Our Obituaries

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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Shawna O'Brien

October 18, 1958 - June 10, 2017

Shawna O'Brien, age 58, Williamstown, died Saturday, June 10, 2017 at her residence. Born in Harrison County, October 18, 1958 to Donald Shaw and Patricia Wiglesworth Shaw Marino. She preceded in death by her husband, Donnie O'Brien. She is survived by two brothers, Donnie (Robin) Shaw and Mike (Heather) Shaw; two sisters, Robin (Bill) Kuster and Pamela Stoner; three step-sisters, Kim...
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James W. Fryman

March 4, 1934 - June 10, 2017

JAMES W. FRYMAN, age 83, Cynthiana, died Saturday, June 10, 2017 at his residence. Born in Nicholas County, March 4, 1934 to the late William Lee and Helen Jones Fryman, he was a farmer. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert Fryman and Donnie Rose Fryman and a sister, Anna Mae Clark. He is survived by his wife, Mary Helen Collins Fryman; two sons, Daryl ...
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Jimmy Russell Kearns

January 1, 1951 - June 6, 2017


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Minnie A. Richardson Strausbaugh

July 19, 1931 - June 3, 2017

MINNIE A. RICHARDSON STRAUSBAUGH, age 85, Cynthiana, died Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Grand Haven Nursing Home. Born in Harrison County, July 19, 1931 to the late Robert and Virgie Mulligan Richardson, she was a restaurant server and cashier, housekeeper at Edgemont Healthcare Nursing Home and a member of Victory Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands,...
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Lowell Wayne Rose

December 3, 1944 - June 2, 2017

LOWELL WAYNE ROSE, age 72, Cynthiana, died Friday, June 2, 2017 at his residence. Born in Harrison County, December 3, 1944 to the late Oliver and Georgia Blythe Rose, he was a brick mason and a United States Navy veteran. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Tonya Dean Rose; a brother, John Walter Rose and a great grandchild, Sadie Mae Rose. He is survived by his wife...
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Mary Lee Harney Fryman

June 17, 1968 - June 2, 2017

MARY LEE HARNEY FRYMAN, age 48, Cynthiana, died Friday, June 2, 2017 at her residence. Born in Harrison County, June 17, 1968 to Aubrey and Brenda Jo Garrett Harney of Cynthiana, she was a former employer of Old McDonald's Dairy Barn, Big Lots, Hardee's and Ken's deli, a homemaker and a member of Oakwood Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her son, Joseph Allen Fryman and a brother,...
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Jacquette Hopkins

January 30, 1936 - June 1, 2017

Jacquette "Jackie" Hopkins, age 81, Cynthiana, died Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Robertson County Healthcare. Born in Harrison County, January 30, 1936 to the late Alvin and Clara Ritchie Heflin, she was a homemaker and member of Indian Creek Christian Church. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Zeb Hopkins Jr. and a brother, Pat Heflin. She is survived by two sons,...
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Julia Faye Johnson

May 14, 1955 - May 31, 2017

JULIA FAYE JOHNSON, age 62, Cynthiana, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Born in Irvin, May 14, 1955 to Mayme Elizabeth Willis Johnson of Mt. Sterling and the late John Hindman Johnson, Sr. , she was a secretary and a member of Christian Faith Center. She was preceded in death by her four children, Timothy Neace, Ernest Neace, Cynthia Neace and Anthony Campbell and a brother, James Herschel Johnson...
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James Osborne

May 23, 1937 - May 30, 2017

James Osborne, age 80, Millersburg, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Kenton Pointe in Maysville. Born in Newport, May 23, 1937 to the late Charles and Elizabeth Harris Osborne. He retired from Kent Corporation where he was a foreman. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sheryl Peno Osborne and a brother, David Osborne. He is survived by four sons, James (Jeannie) Richard...
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Kelly Grubbs

April 21, 1939 - May 30, 2017

KELLY GRUBBS, age 78, Cynthiana, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at UK Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. Born in Knott County, KY, April 21, 1939 to the late David Wayne and Lissie Gibson Grubbs, he worked at Kawneer for 10 years, went to Cynthiana Fire Department until Eaton Corporation opened in 1971 and retired from Grede Perm Cast in 2001, was a member of Boyd United Methodist Church and...
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James Arnold Brown

November 1, 1930 - May 29, 2017

JAMES ARNOLD "JIM" BROWN, age 86, Cynthiana, died Monday, May 29, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He was born in Magoffin County, Kentucky on November 1, 1930 to the late Judge Frank and Celia Arnett Brown. Mr. Brown attended the University of Kentucky where he was involved in the ROTC and after graduation joined the United States Air Force where he became a pilot from 1953 till 1954. On...
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Nellie Ruth Hensley

January 22, 1953 - May 25, 2017

Nellie Ruth Hensley, age 64, Berry, died Thursday, May 25, 2017 at her residence. Born in Kenton County, January 22, 1953 to the late James Oliver Pike Sr. and Nellie Olen Williamson Pike. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Pike; three sisters, Mildred Navarro, Martha Pike and Gracie Ellen Pike and two grandsons, Aaron Isaacs and Jeffery Isaacs. She is...
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Asa Carl Whisman

March 5, 1955 - May 24, 2017

Asa Carl Whisman, age 62, Granger, formerly of Cynthiana, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Wolfe County, March 5, 1955 to the late Cortis and Wilma Jean Peyton Whisman. Asa was self employed, he worked construction, landscaping, picked tobacco and worked in greenhouse. He enjoyed working on and tinkering with cars and spending time with his family. Besides his parents...
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Ronnie Lee Arnold, Sr.

January 17, 1954 - May 24, 2017

RONNIE LEE ARNOLD, SR., age 63, Cynthiana, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at his residence. Born in Mt. Sterling, January 17, 1954 to the late Earl Stone and Ethel Mae Jones Arnold, he was a auto mechanic. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Danny Arnold, Sr. and Charles Arnold, Sr. He was married to Jean Arnold of Paris for 44 years and survived by two sons, Jeremy ...
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Donald Mills

April 26, 1937 - May 24, 2017

Donald Mills, age 80, Cynthiana, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at his residence. Born in Warren, Ohio, April 26, 1937 to the late Frank Boyd Mills and Genevieve Buchmeier Mills. He was a retired Finance Director for the Harrison County School System and a member of the Creative Camera Club. He is survived by his wife, Maryann McConnell Mills; two daughters, Melanie Marchese and Sheryl Fisher,...
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Elizabeth Faye McNees

November 30, 1963 - May 17, 2017

Elizabeth McNees, age 53, Paris, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Born in Harrison County, November 30, 1963 to Ina Rosalie Sheldon McNees of Cynthiana and the late Clarence Berry McNees. Besides her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, David Glenn McNees. Besides her mother, she is survived by her boyfriend of 15 years, Troy Saylor; a...
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Louise Simpson Richardson

November 28, 1935 - May 17, 2017

LOUISE SIMPSON RICHARDSON, age 81, daughter of Orville Simpson and Anna Stella Simpson passed on to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, surrounded by family. Survivors are husband of 61 years, J.L. Richardson; two daughters, Anna Joy Morgan and Judy Lynne (Larry) Pierce; one son, Kenneth Patrick (Kim) Richardson; six grandchildren, Cherity L. (Stephen Keath) Christopher, Russ (Butchie)...
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Helen Lucille Mastin

April 23, 1942 - May 17, 2017

HELEN LUCILLE MASTIN, age 75, Falmouth, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood. Born in Tennessee, April 23, 1942 to the late Lonell C. and Millie Brown Lowery, she was a self-employed home health provider and a member of Turner Ridge Southern Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Earl Mastin; two sons, Tommy Freeman...
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Millie Anna Barnett

October 13, 1959 - May 16, 2017

MILLIE ANNA BARNETT, age 57, Cynthiana, died Wednesday, May 16, 2017 at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. She was born in Cynthiana October 13, 1959 to the late Estill and Millie Francis Whirls Barnett. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Richard Barnett and a sister, Sheila Rose Barnett. She is survived by five brothers, Estill Wayne (Pam) Barnett,...
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William Proctor

August 25, 1943 - May 15, 2017


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John David Moore

November 26, 1949 - May 15, 2017

JOHN DAVID MOORE, age 67, Cynthiana, died Monday, May 15, 2017 at his residence. Born in Harrison County, November 26, 1949 to the late Russell Robert, Sr. and Lillian Dorothy Colston Moore, he was a farmer. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Fryman Moore; three brothers, Russell Robert Moore, Albert Lee Moore and Charles Moore and three sisters, Ruth Swinford,...
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Randy Ellis Whisman

July 8, 1965 - May 14, 2017

RANDY ELLIS WHISMAN, age 51, Cynthiana, died Sunday, May 14, 2017 at his residence. Born in Lexington, July 8, 1965 to the late Cortis and Wilma Jean Peyton Whisman, he was a retired farmer. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Donna Roberts, Shirley Banks and Paula Whisman. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Gail Whisman; five sons, Randy (Tasha) Whisman,...
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Wanda King

August 21, 1936 - May 13, 2017

Wanda "T" King, age 80, Berry, died Saturday, May 13, 2017 at her residence. Born in Bourbon County, August 21, 1936 to the late Clarence W. Rose and Talitha J. Fitzpatrick Rose. She was a former owner and operator of Brannock's Store in Kelat and a member of the Benson United Methodist Church and Quilting Club. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Lori J. Parks; four...
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Carolyn Lee Brooks

July 9, 1957 - May 12, 2017

CAROLYN LEE BROOKS, age 59, Cynthiana, died Friday, May 12, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Harrison County, July 9, 1957 to the late Charles Thomas and Ethel Lee Mattox Webb, she was a Better Business Bureau employee and a member of Central Christian Church. She is survived by her husband, Johnnie Brooks; two sons, Donald (Jamie) Webb; Yorktown, Virginia and Scott (Samantha)...
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Linda Holt

December 16, 1951 - May 10, 2017

LINDA HOLT, age, 65, Independence, died Thursday, May 10, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ft. Thomas. Born in Frenchburg, December 16, 1951 to the late Ray and Mable Johnson Arnett, she was a manager for Krispy Cream Donut and a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Ray Holt and a brother, George Kelly Arnett. She is survived by...
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Cecil Ray Wright

August 19, 1936 - May 9, 2017

CECIL RAY WRIGHT, age 80, Cynthiana, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Scott County, August 19, 1936 to the late Charley G. and Elizabeth Foreman Wright, he was a retiree from Grede Perm Cast. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles A. Wright, Gerald Thomas Wright and James Lee Wright and a grandchild, Lisa Mae Debruler. He is...
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Anna E. Foley

September 2, 1924 - May 7, 2017

Anna E. Foley, age 92, Cynthiana, died Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Cedar Ridge Health Campus. Born in Harrison County, September 2, 1924 to the late Willis Blackburn and Bessie Claypool Blackburn. She was a former sales clerk at Clara's Shop and the Style Shop, a receptionist at Dr. Don Kerr's office, a member of Sunrise Christian Church, the Harrison County Woman's Club, Harrison Memorial Hospital...
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Kathy Wiley

September 11, 1957 - April 26, 2017

Kathy Lynn Wiley, age 59, Cynthiana, died Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Harrison County, September 11, 1957 to the late Donald Wayne Laughin and Martha Ann Brooks Smith, she was a former Nurse for Hospice. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn Prather and a grandson, Landon Harmon. She is survived by a daughter, Tara Harmon,...
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Barbara Ann Watkins

October 29, 1942 - April 26, 2017

Barbara Ann Watkins, age 74, Lexington, died Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Baptist Health in Lexington. She was born in Harrison County, October 29, 1942 to the late Vernon T. and Marie Thompson Hicks, she was a retired employee of Harrison County Board of Education and member of Crosswoods Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Watkins. She is...
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Donald G. Grayson

September 3, 1937 - April 25, 2017

DONALD G. GRAYSON, age 79, Cynthiana, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Robertson County, September 3, 1937 to the late William Newton and Mary Lucy Bruin Grayson, he was a retired City of Cynthiana water plant employee. He is survived by two sons, Brian Leigh Grayson, Harrison County and Billy Dale Grayson, Lewisville, North Carolina; a daughter, Terri...
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Margaret J. Hayden

December 22, 1938 - April 23, 2017

MARGARET J. "MARGIE" HAYDEN, age 78, Cynthiana, died Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Baptist Health in Lexington. Born in Harrison County, December 22, 1938 to the late George Talbott and Joel Talbott Wash, she was retired from Grede Perm Cast and a member of St. James A.M.E. Church. She is survived by two sons, Iran C. (Hannah) Hayden, Cynthiana and Damon Hayden, Lexington; three daughters, Shasme...
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Shirley Wagoner

February 28, 1940 - April 21, 2017

SHIRLEY WAGONER, age 77, Richmond, formerly of Cynthiana, died Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Berea. Born in Cynthiana, February 28, 1940 to the late Claude and Ethel Mitchelltree Morrison, she was a former caregiver at Shady Lawn. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Wayne Wagoner; a brother, Charles Morrison and a...
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Richard Krystal Harney

March 14, 1964 - April 21, 2017

RICHARD ALLEN HARNEY, age 53, and KRYSTAL RENEE SUMPTER HARNEY, age 44, both of Cynthiana, died Friday, April 21, 2017 at their residence. Richard was born in Harrison County, March 14, 1964 to Aubrey Thomas Harney, Sr. and Brenda Jo Garnett Harney, he was a farmer. He was preceded in death by a nephew, Joseph Fryman and an uncle, Raymond Carr Garrett. Krystal was born in Harrison County,...
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Nancy Louise Argo

June 26, 1950 - April 20, 2017

NANCY LOUISE ARGO, age 66, Cynthiana, died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Cedar Ridge Health Campus. Born in Harrison County, June 26, 1950 to the late Harry Marshall and Ruby Jean Williams Slade, she was a loving mother and exceptional friend. She is survived by her spouse, John Martin Argo; a daughter, Audra Ruth (David Kuntz) Argo, Cynthiana and two grandchildren, John David Kuntz and Jessalyn...
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Nancy Marie Fallis

February 29, 1960 - April 18, 2017

NANCY MARIE "CHIGGER" FALLIS, age 57, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Born in Mason County, February 29, 1960, to the late John David and Nancy Carolyn "Mooney" Steele Fallis, she was a homemaker, caregiver for her mother, a LPN and a member of Antioch Christian Church, her faith was always utmost in her life, as was her love for music. She was multi...
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Billy Joe Lizer

October 1, 1942 - April 15, 2017

Billy Joe Lizer, age 74, Cynthiana, died Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He was born in Harrison County, October 1, 1942 to the late Cecil "Doc" and Margaret Carter Lizer, he was a farmer, former employee of Cudhay Foods and member of Indian Creek Christian Church. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry Thomas Lizer and Teddy Ray Lizer and a...
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James Clarence Works

August 25, 1951 - April 14, 2017

JAMES "J" WORKS passed away on April 14, 2017. J was born on August 25, 1951 and was the son of the late Jesse and Frances Pope Works. He is survived by two sisters, Brenda Frances Works, Cynthiana and Nancy (George Paul) Hehr, Cynthiana. J was a kind man and a good son to his mother and father and a dearly beloved brother. Services are private. Ware Funeral Home is handling arrangements....
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Charles Bryne Carroll III

September 3, 1951 - April 7, 2017

Charles Bryne Carroll III "C.B.", age 65, Cynthiana, died Friday, April 7, 2017 at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was born in Harrison County, September 3, 1951 to the late Charles B. and Helen Buttons Carroll. He was a self employed computer programmer and a member of Beaver Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Marilyn Hickman Carroll; a sister, Charlotte (Gary)...
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Richard Irwin Wheater III

February 2, 1975 - April 4, 2017

RICHARD IRWIN WHEATER III, age 42, Cynthiana, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born in Akron, Ohio February 2, 1975 to Richard Irwin (Barbara) Wheater, Jr. of Cynthiana and Sharon Sutton Wheater Cullion of Ohio, he had a passion for the outdoors, motorcycles, four-wheelers and loved his friends. Richard would visit Lake George in New York...
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Goldie Sowder

March 9, 1924 - April 4, 2017

Goldie Sowder, age 93, Cynthiana, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Cedar Ridge Health Campus. She was born in Harrison County, March 9, 1924 to the late Orie and Effie Laytart. She was a retired employee of Harrison Memorial Hospital after 25 years of service as a dietician and a member of Cynthiana Christian Church. Besides her parents, she was proceeded in death by her husband, Raymond Sowder;...
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Alfred John Doyle

February 1, 1933 - March 27, 2017

ALFRED JOHN "AJ" DOYLE, age 84, Cynthiana, died Monday, March 27, 2017 at Baptist Health in Lexington after a massive stroke. He was a 1952 graduate of Harrison County High school, a United States Air Force Korean War veteran, 1953-1957 serving 2 years in Japan, a parts manager at Cynthiana Motor for 27 years, worked at Webbers, was a farmer and enjoyed antique tractors. AJ was known as a south...
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William Edward Oldham, Sr.

December 13, 1965 - March 24, 2017

William Edward Oldham Sr., was born on December 13, 1965 in Paris, Kentucky to the deceased Pauline (Campbell) Oldham and Kenneth Oldham of Paris, Kentucky. He departed this life on Friday, March 24, 2017. William, also known as "Will" was an employee of Toyota Motor Manufacturing for twenty- three years as a team leader and was recently promoted to Group Leader. He was a devoted father and...
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Stanley William Smith

July 20, 1956 - March 22, 2017

Stanley William Smith age 60, Cynthiana, died March 22, 2017 due to complications from Cancer. Born in Fayette County, July 20, 1956 to Ayda May Marshall Smith and the late William Ray Smith. Besides his father, he was proceeded in death by his grandparents, William Thomas (Elizabeth Eugenia) Smith and Humphrey (Sarah Francis) Marshall. He is survived by a son, Seth (Eirikka) Smith; a sister,...
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Cathy J. Cloe Richie

January 29, 1961 - March 19, 2017

CATHY J. CLOE RICHIE, age 56, Cynthiana, died Sunday, March 19, 2017 due to injuries sustained from an automobile accident. Born in Harrison County, January 29, 1961 to the late James Earl and Mary Frances Pugh Cloe, she was a homemaker, a member of Elmarch United Methodist Church, enjoyed gardening and loved animals. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Wilson Blades...
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Richard Lee Baugh

November 30, 1944 - March 18, 2017

RICHARD LEE "DICK" BAUGH, age 72, Cynthiana, died Saturday, March 18, 2017 at his residence. Born in LaPorte County, Indiana, November 30, 1944 to the late, William and Thelma Berger Baugh, he was a retired Christian minister, a TMMK employee of 17 years, a passionate teacher of creation science topics and was a Kentucky Colonel. Mr. Baugh was a retired chaplain from the Rockford, Illinois and...
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Eddie Doyle Randle

January 23, 1971 - March 17, 2017

EDDIE DOYLE RANDLE, 45, Mt. Olivet, died Friday, March 17, 2017 at his residence. Born in Alexandria, January 23, 1971 to Richard Randle and Mazalean Randle of Corinth, he was a truck driver for Global Transportation. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Christina Miller Randle; a son, Austin Randle, Mt. Olivet; a daughter, Amanda Miller, Mt. Olivet and two grandchildren, Nova...
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Joy Evelyn Wright

July 19, 1933 - March 11, 2017

JOY EVELYN WRIGHT, age 83, Cynthiana, died Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born in Harrison County, July 19, 1933 to the late Boyd and Margaret Wagoner Doubman, she was a retired cook and a member of Elmarch United Methodist Church. Besides her parents, she was proceeded in death by her husband, Harold H. Wright; a brother, Boyd Reynolds...
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Janie Lou Jenkins

May 18, 1960 - March 9, 2017

JANIE LOU JENKINS, 56, Cynthiana, died Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born in Danville, May 18, 1960 to the late Jessie and Mabel Ashely Wall, she was a former Ponderosa employee and a homemaker. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Charles Barber, Carl Barber, Carthel Barber, Connie Barber and Carroll Barber and...
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Randall Ritchie

October 2, 1929 - March 6, 2017

RANDALL K. RITCHIE, age 87, Carlisle, died Monday, March 6, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana. Born in Nicholas County, October 2, 1929 to the late Holbert, Sr. and Mae Moreland Ritchie, he was retired from Kawneer, an active farmer and a member of the Headquarters United Methodist Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Helen Booth Ritchie; three...
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Shelby Herrington Tucker

May 1, 1917 - March 2, 2017

SHELBY HERRINGTON TUCKER, age 89, Cynthiana, died Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Cedar Ridge Health Campus. Born in Harrison County, May 1, 1927 to the late Hubert and Hazel Belle Hampton Herrington, she was a caregiver, homemaker and a member of Oakwood Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Russell Tucker; an infant son, Earl Thomas Mitchell; a...
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Keith Fowler

May 20, 1947 - March 1, 2017

KEITH FOWLER, age 69, Cincinnati, formerly of Cynthiana, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at The Jewish Hospital in Kenwood. Born in Cynthiana, May 20, 1947 to the late Nellie June Roberts, he was a retired school teacher. Besides his mother, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry Lee Fowler and Ricky Roberts and a sister, Patsy Roberts. He is survived by a son, James Fowler, Florida;...
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Janet Harney Bertram

October 27, 1938 - February 28, 2017

JANET HARNEY BERTRAM, age 78, Mt. Olivet, died Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was born in Cynthiana, October 27, 1938 to the late Irvin and Edna Garrison Harney. Mrs. Bertram was a retired coordinator from the Robertson County Head Start Program and a member and Sunday School teacher at Beaver Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was...
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Emery Christopher Collins

October 14, 1998 - February 18, 2017

EMERY CHRISTOPHER COLLINS, age 18, Cynthiana, died Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born in Harrison County, October 14, 1998 to James Collins and Tammy White Kiskaden, both of Cynthiana, he was a junior at Harrison County High School, a sales associate at Walmart and a member of Cynthiana Police Explorers Program. Besides his parents, he...
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