Samuel Ray Hatton
Samuel Ray Hatton, of White Oak Road in Irvine, died Monday, July 25, 2011, at his home. For service arrangements, contact Toler Funeral Home obituary line at 723-4242. A full obituary will be printed in next week’s publication.
Edra Murphy Eckler, 78
Edra Murphy Eckler, 78, of N. Madison Avenue in Irvine, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at her home following a short illness. She was born Oct. 18, 1932, in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Hazel Vivian Isaacs Murphy. She was a retired teacher’s aide with the Estill County Board of Education and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She had lived in Estill County all of her life. She was preceded in death by a sister, Eula Gardner; and a brother, Donald Murphy.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Bill A. Eckler; a daughter, Rebecca Blevins and husband, Todd of Estill County; a son, Bill Allen Eckler II and wife, Bonnie of Berea; five sisters, Ima Ward of Virginia, Beulah Ladd of Lexington, Margie Barker of Lancaster, Mary Wilcox of Louisville, and Midge Miller of Irvine; three brothers, Everett Murphy of Richmond, Bonny Murphy of Irvine, and Tony Murphy of Ravenna; and six grandchildren, Adam Benton, Brett Benton, Evan Eckler, Emily Eckler, Cody Duff and Chelsea Dugg.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 23, at the Calvary Baptist Church by Bro. Todd Blevins, Bro. Sam Miller and Bro. Keith Sands. Burial was at the West Irvine Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill A. Eckler II, Evan Eckler, Brett Benton, Adam Benton, David Miller, and Todd Blevins. Honorary pallbearers were her brothers.
Lawrence Simpson Walters, 95
Lawrence Simpson Walters, 95, died July 23, 2011, in Fayette County, Kentucky. He was born May 13, 1916, in Estill County, and was a World War II veteran of the 1st Americal Division, and was awarded the Bronze Star for valor under combat in the Pacific Campaign. He was the son of Charles Dillard Walters and Sarah Everett (Adams) Walters, both deceased. In death he has reunited with his wife and sweetheart of 42 years, Mary Josephine (Koerner) Walters. He was also proceeded in death by a daughter, Patricia Ann Walters Pond Milby; four brothers, William, John, Henry and Albert; four sisters, Martha, Myrtle, Emma Jean and Viola; three step-brothers,Charles, Frederick and Franklin; and three step-sisters, Edith, Elsie and Gertrude.
Survivors include two sons, Lawrence Charles Walters (Ann), and Albert Louis Walters (Karen); a daughter, Janice Sue Walters Sandman (Jack); eight grandchildren, Christina Lee Pond Witt, Layla Francesca Walters Ficke DiMeola, Shannon Faith Pond, Matthew Leonard (Tammi) Milby, Meghan Marie Sandman Robinson, Thomas Jon Sandman, Sarah Ann Walters, Sara Audrey-Marie Walters; eight great-grandchildren, Emma Faith Taylor, Nathaniel Scott Luebke, Elizabeth Christine Luebke, Brennon Chandler Luebke, Valentina Teresa DiMeola, Dakota Wyatt Brandenburg, Savannah Hope Brandenburg and Maddox Ann Milby; and two step-brothers, Harold and Chester.
A family service was held Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 5 p.m., at the Walters-Milby Family Cemetery, 405 Riverbend Lane in Clark County.
Kathleen Honchell, 83
Kathleen Honchell, 83, of Meade Drive, widow of Leon Honchell, died Sunday, July 24, 2011, at her home. She was a native of Warren, Ohio, a daughter of the late John and Lucy Rigel Hovermale. She was the former owner and operator of Honchell’s-Ravenna, a past president of the Estill County Library Board, a member of the book discussion club, a charter member of the Green Thumb Garden Club, a member of the Ravenna Christian Church, where she served as treasurer, and a Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the Bridge Club, the Women’s Golf Association of Central Kentucky, the only female president of Estill County Golf Club, and a member of the board of directors for Irvine Health and Rehabilitation. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ashley Elizabeth Honchell.
Survivors include two sons, Larry and wife, Barsha Honchell, and Mark and wife, Brenda Honchell; four grandchildren, Steve, Jordyn, John, and Chelsea Honchell; a great-grandchild, Blake Honchell; her group of special Hovermale cousins, Betty, Al, Janice, and Petty; and many wonderful friends.
Services were held Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at Ravenna Christian Church, with Bro. Tony White and Bro. Jim Baughman officiating, with burial at the Oakdale Cemetery. Pallbearers were Steve Honchell, John Honchell, Greg Snowden, Richard Snowden, Bill Miller and Jeff Burns. Honorary pallbearers were Eugene Bush and Dick Snowden.
Burton “Jake” Crowe, 69
Burton “Jake” Crowe, 69, of North Estill Avenue in Richmond, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at the St. Joseph Hospital after a long illness. He was born June 7, 1942 in Estill County and was the son of the late Herbert Lee and Mary Frances Neal Crowe. He was self-employed and had lived in Estill County most of his life. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Brittany Frances Crowe; and a brother, Charles Edward Crowe.
Survivors include his long-time companion and friend, Jan Mullins of Richmond; a sister, Bertie Camden of Estill County; two brothers, Wallace Crowe and wife Shirley, and Gene Crowe and wife, Pauline, both of Estill County; and special friend and caretaker, Melissa Shanks.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 20, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Joe Wilson. Burial was at the South Irvine Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Brinegar, Wayne Scott, Tim Reynolds, Ricky Abney, Allen Harris, Chris Brinegar, and Carter Hoskins.
Lohris Richardson, 74
Lohris Richardson, 74, of Irvine, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at the Central Baptist Hospital after a long illness. He was born Aug. 11, 1936, in Jackson County and was the son of the late Algin and Hannah Gabbard Richardson. He was a retired tile layer, a former Ravenna Chief of Police and former owner of Richie’s Place Furniture Store. He was a member of the Drip Rock Baptist Church and had lived in Estill County most of his life. He was preceded in death by a nephew, Tony Hiles.
Survivors include his wife, Oglene Lindon Richardson; four daughters, Jeannie Nyburg and Bob Beaubien of Arizona, Blanche Cunningham and husband, Mark of Kansas, Tobie Rawlins and husband, Donald of Irvine, and Billie Anderson and husband, Anthony of Clay City; a son, Lohris Richardson and wife, Edna of Cadiz; two sisters, Peggie Trainer, and Regina Hiles, both of Lexington; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and his children’s mother, Dorothy Richardson.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Darrell Isaacs. Burial was at the South Irviine Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dale Harris, Tony Richardson, Charles Thacker, Bob Beaubien, Kenny Harris, and Donald Rawlins.
Paul Hughes, 84
Paul Hughes, 84, Irvine, loving husband of 60 years to Joann Broaddus Hughes, died July 24, 2011 at his home. He was born in Crystal, on July 7, 1927, the son of the late Charlie Lolus and Nora Blackwell Hughes. He was a veteran of WWII, serving his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp. Following graduation from Eastern Kentucky University, he had a successful career as a teacher, principal, instructional supervisor, and college adjunct professor; helping guide student success for over 50 years in Harlan, Middlesboro and Estill County school districts and Alice Lloyd College. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Irvine and the Masonic Lodge of Harlan. He was preceded in death by his sister, Isazell Hughes (Billy) Broaddus.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three sons, Bill Hughes of Annapolis, Md., Ed (Teresa) Hughes of Arlington, Texas, and Curtis Hughes of Berea; three daughters, Paula (Tony) White of Berea, Patty Hughes (Ken) Burton of Lexington, and Ann (Jeff) Burns, of Richmond; 11 grandchildren, Jason (Hillary) White of Tallahassee, Fla., Joe (Laurie) White of Berea, Nora (Toby) Lewin of Felicity, Ohio, Amber (John) Miller of Sugarland, Texas, Meghan Hughes of Annapolis, Md., Selena (Mauricio) Valdez of Arlington, Texas, Brian Hughes of Arlington, Texas, Samantha Hughes of Greenville, N.C., Cody Hughes of Berea, Katie Powell of Richmond, and John Powell also of Richmond; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Louella (Elmer) Seale of Nicholasville, and Jeanette Hughes of Irvine; one brother, Charles (JoAnn) Hughes of Sharonville, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Friday, July 29 from 3 to 5 p.m., at Irvine First Christian Church with memorial services being conducted at the church at 5 p.m., with Tony White and Greg Humpert officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
Joyce Ann Handy Faulkner, 64
Joyce Ann Handy Faulkner, 64, of Rosemill Road in Lexington, died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at her home following a long illness. She was born Jan. 17, 1947, in Lee County and was the daughter of the late Harlin and Lillie Reece Handy. She was a retired Connections employee and had lived in Lexington most of her life. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Juanita Burton, and Rena Faye Griffin; and a brother, Thomas Cornett.
Survivors include two sons, Gary Lynn Faulkner and Mary Warmouth of Lexington, and Franklin Scott Faulkner, also of Lexington; a sister, Florence Sparks of Estill County; a brother, Douglas Hardy of Texas; two grandchildren, Christopher Logan Faulkner, and Brittany Frances Faulkner.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 21, 2011, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Delvin Reece. Burial was at the Beatty Place Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ronnie Morris, Brandon Morris, Gary Faulkner, Scott Faulkner, Wayne Burton, Chris Burton, and Jacob Faulkner.
James Arthur McKnight, 60
James Arthur McKnight, 60, husband of Rosa “Rose” Ramsey McKnight of Waco, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at Hospice Care Center Richmond. He was born Oct. 21, 1950 in Hamilton, Ohio. A graduate of Ky. College of Business and a finish carpenter. He was a singer and musician with “The Bybee Travlers” gospel group, a member of Bybee United Methodist Church and attended New Vision Pentecostal Church. He was also a board member of Madison County Right To Life.
Survivors in addition to his wife, include his mother, Freda Stevens Abbott of Hamilton, Ohio; a son, Daniel McKnight of Richmond; a step-son, Charles “Chuck” Todd of Radcliff; a daughter, Rebecca “Beckey” McKnight of Richmond; a step-daughter, Pamela “Pam” Todd of Waco; a brother, Dennis (Moncia) McKnight of Ohio; a sister Alma (Thirlon) Jackson of Ohio; two grandchildren, Elizabeth “Beth” McIntosh, and Kimberly “Kimmie” Todd; and one great-grandchild, Landon Denny.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Bybee United Methodist Church on HWY 52, in Waco with Rev. Yancy Adamson, Rev. Lynn Young, Rev. Arthur Ray, Rev. Rickie Winkler and Rev. Aleen Coon officiating. Pallbearers were Jamie Wallings, Glenn Richardson, Michael Carman, Elbert Jones, Jonathan Denny and Dennis McKnight. Honorary pallbearers were David Tapley, Charles Todd, Buz Ramsey, Thirlon Jackson, Rev. Seldon Short, David Hume and board members of Madison County Right To Life.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice Care Center Richmond, Bybee United Methodist Church or New Visions Pentecostal Church.
Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home in Harrodsburg was in charge of arrangements.