Lillie Ballard Tate, 76
Lillie Ballard Tate, 76, wife of Gordon Caswell Tate, of Richmond Road, died Thursday, Nov.18. She was born April 3, 1934 in Estill County, a daughter of the late Henry and Ella Sparks Ballard. She was an employee of the Kroger company for 38 years. She was a lifetime member of the Cow Creek Baptist Church and was a Sunday School teacher there for many years. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Shelby, Lonnie, and Charlie; two sisters Nova Wieleba and Armilda Cline.
Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey (Terrie) Gordon Tate and Michael (Trulena) Henry Tate; two grandchildren, Micah Tate and Jordon Tate; five brothers, Bev, Daniel, Henry (Barbara), Ivan (Jeanette) and Wayne (Betty) Ballard; two sisters, Lynette (Straude) Shouse and Ida (Herbert) Smith; special caregivers, Jackie Coffee, Trina Goosey, Crystal Collett, Miranda Lewis, Hilda and Billy Wilson, Tabitha Stepp, Kinea Thompson, Maxine Dawes, Sue Gross, Nannie Hunt, Donna Marcum, Bonnie Brake, and MEPCO Home Health Agency.
Services were Sunday at Lewis Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Lahrmer officiating. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Micah Tate, Ivan Ballard, Bev Ballard, Henry Merrill Ballard,Wayne Ballard, Straude Shouse, Nathaniel Strickland. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Baber, Mike Chaney, Linville Smith, Glen Floyd, David Newton, Arthur David Ballard, Mark Wieleba and Herbert Smith.
The family requests donations to the American Diabetes Association.
Mildred Wolfinbarger Cobb, 91
Mildred “Gogi” Wolfinbarger Cobb, 91, was born March 20, 1919 in Estill County, a daughter of the late James Monroe and Emma Williams Wolfinbarger. She died Nov. 18, 2010 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. She was married to the late Eli Cobb of Madison County in 1943, he died in 1987. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Victor Glen (Fredia) Wolfinbarger of Beattyville, and Eugene Terrill (Gloria) Wolfinbarger of Beattyville. She was a member of Irvine Free Methodist Church for 86 years. She graduated from Irvine High School and Fugazzi Business College of Lexington. She worked for Churchill Weavers in Berea after graduating. She was involved in public service for 32 years, 24 years as deputy county court clerk to her Aunt Maggie Wolfinbarger and eight years as county court clerk, retiring in 1974. After her retirement she assisted Sen. E.W. Richmond of Owensboro in the opening of Irvine Health Care Center, later serving as bookkeeper in the facility for a number of years.
Survivors include a daughter, Gwendolyn (Glen) Wilson of Louisville; a grandson, Blain (Rebecca) Click of Irvine; a granddaughter, Traci (Rusty) Bray of Richmond; five great grandchildren, Caleb Click, Taylor Bray, Cobbe Click, Anniston Bray, Corbin Bray; five special nieces, Linda (Danny) Arnold of Beattyville, Becky (Jim) Dworkin of Detroit, Toni (Mark) Sheffer of Taylor Mill, Judy (Bob) Halasek of Georgetown, Allison (Asa) Witt of Mt.Sterling; an aunt, Ora Wolfinbarger Kirby of Irvine; two special caregivers Cindy Moore and Bobbie Johnson. Visitation for Mrs. Cobb will be Friday after 5 p.m. at Lewis Funeral Home. Private burial will be Saturday. Friends are invited to share in a musical memorial service at the Irvine Free Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Cynthia M. Sparks Alcorn, 80
Cynthia M. Sparks Alcorn, 80, beloved wife of Thomas Alcorn for over 61 years, died Monday, Nov.15, at Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital in Irvine. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Lillie Keith Sparks, a son, Thomas W. Alcorn, four sisters, Nannie Hale, Rhoda Griffin, Effie Hale, and Hazel Roberts; two brothers, Willie C. Sparks and Robert Sparks Jr.
Survivors in addition to her husband, are four daughters, Wilma Alcorn, Georgetown, Ohio, Donna Alcorn, Sue (Arthur) Watkins, and Bebora Fields; a son, William Alcorn, a daughter-in-law, Debbie M. Alcorn, all of Irvine; three grandchildren, Carolyn (Tommy ) Boyken, Crystal (Jessee) Chaney, Douglas Fields, all of Irvine; four great-grandchildren, Gary (Kim) Boyken, Tasha (Blake Townsend) Boyken, Kristen Caudill, and Kate Lynn Alcorn; two great-great grandchildren, Madison Boyken and Jordyn Boyken, all of Irvine; a brother, James E. Sparks, Irvine; a sister, Etta (Dale) Mays, Russellville, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were Thursday, Nov. 18 at Lewis Funeral Home. Burial was at the Congleton Cemetery.
Verona Benton Longard, 90
Verona Benton Longard, 90, of Cherry St., widow of Rev.Leslie Longard, died Monday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center after a long illness. She was born July 1, 1920 in Estill County, a daughter of the late Leonard and Bessie Estes Benton. She was a member of Irvine First Christian Church, and enjoyed gardening, fishing, cake decorating, and playing Rook. She was preceded in death by two brothers Tommy and Leonard Benton Jr; two sisters Jessie Mae Benton and Lenora “Dumpy” Preston; and her favorite niece, Pat Courtney.
Survivors include a daughter, Katherine Duval; a son, Rev. John Longard; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Longard, John Duval, Benjamin Longard, and Emily Longard; a great-grandchild, Issiah Eugene Anthony Ellis; and a sister-in-law Argene Benton; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her favorite pet Teddy.
Services were Friday at Lewis Funeral Home, with Bro. Tom Henderson, Bro. Paul Hubs, and Bro. Greg Humpert officiating. Burial was at the West Irvine Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Steve Garrett, Bobby Sherrard, Joe Warren, Tobo Bryant, and Pete Davis. Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Richardson, Shelia Gross, Hazel Jo Sherrard, Doots Muncy, Crusaders Class, and Men and Women of Sunday and Wednesday night church services.
Leora Dickerson Walton, 81
Leora Dickerson Walton, 81, widow of Col. Clayton Walton, died Nov. 12, 2010, in Dupont, Wash., after a long illness.
She was born Dec. 6, 1928, in Estill County to the late Lonnie and Elsie Reed Dickerson. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Cox, of Jeffersonville, Ind.
Survivors include a son, Steven Alcorn Walton; a daughter Susan Walton Findlay; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild, all of Washington state; two sisters, Leona Madden of Lexington, and Betty Blankinship of Bowling Green, Ohio; an uncle, Beverly Reed of Lexington; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and special friend Maxine Alcorn Long.
Her ashes will be buried on Mount Rainier in Washington at a memorial service in the spring.
Donald Tipton, 87
Donald Tipton, 87, of Elm St. Ravenna, widower of Connie Walling Tipton died Tuesday, at the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard after a long illness. He was born in Estill County Aug. 26, 1923, a son of the late Price Tipton and Fannie Abney Tipton. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the US Army. He was preceded in death by a sister Estine Watson; and two brothers Glyn Tipton and Leslie Tipton.
Survivors include two daughters, Peggy (Jimmy) Bryant and Marcia (David) Newton; two grandchildren, Kara Newton and Jonathon Newton; several nieces and nephews.
Services were Saturday, Nov. 20, at Lewis Funeral Home, with Bro. Joe Lahrmer officiating. Burial was at the Barnes Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jackie Tipton, Donnie Watson, Mike Watson, David Watson, Gary Tipton, Todd Tipton, Joe Watson, Matthew Watson, Danny Todd, Justin Watson, Jason Tipton, Shawn Tipton, Jeremy Tipton.
Joseph Rogers, 94
Joseph Elliott Rogers, 94, of Highland Heights, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at Highland Spring of Fort Thomas. He was a WWII Army veteran. He was retired Assistant Vice President of Provident Bank; a member of the Alexandria United Methodist church; Past Master Fort Thomas Lodge #808 and Past Patron of the Fort Thomas Order of the Eastern Star #269. He was preceded in death by his first wife Ruth Fisher Rogers in 1958 and a son Wayne Rogers in 2000.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Elizabeth (Seal) Rogers of Highland Heights; a daughter, Jo Ann (Rogers) Weaver of Richmond; two sisters, Mildred Teatsorth of Detroit, Mich., Martha Wagers of Saint Joseph, MO.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at the Alexandria United Methodist Church with Bro. Ryan Crabb officiating. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate.
Lillian Brandenburg Kirk, 85
Lillian Brandenburg Kirk, 85, of Riverview Road in Irvine, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at the Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was born July 11, 1925 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Fred Wesley and Willie Hume Richardson Brandenburg. She was co-owner of Kirk’s Concrete and was a volunteer for the Kentucky River Foothills. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and had lived in Estill county most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Adrian Kirk and her daughter, Brenda Gail Harris.
Survivors include four sisters, Madonna Jenkins and husband, Boyd of Estill County, Delma Lee Lakes of Estill County, Lena B. Henry of Estill County and Evelyn Williams and husband, Don of Estill County; three brothers, Russell Brandenburg and wife, Angie of Elizabethtown, Fred Brandenburg Jr. and wife, Christine of Estill County and Harold Brandenburg and wife, Carol of Estill County; two grandchildren, Cameron Harris and wife, Jennifer and Kevin Harris and wife, Susan; seven great-grandchildren, Brendan Reid Harris, Shean McKay Harris, Keil Christian Harris, Katherine Irene Harris, Patrick Evan Harris, Megan Illene Harris and Haley Renee Harris; and one great-great grandchild, Molly Harris.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, Nov. 19, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Keith Sands and Bro. Dennis Williams with burial at the West Irvine Cemetery. Pallbearers were her nephews.
Irene Powell Todd, 88
Irene Powell Todd, 88, of Todds Lane in Irvine, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at her home after a long illness. She was born July 3, 1922 in Estill County, the daughter of the late Walter Powell and Millie Dunaway Powell Tolle. She was retired from General Motors and had lived in Estill County most of her life. She was a member of the Moose Club and the American Legion Auxillary. She was preceded in
death by her husband Willard Parnell Todd, and three sisters, Cleora Muncie, Viola Hunt and Ganeva Powell and a brother, Baby Powell.
Survivors include a son, Milford Parnell Todd and wife Lettie Mae of Irvine; two grandchildren, Kimberly Geer and Angie Todd; three step grandchildren, Aaron Moore, Terry Sorah and Bobby Sorah; two great grandchildren; 9 step great grandchildren and two step great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Warren Toler with burial in the Powells Valley Cemetery. Pallbearers were Chip Geer, Cody Geer, Bobby Sorah, Leroy Dunaway, Stevie Todd, and Paul Todd. Honorary pallbearers were Junebug Todd, Ronnie Todd, Taterbug Todd, Phillip Todd, Brent Stroud and Nelson Hunt.
Thoy Jeaunette Crowe, 75
Thoy Jeaunette Crowe, 75, of Reges Road in Irvine died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at the Central Baptist Hospital after a short illness. She was born July 4, 1935, in Jessamine County and was the daughter of the late Hargis Clifton Brandenburg and Eva A. Ashcraft Brandenburg Cook. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Carmel Christian Church. She had lived in Estill County for the past forty six years. She was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Edward Crowe, a great grandson, Nathan James Goosey, three brothers, Hargis C. Brandenburg, Rudolf Cook and Huey Cook and one sister, Catherine Hicks.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby Wayne Crowe; a daughter, Thoy Annette Crowe Johnson of Irvine; a son, David Wayne Crowe of Irvine; two grandchildren, Jason Edward (Stefanie) Crowe and Alexandria Michelle (James) Goosey; one great granddaughter, Kiersten Faith Goosey; six sisters, Joyce (William) Bush of Indiana, Jewel Brandenburg of Lexington, Christine (Gerald) Hoppes of Ohio, Mary (Ed) Schell of Florida, Jan Sprague of Florida, and Myrtle (Buzzy) Rohrer of Ohio; two brothers, Donald (Delores) Cook of Ohio and Hershal (Connie) Cook of Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Lois Hisel Crowe of Irvine.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, Nov. 22, at the Mt. Carmel Christian Church by Bro. Arthur Marcum. Burial was at the Crowe Cemetery. Pallbearers include Jason Crowe, Stefanie Crowe, William Bush, Greg Bishop, Freddie Ashcraft and Earl Arthur.
Dale Wayne “Mudduck” Murphy, 47
Dale Wayne “Mudduck” Murphy, 47, of Dughill Road in Irvine, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at the Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital after a short illness. He was born Dec. 21, 1962, in Estill county and was the son of Carolyn Sue Dawes Murphy and the late Bobby Gene Murphy. He was a former truck driver with Palumbo Lumber and had lived in Estill County most of his life.
Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife, Vicki Ruth West Murphy; two brothers, Mike Murphy of Estill County, and Tony Murphy of Estill County; two nieces, Amber Murphy and Shayla Duerson; three nephews, Devon Saylor, Brandon Murphy and Tylan Duerson.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home by Bro. Doug Baker. Burial was at the White Oak Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Murphy, Tony Murphy, Brandon Murphy, Devan Saylor, Gene Murphy, Lawrence Gullett, Larry Duerson, and Jacob Murphy. Honorary pallbearers were his nieces and nephews.
Kelli Jane Walters Gill, 52
Kellie Jane Walters Gill, 52, of Poplar Street in Ravenna, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 at the Compassionate Care Center after a short illness. She was born Oct. 13, 1958 in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of Jane Ellen Moore Walters and the late Buddy Wynn Walters. She had worked for the Estill County Board of Education and Playtime Daycare. She had lived in Estill County most of her life and attended the Ravenna Nazarene Church. Survivors in addition to her mother are a daughter, Emily Gill Moore and husband, David, Estill County; a son, Andrew Thomas Gill, Estill County; a sister, Traci Lynn Stone and husband Danny, Madison County; three grandchildren, Khalea Moore, Kruz Moore and Anderson Gill; grandparents, Alvin and Maxine Gumm, Ohio and Gladys Reynolds, Estill County.
She was preceded in death by her brother, David Wynn “Bo” Walters.
Funeral services were Wednesday at the Ravenna Nazarene Church by Bro. Bob Mills with burial at Oakdale Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Creech, Chris Snowden, Mark Walters, Shannon Napier, Jimmy Stone, Terry Stone, Tommy King and Kenny Cole. Honorary pallbearers were Mona Henry, Rita Wilson, Betty Bishop, Rhonda Lisle, Yvette Young, Ruby Mills, Michelle Cox and Betty Hisle.