Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

March 10, 2009

Obituaries March 4, 2009


Virginia Gail Porter Waddell

1941-2009

MOREHEAD - Virginia Gail Porter Waddell, age 67, of Flemingsburg Road, Morehead, went home to be with the Lord Sunday evening, March 1, at the Saint Claire Regional Medical Center, in Morehead.

Ms. Waddell was born December 6, 1941, in Elliott County, a daughter of the late Charles Cleveland "Charlie" and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Middleton Porter.

Virginia was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. She was a Christian and of the Church of God faith. Virginia was a 1961 graduate of Sandy Hook High School and was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Douglas Waddell on January 18, 2003; one brother, Bert Porter; three half-brothers, Clell Porter, infants Ed Porter and Clyde Porter; two step-brothers, Gomez Leadingham and James Mackie Leadingham; two sisters, Bonnie Porter and Glow Porter; eight half-sisters, Bess Rose, Laura Mabry, Maxine Rose, Elizabeth Bowling, Geraldine Simmons, infants, Lennie Porter, Mae Porter, Glory Porter; two step-sisters, Berlita Stevens and Glenna Jean Evans; stepmother, Nellie Brown Leadingham Porter.

She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, William and Viola Waddell of Olive Hill, Timothy and Glenna Waddell and Dana Lee Waddell all of Morehead; one daughter, Tammy Ann Fields of Elliott County; fifteen grandchildren, Kelly and husband Jeremy Benton of Clearfield, Chesla and husband Stephen Marcus of Morehead, Amanda Waddell of El Paso, Texas, Jennifer Waddell of Lancaster, Zach Fields of Sandy Hook, Channing Knipp, Chaston Knipp, Elizabeth Fields, Josh Fields, Gunnar Waddell and Gauge Waddell all of Olive Hill, Kaden Waddell and Jacob Waddell both of Morehead; her children’s father, Bill Waddell of Olive Hill; daughter-in-law, Brigitte Waddell of Olive Hill; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Glennis and Arlene Porter, Vaughn Porter, Dale and Judy Porter all of Mansfield, Ohio, Raymond "Jewel" and Garnet Porter of Elliott County; one step-brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Gail Leadingham of Lilburn, Georgia; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Joyce Ann Perry of Marion, Indiana, Eleanor and Dave Wilcox of Warrenton, Virginia; three half-sisters, Gladys Porter of Mansfield, Ohio, Dixie Manning of Muldraugh, and Faye Blizzard of Grayson; eight step-sisters and brothers-in-law, Alberta Craycraft of Lexington, Donna and Don Owens of Emerson, Alice and Rodney Kegley of Mableton, Georgia, Sharon and Don Frazier of Grahn, Connie Lemon and Vickie Mosier both of Glenmont, Ohio, Shelia and George Kiser, Rita and Clifford Roe all of Olive Hill. She also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends who will sadly miss her.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Billy T. Rice, Brother Clyde Eugene Dickerson and Brother Bobby Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Fairview Cemetery on Fairview Road in Elliott County.



Elwood “Doc” Jackson

1919-2009

GRAYSON - Elwood “Doc” Jackson, 89, of Grayson, died Wednesday evening at King’s Daughter’s Medical Center in Ashland.

He was born April 8, 1919 in Carter County, a son of the late John C. and Inez Gosney Jackson.

He was WWII Navy Veteran, a retired farmer and attended the Lindsey Chapel Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Bruce Jackson, Clifford Jackson, and Calhoun Jackson; two sisters Clara Click, and Loraine Floyd.

He is survived by his wife Alma Jackson; one son, Randy (Phyllis) Jackson, of Willard, OH; two daughters, Irma (Clyde) Rucker of Grayson, Janet (Larry) Huffman of Marion, OH; six grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

Services were conducted 2 p.m. Sunday March 1, at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by Buridena Workman and John Dean. Burial followed in the East Carter Memory Gardens.



Carolyn Sue Carroll Dyer

1950-2009

OLIVE HILL - Carolyn Sue Carroll Dyer, age 58, of Olive Hill, passed away Monday evening, February 23, at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

Ms. Dyer was born October 28, 1950, in Richland County, Ohio, a daughter of Clayton Carroll and wife Louise of Olive Hill, and the late Betty Stone Carroll.

Carolyn was a homemaker and was self-employed. She was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her father and stepmother Louise, she is survived by her companion of twenty years, Danny Fitch; one son and daughter-in-law, Jason D. and Louise Moreland of Fleming County; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Susan Novak of Lucas, Ohio, Donita and Greg Shaffer of Grayson, Bonita and Artie Johnson of Flatwoods; four grandchildren, Cody Berger, T. J. Layne, Elisha Novak and Destiny Moreland; one sister, Brenda Carroll of Soldier; three step-brothers and two step-sisters.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 27, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Dwayne Johnson and Brother Paul Fitch officiating. Burial followed in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill.

The Hitchins Volunteer Fire Department served as pallbearers.



Bertella May “Tator” Phillips Carroll

1922-2009

GRAHN - Bertella May "Tator" Phillips Carroll, age 86, of Cory Road, Grahn, passed away Monday morning, February 23, at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

Mrs. Carroll was born November 7, 1922, in Elliott County, a daughter of the late Manse and Virgie Barker Phillips.

Bertella was a homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother. She was a Christian and a member of the First Baptist Church of Olive Hill.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-five years, Carl "Pete" Carroll, January 25, 2003.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Randy Lee and Linda Carroll of Orient, Ohio; two grandsons, Brad Carroll and Tyler Carroll also of Orient, Ohio. She also leaves several nieces, nephews, other family members, church family and friends who will sadly miss her.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 27, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Mike Blankenship and Brother Mark Lilly officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Olive Hill.

Pat Carroll, Junie Carroll, Donnie Carroll, Steven Carroll, Mike Bailey, Charles Bailey and Joe Kuemin served as pallbearers.



Jim Rice

1951-2009

HITCHINS - Jim Rice, 57, of Hitchins, died Monday, February 16, in Kings Daughters Medical Center.

He was born June 20, 1951 in Lawrence Co., a son of the late Charles and Pauline Hensley Rice.

He was self-employed and was proprietor of Rice Auto Sales and J & W Excavating.

He was preceded in death by his son, Adam Rice in 2008.

His survivors include one son, Chris Rice of Hitchins; one daughter, Jeana Mendoza of Rocky Mount, NC; seven sisters, Brenda McDavid of Greenup, Judy Meadows of Grayson, Faye Adkins of Grayson, Grace Smith of Smithville, WV, Vina Miller of Ashland, Carol Ison of Ironton, OH and Kathy Rice of Grayson; three brothers, Don Rice and Walt Rice both of Grayson and Chuck Rice of Ashland; one grandson, Tommy Mendoza and one granddaughter, Marina Mendoza.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 20, at 2 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home by Bro. Bill Gullett, minister. Burial was in the Rice Family Cemetery on Davys Run.



Gladys Mae James Messer

1928-2009

OLIVE HILL - Gladys Mae James Messer, age 80, of Blueberry Ridge Road, Olive Hill, passed away Tuesday morning, February 24, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.

Mrs. Messer was born June 25, 1928, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Charlie and Charmie Campbell James.

Gladys was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a Christian and a member of the First Christian Church in Olive Hill.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by eight brothers, Ira James, Quentin James, Clyde James, Claude James, Lawrence James, Louie James, Kenneth James and Thomas James; one sister, Elizabeth James.

She is survived by her husband of sixty-two years, Laverne Messer; one son, Gregory Laverne Messer of Olive Hill; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Alice Sue Bryant of Greenville, South Carolina, Teresa Lynn and Philip LeMaster of Cane Ridge, Tennessee, Judi and Duane James of Morehead, Leslie Diane Taylor of Olive Hill; thirteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren; her best friend for life, Alice Joy Binion. She also leaves several nieces, nephews, other family member and friends who will sadly miss her.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 28, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Philip LeMaster officiating. Burial followed in the Bethel Cemetery in Olive Hill.

David Richards, Donald Stone, Eddie Poston, Colt Messer, Marc Messer, Tom Rose, Michael Lowe, Paul Bryant and James Bryant served as pallbearers.



John Jr. Hudson

1942-2009

MANSFIELD - John Jr. Hudson went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 27.

Born July 11, 1942, in Olive Hill, he moved to Mansfield, Ohio, in 1956, where he attended school and graduated from Mansfield Senior High School.

He was employed at Ontario General Motors for 30 years as a tool and die maker, then supervisor, retiring in 1992.

John is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Sylvia Ann (Casler) Hudson; four children; and six grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Lena Nadine Wilson Nolen and John Hudson; aunt, Georgia Curtis; and grandparents, Odem and Emma Garvin Wilson.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors with Pastor Rhett Butler officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery.



Lori Stidham Saunders

1970-2009

MONROE, OH - Lori Stidham Saunders, 38, of Monroe, OH, formally of Grayson, departed this life Friday, February 20, in Tampa, FL.

She was born March 9, 1970 in Ashland, a daughter of Bueford “Boots” and Tina Uhler Stidham of Grayson.

She was employed with Podiatry of Hamilton, a graduate of East Carter High School in 1988, a member of the Bagby Memorial Methodist Church and a member of the Ashland Area EMMAUS Community.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Haskell and Elsie Kouns Stidham; and Maternal Grandfather, Robert Uhler.

In addition to her parents she is survived by one son, Gavin Saunders and a daughter, Sutton Saunders of Monroe OH; two brothers, Scott and wife Kim Stidham of Harrison, OH and Marty and wife, Carlene Stidham of Grayson; maternal grandmother, Stella Uhler of Grayson; two nephews, Tanner and Cade Stidham of Grayson; two nieces, Whitney Stidham of Grayson and Shelby Stidham of Harrison, OH.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 25, at 1 p.m. at the Bagby Memorial Methodist Church with Brad Smart, officiating. Burial followed in the East Carter County Memorial Gardens.

Malone Funeral Home in Grayson was charge of arrangements.



Robert Selby Dummitt

1949-2009

VANCEBURG - Robert Selby Dummitt, age 59, of Dorothy Lane, Vanceburg, passed away Monday evening, February 23, at his residence.

Mr. Dummitt was born June 29, 1949, in Monroe, Michigan, a son of Dorothy Anna Hnot Dummitt of Vanceburg, and the late Selby Dummitt.

Robert was disabled.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, at Morgan Cemetery in Lewis County, with Brother Clyde Holbrook officiating.

Globe Funeral Chapel in Camp Dix, is in charge of all the arrangements.



Virgil Lee Hobbs

1942-2009

MAYSVILLE - Virgil Lee Hobbs, age 66, of Maysville, passed away Wednesday, February 18, at Meadow View Regional Medical Center in Maysville.

Mr. Hobbs was born April 14, 1942, in Lewis County, a son of the late Wilford and Opal Mae McCleese Hobbs.

Virgil was self-employed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Hobbs and Roy Gene Hobbs; a half-brother, Kendall Hobbs.

He is survived by one son, Raymond Dole of Maysville; three daughters, Lisa Jett and Kelly Dole both of Maysville and Kelly Adams of Georgia; six brothers, Gary Hobbs, Kenneth Hobbs, Jack Hobbs, James Hobbs and Willie Hobbs all of Vanceburg and Roger Hobbs of Aberdeen, Ohio; three sisters, Nancy Carrington and Marlene Williamson both of Vanceburg and Darlene Barker of Bucyrus, Ohio.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 26, at Black Oak Cemetery in Lewis County, with Brother Tony Corns officiating.

Globe Funeral Chapel in Camp Dix, is in charge of all the arrangements.



Cecil Medley

1925-2009

BIDWELL – Cecil Medley, 83, of Bidwell, formerly of Olive Hill, passed away Saturday, February 21, in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va.

Cecil was born December 20, 1925 in Greenup.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. February 26, in the Cremeens Funeral Chapel. Burial followed on the Medley family plot in the Eagle Cemetery in Olive Hill.



Elwood Maynard

1932-2009

RUSH - Elwood Maynard, 76, of Rush, died Wednesday, February 25, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

He was born August 28, 1932 in Pike County.

Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m. Sunday, March 1, at the Apple Orchard Old Regular Baptist Church at Varney by Richard Lowe, Richard Staton, and Jerry Overstreet. Burial followed in the Apple Orchard Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson and the Community Funeral Home in Pikeville.



Juanita Riley

1924-2009

DAYTON, OH – Juanita Riley, 84, of Dayton, Ohio passed away February 14, in Dayton, Ohio.

Juanita was born October 31, 1924 in Carter County.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, February 19 at Dayton National Cemetery, in Dayton, Ohio, with Pastor Rob Wackerman.