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J.M. Patterson
J.M. Patterson, 64, of the Turkey Creek Community, was born on June 21, 1936 to Clarence E. Patterson and Martha Hale Patterson at Hinkle in Knox County. Mr. patterson died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000 in the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He was a member and past board member of Scalf Chapel. Mr. Patterson was self-employed in the coal and lumber business. He was a truck driver having worked for the teamsters local 299 in Detroit, Michigan. He served in the National Guard for 17 years, having worked for the Barbourville and Bell County headquarters Company 149th M.P. Battalion and later worked as a missile technician in Newport, Mich. On Dec. 21, 1955, he united in marriage to Betty Evans and to this union, a beloved daughter Sherrie Elizabeth was born.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Evans Patterson of Turkey Creek; his daughter Sherrie Elizabeth Patterson Cantrell and husband Alan of West Bloomfield, Mich.; his grandsons William Alexander and Christopher John; his beloved parents Clarence and Martha Hale Patterson of Bimble; his sisters Kathleen Cole and husband Harold of Somerset, Ann Bays and husband Bill of Ashland,; his brother Paul Kenneth Patterson and wife Janice of Bimble; his nieces Pam Bays Downing and husband Todd, Beth Burch, Dana Patterson Centers and husband Darryl, Kara Patterson LeFevers and husband Will; his nephews Gary Brooks and wife Ann; Mike Brooks and wife Carol; A.Y. Evans Jr. and wife Ginger, Hal Cole and wife Nancy and Randy Cole and wife Kara; his aunts Mary hinkle and Lucy Daniels both of Barbourville and Lillie Williamson of Cincinnati; his sisters-in-law Mary E. Brooks of Four Mile and Barbara Evans of Flat Lick; he also leaves many beloved cousins, friends and neighbors to mourn his passing.
Funeral Services for J.M. Patterson were conducted in the Hopper Funeral Home Chapel, on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Sylvester Dunn and the Rev. James Mooneyham officiating. Burial followed in the Scalf Cemetery at Turkey Creek. Pallbearers were Gary Brooks, Mike Brooks, A.Y. Evans Jr., Hal Cole, Randy Cole, Alvin Patterson, Terry Patterson and Denver Lee Jackson. Honorary pallbearers were all members of Scalf Chapel, Harold Patterson, James matt Mooneyham, Glen Asher, Dr. Martha combs Woolum, Dr. Steven K. Morgan, doctors and ICU nurses third wing at the Central Baptist Hospital and all dear neighbors and friends of Mr. Patterson. The Patterson family have requested that contributions may be made to the National Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Louisville Chapter, in loving memory of J.M. Patterson.
Hopper Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. 

Eva Brown Lawson
Eva Brown Lawson, 92, of Artemus and formerly of Trosper, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000 at Saint Mary's Hospice Unit in Knoxville. She was the daughter of the late James Hawker Brown and Armindia Miller Brown. She was a member of the Trosper Church of Christ. On Dec. 31, 1928 she united in marriage to Leslie "Les" Lawson, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughter Armindia "Minnie" Freeman of Blaine, Tenn.; her son Samuel Lawson and wife Effie of Weyauwegha, Wis.; her sister Marie Zimmerman of Tampa, Fla.; her brothers Jesse Brown and wife Evelyn of Waupaca, Wis., and Alford Brown of Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held in the Hopper Funeral Home Chapel on Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. with Glen Campbell and Bill Bryant officiating. Burial followed in the Stewart Cemetery.
Hopper Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. 

Della Doxon Lowther
Della Doxon Lowther, 82, of Lexington, formerly of Barbourville, passed away Monday, Dec. 11, 2000 in the Mayfair Manor Nursing Home in Lexington.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later.
Knox Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Amy Lynn Baker
Amy Lynn Baker, 24, of the Davis Bend Community, passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2000 at her home. She was born on Sept. 14, 1976 in Barbourville. Amy was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her grandfather Brack Baker and her great grandparents Charlie and Mable Lundy Coffey, and a dear friend Tonya Perkins.
Amy is survived by her mother and loving step-father Charlene Coffey Evans and David M. Evans of Barbourville; her father Jerry Baker of Keavy; her sons Jordan David Evans and Tristan Tate Farmer both of Barbourville; a sister Charlotte Renee Dunaway and husband Jeffery of Morehead; a stepsister Rhonda Caldwell and husband David of Lexington; her step brothers Pat Evans and wife Melissa of Heidrick; Wesley Evans and wife Shannon of Jamestown; and Darrell Evan of Carlisle; her maternal grandparents Charles and Yuleva Coffey of Davis Bend; her paternal grandmother Mona Baker of Keavy; her maternal great grandmother Eva Payne of Corbin; a special niece Skye Whitney Dunaway and a step niece Amelia; and four step nephews Seth, Cody, Evan and Jackson; her uncles Chuck Coffey and wife Kimberly of Davis Bend and Larry Baker and Wife Joyce of Keavy and four special first cousins Christian Coffey, Levi Coffey, Shannon Baker and Ricky Baker; and a very loving nurse and friend Tonya Phipps; and a special lady Amy considered her Nannie Freda Barton of Corbin; and many other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
Funeral services were conducted in the Hopper Funeral home Chapel on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Bill Bowlin, Rev. Junior Kelly, and the Rev. Frank Clifton. A private internment will take place at the Davis Cemetery at Davis Bend. Those serving as pallbearers will be Darrell Evans, Pat Evans, Tommy Mills, Christian Coffey, Chuck Coffey and Sean Boles. 
Those serving as honorary pallbearers will be Tonya Phipps, John Cooley, Charles Barton, Vivian Hensley, Nancy Foley, Betsey Hamilton, The Davis Chapel Baptist Church, Wilbert Evans, David Lundy, Homer Meritt, Calvin Johnson, Aster SImpson, Bill Keck, Randall Lundy, Clay Butler, Scott Butler, Kenneth Moore, Tom Buchannan, Ann, Jayne, Roger, Scott and Paulette; Tarry Here Day Care Center, Tommy Mays, Tommy Scalf, Preston Carl, David and Joe Hopper, Karen Carnes, the Rev. Franklin Clifton, Jerry Patterson Jr., Burchell Blevins and all loving friends. of Amy.
Hopper Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

Nora Greene
Nora Greene, 95, of Bryants Store, passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2000 in the Knox County Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Hamlin and Dona (Hale) Gibson. She was a member of the Christian Life Fellowship Church.
She was united in marriage with John Greene who preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter Mary Ellen Greene Walker of Bryant Store; one son Bill Victor Greene and wife Sue of Covington; two sisters Clara Goley and Tilda Defevers both of Detroit; 15 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; and numerous great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. in the Hampton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leslie Broughton and the Rev. David Shelton officiating. Burial followed in the Barbourville Cemetery.
Hampton Funeral home was in charge of the arrangements. 

Robert Thomas Rose
Robert Thomas Rose, 78, of Clinton, TN, formerly of Barbourville, passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2000 at the Methodist Medical Center. He was the sone of the late Robert R. and Lura Mae Faulkner Rose. He was a member of Central Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Martha Bowen Rose of Clinton, TN; one daughter Penny Hosea and husband Mike; one sister Evelyn Rose Ruston of Tulsa, OK; seven grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Weatherford Mortuary in Oak Ridge, TN on Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. with Dr. Steve McDonald and the Rev. Denvil Taylor officiating. Graveside services were held at the Oak Ridge Memorial Park on Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Doug Williams officiating. 
This is a courtesy announcement from the Knox Funeral Home. 

Paul Ray Gray Jr.
Infant Paul Ray Gray Jr., passed away on Dec. 5, 2000 in the Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. He was the son of Donald and April Peters Gray. 
Survivors include his mother April Peters Gray of Barbourville, his father Donald Gray of Girdler; one brother James Ray Peters of Girdler; his maternal grandparents Patricia Peters and Charles Wagner of Barbourville; and his paternal grandparents Bev and Peggy Stewart of Girdler. Funeral services were held in the Hampton Funeral Home Chapel on Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Eversole officiating. Burial followed in the Tanyark Cemetery. 
Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Opal Norton
Opal Norton, 72, of Winchester Indiana, formerly of Knox County, passed away on Friday, Dec. 8, 2000 in the Randolph Nursing Home. She was the daughter of the late Bertha and G.C. Stewart. She was a member of the First Assembly Church of God. She was united in marriage to Leo Norton, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughter Shirley Lennington and husband Larry of Winchester, IN; one sister Mary Jarrett of Lakeland, FL; three brothers Roy Dewayne Stewart and wife Dorothy of Hartford City, IN, Larry Stewart and wife Denna of Cannon, and Herbert Stewart and wife Bev of Greenville, Ohio; two grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the First Assembly of God Church on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m. and at Hampton Funeral Home on Dec. 13. Burial followed in the Hampton Cemetery.
Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Maxdale Hammons
Maxdale Hammons, 73, of Davie, FL, and formerly of Barbourville, passed away on Dec. 7, 2000 in the Greenbriar Nursing Home. He was the son of the late Carl and Elizabeth Hubbard Hammons.
Survivors include his wife Lilli Hammons of Indianapolis; his children Judy Britt of Indianapolis, Brenda Ellis of Butlerville, IN, Maxdale Hammons Jr. of Wheeling, WV, Randy Hammons of Florida, Roger Dale Hammons of Indianapolis, Deborah Kendall of Florida, Betty Pruit of Butlerville, IN and Phyllis Shaw of Indianapolis; his sister Carleen Kaiser of Cincinnati; his brother Ted Hammons of Barbourville; an additional six sisters and two brothers; 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at the Church of God in Nebraska, IN on Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. with Patrick Harrigan officiating. Burial followed in the Butlerville Cemetery.
This is a courtesy announcement from the Knox Funeral Home. 

Kelly Lee Stewart
Kelly Lee Stewart, 31, of London, and formerly of Corbin, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Corbin.
Survivors include his parents Jerry W. and Anita Sams Stewart of Corbin; one son Joshua David Stewart of Corbin; one unborn son Kelly Layton Stewart; his fiance Emily Neeley of Manchester; his grandmother Myrl Sams of Corbin; one stepdaughter Amberly Lynn Hunley of Corbin; and one sister Cynthia Karr and husband David Todd of Corbin
Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. in the Corbin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Barry Howard officiating. Burial followed in the Barbourville Cemetery.
This is a courtesy announcement from the Knox Funeral Home. 

Dorothy Young Reams
Dorothy Young Reams, age 77, of Corbin, died Sunday, February 4, 2001 in the Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Beatrice (Maw) Reams Young, born to them on August 16, 1923 in Laurel County, KY. Mrs. Reams was a retired bookkeeper for the American Fidelity Bank, a homemaker and a member and a former Sunday School secretary at the East Barbourville Baptist Church. On July 29, 1939, she united in marriage to William Hobert Reams and to this union two daughters, Mitzi Sue and Nikki Lou; and a son, Richard Minton, were born. On February 27, 1986, her husband, William Hobert Reams preceded her in death; and a son-in-law, Charlie W. Sowders, also preceded her in death.
Surviving Mrs. Reams are her loving children: Richard Minton Reams and wife Jackie of Corbin; Mitzi Sue McDonald and hsuband Leslie of Heidrick; and Nikki Lou Sowders of Barbourville; her brother, Truman Young and wife Louise of Barbourville; her three grandchildren, Brent Sowders and wife Vickie of Artemus, Melissa Hammons and husband Dennis, and Richi Lyn Broughton and husband Perry, both of Cannon; her two great-grandchildren, Charli Nicole Sowders of Artemus and Blake Broughton of Cannon; and a step-great-granddaughter, Tabatha Brafford of Artemus; and many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
Funeral services for Dorothy Young Reams were conducted in the Hopper Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, February 6, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. James Vandy and the Rev. John Payne officiating. Burial was in the Barbourville Cemetery. Those serving as pallbearers were: Larry Reams, Carman Reams, Wayne Reams, Eddie Reams, Bill George, Jackie Vanover, Ernie Bill Reams and Sam Reams.
Those serving as honorary pallbearers wre her loving brothers-in-law: George Reams, Mackie Reams and Jack Vanover; her loving church friends: George Hammons, Scott Campbell, Don Bingham and Byron Hammons; and her dear first cousin: Don House.
Hopper Funeral Home, Ann M. Hopper, owner, was in charge of arrangements. 

Gisela Hammons
Gisela Hammons, 59, of Twenty-nine Palms, California passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2001 after a two year battle with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. 
Survivors include her husband Stuart Hammons of Twenty-nine Palms, California formerly of Barbourville and son of the late Glenn D. Hammons and Janie Hammons; a daughter and grandson, Christine Anderson and Shawn Reid of Post Falls Idaho; a son and daughter-in-law Michael and Kim Anderson of Post Falls, Idaho; two stepsons Michael and Mark Hammons of Seattle Washington; and two brothers, Hans and Raimund Becker of Idar Oberstein, Germany. 

Stephen D. Warren
Mr. Stephen D. Warren, age 26, of Pendleton, Ky., the grandson of James L. Johnson of Bimble, died Friday, February 2, 2001. He was a native of Shelby County, Ky., an employee at the Ford Motor Company for six years, and a member of the UAW Local Union #862, Louisville, Ky.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 5, at the Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home and was officiated by the Rev. Charles Junior Warren, Sister Linda Morgan and the Rev. David Warren. 

Doris Bernice Messer Marsee Chadwell
Doris Bernice Messer Marsee Chadwell, age 73, of Artemus, died Thursday, February 1, 2001 in the Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Rhoda Ann Walton Messer, born to them on April 4, 1927 at Artemus. Mrs. Chadwell was a retired mine inspector for the Federal Bureau of Mines, and a member of the Artemus Christian Church. On January 4, 1946, she united in marriage to William N. Marsee and to this union two sons: Bobby Kent Marsee and Billy Kirk Marsee were born. On January 17, 1974, William N. Marsee preceded her in death. On August 24, 1986, she united in marriage to Alonzo Chadwell. Mrs. Chadwell is preceded in death by her parents: Benjamin and Rhoda Ann Walton Messer; her first husband, William N. Marsee; her two sons, Bobby Kent Marsee and Billy Kirk Marsee; a step son-in-law, Cliff Norton and a step-grandson, Clifford Thomas Norton.
Surviving Mrs. Chadwell is her husband of over 14 years, Alonzo Chadwell of Artemus; her daughter-in-law, Brenda Marsee of Barbourville; her grandson, Larry Kirk Marsee and wife Kim of Barbourville; her three great-grandchildren, Austin Kirk Marsee, Morgain Paige Marsee and Winston Hunter Marsee; her sister, Melva Meskel Ebeling and husband George W. Ebeling of Louisville; a step-son, Glenn A. Chadwell of Cincinnati; a step-daughter, Lois L. Chadwell Norton of Cincinnati; two step-grandchildren, Anglia Norton Mascara and Sheila L. Norton, both of Cincinnati; and four step-great-grandchildren, Brittany Mascara, Jimmy Mascara, Jason Norton and Josh Norton. Funeral services for Doris Bernice Messer Marsee Chadwell were conducted in the Hopper Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, February 4, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. John Partin and the Rev. B. F. Jackson offiiating. Burial was in the Barbourville Cemetery. Those serving as pallbearers were Keith Ramsey, Russell Messer, Larry York, J. Harold Messer, Glenn Ayres, Dan Walton, Kent Miller, Mike Marsee and Kent Williams. Those serving as honorary pallbearers were Dr. Benny Wilson, Robert Alford, Pete Messer, W. R. Partin, Dr. Harold Bushey, Dr. Daniel Whitley, Dr. John Cronin, the staff of the Saint Joseph Hospital, the staff of the Baptist Regional Medical Center and all relatives and friends of the Chadwell family.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Leukemia Foundation or the Artemus Christian Church in loving memory of Mrs. Chadwell.
Hopper Funeral Home, Ann M. Hopper, owner, was in charge of arrangements. 

Denver Ray Mills
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It is impossible to know just how many lives Denver Mills touched. What is possible to know is that those he touched are better for having known him. While most men measure their success on professional achievements, Denver measured himself as a human on how much he could help others. His generosity knew no boundaries, his love and devotion to his family was limitless, and his affection for those around him led Denver to give of himself endlessly. Denver glowed with pride when he spoke of his family who survive him: his devoted wife of 33 years, Lindell; daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Chris Wilson, McLean, Virginia; daughter, Deborah Mills, Bethany, and his son, David, a senior at OSU who is following Denver into the field of accounting. Denver is also survived by brothers, H. M. and Paul Mills; sisters, Dorothy Turner and June Godens, all of Kentucky. In addition he is survived by numerous extended family members. He is preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Opal Mills of Kentucky.
Denver was born on January 31, 1945 in Flat Lick, Kentucky. After high school, Denver joined the Air Force where he servedwith honor during the Vietnam war. While stationed in Okinawa, he met his wife, Lindell, whose father was an Army Colonel there. They married in June 1967. Following his honorable discharge, he finished his education and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1970. He moved to Oklahoma City, Lindell's hometown, later that year to begin his career. Over the years, Denver became one of the most successful CPAs in the state of Oklahoma, and was a partner in the respected firm of Murrell, Hall and McIntosh. Those who came to Denver for his services spoke admiringly of his counsel. But Denver's passion was flying -- he died doing what he loved. Denver was a much sought after pilot who always found time to help those who shared his passion. He was recognized by the FAA and his peers as one of the best pilots in the state and in the country. He thoroughly enjoyed his time flying the basketball and golf teams of Oklahoma State University for the last seven years. He loved the players, coaches and staff. Denver was a member of Council Road Baptist Church where services were held on Friday, February 2, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Denver Mills Memorial Fund at the OSU Foundation, Stillwater, OK 74078.
Memorial services will be announced in the Advocate next week. 

Billie Brock
Billie Brock, age 79, of Portage, passed away Friday, February 2, 2001 at home following a long illness. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and retired from American Bridge Company in Gary. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thea and Emily Brock and son, Tip Brock. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary; children, John and wife Debra Brock of Hobart, Hazel and husband William Joe Taylor of Portage, Kathy Price of Knox County, Sue and husband Tom Duff of Lake Station, and Billie Dale and wife Debra Brock of Lake Station; numberous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, George Brock of Woollum; and helf-sister, Marie Burkhart of Indianapolis. Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2001 at the Rees Funeral Home. Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery.
This announcement is a courtesy of the Hopper Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Ellen Gray
Mrs. Ellen Gray, age 84 of Flat Lick, Ky. passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001 in the Pineville Community Hospital. She was the widow of Tommy Gray and the daughter of the late Joe Gray and the late Liddie (Marlow) Gray, born to them in Knox Co. on May 2, 1916. Ellen was a homemaker and was a member of the FlatLick Pentecostal Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Liddie Gray, her husband Tommy Gray, two sons, Billy Gray and Leamon Gray, three brothers, Big Billy Gray, Henderson Gray and Lil' George Gray, six sisters, Lena Hobbs, Bertha Adams, Rosey Anderson, Marra Jackson, Nels Gray and Sena Gray. Survivors include one son, George Gray of Middlesboro, Ky.; one brother, Dan Gray and wife Juanita of Maryville, TN; two sisters, Ethel Hobbs and Gussie Hubbard, both of Flat Lick, Ky.; four grandchildren, Helen Brock, Peggy Rickett, Lidge Gray and Donnie Gray; seven great-grandchildren and a host of many other relatives and friends are left to mourn her passing.
Funeral services for Mrs. Gray were conducted on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Hampton Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Johnson and the Rev. J. C. Disney officiating. Burial followed in the Hiley Carnes Cemetery at Stinking Creek. 
Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Arla Smith
Arla Smith, age 75, of West Alexandria, Ohio, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001 at his residence after a short illness. He was born in Knox County on March 29, 1925 to Harvey and Nannie (Hammons) Smith. He was a WWII Army veteran and had retired from Dayton Press MFG. in 1981 after 40 years. He was a member of the James E. Ryan Post #322 American Legion, King Hiram Chp. #88 F. & AM. and VFW.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Norma Smith, West Alexandria; four sons, Don and Valerie Smith, Germantown, OH, Gary and Donna Smith, Panama City, FL, Robert and Carla Smith, Centerville, OH, and Shannon and Karen Smith, West Alexandria, OH; two daughters, Pam and husband Neil Busch, Cartersville, GA, Carla and husband Tom Marker, Lewisburg, OH; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Alta Riley, Barbourville. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Arnold Smith. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001 at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home in West Alexandria with the Rev. Ronald Dafler officiating. Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery.
This announcement is courtesy of the Hopper Funeral Home. 

Lorene Wilson
Lorene Wilson, 63, of Woodbine, Ky., passed away Saturday at the Baptist Regional Medical Center. Her survivors include her husband, Lloyd Wilson, Woodbine; two sons, Everett Anderson, Harrison, Ohio, and Rick Anderson, Woodbine; three daughters, Marlene Carnes, Highland Heights, Ky., Cathy Schroll and Jane Turner, both of Falmouth, Ky.; one step-daughter, Lola Workman, Norwood, Ohio; two step-sons, Billy Wilson, Kay Jay, and Roy Wilson of Norwood, Ohio.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Allen Evans officiating. Burial was in the Terrell Cemetery.
This announcement is a courtesy of the Hopper Funeral Home, Ann M. Hopper, owner. 

Mary Rachael Elam Blanton
Mrs. Mary Rachael Elam Blanton, age 89, of Milford, Ohio, formerly of Knox County, passed away Tuesday morning, March 20, 2001 in the Clermont County Nursing Home and Convalescent Home in Milford. She was a daughter of the late Dave and Alice Poff Elam born on August 28, 1911 in Knox County.
Mrs. Blanton was a former homemaker and believed in the Protestant faith. On January 18, 1936, she united in marriage with Roscoe Blanton in Harlan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe, on July 19, 1992, four brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include four children, James Blanton and wife Rosa of Pensacola, Florida, Joann Johnson and husband Challas of Milford, Chester Blanton of Lexington and Maryann Orse and husband, Christian, of Moscow, Ohio; one sister, Bonnie King of Turkey Creek; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; among many other relatives and friends to mourn her passing. Funeral services were conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Friday, March 23, at 11 a.m. where the Rev. David Miller officiated. Mrs. Blanton was laid to rest in the Gray Cemetery.
Knox Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Melvin Ray Jackson
Mr. Melvin Ray Jackson, age 60, of Cannon, the husband of Eula Faye (Disney) Jackson, passed away Monday, March 19, 2001 in the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was the son of the late Walter Jackson, Sr. and the late Lilly Mae (Marion) Jackson born to them on May 8, 1940 in Knox County. Mr. Jackson is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Lilly Jackson, one son, Christopher Dale Jackson, one sister, Laura Mae Garland, and two brothers, Chester Ford and Charles Ford.
Survivors include his wife, Eula Faye Jackson of Cannon; seven daughters, Lena C. Jackson of Cannon, Deborah Faye Mason and husband Charles of Cannon, Pamela Sue Jackson of Corbin, Sandra Gail Jackson of Laurel County, Selena May Jackson, Julie Ann Johnson and husband Robert, and Melissa Kaye Jackson all of Cannon; one son, Dennis Ray Jackson and wife Rita of Cannon; three brothers, Walter Jackson of Cannon, Donald L. Jackson of Greenville, and Crit Ford and wife Bobbie of Cold Springs; five grandchildren; among a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing. Funeral services for Mr. Melvin Ray Jackson were conducted in the Hampton Funeral Home chapel on Thursday, March 22, 2001 at 11 a.m. where the Rev. Lester Carpenter and the Rev. Fred Disney Jr. officiated. Mr. Jackson was laid to rest in the Bingham Cemetery at Cannon. 
Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Lilburn Jackson
Mr. Lilburn Jackson, age 90, of Cannon was born on October 10, 1910 in Knox County and departed this life Sunday, March 25, 2001 at his home. He was the son of Grover and Emma (Hurst) Jackson and the widow of Ruby Esteleen (Morris) Jackson. Mr. Jackson was a coal miner and he believed in the Baptist faith.
He is preceded in death by his wife Ruby Jackson, his parents Grover and Emma Jackson, his sister Lois Burnett and her husband Albert Burnett, two brothers, Clint Jackson and wife Martha and Arnold Jackson and wife Anna Mae, and two great grandsons.
Survivors include four daughters, Carleen Sue (Jackson) Henson of Cannon, Bonnie Faye (Jackson) Taylor and husband Daniel of Frankfort, Judy Lynn (Jackson) Broughton of Barbourville, and Marilyn Ann (Jackson) Bunch and husband Tom of Cannon; four sons, Calvin Clifford Jackson and wife Sue of Pendleton, Jerell David Jackson and wife Dorinda of Port Charlotte, Florida, Robert Dean Jackson of Port Charlotte, and Lenville Keith Jackson and wife Lisa of London; four sisters, Delcie Roberts and husband George, Irene Caldwell and husband Junior, Mabel Blackbay and Dorothy Reeves all of Falmouth, Kentucky; three brothers, Elmer Jackson and wife Della, Charlie Jackson and wife Eunice and Kenneth Jackson and wife Opal of Falmouth.
Mr. Jackson also leaves behind 24 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren and a host of many other relatives and friends who mourn his passing. Funeral services for Mr. Lilburn Jackson were conducted on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 2 p.m. Mr. Jackson was laid to rest in the Jackson-Garland Cemetery at Cannon.
Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of the arrnagements. 

Winston Adam "Scotty" Simmons
William Adam "Scotty" Simmons, age 76, of Simmons Lane died on Monday, March 26, 2001 at his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Hopper Funeral Home. 

William "Bill" Smith, Jr.
Mr. William "Bill" Smith, Jr., age 53, of Corbin, formerly of Barbourville, passed away Tuesday morning, March 20, 2001 in the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was a son of the late William M. and Georgia Smith, born on May 30, 1947 in Bell County. Mr. Smith was a former welder. He was a member of the Gray Holiness Church.
On June 16, 1965, he united in marriage with Glenda Sue Lockard in Tazewell, Tennessee. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Barabara Luck and Roma Smith. Survivors include his wife, Glenda Sue of Corbin; three children, William Dillard Smith and wife Gina of Corbin, Paul Edward Smith and wife Wanda Faye of Lily and Jimmy Lawson and wife Claudia and daughters; five sisters, Pauline Wright, Darlene Cook and husband Benny of Greenville, Tennessee, Katherine Gower and husband Bill of Sevierville, Tennessee, and Charlene Miracle and husband Joe of Portland, Tennessee; four brothers, Garrett Smith and wife Janie of Greenville and Ernie Wayne Smith of Chahoot, Kansas; five grandchildren; among many other loved ones and dear friends who mourn her passing.
Funeral services were conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. where the Rev. Dan Watkins, the Rev. Glen Collins, and the Rev. Bill Gower officiated. Mr. Smith was laid to rest in the Brafford Cemetery at Gray.
Knox Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Floyd R. Anderson
Mr. Floyd R. Anderson, age 67, of Gray, the son of the late Elbert and Ethel Phipps Anderson, was born in Knox County on December 28, 1933 and departed this life in the Knox County Hospital on Friday, March 23, 2001.
Mr. Anderson was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, and was a retired Grinder for General Motors Corporation. On March 5, 1955 he was united in marriage to Flossie Maxine Peavley and to this union four children were born.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Gladys Ann Anderson. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Flossie Maxine Anderson of Gray; two daughters, Gwendolyn Anderson of Sandwich, Illinois and Mrs. Darlene Anderson Teer and husband Mike, also of Sandwich, Illinois; two sons, Mr. James Anderson of Redford, Michigan, and Mr. Doyal Anderson and wife Glenda of Onaway, Michigan; two sisters, Mrs. Kathleen Williams and husband Charles of Flat Lick and Jacqueline Myrtle Anderson of Gray; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Funeral services were conducted in the chapel of the Hampton Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at 11 a.m. where the Rev. Scott Phipps and the Rev. Dale Phipps officiated. Mr. Anderson was laid to rest in the Anderson-Campbell Cemetery.
Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Thomas Ismael Miles
Mr. Thomas Ismael Miles, age 63, of Rockhold, was born on July 19, 1937 and departed this life on Sunday, March 25, 2001 at his home. He was the son of the late John Miles and the late Allie Arizona (Engle) Miles. Mr. Miles was a self-employed builder, he was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. On January 12, 1963 he united in marriage with Imogene Rice and to this union three children were born. Preceding him in death are his parents, John and Allie Arizona Miles and one sister Naomi Joyce Smith.
Survivors include his wife Imogene Miles of Rockhold; one daughter, Christina Fontana Miles of Rockhold; two sons, Thomas Neal Miles and Andrew Cody Miles both of Rockhold; six sisters, Louisa Jewell Ball, Fannie Ruth Helton and husband E. L. Lola Mae Oliver, Nannie Faye Miles and Lois Carol Frelin and husband Tom all of Cincinnati and Cleta Marie Duncan and husband Gary of South Carolina; three brothers, John Bill Miles and wife Patricia, Steve Paul Miles all of Cincinnati and Charles Kenneth Miles and wife Ruby of Rockhold.
Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Miles were conducted on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 11 a.m. in the Hampton Funeral Home Chapel where the Rev. Dexter Reynolds officiated. Mr. Miles was laid to rest in the Perkins Cemetery at Browns Creek.
Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

Rev. Virgil Lee Sandridge
The Rev. Virgil Lee Sandridge, age 68, of Woodbine, the husband of Lisa (Brandenburg) Sandridge passed away Monday, March 19, 2001 in the Jelico Community Hospital in Tennessee. He was born on August 30, 1932 in Jellico, Kentucky to the late Romer Sandridge and the late Lula (Holt) Sandridge Rowe. Rev. Sandridge was a retired mechanic, a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of the Lighthouse Tabernacle Church of Lily.
Survivors include his wife Lisa of Woodbine; three daughters, Lisa Rains and husband Kenneth of Grove City, Ohio, Cleta Sandridge and Rose Sandridge both of Woodbine; two sons, Scott Sandridge of Holland, Ohio, and Johnny Sandridge of Woodbine; four sisters, Magdalene Preyter and Aileen Obliski both of Toledo, Ohio, Pearlene Sizemore and husband Arthur of Thorn Hill, Tennessee, and Delores Wilson of Florida; two brothers Dave Sandridge of Cleveland, Tennessee and Charles Sandridge of Arkansas; among many other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Funeral services for Rev. Virgil Lee Sandridge were conducted on Thursday, March 22, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the Hampton Funeral Home chapel where the Rev. Sam Gabbard officiated. Rev. Sandridge was laid to rest in the Resthaven Cemetery.
Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Debra Lynn (Gambrel) Knuckles
Mrs. Debra Lynn (Gambrel) Knuckles, age 43, of Bimble, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2001 at her home. She was born on July 31, 1957 in Pineville, to Evon (Hembree) Gambrel and the late Rev. Andy Gambrel. On November 17, 2000 she united in marriage with James Knuckles. Mrs. Knuckles was a former nurse and was a previous employee of the Knox County Hospital, Hillcrest Nursing Home and Mt. Laurel Manor. She was a member of the Betheseda Baptist Church. Preceding her in death is her father, the Rev. Andy Gambrel, and one grandchild.
Survivors include her husband, James Knuckles of Bimble; her mother, Evon Gambrel of Bimble; one daughter Angela Marie Gambrel and fiance of Jarvis, Kentucky; three sons, James Callebs and wife Effie Marie of Cannon, Michael Dwayne Gambrel and fiance of Girdler, James Knuckles, II of Bimble; one sister, Tammy Henson and husband Leonard of Artemus; one brother, Thomas Andrew Gambrel and wife Lisa of Corbin; five grandchildren; and her mother and father-in-law.
Funeral services for Mrs. Debra Knuckles were conducted in the Hampton Funeral Home chapel on Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 2 p.m. where the Rev. Dale Johnson officiated. Mrs. Knuckles was laid to rest in the Gambrel Cemetery.
Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Charles Curtis Rose
Mr. Charles Curtis Rose, age 70, of Lexington, formerly of Knox County, passed away Saturday morning, March 24, 2001 at his home. He was a son of the late Everett and Lillian Rogers, born on November 29, 1930 in Knox County.
Mr. Rose was a retired machinist with IBM in Lexington. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Alvis Rose. Survivors include his wife, Stella Rose of Lexington; four children, Charles Curtis Rose, Jr. and wife Janie of Paris, Johnny Ray Rose and Denise, Michael Randy Rose and Carol Rose O'Donnell and husband Jeff, all of Lexington; one brother, Ronnie V. Rose and wife Barbara of Corbin; four grandsons; six granddaughters; one great granddaughter; one great grandson; among other loved ones and dear friends who mourn her passing.
Funeral services were conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Tuesday, March 27 at 1 p.m. where the Rev. Bobby Joe Eaton officiated. Mr. Rose was laid to rest in the Emanuel Cemetery in Gray.
Knox Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Flem D. West 
Mr. Flem D. West, age 85, of Apple Grove, was born on June 5, 1915 in Knox County and passed away on Friday, March 23, 2001 at his home. He was the husband of Martha Edna (Bays) West and the son of the late John West and the late Amanda (Hembree) West. Mr. West was a coal miner and he was a member of the Davis Bend Baptist Church. Mr. West is preceded in death by his parents John and Amanda West and one sister, Ruby Peterson.
Survivors include his wife, Martha West of Apple Grove; one brother, Boyd H. West of California; three special friends; among many other relatives and friends to mourn his passing. Funeral services for Mr. Flem D. West were conducted on Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 11 a.m. in the Hampton Funeral Home Chapel where the Rev. Frank Elliott, the Rev. John Partin and the Rev. Arnold Petery officiated. Mr. West was laid to rest in the Miller Cemetery at Davis Bend.
Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. 

Carl Emerson Wilson
Carl Emerson Wilson, age 90, of Helton died Friday, March 23, 2001 in the Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was a retired school teacher, and had worked for the Leslie County school system.
Survivors include his wife, Nell Howard Wilson of Helton; one daughter, Judy Clara Wilson Lay and husband Kenneth of Barbourville; five sons, Lon Wilson of Somerset, Herman Wilson, John R. Wilson, Wendell Wilson and Ronald D. Wilson all of Helton; two sisters, Lillian and Opha Wilson both of Helton; several grandchildren; among many other relatives and friends who mourn his passing. Funeral services for Carl Emerson Wilson were conducted at the Beechfork United Methodist Church at Helton on Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 2 p.m. where the Rev. Larry Toner and the Rev. Stanley Wilson officiated. Mr. Wilson was laid to rest in the Wilson Cemetery at Helton.
This is a courtesy announcement of Hopper Funeral Home. 

Clara Goley
Mrs. Clara Goley, age 85, of Detroit, formerly of Knox County, was born on April 4, 1915 and departed this life in Detroit on March 23, 2001.
She was preceded in death by three sons, James Arthur, Joe Edward, and Tex Goley. Survivors include three daughters, Betty Smimes, Brenda Garland, and Fay Gunn and husband Bill; four sons, Charles Goley and wife Betty, Finley Goley and wife Janie, Virgil Goley and wife Carol, Frank Goley and wife Sharon; one sister Tilde Defeavears; special friends; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted in the chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home in Taylor Michigan on Monday, March 26, 2001 at 2 p.m. Mrs. Goley was laid to rest in Michigan. Howe-Peterson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
This is a courtesy announcement from the Hampton Funeral Home. 


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