Elizabeth Sue Abney, 73
Elizabeth Sue Abney, 73, died Wednesday, January 24, at the Marcum and Wallace Hospital in Irvine. She was retired from the Estill Co. Rehabilitation Center in Irvine.
She is survived by two sons, Jeff Abney and wife, Kim, of Lexington, and James Abney and wife, Melissa, of Irvine; daughter, Patricia Abney of Irvine; three brothers, Dallas Johnson of Beattyville, Virgil Buddy Johnson of Irvine, James Avery Johnson; three sisters, Fay Stewart of Irvine, Nancy Teegarden of Butler, Loera Smith of Lexington; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Edna Johnson; husband, Allie Greene Abney, Jr.; a son Samuel David Abney; three sisters, Beulah Mae Mays, Zelma Rogers, and Phyllis Shouse; and a brother, Floyd Merrill “BB Boy” Johnson.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 27, at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel in Clay City. Burial in the Cobb Hill Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Home is in charge of services.
Mary Frances Eversole, 83
Mary Frances Eversole, 83, of Richmond, Indiana, died Friday, January 12, at Reid Health. Born March 4, 1934, in Jackson County, Kentucky, to George Michael and Myrtle P. Ball Ross. She lived in Richmond, Indiana most of her life. She formerly worked at Kemper Cabinets, retiring after 32 years of service, where she was known as “Mother Mary.” Mary was a member of Hagerstown Baptist Church. She had a great sense of humor and was very compassionate and loved and cared for everybody. Mary enjoyed gardening, bowling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include her husband, Homer Eversole; daughters, Tamara Williams and Audrey Richards both of Richmond, Indiana; son, John Michael (Doris) Williams of Cambridge City, Indiana; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters; four brothers; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Evelyn June Williams; and six siblings.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 20, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond, Indiana. Burial at Crown Hill Cemetery, 407 Short Street, Centerville, Indiana, with Pastor Fletcher Callahan officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Association, Memorial & Honors Program, P.O. Box 13067, Alexandria, VA 22312. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Margaret Stamper, 70
Margaret Stamper, 70, died Sunday, January 21, at the Lee County Care and Rehabilitation Center, located in Beattyville. She was born October 28, 1947, in Booneville, a daughter to the late Frank and Francis (Conrad) Callahan. She was loving mother, and grandmother. In her free time, she enjoyed quilting, working puzzles and crosswords.
She is survived by a daughter, Carol (Tommy) Farthing of Irvine; three sisters, Martha (Donnie) Eldridge of Flemingsburg, Dorothy (Robert) Hickman of Fort Ville, Indiana, and Fannie Callahan of Beattyville; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; a step-great great grandchildren, any other loving family members and friends.
Along with her parents, Frank and Francis Callahan, she was preceded in death by her husband; Thomas “Tommy” Stamper ;and a sister, Maxine Harris.
Funeral services were held Friday, January 26, at the Booneville Funeral Home with Brother Floyd Johns officiating. Burial in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery located in Booneville, KY. To leave the family a special message, please visit www.boonevillekyfuneralhome.com. The Booneville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Joshua Ray Adams, 31
Joshua Ray Adams, 31, of Irvine died Friday, January 26, 2018 as a result of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. He was a Berea native, born April 8, 1986, son of Philip Adams and Kathy Brock Kendrick. He was a United States Postal Service contractor, a United States Air Force veteran, and a resident of Berea for the past five years after being honorably discharged from the Air Force and spending a year in California. He was a loving husband, father, son and brother. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, guns, video games, was a computer whiz and was lovingly called a “closet nerd” by his family. He was a bookworm, who read a lot, had a dry sense of humor, was never afraid to make a fool of himself, loved candy, vitamins and fiber. He attended New Heights Church in Berea.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth Romberger Adams; three children, Hunter Ray Adams, Porter Allen Adams, and Selah Elizabeth Adams; three sisters, Rosemary Presnell (Benjamin), Heather Bradley (Ryan), and Megan Coffey (Jesse); paternal grandparents, Donnie and Bonnie Ramey Adams; maternal grandmother, Beulah Crane Willis (William); mother and father-in-law, Duane and Susan Stauffer Romberger; and two brothers-in-law, David Romberger (Kinsey) and Jonathan Romberger; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Manuel Brock.
In accordance with Joshua’s wishes, he was cremated and a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, February 1, at New Heights Church, 316 Mini Mall Drive, Berea, with Pastor John Burdette officiating. Acceptance of friends at 1 p.m. at the church. Burial of the cremains will follow the service in Davis-Witt Cemetery in Rockcastle County. Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Berea has been 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. Pallbearers were Ricky Willis, Mike Stallings, Justin Abney, Brent Turpin, John Wiseman, and Jay Wiseman.
Alphie Gross Tipton, 91
Alphie Gross Tipton, 91, of Boone Drive in Richmond, and formerly of Estill County, died Monday, January 22, 2018 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, in Hospice Care. She was born on September 13, 1926 in Estill County, and was the daughter of the late Sam and Gracie Crawford Gross. She was a homemaker and seamstress. She loved to cook, garden, and work in her flowers. She was a member of Tates Creek Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Eugene Tipton, who died in 2010; as well as six brothers, Finley Gross, Dosh Gross, Ralph “Doeg” Gross, Durb “Earville” Gross, Clyde Gross, and Bill Gross; and five sisters, Nettie Wilburn, Mary Townsend, Stella Townsend, Margie Marshall, and Jean Powell.
Survivors include a son, Donnie Tipton (Nora) of Willisburg; a daughter, Phyllis Burton (Rodney) of Richmond; four grandchildren, Kimberly Clemenson Webster (Jeff) of Carmel Valley, California, Bryan Tipton (Melissa) of Nicholasville, Tracy Rhodus of Richmond, and David Burton (Trina) of Richmond; three great grandchildren, Haylee King, Madisyn Hurst, and Caleb Stone, all of Richmond; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Friday, January 26, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, 1110 Barnes Mill Road, Richmond, with Rev. Jerry Huffman officiating. Burial in the Richmond Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bryan Tipton, Ronnie Gross, Kenny Marshall, Glenn Berger, Stanford Jones, Henry Gross, Terry Rice, and David Burton. Honorary pallbearers were Eva Jones, Teresa Marshall, Rachel Hill, and Rodney Burton.
Julian Shane McKinney, 46
Julian Shane McKinney, 46, son of Buddy and Wathena McKinney, died Thursday January 25, at the UK Medical Center in Lexington. He was a EKU graduate, a member of Kentucky Crafts, a weaver and artist. He was an employee of UK Medicine as a Pharmacy Technician.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Roy Lee and Edith McKinney; maternal grandparents, Norma and Fred Smyth; his aunts, Ruth McKinney, Eva Marie McKinney, Virginia (MA) Slusher, Mildred (Ralph) Mayne, and Mable McKinney; his uncles, Thomas McKinney, Mac McKinney, James McKinney, Harlow (Ann) McKinney.
He is survived by his parents Charles ‘Buddy’ and Wathena Smyth McKinney; his aunt, Elwanda Allen; uncles, Lyndon Smyth, and Elwood (Reva) Smyth; and his first cousins, Ratonya Allen, Dedra Chaney, Heather Howser, Shannon Smyth, Robin Smyth, Joyce Slusher, Gordon (Judy) Slusher, Louise (Rob) Grinnell, Connie (Paul) Newman, Sherri (Bill) Miller, Dawn DeMayo, Mike Demayo, Jay Mayne, Mike McKinney, Joel (Sandra) McKinney, and special cousin, Kevin Slusher.
Funeral services were January 29, Lakes Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Lakes officiating. Burial in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Martin Ramsey, Lee Roberson, Kevin Slusher, James Leach, Lewis Sparks, and Tommy Collett. Honorary pallbearers were Maggie Ciolek, Karen Gleason, Leslye Leonard, Nancy Leach, Connie Roberson, Betty Ballard, and Bethal Lee Parker. Online condolences at www.lakesfuneralhome.com
Mary Katherine McIntosh Bowlin, 58
Mary Katherine McIntosh Bowlin, 58, died January 21, after a short illness. She was born January 8, 1960, to Arthur McIntosh and Emma Tipton McIntosh. She lived in Ravenna and graduated from Estill County High School. She was known for always helping others. She was always nice and kept a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Randy Bowlin; two daughters, Amy (Charlie) Shuler of Eastaboga, Alabama, and Randi Kay Bowlin of Oxford, Alabama; two sons, Arthur James “A.J.” Bowlin of Eastaboga, Alabama, and Zackary Bowlin of Logan Port, Indiana; six grandchildren, Dawson Shuler, Ethan Shuler, Emily Shuler, Alivia Bowlin, Aubrey Bowlin, and Edie Bowlin; two sisters, Maragret (Tim) Cumpton of Greenup County, and Janet (Bill) Walters of Ravenna; two brothers, Arthur Edward “Eddie” McIntosh of Ravenna, and Robert Byron “Robbie” McIntosh of Ravenna; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceeded in death by her mother, Emma Tipton McIntosh; a sister, Doris Ann Fox; and her grandmother, Eva McIntosh.
Graveside services were conducted at the Crow Cemetery with Eugene McIntosh officiating. Pallbearers were Zackary Bowlin, A.J. Bowlin, Ryan Cumpton, Charlie Shuler, and Dellie Shuler.