Bobby G. Prewitt, 79
Bobby G. Prewitt, 79, Cannonsburg, died Friday morning, April 9, 2010 at Kings Daughters Medical Center. He was born April 5, 1931 in Estill County, a son of the late W.R. and Elizabeth Hughes Prewitt. He began his working career as a Kentucky State Trooper, later working as a Detective for C&O Railroad. He retired from Ashland Oil. He was a United States Navy Korean War Veteran, and a member of Cannonsburg Trinity United Methodist Church. He was a 50-year member of the Rush Masonic Lodge 715 F&AM. He was an avid golfer and had coached every sport. He graduated top of his class from the Kentucky State Police Academy and taught marksmanship to the state police and correctional facilities.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Peggy Shelton Prewitt of Cannonsburg; a son, Bobby A. (Carrie) Prewitt of Sadieville; three daughters, Robin Prewitt and Cindy Prewitt (Tom) Hilbert, both of Cannonsburg, Suzy Prewitt Abbott of Ironton, Ohio; three brothers, Sonny Prewitt of Laguna Vista, Texas, Verlon Prewitt of Irvine and Leon Prewitt of Frankfort; a son-in-law, Dario Margve of New Jersey; six grandchildren, Joshua Howard, Michelle Abbott, Andrew Margve, Tony Margve, Christa Prewitt and Cassidy Prewitt; and two great-grandchildren, Bob Bob and Lily.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Terry Prewitt Margve in 2006; and a sister, Catherine Tipton.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at Cannonsburg Trinity United Methodist Church by Pastor Jim Barrett with burial at Shelton Family Cemetery. Military services were conducted by the American Legion Kenova Post #93.
Contributions are suggested to: Cannonsburg Trinity United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 11620 Midland Trail Rd., Ashland KY 41102.
Online condolences may be sent to www.steenfuneralhomes.com.
Nannie Kendrick, 82
Nannie Jean Miller Kendrick, 82, Reynolds Road, Irvine, died Friday, April 2, 2010 at Hospice Care Center in Lexington after a long illness. She was born June 11, 1927 in Breathitt County, the daughter of the late Shelby and Belle Deaton Miller. She lived in Estill County most of her life.
Survivors include her husband, Archie Kendrick; six daughters, Barbara Geier of Ohio, Shelby Horn and Sandra Folden, both of Nicholasville, Pat Graham of Georgia, Donna Sparks of Irvine, and Terri Combs of Madison County; two sons, Larry Kendrick of Nicholasville and Lee Kendrick of Lincoln County; 24 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Mae Gross Taulbee; four brothers, Collie Miller, Wilson, Ed and Frank Gross.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home by Bro. Lloyd Gallimore and Rev. Robin Geier with burial at West Irvine Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tony Sizemore, Tim Tipton, Sean Tipton, Brian Kendrick, Chris Kendrick and Sean Kendrick. Honorary pallbearers were Jason Kendrick, Henry Sparks, Greg Geier, Brandon Kendrick and Jesse Peece.
Gene Mansfield, 77
Gene Mansfield, 77, Harris Ferry Road, Irvine, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at Central Baptist Hospital after a short illness. He was born Sept. 13, 1932 in Estill County, the son of the late Francis Millard and Myrtle Short Mansfield. He was a retired employee of Rockwell International and was a member of the Corinth Christian Church. He had lived in Estill County most of his life.
Survivors include three sisters, Pearl Freeman and Mildred Wood, both of Estill County, and Alsie Merritt of Clark County; three brothers, Earl Mansfield of Clark County, and Melvin Mansfield and Ronald Mansfield, both of Estill County; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, May Richardson; and three brothers, Roy, Clyde and Junior Mansfield.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 16 at 11 a.m. at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Doyle Spry and Bro. Tommy Henderson with burial at the Johnny Richardson Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Millard Richardson, Jesse Richardson, Jerry Richardson, Jim Richardson, Jeff Freeman and David Mansfield. Honorary pallbearers were Ezra Gayle Freeman, Tommy Henderson, Doug Freeman and Gary Freeman.
Johnnie Embs, 65
Johnnie ”Hotdog” Embs, 65, Ticky Fork Drive, died Wednesday at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond after a long illness. He was born March 22, 1945 in Estill County, a son of the late Herbert B. Embs Sr. and Lucille Witt Embs. He was a member of the Irvine First Church of God and had been a self-employed excavation contractor.
Survivors include his three brothers, Herbert B. (Wavelene) Embs of Hope Ind., Scotty (Betty) Embs and Roy (Linda) Embs, both of Irvine; a sister Hennretta (Wayne) Nyffeler of Columbus Ind.; a sister-in-law, Joy Embs of Brookesville, Ohio; his special cousins, Jeff Hix and Jack Dice, both of Ravenna; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lewis Funeral Home by Rev. David Watson.
Pallbearers were Steve Woolery, Robbie Roberts, Bill Eldridge Jr., Dwight Puckett, Greg Wright, Arthur McIntosh and Neal Mayes. Honorary pallbearers were all of his many personal friends.
The family requests that donations of sympathy be made to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea KY 40403.
Dudley Barnes, 79
Dudley Barnes, 79, Winchester Road, husband of Brenda Morris Barnes, died at the Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was born Nov. 27, 1930 in Estill County, a son of the late Sidney Barnes and Mettie Abney Barnes Yates. He was a retired saw mill worker and attended the Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Brenda LeAnna Baker.
Survivors in addition to his wife Brenda include two sons, William Ray Barnes of Winchester and Ronald Wayne Barnes of Irvine; three daughters, Rebecca Lynn Baker of Winchester, Ronda K. (Robert) Adams of Irvine, Susan Rene (Wade) Bowling of Ravenna; a sister Mary Jean Wisser of Cincinnati, Ohio; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Calvary Baptist Church by Rev. Keith Sands with burial at Moberly Cemetery. Lewis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were William Barnes, Ronald Barnes, Christopher Ribbing, Wade Bowling, Robert Adams and Joey Baker. Honorary pallbearers were Hunter Bowling and Joshua Baker.
Violet Gilbert, 92
Violet Gilbert, 92, died April 16, 2010 at University of Louisville Hospital. She was one of eight children, the eldest child of Buford and Docie (Hoover) Lancaster of Estill County. She married Lincoln Gilbert of Clay County in 1936. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lincoln; and a son, Roy Edgar; a brother, Jesse Lancaster (Korean war veteran); sisters, Retha Hertie and Gathel Roark.
Survivors include a son, Neville C. of Lantana, Fla.; a daughter, Bernice Conerly of Lake Park, Fla.; a brother, Ledford Lancaster of Irvine; three sisters, Sue Babb of Richmond, Mae Richardson of Milton, Ind., and Ruth Richardson of Elgin, Texas; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Britton Funeral Home, Manchester with burial at the Lincoln Gilbert Cemetery, Red Bird River, Spurlock.
Isaac Edward Friend, 57
Isaac Edward Friend, 57, 760 Miller Ridge Road, died Saturday, April 17 at his home. He was born July 8, 1952 in Estill County to the late Sidney and Celia Whisman Friend. He was an employee of United American Energy. Survivors include a son, Joey Friend, Campton; daughters, Rebecca Friend and Samantha Elam, both of Campton, Amanda Cliburn, Wilmington, Ohio; brothers, Eugene Friend, Beattyville, Sid Friend Jr., Patsy, Robert Friend, Donald Friend, Ronald Friend, and Paul Friend, all of Stanton, William Friend, Georgetta, Ala., Dwight Friend and Allen Friend, Pine Ridge, Gary Friend, Rogers, and Timothy Friend, Wilmington, Ohio; sisters, Wavelene Sparks, Leeco and Josephine Gross, Avon; grandchildren, Cody Michael Chambers, Rylee Paige Friend, Kaycee Whitt, Kelsey Maggard, and Brayden Wilson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Friend; and sisters, Eunice Sparks and Gloria McCoy. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 21, at 1 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home, Stanton with burial in Hall Cemetery, Stanton.
His brothers served as pallbearers. Visit guestbook at www.wellsfh.com
Anna Chapman, 71
Anna Irene Chapman, 71, died Friday, April 16, 2010 at Compassionate Care Center in Richmond after a long illness. She was born in Booneville, and had made her home in Irvine for many years. She was the daughter of the late George Couch, Sr. and Ethel Caudill Couch. She was the widow of Arthur Chapman.
She was a homemaker and devoted mother throughout her lifetime. While living in Chicago, she worked with the prison ministries through her church. She enjoyed helping these individuals as they worked to start a new life. Her church activities in Chicago also included feeding the homeless. She was a member of the Ravenna Church of God and remained active in her church as long as her health permitted. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; four brothers, Eugene Couch, Clayton Couch, Ruby Couch and George Couch, Jr.
Survivors include her three sons, Robert A. Saller of Irvine, Marshall B. Chesser, Jr. of Chicago, Ill. and Tony Dale Chesser of Thornton, Ill.; four sisters, Javetta Pearl Toia (Salvatore) of Elwood, Ind., Betty Jo Miller of Shelbyville, Linda McKinney of Bardstown and Carolyn Sue Clark of Pleasureville; one brother, Carl Robert Couch of Pleasureville; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, April 19, 2010 at Webb Funeral Home in Shelbyville with burial at Big Spring Cemetery in Bloomfield. Online condolences may be expressed at www.webbfuneralhome.com.