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Obituaries

Dr. William E. Sexton

Dr. William E. Sexton, 83, husband of the late Helen Ruddell Sexton, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at his home in Richmond. Born in Carlisle on Sept. 30, 1930 to the late Clyde M. and Ethel Kerns Sexton, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in the Korean War.

After completing his undergraduate studies at EKU, Mr. Sexton received his Master’s degree from the University of Illinois and his doctorate from the University of Missouri. He served as Dean of the College of Applied Arts and Technology at EKU, and then served in the position of Vice President of EKU until his retirement.

William is survived by two sons, Michael E. Sexton (Jane) of Richmond and Dr. Gregory (Catherine) Sexton of Columbia, South Carolina; six grandchildren: Ashley Sexton (Jeremy) Neff of Irvine, Billy (Kim) Sexton and Bobby Sexton of Richmond, and Meredith Sexton, Evelyn Sexton, and Julia Sexton, all of Columbia, South Carolina; seven great-grandchildren: Sabastian, Seth, Logan, Aubrey, Michael, Austin, and William.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Sexton.

Graveside services were conducted on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at the Carlisle Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim Masterson, Billy Sexton, Bobby Sexton, Jeremy Neff, Eddie Davis, Bill Berry, and Mike Olds. Condolences may be expressed at www.orphfh.com.


Donald Edward Lemons

Donald Edward “The Dude” Lemons, 64, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at his home. Born in Harrison County on May 10, 1950 he was a son of the late Leo Earl Lemons and Lilly Jane Morrison Lemons Wiggins. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam and was a life-long farmer.

Survivors include his son, Richard Edward Lemons of Palm Bay, Florida; two brothers: Billy Charles Lemons of Lexington and Roy Lee Lemons of Washington, DC; special friends Amanda and Anderson Sunda; and three grandchildren: Aleanna, Aidan, and Aidric Lemons.

A Celebration of Life was held on Monday, Sept. 22 at the Wagoner’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions in Donnie’s memory are suggested to a local animal shelter. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home. Condolences available at www.mathersgaunce.com


Eddie R. Hatfield

Eddie R. Hatfield, 71, of Ewing, husband of Brenda Mitchell Hatfield, passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Fleming County Hospital. Born in Nicholas County on Nov. 23, 1942 he was the son of the late Robert Clay and Alma Mitchell Hatfield. A US Army veteran, Eddie was a former farmer, truck driver, and contractor, painting fences and barns in Lexington and surrounding counties.

Eddie was an avid horse lover, and loved to travel, having been in all U.S. States except for three (Hawaii, Maine, and New Hampshire). He was also a member of the Ewing Baptist Church and the VFW in Carlisle. Most of all, Eddie was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Besides his loving wife of 46 years, he is survived by three daughters: Kimberly Anne (Chad) Stanfield of Paris, Janet Hatfield (Larry Dean) Hall of Ewing, and Sherri Marie Hatfield of Ewing; two grandchildren: Jordan Lee-Anna Fryman of Lexington, and Holden Storm Fryman of Paris; a step-grandson, Ethan Clay Stanfield of Texas; a sister, Ellen Hatfield of Carlisle; his special cousins, Robert Mitchell and Brian “Charlie” Mitchell, both of Dayton, Ohio; a special nephew, Danny Ray Hatfield of Cynthiana; his best friend, Lloyd Duncan of Carlisle; a special great-great-niece, Jarra Brooklyn Mitchell of Carlisle; and several other nieces and nephews. Eddie was a special “Bee Baw” to Haydyn Scott Fugate.

A Celebration of Life was held 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at the Ewing Baptist Church. No visitation is scheduled. No Memorials are suggested to a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be made at www.carpenterfritzvicefh.com


James D. Gaunce

James D. Gaunce, 94, went to heaven on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 after a 59-year commitment of serving his beloved Savior. Bro. Gaunce was an incredible man of faith who spent countless hours sharing and bringing the good news of Jesus to others.

He was born on Feb. 29, 1920 to the late Harmon and Bettie Feeback Gaunce. As a lay minister, Bro. Gaunce was well-known and respected in his community. In 1970, he began the Lay Witness Outreach Ministry and co-hosted a Saturday morning radio program for the last 31 years. Bro. Gaunce’s ministry extended not only in his community, but across the United States. He was a devoted member of the Saltwell United Methodist Church. He was also a World War II veteran, retired farmer, a member of Masonic Lodge Amity #40, and was honored as a Kentucky Colonel.

He is survived by his daughters, Joyce (Keith) Smith and Esther (Steve) Weidle; a step-son, Dr. Thomas Darrell; a sister, Juanita (Clestus) Ritchie; a sister-in-law, Patsy (James) Cox; five grandchildren: Mollie Smith, Adam (Elizabeth) Smith, James (Patty) Rawlings, Sarah (Matt) Jarvis, and Nyiri Weidle; three great grandsons whom he adored: Kenton, Kayden and Isaac; special friends and caregivers Brenda and Joe Ross, and Ira Howard.

Bro. Gaunce was preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn Scott Gaunce and his second wife, Phyllis Darrell Gaunce. He was also preceded in death by his three sisters: Katherine (Willard) Varner, Pauline (William) Ritchie, and Hazel Schanding; and one brother, Robert Gaunce.

Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Saltwell United Methodist Church by the Rev. Mark Glasscock and the Rev. Brenda Routt under the direction of Drake-Whaley-McCarty Funeral Home, Cynthiana. Interment will be at Saltwell Cemetery following the service. Pallbearers are Harry Feeback, G.B. Feeback, Kevin Feeback, Joe Ross, Ira Howard, Bud Lyons, Jerry Hunt, Dwayne Miller and Larry Miller. Honorary Pallbearers are Bernie Howell, Saltwell-Rosehill-Mt. Pleasant Methodist Men and the Lay Witness Outreach Radio Group. www.drakewhaleymccartyfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saltwell United Methodist Church 670 Morning Glory Rd Cynthiana, KY 41031 or Lay Witness Outreach c/o WPTJ 1811 Millersburg Rd. Paris, KY 40361.


Teddy Joe McNabb

Teddy Joe McNabb, 74, of Cynthiana passed away on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington after a long illness. He was born to the late George McNabb of Frankfort and Gladys Hill of Cynthiana.

He is survived by his two sisters: Pat Kern of Cynthiana and Janice Wiggins of Millersburg; and two brothers: Gary McNabb of Cynthiana and Billy McNabb of Frankfort.

In addition to his parents, Teddy was preceded in death by his son, Danny Joe McNabb; his ex-wife, Ruth Ann Long McNabb; and his two sisters, Joyce Grayson and Betty Miller.

There are no services planned. Arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY 40361. The online guestbook is at www.Lusk-McFarland.com and a 24 hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.


Joshua Andrew Tubbs

Joshua Andrew Tubbs, 26, of Paris died on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at the Bourbon Community Hospital. He was the son of T.J. Ballard and the late Elizabeth Ann Tubbs Ballard.

In addition to his father, he is survived by one son, Koltyn Andrew Thomas Tubbs of Georgetown; one daughter, Kayleigh Ann “K Bug” Elizabeth Tubbs of Georgetown; one sister, Ashleigh Lynn Tubbs of Paris; one brother, Brandon Thomas Tubbs of Paris; his grandmother, Theresa Tubbs of Paris; one nephew, Easton Tubbs; one niece, Khloe Graham; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by two nieces, Makenzie Russell and Tuesdee Tubbs; and one nephew, Zane Tubbs.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 at the Paris Cemetery Chapel by Bro. Frank Rinesmith. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home in Paris. The online guestbook is at www.Lusk-McFarland.com and a 24 hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.

 

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