Delilah Jean Abney, 65, of Wells Road in Winchester, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at her home following a long illness. She was born March 16, 1948, in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Burton and Lillie McIntosh Bailey. She was a retired Toyota employee and had lived in Cynthiana most of her life.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen McIntosh and husband, Thomas of Winchester; a son, Donnie Abney of Richmond; four sisters, Betty Turner and husband, Mackie of Estill County, Brenda Huff of Elizabethtown, Nancy Eversole of Estill County and Edna Deaton and husband, Jeff of Ohio; three brothers, Deefort Bailey and wife, Jean of Estill County, Columbus Bailey and wife, Nancy of Estill County and George Bailey and wife, Peggy of Estill County.
Memorial services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home by Bro. Merle Travis.
Mattie Broaddus Hughes Mastin, 105
Mattie Broaddus Hughes Mastin, age 105, of Richmond Road in Irvine, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at the Irvine Health & Rehabilitation Center after a brief illness. She was born April 15, 1908, in Lee County and was the daughter of the late Sidney and Mattie Eller Howell Hughes. She was a homemaker, a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and the Estill County Historical & Genealogical Society. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herschel Mastin; two sons, Ralph and Harold Mastin; a daughter, Mae Shearer; a grandson, Scott Mastin; a sister, Stella Swinford; and four brothers, Jim, Charlie, Roger and Bill Hughes.
Survivors include a daughter, Bettye Baker (Roger) of Stanton; a son, Lewis Mastin (Eva) of Franklin, Ind.; seven grandchildren, Trena Linders (Hans) of Prescott, Ariz., Michael Mastin (Suzanna) of Zionsville, Ind., Donna Baker (Pat) of Plainfield, Ind., Kelly Mastin of Bargersville, Ind., Tammie Hawk (Lin) of Charleston, W.V., Todd Mastin (Linda) of San Antonio, Texas and Sidonie Sweet (Kevin) of Stanford; eight great-grandchildren, Luke Mastin of Franklin, Ind., Jessica Baker of St. Louis, Mo., Dan Baker of Plainfield, Ind., Ian Mastin of San Antonio, Texas, Kaitlyn Hawk of Charleston, W.V., Kyle Mastin and Kurt Mastin of Zionsville, Ind., Tara Lundeen of Prescott, Ariz. and Kris Mastin of Bargersville, Ind.; two daughters-in-law, Lois Mastin of Prescott, Ariz. and Aleen Rhodes (Carl) of Irvine; several step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Max Hester. Burial was at the Powells Valley Cemetery. Pallbearers were Todd Mastin, Lin Hawk, Sidonie Sweet, Mike Mastin, Sheldon Baker, Trena Linders, Tammie Hawk and Sherwin Baker.
Ann Gabbard Franklin, 100
Ann Gabbard Franklin, 100, a resident of the Irvine Health & Rehabilitation Center, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at the Center following a long illness. She was born April 6, 1913, in Owsley County and was the daughter of the late Hiram Press and Mary Creech Gabbard. She was a retired General Electic employee and a member of the Irvine First Baptist Church. She had lived in Cynthiana most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Franklin; four sisters, Mae Shearer, Callie Johnson, Pearl Stevens and Hattie Kieper; and three brothers, Tolby, Otto and Billy Gabbard.
Survivors include two nieces, Eva Mae Sparks of Mt. Sterling and Dorithea Nichols of Mt. Sterling; and two nephews, Monty Gabbard of Irvine and Joey Shearer of Maryland.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Harold Calmes. Burial was at the Battle Grove Cemetery.
Brenda Morris Barnes, 65
Brenda Morris Barnes, 65, of Winchester Road in Irvine, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at her home following a long illness. She was born Feb. 12, 1948, in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Dillard and Juanita King Morris. She was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She had lived in Estill County all of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dudley Barnes; and a grandchild, Brenda LeAnna Baker.
Survivors include three daughters, Rebecca Lynn Baker of Estill County, Rhonda Kay Adams and husband, Robert of Estill County and Susan Renee Bowling and husband, Wade of Estill County; two sons, William Ray Barnes of Estill County and Ronald Wayne Barnes of Estill County; a sister, Geneva Richardson of Estill County; six grandchildren, Theodore Joseph Baker, Jr., Kristina Katlyn Marie Baker, Kendra Renee Murphy, Joshua Alan Baker, Ethan Hunter Bowling and Kaylee Beth Adams; several nieces, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Keith Sands officiating. Pallbearers were Robbie Tipton, Kendall Murphy, Joey Baker, Katy Baker, Josh Baker, Sammy Glen King, Bobby Adams and Paul Tipton. Honorary pallbearers were Kendra Murphy, Hunter Bowling, Kaylee Adams and Harold Moore.
Ovalene Clay Stamper Pendergest, 90
Ovalene Clay Stamper Pendergest, 90, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at her home. She was born Jan. 29, 1923, in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Lemon and Mary Ellen Hall Stamper. She was a former White Castle employee and had lived in Estill County most of her life. She was a member of the Nazarene Church and a former member of the Estill County Homemakers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Pendergest Sr.; two sisters, Lodena Snowden and Jewell Johnson; three brothers, Shirley Stamper, Glenn Stamper and Ray Stamper; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Survivors include seven daughters, Sue Case, Frances Friend, Peggy Patrick, Carolyn Hall and husband, Jim, Stella Gray, Dorita Marcum and Bernie Abney and husband, Junebug, all of Estill County; a son, Joseph Pendergest, Jr. of Estill County; a sister, Edith Hall of Estill County; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great granchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Donnie Watson and Bro. Jim Hall officiating. Burial was at the Cobhill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Randy Brown, Larry Vallandinghan, Ryan Brown, Mike Eversole, Mike Tate and Rick Prewitt.
Franklin Dixon, 72
Franklin Dixon, 72, of Camp Street in Irvine, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at his home following a short illness. He was born April 2, 1941, in Estill County and was the son of the late Clarence and Mary Ellen Lunsford Dixon. He was an employee of the City of Irvine and a member of the Holiness Church. He has lived in Estill County all of his life. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Lizzie Stamper, Celia Jane Toler and Florence Gross; and two brothers, Claude and Clarence Dixon, Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Cain Dixon; his mother-in-law, Edna Cain of Estill County; two daughters, Patricia Henry and husband, Shelby of Estill County and Agnes Dixon and husband, Lester of Estill County; three sons, Franklin Dixon, Jr. of Estill County, Donnie Dixon and wife, Sherry of Madison County and Gene Dixon and wife, Vivian of Estill County; a brother, Johnny Dixon and wife, Susie of Estill County; six grandchildren, Rebecca Henry, Melissa Henry, Brittany Dixon, Kimberly Dixon, Deandra Strange and Alex Dixon; eight great-grandchildren, Jacob Birchfield, Katelyn Neal, Andrew Conner, Hannah Gordon, Chloe Ray, Aubrey Means, Logan Rawlins and Kaylee Means.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Rose and Bro. Bobby Hale officiating. Burial was at the Alexander Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gene Dixon, Charles Dixon, Fairley Dixon, Matthew Kirby, Stanley Means and Julian Cain.
Gary Lee Metcalf, 58
Gary Lee Metcalf, 58, of Fairfield, Ohio, died Sept. 9, 2013, at home. Gary was born on July 18, 1955, to Eugene and Opal (Nee Harrison) Metcalf in Irvine. He married Kathy Briggs on Feb. 10, 1979, in Fairfield, Ohio. He was a gun enthusiast and he owned the well known Gary’s Gun Shop in Fairfield, Ohio for 26 years and working along side him was “Poppy,” his father-in-law. Gary’s Guns was a place where many meals were cooked, friendships were built, and memories were made. He was followed to work everyday by his buddies Skeeter and Peanut. He had the best friends a man could ask for. He was also a member of the Fairfield Optimist, Ben Franklin Lodge as a 32nd degree mason, Scottish Rite, Lifetime member of the NRA. He was previously a member of the Butler County Sheriff’s Department. He loved hunting and fishing with his grandson, Gavin. He contributed to his community and will be missed by all that knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Edgar and Maggie Metcalf; brother, Donald; brothers-in-law, Charles Briggs, Joseph Briggs and Mike Hunt; and a niece, Ashlee Hunt.
Survivors include two children, Jamie Metcalf and Amy (Travis) Taylor; three grandchildren, Gavin, Addy and Gracie; stepmother, Ina Metcalf; siblings, Faye (Bill) Roberts, Pat (Fairley) Bicknell, Linda Hunt, Kathy (Jerry) Henson and Billy Metcalf; sister-in-law, Judy Briggs; brothers-in-law, Dennis (Lynne) Briggs and Donald (Mary Jo) Briggs; father and mother-in-law, Donnie and Teresa Briggs; and many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Avance Funeral Home and Crematory in Fairfield, Ohio. Masonic services were conducted Sept. 15, 2013. Burial was at Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorial contributions may be given to the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields, P.O. Box 18146, Fairfield, Ohio, 45014. Condolences may be offered at www.avancefuneralhome.com