August 22, 2014

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Randy Allen Riley, 45 Print E-mail

Randy Allen Riley, 45, of Butler, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014 at St. Elizabeth, Edgewood.

He was born on July 26, 1969 to the late Bradley and Betty Riley, was the youngest of 10 children, a concrete finisher employed with M&W Excavation, a loving brother, husband, father, uncle, brother-in-law, son-in-law and a friend to all and was know for his love of horses, hunting and most importantly, his family.

Preceding him in death, in addition to parents, were second mother, Dicie Turner and sister.

Surviving are wife of 20 years, Holly Grogan Riley; their two children, Dustin A. Riley (Budd), Butler and Katelynn N. Riley (Kaydog), Crittenden; daughter, Paige N. Riley, Park Hills; brothers, Brad (Peggy) Riley, Cold Spring, Ronnie (Yvonne) Riley, Falmouth, Roger (Brenda) Riley, Butler, Kenny  (Donna) Riley, Foster and Andy (Barb) Riley, New Richmond, Ohio; sisters, Ruth (Wayne) Teegarden, Judy Riley and Pearl (Don) Gordon, all of Butler; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

A celebration of his life with a remembrance will be from 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, August 12, 2014 with a memorial immediately following at 7 p.m., at the Butler Baptist Church. His ashes will later be taken by horseback on a trail ride and sprinkled per his request by family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to his family, c/o Holly Riley, 423 Ky. Hwy 177 E., Butler, KY 41006.

Cleon Dale "Butch" Florence, 63 Print E-mail

Cleon Dale "Butch" Florence, 63, of Cynthiana, formerly of Falmouth, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at his home.

He was born in Cynthiana on March 11, 1951 to the late Cleon and Marcella Wright Florence.

Preceding him in death, in addition to parents, was sister, Martha Johnston.

Surviving are wife, Lisa Buckler Florence; children, Michael Florence, Brandon Moore, Kerrie Alvarez and Christina Florence; brothers, Kenzie Florence and Timmy Murphy; sisters, Patricia Felty, Carla Florence, Elizabeth Florence and Virginia Gail Felty; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth, with funeral services at 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 13, 2014 also at the funeral home.

Interment will take place at the Lenoxburg Cemetery.

Leona Nadine Colvin, 85 Print E-mail

Leona Nadine Colvin, 85, of Lexington and formerly of Grant County, passed away August 5, 2014 at Northpoint Health Care, Lexington.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home, Williamstown.

Interment took place in the Morgan Cemetery, Pendleton County.

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Forest "JJ" Junior Jones II, 39 Print E-mail

Forest "JJ" Jones II, 39, of Jonesville, Ky., passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

Surviving, in addition to his parents Forest Junior Jones I and Emily Bishop both of Dry Ridge, are wife, Carrie Ebert Jones; son, Corbin Ebert Jones.

A celebration of his life was held Friday, August 8, 2014 at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth.

Elvis Aaron Presley lives on in memory 37 years after death Print E-mail

“Until we meet again, may God bless you as He has blessed me.”~ Elvis Presley

January 8, 1935 - August 16, 1977.

Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi. His mother Gladys Love Smith worked as a sewing machine operator and his father Vernon had several low-paying jobs. Elvis had an identical twin brother that was stillborn and given the name Jesse Garon.

Presley first stepped inside a recording studio in July of 1953. He initially went to record some songs as a gift for his mother. While he didn’t impress anyone initially, almost one year later (June 1954) while playing around during a break from recording, Sam Phillips of Sun Records heard what Presley could really do and asked him to start over. Phillips began recording and released “That’s All Right (Mama)” on air July 8, 1954 through DJ Dewey Phillips. Radio listeners immediately began clogging the phone lines trying to find out who the new voice was. Presley’s career was launched. His contract with Sun Records was sold in 1955 to RCA Victor. In 1956 Elvis started appearing on television shows and within the year he was an international sensation.

Elvis is commonly called ‘The King of Rock and Roll.’ Presley received 14 Grammy nominations and won three. He regularly broke concert attendance records and record sales. In 1970 he was named ‘One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation.’ He was presented with a lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in 1971 at the age of 36. To date he has been inducted into four music halls of fame.

Elvis Presley died prematurely at age 42 in Memphis Tennessee, from poor health and the effects of a long-term dependency on drugs. He remains one of the best-selling and most influential artists in the history of popular music.


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