Ernest Cue Brinegar, Jr., 56, of North Plum Street in Irvine died Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at the Markey Cancer Center following a long illness. He was born June 19, 1960 in Estill County and was the son of the late Ernest C. Brinegar and Agnes Gray Brinegar Means. He was a welder and had lived in Estill County most of his life. He is survived by his wife, Charmaine Williams Brinegar; three daughters, Charlene Kirk of Madison County, Jessica Brandenburg of Estill County, Ida Mae Brinegar of Estill County, a son, Ernest Brinegar, III of Estill County; four sisters, Connie Ferguson of Ohio, Malissa Riddell of Estill County, Rebecca Willis of Madison County, and Tina Kelly of Estill County; two brothers, Herman Brinegar of Estill County, and Timothy Brinegar of Estill County; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 11, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Jeff Ferguson.
Irene Neal Dawes, 83, of Pea Ridge Road in Irvine died Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the Baptist Health Lexington following a short illness. She was born October 30, 1933 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Lee Riddell Neal. She was a homemaker and a lifetime Christian who loved the Lord and her family and loved to watch WLJC nightly. She had lived in Estill County most of her life. She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Spivey and husband, Harold Spivey of Irvine; a son, Gary Dawes and wife, LaDonna Dawes of Irvine; 11 siblings, Charles Neal and wife, Lil Neal, Sam “Dickie” Neal and wife, Edith Neal, Jean Neal, Hazel Mae Neal, Lacey Ray Neal, Albert Harold Neal, Johnny Neal, Ethel Flannery, Glen Neal, Lois Kirby, and Sheila Neal; six grandchildren, Jon Dawes and wife, Amanda Dawes, Brian Dawes and wife, Dawn Dawes, Glynn Spivey, Brandon Spivey, Dustin Dawes and wife, Paige Dawes, and Jessica Dawes; two great grandchildren, Christopher Dawes, and Landon Dawes; and several nieces and nephews and many special friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Dawes, and a son, Steven Wayne Dawes; five siblings, Francis Riley Neal, Benny Neal, Milton Neal, Mildred Kerby, and James A. Neal. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 12, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Mark Sarver. Burial at the Pea Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers were Brian Dawes, Brandon Spivey, Dustin Dawes, David Adams, Philip Kirby, and Bradley Kirby.
Garry Lemar Hamm, 70, of Sunbury, Ohio, died Friday, March 10, 2017,at his home following a long illness. He was born October 3, 1946, in Estill County, a son of the late George and Myrtle Richardson Hamm. He was a retired truck driver with Roadway Express and had lived in Estill County most of his life. He was a Veteran with the United States Army where he served in the Vietnam Era. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Williams Hamm. He is survived by two daughters, Debra Hamm of Ohio, and Lori Fee of Colorado; a son, Danny Hamm of Ohio; four sisters, Barbara Lay of Estill County, Mary Ann Flannery of Estill County, Margie Rucker of Estill County, and Patty Rison of Madison County; a brother, Gene Hamm of Indiana; three grandchildren, Paigel Hamm, Breanna Hamm, Aidan Cornell, and a great grandchild, Lilyonna “Lilybug” Hamm. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Pennington; and three brothers, Donnie Hamm, Scotty Hamm, and Larry Hamm. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 13, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Walton Cemetery. Pallbearers were Danny Hamm, Breanna Hamm, Greg Hamm, Richard Rose, Glenn Rucker, and Gerry Flannery. Honorary Pallbearer was Aidan Cornell.
Donna Sue McIntosh, 70, of Fike Road in Waco die Saturday, March 4, 2017, at her home. She was born November 24, 1946 in Irvine and was the daughter of the late James and Mary Ann McKinney Davis. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband, Cornelius McIntosh. She is survived by her daughter, Doreen McIntosh Alley and husband, Arnold Alley of Waco; a sister, Elaine Powell of Irvine; four brothers, James Davis, Jr. of Ohio, Pleas Davis of Irvine, John Davis of Richmond, and Patrick Doyle of New Hampshire; four grandchildren, Charles M. Hayden, Jessica M. Hayden, Arnold P. Alley and James C. Alley. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 9, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel. Burial at the West Irvine Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Davis, Arnold Alley, Arnold Patrick Alley, and Charlie Hayden.
Brock Ashley Sims, age 35, Richmond, formerly of Harrodsburg, husband of Jodi Lahrmer Sims, died Thursday, March 9, 2017 at his home in Richmond after a brief illness. Born September 22, 1981 in Danville, Kentucky, he was son of Genie G. and Toni G. Stephens Sims. He was a 2000 graduate of Harrodsburg High School, where he participated in numerous sports, was a member of the academic team, Beta Club and many other school activities. He was a 2004 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Education then received his Master’s Degree in Education in 2006. He was a dedicated teacher and administrator having been employed at Harlow Elementary in the Harrodsburg Independent Schools and Mercer County School System. He began his administrative duties at North Washington Elementary as an assistant principal and was currently principal in the Estill County School System at South Irvine P/K Center. Brock’s love of children was evident in each and every school that he worked. Survivors besides his wife and parents include one sister, Jennifer G. Sims; and one brother, Chris Clark both of Harrodsburg; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joe and Noreen Lahrmer of Ravenna, Kentucky; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; and two very special canine companions, Shelbie and Brodi. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Buster and Myldred Sims; and maternal grandparents, Doug and Carolyn Stephens. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Sims Funeral Services by Keith Greer. Burial in Springhill Cemetery in Harrodsburg. Pallbearers were Doug Cornish, Jody Davis, Matt Gordon, Isaac Matherly, Dustin Phillips, Jeff Renner, Stanley Tatum, and Matt Weitzel. The family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Mercer County Animal Shelter, 896 Moberly Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or to the Estill County Animal Shelter, 50 Ginter Road, Ravenna, KY 40472.
Pearl Gillespie Tipton, 87, of Ravenna, died Sunday, March 5, 2017 at UK Chandler Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Rice Gillespie and Eliza Ball Gillespie, was born in Estill County on October 21, 1929. She was a homemaker and a member of The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Irvine. She united in marriage to Omer Tipton, Jr. on June 30, 1950, who survives. She is also survived by her daughter, Phyllis Moyer and husband, Ken Moyer of Germantown, Ohio; her son, Terry L. Tipton of Ravenna; seven grandchildren, Teresa Tipton, Joshua Tipton and wife, Sarah Tipton, Jeremy Tipton and wife, Chelsea Tipton, Kenny Moyer, Jared Moyer, Andrea Moyer and Kevin Moyer and wife, Sheena Moyer; and four great grandchildre,: Christopher Tipton, MacKenzie Myers, Luna Tipton, and Beau McIntosh. She was also preceded in death by five sisters, Lavada Marshall, Eda Winkler, Florence Lay, Eula Turpin and Nadine Darbyshire; and two brother,: Robert Gillespie and Orville Gillespie. A Memorial Service was held at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Irvine. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.cpcfh.com
Whit Trude of Lyle, Washington died March 8, 2017, in Hood River, Oregon. He was born October 3, 2016. He was five months of age at the time of his death. Services are pending at this time with arrangements under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031. Visit www.AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.
David Allen White, 51, of Irvine, husband of Angie Mills White, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Marcum and Wallace Hospital. A native of Estill County, he was a son of James and Lillian Campbell White. A motorcycle enthusiast, he loved to play billiards, and spend time with his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Angela Mills White; a son, Chad White of Irvine; a daughter, Wendy White of Jacksonville, Florida; two brothers, Roger White and wife, Linda White, and James White and wife, Stella White; and a sister, Bertha Newton and husband, Jerry Newton. A celebration of life service was held on Friday, March 10, Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals.