Thelma Hurt, 93
Thelma Francis Hurt, 93, 2908 Mountain Springs Road, Ravenna, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 at her residence. Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Annie Allen Hicks. She was a former nurse at Eastern State Hospital, Lexington, and a member of the Church of God. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Hicks, Robert Hicks and Arthur Hicks; one sister, Edna Eason; and two grandchildren, Frank Sears and Charles Tackett Jr.
Survivors include one daughter, Patricia and her husband Charles Tackett of Ravenna; one son, Robert and his wife Dorothy Shepard of Mt. Vernon; and nine grandchildren, Debbie Ramey, Larry Hellard, Cathy Hurt, Paula Figureudo, Racheal Watkins, Lacy Patrick, Paul Botts, Lenny Tackett and Kenneth Tackett; 22 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren.
Memorial services following cremation will be held at a later date.
Arrangement by Hearne Funeral Home Inc. Stanton.
Lemon Booth, 85
Lemon S. Booth, 85, 588 Boone Creek Road, widower of Edith Irene Booth, died Sunday at Saint Joseph Hospital Mt. Sterling. He was born Oct. 25, 1924 in Estill County to the late Leonard and Opha Shoemaker Booth. He was a retired plumber.
Survivors include a son, Earl Booth of Stanton; four brothers, Sherman Booth, Shelby Booth and Wayne Booth, all of Clay City, and Norval Booth of Winchester; three sisters, Lorene Johnson of Indiana, Alene Logan of Tennessee and Joyce Epperson of Stanton.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 at Wells Funeral Home Stanton by Rev. George Sparks with burial at Brown Cemetery, Black Creek Road, Clay City.
Wilma Sharp, 89
Wilma Cooper Sharp, 89, widow of Emory Sharp, died Jan. 5, 2010 in Farmington Hills, Mich. She was born in Irvine, a daughter of Roy and Grace Mastin Cooper.
She is survived by one daughter, Sue (Bruce) Cole of Michigan; and one sister, Lois Blair of LaGrange. She was preceded in death by her son, Wade Sharp; sisters, Eureka Drake and Inez Cooper; brothers, Roy Cooper Jr., Henry (Corky) Cooper; half-brother, Amile Thomas; half-sister, Lillian Thacker.
She was the grandmother of six grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Burial was in Framington Hills, Michigan.
Eva Conrad, 61
Eva Bowles Conrad, 61, wife of Denny Ray Conrad, died Friday, Jan. 15 at Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital after an illness. She was born Oct. 3, 1948 in Estill County, a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Samatha Fox Bowles. She was of the Baptist faith and had been an employee of the Irvine Health and Rehab Center.
She is survived by her son, Dale (Jennifer) Conrad; four step-sons, Jerry, Sammy Glen and Terry Conrad and Stanley Kelley; four step-daughters, Junnie Miller, Sandy Conrad, Ronda Kelly and Jerie Ratliff; three brothers, Leford, Lloyd and Michael Bowles; four sisters, Sarah, Gladys and Gina Bowles and Dela Stevens; several grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m., Thursday, at the Reece Cemetery by Bro. Adrian McKinney with burial at the Reece Cemetery. There was no visitation. Lewis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Louise Horn, 82
Louise Stamper Horn, 82, widow of Allie Horn, died Wednesday at the Richmond Manor Nursing Home after a long illness. She was born March 7, 1928 in Lee County, a daughter of the late Richard and Sarah McKinney Stamper. She was a member of the Pine Hill Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by two sons, Richard and Thomas Lee Horn; and a daughter, Debbie Hoover.
Survivors include a son, Harold Horn of Irvine; two daughters, Joetta Horn of Augusta ME and Carolyn Sue Horn of Richmond; a sister, Mat Horn; and a brother, Wayne Stamper.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., Monday at the Lewis Funeral Home, by Bro. Carl Dennis Williams with burial at the Campbell Cemetery.
Hershel Townsend, 61
Hershel Townsend, 61, Highway 52 West in Beattyville, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 at home following a sudden illness. He was born May 9, 1948 in Lee County, the son of the late Charlie and Edith Cole Townsend. He was a dozer operator and logger, and had lived in Lee County all of his life. He was a member and assistant pastor of the Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Ann Raines Townsend; two daughters, Teresa Goble of Lee County and Angelia Moore of Irvine; two sons, Frederick Townsend and Hershel Dwayne Townsend, both of Lee County; five brothers, Arlie Townsend, Dallas Townsend, Clifford Townsend Charlie Townsend Jr. and Jody Townsend, all of Lee County; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Joyce Townsend, Michelle Townsend, Linda McIntosh; and one brother, Odell Townsend.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22 at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Sister Brenda White with burial at the Johnson Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Paul Moore, Archie Wathen, Michael McIntosh, Casey Moore, Byron Wathen, John Olinger, Joshua Collins and Kevin Goble.
Harry Riddell, 77
Harry Lloyd Riddell, 77, of Irvine, formerly of Williamsburg, died at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Heritage House of Richmond. Born April 3, 1932 in Irvine, he was the son of Harry and Florence Embrey Riddell. He served in the US Army in Germany during the Korean War. He retired as an electrician from Philco-Ford in Connersville after 20 years of service. Prior to that, he worked in several jobs including pouring concrete along the St. Lawrence Seaway. He was a member of the Pentecostal Tabernacle in Richmond. He enjoyed fishing, rock hunting, traveling and woodworking.
Survivors include his son, Robbie Riddell and wife, Sondra, Irvine; daughters Teresa Trent and husband, Claude, Connersville, Wendy Barker and husband, Steve, Centerville, and Sandra Stanley Riddell and Bryan Kirby, Carlisle; sister, Bonnie Stone and husband, Lloyd, Irvine; brothers David Riddell and wife, Lynn, Franklin, Ohio, and Jack Riddell and wife, Peggy, Irvine; grandchildren, Mary Jo Thornbro, Melissa Farmer, Heather Jo Huffine, Eli Barker, Jay Bingham, Josh Bingham, Amy Jo Spencer Riddell, Ryan Brooks and Hanna Mills; great-grandchildren, Taylor Lauler, Savannah Jo Shrum, Sarrah Thornbro, Jarrett Thornbro, Cheyenne Lauler, Jason Farmer, Gracie Ann Farmer, Michael Barker, Jayden Bingham and Aleya and Hunter Bingham; aunts, Rachel and Edith; uncles, Kenneth Riddell, Cornell Riddell and Russell Riddell, 90 nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, many cousins, his many church family friends and the wonderful staff at Heritage House of Richmond.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary P. Riddell, on May 21, 1978; sisters, Gladys Anderson, Elsie Burton, Pearl Hardy, Darlene Gentry; brothers, Hubert, Jesse, Melvin, Claude and John Riddell.
Pastor Ron Baker conducted a funeral ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, with burial with military honors at Willow Grove Cemetery.
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