Maude Stewart Black
Maude Stewart Black, 69, of Foxport, passed away May 19, 2005, at her residence. She was the widow of Raymond E. Black Sr.
Born in Manchester on July 25, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Burchell and Sally Spurlock Stewart.
Surviving are three sons, Ray E. (Debbie) Black Jr., Johnny Bill (Nancye) Black and Richard (Sherri) Black, all of Flemingsburg; one brother, Preston Stewart of Pleasure-ville; two sisters, Sarah Mercer of Hamilton, Ohio and Dora Hacker of Manchester; six grandchildren, Jennifer (Brian) Stokes, Jill Black, Annette (Matt) Hardin, Laura Black, Dane Black and Gabrielle Black; five step-grandchildren, Eric Hampton, Brian Wallingford, Jeff Wallingford, Patrick Brannen, Stephanie Elliott; and four great-grandchildren, Brianna Stokes, Spencer Hardin, Cloe Hardin and Ethan Black.
Funeral services were conducted May 23 at Boone-Nickell Funeral Home with the Revs. Hillary Underwood and Shelby Meyers officiating. Burial was in Martin Cemetery.
Clarence "Buddy" Hamilton, 48, of May's Lick, passed away May 19, 2005 at Fleming County Hospital.
Born in Mason County on May 23, 1956, he was the son of Frances Jones Plummer of Mason County and the late Clarence A. Hamilton.
Surviving are his wife, Janet Shields Hamilton; three sons, Buddy Hamilton of Clarksville, Tenn., Shane Hamilton of Fleming County and Christopher Coy of Elizabethtown; three daughters, Tonya Vaught, Theresa Coy and Tina Coy, all of Louisville; three brothers, Tony (Dena) Hamilton and Leroy Plummer, both of Maysville and Raymond Plummer of Mason County; and three sisters, Lillie Monroe and Martha Parks, both of Maysville, and Dianne Hamilton of Ohio.
Funeral services were conducted May 24 at the Glorious Church of God in Maysville with the Rev. David Fryman officiating. Burial was in the Maysville Cemetery.
Eston D. James
Eston D. James, 78, formerly of Bluebank community, passed away May 19, 2005. at Fleming County Hospital. He was the widower of Helen Lykins James.
Mr. James was a farmer and school bus driver and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Born in Fleming County on Sept. 30, 1926, he was the son of the late Willard C. and Lettie Cooper James.
Surviving are two daughters, Berniece Elliott of Maysville and Patty (Larry) Merriman of Dayton, Ohio; one son, Tommy (Cathy) James of Terrell, Texas; three sisters, Lena (George) Schwartz of Flemingsburg, Evelyn Seithers of West Union, Ohio and Frieda Willeroy of Hillsboro; one brother, Willard (Vickie) James Jr. of Washington; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were a son, Jackie D. James; and a brother, J.W. James.
Funeral services were conducted May 21 at Boone-Nic-kell Funeral Home. Burial was in Goddard Cemetery.
Phyllis Holt King Slagle
Phyllis Holt King Slagle, 63, of Tollesboro, passed away May 17, 2005, at Fleming County Hospital.
Mrs. Slagle was a retired cook from Tollesboro Elementary School and a member of Wallingford Community Church.
Born in Lewis County on April 27, 1942, she was the daughter of Garnett Elliott Holt of Tollesboro and the late Jess Holt.
Surviving are her husband, Donald Slagle; her children, Robin Rice of Tollesboro, Stephanie Butcher of Elizaville, Karen (Kenny) Hunt of Flemingsburg, Tammy (Brad-ley) Horton of North Carolina, Eric (Jennifer) Slagle of Flemingsburg and Jason Slagle of the U.S. Marine Corp.; one nephew, Lee Holt of Georgia; five grandchildren, Brandon Horton, Brandi Butcher, Adam Butcher, Christopher Slagle and Sierra Hunt; two brothers, Russell (Sue) Holt of Flemingsburg and Jeffrey (Connie) Holt of Tollesboro; and three sisters, Fonda (Pete) Corns and Rhonda Holt, both of Tollesboro, and Jill (Rick) Fetters of Millersburg.
Preceding her in death were one brother, Jesse "Bud" Holt Jr.; and two sons, Ricky "Bubbles" King and David King.
Funeral services were conducted May 20 at Barbour and Son Funeral Home in Tollesboro with Bro. James Hickerson. Burial was in Hillcrest Garden of Memories.