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Herbert Brewer, 65
Herbert Brewer, 65, of Williamstown died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000 at his home. 
He was born in Harlan County, a son of the late Henry and Bell Zora Dunaway. 
He co-owned Mr. Herb's Restaurant in Verona with his wife. They previously owned 
Mr. Herb's Mark II Restaurant in Walton as well as restaurants in Pigeon Forge, 
Tenn., and Chicago, Ill. 
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Bertha Browning Brewer; two daughters, 
Kathy Brewer of Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Janice Vance of Williamstown; one brother, 
Wallace Brewer of Sevierville, Tenn.; and one sister, Gerald Richardson of 
Indianapolis, Ind. 
Funeral services were held Aug. 10 at Hamilton-Stanley Funeral Home in Verona. 
Rev. George Naylor officiated. 
Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery in Dry Ridge. 
Memorials are suggested to the Verona Volunteer Fire Department, Attention Chuck 
Richards, P. O. Box 31, Verona, Ky. 41092; or the Verona Life Squad, Attention 
Ben Brooks, P. O. Box 95, Verona, Ky. 41092. 

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Ruel Brown, 78
Ruel Jason Brown, 78, of Corinth died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000 at the Veterans 
Administration Medical Center in Lexington. 
He was a retired farmer and a member of Corinth Christian Church. He was a World 
War II veteran of the Army Air Corp. 
Survivors include four sons, Darrell Brown and David Brown, both of Williamstown, 
Donald Brown of Louisa and Kevin Brown of Lexington; two daughters, Rhonda Fiscus 
of Corinth and Kimberly Brown of Solon, Ohio; one brother, Homer Brown of Corinth; 
one sister, Clarice Jenkins of Corinth; eight grandchildren; and seven great-
grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held Aug. 10 at Rogers Funeral Home in Corinth. 
Burial was in the Eckler Cemetery in Corinth. 
Memorials are suggested to the Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., 
Lexington, Ky. 40504. 
  
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Jeff Faulkner, 42
Jeff Faulkner, 42, of Williamstown died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000 at St. Elizabeth 
Medical Center-Grant County in Williamstown. 
He was born in Lexington, a son of Jouett and Mary Evalyn Simpson Faulkner. 
He was an employee at the Williamstown waste water treatment plant. He was a 
member of Mt. Olivet Church of Christ in Williamstown where he also served as 
the maintenence man. He was a 1975 graduate of Grant County High School and 
coached the Williamstown Cubs T-ball team. 
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Edmondson Faulkner; one son, Edwin Dean 
Faulkner of Williamstown; three daughters, Tamanda Gordon and Deeana Griffith, 
both of Dry Ridge, and Julie Webb of Williamstown; his parents, Jouett and 
Mary Evalyn Faulkner of Dry Ridge; one brother, Lee Faulkner of Williamstown; 
three sisters, Sharon Faulkner of Dry Ridge, Alice Neumeister of Walton and 
Tina Dunn of Williamstown; and two grandchildren, Kaylee Gordon and Taylor 
Gordon, both of Dry Ridge. 
Funeral services were held Aug. 4 at Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home in 
Williamstown. Brother Greg Smith officiated. 
Burial was in the Mt. Olivet Church of Christ Cemetery in Williamstown. 
Memorials are suggested to the Dean Faulkner Scholarship Fund, in care of 
Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home, P. O. Box 130, Williamstown, Ky. 41097; or Mt. 
Olivet Church of Christ Building Fund, 2065 Heekin Rd., Williamstown, Ky. 41097. 

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Lucille Fortney, 97
Lucille Raines Fortney, 97, of Kettering, Ohio, formerly of Dry Ridge, died Monday, 
July 31, 2000 at Walnut Creek Nursing Center in Kettering. 
She was a homemaker and a member of Vine Run Baptist Church in Dry Ridge. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Fortney. 
Survivors include one son, Dan R. Fortney; three daughters, JoAnn Sowders of West 

Carrollton, Ohio, Sylvia Hill of Boca Raton, Fla., and Judy Howe of Florence; 
three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held Aug. 4 at Hopper Funeral Home in Barbourville. 
Burial was in Stewart Cemetery in Artemus. 

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Lois Gutman, 91 
Lois Spillman Gutman, 91, of Dry Ridge died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000 at her home. 
She was a retired school teacher for the Grant County Board of Education and also 
taught for the Walton and Covington school districts. She was an elder emeritus 
for Dry Ridge Christian Church and a member of the Christian Women's Fellowship. 
She was also a member of the Grant County Retired Teachers Association and the 
Bridge Club. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy D. Gutman, in 1953. 
Survivors include two sons, Wade Gutman of Williamstown and Dr. Dale Gutman of 
Cincinnati, Ohio; one daughter, Becky Crase of Dry Ridge; one sister, Lorean 
Snow of Lady Lakes, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held Aug. 8 at Dry Ridge Christian Church. 
Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery in Dry Ridge. 
Memorials are suggested to Dry Ridge Christian Church, 13 School St., Dry Ridge, 
Ky. 41035. 
Eckler-Hudson Funeral Home in Dry Ridge handled the arrangements. 

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Arlene Montooth, 47 
Arlene Kay Montooth, 47, of Dry Ridge died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000 at St. 

Elizabeth Medical Center North in Covington. 
She was a former employee of Grant County Foods in Dry Ridge. 
Survivors include two sons, Ronald H. Stucker of Dayton and Charles J. Montooth 
of Dry Ridge; one daughter, Carolynn L. Carson of Virginia Beach, Va.; her 
mother, Betty Sears of Covington; two brothers, Ted Tatten of Chappell, Neb., 
and Robert Tatten of Columbus, Ga; and three grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held Aug. 3 at Eckler-Hudson Funeral Home in Dry Ridge. 
Burial was in the Crittenden Cemetery. 
Memorials are suggested to St. Elizabeth Medical Center Hospice, 401 East 20th 
St., Covington, Ky. 41014. 

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Anna Ruth, 94 
Anna S. Ruth, 94, of Erlanger, formerly of Grant County, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 
2000 at the Baptist Village Home in Erlanger. 
She was a homemaker and member of Madison Avenue Baptist Church in Covington. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Ruth. 
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Florence Lanter of Florence; and several nieces. 
Funeral services were held Aug. 9 at Eckler-Hudson Funeral Home in Dry Ridge. 
Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery in Dry Ridge. 

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Mary Bentley, 65
Mary Adams Bentley, 65, of Dry Ridge, formerly of McAndrews, died Monday, Aug. 
14, 2000 at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Covington. 
She was born in Kermit, W.V., a daughter of the late John and Edna Workman Adams. 
She was a retired spot welder for the International Harvester Co. in Ft. Wayne, 
Ind., and a doll maker. She was a member of the New Life Apostolic Christian 
Center in Crittenden. 
She was preceded by her husband, Johnny Bentley. 
Surivors include one son, William Ellis "Bubby" Bentley of Dry Ridge; one 
daughter, Sandra "Sissy" Bentley of Dry Ridge; two brothers, William Adams of 
McAndrews and Walter Adams of Kokomo, Ind.; one sister, Bonnie Parks of Carlisle, 
Ohio; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
Funeral services were held on Aug. 17 at the New Life Apostolic Christian Center. 
Rev. Charles L. Gregory officiated. 
Burial was in Williamstown Cemetery. 
Memorials are suggested to the New Life Apostolic Christian Center, 1645 
Gardnersville Rd., Crittenden, Ky. 41030. 

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Ruel Brown, 78
Ruel Jason Brown, 78, of Corinth died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000 at the Veterans 
Administration Medical Center in Lexington. 
He was a retired farmer and a member of Corinth Christian Church. He was a 
World War II veteran of the Army Air Corp. 
Survivors include four sons, Darrell Brown and David Brown, both of 
Williamstown, Donald Brown of Louisa and Kevin Brown of Lexington; two daughters, 
Rhonda Fiscus of Corinth and Kimberly Brown of Solon, Ohio; one brother, Homer 
Brown of Corinth; one sister, Clarice Jenkins of Corinth; eight grandchildren; 
and seven great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held Aug. 10 at Rogers Funeral Home in Corinth. 
Burial was in the Eckler Cemetery in Corinth. 
Memorials are suggested to the Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., 
Lexington, Ky. 40504. 

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Joyce Kokendoffer, 50
Joyce J. Kokendoffer, 50, of Dry Ridge died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000 at St. 
Elizabeth Medical Center-Grant County in Williamstown. 
She was born in Paris, a daughter of the late Arlie and Emma Lou Drake Hollon. 
She was a homemaker and member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. 
Survivors include her husband, Roy Kokendoffer; two brothers, Carl T. Hollon 
of Owen County and Fred Hollon of Paris; and four sisters, Ruby Conrad of 
Florence, Virgie Hollon of Mt. Sterling, Mary Ada McAvane of Latonia and Dora 
Bell Paul of Paris. 
Funeral services were held Aug. 14 at Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home in 
Williamstown. Brother John Astrada officiated. 
Burial was in Williamstown Cemetery. 

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Linda Quinlan, 43
Linda Joyce Baker Quinlan, 43, of Burlington, formerly of Warsaw, died Sunday, 
Aug. 6, 2000 at St. Luke Hospital West in Florence. 
She was a homemaker. 
Survivors include her husband, George Quinlan; one son, Thomas Sawyers of 
Union; one daughter, Shalina Ratliff of Covington; one stepson, George Quinlan 
Jr., of Burlington; two stepdaughters, Geraldine Quinlan and Deborah Quinlan, 
both of Burlington; her mother, Dolly Baker of Union; three sisters, Karen 
Young of Covington, Vicki Dunaway of Dry Ridge and Donna Barnett of Warsaw; 
two brothers, David Baker of West Chester, Ohio, and Mark Baker of Warsaw. 
Funeral services were held Aug. 9 at Carlton-Lowder Funeral Home in Warsaw. 
Brother Denny French officiated. 
Burial was in the Warsaw Cemetery. 

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Roger Sewell, 79 
Roger Knox Sewell, 79, of Williamstown died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000 at his home. 
He was born in Winchester, a son of the late Roger and Lella Sewell. 
He was a retired butcher for Kahn's Meatpacking in Cincinnati. 
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Meyer Sewell; one son, Bill W. Sewell of 
Verona; three daughters, Barbara Bates of Union, Marie Elstun of Walton and 
Raetta Horton of Independence; one brother, James Sewell of Mt. Sterling; one 
sister, Juanita Shaw of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandlchildren. 
Funeral services were held Aug. 15 at Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home in 
Williamstown. Rev. Ronnie Angell officiated. 
Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery in Dry Ridge. 
Memorials are suggested to St. Elizabeth Home Health Hospice, 401 East 20th St., 
Covington, Ky. 41014. 

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Robert Smith, 69 
Robert R. "Smitty" Smith, 69, of Elsmere, formerly of Corinth, died Tuesday, Aug. 
8, 2000 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. 
He was born in Covington, a son of the late Albert Ray and Thelma Ashcraft Smith. 
He was a retired bricklayer for the Cummins Brothers Construction Co. and a 
veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 20 in 
Elsmere and the Bricklayers, Terrazzo, Mosaic and Tilelayers Union Local No. 2. 
Survivors include one son, Thomas Smith of Sarasota, Fla.; two daughters, Thelma 
Smith and Robbin Smith, both of Sarasota, Fla.; one brother, Albert Smith of 
Jenkins; three sisters, Joyce Scott of Elsmere, Donna Kirk of Florence and Darla 
Potter of Erlanger. 
Funeral services were held Aug. 11 at Allison and Rose Funeral Home in Covington. 
Rev. Albert Dewey Smith officiated. 
Burial was in Independence Cemetery. 
Memorials are suggested to the Cincinnati Association for the Blind, 2045 Gilbert 
Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45206; or Family Service of Cincinnati, 205 West 4th St., 
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. 

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Conrad Stephenson, 91 
Conrad Stephenson, 91, of Dry Ridge died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000 at Owenton Manor. 
He was a retired farmer and in earlier years was a federal tobacco grader assigned 
to various markets in Kentucky and Tennessee. He also raised, trained and exhibited 
Tennessee walking horses for many years. He was a member of Dry Ridge Presbyterian 
Church. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn O. Stephenson, in 1989. 
Survivors include one son, Richard C. Stephenson of Lexington; one stepson, Howard 
Fischbach of Springfield, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Connie Healey of Lincoln, Neb., 
and Lynn Winkler of Palo Alto, Calif.; one sister, Catherine Stephenson of Ft. 
Wright; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Aug. 14 at Dry Ridge Presbyterian 
Church. Graveside services will follow at the Conrad Cemetery on Baton Rouge Road in 
Williamstown. Rev. Will Jones will officiate. 
Memorials are suggested to Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 58, Dry Ridge, Ky. 
41035. 
Eckler-Hudson Funeral Home in Dry Ridge handled the arrangements.

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