Pendleton County Obituaries

2006

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

11 Apr 06:

David "Pete" Gillespie, 49, Latonia

David "Pete" Gillespie, 49, of Latonia, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2006, at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center South, Edgewood. Born on December 26,1956, he was the son of Kenneth F. Gillespie and the late Eleanor L. Delaney Gillespie. He was a 1974 graduate of Perrin High School in Perrin, Texas, and a graduate of Weatherford Junior College in Weatherford, Texas. Formerly he worked for the Greater Cincinnati- Northern Kentucky Airport.

In addition to his father, Kenneth F. Gillespie, Latonia, Ky., he leaves three sisters: Phyllis Ann Vann, Muldrow, Oklahoma, Deborah Gillespie, Lewisville, Texas, and Diana Rex, Keller, Texas; two brothers, Kenneth Alan Gillespie, Keller, Texas and Bruce Gillespie, Weatherford, Texas, a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral services were held on April 6, 2006, at the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Falmouth, with Rev. Greg Bach officiating. The pallbearers were Jim Hammond, Phillip Craw-ford, Kenny Gillespie, John McKinney, Mike Jones and Mike Rex.

Interment took place in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Falmouth.

Memorials are suggested to the Landen Joseph Spence Foundation, c/o Fifth Third Bank, P.O. Box 151, Falmouth, KY 41040.

Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, served the family.

Robert Turner, 60, Melbourne

Robert Allen Turner, 60, of Melbourne, Ky., passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at the St. Luke Hospital East in Ft. Thomas, Ky. Robert was born in Cynthiana, Ky., on July 16, 1945, he was the son of the late Ralph Franklin Turner and Charlene Cummins Turner. He was a member of the National Rifle Association.

Survivors include his brothers, Ronald Turner, Frankfort, Ky., Roger Turner, Covington, Ky., sisters, Cathy McIntosh, Milburn, Ky., Deborah Moore, Milburn, Ky., Linda Stamper, Cold Spring, Ky., Lisa Partin, Covington, Ky.

Services were held on Saturday, April 8, 2006 at the Peoples Funeral Home in Butler, Ky.

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18 Apr 06:

Janet Hamilton, 53, Falmouth

Janet R. Hamilton, 53, of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Monday, April 10, 2006 at St. Luke Hospital East. Born in Falmouth, Ky., on March 18, 1953, the daughter of the late Chester and Garnet Slater and the late Carl Emminger. She worked for the Pendleton County Ambulance Service for 13 years, the widow of Jimmy Hamilton.

Survivors include her sons, Roger Hatton, Falmouth, Ky., Billy Hatton, Falmouth, Ky., daughter, Angela Hatton, Falmouth, Ky., brother, Jeff Emminger, Falmouth, Ky., Terry Slater, Falmouth, Ky., sister, Michelle Miller, Ohio, aunt, Gladys Hillgroee, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., six grandchildren, Austin, Wyatt, Trevour, Gunnar, Brinna and Gracy.

Services were held on Friday, April 14, 2006 at Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky., officiated by Don Mays. Serving as pallbearers were Hank Jenkins, Terry Slater, Roger Hatton, Jeff Emminger, Billy Hatton and Mike Ramsey.

Interment took place in the Riverside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association.

 

Anna Mae Florence, 91, Berry

Anna Mae Florence, 91, of Berry, Ky., passed away on Monday, April 10, 2006, at the Pine Meadows HealthCare Center, Lexington, Ky. Born on February 19, 1915 in a log cabin outside of Berry in Harrison County, she was the daughter of the late George Washington and Addie Brown Williams. She graduated from the Berry School, and she married Richard C. Florence who preceded her in death in 1977. Together, she and her husband owned and operated the Berry Skating Rink. Later she worked as an Avon Products Representative, affectionately known as "Avon Annie" for 35 years retiring in 2000. She was a member of the Berry Christian Church for 62 years, where she sang alto in the choir. For many years she worked on the annual Berry Festival. Known for her hospitality, she opened her home and heart to anyone in need. For years, she was the Community News Correspondent for the "Cynthiana Democrat." Her first grandchild, Richard Elwood Florence, preceded her in death in 1966. Additionally she was preceded in death by her brothers, Lansing, Lawrence, and Ray Williams sisters, Dorothy DeMoss, and Katherine Williams in infancy. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She leaves her son, Richard (Grace) Florence, Versailles, Ky., two grandchildren: Melinda Jo (Boyd) Glenn, of Stony Point, North Carolina, Melissa Kay Thompson, Berry, Ky., three great grandchildren: Richard T. Thompson, Jessica Grace Glenn and Malorie Anne Glenn, and her sister-in-law, Henrietta Williams, Berry, Ky.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 13, 2006, at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Berry, with Bro. Larry Jones and Bro. Marvin Keane officiating. Music was shared by Peggy and Elliott Williams. The pallbearers were Boyd Glenn, Lowell DeMoss, Richard T. Thompson, Larry Wells, Ralph Edward Williams, and Ed Culbertson. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Jr. Cole, Coolidge Cason, Orville Ingram, Bob Shanklin, Van Shanklin, and Richard Thompson.

Interment took place in the Pythian Grove Cemetery, Berry.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimers Association, Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter, 836 Euclid Avenue, Suite 322, Lexington, KY 40502.

 

Marvin Williams, 65, Falmouth

Marvin Gale Williams, 65, of Falmouth, Ky. , passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2006, at the St. Luke Hospital East in Fort Thomas, Ky. Born on May 17, 1940 in Pendleton County, Ky., he was a son of Anna Lee McClanahan Williams of Butler, Ky., and the late Edwin Oscar Williams. He married Willetta Owens Williams on May 23, 1959, and his dear wife survives his passing. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Antioch Mills Christian Church, Harrison County.

In addition to his wife of 46 years, Willetta Williams, he is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Elaine Morgan, Harrison County, Ky., and Dinah Lvonne Newman, Falmouth, Ky. three sons, Marvin Gale Williams, Jr., Merle Dwayne Williams, and William Edwin Williams, all of Falmouth, Ky.; twelve grandchildren, four great grandchildren, three brothers, Herman Williams, Adarin Williams, and Ronnie Williams, all of Falmouth.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, with Bro. Roger Anderson officiating. Music will be shared by his family. Pallbearers will be Dwayne Tucker, Jimmy Tucker, Brandon Moore, Marty Dunn, Dean Hughes, and Chuck Moore. The visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

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

Michael McLafferty, 47, California

Michael Patrick McLafferty, 47, of California, Ky., passed away on April 5, 2006. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas McLafferty.

Survivors include his mother, Helen McLafferty, brothers, Thomas P. Dick "Tut", Gerard, Joseph, and Robert McLafferty, sisters, Mary Bertolini, Sylvia Ann (Dan) Boyes, Sheila (Ted) Powers, and Mary Louise (Jim) Beyersdoerfer, seven nieces and nephews and four grandnieces and nephews.

A memorial Mass was celebrated on Saturday, April 22 at the Comboni Mission Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Melvin Schlueter, 82, Demossville

Melvin Lee Schlueter, 82, of Demossville, Ky., passed away on Monday, April 17, 2006 at Walters Family Care in Williamstown, Ky. Melvin was born in Pendleton County on January 24, 1924, the son of the late Dewey and Lena Belew Schlueter. He was a member of the Unity Baptist Church and Deacon, a Rural Route mail carrier for over 28 years, and was a WW II Veteran. He married Betty Bowen, and his dear wife survives his passing. He was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Schlueter and one step-granddaughter, Linda Gripsho-ver, 1995.

In addition to his wife, Betty Ruth Schlueter, Demossville, Ky., he is survived by his sons, Daryl Wayne (Rhonda) Schlueter, Dry Ridge, Ky., Ronald (Shirley) Schlueter, Demossville., Ky., daughters, Karen (Bobby) Wainscott, Crittenden, Ky., Connie (Tim) Gripshover, Crittenden, Ky., brother, John Schlueter, Falmouth, Ky., twelve grandchildren, Jamie Schlueter, Cori Gripshover, Cheri Allen, Sonya Massengale, B.J. Wainscott, Carrie Wainscott, Belinda Schry, Heather Eckart, Dwayne, Dewey, Dugan and Dempsey Schlueter, seven great-grandchildren, Ashley Lancaster, Harmony Massengale, Alexis Eckart, Parker Schry, Shelby Eckart, Devan and Dylan Schlueter, one step-grandson, Timmy Gripshover, seven step-great-grandchildren, Linda, Timmy and Ethan Gripshover, Christina Allen, Adam Eckart, Mitchel Schry and Dana Liggett.

Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at Peoples Funeral Home, Butler.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 at the funeral home.

The committal services will take place at the Gardnersville Cemetery, under the direction of Peoples Funeral Home, Butler, Ky.

Memorial contributions if desired are suggested to The Gideon Memorial Bible Chairman-Pendleton County Gideon Camp P.O. Box 147 Falmouth, KY 41040.

David Aulick, 46, Somerset

David Robert Aulick, 46, of Somerset, Ky., formerly of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Friday, April 14, 2006. David was born in Ft. Thomas, Ky., on November 24, 1959, he was the son of Robert W. Aulick and Ida Catherine Klaber Aulick.

Survivors include his father, Robert Aulick, Falmouth, Ky., mother, Ida Aulick, Falmouth, Ky., brother, Mark Edward (Shannon) Aulick, Union, Ky., sisters, Sue Ellen Aulick (Bill) Lucas, Falmouth, Ky., Linda Lee Aulick (Tom) Poole, Bowling Green, Ky., uncles, Godfrey (Alice) Klaber, West Chester, Ohio, Raymond (Betty) Aulick, Madison, Ind., Edwin (Judy) Aulick, Halletsville, Texas, three nieces and four nephews.

Services were held on Monday, April 17, 2006 at the Short Creek Baptist Church, under the direction of Peoples Funeral Home.

Interment took place in the Short Creek Cemetery, Falmouth, Ky.

Franklin Jones, 63, Elsmere

Franklin "Dale" Jones, 63, of Elsmere, Ky., passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at The St. Elizabeth South Hospital, Edgewood, Ky. He was a Press Operator for FH Lawson Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the New Beginnings Community Church, Dayton, Ky., and a member of the AFLCIO.

Survivors include his wife Sharon Jones, sons, William Jones, Falmouth, Ky., Jeff Jones, Brooksville, Ky., Robert Jones, Elsmere, Ky., brother, John Jones, Alexandria, Ky., five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were held on Monday, April 17, 2006 at the Cooper Funeral Home, Grants Lick, Ky.

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

Thomas Russell, Sr., 41, Covington

Thomas James Russell, Sr., 41, of Covington, Ky., passed away on Friday, April 14, 2006 at the St. Elizabeth North Hospital, Covington, Ky. He was a Chef for Frisch's in Covington and for The Buffalo Wild Wings.

Survivors include his wife, Sonya Russell, mother, Mary Battle, Cincinnati, Ohio, daughters, Jennie Russell, Newport, Ky., Alexis Russell, Covington, Ky., Alehia Tucker, Covington, Ky., sons, Wm. Russell, Newport, Ky., Thomas Russell, Covington, Ky., Brian Bennett, Florence, Ky., sister, Anita Johnson, Cincinnati, Ohio, brothers, Michael Davis, Covington, Ky., Quincy Henry, Covington, Ky.

Visitation Tuesday, April 18, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., time of service at The Hillside Chapel 525 Martin Luther King Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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

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25 Apr 06:

Earl Dirkes, 72, Foster

Earl W. Dirkes, 72, of Foster, Ky., passed away on Friday, April 21, 2006, at Cambridge Nursing Home in Lexington, Ky. Mr. Dirkes was born in Covington, Ky., on August 24, 1933, the son of the late Bernard and Helen Bruns Dirkes. He was a member of the Flour Creek Christian Church, Campbell County Fish and Game and a semi truck driver for Commercial Motor Freight of Indiana, (Cincinnati Office). Earl was preceded in death by his wife Edna Houben Dirkes and his grandson, Chris Dirkes.

Survivors include his son, Bill (Lynn) Dirkes, Butler, Ky., daughters, Karen Dirkes White, Foster, Ky., Pam Dirkes Faulkner, Foster, Ky., sister, Mary Metzger, Alexandria, Ky., brothers, Henry Dirkes, Burlington, Ky., George Dirkes, Covington, Ky., five grandchildren, Kimberly, and Darren Dirkes, Daniel and Robert White and Allison Faulkner and one great-grandchild, Brooklyn Dirkes.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at Peoples Funeral Home, Butler, Ky.

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

 

Virgie Hall, 89, Falmouth

Virgie Hedges Hall, 89, of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2006 at St. Elizabeth South, Crestview Hills, Ky. Born on February 28, 1917 in Robertson County, Ky., she was a retired postal worker. She was the daughter of the late Claude Hedges and Nannie (Jett) Hedges. Virgie was preceded in death by her brothers, Leland and Bernard Hedges and her husband, Jesse Hall. She was a faithful U.K. Basketball supporter, Democrat Advocate, avid card player, she loved gardening, refinishing antique furniture, was a member of the Cemetery Chapel Christian Church, member of the Senior Citizens Group in Bracken and Pendleton County.

Survivors include her children, Ron (Sharon) Hall, Battle Creek, Mich., Mark Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio, ten grandchildren, Christie McGinnis, Kevin Hall, Kimberly Hall, Lynne Wheeland, Rhonda Hall, Melissa Cornagia, David Hall, Brandon Hall, Jesse Hall, Jillian Hall, seven great-grandchildren, and her brother, Kenneth Hedges, Cleveland, Ohio.

Services were held on April 20, 2006 at Moore & Parker Funeral Home, Brooksville, Ky.
Interment took place in the Lenoxburg Cemetery, Foster, Ky.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or to the Charity of ones choice.

 

Paul Mullins, 67, Independence

Paul E. Mullins, 67, of Independence, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2006, at his home. Born on July 13, 1938 in Boyd, Harrison County, he was a son of the late James Harvey and Mary Ann Elizabeth Peters Mullins. He married Bessie Brockman Mullins on August 17, 1957, and his dear wife survives his passing. Formerly, he worked as a truck driver with Queen City Railroad Construction in Sharonville, Ohio. He loved playing horseshoes, fishing, working in the yard, and spending time outdoors with his family and friends.

In addition to his wife of 48 years, Bessie Mullins, he leaves his six children, Vera S. (Kenny) Brumley, Independence, Douglas (Nancy) Mullins, Covington, Rita (Greg) Rice, Independence, Victor (Dee) Mullins, Snellville, Georgia, Freda (Wayne) Smith, Independence, and Tina Schneider and Jeff Rice, Alexandria, fourteen grandchildren, Christopher, Shannon, Angela, Eric, Joseph, Breann, Justin, Michelle, Brent, Kristy, Kelly, Alex, James and Alicia, five great grandchildren, Justice, Marcus, Jacob, Jordan, and Makyla, six sisters, Annamae Newcomb, Cynthiana, Ruth Fish, Cynthiana, Lethabelle Tolle, Cynthiana, Marie Grant and husband Bill, Demossville, Georgia Moore, Pittsburg, Ky., and Bonnie Coyle, Killeen, Texas, one brother, Donnie (Ima) Mullins, Ft. Thomas, mother-in-law, Christine Brockman, Earlanger, one sister-in-law, Lynn (Jack) Graf, Erlanger; and eight brothers-in-law, Harry Brockman, Covington, Ira (Ruth) Brockman, Covington, Charles Brockman, Covington, Joe Brockman, Covington, Paul (Leanore) Brockman, Atlanta, Georgia, Tom (Lois) Brockman, Independence, Walt Brockman and Joy Barnett of Erlanger, and John (Bonnie) Brockman, Conyers, Georgia, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Berry, with Tom and John Brockman officiating. The pallbearers will be Vic Mullins, James Mullins, Shannon Mullins, Chris Mullins, Eric Mullins, Joe Schneider, Justin Schneider, Angie Mullins, Michelle Mullins, Brent Smith, Alex Smith, Kristy Smith and Kelly Smith.

Interment will take place in the Pythian Grove Cemetery, Berry.

Marvin Williams2, 65, Falmouth

Marvin Gale Williams, 65, of Falmouth, Ky. , passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2006, at the St. Luke Hospital East in Fort Thomas, Ky. Born on May 17, 1940 in Pendleton County, Ky. , he was a son of Anna Lee McClanahan Williams, Butler, Ky., and the late Edwin Oscar Williams. He married Willetta Owens Williams on May 23, 1959, and his dear wife survives his passing. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Antioch Mills Christian Church, Harrison County.

In addition to his wife of 46 years, Willetta Williams, and his mother, Anna Lee McClanahan Williams of Butler, he is survived by two daughters: Cynthia Elaine Morgan, Harrison County, Ky., and Dinah Lvonne Newman, Falmouth, Ky., three sons: Marvin Gale Williams, Jr., Merle Dwayne Williams, and William Edwin Williams, all of Falmouth, Ky., twelve grandchildren, four great grandchildren, three brothers, Herman Williams, Adarin Williams, and Ronnie Williams, all of Falmouth.

Funeral services were held April 19, 2006, at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, with Bro. Roger Anderson officiating. Music was shared by his family. Pallbearers were Dwayne Tucker, Jimmy Tucker, Brandon Moore, Marty Dunn, Dean Hughes, and Chuck Moore.

Interment took place in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Pendleton County.

Wilma Fagre, 67, Grants Lick

Wilma Louise Fagre 67, of Grants Lick, Ky., passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at the Mercy Fransican Hospital in Cincinnati. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Chester Fagre, Grants Lick, daughters, Lisa Rachford, Grants Lick, Amber Reis, Latonia, sister, Norma Cobb, Grants Lick, brother, Harold Whitaker, Butler, and two grandchildren.

Graveside services were held on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at the Oakland Cemetery.

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

Duane Howe, 36, Williamstown

Duane E. Howe, 36, of Williamstown, Ky., passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2006 at his home on Hogg Ridge Road. He was born on March 9, 1970 in Ft. Thomas, Ky., the son of Wanda Howe and the late, Charles Howe. He was a Patient Care Assistant at St. Luke Hospital.

Survivors include his mother, Wanda (Stewart) Howe, Dry Ridge, Ky., brother, Richard Douglas Howe, Florence, Ky., Kenneth Howe, Dry Ridge, Ky., Dale Howe, Dry Ridge, Ky., sister, Diana Carroll, Dry Ridge, Ky., son Jacoby Howe, Sparta, Ky., daughter, Dakota Howe, Sparta, Ky.

Services were held on Sunday, April 23, 2006 at the Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home, Williamstown, Ky.

Interment took place in the Jonesville T.O.O.F. Cemetery, Jonesville, Ky.

Memorials are suggested to the Duane Howe Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 130, Williamstown, KY 41097.

James Pulliam, 94, Berry

James Leonard "Jody" Pulliam, 94, of Berry, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at the Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana. Born on February 29, 1912, he was a son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Winkle Pulliam. He was a farmer, a retired school bus driver for Harrison County Schools, and a member of the Berry United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one sister, and one nephew; Charles Pulliam.

He is survived by his dear friends, Orla and Carolyn New, two nieces, Jeannie Fryman, Norma Jackson, and four nephews, Jerry Pulliam, Harold Pulliam, Richard Pulliam, and Charles Pulliam Jr.

Services were held on April 20, 2006 at Woodhead Funeral Home in Berry, Ky., with Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Music was shared by Anna Cason. Pallbearers for the service were Harold Pulliam, Jerry Pulliam, Charles Pulliam Jr., Rick Mattox, Eddie Million, Douglas Banfield, and Tommy Banfield. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Lenox, Dr. Richard Arnold, Billy Kendall, Nathan Million, Coolidge Cason, Orville Simpson Jr., and Jimmy New.

Interment took place in the Pythian Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Grand Haven Nursing Home-Activity Dept: 105 Rogers Park Drive, Cynthiana, KY 41035. or Berry Christian Church; P.O. Box 25, Berry, KY 41003

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2 May 06:

Pee Wee Hughes, 62, Falmouth

Pee Wee Hughes, 62, of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Monday, April 24, 2006 at the St. Luke Hospital Unit in Ft. Thomas, Ky. Born in Clermont, Ohio on October 31, 1943, the son of the late Alfred David and Bessie Flora Hughes. He was a member of the V.F.W., part of the McDonald’s crew in Falmouth, self-employed contractor in the concrete business, and he also enjoyed farming. He was preceded in death by his brothers, James, David, Estill, Ernie and Russell Hughes, sisters, Elizabeth Rogers, Evalee Polley, Juel Courtney, and Edna Mae Hughes.

Survivors include his wife, Winifred Hughes, Falmouth, Ky., sons, Scott Hughes, Independence, Ky., Parker Wayne Hughes, Augusta, Ky., Donald Douglas Draper, Williamstown, Ky., sister, Nancy West, Brooksville, Ky., brother, Elwood Hughes, Brooksville, Ky., special nephew and friend, Gary "Droop" Polley, several nieces and nephews and seven grandchildren.

Services were held on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at the Peoples Funeral Home, Butler, Ky.

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

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Northern Kentucky 1403 Alexandria Pike, Ft. Thomas, KY 41075.

 

Thomas Mason, 28, Butler

Thomas Wayne Mason, 28, of Butler, Ky., passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at St. Luke West Hospital. Thomas was born in Ft. Thomas, Ky., on July 23, 1977, the son of Charles and Phyllis Murrell Mason.

Survivors include his parents, Chuck and Phyllis Mason, Butler, Ky., girlfriend, Krissy Caldwell, Butler, Ky., daughter, Kathryn Belle Mason, Butler, Ky., sisters, Heather (Shannon) Hundemer, Alexandria, Ky., Amy (Andy Baxter) Mason, Butler, Ky., brother, Charles "Bubby" Mason, Butler, Ky., grandmother, Marry Murrell, Butler, Ky., and his aunts and uncles.

Services were held on Monday, May 1, 2006 at the Peoples Funeral Home, Butler, Ky.

Interment took place in the Butler Cemetery, Butler, Ky.

George Campbell, 82, Butler

George Campbell, 82, of Butler, Ky., passed away on Monday, April 24, 2006 at the Drake Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. George was born in Krypton, Ky., on February 8, 1924, he was the son of the late Edward and Maude Begley Campbell. He was a member of the Plum Creek Christian Church, a retired former business owner of Campbells Waste, American Cancer Volunteer, and former board member of the Cincinnati Cyclones Hockey Fan Club. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanne Murbach Campbell, second wife, Lois Bridges Campbell, brothers, John and Walter Campbell, sisters, Sue Story and Lydia Maggard, and his great-grandson, William Campbell Sontag.

Survivors include his sons, Ned (Theresa) Campbell, Pacific, Md., Michael (Janet) Campbell, Petersburg, Ky., daughters, Anne (Christopher) Hosking, Butler, Ky., Meg (Daryl) Crail, Alexandria, Ky., Joy (Phil Peterson) Keeping, Richmond, Texas, Kim Campbell, Alexandria, Ky., sister, Elizabeth Fugate, Hazard, Ky., brother, Fred Campbell, Taylorsville, Ky., twelve grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held on Sunday, April 30, 2006 at the Plum Creek Christian Church.

Peoples Funeral Home served the family.

Nelson Morris, 76, California

Nelson F. Morris, 76, formerly of Pendleton County entered into rest April 17, 2006 in Fremont, Calif. Born on November 4, 1929 in Ky., to George and Julia Morris. He enjoyed woodworking, golfing, watching baseball and mowing his lawn with his new riding mower. He was a Warehouseman for Safeway in Richmond, Calif., for 29 years, and was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Masonic Lodge and SIRS. Loving husband of 52 years to Joyce Morris of Fremont, Calif. Beloved father to Lynda (Lou) Quint, Beaverton, Ore., Scott (Susan) Morris, Livermore, Calif., dearest brother of Georgia Redmon, Florence, Ky., Ruth Bray, Wilder, Ky., Steve Morris, Butler, Ky., and Terry Morris, Falmouth, Ky. Loving grandfather of Chad Jefferies, Ryan Jefferies, Amanda Morris and Christian Morris. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He will be loved and missed by many!

Donations may be made to Prince of Peace Preschool Fund, 38451 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536.

Michael Whalen, 38, Mt. Sterling

Michael Keith Whalen, 38, of Montgomery County, formerly of Harrison County, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2006. Born on January 6, 1968 in Harrison County, Ky., he was a son of Anna Simpson Whalen and the late Cleo Whalen. He graduated from Harrison County High School in Cynthiana and married Tamara Chandler Whalen, who survives his passing. He was a truck driver and a member of the Oakland Baptist Church, Cynthiana.

In addition to his wife, Tamara Chandler Whalen, he leaves his daughter, Brittany Whalen, Butler, Ky., his step-children, Brandon and Jessica Chandler, Mt. Sterling, Ky., his mother, Anna Simpson Whalen, Cynthiana, sisters, Debby (Jerry) White, Harrison County, Lisa Howard, Cynthiana, brothers, Gregory (Sandy) McIntyre, Cleo "Buddy" (Sadie) Whalen, both of Harrison County and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral services were held on April 26, 2006 at the Pythian Grove Cemetery, Berry, Ky.

Woodhead Funeral Home, Berry, served the family.

Loretta Dargis, 94, Cincinnati

Loretta M. (Welage) Dargis, 94, of Cincinnati, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2006. She was the devoted wife of the late Otis Louis Dargis, beloved mother of Paul (Julie) Dargis, Demossville, Patricia (James) Peurrung, St. Louis, Richard (Jeanne), David (Melody), and the late Mary (Daniel) Makin, all of Cincinnati, loving sister of Wilbert (Audrey), and Eugene Welage, she is also survived by sixteen grandchildren, and twenty-three great-grandchildren. Loretta's family would like to acknowledge and thank all who helped with her care.

Requiem Mass of Christian Burial was held on April 28 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Reading, Ohio.

Interment took place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Cincinnati.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn Street, Suite 1026, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203.

Arlene Swanson, 67, Bellevue

Arlene Swanson, 67, of Bellevue, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at her brother's home. She was a truck driver and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bellevue.

Survivors include her daughter, Libby Neely, Alexandria, brother, Riley Kinman, Erlanger, sisters, Lois Hall, Villa Hills, Margie Beers, Florence, Landra Edwards, Williamstown, and two grandchildren.

Memorials are suggested to the Hospice of Northern Ky at 1403 Alexandria Pike, Florence, KY 41075-2527.

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

Josephine Johnson, 91, Brooksville

Josephine (Mains) Johnson, 91, of Brooksville, Ky., passed away on Friday, April 28, 2006 at St. Luke Hospital, East, Ft. Thomas, Ky. Born on December 29, 1914 in Bracken County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late, Roy and Mae Mains. She was a housewife and a member of the Milford Christian Church that she joined at the age of 12 years old. She married John Franklin "Johnnie" Johnson on September 22, 1934 and he preceded her in death on September 23, 1984.

Survivors include her children, Donald Johnson, Brooksville, Ky., Robert Johnson, Brooksville, Ky., Leonard Johnson, Nepton, Ky., Lorraine Bruin, Falmouth, Ky., Ruby McClanahan, Falmouth, Ky., Leoma Clos, Brooksville, Ky., twelve grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Services were held on Monday, May 1, 2006 at Moore and Parker Funeral Home, Brooksville, Ky.

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

Memorials are suggested to the Charity of ones choice.

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9 May 06:

Mathew Herald, 76, Ohio

Mathew "Arnold" Herald, 76, of Harrison, Ohio, formerly of Crittenden, Ky., passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2006 at his home after suffering a long battle with lung cancer. He was born on August 14, 1929, in Breathitt County Ky., one of ten children. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Rachel Turner, Linda Turner, Alpha Herald, Anna Baker, Arizonia Herald, Bernette Baker, his brother, Elliott (Fud) Herald, his wife, America, and two sons, Jim and Tom. He will be remembered as a great fisherman and camper. Mathew enjoyed watching his granddaughter play basketball and become "Papaw" to the Cincinnati West and Cincinnati Swish Basketball teams. We are all thankful for the time we spent with Mathew, but he now rejoices in heaven with his true love America.

He is survived by his two brothers, Jess Herald, Grants Lick, Ky., Buck Herald, Highland Heights, Ky., two children, Bert, Crittenden, Ky., and Jalia Helcher, Harrison, Ohio, nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at The New Macedonia Regular Baptist Church, Newport, Ky., on Tuesday, May 9, 2006, beginning at 5 p.m.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 . Following the services he will be returned to Breathitt County for a small graveside service at the Buck Herald Cemetery.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Maggie Hardwick, Rudolph and Lena Turner for all their love and support.

Donations may be sent to Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242 or New Macedonia Regular Baptist Church, 1143 Central Avenue, Newport, KY 41071.

Peoples Funeral Home, Butler, served the family.

Louise Lindsey, 91, Ohio

Louise (Ammerman) Lindsey, 91, of Batavia, Ohio, formerly of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Friday, May 5, 2006 at the Eastgate Nursing Home in Batavia, Ohio. Louise was born in Pendleton County, Ky., on October 14, 1914. She was the daughter of the late Jason and Martha Elliot Ammerman. She was a retired nurse from Drake Hospital, private duty as a nurse at Christ Hospital, and Pendleton County Hospital, veteran of the United States Army, and she also attended the Falmouth Wesleyan Church. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Earl, John and Donald Ammerman, Joseph and Harry Turner.

She is survived by her brother, Charles Ammerman, Cincinnati, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held on Monday, May 8, 2006 at the Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky.

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

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16 May 06:

Roger L. Lawson Jr., 17, Falmouth

Roger Lee Lawson Jr., 17 of Falmouth, Ky., passed away on Saturday May 13, 2006 as results of an automobile accident in Harrison County, Ky. Roger was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 12, 1988. He was the son of Roger Lawson and Cindy Wanstrath. He attended Pendleton County High School and he loved art and music.

Survivors include his mother Cindy (Lonnie) Wanstrath, Falmouth, father Roger (Amy) Lawson Sr., Butler, grandparents Herald and Ann Lawson of Butler, Solomon and Eileen Gilbert, Falmouth, sisters Bailey, Tori and Madison Wanstrath, all of Falmouth, and Madilyn Lawson of Butler, step-sisters Chelsey Wanstrath of Falmouth and Brianna McElfresh of Butler, step-brothers Dylan Wanstrath of Falmouth and Ryan McElfresh of Butler.

Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17 at Peoples Funeral Home in Butler. Funeral services will be held at noon on May 18 at the funeral home.

Interment will take place in Lenoxburg Cemetery in Bracken County, Ky.

 

Juston L. Lawson, 18, Florence

Juston Lee Lawson, 18, of Florence, Ky., formerly of Pendleton County, passed away on Saturday May 13, 2006, as results of an automobile accident in Harrison County, Ky. He was born on February 28, 1988 in Ft. Thomas, Ky., son of Charles Partin and Alma Lawson Chesser. He was a member of "One Phone Band."

Survivors include his mother, Alma Lawson Chesser of Florence, father Charles Partin of Falmouth, step father Robert Chesser of Florence, grandfathers Herald Lawson of Bellevue, Ky and Robert Partin of Rockcastle, Ky, grandmothers Ann Lawson of Butler and Marjorie Partin of Florence, brothers Jefferson Patrick "J.P." Acton, Charles Raymond Partin II and Robbie Chesser all of Falmouth, sisters Sarah Lawson, Audrey Acton, Jamie Chesser, Ashley and Tiffany Partin all of Falmouth.

Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday May 17 at Peoples Funeral Home, Butler. Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday at the funeral home.

Interment will take place in the Lenoxburg Cemetery, Bracken County.

 

Josephine Stair, 66, Sandusky

Josephine "Josie" Stair, 66, of Sandusky, Ohio, passed away on May 14, 2006 at the Stein Hospice Care Center following a lengthy illness. She was born on May 29, 1939 in Falmouth, Ky, and later graduated from Morgan High School in Morgan, Ky. She attended Cumberland State College and received her B.S. in education from Eastern State College in Richmond, Ky. Josie taught kindergarten at Goshen and Highland schools and also with South East Schools in Atwater, Ohio. Upon moving to Sandusky, she retired to be with and raise her children. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ. She played cards and belonged to a pinochle club. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, being outdoors, knitting, fast-pitch softball and athletics. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Flora (Cason) Wright, and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her husband, Gary Stair, whom she married on August 8, 1964, a daughter, Becky Stair and her fiance Dennis Kaiser of Port Clinton, Ohio, a son, Mark and Jill Stair of Atlanta, Ga., two sisters, Thelma Agopian and Betty Ammerman, five brothers, Ralph, Alva Lee, Melvin, Larry, John W. Wright, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4-8 PM in the Groff Funeral Home 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, Ohio.

The body will lie in state on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11a.m. in St. John's United Church of Christ, Mason and Thomas Roads, Sandusky. The Pastor Wendy Schindler-Chasney will officiate.

Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Stein Hospice Service, Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870 or to St. John's United Church of Christ, 2712 W. Mason Rd., Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

Online condolences may be made to www.grofffuneralhomes.com.

James E. Campbell, 78, Hazard

James Edward Campbell, 78, of Hazard, Ky., formerly of Dry Ridge, passed away on Tuesday May 9, 2006 at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was born on October 9, 1927 in Wayland, Ky., son of the late Richard and Leona Triplet Campbell. He married Jean Delpont Campbell in 1991, and his dear wife survives his passing. After 42 years of service he retired from the Augur Tool and Die Company in Erlanger, Ky. He was a member of the Airport Garden Baptist Church in Hazard and a former member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, and his first wife, Beulah Campbell, he was preceded in death by two sons, Larry A. Campbell on March 10, 1999 and James Campbell Jr., on June 12, 1980.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons Tom Campbell of Georgetown, Michael (Debbie) Campbell of Latonia, a daughter Judy (Fred) Wells of Madisonville, Tenn., twenty-two grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, brothers Marcus Campbell and Al (JoAnn) Campbell both of Stanton, Evan (Bee) Campbell of Hazard, Ky., Buster (Sue) Campbell of Jacksonville, Fla., sisters May (Ken) Martin of Winchester, Christine (Buddy) Frisby of Hazard, Sharon Bishop and Tina (Howard) Tracy both of Clay City, Ky., step-daughters Paula (Sydney) Napier, Kay Lee (Calvin) Vanover and Sue (Billy) Neace all of Hazard, step son Johnny A. (Donna) Delpont of Hazard, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Thursday May 11, 2006 at Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth with Rev. James Hamblin officiating. Pallbearers were James Simmons, Tommy Neace, David Campbell, Mike Sturgeon, Randy Wells, and Alvin Campbell.

Interment took place at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pendleton County.

Elsie Ervin, 86, Crittenden

Elsie Mae Beighle Ervin, 86, of Crittenden, Ky., passed away on Monday, May 8, 2006 at the Grant Manor Health Care Center, Williamstown, Ky. Born on September 28, 1919 in Latonia, Ky., the daughter of the late Charles and Dora Beighle. She was a homemaker and a member of the Crittenden Baptist Church, UMW member of the church, member of Grant County Helping Hands, former SS teacher, VBS worker, former volunteer at St. Luke Hopsital, West, former Crittenden homemaker member and former PTA member. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Ervin and brother, Sam Beighle.

Survivors include her daughters, Jill Ervin, Ft. Mitchell, Ky., Connie Osborne, Richmond, Ky., Pamela Mann, Crittenden, Ky., Cynthia Gruen, Franklin, Tenn., brothers, Edward Beighle, Williamstown, Ky., Paul Beighle, Verona, Ky., Truett Beighle, Florence, Ky., Monty Beighle, Crittenden, Ky., six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held on Thursday, May 11, 2006 at the Crittenden Baptist Church under the direction of Rev. Bill Page, Rev. Bobby Barnes and Rev. Chuck Beighle.

Interment took place in the Gardnersville Cemetery, Gardnersville, Ky.

Memorials may be made to the Crittenden Baptist Church Bldg. Fund, Dixie Hwy and Russell Street, Crittenden, KY 41030.

Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home, Crittenden, Ky., served the family.

Melvin Bowen, 92, Williamstown

Melvin Kenneth Bowen, 92, of Williamstown, Ky., passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Grant County, Hospice, Williamstown, Ky. Born on September 24, 1913, he was the son of the late Henry and Florence Bowen. He was a farmer and a member of the Unity Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Dorothy Turner Bowen, and his brothers, Lewis Bowen, Demossville, Ky., Clyde Bowen, Fairborn, Ohio.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at the Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home, Williamstown, Ky., under the direction of Rev. Chuck Walters, and Rev. Clyde Bowen.

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

Memorials may be made to the St. Elizabeth Hospice, Grant County, 238 Barnes Road, Williamstown, KY 41097 or the Unity Baptist Church, 1486 Jag Road, Williamstown, KY 41097.

Roy Turner, 50, Newport

Roy Lee Turner, 50, of Newport, Ky., passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at St. Luke East Hospice Unit. Roy was born in Jackson, Ky., on October 23, 1955, the son of Roy Eugene and Marie Turner. He was a member of the New Macadonia Baprist Church, a Kentucky Colonel, a foundry worker for Reliable Castings for 28 years. He was a wonderful son, and he loved his nieces and nephews.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Turner, Newport, Ky., father, Roy Eugene Turner, Newport, Ky., Marie Turner, Newport, Ky.

Services were held on Friday, May 12, 2006 at the New Macadonia Baptist Church, Newport, Ky.

Interment took place in the Oakland Cemetery.

Peoples Funeral Home, Butler, Ky., served the family.

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23 May 06:

Bruce Gibson, 67, Falmouth

Bruce Kenneth Gibson, 67, of Falmouth, passed away on Sunday May 21, 2006 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood, Ky.

He was born in Bell Co., Ky., on April 29, 1938, son of the late Bruce and Mary Wilson Gibson. He was a retired employee of General Motors in Norwood, Ohio.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Yvonne Kinser Gibson of Falmouth; sons Dennis (Carol) Gibson of Foster, Greg (Robin) Gibson of Falmouth and Roger (Angie) Gibson of Williamstown; a daughter, Sharon (Dennis) Rigg of Brooksville; 8 grandchildren Yvonne Gibson, Michael Gibson, Adam Rigg, Ashley Rigg, Kevin, David, Brittany and Hanna Gibson; sisters Cozetta Webb of Illinois, Lorene Jones of Michigan, Lydia Gibson of Cincinnati, Nadine Kimberlin of South Carolina and Sandra Cooper of Rosehill, Virginia; brothers Walter Gibson of Sweetwater, Tenn., Eugene Gibson of Mt. Orab, Ohio, Lynn Gibson of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Eugene and Everett Gibson, both of Rosehill, Va.

Funeral services were held on May 22 at Woodhead Funeral Home in Falmouth.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, 240 Whittington Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40222, or The American Diabetes Association, 8899 Brookside Ave., #2, West Chester, OH 45069.

Pallbearers were David Mains, Robbie Colemire, James A. O'Hara, Teddy Gregg, Gayle Gregg and Kevin Gibson.

Interment took place in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Pendleton County.

James Phillips, 84, Butler

James Emuail Phillips, 84, of Butler, Ky., formerly of Wheelwright, Ky., passed away on Saturday May 20, 2006 at the River Valley Nursing Home in Butler.

He was born in Haymond, Ky., on March 22, 1922, son of the late Claude and Rosa Bradbury Phillips.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in World War II. He was a member and Deacon of the Welaka Baptist Church in Florida and was also a Mason and a Shriner.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine Yates Phillips, a brother, Travis Phillips and sisters Pauline Hodge and Claudine Davis.

Survivors include sons Sonny Phillips of Fla., Larry Phillips of Michigan, and Steve Phillips of Georgia; a daughter Penny Clark of Alexandria, Ky.; and a brother Donald Phillips of Virginia; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 27 at Main Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Ky., under the direction of Peoples Funeral Home.

Matt Neace, 79, Newport

Matt Neace, 79, of Newport, passed away on Tuesday May 16, 2006 at his residence.

He was a factory worker for the Kent Corp. in Bellevue, Ky., and a member of The House of Deliverance Church in Newport.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Neace; sons Pastor Matt Neace Jr. of Silver Grove and Randy Neace of Newport; daughters Joan Robinson of Hamilton Ohio, Lois McBee and Wanda Johnson both of Covington; sisters Cassie Fugate, Hazel Mullins, Maudie Fugate and Marie McCarthy all of Barwick, Ky.; brother Taylor Neace of Barwick, Ky.; ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services took place on May 20 at The Chavies First Church of God in Chavies, Ky.

Interment took place in the Neace-White Cemetery in Barwick, under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home, Grant's Lick.

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30 May 06:

Hilda Wolfe, 94, Falmouth

Hilda Catherine Wolfe, 94, of Falmouth, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at the St. Luke Hospital East in Ft. Thomas. Born on April 26, 1912 in Pendleton County, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Florence Sorrell Auchter. She fondly remembered winning the Pendleton County 8th Grade Spelling Bee. She married Ashland Wolfe, and her husband preceded her in death on September 17, 1967. She was the oldest member of the Falmouth Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School class, played the piano, and sang in the choir. She was a strong woman, who devoted her life to her family and her church family. For 29 years, she worked at the former Moreland Drug Store in Falmouth. Customers of all ages appreciated her humor and genuine kindness. She was preceded in death by two daughters: Bea King in 1988 and Carletta Wolfe Smith in 1998; and one son, Dorcie Nicholas Wolfe in 1943. She was the last member of her immediate family.

Surviving are two daughters: Gerri Hampton of Ft. Thomas, Ky., and Paula LaFollette of Falmouth, Ky.; five sons: Boyd Wolfe of Falmouth, Ky., Clarence Wolfe of Butler, Ky., Kevan Wolfe of Cold Spring, Ky., Donnie Wolfe of Falmouth, Ky., and Rick Wolfe of Falmouth, Ky., 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.

Services were held on Saturday, May 27, 2006, at the Falmouth Baptist Church, 403 Maple Avenue, Falmouth, Ky. Officiated by Rev. Don Mays and George Naylor. The pallbearers were the deacons of the Falmouth Baptist Church: J.W. McKinney, Larry Vanlandingham, Marty McKinney, Rob Best, Jeff Dean, Eddie Monroe, Boyd Wolfe, Bill Spence, and Jim Sharp. Music was shared by Chris Wolfe, Kay Atkinson, Norma Monroe, and Adarin Williams.

A horse drawn caisson led the funeral procession to the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth, for interment.

Memorials are suggested to the Falmouth Baptist Sanctuary Building Fund, 403 Maple Avenue, Falmouth, KY 41040.

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

 

Lorena Philpot, 83, Berry

Lorena G. Philpot, 83, of Berry, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington, Ky. Born on November 13, 1922, she was the daughter of the late James and Demia VanZant Griffin. She formerly owned and operated the former Starlight Restaurant in Berry. She married Warren Gamble Philpot on August 28, 1976, and her dear husband preceded her in death on October 6, 2003. She was a member of the Bluegrass United Pentecostal Church of Paris, Ky.

She is survived by her son, Raymond Estelle (Christine) Philpot of Berry, and her two daughters: Norma Jean Philpot (William) Eals and Wanda Lois Philpot (Donald) Ritchie, both of Cynthiana; 9 grandchildren: Kenneth Ray (Linda) Philpot, Sherri Lynn Philpot (Robbie) Toomey, Christopher Lee (Annette) Philpot, Pamela Lee Moore (John) Hendrix, Daryl Ray (Frances) Moore, Jessica Dawn Eals (Wesley) Turley, Michelle Lois Ritchie, Mary Denise Ritchie (Gary) Beckett, Raymond Eugene (Bridget) Ritchie; 12 great grandchildren: Kyle Warren Philpot, Marc Andrew Philpot, Caleb Michael Philpot, Madison Leigh Philpot, Alexa Danielle Lyons, Lauren Nicole Lyons, Nathan Lee Hendrix, Emily Jane Hendrix, Trevor Ray Gamble Ritchie, Ashley Nicole O'Brien, Eric Dale O'Brien, and Alannah Renee Ritchie; 5 step grandchildren: Antonia Baxter, John Ross Hendrix, Lyle Hendrix, Justin Hendrix, and Zachary Toomey; two nieces, Novella Hounchell and Janice Douglas; three nephews: Bobby Griffin, Earl Griffin, and Willie Griffin, Jr., and her sister-in-law, Bennie Griffin.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 27, 2006, at the Woodhead Funeral Home, 106 Main Street, Berry, Ky., with Bro. Gale Meyers, Bro. Daniel Long, and Bro. Kent Sullivan officiating. The pallbearers were Kenny Philpot, Christopher Philpot, Raymond Ritchie, Daryl Moore, Gary Philpot, and Ed Hounchell. The honorary pallbearers were Bobby Griffin, Earl Griffin, Willie Griffin, Jr., Gary Beckett, John Hendrix, Robbie Toomey, Wesley Turley, and Gerald Philpot.

Interment took place in the Pythian Grove Cemetery, Berry.

Memorials are suggested to the Hospice of the Bluegrass, 506 E. Pike Street, Cynthiana, KY 41031.

 

Ruby Elliott, 92, Falmouth

Ruby Elliott, 92, of Falmouth, Kentucky, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at St. Luke West Hospital. Ruby was born in Pendleton County on June 17, 1913, daughter of the late John W. McMillin and Nellie LaFollette. She was a member of Piner Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jimmy Elliott in 1957, and her second husband, Robert Elliott in 1995. She was also preceded in death by brothers Leman, Eldon and Marion McMillin, and a sister, Lucy Crouch.

Survivors include step-daughters Mary Jo Barnes of Columbus, Ind., and Delphine Meligin of Paducah, Ky.; sisters Alma Hurst and Opel Sargent both of Butler, and Clarice Auchter of Falmouth; and several step-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Sunday May 28, 2006 at Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth.

Interment took place at Gardnersville Cemetery, Pendleton County.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Piner Baptist Church Building Fund.

Lelia Hutchison, 84, Butler

Lelia J. Hutchison, 84, of Butler, passed away on May 25, 2006 at the Baptist Convales- cent Center in Newport, Ky. Lelia was born on November 24, 1921, daughter of the late David B. and Amy Pettit Donahue. She was a homemaker. She married Bill Hutchison on December 15, 1945 and he preceded her in death.She was also preceded by an infant daughter, Shirley Hutchison and brothers Arnold, Victor and Alvin Donahue.

Survivors include a son, Danny Hutchison of Falmouth; daughters, June Hoskins of California, Ky., and Norma Kay Hutchison of Newport; a brother, Bob Donahue of Butler; sisters Mable Esther Barton of Falmouth, Geneva Bowen, DeMossville, Hazel Donahue of California and Loma Sullivan of Hinesville Ga.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 28, 2006 at Peoples Funeral Home in Butler.

Interment took place at Concord Methodist Church Cemetery, Bracken County, Ky.

Marian Young, 62, DeMossville

Marian L. Young, age 62 of DeMossville, passed away on May 24, 2006 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was born in Kentucky on May 12, 1944, daughter of the late Roy and Ethel McDowell Abercrombie. She was a member of the DeMossville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ronda Young and three brothers and a sister.

Survivors include sons Rodney Young of DeMossville and Steven (Stacey) Young of Taylor Mill; a daughter, Teresa (Mike) Webster of DeMossville; brothers Leroy Abercrombie of Alexandria and Kenny Abercrombie of Falmouth; sisters, Mildred Bullens and Kay Webster, both of Falmouth, Dorothy Walters of Crittenden and Mary Mahan of Fairfield, Ohio; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Saturday May 27 at Peoples Funeral Home in Butler.

Interment took place at Riverside Cemetery, Pendleton County. Memorials are suggested to the Marian Young Burial Fund.

Pearl Ruber, 82, Dry Ridge

Pearl L. Ruber, 82, of Dry Ridge, Ky., formerly of Falmouth, passed away on Tuesday May 23, 2006 at the Grant Manor Nursing Home in Grant County. Pearl was born in Pendleton County on October 17, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Dottie Sargent Ruber. She was a member of the Mt. Moriah Christian Church in Pendleton County.

Survivors include nephews Gary Ruber of Georgetown, Ky., and Allen Ruber of Dry Ridge.

Funeral services were held on Thursday May 25 at Peoples Funeral Home in Falmouth.

Interment took place in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Pendleton County, Ky.

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6 Jun 06:

Hildreth Lacey, 86, Butler

Hildreth Lorraine Turner Lacey, 86, of Butler, Kentucky, formerly of Harrison, Ohio, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2006, at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood, KY. "Tommie", a nickname given to her by her Uncle Tom which stayed with her throughout life, was born on September 16, 1919 in Harrison County to the late Charles Turner and Gracie Whalen Turner.

On August 21, 1941, she married Paul J. Lacey and their first years of marriage were spent in Norfolk, Virginia, where Paul was in the U.S. Navy. While in Norfolk, their only child, Joyce Ann Lacey, was born. They then moved to New Haven, Ohio, where they lived until Paul preceded Hildreth in death on June 15, 1971. Hildreth worked at Krauth and Benninghofen of Fairfield, OH. She was a graduate of the Sunrise High School Class of 1938, a member of the Mt. Gilead Christian Church of Harrison County, Crosby Township Senior Citizens of New Haven, OH, and the Marvin Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star of Harrison, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Elizabeth Powell of Foster, Ky.

In addition to her loving daughter, Joyce Lacey of Butler, she is survived by her sister, Ida Mildred Powell of Falmouth, KY; and several nieces and nephews. She was especially close to two nieces, Faye Skidmore of Nicholasville, KY and Sue Moore of Alexandria, KY, and a nephew, James Powell of Germantown, Ky.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 1, 2006, at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, with Dr. Jesse Carter Henderson officiating. Music was shared by her great nieces: Gena Combs, Beth Moore, and LuAnn Hesler, accompanied by Kay Henderson at the piano. The pallbearers were Jason Conway, Stacy Dunn, Charles Earls, Chris Flynn, Eric McKee, Kevin McKee, Doug Powell, Dan Plyler, and Larry Powell. The honorary pallbearers were James Powell and Gene Dale Moore.

Interment took place in the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth. Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Gilead Cemetery Fund, 306 Pendleton Street, Falmouth, Kentucky 41040.

 

Tina James, 73, Butler

Tina James, 73, of Butler, Ky., passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2006 at St. Luke East Hospital in Ft. Thomas.

She was retired from St. Luke Hospital in housekeeping, she was a member of Butler Baptist Church and WMU at the church.

Survivors include a son, Jesse James of Butler, Ky.; daughters Melissa Fields of Vass, North Carolina and Pam Losey of Falmouth; brothers Harold Doyle and Dennie Doyle both of Butler and Rick Doyle of Falmouth; sisters Wanda Vater of Alexandria, Ky., and Carol Hurst, Donna Sue Moreland and Cheryl Bass all of Butler; two grandchildren, Jessica Warfield and William Carroll; and one great gradndaughter, Madison Elizabeth Warfield.

Funeral services were held on Monday, June 5, 2006 at Butler Baptist Church. Interment took place at the Butler Cemetery under the direction of Peoples Funeral Home in Butler.

Mary Bentle, 95 Falmouth

Mary Thompson Bentle, 95, of Falmouth, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at her home. Born on November 16, 1910 in Pendleton County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Alvin K. and Minnie Gill Thompson. After graduating from Morgan School in Pendleton County, she earned her teaching certificate from Eastern University. She married Kenneth Lee Bentle on April 7, 1945 and her dear husband preceded her in death on February 9, 2005.

In addition to teaching, she worked for the Pendleton County Agricultural Conservation Association, the former Ben Franklin Store in Falmouth, and the Pendleton Federal Savings and Loan. She was a former director and secretary of the Pendleton County Farmers Fire Insurance Company. She was a member of the Falmouth Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Anna Rae Dunn. She was the last of her immediate family.

She leaves her two daughters, Kay Bruens of Lexington, Ky., and Betty Lou Shelton of Williamstown, Ky.; 5 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Friday, June 2, 2006 at Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky. Rev. John Kleinschmidt officiated. The pallbearers were John Bruens, Stacy Dunn, Kelly Dunn, Steve Gosney, John Shelton, and Chris Shelton.

Interment took place in the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth.

Memorials are suggested to the Falmouth Christian Church, 303 W. Shelby Street, Falmouth, KY 41040 or the Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Dr., Maysville, Ky. 41056

William Trappe, 83, Alexandria

William Ralph Trappe, 83, of Alexandria, Ky., passed away on Friday, May 26, 2006 at the St. Luke West Hospital in Florence, Ky. He was an equipment operator for Cincinnati Gas and Electric in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was a United States Army veteran.

Survivors include a son, Paul Trappe of Alexandria; step-son Douglas Thornton of Mt. Healthy, Ky.; daughters Alic Smith of Butler and Mary Jane Trappe of Goshen, Ohio; a sister, Leora Gallicchio of Bellevue, Ky.; 19 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family under direction of Cooper Funeral Home, Grant's Lick, Ky.

Norma Redden Smith, 59, Butler

Norma Lee Redden Smith, 59, of Butler, Ky., passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at her home. She was born in Covington, Ky., on January 16, 1947. She was a daughter of the late Harold and Helen Fields Smith. She was preceded in death by a son, Andrew Lee Smith. She was a member of Pine Grove Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Dan Smith of Butler; son Jeff Smith of Butler; daughter-in-law Renee Smith of Butler; brothers Ron Redden of Foster, Alan Redden, Steve Redden, Rick Redden, Daryl Redden, Doug Redden and Robbie Redden, all of Butler, Ky.; and sisters Shirley Mitchell of Lenoxburg, Ky., Valerie Ramsey and Bev Bishop, both of Falmouth.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 3 at Peoples Funeral Home in Butler. Interment took place at the Lenoxburg Cemetery, Bracken County.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, Southwest Ohio/N. Ky. Office, 8899 Brookside Ave. #2, West Chester, OH 45069.

Jeanne Lockhart, 80, Falmouth

Jeanne M. Lockhart, 80, of Falmouth, formerly of Manchester, Ohio, passed away at the home of her eldest son on Thursday May 25, 2006. She was born in Fall River, Ma., on January 15, 1926, daughter of the late John J. and Anna L. Donovan Gibbons. She was a former clerk with the Manchester Board of Public Affairs and was a member of Manchester Presbyterian Church, the American Legion Auxilary Post #325, Manchester Order of the Eastern Star and the Manchester Woman's Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard M. Lockhart Sr., on March 24, 2003.

Survivors include sons Richard (Tammy) Lockhart Jr., of Falmouth and A.G. (Jenny) Lockhart of Manchester, Ohio; daughters Susan (James) Sandlin of Ashland, Ky., and Cathleen (Jimmy) Thomas of Manchester, Ohio; sisters Ellen Gibbons of Providence, Rhode Island, and Louise Cranshaw of Mabank, Texas; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held on Tuesday, May 30 under the direction of Wilson Home for Funerals, Manchester Ohio. Officiating was Richard Lockhart Jr.

Memorials are suggested to Maysville Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Dr., Maysville, Ky. 45156.

Marcella Kostoff Stevens, 73

Marcella Winn Kostoff Stevens, 73, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Falmouth, was born on September 26, 1932 and passed away on May 31, 2006.

Mrs. Stevens had been confined to Manor Care Nursing Home in Cincinnati for several months.

Marcella and her late husband Ivan Stevens moved to Falmouth around 1978 and operated the Falmouth Chili Palace with her son Larry Kostoff and his wife, Debbie.

Mr. Stevens worked for The Falmouth Outlook for several years and also did garden and lawn work for Warren J. Shonert Jr.

Marcella cooked and served many meals for the staff at The Falmouth Outlook and she too worked for the Shonert family in their home.

She leaves her son, Larry (Debbie) Kostoff, two grandchildren, Larry Richard Kostoff and Jennifer Marcella and four great grandchildren.

Mrs. Stevens donated her body to the University of Cincinnati.

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13 Jun 06:

Minnie Johnson, 79, Falmouth

Minnie Johnson, age 79, of Falmouth, passed away on Saturday June 10, 2006 at the Dover Nursing Home in Georgetown, Kentucky. She was born in Weisburg, Indiana on March 3, 1927, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Russell Back. She was named a Kentucky Colonel and a Louisiana Colonel. She was preceded in deaths by brothers Elbert, Amos, Woodrow, Walter, Sam, John Jr., Ernest and Harlin Back.

Survivors include her husband, Carl Johnson of Falmouth; a brother, Roscoe Back of Akron, Ohio; sisters Sarah Maupin and Virgie Stair, both of Falmouth; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 10 a.m. at Peoples Funeral Home in Falmouth. Visitation will be from 8-10 a.m. before the funeral service, also at the funeral home. Interment will take place in the Neave Cemetery, Bracken County, Ky.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 644 Linn St., Cincinnati, OH 45203.

 

Virginia Thompson, 76, Falmouth

Virginia Louise Thompson, 76, of Falmouth, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2006 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was born on January 12, 1930 in Pendleton County. She was the daughter of the late Emmitt and Fannie Wallace. She was preceded in death by husband James L. Thompson in 1993; son Paul Thompson in 2006 and grandson Dale Hesler in 2005.

Survivors include a son, Randal (Brenda) Thompson of Independence; two daughters JoAnn (Johnny) Hesler of Brooksville and Amy (Deron) Wolfe of Falmouth; sisters Dorothy Wallace, Corina Wallace and Kathryn Daugherty, all of Falmouth, a brother Gary Wallace of Butler; grandchildren David Thompson, Brian Thompson, Jeff Thompson, Travis Hesler, Anita Hesler, Francis Hesler, Jennifer Stephenson, Josh Wolfe and Kendall Wolfe; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services are pending at Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth.

 

Lowell Edwards, 70, Foster

Lowell "Scrappy" Edwards, age 70, of Foster, Kentucky, passed away on Thursday June 8, 2006 due to an automobile accident in Pendleton County. Scrappy was born in Robertson County, Ky., on July 8, 1935. He was the son of the late Aurthur Stanley and Jeanie Orr Rawlings Edwards. He was a member of the Kentucky Antique Truck Association.

Survivors include a brother, Dr. Darwin Edwards of Louisville; and sisters Ruth Richie and Danville and June Johnson of Corbin; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, June 11, 2006 at Peoples Funeral Home in Falmouth. Interment took place at the Ellis Cemetery in Robertson County.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Hope-Maysville, 909 Kenton Station Dr., Maysville, KY 41056

 

Ralph E. Rahe, 55, Alexandria

Ralph E. Rahe, age 55 of Alexandria, Kentucky, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2006 at St. Luke East Hospital in Ft. Thomas, Ky. Ralph was born in Covington, Kentucky on August 2, 1950. He was the son of the late Stanley T. Rahe and Viola Vater Rahe. He was a member of the Holiday Rambler Club (S.W.O.R.D.S and K.Y.A.N.A.), the Telephone Pioneers and he also worked for Cincinnati Bell as a mechanic. He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Rahe.

Survivors include his mother, Viola Rahe of Alexandria, Ky; his wife Zella Rahe of Alexandria; sons Chad (Sherri)Rahe of Hamilton, Ohio and Bobby (Azure) Rahe of Elgin, Oregon; a daughter, Jill (Craig) Ledford of Burlington, Ky.; brothers Tery (Monica) Rahe of Walton; and a sister, Carol Ann (Boyd) Gibson of Terre Haute, Indiana; four grandchildren, Tyler Whitt, Hunter Rahe, Nate Spicer and Elliott Ledford.

Funeral services were conducted on Saturday June 10, 2006 at Peoples Funeral Home in Butler. Interment took place at the Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, Kentucky Region, 333 Guthrie St., Louisville, KY 40202.

 

Eugene Baynum, 78, California

Eugene Baynum, age 78 of California, Ky., passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2006 at the St. Luke Hospice Unit. He was born in Flagg Springs Ky., on May 6, 1928. He was the son of the late Otis E. and Etta Marie Hall Baynum. He worked several years at the C&O Railroad and 20 plus years assisting his wife as custodian at the A.J. Jolly School. He was also of member of the Westley Chapel Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Baynum of California; sons Russell Baynum and Ronald Baynum, both of California; a brother, Floyd Baynum of Peach Grove, Ky., sisters Doris Orcutt of Foster, Bertha Griffen of Ft. Thomas, Lenora Bailey, Cora Sabie and Selma Pollard, all of Alexandria; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. - 1p.m. Wednesday June 14, 2006 at Peoples Funeral Home in Butler. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday also at the funeral home.

Interment will take place at the Westley Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice Unit of Northern Kentucky, 85 N. Grand Ave., Ft. Thomas, KY 41075  

 

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