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Janice C. Sams, 57, of
Winchester, wife of Owen L. Sams, passed away Monday at the Clark Regional
Medical Center. She was born in Clark
County, May 7, 1958, to Othal T. Crowe, Sr., and Helen Bradley Crowe. Janice was a member of the Baptist
faith. Other survivors include one son,
Jason L. Sams, daughter, Alison Sams, grandchildren, Hilary Stidham, Monica
Stidham and Alexis Ritchie, great-grandchildren, Landen Smith and Khalia Ruiz,
brothers, Melvin Crowe, Robert (Dina) Crowe and Othal (Gayle) Crowe, Jr., sisters,
Donna (Robert) Fulks, Brenda Warren, Margaret Ann Caywood and Linda (William)
Jones, and father-in-law, Prewitt Sams.
Funeral services will be Monday, August 3, at 1:00 p.m. at
the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., with Pastor Bill Teegarden
presiding. The family will receive friends on Monday from
11 a.m. until the hour of service. Burial
will be in the Clarmont Memorial Gardens.
Jasmine Nicole Davis, 19, of
Winchester, passed away Sunday, July 26, at the Clark Regional
Medical Center. She was born in Clark
County on August 24, 1995, to mother, Kim Martin and father, Robert Davis. She worked as a customer service rep for
General Dynamics. Other survivors
include brother, Carlos “Dion” Harris, Jr., grandmother, Janice Martin, Aunts,
Tina Clem, Rose Neal, Fannie Mullins, Evelyn Gleen, and Emma Asberry, Uncles,
Leo Davis and John Davis, and step-dad, Carlos “Dion” Harris. She was preceded in death by grandfather,
David “Boomer” Martin. Funeral services
will be Friday, July 31, at 12pm at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral
Home, 289 S. Main St. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5p-7p at
the funeral home. Burial will be in the
Winchester Cemetery. Pallbearers will be
James Bates, Henry Bates, William Mullins, Chris Bates, Russell Davis, and
Kevin Davis. Honorary pallbearers will
be Austin Jones, Cody Martin, Brandon Jones, Marcus Ingram, Tevin Ingram, Brandon
Ingram and Kim Gay.
Laura B. Futrell, 88, passed away on
Sunday, July 19, 2015, at Meadowview Health and Rehabilitation Center in
Louisville, Ky. Mrs. Futrell previously was a long-time resident of
Winchester and retiree of AT&T.
Futrell was born November 21, 1926 in Calloway County, KY, the daughter of
James Conard and Flora Jane Blalock Buchanan. She was preceded in death by her
parents; a daughter, Melody Kyle Futrell; brother, Bobby Buchanan; and three
sisters; Peggy Warren, Mary Smotherman and Hilda Begley.
Futrell is survived by her husband of 67 years, Morris E. Futrell, Louisville,
Ky.; a son, Keith M. Futrell (Deborah), Grayson, Ga; and two daughters, Morra
D. Henriksen of Louisville, Ky. and Lisa M. McGuire (Ron) of Raeford, NC.
She is also survived by three granddaughters; Sarah-Jane Reel (Earl) and
Katherine Grindle (Steve) of Eatonton, Ga. and Laurann Slusher of Louisville,
Ky.; and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p. m. Wednesday, July,
22 from the chapel of the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St. in
Winchester, with Mr. Frank Vermillion officiating. Visitation will precede the
service beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday and burial will be at the
Winchester Cemetery following the service.
of sympathy may take the form of contributions in memory of Laura B. Futrell to
the Kentucky Talking Book Library, PO Box 537, Frankfort, Ky, 40602.
Vince Tyrone Cooper, 43, of Winchester,
husband of Debbie Cooper, passed away Friday, July 17, at the St.
Joseph Hospital. A native of Fayette
County, he was born June 3, 1972, to Charles H. Cooper, Sr., and Dorothy Clark
Cooper of Winchester. He retired from
the Clark County Fire Department after 15 years of service; he was a member of
the Corinthian Baptist Church and the Dynamic Keglers Bowling Club. In
addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by step-daughter, Whitney
(Rob) Lee of Winchester, brothers, Stefan M. Cooper, Sr., of South Carolina,
and Charles “Chucky” P. Cooper of South Carolina, sister, Celia M. Cooper of
Winchester, nephew, Dr. Stefan M. Cooper, Jr., of Maryland, nieces, Kodie C.
Cooper of South Carolina, Aisha R. Cooper of Virginia, Aunts, Mary Bell Higgins
of Winchester, Nellie B. Lee of Winchester, Jeanette (Charles) Dillard of Ohio and
Margaret Fox of Louisville, Uncle, James (Lena) Hampton of Illinois, several
nieces, nephews and cousins, three very special great-nephews, Noah, Bryan and
Tylin Israel, other brothers include, Charles H. Cooper, Jr., of North
Carolina, Marvin Z. Cooper of Louisville, Michael D. Cooper of Michigan, and
Marcus R. Cooper of Winchester, and sister, Angel Brown of Louisville. He was preceded in death by sister, Lillie
Mullins, special uncle, John Higgins, and grandparents, Jack and Celia
Clark. Funeral services will be Friday,
July 24 at 1pm at the Calvary Christian Church, 15 Redwing Dr.,
Winchester, with Bro. Ben Smith, Rev. Samuel Peebles, Rev. Childs and Rev.
Reggie Davis presiding. The family will
receive friends on Thursday from 5p-8p at the church and again on Friday from
12pm until the hour of service. Burial
will be in the Clarmont Memorial Gardens.
Serving as pallbearers will be Demetrious Morton, Jamie Summers, Luther
Williams, Deris Hill, Terry Gorman, Jacques Campbell, Mike Richardson and Henry
Walker. Honorary pallbearers will be The
Clark County Fire Department, Winchester Fire EMS and fellow bowlers and
members of the Dynamic Keglers Bowling Club.
James P. “Sam”
Stone, Sr., 83, of Winchester, husband for 55 years to Carolyn Houk Stone,
passed away Saturday, July 4, at the University of Kentucky
Medical Center. A native of Lexington,
he was born August 8, 1931, to the late James and Elestine Stone. He was a United States Army veteran, member
of the Baptist faith and a life-long farmer.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Tina M. (John)
Ensey, James P. (Tracie) Stone, Jr., David T. Stone, Robert S. Stone, and
Carolyn T. Stone, grandchildren, Crystal M. Stone, Samantha A. Stone, Victoria
D. Stone, Kyle L. Stumbo, Nathaniel Ensey, 5 step-grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, Levi Stumbo, Ally Carrington, Lexi Downs, Kaleigh Downs,
Rylan Daniel, Lilly Daniel, and Jules Slueher, 13 brothers and 6 sisters. He was preceded in death by one daughter,
Rebecca A. Stone. The family will
receive friends on Tuesday, July 7, from 6p-8p at the Rolan G.
Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main Street. There will be no funeral service.
Violet Gwendolyn Dieterich Wilson of Winchester, Kentucky died peacefully on July 1, 2015 at her home in Winchester. It was her 95th birthday. She was born at home in Maysville, Kentucky on July 1, 1920 and was the daughter of the late Charles Philip Dieterich and Olive Johanna Johnson Dieterich.
She was a graduate of Maysville High School, Class of 1938. She attended Transylvania University in Lexington for two years before returning home to help with the family business, Dieterich’s Florist and Greenhouses, at the outset of World War II.
She took an active interest in flying as a child and eventually learned to fly and soloed from the Old Charleston Bottoms airport in Maysville. She was a talented florist, having grown up in the family business in Maysville and enjoyed her membership in the Little Garden Club in Winchester.
Later in life she embarked on a new career as a real estate broker, one she enjoyed very much and brought her many new friends.
Mrs. Wilson loved traveling the world, and talked of walking the Great Wall, the streets of Pompeii and many many gardens in England, among other trips. She was a lifelong Republican, and an avid Kentucky Wildcat fan. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, First Presbyterian Church, and the Little Garden Club. Earlier in life she was a Sunday school teacher at the Maysville First Presbyterian Church, cub scout den mother and girl scout leader.
Mrs. Wilson is survived by her children, daughter Cynthia Jane Bryant (Lonny) of Carlisle and son James MarshallWilson of Tucson Arizona; her beloved grandsons, Gannon Bryant (Kimberly) and Keene Bryant (Melissa) as well as her great-grandchildren, Aiden, Elise and Addison Bryant. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, James H Wilson, her brother, Carl Perry Dieterich and sisters Olivia Johanna Dieterich Barrett and Elizabeth Marshall Dieterich.
Visitation will be held at the Rolan G Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., on Sunday July 5th, from 5pm - 8pm. Services will be held on Monday, July 6th, at 1pm in the chapel in the Maysville Cemetery in Maysville Kentucky. Burial will follow in the Maysville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Gannon Bryant and Keene Bryant; great grandson Aiden Bryant; nephews David Campbell and Ray Campbell; and great-nephews Austin Barrett and Andrew Barrett.
Hatton, 49, of Clark County, wife of David Campbell, Jr., passed away Saturday
at her home. A native of Breathitt
County, she was born December 18, 1965, to Martha Napier Landrum. Other survivors include, daughter, Jessica
Hatton, son-in-law, Wes Crowe, son, Jason Christian, son’s girlfriend, Chasity Reffitt,
son, Tyler Christian, son, Jason Hatton, grandson, Jay Lee Hatton, grandson,
Jaxon Keith Hatton, granddaughter, Beverly Hatton, daughter-in-law, Stacey
Hatton, oldest daughter, Tiffany L. Flinchum, son, Johnathan Flinchum,
daughter-in-law, Crystal Flinchum, grandson, Johnathon E. Flinchum,
granddaughter, Emily Flinchum, and granddaughter, Sarah Flinchum. Graveside services will be Thursday, July 2, at
2:00p.m. at the Eaton Cemetery in Clay City, KY. In care of arrangements is the Rolan G.
Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St.
Conkwright Ball, 96, of Winchester, widow of Walter C. Ball, passed away
Saturday at the Windsor Care Center in Mt. Sterling. A native of Clark County, she was born
January 20, 1919, to the late Nick and Sally Arthur Conkwright. Dorothy was a member of the Franklin Avenue
Church of God and retired from the Curlee Clothing Co. She is survived by two daughters, Wanda
Stanfield and Bonnie Castle both of Winchester, two sisters, Christine
Conkwright (Samuel) Dyer and Gracie Conkwright (Andy) Walters, all of
Winchester, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great
grandchildren. Per the request of
Dorothy, there will be no visitation and private funeral services will be
held. Burial will be in the Winchester
Cemetery. Contributions may be made to
the charity of one’s choice in memory of Dorothy.
Kirk, 73, of Winchester, beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather; it
is with deep and heavy sadness that we announce his death on the early morning
of Thursday, June 25, 2015. Shirley was
preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Mary Kirk, and two brothers,
Harold and Elwood Kirk.
survived by his longtime and loving companion, Brenda Wagner, three children, Angelia
Kirk Brockman, Martin (Diana) Kirk, and Julie (Mike) Osborn. He is also survived by four siblings, Jim
(Faye) Kirk, Lilly Mae (Marion) Chism, Marjorie (Paul) Sidwell, and Ray (Vera)
Kirk, six grandchildren, Amanda (Daniel) Wheeler, Mason Kirk, Chase Brockman,
Ariel Rivera, Dawson Sinck, and Gavin Kirk, one great-grandchild, Lillian
Wheeler. Mr. Kirk is also survived by
many other relatives and close family friends.
a veteran of the United States Army, where he served proudly and
honorably. He loved his country and was
proud to be an American. The discipline
and patriotism he learned in the United States Army never left him, as friends
and family will attest. After many years
working at the Bluegrass Army Depot, Shirley retired and spent his years
following doing the things he loved to do, especially fishing at Lake
Okeechobee, FL. Shirley will be fondly
remembered as a loving father and grandfather, honored veteran, hard-worker,
and loyal friend.
services for Mr. Kirk will be Saturday, June 27, at 2pm at the
Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., with Bro. Anthony Molihan
presiding. The family will receive friends
on Saturday from 11am until the hour of services. Burial will be in the Clarmont Memorial
Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be
Mike Osborn, Todd Howard, Mason Kirk, Chase Brockman, Dawson Sinck, and Gavin
Kirk. In lieu of
flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Dr.,
Winchester, KY 40391.
Hair” William Miller, Sr., 54, of Winchester, lost his battle with cancer
on Monday, June 15, at the
River’s Edge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Prospect, KY. A native of Clark County, he was born July
24, 1960 to the late Betsy Reeves Miller and Charles R. (Reva) Miller, Sr. Other survivors include his daughter, Whitney
(Rob) Lee, brothers, Charles Ray (Jenny) Miller, Jr., and David W. Millers,
several Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, and a great niece and
nephew. Preceded in death by son,
Michael William Miller, Jr., grandparents, Cleve and Lola Miller and Bill and
Betty Elliott. Funeral services were held Friday, June 19, at 2:00 p.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home,
289 S. Main St, with Dr. Ed Mesta presiding.
The family received friends on Friday from noon until the hour of
service at the funeral home. Burial will
be in the Winchester Cemetery. Serving
as pallbearers will be Charles Ray Miller Jr., David Miller, Dylan Miller,
Lloyd Stanfield, Terry Prichard, and Clayton Moore.
Martin, 51, of Lexington, son of Pat Martin and the late James W. Martin,
passed away Saturday at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington. Other survivors include four children,
Jonathon M. (Brandy) Martin of Lexington, Crystal D. Martin (Jamie Becraft) of
Winchester, Cassie M. Martin (Chris Townsend) of Stanton, and Ripley E. Martin
of Sharpsburg, two brothers, James W. (Michelle) Martin, Jr., and Jesse A.
(Darla) Martin, sister, Tammy G. (Charles) Martin, three grandchildren, Kayleb
William, Laura Joann, and Jonathon, Jr., maternal grandmother, Rose Steele,
special friend, Mary Johnson, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by paternal grandparents,
Everett and Ethel Martin. Funeral
services will be Thursday, June 18, at 11:00 a.m. at the Rolan G.
Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., with Bro. Wayne Woody presiding. The family will receive friends on Wednesday
from 6p-8p at the funeral home. Burial
will be in the Athens Cemetery in Fayette County.
“Jimmy” Perry Oliver, 65, of Winchester, passed away Friday at the Clark
Regional Medical Center. A native of
Clark County, he was born November 14, 1949, to the late Ralph L. Oliver and
mother Mary Lee Perry Oliver of Lexington.
He was a member of the First Christian Church, a University of Kentucky
graduate, Mason and Shriner, Real Estate Broker and Auctioneer, and was also an
organ donor. Other survivors include
sister and brothers, William P., Peggy Lee, and David Oliver, grandchildren,
Clay Vincent, Colby Allen, and Courtney Lu King, niece, Katherine M. Oliver,
great nephew, Zachary Oliver, numerous cousins, and special extended family,
Linda Amburgry Duff, Mark Barber II, Otis Martin, Jr., Timothy M. Horton, and
Gene Davis Reese. He was preceded in death
by daughter, Monica C. Oliver King. Funeral
services will be Tuesday, June 16, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church 24 E.
Hickman Street, with Rev. Jerry Johns presiding. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from
11:00 a.m. until the hour of services at the church. Burial will be in the Winchester
Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be
Clay King, Colby King, Mark Barber II, Jerry Riddell, Zachary Oliver, and
Monroe Tyra. Honorary pallbearers will
be Dale Segress, Steve Talbott, Billy Standifer, Hilda Standifer, Glen Bonar,
Betty Bonar, Betty Bruce Smith, Shyla Barber, Brenda Elam, Paul Weber, Will
Hodgkin, Judy Riddell, Doris Shepard, and Vince King. Contributions may be made to the First
Christian Church, renovation fund, 24 E. Hickman St., Winchester, KY
Johnson, 43, of Winchester, passed away Thursday, June 11, in Clark County. He was born July 13, 1971, in Clark County to
the late Donald Ray Johnson and his mother, Teresa Estes Johnson of
Winchester. Others survivors include one
son Tyler Johnson of Irvine, brother, Jake (Amy) Johnson of Winchester, step-sister
and brother, Rachel Willoughby of Jeffersonville, KY, and Ricky (Jaleesa)
Willoughby of Winchester, Aunts Debbie Bailey and Peggy Brookshire of
Winchester, Uncle Larry Johnson of Winchester, step-mother, Gloria Johnson of
Clark County, the mother of his son, Rita Watts and nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be Monday, June 15, at 7p.m. at
the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St. The family will receive
friends on Monday from 5pm until the hour of services.
Williams Kelly, 90, of Lexington, died Thursday at the Saint Joseph Hospital
after a short illness. A retired Federal
Court Employee, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence
Williams of Ravenna, her second husband, Dudley Kelly of Versailles, and one
son, Ronnie Williams of Florida. She is
survived by one son, Paul (Sandy) Williams of Winchester, three grandchildren
and one great-grandchild. There will be
no visitation and burial will be private.
Harold Stephen Crouch,
62, of Winchester died June 3, 2015 at his home. He is survived by his former
wife of 40 years, Beth Carter Crouch, Winchester, one son Chad (Jennifer)
Crouch, Lexington, one sister Pamela (Rene) Redmond, Madison Co. an Aunt Viola
McCord, Winchester, one Uncle Elmer Crouch, Winchester and three Grandchildren
Jordan Vest, Brayden Crouch and Kaylee Crouch. He was a member of the Baptist
Faith and an avid car lover from the time he was born. Funeral Services will be
held Monday, June 8th at 2:00PM with visitation from noon till the hour of
service at Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Funeral Home, 289 S. Main Street,
Winchester. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.
Helen Scott Cowee, 54, of Winchester, widow of Ronald Thomas Cowee, passed away Friday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. A native of Louisville, she was born December 2, 1960 to Katherine Douglas of Winchester and the late James Scott. In addition to her mother, she is survived by one son, Charles Cowee of Lexington, brothers, James, Douglas, and Owen Scott, aunts and uncles, Susan Tebbs, John Tebbs, and Mary Tebbs, cousins, Julia Newman, and Susan Tebbs, also nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by one brother, Bill Scott. Graveside services will be Wednesday, June 10th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Winchester Cemetery with Chuck Steele presiding. The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 9, from 5p-7p at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St.
Warren, 82, of Lexington, sweetly departed this life Friday, May 29,
at her home after an amazing battle with cancer. A native of Denniston, KY, she was born July
20, 1932, to the late Raymond Bryant and Bernice Little Bryant. Wanda was a member of the Bethel Baptist
Church in Frenchburg and a retired Teller for the Winchester Bank. She is survived by three sons, Gary Egelston
of Lexington, Kim (Mary Lou) Warren of Winchester, and Brent (Laura) Warren of
Alpharetta, GA, two daughters, Susan (Steve) Wheeler of Owenton, KY, and
Melanie (Jamie) Coldiron of Lexington, six grandchildren, Arnie Egelston, Josh Wheeler,
Lauren Coldiron, Elle Coldiron, Haydon Hays, and Taylor Warren, three
great-grandchildren, Evey, Avram and Addison, brothers, Harold Bryant, Ival
Bryant, Edward Bryant, all of Frenchburg, and Merle Bryant, two sisters,
Margaret Lentz and Anita Fugate. She
would also include among family, Kenny, Lisa, Tyler and Riley Jackson, with
whom she shared many years and much joy. The family would also like to thank
the devoted ladies who cared so lovingly for her these last months; Allyson
Walson, Hope Spoonamore, Shelley Baker, Gail Faulkner, Judy Rainey, Lindsey
Williams and our favorite Hospice nurses, Glenda and Alesia. She was preceded in death by two brothers,
Donald and Bruce Bryant. Funeral
services will be Monday, June 8, at 11a.m. with visitation an hour
prior to the service at the Bethel Baptist Church, 926 Highway 36, Frenchburg,
KY, with Rev. Tim Rhodes presiding. The
family will receive friends on Sunday from 5p-7p at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral
Home, 289 S. Main Street, Winchester. Burial
will be in the Ezel Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist
Church, Camp Fund, P.O. Box 141 Frenchburg, KY 40322 or to Hospice of the
Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, KY 40504.