Barbara Ann Gray, died Thursday, February 8, at irvine Nursing and Rehab Center. She was a native of Estil County, a daughter of the late Robert and Mattie Gross Gray. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Columbus Gray, Hersel Gray, Buford Odell Gray, Bertha Hoover, Gracie Gilbert, Nancy Rose, Minnie Combs, Agnes Means, and Katherine Henry.
Survivors include her sisters, Maggie Brinegar and Lillie Hoover; several niecesand nephews.
Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals. Burial at the Hoover Cemetery.
Ronald Benjamin McKinney, 69, died February 8, at Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington. He was born on Barnes Mountain March 29, 1948 in Irvine, to Benjamin and Lucy Mae McKinney. He was a man of many talents owning several businesses in California. He also enjoyed the opportunity of farming in Kentucky. He loved the Lord and had unconditional love for everyone. His family will miss him very much, but, know he is in a much better place.
Survivors include his wife, Linda McKinney; his mother-in-law, Dolores Brown, a daughter, Kim McKinney and Todd Mattingly; two sons, Ronald (Genia) McKinney, Jr., Scott McKinney (Chad Wootly); a grandson, Cameron Hoke; three granddaughters, Kori (Josh) Rison, Ronni McKinney (Braeden Brooks), Savannah (Tyler) Sparks; three great grandchildren, Rylee Jayne Hoke, Braelynn Sarai Hoke, and Noah Carter Rison, a sister, Shirley McKinney Brandt of Riverside, California; two brothers, Dannie (Debbie) McKinney of Irvine, and James (Joyce) McKinney of Vancouver, Washington;
He was preceded in death by a sister, Martillie Jayne Rich; and a grandson, Zachary Scott McKinney Grensavitch.
A Celebration of Life will be held February 15, beginning at 6 p.m., at Christian Worship Center with a dinner following.
Peggy Lynn Walling, 71, wife of the late Glenn Walling, died on Feb. 5. She was the daughter of the late Hugh and Elena Reese and sister of the late Joe and Dwight (Ike) Reese. She was a member of Northview Baptist
She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Ann Walling; her grandchildren, Zachary G. Walling, Jacob M. Walling, and Tiffany Parsons; her great-grandchildren, Eden, Isla, and Truett Parsons; and her sister, Barbara Hunt.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 10, at Milward-Broadway. Burial at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Albert Dewayne Hawkins, 41, of Tipton Ridge in Ravenna died Sunday, February 11, at the Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital following a short illness. He was born April 26, 1976 in Estill County and was the son of the late Albert Hawkins and Peggy Lee Bowles Murphy. He was an employee of Leggett & Platt and attended the The Well in Richmond. He had lived in Estill County all his life.
He is survived by his girlfriend of 15 years, Renae Hudson; four sisters, April (Stanley) Merrell of Winchester, Lisa (Jeff) Kilburn of Irvine, Chasity (Stevie) Roe of Irvine, and Keshia Murphy-Higgins of Ravenna; four nieces; three nephews; and two step-grandsons.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Wayne Hawkins.
Memorial services were conducted Thursday, February 15, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Terry Barnes.
William R. (Bill) Lane, 93, died February 6, at his home in Lexington after a short illness. A long-time Lexington resident, he was born near Fitchburg, Kentucky on July 15, 1924 to Mitchell Clay and Minnie Lou Lane (Bellamy). He enlisted in the US Army at the age of 17 and served in the 281st Field Artillery Battalion during World War II as a component of the Third Army. Upon his return to Kentucky in 1946, he started working as a carpenter-foreman in the construction industry eventually managing several large building projects. He founded Lane, White, & Congleton, Co., and later, Lane-Hargett Construction Co and TRACO Construction Co. where he served as President for many years. Some of his most notable construction projects include: Hemlock Lodge at Natural Bridge State Park, Ft. Boonesboro State Park and Campground, and several others on the campuses of UK and EKU. He served on the Board of the Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction from 1981 to 1985 and was a founding member of the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky. An avid fisherman and gardener, he always enjoyed spending time outdoors and watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren at school and sporting events.
Married over 71 years, he is survived by his wife, Mary Arlie; a brother, Elmer George Lane; a daughter, Brenda Sue Williams (Mark Huston); a daughter-in-law, Debbie Lane; two grandsons, Robert Huston Williams (Courtney) and William Robert (Trey) Lane, III, (Jodie); a granddaughter, Megan Elane Brown (Matthew); and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, William Robert Lane, Jr. (Billy); and a granddaughter, Trista Lane Hail.
Memorial services were held Friday, February 10, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home located at 463 E. Main St. in Lexington. Burial to follow in Lexington Cemetery. Donations suggested to Bluegrass Care Navigators (formerly Hospice) or the ALS Chapter of Kentucky.
Agnes Moore, 92, of Sandhill Road in Irvine died Monday, February 5, at the Compassionate Care Center following a long illness. She was born October 18, 1925 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Charlie and Gussie Winkler Thomas. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sandhill Christian Church. She had lived in Estill County all her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Moore.
She is survived by a daughter, Sherron (Phillip) Pace of Estill County; a son, Doug Moore of Estill County; two grandchildren, Gina (Rudy) Akers, and James Dwayne (Cheryl) Neal; three great grandchildren, Zack Neal, Addison Akers, and Dylan Neal.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Chester Thomas.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 9, at the Sandhill Christian Church by Bro. Ronald Lutes and Bro. Matt Vaught. Burial at the West Irvine Cemetery. The Warren F. Toler Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
Stephanie Lynn Walters, 44, of Old Fox Road in Irvine died Sunday, February 11, at her home following a long illness. She was born March 7, 1973 in Estill County and was the daughter of Harold Gene and Linda Lou Warner Johnson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bethel Christian Church and the Estill Co. Lions Club. She had lived in Estill County all her life.
Survivors in addition to her father and mother include her husband, Thomas Edward Walters; two daughters, Michaela Walters (Jared) Cole of Estill County, and Anna Marie Walters of Estill County; a son, Robbie Walters of Estill County; a sister, Beth (Kurt) Isaacs of Estill County; two grandchildren, Easton Clay Cole and Baby Cole; and a sister of the heart, Connie Curtis.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 14, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Bill Curtis. Burial at the Steve Walters Cemetery.
Debra Lynn Rollins, 60, died Tuesday, January 30, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond after a short illness. Born April 6, 1957, in Dayton, Ohio, she was the daughter of Marvin Brock and Loretta Williams Brock, both of whom preceded her in death. She was an employee of EKU/Aramark food services for almost 40 years. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include two sons, John Jamison Rollins (Renee) and David Scott Rollins (Sarah); grandchildren, Linel, Daniel, Landon, Lola, Carter, and Hanna. She is also survived by her beloved dog and best friend, Abby.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Sherri Brock.
Funeral service was held Saturday, February 3, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Burial at the Richmond Cemetery. Pallbearers were Moe Rollins, Darryl Rollins, Jordan Roberts, Daniel Rollins, Linel Rogers, and Joey Schat. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475.