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April 9, 2001
MAYSVILLE – Samuel H. Ballard Jr., 50, of Maysville, died Friday at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Emma Poole Ballard. Services 1 p.m. Tuesday at Brell and Son Funeral Home. Burial in Concord Cemetery, Concord, Ky. Visitation after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
GERMANTOWN – Edwin E. Chinn, 77, of Germantown, died Saturday at Meadowview Regional Medical Center. He was the widower of Ida Berry Hinson Chinn. Services 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Palmer Funeral Home. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery in Germantown. Visitation 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials to Germantown Christian Church c/o Carol Jean Davis.
FLEMINGSBURG – Miss Marguerite Davis, 91, of Hillsboro, Ohio, formerly of Flemingsburg, died Saturday in Hillsboro. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Boone-Nickell Funeral Home. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Visitation after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials to the First Church of Christ, P.O. Box 157, Winchester, Ohio 45697.
BROOKSVILLE – Mrs. Margaret Ellen Flynn Fannin, 74, of Brooksville died Friday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. She is survived by her husband, Vernell Fannin. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday at Moore and Parker Funeral Home in Brooksville. Burial in Neave Cemetery, Falmouth. Visitation 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials to Powersville Christian Church, c/o Gladys England, 308 Frankfort St., Brooksville, Ky. 41004.
MAYSVILLE – Walter “Tater” Gallenstein, 81, of Washington, Ky. died Saturday at his residence. He was the widower of Henrietta Rose “Pug” Gallenstein. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Patrick Church in Maysville. Burial in Saint Patrick Cemetery. Visitation after 5 p.m. Tuesday at Brell and Son Funeral Home. Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Memorials to Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville or St. Patrick School, 318 Limestone St., Maysville 41056.
WEST UNION, Ohio – Jack Hilterbran, 63, of West Union, died Saturday at the VA Medical Center in Cincinnati. He is survived by his wife, Norma Hilterbran. Services 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Beam Funeral Home. Burial in Locust Grove Cemetery. Visitation 5-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Masonic Services at 8:30 p.m.
WEST UNION, Ohio – Mrs. Kathryn E. Miller, 74, of Winchester, Ohio, died Friday at the Adams County Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Wallace Miller. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Beam Funeral Home, West Union. Burial in Cherry Fork Cemetery. Visitation noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
WEST UNION, Ohio – Harold E. Scott, 89, of West Union, died Friday at his home. He is survived by his wife, Sadie Foster Scott. Services 2 p.m. Thursday at the Beam Funeral Home. Burial in West Union Village Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials to West Union United Methodist Church.
MOREHEAD – Mrs. Dorma France Utterback, 79, of Mount Carmel, died Saturday at her residence. She was the widow of John Buren Utterback. Services 2 p.m. today at the Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals. Burial in Brown Cemetery. Visitation anytime before the funeral today. Memorials to Hospice of Hope, Maysville.
TOLLESBORO – Arnold Clifton Walker, 88, of Tollesboro, died Saturday at Continental Manor Nursing Home, Blanchester, Ohio. He was the widower of Georgia Elizabeth Kabler Walker. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Pine Valley Christian Church. Burial in the Hillcrest Garden of Memories. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Barbour and Son Funeral Home, Tollesboro.
June 19, 2001
FLEMINGSBURG – Mrs. Marguerite Williams Hart, 81, of Flemingsburg, died Saturday at Fleming County Hospital. She was the widow of Marshall Frazee Hart. Services 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Flemingsburg Christian Church. Burial in Fleming County Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 p.m. today at the Boone-Nickell Funeral Home in Flemingsburg. Memorials to Flemingsburg Christian Church, P.O. Box 148, Flemingsburg, Ky., Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Road, Maysville, Ky. or Fleming County Hospital Auxiliary, 920 Elizaville Ave., Flemingsburg, Ky.
WEST UNION, Ohio – Russell Eugene Hughes, 56, of Manchester, Ohio, died Friday at the Adams County Hospital, West Union. Visitation was 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the Beam Funeral Home. Cremation will be held at a later date.
GEORGETOWN, Ohio – James Thomas Rolph Sr., 63, of Georgetown, died Friday at the Brown County General Hospital in Georgetown. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. today at the St. George Catholic Church in Georgetown. Visitation 9-10 a.m. today at the Cahall Funeral Home in Georgetown with a brief service at 10 a.m. Burial in Confidence Cemetery. Memorials to the St. George Catholic Church, 501 E. State St., Georgetown, Ohio 45121.
VANCEBURG – Robert U. Thurman, 74, of Vanceburg, died Saturday at his residence. He is survived by his wife Irene Griffitt Thurman. Services 1 p.m. today at the Dickerson Funeral Home in Vanceburg. Burial in McEldowney Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday evening and 8 a.m. until time of service today at the funeral home.
December 21, 2001
FLEMINGSBURG – Mrs. Lona Story Gardner, 88, of 406 South Main Cross, Flemingsburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at Fleming County Hospital. She was the widow of Robert H. Gardner.
Mrs. Gardner had been a secretary for the superintendent of the Fleming County schools. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She was born in Fleming County on Sept. 25, 1913, to the late Thomas and Rheubena Tripplett Story.
Surviving are a sister, Lillian Staggs of Flemingsburg; a niece whom she reared, Lynda Lou Gifford; and several nieces and nephews.
Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Denton-Workman Funeral Home with Rev. Ben Cain and Rev. Randy Coy officiating. Burial will be in Fleming County Cemetery.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Poplar Plains Methodist Church or Flemingsburg First United Methodist Church.
February 7, 2002
WEST UNION, Ohio – Ms. Sandy Allen, 52, of Bentonville, died Jan. 23 at home.
Ms. Allen will be cremated.
Arrangements by Lafferty Funeral Home.
RIPLEY, Ohio – Thomas Edward Berry, 54, of Aberdeen, Ohio, died Monday at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort.
Mr. Berry was a truck driver for the Standard Supply Co. in Maysville.
He was born in Maysville on Aug. 3, 1947, to the late Joseph and Mary White Berry.
Mr. Berry is survived by his wife, Sandy (Day) Berry; two sons, Kevin and Jaime Berry, both of Lexington; two stepchildren, Angela Mingee of West Union, Ohio, and David Jolley of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; four grandchildren, Cassie and Tiffany Spornhauer, Alexa Jolley and Devin Berry; and three sisters, Mary Rigdon of Manchester, Ohio, Kathy Helphenstine of Flemingsburg, and Janet Barnett of Maysville.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley. Interment will follow in Charter Oak Cemetery at Aberdeen.
Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
LEXINGTON – George Trent Blevins, 41, of Lexington, formerly of Maysville, died unexpectedly in Las Vegas of a massive heart attack.
Services 11 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel Baptist Church. Burial in Lexington Cemetery.
Visitation 4-8 p.m. Friday at W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland Drive, Lexington.
FLEMINGSBURG – James Lacey Meade Sr., 85, of Wallingford, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, in St. Claire Medical Center of Morehead.
Mr. Meade was a retired employee of General Motors and a veteran of the US Navy. He was a member of the Goddard Methodist Church.
He was born in Floyd County on April 22, 1916, to the late John P. and Mindy Howell Meade.
Surviving are his wife, Nora Stewart Meade; two sons, James L. Meade Jr. of Dale City, Va., and Len Meade of Palmetto, Fla.; two daughters, Joyce Ann Snider of Centralia, Ill., and Mona Kathryn Stuart of Flemingsburg; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kathryn Davis of Wyandott, Mich. and Katy Lee Allen of Beaver Creek, Ohio. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Hazel Ford, Lucille Allen and Gracie Hall; and six brothers, Ben Meade, John P. Meade, Willie Meade, Sam Akers, George Akers and John Akers.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Denton-Workman Funeral Home. Rev. Richard Short and Rev. Jack Ellis will officiate. Interment will be in Goddard Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
MAYSVILLE – Horace Nuss, 84, of Mason Pointe, died Tuesday morning at Ohio Valley Manor in Ripley.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Nuss.
Arrangements are incomplete at Knox and Brothers Funeral Home.
MAYSVILLE – Mrs. Geneva O’Cull Reed departed this life Feb. 5, 2002, in Maysville, Ky., being 73 years of age. She was born Aug. 10, 1928, in Lewis County, Ky., to the late George and Grace Thomas O’Cull. Geneva was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Vaughn Reed, one brother, George O’Cull Jr., and one sister, Eileen O’Cull Reid.
She is survived by a son, Steven Brent (Debbie), two beloved grandsons, Vaughn Thomas Reed, and Joseph Chancellor Reed, all of Annville, Ky.; four sisters, Phyllis (Bill) Campbell of Batavia, Ohio, Norma (Roscoe) May of Vanceburg, Anna (Don) Harover of Lexington, and Garnet (Shelby) Trimble of Maysville; three brothers, Edmond (Ethel Mae) O’Cull, Henry (Linda) O’Cull, both of Maysville, and Joe Frank O’Cull (Helen) of Eddyville, Ky.; and a sister-in-law, Lena May O’Cull of Fleming County; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
Geneva was a graduate of Orangeburg High School and Morehead State University, and was a devoted educator for 43 years mostly in Mason County, Ky.; however, she taught a short time in Bethel, Ohio. Her goal was for every child to read proficiently. She was a member of the NEA, KEA, and Mason County Retired Teachers Association. Geneva was a member of the Oakwoods Church of Christ where she was a devoted and faithful church worker in all aspects of the church life.
Geneva was a charter member of the Orangeburg Lioness Club. Geneva was a member of the Golden Needles Quilt Club and turned out stacks of quilts, piles of beautiful needlework, embroidery and clothing. One rarely saw her hands without a needle and thimble.
Geneva loved flowers of all descriptions and thoroughly enjoyed gardening and working in her yard.
In heaven all things are perfect, and we believe Geneva is quilting new robes and planting flowers in beautiful gardens.
Services for Geneva will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Orangeburg Christian Church with Bro. Sam Tatman and Rev. Claude Maggard officiating. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Calling hours will be between 5 and 9 p.m. today at Brell and Son Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.
The active pallbearers for Mrs. Reed will be fellow church members. They are Terry Earls, Bill Tolle, Jim Turner, John Turner, Marvin McKibben and Donnie Toller.
Serving as honorary pallbearers are her nephews which include Marty O’Cull, Kevin O’Cull, George Ross O’Cull, Andrew O’Cull, Jeff O’Cull, Tracy O’Cull, Mike Huff, Sam Huff, Tommy Reid, Tony Reid, Dale May, David Harover, Scott Trimble and Keith Trimble.
Donations may be made to the Oakwood Church of Christ, 7178 Polecat Pike, Maysville, Ky. 41056.
June 3, 2002
MAYSVILLE – Mrs. Beulah (Boo) Betts, 85, of Wadsworth Drive, Maysville, died Sunday at Meadowview Regional Medical Center. She was the widow of John. W. (Bill) Betts.
Arrangements are pending at Brell and Son Funeral Home.
MAYSVILLE – Riley Graves Howe Sr., 69, of Owen’s Pike, Lewisburg, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness. He is survived by his wife Hettie (Jerrie) Ashbrook Howe.
He was born in Lewisburg on February 23, 1933, to the late Olando Shay and Audrey Frances Collins Howe.
Mr. Howe graduated from Orangeburg High School in 1953 and served in the Army from 1953-1955.
He was a born-again Christian in 1960 and a member of Central Baptist Church. He was also a member of Grace Baptist and was currently attending Oakridge Baptist Church until the time of his illness.
Mr. Howe had three careers throughout his life, farming, over-the-road truck driver for Danbury Trucking for 18 years and was retired from the city of Maysville where he was a firefighter and EMT for 22 years. He retired as a result of disability in 1989.
The city of Maysville proclaimed Nov. 22, 1989 Ricky Howe Day and on Nov. 22, 1989 his name was included in the Division of Fire Prevention of Kentucky.
He was also a member of the American Legion Post #0005 in Flemingsburg.
Besides his wife he is survived by a son, Henry (Hank) James Howe of Maysville; two stepsons, Randy Kent McQueary of Lexington and Mark Scott McQueary of New Albany, Ind.; two stepdaughters, Tonia Burke Hawkins of Fleming County and Holly Rae Campbell of Mason County; two grandsons, Gabriel James and Charles Jacob Howe; six stepgrandchildren, Jessica Burke, Cameron, Kaitlyn and Hannah McQueary, Damian Campbell and a very special stepgrandson, just like one of his own, Austin Cody Campbell; a sister, Betty Keel of Granbury, Texas; three aunts, Dee Helvey of Maysville, Allilee Gabby of Miami, Fla. and Hazel Collins at Maysville Extended Care; two nieces and two nephews.
Mr. Howe was preceded in death by a son, Riley Graves Howe Jr., and his ex-wife, Alberta Purcell Howe and a brother, Franklin E. Howe Sr.
Services for Riley will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brell and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Sutton officiating. Interment in Hillcrest Garden of Memories at 9617 Mason Lewis Road with full military rites.
Visitation is today after 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Members of the Maysville Fire Department will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Riley Howe Sr. fund at U.S. Bank to help with expenses incurred as a result of his 13-year illness.
MAYSVILLE – Mrs. Hattie Bell Fryman Myers, 70, of Fleming Road, Maysville, died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday, June 2, at Meadowview Regional Medical Center. She was the widow of Wilford Owen Myers.
Arrangements are incomplete at Knox and Brothers Funeral Home.
WEST UNION, Ohio – Mrs. Nola Jane Potts, 77, of Portsmouth, Ohio, formerly of West Union, died Friday, May 31, at the Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Victor Potts.
Services are 2 p.m. today at Beam Funeral Home with Nancy Bassett officiating. Burial in the West Union Cemetery.
FLEMINGSBURG – Mrs. Ruby Thomas Rigdon, 89, of Wallingford, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at Fleming County Hospital.
Mrs. Rigdon was a housewife and the widow of Frank L. Rigdon who died Jan. 4, 1978.
She was born in Nicholas County on July 30, 1912, to the late Perry and Lilly Pierce Thomas.
Mrs. Rigdon is survived by four daughters, Ilene (Ray) Young of Gallatin, Tenn., Monnie (Ron) Elter of Route 1, Wallingford, Wilma (Richard) Smalley of Nicholasville and Carol (Jim) Hosier of Morehead; five sons, Bill (Loretta) Rigdon of Bushnell, Fla., Marion (Sue) Rigdon, Lonnie (Bonnie) Rigdon, Johnny (Sharon) Rigdon and Doug (Pat) Rigdon all of Hillsboro; one brother, Johnny Thomas of Muses Mills; two sisters, Georgia Harris and Cynthia Royse both of Hillsboro; a sister-in-law, Emma Day Thomas of Flemingsburg; 33 grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Hattie Belle Royse and two brothers, Clarence and Roy Thomas.
Services today at 1 p.m. at Boone-Nickell Funeral Home. Burial in Newman Cemetery.
ELIZAVILLE – Roy P. Thomas, 77, of Fairview, died at his home following an extended illness.
Mr. Thomas was a pipe fitter and a 50 year member of Local 452 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters of Lexington and a farmer.
Serving in World War II, SSgt Roy P. Thomas served with the 8th Army Air Force stationed in England and flying missions as a nose gunner on the B-24 over Germany.
Mr. Thomas was a member of the Favorite Lodge 581 and the Scottish Rite in Covington. He was also a member of the Oleika Temple in Lexington and was a Kentucky Colonel.
He is survived by a daughter, Patricia (Galen) Thomas Tolliver and a granddaughter, Mary Kate Tolliver.
Mr. Thomas was born in Adams County, Ohio to the late Florence and Walter Thomas.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Thomas and a brother, Ramon Thomas.
Mr. Thomas was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.
Services are Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Price Brothers Funeral Home in Elizaville. Burial in the Elizaville Cemetery with Masonic service.
Visitation today from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Route 1, Ewing, 41039.
Pallbearers will be Clyde Thomas, Gene Stewart, Clifton Riggs, James Meade, Bill Leet, T.R. Lewis, Harry Allison, Jamie Black, Buddy Curtis, Julian Hunt, Mark Wilder and Tracy Tolliver.
Honorary pallbearers are Jowana Fritz, Karen Carpenter and Angie Capps.
MAYSVILLE – James Woodrow (Jimmy) Werline, 83, of E. Linda Vista Drive, Manchester, Ohio, died at 11 a.m. Friday at his residence.
Mr. Werline was a tobacco and beef cattle farmer and had been a bus driver and custodian for the Ohio Valley school system. He was an avid and lifelong fan of the Cincinnati Reds.
Mr. Werline was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He was born in Lewis County on November 13, 1918, a son of the late Jacob and Lotte Spence Werline.
He is survived by his wife, Dewilda Jean Leming Werline; his son and daughter-in-law, James D. (Skip) and Dee Werline of Manchester; and his grandson, Andrew W. (Drew) Werline, also of Manchester. He is also survived by three brothers, Kenneth Werline of Rectorville, Howard Werline of Plumville and Delphine Werline of Trinity; and three sisters, Geneva Andrews of Westerville, Ohio, Lottie Pyle of West Union, Ohio, and Annie Kerr of Vandalia, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles Werline, Roy Werline, Willie Werline and Lewis Werline; and a sister who died in infancy.
Services will be held at Knox and Brothers Funeral Home at 2 p.m. today, with Rev. Owen Applegate officiating. Burial will be in the Manchester Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Andrew Werline, James D. (Skip) Werline, Patrick Denen, Kenneth Werline, Kenneth Eugene Werline, William Irwin and John Stier.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Werline Family Scholarship Fund, c/o Southern State Community College, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133.