Marguerite Thomas Witt, 90
Marguerite Thomas Witt, 90, of Broadway, Irvine, widow of Gordon Witt, passed away Saturday at Marcum-Wallace Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was born Jan. 30, 1920 in Mt. Stearling, a daughter of the late John and Allie Snowden Thomas. She was a retired U. S. Postal Carrier and Hardy Brothers Market employee. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Stacy Ann Johnson.
Mrs. Witt is survived by two daughters, Bobby Carol (Clarence) Noland of Irvine and Debra Ann Henry of Richmond; three grandchildren, Jennifer Noland (Phil) Cherry, Thomas G. (Sheron) Noland and Stewart K. (Melisa) Barnes; three great grandchildren, Elizabeth Marguerite Noland, Carolyn Noland and Quentin Barnes; and a niece, Lynn Thomas King.
Services were at 11 a. m., Tuesday, at the Lewis Funeral Home with Rev. Don Hatton officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5:00 p. m., Monday. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Family requests donations may be made to, Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital Memorial Fund, 60 Mercy Dr., Irvine KY 40336.
Pallbearers were Scotty and Roy Embs, Jeff Hix, Jack Dice, Todd King and Jerry Gilbert.
Honorary pallbearers: Mildred Crouch, Doris and H. T. Hardy, Gayle King, Jason King, Addie Strong, Martha Royalty, Berl Hunt, Virginia Yeager, Marsha Potter, Cathy Collett and Mike Woolery.
Mabel McPherson Edmonson, 94
Mabel McPherson Edmonson, 94, widow of Virgil L. Edmonson, died Monday at the Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was born Oct. 21, 1915 in Powell County, a daughter of the late James H. and Cordie Everman McPherson. She was a member of the Irvine First Baptist Church, a retired employee of Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital and Kentucky River Foothills where she had served as a member of the board of directors. She was preceded in death by two children, Raymond Lee Edmonson and Doris Edmonson Farthing, two sisters, Ethel Goldie and Ella Clifton and three grandchildren, David Brent Arthur and Bobby and David Farthing. Mabel McPherson Edmonson will always be known for her unconditional love for her family and God.
Survivors include a daughter Virginia (Mike) Croucher of Irvine; a son, Jimmy (Trease) Edmonson of Paris; son-in-law Davinal Farthing of Irvine; a brother, James McPherson of Ludlow; and eight grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews.
Service were conducted Thursday at the Irvine First Baptist Church with Bro. Sherl Thomas officiating. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Ray and Bill Farthing, Dickie and Jennifer Arthur, Nickie and Kenny Embry.
Honoray pallbearers were her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchild.
James Rogers, 78
James Rogers, 78, Franklin Ohio, formerly of Irvine, died Friday in Franklin after a long illness. He was born May 18, 1932 in Estill County a son of the late Roy and Rachel Tinch Rogers, and had lived most of his life in Estill County. Mr. Rogers was a member of the Jehovah Witness and a retired Welder.
Survivors include three children, Bobby, Billy and Lori Rogers all of Franklin, OH; a brother, Jack Rogers of Franklin; and a sister Bessie Rogers of Irvine; several grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Services were Wednesday Sept. 15 at the Lewis Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Daily officiating. Burial was at Rogers Cemetery.
Glendia Lucille Winkle, 82
Glendia Lucille Winkle, 82, of Hamilton, Ohio, died in Huntington Court on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010. She was born in Perry County, Oct. 8, 1927 the daughter of Harrison and Lilly (Estes) Osborne. On Nov. 7, 1942 in Estill County, she married James Clay Winkle, and he preceded her in death in 2006. She is survived by one son, James Clay (Karen) Winkle Jr. of Kuna, Idaho; one daughter, Anita Patrick of Hamilton; eight grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather, Gardner Sparks. Funeral services were at the Brown-Dawson Funeral Home, 330 Pershing Avenue, on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 with Rev. Donald Pierce, pastor of Victory Pentecostal Church officiating. Burial was at Butler County Memorial Park.
Walter Mae “Wally” Blackwell
Walter Mae “Wally” Blackwell died Sept. 12, 2010 several days after celebrating her 98th birthday with her daughter and friends at her home in Woodbury, NJ. Born in Estill County, Wally attended Eastern Kentucky University and graduated from Glassboro State College (now Rowan Univ.). A devoted teacher, she began her career in a one-room country school where the first chore of the day was building a fire in the wood burning stove. She retired from Deptford Township Schools after 24 years teaching second grade and kindergarten. Wally enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Her hobby was quilting at which she was very skilled. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Blackwell of Woodbury and was pre-deceased by her husband, Forrest Blackwell and her son, Dr. Daniel F. Blackwell.There was a memorial service Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 at The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury, NJ. As an expression of sympathy, contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929 or to the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Mantua, NJ.
Bennie R. Lay, 62
Bennie R. Lay, 62, of Fayetteville, NC., formerly of Irvine, died Saturday, Sept. 11 at Cape Fear Valley Hospital after a short illness. He was born in Madison County, Oct. 1, 1947. He was the son of the late Reo Lay and Lucille Walton Lay. He was a U.S. Army veteran and worked at Womack Army Hospital. He was preceded in death by his brother Bill Lay. He is survived by his wife Marie Huff-Lay; one son, Bennie Lay Jr., and wife Susan of Irvine; one sister, Judith Keith and husband Billy of Mt. Sterling; two grandchildren, Bennie Adam Lay and Emilee Lay of Irvine; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 14 at Rogers & Breece Funeral Home in North Carolina. Burial was at Crossville City Cemetery in Crossville Tennessee.
James Thomas Woolwine, 60
James Thomas Woolwine, 60, of Winchester, husband of Deborah White Woolwine, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010.
Born in Clark County on Aug. 6, 1950, the son of the late Robert Woolwine Sr. and Iva Blanton Sharp of Winchester, he was employed by Carhartt Inc. of Irvine and was a member of the Winchester Church of the Nazarene where he taught Sunday School for 30 years.
Survivors in addition to his wife and mother are, a son, Mathew Thomas Woolwine of Waco; a daughter, Heather Marie Woolwine of Winchester; a granddaughter, Adreanna Marie Woolwine of Winchester; a brother and sister-in-law, Robet and Abbe Woolwine Jr. of Lebanon, Ohio and a sister and brother-in-law, Pam and David Spears of Atlanta, Ga.
Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home on Main Street in Winchester. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Pallbearers will be Mathew Woolwine, Robert Woolwine Jr., Jason Woolwine, Bobby Tyler, Andrew Knight, Ernest Sammons, Jimmy Mason and Bradley Wills. Honorary pallbearers will be James Kyle Goble, Roy Hounshell, Arthur Sharp, Don White, Mike Flynn, Bobby Feeback, Harold Stone King, Keville Turner and James “Chub” Roberts. Burial will be at the Winchester Cemetery.