Ronald Edwin Blevins
Ronald Edwin Blevins, 52, of Morehead, passed away Dec. 1, 2005, at his residence.
Mr. Blevins was a self-employed automobile mechanic and enjoyed working on cars and gardening.
Born Jan. 1, 1953, in Rowan County, he was the son of Martha Sparks Blevins of Morehead and the late James Albert Blevins Sr.
Also surviving are his wife, Teresa Barker Blevins; one son, Rodney E. Blevins of Morehead; one daughter, Penny (Gregory) Hamilton of Fleming County; two brothers, Larry R. Blevins and Windell A. Blevins, both of Morehead; two sisters, Barbara J. Adkins of Morehead and Rebecca L. Cooley of Mt. Sterling; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Also preceding him in death were one brother, James Blevins Jr., and one niece, Tammy R. Blevins.
Funeral services were conducted Dec. 4 at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Bro. Don Rivers and Louie Whitt officiating; burial was in the Wilburn Cemetery at Grahn.
Roxie Stigall Johnson
Roxie Stigall Johnson, 78, passed away Nov. 26, 2005, at Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. She was the widow of Bennie Johnson.
Mrs. Johnson was a retired Morehead State University food service worker where she was affectionately known as the "Sugar Shack Granny.” She was a member of the Dry Creek Church of God and was a devoted election official for many years at the West Morehead voting precinct.
Born in Elliott County on Aug. 10, 1927, she was the daughter of the late William Harrison and Pearly Cox Stigall.
Surviving are two sons, Marty Johnson and David Johnson, both of Fleming County; five daughters, Rhelda Toler, Patty Barnes and Karen Slone, all of Clearfield, Lesia Robinson of Dubre and Janie Crisp of Clarksville, Tenn.; two brothers, Ledford Stigall of Shelby, Ohio and Lewis H. Stigall of Mansfield, Ohio; one sister, Lenore Bair of Soldier; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Valerie Johnson and Angie Johnson.
Funeral services were conducted Nov. 30 in the chapel of the Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home in Morehead with Bro. Charlie Hamm and Bro. Gary Madden officiating. Burial was in the New Alfrey Cemetery.
Nellie Hamm Moneypenny
Nellie Frances Hamm Moneypenny, 68, of Martinsburg, W. Va., passed away Nov. 28, 2005, at her home after an 11-year battle with a rare neurological disease.
Born July 15, 1937, at Mt. Carmel, she was the daughter of Frank Harlan and Amedia Inez Riley Hamm.
Mrs. Moneypenny attended school at Mt. Carmel and graduated from Fleming County High School in 1955. She served in the U.S. Army Women’s Army Corps from 1955-1958 and was stationed at Fort McClellan, Ala., and Fort Myer, Va. She rose to the rank of Specialist E5 in her three-year enlistment while working at the U.S. Army Visual Information Center, the Pentagon.
Following her military enlistment, she worked at the Army Map Service, Arlington Hall Station and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration where she served as secretary to Neil Armstrong at various times. She worked with the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke of NIH, which ironically was one of the few to study the rare disease from which she suffered. She was a charter member of Women in Military and an early contributor to their memorial.
Mrs. Moneypenny was of the Protestant faith and active in women’s ministries, youth work, Sunday school, music and other activities of the church.
Surviving are her husband, James E. Moneypenny whom she married in 1974; one daughter, Tonya (Joe) Cherry of Mt. Airy, Md.; one son, Brian Moneypenny of Martinsburg; twin grandchildren, Hannah Lynn and Jesse Wayne Cherry of Mt. Airy; one brother, Cecil V. (Judy) Hamm of David; a sister-in-law, Gloria Hamm of Los Angeles; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death was one brother, Harlan Hamm Jr.
Funeral services were conducted Dec. 6 at the Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. Burial was at Rosedale Cemetery in Martinsburg.
John R. Sartin
John R. Sartin, 66, of Maysville, passed away Nov. 29, 2005, at his home.
Born Jan. 23, 1939, in Lewis County, he was the son of the late Forrest and Hannah Royder Sartin. Mr. Sartin was a retired farmer.
Surviving are his wife, Linda Arnold Sartin; three daughters, Anna Smith of Robertson County and Geneva Sartin and Beverly McClanahan; a son, John Sartin Jr.; three stepsons, Michael Jones of Fleming County, Jerry Jones Jr. and Duane Jones; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Paul Sartin of Bracken County and James Sartin of Springfield, Ohio; and three sisters, Peggy Gilbert and Wilma Brown, both of Lewis County, and Ruth Sartin of Louisiana.
Memorial services are planned at a later date. Brell & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.