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OBITUARIES

Nancy Hicks, age 75, of Cynthiana, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Grand Haven Nursing Home. She was born in Cynthiana on July 18, 1944 to the late Raymond Coy Whalen and Jessie Mildred Harper Whalen.


Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Raymond Lowell Hicks and her sister, Linda Sue Fain.


Nancy is survived by two sons, Jerry Wayne (Nicole) Hicks and Marshall Kevin Hicks; two brothers, Mike Whalen and Eddie (Judy) Whalen; four sisters, Mildred Annae Fitch, Barbara Mae Stone, Lillian Faye (Billy) Gibson and Karen Lavern (Jim) Staggs; six grandchildren, Rachel Hicks, Brooke (Camron) Schalch, Bridget (Dakota) Rice, Brandon Hicks, Jared Hicks and Mary-Katherine Hicks and eight great-grandchildren, Seth Falconer, Gracie Hicks, Parker Coleman, Kanaan Rice, Kinlee Rice, Klayton Rice, Brantley Earlywine and Waylon Earlywine.


A private service for family only will be held at Ware Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held for the public at a later date. Ware Funeral Home will post the update on services for the public once they are made.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516. View and sign the guestbook at www.warefuneralhome.com

Marylouise Holland Porter, age 77, of Cynthiana, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska on November 15, 1941 to the late Wilbur Holland and Mary Maupin Holland. She loved to spend time with her family, friends and especially her grandchildren.


Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by two sisters, Donna Holland and Wynetta Reed and two brothers, Donald Holland and Terry Holland.


Marylouise is survived by two daughters, KaryJujuanna Sams and Bennita (Grant) Shiffer; two grandsons, Michael Shiffer and Justin Shiffer; three sisters, Vickie Stewart, Kathy Stewart and Diane Stewart; her aunt, Alvina Simpson and special friends, Talmenia and Herbert Sharp.


A private funeral service for immediate family only will be conducted on Tuesday, March 24th at Ware Funeral Home by Rev. Antonio Stuckey. Burial will be at Cherry Grove Cemetery. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date for the public. Ware Funeral Home will announce service times for the public when they become available.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Edgemont Healthcare Adult Activity Fund, 323 Webster Avenue, Cynthiana, Kentucky 41031. View and sign the guestbook at www.warefuneralhome.com

Robert H. Shanklin, 73, of Berry, passed away March 18, 2020 at St. Joseph Bluegrass Hospice Care Center. He was born in Harrison County on February 8, 1947 to the late Henderson A. Shanklin and Mary Gallagher Shanklin.
Robert was a retired Police Officer with Cynthiana Police Department and was a United States Marine, Vietnam Veteran.


Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by wife, Alice Faye Shanklin.


Robert is survived by three sons, Robert L. (Brandy) Shanklin, Doug (Tina) Taylor and Davey (Breanna) Hill; two daughters, Sandra Shanklin (Kevin) Coy and Tina Milner Barnett; two brothers, David (Sue) Shanklin and Van (Wayne Ann) Shanklin; two sisters, Diane (Jr) Bell and Alma Kunes; sixteen grandchildren, Evan Duckworth, Jocelynn Shanklin, Robert Thomas Shanklin, Kamryn Hill, Caleb Barnett, Catelynn Barnett, Miranda Barnett, Kaleb (Brittany) Coy, Kelsey Coy, Kortney Coy, Dustin Taylor, Derek Taylor, Keenan Fizette, Kyler Switzer, Donovan Walker and Macey Ollinger and three great-grandchildren, Leah Madison Coy, Gabriel Jaxen Coy and Oaklynn Ollinger.


Due to the circumstances in our community, the family has decided to have services at a later date for the public. Ware Funeral Home will post an update with funeral services as soon as it becomes available.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sunrise Christian Church, c/o Joyce Rainey, 1443 Pughs Ferry Road, Cynthiana, Kentucky 41031. View and sign the guestbook at www.warefuneralhome.com

Nancy Ellen Lowery, 64, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020.


Born May 15, 1955 in Harrison Co. to the late Irvin Floyd & Augusta Mae Herrington Florence, she was a devoted homemaker.


Survivors include 2 sons, Michael (Cary) Coppage & Roger Wayne (Shelley) Coppage; 2 brothers, Jerry Lynn & Harold Wayne Florence; 5 sisters: Patricia Shankland, Anette Florence, Marcia Simpson, Lisa Dawn Borders & Deanna Carraway; 7 grandchildren: Zachary Tucker Coppage, Preston Mullins, Aubrey Coppage, Cassidy Mullins, Alainia Coppage, Ashley Carter & Madison Coppage; and 2 great-grandchildren, Ivy & Eden Carter.


Also preceding her in death were 3 brothers: William Henry, Melvin Leroy & Irvin D. Florence; 2 sisters, Anna Sue Fite & Barbara White; and a daughter-in-law, Lori Coppage.


Graveside services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, March 21st at the Oakland Cemetery in Pendleton Co. by Bro. Stephen Staggs.


Casketbearers will be Michael, Roger Wayne & Zachary Coppage, Preston Mullins and Bobby & Stephen Northcutt.


Arrangements are under the direction of Drake-Whaley-McCarty Funeral Home.

Jerry Wayne Burkette Sr., age 82, of Cynthiana, Kentucky passed away March 14, 2020. He was born in Graniteville, South Carolina on May 20, 1937 to the late Furman Burkette and Eunice Warren Burkette. Jerry proudly served twenty-seven years as a Naval Intelligence Officer and retired as a Commander in the United States Navy.


Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie LeMay Burkette and his sister, Barbara Bailey.
Jerry is survived by his son, Jerry “Jay” Wayne (Elizabeth “Libbie”) Burkette Jr.; his daughter, Cheri Lynn (Michael) Bowen and six grandchildren, Lyndsey Burkette, Nicolas Burkette, Michaela (Jackson) Lin, Marie Bowen, David Bowen and Nathan Bowen.


A private family ceremony with full military honors will be conducted at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West, 5817 Fort Campbell Boulevard, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240 on Monday, March 23rd at 11:00 AM by Bro. Bob Jones with burial following. A celebration of life will take place at a later date for family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Wayne Burkette Jr., Michael Bowen, Nicolas Burkette, David Bowen, Nathan Bowen and Jackson Lin.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church, PO Box 223, Cynthiana, Kentucky 41031 or to the Bible Baptist Church, 3102 Prospect Circle, Clarksville, Tennessee 37043. View and sign the guestbook at www.warefuneralhome.com