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George “Billy” William Corum, 80, of Winchester, husband for 59 years to Janice Walters Corum, passed away Wednesday, December 10 peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones.  He was born in Clark County, KY, in 1934, son of the late Porter Lee and Julia Rogers Corum.  He was a member of the Boones Creek Baptist Church, Athens, KY.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Darrell (Shanna) Corum of Lexington, KY, and Philip (Donna) Corum of Versailles, KY, grandsons, Zachariah and Cody, granddaughters, Jessica, Katie, and Rebecca, and sisters, Nora Corum Winnie, and Judy (Buck) Buttery.  Mr. Corum was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and lifelong farmer.  His favorite farming activity was harvesting grain on farms throughout Clark and Fayette Counties.  He truly appreciated all the many people he considered himself fortunate to meet through all those years and the friends he made along the way.  The feet that have walked so many fields have quietly reached the end and now it’s time to rest.  Funeral services will be Monday, December 15, at 11am at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main Street, with Brother Charles Dixon presiding.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 14, from 3p-6p at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Clarmont Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Raymond Anderson, Kenneth Anderson, Zachariah Corum, Cody Corum, Chris Garner, and Steve Walters.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Boones Creek Baptist Youth Ministry, 185 N. Cleveland Rd., Lexington, KY 40509, or Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Dr., Winchester, KY 40391.  


Betty Mae Cowen, 86, of Winchester, wife for 65 years to Robert Cowen, passed away Thursday, December 11, at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  She was born December 25, 1927, in Sullivan, Indiana to the late John and Frances Weigant.  Betty graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis in 1949.  She was a chorus teacher at George Rogers Clark High School for many years, directing choral groups that included The Choraliers, who sang in Washington, D.C., Six Flags over Georgia, and other places.  She was a long-time member of First Christian Church ~ Disciples of Christ in Winchester, where she also served as choir director.  Betty enjoyed gardening, playing bridge, traveling, and spending time with her family.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by their children, Leslie Cowen of Lexington, Linda Koppelman of Winchester, John Cowen of Madison AL, and Richard (Sheila) Cowen of Winchester; sister, Ruth Patton, brothers-in-law, James Cowen and Lowell Cook, seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by sisters, Marilyn Turner and Eleanor Cook.  A celebration of Betty’s life will be Monday, December 15, at 6pm at the First Christian Church, 24 E. Hickman Street, Winchester, with Rev. Jerry Johns presiding.  The family will receive friends on Monday from 5p until the hour of services at the church.  A private family burial will be on Tuesday in the Winchester Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Christian Church Choir Fund.  In care of arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main Street. 


Thomas Daniel Muncie, 77, of Winchester, KY, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 11, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in Irvine, Ky on February 14, 1937 to the late Thomas Vaughn Muncie and Anna Lou Wallace Muncie.  He attended Winchester High School in1954, earning the title Mr. Shawnee. In 1959, Mr. Muncie was recognized by the city of Winchester for his heroic deed in saving the life of a fellow man, Gene Felts by extinguishing a fire which was burning his clothing and body, at great personal risk. A football scholarship to the University of Louisville gave him the thrill of playing alongside Johnny Unitas.  He then transferred to the University of Kentucky, becoming a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity and a life-long True-Blue Cat fan.  
Mr. Muncie was the owner and operator of Muncie Buick-Pontiac-GMC Trucks, Inc. of Winchester for over 40 years.  Big Tom was recognized as one of the nation's most successful dealers and community leaders when he was nominated to receive the coveted Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award in 1988.   He enjoyed serving the people of Clark County, greeting his customers with a firm handshake and a broad smile that always reached his eyes.  After Tom sold the dealership, he continued to work part-time with Mike Wilson Chevrolet-Buick-GMC Truck and then worked with Mike at his Pre-owned facility. He was active both on local and state levels serving as President of the Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association,  a two-term President of the Winchester-Clark County Chamber of Commerce, the Winchester Rotary Club, and a Board Member for Pioneer Federal Bank and Central Bank.  He was a long time member of the Clark County Fish and Game Club and the Winchester Country Club, where he enjoyed his passion for golf with his good friends, the 'Locker Room' gang.  He was a Deacon, Elder, and Elder-Emeritus of First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ in Winchester, for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patricia Summers Muncie; his 5 children, Thomas Daniel Muncie, Jr. (Lisa), John Duncan Muncie (Beverly),  Todd Stephenson Muncie (Cheryl), Melissa Scott Muncie Clifton (Jim), Thomas Summers Muncie (Elise); sister, Carol Ann (Doyle) Stone, his nine grandchildren, Sarah Vaughn Muncie, Christopher Daniel Muncie, Catherine Walker Clifton, Margaret McDowell Clifton, Megan Lynn Muncie, Eleanor James Clifton, Andrew Duncan Muncie, Emma Scott Muncie, Ava Noelle Muncie and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Jane Rye McCowan.
Pallbearers will be his sons, son-in-law and grandsons.  Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Bennett Asher, Robert Baldwin, Bill Buckner, James Clay, James Codell, III, William H. Hodgkin, Charles A. Hougland, Don McMurry, Dr. Harold Moberly, James T. Morton, Robert Napier, Richard Scott, Bill Strode, Robert Strode, Doyle Stone, Bill Tobin, and the WCC Pro Shop staff .  
Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 17, at 10am at the First Christian Church ~ Disciples of Christ, 24 E. Hickman Street, Winchester, with Rev. Jerry Johns presiding.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5p-8p at the church.  In care of arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main Street.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the STRIDE Program, Post Office Box 643, Winchester, Ky. 40392, First Christian Church renovation fund, 24 E. Hickman St., Winchester, KY 40391, or to the charity of one’s choice.


 
Dr. Gale Richard Price, 73, of Clark County, husband of Nan Taylor Price, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 14, at his home.  A native of Jefferson County, KY., he was born February 19, 1941, to the late William and Anna Blye Blakey Price.  Dr. Price was a graduate of Portland Christian High School, Louisville, KY; afterwards he acquired his BA in Music from the University of Kentucky, MME and BME from the University of Louisville, and DMA in Conducting with a minor in Music Education with emphasis in choral and vocal music from UK.   His accomplishments during his long teaching career include, Manual Jr. High, Louisville, KY 1963-1965, Southeastern Christian College 1965-1969, UK Grad Assistant choral music 1970-72, Director for University Choristers, Chamber Singers and Collegeum Musicum 1970-72, UK Grad Assistant, theory and opera workshop, Choral Master and instructor for opera productions 1977-79, Conkwright Middle School, Winchester, 1972-84, and Belmont Middle School and GRCHS, Winchester 1984-90.  His professional musical activities include, FUMC Winchester Choir Director 1965-80, Director of Music 1988-90, and Interim Director of Music June 2014 to present.  Guest Baritone soloist UK Bach Music festival 1985, Louisville Motet Singers 1965-68, Baritone Soloist at Ford Theatre, Washington DC., Methodist Bicentennial Celebration 1984, Choral Director First United Methodist Church, Richmond, KY 1997-2009, guest Conductor and Clinician at All State Choir Contests, Pikeville and Prestonsburg, KY, 1990-93, various high school chorus honors and performances GRCHS, Lexington Musical Theatre Director in the early 80’s, composer and arranger for Lexington Philharmonic 1983-84, Lexington Bluegrass Barber Shop Chorus (musical director and composer), he directed several Winchester Lions Club Minstrel Shows, founder and director of the Winchester Big Band in the early 70’s, he was a published composer and arranger with Baptist Publishing House and Henshaw Music, Winchester Choral Society in the early 70’s, and new Winchester Choral Director 1993-2001 and 2013-2014.  Although music was the heart and soul of who Gale Price was, what he wanted to impart through it was a heightened sense of awe and love for God to others so they would be drawn closer to Him.  His deepest desire was to share the Lord with his audiences and to love people through his music.  Gale surely succeeded in that endeavor.  His legacy to all who sang under his direction or heard him make music was to feel the touch of the Master. 
In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Stephanie Price (Jay) Tesar of Lexington, KY, Anne Carroll (Tony) Oney of Union, KY, and Kevin Taylor (Becky) Poole of Winchester, grandchildren, Clayton Joseph Oney and Reece Carter Oney of Union, KY, Alexandra Elizabeth Tesar and Caroline Price Tesar of Lexington, Gabrielle Taylor Poole and Patrick Calvin Poole of Winchester, “adopted” children, Sabrina Kay James of Frankfort, KY, and Kenneth Eugene Shearer of Sandy Hook , KY, twin brother, Alvin Joseph (Rachel) Price of Louisville, sister, Kerry Price of Royal Oak, MI, brother-n-law, S. Dudley (Betsy) Taylor of Winchester, several nieces, nephews, and a host of special friends.  Funeral services will be Saturday, December 20, at 11:00am at the First United Methodist Church, 204 S. Main Street, Winchester, conducted by retired Bishop Alfred W. Gwinn and District Superintendent Rev. James Williams.  The family will receive friends on Friday, December 19, from 4p-9p at the church and again on Saturday from 10am until the hour of services.  The music will be provided by The Winchester Chorale, accompanist Phyllis James, and soloist Monica Gale Heard.  Burial will be at the Basin Spring Farms - Taylor Family Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Kevin Taylor Poole, L. Jay Tesar, Stuart Dudley Taylor, Jr., Blanton Coates, Tony Oney, Dan Price, Douglas Sloan, Rod Spies, and Phillip Mullins.  Honorary pallbearers will be S. Dudley Taylor, Dr. Ray Jackson, Robert Istre, Dr. David Lanier, Dr. Scott Baker, Russell Bradt, Dr. Richard Catron, Dr. Bill Davis, George Ducas, Barry Mayfield, Dr. B. Lynn Skaggs, Ken Ruhl, Paul Weber, and Miller Gaunce. To honor Dr. Price the family is establishing a scholarship at the UK School of Music to support a student in choral conducting, composing and arranging. Donations may be made to:  UK School of Music, Attn: Kim Ha, 206 Fine Arts Bldg. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. 40506.  In care of arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., Winchester. 


Oliver Wood, Jr., 88, of Clark County, widower of Arnetia Lykins Wood, passed away Monday at the St. Joseph East Hospital.  A native of Estill County, he was born April 3, 1926, to the late Oliver Wood and Tiffie Stone Wood.  He was a United States WWII Navy veteran, farmer and businessman, and member of the Pharris Hill Christian Church.  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Terrie Wood Bond (Charley) of Clark County, brother, William L. Wood of Clark County, two grandchildren, Whitney Wood Bond and Oliver Wood Bond, one great-grandson, Brantley Wood Bond, and several nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by three brothers, Ocie Wood, Elsie Wood, and Mossie Wood.  Funeral services will be Friday, December 19, at 11am at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., with Rev. James Atwood Winkle presiding.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5p-7p at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Eaton Cemetery in Clay City, KY.  Pallbearers will be Bruce Reide, Gary Taylor, Otis Freeman, David Stanfield, Billy Rayburn, and Marshall E. King, II.  Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas, 66675. 

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