Wednesday, July 28th Edition
Minda Rose, 82
Minda Rose, age 82, of Red Lick Road in Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at her home following a long illness.
She was born April 7, 1939 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Dewey and Linda Isaacs Willis. She was a homemaker and had lived in Estill County all her life.
Mrs. Rose is survived by her husband of 55 years, Donald Rose; five daughters: Barbara Sue Hernandez (Romaldo), Montgomery County; Peggy Ann Allen (David), Teresa Gail Frazier (Eddie), Irma Jean Thornsberry (Michael), and Vanessa Darlene Moore (Keith), all of Estill County; one son, Gary Randall Rose (Judy), Estill County; four sisters: Lizzie Ann Rose (Finley), Lorene Rose, Florence Flynn (Kenneth Rose), all of Estill County; and Cornell Overbay, Madison County; two brothers: Deward Willis (Alma) and Hympsel Willis (Catherine), both of Estill County; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jennings “Poodle” Willis and Dewey Deffert “Bear” Willis; and four sisters, Nellie Willis, Sheila Willis, Bessie Mary Wagers Johnson and Effie Mae Johnson.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, July 25, 2021, 2:00 p.m., at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Tackett Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m.
Pallbearers are Joshua Sparks, Daniel Allen, Taylor Frazier, Zachary Rose, Hunter Humphrey, Marty Humphrey and Shane Barnett.
Honorary pallbearers are all granddaughters and great grandchildren and her nieces and nephews.
Eugene Taylor “Jip” Powell, 85
Eugene Taylor “Jip” Powell
Eugene Taylor “Jip” Powell, age 85, of White Oak Road in Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond.
He was born December 2, 1935 in Estill County and was the son of the late Taylor and Callie Baber Powell. He was a former farmer and he loved his tractor. He enjoyed fishing, whittling and watching wrestling.
Mr. Powell is survived by his sister, Nora Louise Henry, Irvine; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Powell and Barbara Sue Hawkins; and two brothers, John William “Bill” Powell and Breck Powell.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 23, 2021, 2:00 p.m., at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Glyndon Woosley officiating. Burial was at the Sonny Powell Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 11:00 a.m. to service time at 2:00 p.m.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Powell, Robbie Powell, Randy Powell, Jesse Lancaster, Nick Edmonson, Breck Powell, Jr. and Johnny Powell.
Honorary pallbearers were Freida Lancaster, Marsha Webb, Kathy Bradley, Patty Barnes and Angie Sherlin.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475.
Linda Sue McDaniel Freeman, 70
Linda Sue McDaniel Freeman
Linda Sue McDaniel Freeman, age 70, and widow of Anthony Glenn Freeman passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at St. Joseph Hospital in London, Kentucky.
Linda was born September 11, 1950 in Oneida, Kentucky, a daughter to late Raleigh and Eunice Bishop McDaniel. She was retired from the Owsley County Health Care Center as a nurse’s aide and loved being with her dog Lucy and working in her flower garden.
She is survived by her loving dog Lucy; three step-children: Christopher Freeman of Irvine, Candy Jackson (Ronald) of Berea, and Kimberly Freeman of Winchester; one brother, Letcher McDaniel of Miamisburg, Ohio; and special caregivers, Frank and Denise McDaniel of Booneville; along with many other loving family members and friends.
Linda was preceded in death by Anthony Glenn Freeman, her loving husband of 32 years; her parents, one son, Donald Jeffery Cockerham; and a niece, Karen Current.
Visitation will be held Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon at the Booneville Funeral Home, 3450 Ky Hwy 11 North, Booneville. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 Noon at the funeral home with Pastor Rose Roberts officiating. Linda will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Rose and Freeman Cemetery on New Fox Road in Irvine.
Betty Joan Bline Rogers, 74
Betty Joan Bline Rogers
Betty Joan Bline Rogers, age 74, of New Albany, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Betty had a love for music and enjoyed singing. She liked to spend time reading and would never pass up a trip to shop at Target and get a burger at Five Guys.
She was born on May 28, 1947, in New Albany, Indiana, to the late John and Evelyn Berryman Bline.
Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Alvin Rogers; a son, John Rogers; a daughter-in-law, Dana Best; a brother, Frank Bline; a sister, Sally Crabtree; and agrandson, Jacob Lawrence Rogers.
Betty is survived by her loving children, John Best (Rexene), Jake Rogers, Carol Voetelink (Gerard), Stephen Rogers (Jennifer), William "Tim" Rogers, and Nick Rogers (Barbara); 20 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and siblings, Rebecca Barnes (Wallace), John Bline, Jr., Lonnie Bline, Timothy Bline, Julie Tapp (Raymond) and Glen Bline (Marilyn).
Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, 3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, Indiana. Her funeral service will follow at 4:00 p.m. with burial to follow at Evans Landing Cemetery in Elizabeth, Indiana.
Violet Dozier, 96
Violet Dozier, age 96, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Marcum and Wallace Hospital in Irvine, Kentucky.
Born in Estill County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Ollie Curry Blackwell. She retired from Carhartt, Inc.
Violet was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Victor Dozier.
She is survived by one daughter, Vickie Williams from Cynthiana, Kentucky; two grandchildren, Kelli Cole (Curtis) from Irvine, and Sarah Krueger from Ohio; and three great grandchildren, Dylan Cole, Tanner Cole and LeighAnn Cole, all from Irvine, Kentucky.
Funeral services conducted by Father Bryant Kibler will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25, 2021 at the Lewis-Abner Funeral Home. Visitation begins at 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the West Irvine Cemetery with Curtis Cole, Dylan Cole, Tanner Cole, Danny Swiniger, Austin Williams and Brayden Williams serving as active pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers are Austin Blackwell and Ernest Rawlins.
George Morris Ross, 90
George Morris Ross
George Morris Ross, age 90, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021 at his residence.
Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, he was the son of the late George McQueen Ross and Elizabeth Ward. He was a member of the New Beginning Fellowship Church. George was retired from Delco. He was a Gideon for several years, and he was an animal lover. He was in the Bee Club since 1996. When he wasn't busy working you could find him farming, he loved to farm.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Rebecca Ruth Howard, Aeirline Fowler, Betty Jewell and Mary Frances Eversole; and four brothers, James Leonard Ross, Kenneth Ross, Frank Ross and Charles Ross.
George is survived by his loving wife, Brenda Ross; three daughters, Charolette Turpin (Eugene), Ashley Ross (Johnson Collins); and Angie Grimm (Brian); three sons, Danny Ross, Maurice Ross and Allen Shearer; two sisters, Patty Taube and Phyllis Puckett; three brothers, Phillip Ross (Jane), Sam Ross (Nickie), and Joe Ross; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren that he loved dearly.
Funeral services officiated by Bro. Delvin Reece will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 23, 2021 at the New Beginning Fellowship Church in Irvine. Visitation begins at 11:00 a.m., Friday, until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be in the Ball/Ross Cemetery in Jackson County with Johnson Collins, Edsel Daniel, Tommy Turpin, Eugene Turpin, Justin Turpin and Danny Ross serving as active pallbearers.
Arrangements by Lewis-Abner Funeral Home.
Johnny B. Dixon, 75
Johnny B. Dixon
Johnny B. Dixon, age 75, of Ann Street in Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Monday, July 19, 2021, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, following a long illness.
He was born August 12, 1945 in Estill County and was the son of the late Clarence and Mary Ellen Lunsford Dixon. He was a retired construction worker and attended the Outreach Church. He had lived in Estill County all his life.
Mr. Dixon is survived by his wife, Susie Powell Dixon; and one daughter, Johna Mechelle Dixon, Estill County.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Celia Toler, Eliza Stamper, and Florence Gross; and three brothers, Claude, Junior and Frank Dixon.
Graveside services will be conducted Friday, July 23, 2021, 12:00 Noon, at the Alexander Cemetery with Bro. Jerry Rose officiating.
The Warren F. Toler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Kaylynn Faith Taulbee, 4 Months
Kaylynn Faith Taulbee
Kaylynn Faith Taulbee, 4-month-old daughter of Chris and Kim Taulbee of Lexington, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021 at the Saint Joseph Hospital in Mt. Sterling.
She was born at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana, Kentucky, on March 10, 2021.
Kaylynn is survived by her parents, Chris and Kim Taulbee; and two sisters, Taylor and Alice Taulbee.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at the Grayson Funeral Home in Irvine with Bro. Marvin Neal officiating. Friends may visit Wednesday from 12:00 Noon 'till time of the service. Burial will follow in the Wood Cemetery in Irvine.
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.