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OBITUARIES

William Augustus Roberts, 74 of Cynthiana, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 after a sudden battle with liver cancer. He is now at peace with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


Bill was born on , August 1, 1946, to the late Clifford A and Evelyn Hefner Roberts in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his only brother, Clifford E. Roberts of Albertville Alabama.
After graduating from Chattanooga High School in 1964, he went on to study Industrial Engineering at Tennessee Tech University graduating in 1969. He was a Lieutenant with the United States Army, Reserves.


While pursuing his master’s in engineering, at the University of Tennessee, Bill met the love of his life, Artura Jill Neely, a nursing student at Fort Sanders, on a blind date. They soon married on January 17, 1972 and were married for 49 years. Together they built a wonderful life and had three wonderful children.


Bill is survived by his wife, Artura Jill Neely Roberts; two sons, William (Angie) Augustus Roberts Jr., Troy (Meghan) Cole Roberts; one daughter, Carrie (Doug) Nicole Power; six grandchildren, Shelby Nicole Roberts, Dray Douglas Roberts, Chandler Cole Power, Corbin Augustus Power, Cameron Silas Power and Adayln Olivia Roberts.


Bill was a member and deacon of Covenant Presbyterian Church. He worked thirty-five years as a process engineer for 3M in Cynthiana Kentucky before retiring.


The family of Bill Roberts wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the incredible nurses of Hospice, AD and Julie, Dr. Stephen Besson, Pastor Mike Bowen, church family and countless friends and family.


A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, January 22nd at 7:00 PM at Ware Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Ware Funeral Home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church or Hospice of the Bluegrass. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tyler Downs, Jerry Wagner, Dwayne Jenkins, George Ring, Kelly Hehr, Stan Johnson, Acey Terhune, and Doug Giles.

 

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MSG Richard Wooten, age 76 passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Georgetown Community Hospital. He was born in Perry County on August 11, 1944 to the late Bill and Elizabeth Jane Sawyer Wooten.


He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Kathy Wooten; three sons, Bill (Christi) Wooten, Richard (Gloria) H. Wooten, Daniel Wooten; one daughter, Sandy (Mike) Weeks; five brothers, Rufus (Glenna) Wooten, Remus (Helen) Wooten, Rick (Charlene) Wooten, Ronald Wooten, Randy (Debbie) Wooten; five sisters, Ruby Riley, Rhoda Miller, Violet (Gayle) Humphry, Vaughda Wooten, Vickey (Daryl) Beverly; six grandchildren, Reed Wooten, Caleb (Sabra) Wooten, Amber Anderson, Lindsey Weeks, Johnny Weeks, Daniel Evan Wooten; and one great-grandchild, Wyatt Marshall Wooten.


A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 23rd at Ware Funeral Home, with visitation beginning at 11:00 AM. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

 

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Royce Allen Christian, 86 of Cynthiana, KY passed away January 19, 2021 at home. Born in Harlan, KY on November 3, 1934 to Chester Allen Hall and Dixie Gross Christian and Howard Christian.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Eudell Griffin Christian, son, Howard Christian, sisters Wanda Hall Colvin and Peggy Hall Wallace, brothers William Christian, Richard Christian, Howard Christian Jr, and Douglas Hall.

 

Survived by daughters Sandi (Larry) Back of Cynthiana, KY, Debbie (Bob) Hemming of Dayton, OH, and son Wes (Mary) Christian of Dayton, OH; one sister, Virginia Hall Stassi of TN; two brothers, Randall Hall, of TN and Stephen Hall of OH. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Trey Back, Ryan Back, Samantha Perkins, Angela Hofmann, Amber Christian, Emily Christian, Monica Anderson, and Garrick Christian; twenty-six great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and extended family.

 

Royce retired from RTA in Montgomery County, OH after raising his children in Beavercreek, OH. Royce served in the Marine Corp in 1953.

 

Family graveside services will be held at Clarmont Memorial Gardens, Winchester, KY on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 2:00 PM. View and sign the guest book www.warefuneralhome.com

Richard “Rick” Allen Reffett, age 60 passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at UK Medical Center. He was born in Cynthiana on October 29, 1960 to the late Howard Ernest and Ruth Janette Wilson Reffett. Besides his parents he is preceded in death by one brother, Gerald Wayne (Connie) Reffett; and one sister, Beverly K. Reffett.


He is survived by one brother, Terry (Cindy) Reffett; one sister, Diana (Donald) White; a beloved host of nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Gilbert Clark.


Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at Battle Grove Cemetery. View and sign the guest book www.warefuneralhome.com

Larry Ray Linville, 75, husband of Beverly Landrum Linville, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

Born November 14, 1945 in Lexington he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a deacon at Mt. Carmel Christian Church.

Additional survivors include a son, Matthew Linville; a sister, Linda Kay (Charles Ernest) Hutchison; a brother-in-law, Ronald (Diane) Landrum; 4 nephews: Chad Ernest Hutchison and Timmy, Kevin & David Landrum; and a niece, Jeanette Webb, along with several great-nieces & nephews and cousins.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Ruth Linville Coy & Robert Coy; his father, Charles Raymond Linville; and his brother-in-law, Harold (Hazel) Landrum.

Services will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Drake-Whaley-McCarty Funeral Home by Rev. Rick Stafford & Rev. Sam Chanslor. Burial with military honors will follow in Battle Grove Cemetery.

Casketbearers will be Jimmy Clough, Jeromy Grissom, Chad Hutchison, Ernie Hutchison, Timmy Landrum and Stephen Platt.

Honorary bearers will be Jim Drake, Larry Lail and Dr. Henry Norfleet.

Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. Saturday until the time of service.

Emmitt “Bo” Nelson Kelley, age 52 passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Madison County on June 23, 1968 to the late Emmitt Nelson Kelley Sr. and Lucille Caudill Kelley.


He is survived by his wife, Rachel Hardy, three sons, Isaiah Harrison, Randall Kelley, and Dustin Knight; six daughters, Cheyenne Kelley, Savannah Kelley, Montana Kelley, Patricia Kelley, Laura Faulk, and Tiffany Tipton; and several brothers, sisters, and grandchildren.


Bo was a machinist. He loved to camp, fish, and hunt with family and friends. Bo was a family man and loved his kids and grandkids.


A celebration of life will be held at a later date. View and sign the guest book www.warefuneralhome.com

Paul Tolson, 79 of Cynthiana, died Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He was born in Wolfe County, Kentucky, March 8, 1941, to the late Logan Tolson and Christine Rudd Tolson. Besides his parents he is preceded in death by a son Keith Tolson.


He is survived by his wife Rosetta Ritchie Tolson; one son, Lonnie Tolson; two daughters, Paula (Jim) Wells, Kristie Tolson; the mother of his children, Mary “Sissy” Tolson; three step-sons, Jamey (Luci) Linville, Tim (Stacey) Linville, Dwayne (Kayla) Moore; four brothers, Mac Tolson, J. D. Tolson, Bobby (Millie) Tolson, Wayne (Brenda) Tolson; two sisters, Peggy Laytart, Wanda (Harry) Hamilton and five grandchildren.


He was a Kentucky Colonel, a retired school bus driver and a member of Sunrise Christian Church.


A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, January 20th at 1:00 PM at Ware Funeral Home Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Ware Funeral Home. Burial will be in Battle Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons. View and sign the guest book www.warefuneralhome.com

Daniel Ray McCubbins, 55 of Sadieville, died Saturday, January 16, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Fayette County, Kentucky, July 6, 1965, to Glenn McCubbins and the late Doris Bryant McCubbins.


He is survived by his father, Glenn McCubbins, one son, Ryan (Jessica Horn) Maaser; two daughters, Jennifer Maaser, Sara (Adam Brinkmeyer) McCubbins; one brother, Jeffrey McCubbins; two sisters, Tracy (Jeff) Estepp, Lainey (Roger) Land; and four grandchildren, Jayden Ecklar, Conner Ecklar, Sophia Gaines, and Lyle Brinkmeyer.

 

A celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family. View and sign the guest book www.warefuneralhome.com

Cynthia “Cindy” Ann Nichols Phillips , 57, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 at Georgetown Hospital. She was born May 27, 1963 in Harrison County, Kentucky, to the late John Frank Nichols and Wanda Sue Kelly Nichols. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by a half-brother, Stanley Frank Nichols.


Cindy (Mammy/Mom) will be remembered as a hard worker and someone who loved her family very much. She never turned anyone away from her home. Cindy loved God with all her heart and lived for Him, her faith kept her going. But now, she is with her heavenly Father. She will be missed very much but she will be with us in our hearts forever and always.


She is survived by one son, Richard L. (Norma) Phillips Jr.; one brother, Ricky Nichols; two sisters, Susie Nichols; Tammy (David) Pugh; three grandchildren, Katelyn Belle Phillips, Starla Kearns, and Kelsie Milner; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and a very close special friend Danny Riley.


A celebration of life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.


In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Lung Association, 10168 Linn Station Rd #100, Louisville, KY 40223. View and sign the guest book www.warefuneralhome.com

Rita Ann (Penney) Johnson, age 71 passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 at UK Bluegrass Hospice Care Center. She was born in Harrison County on September 1, 1949 to the late Amos Penney and Rose Stone. Besides her parents she is preceded in death by one nephew, RoKeith White; and two sisters, Vesta Cummins, and Alberta Jones.


She is survived by two daughters, Roanya Johnson-Rice, Deonya (David) Muhammad; three brothers, Anthony Penney, Amos Penney Jr., Arty Penney Sr.; three sisters, Evelyn LaFaye Gross, Audrey Penney, Vanessa Lanter; three grandchildren, Elijah, Joshua, Imani Muhammad; and four nieces and nephews, Jermaine Cummins, Cartia Cummins Cobbins, Stormi Cummins Stafford, and Michael Stone.


A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, January 19th at 1:30 PM at Ware Funeral Home, with visitation beginning at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in Cherry Grove Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Bluegrass Hospice Care, 750 Rose Street Lexington, KY 40536.

 

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William Andrew Moore, age 83, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He was born in McCreary County on January 10, 1938 to the late Henry and Nola Lay Moore. Besides his parents he is preceded in death by one son, Donald Ray Moore; and three brothers, Maurice Moore, Larry Moore, and Barry Moore.


He is survived by his wife, Mary Ron Moore; one daughter, Pamela (Shane Riddle) J. Moore; one grandchild, Logan Keith Duncan; one sister, Janet Hensley; one half-sister, Charlotte Moore; stepmother, Georgia Moore; three stepbrothers, Gary Philpot, Gerald Philpot, Mike Philpot; and one stepsister, Debbie Alexander.


A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Bluegrass Council of the Blind, 1093 S. Broadway #1214, Lexington, KY 40504. View and sign the guest book www.warefuneralhome.com

Irene Mae Biddle Browning, 90, of Cynthiana, KY, formerly of Falmouth, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the Cedar Ridge Health Campus in Cynthiana. Born on May 2, 1930 in Bracken County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Harley Everett and Zelma Arnold Biddle.

 

On March 18, 1950 she married Wallace Browning, Jr., and her dear husband survives her passing. Beginning in the mid 1960’s, Irene worked as a beautician out of her house; she took wonderful care of all her clients, always going the extra mile to accommodate their needs. Formerly she worked as an office administrator for R. L. Polk and as a seamstress for Hyde Park Clothiers. She was a member of the Falmouth United Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, a member of the Daughters of America, and a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hardin-Browning Post #109. She always kept her family and her faith at the center of her life.


In addition to her husband of 70 years, Wallace, she is survived by two sons: Ron (Linda) Browning of Falmouth, KY and Kevin (Pat) Browning of Berry, KY; her daughter-in-law, Dee Browning, of Falmouth, KY; 5 grandchildren: Ronnie Browning, Tracy Straus, Steven Browning, Derek Browning, and Jennifer Robinson; 13 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; one brother, Edward Biddle of Ft. Wright, KY; and a host of extended family and friends.


Irene was also preceded in death by her son, David L. Browning on February 12, 2007, her grandson Joshua “Josh” Wilson Browning on June 19, 2009; her great grandson, Alex Lee Browning; her sister: Rosaline McKinney; and two brothers: Robert F. Biddle and Charles E. Biddle.


Private services will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Josh Browning Scholarship Fund: c/o Kevin and Pat Browning: 295 Morgan- Berry Road, Berry, KY 41003
Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, is taking care of the family.

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