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From: "Bobbie Ivey-Lewallen" <>
Subject: [CRR] Obits from The News-Journal 11/7/01
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 14:42:52 -0500
Helen Yvonne Owens, 66, Williamsburg, passed away Saturday, November 3,
2001 at her home.
Survivors include husband, I.J. Owens; one son, Jackie Owens and wife,
Barbara of Buck Creek Road, Williamsburg; one grandson, Christopher Owens
and wife, Rebecca of Buck Creek Road, Williamsburg; one granddaughter, Janet
Turner and husband, David of Corbin; two brothers, Roy Gilburth and wife,
Wanda of Manchester, Tennessee and Kenneth Gilburth of Jackson, Mississippi;
one great-grandchild, Savannah; and several nieces.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 6 at the Saxton Baptist
Church with Rev. Mike Grey and Rev. Billy Carpenter officiating. Burial was
in the Clearfork Cemetery.
Llewellyn Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
Viola "Vie" Meadors, 73, Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday evening,
October 30, 2001 at the Baptist Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include two daughters, Alice Meadors of Williamsburg and Opal
Cloud and husband, David of Williamsburg; one son, Elzie Meadors and wife,
Judy of Williamsburg; eight grandchildren, one step-grandchild, eight
great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, L.D.
Fore and wife, Barbara of Williamsburg and Johnny Fore and wife, Jewell of
Williamsburg; two sisters, Frances Canada of Williamsburg and Tilda Meadors
and husband, Rev. Manuel Meadors of Williamsburg; several nieces and
nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 2 at the Croley Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Manuel Meadors and Rev. Rodney Sulfridge officiating.
Burial was in Ryan Cemetery in Williamsburg.
Cecil Barton Davis, 93, Corbin, passed away Wednesday, October 31,
2001 in the Christian Health Center.
She was born January 10, 1908 in Knox County to the late Calvin and Ellen
Peck Barton. Since 1931, she had belonged to Central Baptist Church.
Survivors include two granddaughters, Elaine Ozment and husband, Mike of
Corbin and Jewell Sampson of Grant's Pass, Oregon; four great-grandchildren,
Shawn, Dennis, and Benjamin Ozment, and Angela Hewitt; ten
great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben W. Davis, in 1979; her
daughter, Pauline Sampson in 1994; and a granddaughter, Ramona Lynn Sampson
Funeral services were held Friday, November 2 at the O'Neil Funeral Home
Chapel with Dr. Bill Whitaker officiating. Interment was in the Rest Haven
Memorial contributions may be given to Central Baptist Church.
Myrtle Green Pettas, 94, formerly of Calvin, passed away Monday, October 29,
2001 in Montgomery, Alabama.
She was a sister of the late William M. Green and the aunt of Ann
Vermillion and Dorothy Pennington of Corbin, and Bob Green of Clearwater,
Other survivors include a son, Dr. Bill Pettas and his wife, Maria of
Montgomery, Alabama; a daughter, Irene Inman of Pleasanton, California;
seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary C. Withers
of Knoxville, Tennessee; a great-nephew, Don Bingham of Pineville; and
several other nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held Saturday, November 3 at the Pine Hill
Cemetery with Rev. Ron Green officiating.
O'Neil Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Charlie Brown, 37, Corbin, passed away Monday, October 29, 2001 at Jewish
Hospital in Louisville.
He was a member of the Calvary Apostolic Lighthouse Church and Assistant
Manager at Lee's Famous Recipe where he worked for 12 years.
Survivors include his wife, Rose Ann Hollingsworth Brown of Corbin; one
son, Charles Christopher Brown of Corbin; two daughters, Analyssa Marie
Brown and Bethany Suzanne Brown of Corbin; special nephew, Donald Ray Brown
of Corbin; his parents, Charlie Edward and Joyce Saylor Rose of Corbin; two
brothers, Donald Ray Brown and Benjamin Edward Rose, both of Corbin; three
sisters, Linda Marie Day, Lisa Thompson and Dellie Thomas, all of Corbin;
also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 1 at the Vankirk Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Ron Mosher officiating.
Burial was in the Brown-Mullins Cemetery in Laurel County.
Friends and family served as pallbearers.
Nerva Evelyn Manus, 65, Williamsburg, passed away Saturday morning,
October 27, 2001 at the Rockcastle County Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
Mrs. Manus was employed with Cumberland College for 17-1/2 years. She
attended the Mt. Ash Church of God.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, R.V. Manus of Williamsburg;
daughter, Phyllis Inez Cook and husband, William of the Wolf Creek
Community, Williamsburg; three sons, Russell Manus and wife, Macy of
Williamsburg, Roy Manus and wife, Patty of Williamsburg, and Donnie Manus
and wife, Lisa of Williamsburg; 11 grandchildren, Sedina Lawson and husband,
Jason, Steven Manus and wife, Krystal, Samantha Manus, Stacey Manus,
Stephanie Manus, Sasha Manus, Stuart Manus, Tosha Manus, Taska Manus, Amy
Manus, and Andrea Manus; two step-grandchildren, Scott Cook and Rianna
Renfro; two great-grandchildren, Angel and Zacheriah Lawson; three brothers,
Gilbert Hamblin and wife, Pat of Rockholds, Ed Hamblin and wife, Ethel Mae
of Williamsburg and Robert Hamblin of Knoxville, Tennessee; sister, Martha
Hazel Creekmore of Williamsburg; also several nieces and nephews and a host
of friends to mourn her passing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Quillen and Mary Hamblin and a
brother, Herman Hamblin.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 30 at the Croley Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Ulys Cox, Rev. Johnny Douglas, and Rev. Roy Cox
officiating. Burial was in the Young Cemetery in the Mulberry Community.
Denny Lawson, 74, Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away
Wednesday evening, October 31, 2001 at the Good Samaritan Hospital,
He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 48 years, Jacqueline (Nee Reed)
Lawson of Cincinnati, Ohio; loving father of Madelyn Lawson, Gail (Wayne)
McKenzie, Diane Lawson, Jimmy (Cathy) Lawson, Donna (Michael) Baker and Lois
Stephens; dear grandfather of Kimberly, George, Ray, Dawn, Bud, Glenn,
Kelly, Chris, Sarah, Eric, Amy, Jeremy, and Joanne; devoted
great-grandfather to Amie, Ashley, Mikey, Kirstin, Kaitlyn, Shannon, James,
Samantha, Brandon and James S.; dear brother of Edith Roundtree, Herbert
Lawson, Talmadge Lawson, Truitt Lawson and Nola Mae Campbell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Lottie Lawson and his
siblings, Vivian Rountree, Audrey Croley, Louise Freeman and Willard Lawson,
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 3 at the Good Samaritan
Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Burial was in the Davis Addition, Highland
Croley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Janice F. Gregory, 63, Corbin, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2001
at the Baptist Regional Medical Center.
She was the daughter of the late Hayden and Bessie Wells. Mrs. Gregory
was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, W.H. "Red" Gregory; one son, Kevin Gregory
and wife, Annette of London; one daughter, Lanora Durham and husband, Jim of
Corbin; one brother, Rev. Darvin Wells and his wife, Sue of Corbin; four
half-sisters, Linda Wells of Corbin, Elaine Putthoff and husband, Gary of
Covington, Jolene Morgan and husband, Billy of London and Mildred Hampton of
Texas; three grandchildren, Joey and Christopher Gregory and Hannah Durham;
and a niece, Darva Gibbs and husband, John Bill of Corbin.
She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Allen Gregory.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 5 at the O'Neil Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Coy Brewer officiating. Interment was at the Corinth
Thomas Glendon "Glenn" Peace, 63, Rochester, Michigan, formerly of Gatliff,
passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2001 in Rochester, Michigan.
Survivors include his wife, Rosemarie; one daughter, Tina Marie Hess of
Sterling Heights, Michigan; son, Ron Peace and wife, Carol of Oakland
Township, Michigan; four grandchildren, Christopher, Ryan, Jennifer and
Brittany; five sisters, Norma Jean "Dean" Lawson of Corbin, Mary Hall and
husband, Wade of Rockholds, Sherry Guiher and husband of Corbin, Pat Sumner
of Toledo, Ohio and Polly Hatmaker and husband; one brother, Joe Matt Peace
and wife, Ruth of Gatliff; several nieces, nephews and a host of other
relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 2 at the Pixley Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Richard B. Cryderman officiating. Burial was in the
Christian Memorial Cemetery in Rochester, Michigan.
Obituary information courtesy of Croley Funeral Home.
James Dana Lawson, 45, London, formerly of Meadow Creek, passed away
Friday morning, November 2, 2001 at the Baptist Regional Medical Center,
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann Lowe Lawson of London; his
parents, Virgil and Barbara Parker Lawson of Williamsburg; his stepson,
Jonathan Byrd of Williamsburg; three sisters, Brenda Lawson of Elyria, Ohio,
Verna Dreher of Amhurst, Ohio and Debbie Lawson of Columbus, Ohio; one
brother, Daniel Lawson of Corbin; two nieces, four nephews, and four
great-nieces; and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 4 at the Croley Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Jerry Watkins officiating. Burial was in the Lawson
Cemetery on Flat Creek Road in Rockholds.
James "Cute" Perry, 62, Hampton, Georgia, formerly of Wolf Creek, passed
away Saturday, October 27, 2001 at his home in Hampton, Georgia.
Survivors include one son, James William Perry of Hampton, Georgia; one
daughter, Nora Mae Perry of Hampton, Georgia; one grandson, James William
Owens of Marietta, Georgia; two brothers, Ray Perry and wife, Barbara of
Wolf Creek, Williamsburg and Harvey Lee Perry and wife, Jean of Ohio; three
sisters, Eliza Reynolds of Williamsburg, Mary Sue Lambiotte and husband of
Pennsylvania and Barbara Ashton and husband, Bruce of Corbin; 15 nieces and
nephews and 21 great-nieces and -nephews; one sister-in-law, Jessie Reece of
Jonesboro, Georgia; and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Rae Baird Perry, and his
parents, Andy Perry and Enthia Jones Perry.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 31 at the Croley Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Ashton and Rev. Kenny Rice officiating. Burial
was in the Perry Cemetery in Wolf Creek Community.
Elva Bundy Hampton, 76, Corbin, passed away Monday, October 29, 2001 at the
U.K. Medical Center in Lexington.
The daughter of the late Elmer and Mae Philpot Bundy, born October 3,
1925 at Urban, Ky., Mrs. Hampton was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church
and a retired school teacher with the Laurel County School System.
Survivors include her husband, Tom Hampton of Corbin; two daughters,
Charlotte Riley of London and Rhonda Stone and husband, Mike of Augusta,
Georgia; six brothers, Otis Bundy of Richmond, Ellis Bundy of Springboro,
Ohio, Vernon Bundy of New Albany, Indiana, Homer Lee Bundy of London, Gene
Bundy of London and Clemons Bundy of London; four sisters, Jewell Dean
Taylor of Westland, Michigan, Juanita Owen of Burkesville, Georgia Mae
Heightchew of Shelbyville and Carol Marcum of Tipp City, Ohio; three
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother,
Family and friends served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Barry
Rose, Mike Stone, Michael Stone, and Andrew Sumrall.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 1, Rev. Bobby Joe Eaton and
Rev. Scott Cannon officiated. Burial followed in the Cumberland Memorial
George William Wallen, 51, formerly of Corbin, passed away Friday,
October 26, 2001 in Hillsboro, Oregon. A brother, Gordon Wallen of Corbin,
is among the survivors.
Funeral services were held October 30 at the Vankirk Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Tim Mills officiating. Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery by
Vankirk Funeral Home.
Carolyn Bunch Wilson, 56, formerly of Whitley County, passed away
Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at Hospice of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. She was the
daughter of the late Virginia and Everett Bunch.
Funeral services were held November 2 at the Stubbs-Conner Funeral Home,
Waynesville, Ohio. Burial followed in the Miami Cemetery, Corwin, Ohio.
Obituary information courtesy of Jones & Son Funeral Home.
Gary Lee Smith, 54, Corbin, passed away Monday, October 29, 2001 at his
residence. His father, Hayden Smith of Corbin, survives.
Funeral services were held October 30 at the Vankirk Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Darrell Bargo officiating. Burial was in the Hutchens Cemetery by
Vankirk Funeral Home.
James William Wyrick, 84, Lexington, passed away Monday, October 29, 2001
at his home. He is survived by his wife, Mary Wagers Wyrick, Lexington.
Funeral services were held November 1 at the W.R. Milward Mortuary with
Dr. Harold W. Dorsey officiating. Burial followed in the Blue Grass Memorial
Arthur Jerome Yonce, formerly of Corbin, and son of the late Henry and
Georgia Yonce, passed away at his home in New York City on Monday, October
A graveside service will be held at a later date by the Ronald B. Jones
Funeral Home, Ludlow.
Grant Cornett, 70, London, passed away Monday, October 29, 2001 at his
Funeral services were held October 31 at the Hart Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Paula Farmer, Rev. Bob Steins, and Rev. Jamie Maxey officiating.
Burial was in the Butler Co. Memorial Park in Hamilton, Ohio by the Hart