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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”
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.