Walden, Lorraine Blake

Lorraine Walden, age 88, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at the Knolls of Oxford. She was born on January 24, 1921, in Conklin, Kentucky, the daughter of the late John and Lula (Weaver) Blake. She was educated in the Oxford Public School System and attended Butler County Business College. On August 28, 1965, Lorraine married her beloved husband, Charles W. Walden, who preceded her in death on September 23, 1997. Lorraine was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and the Washington Chapter O.E.S. 195. Those left to cherish her memory are her nieces and nephews, Kay (the late Wess) Sawyer, Tom (Ann) Quillen, John B. (Connie) Quillen, Jenny (Clyde) Barnes, Theresa (Tom) Messer, James (Nancy) Blake and Tim (Linda) Blake; her late husband’s children; Alma (Steve) Brandenburg, Danny (Linda) Walden and Sheila Clemmons; several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; numerous great nieces and nephews; and her step son in law, Rick Bennigen. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, siblings, Maxie (Winford) Quillen, Gerald (Betty) Blake, William (Patsy) Blake and Thomas (Betty) Blake and step daughter, Patricia Bennigen. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 from 6-8pm at the Webb Noonan Funeral Home, Ross Ave. at South “D” St., Hamilton. Funeral services will be held at 8pm immediately following the visitation. Burial will be held at Butler County Memorial Park at 11am on Wednesday. Donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Cincinnati, OH 45203. www.webb-noonan.com Nov. 15, 2009.

 

Walton, J. B.

WALTON J.B., 85, husband of 37 years to Orene Stephens Walton, died Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at Central Baptist Hospital. Born April 3, 1925 in Perry County, KY, he was the son of the late John and Hattie Nickell Walton. Mr. Walton served in the Army 517th Airborne Division during World War II and received numerous medals including the Purple Heart. Mr. Walton was a retired manager for the water and sewer treatment plant in Georgetown, KY, a member of the Oleika Shrine Temple, and of the Methodist faith. Survivors other than his wife include two step-children, J.W. (Judy) Stephens, II and Vicki (Mark) Matte; son-in-law, George Stamper; sister, Georgia McHargue; grandchildren, Melinda Walls, Eric Robertson, Jamie Stephens, Angeline Foley, Brent Stephens and Natalie Webb; great-grandchildren, Jameson and Amelia Walls, Bryce and Kanzas Stephens, Nolan, Cameron and Laura Webb; and a great-great-grandchild, Draven Walls. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Stamper; and brother, William Walton. Funeral services will be 12pm Fri at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd. by Rev. Gene Welsh. Burial will follow in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation will be 10am Fri until service time at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Oleika Shrine Temple Transportation Fund, 326 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY 40503. Lexington Herald Leader 1/13/2011.

 

Ward, Irma Helyn Scott

Irma Scott Ward died on Jan. 6, 2010 in Living Care Retirement Community in Yakima, Washington. Irma was born on September 21, 1913 in Travellers Rest to Palmer and Grace Botner Scott. She was the first of 11 children born to this family. The family left Travellers Rest in the 1920's but continued to spend their summers at Travellers Rest. Irma received her degree and teaching certificate from Morehead State College in 1935. After her Sophomore year at Morehead, she began her teaching career at the Travellers Rest one-room school. Her second teaching position was as a full time teacher at Owsley County High School in the fall of 1935. She was very proud of the fact that while at the high school she worked with the student committee that named the OWL as the Owsley County H. S. mascot. During the summer of 1935 she met Dewey Ward at Travellers Rest. He was visiting his Ward Family on Wild Dog Creek which is below Travellers Rest. While out of school for Christmas at Owsley County H. S. in 1936, she and Dewey were married. She returned and finished the school year at OCHS. Irma and Dewey lived in Lafayette, Indiana, Winchester, KY, Erlanger KY, St. Louis, Mo., and Alton, Illinois where she worked in the schools and Dewey had management positions in various department stores. After Dewey's death in 1975, Irma lived in Arizona for a short time and then moved to Yakima to be near her son, Jerry. She was an ardent fan of both baseball (St. Louis Cardinals, her favorite) and basketball. She attended games as much as possible, but watched many, many games on T.V. While living in Yakima, she was a fan of the local college team, where her son, Jerry was Athletic Director. She was a fan by the way of television of the U. K. Wildcats and was very aware that the Cats were undefeated at the time of her death. Irma is survived by her daughters, Sharon (Tom) Crum of Issaquah, Washington, Cheryl (Wes) Sheek of Mancos, Colorado, her son Jerry, (Lynn) Ward of Yakima, Washington, two brothers, Gene (Barb) Scott of Hilliard, Ohio and David Scott of Granite City, Illinois. She was grandmother to 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Memorial Service and burial will be on May 29, 2010 in Alton, Illinois, where her husband, Dewey is buried. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Owsley County Historical Society, P.O. Box 1166, Booneville, KY 41314.

 

Ward, Ronald Edward

BOONEVILLE - Ronald Edward Ward, 77, passed away Friday, September 24, 2010 at University of KY Medical Center in Lexington, KY. Ronald was born in Lexington, KY on January 7, 1933, the son of the late Harold and Lula (Johnson) Ward. He was a former Heavy Equipment Mechanic with Aurora Public Schools in Aurora, CO, and employee of Whayne Supply Company in Lexington, KY. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War, and a member of the Midway Methodist Church in Midway, KY. Ronald was also a lifetime member of the VFW, a member of the Owsley County Sportsman Club, the Owsley County Goat Association, and the KY Farm Bureau. Along with his wife of 32 years, Barbara (Courtney) Ward, he is survived by 2 sons, Jimmy (Shelli) Ward of Lexington, KY and Brian (Sharon) Ward of Booneville, KY, 1 daughter, Corinne (John) Heid of Lexington, KY, 1 brother, H. Kenneth (Connie) Ward of Lexington, KY, 9 grandchildren, his beloved dog, Tanner, and many other loving family members and friends. Funeral Services, along with military rites by the VFW Three Forks Post #11296, will be held at the Booneville Funeral Home, Booneville, KY, at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 with Rev. J. Jamison Brunk officiating. Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM until the time of service. He will be laid to rest at the Ward Family Cemetery, in Scoville, KY. Booneville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Booneville United Methodist Church building fund. www.boonevillekyfuneralhome.com

 

Warren, Fern Onalee Strong

Fern Onalee Warren, age 85 of Hanover Township, passed away at home on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 09:30AM. She was born in Tiffin, OH on December 17, 1928 to Mack {*son of Harvey & Margaret E. Whicker Strong} and Ollie {daughter of Bill & Evelyn Littrel Venable} Strong. Fern enjoyed traveling, flowers, hummingbirds, and being outdoors. She is survived by her children; Jim (Carol) Warren, Brenda (Doyle) Campbell, and Deborah (Ralph) Jester, her grandchildren; Leslie, Jason, David (Beki), Marc, Bennie, Jonathan, Steve, Michelle, Samantha, Rob, and 18 great grandchildren, her sisters; Lillian Ramsey and Kathy Garvey. She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years; Woodrow Warren, her daughter; Joyce Hobson, six brothers and sisters, and her parents. Visitation will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 10 AM until time of funeral service at 12 PM at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home 1350 Millville Ave, Hamilton, 45013 with Pastor Dean Strong Officiating. Burial will follow at Millville Cemetery. Condolences can be made at www.browndawsonflick.com. 11/20/2014.

 

Warren, Nancy Louise Burns Ross

Nancy Louise Ross Warren, age 91, of Cedar Grove, Indiana, died Friday, September 5, 2014 at the Knolls of Oxford in Oxford, Ohio. Born April 28, 1923 in Beattyville, Kentucky she was the daughter of the late James & Myrtie (Isaac) Burns. She was united in marriage to Russell Lee Ross, and he preceded her in death, she later married Solomon Warren, and he also precedes her in death. Mrs. Warren was a homemaker, and a member of Smyrna Baptist Church in New Trenton, Indiana. In her leisure time she enjoyed gardening and crocheting. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Ed & Trina Ross of Cedar Grove, Indiana; two grandsons, Steven (Mary) Ross and David (Christine) Ross; four great-grandchildren, Daniel (Anna) Ross, Jeremy (Sydney) Ross, Chelsea (Chase) Mears and Amber (Nick) Rauch; two sisters, Helen McDaniel and Eleanor Rader, both of Cincinnati, Ohio. Besides her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Geneva Hickman, Pauline Bottner, Mattie Moses and a brother, Ollibee Burns. Family & friends may visit from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 P.M. on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville. Pastor Chuck McMahan of Smyrna Baptist Church will officiate the Funeral Services on Monday, September 8, 2014, 2:00 P.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Ave., Brookville. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Outrun the Sun (for Melanoma Cancer Research). Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family. www.phillipsandmeyers.com . 09/11/2014.

 

Warren, Wilma M.

Wilma M. Warren, 84, Mt. Carmel passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 at the Wolfe Co. Heath Care Center in Campton. She was a minister and a member of the Ky. Mt. Holiness Association. She was preceded in death by her parents: Theodore Roosevelt Warren and Irene Peltier Warren; two sisters, Joan Marie Warren & Nellie Warren Corey. She is survived by two sisters, Doris Warren of Campton and Vera Warren Smith of Mt. Pleasant, MI; three nieces; Connie Moore, Brenda Gilliams and Linda Deitrick of MI; one nephew, Warren Smith of MI. Memorial services were held Sat., Oct. 29, 11AM at the Five Mile Communtiy Church at Jackson with Rev. Steve Richmond officiating. Memorials may be made to Spencer Fork Community Church of Booneville, KY . Breathitt Funeral Home in charge.

 

Watkins, Bernie

Bernie Watkins, age 69, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. He was born April 25, 1942 to George and Martha (Caudill) Watkins in Booneville, KY. He worked as a mover for many years, retiring in 1990. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Wanda Watkins; sisters, Sophie, Florence and Lois; brothers, Clay and Troy. Bernie is survived by his daughters, Mary Watkins of Middletown, Mellony (Mitchell) Cornett of Middletown, Connie and Misty; son, Bernie Watkins Jr., grandchildren, Nathan and Josh Cornett; sisters, Ethel Sandlin and Ruth Campbell and special niece and nephew, Kenny and Patty Turner. Visitation will be held Friday, March 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Baker-Stevens-Parramore Funeral Home. The Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, March 24th at 10:00 am at the funeral home with Rev. Sammy Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Woodside Cemetery. www.bakerstevensparramore.com 03/22/2012

 

Watson, Bonnie Neace

Bonnie Watson, the daughter of the late Jake Neace and Stella Whitley was born in Jackson, Kentucky on May 20, 1938 and departed this life in Richmond, KY on May 24, 2014 at the age of 76 years and 4 days. She was a loving and well respected Housewife. Bonnie leaves behind two sons, Harlan Day of Jackson, KY and Walter Mann of Beattyville, KY; one brother, Paul Neace of Booneville, KY and one sister Catherine Barker of Tennessee; three grandchildren Tanya Lee Brewer, Harlan Dewayne Day, and Amanda Jean Nauman; and thirteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers James, Bill, and Ted Neace as well as a host of many relatives and friends. Visitation Tuesday, May 27th, 2014, 10:30am - 1:00pm at Newnam Funeral Home Chapel, 108 Center St., Beattyville, KY. Funeral service at Newnam Funeral Home Chapel onTuesday, May 27th, 2014, 1:00pm. Officiating the service will be Bro. Mike Spencer. Burial will follow in the Gabbard Flat Cemetery, Puncheon Creek Rd., Jackson, KY. www.newnamfuneralhome.com 05/26/2014.

 

Webb, Sophia Combs

Sophia Webb, 85, of Deer Park, Florida went to be with the Lord on Tuesday March 20, 2012 in Melbourne, FL. She was born on September 3, 1926 in Teges, KY the daughter of Charlie and Fannie Combs. She moved to Florida in 1947 from Island City, KY. She was a Retired Restaurant and Grocery Store Operator in Kenansville, FL and member of the Calvary Chapel in Melbourne. Survivors include her daughter Charlene (Reed) Kempfer, grandsons 'Hoppy' (Susan) and Jimmy (Deon), great-grandchildren Sage, Case, Colten and Rae Lynne all of Deer Park, FL. *(and a brother, Buford Combs). She was preceded in death by her husband Jennings Webb and her grandson Ray Kempfer. Visitation on Saturday, March 23, 2012 and funeral service on Sunday, March 24th at 2:00 PM at the Britton Funeral Home in Manchester, KY. Burial will follow in the Webb Home Cemetery, Teges, KY. Donations in her memory may be sent to the Ray Kempfer Scholarship Fund, 6254 Kempfer Rd., St Cloud, FL 34773. www.brownliemaxwell.com 03/26/2012

 

Weikel, Billie Jean Thompson

Billie Jean Thompson Weikel went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. She passed away in Houston, Texas, her home of 39 years with her loving husband, Charles Weikel. Billie was born in Oneida, Kentucky to Esther and Floyd Thompson on December 1, 1943. She grew up there with three sisters and five brothers, later moving to Ohio, where she met and married Charles. She and Charles were married on May 25, 1968, blessed with 46 loving years of marriage. The joy of her life was her daughter Joanie and her two grandchildren, Zoe and Evan. Retiring after 30 years of service from Bosworth Paper Company, Billie enjoyed working in Accounting and later in their Human Resources Department. She really loved her work at Bosworth and developed many lasting friendships there. Soon after Billie and Charles came to Houston, they quickly found a church home at First Baptist Church. They attended the downtown church for several Sundays, only to quickly join the church as soon as the growing church made the move to the Katy Freeway location. Billie always loved serving her church and found her place in the First Baptist Preschool Ministry, caring for and loving on the little babies. First Baptist counts Billie as one of the longest serving Preschool teachers in their church history...37 years. Billie not only cared for the babies, but she mentored many Preschool volunteers. Billie is survived by her husband Charles Weikel, daugther Joanie Papafote, granddaughter Zoe Papafote, grandson Evan Papafote, sisters Juanita Robertson and Glenna Davidson, and brothers James Thompson, Dallas Thompson, Larry Thompson, and Jerry Thompson. In lieu of flowers, friends may honor Billie's life by donating to: Houston's First Baptist Church Preschool Ministry, 7401 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024.

 

Welch, Frances V. Terry

Frances V. Terry Welch, Age 82 of Miamisburg, OH, died April 20, 2007 at Hospice of Dayton. Born September 27, 1924 in Lerose, KY to the late Sam and Mollie (Jewel) Terry, she was a longtime member of Grace Baptist Church in Dayton, OH and previously worked as a nurse's aide at the Stillwater Center. Survived by sons Gene Clark of West Alexandria, OH and Roy Clem & his wife Marsha of Beavercreek, OH; daughters Judy Lakes & her husband Michael of Springboro, OH and Christine Bledsoe & her husband Robert of Miamisburg, OH; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 PM on April 24, 2007 at Robert L. Crooks Funeral Center, 3377 East US 35, West Alexandria, OH. Pastor Jerry Carter officiating. Friends may call on the family from 6-8 PM on April 23, 2007 for visitation, at the funeral home. Interment Hillgrove Cemetery, Trotwood, OH. DAYTON (OH) DAILY NEWS 4/23/07

 

Welling, Rhoda J. Reed

Rhoda Jane Welling (Reed), age 93, of Dayton, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2009. She was born one of thirteen, on June 18, 1916 in Owsley County, KY, to the late Benjamin & Sarah Reed. Rhoda was preceded in death by her spouse of 61 years, James H. Welling and son James D. Welling. She is survived by her children; Michael Edward Welling and Barbara Ann Matney; grandson, Michael E. Welling Jr. and his wife Kristi; great- granddaughter; Kendall Welling; and sister, Cleo Tyree. Rhoda resided in the Belmont area for 53 years and she was a longtime member of the Light Street Apostolic Church in Dayton. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 18, 2009 from 10-11 am at the Light Street Apostolic Church (39 Light St, Dayton, OH 45404). The service will follow at 11 am. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery. www.newcomernet.com Aug. 22, 2009.

 

Wertz, Marie McIntosh

Marie McIntosh WERTZ, 86, of Xenia, OH passed away July 16, 2008 at Greene Memorial Hospital. She was born November 19, 1921 in Booneville, KY, the daughter of Abe and Susan (Moore) McIntosh. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald WERTZ and two brothers. Marie is survived by four children and their spouses, Ronald (Sue) Hall, Carolyn Sue (Archie) McIntosh, Olney (Connie) Hall, Jr., and Danny (Charlene) Hall; 3 step-sons: Ed, Bob and Jim Hall; a sister: Martha Moore; 3 brothers: Tom, Abe Jr. and Bradley McIntosh; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. July 21 at the Spring Valley Cemetery with Pastor Ron Swiger officiating. There will be no public visitation. (Services in care of McColaugh Funeral Home, 826 N. Detroit St., Xenia, OH).

 

West, Pitman

Mr. Pitman West, age 79 of Crane Branch in Oneida, departed this life on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at his home. He was born on Tuesday, March 14, 1933 in Owsley County, Kentucky to the union of Hughie and America Couch West. He was a retired respiratory therapist for the Manchester Memorial Hospital, a member of the Baptist church and a veteran of the Korean Conflict where he served in the United States Army. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife: Mayme Hudson West, his son: Russell Dale West and his wife Teresa of Merryville, Tennessee, these brothers and sisters: Ruth Bruner of London, Mary Lambert of Indiana, Eugene West of Florida, and Rena Pruett of Indiana, these brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law: Connie and Ray Martin, Johnny and Theada Hudson, Odessa and Marvin Cole, Perlina and Walter Depew, Anna and Albert Sester, Pauline and Tom Holmes, and Henry and Stacy Hudson, and a host of other family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents: Hughie and America West, and these brothers and sisters: Kelly West, Micky West, Miner West, and Jewel West. Funeral Services for Mr. Pitman West will be conducted on Thursday, at 1 PM at the Rominger Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jessie Martin and Bro. William Hugh Hudson will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Hudson Cemetery in the Banks Branch Community. Visitation will be on Thursday, from 11:30 AM until funeral time at 1 PM at the Rominger Funeral Home Chapel. www.romingerfuneralhome.com 02/06/2014.

 

Whalen, Katherine Smith

Katherine Smith Whalen, 85, widow of Willard Lee Whalen, died Wed, Aug. 16, 2006. Born in Owsley County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Henry Clay and Mattie May Wilson Smith. Mrs. Whalen spent many years in the Kentucky Fried Chicken business, loved traveling, jewelry and fine living. Survivors include two grandchildren, Amy Katherine Whalen Hadsell and Andrew Clay Whalen; two great-grandchildren, Piper Grace and Forrest Leyton Hadsell. Two sons, Gary Lee Whalen and Wayne Clay Whalen preceded her in death. Services 3 p.m., Fri at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be 2 p.m., Fri at the funeral home. milwardfuneral.com Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 8/17/2006.

 

Whicker, William "Bill"

William Whicker, better known as Bill of Cold Springs, KY formerly of Jackson County, was born August 15, 1919 in Owsley Co., KY and departed this life Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the V.A. Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH, being 93 years of age. He was the son of the late James & Della (Bowles) Whicker. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie (Judd) Whicker of Cold Springs, KY and by one daughter, Jill Shannon Niemeyer and her husband Michael of Independence, KY. He is also survived by a brother, Mack Whicker and 2 sisters, Ruth Spicer & Jewel Smith all of Southern Indiana. Bill was blessed with 3 grandchildren, Jonathan & Shannon Niemeyer and Carissa Meyer and her husband Brian. In addition to his parents, Bill was also preceded in death by the following siblings, Clyde & Orville Whicker, Lucy Robbins and Shirley Turner. Bill was a Mason, a member of the Gray Hawk Reformed Church, a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II and a member of the D.A.V. Jack Welch Chapter #165. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Lakes Funeral Home in McKee, KY, with Rev. Carroll deForest officiating. Burial will follow in the Sandlin Cemetery in Gray Hawk, KY. Lakes Funeral Home in McKee was in charge of arrangements. www.lakesfuneralhomemckee.com 04/03/2013.

 

Whitaker, James Edward

James Edward “Old Man” Whitaker, age 67 of New Miami passed away at his residence on Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 4:55 AM. He was born in Ricetown, Kentucky on February 4, 1940 the son of James Ted and Minnie Lou (Taylor) Whitaker. James was employed as a heavy equipment operator at American Material. On October 9, 1958 in Maysville, Kentucky he was married to Fay Mann. He is survived by his wife, Fay Whitaker of New Miami; five sons, James (Margie) Whitaker of Vine Grove, Kentucky, Timothy (Lisa) Whitaker of Trenton, Eddie (Margaret) Whitaker of Lebanon, Mark (Missy) Whitaker of Oxford, and Andrew (Robin) Whitaker of New Miami; a daughter, Shannon Whitaker of New Miami; three brothers, Donnie (Missy) Whitaker of Georgetown, Roger Whitaker, and Kenny Whitaker, both of Mt. Orab; three sisters, Renne (Gary) Haney of Mt. Orab, Judy Liming of Florida, and Theresa Wallace of Cleveland; twelve grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Billy, Ronnie, Jerry, and Mike Whitaker; two sisters, Jean Hamilton and Bonnie Fetters; and a grandson, Tyler Adam Whitaker. Funeral service will be held at the Brown-Dawson Funeral Home, 330 Pershing Avenue, on Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 12:00 noon with Chaplain Dennis Betts of Vitas Hospice officiating. Cremation will be held. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon. www.browndawson.com

 

White, George L.

Booneville, KY – George L. White, age 84, widower of Lydia (Shepherd) White; passed away on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the Hazard Regional Hospital in Hazard, Kentucky. George was born in Stevenson, KY on January 28, 1930, a son of the late Miles and Pearlie (Blevins) White. He was a retired coal miner with Arch Minerals, serving his great nation in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He was also a member of the Indian Creek Presbyterian Church in Booneville, KY. He is survived by 2 daughters; JoAnn Vires (Steve Withrow) of Cowpens, S.C., Linda (Greg) Wilder of Booneville, KY, 2 sons; Lowell White and Billy Bowling of Lexington, KY, 4 sisters; Celeste Bach of Roussau, KY, Lillian Sword of Stanton, KY, Wanda Boggs of Miamisburg, OH and Judy Caudill Brown of Jellico, TN, 1 brother, Billy Ray Caudill of Beattyville. KY, 4 grandchildren; Ronald Vires II, Christopher Vires, Keith Wilder and Kyle Wilder, 16 Great Grandchildren, along with a host of relatives and friends. George was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and step-father Magoffin Caudill, 4 sisters; Jewell Watts, Gertrude White, Edna White Carpenter and Fern Caudill White, 6 brothers; OV White, Don White, William White, James White, Clarence White and Bobby Caudill. Funeral Services will be held at the Booneville Funeral Home, Booneville, KY at 1:00PM on Saturday, October 4, 2014 with Reverend Joe Powlas and Pastor Terry Sandlin officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 11:00AM-1:00 PM at the funeral home. George will be laid to rest beside his wife in the Esau-Gabbard Cemetery located in the Indian Creek Community of Owsley County, KY. The Booneville Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. http://www.boonevillekyfuneralhome.com 10/02/2014.

 

Whitis, Christine Caudill

Christine (Caudill) Whitis, 75, of Clarksville, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, at Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes, Market Street Chapel, New Albany, with entombment in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park Mausoleum. She died Thursday, April 19, 2012. She was a native of Booneville, Ky. and was the widow of Raymond Whitis. She was retired as a head cashier for Sears in Clarksville and she was a member of the Palmyra Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Michael R. Whitis and his wife, Julie, of Floyds Knobs; two sisters, Gerrie Kaps Prewitt, of Martinsburg, and Edith Coons, of New Albany; four grandchildren, Nathan, Jenna, and Michael W. Whitis and Cara Adams; and two great-grandchildren, Adalyn and William. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. www.newsandtribune.com 4/20/2012.

 

Wilder, Bertha D. Wilson

Bertha D. Wilder, age 94, entered into rest on January 16, 2008 in San Antonio, TX. She was born May 12, 1913 in Bonneville, KY to the late Hattie (Seale) & Robert Wilson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Isaac H. Wilder. She is survived by her son, Kenneth D. Wilder, Sr., his wife Deborah; grandchildren, Kenneth David Wilder, Jr., his wife Kelli, Elizabeth Joan Pino, her husband Patrick, Mark Andrew Wilder; great-granddaughter, Hannah MacKenzie Wilder; sister, Lena Gilman and brother, Clifton Wilson. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 20, 2008 from 3-5 PM at Sunset Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held Monday, January 21, 2008 at 3 PM at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. http://www.trinity.mem.com/Story.aspx?ID=2244628 February 8, 2008.

 

Wilder, Billy Bruce

Billy Bruce Wilder, 77, of Maineville and formerly of South Lebanon, died Saturday March 29, 2014 peacefully at home. Born April 4, 1936 in Owsley County, KY to Fayette and Molly (nee: Bowling) Wilder, he was a cabinet maker for Camden Cabinets for more than 20 years, before retiring in 1983. Billy was a longtime attendee at the Mt Zion Baptist Church in South Lebanon. He loved to listen, sing, and play gospel and bluegrass music. Preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Wanda Kaye Wilder, four brothers, Dale, Darrel, Donnie and Fayette Wilder, Jr, two sisters, his twin, Beulah Wilder and Shirley Marshall, and one grandson, Richard Bruce Dotson, survived by one brother, Jackie Wilder of Booneville Ky, three daughters, Kathy (Jesse) Copas of Maineville, Carole (Pete Byrnes) Michael of Lebanon, and Billie Faye (Jeff) Schradin of Maineville, and one foster child Johnny Lee Cox, grandchildren, Crystal Kaye Combs, Tracy Ann Farmer, Sheena Marie Nipper, Angela Dawn McCoy, Heather Michelle Wilder, and Tyler Dale Schradin, and great grandchildren, Dalton and Jacob Farmer, Dylan Robbins, Siarah, Hailey and Shelby McCoy, Lauren and Landon Nipper, Destiny Wilder, and Joseph, Emily, Derrick, and Aubrey Sallee, William Bruce, and Max. Also, his two beloved pets, Molly and Maggie. Visitation, Tuesday April 1, 2014 from 6-8 PM with funeral service on Wednesday April 2, 2014 at 11 AM, all at the Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home, Lebanon. Interment follows in Deerfield Cemetery, South Lebanon. Arrangements by the Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home. www.Hoskinsfh.com 03/31/2014.

 

Wilder, Dale

Mr. Dale Wilder, 77, passed away June 30, 2011 at the U. K. Medical Center in Lexington, KY, following a sudden illness. He was born January 13, 1934 in Owsley County, KY, was the son of the late Fayette & Mollie Bowling Wilder, was the husband of Donna Marshall Wilder, was a retired miner and a veteran and was a member of the Indian Creek Presbyterian Church. Mr. Wilder is survived by his wife, Mrs. Donna Wilder of Booneville, KY. Sons: Mr. Edward Wilder and wife Jennifer and Mr. Fayette Wilder of Richmond, KY and a special son, Dalton Bowling Wilder of Booneville, KY. One daughter, Mrs. Debbie Asher of Booneville, KY and two grandsons: Troy Wilder of Booneville, KY and Cole Wilder of Ricetown, KY. Also surviving are three brothers: Mr. Darrell Wilder of Beattyville, KY, Mr. Jackie Wilder of Booneville, KY and Mr. Billy Wilder of Ohio. Funeral services for Mr. Wilder were held Monday, July 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation on Sunday evening from 6 to 9 p.m., all at the Searcy and Strong Funeral Home. Conducting the service was the Rev. Joe Powlas with the burial following at the Esau-Gabbard Cemetery on Indian Creek. The Searcy and Strong Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Booneville Sentinel July 6, 2011.

 

Wilder, Darrell

Darrell Wilder, the husband of Mrs. Letha Tirey Wilder of Beattyville, Kentucky and the son of the late Fayette and Mollie Bowling Wilder, was born in Owsley County, Kentucky on June 5, 1941 and departed this life in Lexington, Kentucky on March 24, 2013 at the age of 71 years, 9 months and 19 days. He was the owner of Cape Coal Company, a former road construction worker, a former Shriner and member of the Proctor Lodge F&AM, he loved to fish and hunt and always taught his family that the greatest gift of all, was LOVE. In addition to his wife Letha, Mr. Wilder is survived by six children, Tracy Caudill (Otis) of Beattyville, Tricia Wilder (Cecil) of Booneville, Kentucky, Ray Gabbard (Sabrina), Jason Wilder (Anita), Franny Wilder (Stephen) and Tara Barker all of Beattyville; his grandchildren, Amanda Logsdon (Jason), Tabitha Caudill, Brittany Thomas, Kayla Caudill, Kelsie Caudill, Courtney Gabbard, Blake Gabbard, Madison Gabbard, Keeleigh Gabbard, Ethan Wilder, Conner Wilder, Tristan Addison, Gavin Best and Emileigh Warner; his great grandchildren, Hannah Morgan and Andrew Hill; two brothers, Jackie Wilder of Booneville, and Billy Wilder of South Lebanon, Ohio; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mr. Wilder was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Fayette Wilder, Jr. and Donnie Wilder; and two sisters, Shirley Marshall and Beulah Wilder. Funeral service at Newnam Funeral Home, Beattyville, KY on March 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM with burial following in the Esau-Gabbard Cemetery at Ricetown, KY. www.newnamfuneralhome.com 03/26/2013.

 

Wilder, Elbert

Elbert Wilder, age 80 of Oneida, Kentucky, formerly of Hamilton, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2007. He was born on August 27, 1927 in Owsley County, Kentucky. Elbert was a veteran of World War II, and during his service was an escort for General Eisenhower. He was a supervisor at Black Clawson, and later started a construction business with Harve Singleton, which was known as Singleton and Wilder General Contractors in Hamilton. In 1946, Elbert married his first wife, Ruby Rice, who preceded him in death on December 3, 1986; he then married Mary Fern (Bishop) Byrd on January 2, 1988. He is survived by his wife, Mary Fern; a daughter, Betty (Benny) Turner of Hamilton; a granddaughter, Shannon (Damon) Jones; a great-grandson, Christopher Cardeman of Trenton; a stepdaughter, Teresa (Mike) Urti; step-grandson-in-law, Jason, all of Cincinnati; and a sister, Edith (Clay) Bishop of Hamilton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Lewis and Hattie Wilder; a sister, Edna (Donald) Burke; and one brother, Fred (Linda) Wilder. Elbert was a great man and will be missed by his loved ones and friends. Funeral service will be held at Brown-Dawson Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Ave. on Saturday, Dec. 15th at 1 PM with Rev. Phillip Bower officiating, and music by Brenda Bower. Burial will follow in Millville Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 AM to 1 PM. Published in the Hamilton Journal-News on 12/14/2007.

 

Wilder, Harvey

Mr. Harvey Wilder, age 65, passed away December 6th, 2013 at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Lexington, KY, following a long illness. He was born October 10th, 1948 in Owsley County, KY, was the son of the late Hobert and Minnie Rice Wilder, was a disabled Veteran and Veteran of the Vietnam Campaign and was a member and elder of the Indian Creek Presbyterian Church. Harvey is survived by a companion: Ms. Tracy Clawson of Marengo, IN, two daughters: Mrs. Tisha Thomas and husband Wallace and Mrs. Melissa Thomas and husband Mike all of Booneville, KY, four grandchildren: Ms. Sasha Thomas and companion Jesse McIntosh, Ms. Saylor Thomas, Mr. Jordan Hardy and Ms. Payton Thomas all of Booneville, KY and one great grand daughter: Bailee Grace “B. G.” McIntosh, his ex-wife, Mrs. Aline Wilder of Booneville, KY, four brothers: Mr. Eugene Wilder and wife Aline of Valdosta, GA, Mr. Gary Wilder and wife Mary of Scottsburg, IN, Mr. Hershel Wilder of Walla, Washington, one sister, Mrs. Elma Noble and husband Kash of Breathitt County,KY and several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Harvey was preceded in death by his parents: Hobert and Minnie Wilder, four brothers: James, Joe and Brack Wilder and J. R. Gray, and two sisters, Ollie Mae Treat and Golden Asher. Funeral services for Mr. Wilder were held Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation on Monday evening from 6 to 9:00 p.m. all at the Searcy and Strong Funeral Home. Officiating the services were the Rev. Joe Powlas and the Rev. Terry Sandlin with the burial and full Military Rites following in the Esau-Gabbard Cemetery at Ricetown, KY. The Searcy and Strong Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Booneville Sentinel 12/12/2013.

 

Wilder, Jack

Booneville, KY – Jack Wilder, age 52, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at the Pikeville Medical Center, in Pikeville, KY. Jack was born in Booneville, Owsley County, Kentucky on March 20, 1960, a son of the late Shelby and Hester (Marshall) Wilder of Booneville, KY. He was a disabled farmer and briefly worked with the Owsley County Road Department. Jack had a natural talent for drawing and loved to draw during his free time. He is survived by 1 daughter; April Wilder of London, KY, 3 sons; Jason, Isaac, and Josh Wilder of Texas, 1 step-son; Clyde Richie of Texas, 3 brothers; Harold Wilder of Greenville, TN, Johnny and Bennie Wilder both of Booneville, KY, 2 half brothers; Joe McDaniel of TN and Shelby Wilder, Jr. of PA, 3 sisters; Norma Gay of Booneville, KY, Judy Mayes of Beattyville, KY, and Joan Becknell of Morehead, KY, 4 grandchildren; Jordan Wilder, Justin Reed, K.K. and Jason Dozier, along with many other loving family members and friends. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son; Jonathan, 3 brothers; Charles David, Ike and Donnie Wilder. A memorial service will be held at the Wilder Family Cemetery on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. The Booneville Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. www.boonevillekyfuneralhome.com 09/12/2012.

 

Wilder, Martha Gabbard

Mrs. Martha Wilder, 73, passed away January 20, 2012 at her residence in Booneville, KY following a long illness. She was born March 30, 1938 in London, KY, was the daughter of the late Golden and Lillian Gap Hubbard Gabbard, was the widow of Roy Lee Wilder, was a homemaker and a member of the Christian Church. Mrs. Wilder is survived by five sons: Mr. Larry Wilder and wife Paula, Mr. Boyd Wilder and Mr. David Wilder all of Booneville, KY; Mr. James Wilder of Houston, Texas and Mr. Paul Wilder of Cincinnati, Ohio; one daughter; Mrs. Linda Marcus and husband Rick of Cincinnati, Ohio; seven grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Also surviving are her three brothers: Mr. Don Gabbard, Mr. Ben Gabbard and Mr. Rick Gabbard all of Cincinnati, Ohio and three sisters: Mrs. Oma Combs of Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs. Ersley Heron and Mrs. Clara Million both of Richmond, Indiana. Mrs. Wilders funeral services were held Wednesday, January25, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. with visitation starting at 12:00 noon at the Searcy and Strong Funeral Home, officiating the services was the Rev. Dale Roberts with the burial following at the Essau-Gabbard Cemetery, Ricetown, KY. The Searcy and Strong Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Booneville Sentinel 01/26/2012.

 

Wilder, Ruth Gabbard

Booneville, KY – Ruth Gabbard Wilder, age 60, of Seymour, IN, formerly of Owsley County, KY, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2008, at the Waters of Seymour in Seymour, IN. Ruth was born in Oneida, KY, on March 7, 1948, to the late Brown C. and Polly Deaton Gabbard. She was a homemaker and an employee of Dorel Juvenile Group in Columbus, Indiana. She is survived by her daughter, Carla Wilder (& Matthew) Schneider of Cincinnati, OH; two brothers, Earl Lee Gabbard of Richmond, KY and Bobby Gabbard of Booneville, KY; and a host of friends and relatives. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Brown Gabbard, Jr. and Jack Gabbard. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at the Booneville Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Powlas officiating. Visitation held Wednesday evening, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial in the Esau Gabbard Cemetery on Indian Creek with the Booneville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Booneville Sentinel October 29, 2008.

 

Wilder, Shirley Marshall

Booneville, KY – Shirley Wilder Marshall, 70, wife of Dale Marshall, passed away Friday, January 2, 2009, at the Owsley County Health Care Center. Shirley was born in Owsley Co., at Ricetown, on May 30, 1938, to the late Fayette and Mollie Bowling Wilder. She was a homemaker and a member of the Indian Creek Presbyterian Church. Along with her husband of 41 years, she is survived by three sons; Gregory Dewayne (& Linda) Wilder, Dale Marshall, Jr. and Robert Dale (& Heather) Marshall, all of Booneville, KY; a daughter, April Michelle (& Michael) Helton of Corbin, KY; five grandchildren, Dewayne Keith (& Audrey) Wilder of Frankfort, KY, Kyle Douglas (& Amy) Wilder of Booneville, KY, Molly Renee Helton, Megan Elaine Helton and Michael Wade Helton, II, all of Corbin, KY; and four great grandchildren. Other survivors are four brothers, Dale (& Donna) Wilder and Jackie (& Joyce) Wilder, both of Booneville, KY, Billy (& Wanda) Wilder of South Lebanon, OH and Darrell (& Letha) Wilder of Beattyville, KY; and a host of friends and relatives. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Beulah Wilder, and two brothers, Fayette Wilder, Jr. and Donnie Wilder. Funeral services Monday January 5, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Booneville Funeral Home, with Rev. Joe Powlas and Brother Michael Helton officiating. Visitation on Sunday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Interment at the Esau Gabbard Cemetery, on Indian Creek, in Owsley County, with the Booneville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Dewayne Keith Wilder, Kyle Douglas Wilder, Robert Dale Marshall, Michael Wade Helton II, Edward Wilder, Ron Marshall, Jordon Bowling and Gus Turner. Honorary pallbearers were the staff of the Owsley County Health Care Center and the Family Practice Center. Booneville Sentinel January 7, 2009.

 

Williams, Bessie Baker

Bessie Williams nee Baker 77 years old of Oxford, Ohio entered into eternal life on February 3, 2014. Bessie was born on December 18, 1936 to Thomas and Gladys Baker, nee Pendergrass. Bessie graduated from Lee County High School in Booneville, KY. She retired from Ameristop in Millville, Ohio. She attended the Pentecostal Apostolic Church of Jesus in Hamilton, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Eunice Combs and brother Herman Baker. She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her loving sister Beulah Blevins of Gratis, Ohio, her son Don Merrill and wife Debbie of W. College Corner, IN, daughter Charlotte Oliver of W. College Corner, IN, daughter Tina and her husband Kenny Sawyer of W. College Corner, IN, daughter Angela and her husband Shane Lainhart of Camden, OH, son Earl Williams and wife Dee of Eaton, OH. She has 13 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren and many other family members and friends that will miss her greatly. Her services will be held at Ogle & Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 5086 College Corner Pike, Oxford on Friday, February 7, 1pm. Visitation will be held from 11am until time of service. Pastor David Williams will be officiating. Burial will follow at Woodside Cemetery. Condolences may be sent online to www.oglepaulyoungfuneralhome.com 02/05/2014.

 

Williams, Coy L.

Coy L. Williams, devoted husband to the late Danny Jean Hobbs-Williams of Beattyville, KY. Loving father of Rebecca Ann Williams-Marini and husband Dennis of San Marcos, TX and Paula Kaye Williams- Campbell and husband Charles of Miamisburg, OH. Dear grandfather of Joseph Marini and wife Felicia of Austin, TX, Brian Marini and wife Belinda of Kyle, TX, and Angela Riley and husband Levi of Lockhart, TX. Caring great grandfather of Joshua Marini and Savannah and Colten Riley. Beloved brother in law to Virgil and Sally Hobbs-Hill of Ravenna, KY and George and Myrna Hobbs of Louisville, KY. Preceded in death by his brother William Carmon Williams and sister-in-law Frances Harbor Williams. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and many good friends. Born August 11, 1919 to Georgia and Hobert Williams in Booneville, KY and passed away April 6, 2013, age 93 at his residence in Miamisburg. Coy was a member of the Clifty United Methodist Church of Booneville, KY and St. James United Methodist Church of Miamisburg, OH. He retired from Frigidaire in April 1976. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #939 in Booneville, KY since 1954. Coy was also a proud Army Veteran who served our country in World War II. Visitation will be held at Brough-Getts Funeral Home, 102 S. Second St., Miamisburg, OH, 45342 on Wednesday from 5-8 pm with Masonic Service at 7:30 pm. Funeral service on Thursday at 11 am at the funeral home officiated by Rev. Gary Huff. Interment to be held immediately following the service at David Cemetery in Kettering, OH. The family would like to express a special thanks to the kind staff at Heartland of Miamisburg, Sycamore Hospital, and Hospice of Dayton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Dayton. www.brough-getts.com 04/09/2013.

 

Williams, Opal Pierson Day

Opal Day Williams nee, Pierson age 92 of Dayton passed away Friday, October 7, 2011. Mrs. Williams was born in Sturgeon, KY, Dec. 3, 1918 to the late Hubert & Kelsie (Smith) Pierson. She was a volunteer at Stuart Patterson for 30 years & presented for many years at the National Senior Olympics. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Luther Day, second husband, Kash Williams; a son, Charles Day & 8 brothers & sisters . Survived by 2 daughters, Carole Free-Omlor (James) & Donna Williams; 3 sons, Robert (Ginger) Williams, Roger Williams & Don Williams; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sister, Martha Horton; brother Curtis Pierson; 2 sisters-in-law; Ruth & Roma Pierson, a host of nieces and nephews & many, many people who called her mom. A special thanks to the Vitas Hospice, especially to Johanna, Tom, & Ginger.. Funeral service 1:00 P.M. Wed, at the GEORGE C. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, "Northridge Chapel," 5040Frederick Pike at Needmore Road. Pastor Rob Wackerman officiating. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, West Carrollton. The family will receive friends 11:OO A.M. until time of services at the George C. Martin Funeral Home. If desired, memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice, 3055 Kettering Blvd. Suite 320, Moraine, Ohio 45439 Condolences may be shared at georgecmartinfuneralhome.com. www.daytondailynews.com 10/09/2011.

 

Williams, Rita Kay Roberts

Booneville, KY – Rita Kay Williams, 44, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2009, at the Owsley County Health Care Center. Rita was born in Owsley County, KY, on June 28, 1964, to Jimmy and Bertha Roberts. She was a homemaker and attended the Baptist Church. Along with her parents, she is survived by her husband, Jimmy Williams of Corbin, KY; two sons, Billy James and John Wesley Herald, both of Booneville, KY; two daughters, Crystal (& Jason) Smith of Manchester, KY and Melinda (& Donnie) Peters of Booneville, KY; and four grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Gary, Roger and Darrell Roberts, all of Booneville, KY; and a host of friends and relatives. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Roberts Cemetery, Lerose, KY, with Rev. J. Jamison Brunk officiating. Booneville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Booneville Sentinel June 24, 2009.

 

Wilson, Ada Lena

Booneville, KY – Ada Lena Wilson, age 91, passed away Friday, July 28, 2006 at the Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Annville, Kentucky. She was born in Sturgeon, Kentucky on March 9, 1915, to the late James Thomas and Lula Eversole Wilson. She was a former employee of the La Citadel Motel in Hazard, Kentucky and attended the Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Ralph (& Louise) Wilson of Booneville, Kentucky; three daughters, Lois Jean (& Charlie) Hanes and Shirley Aileen (& Jerry) Williams, both of Lexington, Kentucky and Linda Lou Williams of McKee, Kentucky; 11 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; five great, great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, James Claude Wilson. Funeral services were held Monday, July 31, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at the Booneville Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Powlas officiating. Visitation began at 11:00 a.m. Monday, until the time of service, at the funeral home. Interment at the Brandenburg Cemetery, Booneville, Kentucky, with the Booneville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Booneville Sentinel August 3, 2006.

 

Wilson, Bernie E.

Booneville, KY – Bernie E. Wilson, age 92, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Kentucky River Medical Center in Jackson, KY. Bernie was born in the Chestnut Gap Community of Owsley County, KY on August 31, 1920 a son of the late Chester and Nell (Begley) Wilson. He was a highly respected farmer of Owsley County for his entire life, and was a member of the Owsley County Saddle Club. He is survived by 3 sons; Donald Ray (Nancy) Wilson of Irvine, KY, Paul Edward (Ava) Wilson of Kathleen, GA, and Terry Lee (Silvia) Wilson of Crestwood, KY; 4 daughters; Christine (Ed) Sanders of Mason, OH, Brenda (Don) Neumann of Pinellas Park, FL, Lynn Wilson of Irving, TX, and Elizabeth (Terry) Sizemore of Lexington, KY, 2 brothers; Howard and Floyd Wilson both of Ohio, 2 sisters; Reba Baker of Lexington, KY and Mattie Marshall of Booneville, KY, 10 grandchildren; Darrin Wilson, Lisa Sweeny, Dianna "Dee Dee" Wilson, Jared Wilson, Jordan Wilson, Josh Sanders, Tony Finotti, Candice Sizemore, Ryan Sizemore and David Rhodes, 6 great grandchildren along with many other loving family members and friends. Bernie was preceded in death by his parents; 1 daughter; Gloria Jeanne Rhodes, 1 son; Jimmy Wayne Wilson, 1 brother; Fred Wilson and 1 sister; Myrtie Johnson. Funeral Services will be held at the Booneville Funeral Home, Booneville, KY at 3:00 PM on Monday, May 13, 2013 with Pastor Gary Marshall officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, May 13, 2013 from 12:00 PM until time of service at the funeral home. Bernie will be laid to rest in the Shepherd Memorial Cemetery in Booneville, KY. The Booneville Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. www.boonevillekyfuneralhome.com 05/11/2013.

 

Wilson, Betty Sue Reynolds Yeary

Betty Sue Wilson, 61, passed away Friday June 7, 2013 in Louisville. She was born in Booneville, KY the daughter of the late Charles Everett and Callie Mosley Reynolds. She had worked at Days Inn in Carrollton for over 26 years and was a member of the English Christian Church. She is survived by her husband, Robert W. Wilson, her son William Yeary of Carrollton, her brother, Elihu Reynolds, her sisters, Bertha Houser, Maggie Hoskins, Laura Pferrman and Dorothy Fields. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 11th at 2pm at the Graham-Dunn Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 11am Tuesday at Graham-Dunn Funeral Home. Burial will be in the English Cemetery. Memorials may be made to English Christian Church.

 

Wilson, Bonnie Frost

Mrs. Bonnie Wilson, 62, passed away November 19, 2012 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, KY, following a battle with cancer. She was born May 28, 1950 in Owsley County, KY, was the daughter of the late Dale & Ruby Caudill Frost and was the wife of Arnold Wilson, a retired school teacher, a member of the Sorority – KCHIOMEGA and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Bonnie is survived by her husband: Mr. Arnold Wilson of Booneville, KY, 1 son: Mr. Jason Wilson & wife Katrina of Richmond, KY, 1 daughter: Ms. Lindsay Wilson of Booneville, KY, and 2 grandchildren: Cole & Jacey Wilson of Richmond, KY. Also surviving are two sisters: Mrs. Betty McVey and Mrs. Wanda Christine Haney both of Booneville, KY. She was preceded in death by her parents: Dale & Ruby Frost, 4 brothers: Earl, Robert Wayne, Kenneth & Clyde Frost; 3 sisters: Linda, Anna Faye and Rosemary. Funeral services for Mrs. Wilson were held Friday, November 23, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. with visitation starting at 12:00 noon at the First Presbyterian Church of Booneville. Officiating the services were the Rev. Joe Powlas and Rev. Jamie Brunk with the burial following in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Pebworth, KY. The Searcy and Strong Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Booneville Sentinel 11/29/2012.

 

Wilson, Carl B.

Carl B. Wilson age 84, of Germantown, OH, passed away, Monday, November 5, 2012, at Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Booneville, KY, on January 1, 1928, to the late Pet and Mattie (Turner) Wilson. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Carl retired from General Motors ~ Harrison Radiator Division in 1980 after 32 years of service; and retired from Kroger's with 20 years of service. He was a member of Dixie Highway Christian Center in Middletown; and Stanton Masonic Lodge # 550 F. & A. M. ~ in Kentucky. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Gloretta A. (Crabtree) Wilson; his son James "Jay" (Vivian) Wilson of Germantown; his daughter, Judy (Steve) Johnson of Dayton; 4 grandsons, Jim, Jeremy & Jason Wilson and Michael Johnson; 8 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson; 3 brothers, Homer (Geneva) Wilson of Booneville, KY, Roy (Barbara) Wilson of North Carolina and Raymond (Rosa) Wilson of Louisville, KY. Family and friends may call 10 a.m. - 12 Noon (2 hours prior to the Service), Thursday, November 8th, at the Dalton Funeral Home, Corner of State Route 4 & Weaver Rd., Germantown, where the funeral service will follow at 12 Noon, with Pastor Dave Bowling officiating. Burial will be at Miami Valley Memory Gardens. www.legacy.com/obituaries/hamilton/ 11/07/2012.

 

Wilson, Clifton

Booneville, KY – Clifton Wilson, 91, of Route 3, passed away at the residence of his son, Robert C. Wilson, Friday, April 17, 2009, after a brief illness. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a veteran of W.W. II. Although he was never a member of a local church, he recently accepted Christ as his personal Savior. Mr. Wilson was retired from the Department of Human Resources. He was born on November 7, 1917, in Owsley County, the son of the late Robert ‘Pete’ and Hattie A. Seale Wilson. He was the widower of Golden Becknell Wilson. He is survived by his son, Robert C. (& China) Wilson of Booneville, KY; a daughter, Cozette (& Charles) Brockmier of Santa Monica, California; grandchildren, Snow & Kelly Wilson, Tabatha Wilson Caudill, Michael (& Stephanie) Brockmier, Nicole Brockmier; great grandchildren, Clay & Dalton Maple; and a sister, Lena Gilman, Dayton, Ohio. Visitation was held for Mr. Wilson from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Sunday evening at Searcy & Strong Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 20, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Timothy Charlton officiating. Burial in the Shepherd Memorial Cemetery with Searcy & Strong Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Booneville Sentinel April 22, 2008.

 

Wilson, Coda Belle

Booneville, KY – Coda Belle Wilson, 91, widow of Herbert Taft Wilson, passed Friday, September 1, 2006 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY. Coda was born January 24, 1915 in Owsley County, KY, to the late Robert Nathan and Rachel Armina Gabbard Whicker. She was a lifetime resident of Owsley County, a homemaker, a member of the Appalachian Arts and Crafts, and a charter member of the Rock Springs Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Eddie (& Alta) Wilson of Tyner, KY; a daughter-in-law, Judy Wilson, of Booneville, Ky; nine grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; two great, great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends. Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons; Wilburn Taft and Randall Ray Wilson; five sisters, Dixie Whicker Peters, Bessie Whicker Evans, Mayme Whicker Smith and Margie and Defreda Whicker; three brothers, Chester, Sam and Fred Whicker. Funeral services held Wednesday, September 6, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., at the Booneville Funeral Home with Elder Mickey Wilson officiating. Visitation held from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Burial in the Hardin Wilson Cemetery on Sturgeon with the Booneville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Tom Emanual, Jorden Krauth, Gary Neeley, and Roger, Scottie and Darrell Wilson. Booneville Sentinel September 7, 2006.

 

Wilson, Deborah "Debbie" Bingham

Booneville, KY – Deborah “Debbie” (Bingham) Wilson, age 64, wife of Marvin, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center in Lexington, KY. Debbie was born in the Oneida Community of Clay County, KY on August 4, 1949 a daughter of the late Roy and Marie (Smith) Bingham. She was a retired school teacher with the Owsley County Board of Education, enjoyed quilting with her sister Eileen, working on crafts, gardening and most of all her grandchildren. She was a member of the Black Water Baptist Church in Jackson County and attended the Booneville United Methodist Church in Booneville, KY. She is survived by her loving husband of forty-five years, 1 daughter; Tina (Tim) Bobrowski of Booneville, KY, 1 brother; Darrell (Geri) Bingham of Tyner, KY, 4 sisters; Eileen (Dallas) Isaacs, Bessie McWhorter, Shirley (Woodrow) Masters, and Silvia Williams all of Tyner, KY, 2 grandchildren; Cami and Caden Bobrowski, along with many other loving family members and friends. Debbie was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sisters; Bethel and Bertha Bingham. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Booneville Funeral Home with Reverend Kevin Baker officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 17, 2014 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Debbie will be laid to rest in the Bingham Family Cemetery located in Jackson County. Pallbearers will be, Mike Gumm, Terry Smith, Phillip Bowling, Roy Nichols, Audley Gay, and Jerry McIntosh. Honorary Pallbearers will be Nelson Bobrowski, Tim Bobrowski, Wade Rasner, Kyle Bobrowski, Adam McIntosh, and Caden Bobrowski. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the following organizations: Markey Cancer Center, 800 Rose St. Lexington, KY 40536, Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40505 and the Booneville United Methodist Chruch, P.O. Box 100 Booneville, KY 41314. The Booneville Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. www.boonevillekyfuneralhome.com 01/17/2014.

 

Wilson, Edna Roberts

Booneville, KY – Edna Roberts Wilson, 91, formerly of Route 1, passed away August 12, 2008 in Phenix City, Alabama after a long illness. She was a member of the Church of God and a homemaker. Born on May 30, 1917, in Owsley County, she was the daughter of the late Saul B. and Polly A. Roberts, and the widow of Decorsa Wilson, who passed away in 1981. She is survived by a son, Charles D. Wilson of Phenix City, Alabama, a daughter, Betty Lou Crace, West Milton, Ohio; and several grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Decorsa, and a daughter, Pauline Snowden. Funeral services were held Friday evening, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Searcy and Strong Funeral Home. Funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home with Rev. Garett Thomas officiating. Burial in the Noble Cemetery with Searcy and Strong Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Booneville Sentinel August 20, 2008.

 

Wilson, Elizabeth Campbell

Elizabeth Wilson 94, of Monroe, Ohio passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. Elizabeth was born in Booneville, KY on April 28, 1917 to the late James & Mary Campbell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow; daughter, Bonnie & grandson, Jeff Smith. She is survived by 8 children; Dortha Adrick of Middletown, Pauline (Earl) Wilmot of Middletown, Woodrow (Sandy) of Portsmouth, Bobby of Oxford, Wanda (Jack) McKinney of Carlisle, Margaret (Rick) Powers of Monroe, Jo (Glenn) Smith of Shepherdsville, KY, & Ada (Conley) Brandenburg of Trenton; 18 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; & special friend, Reva Keith of Middletown. She will be sadly missed by family & friends at the Christian Enterprise Baptist Church of Middletown. Funeral service will be held at Noon on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 at Booneville Funeral Home in Booneville, KY. The Rev. Dale Roberts of Booneville, KY & the Rev. James R. Anderson of Middletown officiating. Interment Campbell Cemetery. Visitation 10 am Friday until the time of service. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service at 11 am. www.journal-news.com 12/15/2011.

 

Wilson, Eva Burch Margrave "Addison"

BOONEVILLE - Eva "Addison" Wilson, 89, passed away on Sat Sep 1, 2007 at the Owsley County Health Care Center. She was born on June 10, 1918 in Manchester, KY to the late Emily and Blaine Burch. Eva was a homemaker, gardener and member of Royal Oak Baptist Church. She is survived by daughters Gloria Gail Arnold (Clarence Arnold) of Hamilton, OH and Carol Gabbard (Claude Gabbard) of Lexington, KY; five grandchildren: Nancy Payne, Jerry Arnold, Jeff Arnold, Byron Gabbard and Brandon Gabbard; four great- grandchildren: Christina "Nikki" Smith, Corey Arnold, Katie Arnold, and Kylah Brooke Gabbard; and two great-great grandchildren: Nathaniel Smith and Elijah Smith. Eva is also survived by a host of friends and relatives. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Carl Thomas Margrave and Horace V. Wilson; three sisters: Pauline Burch, Verna McGeorge and Pearl Carmack; and two brothers, Finley and Emery Burch. Visitation will be held Sun Sep 2nd from 5-8pm at the Searcy & Strong Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place at Searcy and Strong Funeral Home on Mon. Sept. 3rd at 1pm with Reverend Jamison Brunk officiating. Burial will follow at Wilson Cemetery. Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 9/2/2007.

 

Wilson, Everett L.

Everett L. Wilson age 77, of Fairfield, Ohio formerly of Hamilton, Cincinnati, and Kentucky, passed away Saturday afternoon, January 19, 2013 at Tri County Extended Care in Fairfield. He was born on April 15, 1935 in Green Hall, Kentucky the son of Charles and Etta Mae (Bowman) Wilson. Everett was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving four years in the Navy and four years in the Honor Guard. He is survived by his wife Patricia (Stieg) Wilson and one daughter, Kim Wilson. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Debora Jones, and his brother Earl Wilson. He will be missed by his wife and friends. Visitation will be held at Charles C. Young Funeral Home, 4032 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross, Ohio on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 12 noon until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial will take place in Venice Cemetery in Ross. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society , 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206. www.charlesyoungfuneralhome.com 01/22/2013.

 

Wilson, Gene Harry

Gene Harry Wilson, 65, of Blooming Grove Township, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday morning, July 13, 2010 at his home. He was born March 3, 1945 in Owsley County, Kentucky, one of eight children of Robert T. and Kate Parker Wilson. He was raised in Kentucky and came to Indiana for residence in 1963. On August 25, 1965 he was married to Carolyn Eversole of Metamora. Mrs. Wilson survives. For all of his adult life he worked as an independent logger and farmed in the Blooming Grove area. A member of the Everton Southern Baptist Church, he was also a member and current president of the White Water Valley Beagle Club. During his leisure he loved cutting wood, hunting, attending White’s Sale Barn in Brookville and going to local garage sales. Most of all, he loved helping people, especially family and friends. Survivors besides his wife of 44 years, Carolyn Wilson, include: two sons: Gene Harry Wilson, Jr. and wife Jennie and Justin Scott Wilson, all of Blooming Grove; a daughter, Jennifer Kate Wilson, at home; three grandchildren: Jordan Harrison Wilson, Taylor Jenniel Wilson and Dustin Lower, all of Blooming Grove; several nieces and nephews; and many friends who knew and loved Harry. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Kate Wilson; five brothers: Luther Wilson, Charlie Wilson, Bobby Wilson, William ‘Billy’ Wilson and Harry’s twin brother, John Larry Wilson; and two sisters: Bessie Mae Edwards and Fannie Bell. Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Freddie Helton at the Everton Southern Baptist Church at 11 AM Friday, July 16, 2010. Burial will be in the Little Children’s Home Church Cemetery in Franklin County, Indiana. Friends may visit at the church from 9 AM until the time of services on Friday. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in care of the funeral home to the Everton Southern Baptist Church. Friends may also visit the funeral home website at www.millermosterrobbins.com.

 

Wilson, Geneva Ethel Davis

Mrs. Geneva Ethel Wilson, 91, passed away May 17th, 2014 at the Marcum and Wallace Hospital in Irvine, KY following a brief illness. She was born June 6th, 1922 in Jackson County, KY, was the daughter of the late Carter and Linda Warrick Davis, was the widow of Elder R. D. Wilson, was a homemaker and member of the Rock Springs Baptist Church. Mrs. Wilson is survived by 2 sons: Mr. James C. Wilson and Mr. Wayne Wilson both of Booneville, KY, grandchildren: Mr. Ryan Wilson of Booneville, Mr. Rodney Wilson and wife Kim of Richmond, KY, Mrs. Chanda Oliver and husband Will of Rogers, KY and Mrs. Christa Martin of Mt. Sterling, KY and 9 great grandchildren, Sydney, Madison, Hannah, Chayton, Camden, Noah, Chance, Gracie and Keeley. Also surviving is one brother: Mr. Huey Davis of Cincinnati, OH and one sister: Mrs. Haskel Sewell of Cincinnati, OH, also there are several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents: Carter and Linda Davis, 3 brothers: George, Clyde and Denny Davis and 3 sisters: Demi, Ruby and Dillie. Funeral services for Mrs. Wilson were held Wednesday May 21st, 2014 at 1:00 PM with visitation on Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 PM all at the Searcy and Strong Funeral Home. Officiating the service was Elder Paul Trautner with the burial following in the Robert Wilson Cemetery at Sturgeon, KY. The Searcy and Strong Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Booneville Sentinel May 29, 2014.

 

Wilson, Geneva Marie McDaniel

Booneville, KY – Geneva Marie McDaniel Wilson, age 84, wife of Homer, departed this life on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the Pikeville Kentucky Medical Center after a brief illness. Geneva was born on March 3, 1930, in Owsley County to the late Elbert and Clora McIntosh McDaniel. She was a retired mail carrier and a housewife. She enjoyed her flower gardens, her family, grandchildren, and talking with her friends. She was a member of the Cow Creek Presbyterian Church in Owsley County. She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years; 2 sons: Marvin Edward Wilson of Booneville, KY and Gary Dale (RoeAnn) Wilson of Union, KY; 4 daughters: Valerie Alexander of Beattyville, KY; Vivian (Phillip) Bowling of Booneville, KY; Darla Ray Combs of Uniontown, PA; and DeVonda Elaine Bolin of Pikeville, KY; 7 grandchildren: Tina (Tim) Bobrowski of Booneville, KY; Sheila (Chris) Stinnett of Vancouver, WA; Robby (Lucy) Alexander of Waddy, KY; Starla Lynn Sparks of Louisville, KY; Justin Combs of Manila, Philippine Islands; Ian Shea Bowling of Richmond, KY; and Ethan Bolin of Pikeville, KY; 2 step-grandchildren: Jimmie Crawford of Crittenden, KY; and Karen (Eddie) Billiter of Dry Ridge, KY; 8 great-grandchildren: Cami and Caden Bobrowski, Katie and Ryan Stinnett, Abigail and Jimmy Alexander, Paisley Combs, and Corbyn Thacker; 3 step-great-grandchildren: Kristy Fortune, Amber Phillips, and Parker Senter; 1 step-great-great- grandchild, Jack Fortune. She is also survived by one brother, Homer (Launah) McDaniel of Glencoe, KY and a host of other loving family members and friends. Geneva was preceded in death by her parents and 5 siblings: Floretta, Clyde, Elbert Hargis, Matthew, and Lester McDaniel. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, June 8, 2014, at 2:00 PM at the Booneville Funeral Home with Reverend Kevin Baker officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 6:00-9:00 PM. Geneva will be laid to rest at the Jonathan Wilson Cemetery located in the Cow Creek community of Owsley County. The Booneville Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. Pallbearers will be: John Harrington, Gary Dale Wilson, Ian Shea Bowling, Robby Alexander, Timothy Bobrowski, and Phillip Bowling. www.boonevillekyfuneralhome.com 06/06/2014.

 

Wilson, Hobert

Hobert Wilson, 89, of Scottsburg IN died Sunday, December 27 2009 at Scott Villa Nursing & Rehab Center in Scottsburg. He was born June 17 1920 in Booneville KY to Samuel & Sindy Caudill Wilson. He was married to Bessie Mann Wilson who died January 23 2009. Hobert was a retired farmer and also retired from Morgan Packing Company in Austin. He was a member of First Christian Church of Scottsburg. Survivors: sister Mae Bradenburg of Hamilton OH; 4 step grandchildren, Steve Wilson (Anita), Marti Wilson, Judy Frith (Daryl), Cheryl McCreary; 4 step great grandchildren, Curt Wilson, Melissa Frith, Lindsey Shurlock, Josh Saylor; 4 nieces, Ann Broom (Stanley), Maxine Broady, Donna Herald (Rick), Marsha Helton; 2 nephews, Carl Wilson, Jr. (Penny), John David Wilson. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, 3 stepsons, 2 sisters, 1 brother, 4 nieces & 1 nephew.

 

Wilson, Howard C. "Shorty"

Howard C. Wilson, age 70, of Brookville, died Friday, September 29, 2006, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio. Born September 6, 1936 in Blake, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Johnie Green Wilson and Bertha Ford Pettit. A graduate of Brookville High School, Howard went on to work for IBM in Austin, Texas, for 19 years retiring in 1986. After returning to Brookville, he became the Director of the Franklin County Area Planning Commission for several years. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, and a member of the Bernard Hurst Post # 77 of the American Legion, where he had previously served as Post Chaplain. Besides his wife, Shirley, he is survived by two stepchildren, Eric Kocher and Lori Simmermeyer, both of Brookville; a sister, Marlene Klabo; a niece, Holly Gomez; a nephew, David Klabo; as well as four grandchildren. Pastor Shelby Wyatt of the Brookville Christian Center officiated the funeral services on Tuesday, October 3, 2006, 10:30 a.m. at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial with military graveside services by the Bernard Hurst Post # 77 of the American Legion followed in Drewersburg Cemetery. The family directs memorial contributions to the Bernard Hurst Post # 77 of the American Legion or the McCullough- Hyde Memorial Hospital Foundation.

 

Wilson, Jess D.

MCKEE - Jess D. Wilson, August 8, 1918 November 1, 2014, was born in Clay County, the first of six children of Pleas and Rebecca Pigg Wilson. He attended Foundation School at Berea College, graduated from Tyner High School in 1938, and continued his education at Eastern State Teachers' College. During WWII, he worked for the U.S. Air Force as a master aircraft sheet-metal mechanic. He started his career at Jackson County Rural Electric Coop by cutting right-of-way, then moved up to wiring inspector, operations engineer and later into public relations. For 32 years, he was responsible for writing the monthly newsletter. His readers were most interested in stories about themselves and their ancestors. "It Happened Here" became something that folks reading The Rural Kentuckian in Estill, Lee, Owsley, Laurel, Rock-castle, Jackson, and Clay counties expected to see. Soon people from other places began to write him about their kinfolks. His books based on these columns received nationwide distribution and two are still in print. A few of his many organizational affiliations include The Council for the Southern Mountains, Kiwanis, Berea College, and the Clay County Genealogical and Historical Society, where his papers now reside. As a spokesman for the Appalachian area, he testified before the US Senate during the 1960's War on Poverty. In 1983, he and his wife, Ruth, retired to a Clay County farm, Possum Trot, which became, with the help and labor of many friends, a loved camp and retreat representing the best of local history and culture. He leaves his wife of 73 years, Ruth Hygema Wilson, three daughters, E. Gail Chandler, T. Sammie Wakefield, and Rebecca Joy Wilson, two sons-in-law, Curtis Chandler and Richard Wakefield, three granddaughters, Tana Allen, Tara Chandler and Esther Wakefield, and two great- grandsons, his brother, Raymond Wilson, and a wealth of friends, nieces and nephews, and not to be forgotten, those children of his spirit who know who they are. Donations may be given to the Clay County Historical and Genealogical Society, Box 394, Manchester, KY. Visitation 2 - 7:30pm Wed, November 5, at Lakes Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 11am Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Lakes Funeral Home with Bro. Sam Grigsby and Bro. Roger Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Wilson Cemetery at Clay County. Lakes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. lakesfuneralhomemckee.com 11/04/2014.

 

Wilson, John "Larry"

Andersonville, IN – John Larry Wilson, 62, died Sunday, December 23, 2007, at his residence. He was born March 3, 1945, in Owsley County, Kentucky to Robert and Kate Parker Wilson. He was married to Ruth Browning on March 27, 1970 at the Lighthouse Tabernacle in Metamora and she survives. He retired as an over-the-road truck driver. He is survived by two daughters, Lonita Wilson of Andersonville and Lajuana Wilson of Brookville; three sons, James R. Wilson in Pennsylvania, Eric Wilson of Tennessee and Jeff Wilson of Texas; eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter; a twin brother, Gene “Harry” Wilson of Laurel; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Luther, Charlie, Bill and Bob Wilson; sisters, Bess Edwards and Fannie Bell; and granddaughter Lily Marie Angel. Visitation was held on December 26, 2007 from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Lighthouse Gospel Tabernacle in Metamora and after 10:00 a.m. on December 27, 2007. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., December 27, 2007 at the church with Pastor Troy Siagle officiating. Burial in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville with family members serving as pallbearers. Memorial may be made to the Lighthouse Church. Cook Funeral Home assisted the family with all the arrangements. Booneville Sentinel January 23, 2008.

 

Wilson, Joyce Louise York

Joyce Louise Wilson, 87, of Crestwood, died Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at Norton Hospital. She was a reporter, and had written several historical books about Owsley County. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Urbano; daughter, Jeanne Rhodes; son, Jimmy Wilson. She is survived by her sons, Donald (Nancy), Paul (Ava) and Terry (Silvia) Wilson; daughters, Christine Sanders (Eddie), Brenda Newmann (Don), Elizabeth Sizemore (Terry), and Lynn Wilson; brothers, William and Owen York Jr.; grandchildren, David, Josh, Darrin, Lisa, Tony, Jared, Jordan, DeeDee, Candice, Ryan; several great-grandchildren; and a host of card playing friends. Funeral service will be Monday at 10 a.m. Stoess Funeral Home, Crestwood, with a graveside service at 3 p.m. at Shepherds Cemetery, Booneville, KY. Visitation will be Sunday 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Published in The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) on December 25, 2009.

 

Wilson, Juelma

Mrs. Juelma Wilson, 79, passed away February 12, 2013 at the Baptist Health of Richmond Hospital in Richmond, KY, following a brief illness. She was born November 17, 1933 in Owsley County, KY, was the daughter of the late Ragon & Kathleen Winn Wilson, was a retired manager of the ASCS Office and a member of the Booneville Methodist Church. Mrs. Wilson is survived by one son: Mr. Larry Keith Coomer of Booneville, KY, one grand-daughter: Mrs. Ragean Coomer and three great-grandchilldren: Alexander, Aaron and Victoria all of Richmond, KY. Funeral services for Mrs. Wilson were held Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 2:30 P.M. with visitation on Saturday evening from 5 to 9 P.M. all at the Searcy and Strong Funeral Home. Officiating the services was the Rev. Jamie Brunk and Rev. Kevin Baker with the burial following in the Shepherd Memorial Cemetery in Booneville, KY. The Searcy and Strong Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Booneville Sentinel 02/21/2013.

 

Wilson, Kathleen Mays Radner Rasner Wilson

Kathleen Rader Rasner Wilson age 98, passed away on Sunday June 8, 2014 at Hickory Creek of Connersville. Kathleen was born in Owsley County, KY to the late Isaac and Polly House Mays on March 16, 1916. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter and sister whose love for her family was endless. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Opal Leach of Winchester, IN; Freda & Isaac Abshear of Connersville; Opal Rasner of South Carolina and Robert & Sharon Rasner of Rushville. She is also survived by grandchildren Donita & Shane Wood; James Ratliff & fiance Kassity Delk; Denise Roberts and fiance Tim Riall; Angie & Bill Duncil and Robbie & Jana Rasner. Great grandchildren include Michala Wood; Morgan Roberts; Jarrod Roberts; Joston Duncil; Ashlan Duncil; Jayse Duncil; Joseph Rasner and Alana Rasner. In addition to her parents she is preceded indeath by her husbands, John I. Rader, B.W. Rasner, and Hubert Wilson; as well as children Eufema Rader, Larry Rader, and Donna M. Parrett. She is also preceded in death by nine brothers and one sister. Kathleen was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church, later attending Garrison Creek Baptist Church with her family. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Urban-Winkler Funeral Home with Pastor Kim McHale officiating. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services. www.urbanwinklerfuneralhome.com 06/10/2014.

 

Wilson, Lela Turner

Lela Turner Wilson, 82 of Bybee, the wife of Denver G. Wilson, passed away Sunday morning at her home. Mrs. Wilson was born on September 1, 1931 in Owsley County, the daughter of the late Wilson and Lillie Wilson Turner. She was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was a member of the Viney Fork Baptist Church, but attended the Bybee United Methodist Church. Survivors in addition to her husband include: one son: Eugene Wilson (Mary); one daughter: Ada Wilson; one brother: Truman Turner (Jean); two grandchildren: John and Lauren Wilson; several cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 PM Wednesday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Arthur Ray, Rev. Robert Stroup and Rev. Harry Hoover officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. http://cpcfh.com 02/10/2014.

 

Wilson, Lois Duff

Booneville, KY – Lois Wilson, 87, widow of Marshall Wilson, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2008, at the Lee County Care & Rehabilitation Center in Beattyville, KY. Lois was born in Ricetown, KY, on August 1, 1921, to the late Claude and Nellie Edwards Duff. She was a former homemaker, and attended the Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Robert Lee (& Julia) Wilson of Beattyville, KY and Kenneth John (& Rosemary) Wilson of Hayward, WI; a daughter, Marsha Jean Gracey of Lexington, KY; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Cecil Duff of Hamilton, OH and Earl Duff of Dayton, OH; a sister, Nadine Burkes of McGregor, TX; and a host of friends and relatives. Besides her parents, and her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Johnny, Ralph and McKinley Duff. Funeral services were Friday, October 31, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., at the Booneville Funeral Home, with Chaplain Lois Gross officiating. Visitation on Thursday evening from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Booneville, KY, with the Booneville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Booneville Sentinel November 5, 2008.

 

Wilson, Marshall

Booneville, KY – Marshall Ferdinand Wilson, 87, husband of Lois Duff Wilson, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2006 at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Mr. Wilson was born October 20, 1918, in Owsley County, to the late John and Mae Smith Wilson. He was the owner/operator of Wilson Trucking Company, a U. S. Navy veteran, having served in WW II, an avid hunter and a Presbyterian by faith. Survivors include his wife of 67 years; two sons, Robert Lee (Julia) Wilson, of Beattyville, Kentucky and Kenneth John (Rosemary) Wilson of Hayward, Wisconsin; a daughter, Marsha Jean Gracey of Lexington, Kentucky; three grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Pauline Harp of Lexington, Kentucky and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at 11:00 a.m., at the Booneville Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joe Powlas officiating. Visitation was held on Tuesday evening at the funeral home, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Burial, with military rites by the VA Post 11296, in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Booneville, Kentucky, with the Booneville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Booneville Sentinel April 20, 2006

 

Wilson, Pamela Caudell

Pamela Caudell Wilson was born on November 2nd, 1952 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She passed away May 1st, 2010 at her home in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Alex Caudell and Anita Gabbard Caudell. She is preceded in death by her son, Denver Alex Wilson and a brother. She is survived by one daughter, Tina Brockman of Cincinnati, Ohio, two grandchildren and one sister, Karen Caudell Mosiman of Beattyville, Ky. She will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at Faith Hill Communtiy Church at 10 a.m. on June 5th. Booneville Sentinel May 12, 2010.

 

Wilson, Ricky Wayne

Booneville - Ricky Wayne Wilson, age 32, passed away, Monday, October 10, 2011 after a long hard fight with cancer, at his residence in Booneville, KY. Ricky Wayne was born in Manchester, Clay County, Kentucky on November 10, 1978 a son of Harold Wayne Barrett and Irene Barrett Wilson. He was disabled and enjoyed being out in the great outdoors with horses and tinkering with cars. He is survived by his parents and step mother Daisy Barrett of Booneville, KY, 2 sons; Johnny Lee Johnson and Aaron Harris Goodman both of Booneville, KY, 3 sisters; Marilyn and husband Ed Bowling of London, KY, Rhonda Kaye Wilson of Booneville, KY and Terri Garrison (Mike Mays) of Mckee, KY, 2 step sisters; Joyce Sandlin of Middletown, OH, Maregaret McKibeon of Hamilton OH, 2 step brothers; Robert Fugate of Booneville KY, Lawerence Fugate of Middletown, OH, 10 nieces and nephews and a host of other loving friends and relatives. Ricky Wayne was preceded in death by both grandparents; Cliff and Mary Barrett and Ray and Muriel Barrett. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 12:00 PM at The Booneville Funeral Home with Chaplain Paul Dyer officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 12, 2011 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Booneville Funeral Home. Ricky Wayne will be laid to rest with his family in the Lerose Community Cemetery in Booneville, KY. To leave the family a special message please visit www.boonevillekyfuneralhome.com. Booneville Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. www.boonevillekyfuneralhome.com 10/12/2011.

 

Winder, Sarah Emily McClain

Booneville, KY – Sarah Emily Winder, 68, of HC 88, passed away at the Kentucky River Medical Center in Jackson, KY on Sunday, May 10, 2009 after a long illness. She was a homemaker. She was born on March 19, 1941, in Scott County, Indiana to Charles McClain, Sr. and Ethel Funk McClain. She is survived by three sons, Donald Ray Hall, Jeffery Hall and Gregory Bowling, all of Booneville, KY; a sister, Alice McClain, also of Booneville; and a brother, Charles McClain, Jr. of Florida. A memorial service for Mrs. Winder will be announced at a later date. Submitted by Searcy and Strong Funeral Home. Booneville Sentinel May 13, 2009.

 

Withrow, Irma J. Roberts

Irma J. (Roberts) Withrow, Age 70 of Mason, Ohio passed peacefully Monday, December 4, 2006 with her family by her side. Born May 10, 1936 in Owsley Co., Kentucky, she was the daughter of Roscoe and Audrey (Wyrick) Roberts and was a retired secretary from Straughn Ink & Laquer. Preceded in death by her parents, two brothers - Danny and Verlon Roberts and two sisters, Betty Jo Gay and Eunice Spence. She is survived by her loving and caring husband, Carl P. Withrow of Mason; three brothers - Cecil Roberts of Jackson, Ky., Clarence Roberts of Island City, Ky. and Edward Lee Roberts of Lebanon and a host of nieces, nephews and close friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 1:00pm at the Stine Kilburn Funeral Home with Brother Larry Brandenburg and Dr. Roland Pendeley officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mason, Ohio. The family has requested that memorial donations be directed to Heartland Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family by signing the guest book at www.stinekilburnfuneralhome Published in The Western Star from 12/7/2006-12/14/2006.

 

Wolford, Clyde James "Jim"

Booneville, KY – Clyde James "Jim" Wolford, age 79, husband of Juanita (McIntosh) Wolford, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2012 at his residence in Booneville, KY. Jim was born in Otis, Indiana on September 1, 1933, a son of the late Warren and Grace (Atwood) Wolford. He was a retired Welder for Woodruff Construction and a Heavy Equipment Operator for Eroy & Eroy in Taylor Michigan, a member of the US Army serving during the Korean Conflict, and a member of the Thorpe Pentecostal Church in Jackson, KY. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, 2 sons; Randy Smith of Union City, TN, and David Brett Morris of Doyle, CA, 1 brother; Samuel Wolford of Leport, IN, 11 grandchildren; Tanya Morris, Devan Morris, Trevor Morris, Alex Morris, Amber Morris, Shane Chicinski, Seana Chicinski, Cheyenne Linn, Brandy Smith, Jeremy Smith, and Matthew Smith, a special friend Scott Kelian of Iowa, along with many other loving family members and friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and 1 daughter; Samanatha Morris. Funeral Services will be held at the Booneville Funeral Home, Booneville, KY at 1:00 PM on Friday, November 9, 2012 with Pastor Tony Turner officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Jim will be laid to rest in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery located in Pebworth Community of Owsley County. The Booneville Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. www.boonevillekyfuneralhome.com. 11/06/2012.

 

Woods, Emma B.

North Vernon, IN – Emma Bowling Woods, 78, passed away on February 4, 2006 at her residence after a long illness. She was born in Bowling Town in Perry Co., Kentucky on June 2, 1927, the daughter of the late Floyd and Lula Deaton Bowling and the widow of Felix Woods. She worked at the Muscatatuck State Development Center and Community Care in North Vernon, Indiana. She is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Hinkle and Joyce Davidson, both of Oneida, Kentucky and Cathy Lockhard, North Vernon, Indiana; six sons, Jimmy Woods, Columbus, Indiana, Jimmy Woods and Bobby Woods, both of Atlanta, Georgia, Grant Woods and Floyd Woods, both of North Vernon, Indiana and Felix Lane Woods, Louisville, Kentucky; 22 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers, Brown Bowling of Morning View, Kentucky, Elizah Bowling, Fairfield, Ohio and Richard Bowling, Polk City, Florida; three sisters, Edna Jones, Norwood, Ohio, Eva Dezarn, Loveland, Ohio; and June Marshall, Ricetown, Kentucky. Mrs. Woods was preceded in death by her father and mother, Floyd and Lula Bowling, her husband, Felix Woods, brothers, John, Thomas, Roy and Floyd Jr., Bowling, sisters, Lovie and Loretta, and great grandson, Kyle. Funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at the Searcy and Strong Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Woods officiating. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Burial at the Bowling Family Cemetery across from Buckhorn Lake, Buckhorn, Kentucky with Searcy and Strong Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Booneville Sentinel 2/9/2006

 

Woodward, Bonnie Lou Baker

Mrs. Bonnie Lou Woodward, age 49, passed away on July 17, 2014 at her residence after a long illness. She was born November 34d, 1964 in Clay County, KY, was the daughter of the late Tom Baker and Alma Roberts Baker, was the wife of David Woodward, was an accountant & a homemaker and was a member of the Indian Creek Presbyterian Church. Bonnie is survived by her husband: Mr. David Woodward, one daughter: Ms. Katie Woodward and one son: Mr. Logan Woodward all of Booneville, KY, a grand daughter: Katilyn Allen of Ricetown, KY, her mother: Mrs. Alma Baker of Ricetown, KY, two sisters: Mrs. Pamela Chandler and husband Larry of Cow Creek, KY and Mrs. Barbara Whitaker and husband Kevin of Booneville, KY, one brother: Mr. Tommy Jr. Baker and wife Louise of Ricetown, KY, also there are several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father: Tom Baker, a grandchild: Joshua Highfield, one sister: Charlotte McDaniel and a nephew: Neil Allen Taylor. Funeral services for Mrs. Woodward were held Monday, July 21st, 2014 at 2:00 pm with visitation on Sunday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm all at the Searcy and Strong Funeral Home. Officiating the services were the Rev. Joe Powlas and Rev. Terry Sandlin and Chaplain Paul Dyer, with the burial following in the Esau-Gabbard Cemetery at Ricetown, KY. The Searcy and Strong Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Booneville Sentinel 07/24/2014.

 

Woodward, Reba Amis

Mrs. Reba Amis Woodward, age 62, passed away August 8th, 2013 at the KY River Medical Center in Jackson following a long illness. She was born April 4th, 1951 in Owsley County, KY, was the daughter of the late Allison and Wilma Sandlin Amis, was the wife of Bill Woodward, was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Booneville, KY. Reba is survived by her husband: Mr. Bill Woodward and two sons: Mr. William Woodward and Mr. Vernon Woodward all of Booneville, KY, two sisters: Mrs. Dorothy Bowling and husband Clayton and Mrs. Phyllis Frost and husband Bobby all of Ricetown, KY, two brothers, Mr. Ronnie Amis and wife Liz of Booneville, KY and Mr. Paul Wayne Amis and wife Sarah of Newport, KY and several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents: Allison and Wilma Amis and an infant son: Brian Jeffery Woodward. Funeral services for Mrs. Woodward were held Sunday, August 11th, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Booneville with visitation on Saturday evening from 6 to 9 pm at the Searcy and Strong Funeral Home. Officiating the services was the Rev. Jerry Lacefield with the burial following in the Baker – Amis Cemetery on Grassy Branch in Owsley County, KY. The Searcy and Strong Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Booneville Sentinel 08/22/2013.

 

Wright, Cora Flannery

WRIGHT, Cora Mae Age 82 of Hamilton, went home to be with the Lord on Friday September 8, 2006 at Mercy Franciscan at Schroder. She was born on February 6, 1924 in Travelers Rest, Kentucky the daughter of the late Hubert and Audrey (Strong) Flannery. On April 11, 1942 Cora married James F. Wright in Jackson County, Kentucky and he preceded her in death on February 8, 2000. Cora was a member of the Harrison First Baptist Church, a homemaker enjoying gardening, quilting, and cooking. She also sold Avon for 20 years. Mrs. Wright is survived by her children James E. Wright and his wife Brenda of Fairfield; Betty Riffel and her husband Greg of Millville; Rev. Bobby Gene Wright and his wife Bobbie of Muncie, Indiana; and Brenda Heinrich and her husband Kevin of Hamilton. Also surviving are her siblings Jimmie Flannery of Owsley County, Kentucky; Oscar Flannery of Hamilton; Max Flannery of Lexington, Kentucky; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. Cora was also preceded in death by brothers Paul and Raygan Flannery, sister Frances Meredith, and a grandson Robby Wright. Funeral services will be held at The Webb Noonan Funeral Home, Ross Avenue at "D" Street on Monday September 11, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Ronnie Wolf and the Rev. Bobby Gene Wright officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Millville Cemetery. The family wishes to thank all the nurses and caregivers of Memory Lane at Schroder Manor for all their loving care. Published in the Hamilton Journal-News on 9/10/2006.

 

Wright, Helen Elizabeth Wilson

Helen Elizabeth Wright was born May 17, 1920 in Owsley County and departed this life May 17, 2012 at the Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Annville, being 92 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Ray & Pearl (Strong) Wilson. Helen is survived by three sons, Bruce Wright and Russell Wright both of Tyner and Lynn Wright of Cincinnati, OH. She is also survived by a brother, Harry Wilson of McKee. Helen was blessed with 15 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Helen was also preceded in death by her husband Herman Wright; by a son, Jerry Wright; by a sister, Lorrayne Garcia and by brother, Clifford Wilson. Helen was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Funeral service was held 2:00 PM Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Lakes Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Farmer and Bro. Eddy Judd officiating. Burial followed in the Flannery Cemetery. Lakes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. www.lakesfuneralhomemckee.com 05/18/2012.


 

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