Yarber, Bessie Marie Neeley
Mrs. Bessie Marie Yarber, age 74, passed away February 6th, 2014 at her residence following a short illness. She was born January 7th, 1940 in Owsley County, KY, was the daughter of the late Chelcy and Callie Neeley, was the wife of Jessie Yarber, was a homemaker and member of the Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Yarber is survived by her husband; Mr. Jessie Yarber of Booneville, KY, four daughters; Mrs. Linda Ratliff and husband Hershel, Mrs. Carolyn Moore and husband Smiley, Mrs. Pam Hunter and husband Bobby all of Booneville, KY and Ms. Brenda Yarber of McKee, KY. Seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, a special sister-in-law; Mrs. Ann Blanton and husband Cecil of Richmond, KY. Also two brothers, Mr. Ronnie Neeley and wife Joyce and Mr. Bobby Neeley and wife Ann all of Booneville, KY, two sisters; Mrs. Phyllis Ratliff and husband Johnny and Mrs. Violet Marshall all of Booneville, KY and several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; Chelcy and Callie Neeley, a son; Danny Ray Yarber, two sisters; Wanda Neeley and Doris Gumm and a brother; Donald Joe Neeley. Funeral services for Mrs. Yarber were held Sunday, February 9th, 2014 at 2:00 PM with visitation on Saturday evening from 6 to 9 PM all at the Searcy and Strong Funeral Home. Officiating the services were the Reverend Freddy Berry and the Reverend Harold Hayes with the burial following in the Ratliff Cemetery at Sturgeon in Owsley County, KY. The Searcy and Strong Funeral Home was in charge of all the arrangements. Booneville Sentinel 02/13/2014.
Richmond, KY – Cline Yarber, 59, of Oakley Wells Road, Richmond, died Monday, June 12, 2006, in Parkview Nursing Home in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born on December 22, 1946, in Owlsey County, Kentucky, the son of the late Earl and Mabel Biggs Yarber. He was a former employee of Hillenmeyer Nurseries and a member of the Baptist church. He was preceded in death by: one sister, Pauline Gregory; two brothers, Eddie Yarber and Ray Yarber; and one grandson, Alec Todd Cambron. Mr. Yarber is survived by: his wife, Kathleen Blanton Yarber; one son, James Cline Yarber (Shelly) of Irvine; two daughters, Rebecca Lee Yarber of Richmond, and Lisa Cambron (Todd) of Louisville; six brothers, Lester Yarber of Shelbyville, Donnie Yarber of Owsley County, and Mike Yarber, Johnny Yarber, David Yarber and Shelby Yarber, all of Richmond; four sisters, Mary Callahan and Wanda Richmond, both of Richmond, Joyce Rogers of Arkansas, and Christine Pittman of Georgetown; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, 328 West Main St., Richmond, with the Rev. Arthur Ray officiating. Burial will follow in Flatwoods Cemetery at Waco. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Submitted by Dr. D. L. Brewer
Mable B. Yarber, 82, of Richmond died Monday evening at Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center. She was born in Owsley County on Sept. 27, 1918, to the late Willie and Shrilda Gibson Biggs. She was a homemaker, a member of the Holiness faith and the widow of Earl Yarber. Survivors include seven sons, Lester Yarber of Shelby County, Cline Yarber of Madison County, Donnie Yarber of Lee County, Mike Yarber of Estill County, Johnny Yarber and David Yarber, both of Richmond, and Shelby Yarber of Scott County; four daughters, Christina Pittman of Scott County, and Wanda Richmond, Joyce Rogers and Mary Callahan, all of Richmond; 30 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four children, Pauline Gregory, Eddie Yarber, Ray Yarber and Vernon Yarber; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Cecil Burns officiating. Burial will be at the Yarber family cemetery in Owsley County. Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Jerry Richmond, Brian Richmond, Robert Callahan, Greg Kelly and Michael Yarber. Submitted by Dr. D. L. Brewer (DOD July 16, 2001)
Mr. Charlie Yazell, 77, of Batavia, Ohio, passed away June 10, 2011 at the Hospice Care Center in Cincinnati following a long illness. He was born May 16, 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio, was the son of the late William and Carrie Conway Yazell, was the husband of Wilma Addison Yazell, one son; Mr. Charlie Jr. Yazell, two daughters: Ms. Nancy Yazell and Ms. Janet Yazell all of Batavia, Ohio and 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister: Mrs. Vanessa Yazell of Colorado. Three sister-in-laws: Mrs. Carolyn Addison of Batavia, Ohio; Mrs. Rosie Addison of Booneville, KY, Mrs. Selma Fernschild of Stanton, KY; and one brother-in-law; Mr. Calvin Addison of Grossback, Ohio. Funeral services for Mr. Yazell are set for Wednesday, June 15, 2011 with visitation starting at 12 noon. Funeral at 2:00 p.m. all at the Searcy and Strong Funeral Home with the Rev. Rob Morgan officiating with the burial following in the Rowland Cemetery in Lee County, KY. The Searcy and Strong Funeral Home in Booneville is in charge of all arrangements. Booneville Sentinel June 15, 2011.
Bedford, KY – Lonnie Yeary, 56, passed away on Monday afternoon, December 10, 2007 at 2:31 P.M. at the University of Kentucky Hospital Chandler Medical Center in Lexington, KY. He was born January 3, 1951 in Oneida, Clay County, KY to Aster Zack and Edith Bowling Yeary. He was a retired chemical operator for Arkema (formerly AtoChem and M&T Chemical) in Carrollton, KY. Lonnie also was a certified EMT having served on the Carroll County Ambulance Service in years past, was a certified HAZMAT Technician and received awards for his work with HAZMAT. He volunteered for Hospice of the Bluegrass, was an avid fisherman and enjoyed woodworking and restoring old buildings and furniture. He was a member of the Worthville Christian Church and a member of the Board of Directors of the Faith Hill Community Center in Booneville, Owsley County, KY. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Gayle Moore Yeary, two daughters, Betty Yeary Abner of Owenton, KY and Tina Logan of Lawrenceburg, KY; two step-sons, Kevin Poe and Darren Poe of Bedford, KY; two sisters, Naomia Baker of Dayton, OH and Bertis (George) Hudson of Worthville, KY; three brothers, Charles (Mary) Yeary of Carrollton, KY, William (Barbara) Yeary of Carrollton, KY and Wayne (Pamela) Yeary of Worthville, KY; four grandchildren, Elisha Harper, Mallorie Abner and Timothy Gibson II, all of Owenton, KY and Haley Logan of Lawrenceburg, KY. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, a sister, Ann Dempsey and a brother, Larry Yeary. Services were held on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home, Carrollton, KY. Visitation was held from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2007 at the funeral home. Rev. Joel Santos officiated the funeral. Interment at Dallasburg Masonic Cemetery, Wheatley, KY. Pallbearers were Eddie Yeary, Charles Yeary, Wayne Yeary, George Hudson, James Dempsey and Danny Caudill. Honorary pallbearers were Darren and Kevin Poe, Paul and Robbie Baker and Freddy Caudill. Memorial Gifts may take the form of contributions to the Worthville Christian Church in care of the funeral home. www.tandy-eckler-rileyfuneralhome.com December 13, 2007; Booneville Sentinel December 20, 2007.
Yeary, Mary Lee Gross
Mary Lee Yeary, 68, of Carrollton, Ky., died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Ky. She was born July 20, 1946, in Owsley County, Ky., to Marble and Henrietta Reynolds Gross. She was a homemaker. She attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Yeary; one daughter, Mary Lynn "Sissy" Lozier of Louisville, Ky.; two sons, Christopher S. Yeary of Carrollton, Ky., and Charles "Chuck" Yeary of Hebron, Ky.; four brothers, John C. Gross of Sand Gap, Ky., Lowell Gross of Worthville, Ky., Randall Gross of Versailles, and Wallace Gross of Worthville, Ky.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, Wanda Peters, Vivian Jackson, Barbara Hartsock, Aliey Stewart and Catherine Trosper; and two brothers, Ernest Gross and Clarence Gross. No services are planned. Cremation was chosen. Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky., is in charge of arrangements. www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com 02/26/2015.
Booneville, KY – Harold York, 65, of Route 1, passed away July 25, 2008 at the Kentucky River Medical Center in Jackson, KY after a short illness. He was affiliated with the Baptist Church and he was a veteran who served in the Viet Nam War. Mr. York was retired from General Motors. He was born on January 28, 1943 in Perry County, KY to Willie and Georgia Bowling York. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Pamela Kyle York of Booneville, KY; two daughters, Kimberly Felme, Fraser, Michigan and Sherri Delano, Roseville, Michigan; four grandchildren, Alyssa, Matthew, Joey and Kayli; a brother, Earl York of Buckhorn, KY and a sister, Rose Mary Couch of London, KY; several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2008 at the Searcy and Strong Funeral Home. Funeral services on Monday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Leslie Abner officiating. Burial in the York Family Cemetery at Buckhorn, KY with Searcy and Strong Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Booneville Sentinel July 30, 2008.
York, Vera Ruby
Vera York was born February 13, 1928 in Owsley County and departed this Monday, November 05, 2007 at the Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Annville, being 79 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Andrew Ruby and Letha (Lynch) & Elby Whicker. Vera is survived by two daughters- Sheila Hartsock of Tyner, KY and Shirley Boggs of Lexington, KY and by a son- Charles York and his wife Wanda of Norwood, Ohio. She was blessed with 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. In addition to her father, mother and step-father, Vera was preceded in death by her husband Green York; by a son- Don York and by a brother- Vincent Lynch. Vera was a member of the Blackwater Baptist Church #1. Funeral service was held 2:00 PM Thursday, November 8, 2007 at Lakes Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Farmer, Bro. Doug Tankersley and Bro. Tim Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the Spurlock Cemetery at Tyner. Lakes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. www.lakesfuneralhome.com
Young, Connie Lynn Seale
Booneville, KY – Connie Lynn Seale Young, 49, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at the Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, TN. She was born December 20, 1957 in Lee County, KY to Conley and Lena Abshear Seale. She was a former homemaker and a farmer. Along with her parents, she is survived by three sons, Robbie, Richard and Neal Young, all of Booneville, KY; and three grandchildren, Hannah, Zachary and Kirsten. She is also survived by three brothers, Douglas Eugene Seale of Lerose, KY, Donald Edwin Seale of Booneville, KY and Gary Wayne Seale of Lerose, KY; four sisters, Doris June Walling-Priest of Franklin, OH, Vonda Kay Smith of Lawrenceburg, IN, Vickie Anne Gipson of London, KY and Sheila Fay Hacker of Lerose, KY; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a son, James Eric Young. Funeral services held Saturday, March 24, 2007, at 12 noon, at the Booneville Funeral Home, with Rev. Jerry Lacefield officiating. Visitation was held on Friday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Burial in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Booneville, KY with the Booneville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Booneville Sentinel March 29, 2007.
Young, Lovis Brewer-Venable
Those of us with roots in the Travellers Rest Community of Owsley County have lost a dear friend and good neighbor. On the 19th of November in 2009, Lovis Brewer-Venable Young died at the Birchwood Care Center in Hamilton, Ohio. Lovis was born in Travellers Rest on January 11, 1918 to Edna Brewer and Andrew Venable. She was the granddaughter of John C. and Nancy Ann Venable Brewer. When Lovis mother moved to Hamilton in search of work, Lovis stayed in Travellers Rest with her grandparents. The family lived across the road from the Mill Rocks. Her grandpa and W.P. Minter ran a grist mill on Sturgeon Creek and gave this part of that stream its name-“The Mill Rocks”. This was the favorite swimming hole for the young folk growing up in Travellers Rest. Lovis like most of us attended both the Presbyterian and Methodist Churches of Travellers Rest and attended the Travellers Rest School where the renowned Taft Botner was her teacher. In Hamilton, Lovis attended the Horseshoe Bend Baptist Church. On August 22, 1934, Lovis married Joe Young, the son of James and Lulu Herd Young. To that union four daughters were born, Lu Ann, Janet, Mamie, and Rosalee. The first three daughters were born at Travellers Rest and Rosalee was born after the family moved to Hamilton, Ohio. In the early 1950’s, Joe found employment in Hamilton and the family moved from Travellers Rest. Lu Ann who was a senior at Owsley County High School stay with her grandmother Young and graduated before joining her family in Hamilton. Once her children were in school, Lovis worked at various jobs in Hamilton and retired from Wright-Burnett Brush Factory. In her spare time Lovis enjoyed gardening, playing the organ at church, raising pretty flowers, cooking and quilting. Cooking may have been her favorite pastime. One of her daughters once told me that when Mother got upset about something, she would start cooking. Many of us have enjoyed the finished products of her cooking. As a child, I spent many nights with her daughters and remember all the good meals that came from her kitchen. She never missed a Travellers Rest School Reunion and always brought enough food to feed an army. Several of us always looked forward to her green beans and chicken with dumplings at those reunions. Lovis attended her last reunion of that group in September of 2009. Those who attend the Travellers Rest-Owsley County Reunion in Northern Kentucky will miss her cheery disposition and smile at our next gathering. Lovis is survived by her four daughters, nine grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Ethel Minter Venable. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe on the 5 of May 1996, her mother, father, a sister, Beulah and her brother, Ragon Venable. Her funeral was Nov. 24 in Hamilton with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery in Hamilton.
Young, Monjoy Nancy Sandlin
Mrs. Monjoy N. Young, age 80, passed away August 4th, 2013 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, KY following a long illness. She was born February 18th, 1933 in Owsley County, KY, was the daughter of the late Oliver and Della Baker Sandlin, was a homemaker and a member of the Grassy Branch Baptist Church. Mrs. Young is survived by four sons: Mr. Bobby Young and wife Shirley of Little Rock, Arkansas; Mr. Stevie Young and wife Robin of Frankfort, KY; Mr. Mike Young and wife Joni of Booneville, KY and Mr. Gary Young and wife Paula of Wilmore, KY, five daughters: Mrs. Lora Eversole and husband John of Booneville, KY; Mrs. Bonnie Perry of Frankfort, KY; Mrs. Thelma Kennedy and husband Curtis of San Antonio, TX; Mrs. Darlene Wilson and husband David of Booneville, KY and Mrs. Rose Pierson and husband Sean of Richmond, KY, 20 grandchildren: Kenneth, Corey, Bobby J., Brooke, Steven, Levi, Hunter, Alyssa, Justin, Alex, Brandon and Travis Young, John Christopher and Jerrad Michael Eversole, Cindy House, Kenny Wayne Burns, Dustin Wilson, Phillip Ranck, Ayden and Logan Pierson, and seven great grandchildren: Richard Lee, Steven and Adriaen Young, Alexa Jade Dunn Eversole, Brent House, Brian Woods and Rory Kingdon Hansen. Also surviving is one brother: Mr. Elza Sandlin of Newport, KY and several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Monjoy was preceded in death by her parents: Oliver and Della Sandlin; a son, Robert Young, Jr., three brothers: Estill, Allison and Harlan Sandlin and three sisters: Wilma Amis, Rosalie English and Gwendolyn Baker. Funeral services for Mrs. Young were held Wednesday August 7th, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Booneville, KY with the visitation on Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 pm at the Searcy and Strong Funeral Home. Officiating the service were the Rev. Terry Sandlin and Rev. Joe Powlas with the burial following in the Chesnut Gap Cemetery in Booneville, KY. Pallbearers were: John Christopher and Jerrad M. Eversole, Dustin Wilson, Phillip Ranck, Travis, Brandon and Justin Young. Honorary pallbearers: Ayden and Logan Pierson and Steven Young. The Searcy and Strong Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Booneville Sentinel 08/15/2013.
Young, Stanley Wayne
Booneville – Stanley Wayne Young, age 40, and husband of Vicky (Sandlin) Young, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015 from injuries sustained in a trucking accident in London, KY. Stanley was born in Irvine, Kentucky on June 12, 1975, a son of Anna (Peters) and the late Stanley Young. He was a truck driver for Dunaway Trucking in Beattyville, KY. He is survived by his wife Vicky, his mother Anna and stepfather Freddie Turner, grandmother Flossie Peters, 3 daughters; Savannah (Travis) Bennett, Madison Young and Brianna Young all of Booneville, KY,1 stepdaughter; Amber Reeves of Booneville, KY,1 stepson; Troy Reeves of Nicholasville, KY, 2 brothers; Jack (Dianne) Young of Union, KY, and William Tyler Parker of Booneville, KY, 7 sisters; Ila Mae (Brown) Marshall of Tyner, KY, Ruby Marshall, Ruth (Junior) Peters, Dorothy (Kenny) Shouse, Julie (Kenny) Combs, Irene (Donald) Tutt, and Janice Evans all of Booneville, KY, 1 grandchild; Pressley Harper Bennett, along with a host of nieces and nephews, and many other loving relatives and friends. Stanley was preceded in death by his father Stanley, grandfather; Archie Lee Peters, 1 brother; Tony Young, and 1 brother in law James Marshall. Visitation will be held Monday, October 26, 2015 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home. The Booneville Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. www.boonevillekyfuneralhome.com 10/27/2015.
Mr. Tony Young, 36, passed away January 15, 2013 at his residence in Breathitt County following a sudden illness. He was born July 18, 1976 in Estill County, KY, was the son of the late Stanley Young & Anna Peters Turner, was the husband of Tina Stamper Young, was a laborer and was a member of the Booneville First Baptist Church. Tony is survived by his wife; Mrs. Tina Jo Young of Buckhorn, KY, one daughter; Ms. Natalie Grace Young of Buckhorn, KY, three sons; Mr. Tony Wayne Young of Beattyville, KY, Mr. Travis Stanley Lewis & wife Starr and Mr. Trever Dominic Edward Lewis all of Booneville, KY, one grand-daughter; Ariel Lewis of Booneville, KY, his mother & step-father; Mrs. Anna & Freddy Turner of Booneville, KY, his mother-in-law; Mrs. Wanda Helton Hoagland of Buckhorn, KY, and a special niece; Ms. Brittany Herald of Booneville, KY; also there are three brothers; Mr. Stanley Young, Jr. & Mr. Tyler Parker of Booneville, KY and Mr. Jack Young and wife Diana of Florence, KY; seven sisters: Mrs. Julia Combs & husband Kenneth, Mrs. Dorothy Shouse & husband Kenny, Mrs. Ruby Marshall & husband James, Mrs. Ruth Ann Peters & husband Jr. all of Booneville, KY; Mrs. Irene Tutt & husband Donald, Mrs. Janice Evans & husband Doug all of Beattyville, KY and Mrs. Ila Mae Marshall & husband James of McKee, KY and several nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Stanley Young. Funeral services for Mr. Young were held Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM with visitation on Friday evening after 5:00 PM at the Cow Creek Pentecostal Church. Officiating the services was the Brother Leslie Abner with the burial in the Chestnut Gap Cemetery (Booneville, KY). Pallbearers were; Gary Stepp, Terry and Kenneth Craig, James Riley, David and Billy Deaton and James Bennett. The Searcy and Strong Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Booneville Sentinel 01/24/2013.
Young, Wallace Courtney
Mr. Wallace Courtney Young, 90, passed away February 20, 2016 at the V. A. Medical Center in Lexington, KY, following a brief illness. He was born March 7, 1925 in Owsley County, KY, was the son of the late Richard and Lucy Bowman Young, was the husband of Linda Shoemaker Young, was a retired bus driver and custodian for the Owsley County School System, was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and attended the Foundation Head Baptist Church and Indian Creek Presbyterian Church. Mr. Young is survived by his wife: Mrs. Linda Young of Booneville, KY, one daughter: Mrs. Angie Marshall and husband Dan and one son: Mr. Kirk Shoemaker and wife Donna all of Booneville,, KY, seven grandchildren: Mr. Dwayne Shoemaker and wife Lindsey, Mrs. Abby Gabbard and husband Steven, Ms. Sajen Shoemaker, Ms. Chelsea Marshall, Ms. Makala Marshall, Ms. Alana Marshall and Ms. Paisley Marshall and three great-grandchildren: Breanna, Jordan and Sadie Shoemaker. Also there are several relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Lucy Young, three brothers: Walker, Charlie and Hubert Young and four sisters: Bessie Young, Florence Owen, Lizzie Barrett and Flora Terry. Funeral services for Mr. Young were held Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM with the visitation on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 PM all at the Searcy & Strong Funeral Home. Officiating the services was the Rev. Terry Sandlin with the burial and full military rites following in the Esau-Gabbard Cemetery at Ricetown, KY. The Searcy & Strong Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Booneville Sentinel 02/24/2016.