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January 27th Edition

  Saturday, January 23, 2016

Sandra Kay Hager, 57

    Sandra Kay Hager, age 57, of Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, after a long illness.
    She was a native of Wilmington, Ohio, born June 7, 1958, a daughter of Betty Jones Hager, and the late George Hager. She was an employee of Lexmark where she worked in research and development.
    Survivors include her children: Mike Hager, Judy Samples (Jason), and Richard Townsend; her mother, Betty Jones Hager; her brothers: George Hager, Howard Hager, and Charlie Hager; her sister, Judy Dolph; her grandchildren: China Samples, Dylan Hager, Piper Samples, Gryphon Samples, Kanyon Samples, Gracie Townsend, Jonah Spicer, and Isaiah Spicer; and several nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Thursday, at 2:00 p.m. at the Lewis Funeral Home, with Bro. Jerry Rose officiating. Burial will follow in the Cobb Hill Cemetery. Friends may call anytime after 12:00 Noon, Thursday, until service time at the funeral home.
    Pallbearers were Mike Hager, Richard Townsend, Jason Samples, Dustin Little, Steve Hager, Howard Wayne Hager, Michael David Eskew, and Troy Hager.

Lewis Funeral Home

  Friday, January 22, 2016

Clyde Wiseman, 80

    Clyde Wiseman, age 80, husband of Linda Holbrook Wiseman, passed away Friday, January 22, 2016.
    He was a native of Estill County, born October 1, 1935, a son of the late Charlie and Annie Powell Wiseman. He was retired carpenter, and a member of White Oak Church of God for over forty years. He enjoyed building furniture, fishing, and vegetable and flower gardening.
    Mr. Wiseman was preceded in death by his brother, Ray Wiseman; his sisters: Ora Puckett, Pearl Walling, Crystal Sparks, and Reva Jones; and two infant siblings.
    Survivors, other than his wife of 58 years, include his children: Dale Wiseman, Kathy Durbin (Leon), Steve Wiseman, and Hope Camfield (Phil); his brothers: Dewey Wiseman and Wayne Wiseman; his sisters: Orpha Deaton and Christine West; and his grandchildren: Amber Bray, Erin Neal, Wendi Winkler, Ryan Wiseman, Tracei Wiseman, Phillip Camfield, and Megan Camfield; great grandchildren Tori Crawford, jake Winkler, Kamden Bray, Hunter Neal, Parker Bray, Zeke Wiseman, and Troy-Allen Wiseman.
    Services will be held Saturday, January 30th at 1:00 p.m., at the White Oak Church of God, with Bro. Glendon Woosley officiating. Burial will follow in the Dunaway Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, January 29th after 6 p.m. at Lewis Funeral Home, and after 10:00 a.m., Saturday, until service time, at the church.
    Pallbearers will be Ryan Wiseman, Phillip Camfield, Donnie Walling, Danny Wiseman, Melvin Wiseman, Eugene Wiseman, Kenneth Sparks and Walter Shuler.
    Honorary pallbearers will be the Brethren of the White Oak Church of God.

Lewis Funeral Home

  Thursday, January 21, 2016

Linda Kay Grace, 54

    Linda Kay Grace, age 54, of Steveland Court in Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2016, at her home, following a long illness.
    She was born December 1, 1961 in Estill County and was the daughter of James Grace and Gladys Scenters Still. She was a homemaker and a member of the Body of Christ. She had lived in Estill County all of her life.
    Ms. Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Lee Hardy.
    Survivors, in addition to her father and mother, include one daughter, Brandy Rose Mae, Estill County; two sons: Daniel Wayne Riddell and Jessie Edward Riddell, both of Estill County; one sister, Carol Murphy, Estill County; three brothers: Jimmy Grace, Mike Grace, and Lloyd Grace, all of Estill County; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by one daughter, Angel Martena Riddell; and one brother, Stevie Grace.
    Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 25th at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Mark Sarver. Burial was at the Pea Ridge Cemetery. Friends called after 11 a.m., Monday, at the funeral home.
    Pallbearers were Marvin Hunt, Robin Riddell, Jerry Chaney, Chris Wright, James Crowe, Jr., Michael Grace and Tyler Grace.
    Honorary pallbearers were Brandon Riddell, Zeke Grace, Levi Watkins and Mike Grace.

Warren F. Toler Funeral Home

  Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Raymond O. Neikirk, 86

    Raymond O. Neikirk, age 86, of Main Street in Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at the Irvine Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
    He was born July 28, 1929 in Waco, Kentucky, and was the son of the late Lewis and Elizabeth Green Neikirk. He was an electrical engineering graduate of the University of Dayton and did his post graduate Master’s Degree work at Drexel University. He was a retired employee of the Defense Information System Agency and a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He attended the First Christian Church and had lived in Estill County for the past 10 years.
    Mr. Neikirk is survived by his wife, Lena Pearl McGee Neikirk; three sons: Karl Neikirk (Maridele), Winchester, Virginia; Jeff Neikirk (Dottie), Blacksburg, Virginia; and Paul Neikirk, Irvine; two brothers: William Neikirk (Ruth Anne), Virginia; and Danny Neikirk (Brenda), Irvine; four sisters-in-law: Doris McGee, Eva Miller (Clarence), Irvine; Loretta Neikirk, Estill County; Helen Neikirk, Dayton, Ohio; and Sue Neikirk, Lexington; five grandchildren: Jess Neikirk (Christina), Sarah Werner (Eric), Rose Neikirk & fiancé, Matt, Hannah Neikirk and Violet Neikirk; and one great grandchild, Lana Neikirk.
    He was preceded in death by and one son, Brenton Ray Neikirk; two sisters, Dorothy Warren and Mildred Tuttle; and seven brothers; Fred, Jim, Louis, Boyd, Donald, Marshall & Ralph Neikirk.
    Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 23, 1 p.m., at the First Christian Church by Bro. Greg Humpert and Bro. Adrian McKinney. Burial was at the South Irvine Cemetery. Friends called between 6 and 8 p.m., Thursday, January 22nd at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home and after 12 Noon, Friday, at the church.

Warren F. Toler Funeral Home

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Estill County News

Monday, January 11, 2016

Transportation Cabinet sets snow and ice removal priorities for 2015-16 winter season in District 10

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has established priority routes for snow and ice removal for the upcoming winter season in Estill County and the other nine counties that make up the Department of Highways District 10.
Snow routes for Estill County are as follows:
    Priority A routes are
KY 52, KY 82, KY 1571 and portions of KY 89 and KY 499 which include major through routes and are those most heavily traveled in each county. They include parkways and other major arterial routes. Under normal winter weather conditions, the goal is for non-Interstate Priority A routes to be plowed and treated within two hours of the beginning of the storm, with the process repeated every two hours.
Priority B routes include the remainder of KY 89, KY 213, portions of KY 594 and KY 851, KY 1457 and KY 1705 which are important but lesser traveled routes in each county. The goal for plowing and treating these highways is every four hours.
    Other state-maintained roads not fitting into either of the two higher categories fall into Priority C. The goal for these roads is to plow them at least once every eight hours, and to treat problem areas in the same time span. In some cases, Priority C routes may not be completely treated until other higher priority routes are cleared.
    These turnaround times are goals established in Transportation Cabinet policy, but individual circumstances relating to each weather event may impact whether or not these goals are achieved. Plowing and treating schedules may be impacted by the severity of the storm, mechanical breakdowns, the amount of salt available or other factors. During light snowfalls, crews may be able to treat all roads within a county more rapidly. Heavier snows, or varying weather conditions in different areas of each county, may impact this schedule.
    District 10 begins the winter weather season with more than 20,000 tons of salt and nearly 74,000 gallons of liquid calcium chloride on hand. More salt is available from the Transportation Cabinet’s reserve stockpile in Louisville or from vendors if needed.
    Again this year, District 10 will use Twitter and Facebook to provide updates on road conditions when weather-related emergencies occur. These social media outlets are available on home computers and Internet-enabled smartphones and tablets.
    Motorists may also dial 511 to hear traffic and travel information. Signs have been erected throughout the 10 counties of District 10 to promote the 511 service. Road condition reports will also be available on the Waze app for smartphones and tablets.

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  Thursday, January 14, 2016

Eula M. Adamson, 77

    Eula M. Adamson, age 77, of Xenia, Ohio, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Hospice of Dayton after a short battle with cancer.
    She was born May 26, 1938 in Irvine, KY, the daughter of the late William Austin and Velma D. Blackwell. She attended Dayton Avenue Baptist Church in Xenia. Eula worked at JC Penny for 38 years where she was loved by everyone. She had many close friends and neighbors that she loved as her family, and one special angel.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, of 44 years, Paul Adamson; a daughter, Sharon Evelsizor Adamson; a sister, Olema B. Horn Cantrell and a son-in-law, Norman Sipe.
    Eula is survived by her daughter, Linda Sipe; a sister, Wilma Sue McQueen (Lester) of Irvine; a brother, Austin C. Blackwell (Fredia) of Irvine; four grandchildren, Tiffany Young (Shawn), Christopher Sipe, Danielle Sipe and Chelsea Evelsizor; five great grandchildren and numerous family and friends.
    Visitation were held from 12:00 Noon until the funeral at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19th at Newcomer Funeral Home Beavercreek Chapel, 3380 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, Ohio. Burial followed at Woodland Cemetery in Xenia.
    A special thanks to Hospice of Dayton staff, for the loving care of my mother and the comfort of her family at the hardest time of life. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Dayton.

Newcomer Dayton Funeral Home

  Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Brillian E. “Bill” (Cox) Cain, 94

    Brillian E. “Bill” (Cox) Cain, age 94, of Waco, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond.
    She was born October 1, 1921, in Estill County to the late John and Emma Bush Garrett Cox and she was the widow of Joseph Franklin Cain.
    Bill was a homemaker and retired kitchen supervisor for Arlington. Prior to working at Arlington, she worked at Bales Restaurant for 25 years. She was a member of Flatwoods Christian Church and had attended First Christian Church in Irvine for several years. She was a member of the Eastern Star and A.A.R.P. and was described as one of the best cooks in the world.
    Survivors include two daughters, Geraldine Cain of Waco, and Jo Ettta Amburgy (Larry) of Bargersville, Indiana; one sister, Carolyn Lincoln (Don) of Mexico, Missouri; three brothers: James Cox of Richmond, Ralph Cox (Katherine) of Waco, and Ed Cox of Charlotte, North Carolina; two grandchildren: William Anthony Cain (Stacey) and their son, Adam Brady Cain; and Marva Faye Campbell (Scott) and their sons, David Scott and Matthew William Campbell; special friends, Sue and Phil Herald, Brian, Amey and Breanna Herald; and three sisters-in-law: Margaret Shepherd, Sue Cox and Eva Cox; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
    She was also preceded in death by one son, William Coleman Cain; four sisters: Katherine Agee, Hazel Foster, Dora Henson and Margaret Dickerson; and five brothers: Tony, Russell, Garnett, Anderson and John Thomas Cox.
    Services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 16th at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, 1110 Barnes Mill Road, Richmond, with Pastor Greg Humpert officiating. Burial followed at the Flatwoods Cemetery in Waco. Visitation was from 5 – 9 p.m., Friday, January 15th at the funeral home.
    Pallbearers were Andy Cox, Darrell Tate, Curtis Tate, Gary Parks, Eldon Campbell, and Kenneth Hall.
    Honorary bearers were Raymond and Brenda Tate, Ken and Mary Weitkamp, Tony Cox and Hank Henson.
    Donations are suggested to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403, or to Shriners Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502

Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home

  Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Patrick Shawn McManus, 42

    Patrick Shawn McManus, age 42, of Richmond, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Baptist Health – Richmond.
    Shawn, the son of Joseph Patrick McManus and Sandra Lyon McManus, was born in Madison County on June 7, 1973. He worked as a technician for Evans Tire and Auto Care. He has always been a car enthusiast even from his childhood and enjoyed dirt track racing, as well. Most importantly, he was a great husband and dad. His loving daughter, Megan, was his entire world.
    On September 21, 1996, he united in marriage to Jennifer G. Moore McManus who survives.
    Other survivors include his daughter, Megan McManus; his father, Joseph Patrick McManus of Irvine; his mother, Sandra Lyon McManus & Everett Arthur of Irvine; two brothers: Jeremy McManus and Adam McManus; his sister, Allison McManus Tevis; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Greg and Carol Moore; and several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral Services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 18th at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, 328 W. Main Street in Richmond. Burial followed in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation was 3-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 17th at the funeral home.
    Pallbearers were his brothers, Jeremy and Adam; as well as Dan Ball, Paul Morin, Chad Walling, David West and Arnold Adams.

Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home

  Sunday, January 10, 2015

Stephen Todd Wells, 36

Stephen Todd Wells

    Stephen Todd Wells, 36, of Irvine, died Sunday morning, January 10, 2016, at the Mercy Marcum Wallace Hospital. He was born March 9, 1979 in Lexington, to the late Teresa Durbin Wells.
    Todd always had a smile on his face. He had a big heart and always was willing to help anyone. He loved his family, friends and his three beautiful children. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
    Survivors include three children, Austin Todd Wells, Stephen Tyler Wells and Jessalyn Faith Wells, all of Irvine; his father, Jimmy Turpin of Irvine; his brother, Phillip Wells (Marilyn Puckett) of Ravenna; aunt, Charlotte Raider (Richard) of Ravenna; nephews, Nicholas Puckett and Luke Puckett, both of Ravenna; and the mother of his children, Jessica Rose of Irvine.
    In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ed and Sally Durbin.
    Private family service.
    Arrangements under the direct care of Coffman Funeral Home & Crematory.

Stephen Todd Wells & Children

Coffman Funeral Home & Crematory

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