Opal Hinton Gilkerson, 89, of Helena Road, May’s Lick, passed away, Saturday, March 10, at Fleming County Hospital.
Mrs. Gilkerson was the widow of Leonard Bruce Gilkerson Sr.
She is survived by her children, Max (Mary Maud) Gilkerson of Flemingsburg, Doris Ann (Charles) Clary of Lexington, Leonard (Wanda) Gilkerson of Maysville, Jack (Wanda) Gilkerson of Aberdeen, Ohio, Ronald (Kandy) Gilkerson of Lexington and Vicky (Martin) Lowe of Maysville; 18 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.
Services were Tuesday, March 13, at Boone-Nickell Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Clay Sanders officiating.
Burial was in Wedonia Cemetery.
Evelyn Florence Tomlinson Reed, age 82, of Spurlock Road, Hillsboro, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2007, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Kentucky. She was born March 27, 1924, in Caesar Creek, Ohio, and was the daughter of the late Robert Tomlinson and Mary Louise Bennett Tomlinson Oliver. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Forest Everett Reed, on January 10, 1983; three sons, Kenneth Lee Reed, Thomas Everett Reed, and James Reed; and father-in-law, Thomas Clifford Reed.
She is survived by one son, Clifford Everett Reed of Hillsboro, Kentucky; four daughters, Dianna Marie Brown of Owingsville, Kentucky, Thelma Jean Ormes of Brooksville, Kentucky, Betty Robyn Stamper of Sandy Hook, Kentucky, and Velvet Star Reed of Hillsboro, Kentucky; and two grandchildren, Darrell Lee (Johnny) Reed and Jeannie Marie Ormes.
Mrs. Reed was a homemaker and a member of Fairview Christian Church.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at Hutton Funeral Home with Pastor Herbie Stallard and the Rev. Randy Hawkins officiating. Pallbearers will be Johnny Reed, Jose Perez, Billy Jones, Charles Curtis, Travis Gallagher, and Lee Trent. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Flora and Tyler Jones. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.
Virgil Clay Ritchie, Sr., 91, widower of Nadine Ritchie, died Thursday, March 8, 2007 at Johnson-Mathers Nursing Home.
He was born Seprember 6, 1915 in Nicholas Co. to the late Ben and Addie Kelley Ritchie. He was a member of Blue Licks Lodge #495 F.&A.M., was a 32nd degree Mason, was a 25 year member of Knights Templar and Olekia Shrine, was a Ky. Colonel and was a U.S. Navy vteran of World War II. He formerly worked for the City of Carlisle Police Dept., the Nicholas Co. Sheriffs Office, Blue Grass Knitting, was a mechanic and retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He was a fouder and charter president of the Nicholas Co. Lions Club. He was also a member of the American Legion & V.F.W. and was a Ky. Colonel.
He and his wife also raised many foster children over several years.
Survivors include 6 sons; Clay Ritchie, Carlisle; Paul Ritchie, Winchester; Wayne Ritchie, Nicholasville; Gayle Ritchie, Louisiana; Howard Ritchie, Paris; Paul Jordan, Maysville; 4 daughters; Beth Tuttle, Nashville, TN; Pat Sanderson, West Union, Ohio; Shirley Carpenter, Flemingsburg; Opal Ritchie, Winchester; a sister, Evelyn Purcell, Lexington and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Services were Monday at Mathers-Gaunce F.H. by Rev. Don Wagoner. Burial followed in Rosemont Cemetery, Dover.
Casketbearers were Dick Garrett, Blake Jewell, Rick Mitchell, Terry Morris, Mike Ritchie and Wiley Walker.
Honorarybearers were Gary Crawford, Gary Gammon, Wayne and Gayle Ritchie, Tim Sanderson and Scott Tuttle.
Visitation was 5-8 PM Sunday with masonic rites at 7 PM.
Andrew Noah Bramel, son of Randy and Martina Boyd Bramel of Olympia, was stillborn, March 5, 2007, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Tara Metcalf; and grandparents, Newell and Linda Bramel of Maysville and Glen Boyd of Floyd County.
Graveside services and burial were at 11 a.m., Saturday at the Wallingford Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Ray officiating.
The Boone-Nickell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.