Perry Lee Cox, 44
Perry Lee Cox, 44, died January 10, at UK Hospital in Lexington, after battling cancer. He was born April 13, 1973, son to late Robert “Junior” Cox and Gladys Bowls Crump. He lived in Estill County all his life. He enjoyed being a mechanic and working in his yard.
Survived by two daughters, Megan Lee Cox, and Angel Marie Cox; two sons, Adam Mathew Tyler Combs, and Perry Lee Cox. Jr.; a stepson, Charles Author Brooks; a granddaughter, Sophia Faith Cox; eight brothers, Phillip Wayne Cox, Andrew Stepp, Kenneth Preston Stepp, Maverick Dean Stepp, Shane Cox (Andrea), Kenny Stepp (Barbara), Mike Stepp (Linda), and Jason Stepp (Sally); and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral survices were held Monday January 15, at Cox Cemetery located at 388 Stephens Cemetery Road, Irvine, Kentucky. Pallbearers were Jeff Fox, Jason Chaney, Michael Geiger, Darron Newman, Roger Fike, Charles Brooks, and Brandon Jenkins. The Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals was entrusted with arrangements.
Patricia Louise Henry, 69
Patricia Louise Henry, 69, of South Hudson Avenue in Irvine died Sunday, January 21, at the Baptist Health in Lexington following a long illness. She was born May 4, 1948 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Jake and Lillie Neal Wiseman. She was a homemaker and had lived in Estill County all her life.
She is survived by two daughters, Sondra Stallings (Michael) of Estill County, and Kristy Henry (Benny) of Arkansas; two sons, James Snowden (Randy) of Lexington, and Zachary Henry (Emma) of Lexington; two sisters, Norma Hall of Madison County, and Margie Cahal of Estill County; two brothers, J. B. Wiseman of Estill County, and Donald Wiseman of Madison County; four grandchildren, Emma Carson Turpin, Lennon Abney, Corey LeMaster, and Tyler LeMaster; and a great grandchild, Brennon Willis.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jeremiah Henry; and a sister, Betty Tipton.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 25, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Scott Rogers officiating. Burial at the Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Nancy Johnson Wilson, 95
Nancy Johnson Wilson, age 95, of Versailles Road in Frankfort, Kentucky, widow of Maurice June Wilson, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018, following a brief illness. She was born January 14, 1922, in Estill County, the daughter of the late Jim and Minnie Crowe Johnson. She was a retired seamstress and floor lady at Ashland Craft.
After living with her husband in Ashland for over 50 years, she moved to be with her daughters in Frankfort upon his passing in 2007.
While living in Frankfort, she devoted her considerable energy and generosity to the Capital City Senior Activity Center. For nearly 10 years, she offered seamstress services to the community with all proceeds being donated to support the operations of the Center. They estimated her total donated earnings reached nearly $100,000, all used to support critical elderly services such as Meals on Wheels. She received several citations and awards for her volunteer work, including being named the DIAL 2015 Kentucky Volunteer of the Year.
She was a long-time quilter and fabric artist. She called herself the “Appalachian Rag Painter,” and many of her quilts and wall hangings were displayed around the state. Her fabric creations brought joy to many, and she was rewarded with ribbons and prizes, including two at the Kentucky State Fair.
She died just three days shy of her 96th birthday. She lived long, was happy, and was much loved. She spent her last evening having her favorite cherry pie at “Free Pie Wednesday” with family and friends, closing out the remainder of the night tapping her toes to Bluegrass music on KET.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Wilson; and her son, Jerry Lynn Wilson.
She is survived by two daughters, Wanda June Eastman and Ginny Wilson (Bronwyn Miller), both of Frankfort; a daughter-in-law, Mary Wilson; two granddaughters, Robin Jessee and Heather Walker; two great grandchildren, Brett Jessee and Chelsea Walker; and two great great grandsons, Kalab Owens and Klatyon Sutherland; and several special friends, Kaye Triplett, Lynn Medina, Dottie Dunlap, and Hasmukh and Surekha Patel.
Visitation was on Thursday, January 18, 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., at the Rogers Funeral Home in Frankfort. A second visitation was conducted Friday, January 19, 1 p.m., at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel in Irvine. In lieu of flowers, she requested that donations be made in her memory to either the Capital City Senior Activity Center or the Franklin County Humane Society.
Dorothy Lee Hall, 86
Dorothy Lee Hall, 86, of Winchester Road in Irvine Died Saturday, January 13, at the Compassionate Care Center following a long illness. She was born July 17, 1931, the daughter of the late Julia Gains Barber. The retired from the University of Kentucky. Her passions were reading biographies and ballroom dancing. She will be remembered for her warmth, grace, courage, and kindness.
She is survived by a son, David Hall; a brother, Eddie Ballard; her beloved cat, Sunny; and many cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Faye Evans; and a son, Daniel Thomas Hall.
Burial services will be at West Irvine Cemetery in the spring. The date and time will be announced at a later date.
Bobby L. Rose, 83
Bobby L. Rose, 83, of Drowning Creek Ridge in Irvine died Tuesday, January 16, at the Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital following a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was born January 28, 1934 in Estill County and was the son of the late Farris and Rebecca Richardson Rose. He was a paralegal, a former County Judge and a retired teacher with the Estill County School System. He was a member of the Providence Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for 50 years and a member of the Irvine-Ravenna Kiwanis Club. He was retired from the United States Army Reserves where he served for 23 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Barnes Rose.
He is survived by a son, Mark L. Rose of Irvine; a grandchild, Amber Rose Marcum and husband, Joseph Marcum; a grandchild, Hagen Joe Marcum; and a expected great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Farris Dean Rose and Roderic F. Rose.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 19, at the Providence Baptist Church with Bro. Ronald Lutes and Bro. Bill VanWinkle officiating. Military rites were performed by the American Legion Post 79. Pallbearers were Mike Barnes, Ralph Arvin, Roderic Rose, Jr., Jerry Rose, Dan Rose, Shawn Rose, Steve Garrett, Richard Snowden, and Joseph Marcum. Honorary Pallbearer was Jackie Tipton. Burial at the Turpin Cemetery. Warren F. Toler Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
Gary Hardy, 62
Gary Hardy, 62, of Stacy Lane Road in Irvine died Saturday, January 20, at his home following a long illness. He was born July 15, 1955, in Estill County, a son of Pairelee Johnson Hardy and the late Leon Hardy. He had lived in Estill County all his life.
Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife of 36 years, Serena Cain Hardy; four daughters, Sheri Grace (Ezekiel) of Estill County, Angela Tipton of Estill County, Laura Cockrell of Estill County, and Renee Chipps (James) of Lexington; two sons, Daniel Ross (Mary) of Jackson County, and Glenn Cockrell (Mary) of Estill County; a sister, Maggie Oliver of Estill County; four brothers, Donald Hardy (Gail) of Estill County, Orville Hardy (Penny) of Estill County, Cecil Hardy (Selena) of Estill County, and James Hardy (Cheryl) of Estill County; 13 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death a brother, Bobby Hardy.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 23, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kevin Phillips officiating. Burial in the Hardy Cemetery. Pallbearers were Darrell Spicer Jr., Christopher Epperson, Kevin Hardy, Masco Grace, Zeke Grace, and Joseph Marcum. Honorary Pallbearers were Shorty Grace, Danny Friend, and Nathan Sparks.
Glenna Dean Stevens, 59
Glenna Dean Stevens, 59, of Leighton Road in Irvine died Sunday, January 14, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. She was born July 14, 1958 in Irvine and was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Joyce Oveda Puckett Stevens. She had attended the Barnes Mountain Baptist Church where she was baptized and enjoyed watching WLJC. She had lived in Estill County all her life.
She is survived by two sisters, Virginia Faye Stevens of Irvine, and Wilma Jean Stevens of Irvine; two brothers, Darrell Lee Stevens of Irvine, and Lander Stevens of Irvine; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Stevens McKinney; and two brothers, Dale Stevens, and Charles Stevens, Jr.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 17, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Adrian McKinney officiating. Burial at the Stevens Cemetery. Pallbearers were Shane Puckett, Jacob Stevens, Michael Stevens, Phillip Stevens, Roy Stevens, and John McKinney.