Bobby Rison, 69
Bobby G. Rison, 69, Bertha Wallace Court, Irvine, widower of Barbara Durbin Rison, died Sunday at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond after a long illness. He was born May 27, 1940 in Estill County, a son of the late Samuel “Buck” and Anna Galena Watson Rison. He was a member of the Irvine First Church of God and a retired Kentucky State Highway employee. He was preceded in death by his daughter April D. Rison; two brothers James Edward and Estill Rison; and a sister Naomi Tipton.
Survivors include two brothers, Leslie “P Jim” of Irvine and Kenneth Ray Rison of Owingsville; a sister, Anna Wysong of Dayton, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lewis Funeral Home by Bro. David Watson with burial at the Rison Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dewey Rison, Tim Rison, Joey Rison, Stanley Rison, Ronald Mays, Glenn Mays Lonnie R. McDaniel, Joe McDaniel.
Honorary pallbearer was Ronnie Rison.
Dewey Crowe, 92
Dewey Crowe, 92, Delong Road, Lexington, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 at his home following a long illness. He was born Feb. 15, 1917 in Estill County, the son of the late Williaim Morton and Nellie Carroll Crowe. He was a retired construction manager and had lived in Lexington most of his life.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen Frances Akers Crowe; three daughters, Sonja Estes of Estill County, Patricia Elswick and husband Mason of Nicholasville, and Tina Myers and husband Bob of Paris; one son, Dewey Lynn Crowe and wife Tammy of Nicholasville; one sister, Bessie Wilson of Lexington; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four sisters, Flossie Mansfield, Rosanna Crowe, Ora Crowe and Barbara Edmonson; and three brothers, Homer, Hubert and Marshall Crowe.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Mike Chism with burial at the James Crowe Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dennis Estes, Walter Estes, Rick Maness, Jeff Maness, Clint Hill, Willis Estes and Leslie Castle.
Anthony Dixon, 36
Anthony Kyle Dixon, 36, Sugar Hollow Road, Irvine, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center after a short illness. He was born Oct. 24, 1973 in Estill County, the son of Millard Dixon Jr. and Donna Arvin Dixon. He was a former employee of the state highway department and had lived in Estill County all of his life.
Survivors include his parents, Millard Jr. and Donna Arvin Dixon of Estill County; one brother, Millard Edward Dixon and Bambi Lynn of Estill County; two nieces, Alicia and Raven; two nephews, Johnathon and Levi; two great-nephews, Calijah and Chase.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Beverly Arvin with burial at the South Irvine Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Phillip Cox, Donnie Dixon, Gary Wasson, Eddie Alcorn, Greg Arvin and Justin Dixon.
Andy Tipton Jr., 67
Andy Tipton Jr., 67, 4748 Spout Springs Road, Irvine, husband of Sadie Tipton, died Nov. 19, 2009 at Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital, Irvine. He was born June 8, 1942 in Lexington to the late Andy Tipton Sr. and the late Fannie Potts Tipton. He was a warehouseman for Kentucky-Indiana Lumber.
Survivors include his wife, Sadie Tipton, Irvine; a son, Jeff Tipton, Clay City; brothers, Harold Tipton, Hershel and wife, Louise Tipton, and Wayne and wife, Henrietta Tipton; grandchildren, Jesse and Luke Tipton, Clay City.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Juanita Tipton and Mildred Marshall.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m. at Wells Clay City Chapel by Rev. Marion Brewer with burial at Powells Valley Cemetery, Clay City.
Pallbearers were Clarence “Bubby” Marshall, John Marshall, Robert Williams, Gary Tipton, Bob Osman, Doug Smith, Ronnie Smith, Jamie Back, Shawn Stewart, and Johnny Caudill. Honorary pallbearers were Gabriel Barnes, J.J. Brewer, Gary Brewer, and Alton Hughes.
Raymond Williams, 88
Raymond Williams, 88, Barnes Mountain Road, Irvine, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 at the Fountain Circle Health & Rehabilitation Center in Winchester after a long illness. He was born May 18, 1921 in Estill County, the son of the late Robert and Laura Kay Bowles Williams. He was a retired machinist with General Electric and was a member of Easter Valley Baptist Church. He had lived in Estill County most of his life.
Survivors include his wife, Rachel Deaton Williams; four daughters, Faye Hall and Johnny, and Kathy Oberer and husband Gary, both of Fairfield, Ohio, Loretta Lacy and husband Jerry of Hamilton, Ohio, and Jackie Jarrett and husband Jimmy of Mt. Sterling; three sons, Bill Williams and wife Cindy of Fairfield, Ohio, Bobby Williams and wife Brenda, and Steve Williams and wife Donna, both of Hamilton, Ohio; two sisters, Edna Williams and Geneva Williams, both of Irvine; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and special nephew and niece, Dennie and Linda Young, both of Irvine.
He was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Wayne Williams; two sisters, Violet Williams and Lena Murphy; and four brothers, Herman, Hershel, Lewis and Omar Williams.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Sam Miller with burial at the Williams Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Rodney Hall, Gary Oberer, Jason Jarrett, Garet Horn, Jimmy Lee Williams, Raymond Young and Nick Stinnet
Margaret Snowden, 70
Margaret Woolery Snowden, 70, Winchester Road, Irvine, wife of Ray Douglas Snowden, died Thursday at her home after a long illness. She was born April 25, 1939 in Estill County a daughter of the late Louie and Martha Carroll Woolery. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a brother, James Woolery.
Survivors other than her husband Ray, include a daughter Cynthia Ann Snowden of Irvine; a son, Jimmy Ray (Royetta) Snowden of Richmond; three sisters, Mary Jenkins and Louise (Raymond) Wiseman, both of Irvine, and Christine Abner of Hazard; a brother, Bobby Woolery of Irvine; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lewis Funeral Home, by Rev. Glendon Woosley with burial at Dunaway Cemetery at White Oak.
Pallbearers were J. D. Wiseman, Stanley Wiseman, Sherman Riddell, Grenville Ratliff, Cebert Wiseman, Clyde Wiseman and David Harrison.