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Virginia Mae Craycraft Ginter

Virginia Mae Craycraft Ginter, widow of Stanley Paul Ginter, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010. She was an 84 year old native of Bourbon County, the daughter of the late Clarence Ashton and Clara Bishop Craycraft, a former employee of Cowden Manufacturing, and a member of the Church of Christ. She liked taking care of her farm and her family. She is survived by 2 sons, Terry (Shirley) Ginter of Mt. Sterling and Dwain (Sue) Ginter of Salt Lick, 6 grandchildren, Sarah Ginter Inman, Jordan, Mollie, Billy Paul, T.J. and Jonathan Ginter, 6 great-grandchildren, Katie, Hanna, Gracie, Olivia and Landen Ginter and Clifton Inman, 2 sisters, Carolyn (Foy) Ingram and Lucille (Don) Gilvin, all of Mt. Sterling, and 4 brothers, Raymond (Kathy) Craycraft, Wayne (Joyce) Craycraft, and Harold (Greenia) Craycraft, all of Mt. Sterling, and Charlie (Bonnie) Craycraft of Scottsville, a sister-in-law, Alma Davis, and all of her church family. Her funeral will be 10:00 Saturday at Herald & Stewart Home for Funerals with burial in Machpelah Cemetery. Visitation is 5-8:00 Friday.Sign/View Guestbook

Betty Lee Smith

Betty Lee Smith, of Camargo, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2010. She was a 75 year old native of Louisville, the daughter of the late James Leonard and Lizzy Alice McGrew Smith, and a member of the Christian faith. She is survived by 5 sisters, Dorothy (Raymond) Martin, Imogene (George) Updike, and Ella (Joe) Terry, all of Camargo, Lois Marie (Glen) Grandy of Belton, Texas, and Esther (George) Ketcham of Madison, Indiana, a brother, Luther “Bug” Farley of Killeen, Texas, a sister-in-law, Ida Smith of Shepherdsville, and several nieces and nephews. Her funeral will be 2:00 Wednesday at Herald & Stewart Home for Funerals with burial in Lovely Cemetery. Visitation is 6-9:00 Tuesday.Sign/View Guestbook

Patrick Edward Hickey

Patrick Edward Hickey, husband of Anna Lytle Hickey, of Lexington, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2010. He was a 76 year old native of Bath County, the son of the late James Edward and Opal Shrout Hickey, and a retired state police officer and truck driver. In addition to his wife, he is survived by 4 daughters, Julie (Eddie Welch) Williams of Lexington, Jennifer (Matt) Welch of Maine, Jill Hickey and Jodi (Eddie) Harris, both of Lexington, a son, Patrick Edward (Susie) Hickey III of Oneida, New York, 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. His graveside service will be noon Saturday at Longview Cemetery. Herald & Stewart Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.Sign/View Guestbook

ROSA SOWARDS GIBSON

ROSA SOWARDS GIBSON, widow of Charley Gibson, of Prewitt Pike, died Friday at St. Joseph-Mt. Sterling. She was a 94 year old native of Pound, VA, a housewife, and attended the Gateway Church of God. She is survived by 2 daughters, Evelyn Smallwood and Betty Chandler, both of Mt. Sterling: 2 brothers, George Sowards of Middletown, OH, and Arthur P. Sowards of Springfield, OH; She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grand children, 10 great-great-grandchildren, and a special friend, Barbara Boston. Funeral service will be 1:00 PM Monday at Herald & Stewart Home For Funerals with burial in Machpelah Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 pm Sunday at the funeral home.Sign/View Guestbook

Velma "Jean" Barnett Gulley

Velma “Jean” Barnett Gulley, wife of Raymond Gulley, of Winchester, passed away Monday, September 13, 2010. She was a 74 year old native of Menifee County, the daughter of the late Bridges and Hattie Skidmore Barnett, a retired school teacher after 35 year of educating and helping children, and a member of Cornwell Christian Church. She loved to read, crochet and teach children. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Todd Gulley of Lexington, a granddaughter, Alexandra Grace Gulley of Clay City, 2 sisters, Patsey Hall of Jeffersonville, and Faye Kasten of Means, and several nieces, nephews and friends. Her funeral will be 1:00 Thursday at Herald & Stewart Home for Funerals with burial in Skidmore Cemetery. Visitation is 5-8:00 Wedneseday.Sign/View Guestbook

Arika Rae Gronlund

Arika Rae Gronlund, 6 month old daughter of Donald “D.L.” and Olivia Risner Gronlund, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2010. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Pam (Tony) Wynn of Frenchburg and Todd Risner of Means, paternal grandparents, Donald Lee Gronlund and Alice Whitney, of Washington, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Her funeral will be 1:00 Sunday at Herald & Stewart Home for Funerals with burial in Lovely Cemtery. Visitation is 12-1:00 Sunday.Sign/View Guestbook

Ruby McCarty Boyd

Ruby McCarty Boyd, widow of Coleman Boyd, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2010. She was an 80 year old native of Bath County, the daughter of the late Luther and Anna Pettit McCarty, a retired cook from the Montgomery County School System and a member of Rolling Hills Church of Christ and Senior Citizens. She is survived by a daughter, Linda (Ben) Grow of Frankfort, a son, Bill (Wilma) Boyd of Somerset, 4 grandchhildren, 4 stepgrandchildren, several great-grand-children, and 4 brothers, Wilburn (Linda) McCarty of Lexington, Jim (Becky) McCarty of Clintonville, Bobby McCarty of North Middletown, and Donnie (Pam) McCarty of Paris. Her funeral will be 10:00 Monday at Herald & Stewart Home for Funerals with burial in Machpelah Cemetery. Visitation is 4-8:00 Sunday.Sign/View Guestbook

Roy Clay Blevins

Roy Clay Blevins, 90, widower of Zella Mae Green Blevins, died after a prolonged illness Monday, September, 6, 2010. He was born December 4, 1919 in Bath County, Kentucky to the late Clifford and Priscilla Blevins. He was a faithful member of the Queen Street and Rolling Hills Church of Christ, a farmer and raised hay, tobacco, corn, cattle and hogs. His knowledge was respected by friends and neighbors as he surveyed their crops, helped them with harvests and “doctored” their animals. When he retired from farming, he took a job with Gateway Stockyards. His gentle way made him a beloved and trusted member of the community. He is survived by a son, Ronald (Elsie) Blevins of Burlington, North Carolina, a daughter, Juanita (Don) Graves of Lancaster, 8 grandchildren, 22 great-grand-children, 24 great-great-grandchildren, 3 siblings, Glenna (Bill) McNabb, Leonard (Jean) Blevins and David Blevins, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. His funeral will be 1:00 Friday at Herald & Stewart Home for Funerals with burial in Machpelah Cemetery. Visitation is 5-8:00 Thursday. True to his word, honest, loyal, and a friend, everything there is in a good man, Clay was.Sign/View Guestbook

Pauline Hardin Stephens

Pauline Hardin Stephens, widow of Herbert Stephens, of Mt. Sterling, passed away Thurday, September 2, 2010. She was a 58 year old native of Lexington. She is survived by 2 daughters, Crystal Stephens (Ronald Shrewsbury) and Paula Stephens (Guillermo Rodriquez), both of Mt. Sterling, 2 sons, Courtney Ray Stephens (Tonya Stull) of Winchester and Earl Stephens of Mt. Sterling, 15 grandchildren, 3 sisters, Bonnie Crouch of Hazard, Martha Hardin Merkel and Wanda J. Hardin, both of Salt Lick, 4 brothers, Johnny, Joe and Albert Hardin, all of Owingsville, and Ike Hardin of Salt Lick, her companion of 23 years, Earnest Lee Crouch Jr. and several nieces, nephews and friends. Her funeral will be 11:00 Tuesday at Herald & Stewart Home for Funerals with burial in Jones Cemetery. Visitation is 11-1:00 Tuesday.Sign/View Guestbook

Howard Gene "Happy" Rothwell

Howard Gene “Happy” Rothwell, of Lexington, passed away Friday, September 3, 2010. He was a 56 year old native of Cincinnati, Ohio, a body shop employee and a member of the Pentecostal Church. He is survived by a sister, Tammy (Grady) Back of Olympia, a brother, Steve (Connie) Rothwell of Means and several nieces and nephews. His funeral will be 11:00 Monday at Herald & Stewart Home for Funerals with burial in Lovely Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8:00 Sunday.Sign/View Guestbook