Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

January 20, 2010

Obituaries Jan. 20, 2010


Bertha Newell Prewitt Wallace

1942 – 2010

MOEREHEAD – Bertha Newell Prewitt Wallace, 67, of Morehead, formerly of Hillsboro, passed away Jan. 12, at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington.

She was born April 24, 1942, in Bourbon County, Ky. daughter of William Jennings Bryan Prewitt and Sophia Wilson Prewitt. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Emma Prewitt, and three brothers, Bryan Prewitt, Strauter Prewitt, and Tommy Prewitt.

Bertha is survived by her husband of 33 years, Clarence Wallace, whom she wed November 27, 1976; one stepson and his wife, Robert Scott and Joy Lynn Wallace of Lexington, one step grandson, Cameron Tret Wallace and his mother, Tammy Knowles, both of Lawrenceburg, Ky.

Other survivors include four brothers, Bertha’s twin, Roger Prewitt of Jeffersonville, Davis Prewitt of Vienna, Illinois, Albert Prewitt and Catesby Prewitt, both of Mt. Sterling, six sisters, Bernice McCall of Winchester, Kentucky, Bettye Soper and Ann Wills, both of Paris, Ky. Eileen Culbertson of Lexington, Lillie Roberts of Chester, Virginia, and Jane Martin of Mt. Sterling, and many nieces and nephews.

Bertha served as secretary to Fleming County Judge Executive Jewell D. Call for nine years and was an employee of the U.S. Shoe Corporation for twelve years. She was very active in the Democratic Party, was a Kentucky Colonel, and for many years a fundraiser for the Hillsboro Fire Department and other organizations. She was also the recipient of the Champ Clark Rooster Booster Award.

Bertha was a loyal member of the Owingsville First Church of God and Women of the Church of God for more than twenty years.

Funeral services were conducted Jan. 16, at the Owingsville First Church of God with the Rev. Lowell C. Rice and the Rev. Harley Sexton, Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Morehead.

Pallbearers: James Prewitt, Blake Prewitt, Gabe Prewitt, Aaron Prewitt, A. J. Prewitt and Matthew Prewitt.

Visitation was Thurs. January 14, at Hutton Funeral Home, 7634 Hillsboro Road, and Fri. Jan. 15, at the Owingsville First Church of God, 320 Slate Avenue, Owingsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Owingsville First Church of God Scholarship Fund, 320 Slate Avenue, Owingsville, Ky. 40360.



David Paul Keaton

1934 – 2010

OLIVE HILL – David Paul Keaton, 75, of Olive Hill, passed away, Jan.14, at his residence.

He was born August 12, 1934, in Carter County, a son of the late James Harrison and Myrtle Holbrook Keaton.

David was a former employee of the Empire Detroit Steel Mill in Mansfield, Ohio. He served his country with the United States Army and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Estep; three brothers, James C. Keaton, Buford Ray Keaton and Willie Lee Keaton; three sisters, Thelma Mosier, Ina Pearl Burton and Elizabeth Geary.

He is survived by a very special lady, Betty Gillam; several nieces, nephews, other extended family members and friends who will sadly miss him.

Funeral service were held at Jan.17, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Rex Sagraves and Brother Jim Holbrook officiating. Burial followed in the Thompson Cemetery on Dry Branch Road in Olive Hill.

Military rites were conducted by the Olive Hill American Legion Post #138, at the gravesite.

Rick Conn, Wes Conn, Dwight Keaton, Scott Keaton, Doug Brown, Rocky Geary and Donnie Mosier served as pallbearers. Louie Keaton, Lowell Erwin, Brian Simpson, Buster Mosier and Phillip Bradley served as honorary pallbearers.

Condolence may be sent to the family at www.globefc.com



Marjorie Oppenheimer Holbrook

1915 – 2010

OLIVE HILL – Marjorie Oppenheimer Holbrook, 94, of Olive Hill, passed away, Jan. 13, at her residence.

She was born August 9, 1915, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Cecil and Ollie May Bailey Oppenheimer.

Marjorie was an owner / operator of Oppenheimer’s Salon in Olive Hill, and had worked as a beautician for more than thirty-nine years. She was also employed by the Human Resource Center in Grayson, for twelve years as a social worker. She was a Christian and a member of the Olive Hill United Methodist Church, Eastern Star, Democratic Party, and had attended two National Presidential Conventions.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of twenty years, Tyler H. Holbrook; four brothers, Doval Oppenheimer, Paul Oppenheimer, Cecil Oppenheimer, Jr. and Charles "Moes" Oppenheimer; two sisters, Clarice Jarvis and Sara Gore.

Her survivors include, three sisters, Lela Doris Fielding of Olive Hill, Maxine Friedman of Evanston, Illinois and Patricia Solomon of Dayton, Ohio. She also leaves several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends who will sadly miss her.

Funeral service were held Jan. 16, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Bob Burton officiating. Burial followed in the Olive Hill Memorial Park in Olive Hill.

Tom Mattingly, Bill Sartain, Greg DeHart, Mike Oppenheimer, Charles Michael Oppenheimer, John Friedman and Randy Oppenheimer served as pallbearers.

Condolence may be sent to the family at www.globefc.com



Helen Ruth Hall

1928 – 2010

HITCHINS – Helen Ruth Hall, 81 of Hitchins, went to be with her Lord on Jan. 14, in Wurtland Nursing and Rehab Center.

She was born April 26, 1928 in Grayson, a daughter of the late Willie and Elizabeth Meadows Back.

She attended the Hitchins Freewill Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She was preceded by her husband Harold Hall in 1984, brothers L.D. Hall, Riley Hall, Bruce Hall, Cecil Hall and Howard Hall; two sisters Naomi Barker and Ersel Dickerson Bradley. She is survived by one son Howard W. Hall of Hitchins; one daughter Peggy Prichard of Hitchins; two brothers Warnie Hall of Hitchins and Harlan Douglas Hall of Grayson, six grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted by Keith Hill minister.

Burial was in the East Carter County Memory Gardens.

Condolences may be sent to www.malonefuneralhome.com.



Barbara Sue Tackett Kiser

1948 – 2010

MOREHEAD – Barbara Sue Tackett Kiser, 61, of Maher Drive, Morehead, passed away Jan. 11, at the St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead.

Born Nov. 18, 1948, in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late Elwood and Dorothy Wilburn Tackett.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Timothy Dee Kiser, whom she married Aug. 15, 1986. Also surviving are special friends, Marie and David Whitt, and Cricket and Tommy Stacy, all of Morehead.

Barbara was a certified nursing assistant for many years at the Life Care Center in Morehead.

Graveside services were conducted Wed, Jan. 13, at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens with Elder Cephas Littleton officiating. There was no visitation.

Pallbearers were Wayne Kiser, Bob Kiser, Tommy Stacy, Brandon Stacy, Cody Stacy, and Ray White.

Arrangements were under the direction of Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals.



Ieda Hall Lemaster

1935 – 2010

SOLDIER – Ieda Hall Lemaster, 74, of Soldier, formerly of Mansfield, Ohio, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 13, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead.

She was born April 26, 1935, in Soldier, Ky, daughter of Pressie Hall and Mary Clark Webb. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Dwayne Haines and Scoty Keith Haines; one sister, Thelma Lewis; and stepfather, Virgil Webb.

Ieda is survived by one son, Danny Lee Haines and wife Rita of Bradenton, Fla. one daughter, Mary Evelyn Poor of Northport, Fla. three brothers, James Buddy Hall and wife Nancy of Soldier, Ky, Virgil Webb, Jr., and wife Drema of Olive Hill, Gary Lee Webb and wife Dottie of Olive Hill, four sisters, Linda Reeder, Shelva Gail Reeder and husband Bill, Carolyn Sue Strouse and husband Ronnie, and Dessie Marlene Gee and husband Arnold, all of Mansfield, Ohio, eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Ieda was a member of the Flat Fork Church of God.

Funeral services were conducted Jan. 17, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Rev. Delmar Logan, Jr., and Rev. Bobby Day officiating. Burial followed in the Clark Cemetery at Soldier.

Pallbearers were Bill Hall, Preston Hall, James Buddy Hall, Jr., and grandchildren.



James W. “Bud” Stewart

1936 – 2010

COLUMBUS – James W. “Bud” Stewart, 73, of Columbus, passed away Jan. 14, at Doctors West Hospital. He was born June 28, 1936, in Denton ,Ky, son of the late Balis and Gladys Cartwright Stewart.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Christ. He was a 50 year member of Masonic Lodge #626 Willard, Ky, a Kentucky Colonel and retired from Sygma Network after 19 years of service. Bud is survived by his wife, Gwelda “Ann” Whitt Stewart, sons, Jay (Cheryl) Stewart of Frankfort, Ohio and Jon Stewart of Columbus, Ohio, brother, William “Cy” (Janie) Stewart of Pt. Pleasant, Wva. grandchildren, Jason Stewart of West Jefferson, Ohio, Matthew (Ashley) Stewart of Newton, N.C., David Stewart of Maiden, N.C. and Jessica Marie Stewart of Maiden, N.C. brother-in-law, Frank Christ of Louisville, Ky. and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were Jan. 19, at the Malone funeral home.

Interment was in the East Carter County Memory Gardens.

Condolences may be sent to www.malonefuneralhome.com



Don Albert Mabry

1935 – 2010

ELLIOTT CO – Don Albert Mabry, 74, of Mauk Ridge, Elliott County, passed away Jan. 17, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

He was born Nov. 5, 1935, at Ault, in Elliott County, son of the late Dee and Coney Parish Mabry.

Don is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Adkins Mabry, four sons and daughters-in-law: Jeffrey A. and Florenia Mabry of Mauk Ridge in Elliott County, J. D. and Linda Mabry of Porter Creek in Carter County, Mark A. and Kelly Mabry of Mauk Ridge in Elliott County, Don A. Jr. and Belinda Mabry of Morehead; and one daughter and son-in-law: Mary L. and Johnny Belcher of Pike County.

Also surviving are twelve grandchildren: Jeremiah, Jeffrey, Jessica, Cody, Shawn, Hannah, Chase, Samantha, Andrew, Summer, Sarah, and Chad, and two great grandchildren: Adam and Zachary.

Don was a retired Boilermaker Journeyman with Local 105 in Piketon, Ohio, and a member of Soldier Masonic Lodge No. 708.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wed. Jan 20, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Elder Danny Belcher officiating.

Entombment will follow in East Carter County Memory Gardens in Grayson.

Pallbearers: Jeffrey Mabry, Shawn Mabry, Jeremiah Mabry, Andrew Mabry, Cody Fleming, Chase Fleming, and Herman Conn.

Arrangements were under the direction of Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals.

View memorial tribute or sign guestbook at www.northcuttandson.com



Vera Lynn Phillips McCleese

1955 – 2010

OLIVE HILL – Vera Lynn Phillips McCleese, 54, of Olive Hill, went home to be with the Lord, Jan. 15, at her residence in Olive Hill.

Mrs. McCleese was born September 19, 1955, in Carter County, a daughter of Margaret Newell Phillips of Olive Hill, and the late Mark Phillips.

Vera was a Christian and attended the Bowen Chapel Church in Olive Hill. She was a homemaker, a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and a friend to all who knew her.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, of twenty-nine years, Herman Michael "Lefty" McCleese; one infant sister, Janet Christine.

Her survivors include, two special sons, Patrick Scott McCleese and Wayne Erik McCleese and wife Stephanie all of Olive Hill, one very special grandson, Patrick Tabor McCleese; four brothers, Mike Phillips of Grayson, Roger Garvin and wife Shelia of Greenville, Texas, Allen Garvin, Timmy Garvin and wife Margaret all of Olive Hill, one sister, Wanda Yonts and husband Bug of Neon, Ky. She also leaves several other family members and friends who will sadly mourn her passing.

Funeral services were held Jan. 18, at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill, with Brother David Rayburn, Brother Joe Ruley and Brother Bug Yonts officiating. Burial followed in the Pitts Cemetery in Carter City, Ky.

Patrick McCleese, Erik McCleese, Tommy Yonts, Neal Yonts, Allen Garvin and Timmy Garvin will serve as Pallbearers.

Oney-Henderson Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Condolence may be sent to the family at www.globefc.com



Marjorie Thomas Rabourn

1922 – 2010

OLIVE HILL – Marjorie Thomas Rabourn, 87 of Villa Hills, formerly of Olive Hill, passed away Jan. 13, at Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood, Ky.

Marjorie was born March 10, 1922, at Peach Creek, in Logan County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Taylor and Stella Dalton Morrell. She was the adopted daughter of the late Sam and Hattie Hill Thomas.

Marjorie was married to Dexter E.A. Rabourn who predeceased her on December 7, 1998.

Marjorie is survived by her step-son and daughter-in-law, Dexter Arthur and Glenna Rabourn of Villa Hills, Ky, two very special grandchildren, Stephine Rabourn and Sarah Rabourn, one half sister, Madora Goode of Lincoln County, West Virginia. She also leaves other family members and friends who will sadly mourn her passing.

Marjorie was graduated in 1944 from the Mason College of Music of Morris Harvey College, now the University of Charleston, Charleston, West Virginia, and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in 1949 with a master’s degree in piano and voice. She taught at Duval High School in Lincoln County, West Virginia, Miami, Florida public schools, Morris Harvey College and Carter County, Ky, elementary schools.

Funeral services were held Jan. 17, at Oney- Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill, with Reverend Gene Shields officiating. Burial followed in the Rabourn Cemetery in Olive Hill.

Family and Friends served as Pallbearers.

Oney - Henderson Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Condolence may be sent to the family at www.globefc.com



Elwood Lock

1942 – 2010

OHIO – Elwood Lock, 67, or Morrow, Ohio, formally of Grayson departed this life Jan. 15. He was born Feb. 9, 1942 in Carter County, Ky, a son of the late Flowron and Lorraine Sallie Lock.

He was a retired heavy equipment operator. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Evelina McDavid. His survivors include one son; Eddie and wife Kelly Lock of Louisville, Ky. one daughter Angela Lock of West Liberty, three granddaughters; Amanda Lock of Lexington, Mollie and Riley DeWitt of West Liberty, one brother Richard Lock of Columbus, Ohio, four sisters Sharon Morrison of Columbia, S.C. Vernetta “Nettie” Stephens of Grayson, Joyce and husband Garrett Davis of Hitchins, Ky. and Juanita and husband Jim Shepard of Fairborne, Ohio.

Funeral services were conducted Jan. 18, at Gobel Memorial Methodist Church on Beckwith Branch by Glen Newland, Ed McKinney and John Gobel.

Burial was in the East Carter County Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be sent to www.malonefuneralhome.com.



Lawrence McNabb

1926 – 2010

WESTWOOD – Lawrence McNabb, 83 of Westwood, Ky. Died Jan. 2, at Community Hospice Care Center.

A Memorial Service will be held Jan. 20, at 1 p.m. at the Preston Family Funeral Home



John Henry Sparks

1915 – 2010

OLIVE HILL – John Henry Sparks, 82 of Olive Hill, passed away, Jan. 14, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington West Virginia.

He was born Nov. 24, 1927, in Carter County, a son of the late Ernest and Naomi Kiser Sparks.

John retired after thirty-two years with the United States Postal Service where he worked as a mail Carrier. He served his country with the United States Army and Air Force. He was also a member of Carter City Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by; one daughter; Nancy Sparks; one brother Arlan Sparks.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years; Maxine Jane Whitt Sparks; three sons and daughter-in-law; Norman Kent Sparks and Samuel Marcus Sparks both of Olive Hill, Lucas Arlan and Rachel of Grahn, four daughters and sons-in-law; Anna and Zeke Conn, Connie Holbrook; Judy and Kenny Gilbert all of Olive Hill, Eunice "Christine" and Michael McKinght of Flatwoods, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren; one brother Glen Sparks of Olive Hill.

He also leaves other family members and friends who will sadly mourn his passing.

Funeral services were held Jan. 18, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Sam Meeks officiating.

Burial followed in the Ross Chapel Cemetery on Bens Run Road in Olive Hill.

Military rites were conducted by the Olive Hill American Legion Post #138, at the gravesite.

Family and Friends served as Pallbearers.

Condolence may be sent to the family at www.globefc.com



Homer Callihan

1918 – 2010

OLIVE HILL – With great sorrow we wish to inform our friends and relatives in Carter County of the death of our dear father Homer Callihan on Jan. 10,

Our father was 92 years old and died of natural causes.

Homer is survived by his beloved wife Nina Wallace Callihan, she lovingly cared for our father until his death at 3:20 pacific time, Sunday afternoon.

Homer has four daughters, Bonnie Mayo of Seattle, Washington. Clyda Parker of Yucca Valley, California. Judy Tilton of Landers, California and Catherine Oliphant of Secaucus, New Jersey, our wonderful brother, Eddie Callihan died in 1987. Homer had 19 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and ten great – great grandchildren, and three more grandchildren will be born before fall.

All 82 of his immediate family will dearly miss our loving father,

We will hold a memorial service in the summer in Ky, and will inform all who wish to attend. Please contact Catherine at cat.olpiphant@mail.com for comments.



Loreada G. Stephens Pelfrey

1920 – 2010

OLIVE HILL– Loreada G. Stephens Pelfrey, 89, of Olive Hill, passed away Jan. 16, at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

Mrs. Pelfrey was born July 1, 1920, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Edward and Nettie Jesse Stephens.

Loreada was retired from the Germantown School System in Ohio, where she was a teacher for many years, a graduate of Miami University and also attended Morehead State University. She was a Christian and a member of the Fairview Methodist Church, Carter County Republican Woman’s Club, a Kentucky Colonel and the Soldier Homemakers Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-eight years, Warren G. Pelfrey; a grandson, Gary Bair; a great-grandson, Nick McDonald; two brothers, Burl Stephens and Paul Stephens.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Merle Byrd of Owingsville, Kentucky, Carolyn Sue and Don Hopkins of Brodhead, Ky. three grandchildren, Tracey and husband Donnie Stamper of Olive Hill, Pam and husband Pat McDonald, Dean and wife Robin Byrd all of West Carrollton, Ohio; six great-grandchildren, Jesse Stamper, Sean McDonald, Connor McDonald, Meghan McDonald, Miranda McDonald and Michael Byrd. She also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, other extended family members, neighbors and friends who will sadly mourn her passing.

Funeral services were held Jan. 19, at the Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill, with Brother Bob Burton officiating.

Burial followed in the Jr. O.U.A.M. Cemetery in Olive Hill.

Family and friends served as pallbearers.

Condolence may be sent to the family at www.globefc.com



Raymond Romans

1929 – 2010

RUSH – Raymond Romans, 80, of Rush, Ky. departed this life at his home Jan. 15.

He was born Aug. 24,1929 in Carter County, Ky, a son of the late Everett Romans and Loma Keaton-Romans.

He was retired from General Motors in Pontiac, Michigan, an Army Sergeant,and Korean War Veteran. Retired UAW member.

He loved to help people by handcrafting leather items,keys,and acting as a notary republic.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Franklin Romans and two sisters Mary Roe and Phylliss Fankell. His survivors include his wife Anna Withrow-Romans, one daughter Wanda Rice of Rush, Ky, one grandson Phillip Rice Jr and his wife Candidia Rice of Rush, Ky, One Granddaughter, April Rice of Rush, Ky. one great granddaughter Kayla Rice of Catlettsburg, Ky. And one great grandson Dylan Rice of Rush, Ky.

Funeral services were conducted at Malone Funeral Home, with Jerry Foster officiating.

Burial was in the East Carter County Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be sent to www.malonefuneralhome.com.



James Edgar "Jim" Stevens

1940 – 2010

OLIVE HILL – James Edgar "Jim" Stevens, 69, of Olive Hill, Kentucky, went home to be with the Lord, Jan. 19, 2010, at his residence. He was born April 9, 1940, in Elliott County, a son of the late Arlie and Emma Susan Whitt Stevens.

Jim was retired from the Local #1072 Painters, where he had worked many years. He was founder and past pastor of the Providence Freewill Baptist Church in Olive Hill, Kentucky, has been a Christian for more than thirty-six years and a minister for thirty-five years. For the past twenty-five years he has owned Stevens and Fife Auto Sales in Olive Hill,

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by; two sons, Randy Dewayne Stevens and Earnie Stevens; one daughter-in-law, Pam Stone Stevens; granddaughter, Chelsea Stevens; brother-in-law, Edd Frazier.

He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years; Marie Smith Stevens; five sons and daughters-in-law, Arlie and Betty Stevens, Jimmy and Terri Stevens, Allen and Kim Stevens, Billy Stevens and Kelly Dolen all of Olive Hill, Kentucky, Joe and Tina Stevens of Morehead, two daughters and sons-in-law, Mona and Bob Barker and Michelle and D. J. Carroll both of Olive Hill, Kentucky; eleven grandchilden, Allison and John Stephens, Julia and Adam Houk, Heather and Eric Hilderbrand, Cortney Barker, Stacie Barker, Damon Stevens, Amber Easterling, Abby Stevens, Randy A. Stevens, Carter Stevens and Jaycee Stevens; three great-grandchildren, Rylee Hilderbrand, Addison Houk and Kyser Stephens; one sister, Oma Frazier of Olive Hill, Kentucky; two very special friends, Brother Bob Roar and Brother George Barker. He also leaves several other extended family members, church family, neighbors, and friends who will sadly mourn his passing.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m Friday, Jan. 22, at the Providence Freewill Baptist Church in Olive Hill, with Brother Bud Buckner, Brother Roger Greenhill and Brother Bobby Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Stevens Family Cemetery on Adkins Road, in Olive Hill.

Friends may call after 6:00 p.m Wednesday, anytime Thursday, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky, and after 10:00 a.m. Friday at the church.

Sons and sons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

Condolence may be sent to the family at www.globefc.com