Wednesday, October 28th Edition
Phillip Robin Neal, Sr., 58
Phillip Robin Neal, Sr.
Phillip Robin Neal, Sr., age 58, of Ridgewood Drive in Somerset, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
He was born April 11, 1962 in Estill County and was the son of the late Chilton Neal, Jr. and Carol Faye Baber Neal. He was a truck driver with the Big G Express. He served in the United States Army and was a member of the AmVets.
Mr. Neal is survived by his wife, Teresa Lynn Smith Neal; one son, Phillip Robin Neal, Jr., Ohio; two stepchildren: Madison Brooke Botkins and Thomas John Botkins, Jr., both of Lexington; one brother, Kevin Curt Neal (Rhonda), Estill County; three grandchildren: Haylee Nicole Neal, Hollie Elizabeth Neal and Benjamin Ali Neal; two nieces: Mandy Richelle Neal and Maggie Neal Kessler (Jamey); and two nephews: Christopher Lee Estes (Angie) and Brenton Estes (Courtney).
He was preceded in death by his sister, Holly Estes.
Visitation for the public will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home. Private funeral services will be held with burial at the Southern Oaks Cemetery in Somerset.
Pallbearers will be Curt Neal, Phillip Neal, Michael Stone, Chris Estes, Clinton Morris and Brenton Estes.
Hallie Frances Wolfinbarger, 85
Hallie Frances Wolfinbarger
Hallie Frances Wolfinbarger, age 85, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
She was born in Estill County on April 27,1935.
Frances is preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Wolfinbarger; parents Lutie Dalton and Robert Hunt; two sisters: Della Woosley and Nancy Fox; and a great grandson, Dalton Peters.
She is survived by her children, Gary Wolfinbarger (Gricelda) and Reda Sizemore(Terrill); five grandchildren: Michelle Wolfinbarger, Melissa Patrick (Woody), Christian Serrato (Kacie), Angie Ahrens (Bryant), and Phil Sizemore (Karmen); and six great grandchildren.
A member of the Irvine First Church Of God for many years, Frances was a devout Christian. She loved her family profoundly and lived for music-filled gatherings on the carport. Ever the caregiver, Frances spent many years baby-sitting her grandchildren and children of friends and neighbors. At her happiest, Frances was hosting a house full of family; laughter filling the kitchen as she cooked and baked for those she loved. While her family and friends will miss her dearly, we know that our loss is Heaven's gain. She has been reunited with her love of 49 years and is watching over those of us she has left behind.
Funeral services officiated by Bro. Glen Sizemore will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Irvine First Church Of God. Visitation begins at 11:00 a.m., Saturday at the Church. Burial will be in West Irvine Cemetery with Gary Wolfinbarger, Terrill Sizemore, Phillip Sizemore, Dillion Day, Jonathon Bruner, Christian Serrato and Woody Patrick serving as active pallbearers.
Arrangements by Lewis-Abner Funeral Home.
Harold Lovin, 89
Harold Lovin was born March 30, 1931 to Henry and Stella (nee Powell) Lovin and passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at the age of 89.
He is survived by his children, Linda Smith, Betty Bell (Todd Hawkins), Clyde Lovin, and Larry Lovin (Karen); grandchildren, Tina Reichert, Michael Smith, Jennifer Stacey, Tammy, Kelly, Christy Fightmaster, David Lovin, Amanda Means, Sarah Saunders, Jamie, Dustin, Timmy Lovin, Tabitha Nelson and Brandon Lovin; and numerous great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Harold Wayne Lovin; and two brothers, Odie Lovin and James Lovin.
Graveside services will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the West Irvine Cemetery.
Family requests flowers or memorial contributions be directed to the Goshen Warrior Packs Food Program by visiting firstname.lastname@example.org or any Lebanon Citizens National Bank branch.
The Warren F. Toler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Phillip Wayne Hackworth, 61
Phillip Wayne Hackworth
Phillip Wayne Hackworth, age 61, of Richmond, Ky. went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Phillip was born on September 19, 1959 to David Hackworth and Judy Hale Hackworth. He was the grandson of the late Uri Allen and Mattie Barnes Hackworth and Bud and Effie Sparks Hale.
He worked on farms for most of his life. He loved to go camping, fishing, and gigging with his nephews. He was of the Baptist faith.
David is preceded in death by his parents, David and Judy; two brothers, Owen and David Curtis; and the love of his life, his wife, Emma Rose Hackworth.
He is survived by his daughter, Kendra Shanks, whom he considered his own; one brother, Allen Hackworth (Shirley); one sister, Tammie Combs (Al); one special friend, Alan Shanks; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Visitation for Phillip was from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. A graveside committal service in the Richmond Cemetery immediately followed visitation.
Pallbearers were Justin Turner, Tyler Jones, Brian Shanks, Lionel Shanks, Adam Shanks, and Alan Shanks.
Chris Shanks served as an honorary pallbearer.
Kelvin Thomas Phillips, 48
Kelvin Thomas Phillips
Kelvin Thomas Phillips, age 48, of Red Lick Road in Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Monday, October 19, 2020, at the Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington following a sudden illness.
He was born September 29, 1972 in Mercer County and was the son of Wesley Thomas Phillips and the late Linda Carolyn Scott Phillips. He was a welder and a member of the Bruners Chapel Baptist Church. He was a wonderful Dad, a hard worker and was very loved by everyone who knew him. He was generous in life as he was in death through organ donation, and several lives will be changed because of his selflessness.
Survivors in addition to his father include his wife, Richele Kaye Raider Phillips; two daughters: Katlyn Phillips, Frankfort; and Kaylee Phillips, Irvine; three sons: James Johnson (Emily), Chris Johnson, and Wesley R. Phillips, all of Irvine; two grandchildren: Tinley Johnson and Zayah Johnson; his father & mother-in-law: Richard & Charlotte Raider, Ravenna; siblings: Roby Raider, Ryan Raider, and Ricky Raider (Brandy), all of Ravenna; nieces and nephews: Skyler & Blake Raider, Landon Baskin, and Mason & John Raider; and many friends and other relatives.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 24, 2020, 11:00 a.m., at the Emmanuel Baptist Church by Bro. Sherl Thomas. Burial will be at the Sparks Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 p.m., Friday, October 23rd at the Church.
The Warren F. Toler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Hazel Patrick, 96
Hazel Patrick, age 96, a resident of the Irvine Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at the Center following a long illness.
She was born October 10, 1924 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Clayton and Mina Flinchum Crawford. She was retired from Camp Burnamwood where she worked as a cook. Hazel also cooked at Hargett Elementary School. She attended the Presbyterian Church and had lived in Estill County all her life.
Mrs. Patrick was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Patrick.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Darlene Johnson, Estill County; one son, Marvin Patrick, Estill County; four grandchildren: Teresa Cole (Dennis), Lisa Johnson (Glenn), Stephanie West (Lynn) and Justin Patrick (Heather); and six great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Jennings Patrick and ten siblings.
Visitation for the public will be held Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 12 Noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home. Private funeral services will be held with burial at the Patrick Cemetery.
Ruth Ann Kearns, 77
Ruth Ann Kearns
Ruth Ann Kearns, age 77, of Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Baptist Health in Richmond after a short illness.
She was born in Hazel Green in Wolfe County but lived in Estill County most of her life. She retired from the VA Hospital where she worked as a switchboard operator for many years. She also worked at Carhartt for many years as well. Kentucky River Foothills was also a place of employment that she held very dear to her heart.
Ruth Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Lena Lane Taulbee VanCleve; and a brother, Jesse Raymond VanCleve.
She was survived by two daughters: Cheryl Hill (Bobby Welch) and Donna Kearns; and her son, Chris Kearns (Rachel). Ruth Ann was also survived by two brothers: William Carter VanCleve (Anna Ruth) and Rondell VanCleve; as well as seven grandsons: Kaleb Estes, Elijah Stevenson, Devan Doty, Andrew Doty, Lane Doty, Owen Kearns, and Noah Kearns; and a great grandson, James Russell Doty. She also has a very special niece Tina VanCleve Hix (Jeff).
A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020 at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 12:00 Noon with service to follow at 1:00 p.m. for all family and friends.
David Howard "Speedy" Brewer, 78
David Howard "Speedy" Brewer
David Howard "Speedy" Brewer, age 78, passed away on October 19, 2020 at his residence in Bowen, Kentucky.
Born in Campton, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Thomas and Olive Fultz Brewer and a member of West Bend First Church of God. He was a former employee of Hobart Manufacturing and Continental Metal Specialty.
In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas "Rennie" Brewer and Charles Brewer; and three sisters, Eva Fox, Katherine Landrum and June Brewer.
He is survived by his son, Don Dwayne Brewer (Kim) of Irvine; special daughters, Janice Campbell and Marco (James) McKinney of Stanton; two grandchildren, Savannah Brewer and Nicholas Brewer; and three brothers, Wayne Brewer, Arnold "Reed" Brewer and Kenny Brewer.
Funeral services officiated by Bro. James Harold Combs and Bro. Kenny Brewer will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Hearne Funeral Home, 125 West College Avenue in Stanton. Visitation begins at 6:00 p.m., Friday, October 23rd at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Stonegate Cemetery with Jay Townsend, James McKinney, Bob Fauste, Bobby Fauste, Mike Martin and Nicholas Brewer serving as active pallbearers.
Wednesday, October 21st Edition
Charles Darren Lakes, 52
Charles Darren Lakes
Charles Darren Lakes of Irvine, Kentucky, born July 9, 1968, passed away on October 17, 2020 at Baptist Health Lexington. Charles was a caregiver for many years and a member of the basketball team during his high school years. He was also a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Irvine.
Charles had many family and friends who loved him dearly. He was a wonderful uncle and a lover of life.
Survivors include one sister, Teresa Lakes; one brother, Rickie Lakes (Carroll); and several nieces and nephews, all of Richmond Ky.
A memorial service will be held at a later date..
Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
Mark H. Richard, 50
Mark H. Richard
Mark H. Richard, age 50, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.
He was born in Irvine, October 23, 1969 to William H. Richard and Wandalyn Tipton Macy. He was a self-employed handyman.
Mark is survived by his mother, Wandalyn Macy, and her husband, Jackie Macy Sr. of Irvine; a brother, William S. Richard (Catherine) Irvine; a stepbrother, Jackie Lee Macy Jr. of Aurora, Colorado; and a stepsister, Sara Lykins (James) of Los Angeles, California.
Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at the Oakdale Cemetery in Irvine with Bro. Steve Evans officiating.
Grayson Funeral Home Irvine is in charge.
Theodore “Ted” Rawlins, Jr., 74
Theodore “Ted” Rawlins, Jr.
Theodore “Ted” Rawlins, Jr., age 74, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at home surrounded by his family.
Ted was born on January 20, 1946 in Estill County, Kentucky, and was the son of Theodore Rawlins, Sr. and Opal Turner Rawlins, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a retired auto mechanic with Bargers' Wrecker Service and attended the Richmond House of Prayer. Ted was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Carol Moore Rawlins; six sons, Teddy Lee Rawlins (Vickie), Michael James Rawlins (Wilma), Leslie Wayne Rawlins, Randolph Scott Rawlins, Ernest Ray Rawlins (Marlen), and Terry Dale Rawlins (Jennifer); one daughter, Ines Marie Walters (Mark); one sister, Delana Tipton; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Ray Rawlins, and three sisters, Norma Walton, Provie Kirby, and Mary Lou Schrader.
Visitation will be from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. A funeral service for Mr. Rawlins will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21st at the Richmond House of Prayer with Bro. Owen Moody officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Teddy Rawlins, Leslie Rawlins, Randy Rawlins, Ernie Rawlins, Scottie Rawlins, and Brandon Rawlins.
Margaret Ann "Peggy" Benedict, 102
Margaret Ann (Peggy) Benedict,
Margaret Ann "Peggy" Benedict, a former resident of Irvine and a former teacher at Estill County High School, died at the age of 102 on Saturday, October 3, 2020.
Mrs. Benedict was born in Paintsville, Kentucky on July 30, 1918 to her parents, Irene LaViers and John Paul Sellers, Sr. She continued spending her summers there with her grandmother, Mrs. Henry LaViers even after her family moved to Columbus, Ohio. She spent her early life in Columbus, graduating from Upper Arlington High School and Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. While attending OSU, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, and she met her future husband, James R. Benedict. During World War II, while her husband was serving as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Corp of Engineers, she worked for Curtis Wright as a draftsman.
When the war ended, the Benedicts moved to Wellston, Ohio, where Mr. Benedict worked for Benedict, Inc., a strip mining firm in nearby McArthur, Ohio. In Wellston, they raised their two daughters, were members of the Wellston Methodist Church, served on the Chamber of Commerce, participated in Rotary Club, were members and on the board of Fairgreens Country Club, and campaigned together for Mr. Benedict’s Republican nomination to run for State Senator of Ohio. Mrs. Benedict’s zest for life was evident in her involvement in civic affairs, her dedication to friendships and her love of sports, especially golf. She and her husband rarely missed attending their OSU football games.
Mrs. Benedict and her family moved to Irvine, when her husband became employed as Superintendent of South-East Coal Company’s processing plant. She later worked there as well. Peggy and her husband loved living in the Bluegrass State and were passionate Keeneland and Derby fans. She was president of the Women’s Central KY Golf Association, winning the coveted Marion Miley cup for her flight. She was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Irvine United Methodist Church, an art teacher at Estill County High School, a spirited UK basketball spectator and an enthusiastic community volunteer. She and her husband traveled extensively and finally retired to Pompano Beach, Florida.
Peggy was known by her vibrant personality and artistic and athletic talents. Well into her 90s, she continued playing golf, teaching art lessons to the residents of her retirement communities and playing bridge three times a week. Mrs. Benedict lived in Auburn, Alabama; Buford and Canton, Georgia in retirement communities until her death.
She is survived and dearly loved by her daughters, Cheryl Lynn Sullivan and Deborah Benedict Davis; her grandsons, Christopher Ryan Cottengim and James Kyle Cottengim; and her great grandchildren, Taylor, Sydnie and Cooper Cottengim..
Teresa Kay Congleton, 61
Teresa Kay Congleton
Teresa Kay Congleton, age 61, a resident of the Irvine Nursing & Rehabilitation Center passed away Friday, October 16, 2020, at the Baptist Health Hospital in Richmond, Kentucky, following a long illness.
She was born August 17, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio and was the daughter of Eugene Hall and the late Ann Kincaid Hall. She attended the Church of God and had lived in Estill County all her life.
Teresa is survived by her father and stepmother, Eugene and Katherine Hall, Irvine; one daughter, Tonya Congleton; one son, Ruford Congleton; three sisters: Lois Jean Campbell, Lexington; Sondra Strange, Mt. Sterling; and Carol Estes, Lawrenceburg; three brothers: Mark Hall, Stanton; Brian Hall, North Carolina; and Stacy Hall, Mt. Vernon; one stepsister, Kimberly Bates, Louisville; and several grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by oneson, Russell Banks.
Graveside services were conducted Monday, October 19, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., at the Cobb Hill Cemetery by Bro. Elwood Patrick. Visitation was held Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted Monday, October 19, 1 PM at the Cobb Hill Cemetery by Bro. Elwood Patrick.
Pallbearers were Billy Strange, Dwight Hall, Mike Hall, Steven Hall and Elwood Patrick.
Johnny Ray Ashcraft, 67
Johnny Ray Ashcraft
Johnny Ray Ashcraft, age 67, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020, at his home in Beattyville, Kentucky.
He was born February 23, 1953 in Beattyville, a son to the late Edward Thornton and Rachel Irene (Ross) Ashcraft. He was a lock master, working for Kentucky River Authority. He loved being outdoors, and spending time by the Kentucky River.
Along with his wife of 45 years, Rose Marie (Thompson) Ashcraft of Beattyville; he is survived by two sons: Johnny Ray Ashcraft Jr. of Beattyville and Sean J. Davis of Irvine; three daughters: Angela Fox (Chris) of Beattyville, Michelle Napier of Clay City, and Jessica Ashcraft of Stanton; two brothers: James Ashcraft (Debbie) of Waco, Kentucky; and John Reece of Beattyville; one sister, Judy Kirby (Tommy) of Irvine; five grandchildren: LeeShana Brandenburg, Kaitlin Hall, Drew Hall, Austin Hogan, and Jayden Holliday; one great grandchild, Kinsley Davis; and many other loving family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Thornton and Rachel Irene (Ross) Ashcraft.
The family will receive guests from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 16, 2020 at the Booneville Funeral Home, 3450 Ky. Hwy. 11 North in Booneville. A memorial service will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Peggy Bonny Garrett, 85
Peggy Bonny Garrett
Peggy Bonny Garrett, age 85, of Geneva Avenue in Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020, at the Willows at Hamburg in Lexington.
She was born November 3, 1934 in Moberly, Kentucky and was the daughter of the late Arthur Ellis and Myrtle Vinada Clouse Bonny. She was a retired music teacher with the Estill County School System and a member of the Irvine First Christian Church. She was also a member of the Woman’s Club, Kentucky Teacher’s Retirement Association, Kiwanis Club, and the Kentucky Colonels. She performed with the Lexington Singers for over 30 years and belonged to the American Organist Guild.
Mrs. Garrett was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Mason Garrett.
She is survived by her daughter, Bonny Clouse Caudill (William), Irvine; two grandchildren: Bonny Jean Caudill and Will Caudill; and one brother, James Bonny, Ohio.
Mrs. Garrett was preceded in death by nine siblings: Lucille Bonny, Florence Bonny Hall, Ann Bonny Stickley, Jeanette Bonny King, A.W. Bonny, Bill Bonny, Ed Bonny, Thomas Bonny and Gene Bonny.
Visitation will be held Friday, October 16, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home. Private services were conducted Friday, October 16th at the funeral home chapel by Pastor Jim Bonny. Burial was at the Richmond Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Peggy Bonny Garrett Senior Music Award at the Estill County High School. Senior Music Award at the Estill County High School.
Pallbearers were Pat Caudill, Mark Witt, Andrew Witt, Joey King, Gene Scott King and Jim Bonny.
Robin Lynn Hedger, 35
Robin Lynn Hedger
Robin Lynn Hedger, age 35, passed away.
She was born April 20, 1985 in Lexington to Robert Jr. and Linda Hedger.
Robin is survived by her mother, Linda Hedger of Winchester; three brothers: Robert Hedger III of Irvine, Charles Hall and Benjamin Fay, both of Winchester; and a sister, Misty Barnes of Mt. Sterling.
She is preceded in death by her father, Robert Hedger Jr.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 15, 2020 at the Mullins Cemetery in Irvine.
Grayson Funeral Home Irvine is in charge.
Brenda Lea Estes Riddell, 58
Brenda Lea Estes Riddell, 58
Brenda Lea Estes Riddell, age 58, of Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Baptist Health in Richmond after a long illness.
She was born June 5, 1962 in Irvine to Clarence and Ida Mary Johnson Estes.
Brenda is survived by two sons: Russell Riddell and Joshua Riddell (Sarah), both of Irvine; a daughter, Ladonna Riddell of Irvine; ten grandchildren; a brother, Earl Estes (Lavern) of Irvine; a sister, Earlene Estes (Jacin) of Berea; and several nieces and nephews including her favorite niece, Modi Paige. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Ida Estes; four brothers: Thomas Estes, Billy Estes, Fredrick Estes, and Clarence Estes Jr.; and two sisters: Nina Cassidy and Norma Johnson.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel, 3905 Richmond Road in Irvine with Bro. Jerry Rose officiating. Friends may visit 12:00 Noon until time of the service.
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