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Jimmy Lynn Wright, 56, of Winchester, passed away Saturday at the Springfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  A native of Clark County, he was born April 26, 1958, to Grover Wright and Billie Perkins Fain.  He was a retired Plumber.  He is survived by brother, Tommy (Cindy) Wright of Winchester, nephew, Ben (Jennifer) Wright of Winchester, and three great-nephews, Tommy Edward Wright, Jackson Henry Wright, and Mason Cooper Wright.  Graveside services will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Winchester Cemetery with Rev. Jackie Stamper presiding.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 12:30pm until 1:30 pm at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St.  Pallbearers will be Robert Farnsworth, Earie Sparks, Johnny Rayburn, Ben Wright, Mike Perkins, and Jason McDonald.  


Christine Shelton Combs, widow of Manley Combs, entered eternal life Sunday April 19 at her home in Winchester.  She was 88.  She leaves behind a daughter, Shiela Shelton Medina of Winchester, and two stepchildren, Don Combs (Deborah) of Grayson and Mary Ellen Hunter (Tom) of Winchester.  She is also survived by four grandchildren, Rachael Medina, Miranda Harvey, Matthew Dobbs and Michael Dobbs and nephews Richard Yeary (Margaret) of Winchester, Ralph Kern (Merilyn), and niece Fancy Eubank of Mt. Sterling, and nephew, David Berger (Betty) of Louisville.  She was preceded in death by the father of her daughter, Leonard R. Shelton. 
Christine was a native of Mt. Sterling, the daughter of the late Virgil and Maude Karrick.  She graduated from Mt. Sterling High School and attended Berea College and the University of Kentucky.
In 1980, Christine retired from East Kentucky Power Cooperative as Controller, after serving that organization for 29 years.  She was one of the Pioneers of EKPC being the second employee of the organization.  During her career, she was president of the Kentucky Cooperative Accounting Association and president of the National G&T Accounting Association.
Always civic-minded, Christine was involved in many local and national charities.  She was president of the Clark Regional Medical Hospital Auxiliary and active in the Big Brother/Big Sisters Program.  As a breast cancer survivor, Christine volunteered with the “Make Every Day Count” program. 
Christine took great delight in her family.  She gave them each a strong love of Lake Cumberland.  She and Manley traveled the globe after retirement.  She was a mentor to everyone she met.
Funeral Mass will be Friday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Frank Brawner presiding.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5p-7p at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be Richard Yeary, David Berger, Matthew Dobbs, Michael Dobbs, John Harvey, and Blake Preston. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Rose Mary Brooks Place, 200 Rose Mary Drive or Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Drive, both of Winchester, KY 40391.

Opal Marie Austin, 86, of Winchester, widow of Millage A. “Meatball” Austin, passed away Monday, April 13th at her home.  A native of Letcher County, KY, she was born July 30, 1928, to the late John Morgan Hall and Donna Johnson Hall.  She was a member of the Christian faith.  She is survived by son, Virgil W. Austin, two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn (Lou) Austin Benning, and Robin (David) Austin Briscoe, grandchildren, Amy (Roger) Austin Baker and Jared Austin, and great grandchild, Clay Austin Baker.  Graveside services will be Thursday, April 16,2015, at 1:00 p.m. at the Clarmont Memorial Gardens with Bro. Gary Brown presiding.  Pallbearers will be Lou Benning, David Briscoe, Virgil Austin, and Roger Baker.  Honorary pallbearer will be Russell Briscoe.  Contributions may be made to Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Drive, Winchester, KY or the Clark County Humane Society, 5000 Ironworks Rd., Winchester, KY 40391. 




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