Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

December 29, 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Eunice Vincent - 1913-2008

Eunice Reeves Vincent, 95, of Ashland went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008.

Eunice was born Aug. 1, 1913, in Denton, Ky., a daughter of the late Charles L. and Jennie Patrick Reeves.

She had previously worked as a secretary for CPR, International a corn products company in Chicago, Ill., and was a former postmaster with the Hitchins, Ky., post office for 17 years. She was a member of Grace Church of the Nazarene.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Vincent.

Survivors include a son, Darrell Eugene “Dick” Vincent and his wife, Betty of Ashland; a sister, Beulah Hajek of Owensboro, Ky.; two grandchildren, Eugeni Greene and her husband, John and Eric Vincent and his wife, Christi; four great-grandchildren, Connor, Zachary, Emily and Austin; and three special caregivers, Lois Bond, Madeline Smith and Virginia Keeton.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood by the Rev. Clell Elliott. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland.

Friends may call on Wednesday at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until time of service.



Hazel Dean Middleton - 1921-2008

Hazel Dean Middleton, 87, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at her residence in Worthington, Ky.

Hazel was born on July 13, 1921, in Worthington, a daughter of the late Lowe and Laura Bays Thomas. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mable Tackett and two brothers, Paul Thomas and Ed “Junior” Thomas.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Raceland, Ky.

Surviving are one daughter, Terri D. (Stephen) Smith of Flatwoods, Ky.; five sons, David E. Thomas of Wurtland, Ky., Donald E. (Jean) Middleton of Wurtland, Gary T. (Anita) Middleton of Worthington, Jerry D. (Christine) Middleton of Flatwoods, and James C. (Kathy) Middleton of Ashland, Ky.; one sister, Frances Bates of Flatwoods; three brothers, Earl Thomas of South Point, Ohio, Cecil Thomas of Worthington and Creed Thomas of Wurtland; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at the Evans Funeral Home in Raceland, Ky., by the Rev. Tom Stevens. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.



Richard A. Adkins - 1939-2008

Richard A. Adkins, age 69, of Flatwoods, Ky., died Dec. 23, 2008, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky.

He was born in 1939 in Argillite, Ky., a son of Nannie Pauline Adkins of Argillite and the late Ernest J. Adkins. He was also preceded in death by a son, Rodney Keith Adkins.

He was retired from the Navy where he served for 15 years and was an Army veteran for 11 years. He was a brakeman for CSX.

Additional survivors are his wife of 50 years, Betty Lee Johnson Adkins of Flatwoods; two sons, Timothy (Renee) Adkins of Bellefonte and Richard Adkins of South Carolina; one daughter, Leigh Ann (Edward) Ashley of Flatwoods; two sisters, Phyllis Salyers of Argillite and Joyce Bauman of Ina, Ohio; and two grandchildren.

The funeral was at 1 p.m. Dec. 27, 2008, at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods. Steven Fraley spoke. Burial was in Prichard Family Cemetery in Greenup with military rites by VFW Post 8850 of Ironton, Ohio.

Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 26 at the funeral home.



Edd Miles Barnette - 1930-2008

Edd Miles Barnette, 78, of Louisa, husband of Corlis Compton Barnette, passed away Dec. 29, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

Born Jan. 21, 1930, he was the son of the late Willis Barnette and Wanda (Nolan) May.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a son, Craig E. (Lisa) Barnette of Charleston, W.Va.; a daughter, Edris B. Humphrey (Eric) of Paintsville; and five grandchildren, Amy Barnette of Lexington, Kyle Barnette of Louisa, and Cory, Abby and Katy Humphrey of Paintsville.

With 26 years service at Huntington Alloys, formerly the International Nickel Company (INCO), he retired as a shift superintendent in 1989. Prior to beginning employment with INCO, he was a driller in the oil and gas fields and served in the U.S. Army for four years where he earned the rank of Sergeant. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign War, an active member of the Lawrence County Democrat Party and Highlands Beef Cattleman Association and attended Louisa United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, Dec. 30, at Young Funeral Home, 201 W. Main St., Louisa. Funeral services will be conducted by Guy Moyer on Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Louisa United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with burial following at Compton Family Cemetery.

Young Funeral Home in Louisa is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Louisa United Methodist Church Building Fund, 132 Main St., Louisa, KY 41230 or Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the many family and friends who visited during his illness and to the comforting staff of Community Hospice.



Caleb Matthew Dickerson - 1981-2008

Caleb Matthew Dickerson, 27, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008, in Cabell Huntington Hospital.

A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home in Chesapeake, Ohio, with the Rev. Eddie Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery in Proctorville, Ohio.

Matt was born Jan. 18, 1981, in Huntington. He graduated from South Point High School in 1999 and attended Sheridan Freewill Baptist Church. Matt was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Everett Adkins; and his paternal grandparents, Bill and Freda Dickerson.

He is survived by his father, Dudley (Sallie) Dickerson of Lavalette, W.Va.; his mother, Carrie L. Adkins Dickerson of Ashland, Ky.; one brother, Jacob (Jennifer) Dickerson of South Point, Ohio; one sister, Candace Dickerson of Lavalette; his maternal grandmother, Genevieve Adkins of South Point, Ohio; his girlfriend, Terri Flati of Huntington and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed at www.schneidergriffin.com.



Anne Short

Anne M. Short, 84, of Edgewood, formerly of Ashland, died Sunday in Edgewood.

Her husband, James Short, survives.

The funeral will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown.

There is no visitation.

Online condolences may be made to www.stithfuneralhomes.com.

Stith Funeral Home in Florence is in charge of arrangements.



Paul Osborne - 1939-2008

Paul W. Osborne, 69, of Ashland, died Monday.

He was born May 26, 1939.

Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.



Jessica Mays - 1948-2008

Jessica Mays, 60, of Catlettsburg, wife of James Mays, died Monday in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

Preston Family Funeral Home in Ashland is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.



Timmy Iery - 1954-2008

Timmy R. Iery, 54, of South Shore, died Saturday in Southern Ohio Medical Center Hospice Care Unit in Portsmouth, Ohio.

He was born Sept. 23, 1954, in Mason County.

His wife, Patricia Middleton Iery, survives.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Morton Funeral Home in South Shore. Burial will be in Lewis County Memory Gardens in Vanceburg.



Jacqueline Whitt

Jacqueline “Jackie” Whitt, 51, of Wurtland, formerly of South Shore, died Monday in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.

Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.



Marilyn Warner - 1947-2008

Marilyn Warner, 61, of Wurtland, died Dec. 24 in Southern Ohio Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 3, 1947.

The funeral will be at a later date at the family’s convenience.

There is no visitation.

Evans Funeral Home in Raceland is in charge of arrangements.



Delmar Reynolds - 1926-2008

Delmar Lee Reynolds, 82, of Farmers, died Saturday at his residence.

He was born May 26, 1926.

His wife, Ressa Irene Kissick Reynolds, preceded him in death.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead. Burial will be in Carey Cemetery.

Friends may call anytime at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to www.northcuttandson.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to WLJC, P.O. Box 7, Beattyville, KY 41311



Betty Williams

Betty Ann Williams, 71, of Salyersville, died Sunday.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Magoffin County Funeral Home in Salyersville.



Vernon Sorrell

Vernon Rexal Sorrell, 53, of Camden, Ohio, formerly of Frenchburg, died Sunday in Indiana.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ginter Cemetery in Leatherwood.

There is no visitation.

Menifee Home for Funerals in Frenchburg is in charge of arrangements.



Maggie Howell - 1927-2008

Maggie T. Howell, 81, of Teaberry, wife of the late Emmitt Howell, died Saturday at her residence.

She was born March 9, 1927, in Craynor.

The funeral will be at noon today at Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church in Teaberry. Burial will be in Ike Roberts Cemetery in Grethel.

Hall Funeral Home in Martin is in charge of arrangements.



Henry Wright - 1932-2008

Henry J. Wright, 76, of Minnie, husband of Matifern Martin Wright, died Saturday in King’s Daughters Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 14, 1932, in Drift.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Hall Funeral Home in Martin. Burial will be in K.F. Martin Cemetery in Minnie.



Jerry Moore - 1953-2008

Jerry Dean Moore, 55, of Louisa, died Saturday in King’s Daughters Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 7, 1953, in Lawrence County.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Richardson Chapel Church. Burial will be in Fitch Cemetery in Nats Creek.

Friends may call after 11 a.m. today and until time of service at the church.

Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be made to www.timeformemory.com/wilson.



Violet Hickle

Violet Hickle, 92, of Vanceburg, died Monday in Golden Living Center in Vanceburg.

Gaydos Funeral Home in Vanceburg is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.



Jeffrey Ryver - 1954-2008

Jeffrey Mace Ryver, 54, of Washington Court House, Ohio, formerly of Morehead, died Sunday in Fayette County Memorial Hospital in Washington Court House.

He was born Nov. 5, 1954, in Garden City, Mich.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home in Morehead. Burial will be in New Alfrey Cemetery.

Friends may call after 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to HOLD the Children, 1509 Hunt Club Blvd., Suite 1200, Gallatin, TN 37006.

Online condolences may be made to www.lanestuckygray.com



Mitchell Ross - 1974-2008

Mitchell Shawn Ross, 34, of Morehead, died Sunday at his residence.

He was born Jan. 28, 1974 and was the husband of Jennifer Holbrook Ross.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead. Burial will be in Holbrook-Porter Cemetery in Carter County.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to www.northcuttandson.com



Roy Little - 1928-2008

Roy Little, 80, of Ironton, died Saturday in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

He was born Oct. 3, 1928, in Floyd County, Ky.

His wife, Doris Little, survives.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday at Russell First Baptist Church in Ashland with military honors by VFW Post 8850 at the church. Burial was in Leatherwood Cemetery.

Brown Funeral Chapel in Ironton was in charge of arrangements.