Ruth Hall, 77
Ruth Hall, 77, of Hamilton died at Hospice of Hamilton on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 10:54 p.m. She was born in Irvine, July 9, 1932, the daughter of Glen and Chaney (Kirby) Riddell. Ruth was a member of Four Square Pentecostal Church. In May, 1949 in Irvine, she married Bergon Hall, and he preceded her in death in 1995.
She is survived by three children, James (Donna) Hall, Sheila (Jerry) Chaney, both of Hamilton, and Randy Hall of Fairfield; two grandchildren, Chris (Jody) Hall of Hamilton and Brian (April) Chaney of Fairfield; two great-grandchildren, Brittany Hall and Emma Hall; a brother, Larry (Judy) Riddell; three sisters, Gerry (Roger) Clowers, Violet (Billy) Dawes, and Marcy (James) Grace; a sister-in-law, Ruby Riddell, all of Irvine; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, William, Owen, Fred, and Kimble Riddell.
Funeral service was held at the Brown-Dawson Funeral Home, 330 Pershing Avenue, on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 11 a.m. by Pastor Harold Hale and Rev. Jerry Rose with burial at Rose Hill Burial Park.
Willie Adkins, 69
Willie Adkins, 69, 1521 Lone Oak Road, Clay City, husband of Mary Lou Adkins, died Thursday, March 11, at Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester. He was born May 11, 1940 in West Virginia to the late Don and Jessie Sadler Adkins. He was a retired coal miner.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Adkins, Clay City; daughters, Donna Adkins and Drema Adkins, both of Clay City, Dallas Davis Darrah and Bessie Davis, both of Virginia, Rita Blankship, Ella Griffin and Patsy Goodwin, all of West Virginia; brother, Junior Ray Adkins; sisters, Octavie Gilman and Nannie Adkins, both of Irvine, Gladys Walls Green, West Virginia, and Anne Johnson, Ohio; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 14 at 2 p.m. at Wells Clay City Chapel by Rev. Gary Sparks and Rev. Herbert Barnett with burial at Goodwin Cemetery, Clay City. Visit guestbook at www.wellsfh.com.
Opal Mullins, 60
Opal Horn Mullins, 60, Estill Acres, Irvine died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center after a long illness. She was born July 30, 1949 in Estill County, the daughter of the late Homer and Elsie Gentry Horn. She was a homemaker and attended the Green Pastures Worship Center. She had lived in Estill County most of her life.
Survivors include three daughters, Diane Estes, Debra Combs and Kathy Cain, all of Estill County; two sons, Willie Hurley and Mitchell Hurley, both of Estill County; two sisters, Deloris Fox and Stella Stevens, both of Estill County; one brother, Ronald Horn of Lancaster; eight grandchildren, Christopher McKinney, Mary Estes, Opal Ashcraft, Brandon Combs, Heather Frazier, Allan Combs, Emily Smith and Lloyd Cain;and four great-grandchildren, Mahailee Combs, Allyson Frazier, Kennah Wilkerson and Ashdan Combs.
She was preceded in death by one son, James King; one grandchild, Jessie Ashcraft, Jr;. and two sisters, Ella Horn and Della Roberts.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 11, at 1 p.m. at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Douglas Baker with burial at the Hoover Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Joshua Stevens, Jaccob Stevens, Michael Stevens, James Combs, Lloyd Cain, and Christopher McKinney.
Wilson Spicer Jr., 77
Wilson Spicer Jr., 77, father of Beau (Missy) Spicer and Georgia (Doug) Fielder, died Thursday at St. Joseph Hospice Center. He was a native of Estill County, born Dec. 5, 1932, a son of the late Wilson Spicer Sr. and Nettie Blount Spicer. He was a US Army veteran during the reconstruction of Europe, a retired CPA and owner of Eastland Florist. He attended EKU, and was a Christian, and a musician. He was preceded in death by a sister Laverne, and his brothers George, Herbert, and Samuel.
Survivors include a son, Beau (Missy) Spicer; a daughter Georgia (Doug) Fielder; grandchildren, Beau (Melanie) Spicer Jr., Christopher Fielder, Joseph Spicer, Abigail Fielder and Nathaniel Spicer; sisters, Margaret Vance and Emma Rowe; and special best friend. Toby.
Funeral service was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Lewis Funeral Home by Bro. Scott Rogers with burial at West Irvine Cemetery.
Sue Gaskin, 73
Sue Frances Davis Gaskin, 73, of Broadway, Irvine, died March 11. She was a native of Adair County, and a longtime resident of Estill County. She was born July 23, 1936, a daughter of the late William Deep Davis and Frances Louise Hughes Davis. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Irvine-Ravenna Woman’s Club, Marjorie Spice Guild, and Irvine First Christian Church. She was a homemaker, and previous co-owner of WIRV in Irvine.
She is survived by her daughters, Deborah Sue (Joseph Michael) Gaskin Jones of Louisville, and Virginia Anne Gaskin of Lexington; her brother William Davis of Columbia; four grandchildren Amy, Andrew, Benjamin and Michael Jones.
Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday March 20, at the Irvine First Christian Church.
Robert Vaughn Jr., 80
Robert F. Vaughn Jr., 80, Red River Road, Irvine, died Friday, March 12, 2010 at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He was born March 23, 1929 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was the son of the late Robert F. Vaughn Sr. and Audry Berryman Vaughn. He was retired from the US Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired insurance salesman. He was a member of the Corinth Christian Church and Irvine Masonic Lodge. He had lived in Estill County most of his life.
Survivors include two sons, Robert F. Vaughn III of Madison County and Brian K. Vaughn of Estill County; four grandchildren, Christopher B. Vaughn, Kayleigh J. Vaughn, Kendall B. Vaughn and Zachary B. Vaughn; four step-grandchildren, Sandra K. Thorn, David Lee Richardson, Caitlin N. Curry and Christopher S. Curry and a step-great-grandson, Blake Thorn.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Renee Ward and Mitsey Davies.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 15 at 1 p.m. at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Linville Dunaway with burial at Fielders Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ricky Sparks, Darrell Cook, Jason Bowles, Roy Dixon, Jamey Dunaway and Chris Curry.