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Obit Feb 2016

 

Betty “Mamaw Bryant” Bryant, age 91, passed away Tuesday February 23, 2016 at the Signature Health Care of McCreary in Pine Knot. Funeral service will be Sunday February 28, 2016 at 11:00am in the chapel of the Pine Knot Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Higginbotham Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6:00pm until 9:00pm at the funeral home.

Pine Knot Funeral Home is assisting the family of Betty “Mamaw Bryant” Bryant with her funeral arrangements.

Kelvin DaughertyKelvin Lee Daugherty age 58 years, 7 months, and 28 days of Burnside, Kentucky, formerly of McCreary County, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the Pioneer Community Hospital in Oneida, Tennessee.

Funeral services were held Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home with Bro. Donnie Brake and Bro. Daniel Trammell officiating. A private burial was held on Friday at the Daugherty Family Cemetery.

He was born June 19, 1957 in Strunk, Kentucky. Kelvin enjoyed reading westerns, tinkering with mechanic work, and carpentry work.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Hobert Daugherty, Martha Daugherty Taylor,  and Norman Taylor; a sister, Jenny Emmaline Daugherty; and a sister-in-law, Donna Daugherty.

Survivors include his daughter, Kristy Marie Daugherty of Oneida, Tennessee; grandchildren, John Keeton, Abigail Keeton, and Liam Overton; brothers, James Edgar Daugherty of Strunk, Kentucky, Larry Wayne Daugherty and wife, Annie, of Bronston, Kentucky, and Danny Hobert Daugherty and wife, Chrystal, of Somerset, Kentucky; sisters, Mary Elloria Murphy of Strunk, Kentucky, Barbara Slavey and husband, Wayne, also of Strunk, Kentucky, Betsy Lorraine Brake and husband, Gerald, of Burnside, Kentucky, and Rinda Marie “Sissy” Daugherty, also of Burnside, Kentucky.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.strunkfuneralhome.net

Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home served the family of Mr. Kelvin Daugherty.

Henry Hank GodseyHenry “Hank” Lawrence Godsey age 90 years, 8 months, and 9 days of Burnside, Kentucky, formerly of Stearns, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Baptist Health of Corbin.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Staley officiating. Burial followed in the Stearns Cemetery.

He was born June 11, 1925 in Stearns, Kentucky to Corneilius Godsey and Mandy Bell (Maxwell) Godsey.  Hank was of the Baptist faith, attending the Tateville Baptist Church. He retired as an Aircraft Mechanic for GE. Hank was a Veteran of the United States Army having served in both WWII and the Korean War. In his early years, Hank had worked as an entertainer. He was a songwriter and has recordings in the country music hall of fame on the Rich-R-Tone label. Hank also enjoyed woodworking, crossword puzzles, flowers and gardening, watching TV, and spending time with family, especially the children.

Preceding him in death are his parents; his first wife, Norma (Perry) Godsey and second wife, Wilma (Henry) Godsey; brothers, James “Jimmy” Godsey, Clarence Godsey, and Cline Godsey; and sisters, Bertha Jones, Sadie Stearns, and Stella Gibson.

Survivors include a son, Jeremy Godsey of Ellijay, Georgia; step-children, Sharon Blevins and husband, Carl, of Whitley City, Kentucky and Charles Williams and wife, Lana, also of Whitley City, Kentucky; a brother, Arnold Godsey of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; and a sister, Ann Burke of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.strunkfuneralhome.net

Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home served the family of Mr. Hank Godsey.

56c62835e3c99Dora Ann Hayes, age 57, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at the Pioneer Community Hospital in Oneida, Tennessee.

Dora was born on February 28, 1958, in Ohio, the daughter of Kenneth and Dorothy Lockmiller.  She is preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Lockmiller and her son, Bruce Hayes, Jr.

Surviving family include her husband Bruce Hayes of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, whom she married May 3, 1986, her mother, Dorothy Lockmiller of Soddy Daisy, two sisters: Susie Holloway (husband Johnny), Anita Lockmiller, Sam Lockmiller (wife Jill), and Aaron Lockmiller all of Soddy Daisy, three grandchildren: Trevor, Trace and LeeAnn, her mother-in-law Jewelene Calhoun of Revelo, Kentucky, and sister-in-law Linda Bowling (husband Charlie) of Helenwood, Tennessee.

Dora was a homemaker and member of the Union Fork Baptist Church.  She enjoyed teaching Bible classes, cooking and camping.  When she was able, she enjoyed working.  She worked at Oster in Dayton, Tennessee for 18 years.  She also worked at Crystal, Inc, making gospel music CD’s.

Funeral Services were Friday, February 19, 2016, at McCreary County Funeral Home.

Burial: Lower Hickory Grove Cemetery, Stearns, Kentucky

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.

Brock Jones age 84 of Stearns, Kentucky, widower of Patsy (Winchester) Jones, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at his home.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home. Burial to follow in the Rock Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday after 6:00 pm at the funeral home.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.strunkfuneralhome.net

Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Brock Jones.

A complete obituary was not available at press time but will be printed in the next issue of The Voice.

56c621e200041Amos Junior Rollins, age 76, passed from this life on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at his home in Bronston, Kentucky, with his family by his side.

Born in Sawyer, Kentucky, on January 4, 1940, he was the son of the late Robert and Lucy (Vanover) Rollins.  Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers: Darrell Rollins, William Rollins, James Rollins and Mintford Rollins, and two sisters: Dorine Ohler and Mary Zeller.

Surviving family include his wife Golden R. (Hensley) Rollins of Bronston, three daughters: Donna Baugh (and David) of Bronston, Kentucky, Sherri Jackson of Somerset, Kentucky, and Jennifer Ashley (and Jason) of Somerset, and a son: Deztin Rollins (and Sebrina) of Bronston, three brothers: Harold Rollins (and Shirley) of Sawyer, Roger Rollins (and Ruth) of Freemont, Ohio, and Dale Rollins (and Julie) of Hamilton, Ohio, two sisters: Norma Rose (and Carness) of Sawyer, Kentucky, and Wanda Perry (and Pete) of Eagle .  There are three grandchildren: Brandon, Caitlin, and Kai and two great grandchildren: Logan and Ashton.

Amos was a retired truck driver having last worked for Putnam Transfer and Storage in Cincinnati Ohio.  He was a member of the Sloans Valley Missionary Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army Veteran.  He very much enjoyed fishing and being a jokester and prankster.

Funeral services were   Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at 12:00 pm., McCreary County Funeral Home. Burial followed  Eagle Creek Cemetery

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.

56c7913e51f79Mr. Earl Stephens, Jr. “Taterbug”, passed away Friday, February 19, 2016, at his home in Revelo, Kentucky.  He had attained the age of 72 years, four months and 28 days.

Taterbug was born on September 27, 1943, to the late Earl and Rubie (Bryant) Stephens.  He is preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Sheila Renee Stephens, two brothers: Estle Stephens and Melvin Stephens and a sister Ann Stephens.

Surviving family include his wife Sarah J. Stephens of Revelo, two daughters: Lisa Stephens (and Chester Barnett) of Moreland, Kentucky and Kimberly Martin of Lula, Georgia, nine brothers: Mitchel Stephens, Henry Stephens, Curtis Stephens, Lester Stephens, Johnny Stephens, Darrell Stephens, Darris Stephens, Eddie Stephens and Jackie Stephens, two sisters: Edna Stephens and Rosie Meese.  He has five grandchildren: Rebecca, Tracy, Bobby, Shane, and Daniel and 11 great grandchildren.

Taterbug was a self-employed construction worker, a maintenance man for the School System and a member of the Stearns First Baptist Church.  He enjoyed working on lawn mowers and other machinery.

Funeral services were Sunday, February 21, 2016, in the chapel of McCreary County Funeral Home with Bro. Roger Bryant officiating. Burial followed in Pine Knot Cemetery

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.

56c4b2a7e6d8aJimmie Joel Worley departed from this life on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at his home in Jones Hallow, KY, being 76 years, 5 months and 11 days old. He was born in Ritner, KY, on September 5, 1939 to the late Dewey Loyd and Zula (Jones) Worley.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers: Noel Dean Worley and Bobby Worley, one sister: Cathy Worley.

Surviving family includes: His loving wife Irene (Jones) Worley whom were married March 12, 1966, two sisters: Myrtle Abbot of Muncie, Indiana, and Josephine (Jim) Niswondger of Troy, Ohio, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Jimmie was a welder for Harrison Steel in Indiana, and a Vietnam Veteran. He accepted Christ into his life many years ago and is a member of the Rock Springs United Baptist Church. In his free time he enjoyed growing a garden and spending time with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by his wife, friends, and family.

Funeral Services were Friday, February 19, 2016 at the Rock Springs United Baptist Church with Bro. Estle Jones and Bro. Stephen Jones officiating.

Burial followed in Rock Springs Cemetery

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

56be451a8af09Maxine Byrd departed from this life on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the University Of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, KY, being 76 years and 30 days old. She was born in Revelo, KY, on January 12, 1940 daughter of the late Manuel and Ollie (Wilson) Wallen.

Maxine was a member of the Revelo Church of God. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and grandchildren, cooking and quilting. She loved watching the Little House on the Prairie, The Walton’s, and Andy Griffith shows.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Isham Carroll Crabtree Jr. Brothers: James Wallen, Bod Wallen, and two infant brothers, sisters: Evelyn Spradlin, Zora Bell, Lorene Threet, one infant sister, and Mary Ruth Wallen.

Surviving family includes; son: Scott Crabtree (Judy) of Revelo, KY, daughter: Debra Lorena Watson (Stanley) of Revelo, KY, brother: Junior Wallen of Revelo, KY, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral Services were Sunday, February 14, 2016 in the chapel of McCreary County Funeral Home with bro. Bill King officiating Burial followed in the Angel Cemetery

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Kelvin Lee Daugherty age 58 of Burnside, Kentucky, formerly of McCreary County, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the Pioneer Community Hospital in Oneida, Tennessee.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 18, 2016 at7:00 pm at the Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Thursday after 5:00 pm until time of services at the funeral home.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.strunkfuneralhome.net

Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Kelvin Daugherty.

A complete obituary was not available at press time but will be printed in the next issue of The Voice.

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Dr. James Ditty went to be with the Lord on February 13, 2016 after a short battle with Leukemia. Dr. Jim, as his students loved to call him, lived a rich and diverse life. Married on June 26, 1954 to Dorothy (Dot) Schill, he was the father of two sons, four daughters, and many foster children.

For almost twenty years Jim was a research chemist for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company using the knowledge he gleaned from a Master’s Degree in chemistry to invent many products still used by the company. He held over 100 patents for Goodyear.

However, Dr. Jim would tell you that the best season of his life came when he answered God’s call into ministry. In 1975 he moved the family to Pineville, Kentucky where he attended Clear Creek Baptist Bible School. After graduating in 1978 he went on to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth. Texas where he earned a Master’s and Doctorate Degree. While in Ft. Worth he pastored Olive Place Baptist Church until he and Dot answered another call and moved to South Africa to serve as missionaries through the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. They served there for ten years, until he retired in mid-1996. At that point God blessed him by answering “a prayer he had prayed since the ‘70s” by bringing him and his wife back to what is now Clear Creek Baptist Bible College in 1997 to teach missions and Old Testament, subjects he taught while in South Africa, along with Spiritual Formations and science. While teaching at the college he held the title Distinguished Professor of Bible and the D.M. Aldridge Chair of Missions. Dr. Jim had another prayer answered when he was able to teach one more class. That was one week before his cancer kept him from returning to the classroom. He went on to be with his Lord three weeks later.

Dr. Jim pastored churches in Kentucky and Texas. He was a member of Wasioto Baptist Church in Pineville, Kentucky where he and Dot attended regularly and where he often filled-in for the pastor.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents Glenn and Helen Ditty and his daughter Pattie Dearing.

He is survived by Dorothy, his wife of nearly 62 years; his children, James Jr. and wife Jenny of Logan, Ohio; John and his wife Charlene of Pineville, Kentucky, Tanya of Marietta, Georgia; Tina Upchurch of Dallas, Texas; Mary Frasier and her husband Kerry of Ft. Worth, Texas; and his brother Tom and wife Jo of Louisville, Ohio. Jim and Dot have eleven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

What verse might summarize the rich and influential life of Dr. James Ditty? It would be this, “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21) Both are true of him.

Services were held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Clear Creek Baptist Bible College Chapel.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.arnettsteele.com

Obituary information courtesy of Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home.

Dora Ann Hayes, age 57 wife of Bruce Hayes of Soddy Daisy, TN passed away on Tuesday at the Pioneer Community Hospital.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of the McCreary County Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday, February 18 from 6:00-9:00PM at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Lower Hickory Grove Cemetery.

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.

A complete obituary was not available at press time but will be printed in the next issue of The Voice.

56be26f4011e7Frances “Penny” Irene Kennedy departed from this life on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at her home being 65 years, and 15 days old. She was born in Sidney, Ohio, on January 26, 1951 daughter of the late Claude and Edna (Sparks) Taylor.

Penny was a CNA for the elderly and a member of the Joseph Prince Ministries.  She was the most loving mother, wife, and teacher of Christ to her children and grandchildren, she was one of the strongest women in the world.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving family includes: her husband Donald Kennedy whom were married July 12, 1968, son: Donald and wife Michelle Kennedy of Whitley City, daughters: Sarah Kennedy Delap and Tony of Whitley City, Cassandra Doran Kennedy of Norfolk, Virginia, brothers: Jake, Jeff, and Jerry, sisters: Joetta Taylor, Janet Warman, Cheryl Hill, Judy Corder, Joy Taylor and Jill ?, grandchildren: Savannah Dawn Kennedy, Donavan Michael Kennedy, Spencer Hayden Kennedy, Aurora Hernandez, Bryson Delap and Destinee Delap,

According to the families wishes Pennys remains were cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.

Gay Nell KingGay Nell King age 60 of Whitley City, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Gregory officiating. Burial followed in the Pine Knot Cemetery.

She was born February 9, 1956 in Hyden, Kentucky to Taylor Asher and Chloe (Begley) Asher. Gay was a member of the Whitley City United Methodist Church. She loved to travel.

Preceding her in death are her parents; a sister, Linda York; and a granddaughter, Cheyenne King.

Survivors include her husband, Jack King of Whitley City, Kentucky; sons, Jack King, Jr. of Indianapolis, Indiana, and James King of Pine Knot, Kentucky; daughters, Angie Roof of Whitley City, Kentucky; brothers, Taylor Asher, Jr. and David Asher both of Indianapolis, Indiana; sisters, Doris Robertson and Jackie Haynes, both of Indianapolis, Indiana; grandchildren, Christopher Matthews, Krystyanna Roof, Jessica King, Haley Roof, Stevie King, Desiree King, Nikki Roof, and Justus King; and great-grandchildren, Bryson Matthews, Brooklyn Fraizer, Izabella King, and Jayden Matthews.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.strunkfuneralhome.net

Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home served the family of Mrs. Gay Nell King.

ShirleySextonShirley Ann Sexton age 65 years, 2 months, and 6 days of the Day Ridge Community, passed away Monday, February 8, 2016 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 12, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home with Bro. John Duvall, Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the Strunk Cemetery.

She was born December 2, 1950 in Pulaski County, Kentucky to Albert Tucker and Dorothy (New) Tucker. Shirley was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents; a brother, Alvin Tucker; and an infant sister, Cherry Lynn Tucker.

Survivors include her husband, Doug Sexton; sons, Greg Sexton, Scott Sexton, both of Whitley City, Kentucky, and Andrew “Drew” Sexton and wife, Angelica, of Pine Knot, Kentucky; a daughter, Rebecca Clark and husband, Ronnie, also of Pine Knot, Kentucky; brothers, Carl Dean Tucker and wife, Shirley Mae, Lester Tucker and wife, Linda, Gary Tucker and wife, Sharon, Kenneth Tucker and wife, Diane, and Mickey Tucker, all of Whitley City, Kentucky; a sister, Cleda Howard of Jefferson, Georgia; and 9 grandchildren.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.strunkfuneralhome.net

Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home served the family of Mrs. Shirley Sexton.

Rayma VanoverRayma Ailene Vanover, 81, widow of Hoyett Vanover, to whom she was married for 43 years, died Thursday, February 11, 2016 at her residence in Lexington.

She was born February 10, 1935 in Beulah Heights, Kentucky to the late Ray Vanover and Blanch (Lynch) Honeycutt. She was a devoted member of Christ Centered Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Imogene (Butch) Randolph; a sister Glenna Thomas, both of Lexington, Kentucky; five brothers, Robert Vanover of Kentucky, Ernie Vanover of Cincinnati, Ohio, Herman Vanover of Missouri, Cecil Honeycutt of McCreary County, Kentucky, and Kenneth Honeycutt of Corbin, Kentucky; four grandsons, John Grigsby, Kevin (and Katie) Grigsby, Casey Vanover, and Taylor Vanover; and three great grandchildren; Kassidee Grigsby, Eli Grigsby and Preston Grigsby.

She is preceded in death by two daughters, Anna Mae Grisgby-Allen and Rhonda Kay Vanover; a son, James A. Vanover; a granddaughter, Karhy Vanover; a sister Betty Sue Honeycutt Branch; and a brother, Roger Honeycutt.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Christ Centered Church in Lexington, Kentucky. Burial was held on Tuesday at 3:30 pm at the Lexington Cemetery.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.clarklegacycenter.com

Obituary information courtesy of Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home.

Joe WilliamsOn February 12, 2016, Joseph “Cookie” W. Williams laid his last piece of flooring and taught his last class. He was of the Baptist faith and lived each day to its fullest. Cookie was 81 years, 7 months, and 1 day, born on July 11, 1934 to the late Joseph S. Williams and Edna (Malone) Williams. On June 1, 1957 he married Virginia Ann (Smith) Williams, residing in Stearns, Kentucky.

Cookie is survived by a daughter, Debbie Jo (and Edward) Peterson of Somerset, Kentucky; two granddaughters, Amanda Jo (and Joseph) Lester of Pine Knot, Kentucky, and Ashley Nicole (and Dan) Cleland of Lexington, Kentucky; a very special great-grandson, Colin Edward Cleland; two sisters, Nancy (and Bill) McGuffey of Bronston, Kentucky, and Kathy (and David) Ross of Marshes Siding, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.

Cookie was a retired teacher of the McCreary County Board of Education, having taught at Pine Knot High School, McCreary County High School, and McCreary Central High School. He enjoyed the teaching profession and helping students achieve their highest ability. Cookie taught many family members and students how to properly do hardwood floors. Cookie also had a passion for designing and refurbishing hardwood floors and always enjoyed seeing how families would react after the floors were completed. This passion was also one of his father’s that was passed to Cookie, to his daughter, and to his granddaughters. He was also well known in the community for Williams Hardwood Flooring.

Cookie spent many hours after school working tirelessly as an advocate for teachers of Kentucky. He served as President of the McCreary County Teachers Association, President of Middle Cumberland Teacher Association, KEPAC, sat on the Board of Directors for KEA and oversaw the building of the KEA Office Building in Frankfort, Kentucky.

He enjoyed attending UK football games, fishing, basket weaving, and attending his granddaughters events after retirement. Cookie was also Commissioner of the Whitley City Fire Department, which he enjoyed helping the firefighters better serve the people of McCreary County and to be safe while fighting fires.

A graveside service was held on February 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Pine Knot Cemetery with Bro. Roger Bryant officiating.

Friends wishing to honor Cookie’s memory may donate to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.strunkfuneralhome.net

Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home served the family of Mr. Joe “Cookie” Williams.

Jimmy Joel Worley, age 76 of the Stearns Community, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at his home.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the Rock Springs United Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at the church at 11:00 AM on Friday.  Burial will follow in the Rock Springs Cemetery.

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements. A complete obituary was not available at press time but will be printed in the next issue of The Voice.

Gay Nell King age 60, wife of Jack King, of Whitley City, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home.  Burial to follow in the Pine Knot Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday after 11:00 am until time of services at the funeral home.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.strunkfuneralhome.net

Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Gay Nell King.

A complete obituary was not available at press time but will be printed in the next issue of The Voice.

OI1866373281_KingLoisLois King, age 85, of Pine Knot, passed away Friday, February 5, 2016, at the daughter’s home in Eubank, Kentucky.

Funeral services were Tuesday, February 9, 2016, in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with Rev. Landon Sexton, Bill King, and Rev. David Carr officiating. She was laid to rest at the King Meadows Cemetery in Pine Knot.

Born March 12, 1930, in Pine Knot, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Lark and Mary (Hamlin) Ball. Also preceding her in death was her husband Gaylon King whom she married February 18, 1948; brothers William Everett, Arthur, and Bobby C. Ball and sister Faye Ball.

Surviving family include her daughter Kathy King of Eubank; brothers Glenn Ball and wife Bonnie, Don L. Ball and wife Betty, Leamon Ball and wife Linda, Archie Ball all of Pine Knot, Ronald Ball and wife Reva of Strunk; Virgie King and husband Dean of Pine Knot, Dorella Waters of Somerset, Bonnie Sue Marcum and husband Ralph of Pine Knot, and Betty and husband Jim of Purduccah; grandson Jonathan Manning of Eubank; granddaughter Mikayla Dixon and husband Robert of Science Hill; two great grandchildren Jace and Rhylan Dixon of Science Hill. Lois is also survived many nephews and nieces.

Lois was a member of the Meadows Grove Baptist Church, a homemaker of her own home and worked in the family business King’s Slaughter House. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and playing with her great grand babies and family time.

Pine Knot Funeral Home is assisting the family of Lois King with funeral arrangements.

Pap LewisVirgil Leon “Pap” Lewis age 71 years, 10 months, and 29 days of Whitley City, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home with Bro. Hilton Duncan officiating. Burial followed in the Nancy Grave Cemetery.

He was born March 5, 1944 in White Oak Juntion, Kentucky to Virgil “Pete” Lewis and Minnie Ethel (Jones) Lewis. Pap was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially tending to the babies. Pap also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and whittling.

Preceding him in death are his parents; brothers, Lloyd, Eston, and Larry Lewis; sisters, Lela Kidd and Mildred “Midge” Davis; and an infant sister, Fayrene Lewis.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda (Blackburn) Lewis of Whitley City, Kentucky; sons, Clayton Lewis also of Whitley City, Kentucky, and Virgil Lewis, Jr.  and wife, Rosie, of Pine Knot, Kentucky; a daughter, Karen Cecil of Somerset, Kentucky; a special son, Nicholas Sedivi and wife, Jody, of Beulah Heights, Kentucky; a brother, Edward Lewis of Whitley City, Kentucky; sisters, Othela Duncan of Oneida, Tennessee, Evaley Duncan of Stearns, Kentucky, Ella Mae Smith of Muncie, Indiana, Joyce Smith of Pine Knot, Kentucky, Nelda Martin of Stearns, Kentucky, and Carolyn Helbert, also of Stearns, Kentucky; grandchildren, Kalyn Carpenter, Laura Lewis, Vincent Lewis, Hailey Lewis, Sara Barnett, Codey Smith, and Brooklyn Sedivi; great-grandchildren, Connor, Kolbie, and Kallie Lewis; special friends, “little brother” Ed Roberts and wife, Sharon; and sister-in-law, Ersel Day of Brockwood, Tennessee.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.strunkfuneralhome.net

Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home served the family of Mr. Virgil “Pap” Lewis.

Shirley Ann Sexton age 65, wife of Doug Sexton, of Whitley City, Kentucky, passed away Monday, February 8, 2016 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Kentucky.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home. . Burial to follow in the Strunk Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday after 6:00 pm at the funeral home.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.strunkfuneralhome.net

Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Shirley Sexton.

A complete obituary was not available at press time but will be printed in the next issue of The Voice.

SlavenZerekAZerek Alexander Slaven, age 5 months, of Pine Knot, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at the Pioneer Community Hospital in Oneida, Tennessee.

Zerek was born in Somerset, Kentucky, on August 24, 2015. He was the infant son of Zachary and Stephanie (Bowman) Slaven.  He is preceded in death by his great great grandfather Estel Edgar Perkins and great grandfather Kenneth Eugene “Pete” Bowman.

Surviving family include his parents Zachary and Stephanie Slaven of Pine Knot; grandparents Teresa Burchfield of Pine Knot, Sherry Anderson of Revelo, Douglas Slaven of Indian Mound, Tennessee, and Brian Bowman of London; Great grandparents James and Debbie McCarroll of Winfield, Tennessee, Darrell and Carolyn Sue Anderson of Revelo, Bill and Helen Slaven of Whitley City, and Hettie Bowman of Stearns; great great grandmothers Beatrice Perkins of Revelo and Barbara Jean McCarroll of Winfield; aunts and uncles Bruce and Jessica Perkins of Pine Knot, Kasey Bowman of Pine Knot, and Zane Slaven of Indian Mound. Zerek is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and family friends.

Zerek enjoyed eating, watching TV, playing with his daddy’s beard and to suck on his toes.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016, in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with Bro. Bruce Perkins and Josh Stephens officiating. Burial followed in the Silersville Cemetery.

“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, As long as I’m living my baby you’ll be.”

Heavens gain was our loss when our precious baby boy was called by our Lord.

Pine Knot Funeral Home assisted the family with funeral arrangements.

Mr. Donald Stephens, age 70, passed away Monday, February 8, 2016, at his home in Pine Knot, Kentucky.

He was born in Pine Knot on August 7, 1945, to the late Roy Lewis and Pearl (Perkins) Stephens.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers: Bobby Ray Stephens and Lee Stephens, two sisters: Nancy Maxwell and Cynthia Stephens and a great granddaughter Addison Privett.

Surviving family include his wife Sylvia (Rowe) Stephens, a son Timothy (and Samantha) Stephens of Pine Knot, a daughter, Reci Stephens (and Scott Shook) of Pine Knot, three brothers: Bill Stephens of Somerset, Kentucky, Roger Stephens of Pine Knot and Jimmy Stephens of Stearns, three sisters: Cathreen Stephens of Pine Knot, Helen Gilreath of Glasgow, Kentucky, Linda Stephens Lavender of Whitley City, four grandchildren: Lily Marie Stephens, Tyler Glenn Bates, Tiffany Taylor and Jeremy Taylor, and three great grandchildren: Dylan Foltz, Jack Parriman and Reagan Johnson.

Mr. Stephens was a coal miner having worked for Shamrock Coal Company.  He was a United States Army Veteran and enjoyed hunting, fishing and car shows.

In accordance with his wishes, the family chose cremation.

A memorial ceremony will be held at a later date.

Pine Knot Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

56b8ea5549549Ary Taylor, age 88, of Stearns, Kentucky passed away Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Signature Health Care of McCreary.

She retired after forty two years as a School Teacher and was a member of Kentucky Teacher’s Association, and a Kentucky Colonel.  She was a member of the Hilltop Baptist Church and pianist, avid seamstress and enjoyed her daily devotion to bible reading.

Ary was born in Hazard, Kentucky on December 29, 1927, to the late Hiram and Flora Lee (Grigsby) Holliday.  Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Conley, a Great Grandson, Hayden Heath, five brothers: Samuel Holliday, Ed Holliday, John Holliday and Elbert Holliday and a sister, Alice Holliday Owens.

Surviving family include her son, Myron Taylor of Parkers Lake, daughter: Jane Powell, of Burnside, Kentucky. She has two surviving brothers: Paul Holliday of Middlesboro, Kentucky, Victor Holliday of Montana.  Two grandchildren: Brittany Nicole Taylor Nickols & Bobby of Moorehead, Kentucky, and John Anthony Powell of Plat County, MO, great-grandchildren: Taylor Heath and Braden Nickols.

Funeral serviceswere Thursday, February 11, 2016, at McCreary County Funeral Home. Burial followed in  the Somerset City Cemetery

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Cora WatersCora L. (Wilson) Waters, 88, of Muncie, Indiana passed away Monday, February 1, 2016 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Worley, Kentucky on August 29, 1927 to the late Walter and Beatrice (Strunk) Wilson. Cora was a charter member of Gloryland Baptist Church. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #104.  Cora loved gardening, bird watching, crocheting, and  most of all she loved to take care of her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Harvey Smith; husband, Simon Waters; step-son, Wllburn Watters; brother, Alfred Wilson; sister, Lora Maxwell; daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Watters.

Cora is survived by her children, Harvey E. Smith and his wife, Trula of Daleville, IN; Mary Lou Spradlin and her husband, Carl of Muncie, IN; step son, William Watters of Anderson, IN; daughter-in-law, Alma Sue Watters of Muncie, IN; sisters, Mamie Daugherty of Beaver Dam, KY; Alice Erbaugh of Stearns, KY; Joan Smith of Springfield, TN; Connie Kidd and her husband, Ronnie of Stearns, KY; seven grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, several step grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the American Heritage Assisted Living for their love and support for our mother and  the entire family.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Parson Mortuary in Muncie, Indiana with Pastor Larry Waters officiating. Burial followed at the Elm Ridge Cemetery in Muncie, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Obituary information courtesy of Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home.

56ae55903c3deLeona Dixon, age 68, of Pine Knot, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2016, at Baptist Health Corbin.

She was a retired Certified Nurses Assistant having worked for Lifeline until 2007.  She was a member of the Mt. View United Baptist Church and enjoyed yard selling, sewing, working puzzles, cooking for the kids and taking care of those she loved.

Leona was born in the Mt. View Community of Stearns on March 27, 1947, to the late Goldman and Lillie (Coffey) Godsey.  Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband William Clinton “Bill” Stephens, two children: Mark and Patricia Stephens, two brothers: Melvin Godsey and (wife Carolyn Godsey) Edward Godsey, and a sister Melva Ross.

Surviving family include her husband Lincoln Eugene “Gene” Dixon, a son Vance Stephens (wife Glena) of Whitley City, three daughters: Connie Snodgrass (husband Matthew) of Somerset, Barbara Buntin (husband Steve) of Peotone, Illinois, and Billie Jo Murphy (husband Chris) of Russell Springs.  She has two surviving brothers: Ronald Godsey (wife Sherri) of Oneida, Tennessee, and Arnold Godsey (wife Janice) of Whitley City, three sisters: Velva Dean Clark (husband Albert) of Muncie, Indiana, Linda Godsey Stephens of Whitley City and Della West (husband Joe) of Sunbright, Tennessee, a sister-in-law Charlene Godsey, eight grandchildren: Bridget Lawless, Ashley Fisk, Corbin and Taylor Hall, Bryson Hicks, Brooklyn Stephens, Breanna Stephens and Ryan Stephens, and two great-grandchildren: Austyn Lawless and Carter Lawless.

Funeral services were Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at McCreary County Funeral Home Burial followed in Pine Knot Cemetery

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Louelle FosterLouella Foster, age 85 of Oneida, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016, at her home. Born in Scott County, Tennessee on September 3, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Moncie and Alice Spradlin Phillips.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Loy Foster; infant daughter Cynthia Foster.

Survived by her daughter Debra Wright and husband Richard of Winfield, Tennessee; son Anthony Foster of Oneida, Tennessee; sisters: Josephine Stevens of Kentucky, Imogene King of Kentucky, and Beulah Phillips of Florida; grandchildren: Haley Wright and husband Roger, Darek Wright and wife Missy all of Oneida, Tennessee, Cynthia Wright of Winfield, Tennessee and Adam Wright of Richmond, Kentucky; great grandchildren: Allison, Dylan, McKenzie, and Mari Wright; special caregiver Wilma; Quality Private Caregivers; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Foster Crossroads Baptist Church with Bro. Jeff Boyatt and Bro. Jeff Ledford officiating. Interment followed in the Foster Crossroads Cemetery.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.jonesandsonfh.net

Obituary information courtesy of Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home.

56af7d263af57Gladys Dean Head, age 70, of Parkers Lake, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2016, at her home.

She was a Homemaker, loving Wife, Mother, and Grandmother.  She was a member of the Sawyer Baptist Church and enjoyed working puzzles, face booking, and quilting.

Gladys was born in the Parkers Lake, Kentucky on July 22, 1945, to the late Earl and Rosie Elizabeth (Hicks) Ridner.  Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Oscar “Hoss” Head, whom she married August 4, 1965, her son, Carl Ivan Head, two brothers: James “Red” Ridner, George “Clayton” Ridner.

Surviving family include her Sons, Roy (wife Betty) Head, Parkers Lake, Billy Ray Head (wife Chasity) of Parkers Lake, daughters: Marlena (husband Delmer “Hicks”) Goodin, Donna Ridenour and companion Isaac Thomas all of Parkers Lake.  She has four surviving brothers: Clinton “Brown” Ridner, Parkers Lake, Clifton Ridner, Wiborg, Manuel “Coo” Ridner, Parkers Lake, Doyle Ray Ridner, Parkers Lake: Seven surviving sisters are: Shirley Agabright, Parkes Lake, Zonia Campbell, Whitley City, Dora Stanton, Whitley City, Mary “Mooge” Rollins, Parkers Lake, Terry Gale Jones, Parkers Lake, Donna Sue Ridner, Parkers Lake and Pauline Caudwell Craig, London.  She is also survived by ten grandchildren: Shana and Wendell Higginbotham, Curtis and Rebecca Head, Stephanie and Saxton Sneed, Nikki Goodin, Dakota Davis, KC Goodin, Shay Goodin, Nanner Goodin, Keshia and Chucky Hurd, James Ridenour, and Keirstin Ridenour, Nine Great-grandchildren, Eight step-grandchildren, Jessica, Anna and James, Cathy, Brenda, Pam, Mike and Greg,  also 13 step-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at Sawyer Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in Rock Branch Cemetery

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

King LindaMs. Linda King, age 76, of Pine Knot, Kentucky, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at the Williamsburg Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Linda was a homemaker and member of Pine Knot Southern Baptist Church.  She enjoyed cooking for her family and gardening.

She was born on Rock Creek in Fentress, Tennessee on December 27, 1939, to the late Claude and Lydia (Goodman) Crabtree.  She is preceded in death by her parents, her husbands: L.D. Simpson and Mevelo King, one son Tommy Simpson, sisters Vera Walker, Stella Crabtree, Ruby Crabtree and Nellie Crabtree, and brothers: Claude Crabtree, Jr. Sam Crabtree, Charles Crabtree, Luther Crabtree, Sherman “Ted” Crabtree and Russell Crabtree.

Surviving family include her children: Danny Simpson (and Deletta) of Falmouth, Kentucky, Larry Simpson (and Teresa) of Pine Knot, Teresa Howard of Pine Knot, Mark Simpson (and Diana) of Winfield, Tennessee, grandchildren: Jarrad Simpson (and Angie) Dustin Simpson, Daniel Taylor (and Sasha), Gerald Simpson (and Tosha) Adam Simpson, Destiny Simpson, Aaron Howard (and Travannia), Shawn Simpson (and Melody) Charity Ellis (and Adam), Marcus Simpson (and Lacie), and Tequila Ellis (and William).  Great grandchildren are Hailie Simpson, Aiden and Benson Taylor, Slade Simpson, Tammie and Braeleigh Howard, Madison, Kaleb and Logan Ellis, Elijah Simpson, Farrah and MaKenzie Ellis and Anya Simpson.

Surviving  brother and sisters are: Clayton Crabtree (and Martha) of Frankfort, Kentucky, Jeanette Fulton of Dayton, Ohio, Janie Hamlin and Judy Crabtree of Pine Knot.

Funeral services were held Sunday, January 31, 2016, in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with Rev. William Kilby officiating.  She will be laid to rest at the Kingtown Cemetery.  Her grandsons will be serving as pallbearers.

Pine Knot Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Dennis LaLonde 1Dennis Keith LaLonde age 64 years, 5 months, and 22 days of Pine Knot, Kentucky, passed away Friday, January 29, 2016 at his home.

In accordance to Mr. LaLonde’s wishes, he was cremated. The family plans to have a memorial dinner on February 9, 2016, the time and location are pending.

He was born August 7, 1951 in Bay City, Michigan to William and Roberta (Cool) LaLonde. Dennis was a retired maintenance and technical worker for Somerset Community College, McCreary Campus. He enjoyed computers and was a member of the American Legion and VFW.

Preceding him in death are his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Q. (Peterson) LaLonde of Pine Knot, Kentucky; a son, Kevin Lalonde and fiancé Dawn of Clio, Michigan; daughters, Sarah Pharis and husband Brian of Monticello, Kentucky, Katherine Delamater and husband Todd of Jacksonville, Florida, Rebecca Trammell and husband Billy of Strunk, Kentucky, and Krista Consetta Sharpe of Flint, Michigan; grandchildren Madison, Caden, Isaiah, Gabrielle, William, Ava and Devon; sisters, Suzanne Dewar and husband Doug of Knoxville, Tennessee and Barbara Woodhams of Kalkaska, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations please be sent to P.O. Box 886, Pine Knot, KY 42635.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.strunkfuneralhome.net

Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home served the family of Mr. Dennis LaLonde

OI1662686097_SulaLynchSula Davis Lynch age 64 years, 8 months, and 1 day of Marshes Siding, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center in Somerset, Kentucky.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm at the Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Corder and Bro. Randall Meadows officiating. Burial was held on Wednesday at 12:00 noon at the Wright Cemetery.

She was born May 30, 1951 in Jellico, Tennessee to Lewis Davis and Artie (Watson) Davis. Sula was a member of the Pleasant Rock Baptist Church. She retired from the McCreary County School System as a job coordinator. Sula enjoyed supporting the Relay for Life and spending time with her family and friends.

Preceding her in death are her parents; her son, Kelly Dion Hill; brothers, Jimmy Davis, Clifford Davis, Freeman Davis, and Kenneth Edward Davis; sisters, Maudie Morgan, Ina Davis and Zella Pennycuff; and sisters-in-law, Virginia Lynch and Wanda Lynch.

Survivors include her husband, Don Lynch of Marshes Siding, Kentucky; sons, William “Bill” Edward Lynch and wife, Jill, of Wilmington, Ohio, Randy Dell Lynch and wife, Katie, of Clarksville, Ohio, Jeremy Lynch and wife, Kimberly, and Jamie Lynch and wife, Veronica, both of Revelo, Kentucky; a daughter, Kathy Jean Klamroth and husband, Tracey, of Wilmington, Ohio; brothers, Nelson Davis and wife, Leona, of Sidney, Ohio, Wendell Davis and wife, Brenda, of Piqua, Ohio; sisters, Lora Hill, Hettie Bowman, both of Stearns, Kentucky, and Wanda Jones, of Sidney, Ohio; grandchildren, Bradley, Brandon, Zachary, India, Autumn, Mason, Mackenzie, Jedidiah, Aiden, and Ezra; a brother-in-law, Bob Lynch and wife Jeannie, of Blanchester, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Sylvia Manning and husband, Homer, also of Blanchester, Ohio, and Joan Dobkins of Pine Knot, Kentucky; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.strunkfuneralhome.net

Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home served the family of Mrs. Sula Davis Lynch.

Gertie Swain PhillipsGertrude “Gertie” Margaret Phillips age 98 years, 2 months, and 16 days, passed away January 27, 2016 at Williamsburg Health and Rehabilitation Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky. Gertie lived a long and fruitful life. She was a great support to her family and friends and was always there to provide any help or care to others because of her loving and generous spirit.

Gertie was born on November 11, 1917, to Joe Francis and Dora Lee (Roberts) Coffey in Whitley City. She would marry Elmer Swain in 1934. They made their home in an old white farmhouse atop a hill in Smithtown which saw the couple bring 4 children into this world: Carol Bowman (Hollen), Betty Jo Ball (Don L), Harold Swain (Jeannette), and Joe Darrell Swain. The children of Gertie and Elmer would go on to produce 13 grandchild, 31 great-grandchildren, and 26 great-great-grandchildren; all in Gertie’s lifetime.

After Elmer’s death in 1954, she worked hard to provide for her family and worked many jobs to make a good life for them; including running a laundry/ironing home business, managing Sinclair Station on Main Street, a clerk at Conatser’s Store also on Main Street, and of course her small farm. She learned early that hard work was a way of life; something she instilled in many people. At only 8 years old she started measuring logs for board feet for Captain John Geary with her dad, Joe. And we all known her infamous garden fed thousands of friends and family over many decades and it was a great pride of hers. She worked her field many, many years, and broke many beans on the front porch of that old farmhouse or sitting on the bank watching the cars go by with her grandkids just to feed those she loved.  Aside from gardening, Gertie loved to quilt. She and her second husband, Herman, would watch wrestling while she quilted. Her quilts have covered and warmed many generations of family and are prized possession of those lucky enough to have them.

In her lifetime she saw many wars, 17 presidents, and many trials and tribulations; but she also saw much love and admirations from all those around her. She was a one-of-a-kind woman that will never be forgotten by those who were blessed to know and love her during her nearly century long life. She will live on in every single life that she touched and through the lessons she taught. She will be here for countless generations to come.

Gertie was a member of Whitley City First Baptist Church and because of her Christian faith was greeted at the gates by her parents, Joe and Dora; her husbands, Elmer Swain and Herman Phillips; brothers Claude, Clarence, and Thirstle Coffey; sisters, Gladys Anderson, Maudie Ball, and Elsie Whitehead; her son Joe Darrel, grandsons Grant Hughes, Jerry Hughes, and Joe Darrell Swain II; a great-granddaughter Aimee Chitwood; her great-great grandchildren Grant Torkelson and Ashlee Coverstone.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home with Cody Chitwood presenting the obituary and Bro. Roger Anderson officiating. Burial followed in the Stearns Cemetery.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.strunkfuneralhome.net

Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home served the family of Mrs. Gertie Swain Phillips.

56a905023c2fcTiffany L. Patrick departed from this life on Monday, January 25, 2016 at the Pioneer Community Hospital of Scott being 14 years, 5 months, and 2 days old. She was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on August 23, 2001 daughter of Tommy and Velvet (Clark) Patrick.

Surviving family includes her parents Tommy Patrick of Parkers Lake, KY, and Velvet Patrick of Stearns, KY, grandmother Ruth Clark of Stearns, KY.

Tiffany was in the 9th grade at Whitley City Middle School. She enjoyed playing Soft Ball, T-Ball, Cheerleading and Jujitsu. She was a happy angelic child with lots of love to give, and she loved everyone with the biggest heart.She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral Services: Thursday, January 28, 2016 in the Chapel of the McCreary County Funeral Home with Bro. Braxton King Officiating. Burial followed in Corder Cemetery.

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.

56a7c7252d613Milford D. Ross departed from this life on Monday, January 25. 2016  at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY, being 71 years, 4 months and 11 days old.  He was born in Worley, KY on September 14, 1944 son of the late William Lloyd and Ruth (King) Ross.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his two daughters: Tonya Faye Ross, Sonya Ross, and one brother: Bobby L. Ross.

Surviving family includes: his loving wife Joyce (Watson) Ross, they were united in marriage on September 9, 1965. Son: Milford Lee Ross of Smithtown, daughters: Joann Ross of Smithtown, Michelle Marnhout of Smithtown, brother: William Gordon Ross, of Goshen, Ohio, four grandchildren: Jacob and Johnny Tucker, Alexis Anderson, Lily Marnhout, four great grandchildren: James Malachi Tucker, Abram Alexander Jax Tucker, Willow L Tucker, and Jaxon Tucker.

Milford was a Coal Miner for Blue Diamond, he enjoyed attending Dixie Freedom Church. He was a Jokester and would do anything to make you smile and laugh. He liked to talk on the telephone. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.  Milford adored his family.

Funeral Services were  Friday, January 29, 2016 in the Chapel of the McCreary County Funeral Home with Bro. David Troxell  Officiating. Burial followed in Milford Ross Family Cemetery

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Sweet JamesJames “Jim” Sweet, age 78, of Oneida, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016, at the Pioneer Community Hospital in Oneida, Tennessee.

Jim was born at Shoopman, Kentucky, on July 17, 1937.  He was the son of the late Ransom and Temple (Boyatt) Sweet.  He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother Henry Clay Sweet, a sister Helen Faye Sweet and a nephew Hurstle Sweet.

Surviving family include a sister Beatrice Jarrell of Oneida, a sister-in-law Vela Sweet, of Oneida, a niece Michelle Sweet of Oneida and a nephew Patrick Jarrell of Knoxville, Tennessee, as well as many cousins, other relatives and friends.

Jim was a member of the Black Oak Baptist Church.  He enjoyed Bluegrass music and used to go to “The Barn” to listen to music and volunteer his services.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 30, 2016, in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with Bro. Bradley Kidd officiating.  Burial was at the Black Oak Cemetery in Scott County.

Pine Knot Funeral Home assisted the family with funeral arrangements.

 


 

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