Patsy Hardy Luster, 61
Patsy Hardy Luster, 61, of Overlook Drive in Irvine, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, after a long illness. She was born Aug. 8, 1950, in Estill County and was the daughter of Elizabeth Kirby Hardy and the late Tracy Hardy. She was a former nurse’s aide and was a member of the Crystal Holiness Church. She had lived in Estill County all of her life. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lois Hardy; and a brother, Arnold Hardy.
Survivors in addition to her mother include her husband, Donald Ray Luster; two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Hines and husband, Scott of Lexington, and Tina Nix and husband, Adrian of Berea; two sons, Timothy Luster and wife, Tonya, and Donald Ray Luster, Jr., both of Estill County; a sister, Mildred Townsend of Estill County; two brothers, Kiser Hardy and Leo Hardy, both of Estill County; 11 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Jerry Rose and Bro. Paul Luster. Burial was at the Hardy Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeff Townsend, Robbie Tipton, Scotty Tipton, Eric Thomas, Brandon Crouch, Bryan Hines, T.J. Luster and Scott Luster. Honorary pallbearers were, Adrian Nix, Scott Hines, Glendon Hardy, Carlos Townsend, Tony Tipton, and Tom Beasley.
Teresa Durbin Wells, 63, of Picnic Loop in Irvine, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at her home following a long illness. She was born July 1, 1948, in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Edward and Sally Powell Durbin. She was a homemaker and had lived in Estill County all of her life. She was preceded in death by a half-brother, Charles Edward Durbin.
Survivors include two sons, Phillip Wells and wife, Marilyn, and Stephen Todd Wells and wife, Jessica, both of Estill County; a sister, Charlotte Raider and husband, Richard of Estill County; three brothers, Robert Earl Durbin and wife, Janette of Knoxville, Tenn., Edward Durbin, Jr. of Cynthiana, and Mark David Durbin of Estill County; a half-sister, Clara Halsey of Florida; and five grandchildren, Nicholas Puckett, Luke Puckett, Austin Wells, Stephen Wells and Jessalyn Wells.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. David Cook. Burial was at the Sparks Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rick Rader, Ryan Rader, Eddie Durbin, Kevin Rogers, Richard Rader, Calvin Phillips, J.R. Powell, and Josh Hall. Honorary pallbearer was Roby Rader.
White Sparks, 85
Vina R. White Sparks, 85, of Substation Road in Irvine, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at the Irvine Health and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. She was born May 20, 1926, in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Henry and Bessie Connors White. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sandhill Christian Church. She had lived in Estill County all of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, George J. Sparks; three sisters, Sally Snowden, Margaret Richardson, and Sadie Jordan; and two brothers, Frank and George White.
Survivors include her niece, Penny Hardy of Irvine; three sisters, Bertha Stepp and Nellie Tate, both of Richmond, and Mary Lucy Barrett of Irvine; several other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Jerry Rose. Burial was at the Turpin Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ricky Barrett, Danny Stepp, Jeffrey Barrett, Chad Neal, Chris Camdem, and Calvin Dewayne Arvin.
Faye Winkler Click, 97
Faye Winkler Click, 97, of Waco, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. She was the widow of Harold D. Click to whom she was married 59 years. She was born May 16, 1914, in Estill County, was the daughter of the late Freen and Dulie Shelton Winkler. She had a bachelors and masters degree from Eastern Kentucky University, and she spent 37 years teaching high school which became Waco Elementary. She loved to travel and was very creative. Later in life she began writing poetry. She became a published poet who won many awards for her work. For many Christmases, she delighted her friends and family with a book of her poetry. She co-founded the Writers Group at McCready. She also researched and published a history of The Waco Baptist Church. She was a “Birthday Girl” and a member of The Richmond Women’s Club. She volunteered every Saturday for many years at the Pattie A. Clay Hospital Gift Shop. A longtime member of Waco Baptist Church, later in her life, she loved attending Sunday School at First Baptist Church in Richmond.
Survivors include a son, Danny Click (Alma) of Irvine; two daughters, Martha Jo Click Rudd of Burke, Va., and Peggy Click (Larry McKinney) of McKinney, Texas; three grandchildren, Blain Click (Rebecca), Traci Click Bray (Rusty) and Ellyn Kocher (Robert); seven great-grandchildren, Caleb and Cobbe Click, Taylor, Anniston and Corbin Bray, Danny Wilderman and Chelsea Faye Kocher; two nieces, Nancy Brandenburg Lewis and Yvonne Click Lovern; two great-nephews, Johnathan Lewis and Billy Lovern; a step-grandson Jonathan Taylor (Amanda); her step great-granddaughter Emma; and numerous other great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Keith Sands officiating. Burial was at the Flatwoods Cemetery. Pallbearers were Blain Click, Johnathan Taylor, Rusty Bray, Robert Kocher, Caleb Click and Danny Wilderman. Honorary pallbearers were The Birthday Girls and The Writers Group at McCready Manor.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be made to The McCready-Telford Foundation, 300 Stocker Drive, Richmond, KY 40475, in appreciation of their loving care for their residents.
James Gunner Dewayne Flinchum
James Gunner Dewayne Flinchum was stillborn to April Sizemore Flinchum and Donald Flinchum of Stanton, on Dec. 13, 2011.
Survivors include a brother, John Sizemore; and a sister, Gracie Flinchum of Stanton; maternal grandparents, James and Gail Sizemore of Stanton; paternal grandparents, Dewayne and Kay Barrett of Irvine; and two aunts, Ashley (Adam) Denny, and Rachel (Andy) Godby.
Private graveside services were held Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at the Sizemore Cemetery, at Slade, officiated by Bro. Dale Payne. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.
Mary Frances Cockrell, 66, of Oak Valley Road in Irvine, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at her home following a short illness. She was born March 30, 1945, in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Robert and Marguerite Lantern Cockrell. She was a homemaker and had lived in Estill County all of her life. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shonna Renee Powell; a sister, Jean Burroughs; and two brothers, Bobby L. Cockrell and David Dozier.
Survivors include a daughter, June Carol Lakes and husband, Rickie; two sisters, Joyce Marie Cole and Edna Dozier, all of Estill County; three grandchildren, Courtney Worley and husband, Jonathan, Kimberly Samples and Jordan Powell; four great-grandchildren, Connor Samples, Katelyn Worley, Kyndal Samples and Kamryn Worley. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Paul Dyer. Burial was at the Oakdale Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jordan Powell, Jonathan Worley, Mike Beiser, Arin Hargett, Clinton Gole and Rick Arthur.