Our Obituaries

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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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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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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Vickie Baxter Williams

May 3, 1961 - February 17, 2017

VICKIE BAXTER WILLIAMS, age 55, Paris, died Friday, February 17, 2017 at her residence. Born in Kenton County, May 3, 1961 and was adopted at the age of 6 by Ken and Lee Drake Baxter of Lexington, she was a medical receptionist for Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington and a member of Antioch Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her biological mother, Judy Lucas. Besides her parents...
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John Robert Aubrey III

October 13, 1977 - February 16, 2017

JOHN ROBERT AUBREY, III, age 39, Cynthiana, died Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Fayette County, October 13, 1977 to Darlene Cole of Cynthiana and the late John Robert Aubrey, Jr., he was a EzPack employee and a United States Air Force veteran. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Randall and Mary Cole. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife...
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Norma Marie Pratt Johnson Salisbury

January 16, 1930 - February 14, 2017

Norma Marie Pratt Johnson Salisbury, age 87, Cynthiana, died Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Grand Haven Nursing Home. Born in Floyd County, January 16, 1930 to the late Elbert and Dolly Pratt. She was a co-owner and operator of Johnson's general store in Claysville, Kentucky, past member of the Harrison County Extension Homemakers, the Humane Society, HMH Auxillary, an avid Quilter, Seamstress and...
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Philip Brewer

September 4, 1957 - February 13, 2017

Philip Brewer, age 59, Cynthiana, died Monday, February 13, 2017 at his residence. Born in Hamilton, Ohio, September 4, 1957 to the late Granville and Dicie Neace Brewer, he was a retired employee of Johnson Controls. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jeff and Robert Brewer and a sister, Julie Miller. He was survived by his wife, Cassandra Brewer, four daughters,...
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Janessa C. Jolly

May 18, 1988 - February 4, 2017

JANESSA C. JOLLY, age 28, Cynthiana, died Saturday, February 4, 2017 her residence. Born in Cynthiana to Herman Jolly and Dion Earlywine Castle, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a sister, Jessica Lopez. Besides her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Jenifer White, Cynthiana and Juanita Earlywine, Corinth; three nieces, Lillian Lopez, Desiree Earlywine and Brooke...
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Dorothy T. Mooney

March 28, 1925 - February 2, 2017

Dorothy T. Mooney, age 91, Cynthiana, died Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born in Berry, KY, March 28, 1925 to the late George and Carrie Dunaway Townsend, she was a homemaker and a member of St. Edward Catholic Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Francis "Joe" Mooney, two brothers; Wesley Townsend...
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Judith Glasscock

November 11, 1941 - January 27, 2017

JUDITH GLASSCOCK, age 75, Cynthiana, formerly of Bracken County, died Friday, January 27, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Bracken County, November 6, 1941 and was a homemaker. Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Tuesday at Ware Funeral Home with visitation at 11:00 A.M. Burial will be in Bracken Memorial Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the...
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Brendan A. Eldridge, Sr.

December 5, 1941 - January 26, 2017

Brendan A. Eldridge Sr. passed away peacefully at his horse farm in Paris KY, January 26, 2017. His wife Dorothy "Dotty" of 53 years and his children were by his side. He was 75 years old. Brendan was an exceptional, loving husband, father, and grandfather to his 5 children, Lynn, Lauren, Brendan Jr., Ryan, and Justin, and to his daughters-in-law Marie, Monique, and son-in-law Nick Schulz. He was...
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Jason Beverly

December 23, 1984 - January 23, 2017

JASON BEVERLY, age 32, Cynthiana, died Monday, January 23, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Harrison County, December 23, 1984 to Darrell and Vicky Wooten Beverly, he was a Procter and Gamble employee and a member of Cynthiana Christian Church. Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Josh A. (Ashton) Beverly, Georgetown. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M....
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Donal Lee Hewlett VanHook

December 2, 1935 - January 23, 2017

DONAL LEE "DONNA" HEWLETT VANHOOK, age 81, Cynthiana, died Monday, January 23, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born in Louisa, December 2, 1935 to the late Donald and Emily Hall Hewlett, she was a homemaker, was very active with sewing in 4H and a member of Republican Christian Church and the Buena Vista Homemakers. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death...
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Diana Lynn Whelchel Crouse

December 11, 1950 - January 22, 2017

DIANA LYNN WHELCHEL CROUSE, age 66, Cynthiana, died Sunday, January 22, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born in Anderson, Indiana, December 11, 1950 to the late Earl James and Margaret Whelchel. She was a receptionist at Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Owen County, a member of the Owen County Home Makers, District Spiritual and Growth Leader for Frankfort District...
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Clara Ellen Mattox Wagner

February 24, 1937 - January 20, 2017

CLARA ELLEN MATTOX WAGNER, age 79, Cynthiana, died Friday, January 20, 2017 at her residence. Born in Ashland, Kentucky, February 24, 1937 to the late Ora Charles and Mildred Carraway Mattox, she was a loving mother and grandmother, a book keeper for Kentucky Engine Service, a Harrison County Band Boosters member, Harrison County Board of Education Volunteer of the Year, a member of First United...
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Bertha Strausbaugh

September 14, 1947 - January 17, 2017

BERTHA DURHAM STRAUSBAUGH, age 69, Cynthiana, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Edgemont Healthcare. Born September 14, 1947 in Hindman, Ky (Knott County). She was the daughter of the late Theodore Price Durham and Lissie Gibson Durham. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband James Mathew Strausbaugh of 36 years; two sons, Charles Glen Caudill of Eugene,...
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Mary Phillps

October 15, 1931 - January 9, 2017

Mary Phillips, age 85, Augusta, died Monday, January 9, 2017, at Bracken County Nursing and Rehabilitation center. Born October 15, 1931, to the late Charlie and Rosie Browning, she was a homemaker. Funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. View and sign the guestbook at www.warefuneralhome.com.
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Bonnie Jean Mastin Carpenter

August 22, 1930 - January 7, 2017

BONNIE JEAN MASTIN CARPENTER, age 86, died Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Dover Manor Nursing home in Georgetown. Born in Fayette County, August 22, 1930 to the late Cecil and Mayme Reffett Mastin, she was a homemaker. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Carpenter; her son, William Earl "Bill" Carpenter; a sister, Betty Voils and a niece. She is...
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Harold Jean Pike

February 2, 1947 - January 3, 2017

Harold Jean Pike, age 69, Berry, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at VA Medical Center in Cincinnati. Born February 2, 1947, to the late James and Nellie Pike, he was a truck driver and worked in construction. Funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. View and sign the guestbook at www.warefuneralhome.com.
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Ruth Ann Jenkins McNabb

November 11, 1936 - January 3, 2017

RUTH ANN JENKINS MCNABB, age 80, Cynthiana died Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at her residence. Born November 16, 1936, to the late Earl and Rena Jenkins. She was a retired supervisor from the Cabinet For Families and Children Services, a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church and the Democratic Women, was active in the Relay For Life, a Harrison County Magistrate and the youngest of nine...
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Barbara Milner

July 25, 1936 - December 29, 2016

BARBARA ROSE MORRISON, age 80, Cynthiana, died Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Connersville, Indiana, July 25, 1936 to the late Hiram and Ella Mae Rose, she was a homemaker. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Woodford Clay Morrison and nine brothers and sisters. She is survived by three daughters, Sheawanda (Aloysius) Brothers,...
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Vivian Rose Mastin Milner

August 29, 1938 - December 28, 2016

VIVIAN ROSE MASTIN MILNER, age 78, resident of Harrison County, died Wednesday, December 28, 2016 in Scott County. Born in Harrison County, August 29, 1938 to the late Robert and Armildia "Bill" Florence Mastin, she was a retired maintenance clerk for 3M Company and a member of the Kiwani's Club, Rose Bud Club and Ladies Aide of Unity Christian Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in...
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Ronald England

February 16, 1948 - December 19, 2016

Ronald T. England, age 68, Cynthiana, died Monday, December 19, 2016 at University of Kentucky Medical Center. Born in Harrison County, February 16, 1948 to the late Kenneth "Beef" and Helen England, he was a former employee of Kentucky State Police were he was a dispatcher and a member of Cynthiana Christian Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Beverly Joy England....
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Emmett Earl Mastin

April 2, 1931 - December 16, 2016

EMMETT EARL MASTIN, 85, Cynthiana, died Friday, December 16, 2016 at the VA Medical Center in Lexington. Born in Mt. Olivet, April 2, 1931 to the late Samuel and Louise Dotson Mastin. He was a United States Army Korean War Veteran and a retired TC Plaza Truck Stop Manager. Besides his mother and father, he was preceded in death by his brothers, James (Mary) Mastin and Bill Mastin. He is...
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Jessica Marie Slade

September 26, 1986 - December 14, 2016

JESSICA MARIE SLADE, 29, Cynthiana, died Wednesday, December 14, 2016 in Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Lexington, September 26, 1987 to Mary Ann Palmer Slade of Cynthiana and the late Jessie H. "Bucky" Slade, she was a homemaker and a member of Living Hope Assembly of God. Besides her mother, she is survived by her two sons, Xavier Kirk and Gabriel Kirk and two brothers, Ronald H. (Polly)...
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Rex Ecklar

March 7, 1939 - December 10, 2016

REX ECKLAR, age 77, Cynthiana, died Saturday, December 10, 2016 at his residence. Born in Harrison County, March 7, 1939 to the late Carl and Ada Ray Carr Ecklar, he was a farmer, a developer of Northside Mobile Home Estates and Co-owner of Interstate Mobile Home. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Lou Mary Wachter. He is survived by three sons, Gary (Sandy) Ecklar,...
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Elbert Smith

May 13, 1925 - December 10, 2016

Elbert M. Smith, age 91, Cynthiana, died Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Johnson Mathers Nursing Home. Born in Harrison County, May 13, 1925 to the late Wesley and Mollie Smith, he was a former employee of Grede, Kawneer, a Farmer, and member of Indian Creek Christian Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Harry Lee Smith, James Smith and Joe Aaron Smith. He is...
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Rebecca Jo Six Sayre

October 4, 1937 - December 7, 2016

Rebecca Jo Six Sayre, age 79, Cynthiana, died Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Cedar Ridge Health Campus. Born in Cynthiana, October 4, 1937 to the late James and Alice Six, she was a homemaker, avid bowler, crafter and a member of Oddville Methodist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Granville B. Sayre; two brothers, David Carlos Six and James Lynn Six and a...
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Howard Custard

September 30, 1942 - December 3, 2016

Howard Lee Custard, age 74, formally of Cynthiana, died Saturday, December 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. Born in Cynthiana, September 30, 1942 to the late Leon and Mary Custard. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Custard; a son, Howard Custard, Jr.; two brothers, Marcellas Custard and Samuel Custard and three sisters, Edna Bowman, Mary Strawder and Cecil...
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Carl Kurz

September 11, 1931 - December 3, 2016

Carl Kurz, age 85, Cynthiana, died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Baptist Health in Lexington. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, September 11, 1931 to the late Carl Kurz and Rose Weber Kurz, he was a member of Cynthiana Christian Church and a retired employee of Cleveland Twist Drill, where he was a plant manager. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sarah "Sally" Louise Kohler Kurz; two sons, Carl A...
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Thomas Freeman

July 23, 1958 - November 29, 2016

Thomas Howard Freeman, age 58, Falmouth, died Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at his residence. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 23, 1958 to Helen Lowery Mastin and the late Felix Gilbert, he was an employee of Jeff Wyler Honda. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Fabian Felix Gilbert. He is survived by his wife, Julie Freeman; two sons, Brian Hill, Dayton and Thomas J....
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Ernest Edward Ellis, Jr.

May 21, 1967 - November 27, 2016

ERNEST EDWARD "EDDIE" ELLIS, JR., age 49, Cynthiana, died Sunday, November 27, 2016 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Born in Cynthiana, May 21, 1967 to Ernest Edward Ellis, Sr. and Shirley Fralix Ellis, he was an employee of 3M Company. He is survived by his wife, Tracey Ellis; a son, Tyler Ellis, Mt. Olivet; a step-son, Justin Thomas Ritchie, Carlisle and a step-daughter,...
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Brett Edward Persinger

March 6, 1998 - November 23, 2016

BRETT EDWARD PERSINGER, age 18, Cynthiana, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Boone County, March 6, 1998, to Rodney Persinger and Tina Lay Schick, both of Cynthiana, he was a senior at Harrison County High School and a member of the Harrison County High School Baseball team and the Milford Christian Church. Besides his parents, he...
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Jeremy Lee Juett

September 21, 1980 - November 21, 2016

JEREMY LEE JUETT, age 36, Cynthiana, died Monday, November 21, 2016 at his residence. Born in Harrison County, September 21, 1980 to Ricky and Sherie King Juett, he was an Assistant Manager at Hardee's and a member of Unity Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Charles W. Juett and his maternal grandparents, Don (Joy) King. Besides his parents, he is survived...
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Wanda Hill

March 25, 1945 - November 19, 2016

WANDA FRANCES OWENS HILL, age 71, Cynthiana, died Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Berea, March 25, 1945 to the late Jarvis N. and Millie Stewart Owens, she was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Preston Owens; two sisters, Helen Young and Lillian Owens and a grandson, Timothy...
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Dorothy Murray

October 1, 1929 - November 18, 2016

Dorothy Clyde Murray, age 87, died Friday, November 18, 2016 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Mt. Olivet, October 1, 1929 to the late Clyde and Mable Ashcraft. She was employed at Hansley Mills for 32 years and then worked at Walmart for 24 years before retiring at age 82. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Carroll Ashcraft. She is survived by two daughters...
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Beecher J. Hines

March 3, 1932 - November 14, 2016

BEECHER J. HINES, age 84, died Monday, November 14, 2016 at home on his farm. Born in Poplarville, Kentucky March 3, 1932 to the late Vola and Delphia Phelps Hines, he was a geologist for the Soil Conservation Service and was a 40-year member at Leesburg Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Landrum Hines; two sons, Douglas (Sara) Hines and Daryl (Brooke) Hines; a daughter,...
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Gregory K. Ashbrook

December 20, 1965 - November 13, 2016

GREGORY K. ASHBROOK, age 50, Cynthiana, died Sunday, November 13, 2016. Born in Harrison County, December 20, 1965 to Joyce Wills Eurene of Arkansas and the late Joe Edwards Ashbrook, he was a Hanson Transportation employee. Besides his mother, he is survived by two sons, Joshua Todd (Laura) Ashbrook and J.D. (Mary Todd) Ashbrook; a brother, Joe Michael Ashbrook, Arkansas; three grandchildren...
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Flossie S. Gasser

June 5, 1932 - November 13, 2016

FLOSSIE SHELDON GASSER, age 84, Cynthiana, died Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Grand Haven Nursing Home. Born in Harrison County, June 5, 1932 to the late Jefferson D. and Mauna Ree Brooks Sheldon, she was a nurse aide at Harrison Memorial Hospital for 32 years where she spent most of her time loving and taking care of the newborn babies in the nursery, was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church,...
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Bobby D. Sexton

May 30, 1950 - November 12, 2016

BOBBY SEXTON, age 66, Cynthiana, died Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the VA Medical Center in Lexington. Born in Harrison County, May 30, 1950 to the late Robert Roy and Leona Fryman Sexton, he was a former truck driver, United States Army Vietnam veteran and a member of Central Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Linda Snapp Sexton; three daughters, Monica Marie (Thomas) Pendleton,...
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Sheila Kay Gasser

September 12, 1962 - November 10, 2016

Sheila Kay Gasser, 54, died Thursday, November 10, 2016 at her residence. Born in Harrison County, September 12, 1962 to Kenneth and Judy Hillman, both of Cynthiana, she was a pharmacist at Walmart in Cynthiana for over 30 years. She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, David Gasser. She was survived by her husband, Adam Gasser, Cynthiana; two daughters, Sarina and Macy Gasser, both...
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Mildred Fryman Stewart

June 12, 1915 - November 5, 2016

Mildred Fryman Stewart, 101, died Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Taylor Manor Nursing Home. Born in Nicholas County, June 12, 1915 to the late John and Alice Fryman. She was a registered nurse. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Stewart, long time Farmers Bank officer and a sister, Geneva Earlywine. She is survived by two daughters, Susan (Daniel) Pierce, Texas...
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Allen Boyd Florence

June 16, 1926 - November 5, 2016

Allen Boyd Florence, 90, died Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the University of Kentucky Hospital. Born in Harrison County, June 16, 1926 to the late Shirley and Ruth Florence. He was employed by Bundy Tubing for 24 years, a lifelong farmer, a member of Republican Christian Church and he served in the United States Navy from December 7, 1944 until July 13, 1946 and served on the USS Hamel during...
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