July 31, 2014

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Mary Elizabeth Courtney, 74 Print E-mail

Mary Elizabeth Records Courtney, 74, of Falmouth, passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood.

She was born at home in Pendleton County on May 30, 1939, to the late Eugene and Florence Hazel Spanier Records. She was a talented seamstress who worked at the former Dr. Scholl’s Shoe Factory in Falmouth, US Shoe and Hammer Strength.  Whether she was pitching on the softball team, cheering her children and grandchildren to victory, or coaching the Cincinnati Reds and the UK Wildcats from her house, she absolutely loved sports of all kinds. Mary also loved going to Wal-Mart, playing Bingo and visiting the Pendleton County Senior Center and was a member of the Falmouth Christian Church and she also attended Antioch Mills Christian Church.

Preceding  her in death, in addition to her parents, were siblings: Thomas, Charles, Mildred, Ella Louise and Martin.

Surviving are children, Mary Ann (Randy) Colvin and son, Eddie (Teresa) Rarrieck, both of Falmouth; sister, Charlotte Bruin, Satsuma, Fla.; grandchildren, Karri (Brian), Chad (April), Chase (Kayla), Christian, Brian, Heather (Brandon) and Corey; several great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 2, 2014, at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, with Bro. Darrell Breeden officiating.            Interment took place at the Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Pendleton County.

Memorials are suggested to the Pendleton County Senior Center: 1111 Chipman Street, Falmouth, KY 41040.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.woodheadfuneralhome.com

Terry Lee Downard, 63 Print E-mail

Terry Lee Downard, 63, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Hospice of Hope Kenton Pointe Care Center.

He was born April 29, 1951 to the late Oral Downard Jr. and Vivian (Jerry) Hampton. Terry was a United States Army Veteran and a member of New Zion Baptist.

Surviving are wife, of 42 years, Judy Adams Downard; children, Leslie (Dave) Bachman, Falmouth and Adam Ray Downard, Foster; sister, Joyce (Jerry) Douglas; two step-sisters; one step-brother; four sisters and brothers-in-law; grandchildren, Dakota and Colten Crouch; three step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the New Zion Baptist Church Building Fund.

Condolences may sent to mooreandparkerfh.com

Bernie Thompson Print E-mail

Bernie Thompson passed away in Bonita Springs, Fla., at his home.

He was born in Falmouth in 1922 where he helped his father farm until World War II; he was then drafted into the Army and shortly sent to Europe with the First Infantry Division and participated in six major invasions in Europe, Sicily, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe and Ardennes Forest and was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery. Near the end of the war Bernie met his wife Marion and they married in Dorset England in 1945. His career included farming, working for Kroger as a truck driver and later in life working for Mid-State Theatres as an equipment manager and his final years were spent in the sunshine state of South West Florida with his two sons, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.

Preceding him in death, in addition to parents Raymond and Iona, of Falmouth, were wife of 56 years, Marian Joan; brothers, Wallace, James, Letcher, Melvin; and sister, Ruth.

Surviving are present wife, Peggy Thompson; sons, Allen and Dan; step-daughters, Debbie Lynn and Teri Ruth, Douglasville, Ga.; daughter-in-law, Teri; grandchildren, Terry Paul, Lindsey Marie, Sara Ashley and Olivia Megan; and great-grandchildren, Terry Allen and Caden William.

Graveside services and interment were held Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth.

Coletta Marie Cox Stahl, 94 Print E-mail

Coletta Marie Cox Stahl, 94, of Falmouth passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Spring Meade Health Center, Tipp City, Ohio.

She was born at the Cox family farm in Portland on May 11, 1920 to the late Arthur Samuel and Lora E. Greenwell Cox.

Preceding her in death, in addition to parents, were son, Samuel Gayle Stahl; daughter-in-law, Phoebe Mays Stahl; son-in-law Daniel W. Schneder; brother, Talton Cox; and sister, Anna Mae Cox.

Surviving are son, Denny (Jane) Stahl ; daughter, Karen Stahl Schneder; grandchildren, Jason Schneder, Justin S. Agee, Lisa S. Napier and Carol Delany; six great-grandchildren; and nephew, James "Jim" Cox.

Funeral services were held Thurday, May 29, 2014 at the Peoples Funeral Home, Butler.

Interment took place at the Gardnersville Cemetery.

Military services held for Gallagher Print E-mail

American Legion Post 109 and V.F.W. Post 1978 and D.A.V. Post members held full military services for Mr. Charles Bernard Gallagher at the St. Xavier Cemetery on May 6, 2014.

Mr. Gallagher served in the United States Army in World War II.

To Mr. Charles Bernard Gallagher we honor and salute you.

To the family we offer sympathy.

American Legion Post 109 and V.F.W. Post 1978 and D.A.V. Post members present were Donald Steele, Ken Wrobleski, Jim Sharp, Charles Biddle, Larry Fields, Joe Klar, Ernie Collins, James Haley, Ronnie Bay, Sam Hodge, Bob Gulick, Richard Colvin, Joe Paul Delaney, Nick Errico, Bill Ashcraft, Jim Hammond, Don Wells, Jim Morton, Roy Mains, Dan Woodhead and Shelby McDowell.

Taps was played by Sam Hodge.

Another veteran was laid to rest.

Floyd Elmer Wills, 97 Print E-mail

Floyd Elmer Wills, 97, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at his home.

He was born on August 5, 1916 on the same farm where he passed away. He married Leona Helen Wilson Wills at the Carlisle Christian Church on December 30, 1945. A 1936 graduate of Morgan High School, Floyd began his education in the first Pendleton County one-room school. He was a lifelong Pendleton County farmer, always eager to adopt new ideas and implement new technology. When Rural Electric first came to Pendleton, he learned to be an electrician through self-study and work experience. For approximately 50 years, he was an inspector for the Burley Tobacco Growers Co-op and at the age of 60, when many are making plans for retirement, Floyd joined the Pendleton County school system. For 22 years he helped to maintain the daily operation of the district and supervised the buildings and grounds of the county's schools, where he was instrumental in many building and remodeling projects. He was honored by the Pendleton County School System on their Wall of Fame for his remarkable contributions to the Pendleton County community through his life's work and volunteer efforts. It states, "Floyd Wills has provided leadership and support to the Pendleton County community. He has exemplified the mission of the school system by building on the firm foundation he gained as a child in the system's early schools, and his education and service in the community in which he has lived. The Pendleton County School System will always be indebted to his 'true gentleman'." He was also a member of the Falmouth Christian Church, active in the Woodmen of the World Chapter #611, serving in several local, area, regional, state and national leadership roles. For 45 years Floyd served as a 4-H leader, leading youth and supporting numerous programs through the 4-H Council and the Pendleton County Fair, also a member of the Pendleton County Fair Board, the Pendleton County Beef Cattle Association, the Pendleton County Farm Bureau, the Falmouth Rotary Club where he was named Paul Harris Fellow and many other organizations.

Preceding him in death, in addition to parents, was his dear wife Leona Helen Wilson who passed away May 16, 2012.

Surviving are sons, Steven Floyd (Nancy White) Wills of Florence and David Charles Wills, Winchester; brother, Santford Earl Wills, Independence; grandchildren, Lee Ann Wills (Greg) Kramer, Sue Ellen Wills (Wayne) Lemmons, Crystal Diane Wills (Brandon) Greene, Bradley David (Adreanna) Wills, Laura Susan Norman (Johnie) Tucker and John Arthur Norman; great-grandchildren, Greylee Ruth Kramer, Hunter I. Lemmons, Mia L. Lemmons, Thomas Bradley Wills, Taylor C. Kramer, Mariah R. Kramer, Saya Isabella Greene and Kimber Marie Wills; and a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth with Steve Delany, Robert Jones and Rick Halcomb officiating.

Serving as pallbearers were Johnie Tucker, John Norman, Brandon Greene, Bud Wills, Greg Kramer and Bradley David Wills and the honorary pallbearers were the officers and board of directors for Woodmen of the World Chapter #611.

Interment took place at the Carlisle Cemetery, Nicholas County.

Memorials are suggested to the Falmouth Christian Church, 303 W. Shelby Street, Falmouth or the Pendleton County 4-H Clubs, 45 David Pribble Drive, Falmouth.

Online condolences may be sent to www.woodheadfuneralhome.com.

Carolyn Fields Moore Brown, 72 Print E-mail

Carolyn Fields Moore Brown, 72, of Falmouth passed away Monday, May 18, 2014 at the River Valley  Nursing Home.

She was born in Pendleton County on October 31, 1941 to the late Raymond and Rhoda Gosney Fields, was a secretary for French Bauer Ice Cream and Milk Co, Kroger Co., Pretrial Services of Kentucky, IRS, a clerk for several stores, a member of Concord Methodist Church and has enjoyed retirement for several years, country music shows and traveling. In the last years of her life she has fought a losing battle with diabetes, but always kept a happy attitude.

Surviving are husband, Carl Vernon Brown, who she married January 1, 1995; daughters, Deborah (Steve) Taylor, Falmouth, Angela (Steve) Frey, Moores Hill, Ind.; step-daughter, Beverly (Donnie) Buchanan, Falmouth; step-sons, Darryl (Marlene) Brown, Williamstown, Kevin (Brenda) Brown and Carlos (Theresa) Brown both of Vidor, Texas; grandchildren, Lynda (Thomas) Neltner, Melissa Taylor, Allison Helfrich, Michelle Frey, Donnie Ray Buchanan, Natasha Buchanan, Steve Brown, Bobbie Brown, Christopher Brown and Brandon Brown and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Peoples Funeral Home, Butler.

Interment took place at the Concord Cemetery, Falmouth.

Memorials, if desired, are suggested to Concord Methodist Church or Cemetery, Hwy 159, Falmouth.

Sarah Katherine Chapman, 94 Print E-mail

Sarah Katherine Chapman, 94, of Florence passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014 at her home.

She was born in Pendleton County on April 4, 1920 to the late Robert Lee and Sarah Ravenscraft McNees, was a homemaker, a former sales clerk for the McAlpin Co. of Cincinnati, a member and deacon of the Madison Avenue Christian Church, Covington and enjoyed making pot roast dinners for family and friends.

Preceding her in death, in addition to parents, were husband, Richard S. Chapman; daughter, Joyce Chapman Hatfield; sons, Allen Richard Chapman and Dennis Lee Chapman; brothers, William Stanley McNees, Andrew Jackson McNees, John McNees and Charles McNees; and sisters, Minnie Payne, Margaret LaFollette, Ann Gifford and Blanche Parsons.

Surviving are daughter-in-law, Janet Enscoe Chapman, Florence; sister, Mabel Holmes, Ft. Thomas; grandchildren, Jeffery (Annette) Hatfield, Edgewood and Jamie (Lisa) Hatfield, Erlanger; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the Allison & Rose Funeral Home, Covington.

Interment took place at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

Memorials may be made to Madison Avenue Church Book of Remembrance, 1530 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011.

Online condolences may be sent to www.allisonrosefuneralhome.com.

Earl Cox, 86 Print E-mail

Earl Cox, 86, of Morgan passed away Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Florence Park Care Center, Florence.

He was a retired mill worker with the former Interlake Steel Company.

Preceding him in death, in addition to parents William Harrison and Lula Cox, were brothers, Elza and Raymond Cox and sisters, Marjorie Elm and Hazel Messmer.

Surviving are sister, Viola Jarboe and Alma Johnson; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 27 at the Grandview Cemetery, Mentor, Ky. with Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home handling the arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Online condolences may be sent to www.dmefuneral.com.

Betty Case Garrison, 84 Print E-mail

Betty Case Garrison, 84, of Butler passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the River Valley Nursing Home.

She was born on March 29, 1930 to the late Lloyd and Blanch Buckner Case and was retired from the Pendleton County School System.

Surviving are husband of 67 years, William Garrison; children, Diana (Garry) Grogan, Deborah (the late Earl) Carter and Jeff (Sandy) Garrison all of Butler and Sharona (Larry) Hauck, Bethel, Ohio; grandchildren, Guy Grogan and Holly (Randy) Riley both of Butler, Marty Osborne and Angela (Cale) Christian both of Independence, Scott (Tawni) Osborne, Brandon, Miss., Jremiah Garrison, Berry, Tyler Hauck, Bethel, Ohio, Shawanda (Eric) McDonald, Jacksonville, N.C., Bill (Sandi) Manuel, Mt. Healthy, Ohio and Landon Wright, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Dustin Riley, Katelynn Riley, Teddy Osborne (in U.S. Air Force), Austin Osborne, Harley Rose Grogan, Cora Grogan, Garrett Grogan, Dakota Barnes, Brayden Manuel and Alyssa Manuel.

Funeral Services were held Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Peoples Funeral Home, Butler.

Interment took place at the Butler Cemetery, Butler.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Dr., Maysville, KY 41056.

Online condolences may be sent to www.peoplesfuneralhomes.com.


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