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OBITUARIES

Richard Major, age 69, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022, at Robertson County Health Care Facility. He was born in Cincinnati, OH on June 18, 1952, to the late Dallas Major Sr. and Rose Marie Naegele Major. Besides his parents he is preceded in death by four brothers, Gary Major, James Major, Dallas Major Jr., and Dennis Major.


Richard is survived by a daughter, Laurie (Jeremy) Philpot; one brother; Charles Major; two sisters, Marie (Tim) Major Gallagher, Sandra Pettit; two grandchildren, Solomon Philpot, Annsley Philpot; and a host of nieces and nephews.


Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. at Leesburg Christian Church Old Sanctuary(6005 KY HWY 1842 N, Cynthiana, KY 41031). Visitation will be Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M., at Leesburg Christian Church. John Welch will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

 

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William Edward Nickerson Jr., age 61, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022, at his home. He was born in Harrison County on October 24, 1960, to the late William Edward Nickerson Sr. and Nancy A. Linville Nickerson. William is also preceded in death by his son, William Eric Nickerson.


William is survived by a son, Andrew Scott Nickerson; a daughter, Leccia Carol Nickerson; two brothers, Bobby Glenn Nickerson, and Brian (Robin) Keith Nickerson.


Funeral Services will be held on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Ware Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, May 22, 2022, from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., also at Ware Funeral Home. Burial will be at Battle Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jack Roberts, Charles Neace, Bobby Kelley, Kevin Holbrook, Tracy “Lips” Markland, and Sam Arnold. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Hamm, Billy McCowan, Marty Holler, and Jimbo Stroub.

 

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Melody Ann Fryman Cason, age 64, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. She was born in Cynthiana on January 25, 1958, to the late Ewell and Ruth Ann Mosses Fryman. Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Stephen "Bear" Cason.


Melody worked at KY Utilities. She is survived by one brother, David C. Fryman; two special nephews, Nick (Maygan) Fryman, Cody (Laken) Fryman; and two great nephews, Lucas Fryman, and Hudson Fryman.


A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, May 20th from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Ware Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

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Sherlene Emily McCarty Couch, 60, of Cynthiana, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022, at her home. She was born June 5, 1961, to Shirley Faye Pelfrey Stamper and to the late Willie Richard McCarty. She is also preceded in death by one brother, Steven McCarty; one sister, Tammy Wilson.


Besides her mother, Sherlene is survived by her husband, Randy Couch; four sons, Derik Combs, Steven Combs, Jeffery Couch, and Zane Couch; one daughter, Zaryn Couch; one brother, Willie Richard “Ricky” McCarty; four sisters, Wilma Jean Combs, Charlotte Allen, Laurie Ann Roberts, Penny Shelton Bunch; three grandchildren, Liam Combs, Landen Couch, Ilana Couch.


A funeral service will be conducted at 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Ware Funeral Home with visitation being held from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Officiating the services will be Brother Jeffery Jackson. Burial will be at Winchester Cemetery, Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. Pallbearers will be Brian Thomas, Allen Bradford, Nathan Miller, Ashley Byrd, Willie Richard “Ricky” McCarty, and David Lewis. Honorary pallbearer will be Gary Mays. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 110 Conn Terrace, Lexington, Kentucky, 40508.


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Beverly Carole Tolle, 72, of Cynthiana, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2022, at UK Medical Center. She was born October 29, 1949, to the late Charles Ray and Dolores Beckett Tolle. She is also preceded in death by her brother, Kevin Ray Tolle.


Beverly is survived by one daughter, Natalie (Michael R. Worrell) Doyle; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Tolle; two grandchildren, Addison Doyle, Payton Doyle; two nieces, Jennifer (Josh Corbin) Tolle, Lindsay (Nathan Thompson) Tolle; two nephews, Adam (Jordin) Tolle, Bradley (Brittany) Tolle; four great nieces and nephews, Bekkett, Brady, Blake and Mason Tolle.


A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 17th at Ware Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 12:00 P.M. Officiating the services will be Pastor Terry McDuffey. Burial will be at Battle Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family.


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Robert Stephen Watson, 76, of Berry, KY, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2022. He was born on April 9, 1946, in Chagrin Falls, OH, to the late Robert Lee Watson and Norma June Bortz Tall.


Robert is survived by his daughter, Jiselle Hirsch and one brother, Terry Watson.


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

 

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Betty Jean Tobin Murphy, 65, of Cynthiana, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She was born January 13, 1957, to the late William Tobin and Margaret Clough Tobin. She is also preceded in death by her brother, Bud Tobin.


Betty is survived by one son, Adam Clay (Ginger Wiglesworth) Murphy; three sisters, Sue Ann Tribble, Julie (Mike) Kreig, Margie Tobin; two grandchildren, Carly Brook Murphy, Van Conner Lee Murphy and many nieces and nephews.


A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Monday, May 16, 2022, at Ware Funeral Home with visitation being held from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. Officiating the services will be Pastor Bobby Duncan. Burial will be at Battle Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Billy Tobin, Van Murphy, Drew Fuller, Jarrod Biddle, Daniel Murphy, Zach Wiglesworth, and Portland Pringle.


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