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Military services held for Peebles 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. Howard Dale Peebles at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery on May 22, 2012.

Mr. Peebles served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

To Mr. Howard Dale Peebles 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 Bruce Westbrook, Donald Steele, Ken Wrobleski, Charles Biddle, Phil Hedges, Sam Hodge, Larry Fields, Jerry Fields, Bob Gulick, Ronnie Bay, James Haley and Shelby McDowell.

Taps was played by Sam Hodge.

Another veteran was laid to rest.


Military services held for Nagel 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. William Nagel at the Peach Grove Cemetery on May 18, 2012.

Mr. Wilder served in the United States Army during World War II.

To Mr. William Nagel 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 Bruce Westbrook, Ken Wrobleski, Donald Steele, Jim Sharp, Charles Biddle, Phil Hedges, Sam Hodge, Jim Morton, Bob Gulick, Omer Bentle, James Haley, Richard Colvin, Baxter Courts and Shelby McDowell.

Taps was played by Sam Hodge.

Another veteran was laid to rest.



Kenneth Littleton, 59 Print E-mail

Kenneth Jay Littleton, 59, of Falmouth, passed away Sunday May 20, 2012 at the St. Elizabeth in Edgewood.

He was born in Covington on November 2, 1952 the son of Wilma and Leonard Meenach and the late Cecil Littleton.

Preceding him death was his  father, Cecil Littleton.

Surviving are parents, Leonard and Wilma Wright Meenach, Foster; wife, Judy Littleton, Falmouth; son, Shawn Littleton, Falmouth; daughter, Jo Litttleton, Falmouth, Tricia Jenkins, Rising Sun, Ind., Tracy Bickel, Falmouth; brother, David Littleton; sisters, Bonnie Jacobs, Cheri Dryer, Donna Dryer, Linda Creekmoore and Melissa Partin;  several half-brothers and sisters; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Peoples Funeral Home will be caring for the family.

Online condolences can be submitted at: www.peoplesfuneralhomes.com.


Susan Kirk, 73 Print E-mail

Susan Phyllis Kirk, 73, of Paris passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the Bourbon Community Hospital in Paris.

Born in Harlin County, on November 4, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Hubert Everett and Sadie Davis Wilson. On January 8, 1972, she married Rev. David Emmet Kirk and her dear husband preceded her in death on June 29, 2003. She was a member of River of Life Ministries in Paris for 32 years. She worked with her husband, evangelizing throughout Kentucky and Ohio and sharing in his ministry. She touched and changed many lives, and she will be treasured by those who knew her.

Surviving are daughters, Martha Hatton, Paris, Regina Henson, Hamilton, Ohio; sons, Ray Morgan, Maysville, Curtis Lynn,   Williamsburg, Kenny Wright, Logan, Ohio, Mark Clark, Paris; brothers, Tyrone Lee Wilson, Paris and Arnold Wayne Wilson of Norwood, Ohio; grandchildren, Tracy and Kenny Morgan, Brittany Lynn, Chelsea and Dean Wright, Mindy Stout, Brandon and Dillon Clark, Susan True, Travis and Joshua Honaker, Jeremiah Henson and Tonya Hartness; several  great-grandchildren;  and a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral service were held on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Berry, with Pastor Krista Hampton, Rev. Ron Corbin and Evangelist Dreama Hawkins officiating.

Interment will take place in the Pythian Grove Cemetery, Berry.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, c/o Relay for Life Team of River of Life Ministries.

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


Hershell Wilder, 83 Print E-mail

Hershell Wilder, 83, of Butler passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at his home.

Born in Monroe, Mich. on December 1, 1928 to the late Arthur and Roxie Kelly Wilder, Hershell was a retired mechanic of Fisher Chevrolet in Falmouth and a member of the Full Gospel Church. He served in the United States Army and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were brothers, Bob, David, Don and Jimmy; and sisters, Gloria, Faye, Helen and Margaret.

Surviving are wife, Wanda Davidson Wilder; sons, Robert Wilder, Hershell McMullen, Bill Spiltler; daughters, Trina Pribble, Roxanne Pettit; brother, Bill Wilder, Bell Co.; sister, Kathleen Ferguson, Troy, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 25, 2012 at Peoples Funeral Home, Butler.

Interment took place at the Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Butler.


Mary Reannon, 47 Print E-mail

Mary Reannon, 47, of Butler passed away on May 18, 2012 at her residence.

Surviving are sons, Nicholas Ray Hughes, Butler, Andrew Scott Hughes, Butler, Joseph Ryan Hughes, Maysville.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 21, 2012 at Cooper Funeral Home.

Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Condolences can be made online at CooperFuneralHome.net


Judy Bush, 76 Print E-mail

Judy Faye Bush, 76, of Silver Grove passed away May 20, 2012  at St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas.

She was preceded in death by sister, Lucy Linden; and brothers Eligh and Joe King.

Surviving are sons, Gary Bush, Florence, Larry Bush, Silver Grove; daughter, Gail Linden (Paul), Silver Grove.

Memorials are suggested to St. Elizabeth Hospice of Ft. Thomas 85 North Grand Ave. Ft. Thomas, Ky. 41075.

Online condolences can be left at www.cooperfuneralhome.net.


Helen Wills, 91 Print E-mail

Helen Wilson Wills, 91, of Falmouth, passed away at 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at St. Elizabeth HealthCare in Edgewood.

Born on April 28, 1921 in Carlisle, she was the only child of the late Robert Uriah and Lottie Adeline Young Wilson. On December 30, 1945 she married Floyd Elmer Wills at the Carlisle Christian Church parsonage.  Helen worked in accounting and title keeping for several businesses including J.C. Penney in Newport for several years.  A resident of Pendleton County for her entire married life, Helen generously gave hundreds of hours of volunteer effort, through many organizations, to build opportunities for the youth and adult populations of Pendleton County and Kentucky.  For over 50 years, she had been an active member of the Woodmen of the World Local Lodge 611, Falmouth, where she served as secretary of the lodge for several years, chairman of the scrapbook history of the lodge and publicity chair for all lodge activities. Additionally, she earned leadership roles in the organization as the East Kentucky National Representative for four years, board member of the East Kentucky Bluegrass Woodmen Youth Camp Association, for 11 years and vice president of the Youth Camp Advisory Board. She had been  a member, director, recording secretary and legislative chairperson for the Pendleton County Farm Bureau, a former board member and treasurer for the Morgan Christian Church, Falmouth, a charter member, for over 50 years, of the Pendleton County Extension Homemaker Clubs (Kay Knarr Club), where she also served as scrapbook chairperson and the treasurer for special events,  a member of the Pendleton County Youth Fair Board, where she loved supervising the Floral Hall,  a member and treasurer, for 30 years, of the Pendleton County Cooperative Extension District Board. She attended the Falmouth Christian Church.

Surviving her, in addition to her husband of 66 years, Floyd Wills; sons, Steven Floyd (Nancy White) Wills, Florence and David Charles Wills, Winchester;  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 Kramer and Mariah Kramer; and a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral service were held  on Saturday, May 19, 2012 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. The honorary pallbearers were the officers and board of directors for Woodmen of the World Lodge #611.

The WOW Lodge #611 conducted a service in honor of Helen on Friday, May 18, 2012, during the visitation.

Interment took place at the Carlisle Cemetery, Nicholas County.

Memorials are suggested to the Falmouth Christian Church, 303 W. Shelby Street, Falmouth, Ky. 41040 or the Pendleton County 4-H Clubs, 45 David Pribble Dr., Falmouth, KY 41040.

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


Thruston Doan, 52 Print E-mail

Thruston Stewart Doan, 52, of Little Rock, Ark. passed away on May 10, 2012.

Thruston was born on February 18, 1960 and was the Senior Editor at Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc. He also worked as an Agriculture Journalist for The National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB). For more than 30 years, this Kentucky native covered agricultural news for a variety of media, beginning with radio. He was considered the premier cotton and rice journalist in the nation but expanded his horizons to master the difficult policy questions that USDA and Congress grapple with. He was in Washington regularly to interview policymakers and develop his wide range of contacts. Stewart was president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting in 1998, and continued his involvement by serving on committees and as a stringer for the NAFB News Service. NAFB named him its 2006 national Farm Broadcaster of the Year when he was Delta Regional Farm Director of the Yancey Ag Network/Clear Channel Communications in Little Rock. He has been recognized by the National Cotton Council, the USA Rice Federation and the Arkansas Farm Bureau for his reporting on a wide range of agricultural policy issues.

Preceding him in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Doan, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Kearns; uncles, Clarence Doan Jr. (Buck) and Joe Earl Kearns; and  aunt, Nancy Doan Baxter.

Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Leslie Smith Doan; parents, Bill and Janice Doan, Cynthiana; in-laws, Charles and Sonia Smith, Little Rock, Ark.; daughters, Lauren Grace and Sara Elizabeth; sister, Karen (Michael) Gunther, Parker, Colo.; sister-in-law, Lori (James) Smith Canon; brother-in-law, Chuck (Cyndi) Smith; uncle, Lynn J. Baxter, Lexington; nieces, Lyndsey (Aron) Rogers, Lacey (Terry) Riciano and Lucy, Maggie, and Abby Smith; nephews, Brett and William Gunther, Parker, Colo.;  cousins, Diane (Charles) Busby, Lexington, Amy (Marty) McKinney, Falmouth and Karri Kearns Rider, Walton; second cousins, Lynn (Kyle) McMullin, Kelli (Scott) Simpson, Aryn and Morgan McKinney and Joe Rider; other cousins, Bella, Jackson, Dawson; and countless friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 15 at Faith Spring United Methodist Church, 501 S. Bowman, Little Rock, officiated by Rev. Brock Patterson.

Interment took place at Martin Cemetery.

A memorial service will also be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at The First United  Methodist Church, Cynthiana.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stewart Doan’s Children’s College Fund, c/o Peoples Bank, 20409 Arch St., Little Rock, AR 72206. The Doan family would like to thank family and friends that have given so much love and support.

Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, (501)224-2200.  Stewart’s online guestbook may be signed at www.littlerockfuneralhome.com.


Della "Susie" Blevins, 75 Print E-mail

Della "Susie" Blevins, 75, of Falmouth passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospice Unit, Edgewood.

Preceding her death are parents, Arther and Mary Saylers Stanilla; sisters, Arthene Stanilla and Louise Marr; and brother, Manuel Stanilla.

Surviving her are husband, Gaylord Blevins, Falmouth; sons, Elbert Blevins, Brooksville, Allen Blevins, Brooksville, Gaylord Blevins Jr., Owenton, Ronald Blevins, Ft. Knox; daughters, Deborah Anderson, Falmouth, Sarah Smith, Falmouth; and sister, Lucy Prokop, Idaho.

Funeral services were held Satuday, May 19, 2012 at Peoples Funeral Home, Butler.

Interment took place at Lenoxburg Cemetery, Foster.



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