Charles Dexter Howard
1930 – 2010
JEFFERSONVILLE – Charles Dexter Howard, 79, of Fox Road, Jeffersonville, passed away Jan. 4, at his residence.
Born Dec. 4, 1930, in Lee County, he was the son of the late Alex and Florence Combs Howard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Vice.
Dexter is survived by his wife, Wilma Jean Trimble Howard; a daughter, Kim Sallie and husband J.R.; a son, Rick Howard and wife Joy; and two grandsons, Ryan Sallie and Noah Sallie, all of Jeffersonville.
Other survivors include a sister, Mary Vice of Lexington, a half sister, Jean Stivings of Ohio; an uncle, Bob Howard of Mt. Sterling, and several nieces and nephews.
Dexter served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a retired farmer and member and deacon of the Macedonia Baptist Church.
Funeral services were Jan. 7, a the Macedonia Baptist Church with Brother Kevin Strausbaugh and William Rogers officiating. Burial followed in Machpelah Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jimmy Jolly, Lonnie Anderson, Raymond Knox, Bruce Witt, Ben Howard, David Towles, Barkley Gibson, Anthony Thomas, Bill Platt, Billy Calvert, Sam Dunn, Jimmy Smith, Seldon Pelfrey, and Tommy Pritchard.
Honorary Pallbearers: Trigger Barnes, Lawrence Mapel, Billy Ray Barnett, Taylor Murphy, Ricky Berry, Bill Shoemaker, Tommy Murphy, Stanley Anderson, Waylon Dicken, Harold W. Whitt, Jim Skidmore, Harold Staton, Charles Larison, Donnie Carpenter, Roy Larison, Larry Thompson, Billy Reed, and Reese Anderson.
Arrangements were under the direction of Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, in Morehead.
Marlin Edward Carpenter
1949 – 2010
VANCEBURG – Marlin Edward Carpenter, 60, of Vanceburg, passed away Jan. 4, at his sisters residence in Charters, Ky.
Mr. Carpenter was born, October 18, 1949, in Gallion, Ohio, a son of the late Carl and Rosie McCoy Carpenter.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son; Marlin Edward Carpenter Jr. two brothers; Mark Vernon Carpenter and Carl Ezra Carpenter.
Marlin was self employed as a Farmer and Logger. He also was of the Pentecostal Faith.
Survivors includes his wife of twenty-one years; Connie Mason Carpenter; two sons; Eddie Carpenter of Vanceburg, Michael Edward Carpenter of Flemingsburg, three daughters and sons-in-law; Jennifer Lynn Zed of Mt. Sterling, Angel and Donald Rison and Patty Carpenter both of Vanceburg, two grandchildren; six brothers and sisters-in-law; Gary and Pat Carpenter; Kenneth and Minnie Carpenter; Robin and Betty Carpenter all of Vanceburg, Allen and Rosetta Carpenter; Bill and Karen Carpenter; Fred and Connie Carpenter all of Flemingsburg, six sisters and brothers-in-law; Thelma and Jack Darlington; Annie and Tommie Reid; Donna and David Landsaw all of Flemingsburg, Brenda and Billy Joe Cropper; Liz and Tim Cushard all of Vanceburg, Kentucky and Fredia Jarrells of Sharpsburg.
He also leaves several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.
Funeral service were held Jan. 7, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Camp Dix, Ky. with Brother John Hamilton officiating. Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery on Holly Road in Lewis County.
Nelson Blevins, Carlos Tackett, James Jarrells, Billy Joe Cropper, Tommie Reid and Kenny Wilson served as pallbearers.
Condolences may be sent to www.globefc.com
Lewis “Lude” Moore
1925 – 2010
RUSH – Lewis “Lude” Moore, 84, of Rush, Died Jan. 6, at Boyd County Nursing and Rehab Center in Ashland, following and extended illness. He was born Feb. 9, 1925 on Straight Creek in Boyd County, a son of the late John Moore and Amanda Adams Moore. Lewis was a self-employed Roofer.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers; Carl Moore, Andrew Moore, Luther Moore; Three sisters May Moore Evans, Gladis Moore, and Ethel Moore.
He is survived by his wife Bertha Mae Moore, three sons, Terry Moore and His wife Victoria Rose Moore, Robert Rice and his wife Ruth Fryer, Kevin Rice; one daughter Tonya Rice and her husband Carl Hall; two brothers John Jr. Moore and Lindsey Moore; one sister Phyllis Moore; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted Jan. 8, at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by John Moore. Burial followed at Cribbs Hill Cemetery.
The family would also like to extend a special thanks to Community Hospice for their kind service.
Online Condolences may be sent to www.sparksfh.com
1923 – 2010
GRAYSON – Elwood Webb, 86, of Circleville Ohio, formerly of Grayson, died Jan 9, at his home while surrounded by loved ones.
He was born Oct. 17, 1923 in Webbville, son of Charles H. and Flora Belle (Roberts) Webb. He was retired from US Steel and the United States Navy where he was rank of Seaman 1st Class.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Elwood Webb Jr. brothers, Clifford, Grover, Denver, and Woodrow Webb, and sisters, Effie Thompson, Wilma Weaver, and Ruby Webb.
He was survived by daughter, Flora (Cookie) Webb, Brothers, Chester Webb and Charles Jr (Iva) Webb and many Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews. Special caregiver, Aaron and Julie Marshall (great niece), and their daughters Mayci, Karly, and special buddy Halle.
Funeral services will be conducted Jan. 13 at Malone Funeral Home by the Rev. Rodger K. Tatman. Burial will be at the Webb Family Cemetery.
Concolences may be sent to Malone Funeral Home. www.malonefuneralhome.com
Mary Blanche Harmon
1937 – 2010
FLATWOODS – Mary Blanche Harmon, 72, of Flatwoods, died Jan 6, at Oakmont Manor in Flatwoods following an extended illness. Graveside services were conducted. Preston Family Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Clyde M. Newman
1922 - 2010
ASHLAND – Clyde Milford Newman, 87, of Ashland, died Jan. 8, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.
Clyde was born Sept. 25, 1922 at Boyd County, a son of the late John Bernard and Mary Elizabeth Fannin Newman. Clyde was the retired pastor of Kenwood Baptist Church, former general manager of the Canteen Corporation, and a U.S. Army veteran.
His church and family were his life. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Anna Katheryn Kouns Newman in 2006.
Surviving include a daughter: Rebecca Picarello and husband Carmine of Westport, Conn.two sons: James Newman and wife Cecilia of Ashland, KY and Paul Newman and wife Linda of Ashland. seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Funeral Services were Jan.12, at the Preston Family Funeral Home by Rev. Joe Tatsak and Rev. Dallas Sutton.
Burial followed in the Newman Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.prestonfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Contributions in Clyde’s memory may be made to the Two Hearts Pregnancy Care Center, 2200 29th Street, Ashland, Ky 41101.
Belva Charlene Holbrook
1915 – 2010
GRAYSON – Angels escorted Belva Charlene Holbrook, 94 of Grayson, to her Heavenly home, on Jan. 7, at Carter Nursing and Rehab.
She was born June 2, 1915 at Jeriel, a daughter of the late John and Lillian Ratcliff Stamper.
She was a devouted Christian for more than 50 years and a Charter Member of the Grayson Freewill Baptist Church,also she was a Homemaker and loving Mother and Grandmother.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Lev Holbrook; and one sister Nell.
She is survived by two sons, Delmas Holbrook and his wife Wilma of Grayson, William Randall (Buddy) Holbrook of Grayson; two daughters, Gay Flaugher of Grayson, and Louise “Hootie” Carroll of Athens, Ala. ten grandchildren, Patrick Holbrook, Cheryl Bradford, Tony Marshall, Beverly Walker, Brad Marshall, Glen Marshall, Jessica Evans, Jodi Carroll-Adkins, Jamie Carroll and Randall Scott Holbrook; 25 Great-grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
Services were conducted Jan. 10, at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by Lucian Watts.
Burial followed in the East Carter County Memory Gardens, with Grandsons and Great-Grandsons serving as Pallbearers.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sparksfh.com
James William “Bill” Miller
1941 – 2010
GRAYSON – James William “Bill” Miller, 68 of Grayson went to be with his Lord Jan. 9.
He was born March 12, 1941 in Carter County, a son of the late George and Kate Greer Miller. He attended the Huff Run Community Church and was retired from Hitchins General Refectories.
He was preceded in death by one sister Elizabeth Prichard in 1998. Surviving are his wife of 25 years Mary Helen Boggs Miller; one step-son Lynuel Conn of Elliott County, one step daughter Jonya Shoffner of Tennessee; two sisters Madge Rogers and Wanda Sullivan both of Columbus, Ohio, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Funeral services were conducted at the Malone Funeral Home by Randy Binion, minister.
Burial was in the Miller Family Cemetery on Fields Branch.
Condolences may be sent to www.malonefuneralhome.com.
Virgil Dean Billman
1942 – 2010
VANCEBURG – Virgil Dean Billman, 68, of State Highway 59 Vanceburg, passed away Jan. 8, at the Meadoview Regional Medical Center in Maysville,
Mr. Billman was born, Jan.1, 1942, in Lewis County, a son of the late Earl and Louella Reis Billman.
Virgil worked for the Lewis County Highway Road Department as a Equipment Operator for ten years. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister; Mary Lou Widera. His Father-in-law and Mother-in-law whom he loved dearly; Herbert and Minnie Blevins.
Survivors include his wife of forty-one years, Norma Blevins Billman; two brothers, Harold Billman and Joe Billman both of Vanceburg, four sisters-in-law and husbands; Betty and Darrell Edington; Linda and Bo Carver; Barb and Mike Richmond; Teresa and Roger Lewis all of Vanceburg, five brothers-in-law and wives; Bill and Sandy Blevins; Dean and Trina Blevins; Danny and Debbie Blevins; Rick and Connie Blevins and Tony Blevins all of Vanceburg, He also leaves several nieces, nephews, cousins other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.
Funeral services were held Jan.11, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Camp Dix, Ky. with Brother Jerry Blevins and Brother John Lewis officiating. Burial followed in the Vergne Cemetery in Vanceburg, Ky.
Billy Blevins, Mark Blevins, Chris Carver, Victor Christy, Marc Adams and Paul Swearingen served as pallbearers.
Condolences may be sent to www.globefc.com
Sasha Rae Brown
GRAYSON – Sasha Rae Brown, of Grayson, died suddenly from injuries sustained following a car accident on Jan. 6.
Sasha was born May 13, 1981 to Tracy and Cheri Brown of Grayson. She graduated from East Carter High School in 1999 and continued on to receive a BA degree in Criminology from Morehead State University in 2003. She was a member of the First Church of Christ of Grayson.
Sasha was known for her deep respect and abiding love for all people and animals. In addition to her many cats and dogs that she loved and cared for as her own children, she also rescued everything from a litter of opossums to a baby bobcat. Sasha was a caring, giving person and her last gift was life to people she did not know.
In addition to her parents, Sasha is survived by a brother, Derek Lee Brown. Surviving also are her grandparents Harry and Patty Brown of Grayson, Roberta Waggoner of Ashland, and William E. Waggoner of Grayson.
Sasha also cared for a child very special to her, Jace Jones, that she dearly loved.
In memory of her great love for animals, it is requested that in lieu of flowers, perhaps a donation to the Central Ky. Wildlife Rehab would be a more fitting memorial to Sasha. KyWildlife.org. Central Kentucky Wildlife Rehab, 2571 Ironworks Rd. Georgetown, KY 40324.
Sasha will be missed by a host of family, friends and pets.
Funeral services were conducted Jan.10, at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Kyle Burchett and Tim Nischan, officiating. Burial was in the Everman Cemetery.
Condolences can be made to the family at www.malonefuneralhome.com
Fern Geneva Burchett Cooper
1914 – 2010
CORYDON IND – Fern Geneva Burchett Cooper, 95, passed away Jan. 5, at Indian Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Cooper was born Nov.15, 1914 at Olive Hill, to the late Roland Tucker and Bessie B. Crawford Burchett, retired owner and operator of Marca Mae Shoppe in Olive Hill and a member of the Olive Hill Church of the Nazarene.
Surviving one Daughter, Melinda Stark (Bud) of Corydon, Indiana. One Brother, Robert Gene Burchett (Glenna) of Olive Hill.
Grandchildren was Benjamin, Joseph & Christopher Stark Meleah Coogle & Gina Burton, four Great-Grandchildren, Emily Hentz, Cora Coogle, Keaton & Connor Burton.
Memorial service were Jan.16, at First Christian Church, Olive Hill, with Rev. David Gee officiating. Interment in Garvin Ridge Cemetery, Olive Hill.
Swarens Funeral Home, Ramsey, Indiana was in charge of the arrangements.
Dr. John D Horton
1952 – 2009
LOUISVILLE – Dr. John D. Horton II, died unexpectedly on Dec. 25, of heart problems at his home in Louisville.
John was born Aug. 10, 1952 in Grayson. He received his elementary high school education in Jefferson Co, East Lansing, Michigan and Minneapolis Minnesota. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law and the University of Louisville School of Medicine. At the time of his death, he was associated with Park Duvalle Community Health Center in Taylorsville, Ky.
John was an avid UK Basketball fan and relished discussions of sports and politics with a group of special friends on Sunday nights.
John is survived by his parents, Marvin B. and Imogene H. Horton of Prospect, a sister Lauren Lisa Horton of Irving, Texas, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were held Dec. 30, at Ratterman Funeral Home in St. Matthews 3711 Lexington Road. According to his wishes, cremation will be the final rite in his life’s journey. His ashes will be buried in the Hamilton Plot of Everman Cemetery on Memorial Day, 2010.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to The American Heart Association.
James Oscar Lambert
1935 – 2010
MT STERLING – James Oscar Lambert, 74, of Mt. Sterling, formerly of Morehead, passed away Jan. 8, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead.
He was born Jan. 14, 1935, in Rowan County, and was the son of the late Ollie and Jewell D. Caudill Lambert. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray Lambert and Vernon Lambert.
His wife, Betty S. Hibbard Lambert, passed away Sept.1 2001.
Oscar is survived by three brothers: Gary Lambert and his wife Melody of Morehead, Paul Lambert of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and John Lambert and his wife Sara of Mt. Sterling, four sisters, Juanita Armstrong of Morehead, Hilda Preziosi and husband Frank of Boynton Beach, Florida, Zora Hiler and husband Gene of Mt. Sterling, and Blandena Valerian and husband Bob of Rocky Hill, Connecticut, and several nieces and nephews.
Oscar served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps for over 20 years and was a Master Gunnery Sergeant during the Vietnam War.
Graveside services were conducted Jan. 10, at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Vernon Winston Lambert officiating. Military rites were conducted by Morehead American Legion Post No. 126. Family served as pallbearers.
Arrangements for James Oscar Lambert were under the direction of Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals.
Clinton William (Clint) Johnson
1920 – 2010
MOREHEAD – Clinton William (Clint) Johnson, 89, of Morehead, passed away Jan. 8, at his residence.
He was born July 9, 1920, in Morehead, son of Ollie and Linda Hargis Johnson. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by ten brothers and sisters: Sylvan, Dawson, Anna, Adda, Roxie, Sam, Odell, Allie, CarrieMay, and Ray.
Clint grew up in Tolliver Addition of Morehead and attended a one-room school in Rodburn and Morehead High School. Clint worked odd jobs, one of which was drying money with a warm iron for the Citizens Bank after the flood of 1939. He was drafted in 1941 and served in the U.S. Army Air Force. From 1943-1944, he was in India with the 24th Combat Mapping Squadron. He was honorably discharged in 1946 and received his GED. He then enrolled at Morehead State University and graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science degree. On Dec. 18, 1948, in Lexington, Ky. Clint married Emma Louise Hilliard, who preceded him in death on July 3, 2006.
Clint started as an office manager for the Morehead Utility Plant Board in 1950 and served as Superintendent from 1956-1969. He then started working as a Utility Agent for the Kentucky Department of Transportation until he retired in 1985. In 1990, he started working for Bell Engineers as a Project Representative and also for the Morehead Utility Plant Board until 2004. Clint was instrumental in forming the Morehead Little League and served as a Commissioner in 1959. He was a member of Morehead Masonic Lodge No. 654 and a Kentucky Colonel. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working bird dogs.
Clint is survived by four sons: William Lynn Johnson and his wife Jada, Kenneth Wayne Johnson, and Louis Edward Johnson, all of Morehead and Erick Ray Johnson of Chattanooga, Tennessee; five grandchildren, Tiffany Blair, Annie Hart, Brian Johnson, Erika Johnson, and Laken Johnson; and four great grandchildren, Avery and Sydney Blair and Cole and Claire Hart.
Funeral services were conducted Jan. 12, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ben Tackett officiating.
Burial followed in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery with full military rites by Morehead American Legion Post No. 126.
Honorary Pallbearers: Bob Perkins, Curt Plank, Roger Fultz, John Will Holbrook, Sterling Johnson, Dewayne Allen.Active Pallbearers: Laken Johnson, Brian Johnson, Scott Blair, Jonathan Hart, John Reed, Mike Alderman, Jeff Callihan, Cary Lyle, Ronnie Swartz.
Masonic services were conducted by Morehead Masonic Lodge No. 654.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice in memory of Clint Johnson.
Juanita “June” Messer Stevens
1927 – 2010
MOREHEAD – Juanita “June” Messer Stevens, 82, of Bradley Hollow, Morehead, passed away Jan. 8, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead.
She was born June 1, 1927, in Rowan County, daughter of the late James and Lana May Messer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.
Her husband, Delbert “Dell” Stevens, passed away August 4, 1966.
June is survived by five sons and daughters-in-law: Jay and Sandra Stevens of Shelby, Ohio, Wayne and Dian Stevens of Morehead, Dewey and Cheryl Stevens of Crestline, Ohio, Ernie and Janie Stevens of Morehead, Kentucky, and Bodie and Joyce Stevens of Morehead, Kentucky; five daughters and sons-in-law: Lana and Philip Fraley of Morehead, Linda and Buck Caudill of Morehead, Bonnie and Randy Henderson of Morehead, Brenda and Russell Carter of Morehead, and Bethel and Tony Francis of Elizabethtown, 22 grandchildren; and 24 great grandchildren.
Other survivors include one brother, Leonard Messer and his wife Ann of Knox, Indiana; two sisters, Martha Jesse and husband Earl of Seymour, Illinois, and Bobbie Johnson of Ingalls, Indiana, several nieces and nephews, and a special caregiver, Suzie Evans Fultz.
Mrs. Stevens was a loving mother whose life was centered on raising her children and who was “Granny June” to her devoted grandchildren and countless others. She was a faithful member of the United Baptist Church.
Funeral services were conducted Jan. 11, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Brother Othar Messer and Brother Lewis Baire officiating. Burial followed in the Fultz Cemetery in Carter County.
Grandsons served as pallbearers: John Stevens, Dale Stevens, Brent Stevens, Morelan Fraley, Ronnie Cooley, Robbie Cooley, Shane Stevens, Taylor Stevens, Jonathan Martin, Michael Francis, Casey Stevens, and Nathan Stevens.
Larry Bruce Elam
1952 – 2010
MOREHEAD – James Oscar Lambert, Larry Bruce Elam, 57, of Morehead, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2010, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
He was born July 12, 1952, in Richmond, Ky. and was the son of Irene Jackson Elam of Morehead, and the late Joseph Vaughn (Joe) Elam.
In addition to his mother, Larry is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Sandra K. “Sandy” Sams Elam; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bradley Bruce “Brad” and Jennifer Elam of Columbus, Ohio, and Eric Joseph and Cassey Elam of St. Louis, Missouri; one daughter and son-in-law, Mackenzie Lea and Jimmy Hill of Lancaster, Kentucky; and eight grandchildren, Braden, Jacob, Marissa, Alexis, Joe, and Sam Elam and Jackson and Blake Hill.
Other survivors include two brothers and sisters-in-law, William Vaughn and Connie Elam of Dallas, Texas, and Roger Bryant and Kathy Elam of Dayton, Ohio; one sister and brother-in-law, Belinda Elaine and John Stallard of Englewood, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Larry was a builder and union carpenter at various companies in Dayton, Ohio. He was also a self-employed contractor and property manager. He enjoyed storytelling, playing the guitar, fishing, and boating. Larry was a devoted son, husband, brother, dad, and papaw who enjoyed entertaining family and friends.
Funeral services were conducted Jan. 12, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with the Rev. David Starcher officiating. Interment followed in the Jackson Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Hill, John Stallard, William Bryant Elam, Clark Mullins, Cliff Mullins, Matt Miller, John McLaughlin, and Gary Sams.
George W. Carraway
1939 – 2010
ASHLAND – George W. Carraway, 70, of Ashland, passed away Jan. 10, Funeral Services is Jan. 13, at the Preston Family Funeral Home.
Larry Ivan Trent
1949 – 2010
MOREHEAD – Larry Ivan Trent, 60, of Bluestone Road, Morehead, passed away Jan. 9, at his residence.
Ivan was born June 29, 1949, in Rowan County, son of the late Jason and Edith Matthews Trent. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carlyon Salmons Trent, one son, Glennis Trent, one brother, Ernest Trent, and four sisters, Nellie DeHart, Clona Mikelson, Reba Jones, and Hazel Brown.
Ivan is survived by one son, Mitchell Trent; three brothers, Vernon, Verdie, and Vercil Trent, all of Morehead, three sisters, Christine Parson of Elliott County, Zona Black of Morehead, and Jewell Jarrells of Michigan; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Jan. 14, at the Trent Cemetery on Trent Ridge with Rev. Cledith DeHart officiating.
Visitation for Ivan Trent is from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thurs. Jan.14, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals.
Charles Dexter Howard