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From: "Bobbie Ivey-Lewallen" <>
Subject: [CRR] Obits from The News-Journal, Laurel County area
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 01:15:51 -0400


Obituaries for October 10, 2001

Mary Elizabeth Gabbard, 95, of Annville, KY in Jackson Co., passed away
Saturday, October 6, 2001 at Jackson Manor. Born on May 25, 1906, in Jackson
Co., KY, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Syrena McDowell
Simpson. She was a retired school teacher receiving a Bachelors of Arts
degree from Eastern Kentucky University.
She was a member of the McWhorter Christian Church, the Eastern Star,
DAR, Alpha Delta Kappa, and Daughters of the Nile, and Central Baptist
Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary Association.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years: Ernest L. Gabbard;
one sister: Gertrude Hillard; and one brother: Charles L. Simpson.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews: Charles L. Hillard, Mary
Trosper, Andy Hillard, Donna Simpson, Dana Albrecht, Charley Price, Ova Gene
Gabbard, Fletcher Gabbard, Arkie Gabbard, Violet Kostun, Ernestine Reece,
Tony Gabbard, Sylvia Boggs, and Dennis Tillery, along with great-nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Bowling Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m.
with Quentin McNabb and Eldon Bowling officiating. Burial was in the
Lexington Cemetery at 1 p.m. Pallbearers were: Andy Hillard, Tom Trosper,
Ova Gabbard, Stanley Boggs, Fletcher Gabbard and Tony Gabbard.

Nola Ball, 92, of London, KY passed away Monday, October 1, 2001 in her
residence. She was a retired school teacher and was affiliated with White
Oak Christian Church in Cincinnati, OH.
Preceding her in death: father: Charlie McKnight; mother: Nannie Belle
(Coldiron) McKnight; husband: Archie J. Ball.
Survivors include several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 4, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in
House -Rawlings Funeral Home. Burial was in Swiss Colony Cemetery in London,
KY.

Marvin Craft, 74, of Barbourville, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2001
at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
He is survived by: brother: Jack Craft and wife Dorothy of London, KY;
sister: Geneva Underwood of Barbourville.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2001
at the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Wolfe and Rev. Seymour
Wattenbarger officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

On October 2, 2001, God called our beloved husband, Daddy, Pappaw and
Great-Pappaw home. After a lengthy illness, Charlie R. McNew passed on to
his new life at his Hamilton residence. He was born October 23, 1921 in
Laurel County, Kentucky, the oldest son of William and Ella (Hopkins) McNew.
His brothers, Ray and John survive.
Charlie was educated in Laurel County and worked as a farmer. He proudly
answered his Country's call serving in the Headquarters & Headquarters
Squadron of the 5th Army Air Corps during World War II. He was in Bismark
Archipelago, Southern Philippines and Luzon. He received the American
Theatre Ribbon; Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon with three bronze stars; Good
Conduct Ribbon; and World War II Victory Medal.
Upon his discharge, he returned to Laurel County to marry his childhood
sweetheart. On June 27, 1946 Charlie and Inez Lewis were united in marriage.
To this union, one daughter was born Brenda Charlene Irvine also of
Hamilton.
The couple moved to Hamilton in 1947 and he became employed with Krauth
and Benninghofen, from which he retired in 1981. He was a member of Zion
United Baptist Church, proudly being a charter member of the church. Charlie
was also affiliated with the Fairfield Veterans of Foreign War Post and
Fraternal Order of Eagles Butler Aerie 407.
God, Country and Family were Charlie's greatest pride. During his long
illness, visiting with friends and especially family members brought him
great joy. In addition to his wife, daughter and brothers, he leaves four
grandchildren: Jacque (Bill) Vandeventer and Becky (Ryan) Isaacs of
Hamilton, Mark (Melanie) Irvine of Atlanta, Georgia and Chris (Bridget)
Irvine of London, Kentucky. Also left were his extra-special
great-grandchildren: Michael and Nicci Vandeventer; Brittani, Collin,
Lindsey and Logan Irvine; and his new "Little Buddy" Kenny Isaacs. He also
leaves behind a devoted niece, Dorothy Moore of Trenton, Ohio, as well as a
host of other family members and friends.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, several
step-brothers and sisters as well as a much-loved Mother and Father-in-law,
Lillie and Caddie Lewis and special brother-in-law Delford Lewis.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 6, 2001 at the Colligan
Funeral Home in Hamilton; burial followed in Rose Hill Memorial Park with
Elder Lowell Brown, Pastor of Zion United Baptist Church officiating.
Pallbearers were: Mark Irvine, Chris Irvine, Bill Vandeventer, Michael
Vandeventer, Nicci Vandeventer and Ryan Isaacs.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Kathleen Long,
Dr. Richard Sternberg and Dr. Kevin Campbell for their wonderful care; and
also to the many friends and family for their prayers and support during his
illness.

Cindy Jill Hatton Miller, 28, of London, KY, passed away Tuesday, October
2, 2001 in her residence. She was a Pre-school teacher and was affiliated
with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Survivors include: husband: Terry Miller, London, KY; father: Charles
Edward Hatton, London, KY; mother: Mary Janice Hatton (Nicely), London, KY;
son: Zachary Tyrel Miller, London, KY; brother: Charles Brandon Hatton,
London, KY; sister: Kimberly Ann Hatton, Richmond, KY.
Funeral services were held October 5, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. in the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Corbin, KY, with Bishop James Thomas
officiating. Burial was in A. R. Dyche Memorial, London, KY. Pallbearers
were: Elder Brown, Pat Graham, Matthew Maguet, Gary Nicely, Owens Ockerman,
Jr. and Elder Udermott.
Bowling Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of all arrangements.

Eric Todd Hopkins, 22, of London, KY, passed away Monday, October 1, 2001
in Marymount Medical Center. He was a former employee of Red Lobster,
Richmond, KY.
Those preceding him in death: grandfather: Charlie Hopkins; grandmother:
Martha Hopkins.
Survivors include: father: Esco Hopkins, London, KY; mother: Debbie
(Proffitt) Hopkins, London, KY; son: Drake Vanorney; brother: Chris Hughes,
London, KY; grandfather: Tilford Proffitt, London, KY; grandmother: Wilma
Proffitt, London, KY.
Funeral services were held October 4, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in
House-Rawlings Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Baker, Rev. Shawn Madden and Rev.
Thermon Taylor officiating. Burial was in Smith Cemetery in London, KY.

Cloyd Patton, 88, of London, KY, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2001 in
his residence. He was a grocer and was affiliated with Laurel Chapel in
London, KY.
Those preceding him in death: father: Thomas C. Patton; mother: Mattie
(Watkins) Patton; wife: Nola Green Patton.
Survivors include: daughter: Margie Anders, London, KY; three sons: Carl
Patton, London, KY; Donald R. Patton, Cincinnati, OH; Jack Patton, London,
KY; brother: Onas Patton, East Bernstadt, KY; four grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at House-Rawlings Funeral Home on October 5,
2001 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Walter Ballenger and Rev. Isaac Proffitt
officiating. Burial was in Pleasant View Cemetery, London, KY.

Evelyn Smith, 73, of Valparaiso, IN, passed away Monday October 1, 2001
in Fountainview Place, Portage, IN. She was a homemaker and was affiliated
with Blackwater Baptist Church, London, KY.
Those preceding her in death: father: Daniel Maxey; mother: Lily (Hodge)
Maxey; husband: Shelby R. Maxey.
Survivors include: daughter: Shirley Luna and husband Fred, Valparaiso,
IN; son: Darrell R. Smith, Benton, KY; brother: Charles Maxey and wife
Josie, Corbin, KY; sister: Rosa Smith and husband Earl, London, KY; sister:
Geneva Williams and husband Jim, Tampa, FL; three grandchildren: Shelbie J.
Luna, Bridgette Smith and Jacob Smith.
Funeral services were held October 5, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in
House-Rawlings Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Huff and Bro. Larry Roark officia
ting. Burial was in Smith Cemetery in London, KY.

Lorene Benge Williams, 78, of London, KY, passed away October 7, 2001 at
her residence. She was retired Co-Owner and Operator of Benge Farm Supply
and attended the First Baptist Church.
Those preceding her in death were: mother: Leona Walden; father: Sherman
Benge; one sister: Thelma Pearl Bruner; two brothers: Loren Benge, Billy
Sherman Benge.
Survivors include: spouse: Victor S. Williams, London, KY; one son: Ted
Williams, East Bernstadt, KY; two daughters: Marna Bundy, London, KY, Kaye
Parsley, Oakland, KY; two brothers: Charlie Benge, Harold Benge, both of
London, KY; three sisters: Viola Brewer, Virginia Chesnut, Ann Berry, all of
London, KY; eleven grandchildren.
Services were held at the London Funeral Home Chapel on Oct. 9 at 11 a.m.
with Dr. Terry Lester officiating. Burial was in the Benge Cemetery, London,
KY.
Pallbearers were Ed Stanko, Scott Porter, Philip Bundy, Hubbell Williams,
Austin Williams and Melvin Chesnut.

Johnnie B. Wyatt, 54, of Trafalgar, IN, passed away Sept. 29, 2001. He
owned and operated Wyatt's Grocery in Peoga, IN.
Preceding him in death were: father: George Franklin Wyatt; wife: Polly
Wyatt; son: John John Wyatt.
Survivors include: mother: Eulene Wyatt Garland, London, KY; daughter:
Edith Wyatt Hale and husband: Mike Hale, London, KY; one grandson: Justin
Hale, London, KY; two sisters: Judy Read, Fairland, IN and Rita Garrison,
Indianapolis, IN; five brothers: Walter Fletcher, Delmas Fletcher, Jim
Fletcher and George Wyatt, all of Trafalgar, IN; Frank Garland, London, KY;
stepmother: Hazel Wyatt, Trafalgar, IN.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bowling Funeral
Home with Rev. Walter Fletcher and Jay Griffie officiating. Burial will be
in the Wyatt's Chapel Cemetery, London, KY.

Thelma Buckner, 86, of London, KY, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2001
at the Marymount Medical Center. She was a homemaker and attended the
Liberty Baptist Church.
Those preceding her in death were father: Jim Pennington; mother: Ella
Pennington, husband: Carl Buckner.
Survivors include: two sisters: Geneva Mooney, Alma Morgan, both of
London, KY; two brothers: Earl Pennington, Johnny Pennington, both of
London, KY.
Services were held at the Bowling Funeral Home Chapel on Oct. 8 at 11
a.m. with Rev. Shawn Madden and Rev. Thurman Taylor officiating. Burial was
in the Liberty Cemetery, London, KY.

Lomer Smith, 71, of East Bernstadt, KY, passed away Friday, October 5,
2001 at his residence. She was a homemaker and attended the Indian Grave
Branch United Baptist Church.
Those preceding her in death were: father: Felix North; mother: Alifair
North; husband: Bradley Smith.
Survivors include: seven daughters: Lois Fulkerson, New Albany, IN,
Sharon Gorter, Lexington, KY, Janice Gregory, Barbara Napier, both of
Manchester, KY, Dorothy Hensley, Kimberly Reams, both of London, KY, Alice
Matthews, CA; one son: Freddie Smith, East Bernstadt, KY; three sisters:
Rosa Brock, Betty Jackson, both of Harlan, KY, Ruby Powers, Dayton, OH; one
brother: Eugene North; twenty grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren.
Services were held at the Indian Grave Branch United Baptist Church on
Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Elbert Howard and Rev. Wayne Sizemore
officiating. Burial was in the Smith Cemetery, Manchester, KY.
Bowling Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of all arrangements.

Bobby McDowell, 54, of London, KY, passed away Friday, October 5, 2001 at
the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was affiliated with the Dutch
Reform Church of Annville, KY, a truck driver and a US Army Veteran.
Preceding him in death was his father: Ed McDowell.
Survivors include: mother: Katie McDowell, London, KY; one sister: Betty
Jones, London, KY; three brothers: Johnny McDowell, London, KY, Lowell
McDowell, Berea, KY, Robert McDowell, Windsor, MO.
Services were held at the Bowling Funeral Home Chapel Oct. 9 at 1 p.m.
with Rev. Leon Edwards officiating. Burial was in the McDaniel Cemetery,
London, KY.

David Walter Nelson, 58, of East Bernstadt, KY, passed away Friday,
October 5, 2001 at the University of Louisville Hospital. He was retired
from International Harvester in Louisville, affiliated with Olive Gilead
Methodist Church, graduated from EKU with a BS degree in Accounting, and a
US Army Veteran.
Those preceding him in death were: father: Arthur (A.H.) Nelson; mother:
Mattie Nelson.
Survivors include wife: Kathy Nelson, East Bernstadt, KY; one son: Todd
Nelson, Louisville, KY; one daughter: Tiffany Wilbert, Louisville, KY; four
sisters: Judy Gautsch, Tuscon, AZ, Irene Goldstein, Vero Beach, FL, Orvilyne
Gumm, Somerset, KY, Linda Joseph, Pittsburg, KY; one brother: Emery Nelson,
Louisville, KY; one grandchild: Deaven Wilbert, Louisville, KY.
Services were held at the Bowling Funeral Home Chapel Oct. 8 at 1 p.m.
with Rev. Lawrence Cornelius officiating. Burial was in the Nelson Cemetery,
East Bernstadt, KY.

Mr. James (Jim) Payne, 85, of London, KY, formerly of Claiborne County
was born May 1, 1916 and departed this life Oct. 6, 2001 at his home.
He was a Christian, a Veteran of WWII. He was a prisoner of war. He
received the Purple Heart. He was preceded in death by his parents: B.M. &
A.M. (Jennings) Payne; his wife: Mary O'Dell Payne; four sisters and four
brothers.
Survivors include one son: Jeffery Austin Payne; one grandson: Demian
Corey Payne; granddaughter: Jessica Diane Payne, all of London, KY; one
sister: Kathleen Stockwell of Florida; sisters-in-law: Bertha Payne of New
Tazewell, Alberta Cody Payne of Aiken, SC.
Services will be held at the Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell, TN on Oct.
15. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery.

Paula Edmonds, 82, of East Bernstadt, KY, passed away October 7, 2001 in
the Marymount Medical Center. She was a homemaker and was affiliated with
Swiss Colony Baptist Church.
Preceding her in death: father: Paul Eichblatt; mother: Ethel Johnson;
husband: William O. Edmonds, Sr.
Survivors include: two daughters: Ann Corso, London, KY; Bonny Porter,
Denver, CO; three sons: Bill Edmonds, Louisville, KY; Gerry Edmonds,
Columbus, GA; Jim Edmonds, Chicago, IL; six grandchildren: Andy Edmonds,
Chicago, IL; Shannon Gruenke, Nashville, TN; Josh Martinez, Denver, CO;
Kendra Powers, Omaha, NE; Max Swartz, London, KY; Katie Corso, London, KY;
great-grandchild: Hunter Powers, Omaha, NE.
Memorial service will be held October 11, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Swiss
Colony Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Jervis officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Swiss
Colony Baptist Church.
London Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.





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