Our Obituaries

George R. Bradford

January 16, 1940 - April 24, 2018

GEORGE R. BRADFORD, age 78, Cynthiana, died Tuesday, April 24, 2018 died at his residence. Born in Harrison County, January 16, 1940 to the late George H. Bradford and Frances Robinson Bradford Jones, he was a retired engineer from Ladish, an avid car enthusiast, a Meals on Wheels volunteer and member of Elmarch United Methodist Church, Cynthiana...
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William Helsabeck

March 24, 1942 - April 12, 2018

William “Bill” Helsabeck died on April 12, 2018 after a short illness. He is survived by his wife Diana, two sons, Stephen (April) Helsabeck and Nathan Helsabeck, two grandchildren, Daniel and Evann. Three brothers, Ron (Nancy), Tim (Trish) and Tom Helsabeck, six nieces, Erin, Laurie, Wendy, Jessica, Leah and Sarah, four nephews&...
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Earl Pike

May 30, 1934 - April 3, 2018


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Amy Walker Barnes

August 29, 1929 - April 1, 2018

Amy Walker Barnes, age 88, Cynthiana, died Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Edgemont Health Care. Born in Robertson County, August 29, 1929 to the late John and Bertie Wright Fredrick. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three sons, Leonard Walker, Charlie Walker and Gary Walker; a daughter, Brenda Stewart; seven sisters, Ruby Setters,...
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Patricia Jones Williams

August 9, 1940 - March 31, 2018

Patricia Jones Williams, age 77, Cynthiana, died Saturday, March 31, 2018 at her residence. Born in Bourbon County, August 9, 1940 to the late Joel Edward “Buck” Jones Sr. and Lucille Hiten Jones. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Joel Edward “Buck” Jones Jr. and James Washington Jones and a sister-in-law&...
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Kenneth Burden

January 24, 1957 - March 31, 2018

Kenneth "Kenny" Ray Burden, age 61, Cynthiana, died Saturday, March 31, 2018 at his residence. Born in Harrison County, January 24, 1957 to the late Shirley Wagoner and Harry K. Burden. He was a farmer and owner and operator of Burden Trucking. Besides his father, he is survived by his wife of 42 years, Connie Burden; a son, Jeremy (Stephanie) Burden; a...
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Laura Ann Franklin

June 6, 1945 - March 30, 2018

Laura Ann Franklin, age 72, Cynthiana, died Friday, March 30, 2018 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Born in Harrison County, June 6, 1945 to the late Earl Morrison Jr. and Marjorie Lee Morris Morrison. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard C. Franklin Jr. and two brothers, Jerry L. Morrison and James E. Morrison...
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Will Kruse Baxter

November 30, 1936 - March 29, 2018

Will Kruse Baxter, age 81, Cynthiana, died Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Born in Mason County, November 30, 1936 to the late Robert and Hallie Lovel Payne Baxter. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lena Katherine Doyle Baxter; a grandson, Christopher Baxter; three brothers and two sisters. ...
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Margaret Maybelle Sweat-Powell

May 12, 1954 - March 29, 2018

Margaret Maybelle Sweat-Powell, age 63, Cynthiana, died Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Grand Haven Nursing Home in Cynthiana. Born in Richmond, Kentucky, May 12, 1954 to the late Edgar Sweat Sr. and Katie Elizabeth Walker Sweat. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, George Sweat, William Sweat and Edgar Sweat Jr. She is...
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Ricky Dale Culton, Sr.

December 5, 1956 - March 27, 2018

DALE CULTON, SR., age 61, Cynthiana, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Born in Richmond, Kentucky, December 5, 1956 to Louise Horn Culton of Paris and the late, Clifford Culton, he was a retired warehouseman for Avantor in Paris and a member of Journey Community Christian Church and the Yellow Mountain Hunting Club. He...
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Price Daniel Mitchell, Jr.

November 1, 1936 - March 24, 2018

REV. PRICE DANIEL MITCHELL, JR., age 81, Cynthiana, died Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lexington, November 1, 1936 to the late Rev. Price Daniel and Henley Sweat Mitchell and preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Mitchell. He was a retired minister over 50 years of ministry at St. James A.M.E. Church. He joined Quinn...
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Tony Williams

April 26, 1957 - March 21, 2018

Tony Williams, age 60, Cynthiana died Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at UK Medical Hospital in Lexington, KY. Born in Cynthiana, April 26, 1957 to Sue Faulconer Williams and the late Ernie Williams Tony was a member of the Cynthiana Christian Church where he was a deacon. Tony was a former TI Automotive/Bundy employee, KHSAA basketball official, Harrison County...
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Tony Williams

April 26, 1957 - March 21, 2018

Tony Williams, age 60, Cynthiana died Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at UK Medical Hospital in Lexington, KY. Born in Cynthiana, April 26, 1957 to Sue Faulconer Williams and the late Ernie Williams Tony was a member of the Cynthiana Christian Church where he was a deacon. Tony was a former TI Automotive/Bundy employee, KHSAA basketball official, Harrison County...
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Bruce L. Lahde

August 6, 1949 - March 20, 2018

BRUCE C. LAHDE, age 68, Cynthiana, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Georgetown Community Hospital. Born in Eveleth, Minnesota, August 6, 1949. He was a retired 3M maintenance employee and a member of the Paris Country Club. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Lahde; a son; a daughter; five step-children; a brother; a sister-in-law; five grandchildren and...
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Vivian Joyce Richardson

October 31, 1939 - March 18, 2018

VIVIAN JOYCE RICHARDSON, age 78, Cynthiana, died Sunday, March 18, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Born in Harrison County, October 31, 1939 to the late Jack and Margaret Cook Feeback, she was a homemaker and member of Irvingsville Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Betty Jacqueline Richardson and...
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Betty Bradford Clifford

September 18, 1927 - March 15, 2018

BETTY BRADFORD CLIFFORD, age 90, Cynthiana, died Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Cedar Ridge Health Campus. Born in Harrison County on September 18, 1927 to the late L.T. and Christine Bradford, she was a farmer’s wife, farmer and a loving mother to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Betty was a member of Sunrise Christian Church. Besides...
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Terry Wayne Canter

July 25, 1961 - March 14, 2018

TERRY WAYNE CANTER, age 53, Cynthiana, died Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Born in Lexington, July 25, 1961 to Edith Webb Richardson and to the late Bobby Canter, he was a former welder for Highland Hills Welding and was a volunteer staff and disc jockey for Cynthiana Rod Run, Drunken Monkey and Ned’s Bike Night. Besides...
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Margaret M. McCloskey

July 31, 1930 - March 10, 2018

Margaret (Peggy) M. McCloskey, age 87, passed away March 10, 2018 at Dover Manor Nursing Facility, Georgetown, KY. Born in New Paltz, NY on July 31, 1930 to the late Margaret and Irving Millham. Prior to moving to Kentucky, she resided in Florida where she enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She married John F. (Jack) McCloskey at St. Joseph Church in...
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Charles Orville Pugh

September 20, 1923 - March 9, 2018

CHARLES "BUSTER" ORVILLE PUGH, age 94, Cynthiana, died Friday, March 9, 2018 at his residence. Born in Lawrence, Indiana, September 20, 1923 to the late Charles Orville Pugh Sr. and Emma Agnes Rawlings Pugh. He enlisted in the United Stated Army in 1942 as a member of the Army Air Corps and then opted to transition into the United States Air Force after World War...
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Harold Edward Pulliam

November 10, 1928 - March 5, 2018

HAROLD EDWARD PULLIAM, age 89, Lexington, died Monday, March 5, 2018. Born in Harrison County, November 10, 1928 to the late Claude and Mabel Pulliam. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Pulliam; a son, Randy Edward Pulliam; two brothers, Richard and Junior Pulliam and a grandson, Thomas Florence III. He is survived by...
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Joyce C. Kelly

October 22, 1970 - March 4, 2018

JOYCE C. KELLY, age 47, Mt. Olivet, died Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Bourbon County, October 22, 1970 to the late Terry Vickers Conley and John (Judy) Conley. She was a member of Indian Creek Baptist church, former president of Phi Theta Kappa, sit on the board of regions for all of KCTCS schools and on the Mt. Olivet school...
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Anna Sue Nichols

March 6, 1930 - March 1, 2018

ANNA SUE (BEAN) NICHOLS, age 87, Cynthiana, died Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Harrison County, March 6, 1930 to the late Walker and Cora Tucker Bean, she was a factory worker, farmer and was a member of New Beginnings Church of Carlisle. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Mac...
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Dona Brown

February 4, 1957 - February 27, 2018

DONA BROWN, age 61, Cynthiana, died Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at her residence. She was born in Fayette County, February 4, 1957 to the late James L. and Lillian Marie Blackwell Smith. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Ben Smith and a brother, James Smith. She is survived by a son, James (Cynthia) Brown, Winchester; a...
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Shelia Ruth Rumford

April 23, 1961 - February 27, 2018

SHElIA RUTH RUMFORD, age 56, Milford, died Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at her residence. Born in Harrison County, April 23, 1961 to the late William John and Martha Wright Rumford. She is survived by two sisters, Doris Whalen and Marsha Wachter; three nieces, Rhoda Crump, Sierra Watcher and Sherri Franklin; two nephews, Gannon Crump and Tyler Franklin...
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Louise Shaw Hart

October 16, 1923 - February 23, 2018

LOUISE SHAW HART, age 94, Cynthiana, died Friday, February 23, 2018 at Grand Haven Nursing Home. Born in Bourbon County, October 16, 1923 to the late, Marion and Maude Small Shaw, she was a homemaker and a member of Indian Creek Christian Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert D. Hart and four siblings,...
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Montgomery Northcutt

October 8, 1933 - February 22, 2018

MONTGOMERY LEE NORTHCUTT, age 84, Cynthiana, died Thursday, February 22, 2018 at his residence. Born in Harrison County, October 8, 1933 to the late Benjamin Lewis and Lucille Harney McNees, he was a self-employed contractor and a member of Indian Creek Christian Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by, a brother, Stanley Ray Northcutt...
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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 Bourbon 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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Leslie Alexis Jade Cummins

October 13, 1996 - February 10, 2018

LESLIE ALEXIS JADE CUMMINS, age 21, Cynthiana, died Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Born in Harrison County, October 13, 1996 to Harold (Amy) Sidle Sr. and Laura Beth Cummins. Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, Dustin Lee Knight; two sons, Bradley Alec Cummins and Braxton Lee Knight; a daughter&...
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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. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa May Debruler; a brother, William Edward Debruler and two sisters, Dorothy Young and...
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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. He was a 1996 graduate of Harrison County High School. Besides his father he is survived by his companion, Nokie Bowling; four children, Taron Cummins,...
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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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Margie Ann Iseman

February 11, 1943 - December 17, 2017

Margie Ann Iseman, 74, of Cynthiana, died December 17, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hosptial. Born in Clay County, West Virginia, February 11, 1943 to the late William McClaughlin and Lorena Coulter McCaughlin. She attended Living Hope Assembly of God and was a truck driver for over 20 years. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Walter...
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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. Happy was a retired tobacco grader for the USDA. He was employed by Kentucky’s Best Cigarette company and was a member of the Cynthiana Elks lodge. ...
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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

Frances Aline Brogli Whitecotton, 84, of Cynthiana, died October 28, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Scott County, August 6, 1933 to the late Melvin and Violet Dunn Hampton. She was a member of Cynthiana Baptist Church and of the retirees Tuesday euchre group. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, father of her children&...
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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, 68, 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; a...
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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 Thursday, 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 joined a new work family at Lowes in Georgetown. ...
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Ruth Riggle

September 23, 1917 - September 23, 2017

MRS. RUTH SLADE RIGGLE, 99, of Cynthiana, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Edgemont Healthcare. She was born in Harrison County, September 23, 1917 to the late John W. Slade and Henrietta Meek Slade. Mrs. Riggle was a retired clerk for the Cynthiana Water Department and a member of the Cynthiana Christian Church. She is survived by a daughter, Kay (Dale)...
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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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Richard D. Forsythe

November 12, 1941 - September 12, 2017

RICHARD D. FORSYTHE, age 75, Cynthiana died Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at his residence. Born in Cynthiana, November 12, 1941 to the late Anthony and Lillian Courtney Forsythe, he was a retired IBM employee. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by, three brothers, Harold Forsythe, Elwood Forsythe and Charles Forsythe. He is survived by his...
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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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Betty C. Moore

March 28, 1934 - August 29, 2017

BETTY CHRISTEEN MOORE, age 83, Cynthiana, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Grand Haven Nursing Home. Born in Cynthiana, March 28, 1934 to the late Will and Allena Clifford Mattox, she was a nurse’s aide and a member of Lair United Methodist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas Moore; a brother,...
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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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