Herbert Harrison, 31
Herbert Wayne Harrison, 31, of Kissey Branch Road, in Estill County, died Thursday, July 1, 2010 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington from injuries sustained in a tractor accident. He was born in Lexington on Sept. 19, 1978 and was a farmer and an apartment maintenance employee.
Survivors include his father, Herbert Harrison of Richmond; his fiancee, Hope Johnson; a daughter, Andrea Norton; Step-son, Tim Johnson; three aunts, Bernice Hisle, Zola Hisle and Eileen McWhorter; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by three uncles, Beckham, Clyde and Laban Harrison.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 6 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Brian Riddell, Tim Johnson, Calvin Jenkins, Mike Isaacs, Anthony Arvin and Tyler Baber.
Anna Witt, 87
Anna A. Witt, 87, of Miamisburg, formerly of Irvine, died on June 28, 2010. She was born on April 2, 1923 to the late James and Sally (Smithers) Fielder in Irvine. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Tracy Witt; and her brother, James Fielder Jr.
Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Leach of Miamisburg; granddaughters, Traci (Larry Hall) Abner, Miamisburg, and Lisa (Bob Abood) Abner of Illinois; two sisters, Dorothy Newton and Wilma Buckley; and a brother, David Fielder; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside service was held Thursday, July 1 at Sand Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Lewis Funeral Home.
Herb Buffenbarger, 69
Herb N. Buffenbarger, 69, of Indianapolis, Ind. died Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. He was born July 2, 1940 in East Liberty, Ohio to the late Nelson and Flora (Phipps) Buffenbarger. Herb was a 1958 graduate of Salem High School and a 1962 graduate of Kentucky Christian University. He was a multi-talented man who enjoyed many vocations. He was pastor at Mt. Carmel Christian Church in Ravenna, and later at Michigantown Christian Church in Michigantown, Ind. In Clinton County he served as a volunteer fireman and EMT. He was a trainer/instructor for EMT’s through Ivy Tech. A time in real estate eventually led to a career in banking, where Herb spent over 20 years as a mortgage broker. Upon his retirement from the banking industry he re-entered full-time ministry, becoming senior pastor at both Urban Christian Church and Emmanuel Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Ind. He founded and directed the Urban Recovery Center in Indianapolis, a shelter for women coming out of prison. In addition, he established drug and alcohol support groups, counseling and mentoring programs, and various other faith-based programs.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy (Coapstick) Buffenbarger of Indianapolis, as well as his children, Mischelle (Robert) Johnson of Indianapolis, Greg (Deborah) Buffenbarger of Camden, and Brad (Lisa) Buffenbarger of DeKalb, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Tanner, Malachi, Ian, Leah, Chelsea, Caleb and Seth; and three great-grandchilden, Cameron, Kiera and Carson; two sisters, Jan Bradford of Rushsylvania, Ohio and Bonnie Mangas of Union City, Ind.; and 11 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Melvin Buffenbarger; and a nephew, Anthony Mangas.
Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 2, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home with burial at Whiteman Cemetery.
Donations may be made in memory of Herb to the Urban Christian Church/Recovery Center; 920 Laurel St., Indianapolis, IN 46203.
Online condolences may be made at goodwinfuneralhome.com.
Geneva Reece, 82
Geneva Estes Reece, 82, of Richmond, formerly of Irvine died Friday at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, after a long illness. She was born May 22, 1928 in Estill County, a daughter of the late Jonah Estes and Sylvania McKinney Estes. She was preceded in death by two daughters Elfra Geneva Reece and Wilma Frances Reece; seven brothers, Hildon, Charles, Luther, Leonard, Floyd, Travis, and Stanley; two sisters Maudie McKinney and Laura Estes Rogers.
Survivors include a son Calvin W. (Cindy) Reece of Richmond; three daughters Wanda (Tom) Jones, Mary Reed, both of Harrodsburg, Trisha Winkler of Richmond; nine grandchildren Kimberly Anne Coffey, Wayne (Christy) Winkler, Jr., Gary Linn (Shannon) Reed Jr., Deborah Jean Reed, Brian Wayne Reece, Amy Lee (Kenny) Wilson, Elizabeth Kidd, Richy (Kim) Lowery, Thomas Jones Jr; 18 great-grandchildren Kurtis Reed, Nicholas Reed, Kenna Reed, Tyler Poff, Courtney Kidd, Savanna Kidd, Alisha Kidd, Seth Lowery, Angel M. Lowery, Sara Lowery, William D. Lowery, Brayden Wilson, Lukas Jones, Emily Jones, Pvt. 1st Class Tyler Coffey, Linda Leigh Coffey, Dustin Lee Winkler, Natalie Kay Winkler; several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at Lewis Funeral Home by Bro. Bradley Johns with burial at the J. Estes Cemetery.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
Joan Bonny, 80
Joan Adams Bonny, 80, of Elm St., Ravenna, widow of Edwin Mills Bonny Sr. died Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at the Central Baptist Hospital after a short illness. She was born Nov. 21, 1929 in Estill County, a daughter of the late Hume and Etta Rice Adams. She was a member of the Ravenna Church of the Nazarene, had attended Transylvania University and was a homemaker, teacher and a member of the Lewis Funeral Home staff. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Hall; and a son, Edwin Mills “Ned” Bonny II.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, William Hume (Lisa) Bonny of Louisville and James Adams (Sandra) Bonny of Irvine; four grandchildren, Matthew, Caleb, Cole and Peyton Bonny.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p. m. Friday, July 2, 2010 at Ravenna Church of the Nazarene with Reverends James Adams Bonny, Bob Mills, Don Brown, Mark Farris and Warren F. Toler officiating with burial at the Richmond Cemetery.
Visitation was held Thursday, July 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lewis Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Michael Woolery, Arthur David Ballard, Arthur Gene Ballard, “Beetle” Lisle, John Nutter and Tom Williams.
Honorary pallbearer was Bunt Gross.
Della Watson, 78
Della Mae Patrick Watson, 78, widow of Thomas Green Watson, died Monday, July 5, 2010 at the Lee County Care and Rehab Center after a long illness. She was born Jan. 20, 1932 in Estill County, a daughter of the late Clinton and Mirtie Smith Patrick. She was a member of the Cobhill Church of Christ and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a grand son Jerry Watson.
Survivors include three daughters, Elaine (Dillard) Horn, Francis Lee Rogers and Annette (Time) Griggs all of Irvine; three sons, Harvey Ken (Libby) Watson of Irvine, Thomas B. (Lynn) Watson of Waynesburg and Wendall K. Watson of Irvine; a sister Lillie Ann Rogers of Irvine; 13 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Cobhill Church of Christ, with Bro. Robert Rogers officiating. Friends may call at the Lewis Funeral Home after 6 p. m. Wednesday. Burial will follow in the Cobhill Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Doug, Randy, Dave, Phillip and Dustin Watson and Chris Coffey.
Honorary pallbearers are Bobby and Shawn Griggs and Tony Horn