Obituaries

Friday, February 4, 2011
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Robert Clark Reffitt, 83

Robert Clark Reffitt, 83, of C.G. Stephenson Rd., husband of Mattie Horn Reffitt, died Tuesday, at Clark Regional Medical Center, after a long illness. He was born on April 29, 1927, in Menifee County, a son of the late Willie and Nannie Smyth Reffitt. He was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Edith Briles and Bertha Leach; two brothers, John Thomas and James Edward Reffitt; and a grandson, Paul Robert Reffitt.

Survivors include three daughters, Pamela Sue (Ron) Blackburn, Margaret Ann Reffitt, Bonnie (Mike) Treadway; a son, Harold Robert Reffitt; a brother, William Reffitt Jr; and a sister, Betty Jean Gibson; three grandchildren, Michelle Reffitt, Brittany (Joe) Lawson, and Kristen Reffitt.

Funeral services were held Friday at Lewis Funeral Home with Pastor Anthony Molihan officiating. Burial was at the Logue Cemetery. Pallbearers were Harold Reffitt, Mike Treadway, James Planck,  Harold Leach, Rodney Reffitt, Harry Lynn Reffitt, Joe Lawson, and Scottie Green.

Bettye R. Wisecup, 77

Bettye R. Wisecup, 77, of South Charleston, Ohio, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. She was born on May 20, 1933, the daughter of the late Flynn and Edna (Biggs) Bach. She was a member of the South Charleston United Methodist Church where she loved to worship and she also had a passion for reading her Bible. She enjoyed being a stay at home mother to her only son and truly loved visiting with her grandchildren. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Jim Wisecup;  a son and daughter-in-law,  U.S. Navy Rear Admiral and President of the US Naval War College, James “Phil” and Anne D. Wisecup; five grandchildren, Marie, Madeleine, Sarah, Nathalie and Paul Wisecup; two sisters and brother-in-law, Anna and Dr. Ronald Liechty and Nancye Carol; her local South Charleston family, Wendy and Luke, Marc and Sue, Cathy and Roger, Diana and Brad, Tom and Linda and Larry and Julia and all of their children; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A celebration of Bettye’s life was held on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at the South Charleston United Methodist Church, 15 E. Jamestown St., South Charleston, Ohio 45368. Burial followed at North Cemetery, Cedarville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the South Charleston United Methodist Church, P.O. Box G, South Charleston, Ohio 45368. Arrangements in care of Ingling Williams Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.jacksonlytle.com.

Martha Jane Hisel Campbell, 93

Martha Jane Hisel Campbell, 93, of Waco, widow of Earl Campbell, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. She was born in Jackson County on April 18, 1917, the daughter of Delbert and Lettie Blanton Hisel and was raised in Estill County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Beaver Pond Christian Church. She was a master cook who loved to garden, quilt and raise flowers. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Santford and Ambrose Hisel and a sister Margaret Hisel.

Survivors include three sons, Earl D. Campbell (Joyce), of Richmond, Herman Campbell (Bonnie), of Waco and Eldon Campbell (Mary Lynn), of Berea; three daughters, Imogene Hisle (Don), of Waco, Betsy Rogers (Jimmy), of Waco and Ruby Dunn (Jimmy), of Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Malinda Wilson of Mt. Sterling; eleven grandchildren, Margaret Hurt (John), Suzanne Campbell, William “Biff” Campbell (Kathy), Delbert Earl “Buzzy” Campbell (Beth), Mark Campbell (Joy), Dustin Busler, Daniel Rogers, Ruth Rogers (Hugo), Rebecca Shopman (Adam), Jennifer Walker (Chris) and Jamie Dunn; eight great-grandchildren, Jason Hurt, Jackson Hurt, Gracie Hurt, Hannah Campbell, Brandon Campbell, Morgan Campbell, Lauryn Campbell and Veronica Walker; two step-grandchildren, Alec Hicks and Dexter Hicks; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Feb.1, 2011 at the Combs, Parsons and Collins Funeral Home with Pastor Che Haselwood officiating. Burial followed at the Flatwoods Cemetery at Waco. Pallbearers were William “Biff” Campbell, Delbert “Buzzy Campbell, Mark Campbell, Daniel Rogers, Dustin Busler, Adam Shopman, John Hurt and Chris Walker.

Clyde Wiseman Jr., 67

MAJ (R) Clyde Wiseman Jr., 67, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was born Nov. 18, 1943, to Clyde Wiseman Sr. and Edith Eloise Hall Wiseman and was a native of Estill County. He began his military career as an enlisted man in April 1966 and left active duty in September 1973. He joined the National Guard and became a full time technician in September 1973 and was promoted to Major in April 1982. He retired as a Major from the Kentucky Army National Guard in April 2004 with 38 years and five months military service as the Assistant to the Chief of Staff for the Kentucky Army National Guard. He was a member of VFW Post 4075, American Legion Post 7, Elks Lodge 530, Frankfort Expo Committee and Frankfort Boat Club.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Donna Mowry Wiseman; two daughters, Dona Chermie Maxwell and husband, Scott and Alanna Austin Wiseman; and two grandchildren, Justin Allen Maxwell and Louie Antonio Almada.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Wallace Kent officiating. Burial, with military honors was at Frankfort Cemetery. Pallbearers were members of the Kentucky Army National Guard. Honorary pallbearers were Col. (R) Bill Whitney, Col. (R) Mike Jones, Col. (R) Bill Clark, Col. (R) Mike Sebastian, Col. (R) Jack Carpenter, Lt. Col. (R) Virgil Elliott, CW5 (R) Kenny Masters, Msgt. (R) Bill Moore, Msgt. (R) Harry Mowry, BG (R) Jack Doyle, Donnie Hammonds, Rob Duff, Stan Salchli, friends – VFW, Elks Lodge, river buddies and all of his fellow golfers. Contributions in his memory are suggested to Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund Inc., PO Box 5466, Frankfort, KY. 40602-5466.

Annie M. Fox, 93

Annie M. Fox, 93, of Fortville, Ind., died Jan. 24, 2011, at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis. She was born Dec. 15, 1917, in Irvine, KY., to the late Henry M. and Mary Lucy (Richardson) Witt. She worked at Carhartt Corporation for 12 years and retired from the former Western Electric Plant in Indianapolis after 14 years of service. She was a member of New Life Christian Fellowship and Fortville Senior Citizens. Throughout her life she traveled the tri-state area with many quartets as a pianist, she also taught Sunday School for many years. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and quilt making. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis P. Fox; a brother, Bert Witt; and two sisters, Edith Tuttle and Doretta Brooks.

Survivors include three daughters, Caroline (Larry) Hadley of Oaklandon, Ind., Betty (Loren) Littrell of Rushville, Ind., and Linda (Jerry) Lamaster of Fortville, Ind.; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews; and a sister, Beulah Hall of Irvine.

Funeral services were held at Warren F. Toler Funeral Home, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, with burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dan Brown, Austin Clark, Mel Clark, Keith Cohee, Chris Hadley, Rich Hadley, Brian Littrell, Loren Littrell Jr., and Leif Nelson. Honorary pallbearers were Brody Brown, John Hadley, Brent Nelson and Jared Nelson.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Christian Fellowship, 1574 West State Road, 234, Fortville, IN, 46040, or to the American Heart Association.

Lucille Wyatt, 78

Lucille Wyatt, 78, of Summerfield, Fla., died at her home on Jan. 28, 2011. She moved to the Summerfield, Fla., area from Moraine City, Ohio in 1971. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Summerfield where she was active in Senior Citizen Group activites, sang in the choir, worked with youth and children’s ministries. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, spending time with her family and cooking. She enjoyed her grandson’s participation in football and baseball. She was preceded in death by her husband James Carlos Wyatt; a son, James Wayne Wyatt; four brothers, William, Gilbert, Alan, and Ed Puckett.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce (Jim) Easterling, of Middletown, Ohio and Judy (Eddy) Bass of Summerfield, Fla.; a brother, Bobby Puckett; two sisters, Mary Barnes and Celia Gaye Willis; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Wyatt of Summerfield, Fla.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 at First Baptist Church of Summerfield, Fla. Memorial contributions may be made to FBC Summerfield Newman Life Center Building Fund. Online condolences may be left at www.hiers-baxley.com.

Della Ruth Richardson, 67

Della Ruth “Ruthie” Richardson, 67, of Noland Court in Irvine, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at the Irvine Health & Rehabilitation Center after a short illness. She was born Nov. 10, 1943, in Estill County and was the daughter of Henry Frank and Martha Ann Willis Richardson. She was a retired Osram Sylvania employee and had lived in Estill County all of her life. She was preceded in death by one grandchild, Adam Cade Richardson; three sisters, Berna Dean Richardson, Mildred Kirby and Helen Collet; and two brothers, Elwood and Gordon Richardson.

Survivors include a son, Darrell Richardson of Irvine; a daughter-in-law, Terry Richardson of Irvine; two sisters, Wilma Lockett of Greenfield, Ind., and Judy Richardson of Irvine; two brothers, Jackie Richardson of Irvine and Billy Joe Richardson also of Irvine; and one grandchild, Shelby Lynn Richardson.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, Jan. 28, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Chaplain Jim Baldwin with burial at the West Irvine Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jimmy Noland, Michael Puckett, Danny Ray Wiseman, Billy Wayne Richardson, Steve Powell and Charles Painter.

Sharon White Logsdon, 56

Sharon White Logsdon, 56, of Daniel’s Addition in Ravenna died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at her home following a sudden illness. She was born March 30, 1954, in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Walter Green and Ola Mae Sparks White. She was a homemaker and had lived in Estill County all of her life. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Margie Stanley, Marzella Arvin and Betty Jo White.

Survivors include her loving companion, Larry M. Hunt of Ravenna; three daughters, Deborah Logsdon Doss of Ravenna, Sharon Woosley and husband, Wallace of Irvine, and Ethel Logsdon of Florida; seven sisters, Gladys Davis of Richmond, Joyce Edmonson of Irvine, Roberta Sparks of Berea, Wilma Jean Sparks of Irvine, Teresa Smith of London, Elizabeth Sparks of Irvine and Rosalee Smith of Richmond; five grandchildren, Paul Arnold Jr., Wallace Tyler Woosley, Anna Nicole Logsdon, Savannah, and Alexandria Eve Woosley.

Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at the Newton-Wilson Cemetery. Warren F. Toler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Walter Edmonson, Mark Edmonson, Shannon Edmonson, Eddie Ray Edmonson, Gary Estes and Wallace Tyler Woosley.

Cleta Faye Cox Richardson, 69

Cleta Faye Cox Richardson, 69, of S. Irvine Road in Irvine, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center after a long illness. She was born Feb. 13, 1941, in Estill county and was the daughter of Grace Chamberlain Cox and the late Roy Cox. She was a homemaker and a member of the Drip Rock Baptist Church. She had lived in Estill county all of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Richardson; a sister, Virginia Sue Cox; and two brothers, Roy and Darrell Cox.

Survivors include her mother, Grace Chamberlain Cox of Irvine; a daughter, Debora Richardson Wasson of Irvine; two sons, Wayne Edward Richrdson and James Dwight Richardson, both of Irvine; three sisters, Wilma Richardson, Joyce Cox and Ruth Harrison, all of Irvine; five grandchildren, Orville Clay Wasson II, Amanda Grace Cox, Rebecca Hardy, Kimberly Richardson and Eric Wasson; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Jerry Rose with burial at the Richardson Cemetery. Pallbearers were Cloyd Richardson, Eric Wasson, Daniel Terry, Wayne Harrison, Glenn Richardson and Stevie Cox. Honorary pallbearers were Shawn Alan Hardy, Joseph Fryer, Christopher Gregory, Austin Moses, Josiah Moses, Jeremy Hardy, and Kadyn Hardy.

Elwanda Hazel Rawlins Cole, 69

Elwanda Hazel Rawlins Cole, 69, of Eastwey Avenue in Dayton, Ohio, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at her home following a long illness. She was born Nov. 29, 1941, in Estill County and was the daughter of Edna Harris Blankenship and the late Dan Rawlins. She was a retired Phillips employee and a member of the Friendship Baptist Church. She was a former member of the Eastern Star and had lived in Estill County most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burton Cole Jr.; a son, Tony Kirk Cole; and a brother, Winifred Bruce Rawlins.

Survivors include her mother, Edna Harris Blankenship, of Dayton, Ohio; a daughter, Terry Tucker of Michigan; a son, Danny Ray Cole of Richmond; four grandchildren, Shane Tucker, Kelly Jagodzinski, Joshua Ray Cole and Ashley Jo Horn Brown; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Beverly Arvin with burial at the Campbell Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dean Arvin, K.D. Tipton, Kenny Cox, Jacob Green, Michael Cornett and Chris Sons.

Ray N. Arthur, 89

Ray N. Arthur, 89, of Richmond, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at the Central Baptist Hospital after a sudden illness. He was born June 17, 1921, in Estill County and was the son of the late Robert and Lillian Johnson Arthur. He was a retired Lexington Bluegrass Army Depot employee and was a member of the Flatwoods Christian Church. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Luceille Dixon Arthur; a sister, Dorothy Horn; and a brother, Woodrow Arthur.

Survivors include four sons, Wallace Arthur and wife, Becky of Frankfort, William Arthur and wife, Jeannie of Madison County, Jeffery Arthur and wife, LeAnne of Madison County and Mark Thomas Arthur and wife, Vickie also of Madison County; two brothers, Glenn Arthur of Ohio and Harold Arthur of Florida; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, Jan. 31, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Tim Jones with burial at the Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Matthew Arthur, Ryan Murrell, Time McGee, Nick Napier, Adrian McKinney and Christopher Arthur. Honorary pallbearers were Tib Congleton, Ralph Childers, Bobby Elkins and Earl Rhodus.

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