Vance, Howard

Booneville, KY – Howard Vance, 83, passed away Monday, March 14, 2005 at the Owsley County Health Care Center in Booneville, Kentucky. He was born in Williamson, West Virginia on July 2, 1921 to the late Eli and Easter White Vance. He was a self-employed laborer, a U. S. Army Veteran and attended the Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Clara Pierson Vance; three stepsons, four stepdaughters, many grandchildren and great grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters. A graveside service with Military Rites by the Three Forks Post # 11296 VFW will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 1:00 pm at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Booneville, Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Booneville Sentinel March 17, 2005


Van Ausdal, Mary Ellen Dean

Mary Ellen Van Ausdal, 94, of Connersville, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, March 29, 2012. She was a patient at Fayette Regional Health System and had been a resident of Hickory Creek Nursing Home. Mary was born in Buck Creek, Owsley County, Kentucky, November 22, 1917 one of nine children of Brice J. and Kate Rowland Dean and attended school there. On September 2, 1939, she was married in Connersville to Gale Van Ausdal who died September 24, 1991. Mary's life was her family and she was a good Mother and Grandmother. She loved the Lord and was a member of the Woodland Bible Church. Mary is survived by five children and their spouses: Phyllis Ann Wilson and Wesley of Waldorf, Maryland; William R. Van Ausdal and Noy of San Diego, California; Roy D. Van Ausdal and Rae; John Paul Van Ausdal, all of Connersville; Daniel Van Ausdal and Loretta of Quakertown, Pennsylvania; four siblings and their spouses: Barbara Becker and Carl of Virginia; Eugene Dean and Daisy of Union City; Tilman Dean and June, Jesse Dean and Charlotte, all of Dayton, Ohio; twenty-seven grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, as well as, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by three daughters: infant Katie Ellen Van Ausdal, Donna Jean Hall and Joan G. Lacy; three sons: Brice, Richard Charles and Michael Frank Van Ausdal; a sister: Arlene; three brothers: Sanford, James and Earl Dean. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville. Interment will follow in Dale Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday where memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Indian School. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to 03/31/2012.


Vandepitte, Addie Faye Bowling

Mrs. Addie Faye Vandepitte, 65, passed away October 2, 2016 at her residence in Walton, KY following a long illness. She was born August 18, 1951 in Oneida, KY, was the daughter of the late Johnny & Grace Spence Bowling, was the wife of Jason Vandepitte, was a retired factory worker & was a member of the Wolf Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Vandepitte is survived by her husband: Mr. Jason Vandepitte of Walton, KY, one son: Mr. Kenneth Ballou & wife Renee of Mason, OH, three grandchildren: Josh & Andrew Ballou & Chloe Sturgill all of Mason, OH, two sisters: Mrs. Erma Lee Green of Batavia, OH & Mrs. Elizabeth Kay Medors & husband Harold of Bethel, OH, seven brothers: Mr. James Bowling & wife Irene, Mr. McKinley Bowling & wife Susie, Mr. Elwood Bowling, Mr. Clayton Bowling & wife Dorothy, Mr. Paul Bowling & wife Linda & Mr. Caleb Bowling all of Ricetown, KY & Mr. Stanley Bowling & wife Jeanette of Reading, OH. Also there are several nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; Johnny & Grace Bowling & three brothers: Raymond, Clarence & Lonnie Bowling. Funeral services for Mrs. Vandepitte were held Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 2:00 PM with visitation starting at 12:00 noon at the Searcy & Strong Funeral Home. Officiating the service was the Rev. Terry Sandlin with the burial following in the Esau-Gabbard Cemetery at Ricetown, KY in Owsley County. The Searcy & Strong Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Booneville Sentinel 10/12/2016.


Vanderpool, William Curtis

Beattyville, KY- William Curtis Vanderpool, age 73, husband of Janie (Sebastian) Vanderpool, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2022 at his home in Beattyville, KY. William was born March 25, 1948 in Fixer, KY, son to the late William and Ruby (Chaney) Vanderpool. He was a member of the First Church of God located in Beattyville, KY. He was a former truck driver for Ferrell Gas and worked at the block plant in Beattyville. He enjoyed rabbit hunting and deer hunting. He is survived by his wife of 50 years; Janie Vanderpool, 2 sons; Curtis (Mary) Vanderpool and Chauncey Vanderpool, both of Beattyville, KY and 1 daughter; Lockie Vanderpool of Beattyville, KY, 1 brother; James Arkie (Sharon) Vanderpool of Beattyville, KY; 3 grandchildren; Laci Vanderpool, Cherokee David and Curtis David and many other loving family members, and friends. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 sister; Lois Norman and 2 brothers; Charles and Howard Anthony Vanderpool. Visitation will be held Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 11:00 AM till noon at the Booneville Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 12:00 PM at the Booneville Funeral Home with Pastor Garett Thomas officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Cow Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, located in Booneville, KY. To leave the family a special message, please visit The Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


VanWinkle, Lona Mae Sizemore

Lona Mae Sizemore VanWinkle, 60, of Linden Street, wife of Rev. Bobby J. VanWinkle, died Sunday afternoon, July 1, 2007, in the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center. Mrs. VanWinkle was born July 3, 1946 in Owsley County, the daughter of the late Add and Della Mae Barrett Sizemore. She was a homemaker and a member of the K Street Pentecostal Church of God. In addition to her husband, Mrs. VanWinkle is survived by: two sons, Jerry W. Abner (Shelly) of Pilot Knob and Denvie Eugene Abner (Tammy) of Richmond; two stepchildren; one brother, Homer Sizemore (Janice) of Richmond; two sisters, Brenda Lakins (K.C.) of Talbott, Tenn., and Virginia Webb (Heath) of Arkansas; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2007, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, 528 West Main St., Richmond, with the Rev Marvin VanWinkle officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Boyd VanWinkle, Michael VanWinkle, Eugene VanWinkle, Allen VanWinkle, Mark VanWinkle and Gary VanWinkle. Richmond Register July 3, 2007.


Vaughn, Lee

Lee Vaughn, 82, of Franklin, Ohio, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015, at Hillspring of Springboro, Ohio. He was born on April 3, 1933, in Owsley County, Kentucky. He was the son of Earl J and Bertha Elizabeth Vaughn, both of whom have preceded him in death. He married Mildred Norvell on September 24, 1955, in Middletown, Ohio. She also preceded him in death on September 29, 2011. For 22 years, he worked at the Kimberly Clark Paper Company. He also worked at K-K Electric and in the maintenance department for Connersville High School. Lee was a member of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division. He was also a member of the Franklin R.E.A.C.T. and Motorcycles for Jesus. He attended Full Gospel Holiness Church, played on the Church of God softball league and the Church of God bowling league. He also enjoyed CB radios, along with working on cars and motors of all kinds. He is survived by a daughter, Cathy Evans, husband Jack, of Connersville, Indiana; two sons, Daniel Vaughn, wife Candy, and David Keath Vaughn, both of Connersville; two brothers, Lillia Vaughn, wife Iris, of Anvil Kentucky, and Frank Vaughn, wife Macel, of Cal-Nev-Ara, Nevada; a sister-in-law, Judy Vaughn, of Jeffersonville, Kentucky; four sisters, Loretta Carter Thomas, husband Jim, of Franklin, Ohio, Geneva Shoupe of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, Lucille Minton, husband Ivan, of Miamisburg, Ohio, Christine Alfano, husband Sam, of Becker, Minnesota, as well as six grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Herbert Vaughn, and sister, Datha E. Hobbs. Services for Mr. Vaughn will be held Thursday, December 3, 2015, at 2:00 the Urban-Winkler Funeral Home with Reverend Jerry Rader officiating. Burial with military graveside services will follow at Everton Cemetery. Friends may visit on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. 12/01/2015


Vaughn, David Keath

David Keith Vaughn, 56, of Connersville, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at his residence. Services for David will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 11:00 am at Urban Winkler Funeral Home, Connersville with Minister James Jones officiating. Burial with graveside military honors presented by the Fayette County Honor Guard will follow at Everton Cemetery. Friends may visit the funeral home on Monday, December 4, 2017 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.


Venable, Beatrice "Bea" E. Reese

Beatrice “Bea” E. Venable, 93, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana. She was born on March 9, 1923 in Laurel County, Kentucky to Nathan and Annie Ponder Reese – both preceded her in death. She was a long standing member of the Everton Southern Baptist Church in Everton, Indiana. She was a very dedicated Christian woman and loved to play her guitar and sing. She taught Sunday School for 30 years at the Blooming Grove Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, Indiana and also at the Liberty Baptist Church in Liberty, Indiana. She also was very active in the Nursing Home Ministry of the Liberty Baptist Church with her sisters and her friends. She loved working for the Lord and going to church. She enjoyed spending time with her family – especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She owned and operated her own beauty shop for 15 years retiring in 1968. She is survived by her daughter – Linda (Sam) Hankins of Connersville, Indiana; 2 grandsons – Chad (Michelle) Hankins of Glenwood, Indiana and Brett Hankins of Connersville, Indiana; 1 great-granddaughter – Madison Hankins of Glenwood, Indiana; 1 step-great-granddaughter – Kendall Creech – of Glenwood, Indiana; 2 step-daughters – Gelenda (Danny) Slone and Diann (Arthur) Baldwin - all of Connersville, Indiana; a step-son – Russell Venable of Ohio; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband - James Venable {*BTB the son of Fred & Lucy Smith Venable} – who she married on May 3, 1964 in Connersville, Indiana. He passed away in 1983 {*buried in Dale Cemetery in Connersville}. She was also preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers. The funeral service for Bea will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Urban-Winkler Funeral Home, located at 513 West 8th Street, in Connersville, Indiana. Reverend Freddie Helton, pastor of the Everton Southern Baptist Church, will officiate the service. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery. Friends and family may visit at the Urban-Winkler Funeral Home in Connersville, Indiana from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Everton Southern Baptist Church or the Gideons International and may be made at the funeral home. 02/17/2017.


Venable, Ernest C.

Ernest C. Venable, age 88, of Eaton, OH, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH. He was born February 10, 1927 in Pebworth, KY to the late James Matt and Verlie (Reynolds) Venable. Ernest was a U.S. Army Veteran who served at sea during WWII in the Army Transportation Corp.; he was commissioned a “Kentucky Colonel” in 1970; was listed in the “Who’s Who In Executives and Professionals” in the 2001-2002 edition; was a member of the King Hiram Masonic Lodge, West Alexandria, OH; was a member of the Eaton Farm Bureau; was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church, Eaton, OH; and he retired after 33 years of employment as a Field/Area Engineer from the General Electric Company. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers William Lee Venable and R.B. Venable. He is survived by his wife, Martha A. Venable, whom he married on October 18, 1947; sons Larry Ernest (Angie) Venable of Eaton, OH, Edwin Michael (Sandra K.) Venable of Eaton, OH and Dennis Lee (Cynthia) Venable of Marion, NY; granddaughter Angela Beth Seman; grandsons Matt, Robert, Cory, Derek, Kevin, Andrew and Daniel Venable; great granddaughters Samantha, Heidi and Adriana; great grandsons Ryan, Preston, Maguire and Hudson; sisters Mavis (Lowell) Seale of Maryville, TN and Vivian (David) Fox of Nicholasville, KY; brother James M. Venable of Oxford, OH; sister-in-law Opal Venable of Winchester, KY; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, 226 West Main Street, Eaton, OH with Pastor Jack Moore officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home. Visitation will also be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 11:00 am until time of funeral services at 12:00 noon at the Boonville Funeral Home in Boonville, KY. Burial will follow at Venable Cemetery in Owsley County, KY. Memorial contributions may be sent to Honor Flight Program, Attn: Diane Gesse, 300 E. Auburn Ave., Springfield, OH 45505. 07/07/2015.


Venable, Fannie B. McIntosh

VENABLE, Fannie B. McIntyre, May 27, 2008, Age 98; husband, Willard, passed away 1993; daughter of William and Elizabeth McIntyre; loving mother of Mary Ann (Glenn) Kirby, Betty (Bill) Hendrixson, and Edward (Mildred) Venable; survived by nine grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and eight great great grandchildren; predeceased by two brothers, Fred and Lester McIntyre, and five sisters, Maude Hicks, Gertrude Venable, Mabel Jones, Dorothy Arnold, and Reba Rose. She was a member of Norwood Nazarene Church. She was devoted to her church and reading her bible. She enjoyed making and quilting beautiful quilts. Visitation will be held at Vorhis & Ryan Funeral Home, 5501 Montgomery Rd., Norwood, OH, Friday, May 30, 2008 from 5 PM til time of service at 7:30 PM. Another visitation will be held at Searcy & Strong Funeral Home, Booneville, KY, Saturday, May 31, 2008 from 10-11 AM, followed by burial at Venable Family Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of Cincinnati.


Venable, James Harvey

James Harvey Venable was born April 1, 1938 in Owsley County and departed this life Sunday, January 31, 2010 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, being 71 years of age. He was the son of the late Charles Lee & Maggie Lee (Mattox) Venable. James is survived by his wife- Yvonne Renee (Hisel) Venable of McKee; by four children- Timothy L. Tutt of Berea, James E. Venable of McKee, Dawn Michelle Parrett and her husband John of Annville and April L. Venable of McKee and by a very special step-son- Tony Tutt of Annville. He is also survived by three brothers- Robert Venable of Leesburg, Florida, Edward Venable of Cincinnati, Ohio and Billie Venable of Sand Gap, KY. James is blessed with four grandchildren- Amber & Austin Venable and Alexis & Zachary Parrett. In addition to his parents, James was also preceded in death by two brothers- Pryse Venable and Everett Venable and by three sisters- Beulah Venable Gilbert, Helen Venable Hancock and Dollie Venable York. James was of the Baptist Faith. Funeral service was held 1:00 PM Thursday, February 4, 2010 at the Lakes Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Hurst officiating. Burial followed in the Venable Family Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Parrett, David, Dennis, Ronnie, Bryan & Keith Venable. Honorary pallbearers were Donald Harrison, Stanley Isaacs, Glenn Morris, Leslie Magoo Smith & Gordon Hisel. Lakes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. February 4, 2010.


Venable, James Madison

James Madison Venable Jr, age 91, of Somerville, Ohio, passed from this life into his Heavenly Home on October 5, 2015. James was born in Owsley County, Kentucky on September 13, 1924 to James “Matt” and Verlie (Reynolds) Venable. James was married 60 years to the love of his life, Pauline (Vance) Venable who proceeded him in death in 2006. He never stopped missing her. James is survived by his sisters, Mavis (Lowell) Seale of Marysville, Tennessee and Vivian (David) Fox of Nicholasville, Kentucky; three of his five children, Patsy Turman of Hamilton, Paula Venable of Trenton and Mark (Nina) Venable of Manila, Arkansas. He also leaves behind 14 grandchildren Mike, Krista, Rebecca, Bobby, Beth, Jimmy, Kelley, Faith, Ernie, Matthew, Mark, Marisa, John, and Zachary; 22 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends. James joined the Civilian Conservation Corps at the age of 17, and six months later was drafted into the Army after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He served in the 141 Infantry, 36th Division North African Campaign Invasion of Italy, during the first invasion of Europe. He received numerous medals and honors including the Bronze Star. James worked in the finishing department at Champion International Paper for 41 years, retiring in 1988. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren whom he loved deeply. James loved spending time outdoors camping, fishing and boating. He always had a smile on his face and never met a stranger. He was kind, compassionate and generous with his time. He volunteered to help many people along the way including helping to rebuild churches in the south after Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Before moving to Woodland Country Manor in Somerville, James was a long-time, active member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Hamilton. James was very proud of his graduation from Hamilton High School in 2004. He and three of his brothers also had the privilege of flying to Washington DC to visit the WWII Memorial on one of the first Honor Flights in 2005. James has several loved ones waiting to greet him in Heaven: his wife Pauline, his parents, his brothers William Lee Venable, R.B. Venable and Ernest Venable, son James “Mike” Venable, daughter Jo Ann Thomas, son-in-law Don Turman, grandson Curtis Scott Daniels and infant great-grandson Andrew Michael Venable. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the loving care that their Dad received at Woodland Country Manor and the caring of Vitas Hospice, especially nurse Kelly. A very special thank you to dad’s beloved caregiver Teresa. A final word from Dad. “I’ve had a good life”. Visitation will be at Avance Funeral Home 4976 Winton Rd. Fairfield Ohio 45014, Friday, October 9, 2015 from 5-7pm with the Celebration of Life service immediately following. Graveside Service will be held Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Hickory Flats Cemetery 4464 Morganthaler Rd. Hamilton, OH 45011. The family requests any donations be made in James' name to Vitas Charitable Organization. Mailing address Vitas Healthcare 11500 Northlake Dr. Suite 400 Cincinnati, OH 45249.


Venable, Martha A. Cheek

Martha A. Venable, age 90, of Eaton, OH, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at her residence. She was born May 9, 1926 in London, KY to the late Benjamin Harrison and Lillie (Hensley) Cheek. She was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church, Eaton, OH. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Ernest C. Venable, who passed away July 5, 2015; brothers Sam, Bill, Jim, Charlie, John and Henry Cheek; sisters Louanna Meyer, Ethel Wheelock, Edna Smith and Grace Sawyer. She is survived by her sons Larry Ernest (Angie) Venable of Eaton, OH, Edwin Michael (Sandra K.) Venable of Eaton, OH and Dennis Lee (Cynthia) Venable of Marion, NY; granddaughter Angela Beth Nance; grandsons Matt, Robert, Cory, Derek, Kevin, Andrew and Daniel Venable; great granddaughters Samantha, Heidi, Adriana and Victoria; great grandsons Ryan, Preston, Maguire, Hudson and Micah; sister Mildred (Linville) Gray of Camden, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, 226 West Main Street, Eaton, OH with Pastor Jack Moore officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home. Visitation will also be held on Sunday, May 29, 2016 from 1:00 pm until time of funeral services at 2:00 pm at the Booneville Funeral Home in Booneville, KY. Burial will follow at Venable Cemetery in Owsley County, KY. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Memorial Baptist Church, 1307 East Main St., Eaton, OH 45320. 05/26/2016.


Venable, Opal Adams

WINCHESTER -Opal Venable, 97, Opal was born on September 21, 1918 at Vaughn's Mill, Kentucky, in Powell County, to the late Sadie and DeCorsey Adams. She was the beloved wife of 43 years to the late William Lee Venable {*son of James M. & Verlie Reynolds Venable} and mother to Jerry Lee (Virginia) Venable. She passed away on August 11, 2016 in Paducah, KY. Opal had four grandchildren: Sandy (John) Hummel, Matt (Emily) Venable, Will (Angie) Venable, and Christie (Chris) Miller. She also had 10 great-grandchildren: John Mark, Rebecca, Philip, Benjamin, Nathanael, Jael, Emalea, Jackson, Liam, and Ava. Opal was a dedicated scholar and graduated as the valedictorian of the Powell County High School Class of 1938. She met William Lee Venable when they were both students at Lees College in Jackson, KY. Opal graduated from Lees and then continued her education at Kentucky Wesleyan's Winchester campus, graduating in May of 1945. While attending college, Opal became the first teacher for the Happy Top School, a one-room schoolhouse in Powell County. She was later appointed Interim Principal at Clay City School when the principal went to serve in World War II. After William returned from the war, they were married on March 9, 1945 and made their home in Winchester, where their son, Jerry Lee, was born. William's job took the young family from Winchester to Lexington, Columbus, Ohio; and finally to Baltimore, Maryland where Opal taught Sunday school at the University Park Church of Christ and worked as a supervisor for Blue Cross Blue Shield until the couple retired and returned to Winchester. After William's death in 1988, Opal moved to Rose Mary Brooks Assisted Living, where she lived until 2015, when she moved to Paducah, KY to be near her eldest granddaughter. Opal was a wonderful cook; an avid stamp collector, and a devoted mother and grandmother. Her grandchildren were the fortunate recipients of frequent cards, letters and "Granny Boxes" filled with pencils, toothbrushes, candy, stickers, and other little gifts. Opal was also a life-long learner, and even in the last months of her life could quote long verses from poets such as Dickinson, Longfellow and Whittier. She was especially known for her lively rendition of "The Night Before Christmas." Opal was a long-time member of the Fairfax Church of Christ in Winchester, where she served with many beloved friends. Opal is survived by a brother, Johney (Juanita) Adams; two sisters, Mattie Justice and Stanley (Eugene) Horton; and many loving nieces and nephews. Her sisters Marie Lewis and Ruby Griggs preceded her in death. Visitation was held Mon, Aug 15 from 5-7pm at Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., in Winchester. Funeral Services will be at 11:30am on Tue, Aug 16 with Ned Byers officiating. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.


Venable, Rufus B. "R.B."

Rufus B. (R.B.) age 91 of Cincinnati, Ohio passed away on Wednesday September 18, 2013. R.B. was born in Beattyville, KY on February 11, 1922. He attended Berea College after high school and continued studying business, sales, and real estate. R.B. was married for 46 years to his sweetheart Edith (Edy), shortly after returning from WW II, Pacific Arena, where he served in the Navy and was attached to the Marines, she precedes him in death. R.B. is survived by his loving daughters, Karen Campbell, and Sherry (Richard) Friedmann; 7 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brothers, James Venable and Ernest Venable; sisters Mavis Seale and Vivian Fox; their spouses, children, and other family and friends. R.B. was self employed in the insurance industry for 54 years. He enjoyed fishing, golf, and Ohio State Football; actively involved in Calvary Bible Church, Columbus and the Immanuel Baptist Church, Hamilton. R.B. was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Marines Night Fighters Association. Along with his beloved wife Edith M. Farmer Venable, R.B. is also preceded in death by his parents, Matt and Verlie Venable; and his brother William Venable. The Home Going Gathering will be Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 12 p.m. at the Avance Funeral Home and Crematory, 4976 Winton Rd., Fairfield, OH 45014. Visitation will be from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be Monday in Columbus, OH at the Union Cemetery at 2 p.m. 09/20/2013.


Vest, Margie Kathleen Farmer

BROOKVILLE, Ind. -- Margie Kathleen Vest, 72, Brookville, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007. Born Dec. 21, 1934, in Owsley County, Ky., to Ernest and Ethel Lynch Farmer, she retired from Franklin Casket Co. Survivors include her husband, James Vest; daughters, Kathy Helton, Donna Cecil; sons, Mike and David Vest; sisters, Marie Miller, Faye Allen, Judy Deaton, Shirley Zion, Jean McCollum. Service: noon Monday at First Baptist Church, Brookville. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Cook Funeral Home, Brookville, and 11 a.m.-noon Monday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association. Richmond, Indiana “Pal-Item”


Vest, Willis Leo

Augusta, KY – Willis Leo Vest, age 69, died Tuesday, June 29th at his home on Winkle Road in Foster, KY. He was born on October 22, 1940 to the late Clay Harvey and Mary Lily Vest. He is survived by his wife, Bessie Barrett Vest of Foster. He is also survived by his two daughters, Lisa Clark of Taylor Mill, KY and Eva (Mike) DeNoma of Taipei, Taiwan, and a son, Virgil Dean Spivey of Mt. Sterling; grandchildren, Jeremaih Clark and Amber Clark, Mathew, Sara, Scott, Micael, Jack and Meg DeNoma, Jamie and Allan Spivey; and great grandchildren, Madison and Chelsea Spivey, Copper and Chase Clark and Cayden Spivey. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Arnold Vest and Arvil Vest and a sister, Helen Vest Brandenburg. Memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 3rd at the Vest Residence of Union Chapel Road on 533 Winkle Road/Lane Foster, KY. Booneville Sentinel July 7, 2010.


Vice, Joyce Burch

Independence - Joyce Burch Vice, 75, of Independence passed away Friday afternoon at her home. Born on August 20, 1944 in Owsley Co., KY to Harvey and Ida Burch. Joyce was a former employee for several publishing companies, a member of Kento-Boo Baptist Church, Florence and she enjoyed cooking and traveling the US and abroad with her husband, Ron. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Ida Hensley Burch; sister, Gracie Burch; and brothers, Eugene and Dennis Burch. Surviving is her husband, Ron Vice; daughter, Stephanie (Steven) Shull; sisters, Lee Etta Ball, Gwendolyn (Ronald) Goetz and Sylvia Curry; brothers, Glenn (Glenda) Burch, Arnold (Diane) Burch and William (Carol) Burch; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation 5-8 pm Tuesday, June 30th at Kento-Boo Baptist Church, Florence. Funeral services 11:00 am Wednesday, July 1st at the church. Entombment to follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorial contributions are suggested to Kento-Boo Baptist Church, 7037 Curtis Avenue, Florence, KY 41042. MIDDENDORF-BULLOCK FUNERAL HOME, ERLANGER is serving the family. Due to Covid-19 Restrictions masks are recommended and social distancing guidelines to be followed. .


Vickers, Janet Middleton

Janet (Middleton) Vickers was born September 25, 1943 in Cincinnati, OH and departed this life on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at her residence, being 73 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Clister & Cleo (Hensley) Middleton. On August 13, 1960 Janet married Burb Vickers, whom he proceeded her in death a year ago. Janet is survived by two children, Stephanie Wilson and husband Greg of Tyner and John Vickers and wife Sherrie of Tyner. She was blessed with eight grandchildren, Tiffany Day, Noah Burb Day, Chelsea Day, Blake Vickers, Braden Vickers, Brett Vickers, Alecia Wilson and Nicholas Wilson and by five great grandchildren, Eleanor, Patrick Burb, Shannon, Anderson, Lincoln, as well as another baby girl on the way and by her dog and constant companion, Jack. She was also blessed with a best friend of 55 years, Wilma Joyce Smith of London. Janet is also survived by her sister, Elenora Johnson and husband Bud of Cincinnati, OH. In addition to her parents and husband, Janet was also preceded in death by two nephews, Greg Hill and Ed Hill. Janet was a member of the #2 Blackwater Baptist Church. Our loss is truly Heaven's gain. Her memory will remain forever. Funeral service 6:00PM Friday, July 29, 2016 at Lakes Funeral Home with Bro. Jason Elam and Doug Wilson conducting the service. Pallbearers were Noah Burb Day, Blake Vickers, Nick Wilson, Bill Hill, Josh Maggard and Lonzo Moore Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Braden Vickers, Brett Vickers, Mike Hill, Ed Hill & Greg Hill. Lakes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Vickers, Julia Ann Baldwin

Julia Ann Vickers was born December 6, 1978, in Richmond, KY and departed this life on Monday, December 25, 2023 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington at the age of 45. Julia was the daughter of her “little mommy” Rita Brown of Tyner. She is leaving behind the love of her life Pernell Vickers of Tyner, the son of Jim & Marilyn Vickers of Cambridge City, IN; two sons, Trey Vickers and wife Jessica of Lexington, Tyler Vickers of Tyner; beloved brother, Benjie Baldwin and his wife Nicki. Julia was blessed with her niece Breana Baldwin, nephew Bryson Baldwin and granddaughter Eva Vickers whom she adored. By a sister-in-law, Shannon Turner and her husband Mike along with her two sons, Andrew & Arron all of Hagerstown, IN. Also, by a special friend Randy Gilbert who thought of her as a daughter. Other survivors include a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends that loved her dearly. She is also survived by her dad, Vernon Baldwin of McKee and half-brother, Austin Baldwin. Julia was preceded in death by “baby Vickers”. Julia was a member of the Seven Pines Pentecostal Church and had been a clerk for the Jackson County Fiscal Court for the past ten years. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, December 30, 2023, at the Seven Pentecostal Church with Bro. Shane Gabbard, Bro. Quint East and Bro. Brian Gabbard officiating. Burial will follow in the Andy Brown Cemetery at Tyner. Pallbearers: Trey Vickers, Tyler Vickers, Bryson Baldwin, Benjie Baldwin, Charlie Russell, Monroe Brown, Andrew Tompkins and Charlie Brown. Lakes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (*Julia was the granddaughter of Andy & Ruth Creech Brown).


Vickers, Tonya Juanita

Tonya Juanita Vickers, 58, of Danville, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord Saturday evening, March 11, 2023 surrounded by her loving family at Indiana University Health, Indianapolis. She was born May 29, 1964 in Hamilton, Ohio to Denver Vickers Sr. (* born in Owsley Co., KY May 10, 1936 the son of Preston Vickers & Bertie Vickers Burgess) and Gerry Armstrong Davidson. Following high school graduation, Tonya attended Ivy Tech. She had previously worked for Wal-Mart and J & J Packaging. A Christian, Tonya enjoyed going to church with her two grandchildren, Gage and Layla, that she raised. Together, they loved crafting, taking pictures, and spending time outdoors. In her leisure, Tonya also enjoyed using Photoshop, being at the beach, and animals. She loved all of her grandchildren. She was also very close to her sisters and brothers, always cherishing time spent with them. Tonya put great value on family. Survivors include three children, Miracle (Matt) Baker of Milton, Chad (Brittany) Selby of Connersville, and Chance Vickers of Oklahoma; eight grandchildren, Gunner Vickers, Noah Selby, Gage Vickers, Keeton Baker, Colter Vickers, Layla Rhymer, Arianna Baker, and Kaenon Baker; four siblings, Sharon Vickers of Plainfield, Indiana, Denver (Libby) Vickers Jr. of Connersville, Karen “Sissy” (Randy) Blanton of Palm Bay, Florida, Greg (Carina) Vickers of Middletown, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her lifelong partner of 37 years, Kenny Rhymer; a son, Kenny Rhymer Jr.; a brother, Freddie Davidson; and two nephews, Derrick Vickers and Jeremiah Hensley. Friends may visit from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2023 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m.


Vierling, Willa M. Roberts

Willa M. Vierling age 68 of Hamilton passed away at Butler County Care Facility on Monday, May 30, 2011 at 2:00 AM. She was born in Owsley County, Kentucky on October 6, 1942 the daughter of Everett and Fannie (Barrett) Roberts. Willa was formally employed at Howard Johnson's and at Lakeman Cleaning. She was a member of New Beginning Tabernacle and enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by five children, Wayne Vierling, Lisa (the late Michael) DeVoe, Melinda Kay (Jeff) Nelson, Jeff (Cristy) Vierling, and Dorothy (Terry) Combs, all of Hamilton; her mother, Fannie Martin of Hamilton; two sisters, Irene (Eugene) Brumett of Austin, Indiana and Mildred (the late Donald) Vierling of St. Paul, Indiana; a brother, Thomas Martin of Phoenix, Arizona; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Vierling; a grandson, Jeffrey Nelson; her father, Everett Roberts; and her stepfather, John C. Martin. Funeral service will be held at New Beginning Tabernacle, 5761 Ramona Lane, on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Charles Petit and Pastor Buddy Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Butler County Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at Brown-Dawson Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Avenue, on Wednesday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the staffs of Caring Hearts, Pinnacle and Pass Port for their care and concern.


Vires, Charles H.

McALESTER — Charles H. Vires, 74, of Dow, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at his home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bache-Red Oak Cemetery with the Rev. Lonnie Clunn and Joshua Vires officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of Hartshorne. Born Sept. 26, 1938, in Owsley County, Ky., he was the son of Isaac and Gracie (Caldwell) Vires. He married Marie Robson on June 26, 1964. He was a member of Haileyville Assembly of God. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting. Survivors include his wife, Marie Vires, of the home; children, Charles Vires Jr., of Henderson, Tenn., Tonya Vires, of McAlester, Sonya Vires, of McAlester, and Ellea Vires, of the home. Also, seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Hobart Vires, of Scottsburg, Ind., and two sisters, Dorthy (Vires) Flenor, of Goshen, Ind., and Bessie Vires, Scottsburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Paul Gean Vires; three brothers and two sisters. Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Fletcher, Danny Isaac, Jeff Kendrick, Eddie Wilson, Phillip Wilson, Billy Wilson and Donald Wilson. McAlester News-Capital & Democrat (OK) - Wednesday, May 22, 2013.


Vires, Joe Jr.

Joe Vires, Jr., age 66, of Booneville, KY passed away Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, KY. He was the son of the late Joe Vires, Sr. and Clara Vires and the widower of Lillian Johnson Vires. Mr. Vires was a farmer and member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters; Freda Turner (Chad Dixon), Booneville, KY, Maxine (Frankie) Turner, Jackson, KY; two sons, Glen (Ann) Vires, Booneville, KY; Jamie Vires, Booneville, KY; one sister, Mildred Hollan, Booneville, Kentucky. Seven grandchildren, Joey (Goldie) Turner, Anthony Vires, Ricky Vires, Jacquline Vires, Cheyanne Vires, Cayden Vires, Dalton Vires; two great grandchildren, Hannah and Courtney Turner. Preceded in death by his wife, parents and three sisters, Sophia Fraley, Arkie Schuberth and Margaret Bowling; three brothers, Harvey, Edward and William Vires. Funeral services were held March 30, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Watts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doug Craft and Rev. Berry Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the Johnson Cemetery, Turkey Creek, KY, with Watts Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Booneville Sentinel April 7, 2010.