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Robert Julian Jackson, 93, of Clark County, widower of Doris Jean Jackson, passed away Tuesday at the Baptist Health Hospital in Richmond.  A native of Bowling Green, KY, he was born November 26, 1923, to the late William N. and Dorothy Gadd Jackson.  He was a United States Navy veteran after 25 years of service and he retired after 18 years from Rockwell.  He is survived by son, Daniel “Joe” (Judy) Jackson of Clark County, daughter, Julia Jackson of Frankfort, granddaughter, Linda Jackson and 2 great-grandchildren, Kiayam and Michah Benavides.  He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Jackson Jr, and 4 brothers.  Funeral services will be Monday, December 12 at 1:00p.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main Street, with Bro. Billy Keller presiding.  The family will receive friends on Monday from 11am until the hour of service. Burial will be in the Flatwoods Cemetery in Waco, KY.  



Betty W. Perry, of Clark County, widow of Thomas Raymond Perry, passed away Monday at her home.  A native of Morgan County, she was born May 22, 1935, to the late James and Mae Patton Williams.  She is survived by one son, Tom Hanley Perry of Winchester, brother, Jimmy (Connie) Williams of Flemingsburg, brother-in-law, Harold Bell Perry of Austin, TX, sister-in-law, Christie Perry of Springfield, KY, nephew, Hal (Melissa) Perry, nieces, Leslie (Danny) Collins of Mayslick, Allison Perry of Lexington, Stephanie (Steve) Uecker of Austin, TX and Regina (Al) Kraft.  Funeral services will be Thursday at 2pm at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, with Rev. Jerry Johns presiding.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11a.m. until the hour of service.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Hagan Codell, Robert Strode, Doyle Stone, Cliff Stilz and Dan Yates.  Contributions may be made to the Clark County Homeless Coalition, 19 Wainscott Avenue, Winchester, KY or Clark County Animal Shelter, 5000 Ironworks Rd, Winchester, KY 40391.  



Barbara Harrison Richardson, wife, best friend and soulmate of Earl Richardson, left this life on November 30, 2016.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by one child, Michelle Jones (Belinda Setters) of Louisville; three sisters, Donna (Mark) Manning of Lexington, Vicki (Sammy) Monroe of Cave City and Ellen Harrison of Louisville.  She was the daughter of the late Bob and Wilma Harrison of Glasgow.  Other survivors include sisters-in-law, Sally (Hal) O’Boyle and Taze Richardson, brother-in-law, Tucker (LeAnn) Richardson, mother-in-law, Nancy Tibet, nieces; Sammye Jo (JR) Estes, Dana Lynne Monroe, Melissa Manning and Elle Cooler, nephews; Chris Manning, Morgan and Ryan O’Boyle, Rance and Dalton Richardson and one nephew who preceded her in death, Matthew Monroe, great-nephews; Matthew Steven, Miken and Major Estes and special friend Ruthie Adams.  She also leaves behind her babies, Snoop Dog, Jake and Jackson Brown; she was an avid supporter of black dog animal rescue.  She will be remembered during visitation at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main Street, Winchester, KY on Monday, December 5, from 4pm until 8pm (Eastern Standard Time).  There will be a Celebration of Life at the Monroe Farm in Cave City at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to be made to Barbara’s favorite charities: Scott County Humane Society, P.O. Box 821, Georgetown, KY 40324 or her newest undertaking, The Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, 12151 Avenue of The Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730.



William Emery Clements-Hisoire, 57, of Madison County, husband of Pamela Howard Hisoire, passed away Friday, November 18, surrounded by his loved ones at his home.  He was born in Jacksonville, FL on March 13, 1959 to Jack Clements Jr. and Carolyn Johns Clements.  He was an Independent Contractor, member of the Ark of Mercy Church of God, and had journeyed throughout Africa, Brazil and Mexico carrying out numerous mission trips.  In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by children, Danielle Marie Hisoire, Catherine Elizabeth Hisoire, John Curtis Hisoire and Mattie Mae Hisoire, brother, Bruce Randall “Randy” (Colleen) Clements of Florida, mother-in-law, brothers and sisters-in-law, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Memorial services will be held at the Ark of Mercy Church of God, 240 Winn Avenue, Winchester, KY at a later date.  Contributions may be made to Calvary Christian School, 15 Redwing Drive, Winchester, KY 40391.  In care of arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St. An excerpt from Michael S. Smith:  Please allow me to honor my friend, Will Hisoire.  Will made his journey home early this morning.  He is not lost, he is not dead, and he is no longer sick.  We know where he is – Heaven; he’s alive more than he has ever been and yes, he is TOTALLY healed.  His laughter, his workmanship, his generosity, his friendship and yes, his worship! For those of us who know Will, we will never forget the “Hallelujah” or the “Hoooo” yells of worship; you could tell both would come from deep within his spirit.  2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” Will Hisoire kept the faith though his entire battle.  His battle is over and he has won victory! It’s not good-bye, Will.  It’s “we will see you later!”



Vernon H. Baber Jr, 65, of Winchester, husband for 42 years to Linda Criswell Baber, passed away Wednesday, November 16 at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  He was born in Lexington on April 6, 1951, to the late Vernon H. Baber Sr. and Margaret Brown Baber.  He retired from LexMark after 36 years of service, he was a United States Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War, member of First Christian Church in Paris, avid tennis player and loved ballroom dancing with his wife, he loved music and formed a band named XANTHUS in the early 70’s.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Vern (Marla) Baber III of Winchester and Julee (Ross) Baber Brooks of Glendale, CA, two grandsons, Ryder and Duncan Brooks and a step-granddaughter, Mikayla Jones. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 19 at 1pm at the First Christian Church, 911 High St, Paris with Rev. Jeff Bell presiding; the family will receive friends on Saturday from 11am until the hour of service at the church.   Burial will be Monday, November 21, at 1:30pm at the Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville, KY.  Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church in Paris.  In care of arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St. 



Robert Spencer Hatler, 23, of Winchester, beloved son, brother, grandson and friend, passed away Friday in Lexington as the result of injuries sustained in a car accident.  He was born in Winchester on October 23, 1993 to Martin and Sandy Caristo Hatler.  He was a 2012 graduate of George Rogers Clark high school, graduate of the University of Kentucky, attended Transylvania University, member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and was a manufacturing project manager.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by brother, Jeremy Hatler, paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Walden Hatler, maternal grandmother, Inga Eborg Caristo LaBella, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  Preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Elton L. Hatler and maternal grandfather Dominic LaBella.  Funeral Mass will be Monday, November 14, at 12:30p.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Frank Brawner presiding.  The family will receive friends on Monday from 10:30a.m. until the hour of service at the church.  Pallbearers will be Ralph Caristo, Ernie Sammons, Charlie Spurgeon, Joey Smith, Raymond Borja and Aaron Dini.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery. .  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Agatha Academy, 244 S. Main St., Winchester, KY 40391.  In care of arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St.  



Dr. Charles Malcolm Hannan Jr, DDS, 79, of Winchester, husband for 33 years to Hester Hannan, passed away Tuesday at the Clark Regional Medical Center ER.  A native of Ashland, KY, he was born November 28, 1936, to the late Malcolm Hannan and Wilma Moore.  He graduated from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, TN and University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis, TN in 1961.  He practiced dentistry in Winchester and Campton for 55 years.  He loved tending to his spectacular flower garden, he was an avid reader who passed his books on to many family and friends; he was also an avid sports fan.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by he is survived by children, Charles M. (Julia) Hannan III, Jeff (Sherri) Hannan and Barbara Scrivner all of Winchester, brothers, Fred (Diane) Hannan of Evans, GA and David (Barbara) Hannan of Mobile, AL, step-children, Beverly (Dickie) Hamm Bishop and Allen Hamm of Winchester, beloved grandfather “Hee-Haw” of Ashley (Brian) Hannan Vincent of Rochester, KY, Whitney Hannan of Lexington, Casey (Josh) Hannan of Kansas City, MO, Tyler Hannan of Seattle, WA, Lindsey, Emily and Haley Hannan all of Winchester, great-grandchild, Clay Vincent of Rochester, KY.  Funeral service will be Saturday, November 12, at 11am at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, with Rev. Larry Deckard, Rev. Ron Ingram and Rev. Don Burkhead presiding.  The family will receive friends on Friday, November 11, from 5p-8p at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Forest Grove Christian Church, 4733 Old Boonesboro Rd, Winchester, KY 40391.  



Mary “Diane” McCall, 56, of Winchester, wife of Troy D. Jenkins, passed away Monday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.  She was born in Winchester on February 11, 1960, to Cecil and Willa “Jean” Wells McCall.  She was a graduate of the Eastern Kentucky University, social worker for the past three years, and volunteer for community based services for over 10 years.  Other survivors include her daughter, Emerald (Tim) Moore of Winchester, brother Jim (Dana) McCall of Winchester, sister Judy Tuttle of Ravenna, KY, nieces, Alice Tuttle, Amber McCall and Emily McCall Hook, grandchildren, Draven and Scarlett Moore of Winchester.  Funeral services will be Thursday, November 10, at 2:00p.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11am until the hour of service.  Burial will be in the Clarmont Memorial Gardens.  



Joseph F. Doherty, 85, of Winchester, widower of Edith A. Massey Doherty, passed away Sunday at the Clark Regional Medical Center ER.  A native of North Andover, MA, he was born May 13, 1931, to the late Edward and Agnes Hennessy Doherty.  He was a 1949 graduate from North Andover High School, United States Air Force veteran from March 1951-December 1953; Korean War 1952 – 50 missions – Kunsan Air Base, Kunsan-By-The-Sea, Korea Engineer-Gunner – B-26 Light Night Intruder bomber – 8 Bomb Squadron discharged from Smoky Hill AFB, Salina Kansas – December 1953; awards earned, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with two clusters, Korean Service Medal, UN Service Medal and Korean War Medal (from Korean Gov’t).  Joseph was a retried Printing Presser, he worked for Pierce Lithograph/Frank C. Meyer Corp. from 1954-1974 and Eagle-Tribune from 1974 retiring in 1996.  He was a member of St. Michael’s Church in North Andover, MA and member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Winchester.  He was a member of the 8 Attack Squadron Association, Graphic Communicators (Printers) Union, Knights of Columbus and Eagle Tribune Associates.  He is survived by son, John J. (Sharon) Doherty of Raleigh, NC, daughters, Nancy Jeanne (Timothy) Whitton of Lexington and Karen Beth (Brian) Clark of Lexington, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, November 9, at 12PM at the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Frank Brawner presiding.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10:30AM until 11:30AM at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main Street. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  



Brenda Kaye Bemesderfer, 70, of Winchester, widow of Paul Bemesderfer, passed away Thursday, November 3, at her home.  She was born in Winchester on November 3, 1946, to the late Shirley and Marie Adams.  Mother of Jane (Doug) White, Mamaw of Lindsey, Ashley and Kelsey, great-grandmother of Wayde, Preslee and Kenslee; also survived by siblings, Ann (Bill) Ward of Delaware, OH, Peggy Stuckey, Teresa (Jerry) Hoyt, Debbie (Ron) Schreiber, Randy (Angie) Adams of Springfield, OH, Freda (Tom) Marshall of Destin, FL, aunt, Betty Adams, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by siblings, John, David and Vickie Adams.  Memorial services will be at a later date.  


Patricia “Pat” Burns Brown, 81, of Winchester, widow of Eugene “Gene” Brown, passed away October 26.  A native of Marlinton, West Virginia, she was born May 8, 1935, to the late Ralph H. and Myrhl Burns.  Pat was the director of nursing for 15 years at Clark Regional Medical Center, she taught nursing at Eastern Kentucky University for 10 years, she was retired from the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center on Leestown Road; Pat had taught nursing in 4 states and instructed the water aerobics class for many years at the College Park gym.  She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Ray E. (Brenda) Brown of Winchester, brother, Richard Burns of Hillsboro, W. Va., grandchildren, Whitney Brown and Shane Smith and two great-grandchildren, Alec and Kyndal Kirkbride.  She was preceded in death by one son, Jeff Brown.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 1, from 5p-7p at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main Street, Winchester.  Burial will be in the McNeel Cemetery in Hillsboro, West Va.  Contributions may be made to Hospice East of Winchester, 407 Shoppers Drive, Winchester, KY 40391.  




Bean, William C. (Bill) Jr., 62, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother died October 25 in Winchester.  Born July 13, 1954 to William and Dorothy Moran Bean in Maysville.
He graduated in 1972 from Mason County High.  Attended LTI, was VP at Lexington Steel, VP of Sales for Mid States Steel, owner of Bean Enterprises, Inc.
He was an elder and former deacon at First Christian Church, Winchester.  He sang in the choir and enjoyed his time with the KY Men's Chorus.  He was a past member of the Winchester Jaycees.
Survived by his wife, Diane "Dee" (Olsen) Bean, Winchester, son, Josh (Deborah) Bean, Lexington, daughter, Jennifer (William) Bean Johnson, Shelbyville, and Katrina Bean, Winchester; grandchildren, Maley and Ian Johnson, Shelbyville; sister, Dottie Bean, Lexington; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gary (Connie) Olsen, Cherokee, IA and Delores Olsen (Lonnie) Painter, Fulton, IL; and several nephews and their families.  Also surviving are several cousins.
Visitation will be Saturday, October 29 at First Christian Church, Winchester, beginning at noon with a Celebration of Life at 3pm.    In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First Christian Church, 24 East Hickman Street, Winchester.




Richard Berini, 97, of Winchester, widower of Virginia Pasley Berini, after 64 years of marriage, passed away Friday at his home.  Richard was born in Wilcoe, West Virginia on May 30, 1919, to the late Anthony J. and Caroline Brusa Berini.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rotary Club, he attended Duke University and assisted with the construction of the stone Chapel, he graduated from the University of Kentucky, he was a WWII United States Signal Corps veteran and a retired real estate broker.  He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki (Bob) Brashear of Clark County and Alice (Bryan) Beach of Powder Springs, GA, grandchildren, Stephen (Charis) Brashear, Nathan Brashear and Carson Brashear of Clark County, Paul (Kelly) Beach, Sara Jane Beach, Ashly Ann (Bryce) Keadle all of Georgia; great-grandchildren, Jackson Keadle, Matthew Keadle and Virginia Keadle of Georgia, and Griffin Brashear of Clark County and special caregiver, Patsy.  He was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 1 sister.  Funeral services will be   Friday, October 28, at   10am   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.  Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice East of Winchester, 407 Shoppers Dr., Winchester, KY 40391.  




Lelia Carter, 87, of Winchester, widow of William Doris Carter, passed away Thursday at the Fountain Circle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  A native of Richmond, KY, she was born June 29, 1929, to the late Luther and Laura Hendricks Whittamore.  She was a telephone operator for AT&T and member of the Allansville Baptist Church. She is survived by 3 stepsons; Mark (Lori) Carter, Jon Carter and Chris Carter, sister-in-law, Ann Bush Carter of Winchester, 5 grandchildren, special cousin and dear friend, Ann McBride, special friends, Carissa Skinner and Denisa Harding, her loving cat, Fluffy and several cousins.  The family will receive friends on Monday, October 17, from 10:30am until 1:30pm at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main Street Winchester. Graveside services will follow in the Richmond Cemetery at 2:30pm with Dr. Ed Mesta and Rev. Ray Coates presiding.  Contributions may be made to the Allansville Baptist Church, c/o Julian Harris, 2365 Dry Fork Rd, Winchester, KY 40391.



Thomas August Kohnle, 86, of Winchester, husband for 60 years to Gail Sudhoff Kohnle, went to be with our Lord on Thursday, October 6, 2016.  He was born July 12, 1930, in Richmond, Indiana to the late Bernard William and Harriett Thomas Kohnle. In addition to his wife, he is survived by their three children, Jeff (Julie) Kohnle, Karen (Stuart) Winburn and Janis (John) Allen; grandchildren include Zack Allen, Andrew Allen and Justin Allen. Tom is also survived by his sister, Dorothy DeGuira of Cambridge City, Indiana and was preceded in death by his sister Bernice Mae McNally. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. Tom was a charter member and was still active at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lexington, KY.    He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving from 1948 – 1952 active duty in Germany. He retired from Delta Natural Gas after 35 years of working as Vice President Controller.  He also enjoyed playing golf.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, Oct 11, at 11am at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2255 Eastland Pkwy, Lexington with Rev. Michael Huebner presiding.  The family will receive friends on Monday, Oct 10, from 5p-7p at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 2pm in the Earlham Cemetery in Richmond, Indiana.  In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church or Hospice East of Winchester, 407 Shoppers Drive, Winchester, KY 40391. 



Frances “Ellen” E. Reed, 82, formerly of Winchester, passed away Thursday at the Stanton Nursing Home.  She was born in Irvine, KY to the late Simon and Ollie Townsend Reed.  She was a member of the Ark of Mercy Church.  Survived by two brothers, Lee Troy Reed of Winchester and Claude (Verlene) Reed of Winchester, several nieces and nephews and very special nephew, Ralph Brown.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 4,  at 11am at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St.  The family will receive friends Monday, October 3,  from 5p-7p at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Cobb Hill Cemetery in Irvine.  



Ronald Lee Chism, 77, of Winchester, husband of Beverly Perkins Chism for 27 years, passed away Wednesday at his home.  A native of Clark County, he was born August 3, 1939, to the late Oliver and Louise Baggerman Chism.  He was a 30 year retiree veteran from the United States Marine Corps and attended Eastside Baptist Church.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, James Mitchell Chism of Richmond, two grandsons, Michael and Bobby Chism of Richmond, two granddaughters, Ciera Dawn and Andrew Smekens of Stanford, KY, and Alicia Renee and Colby Taylor or Winchester, several great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and an Aunt, Margaret McGuire of Winchester.  Preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Jo Owens and Phyllis Jean Lewis.  Funeral services will be Saturday, October 1, at 1:00p.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, with Bro. Linville Spangler presiding.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11am until the hour of service.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be the USMC.  



Raymond Mackenzie “Mack” Stewart, 74, of Clark County, husband for 10 years to Joyce Brock Stewart, passed away Monday at his home.  He was born in Winchester on August 15, 1942, to the late Margaret and Johnny Stewart.  He was a United States Marine Corps veteran, carpenter for 43 years and attended the Hill Street Pentecostal Church of God.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Jamie (Gary) Renner of Winchester, Latonya (Brian) Jones of Georgetown, William Billy Jack (Donna) Stewart of Tennessee, Anna Stewart of Winchester, step-daughter Christina (Richard) Martin of Winchester, step-son, Anthony (Mandelina) Wells, sisters, Alma (Clarence) Taulbee and Eva (Emmett) Grissam, brother, Jerry (Barbara) Stewart, 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a brother, George Stewart, son Raymond Mickey Stewart and grandson, Raymond Mackenzie Stewart II.  Funeral services will be Thursday, September 22 at 1:00p.m. at the Hill Street Pentecostal Church of God, 308 Hill Street, with Bro. Russell Murphy and Bro. Billy Keller presiding.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11am until the hour of service at the church.  Pallbearers will be Jonathan Osborne, Emmett Grissam Jr, Kim Grissam, Anthony Wells, Richard Martin and Shane Griffith.  Honorary pallbearers will be Emmett Grissam, Richard Doughty and Brian Jones.  Burial will be in the Boonesboro Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to the Hill Street Pentecostal Church.  


Terry W. Chesnut, 52, of Clark County, husband for 26 years to Shelly Martin Chesnut, passed away Friday at the Hazard A.R.H. Medical Center.  A native of Winchester, he was born April 16, 1964 to the late Albert “Wayne” Chesnut and Judy A. Baber Chesnut Blackwell of Winchester.  Terry had a bachelor’s of Science from Eastern Kentucky University 5-12 Science and Social Studies Secondary Education, Masters of Arts from Northern Kentucky University in Special Education Learning Behavioral Disorders, 7 years of teaching experience with Harrison County Public Schools and Pendleton County Public Schools, current owner of Chestnut Hill Foods dba American Favorites Mobile Restaurant, he was an ordained Minister for Salem Fellowship Institute, an online Christian School, he worked for the Red Cross as an EMT tech, he had a special interest in Creation Science, fishing, boating, graphic design, computer programming and cooking.  In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by brother, Brian S. Chesnut, daughter, Shelby M. Chesnut Gordon, son, Albert W. Chesnut, daughter, Aletheia C. Chesnut, daughter, Valerie A. Chesnut Porto, daughter, Kimberly J. Chesnut Collins, daughter, Cheyenne Chesnut, sons-in-law, Matthew, Andrew and Nick, grandsons, Draven and Aiden, granddaughters, Aislynn, Alaina, Erin and Enora, one nephew, Jonathan.  Preceded in death by step-father, Paul H. Blackwell and two daughters, Jacqueline R. and Rachel L. Chesnut.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, Sept 21, at 11:00 a.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, with Sam Marsh presiding.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Sept 20, from 5p-8p at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Clarmont Memorial Gardens.  



Susan  Shearer
Susan Fox Shearer, 73, passed away at her home on her birthday, September 15. She was the 2nd daughter of Mary Eleanor "Bebe" Fox and the late Eldon Fox. She was a graduate of George Rogers Clark. She is survived by her husband, David Shearer; her two step-children, Mary (Tony) Burgess and Andrea Clemons, two step-grandchildren, Toni Marie (Andrew) Puckett and Jayne Burgess; a great-grandson Addyn Burgess; sister Eleanor (Tom) Kelly, a brother BGen Charles "Sonny" Eldon (Sharon) Fox, Jr. Susan had seven nieces and nephews, 17 great nieces and nephews and a great-great niece and nephew. She also had seven first cousins. Susan genuinely cared about people, especially those who were hurting and disadvantaged. She believed that faith in God was the key to the meaning of life. The family is especially grateful for her cousin Candace Fox Quisenberry, who was a faithful caregiver. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 26th at 11am followed by a memorial service at 12 noon at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S .Main St. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions to Hospice East of Winchester, 407 Shoppers Dr, Winchester, KY 40391.


Mitchell Burton, 86, of Lexington, husband for 65 years to Bonnie Jenkins Burton, passed away Friday at St. Joseph Hospital.  A native of Magoffin County, KY, he was born April 7, 1930, to the late William Taylor and Della Wagers Burton.  He was a very caring and loving man, also a self-employed Home Construction Contractor, member of the Porter Memorial Baptist Church and member of the Pastor Sunday School Class. In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Mike (Kay) Burton and David Burton, granddaughter, Courtney Burton, sisters, Ann Chapman, Sue Joslin, Donna Burton and Billie Kay (Conrad) Fain.  Proceded in death by brother, Harold Burton, Kelmar Burton and Veldon Burton.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 20th,  at 2:30p.m. at the Porter Memorial Baptist Church with Bro. Tim Turner presiding.  Visitation will be Monday, September 19th,  from 5p-8p at the church.  Entombment will be in the Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.  



Pauline Stull, 82, of Clark County, passed away Wednesday at her home.  She was born March 19, 1934, in Clark County to the late Thomas Stull Sr. and Ida “Mae” Rice Stull.   She was a member of the Christian faith.  Survivors include four brothers, Thomas Stull Jr., Jimmie D. (Josephine) Stull, Johnny Lee Stull and David (Bonnie) Stull, two sisters, Sadie Burton of Florida and Jo Ledwith of California, Aunt, Mary Salamone, 3 nephews, and several great-nephews.  Funeral services will be Thursday, September 8 at 2pm at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St with Rev. Lee Cruse presiding.  The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 7 from 5p-7p at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  


Geneva Baldwin Williams Lenox, 87, widow of Ruby Lenox, passed away Saturday at her residence in Salem, VA.  She was a native of Johnson County, the daughter of the late Luther P. and Mattie McCarty Baldwin.  She is survived by three sons, Paul (Tammy) Williams of Pleasant View, TN, Anthony (Denise) Williams of Georgetown and Carl (Lora) Williams of Roanoke, VA, one brother, Luther P. Baldwin Jr, of Xenia, OH, stepdaughter, Treva Montgomery of Winchester, stepson, Arnold Williams of Lexington, 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Harold Williams. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 25, at 11am at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, with Dr. Larry Bishop presiding.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 24, from 5p-7p at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be her sons and grandsons.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Geneva to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central and Western Virginia Chapter, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 306, Charlottesville, VA 22901 or to your local chapter.  



Maria Margaret Quisenberry Phillips, 49, of Lexington, passed away August 13, 2016.  She was born in Fort Rucker, Alabama on November 10, 1966 to COL Thomas and Magdalena Quisenberry II.  In addition to her parents, Maria is survived by her daughter, Madison Ivy Phillips of Lexington, sister, Jackie (Mark) Watkins of Frankfort, sister, Michelle (Keith) Ewing of Frankfort, brother, Thomas Quisenberry III, of Frankfort, and several nephews and a niece.  Maria was also blessed with loving aunts, uncles and many cousins.  Maria was a graduate of Franklin County High School and Eastern Kentucky University.  She was an avid animal lover.  A private graveside service was held in Winchester, KY.  The family respectfully requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Life House for Animals, 14 Fido Circle, Frankfort, KY 40601.  In care of arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St. 



Louise G. Taliaferro, 72, of Winchester, passed away Wednesday morning at her home.  A native of Winchester, she was born December 28, 1943, to the late Richard and Clara Bush Taliaferro.  She was retired from the Clark County Clerk’s Office and a member of the First United Methodist Church.  She is survived by three children, Holly C. Jenkins, Heather L. Cinnamon and Winston T. Cinnamon, grandchildren, Meaghan K. Jenkins, Hannah L. Hayslett and Gaven R. Cinnamon, sister, Nancy B. Taliaferro and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be Friday, August 19, at 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 204 S. Main Street with Rev. Terry Morrison and Rev. Farley Stewart presiding.  The family will receive friends Thursday, August 18,  from 5p-7p at the church.  Contributions may be made to the 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. 



Lillian A. Holladay Thompson Black, 93, widow of Robert “Bob” Black, passed away Friday at St. Joseph East Hospital.  She was born in Clark County on October 5, 1922, to the late David P. Holiday and Elsie Lee Ennis.  She was the former owner of Black’s Grocery in Athens.  Survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon (George) Clough and Sandra (Barry) Welch, special friend, Marla Hubbard, other children, Jimmy (Mary) Black, Johnny Black, Ronnie “Dean” Black, Glenda (Tommy) Warner and her many special grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Thompson.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 16, at 2:30 p.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., with Bro. Charles Dixon presiding.  The family will receive friends from 1p.m. until the hour of service.  Burial will be in the Clarmont Memorial Gardens. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  Contributions may be made to Boones Creek Baptist Church, 185 N. Cleveland Rd, Lexington, KY 40509.  



Opal Adams Venable 
Opal was born on September 21, 1918 at Vaughn's Mill, Kentucky, in Powell County, to the late Sadie and DeCorsey Adams.  She was the beloved wife of 43 years to the late William Lee Venable and mother to Jerry Lee (Virginia) Venable. She passed away on August 11, 2016 in Paducah, KY.  Opal had four grandchildren: Sandy (John) Hummel, Matt (Emily) Venable, Will (Angie) Venable, and Christie (Chris ) Miller.  She also had 10 great-grandchildren: John Mark, Rebecca, Philip, Benjamin, Nathanael, Jael, Emalea, Jackson, Liam, and Ava.
Opal was a dedicated scholar and graduated as the valedictorian of the Powell County High School Class of 1938. She met William Lee Venable when they were both students at Lees College in Jackson, KY.  Opal graduated from Lees and then continued her education at Kentucky Wesleyan's Winchester campus, graduating in May of 1945. While attending college, Opal became the first teacher for the Happy Top School, a one-room schoolhouse in Powell County.  She was later appointed Interim Principal at Clay City School when the principal went to serve in World War II.   After William returned from the war, they were married on March 9, 1945 and made their home in Winchester, where their son, Jerry Lee, was born.  
William's job took the young family from Winchester to Lexington, Columbus, Ohio; and finally to Baltimore, Maryland where Opal taught Sunday school at the University Park Church of Christ and worked as a supervisor for Blue Cross Blue Shield until the couple retired and returned to Winchester. After William's death in 1988, Opal moved to Rose Mary Brooks Assisted Living, where she lived until 2015, when she moved to Paducah, KY to be near her eldest granddaughter. Opal was a wonderful cook; an avid stamp collector, and a devoted mother and grandmother.  Her grandchildren were the fortunate recipients of frequent cards, letters and "Granny Boxes" filled with pencils, toothbrushes, candy, stickers, and other little gifts.  Opal was also a life-long learner, and even in the last months of her life could quote long verses from poets such as Dickinson, Longfellow and Whittier. She was especially known for her lively rendition of "The Night Before Christmas."  Opal was a long-time member of the Fairfax Church of Christ in Winchester, where she served with many beloved friends. 
Opal is survived by a brother, Johney (Juanita) Adams; two sisters, Mattie Justice and Stanley (Eugene) Horton; and many loving nieces and nephews. 
Her sisters Marie Lewis and Ruby Griggs preceded her in death.
Visitation will be Monday, August 15, 2016 from 5p-7p at Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., in Winchester.  Funeral Services will be at 11:30 on Tuesday, August 16 with Ned Byers officiating.  Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery. 



Claudette Dixon, 75, of Winchester, passed away Thursday at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  She was born in Pike County, KY on December 14, 1940, to the late Emzy and Ethel Wolford Varney.  She was a member of the Christian faith.  Survivors include her children, Tina Dixon, Glen (Nanette) Dixon, Debra Grimaldo all of Winchester and Sheila (Rodney) Taylor of Carlisle, grandchildren, Tiffany McPherson and Timmy Dixon, great-grandson, Austin, brothers, Bogar Varney of Grayson and Eddie Varney of Winchester, sisters, Pat (Bill) Slone of Louisville and Judy (James) Woosley of Winchester.  Funeral services will be Monday, August 15, at 2pm at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, with Rev. Lee Cruse presiding.  The family will receive friends on Monday from noon until the hour of service.  Burial will be in the Clarmont Memorial Gardens.  




Stephen Lisle Ratliff, 53, of Winchester, passed away at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.  He was born in Lexington on March 17, 1964, to the late Juanita Cole Ratliff and Sam Ratliff who survives in Winchester.  He was a musician and a member of the First Christian Church in Longmont, Colorado.  In addition to his father, he is survived by brother, Rob Ratliff and half-brother Jimmy Ratliff, both of Winchester, uncle, Larry B. Cole of North Carolina, two aunts, Wanda Ratliff Littleton of Winter Haven, FL, and Betty Ratliff Smith of Winchester, also numerous cousins.  Graveside services will be Friday, August 12, at 11am at the Winchester Cemetery with Joe Price presiding.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5p-7p at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St.  




Ernest G. Crowe, 89, of Winchester, KY, widower of the late Carol Crowe, died on August 3, at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center.  He was married to Carol for 50 years.  A native of Madison/Estill County, he was born in Rice Station, KY on March 21, 1927, to the late John and Bertha Babb Crowe.  He served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II.  He retired from Sylvania in 1986 as a machinist.  He was an active member of the First Christian Church in Winchester, the Lions Club and Odd Fellows.  He served as president of the UAW Union in 1969 at Sylvania Electric Co.  Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Shirley (Don) Powell and Jenny Slone of Winchester, 3 grandchildren, Lee (Ashley) Powell of Gadsden, AL, Morgan Slone (BJ Denny) and Bailey (Paul) Milheiser all of Winchester, 4 great-grandsons, Nicholas and Henry Powell of Gadsden, AL, Eli Holbrook and Abram Milhesier of Winchester, he has 11 brothers and sisters and is survived by his sisters Phoebe Noland of Richmond, KY and Marilyn Miracle of Lexington and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be Saturday at 12pm at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, with Rev. Jerry Johns presiding.  Visitation Saturday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.  Pallbearers will be Lee, Ashley, Nicholas Powell, Morgan Slone and BJ Denny, Bailey and Paul Milheiser.  Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Powell, Eli Holbrook, Abram Milheiser, Phoebe Noland, Marilyn Miracle, Kenneth and Helena Winkler, Mary Francis and Millard Johnson and Leonard and Marsha Shortridge.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, Program Fund/Michelle Ewing, 100 Veterans Dr., Wilmore, KY 40390, checks payable to THVC Program Fund/Michelle Ewing, or First Christian Church Building Fund, 24 E. Hickman St, Winchester, KY 40391.  



Della Willoughby Oaks, 94, of Winchester, married for 67 years to the late Roy Clay Oaks, passed away Saturday at Rose Manor Health Care.  She was born in Montgomery County on April 30, 1922, to the late Nelson and Sallie Howard Willoughby.  Della was a lifelong member of the Central Baptist Church and member of the Homemaker’s Club.  Survivors include grandchildren, Taylor Miller, Richard Miller, Melissa Clay Miller and Alex Garcia Franks, and one great-grandchild, Haley Modica.  She was preceded in death by daughter, Linda Oaks Miller and sister, Geneva W. Blackwell.  Funeral services will be Thursday, August 4, at 11am at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, with Pastor Kevin Brian presiding.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5p-7p at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to the Central Baptist Church Home Bound Ministry, 101 W. Lexington Ave, Winchester, KY 40391.



William “Danny” Brewer, 70, of Winchester, husband for 50 years to Barbara Jean Sparks Brewer, passed away Friday at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  He was born October 11, 1945 in Wolfe County, KY, to the late Seldon and Kathleen Hatton Brewer.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Lisa Carpenter, Teresa Adams, Katherine (Ronald) Brinegar, Danny (Bertha) Brewer, Daniel (Ashley) Brewer and Joseph (Keisha) Brewer, 23 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters, Johnny (Pam) Brewer, Arnold (Samantha) Brewer, Will (Bonnie) Brewer and Debra (Jim) Bailey.  He was preceded in death by one grandchild.  Funeral services will be Monday, July 25, at 2pm at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, with Rev. Lee Cruse presiding.  The family will receive friends on Monday from noon until the hour of service.  Burial will follow in the Brewer Family Cemetery in Clark County.  



Elisa J. Hack, 61, of Winchester, passed away Wednesday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.  A native of Clark County, she was born August 1, 1954, to Albert “Buddy” and Phyllis Potts Haggard.  She was a member of the Central Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sons, Derek Ray Hack and Michael Floyd (Samantha) Hack, grandchildren, Brennan Dale Scott Hack and Piper Lee Hack, brother, Ronald B. Haggard and faithful guard dog, Belle.  Funeral service will be Saturday, July 23, at 1:00 p.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., the family will receive friends one hour prior to services.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to Central Baptist Church, 101 W. Lexington Ave, Winchester, KY 40391.  



Faye Meyer, 85, of Winchester, widow of Edwin Meyer, passed away Saturday July 16, 2016 at Sayre Christian Village.  She was the daughter of Urban and Ida Wethington.   Survivors include a daughter Donna (Steve) Komplin, and a son Michael (Kathy) Meyer. She was preceded in death by a son David Meyer, sister Shirley Lunsford and brother Jim Wethington. Other survivors include brothers Urban Wethington Jr and Roy Wethington, granddaughter Pamela Meyer, grandsons Benjamin Komplin and Jonatha Komplin and great grandson Caiden McCoy.  Faye was a Charter member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 20, at 10:00 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church 2255 Eastland Parkway, Lexington with Rev Michael Heubner officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 19, 5:00-7:00 at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St. Memorials to Sayre Christion Village or Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.



Lloyd W. Justice, 62, of Winchester, passed away July 9 at his home.  He was born November 7, 1953, in Clark County to the late Billy and Clara Belle Estes Justice.  He was a United States Marine Corps veteran and retired from Stone Farm, Arthur B. Hancock horse farm.  Survivors include daughter, Cindy (David) Crump, son, Timothy (Sabrina) Justice, sister, Barbara Justice, 11 grandchildren, Justin Stacy, Brandon, Chris, William and Jace Crump, Lillian and Thomas Justice, C.J. Crump, Chris Thorpe, & James and Cassie Kissick.  Graveside services will be Thursday, July 14, at 1pm at the Resthaven Cemetery in Corbin, KY., with Jim Estes presiding.  Pallbearers will be Harold Gilkerson, Dougie Gilkerson, Darrell Gilkerson, Dennis Haggard, Russell Hunter and Elmer Stamper.  Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren and John Haggard, Dennis W. Haggard Jr., Sam Spicer and James Curtis.  In care of arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St.



Sheila Kay Hopper Woodward, 55, of Winchester, widow of Ronald “Scott” Woodward, passed away Friday, July 1 in Winchester. She was born in Clark County on August 15, 1960, to the late Harley Hopper and Ada Winburn Hopper who survives in Winchester.  She was a dog bather at Petitude Grooming Salon. In addition to her mother, she is survived by two sons, Christopher Woodward and Greg (Crystal) Woodward, two sisters, Teresa (Mike) Chism and Debbie Banks, 3 grandchildren; Ethan, Dylan and Zakary Woodward, 3 nieces, 1 nephew, aunts, uncles and several cousins.  A memorial service will be Saturday, July 9, at 11am at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St.  



John Oliver Venable, 93, of Clark County, passed away Friday at the St. Joseph Hospital in Mt. Sterling.  He was born February 23, 1923, in Winchester, to the late Charles Sanford and Martha Fishback Venable.  He graduated from the Winchester High School in 1940, attended Kentucky Wesleyan College and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Agriculture and Animal Science, while there he was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and attended the Mt. Zion Christian Church & Sunday school, where his mother was their pianist for over 75 years.  John was an avid farmer, repairing fences, gates and barns to be more efficient for handling cattle and raising tobacco.  From 1943 – 2008, he built 4 tobacco barns, 7 hay barns, 9 cattle barns and sheds, 4 shops, and restored the ancestral 1850’s Sameul Archer Bedford Woodford home on Combs Ferry Road.  He is survived by one daughter, Martha Huntington Venable Johnson (Roy Allen) of Paris, sister, Jane Venable Brown of Clark County, two grandchildren, Nelson Hagan Johnson and Ashley Woodford Johnson of Bourbon County, and the mother of his daughter, Ruth Harrison Venable of Winchester.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 29, at 10:00 a.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., with Rev. John McCord presiding.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5p.m. – 8p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be Will Hodgkin, Frank Hicks, Roy Johnson, Clayton Chamberlain, Dave Maples and Larry Stewart.  Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Enoch, Stokes Quisenberry, John Barry Sipple, Gene Wills, Doug Oliver, Jack Green, Bud Haggard, Martha Clare Sipple, Gayle Courtney and Anne Willson.  Contributions may be made to the Summer Reading Program with the Clark County Public Library, 370 S. Burns Ave., Winchester, KY 40391.


Kent Alan Washington “KW Washington” 61, of Fayette Co, husband for 33 years to Deborah Hale Washington, passed away Tuesday at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center.  Also survived by his mother, Sue Washington, daughter, Heather Washington Silvey, grandchildren, Kenneth Wayne (Tiffany) Forquer and Kaylee Elizabeth Silvey, brother, William Lee Washington and sister, Maryee Elizabeth Washington.  Preceded in death by father, Bill Lee Washington and nephew/son, Shane Washington.  Graveside services will be Friday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Athens Cemetery, 6295 Athens Boonesboro Rd, Lexington.  In lieu of flowers contributions to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 3212 Alexandria Dr, Lexington KY 40504.  In care of arrangements is Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St. 



Paula Fay Coney, 88, of Winchester, widow of Robert Schuyler Coney Jr., passed away Friday June 17, 2016, at University of Kentucky Medical Center. Paula was born in West Field, NJ, June 6, 1928 to Frederick H. and Mary Jo Moorhead Fay. She moved to Roanoke VA at around the age of 14 and eventually went to nearby Roanoke College where she met the love of her life and soul mate, Bob. They were married June 17, 1950 and lived in Pennsylvania until 1953 when Bob was transferred to Winchester to work at the new Sylvania Electric plant.  Paula and Bob had four children and she was deeply involved with them as they grew up and helped as a Cub Scout den mother, Sunday school teacher, and GRC Box Mother among many other activities. She eventually returned to school at the University of Kentucky and earned her teaching degree. She taught eighth grade English at Belmont to hundreds of students, many of whom have commented how much they appreciated having her as a teacher.  Throughout her life Paula gave of herself tirelessly, especially at the First Presbyterian Church, the University of Kentucky libraries, Holly Rood, and at the Bluegrass Heritage Museum. She appreciated the little things in life and enjoyed the friendship of many, many people, all of whom enjoyed knowing her.  She is survived by her four children, Robert III (Pam), John (Sandi), Chris, and Richard; a brother, John Fay (Anne Ambler), five grandchildren, Robert IV, Alexia, Rex, Paul, and Ben, one great grandchild, Ayla, and two nieces, Martha and Beth. She was devoted to her family and they felt very fortunate to have Paula, who like Bob, will be greatly missed but the wonderful memories of the two of them will last forever.  Funeral services will be Thursday, June 23 at 1pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Windridge Drive in Winchester. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm at Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St. and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.  Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Ballard, Melanie Dykes, Third Thursday Bridge Club, Sandy Stults, and Tuesday Morning Circle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bluegrass Heritage Museum, 217 S. Main St., Clark County Public Library, 370 Burns Ave., The First Presbyterian Church, 130 Windridge Drive, or Holly Rood, 28 Beckner Street, Winchester.



Evelyn R. Hudson, 91, of Winchester, widow of Clyde E. Hudson, passed away Tuesday at her home. A native of Nancy, KY, she was born May 15, 1925, to the late Harlan and Effie Tarter Richardson. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church, L.L.L. Band and Barn Booster Club. Survivors include four children, Dianne (Jim) Arledge, Paula Hudson, Bonnie (Larry) Morris and Sherry Ortiz, sister, Rebecca Sears, grandchildren, Shannon (Tim) Dykes, Cara (Andy) Klerk, April Thomas, Brooke (Gary) Wasson, Sarah Jane (Ronnie) Snowden, Brewster (Bekah) Hudson, Ryann (Aaron) Hornsby, Ashley (Eric) Rose, Brittney (Chris) Sharrock, Nicole Ortiz, Sophia Ortiz and Samantha Ortiz, and 20 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son Robby Hudson, brother Harlan Richardson and sister Kathleen Ogborn. Funeral services will be Friday, June 17, at 2 p.m. at the Calvary Christian Church with Bro. Aaron Hornsby and Bro. Pat Finley presiding. The family will receive friends on Friday from noon until the hour of services at the church. Burial will be in the Clarmont Memorial Gardens with grandsons and grandsons-in-law serving as pallbearers. Contributions may be made to Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Dr., Winchester, KY 40391.


Verne Glendon Orndorff, 100, of Winchester, widower after 62 years of marriage to Mary Maxine Hannahs, passed away Wednesday at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  He was born January 6, 1916, in Rural Muskingum County, outside of Zanesville, OH, to the late Anna Irvilla Oliver and Samuel Christy Frye Orndorff.  He was the last remaining sibling of 6 brothers and 1 sister.  He is survived by children, Susan Y. (Gardner) Wagers and Leslie E. (George) Norton, grandchildren, Ryan A. (Lisa) Norton, Sasha W. (Parrish) Renfro, Meredith N. (Tom) Cecil and Gardner “David” (Melisa-Beth) Wagers II, great-grandchildren, Beau, Madeline, George, Farris and Yates.  Special angels and caregivers that became part of his extended family which became so dear are; Sue Staton, Peggy McIntosh, Tammy Crowe, Kay Akers and Ann Shepherd.  Verne was a graduate of Muskingum College and Ohio State University.  He was a member of the Fairfax Church of Christ and Thursday Men’s Bible Study Group at First Baptist Church.  He served during WWII with the U.S. Army Air Corps as a weatherman in Australia and New Guinea.  He retired from employment with the Federal Government, working in the 1950’s with the USDA and ultimately with the U.S. Forestry Service as a landscape architect on the Daniel Boone National Forest where his primary duties were designing and laying out trails to scenic overlooks and vistas.  This experience led him to his vision of the Sheltowee Trace which he pioneered through Kentucky from Tennessee to West Virginia - all done on foot.  He retired in the early part of the 1980’s to take on the weekly mowing and landscape maintenance of the church property and to golf whenever he could.  He was an active member and past president of NARFE.  Verne loved to write and has tried his hand at several novels.  His book of Poems for Living and Learning was published and served as a source of material for many newsletters and even The Winchester Sun over the years.  Although no Shakespeare, he wanted to share and encourage others the writing experience and was instrumental in the forming of the Clark County Writer’s Club. He often used the Pen Name “The Old Fogey” to write under and considered himself one.  His years were full and very active until his last three when things were forced to slow down.  Graveside services will be Saturday, June 11 at the Winchester Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. with Deandre Hensley presiding.  Honorary pallbearers are Doug Billips, Henry McCarley, Bill Duncan, Steve Taylor, Don Henry, Jim Little, Coos Ockers, Betty Smith and Sheltowee Trace Associations Members.  Contributions may be made to the Sheltowee Trace Association, P.O. Box 360, Livingston, KY 40445.  In care of arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St. 


Gertrude A. Henderson, 96, of Winchester, widow of Bluford Earl Henderson, passed away June 6 at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center.  She was born August 19, 1919 in Wilmore, KY to the late Robert and Minnie Winkle Ashcraft.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church and worked in sales for Roses Department Store.  She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Robert L. (Willie Mae) Henderson of Winchester, two grandchildren Rebecca DeAnne (Shawn) Stewart and Kevin (Kim) Henderson, three great-grandchildren, Kristopher Henderson, Nicholas Stewart and Alexander Stewart.  Graveside services will be Friday, June 10 at the Winchester Cemetery at 2p.m. by Rev. Don Burkhead.  Pallbearers will be Tommy Bunch, Kevin Henderson, Shawn Stewart and Kristopher Henderson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Nicholas Stewart, Alexander Stewart and William Bunch.  In care of arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St. 



Wanda E. King, 76, of Winchester, KY, passed away Thursday June 2, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul D. King. She is survived by daughters Lisa Goodman and Sondra Stone, a sister, Barbara Johnson, grandchildren, Christopher Stone, Jen Goodman, Becca Martin and Great Grandchildren, Dayne Cotton-Stone, Aaden Martin, Annie Stone, Maddox Mayabb, Ella Ratliff, and Ryleigh Ratliff and several loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Wanda was retired from Sylvania Co...rp. Funeral services will be Saturday June 4, 2016 at 2:00pm by Lee Cruse at Rolan G Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St. in Winchester, Kentucky. Visitation will be from noon until the hour of service. Active pallbearers will be Christopher Stone, David Elliott, Phillip Elliott, Darrell Elliott, Wayne Mayabb and Tim Scobie. Donations to Hospice East 407 Shoppers Dr. Winchester. Burial will be in Winchester Cemetery.



Sharon Rowland,64, of Madison County, wife for 47 years to Harless L. Rowland, passed away Saturday at her home.  A native of Hamilton, Ohio, she was born July 1, 1951, to the late Clarence and Hazel Ashcraft.  She worked for the Clark County Home Health Care and was a member of the Pentecostal faith.  In addition to her husband she is survived by sons, Robert “Robbie” (Linda) Rowland and Danny (Alley) Rowland, mother-in-law, Virginia Rowland, grandson, Colby Marshall, granddaughter, Allie Rowland, grandson, Jacob, sister-in-law, Linda and Gary Graham, sisters, Carol and Dean Brock and Mary Ann and Jack Fields, brothers, Ray and Joyce Ashcraft and Carl Wayne Ashcraft.  She was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 3 sisters.  Funeral services will be Thursday, June 2 at 11 a.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, with Rev. Walter Jones presiding.  The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 1st, from 5p-7p at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Boonesboro Cemetery.  



Jerry Moran Williams 84, of Lexington, Kentucky passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Lexington Country Place where he had lived for the past eleven years. He was born on October 27, 1931, in Norfolk, Virginia to the late George and Maybelle Williams. He attended college at the Cincinnati Bible Seminary where he met and married his beloved wife of 62 years Cecilia Esther Platt. He became the first Youth Minister at Southland Christian Church in Lexington, KY., and later became the first Youth Minister at Southern Acres Christian Church.  He had such a positive and life-long influence on so many lives.  He also worked for Pepperidge Farm.  In his free time he loved cooking, gardening, traveling, and supporting the Kentucky Wildcats!!  He was preceded in death by his only sister Barbara Frances Hawks of Hampton, Virginia and his wife Cecilia Esther Williams. He is survived by a son Barry (Kori) Williams of Lexington, and a daughter Sheree Williams and (Tyler White) of Lexington.  Three granddaughters Ashley Playforth, Brittany PLayforth and Carly (Kenan) Dobbins. Two great-granddaughters Zoey and Savannah.  Visitation will be held Thursday, June 2nd from 5p-7p.m. at Rolan G.Taylor Funeral Home in Winchester, Kentucky.  A private Graveside Service will be held on Friday. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Lexington Country Place.




Kelly Clem Jr., 53, of Winchester, husband of Becky Clem passed away Wednesday May 11, 2016 at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  In addition to his wife he is survived by one son Chase Osborne, two brothers Mike (Angie) Clem, and Carl Ingram Jr. five sisters Reva (Mike) Woosley, Judy Woosley, Jeaneine Clem, CJ Stanfield, Margie Osborne and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Kelly Clem Sr. and his mother Bonnie Nunnelley.  A Memorial Service will be Saturday May 21 at 1pm at the Franklin Ave Church of the Living God, Winchester. 




Dolores Rita Lenhoff Wellner, 89, of Winchester, widow of Donald E. Wellner, passed away Thursday at the St. Joseph Hospital.  She was born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 12, 1927, to the late John G. and Dorothea Fisher Lenhoff.  She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Survivors include her children, Mary T. “Terri” (Gary) Cox of Loudon, TN, Barbara A. “Bonny” (Robert “Bob”) Loucks of Tequesta, FL, and Suzanne M. (Charles “Chuck”) Bast of Winchester, KY, grandchildren, Stefanie (Robert “Rob”) Walter of Lawrenceville, GA, Rory Bender, Alan Bast of Hunstville, AL, and Anna Bast, great-grandchildren, Kyle Walter, Luke Walter and Amelie Bender, two brothers, John Lenhoff Jr., of Severn, MD, and Carl (Nancy) Lenhoff of Cockeysville, MD.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Melanie A. Wellner, grandson Justin Bender and sister, Patricia “Pat” Woods.  Funeral Mass will be Monday, May 16, at 11a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Frank Brawner presiding.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 15, from 3p – 5p at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main Street. 



Madeline R. Bumgardner, 86, of Winchester, wife of Clinton E. Bumgardner for 61 years, passed away Tuesday at the Baptist Health Hospital.  She was born September 9, 1929 in Lexington to the late Ruth Strong.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by her beloved cat, Butter, daughter, Gloria (Henry) Branham, son Anthony “Tony” Bumgardner, granddaughters, Raili “Brooke” (Kyle) Raney, Haley Elizabeth Bumgardner and Claudia Taylor Bumgardner, great-grandchildren, Parker D. and Madeline K. Raney, sister, Zannie Sowder, nieces and nephews, Tom Light, Linda and Larry Faul, Sheary Glass, Rick and Becky Bumgardner, Greg and Robyn Bumgardner, Randy and Keena Bumgardner, Joyce Gooding, Irene Gooding, Berl Gooding and Debbie.  Preceded in death by sisters, Vivian Mulberry and Viola Cook.  Funeral services will be Friday, May 13, at 2p.m. at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 2410 W. Lexington Rd., with the Rev. Chana Telzlaff presiding.  The family will receive friends on Friday from noon until the hour of service at the church.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Hub Spencer III, William R. Pumphrey III, Ed Mastereen, Greg Bumgardner, Randy Bumgardner, Rick Bumgardner, Tom Light, Kyle Raney and Larry Faul.  Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Bumgardner, Reva and Gary Boocock, Claude and Jane Shaw, Dr. A. Joseph Ott, volunteers of Clark Regional Medical Center and employees of Fresenius Medical Care.  



Kelly Clem, 53, of Winchester, husband of Becky Clem, passed away Wednesday at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  Arrangements are incomplete with the funeral home. 


Lemon Estes Jr. “JR” 67, of Winchester, husband for 44 years to Wilma Jean Spicer Estes, passed away after battling cancer on Monday, May 9, at their home.  He was born in Irvine, KY, January 19, 1949, to the late Lemon and Callie Horn Estes.  He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and he retired after 16 years from Clark County Implement Company (John Deere).  In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter, Re`Jeana (Bobby) Craft of Cynthiana, son, Joseph (Misty) Estes of Winchester, daughter, Callie Jo (Doug) Smith of Winchester, five grandchildren, Hunter Smith, Jake Smith, Hali Ward and Hunter Miller of Winchester and Josh Estes of Mt. Sterling, brothers, Bobby Estes and Paul Estes both of Winchester, sisters, Anna Walters, Lula Sewell, Donald (Carrie) Sewell, and Douglas (Emma) Dennis all of Irvine, KY, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by sister, Lois Walters and brother, Charles Estes.  Funeral services will be Friday, May 13, at 11a.m. at the Providence Pentecostal Church, 7076 Old Boonesboro Rd, by Bro. Joey McClease. Visitation will be Thursday, May 12, from 5p-8p at the church.  Burial will be in the Boonesboro Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Jim Parks, Terry Sparks, Larry Smith, Robbie Zornes, Jim Blevins and Bill Barker.  Honorary pallbearers will be Stan Story, Bill Hymel, Fred Ashcraft, Harold Pickett, Mitchell Banks Jr., Dr. Tom Nugent and members of the Two Mile Creekers Club.  Contributions may be made to the Providence Pentecostal Church. 



John William "J.W." Osborne 76, husband of 54 years to Rita "Janie" Osborne, passed away Saturday April 30, in the Hospice Unit at Stanton Nursing Home. He was born August 24, 1939 to the late Ray & Bernice Osborne of Winchester. 
He owned & operated his own construction company, Osborne Building & Repair. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with this family.
He was a member of the Winchester Civitan Club, serving as club president in 1990/1991 and received numerous awards. He also served his community as volunteer fireman for both the city and county fire departments.
Survivors besides his wife, are a son Bill (Ruby) Osborne, two daughters, Tammy (Brian) Murray and Lisa (Roy) Jarman. Nine grandchildren; Alexanderia (Adam) Wright, Katie Osborne, Kayla (Charles) Underwood, Brenna Murray, Brittany Rison, Stephen Day, Amanda Day, Dustin Jarman, Josh (Amanda) Jarman, and fourteen great grandchildren. One sister, Sara Osborne, three sister in-laws, Phillis (Leonard) Meyer, Dorothy Osborne and Gladys Osborne.
He was preceded in death by two brothers; Buddy Osborne and Bobby Osborne, two sisters; Barbara Welch and Sandy Garrett, father & mother in-law, Bill & Betsy King. John was a member of the Lighthouse Church of God
Services will be Thursday May 5, at 1pm at Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, conducted by Pastor Joey Murphy. Burial will be in Clarmont Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 4 from 5-7 pm, also at the funeral 
home.
Pallbearers-Stephen Day, Dustin Jarman, Earl Lovings, Michael Meyer, Jeff Meyer and Josh Jarman. Honorary pallbearers-Leon Wright, Leonard Meyer, David Woods, Leonard Travis, Dr. Joseph Ott and Hospice Nurses of Powell County.
A reception will be served at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Mt. Sterling Rd. , Winchester Ky.


Clara Yvonne Stone, 72, of Winchester, wife for 53 years to Mickey Stone, passed away Saturday at her home.  She was born in Powell County on May 10, 1943, to the late Everett and Sylvia Hatton Powell.  She was a member of the Baptist faith.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Kathy (James) Wells, three sons, Mitchell Stone, Tracy (Cheryl) Stone and John (Jessie) Stone, 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, three brothers, two sisters, and special niece, Ann Shephard.  Preceded in death by a son, Denny Stone.  Funeral services will be Thursday, April 28, at 1:00 p.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, with Chad Wells and Steve Haskins presiding.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 28, from 10am until the hour of service at the funeral home.  Pallbearers will be Blake Stone, Chad Wells, Brad Wells, Christopher Stone, Anthony “Doodle” Lenyard, Steve Haskins and Larry Holder.  Honorary pallbearers are James Wells, Randa Wells, Sondra Stone, June Wolfe, Ashley Wells, Shirley Hawkins and Jessie Stone.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  



John Barry Fox, 44, of Columbia, S.C., formerly of Lexington, KY, passed away April 22 at the Lexington Medical Center.  A native of Lexington, KY, he was born October 19, 1973, to the late William Fox and Debbie Hibbard Stivers who survives in South Carolina.  John was a service technician roofer for D.D.P Corporation.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by daughter, Kayla (Josh) Ferguson, grandparents John (Pat) Hibbard, step-grandparents, Charlie (Ruth) Neal, along with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, Winchester, with Bro. Alan Dodson presiding.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 11am until the hour of services.  Burial will be in the Hillcrest Memorial Park.  Pallbearers will be Roger Smith, Eric Humphries, Keith Graves, J.W. Winburn, Sean Ryan and Jason Adkins.  



Herman Adair Cubbison, 89, of Winchester, widower of Clarice Miley Cubbison, passed away Saturday at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  A native of Pleasant City, Ohio, he was born February 26, 1927, to the late Reuben and Blanche Weaver Cubbison.  Herman was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church, graduate of the Cambridge College of Business, United States Navy veteran and had worked for the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company for 33 years.  He is survived by daughter, Laurie Beth Cubbison of Christiansburg, VA, son, Brian Neil Cubbison of Manlius, NY and brother, Melvin Gene Cubbison of Cumberland, OH, along with extended friends and family.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 26, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 204 S. Main St, with Rev. Jeff Carter presiding.  The family will receive friends Monday, April 25, from 5p-7p at the church.  Burial will be in the Clarmont Memorial Gardens.  Memorial contributions may be made to the church.  



Rebecca Lovell Goddard, 97, of Winchester, formerly of Russellville, KY, widow of Barney Freeman Goddard, passed away Saturday at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  She was born April 25, 1918, to the late Henry Clayton and Mallie T. Lovell.  She was an avid reader, busy with clubs, groups and activities, but friends and family were always the most important.  She personified the term “people person” always ready to help when needed.  She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Ann (Bob) Miller of Winchester and son and daughter-in-law, Mike (Danita) Goddard of Townsend, TN, four grandchildren, Beth Miller Poe of Evansville, IN, Mike (Lyn) Miller of Frankfort, Chris (Angela) Goddard of Brentwood, TN, Kyle (Charity) Goddard of Bowling Green, KY, and 7 great-grandchildren.  Preceded in death by her brother, Henry C. Lovell Jr.  Visitation will be Tuesday, April 19, from 4pm-6pm at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., Winchester, and again on Wednesday from 12pm – 1pm at the Summers, Kirby & Sanders Funeral Home, 210 N. Thurston Dr., Russellville, KY.  Graveside services will be Wednesday at 2pm at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Russellville, KY, with Mike Miller presiding.  Contributions may be made to Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Drive, Winchester, KY 40391. 


Joseph  "Jo Jo" Greene 
Joseph "Jo Jo" Greene, 54, of Winchester passed away Sunday. He was born February 16, 1962 in Winchester to the late Joseph Greene, Sr., and Rowena Evans Greene who survives in Winchester. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and a hard worker in everything he did. In addition to his mother, he is survived by companion, Katie LaGambo, children; River, Jordan, Rowena, Deirdre and Persephanie, brother David Greene, sister Deirdre Greene, and numerous friends and family. Visitation will be Friday, April 15, from 11am until 1pm at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main Street, with private graveside services and burial in the Clark County Cemetery. 



David Lee Stidham, 59, of Winchester, husband of Lois Townsend Stidham, passed away Monday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.  A native of Middletown, OH, he was born May 9, 1956, to the late Arles and Hazel Nickel Stidham.  He was retired from Save-A-Lot  distribution center.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Phillip Stidham, brothers, Eddie (Elsie) Stidham of Mt. Sterling, George Stidham and Steve Stidham both of Winchester, Robert (Chasity) Stidham of Ohio and Elmer (Goldie) Stidham of Winchester, sisters, Shirley (Larry) Shifflet of Winchester, Junie (James) Miller of Danville and Brenda Croucher of Florida, step-daughters, Valerie (Joe) Carpenter of Berea and Melissa (Cody) Sparks of Clay City, 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, Jason Stidham and two brothers, Randy and John Stidham.  Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1pm at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, with Rev. Lee Cruse presiding.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11am until the hour of service.  Burial will be in the Westbend Cemetery.  


James Calvin Jones, 72, of Winchester, passed away peacefully in his home on April 6, 2016, after recently being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.  James was born in Bakersfield, CA.  After honorably serving his country in the United States Navy, he moved to the Fort Worth, Texas area where he eventually began work with the Kroger Company.  He was relocated to the Cincinnati, OH, area and eventually relocated again to the Winchester Farms Dairy, where he worked through retirement.  James was a dedicated employee, fair boss, and great friend to all.  He enjoyed sports of all kind, but mainly golf where he enjoyed countless hours with many.  James is survived by his wife of 46 years, Paula Jones, daughter and son-in-law, Christy (Todd) Calvert, two grandchildren, James and Cole Calvert, brother Ronald Dintino, Jr., of Burleson, Texas, and sister, Doris Sadler of Fort Worth, Texas, along with numerous nephews and nieces.  James is preceded in death by his parents, Ronald and Thelma Dintino and three sisters.  James was peaceful and content in knowing that he had touched so many lives in a positive manner.  With respect to all that he touched, there will be no visitation or funeral services.  In lieu of these events, the family asks that anyone wishing to pay their last respects make a donation in James’s name to the Clark County Animal Shelter, Hospice East, or The American Cancer Society.  In care of his arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., Winchester. 



Nancy Katherine Manning, 54, of Winchester, passed away Sunday at her home.  She was born September 11, 1961, in Wichita, Kansas to the late Bobby B. and Lillie Mae Newton Searcy.  She was a former employee of Amazon.  She is survived by one son, Jason Lawson of West Palm Beach, Florida and Aunt Kitty Thompson Werner of Frankfort, KY.  Preceded in death by son, Bobby Douglas Bellamy.  Memorial services will be Saturday, April 9, at 11:00 a.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., with Rev. Bill Keller presiding.  


Roy Danny Hale, 84, of Winchester, husband for 64 years to Loraine Holladay Hale, passed away Sunday at the St. Joseph East Hospital ER.  A native of Cincinnati, OH, he was born April 17, 1931, to the late Roy M. and Mable Hale.  He was a member of The Church at Athens, a heavy earth equipment diesel mechanic and certified welder for RR Dawson Bridge Company for 13 years, plus several other occupations including work in the Virgin Islands.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Deborah (Kent) Washington of Lexington, Angela (Luther) Stivers of Lexington, Karen Howard of Lexington, and Stacey (Charles) Griffith of Harrodsburg, grandchildren, Daniel (Brooke) Howard, Nicholas Howard, Nathan (Emily) Griffith and Allison Griffith, two great-granddaughters, two step-granddaughters, Heather Silvey and Valerie Russell, sisters, Ann (Marshall) Delaney of Monticello, Gwen Asberry of Nicholasville and Vi (Norman) Frazier of Nicholasville.  He was preceded in death by son-in-law, Luther Stivers.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 30, at 12pm at The Church at Athens, 6991 Athens Boonesboro Rd, Lexington.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5p-7p at the church.  Pallbearers will be Jimmy Ennis, Fred Baesler, Daniel Howard, Nathan Griffith, Nicholas Howard and Danny Delaney.  In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Church at Athens. 



William “Billy Q” Early, 64, of Winchester, passed away Sunday at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  He was born in Lexington on May 30, 1951, to the late Robert “Helm” Early and Wilma Early who survives in Winchester.  He was the former part owner of Harrod - Early Car Dealership.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by three daughters, Jane Cuvier Early, Julia Ann Early and Mary Elizabeth Early, brother, Robert Helm (Dianne) Early, Jr., sister, Susan Ann Early, nephew, Charles J. Early, niece, Lara (Chris) Early Thornbury, great-nephews, Charles Robert Early, Aaron Chase Early, Robert Harris Thornbury and great-niece, Frances Catherine Thornbury, cousin, Deb Condley and other cousins and friends.  Funeral services will be Thursday, March 31st at 11a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 32 E. Lexington Ave, with Rev. Don Burkhead presiding.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5p-7p at the church.  Serving as pallbearers will be John Quisenberry, John Roche, George Hauser, Hal Hancock, Jim Tegge, and T.J. Scribner.  Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Wood, Bob Taber, Stokes Quisenberry and Phil Humble.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church or Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Dr., Winchester, KY 40391.  



Lillie Mae Searcy, 75, of Winchester, widow of Bobby B. Searcy, passed away March 24 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington.  She was born September 10, 1940, in South Irvine, KY, to the late Sherman Newton and Fanny Willis Estes.  She was a retired hairdresser and former owner of the Belmont Beauty Shop.  Lillie is survived by a daughter, Nancy Manning, grandson, Jason Lawson, sister, Kitty Thompson Werner and half-brother, C.B. Estes, Jr.  She was preceded in death by a grandson, Bobby Douglas Bellamy.  Memorial services will be Tuesday, March 29, at 11am at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., with Pastor Bill Keller presiding.  



Billie Smith Pace, 80, of Winchester, widow of Robert Bruce Pace, passed away Sunday at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.  She was born October 26, 1935, in Winchester to the late Robert William and Mary Elizabeth May Smith.  Billie served Central Baptist Church and the community of Winchester for many years as an accompanist, leader and piano teacher.  Some of her Church, Boones Creek Association and Community activities include: youth choir director, adult choir director, handbell director, older children’s choir director, senior adult director and leading the LLL (Live Longer and Like it) Club Band.  She has accompanied the Gospel Fourmen, the Good News Men, many associational Hymn Sings and Revivals.  Billie served Central Baptist Church as church organist for 54 years, as well as organist for Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home (formerly Edgington Funeral Home) for 44 years.  Through the years she has played for Kiwanis Club meetings, the Community Men’s Chorus, Junior Miss, Lion’s Club Minstrels and Olivia Bogard’s School of Dance.  She has participated in the UK Chataqua Series, as well as programs for the Alzheimer’s Association, The Generation Center and Senior Adult Daycare.  As a member of the Winchester Music Club and her other activities too numerous to mention, she has promoted the love of music in our community.  She is survived by two sons, Robert Bruce Pace, Jr., and William “Bill” Pace, daughter, Lizbeth Lynn Pace (Kevin) Kennedy, four grandchildren, Robert Bruce Pace III, Sarah Elizabeth Kennedy, Katherine Ann Kennedy and William Chase Pace, one great granddaughter, Sophia Nicole Evert.  Billie was preceded in death by a daughter, Leah Ann Pace.  Funeral services will be Thursday, March 24 at 11am at the Central Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Hatley and Rev. Dennis Wainright presiding.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5p-8p at the church.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Rob Pace, Bert May, Jimmy Powell, Kevin Kennedy, Frank Johnson, Shirlie Clem, Don Stone, Paul Atchison and Rolan Taylor.  Honorary pallbearers are the past and present members of the LLL Club Band.



Barbara Fay Marlowe, 75, of Clark County, wife of Wayne Marlowe, passed away Monday at their home.  She was born in Winchester on March 20, 1941, to the late Leon J. and Velma Thomas Bradley Ballard.  She was a member of the Protestant faith.  She was preceded in death by her eldest son, Tony Chism, survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Andrew (Gail) Chism and Darrin (Paula) Marlowe, two daughters and sons-in-law, Alicen (Brian) Green and Lori (Mark) Anderson, daughter-in-law, Brenda Turner, aunts, Florene Chambers and Alice Purcell, 19 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and numerous cousins.  Funeral services will be Thursday, March 24, at 11am at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, with Rev. Ben Rake presiding.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5p-8p at the funeral home.  Pallbearers will be Darrin Marlowe, Andrew Chism, Jordan Marlowe, Joel Marlowe, Brian Green and Mark Anderson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Williams, Danny Sams, Donnie Sams and Jerry Owen. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in honor of Barbara to Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Dr., Winchester, KY 40391 or to the organization of one’s choice. 


Mrs. Gene Middleton Combs, 88, of Carter County, formerly of Winchester, passed away Monday at the Carter Nursing and Rehab Center in Grayson.  She was born on January 25, 1928, in Clay County, KY, to the late George M. and Ida Sparks Middleton.  She was a retired elementary school teacher in Clark County, member of the First United Methodist Church and Winchester Lioness Club.  She is survived by  son, Don (Deborah) Combs of Grayson, KY, daughter, Mary Ellen (Tom) Hunter of Winchester, three grandchildren, Miranda (John) Harvey of Lexington, Matthew (Stacy) Dobbs of Winchester and Michael Dobbs of Murray, KY, five great-grandchildren, Calvin Harvey, McCoy Harvey, Landon Conn, Kylie Conn and Lincoln Dobbs.  She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Manley Combs and daughter, Linda Jill Combs.  Funeral services will be Friday, March 18th, at 11am at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, with Rev. Jeff Carter presiding.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 17, from 5p-7p at the funeral home.  Burial with graveside services will be Friday at 2pm at the Middleton Cemetery in Manchester, KY, with Rev. Steve Crosby presiding. Pallbearers will be Matthew Dobbs, Michael Dobbs, Tom Hunter, John Harvey, Reuben Hacker and Don Combs.  



John Henry Davis, 86, of Winchester, widower of Margaret Jordan Davis, passed away Sunday at the St. Joseph Hospital in Mt. Sterling.  A native of Clark County, he was born July 1, 1929, to the late George W. and Malinda Ketchum Davis.  He was a retired Greyhound bus driver after 30 years of service and a member of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church.  He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, George Robert (Teri) Davis of Clark County, daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie Faye (June) McPhearson of Mt. Sterling, two grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.  Preceded in death by 4 brothers, 3 sisters, one grandchild and one great-grandson.  Funeral services will be Thursday, March 17, at 1pm at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, with Rev. Bill Kilgore and Rev. Glenn Emery presiding.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11am until the hour of services.  Burial will be in the Clarmont Memorial Gardens.  



Nettie L. Jackson Crouch, 98, of Winchester, widow of George B. Crouch, passed away Monday at her home.  A native of Clark County, she was born October 27, 1917, to the late Noah and Leora Rothwell Jackson.  She was an active member of the Forest Grove Christian Church, member of the Daughters of America for over 50 years and she tutored two children for the Fannie Bush Elementary School when she was 90 years old.  She is survived by two sons, Jack O. (Margaret) Crouch of Clark Co., and Gerald W. (Eva) Crouch of Carson City, NV, one daughter, Rachel Burgess of Winchester, 12 grandchildren; Barbara (Scott) Fairley of Redding, CA, Brenda (Jake) Hannon of Orville, CA, Beverly (Larry) Kidd of Wilmton, CA, Jeromy (Jess) Rhoades of Chico, CA, Jacquelin (John) Calk of Winchester, KY, Tony (Sara) Crouch of Clark Co., KY, Kelly Goff of Winchester, KY, Scott (Peggy) Hall of Elizabethtown, KY, William (Melissa) Burgess of Winchester, Beth (Patrick) McDougal of Portland, TN, Jodie Redden of Winchester and Justine Sammons of Winchester, 26 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two daughters, Paulette Hall and Brenda Sammons, 4 brothers and 5 sisters.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 9, at 11am at the Forest Grove Christian Church, 4733 Old Boonesboro Rd, with Rev. Larry Deckard presiding.  The family will receive friends tonight, Tuesday March 8 from 5p-8p at the church.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Elders and Deacons of the church, Nettie’s neighbors, George and Sarah Frazen, A.B. Ecton, Shawn Turner, Samantha Strange, Rita Hopper, Diane Sims, Dr. Ott and Gail Bullock.  Contributions may be made to the Forest Grove Christian Church, Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Dr, Winchester, KY or to the Generation Center, 32 Meadow St, Winchester, KY 40391.



Helen M. Pace, 92, of Winchester, wife of Floyd Pace, passed away Sunday at their home.  She was born on January 14, 1924, to the late George Lee Watts and Virginia Cooley.  Helen and Floyd would have celebrated their 75 wedding anniversary on May 1.  She was the owner of the Merel Norman Shop in Winchester, member of the Christian faith, she owned and raised turkeys for the Browning’s Turkey Company and was a caregiver for many years taking care of their ill family members. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Leona Virginia Pace of Sierra Vista, AZ, and Deborah Patterson of Winchester, KY, brother, Henry Earl Watts of Winchester, KY, four grandchildren, Nathan Patterson, Rob Richardson, Randall Richardson and Roslyn Richardson Sedam, eight great-grandchildren, Seth Patterson, Bobby Ryan Richardson, Boston Richardson, London Richardson, Cassidy Sedam, Keegan Richardson, Landon Richardson and Elizabeth Richardson.  Preceded in death by two sons, Gary Lee Pace, and Floyd Taylor Pace, Jr, one brother, Raymond Watts, one sister Dorothy Watts and son-in-law, Bobby Richardson.  Graveside services will be Tuesday, March 8, at the Winchester Cemetery pavilion at 1:00p.m., with Rev. Edwin Davis presiding. Contributions may be made to the Clark County Animal Shelter, 5000 Ironworks Rd, Winchester, KY 40391. 



Lewis E. Hall, 68, of Winchester, husband of Barbara Quisenberry Hall, passed away February 28, 2016.  He was the son of the late Felix B. Hall and Lucille Aldridge Hall, born on August 19, 1947.  He was a United States Vietnam Army veteran, a Kentucky Colonel, retired employee from Sylvania and a member of the First Christian Church.  Other than his wife of 35 years, Barbara Hall, he is survived by a daughter, Laura Ann Hall of Lexington, sister-in-law, Sarah Quisenberry Hyden of Lexington, brother-in-law, Allen Quisenberry (Billy Jean Wallace) and cousin Mary Frances Amster, nieces Lainie Sidebottom (Jeff), Raven Neu-Singleton (Brian) of Lexington and Anna Hyden Paulus of Lisle, IL.  He is also survived by a very special friend, Chad Sparks and family, great-nephews, Jack and Spencer Sidebottom. Funeral Services will be Thursday, March 3, at 7pm at the First Christian Church, 24 E. Hickman St, with Pastor Donna Carol Burton presiding.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4pm until the hour of service at the church.  Serving as pallbearers will be Chad Sparks, Chase Sparks, Jeff Lanter, Clay Wills, Rollin Puckett, Jerry Riddell, Spencer Sidebottom, Jack Sidebottom and John Stotts.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery at a later date.  Contributions may be made to First Christian Church or Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Dr., Winchester, KY 40391.  


 
John Francis Nunan, 78, formerly of Winchester, passed away at his home in Lexington, Ky on Friday,
February 26, 2016 surrounded by his devoted family. Son of the late Thomas A. Nunan and Ruth Bushey Nunan, he was born on April 30, 1937 in Winchester, Kentucky.
John was baptized, an alter boy, communicant and member of St Joseph Church and member of the Knights of Columbus in Winchester and after moving to Lexington in 1998 became a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Lexington.
He began serving the community very early as a Cub Scout then Boy Scout ...reaching patrol leader.
He earned the life award just under Eagle Scout, Explorer Scout and then Junior Assistant Scout Master. He was a junior life guard and was very active in camping from age 8-16. He was president of Civic Club in the 8th grade. As a sophomore he was awarded the Sterling Excellence Medal for the highest grades in the entire school. As a junior he was presented with an award by the Shriner's Club for his  athletic and academic achievements.
John started school at St Agatha Academy when classes were held in the “wooden school house” as he referred to it that was once were the Parish gymnasium is located now.  He and other students helped . build the gym.
He was an outstanding basketball player for St Agatha and a top scorer!  After being part of the first graduating class in the new brick building of St. Agatha Academy in 1955,
he attended the University of Kentucky.
From there he enlisted in the Air Force. He was appointed hazardous duty flying status for several
months in Japan during his 4 years of active service. He also served in the Panama Canal and all over the United States.
He then joined Universal CIT Credit Corporation as a collection manager. After only 2 years he was
promoted to district manager, overseeing three branches across the Cincinnati, OH and Tri -State area.
He was the youngest district manager in the county's history (age 31) from 1960-1968.
John was homesick for Winchester and applied and was offered a position at The Winchester Bank Ky as Vice President of installment loans in 1969.
While there he established the first credit card service and obtained commercial and mortgage loans. By 1981 he was Senior Loan Officer, overseeing all loan applications-from installments to mortgage and commercial. He ended his career as Senior Vice President of PNC Bank of Winchester Ky.
During his entire life he devoted himself to helping his community and people of all walks of life.
He was a member of many civic organizations. Among them were Jaycees and Knights of Columbus.
He was President of The Kiwanis Club, Vice President and later President of Clark County
Historical Society, President of Clark County History Society. He was on the steering committee that
got the Clark Co. Heritage Commission started and was a member ( and for a time the treasurer) for
over a decade and Treasurer for the Downtown Revitalization Committee which he helped to originate.
Also, he was President and Chairman of the United Community Fund.
During his 3 year term as President of the Clark County Historical Society, a book was published,
“Survey of Historic Sites in Kentucky Clark County”.
The Historical Society submitted and published by the Heritage Commission.  About 40 members of the club and others in the Commission paid for the book in advance, allowing it to go to press and all 500 copies sold out.
As Treasurer of the Clark County, Winchester Heritage Commission, Nunan raised
$400K for the renovation of “Holly Rood” the historic home of Gov. James Clark.
Funds came from Ky H. Comm. Federal and State, Winchester and corporate gifts along with individual contributions. He co chaired with Jake Bailey on the building reconstruction commitee with the bldg under construction, Nunan got approval from
the Historical Society to move the remains of Gov. Clark, his wife, and two children.  The move was done with reverence & respect with the generous assistance from Scobee Funeral Home. They were moved from behind the football field of Belmont
Middle School, to the front of the mansion. Winchester Kiwanis Club under his direction had a park on school property deeded to the club for 99 years. Another project while his was part of the Historical Society, was the move and reconstruction
of an early period log cabin. It was thought to have belonged to Capt. John Strode.  He had the logs numbered and rebuilt at the College Park. He and Jack Hodgkin shared responsibility for this project. After retirement he continued to serve the
community through his church and as a volunteer and mentor to many people. He also enjoyed his farm and dabbled in horse training and racing.  He was a faithful servant, loving husband, devoted father and the best example of a gentleman of honor and distinction. Mostly he will forever be remembered for his kindness and generosity.
He raised his children with these thoughts:  Your word is your bond.  Always be honest, work hard and be kind.
The two quotes he shared throughout his life were:   “This Too Shall Pass”  (and it always did) and
“We Shall Overcome”  (and he did over and over again)
He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Betty Hayes Humpkey Nunan.  His six children and spouses: Victoria Lee (Rusty), Regina Spencer (John), John F. Nunan, Jr.,  Rebecca Murphy (Mike),  Richard P. Nunan and Michael T. Nunan (Sarah) and mother of his children, Mattie G. Nunan of Winchester.
Nine grandchildren:  Michael Salyers, Patrick Ginter, Catlin Spencer, Tom Spencer, Morgen Murphy, Shannon Murphy, Kathleen Murphy, Reece Nunan, and Addie Nunan.
His brother, Richard E. Nunan; and four sisters, Patty Dalton, Kaki Nagel, Ruth “Boo”Nunan and Peggy  Bonfield and many special nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his oldest  brother Thomas A. Nunan Jr. and infant siblings, Nicholas E Nunan, Mary Alice Nunan and Michael Patrick Nunan.
Visitation will be Friday, March 4,  from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. At The Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main, Winchester.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 5, at St Joseph Catholic Church, Winchester.  Burial will be at the Winchester Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: Holly Rood c/o Pat Bowman, 230 Quisenberry Lane, Winchester, Ky.  40391.



Carlisle Chenault Browning VanMeter, aged 83, widow of George Minister VanMeter, died on February 22, 2016, at her home in Winchester after a long illness. Carla was born on September 11, 1932 in Maysville, the second daughter of the late John Nelson Browning and Carlisle Chenault Browning. She attended Maysville public schools, graduated in 1950 from Margaret Hall School, Versailles, Kentucky, from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, in 1954 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Elementary Education, and received her Teacher’s Certificate from the University of the State of New York. On June 26, 1954, Carla and George were married at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Maysville. Following their wedding, the couple moved to George’s hometown, where they reared four children,George, Tom, Larry and Carlisle.Carla’s oft-stated goal was “to live a gracious and loving life, secure and happy, surrounded by family” and she was a firm believer that “good families don’t just happen, they are hard work!” Carla was a creative and gracious hostess. Few holidays or birthdays passed without a family get together: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas. She loved to throw parties, and Nannie’s Halloween Pumpkin and Christmas parties were an annual delight not only to her children and grandchildren, but also to an extended group of family and friends.Carla was devoted to her church, Emmanuel Episcopal Church which she attended for over sixty years. She served on her parish vestry numerous times, as Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Head of the Grounds Committee, taught Sunday School, served on the Altar Guild, and sang in the choir. Carla was involved with the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, serving on the Standing Committee, Executive Council, St Agnes House board, Diocesan Board of Episcopal Church Women, as the Cathedral Domain Capital Campaign Chairman (the Browning Retreat Center at Cathedral Domain was named for her family), Reading Camp, National Vice President of Daughters of the King, and was a supporter of St Augustine's at University of Kentucky, St.Raphael’s Episcopal Church, and the Church of the Nativity. Carla was a delegate to Diocesan Conventions, and to the Episcopal General Convention. She gave faithful support to each of the Diocese’s bishops, including serving on the Transition Committee for the Rt. Rev. Stacy Sauls. Carla extended the hospitality of a gracious home to the people she served in the Diocese. One could not count the little acts of kindness she quietly did, such as creating birthday cards for diocesan staff and baking sweet treats to share at every Executive Council meeting, or offering up daily prayers for those going to General Convention. Few women loved this Diocese as much as Carla.In addition to her church, Carla was involved in her community and all of Central Kentucky,serving on numerous committees and boards, including the Guerrant Clinic Auxiliary. She was a Founding Board member and Chairperson of the Clark County Community Foundation, board member of the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Carla was instrumental in the formation of the Leeds Center for the Arts in Winchester, serving as a board member, and, yes, even having alead role in "On Golden Pond!"After George's death in 1991, Carla traveled extensively with her dear friend, Betty Snowden.  Their travels took them around the globe, visiting Russia, Norway, England, China, New Zealand, Australia, Israel, Jordan. Her adventurousness compelled her to bungy jump off the• Kawarau Bridge (140 feet!) on the South Island, of New Zealand at age 73, and to take surreptitious pictures while passing over the Israeli-Jordanian border.Carla was generous in spirit and enthusiasm, as well as financially, to many projects and causes in Winchester and central Kentucky, notably the Markey Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky, Chrysalis House, the YMCA of Central Kentucky, St. Agatha Academy, Sayre School,The Lexington School, and the Tom Browning Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Maysville.  Carla was a member of the Fortnightly Club, Little Garden Club, Bowl and Blossom Club, Idle Hour Country Club, National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, and was a University of Kentucky Fellow.Carla is survived by her four children, George Minister VanMeter, Jr., Thomas Field VanMeter,II, Laurance Browning VanMeter, and Carlisle VanMeter Mayer and her husband, Mark de WaelMayer, sixteen grandchildren, George Minister VanMeter, III, Patrick Howard VanMeter and his wife, Whitney Headlee VanMeter, Anne VanMeter Leake and her husband, Douglas Rudolph Leake, Thomas Field VanMeter, III, and his wife, Samantha Dillon VanMeter, Griffin Buckner VanMeter, and his wife, Sarah Wylie Ammerman VanMeter, William Browning VanMeter,George Headley VanMeter, Chenault Browning VanMeter, Laurance Browning VanMeter, Jr.,John Thomas VanMeter, Charles Edward VanMeter, Jennie Elliott VanMeter, William de WaelMayer, Samuel Pearce Mayer, Solomon VanMeter Mayer, and Charlotte Bowman Mayer, and four great-grandchildren, Scout Dillon VanMeter, Callaway Griffin VanMeter, Otis Ammerman VanMeter, and Homer Gano VanMeter. In addition to her parents and husband, Carla was preceded in death by her sister, Laura Browning VanMeter, brothers, John Nelson Browning, Jr.,Thomas Chenault Browning, and daughter-in-law, Lucy Elliott Bryans VanMeter.In addition, the family expresses its great appreciation to all of Carla's caregivers during her illness. Their love, care, compassion, kindness and devotion to Carla were endless.Visitation will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 2410 Lexington Road, Winchester, on Friday, February 26, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. A celebration of Carla’s life will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal on Saturday, February 27, at _10:00 a.m., with burial to follow in the Lexington Cemetery. Carla’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Emmanuel Episcopal Church or to Tom Browning’s Boys’ and Girls’ Club, P.O. Box 206, Maysville, KY 41056 or to the charity of one's choosing.



Herbert Hoover Marcum, 83, of Winchester, husband of Linda Salyer Marcum for 50 years, passed away February 12 in the Hospice Care Unit at the Clark Regional Medical Center after a long illness.  He was the son of Parker Benton and Elizabeth McIntosh Marcum.  He is survived by two sons Patrick (Angela) Marcum of Winchester, and Greg (Valorie) Marcum of Stanton, one brother, Balus McIntosh Marcum of Irvine, three sisters-in-law, Wanda Parton of Venice, CA, Faye Marcum of Lexington and Jeannie Marcum of Irvine, brother-in-law, John Parton of Antioch, TN, step-granddaughter Shamera LeShea Williams and one step-grandson, Jordan Williams of Winchester, several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Silas Parker Marcum, Roy Benton Marcum and Charles Marcum, and one sister Annabelle Muncy.  He was a member of the First Church of God, Colby Road, where he served on various boards and committees and was a Bus Pastor and Children’s camp worker for over 20 years.  He was a charter member of the Harold G. Epperson Marine Corps Detachment and a member of the Boonesboro Lions Club.  He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps having served fourteen months in Korea during the Korean War.  On the 50 anniversary of the Korean War he received the South Korean Presidential Medal of Freedom presented in a ceremony held in Frankfort, KY.  He was retired from the Lexington Bluegrass Army Depot.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 16, at 11am at the First Church of God, Colby Road with Rev. Frank Curtis and Rev. Bush Stevenson presiding.  The family will receive friends on Monday from 5p-8p at the church.  Burial will be in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery with full military honors.  Pallbearers will be David Lunceford, David Perdue, Balus Marcum, Sherman Riddle, Harold Stoneking, Bob Feeback and Steve Palmer.  Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Curtis, Bush Stevenson, Michael Muncy, Bobby Jean Muncy, James Earl Muncy, Tony Marcum, Kevin Friend, Ralph Palmer, Mike Palmer, Bob Cartwright and Don Cartwright.  In care of arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St. 



William “Bill” W. Tye, 84, of Winchester, husband for 29 years to Ann D. McDonald Tye, passed away Wednesday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.  A native of Eminence, KY, he was born June 29, 1931, to the late William Walter Tye and Ola Mae Dowell.  He was a member of the Christian faith, retired operating engineer, avid UK fan, life time University of Kentucky alumni member and a member of the Winchester Country Club. In addition to his wife, he is survived by sisters, Jean Gibbs of Winston Salem, NC, Doris Moseley of Atlanta, GA, children, Lesa (Shahriar) Tye Kasrai of Dallas, TX, William E. (Terri) Tye, Ken (Cheryl) Tye, Keith (Paula) McDonald and Kelley Nisbet all of Winchester, grandchildren, Rose (Eric) Kasrai Sumrall, Kathy Kasrai, Haley Tye, Elizabeth Ann Nisbet, Lee Anne Helmburg, Rachael McDonald, Ali Kasrai (Hope), Joel Helmburg and Pearce Nisbet, and granddog, Bella.  Preceded in death by brother, Hiram Speed Tye, daughter Linda Tye Conway and two brothers-in-law, Bill Gibbs and Tom Moseley.  Funeral services will be Monday, February 15, at 11am at the First Christian Church, 24 E. Hickman St., with Rev. Jerry Johns and Dr. Ed Mesta presiding.  The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4p-7p at the church.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Drive, Winchester, KY or Clark County Animal Shelter, 5000 Ironworks Rd, Winchester, KY 40391.    In care of arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St.


Jerry Lee Willoughby, 66, of Clark County, husband of Marie Willoughby, died peacefully at his home on February 7, 2016.  He was born in Bracken County, KY, on July 31, 1949, to the late Millard David and Alberta Louise Price Willoughby.  He was a dedicated family man, very skilled laborer/tradesman and a United States Army veteran.  He was most proud of his 25 years as a painting contractor, his 5 years as a commercial truck driver and finishing his working years as a certified building maintenance tech and boiler operator.  He was also a very skilled wood worker and craftsman.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Matt Willoughby, daughter, Sarah Willoughby Batiz, two granddaughters, Julie and Katie Willoughby, siblings, David and Cindy Willoughby of Morehead, KY, Danielle Willoughby of Winchester, Sam and Lynn Willoughby of Winchester, Joy and Bill Daughtery of Morgantown, KY, Ted and Jodie Willoughby of Winchester, and many nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be Thursday, February 11, at 2pm at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, with Pastor Richard VanHuss presiding.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from noon until the hour of service at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Boonesboro Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be John McIntosh, Jeff McIntosh, Johnny Batiz, Junior Willoughby, Randy Conner and Glen Coomer.  


Phyllis Ann Fisher, 76, of Winchester, widow of Prater Fisher, passed away Sunday at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  A native of Clark County, she was born May 7, 1939, to the late Lilburn and Stanley Abner Hull.  She was a member of the Christian faith and grandma to all.  She is survived by three sons, William Fisher of Winchester, Robert Fisher of Mt. Sterling, KY, and Russell (Lea Anne) Fisher of Mt. Sterling, KY, one daughter, Diane Fisher of Mt. Sterling, KY, 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.  Preceded in death by five brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be Friday, January 29, at 7pm at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 5p until the hour of service.  Private burial will be in the Fisher-Reed family cemetery.  


Jerry Lynn Reams, 75, of Winchester, passed away Friday, January 22, at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  A native of Madison County, he was born May 29, 1940, to the late Roland and Alfreda Trivett Reams.  He was a United States Army veteran and retired social worker.  He is survived by one brother, Ronnie Eugene Reams of Madison County also several nieces and nephews.  Private services and burial was held at the Clarmont Memorial Gardens.  


Jimmie W. Stacy, 63, of Winchester, husband of Judy Townsend Stacy, passed away Monday at the Clark Regional Medical Center ER. He was a United States Army veteran. Son of the late Wilba Stacy and Pauline Winburn Stacy. Memorial services will be Thursday, January 28, at 1pm at the funeral home. 


Billy Ray Brinegar, 52, of Clark County, husband of Pamela “P.J.” Means Brinegar, passed away Sunday at his home.  A native of Clark County, he was born June 3, 1963, to the late Pleas Brinegar and Marietta Powell Brinegar who survives in Winchester.  He was a general contractor and enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing music and was an avid trap shooter.  Other survivors include children, Shae Means Conley, Amanda (Ben) McFadden, Nathan Barnes, Hayley Barnes, Shane Hasty and Wayne Hasty, grandchildren, Preston Losh, Payton Losh, Christopher Hasty, Benjamin McFadden, Jakob McFadden, Taylor Hasty and Collin Hasty, siblings, Ann Shepard, Gal (Cecil) Gross, Jim (Shelia) Brinegar, Jackie (Vicki) Brinegar and sister-in-law, Sonya Brinegar, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by brother, Earl Brinegar.  Funeral services will be Thursday at 1pm at the Grace Bible Church, 250 North Main Street, by Pastor Lee Cruse.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5p-8p at the church and again on Thursday from noon until the hour of service.  Burial will be at the family Home Place.  Pallbearers will be Robbie Brinegar, Greg Brinegar, Ronald Brinegar, Jr., Tommy Brooks, Brian Rogers, Kenny Segress, Johnny Burgess, and Abe Soto.  Honorary pallbearers will be Steave Adams, Ray Rush, Rick Mink, Bryan Thomas, Ben McFadden, Donald Means, Jeff Adams, Johnny Jackson, Dr. Bradburn, Dr. Metcalf, Jim Raybon, Marty Raybon, Brandon Goldie and David Gross.  Contributions may be made to Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Drive, Winchester, KY 40391. 


Marshall Allen Corum, 52, of Michigan, formerly of Winchester, passed away December 29 in Michigan.  He was born October 1, 1963 in Winchester to Karsten Weaver Sanders of Brunswick, GA, and the late Claude Marshall Corum.  He was a jeweler for numerous years.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by fiancé, Catherine Dey of Michigan, step-mother, Wilma Crowe Corum of Winchester, children, Stacy and Matthew Corum of Melbourne, FL, brothers and sisters, Kevin Gray, Charles (Melissa) Corum of Versailles, Jeffrey (Lisa) Corum of Winchester, Angela Armstrong and Drew Sanders of Georgia, 5 grandchildren of Melbourne, FL, and numerous nieces and nephews.  A celebration of life will take place Saturday, January 9, at 1pm at the Church at Athens, 6991 Athens Boonesboro Road, Lexington with Rev. Bill Ransford presiding.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12pm until the hour of services.  Burial will follow in the Athens Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, Winchester, KY 40391. 

Reynolds Allen Green, 74, of Winchester, husband of Lola M. Holder Green, passed away Monday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.  A native of Nicholas County, KY, he was born December 8, 1941, to the late Lee and Lucille Green.  He was retired from the United States Army and the VA Hospital after 18 years.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Michael and Steve Green, step-sons, Larry Holder and Eddie Brookshire and seven grandchildren.  Funeral services will be Thursday, January 7, at 2pm at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., with Bro. Billy Keller presiding.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from noon until the hour of service at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Clarmont Memorial Gardens.  Serving as pallbearers will be Steve Green, Michael Green, Larry Holder, Eddie Brookshire, Jerry Holder and John Robert Holder.  


Joyce Ann Hunt Roark, 79, of Winchester, wife of Lowell D. Roark since June 1984, passed away Monday at The Willows at Hamburg after battling with pancreatic cancer since January 2015.  She was born July 11, 1936 in the rural community of Greenmount in Laurel County, the daughter of the late James Hunt and Marie Bowling Hunt.  She graduated from Hazel Green High School in 1954 and Sue Bennett Junior College in 1956.  She was a church secretary at First Baptist Church of London from 1956-1958.  She then attended Georgetown College, graduating in 1960 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Education. Joyce then returned to Laurel County and taught at her home high school, Hazel Green from 1960-1964.  She then moved to Williamsburg, KY, where she served as secretary to the president of the Cumberland College, Dr. J.M. Boswell.  From there she attended the University of Kentucky, graduating with a Master’s degree in Educational Guidance Counseling.  Joyce’s journey then took her to employment in Fayette County Schools where she spent 20 years as a guidance counselor at Bryan Station Senior High in Lexington.  After retirement in 1993, Joyce spent several years doing volunteer work at Meals on Wheels and Hospice.  Joyce married Lowell after planning a trip with Trinity Baptist Church to the Holy Land and Mediterranean Cruise, so this became their honeymoon.  They enjoyed many trips and travels together over the next 30 years.  Funeral services will be Friday, January 8, at 12pm at the First Baptist Church, 32 E. Lexington Ave, with Rev. Rick Landon presiding.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 10am until the hour of service at the church.  Burial will be in the A.R. Dyche Memorial Park in London, with graveside services at 3pm on Friday at the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Scott Franklin, David Thomas, John Pumphrey, Clint Walker and Juanita Chrisitan. Contributions may be made to Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Drive, Winchester, KY 40391.  


Lacy B. Green, 82, of Winchester, widower of Rhoda Hackworth Green, passed away Sunday at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  A native of Garrett County, KY, he was born February 18, 1933, to the late Hager and Maude Green.  He was a retired painter and member of the Pentecostal Faith.  Survivors include daughter, Patty Turner of Stamping Ground, step-son, Rick Coffman of Lawrenceburg, step-daughter, Vicky Stanfield of Winchester, and one brother, Walter Green of Lexington.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 6, at 3pm at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, with Rev. Janice Claypoole presiding.  The family will receive friends from 2pm until the hour of service on Wednesday.  Burial will be in the Boonesboro Cemetery. 


Wilma J. Ballard, 80, of Winchester, wife for 62 years to Joe Ballard, passed away Saturday at the Northpoint Lexington Healthcare Center.  A native of Clark County, she was born April 6, 1935, to the late Otis and Thelma Angel Winburn.  Wilma was a former real estate broker and auctioneer for JO Briggs Real Estate and KY Land Auction Co., she was active in the Lioness Club, AARP and member of the Calvary Christian Church.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by son, Joe D. Ballard, daughter and son-in-law, Tina Ballard (John) Petot, brother, David Winburn, nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be Thursday, December 31, at 11am at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, with Gordon Smith and Vernon Moore presiding.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5p-7p at the funeral home and again on Thursday from 10am until the hour of service.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Mink, Joe Eggen, Jack Ross and Calvin Craven.  Contributions may be made to Calvary Christian Church, 15 Redwing Dr., Winchester, KY 40391.


Ethel G. Sheely, 97, of Winchester, widow of Ross M. Sheely, passed away Tuesday at the St. Joseph Hospital.  A native of Pittsburg, PA, she was born April 6, 1918, to the late Paul Webb and Elizabeth Ridgeway. Ethel was a homemaker and member of the Forest Grove Christian Church. She is survived by three children, Nancy Sheely Cobb, Ronald Sheely and Donald Sheely, six grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild who were blessed to know her.  Private services will take place at a later date.  In care of arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St. 


Rev. James T. Harris, 79, of Winchester, husband of Angie Johnson Harris, passed away Wednesday at his home from mesothelioma cancer.  A native of Portsmouth, OH, he was born February 8, 1936, to the late KC and Cobia Ellen McNeal Harris.  James was a graduate of the Marshall University in Huntington, WV, with a major in Industrial Management and a minor in Economics.  He was the Pastor at the Shepherd’s Church in Winchester for the past 14 years.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Marilyn Phillips, Jane Mabry, Duane Harris, David Harris, Rachel Swartz, Carol Ann Harris of Winchester and Kacy Harris, brother, David Harris, sisters, Syrilda Conley and Susie May, 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  Preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his eldest children, Carol Maggard, one son, Stephen Harris and two brothers, Joe Harris and Waymond Harris.  Funeral services will be Saturday at 2pm at the Three Mile Christian Baptist Church, Route 1, 123 K C Harris Road Greenup, KY, with Rev. Mark Baer and Rev. Acy Gibson presiding. Visitation will be Friday, December 18, from 6p-8p at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., and again at the church on Saturday from noon until the hour of service.  Burial will be in the Plum Grove Cemetery.


James Fehr, 84, of Winchester, husband of Joyce Fehr, passed away Wednesday. Visitation will be Saturday, December 12th, from 10am until 11am at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Services will be at 11am at the church. Graveside services and burial will be Monday at 1:30pm at the Camp Nelson National Cemetery.


Linda Sue Harp Crowe, 69, of Winchester, wife of Stanley Clay Crowe, passed away Sunday at her home.  She was born in Fayette County on March 8, 1946, to the late Virgil and Betty McCoy Harp.  She was retired from the Winchester Centre for Health and Rehab after 22 years of service.  Linda was a Kentucky Colonel, which was awarded to her for her participation in organizing and establishing two non-profit organizations.  She was a member of the Baptist faith and was well known for her outgoing personality and zeal for life.  She loved being with her family and friends, her lifetime goal was to always try to make a difference in someone’s life and that was a goal that was truly achieved.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Linda Sue Hall of Winchester, three sons, Thomas Wilson Gill of Winchester, Virgil Henderson (Rachelle) Gill of Lexington and Ernest Lee (Kathy) Phillips of Winchester, 10 grandchildren; Andrew Gill of Richmond, Emily Moore of Winchester, Logan Gill of Lexington, Alisha and Jessica Hall of Winchester, Zach, Taylor, Max, Alex and Kelsey Phillips of Winchester, three great-grandchildren, Khalea and Kruz Moore of Winchester and Anderson Gill of Richmond, sister, Judy D. Lewis of London.  As well as being preceded in death by her parents, she was preceded in death by a loving son, John Thomas Phillips and sister, Janice Harp Williams.  Graveside services will be Wednesday, December 9, at 1:00p.m. at the Lexington Cemetery with Bro. Gary Ward presiding.  In care of arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St. 


Patricia Brooks Stephens, 60, of Madison County, wife of Darrell Stephens, passed away Friday, November 20, at the UK Chandler Medical Center.  A native of Clark County, she was born September 28, 1955, to the late Thomas C. and Jamaica Wattenberger Brooks.  She was a graduate of Midway College and was a retired medical assistant and private in-home caregiver.  Patricia had a heart for helping others and was a dedicated wife and mother for 37 years.  “Aunt Pat” was known by many and she made a difference in so many lives; she will be truly missed.  She loved her family and her dogs, who were her babies and not just pets, a trait she passed along to her children.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Jenny Lou and Randy Smith, son, Charles Stephens, brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Beth Brooks, sisters-in-law, Stephanie (Mike) Gray, Betty Brooks and Pam Stephens, nieces, Janice (Dan) Eldridge, Amy (David) Eads, April Henderson and Rachel Stephens, nephews, Carson (Tammy) Brooks, Chuck (Heather) Brooks, Joseph Black, Keith (Hope) Brooks, Jacob Stephens, Travis (Brittany) Gray and Trevor Gray, several great-nieces and nephews, cousins and a host of friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Linda and Dona Brooks, two brothers Keith and John C. Brooks, mother and father-in-law, Frank and Lorraine Stephens and her brother-in-law, James Stephens.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 24, at 2:00 p.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11am until the hour of service.  


Orville Dale Winkler, 57, of Winchester, husband of Sandra Keller Winkler, passed away Thursday at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  A native of Cincinnati, OH, he was born August 7, 1958, to the late James Winkler and Dealthia Marler Haggard who survives in Winchester.  He attended Trinity Church of God and was a land care farmer.  In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by one daughter, Tiffany Winkler of Winchester, five brothers and three sisters; preceded in death by two brothers.  A gathering of friends will be Saturday, November 21, from 2pm-4pm at the Trinity Church of God, 285 Winn Avenue, with Bro. Bill Keller presiding.  In care of arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St. 


Margaret Baker, 79, of Winchester, widow of Oida Jay Baker, Sr., left us peacefully on Thursday, November 5th, at Fountain Circle.  A native of Winchester, she was born June 4, 1936, to the late W.E. Robinson and Annie Brown Robinson.  She took great pride in her church and being a Crossing Guard for the Winchester Police Department.  Her interests included being with family, gardening, sewing and always enjoying time with Peaches, the family dog.  She was an active member of the Winchester Freewill Baptist Church and former supervisor of Winchester Clothing.  Margaret was truly blessed; she leaves to cherish her memory three sons and daughters-in-law, Oida Jay (Mae) Baker, Jr., of Winchester, Bryan Baker of Richmond, and Michael (Bobbi) Baker of Winchester, sister Gwendella “Petie” Pasley of Lexington, 8 granchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 12 nieces and nephews, along with many other family and friends.  In addition to her loving husband and parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Catherine Hall and brother, Bud Robinson.  Funeral services will be Monday, November 9, at 1:00 p.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., with Rev. Stan Alger presiding.  The family will receive friends on Monday from 11am until the hour of service.  Pallbearers will be Capt. Howard R. Frick, Earl Thomas Hall, Vernon Hall, Steven Hall, Kenneth Withrow and Gary Withrow.  Honorary pallbearers are the Winchester Police Department.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery. 


James “Rod” Rodney White, 62, of Salvisa, husband of Marlene Watkins White, passed away Tuesday at the Markey Cancer Center.  A native of Fayette County, he was born January 17, 1953, to James “Jack” R. White and the late Ruby L. Scott White.  He was a United States Army veteran, attended David’s Fork Baptist Church and was a transportation driver for Stericycle.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Tiffany (Chad) Holbrook of Whitesburg, KY, four sisters, Brenda (David) Hillard, Patricia Bradley, Saundra Hamann and Eugenia (Jerry) Hukle, four grandchildren, Jacob, Dustin, Damen and Caden and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.  Funeral services will be Friday, November 6, at 12pm at the David’s Fork Baptist Church, with Rev. Mickey Hyder presiding.  The family will receive friends from 10am until the hour of service.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Jacob Holbrook, Dustin Holbrook, James Carroll White, Don White, Bobby Joe White and Jon Tuttle.  Honorary pallbearers will be Caden and Damen Holbrook and Rod’s nephews.  Contributions may be made to David’s Fork Baptist Church missionary fund, 3245 N. Cleveland Road, Lexington, KY 40516.  


Margaret “Peggy” Evans Greenwald, 93, of Winchester, widow of Lester C. Greenwald after 72 years of marriage, passed away Saturday at Brookdale Richmond Place in Lexington.  A native of Clearfield, PA, she was born July 31, 1922, to the late David S. and Gertrude Welch Evans.  She was an accountant with the Winchester Clark County Literacy Council, graduate of DePaul University, member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kentucky Colonel, member of the Chamber of Commerce, executive director of the Winchester Clark County Literacy Council and a Eucharistic Minister.  She is survived by two daughters, Jane M. Gulino and Patricia M. Van Vooren, son Thomas E. Greenwald, and two grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Katherine G. Brown.  Mass will take place Saturday, November 7, at 10am at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Frank Brawner presiding.  Entombment will be in the Winchester Cemetery Mausoleum Crypt.  Contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 248 S. Main St, Winchester, KY 40391. 


Harlan K. Richardson II, 88, of Winchester, loving husband for 45 years to Betty Cockrell Richardson, passed away Tuesday at the Clark Regional Medical Center after a long battle with cancer.  A native of Nancy, KY, he was born April 1, 1927, to the late Harlan and Effie Richardson.  He was a United States Navy WWII veteran and served in the South Pacific, he was a member of the American Legion, Grace Baptist Church, he worked for the Los Angeles Times Mirror newspaper and later in his career he worked and retired from the Government Printing office and Library of Congress as a Linotype operator/proofreader; Harlan was also an avid Nascar fan and loved all forms of auto racing.  He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend; in addition to his wife, he is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Harlan Kevin (Christie) Richardson, three sisters, Rebecca Sears of Eubank, KY, Kathleen “Kitty” Ogborn of Hudson, NC and Evelyn Hudson of Winchester, three granddaughters, Isabella, Brianna and Harley, also several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be Friday, October 30, at 1pm at the Grace Baptist Church, 5990 Lexington Road, Winchester, with Rev. Pat Finley presiding.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 11am until the hour of service.  Burial will be in the Clarmont Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Stewart Flynn, Scott Brinegar, Kevin Spurlock, Terry Keith, Rickey Ogborn and Harlan Kevin Richardson.  Honorary pallbearers are Carl McGlothin and Tommy Cockrell.  In care of arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St. 


Roy L. Drake, Sr., 82, of Winchester, husband for 63 years to Nancy Stevens Drake, passed away Monday at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  A native of Woodford County, KY, he was born October 22, 1933, to the late Alex and Edith Webster Drake.  He retired after 32 years from the Trane Company, he was an active member of the Landmark Baptist Church as an usher and with the men’s bible study group. In addition to his wife, he is survived by sister, Anna Ruth Becknell, son and daughter-in-law, Roy (Vickie) Drake, Jr., daughters and sons-in-law, Judi (Alan) Sutherland and Robin (Phillip) Fraley, grandsons, Chess (Sarah) Rucker and Sean (Mary) Brown, granddaughters, Amy (Tracy) Hatton and Lindsay (Seth) Thomas, great-grandsons, Kody Hatton, Waylan Hatton and Austin Thomas, great-granddaughters, Mollie Rucker, Lily Rucker and Stella Brown.  Funeral services will be Thursday, October 29, at 11:00am at the Landmark Baptist Church, with Brother Jimmy Muncie presiding.  The family will receive friends from 9am until the hour of services at the church.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to the Landmark Baptist Church mission fund, 1175 Ironworks Rd, Winchester, KY 40391.


Doreen Joyce Woodward, 86, of Winchester, widow of Ronald Francis Woodward, passed away Friday at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  A native of Essex, Ontario Canada, she was born February 16, 1929, to the late William and Beulah Jackson Benton.  She was the President of the Winchester Clark County Humane Society for 25 years, member of the Winchester Clark County Human Rights Commission, she was the talk show host for “Around the Town” WWKY radio station for several years, and member of the Episcopal and Anglican Church.  Doreen was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda (Virgil) Woodward Rogers, grandchildren, Chris Woodward, Greg (Crystal) Woodward, Kathleen (Adam) Bennett, Felicia Rogers and William Rogers, great-grandchildren, Hunter Rogers, Morgan Bennett, Fischer Bennett, Wyatt Childress, Ethan Woodward, Dylan Woodward and Zakary Woodward, daughter-in-law, Sheila Woodward, also longtime friends, Kathleen Linville and Jerry Linville.  She was preceded in death by three children, Gregory Woodward, Ronald Scott Woodward and Angela Woodward.  Memorial services will be Tuesday, October 27, at 2pm at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., the family will receive friends on Tuesday one hour prior to services.  Contributions may be made to the Clark County Animal Shelter, 5000 Ironworks Road, Winchester, KY 40391.

Tolbert G. Taylor, 91, of Fayette County, husband for 64 years to Geneva Coffey Taylor, father of Rolan G. Taylor and the late Margaret Lynn Taylor Losh, passed away Tuesday, October 20, at 1:20p.m. at the St. Joseph Hospital ER. A native of Madison County, he was born April 6, 1924, to the late Moss Gibson Taylor and Louiza Howard Taylor.  Tolbert was a United States Army veteran of WWII, the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge.  U.S. Representative Ben Chandler presented Tolbert with his Bronze Star for valor in World War II, along with the Combat Infantry Badge, medals for good conduct and honorable service, the Army of Occupational medal and several others.  After the war, Tolbert re-enlisted and stayed in the Army for more than 30 years, retiring as a Master Sergeant in the 1970’s. He was a member of the Doolittle Raiders and Fayette Chapel United Baptist Church.   He retired from the federal government after 38 years of service and also retired from Lexington Fayette County government after 20 years of service.  In addition to his wife and son, he is survived by two grandsons and their wives, Jamie (Lisa) Losh and Jason (Dee) Losh, great-grandchildren, Preston Losh, Jordan Cantor, Payton Losh, Lillian Losh and Kaylee Losh, brothers, Wadis Taylor, Coleman Taylor, Dickie Taylor, Lonnie Taylor and Doug Taylor, sister Mallie Frances Wilcox and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Along with his daughter, he was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother, Allene Taylor Garrett, Helen Maxine Walters and Hollis Moore Taylor.  Funeral services will be Monday, October 26, at 11:00am, at the Fayette Chapel United Baptist Church, 150 Skyview Drive, Paris, KY, with Bro. C.J. Murray, Bro. Dewey MacMullins and Bro. Dickie Taylor presiding.  The family will receive friends on Sunday from 3p-7p at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., Winchester, KY and again on Monday from 10am until the hour of service at the church.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Ramey Taylor, Jamie Losh, Jason Losh, Preston Losh, Payton Losh, Lillian Losh and Jordan Cantor.  Honorary pallbearers will be Sue Neal, Mark Craycraft, Mary Craycraft, Nona and Lee Sparks, John and Lori Howard, John E. Miller, Robert Griffin and Joyce Griffin.  

Raymond C. Bush, 96, of Winchester, husband of Jean Bush, passed away Monday, October 19, 2015 at the VA Hospital in Lexington.  A native of Stanton, KY, he was born October 23, 1918, to the late John and Cordelia Bush.  He was a United States Army veteran during WWII.  Other survivors include one sister, Hoyt Bellamy, four nieces, Jerlene Rose, Diana Caudill, Patty Strange, Joyce Griffith, and one nephew, John Bellamy, seven step-children, Christine Combs, Joyce Baber, Betty Hartgrove, Bonnie Hummel, Peggy Gabbard, Lewis Tipton and Steve Tipton, also 16 step-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be Thursday, October 22, at 1:00p.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., with Rev. Jesse Kline presiding.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11am until the hour of services.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Will Turner, Robert Hummel, Anthony Hummel, Barry Baber, Jeff Hartgrove, Mike Hartgrove, Derek Combs, Chad Tipton and Kyle Miller.  Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Gabbard, David Combs, Charlie Compton, Bill Hummel, Lewis Tipton and Steve Tipton.  



Elizabeth “Liz” Ann Hardy Ashcraft, 78, of Winchester, widow of Elvie Lee Ashcraft, passed away Monday at the UK Medical Center.  A native of Clark County, she was born July 9, 1937, to the late George Edgar Hardy and Elizabeth Josephine Tucker.  Liz was a member of the Forest Grove Christian Church, First Settlers Homemakers, A.A.R.P, Generation Center Advisory Council, former City Commissioner and volunteer at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  She loved raising her two wonderful sons, watching the Cincinnati Reds play ball, and watching Nascar racing with the love of her life, Lee.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James Allen (Alice) Ashcraft of Lexington, daughter-in-law, Mrs. Michael L. (Linda) Ashcraft of Camargo, brother and sister-in-law, Edgar Ray “Pete” (Bonnie) Hardy of Clark County, grandchildren, Christina Michelle Ashcraft, Benjamin Drew Ashcraft, Lauren Nicole Ashcraft, Amanda Ashcraft, Stephanie Whitt, Robin Turner and Sherry Caldwell, along with several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by one son, Michael Leroy Ashcraft and brother, Billy Hardy.  A celebration of life will be Friday, October 23, at 11:00 a.m. at the Forest Grove Christian Church with Rev. Tom Blackburn and Gary Adams presiding.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5p-8p at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Larry Ray Hardy, Bradley Hardy, Landon Ray Hardy, Steven Hardy, Drew Ashcraft and Wesley Ashcraft.  Honorary pallbearers are her great-grandchildren and the Generation Center Advisory Council.  Contributions may be made to the Generation Center, 32 Meadow St., Winchester, KY 40391.  


William Nelson Curry, 84, of Clark County, husband of Elsie Marie Isaacs Curry, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2015 at his home.  He was born to the late Dr. Everett E. and Nancy Beall Williams Curry.  He was a 1949 graduate of Clark County High School and a 1954 graduate of the University of Kentucky.  Following graduation, Curry served in the US Army from 1954-1965 and was honorably discharged at the rank of Captain.  Following military service, Curry returned to the family farm.  He was an eighth generation Kentucky farmer. 
Curry was a member of the Clark County Fair Board from 1966-1992 and was involved in the acquisition of the current fairgrounds in 1967.  Curry, along with this wife of 62 years, were inducted into the Clark County Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2007.  Curry was a member of the Kentucky Polled Hereford Association and served as President in 1985.  He was a Clark County Magistrate from 1970-1974 and a member of the Board of Directors of Clark Energy from 1973-2000.  Curry was a deacon and elder at Bethlehem Christian Church. 
Along with his wife, Elsie Marie, survivors include two sons, William Nelson Curry II (Elizabeth) of Winchester and Everett D. Curry (Vicki) of Clark County; brother-in-law, Leslie D. Isaacs (Patti) of Lexington; five grandchildren, Erin Curry Roach (David) of Nashville; Serena Curry Gilkison (Brennan), Clark County, Walter Nelson Curry, Paducah; Everett E. Curry (Emily), Clark County and Willa Maria Curry of Lexington, step-granddaughter, Elizabeth Wilson Brock, along with nine great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be Saturday, October 24, at 11:00a.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., with Rev. Mark Myers and Dr. David Roach presiding.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 5p-7p at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery. 
Pallbearers will be Walter Nelson Curry, Everett E. Curry, Brennan Gilkison, Alvin Pasley III, Tommy Pasley, Lee Kidd, Earl Allen Pasley, Philip Myers, William Shearer and O.H. Caudill.  Honorary pallbearers are Mae and Glenn Gilkison, Martha Boyd, Charles E. Boyd II, Mary Hal and Joe Davis, Sheila and Joe Brown McCord, Robert Rose, Dan Yates, Overt Carroll, John Henry Ramsey, John Hart Delaney, Lindsay Pasley, Mary Pasley, Gerald Embs  Frank Means and elders and deacons of Bethlehem Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Bethlehem Christian Church, c/o Everett E. Curry, 758 Judy Road, Winchester, KY 40391 or Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Drive, Winchester, KY 40391.  


Henry Snowden Rice, 90, of Clark County, widower of Opal Lillian Stanfield Rice, passed away Saturday, October 17, at the home of his daughter.  A native of Clark County, Henry was born on June 13, 1925, the eldest son of the late William Nelson Rice and Fannie Jones Rice.  He was an American Veteran serving 17 years in the armed forces overseas during World War II and the Korean War, and the Air Force where he was stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas.  Upon leaving the military, Henry taught Vocational Auto Mechanics in Fayette County, later retiring in 1990 from the Clark County Vocational School.  Survivors include two daughters and three sons-in-law, Dana (James) McCall, Melanie (Charles) Combs and Roy Burgher, five grandchildren, Amber McCall, Emily (Doug) Hook, Carrie (Casey) Cox, Kaycee (Gary) Ballard, and Kelly Combs, one great-grandchild, Chandlyr Combs, a special little friend, Scarlett Moore, one sister and two brothers, Mae (Clifton) Barnett, Richard Rice and William Rice.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, Rebecca Burgher.  There will be no visitation.  Private services for immediate family will be held.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in memory of Henry be made to Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Drive, Winchester, KY 40391.


Megan Elizabeth Brewer, 30, of Winchester, daughter of Kathy (Phil Giles) Pennington and Ricky Lee Brewer, passed away Saturday at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  A native of Clark County, she was born June 18, 1985.  Other survivors include two brothers and one sister, Kris (Jennifer) Turley, Kara Turley and Zach (Kayla) Brewer, four nephews, Dylan Fields, Keaton Pasley, Cameron Turley and Peyton Brewer, also several aunts, uncles, and cousins; Randy (Teresa) Brewer, Jimmy (Diane) Brewer, Barbara Brewer, Tim (Angela) Pennington and John Pennington.  She was preceded in death by Tony Pennington and Vicki Smith. 
Funeral services will be Thursday, September 8, at 11:00 a.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., with Rev. Carl Banks presiding. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 7, from 5p-7p at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Clarmont Memorial Gardens. 


Ann M. Golinski, 74, of Clark County, wife of Joseph T. “Joe” Golinski, passed away Friday at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  A native of Trenton, New Jersey, she was born February 25, 1941, to the late Paul and Jennie Scoscia Brunori.  She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, graduate of the St. Francis Nursing School in Trenton, NJ, and was a retired Registered Nurse.  In addition to her husband she is survived by one son, Joseph Golinski, one daughter, Lisa Payne both of Clark County, sister, Paulette (John) Gaffney of Robinsville, NJ, one grandson, Joshua Payne of Clark County, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, October 6, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Frank Brawner presiding.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.  Contributions may be made to the St. Agatha Academy, 244 S. Main St., Winchester, KY 40391.  In care of arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St.


Kenneth Samuel Swords, 78, of Lexington, husband of Vivian Taylor Swords, passed away Sunday at his home.  He was born October 23, 1936 in Ecru, Mississippi.  He was a United States Navy veteran and retired construction worker for The Allen Co.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Neal (Beth) Swords, Keith Swords, Phillip (Sharon) Bowman and Lisa (Ralph) Gayheart, grandchildren, Kimberly Bowman, Kelly Fogle, Shawn Fogle, Nicholas Bowman, Andrew Gayheart, Haleigh Gayheart and Ashley Swords, and one great-grandchild, Kirstin. Private family services were held at the Camp Nelson National Cemetery.  


Leroy “Buck” Dobson, 78, of Clark County, husband for 56 years to Wanda Jo Dobson, passed away Saturday at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Lexington.  A native of Perry County, KY, he was born October 9, 1936, to the late Bill and Clare Thacker Dobson.  He was a United States Marine Veteran, member of the First Baptist Church and retired Coal Miner.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, L. Dale (Mary) Dobson of Tipp City, OH, and Norvin (JoAnn) Dobson of West Virginia.  He was preceded in death by a son, Edward Dale Dobson and sister Katherine Combs.  Memorial services will be Wednesday, September 30, at 1pm at the First Baptist Church, 32 E. Lexington Ave., Winchester, with Dr. John Owen presiding.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11am until the hour of service at the church.  Burial will be at 3pm Wednesday in the Rest Haven Memory Gardens Cemetery, Hwy 7, Jeff, Perry County, KY. 


Lowell H. “Larry” Layton, of Winchester, husband of Patricia “Trish” Layton, passed away Saturday at his home.  He was born August 25, in Poinsett, Arkansas.  He was a retired Machinist and a United States Marine veteran.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Tim Layton (Kristie Niece), Angie (Jonathan) Layton Osborne, and Gwendolyn (Will) Layton Parker, grandchildren, Katie Ballard, Olivia Layton, Aiden Parker, Bronson Parker, Natalyn Osborne and Lylah Osborne.  Private services were held.  Contributions may be made to Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Drive, Winchester, KY 40391.  


Lella Bell Berry, 83, of Clark County, widow of Morris D. Berry, passed away Monday at her home.  A native of Clay City, she was born February 22, 1932, to the late Bryan and Fannie Tipton Snowden.  She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Ricky (Vickie) Berry of Clark County, two brothers, Ernest Snowden of Clark County and Rodney (Mary) Snowden of Irvine, two sisters, Letha Snowden and Ava Nell Barnett of Clay City, and one granddaughter, Valerie Berry of Clark County.  Funeral services will be Thursday, September 17, at 2:00p.m. at the El Bethel United Methodist Church, 5229 Trapp-Goffs Corner Rd Winchester, with Rev. Mike Albertson and Bro. James Skidmore presiding.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 12p until the hour of services at the church.  Burial will be in the Dawson-Miller family cemetery.  In care of arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St.


William Perry “Red” Taylor, 88, of Fayette County, widower of Reda DeBoard Taylor, married for 65 years, passed away after a short illness on September 9, 2015.  He was born on January 20, 1927, in Pike County, KY to the late Allen and Vada Daniels Taylor.  He is survived by two children, Sherry Taylor of Crescent Springs, KY and son Richard L. (Pamela) Taylor of Lexington, three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  William was the owner of Taylorson Farm for 38 years.  Before moving to Lexington from Pikeville, he had been co-owner of DRT Coal Co., and other affiliated coal companies.  His heart and love, other than for is wife and family, was the 13 years he spent on the Kentucky State Police. In all conversations, he would regress to stories about his experiences with this agency.  He was also a United States WWII Army veteran.  Funeral services will be held at The Bread of Life Assembly of God church, 1705 Jennifer Rd, Lexington, KY on Monday, September 14, at 12:00p.m., with Pastor David Allen presiding.  Visitation will be on Monday from 10:00am until the hour of services at the church.  Pallbearers will be Lee Taylor, Jeremy Taylor, Taylor Burns, James Taylor, Chase Palmer and Zachary Palmer.  Burial will be in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville, KY. 


Danny Ray Ralston, 60, of Winchester, passed away Friday at his home.  A native of Winchester, he was born October 16, 1954, to the late Charles E. and Mary Thompson Ralston.  He was a former auto body repairman.  He is survived by son, Joshua G. Ralston, brothers, Robert S. (Sylvia) Ralston and Charles E. (Loretta) Ralston, sister, Geraldine (Jay) Wilson, sister-in-law, Sandra Parido, brother-in-law, Charles Thomas, nephews, Edward (Debbie) Thomas, Stuart (Judy) Thomas, Robert Ralston, Joel (Gina) Ralston (Thank you, Joel, for the love and care that you always showed to “Uncle Boo”), nieces, Sherida (James) Jacobs, Dina (Bob) Crowe, Andrea (Carl) Wasson, Christie (Greg) Willoughby, Donna (Bob) Sowell, Michelle (Matt) Bealert, and numerous grand-nephews and nieces.  He was preceded in death by sisters, Patty R. Thomas and Donna R. Ralston.  Graveside services will be Wednesday, September 9, at 2:00pm at the Madison County Memorial Gardens, 210 W. Rice Lane, Richmond, with Rev. Rusty Wright presiding.  Pallbearers will be Edward Thomas, Stuart Thomas, Robert Ralston, Matt Bealert, Jason Ralston, and Daniel Ralston.  Honorary pallbearers are Joel Ralston and James Jacobs.  In care of arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St.


Tonya Smith, 57, of Winchester, passed away Sunday at the University of Louisville hospital.  She was born in Florida on March 11, 1958, to the late Charles Tawney, Jr. and Phyllis Jean Tucker who survives in Clay City.  She is also survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Dawn Smith and Alicia Dawn Smith both of Winchester, four brothers, Charles T. (Pepper) Tawney, III, Christopher Blaine Tawney, Leonard George (Dusty) Coffey, all of Clay City, and Robert Allen Tawney of Hodgenville, KY, one granddaughter, MacKenzie Lee Smith of Winchester, and close friend Nan T. Price of Clark County.  Graveside services will be Wednesday, September 2, at 11am at the Clarmont Memorial Gardens with Rev. Jeff Carter presiding. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10am until the hour of services at the cemetery.


Carlyle Joseph Evenson, 92, of Lexington, widower of his loving wife, Thelma Louise Puckett Evenson, passed away Friday at the St. Joseph East Hospital.  He was a member of the Tates Creek Christian Church and a United States Navy WWII veteran.  Survivors include daughters, Carla Evenson and Karen (Monty) Cooper, grandchildren, Kristen (Brad) Walbridge, Bethany (Nathan) Granitz and Zachary Cooper.  Graveside services will be Tuesday at 1pm at the Winchester Cemetery with Pastor Monty Cooper presiding.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11am until 12:30pm at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., Winchester.  


Kenneth “Kenny” Thompson, 72, of Winchester, passed away Monday at his home.  He was born May 6, 1943, in Lexington, raised in Athens, KY., to Lillian Holladay Black of Nicholasville, and the late Robert Thompson. He was a United States Air Force veteran from 1964-1968, a member of the Calvary Christian Church, he retired from the Bluegrass Army Depot where he worked for 32 years, he was an avid fisherman, jack of all trades, a UK basketball fan with a quick-witted personality who loved his family above all else.   In addition to his mother, he is survived by daughters, Michelle (Garrett) Marshall of West Virginia, Lori (Andrew Irwin) Thompson of Winchester, and Amy (Jason) Moore of Georgia, grandchildren, Alex Clay, Megan Moore, Kaitlin Marshall, Haley Clay, Zoe Moore, Dustin Irwin and Wesley Moore, loving partner, Marla Hubbard, sisters, Sandy (Barry) Welch and Sharon (George) Clough, step-brothers, Jimmy (Mary) Black, Ronnie Black, Johnny Black, step-sister, Glenda (Tommy) Warner, brothers-in-law, Donald (Carol) Moore, Jack (Vickie) Moore, Brad (Sherry) Moore, Jr., sisters-in-law, Patsy (Paul) Gill and Kathy (Danny) Galloway and very large extended family.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Moore Thompson.  Funeral services will be Thursday, August 20, at 11:00a.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., with Rev. Don Burkhead presiding.  The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 19th,  from 5p-8p at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be Garrett Marshall, Jason Moore, Andrew Irwin, Jon Clough, Jerry Brumagen, Brian Welch and Alex Clay.  Contributions may be made to Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Dr., Winchester, KY 40391.


Janice C. Sams, 57, of Winchester, wife of Owen L. Sams, passed away Monday at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  She was born in Clark County, May 7, 1958, to Othal T. Crowe, Sr., and Helen Bradley Crowe.  Janice was a member of the Baptist faith.  Other survivors include one son, Jason L. Sams, daughter, Alison Sams, grandchildren, Hilary Stidham, Monica Stidham and Alexis Ritchie, great-grandchildren, Landen Smith and Khalia Ruiz, brothers, Melvin Crowe, Robert (Dina) Crowe and Othal (Gayle) Crowe, Jr., sisters, Donna (Robert) Fulks, Brenda Warren, Margaret Ann Caywood and Linda (William) Jones, and father-in-law, Prewitt Sams.  Funeral services will be Monday, August 3, at 1:00 p.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., with Pastor Bill Teegarden presiding.   The family will receive friends on Monday from 11 a.m. until the hour of service.  Burial will be in the Clarmont Memorial Gardens. 



Jasmine Nicole Davis, 19, of Winchester, passed away Sunday, July 26, at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  She was born in Clark County on August 24, 1995, to mother, Kim Martin and father, Robert Davis.  She worked as a customer service rep for General Dynamics.  Other survivors include brother, Carlos “Dion” Harris, Jr., grandmother, Janice Martin, Aunts, Tina Clem, Rose Neal, Fannie Mullins, Evelyn Gleen, and Emma Asberry, Uncles, Leo Davis and John Davis, and step-dad, Carlos “Dion” Harris.  She was preceded in death by grandfather, David “Boomer” Martin.   Funeral services will be Friday, July 31, at 12pm at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5p-7p at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be James Bates, Henry Bates, William Mullins, Chris Bates, Russell Davis, and Kevin Davis.  Honorary pallbearers will be Austin Jones, Cody Martin, Brandon Jones, Marcus Ingram, Tevin Ingram, Brandon Ingram and Kim Gay.  

 

Laura B. Futrell, 88, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015, at Meadowview Health and Rehabilitation Center in Louisville, Ky. Mrs. Futrell previously was a long-time resident of Winchester and retiree of AT&T.
Mrs. Futrell was born November 21, 1926 in Calloway County, KY, the daughter of James Conard and Flora Jane Blalock Buchanan. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Melody Kyle Futrell; brother, Bobby Buchanan; and three sisters; Peggy Warren, Mary Smotherman and Hilda Begley.
Mrs. Futrell is survived by her husband of 67 years, Morris E. Futrell, Louisville, Ky.; a son, Keith M. Futrell (Deborah), Grayson, Ga; and two daughters, Morra D. Henriksen of Louisville, Ky. and Lisa M. McGuire (Ron) of Raeford, NC.  She is also survived by three granddaughters; Sarah-Jane Reel (Earl) and Katherine Grindle (Steve) of Eatonton, Ga. and Laurann Slusher of Louisville, Ky.; and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p. m. Wednesday, July, 22 from the chapel of the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St. in Winchester, with Mr. Frank Vermillion officiating. Visitation will precede the service beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday and burial will be at the Winchester Cemetery following the service. 
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions in memory of Laura B. Futrell to the Kentucky Talking Book Library, PO Box 537, Frankfort, Ky, 40602. 



Vince Tyrone Cooper, 43, of Winchester, husband of Debbie Cooper, passed away Friday, July 17, at the St. Joseph Hospital.  A native of Fayette County, he was born June 3, 1972, to Charles H. Cooper, Sr., and Dorothy Clark Cooper of Winchester.  He retired from the Clark County Fire Department after 15 years of service; he was a member of the Corinthian Baptist Church and the Dynamic Keglers Bowling Club.   In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by step-daughter, Whitney (Rob) Lee of Winchester, brothers, Stefan M. Cooper, Sr., of South Carolina, and Charles “Chucky” P. Cooper of South Carolina, sister, Celia M. Cooper of Winchester, nephew, Dr. Stefan M. Cooper, Jr., of Maryland, nieces, Kodie C. Cooper of South Carolina, Aisha R. Cooper of Virginia, Aunts, Mary Bell Higgins of Winchester, Nellie B. Lee of Winchester, Jeanette (Charles) Dillard of Ohio and Margaret Fox of Louisville, Uncle, James (Lena) Hampton of Illinois, several nieces, nephews and cousins, three very special great-nephews, Noah, Bryan and Tylin Israel, other brothers include, Charles H. Cooper, Jr., of North Carolina, Marvin Z. Cooper of Louisville, Michael D. Cooper of Michigan, and Marcus R. Cooper of Winchester, and sister, Angel Brown of Louisville.  He was preceded in death by sister, Lillie Mullins, special uncle, John Higgins, and grandparents, Jack and Celia Clark.  Funeral services will be Friday, July 24 at 1pm at the Calvary Christian Church, 15 Redwing Dr., Winchester, with Bro. Ben Smith, Rev. Samuel Peebles, Rev. Childs and Rev. Reggie Davis presiding.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5p-8p at the church and again on Friday from 12pm until the hour of service.  Burial will be in the Clarmont Memorial Gardens.  Serving as pallbearers will be Demetrious Morton, Jamie Summers, Luther Williams, Deris Hill, Terry Gorman, Jacques Campbell, Mike Richardson and Henry Walker.  Honorary pallbearers will be The Clark County Fire Department, Winchester Fire EMS and fellow bowlers and members of the Dynamic Keglers Bowling Club. 



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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