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Subject: [CRR] Obituary Notices for February 26, 2003 from The News-Journal
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 15:52:19 EST


Cora Littrell, 88, Cumberland Falls Highway, Corbin, passed away Friday,
February 21, 2003 at her residence.
She was a member of the Falls Junction Church of God of Corbin.
Survivors include one daughter, Doris Pace and husband, Carl of Hamilton,
Ohio; two sons, Wilburn Littrell and wife, Phyllis of Havelock, North
Carolina and Leland Littrell and wife, Glenna of Hamilton, Ohio; seven
grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one
sister, Ruby Smith of Milford, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 24 at the Jones & Son Funeral
Home Chapel with Elder Haskell McKenzie and pastor Ryan McCully officiating.
Burial followed in the Young Cemetery at Corbin.


Delema Taylor, 69, Armstrong Mill Road, Lexington, formerly of McCreary
County, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at the Central Baptist
Hospital in Lexington.
Survivors include her daughter, Jamie Cook and husband, Joel of McDonough,
Georgia; two sons, John Taylor and wife, Dee of McDonough, Georgia and Peter
Taylor of Lexington; four grandchildren, Heather Taylor, Jeremy Taylor, Leah
Cook and Jarrod Cook; four sisters, Naomi Kidd of Atlanta, Mary Tuvell of
Topeka, Kansas, Linda Blankenship of Piqua, Ohio and Gloria Tucker of
Stearns; one brother, Lloyd Foster, Jr. of Atlanta.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Luster Taylor; a son, Jerry
Taylor; three sisters, Irene Foster, Ella Sue Adkins, and Patricia Foster;
and two brothers, Donald Foster and Joe Foster.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 22 at the Ellison Funeral
Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Mitchell officiating. Burial was in the Slusher
Cemetery.


Clara Mae Mays, 93, Madisonville, formerly of the Goldens Creek Community,
passed away Wednesday evening, February 19, 2003 at the Ridgewood Terrace
Nursing Home in Madisonville.
Survivors include two sons, Ray Mays and wife, Rogene of Roy, Washington
and Harold D. Mays and wife, Linda of Corbin; one daughter, Sue McPeek and
husband, Jack of Nortonville; 18 grandchildren and a host of
great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Lambdin
of the Goldens Creek Community, Barbourville and Bill Lambdin of Kettering,
Ohio; one sister, Phoebe Reynolds and husband, Rev. Dexter of Rockholds; as
well as a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. George Mays in 1967; two
sons, John D. Mays and Harold "Nook" Mays; and one daughter, Edna Jean Mays.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 23 at the Croley Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. George Peace and Rev. Dexter Reynolds officiating. Burial
was in the Lambdin Cemetery in the Goldens Creek Community.


Roscoe "Cotton" Griffith, Jr., 60, Wolf Creek River Road, Williamsburg,
passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Griffith of Williamsburg; one son,
Darrell Griffith and wife, Janet of Williamsburg; two daughters, Pamela Herl
and husband, Wayne of Corbin and Kimberly Thomas and husband, Jerome of
Pinewood, South Carolina; 12 grandchildren; one adopted daughter, Tricia
Doncaster of Williamsburg; his father, Roscoe Griffith, Sr., of Williamsburg;
two brothers, Ray Griffith and wife, Wanda of Williamsburg and Eugene
Griffith of Williamsburg; two sisters, Dora Lee Bryant and husband, Clarence
of Williamsburg and Shirley Bryant and husband, Johnny of Williamsburg.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Stella Griffith and a brother,
Steve Griffith.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 22 at the Ellison Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Harold Lett officiating. Burial was in the Griffith
Family Cemetery.


Dorothy Mae Mitchell, 75, Corbin, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2003
at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Survivors include three sons, Bobby Mitchell and wife, Gay of Butler,
Jerry Mitchell and wife, Judy of California, Ky., and Michael Mitchell of
Corbin; five daughters, Geneva Anderson of Lexington, Ann Blevins and
husband, James "Ed" of Falmouth, Francie Vest and husband, Ronnie of
Livingston, Virginia Endicott and husband, Joe of Cincinnati, Ohio, and
Angela Mitchell of Corbin; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; one
brother, Dillard Smallwood of California, Ky.; also several nieces, nephews,
half-brothers and half-sisters.
She was preceded in death by her husband, R.J. Mitchell; parents, Andrew
Smallwood and Mariah Johnson; brothers, Edward and Walter Jackson; and
sister, Ella Bennett.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 23 at the Vankirk-Grisell
Funeral Home Chapel with Steve Hurst officiating. Burial was in the Hart
Cemetery at Moore Hill.


Opal Siler Partin, 76, Williamsburg, passed away Monday evening, February
17, 2003 at the home of her daughter, Janna Vice.
She was retired from public school teaching with over 35 years of service
with the Whitley County Board of Education and a member of the Main Street
Baptist Church, Williamsburg.
Survivors include one daughter, Janna Vice and husband, Wayne of Richmond;
two grandchildren, Joel Wayne Vice of West Hollywood, California and Laura
Ruth Vice of Richmond; one sister, Iva Jean Campbell and husband, Scott of
Barbourville; two brothers, Wilbert Siler and wife, Bessie of Rockholds and
Willard Siler and wife, Jaola of Rockholds; several nieces, nephews and a
host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy L. Partin; parents, William
Siler and Bess Dixon Siler; two brothers, Lowell Siler and Joel Siler; and a
sister, Nona Siler Perkins.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 22 at the Croley Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Siler and Dr. Jerry Lowrie officiating. Burial
was in the Partin Cemetery in the Louden Community of Williamsburg.
Nephews served as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice Care Plus, 208
Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403.


Margaret Opal Thacker, 78, Rockholds, passed away Friday morning, February
21, 2003 at the Baptist Regional Medical Center, Corbin.
Survivors include five daughters, Othello Terrell and husband, Paul of
Bethel, Ohio, Naomia Rains of Rockholds, Joann Siler and husband, Ernie of
Williamsburg, Rita Walker and husband, Charles "Bim" of Rockholds and Lola
Daugherty and husband, David of London; six sons, James Thacker and wife,
Judy of Rockholds, Willie Thacker of Corbin, Paul Thacker and wife, Wanda of
Rockholds, Gary Thacker and wife, Juanita of Rockholds, Eddie Thacker of
Rockholds and Glenn Thacker of Rockholds; 13 grandchildren and 11
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ethel Early of Michigan and Doretha Miller
of Somerset; two brothers, L.A. Carpenter of Siler and Wayne Carpenter of
Siler.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oakley Thacker; one daughter,
Geraldine Thacker; grandchildren, Jennifer Daugherty, Chad Allen Terrell,
Wayne Lambdin and Jonathon Lewis Rains.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 23 at the Croley Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Phillip Russell officiating. Burial was in the Thacker
Cemetery.


Virgil L. Carr, 75, Yaden Community, Williamsburg, passed away Friday,
February 21, 2003 at the Baptist Regional Medical Center, Corbin.
He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army in Korea, a member of the Mt.
Pisgah Baptist Church, and the D.A.V. Chapter 90 of Williamsburg.
Survivors include his wife, Iver Jean Perkins Carr of the Yaden Community;
one daughter, Wilma Ann Ridge and husband, Steven Glenn of Rockholds; one
son, Samuel Lee Carr and wife, Carolyn Sue of the Yaden Community; two
grandsons, Bryan Shelton of Stafford, Virginia and Mitchell Todd Shelton of
Marion, Ohio; three granddaughters, Chandal Ridge of Rockholds, Angie Shelton
of Stafford, Virginia and Jamie Barton of Marion, Ohio; step-granddaughter,
Misty Campos of Williamsburg; great-grandchildren, Scott Shelton and Madison
Shelton of Stafford, Virginia; step-great-grandchildren, Jordan Campos and
Josh Campos of Williamsburg; one brother, Samuel Howard Carr and wife,
Dorothy of the Yaden Community; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mitchell
Perkins and wife, Mary of Williamsburg and John "Jenk" Jones and wife, Irene
of Williamsburg.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 24 at the Croley Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. George Peace and Rev. Jerome McCullah officiating. Burial
was in the Carr Cemetery in the Yaden Community.
Whitley Co. Jr. R.O.T.C. directed by Master Sgt. Starling Powers provided
military honors at the gravesite.


Ray Stephens, 90, Williamsburg, passed away Saturday morning, February 22,
2003 at the Baptist Regional Medical Center, Corbin.
He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army and member of
the Jellico Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Frances Woods and husband, Darrell of
Williamsburg and Pat Hughes and husband, Joe of Corinth; ten grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren; two sons, Robert Stephens and wife, Charlene of
Florence and Donald Stephens and wife, Judy of Batavia, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Bernice Criscillis Stephens and
Della Stephens; and one daughter, Shirley Stephens.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 23 at the Jellico Creek
Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Powers and Rev. Doyle Lester officiating.
Burial was in the Jellico Creek Cemetery.
Croley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Brenda Lee Mills, 56, Lee Street, Corbin, passed away Saturday, February
22, 2003 at her home.
She was born June 8, 1946 in Corbin to the late Virgil and Geneva Wells
Hensley. She worked for the Kentucky Department for Human Resources
community-based services at Barbourville.
Survivors include her husband, Edward Mills; a daughter and son-in-law,
Natalie and Clinton Allen of Lily; and a sister, Mary Jody of Corbin.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 25 at the O'Neil Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Jerry Sester officiating.
Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery.


James L. Smith, 61, Lily, passed away Friday, February 21, 2003 at his
residence.
Funeral services were held February 24 at the Hart Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Randall Lee officiating. Burial followed in the Hopkins Cemetery.


Luther Harris, 68, Corbin, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2003 at the
Baptist Regional Medical Center as the result of an automobile accident. He
is survived by his wife, Helen Nadine Harris.
Funeral services were held February 25 at the Jones & Son Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Randall Lee officiating. Burial followed in the Yates
Cemetery.


Nancy J. King, 88, Clairfield, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, February
19, 2003 at St. Mary's of Campbell County.
Funeral services were held February 21 at the Harp Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. David Joe Hatfield officiating. Burial was in the Lambdin Cemetery.


Chester Cecil Parrott, 87, Corbin, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2003
at the NHC Health Care, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Funeral services were held February 22 at the Hart Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Bobby Joe Eaton officiating.
Burial followed in the Resthaven Cemetery.


Mary Lou Carr, 85, Corbin, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2003 at the
Baptist Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services were held February 23 at the Hart Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Chris Harp officiating.
Burial followed in the Corinth Cemetery.


Jimmy Darrell Lemmings, 42, Williamsburg, passed away Sunday, February 23,
2003 at the Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee. He is the son of
Lois Lemmings of Williamsburg.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the
Jones & Son Funeral Home.


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