Naomi R. Griffin, 86
Naomi R. Griffin, 86, daughter of the late David and Matilda (Stallsworth) Griffin of Ravenna died Jan. 19, 2011. Sister of the late Ina (Walthers), James, Luther, and Eva (Petroff).
Survivers include three nieces, Margaret White Dalton, Andrea Boling, and Jan Kincaid, five great-nieces; two great nephews; five great-great nephews; and special friends Dewey and Christine Wiseman. Services were at Lewis Funeral Home, Jan. 22. Burial was at Pine Hill. Her great nephews served as pallbearers.
Ruth Marie Akers Riddell, 71
Ruth Marie Akers Riddell, 71, of Pea Ridge Road in Irvine, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at the Irvine Health & Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. She was born Oct. 1, 1939, in Pineville and was the daughter of the late Nellie M. and Elsie Epperson Akers. She was a former employee of the Holiday Inn and was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. She had lived in Estill County for the past 25 years. She was preceded in death by one son, Michael Vaughn Riddell; five sisters, Ethel Henderson, Mary Akers, Opal Wilburn, Willow Jean James and Shirley Terry; and four brothers, Roscoe, Orville, Delbert and Myrt Akers.
Survivors include her husband, Herman Riddell; a daughter, Sandra Kay Turner and husband, Mick; three sons, Timothy Wayne Riddell and fiancé, Sharon of Estill County, Donald Lee Riddell and wife, Diane of Estill County, and Herman Todd Riddell of Estill County; two sisters, Elizabeth Akers of Hamilton, Ohio, and Juanita Akers of Greenup County; 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Gene Webb with burial at the Pea Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers were Nathan Turner, Evan Riddell, Coty Riddell, Randy Joe Goosey, Bobby Wayne Carroll, Nick Waeghe and Chad Snowdy. Honorary pallbearers were Rick Goosey, Herman Todd Riddell and Timothy Wayne Riddell.
Virginia Lee Harris Hoaglin, 63
Virginia Lee Harris Hoaglin, 63, of Glory Street in Irvine, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at her home following a long illness. She was born Dec. 18, 1947, in Estill County and was the daughter of Opal Harris Fox and the late Harlow Harris. She was a retired employee of Sylvania and attended the Ravenna Church of God. She had lived in Estill County most of her life. She was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Wayne Harris and her grandmother, Pearlie Harris.
Survivors include her mother, Opal Harris Fox of Estill County; her grandfather, Arnold Harris of Estill County; a daughter, Teresa McCreary of Estill County; two sons, Michael Bishop and Cody Bowles, both of Estill County; a brother, Alan Ray Harris of Estill County; and two grandchildren, Aaron Bishop and Tanner Williams.
Memorial services were conducted Sunday, Jan. 23, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Kenneth Bishop. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Hospice Care Plus, 210 St. George Street, Richmond, Ky., 40475.
Chief Warrant Officer, Samuel G. Weed Roberts, 79
Chief Warrant Officer, Samuel G. “Weed” Roberts, Retired Unites States Army, 79, of Mt. Washington, died Monday, Jan 17, 2011, at the Signature Healthcare of Spencer County. He was born on Saturday, Jan. 24, 1931 in Irvine. His parents were the late Evan and Anna Mae Roberts. He served his country in the United States Army for 34 dedicated years. He loved boating, University of Kentucky Basketball and his church, Living Hope Baptist where he was a faithful member. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Roberts and a sister, Betty Gilbert.
Survivors include his wife, the former Josephine McIntosh; one stepdaughter, Judy Kendall; three stepsons, Mike collins, Bob Collins and Harold collins; one brother, David Roberts; six grandchildren, Mike Collins, Robert collins, Larry Hunt, Crystal Hunt, Amy Clems and Jenny Jo Niece; nine great-grandchildren, Gage Hunt, Tyra Hunt, Tamara collins, Cobin Clem, Ty Neice, Jax Neice, Garrett Clem, and Corey and Dalton Bishop.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 20 at Schmid Funeral Home in Mt. Washington with burial at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff. Memorial gifts may go to The American Heart Association, 333 Guthrie Street, Suite 207, Louisville, Ky., 40202. www.americanheart.org.