Valley Baptist Church Food Ministry.

Bronson Adrian Schoolar, 43, of Clay City , died Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 . A native of Lebanon , TN., he was the son of the late Bronson Adrian Schoolar Sr., and the late Edna Williams Schoolar. He was a Navy veteran and a tradesman.
Survivors include his children, Kelli Schoolar of Irvine , Ky. , Samantha Schoolar, of Clay City ; Zachary and Seth Schoolar of Ravenna and Kody Schoolar of Mt. Sterling; a grandson, Mason James Bailey; a brother and sister-in-law, Joel and Judy Schoolar of Paris; three sisters and brother-in-law, Susan and Tommy Puckett, of Clay City; Sandra and David Sundall of Winchester and Bronda and Fred Kalat of Tucson, AZ., and his companion, Marilyn Kay Johnson, of Ravenna, Ky.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, David and Michael Schoolar. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, Stanton, with burial in the Rest Haven Cemetery .
Pallbearers were: Joel Schoolar, Aaron Rogers, Stephen Adams II, David Sundall, Tommy Puckett, Zachary Schoolar and Kody Schoolar.
Honorary pallbearers were: George Raker, Jeano Gibson, Eddie Bernard, Richard Parks, Gordon Parks , Jeff Browning, Carl Spencer, David Congleton and Scotty Johnson.

Alice Trent, 44, wife of Billy Ray Trent died at her home in Georgetown , Monday, Oct. 8, 2007 . She was born in Breathitt County, Ky., on June 22, 1963 to Lucian and Betty Jean Dyer Arnett. In addition to her husband, and her parents she is survived by her son, Bill-David Trent, Georgetown , a brother Robert Lee Arnett of Benson , N.C. , four sisters, Pat Purvis, Mt. Sterling, Ky., Linda White, Clayton, N.C., Fran Arnett, Bunn, N.C., Lora Arnett, Smithfield, N.C.
Funeral services were conducted at Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. Mac Rice, Clay City, officiating.
Pallbearers were: Bill-Dave Trent, Billy Trent, Jeff Fransico, James Williams, Drew Ewalt, Wendell Trent and Bruce Oliver.
Honorary bearers were: Sandy Sowers, Phil Cannon, Ashley Mitchell, Charles Trent, Stanley Trent, Paul, Monica and Sam Puryear, Karen and Everett Perry.
Burial followed in the Evans Crossing Cemetery in Campton , Ky.

Frank J. Terrell, 80, Stanton , Ky. , beloved husband of Ruby Graham Elkins Terrell, died, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007 . He was born in Hollonsville , Ky. , in Wolfe County on Jan. 16, 1927 to the late Frank Sr. and Mary Ella Brewer Terrell. He was a retired employee of General Motors in Dayton , OH , and was of the Christian faith. He is survived by his loving wife Ruby Graham Elkins Terrell of Stanton , Ky ; and three sisters, Ora Lockard and husband Ralph, and Gladys Elkins, both of Hazel Green, Ky; and Jean Smith of Holly Creek, Ky. He was preceded in death by one brother, George Richard Terrell; and two sisters, Miranda Davis and Addis Manhardt.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov, 7, 2007 at Porter and Son Funeral Directors Chapel with Rev. Doyle Thomas officiating.
Pallbearers were: Ralph Lockard, Scott Lockard, George Elkins, Brandon Moore, George Dewey Elkins and Ovie Hollon.

Alice Goolman Fields, 61, Eddie Ridge Road , Clay City , formerly of Winchester , died Wednesday, Oct. 24, at her home.
A native of Bourbon County , she was the daughter of the late Leonard Thomas and Lula Mae Martin Willoughby. She was a former self-employed housecleaner and a member of the Frenchburg Baptist Church .
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky and Della Moore of Clark County and Elsie and Pamela Asbury of Carlisle; a daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Jeff Tucker of Paris; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ida and Robert Himes of Winchester and Faye and Bobby Fox of Cecilia, several nieces and nephews and special friends, Danny Powell of Winchester and Dessie and James Means of Clay City.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, three sisters and a granddaughter, Jessica Renee Tucker.
Services were conducted at the Scobee Funeral Home by the Rev. Ted Barker with burial following in the Winchester Cemetery .
Pallbearers serving were: Mike Willoughby, Jeremiah Taulbee, Jeff Shield, James Lowe, Lonnie Eversole, Craig Roger, Harlin McIntosh and Mark Gabbard.
Memorial may take the form of contributions to Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Drive , Winchester , KY , 40391 .

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Genevieve Everman, 84, Winchester Road , Clay City , died Friday, Sept. 28, at her home. Survivors include: husband, Thomas Everman, Clay City; children, Linda and husband, Bill Furay, Beverly “Snookie” White, Marilyn and husband, Doug Finney, and Tommy and wife, Terrie Everman; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; two sisters; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at the West Bend Church of God.
Active pallbearers were: Richard “Dicky” Rice, Ricky Miller, Kenneth “Goat” Rice, Barry Fallen, Shade Allen Miller, Doug and Greg Adams. Honorary pallbearers were: Dr. Charles Noss, Dr. Larry Ertel, Staff of TSC, Staff of Hospice East, Members of West Bend Church of God, nieces, nephews, Mae Knox, and Larry Brandenburg.
Wells Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Alice McIntosh Curtis, 91,  Black Creek Road , Clay City , widow of Samuel Curtis, died at St. Joseph Mt. Sterling. She was born in Estill County to the late Samuel and Mary Burton McIntosh. She was a homemaker and a member of the West Bend Church of God.
Survivors include her daughters Peggy Royse, Clay City , and Marvella Strange, Mt. Sterling ; grandchildren, Delonna Curtis, Tanya Pitts, Merle Strange and Toby Royse; half-sisters, Joyce Norman, Nannie Vaughn, Sharon Davis, Imogene McDowell and Adalene Brumback; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 21 at the Wells Clay City Chapel with Rev. George Sparks with burial at Elkins Cemetery , Clay City

Henry Hacker Hall, age 60, of Combs, Ky., died Wednesday, September 26, 2007, at Hazard ARH Hospital in Hazard Ky.
He is the son of the late Ellis Nick Hall and Cloey Baker Hall.  He is preceded in death by four brothers and six sisters.  He is survived by his wife Lillie Mae Hall; three daughters-Tina Burns of Georgie, Jessie Sizemore of Lexington, Ky., and Leslie M. Hall of Richmond, Ky.; two sons-Henry H. Hall and Randy Hall both of Hazard, Ky.; one sister, Rosetta Jamerson of Lotts Creek, Ky.; one brother, John Hall of Yerkes, Ky.; four grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home, Hazard, KY.  Funeral service was held at Maggard Brothers Chapel on Saturday, September 29, 2007, Rev. James Madden officiated. Interment at Hughes & Whitaker Cemetery in Clear Fork, Ky.

Brit Baker, age 85, of Combs, Ky., died Tuesday, September 25, 2007, at Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard, Ky.
He is the son of Green Baker and Sussie Young Baker.  He is survived by his wife, Grace Baker of Combs, Ky.; one son, Brack Baker of Combs, Ky.; one sister, Cora Collins of Napfor, Ky.; two brothers-Pearl Baker of Yerkes, Ky. And Earl Baker of Ohio; eight grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren.
Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home of Hazard, Ky.  Funeral service was held at Maggard Brothers Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, September 28, 2007. Rev. Bill Combs officiated.  Interment at the Riverside Cemetery in Hazard, Ky.

Elaina Kay (Farler) Combs, age 53, of Viper, Ky., died Monday, September 24, 2007 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington, Ky.
She was the daughter of the late John H. Farler Jr. and Eugene “Toots” Hall Farler.  She is survived by her husband, Jack Combs; one daughter, Julie Renee Combs of Upper Second Creek, Ky.; one son, Mikey John Combs of upper Second Creek, Ky.; two sisters-Pam Hall of Viper, Ky. And Vonna Faye Napier of London, Ky.; two brothers-Glen “Bo” Farler of London, Ky. And Dennis Farler of Jeff, Ky.; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements were handled by Maggard’s Mountain View Chapel.  Funeral service was held at the Maggard’s Mountain View Chapel on Wednesday, September 26, 2007.  Lonnie Brewer and Michael Hall officiating.  Interment at Middle Fork Cemetery in Maces Creek, Ky.

Robert Lee Jeffers, age 73, of Vicco, Ky., died Saturday, September 22, 2007, at Hazard ARH Hospital in Hazard, Ky. 
He was the son of the late Clinton and Maude Cecil Jeffers.  He is survived by his wife, Della Christine Jeffers; one daughter, Shelia Ann (Danny) Combs of Vicco, Ky.; two sons-Ronald Lee (Shirley) Jeffers of Hazard, Ky. And Robert (Lynn) Browning of St. Petersburg, Fl.; one brother, Jack Jeffers of Lexington, Ky.; four grandchildren-Jason Combs, Jessica Combs, Robert Browning Jr., and Missy Jeffers. 
Arrangements were handled by Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in Hazard, Ky.  Funeral service was held at the Maggard Brothers Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 25, 2007.  Rev. Henry Fugate officiating.  Interment at Resthaven Cemetery in Jeff, Ky.

Opal (Young) Summerset, age 78, of Hazard, Ky., died Thursday, September 20, 2007, at her residence in Hazard, Ky.
She the daughter of the late Joe and Esther Shepherd Young.  She is survived by one daughter, Kimberly (Dwight) Ison of Slemp, Ky.; one son, Jeff (Kimberly) Summerset of Hazard, Ky.; one sister, Ola Davis of Georgia; five grandchildren-Matthew Ison, Eric Ison, Kathelyn Elizabeth Summerset, Noah Dakota Summerset, and Gunner James Summerset; and a host of family and friends.  Arrangements were handled by Maggard’s Mountain View Chapel in Hazard, Ky.  Graveside service was held Saturday, September 22, 2007. Minister Mark Tabata officiated. Interment at Riverside Cemetery in Hazard, Ky.

Harold Gene Smith, age 59, of Spring Valley, OH, died Wednesday, September 19, 2007 in Ohio. 
He is survived by his wife, Marie Smith of Ohio; one daughter, Kelly McFall of Ohio; three sons-Harold Gene Smith Jr. of Ohio, Jody McPherson of Ohio, and Jamie McPherson of Ohio; and six grandchildren. 
Breathitt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  Funeral services were held on Monday, September 24, 2007 at the Breathitt Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Gary Bellamy officiated.  Place of burial is McIntosh Cemetery in Clayhole, Ky.

Mildred Eileen Epperhart, age 76, of West Alexandria, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2007, at the Vancrest Health Care Center in Eaton, Ohio.
Born July 24, 1931, in Rowan County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Wheeler Preston Epperhart and Nellie Gray Epperhart.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Elmo Epperhart; one sister, Helen Taylor; two sons, Derrick Ashley Smith and James Dana Smith, Jr., and one daughter, Rhonda Lynn Sizemore.
She is survived by one brother, Bill Epperhart of Morehead, Kentucky, and three sisters, Irene Lewis of Hillsboro, Kentucky, Jean Stevens of West Alexandria, Ohio, and Connie Alle
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