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From: "Bobbie Ivey-Lewallen" <>
Subject: [CRR] Obituary Notices for February 6, 2002 from The News-Journal
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 23:27:06 -0500
Evelyn Carolyn Pfanmoeller Forcht, born August 19, 1914 in Louisville,
passed away Monday, February 4, 2002 at the Baptist Regional Medical Center
Mrs. Forcht, a resident of Corbin, was the widow of Emanuel Forcht.
Survivors include a son, Terry E. Forcht, and wife Marion of Corbin; a
daughter, Janey C. Heath and husband Julian of Banner Elk, North Carolina;
grandchildren, Theodore C. and Nancy Forcht, Brenda and Fred Beloin, Laurie
and Rodney Shockley, Debbie and Mike Warren, Scott and Anne Heath, Cynthia
and Jim Austin, and Susan and Bobby Huskins; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Reverend Tim Thompson will conduct the funeral at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday,
February 7 at the Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Highway, Louisville.
Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m., also on Thursday.
Pallbearers will be Greg Johnson, Mark Terry, Anthony Grubb, Roger Alsip,
Chuck Rapier, Tom Brown and Dorsey Hall.
Final resting place will be Resthaven Cemetery, Louisville.
Mary Rachel Rice, 58, W. Hwy. 92, Williamsburg, passed away Sunday, January
27, 2002 at the Jellico Community Hospital, Jellico, Tennessee.
Survivors include three sons, Bill Rice and wife, Lorrie of Rockholds,
Thomas Rice of Middlesboro and Charles Joseph Brummett of Cincinnati, Ohio;
two brothers, Carl Thomas Brummett and Eugene Brummett, both of
Williamsburg; four sisters, Henrietta Brummett Taylor of Lexington, Shirley
Ann Brummett Taylor of Morehead, Laura Bedford of Detroit, Michigan and
Betty Brummett of Louisville; one half-sister, Betty Elizabeth Roberson of
Morristown, Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Eugene Rice; one sister,
Sammel Owens; one brother, Andy Jr. Brummett; and a half-sister, Evelyn
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 29 at the Ellison Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Tommy Ayers and Rev. Larry Casper officiating. Burial was
in the Bryant Cemetery at Jack Fork.
Ronald Sammons, 58, Winston Salem, North Carolina, passed away Thursday,
January 31, 2002 at the home of his niece, Linda Henning.
Survivors include two sisters, Barbara Peterson and husband, Donald of
Corbin and Joyce Hewell and husband, Robert of Orlando, Florida; special
niece, Linda Henning and husband, Bill of Winston Salem, North Carolina; a
very special great-niece, Donyia Gray; several aunts, uncles, cousins and a
host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Steeley and Flossie Sammons.
Graveside services were held Sunday, February 3 at the Alsile Cemetery.
Ellison Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Lillian Kathleen Davis, 77, Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away Sunday,
February 3, 2002 at Duke Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.
Kathleen attended Peabody Teachers College in Nashville, Tennessee and
Cumberland College in Williamsburg where she was also a music teacher. She
had lived in Port Charlotte, Florida since 1979. She was also a member of
Fonde Baptist Church in Fonde.
A few of her accomplishments were the Dr. Nell Moore Music Award, the Una B.
Mahan Music Award, and the Dr. N.A. Archer Music Award all at Cumberland
College; also the John Robert Powers Model in New York City in 1947. She was
Milton Berle's script girl (proof reading) for the ABC Network. Kathleen was
also Valedictorian of Pruden High School in Pruden, Tennessee in 1942.
She is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Franklin Davis, a retired
dentist, whose practice was in Williamsburg and Port Charlotte, Florida. She
was a loving mother to her son, Gregory Franklin Davis of Durham; and four
daughters, Myra L. Davis of Richmond, Cathy E. Holton of Plantation,
Florida, Frankie Joan Ingram of Holly Springs, North Carolina and Rita Gay
Davis of Port Charlotte, Florida; one sister, Aline Farmer of Cumberland
Gap, Tennessee; six grandchildren, Ryan and Erica Holton of Plantation,
Florida, Laura Lee Moses and Joanne Hollen, both of Lexington, Angela
Gallagher of Cary, North Carolina and Chris Ingram of Holly Springs, North
Carolina and two great-grandchildren, Alyssa Leigh Gallagher and Sean Joseph
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 5 at the First Baptist Church
in Cary, North Carolina. Entombment followed at Raleigh Memorial Park
Mausoleum in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Mabel E. Jones, 89, South Second Street, Williamsburg, passed away Monday
evening, January 28, 2002 at the Williamsburg Nursing Home.
She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, Wesley Jones and wife, Cassandra of Williamsburg;
three daughters, Betty Freeman and husband, Charles Vernon of Williamsburg,
Nancy Pierce of Williamsburg and Wilma Fitzpatrick and husband, Don of
Toledo, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Larry Freeman and wife, Mary of Corbin,
Debbie Loosemore of League City, Texas, Dianna Garrett and husband, Donnie
of Maumee, Ohio, Melissa Glanz and husband, Scott of Akron, Ohio, Wesley Ray
Jones Jr. and wife, Margaret of Warfield, Teresa McFarland and husband,
Burley of Williamsburg; Roger Harkins of Williamsburg, Dennis Pierce of
Galveston, Texas and Rebecca Jones of Williamsburg; eight
great-grandchildren, Shannon Sullivan and wife, Jennifer of Knoxville,
Tennessee, Jeremy Loosemore of League City, Texas, Shane Loosemore of League
City, Texas, Amanda Pierce of Houston, Texas, Clarissa Pierce of Houston,
Texas, Ryan Pierce of Houston, Texas, Travis Freeman of Corbin and Christina
Gail Pratt and husband, Donovan of Knoxville, Tennessee; five
great-great-grandchildren, Travis and Elizabeth Garrett, both of Maumee,
Ohio, Derrick and Cassandra Lou McFarland, both of Williamsburg and Fegan
Jones of Memphis, Tennessee; and two great-great-great-grandchildren,
Alexandria Sullivan and Makensie Gail Pratt, both of Knoxville, Tennessee.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Alfred Jones and a daughter,
Wanda Sue Harkins.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 31 at the Croley Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Bill Mitchell and Rev. Janus Jones officiating. Burial was
in the Davis Addition of the Highland Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Hill
Cemetery Fund, 2004 New Zion Road, Williamsburg, KY 40769.
Frances Moses Broyles, 76, Williamsburg, passed away Saturday, February 2,
2002 at the Baptist Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include one daughter, Anita Noah Williams and husband, Michael of
Painsville, Ohio; two sons, Jerry Moses and wife, Barbara of Little Wolf
Creek and Claude A. Noah and wife, Debra of Ashtabula, Ohio; three
grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one brother, Devancil Moses
and wife, Barbara of Little Wolf Creek; and two sisters, Nora Varo and
husband, Bill of Little Wolf Creek and Evelyn Marlow of Maryland.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 5 at the Croley Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Marion Cook officiating. Burial was in the Highland Park
Cemetery Davis Addition.
Herman E. Lawson, 70, Hebron, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away Thursday
afternoon, January 31, 2002 at the St. Luke Hospital West, Florence.
He was a member of the Church of God and a member of the U.A.W. Union Local
Survivors include his wife, Lesie Vanover Lawson of Hebron; three daughters,
Axie Lavona Lancaster and husband, Paul of Berry, Sharon Brock and husband,
Glen of Taylorsville and Ena Lee Mays and husband, Timothy Dwight of
Williamsburg; two sons, Estle Lawson and wife, Vickie of Corbin and Darence
Lawson and wife, Belinda of Florence; 12 grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren; three step-children, Larry Wayne Wilson and wife Jackie
of Dayton, Ohio, Mary Ellen Carey and husband, Todd of Hole in Wall,
Tennessee and Woody Wilson and wife, Laurie of Florence; two
step-grandchildren; three brothers, Jim Frank Lawson and wife, Janice of
Rockholds, Ozene Lawson and wife, Gale of Hebron and Bobby Ray Lawson and
wife, June of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and a host of other relatives and friends
to mourn his passing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Verna Lawson and one
sister, Elsie Bunch.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 3 at the Croley Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Berlie Couch and Rev. Coleman Hensley officiating. Burial
was in the Carr Cemetery at Yaden.
Margaret Marie Hart Sharp, 88, Murphy, North Carolina, formerly of
Rockholds, passed away Friday, February 1, 2002 at the Murphy Medical Center
She was a member of the Meadow Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, Wayne Sharp of Columbia, Tennessee; three
daughters, Faye Kilgore of Knoxville, Tennessee, Lois Scruggs of Knoxville,
Tennessee and Norma Jones of Blairsville, Georgia; six grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruby Miller of Jacksonville, Florida.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 4 at the Croley Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Jimmy White officiating. Burial was in the King Cemetery at
Beatrice Croley Partin, 82, Siler, passed away Friday morning, February 1,
2002 at the Jellico Community Hospital, Jellico, Tennessee.
She was a member of the Pentecostal church.
Survivors include three sons, Charles Partin and wife, Shanda of
Williamsburg, Ulys Partin and wife, Rebecca of Southline, Michigan and
Kenneth Partin of Siler; two daughters, Ruby Gibson and husband, Otis of
Siler and Zella Lawson and husband, Harold of Siler; ten grandchildren, 11
great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren; one brother, Walter Croley
and wife, Beulah of Ingram; one sister, Vina Jones of Kay Jay; several
nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cilus Partin; two daughters, Inez
Partin and Eliza "Eula" McKiddy; two grandsons, Charles Dewayne Partin and
Shannon Ulys Partin; and three brothers, Billy Croley, A.J. Croley and Lee
Funeral services were held Monday, February 4 at the Croley Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Jerome McCullah officiating. Burial was in the Croley
Tony Jones, 38, Highway 92 East, Siler, passed away Wednesday, January 30,
2002 as the result of an auto accident.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah Gilley Jones of Siler; one daughter,
Codie Nicole Jones of Siler; three step children, Marty Gilley and wife,
Jackie of Siler, Waylan Gilley of Siler and Brooklyn Gilley of Siler; two
step-grandchildren, Mercedes Gilley of Siler and Haven Gilley of Siler; his
mother, Dorothy Siler Jones of Siler; three brothers, Mitchell Jones and
wife, Tammy of Siler, Lonnie Jones and wife, Betty of Siler and Zandell
Jones of Siler; two sisters, Peggy Rhodes and husband, Bill of Siler and
Norma Myers and husband, Jeff of Siler; several nieces, nephews; and a host
of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
He was preceded in death by his father, Albert "Tip" Jones.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 2 at the Croley Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. George Peace officiating. Burial was in the Golden Family
Mary Childress Johnson Gatliff, 90, Shannondale Retirement Community,
Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away Friday, February 1, 2002. She was born
November 27. 1911 in Rockwood, Tennessee and was reared in Sweetwater,
Tennessee; daughter of the late Anne Childress Johnson and Samuel E.
Johnson; wife of the late Maurice Gatliff, a native of Williamsburg who died
November 27, 1992.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Nelle Elizabeth Johnson;
brothers, Samuel G. Johnson, Lynn Cannon, Johnson; nephew, Samuel G.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews, including nephew, Richard
Loomis Johnson and wife, Ruth of Columbus, Indiana; nieces, Mrs. Hugh (Jane)
Ellison, Knoxville, Tennessee; Mrs. William M. (Betsy) Ellison and husband,
Michael of Laurens, South Carolina.
The Gatliffs were married in 1940; shortly thereafter, Maurice joined the
Navy and was stationed in Great Lakes, Illinois.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, February 5 at the Highland Cemetery
with Dr. Charles Dupier officiating.
Mrs. Gatliff has suggested that memorial contributions may be made to their
beloved Cumberland College, Williamsburg.
Ellison Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pat Peace of Corbin, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2002 at her home.
She was employed at Mountain Valley Insurance Agency and was an active
member of Corbin Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 6 at the
Corbin Presbyterian Church. Interment will be Thursday morning at Pine Hill
Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the
Memorial contributions may be given to Corbin Presbyterian Church.
O'Neil Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Nadine Lindsey, 82, Old Mountain Ash Pike, Williamsburg, passed away Sunday,
February 3, 2002 at the Wexford House Nursing Home in Kingsport, Tennessee.
She is survived by a son, Colonel Lindsey and Rebecca Stephens of Kingsport,
Tennessee; two granddaughters, Terri Moses and husband, Daniel of Richmond,
Indiana and Joanie Lindsey of Williamsburg; one great-grandson, Dalton Lee
Lindsey of Williamsburg; also several nieces, nephews and other relatives
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 6 in the
chapel of the Harp Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Carpenter officiating.
Burial will follow in the Douglas Cemetery.
Robert Rains, 72, Tackett Creek Road, Williamsburg, passed away Monday,
February 4, 2002 at the Beech Tree Manor Nursing Home in Jellico, Tennessee.
He is survived by his wife, Maggie Rains of Williamsburg; four sons, Irvin
Rains and wife, Velma of Corbin, David Rains of Corbin, Kenneth Rains of
Williamsburg and Glenn Rains and wife, Leona of Williamsburg; two daughters,
Barbara Hurst and husband, Freddie of Williamsburg and Opal Hurst and
husband, Donald of Williamsburg; eight grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren; three brothers, Everett Rains, Major Rains and Vernon
Rains, all of Williamsburg; three sisters, Opal Bolton of Covington, Clara
Rains of Corbin and Deloris Thacker of Georgia.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 6 at the Ellison Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Thomas Mattney and Rev. Fred Powers officiating. Burial was
in the Dow Cemetery. Military graveside service was provided by the Whitley
County Junior ROTC.
Robert R. Peace, 66, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away Monday, January
28, 2002 at the Middletown Regional Hospital.
Mr. Peace retired after 47 years of working at Franklin Box Board.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Peace of Franklin, Ohio; one son, Robert
Peace of Franklin, Ohio; two daughters, Debbie Austerman of Kentucky and
Melinda Rader of Franklin, Ohio; one step-son, John McDaniels of Miamisburg,
Ohio; two brothers, Larry Peace of Franklin, Ohio and Jerry Peace of
Williamsburg; two sisters, June DePew of Franklin, Ohio and Mabel Johnson of
Mt. Sterling; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Jeff Peace.
A memorial service was held Friday, February 1 at Eaton Anderson Unglesby
Funeral Home in Franklin, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wright State
University Medical Department of Anatomy, Dayton, Ohio 45435.
Geneva J. (Meadors) Carroll, 81, St. Paris, Ohio, formerly of Piqua, Ohio,
passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at 8:40 p.m. at Heartland of Urbana
She was born June 6, 1920 in Williamsburg to the late Henry Grant and Carrie
(Rains) Meadors. Geneva married Eugene Carroll on October 23, 1943 in
Williamsburg; he preceded her in death May 3, 1985.
Mrs. Carroll is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald E.
(Pete) and Julia Carroll of St. Paris, Donald K. and Linda Carroll of
Sidney, Ohio, and Randy and Vicki Carroll of London, Ohio; one daughter and
son-in-law, Verona (Sue) and Steve Blosser of St. Paris, Ohio; two sisters,
Mrs. William Litteral (Nannie) of Saxton and Mrs. Emerson McKeehan (Ruth) of
Rockholds. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, David Carroll,
Bethann Anway, Angela Massie, Aaron Carroll, Brandon Sargent, Adam Carroll,
Brooke Carroll and Melissa Blosser; and eight great-grandchildren.
One brother and one granddaughter also preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held Friday, January 11 at the Melcher-Sowers Funeral
Home with Elder Bob Graham officiating.
Obituary information courtesy of Croley Funeral Home.
James B. Abrams, 63, Corbin, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at the
Baptist Regional Medical Center. His wife, Jewell Abrams of Corbin,
Funeral services were held February 2 at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Ernie Wyatt, Rev. Frank Manning and Rev. Seymore
Wattenbarger officiating. Burial was in the Lynn Camp Cemetery.
Paul Baird, 51, Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at the
Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Funeral services were held February 2 at the Clearfork Baptist Church with
Rev. Horace Partin and Rev. Floyd Hale officiating.
Burial was in the Clearfork Cemetery by Harp Funeral Home.
Grace Stanton, 95, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away Wednesday, January
30, 2002 at the Jellico Community Hospital, Jellico, Tennessee. A niece,
Marilyn Smith of Williamsburg, survives.
Funeral services were held February 2 at the Roses Mortuary. Burial was in
the Woodlawn Cemetery by Ellison Funeral Home.
Geneva Underwood, 78, Barbourville, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2002
at her residence. Her brother, Jack W. Craft of London, survives.
Funeral services were held February 5 at the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Roger Wolfe and Rev. Seymour Wattenbarger officiating. Burial was in
the Mt. Olivet Cemetery by Hart Funeral Home.
Diana Helton Rumage, 46, Corbin, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2002 at
her residence. Three children survive.
Funeral services were held February 3 at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home
with Rev. Earl Tye officiating. Burial was in the Smith Cemetery at Faber.
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