Our Obituaries

Ruth D. Stidham

February 7, 1945 - February 13, 2018

RUTH D. STIDHAM, age 73, Cynthiana, died Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Bourbon County, February 7, 1945 to the late, Jessie Lee and Viola May Boyd David, she was a homemaker. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Ike Stidham; a son, Frankie Gene Sears; three brothers, Sydney...
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Martha Florence Withers Brooks

September 20, 1921 - February 12, 2018

MARTHA FLORENCE WITHERS BROOKS, age 96, Cynthiana, died Monday, February 12, 2018 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Harrison County, September 20, 1921 to the late George Withers and Frankie Withers. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ezra Marvin "Jack" Brooks and a son Donald Withers Brooks. She is survived by a son,...
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Herbert Allen Williams

April 26, 1967 - February 8, 2018

HERBERT ALLEN WILLIAMS, age 50, Cynthiana, died Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born in Lexington, April 26, 1967 to David E. and Judy Roberts Williams of Cynthiana, he was an employee of the Car Sales Key Auto and a member of Boyers United Methodist Chapel Church. He was preceded in death by his grandparents&...
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Teddy Louis Courtney

July 2, 1942 - February 4, 2018

TEDDY LOUIS COURTNEY, age 75, Cynthiana, died Sunday, February 4, 2018 at his residence. Born in Nicholas County, July 2, 1942 to the late Ronald J. and Sarah Irene Wagner Courtney, he was a farmer. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by, a granddaughter, Sandy Courtney; three brothers, Ronald T. Courtney, Vic Courtney and Benjamin...
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Jim Harris

May 24, 1941 - February 2, 2018

JIM HARRIS, age 76, Cynthiana, died Friday, February 2, 2018 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Carlisle, May 24, 1941 to the late Letcher and Clarine Harris, he was a retired Trane Company supervisor, a former Lexington Metro police office and was a member and served as a chairperson of the Trustee at Cynthiana First United Methodist Church. He is...
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Eudora Withers Wiley

June 16, 1924 - January 30, 2018

Eudora Withers Wiley, 93, passed away on January 30, 2018, surrounded by her family. Eudora was born and raised in Cynthiana, KY. She was born on June 16, 1924, to Ottis and Della Withers. A young woman ahead of her time, she graduated from Cynthiana High School at the age of 16 and attended business school in Cincinnati. She returned to Cynthiana and was a partner...
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Kenneth J. Hewitt

July 28, 1933 - January 29, 2018

KENNETH J. HEWITT, age 84, Cynthiana, died Monday, January 29, 2018 at Hospice Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Born in Syracuse, New York, July 28, 1933 to the late Alfred and Viola Reed Hewitt, he was a former Ladish employee but his passion was his small business of painting houses. Ken was a very proud United States Army Korean War veteran...
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Kay Whitaker

April 8, 1951 - January 24, 2018

KAY LYNN WHITAKER, age 66, Cynthiana, died Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Cedar Ridge Health Campus. Born in Harrison County, April 8, 1951 to the late J.B. Denniston and Ruth Slade Riggle, she was a former library assistant Eastside Elementary School. She is survived by her husband, Dale Whitaker; two daughters, Meghan Lynn (Troy) Roberts,...
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Gary Dale Helvey

March 6, 1947 - January 22, 2018

GARY DALE HELVEY, age 70, Cynthiana, died Monday, January 22, 2018 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Lexington, March 6, 1947 to the late Charles Nelson and Mary Gearhart Helvey, he was a jack of all trades, he mainly worked as a truck driver and later in life a security guard. Gary is so loved by family, friends and will be greatly missed. He is...
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Frances Sosbe

March 18, 1921 - January 21, 2018

FRANCES SOSBE, age 96, Cynthiana, died Sunday, January 21, 2018 at her son’s residence. Born in Harrison County, March 18, 1921 to the late Creed F. and Minnie Goodnight Wagoner, she was a homemaker and a farmer. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard P. Sosbe, Sr.; a brother, George R. Wagoner and three...
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Eugene Wright

March 14, 1930 - January 18, 2018

EUGENE “TED” WRIGHT, age 87, Lexington, died Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the Willows of Hamburg. Born in Harrison County, March 14, 1930 to the late Gordon and Nanny Lee Sadler Wright, he was retired from Webbers Sausage. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Banks Wright and a brother, James Everett Wright. ...
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Elnora Lee Franklin

April 6, 1926 - January 17, 2018

ELNORA LEE FRANKLIN, age 91, Cynthiana, died Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Norton Hospital in Louisville. Born in Mt. Sterling, April 6, 1926 t the late Jesse James and Elizabeth Manley Lee, she was a former employee of Top Value Stamps in Ohio and a member of Dayton Baptist Temple in Dayton, Ohio. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two...
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Robert Lee Debruler, Sr.

August 27, 1953 - January 15, 2018

ROBERT LEE DEBRULER,SR. age 64, Cynthiana, died Monday, January 15, 2018 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Harrison County, August 27, 1953 to Ida Louise Debruler Baker, he was a member of the Christian Faith Center. Besides his mother, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa May Debruler; a brother, William Edward Debruler and two sisters&...
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Edna Hyatt Rice

July 20, 1923 - January 15, 2018

EDNA HYATT RICE, age 94, Cynthiana, died Monday, January 15, 2018 at Cedar Ridge Health Campus. Born in London, July 20, 1923 to the late John and Mary Bishop Hyatt, she was a homemaker and loved bowling. She was a member of Cynthiana Baptist Church, the Goldenaires, Barlow Homemakers, Cynthiana Harrison County Garden Club and Harrison Memorial...
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Randall Clay Insko

March 11, 1960 - January 11, 2018


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Rosa B. Eckler

March 29, 1941 - January 11, 2018

ROSA B. ECKLER, age 76, passed away peacefully at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington on January 11, 2018 surrounded by family after a long battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). She was born on March 29, 1941 in Rockcastle County to the late Viola and Elbert B. Robinson. Rosa spent her life loving and caring for her husband, children, grandchildren...
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Gary Ross Price

June 5, 1957 - January 10, 2018

GARY ROSS PRICE, age 60, Cynthiana, passed away peacefully at his home on January 10, 2018 surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on June 5, 1957 in Harrison County to the late George Lindsey and Jean Smith Price. Gary was a 1976 graduate of Harrison County High School and a member of Indian Creek Christian Church. He retired from...
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Allie Tod Morrison

August 21, 1935 - January 9, 2018

Allie Tod Morrison, 82, of Cynthiana, died Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at his residence. Born in Harrison County, August 21, 1935 to the late Henry Frank Morrison and Mary Morrison Giles. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Morrison; two sisters, Indie Simpson and Jane Wiggins and a brother, Clifton Morrison. He is...
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Charlotte Ann Taylor Northcutt

June 2, 1949 - January 6, 2018

Charlotte Ann Taylor Northcutt, 68, of Cynthiana, died Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Born in Carter County, June 2, 1949 to the late Ollie Taylor and Esta May Sturgill Taylor. She was a member of Indian Creek Christian Church and worked at E.D. Bullard Company for 39 and a half years. Besides her parents, she was preceded in...
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Brenda Kay Hitt Fryman Poe

August 25, 1948 - January 6, 2018

BRENDA KAY HITT FRYMAN POE, age 69, Cynthiana, died Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Robertson County, August 25, 1948 to the late William Richard and Ella Francis Mastin Hitt, she was a retired Home Health aide for WEDCO. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Wayne Hitt and her grandson,...
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John Lee Longwell

August 26, 1945 - January 3, 2018

JOHN LEE LONGWELL, age 72, Cynthiana, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at his residence. Born in Martinsville, West Virginia, August 26, 1945 to the late John and Amanda Longwell, he was a farmer. He is survived by two daughters, Paula Longwell and Amanda Longwell, both of Cynthiana. Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. View and...
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Brian E. Wiliams

August 27, 1951 - December 31, 2017

BRIAN E. WILLIAMS, 66, Cynthiana, died Sunday, December 31, 2017 at his residence. Born in Harrison County, August 27, 1951 to the late James L. and Winifred Powell Williams, he was a maintenance employee for Housing Authority of Cynthiana, a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church and was a Little League baseball coach for 39 years. Besides his parents&...
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Jacobi Kinta Cummins

February 2, 1978 - December 30, 2017

Jacobi Kinta Cummins, 39, of Lexington, formally of Cynthiana died December 30, 2017 at his residence. Born in Harrison County, February 2, 1978 to the late Kathleen Cummins and McCellan Robinson. Besides his father he is survived by his companion, Nokie Bowling; four children, Taron Cummins, Deovion Cummins, Logan Cummins and Lyiah Cummins; step...
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Geraldine Harvey

September 28, 1926 - December 28, 2017

GERALDINE HARVEY, age 91, Cynthiana, died Thursday, December 28, 2017 at the Robertson County Healthcare Facility in Mt. Olivet. Born in Harrison County, September 28, 1926 to the late Dan and Lillie Cain Whitley, she was a homemaker and attended Claysville Christian Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Kearns...
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Gertrude McGuire

May 12, 1939 - December 27, 2017

Gertrude "Trudy" McGuire, 78, died on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the Johnson Mathers Nursing Home, Carlisle, KY. She was born on May 12, 1939, the third daughter of the late John Cecil and Mary K. Sanders Mynear. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Ethel Mynear and three brothers-in-law, Donnie Jolly, Jim...
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Donald Thomas Kearns

January 30, 1935 - December 23, 2017

Donald Thomas Kearns, 82, husband of Eleanor Kearns, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born January 30, 1935, in Nicholas County, KY, he was the son of the late Raymond Bradford and Martha Dell Kearns. Survivors other than his wife include a son, Greg Kearns, Winchester, KY, and two daughters,...
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Eliza M. Blanton

August 16, 1942 - December 23, 2017

ELIZA M. “LIZ” BLANTON, age 75, of Cynthiana, died Saturday, December 23, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was born in Knox County, August 16, 1942 to the late Ancil and Martha Lawson Gatliff. She retired from the Johnson County Board of Education. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband,...
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Wanda Lee Rankin Henderson

August 4, 1933 - December 22, 2017

Wanda Lee Rankin Henderson, 84, of Cynthiana, died Friday, December 22, 2017 at Cedar Ridge Health Campus. Born in Harrison County, August 4, 1933 to the late Grover Herman Rankin and Madeline Jenkins Rankin. She was a member of Unity Christian Church, member of the Missions Committee, member of the Ladies Aid, past Sunday school secretary and church clerk....
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Charles R. Mason, Jr.

October 29, 1940 - December 21, 2017

CHARLES R. MASON, JR. age 77, Cynthiana, died Thursday, December 21, 2017 at his residence. Born in Harrison County, October 29, 1940 to the late Charles R., Sr. and Helen Feix Mason, he was a farmer and a member of St. Edward Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Heather Annette Mason and a son, Charles R. Mason III. He is...
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Dwayne Moody Bennett

April 13, 1956 - December 21, 2017

Dwayne "Doc" Moody Bennett, 61, of Cynthiana, died December 21, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Born in Harrison County, April 13, 1956 to Cordeilla Pope Bennett and the late Cecil Bennett. He worked in manufacturing for many years, was a member of Claysville Christian Church, Cynthiana Boot Stompers, Nothern Bluegrass Bowling Association...
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Julian Keith Beagle

August 7, 1940 - December 18, 2017

Julian Keith Beagle, 77, of Cynthiana, died December 18, 2017 at his residence. Born in Harrison County, August 7, 1940 to the late James Ross and Ella Mae Beagle. He was a member of Colemansville Christian Church, member of the Cynthiana Elks Lodge for 28 years, long time employee of Chevrolet garage, drove for Napa, retired from H. A. Jones and was an...
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Marcellus P. Custard, Jr.

March 24, 1960 - December 17, 2017

MARCELLUS PLEZZ “HANEY/GUS” CUSTARD, JR., was born March 24, 1960 to the late Elder Marcellus Plezz Custard, Sr. and Mother Rose Custard of Cynthiana. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Marie Fogle and brother, Clark Custard. Marcellus accepted Christ at an early age at Macedonia Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Joseph Ray. ...
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Richard Galen Hardin

June 23, 1936 - December 16, 2017

RICHARD GALEN HARDIN, age 81, died Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Dover Manor Nursing Home in Georgetown. Born in Harrison County, June 23, 1936 to William and Birdie Hardin, he was a retired Ladish employee. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Aline Slade Hardin; a son, Galen Hardin and a great granddaughter, Stacey Todd...
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Brian Thomas Judy

October 17, 1969 - December 8, 2017

BRIAN THOMAS JUDY, age 48, Frankfort, formerly of Cynthiana, died Friday, December 8, 2017 at his residence. Born in Cynthiana, October 17, 1969 to Lois Adams Judy and the late John Ronald Judy, he was an attorney, a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and a University of Kentucky Alumni. Brian received a Bachelor’s in Arts from the University of...
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Henry Monroe Brinker

June 18, 1942 - December 8, 2017

Henry "Monty" Monroe Brinker, 75, of Cynthiana, died December 8, 2017 at his residence. Born in Harrison County, June 18, 1942 to the late Henry Francis and Benita Mae Withers Brinker. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Brinker Ritchie. He is survived by his wife, Henrietta Brennan Brinker; two sons, Glen (Kim) Brinker...
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Steven Dean Hamm

February 10, 1961 - December 6, 2017

STEVEN DEAN HAMM, age 56, Georgetown, formerly of Cynthiana, died Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born in Cynthiana, February 10, 1961 to Wanda Faye Stephens Newman and the late Jack Steven Hamm, he was a self-employed painter. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his son, Jacob Clay...
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Joyce Jones Hiten

November 29, 1931 - December 5, 2017

Joyce Jones Hiten, 86, of Cynthiana, died December 5, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Harrison County, November 29, 1931 to the late Oscar and Lillie Lawrence Jones. She was a member of Leesburg Christian Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, John Paul Jones, Milford Lee Jones and Jimmy Jones. She is...
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Anthony Allen Arrowood

January 20, 1965 - December 3, 2017

Anthony Allen Arrowood, 51, of Cynthiana, died December 3, 2017 at his residence. Born in Fayette County, January 20, 1965 to the late Herb Arrowood and Sandra Lynn Garland Stroub. He is survived by his companion, Christina Ann Pergram; two daughters, Crystal Dawn Mastin and Samantha Joe Lynn Arrowood; two step-sons, Michael (Quintana) Pergram Jr. and...
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Frances Mae Ritchie Smith

March 24, 1930 - December 1, 2017

FRANCES MAE RITCHIE SMITH, age 87, Cynthiana, died Friday, December 1, 2017 at Johnson Mathers Nursing Home in Carlisle. Born in Nicholas County, March 24, 1930 to Jessie and Maybelle Jones Ritchie, she was a homemaker, farmer, a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, a former Harrison Memorial Hospital employee and sold real estate for Whalen...
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George Washington King, Jr.

May 30, 1929 - November 23, 2017

GEORGE WASHINGTON KING, JR, age 88, died Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Providence Pine Meadows in Lexington. Born in Georgetown, May 30, 1929 to the late George Washington and Cynda Sutton King, he was an off road serviceman employee for B.F. Goodrich and a member of the American Legion Post #429. George loved hunting, fishing, bluegrass music, square...
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Alma Loretta Jibb

April 10, 1934 - November 21, 2017

LORETTA JIBB, age 83, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Grand Haven Nursing Home. Born in Bracken County, April 10, 1934 to the late Martin and Sylvia McCarty Teegarden, she was a homemaker, member of Germantown Christian Church and loved cooking and farming. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, Homer Teegarden and an infant sister...
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Deloris Faye Rose

February 12, 1938 - November 19, 2017

Faye Rose, 79, of Cynthiana, died Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Harrison County, February 12, 1938 to the late Kenneth Paul and Letha Frances Moore Hill. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Walter Rose and a brother-in-law, Wayne Rose. She is survived by two sons, Kenny Rose and Joe ...
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Charles Edward Puckett

January 22, 1944 - November 18, 2017

CHARLES EDWARD PUCKETT, 73, Paris, died Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Dover Manor Nursing Home in Georgetown. Born in Bourbon County, January 22, 1944 to the late William and Virginia Tevis Puckett, he was retired welder, a member and deacon at Shawhan Baptist Church and had a passion for mowing and gardening with his wife. Besides his parents, he was...
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Gary L. Hill

November 13, 1948 - November 16, 2017

Gary L. Hill, 69, of Cynthiana, died Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Harrison County, November 13, 1948 to the late Ernest and Agnes Hill. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Hill and two nephews, Allen Hill and Darren Garrison. He is survived his wife, Debbie R. Hill; a son,...
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Gabriel Fowler

January 9, 2017 - November 15, 2017

Gabriel Ladick Fowler, infant son of Michael D. Fowler and Heather Ladick Cervas, died Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at his residence. Born in Franklin County, November 9, 2017. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Linda Jones Fowler and his maternal grandmother, Jamie Petrakis. Besides his parents he is survived by a brother, Brennan...
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Gary Lee Kennedy

May 18, 1951 - November 14, 2017

Gary Lee Kennedy, 66, of Cynthiana, died Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Grand Haven Nursing Home. Born in Scott County, May 18, 1951 to the late John Wallace Kennedy and Edith Fryman Kennedy. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lisa Jean Kennedy. He is survived by one son, Daniel Allen; two daughters, Elizabeth Sue,...
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John Brooking

October 30, 1948 - November 8, 2017

JOHN EDWARD “JOHNNY” BROOKING, age 69, Cynthiana, died Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Chateau at Mountain Crest Rehab and Nursing in Cincinnati, Ohio. Born in Cynthiana, October 30, 1948 to the late Robert Edward and Zelia Ginn Brooking, he was a self-employed auto mechanic, a member and a deacon of Connersville Christian Church and a...
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Albert F. Wiglesworth

April 13, 1939 - November 3, 2017

Albert F. "Happy" Wiglesworth, 78 , of Cynthiana, died November 3, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Born in Harrison County, April 13, 1939 to the late Ralph Wiglesworth and Erma V. Elliott Wiglesworth. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Roxie A. Wiglesworth and a brother, Ralph Edward Wiglesworth. He is...
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Judyth Kaye Tucker

January 18, 1947 - November 3, 2017

Judyth Kaye Tucker, 70, of Cynthiana, died November 3, 2017 at Saint Joseph Hospital. Born in Bracken County, January 18, 1947 to the late Albert "Newt" Thomas and Edith Persinger Thomas. She was a homemaker, member of Central Christian Church and proud Nanny. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three husbands, Cecil Powers, Eddie Roy Prather...
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Frances Aline Whitecotton

August 6, 1933 - October 28, 2017


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Mary Ann Kinney

March 26, 1935 - October 27, 2017

Mary Ann Kinney, 82, of Cynthiana, died October 27, 2017 at Baptist Health in Lexington. Born in Scott County, March 26, 1935 to the late Duard E. and Lillian Mae Phillips Baldwin. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Marian "Buddy" Baldwin and two sisters, Judy Coppage and Bobby Joe Varner. She is survived by her husband,...
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William Swinford Talbott

October 2, 1949 - October 23, 2017

William Swinford "Bill" Talbott, 67, of Cynthiana, died October 23, 2017 at his residence. Born in Harrison County, October 2, 1949 to the late William McKinley and Edythe Mae Adair Talbott. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Kenny Talbott and two sisters, Hazel Hall and Sue Talbott. William was served in the United States Army for...
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Michael Gagle

April 27, 1946 - October 22, 2017


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Charlotte LeJeune Carroll Whitaker

April 6, 1955 - October 19, 2017

CHARLOTTE LEJEUNE CARROLL WHITAKER, age 62, Cynthiana, died Thursday, October 19, 2017. Born in Cynthiana, April 6, 1955 to the late Charles and Helen “Buttons” Grater Carroll, she was a retired LPN for Edgemont Healthcare and a member of Cynthiana Christian Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, C.B. Carroll. ...
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Catherine Winburn Bills

July 31, 1931 - October 17, 2017

Catherine "Katie" Barnes Bills, 86, of Cynthiana, died October 17, 2017 at Cedar Ridge Health Campus. She was born in Bourbon County, July 31, 1931 to the late Ernest and Bertha Williams Winburn. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Bills and a brother, Thomas (Betty) Winburn. She is survived by a son, Jerry Barnes...
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Sarah Katherine Crump

October 15, 2017

SARAH KATHERINE CRUMP, age 60, Cynthiana, died Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Edgemont Healthcare. Born in Harrison County, February 3, 1957 to the late Eugene and Christine Fryman Crump, she was a former industrial maintenance worker, a member of Indian Creek Christian Church and loved woodworking and crafts. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death...
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Donna Lou Jones

July 19, 1952 - October 13, 2017

Rev. Donna Lou Jones, 65, of Lexington, formally of Cynthiana died Friday, October 13, 2017 at the University of Kentucky of Medical Center. She was born in Cynthiana, July 19, 1952 to the late Gilbert "Teddy" Jones. She was a retired ordained Methodist Minister. She is survived by her mother, Virginia Doris Garrison Jones, Cynthiana; two brothers,...
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Elmer Reed

October 3, 1931 - October 8, 2017

Elmer Reed, 86, of Cynthiana, died Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Grand Haven Nursing Home. He was born in Bourbon County, October 3, 1931 to the late Asa and Elizabeth Reed. He was a lifelong tobacco farmer and raised cattle. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Frances Henson Reed; a son. John Thomas Reed; two brothers, William Asa...
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Mark August Payton

July 26, 1956 - October 6, 2017

Mark August Payton, 61, of Cynthiana, died Friday, October 6, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 26, 1956 to the late Walter and Ellen Mae Payton. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Daniel Payton. He is survived by his fiancé, Janet Herr; two sons, Mark (Brenda...
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Richard Steven Perkins

May 3, 1951 - October 5, 2017

Richard "Steve" Steven Perkins, 66, of Cynthiana, died Wednesday, October 5, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Harrison County, May 3, 1951 to Richard C. and Helen Jean Coy Perkins. He was an avid horseman and member of the Antique Tractor Association, a retired employee of Lockheed Martin and after retirement, he joined a great work family at Lowes in...
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Donna Robinson Brunker Keisling

January 21, 1953 - September 22, 2017

Donna Robinson Brunker Keisling, 64 of Cynthiana, died Friday, September 22, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Bourbon County, January 21, 1953 to Ruby Wells Linville and the late Alvin Robinson. Besides her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Stephanie (Tracy) Welch; a brother, Marvin Robinson; a sister, JoAnn (Jimmy) Florence; three...
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Betty Jane Childers Lawson

March 9, 1927 - September 21, 2017

BETTY JANE CHILDERS LAWSON, age 90, Cynthiana, died Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Cedar Ridge Health Campus. Born in Garrett, Kentucky, March 9, 1927, to the late William Henry and Clara Petry Childers, she was a retired 3M Company employee and a member of Claysville Christian Church and the Cynthiana Homemakers. Besides her parents, she was...
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Eugene Willis, Jr.

September 7, 1951 - September 20, 2017

Eugene "Brewster" Willis Jr., 66 of Cynthiana, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was born in Harrison County, September 7, 1951 to Jeannie Custard Willis and the late Eugene Edward Willis Sr. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry N. Willis. Besides his mother, he is survived by four...
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Ethan Clay Earlywine

February 10, 1992 - September 15, 2017

Ethan Clay Earlywine, age 25, Mt. Olivet, died Friday, September 15, 2017 in Fayette County due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Harrison County, February 10, 1992 to Monte and Lisa Case Earlywine. He was a student at the University of Kentucky where he was studying Clinical Healthcare Administration, worked at Georgetown Community Hospital&...
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Daniel Paul Kiskaden

November 23, 1964 - September 14, 2017

Daniel Paul Kiskaden Sr., 52, of Cynthiana, died Thursday, September 14, 2017 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in Harrison County, November 23, 1964 to Janet Marie Massey Kiskaden and the late Ronald Thomas Kiskaden. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Donahue. He is survived by his wife,...
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Clay Thomas Sumpter

January 27, 1956 - September 11, 2017

Clay Thomas "Tommy" Sumpter, age 61, Cynthiana, died Monday, September 11, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Harrison County, January 27, 1956 to the late Arch and Bessie Lee Sumpter. He was an employee of the Harrison County Road Department for 27 years. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Sumpter and two sisters, Faye...
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Emma Lou Burden Ritchie

September 8, 2017

Emma Lou Burden Ritchie has gone from us on 8 Sep 2017 to her greater reward in a more heavenly place. Emma was born Aug 11, 1927 in Harrison Co. KY, the first born daughter of Grace Garrison and Vernis Burden. She married Junius Ritchie 24 Feb 1946. Junius and their son Jack completed her. She lived a farmer’s life working the fields, the cattle, and providing for her...
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Terry Gordon Evans

May 31, 1948 - August 29, 2017

Terry Gordon Evans, age 69, Cynthiana, died August 29, 2017 at Thompson Hood Veteran Center in Wilmore, Kentucky. Born in Grant County, May 31, 1948 to the late Lavana "Buck" and Lucille Willoby Evans. He was a devoted father, grandfather and worked as a truck driver and farmer. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard (Dicky) Lee...
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Betty Hopkins

March 4, 1958 - August 27, 2017

Betty C. Hopkins, age 59, Florence, died Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Saint Elizabeth Hospice. Born in Harrison County, March 4, 1958 to the late Lowell and Donia Fisher Fryman. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Hopkins; a daughter, Patricia (Spencer) Stewart, Winchester; a son, Ryan (Che) Hopkins, Missouri; a step-son, Eli (Amy) Hopkins...
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Lillie Mae Mitchell Carter

January 3, 1943 - August 25, 2017

LILLIE MAE MITCHELL CARTER, age 74, Mt. Olivet, died Friday, August 25, 2017 at Care Center at Kenton Pointe in Maysville. Born in Robertson County, January 13, 1943 to the late Alton and Enola Elizabeth Wells Mitchell, she was retired from 3M Company and a member of Kentontown Christian Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband&...
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Melissa Snapp Gammon

January 30, 1979 - August 25, 2017

MELISSA SNAPP GAMMON, age 38, Cynthiana, died Friday, August 25, 2017 due to injuries sustained from an automobile accident. Born in Harrison County, January 30, 1979 to James Snapp and Sharon Dennis Fowler, both of Harrison County, she was a factory worker and attended Cynthiana Christian Church. She was preceded in death by, Gary Gammon; maternal...
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Issac Shay Chambers

June 26, 1991 - August 14, 2017

Issac Shay Chambers, age 26, Cynthiana, died Sunday, August 13, 2017 due to injuries sustained from an automobile accident. He was born in Cynthiana on June 26, 1991. He was preceded in death by two cousins, Jeremy Todd Chambers and William Thomas Chambers and a grandfather, Albert Perraut. He is survived by his parents, Kim Chambers (Tony) Perraut; his...
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Charles Lewis Doyle

October 14, 1935 - August 13, 2017

Charles Lewis Doyle, age 81, Cynthiana, died Monday, August 14, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Harrison County, on October 14, 1935 to the late Orville and Annie Doyle. He was preceded in death by three brothers, David Doyle, A.J. Doyle and Donnie Doyle and two sisters, Eunice Moyers and Marjorie Fryman. He was active in the United States Army...
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Marion Burden

June 23, 1955 - August 10, 2017

MARION “D.O.” BURDEN, age 62, Cynthiana, died Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born in Cynthiana, June 23, 1955 to the late Marion “Luke” and Ardell Combs Burden, he was self-employed and a member of Cynthiana Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Paula Roles Burden; two sons...
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Matthew Allen Shelton

May 25, 1985 - August 8, 2017

Matthew Allen Shelton, age 32, Georgetown, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in Boone County. He was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 25, 1985 to Susan Jones Shelton. Besides his mother, he is survived by an uncle, David (Deborah) Jones, Sadieville and two cousins, Leslie (Paul) Waddelow, Sadieville and Christopher (Brittany) Jones of Georgetown. A...
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Russell Irvin

September 8, 1921 - August 7, 2017

Russell Irvin, age 95, Cynthiana, died Monday, August 7, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He was born in Bourbon County, September 8, 1921 to the late Jim Irvin and Erie Bea Million Irvin. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet Courtney Irvin and six brothers, James Irvin, Henry Irvin, Frank Irvin, Charles Irvin&...
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Russell Irvin

September 8, 1921 - August 7, 2017

Russell Irvin, age 95, Cynthiana, died Monday, August 7, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He was born in Bourbon County, September 8, 1921 to the late Jim Irvin and Erie Bea Million Irvin. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet Courtney Irvin and six brothers, James Irvin, Henry Irvin, Frank Irvin, Charles Irvin&...
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Jordon Trent Medlin

September 22, 1990 - August 6, 2017

Jordon Trent Medlin, age 26, Berry, died Sunday, August 6, 2017 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in Harrison County, September 22, 1990 to Larry and Donna Medlin. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Gayle and Gladys Maffet. Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Steven Medlin, Cynthiana; a...
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Joe Patton McKee

October 19, 1917 - August 6, 2017

Joe Patton McKee, age 88, Cynthiana, died Sunday August 6, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Harrison County, October 19, 1928 to William Julian and Nell Patton McKee. He was a lifelong member of the Cynthiana Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was farmer of the year in 1971 and member of the Beef Cattle Association. Besides his parents, he was preceded...
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Theodore Clay Custard

July 5, 1962 - August 4, 2017

THEODORE CLAY CUSTARD, age 55, entered this world on July 5, 1962 to Vivian and the late Sammy Custard. "Theo" or "TC" as he was affectionately called, was a 1981 graduate of Harrison County High and a veteran of the United States Army. He was a true, "Die Hard" UK Fan!!! He departed this life unexpectedly on August 4, 2017. Theodore is preceded in death by his father, Sammy; maternal...
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Walter Parks, Jr.

September 19, 1950 - July 24, 2017


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Garnett Fryman

March 24, 1943 - July 23, 2017

GARNETT W. FRYMAN, 74, died Sunday, July 23, 2017 at his residence in Cynthiana. He was born in Pendleton County, March 24, 1943 to the late Herman Lee and Flossie J. Platt Fryman. He was a lifetime farmer and employed by Eaton Foundries and Grede Perm Cast. He was a Kentucky Colonel. Garnett was a mentor and a Little League coach for three years. He was a Christian and worshiped at...
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Harvey J. Highlander

April 4, 1927 - July 20, 2017

HARVEY J. "JR" HIGHLANDER, age 90, Cynthiana, died Thursday, July 20, 2017 at his residence. Born in Grant County, April 4, 1927 to the late Harve and Nona Moore Highlander, he retired from the Harrison County Road Department as supervisor and was a member of Riverview Baptist Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Joyce Brooks Highlander, a son, Harold Taylor...
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Nicholas Hounchell

January 6, 1992 - July 9, 2017

Nicholas Clay Hounchell, age 25, Cynthiana, died Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Bourbon Community Hospital. Born in Mount Sterling, January 6, 1992 to Sonja Stanfield French and the late Darrin Hounchell. Besides his father, he is preceded in death by his grandfather, Hillman Stanfield. Besides his mother, he is survived by a sister, Kaci D. Baxter and his grandmother, Nancy Stanfield. A Funeral...
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Maj. Harold David Kearns USAF RET.

June 14, 1936 - July 9, 2017

MAJ. HAROLD DAVID KEARNS, USAF RET., 81, Cynthiana, died Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Cedar Ridge Health Campus. Born in Harrison County, June 14, 1936 to the late, Finnie and Vada Shumate Kearns, he was a retired pilot in the United States Air Force. Major Kearns was also retired from the 3M Company and a member of Cynthiana Baptist Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife,...
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Dwight Dillon Pulliam

September 6, 1953 - July 9, 2017

Dwight Dillon Pulliam, age 63, Cynthiana, died Sunday July 9, 2017 at his residence. Born in Jeffersonville, Indiana, September 6, 1953 to Velda Dillon Pulliam Martin and the late Rufus B. Pulliam. He was a retired employee of Toyota. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Rufus "Trippie" Bryan Pulliam III. Besides his mother, he is survived by his step father, Harold L....
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Kayla Brianne Whitaker

February 15, 1992 - July 8, 2017

Kayla Brianne Whitaker, age 25, Cynthiana, died Saturday July 8, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Children's Hospital. Born in Harrison County, February 15, 1992 to June (Jeff) Whitaker Grissom. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, William Glenn and Linda Whitaker. She is survived by a brother, Jereomy (Carolyn) Grissom, Lexington; four sisters, Amanda Grissom, Lexington, Jennifer...
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Amy Carol Hixson

November 7, 1968 - July 2, 2017

Amy Carol Hixson, age 48, Carlisle, died Sunday, July 2, 2017. She is survived by two sons, Zachariah Andrew Taylor Hixson and Zeb Hixon and a daughter, Zoe Hixon. Private Services will be at the convenience of the family. www.warefuneralhome.com.
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Alvin Harney, Jr.

January 7, 1948 - July 2, 2017

Alvin "Butch" Harney Jr., age 69, Cynthiana, died Sunday, July 2, 2017 at his residence. Born in Harrison County, January 7, 1948 to the late Alvin Harney Sr. and Stella Katherine Whirls Harney. He was a member of Central Christian Church, enjoyed fishing and was an avid Reds, Wildcats and Bengals fan. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Joan Enlow. He is survived by his...
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Evelyn Marie Morrison

June 16, 1938 - June 26, 2017

EVELYN MARIE MORRISON, age 79, Cynthiana, died Monday, June 26, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Harrison County, June 16, 1938 to the late Elgin and Marie Francis Whalen Crump, she was a retired Bullard Company employee. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Gilbert Crump, Jackie Crump, Billy Crump and Earl Crump. She is survived by her husband, Allie Tod...
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Ava Florence Gaunce

June 22, 2017 - June 22, 2017

AVA FLORENCE GAUNCE, daughter of Jonathan and Vonda Renea Gaunce, was stillborn Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Georgetown Community Hospital. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Jackie Kearns, Jr. Besides her parents, she is survived by a brother, Abram Gaunce; a sister, Adalyn Gaunce; paternal grandparents, Mike (Michele) Gaunce and maternal grandmother, Toni Rae Thompson. ...
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Faye Denise Wardlaw

August 24, 1987 - June 21, 2017

FAYE DENISE WARDLAW, age 29, of Cynthiana, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Norton Hospital in Louisville. She was born in Lexington, August 24, 1987 to Dan Wardlaw of Cynthiana and Teresa Riley of Louisville. Besides her parents, she is survived by three daughters, Natalia "Cami" Gonzales, Sophia Cassidy Wardlaw and Onalie Adkins; her husband, Zach Adkins; her step-mother, Shelia...
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Tommy Harris

May 1, 1946 - June 20, 2017


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Betty Jo Walters Faulkner

October 8, 1941 - June 16, 2017

BETTY JO WALTERS FAULKNER, age 75, Cynthiana, died Friday, June 16, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born in Fayette County, October 8, 1941 to the late Thomas and Thelma Dalton Walters, she was a self employed hairdresser and a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, J.P. Walters. She is survived by...
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Ayda Smith

May 14, 1931 - June 15, 2017

AYDA SMITH, age 86, Cynthiana, died Thursday, June 15, 2017 at her residence. Born in Porter, May 14, 1931 to the late Humphrey and Sara Francis Wright Marshall, she was a retired food service supervisor from the University of Kentucky. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Ray Smith; a son, Stanley William "Stan" Smith; a brother, William Humphrey "Bill"...
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Clemon Combs

October 19, 1941 - June 13, 2017

CLEMON COMBS, age 75, Cynthiana, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Baptist Health in Lexington. Born in Isom, October 19, 1941 to the late Orbin and Millie Stamper Combs, he was retired from Rainbo Baking Company. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Ray Combs and two grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Dickson Combs; three sons, Wayne Combs, Winchester,...
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Ricky Lee Sellers

May 17, 1958 - June 13, 2017

Ricky Lee "Spanky" Sellers, age 59, Cynthiana, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Saint Joseph Hospice Care. Born in Bracken County, May 17, 1958 to the late Chester Thomas and Margaret Alice Navarre Thomas. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Sellers and a grandson, Jackson Ryder Sellers. He is survived by a son, Dustin Martin Wayne Sellers, Cynthiana; four daughters...
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Betty Jean Figgins King

April 20, 1932 - June 13, 2017

BETTY JEAN FIGGINS KING, age 85, Cynthiana, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born in Bracken County, April 20, 1932 to the late George Earl and Martha Mae Perkins Figgins, she was a retired elementary school teacher, a volunteer for the Harrison Memorial Hospital Gift Shop and a member of the Cynthiana Baptist Church, Goldenaires Senior Group...
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Jack Marshall Smith

October 9, 1940 - June 13, 2017

Jack "Bob" Marshall Smith, age 76, Cynthiana, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at his residence. Born in Texas, October 9, 1940 to the late Jack Smith and Cora Marie Wolf. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Lee Smith. He is survived by a daughter, Jeanie Marie Hendricks, Cynthiana. Funeral Services will be at the convenience of the family. www.warefuneralhome.com.
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Jerry Russell Reed

June 5, 1986 - June 10, 2017


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