Estill County News
Estill Tribune series on Cedar Grove
The 13th in a series of articles about the community of Cedar Grove and the west-central part of Estill County that have been compiled by Jerry G. Rose and information included in his book, “ESTILL COUNTY’S CEDAR GROVE - A Kentucky Community and Its People” is included in this week's edition of The Estill County Tribune. This edition contains Part One of a series about businesses.
The series will continue with part fourteen next Wednesday, November 1, 2017 . . .
Wednesday, November 1st Edition
Glen Dean Bishop, 77
Glen Dean Bishop, 77, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Kentucky.
He was a native of Madison County, born December 5, 1939, a son of the late George and Lessie Isaccs Bishop.
Mr. Bishop was preceded in death by his siblings: Flossie Matthews, Stanley Reed, James Edward Bishop,and Louise Brockman.
Survivors include his son, Michael Bishop; his daughter, Teresa McCreary (Jeff); his sister, Norma Jean Martin (Doug); his brother, Kenneth Bishop (Shirley); and his grandchildren: Aaron Bishop, Cody Bowles, Tanner Williams, and Jesse McCreary.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, October 30, at Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals with Bro. Kenneth Bishop officiating. Burial will follow in the Bishop/Isaacs Cemetery. Friends may call anytime after 11:00 a.m., until service time, Monday, at the funeral home.
Mary Nell Rawlins, 58
Mary Nell Rawlins, age 58, of Kentucky Highway 1050 in Jeffersonville, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at her home following a long illness.
She was born April 9, 1959 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Frank “Daygo” and Betty Lou Tipton Muncy. She was a former employee of Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital and had lived in Estill County most of her life. She was a member of the Irvine First Church of God and a past member of the Estill County Red Hat Society.
Mrs. Rawlins is survived by her husband, Kenny Rawlins; one sister, Joyce Ann Tipton, Ravenna; and three brothers: Paul “Sonny” Muncie, Irvine; Darrell Wayne Muncy, Richmond; and Charles William Muncy, Ravenna.
She was preceded in death by her son, Jonathan Tyler Rawlins; and one brother, Frankie Louis Muncy.
Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday, October 31, 1 PM at the West Irvine Cemetery by Bro. Stanley Hutchinson. Friends may call between 4 and 7 PM Saturday at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home.
Izola Crowe, 95
Izola Crowe, 95, of Winchester, Kentucky, widow of Woodrow Crowe, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Clark Regional Medical Center.
She was born February 2, 1922, in Kimbrell, Estill County, Kentucky, to the late Grant and Mary E. McIntosh Puckett. She was a devout Christian and member of the Dunaway United Methodist Church. She was a quilter and seamstress and loved gardening.
Mrs. Crowe was a loving mother and grandmother, survived by two grandsons: Jason Jones (Beth) of Fayette County and Wesley Crowe (Jessica) of Clark County; one sister, Geneva Denniston (Paul) of Estill County; and a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
She was preceded in death by a son, Glenn Crowe; and a daughter, Norma Jones.
Funeral services will be Friday, October 27, at 11:00 a.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 South Main Street, Winchester, with Rev. Robbie Shrout presiding. The family will receive friends on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Denniston, Joe Jones, Jack Crowe, Jackie McKenzie, Doyle Spry, members of the Crowe family, and the elders of the Dunaway United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Dunaway United Methodist Church at 11840 Irvine Road, Winchester, KY 40391.
Joyce Dean Riddell, 78
Joyce Dean Riddell, age 78, of Sydney Lane in Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017, at the Bluegrass Hospice Care Center, Lexington, following a long illness.
She was born June 30, 1939 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Marion and Bessie Hardy Willis. She was a homemaker who loved the Lord and had lived in Estill County all her life.
Mrs. Riddell was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Lee Riddell.
She is survived by two daughters: Patricia Abney (Tim) and Peggy Turner, both of Irvine; one son, William Riddell, Irvine; four sisters: Nannie Hunt, Myrtle Neal, Judy Oaks, all of Irvine; and Sharrion Anderson, Winchester; three brothers: Farrell Willis, Herman Willis, and Cash Willis, all of Irvine; six grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, three great, great grandchildren; and a very special friend, Beverly Dawes.
Mrs. Riddell was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Riddell; and four brothers: Charles, Bill, Paul and Beverly Willis.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 26, 1:00 p.m., at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Jerry Rose. Burial was at the Hardy Cemetery. Friends called between 6 and 9 p.m., Wednesday, October 25th at the funeral home.
Pallbearers were Jacob Hunt, Bobby Anderson, Christian Abney, Cash Willis, Todd Hunt, and Scott Riddell.
Honorary pallbearers were Shawn Willis, Jeremiah Willis, and Herman Willis.
Wednesday, October 25th Edition
Bobby Joe Riddell, 66
Bobby Joe Riddell, age 66, husband of Anne Marie Crockett Riddell, passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017 after a battle with brain cancer.
Born on September 17, 1951 in Irvine, Kentucky, he was the son of Sarah Perry Riddell and the late Elmer Riddell and was the owner of Riddell Boiler Service.
An honorary Kentucky Colonel, Bobby was a University of Kentucky and Cleveland Browns fan and an avid fisherman, having always enjoyed his annual fishing trip to Lake Erie with his Owen County friends.
Along with his father, he is preceded in death by his sister, Doris Riddell, and brothers David, Elmer, Jr., and Danny.
Bobby is survived by five children, Eric Riddell (Andrea), Lynn Riddell, Michael Riddell (Julie), Justin Belisle (Caroline Clipper), and Joseph Mucci. His other great loves were his grandchildren, Sydney Riddell, Joseph and James Riddell, Joselyn Mucci, Hattie Belisle, Rachel Footland, and Rebecca Riddell, and his great-granddaughter, Avery Riddell.
He is also survived by brothers: Earl Riddell (Evelyn), Tony Riddell (India), Roger Riddell (Georgia), and Benny Riddell (Brenda); a sister, Laura Johnson (Alan); and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Many thanks go to the Hospice Care team: Candie, Judy, Nancy, Esther, and Dr. Bell for the excellent care he received at home and to the Hospice Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
Pallbearers will be Kevin O’Neil, Jimmy Powers, Marshall Riddell, Tom Riddell, Andy Riddell, and Benji Riddell.
Services will be held at Rogers Funeral Home, 507 West 2nd Street, Frankfort at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 27th. Visitation will be on Thursday, October 26th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Contributions in Bobby's memory are suggested to Bluegrass Care Navigators (Hospice) or the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Larry A. Barnes Jr., 72
Larry A. Barnes, Jr., age 72, of Furnace Junction Road in Ravenna, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017, at his home following a sudden illness.
He was born July 22, 1945 in Estill County and was the son of the late Arnold and Mary Elizabeth McIntosh Barnes. He was a retired Trane Company employee and attended the Jesus Name Ministries. He had lived in Estill County all his life.
Mr. Barnes is survived by one sister, Tiny T. McIntosh, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Neil and Glenn Barnes.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 28, 12:00 Noon, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Terry Barnes. Burial will be at the Crowe Cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m., Saturday, at the funeral home.
Thelma Jane Winkler Stamper, 74
Thelma Jane Winkler Stamper, 74, of Irvine, Kentucky, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, October 19, 2017.
A native of Estill County, born May 6, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Alvin and Dorothy Johnson Winkler. She enjoyed going to Bluegrass festivals, square dancing, cooking, collecting dolls and baking.
Survivors include her sons, John, Weldon, Tyrone, and Billy Stamper, Jr.; her daughter, Deloris Pearson; and grandchildren, September Stamper, Isabelle Pelfrey, and Alex Lynn Stamper.
Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 23, at Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals with Bro. Jerry Chaney officiating. Burial followed in the Campbell Cemetery. Friends called anytime after 12:00 Noon, Monday, at the funeral home.
Serving as pallbearers were Dwight Smith, Weldon Stamper, John Stamper, Billy Stamper Jr., Harold Gene Winkler, and Tyrone Stamper.
Nancy Lamb VanWinkle, 80
Nancy Lamb VanWinkle, age 80, widow of Elwin VanWinkle died Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Berea Health & Rehab.
Nancy was born June 17, 1937 in Madison County, to the late Alvin Lamb and Gracie Gibbs Lamb. She was retired from Berea Hospital where she worked many years as the sterile technician in the operating room. Nancy never met a stranger and was always smiling, she loved camping, traveling to the beach and birdwatching. But most of all she loved being with Elwin and the boys and their families. Nancy was a Member of the Providence Baptist Church in Irvine.
Other than her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a son, Darrell VanWinkle; a brother, Mason Glenmore Lamb; and two sisters: Janie Isaacs, and Cynthia Lamb.
She is survived by her sons: Dale VanWinkle (Reva), Jeff VanWinkle (Janet), both of Berea; and Billy VanWinkle (Teri) of Irvine; a brother, Michael Lamb of Richmond; six grandchildren: April, Melissa, Amy, Barkley, Kara, and Matt; five great grandchildren: Andrew, Taylor, Caleb, Brent, and Chloe; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends also survive.
Visitation was held 5-9 p.m., Sunday, October 22, at Davis & Powell Funeral Home, 616 Chestnut Street, Berea. Funeral services were at 1:00 p.m., Monday, October 23, at Davis & Powell, with Rev. Wayne Miller officiating. Burial followed in the Berea Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Barkley VanWinkle, Matt VanWinkle, Andrew Miller Caleb Abney, Jeremy Abney, and Lester Sparks.
Honorary pallbearers were April Abney, Melissa Sparks, Amy Abney, Kara VanWinkle, Taylor Sparks, Brent Sparks, and Chloe Sparks.
Denver Richardson, 76
Denver Richardson, age 76, of Richmond, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday morning, October 18, 2017, at The St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
Mr. Richardson was born on April 8, 1941, in Jackson County, the son of the late Ralph and Beulah Rader Richardson. He was a retired mechanic and heavy equipment operator for Vulcan Materials in Lexington, and was a member of the Victory Tabernacle Church of God.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Tipton Richardson; one daughter, Charlotte Neeley (Frank); one brother, Dennis Richardson (Trish); as well as several nieces, nephews and dear friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Gumm.
Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 23, at The Victory Tabernacle Church of God, 3129 Old Ky Hwy 52, Richmond, with Rev. Geral Richardson officiating. Burial followed in the Roberts Cemetery in Estill County. Visitation was from 4-9 p.m., Sunday, October 22nd at the church.
The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
David Wayne Riddell, 74
David Wayne Riddell, age 74, of Stacy Lane Road, in Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, following a short illness.
He was born June 26, 1943, in Estill County, a son of Sarah Angeline Perry Riddell and the late Elmer Riddell. He retired as a mechanical contractor. He had lived in Estill County most of his life and was of the Christian Faith.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sons: Stanley Wayne Riddell (Angela), Lexington; and Bradley David Riddell (Catina), Richmond; a sister, Laura Faye Johnson, Nicholasville; five brothers: Earl Douglas Riddell, Irvine; Tony Marshall Riddell, Nicholasville; Bobby Joe Riddell, Frankfort; Roger Allen Riddell and James Benny Riddell, both of Nicholasville; four grandchildren: Jonathan Allen Ashworth, Joseph Alexander Ashworth, Ryan Sheets and Alexandria Lamb; his ex-wife, Anna Sparks Riddell; and a host of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Marie Riddell; and three brothers: Elmer Riddell Jr., Danny Dale Riddell, and Kirt Douglas Riddell.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, 1:00 p.m., at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Donnie Watson with burial following in the Pea Ridge Cemetery. Friends called after 11:00 a.m., Saturday, until service time at the funeral home.
Pallbearers were Tom Riddell, Marshall Riddell, Doug Riddell, John Riddell, Wayne Woolery, Benji Riddell.
Honorary pallbearers were Danny Holliman, Michael Bishop and Frank Johnson.
Mary Earlese Riddell, 43
Mary Earlese Riddell, age 43, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington.
She was born September 27, 1974 in Lexington, Kentucky to Earl Riddell and Mary Alice Tolson.
Survivors include, daughters, Ashley Campbell and Scarlett Snowden; sons, Ryan Riddell and Brandon Snowden; grandchildren, Kylie Riddell and Aaron Campbell; parents, Earl Riddell and Mary Alice Tolson; and several brothers and sisters.
She was preceded in death by her grandson, Rylan Riddell.
Services were held Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Davis & Davis Funeral Home, 777 West College Avenue, Stanton. Visitation was on Saturday after 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial was in Rogers Cemetery with Ryan Riddell, Brandon Snowden, Sammy Campbell, Ryan Schumacher, Chris Elam, and Doug.
Raymond “Fuzzy” Alcorn, 74
Raymond “Fuzzy” Alcorn, 74, husband of Ernestine Richardson Alcorn, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky.
Born February 21, 1943 in Irvine, Kentucky, he was the son of the late William and Lillian Beckler Alcorn. Fuzzy retired from IBM and was the Facilities Director at Southland Christian Church for many years. He was a past President of the Committee of 101 and an active volunteer and member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Sean Alcorn (Kimberly) of Lexington, and Raya Lewis (Benjamin) of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Camden Alcorn, Riley Alcorn, Renna Lewis and Benjamin Lewis II; and two sisters, Shirley Carey and Janice Fletcher, both of Irvine.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, October 20, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home – Harrodsburg Road, Lexington. Burial followed at Evergreen Memory Gardens. Visitation was prior to the services starting at 12 Noon at the funeral home.
Contributions are suggested Bluegrass Hospice Care, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, KY 40504 or Vanderbilt – Ingram Cancer Center, c/o VUMC Gift and Donor Services, 2525 West End Ave., Suite 450, Nashville, TN 37203-1761.
Paulana Kaye Townsend Rawlins, 46
Paulana Kaye Townsend Rawlins, 46, wife of Robert, passed away Monday, Octobery 16, 2017 at Baptist Health.
She was a native of Estill County, born November 3, 1970, a daughter of Paul Townsend and the late Sue Helen Blevins Townsend. She was a homemaker that enjoyed sewing, photography, flowers and gardening.
Survivors, other than her husband Robert, include her father, Paul Townsend; her children: Shaina Horn (Daryl Warford), Donnie Vickers, and Chris Thacker; her stepdaughter, Myrayah Rawlins; her siblings: Sandy Combs (Heath) and Gary Paul Townsend (Jennifer); her grandchildren, McKenzie Jade & Colin Warford; her nieces: Samantha Navares, Stephanie Abney and Olivia Townsend; and her sister-in-law, Melody Barnes and her son Joshua Barnes.
Visitation will begin at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, October 19, at Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals, 224 Main Street, Irvine, followed by services at 3:00 p.m.