Estill County News
Estill Tribune series on Cedar Grove
The 14th 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 Two of a series about businesses.
The series will continue with part fourteen next Wednesday, November 8, 2017 . . .
Wednesday, November 8th Edition
C. Merill Adams, age 77
C. Merill Adams, age 77, of Hudson Avenue in Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, following a long illness.
He was born October 14, 1940, in Estill County, a son of the late Leonard Rodney and Bessie Tipton Adams. He was an appliance repairman with Jimmy Webb Appliances and had lived in Estill County most of his life.
Mr. Adams was a member of the Mt. Carmel Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Brenda C. Ross Adams; two sons: Steve Adams (Selisa) and Jimmy Adams, both of Estill County; a sister, Innas Watson (Elzy), Estill County; three brothers: Shirley Adams (Doris), Gary Adams (Sondra), and Tracy Adams (Judy), all of Estill County; four grandchildren: BreAnda Browning (Kelby), Travis Adams, Taylor Young, and Jimmy Adams II, a great grandchild, Rhett Browning; a sister-in-law, Vicki Adams, Estill County; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Adams was preceded in death by one daughter, Deborah Renae Adams; and a brother, Ed Adams.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 6, 1:00 p.m., at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Mark Pearson and Bro. Scott Rogers with burial following in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends called between 6 and 9 p.m., Sunday, November 5th at the funeral home.
Pallbearers were Scotty Adams, Shannon Adams, Greg Adams, Tim Adams, Keith Adams, Bryan Adams, Shawn Adams and Michael Watson.
Fred Babb, 83
Fred Babb, age 83 of Irvine, Kentucky, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond.
Born May 20, 1934 in Irvine on Red Lick to Lewis and Minnie Babb, he lived on White Oak for most of his life. Fred was passionate about horses and enjoyed them immensely and was involved with them his whole life. He was self-employed as a heavy machinery operator, electrician, and farmer. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, dogs, pocket knife collecting and was an avid outdoorsman. Fred was also bestowed the honor of being commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in 1982.
He was loving and proud of his two sons, Gary (now deceased) and Larry David. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Elaine Rawlins Babb; along with his daughter-in- law, Patty; and his granddaughter; Hailee.
Fred's brothers, Albert and Lewis Jr., along with his sister, Eva, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 10, at 1:00 p.m. at the White Oak Church of God with services officiated by Brother Glyndon Woosley and burial following at the West Irvine Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 9th from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home, 99 W Cedar Grove Road, Irvine, and after 11:00 a.m., Friday, at the church.
Benny Ray Cox, 85
Benny Ray Cox, age 85, of Dug Hill Road in Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Irvine Nursing & Rehabilitation Center following a short illness.
He was born October 6, 1932 in Estill County and was the son of the late Gentry and Adenna Edwards Cox. He was farmer and a retired carpet installer who enjoyed going to the Wig Wam. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Thomas Baptist Church and had lived in Estill County most of his life.
Mr. Cox is survived by two sons: Roger Wilson Cox, Madison County; and Rex Allen Cox, Fayette County; two sisters: Thelda Brown and Eudell Barnett, both of Estill County; one grandchild, one great grandchild, and two special nephews: Kenneth and David Brinegar.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 9, 11:00 a.m. at the Thomas Baptist Church by Bro. Ricky Kirby and Bro. Tommy Edwards. Burial will be at the Boian Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 8th at the church.
Warren F. Toler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Tina Stamper, 56
Tina Stamper, age 56, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017 at her home.
She was born July 6, 1961 in Hazard, Kentucky to the late James Tate and late Roxie Ann Combs Burge.
Survivors include, a son, Randall Stamper (Erica); a daughter, Kara Hernandez (Antonio); four sisters: Diane Bellamy, Kim Townsend, Chrystal Ezell, and Sally Peavler; and four grandchildren: Randall Owen Stamper, Alex Stamper, Dylan Hernandez, and Vanessa Hernandez.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clarence Randall Stamper; and a brother, Richard Tate.
Services were held Tuesday, November 7, 2:00 p.m., Davis & Davis Funeral Home, 777 West College Avenue, Stanton by Bro. Ross Conley and Bro. Mike Creech. Burial was in Kennon Cemetery with Randall Stamper, Antonio Hernandez, Jason Ezell, Joey Hensley, John Nunez, and Bradley Townsend serving as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers serving were Dylan Hernandez, Alex Stamper, and Randall Owen Stamper.
Robert Dean White, 80
Robert Dean White, age 80, of Clays Ferry Road in Richmond, Kentucky, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017, at the Irvine Health and Rehabilitation Center, following a long illness.
He was born March 23, 1937, in Estill County, a son of the late Cecil and Effie Rose White. He was retired from the Trane Company where he was a welder and had lived in Madison County since 1977. He was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Lexington and was a veteran of the United States Army.
Mr. White is survived by his wife, Juanita Alcorn White.
He is preceded in death by one sister, Jean Motts; and two brothers: Glendon Ray White and Tommy White.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 8, 2:00 p.m., at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Ron Harp with burial following in the Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m., until service time, Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Bill Walters, Bradon Walters, Terry Stone and Tyler Walters.
Kenneth Gay Mastin, 86
Kenneth Gay Mastin, age 86, Lock 11 Road in Irvine, Kentucky, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017.
A native of Clark County, he was born on April 29, 1931, to the late John and Bessie Richardson Mastin. He was a retired electrician from VA Medical Center and an active member of Bethel Christian Church in Irvine. Mr. Mastin was a proud United States Air Force Veteran of the Korean War served in the Marine Reserves.
Survivors include three children, Michael Mastin, Ron Mastin (Denisa) and Angela Mastin; two grandchildren, Derek and John David Mastin; one sister, Lee Korn (Hank); one brother, Robert Mastin (Elaine); and two stepchildren, Teresa Vanwinkle and Tim Holt (Monica).
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Sparks Mastin.
Visitation was from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 5, at Scobee Funeral Home, 219 West Lexington Avenue, Winchester. Services were at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 6, at the funeral home by Pastor Bill Curtis. Burial was in Winchester Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Todd Sadler, Sam Richardson, Jay Crossman, Wes Robertson, Robert Arnold, Gary Freeman and Drew Robertson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Veterans Outreach, 5464 Leestown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511
Jeana L. Barnes Weir, 48
Jeana L. Barnes Weir, age 48, of Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
She was a housewife and a member of the Church of God.
Mrs. Weir is survived by her mother, Betty Mayse of Irvine; a daughter, Natasha Ormes of Richmond; a granddaughter, Honey Ray Abhrams; two sisters: Georgia McBratney (Robert) and Tammy Brandenburg (Gary), both of Irvine; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Glenn Barnes; and her husband, Robert Weir.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 4, at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel, 201 7th Avenue in Clay City, with Bro. David Alexander officiating. Friends visited Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until time of the service. Burial was in the Abner Cemetery on Old Fox Road in Irvine.
Lenvil George Canter, 86
Lenvil George Canter, age 86, of East Grundy Avenue in Springfield, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, following a long illness.
He was born February 25, 1931 in Estill County and was the son of the late Samuel and Esther Hughes Canter. He was a retired Proctor and Gamble employee and a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church and had lived in Estill County most of his life.
Mr. Canter was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Jamison Canter.
He is survived by his son, Rick Canter (Jean) Fort Wayne, Indiana; one brother, Samuel Canter Jr. (Lavenda), Estill County; two grandchildren: Glen & Paul Veltum; and five great grandchildren: Corbin Veltum, Makaela Veltum, Sarah Whitney, Rachel Whitney and Luke Veltum.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Teresa Canter.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 7, 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church by Bro. Sherl Thomas. Burial was at the Cobb Hill Cemetery. Friends called between 6 and 9 p.m., Monday, November 6th at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home and after 10 a.m., Tuesday, at the church.
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 were held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, October 30, at Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals with Bro. Kenneth Bishop officiating. Burial followed in the Bishop/Isaacs Cemetery. Friends called 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 were conducted Tuesday, October 31, 1 p.m., at the West Irvine Cemetery by Bro. Stanley Hutchinson. Friends called between 4 and 7 p.m., 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 wer 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 received friends on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home. Burial was in the Winchester Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were 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.