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Miscellaneous Lewis County, Kentucky Obituaries


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Edith Gum
Edith Elaine Gum, 75, of Garrison, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at 3:10 a.m., at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio, following an extended illness. Born July 31, 1928, at Stricklett, she was a daughter of the late Leonard Lee and Glendora Kegley Meadows, and was the wife of 55 years of William Robert Gum. She was a homemaker and upholstered furniture. She was a member of the Lewis County DAV Chapter 150, Lewis County Homemakers and First Baptist Church in Garrison. Services were conducted Friday, June 4, at 11:00 a.m., at Gaydos Funeral Home in Vanceburg. Rev. Gene Miracle officiated with burial in Lewis County memory Gardens at Black Oak.

Helen Shaw
Helen Mae Shaw, 88, of Vanceburg, died Sunday, May 30, 2004, at 8:40 p.m. at Vanceburg Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Born September 19, 1915, in Lewis County, she was the daughter of Thomas and Ferna Shaw Carrington. She was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith. Services were conducted Wednesday, June 2, at 1:00 p.m., at Dickerson Funeral Home in Vanceburg. Burial was in Mt. Tabor Cemetery at Ribolt.

Veryl Smith
Veryl Elizabeth Crabtree Smith, 74, of Emerson, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at 6:42 p.m., at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. Born June 8, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Mark and Mary Jeffries Crabtree, and was the wife of 25 years of Delbert Smith. She was a homemaker. Services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at Gaydos Funeral Home in Vanceburg. Bubby Stevens officiated.

Edith Bevins
Edith Lorene Bevins, 85, of Vanceburg, died Friday, June 4, 2004, at University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Born August 15, 1918, in Lewis County, she was a daughter of the late George and Ollie Hurst May, and was the widow of Louis Bevins. She was a homemaker and a member of Christian Baptist Church. Services were conducted Monday, June 7, at 1:00 p.m. at Christian Baptist Church. Rev. Nelson Evans officiated with burial in Vergne Cemetery at Mouth of Grassy. Arrangements were under the direction of Dickerson Funeral Home in Vanceburg.

Samuel Dummitt
Samuel "Buster" Dummitt, 85, of Dry Branch, died Thursday, June 3, 2004, at his home. Born January 31, 1919, he was a son of the late Arthur and Allie Goddard Dummitt. He was a construction laborer. Services were conducted Sunday, June 6, at 2:00 p.m., at Garrison Funeral Chapel. Pastor Delmar Logan Jr. and Kevin Angel officiated with burial in Waring Cemetery at Garrison.

Henry Hall
Henry Lee Hall, 59, of Vanceburg, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. Born April 3, 1945, at Vanceburg, he was a son of the late Alvin and Kathryn Shaner Hall, and was the husband of 12 years of Carmela Hobbs Hall. He was retired from Lewis County School District after 22 years of service as a custodian. He was a member of Evans Chapel. Services were conducted Saturday, June 26, at 2:00 p.m. at Dickerson Funeral Home in Vanceburg. Burial was in Evans Cemetery at Vanceburg.

Maurice Cooper
Maurice James "Pat" Cooper, 83, of Vanceburg, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at his home, following a brief illness. Born January 18, 1921, at Vanceburg, he was a son of the late Patrick and Edna Botkin Cooper, and the husband of 57 years of Florence Ruth Gilbert Cooper. He was a mail carrier contractor in Lewis County for 19 years. He also served a mayor of Vanceburg from 1980 to 1989. He was a WWII US Army veteran. Services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at Gaydos Funeral Home in Vanceburg. Bro. Lyle Baker officiated with burial in Lewis County Memory Gardens at Black Oak.

Ronnie Evans
Ronnie E. Evans, 51, of Portsmouth, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. Born December 21, 1951, at Vanceburg, he was a son of Kenneth and Wanda Sapp Evans of Vanceburg, and the husband of 32 years of Barbara Burchett Evans. He was retired from CSX Railroad. Services were conducted Saturday, July 10, at 1:00 p.m. at Garrison Funeral Chapel. Bro. Kevin Angel officiated with burial in Lewis County Memory Gardens at Black Oak.

Mildred Jones
Mildred Oleda McCane Jones, 73, of Mansfield, Ohio, died Saturday, July 10, 2004, at Crestwood Care Center in Shelby, following an extended illness. Born April 9, 1931, in Lewis County, she was a daughter of the late Phineas and Ethel McDaniel McCane Hampton. She was retired from Therm-O-Disc and was a member of the Springmill Church of God. Services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at Gaydos Funeral Home in Vanceburg. Dr. Bruce Philippi officiated with burial in Lewis County Memory Gardens at Black Oak.

Clarence Kielman
Clarence M. "Doc" Kielman, 75, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at EMH Regional Medical Center following a short illness. Born in Vanceburg, he was a son of the late Burche and Anna Polley Keilman. He was retired from General Motors Fisher Guide Plant in 1985. He was a US Air Force veteran serving as a staff sergeant during the Korean War. He was a member of Amvets Post 32, VFW Post 1079, American Legion in Wellington, Elyria Eagles Club, United Polish Club and Frank Harmon Masonic Lodge. Services were conducted Friday, July 2, at 11:00 a.m. at David Bogner Family Funeral Home in North Ridgeville. Rev. Bill Shomo officiated with burial in River Road Cemetery in Lagrange Township. Military graveside rites were accorded by VFW Post 1079.

Bertha McCoy
Bertha McCoy, 87, of Vanceburg, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at Fleming County Hospital. Born August 18, 1916, in Rowan County, she was a daughter of the late John and Nancy Thurman Gilliam, and the widow of Bowman McCoy Sr., who died in 1978. She was a homemaker and a member of Petersville Church of Christ. Services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at Gaydos Funeral Home in Vanceburg. Fred Garrett and Arnold Howell will officiate with burial in Bowman McCoy Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, and from 8:00 a.m. until the hour of services Saturday at the funeral home.

Rickie Smith
Rickie Smith, 44, of Vanceburg, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 17, 2004, at St. Claire Medical center. Born January 2, 1960, in Rensselaer, Indiana, he was a son of Lula Mae McFarland Smith of Vanceburg and the late George Smith. He was a self-employed carpenter and attended Lloyd Ridge Pentecostal Church. Services were conducted Sunday, July 25, at 1:00 p.m., at Lloyd Ridge Pentecostal Church. Bro. Mark Cassidy officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of Dickerson Funeral Home in Vanceburg.

Jessie Brown
Jessie Alma Brown, 69, of Burnside, died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at Vanceburg Rehabilitation and Health Center. Born March 28, 1935, at Laurel Fork, she was a daughter of the late Amos and Lillie Mae Smith Nolen, and was the wife of 16 years of Doyle E. Brown. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion Community Church. Services were conducted Wednesday, July 21, at 11:00 a.m., at Dickerson Funeral Home in Vanceburg. Pastor Homer Nolen officiated with burial in Nolen Cemetery at Laurel.

Phyllis Cooper
Phyllis Geraldine "Ma" Cooper, 65, of Attica, Ohio, died unexpectedly Friday, July 2, 2004. Born May 14, 1939, in Burtonville, she was a daughter of the late Johnny H. and Christine Cox McKee, and was the widow of James Ralph Cooper who died in 1996. She was a factory worker for many years and last worked at MTD in Willard, Ohio. She attended Ripley Chapel in Greenwich and Wright's Chapel in Garrison. Services were conducted Tuesday, July 6, at 1:00 p.m. at Dickerson Funeral Home in Vanceburg. Pastors Clarence Hall and Joe Walter officiated with Tony Cooper assisting. Burial was in Cooper-Willis Cemetery. Arrangements in Ohio were under the direction of Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home in Bucyrus.

Homer Lawhun
Homer Stanley Lawhun, 61, of Batavia, Ohio, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at Clermont Mercy Hospital in Batavia, following an extended illness. Born April 24, 1943, at Garrison, he was a son of the late Stanley Lawhun and Goldie Clark Lawhun Royal. Services were conducted Saturday, July 17, at 1:00 p.m., at Dickerson Funeral Home in Vanceburg. Rev. Nelson Evans officiated.

Thelma Polley
Thelma Maxine Polley, 73, of Vanceburg, died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at her home. Born July 30, 1930, in Vanceburg, she was a daughter of the late Charles J. and Inez Irene Tolle King Sr. She was retired from US Shoe Corporation after 35 years of service as a barber trimmer and attended Black Oak Christian Church. Services were conducted Tuesday, July 27, at 1:00 p.m., at Dickerson Funeral Home in Vanceburg. Rev. Nathan Robinson officiated with burial in Lewis County Memory Gardens at Black Oak.

Alice Cooley
Alice Lee Colemire Cooley, 76, of Maysville, died Friday, July 9, 2004, at Maysville Extended Care Facility. Born August 24, 1927, in Nicholas County, she was a daughter of the late William Buck and Nettie Lee Smith Colemire, and was the widow of Harlan Cooley, who died in 1998. She worked at January and Wood for 24 years. Services were conducted Tuesday, July 13, at 1:00 p.m., at Barbour and Son Funeral Home in Tollesboro. Carl McCann officiated with burial in Hillcrest Garden of Memories in Mason County.

Harold Donley
Harold Lloyd Donley, 74, of Augusta, died Friday, June 24, 2004, at Augusta Health Care. Born May 30, 1930, in Lewis County, he was a son of the late Alvin Conley and Lillian Parker. He worked at Carnation Milk Company for several years and was a caregiver for his mother. He also worked for people in the Tollesboro and Maysville area doing yard work. He attended Tollesboro United Methodist Church and Calavary Temple. He was a US Army veteran serving in Korea. Services were conducted Sunday, June 27, at 2:00 p.m. at Barbour and Son Funeral Home in Tollesboro. Bro. Omar Hamlin Jr. officiated with burial in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.

Edna Rayburn
Edna Lorene Gilliam Rayburn, 85, of Olive Hill, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at the Life Care Center in Morehead. Born March 6, 1919, in Lewis County, she was a daughter of the late Chester and Molly Ackers Gilliam, and was the widow of Thomas "Tomo" Rayburn. She was a homemaker and attended Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Services were conducted Saturday, July 3, at 2:00 p.m., at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill. Delmar Logan Jr., John Jordan and Virgil Masters officiated with burial in Walnust Grove Cemetery in Lewis County.

Donald Gilbert
Donald "Mack" Gilbert, 64, of Vanceburg, died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio, following an extended illness. Born June 28, 1940, in Lewis County, he was a son of the late Nathan Gilbert and Goldie Carrington, and was the husband of 44 years of Betty Sartin Gilbert. Services were conducted Wednesday, July 21, at 1:00 p.m., at Gaydos Funeral Home in Vanceburg. Bro. Jerry L. Blevins officiated with burial in Lewis County Memory Gardens at Black Oak.

Robert Workman
Robert Joseph "Duck" Workman, 48, of Covington, died Saturday, September 11, 2004, at his home. Born March 6, 1956, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was a son of Phyllis McGinnis of Vanceburg and the late Rexal Eugene Workman. He was employed in maintenance at Florence Mall. Services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 16, at Garrison Funeral Chapel. Bro. Shannon Stone officiated with burial in Jordan Cemetery on Trace in Lewis County.

Donald Willis
Donald H. Willis Jr., 41, of Vanceburg, died Wednesday, September 15, 2004, at Meadowview Regional Medical Center in Maysville. Born February 20, 1963, in Portsmouth, Ohio, he was a son of the late Donald H. "Red" Willis Sr. and Dessie Marie Adams. He was a member of Southern Manor Baptist Church. Services were conducted Saturday, September 18, at 1:00 p.m. at Gaydos Funeral Home in Vanceburg. Rev. Al Owens officiated with burial in Lewis County Memory Gardens at Black Oak.

Dorothy Fullerton
Dorothy "Dottie" Abygail Fullerton, 90, of Vanceburg, formerly of San Jose. California, died Saturday, September 18, 2004, at her home, following an extended illness. Born December 24, 1913, in Lewis County, she was a daughter of the late Watt A. and Sophie Bloomfield Fannin, and was the wife of 67 years of Arthur L. Fullerton. She had worked as an associate with Sears and Roebuck. She was a member of Vanceburg United Methodist Church. Services were conducted Tuesday, September 21, at 10:00 a.m. at Vanceburg United Methodist Church. Rev. Jim Vaden officiated. Burial was Thursday, September 23, in Oak Hill Memorial Park in San Jose. Arrangements were under the direction of Gaydos Funeral Home in Vanceburg.

Mabel Stevens
Mabel Marie Miller Stevens, 88, of Morehead, died Wednesday, September 15, 2004, at King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. Born June 24, 1916, in Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Kirby and Della Conley Miller, and was the widow of Claude Stevens. She was a homemaker and a member of United Methodist Church of Morehead. Services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, September 19, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill. Clyde Holbrook officiated with burial in Morgan Cemetery in Emerson.

William Alcorn Sr.
William Grant Alcorn Sr., 63 of Fingerboard Road, Vanceburg, died Wednesday, October 6, 2004, at 1:25 a.m., at Vanceburg Rehabilitation and Health Center, following an extended illness. Born October 27, 1940, in Lewis County, he was a son of the late Cleat Alcorn and Ida Mae Snyder. He was a retired timber worker. Services will be conducted Saturday, October 9, at 11:00 a.m., at Gaydos Funeral Home in Vanceburg. Bro. Bobby Staggs will officiate with burial in Holly Cemetery in Lewis County. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday, and from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of services Saturday at the funeral home.

Marvin Esham Sr.
Marvin Thomas "Red" Esham Sr., 88, of Richmond, Ind., died Wednesday, September 15, 2004, at Golden Rule Nursing Center in Richmond. Born August 21, 1916, in Lewis County, he was a son of the late Everett B. and Lola M. Rouse Esham, and was the husband of 62 years of Pearl Sanford Ferguson Esham. He was an Army Air Corps veteran and was a master carpenter and building, working most of his career in Indiana. Services were conducted Saturday, September 18, at 1:00 p.m. at Urban-Winkler Funeral Home in Connersville, Indiana. Burial was in Union Cemetery with military graveside rites accorded by the Fayette County Color Guard.

James Tackett
James E. Tackett, 47, of Tollesboro, died Friday, September 17, 2004, at Fleming County Hospital in Flemingsburg. Born October 20, 1956, in mason County, he was a son of Georgia Ruth Pitts Tackett of Maysville and the late James Archie Tackett, and was the husband of Christal Thoroughman Tackett. He was a heavy equipment operator on construction projects. Services were conducted Monday, September 20, at 1:00 p.m. at Brell & Son Funeral Home in Maysille. Rev. Charles Walton officiated with burial in Bethel Church Cemetery at Ribolt.

Jesse Burriss
Jesse N. Burriss, 97, of Vanceburg, died Friday, September 24, 2004, at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. Born November 14, 1906, he was a son of the late Charles and Nettie Clark Burriss, and the widower of Delma Akers Burriss. He was a lifelong farmer and owner of a vegetable market for 15 years at Black Oak. He was a member of Bivens Chapel Church in Garrison. Services were conducted Tuesday, September 28, at 1:00 p.m., at Garrison Funeral Chapel. Sis. Wilma Erwin and Bro. Paul Pepoon officiated with burial in Black Oak Cemetery.

Bessie White
Bessie Christina "Betty" Geinger White, 91, formerly of Newark, Ohio, died Sunday, September 19, 2004, at the home of her daughter in Tollesboro. Born August 18, 1913, in Newark, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Hazel Hagerman Geinger, and was the widow of Clennie D. White who died in 1968. She was a switchboard operator for Licking County Memorial Hospital and a member of Central Christian Church in Newark. Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, September 22, at 2:00 p.m. at Wilson Cemetery in Newark. Dr. John O'Cull officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of Barbour and Son Funeral Home in Tollesboro.

Jerry Duzan
Jerry Calvin Duzan, 60, of Tollesboro, died Friday, September 10, 2004, at Ohio Valley Manor Nursing Home. Born November 2, 1943, at Carrs, he was the son of the late Carol and Hester Henderson Duzan, and the husband of 14 years of Rita Cahall Duzan. His first wife Sandy Elliott Duzan, died in 1987. He had worked at Moore and White Lumber for 34 years as a forklift operator. Services were conducted Monday, September 13, at Dickerson Funeral Home in Vanceburg. Rev. Milton Stanfield officiated with burial in Bethel Cemetery.


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