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Subject: Obits From The Barbourville Mountain Advocate 31 May 2001
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 21:08:16 EDT


From The Barbourville Mountain Advocate 31 May 2001

JACK H. BALLARD , age 79, of Barbourville, passed away Friday afternoon, May
11, 2001, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center on Leestown Road in
Lexington. He was a sone of the late Ray B. and Malinda Lawson Ballard born
on July 25, 1921 in Knox County.
Mr. Ballard was a retired lieutenant colonel from the Kentucky Army National
Guard and was a member of the Barbourville First Baptist Church . He was a
World War II Army veteran and an avid golfer. On September 15, 1946, he
united in marriage with Mary Lee Dixon in Barbourville and to this union two
children were born.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Ray
B. Ballard Jr., Jerry Hopper Ballard and Norman Paul Ballard; and two
sisters, Ruth Ballard Faulkner and Jane Ballard Mitchell.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary Lee Ballard of Barbourville; two
children, Jack H. Ballard II and Marsha Beth Ballard both of Lexington; one
brother, John Marshall Ballard and wife, Faye, of Barbourville; among other
loved ones and dear friends who mourn his passing. Funeral services were
conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Monday, May 14 at 2 p.m.
where the Rev. Bob Lowery officiated. Mr. Ballard was laid to rest in the
Barbourville Cemetery with full military honors.
Bearers were members of the First Brigade Pallbearers-Firing Squad from Fort
Campbell. Honorary bearers were Donnie Martin, Ray Canady, Larry Hammons, Jim
Williams, John Paul Jones, Leon Disney, Homer Vanover, Don Lawson, Sidney K.
Back, John Hauser, Ed Boyd, David Ballard, William L. Lusk, E. V. Bargo Jr.
and W. W. Elam Jr.
Expressions of sympathy may go to Alzheimer's research in loving memory of
Mr. Ballard.
Arrangements were under the direction of Knox Funeral Home.

CAMMIE ELLIOTT, age 72, of Pineville, passed away Monday, May 14, 2001 at his
home. He was a son of the late Elize and Amanda Hoskins Elliott born on
December 22, 1928 at Stoney Fork. Mr. Elliott was a member and deacon at the
Apple Grove Baptist Church and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.
On December 26, 1952, he united in marriage with Mary Helen LeFevers and to
this union three children were born.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Cledith
Elliott Hoskins and Lillian Elliott Brock and two brothers, Edgar Elliott and
John Elliott. Survivors include his wife, Mary Helen Elliott of Pineville;
one son, Cammie Michael Elliott and wife, Patsy, of Russell Springs; two
daughters, Mary Elliott West and husband, Larry, and Gale Elliott Cain all of
Barbourville; one brother, Paul Elliott and wife, Bonnie, of Pineville; four
granddaughters, Brigette Elliott and Brooke Cox and husband, Jeff, all of
Barbourville; Miranda Elliott of Russell Springs and Kara Elliott of
Louisville; one grandson, Brandon West of Barbourville; among other loved
ones and dear friends who mourn his passing.
Funeral services were conducted in the chapel of the Creech Funeral Home
Tuesday, May 15 at 2 p.m. where the Rev. Hurla Phillips, the Rev. John Partin
and the Rev. Denvil Taylor officiated. Mr. Elliott was laid to rest in the
Elliott Cemetery at Stoney Fork.
Casket bearers were Jimmy C. Elliott, Jamie Elliott, Timmy Elliott, Paul
Elliott, Jeff Cox and Brandon West. Honorary bearers were Ray Hammons, Dennis
Hammons, Ellis Hammons, Ellis Carnes, Rondle Warfield and Genny Hobbs.
This is a courtesy announcement from Knox Funeral Home.

MARIE CARR ZIMMERMAN, age 90, of Eustis, Florida and formerly of Knox County.
died April 18, 2001 in Eustis. She was the daughter of the late James Hawker
Brown and Amanda Miller Brown, born to them on December 1, 1910 in Knox
County. Mrs. Zimmerman was a member of the Trosper Church of Christ in
Trosper, Kentucky.
She is preceded in death by her first husband, James Carr; her second
husband, G. Fred Zimmerman; one sister, Eva Lawson; two brothers, Lee and
Bill Brown.
She is survived by her three sons, Dorsel Carr of Greenboro, North Carolina,
Jack Carr of Tampa, Florida, and J. B. Carr of Eustis; several grandchildren;
two brothers, Alfred Brown of Akron, Ohio and Jess Brown of King, Wisconsin.
Graveside services were held at the Powers Cemetery at Trosper on Saturday,
May 19, 2001 at 10 a.m. where Bro. Ralph Sheaffer officiated.
Hopper Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

WALTER "Walt" MILLS, age 77, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Knox County, passed
away Friday, May 18, 2001 in the Hospice of Dayton after a lengthy illness.
He was a son of the late Ned and Nettie Hubbard Mills born on March 8, 1924
in Knox County.
Mr. Mills was an active church member of the Bethany Baptist Church where he
served as Deacon, sunday school director and Treasurer for more than 30
years. He served this country in the United States Navy during World War II.
Mr. Mills is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Juanita Lawson Mills of
Dayton; one son, Walter C. and wife Sina Mills of Carmel, Indiana; one
daughter, Annette and husband Robert Schuder of Washington Township, Ohio;
one sister, Dorothy Newman of Himyar; three brothers, Lester Mills of Himyar,
Lee Mills of Harlan and Bill Mills of Dayton; three grandchildren; one great
grandchild; among other loved ones and dear friends who mourn his passing.
Graveside services were conducted in the Barbourville Cemetery Tuesday, May
22 at 10 a.m. where the Rev. John Partin officiated.
Arrangements was under the direction of Knox Funeral Home.

EDWARD E. BRAY, age 78, of Kay Jay, departed this life on Wednesday, May 16,
2001 at his home. He was the son of the late Dewey and Estis (Hatmaker) Bray
born to them on July 10, 1922 in Knox County. Mr. Bray was a veteran of the
United States Army. On September 18, 1942 he united in marriage with Gertrude
Browning and to this union five children were born. He believed in the
Baptist Faith.
Mr. Bray is preceded in death by his parents Dewey and Estis Bray, one
daughter, Olivia Powers and one brother, James Dewey "Dick" Bray.
Mr. Bray is survived by his wife, Gertrude Bray of Kay Jay; two daughters,
Ella Sue Mullis and husband A. J. of Powers Branch, and Joyce Ann Bray of
Stanton; two sons, Edward Estil Bray and wife Delores and Jerry W. Bray all
of Kay Jay; along with many loved ones and friends to mourn his passing.
Funeral services for Mr. Edward Bray were conducted in the Hampton Funeral
Home Chapel on Saturday, May 19, 2001, at 2:30 p.m. where the Rev. Arnold
Petrey and the Rev. B. F. Jackson officiated.
Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

DORA PENNINGTON, age 66, of Orlando, Florida, formerly of Knox County, passed
away on Wednesday, May 16, 2001 in the Knox County Hospital. She was the
daughter of the late Lloyd and Margaret (Messer) Smith born to them on
December 2, 1934.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Lloyd and Margaret Smith, and one
sister, Freda Hensley. Mrs. Pennington is survived by one daughter, Sherry
Pennington of Orlando; one son, Ron Pennington and wife Pamela Kay of
Germantown, Ohio, Jewell Smith of Arizona and Patsy Rockwell and husband Dave
of Caprol, Illinois; six brothers, Lloyd Smith, Jr. and wife Dianne, Ed Smith
and wife Pat, Lester Smith and wife Donna, John Smith and wife Katherine and
Ray Smith all of Harvard, Illinois, Bill Smith and wife Geraldine of
Barbourville; five grandchildren; along with a host of other family members
and friends to mourn her passing.
Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Pennington were conducted in the Hampton
Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, May 19, 2001 at noon where the Rev. Denvil
Taylor officiated.
Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

DEXTER BRIGHT, age 69, of Bellevue, Kentucky was born in Knox County on
September 4, 1931 to the late Wiley Bright and Carrie Mills Bright. Mr.
Bright died in the Drake Center in Cincinnati on Friday, May 18, 2001.
On June 15, 1953, he united in marriage to Geleamon Mills.
He was preceded in death by a grandson and three brothers, Robert, Harold,
and J. W. Bright. Mr. Bright is survived by his wife, Geleamon Mills Bright
of Bellevue; one son, Dennis Ray Bright and dear friends of Cold Springs; one
granddaughter; one sister, Minnie Lawson and husband Harold of Hamilton; two
brothers, Russell Bright and wife Louise of Hinkle and Arthur Bright and wife
Wilma Jean of Barbourville; along with many other relatives and friends to
mourn his passing. Funeral services for Mr. Dexter Bright were conducted in
the Hopper Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, May 21, 2001 at 11 a.m. where the
Rev. Herman Mills and the Rev. Vernon Morris officiated. Mr. Bright was laid
to rest in the Lynn Camp Cemetery.
Hopper Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

JAMES EDWARD "Whitey" KING, age 53, of Flat Lick, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001
in the U. T. Medical Center in Knoxville. He was the son of the late Otto and
Mable Williams King, born to them on August 20, 1947 in Pineville, Kentucky.
Whitey was a former United States veteran. He is preceded in death by his
parents; two sisters, Edna Ruth Moore and Virgie Brafford; one brother-in-law.
Mr. King united in marriage to Suzanne Neubauers and to this union two
children were born. Then he united in marriage to Rachel Gambrel and to this
union a son was born.
Mr. King is survived by two sons, Kelly Ray King and wife Pamela of Boone
Height and Jacob Nathaniel King of Pensacola, Florida; one daughter, Karla
Louise Miller of Flat Lick; three grandchildren; one brother, Tom King and
wife Dorothy of West Virginia; eight sisters, Sherry Mills of Corbin, Erma
Chavies and husband Rick of Corbin, Mossie Mills of Flat Lick; Geneva
Robinson of Middlesboro, Margaret Keene and Elsie Pauley both of Russell
Springs, Emma Noble and husband Ellis of Corbin and Christine David of Flat
Lick; one brother-in-law; host of nieces and nephews; former spouses, Suzanne
Neubauers of Carrollton, Kentucky and Rachel Gambrel of Pensacola, Florida;
many other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Funeral services for Mr. James Edward "Whitey" King were conducted in the
Hopper Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, May 18, 2001 at 2 p.m. where Arthur
Miller Jr. officiated. Mr. King was laid to rest in the Paula Ann Cemetery at
Flat Lick.
Hopper Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

ELIZABETH LAWSON SCALF, age 81, of California Hollow, Barbourville, died
Sunday, May 21, 2001 in the Knox County Hospital. She was the daughter of the
late Perry and Molly Sasser Gilbert Lawson, born to them on June 14, 1919.
Mrs. Scalf was a member of the Heidrick Holiness Church. On November 15,
1935, she united in marriage to Estill Herman Scalf and to this union a son
was born.
Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, Charlie
Lawson, a half brother, Joe Gilbert and a great grandson.
Mrs. Scalf is survived by her husband of over 65 years, Estill Herman Scalf
of California Hollow; one son, Claude L. Scalf and wife Opel of Gray; four
grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; many
nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Lawson Scalf will be conducted in the
Hopper Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 1 p.m. with the Rev.
Garrett Garland and the Rev. Tommy Frazier officiating. Mrs. Scalf will be
laid to rest in the Scalf Cemetery in California Hollow.
Hopper Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.

ROBERT C. BAYS Sr., age 76, of Trosper departed this life on Sunday, May 20,
2001, in the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was the son of the late
Joel Bays and the late Laura (Goley) Bays, born to them on July 30, 1924 in
Knox County.
On October 28, 1946 he united in marriage with Irene Overton and to this
union seven children were born.
Mr. Bays was a veteran of the United States Army and served during WWII. Mr.
Bays was a member of the Trosper Church of God.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Joel and Laura Bays; one daughter,
Brenda Faye Bays; three sisters, Nola Sturdivant, Launa Golden and Lucille
Langley; three brothers, Elmer Bays, Hardin Bays and John Bays.
Mr. Bays is survived by his wife, Irene Bays of Trosper; four daughters,
Geraldine Hamilton and husband Vernon, Barbara Hembree and husband Starlin
all of Trosper, Betty Philpot and husband Vernon of Barbourville, and Wanda
Messer and husband Earl of Greenroad; two sons, Robert Bays Jr. of Trosper
and Charlie Bays and wife Denise of Artemus; two brothers, Jim Bays and wife
Alice of Covington and Tom Bays and wife Pauline of Independence; 13
grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and one step grandson.
Funeral services for Mr. Robert C. Bays Sr. will be conducted in the Hampton
Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ray
Napier, the Rev. B. F. Jackson and the Rev. Phillip Wynn officiating. Mr.
Bays will be laid to rest in the Coon Branch Cemetery at Trosper.
Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

JAMES ARTHUR RIDLEY, age 75, of Barbourville passed away Friday, May 18,
2001, at the V. A. Medical Center in Lexington. He was born in Detroit,
Michigan, on May 23, 1925 to John and Gladys (Hunt) Ridley. Mr. Ridley was a
veteran of the United States Marines.
Mr. Ridley is preceded in death by his parents John and Gladys Ridley; one
son, James Craig; two brothers, Jack Ridley and George Ridley.
Mr. Ridley is survived by three special friends; two sisters, Phyllis Hoas
and husband Harold of Owasso, Michigan, and Elizabeth Walsh of Livonia,
Michigan; one special niece; and two special sitters who were with him during
his illness, along with a host of other relatives and friends who mourn his
passing.
Funeral services for Mr. James Arthur Ridley were conducted on Sunday, May
20, 2001 at 4 p.m. in the Hampton Funeral Home Chapel where the Rev. Mahew
Church officiated. Mr. Ridley was laid to rest in the Attica Township
Cemetery in Imlay, Michigan.
Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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