Paulette Flannery Neal-King, 50
Paulette Flannery Neal-King, 50, of Third Street in Richmond, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at her home following a long illness. She was born March 19, 1961 in Madison County and was the daughter of the late Robert Flannery and Edith Ray Watkins. She was a caregiver and attended the Hargett Church of God. She had lived in Estill County most of her life. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kierra Neal; and a son, Dawayne Neal.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Douglas King; a daughter, Denise Flannery of Madison County; a step-son, Robert Glenn King; two sisters, Christine Rose and husband, Dean, of Madison County and Ailene Frymyer and husband, Larry, of Estill County; two brothers, James Flannery and wife, Zayda, of Madison County, and William Flannery of Madison County; and two grandchildren, Kadyn Yeager and Jakoby Yeager.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Glennis Sizemore and Bro. Bill Wesley. Burial will be at the Richmond Cemetery. Pallbearers were William Flannery, James Flannery, Larry Frymyer, Gene Seale, Jr., Nathan Arvin and George Arvin.
Patricia Lou “Pat” Christopher, 71
Patricia Lou “Pat” Mastin Todd Christopher, 71, of Clay City, died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at her son’s residence in Lexington. She was the widow of Wallace Todd and Herbert “Pip” Christopher. She was born in Springfield, to the late Alberta “Bert” and Lola Powell Mastin. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles L. Mastin, and infant Barry A. Mastin.
Survivors include four sons, Kevin (Stacey) Todd, Byron, Georgia and Russell “Rusty” (Crystal) Christopher; a brother, Tim (Connie) Mastin of Winchester; two sisters, Phyllis (Jim) Neumann of Middletown, Ohio, and Janice (“Bud”) Parks of Stanton; four grandchildren, Brandonn Christopher, Jared Christopher, Wyatt Todd and Olivia Todd; two step-grandchildren, Daniel and Rachel Blackburn; two aunts, Mrs Earl Patrick (Teenie), of Ohio, and Mrs. Herschel Mastin of Irvine.
Funeral services were held at Hearne Funeral Home with Rev. Marion Brewer officiating. Internment was at Powell’ Valley Cemetery in Clay City. Pallbearers were Brandonn Christopher, Jared Christopher, Daniel Blackburn, Jeff Parks, Rob Marion and Tim Mastin. Honorary pallbearers were “Bud” Parks, Bettye Baker, Debbie Bush, Susan Jaco, Suzannah Merion, Shelby Barnett, Vallerie Parkks and Debbie Whitehouse.
Heathy Gilbert, 91
Heathy Gilbert, 91 of Irvine, widow of the late Willard Gilbert, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at the Fountain Circle Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on June 30, 1920, to the late Harve and Gracie Tipton Puckett. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her infant son, Roger Dale Gilbert.
Survivors include a son, Paul (Stephanie) Gilbert of Winchester; two daughters, Wanda (Bobby) Hobbs of Winchester, and Sandra (Alan D’Abadie) Weikel of Roswell, N.M.; six grandchildren, Krishna Hobbs of Lexington, Andrea (Neil) Cornett of Winchester, Sarah (William) Woodrum of Winchester, Shelly Gilbert of Booneville, Emily (Justin) McGee of Lexington, and Derek Weikel of Las Cruces, N.M.; four great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Cadi, Corwin, and Ashlyn; and a sister, Ruby Wise of Irvine.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at Scobee Funeral Home by Pastor Craig Thomas. Burial was at the Clarmont Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were her grandchildren, her beloved niece, Patricia Thomas, and great grandson,, Wyatt Cornett. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Dr., Winchester, Ky. 40391.
Billy Gene Thomas, 81
Billy Gene Thomas, 81, of White Oak Road in Irvine, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington, after a short illness. He was born Jan. 18, 1930, in Lee County and was the son of the late Bill and Ima Jean Snowden Thomas. He was a retired employee of Kaiser Steel in California and was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Ravenna Church of the Nazarene. He was also a member of the Estill County Golf Club and the American Legion. He had lived in Estill County for the past 15 years.
Survivors include his wife, Ora Lee Marcum Thomas; four daughters, Peggy Pounders, Debra Lasley, Sharon Newman and husband, Randy, and Karen Navarrete, all of California; a son, Jeffery Lee Thomas of California; two sisters, Marlene Thorpe and Sue Hatton and husband, Bubby, both of Frankfort; four brothers, Bob Thomas, and Mike Thomas and wife, Marcia, both of Beattyville, and Donald Thomas and wife, Yvonne, and Larry Thomas and wife, Patti, both of Frankfort; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and his beloved cat, Clack.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Bob Mills and Rev. Warren Toler. Burial was at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif. Pallbearers were Beatle Lisle, Arthur Gene Ballard, Brian Barnes, Butch Coleman, David Witt, and Robbie Wiseman. Honorary pallbearers were Tuffy Benton, Charles Crowe, Tom Henderson, Tom Williams and Elsie Johnson.