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Julia Layne Hill, age 59, passed away Friday, June 11th at her residence. She was born on June 14, 1961 in Fayette County, KY to the late William and Virginia Faye Hill.

She is survived by one brother, Kevin (Annetta Arnett) Hill.

A Memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 15th at 1:00 P.M. at Ware Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Olmsted officiating with visitation beginning at 12:00 P.M. at Ware Funeral Home. Burial will be at Battle Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Benson Methodist Church at 415 Co Rd 1744, Berry, KY 41003 . View and sign guestbook at

Eleanor McCord Kearns, 85, passed away June 11, 2021, at her Harrison County home. Born February 14, 1936, in Bourbon County, she was the daughter of the late Zettie Sargent Campbell and late Raymond McCord. Eleanor was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald Thomas Kearns, one son, Gregory Thomas Kearns, her son-in-law, Tony Williams, and several siblings.

Survivors include daughters, Donna Williams, and Pam (Robbie) Gaunce; a sister, Joan Campbell Stafford, and a brother, Gary (Cathy) McCord. Other surviving family members are six grandchildren: Bradley Kearns, Rebecca (Derrick) Frodge, Ryan (Katie) Howard, Nathan Kearns, Lucas Williams, and Aaron Howard; two great grandchildren: Aden Frodge and Addison Howard; and several nieces and nephews. Eleanor also leaves behind her special pet, Charlie, whom she adored.

Eleanor and her husband were lifelong Harrison County farmers who shared their bounty with family and friends. She also served as a cafeteria lady at Eastside Elementary School which allowed her to enjoy preparing lunches for the many children who passed through her doors. Eleanor received the honorable title of Kentucky Colonel from former Governor Paul Patton and was an active member of the Cynthiana Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Perhaps one of the most fitting quotes to describe Eleanor Kearns is this: “The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.” And another: “The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.” Family and friends certainly consider Eleanor to be the epitome of these words. Through her heart of love, unselfish nature, and her active presence in her children’s/grandchildren’s lives, she defined “mother.”

The Kearns family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Besson and Hospice staff for their loving care and support.
Visitation will be 11-2 on Wed., June 16, at the Ware Funeral Home. The service will follow at 2:00 with Dr. Larry Bishop officiating. Burial will be at the Battle Grove Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: Bradley Kearns, Lucas Williams, Ryan Howard, Aaron Howard, Nathan Kearns, Derrick Frodge, Aden Frodge, and Robbie Gaunce. Honorary pallbearers: Norman Greenlee, Billy Phillips, Gary McCord, and Lloyd Stafford.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bluegrass Care Navigators, 1317 U.S. 62, Cynthiana, KY 41031.

William Eric Nickerson, age 39, passed away Friday, June 11th, 2021 in Cynthiana, KY. He was born in Harrison County, KY on June 13th. He is preceded in death by two grandfathers, Willian Edward Nickerson Sr and Robert Dunn.

He is survived by his mother, Lisa Dunn Ashcraft; his father, William Edward Nickerson Jr; two grandmothers, Nancy Nickerson and Faye Dunn; one son, Jonah Isaac Nickerson; three daughters, Isabella Rose Marie Nickerson, Callie Elizabeth Nickerson and Ava Grace Nickerson; one brother, Andrew Scott Nickerson; one sister, Leccia Carol Nickeron; two uncles, Bobby Glenn Nickerson and Brian Keith Nickerson; two aunts, Patty Dunn and Vickie Lucas and many beloved cousins.

A funeral service will be conducted Friday, June 18th at Ware Funeral Home at 1:00 P.M. with Brother Randy Wilson officiating the services with visitation beginning at 11:00 A.M. at Ware Funeral Home. Burial will be at Battle Grove Cemetery.

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Ramona Ann Thomas Ramsey, born May 28th, 1933 passed away Thursday, June 10th, 2021. She was the eldest and only living child of the late Albert “Newt” and Edith Persinger Thomas. She married Earl Junior Ramsey January 19, 1952. Earl passed away May 14, 1990. Also, her oldest son Steven Earl Ramsey passed away September 25, 2019.

She is survived by her son David Scott Ramsey and his wife Jeanetta Lynn Middleton Ramsey and one great grandson, Colton Justice. Also, a daughter-in-law Kathy Ramsey (Steve’s wife). A stepdaughter Joan Ramsey McMahan, her son Shane Todd and grandson Cole Todd.

Other members of Ramona’s family are three grandsons, Steven Thomas and Melissa. A great-granddaughter Lillian Kay Ramsey and two step great grandchildren. Michael Travis and Lena Ramsey and Matthew Ramsey and one great granddaughter Madlyn Ramsey. Two great grandchildren Billy Joe Singer and Teresa. Four step great grandchildren and one great, great step grandchild, Jami Singer and Shawana and four step great grandchildren, Vickie and Charlie Clos, two great grandchildren, Ashley and Zach, three great, great grandchildren.

Ramona began her career after graduation in 1951 with AT&T as a long distance operator for the a few years and after that she moved to several positions. She ended her career as first time manager in the computer room after 36 years.

After a couple of months she decided farm life was not for her, so she took a H&R Block course and ended a second career after 26 years.

In the meantime, Ramona was very active in Oakland Christian Church.

She was also a very active member of Millersburg, KY Post 251, holding many offices.
She later moved to Cynthiana with a very loveable companion, Larry Barnett. She changed her membership to Central Christian Church after a few years of attendance. Covid-19 and cancer caused her from being unable to attend. Ramona was always in good health until six years ago.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Chester Wayne, Ronald Eugene, Jackie Leroy, Gary Albert, Roger Lynn and sister Judith Kaye Tucker and several nieces and nephews.

She was very blessed to have the Ramsey family as her in-laws and the Barnett family as lovely friends.
Pallbearers: Tony Ramsey, Jeffery Thomas, Jackie Thomas, Tommy Ramsey, Michael Ramsey, Gary Thomas.
Honorary pallbearers: Michael Thomas, Darwin Thomas, Keith Thomas, Darien Ramsey, Tammy Ramsey, Melvin Ramsey, Raymond Ramsey.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 15th at Oakland Christian Church at 149 Oakland Church Road in Falmouth, KY 41040 at 11:00 A.M with visitation beginning at 10:00 A.M at Oakland Christian Church. A visitation will be conducted Monday, June 14th at Ware Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M.- 8:00 P.M. A burial will be held at Neave Cemetery at 3276 Willow Neave Road Falmouth, KY 41040.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Oakland Christian Church.

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