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Patricia Upthegrove, 79 Print E-mail

Patricia Ann Upthegrove, 79, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012 at the University Hospital in Cincinnati, due to a lengthy illness.

Born on July 28, 1932 in Latonia, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Louise Newby Lynch. She worked for 32 years as a medical assistant/office manager for Dr. Fragge, Dr. Putnam, Dr. Schworer, and Dr. Villareal in Covington. She was a member of the St. Mary of the assumption Parish in Alexandria and loved playing Bingo, watching sports, going to church, and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by a daughter; Kim Upthegrove  Hellings in October 2001.

Survivors include her husband; George Thomas Delaney of Alexandria; sons, Troy (Tate) Upthegrove Jr., Memphis, Tenn., Mark (fiance Eileen O'Keefe) Delaney, Fishers, Ind., Jeff (Sandra) Delaney, Hamilton, Ohio;  daughters, Tina Delaney Ruffin, Independence, Terri Delaney, Seven Fields, Penn., Tara Upthegrove (Jerry) Orth of Alexandria,  Kathy Delaney Jones of Independence, Tammy Upthegrove (Jay) Schweitzer of Cynthiana;  sister,  Ruth Ann (Joseph) Runion,  Florence, 23 grandchildren, and 10 great- grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Alexandria with Father James Egbers officiating.

A visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. March 31 at the church. A reception will follow the mass in the Undercroft of the church.

Interment will take place at 3 p.m. in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Falmouth.

Woodhead Funeral Home in Falmouth is serving the family.

Memorial contributions are suggested to: St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church: 8246 E. Main Street, Alexandria, KY 41001 or St. Elizabeth Healthcare Breast Center: 1 Medical Village Dr. Edgewood, KY 41017 or Dr. Louis Putnam Scholarship Fund: C/O: St. Elizabeth Foundation, 1 Medical Village Dr. Edgewood, KY 41017 or the Charity of Choice.Online condolences may be sent to


Joy Wagner, 37 Print E-mail

Joy Elaine Colemire Wagner, 37, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012.  She was born on February 28, 1975 to Donna Whitehead and Scotty Colemire.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Gladys Colemire.

In addition to her parents, survivors include sons, Zachary and Cody Wagner of Taylor Mill; brother, Christopher Colemire; maternal grandparents, Raymond and Eva Whitehead of Augusta; and paternal grandfather, Robbie Jay Colemire of Foster.

A memorial service was held Saturday, March 24 at Augusta Church of the Nazarene.

Condolences may be sent to


Lloyd "Allen" Hutchison, 60 Print E-mail

Lloyd Allen Hutchison, 60, of Florence passed away on March 18, 2012  at his home.

He was preceded in death by father, Harold Lloyd Hutchison.

Survivors include wife, Kathy Senior Hutchison; mother,  Mary Ashcraft Hutchison; sons, Michael, Craig, Benjamin and Matthew; step-children, Melissa Shannon Baker, Charles and Jeremy Shannon; sisters, Sharon Smith and Connie Caudill; brothers, Leonard, John and Barry Hutchison, and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on March 23 at Egbrit Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, Ohio.

Internment was held at Mt. Moriah cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.


Irene Jackson Caldwell, 86 Print E-mail

Irene Jackson Caldwell, 86, of Butler, passed away Friday, March 16 at the River Valley Nursing Home.

Irene was born in Cannon, Ky. on June 27, 1925, daughter of the late Grover and Emma Hurst Jackson.

Irene was a member of the Mt. Moriah Christian Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher and  member of the ladies aide.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin Caldwell Jr.; son, Dwight Caldwell; daughter, Regina Caldwell; sisters, Mable Blackaby, Lois Burnett, Delcie Roberts and Dorothy Kelly Reeves; brothers, Clinton, Arnold, Lilbern, Charlie and Kenneth Jackson.

Survivors include, daughters, Bonnie (Verne) Epperson and Jurene Bockerstette, Florence; brother, Elmer Jackson Latonia; grandchildren, Jason Bockerstette and Daniel Caldwell;  and great-grandchildren, Mollykate Caldwell and Liam Caldwell.

Visitation will be noon to 3 p.m. with funeral service to follow Tuesday, March 20 at the Peoples Funeral Home, Butler.

Internment will take place at Butler Cemetery.

Joseph Courtney, 65 Print E-mail

Joseph Reese Courtney, 65, of Falmouth passed away Monday March 12, 2012 at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ft. Thomas.

Joe was born in Falmouth on January 6, 1947.

He was preceded in death by his parents,  Arthur Thomas and Julia M. Smith Courtney; wife, Joan Courtney; son, Charlie Courtney; sister, Libby Hamilton; brothers, Bruce, Robert and Charles “Popeye” Courtney.

Survivors include, daughters, Angel Clifford, Falmouth, Rose M. Rarrieck, Butler; son, Arthur Courtney, Falmouth; grandchildren, Andrew Clemmons, Justin Albos, Misty Courtney, Richard (Cody) Courtney, Destiny Fulmer, Melody Wooton, Christina Courtney, Conner Clifford, Wyatt Courtney, Joseph Presley Rarrieck, Joan Clifford, Janet Clifford and Gavin Allen William Rarrieck; and several friends and extended family.

Funeral services were held on Friday, March 16 at Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth.

Internment took place at Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth.

Sandra Kay Mattox, 72 Print E-mail

Sandra Kay (Hadden) Mattox, 72, of Bradenton, Florida passed away suddenly February 10 at her home.

Born January 11, 1940 in Dayton, Ky., she graduated from Falmouth High School in 1959. She retired as a bookkeeper from hotel, motel management company and was currently working part time at the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport.

Survivors included son, Douglas McClanahan; twin sister, Carol (Hadden) Ockerman, Chapin SC.; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren, Jackson, Miss.

Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on March 27 at the Chapin United Methodist Church, Chapin, SC.

Contributions to the American Heart association would be greatly appreciated.

Courtney Stephenson, 42 Print E-mail

Courtney Pyron Stephenson, 42, of Falmouth, Ky. passed away on Friday, March 2, 2012, in a tornado in Crittenden.

Born in Wyoming, Ohio, on May 31, 1969 to Sandra Harris Pyron and the late Weldon Pyron. On October 5, 1996, she married John William Stephenson, and they were blessed with two daughters: Olivia Harris Stephenson, nine and Lily Verkamp Stephenson, seven. Courtney served the community as president of the Butler United Methodist Women's group, Girl Scout leader to troop #1164, Pendleton County Library board member and as a parent volunteer in the Pendleton County schools. Courtney was known as a kind and generous friend, she had a deep love of family, strong faith and wonderful sense of humor. She graduated from Stephens College in Missouri with a degree in education. She loved children, leading her to a career though the years as a substitute teacher, latchkey coordinator and in various capacities with the Family Nurturing Center.

Courtney had battled breast cancer for three and a half years and was undergoing promising new treatment at Indiana University in Indianapolis. She was returning from an appointment there when the accident occurred. During her battle with breast cancer, her courage was an inspiration to many including her wonderful doctors and nurses, and the fellow patients she encouraged. She was also instrumental in securing new chairs and artwork for patients in the chemotherapy room at the Grant County Cancer Center. Courtney loved horses, dogs and doing things with and for others. While we are saddened by our loss, we are grateful her health struggles are over. In her memory, please be checked for cancer regularly and encourage others to do the same. Her greatest legacy is her children and in the lives of those who knew and loved her.

Surviving her: husband, John; daughters, Olivia and Lily; mother, Sandra Pyron of Tennessee; brother, Lindsey (Colleen) Pyron of West Chester, Ohio; sister, Carla Pyron of Cincinnati; mother and father-in- law, William and Judy Stephenson of Ft. Thomas; three nieces; three nephews and a host of other family and friends.

The funeral services were held on March 8, at the Butler United Methodist Church where Pastor David Johnston officiated.

Memorial donations can be made to the Butler United Methodist Women's group, 8417 Highway 27 N., Butler, Ky., 41006, the Pendleton County Library,228 Main Street, Falmouth, Ky., 41040 or Lifeline Ministries tornado victims, c/o Heritage Bank, 1818 Florence Pike, P.O. box 357, Burlington, Ky. 41005. Online condolences can be sent to the family at


Samuel Hubbard, 78 Print E-mail

Samuel Hubbard, 78, of Okechobee, Fla. passed away March 8, 2012 at his home.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, with funeral following at Lineman Funeral Home in Burlington, Ky.

Internment will be held at Independence Cemetery, Independence.



Jimmy Kidwell Sr., 61 Print E-mail

Jimmy Kidwell Sr., 61 of Alexandria passed away Saturday March 10 at St. Elizabeth Hospice Unit in Ft. Thomas.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 14 at Peoples Funeral Home, Butler with grave side service immediately following at the Bulter Cemetery.


Mary Fardo, 89 Print E-mail

Mary Ruth Fardo, 89, of Butler passed away on Monday, February 27, 2012 at the River Valley Nursing Home in Butler.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 3 at the St. Francis Xavier Church in Falmouth, under the direction of Peoples Funeral Home.




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