Pendleton County Obituaries

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

2005 Falmouth Outlook Obits

 

4 Jan 05:

 

Kelly Earle, Jr., 87, Berry

Kelly Rugless Earle, Jr., 87, of Berry, Ky., passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2004 at Lexington Country Place Nursing facility in Lexington, Ky. He was born on October 22, 1917, a son of the late Kelly R. Sr., and Katura Gardner Earle. He was the widower of Anna Margaret Fisher Earle and Georgia Lee Renaker Earle. Mr. Earle taught Vocational Agriculture for 32 1/2 years at Harrison County High Schools. He was a member of the Berry United Methodist Church, co-owner of Fisher farms, charter member and former president of the Berry Lions Club. Chairman of the board of directors for Union Bank of Berry, and Farmers National Bank of Cynthiana, chairman of the Harrison Memorial Hospital Board. Chairman of the Harrison County Senior Citizens, and Chairman of the Board for Pythian Grove Cemetery in Berry. He was the recipient of many awards including the Service of Distinction Award given by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce. The Top Farm Hand Award by the farm operators of Harrison County, and Honorary FFA Chapter Member. He was a 1936 graduate of Berry High School; where he was a standout in basketball and baseball, and a 1940 graduate of the University of Kentucky. He joined the U.S. Army and served his country in World War II with the 68th Medical Regiment, and served in 5 major battle campaigns including the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Bronze Star, The Distinguished Service Award, and was honored in 1995 by the Jewish Comm-unity of Lexington for his part in liberating Buchenwald Concentration Camp in 1945.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Herschel and Dempsey Earle, sisters, Mary Norma Horscik, and Jean Keish.
He is survived by daughter, Patricia Ann Earle, Lexington, Ky., son, Dr. Gary Fisher Earle, Lexington, Ky., step-daughter, Nancy Gay (Chris) Swainhart, Ft. Thomas, Ky., step-son, Teddy Reed (Susan) Renaker, Jr., Lexington, Ky., sister, Mar-jorie Pierce, Cynthiana, Ky., four step-grandchildren; Ashley Swainhart, Mary Beth (Mark) Pocock, Sam Swainhart, Katie Swainhart, niece, Mary Jo Fox, and his loving Bull Terrior, Isaac.
Services were held on December 30, 2004 at Wood-head Funeral Home in Berry, Ky., with Rev. Larry Jones and Rev. Tim Humphries officiating. A beautiful eulogy was given by Dr. Gary Fisher Earle, special music by Coolidge and Anna Cason, and Elliott and Peggy Williams. Pallbearers for the service were Represenative Tom McKee, Lemme Arnold, Jerry Dawson, George Paul Hehr, Bob Lenox, Ken Abner, John Milton Caldwell, and Jerry Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Earle, Kenny Earle, Frank Keish, George Pierce, Sam Pierce, Bob Pierce, Ewell Pierce, Jr., Charles Burgess, Danny Whitaker, Huck Turner, Jim Brown, Dean Peak, and Senator Ed Ford.
Interment with full military honors took place in the Pythian Grove Cemetery in Berry, Ky. Hardin-Browning Post #109 of American Legion, Falmouth, conducted the very impressive last military honors.
Memorials are suggested to the Shropshire Animal Shelter, New Lair Road, Cynthiana, Kentucky or the American Diabetes Assoc.

 

Larry Brown, 55, Grants Lick

Larry N. Brown, 55, of Grants Lick, passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2004 at his home. He was born on August 21, 1949, a son of the late Noble Ford and Tressie Mae Courtney Brown. On September 16, 1972 he married Cindra Moloney, and his wife survives his passing. He was retired from Western-Southern Financial Group of Cincinnati and a member of Plum Creek Christian Church.
In addition to his wife Cindy Brown, he leaves two daughters, Amanda Hope Brown, and Courtney Brook Brown.
Services were held on Thursday, December 23, 2004 at the Plum Creek Christian Church. Bro. Bob Melton. officiated for Bro. Vic Vogt. Dr. Larry Travis assisted. Special music was provided by David Bay and Keith Brown. Woodhead Funeral Home of Falmouth, served the family.
Active bearers were George Sizemore, Shorty Brown, Danny Courtney, Frank Tucker, Danny Copes, Jack Heringer, Dusty Parks, Don Robb and Bernie Mastin. Honorary bearers were Ralph Nordheim, Kevin Moloney, Glenn Fern, Donnie Baker, Bob Doyle and Randall Dennie.
Memorial contributions are suggested to University of Dermatology Foundation, Melanoma Research, Dept. of Dermatology, P.O. Box 670592, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0592 or Plum Creek Cemetery Fund, C/O Paul Craig, 13455 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001.

 

Raymond Bishop, 81, Foster

Raymond Thomas Bishop, 81, of Florence, passed away on Friday, December 24, 2004 at the River Valley Nursing Home in Butler, Ky. Born on July 14, 1923, he was a son of the late Sherman and Elizabeth Straub Bishop. He was a retired farmer and member of Florence Baptist Church, in Florence, Ky.
He is survived by his wife Betty Tyre Bishop, son William Ray Bishop, Florence, Ky., daughters, Linda Vaughn, Walton, Ky., Beverly Radway, Wayne, N.J., Deborah Lynn Weaver, Cummings Ga., seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, brother, Roy Allen Bishop, Maysville, Ky., sisters, Beulah Fardo, Fairfield, Ohio, Florence Sweeney, Flo-rence, Ky., Nellie Riley, Union, Ky., and Dorothy Porter, Ver-ona, Ky.
Services were held on Dec-ember 28, 2004 at Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky., with Rev. Glenn Chasteen officiating and Rev. James Conrad assisting. Casket bearers were Michael Vaughn, Jonathan Radway, Brandon Laflen, Fred Johnson, Tim Bishop and Gary Bishop.
Interment took place in the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth, Ky.
Memorials are suggested to the charity of your choice.

 

Edna Thornberry, 78, Crittenden

Edna M. Caldwell Thorn-berry, 78, of Crittenden, Ky., formerly of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on December 24, 2004 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood, Ky. She was born on March 30, 1926, daughter of the late Lawrence and Edith (Brann) Caldwell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Thornberry in 1993, a son-in-law, Archie Brown Jr., and a grandson Danny Brown.
She is survived by fourteen children, Judith A. Brown (Steve Minor), Harrison, Ohio, Edwin E. (Beulah) Thornberry, Falmouth, Ky., C. Leon Thornberry, Florence, Ky., Deb-orah L. (Larry) Wolfe, Willia-mstown, Ky., Karen S. (Arnold) Bolog, Williamstown, Ky., Stephen D. (Jenny) Thornberry, Dry Ridge, Ky., Myron L. (Peggy) Thornberry, Demoss-ville, Ky., Pamela G. (Phil) Dalton, Crittenden, Ky., Gloria D. (Robert) Beach, Florence, Ky., Marthan D. (Teresa) Thor-nberry, Williamstown, Ky., Anthony C. Thornberry, Critt-enden, Ky., Clifton L. Thorn-berry, Florence, Ky., Allen B. (Patty) Thornberry, Crittenden, Ky., Edith M. (Stuart) McCarthy, Verona, Ky. Thirty one grandchildren and twenty seven great-grandchildren. Sis-ters, Faye LaFollette and Jean (John) Colvin both of Falmouth, Ky., and Eula (Raymond) La-Follette, Morningview, Ky., several nieces and nephews.
Services were held on December 29, 2004 at the Peoples Funeral Home, Fal-mouth, Ky.
Interment took place in the Gardnersville Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to Gardnersville Christian Church Rt. #1 DeMossville, KY 41033 or Pendleton County Senior Citizens Silver Street, Fal-mouth, KY. 41040.

 

Edward “Buck” Cox, 71, Butler

Edward “Buck” Cox, 71, of Butler, Ky., passed away on Monday, December 27, 2004 at the River Valley Nursing Home in Butler, Ky. Buck was born in Ohio on July 1, 1933. He was the son of the late Buford and Sally Applegate Cox. He was a truck driver and later worked for U.S. Shoe of Falmouth. He was a member of the Second 12 Mile Baptist Church, truck driver, and retired from Dr. Scholls in Falmouth. He was preceded in death by his first wife Jeannie Cox, son Eddie Cox, daughter Kelly Cox, brother, Delmar Cox and sister, Fletchie Sorrell.
Ed developed heart complications after by-pass surgery which landed his name on a candidate list for heart transplant. This was a very trying time in his life. Little did he know that after receiving his new heart in 1987, he would lose his beloved wife Jeannie in 1988. As time passed and he recovered, he became like a new person and was doing well. During this time he met Margaret Perry and they were married on April 25, 1992. December 1997 Ed suffered a stroke and in February 1999 he became a resident at River Valley Nursing Home. While he was there he was an inspiration to everyone he met. He was like a “Big Teddy Bear” to everyone.
Edward has touched the lives of many people in the past 17 1/2 years since the transplant. The gift of life from a heart donor was never forgotten and he spoke of it often. He was given these extra years to spend with his family and friends that will never forget him or forget that unknown loved one who gave a heart. May God Bless!
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Perry, Butler, Ky., son, Larry Cox, Falmouth, Ky., daughter, Rhonda Wright, Falmouth, Ky., brothers, Delbert Cox, Peach Grove, Ky., Chanis Cox, Lenoxburg, Ky., Curtis Cox, Falmouth, Ky., three grandchildrewn, Jamie, Jeremy and Jared, three great-granddaughters, Hannah, Kylie and Kacey, and a large number of nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Thursday, December 30, 2004 at the Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky.
Interment took place in the Peach Grove Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions if desired to Change of Heart 2602 Canterburg Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45237

 

Rick Gentry, 44, Falmouth

Rick Gentry, 44, of Falmouth, passed away on December 27, 2004 at his home. Born on May 8, 1960 in Wolfe County, Kentucky, he was the son of Geneva Hamilton and the kate Grover Cleveland Gentry and the step-son of the late Bill Hamilton. He was a self-employed mechanic who loved the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and spending time with his family.
In addition to his mother, Geneva Hamilton, he leaves one daughter, Ashley Gentry, Berry, Ky., son, Justin Gentry, Maysville, Ky., sisters, Phyllis (Doug) Maybrier and Bernice (Larry) Ford, both of Berry, Ky., nieces and nephews and his ex-wife, Tina Gentry of Maysville, Ky.
Services were held on December 30, 2004 at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Fal-mouth. Serving as pallbearers were Jim Hamilton, Wayne Hensley, Justin Gentry, Sam Ford, David Wayne Henderson, and Kelly Hamilton. The honorary pallbearers were James Thomas Chambers, Travis Cha-mbers, Steven Lindsey, Brian Chambers, James Chambers, and Joe Chambers.
Interment took place in the Morgan Cemetery, Pendleton County.

 

Alice Hampton, 66, Falmouth

Alice Ann Hampton, 66, of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Monday, December 20, 2004 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Manley and Mattie McClanahan Smith. She was a homemaker, a member of the Trinity Southern Baptist Church and the Pendleton County Sen-ior Citizens. She was a special lady, who knew no strangers. She was a very caring and giving person. She dearly loved her children and grandbabies. Her recipe for happiness and contentment came from her favorite book, “The Bible”, which she enjoyed sharing with those around her.
Survivors include, daughters, April Dawn Jenkins, Falmouth, Ky., Angela Marie (Sal) Russo, Florence, Ky., son, Jerry Glenn Hampton, Jr., Florence, Ky., brothers, Manley E. Smith, Jr., Butler, Ky., Otis Lee Smith, Somerset, Ky., sisters, Bernice Case, Falmouth, Ky., Ruth Smith, Alabama, Betty Lou Mattingly, Butler, Ky., Linda Justice, Falmouth, Ky., Clara Mae Smith, Butler, Ky., grandchildren, Holly Gayle and Joseph Brian Jenkins, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services were held on Monday, December 27, 2004 at the Trinity Southern Baptist Church under the direction of Peoples Funeral Home, Fal-mouth, Ky. Bro. Conrad Hefner delivered the eulogy with Adarin Williams providing music. Pallbearers were nep-hews, Earl Smith, Zac Justice and George Smith, brother-in-law, Donald Smith, and her son’s friends, Chris Martin and Robert Miller.
Interment took place in the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth, Ky.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oakwood Nursing Home 2441 S. Hwy. 27, Somerset, Ky., or Pendleton County Senior Citizens, Silver Street, Falmouth, Ky.


11 Jan 05:

James Stephens, 89, Falmouth

James Franklin Step-hens, 89, of Falmouth, passed away on Tue-sday, January 4, 2005 at the Harrison Memorial Hospital, Cynthiana. Born on January 10, 1915, he was a son of the late Oliver Newton and Anna Alice Campbell Stephens. On December 27, 1947 he married Betty Sullivan, and his wife preceded him in death on June 21, 2002. He was also preceded in death by a step-son, Kenneth Edward Johnson, sister, Hattie Humphrey, and brothers, Harry and Harland Stephens. He was a retired mechanic for the Butternut Bakery Co., member of the Bakery and Confec-tionary Union, member of Mt. Moriah Christian Church. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II, which he served in Hawaii.
Survivors include brother, Dwayne Stephens, Pryor, Okla-homa, sister, Rozella Crouch, Covington, Ky., granddaughter, Donna Hobbs, Bellevue, that he raised like his own daughter and will be deeply missed and greatly loved by, step-granddaughter, Jennifer Johnson Gilbert, Ft. Wright, Ky., two great-grandchildren, Katie and Kirstin Hobbs, Bellevue, Ky., several nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.
Services were held on Friday, January 7, 2005 at the Wood-head Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky., with Rev. Darrell Breeden officiating. Pallbearers were from the U.S. Military Service.
Full military honors followed in the Turner Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Turner Ridge Cemetery Fund.

 

Donna Fredrick, 66, Corinth

Donna Fredrick, 66, of Corinth, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2005, at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood. She was a retired Office Assistant for Mayer’s Jewelers in Cincinnati, and a member of the Lockland Baptist Church in Cincinnati.
Survivors include, husband, Ancil E. Fredrick, daughter, Michele Hamilton, Falmouth, Ky., son, Darin Fredrick, Orm-ond Beach, Florida, sister, Doris Ruckel, West Chester, Ohio, brothers, Ronald Hibbard, Cincinnati, Ohio, Dennis Hibb-ard, Glasgow, Ky., David Hibb-ard, Eubank, Ky., and four grandchildren.
Services were held on Thursday, January 6, 2005 at the McDaniel Funeral Home, Corinth.
Interment took place in the Corinth Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Camp Northward, P.O. Box 128, Falmouth, KY. 41040

 

Allen Conrad, 94, Ft. Thomas

Allen W. Conrad, 94, of Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, formerly of Falmouth, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2005, at the St. Luke Hospital East in Ft. Thomas. Born on November 24, 1910 at Short Creek, Pendleton County, he was a son of the late Louis Monroe and Lula Wilson Conrad. He married Mary Anderson on December 27, 1941, and his devoted wife survives his passing. He was the owner and operator of Conrad Hardware and Furniture in Falmouth for over 25 years, retiring in 1977. He was a deacon of the Short Creek Baptist Church, Pendleton County, Past President of the Kentucky Retail Hardware Association. Past Moderator of the Union Baptist Association, Past President of the Pendleton County Chamber of Commerce, and he formerly served on the Falmouth City Council. He loved growing and caring for flowers of all types and his Maple Avenue home always reflected this care and attention. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Chester and Orman Conrad.
In addition to his wife of 63 years, Mary Conrad, he leaves four children: Jerry K. Conrad, Plymouth, Florida, Russ (Penny) Conrad, Falmouth, Pamela (Carl) Beck, George-town, Ohio and Jill A. (Paul) Hall, Williamsburg, Ohio, five grandchildren, Joseph Conrad, Rachel Fausz, Caroline Hall, Anna Hall, and Rebecca Hall, brother, Louis M. Conrad Jr., Cold Spring, Ky., two sisters, Louise Ball, Ft. Thomas, Ky., and Mildred Anderson of Hopkinsville, Ky.
Services were held on Monday, January 10, 2005 at the Short Creek Baptist Church, Falmouth, Ky., with Carl Beck and Mark Wade officiating. Music was shared by Norma Monroe and Kay Atkinson. The pallbearers were Rocky Hughes, Russ Conrad, Lou Ball, Joseph Conrad, Paul Hall, James Fausz, Steve Conrad and Paul Conrad.
Interment took place in the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth, Ky.
Memorials are suggested to the Short Creek Baptist Church, 5788 Highway 22 W. Falmouth, KY 41040.
Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky. served the family.

 

Ruie Cummins, 82, Falmouth

Ruie Johnson Cummins, 82, of Falmouth, passed away on January 7, 2005 at her home in Pendleton County. She was born on July 11, 1922, to the late Noah and Mabel Ramsey Johnson. She married H. Albert “Hack” Cummins on May 11, 1941, and her dear husband preceded her in death on May 26, 1993. She was a member of the Oakland Christian Church and spent her life working on the farm she loved.
Survivors include her loving brother, Stanley Johnson and daughters, Kaye (Albert, deceased) Johnting, Kathy (Larry) Aulick, and son, Larry (Patti) Cummins, ten grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Services were held on Monday, January 10, 2005 at the Woodhead Funeral Home in Falmouth with Bro. John Byard and Bro. Eudell Hall officiating. The pallbearers were her six grandsons, Alan Johnting, Rod-ney Aulick, Jeffrey Aulick, Bradley Aulick, Timothy Aulick, and Ryan Cummins.
Music was shared by the Oakland Christian Choir with Barbara Browning accompanying.
Interment took place in the Neave Methodist Cemetery in Bracken County.
Memorials may be given to the Oakland Christian Church Building Fund.

 

Hariett Siefering, 75, Kansas

Hariett Elizabeth Siefering, 75, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away on January 2, 2005 in Olathe, Kansas. She was a homemaker and formerly of Northern Kentucky.
Funeral arrangements at convenience of family. Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth is serving the family.
Interment will take place in the Walnut Hill Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Clarita Landrum, 62, Dry Ridge

Mrs. Clarita Jones Landrum, 62, of Dry Ridge, formerly of Pendleton County, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2005 at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center-South, Edgewood.
Woodhead Funeral Home of Falmouth is serving the family. Please call the Obituary Line at (859) 654-4422 for complete details.

Clarita Landrum, 62 Dry Ridge

Clarita Jones Landrum, 62, of Dry Ridge, formerly of Fal-mouth, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2005 at the St. Elizabeth Hospital South in Edgewood, Ky. Born on October 23, 1942, she was a daughter of Emma Wolfe Jones, and the late Ernest Jones. On January 25, 1960 she married Ronald Landrum, and her husband survices her passing. She was a member of the first graduating class of Pendleton County High School in 1960, and a member of Sherman Full Gospel Church, Grant County.
In addition to her husband, Ronald, she is survived by her mother, Emma Jones, Will-iamstown, son, John Michael Landrum, Decatur Ala., daughters, Jayna Landrum Carper, Dry Ridge, Ky., Robin Doyle, Williamstown, Ky., Jenifer Dawn Biddle, Prestonburg, Ky., eight grandchildren, Karie Carper, Mark Doyle, Kristen Landrum, Eric Doyle, Michelle Landrum, Myriah Carper, Joshua Carper, Ethan Biddle, brother, Harvey Jones, Independence, Ky., and sister, Naomi Ball, Wilmington, N.C. She was preceded in death by her son, Douglas Landrum, on September 26, 1990, and two brothers, Dawson and Frank Jones.
Services were held on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at the Sherman Full Gospel Church with Bro. Jeff Centers officiating. Casket bearers were Mark Doyle, Scotty Ballard, Robert Jones, Charles Ray Jones, Mark Stumbo, and Glen Robinson. Honorary bearers were Eric Doyle, Joshua Carper and Ethan Biddle. Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky., served the family.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Sherman Full Gospel Church and Cagle Ministries in care of Heritage Fellowship: 7261 U.S. 42, Florence, KY 41042.
Interment took place in the Landrum Family Cemetery in Grant County.


18 Jan 05:

 

Anna Green, 88, Cincinnati

Anna Jane Green, 88, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at the Mercy Franciscon West Park Nursing Home in Cincinnati, Ohio. Jane was born in Falmouth, Ky., on September 5, 1916, the daughter of the late Thomas William and Catherine M. Kelly Cahill. She was retired from the National Distilleries, also a caregiver for the elderly, and a member of the St. Williams Parrish in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her brothers, J.W. “Bill” Cahill and J.F. “Pete” Cahill and her sister, Melrose Jacob.
Survivors include her son, John (Marianne) Green, Fair-field, Ohio, sister, Catherine Patricia Smith, Florida, one grandchild, Danielle Green, Fairfield, Ohio, sister-in-laws, Ethel and Daniese Cahill, many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 11-1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at the St. Johns Catholic Church.
Services will follow at 1 p.m. also at the church, under the direction of Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth.
Interment will take place in the St. Johns Cemetery, Pendle-ton County.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Cincinnati 4310 Cooper Road Blue Ash, OH 45242.

 

Delores Cummins, 75, Covington

Delores M. Cummins, 75, of Covington, Ky., passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth.

Delores Cummins, 75, Covington

Delores Marie Cummins, 75, of Covington, Ky., passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at her home.
Survivors include her sisters, Alma Cummins, and Esther Washburn, both of Covington, Ky., and Ruby Stoneking, Euless, Texas.
Graveside services were held on January 15, 2005 at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Pendleton County, with Bro. Mike Flynn officiating.
Woodhead Funeral Home in Falmouth served the family.

 

 

Mary Byrd, 99, Butler

Mary Wright Byrd, 99, of Butler, Ky., passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2005, at the River Valley Nursing Home in Butler, Ky. Mary was born in Falmouth, Ky. on March 19, 1905, the daughter of the late Luther Wright and Eva Holmes Wright. She was a member of the Southside Christian Church, she was preceded in death by her husband Willard Byrd, brothers, Lewis, Belve and Ambrose Wright, daughter, Eva Jean Jones.
Survivors include daughter, Eurilla Pribble, Butler, Ky., son Rollins Pribble, Hemet, California, ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Monday, January 17, 2005 at the Peoples Funeral Home in Falmouth.
Interment took place in the Morgan Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Southside Christian Church.

 

Beverly “J.R.” Wright, 70, Butler

Beverly “J.R.” Wright, 70, of Butler, Ky., passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2005, at the River Valley Nursing Home. He was born on July 9, 1934 in Pendleton County. He was a farmer, the son of the late Beverly Kenzie and Virginia Perkins Wright. His wife Betty Arnold Wright preceded him in death on August 4, 2000, brother Ronnie Wright and sister Connie Wright.
Survivors include, brothers, Leaman and Wayne Wright both of Bracken County, sisters, Martha Ruthford, Harrison Cou-nty, Marreth Murphy, Newport, Ky., Wilma Menach, Foster, Ky., Bessie Teegarden, Bracken County, Ky., Glada Finley, Ariz., Janice Florence, Pend-leton County.
Services were held on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at Moore and Parker Funeral Home, Brooksville, Ky.

 

Joan Courtney, 51, Falmouth

Joan Owens Courtney, 51, of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at the St. Luke Hospital, Ft. Thomas, Ky. Born on September 27, 1953 in Falmouth, Ky., she was the daughter of Archie Owens and Christine Bishop. She was married to Joseph Courtney for 35 years.
Survivors include her children, Charles Courtney, Angel Courtney Fulmer, Arthur Courtney and Rose Mary Courtney Strange all of Falmouth, Ky., nine grandchildren, Andrew Clemons, Justin Albos, Misty Courtney, Cody Courtney, Destiny Fulmer, Melody Wooten, Christina Courtney and Conner Fulmer loving daughter of Christine Owens and sister of Norman Boehnke, Spokanne, Wash. and David Owens, Falmouth, Ky.
Services were held on Monday, January 17, 2005 at the Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky.
Interment took place in the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth, Ky.

 

Violet Wells, 86, Indiana

Violet Fern Wells, 86, of Greensburg, Indiana, formerly of Falmouth, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at Odd Fellows Nursing Home, Greensburg, Indiana. Mrs. Wells was born in Falmouth, Ky., on June 29, 1918, daughter of the late James L. and Anna Elizabeth Piercefield. She was a homemaker and member of the Roanoke Christian Church. She married Chester Venton Wells on September 27, 1941 and he preceded her in death on April 1, 1994.
Survivors include her son Terry (JoAnne Irene “English”) Wells, Greensburg, Indiana, sister, Bernice Purdy, Falmouth, Ky., two grandchildren, Melissa Dawn “Wells” (James) Brown, Marty Aaron Wells, two great-grandchildren, Courtney East-lynn Brown and Caleb Robert Brown.
Services were held on January 16, 2005 at the Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth.
Interment took place in the Morgan Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Roanoke Christian Church Rt. #5, Falmouth, KY 41040.


25 Jan 05:

Neal Russell, 47, Falmouth

Neal Clayton Russell, 47, of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2005, at his home. Born on June 5, 1957 in Harrison County, Ky., he was the son of the late Cerry Tivis and Virgie Gladys Powell Russell. He worked at North Key Community Care in Falmouth for 27 years. He was a member of the Falmouth Baptist Church and an honorary member of the Falmouth Fire De-partment. He was preceded in death by a sister, Nelah Kaye Russell on May 4, 1950.
Survivors include, sisters, Bonnie Florence, Falmouth, Ky., with whom he lived and Regina Pribble, Butler, Ky., brother, A.T. Russell, Maysville, Ky., several nieces and nep-hews; and a host of friends.
Services were held on Saturday, January 22, 2005, at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, with Rev. Don Mays officiating. Music was shared by Michael Cummins and Tammy Moreland. The pallbearers were Elden Wolfe, Mike Pribble, Chad Wolfe, Scott Wolfe, Randy Wells, Richard Eckler, Todd Messmer, and Mitchell King. The honorary pallbearers were Paul Tuemler, Howard Hoess, Patty Hoess, Angie Mullins, Andy Mullins, Bill Spence, Mildred Spence, J.W. McKinney, Vonda McKinney, Marion Courts, Leon Galloway, and Shirley Galloway.
Interment took place in the Oakland Cemetery, Pendleton County.
Memorials are suggested to the North Key Community Care, 320 Montjoy Street, Fal-mouth, KY 41040 or the Falmouth Baptist Church, 403 Maple Avenue, Falmouth, KY 41040.

 

Carl Redmon, 65, Butler

Carl Allen Redmon, 65, of Butler, Ky., passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2005, at the Lakeside Nursing Facility in Highland Heights, Ky., born in Pendleton County on March 2, 1939, the son of Cecil and Sylvia Kidwell Redmon. Mr. Redmon attended the Goforth School, and was a 1957 graduate of Morgan High School. During his lifetime, he worked as a farmer, and as a welder and supervisor for the Americna Laundry Corporation, Mosler Lock and Safe Company, ESCO Corporation and a variety of other companies, a member of the Falmouth Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lula Grace Livengood in 2000.
Survivors include his wife of over 33 years, Kathryn Redmon, Butler, Ky., daughters, Ruby Webster, Independence, Ky., Karen Rice, Lexington, Ky., brother, Albert Redmon, Falmouth, Ky., along with his son-in-laws, grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.
Visitation starts at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 26, at Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky., until the time of the service at 1 p.m.
A private graveside service and burial will be held at the Riverside Cemetery under the direction of Peoples Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimers Assoc. 644 Linn Street, Suite 1026, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203 or the American Heart Association, 333 Guthie, Suite 207, Louisville, KY 40202.

 

Margery Turner, 81, Indiana

Margery Livengood Turner, 81, artist, former Hallmark store owner, Madison, Ind., and widow of Rev. Earl D. Turner passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2005. A native of Carmichaels, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Marie Livengood. She was a member and sang in the choir at the First United Methodist Church, Georgetown. While living in Madison, she was active in the Madison Business Professional Association and sang with the Sweet Adeline’s. She was preceded in death by her sister, Carol Galbraith and brother, Jerry Livengood.
Survivors include children, Faith (Allan) Stark, Bedford, Sharon (Stewart) Harry, Forty Fort, Pa., Donna (Dr. Howard) Rennecker and Beth (Porter) Meadors, both of Georgetown and Phillip (Freida) Turner, Butler, thirteen grandchildren, Melody and Bart (Angie) Stark, Jill (Greg) Clifford, Bethany and Lindsay Harry, Allison and Ryan Reenecker, Chad, Kristin and Shannon Meadors, Kyle, Kelsey and Cameron Turner, four great-grandchildren Kaylee and Logan Clifford, Spencer Stark and Madison Meadors, two sisters, Joych Shull, Mobile Alabama and Betty Mayer, Alliance, Ohio, two brothers Don Ruffner, Lynchburg, Va., and Richard Livengood, All-iance, Ohio.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at the First United Methodist Church, Georgetown by Rev. Barclay T. Brown and Rev. Van Firestein. Mrs. Turner’s son and grandsons will serve as casket bearers and her sons-in-law will serve as honorary bearers. Johnson’s Funeral Home served the family.
Interment will take place in the Georgetown Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Rocking Chair Ministry c/o First United Methodist Church, 1280 Lexington Rd., George-town, KY 40324.

 

Isaac Hamilton, 81, West Union

Isaac N. “Ike” Hamilton, Jr., 81, of West Union, passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at his residence. He was born on July 17, 1923 in Bracken County, Ky., the son of the late Isaac Hamilton and Imogene (King) Hamilton. He was preceded in death by his wife Loretta Hamilton, sisters, Helen Faul, Louise Carpenter, brother Harry Ward Hamilton and a son, Guy Steven Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII.
Survivors include sons, Gale R. (Debra A.) Hamilton, Mt. Orab, Glenn N. Hamilton, Pricetown, Gary W. (Vicki) Hamilton, Midland, Tony D. (Barbara) Hamilton, West Union, Danny T. Hamilton, daughters, Beverly P. Hamilton, Fairborn, Marylin Hamilton, Lynchburg, Pamela J. Hamilton, Manchester, brother, Wayne “Cowboy” Hamilton, Bracken Co., Ky., sisters, Katherine Hamilton, Falmouth, Ky., Ethel Mae Kenner, Ky., and Hazel Finch, Newport, eighteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at the Edgington Funeral Home, Mowrystown.
Interment took place in the Buford Cemetery where the Highland County Honor Guard held full military honors.
Memorials may be directed to the Chillicothe V.A. Medical Center in his memory.

 

Cindy Guzauskas, 43, Ohio

Cynthia “Cindy” Guzauskas, 43, of Goshen, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at the U.C. Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cindy was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 23, 1961 the daughter of Joyce and the late John Guzauskas. She was a chef at Mama VITAS, Miami Township, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her brother Richard Guzauskas on June 10, 2004.
Survivors include her mother, Joyce Guzauskas Dahlstrom, Alexandria, Ky., brother, John Guzauskas, Alexandria, Ky.
Services were held on Thursday, January 20, 2005 at the Peoples Funeral Home, Grants Lick, Ky.
As per her request, Cindy was cremated.

 

Pearl Stephens, 77, Falmouth

Pearl Beatrice Stephens, 77, of Falmouth, passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2005 at her home, a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Smith Winkle. She was preceded in death by her husband Hulon, brothers, Charles and James Winkle and sister, Dorothy Easter. She was a caregiver for North Key Center in Falmouth for the past 13 years.
Survivors include, daughter, Janet Hyden, Somerset, Ky., Shirley Johnson, Crittenden, Ky., Linda Fardo, Alexandria, Ky., Tina Stephens, Crittenden, Ky., nine grandchildren, Brigitte Hart, Chris Oaks, Kelly Childers, Aaron Childers, Shawn Childers, Jason Johnson, Jenny Mills, Justin Fardo, Tyler Stephens, six great-grandchildren, Michael Jenkins, Step-hanie Hart, Bailey Childers, Delaney Childers, Kinley Childers, Summer Childers, and one great-great grandson, Gabriel Jenkins.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at Woodhead Funeral Home in Falmouth with Ray Russler officiating.
Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery in Falmouth. The visitation will precede the funeral from 11-1 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be given to North Key Care Center, 320 Montjoy Street, Falmouth, KY 41040, or Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, Butler, Ky.

 

Norma Boyers, 70, Walton

Norma Laverne Boyers, 70, of Walton, Ky., passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2005 at her home. She was a retired receiving clerk at Levi Strauss Company after 25 years, a member of the First Baptist Church of Walton, 40 yr. Pre-school Sunday School Teacher, and former member of the W.M.U. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Emma Jenkins.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Boyers, Jr., son Donnie Boyers, Morningview, daughters, Debbie Gaines and Vickie Benton, both of Walton, brother, Kenneth Jenkins, Butler, sisters, Doris Lovelace, Falmouth, Ardella Osborne, Florence and Martha Wafford, Butler, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at the First Baptist Church of Walton under the direction of Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home, Florence.
Interment took place in the Turner Ridge Cemetery.


1 Feb 2005:

Oren Beckett, 90, Falmouth

Oren Lawrence Beckett, 90, of Falmouth, passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at the Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana. Born on July 5, 1914 in Harrison County, he was a son of the late Henry and Florence Whalen Beckett. He was preceded in death by his wives, Goldie Perkins and Mary Louise Hutchinson, son, Donald Wayne Beckett, sister, Sue Ella Sandy, and brothers, Harold and William Beckett. He was a farmer and a member of the Mt. Gilead Christian Church, Harrison County.
Survivors include daughter, Esther Sipples, Ft. Thomas, Ky., sons, Bobby Beckett, Elsmere, Ky., Paul Beckett, California, Ky., Charles (Punky) Beckett, Falmouth, Ky., Junior Beckett, Cynthiana, Ky., and Johnny Beckett, Falmouth, Ky., several grandchildren and a host of friends.
Services were held on Sunday, January 30, 2005 at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth with Bro. Gary Figgins officiating. Casket bearers were his sons. Honorary bearers were Judge David Pribble, Adrian Pugh, Roger Jenkins, Roy Walthers and Monroe Brock.
Interment took place in the Sunrise Cemetery, Harrison County.
Memorials are suggested to Mt. Gilead Christian Church, Harrison County.

 

Thelma Moore, 86, Falmouth

Thelma Mary Moore, 86, of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at the Harrison County Memorial Hospital. Thelma was born in Kentucky on April 4, 1918, the daughter of the late Tilford and Lila Hurst Brown. She was preceded in death by her sons, Sammy Taylor Jr., and Arthur Roger Taylor, brothers, Leonard, Arthur and Arnold Brown.
She is survived by her husband Robert Moore, Falmouth, Ky.
Services were held on Thursday, January 27, 2005 at Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky.
Interment took place in the Riverside Cemetery.

 

Karen Magee, 43, Dry Ridge

Karen Davis Magee, 43, of Dry Ridge, Ky., passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2005 at the St. Luke Hospital, East, Ft. Thomas, Ky. She was born on December 8, 1961 in Middle-town, Ohio, she was a stock clerk at B B’s Shell Station in Falmouth, Ky. She was preceded in death by father, Corbett Davis.
Survivors include her husband James Magee, Union, Ky., mother, Norma and Jack Yelton, (stepfather) Dry Ridge, Ky., daughter, Karina Gutman, Crittenden, Ky., brother, William Jeffrey Davis, Dry Ridge, Ky., sisters, Tabitha McMillin and Susan Hefner both of Crittenden, Ky.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2005, at the Salem Baptist Church, Walton, Ky., with Rev. Timothy Keeton and Rev. Randall Crase officiating. Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home served the family.
Interment will take place in the Salem Church Cemetery, Walton, Ky.
Memorials are suggested to Karen Magee Memorial Fund C/O Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home 132 S. Main Street, Crittenden, KY 41030.

 

Eugene Alexander, 81, Crittenden

Eugene M. Alexander, 81, of Crittenden, Ky., formerly of Pendleton County, passed away on Friday, January 28, 2005 at the St. Luke Hospital West, Florence, Ky., born on August 1, 1923 in Grant County, Ky. He was a lifelong farmer and he raised and showed walking horses for many years. The son of Commodore Perry Alexander and Aleetha Hope McKenzie.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Monday, January 31, 2005 at the Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home, Crittenden, Ky.
Interment took place in the New Bethel Cemetery, Verona, Ky.

 

Melissa Keeton, 47, Falmouth

Melissa Keeton, 47, of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Tues-day, January 25, 2005 at the St. Elizabeth North Hospice Unit Covington, Ky. Melissa was born in Hebron, Ky., on May 5, 1957, the daughter of the late Solomon John David and Ruth Geohring Stines. She was a Veteran of the United States Navy, and attended the Saleurn Baptist Church in Walton Verona, Ky. She worked at the Owens Illinois Plant in Florence, Ky., for 20 years. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Jesse James Stines, Michael Ray Stines and sister, Helen Louise Gilbert. She married Norman Keeton on April 10, 1983 and he survives her passing.
Additional survivors include her daughters, Jennifer Raye Ann Payne, Delhi, Ohio, Sarah Rebecca Keeton, Falmouth, Ky., stepson, Thomas Keeton, Fal-mouth, Ky., brothers, Howard Stines, North Carolina, Bob Webber, Tenn. Stephen Webber, Ky., Soloman John David Stines II, Cincinnati, Ohio, Gregory Allen Scherer, Ky., sisters, Loretta Ann McAfee, Tenn., Mary Lou Crawford, Betty Lou Parson and Susan Stines, all of Ky., three grandchildren, Stone Michael Payne, Stevie Nicole Keeton and Samuel Keeton, several nieces and nephews and grand nephews.
Services were held on Friday, January 28, 2005 at the Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky.
As per her request Melissa will be cremated.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society 6612 Dixie Hwy. Florence, KY 41042.

 

Carroll Washburn 73, Covington

Carroll Robert Washburn, Jr., 73, of Covington, Ky., passed away on Wednesday January 26, 2005 at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood, Ky. He was a retired carpenter, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Covington, Ky., and a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Korea.
Surviving is his wife Esther Cummins Washburn, sister, Julie Dante, Las Vegas, Nevada, brothers, Donald and Richard Washburn, both of Bradenton, Fla.
Services were held on Saturday, January 29, 2005 at Woodhead Funeral Home in Falmouth, Ky., with Bro. Mike Flynn officiating.
Interment took place in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Pen-dleton County.

 

Randall Philpot, 48, Ohio

Randall Earl Philpot, 48, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2005. He was the son of the Rev. Jerry and Zella Philpot.
Survivors include, wife Peggy (nee Harrison) Philpot, sons, Jeremiah Philpot, Eric Harrison, Shaun Meadors, Shannon Meadors, Stacy Lefever, brother Jerry Wayne Philpot, Harold Philpot and sister, Sherry Hook.
Services were held on Tues-day, January 25, 2005 at the Pentecostal Holiness Taber-nacle, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Interment took place in the Crown Hill Cemetery.
The Cooper Funeral Home, Grants, Lick, Ky., served the family.

 

Mary Williams, 82, Florida

Mary Elizabeth Williams, 82, of Lakeland, Fla., passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born in Ironton, Ohio, on March 20, 1922, Mrs. Williams came to Lakeland from Falmouth, Ky., in 1983. She was a homemaker and a member of the Falmouth Women’s Club, and the Pendleton County Country Club. She was a Methodist. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Paul Williams.
Survivors include, son, Keith Williams, Mulberry, brother, Charles Robinson Jr., Ironton, sister, Helen Townsend, Morristown, Tenn., and two grandchildren.
Services were held on Friday, January 28, 2005 at Heath Funeral Chapel.
Interment took place in the Florida National Cemetery.

 

Julia Morris, 95, Butler

Julia Estella Colvin Morris, 95, of Butler, Ky., passed away on Monday January 31, 2005 at St. Luke Hospital East. Julia was born in Pendleton County on July 28, 1909, the daughter of Ninevah Allen Colvin and Fannie Brothers. She was a member of the Pine Grove Methodist Church, Eastern Star and played the organ at church for 40 years. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Lucille Miller, Goldsboro, N.C., Alfredia Case, Pleasant Hill, Ky., Garnett Carr, Mt. Auburn, Ky., Ada Bell Carr, Cleves, Ohio, Buleah Boner, Mt. Auburn, Ky., and one brother, Allie Colvin, Covington, Ky.
Survivors include sons, Nelson Morris, Freemont, Calif., Steve and Terry Morris both of Butler, Ky., daughters, Georgia Redmon, Florence, Ky., Ruth Bray, Wilder, Ky.
Visitation and services are pending with Peoples Funeral Home.
Call their Funeral News Line at 859-654-2273 for up to date information.

 

Eugene Haggard, 80, Batavia

Eugene Haggard, 80, of Batavia, Ky., passed away on Monday, January 31, 2005 at the Batavia Nursing Care Center. Born in Casey County, Ky., on February 25, 1924, he was the son of James Haggard. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Carl and Edward Haggard.
Survivors include sons, Benny Haggard, Burlington, Ky., Jack Haggard, Latonia, Ky., Timothy Haggard, Barton, Fla., daughter, Kathy Combs, Morningview, Ky., brothers, Charles and Marvin Haggard, Indianapolis, Ind., ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, February 4, 2005 at Peoples Funeral Home, Grants Lick, Ky.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 4, 2005 following the visitation.
Interment will take place in the Floral Hills Cemetery under the direction of Peoples Funeral Home, Grants Lick, Ky.
Memorials if desired are suggested to Alzheimers.


8 Feb 05:

Sudie Mae King, 82, Butler

Sudie Mae Dorton King, 82, of Butler, Ky., formerly of Falmouth, passed away on Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at the Grant Manor Health Care Center in Williamstown, Ky. Born on October 7, 1922, in Harrison County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Orie and Inez Barnes Williams. She was a member of the Oakland Christian Church. She was preceded in death by 2 husbands; Edgar Dorton and Lloyd King.
She is survived by her daughters, Pattie Wolfe, Walton, Ky., Wanda Ramsey, Mt. Olivet, Ky., Sandy King, Albany, Ga., Jill Dorton, Southgate, Ky., ten grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson, five step-sisters, Louise True and Janette Hunt, Paris, Goldie Jett, Camargo, Ky., Nancy Wilson and Etta Faye Schwanke, Cynthiana, Ky., and one step-brother, Melvin Williams, Paris, Ky.
Services were held on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth with Bro. Darryl Mullins and Bro. Eudell Hall officiating. Special music by Connie Jo Bowling and Roger True.
Casket bearers were Randy Wolfe, Dory Wolfe, Rick Steimer, Michael Bishop, Mark McCane, Billy Hubbard and Mike Dietz.
Interment took place in the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth, Ky.
Memorial contributions are suggested to: Oakland Christian Church, 5161 Milford Road, Falmouth, KY 41040, Butler Baptist Church, 107 Peoples Street, Butler, KY 41006, or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 506 E. Pike Street, Cynthiana, KY 41031.

 

Isaac Hamilton, 81, West Union

Isaac N. “Ike” Hamilton, Jr., 81, of West Union, passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at his residence. He was born on July 17, 1923 in Bracken County, Ky., the son of the late Isaac Hamilton and Imogene (King) Hamilton. He was preceded in death by his wife Loretta Hamilton, sisters, Helen Faul, Louise Carpenter, brother Harry Ward Hamilton and a son, Guy Steven Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII.
Survivors include sons, Gale R. (Debra A.) Hamilton, Mt. Orab, Glenn N. Hamilton, Pricetown, Gary W. (Vicki) Hamilton, Midland, Tony D. (Barbara) Hamilton, West Union, Danny T. Hamilton, daughters, Beverly P. Hamilton, Fairborn, Marylin Hamilton, Lynchburg, Pamela J. Hamilton, Manchester, brother, Wayne “Cowboy” Hamilton, Bracken Co., Ky., sisters, Katherine Hamilton, Falmouth, Ky., Ethel Mae Kenner, Ky., and Hazel Finch, Newport, eighteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at the Edgington Funeral Home, Mowrystown.
Interment took place in the Buford Cemetery where the Highland County Honor Guard held full military honors.
Memorials may be directed to the Chillicothe V.A. Medical Center in his memory.

 

Ira Lee McNees, 84, Falmouth

Ira Lee McNees, 84, of Falmouth, passed away on Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at the River Valley Nursing Home in Butler. Born on September 1, 1920 in Falmouth, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Stanley and Gertrude Florence McNees. He married Pansy Smith McNees and his dear wife survives his passing. He was retired from the Kentucky Department of Transportation, Falmouth and he was a member of the Falmouth Christian Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, having served overseas, and a member of the Hardin Browning Post #109, Falmouth.
In addition to his wife, Pansy, he leaves five sisters: Kathleen Haley, Butler, Ky., Evelyn Baumstark, Dry Ridge, Ky., Mary Hisel, Falmouth, Ky., Marcella Finnell, Tayor Mill, Ky., and Bonnie Day, Coving-ton, Ky., one brother, John McNees, Covington, Ky.
Services were held on Monday, February 7, 2005 by Bro. Fred Workman at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth. His nephews served as the casket bearers.
Interment with full military honors by the Hardin-Browning Post #109 took place in the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth.
Memorials are suggested to the Falmouth Christian Church, 303 W. Shelby Street, Falmouth, KY 41040.

 

Julia Morris, 95, Butler

Julia Estella Colvin Morris, 95, of Butler, Ky., passed away on Monday, January 31, 2005 at the St. Luke East Hospital in Ft. Thomas, Ky. Julia was born in Bracken County Kentucky on July 28, 1909. She was the daughter of the late Ninevah Allen and Fannie Brothers Colvin. She was a member of the Pine Grove Methodist Church, she also played the organ at the church for 40 years and a member of the Eastern Star. She married George Morris and he passed away on September 27, 1981. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Ollie Colvin, sisters, Alphretta Case, Garnett Carr, Ada Bell and Beulah Bonar.
Survivors include, sons, Nelson Morris, Freemont, Calif., Steve and Terry Morris both of Butler, Ky., daughters, Georgia Redmon, Florence, Ky., Ruth Bray, Wilder, Ky., eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
Services were held on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at the Pine Grove Methodist Church under the direction of Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky.
Interment took place in the Lenoxburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to: Pine Grove Methodist Church Hwy 10 Foster, KY 41043, American Cancer Society 6612 Dixie Hwy. Florence, KY 41042, or the American Heart Association P.O. Box 182039 Dept. 013 Columbus, OH 43218.

 

Lillian Collins, 78, Newport

Lillian Collins, 78, of Newport, Ky., passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2005 at The St. Luke East Hospice, Fort Thomas, Ky. She was a retired line leader for The Kenner Products, Cincinnati, Ohio, and a member of The St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Newport, Ky.
Survivors include her daughter Muriel Crail, Elsmere, Ky., sons, Steve Collins, Latonia, Ky., Donnie Collins, Newport, Ky., nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Thursday, February 3, 2005 at The Cooper Funeral Home, Grants Lick, Ky.

 

Christine Owens, 77, Falmouth

Christine Owens, 77, of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at the River Valley Nursing Home in Butler, Ky. Christine was born in Pendleton County Kentucky on November 18, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Sidney Bob and Mattie Mains Bishop. She was preceded in death by her husband Archie Owens, daughter, Joan Owens Courtney, sister, Judy Owens and brother Dexter Bishop.
Survivors include her sons David Owens, Falmouth, Ky., Norman Boehnke, State of Washington, brothers, Jimmy (Shirly) Bishop, Falmouth, Ky., William Bishop, Falmouth, Ky., sisters, Lee Orr, Falmouth, Ky., Brenda (Steve) Tackett, Jackson County, Ky., Nancy (Harvey) Seedle, Columbus, Oh., her beloved friend Trish Bishop, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky.,
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth. Pallbearers will be Bobby, Timmy, Eddie, Johnny and Stevie Bishop, Jr., and Gary Wayne Oliver. Honorary pallbearers: Chris Orr, Snip Owens, Brian Wilson, Kevin Bishop and Arthur Courtney.
Interment will take place in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to River Valley Nursing Home, 305 Taylor Street, Butler, KY 41006.

 

Charles Taylor, 88, Melbourne

Charles W. Taylor, 88, of Melbourne, Ky., passed away on Monday, January 31, 2005 at The St. Luke Hospital, Fort Thomas, Ky. He was a member of The Flagg Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Taylor, adopted family: Tom and Karen Daniel, Alexandria, Ky., brother, Harry Taylor, Newport, Ky., three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at The Cooper Funeral Home, Grants Lick, Ky.
Interment took place in the Alexandria Cemetery, Alex-andria, Ky.

 

Danny Creech, 61, Butler

Danny Douglas Creech, 61, of Butler, Ky., passed away on Monday, January 31, 2005 at his residence. He was a retired research and develop analyst for E.W. Buschman in Cincinnati.
Survivors include, his wife Carol Creech, Butler, Ky., daughters, Sherry Humphries, California, Ky., Tina Shivner and Tonya Bruener both of Falmouth, Ky., brother Larry Creech, Butler, Ky., sisters, Betty Plowman, Millville, Michigan, Freda Privett, Mt. Healthy, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were held on Thursday, February 3, 2005 at the Cooper Funeral Home, Grants Lick, Ky.
Interment took place in the Butler Cemetery, Butler, Ky.

 

Shelby Faith Whiting, 6, Tennessee

Shelby Faith Whiting was born on November 19, 1998 and peacefully departed this life on January 29, 2005 after a short illness.
She is survived by her parents, Glenn and Connie Ammerman Whiting, brothers, Matthew, Samuel, Jermiah, Jacob, sisters, Shana and Emily, grandparents, Donald Ammerman, formerly near Williamstown, Carole Cu-mmins Ammerman, near Antioch, great-grandmother, Virginia B. Cummins, Cynthi-ana, besides a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Private services were held in Rice, Tennessee, where the family lives. She sleeps and plays with the angels.
Obituary printed per request from Donna Utley.

 

Oscar McDowell, 86, Covington

Oscar B. McDowell, 86, of Covington, Ky., passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2005, at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center North in Covington. Born in Pendleton County, Kentucky on August 6, 1918, he was the son of the late J.O. and Ella Lawson McDowell. He married Alma Carroll McDowell on July 12, 1947, and his dear wife survives his passing. He was retired from the LeBlond Corporation of (Oakley) Cincinnati, Ohio, after 33 years of service. He was a former member and past officer of the Covington First Church of the Nazarene. Since 1987, he was a member of the Eastside Church of the Nazarene in Covington. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served during World War II and stationed overseas in the Persian Gulf and Iran. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Martha Flynn, Martha Ramsey, Anna Simpson, and Judith Tucker; one niece, Jenny Caddell, and two nephews, David Tucker and Ronnie Carroll.
In addition to his wife of 57 years, Alma, he leaves 66 nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at the Eastside Church of the Nazarene, 2505 Eastern Avenue, Covington, Ky., with Bro. James Lanham officiating.
Interment with full military honors by the Hardin-Browning Post #109 will take place in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Pendle-ton County.
Casket bearers were his nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the Eastside Church of the Nazarene, Northern Kentucky Hospice or St. Elizabeth North, Covington.
Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth served the family.


15 Feb 05:

Kenneth Bentle, 90, Falmouth

Kenneth Lee Bentle, 90, of Falmouth, passed away on Wednesday February 9, 2005 at his residence. Born on June 22, 1914, he was a son of the late Will and Cora Cummins Bentle. On April 7, 1945 he married Mary Thompson Bentle, and his dear wife survives his passing. He was a farmer, Texaco Oil Distributor, teacher, retired Claims Manager for Farm Bureau, where he retired in 1978 with 25 years of service. Member and Deacon at Falmouth Christian Church, member of the Kincaid Lake State Park Association, and member of the Orion Lodge #222 F&AM of Falmouth.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Conrad Bentle, son Kenneth Bentle, Jr., on September 18, 1993 and sister, Corrine Francis.
He is survived by his wife Mary Bentle, two daughters, Kay Bruens, Lexington, Ky., Betty Lou Shelton, Williams-town, Ky., sister, Carmen Russell, Springfield, Ohio, brothers, Harold Bentle, Vernon Bentle, Leland Bentle and Omer Bentle, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Saturday, February 12, 2005 at the Woodhead Funeral Home in Falmouth with Rev. John Kleinschmidt and Rev. James Conrad officiating. Casket bearers were John Bruens, J.K. Bruens, John Shelton, Chris Shelton, Stacey Dunn and Kelly Dunn.
Interment took place in the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth, Ky.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Falmouth Christian Church 303 W. Shelby Street, Falmouth, KY 41040, or Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Road, Maysville, KY 41056.

 

Lucy Baker, 84, Butler

Lucy Crouch Baker, 84, of Butler, Ky., passed away on Friday, February 11, 2005 at the Harrison County Memorial Hospital. Lucy was born in Kentucky on September 29, 1920, daughter of the late John and Nellie LaFollette McMillin. Retired from Dr. Scholls office, member of the Turner Ridge Baptist Church, member of the Daughters of American Revo-lution. She married Tilford Baker in 1980 and her husband survives her passing. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Crouch on February 9, 1977 and her brothers, Leman, Eldon and Marion McMillin.
Additional survivors include: sons, Raymond (Mary) Samuel Crouch, Falmouth, Ky., sisters, Ruby Elliott, Falmouth, Ky., Alma Hurst, Butler, Ky., Clarice Auchter, Falmouth, Ky., Opel Sargent, Butler, Ky., three grandchildren, Brian, Brad and Jeff Crouch, five great-grandchildren, several step grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Services were held on Sunday, February 13, 2005 at the Pe-oples Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky.
Interment took place in the Gardnersville Cemetery.


 

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