Herman Calmes, 87
Herman “Cowpeas” Calmes, 87, Broadway, Irvine, husband of Wilma Combs Calmes, passed away Sunday at Marcum-Wallace Memorial Hospital of a sudden illness. He was born Aug. 25, 1922 in Lee County, a son of the late William Bruce and Fannie Martin Calmes. He was a charter member of the River Drive Christian Church. He was a WWII and Korean Navy veteran, having served in the South Pacific, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. He won five Bronze Stars and one Silver Star. He was a mason and member of Irvine Lodge #137 F&AM.
Survivors in addition to his wife, Wilma, include his daughter, JoEllen (John) Dawson of Lexington; two grandchildren, Jason Puckett of Orange County Calif., and Stephanie Duty of Nancy; two great-grandchildren Isabella Puckett, and Isaiah Duty; two brothers Harold and Howard Calmes of Irvine; a sister Juanita Calmes Thomas of Shelbyville.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday (today) at Camp Nelson Cemetery with Bro. Paul Groves officiating. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. Thursday (today) at Lewis Funeral Home.
Flora Profitt, 80
Flora McCoy Profitt, 80, Crowe Hollow Road, Ravenna, widow of Oscar Profitt, died Friday Nov. 6 in the Stanton Rehab Center after an illness. She was born April 22, 1929 in Powell County, a daughter of the late Thomas and Orpha Dexter McCoy. She was a member of the Mt. Carmel Christian Church and a retired employee of the Irvine Health and Rehab Center. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Irma Tipton; and two sisters, Virgie Bishop and Brenda Noland.
Survivors include two daughters, Darlene (Charlie) Slemp and Anita Carol Tipton, both of Stanton; and a son, Thomas Edward Profitt; three sisters, Betty Noble of Stanton, Patricia Rogers of Frenchburg and Nonola Browning of Indiana; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, by Bro. Kenny Dobson with burial at the McCoy Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Keith and Kenneth Slemp, David Profitt, Matthew Brinegar, Benny Bishop, and Bobby Stevens.
Ruby Alcorn, 87
Ruby Alcorn, 87, Ballard Street, Corbin, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 at the Oaktree Hospital in Corbin. She was born on Jan. 27, 1922 in Estill County to the late Michael King and Ethel (Estes) King Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Alcorn; three sisters, Gertrude Miller, Blanche Hawkins and Juanita Griggs; and a brother, Ken Jones. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Irvine.
Survivors include her daughter, Norma Lou Marcum of Corbin; two grandsons, Alan Marcum and his wife Tonya, and Greg Marcum, all of Corbin; five great-grandchildren, Adriene Marcum, Sam Marcum, Zachary Marcum, Wesley Marcum and Landon Marcum; a sister, Virginia Smith of Irvine; two step-brothers, Harry Jones of Irvine and Emmitt Jones of Phoenix, Arizona; one step-sister, Nancy Kissner of Ohio; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services were Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 at the Friendship Baptist Church in Irvine with Rev. James Smith and Rev. Scott Rogers officiating. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
In Lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Friendship Baptist Church, 124 South Hudson Avenue, Irvine, Kentucky 40336
Condolences may be made to the family at www.croleyfuneralhome.com
Croley Funeral Home of Williamsburg, Kentucky in charge of arrangements. Jerry W. Croley and J. Andrew Croley Directors.
Elbert Gilbert, 52
Elbert Gilbert, 52, Waco Loop, Waco, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009 at his home following a long illness. He was born Nov. 28, 1956 in Estill County, the son of Minnie Gray Riddell Combs and the late Richard Gilbert. He had lived in Estill County most of his life.
Survivors in addition to his mother include one daughter, Misty Gilbert of Louisville; one son, Josh Gilbert and wife Bande of Waco; three sisters, Marcy Grace and husband Jimmy of Estill County, Mildred Tolson and husband Bobby of Danville, and Della Young of Wyoming; three brothers, Vendell Gilbert and wife Susan of Estill County, Dennis Gilbert and wife Denise of Lexington, and Freddie Gilbert and wife Darlene of Ohio; one grandchild, Luke Gilbert; his former wife and companion of 32 years, Susan Gilbert of Waco.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Beverly Arvin with burial at the Estes Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Farrell Holder, Johnny Elliott, Nathan Elliott, D.J. Gilbert, Tyler Grace and Charles Richardson.
Mollie Estes, 85
Mollie Ann Estes, 85, Gregory Lane, Irvine, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009 at the Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was born Feb. 24, 1924 in Estill County, the daughter of the late Isaacs Thomas and Hazel Stanley Sparks. She was a homemaker and former owner of the Doe Creek Grocery. She was a member of the Baptist Church and had lived in Estill County all of her life.
Survivors include one daughter, Frances Marcum of Irvine; four sons, Woody Dixon, Charles “Jack” Maness, Michael “Bimbo” Maness and Jacob Estes, all of Irvine; 21 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Matilda Ann Maness Richardson, five sisters, Lydia Perry, Iona Pitts, Donna Mae Hoover, Mabel Blevins, and Winnie Pitts; and three brothers, Bonnie M. Sparks, Isaac Thomas Sparks Jr. and Linville Sparks.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Jerry Chaney with burial at the Campbell Cemetery.
Pallbearers were her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were her granddaughters.
Harry Richardson, 73
Harry Earl Richardson, 73, New Fox Road, Irvine, died Friday, Nov. 6, 2009 at the Compassionate Care Center after a long illness. He was born March 13, 1936 in Estill County, the son of the late Grant and Gladys Marcum Richardson. He was a retired farmer and Carhartt employee of 42 years. He had lived in Estill County all of his life and was of the Holiness faith.
Survivors include his wife, Margie Lutes Richardson; one daughter, Gina Michelle Stamper and husband Weldon of Estill County; one son, Dwight Earl Richardson and wife Kim of Estill County; one brother, Elmer Grant Richardson of Estill County and two granddaughters, Sydney Brooks Richardson and Karlee Beth Richardson.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, Nov. 9, 2009 at 1 p.m. at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Jerry Rose with burial at the Richardson-Lutes Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Charlie Parks, Billy Stepp, Mike Barnes, Danny Newman, Jessie Lutes and James Richardson.
Charles Hymer, 88
Charles Edward Hymer, 88, Winchester Road, Irvine, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009 at his home. He was born Dec. 6, 1920 in Estill County, the son of the late Orvis Sr., and Nora Begley Hymer. He was an Army veteran.
Survivors include a daughter, Rose Marie Hymer of Ohio; and a brother, Orvis Hymer Jr. of Michigan.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Spicer; a sister, Mary Ellen Rose; and three brothers, Mendel, Maylone and Orvis Daniel Hymer.
Graveside services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Boian Cemetery by Bro. Sydney Sparks.
Warren F. Toler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.