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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.


Beverly L. 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. 


Dorothy A. 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.  


Shirley E. 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. 
He is 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. 
Shirley was 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. 
Funeral 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.  


Michael “Cat 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.  


Michael D. 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.  


James “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 40391.  


Brian Thomas 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. 


Thelma 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. 


Wanda Bryant 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.

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