Pendleton County Obituaries

Obituaries are posted with the permission of Debbie Dennie, Editor of the "Falmouth Outlook"

Falmouth Outlook, August 26, 2003

Lonny Gayle Browning, 65, of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on August 19, 2003 at his home. He was born on June 19, 1938, son of the late William Washington and Flora Clayton Browning. He was married to Barbara Rigg Browning on July 11, 1974, and his dear wife survives his passing.
Mr. Browning received a Bachelors degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a Mas-ters degree from Georgetown College. He was a school teacher for 30 years, mostly with Grants Lick School in Campbell County, a farmer, President of the Pendleton County Retired Teachers, President of the Northern Kentucky District Retired Teachers, and a former member of the Pendleton County School Board for eight years. He was a member and elder of the Oakland Christian Church. He was also the choir director, Sunday school teacher and Secretary of the Cemetery Board.
“He stood for what was good and right and uplifting. He was impeccably honest,” said former Pendleton County School Su-perintendent Owen Collins. “He was friendly and outgoing, with a half-chuckle, half-laugh that was infectious and endearing to people.
“He was very influential in the church and was extremely conscientious about his duties on the school board,” said Collins. “He was a great supporter of schools.”
“One of his special qualities was his hospitality. He enjoyed having company at his home, and he made you feel welcome and comfortable. He liked for you to loosen your tie, slip off your shoes and enjoy yourself,” Collins added.
Mr. Browning is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons, Will Clayton and Paul Stuart Browning, both of Falmouth; and two grandsons, Caleb Andrew and Elijah Clayton Browning.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Arnold; and three brothers, Carl, William and Ralph Browning.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 23 at 2 p.m. at the Oakland Christian Church in Pendleton County. Officiating the service was Bro. John Byard, Bro. Eudell Hall. Bro. Wally Rendel, and Bro. Chuck Stroup.
Music was shared by the Oak-land Christian Church Choir, Becky Fogle, Michael Cummins, Kenny Speakes, and Gene Koons. Kaye Johnting and Kathy Aulick shared music on the piano and organ.
Pallbearers for the service were Larry King, Dale Prebble, Paul Wolfe, Gerald Fields, Michael Cummins, Mark Wilder, Billy Wilson and Brud Crawford. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Owen Collins, Herman Fields, Melvin Crawford, Ben Browning, Carol Houchen, Edwin King, Bernice Aulick, Don Jackson and Bruce Gosney. Also serving as honorary pallbearers were the Oakland Christian Church Deacons and Board of Trustees; Steve Harper, Larry Aulick, David Monroe, Barry Cordray, Larry Florence, Ricky Figgins, Keith Herron, Henry Bertram, Donnie Bowles, Melvin Ramsey, Terry Logan and Roscoe Antrobus.
Interment took place in the Oakland Cemetery, Pendleton County. Woodhead Funeral Home in Falmouth served the family.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lonny Browning Music Fund, c/o Oakland Christian Church, 5161 Milford Road, Falmouth, KY 41040.


Stella Holoch Record, 95, of Flour Creek Road, Butler, Ky., passed away Sunday, August 25, 2003 at her home. She was born in Pendleton County on January 28, 1908. Mrs. Record was a homemaker and a member of Eastside Park Christian Church.
She was married to Roy R. “Peck” Record, and he preceded her in death on September 20, 1983.
Survivors include son, Allen Record of Dover, Del.; daughter, Brenda Maxedon of Butler, Ky.; and 18 grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 27 at Peoples Funeral Home in Butler. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 28 at Eastside Park Christian Church. Interment will be in Peach Grove Cemetery, Pendleton County.


Clyde Earnest Wells, 66, of Williamstown, Ky., passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South, in Edgewood, Ky.
Wells was a retired truck driver for Grant County Foods, Dry Ridge, Ky., for 25 years and also a member of the St. William Catholic Church of Williamstown, Ky.
Survivors include:wife, Lydia Hisle Wells, of Williamstown, Ky., sons, Kevin Ray Wells, of Williamstown, Ky., Jerry Patrick Wells, Corinth, Ky., stepsons, Douglas Allen Hunt, Crittenden, Ky., Craig Hunt, Burlington, Ky., Bryan Hunt, Paris, Ky., daughters, Diana Lynn Smith, Jonesville, Ky., Nancy Ann Roberts, Lake Orion, Mich., Michelle Wilson, Falmouth, and Donna Sue Coffman, of Dry Ridge, Ky., brothers, Donald Ray Wells, Williamstown, Ky., Everett Eugene Wells, Walton, Ky., and one sister, Dorothy Lee Kohake, Edgewood, Ky, 16 grandchildren and 1 step-grandchild.
Mr. Wells was raised by his aunt, Alleen Ducker, of Williamstown, Ky., and he was proceeded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann, in 1995.
Visitation was held at the Eckler-Hudson Funeral Home on Thursday, Aug. 21, between the hours of 6-9 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial was held at the St. William Church, Williamstown, Ky., on Friday, Aug. 22nd at 11 a.m.Interment was held in the Mason Cemetery, Mason, Ky. Memo-rials are suggested to the American Legion Hall, 1106 North Main St. Williamstown, Ky., 41097


Falmouth Outlook, September 3, 2003

Barbara Sorrels, 58, of Falmouth, Ky., passed away Friday, August 29, 2003 at University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
Barbara was born in Shelbyville, Ind., on February 21, 1945. She was the daughter of the late Robert William and Margaret Biery. She was a retired daycare operator at Falmouth Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Opel Biery.
Survivors include son, Tony Crook, Falmouth; brother, Robert W. Biery Jr.; Falmouth; sisters, Dorothy Shearer, Falmouth; Virginia Pittman, Shelbyville, Ind., and Linda Ruth Pittman, Falmouth; four grandchildren, Angel Elliott, Zachary Crook, Sean Crook and Alicia Crook.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 2 at Peoples Funeral Home, Fal-mouth. Visitation will be one hour before service. Interment will be in Shearer Family Cemetery under the direction of Peoples Funeral Home, Fal-mouth.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Falmouth Bap-tist Church, Fourth St., Falmouth, KY 41040


Charles Raymond Campbell, 78, of Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly of Butler, Ky., passed away August 17, 2003 after an extended illness.
He was born in Hazard, Ky. on August 21, 1924 to Charles and Susan (Caldwell) Campbell.
He is survived by his wife Ruth Meinach Campbell, one daughter Judy (Dan) Jed of Bowling Green, Ky., two sons Randal Keith (Debbie) Campbell, Oklahoma City, Oka. and Bobby (Lilce) Campbell of Mulberry, Fla. One son Billy Ray Campbell of Brooksville, Ky. preceded him in death. He leaves seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A brother Woolery Campbell of Tampa, Fla.
He was retired from the U.S. Army, serving in World War II and retired from General Motors in Norwood, Ohio.
He was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Zephyrhills and a member of the American Legion and Masonic Lodge.
Funeral services were held on August 21, 2003 at the Wittfield Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. A.C. Bryant and Rev. Milton Tenhaus officiating.
He was laid to rest in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Tampa with full military services provided by an Army post from Savannah, Georgia.
Ray was an avid sports fan and was a golfer. He took pride in the fact that Tim Couch from the Cleveland Browns was his great nephew. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.


Benny Theodore Pruiett, 73, of DeMossville, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Williamstown, Ky. A retired steelworker for Interlake Steel in Newport. A Korean War veteran, 32nd degree Mason Lodge 808, a life time member of the D.A.V., and a member of Unity Baptist Church in DeMossville, Ky.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Pruiett; daughter, Cynthia Perkins and son, Benny “Peanut” Pruiett Jr., both of DeMossville; two step-sons, Jeffrey and Mark Painter of Bellevue, Ky,; brother, Leroy Pruiett of Dry Ridge; 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, September 3 at Fares J. Radel Funeral Home in Highland Heights. Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 5 till 8 p.m. with a Masonic service starting at 7:30 p.m. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate, Ky.
Memorials may be made to the Unity Baptist Church Building Fund, 1486 Jagg Road, DeMossville, Ky., 41033.

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