Jeweldine Blackwell Welch, 84, widow of Glynn Welch, died in Covington Tuesday after a long illness. She was born Nov. 21, 1925 in Estill County, the daughter of the late Emanuel Blackwell Sr. and Ethel Allen Blackwell. She was a member of the Irvine United Methodist Church and a retired merchant. She and her late husband, Glynn, owned and operated Glynn’s Department Store in Irvine for many years. She was preceded in death by a brother Gene Allen Blackwell.
Survivors include her daughter, Lynn Lesley Welch of Union; two sisters, Katsy Witt of Nashville, Tenn. and Barbara Ann (Leon) Shoemaker of Jefferson, Tenn.; a brother, Emanuel (Juelma) Blackwell Jr. of Irvine; two grandchildren, Mason Emanuel and Lydia Kathryn Gay of Union; and several nieces and nephew.
Services were Sunday at Irvine United Methodist Church, with Rev. Bob Mills and Rev. Don Hatton officiating. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Asa Witt, Jim Carr, David White, Lynn Harvey, Jeff Hix, Roger Barnes, Lance Blackwell and Chase Blackwell.
Honorary pallbearers were Ethan Witt, Christopher Carr, Anthony Harvey, Jim Blackwell, Paul Lawson and the men of the Irvine United Methodist Church.
Raymond Steppe, 87
Raymond Steppe, 87, 4055 Spout Springs Road, husband of Harriette Steppe, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9 at the Stanton Nursing Center. He was born Jan. 8, 1923 in Ravenna, Kentucky to the late Steve and Maude Clemmons Steppe. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and retired from Great Lakes Natural Gas Company. Survivors include: Wife, Hariette Steppe, Irvine; Son, Ronald Steppe, Jacksonville, Fla.; three daughters, Marilyn and husband Roger Macara, Canada, Carol English,Silver Springs, Fla., and Lori Tutor, Flowwood, Miss.Services were Friday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. at Wells Clay City Chapel by Rev. Jerry Smith. Burial was in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, with military honors.
Bunnie Gene “Winston” Powell, 78
Bunnie Gene “Winston” Powell, 78, widower of Katherine Peto Powell, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital. He was born in Estill County, on Nov. 19, 1931, a son of the late Wayne M. Powell and Evelyn Nesbit Gallimore Powell. He was a U. S. Navy veteran, and a member of the Irvine First Christian Church. He helped lay the groundwork for computer programming, working for various companies in his earlier years. After leaving Irvine he lived in New Jersey for many years until he returned to Irvine in 2008. He had a great love for his home town. He loved the river and mountains. He was preceded in death by his brother Sunny Wayne Powell, and a grandson Joshua Baber.
Survivors include his first wife, Peggy Brotherton Powell; four daughters Denise (David) French, Belinda (Robert) Gadd, Kelley (Wayne) Abney, all of Estill County, and Vera (Joseph) Oliveras of Pennsylvania; two sons Scott Powell of California and Brett (Carrie) Powell of North Carolina; two sisters Letitia “Tish” (James) King, Tamara Dunaway, both of Estill County; two brothers David Powell of Lexington, and Gayle (Velma) Powell of Louisiana; eight grandchildren Jason Baber, Heather Abney Gabbard, Nicholas Worrell, Candace French, Nicholas Powell, Kyra Powell, and Gavin Wilson; two step-grandchildren Matthew and Joseph Oliveras; two great grandchildren Aidan Baber and Kennedy Gabbard;and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 at Irvine First Christian Church, with Rev. Greg Humpert and Rev. Tom Henderson officiating. Burial followed at West Irvine Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jason Baber, Nicholas Worrell, Steve Fox, David French, Joseph Oliveras, and Tom Broaddus. Honorary pallbearers were Tom Lisle, Earl “Rob” Robbins, and Howard Calmes.
Mary Baber Neal, 82
Mary Baber Neal, 82, of Georgetown, formerly of Irvine, widow of Henry Hood Neal, died Monday, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, after a long illness. Mrs. Neal was born Jan. 26, 1928 in Estill County, a daughter of the late William Elzie Baber and Ida Green McIntosh Baber. She was a member of the Mt. Carmel Christian Church and retired from Carhartt. She was preceded in death by eight brothers, William, Claude, Clyde, Devoe, Calvin, James, Glen and Arthur Baber; and two sisters Ethel McIntosh and Jesse Barnes.
Survivors include a daughter, Cherylene Neal of Georgetown.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m., at Lewis Funeral Home, with Bro. Butch Arvin officiating. Burial will follow in the West Irvine Cemetery. Friends may call any time after 6 p.m. Wednesday evening.
Teresa Lee Francisco, 48
Teresa Lee Francisco, 48, of Stone Road in Irvine, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at the Compassionate Care Center. She was born Nov. 8, 1961, in Oxford, Ohio and was the daughter of Janice Mae Woosley Reynolds. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ivory Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Wilson Woosley and her brother-in-law, Ron Profitt.
Survivors include her parents, James L. and Janice Mae Woosley Reynolds of Irvine; a grandmother, Leoma Woosley of Irvine; three daughters, Jessica Moses of Irvine, Heather Estes of Irvine and Michelle Osborne and Tim of Irvine; four sisters, Ruthie Profitt of Carlisle, Ohio, Pam Stone and husband, Jerry of Irvine, Teresa G. Reynolds of Middletown, Ohio and Cherish Reynolds of Irvine; two brothers, Ray Moses and wife, Millie of Irvine and Doug Reynolds and wife, Debbie of Middletown, Ohio; eight grandchildren; special aunts and uncles, Charlie and Faye Havens of Bath, Ind., Kenneth Woosley of Irvine and Barbara Woosley of Irvine; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Bev Allen, with burial at the Reynolds Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeff Woosley, Doug Reynolds, Ryan Profitt, Tim Osborne, Elijah Stone, Jerry Stone. Honorary pallbearers were Ray Moses, Charlie Havens and Bob Woosley.
Gladys Marie Wiseman Shepherd, 81
Gladys Marie Wiseman Shepherd, 81, of Elm Street in Ravenna, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at the Irvine Health and Rehab Center after a long illness. She was born March 6, 1929, in Estill County, the daughter of the late James Bascon “Jim” and Ella Finney Wiseman. She had lived in Estill County most of her life and attended the Ravenna Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Shepherd; a son, Lonnie Eigene Curtis; a brother, Arnold Wiseman and four sisters, Minnie Poer, Frankie Estes, Mable Edge, and Georgia Tipton.
Survivors include two daughters, LaDonna Curtis Whorley and husband Bryan of Georgetown, and Kathy Curtis Thompson and husband Bryan of Irvine; two sisters, Sylvia Flannery of Irvine and Margie Smith of Forrester; seven grandchildren, Michael Aines (Gina), Staci Marie Pettit (Will), Bryan Thompson IV (Amber), Brent Thompson (Carol), Brandon Thompson, Donna Jean Johnson (Rick), and Angela Marie Little (Richard); and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Dean Strong with burial at the Wiseman-Tuttle Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bryan Whorley, Bryan Thompson, Brandon Thompson, Michael Aines, Will Pettit, Brent Thompson, Bryan Thompson IV and Cody Jones.
Nora Camden, 80
Nora Camden, 80, of Pea Ridge Road in Irvine, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at the Compassionate Care Center after a short illness. She was born April 6, 1930 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Millard and Hallie Mae Edmonson Johnson. She was a homemaker and attended the Pentecostal Church. She had lived in Estill County all of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Camden, a son, Marshall Richard Crowe; a brother, Raymond Johnson; four sisters, Gladys Johnson, Maggie Kirby, Gertrude Hall and Myrtie Hardy and one grandchild.
Survivors include four daughters, Shirley Fowler of Irvine, Rosalee Kash of Hamilton, Ohio, Josephine Stewart of Winchester, and Kathleen Neal of Ravenna; a son, Tracy Camden of Irvine; two sisters, Pairelee Angel of Irvine and Kate Stepp of Irvine; ten grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Jerry Rose with burial at the Johnson Cemetery. Pallbearers were Terry Camden, Chris Camden, Jeremy Smith, Chris Darbyshire, Steve Miller, Wayne Woolery, Nile Fowler and Tony Brandenburg.