Howard Ray Benton, 70
Howard Ray Benton, 70, Wisemantown Road, Irvine, died Friday, April 9, 2010 at the V.A. Hospital after a short illness. He was born July 8, 1939 in Estill County, the son of the late Edward and Annie Embry Benton. He was retired from CSX Railroad and had lived in Estill County all of his life. He was a member of the South Irvine Baptist Church, and was an Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Princess Taylor Benton; two sons, Jeffrey Ray Benton and wife Briana of Virginia, and Gregory Scott Benton and wife Rhonda Kaye of Ravenna; five sisters, Faye Covey of Richmond, Norma Elliott of Mt. Sterling, Wilma Daniels, Freida Blackwell and Sue Sparks, all of Estill County; three grandchildren, Logan Scott Benton, Laura Shyann Benton, Olivia Marie Benton.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the South Irvine Baptist Church by Bro. Donnie Buford with burial at West Irvine Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Brian Daniels, Mark Sparks, Kyle Elliott, David Blackwell, Stewart Flynn, Wallace Taylor, Allen Taylor and Jonathon Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were the men of the South Irvine Baptist Church.
Donations may be made to the Heart Foundation.
Mary Tipton, 71
Mary Francis Brinegar Tipton, 71, Pitts Road, Ravenna, widow of James Allen “Rabbit” Tipton, passed away Friday, April 9 at St. Joseph Hospital after a long illness. She was born June 6, 1938 in Estill County, a daughter of the late Robert and Bertha Campbell Brinegar. She was retired from RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. She was preceded in death by two sisters Betty Jean Brinegar and Mattie Brinegar Tipton.
Survivors include three daughters, Teresa (Leon) Covey of Ravenna, Judy (Glen) Profitt of Irvine and Shelia (Joe) Fleming of Algonac, Mich. and a son Ricky (Tammy) Tipton of Ravenna; two sisters, Lorraine Barnes of Fairfield Ohio and Ollie Vine Causey of Paint Lick; eleven grandchildren, James Leon Covey, Connie Gail Profitt Hamilton, Christopher Carl Covey, Leonna Richelle Covey, John Michael Covey, Lana Mari Profitt, Teresa Whitney Tipton, Megan Joy Tipton, Robert Douglas Tipton, Joseph Glen Profitt and Stephen Tyler Tipton; eight great-grandchildren, Morgan Presley Hamilton, Lance Allen Moore, Robert H. Tipton, Alyvia and Landan Curtis, William Allen Horn, Brittney and Austin Phillipy.
Service was at 2 p.m Monday at Lewis Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Hall officiating. Burial was at the Old Home Place Cemetery at her home on Pitts Road.
Pallbearers were James, Chris and John Covey, Robert and Stephen Tipton, Joseph Profitt, Jason Flynn, Buddy Horn, Timmy Parker and Darla Sutton.
Honorary pallbearers were Connie Hamilton, Leona Flynn, Lana Profitt, Whitney Horn, Megan Parker and Marissa Tipton.
Gene Little, 76
Gene W. Little, 76, Carneal Road, Lexington, died Friday, Apri l9, 2010 at his home after a long illness. He was born Dec. 13, 1933 in Breathitt County, the son of the late Charles and Rosie McIntosh Little. He was the pastor of the Barnes Mountain Holiness Church, and a retired construction worker. He had lived in Lexington the last 10 years.
Survivors include his wife, Naomi Johnson Little; four daughters, Rosemary Hayton and husband Bobby of Paintsville, Charlene Clay and husband Donald of Winchester, Paula Young and husband Gary of Wilmore, and Bonita Carol Carmody and husband Mike of Daytona Beach; six sons, Billy Gene Little and wife Anita, and James Little and wife Patricia, both of Jackson, Samuel Little and wife Shelia and Phillip Keith Little and wife Angie, both of Winchester, Timothy Daniel Little and wife Lisa of Waco, and Russell Little of Lexington; three sisters, Georgie Johnson, Betty Jo Lansaw and Martha Jackson, all of Jackson; 18 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Duffy, Carolyn Little, Vicie Little; and a brother, Charles Little.
Funeral services were conducted Monday at noon at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Charles Blankenship and Bro. Mark Adams with burial at West Irvine Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Gary Travis Young, Brandon Lynn Young, Neal Little, Andy Hayton, Tyrell Frazier, Jimmy Blevins, Josh Scott and Jacob Little.
Margaret Pendergrass, 88
Margaret Pendergrass, 88, died on Easter Sunday, April 3, 2010. She was born April 22, 1921 Margaret Flora Witt to Victor and Anna Witt. She served as a sergeant in the WAC during World War II. On her return to Estill County, she taught school, met and married her husband, George. A Lexington resident for over 58 years, she and her husband George were lifetime members of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association, and members of the Wisemantown United Methodist Church. She enjoyed all sports and especially any University of Kentucky Wildcats game. She had a deep love for nature, gardening and a kind heart for animals.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George; one brother, Leon Witt; and five sisters, Eunice Winn, Cleo Masters, Virginia Bonny, Willard Witt and Glenna Barrett.
Survivors include two sons, Brown Jamison of Dallas, Texas and George (Joe) of Georgetown, his wife Cindy, their son, Sam, daughter Sarah; and numerous nieces, nephews, long time neighbors and friends.
Funeral services was conducted by the Rev. Joseph White and Rev. Bruce Barrett at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2010 at the Wisemantown United Methodist Church.
Pallbearers were Bruce Barrett, Paula Barrett, Gene Higginbotham, John Witt, Mark Witt, and Victor Witt with burial and reception after the service.
Memorial donations may be made to Wisemantown United Methodist Church or the charity of choice.
Anthony Rogers, 37
Anthony Cleveland Rogers, 37, Walton Road, Irvine, died Friday, April 9, 2010 at his home. He was born March 4, 1973 in Fayette County, the son of Grover Cleveland Rogers and Gladys Louise Mayse Cox. He was a construction worker and attended the Holiness Church. He had lived in Estill County all of his life.
Survivors include his father, Grover Cleveland Rogers; his mother, Gladys Louise Mayse Cox; grandmother, Bernice Mayse of Estill County; two sisters, Connie Berryman and husband James of Estill County, and Bernice Skeens and husband James of Madison County; one brother, Russell Edward Rogers and significant other, Pam of Estill County; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his nephews, Ricky Rogers and Jonathon Embry.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 11 at 2 p.m. at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Bobby Allen with burial at the McQueen Cemetery.
Pallbearers were James Berryman, James Skeens, William Neal, Preston Stepp, Walter Estes and Henry Lynch.