Home Archives May 29, 2013


Charme Ewalt Smoot

Charmé Ewalt Smoot, 94, widow of Eugene B. Smoot, died on Friday, May 24, 2013 at the Nicholas County Hospital in Carlisle. A native of Bourbon County, he was born on Aug. 15, 1918 to the late Sam R. and Nida Fisher Ewalt of Ruddles Mills, KY. Charmé married Eugene Bradshaw Smoot on Apr. 19, 1938. He preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 2004.

Mrs. Smoot attended Ruddles Mills School and was a graduate of Paris High School and studied nursing at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. A devoted mother and grandmother, Mrs. Smoot was a member of the Carlisle Christian Church for over 70 years where she was a member of the Broadcasters Sunday School Class. She was a life member of the Miranda Homemakers of Nicholas County and past board member of Southern States Cooperative in Carlisle.

Mrs. Smoot is survived by her children: Nida Ann (Doug) Fryman of Carlisle, and John Nicholas (Lorrain) Smoot of Millersburg. Also surviving are her seven grandchildren: Rev. Grant (Cathy) Mathes of Lawrenceburg, Kathy Dawn (Darrell) Myers of Carlisle, Dr. Randy Smoot of Campbellsville, Sara Hurst (Steven) Plummer of Lexington, Cynthia (Karl) Warner of Richmond, Jennie (Todd) Gardner of Carlisle, and Anna (Chuck) Insko of Paris; 13 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren; son in law, Wilson Mathes of Carlisle. Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in her death by her sister, Anna Lee Chanslor of Ruddles Mills.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carolyn Jean (Wilson) Mathes, on April 24, 2004.

Services and celebration of her life will be at the Carlisle Christian Church at 11:00 a.m.on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by Grant Mathes and Bro. Steve Smith with burial at the Carlisle Cemetery. Casket bearers will be John N. Smoot, Franklin Caswell, Jr., Ronald Chanslor, Ewell (Bud) Lyons, Kathy Dawn Myers, Rev. Grant Mathes, and Dr. Randy Smoot. Honorary bearers will be Wilson Mathes, Doug Fryman, Donna Dixon, Nancye Lyons, Miranda Homemakers, and the Broadcasters Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Sonshine Sisters of the Carlisle Christian Church or Ruddles Mills Christian Church, Paris, KY 40361. www.hinton-turnerfuneralhome.com

Larry Thomas Smith

Larry Thomas Smith, 69, died on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the St. Joe Hospice Unit. Larry was born on Nov. 10, 1943 to the late Roy Thomas Preston and Bessie Cook Smith.

He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Smith of Colorado Springs, Colorado; his sisters: Rita Smith of Carlisle; and Rhoda "Kathy" Jones of Trenton, Tennessee; his aunt, Grace Smith Guy; and his best friend, Joe Stamper.

He is preceded in death by his son, Roy Thomas Smith; his sister, Nancy Smith; and his brothers, Jesse and David Smith.

Larry has given the gift of leaving his body to science at University of Kentucky. There will be no memorial services per his request. Any donations can be left to the Cancer Care Club in his honor at Deposit Bank or at Whitaker Bank in Carlisle.

William J. "Bill" Padgett, Sr.

William J. "Bill" Padgett, Sr., 90, husband of the late Geneva Brooks Padgett, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Born in Mason County March 17, 1923 to the late Everett and Anna Mefford Padgett, he was the longtime owner of Bill’s Auto Sales in Millersburg. An avid outdoorsman, Bill loved hunting and fishing, as well as being a champion trap shooter.

Survivors include his son, William (Jewel Dene) Padgett, Jr. of Carlisle; a daughter, Carolyn (David) Wilkins of Winchester; five grandchildren: Don, Lee, and Christy Padgett, Holly Shaver, and Dawn Ohnheiser; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Connie L. Padgett; a grandson, Len Padgett; two brothers, Ray and Tom Padgett; and two sisters, Thelma Mattox, and Merle Patton.

Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home by Bro. David Medford. Burial was in Millersburg Cemetery. Casket bearers were Dakota Dawson, Brad Ohnheiser, Austin Padgett, Tom Shaver, Marcus Strausbaugh, and Scott Wells. Honorary bearers were Charles Clarey, Max, Leonard, Jack and Ronald Gilkerson, and Mark Lowe. Condolences at www.mathersgaunce.com

Roger L. Jenkins

Roger L. Jenkins, 90, Cynthiana, died on Monday, May 20, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Nicholas County on April 14, 1923 to the late William Jefferson and Edith Harney Jenkins. He was a retired mechanic and a United States Army veteran.

Survivors include a son, David (Nancy) Jenkins of Versailles; a daughter, Glenyce (Ronald) England of Cynthiana; and a brother, John (Garnell) Jenkins of Frankfort.

He was preceded in death by three brothers: Roscoe Jenkins, William Leonard Jenkins, and Donald Jenkins; and three sisters: Christine Jenkins Morris, Merle Jenkins Hamilton, and Mary Jenkins Phillips.

Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24 at at Ware Funeral Home. Burial was in Battle Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Senior Citizen's Center. www.warefuneralhome.com

Emma Grace Perry

Emma Grace Perry, 60, of Ewing passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 24, 2013 at Fleming County Hospital. She was the widow of Jimmy Perry. Mrs. Perry was born in Martin on Dec. 16, 1952 daughter of the late Hatler and Susan Bailey Hill.

Survivors include three sons: Dennis (Stacey) Crager of Price, and Michael Crager and Terry (Nanette) Crager, both of Ewing; 11 grandchildren; three sisters: Sandy Hall of Mt. Sterling, Linda Adams of Hi Hat, and Rhonda Burke of Bevinsville; and four brothers: Billy Hill and Paul Hill of Wheelright, Terry Hill of Wayland, and Darrell Hill of South Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Jimmy Perry, Jr.; one brother; and one sister.

Private services were held by the family. Cremation services provided by Palmer Funeral Home of May’s Lick. Condolences to www.palmerfuneralhome.net

Harold Douglas McIntyre

Harold Douglas McIntyre, Jr., 60, of Ewing passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013 from an automobile accident on US Hwy 68 in Fairview. Harold was born on Oct. 29, 1952 to the late Harold Douglas McIntyre, Sr. and Elizabeth "Dolly" Gray McIntyre. He was a retired farmer and a devoted member of the Minerva Baptist Church.

Harold is survived by his wife, Helen Flora McIntyre of Cowan; his mother, Elizabeth "Dolly" McIntyre of Cowan; and his children: Tina (Scotty) Royse, Angel (Jarrod) Monroe, and Harold Bubby (Kendra) McIntyre; his grandchildren: Michaela Royse, Shelby, Courtney, and Brigite Monroe, and Libertie, Kaleb, and Kenton McIntyre; and great-granddaughter Leah Monroe. Also surviving are his brothers: Bobby Jo McIntyre, Danny McIntyre, and Raymond McIntyre; and his sister, Carolyn "Sissie" Poore.

Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the Minerva Baptist Church with Brothers Paul Gray and Harry Brooks officiating. Burial followed in the Elizaville Cemetery. Price Bros. Funeral Home in Elizaville was in charge of the arrangements.

William Carlton "W.C." Vice

William Carlton "W.C." Vice, 85, husband of Betty, died on May 14, 2013. He was the son of the late Carlton and Edith Vice; great-grandfather of the late Faith Macy Marshall; and brother of the late Francis Hardwick, Louise Reister, and Jane Watkins. He opened the Casual Living & Patio Center in 1966 and loved his farming in Nicholas and Bath Counties. He was a member of the Optimist Club, the Thursday Night Club, and a deacon and former chairman of deacons at Trinity Baptist Church where he was a longtime member.

In addition to his beloved wife of 65 years, he is survived by three children: Linda (Richard) Cole of Versailles, Lydia (Jerry) Abnee, and Carl (Beverly) Vice, both of Lexington; two sisters: Helen (John) Bray, and Betty (Ronnie) Ratliff; seven grandchildren: Zoe Abnee, Keith Mitchell, Stephanie Hacker, Jeffrey Abnee, Amy Marshall, Matthew Cole, and Andrew Cole; eight great-grandchildren; and his beloved dog, "Tipper."

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013 at Milward-Man O' War Funeral Home. Burial followed at Carlisle Cemetery. The grandchildren served as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers were the deacons of Trinity Baptist Church.Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 1675 Strader Dr., Lexington, KY 40505 or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, KY 40504-3277. www.milwardfuneral.com

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