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Harley “Zeke” Hopper, 79, of Clark County, husband of Ada Winburn Hopper, passed away Tuesday at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  A native of Winchester, he was born November 14, 1935, to the late George and Nannie Christopher Hopper.  He was a United States Army-Paratrooper 82 Airborne Division veteran, and he retired from Rockwell.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Teresa (Michael) Chism, Sheila Woodward, and Debbie Banks, grandchildren, Tabitha Chism, Chris Woodward, and Greg (Crystal) Woodward, great-grandchildren, Ethan and Dylan Woodward, niece, Connie Puckett, nephew, Jerry (Janice) Puckett, and several great-nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by sister, Virginia Hopper Puckett, brother, Wendell Hopper, and son-in-law, Scott Woodward. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 30th, at 10:30a.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, with Rev. Mike Chism presiding.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 6p-8p at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery, serving as pallbearers will be Tabitha Chism, Chris Woodward, Junior Haggard, Robert McVay, Shirley Anderson, and Thomas Stamper.  Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Woodward, Chris Gillespie, Alfred Johnson, O.C. Hamm, Billy Gravett, Tim Banks, Jerry Puckett, and Connie Puckett.  


Michael Robert Sheffield, 67, of Winchester, husband of Phyllis “Missy” Avent Sheffield, passed away Friday, May 22.  A native of Memphis, TN, he was the son of the late Rev. Robert H. & K. Elizabeth Sheffield.  Michael was a member and Elder of the First Christian Church in Winchester, he acquired a Master’s Degree from the University of Kentucky, he was a member of the Kentucky Regional Men’s Chorus, he enjoyed singing with the Winchester Journeymen Quartet, he was a Hospice board member, magician, and in medical sales.  In addition to his wife, he is also survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey Sheffield (Jessica) and Jay Winston Sheffield (Alix), grandchildren, Savannah and Jamie Sheffield, one brother Mark (Pat) Sheffield, brother-in-law, John (Beth) Avent, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Memorial services will be Wednesday, May 27th,  at 1:00p.m. at the First Christian Church, 24 E. Hickman St., with Rev. Jerry Johns presiding.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service.  Contributions may be made to First Christian Church or Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Dr., Winchester, KY 40391.  In care of arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St.



Sheila H. Walters, 60, of Winchester, wife of Edward Lee Walters, passed away Monday at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  A native of Winchester, she was born January 19, 1955, to Eunice Anderson Yarber, who survives in Winchester, and the late Joseph A. Hollearn.  Sheila was a 1973 graduate of George Rogers Clark and a member of the Central Baptist Church.  Other survivors include, daughter, Brooke (Gregory Allen) Walters-Dore, grandson, Brayden Joseph Dore, sisters, Shanan (Andy) Strange, and Angela Hollearn of Lexington, nieces, Allison (Kevin) Roberts, Brittany (Jarrod) Sims, and Jordan Roberts of Lexington, great-nieces, Emma Roberts and Paisley Sims.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Wayne Hollearn and step-father, George R. Yarber.  Funeral services will be Thursday, May 21st, at 1:00p.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., with Rev. Dennis Wainwright and Pastor Travis Drake presiding.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 21, from 11am until the hour of service.  Pallbearers will be Anthony Strange, Greg Crowe, Kevin Roberts, Jarrod Sims, Jr. Crowe, Rodney Profitt, and George S. Billings.  Honorary pallbearers will be her facebook friends and family.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to the American Heart & Lung Association, Lexington Division, 354 Waller Avenue, Suite 110, Lexington, KY 40504.


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