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Obituaries

Orville Lee Atkinson

Orville Lee Atkinson, 90 died on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 at the Johnson Mathers Nursing Home in Carlisle. He was born on February 3, 1921 to Walter and Ethel Atkinson. Orville was Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army on the European front during World War II. He was a farmer and retired from Shell Oil Company.

He is survived by his daughter, Phyllis Graham; his granddaughter, Amanda Kincaid; and two great-grandsons, Wesley and Andy.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; his parents; his brothers, Julian and Steve; and his sisters, Frances, Alma, Ann and Dorothy.

Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 at the Carlisle Cemetery Chapel with Allan Ray Sparks officiating. Pallbearers were John Smoot, Billy Mac Gaunce, Frank Kincaid, Roy Dotson, Al Smith, Bill Atkinson Kenny Smoot and Ronnie Smart. Carlisle-Clark Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mary Frances Snapp Atkinson

Mary Frances Snapp Atkinson, age 88, passed away on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 at the Johnson Mathers Nursing Home in Carlisle. She was a daughter to Richard Herman Snapp and Georgia Mae Purcell, loving wife to Orville Atkinson, mother to Phyllis Atkinson Graham, and grandmother to Amanda and Frank Kincaid. She had 21 nieces and nephews and two great-grandchildren. Mary loved to cook and quilt and was proud to have served the nation during World War II through Avon.

Grave side services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 at the Carlisle Cemetery Chapel with Brother Allen Ray Sparks officiating. Pallbearers were Frank Kincaid, John Smoot, Ronnie Smoot, Kenny Smoot, David Smoot, Billy Mac Gaunce, Darrin Dotson, John Wells and Paul Curtis. Carlisle-Clark Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mamie Ramey Purvis

Mamie Ramey Purvis, 83, of Paris, widow of the late Henry Harrison Purvis, died on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. A native of Bourbon County, she was the daughter of the late Nathan Lee and Clara Belle Howard Ramey. She was a member of the Bible Holiness Church of Paris and was a retired Housekeeper at the Bourbon Community Hospital.

Survivors include two daughters: Brenda Florence of Paris and Linda Mae Sands of Mt. Sterling; three sons: James Harrison Purvis of Paris, Danny Lee and Sharon Purvis of Carlisle, and Bobby Darrell and Jo Ann Purvis of Georgetown; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Withrow of Paris; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by one son, Henry Purvis, Jr.

Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 at the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home in Paris by Bro. Wesley Riley. Burial followed in the Millersburg Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bobby Wayne Ritchie, James Purvis, Kevin Florence and John Florence. The funeral arrangements were entrusted to Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home in Paris.


Chester Griffin

Chester Griffin, 91, husband of Alberta Stone Griffin, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at the VA Medical Center on Leestown Rd. in Lexington. A native of Millersburg, he was the son of the late Sam and Lucy Garrison Griffin. He was a retired farm manager, a member of the Millersburg Methodist Church and a United States Navy Veteran of World War II.

Additional survivors include four daughters: Bonnie McCall and Marilyn Walker, both of Paris, and Loretta Green and Susan Hester, both of Lexington; two stepsons: Willie Little and James Little, both of Paris; one step daughter, Wanda Cox of New Mexico; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a stepson, Tommy Little; two brothers, Sam Griffin and Wayne Griffin; and one sister Geraldine Stratton.

Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011 at the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home by the Rev. Tim Pierce. Burial followed in the Millersburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were Willie Little, Christopher Little, Matthew Little, Josh Little, Jim Green, David McCall and Jamie McCall.

Honorary pallbearer will be Henry Norris. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Hospice of the Bluegrass. The funeral arrangements were entrusted to Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home in Paris.


Rondall Lee Storey

Rondall Lee Storey, 68, of Lexington, husband of Mary Ann Storey, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at his home. He was born in Nicholas County on April 26, 1943 to the late Stanley Robert and Sarah Imojean Shannon Storey. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and later retired from Johnson Controls in Georgetown, where he was active in company team sports. He was of the Methodist faith.

Other survivors include a son, Lee (Tina) Storey, a daughter, Lisa Dawn (Roy) Riley, and two grandchildren: Jason & Alyson Riley, all of Berea; three step-sons: Russell, Kip (Bridgett) and Michael Schlausky, and two sisters, Linda & Paula Storey, all of Lexington; a brother, Gary (Virginia) Storey of Stanton; and a special uncle, Turner Shannon of Paris.

Services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 at Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home by the Revs. James Gaunce and Don Jolly. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ronald Conrad, Jack Horton, Kenny Lyons, Phillip McDonald, Jimmy Rawlings and J.D. Smith. Honorary bearers were his Johnson Controls co-workers and Nicholas County High School Class of 1961. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project., www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Condolences and video tribute at www.mathersgaunce.com


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