Pendleton County Obituaries

2006

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

 

Clarence McCord, 76, Ryland Heights

Clarence Thomas McCord, 76, of Ryland Heights, Ky., passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at his home. He was a retired senior program manager with American Sign and Marketing Services. He was a member of Community of Faith Presbyterian Church, Covington, Ky., a member of Bradford Masonic Lodge F&M #123, Independence, Ky., a member of the Scottish Rite Valley, Covington, Ky., where he was a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of the Kentucky Active Militia during World War II and was an Honorary Colonel with the Kentucky State Police. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann K. McCord in 2002.

Survivors include his wife, Dolores Gaddis McCord, Ryland Heights, Ky., mother, Rachel R. McCord, Florence, Ky., son, Louis S. McCord, Falmouth, Ky., daughters, Patricia Moses, Aurora, Indiana, Teri Ellis, Elsmere, Ky., brothers, Gene N. McCord, Latonia, Ky., Carl V. McCord, Villa Hills, Ky., six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were held on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at the Community of Faith Presbyterian Church, Covington, Ky., under the direction of Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia, Ky.

Interment took place in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill, Ky.

Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Hospice, 401 E. 20th St., Covington, KY 41014 or the William S. Barrett Center, in care of University Hospital, 234 Goodman Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219.

Vivian Merrill, 81, Bracken County

Vivian B. Merrill, 81, of Bracken County, Ky., passed away on Monday, February 13, 2006 at her home, she was born on January 16, 1925 in Bellevue, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband Everett Merrill, Sr., and her son Everett Merrill, Jr.

Survivors include her sons, David and John Merrill, both of Newport, Ky., Dennis Merrill, Florence, Ky., daughters, Sharon Froelicher, Bracken County, Ky., Linda Blevins, Vivian Smith, Olivia Steinmetz, Diana Sullivan, all of Newport, Ky., Helen Singleton, Indiana, Gladys Sherman, Butler, Ky., sister, Ann Merrill, Ft. Thomas, Ky., twenty-five grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.

Services were held on Friday, February 17, 2006 at the Peoples Funeral Home, Butler, Ky.
Interment took place in the Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Ky.

Anna Snodgrass, 101, Highland Heights

Anna Mary Snodgrass, 101, of Highland Heights, formerly of Falmouth, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2006, at the Highlands of Ft. Thomas. Born on March 23, 1904 in Pendleton County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Mollie Robinson Thompson. She married Howard Snodgrass, and her dear husband preceded her in death on April 26, 1971. She was a homemaker and a member of the Morgan Christian Church, Pendleton County.

She is survived by one son, C.W. (Brenda) Snodgrass, Jacksonville, Florida; three daughters: Vivian C. Snodgrass, Highland Heights, Ky., Wanda (Gerald) Benson, Butler, Ky., and Faye Ammerman, Falmouth, Ky., seven grandchildren, Mark Benson, Eric Benson, Kirk Benson, David Ammerman, Deborah Whaley, Carol Carr and Dylan Snodgrass, and nine great grandchildren.

Services were held on Friday, February 17, 2006, at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth with Rev. Wilton Shelton officiating. The pallbearers were Dylan Snodgrass, Mark Benson, Eric Benson, Kirk Benson, Dudley Carr, Mike Whaley, Bryan King, and Allen Ammerman. The honorary pallbearer was Gerald Benson.

Interment took place in the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth.

Memorials are suggested to the charity of your choice.

Edgar "Buddy" Hoop, 74, Newport

Edgar "Buddy" Hoop, 74, of Newport, Ky., passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at The VA Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a Fork Lift Operator for Ortner Freight Company, Covington, Ky., and was a Navy Veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Hoop in 2003.

Survivors include his daughters, Rhonda Harrison, Michigan, Kathy Hoop, Newport, Ky., Phyllis Scott, Southgate, Ky., Brenda Dodd, Dayton, Ky., Thelma Ridner, Fairfield, Ohio, sons, Danny Hoop, Michigan, Clarence Hoop, Alexandria, Ky., Paul Hoop, Newport, Ky., John McAlister, Independence, Ky., Shawn McAlister, Dry Ridge, Ky., sister, Donna Keaton, Dayton, Ky., twenty grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Services were held on Friday, February 17, 2006 at The New Testament Missionary Baptist Church, Newport, Ky.

Interment took place in the Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Ky.

The Cooper Funeral Home, Grants Lick, Ky., served the family.

Richard Bickers, 70, Newport

Richard Eugene Bickers, 70, of Newport, Ky., passed away on Friday, February 17, 2006 at the residence of his son in Cold Spring, Ky. He was an Army Veteran and a self employed Interior Decorator.

Survivors include his sons, Ronald Wayne Bickers, Cold Spring, Ky., Richard Eugene Bickers, Jr., Crittenden, Ky., Randall Nelson Bickers, Crittenden, Ky., Tony Hudson, Covington, Ky., daughter, Denise Mullins, Bellevue, Ky., sisters, Pat Chambers, Alexandria, Ky., Bernice Johnson, Covington, Ky., Leola Rensick, Connersville, Indiana, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 from 10 a.m.-12 noon time of service at The Main Street Baptist Church, Parkside, Alexandria, Ky.

Interment will take place in the Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Ky.

The Cooper Funeral Home, Grants Lick, Ky., served the family.

Memorials may be made to The Main Street Baptist Church, Parkside, Alexandria, Ky.

Billy Todd Berry, 79, Lexington

Billy Todd Berry, 79, of Lexington, Ky., formerly of Berry, Ky., passed away on Friday, February 17, 2006 at the VA Hospital in Lexington, Ky., where he had been for 59 years. He was the last member of the Berry family that the town was named after in Berry, Ky.

Services will be held on February 23, 2006 at the Pythian Grove Cemetery, Berry, Ky., with full military honors given by the Hardin-Browning Post #109 American Legion. There will be no visitation.

Woodhead Funeral Home, Berry, Ky., is serving the family.

Dorothy Clifford, 80, Ohio

Dorothy M. Clifford, 80, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away on February 11, 2006. She was born on February 23, 1925 in Pendleton County, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles T. Clifford, grandson, Chuck Ake and her sister, Kate.

Survivors include her sons, Tom (Judith) Clifford, Tim (Kelly) Clifford, daughter, Sandy (Bill) Ake, grandchildren, David, Donnie, Sheila, Tim Jr., Lauren and Michelle Clifford, Jim Ake, and Shawna Bredek, sixteen great-grandchildren, sister of Harry, Eugene, Melvin, Raymond, Nannie, and Geraldine.

Services were held on Friday, February 17, 2006 at the Paul R. Young Funeral Home, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

*****************************

28 Feb 06:

Bertha Mae Wallace, 91, Falmouth

Bertha Mae Wallace, 91, of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2006 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on July 23, 1914 in Harrison County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Wallace in 1983 and her daughter Dorothy Ashton in 1997. Bertha and her husband were owners of the Falmouth Laundromat and Dry Cleaners. She was very active in the Senior Citizens for many years and was a member of the Falmouth Christian Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Jeanine (Chanis) Cox, Bracken County, Sue Clayton, Falmouth, Ky., grandchildren, Tommy, Teri and Brian Ashton all of California, Lisa (Garvice) Woods, Kerry (Kenny) Kalb, Bracken County, Jeff (Amy) Cox, Mt. Olivet, Deana (Brian) Pawlak, Wilder, Andrea (Bill) Hall, Craig Clayton and Billy Joe Clayton all of Falmouth, Ky., fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky., with Rev. John Kleinschmidt.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2006 at the funeral home.

Interment will take place in the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth, Ky.

Memorials are suggested to The Falmouth Christian Church or Pendleton County Senior Citizens.

Candy Jo Wright, 41, Indiana

Candy Jo Vanlandingham Wright, 41, of Sunman, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2006 at Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrence-burg, Indiana. She was a tax examiner for the IRS and a member of the Lakeside Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Alan Wright, parents, Stanley and Doris Vanlandingham, and her sisters, Paula Haines and Pam Chell.

Services were held on Monday, February 13, 2006 at Lakeside Christian Church.

Interment took place in the Burlington Cemetery.

Stith Funeral Home, Florence, Ky., served the family.

Charles (Red) Smith, 80, Falmouth

Charles "Red" T. Smith, 80, of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2006 at the River Valley Nursing Home, Butler, Ky. He was born in Pendleton County, Ky., on January 2, 1926, the son of the late John T. and Alice Courtney Smith. He was a member of the Antioch Mills Christian Church, and worked for the City of Falmouth at the sewer plant. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ottis, Wayman, Manley and Albert Smith and three sisters. He married Sandra Owens Smith and his dear wife survives his passing.

Additional survivors include his sons, Tommy and Charles Smith, both of Falmouth, Ky., Doug Smith, Dry Ridge, Ky., daughter, Shonda Colvin, Falmouth, Ky., and twelve grandchildren.

Visitation services will be held from noon until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at the Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 also at the funeral home.
Interment will take place in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bracken County, Ky.

Wayne Hamilton, 72, Butler

Wayne King (Cowboy) Hamilton, 72, of Butler, Ky., passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2006 at the St. Luke Hospital in Ft. Thomas, Ky. Wayne was born in Pendleton County, Ky., on January 26, 1934, a son of the late Isaac and Imogene King Hamilton. He was a retired Machinist for Butler Products, Butler, Ky.

Survivors include his sisters, Kathryn Hamilton and Ethel Kenner, both of Falmouth, Ky., Hazel Fitch, Newport, Ky., and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 also at Woodhead Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Jonathan Hamilton, Rudy Webster, Lloyd Bockerstette, Larry Browning, Maurice Stump and Marvin Dawson.

Interment will take place in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Pendleton County.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Hope or the Pendleton County Public Library.

Richard Bickers2, 70, Newport

Richard Eugene Bickers, 70, of Newport, Ky., passed away on Friday, February 17, 2006 at the residence of his son in Cold Spring, Ky. He was an Army Veteran and a self employed Interior Decorator.

Survivors include his sons, Ronald Wayne Bickers, Cold Spring, Ky., Richard Eugene Bickers, Jr., Crittenden, Ky., Randall Nelson Bickers, Crittenden, Ky., Tony Hudson, Covington, Ky., daughter, Denise Mullins, Bellevue, Ky., sisters, Pat Chambers, Alexandria, Ky., Bernice Johnson, Covington, Ky., Leola Rensick, Connersville, Indiana, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 from 10 a.m.-12 noon time of service at The Main Street Baptist Church, Parkside, Alexandria, Ky.

Interment will take place in the Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Ky.

The Cooper Funeral Home, Grants Lick, Ky., served the family.

Memorials may be made to The Main Street Baptist Church, Parkside, Alexandria, Ky.

Dorothy Clifford2, 80, Ohio

Dorothy M. Clifford, 80, of Mt. Healthy, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2006. Born on February 23, 1925 in Pendleton County, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Nicy Teegarden Ramsey. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles T. Clifford on April 28, 2002, her grandson, Chuck Ake, brother Earl Ramsey and sisters, Kathleen and Edna Lou.

Survivors include her sons, Tom (Judith) Clifford, Tim (Kelly) Clifford, daughter, Sandy (Bill) Ake, grandchildren, David, Donnie, Shelia, Tim Jr., Lauren amd Michelle Clifford, Jim Ake and Shawna Bredek, sixteen great-grandchildren, sisters, Nannie Jenkins, Butler, Ky., Geraldine Cummins, Foster, Ky., brothers, Harry Ramsey, Melvin Ramsey, Eugene Ramsey and Raymond Ramsey, all of Falmouth, Ky.

Services were held on Friday, February 17, 2006 at the Paul R. Young Funeral Home in Mt. Healthy, Ohio.

William McKinley, 87, Pleasant Ridge

William (Bill) McKinley, 87, of Pleasant Ridge, Pendleton County, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2006 at the Gallatin County Health Care Center in Warsaw, Ky., born in Pendleton County on August 14, 1918, a son of the late Harry and Della McKinley. He was a farmer. He was preceded in death by his sister, Christine McKinley.

He is survived by a cousin, Charles Martin, Williamstown, Ky.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 3, 2006 at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Pendleton County.

There will be no visitation.

Woodhead Funeral Home is serving the family.

Anna Hutchison, 81, Melbourne

Anna Belle (Cummins) Hutchison, 81, of Melbourne, Ky., passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2006. She was born on September 27, 1924 in Bracken County, she was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, the daughter of the late Omar Cummins and Dudie (Figgins) Cummins. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ivan Hutchison.

Survivors include her daughters, Judith Kay (David) England, Augusta, Ky., Eleanor (Chuck) Taylor, Foster, Ky., Patricia (Mike) Yeary, Walton, Ky., Pamela Hutchison, Melbourne, Ky., Anna Maria (Brooks) Parker, Alexandria, Ky., brother, Bud (Norma) Cummins, Augusta, Ky., sisters, Ramona Lalley, Viola (Bob) Kennard, Leona Mae Godwin, all of Augusta, Ky., fourteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at Moore & Parker Funeral Home, Augusta, Ky.

Interment will take place in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Augusta, Ky.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

*********************************

7 Mar 06:

Hattie Daugherty, 85, Falmouth

Hattie M. Daugherty, 85, of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Tuesday, February 28, at River Valley Nursing Home in Butler, Ky. She was a long-time member of Turner Ridge Baptist Church and more recently Falmouth Baptist Church. Born on April 15, 1920, she was the daughter of the late James O. and Belva (Lovelace) Sorrell. Her husband, Charles C. Daugherty, passed away in 1999. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mabel Easton, and six brothers, Calvin, Duane, Larry, Winston, Floyd, and Lloyd Sorrell. She worked many years for Hyde Park Clothing in Newport, Ky., and Dr. Scholl's Shoes, in Falmouth, Ky. Hattie and her husband Charles were long-time farmers in Pendleton County. Hattie was a great people person who was highly regarded throughout the community. She was very devoted to her family, friends, and church. She loved God's creation and enjoyed working in her yard.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda (Merwyn) Borders, Seymour, Tn., and Ada (J. W.) Wright, Falmouth, Ky., four grandchildren, Kevin Borders, Angie Wright, Paula Jacoby, and Brooke Cervantes, four great grandchildren, Tiffany Tipton, Ahnna Jacoby, Abigail Jacoby, and Ellie Borders, two grandsons-in-law, Jamie Cervantes and Randy Jacoby, one granddaughter-in-law, Susan Borders, and one sister, Ada Moore, Falmouth, Ky.

A service of celebration was held on Saturday, March 4, 2006, at Peoples Funeral Home in Falmouth, with pastor Don Mays and Merwyn Borders officiating. Pallbearers were Terry Sowder, Barry Sorrell, Kent Sorrell, Larry Bishop, Jamie Cervantes, Randy Jacoby, and Kevin Borders.

Interment took place in the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth.

Memorials can be sent to Falmouth Baptist Church's Missions Fund.

Terry McNeil, 68, Crittenden

Terry Lee McNeil, 68, of Crittenden, passed away on Friday, March 03, 2006, at the St. Luke Hospital West in Florence. Born on April 14, 1937 in Whitley County, Ky., he was a son of the late Elmer and Marie McNeil. He graduated from Rockholds High School in Whitley County. He married Peggy Kendall McNeil on August 16, 1958, and his dear wife survives his passing. Formerly, he worked as a winder with General Electric.

In addition to his wife of 47 years, Peggy McNeil, he leaves his son, Jeff (Debbie) McNeil, Burlington, Ky. four grandchildren, Zachary Kendall McNeil, Sean Michael McNeil, Christopher Scott McNeil, and Alyssa Carol McNeil; two brothers, Willie "Bill" McNeil, Covington, Ky., and Dwight McNeil, Highland Heights, Ky.

Services were held Monday, March 6, 2006, at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, with Pastor Mike Lehman and Musial Pearson officiating. The pallbearers were Tom Borcher, David Tilley, Steve Hill, Don Moore, Brad Abbott, Steve Abbott, and Paul Hillenmeyer.

Interment will take place in the Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana.

Memorials are suggested to Team Zachary c/o JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), 5000 Whitetail Court, Burlington, KY 41005.

Ronald Gillespie, 61, Ohio

Ronald A. "Ron" Gillespie, 61, of Norwood, Ohio, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2006 at the Blue Ash Hospice Center in Blue Ash, Ohio. He was an interior Decorator designer his entire life. He had his own businesses in Edgewood, Ky., and Hyde Park, Ohio. He has worked for Drackett Antiques and Interiors in Kenwood for the last several years. He was a loving son and only child of the late Arthur and Faye Gillespie of Covington, Ky., and the first grandchild of the late Eva Gillespie.

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 15 years; Anne (Barrett) Gillespie, his aunt; Geneva Gillespie Lawson, Alexandria, Ky., uncles, John Gillespie, Butler, Ky., Paul Gillespie, Ft. Wright, Ky., several loving cousins, and two loving dogs, Bee-Bop and Mu.

Memorial services will be scheduled at a later time. Vorhis Funeral Home in Norwood, Ohio is serving the family.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Cincinnati.

Obituary courtesy of Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky.

Frances Purdy, 94, Louisville

Frances Toomey Purdy, 94, of Louisville, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2006 at Baptist Home East. She was a native of Tennessee and spent most of her life in Louisville, Ky., and a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Thomas Purdy, a native of Falmouth, Ky.

Survivors include her son, Robert E. Purdy, Louisville, daughter, Judith Ann Radeker, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held on January 27, 2006 at the Riverside Cemetery.

Pearson Ratterman Bros. Funeral Home, Louisville served the family.

Jefferson Buckler, 61, Florence

Jefferson "Buck" Buckler, 61, of Florence, Ky., passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2006 in Crescent Springs, Ky., he was a retired fork lift operator for The Kroger Company, Sharonville, Ohio. He was a Navy Veteran. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kim Buckler in 1986.

Survivors include his daughters, Amy Riley, Florence, Ky., Kathy Kramer, Falmouth, Ky., brothers, Alvin Seymour, California, Ky., Troy "Pete" Buckler, California, Ky., sisters, Shirley Schweitzer, Burlington, Ky., Sharon Miller, Grants Lick, Ky., Ann Martin, Alexandria, Ky., Linda Fields, Melbourne, Ky., Melody Whitaker, Alexandria, Ky., and five grandchildren.

Services were held on Thursday, March 2, 2006 at the Cooper Funeral Home, Grants Lick, Ky.

Interment took place in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery, California, Ky.

Lossie McClanahan, 91, Falmouth

Lossie McClanahan, 91, of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2006 at Augusta Health Care, Augusta, Ky. Born on November 30, 1914 in Bracken, County, he was the son of the late, John McClanahan and Georgana Courtney McClanahan, he was a farmer. He married Frances (KonKright) McClanahan in September 1960, and his dear wife survives his passing. He was preceded in death by his brothers, George McClanahan, Al McClanahan, sisters, Clara Teegarden, and Mattie Smith.

Survivors include his sons, John McClanahan, Lexignton, Ky., Steven McClanahan, Falmouth, Ky., six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Services were held on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at Moore & Parker Funeral Home, Brooksville, Ky.

Interment took place in the Johnsville Cemetery, Foster, Ky.

Kate Wagner, Falmouth

Kate Wagner of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at her home. Arrangements are pending with Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky.

Call their 24 hour obituary line at 859-654-2273 for complete arrangements.

Ollie Fornash, 86, Dry Ridge

Ollie K. Fornash, 86, of Dry Ridge, Ky., passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2006 at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Williamstown, Ky. Born on January 10, 1920 in Falmouth, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hutchison, (father and mother's first names unknown). She was a homemaker and a former cook at Skyway Restaurant, Williamstown, Ky., and a member of Sherman Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Fornash on February 21, 1981.

Survivors include her son, Larry "Joe Buck" Fornash, Dry Ridge, Ky., granddaughter-in-law, Tammy Fornash, Dry Ridge, Ky., sisters, Pauline Spaulding, Union, Ky., Louise Goins, Erlanger, Ky., Betty Hutchison, Dayton, Ohio, two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home, Williamstown, Ky., with Rev. Junior Fryman officiating.

Interment will take place in the Hill Crest Cemetery, Dry Ridge, Ky.

Memorials are suggested to Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

Harold Henderson, 64, Morning View

Harold F. Henderson, 64, of Morningview, Ky., passed away on March 3, 2006 at the St. Elizabeth Hospital South. He was a retired machine operator at Ford Motor Co., he was a member of the Wilmington Baptist Church, Living Water Gospel Group, American Legion, National Rifle Assoc., Bass Masters. He loved fishing and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Pfanstiel Henderson, Morning View, Ky., daughter, Shara Moeller, Independence, Ky., son, Doug Henderson, Morning View, Ky., sister, Freda Louise Spencer, Louisville, Ky., brotherm Vernon Henderson, Florence, Ky., and eight grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, Independence, Ky.
Interment will take place in the Gardnersville Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Wilmington Baptist Church 15472 Madison Pike, Morning View, KY 41063 or American Heart Assoc., 1885 Dixie Hwy, Suite 250 Ft. Wright, Ky.

Bertha Mae Wallace2, 91, Falmouth

Bertha Mae Wallace, 91, of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2006 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on July 23, 1914 in Harrison County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Wallace in 1983 and her daughter Dorothy Ashton in 1997. Bertha and her husband were owners of the Falmouth Laundromat and Dry Cleaners. She was very active in the Senior Citizens for many years and was a member of the Falmouth Christian Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Jeanine (Chanis) Cox, Bracken County, Sue Clayton, Falmouth, Ky., grandchildren, Tommy, Teri and Brian Ashton all of California, Lisa (Garvis) Woods, Kerry (Kenny) Kalb, Bracken County, Jeff (Amy) Cox, Mt. Olivet, Deana (Brian) Pawlak, Wilder, Andrea (Bill) Hall, Craig Clayton and Billy Joe Clayton all of Falmouth, Ky., fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

Services were held on Thursday, March 2, 2006 at Woodhead Funeral Home, Flamouth, Ky., with Rev. John Kleinschmidt officiating. Music was beautifully offered by Adrian Williams and Darryl Ammerman. Active pallbearers were Tommy Ashton, Brian Ashton, Jeff Cox, Brian Pawlak, Bradley Caudill and Garvis Woods. Honorary bearers were Chanis Cox, Bill Hall, Cody Hall, Craig Clayton, Kenny Kalb, Timmy Clayton and Billy Clayton.

Interment took place in the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth, Ky.

Memorials are suggested to The Falmouth Christian Church: 303 W. Shelby Street, Falmouth, KY 41040 or The Pendleton County Senior Citizens: 1111 Chipman Street, Falmouth, KY 41040.

Dorothy Baynum, 83, Demossville

Dorothy Laverne Booth Baynum, 83, of Demossville, Ky., passed away on March 3, 2006 at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood. She was a homemaker and a life member of the Order of Eastern Star Rosebud #39, (Past Worthy Matron), member of the Gardnersville Christian Church, life member of Disabled American Veteran Auxillary #19 and a KY Colonel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Elsworth Baynum after 62 years of marriage in 2002, her son, Wallace Elsworth Baynum, Jr. in 1972, and three granddaughters, Natia Baynum, in 1982, Anita Lynn Baynum, in 1998 and Sandra Michelle Hurst in 2001.

Survivors include her sons, Norman and James Baynum, both of Florence, Grant Austin, Liberty, Ky., Barry Austin, Covington, Ky., daughters, Sandra Lee Runick, Darla Collins, and Sue Hurst, all of Pendleton County, Martha Dotson, Dry Ridge, sister, Donna Hopkins, Crittenden, sixteen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home, Florence, Ky.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 also at the funeral home.

Interment will take place in the Gardnersville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

**********************

14 Mar 06:

Lee Bell, 88, Butler

Lee Franklin Bell, 88, of Butler, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2006, at the River Valley Nursing Home in Butler. Born on March 1, 1918, in Kenton County, Ky., she was the last surviving child of the late Edgar and Edna Clemons Colston. She married William Franklin "Frank" Bell on August 31, 1935, and her dear husband preceded her in death on April 29, 1993. Formerly she worked as a secretary with the Butler Products Company. She was a member of the Plum Creek Christian Church, Campbell County. During her life she flourished in her church work, volunteering as a Youth Leader, Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher, and Camp Counselor. She especially treasured her time working with young people. She belonged to the Butler Homemakers Club, Order of the Eastern Star, and she worked throughout her life to support the American Cancer Society. She had also worked as a nurses aid at the former Pendleton County Hospital.

She leaves two daughters: Shirley (John) Merrill, Falmouth, and Edna (Sigeal) Brown, Butler; two sons: William E. "Bill" (Jeri Sue) Bell, Okeana, Ohio and Jerry B. Bell, Greendale, Indiana; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; one great great grandson; and her sister-in-law, Rita Colston, Bellevue, Ky.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at the Woodhead Funeral Home, 310 W. Shelby Street, Falmouth, Ky., with Bro. Wendell Cox and Bro. Ken Allender officiating. The visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Music will be shared by Linda Longworth and Lisa Hardin. The pallbearers will be Greg Brown, Mike Brown, Ryan Brown, Brent Bell, Nathan Bell, and Kevin Merrill. The honorary pallbearers will be Marilyn Fryman and Wade Brown.

Interment will take place in the Butler Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Northward Christian Assembly, 49 Highway 159 N, Falmouth, KY 41040.

Velma Weaver, 84, Cold Spring

Velma M. Weaver, 84, of Cold Spring, Ky., formerly of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2006, at her home. Born on March 26, 1921 in Pendleton County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Brady and Anna Scharfenberger Harding. She married James Ralph Weaver, and her dear husband preceded her in death on July 12, 1986. She was a member of the Foster Christian Church, the Women's Auxiliary of the Hardin-Browning Post #109, a member of the former Falmouth Red Devils Booster Club and the Pendleton County Wildcat Booster Club.

Survivors include her daughters, Sue Emminger, Cold Spring, Ky., Dot Sydnor, Peach Grove, Ky., grandson, Todd (Maureen) Sydnor, Fort Thomas, Ky., two great-granddaughters, Megan and Morgan Sydnor, one step-granddaughter, Julie Weinheimer, two step great-grandchildren, Tiffany and Joshua Weinheimer, sister, Margie Claypole, Park Hills, Ky., two nephews, Rick (Sue) Claypole and Greg (Louise) Claypole, and one niece, Sharon Dean.

Services were held on Friday, March 10, 2006 at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, with Carol Mains and Shelby McDowell officiating. Music was shared by Adarin Williams. The pallbearers were Ray Hammond, Jim Hammond, Curtis Cox, Kenny LaFollette, Jim Pelgen, and Frank Ammerman. Honorary pallbears were the members of the Hardin-Browning Post #109.

Interment took place in the Peach Grove Cemetery, Pendleton County.

Memorials are suggested to the Holly Hills Children's Home, 9599 Summer Hill Road, California, KY 41007 or the Hospice of Northern Kentucky, 1403 Alexandria Pike, Ft. Thomas, KY 41075.

Georgia Biddle, 80, Butler

Georgia Biddle, 80, of Flour Creek Road, Butler, Ky., passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2006 at St. Luke East, Ft. Thomas, Ky. Born on February 20, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Glenna Gosney Taylor. She retired from Pittsfield of KY in Butler, 2 years ago after over 20 years in the factory, a member of Flour Creek Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenzie and her brother, John William Taylor.

Survivors include her son, Larry Biddle, Crittenden, Ky., daughter, JoAnn Mogavero, Hebron, Ky., sister, Ruby Biddle, Butler, Ky., five grandchildren, Cassie Mogavero, Racquel Cluxton, Mollie Biddle, Tony Mogavero and Connor Biddle.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at Peoples Funeral Home, Butler, Ky.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at Flour Creek Christian Church, with visitation 1 hour before the services.

Interment will take place in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Pendleton County, under the direction of Peoples Funeral Home, Butler, Ky.

Rosnetta Donahue, 60, Falmouth

Rosnetta Field Donahue, 60, of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2006 at the St. Luke Hospital East Hospice in Ft. Thomas, Ky. Born on October 28, 1945 in Berlin, Bracken County, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Alma Glenn Field. She married George Robert "Bob" Donahue on July 23, 1966, and her dear husband survives her passing. She was an employee of the Kentucky Transportation Department for 13 years as a clerk, and was a beautician, owning and operating Rosnetta's Beauty Shop in Falmouth, Ky., since 1966. She was a member of the Forest Hill Baptist Church in Bracken County, Ky.

In addition to her husband, Bob Donahue, she leaves a sister, Zelda Sharp, Falmouth, Ky., a god daughter, Lori Adkins, Falmouth, Ky., and a grand god daughter, Cassidy Adkins.

Services were held on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, with Bro. Phillip Turner officiating. The pallbeares were Delbert Prince, Jeff Adkins, Donald Leroy McClanahan, Dusty Galloway and Danny Hutchinson. Honorary pallbeares were Joe Cain, Michael McClanahan and Leroy Cannon.

Interment took place in the Johnsville Cemetery in Bracken County, Ky.

Richard Courtney, 65, Falmouth

Richard Courtney, 65 of Broadford Road, Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Monday, March 13, 2006 at his home.

Arrangements are pending with Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky.

Please call their 24 hour Obituary line at 859-654-2273 for complete arrangements.

Kathryn Wagner, 76, Falmouth

Kathryn Jane Wagner, 76, Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at the St. Luke Hospital East in Ft. Thomas, Ky. Kathryn was born in Dayton, Ohio on June 11, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Solomon R. and Nancy B. Isaacs Lamb.

Survivors include her sons, James Wagner, Covington, Ky., John Wagner, Cynthiana, Ky., David Wagner, Indianapolis, Indiana, Steve Wagner, Cincinnati, Ohio, Larry Wagner, Falmouth, Ky., daughter, Rebecca Shelton, Greenfield, Indiana, seventeen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

Per Mrs. Wagner's request her body was cremated.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Pendleton County Animal Shelter 1314 Bryan Griffin Road, Butler, KY 41006

Jackie Thomas, 64, Cynthiana

Jackie LeRoy Thomas, 64, of Cynthiana, Ky., passed away on Monday, March 6, 2006 at the Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Bracken County on December 7, 1941, to the late Albert "Newt" and Edith Persinger Thomas. He was a former owner and operator of Thomas Wrecker Service and Salvage Yard and a member of Milford Christian Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Chester Thomas, Ronald Thomas and Gary "Toot" Thomas.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Kelly Thomas, sons, Jackie (Joy) Thomas, Butler, Darvin (Heather) Thomas, Kevin (Amanda) Thomas and Austin Thomas, all of Harrison County, brother, Roger Thomas, Cynthiana, sisters, Ramona Ramsey, Falmouth, Judy Tucker, Cynthiana, six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, a great-granddaughter and a special friend, Bobby Allbritton, Dade City, Florida.

Services were held on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at Ware Funeral Home officiated by Rev. Donald Thomas.

Interment took place in the Battle Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the American Cancer Society.

Paul McClanahan, 83, Highland Heights

Paul Edward McClanahan, 83, of Highland Heights, Ky., passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2006 at St. Luke East, Hospice. Born on July 2, 1922 in Bracken County, Ky. He was a member of the Christ Baptist Church in Highland Heights, Ky. He worked at Fischer Chevrolet for 32 years, he led 17 years in the sales department, in 1969 he made the Hall of Fame for Salesmanship. He was preceded in death by his wife Thelma (Engle) McClanahan on January 30, 2006.

Survivors include his son, Jeff McClanahan, Highland Heights, Ky., step-daughter, Marilyn Bostwick, Wilder, Ky., daughters, Glenda Tate, Columbia, S.C., Paulette Withington, Charleston, S.C., brother, Clyde McClanahan, Bracken, County, Ky., and six grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at Dobbling Funeral Home, Ft. Thomas, Ky.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, with Rev. Randy Coleman officiating.

Interment will take place in the Floral Hills Memorial Cemetery, Taylor Mill.

Memorials may be made to the Christ Baptist Church 3810 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights, KY 41076 or Hospice of Northern Kentucky, 1403 Alexandria Pike, Ft. Thomas, KY 41075.

Wilbur Woodyard, 90, Williamstown

Wilbur "Bo" Woodyard, 90, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Grant Co., Williamstown, Ky. Born on November 9, 1915 in Williamstown, Ky., the son of the late Arthur Woodyard and Berta Powel Woodyard. He was a self-employed Carpenter, a member of the Antioch Church of Christ, Keefer, Ky., a Sunday School Teacher for 70 years, an avid fiddle player and musician. He was a retired Elder of Antioch Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Goldie Dean (Sargent) Woodyard, Williamstown, Ky., son, Stanley Woodyard, Williamstown, Ky., daughter, Betty Sue Chesler, McHenry, Ill., seven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services were held on March 11, 2006 at the Elliston Stanley Funeral Home, Williamstown, Ky., with Rev. Gene Kearns and Rev. Don Johnson officiating.

Interment took place in the Woodyard Family Cemetery, Cynthiana Road, Williamstown, Ky.
Memorials may be made to the Grundy Mountain Mission School, c/o Elliston-Stanley, P.O. Box 130, Williamstown, KY 41097 or Antioch Church of Christ, 210 Shiloh Road, Corinth, KY 41010.

************************************

21 Mar 06:

William Thompson, 82, Falmouth

William Giltner Thompson, 82, of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at his home. Born on May 29, 1923, he was a son of the late William Gobel and Verna Perkins Thompson. On March 21, 1946 he married Oda Mae Sharp, and his dear wife survived his passing. He was a member, deacon, and faithful servant of 48 years at New Zion Baptist Church, a World War II enlisted veteran of the United States Army and a self-employed carpenter of 40 years. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Janice Thompson in 1963, and three brothers, Marvin Thompson, Donald Thompson, and Harold Redden.

In addition to his wife, Oda Mae, he is survived by his son, Gary (Marsha Ann) Thompson, Butler, Ky., daughter; Marilyn (Stephen) Rigsby, Falmouth, Ky., three granddaughters, Lisa Thompson, Alexandria, Va., Amber Rose, Falmouth, Ky., Lauren Cook, Covington, Ky., one grandson, Brian Rigsby, Latonia, Ky., one great-grandson, Mike Rose, three sisters, Evelyn Priest, Falmouth, Ky., Mary Joe Markley, Foster, Ky., and Margaret Cummins of Lexington.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at Woodhead Funeral Home in Falmouth, Ky., with Bro Rick Lockhart, Bro. Dave Powell, and Rev. Jonathan Smith officiating. Music was shared by Amy and Lenny Brown. Pallbearers for the service were Ken Sharp, Doug Markley, Greg Markley, Carl Hamilton, Randy Fields, Brian Rigsby, Shawn Cook, and Ronnie Redden.

Interment took place in the Lenoxburg Cemetery under full military honors by Hardin-Browning Post #109.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the New Zion Baptist Church: C/O: Betty Fields; 1972 Willow-Lenoxburg Rd., Brooksville, KY 41004 or Hospice of Hope: 909 Kenton Station Rd. Maysville, KY 41056.

 

Victoria Wagoner, 50, Ashland

Victoria "Vicki" Lynn Barnard Wagoner, 50, of Ashland, formerly of Falmouth, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2006, in Maysville, Ky. Born on March 2, 1956, in Lexington, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Jerry Profit and the late Eula Dean Mynhier Bathalter. She graduated from Pendleton High School in 1974. She formerly worked as a beautician at Fantastic Sam's.

She leaves her husband, Ron Wagoner, Grayson, brother, Jim (Jeannie) Barnard, Hebron, Ky., step-father, Bob Bathalter, Falmouth, Ky., one niece, one nephew, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family.

A memorial service was held on Friday, March 17, 2006, at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth with Bro. Harry Crozier officiating.

Interment took place in the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth.

Memorials are suggested to the Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, KY 41056.

 

Alberta Hatton, 72, Worthville, KY

Alberta Hatton, 72, of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on March 9, 2006, at her home in Worthville, Ky. She was the mother of Rev. Darrell (Katie) Breeden of Falmouth, Ky., and he survives his mothers passing along with nine other children.

Services were held on March 14 in Carrollton, Ky.

Interment took place in the Squiresville Cemetery in Owenton, Ky. Bro. Breeden preached at his mother's services. Your prayers were very much appreciated.

Graham-Dunn Funeral Home, Carrollton, Ky., served the family.

Richard Courtney2, 65, Falmouth

Richard E. Courtney, 65, of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Monday, March 13, 2006 at his home. Richard was born in Covington, Ky., on June 18, 1939, he was the son of the late James W. and Ruth Pike Courtney. He was a member of the American Legion Post 109 in Falmouth, Ky., and was a Kentucky Colonel, a Veteran of the United States Navy, and he was a retired railroad engineer for Penn Central Railroad and then Conrail. He was preceded in death by his son Berry Fields.

Survivors include his wife, Opal Craft Courtney, Falmouth, Ky., sons, Richard Courtney, Erlanger, Ky., Jamie Fields, Dry Ridge, Ky., David Fields, Atlanta, Ga., daughter, Marlene Baker, Erlanger, Ky., brother, James Courtney, Florence, ky., several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services were held on March 16, 2006 at Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky.

Interment took palce in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Grant County, Ky.

Thomas Walker, 31, Falmouth

Thomas Russell Walker, 31, of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2006 at St. Luke Hospital East, Ft. Thomas. He was employed at North Key, Falmouth, Ky.

He is survived by his father, sister and brothers.

Services were held on Thursday, March 16, 2006.

Interment took place in the Evergreen Cemetery, Newport, Ky.

Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky., served the family.

Michael Hamons, 49, Petersburg

Michael Wayne Hamons, 49, of Petersburg, Ky., passed away on Monday, March 13, 2006 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a truck driver for JP Transport, Dallas, Texas. He was a Navy veteran.

Survivors include his mother, Loretta Smallwood, Alexandria, Ky., stepfather and stepmother, Bill and Pearl Hamons, Highland Heights, Ky., sons, John Hamons, Petersburg, Ky., Joshua Hamons, Milford, Ohio, sister, Melanie Buckler, Petersburg, Ky., brother, Clark Hamons, Butler, Ky., and one grandchild.
Services were held on March 18, 2006 at the Cooper Funeral Home, Grants Lick, Ky.

Robert Kelly, 81, Crittenden

Robert "Bob" J. Kelly, 81, of Crittenden, Ky., passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Grant County. The son of the late Francis and Ann Kelly. He was a member of the All Saints Catholic Church, Walton, Ky., he was a self employed farmer and served in the Army during WW II. He was a past president of Grant County Farm Bureau and a former member of FSA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Flynn Kelly.

Survivors include his daughters, Judy Foltz, Dry Ridge, Ky., Peggy (Kelly) Bain, Florence, Ky., Barbara (Kelly) Spillman, Crittenden, Ky., Kathy (Kelly) Coyle, Verona, Ky., brother, Thomas P. Kelly, Demossville, Ky., ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home, Crittenden, Ky.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at St. John's Catholic Mission, Center Ridge Road, Pendleton County, Ky.

Interment will take place in the St. John's Cemetery, Pendleton County, Ky.

Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Hospice 401 E. 20th Street, Covington, KY 41011, All Saints Catholic Church 62 Needmore Street, Walton, KY 41094.

Pearl Lovell, 85, Highland Heights

Pearl Marie Lovell, 85, of Highland Heights, Ky., passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2006 at The St. Luke East Hospice, Ft. Thomas, Ky., she was a homemaker, and the wife of the late John Lovell who passed away in 1996.

Survivors include her daughters, Beulah Hoskins, California, Ky., Peggy Lostoria and Mary Pleman, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, Wanda Ducker, Mason, Ohio, sons, Dewey Lovell, Highland Heights, Ky., Mike Lovell, Cincinnati, Ohio, sisters, Edna Ballinger, Frankfort, Ky., Gladys Garrison and Myrtle Hallingsworth, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, brothers, Amond and Stacy Mills, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, thirteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Graveside services were held on March 14, 2006 at The Graceland Memorial Gardens, Milford, Ohio.

Cooper Funeral Home, Grants Lick, Ky., served the family.

Denny Padgett, 71, Foster

Dennie H. Padgett, 71, of Foster, Ky., passed away on Monday, March 13, 2006 at his residence. He retired after 39 years as a Superviser at Cincinnati Bell and currently was working at Mubea, Florence, Ky.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Padgett, Foster, Ky., daughters, Linda Manning, Maine, Teresa McHugh, Southgate, Ky., son, Stephen Padgett, Covington, Ky., ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, brothers, Richard Padgett, Cincinnati, Ohio, Robert Padgett, Covington, Ky., sister, Marcia Walsh, Ft. Thomas, Ky.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on March 17, 2006 at St. Theresa Church, Southgate, Ky.

Interment took place in the St. Mary Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell, Ky.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society 6612 Dixie Hwy Suite 2A, Florence, KY 41042.

Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, served the family.

Jimmey Ballmann, 45, Elsmere

Jimmy Lee Ballmann, 45, of Elsmere, Ky., passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2006, at his residence. He was employed by Crust Monitor-Swan Global Supply, Florence, Ky.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Warren Ballmann, Elsmere, Ky., step-son, Cris Cummins, Florence, Ky., step-daughter, Candius Edwards, Oneida, Tenn., brothers, Charles Woods, Texas, Gary, Fred and his twin brother, Timmey Ballman, all of Covington, Ky., and five step-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, Ft. Thomas, Ky.

Interment will take place in the Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Ky.

Grace Lynn Wesley, 43, Covington

Grace Lynn Wesley, 43, of Covington, Ky., passed away on March 14, 2006 at The St. Luke East Hospital, Ft. Thomas, Ky., she was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Tom Wesley, son, Jason William Wesley, Williamstown, Ky., daughter, Savannah Lynn Wesley, Latonia, Ky., brothers, Dale Crider, Harrison, Ohio, Henry Crider, and Timothy Doyle, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, sisters, Margaret Loux, Trenton, Georgia, Brenda Adkins, Cincinnati, Ohio, Christina Doyle, Covington, Ky., one grandchild, and her mother-in-law, Helen Skirvin, Covington, Ky.

Services were held on March 18, 2006 at The Northside Pentecostal Church, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Interment took place in the Baltimore Pike Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Cooper Funeral Home, Grants Lick, Ky., served the family.

Dawn Elsie Troy, 41, Southgate

Dawn Elsie Troy, 41 of Southgate, Ky., passed away on Friday, March 10, 2006 at her residence. She was a cashier for Riverside Super Value, in Covington, Ky. She was an avid animal lover.

Survivors include her sister, Rhonda Sheriff, Walton, Ky., brother, Jimmy Straub, Dayton, Ky., and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services were held on March 11, 2006 at the Cooper Funeral Home, Grants Lick, Ky.

Interment took place in the Johns Hill Cemetery, Wilder, Ky.

*************************

28 Mar 06:

Rhonda Archibald, 35, Augusta

Rhonda Sue McElfresh Archibald, 35, of Augusta, Ky., passed away on Friday, March 24, 2006 at her home in Bracken County. Born on December 30, 1970 in Ft. Thomas, Ky., she was an Administrative Assistant. A board member of the Kindler Library, a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, St. Augistine PTO, team member of Bracken County Relay for Life-American Cancer Society.

Survivors include her father, Ronald W. McElfresh, step-father, Bill Courtney, Butler, Ky., mother, Linda Sue Biddle McElfresh Courtney, Butler, Ky., children, Kailey Nicole Archibald, and Dylan Thomas Archibald, both of Augusta, Ky., numerous Aunts and Uncles, step-grandparents, Herman and Ruth Courtney, Butler, Ky., sister, Tamara Carol McElfresh Nordheim, Foster, Ky., step-sister, Debbie Courtney Ball, Butler, Ky., maternal grandmother, Mary Biddle, nieces and nephews, John Morgen, Nordheim, Andrew Nordheim, Quenten Nordheim, Shaylynn Ball and Caryann Ball.

Services were held on Monday, March 27, 2006 at Moore and Parker Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial took place on Monday, March 27 at St. Augustine, Augusta, Ky.

Memorials may be made to Ribbons for Rhonda Archibald or Hospice of Hope.

 

Leland Bowles, 77, Brooksville

Leland Earl Bowles, 77, of Brooksville, Ky., passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at St. Luke Hospital East, Ft. Thomas, Ky. Born on March 17, 1929 in Pendleton County, the son of the late Calvin Aulick Bowles and Ludie (Fields) Bowles. He married Virginia Ann (Coleman) Bowles on March 12, 1950 and his dear wife survives his passing. He was preceded in death by his sister, Iva Jewell Bowles. He was a farmer and a store owner, a member of the Willow Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee for many years. A member of the Brooksville Lions Club, he recently received the prestigious Melvin Jones Fellowship award for dedicated humanitarian services from Lions Club International Foundation. Member of the following groups, Bracken County Fish and Game Club, University of Kentucky Service Tobacco Research, Burley Tobacco Advisory Council, Bracken County Extension Board, sponsor of Bracken County Youth Fishing Tournament, avid sports fan-coached basketball and softball (adult & youth), co-chairman of Republican Party of Bracken County, County campaign manager for Governor Ernie Fletcher and a Kentucky Colonel.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Debbie Bowles (Jeff) Thurmond) Lexington, Ky., Donnie (Debbie) Bowles, Neave Community in Bracken County, grandchildren, Christina Bowles, Lexington, Ky., Brooke Bowles, Bracken County, Will Thurmond, Lexington, Ky.

Services were held on Friday, March 24, 2006 at the Willow Baptist Church.

Interment took place in the Powersville Cemetery, Brooksville, Ky.

Memorials are suggested to the Willow Baptist Church or Powersville Cemetery.

Moore and Parker Funeral Home, Brooksville, Ky., served the family.

William Mastin, 65, Falmouth

William Nelson Mastin, 65, of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2006 at his home. William was born in Robertson County, Ky., on January 19, 1941. He was the son of the late Lionel and Flosie Mastin, he retired from the D.A.V. after 35 years. He married Betty James Mastin on August 25, 1962, and his dear wife survives his passing.

In addition to his wife, Betty of Falmouth, Ky., he is survived by his son, Doug Mastin, Falmouth, Ky., daughters, Patricia (Bob) Gilbert, Falmouth, Ky., Paula (Rick) Gilbert, Falmouth, Ky., brothers, Lee and Robert Mastin, both of Falmouth, Ky., sisters, Rose Pittman, Haines City, Fla., Mae Mefford, Providence, Ky., Brenda Gilbert, Falmouth, Ky., and six grandchildren, Bradley Mastin, Ashley, Shawn, Ricky, Tyler and Chad Gilbert.

Services were held on Monday, March 27, 2006 at the Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky.

Interment took place in the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth, Ky.

Memorials may be made to Childrens Hospital 3333 Burnett Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039.

Thomas Kelly, 80, Demossville

Thomas P. Kelly, 80, of Demossville, Ky., passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at the River Valley Nursing Home, Butler, Ky. Born on February 10, 1926 in Pendleton County, Ky., he was a son of the late Francis Edward and Anna Cahill Kelly. He married Louise Delaney Kelly on October 23, 1948, and his dear wife survives his passing. He was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Church in Falmouth. He was a retiree of Griffin Industries, a veteran of World War II, a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, and a member of the American Legion. He was preceded in death by two sons, Gary and Roger, two brothers; Edward Kelly, Robert Kelly, and one sister; Monica Kelly.

In addition to his wife of 57 years, Louise Delaney Kelly, he is survived by his sons, Bill Kelly, Butler, Ky., Jim (Marla) Kelly, Florence, Ky., David (Deanna) Kelly, Demossville, Ky., and Allen Kelly, Brooks, Ky.; daughters, Debbie (Bill) Jones, Butler, Ky., Mary Ann (David) Cummins, Berlin, Ky., and Donna (Terry) Baker, Demossville, Ky., fourteen grandchildren; and one great grandson.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 24, 2006, at the St. Francis Xavier Church, with Rev. Greg Bach officiating. Music was shared by Martha Lynn and Darryl Ammermann. Tom's 10 grandsons served as pallbearers.

Interment took place in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Falmouth, with military honors by the Hardin-Browning Post #109.

Memorials are suggested to St. Francis Xavier Church, Falmouth, or the charity of your choice.

Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, served the family.

Wilma Duffield Eyermann, 87

Wilma Arlene Duffield Eyermann, 87, entered into final rest on Friday, March 24, 2006, at her daughter's home in Butler Ky. Born on July 8th, 1918, in Duck, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late J. Dyer Duffield and Emma Vaughn Duffield. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Robert B. Eyermann, four brothers and a sister.

Survivors include her daughters Suzan, Martha and Cathy, sons Robert Jr. and Charles, nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and a great-great granddaughter, sister Emelyn Duffield Linkinogger, Looneyville, WV, brother Paul Duffield, California. She was a long-standing member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Belpre, Ohio, an avid reader, gardener, card and croquet player. She enjoyed many trips to Gatlinburg with her children. She was also able to visit many Holy Land sites in 1994. In her final months she had many visits from family and friends and passed on some of her famous cooking recipes to her children.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home with Father David Huffman officiating.

Interment will follow at the John M. Duffield Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Rd. Maysville, KY 41056.

*************************

4 Apr 06:

Alta Clayton, 84, Falmouth

Alta Fern Clayton, 84, of Falmouth, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2006, at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. Born on June 16, 1921 in Pendleton County, Ky., she was a daughter of the late William and Mary Browning Field. She graduated from Falmouth High School. She married Alva "Al" Clayton on December 18, 1940, and her dear husband preceded her in death on April 13, 1998. She was a retired employee of the Crescent Tube Company, Florence, Ky., retiring in 1987 after 20 years of service, and a member of the Oakland Christian Church, Pendleton County, where she was active with the Christian Workers, and a member of Pendleton County Democratic Women's Club.

She is survived by her son, Gary (Helen) Clayton, Richmond, Ky.; four grandchildren, Deana Pawlak, Billy Joe Clayton, Craig Clayton, and Tom Caudill, five great grandchildren, and one sister, Virginia Cummins of Falmouth.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, with Bro. Dennis Peace officiating. The Oakland Christian Church Choir accompanied by Barbara Browning will share the music. The pallbearers will be Billy Clayton, Tom Caudill, Larry Florence, Gerald Fields, Henry Bertram, Phillip Cummins, David Cummins, and Michael Cummins.

Interment will take place in the Oakland Cemetery, Pendleton County.

Memorials are suggested to the Oakland Christian Church, 5161 Milford Road, Falmouth, KY 41040.

 

Billy Bowen, 90, Demossville

Bernard L. "Billy" Bowen, 90, of Demossville, Ky., passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2006 at his home. Born on December 4, 1915 in Dividing Ridge, he was one of seven children born to James Columbus "Lum" and Mary Catherine "Kate" Mangold Bowen, and he was a lifelong resident of Pendleton County. He married Clara Mae Cook Bowen and his dear wife preceded him in death in 1998. He was a carpenter, tobacco farmer, and cattleman, a sinple country man who was a hard worker. He was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Pendleton County.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Russell, Orville, Alfie and Randall Bowen, and a sister, Ruby VanArsdale.

Survivors include his daughter, June (Bruce) K. Pettit, son, Joseph (Julie) Bowen, two grandsons, Nicholas and Dillon Pettit, two granddaughters, Amanda and Jessica Bowen, step-granddaughter, Alisha Sizemore and his brother, George L. Bowen, all of Pendleton County.

Services were held on Monday, April 3, 2006 at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, with Bro. Ronnie Angell officiating. The pallbearers were Joseph Bowen, Bruce Pettit, Nicholas Pettit, Carl Gray, Clinton Gray, Bill Oaks, Donnie Draper, and Sonny Bowen. The honorary pallbearers were Dillon Pettit, Phillip Black, Rudy Bailey, Paul Bowen, Larry Bowen, Paul Clayton, Bobby Gene Straub, Glenn Mason, and Timmy Bowen.

Interment took place in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pendleton County.

Memorials are suggested to the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Fund, 1770 Kelly Road, Demossville, KY 41033.

Keith Green, 60, Falmouth

Keith Green, 60, of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at St. Elizabeth Hospice, Covington, Ky. Born on June 3, 1945 in Bobtown, Ky., the son of the late Perkins Green and Cora Adams Green. He was a truck driver for Rumpke, Butler, Ky.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Green, Falmouth, Ky., daughter, Ms. Kimberly Green, Falmouth, Ky., son, Kevin Green, Falmouth, Ky., brothers, James Smiley, Dayton, Ohio, Ralph Smiley, Florida, sisters, Betty Caraway, and Susan Adams, both of Indianapolis, Indiana, Jean Alcorn, Somerset, Ky., Grace Begley, Sterns, Ky., and four grandchildren.

Memorial services were held on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at the Roanoke Christian Church, Gumlick Road, Falmouth, Ky.

Memorials may be made to the Keith Green Memorial Fund P.O. Box 130, Williamstown, KY 41097.

Mark Merila Sr., 48, Cincinnati

Mark Francis Merila Sr., 48, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2006 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a Steel Worker for Newport Steel Company, Newport, Ky.

Survivors include his wife, Rhonda, father, George Merila, San Antonio, Texas, sons, Mark Merila Jr., Ludlow, Ky., Ryan Haskins, Wisconsin, daughter, Amanda Merila, Alexandria, Ky., step-daughter, Jamie Smith, Brooksville, Ky., sisters, Carolyn Westling, Washburn, Wisconsin, Jackie Smith, Bayfield, Wisconsin and three grandchildren.

Services were held on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at The Cooper Funeral Home, Grants Lick, Ky.

James H. McAtee, 74, Florida

James H. (J.H.) McAtee, 74, of Wildwood, Florida, formerly of Franklin, Ohio and Pendleton County, Ky., passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2006 at the Leesburg Regional Hospital. James was born in Pendleton County, Ky., on September 6, 1931, the son of the late James and Cora Jane Brown McAtee. He was a retired guard from the Lebanon Correctional Institute in Lebanon, Ohio and was a Veteran of the United States Marines. He was preceded in death by his brother, Alford McAtee.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara McAtee, Leesburg, Florida, son, Jim McAtee, Carlisle, Ohio, daughters, Sharon Koons, Lawrenceburg, Ky., Nancy Harmon, Dearborn, Michigan, and six grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2006, at Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 8 also at the funeral home.

Interment will take place in the Oakland Cemetery, Pendleton County, Ky.

Audrey Martin Hall, 79, Florida

Audrey Martin Hall, 79, a resident of Ridge Manor, Florida, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2006. Audrey was born in Harrison County, Ky., on Sept. 5, 1926. After graduating from high school, she attended Cosmetology School in Cincinnati, Ohio. She purchased her first beauty shop before age 20, owned and managed several beauty shops, and was a member of All Faiths United Church of Christ, Ridge Manor.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Melvin Hall, Ridge Manor, son, Stephen Hall, Ridge Manor, daughters, Susan Robinson, Ridge Manor and Sharon Welcher, Louisville, Ky., grandchildren, Tracy Briggs, Bobby Lee Toner, Dawn Nichole Toner, and Ashley Martin Brown, great-grandson, Greg Newman, sister Laura Jane Bush of Cynthiana, Ky., brother, Noel D. Martin, Lexington, Ky., and two nieces, Elizabeth Bevins and Ann Jacques.
Services and entombment were held private at Chapel Hill Mausoleum, Dade City, Fla. A memorial service was held March 29 at the All Faiths United Church of Christ, Ridge Manor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hernando Pasco Hospice.

Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Beal, 74, Alexandria

Dorothy Marie Beal, 74, of Alexandria, Ky., passed away on Wednesday. March 29, 2006 at The St. Luke East Hospital, Ft. Thomas, Ky., she was an employee of DAV in Cold Spring, Ky.

Survivors include her sons, Michael Beal, Highland Heights, Ky., Gregory Beal, Princeton, Indiana, Jeffrey Beal, Nashville, Tenn., brother, Donald Hogle, Ohio, sister, Judy Stewart, Alexandria, Ky., eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at the Cooper Funeral Home, Grants Lick, Ky.

Interment took place in the Oakland Cemetery, Grants Lick, Ky.

 

Problems or bad links should be reported to the webmaster.

NOTE: These records have been transcribed from several different sources, either by us or by other researchers and provided as a starting point to assist you in your research; we've verified as many as we could, but be aware that there may be errors (either mis-spellings on the original records, almost illegible writing on the records, and/or typing errors on my part), so make sure to double check them prior to assuming they're "the gospel truth". We will never deliberately include erroneous information in any part of this site.

These records have not been copied by either of this site's coordinators from other sites, as has been implied by some. Sources have included records from the E.E. Barton research files, military records, newspapers, microfilm and/or compiled lists that were provided by family members and other researchers. The majority of the additions to the marrriage index pages on 17 and 30 Jun 2007 were transcribed from FHC microfilm #973027.

If you have records that you'd like to see added to this site, please contact either Sherri or Suzanne and we'll be glad to add them to this collection.

©Copyright 2005-2012 by Pendleton County Genealogy Project All files on this website are copyrighted by their submitter and creator. They may be linked to, but may not be reproduced on another website or in any other form, without specific permission of the submitter, owner, publisher and this site moderator. Although public records are as such not copyrightable, the manner in which they are presented, including the notes, comments, etc. are. The information on this site is provided free of charge, by volunteers, for your personal use only.