Wednesday, July 21st Edition
Randy Franklin Cassidy, 63
Randy Franklin Cassidy
Randy Franklin Cassidy, age 63, of Cedar Grove Road in Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021, at his home.
He was born May 16, 1958 in Bath County and was the son of the late Archie Cassidy and Nola Jean Morris Brantley. He was an employee of the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home and helped maintain the Sunset Memorial Gardens and West Irvine Cemetery. He attended the Calvary Baptist Church and was a member of the American Legion. He had lived in Estill County all his life.
Mr. Cassidy was preceded in death by his wife, Nina Louise Estes Cassidy and is survived by his daughter, Misty Denise Cassidy (Cole), Estill County; seven sisters: Pat Alsept, Madison County; Cathy Cole, Estill County; Jackie Deaton, Fleming County; Elaine Pruyear, Boyle County; Gwen Arthur, Sylvia Brantley, both of Estill County; and Michelle Hayes, Clark County; two grandchildren: Colburn Trace Babb and Kassidie Anessa Babb; and several special nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Hamilton.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 22, 2021, 1:00 p.m., at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Marc McLean. Visitation will be held Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m.
Peggy Louraine Hovermale Wilson, 90
Peggy Louraine Hovermale Wilson in July, 2019 at Marcum & Wallace Hospital where she delivered her daughter, Margaret L. Wilson, on September 9, 1959. She was being interviewed that day as the hospital’s first patient for their 60th anniversary celebration.
Peggy Louraine Hovermale Wilson
Peggy Louraine Hovermale Wilson (widow of Edward E. Wilson) died Monday, July 12, 2021, at her home in Irvine, Kentucky, after a short illness.
She was the daughter of the late Al Hovermale and May Cecil Carter and was born at Grassy Creek in Morgan County, Kentucky, on October 14, 1930.
Survivors include a son, Edward John Wilson and wife Kim (Richmond), and a daughter Peggy Lou Wilson Frazeur and husband Gibbs (Alpharetta, Georgia). She has one living sister, Janis Hovermale Wiseman (and husband JB) as well as her special nephews and nieces.
Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Carter Hovermale; and a sister, Betty Hovermale Haynes.
Grandchildren include Jason Matthew Wilson, Jacob Aaron Frazeur, Caleb Andrew Frazeur, Joel Matthew Frazeur, and Micah John Frazeur; and step-grandchildren: Brian Lowery and Sarah Beth Lowery; plus one adopted grandson, Dr. Maher Kassis, and great grandson, Layth Kassis. Peggy retired from Bluegrass Army Depot (Richmond, KY) in 1974 with 26 years of service.
She was a lifelong member of Irvine United Methodist Church and a frequent visitor of Irvine First Christian Church. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Green Thumb Garden Club, Estill County Lions’ Club Pride and other organizations and was awarded a Kentucky Colonel Commission. She had a lifelong love of learning (especially the medical field and history) and audited classes at Eastern Kentucky University and University of Kentucky. At her recent hospital stay, she surprised the staff with the level of her knowledge of medications and medical conditions. She was often heard saying, “Let’s google it!” and spent hours looking up information on her iPad often taking copious notes.
Although she never wanted acknowledgment for it, she was known for her generous giving. Many who knew her were recipients of her year round greeting cards which usually contained a gift card or cash. Dogs of friends and family also received birthday cards with money for treats. Her love of dogs was passed down to her children and grandchildren, and she always enjoyed seeing photos and videos of her many grandpets.
Peggy truly exhibited what Jesus Christ said - “It is more blessed to give than receive.” She enjoyed donating to local organizations, including the Marcum Wallace Foundation (she delivered the hospital’s first baby the night before it officially opened in 1959), Lions Club, Kiwanis Club, Elizabeth Witt Christmas Party and basically to any cause or person who asked. National organizations she supported include Susan G. Komen Foundation, KET, Humane Society, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, American Lung Association, and too many to name.
While appreciated for many things, including her unconditional love, encouragement, straight forward honesty, humility, unselfishness, wisdom, friendliness and her fun loving personality, she will never know how many lives she deeply touched with her kindness and generosity. Her family wishes to acknowledge and thank all the employees at Marcum Wallace Hospital who provided her with excellent and kind care during her stay there.
Donations in her memory can be made to Marcum Wallace Foundation (Irvine, KY) or Hospice Care Plus (Richmond, KY).
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Irvine, Kentucky.
James David “Jim” Blackwell, 62
James David “Jim” Blackwell
James David “Jim” Blackwell, age 62, of Riddell Court in Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021, at his father’s home.
He was born December 17, 1958 in Madison County and was the son of Emanuel Blackwell, Jr. and the late Juelma Marlowe Blackwell. He was retired from Sylvania and was a full-time caregiver for his father, a former volunteer for maintenance and trail preservation at the Red River Gorge and had worked on the Sheltowee Trace Trail. He was a member of the Irvine United Methodist Church and the Irvine Masonic Lodge 137 F&AM.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Kimberly Von Cole Chaney Blackwell; two sons: Lance David Blackwell (Alexandria), Missouri; and Landon Chase Blackwell (Claire), Alabama; two stepchildren: Kimber Nicole Lainhart (Seth), and Jerry Von Chaney (Ashley), both of Estill Couunty; two sisters: Rosemary Barnes (Roger), Montgomery County; and Rebecca Jane Carr (Jim), Madison County; and seven grandchildren: Liliana Claire Blackwell, Lauralai Chase Blackwell, Emmylia Lainhart, Elias Lainhart, Gunner Chaney, Asher Chaney and Reagan Chaney.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 1:00 p.m., at the Irvine United Methodist Church with Bro. Aaron Batey officiating. Burial will be at the West Irvine Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, July 19th from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Church.
Pallbearers are Christopher Carr, Jim Carr, Roger Barnes, Evan Richardson, Seth Richardson, Parker McCreary, Scotty Roberts and Jerry Von Chaney.
Warren F. Toler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Linville Clay Case, 83
Linville Clay Case
Linville Clay Case, age 83, widower of Sharon Collins Case, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester, Kentucky. His former wife Peggy Flinchum was with him as he made his Heavenly flight.
He was born in Cobb Hill, Irvine, Kentucky, on September 25, 1937, the first son of the late Garnie and Katie Bailey Case. He was retired from Rockwell International.
Survivors include five children, Vickie Hensley (Johnny), Shari Thomas (Ronnie), Gary Case, Jennifer Lynn Combs (Rob), and Jonathan Logan Case (Sherri); siblings, Calvin Case (Emma), Rodney Case (Vickie), Margie Case, Thelma Farmer (Buddy), and Mavis Holland; as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Linville had a full life of Bluegrass music he and his brothers played as a band called “The Case Brothers.” His family considers themselves blessed to have grown up with the beautiful sounds of Bluegrass and Gospel that the entire family sang and blessed by undying love of our Father God and Christ Jesus.
In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by siblings, David G. Case, Wyoma Estes, Mavis Holland, and Charlene Miller.
Services will be at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, June 20, 2021 at Scobee Funeral Home, 219 West Lexington Avenue, Winchester, with Pastor Dusty Sullivan of Gospel Way Church in Cecelia, Kentucky, offciating. Burial will follow in Clarmont Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of service.
Pallbearers are Ronnie Thomas, Christopher Kirby, Rod Case, Calvin Case, Scott Chason, Isaac Goodrich, J.B. Berry, and Thomas Christopher Kirby.
Honorary pallbearers are Gary Case and Jonathan Case.
Delay McKinney, 76
Delay McKinney, age 76, of Big Springs School Road in Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Friday, July 16, 2021, at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, following a short illness.
He was born January 21, 1945 in Estill County and was the son of the late George W. and Daphney Newton McKinney. He was retired from the Ernest Isaacs Lumber Company and had lived in Estill County all his life.
Mr. McKinney is survived by his wife: Della Neal McKinney; three sons: Grover McKinney, Chris McKinney, and Jeff McKinney, all of Irvine; three brothers: Millard McKinney, Irvine; Willoughby McKinney, Richmond; and McQuay McKinney, Irvine; and several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Pauletta Sparks and Reva Jean McIntosh; and five brothers, George L, Roy Wallace, Thomas, William and Zion McKinney.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 1:00 p.m., at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Osborne Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m.
Pallbearers are Harold Moore, Cody Collins, Tim McKinney, Colby Baber, Tommy McKinney and Anthony McKinney.
Honorary pallbearers are Josh Collins and Brian McKinney.
Carl Edgar Halfpenny, 54
Carl Edgar Halfpenny
Carl Edgar Halfpenny, age 54, of Westover Avenue in Richmond, Kentucky, passed away Friday, July 16, 2021, at the Compassionate Care Center following a short illness.
He was born January 19, 1967 in Montana and was a former Lunitex employee. He had lived in Madison County the last 24 years.
Mr. Halfpenny is survived by his wife, Effie Marie Nunnelley Halfpenny.
Memorial services are not scheduled at this time.
The Warren F. Toler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cindy Donnela Stevens, 50
Cindy Donnela Stevens
Cindy Donnela Stevens, age 50, of Ravenna, Kentucky, formerly of Salt Rock, West Virginia, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
She was born December 11, 1970, in Huntington, West Virginia, a daughter of Donna Mae Gue Stevens and the late Clyde Stevens Jr.
Cindy is survived by two daughters, Rachel Stevens and Bethany Stevens; one son, Cody Stevens; one brother, Steve Stevens; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, West Virginia, with Pastor Johnnie Gue officiating. Burial followed in Green Valley Cemetery, Branchland, West Virginia. Friends visited from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville.
Gwen Lynn Heffner, 68
Gwen Lynn Heffner
Gwen Lynn Heffner passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at her home in Irvine, Kentucky.
She was born on November 4, 1952 in Columbus, Ohio. Her parents were Virginia Rinehart Heffner and Phillip E. Heffner Jr. She received her BA degree in printmaking and ceramics from Luther College in Iowa. She received her graduate degree in ceramics from the University of Louisville under the late Tom Marsh. After four years as an Artist in the Schools throughout Kentucky, Gwen established her pottery business outside Irvine. She ran the Contemporary Artifacts Gallery in Berea, for ten years before taking an administrative position at the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea in 2003.
Gwen is survived by her husband of 35 years, Robert S. Ruffner; her son, Matthew Phillip Ruffner; her sister, Gail B. Heffner; her brother, Gary H. Heffner; and several nieces and nephews, as well as numerous beloved cousins.
Donations can be made to Hospice of Kentucky, or Eastern Kentucky University Public Radio.
A gathering celebration will be held at a later date.
For more information contact Robert Ruffner at (606)723-7604.
Mary Gladys Powell, 82
Mary Gladys Powell
Mary Gladys Powell, age 82, of Pitts Road in Ravenna, Kentucky, passed away Monday, July 12, 2021, at the Irvine Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, following a long illness.
She was born July 5, 1939 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Dan and Viola “Sug” Rawlins Riddell. She was a homemaker and had lived in Estill County all her life.
Mrs. Powell was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey “Huckleberry” Powell and is survived by two daughters: Lisa Sparks, Ravenna; and Gina Powell (Christina), Irvine; two sisters: Patty Gray and Judy Gray, both of Flemingsburg; one brother, Letcher Walling, Flemingsburg; six grandchildren: Dan Sparks (Sarah), Shawn Sparks (Gina), Tristan Lambert, Austin Wells (Siearra), Jessalyn Wells and Stephen Wells; and three great grandchildren: Landan Sparks, Trenton Sparks and Ashton Sparks.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Terri Kaye Powell; and her son-in-law, Tommy Sparks.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 16, 2021, 1:00 p.m., at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chris Coffey officiating. Burial will be at the West Irvine Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 14th Edition
Franklin D. Stone, 83
Franklin D. Stone
Franklin D. Stone, age 83, from Irvine, Kentucky, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 9, 2021.
He was born in Irvine, Kentucky on February 19, 1938. Franklin was the son of the late Gilbert and Rhoda Richardson Stone. He was a graduate of Estill County High school, class of 1957. He retired from Bank One (formerly First Security National Bank) in Lexington, Kentucky. He was a former president of the Estill County Lions Club. Franklin was a member of the Sandhill Christian Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Uleena Kay Blevins Stone; three brothers, Gilbert J, Stone Jr., James Roy Stone and Harold Dean Stone; and four sisters, Pauline Stone Hall, Mildred Stone Hatton, Vada Luverne Stone Shuler, and Phyllis Ann Stone Conrad.
He is survived by his sister, Nettie Jean Stone Marcum of Irvine; his children, Annie Stone Burgher (David) of South Korea, Franklin "Dale" Stone (Kelli) of Richmond, Jonathan D. "David" Stone (Sondra) of Irvine, Margaret Stone Varner (Bob) of Richmond, and Mari A Stone Byers (Nick) of Lancaster, Ohio; and several step-children and step-grandchildren and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services officiated by Bro. Matt Vaught will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Lewis-Abner Funeral Home. Visitation was held Tuesday July 13th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Amos-Richardson Cemetery with Jeremy Burgher, James Stone, Noah Burgher, Jessie Stone, Jonathan Stone and Clint Byers serving as active pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Troy King, Christopher Ashcraft and Ab Williams.
Broadus Beach, 77
Broadus Beach, age 77, of Irvine, Kentucky, husband of Nellie Stamper Beach, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington.
He was born December 19, 1943 in Independence, Kentucky to the late Clyde L. and Cleo Faye Webster Beach.
Survivors include his wife, Nellie Beach; three sons, Clyde Brackinridge Beach, Dwaine Beach, and Tony Joe Beach; two daughters, Elsie Evans and Pamela Elam; four brothers, Jay Beach, Jeff Beach, David Beach, and Jimmy Beach; four sisters, Joyce Patton, Diana Honshell, Lori McCracken, and Joella Collins; his grandchildren, April Donahue, Ryan Marcum, Cathyrn Sue Bach, Joshua Winburn, Caleb Winburn, James Winburn, Chris Beach, Cody Beach, Jessica Harmon, Michael Beach, Anthony Schooler, Casey Beach, and Stacy Beach; and numerous great grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday, July 15, 2021, 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Anthony Molihan at Davis and Davis Funeral Home, 777 West College Avenue, Stanton. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m.
Sandra Sue Chaney, 61
Sandra Sue Chaney
Sandra Sue Chaney, age 61, of North Stacy Lane in Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, July 11, 2021, at the Baptist Health Hospital in Louisville, following a long illness.
She was born December 20, 1959 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Wayne and Alma Bell Gross Wiseman. She was a former Carhartt, Inc. employee and had lived in Estill County all her life.
Sandra is survived by three sisters: Orpha Jo Oliver (Sidney), Estill County; Mary Kay Agee (Rick), Madison County; and Reva Darlene Robinson (Mike), Greenup County.
She is preceded in death by her sister, Doris Ann Edmonson.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 15, 2021, 12 Noon at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 14th from 6 to 9 p.m.
Pallbearers are Jeff Oliver, Darrell Estes, Dalton Estes, Jaddin Estes, Rylan Crank and Rick Agee.
In lieu of flowers, donations toward her funeral expenses are requested.
Beverly Francis Hall, 76
Beverly Francis Hall
Beverly Francis Hall, age 76, of Lilly Ferry Road in Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Friday, July 9, 2021, at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, following a long illness.
He was born October 13, 1944 in Estill County and was the son of the late Francis and Nannie Smith Hall. He was a retired farmer and had lived in Estill County all his life.
Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ann Charles Hall and is survived by two daughters: Beverly Ann Means, Estill County; and Sheila Blackwell (David), Madison County; one son, Randy Walter Hall (Rebecca), Estill County; five sisters: Hallie Woosley, Estill County; Ann Wiseman, Ohio; Reida Scott, Indiana; Shirley Hall and Sue Hall, both of Estill County; six grandchildren: Christopher Means, Andrew (Paige) Means, Austin Blackwell, Shaun Blackwell, William Hall and Madison Hall; and four great grandchildren: Kaden Means, Molly Pickering, Raylynn Means and Everly Means.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Kenneth and Tom Hall.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 11:00 a.m., at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Merle Travis officiating. Burial was at the Wood Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday, July 12th from 6 to 9 p.m..
Pallbearers were Shaun Blackwell, Austin Blackwell, William Hall, Christopher Means, Kaden Means and David Blackwell.
Frances Annette Hardin Gum, 88
Frances Annette Hardin Gum
Frances Annette Hardin Gum of Richmond, Kentucky, 88 years old, died Saturday, July 10, 2021 after a lengthy illness. She was the widow of the late Elmo Gum.
Born February 28, 1933 in Richmond, to the late Kit and Nancy Adams Hardin, Frances was a homemaker and a former business owner of VeeAnn’s that was located in downtown Richmond. She enjoyed camping, square dancing, researching her family ancestry, and creating memories with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Waco Baptist Church.
Frances was preceded in death by a brother, R.V. Hardin; and a sister, Fannie Lynn Noland.
She is survived by two daughters, Vickie Fritz (Gary) and Peggy Parke (Steve); three grandchildren: Rachel Cobb (Chad), Brandon Fritz (Brooke), and Stephanie Smith (Joe); six great grandchildren: Kaylan, Kylee, and Khloe Cobb; Elsa and Elin Fritz; and Colt Smith, all of Richmond; two brothers-in-law, Donald Brookshire of West Mifflin, Pennsylvania; and James Brookshire (Betty Mae) of Irvine; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held 3-5 p.m., Monday, July 12, 2021, at Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home, 1110 Barnes Mill Road, Richmond, followed by the funeral at 5:00 p.m. Private family burial will be at the Richmond Cemetery
Michael Ray "Moose" Fox, 70
Michael Ray "Moose" Fox
Michael Ray "Moose" Fox, age 70, husband of Wendy Fox passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at the Marcum and Wallace hospital in Irvine, Kentucky.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late Candy and Nannie Frances Horn Fox. He was in the National Guard. Michael retired from CSX Railroad.
He is survived by his wife, Wendy Fox; two sisters, Nancy McMaine and Gina Flores (Carlos); four brothers, Stanley Fox (Opal), Darrell Caudill (Dana), Michael Fox (Staci) and Howard Lovelady (Julie); and a host of loving nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Lewis-Abner Funeral Home.
Richard Eugene Ladd, 80
Richard Eugene Ladd
Richard Eugene Ladd, age 80, of Eastpoint Drive in Lexington, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021, at his home following a long illness.
He was born April 27, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan and was the son of the late Eugene Guy and Marion Berger Ladd. He was a retired RexRoth Manufacturing employee and was an avid Ham Radio operator. He was of the Catholic faith and had lived in Lexington most of his life.
Mr. Ladd is preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Murphy Ladd, and is survived by three daughters: Teresa Carty (Adron), Bourbon County; Sherry Stone (Randy), Clark County; and Denise Banta, Bourbon County; two sons: Keith Boozer (Johnnene), Clark County; and Steve Ladd, Florida; eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Alan Ladd.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, July 11, 2021, 2:00 p.m., at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home. Burial will be at the West Irvine Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday from 12:00 Noon to service time at 2:00 p.m.
Pallbearers are Shane Gallaher, Andrew Stone, Elijah Stone, Brenden Boozer, Adron Carty and Randy Stone.
Eddie Everett Wise, 88
Eddie Everett Wise
Eddie Everett Wise, age 88, husband of Yvonne Lansaw Wise, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at his home in Stanton, Kentucky.
He was born November 16, 1932 in Irvine, Kentucky, to the late George & Bessie Rea Neal Wise.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Terena Wallingford (Tim); a granddaughter, Rebecca Nicole Wallingford; two sisters: Eldora Adams (James) and Elinor Murphy; honorary grandchildren: Boone Bailey, Khloe Carroll, Kinsley Carroll, Jayce Wells, Lucy Wells, and Sawyer Wells; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Wilbur Wise, Bill Wise, Terry Wise, and Hershell Wise; and two sisters, Nellie B. Wise and Elizabeth Ann Wise.
Mr. Wise was employed as a foreman with Traco Construction in Lexington before his retirement, where he was a very capable builder and skilled planner. He was also known to be an avid ginseng, mushroom, and squirrel hunter. A Christian, he was a member of the Church of God. His family reflected that he took utmost pride in all aspects of his life. He will be greatly missed by those he leaves behind.
Funeral services are planned for Saturday, July 10, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, 777 West College Avenue, Stanton, with Bro. Max Molihan and Bro. Willard Estep officiating. Visitation will be held Friday night beginning at 5:00 p.m. for family and 6:00 p.m. for friends.
Burial will follow the funeral on Saturday at Stonegate Cemetery in Stanton with Tim Wallingford, Harold Lansaw, Donnie Marshall, Boone Bailey, Nelson Sewell, Dan Andrews, Josh Carroll, and Sawyer Wells serving as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers are George Lansaw and Mike Shoemaker.
Cecil Lee Conner, 51
Cecil Lee Conner
Cecil Lee Conner, 51, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at the Hospice Care Center, Louisville.
He was born December 15, 1969 in Irvine, Kentucky to the late Earl Edger Conner and Beulah Bishop Conner.
Survivors include his mother, Beulah Conner; a son, Kyle Watkins (Lillie); a sister, Kathy Wesley (Roy); a brother, Earl Conner (Betty); two grandchildren, Atlas Watkins and Valerie Watkins; three nephews, Kevin Elliott, Kory Conner, and Aaron Conner; and several great nieces and great nephews.
Services Thursday, July 8, 2021, 1:00 p.m. Davis & Davis Funeral Home, 777 West College Avenue, Stanton. Visitation Thursday, 12:00 Noon until service time at 1:00 p.m. Burial in Salem Cemetery.
Lisa Carol Rawlins, 58
Lisa Carol Rawlins
Lisa Carol Rawlins, age 58, of Sweet Lick Road in Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday. July 6, 2021 at her home following a long illness.
She was born November 30, 1962 in Madison County and was the daughter of the late Estill and Juanita Arvin Rison. She was a former Save-A-Lot employee and attended the First Church of God. She lived in Estill County all her life.
Mrs. Rawlins is survived by her husband, Gary Rawlins, Irvine; two daughters: Jessica Townsend (Anthony) and Erica Stewart (Jermey), both of Irvine; one sister, Vivian Walling (Gene Dixon); one brother, Ronnie Rison (Robin); her mother-in-law, Evelyn Rawlins; four grandchildren: Jasamine Townsend, Zack Townsend, Caden Stewart and Taylor Stewart; several special nieces and nephews; and a special great, great niece, Kylee Dunaway.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 9, 2021, 1:00 p.m., at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Glendon Woosley officiating. Burial will be at the West Irvine Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 8, from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are Jon West, Roger Fike, Tony Walling, Chris Rawlins, Bub Rogers and Bryan Rawlins.
Honorary pallbearers are Logan Rawlins, Jasamine Townsend, Keaton Henry, Landon Coomer, Caden Stewart, Taylor Stewart and Zack Townsend.
Melvin Edward “Eddie” Hardy, Jr., 69
Melvin Edward “Eddie” Hardy, Jr.
Melvin Edward “Eddie” Hardy, Jr., 69, husband of Teresa Hardy, passed away on Sunday, July 4, 2021 at his home in Midway, Kentucky.
Born January 11, 1952 in Irvine, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Melvin Edward Hardy, Sr. and Virginia Noland Hardy. In 1974 Eddie began Modern Castles construction company. He also owned Yesterday’s Chariots for over 20 years, and several of his restored historic cars were featured in the movies "The Green Mile" and "Fire Down Below."
Eddie will be lovingly remembered by his devoted wife of nearly 20 years, Teresa McKinster Hardy, Midway; children, Melvin Edward Hardy, III, Midway, and RaeAndrea “Andi” Marcum (Dwight), Winchester; stepchildren, Tarah LeBlanc (Alex), Louisville; Lynette Cordero (Manuel), and Blake Combs (Emily), both of Lexington; siblings, Mary Hardy, Mickey Hardy (Teresa), and Millie Lees (Charles), all of Lexington; grandchildren, Lindsey Thrash (Shea), Allison Norton (Austin), Andrew Hardy, Tessa Caliz, Eliza Caliz, Nikolai Cordero, Myra Cordero, and Elena Combs; great grandchildren, Reese Allison Snedegar and James Dwight Thrash; as well as many extended family members and friends who mourn his passing.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, 161 Broadway, Versailles. Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 9, 2021 at the funeral home, Bro. Dave Menser officiating. Interment will follow at Midway Cemetery, Spring Station Pike, where pallbearers will be Dwight Marcum, Brandon Lees, Noland Lees, Todd Howard, Jay Griffith, and Blake Combs.
Jane Ellen Fike, 65
Jane Ellen Fike
Jane Ellen Fike, age 65, of Irvine, Kentucky, passed away suddenly, Saturday, July 3, 2021, at the Marcum and Wallace Hospital.
Born in Estill County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late William Morris Elliott II and Peggy Kayse. She was a CNA at the Fountain Circle Rehab and Nursing Center for several years, and she attended Ivory Hill Baptist Church.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sammy Glenn Fike; one brother, William Morris Elliott III, and one sister, Luann Elliott.
Jane is survived by her mother, Peggy Kayse; two sons, Casey Fike (Kim) and Marty York (Staci), both of Irvine; five grandchildren, Chase Rawlins, Malorie York, Natalie York, Kenton York and Casen Fike; and one very special uncle, James B. Little.
Funeral services officiated by Bro. Marvin Neal and Greg Humpert will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 9, 2021 at Lewis-Abner Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 6:00-9:00 p.m., Thursday, July 8th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Beatyville with Casey Fike, Marty York, Chase Rawlins, Kenton York, Casen Fike and Ronnie Mays serving as active pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Willis and Harold Friend.
Joyce Lee Young, 85
Joyce Lee Young
Joyce Lee Marcum Young, age 85, of Irvine, Kentucky, passed away on Friday, July 2, 2021 at Baptist Health in Lexington.
Born January 20, 1936 in Estill County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Roy Marcum and Stanley Horn. She was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Denny Glenn Young; and four sisters, Juanieta Gray, Jewell Campbell, Kattie King and Julie Marcum.
Joyce is survived by five daughters, Patricia Beagley, Wilma Rose, Stephanie Berryman, Tina Sargarat and Crystal Combs; three sons, Eddie Young, Earl Young Jr. and Glenn Young; 22 grandchildren, Bryan Young, Eric Young, Jamie Young, Jonathan Rose, Tiffany Rose, Tara Fox, Sheila Smith, Jeffery Berryman, Leandrea Berryman, Haley Chatman, Dakota Collett, Tyler Farthing, Hannah Chatman, Landon Chatman, Noah Moore, Nakita Fox, Katelyn Mcreadie, Allisa Workman, Morgan Workman, Scotty Young, Rebecca Carter and Stacy Payton; and several great grandchildren.
Funeral services officiated by Bro. Buford Powell were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday July 8, 2021 at Lewis-Abner Funeral Home. Visitation was held 5:00-9:00 p.m., Wednesday July 7th at the funeral home. Burial was in the Oakdale Cemetery with Jeffery Berryman, Jonathan Rose, Landon Chatman, Larry Chatman, Jamie Young and Eric Young serving as active pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers were Tyler Fathering, Troy Rose and Bryan Young.
Lola Faye Combs Chowning, 80
Lola Faye Combs Chowning
Lola Faye Combs Chowning, age 80, of Cold Spring, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Saint Elizabeth Hospital, Fort Thomas.
Lola was born November 30, 1940, at Cow Creek, Owsley County, Kentucky, to her late parents, Ruford and Hazel Frost Combs. During her life Lola worked at Saint Luke Hospital and Northern Kentucky University.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Chowning Sr.; and two sons, Donald Chowning Jr. and Bill Poston.
Lola is survived by three children, Steven Chowning (Lori), Michael Chowning (Angela) and Teri Chowning; three sisters, Lula Belle Lutes, Mary Ann Fields, and Donna Ruth Flynn; 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Visitation was held Monday, July 5, 2021, at the Alexandria Funeral Home, 325 Washington Street Alexandria, Kentucky, from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12:00 Noon. Entombment was in the Saint Stephen Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Southwest Ohio/Kentucky Chapter, 2368 Victory Pkwy, Suite 240, Cincinnati, OH 45206
Marjorie Deaton Chrisman, 85
Marjorie Deaton Chrisman
Marjorie Deaton Chrisman, 85, of Knob Lick Road, Irvine, Kentucky, died Friday, July 2, 2021 in Frankfort.
She was a Crockettsville (Breathitt County), Kentucky native, born May 1, 1936, daughter of the late Matt and Georgia Deaton; a retired North American Phillips inspector, land owner, farmer, member of Knob Lick Baptist Church and resident of the Berea area most of her life.
She was a member of the Estill County Cattlemen’s Association, enjoyed clogging, quilting, gardening, ceramics, and her all time favorite hobby was any activity with her grandchildren.
Survivors include two children: Karen Blanford (Steve) and Bruce Chrisman (Kaye); a sister, Norma Rose; fouir grandchildren: Taylor Blanford, Cole Blanford, Kourtney Roe (Andrew), Kelleigh Johnson (Mike); and three great grandchildren: Landon Chrisman, Henlee Roe, Berkley Roe.
Funeral services were at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, July 4, 2021 at Reppert Funeral Home, 110 North Broadway, Berea, with Randy Chrisman officiating. Visitation, 12:00 Noon until service time. Burial 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at Berea Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions suggested to Knob Lick Baptist Church, 3225 Knob Lick Rd, Irvine, KY 40336 or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601.
Defort Bailey, 85
Defort Bailey, 85
Defort Bailey, age 85, of Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Friday, July 2, 2021 at his residence with his family by his side.
He was born October 10, 1935 in Cobb Hill to Burton and Lillie Bailey. He a veteran of the United States Navy, a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, The Military Officers Association of America, A Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Cobb Hill Cross Roads Church.
Mr. Bailey is survived by his wife of 68 Years, Beverley Bailey of Irvine; a son, Hank Bailey (Carolyn) of Cobb Hill; a daughter, Dawn Gras of Cobb Hill; seven grandchildren: Burton Bailey, Amanda Williams, Jareth Bailey, Floyd Bailey, Katlin Cunningham, Phoebe Bryant and Hank Beaver Gras; eleven great grandchildren, one great, great grandchild; two brothers: George Bailey of Ravenna, and Columbus Bailey (Nancy) of Georgetown; four sisters: Betty Ann Turner (Mackie) of Covington, Nancy Eversole of Waco, Edna Deaton of Erlanger, and Brenda Huff of Warsaw.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Burton and Lillie Bailey; and a sister, Delilah Abney.
Funeral services and Military Rites were held at 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel in Irvine with Bro. Elwood Patrick and Bro. Eric Patrick officiating. Friends visited Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. 'till time of the service. Burial followed in the Cobb Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jareth Bailey, Floyd Bailey, Hank Clifford Gras, Mathew Bryant, Patrick Cunningham and Patrick Bailey.
Donna Annette Kearns, 48
Donna Annette Kearns
Donna Annette Kearns, age 48, of Manna Drive in Richmond, Kentucky, passed away Monday, June 28, 2021, at the Compassionate Care Center following a long illness.
She was born August 10, 1972 in Fayette County and was the daughter of Donnie Kearns and the late Ruth Ann VanCleve Kearns. She was a registered nurse and had formerly worked at the Kid’s Club in Lexington and the St. Joseph East Hospital. She loved giving a helping hand to others.
Donna is survived by her father, Donnie Kearns (Mary Lois), Richmond; three sons: Devan Doty (Erienne), Maysville; Andrew Doty and Lane Doty, both of Richmond; one grandchild, James Doty; two sisters: Cheryl Welch (Bobby), Irvine; and Karen Fritts (Don), Florida; and one brother, Chris Kearns (Rachel), Ohio.
Visitation was held Monday, July 5, 2021, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home followed by the Memorial Service at 6:00 p.m. with Bro. Sherl Thomas officiating.